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SAXONY, NOBILITY

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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                ANHALT. 6

A.         GRAFEN von ALSLEBEN.. 6

B.         HERREN von ARNSTEDT, von STEUSSLINGEN, GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN.. 7

C.        GRAFEN von CALVELAGE.. 11

D.        HERREN von GOSECK, HERREN von PUTELENDORF. 13

E.         GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU.. 17

F.         GRAFEN von QUERFURT. 21

G.        GRAFEN von SEEBURG.. 24

Chapter 2.                BRAUNSCHWEIG. 27

A.         HERREN von HALLERMUND.. 27

B.         GRAFEN von HALLERMUND (SCHWARZBURG) 29

C.        GRAFEN von RODEN und WUNSTORF. 31

D.        GRAFEN von SÜPPLINGENBURG.. 39

E.         GRAFEN von VELTHEIM.. 42

F.         GRAFEN von WOLDENBERG.. 44

Chapter 3.                ENGERN. 45

A.         HERREN von BRAKEL. 45

B.         HERREN von DIEPHOLZ. 48

C.        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN.. 49

D.        GRAFEN von HOYA.. 61

E.         HERREN zur LIPPE.. 66

F.         HERREN von LOHE.. 78

G.        GRAFEN von PYRMONT. 83

H.        GRAFEN von RAVENSBERG.. 89

I.      GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG.. 101

J.         GRAFEN von SPIEGELBERG.. 109

K.         GRAFEN von WALDECK.. 109

L.         GRAFEN von WÖLPE.. 114

Chapter 4.                HARZ. 119

A.         GRAFEN von BALLENSTEDT. 119

B.         GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG, GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN.. 123

C.        GRAFEN von LAUTERBERG, GRAFEN von SCHARZFELS.. 126

D.        GRAFEN von MANSFELD.. 126

E.         GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE.. 127

Chapter 5.                LAUENBURG/NORDALBINGIEN. 132

A.         GRAFEN von RATZEBURG.. 132

Chapter 6.                NORTHEIM.. 135

A.         GRAFEN von DASSEL. 135

B.         GRAFEN von KATLENBURG.. 145

C.        GRAFEN von NORTHEIM.. 147

D.        GRAFEN von WINZENBURG.. 152

Chapter 7.                OSTFALIA. 158

A.         GRAFEN von AMMENSLEBEN.. 158

B.         GRAFEN von DANNENBERG.. 160

C.        BURGGRAFEN von MAGDEBURG.. 161

D.        HERREN von SOMMERSCHENBURG.. 164

E.         GRAFEN von WALBECK.. 166

Chapter 8.                STADE. 173

A.         GRAFEN von STADE (family of LOTHAR) 173

B.         GRAFEN von STADE (family of FRIEDRICH) 186

Chapter 9.                WESTFALIA. 188

A.         HERREN von AHAUS.. 188

B.         GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (WERLE) 190

C.        GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (KUYC) 192

D.        HERREN von BILSTEIN.. 205

E.         HERREN von BÜREN.. 205

F.         GRAFEN von CAPPENBERG.. 212

G.        HERREN von GEMEN.. 215

H.        HERREN von HOLTE.. 217

I.      HERREN von HORSTMAR.. 230

J.         HERREN von LOHN.. 232

K.         HERREN von RIETBERG.. 234

L.         HERREN von STEINFURT. 243

M.        BURGGRAFEN von STROMBERG.. 253

N.        GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG.. 254

O.        GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG (BENTHEIM) 260

P.         GRAFEN von WERL. 262

Chapter 10.              OTHER NOBILITY in SAXONY. 266

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The disparate development of Saxony as a territory, contrasting with the more centralised evolution of the other ancient German provinces, in particular Bavaria, is discussed in the Introduction to the document SAXONY DUKES & ELECTORS.  Early sources reveal the names of numerous counts in Saxony between the 9th and 11th centuries, details of whom are set out in the document GERMANY, EARLY NOBILITY in which the sparse amount of available information on the family relationships of the early nobility is striking.  This means that, not only is reliable family reconstruction virtually impossible, but also the way in which titles and territories were transmitted between generations is unclear.  It is reasonable to suppose that, just as in later centuries, the nobility was a close-knit community and that their successors in the 11th century onwards were descendants of their 9th and 10th century counterparts.  However, no example has yet been found of a proven family connection between these early individuals and later noble families in Saxony.  A tantalising glimpse into the possibilities is provided by what could be termed "parallel" families which can be partially reconstructed from relationships between ecclesiastical dignitaries which are referred to in primary sources.  As an example, the Annalista Saxo records the family connections of the first four bishops of Hildesheim although it names no lay individuals in their families apart from the parents of the first bishop[1].  It is unimaginable that such church families were not closely related to their noble lay counterparts, but proving such family relationships is impossible because of the absence of sufficiently precise contemporary documentation. 

 

The current document sets out the families of later Saxon nobility, mainly dating from the 11th century or later, from which time the available records permit more reliable reconstruction of family relationships.  The process of noble enfeoffment in Saxony evolved over time.  Several distinct phases in this evolution can be identified as follows: 

 

  • Many 9th and 10th century descendants of the three leading families in the Saxon heartland, successively those of Widukind, Liudolf and Hermann Billung, are referred to in primary sources with the comital title.   It is evident that such families were able to create a network of power within Saxony but in no case is it possible to trace these titles to any formal enfeoffment.  The families of these Saxon nobles are shown in the document SAXONY DUKES & ELECTORS. 
  • Some 10th century/early 11th century counts are associated in contemporary documentation with specific places, for instance the Grafen von Alsleben, Arnsberg, Haldensleben, Katlenberg, Northeim, Querfurt, Stade, Walbeck and Werl.  Some of these noble families developed extensive local territorial power-bases within Saxony, notably the county of Stade on the North Sea coast about which there is considerable surviving contemporary documentation.  Most of these comital families died out in the male line before the 13th century.  Their counties passed to the duke of Saxony of the time and were incorporated into the duke's personal territorial landholdings.  Heinrich "der Löwe" was the most successful duke in acquiring additional Saxon territories by inheritance or aggression, including the lands of the counts of Northeim, Stade and Winzenburg.  He also acquired the estates of Herzberg, Scharzfels and Pöhlde south of the Harz in 1158 from Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa", in exchange for Badenweiler and other Swabian lands[2]
  • The Billung dukes appointed a network of Vizevögte to maintain authority in Saxony.  In many cases, the title-holders were able to build up extensive domains of their own. Examples of these ducal fiefholders were the Schwalenberger (west of the middle Weser), the Herren von Everstein (north of Holzminden), and the Herren von Roden (originally from the Weser Mountains, but who became vassals in the region of Hannover)[3]
  • Similar appointments were made by Lothar von Süpplingenburg after he became duke of Saxony.  For example, Duke Lothar awarded the countship of Holstein and Stormarn in the northern frontier area to Adolf von Schauenburg, the land east of the Weser in the northern part of the Minden diocese to the Herren von Wölpe, and land in part of the Harzgau to the Herren von Blankenburg. 
  • Duke Lothar also appointed his own household officers (ministeriales) as administrators of different areas, installing lords over Blankenburg (a different family from the counts), Heimburg, Dahlum (near Schöningen), the Leinegau north of Göttingen, Peine, Volkmarode (near Brunswick), Weida, and Wolfenbüttel[4]
  • After duke Lothar was elected king of Germany in 1125, he created imperial fiefdoms in Saxony, for example the countship on both borders of the Oker which he awarded to the Herren von Wöltingerode, the countship of Wernigerode, and (south of the Harz) the countships of Scharzfels, Ilfeld-Honstein, and perhaps Rothenburg. 
  • The creations made by Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony included the countships of Ratzeburg in 1143 and Schwerin in 1167.  The counties of Lüchow and Dannenberg were established in the Hannoversches Wendland, on the left bank of the Elbe, in the mid-12th century, although Jordan postulates the view that these were independent domains established by members of the nobility from the Altmark who took part in the Wendish crusade of 1147 rather than counties of colonisation created by Duke Heinrich[5]
  • References to other counties emerge in the documentation for the first time in the late 11th/early 12th centuries, although it has not been possible to trace these back to particular creations.  Examples are the Graven von Ravensberg and the Grafen von Cappenberg.  It is probable that they were the successors of nobles recorded in primary sources dating to the 11th century or before, although it is not possible to establish these family connections as the earlier records rarely link the names of counts to geographical locations. 

 

This brief analysis reveals a continuous process of enfeoffment and reconsolidation by the dukes of Saxony during the 11th and 12th centuries.  New counties were created to reward service or increase administrative control.  Old counties were reabsorbed into the ducal land-holdings by inheritance or aggression.  In addition, particular local landowners combined skill in acquiring new territories with the good fortune of producing sufficient male heirs, ensuring that their families survived well into modern times.  The best examples are the extensive families of the counts (later princes) of Anhalt, dukes of Brunswick, counts of Holstein and counts of Oldenburg, all of whom started from modest beginnings.  Details of each of these families are set out in their own respective documents. 

 

Any geographical division of the duchy of Saxony is arbitrary and to some extent anachronistic.  From the late 12th century, the duchy was divided, west to east, into three territories: Westfalia, Engern and Ostfalia.  However, categorising the Saxon nobility only into these divisions does not adequately reflect the later geographical and political realities.  The present document therfore further subdivides each of these territories.  The northern part of Westfalia, from the North Sea coast southwards approximately as far as Cloppenburg, which was later dominated by the duchy of Oldenburg, is categorised as “Oldenburg”.  The southern part of Westfalia towards the Lower Rhine area remains as “Westfalia”.  The northern part of Engern, between the Weser and Elbe rivers, is categorised as “Stade”, the principle county in the area.  The territory of Ostfalia is broken down into “Braunschweig” in the north-west (south of the Elbe as far south as Hildesheim, which evolved into the duchy of Braunschweig and Lüneburg), “Northeim” directly south of Braunschweig, “Harz” to the east of Northeim and “Anhalt” further to the east of Harz, while the remaining area to the north-east is called “Ostfalia”.  The area north of the river Elbe, later dominated by the county of Holstein is in the present document called “Lauenburg/Nordalbingien”. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    ANHALT

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ALSLEBEN

 

 

Alsleben is located about 10 kilometres due south of Bernburg in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  A county of Alsleben features briefly in primary source documentation at the end of the 10th century.  Jackman suggests that Gero Graf von Alsleben was the son of Siegfried (died [959]), son of Markgraf Gero [I] [Meissen][6] (see the document MEISSEN).  Although this is not impossible, the chronology would be tight considering the date of Siegfried's marriage ([952]), Gero's death (979), and Gero's daughter marriage in [994].  In addition, it seems surprising that the existence of surviving infant children would not have been mentioned in the sources which record Siegfried's death, his father's subsequent transfer of all his property to the church and foundation of Kloster Gernrode in his memory[7], and the installation of Siegfried's widow as abbess. 

 

 

Brother and sister, parents not known: 

1.         GERO (-executed 11 Aug 979).  Graf von Alsleben.  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Gero comes" was beheaded in 979[8].  Thietmar records that Count Gero was captured at Sömmering, killed Waldo in battle, and was executed on 11 Aug[9].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "11 Aug" of "Gero com"[10]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted privileges to Kloster Alsleben founded by "comes Gero…cum consensus…coniugis suæ Adala" by charter dated 20 May 979[11].  Thietmar names Adela wife of Gero when recording that she established a monastery at Alsleben in memory of her brother, jointly with her sister-in-law Tetta[12].  Graf Gero & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELA von Alsleben (-1 May ----).  The wife of "Sigefrido filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" is named "Athela" in the Annalista Saxo, which also names their son and two daughters.  She is named "Adhelam filiam Geronis comitis de Alesleve" in a later passage[13]m ([994]) SIEGFRIED [II] Graf von Stade, son of HEINRICH "der Kahle" Graf im Heiangau & his first wife Judith von der Wetterau [Konradiner] ([965]-6 Jan or 1 May 1037). 

2.         TETTA .  Thietmar names Tetta as the sister of Gero when recording that she established a monastery at Alsleben in memory of her brother, jointly with his widow[14]

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von ARNSTEDT, von STEUSSLINGEN, GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN

 

 

Arnstedt is located about 5 kilometres south of Aschersleben in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  From the early 12th century, the family used the name “von Arnstein”, a village located to the west of Arnstedt. 

 

 

1.         WALTER von Steusslingen (-8 Sep ----).  The Vita Annonis names "Anno…ex Alamannorum populis" and "pater eius Walterus, mater Engela"[15].  The Memorial Book of Köln St Maria records the death “VI Id Sep” of “Walterus pater beati Annonis” and his donation including revenue “in Dutlo[16]m ENGELA, [sister of Heimo], daughter of --- (-5 Feb after 1064, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  The Vita Annonis names "Anno…ex Alamannorum populis" and "pater eius Walterus, mater Engela"[17].  Her family connection is indicated by the necrology of Siegburg which records the death “III Kal Apr” of “Heimo avunculus s. Annonis[18].  The Memorial Book of Köln St Maria records the death “II Kal Apr” of “Heymo prepositus huius ecclesie avunculus...Annonis archiepiscopi” and his donation[19].  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Non Feb” of “Engela mater s. Annonis archiepicopi[20].  The Memorial Book of Köln St Maria records the death “Non Feb” of “Engela mater senioris nostri archiepiscopi Annonis” and her donation[21].  Walter & his wife had [nine] children: 

a)         ANNO von Steusslingen ([1010]-Köln 4 Dec 1075, bur Siegburg Abbey).  The Vita Annonis names "Anno…ex Alamannorum populis" and "pater eius Walterus, mater Engela"[22].  Provost of St Simon and St Juda at Goslar 1054-1056.  Archbishop of Köln 1056. 

b)         ADELBERO von Steusslingen (-5 Jul, after 1056).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “III Non Jul” of “Adelbero frater s Annonis archepiscopi[23]m JUDITH, daughter of --- (-after 1107).  Adelbero & his wife had five children: 

i)          ANNO von Arnstedt (-7 Aug, after 1121).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “VII Id Aug” of “Anno filius fratris s Annonis[24].  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “III Kal Sep” of “Anno puer filius fr s Annonis[25]

ii)         WALTER [I] von Arnstedt (-killed in battle Külm, Bohemia 18 Feb 1126).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “XII Kal Mar” of “Waltherus filius fratris s Annonis archiepiscopi[26]

-         see below

iii)        WERNHER (-1 Dec 1151, bur Cappenberg).  Provost of Halberstadt St Bonifacius.  Bishop of Münster 1132. 

iv)       ADELBERO von Arnstedt (-after 1124). 

-         BURGGRAFEN von GIEBICHENSTEIN[27]

v)        ADALBERT von Arnstedt (-after 1120). 

-         BIESENRODE[28]

c)         HAYMO von Steusslingen (-10 Mar ----). 

d)         WERNHER [Wezilo] von Steusslingen (-killed in battle Mellrichstadt 7 Aug 1078).  Provost of Köln St Maria 1061.  Anno Archbishop of Köln donated property to Köln St. Maria, naming "Wecelino germano nostro eiusdem ecclesiæ præposito", by charter dated 1061, witnessed by "...Milites Franco urbis præfectus, Rukel advocatus noster..."[29].  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1063.  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “VII Id Aug” of “Wecelo archiepiscopus frater s Annonis[30]

e)         WALTER von Steusslingen (-killed in battle Erwitte 28 Oct [1079/1087], bur Soest).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “V Kal Nov” of “Walterus frater s Annonis archiepiscopi[31]

f)          OTTO von Steusslingen (-22 Jan ----).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “XI Kal Feb” of “Otto frater s. Annonis archiepicopi” and “Kal Feb” of “Henricus filius fratris s Ottonis[32]m ---.  Otto & his wife had five children: 

-        STEUSSLINGEN[33]

g)         [son .  The father of Anno may have been one of the brothers of Archbishop Anno who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          ANNO (-30 Aug ----).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “III Kal Sep” of “Anno puer filius fr s Annonis[34]

h)         ENGELA von Steusslingen (-5 Dec ----).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Non Dec” of “Engela soror s Annonis archiepiscopi[35]m --- [von Veltheim], son of ---.  Three children: 

i)          HAZZECHA von Steusslingen .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Vita Conradi Archiepiscopi which records "Cuonradus ex nobili prosapia oriundus…ex Suevia oppido Pulinga" and his parents "patre Eilolfo, matre Hazzecha"[36], together with the continuator of the Gesta Treverorum which records that "Anno Coloniensis episcopus" ordained "nepotem suum Cuononem" at Trier[37]m EILOLF, son of --- from Pfullingen.  Eilolf & his wife had one child: 

i)          KUNO (-1 Jun 1066).  Archbishop of Trier.  The Gesta Treverorum records that "Anno Coloniensis episcopus" ordained "clericum suum…Cuononem" as archbishop of Trier after the death of "Eberhardus"[38].  A continuator of the Gesta Treverorum records that "Anno Coloniensis episcopus" ordained "nepotem suum Cuononem" at Trier in succession to Eberhard but that he died "in Kal Iun miserabili morte"[39].  The Vita Conradi Archiepiscopi records "Cuonradus ex nobili prosapia oriundus…ex Suevia oppido Pulinga" and his parents "patre Eilolfo, matre Hazzecha"[40]

j)          [--- .  The parent of Bucco may have been one of the brothers or sisters of Archbishop Anno who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          BUCCO (-29 Mar ----).  Bishop.  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “V Kal Apr” of “Bucco episcopus, nepos s Annonis episcopi[41]

 

 

WALTER [I] von Arnstedt, son of ADELBERO von Steusslingen & his wife Judith --- (-killed in battle Külm, Bohemia 18 Feb 1126).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “XII Kal Mar” of “Waltherus filius fratris s Annonis archiepiscopi[42]

m as her first husband, ---, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Gottschalk von Zabelingen

Walter [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         WALTER [II] von Arnstein (-after 1162)m ERMENGARD, daughter of --- (-before 1194).  Walter [II] & his wife had one child. 

a)         WALTER [III] von Arnstein (-after 1199)m GERTRUD von Ballenstedt, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Ballenstedt & his wife Adelheid von Meissen.  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrudem, Waltheri de Arnestein coniugem" as the daughter of "Albertus comes Alberti marchionis filius" & his wife[43].  Walter [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          ALBRECHT [I] (-after 1240).  m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after 1267). 

-         GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN[44]

ii)         WICHMANN (-[2 Nov 1270]).  Provost at Magdeburg.  Elected bishop of Brandenburg 1221.  Prior at Neuruppin 1246. 

iii)        GEBHARD (-1256, before 9 Mar, bur Neuruppin).  Vogt von Leitzkau.  Co-founder of Kloster Neuruppin 1246[45]m (before 16 Aug 1211) as her second husband, ---, widow of OTTO Graf von Grieben, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis], comes de Griben…viduam" married "Gheuehardus de Arensteyn"[46].  Possible descendants: 

-         GRAFEN von LINDOW-RUPPIN[47]

iv)       WALTER (-after 1211).  Provost at Magdeburg. 

v)        WALTER [IV] (-after 1259).  Herr von Barby.  m LUITGARD von Querfurt, daughter of GEBHARD [IV] Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife Lukardis von Nassau. 

-         HERREN von BARBY, GRAFEN von MÜHLINGEN[48]

vi)       ERMGARD (-24 Dec 1243)m OTTO [I] Graf von Everstein zu Holzminden, son of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his second wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-after 1282). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von CALVELAGE

 

 

The county of Calvelage was located north-west of Halle, in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Calvelage, son of --- (-after 1144).  "Willelmus comes de Luzzelenburch, Hermanus comes de Caluerlage, Reinoldus comes, Conradus comes, Arnoldus comes, Gerlagus comes, Imeko comes, Gerhardus comes de Heinnersberch, Hermannus comes de Salmena et filius eius, Friderikus comes de Sarebrugge…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Dec 1127 under which Lothar King of Germany granted property in Dreiech to "ministeriali Cuonrado de Hagen…[et] uxori suæ Liuckardi"[49].  Lothar King of Germany donated property to Köln St Cunibert by charter dated 10 Feb 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: Gerhardus de Gellere, Arnoldus de Thonoburg, Gerhardus de Iulicho, Herimannus de Caluala, Henricus de Kessile, Adolphus de Berge, Adolphus de Saphinberg, Liberi: Gerhardus de Hostadin, Gerhardus de Heimesberg, Ludowicus de Quinheim, Gerhardus de Mulinarco, Gerhardus de Randirode…"[50].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed property of Duisburg by charter dated 8 May 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: Gerhardus Longus de Gelere, Arnoldus de Cliue, Hermannus de Caluerlage, Hermannus de Salmene, Otto de Rinecke, Florentius de Hollande, Gerhardus de Hostad, Bernhardus de Hildenesheim, Godefridus et Hermannus de Cuch, Adolfus de Berge…"[51].  Graf im Westmünsterland.  m [firstly] (after 1070) as her second husband, ETHELINDE von Northeim, divorced wife of WELF [IV] I Duke of Bavaria, daughter of OTTO I Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen].  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias, ex quibus unam nomine Ethilindam accept Welpho dux Bawarie et postquam eam repudiavit duxit eam Herimannus comes de Calverla" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[52].  The Annales Stadenses refer to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "tertia fuit uxor Hermanni de Calvela, que genuit Ottonem et Heinricum comites de Ravenesberch" without naming her[53].  Her first husband repudiated her immediately after the disgrace of her father whom Heinrich IV King of Germany deprived of the dukedom of Bavaria[54].  [m secondly ---.  No record has been found of a second marriage of Hermann Graf von Calvelage.  However, it looks highly probable.  The chronology associated with Ethelinde von Northeim being the mother of the children of Graf Hermann is stretched.  Ethelinde must have been born in [1055/58] at the latest, assuming that she was as young as 12 at the time of her first marriage.  The date of her second marriage is not known, but it would presumably not have taken place after she was aged 30/35 at the latest.  This would place the births of any children by her second marriage during the 1080s, and certainly not later than [1095/1100].  If this is correct, the three children shown below would have been in their eighties or nineties when they died in 1170, 1185 and after 1166 respectively.  Assuming that these death dates are accurate, it is more probable that they were born in the period [1100/1120].  This is also more consistent with the likely birth date of Hermann Graf von Ravensberg, son of Hermann's older son Otto [I].]  Graf Hermann & his [second] wife had three children:

a)         OTTO [I] von Calvelage (-1170).  The Annales Stadenses names "Ottonem et Heinricum comites de Ravenesberch" as sons of "Hermanni de Calvela" & his wife[55]Graf von Ravensberg

-        GRAFEN von RAVENSBERG

b)         HEINRICH von Calvelage (-1185).  The Annales Stadenses names "Ottonem et Heinricum comites de Ravenesberch" as sons of "Hermanni de Calvela" & his wife[56]Graf von Ravensberg.  "Comes Otto et Heinricus frater eius de Ravenesberge…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1162 under which Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony confirmed a sale of property by Kloster Bursfeld[57].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[58]

c)         HEDWIG von Calvelage (-1166 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Dale.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Balduinum primum et Gerardum secundum" as sons of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" & his wife, in a later passage specifying that he received "ex parte matris suo Yolandis…comitatum de Dodewerde et comitatum de Dala"[59].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[60]m GERARD de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Geldern (-1166). 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von GOSECK, HERREN von PUTELENDORF

 

 

FRIEDRICH von Goseck, son of --- (-[1042])Pfalzgraf von Sachsen 1040.  Graf im Hassegau. 

m AGNES von Weimar, daughter of WILHELM [II] "der Große" Graf von Weimar & his wife ---.  The Chronicon Gozecense hints at the correct origin of Agnes, wife of Friedrich von Goseck, when it names "Oudam" as daughter of "comes Fridericus [et] Agnam…de Wimare"[61].  However, according to the Annalista Saxo, the wife of "Fridericus comes" (=Friedrich I Graf von Goseck, Pfalzgraf von Sachsen, from the context) was "filiam Dedonis marchionis, sororem iunioris Dedonis et ex matre Ottonis marchionis de Orlagemunde"[62].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Adelhidis…[et] Agnes" as the two daughters of "secundus filius [comitis Tiderici] Dedo" & his wife Oda, naming "Friderico comiti" as wife of Agnes and "Adelbertum archiepiscopum, Dedonem et Fridericum palatinos comites, et filiam nomine Odam quam Adelbertus quidam nobilis cognominatus Seveke de Sumerschenburc accepit uxorem" as their children[63], presumably based on the same source.   This Wettin origin is impossible chronologically as the children of Markgraf Dedo must have been born after 1039, the earliest date of his marriage, while Friedrich von Goseck died in [1042]. 

Pfalzgraf Friedrich & his wife had four children: 

1.         ADALBERT von Goseck (-Pfalz zu Goslar 16 Mar 1072, bur Bremen Cathedral).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adalbertus" as son of "Fridericus comes", when recording his appointment as Archbishop of Bremen[64].  Canon at Halberstadt Cathedral[65] before 1032, provost 1036.  The Chronicon Gozecense records his installation as Archbishop of Bremen "1046 Non Nov"[66].  Archbishop of Bremen [1045].  Counsellor of Heinrich IV King of Germany 1062/1066[67]

2.         DEDO von Goseck (-killed in battle Pöhlde 5 May 1056, bur Goslar[68]).  The Annalista Saxo names "Dedum et Fridericum palatinos comes" as brothers of Adalbert Archbishop of Bremen[69]Pfalzgraf 1042-1044.  Pfalzgraf Dedo had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

a)         FRIEDRICH (-1100).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Goseck.  Abbot of St Georg at Naumburg 1081.  Abbot of Haldensleben and Hersfeld. 

3.         FRIEDRICH [II] von Goseck (-Barby 27 May 1088, bur Goseck).  The Annalista Saxo names "Dedum et Fridericum palatinos comes" as brothers of Adalbert Archbishop of Bremen[70].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that "Fridericum abbati Fuldensi N, nepoti scilicet suo, nutriendum commendavit"[71].  He succeeded his brother as Pfalzgraf in 1056[72].  "Heinricus…rex" granted the right to a market to "Friderici palatini comitis in loco hereditatis sue Sulza in pago Turinga in comitatum autem Ottonis marchionis" by charter dated 5 Dec 1064[73].  He was banished to Pavia in 1075[74].  The Chronicon Gozecense records the death "1088 6 Kal Iunii" of "senior palatinus Fridericus" and his burial in Goseck monastery[75]m (before 1063) HEDWIG, daughter of ---.  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Hadewigam de Bawaria oriundam, nobilissimam genere" wife of "palatinus Fridericus", without giving a more specific origin[76].  Pfalzgraf Friedrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [III] von Goseck (-murdered near Scheiplitz 5 Feb 1085, bur Goseck).  The Annalista Saxo names "palatinus comes Fridericus" as son of Friedrich [II], when recording that he was murdered by "Lodewicus comes de Thuringia"[77].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that "iunior palatinus Fridericus" was murdered "1085 Non Feb" by "duo fratres Theodericus et Udalricus de Deidenlibe, et Reinhardus de Runenstide" and buried in Goseck  monastery[78]m ([1081]) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Stade, daughter of LOTHAR UDO II Graf von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Oda von Werl (-8 Oct or 14 Nov 1110, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Annalista Saxo records that the wife of Friedrich [II] was "sororem Udonis marchionis", as well as her second marriage to "Lodewicus comes de Thuringia" who had murdered her first husband[79].  She is named "Adelheida" in a later passage[80].  The Chronicon Gozecense records her second marriage to "Ludewico"[81].  She married secondly (1087) Ludwig "der Salier/der Springer" Graf in Thuringia.  Friedrich [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          BERTHA von Gleissberg (-after 1137).  She founded Kloster Bürgel with her husband in 1133.  m HEINRICH Graf von Groitzsch Burggraf von Magdeburg, Markgraf der Lausitz, son of WIPRECHT [II] Graf von Groitzsch [later Markgraf von Meissen] & his first wife Judith of Bohemia (-Mainz 31 Dec 1135). 

ii)         FRIEDRICH [IV] von Putelendorf (posthumously 1085 after 5 Feb-Dingelstedt [26 Jun] 1125, bur Halberstadt).  The Chronicon Gozecense records the birth of a posthumous son to "domina Adelheit palatine…quem ex nomine patris Fridericum appellavit"[82].  He is named son of "palatinus comes Fridericus" & his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that he was born posthumously[83].  He was imprisoned by Heinrich V King of Germany 1112/14.  Pfalzgraf 1114.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1125 of "Fridericus filius Friderici palatine comitis"[84].  The Chronicon Gozecense specifies that he died "apud Thiggelstede" and was buried in Halberstadt[85]m as her first husband, AGNES van Limburg, daughter of HENDRIK I Graf van Limburg, Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his second wife Adelheid von Botenstein (-1136).  The Annalista Saxo names her first of the two daughters of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" and his wife Adelheid von Botenstein, also naming her husband "Friderico comiti palatino de Putelenthorp"[86].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[87].  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Agnem, Heinrici ducis de Lintburc filiam" as wife of "palatinus Fridericus"[88].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but also incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[89].  She married secondly Walo "der Jüngere" von Veckenstedt (-murdered 1126).  Pfalzgraf Friedri ch [IV] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       HEINRICH von Putelendorf (before 1114-[1125/26], bur Sulza).  The Chronicon Gozecense names two sons "Heinricum et Fridericum" of "palatinus Fridericus" and his wife Agnes, specifying that Heinrich was prepared for a military career[90].  The Chronicon Gozecense records the death of "Agnetis palatinæ filius Heinricus puer" and that he was buried "apud Sulze"[91]

(b)       FRIEDRICH [V] von Putelendorf (before 1114-31 Jan 1179).  The Chronicon Gozecense names two sons "Heinricum et Fridericum" of "palatinus Fridericus" and his wife Agnes, specifying that Friedrich became canon "apud Parthenopolim"[92].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that, after his brother's death, "Fridericus frater eius germanus" was removed from the monastery (presumably Goseck), knighted and betrothed[93].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that "dominus Fridericus, Agnæ palatinæ filius" was removed from military life by "Nortberti archiepiscopi" and returned to the spiritual life at "Parthenopolim"[94].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1147.  Bishop of Prague 1169.  Betrothed (after 1126) to GISELA von Schwarzburg, daughter of SIZZO [II] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife Gisela von Berg.  The Chronicon Gozecense records the betrothal of "Fridericus frater eius germanus" to "Sizzonis comitis filia"[95].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

(c)       BERTHA von Putelendorf (-after 1182, bur Trostadt).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m BERTHOLD Graf von Henneberg, son of GOTEBOLD [II] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Liutgard von Hohenberg (-18 Oct 1159).  Burggraf von Würzburg 1156. 

4.         OUDA [Hilaria] von Goseck (-near Zorbau 1088, bur Goseck).  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Oudam" as daughter of "comes Fridericus [et] Agnam…de Wimare"[96].  The same source records the death "apud curtim suam Zurbowo" of "soror domini palatine Ouda" about the same time as the death of her brother and her burial in Goseck monastery, specifying that her real name was "Hilaria, sed quia lingua Teuthonica…nomen mutavit Ouda"[97].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Adelbertum archiepiscopum, Dedonem et Fridericum palatinos comites, et filiam nomine Odam quam Adelbertus quidam nobilis cognominatus Seveke de Sumerschenburc accepit uxorem" as children of "Friderico comiti" & his wife Agnes[98], although as noted above it incorrectly identifies the origin of Agnes.   m ADALBERT [Sevecco] von Sommerschenburg, son of ---. 

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU

 

 

Plötzkau lies on the southern outskirts of Bernburg in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  Konradsberg was located on the north-eastern outskirts of Haldensleben.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

ALVERICH [I], son of --- (-after 1021). 

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

Alverich [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         ALVERICH [II], son of --- (-after 1021).  m --- .  The name of Alverich's wife is not known.  Alverich [II] & his wife had one child:

a)         EGINO [II] von Konradsberg (-after 1021).  m --- .  The name of Egino's wife is not known.  Egino [II] & his wife had one child:

i)          BURCHARD [I] von Konradsberg .  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardum seniorem" as son of "Egeno senior de Conradesburch"[99]m --- .  The name of Burchard's wife is not known.  Burchard [I] & his wife had three children:

(a)       EGINO [III] .  The Annalista Saxo names "Egenonem" as son of "Burchardum seniorem", specifying that he killed "Adalbertum comitem de Balenstide" [Albrecht von Ballenstedt][100] in [1076].   m --- .  The name of Egino's wife is not known.  Egino [III] & his wife had one child:

(1)       BURKHARD [II] (-after 1155).  Graf von Valkenstein 1142.  m BIA von Ammensleben, daughter of MILO Graf von Ammensleben & his wife Liudberga von Hil lersleben (-after 1148). 

-         GRAFEN von VALKENSTEIN[101]

(b)       GERBURG .  The Annalista Saxo names "Gerburch" as one of the two daughters of "Burchardum seniorem", specifying that she married "Folkmare de Domenesleve" and names their children "Alvericum et Bernhardum", the former being killed leaving the latter as his heir[102].  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1117 of "Bernhardus diaconus et monachus", repeating his parentage and specifying that he became a monk at "sancto Mauricio et sancto Nicolao"[103].  The Annalista Saxo also records the death in 1117 of "Bernhardus monachus filius Folcmari de Domenesleve"[104]m VOLKMAR von Domensleben, son of ---. 

(c)       daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m Graf [ERP von Harburg].  1069. 

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

a)         ALVERICH [II] von Kakelingen .  The Annalista Saxo names "Alvericus de Kakelinge" as "patruelis" of "Egeno senior de Conradesburch"[105]m --- .  The name of Alverich's wife is not known.  Alverich [III] & his wife had one child:

i)          BERNHARD [I] von Kakelingen (-28 Oct ----, bur Kakelingen).  The Annalista Saxo names "Bernhardum comitem" as son of "Alvericus de Kakelinge" and father of "Teodericum"[106].  Graf im Harzgau, Derlingau, Nordthüringen und Belcsem.  He founded Kloster Kakelingen.  m IRMINGARD, daughter of --- from Bavaria.  The Annalista Saxo names "Irmingardis qui erat de Bawaria" wife of "Bernhardi comiti"[107].  Bernhard [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       DIETRICH (-3 Aug ----, bur Kakelingen).  The Annalista Saxo names "Teodericus filius Bernhardi comitis et Irmingardis", specifying that he married "filiam Conradi Magedaburgensis comitis Machtildam"[108]Graf von Plötzkau

-         see below

 

 

DIETRICH von Plötzkau, son of BERNHARD [I] von Kakelingen Graf im Harzgau & his wife Irmingard --- (-3 Aug ----, bur Kakelingen).  The Annalista Saxo names "Teodericus filius Bernhardi comitis et Irmingardis", specifying that he married "filiam Conradi Magedaburgensis comitis Machtildam"[109]Graf von Plötzkau

m MATHILDE von Walbeck, daughter of KONRAD Graf von Walbeck, Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife Adelheid ---.  The Annalista Saxo names her and gives her parentage, as well as her marriage to "Teodericus comes de Ploceke"[110]

Graf Dietrich & his wife had four children:  

1.         HILPERICH von Plötzkau (-1118, bur Kakelingen).  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) as children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that he married "viduam Teoderici comitis de Katalenburh nomine Adelam"[111]Graf von Plötzkau.  He succeeded in 1112 as HILPERICH Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1118 of "Helpricus comes de Ploceke"[112]m (after Aug 1106) as her second husband, ADELA von Beichlingen, widow of DIETRICH [III] Graf von Katlenburg, daughter of KUNO von Northeim Graf von Beichlingen & his wife Kunigund von Weimar (-1123).  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, the third of whom married firstly "Thiedericus comes de Katelenburch" and secondly "Helpricus comes de Ploceke"[113].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Graf Hilperich & his wife had four children: 

a)         BERNHARD [II] von Plötzkau (-in Armenia 26 Oct 1147).  The Annalista Saxo names "Bernardum comitem et Conradum marchionem" as the two sons of Hilperich and his wife[114]Graf von Plötzkau.  After his death during the Second Crusade, the succession to his estates on the eastern side of the Harz mountains was disputed between Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Albrecht "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg[115].  The dispute was finally resolved at the diet of Würzburg in Oct 1153 when Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany awarded the Plötzkau inheritance to Markgraf Albrecht, while Duke Heinrich received the similarly disputed Winzenburg lands[116]m as her first husband, KUNIGUNDE, from Bavaria, daughter of --- (-after 1185).  She became the mistress of Dietrich von Wettin Markgraf der Niederlausitz, by whom she had an illegitimate son.  The Chronicon Montis Serreni names "Conigundam comitissam viduam Bernhardi de Plozke" as "aliam [uxorem]" of "Tidericus Orientalis marchio, filius Conradi marchione defuncti"[117]

b)         KONRAD von Plötzkau (-killed in battle in Italy [10] Jan 1133, bur Kakelingen).  The Annalista Saxo names "Bernardum comitem et Conradum marchionem" as the two sons of Hilperich and his wife, and specifies in a later passage that Konrad married "filia ducis Polanorum"[118]Graf von Plötzkau.  He succeeded in 1130 as KONRAD Markgraf der Nordmark[119].  The Annalista Saxo records that "Conradus de Ploceke" was killed, transfixed by an arrow, "after the festive days [early in the year]", his body being brought back from Italy to be buried in Kakelingen[120]m (1131) --- of Poland, daughter of BOLESŁAW III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" Prince of Poland & his second wife Salome von Berg-Schelklingen ([1119]-).  The Annalista Saxo mentions "filia ducis Polanorum" as wife of "Conradus de Ploceke"[121].  It is assumed from her marriage date that she must have been born from her father's second marriage. 

c)         IRMGARD von Plötzkau (-1 Sep before 1161, bur Kakelingen).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Kakelingen 1145. 

d)         MECHTILD von Plötzkau .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         KONRAD von Plötzkau .  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) as children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that Konrad "virgo obit"[122]

3.         IRMGARD von Plötzkau ([1085/87]-26 Nov 1153 or 1 Sep before 1161 or 26 Nov 1163, bur Kakelingen).  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) as children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that Irmgard married "Udoni marchioni"[123].  The Annales Stadenses record the marriage of "marchio Udo" with "Ermengardam [sororem Helprici comitis de Plocike]" and her second marriage with "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini"[124].  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Irmingat marchionissa" among the representatives of Walbeck[125].  Abbess of Kakellingen.  m firstly ([1095/1100]) LOTHAR UDO III Graf von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark, son of LOTHAR UDO II Graf von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Oda von Werl ([1070]-2 Jun 1106).  m secondly ([1108/14]) GERHARD I Heer van Heinsberg, son of GERHARD Heer van Heinsberg en Valkenburg & his wife Oda von Walbeck (-[1128/29]). 

4.         ADELHEID von Plötzkau .  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) as children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that Adelheid married "Otto Ratisponensis comes"[126]m OTTO [I] Burggraf von Regensburg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Sinzing und an der unteren Altmühl & his wife --- (-21 Oct [1143]). 

 

 

 

F.      GRAFEN von QUERFURT

 

 

Querfurt is located about 10 kilometres south-west of Halle, east of Sangerhausen, in the present day German province of Sachsen-Anhalt.  Use of the names Bruno and Wichmann in this family suggest a close connection between the Grafen von Querfurt and the Billung dukes of Saxony. 

 

 

BRUNO, son of --- (-30 Nov 978).  Graf von Arneburg. 

m FREDERUNA, daughter of VOLKMAR Graf im Harzgau & his wife --- (-Burg Zörbig 27 Oct 1015).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Thietmar records the death on 27 Oct of "the venerable Friderun whose guests we were" in a passage recording his stay at the fortress of Zörbig, dated to 1015[127].   Her name could indicate that she was related to Frederuna, sister of Queen Mathilde, second wife of Heinrich I King of Germany. 

Graf Bruno & his wife had five children: 

1.         RIKBERT (-after 1009).  Thietmar names "Rikbert" as uncle of Lothar [III] Graf von Walbeck, Markgraf der Nordgau, recording that Emperor Otto III had deposed him from his countship[128].  Graf im Hassegau 1002.  "Henricus…rex" donated "in civitate Elisenaburg…in pago Hardegouue et in comitatu Richperti" to the church at Halberstadt by charter dated 15 Apr 1003[129]

2.         BRUNO (-19 Oct [1009/1012]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He and his wife are named as parents of Gebhard and Bruno in the Annalista Saxo[130]Graf von Querfurt.  Thietmar records that Bruno, father of Bruno and husband of Ida, became a monk before he died on 19 Oct after his son was murdered[131]m IDA, daughter of --- (-27 May ----).  She is named as husband of Bruno in the Annalista Saxo, which does not give her origin[132].  Graf Bruno & his wife had four children: 

a)         GEBHARD .  He is named as son of Bruno and Ida in the Annalista Saxo, brother of "episcopi et martiris Bruno"[133]Graf von Querfurtm ---.  The name of Gebhard's wife is not known.  Gebhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          BURCHARD [von Querfurt] .  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardum et Ida" as children of Gebhard[134]m ---.  The name of Burchard's wife is not known.  Burchard & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       GEBHARD von Querfurt (-killed in battle near Kulm 18 Feb 1126).  He is named as son of Burchard in the Annalista Saxo[135]Graf von Querfurtm ODA von Ammensleben, daughter of DIETRICH Graf von Ammensleben & his wife Amelrada von Ammensleben.  The Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium names "Oda…filia Thitmari comitis, consobrini Heinrici regis…procerum de Ammensleve" as wife of "Gevehardo de Querenvorde"[136].  Graf Gebhard & his wife had three children: 

(1)       KONRAD von Querfurt (-2 May 1142).  The Annalista Saxo names "Conradi Magedaburgensis episcopi et --- Magdaburgensis comitis" as children of Gebhard[137].  Canon at Magdeburg 1125.  Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg 1125/26, installed 1134. 

(2)       GEBHARD von Querfurt (-killed in battle near Kulm 18 Feb 1126).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(3)       BURCHARD [II] von Querfurt (-after 20 Nov 1161).  The Annalista Saxo names "Conradi Magedaburgensis episcopi et --- Magdaburgensis comitis" as children of Gebhard[138].  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardus frater Conradi archiepiscopi" when recording his appointment as Burggraf von Magdeburg in 1136[139].  Vogt von Lutisburg 1146.  Vogt von Kloster Neuwerk zu Halle 1156. 

-         BURGGRAFEN von MAGDEBURG

(b)       [CHRISTIAN .  "Cristinus comes, frater Gebehardi de Quernvorde" is named as father of Graf Wichmann in the Annalista Saxo[140], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln[141] "Cristin" was the possible son of Gebhard Graf von Querfurt.  It is possible that he was uterine brother of Graf Gebhard, especially as this is the only example of the name "Christian" in the Querfurt family.  Graf.]   

-         GRAFEN von SEEBERG

ii)         IDA von Querfurt .  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardum et Ida" as children of Gebhard, specifying that Ida was mother of Gerhard and grandmother of "Lotharii inperatoris"[142]m BERNHARD Graf im Harzgau und im Nord-Thüringau, son of [Graf LIUTGER & his wife ---] (-before 1069). 

b)         BRUNO von Querfurt ([974]-murdered in Prussia [9 Mar] 1009).  The Vita Sancti Brunonis names "Bruno opido quod dicitur Quernforde" and "pater Bruno, mater Yda"[143].  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral524.  Chaplain at the court of Emperor Otto III 997.  Missions-Archbishop 1004.  He was murdered by Suwalki.  The death of "Sanctus Bruno" is recorded at Magdeburg "XVI Kal Marcii" in the Annalista Saxo, which also names his parents, brother Gebhard, and the latter's descendants[144].  Thietmar records that Brun son of Ida & Brun was beheaded on 14 Feb when preaching in Prussia[145]

c)         DIETRICH [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

d)         WICHMANN .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

3.         MATHILDE von Arneburg (-3 Dec 992).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Thietmar records the death of his paternal grandmother Mathilde on 3 Dec in the same year in which her son Siegfried died[146]m LOTHAR [II] Graf von Walbeck, son of LOTHAR [I] Graf von Walbeck & his wife --- (-986). 

4.         DIETRICH .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  von Querfurt.  1006/23.  m ([975]) [as her first husband,] GERBERG [von Stade], daughter of HEINRICH [I] "dem Kahlen" [von Stade] Graf im Heilangau & his first wife Judith [Konradiner] ([950]-[1000]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  [According to Europäische Stammtafeln[147], she married secondly Bruno [VI] Graf von Braunschweig.  Presumably this is incorrect, as the wife of Bruno von Braunschweig who died in the early years of the 11th century is recorded in other sources as Gisela of Swabia, who married as her third husband Konrad II King of Germany.  The marriage is also inconsistent with the dates accorded to the first husband of Gerberg.]  Dietrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETRICH (-23 Jan 1022).  Thietmar names "Dietrich son of my mother's sister" as Bishop of Münster, recording his disputes with Heinrich Graf von Werl[148].  The primary source which confirms his parents' names has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Münster. 

5.         EMNILDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

 

G.      GRAFEN von SEEBURG

 

 

Seeburg lies at the eastern shore of the Süßer und Salziger See, about 20 kilometres west of Halle in the present day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt, about 10 kilometres due north of Querfurt. 

 

 

CHRISTIAN, son of [GEBHARD I Graf von Querfurt/BURCHARD I Graf von Querfurt] & his wife --- .  "Cristinus comes, frater Gebehardi de Quernvorde" is named father of Graf Wichmann in the Annalista Saxo[149], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln[150] Cristin was the possible son of Gebhard I Graf von Querfurt.  It is possible that he was the uterine brother of Graf Gebhard, especially as his is the only example of the name "Christian" in the Querfurt family.  Graf. 

m ODA von Haldensleben, daughter of BERNHARD von Haldensleben Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife ---. 

Graf Christian & his wife had two children: 

1.         WICHMANN von Seeburg (-[1115]).  "Cristinus comes, frater Gebehardi de Quernvorde" is named as father of Graf Wichmann in the Annalista Saxo[151]Graf von Seeburgm firstly GISELA von Schweinfurt, daughter of OTTO Markgraf von Schweinfurt Duke of Swabia & his wife Irmgard [Aemilia/Immula] di Susa.  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Eilica, Iudhita, Beatrix, Gisla, Berta" as the five daughters of Otto von Schweinfurt and his wife Immula, naming Gisela's husband as "Wigmanno comiti de Seburch"[152]Europäische Stammtafeln[153] says that Gisela's first husband was Arnold Graf von Diessen.  The Annalista Saxo makes no mention of such an earlier marriage.  In addition, Gisela, wife of Arnold, was described as "uxor comitis Arnoldi" in the record of her death in the Diessen necrology, which suggests that she predeceased Arnold or at least that Arnold had been her only husband.  In any case, if Gisela, wife of Arnold, had left Bavaria for Saxony to marry a second time it is less likely that her death would have been recorded at Diessen.  m secondly ([1096]) BERTHA von Camburg, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Camburg [Wettin] & his wife Geva Gräfin von Seeburg ([1075]-before [1152/56]).  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated to [1149] under which her daughter Hedwig Abbess of Gernrode donated part of her inheritance from "matris…eius Berchte et fratris eius comitis Geronis" to Gernrode[154].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf Wichmann & his second wife had three children: 

a)         GERO von Seeburg (12 Jul 1097-19 Sep 1133, bur Kloster Kaldenborn).  The Annalista Saxo names "Geronem comitem, patrem Wigmanni Magdaburgensis archiepiscopi, et Hathwigam abbatissam de Geronrothe" as children of Wichmann and Gisela von Schweinfurt[155]Graf von Seeburgm as her first husband, MATHILDE von Brehna, daughter of THIEMO Graf von Brehna [Wettin] & his wife Ida von Northeim (-21 Jan 1155, bur Petersberg bei Halle).  The Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium names "Mechildis, soror Conradi comitis de Misen" as wife of "Gero comes de Seborch"[156].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Dedonem comitem et Conradum et filiam nomine Machthildem" as the children of "Thiemo comes" & his wife, naming "Gero comes de Bavaria" as first husband of Mathilde[157].  Assuming that her first marriage is correct, she was the first cousin of her husband's maternal grandfather, which seems surprising.  She married secondly Ludwig [II] von Wippra (-1151).  Graf Gero & his wife had three children: 

i)          KONRAD von Seeburg (-[17 Mar 1172/1182]).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Wichmannum archiepiscopum et Conradum" as the children of "Gero comes de Bavaria" & his wife[158]Graf von Seeburgm ---.  The name of Konrad's wife is not known.  Graf Konrad & his wife had one child: 

(a)       KONRAD von Seeburg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Provost at Seeburg 1191. 

ii)         WICHMANN von Seeburg (-Könnern 25 Aug 1192, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  The Annalista Saxo names "Wigmanni Magdaburgensis archiepiscopi" as son of "Geronem comitem"[159].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Wichmannum archiepiscopum et Conradum" as the children of "Gero comes de Bavaria" & his wife[160].  Minor in 1116.  [Canon at Halberstadt Cathedral 1136.]  Provost of St Pauli 1145.  Provost of Halberstadt Cathedral 1146.  Bishop of Naumburg 1140-[1153/54].  Elected Bishop of Magdeburg 1152, installed 1154.  "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode by charter dated 14 Feb 1152 which names "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[161].  He founded Kloster Zinna and the Moritz-Stift in Halle in 1171.  The Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium records his death "1193 Kal Sep", recalling his parentage[162]

iii)        EKKEHART von Seeburg (-20 Jan 1158).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Gleiss. 

b)         HEDWIG von Seeburg (-after 14 Feb 1152).  The Annalista Saxo names "Geronem comitem…et Hathwigam abbatissam de Geronrothe" as children of Wichmann and Gisela von Schweinfurt[163].  Abbess of Gernrode 1118.  Hedwig Abbess of Gernrode donated part of her inheritance from "matris…eius Berchte et fratris eius comitis Geronis" to Gernrode by charter dated to [1149][164].  "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode by charter dated 14 Feb 1152 which names "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[165]

c)         GEVA von Seeburg (-after 14 Feb 1152, bur Ichtershausen).  Her parentage is confirmed, and her marriage suggested, by the charter dated 14 Feb 1152 under which "Wigmannus…Cycensis ecclesie episcopus cum…amita mea Hadewiga…Gerenrothensis ecclesie abbatissa" confirmed a donation to Gernrode and named "avie mee Berchte cum ipsa abbatissa Hadewiga et sorore eius Geva ac filio eiusdem sororis sue Theoderico Hallo…avunculi mei marchionis…Cunradi"[166]m [as his second wife,] BERENGAR [I] Graf von Lohra, son of DIETRICH Graf von Linderbach & his wife Uta von Thüringen (-[1107/16]). 

2.         WILHELM von Seeburg .  The Annalista Saxo names "Willehelmus comes de Lutisburh" as brother of Graf Wichmann[167].  Graf von Lutisburg.  1067/75. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    BRAUNSCHWEIG

 

 

 

A.      HERREN von HALLE RMUND

 

 

The castle of Hallermund was located on the Hallermundtskopf, about 2.5 kilometres south of Springe on the south-west outskirts of Hannover in the present-day German province of Niedersachsen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         BURCHARD [I] von Loccum (-1130).  Graf im südlichen Ambergau. 

 

 

Brother and sister, parents not known although it is possible that they were children of Graf Burchard [I]. 

1.         WILBRAND [I] von Loccum (-1167)Graf von Loccum und Hallermund.  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that the monastery was founded in 1163 by “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt[168].  He founded Loccum in 1163[169].  Anno Bishop of Minden confirmed the property of Loccum by undated charter which names “comes Wilbrandus de Halremunt…uxore sua Beatrice et tribus filiis Burchardo, Ludolfo, Wilbrando[170]m BEATRIX von Rheineck, daughter of OTTO von Salm Pfalzgraf bei Rhein Graf von Rheineck und Bentheim & his wife Gertrud von Northeim (-bur Loccum).  Anno Bishop of Minden confirmed the property of Loccum by undated charter which names “comes Wilbrandus de Halremunt…uxore sua Beatrice et tribus filiis Burchardo, Ludolfo, Wilbrando[171].  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “mater comitis Ludolfi” was buried at Loccum[172].  Graf Wilbrand & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         BURCHARD [II] von Hallermund (-bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt”, adding that Burchard was severely wounded in a tournament at “Nyenborg” and died after going to “Benethem…cum matertera sua” and was buried at Loccum[173].  1148.  [According to Europaische Stammtafeln[174], Burchard was a hermit on Corfu in 1203, but this is contradicted by the narrative quoted above.] 

b)         LUDOLF (-[1191/92]).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt[175].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Ludolphi comitis et Wilbrandi, fratris eius, de Halremunt" among leaders of the army organised by Heinrich Duke of Saxony to suppress a revolt in Westfalia[176], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “comes…Ludolfus et frater eius Willebrandus” accompanied Emperor Friedrich I “Barbarossa” on crusade, adding that Ludolf died on the return journey and his body brought back by “comes Adolfus de Schowenburch[177]

c)         WILBRAND [II] (-[in Asia Minor] 1190, bur Antioch).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt[178].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Ludolphi comitis et Wilbrandi, fratris eius, de Halremunt" among leaders of the army organised by Heinrich Duke of Saxony to suppress a revolt in Westfalia[179], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “comes…Ludolfus et frater eius Willebrandus” accompanied Emperor Friedrich I “Barbarossa” on crusade, adding that Wilbrand died en route and was buried at Antioch[180]

d)         ADELHEID von Hallermund (-bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt”, adding in a later passage that Adelheid was buried at Loccum[181]m firstly KONRAD Graf von Dassel, son of ---.  1160/1175.  Vitzthum von Hildesheim.  m secondly ([1180]) as his second wife, GÜNTHER III Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg, son of SIZZO II Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife Gisela von Berg ([1135]-after 15 Jan 1197). 

e)         BEATRIX von Hallermund (-after 1194, bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt”, naming in a later passage her four sons as shown in the document OLDENBURG, and adding that she was buried at Loccum[182]m HEINRICH [II] Graf von Wildeshausen, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Wildeshausen [Oldenburg] & his wife Salome von Geldern (-1198).  1167/1197.  He died on Crusade[183]

2.         daughter .  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the narrative of the foundation of Loccum which names “dominus Lambertus de Gemen, filius sororis comitis Willebrandi antiqui[184]m --- von Gemen, son of ---. 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von HALLE RMUND (SCHWARZBURG)

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

LUDOLF [II] von Schwarzburg, son of GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his second wife Adelheid von Hallermund-Loccum (-15 Nov 1255).  He succeeded in 1195 as Graf von Hallermund.  "…Ludolfus comes de Halremunde…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Sep 1226 under which "Adolfus…Holtsatie Stormarie et Wagrie comes" founded Kloster Preetz[185].  “Comes de Chalremunt” donated “mansum in Anedopen” to the hospital in Soest, for the souls of “sue et uxoris sue” and for “parentum suorum Villebrandi, Ludolfi, Guntheri”, confirmed by “filius heres comitis de Halremunt militis”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1228[186].  "Adolfus…comes de Schowenburch" donated property to the church at Riddagshusen by charter dated 23 Jan 1234, witnessed by "frater noster Bruno prepositus de Lubeke, Ludolfus comes de Haleremunt, Heinricus comes de Dannenberech, Henricus comes de Waldenberech…"[187].  “Ludolfus…comes in Halremunt…et filius meus Ludolfus” donated property to Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1243[188].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[189].  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “Ludolfus etiam comes in Halremunt pater Rudolfi adhuc superstites comitis in eodem castro suo” was taken to Loccum by his son and buried there “in sepulcro matris sue Adelheydis…1255 XVII Kal Dec[190]

m KUNIGUNDE von Pyrmont, daughter of GOTTSCHALK Graf von Pyrmont & his wife --- (-before 2 Jul 1255).  “Comes de Chalremunt” donated “mansum in Anedopen” to the hospital in Soest, for the souls of “sue et uxoris sue” and for “parentum suorum Villebrandi, Ludolfi, Guntheri”, confirmed by “filius heres comitis de Halremunt militis”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1228[191].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[192]

Graf Ludolf [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         LUDOLF [III] (-1264 or after).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Ludolfus etiam comes in Halremunt pater Rudolfi adhuc superstites comitis in eodem castro suo” when recording his burial[193].  “Comes de Chalremunt” donated “mansum in Anedopen” to the hospital in Soest, for the souls of “sue et uxoris sue” and for “parentum suorum Villebrandi, Ludolfi, Guntheri”, confirmed by “filius heres comitis de Halremunt militis”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1228[194].  “Ludolfus…comes in Halremunt…et filius meus Ludolfus” donated property to Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1243[195].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[196]Graf von Hallermundm JUDITH von Hoya, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Hoya & his wife Richza von Wölpe (-after 1264).  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[197]

-        GRAFEN von HALLERMUND[198].  “Comes Willebrandus” donated “molendinum...apud villam...Eldageyssen” to Kloster Wulfinghausen by charter dated 1279[199].  “Adelheydis...comitissa in Halremunt” donated “iuris...in decima in Verdessen” to Kloster Wulfinghausen, with the consent of “filio nostro Gherardo comite juniore et...filia nostra Jutta”, by charter dated 1 May 1289[200].  “Gherardus nobilis dictus de Halremunt senior” donated property “in Hosen dicta Marstal” to Kloster Wulfinghausen, with the consent of “Gherardi dicti de Halremunt fratruelis nostri”, by charter dated 1305[201]

2.         daughter (-after 10 Nov 1251).  Nun at Barsinghausen.  “Ludolfus comes de Halremunt et Ludolfus filius eius” donated property “in Bodincthorp” to Kloster Barsinghausen when “duabus filiabus nostris” entered the monastery by charter dated 10 Nov 1251[202]

3.         daughter (-after 10 Nov 1251).  Nun at Barsinghausen.  “Ludolfus comes de Halremunt et Ludolfus filius eius” donated property “in Bodincthorp” to Kloster Barsinghausen when “duabus filiabus nostris” entered the monastery by charter dated 10 Nov 1251[203]

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von RODEN und WUNSTORF

 

 

 

1.         HILDEBOLD [I] von Roden .  He is named in the undated charter under which [his son] “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder[204]m ---.  The name of Hildebold’s wife is not known.  Hildebold [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         KONRAD [I] von RodenGraf von Roden.  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[205]m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[206].  Konrad & his wife had five children: 

i)          KONRAD [II] von Roden (-after 1223).  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[207]Graf von Roden.  “Conradus de Roden...et uxor nostra cum filiis nostris” donated property “Almannesbrohc” to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 25 May 1215[208].  Graf von Lauenrode.  “Conradus comes de Lewenrothe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “fratre meo comite Hildeboldo de Limbere...meorum filiorum Conrado...et Henrico et altero Conrado”, for the souls of “mee et patris mei et uxoris ac filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1223[209]m H---, daughter of --- (-after 1230).  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “matris nostre He. et uxoris nostre Af. et fratrum nostrorum C. et H.”, by charter dated 1230[210].  Konrad [II] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       KONRAD [III] von Roden (-after 1238).  “Conradus comes de Lewenrothe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “fratre meo comite Hildeboldo de Limbere...meorum filiorum Conrado...et Henrico et altero Conrado”, for the souls of “mee et patris mei et uxoris ac filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1223[211]Graf von Roden.  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “matris nostre He. et uxoris nostre Af. et fratrum nostrorum C. et H.”, by charter dated 1230[212].  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “uxor nostra Afrodisia et fratres nostri Henricus Conradus, Heinricus Conradus”, by charter dated 1238[213].  “C. comes de Rothen” donated “ecclesiam Leuesthe” to Kloster Marienwerder, for the soul of “fratris nostri comitis Conradi”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1239[214]m AFRODISIA, daughter of ---.  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “matris nostre He. et uxoris nostre Af. et fratrum nostrorum C. et H.”, by charter dated 1230[215].  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “uxor nostra Afrodisia et fratres nostri Henricus Conradus, Heinricus Conradus”, by charter dated 1238[216]

(b)       HEINRICH von Roden .  “Conradus comes de Lewenrothe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “fratre meo comite Hildeboldo de Limbere...meorum filiorum Conrado...et Henrico et altero Conrado”, for the souls of “mee et patris mei et uxoris ac filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1223[217].  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “uxor nostra Afrodisia et fratres nostri Henricus Conradus, Heinricus Conradus”, by charter dated 1238[218]

(c)       KONRAD von Roden .  “Conradus comes de Lewenrothe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “fratre meo comite Hildeboldo de Limbere...meorum filiorum Conrado...et Henrico et altero Conrado”, for the souls of “mee et patris mei et uxoris ac filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1223[219].  “Conradus comes de Rothen” sold property to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “uxor nostra Afrodisia et fratres nostri Henricus Conradus, Heinricus Conradus”, by charter dated 1238[220].  “C. comes de Rothen” donated “ecclesiam Leuesthe” to Kloster Marienwerder, for the soul of “fratris nostri comitis Conradi”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1239[221]

ii)         HEINRICH von Roden .  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[222]

iii)        HILDEBOLD [II] von Roden (-[1226/28]).  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[223].  Graf von Limmer. 

-         see below

iv)       KUNIGUNDE von Roden (-after 1239).  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[224].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  “Godescalcus comes de Perremunt...et nostra contectalis Cunegundis comitissa” entered “filium nostrum Wedekindum” in Kloster Marienmünster, in the presence of “filiis nostris Godescalco et Hermanno”, by charter dated 1222[225]m GOTTSCHALK [I] Graf von Pyrmont, son of WIDEKIND [II] von Schwalenberg Graf von Pyrmont & his wife --- (-1247 or after). 

v)        GERBURG von Roden .  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[226]

 

 

HILDEBOLD [II] von Roden, son of KONRAD [II] Graf von Roden & his wife Kunigunde --- (-[1226/28]).  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[227].  Graf von Limmer.  “Conradus comes de Lewenrothe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “fratre meo comite Hildeboldo de Limbere...meorum filiorum Conrado...et Henrico et altero Conrado”, for the souls of “mee et patris mei et uxoris ac filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1223[228].  “Hildeboldus comes de Limbere” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pie recordationis pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “uxore mea Hadewige comitissa filiis...meis quos tunc ex ipsa habui Conrado, Hermanno et Ludolfo”, in the presence of “fratre meo comite Conrado de Lewenrothe”, by charter dated 1223[229].  Konrad Bishop of Minden settled a dispute between the abbess of Wunstorf and “comitem H. de Limbere”, who had renounced “advocatiam...Domhoff” in favour of Kloster Wunstorf, confirmed by “domina H. relicta comitis et C. filius eorundem”, by charter dated 1228[230]

m HEDWIG [von Oldenburg, daughter of MORITZ Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Salome von Wickrath] (-1250 or after).  “Hildeboldus comes de Limbere” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pie recordationis pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “uxore mea Hadewige comitissa filiis...meis quos tunc ex ipsa habui Conrado, Hermanno et Ludolfo”, in the presence of “fratre meo comite Conrado de Lewenrothe”, by charter dated 1223[231].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified, but the introduction of the name Salome into the Wölpe family after her marriage is indicative of her family origin.  Konrad Bishop of Minden settled a dispute between the abbess of Wunstorf and “comitem H. de Limbere”, who had renounced “advocatiam...Domhoff” in favour of Kloster Wunstorf, confirmed by “domina H. relicta comitis et C. filius eorundem”, by charter dated 1228[232].  “H...in Lymbere comitissa...et filius meus Conradus” confirmed that “dominus meus comes H.” had donated property to Kloster Mariensee by undated charter[233].  “C. comes de Limbere” donated property “Hauekesleue...quas sorori nostre domine Salome in partem dotis dedimus” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “mater nostra et fratres Ludolfus...et Hildeboldus”, by charter dated 1236[234]

Hildebold & his wife had children: 

1.         KONRAD [IV] von Limmer (-after 1236).  “Hildeboldus comes de Limbere” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pie recordationis pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “uxore mea Hadewige comitissa filiis...meis quos tunc ex ipsa habui Conrado, Hermanno et Ludolfo”, in the presence of “fratre meo comite Conrado de Lewenrothe”, by charter dated 1223[235]Graf von Roden.  Konrad Bishop of Minden settled a dispute between the abbess of Wunstorf and “comitem H. de Limbere”, who had renounced “advocatiam...Domhoff” in favour of Kloster Wunstorf, confirmed by “domina H. relicta comitis et C. filius eorundem”, by charter dated 1228[236].  “Comes...Conradus de Roden” donated property “in flumine Leyne” held by “ipse comes Conradus et pater ipsius Hildeboldus” to Kloster Marienwerder, confirmed by “uxor comitis. Conegundis et...filii Conradus, Henricus, Hildeboldus ac due filie Conegundis et Gerburg”, by undated charter[237].  “C. comes de Limbere” donated property “Hauekesleue...quas sorori nostre domine Salome in partem dotis dedimus” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “mater nostra et fratres Ludolfus...et Hildeboldus”, by charter dated 1236[238]m LUITGARD, daughter of --- (-after 1293).  “Lutgardis nobilis domina relicta comitis Conradi de Rodhen sive de Wnstorpe” donated “decime in Lancredhere” to Kloster Wunstorp by charter dated 1293[239]

2.         HERMANN von Limmer (-after 1223).  “Hildeboldus comes de Limbere” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pie recordationis pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “uxore mea Hadewige comitissa filiis...meis quos tunc ex ipsa habui Conrado, Hermanno et Ludolfo”, in the presence of “fratre meo comite Conrado de Lewenrothe”, by charter dated 1223[240]

3.         LUDOLF [I] von Limmer (-[20 Jan/15 Jun] 1282).  “Hildeboldus comes de Limbere” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder, founded by “pie recordationis pater meus Conradus comes de Rothen”, with the consent of “uxore mea Hadewige comitissa filiis...meis quos tunc ex ipsa habui Conrado, Hermanno et Ludolfo”, in the presence of “fratre meo comite Conrado de Lewenrothe”, by charter dated 1223[241].  “C. comes de Limbere” donated property “Hauekesleue...quas sorori nostre domine Salome in partem dotis dedimus” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “mater nostra et fratres Ludolfus...et Hildeboldus”, by charter dated 1236[242]Graf von Roden.  “Ludolfus...comes de Rodhen” donated property to “abbatisse Adhelheydi neptis nostre...Wnstorpensi”, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Gerhardum dictum Wrbotere”, by charter dated 22 Mar 1277[243].  “Ludolfus...comes de Rodhen” donated property “in Hukkesmere” to Kloster Wunstorp, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Johannis...et Salome”, by charter dated 18 Jan 1280[244]m JUTTA, daughter of ---.  “Ludolfus...comes dictus de Rodhen nec non Jutta coniux ipsius” sold property “in villa...Alem” to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 13 Nov 1272, sealed by “nostri avunculi comitis Burchardi de Wilpia[245].  Ludolf [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JOHANN [I] von Roden (-4 Apr 1334).  “Ludolfus...comes de Rodhen” donated property “in Hukkesmere” to Kloster Wunstorp, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Johannis...et Salome”, by charter dated 18 Jan 1280[246]Graf von Roden.  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen” donated property “in villa Alem” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “sororis nostre Salome, non habentes adhuc sobolem vel heredem”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1288[247]Graf von Wunstorf.  “Johannes...comes de Wunnestorp” donated property to “monasterio Vallis sancte Marie”, at the request of “connati nostri domini Bernardi maioris ecclesie Bremensis prepositi”, with the consent of “sororis nostre Salome et comitis Ottonis de Welpia connati nostri et nobilium de Dhefhol Rodolfi et Conradi similiter cognatorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1291[248].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen” confirmed rights granted to Kloster Wennigsen by “pater noster pie memorie Ludolfus comes” by charter dated 1292[249].  “Johannes...comes in Wnstorpe” confirmed a donation to Kloster Marienwerder made by “dominus Ludolfus de Beuelte miles” by charter dated 7 Mar 1296[250].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen sive de Wnnestorpe” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 4 Jun 1298[251].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen...cum filio nostro Ludolfo” confirmed the sale of property “in Munsle...Osterhof” made to Kloster Wunstorp by “pater noster...comes Ludolfus” by charter dated 13 Jun 1302[252].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen” confirmed a donation to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1306[253].  “Johannes...comes in Roden et in Wnstorpe” sold property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “Ludolfi et Joh. filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1314[254].  “Johannes...comes in Roden et in Wnstorpe” promised payments to Kloster Loccum, and that “filius noster” would confirm the donation after returning from travelling, by charter dated 5 Dec 1318[255]m (after 9 Apr 1288) MECHTILD von Holstein, daughter of GERHARD I Graf von Holstein in Itzehoe & his first wife Elisabeth von Mecklenburg.  "Gerhardus et Johannes comites Holsatie" confirmed property held by "Herboldus de Herboldessen", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Ludgardis ducisse de Luneburg, Elisabeth comitisse de Welpia, Gerhardi, Adolphi, Henrici, Alberti, filiorum nostrorum et…aliarum filiarum nostrarum Heilewigis et Mechtildis", by charter dated 17 Aug 1272[256].  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 28 Sep 1296 under which [her brother] “Adolfus...comes Holtsacie et de Scowenborch” agreed an alliance with Ludolf Bishop of Minden, excluding his obligations towards “avunculum nostrum Ottonem ducem de Luneburg, Gerhardum comitem de Hoya consanguineum nostrum, Johannem comitem de Wunstorp socerum nostrum et Gerhardum virum nobilem advocatum de Monte[257].  This represents an unusual use of “socer” to indicate brother-in-law.  Johann & his wife had two children: 

i)          LUDOLF [II] von Roden (-after 28 Feb 1319).  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen...cum filio nostro Ludolfo” confirmed the sale of property “in Munsle...Osterhof” made to Kloster Wunstorp by “pater noster...comes Ludolfus” by charter dated 13 Jun 1302[258].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen” confirmed a donation to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi”, by charter dated 1 Oct 1306[259].  “Johannes...comes in Roden et in Wnstorpe” sold property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “Ludolfi et Joh. filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1314[260].  “Ludolfus...comes in Roden et in Wnstorpe” confirmed pledges to Kloster Loccum made in his absence by “patri nostro” by charter dated 28 Feb 1319[261].  This document relates to the 5 Dec 1318 charter quoted above. 

ii)         JOHANN [II] von Roden .  “Johannes...comes in Roden et in Wnstorpe” sold property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “Ludolfi et Joh. filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1314[262].  “Johannes...comes in Wunestorpe et in Roden” granted privileges to the citizens of Wunstorp by charter dated 26 May 1334[263]

b)         SALOME von Roden (-after 1291).  “Ludolfus...comes de Rodhen” donated property “in Hukkesmere” to Kloster Wunstorp, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Johannis...et Salome”, by charter dated 18 Jan 1280[264].  “Johannes...comes de Rodhen” donated property “in villa Alem” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “sororis nostre Salome, non habentes adhuc sobolem vel heredem”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1288[265].  “Johannes...comes de Wunnestorp” donated property to “monasterio Vallis sancte Marie”, at the request of “connati nostri domini Bernardi maioris ecclesie Bremensis prepositi”, with the consent of “sororis nostre Salome et comitis Ottonis de Welpia connati nostri et nobilium de Dhefhol Rodolfi et Conradi similiter cognatorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1291[266]

4.         HILDEBOLD von Limmer (-Bremen 11 Oct 1273).  “C. comes de Limbere” donated property “Hauekesleue...quas sorori nostre domine Salome in partem dotis dedimus” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “mater nostra et fratres Ludolfus...et Hildeboldus”, by charter dated 1236[267].  Archbishop of Bremen 1259. 

5.         SALOME von Limmer (-after 1236).  “C. comes de Limbere” donated property “Hauekesleue...quas sorori nostre domine Salome in partem dotis dedimus” to Kloster Marienwerder, with the consent of “mater nostra et fratres Ludolfus...et Hildeboldus”, by charter dated 1236[268]

6.         [--- von Limmer .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1272 under which [her son] Burchard Graf von Wölpe donated property to Minden St. Moritz, witnessed by “dominus Ludolphus comes de Wunstorpe noster avunculus...[269].    This assumes that “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  Her marriage is dated from the charter dated 1245 under which [her husband] “Conradus comes de Wilpia, mater, uxor et heredes eiusdem” mortgaged “advocatiam in palude domini Mirabilis” to Minden St. Moritz[270]m (before 1245) KONRAD Graf von Wölpe, son of BERNHARD [II] Graf von Wölpe & his second wife Kunigunde von Wernigerode (-[23 Jul 1255/22 Sep 1257]).]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         KONRAD von Wunstorf .  “Ludolfus miles dictus de Beuelte” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 7 Apr 1296, witnessed by “...milites Conradus et Hildeboldus fratres de Wnstorpe[271]

2.         HILDEBOLD von Wunstorf .  “Ludolfus miles dictus de Beuelte” donated property to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 7 Apr 1296, witnessed by “...milites Conradus et Hildeboldus fratres de Wnstorpe[272]

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von SÜPPLINGENBURG

 

 

The castle of Süpplingenburg was located about 5 kilometres east of Königslutter and 20 kilometres east of Braunschweig, in the south of the present day German state of Niedersachsen.  The choice of Lothar von Süpplingenburg to succeed as duke of Saxony, after the extinction of the male line of the Billung family in 1106, was presumably designed to limit the growing influence of the two more obvious candidates, Heinrich "der Schwarze" of the Welf dynasty and Otto Graf von Ballenstedt of the Askanian dynasty, the two sons-in-law of the last Billung Duke Magnus.  From his maternal grandmother, Duke Lothar inherited the important county of Haldensleben in the north-eastern foreland of the Harz, and from his mother-in-law the Brunswick territories which included the castle of Katlenburg to the east of Northeim[273].   

 

 

1.         LIUTGER .  Graf 1013.  Graf im Harzgau 1021.  1031. 

 

2.         LIUTHER (-after 2 Jan 1049).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[274], Liuther and Bernhard were possible sons of Graf Liutger.  The proposed relationship between Liuther and Bernhard is presumably based on their being named together in a charter dated 1063 (see below), and the connection with Liutger because both he and Bernhard are recorded as counts in Harzgau, although other examples demonstrate that the common holding of countships in the same area is not inevitably based on family relationship.  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted property "villam Vpelingon in pago Nortvringon in comitatu Liuthari comitis" to the church of Halberstadt by charter dated 2 Jan 1049[275].  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed privileges to the church of Halberstadt by charter dated 7 Aug 1063, which records the prior grant of two counties to the church "unum Bernhardi sive filii eius Gebehardi comitum, alterum Liutherii comitis" by Emperor Heinrich III[276].  There is no proof that Graf Liuther was related to the Süpplingenburg family.  However, his being named in the 1063 charter with Graf Bernhard suggests that there may have been a family connection.  It is not clear from the text of the 1063 charter whether Graf Liuthar was still alive at that date. 

 

3.         BERNHARD (-before 1069).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[277], Liuther and Bernhard were possible sons of Graf Liutger.  The proposed relationship between Liuther and Bernhard is presumably based on their being named together in a charter dated 1063 (see below), and the connection with Liutger because both he and Bernhard are recorded as counts in Harzgau, although other examples demonstrate that the common holding of countships in the same area is not inevitably based on family relationship.  Graf im Harzgau und Derlingau und in Nordthüringen: "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated "talem comitatum qualem Bernhardus comes in pagis Hartegouwe ac Derlingon partimque in Northuringon nec non Belchesheim obtinuit" to the church of Halberstadt by charter dated 17 Jan 1052[278].  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed privileges to the church of Halberstadt by charter dated 7 Aug 1063, which records the prior grant of two counties to the church "unum Bernhardi sive filii eius Gebehardi comitum, alterum Liutherii comitis" by Emperor Heinrich III[279].  "Heinricus…rex" granted "comitatum Bernhardi comitis" to the church of Bremen-Hamburg by charter dated 24 Oct 1063, with the consent of "Ottonis Baiuuariorum ducis, Bertoldi ducis, Ottonis marchionis, Fritherici comitis palatine, Ekkiberti comitis"[280]m IDA von Querfurt, daughter of GEBHARD [I] Graf von Querfurt & his wife ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardum et Ida" as children of Gebhard, specifying that Ida was mother of Gerhard and grandmother of "Lotharii inperatoris"[281].  Graf Bernhard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERHARD von Süpplingenburg (-killed in battle Unstrutt near Homburg 9 Jun 1075).  He is named as son of Ida in the Annalista Saxo[282].  Graf im Harzgau 1052. 

-        see below

b)         THIETMAR von Süpplingenburg (-1093).  The Annalista Saxo names "Thietmarus, patruus scilicet Lotharii inperatoris" when recording his election as Bishop of Halberstadt and his non-consecration[283].  Elected Bishop of Halberstadt 1090.

 

 

GERHARD von Süpplingenburg, son of BERNHARD von Süpplingenburg Graf im Harzgau & his wife Ida von Querfurt (-killed in battle Unstrutt near Homburg 9 Jun 1075).  He is named as son of Ida in the Annalista Saxo[284].  Graf im Harzgau 1052.  A supporter of the nobles who opposed Heinrich IV King of Germany, he incited the rebellion of Saxony and was killed in battle fighting the king's forces[285].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "9 Jun" of "Geuehardus com"[286].  The Chronicon Garstense records that "Ernust marchio Austrie et Gebehardus pater Lotharii postea imperatoris" were killed in the Saxon wars in 1075 "iuxta fluvium…(Unstrutt)"[287]

m as her first husband, HEDWIG von Formbach, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Formbach & his wife Gertrud von Haldensleben.  The Vita Wirntonis names "Fridericus" as father of "Hedwigis, mater Lotharii regis"[288].  According to the 14th century Genealogia comitum Neuburgensium sive Formbacensium, "Hadewic mater Lotharii regis et Ite comitisse de Purchausen" was the only daughter of "Fridericus senioris Tiemonis filius" & his wife[289].  She married secondly ([1080]) as his first wife, Thierry II Duke of Lorraine.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. 

Graf Gerhard & his wife had two children: 

1.         IDA (-3 Mar [1138], bur Michaelstein).  The Notæ Genealogicæ Bavaricæ name "Lotharii regis et Ite comitisse de Purchausen" as children of "Hadewic"[290].  Pope Innocent III took Kloster Michaelbeuren under his protection 7 Jun 1137 at the request of Gräfin Ida and her sons Grafen Gebehard and Sigehard, nephews of Emperor Lothar, the document also naming Sigehard Patriarch of Aquileja, his mother Bilihilt, Graf Sigehard and his brother Friedrich[291].  The necrology of Salzburg St Rudpert records the death "V Non Mar" of "Ita com de Purchhusen"[292].  The necrology of Michaelbeuern records the death "V Non Mar" of "Ita com"[293].  The necrology of Melk records the death "IV Non Mar" of "Ita com de Scala"[294]m SIEGHARD [X] Graf von Tengling, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Tengling & his wife Mathilde von Vohburg (-beheaded Regensburg 5 Feb 1104). 

2.         LOTHAR von Süpplingenburg ([1/8] Jun 1075-Breitenwang am Loch in Tirol 4 Dec 1137, bur Königslutter).  He is named as son of Gebhard in the Annalista Saxo[295].  The Notæ Genealogicæ Bavaricæ name "Lotharii regis et Ite comitisse de Purchausen" as children of "Hadewic"[296].  He was invested as LOTHAR Duke of Saxony in 1106 by Heinrich V King of Germany after the death of Magnus Billung Duke of Saxony[297].  “Dux Liudiger eiusque...contectalis Richize” donated property “in Maretegeshufen” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “Gerthrudis com...heredis sue”, undated[298].  He was elected LOTHAR III King of Germany in 1125. 

-        DUKES of SAXONY

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von VELTHEIM

 

 

Veltheim lies about 10 kilometres east of Braunschweig, 8 kilometres west of Königslutter, in the south of the present day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         --- m ENGELA von Steusslingen, daughter of WALTER von Steusslingen & his wife Engela --- (-5 Dec ----).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Non Dec” of “Engela soror s Annonis archiepiscopi[299].  Four children: 

a)         BURCHARD (-Ilsenburg 7 Apr 1088, bur Ilsenburg).  Provost at Halberstadt before 1059.  Canon at Mainz.  Provost of St Simon and St Juda at Goslar.  Bishop of Halberstadt 1059. 

b)         LANTFRIED (-after 1068). 

c)         ADELGOTm ---.  Adelgot & his wife had one child: 

i)          WERNER [I] "der Ältere" von Veltheim (-after 1087)m --- von Groitzsch, daughter of WIPRECHT von Groitzsch & his wife Sigena von Leige.  The Annales Pegavienses refer to the two daughters of "Wicperti marchionis" and his wife Sigena, specifying that the second married "Wernherus senior de Velthem" by whom her children were "Wernherum et Adelgotum, postea Magdaburgensem archiepiscopum"[300].  Werner [I] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       WERNER [II] von Veltheim (-after 1133).  The Annales Pegavienses refer to the two daughters of "Wicperti marchionis" & his wife Sigena, specifying that the second married "Wernherus senior de Velthem" by whom her children were "Wernherum et Adelgotum, postea Magdaburgensem archiepiscopum"[301]

-         see below

(b)       ADELGOT von Veltheim (-12 Jun 1119).  The Annales Pegavienses refer to the two daughters of "Wicperti marchionis" & his wife Sigena, specifying that the second married "Wernherus senior de Velthem" by whom her children were "Wernherum et Adelgotum, postea Magdaburgensem archiepiscopum"[302].  Provost at Magdeburg.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1107. 

d)         daughter . 

 

 

1.         HERRAND (-23 Oct 1102).  Bishop of Halberstadt. 

 

 

WERNER [II] von Veltheim, son of WERNER [I] "der Ältere" von Veltheim & his wife --- von Groitzsch (-after 1133).  The Annales Pegavienses refer to the two daughters of "Wicperti marchionis" & his wife Sigena, specifying that the second married "Wernherus senior de Velthem" by whom her children were "Wernherum et Adelgotum, postea Magdaburgensem archiepiscopum"[303]

m MATHILDE von Krosigk, daughter of DEDO von Krosigk & his wife Bia ---. 

Werner [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         WERNER [III] von Veltheim (-after 1170).  Graf von Osterburg 1157.  Graf von Veltheim 1149.  m as her second husband, ADELHEID von Ballenstedt, widow of HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Stada Markgraf der Nordmark, daughter of OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt & his wife Eilika of Saxony ([1100]-).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelbertum marchionem et filiam Adelheidem" as children of "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstidi" and his wife Eilika, specifying that Adelheid married "Heinrico marchioni de Stathen"[304].  The Annales Stadenses name "Adelheithem sororem marchionis Alberti" as wife of "Heinricum" and specify that she married secondly "vasallus suus Wernerus de Velthem" by whom she had "Albertum de Asterburg et reliquam prolem"[305].  Werner [III] & his wife had --- children: 

a)         WERNER [IV] von Veltheim (-killed in battle Brandenburg 1157). 

b)         ALBRECHT von Veltheim (-before 26 Feb 1207).  The Annales Stadenses record that "Adelheithem sororem marchionis Alberti" married secondly "vasallus suus Wernerus de Velthem" by whom she had "Albertum de Asterburg et reliquam prolem"[306]Graf von Veltheim und Osterburg.  He founded Abtei Krevese before 1200[307]m (before 12 Jun 1162) ODA von Artlenburg, daughter of SIEGFRIED Graf von Artlenburg & his wife ---.  Albrecht & his wife had three children: 

i)          WERNER [V] von Veltheim (-after 1214). 

ii)         ALBRECHT von Veltheim (-after 1214). 

iii)        SIEGFRIED von Veltheim (-after 1242).  Graf von Osterburg und Altenhausen.  m SOPHIE von Wölpe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] Graf von Wölpe & his first wife Sophie von Dassel (-after 1239).  Siegfried & his wife had four children: 

(a)       WERNER [VI] (-after 1216). 

(b)       SIEGFRIED (-after 1216). 

(c)       ERMENGARDISm (after 1214) LUTHARD [II] von Meinersen, son of --- (-after 1235). 

(d)       SOPHIE (-before 1243).  m GOZMAR Graf von Kirchberg, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Kirchberg & his wife --- von Ziegenhain (-after 1227). 

c)         children .  The Annales Stadenses record that "Adelheithem sororem marchionis Alberti" married secondly "vasallus suus Wernerus de Velthem" by whom she had "Albertum de Asterburg et reliquam prolem"[308]

 

 

 

F.      GRAFEN von WOLDENBERG

 

 

Woldenburg and Wöltingerode lay about 10 kilometres north-east of Goslar, about 25 kilometres north-west of Wernigerode, in the south of the present day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN [I] von Woldenberg (-[14 Mar 1243/Jul 1244])Graf von Woldenberg.  Gerhard Archbishop of Bremen confirmed the donation of "duos mansos in Wenderod" made to Kloster Ilsenburg by "Hermannus et Heinricus fratres comites de Waldenberg" by charter dated 23 Feb 1234[309]m (1227) SOPHIE von Everstein, daughter of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his second wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-after 1272). 

2.         HEINRICHGraf von Woldenberg.  "Adolfus…comes de Schowenburch" donated property to the church at Riddagshusen by charter dated 23 Jan 1234, witnessed by "frater noster Bruno prepositus de Lubeke, Ludolfus comes de Haleremunt, Heinricus comes de Dannenberech, Henricus comes de Waldenberech…"[310].  Gerhard Archbishop of Bremen confirmed the donation of "duos mansos in Wenderod" made to Kloster Ilsenburg by "Hermannus et Heinricus fratres comites de Waldenberg" by charter dated 23 Feb 1234[311]

 

 

The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 7 Mar of “Ludingerus comes de Waldenberge[312].  “Conradus et Johannes fratres et Ludolfus...comites de Woldenberghe” donated the church of Wulfinghausen to the bishop of Hildesheim by undated charter[313]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    ENGERN

 

 

 

A.      HERREN von BRAKEL

 

 

[Two siblings:]

1.         AMELUNG von Brakel (-after 18 Nov 1229).  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[314].  “Ministeriales Ameluncus comes, Heinricus dapifer et Lippoldus frater eius, Hermannus de Brakele...” witnessed another charter dated 6 Aug 1216[315].  “Dominus Volqwinus de Swalenberg cum consensu fratris sui Adolphi de Woldecke” confirmed donations to Kloster Gerden, which had been challenged by “dominus Amelungus...in Brackele cum fratre suo domino Heinrico...de Lippa”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1229[316]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Amelung’s wife has not been identified.  Amelung & his wife had five children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Brakel .  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[317].  “Ministeriales Ameluncus comes, Heinricus dapifer et Lippoldus frater eius, Hermannus de Brakele...” witnessed another charter dated 6 Aug 1216[318]

b)         KONRAD von Brakel .  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[319]

c)         LEOPOLD von Brakel .  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[320].  “Ministeriales Ameluncus comes, Heinricus dapifer et Lippoldus frater eius, Hermannus de Brakele...” witnessed another charter dated 6 Aug 1216[321]

d)         HERMANN von Brakel (-after 1246).  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[322].  “Ministeriales Ameluncus comes, Heinricus dapifer et Lippoldus frater eius, Hermannus de Brakele...” witnessed another charter dated 6 Aug 1216[323].  Adolf Graf von Waldeck donated property to Kloster Hardehausen in which “de Brakele Hermannus et Wernherus filius eius” held an interest by charter dated 1246[324]m ---.  The name of Hermann’s wife has not been identified.  Hermann & his wife had one child: 

i)          WERNER von Brakel (-after 14 Apr 1261).  Adolf Graf von Waldeck donated property to Kloster Hardehausen in which “de Brakele Hermannus et Wernherus filius eius” held an interest by charter dated 1246[325]

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e)         WERNER von Brakel .  “...Amelungus comes et filii eius Heinricus, Conradus, Lippoldus, Herimannus et Wernerus de Brakele...” witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1213 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Willebadessen[326]

2.         [HEINRICH zur Lippe (-after 18 Nov 1229).  “Dominus Volqwinus de Swalenberg cum consensu fratris sui Adolphi de Woldecke” confirmed donations to Kloster Gerden, which had been challenged by “dominus Amelungus...in Brackele cum fratre suo domino Heinrico...de Lippa”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1229[327].  Their different names suggest that Amelung and Heinrich were uterine brothers who did not share the same father.  Heinrich has not been connected to the main Lippe family.] 

 

 

WERNER von Brakel, son of HERMANN von Brakel & his wife --- (-after 14 Apr 1261).  Adolf Graf von Waldeck donated property to Kloster Hardehausen in which “de Brakele Hermannus et Wernherus filius eius” held an interest by charter dated 1246[328].  “Wernherus miles de Brakele” renounced certain property in a dispute with Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “uxore mea Methtilde et filio meo Bernhardo [...qui nunc puer est] et duabus filiabus meis Elisabeth et Regelinde”, by charter dated 1252, which names “Bertoldus de Brakele, Hermannus de Brakele, Raueno de Papenhem, Amelungus comes” as fiduciaries[329].  “Wernherus de Bracle miles...cum uxore nostra Mechildi et filio nostro Bernhardo et filia nostra Reilindi” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 14 Apr 1261[330]

m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after 14 Apr 1261).  “Wernherus miles de Brakele” renounced certain property in a dispute with Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “uxore mea Methtilde et filio meo Bernhardo [...qui nunc puer est] et duabus filiabus meis Elisabeth et Regelinde”, by charter dated 1252[331].  Her relationship with the Volmestein family is suggested by the charter dated 1290 under which [her son] “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene[332], assuming that “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  If this is correct, she was Mechtild von Volmestein, daughter of Heinrich von Volmestein & his second wife Sophie von Altena.  “Wernherus de Bracle miles...cum uxore nostra Mechildi et filio nostro Bernhardo et filia nostra Reilindi” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 14 Apr 1261[333]

Werner & his wife had three children: 

1.         ELISABETH von Brakel .  “Wernherus miles de Brakele” renounced certain property in a dispute with Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “uxore mea Methtilde et filio meo Bernhardo [...qui nunc puer est] et duabus filiabus meis Elisabeth et Regelinde”, by charter dated 1252[334]

2.         REGELINDE von Brakel .  “Wernherus miles de Brakele” renounced certain property in a dispute with Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “uxore mea Methtilde et filio meo Bernhardo [...qui nunc puer est] et duabus filiabus meis Elisabeth et Regelinde”, by charter dated 1252[335].  “Wernherus de Bracle miles...cum uxore nostra Mechildi et filio nostro Bernhardo et filia nostra Reilindi” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 14 Apr 1261[336]

3.         BERNHARD von Brakel (-after 1290).  “Wernherus miles de Brakele” renounced certain property in a dispute with Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “uxore mea Methtilde et filio meo Bernhardo [...qui nunc puer est] et duabus filiabus meis Elisabeth et Regelinde”, by charter dated 1252[337].  “Wernherus de Bracle miles...cum uxore nostra Mechildi et filio nostro Bernhardo et filia nostra Reilindi” renounced rights over certain property in favour of Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 14 Apr 1261[338].  “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie et filiorum meorum Ottonis, Hermanni et Wernheri”, for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene”, by charter dated 1290[339]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie et filiorum meorum Ottonis, Hermanni et Wernheri”, for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene”, by charter dated 1290[340].  Bernhard & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO von Brakel .  “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie et filiorum meorum Ottonis, Hermanni et Wernheri”, for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene”, by charter dated 1290[341]

b)         HERMANN von Brakel .  “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie et filiorum meorum Ottonis, Hermanni et Wernheri”, for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene”, by charter dated 1290[342]

c)         WERNER von Brakel .  “Bernhardus de Brakel miles” donated property to Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie et filiorum meorum Ottonis, Hermanni et Wernheri”, for the sake of “avunculi Eberhardi nostri de Volmestene”, by charter dated 1290[343]

 

 

 

B.      HERREN von DIEPHOLZ

 

 

Diepholz lies about 40 kilometres north-east of Osnabrück, in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN von Diepholz (-after 26 Jul 1220).  Burggraf von Diepholz.  “Cunradus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Egidius, Münster made by “frater meus Hermannus burggravius et filii sui Wernherus prepositus sancti Martini et canonicus ecclesie maioris in Minda et Cunradus” by charter dated 26 Jul 1220[344]m ---.  Hermann & his wife had two children: 

a)         KONRAD von Diepholz .  “Cunradus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Egidius, Münster made by “frater meus Hermannus burggravius et filii sui Wernherus prepositus sancti Martini et canonicus ecclesie maioris in Minda et Cunradus” by charter dated 26 Jul 1220[345]

b)         WERNER von Diepholz .  “Cunradus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Egidius, Münster made by “frater meus Hermannus burggravius et filii sui Wernherus prepositus sancti Martini et canonicus ecclesie maioris in Minda et Cunradus” by charter dated 26 Jul 1220[346]

2.         KONRAD von Diepholz .  Bishop of Minden.  “Cunradus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Kloster Egidius, Münster made by “frater meus Hermannus burggravius et filii sui Wernherus prepositus sancti Martini et canonicus ecclesie maioris in Minda et Cunradus” by charter dated 26 Jul 1220[347]

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN

 

 

The castle of Everstein was located on the left bank of the river Weser, about 30 kilometres north-west of Dassel in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         ALBERT [Adalbert] [I] von Everstein (-after 1122).  Dietrich Bishop of Naumburg confirmed that “Graf Albrecht von Eberstein” had founded a church “in dem Gau Dobenau” by charter dated 1122[348]m as her first husband, JUDITH von Schwalenberg, daughter of WIDEKIND Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter].  The Chronographus Corbeienses records the marriage of "pater iuvenculæ Hloutwicus de Lare" and "sororem Volcwini" after the death of "viro suo Adelberto de Everstein"[349].  She married secondly Ludwig [II] Graf von Lohra.  Graf Albert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALBERT [Adalbert] [II] von Everstein (-after 18 Apr 1158).  The Chronographus Corbeienses names "Adelbertus, filius prioris Adelberti" (referring to "Adelberto de Everstein")[350]Graf von Everstein.  “Adalbertus comes de Everstein, Luidolfus frater episcopi...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to Kloster Addinghof[351].  "Adelbertus comes de Eversten…" witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Amelungsborn and Grene church[352].  “Adalbertus comes de Euerstein...” witnessed the charter dated 18 Apr 1158 under which Arnold Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Amelungsborn and the church of Grene[353]m ---.  The name of Albert's wife is not known.  Graf Albert [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALBERT [III] von Everstein (-after 4 Apr 1197)Graf von Everstein.  ["…comes Adelbertus de Everstene…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1162 under which Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony confirmed a sale of property by Kloster Bursfeld[354].  It is not known whether this document refers to Albert [II] or Albert [III].]  "…Adelbertus comes de Everstein…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[355].  "…comes Albertus de Eberstein, comes Cunradus filius suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Tettenborn church[356].  "…Comes Athelbertus de Everstein" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[357].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed that “C. Albertus de Everstein” had exchanged property with Kloster Amelungsborn by charter dated 1196[358].  “Albertus...comes de Eversteine” donated property to Kloster Amelungsborn, with the consent of “Alberti filii mei”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1197[359]m (after 1166) as her third husband, RYKSA of Silesia, widow firstly of don ALFONSO VII "el Emperador" King of Castile and León, and secondly of RAYMOND BERENGER II Comte de Provence, daughter of WŁADYSŁAW II “Wygnaniec/the Exile” Prince of Krakow and Silesia & his wife Agnes of Austria [Babenberg] ([1130/40]-16 Jun [1185]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her three marriages has not yet been identified.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rikissam", daughter of "regi Russie nomine Musuch" & his wife "Rikissam [filiam ducis Vergescelai de Polonia]", as wife firstly of "imperatoris Castelle Alfunso" and subsequently of "comiti Aragonensi et post comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam"[360], contradicting other sources in many respects.  Graf Albert [III] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ALBERT [IV] von Everstein (-19 Sep [1210/17]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Albertum et fratres eius" as children of "comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam" and his wife "Rikissam"[361]Graf von Everstein

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(b)       KONRAD [I] von Everstein (-[1233]).  "…comes Albertus de Eberstein, comes Cunradus filius suus…" witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed property of Tettenborn church[362].  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200[363].  “Nos fratres de Everstein” confirmed donations to Kloster Willebadessen made by “patris nostri Alberti et patrui nostri Conradi”, when “Conradus...filiam suam neptem nostram Clementiam” entered the abbey, by charter dated 1233[364]m REGENWIZE, daughter of ---.  Konrad [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       CLEMENTIA von Everstein (-after 1233).  “Nos fratres de Everstein” confirmed donations to Kloster Willebadessen made by “patris nostri Alberti et patrui nostri Conradi”, when “Conradus...filiam suam neptem nostram Clementiam” entered the abbey, by charter dated 1233[365].  Nun at Willebadessen. 

 

 

2.         KONRAD von Everstein (-after 15 Aug 1128).  “...Cunradus de Eberstein...” witnessed the charter dated 3 Jan 1125 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the properties of Kloster Lippoldsberg[366].  Graf und Vogt von Helmarshausen. 

 

3.         ERNST .  Graf von Everstein 7 Jul 1123. 

 

 

ALBERT [IV] von Everstein, son of ALBERT [III] Graf von Everstein & his wife Ryksa of Silesia (-19 Sep [1210/17]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Albertum et fratres eius" as children of "comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam" and his wife "Rikissam"[367].  “Albertus...comes de Eversteine” donated property to Kloster Amelungsborn, with the consent of “Alberti filii mei”, by charter dated 4 Apr 1197[368]Graf von Everstein.  “A...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 1202, witnessed by “uxor eius A. comitissa et filius eius comes C...[369].  “Albertus comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Hardehausen by charter dated 1206, witnessed by “...Heithenricus comes de Luterberge...[370].  “Adalbertus...comes de Euerstein” confirmed a donation to Kloster Lippoldsberg, in the presence of “contectali nostra domina Agna comitissa”, by charter dated 1207[371].  “Comes Lampertus de Geliche, Adolfus comes de Dasle, Albertus comes de Euerstein...” witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1209 under which Siegfried Archbishop of Mainz confirmed a donation to Kloster Bursfeld[372]

[m firstly ---.  The first marriage of Albert [IV] is indicated because his son Konrad was adult in 1217, the chronology for which would be tight if he had been born from Albert’s marriage to Agnes von Wittelsbach.] 

m [secondly] ([1198/1202]) as her second husband, AGNES von Wittelsbach, widow of GERHARD Wildgraf und Graf von Kyrburg, daughter of OTTO IV Pfalzgraf of Bavaria & his wife Benedikta von Wörth (-5 Mar ----).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Albertum [filius comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam]" as "neptem archiepiscopi Moguntini que fuerat comitissa Silvestris sororem scilicet illius comitis Ottonis de Withhelebac qui interfecit Philippum de Suavia"[373].  Another indication of her two marriages is provided by the charter dated 28 Jun 1253 under which [her grandson, son of her son by her first marriage] “Gerhardus...Maguntine sedis archiepiscopus” confirmed a donation made by [her son by her second marriage] “patruus noster Otto comes de Euerstein[374].  “A...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 1202, witnessed by “uxor eius A. comitissa et filius eius comes C...[375].  “Adalbertus...comes de Euerstein” confirmed a donation to Kloster Lippoldsberg, in the presence of “contectali nostra domina Agna comitissa”, by charter dated 1207[376]

Graf Albert [IV] & his [first] wife had two children: 

1.         OTTO von Everstein (-27 Oct 1270).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Albertum [filius comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam]" & his wife having seven sons, the eldest being "Otto…prepositus Aquensis"[377].  Provost of St Servatius at Maastricht 1218/22.  Provost of St Maria, Aachen 1218/38 and 1243/70.  Provost at Emmerich 1231/38.  Elected Bishop of Liège 1238/41.  Provost of St Andreas, Köln 1240 and [1249/50]/1270.  Canon at St Lambert, Liège 1249/51.  Archdeacon at Xanten 1266, provost 1266/70. 

2.         KONRAD [II] von Everstein (-Brunswick 7 Aug [1256], bur Brunswick St Blasius).  “A...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 1202, witnessed by “uxor eius A. comitissa et filius eius comes C...[378]Graf von Everstein.  “Conrad Graf von Everstein” donated a wood “Sunder” to Kloster Amelungsborn by charter dated 1217[379].  “C. et O. fratres comites de Euersten” confirmed ownership of property “in media villæ Scerue” by undated charter[380].  Heinrich Abbot of Helmarshausen confirmed that “Conrado et Ottone comitibus de Euersten” had donated “decimam in Northe” by charter dated 1221[381].  “Conradus comes” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Gerden by “patribus nostris”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum...Ottonis et Heinrici”, by charter dated 19 Jun 1225[382].  “Conradus comes cum consensu fratrum...Lothewici, Hermanni, Alberti” confirmed the donation made by “fratris nostri Ottonis” to Kloster Gerden by charter dated 8 Dec 1226[383].  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200 (must be misdated)[384].  “Conradus de Everstein et fratres mei Otto...Hermannus et Lodewicus” freed property of Kloster Gerden by charter dated 1230[385].  “Nos fratres de Everstein” confirmed donations to Kloster Willebadessen made by “patris nostri Alberti et patrui nostri Conradi”, when “Conradus...filiam suam neptem nostram Clementiam” entered the abbey, by charter dated 1233[386].  “Conradus...comes de Euerstene...et filius noster Conradus” mortgaged a mill to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “fratrum nostrorum...prepositi Alberti et comitis Ottonis”, by charter dated 1245[387].  “C. et O., H. et L. comites de Eberstein” donated rights to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 11 May 1246[388].  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "suspensus est comes Conradus de Everstein" by "duce Alberto" in 1256[389]m firstly LUTGARD, daughter of --- (-14 Feb before 1243).  m secondly ERMENTRUD von Dassel, daughter of ADOLF [II] Graf von Dassel & his wife --- (-after 1250).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1250 under which [her husband] “Conradus...comes de Euersten” confirmed the donation to Kloster Loccum made by “Adolphus senior comes de Dasle”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis filie dicti comitis[390].  Konrad [II] & his first wife had children: 

a)         KONRAD [III] von Everstein (-[23 Apr 1283/25 May 1285]).  “Conradus...comes de Euerstene...et filius noster Conradus” mortgaged a mill to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “fratrum nostrorum...prepositi Alberti et comitis Ottonis”, by charter dated 1245[391].  “...Conradus filius comitis Conradi de Everstene...” witnessed the charter dated 3 Apr 1250 under which “W[idekindus]...advocatus de Minda” confirmed a donation to Kloster Moritz in Insula[392]Graf von Everstein"Conradus comes de Euerstein" donated “castri mei de Osen super flumen Wisere siti” to Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “uxoris mee Irmengardis et filie mee Luchardis”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1259[393]"Otto, Hermannus, Ludewicus et Conradus comites de Euerstein” granted “proprietatem castri nostri Euesteyn maioris” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 3 Jan 1265[394].  “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, and the support of “patrui mei comitis Lodewici senioris, cognati mei comitis Ottonis filii comitis Hermanni de Everstein”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[395].  "Conradus comes de Euerstein" transferred "partem castri Euerstein" to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “Irmegardis nostre uxoris et Engelberti filii nostri primogeniti”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1283[396]m IRMENGARD, daughter of --- (-after 19 Mar 1283).  "Conradus comes de Euerstein" donated “castri mei de Osen super flumen Wisere siti” to Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “uxoris mee Irmengardis et filie mee Luchardis”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1259[397].  [“Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[398].  The fact that Konrad’s wife is named Irmengard in the charters dated 24 Nov 1259 and 19 Mar 1283 indicates that “Lutgarde” in this document is a mistranscription.]  "Conradus comes de Euerstein" transferred "partem castri Euerstein" to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “Irmegardis nostre uxoris et Engelberti filii nostri primogeniti”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1283[399].  Konrad [III] & his wife had six children: 

i)          ENGELBERT von Everstein .  “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[400].  "Conradus comes de Euerstein" transferred "partem castri Euerstein" to Sifrid Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “Irmegardis nostre uxoris et Engelberti filii nostri primogeniti”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1283[401].  “Egelbertus comes de Eversten, Wedekindus canonicus Mindensis ac Hinricus fratres” exchanged property with the bishop of Minden by charter dated 6 Mar 1288[402]

ii)         LUCKARDIS von Everstein"Conradus comes de Euerstein" donated “castri mei de Osen super flumen Wisere siti” to Konrad Archbishop of Köln, with the consent of “uxoris mee Irmengardis et filie mee Luchardis”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1259[403]

iii)        KONRAD von Everstein .  “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[404]

iv)       ALBRECHT von Everstein .  “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[405]

v)        WIDEKIND von Everstein .  “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the consent of “conjuge mea Lutgarde filiisque meis Engelberto, Conrado, Alberto, Widekindo”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1282[406].  “Egelbertus comes de Eversten, Wedekindus canonicus Mindensis ac Hinricus fratres” exchanged property with the bishop of Minden by charter dated 6 Mar 1288[407]

vi)       HEINRICH von Everstein .  “Egelbertus comes de Eversten, Wedekindus canonicus Mindensis ac Hinricus fratres” exchanged property with the bishop of Minden by charter dated 6 Mar 1288[408]

Graf Albert [IV] & his [first/second] wife had four children: 

3.         HEINRICH (-after 19 Jun 1225).  “Conradus comes” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Gerden by “patribus nostris”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum...Ottonis et Heinrici”, by charter dated 19 Jun 1225[409].  “O. comes de Euersten...per manus uxoris mei Ermengardis et filii mei Alberti” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Hardehausen by “pater noster comes Albertus”, at the request of “fratres mei Conradus et Heinricus comites”, by charter dated 1225[410]

4.         FRIEDRICH (-after 12 May 1261).  Provost at Nörten 1222.  Provost at Hameln: “Friedrich Graf von Everstein Dom-Custos in Mainz” was confirmed as provost at Hameln by the abbot of Fulda by charter dated 1 Mar 1234[411]

5.         LUDWIG [I] (-15 Sep 1284).  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200 (must be misdated)[412].  “Conradus comes cum consensu fratrum...Lothewici, Hermanni, Alberti” confirmed the donation made by “fratris nostri Ottonis” to Kloster Gerden by charter dated 8 Dec 1226[413].  “Conradus de Everstein et fratres mei Otto...Hermannus et Lodewicus” freed property of Kloster Gerden by charter dated 1230[414]Graf von Everstein.  “C. et O., H. et L. comites de Eberstein” donated rights to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 11 May 1246[415]"Otto, Hermannus, Ludewicus et Conradus comites de Euerstein” granted “proprietatem castri nostri Euesteyn maioris” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 3 Jan 1265[416].  “Lodewicus...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Wilbadessen, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Alberti et Lodewici”, by charter dated 21 Jul 1277, in the presence of “frater noster comes Otto et avunculus noster comes Ludolfus de Dasle...[417]m ADELA von Gleichen, daughter of LAMBERT [III] Graf von Gleichen & his wife Sophie von Orlamünde (-before 1266).  Ludwig [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         ALBRECHT von Everstein .  “Lodewicus...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Wilbadessen, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Alberti et Lodewici”, by charter dated 21 Jul 1277[418]

-        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN (in Denmark)[419]

b)         LUDWIG von Everstein .  “Lodewicus...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Wilbadessen, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Alberti et Lodewici”, by charter dated 21 Jul 1277, in the presence of “frater noster comes Otto et avunculus noster comes Ludolfus de Dasle...[420]

6.         HERMANN [I] (-before 1272).  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200 (must be misdated)[421].  “Conradus comes cum consensu fratrum...Lothewici, Hermanni, Alberti” confirmed the donation made by “fratris nostri Ottonis” to Kloster Gerden by charter dated 8 Dec 1226[422].  “Conradus de Everstein et fratres mei Otto...Hermannus et Lodewicus” freed property of Kloster Gerden by charter dated 1230[423].  “C. et O., H. et L. comites de Eberstein” donated rights to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 11 May 1246[424].  “Hermannus...comes in Everstene et uxor mea Hadhewigis cometissa” donated property in “Kerchoff...Cimiterium” to Kloster Falkenhagen by charter dated 1263[425]"Otto, Hermannus, Ludewicus et Conradus comites de Euerstein” granted “proprietatem castri nostri Euesteyn maioris” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 3 Jan 1265[426]m HEDWIG, daughter of JOHANN Jakobsson & his wife Adelheid von Dassel (-6 Jun 1262).  “Hermannus...comes in Everstene et uxor mea Hadhewigis cometissa” donated property in “Kerchoff...Cimiterium” to Kloster Falkenhagen by charter dated 1263[427].  Hermann [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         OTTO von Everstein .  “Otto comes de Euerstein et Bernardus dominus de Brakele...sororio nostro” promised support to the archbishop of Köln against the bishops of Osnabrück and Paderborn by charter dated 1 Jul 1282[428].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 13 Dec 1282 under which [his cousin] “Conradus...comes de Euerstein” donated property to Kloster Bredenvorde, with the support of “patrui mei comitis Lodewici senioris, cognati mei comitis Ottonis filii comitis Hermanni de Everstein[429]

-        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN[430]

b)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1 Jul 1282 under which [her brother] “Otto comes de Euerstein et Bernardus dominus de Brakele...sororio nostro” promised support to the archbishop of Köln against the bishops of Osnabrück and Paderborn[431]m BERNHARD von Brakel, son of ---. 

Graf Albert [IV] & his [second] wife had [six] children: 

7.         OTTO [I] (-1282 or after)Graf von Everstein.  “C. et O. fratres comites de Euersten” confirmed ownership of property “in media villæ Scerue” by undated charter[432].  Heinrich Abbot of Helmarshausen confirmed that “Conrado et Ottone comitibus de Euersten” had donated “decimam in Northe” by charter dated 1221[433].  “Conradus comes” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Gerden by “patribus nostris”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum...Ottonis et Heinrici”, by charter dated 19 Jun 1225[434].  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200 (must be misdated)[435].  “O. comes de Euersten...per manus uxoris mei Ermengardis et filii mei Alberti” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Hardehausen by “pater noster comes Albertus”, at the request of “fratres mei Conradus et Heinricus comites”, by charter dated 1225[436].  “Conradus comes cum consensu fratrum...Lothewici, Hermanni, Alberti” confirmed the donation made by “fratris nostri Ottonis” to Kloster Gerden by charter dated 8 Dec 1226[437].  “Conradus de Everstein et fratres mei Otto...Hermannus et Lodewicus” freed property of Kloster Gerden by charter dated 1230[438].  “Conradus...comes de Euerstene...et filius noster Conradus” mortgaged a mill to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “fratrum nostrorum...prepositi Alberti et comitis Ottonis”, by charter dated 1245[439].  “Otto...comes de Everstein” donated property to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...prepositi Waltheri, Conradi canonici Trajectensis, comitis Alberti”, by charter dated [1245/46][440].  “C. et O., H. et L. comites de Eberstein” donated rights to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 11 May 1246[441].  “Otto...comes de Eversten...cum nostri filii Alberti” donated “ecclesiam in Heddinchosen” to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 25 Dec 1250[442].  “Comites de Euerstene...Ottonem, Conradum, Hermannum, Ludewicum et eorum fratres” donated property to Kloster Arolsen, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ermegardis”, by charter dated 1252[443].  “Otto...comes de Euerstein et Albertus filius eius” settled disputes over property “in Scerue” by charter dated 2 Aug 1263[444]"Otto, Hermannus, Ludewicus et Conradus comites de Euerstein” granted “proprietatem castri nostri Euesteyn maioris” to Engelbert [II] Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 3 Jan 1265[445].  “Otto atque liberi Alberti filii nostri...Bertoldus Fredericus et Otto comites de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Arolsen by charter dated 5 Apr 1277[446].  “Fredericus comes de Ridberg” settled disputes with Siegfried Archbishop of Köln, giving as hostages “pueros...Conradum filium nostrum, Ottonem de Eversteyn et Symonen filium comitis de Dasselen”, by charter dated 24 Oct 1277[447]m ERMGARD von Arnstein, daughter of WALTER [III] von Arnstein & his wife Gertrud von Ballenstedt (-24 Dec 1243).  “O. comes de Euersten...per manus uxoris mei Ermengardis et filii mei Alberti” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Hardehausen by “pater noster comes Albertus”, at the request of “fratres mei Conradus et Heinricus comites”, by charter dated 1225[448].  [“Comites de Euerstene...Ottonem, Conradum, Hermannum, Ludewicum et eorum fratres” donated property to Kloster Arolsen, with the consent of “uxoris sue Ermegardis”, by charter dated 1252 (presumably misdated if Ermgard’s date of death is correctly stated as above)[449].]  Otto [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         ALBRECHT von Everstein (-[1274/75]).  “O. comes de Euersten...per manus uxoris mei Ermengardis et filii mei Alberti” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Hardehausen by “pater noster comes Albertus”, at the request of “fratres mei Conradus et Heinricus comites”, by charter dated 1225[450].  “Otto...comes de Everstein” donated property to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...prepositi Waltheri, Conradi canonici Trajectensis, comitis Alberti”, by charter dated [1245/46][451].  “Otto...comes de Eversten...cum nostri filii Alberti” donated “ecclesiam in Heddinchosen” to Kloster Wormeln by charter dated 25 Dec 1250[452].  “Otto...comes de Euerstein et Albertus filius eius” settled disputes over property “in Scerue” by charter dated 2 Aug 1263[453].  His date of death is indicated by the charter dated 1275 under which [his father] “Otto...comes de Everstein” founded anniversaries in Kloster Amelungsborn for “uxoris nostræ filiique nostri Alberti[454]m GISELA von Büren, daughter of BERTHOLD von Büren & his wife Adelheid --- (-after 1308).  “Bertoldus vir nobilis de Buren” mortgaged property, with the consent of “domine Alheydis uxoris nostre et Bertoldi nepotis nostri, Bertoldi filii nostre et Gisle filie nostre”, by charter dated 1252[455].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  It is indicated by the charter dated 1264 under which [her brother] “Bertoldus iuvenis dominus in Buren” confirmed an exchange of property with the archbishop of Köln made by “pater noster B. senior dominus de Buren ac Bertoldus iuvenis consanguineus noster nobilis”, witnessed by “...Albertus sororius noster de Eversten[456].  Albrecht & his wife had children: 

i)          BERTHOLD von Everstein .  “Otto atque liberi Alberti filii nostri...Bertoldus Fredericus et Otto comites de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Arolsen by charter dated 5 Apr 1277[457]

ii)         FRIEDRICH von Everstein .  “Otto atque liberi Alberti filii nostri...Bertoldus Fredericus et Otto comites de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Arolsen by charter dated 5 Apr 1277[458]

iii)        OTTO von Everstein .  “Otto atque liberi Alberti filii nostri...Bertoldus Fredericus et Otto comites de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Arolsen by charter dated 5 Apr 1277[459].  Graf von Büren: Otto Bishop of Paderborn confirmed that “Henricus de Homborgk avunculus noster videlicet b. m. Gislæ sororis nostræ defunctæ quondam filius...et Bodo frater eius” had confirmed a donation made by “Johannes de Homborgk pater ipsius et noster sororius” to Kloster Amelungsborn by charter dated 14 Apr 1295, witnessed by “comes Otto de Buren noster consanguineus...[460].  The precise family relationship between Otto von Everstein and the confirmant has not been ascertained: presumably it was through his maternal grandmother. 

b)         WALTER .  “Otto...comes de Everstein” donated property to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...prepositi Waltheri, Conradi canonici Trajectensis, comitis Alberti”, by charter dated [1245/46][461]

c)         KONRAD .  “Otto...comes de Everstein” donated property to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...prepositi Waltheri, Conradi canonici Trajectensis, comitis Alberti”, by charter dated [1245/46][462]

8.         ALBERT (-1260 or after).  “Conradus comes cum consensu fratrum...Lothewici, Hermanni, Alberti” confirmed the donation made by “fratris nostri Ottonis” to Kloster Gerden by charter dated 8 Dec 1226[463].  “Conradus...comes de Euerstene...et filius noster Conradus” mortgaged a mill to Stift Hameln, with the consent of “fratrum nostrorum...prepositi Alberti et comitis Ottonis”, by charter dated 1245[464].  Provost at Hildesheim. 

9.         ADELA (-after 1233).  m BURCHARD [III] Graf von Scharzfeld (-before 28 May 1233). 

10.      [CLEMENTIA (-after 1257).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 11 May 1259 under which [her son] “L...comes de Dasle et A. filius fratris sui” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, witnessed by “avunculus noster comes Otto de Everstene et Albertus et Conradus filii eius...[465].  This assumes that “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  However, this assumption is not inevitable, as shown by the charter dated 21 Jul 1277 under which “Lodewicus...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Wilbadessen, in the presence of “frater noster comes Otto et avunculus noster comes Ludolfus de Dasle...[466], in which “avunculus” appears to indicate a nephew or cousin relationship, depending on which of the named individuals the term refers.  m (before 15 May 1231) LUDOLF [IV] Graf von Dassel, son of ADOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife Clementia von Schwarzburg (-before 1238).] 

11.      BENEDIKTA .  1235/1283.  m GOTTSCHALK von Plesse .  1200/1253. 

12.      SOPHIE .  1250/1272.  m (1227) HERMANN [I] Graf von Woldenberg, son of --- (-[14 Mar 1243/Jul 1244]).  Gerhard Archbishop of Bremen confirmed the donation of "duos mansos in Wenderod" made to Kloster Ilsenburg by "Hermannus et Heinricus fratres comites de Waldenberg" by charter dated 23 Feb 1234[467]

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von HOYA

 

 

The origin of Heinrich [I] Graf von Hoya has not been traced.  It is possible that he was related to the Oldenburg and Spiegelberg families: all three families were involved in donations of property “in Dufleborch” to Kloster Mariensee, assuming some shared ownership of the land by inheritance (the charter dated 1235 quoted below, and the undated charter under which “Ot. comes in Oldenburgh...et meus Johannes cognatus” donated “bona Dufleborgh” to Kloster Mariensee, at the request of “consanguinei B. de Spegelberge[468]). 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] von Hoya (-25 Nov 1235, bur Bücken)Graf von Hoya.  “Heinricus comes in Hoya et filiius meus eiusdem nominis” sold “bona...in Dufleborch” to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 1235[469]m (after 27 Dec 1215) RICHZA von Wölpe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] Graf von Wölpe & his first wife Sophie von Dassel (-before 7 Jun 1227, bur Bücken).  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[470].  The family origin of the wife of Heinrich [I] Graf von Hoya is suggested by the charter dated 10 Aug 1242 under which “Hermannus dictus Hodo” sold property “in parrochia Ghiltene...in manus comitis Conradi de Welpa...” to Kloster Mariensee, witnessed by “...prefatus comes de Welpa...comes Heinricus de Hoia, dominus Widikinnus frater eiusdem comitis, Hermannus de Brunighusen, Guintherus de Hoia et filius eius Rotgerus...[471].  It is confirmed by the charter dated 18 Mar 1255 under which [her son] “Wedekindus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed the foundation of Kloster Mariensee by “avus noster bone memorie B. comes de Welpa[472].  Heinrich [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] von Hoya (-[25/27] Jan [1290]).  “Heinricus comes in Hoya et filiius meus eiusdem nominis” sold “bona...in Dufleborch” to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 1235[473]Graf von Hoya.  “Hermannus dictus Hodo” sold property “in parrochia Ghiltene...in manus comitis Conradi de Welpa...” to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 10 Aug 1242, witnessed by “...prefatus comes de Welpa...comes Heinricus de Hoia, dominus Widikinnus frater eiusdem comitis, Hermannus de Brunighusen, Guintherus de Hoia et filius eius Rotgerus...[474].  "Henricus comes de Hoya et Jutta uxor mea" renounced rights "in bonis de Barme" which "Ludovicus comes de Rauensberg" had sold to "domino duci Limburgensi" by charter dated 1244[475].  “Frater noster Henricus de Hoya et Conradus de Welpa comites...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Mar 1254 under which Widekind Bishop of Minden granted property to Kloster Schinna[476].  “H[einricus] comes de Hoya” confirmed that “consobrinus noster H[einricus] advocatus de monte et sui fratres” renounced rights in property donated by “pater eorum Widekindus advocatus gener noster” in favour of Kloster Lahde by charter dated to [1267][477].  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[478].  “Frethericus comes de Retberg”, having been captured following “conflictu Zulpeke” by Gerhard Bishop of Münster, decreed that the latter should not be punished, naming “consanguineis meis Bernardo et Hermanno fratribus dominis de Lippia meisque affinibus Ottone de Ravensberg et Hinrico de Hoya comitibus, dominis Ludolfo de Stenvorde et Hinrico advocato de Monte”, by charter dated 27 Jan 1268 (O.S.)[479]m firstly ---.  The chronology of the family of Heinrich’s wife Jutta von Ravensberg indicates that she could not have been the mother of his daughters Ermengard [Elisabeth] and Richza.  m secondly JUTTA von Ravensberg, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Gertrud zur Lippe (-12 May 1282).  "Henricus comes de Hoya et Jutta uxor mea" renounced rights "in bonis de Barme" which "Ludovicus comes de Rauensberg" had sold to "domino duci Limburgensi" by charter dated 1244[480].  Heinrich [II] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          ERMENGARD [Elisabeth] von Hoya (-after 1278).  Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “H. junior comes de Aldeburg.” and “natam...comitis in Hoya dictum Henr”, despite “quarta consanguinitatis linea”, dated 11 May 1249[481].  The precise family relationship between the couple has not been ascertained.  "Henricus comes de Aldenborch, Elizabeth comitissa" founded Vlotho monastery by charter dated 16 Mar 1258[482]m (Papal dispensation Lyon 11 May 1249) HEINRICH [V] von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg, son of HEINRICH [III] von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Ermentrud von Stotel (-1278 or after). 

ii)         RICHZA von Hoya (-before 1270).  The Historia Monasterii Rastedensis names "comes Cristianus de Oldenburg" as son of "Iohannis comitis et Rixedis comitissa de Hoya"[483].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1274 under which [her sons] “Cristianus et Otto fratres comites in Oldenburg” confirmed an agreement made by “noster avus...comes de Hoya et filius suus Johannes noster avunculus” with “noster dapifer dominus Martinus Fleckescilt[484]m JOHANN [I] Graf von Oldenburg, son of CHRISTIAN [III] Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Agnes von Isenberg (-1262 or after). 

Heinrich [II] & his second wife had children: 

iii)        JOHANN von Hoya (-18 Jan 1279).  “Cristianus et Otto fratres comites in Oldenburg” confirmed an agreement made by “noster avus...comes de Hoya et filius suus Johannes noster avunculus” with “noster dapifer dominus Martinus Fleckescilt” by charter dated 1274[485].  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[486]

iv)       HEINRICH von Hoya (-30 Aug 1302).  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[487].  “Gerhardus...comes de Hoya...cum fratribus nostris Heinrico Mindensis ecclesie maioris canonico et Ottone” donated property to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 1284[488]

v)        GERHARD [I] von Hoya (-18 Oct 1312).  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[489]Graf von Hoya.  “Gerhardus...comes de Hoya...cum fratribus nostris Heinrico Mindensis ecclesie maioris canonico et Ottone” donated property to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 1284[490].  “Adolfus...comes Holtsacie et de Scowenborch” agreed an alliance with Ludolf Bishop of Minden, excluding his obligations towards “avunculum nostrum Ottonem ducem de Luneburg, Gerhardum comitem de Hoya consanguineum nostrum, Johannem comitem de Wunstorp socerum nostrum et gerhardum virum nobilem advocatum de Monte”, by charter dated 28 Sep 1296[491].  The precise family relationship between Graf Gerhard and Adolf Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg has not been ascertained.  m as her first husband, LUITGARD von Mecklenburg, daughter of JOHANN III Fürst von Mecklenburg in Wismar & his wife Helene von Rügen ([1289/90]-drowned 1352, bur Wismar Franciscan Church).  She married secondly Adolf VII Graf von Holstein-Schauenburg in Segeberg.  She married thirdly (after 22 Nov 1318) Günther [III] Graf von Lindau-Ruppin

vi)       OTTO [I] von Hoya (-[23 Apr/2 Aug] 1324).  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[492].  “Gerhardus...comes de Hoya...cum fratribus nostris Heinrico Mindensis ecclesie maioris canonico et Ottone” donated property to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 1284[493]Graf von Hoya

-         see below

b)         WIDEKIND von Hoya (-20 Sep 1261).  “Hermannus dictus Hodo” sold property “in parrochia Ghiltene...in manus comitis Conradi de Welpa...” to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 10 Aug 1242, witnessed by “...comes Heinricus de Hoia, dominus Widikinnus frater eiusdem comitis...[494].  Bishop of Minden 1253.  “Frater noster Henricus de Hoya et Conradus de Welpa comites...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Mar 1254 under which Widekind Bishop of Minden granted property to Kloster Schinna[495]

c)         OTTO von Hoya .  “C...comes de Welipa” confirmed the sale of property “in parrochia Ghiltene” to Kloster Mariensee made by “dominus Hermannus dictus Hodo” by charter dated 10 Aug 1242, witnessed by “comes Heinricus de Hoya et duo fratres sui Widekindus et Otto...[496]

d)         JUDITH von Hoya (-after 1264).  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[497]m LUDOLF [III] Graf von Hallermund, son of LUDOLF [II] Graf von Hallermund & his wife Kunigunde von Pyrmont (-1264 or after). 

e)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1267] under which [her brother] “H[einricus] comes de Hoya” confirmed that [her son] “consobrinus noster H[einricus] advocatus de monte et sui fratres” renounced rights in property donated by “pater eorum Widekindus advocatus gener noster” in favour of Kloster Lahde[498]m WIDEKIND Vogt von Berge, son of --- (-before [1267]). 

 

 

OTTO [I] von Hoya, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Hoya & his second wife Jutta von Ravensberg (-[23 Apr/2 Aug] 1324).  “Heinricus comes de Hoya” sold property to Minden Martinstift, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici canonici Mindensis, Gerhardi canonici Verdensis, Ottonis scolaris et Johannis laici”, by charter dated 18 Dec 1276[499].  “Gerhardus...comes de Hoya...cum fratribus nostris Heinrico Mindensis ecclesie maioris canonico et Ottone” donated property to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 1284[500]Graf von Hoya

m (Papal dispensation 4o Avignon 25 Jan 1323) ERMENGARD von Holstein, daughter of HEINRICH I Graf von Holstein-Rendsburg & his wife Heilwig von Bronckhorst (-27 Dec after 1329). 

Otto [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         GERHARD [II] von Hoya (-1383 before 13 Oct).  "Gerhardus et Iohannes fratres…comites in Hoya" acknowledged receipt of money from "Bernardo comiti de Ravensberghe avunculo nostro" by charter dated 6 Jun 1341[501]Graf von Hoya [Niedergrafschaft].  m firstly (before 1338) GISELA von Oldenburg, of JOHANN [II] Graf von Oldenburg & his second wife Hedwig von Diepholz (-[3 May/25 Aug] 1343).  m secondly (before 1349, Papal dispensation 4o Avignon 6 Mar 1350) JUTTA von Oldenburg, daughter of CHRISTAIN [VI] Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst & his wife Elisabeth von Mecklenburg (-bur Hoya St Martin).  Gerhard [II] & his second wife had children: 

-        GRAFEN von HOYA [Niedergrafschaft][502]

2.         JOHANN von Hoya (-27 Dec 1277).  "Gerhardus et Iohannes fratres…comites in Hoya" acknowledged receipt of money from "Bernardo comiti de Ravensberghe avunculo nostro" by charter dated 6 Jun 1341[503]Graf von Hoya in Nienburg [Obergrafschaft].  m (1338) HELENE von Sachsen-Lauenburg, daughter of ERICH I Herzog von Sachsen in Ratzeburg und Lauenburg & his wife Elisabeth von Pommern (-after 1259).  Johann & his wife had children: 

-        GRAFEN von HOYA [Obergrafschaft][504]

3.         HEILWIG von Hoya (-after 1374)m CHRISTIAN [VIII] Graf von Oldenburg in Delmenhorst, son of JOHANN [III] Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst & his wife Kunigunde von Wölpe (-1367 or after). 

 

 

 

E.      HERREN zur LIPPE

 

 

The Herrschaft of Lippe was located about midway between Hannover to the north-east and Münster to the west, centred around the towns of Bielefeld and Detmold, in the north-east of the present-day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         BERNHARD [I] zur Lippe .  A charter dated 5 Mar 1123 confirms that "Bernhardi de Lippe" donated property "in villa Overide…in parrochia Lovene in comitatu Friderici comitis ad Thuneresberhc" to "ecclesia Herisiensi"[505].  "Widikindus de Sualenberg, Bernhardus de Lippia et frater eius Herimannus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Apr 1129 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed the privileges of the church of St Peter & St Paul[506].  “Hermannus comes de Calvelage, Bernardus et Hermannus fratres de Lippia...” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Werner Bishop of Münster confirmed donations to Kloster Clarholt[507].  "Luidulf frater episcopi, Heremannus et frater eius Bernhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Oct 1138 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to the church of Paderborn[508].  1158. 

2.         HERMANN [I] zur Lippe .  "Widikindus de Sualenberg, Bernhardus de Lippia et frater eius Herimannus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Apr 1129 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed the privileges of the church of St Peter & St Paul[509].  “Hermannus comes de Calvelage, Bernardus et Hermannus fratres de Lippia...” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Werner Bishop of Münster confirmed donations to Kloster Clarholt[510].  "Luidulf frater episcopi, Heremannus et frater eius Bernhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Oct 1138 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to the church of Paderborn[511].  1160m ---.  The name of Hermann's wife is not known.  Hermann [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         H--- zur Lippe (-Rome 1167).  comes de Lipia[512]

b)         BERNHARD [II] zur Lippe (-Mesothen 30 Apr 1224, bur Dünamünde).  Graf zur Lippe.  "…comes Bernhardus de Lippe…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Aug 1181 under which "Henricus…dux Bawarie et Saxonie…et filius meus Henricus" donated property to Kloster Northeim[513].  He was co-founder of Marienfeld in 1185.  He founded Lippstadt after 1185[514].  Vogt von Freckenhorst 1193.  "…Bernardus de Lippia et Herimannus filius eius…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1194 which records the donation by "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres"[515].  He resigned in [1196/97] and became a monk at Marienfeld.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Bernardus de Lippa in Westfalia" when recording that he became "abbas de Dunamunde…postmodum ordinatur Selonensis"[516].  Abbot of Dünamünde 1211.  Bishop of Semgallen 1219.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 29 Apr of “Beatus Bernardus de Lippia episcopus Selonensis[517]m HEILWIG von Ahr, daughter of ULRICH Graf von Ahr & his wife ---.  The Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium refers to the mother of "Otto secundus maior Traiectensis prepositus, frater Hermanni de Lippia" as "sororis episcopi Theoderici"[518].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[519].  Bernhard [II] & his wife had twelve children: 

i)          HERMANN [II] zur Lippe (1170-killed in battle 25 Dec 1229).  "…Bernardus de Lippia et Herimannus filius eius…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1194 which records the donation by "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres"[520].  Vogt von Liesborn.  Vogt von Herzebrock. 

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ii)         GERHARD zur Lippe (-Bremervörde 27 Jul 1258, bur Bremen Cathedral).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Bernardus de Lippa in Westfalia" had three sons who were bishops "archiepiscopum Gerardum Bremensem et episcopum Ottonem Uttraiectensem et episcopus Bernardum Padeburnensem"[521].  Canon at Paderborn cathedral 1203/1217, provost 1219.  Archbishop of Bremen 1219. 

iii)        HEILWIG .  1243/44.  m GOTTFRIED Graf von Ziegenhain, son of ---.  1189/1205. 

iv)        OTTO (-murdered near Coevorden 28 Jul 1227, bur Utrecht St Martin).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Bernardus de Lippa in Westfalia" had three sons who were bishops "archiepiscopum Gerardum Bremensem et episcopum Ottonem Uttraiectensem et episcopus Bernardum Padeburnensem"[522].   Canon at Utrecht cathedral 1204, provost 1205/1215.  Bishop of Utrecht 1215.  The Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium names "Otto secundus maior Traiectensis prepositus, frater Hermanni de Lippia" when recording his election as Bishop of Utrecht in 1215[523].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Otto van der Lyppe", brother of "Hermen van der Lyppe", was installed in 1214 as thirty-fourth bishop of Utrecht[524].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Otto secundus natus de Lippe maior prepositus" was elected bishop of Utrecht and appointed "Hermanno fratri suo" to govern his properties[525].  Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records that "Otto de Lippa episcopus Trajectensis XXXIV" was killed "V Kal Aug" in 1225[526]

v)         DIETRICH (-murdered near Coevorden 28 Jul or 4 Aug 1227).  Provost at Deventer 1217/1227.  Provost at Oldenzaal 1224

vi)        GERTRUD .  Abbess of Herford 1217-1234. 

vii)       ADELHEID .  1222/1244.  Abbess of Elten 1241.  m HEINRICH "der Schwarze" Graf von Arnsberg [Kuyc] (-before 1222).  1173/1217. 

viii)      BERNHARD (-14 Apr 1247, bur Paderborn Cathedral).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Bernardus de Lippa in Westfalia" had three sons who were bishops "archiepiscopum Gerardum Bremensem et episcopum Ottonem Uttraiectensem et episcopus Bernardum Padeburnensem"[527].   Provost at Emmerich 1217/1228.  Archdeacon at Utrecht 1218.  Canon at Paderborn cathedral 1223.  Bishop of Paderborn 1228. 

ix)        KUNIGUNDE .  Abbess of Frekkenhorst 1219. 

x)         BEATRIX (-[before 23 Jun 1244]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Dec 1224 under which [her husband] “Hethenricus...dictus comes de Lutterberch...uxori nostre Beatrici” and “abbatem Hermannum et ecclesiam Corbeiensem” settled disputes concerning “castri Bramborch”, naming “domino Hermanno de Lippia sororio nostro” as fiduciary[528]m (before 21 Jan 1222) HEIDENREICH [I] Graf von Lauterberg, son of --- (-[1 Oct 1228/9 Sep 1230]). 

xi)        HETHELENT .  Abbess of Bassum 1244. 

xii)       ELISABETH .  Abbess of Herford 1224. 

c)         [GUTA (-24 Jan ----)m LUDOLF [II] Graf von Wöltingerode-Woldenburg (-after 6 Jun 1101).] 

 

 

HERMANN [II] zur Lippe, son of BERNHARD [II] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Heilwig von Ahr (1170-killed in battle 25 Dec 1229).  "…Bernardus de Lippia et Herimannus filius eius…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1194 which records the donation by "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres"[529].  "Ludolphus de Steinvorde, Adolphus de Dassele, Herimannus de Lippia, Heinricus de Arnesberg…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Cappenberg church[530].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[531].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Otto secundus natus de Lippe maior prepositus" was elected bishop of Utrecht and appointed "Hermanno fratri suo" to govern his properties[532].  Vogt von Liesborn.  Vogt von Herzebrock.  He was killed in battle against the Stedinger[533]

m (1196) ODA von Tecklenburg, daughter of SIMON Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Oda von Altena (-before 1242).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Jul 1257 under which her son "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "…nobilis vir auunculus noster comes Otto de Teckenenburg…"[534]

Hermann [II] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         BERNHARD [III] zur Lippe (-[Dec 1264/Jan 1265]).  “Bernhardus et Simon et Otto fratres in Lippia” freed “unum de filiis Bertradis” by charter dated 7 Jun [1230?], witnessed by “dominum Bertoldum de Brakele...[535].  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "fratres nostri, dominus episcopus Otto Monasteriensis et dominus episcopus Simon Patherbornensis et nobilis vir auunculus noster comes Otto de Teckenenburg nec non filii nostri dominus Gerhardus prepositus Bremensis et dominus Bernardus nobilis de Lippia junior", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[536].  “Bernhardus de Lippia” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie nec non filiorum nostrorum Hermanni, Egberti et Tiderici”, by charter dated 28 Aug 1261[537].  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[538]m (before 4 May 1240) SOPHIE von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg & his first wife --- (-after 3 Jun 1285).  “Bernhardus de Lippia” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie nec non filiorum nostrorum Hermanni, Egberti et Tiderici”, by charter dated 28 Aug 1261[539].  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[540].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Sep 1263 under which “Godefridus comes de Arnesberg” agreed an alliance with Engelbert Archbishop of Köln, except respecting his obligations towards “domino Simone Paderbornensis ecclesie episcopo, domino Engelberto comite de Marcha consanguineo meo, genero meo domino Bernhardo seniore de Lippia et Bernardo nato ipsius dominis...genero meo domino Henrico comite de Waltegge et viro nobili Ottone de Ravensberg[541].  "Sophia nobilis domina mater…virorum nobilium de Lypa" donated her property "in terminis Saxonie" to "dominis Ottoni de Ravensberge et Alberto de Regenstene et generis nostris" by charter dated 1 Feb 1275[542].  Bernhard [III] & his wife had [ten] children: 

a)         BERNHARD [IV] zur Lippe (-[3 May/28 Jun] 1275).  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "…filii nostri dominus Gerhardus prepositus Bremensis et dominus Bernardus nobilis de Lippia junior", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[543]Herr zur Lippe

-        see below.   

b)         GERHARD (-Lübeck [1 Jun 1260/26 Nov 1262]).  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "…filii nostri dominus Gerhardus prepositus Bremensis et dominus Bernardus nobilis de Lippia junior", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[544].  Provost of Bremen cathedral 1252/1260.  He was elected Archbishop of Bremen in 1258.  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[545]

c)         HERMANN [III] (-[3 Oct 1274/3 May 1275]).  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[546].  Canon at Lübeck cathedral 1256/1263.  Provost at Busdorf 1262/1265.  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments in 1265[547].  Herr zur Lippe.  “Bernhardus nobilis et dominus de Lippia cum consensu nostre uxoris Agnetis et filii nostri Symonis” donated property to Kloster Marienfeld, for the souls of “...fratris nostri Hermanni”, by charter dated 3 May 1275[548]

d)         EKBERT (-[4 Apr/26 Nov] 1262).  “Bernhardus de Lippia” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie nec non filiorum nostrorum Hermanni, Egberti et Tiderici”, by charter dated 28 Aug 1261[549].  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[550].  “B. nobilis iunior de Lippe” confirmed donations made to Lippstadt Marienkloster by “pater noster et mater nostra” for “Ecberti pie memorie fratris nostri” by charter dated 3 Dec 1262[551]

e)         DIETRICH (-after 14 Aug 1271).  “Bernhardus de Lippia” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie nec non filiorum nostrorum Hermanni, Egberti et Tiderici”, by charter dated 28 Aug 1261[552].  “Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia et domina Sophia uxor eiusdem” donated property to Kloster Lippstadt, for “natis nostris pia recordatione defunctis...Gherardi aliud Ecberti natorum nostrorum bone memorie”, with the consent of “ordinantes Hermanno et Th natis nostris”, by charter dated 26 Nov 1262[553].  Provost at Busdorf 1266/1271.  Canon at Paderborn cathedral 1269.  Provost at Minden cathedral 1269/1270.  

f)          HEDWIG (-5 Mar 1315, bur Bielefeld Neustädter Kirche).  "Otto comes in Ravensberg…Hatewigis comitissa…cum…pueris Hermanno et Lodevico heredibus nostris" transferred "advocaciam in Borchorst" to "domini Steinvordenses", by charter dated 1270[554].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Feb 1275 under which her mother "Sophia nobilis domina mater…virorum nobilium de Lypa" donated her property "in terminis Saxonie" to "dominis Ottoni de Ravensberge et Alberto de Regenstene et generis nostris"[555].  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[556].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[557].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 5 Mar of “Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensberge[558]m (before 29 Sep 1258) OTTO [III] Graf von Ravensberg, son of LUDWIG Graf von Ravensberg & his second wife Adelheid von Dassel (1246-25 Mar [1305/06]). 

g)         AGNES .  1266/1307.  m HOYER [I] Graf von Sternberg .  1252/1299. 

h)         ELISABETH (-[6 May 1315/21 Oct 1316]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  “Ludolfus Baldewinus et Otto fratres domini de Stenvorde...cum Johannes frater noster” donated “patronatus ecclesie in Stenvorde” to the Knights of St. John at Steinfurt by charter dated 1 Jun 1270, witnessed by “Elizabeth matre nostra, sorore nostra de Wickerode, et Jutta et Elizabeth uxoribus nostris...L. et B.[559].  “Baldewinus vir nobilis dominus de Stenvordia et Elysabeth uxor nostra” and “domina Jutta fratris nostri domini Ludolphi bone memorie relicta” renounced the Vogteischaft over property of Kloster Cappenberg, with the consent of “heredibus nostris...Ludolpho et Lysa”, and Balduin committed to obtain the consent of “Ottone...fratre nostro canonico Monasteriensi”, by charter dated 20 Nov 1277[560].  “Boldewinus nobilis in Stenvordia” donated property to Kloster Marienborn, with the consent of “fratris nostri Ottonis prepositi veteris ecclesie sancti Pauli in Monasterio, uxoris nostre domine Elizabet, filii nostri Ludolfi, filiorum et filiarum nostrarum”, by charter dated 1280[561].  “Baldewinus dominus de Stenvordia, Elisabeth uxor eius, Ludolphus filius noster, Lisa Elisabeth et Ludgardis filie nostre” sold “medietatem...castri in Bredervort” to the bishop of Münster by charter dated 1 Apr 1284[562].  “Baldewinus vir nobilis de Stenuorde et Elizabeth uxor ipsius cum filio et filiabus eorundem...Ludolfo, Lysa, Elizabeth et Lutgarde” bought the Vogteischaft over properties of Kloster Langenhorst by charter dated 21 Apr 1285[563].  “Boldewinus nobilis de Stenvordia” donated property to Stift Langenhorst, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Elysabeth, Ludolfi et Bolduini filiorum nostrorum...et Ode uxoris Ludolfi filii nostri...ac Ludolfi filii eorundem”, by charter dated 9 Nov 1297[564].  “Ludolphus filius nobilis viri domini Baldwini de Stenvorde” mortgaged the Vogteischaft over certain properties to Stift Mauritz, with the consent of “patris nostri...Elizabet matris, Baldewini fratris, Ode uxoris, Ludolfi filii”, by charter dated 9 Dec 1297[565].  “Baldewinus nobilis vir dominus de Steynvorde” confirmed a sale of property to “Ludolfi filii nostri...miles” made with the consent of “uxoris sue Ode et filii sui Ludolfi”, at the request of “uxoris nostre Elizabeth”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1299[566]m BALDUIN [II] Herr von Steinfurt, son of LUDOLF [IV] von Steinfurt & his wife Elisabeth von Bentheim (-after 20 Aug 1299). 

i)          SOPHIE (-before 9 Jan 1290).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Feb 1275 under which her mother "Sophia nobilis domina mater…virorum nobilium de Lypa" donated her property "in terminis Saxonie" to "dominis Ottoni de Ravensberge et Alberto de Regenstene et generis nostris"[567]m (before 1 Feb 1275) ALBRECHT [I] Graf von Regenstein (-[4 Mar 1284/14 Apr 1286]). 

j)          [daughter m GEBHARD [VI] von Querfurt (-before 20 Nov 1297).] 

2.         HEILWIG (-[24 Feb 1246/18 May 1250]).  The Annales Stadenses names "Heilwiga filia filii Bernardi domini de Lippia" as wife of "comes Adolfus"[568].  "Adolfus…Holtsatie Stormarie et Wagrie comes" founded Kloster Preetz, for the souls of "coniugis Heilwigis patris…nostri comitis Adolfi ac matris nostre Adelheidis", by charter dated 29 Sep 1226[569].  "Adolfus…comes Holtsatie" donated property to St Johanniskloster, Lübeck, with the consent of "Johanne filio nostro…[et] Heilewigis uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum Gerardi et Ludolfi…etiam domini Alberti ducis Saxonie", by charter dated [21 Jul] 1238[570]m (before 29 Sep 1226) ADOLF [IV] Graf von Holstein und Schaumburg, son of ADOLF [III] Graf von Holstein und Stormarn & his second wife Adelheid von Querfurt (-Kiel 8 Jul 1261, bur Kiel Franciscan Church). 

3.         OTTO (-20/21 Jun 1259, bur Münster Cathedral).  “Bernhardus et Simon et Otto fratres in Lippia” freed “unum de filiis Bertradis” by charter dated 7 Jun [1230?], witnessed by “dominum Bertoldum de Brakele...[571].  Provost at Wildeshausen 1231/1243.  Provost at Bremen cathedral 1241.  Elected Bishop of Münster 1247, installed 1248.  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "fratres nostri, dominus episcopus Otto Monasteriensis et dominus episcopus Simon Patherbornensis…", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[572]

4.         GERTRUD (-30 Sep before 1244).  "G…Bremensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted usufruct in property of the church of Bremen to "Luthewici comitis de Ravenesberghe…Gertrudi uxori sue" by charter dated 17 Apr 1236[573].  Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated 9 Jan 1244 under which her paternal uncle "Bernardus…Paderburnensis episcopus" granted "advocatiam ecclesie Schildecensis" to "socero nostro comiti Ludewico de Ravensberg"[574], although the term "socer" is used in an extended sense in this document.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 30 Sep of “Gertrudis comitissa de Ravensberg[575]m (before 17 Apr 1236) as his first wife, LUDWIG Graf von Ravensberg, son of HERMANN Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Jutta von Thüringen (-18 Jan 1249). 

5.         ODA zur Lippe (-17 Sep 1262, bur Marienfeld).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 17 Sep of “Oda comitissa de Retberge[576]m (before 1237) KONRAD [I] Graf von Rietberg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Rietberg [Arnsberg-Cuyk] & his wife --- (-after 25 Mar 1264). 

6.         SIMON (-Lippstadt [6/9] Jun 1277, bur Paderborn Cathedral).  “Bernhardus et Simon et Otto fratres in Lippia” freed “unum de filiis Bertradis” by charter dated 7 Jun [1230?], witnessed by “dominum Bertoldum de Brakele...[577].  Provost at Busdorf 1239/1245.  Provost at Paderborn cathedral 1245.  The Annales Stadenses record that "Symon frater domini Bernardi de Lippia" was elected Bishop of Paderborn in 1247[578], installed 1252.  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "fratres nostri, dominus episcopus Otto Monasteriensis et dominus episcopus Simon Patherbornensis…", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[579].  Administrator of the archbishopric of Bremen 1257.  Administrator of Corvey 1260. 

7.         ETHELIND (-after 1273).  “Otto...Monasteriensis, Symon...Paderbornensis episcopi” and “Adolphus comes de Waldeke, Henricus et Widikindus nati eiusdem comitis” settled disputes, and agreed the marriage of “dictum A. comitem de Waldeke” and “Ethellendym sororem nostram”, by charter dated 14 Feb 1254[580]m (contract 14 Feb 1254) as his second wife, ADOLF [I] Graf von Waldeck, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Heseke [von Dassel] (-3 Oct 1270). 

 

 

BERNHARD [IV] zur Lippe, son of BERNHARD [III] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Sophie von Arnsberg (-[3 May/28 Jun] 1275).  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "…filii nostri dominus Gerhardus prepositus Bremensis et dominus Bernardus nobilis de Lippia junior", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[581].  “Bernhardus de Lippia” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Sophie nec non filiorum nostrorum Hermanni, Egberti et Tiderici”, by charter dated 28 Aug 1261[582]Herr zur Lippe.  “Bernhardus nobilis et dominus de Lippia cum consensu nostre uxoris Agnetis et filii nostri Symonis” donated property to Kloster Marienfeld, for the souls of “...fratris nostri Hermanni”, by charter dated 3 May 1275, sealed by “domini Symonis patrui nostri Paderbornensis epicopi et domini Conradi cognati nostri Osnaburgensis episcopi...et...generi nostri comitis de Ravenesberg[583].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 3 May of “Bernardus nobilis de Lippia[584]

m (1260) as her first husband, AGNES von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH [IV] Graf von Kleve & his second wife Hedwig von Meissen (-before 1 Aug 1285).  “Bernhardus nobilis et dominus de Lippia cum consensu nostre uxoris Agnetis et filii nostri Symonis” donated property to Kloster Marienfeld, for the souls of “...fratris nostri Hermanni”, by charter dated 3 May 1275[585].  She married secondly Rudolf von Diepholz (-before 1304). 

Bernhard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

1.         SIMON [I] zur Lippe (-[5 May/10 Aug] or [22 Sep] 1344).  “Bernhardus nobilis et dominus de Lippia cum consensu nostre uxoris Agnetis et filii nostri Symonis” donated property to Kloster Marienfeld, for the souls of “...fratris nostri Hermanni”, by charter dated 3 May 1275[586]Herr zur Lippe.  “Symon de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Aleydis, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 3 Aug 1287[587].  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[588].  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[589].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[590].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[591].  [The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 22 Sep of “Simon nobilis dominus de Lippia[592].]  m ADELHEID von Waldeck, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Waldeck & his wife Mechtild von Arnsberg (-[17 Aug 1339/5 Aug 1342]).  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[593].  “Symon de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Aleydis, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 3 Aug 1287[594].  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[595].  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[596].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[597].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[598].  Simon [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         BERNHARD zur Lippe .  “Symon de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Aleydis, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 3 Aug 1287[599].  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[600].  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[601].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[602].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[603]

b)         HERMANN zur Lippe .  “Symon de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Aleydis, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 3 Aug 1287[604].  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[605].  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[606].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[607].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[608]

c)         HEINRICH zur Lippe .  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[609].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[610].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[611]

d)         DIETRICH zur Lippe .  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[612].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[613]

e)         SIMON zur Lippe .  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[614].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[615]

f)          ELISABETH zur Lippe .  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[616]

g)         AGNES zur Lippe .  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[617]

h)         OTTO zur Lippe (-[12 Nov] 1360).  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 12 Nov of “Otto nobilis de Lippia[618]

-        HERREN zur LIPPE[619]

2.         ELISABETH zur Lippe .  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[620]

 

 

 

F.      HERREN von LOHE

 

 

Lohe is located about 10 kilometres south-west of Minden, 2 kilometres north-west of Vlotho. 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH von Lohe (-after 1229).  “Heinricus dictus de Lo” relinquished rights over “decimam de villa Hiddekestorpe” in favour of Kloster Barsinghausen, requesting that “uxoris mee domine Berthe de Groue” be remembered, by charter dated 1229[621]m BERTHA von Grove, daughter of ---.  “Heinricus dictus de Lo” relinquished rights over “decimam de villa Hiddekestorpe” in favour of Kloster Barsinghausen, requesting that “uxoris mee domine Berthe de Groue” be remembered, by charter dated 1229[622]

 

 

Four brothers: 

1.         DIETRICH von Lohe (-after 29 Apr 1265).  “Dominus Theodericus de Lo et frater eius Bernhardus...” witnessed the charter dated 1231 under which “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri[623].  “Geuehardus et Conradus comites de Welpa” confirmed that “dominus Tidericus de Lo...de consensu...fratrum suorum et sororis eiusdem...cognatus noster” had sold property to Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1233[624].  “...Thidericus et Bernardus fratres de Lo nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated 26 Jun 1243 under which Johann Bishop of Minden donated property to Kloster Wennigsen[625].  “Conradus comes de Wunstorpe, Thidericus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo...” witnessed the charter dated 9 Sep 1244 under which Johann Bishop of Minden donated property to Kloster Obernkirchen[626].  [“Bernhardus et Thidericus de Lon fratres nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated 21 Mar 1258 under which Widekind Bishop of Minden sold property to Kloster Mariensee[627].  The reversal of the name order in this document suggests that the witnesses were not the same persons as those named in the other charters quoted in this section.  However, the charter dated 25 May 1263 repeats the name order in the other documents.]  “Cono...Mindensis ecclesie electus” donated property to Minden Cathedral by charter dated 25 May 1263, witnessed by “Theodericus, Bernhardus fratres nobiles dicti de Lo...[628].  “Thidericus, Ludolfus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen by charter dated 29 Apr 1265[629]

2.         LUDOLF (-after 21 Nov 1272).  “Thidericus, Ludolfus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen by charter dated 29 Apr 1265[630]. Canon at Verden.  “Nobiles viri Bern[hardus] et Otto de Lo milites” confirmed a donation of property, including property of “fratris nostri domini Ludolfi canonici Verdensis”, to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 21 Nov 1272[631]

3.         BERNHARD von Lohe (-after 23 Mar 1282).  “Dominus Theodericus de Lo et frater eius Bernhardus...” witnessed the charter dated 1231 under which “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri[632].  “...Thidericus et Bernardus fratres de Lo nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated 26 Jun 1243 under which Johann Bishop of Minden donated property to Kloster Wennigsen[633].  “Conradus comes de Wunstorpe, Thidericus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo...” witnessed the charter dated 9 Sep 1244 under which Johann Bishop of Minden donated property to Kloster Obernkirchen[634].  [“Bernhardus et Thidericus de Lon fratres nobiles...” witnessed the charter dated 21 Mar 1258 under which Widekind Bishop of Minden sold property to Kloster Mariensee[635].  The reversal of the name order in this document suggests that the witnesses were not the same persons as those named in the other charters quoted in this section.  However, the charter dated 25 May 1263 repeats the name order in the other documents.]  “Cono...Mindensis ecclesie electus” donated property to Minden Cathedral by charter dated 25 May 1263, witnessed by “Theodericus, Bernhardus fratres nobiles dicti de Lo...[636].  “Thidericus, Ludolfus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen by charter dated 29 Apr 1265[637]. “Nobiles viri Bern[hardus] et Otto de Lo milites” confirmed a donation of property, including property of “fratris nostri domini Ludolfi canonici Verdensis”, to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 21 Nov 1272[638].  “Bernardus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “Ottonis fratris nostri”,  by charter dated 23 Mar 1282[639]

4.         OTTO von Lohe (-after 17 Aug 1288).  “Conradus comes de Wunstorpe, Thidericus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo...” witnessed the charter dated 9 Sep 1244 under which Johann Bishop of Minden donated property to Kloster Obernkirchen[640].  “Ludolfus comes de Limbere, Otto nobilis de Lo...” witnessed the charter dated 14 Feb 1250 under which Johann Bishop of Minden granted property to Kloster Marienwerder[641].  “Thidericus, Ludolfus, Bernardus et Otto fratres nobiles de Lo” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen by charter dated 29 Apr 1265[642]. “Nobiles viri Bern[hardus] et Otto de Lo milites” confirmed a donation of property, including property of “fratris nostri domini Ludolfi canonici Verdensis”, to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 21 Nov 1272[643].  “Bernardus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “Ottonis fratris nostri”,  by charter dated 23 Mar 1282[644].  “Otto miles nec non Ludolfus filius noster nobiles dicti de Lo” confirmed a donation to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 17 Aug 1288[645]m ---.  The name of Otto’s wife is not known.  Otto & his wife had one child: 

a)         LUDOLF von Lohe (-after 18 Jul 1302).  “Otto miles nec non Ludolfus filius noster nobiles dicti de Lo” confirmed a donation to Kloster Marienwerder by charter dated 17 Aug 1288[646].  “Ludolfus filius nobilis viri Ottonis de Lo...cum filio meo Ottone et filiabus meis Agnete, Mechtildi et Sophia” renounced rights in property donated to Kloster Lahde by “pater meus...et patruus meus dominus Bern[hardus] de Lo”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 31 Oct 1290[647].  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[648].  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[649]m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-after 18 Jul 1302).  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[650].  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[651].  Ludolf & his wife had eleven children: 

i)          OTTO von Lohe .  “Ludolfus filius nobilis viri Ottonis de Lo...cum filio meo Ottone et filiabus meis Agnete, Mechtildi et Sophia” renounced rights in property donated to Kloster Lahde by “pater meus...et patruus meus dominus Bern[hardus] de Lo”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 31 Oct 1290[652].  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[653].  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[654]

ii)         AGNES von Lohe .  “Ludolfus filius nobilis viri Ottonis de Lo...cum filio meo Ottone et filiabus meis Agnete, Mechtildi et Sophia” renounced rights in property donated to Kloster Lahde by “pater meus...et patruus meus dominus Bern[hardus] de Lo”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 31 Oct 1290[655].  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[656]

iii)        MECHTILD von Lohe .  “Ludolfus filius nobilis viri Ottonis de Lo...cum filio meo Ottone et filiabus meis Agnete, Mechtildi et Sophia” renounced rights in property donated to Kloster Lahde by “pater meus...et patruus meus dominus Bern[hardus] de Lo”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 31 Oct 1290[657].  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[658]

iv)       SOPHIA von Lohe .  “Ludolfus filius nobilis viri Ottonis de Lo...cum filio meo Ottone et filiabus meis Agnete, Mechtildi et Sophia” renounced rights in property donated to Kloster Lahde by “pater meus...et patruus meus dominus Bern[hardus] de Lo”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 31 Oct 1290[659].  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[660]

v)        JOHANN von Lohe .  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[661].  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[662]

vi)       ENGELRADIS von Lohe .  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[663]

vii)      ELISABETH von Lohe .  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[664]

viii)     BEATRIX von Lohe .  “Ludolfus...nobilis dictus de Lo” donated property to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Mechthildis insuper filiorum nostrorum Ottonis et Johannis necnon filiarum nostrarum Sophie, Agnetis, Mechthildis, Engelradis, Elizabeth et Beatricis”, by charter dated 23 Oct 1295[665]

ix)       LUDOLF von Lohe .  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[666]

x)        DIETRICH von Lohe .  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[667]

xi)       ARNOLD von Lohe .  “Ludolfus nobilis de Lo” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mechtildis, Ottonis, Ludolfi, Johannis, Th. et Arnoldi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1302[668]

 

 

 

G.      GRAFEN von PYRMONT

 

 

Pyrmont was located south of Hameln, about midway between Hannover to the north-east and Paderborn to the south-west in the present day German state of Niedersachsen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

WIDEKIND [II] von Schwalenberg, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter] (-[1188/89] or after).  "…Volquinus advocatus, Widekinus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation[669].  A charter dated 1154 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "advocati Widikindi…Volcquinus Sualenbergensis supradicti Widikindi filius", witnessed by "…Advocatus Volcquinus et frater eius Widikindus…"[670].  He harried the monastery of Corvey from his castle at Desenberg, near Warburg, and in 1156 murdered Dietrich Stadtgraf of Höxter for which he was brought to trial by Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony in May 1157.  His fiefs were confiscated and he was banished to the left bank of the Rhine, but he was at the ducal court again in the early 1160s[671].  A charter dated 13 Apr 1158 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "fratre meo Liutolfo…Folguuino advocato…matre sua Liutrude et fratre suo Widekindo"[672].  In 1166, he joined the alliance of Saxon princes against Duke Heinrich, but was forced to surrender the castle of Desenberg in 1169 and imprisoned[673].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Simonem comitem de Tekeneburg, Hermannum comitem de Ravenesberg, Heinricum comitem de Arnesberg, Widikindum comitem de Svalenberg" among leaders of a rebellion organised in Westfalia[674], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  Graf von Pyrmont 1184.  “Widekindus de Svalinberg et filius eius Widekindus” witnessed the charter dated 5 Mar 1185 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Adheleydis comitissa de Scowenburg[675].  Vogt von Paderborn 1188. 

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

Graf Widekind [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         WIDEKIND [IV] (-before 1203).  “Widekindus de Svalinberg et filius eius Widekindus” witnessed the charter dated 5 Mar 1185 under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Adheleydis comitissa de Scowenburg[676].  He founded Kloster Barsingha usen.  m ---.  The name of Widekind's wife is not known.  Widekind [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERNHARD .  1240/1256. 

2.         GOTTSCHALK [I] (-1247 or after).  “Godescalcus de Perremunt” confirmed the property of Kloster Loccum donated by “pater noster Widekinnus…senior de Swalenberg”, by charter dated Dec 1221[677]Graf von Pyrmont.  “Godescalcus comes de Perremunt...et nostra contectalis Cunegundis comitissa” entered “filium nostrum Wedekindum” in Kloster Marienmünster, in the presence of “filiis nostris Godescalco et Hermanno”, by charter dated 1222[678].  “Godescalcus…et Hermannus…fratres et comites de Peremunt” renounced rights over Kloster Loccum by charter dated to [1240][679].  “Godescalcus…comes de Peremunt…cum filio nostro Godescalco” renounced rights over Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1241[680]m KUNIGUNDE von Roden, daughter of KONRAD [I] Graf von Roden & his wife --- Kunigunde --- (-after 1239).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  “Godescalcus comes de Perremunt...et nostra contectalis Cunegundis comitissa” entered “filium nostrum Wedekindum” in Kloster Marienmünster, in the presence of “filiis nostris Godescalco et Hermanno”, by charter dated 1222[681].  Gottschalk [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GOTTSCHALK [II] von Pyrmont (-[21 Jan 1259/2 Jun 1262]).  “Godescalcus comes de Perremunt...et nostra contectalis Cunegundis comitissa” entered “filium nostrum Wedekindum” in Kloster Marienmünster, in the presence of “filiis nostris Godescalco et Hermanno”, by charter dated 1222[682].  “Godescalcus filius Godescalci viri nobilis de Pyrmunt” donated property to Kloster Brenkhausen, where “duas filias Alheiden et Cunegundem” had entered as nuns, with the consent of “Hermanni de Pyrmunt fratris sui”, by charter dated 1246[683].  “Godescalcus...dictus juvenis comes Perrimont” confirmed the donation made to Kloster Marienmünster by “pater et mater nostra cum consensu fratris nostri...comitis Hermanni”, to enlarge “prebendam fratris nostri Widekindi” since deceased, with the consent of “uxoris nostre domine Beatrice et filii nostri Godescalci”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1251[684].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[685].  “Godescalcus...comes in Perremont” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum...Godescalci, Hermanni et Hildeboldi”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1259[686]m BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 20 Jun 1262).  “Godescalcus...dictus juvenis comes Perrimont” confirmed the donation made to Kloster Marienmünster by “pater et mater nostra cum consensu fratris nostri...comitis Hermanni”, to enlarge “prebendam fratris nostri Widekindi” since deceased, with the consent of “uxoris nostre domine Beatrice et filii nostri Godescalci”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1251[687].  Beatrix was related to Hermann Abbot of Corvey as shown by the following document: “Hermannus...Corbeyensis abbas” confirmed that “nobilis comes Godescalcus de Pirmunt” had donated property to Kloster Marienmünster “filium suum Wydekindum offerens” with the consent of “filiis suis H. et Go. nostro socero...nostre cognate uxoris domini G...et filii sui Godescalci nostri cognati”, by charter dated 1252[688].  “Godescalcus...comes in Perremont” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum...Godescalci, Hermanni et Hildeboldi”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1259[689].  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “...domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[690].  Gottschalk [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          GOTTSCHALK [III] von Pyrmont .  “Godescalcus...dictus juvenis comes Perrimont” confirmed the donation made to Kloster Marienmünster by “pater et mater nostra cum consensu fratris nostri...comitis Hermanni”, to enlarge “prebendam fratris nostri Widekindi” since deceased, with the consent of “uxoris nostre domine Beatrice et filii nostri Godescalci”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1251[691].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[692].  “Godescalcus...comes in Perremont” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum...Godescalci, Hermanni et Hildeboldi”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1259[693].  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “...domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[694]

ii)         HERMANN von Pyrmont .  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[695].  “Godescalcus...comes in Perremont” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum...Godescalci, Hermanni et Hildeboldi”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1259[696].  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “...domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[697]

-         GRAFEN von PYRMONT[698].  “Hermannus, Conradus, Hildeboldus...comites de Pernemunt” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen by charter dated 11 Oct 1293[699]

iii)        HILDEBOLD von Pyrmont .  “Godescalcus...comes in Perremont” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum...Godescalci, Hermanni et Hildeboldi”, by charter dated 21 Jan 1259[700].  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “...domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[701]

b)         HERMANN von Pyrmont .  “Godescalcus comes de Perremunt...et nostra contectalis Cunegundis comitissa” entered “filium nostrum Wedekindum” in Kloster Marienmünster, in the presence of “filiis nostris Godescalco et Hermanno”, by charter dated 1222[702].  “Godescalcus filius Godescalci viri nobilis de Pyrmunt” donated property to Kloster Brenkhausen, where “duas filias Alheiden et Cunegundem” had entered as nuns, with the consent of “Hermanni de Pyrmunt fratris sui”, by charter dated 1246[703].  “Hermannus comes de Peremunt” sold property, including property of “soror nostra bone memorie Conegundis cometissa de Halremunt”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “fratris nostri Godescalci et cognatorum nostrorum Bernardi et Fritherici de Colrebeke”, by charter dated 1256[704].  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre comitisse Hatewigis filiis nostris Hermanno et Conrado...necnon domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[705]m HEDWIG, daughter of ---.  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre comitisse Hatewigis filiis nostris Hermanno et Conrado...necnon domine Beatrice relicte fratris nostri Godescalci comitis cum ceteris filiis ipsius Hermanno et Hildeboldo”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[706].  Hermann & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERMANN von Pyrmont .  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre comitisse Hatewigis filiis nostris Hermanno et Conrado...”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[707]

ii)         KONRAD von Pyrmont .  “Hermannus comes de Pyrremunt et Godescalcus fratruelis ipsius” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, with the consent of “uxoris nostre comitisse Hatewigis filiis nostris Hermanno et Conrado...”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1262[708]

c)         WIDEKIND von Pyrmont (-before 1 Aug 1251).  “Godescalcus...dictus juvenis comes Perrimont” confirmed the donation made to Kloster Marienmünster by “pater et mater nostra cum consensu fratris nostri...comitis Hermanni”, to enlarge “prebendam fratris nostri Widekindi” since deceased, with the consent of “uxoris nostre domine Beatrice et filii nostri Godescalci”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1251[709]

d)         KUNIGUNDE von Pyrmont (-before 2 Jul 1255).  “Comes de Chalremunt” donated “mansum in Anedopen” to the hospital in Soest, for the souls of “sue et uxoris sue” and for “parentum suorum Villebrandi, Ludolfi, Guntheri”, confirmed by “filius heres comitis de Halremunt militis”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1228[710].  “Ludolfus...comes de Halremunth” sold property, including property donated by “Conegundis uxor nostra bone memorie”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “filii nostri Ludolfi et uxoris sue Jutthe...et...comitis Godeschalci de Perremunth generis nostri et Godeschalci et Hermanni filiorum suorum”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1255[711]m LUDOLF [II] Graf von Hallermund, son of GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his second wife Adelheid von Hallermund-Loccum (-15 Nov 1255). 

3.         FRIEDRICH (-after 1231).  Graf von Pyrmont 1219.  Von Kollenbeck 1231.  m ---.  The name of Friedrich's wife is not known.  Graf Friedrich & his wife had three children: 

a)         BERNHARD von Kollenbeck (-1268 or after).  “Hermannus comes de Peremunt” sold property, including property of “soror nostra bone memorie Conegundis cometissa de Halremunt”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “fratris nostri Godescalci et cognatorum nostrorum Bernardi et Fritherici de Colrebeke”, by charter dated 1256[712]

b)         WIDEKIND von Kollenbeck .  1239. 

c)         FRIEDRICH von Kollenbeck (-1268 or after).  “Hermannus comes de Peremunt” sold property, including property of “soror nostra bone memorie Conegundis cometissa de Halremunt”, to Kloster Barsinghausen, with the consent of “fratris nostri Godescalci et cognatorum nostrorum Bernardi et Fritherici de Colrebeke”, by charter dated 1256[713]

4.         [HEINRICH [I] .  Graf von Pyrmont 1226.] 

5.         HERMANN (-after [1240]).  Graf von Pyrmont.  “Godescalcus…et Hermannus…fratres et comites de Peremunt” renounced rights over Kloster Loccum by charter dated to [1240][714]

 

 

 

H.      GRAFEN von RAVENSBERG

 

 

The county of Ravensberg was centred on Bielefeld, in the present day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. 

 

 

OTTO [I] von Calvelage, son of HERMANN von Calvelage & his [second] wife --- (-1170).  The Annales Stadenses names "Ottonem et Heinricum comites de Ravenesberch" as sons of "Hermanni de Calvela" & his wife[715]Graf von Ravensberg.  "Comes Otto et Heinricus frater eius de Ravenesberge…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1162 under which Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony confirmed a sale of property by Kloster Bursfeld[716].  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[717]

m ODA, daughter of ---.  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[718]

Graf Otto [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HERMANN von Ravensberg ([1140/60][719]-1221).  Reinald Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation made by "Otto comes de Ravensberg et Uda comitissa cum filio suo Hermanno et comes Henricus frater Ottonis", with the consent of "sorore ipsorum Hadwige comitissa de Dale cum filio suo Henrico", by charter dated 1166[720]Graf von Ravensberg.  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Simonem comitem de Tekeneburg, Hermannum comitem de Ravenesberg, Heinricum comitem de Arnesberg, Widikindum comitem de Svalenberg" among leaders of a rebellion organised in Westfalia[721], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  m firstly JUTTA von Thüringen, daughter of LUDWIG II "der Eiserne" Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Jutta [Claricia] von Staufen ([1155/72][722]-2 Apr ----).  1200.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "Iutham comitissam de Rabinsberc" as the daughter of Landgraf Ludwig II & his wife[723]m secondly ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 25 Jan of “Hermannus de Ravensberge et Adelheidis uxor eius[724].  Graf Hermann & his first wife had three children:

a)         OTTO [II] von Ravensberg (-1 Apr 1244).  The Annales Stadenses name "Hermannum comitem de Ravenesberg et filium eius Ottonem" when recording that "Simon comes de Tecklenburg" was killed fighting them in 1202[725]Graf von Ravensberg.  He founded Hersenbrück in 1231[726].  “Otto...comes de Ravensberg” confirmed “potestatem in flumine...Emese” to Kloster Flasheim by charter dated 1240, witnessed by “Ludewicus comes frater noster...Sophia cometissa uxor nostra...[727].  "Otto…comes, Sophia comitissa de Ravensberg" donated property to Bersenbrück monastery charter dated 1242[728]m SOPHIE von Oldenburg, daughter of BURCHARD von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Kunigunde von Stotel (-1261 or after, bur Bersenbrück).  “Otto...comes de Ravensberg” confirmed “potestatem in flumine...Emese” to Kloster Flasheim by charter dated 1240, witnessed by “Ludewicus comes frater noster...Sophia cometissa uxor nostra...[729].  "Otto…comes, Sophia comitissa de Ravensberg" donated property to Bersenbrück monastery charter dated 1242[730].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 5 Jan 1246 under which her father-in-law "Otto…comes, Mechtildis comitissa de Tekeneborg" donated property to Bersenbrück convent, for the souls of "comitis Ottonis de Ravensberge amicissimi nostri, Sophia comitissa relicta ipsius et filia eius Jutta uxor Henrici filii nostri"[731].  "Sophia…Jutta ipsius filia comitissa de Vechta" donated property to Beresenbrück convent, on the burial of "comitis Ottonis", by charter dated 12 May 1248[732].  A memorial inscription in Bersenbrück church records the burial of "noster fundator comes Otto…Hermanno nato…comitissa Sophia"[733].  Heiress of Vechta: a charter dated 6 May 1283 records that Kloster Bersenbrück sold property donated by “nobilis domina Sophia quondam comitissa in Vechta relicta Ottonis quondam comitis de Ravensberg et Jutta filia eorundem de consensu mariti sui Hinrici filii Ottonis quondam comitis de Tekeneburg” to Kloster Leveren[734].  Graf Otto [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERMANN von Ravensberg (-[before 1242], bur Bersenbrück).  A memorial inscription in Bersenbrück church records the burial of "noster fundator comes Otto…Hermanno nato…comitissa Sophia"[735].  It is assumed that he died before 1242, the date of his father´s donation to Bersenbrück in which he is not named (see above). 

ii)         JUTTA von Ravensberg (-after 1302).  The marriage contract between “Otto...comes de Tekeneburch et M[echtyldis] uxor sua...filius noster Hinricus” and “filiam comitis O. de Ravensberghe Juttam” is dated 1238, naming “dominus Ludolfus de Stenvorde vir nobilis et Jo. de Ahus vir nobilis” as fiduciaries[736].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 5 Jan 1246 under which her father-in-law "Otto…comes, Mechtildis comitissa de Tekeneborg" donated property to Bersenbrugge convent, for the souls of "comitis Ottonis de Ravensberge amicissimi nostri, Sophia comitissa relicta ipsius et filia eius Jutta uxor Henrici filii nostri"[737].  Heiress of Vlotho and Vechta.  "Sophia…Jutta ipsius filia comitissa de Vechta" donated property to Beresenbrugge convent, on the burial of "comitis Ottonis", by charter dated 12 May 1248[738].  "Iutta…domina de Mundoya" confirmed donations to Bersenbrugge made by "pater noster Otto comes in Ravensberge et…mater nostra Sophia comitissa" by charter dated 1251[739].  "Walramus nobilis vir de Monzoie et mater sua nobilis mulier Elisabeth et uxor sua Jutta comitissa" donated revenue to Kloster Reichstein by charter dated 10 May 1252[740].  She and her second husband sold the Herrschaft Vechta and the Grafschaft Sögel to the bishop of Münster in 1252[741].  "Walleramus dominus de Mongoye et…Jutta uxor eius" accepted revenue from "ecclesie beate Marie in Aquis" by charter dated 1264[742]m firstly (contract 1238 [1244]) HEINRICH Graf von Tecklenburg, son of OTTO Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Mechtild von Holstein (-[1247/48]).  After his death, the Herrschaft Vlotho [an der Weser] passed to his father[743]m secondly ([1250/51]) WALERAN [VI] Seigneur de Montjoie, son of WALERAN [V] Seigneur de Montjoie [Limburg] & his wife Elisabeth de Bar Dame de Poilvache (-[5 Feb] 1266). 

b)         HERMANN von Ravensberg (-1249).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   A canon at Münster. 

c)         LUDWIG von Ravensberg (-1249).  "Lodewicus…comes de Ravensberg" confirmed the donation to Bersenbrück monastery made by "frater meus comes Otto et…uxor eius comitissa Sophia" by charter dated 1231[744]Graf von Ravensberg

-        see below

 

 

LUDWIG von Ravensberg, son of HERMANN Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Jutta von Thüringen (-18 Jan 1249).  "Lodewicus…comes de Ravensberg" confirmed the donation to Bersenbrück monastery made by "frater meus comes Otto et…uxor eius comitissa Sophia" by charter dated 1231[745]Graf von Ravensberg.  "G…Bremensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted usufruct in property of the church of Bremen to "Luthewici comitis de Ravenesberghe…Gertrudi uxori sue" by charter dated 17 Apr 1236[746].  “Otto...comes de Ravensberg” confirmed “potestatem in flumine...Emese” to Kloster Flasheim by charter dated 1240, witnessed by “Ludewicus comes frater noster...Sophia cometissa uxor nostra...[747].  A charter dated 4 Jun 1246 records the peace agreed between “comitem Ottonem de Tekeneburch et Heinricum filium suum” and “comitem Ludhewicum de Ravensberch[748].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[749]

m firstly (before 17 Apr 1236) GERTRUD zur Lippe, daughter of HERMANN [II] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Oda von Tecklenburg (-30 Sep before 1244).  "G…Bremensis ecclesie archiepiscopus" granted usufruct in property of the church of Bremen to "Luthewici comitis de Ravenesberghe…Gertrudi uxori sue" by charter dated 17 Apr 1236[750].  Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated 9 Jan 1244 under which her paternal uncle "Bernardus…Paderburnensis episcopus" granted "advocatiam ecclesie Schildecensis" to "socero nostro comiti Ludewico de Ravensberg"[751], although the term "socer" is used in an extended sense in this document.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 30 Sep of “Gertrudis comitissa de Ravensberg[752]

m secondly (before 6 May 1244) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Dassel, widow of JENS Jakobsen, daughter of ADOLF Graf von Dassel & his wife Adelheid von Schwarzburg (-[25 Feb 1262/30 Oct 1263]).  Her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated 13 Apr 1265 under which Erik V King of Denmark confirmed the inheritance by "viris nobilis domicellis Ottoni et Ludowico comitibus de Ravensburgh" from "fratrum eorum dominum Iohannem filium Iohannis bone memorie"[753], the latter being the uterine half-brother of the former.  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[754].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[755].  "Alheydis…cometissa de Rauensberg relicta Ludouici quondam comitis eiusdem loci…filii nostri" donated property "in Rotthorpe ac Medestorpe villis" to the monastery of Marienthal near Helmstadt by charter dated 24 Feb 1262, witnessed by "…frater Bertoldus de Dasle fratres predicatores…Hermannus de Dasle canonici Hildensemenses…"[756]

Graf Ludwig & his first wife had [three] children:

1.         [HEDWIG (-after 1244).  "Godefridus comes de Arnesburg nomine filii mei Henrici et uxoris sue Hadewigis" renounced rights "in bonis de Barme" which "dominus Ludovicus comes de Rauensberg" had sold to "domino Henrico duci Limburgensi comiti de Monte" by charter dated 1244[757].  This charter suggests a connection between Heinrich and the Ravensberg family.  The chronology suggests that Heinrich’s wife could have been the daughter of Ludwig Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Gertrud zur Lippe, although if that is correct she would have been young for marriage at the time.  m (before 1244) HEINRICH von Arnsberg, son of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg & his [first wife ---] (-after 17 May 1273).] 

2.         GERTRUD von Ravensberg (-after 1266).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   “Ludolfus vir nobilis dictus de Stenvorde, Gertrudis uxor ipsius et Ludolfus filius et heres eorundem” confirmed donating property “in Thesle” to Kloster Levern by charter dated 1266[758]m LUDOLF [VII] von Steinfurt [gt von Iburg], son of --- (-after 1280). 

3.         JUTTA von Ravensberg (-12 May 1282).  "Henricus comes de Hoya et Jutta uxor mea" renounced rights "in bonis de Barme" which "Ludovicus comes de Rauensberg" had sold to "domino duci Limburgensi" by charter dated 1244[759]m as his second wife, HEINRICH [II] Graf von Hoya, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Hoya & his wife Richza von Wölpe (-[25/27] Jan [1290]). 

Graf Ludwig & his second wife had two children:

4.         OTTO [III] von Ravensberg (1246-25 Mar [1305/06])Graf von Ravensberg.  "Otto…comes in Ravensberg" donated property in accordance with the last wishes of "pater noster Ludowicus comes bone memorie" by charter dated 1259, witnessed by "cognatus noster comes Adolfus de Waldeke"[760].  "Otto comes in Ravensberg" confirmed the donation of property "in Rotthorpe ac Medestorpe villis" to the monastery of Marienthal near Helmstadt made by "mater nostra pie memorie Alheidis", with the consent of "fratris nostri Ludewici", by charter dated 30 Oct 1263[761].  Erik V King of Denmark confirmed the inheritance by "viris nobilis domicellis Ottoni et Ludowico comitibus de Ravensburgh" from "fratrum eorum dominum Iohannem filium Iohannis bone memorie" [their uterine half-brother] by charter dated 13 Apr 1265[762].  "Ericus…Danorum Slavorumque rex" confirmed an agreement between "Nicholaus et Iacobus fratres filii comitis Nicholai de Hallandia…suos nepotes" and "Ottonem comitem de Ravensbergh" about the inheritance of "dominum Iohannem parvum pie memorie fratrem suum" by charter dated 28 Jul 1267[763].  "Otto comes in Ravensberg…Hatewigis comitissa…cum…pueris Hermanno et Lodevico heredibus nostris" transferred "advocaciam in Borchorst" to "domini Steinvordenses", by charter dated 1270, the dating clause of which mentions "viro nobile Ludolpho de Steinvorde morante in Yburg"[764].  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[765].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[766].  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[767].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 25 Mar of “Otto comes de Ravensberge senior[768]m HEDWIG zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD [IV] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Sophie von Arnsberg (-5 Mar 1315).  "Otto comes in Ravensberg…Hatewigis comitissa…cum…pueris Hermanno et Lodevico heredibus nostris" transferred "advocaciam in Borchorst" to "domini Steinvordenses", by charter dated 1270[769].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Feb 1275 under which her mother "Sophia nobilis domina mater…virorum nobilium de Lypa" donated her property "in terminis Saxonie" to "dominis Ottoni de Ravensberge et Alberto de Regenstene et generis nostris"[770].  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[771].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[772].  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[773].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 5 Mar of “Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensberge[774].  Graf Otto [III] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         HERMANN von Ravensberg (-after 19 Oct 1297).  "Otto comes in Ravensberg…Hatewigis comitissa…cum…pueris Hermanno et Lodevico heredibus nostris" transferred "advocaciam in Borchorst" to "domini Steinvordenses", by charter dated 1270[775].  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[776].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[777].  Provost at Tongern 1284.  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[778].  Canon at St Lambert, Liège 1288.  Canon at Osnabrück 1296. 

b)         OTTO [IV] von Ravensberg (-25 Feb 1328).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[779].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[780].  Canon at Osnabrück 1292.  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[781].  Canon at Münster 1301, resigned 1305.  He succeeded in [1305/06] as Graf von Ravensberg.  "Rudolphus nobilis in Depholte" promised military help to "Ottone comite in Ravensbergh nostro consanguineo" by charter dated Jun 1313[782].  "Otto comes et Bernhardus prepositus in Schildesche fratres nobiles de Ravensberg" confirmed the liberties of Kloster Vlotho by charter dated 1316[783].  "Hermannus comes de Lon et Hermannus filius eius" sold "dominium nostrum in Holte" to "Ottoni comiti de Ravensbergh" by charter dated 14 Apr 1315[784].  "Otto comes in Ravensberge et Margardta comitissa" granted "domum…in Hallelo in parochia Holte" to "Thiderico…Vincken", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Hadewigis et Margarete", by charter dated 14 May 1322[785]m MARGARETA von Berg, daughter of HEINRICH von Berg-Windeck [Limburg] & his wife Agnes von der Mark (-after 1360).  "Otto comes in Ravensberge et Margardta comitissa" granted "domum…in Hallelo in parochia Holte" to "Thiderico…Vincken", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Hadewigis et Margarete", by charter dated 14 May 1322[786].  "Margareta relicta quondam…Ottonis comitis in Rauensberge" donated a mill by charter dated 25 Aug 1328[787].  "Bernhardus de Ravensberghe prepositus et advocatus bonorum ecclesie Schildeschensis" sold property to "ecclesie nostre Schildeschensis", with the consent of "domine Margarete relicte quondam domini Ottonis comitis fratris nostri, nec non domine Hadewigis ducisse de Luneborg et Margarete domicille suarum filiarum", by charter dated 29 Jul 1330[788].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 7 Apr 1332 under which "Margareta wanne greuinne de Rauensberge" acknowledged the terms of her widowhood from "Bernharde dem greuen to Rauensberge", naming "greuen van dem Berge heren Adolue erem broder"[789].  Heiress of Berg 1348.  Graf Otto [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEDWIG von Ravensberg (-5 Dec 1336, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).  "Otto comes in Ravensberge et Margardta comitissa" granted "domum…in Hallelo in parochia Holte" to "Thiderico…Vincken", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Hadewigis et Margarete", by charter dated 14 May 1322[790].  "Bernhardus de Ravensberghe prepositus et advocatus bonorum ecclesie Schildeschensis" sold property to "ecclesie nostre Schildeschensis", with the consent of "domine Margarete relicte quondam domini Ottonis comitis fratris nostri, nec non domine Hadewigis ducisse de Luneborg et Margarete domicille suarum filiarum", by charter dated 29 Jul 1330[791]m as his first wife, WILHELM Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of OTTO II "der Strenge" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Lüneburg & his second wife Mechtild von Bayern (-23 Nov 1369, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis). 

ii)         MARGARETA von Ravensberg (-13 Feb 1389).  "Otto comes in Ravensberge et Margardta comitissa" granted "domum…in Hallelo in parochia Holte" to "Thiderico…Vincken", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Hadewigis et Margarete", by charter dated 14 May 1322[792].  "Bernhardus de Ravensberghe prepositus et advocatus bonorum ecclesie Schildeschensis" sold property to "ecclesie nostre Schildeschensis", with the consent of "domine Margarete relicte quondam domini Ottonis comitis fratris nostri, nec non domine Hadewigis ducisse de Luneborg et Margarete domicille suarum filiarum", by charter dated 29 Jul 1330[793].  Heiress of Ravensberg and Berg.  [Emperor Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria agreed with "Wilhelmo comiti Juliacensi affini suo" that "Wilhelmo secundo genito tuo, necnon Margarete conthorali sue" should succeed "Adolfus comes Montensis" if he died childless, by charter dated 16 Aug 1336[794].  The age of Wilhelm at the time suggests that "conthorali sue" in this document should be interpreted as indicating a betrothal not marriage.  No indication has yet been found of the family origin of Wilhelm´s betrothed, but presumably she must have been closely related to Adolf Duke of Berg, otherwise there would have been no apparent need to name her in her own capacity as one of the duke´s heirs.  It is highly probable that she was Margareta von Ravensberg who, after the death of her older sister in 1336, was the next heir by primogeniture to the county of Berg after her maternal uncle Adolf [VI] Graf von Berg.  This hypothesis was first proposed by Bert M. Kamp who, in an article in 2003, traced the development of the succession plans for the counties of Berg and Ravensberg between 1328 and 1346[795].]  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1 Oct 1346 under which "Gerhard ältester Sohn des Markgrafen Wilhelm von Jülich, uund seine Frau Margareta, Tochter und Erbin des Grafen Otto von Ravensberg" made certain promises[796].  [Betrothed (before 16 Aug 1336) to WILHELM von Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Johanna of Holland (1333-13 Dec 1393).  He succeeded as Duke of Gelre in 1372.]  m (1336) GERHARD [VI] von Jülich, son of WILHELM I Duke of Jülich & his wife Jeanne de Hainaut (-18 May 1360).  Graf von Ravensberg 1345.  Graf von Berg 1348. 

c)         LUDWIG von Ravensberg (-after 1294).  "Otto comes in Ravensberg…Hatewigis comitissa…cum…pueris Hermanno et Lodevico heredibus nostris" transferred "advocaciam in Borchorst" to "domini Steinvordenses", by charter dated 1270[797].  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[798].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[799].  The order of names in this document suggests that Ludwig was his father’s second son.  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[800]

d)         BERNHARD von Ravensberg (-1346 or after).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[801].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[802].  "Otto comes et Hadewigis comitissa de Ravensbergh" confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Beilefeldt, with the consent of "Hermannus prepositus Tungrensis, Otto canonicus Osnaburgensis, Lodewicus et Bernardus fratres predictorum comitis et comitisse filii heredesque", by charter dated 14 Jul 1292[803].  Provost of Schildesche 1308/1345.  Canon at Osnabrück 1314.  Thesaurarius and custodian at Münster cathedral 1315.  "Otto comes et Bernhardus prepositus in Schildesche fratres nobiles de Ravensberg" confirmed the liberties of Kloster Vlotho by charter dated 1316[804].  Provost at Osnabrück 1317.  "Bernhardus de Ravensberghe prepositus et advocatus bonorum ecclesie Schildeschensis" sold property to "ecclesie nostre Schildeschensis", with the consent of "domine Margarete relicte quondam domini Ottonis comitis fratris nostri, nec non domine Hadewigis ducisse de Luneborg et Margarete domicille suarum filiarum", by charter dated 29 Jul 1330[805]Graf von Ravensberg 1330.  "Bernhardum comitem de Ravensberghe" donated "ecclesie castrensem in Stromberghe" to the bishop of Münster by charter dated 6 Aug 1331[806]

e)         JUTTA von Ravensberg (-before 10 Aug 1305).  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[807].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m HEINRICH [III] Graf von Honstein, son of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Honstein & his wife Mechtildis von Regenstein (-[10 Aug/13 Dec] 1305). 

f)          ODA von Ravensberg (-25 Jun 1313, bur Limburg Franciscans).  The Limburger Chronik records that "edile herre zu Limpurg…Gerlach" was "son des blinden herren zu Limpurg" and his wife "von Rabensperg uß Westfalen…frauwe Uda"[808].  "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[809].  "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[810].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 25 Jun 1313 of "Nobilis Domina Uda de Limpurg" and her burial "in Choro"[811]m as his second wife, JOHANN von Isenburg Herr von Limburg, son of GERLACH von Isenburg Herr von Limburg an der Lahn & his wife Imagina von Blieskastel (-1 Oct 1312, bur Geroldseck). 

g)         SOPHIE von Ravensberg (-1328 or after).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[812].  “Otto comes de Ravenesberg” sold “curtim...Elslere...iuxta Bekehem” to the town of Beckum, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Ludewici ecclesie sancti Johannis Osnaburgensis prepositi nec non uxoris nostre Hathewigis, heredum nostrorum Hermanni, Ludewici, Ottonis, Bernhardi, Jutte, Ode et Sophie”, by charter dated 12 Oct 1276[813].  "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was", by charter dated 3 Apr 1338[814].  "Comes Hildeboldus de Brochusen uxori sue domine Sophie" agreed her dower lands by undated charter[815]m HILDEBOLD Graf von Oldenburg, son of LUDOLF Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Hedwig von Wölpe (-after 8 Sep 1310). 

h)         ADELHEID von Ravensberg (-after 3 Apr 1338, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  "Otto comes, Hattewige comitissa in Ravensberghe" issued a charter dated 17 Nov 1275 for Rule monastery, with the consent of "heredibus nostris Hermanno…et Ottone, Lothewico et Bernardo et filiabus Sophia et Alheide"[816].  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[817].  "Otto…lantgravius terre Hassie dominus et Alheidis eius conthoralis" granted fishing rights in "aque Loyn ante oppidum nostrum Gyssin" by charter dated 5 Dec 1325[818].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 3 Apr 1338 under which her son "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was"[819]m (1297) OTTO von Hessen, son of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his wife his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig ([1272]-17 Jan 1328, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1308 as OTTO I Landgraf Herr von Oberhessen.  He succeeded in 1311 as Herr von Niederhessen on the death of his younger brother Johann. 

i)          HEDWIG von Ravensberg (-1346 or after).  The Annales Lubicenses record the marriage of "marscalco Sweciæ" and "filiam Otto comes de Ravensberche" in 1303[820].  "Ludewich lantgreue van Hessen" agreed terms of his future succession in "der herrschaft zu Rauensberg" with "Bernharde greuen zu Rauensberch", with the consent of "unse…motderen Sophien van Brochusen, unde Hedwige van Sweden, unde…die edelen vrauwen Margareten de…greuen Otten eliche wyff was", by charter dated 3 Apr 1338[821]m (1303) THURGIL Knudson Marshal of Sweden (-9 Feb 1306).  The Annales Lubicenses record that "marscalum regis" was beheaded by "Ericus et Waldemarus duces [Sweorum]" and that his daughter (unnamed) was wife of "dicto Erico duci" but divorced[822]

5.         LUDWIG von Ravensberg (-24 Nov 1308).  "Otto comes in Ravensberg" confirmed the donation of property "in Rotthorpe ac Medestorpe villis" to the monastery of Marienthal near Helmstadt made by "mater nostra pie memorie Alheidis", with the consent of "fratris nostri Ludewici", by charter dated 30 Oct 1263[823].  Erik V King of Denmark confirmed the inheritance by "viris nobilis domicellis Ottoni et Ludowico comitibus de Ravensburgh" from "fratrum eorum dominum Iohannem filium Iohannis bone memorie" [their uterine half-brother] by charter dated 13 Apr 1265[824].  Provost at Osnabrück 1267.  Provost at Schildesche 1282.  Provost at Minden 1294.  Bishop of Osnabrück 1297. 

 

 

 

I.        GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG

 

 

Schwalenberg, now the town of Schieder-Schwalenberg, lay 15 kilometres east of Detmold in the present day German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         HERMANN, son of --- (-before 1018).  Graf im Diemelland und im oberen Leinegau [1011].  m FREDERUNA, daughter of ---.  Graf Hermann & his wife had one child: 

a)         WIDEKIND (-after 3 Aug 1031).  "Comes Didericus et filius eius Gisilbertus" relinquished rights to Kloster Michelsberg near Bamberg by charter dated 19 Oct [1027], which names "isti sunt Saxones: Bernhardus comes, Sigefridus comes, Liudold comes, Widekind comes"[825].  "Widikindi" witnessed a donation of property dated "Id Sep 1024" by "Hildigunda abbatissa de Gesike" and one dated "XVIII Kal Oct [1029]" by "Brun comes cum uxore sua Ida"[826].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted property "in comitatu Widukini in pago Wetiga" to the church of Paderborn by charter dated 3 Aug 1031[827].  Graf im Wethiga und Tilithi 1031. 

 

 

Three siblings: 

1.         BERNHARD (-16 May 1160, bur Hardehausen Monastery).  Bishop of Paderborn.  "Bernhardus…Paderbornensis episcopus" confirmed that "Comes Widekindus…consanguinitate coniunctus et uxor eius Luttrudis" founded Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 1 Sep 1128[828].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation made "ex parte advocati tunc temporis Widukindi de Sualenberge…nepotem meum" by charter dated 1135[829].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed the donation of "curtem…Catshem" made to Kloster Marienmünster made by "anunculus [unknown word, unlikely to be an error for "avunculus" given the relationship "nepos" referred to in the charter dated 1135] meus Widechindus comes Swalenbergensis…quod ipse construxit" by charter dated 1140[830]

2.         LIUDOLF (-after 13 Apr 1158).  "Luidulf frater episcopi, Heremannus et frater eius Bernhardus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Oct 1138 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation to the church of Paderborn[831].  A charter dated 13 Apr 1158 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "fratre meo Liutolfo…Folguuino advocato…matre sua Liutrude et fratre suo Widekindo"[832]

3.         --- .  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         WIDEKIND [I] (-11 Jun [1137]), bur Marienmünster).  “Widikindus comes” donated property “in Werbike...Hauesbroke...Hersebroke” to Helmarshausen, at the request of “fratris sui Volcwini cujus heres fuit”, undated[833].  Graf im Merstengau 1113/1119.  Vicevogt von Corvey 1120 and 1126.  Vogt von Paderborn 1124.  Graf von Schwalenberg [16 Jul 1127/19 Aug 1136].  "Bernhardus…Paderbornensis episcopus" confirmed that "Comes Widekindus…consanguinitate coniunctus et uxor eius Luttrudis" founded Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 1 Sep 1128[834].  "Widikindus de Sualenberg…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Apr 1129 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed the privileges of the church of St Peter & St Paul[835].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation made "ex parte advocati tunc temporis Widukindi de Sualenberge…nepotem meum" by charter dated 1135[836]m LUTRUD [von Itter], daughter of [FOLKMAR von Itter] & his wife Gepa ---.  "Bernhardus…Paderbornensis episcopus" confirmed that "Comes Widekindus…consanguinitate coniunctus et uxor eius Luttrudis" founded Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 1 Sep 1128[837].  The primary source which confirms her possible parentage has not yet been identified.   A charter dated 13 Apr 1158 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "fratre meo Liutolfo…Folguuino advocato…matre sua Liutrude et fratre suo Widekindo"[838].  Graf Widekind [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          JUDITH .  The Chronographus Corbeienses records the marriage of "pater iuvenculæ Hloutwicus de Lare" and "sororem Volcwini" after the death of "viro suo Adelberto de Everstein"[839]m firstly ALBERT [I] Graf von Everstein, son of ---.  1113/22.  m secondly LUDWIG [II] Graf von Lohra, son of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Lohra & his wife --- (-before 1164). 

ii)         VOLKWIN [II] von Schwalenberg (-[1178])Graf [von Schwalenberg].  A charter dated 1154 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "advocati Widikindi…Volcquinus Sualenbergensis supradicti Widikindi filius", witnessed by "…Advocatus Volcquinus et frater eius Widikindus…"[840]

-         see below

iii)        WIDEKIND [II] von Schwalenberg (-[1188/89] or after).  A charter dated 1154 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "advocati Widikindi…Volcquinus Sualenbergensis supradicti Widikindi filius", witnessed by "…Advocatus Volcquinus et frater eius Widikindus…"[841]

-         GRAFEN von PYRMONT

iv)       LUTRUDIS .  1197.  m EVERWIN Vogt [von Rheda] 1142/1166. 

v)        GODEKINDE von Noringe .  1197. 

b)         VOLKWIN [I] .  “Widikindus comes” donated property “in Werbike...Hauesbroke...Hersebroke” to Helmarshausen, at the request of “fratris sui Volcwini cujus heres fuit”, undated[842]

 

 

VOLKWIN [II] von Schwalenberg, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Lutrud [von Itter] (-[1178])Graf [von Schwalenberg].  Vogt von Marienmünster 1128.  Vogt von Arolsen 1131/1165.  Vogt von Paderborn 1137.  Vogt von Stift Busdorf und von Gehrden 1146.  From the late 1140s, Wibald Abbot of Corvey protested over the encroachment of the Schwalenberg brothers against the monastery of Corvey.  "…Volquinus advocatus, Widekinus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation[843].  They attacked the monastery's town of Höxter in 1152[844].  Vogt von Corvey 1152.  A charter dated 1154 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "advocati Widikindi…Volcquinus Sualenbergensis supradicti Widikindi filius", witnessed by "…Advocatus Volcquinus et frater eius Widikindus…"[845].  A charter dated 13 Apr 1158 records the confirmation by Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn of a donation which names "fratre meo Liutolfo…Folguuino advocato…matre sua Liutrude et fratre suo Widekindo"[846]

m firstly (before 1144) LUITGARD von Reichenbach, daughter of POPPO [I] Graf von Reichenbach & his wife Bertha ---.  Heinrich Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster Aulesburg of Hayn in Hessen by "in Richenbach comes Boppo", with the consent of "uxoris eius Dne Berthe, filii sui Henrici, filie sue Lutgardis et illius mariti Volcwini de Sualenberg", by charter dated 1144[847].  Heinrich Abbot of Hersfeld confirmed that "Gerdrudis regina" donated property on her deathbed, naming "Boppo comes…uxoris suæ Berhdæ et filiorum suorum Heinrici et Herimanni et filiæ suæ Luicgardis", by charter dated 1146[848]

m secondly LUTRUDIS, daughter of --- (-after 1185).  A charter dated 1185 records various donations including that of "Widekindus advocatus et mater eius Lutthrudis" and "Widekindus…de Sualenberg cum fratribus suis Herimanno, Volquino et Henrico"[849].  A charter dated 1185 names "Widekindus advocatus de Rethe et mater eius Luttrudis"[850]

Graf Volkwin [II] & his second wife had five children: 

1.         WIDEKIND [III] von Schwalenberg (-after 7 Jul 1194).  Graf von Waldeck 1180.  Graf von Schwalenberg.  A charter dated 1185 records various donations including that of "Widekindus advocatus et mater eius Lutthrudis" and "Widekindus…de Sualenberg cum fratribus suis Herimanno, Volquino et Henrico"[851].  He renounced the Vogtei Paderborn in 1189.  "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres" donated property by charter dated 7 Jul 1194[852].  He died on Crusade[853].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 28 Feb of “Widekindus, Volquinus, Henricus et Hermannus fratres nobiles de Swalenberg[854]

2.         HERMANN [I] von Schwalenberg (-[1223/25]).  Graf von Waldeck 1184.  A charter dated 1185 records various donations including that of "Widekindus…de Sualenberg cum fratribus suis Herimanno, Volquino et Henrico"[855].  Vogt von Paderbor n 1189.  Vogt von Kloster Flechtdorf until 1195.  "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres" donated property by charter dated 7 Jul 1194[856].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed property of Kloster Willebadessen, including the donation of “manso in Bulehem” made by “Hermanno et Henrico fratribus de Swalenberg consanguineis episcopi et Henrico de Stenhem” by charter dated 1202[857].  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[858].  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 28 Feb of “Widekindus, Volquinus, Henricus et Hermannus fratres nobiles de Swalenberg[859]

3.         VOLKWIN von Schwalenberg (-1243 or after).  A charter dated 1185 records various donations including that of "Widekindus…de Sualenberg cum fratribus suis Herimanno, Volquino et Henrico"[860].  Vogt von Paderbor n 1189.  Canon at Paderborn cathedral 1185.  "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres" donated property by charter dated 7 Jul 1194[861].  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[862].  Provost of Bustorf 1224.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 28 Feb of “Widekindus, Volquinus, Henricus et Hermannus fratres nobiles de Swalenberg[863]

4.         HEINRICH [I] von Schwalenberg (-before 1214).  Graf von Waldeck 1184.  A charter dated 1185 records various donations including that of "Widekindus…de Sualenberg cum fratribus suis Herimanno, Volquino et Henrico"[864].  Vogt von Paderborn 1189.  "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres" donated property by charter dated 7 Jul 1194[865]Graf von Schwalenberg 1198.  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed property of Kloster Willebadessen, including the donation of “manso in Bulehem” made by “Hermanno et Henrico fratribus de Swalenberg consanguineis episcopi et Henrico de Stenhem” by charter dated 1202[866].  Vogt von Gehrden until 1209.  The necrology of Marienfeld records the death 28 Feb of “Widekindus, Volquinus, Henricus et Hermannus fratres nobiles de Swalenberg[867]m HESEKE [von Dassel, daughter of LUDOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife ---].  1220.  Graf Heinrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Schwalenberg (-before 1288).  Canon at Paderborn Cathedral 1211/1240.  Provost at Schildesche 1219/1282.  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[868].  “Adolfus...comes in Waltecke” renounced “patronatu ecclesie Medebach” in favour of Kloster Küstelberg, with the consent of “fratres nostros Heinricum canonicum Paderbornensem et Volquinum comitem in Svalenberg”, by charter dated 12 Nov 1231[869].  Provost at Paderborn Cathedral 1240, removed 1275. 

b)         VOLKWIN [III] von Schwalenberg (-before 1255)Graf von Schwalenberg.  “Volquinus...comes in Swalenberg” donated property to Kloster Marienmünster, in memory of “patris nosti Henrici comitis”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1214[870].  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[871].  “Dominus Volqwinus de Swalenberg cum consensu fratris sui Adolphi de Woldecke” confirmed donations to Kloster Gerden, which had been challenged by “dominus Amelungus...in Brackele cum fratre suo domino Heinrico...de Lippa”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1229[872].  “Adolfus...comes in Waltecke” renounced “patronatu ecclesie Medebach” in favour of Kloster Küstelberg, with the consent of “fratres nostros Heinricum canonicum Paderbornensem et Volquinum comitem in Svalenberg”, by charter dated 12 Nov 1231[873].  “Volcwinus…comes de Svalenberch” noted a donation of property by “consanguinei nostri B[ernardi]. et F[retherici]. fratres…de Colrebeke” to Kloster Loccum by charter dated to [1244][874]m (before 1239) ERMENGARD von Schwarzburg, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife --- (-22 Mar 1274).  “Widekindus...comes de Swalenberg...cum matre nostra Ermegarde...et fratribus nostris Gunthero, Adolpho et Alberto” sold “advocatiam” over property of Kloster Marienmünster back to the abbey by charter dated 9 Aug 1250[875].  Volkwin [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          HEINRICH [II] von Schwalenberg (-after 23 Jun 1277).  Graf von Sternberg.  “Henricus comes de Sternenbergh et Wedekindus comes de Swalenbergh fratres” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 26 Feb 1260[876].  “Edelherr Heinrich von Sternberg...und seine Söhne Hoyer und Heinrich” mortgaged “die Vogtei in Modehorst” to “dem Ritter Heinrich Vincke” by charter dated 21 Sep 1261[877].  “Henricus nobilis de Sterenberg...Hoyerus et Henricus filii nostri” mortgaged “advocaciam...in Modehorst” to “Henrico militi dicto Vinken” by charter dated 22 Sep 1266[878].  “Heinricus...comes de Sterneberg et Hogerus natus suus” donated property to Kloster Vlotho by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[879]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Heinrich’s wife has not been identified.  Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

(a)       HOYER von Sternberg .  “Edelherr Heinrich von Sternberg...und seine Söhne Hoyer und Heinrich” mortgaged “die Vogtei in Modehorst” to “dem Ritter Heinrich Vincke” by charter dated 21 Sep 1261[880].  “Henricus nobilis de Sterenberg...Hoyerus et Henricus filii nostri” mortgaged “advocaciam...in Modehorst” to “Henrico militi dicto Vinken” by charter dated 22 Sep 1266[881].  “Heinricus...comes de Sterneberg et Hogerus natus suus” donated property to Kloster Vlotho by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[882]

(b)       HEINRICH von Sternberg .  “Edelherr Heinrich von Sternberg...und seine Söhne Hoyer und Heinrich” mortgaged “die Vogtei in Modehorst” to “dem Ritter Heinrich Vincke” by charter dated 21 Sep 1261[883].  “Henricus nobilis de Sterenberg...Hoyerus et Henricus filii nostri” mortgaged “advocaciam...in Modehorst” to “Henrico militi dicto Vinken” by charter dated 22 Sep 1266[884]

ii)         WIDEKIND [IV] von SchwalenbergGraf von Schwalenberg.  “Widekindus...comes de Swalenberg...cum matre nostra Ermegarde...et fratribus nostris Gunthero, Adolpho et Alberto” sold “advocatiam” over property of Kloster Marienmünster back to the abbey by charter dated 9 Aug 1250[885].  “Henricus comes de Sternenbergh et Wedekindus comes de Swalenbergh fratres” sold property to Kloster Marienmünster by charter dated 26 Feb 1260[886]

iii)        GÜNTHER von Schwalenberg .  “Widekindus...comes de Swalenberg...cum matre nostra Ermegarde...et fratribus nostris Gunthero, Adolpho et Alberto” sold “advocatiam” over property of Kloster Marienmünster back to the abbey by charter dated 9 Aug 1250[887]

iv)       ADOLF von Schwalenberg .  “Widekindus...comes de Swalenberg...cum matre nostra Ermegarde...et fratribus nostris Gunthero, Adolpho et Alberto” sold “advocatiam” over property of Kloster Marienmünster back to the abbey by charter dated 9 Aug 1250[888]

v)        ALBRECHT von Schwalenberg .  “Widekindus...comes de Swalenberg...cum matre nostra Ermegarde...et fratribus nostris Gunthero, Adolpho et Alberto” sold “advocatiam” over property of Kloster Marienmünster back to the abbey by charter dated 9 Aug 1250[889]

-         GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG[890]

c)         ADOLF [I] von Schwalenberg (-3 Oct 1270).  Graf von Schwalenberg.  Graf von Waldeck.  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[891].  “Adolfus...comes in Waltecke” renounced “patronatu ecclesie Medebach” in favour of Kloster Küstelberg, with the consent of “fratres nostros Heinricum canonicum Paderbornensem et Volquinum comitem in Svalenberg”, by charter dated 12 Nov 1231[892]

-        GRAFEN von WALDECK

d)         HERMANN von Schwalenberg .  Benedictine monk [1248]. 

5.         [daughter .  She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the wife of Werner [I] Graf von Wittgenstein[893].  The primary source which confirms that the information is correct has not yet been identified.   It is possible that the information is speculative, designed to explain the introduction of the name Widekind into the family of the Grafen von Wittgenstein.  m WERNER [I] Graf von Wittgenstein, son of --- (-before 1215).] 

 

 

 

J.      GRAFEN von SPIEGELBERG

 

 

1.         ADALBERT .  Graf von Poppenburg.  “Adelbertus comes de Popponburg” donated property in “Thornunthun” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “fratris scilicet heredis sui”, undated[894]

 

 

2.         BERNHARD von Poppenburg (-before 1244).  Graf von Poppenburg.  Graf von Spiegelbergm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Bernhard’s wife has not been identified.  Bernhard & his wife had children: 

a)         MORITZ [I] von Spiegelberg (-before 1 May 1289)Graf von Spiegelberg.  “Comes Mauricius in Speghelberge” confirmed the donation to Kloster Marienwerder made by “pater noster comes Bernardus de Speghelberge” by charter dated 1244[895].  “Mauritius comes de Spegelberge” donated property to Kloster Wennigsen, with the consent of “uxor nostra et heredes nostri”, by charter dated 24 Sep 1251[896].  “Mauricius comes dictus de Speygelberch” donated “decima in Lancredhere” to Kloster Wunstorp, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum...Nicolay militis, Mauricii et Hermanni”, by charter dated 1281[897]m ([1248]) MARGARETA von Werle, daughter of NIKOLAUS [I] Herr von Werle und Güstrow [Mecklenburg] & his wife Jutta von Anhalt (-after 1285).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Mortiz [I] & his had children: 

i)          MORITZ [II] von Speigelberg (-before 29 Aug 1318).  Graf von Spiegelberg.  “Mauricius comes de Speyghelberghe junior...” witnessed the charter dated 1 May 1289 under which “Adelheydis...comitissa in Halremunt” donated “iuris...in decima in Verdessen” to Kloster Wulfinghausen, with the consent of “filio nostro Gherardo comite juniore et...filia nostra Jutta[898]

-         GRAFEN von SPIEGELBERG[899]

 

 

 

K.      GRAFEN von WALDECK

 

 

Waldeck lies about 20 kilometres due west of Cassel, in the present day German state of Hessen.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

ADOLF [I] von Schwalenberg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Schwalenberg & his wife Heseke [von Dassel] (-3 Oct 1270).  Graf von Schwalenberg.  Graf von Waldeck.  “Germani V[olquinus] et A[dolfus] comites de Svalenberg et de Valdecke” renounced rights in property of Kloster Hardehausen, with the consent of “patruorum nostrorum domini Volquini prepositi ac domini Her....et fratris nostri prepositi Heinrici de Scildesce”, the donors noting that they were both childless at the time, by charter dated 1219[900].  He founded Kloster Netze in 1228.  “Dominus Volqwinus de Swalenberg cum consensu fratris sui Adolphi de Woldecke” confirmed donations to Kloster Gerden, which had been challenged by “dominus Amelungus...in Brackele cum fratre suo domino Heinrico...de Lippa”, by charter dated 18 Nov 1229[901].  “Adolfus...comes in Waltecke” renounced “patronatu ecclesie Medebach” in favour of Kloster Küstelberg, with the consent of “fratres nostros Heinricum canonicum Paderbornensem et Volquinum comitem in Svalenberg”, by charter dated 12 Nov 1231[902].  "A-…comes in Waldeke" renounced rights in "decimam in Wiscenhusen" in favour of the archbishop of Mainz by charter dated to before 1 Jan 1236[903].  “Adolfus comes de Waldeke” donated property “in Ursprunge villa Superiori” to Kloster Bredelar, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici et Wydekyndi”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1244[904].  “Adolfus comes in Waldeke, Heinricus et Widekyndus fratres filii sui” sold property to Kloster Bredelar, including property in which “cognati nostri filii nostri fratris domini Volcquini de Sualenberg” held an interest, by charter dated 8 Oct 1251[905].  Court adviser of Wilhelm King of Germany [Count of Holland] in 1255.  "Otto…comes in Ravensberg" donated property in accordance with the last wishes of "pater noster Ludowicus comes bone memorie" by charter dated 1259, witnessed by "cognatus noster comes Adolfus de Waldeke"[906]

m firstly SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-before 1254).  1237.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Feb 1254 under which “Otto...Monasteriensis, Symon...Paderbornensis episcopi” and “Adolphus comes de Waldeke, Henricus et Widikindus nati eiusdem comitis” settled disputes, agreed the marriage of “dictum A. comitem de Waldeke” and “Ethellendym sororem nostram”, referring to property “in curte Suerte” which Adolf had received “nomine dotis cum uxore nostra defuncta...Sophia[907].  Her relationship with the Grafen von Ravensberg is suggested by the charter dated 1259 under which "Otto…comes in Ravensberg" donated property in accordance with the last wishes of "pater noster Ludowicus comes bone memorie", witnessed by "cognatus noster comes Adolfus de Waldeke"[908].  No other close family relationship has yet been identified between Adolf [I] Graf von Waldeck and Otto [III] Graf von Ravensberg. 

m secondly (contract 14 Feb 1254) ETHELIND zur Lippe, daughter of HERMANN [II] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Oda von Tecklenburg.  “Otto...Monasteriensis, Symon...Paderbornensis episcopi” and “Adolphus comes de Waldeke, Henricus et Widikindus nati eiusdem comitis” settled disputes, and agreed the marriage of “dictum A. comitem de Waldeke” and “Ethellendym sororem nostram”, by charter dated 14 Feb 1254[909]

Graf Adolf & his first wife had two children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] (-1267, bur Kloster Netze).  “Adolfus comes de Waldeke” donated property “in Ursprunge villa Superiori” to Kloster Bredelar, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici et Wydekyndi”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1244[910].  “Adolfus comes in Waldeke, Heinricus et Widekyndus fratres filii sui” sold property to Kloster Bredelar, including property in which “cognati nostri filii nostri fratris domini Volcquini de Sualenberg” held an interest, by charter dated 8 Oct 1251[911]Graf von Waldeck.  His date of death is confirmed by the charter dated 1267 under which [his brother] “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei[912]m MECHTILD von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg [Kuyc] & his second wife Adelheid von Bliescastel (-after 13 Aug 1298).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Sep 1263 under which “Godefridus comes de Arnesberg” agreed an alliance with Engelbert Archbishop of Köln, except respecting his obligations towards “domino Simone Paderbornensis ecclesie episcopo, domino Engelberto comite de Marcha consanguineo meo, genero meo domino Bernhardo seniore de Lippia et Bernardo nato ipsius dominis...genero meo domino Henrico comite de Waltegge et viro nobili Ottone de Ravensberg[913].  “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei” by charter dated 1267[914].  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[915].  “Adolfus comes iunior, Otto et Godefridus fratres eiusdem necnon et Meithildis comitissa mater eorundem in Waldecke” donated “decime ville de Laterveld” to Kloster Bredelar by charter dated 9 Jun 1273[916].  "Otto comes de Waldecke…[et] Sophia uxor nostra" renounced their claim over Blackenrode in favour of the bishop of Paderborn, in the presence of "Methildis matris nostre, nobilium virorum Adolphi comitis de Schwalenbergh ac domini Simonis de Lippia", by charter dated 13 Aug 1298[917].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ADOLF von WaldeckGraf von Waldeck.  “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei” by charter dated 1267[918].  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[919].  “Adolfus comes iunior, Otto et Godefridus fratres eiusdem necnon et Meithildis comitissa mater eorundem in Waldecke” donated “decime ville de Laterveld” to Kloster Bredelar by charter dated 9 Jun 1273[920]

b)         GOTTFRIED von Waldeck .  “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei” by charter dated 1267[921].  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[922].  “Adolfus comes iunior, Otto et Godefridus fratres eiusdem necnon et Meithildis comitissa mater eorundem in Waldecke” donated “decime ville de Laterveld” to Kloster Bredelar by charter dated 9 Jun 1273[923]

c)         OTTO von Waldeck (-11 Nov 1305).  “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei” by charter dated 1267[924].  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[925].  “Adolfus comes iunior, Otto et Godefridus fratres eiusdem necnon et Meithildis comitissa mater eorundem in Waldecke” donated “decime ville de Laterveld” to Kloster Bredelar by charter dated 9 Jun 1273[926]Graf von Waldeck.  "Otto comes de Waldecke…[et] Sophia uxor nostra" renounced their claim over Blackenrode in favour of the bishop of Paderborn, in the presence of "Methildis matris nostre, nobilium virorum Adolphi comitis de Schwalenbergh ac domini Simonis de Lippia", by charter dated 13 Aug 1298[927]m (before 24 Nov 1276) SOPHIE von Hessen, daughter of HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf Herr von Hessen & his first wife Adelheid von Braunschweig (-after 12 Aug 1331).  "Otto comes de Waldecke…[et] Sophia uxor nostra" renounced their claim over Blackenrode in favour of the bishop of Paderborn, in the presence of "Methildis matris nostre, nobilium virorum Adolphi comitis de Schwalenbergh ac domini Simonis de Lippia", by charter dated 13 Aug 1298[928]

-        GRAFEN von WALDECK[929]

d)         ADELHEID von Waldeck (-[17 Aug 1339/5 Aug 1342]).  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[930].  “Symon de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Aleydis, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 3 Aug 1287[931].  “Symon nobilis et dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “sororis nostre Lyse, Aleydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi et Hermanni filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1289[932].  “Symon nobilis vir domicellus de Lippia” renounced “decimam...in parrochia de Wetheringen” in favour of Münster, with the consent of “Alheydis uxoris nostre, Bernhardi, Hermanni et Henrici filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1289 (O.S.)[933].  “Symon vir nobilis dominus de Lippia” sold property to Kloster Marienfeld, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Alheydis ac liberorum nostrorum quos tunc habemus...Bernhardi, Hermanni, Hinrici, Theoderici et Symonis et filie nostre Lyse”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1295[934].  “Symon nobilis vir dominus de Lippea” sold property to Münster Cathedral, with the consent of “coniuge nostre Aleyde necnon Bernhardo, Hermanno, Symone, Henrico, Thyderico et Agnete liberis meis”, by charter dated 2 Jul 1295[935]m SIMON [I] Herr zur Lippe, son of BERNHARD [IV] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Agnes von Kleve (-[5 May/10 Aug] or [22 Sep] 1344). 

2.         WIDEKIND (-18 Nov 1269).  “Adolfus comes de Waldeke” donated property “in Ursprunge villa Superiori” to Kloster Bredelar, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Heinrici et Wydekyndi”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1244[936].  “Adolfus comes in Waldeke, Heinricus et Widekyndus fratres filii sui” sold property to Kloster Bredelar, including property in which “cognati nostri filii nostri fratris domini Volcquini de Sualenberg” held an interest, by charter dated 8 Oct 1251[937].  Provost at Fritzlar 1258.  Provost at Münster Cathedral 1263.  Bishop of Osnabrück 1265.  “Widekinus...Osnabrugensis ecclesie episcopus” confirmed that “domina Methildis relicta fratris mei Heinrici comitis de Waldeke felicis memorie cum filiis suis Adolfo, Gotfrido, Ottone” donated property for the soul of “predicti fratris mei” by charter dated 1267[938].  “Atholfus...comes in Waltekke” confirmed a donation to Kloster Gehrden, made with the consent of “domini Widekindi filii nostri Osnaburgensis electi...Machtildis relicte Heinrici quondam filii nostri et...heredum suorum...Adolfi, Godefridi, Ottonis et Alheithis”, by charter dated 21 Jun 1268[939]

 

 

 

L.      GRAFEN von WÖLPE

 

 

The castle of Wölpe, near the present-day town of Erichshagen-Wölpe, lay about 5 kilometres north-east of Nienburg on the right bank of the Weser river in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         BERNHARD [I] (-after 1171).  Graf von Wölpe.  “Laici: Mirabilis, Bernhardus comes de Wilepe...” witnessed the charter dated to [1153/70] under which Werner Bishop of Minden confirmed a donation made by “nobilis...Mirabilis[940]

 

2.         BERNHARD [II] (-28 Jan 1221).  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[941]m firstly SOPHIE von Dassel, daughter of [LUDOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife ---] (-after 27 Dec 1215).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 30 Oct 1213 under which “comes Adolfus de Dasle cum sorore mea comiti Bernhardo de Welepa desponsata” donated property to Kloster Mariensee, witnessed by “...filius meus Adolfus...[942].  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[943]m secondly KUNIGUNDE von Wernigerode, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Wernigerode & his wife --- von Magdeburg (-after 25 Mar 1259).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1231 under which [her son] “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri[944].  “Comitissa de Welpia” sold Burg Rosendal, held as a fief from “bone memorie nobilis viri domini Bernardi comitis de Welpia mariti nostri prius et eo defuncto de manu filii nostri”, to Konrad Bishop of Hildesheim by charter dated 1223[945].  “Conradus comes de Wilpia, mater, uxor et heredes eiusdem” mortgaged “advocatiam in palude domini Mirabilis” to Minden Moritzstift by charter dated 1245[946].  “Burchardus...comes in Welpia” confirmed donations made to Minden St. Moritz by “avia nostra Cunegundis comitissa” for the soul of “pie memorie domini Conradi patris nostri quondam comitis in Welpia” by charter dated 25 Mar 1259[947].  Bernhard [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         RICHZA (-before 7 Jun 1227, bur Bücken).  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[948].  The family origin of the wife of Heinrich [I] Graf von Hoya is suggested by the charter dated 10 Aug 1242 under which “Hermannus dictus Hodo” sold property “in parrochia Ghiltene...in manus comitis Conradi de Welpa...” to Kloster Mariensee, witnessed by “...prefatus comes de Welpa...comes Heinricus de Hoia, dominus Widikinnus frater eiusdem comitis, Hermannus de Brunighusen, Guintherus de Hoia et filius eius Rotgerus...[949].  It is confirmed by the charter dated 18 Mar 1255 under which [her son] “Wedekindus...Mindensis episcopus” confirmed the foundation of Kloster Mariensee by “avus noster bone memorie B. comes de Welpa[950]m (after 27 Dec 1215) HEINRICH [I] Graf von Hoya, son of --- (-25 Nov 1235, bur Bücken). 

b)         SOPHIE (-after 1239).  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[951]m (before 1212) SIEGFRIED Graf von Osterburg und Altenhausen, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Veltheim und Osterburg & his wife Oda von Artlenburg (-after 1242). 

c)         JUTTA (-after 1215).  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[952]m VOLRAD [II] Graf von Dannenberg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Dannenberg & his wife --- (-[29 Sep 1226/23 Jan 1234]). 

Bernhard & his second wife had one child: 

d)         KONRAD (-[23 Jul 1255/22 Sep 1257])Graf von Wölpe.  He ruled under the guardianship of his maternal uncle: “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri”, by charter dated 1231[953].  “Conradus comes de Wilpia, mater, uxor et heredes eiusdem” mortgaged “advocatiam in palude domini Mirabilis” to Minden Moritzstift by charter dated 1245[954].  “Conradus...comes de Welepe” exchanged property with “cognatum nostrum Heinricum de Hoya” by charter dated 28 Jul 1250[955].  “Godescalcus et Hermannus nobiles fratres de Peremunt” pledged “mansionem...castrensem apud Peremunt” to Konrad Archbishop of Köln, naming “dominos G. de Arnsberg, L. de Halemunt, C. de Wilipa et L. de Wunstorp comites” as fiduciaries, by charter dated 23 Jul 1255[956]m (before 1245) [--- von Limmer, daughter of HILDEBOLD [II] von Roden Graf von Limmer & his wife Hedwig von Oldenburg].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1272 under which [her son] Burchard Graf von Wölpe donated property to Minden St. Moritz, witnessed by “dominus Ludolphus comes de Wunstorpe noster avunculus...[957].    This assumes that “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  Her marriage is dated from the charter dated 1245 under which [her husband] “Conradus comes de Wilpia, mater, uxor et heredes eiusdem” mortgaged “advocatiam in palude domini Mirabilis” to Minden St. Moritz[958].  Konrad & his wife had five children: 

i)          BURCHARD (-[25 Jan 1289/15 Apr 1290)Graf von Wölpe.  “Bernhardus...canonicus in Magetheborch, Burchardus frater suus comes in Wilepia, Otto et Geuehardus fratres eorum” sold “molendinum in Nienborch” to “consanguineo nostro...comiti Henrico de Hoya” by charter dated 31 Dec 1258[959].  “Burchardus...comes in Welpia” confirmed donations made to Minden St. Moritz by “avia nostra Cunegundis comitissa” for the soul of “pie memorie domini Conradi patris nostri quondam comitis in Welpia” by charter dated 25 Mar 1259[960].  “Burchardus...comes de Welapa, Bernardus cantor Bremensis ecclesie, Otto canonicus Mindensis...fratres” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 24 Jun 1264[961].  “Burchardus comes de Welepa” settled a dispute involving Kloster Lahde about property donated by “nobili viro domino Ludolfo comite de Wunstorpe avunculo nostro”  by charter dated 7 Jan 1281[962].  "Borchardus comes de Welpa" donated property "in Munder" to Kloster Ouernkerken, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Bernardi prepositi mai. eccl. Bremensis et prepositi Ottonis mai. eccl. Mind.", by charter dated 1288[963]m firstly (before 20 Aug 1272) ELISABETH von Holstein, daughter of GEBHARD [I] Graf von Holstein in Itzehoe & his first wife Elisabeth von Mecklenburg (-[1274/84]).  "Gerhardus et Johannes comites Holsatie" confirmed property held by "Herboldus de Herboldessen", with the consent of "heredum nostrorum…Ludgardis ducisse de Luneburg, Elisabeth comitisse de Welpia, Gerhardi, Adolphi, Henrici, Alberti, filiorum nostrorum et…aliarum filiarum nostrarum Heilewigis et Mechtildis", by charter dated 17 Aug 1272[964]m secondly ERMENGARD, daughter of --- (-after 1284).  “Ermengard Grafin von Welepa” confirmed an agreement between various knights by undated charter[965].  Burchard & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       ELISABETH (-2 Feb 1336).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m HEINRICH Graf von Schwalenberg, son of --- (-1 Mar 1349). 

Burchard & his second wife had two children: 

(b)       KUNIGUNDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  They are indicated by the charter dated 26 Jan 1302 under which “Otto c. in Oldenborch” sold “comitiam Wölpe”, held by [her husband] “filius Ottonis c.” from “Ottone c. de Welpia”, to “Ottoni de B. et L. genero suo” [Otto Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg][966]m JOHANN [III] Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, son of OTTO [II] Graf von Oldenburg in Delmenhorst & his wife Oda --- (-[18 Mar/1 Jul] 1348). 

(c)       HILDEBOLD (-before 1332).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  His failure to inherit the county of Wölpe, which passed to his paternal uncle Otto after his father’s death, suggests that Hildebold was in some way incapacitated.  m BERTHA, daughter of --- (-after [1332/35]). 

ii)         BERNHARD (-[17 Sep] 1310).  “Bernhardus...canonicus in Magetheborch, Burchardus frater suus comes in Wilepia, Otto et Geuehardus fratres eorum” sold “molendinum in Nienborch” to “consanguineo nostro...comiti Henrico de Hoya” by charter dated 31 Dec 1258[967].  “Burchardus...comes de Welapa, Bernardus cantor Bremensis ecclesie, Otto canonicus Mindensis...fratres” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 24 Jun 1264[968].  Elected Bishop of Magdeburg 1279.  "Borchardus comes de Welpa" donated property "in Munder" to Kloster Ouernkerken, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Bernardi prepositi mai. eccl. Bremensis et prepositi Ottonis mai. eccl. Mind.", by charter dated 1288[969].  Elected bishop of Bremen 1307. 

iii)        OTTO (-[1307/22 Jul 1308]).  “Bernhardus...canonicus in Magetheborch, Burchardus frater suus comes in Wilepia, Otto et Geuehardus fratres eorum” sold “molendinum in Nienborch” to “consanguineo nostro...comiti Henrico de Hoya” by charter dated 31 Dec 1258[970].  “Burchardus...comes de Welapa, Bernardus cantor Bremensis ecclesie, Otto canonicus Mindensis...fratres” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 24 Jun 1264[971].  "Borchardus comes de Welpa" donated property "in Munder" to Kloster Ouernkerken, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum Bernardi prepositi mai. eccl. Bremensis et prepositi Ottonis mai. eccl. Mind.", by charter dated 1288[972].  “Otto...Mindensis ecclesie prepositus frater et heres bone memorie Burchardi comitis Welpensis” confirmed his brother’s donation (made with the consent of “nostri fratris prepositi Bremensis”) to Kloster Lahde by charter dated 15 Apr 1290[973]Graf von Wölpe.  “Otto...comes de Welpa” donated property “in Dornedhe” to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 1300[974].  He enfeoffed the Oldenburg family with the county of Wölpe [1301]: “Otto c. in Oldenborch” sold “comitiam Wölpe”, held by “filius Ottonis c.” from “Ottone c. de Welpia”, to “Ottoni de B. et L. genero suo” [Otto Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg] by charter dated 26 Jan 1302[975]m (before 1300) RICHARDIS von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO [III] Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Richardis von der Mark (-Münster after 26 Jan 1309).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  “Otto...comes de Welpa” donated property “in Dornedhe” to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre”, by charter dated 1300[976]

iv)       GEBHARD (-after 31 Dec 1258).  “Bernhardus...canonicus in Magetheborch, Burchardus frater suus comes in Wilepia, Otto et Geuehardus fratres eorum” sold “molendinum in Nienborch” to “consanguineo nostro...comiti Henrico de Hoya” by charter dated 31 Dec 1258[977]

v)        HEDWIG (-after 24 Jul 1278).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m LUDOLF Graf von Oldenburg in Alt-Bruchhausen, son of HEINRICH [III] von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Ermentrud von Stotel (-after 34 Jul 1278). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    HARZ

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BALLENSTEDT

 

 

The original power base of the Ballenstedt family was in Saxony, the town being located south of Quedlinburg and south-west of Aschersleben in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  After the extinction in the male line of the Billung Dukes of Saxony in 1106, their territories were broken up.  Otto Graf von Ballenstedt, one of the sons-in-law of the last Billung Duke, inherited extensive territories centred on Aschersleben which became their stronghold and from which the name "Askanian", often applied to the dynasty, derives[978]

 


[ADALBERT] von Ballenstedt, son of ---. 

m [HIDDA][979] der Ostmark, daughter of HODO Markgraf der Ostmark Graf im Nordthüringen & his wife ---.  From the Annalista Saxo description of "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis", it is deduced that Siegfried's sister married the father of Esiko Graf von Ballenstedt, but neither parent is named in this source[980]

[Adalbert] & his wife had one child: 

1.         ESIKO von Ballenstedt (-[1059/60]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Esiko's relationship, through his mother, with the Markgrafen der Ostmark is deduced from the Annalista Saxo which names "Sigefridus, avunculus Esici comitis de Ballenstide, filius Odonis incliti marchionis"[981].  "Heinricus…rex" donated property "quod comes Hesicho nostre consanguinitati…hereditatis Fulkmeresroth in comitatu eiusdem comitis" to the church of Naumburg by charter dated 27 Jun 1043[982].  The precise relationship between Esiko and Heinrich III King of Germany has not been identified.  Graf im Schwabengau und im Gau Serimunt.  He founded the abbey of Ballenstedt.  "…Hesicus comes…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Apr 1059 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Hamburg confirmed a donation to Kloster auf dem Sülberge[983]m (after 1026) as her third husband, MATHILDE of Swabia, widow firstly of KONRAD Duke of Carinthia [Salier] and secondly of FREDERIC [II] Duke of Upper Lotharingia, daughter of HERMANN II Duke of Swabia & his wife Gerberga of Upper Burgundy ([988]-20 Jul [1031/32]), bur Worms Cathedral).  Thietmar refers to "Konrad" as son-in-law of Hermann Duke of Swabia, recording that they attacked Strasbourg together after the election of Heinrich II King of Germany in 1002[984].  Wipo names "Mahthilda de filia Chuonradi regis Burgundiæ" as mother of "iunioris Chuononis"[985].  The Alberti Milioli Notarii Regini Liber de Temporibus names "comitissam Beatricam…de Gallia…filia comitis Frederic, mater…domina Matilda", but does not give the origin of Mathilde[986].  The Annalista Saxo names "Machtildis" as sister of Gisela, wife of Emperor Konrad II, and also names her third husband[987].  The primary source which records her second marriage has not so far been identified.  However, the Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi names "duabus puellulis Sophia et Beatrice" as daughters of the son of "duce Theodorico", specifying that the empress was their amita and that she adopted them after their father died[988].  She attended the Easter celebrations at Ingelheim in 1030[989].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jul of "Mechthild soror imperatricis Gislæ"[990].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property to the church of Worms naming "filii nostri Heinrici Regis, filie quoque nostre Beatricis" for the souls of "parentum nostrorum defunctorum atavi nostri ducis Chuonradi, avie nostre Iudithe, patris nostri Heinrici, patrui nostri ducis Chuonradi eiusque coniugis Mathildis, sororis etiam nostre Iudithe", all buried at Worms Cathedral, by charter dated 30 Jan 1034[991].  Graf Esiko & his wife had two children: 

a)         ADALBERT von Ballenstedt (-murdered [1076/83]).  "Adalbertum seniorem" is named, and his parentage given, in the Annalista Saxo[992].  Graf im Nordthuringgau 1063.  Graf von Ballenstedt

-        see below

b)         ADELHEID von Ballenstedt .  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelheidem" daughter of "Esicus comes de Ballenstide [et] Machtildem", also naming her husband "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo"[993]m THIEMO von Schraplau, son of ---.  Thiemo & his wife had two children: 

i)          ESIKO von Schraplau .  The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum seniorum et…Ekkihardum" as sons of "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo" & his wife[994]m ---.  The name of Esiko's wife is not known.  Esiko & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ESIKO von Schraplau .  The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum iuniorem de Burnstide" as son of "Esicum seniorum"[995]

ii)         EKKEHARD von Schraplau .  The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum seniorum et…Ekkihardum" as sons of "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo" & his wife[996]m ---.  The name of Ekkehard's wife is not known.  Ekkehard & his wife had two children: 

(a)       KONRAD von Schraplau .  The Annalista Saxo names "Conradum et Ekkihardum de Eikstede" as sons of "Ekkihardum"[997]

(b)       EKKEHARD von Schraplau .  Annalista Saxo names "Conradum et Ekkihardum de Eikstede" as sons of "Ekkihardum"[998]

 

 

ADALBERT von Ballenstedt, son of ESIKO von Ballenstedt & his wife Mathilde of Swabia (-murdered [1076/83]).  "Adalbertum seniorem" is named, and his parentage given, in the Annalista Saxo[999].  Graf im Nordthuringgau 1063.  Graf von Ballenstedt.  The Annalista Saxo records that he was killed by "Egeno iunior de Conradesburch, filius Burchardi, nepos Egenonis senioris"[1000]

m (before 28 Oct 1074) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Weimar, daughter of OTTO Graf von Weimar Markgraf of Meissen & his wife Adela de Louvain ([1060/65]-28 Mar 1100).   The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Odam, Cunigundam, Adelheidam" as the three daughters of Markgraf Otto & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "Adalberto comiti de Ballenstide"[1001].  Heiress of Orlamünde.  The primary source which confirms her second and third marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Hermann Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen and thirdly ([1089]) [as his second wife,] Heinrich von Laach Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen.  In a later passage, the Annalista Saxo records the death of "Adhela sive Adelheit palatina" in 1100 en route to Rome, repeating her parentage[1002]

Graf Adalbert & his wife had two children: 

1.         OTTO von Ballenstedt (-9 Feb 1123).  "Adalbertum seniorem" is named as father of "comitis Ottonis" in the Annalista Saxo, which in a later passage also names his mother[1003].  His father is also named in the charter dated 13 Apr 1083 under which "Herimannus…rex" donated property "quod Thiedericus hereditario iure possedit et eo sine heredibus defuncto in regium potestam iuste devenit…in villa Hathisleuo in pago Sueuico in comitatu Ottonis filii Adalberti comitis" to the church of Halberstadt[1004].  He succeeded his father in [1078] as OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt.  He acquired the county of Ascania in [1100][1005].  He was appointed Duke of Saxony in 1112 by Emperor Heinrich V in opposition to Lothar von Süpplingenberg, who had rebelled against the emperor.  He and his son Albrecht converted the abbey of Ballenstedt into a Benedictine monastery in 1123[1006].  The Annales Rosenveldenses records the death in 1123 of "Otto comes…pater Adalberti marchione"[1007]m (before [1096/1100]) EILIKA of Saxony, daughter of MAGNUS Duke of Saxony & his wife Zsófia of Hungary ([1075/80]-16 Jan 1143).  The Annalista Saxo names "Wifhildem et Eilicam" as the two daughters of Duke Magnus & his wife, specifying in a later passage that Eilika married "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstide"[1008].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "16 Jan" of "Eilika Magni ducis filia"[1009].  Graf Otto & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBRECHT von Ballenstedt ([1096/1100]-18 Nov 1170, bur Ballenstedt).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelbertum marchionem et filiam Adelheidem" as children of "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstidi" and his wife Eilika[1010].  He succeeded his father as ALBRECHT "der Bäre" Graf von Ballenstedt.  He was installed in 1138 as ALBRECHT Duke of Saxony and in 1140 as ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg.

-        MARKGRAFEN VON BRANDENBURG

b)         ADELHEID von Ballenstedt ([1100]-).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelbertum marchionem et filiam Adelheidem" as children of "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstidi" and his wife Eilika, specifying that Adelheid married "Heinrico marchioni de Stathen"[1011].  The Annales Stadenses name "Adelheithem sororem marchionis Alberti" as wife of "Heinricum" and specify that she married secondly "vasallus suus Wernerus de Velthem" by whom she had "Albertum de Asterburg et reliquam prolem"[1012]m firstly HEINRICH Graf von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark, son of LOTHAR UDO [III] Graf von Stade, Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Irmgard von Plötzkau ([1102]-4 Dec 1128).  m secondly WERNER [III] Graf von Veltheim, son of WERNER [II] von Veltheim & his wife Mathilde von Krosigk (-1170 or after). 

2.         SIEGFRIED von Ballenstedt ([1075]-killed in battle 3 Sep 1113, bur Springirsbach).  The Annalista Saxo names "Ottonem comitem et Sigefridum palatinum comitem" as sons of Adalbert and his wife Adelheid[1013].  He was adopted by his stepfather Pfalzgraf Heinrich von Laach[1014], whom he succeeded in 1095 as SIEGFRIED Pfalzgraf von Lothringen.  "Sygefridus privignus meus…" subscribed the charter dated 1093 under which "Heinricus…comes palatinus Rheni et dominus de Lacu…uxore mei Adleide" founded the abbey of Laach[1015].  Vogt of Trier Cathedral in 1097.  Vogt of Springirsbach and Maria Laach.  He founded Kloster Herrenbreitungen in 1112[1016].  He succeeded as Graf von Orlamünde, presumably on the death of his mother in 1100.  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Sifridus palatinus" was killed in 1113[1017].  The Annales Rodenses record the death in 1113 of “Sigefridus comes palatinus” and the succession of “Wilhelmus[1018]

-        GRAFEN von ORLAMÜNDE

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG, GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN

 

 

Blankenburg is located equidistant between Quedlinburg to the east and Wernigerode to the west, in the present day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  The castle of Regenstein lay to the north of Blankenburg.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         POPPO [I] (-1 Feb after [1160/61])Graf von Blankenburgm RICHENZA von Boyneburg, daughter of SIEGFRIED [III] von Northeim Graf von Boyneburg & his wife --- (-1 Feb ----).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  .  Graf Poppo [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         KONRAD [I] (-after 1197).  Graf von Regenstein.  Monk at Michaelstein after 1180.  m ---.  The name of Konrad's wife is not known.  Graf Konrad [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          FRIEDRICH (-before 1197).  m ---.  The name of Friedrich's wife is not known.  Graf Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

(a)       KONRAD [II] (-[1246/53])Graf von Regensteinm (before 1241) INGARD, daughter of JAKOB Suneson (-[9 Jul 1257/15 May 1258]).  She founded Kloster St Damian at Roskilde in 1256. 

b)         REINHARD .  Provost at Halberstadt 1170. 

c)         SIEGFRIED [I] (-Palestine after 1172).  Graf von Blankenburgm ---.  The name of Siegfried's wife is not known.  Graf Siegfried [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          HEINRICH [I] (-1245 or after)Graf von BlankenburgGraf von Regenstein.  "…Comes Heinricus de Regenstein et frater suus comes Sifridus de Blankeneburg…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[1019]

-         see below

ii)         SIEGFRIED [II] (-before 1245)Graf von Blankenburg.  "…Comes Heinricus de Regenstein et frater suus comes Sifridus de Blankeneburg…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[1020]Graf von Regenstein 1195.  Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[1021]m MECHTILD von Ampfurt, daughter of DIETRICH von Ampfurt & his wife ---. 

-         GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG[1022].  “Sifridus...comes in Blankenburg...Sifridus et Henrici filii nostri seniores” sold “mansum...Langele” to the hospital of Wernigerode by charter dated 25 Dec 1250[1023]

iii)        MECHTILD .  Küsterin at Halberstadt St Jakob 1199. 

iv)       [MARGARETA (-[1205].  Provost at Gernrode.]

d)         JUDITH (-1187 or after).  Abbess of Drübeck. 

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Blankenburg, son of SIEGFRIED [I] Graf von Blankenburg & his wife --- (-1245 or after)Graf von BlankenburgGraf von Regenstein.  "…Comes Heinricus de Regenstein et frater suus comes Sifridus de Blankeneburg…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[1024].  Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[1025]

m ---, sister of ULRICH von Polleben, daughter of ---. 

Graf Heinrich [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         HEINRICH .  1212/1219. 

2.         ULRICH [I] (-[24 Jun 1265/5 Jun 1267]).  Friedrich Bishop of Halberstadt gave judgment over the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben against "nobilem Olricum filium comitis Heinrici de Regensten" by charter dated 29 Sep 1232[1026]Graf von Regensteinm (before 1236) LUKARD von Grieben, daughter of OTTO Graf von Grieben & his wife --- (-[12 Jul 1273/9 Jan 1280]).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records the marriage of "comes Olricus…de Regensteyn" and "Lückardam…filiam Ottonis de Griben" and assumed the advocacy of the monastery[1027].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

-        GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN[1028].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1285 records an alliance involving "...Olricus, Albertus et Henricus, comites de Regensteyn, Heinricus de Blankenburch, et Siffridus filius eius, necnon Wernerus, Gardunus et Otto de Hademersleue, et Borchardus Albertus de Barboy..."[1029]

3.         SIEGFRIED [I] (-12 Mar [1240/45])Graf von Regensteinm as her second husband, SOPHIE von Anhalt, widow of OTTO I Graf von Andechs Duke of Merano Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, daughter of HEINRICH I Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben (-[23 Nov 1272/5 Jan 1274]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iuttam…Sophiam…Hedwigem" as daughters of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Sophie married firstly "ducis Meranie" and secondly "comes Sifridus de Regenstein"[1030].  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly Otto von Hadmersleben (-before 1280). 

-        GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN[1031]

4.         DIETRICH (-after 1231).  Canon at Halberstadt 1219. 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von LAUTERBERG, GRAFEN von SCHARZFELS

 

 

1.         HEIDENREICH [I] von Lauterberg (-[1 Oct 1228/9 Sep 1230])Graf von Lauterberg.  “Albertus comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Hardehausen by charter dated 1206, witnessed by “...Heithenricus comes de Luterberge...[1032].  “Hethenricus...dictus comes de Lutterberch...uxori nostre Beatrici” and “abbatem Hermannum et ecclesiam Corbeiensem” settled disputes concerning “castri Bramborch”, naming “domino Hermanno de Lippia sororio nostro” as fiduciary, by charter dated 21 Dec 1224[1033]m BEATRIX zur Lippe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] zur Lippe & his wife Heilwig von Ahr (-[before 23 Jun 1244]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Dec 1224 under which [her husband] “Hethenricus...dictus comes de Lutterberch...uxori nostre Beatrici” and “abbatem Hermannum et ecclesiam Corbeiensem” settled disputes concerning “castri Bramborch”, naming “domino Hermanno de Lippia sororio nostro” as fiduciary[1034]

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von MANSFELD

 

 

BURCHARD von Magdeburg, son of GEBHARD [IV] Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife Lukardis von Nassau (-[1254/55])

m SOPHIE von Mansfeld, daughter of ---. 

Burchard & his wife had children: 

1.         GEBHARD von Mansfeld .  “Gyvehardus et Burgardus fratres comites de Mansvelt” restored property “Gerpstede sita” to the church of Münster by charter dated 18 Mar 1277[1035]

2.         BURKHARD von Mansfeld .  “Gyvehardus et Burgardus fratres comites de Mansvelt” restored property “Gerpstede sita” to the church of Münster by charter dated 18 Mar 1277[1036]

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE

 

 

Wernigerode lies about 10 kilometres west of Halberstadt and 20 kilometres east of Goslar in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. 

 

 

1.         ALBRECHT (-after 5 Dec 1141).  Graf von Wernigerode.  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange of property with the abbot of Ilsenburg and "advocato ecclesie sue Althelberto comite de Wirnegeroth, dominus Poppo de Blanckenborch cum militibus suis…" by charter dated 5 Dec 1141[1037]

 

 

1.         GEBHARD (-after 29 Jul 1200).  Graf von Wernigerode.  "Gevehardus et Conradus filius eius ac Fridericus nepos eorum, comites in Wernigerode" donated property to Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 29 Jul 1200[1038]m ---.  The name of Gebhard´s wife is not known.  Gebhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         KONRAD .  "Gevehardus et Conradus filius eius ac Fridericus nepos eorum, comites in Wernigerode" donated property to Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 29 Jul 1200[1039]

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         FRIEDRICH .  "Gevehardus et Conradus filius eius ac Fridericus nepos eorum, comites in Wernigerode" donated property to Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 29 Jul 1200[1040]

 

 

1.         ALBRECHT (-after 1214)Graf von Wernigerode.  "…Comes Athelbertus de Werningerothe…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[1041]m --- von Magdeburg, daughter of BURCHARD [III] Burggraf von Magdeburg & his wife Mechtild von Gleichen.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Albrecht & his wife had five children: 

a)         KONRAD (-after 1252).  Graf von Wernigerode.  “Conradus, Bertoldus, Gevehardus, Burchardus...comites de Wernigerode” granted rights to merchants in Wernigerode by charter dated 27 Apr 1227[1042].  "C. et Ber. fratres comites de Werniggerod" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum G[euehardi] et B[urchardi]", for the soul of "patris nostri A. felicis memorie", by charter dated 22 May 1230[1043].  "Conradus…comes de Werniggerod" donated property in "Berenstorp…[et] in Dannenstid" to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1252[1044]m ---.  The name of Konrad´s wife is not known.  Konrad & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [FRIEDRICH (-after 1259).  Graf von Wernigerode.  "Geuehardus et […cognatus meus…] Fridericus de Werningerode" recognised the rights of Kloster Ilsenburg in property by charter dated 14 Jun [1256/58][1045].  "Fridericus…comes dictus de Werningeroth" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "patrui nostri Geuehardi eius quoque filii Conradi, illustrium virorum comitum in Wernigeroth", by charter dated 1259[1046].  The charter does not identify the parentage of Friedrich.] 

b)         BERTHOLDGraf von Wernigerode.  “Conradus, Bertoldus, Gevehardus, Burchardus...comites de Wernigerode” granted rights to merchants in Wernigerode by charter dated 27 Apr 1227[1047].  "C. et Ber. fratres comites de Werniggerod" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum G[euehardi] et B[urchardi]", for the soul of "patris nostri A. felicis memorie", by charter dated 22 May 1230[1048]

c)         GEBHARD (-after 5 Aug 1269).  “Conradus, Bertoldus, Gevehardus, Burchardus...comites de Wernigerode” granted rights to merchants in Wernigerode by charter dated 27 Apr 1227[1049].  "C. et Ber. fratres comites de Werniggerod" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum G[euehardi] et B[urchardi]", for the soul of "patris nostri A. felicis memorie", by charter dated 22 May 1230[1050].  “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri”, by charter dated 1231[1051].  "Geuehardus comes necnon Conradus filius suus de Werningrod" exchanged property with Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 13 May 1254[1052].  "Geuehardus et […cognatus meus…] Fridericus de Werningerode" recognised the rights of Kloster Ilsenburg in property by charter dated 14 Jun [1256/58][1053].  "Fridericus…comes dictus de Werningeroth" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "patrui nostri Geuehardi eius quoque filii Conradi, illustrium virorum comitum in Wernigeroth", by charter dated 1259[1054].  Volrad Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed a foundation at Silvesterkirche by “Ghevehardus...et Conradus comites in Wernigerode” by charter dated 29 Oct 1265[1055].  "G. et C…comites in Werningeroth" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1267[1056].  "Geuehardus et Conradus filius eius…comites in Werningerod" settled a dispute involving Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 5 Aug 1269[1057]m ---.  The name of Gebhard´s wife is not known.  Gebhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          KONRAD (-[1290/May 1298]).  "Geuehardus comes necnon Conradus filius suus de Werningrod" exchanged property with Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 13 May 1254[1058].  "Fridericus…comes dictus de Werningeroth" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "patrui nostri Geuehardi eius quoque filii Conradi, illustrium virorum comitum in Wernigeroth", by charter dated 1259[1059]Graf von Wernigerode.  Volrad Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed a foundation at Silvesterkirche by “Ghevehardus...et Conradus comites in Wernigerode” by charter dated 29 Oct 1265[1060].  "C…comes de Werningeroth" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 12 Jul 1267, witnessed by "…comes Geuehardus…"[1061].  "G. et C…comites in Werningeroth" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1267[1062].  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1063].  "Geuehardus et Conradus filius eius…comites in Werningerod" settled a dispute involving Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 5 Aug 1269[1064].  "C…comes de Werningerod" confirmed rights of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated to [1267/77][1065].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1066].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1285 records an alliance involving "...Conradus comes de Wernigerode, Albertus et Fridericus filii ipsius..."[1067].  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1068].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1069]m ODA, daughter of --- (-before 1284).  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1070].  A charter dated 1284 records the establishment by "comite Conrado" of an anniversary for "pie memorie uxoris sue Ode", with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Friderico"[1071].  Konrad & his wife had three children: 

(a)       ALBRECHT (-after 8 Jun 1320).  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1072].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1073].  A charter dated 1284 records the establishment by "comite Conrado" of an anniversary for "pie memorie uxoris sue Ode", with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Friderico"[1074].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1285 records an alliance involving "...Conradus comes de Wernigerode, Albertus et Fridericus filii ipsius..."[1075]Graf von Wernigerode.  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1076].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1077].  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres et comites de Werningrode" donated property to Ilsenburg for the anniversary of "patris nostri comitis Conradi pie memorie" by charter dated 1 Jun 1298[1078]

-         GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE[1079]

(b)       FRIEDRICH .  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1080].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1081].  A charter dated 1284 records the establishment by "comite Conrado" of an anniversary for "pie memorie uxoris sue Ode", with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Friderico"[1082].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1285 records an alliance involving "...Conradus comes de Wernigerode, Albertus et Fridericus filii ipsius..."[1083]Graf von Wernigerode.  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1084].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1085].  "Albertus et Fridericus fratres et comites de Werningrode" donated property to Ilsenburg for the anniversary of "patris nostri comitis Conradi pie memorie" by charter dated 1 Jun 1298[1086]

(c)       LUTGARDIS .  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1087]

ii)         daughter (-after 21 Dec 1268).  “Conradus...comes in Werningerod” sold property at Silstedt to Wernigerode St Silvester, with the consent of “patris nostri, uxoris nostre, sororis nostre necnon heredum nostrorum Alberti, Frederici et Lutgardis”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1268[1088]

d)         BURCHARD (-after 22 May 1230).  Graf von Wernigerode.  “Conradus, Bertoldus, Gevehardus, Burchardus...comites de Wernigerode” granted rights to merchants in Wernigerode by charter dated 27 Apr 1227[1089].  "C. et Ber. fratres comites de Werniggerod" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg, with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum G[euehardi] et B[urchardi]", for the soul of "patris nostri A. felicis memorie", by charter dated 22 May 1230[1090]

e)         KUNIGUNDE von Wernigerode (-after 25 Mar 1259).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1231 under which [her son] “Conradus comes de Wellepa” granted “advocaciam in Northem et Engere” to the bishop of Minden, with the consent of “comitis Gevehardi de Werniggerode curatoris nostri[1091].  “Comitissa de Welpia” sold Burg Rosendal, held as a fief from “bone memorie nobilis viri domini Bernardi comitis de Welpia mariti nostri prius et eo defuncto de manu filii nostri”, to Konrad Bishop of Hildesheim by charter dated 1223[1092].  “Conradus comes de Wilpia, mater, uxor et heredes eiusdem” mortgaged “advocatiam in palude domini Mirabilis” to Minden Moritzstift by charter dated 1245[1093].  “Burchardus...comes in Welpia” confirmed donations made to Minden St. Moritz by “avia nostra Cunegundis comitissa” for the soul of “pie memorie domini Conradi patris nostri quondam comitis in Welpia” by charter dated 25 Mar 1259[1094]m as his second wife, BERNARD [II] Graf von Wölpe, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Wölpe & his wife --- (-28 Jan 1221).   

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    LAUENBURG/NORDALBINGIEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von RATZEBURG

 

 

After Heinrich von Badewide was expelled as Graf von Holstein in 1143, he was compensated with the newly created county of Ratzeburg.  His residence was Ratzeburg castle, built in the Wendish period.  This county covered the territory which was later known as Lauenburg[1095].  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not known: 

1.         HEINRICH von Badewide (-after 18 Oct 1163).  A member of a knightly family from the Lüneburg district, he was installed as Graf von Holstein und Stormarn in 1138 by Albrecht "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg after Graf Adolf II was deposed[1096].  When Graf Adolf recovered his county in 1139, Heinrich received as compensation the county of Ratzeburg[1097].  He took part in an expedition against Dithmarschen led by Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony in 1148 to avenge the death of Rudolf von Stade[1098].  Duke Heinrich founded the see of Ratzeburg in 1154, and Graf Heinrich provided the island in the Ratzeburger See near the castle as the new bishop's residence[1099]Graf von Ratzeburg 1156.  Vogt von Ratzeburg 1162.  m ---.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1100], the wife of Graf Heinrich was cognata of Waldemar I King of Denmark.  Graf Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERNHARD [I] von Ratzeburg (-[1190]).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Bernardum" as son of "Heinricum comitem de Bodwide"[1101].  He succeeded his father in [1164] as Graf von Ratzeburg.  He carried on his father's work by vigorously founding new villages and parishes within his territory[1102].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Bernardi comitis de Racesburg" among leaders of the army organised by Heinrich Duke of Saxony to suppress a revolt in Westfalia[1103], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum records that "comitem Bernardum de Racesburch" and his castle were captured by Heinrich Duke of Saxony[1104], undated but the date 1180 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  During the absence of Adolf III Graf von Holstein on crusade in 1180, Graf Bernhard and Helmold Graf von Schwerin occupied his fortresses at Hamburg, Plön and Itzehoe[1105]m (before 1162) MARGARETA [von Pommern], daughter of RATIBOR [I] Duke [of Pomerania] & his wife Pribislava [Iaroslavna].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Margaretam…filiam Ratibor principis Pomeranorum" as wife of "Bernardum"[1106].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum records that the (unnamed) wife of "comitem Bernardum de Racesburch" was captured with her husband by Heinrich Duke of Saxony[1107], undated but the date 1180 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  Graf Bernhard [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          VOLRAD von Ratzeburg (-killed in battle [1189], bur Ratzeburg).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Volradus, Heinricum, Bernardum" as the sons of "Bernardum" & his wife, recording that Volrad was killed in battle against the Slavs and was buried at Ratzeburg[1108].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "comitem Bernardum de Racesburch" and "filio suo Volrado" when recording their capture by Heinrich Duke of Saxony[1109], undated but the date 1180 is inserted in the margin of the edition. 

ii)         HEINRICH von Ratzeburg .  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Volradus, Heinricum, Bernardum" as the sons of "Bernardum" & his wife, stating that Heinrich "in pace vitam finivit"[1110]

iii)        BERNHARD [II] von Ratzeburg (-before 1198).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Volradus, Heinricum, Bernardum" as the sons of "Bernardum" & his wife[1111].  Canon at Magdeburg cathedral 1185, resigned 1189.  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Bernardus…iunior, filius comitis Bernardi de Racesburch", recording that he was given dispensation to leave holy orders[1112]Graf von Ratzeburg 1190.  m (after 1189) as her first husband, ADELHEID von Schwarzburg, daughter of GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his second wife Adelheid von Loccum und Hallermund (-after 6 May 1244).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Adelheidem filiam comitisse de Alremund" as wife of "Bernardo…Bernardus filius", recording also her second marriage to "Adolfo comiti de Dasle"[1113].  A charter dated to [1196/1200] confirmed the donation by “Adelheidis comitissa de Raceburch” to the church of Ratzeburg for the soul of “sororis sue Fredegundis[1114].  She married secondly Adolf [I] Graf von Dassel, who succeeded as Graf von Ratzeburg.  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[1115].  Graf Bernhard [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       BERNHARD [III] von Ratzeburg (-before 1200).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum refers to the son of "Bernardo…Bernardus filius" & his wife, with the same name as his father, specifying that he died "infans secutus inmatura morte"[1116]

2.         HELMOLD .  1145. 

3.         VOLRAD .  1145. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    NORTHEIM

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von DASSEL

 

 

Dassel is located about 40 kilometres north of Göttingen, about the same distance south-west of Hildesheim, in the south of the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         DIETRICH (-before 1097).  “Nobilis Thiedericus...eiusque conjunx Cunihild” donated “in villa...Astuston...ecclesie hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “heredis sui Reinoldi”, undated[1117]m CUNIHILD, daughter of --- (-after 1097).  “Nobilis Thiedericus...eiusque conjunx Cunihild” donated “ecclesie hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “heredis sui Reinoldi”, undated[1118].  “Nobilis Reinold cum consensu matris scilicet heredis sue” donated “X hobas...et tribus mancipiis et molendino pro XXXII marcis” to Helmarshausen, undated[1119].  The corresponding charter dated 1097 records that “matrone Cunihildis” donated “9 mansos et 1 molendinum” with the consent of her son Reinold[1120].  Dietrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         REINOLD [I] (-after 1097).  “Nobilis Thiedericus...eiusque conjunx Cunihild” donated “ecclesie hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “heredis sui Reinoldi”, undated[1121].  “Nobilis Reinold cum consensu matris scilicet heredis sue” donated “X hobas...et tribus mancipiis et molendino pro XXXII marcis” to Helmarshausen, undated[1122].  The corresponding charter dated 1097 records that “matrone Cunihildis” donated “9 mansos et 1 molendinum” with the consent of her son Reinold[1123]

 

 

1.         REINOLD [II] von Dassel (-after 1127).  Schrader suggests that Reinold [II] von Dassel was the same person as Reinold [I] who is named above, indicating that he was named last in 1127[1124].  [Graf: a charter dated 1113 records that "Sigiberti" donated certain property to Corvey, confirmed by the donor’s heirs “in concilio Reinholdi comitis...advocato”, witnessed by “Otto, Tedi, cognati ipsius Reinboldi...[1125].]  “...Reinoldo Dassalo...” witnessed the charter dated 1120 under which Erchenbert Abbot of Corvey confirmed donations made by “Twaetibaoyc[1126]

 

 

1.         DEDO (-after 1113).  A charter dated 1113 records that "Sigiberti" donated certain property to Corvey, confirmed by the donor’s heirs “in concilio Reinholdi comitis...advocato”, witnessed by “Otto, Tedi, cognati ipsius Reinboldi...[1127].  Schrader suggests that Dedo was the brother-in-law of Reinold [I] (and by extension Reinold [II])[1128], assuming that “cognatus” indicates brrother-in-law.  However, other examples in primary sources indicate that the term was used more frequently in Germany to indicate a blood relationship.  same person as...?  DEDO von Ziegenberg (-after 1109).  Schrader suggests that he may have been the same person as “Tedi, cognati”, as the properties named in the various documents quoted in this section were located in the same area[1129].  Graf von Ziegenberg.  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that “comes Dedo de Zygenberch et uxor eius Helburga” donated “unum mansum in Ghutingen” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “hæredibus suis...Hermanno...ac Sigebodone”, by charter dated [incorrectly] 1101 but dated to [1109/37][1130]m HELMBURG, daughter of --- (-after 1109).  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed that “comes Dedo de Zygenberch et uxor eius Helburga” donated “unum mansum in Ghutingen” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “hæredibus suis...Hermanno...ac Sigebodone”, by charter dated [incorrectly] 1101 but dated to [1109/37][1131].  “Helmburg laudante viro suo Dno Daedi” donated “in villa...Astuston...hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Herimanni et Sigibodonis”, undated, witnessed by “Erp comes, Reinold nobilis, Frithuric comes, Conrad comes, Hunold[1132].  Schrader suggests that Helburg was the sister of Reinold [I] (and by extension Reinold [II])[1133].  However, this is based on cumulating his posited co-identity of Dedo “cognatus” with Dedo von Ziegenberg and his assumption that brother-in-law is the correct translation of “cognatus”, which as noted above is not necessarily the case.  Dedo & his wife had two children: 

a)         HERMANN .  “Helmburg laudante viro suo Dno Daedi” donated “in villa...Astuston...hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Herimanni et Sigibodonis”, undated[1134]

b)         SIGIBODO .  “Helmburg laudante viro suo Dno Daedi” donated “in villa...Astuston...hobam I...” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Herimanni et Sigibodonis”, undated[1135]

 

 

Two brothers, maybe sons of Reinold [I]. 

1.         LUDOLF [I] von Dassel (-[1167]).  Koken indicates that the brothers Ludolf [I] and Reinold were named in 1115, but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1136].  “...Liudolphus de Dassele...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which “Hermannus comes...” donated “villam...Hampenhusen” to the poor[1137].  Reinold Archbishop of Köln issued a charter dated 22 Feb 1166 relating to the division of their inheritance between "domna Elisabeth de Randenrothe…[et] sororem eius comitissam de Mere domnam…Hildegundem", with the consent of "filiorum ac filiarum domne Elisabeth", witnessed by "…Ludolfus de Dassela…"[1138]

2.         REINOLD von Dassel (-Italy 14 Aug 1167).  Koken indicates that the brothers Ludolf [I] and Reinold were named in 1115, but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1139].  Imperial Chancellor.  Archbishop of Köln 1159.  A continuator of Sigebert records the death in 1166 of "Rainaldi archiepiscopi Colonie" and the succession of "Philippus archidiaconus eius, filius Gozvini de Falconis monte"[1140]

 

 

Two brothers, one sister, maybe children of Ludolf [I]. 

1.         LUDOLF [II] von Dassel (-after 1203).  Graf von Dassel.  "Comes Ludolfus de Dasle" donated property to "beate Marie in Ouerenkerken" by charter dated 1188[1141].  "…Liudolfus de Dassela advocatus et frater eius Adoulfus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Mar 1190 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted protection to Kloster Hildwartshausen[1142]m ---.  The name of Ludolf´s wife is not known.  Ludolf [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ADOLF [II] von Dassel (-after 28 Dec 1257).  “Adolfus et Adolfus...comites in Nigenovere” donated “decimam in Wintdorp” (held by “Theodericus et Arnoldus dicti Stokeleth milites”) to Kloster Wedinhausen, “petiticionem domini comitis Arnesbergensis”, by charter dated 1221[1143].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed “decimam Wintdorp”, held by “Theodericus Stokeleit et Arnoldus milites” from “domino Adolfo de Dasle” who with “filiis suis Ludolfo et Adolfo et filio fratris sui Adolfo” resigned it, to Kloster Wedinhausen by charter dated 1223[1144].  Graf von Nienover: “Adolfus et Ludolfus...comites de Nigenovere” donated “decimam de Havebole” to Kloster Wedinghausen, “peticionem domini Godefridi comitis Arnesbergensis”, by charter dated 1229[1145].  “Godefridus...comes Arnsbergensis et filius eius Godefridus” bought “castrum in Hachnen” from “fratrueles [...de Dasle] Adolphus et Ludolphus” by charter dated 21 Mar 1232[1146].  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1147].  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, for the soul of “uxor nostra Ermendrudis” who was buried there, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Ludolfi, Adolfi, Hedenrici”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1257, witnessed by “dominus Conradus nepos meus nobilis de Sconenberge, Adolfus et Ludolfus nepotes mei nobiles de Euerstene...[1148]m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of --- (-before 28 Dec 1257, bur Kloster Lippoldsburg).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1149].  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, for the soul of “uxor nostra Ermendrudis” who was buried there, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Ludolfi, Adolfi, Hedenrici”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1257[1150].  Adolf [II] & his wife had [eleven] children: 

i)          LUDOLF [V] (-after 14 Mar 1289).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1151].  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, for the soul of “uxor nostra Ermendrudis” who was buried there, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Ludolfi, Adolfi, Hedenrici”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1257[1152].  “Ludolfus...comes de Dassele, Reigeneithis uxor sua, Bertoldus natus suus” granted “advocaciam de duobus mansis sitis in Nehen” to “Iohanni dicto Stolten...” by charter dated 2 Jun 1262[1153]m REGINHEID von Brakel, daughter of BERTHOLD von Brakel & his wife --- (-after 1267).  “Ludolfus...comes de Dassele, Reigeneithis uxor sua, Bertoldus natus suus” granted “advocaciam de duobus mansis sitis in Nehen” to “Iohanni dicto Stolten...” by charter dated 2 Jun 1262[1154]

(a)       BERTHOLD (-after 2 Jun 1262).  “Ludolfus...comes de Dassele, Reigeneithis uxor sua, Bertoldus natus suus” granted “advocaciam de duobus mansis sitis in Nehen” to “Iohanni dicto Stolten...” by charter dated 2 Jun 1262[1155]

(b)       DRUDEKE .  1272/77.  m LUDWIG [II] Graf von Everstein, son of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Everstein & his wife Adela von Gleichen (-before 1 May 1318). 

ii)         ADOLF [IV] (-after 13 Aug 1273).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1156].  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, for the soul of “uxor nostra Ermendrudis” who was buried there, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Ludolfi, Adolfi, Hedenrici”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1257[1157]

iii)        HEIDENREICH (-after 1270).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1158].  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, for the soul of “uxor nostra Ermendrudis” who was buried there, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum...Ludolfi, Adolfi, Hedenrici”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1257[1159]

iv)       REINOLD (-after 1240).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1160]

v)        HERMANN (-after 15 Oct 1287).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1161].  Canon at Heidesheim. 

vi)       HARTMANN (-after 21 May 1294).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1162].  Canon at Merseburg. 

vii)      ERMENTRUD (-after 1250).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1163].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1250 under which [her husband] “Conradus...comes de Euersten” confirmed the donation to Kloster Loccum made by “Adolphus senior comes de Dasle”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis filie dicti comitis[1164]m as his second wife, KONRAD [II] Graf von Everstein, son of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his [first] wife --- (-Brunswick 7 Aug [1256], bur Brunswick St Blasius). 

viii)     GERTRUD (-after 1240).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1165]

ix)       SOPHIA (-after 1240).  “Adolfus...senior dictus comes de Nyenovere” donated property to Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Ermendrudis et filiorum nostrorum Ludolfi, Adolfi, Heitenrici, Reynoldi, Hermanni, Hartmanni et filiarum nostrarum Ermendrudis, Gerdrudis et Sophie”, by charter dated 1240[1166]

x)        MECHTILD (-before 1257). 

xi)       GERTRUD

xii)      [daughter .  [either Mechtild or Gertrud]  m HEINRICH von Homburg, son of --- (-before 1 Nov 1290).] 

b)         LUDOLF [III] .  1210/20.  m BENEDIKTE, daughter of ---.  1220. 

c)         REINOLD (-before 1258).  Provost and Archdeacon of St Andreas at Hildesheim. 

d)         SIGEBODO .  1222/51.  Canon at Verden. 

e)         [ADELHEID .  1220/38.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 28 Dec 1257 under which “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 28 Dec 1257, witnessed by [her son] “dominus Conradus nepos meus nobilis de Sconenberge, Adolfus et Ludolfus nepotes mei nobiles de Euerstene...[1167]m BERTHOLD von Schonenberg, son of --- (-before 1233).] 

f)          [HESEKE (-after 1220)m HEINRICH [I] von Schwalenberg Graf von Waldeck, son of VOLKWIN [II] Graf von Schwalenberg & his second wife Lutrudis --- (-before 1214).] 

2.         ADOLF [I] von Dassel (-1224).  "…Liudolfus de Dassela advocatus et frater eius Adoulfus…" witnessed the charter dated 11 Mar 1190 under which Konrad Archbishop of Mainz granted protection to Kloster Hildwartshausen[1168].  "Ludolphus de Steinvorde, Adolphus de Dassele, Herimannus de Lippia, Heinricus de Arnesberg…" witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Adolf Archbishop of Köln confirmed a donation to Cappenberg church[1169].  He succeeded as Graf von Ratzeburg after his marriage.  “Adolfus comes senior et iunior nominis eiusdem de Dasle” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 23 Jan 1215, witnessed by “Comitissa Alheidis...[1170].  “Adolfus et Adolfus...comites in Nigenovere” donated “decimam in Wintdorp” (held by “Theodericus et Arnoldus dicti Stokeleth milites”) to Kloster Wedinhausen, “petiticionem domini comitis Arnesbergensis”, by charter dated 1221[1171].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed “decimam Wintdorp”, held by “Theodericus Stokeleit et Arnoldus milites” from “domino Adolfo de Dasle” who with “filiis suis Ludolfo et Adolfo et filio fratris sui Adolfo” resigned it, to Kloster Wedinhausen by charter dated 1223[1172]m (1201) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Schwarzburg, widow of BERNHARD [II] Graf von Ratzeburg, daughter of GÜNTHER [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg & his second wife Adelheid von Hallermund-Loccum (-after 6 May 1244).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Adelheidem filiam comitisse de Alremund" as wife of "Bernardo…Bernardus filius", recording also her second marriage to "Adolfo comiti de Dasle"[1173].  “Adolfus comes senior et iunior nominis eiusdem de Dasle” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 23 Jan 1215, witnessed by “Comitissa Alheidis...[1174].  “Alheidis...comitissa de Ratisburch” sold property to the church of St. Pancratius at Hamersleben, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Ludolphi, Adolphi et Bertoldi et filie nostre Adelheydis”, by charter dated 1224[1175].  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[1176].  Adolf [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         LUDOLF [IV] (-before 1238).  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed “decimam Wintdorp”, held by “Theodericus Stokeleit et Arnoldus milites” from “domino Adolfo de Dasle” who with “filiis suis Ludolfo et Adolfo et filio fratris sui Adolfo” resigned it, to Kloster Wedinhausen by charter dated 1223[1177].  “Alheidis...comitissa de Ratisburch” sold property to the church of St. Pancratius at Hamersleben, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Ludolphi, Adolphi et Bertoldi et filie nostre Adelheydis”, by charter dated 1224[1178]Graf von Dassel.  “Adolfus et Ludolfus...comites de Nigenovere” donated “decimam de Havebole” to Kloster Wedinghausen, “peticionem domini Godefridi comitis Arnesbergensis”, by charter dated 1229[1179].  “Godefridus...comes Arnsbergensis et filius eius Godefridus” bought “castrum in Hachnen” from “fratrueles [...de Dasle] Adolphus et Ludolphus” by charter dated 21 Mar 1232[1180]m (before 15 May 1231) CLEMENTIA [von Everstein, daughter of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his second wife Agnes von Wittelsbach] (-after 1257).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 11 May 1259 under which [her son] “L...comes de Dasle et A. filius fratris sui” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg, witnessed by “avunculus noster comes Otto de Everstene et Albertus et Conradus filii eius...[1181].  This assumes that “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  However, this assumption is not inevitable, as shown by the charter dated 21 Jul 1277 under which “Lodewicus...comes de Euerstene” donated property to Kloster Wilbadessen, in the presence of “frater noster comes Otto et avunculus noster comes Ludolfus de Dasle...[1182], in which “avunculus” appears to indicate a nephew or cousin relationship, depending on which of the named individuals the term refers.  Ludolf [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ADOLF [V] (-[28 Dec 1256/10 Jul 1257]).  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 28 Dec 1257, witnessed by “...Adolfus et Ludolfus nepotes mei nobiles de Euerstene...[1183].  No explanation has been found for the witnesses being named “von Everstein” apart from the family origin of their mother.  m ---.  The name of Adolf´s wife is not known.  Adolf [VI] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ADOLF [V] (-after 1290).  “L...comes de Dasle et A. filius fratris sui” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 11 May 1259, witnessed by “avunculus noster comes Otto de Everstene et Albertus et Conradus filii eius...[1184]

(b)       MECHTILD (-after 1290). 

ii)         LUDOLF [VI] (-[25 Jul 1299/25 Aug 1300]).  “Comes Adolfus...de Dassele” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 28 Dec 1257, witnessed by “...Adolfus et Ludolfus nepotes mei nobiles de Euerstene...[1185].  No explanation has been found for the witnesses being named “von Everstein” apart from the family origin of their mother.  “L...comes de Dasle et A. filius fratris sui” donated property to Kloster Lippoldsberg by charter dated 11 May 1259, witnessed by “avunculus noster comes Otto de Everstene et Albertus et Conradus filii eius...[1186].  “Ludolfus comes de Dasle, Symon et Conradus nostri filii” confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Brinkhausen by charter dated 7 Nov 1298[1187]m ERMENGARDE von Rietberg, daughter of KONRAD [II] Graf von Rietberg & his wife ---.  Ludolf [VI] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       SIMON (-[17 May 1325/16 Jan 1326]).  “Fredericus comes de Ridberg” settled disputes with Siegfried Archbishop of Köln, giving as hostages “pueros...Conradum filium nostrum, Ottonem de Eversteyn et Symonen filium comitis de Dasselen”, by charter dated 24 Oct 1277[1188].  “Ludolfus comes de Dasle, Symon et Conradus nostri filii” confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Brinkhausen by charter dated 7 Nov 1298[1189].  “Symon comes de Dassele” donated property to the church of Hildesheim St. Bartholomäi, with the consent of “nostræ...contoralis Sophie comitisse et...Ottonis ducis Br.”, by charter dated 17 May 1325[1190]m SOPHIA von Braunschweig, daughter of OTTO II Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his second wife Mechtild von Bayern (-before 2 Jan 1357).  “Symon comes de Dassele” donated property to the church of Hildesheim St. Bartholomäi, with the consent of “nostræ...contoralis Sophie comitisse et...Ottonis ducis Br.”, by charter dated 17 May 1325[1191].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified. 

(b)       KONRAD .  “Ludolfus comes de Dasle, Symon et Conradus nostri filii” confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Brinkhausen by charter dated 7 Nov 1298[1192]

(c)       KLEMENTIA .  1307/21.  m (before 4 Aug 1293) BURCHARD [Busso] [II] von Barby, son of ---.  1272/1308. 

b)         ADOLF [III] (-after 23 Nov 1244).  “Comes Adolfus de Dasle cum sorore mea comiti Bernhardo de Welepa desponsata” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 30 Oct 1213, witnessed by “...filius meus Adolfus...[1193].  “Adolfus comes senior et iunior nominis eiusdem de Dasle” donated property to Kloster Mariensee by charter dated 23 Jan 1215, witnessed by “Comitissa Alheidis...[1194].  Engelbert Archbishop of Köln confirmed “decimam Wintdorp”, held by “Theodericus Stokeleit et Arnoldus milites” from “domino Adolfo de Dasle” who with “filiis suis Ludolfo et Adolfo et filio fratris sui Adolfo” resigned it, to Kloster Wedinhausen by charter dated 1223[1195].  “Alheidis...comitissa de Ratisburch” sold property to the church of St. Pancratius at Hamersleben, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Ludolphi, Adolphi et Bertoldi et filie nostre Adelheydis”, by charter dated 1224[1196]m (before 11 Apr 1220) ELISABETH von Lobdaburg, daughter of KONRAD von Lobdaburg & his wife ---.  1220/44.  Adolf [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          daughter .  Nun at Beuditz bei Weissenfels.  1244. 

c)         BERTHOLD .  “Alheidis...comitissa de Ratisburch” sold property to the church of St. Pancratius at Hamersleben, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Ludolphi, Adolphi et Bertoldi et filie nostre Adelheydis”, by charter dated 1224[1197].  1268. 

d)         ADELHEID von Dassel (-[25 Feb 1262/30 Oct 1263]).  “Alheidis...comitissa de Ratisburch” sold property to the church of St. Pancratius at Hamersleben, with the consent of “heredum nostrorum Ludolphi, Adolphi et Bertoldi et filie nostre Adelheydis”, by charter dated 1224[1198].  Her first marriage and second marriages are indicated by the charter dated 13 Apr 1265 under which Erik V King of Denmark confirmed the inheritance by "viris nobilis domicellis Ottoni et Ludowico comitibus de Ravensburgh" from "fratrum eorum dominum Iohannem filium Iohannis bone memorie"[1199], the latter being the uterine half-brother of the former.  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[1200].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[1201].  "Alheydis…cometissa de Rauensberg relicta Ludouici quondam comitis eiusdem loci…filii nostri" donated property "in Rotthorpe ac Medestorpe villis" to the monastery of Marienthal near Helmstadt by charter dated 24 Feb 1262, witnessed by "…frater Bertoldus de Dasle fratres predicatores…Hermannus de Dasle canonici Hildensemenses…"[1202]m firstly JENS Jakobsen, son of JAKOB --- & his wife ---.  m secondly (before 6 May 1244) as his second wife, LUDWIG Graf von Ravensberg, son of HERMANN Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Jutta von Thüringen (-18 Jan 1249). 

3.         SOPHIE von Dassel (-after 1215).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 30 Oct 1213 under which “comes Adolfus de Dasle cum sorore mea comiti Bernhardo de Welepa desponsata” donated property to Kloster Mariensee, witnessed by “...filius meus Adolfus...[1203].  "Bernhardus de Wilipia" founded Kloster Mariensee, with the consent of "uxoris nostre Sophie et filiarum nostrarum Rikecen, Sophie, Jutte et socerum nostrorum Henrici, Sifridi, Wlradi", by charter dated 27 Dec 1215[1204]m as his first wife, BERNHARD [II] Graf von Wölpe, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Wölpe & his wife --- (-28 Jan 1221). 

 

 

1.         KONRAD (-before 1180)Graf von Dasselm as her first husband, ADELHEID von Hallermund-Loccum, daughter of WILBRAND [I] Graf von Loccum und Hallermund & his wife Beatrix von Rheineck (-bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “Burchardus, Ludolfus, Wyllebrandus, Adelheydis, Beatrix” as the three sons and two daughters of “comite Willebrando antiquo de Halremunt”, adding in a later passage that Adelheid was buried at Loccum[1205].  She married secondly ([1180]) as his second wife, Günther [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von KATLENBURG

 

 

Katlenburg is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Göttingen, in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

DIETRICH [I] von Stade, son of UDO Graf im Liesgau [Stade] & his wife Bertrada --- (-killed in battle Werben 10 Sep 1056).  The Annalista Saxo names "comes Theodericus de Katalanburh" as son of Udo & his wife, when recording his death[1206]Graf von Katlenburg 1039.  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "10 Sep" of "Willehardus marchio et Thiedricus com et Bernardus et multi aliis interfecti a Sclavis"[1207]

m BERTRADA [of Holland], daughter of DIRK III "Hierosolymita" Count of Holland & his wife Othelindis von Hadmersleben [Nordmark].  The Annalista Saxo names "Bertrada, soror Suanehildis comitisse de castro quod dicitur Lon in Hasbania, cuius filius fuit Arnoldus comes Mogotiensis prefectus" as wife of Graf Dietrich[1208].  Bertrada is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1209] as the daughter of Count Dirk III but the primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         DIETRICH [II] von Katlenburg (-1085).  The Annalista Saxo names "Theodericus et…Othilhildis" as children of Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife[1210]Graf von Katlenburgm as her first husband, GERTRUD von Braunschweig, daughter of EKBERT I Graf von Braunschweig Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Irmgard [Aemilia/Immula] di Susa ([1065]-9 Dec 1117).  The Annalista Saxo names "Gertrudem, filiam Ekberti marchionis senioris, matrem Richenze inperatricis" as wife of Graf Dietrich [II][1211].  She married secondly Heinrich "der Fette" Graf von Northeim.  In a later passage, the Annalista Saxo names "Gertrudis soror Ecberti marchionis iunioris" as wife of Graf Heinrich, specifying that she escaped with difficulty after her husband was killed[1212].  She married thirdly Heinrich I Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrude que erat de Bruneswich" as wife of "marchio Heinricus"[1213].  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "Gertrudis marchionissa filia Ecberti" was the founder of "Sancti Egidii in Brunswik"[1214].  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Dec 1117 of "domina Ghertrudis marchionissa iunior"[1215].  Graf Dietrich [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETRICH [III] von Katlenburg (-12 Aug 1106).  He is named as son of Graf Dietrich [II] & his wife in the Annalista Saxo, which specifies that he died "sine liberis"[1216]Graf von Katlenburg.  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1106 of "Thiedericus comes de Kathelanburg"[1217]m ADELA von Beichlingen, daughter of KUNO von Northeim Graf von Beichlingen & his wife Kunigund von Weimar (-1123).  The Annalista Saxo records (but does not name, except for the fourth daughter) the four daughters of Kuno & his wife, the third of whom married firstly "Thiedericus comes de Katelenburch" and secondly "Helpricus comes de Ploceke"[1218].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Hilperich Graf von Plötzkau, who succeeded in 1112 as Markgraf der Nordmark. 

2.         OTHILDIS von Katlenburg .  The Annalista Saxo names "Theodericus et…Othilhildis" as children of Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife, specifying that the latter married "Conrado fratri Dedonis marchionis"[1219].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "sororem Tiderici senioris de Kathelenburc…Othilhildis" as wife of "quintus filius [comitis Tiderici] Conradus comes"[1220]m KONRAD Graf von Wettin, son of DIETRICH Graf in Eilenburg, im Hassegau und Siusli [Wettin] & his wife Mathilde von Meissen (-17 Jan or 14 Feb after 1040). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von NORTHEIM

 

 

The county of Northeim was located north of Göttingen, in the southern part of the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

SIEGFRIED, son of --- (-1004).  Thietmar names "Siegfried and his son" among those who plotted against Heinrich II “der Zänker” Duke of Bavaria in his rebellion in 984[1221]Graf von Northeim 1002.  Thietmar names "Ethelind" as wife of Count Siegfried, recording that she welcomed Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen at Northeim in 1002 and warned him that her husband's sons "Sigifrith and Benno" were plotting to kill him[1222]

m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "comitissa Machtilde" as wife of "Sigefridus comes de Northeim"[1223]

m secondly ETHELINDE, daughter of ---.  Thietmar names "Ethelind" as wife of Count Siegfried, recording that she welcomed Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen at Northeim in 1002 and warned him that her husband's sons "Sigifrith and Benno" were plotting to kill him[1224].  The text implies that Ethelinde may not have been the mother of the sons in question.  However, the fact that Siegfried's great-granddaughter was named Ethelinde suggests a blood relationship with Ethelinde senior.  Another possibility is that "comitissa Machtilde" and "Ethelind" were in fact the same person, mother of both Siegfried's sons.  

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

1.         SIEGFRIED [II] von Northeim (-killed in battle [1025]).  Thietmar names "Siegfried and his son" among those who plotted against Heinrich II “der Zänker” Duke of Bavaria in his rebellion in 984[1225].  Thietmar names "Sigifrith and Benno" as sons of Count Siegfried, recording that they plotted to kill Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen[1226].  The Annalista Saxo names Siegfried brother of "Bennonis de Northeim", specifying that he was one of the murderers of Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen in 1002[1227].  Graf 1002/1024. 

2.         BENNO von Northeim (-[1047/49]).  Thietmar names "Sigifrith and Benno" as sons of Count Siegfried, recording that they plotted to kill Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen[1228].  The Annalista Saxo names Benno and gives his parentage[1229].  Graf 1002/1033.  m EILIKA, daughter of ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "comitissa Eilica" as wife of Benno[1230].  Graf Benno & his wife had one child: 

a)         OTTO [I] von Northeim (-11 Jan 1083).  The Annalista Saxo names "Otto dux de Northeim, genere Saxo, dux autem Bawarie" as son of "Bennonis de Northeim", naming his mother in a later passage[1231]Graf von Northeim.  Duke of Bavaria 1061. 

-        see below

 

 

OTTO [I], son of BENNO Graf [von Northeim] & his wife Eilika --- (-11 Jan 1083).  The Annalista Saxo names "Otto dux de Northeim, genere Saxo, dux autem Bawarie" as son of "Bennonis de Northeim", naming his mother in a later passage[1232]Graf von Northeim.  He was installed as OTTO Duke of Bavaria in 1061 by Agnes de Poitou, mother and regent of Heinrich IV King of Germany.  The Annals of Lambert record that "regina Ungariorum, mater Salomonis regis" presented the sword of "rex Hunnorum Attila" to "duci Baioriorum Ottoni" after her son was restored as king of Hungary[1233].  He was a vigorous opponent of King Heinrich, who accused him of an assassination plot, deposed him as Duke of Bavaria, confiscated his lands in the Harz area, and outlawed him in 1070[1234].  He allied himself with Magnus Billung Duke in Saxony, but was forced to submit to King Heinrich and placed in custody until 1072, when all his crown fiefs were returned to him apart from the duchy of Bavaria[1235]

m ([1050]) as her second husband, RICHENZA, widow of HERMANN [III] Graf von Werl, daughter of OTTO I Duke of Swabia, Pfalzgraf of Lotharingia [Ezzonen] & his wife [--- von Egisheim] (-Mar, 1082 or before).  The Annalista Saxo names Richenza as wife of Hermann [III] and records her second marriage to "Otto de Northeim quondam dux", but does not give her origin[1236].  The primary source which confirms her origin and her first marriage has not so far been identified. 

Graf Otto & his wife had eight children: 

1.         OTTO von Northeim (-young).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         HEINRICH "der Fette" von Northeim (-killed in battle Norden, Frisia 1101).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[1237].  The Annales Stadenses name (in order) "Heinricum Crassum…Cononem comitem de Bichilinc…Sifridum de Bomeneburgh" as the three sons of Otto, specifying that Heinrich "fuit lantgravius, patrem Rekinsem imperatoris" and that he was killed at Norden in Frisia[1238]Graf von Northeim.  He founded Kloster Bursfeld, as shown by the charter dated 23 Jul 1144 under which "Henricus dux Saxonie" confirmed the privileges of Kloster Bursfeld, founded by "comes Henricus filius Ottonis ducis, proavus meus"[1239].  The Annalista Saxo records that he was installed as Markgraf in Friesland by Emperor Heinrich III in 1101 but was killed while attempting to subdue the territory[1240].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Heinricus comes Pinguis" was killed in 1101[1241]m (after 1085) as her second husband, GERTRUD von Braunschweig, widow of DIETRICH II Graf von Katlenburg [Stade], daughter of EKBERT I Graf von Braunschweig Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Irmgard [Aemilia/Immula] di Susa ([1065]-9 Dec 1117).  The Annalista Saxo names "Gertrudis soror Ecberti marchionis iunioris" as wife of Heinrich, specifying that she escaped with difficulty after her husband was killed[1242].  She married thirdly Heinrich I Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrude que erat de Bruneswich" as wife of "marchio Heinricus"[1243].  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "Gertrudis marchionissa filia Ecberti" was the founder of "Sancti Egidii in Brunswik"[1244].  A charter dated 1134, under which her son-in-law Emperor Lothar donated property to the monastery of St Marie at Brunswick, names "Gertrudis marchionissa, filia Ekeberti marchionis" as founder and also names "coniuge nostra Rikensa, eiusdem marchionisse filia…[et] filii sui Ottonis et filiarum, Richenze coniugis nostre et Gertrude Palatine comitisse"[1245].  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Dec 1117 of "domina Ghertrudis marchionissa iunior"[1246].  Graf Heinrich & his wife had three children: 

a)         RICHENZA von Northeim (-1141).  The Annalista Saxo names "Richenzam postea imperaticem et Gertrudem palatinam comitissam" as the two daughters of Heinrich and his wife Gertrud[1247].  Heiress to Braunschweig, inherited from her mother.  The Annalista Saxo names "Richeza ductrix" as wife of Lothar, specifying that she gave birth in 1115 during the Easter festival after 15 years of sterility[1248].  A charter dated 1134, under which Emperor Lothar donated property to the monastery of St Marie at Brunswick, names "Gertrudis marchionissa, filia Ekeberti marchionis" as founder and also names "coniuge nostra Rikensa, eiusdem marchionisse filia…[et] filii sui Ottonis et filiarum, Richenze coniugis nostre et Gertrude Palatine comitisse"[1249]m (1100) LOTHAR Graf von Süpplingenburg, son of GERHARD von Süpplingenburg Graf im Harzgau & his wife Hedwig von Formbach ([1/8] Jun 1075-Breitenwang am Loch in Tirol 4 Dec 1137, bur Königslutter).  He was invested as LOTHAR Duke of Saxony in 1106.  He was elected LOTHAR King of Germany at Mainz 24 Aug 1125, crowned 13 Sep 1125 at Aachen.  He was crowned Emperor at Rome 4 Jun 1133.   

b)         GERTRUD von Northeim (-[1154/65]).  The Annalista Saxo names "Richenzam postea imperatricem et Gertrudem palatinam comitissam" as the two daughters of Heinrich and his wife Gertrud[1250].  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed an exchange of property acquired by Kloster Reinhardsbrunn from, among others, "palatinum comitem Sigifridum eiusque coniugem Gertrudem" by charter dated 27 Aug 1111[1251].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Friesland.  A charter dated 1134, under which Emperor Lothar donated property to the monastery of St Marie at Brunswick, names "Gertrudis marchionissa, filia Ekeberti marchionis" as founder and also names "coniuge nostra Rikensa, eiusdem marchionisse filia…[et] filii sui Ottonis et filiarum, Richenze coniugis nostre et Gertrude Palatine comitisse"[1252].  "Clementia comitissa de Glizberg cum meis nepotibus Ottone et Wilhelmo" confirmed the foundation of Schiffenberg, with the consent of "domne Gertrudis palatine…[et] Adela filia eiusdem palatine", by charter dated 1141[1253].  Gräfin von Bentheim.  A charter dated to [1150/54] names "Gertrude comitissa Benthemiensi" and refers to "morte mariti sui Ottonis Palatini"[1254].  Friedrich Bishop of Münster and "comitissa Gertrudis de Benthem" donated property to the Benedictines by charter dated 1154[1255]m firstly (before 27 Aug 1111) SIEGFRIED Graf von Orlamünde Pfalzgraf von Lothringen, son of ADALBERT Graf von Ballenstedt [Askanier-Brandenburg] & his wife Adelheid von Weimar heiress of Orlamünde ([1075]-killed in battle 3 Sep 1113, bur Springirsbach).  m secondly ([1115]) OTTO von Salm, son of HERMANN [I] Graf von Salm [Luxembourg] King of Germany & his [second] wife --- (-murdered Burg Schönburg 1150 before 12 Nov).  Pfalzgraf 1115.  Graf von Rheineck und von Bentheim 1126.  Pfalzgraf von Lothringen 1140. 

c)         OTTO [II] von Northeim ([1100]-[1115/17]).  “Dominus Otto comes” donated property “in villa...Thinkilburg” to Helmarshausen, with the consent of “matris scilicet heredis sui Gerthrudis atque Sigifridi comitis patrui sui”, undated[1256].  A charter dated 1134, under which Emperor Lothar donated property to the monastery of St Marie at Brunswick, names "Gertrudis marchionissa, filia Ekeberti marchionis" as founder and also names "coniuge nostra Rikensa, eiusdem marchionisse filia…[et] filii sui Ottonis et filiarum, Richenze coniugis nostre et Gertrude Palatine comitisse"[1257]

3.         SIEGFRIED [III] von Northeim (-1107).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[1258]Graf von Boyneburg.   

-        GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG

4.         KUNO von Northeim (-murdered 1103).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[1259].  The Annales Stadenses name (in order) "Heinricum Crassum…Cononem comitem de Bichilinc…Sifridum de Bomeneburgh" as the three sons of Otto, specifying that Kuno was also killed[1260]Graf von Beichlingen

-        GRAFEN von BEICHLINGEN

5.         ETHELINDE von Northeim .  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias, ex quibus unam nomine Ethilindam accept Welpho dux Bawarie et postquam eam repudiavit duxit eam Herimannus comes de Calverla" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[1261].  The Annales Stadenses refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "tertia fuit uxor Hermanni de Calvela, que genuit Ottonem et Heinricum comites de Ravenesberch" without naming her[1262].  Her first husband repudiated her immediately after the disgrace of her father whom Heinrich IV King of Germany deprived of the dukedom of Bavaria[1263]m firstly (divorced 1070) WELF IV, son of ALBERTO AZZO II Marchese d'Este & his first wife Kunigunde von Altdorf [Este] ([1030/40]-Paphos Cyprus 9 Nov 1101, bur Cyprus, removed to Weingarten, near Lake Constance).  He was installed in 1070 as WELF I Duke of Bavariam secondly [as his first wife,] HERMANN Graf von Calvelage, son of --- (-after 1144). 

6.         IDA von Northeim .  The Annales Stadenses refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "una mater fuit Conradi de Witin marchionis" without naming her[1264].  The Annales Magdeburgenses name "secunda [filia Ottonis ducis de Northeim] Ida" as wife of "Thiemoni comiti de Witin"[1265]m ([1086]) THIMO Graf von Brehna, son of DIETRICH Graf in Eilenburg, Graf im Hassegau und Siusli [Wettin] & his wife Mathilde von Meissen (-9 Mar [1091] or after [1099/1101]). 

7.         MATHILDE von Northeim .  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricum Crassum comitem…Sifridum de Boumeneburh et Cononem comitem de Bichlinge et tres filias, terciam vero duxit Conradus comes de Arnesberge" as children of Otto von Northeim & his wife[1266].  The Annales Stadenses refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "secunda mater fuit Frederici comitis de Arnesberch" without naming her[1267].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m KONRAD Graf von Werl-Arnsberg, son of BERNHARD Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg] & his wife --- (-killed in battle 19 Jul 1092). 

8.         daughter .  The Annales Stadenses refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "quartam deduxit quidam servus" without naming her[1268]

 

 

 

D.      GRAFEN von WINZENBURG

 

 

Winzenburg lies about 20 kilometres due south of Hildesheim, in the south of the present day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

HERMANN von Windberg, son of MEGINHARD IV Vogt von Niederaltaich [Formbach] & his wife Mathilde von Reinhausen (-Vornbach 1122).  According to the 14th century Genealogia comitum Neuburgensium sive Formbacensium, "Meginhardus frater senioris Tiemonis genuit Oudalricum, Hermannum provincie comitem et Chunradum"[1269], although it appears incorrect that their father was brother of "senioris Tiemonis".  Graf von Windberg 1097.  The Codex Traditionum of Formbach monastery records a donation by "domnus Odalricus de Windeperge frater domni Herimanni", and names "Thiemo avus suus"[1270].  The Codex Traditionum of Formbach monastery records a dispute with Suben monastery, and names "due…sorores Touta et Himildrud…nobilissimis" and "filios Meginhardi comitis Odalricum et Hermannum ac filios Tiemonis Ekkebertum et Heinricum et domnam Itam"[1271].  Graf von Windberg 1097.  Graf von Ratelberg 1107.  Graf von Winzenburg 1109.  Markgraf 1112.  Markgraf von Sachsen 1114.  He founded Kloster Reinhausen 1108.  The Annales Reicherspergenses record the death in 1122 of "Hermannus comes provincialis"[1272].  The Auctarium Claustroneoburgense records the death in 1122 of "Hermannus comes provincialis de Saxonia"[1273]

m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms this first marriage has not been identified. 

m secondly HEDWIG, daughter of --- (-Kloster Windberg 1 Dec 1162).  The Codex Traditionum of Formbach monastery records a donation by "Comes Chonradus de Ratelinberg…per manum patrui sui comitis Hermanni de Windeperge", which names the latter´s wife "cometissa Haedewic cum filio suo Herimanno"[1274].  Wegener records that Hadewich, widow of Graf Heriman, donated property to Göttweig with her son Heriman by charter dated [1122], witnessed by Adalbert son of Markgraf Luitpold[1275].  The necrology of Windberg records the death "Kal Dec 1162" of "Hadewich coma et fundatrix loci huius"[1276].  The necrology of Oberaltaich records the death "Kal Dec" of "Hadewic coma"[1277].  It is possible that she was Hedwig of Carniola and Istria, daughter of Poppo II Marchese di Carniola e Istria & his wife Richgard von Sponheim, who married [secondly] ([1123]) as his second wife, Adalbert [II] Graf von Bogen.  The Historia Welforum refers to the two daughters of "Poponem marchionem", specifying that they married "unam Bertholfo comiti de Andehse, aliam Alberto comiti de Bogen"[1278].  The De Advocatis Altahensibus names "Hadwigam" as wife of "Aschwinus…comes de Bogen…dicitur Adilpertum comitem", specifying that her husband was "advocatus Altahensis ecclesie"[1279].  The primary source which specifies clearly that the wife of Graf Adalbert was the widow of Graf Hermann has not so far been identified, although the [1122] charter referred to above suggests that this might be correct. 

Graf Hermann & his [first] wife had four children:

1.         KONRAD von Winzenburg .  "Cuonradus comitis Heremanni filius" witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property with the abbot of Hasungen[1280].  "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…" witnessed a charter dated 15 Jul 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg[1281].  It is assumed that the first of these two charters was issued shortly before the death of Konrad's father Hermann, which is recorded in the same year.  If this is correct, the absence of Konrad's brother Hermann [II] suggests that Konrad was the older son and at that date considered as his father's heir.  However, this hypothesis is cast in doubt by the second charter, in which it is unclear why Konrad's brother Hermann is accorded the comital title while Konrad himself is not.  No primary source has been identified which confirms that Konrad was born from his father's supposed first marriage. 

2.         BEATRIX von Winzenburg (-2 Apr 1160).  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1160 of "domna Sophia marchionissa" and that of "soror eius Beatrix abbatissa Quidlingeburgensis octavo die…subsecuta"[1282].  Abbess of Neuenheerse 1123.  Abbess of Quedlinburg 1138/1160. 

3.         DIETRICH von Winzenburg (-28 Feb 1127).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1110.  Deacon 1118.  Bishop of Münster 1118. 

4.         GOTTFRIED von Winzenburg .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Münster Cathedral 1110, later scholastikus. 

Graf Hermann & his second wife had five children: 

5.         HERMANN [II] von Winzenburg (-murdered Winzenburg 30 Jan 1152).  The Codex Traditionum of Formbach monastery records a donation by "Comes Chonradus de Ratelinberg…per manum patrui sui comitis Hermanni de Windeperge", which names the latter´s wife "cometissa Haedewic cum filio suo Herimanno"[1283].  Wegener records that Hadewich, widow of Graf Heriman, donated property to Göttweig with her son Heriman by charter dated [1122], witnessed by Adalbert son of Markgraf Luitpold[1284]Graf von Winzenburg 1125.  "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…" witnessed a charter dated 15 Jul 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg[1285]Pfalzgraf von Sachsen 1129/30, deposed.  The Annales Stadenses records that "Hermannus de Wincenburg" was deprived of the "comitatum provincialem in Thuringia" by "Lothario rege" who granted it to "Lodewicum [filium Ludowici]"[1286].  The Annales Sancti Diibodi record that "Hermannus de Winzenburg" killed "Burchardum de Lochenheim" in 1130[1287].  Bruno [II] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the foundation of Kloster Knechtsteden, and the installation of "Gerardum de Hostade" as Vogt, by charter dated 5 Aug 1134 witnessed by "Hermannus comes de Vincellenburch, Gerardus de Hostade, Gerardus de Mulesfurt…"[1288].  von Plesse, Markgraf 1139.  "…Comes Hermannus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1141 under which Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis"[1289].  In 1144, he bought the largest part of the inheritance of Siegfried [IV] Graf von Boyneburg [Nordheim], whose widow married Hermann's younger brother Heinrich.  The transfer was recognised by Konrad III King of Germany who enfeoffed Graf Hermann with the territories, creating a powerful counterbalance in southern Saxony to the weight of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony [Welf][1290].  Vogt von Corvey 1147.  He was murdered by ministeriales on account of his arrogance[1291].  The succession to his estates was disputed between Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Albrecht "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg, ignoring the rights of his daughters or the children of his deceased younger brother Heinrich[1292].  The dispute was finally resolved at the diet of Würzburg in Oct 1153 when Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany awarded the Winzenburg inheritance to Duke Heinrich, while Markgraf Albrecht received the similarly disputed Plötzkau lands[1293].  The Annales Magdeburgenses record that "comes Hermannus de Wincenburh…et coniunx eius Liuchardis" were killed "1152 4 Kal Feb"[1294]m firstly (1142) ELISABETH of Austria, daughter of LEOPOLD III "der Heilige" Duke of Austria [Babenberg] & his second wife Agnes of Germany [Staufen] (-20 May 1143).  The Continuatio Claustroneoburgensis names "Elisabeth" as fourth daughter of "Liupoldus marchio Austrie" and "Agnetem imperatoris Heinrici IV filiam", specifying that she married "Hermannus…lancravius de Saxonia"[1295].  The necrology of Kloster Neuburg records the death "XIII Kal Jun" of "Elizabet filia marchionis"[1296]m secondly (1148) as her third husband, LIUTGARD von Stade, divorced wife firstly of FRIEDRICH [II] Pfalzgraf von Sommerschenburg and secondly of ERIK III "Lam" King of Denmark, daughter of RUDOLF [I] von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Richgard von Sponheim (-murdered Winzenburg 30 Jan 1152).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Rodolfum, Udonem et Hartwigum Bremensem archiepiscopum, et filiam nomine Liuccardem" as children of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis" & his wife Richardis, specifying that Liutgard married "Friedericus iunior de Sumersenburh palatinus comes"[1297].  The Annales Stadenses names "Lutgardim [filiam Rodolfi]" as firstly wife of "Friderici palatine de Somersgenburg", secondly of "Erico…Lam regi Danorum" and thirdly of "Hermanno de Winceburg"[1298].  She was murdered with her third husband1038.  Graf Hermann [II] & his second wife had three children: 

a)         daughter (1149-).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the three daughters of "Hermanno de Winceburg" and his wife "Lutgardis", specifying that one (unnamed) married firstly "Hinricus…comes de Svarzeburg" (recording that he was drowned in a latrine) and secondly "Olricus de Witin"[1299]m firstly (1170) HEINRICH [I] Graf von Schwarzburg, son of SIZZO [II] Graf von Schwarzburg & his wife Gisela von Berg ([1130]-drowned Erfurt 26 Jul 1184).  m secondly as his first wife, ULRICH Graf von Wettin, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Wettin & his wife Sophie --- (-Wettin 28 Sep 1206, bur Petersberg). 

b)         daughter (1150-).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the three daughters of "Hermanno de Winceburg" and his wife "Lutgardis", specifying that the second (unnamed) daughter married "Magnus Burtzius dux Daniæ" but was sent back to Saxony with her nose cut[1300]m ([1166]) BURIS Henrikssen Duke of Sønderjylland, son of HENRIK Svendsen "Skadelår/the Limper" [Denmark] & his wife Ingrid Ragnvaldsdatter of Sweden ([1130]-murdered [1167]). 

c)         HEDWIG von Winzenburg (1151-).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the three daughters of "Hermanno de Winceburg" and his wife "Lutgardis" but gives no information concerning the third daughter[1301].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Canoness at Quedlinburg 1188. 

6.         MECHTILD von Winzenburg (-23 May [1155]).  The Annales Stadenses refer to the wife of "Udonem [filius Rodulfi]" as sister of "Hermanni qui occisus est Wincenburg" but does not name her[1302].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (1124 after 7 Dec) UDO [V] Graf von Stade, son of RUDOLF [I] Graf von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Richgard von Sponheim (-killed in battle 15 Mar 1130).  He succeeded his first cousin in 1128 as UDO Markgraf der Nordmark

7.         SOPHIA von Winzenburg (-25 Mar 1160, bur Lamspringe).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1160 of "domna Sophia marchionissa" and that of "soror eius Beatrix abbatissa Quidlingeburgensis octavo die…subsecuta"[1303]m (1124) ALBRECHT [I] "der Bär" Graf von Ballenstedt, son of OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt, Duke of Saxony & his wife Eilika of Saxony [Billung] ([1100]-18 Nov 1170, bur Ballenstedt).  He was invested in 1138 as ALBRECHT Duke of Saxony and succeeded in 1140 as ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg

8.         HEINRICH [III] von Windberg (-1146 after 3 Aug).  Graf von Assel [Asleburg].  Graf von Plesse 1144.  After his second marriage, he received part of the succession of his wife's first husband, although the major part was bought by Heinrich's older brother Hermann II Graf von Winzenburg[1304].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1146 of "Heinricus de Assele , frater Hermanni comitis"[1305]m firstly EUPHEMIA von Vohburg, daughter of DIEPOLD III Markgraf von Vohburg & his first wife Adelajda of Poland.  The Notæ Genealogicæ Bavaricæ names (in order) "filium…Diepoldum et quatuor filias…Adelam imperatricem, Sophiam de Leksmunde, Eufemiam de Assel, Iuttam uxorem advocati Ratisponensis" as children of "Marchio Dietpoldus" & his wife "de Polonia"[1306]m secondly ([27 Oct/27 Nov] 1144) as her second husband, RICHENZA, widow of SIEGFRIED [IV] Graf von Boyneburg [Nordheim], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  Graf Heinrich [III] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         OTTO von Assel (-[31 Aug 1171/1175]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Assel 1162.  In 1166, he joined the alliance of Saxon princes against Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony[1307].  He is last named in documents in 1170.  After his death, the inheritance (consisting of estates to the east of Hildesheim, including the fortress of Lichtenberg) was taken by Duke Heinrich some time between 1170 and 1177[1308]m SALOME von Heinsberg, daughter of GOSWIN [III] Heer von Heinsberg und Valkenburg & his wife Adelheid von Sommerschenburg.  Her parentage and marriage are deduced from the charter dated 5 Mar 1185, under which Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Adheleydis comitissa de Scowenburg” (with the consent of “matris sue Salome sororis mee”)[1309], read together with Arnold's Chronica Slavorum which records the marriage of "comes Adolfus" and "filiam comitis Ottonis de Dasle"[1310].  Her brother, Philipp Archbishop of Köln, claimed her husband's inheritance on her behalf[1311].  1180/86.  Otto & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADELHEID von Assel (-25 Dec 1185).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum records the marriage of "comes Adolfus" and "filiam comitis Ottonis de Dasle", specifying that it was arranged by "Philippo Coloniensi archiepiscopo, cuius propinqua erat"[1312], undated but dated to [1182] from the context of other passages.  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Adheleydis comitissa de Scowenburg” (with the consent of “matris sue Salome sororis mee”), by charter dated 5 Mar 1185[1313].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln confirmed the donation to Loccum by “neptis mea Athelhedis comitissa de Asla uxor comitis Adolfi de Scowenburc” (with the consent of “matris sue Salome sororis mee”), by charter dated 1186[1314]m ADOLF [III] Graf von Holstein, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Holstein & his wife Mechtild von Schwarzburg ([1158/60]-3 Jan 1225, bur Loccum). 

b)         SOPHIA von Windberg (-before 1171).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m ROTTMANN [I] von Himstedt

9.         WOLFGANG von Windberg (-before 1188).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m as her first husband, RICHIZA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Marquart von Himberg

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    OSTFALIA

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von AMMEN SLEBEN

 

 

Ammensleben is located about 10 kilometres north of Magdeburg in the present-day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         --- m ---, daughter of --- [von Gleiberg] & his wife ---.  The Annalista Saxo records "sororis Herimanni regis" as mother of "Theodericus", but does not name her husband[1315].  Her parentage depends on the speculation concerning the correct parentage of Hermann [anti] King of Germany which is discussed in detail under Gleiberg in the document FRANCONIA NOBILITY.  Two children: 

a)         DIETRICH (-1120)Graf von Ammensleben 1108.  Reinhard Bishop of Halberstadt and "dominus Milo comes" donated property to Kloster Hillersleben by charter dated 10 Aug 1109 with the consent of "uxoris sue Ludburga", named as present "comites duo Theodoricus et filius eius prefatus Milon"[1316].  He and his wife founded Kloster Ammensleben in 1120.  The Annales Magdaburgenses record the death in 1120 of "Thiedericus comes senior de Ameneslove"[1317]m as her second husband, AMELRADA von Ammensleben, widow of EKBERT von Harbke, daughter of DIETRICH von Ammensleben Graf von Grieben & his wife Margareta [Dignamenta] ---.  Graf Dietrich & his wife had three children: 

i)          MILO (-killed in battle Kulm 18 Feb 1126).  Graf von Ammensleben.  Vogt of Kloster Hillersleben.  Reinhard Bishop of Halberstadt and "dominus Milo comes" donated property to Kloster Hillersleben by charter dated 10 Aug 1109 with the consent of "uxoris sue Ludburga", named as present "comites duo Theodoricus et filius eius prefatus Milon"[1318]m LIUDBURGA, daughter of OTTO Graf von Hillersleben & his wife Aldesindis von Eilsdorf.  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records the marriage of "Milo comes de Hammensleue" and "Lütburgam, filiam Altesindis"[1319].  1109.  Reinhard Bishop of Halberstadt and "dominus Milo comes" donated property to Kloster Hillersleben by charter dated 10 Aug 1109 with the consent of "uxoris sue Ludburga"[1320].  Graf Milo & his wife had four children: 

(a)       BIA .  1135/1148.  m BURKHARD Graf von Valkenstein, son of Graf EGINO [III] & his wife --- (-after 1155).  [1107/09]/1155. 

(b)       HERMANN .  1129/1135.  Graf von Ammensleben

(c)       OTTO (-[15 Jan 1152/1 Aug 1154], bur Ammensleben).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben names "Ottonem comitem de Hildensleue" as son of "Milo comes de Hammensleue" & his wife[1321]Graf von Ammensleben.  Vogt of Kloster Ammensleben 1135.  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Otto comes de Hildesleuen advoatus eiusdem cenobii cum Thiderico fratre suo" among the representatives of Hillersleben[1322].  Graf von Hildesleben.  A charter dated 18 Oct 1151 records an exchange of property between Kloster Schöningen and "Ottoni comiti de Hildesleve", witnessed by "Theodericus gener comitis"[1323]m BERTHA, daughter of ---.  1129.  Graf Otto & his wife had one child: 

(1)       BERTHA von Ammensleben (-after 1174).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben names "Bertham" as daughter of "Ottonem comitem de Hildensleue", specifying that she married "primero Tiderico de Wychmanstorp et postea Berengero comiti de Lare"[1324].  A charter dated 18 Oct 1151 records an exchange of property between Kloster Schöningen and "Ottoni comiti de Hildesleve", witnessed by "Theodericus gener comitis"[1325].  1162.  Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[1326]m firstly (before 18 Oct 1151) DIETRICH von Wichmannsdorf Graf von Haldensleben, son of ROBERT von Haldensleben & his wife Kunigunde ---.  1162/1174.  m secondly BERENGAR [II] Graf von Lohra, son of LUDWIG [II] Graf von Lohra & his wife Judith von Schwalenberg (-before 1197).  1182/1197. 

(d)       DIETRICH (-Rome 1154).  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Otto comes de Hildesleuen advoatus eiusdem cenobii cum Thiderico fratre suo" among the representatives of Hillersleben[1327].  Canon at Magdeburg 1135/1148. 

ii)         ODA .  The Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium names "Oda…filia Thitmari comitis, consobrini Heinrici regis…procerum de Ammensleve" as wife of "Gevehardo de Querenvorde"[1328].  Her relationship with Heinrich I King of Germany has not yet been established.  m GEBHARD [II] von Querfurt, son of BURCHARD [von Querfurt] & his wife --- (-killed in battle Kulm 18 Feb 1126). 

iii)        GISELAm (repudiated [1126]) WALO [II] von Veckenstedt (-murdered 1126).  He was murdered at the wedding of Werner von Veltheim. 

b)         DEDI m as her first husband, BIA, daughter of EKBERT von Harbke & his wife Amelrada von Ammensleben.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Dedo von Krosigk

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von DANNENBERG

 

 

Dannenberg is located on the left bank of the river Elbe, about 40 kilometres south-east of Lüneburg in the present-day German state of Niedersachsen. 

 

 

1.         VOLRAD [II] (-[29 Sep 1226/23 Jan 1234])Graf von Dannenberg.  "…Volradus comes de Dannenberch…" witnessed the charter dated 29 Sep 1226 under which "Adolfus…Holtsatie Stormarie et Wagrie comes" founded Kloster Preetz[1329]m JUTTA von Wölpe, daughter of BERNHARD [II] Graf von Wölpe & his first wife Sophie von Dassel (-after 1215).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 23 Jan 1234).  Graf von Dannenberg.  "Adolfus…comes de Schowenburch" donated property to the church at Riddagshusen by charter dated 23 Jan 1234, witnessed by "frater noster Bruno prepositus de Lubeke, Ludolfus comes de Haleremunt, Heinricus comes de Dannenberech, Henricus comes de Waldenberech…"[1330]

 

 

 

C.      BURGGRAFEN von MAGDEBURG

 

 

 

BURCHARD [II] von Querfurt, son of GERHARD Graf von Querfurt & his wife Oda von Ammensleben (-after 20 Nov 1161).  The Annalista Saxo names "Conradi Magedaburgensis episcopi et --- Magdaburgensis comitis" as children of Gebhard[1331].  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardus frater Conradi archiepiscopi" when recording his appointment as Burggraf von Magdeburg in 1136[1332].  Vogt von Lutisburg 1146.  Vogt von Kloster Neuwerk zu Halle 1156. 

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

Burchard [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         BURCHARD [III] (-[1177/78])Burggraf von Magdeburgm MECHTILD von Gleichen, daughter of LAMBERT [I] Graf von Gleichen zu Tonna & his wife Mechtild --- (-[1200]).  Her existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Heinrich [I] Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the donation of property by "comes Lambertus senior quondam privignam suam…Adelhedim", which also refers to "filio suo Lamberto et…duabus filiabus suis"[1333].  The primary source which confirms her name and her marriage has not yet been identified.  Burchard [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         daughter m ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Wernigerode, son of --- (-after 1214). 

b)         KONRAD [I] ([1160]-murdered 2 Dec 1202).  Bishop of Hildesheim 1194.  Bishop of Würzburg 1201. 

c)         ADELHEID (-[6/7] Apr [1210]).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "domna Adelheidis, filia domni Burchardi de Querenvorde" as wife of "comitis de Schowenburg" when recording that she and her mother-in-law, together with "Adolphus de Dasle", received Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony in Lübeck on his return from England[1334].  "Adolphus…comes Wagriæ, Holsatiæ atque Stormariæ" donated property to Kloster Reinfeld, in the presence of "Adelheide…nostri consortem", by charter dated 1189[1335].  A charter dated 1200 confirms a donation by "Comes Adolfus de Scowenburc et uxor eius cometissa Athelheidis et utriusque filia Meithildis" to "Scildecensis ecclesie"[1336].  "Adolfus comes de Schowenburg et filius meus eiusdem nominis" acknowledged return of property from "domina Gisla de Antenthorpe mansum unum in Magethevelde" and its donation to "cenobio…Lacus sancte Marie", for "pie memorie uxoris nostre domine Alheidis comitisse", by charter dated to [1215/24][1337].  "Adolfus…Holtsatie Stormarie et Wagrie comes" founded Kloster Preetz, for the souls of "coniugis Heilwigis patris…nostri comitis Adolfi ac matris nostre Adelheidis", by charter dated 29 Sep 1226[1338].  The necrology of Visbeck records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Alheidis comitissa"[1339]m (before May 1189) as his second wife, ADOLF [III] Graf von Holstein, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Holstein & his wife Mechtild von Schwarzburg ([1158/60]-3 Jan 1225, bur Loccum). 

d)         GEBHARD [IV] (-[1213])Burggraf von Magdeburgm ([1200]) as her first husband, LUKARDIS von Nassau, daughter of RUPRECHT [III] "der Streitbare" Graf von Nassau & his wife Elisabeth von Leiningen Gräfin von Schaumburg (-[31 Aug] before 1222).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (before 1217) Hermann [III] Graf von Virneburg.  "Elysa comitissa dicta de Schowenburg, relicta…Ruperti comitis de Nassowe" sold property to Kloster Johannisberg, with the consent of "Hermanni comitis de Virneburg et Luccardis conthoralis ipsius filie nostre advocatiam et iudicium ville Steinheim", by charter dated 27 Feb 1204 (presumably misdated)[1340].  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 31 Aug of "Lucardis comitisse incluse"[1341].]  Gebhard [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          RUPRECHT (-1266).  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1260. 

ii)         LUITGARD m WALTER [IV] von Arnstein und Barby, son of WALTER [III] von Arnstein & his wife Gertrud von Ballenstedt (-after 1259). 

iii)        GEBHARD [V] ([1200]-before [1237/40]).  Graf zu Querfurt. 

-         QUERFURT-NAUMBURG.  A charter dated 6 Jul 1285 records an alliance involving "...Geuehardus et Gerardus fratres de Querenuorde ac eorum filii Olricus, Albertus et Henricus, comites dee Regensteyn..."[1342]

iv)       BURCHARD (-[1254/55])

-         GRAFEN von MANSFELD

e)         BURCHARD [IV] (-Antioch 1190, bur Antioch St Paul)Burggraf von Magdeburgm SOPHIE von Wettin, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Wettin & his wife Sophie --- (-[1189/95]).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Heinricum comitem…et Conradum…et Ulricum comitem et Sophiam" as children of "Heinricus comes de Witin" & his wife, specifying that Sophie married "Burchardo Magdeburgensi burggravio"[1343].  Burchard [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          BURCHARD [V] ([1185]-[1243/46])Burggraf von Magdeburgm SOPHIE von Thüringen, daughter of FRIEDRICH von Thüringen Graf von Ziegenhain & his wife Liutgard von Ziegenhain (-after 2 Apr 1247).  "Sophia nata quondam Friderici comitis de Wildungen, relicta Burchardi Burggravii Magdeburgensis" donated property to the archbishopric of Mainz by charter dated 2 Apr 1247[1344].  Burchard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       BURCHARD (-1273)m GISELA Gräfin von Rabenswald, daughter of ---.  Heiress of Hardegg. 

-         QUERFURT-MAGDEBURG-HARDEGG

(b)       BURCHARD (-1290). 

f)          WILHELM

2.         UDO (-[1186]).  Bishop of Naumburg 1165. 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von SOMMERSCHENBURG

 

 

ADALBERT [Sevecco] von Sommerschenburg, son of ---

m OUDA [Hilaria] von Goseck, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] von Goseck Pfalzgraf in Sachsen & his wife Agnes von Weimar (-near Zorbau 1088, bur Goseck).  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Oudam" daughter of "comes Fridericus [et] Agnam…de Wimare"[1345].  The same source records the death "apud curtim suam Zurbowo" of "soror domini palatine Ouda" about the same time as the death of her brother and her burial in Goseck monastery, specifying that her real name was "Hilaria, sed quia lingua Teuthonica…nomen mutavit Ouda"[1346].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Adelbertum archiepiscopum, Dedonem et Fridericum palatinos comites, et filiam nomine Odam quam Adelbertus quidam nobilis cognominatus Seveke de Sumerschenburc accepit uxorem" as children of "Friderico comiti" & his wife Agnes[1347], although as noted elsewhere it incorrectly identifies the origin of Agnes. 

Adalbert & his wife had one child: 

1.         FRIEDRICH [I] von Sommerschenburg (-[18 Oct 1120/1121]).  He is named son of "Adalbertus Scucco" & his wife, sister of Pfalzgraf Friedrich, in the Annalista Saxo, which specifies that Friedrich succeeded his maternal uncle as Pfalzgraf[1348]Pfalzgraf in Sachsen 1097.  The Chronicon Gozecense names "comes Fridericus palatini de Sumersenburch" as son of "Ouda"[1349].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Fridericum comitem palatinum" as son of "Adelbertus quidam nobilis cognominatus Seveke de Sumerschenburc" & his wife Oda[1350].  The documents dated Feb 1111 relating to the coronation of Heinrich V King of Germany as emperor name "Fridericum filium sororis suæ, marchionem Engilbertum, marchionem Thiebaldus, comitem Hermannum, Fridericum palatinum comitem de Saxonia, Berlingarium de Bavaria, Godefridum comitem, Fridericum Saxonum, Albertum cancellarium, Cononem fratri Berengarii, Sigebot de Bavaria, Henricum ducem Carinthie, Bertoldum filium ducis Bertoldi" as the emperor's guarantors[1351].  "Fridericum palatinum comitem de Saxonia" signed fifth in the list of lay witnesses who swore for Heinrich V King of Germany at the time of his coronation as emperor in 1111[1352].  Vogt of Kloster Schöningen 1120.  m (after 1106) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Laufen, widow of ADOLF [I] von Hövel [Huwili] Graf von Berg, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Laufen & his wife Ida von Werl.  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelheidam", gives her parentage, her two husbands, her sons by her first husband and her son "palatinum comitem Fridericum iuniorem" by her second husband[1353].  Pfalzgraf Friedrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH [II] von Sommerschenburg (-19 May 1162, bur Marienthal).  The Annalista Saxo names "palatinum comitem Fridericum iuniorem" and his parents[1354].  Pfalzgraf von Sachsen 1121.  Pfalzgraf von Sommerschenburg 1123/1124.  Vogt von Walbeck: Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Fredericus comes palatinus, eiusdem ecclesie advocatus, et filius eius Albertus" among the representatives of Walbeck[1355].  Vogt of Quedlinburg 1150.  He founded Kloster Marienthal.  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1162 of "Fridericus palatinus"[1356]m (divorced before 1144) as her first husband, LIUTGARD von Stade, daughter of RUDOLF I von Stade Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife Richgard von Sponheim (-murdered Winzenburg 30 Jan 1152).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Rodolfum, Udonem et Hartwigum Bremensem archiepiscopum, et filiam nomine Liuccardem" children of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis" & his wife Richardis, specifying that Liutgard married "Friedericus iunior de Sumersenburh palatinus comes"[1357].  She married secondly (1144, divorced) Erik III "Lam" King of Denmark, and thirdly (1148) as his second wife, Hermann II Graf von Winzenburg Pfalzgraf von Sachsen.  The Annales Stadenses names "Lutgardim [filiam Rodolfi]" as firstly wife of "Friderici palatine de Somersgenburg", secondly of "Erico…Lam regi Danorum" and thirdly of "Hermanno de Winceburg"[1358].  She was murdered with her third husband.  Pfalzgraf Friedrich [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ADALBERT von Sommerschenburg (-[15 Jan/17 Mar] 1179).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adalbertum" son of "Friedericus iunior de Sumersenburh palatinus comes" & his wife Liutgard[1359].  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Fredericus comes palatinus, eiusdem ecclesie advocatus, et filius eius Albertus" among the representatives of Walbeck[1360]Pfalzgraf von Sommerschenburg 1158.  Vogt at Quedlinburg, Marienthal and Huysburg.  Opposed to the expansionist policies of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony, Adalbert allied himself with Albrecth "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg.  He was, however, forced to submit to the duke and transfer to him the fortress of Lauenburg, south-west of Quedlinburg[1361].  He adhered to the alliance of Magdeburg, which formalised the opposition to Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony, at Santersleben, south of Haldensleben, 14 Jul 1167[1362].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1179 of "Adalbertus palatinus comes"[1363]m (Meiningen 1154) LIUTGARD von Henneberg, daughter of BERTHOLD [I] Graf von Henneberg Burggraf von Würzburg & his wife Bertha von Putelendorf (-22 Nov 1220, bur Klosterkirche Trostadt).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the wife of "Albertum palatinum [filium Friderici palatine de Somersgenburg]" as "filiam Popponis de Hinnenberch" but does not name her[1364].  After her husband's death, she was harassed by Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and sold her husband's inheritance in the eastern foreland of the Harz mountains to the archbishopric of Magdeburg[1365]

ii)         ADELHEID von Sommerschenburg (-1 May 1184).  The Annales Stadenses refers to the daughter of "Friderici palatine de Somersgenburg" as "abbatissam de Quedlinburg" but does not name her[1366].  Abbess of Gandersheim.  Abbess of Quedlinburg before 2 Jul 1161.  The Annales Pegavienses record the death "1184 Kal Mai" of "domna Adelheidis abbatissa in Gandersheim et Quidelingeburg"[1367]

b)         ADELHEID von Sommerschenburg (-before 1180).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by "domnus Gozwinus secundus Henesbergensis et uxor eius Aleidis" to the church at their castle, with the consent of "filiis eius Philippo…archiepiscopo, Gozwino, Godefrido", by charter dated 13 Mar 1165 (but redated to [1167/68])[1368]m GOSWIN [III] von Valkenburg und Heinsberg, son of GERHARD von Heinsberg und Valkenburg & his wife Oda von Walbeck (-18 Apr [1167/68]). 

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von WALBECK

 

 

Walbeck lies about 10 kilometres north-east of Süpplingenburg in the north of the present day German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. 

 


LOTHAR [I] von Walbeck, son of --- (-killed in battle near Lenzen an der Elbe 5 Sep 929).  Thietmar records the death of two of his great grandfathers "both named Liuthar" at the battle of Lenzen 5 Sep[1369]

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

Graf Lothar [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         LOTHAR [II] von Walbeck (-986).  Thietmar names his grandfather "Liuthar", recording that he participated in the plot to assassinate Emperor Otto I for which he exiled to Bavaria "to be held in captivity by Count Berthold" where he remained for a year[1370]Graf von Walbeckm MATHILDE von Arneburg, daughter of BRUNO Graf von Arneburg [Querfurt] & his wife Frederuna --- (-3 Dec 992).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Thietmar records the death of his paternal grandmother Mathilde on 3 Dec in the same year in which her son Siegfried died[1371].  Graf Lothar [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         LOTHAR [III] von Walbeck (-25 Jan 1003, bur Köln Cathedral).  Thietmar names his paternal uncle Liuthar, recording that he attempted to deprive his mother of all her possessions after the death of his brother Siegfried[1372].  Graf im Derlingau und im Nordthüringgau 982.  He succeeded in 982 as LOTHAR I Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records that he was installed as Markgraf after "Teoderici ducis et marchionis" was deprived of the dignity following the destruction by the Slavs of the churches "Branneburch et Havelbergan" and their relapse into paganism[1373].  Thietmar records the death on 25 Jan, in the first year of the reign of King Heinrich II (1003), of "Markgraf Liuthar" and his burial at Köln[1374]m as her first husband, GODILA, daughter of WERNER [Graf von Rothenburg] & his wife --- (-1015).  Thietmar names a "nobly born woman from the West…Godila" as wife of Lothar, naming her father Werner and specifying that her cousin was Wicfrid Bishop of Verdun[1375].  Thietmar records that Godila remained unmarried for four years after her husband died then married secondly "her relative Hermann"[1376].  She married secondly (1007) Hermann [II] Graf von Werle.  Godila's second husband has been identified as Hermann [II] Graf von Werl[1377].  If this is correct she must have been his second wife as Thietmar records that "she was denied any hope of future offspring" as she was excommunicated for the marriage, her husband being "her relative"[1378].  Graf Lothar [III] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          WERNER von Walbeck (-murdered Allerstedt 11 Nov 1014, bur Walbeck Monastery).  Thietmar records the birth of Werner as first son of Lothar and his wife, born when his mother was "in her thirteenth year"[1379].  The Annalista Saxo names "marchio Werinharius" as son of Lothar[1380].  He succeeded in 1003 as WERNER Markgraf der Nordmark, until 1009.  After accusations brought against him at Merseburg by Graf Dedo [Wettin], Werner was deprived of his titles[1381].  Thietmar records Werner abduction of Reinhild "mistress of Beichlingen" in Nov 1014, his capture and planned trial, his death "on the feast of St Martin having patiently endured whatever misfortunes had hitherto come his way", and his burial[1382].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "11 Nov" of "Wirinher com"[1383]m (Jan 1003) LIUTGARD von Meissen, daughter of EKKEHARD I Markgraf von Meissen & his wife Schwanehild [Billung] (-13 Nov [1012], bur Walbeck Monastery).  Thietmar names Liutgard as first born child of Ekkehard and his wife Swanhild[1384].  "Liutgardem" is also named in the Annalista Saxo, which records her parentage[1385].  Thietmar describes Liutgard as "on the one side…my niece and on the other my cousin's wife" when recording her death[1386], although she was rather remotely related to Thietmar to be described as his niece.  Thietmar records the betrothal of Werner & Liutgard daughter of Ekkehard after Werner abducted her from the fortress of Quedlinburg, and in a later passage their eventual marriage in Jan of the first year of the reign of King Heinrich II (1003)[1387].  Thietmar records her death on 13 Nov, in a passage dated to 1012, and her burial at Walbeck monastery[1388]

ii)         LOTHAR [IV] von Walbeck (-killed in battle 1033).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded as LOTHAR II Markgraf der Nordmark, Graf von Walbeckm ---.  The name of Lothar's wife is not known.  Graf Lothar [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       SIEGFRIED von Walbeck (-after 1087).  Graf von Derlingau und im Nordthüringgau.  1068/1087.  "Herimannus…rex" donated property "duabus villis…in pago Norththuringau in comitatu Sigefridi comitis" to the church of Halberstadt by charter dated 13 Apr 1083[1389]m ---.  The name of Siegfried's wife is not known.  Graf Siegfried & his wife had [one] child:

(1)       [ODA von Walbeck (-1152).  The Annalista Saxo names Oda as daughter of "prenominati Sigefridi de Waldbiki" (who, from the context of the passage, appears to be Siegfried [I] "der Ältere", see below, which must be incorrect), and names her husband Goswin[1390].  A further indication that Oda's father must be a different Siegfried is that the chronicler Thietmar, son of Siegfried "der Ältere", does not name Oda as his sister, although he names all his other siblings.  Oda founded Kloster Heinsberg in [1145].  It does not appear chronologically possible for Oda to have been the wife of Goswin [I] Heer van Heinsberg.  It is more likely that she was the wife of his son Gerhard.  m GERHARD [I] Heer van Heinsberg en Valkenburg, son of GOSWIN [I] Heer van Heinsberg & his wife --- (-1 Apr 1128).] 

iii)        BERTHOLD von Walbeck (-1018 or after).  Thietmar names "Berthold, Liuthar's son", when recording that he invaded Burg Monreberg and killed Balderic in 1017, but in a later passage that he surrendered to the emperor voluntarily[1391].  1017/18.  m [firstly] IRMGARD von Aspel, daughter of GODIZO Graf von Aspel und Heimbach & his wife --- de Verdun [Wigeriche].  The primary source which confirms Irmgard's origin has not so far been identified.  However, the Vita Meinwerci records a donation (undated, but with other donations dated [1022]) of "comes…Godizo" with the consent of "coniugis suæ Addilæ ac sororis suæ heredis iustissimæ", witnessed by "Liudolfi, Udonis, Hiddonis, Acca comitum"[1392], which suggests that any children of Godizo predeceased their father.  [m secondly ---.  No direct reference has been found to this second marriage.  However, if it is correct, as shown above, that the wife of Berthold was the daughter of Godizo Graf von Aspel und Heimbach, the reference in the Vita Meinwerci (see above) indicates that she must have predeased her father.  As the same source records that Godizo's sister was his heiress, Berthold could not have had any surviving children by his supposed marriage to Irmgard.  This indicates that Berthold must have married twice, and that his second wife was the mother of his daughter, who would have been named after his first wife.]  Berthold & his [second] wife had one child: 

(a)       IRMGARD von Aspel (-[5 Feb 1075]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated to [1074/87] records various donations to Admont including the donation by "Irmgart comitissa vidua Chadilhohi comitis"[1393]m CHADALHOH Graf im Isengau, son of CHADALHOH Graf im Isengau & his wife --- (-30 Oct 1050). 

iv)       [DIETRICH .  Thietmar names "my cousin Dietrich", recording that he was a canon at Magdeburg in [1008/09][1394].] 

b)         EILIKA [Eiliswintha or Eila] von Walbeck (-19 Aug 1015, bur Schweinfurt Kloster).  The Annalista Saxo records that "Eila" daughter of "Lotharius comes senior de Walbike" married "Bertoldus comes", their son being named Heinrich[1395].  She built the Münster at Schweinfurt.  During her son's rebellion in 1003, she secured favourable treatment during the siege of her castle by threatening to take refuge inside the church and let herself be burned alive there[1396].  The death of "Eila filia Lotarii de Waldbike, mater Heinrici marchionis" is recorded in the Annalista Saxo on "XIV Kal Sep", which specifies that she was buried in Kloster Schweinfurt which she had founded[1397].  Thietmar records the death of "Countess Eila" on 19 Aug and her burial in the monastery which she had constructed[1398]m ([970]) BERTHOLD Markgraf, Graf des Ostlichen Franken [Schweinfurt], son of --- (-15 Jan 980). 

c)         SIEGFRIED [I] "der Ältere" von Walbeck (-Walbeck 15 Mar 992).  Thietmar names his father Siegfried, recording that "then a young man and unmarried" he supported Markgraf Hodo against Miezsko of Poland at the battle of Zehden[1399]Graf von Walbeck.  "Otto…imperator augustus" gave judgment in a dispute between Werner Abbot of Fulda and Gozbert Abbot of Hersfeld, concerning ship travel along the Hörsel, by charter dated 30 Dec 979, which names "comites nostros Sigebertum, Sigefridum et Brunonem"[1400], Siegfried presumably being Graf Siegfried [I].  Thietmar records his father's death on 15 Mar, in the same year that his mother died, at the fortress of Walbeck[1401]m (end 972) KUNIGUNDE von Stade, daughter of HEINRICH "der Kahle" Graf von Stade & his first wife Judith von der Wetterau [Konradiner] ([956]-Burg Germersleben 13 Jul 997, bur Germersleben).  Thietmar records that his father Siegfried "was mourned by his wife Cunegunde", stating that her brother-in-law Liuthar attempted to deprive her of all her possessions after the death of her husband, although all was restored to her with the emperor's help[1402].  Her marriage can be dated approximately from Thietmar describing her husband as unmarried at the time of the battle of Zehden[1403], which is dated to 24 Jun 972.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in "Germersleve" on "III Id Iul 998" of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifies that she was sister of "Heinrici, Sigefridi et Udonis" and names her five sons (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum"[1404].  In another passage, the Annalista Saxo records "Iudhithe comitisse filie Heinrici Calvi de Stadhen" as wife of "Sigefridi comitis de Waldbike"[1405].  Thietmar records the death of his mother at Burg Germersleben on 13 Jul[1406].  Graf Siegfried [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          HEINRICH von Walbeck (973-killed in battle 1002 or after Sep 1004).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum" as the five sons of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifying that Heinrich inherited his father's county suggesting that he was the oldest despite the order in which the brothers are named (which gives the three clerical brothers before the two lay ones)[1407].  Thietmar records that "Count Heinrich my brother" was involved in the battle in the "lands of the Milzeni", which from the apparently chronology of the text took place after the installation of Jaromir as Duke of the Bohemians (Sep 1004), and returned the body of "Hemuzo" (whose vassal he was) to the deceased's homeland[1408]

ii)         FRIEDRICH von Walbeck (974-after 1012).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum" as the five sons of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifying that Friedrich administered Magdeburg as prefect[1409]Graf von Walbeck, Burggraf von Magdeburg.  m firstly as her first husband, THIETBURGA, daughter of ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "Thietberga comitissa" wife of "Friderici Magedaburgensis comitis", specifying that she married secondly "quidam nobilis de proceribus Hessorum, genuitque ille Meinfridum, qui predicto fratri suo Conrado, quia filium non habuit, in comitatu successit"[1410].  She married secondly ---.  m secondly ---.  Graf Friedrich & his first wife had [two] children: 

(a)       KONRAD von Walbeck .  The Annalista Saxo names "Conradum Magedaburgensem comitem" and gives his parentage[1411]Graf von Walbeck, Burggraf von Magdeburg.  m ADELHEID, daughter of ---, from Bavaria.  The Annalista Saxo names Adelheid wife of Konrad, specifying that she was "de Bawaria"[1412].  Graf Konrad & his wife had one child: 

(1)       MATHILDE von Walbeck .  The Annalista Saxo names her and gives her parentage, as well as her marriage to "Teodericus comes de Ploceke"[1413]m DIETRICH Graf von Plötzkau, son of BERNHARD I von Kakelingen Graf im Harzgau & his wife Irmingard --- (-3 Aug ----, bur Kakelingen). 

(b)       [BRIGIDA .  Thietmar names his niece Brigida "who exercised pastoral care over the monastery of St Lawrence"[1414].  There is no proof of her parentage, but Friedrich is the only brother of Thietmar who is recorded as having married and had children.  Another possibility is that she was a descendant of Lothar [III], Thietmar's paternal uncle, assuming that the relationship was more remote than implied by the strict meaning of the term niece. 

Friedrich & his second wife had one child:

(c)       MEINFRIED von Walbeck (-killed in battle 1079).  The Annalista Saxo names "Meinfridum" as son of "Thietberga comitissa" and her second husband "quidam nobilis de proceribus Hessorum", specifying that he succeeded his brother Konrad[1415]Graf von Walbeck, Burggraf von Magdeburg. 

iii)        THIETMAR von Walbeck (25 Jul 975-1 Dec1018).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum" as the five sons of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifying that Thietmar, Siegfried and Bruno were bishops and in a later passage that Thietmar was Bishop of Merseburg[1416].  The historian and chronicler.  Thietmar recalls in his own Chronicon that he was first brought up by his maternal aunt Emnilde at Quedlinburg, transferred to Abbot Rikda g second abbot of St Johann at Magdeburg, and 1 Nov 990 "accepted into the community of St Maurice", in a later passage writing that he was the third son of his parents[1417].  Provost of Walbeck 1002.  Bishop of Merseburg 1009. 

iv)       SIEGFRIED von Walbeck (-27 Nov 1032[1418]).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum" as the five sons of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifying that Thietmar, Siegfried and Bruno were bishops, and in a later passage that Siegfried was Bishop of Münster[1419].  Abbot of Berge, near Magdeburg 1009.  Bishop of Münster 1022. 

v)        BRUNO von Walbeck (-21 Aug 1049).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum" as the five sons of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifying that Thietmar, Siegfried and Bruno were bishops, and in a later passage that Bruno was Bishop of Verden[1420].  Abbot of Nienburg.  Abbot at Magdeburg 1025.  Bishop of Verden 1034. 

Graf Siegfried [I] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

vi)        WILLIGIS .  Thietmar names "Willigis who was my brother from my father", recording that he installed him as Provost of Walbeck after his own appointment as bishop in 1009[1421]

d)         DIETMAR von Walbeck .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Corvey 983-1001. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    STADE

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von STADE (family of LOTHAR)

 


Stade had developed since the 8th century as a principal centre of trade and communications[1422].  The Grafen von Stade created their domain between the lower Elbe and Weser rivers.  They extended their power northwards with the acquisition of Dithmarschen in the mid-11th century[1423].  They became Markgrafen of the Nordmark in 1056.  The Annales Stadenses recount a major dispute in the early 12th century, concerning the inheritance of the county of Stade, between the heir of Ida von Elstorp [Brunswick], her grandson Egilmar II Graf von Oldenburg, and the incumbent Grafen von Stade[1424].  It is assumed that Graf Egilmar prevailed in the dispute, at least temporarily, although this is not explicitly stated in the narrative, as the Annales record that he granted administration of the county to his representative Friedrich, presumably while the Graf von Stade concentrated his attention on responsibilities to the east in his capacity as Markgraf der Nordmark.  The family of this Friedrich is set out in Part B below.  This transfer of power, if it occurred at all, was presumably short-lived as descendants of Graf Lothar-Udo III are recorded as Grafen von Stade until 1144/45.  No further mention is made of Friedrich, apart from the record of the death of "Fridericus comes Stadensis" in the Annales Stadenses in 1135, presumably the same person.  Some corroboration of a transfer of power in Stade is found in the Annalista Saxo which records that Heinrich Graf von Stade, after his death in 1087, gave "comitatum suum Stadhe" to "Friderico, quem habuit quadraginta annis" while his brother Lothar-Udo succeeded as Markgraf[1425].  This is chronologically inconsistent with the involvement of Egilmar II Graf von Oldenburg, who only succeeded his father as Graf in or after 1108.  Other sources which record the history of the family of the Grafen von Stade make no mention of the episode.  After the death of Rudolf II Graf von Stade in 1144, his brother and successor Hartwig transferred his inheritance to the archbishopric of Bremen in return for a regrant of a life interest, presumably to obtain a powerful protector against the aggression of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony.  The move was ineffective, as Duke Heinrich challenged the grant, took possession of the lands and captured both Hartwig and the archbishop, releasing them only after they agreed to recognise his claim.  The absence of references in the sources to any claim by successors of Friedrich at this time also suggests that the rise to power of his family had been ephemeral.  Duke Heinrich enclosed Stade in a ring of fortifications and conferred civic rights on the town in the [1160s].  These were confirmed in 1209 by his son Otto IV King of Germany[1426]

 

 

LOTHAR [I] von Stade, son of --- (-killed in battle near Ebstorf 2 Feb 880)Graf von Stade.  The Gesta Francorum lists "Liutharium" as one of the twelve counts who were killed fighting the Danes in 880[1427]

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

Graf Lothar [I] & his wife had [one] child: 

1.         [LOTHAR [II] von Stade (-killed in battle near Lenzen an der Elbe 5 Sep 929).  No proof has been found that Lothar [II] was the son of Lothar [I] but this looks likely.  Thietmar records the death of two of his great grandfathers "both named Liuthar" at the battle of Lenzen 5 Sep[1428].]  m SWANEHILD, daughter of --- (-13 Dec ----).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Graf Lothar [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] "der Kahle" von Stade (-11 May 976, bur Kloster Heeringen).  The paternity of Heinrich is determined from Thietmar recording the death of two of his great grandfathers "both named Liuthar" at the battle of Lenzen 5 Sep[1429]Graf von Stade.  He constructed Burg Harsefeld in 964. 

-        see below

b)         GERBURG von Stade .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

c)         SIEGFRIED [I] von Stade .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Stade 954/973.  "Otto…rex" granted property "Asundorf marcam et Dornsteti marcam Liubissa…in pago Hassigeuui in comitatu comitis Sigiuuridi…loco Biscopstat…in pago Altgeuui in comitatu comitis Uuillihelmi" to "vassallo Billing" by charter dated 23 Apr 961[1430]

d)         THIETMAR von Stade (-12 Mar 1001).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Corvey 983. 

 

 

HEINRICH [I] "der Kahle" von Stade, son of LOTHAR [II] Graf on Stade & his wife Swanehild --- (-11 May 976, bur Kloster Heeringen).  The paternity of Heinrich is determined from Thietmar recording the death of two of his great grandfathers "both named Liuthar" at the battle of Lenzen 5 Sep[1431].  The Annalista Saxo refers to "Heinricus Calvus comes de Stathen" as "consanguineus" of Emperor Otto I[1432], but the precise relationship between the two has not been identified.  Graf von Stade.  Graf im Heilangau 959: "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago…Helinge et Moside in locis…Buochstadon et Rinchurst in comitatu et legatione Heinrici comitis" to Magdeburg St Moritz by charter dated 2 Jul 959[1433].  He constructed the castle of Harsefeld [Herseveld][1434] in 964.  Thietmar names his "grandfather Heinrich" when recording that he tried to capture Duke Hermann Billung at Magdeburg allegedly in response the duke's "arrogance" in certain ceremonial matters[1435]

m firstly ([946]) JUDITH, daughter of --- [Konradiner] & his wife --- (-16 Oct [973]).  "Iuditham sororem Udonis ducis qui postmodum in Calabria sub Ottone Rufo cum multis occubuit" is named in Annalista Saxo, which specifies that she had three sons "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" and three daughters (unnamed), constructed the castle "qui Herseveld dicitur" and was buried with her husband (unnamed) at Heslinge[1436].  Her husband is named "Heinricus Calvus comes de Stathen" in a later passage[1437].  Thietmar records that his grandmother Judith died 26 Oct and "rests in a church which her daughter had constructed"[1438].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "16 Oct" of "Juthita com"[1439]

m secondly HILDEGARD [von Reinhausen, daughter of ELLI [I] Graf von Reinhausen & his wife ---] (-11 Jun ----).  The Annales Stadenses name "Hildigardam" as wife of "Heinricus calvus" and mother of "Bonus Heinricus"[1440].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Graf Heinrich [I] & his first wife had seven children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] "der Gute" von Stade ([946]-2 Oct 1016, bur Harsefeld).  "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" are named as the three sons of Judith in the Annalista Saxo, Siegfried being named "filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" in a later passage[1441].  Thietmar also names his three maternal uncles "Heinrich, Udo and Siegfried", specifying that Heinrich and Siegfried were captured by pirates together with Count Adalgar when their brother Udo was killed [23 Jun 994][1442]Graf von Stade.  The Annalista Saxo records that "Henricus comes, filius Heinrici de Stathe" destroyed the castle of Hersefeld and founded a monastery on the site[1443].  The Annales Stadenses name "Heinricus canonicus in Hildensem" as only son of "Heinricus Calvus [et] uxorem Hildegardam" (although it appears chronologically impossible for Heinrich [II] to have been the son of Heinrich [I] by his second wife), specifying that he left the church, was known as "Bonus Heinricus" and had two sons "Sifridum comitem qui Stade ædificavit" and a brother who was captured by pirates, the remaining parts of the passage contradicting the genealogy of the family as set out in the Annalista Saxo[1444].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "duo fratres…Heinricus et Sigifrdus" were captured in 994 and "tertius Udo" killed[1445].  The death of "Heinricus comes, filius Heinrici de Stathe" is recorded in the Annalista Saxo "VI Non Oct 1016"[1446].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "2 Oct" of "Heinricus com"[1447]m ([970]) MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-19 Oct ----, bur Harsefeld).  "Mactilidis" is named wife of "Heinricus comes, filius Heinrici de Stathe" in the Annalista Saxo[1448].  Graf Heinrich [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [SIEGFRIED] [III] von Stade ([970]-26 Oct 994).  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum comitem qui Stade ædificavit" as one of the two sons of "Bonus Heinricus"[1449].  However, as noted above, the remaining parts of this passage contradict the genealogy of the family set out in the Annalista Saxo.  It is unclear therefore whether this Siegfried existed as a separate person.  Some corroboration is found in Adam of Bremen who names "marchio Sigafridus, comes Thiadricus" among the Saxons captured by Danes at "apud Stadium", although as noted below it is more likely that this refers to Heinrich [II] "der Gute" and his brother Siegfried.  Adam specifies that "marchio Sigafridus" was the only captive who was able to escape to seek help, returning with "dux Benno" with whom he was victorious[1450].  The passage is undated but adjacent paragraphs suggest that it relates to an incident in the late 980s/early 990s.  Thietmar records that, after the payment of the ransom for the release of Heinrich, the latter was "replaced by his only son" (unnamed), and in a later passage that, after the escape of Siegfried, his captors "cut off the noses, ears and hands of the priest my cousin" and the other captives before throwing them into the water[1451].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "26 Oct" of "Sigifrith com"[1452].] 

b)         [son .  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum comitem qui Stade ædificavit" as one of the two sons of "Bonus Heinricus"[1453], although as noted above it is not certain that this is correct.  The existence of the second unnamed son is therefore not certain and is not corroborated in other sources.] 

2.         LOTHAR-UDO [I] von Stade ([950]-killed in battle near Stade 23 Jun 994).  "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" are named as the three sons of Judith in the Annalista Saxo, Siegfried being named "filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" in a later passage[1454].  Thietmar also names his three maternal uncles "Heinrich, Udo and Siegfried", specifying that Udo was killed in battle "with the pirates"[1455]Graf von Stade.  The Annales Corbeienses record that "duo fratres…Heinricus et Sigifrdus" were captured in 994 and "tertius Udo" killed[1456].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "23 Jun" of "Udo com"[1457]m --- im Liesgau, daughter of SIEGBERT Graf im Liesgau & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Graf Lothar-Udo [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [III] von Stade .  The Annalista Saxo names him brother of Udo, when recording that they (among others) were the murderers of Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen in 1002, but does not give their parentage[1458].  Graf im Liesgau 997.  Canon at Hildesheim Cathedral after 1002. 

b)         UDO von Stade (before 986-after 1040).  The Annalista Saxo names him brother of Heinrich, when recording that they (among others) were the murderers of Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen in 1002, but does not give their parentage[1459].  Graf im Liesgau 1013/1033.  Graf im Rittegau 1020.  m BERTRADA, daughter of ---.  She is named as wife of Udo in the Annalista Saxo, which specifies that she was "de Suevia" but does not give her parentage[1460].  Graf Udo & his wife had one child: 

i)          DIETRICH [I] von Stade (-killed in battle Werben 10 Sep 1056).  The Annalista Saxo names "comes Theodericus de Katalanburh" as son of Udo & his wife, when recording his death[1461].  Graf von Katlenberg 1039. 

-         GRAFEN von KATLENBURG

3.         GERBERG von Stade ([950]-[1000]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1462], she married secondly Bruno [VI] Graf von Braunschweig.  Presumably this is incorrect, as the wife of Bruno von Braunschweig who died in the early years of the 11th century is recorded in other sources as Gisela of Swabia, who married as her third husband Konrad II King of Germany.  The marriage is also inconsistent with the dates accorded to the first husband of Gerberg.  m ([975]) DIETRICH [I] von Querfurt, son of BRUNO Graf von Arneburg & his wife Frederuna ---. 

4.         KUNIGUNDE von Stade ([956]-13 Jul 997, bur Germersleben).  The Annalista Saxo records the death in "Germersleve" on "III Id Iul 998" of "Cunigund comitissa uxor Sigefridi de Waldbike", specifies that she was sister of "Heinrici, Sigefridi et Udonis" and names her five sons (in order) "Thietmarum, Sigefridum, Brunonem, Heinricum, Fridericum"[1463]m (end 972) SIEGFRIED [I] "der Ältere" Graf von Walbeck, son of LOTHAR I Graf von Walbeck [Nordmark] & his wife Mathilde von Arneburg (-15/16 Mar 991). 

5.         HEDWIG [Hathui] von Stade ([960/61]-18 Jul ----).  Thietmar records that his grandfather's daughter, daughter of Judith and a god-daughter of Emperor Otto I, took the veil and was ordained abbess five days before the death of the emperor "though she was but twelve years old"[1464].  Abbess of Heeslingen 973. 

6.         EMNILDE von Stade .  Thietmar records that his "maternal aunt Emnilde" educated him at Quedlinburg (where she was presumably a nun), noting that she "had long suffered from paralysis"[1465]

7.         SIEGFRIED [II] von Stade ([965]-6 Jan or 1 May 1037).  "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" are named as the three sons of Judith in the Annalista Saxo, Siegfried being named "filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" in a later passage[1466]Graf von Stade

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Graf Heinrich [I] & his second wife had one child: 

8.         HILDEGARDE von Stade ([974/77]-3 Oct 1011, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).  The primary source which confirms Hildegarde's parentage and her marriage has not so far been identified.  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "3 Oct" of "Hildegarth ducissa"[1467]m ([990]) BERNHARD I Herzog in Sachsen, son of HERMANN Billung dux in Saxony & his [first/second] wife [Oda ---/Hildesuit---] (-Corvey 9 Feb 1011, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis (-Corvey 9 Feb 1011, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis). 

 

 

SIEGFRIED [II] von Stade, son of HEINRICH "der Kahle" Graf im Heiangau & his first wife Judith von der Wetterau [Konradiner] ([965]-6 Jan or 1 May 1037).  "Heinricum, Udonem et Sigefridum" are named as the three sons of Judith in the Annalista Saxo, Siegfried being named "filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" in a later passage[1468].  Thietmar also names his three maternal uncles "Heinrich, Udo and Siegfried", specifying that Heinrich and Siegfried were captured by the pirates together with Count Adalgar when their brother Udo was killed [23 Jun 994][1469].  Adam of Bremen names "marchio Sigafridus, comes Thiadricus" among the Saxons captured by Danes at "apud Stadium", specifying that "marchio Sigafridus" was the only one able to escape to seek help, returning with "dux Benno" with whom he was victorious[1470].  The passage is undated but adjacent paragraphs suggest that it relates to an incident in the late 980s/early 990s.  The Annales Corbeienses record that "duo fratres…Heinricus et Sigifrdus" were captured in 994 and "tertius Udo" killed[1471].  Thietmar also records that Siegfried eventually escaped from captivity to seek help for the remaining captives[1472]Graf von Stade.  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "1 May" of "Sifridus com"[1473]

m (before 23 Jun 994) ADELA von Alsleben, daughter of GERO Graf von Alsleben & his wife Adela --- (-1 May ----).  The wife of "Sigefrido filio Heinrici comitis de Stathen" is named "Athela" in the Annalista Saxo, which also names their son and two daughters.  She is named "Adhelam filiam Geronis comitis de Alesleve" in a later passage[1474].  Thietmar records that Siegfried was welcomed back by "his wife Adela" after his escape from captivity[1475]

Graf Siegfried [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         LOTHAR-UDO [II] von Stade (after 23 Jun 994-7 Nov 1057).  He is named "Liutgerum comitem", and his parentage specified, in the Annalista Saxo[1476].  His birth date is estimated from Thietmar recording that his father Siegfried had no sons for use as hostages at the time of his capture by pirates in Jun 994[1477].  He succeeded his father in 1037 as Graf von Stade.  He succeeded in 1056 as LOTHAR-UDO I Markgraf der Nordmark.  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "6 Nov" of "Udo com"[1478]m ([1025]) ADELHEID [von Rheinfelden], daughter of --- (-7 Dec after 1057, bur Alsleben).  The Annales Stadenses name "Adelheithim amitam Rodolfi [von Rheinfelden]" as wife of "comitem Luderum"[1479].  Other parts of these Annales appear unreliable and this statement should be treated with caution until corroborated by another source.  The word “amita”, if used in its strict sense, would indicate paternal aunt, but it has been observed that the terms patruus/avunculus/amita/matertera are sometimes used indiscriminately in medieval sources to indicate relationships on either the paternal or maternal side of a family.  Graf Lothar-Udo [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         LOTHAR-UDO [III] von Stade ([1020/30]-4 May 1082).  The Annales Stadenses name "Udonem primum" as son of "comitem Luderum" & his wife Adelheid[1480]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his father in 1057 as LOTHAR-UDO II Markgraf der Nordmark

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2.         IRMGARD von Stade .  "Irmingardem et Bertam abbatissas de Alesleve" are named, and their parentage specified, in the Annalista Saxo[1481].  Abbess of Alsleben. 

3.         BERTHA von Stade .  "Irmingardem et Bertam abbatissas de Alesleve" are named, and their parentage specified, in the Annalista Saxo[1482].  Abbess of Alsleben. 

 

 

LOTHAR-UDO [III] von Stade, son of LOTHAR-UDO [II] Graf von Stade, LOTHAR-UDO I Markgraf der Nordmakr & his wife Adelheid [von Rheinfelden] ([1020/30]-4 May 1082).  The Annales Stadenses name "Udonem primum" as son of "comitem Luderum" & his wife Adelheid[1483]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his father in 1057 as LOTHAR-UDO II Markgraf der Nordmark.  "Heinricus…rex" granted "comitatum Udonis marchionis" to the church of Bremen-Hamburg by charter dated 24 Oct 1063, with the consent of "Ottonis Baiuuariorum ducis, Bertoldi ducis, Ottonis marchionis, Fritherici comitis palatine, Ekkiberti comitis"[1484].  The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Udo senior Saxonicus marchio" on "IV Non Mai" 1082[1485]

m ([1065]) ODA von Werl, daughter of HERMANN [III] Graf von Werl & his wife Richenza [Ezzonen] ([1050]-13 Jan 1110).  The Annalista Saxo names "comitem Herimannum, pater domne Ode", also naming Oda's husband and (in a later passage) her mother[1486].  The death of "Oda marchionissa…uxor Udonis marchionis senioris de Stadhen" is recorded in 1110 in the Annalista Saxo[1487]

Graf Lothar-Udo [III] & his wife had six children: 

1.         HEINRICH [III] von Stade ([1065]-27 Jun 1087).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda and in a later passage names his wife "Eupracciam filiam regis Ruscie qui in nostra lingua vocobatur Adelheid, quam postea duxit Heinricus imperator"[1488]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded in 1082 as HEINRICH I "der Lange" Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Heinricus marchio de Stadhe, filius Udonis…sine filiis" in 1087, specifying that he gave "comitatum suum Stadhe" to "Friderico, quem habuit quadraginta annis" while his brother Lothar-Udo succeeded as Markgraf[1489]m as her first husband, IEVPRAXIA Vsevolodovna of Kiev, daughter of VSEVOLOD Iaroslavich Grand Prince of Kiev & his second wife Anna of the Kumans ([1071]-1 Aug or 11 Nov 1109).  The Annales Stadenses specifies that "Heinricus Longus…habens uxorem de Rucia" but died without heirs[1490].  The Annalista Saxo names "Eupracciam filiam regis Ruscie qui in nostra lingua vocobatur Adelheid, quam postea duxit Heinricus imperator" as wife of "Heinricus marchio"[1491].  She was known as ADELHEID in Germany.  She married secondly (14 Aug 1089, divorced 1099) as his second wife Emperor Heinrich IV King of Germany

2.         LOTHAR-UDO [IV] von Stade ([1070]-2 Jun 1106)The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda[1492]Graf von Stade.  The Annalista Saxo records that he succeeded his brother in 1087 as LOTHAR-UDO III Markgraf der Nordmark[1493]Betrothed to EILIKA of Saxony, daughter of MAGNUS Duke of Saxony & his wife Zsófia of Hungary ([1075/80]-16 Jan 1143).  The Annales Stadenses record that "marchio Udo" was proposing to marry "Eilikam filiam Magni ducis" but his intention was diverted in the house of Hilperich Graf von Plötzkau to the latter's beautiful sister "Ermengardam"[1494]m ([1095/1100]) as her first husband, IRMGARD von Plötzkau, daughter of DIETRICH Graf von Plötzkau & his wife Mathilde von Walbeck ([1085/87]-26 Nov 1153 or 1 Sep before 1161 or 26 Nov 1163, bur Kakelingen).  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that Irmgard married "Udoni marchioni"[1495].  The Annales Stadenses records the second marriage of "Ermengardis" with "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini"[1496].  She married secondly ([1108/14]) Gerhard [I] Heer van Heinsberg.  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Irmingat marchionissa" among the representatives of Walbeck[1497].  Graf Lothar-Udo [IV] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HEINRICH [IV] von Stade ([1102]-4 Dec 1128).  The Annalista Saxo records "Heinricum marchionem et duas filias" as the children of Lothar-Udo & his wife, specifying in a later passage that Heinrich patruelis of Udo and Rudolf died childless[1498]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his uncle in 1114 as HEINRICH II Markgraf der Nordmark[1499].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1128 of "Heinricus marchio filius Udonis marchionis"[1500]m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Ballenstedt, daughter of OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt & his wife Eilika of Saxony ([1100]-).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelbertum marchionem et filiam Adelheidem" as children of "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstidi" and his wife Eilika, specifying that Adelheid married "Heinrico marchioni de Stathen"[1501].  The Annales Stadenses name "Adelheithem sororem marchionis Alberti" as wife of "Heinricum" and specify that she married secondly "vasallus suus Wernerus de Velthem" by whom she had "Albertum de Asterburg et reliquam prolem"[1502].  She married secondly Werner von Veltheim

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

c)         IRMGARD von Stade .  The Annalista Saxo records "Heinricum marchionem et duas filias" as the children of Lothar-Udo & his wife[1503].  The Annales Stadenses names "Poppo de Hinneberche" as husband of the daughter of "marchio Udo [et] Ermengarda" but does not name her[1504].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m POPPO [IV] Graf von Henneberg Burggraf von Würzburg, son of GOTEBOLD [II] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Liutgard von Hohenberg (-1 Sep 1156, bur Kloster Vessra). 

d)         ADELHEID von Stade .  The Annalista Saxo records "Heinricum marchionem et duas filias" as the children of Lothar-Udo & his wife[1505].  The Annales Stadenses names "marchio Hinricus, putativus frater Rikencem imperatricis" as husband of the daughter of "marchio Udo [et] Ermengarda" but does not name her[1506].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m HEINRICH II Markgraf von Meissen und der Niederlausitz, Graf von Eilenburg, son of HEINRICH I Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin] & his wife Gertrud von Braunschweig (posthumously [1103/04]-1123). 

3.         RUDOLF [I] von Stade (-7 Dec 1124).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda[1507]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his brother in 1106 as RUDOLF I Markgraf der Nordmark, but was deposed in 1114[1508].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1124 of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis"[1509]m RICHGARD von Sponheim, daughter of HERMANN von Sponheim Burggraf and Vogt of Magdeburg [Carinthia] & his wife --- (-1151).  The Annalista Saxo names "Richardis filia Herimanni Magedaburgensis comitis" as wife of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis"[1510].  The Annales Stadenses name "Richardim de Franconia" as wife of "Rodulfus filius Udonis primi"[1511].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg, by charter dated 15 Jul 1128, witnessed by "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…"[1512].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated "predium in Spurchenheim…comparatum…a cometissa Richarde uxore marchionis Rudolfi et filio eorundem Udone" to Mainz cathedral by charter dated 1128[1513].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1151 of "Richardis mater Hardwigi episcopi"[1514].  Wichmann Archbishop of Magdeburg confirmed the foundation of Stift Jericho, naming "occiso a Thietmarsiensibus…comite de Staden Rodolfo, Marchionis Rodulfi filio, dominus Hartuigus frater eiusdem occisi principis, Bremensis ecclesie…archiepiscopus, nec non…mater illorum Domina Richardis", by charter dated 1172[1515].  Graf Rudolf & his wife had six children: 

a)         RUDOLF von Stade (-13 Oct ----, young).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         UDO [V] von Stade (-killed in battle Aschersleben 15 Feb 1130).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Rodolfum, Udonem et Hartwigum Bremensem archiepiscopum, et filiam nomine Liuccardem" as children of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis" and his wife Richardis, specifying that Udo died childless[1516]Graf von Stade.  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg, by charter dated 15 Jul 1128, witnessed by "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…"[1517].  Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz donated "predium in Spurchenheim…comparatum…a cometissa Richarde uxore marchionis Rudolfi et filio eorundem Udone" to Mainz cathedral by charter dated 1128[1518].  He succeeded his first cousin in 1128 as UDO Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1130 of "Udo comes de Frekenleve, filius Rodulfi marchionis", specifying that he was killed at Aschersleben by the forces of Markgraf Adalbert[1519]m (1124 after 7 Dec) MECHTILD von Winzenburg, daughter of HERMANN [I] Graf von Windberg, Ratelberg und Winzenburg, Markgraf von Sachsen & his second wife Hedwig of Carniola and Istria (-23 May [1155]).  The Annales