SAXONY, NOBILITY

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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN von ALSLEBEN. 5

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN von AMMENSLEBEN. 6

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN von ARNSBERG. 9

A.         GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (WERLE) 9

B.         GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (CUYK) 11

Chapter 4.                GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN. 17

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN von BALLENSTEDT. 20

Chapter 6.                  GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG, GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN. 24

Chapter 7.                GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG. 27

Chapter 8.                GRAFEN von CALVELAGE. 28

Chapter 9.                GRAFEN von CAPPENBERG. 30

Chapter 10.              GRAFEN von DANNENBERG. 33

Chapter 11.              GRAFEN von DASSEL. 33

Chapter 12.              GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN. 37

Chapter 13.              HERREN und GRAFEN von HALLERMUND. 40

A.         HERREN von HALLERMUND.. 40

B.         GRAFEN von HALLERMUND (SCHWARZBURG) 43

Chapter 14.              GRAFEN von KATLENBURG. 44

Chapter 15.              HERREN zur LIPPE. 45

Chapter 16.              GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA. 51

Chapter 17.              BURGGRAFEN von MAGDEBURG. 54

Chapter 18.              GRAFEN von NORTHEIM.. 57

Chapter 19.              PFALZGRAFEN von SACHSEN 966-1130. 62

A.         PFALZGRAFEN [in SACHSEN] 966-1047. 62

B.         PFALZGRAFEN von SACHSEN, von GOSECK, von PUTELENDORF. 64

C.        PFALGRAFEN von SACHSEN, von SOMMERSCHENBURG.. 68

Chapter 20.              GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU. 71

Chapter 21.              GRAFEN von PYRMONT. 75

Chapter 22.              GRAFEN von QUERFURT. 77

Chapter 23.              GRAFEN von RATZEBURG. 80

Chapter 24.              GRAFEN von RAVENSBERG. 82

Chapter 25.              GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG. 93

Chapter 26.              GRAFEN von SEEBURG. 97

Chapter 27.              GRAFEN von STADE. 100

A.         GRAFEN von STADE (family of LOTHAR) 100

B.         GRAFEN von STADE (family of FRIEDRICH) 113

Chapter 28.              GRAFEN von SÜPPLINGENBURG. 115

Chapter 29.              GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG. 118

A.         GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG.. 118

B.         GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG (BENTHEIM) 122

Chapter 30.              GRAFEN von VELTHEIM.. 124

Chapter 31.              GRAFEN von WALBECK. 126

Chapter 32.              GRAFEN von WALDECK. 132

Chapter 33.              GRAFEN von WERL. 133

Chapter 34.              GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE. 137

Chapter 35.              GRAFEN von WINZENBURG. 141

Chapter 36.              GRAFEN von WOLDENBERG. 146

Chapter 37.              GRAFEN von WÖLPE. 147

 

 

 

 

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 so far 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 10th 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 (different 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. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN von ALSLEBEN

 

 

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 relate 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]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN von AMMENSLEBEN

 

 

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[15].  Her parentage depends on the speculation concerning the correct parentage of Hermann [anti] King of Germany which is discussed in detail 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"[16].  He and his wife founded Kloster Ammensleben in 1120.  The Annales Magdaburgenses record the death in 1120 of "Thiedericus comes senior de Ameneslove"[17]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"[18]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"[19].  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"[20].  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[21]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[22].  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"[23]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"[24].  A charter dated 18 Oct 1151 records an exchange of property between Kloster Schöningen and "Ottoni comiti de Hildesleve", witnessed by "Theodericus gener comitis"[25].  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"[26]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[27].  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"[28].  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

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN von ARNSBERG

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (WERLE)

 

 

KONRAD von Werl, son of BERNHARD Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg] & his wife --- (-killed in battle Friesland 10 Jul 1092).  Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vogt of Paderborn Cathedral 1066.  He was killed fighting the Frisians in 1092[29].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Counradus comes" was killed "a Morsaciensibus" in 1092[30]

m MATHILDE von Northeim, daughter of OTTO I Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza [Ezzonen].  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[31].  The Annales Stadenses also refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "secunda mater fuit Frederici comitis de Arnesberch" but does not name her[32].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

Graf Konrad & his wife had three children: 

1.         HERMANN von Werl (-killed in battle 19 Jul 1092).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         FRIEDRICH "der Streitbare" von Werl (-11 Feb 1124).  The Annalista Saxo names "Fridericum comitem" and his parents[33]Graf von Arnsberg.  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln donated property to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 1116 witnessed by "Franco burgicomes, comes Fridericus de Arnesberg, comes Adolfus de Monte, Theodericus de Gladbach, Arnulfus de Odenkirche…"[34].  Friedrich [I] Archbishop of Köln confirmed donations to Kloster Siegburg by charter dated 29 Mar 1117 witnessed by "Comes Fridericus de Arnesburg, Comes Adolfus de Monte, Comes Adolfus de Saphfenberg, Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Theodericus de Gladebach et Edelgerus frater eius…"[35].  Vogt of Paderborn Cathedral.  The Annales Rosenveldenses records the death in 1124 of "Fredericus de Arnesburg"[36]m as her first husband, ADELHEID van Limburg, daughter of HENDRIK I Graf van Limburg Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his second wife Adelheid von Botenstein (-6 Feb before 1146).  The Annalista Saxo records the second of the two daughters of "Heinricus dux de Lintburh" & his wife Adelheid von Botenstein as the wife of "Fridericus comes de Arnesberge" but does not name her[37].  "Chuno de Horberch…cum uxore sua Adelheit" donated property to Osterhove monastery[38].  The primary source which confirms Adelheid, wife of Kuno, as the widow of Friedrich Graf von Arnsberg has not yet been identified.  She married secondly ([Feb 1124/1130]) Kuno Graf von Horburg, and thirdly (before 19 Mar 1140) as his first wife, Konrad II Graf von Dachau.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  Graf Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         IDA [Jutta] von Arnsberg .  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis refers to "Friderici comitis filiam" as the wife of Gottfried Graf von Cappenburg[39].  The Annales Stadenses specifies that "unam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her, was wife of "Godefridus de Cuc, pater comitem Heinrici et Frederici de Arnesburch" while "secundam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her either, was wife of "Otto de Cappenburch, cuius filia Eilica uxor Eilmari"[40]Europäische Stammtafeln[41] conflates these two possible daughters into one, married twice.  No source has been identified which confirms that this is correct, although the death of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg shortly before the marriage to Gottfried van Kuyc suggests that it is a possibility.  This is the solution which is shown here.  The Annales Stadenses contain many inaccuracies and it is preferable not to rely exclusively on this source in the absence of independent corroboration.  This unreliability is illustrated by the reference to "Otto de Capenburch", which must be an error for Gottfried, and by the suggestion that the couple were parents of Eilika, later Gräfin von Oldenburg.  The latter point contradicts the Vita Godefridi comitis Cappenbergensis which names Heinrich Graf von Rietberg (see below) as Eilika's father, which is a more acceptable possibility from a chronological point of view.  Heiress of Arnsberg.  m [firstly] GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Cappenberg, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Cappenberg & his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen (-27 Jan 1127).  [m secondly (1129) GOTTFRIED von Malsen gt van Kuyc, son of HEINRICH Heer van Kuyc & his wife Alveradis [von Hochstaden] (-1168 or after).  Graf von Arnsberg [1130].] 

3.         HEINRICH von Werl (-[1115/18]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Rietberg.  Vogt of Paderborn.  m as her second husband, BEATRIX von Hildrizhausen, widow of GOTTFRIED I Graf von Cappenberg, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Hildrizhausen & his wife Beatrix von Schweinfurt (-[1115/22]).  The Annalista Saxo refers to the unnamed daughter of Beatrix von Schweinfurt and her husband as the wife of "Godefridus de Cappenberch", and mother of "duos filios Gotefridum et Ottonem"[42].  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "pater eius Godefridus, mater Beatrix" as parents of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg[43].  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Heinricum comitem de Ryetbeke" as second husband of Beatrix who married him after the death of "Godefrido"[44].  Graf Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         EILIKA von Rietberg (-bur Jadelo).  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Eileke" as daughter of "Heinricum comitem de Ryetbeke" & his wife Beatrix, specifying that she married "comes Eigelmarus de Aldenburg"[45].  Another passage in the same source names "Beatricem, quæ conversa est in Capenberg et sepulta cum Eilica comitissa de Aldenburch ad sanctæ Mariam Magdalenam, et Gerbergim quam clam abduxit domnus Bernherus de Erperode" as sisters of "comites Godefridus et Otto"[46].  The precise wording of this passage is not inconsistent with Eilika being the uterine half-sister of Beatrix and Gerberga.  m EGILMAR [II] Graf im Lerigau [Oldenburg], son of Graf EGILMAR [I] & his wife Richeza --- (-before 1145). 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von ARNSBERG (CUYK)

 

 

GOTTFRIED von Malsen gt van Cuyk, son of HENDRIK Heer van Cuyk & his wife Alveradis [von Hochstaden] (-1168 or after).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names "Godefridus…de Arnsberch ac Hermannus de Kuyc famosi comites et…fratres"[47].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed property of Duisburg by charter dated 8 May 1129 witnessed by "…Comites: …Godefridus et Hermannus de Cuch…"[48].  Lothar King of Germany confirmed the donation to Kloster Siegburg made by "Alverada de Cuck cum suis liberis" by charter dated 2 May 1131 witnessed by "…Comes Gerhardus de Iuliaco, Comes Adolfus de Saffenberch, Gerhardus Hostath, Godefridus et frater eius Herimannus de Chuh, Gerhardus de Mulenarca…"[49]Graf von Arnsberg [1130].  The Annalista Saxo names "Godefridi comitis de Kuc [et] fratre suo Herimanno" recording that the emperor confiscated their ancestral lands[50].  Konrad III King of Germany dismissed claims by "comes Adelbertus de Noruenich" to property "in silva…Osninch" claimed from Kloster Brauweiler by charter dated 14 Sep 1141, witnessed by "…comes Arnoldus de Cleuia, comes Adolfus de Monte, comes Heinricus de Gelra, comes Adolfus de Saphenberch, Gerardus puer comes de Iuliaco, Godefridus de Arnesberch, Herimannus de Cuich…"[51]

m [firstly] (1129) as her second husband, IDA [Jutta] von Arnsberg, widow of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Cappenberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH "der Streitbare" Graf von Arnsberg & his wife Adelheid van Limburg.  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis refers to "Friderici comitis filiam" as the wife of Gottfried Graf von Cappenburg[52].  The Annales Stadenses specifies that "unam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her, was wife of "Godefridus de Cuc, pater comitem Heinrici et Frederici de Arnesburch" while "secundam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her either, was wife of "Otto de Cappenburch, cuius filia Eilica uxor Eilmari"[53]Europäische Stammtafeln[54] conflates these two possible daughters into one, married twice.  No source has been identified which confirms that this is correct, although the death of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg shortly before the marriage to Gottfried van Kuyc suggests that it is a possibility.  This is the solution which is shown here.  The Annales Stadenses contain many inaccuracies and it is preferable not to rely exclusively on this source in the absence of independent corroboration.  This unreliability is illustrated by the reference to "Otto de Capenburch", which must be an error for Gottfried, and by the suggestion that the couple were parents of Eilika, later Gräfin von Oldenburg.  The latter point contradicts the Vita Godefridi comitis Cappenbergensis which names Heinrich Graf von Rietberg (see below) as Eilika's father, which is a more acceptable possibility from a chronological point of view.  Heiress of Arnsberg. 

[m secondly HEILWIG van Renen, daughter of GODFRIED van Renen & his [first] wife Sophia van Bemmel (-after 1178).  "Helewige et heredibus suis…Hugone et Godefrido…" consented to the donation of property at Dilbeek to Bijgaarden near Brussels, by charter dated 1164[55].  Bishop Godfried´s testament dated 9 Apr 1178 names "pater meus Godefridus de Renen" and refers to the distribution of his possessions "de Brabantia" to his three sons "Theoderico, Gerlaco et Arnoldo clerico" and to "Hugoni fratri meo, et michi Godefrido, et sorori Helewigi"[56].] 

Graf Gottfried & his [first] wife had six children: 

1.         HEINRICH [I] (-1203 or after).  The Annales Egmundani name "Heinricus" as son of "Godefridi et Idæ de Arnsberch"[57]Graf von Arnsberg und Rietberg. 

-        see below

2.         ALVERADE (-after 1205).  The Annales Egmundani refer to "Ottonem fratrem Florentii Hollandensis comitis" as "Heinricus comes de Arnesburg generum suum"[58].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and her name has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Malsen.  m OTTO [I] Graf von Bentheim, son of DIRK VI Count of Holland & his wife Sophie von Rheineck ([1140/45]-1208 or after). 

3.         ADELHEID (-after 1200).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Altena.  Abbess of Meschede and Ödingen 1200.  m EBERHARD [I] von Berg, son of ADOLF [II] Graf von Berg & his second wife --- von Schwarzenberg (-23 Jan 1180, bur Altenberg).  Graf von Altena 1161. 

4.         JUTTA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Herford 1146/1155. 

5.         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m HERMANN [II] Graf von Virneburg, son of ---. 

6.         FRIEDRICH von Arnsberg (-in prison [1164/65]).  "…comes Heinricus et Frithericus frater eius de Arnesberge…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1162 under which Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony confirmed a sale of property by Kloster Bursfeld[59]

 

 

HEINRICH [I] von Arnsberg, son of GOTTFRIED van Kuyc Graf von Arnsburg & his [first] wife Ida [Jutta] von Arsnberg (-1203 or after).  The Annales Egmundani name "Heinricus" as son of "Godefridi et Idæ de Arnsberch"[60]Graf von Arnsberg und Rietberg.  "…comes Heinricus et Frithericus frater eius de Arnesberge…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Feb 1162 under which Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony confirmed a sale of property by Kloster Bursfeld[61].  "Heinricus…comes de Arnsberch" donated property, with the consent of "filiorumque meorum Heinrici et Godefridi", by charter dated 1175[62].  Philipp Archbishop of Köln donated property "in Helethen, alteram in Elueruelde comiti Ingelberto de Monte" by charter dated 1176, witnessed by "Albertus comes de Mulbach, Willelmus senior comes de Iuliaco, Willelmus filius eius, Ulricus comes de Nurberg et Gerardus filius eius, Henricus comes de Saphuenberg, Theodericus de Hostahen, Henricus comes de Arnesberg…"[63].  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[64], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  "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[65].  Bruno [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the entry of three sisters into Köln St Maria by charter dated 1192 witnessed by "Henricus comes de Arnesburch et duo filii eius Henricus et Godefridus…"[66]

m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   1203. 

Heinrich [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] von Arnsberg (-[1217]).  "Heinricus…comes de Arnsberch" donated property, with the consent of "filiorumque meorum Heinrici et Godefridi", by charter dated 1175[67].  Bruno [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the entry of three sisters into Köln St Maria by charter dated 1192 witnessed by "Henricus comes de Arnesburch et duo filii eius Henricus et Godefridus…"[68]

-        GRAFEN von RIETBERG

2.         GOTTFRIED [II] von Arnsberg (-1236).  "Heinricus…comes de Arnsberch" donated property, with the consent of "filiorumque meorum Heinrici et Godefridi", by charter dated 1175[69].  Bruno [III] Archbishop of Köln confirmed the entry of three sisters into Köln St Maria by charter dated 1192 witnessed by "Henricus comes de Arnesburch et duo filii eius Henricus et Godefridus…"[70]m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  m secondly AGNES, daughter of ---.  Gottfried [II] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         GOTTFRIED [III] von Arnsberg (-1282).  "Godefridus comes de Arnesberg cum uxore nostra Alheydi et…Engelbertus comes de Marcha cum uxore nostra Cunegundi" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated Jul 1258[71].  "…Godefridus de Arnsbergh, Ludowicus filius eius…Fridericus de Rietburgh…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[72].  "Th. comes de Lymburg nec non Euerhardus filius noster" exchanged property with "consanguineis nostris Godefrido comite de Arnsberg et Lodovico filio suo" by charter dated 10 Feb 1278[73]m (before 1244) ADELHEID von Bliescastel, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Agnes von Sayn (-before 1272).  "Godefridus comes de Arnesberg cum uxore nostra Alheydi et…Engelbertus comes de Marcha cum uxore nostra Cunegundi" donated "patronatus ecclesie de Lussenich" to the Teutonic Knights, for the soul of "quondam comitis Henrici Seynensis", by charter dated Jul 1258[74].  Gottfried [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LUDWIG von Arnsberg (-1313).  "…Godefridus de Arnsbergh, Ludowicus filius eius…Fridericus de Rietburgh…" were among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[75].  "Th. comes de Lymburg nec non Euerhardus filius noster" exchanged property with "consanguineis nostris Godefrido comite de Arnsberg et Lodovico filio suo" by charter dated 10 Feb 1278[76]m PETRONELLA von Jülich, daughter of WILHELM [III] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-after 22 Feb 1300).  Ludwig & his wife had four children: 

(a)       WILHELM von Arnsberg (-1338)m (1296) BEATRIX von Cuyk-Rietburg, daughter of ---.  Wilhelm & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GOTTFRIED [IV] von Arnsberg (-1371).  "Godart greue van Arnsberg ind Anna van Cleue syne…huysvrouwe" granted "deme lande van Arnsberg" to the archbishopric of Köln by charter dated 10 May 1369[77]m ANNA von Kleve, daughter of DIETRICH VI Graf von Kleve & his second wife Margareta von Habsburg (-1378).  "Godart greue van Arnsberg ind Anna van Cleue syne…huysvrouwe" granted "deme lande van Arnsberg" to the archbishopric of Köln by charter dated 10 May 1369[78].  "Anna van Cleue greuynne van Arnsberg" transferred revenue received from "Dyderich greue zu Cleue unse broyder" to the archbishop of Köln by charter dated 1377[79]

(b)       GOTTFRIED von Arnsberg (-1363).  Bishop of Osnabrück 1321.  Archbishop of Bremen 1349. 

(c)       RICHARDA von Arnsberg (-after 1304)m firstly JOHANN [II] zu Mecklenburg Herr zu Gadebusch, son of JOHANN [I] Herr von Mecklenburg Herr von Rostock und Wismar & his wife Luitgard von Henneberg (-14 Oct 1299).  m secondly ([29 Sep 1302]) WILLEM Graaf van Dale, son of OTTO Graaf van Dale & his wife Kunigunde van Bronkhorst (-1328 or after). 

(d)       ADELHEID von Arnsberg m PHILIPP [II] Graf von Vianden, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Vianden & his first wife Aleidis van Oudenaarde (-[1315/16]). 

ii)         MECHTILD von Arnsberg (-after 13 Aug 1298).  "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[80]m HEINRICH [II] Graf von Waldeck, son of ADOLF [I] Graf von Waldeck & his first wife Sophie --- (-1267, bur Kloster Netze). 

iii)        IDA von Arnsberg (-after 1289).  "Witekinus comes de Widechensteyn et uxor mea Aleydis atque fratres mei Wernerus et Sifridus" confirmed the sale of property at Metternich and Weitz made to Abtei Marienstadt by "patre nostro domino Syfrido comite de Widechensteyn atque matre nostra Ida", by charter dated May 1287[81]m SIEGFRIED Graf von Wittgenstein, son of WIDEKIND [I] Graf von Wittgenstein & his wife --- von Runkel (-before May 1287). 

b)         SOPHIE von Arnsberg (-after 3 Jun 1285).  "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[82]m (before 4 May 1240) BERNARD [III] zur Lippe, son of HERMANN [II] zur Lippe & his wife Oda von Tecklenburg (-[Dec 1264/Jan 1265]). 

 

3.         GOTTFRIED (-[1267])m HEDWIG von Ravensberg, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Ravensberg & his first wife Gertrud zur Lippe (-8 Jun 1265).  "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[83].  Gottfried & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH .  "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[84]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN

 

 

1.         WALTER von Steusslingen (-8 Sep ----).  The Vita Annonis names "Anno…ex Alamannorum populis" and "pater eius Walterus, mater Engela"[85].  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[86]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"[87].  Her family connection is indicated by the necrology of Siegburg which records the death “III Kal Apr” of “Heimo avunculus s. Annonis[88].  The Memorial Book of Köln St Maria records the death “II Kal Apr” of “Heymo prepositus huius ecclesie avunculus...Annonis archiepiscopi” and his donation[89].  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Non Feb” of “Engela mater s. Annonis archiepicopi[90].  The Memorial Book of Köln St Maria records the death “Non Feb” of “Engela mater senioris nostri archiepiscopi Annonis” and her donation[91].  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"[92].  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[93]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[94].  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “III Kal Sep” of “Anno puer filius fr s Annonis[95]

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[96]

-         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[97]

v)        ADALBERT von Arnstedt (-after 1120). 

-         BIESENRODE[98]

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

d)         WERNHER [Wezilo] von Steusslingen (-killed in battle Mellrichstadt 7 Aug 1078).  Provost of Köln St Maria 1061.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1063.  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “VII Id Aug” of “Wecelo archiepiscopus frater s Annonis[99]

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[100]

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[101]m ---.  Otto & his wife had five children: 

-        STEUSSLINGEN[102]

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[103]

h)         ENGELA von Steusslingen (-5 Dec ----).  The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Non Dec” of “Engela soror s Annonis archiepiscopi[104]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"[105], together with the continuator of the Gesta Treverorum which records that "Anno Coloniensis episcopus" ordained "nepotem suum Cuononem" at Trier[106]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"[107].  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"[108].  The Vita Conradi Archiepiscopi records "Cuonradus ex nobili prosapia oriundus…ex Suevia oppido Pulinga" and his parents "patre Eilolfo, matre Hazzecha"[109]

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[110]

 

 

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[111]

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 coniguem" as the daughter of "Albertus comes Alberti marchionis filius" & his wife[112].  Walter [III] & his wife had children: 

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

-         GRAFEN von ARNSTEIN[113]

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

iii)        GEBHARD (-1156, before 9 Mar, bur Neuruppin).  Vogt von Leitzkau.  Co-founder of Kloster Neuruppin 1246[114]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"[115].  Possible descendants: 

-         GRAFEN von LINDOW-RUPPIN[116]

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[117]

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). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN von BALLENSTEDT

 

 

The original power base of the Ballenstedt family was in Saxony.  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[118]

 


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

m [HIDDA][119] 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[120]

[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"[121].  "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[122].  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[123]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[124].  Wipo names "Mahthilda de filia Chuonradi regis Burgundiæ" as mother of "iunioris Chuononis"[125].  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[126].  The Annalista Saxo names "Machtildis" as sister of Gisela, wife of Emperor Konrad II, and also names her third husband[127].  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[128].  She attended the Easter celebrations at Ingelheim in 1030[129].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jul of "Mechthild soror imperatricis Gislæ"[130].  "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[131].  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[132].  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"[133]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[134]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"[135]

ii)         EKKEHARD von Schraplau .  The Annalista Saxo names "Esicum seniorum et…Ekkihardum" as sons of "Thiemmo dictus de Scropponlo" & his wife[136]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"[137]

(b)       EKKEHARD von Schraplau .  Annalista Saxo names "Conradum et Ekkihardum de Eikstede" as sons of "Ekkihardum"[138].  

 

 

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[139].  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"[140]

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"[141].  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[142]

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[143].  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[144].  He succeeded his father in [1078] as OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt.  He acquired the county of Ascania in [1100][145].  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[146].  The Annales Rosenveldenses records the death in 1123 of "Otto comes…pater Adalberti marchione"[147]m (before [1096/1100]) EILIKA of Saxony, daughter of MAGNUS Duke of Saxony & his wife Sophia 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"[148].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "16 Jan" of "Eilika Magni ducis filia"[149].  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[150].  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"[151].  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"[152]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[153].  He was adopted by his stepfather Pfalzgraf Heinrich von Laach[154], 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[155].  Vogt of Trier Cathedral in 1097.  Vogt of Springirsbach and Maria Laach.  He founded Kloster Herrenbreitungen in 1112[156].  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[157]

-        GRAFEN von ORLAMÜNDE

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG, GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN

 

 

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[158]

-         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[159]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"[160]m MECHTILD von Ampfurt, daughter of DIETRICH von Ampfurt & his wife ---. 

-         GRAFEN von BLANKENBURG[161].  “Sifridus...comes in Blankenburg...Sifridus et Henrici filii nostri seniores” sold “mansum...Langele” to the hospital of Wernigerode by charter dated 25 Dec 1250[162]

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[163].  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"[164]

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[165]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[166].  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[167]

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"[168].  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly Otto von Hadmersleben (-before 1280). 

-        GRAFEN von REGENSTEIN[169]

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

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GRAFEN von BOYNEBURG

 

 

 

SIEGFRIED [III] von Northeim, son of OTTO Graf von Northeim Duke of Bavaria & his wife Richenza of Swabia [Ezzonen] (-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[170]Graf von Boyneburg.  The Annales Corbeienses record the death in 1107 of "Sigefridus comes"[171]

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

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

1.         SIEGFRIED [IV] von Boyneburg (-27 Apr 1144).  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum de Bomeneburgh, patrem iunioris Sifridi"[172]Graf von Boyneburg und Homburg.  Markolf Archbishop of Mainz confirmed the foundation of Kloster St Blasius at Northeim by "Sigefridi comitis" by charter dated 9 Nov 1141, which gives a long and detailed list of the monastery's property[173].  He ceded the manor of Hittfeld, near Harburg to his proprietary monastery of Amelungsborn which in 1156 sold it to Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony[174].  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1144 of "Sigifridus comes de Bouminiburch"[175]m as her first husband, RICHENZA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly ([27 Oct/27 Nov] 1144) as his second wife, Heinrich [III] von Windberg [Winzenburg] Graf von Assel, who received part of the succession from her first husband.  Graf Siegfried [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUTA von Boyneburg (-17 Aug ----).  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records that "Lodewicus" married "comitis de Bomneburch…filiam…Gudam"[176].  Pope Innocent II granted his protection to Kloster Arnstein, founded by "illustris viri Lodewici et Gode uxoris sue", by bull dated 30 Sep 1142[177].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of Kloster Arnstein by "comes Ludehuicus de Arstein et Guda comitissa uxor sua" by charter dated to [Oct 1144/13 Mar 1145][178].  The Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein records the death "XVI Kal Sep" of "domine Gude comitisse" and her burial in the monastery founded by her and her husband[179]m LUDWIG [III] Graf von Arnstein, son of LUDWIG [II] Graf von Arnstein & his wife Udelhildis --- (-25 Oct 1185). 

2.         RICHENZA von Boyneburg (-1 Feb ----).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m POPPO [I] Graf von Blankenburg, son of --- (-1 Feb after [1164/65]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    GRAFEN von CALVELAGE

 

 

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"[180].  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…"[181].  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…"[182].  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[183].  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[184].  Her first husband repudiated her immediately after the disgrace of her father whom Heinrich IV King of Germany deprived of the dukedom of Bavaria[185].  [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[186]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[187]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[188].  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[189]

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"[190].  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[191]m GERARD de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Geldern (-1166). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    GRAFEN von CAPPENBERG

 

 

 

GODEFROI, son of [HERMANN van Eenham Comte de Verdun & his [first] wife Mathilde ---] .  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Gregorium et Godefridum" the two sons of "Herimannus qui et Hezelo & Mathildem"[192]

same person as…?  GOTTFRIED Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that Graf Gottfried was the same person as the son of Hermann Comte de Verdun[193] (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY) but the basis for this speculation is not known.  Graf im Westfalen.  Graf von Cappenberg

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

Graf Gottfried & his wife had one child: 

1.         HERMANN von Cappenberg (-[1082/91]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis specifies that Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg "avum habuit Hermannum comitem"[194]Graf von Cappenbergm GERBERGA von Huneburg, daughter of [GOTTFRIED von Huneburg Vogt von Neuweiler & his wife ---].  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Hermannum comitem [et] coniuge eius Gerberge de Huneburg"[195].  Graf Hermann & his wife had three children: 

a)         two sons (-murdered [1082/85]).  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         GOTTFRIED [I] von Cappenberg (-killed in battle 1106).  His parentage can be reconstructed from the Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis which specifies that the father of Gottfried [II] Graf von Cappenberg was "Godefridus" and that "avum habuit Hermannum comitem"[196]Graf von Cappenberg.  Vogt von Werden.  m as her first husband, BEATRIX von Hildrizhausen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Hildrizhausen & his wife Beatrix von Schweinfurt (-[1115/22]).  The Annalista Saxo refers to the unnamed daughter of Beatrix von Schweinfurt and her husband as the wife of "Godefridus de Cappenberch", and mother of "duos filios Gotefridum et Ottonem"[197].  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "pater eius Godefridus, mater Beatrix" as parents of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg[198].  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Heinricum comitem de Ryetbeke" as second husband of Beatrix after the death of "Godefrido"[199].  She married secondly Heinrich Graf von Rietberg.  Graf Gottfried [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          [ADELHEID .  Adelheid is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[200] as the daughter of Gottfried [I] Graf von Cappenberg and his wife Beatrix von Hildrizhausen.  However, another table[201] shows Adelheid as the daughter of Beatrix by her second husband Heinrich Graf von Rietberg.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  It is not therefore possible at this moment to judge which version is more likely to be correct.  m as his first wife, ADOLF [II] Graf von Berg, son of ADOLF [I] Graf von Berg & his wife Adelheid von Laufen (-12 Oct after 1160).  Vogt von Cappenberg.] 

ii)         GOTTFRIED von Cappenberg (-27 Jan 1127).  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "pater eius Godefridus, mater Beatrix" as parents of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg, specifying also "avum habuit Hermannum comitem"[202]Graf von Cappenburg.  A charter dated 1125 confirms that "comites Godefridus et Otto fratres" donated property to the church of Cappenburg, witnessed by "Adolphus comes de Altena…"[203].  A charter dated 27 Feb 1126 confirms donations to the church of Cappenburg made by "comes Godefridus et frater eius atque coheres Otto"[204]m [as her first husband,] IDA [Jutta] von Arnsberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Arnsberg [Werle] & his wife Adelheid van Limburg.  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis refers to "Friderici comitis filiam" as the wife of Gottfried Graf von Cappenburg[205].  The Annales Stadenses specifies that "unam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her, was wife of "Godefridus de Cuc, pater comitem Heinrici et Frederici de Arnesburch" while "secundam filiam [Frederici comitis de Arnesberch]", without naming her either, was wife of "Otto de Cappenburch, cuius filia Eilica uxor Eilmari"[206]Europäische Stammtafeln[207] conflates these two possible daughters into one, married twice.  No source has been identified which confirms that this is correct, although the death of Gottfried Graf von Cappenberg shortly before the marriage to Gottfried van Kuyc suggests that it is a possibility.  This is the solution which is shown here.  The Annales Stadenses contain many inaccuracies and it is preferable not to rely exclusively on this source in the absence of independent corroboration.  This unreliability is illustrated by the reference to "Otto de Capenburch", which must be an error for Gottfried, and by the suggestion that the couple were parents of Eilika, later Gräfin von Oldenburg.  The latter point contradicts the Vita Godefridi comitis Cappenbergensis which names Heinrich Graf von Rietberg (see below) as Eilika's father, which is a more acceptable possibility from a chronological point of view.  Heiress of Arnsberg.  [She married secondly (1129) Gottfried von Malsen gt van Kuyc, who was Graf von Arnsberg from [1130].]

iii)        OTTO von Cappenberg (-26 Nov 1171).  The Annalista Saxo refers to the unnamed daughter of Beatrix von Schweinfurt and her husband as the wife of "Godefridus de Cappenberch", and mother of "duos filios Gotefridum et Ottonem"[208]Graf von Cappenberg.  A charter dated 1125 confirms that "comites Godefridus et Otto fratres" donated property to the church of Cappenburg, witnessed by "Adolphus comes de Altena…"[209].  A charter dated 27 Feb 1126 confirms donations to the church of Cappenburg made by "comes Godefridus et frater eius atque coheres Otto"[210].  He and his brother transformed Cappenberg castle into a religious institution and Otto resigned his county and became a monk: "Otto comes quondam in castro Cappenberg et postea…in eodem loco…frater" confirmed the transformation of "castrum Cappenberg in domum religionis" by himself and "frater meus pie recordationis…dominus Godefridus" by undated charter[211]

iv)       BEATRIX von Cappenberg (-29 Jul ----, bur Cappenberg, St Maria Magdalena).  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Beatricem, quæ conversa est in Capenberg et sepulta cum Eilica comitissa de Aldenburch ad sancatæ Mariam Magdalenam, et Gerbergim quam clam abduxit domnus Bernherus de Erperode" as sisters of "comites Godefridus et Otto"[212].  Nun at Cappenberg.  She founded Ilberstadt. 

v)        GERBERGA von Cappenberg .  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Beatricem, quæ conversa est in Capenberg et sepulta cum Eilica comitissa de Aldenburch ad sancatæ Mariam Magdalenam, et Gerbergim quam clam abduxit domnus Bernherus de Erperode" as sisters of "comites Godefridus et Otto"[213]m BERNHER von Erprath, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  GRAFEN von DANNENBERG

 

 

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[214]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…"[215]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  GRAFEN von DASSEL

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         REINOLD [I] von Dassel (-after 1127). 

2.         THIETMAR .  1153. 

 

 

Two brothers, probably sons of Reinold [I]. 

1.         LUDOLF [I] (-in Italy 1167).  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…"[216]m ---.  The name of Ludolf´s wife is not known.  Ludolf [I] & his wife had two children: 

2.         REINOLD von Dassel (-Italy 14 Aug 1167).  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"[217]

 

 

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

1.         LUDOLF [II] (-after 1203).  Graf von Dassel.  "Comes Ludolfus de Dasle" donated property to "beate Marie in Ouerenkerken" by charter dated 1188[218].  "…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[219]m ---.  The name of Ludolf´s wife is not known.  Ludolf [I] & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ADOLF [II] (-bur 28 Dec 1256, Kloster Lippoldsburg).  m ---.  The name of Adolf´s wife is not known.  Adolf [II] & his wife had [eleven] children: 

i)          LUDOLF [V] (-after 14 Mar 1289).  m REGINHEID von Brakel, daughter of BERTHOLD von Brakel & his wife ---.  1262/67. 

(a)       BERTHOLD .  1261/62. 

(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). 

iii)        HEIDENREICH .  1235/70. 

iv)       REINOLD .  1240/44. 

v)        HERMANN (-after 15 Oct 1287).  Canon at Heidesheim. 

vi)       HARTMANN (-after 21 May 1294).  Canon at Merseburg. 

vii)      GERTRUD .  1240/44. 

viii)     ERMENTRUD .  1240/53.  m as his second wife, KONRAD [IV] Graf von Everstein, son of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his first wife --- (-Brunswick 7 Aug [1256], bur Brunswick St Blasius). 

ix)       SOPHIA .  1240/44. 

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.  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[220].  "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[221].  He succeeded as Graf von Ratzeburg after his marriage.  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"[222].  "Alheithis…cometissa de Racebergh" donated property to "filie mee Alheithi comitisse de Rauensberch" by charter dated 6 May 1244[223].  Adolf [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         LUDOLF [IV] (-before 1238)Graf von Dasselm (before 15 May 1231) CLEMENTIA von Everstein, daughter of ALBERT [IV] Graf von Everstein & his second wife Agnes von Wittelsbach (-after 1257).  Ludolf [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ADOLF [V] (-[28 Dec 1256/10 Jul 1257]).  m ---.  The name of Adolf´s wife is not known.  Adolf [VI] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ADOLF [V] (-after 1290).  1259/90. 

(b)       MECHTILD (-after 1290). 

ii)         LUDOLF [VI] (-[25 Jul 1299/25 Aug 1300])m ERMENGARDE von Rietberg, daughter of KONRAD [II] Graf von Rietburg & his wife ---.  Ludolf [VI] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       SIMON (-[17 May 1325/16 Jan 1326])m SOPHIA von Braunschweig, daughter of OTTO II Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his second wife Mechtild von Bayern (-before 2 Jan 1357). 

(b)       KONRAD .  1282/1300. 

(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).  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 .  1224/68. 

d)         ADELHEID von Dassel (-[25 Feb 1262/30 Oct 1263]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   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"[224], 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[225].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[226].  "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…"[227]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 (-after 1215)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[228].  She married secondly ([1180]) as his second wife, Günther [III] Graf von Käfernburg und Schwarzburg

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN

 

 

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.         ALBERT [Adalbert] [I] von Everstein (-after 1122).  Graf im Gau Dobene 1122.  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"[229].  She married secondly Ludwig [II] Graf von Lohra.  Graf Albert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALBERT [Adalbert] [II] von Everstein .  The Chronographus Corbeienses names "Adelbertus, filius prioris Adelberti" (referring to "Adelberto de Everstein")[230]Graf von Everstein .  1142.  "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[231]m ---.  The name of Albert's wife is not known.  Graf Albert [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          ALBERT [III] von Everstein (-1197 or after)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[232].  "…Adelbertus comes de Everstein…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Konrad [I] Archbishop of Mainz exchanged property with Kloster Walkenried[233].  "…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[234].  "…Comes Athelbertus de Everstein" witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1192 under which Emperor Heinrich VI confirmed donations to Corbey[235].  1197.  m [firstly] (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 so far 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"[236], contradicting other sources in many respects.  [m secondly KUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---].  Graf Albert [III] & his [first] wife had two children: 

(a)       KONRAD [II] 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[237].  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200[238]m REGENWIZE, daughter of ---.  Konrad [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       CLEMENTIA von Everstein .  Nun at Willebadessen 1233. 

(b)       ALBERT [IV] von Everstein (-19 Sep before 1217).  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"[239]Graf von Everstein.  -        see below

(c)       OTTO (-after 1200).  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200[240]

(d)       LUDWIG (-after 1200).  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200[241]

(e)       HERMANN (-after 1200).  "Conradus…comes in Eversten et fratres ipsius Otto…Ludewicus et Hermannus" confirmed the purchase of property by Kloster Walkenried by charter dated 1200[242]

ii)         [KONRAD von Everstein .  3 Jun 1166.] 

2.         [KONRAD von Everstein (-after 15 Aug 1128).  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 [first] wife Ryksa of Silesia (-19 Sep before 1217)Graf von Everstein.  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"[243]

m firstly ---. 

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 ----).  1172/1219.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Albertum [filius comiti Alberto de Everstein ultra Coliniam]" as "neptem archiepiscopi Moguntini que fuerat comitissa Silvestris sororem scilicet illius comitis Ottonis de Withhelebac qui interfecit Philippum de Suavia"[244]

Graf Albert [IV] & his first wife had five 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"[245].  1200.  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 [IV] von Everstein (-Brunswick 7 Aug [1256], bur Brunswick St Blasius)Graf von Everstein.  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "suspensus est comes Conradus de Everstein" by "duce Alberto" in 1256[246]m firstly LUTGARD, daughter of --- (-14 Feb before 1243).  m secondly ERMENTRUD von Dassel, daughter of ADOLF [II] Graf von Dassel & his wife ---. 

-        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN[247]

3.         FRIEDRICH (-after 12 May 1261).  Provost at Nörten 1222.  Provost at Hameln 1234. 

4.         LUDWIG [I] (-15 Sep 1284)Graf von Eversteinm ADELA von Gleichen, daughter of LAMBERT [III] Graf von Gleichen & his wife Sophie von Orlamünde (-before 1266). 

-        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN[248]

5.         HERMANN [I] (-before 1272).  m HEDWIG, daughter of JOHANN Jakobsson & his wife Adelheid von Dassel (-6 Jun 1262). 

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

6.         OTTO [I] (-1282 or after)Graf von Eversteinm ERMGARD von Arnstein, daughter of WALTER [III] von Arnstein & his wife Gertrud von Ballenstedt (-24 Dec 1243). 

-        GRAFEN von EVERSTEIN[249]

7.         HEINRICH .  1219/1245. 

8.         ALBERT (-1260 or after).  Provost at Hildesheim 1250. 

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

10.      CLEMENTIA (-after 1257).  1231/1257.  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[250]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  HERREN und GRAFEN von HALLERMUND

 

 

 

A.      HERREN von HALLERMUND

 

 

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 also 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[251].  He founded Loccum in 1163[252].  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[253]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[254].  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum records that “mater comitis Ludolfi” was buried at Loccum[255].  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[256].  1148.  [According to Europaische Stammtafeln[257], 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[258].  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[259], 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[260]

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[261].  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[262], 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[263]

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[264]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[265]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[266]

2.         daughter .  m --- von Gemen, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         LAMBERT von Gemen (-bur Loccum).  A narrative of the foundation of Loccum names “dominus Lambertus de Gemen, filius sororis comitis Willebrandi antiqui” and adds that he was buried at Loccum[267]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von HALLERMUND (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[268].  "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…"[269].  “Ludolfus…comes in Halremunt…et filius meus Ludolfus” donated property to Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1243[270].  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[271]

m KUNIGUNDE von Pyrmont, daughter of GOTTSCHALK Graf von Pyrmont & his wife --- (-bur [6 Jul 1256]). 

Graf Ludolf & 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[272].  “Ludolfus…comes in Halremunt…et filius meus Ludolfus” donated property to Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1243[273]Graf von Hallermundm JUDITH von Hoya, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Hoya. 

-        GRAFEN von HALLERMUND[274]

2.         daughter .  Nun at Barsinghausen 1251. 

3.         daughter .  Nun at Barsinghausen 1251. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  GRAFEN von KATLENBURG

 

 

 

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[275]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"[276]

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[277].  Bertrada is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[278] 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[279]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][280].  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[281].  She married thirdly Heinrich I Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrude que erat de Bruneswich" as wife of "marchio Heinricus"[282].  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "Gertrudis marchionissa filia Ecberti" was the founder of "Sancti Egidii in Brunswik"[283].  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Dec 1117 of "domina Ghertrudis marchionissa iunior"[284].  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"[285]Graf von Katlenburg.  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1106 of "Thiedericus comes de Kathelanburg"[286]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"[287].  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"[288].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "sororem Tiderici senioris de Kathelenburc…Othilhildis" as wife of "quintus filius [comitis Tiderici] Conradus comes"[289]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). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  HERREN zur LIPPE

 

 

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.         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[290].  "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[291].  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[292]

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[293].  He was co-founder of Marienfeld in 1185.  He founded Lippstadt after 1185[294].  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"[295].  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"[296].  Abbot of Dünamünde 1211.  Bishop of Semgallen 1219.  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"[297].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[298].  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"[299].  Vogt von Liesborn.  Vogt von Herzebrock. 

-         see below

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"[300].  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"[301].   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[302].  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[303].  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[304].  Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records that "Otto de Lippa episcopus Trajectensis XXXIV" was killed "V Kal Aug" in 1225[305]

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 [Cuyk] (-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"[306].   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])m (before 21 Jan 1222) HEIDENREICH [I] Graf von Lutterberg [Lauterberg] (-[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).] 

2.         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"[307].  "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[308].  "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[309].  1158. 

 

 

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"[310].  "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[311].  "Bernardus de Lippia" donated property to Köln St Peter by undated charter, which names "Herimanni filii mei…uxore mea Helewige"[312].  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[313].  Vogt von Liesborn.  Vogt von Herzebrock.  He was killed in battle against the Stedinger[314]

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…"[315]

Hermann [II] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         BERNHARD [III] zur Lippe (-[Dec 1264/Jan 1265]).  "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[316]m (before 4 May 1240) SOPHIE von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Arnsberg (-after 3 Jun 1285).  "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[317].  Bernhard & 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[318].  Herr zur Lippe.  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).  She married secondly Rudolf von Diepholz (-before 1304). 

-        HERREN zur LIPPE[319]

b)         GERHARD (-Lübeck after 1 Jun 1260).  "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[320].  Provost of Bremen cathedral 1252/1260.  He was elected Archbishop of Bremen in 1258. 

c)         HERMANN [III] (-[3 Oct 1274/3 May 1275]).  Canon at Lübeck cathedral 1256/1263.  Provost at Busdorf 1262/1265.  He resigned his ecclesiastical appointments in 1265[321].  Herr zur Lippe. 

d)         EKBERT (-[4 Apr/26 Nov] 1262). 

e)         DIETRICH (-after 14 Aug 1271).  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[322].  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"[323].  "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"[324]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])m BALDUIN [II] Herr von Steinfurt (-after 21 Dec 1317). 

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"[325]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"[326].  "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[327].  "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[328]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).  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[329]

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[330].  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"[331], although the term "socer" is used in an extended sense in this document.  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 (-17 Sep 1262, bur Marienfeld)m (before 1237) KONRAD [I] Graf von Rietberg [Cuyk] (-before 1294). 

6.         SIMON (-Lippstadt [6/9] Jun 1277, bur Paderborn Cathedral).  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[332], 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[333].  Administrator of the archbishopric of Bremen 1257.  Administrator of Corvey 1260. 

7.         ETHELIND .  1254/73.  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). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  GRAFEN von LOHRA, GRAFEN von BERKA

 

 

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

 

 

1.         DIETRICH .  Graf von Linderbach.  m UTA, daughter of LUDWIG "dem Bärtigen" Graf [von Thüringen] & his wife Cäcilie von Sangerhausen.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Hildegardis…Uta…Adelheidis" as the three daughters of "Ludewicus Cum-barba" & his wife, specifying that Uta married "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche"[334]

a)         BERENGAR [I] (-1116 or after, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "comitem Berengerum" as son of "comiti Dieterico de Linderbeche" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "in Reinhersburn"[335]Graf von Lohram firstly ---, daughter of LUDWIG von Lare [Lohra] & his wife ---.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[336]m secondly GEVA, daughter of WICHMANN Graf von Seeburg & his wife Bertha von Camburg [Wettin] (-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"[337].  Graf Berengar [I] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          LUDWIG [I] (-killed in battle 1126).  Graf von Lohram ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [I] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       BERENGAR .  [1119]. 

(b)       LUDWIG [II] (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra

-         see below

ii)         DIETRICH [I] (-1178 or after).  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ refers to the wife of "comitem Berengerum" as "filia Ludewicus de Lare" and their son "Dietericus de Berca", specifying that he had posterity[338].  His parentage is confirmed 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"[339]Graf von Berkam ---.  The name of Dietrich's wife is not known.  Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       DIETRICH [II] (-1225 or after)Graf von Berkam --- von Gleichen, daughter of ERWIN [II] Graf von Gleichen & his wife ---.  Graf Dietrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       DIETRICH [III] (-[13 Dec 1251/7 Jul 1252]).  Graf von Berkam HELWIGIS von Bergaw, daughter of HARTMANN von Bergaw [Lobdegau].  1151/1152. 

a.         DIETRICH [IV] (-[8 Jul 1270/5 Feb 1273]).  Graf von Berka

b.         DIETRICH [V] .  Graf von Berka 1251/52. 

c.         HEILWIG (-1285 or after).  m (before 1269) HERMANN Burggraf von Neuenburg (-1304).  Graf von Berka

b)         [ADELHEID (-1134 or after).  Nun at Kloster Walkenried 1132.  m (before [1107/09]) VOLKMAR Graf von Klettenberg (-after 1127).] 

 

 

LUDWIG [II] von Lohra, son of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Lohra & his wife --- (-[1162/64])Graf von Lohra

m as her second husband, JUDITH von Schwalenberg, widow of ALBERT [I] Graf von Everstein, daughter of WEDEKIND [I] 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"[340]

Graf Ludwig [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         LUDWIG [III] (-[1215] or after).  Graf von Lohra.  Vogt von Eschwege.  m ---.  The name of Ludwig's wife is not known.  Graf Ludwig [III] & his wife had three children:

a)         LUDWIG [IV] (-after 1227).  Graf von Lohra

b)         BERENGAR [III] (-before 1234).  m --- von Beichlingen, daughter of ---. 

c)         ALBERTGraf von Lohra 1205/1207. 

2.         BERENGAR [II] (-before 1197).  Graf von Stein.  Vogt von Bischofstein.  Graf von Lohra 1188.  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"[341]m as her second husband, BERTHA, widow of DIETRICH von Wichmannsdorf Graf von Haldensleben, daughter of OTTO Graf von Ammensleben und Hillersleben & his wife Bertha --- (-before 1184).  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"[342].  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"[343].  Graf Berengar [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO (-before 1211).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis]" was appointed advocate of Hillersleben[344].  Graf von Grieben.  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"[345].  Graf von Stein.  m as her first husband, ----.  She married secondly Gebhard von Arnstein.  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben records that "Ottonem, filium Berengheri [comitis], comes de Griben…viduam" married "Gheuehardus de Arensteyn"[346].  Graf Otto & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUKARD (-[12 Jul 1273/12 Feb 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[347].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (before 1236) ULRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Regenstein & his wife --- von Polleben (-[24 Jun 1265/3 Jun 1267]). 

b)         BERTHA m ERNST [III] Graf von Gleichen, son of ERWIN [II] Graf von Gleichen & his wife --- (-1228 or after). 

c)         LUCKARDm (before 1200) JOHANN Burggraf von Giebichenstein (-1231 or after). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 17.  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[348].  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardus frater Conradi archiepiscopi" when recording his appointment as Burggraf von Magdeburg in 1136[349].  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"[350].  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[351].  "Adolphus…comes Wagriæ, Holsatiæ atque Stormariæ" donated property to Kloster Reinfeld, in the presence of "Adelheide…nostri consortem", by charter dated 1189[352].  A charter dated 1200 confirms a donation by "Comes Adolfus de Scowenburc et uxor eius cometissa Athelheidis et utriusque filia Meithildis" to "Scildecensis ecclesie"[353].  "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][354].  "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[355].  The necrology of Visbeck records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Alheidis comitissa"[356]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)[357].  [The necrology of Arnstein an der Lahn records the death 31 Aug of "Lucardis comitisse incluse"[358].]  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

iv)       BURCHARD (-[1254/55])m SOPHIE von Mansfeld, daughter of ---. 

-         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"[359].  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[360].  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. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18.  GRAFEN von NORTHEIM

 

 

Northeim was a county in southern Saxony. 

 

 

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[361]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[362]

m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "comitissa Machtilde" as wife of "Sigefridus comes de Northeim"[363]

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[364].  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[365].  Thietmar names "Sigifrith and Benno" as sons of Count Siegfried, recording that they plotted to kill Ekkehard I Markgraf von Meissen[366].  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[367].  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[368].  The Annalista Saxo names Benno and gives his parentage[369].  Graf 1002/1033.  m EILIKA, daughter of ---.  The Annalista Saxo names "comitissa Eilica" as wife of Benno[370].  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[371]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[372]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[373].  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[374].  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[375]

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[376].  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[377].  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[378]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"[379].  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[380].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "Heinricus comes Pinguis" was killed in 1101[381]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[382].  She married thirdly Heinrich I Markgraf von Meissen [Wettin].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrude que erat de Bruneswich" as wife of "marchio Heinricus"[383].  The Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses record that "Gertrudis marchionissa filia Ecberti" was the founder of "Sancti Egidii in Brunswik"[384].  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"[385].  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Dec 1117 of "domina Ghertrudis marchionissa iunior"[386].  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[387].  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[388].  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"[389]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[390].  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[391].  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"[392].  "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[393].  Gräfin von Bentheim.  A charter dated to [1150/54] names "Gertrude comitissa Benthemiensi" and refers to "morte mariti sui Ottonis Palatini"[394].  Friedrich Bishop of Münster and "comitissa Gertrudis de Benthem" donated property to the Benedictines by charter dated 1154[395]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]).  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"[396]

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[397]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[398].  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[399]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[400].  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[401].  Her first husband repudiated her immediately after the disgrace of her father whom Heinrich IV King of Germany deprived of the dukedom of Bavaria[402]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[403].  The Annales Magdeburgenses name "secunda [filia Ottonis ducis de Northeim] Ida" as wife of "Thiemoni comiti de Witin"[404]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[405].  The Annales Stadenses refers to the four daughters of Otto, specifying that "secunda mater fuit Frederici comitis de Arnesberch" without naming her[406].  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[407]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 19.  PFALZGRAFEN von SACHSEN 966-1130

 

 

 

A.      PFALZGRAFEN [in SACHSEN] 966-1047

 

 

BERN [Athelbero], son of --- (-982).  Pfalzgraf [in Sachsen], Vogt von Hilwartshausen 965.  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in villa Gemmet in comitatu Bernonis comitis" to Kloster Hilwartshausen by charter dated 11 Apr 970[408].  Graf im Hessen- und Liesgau.  The Annales Necrologici Fuldenses record the death in 982 of "Bern com"[409]

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

Pfalzgraf Bern & his wife had three children: 

1.         daughter .  Her parentage is confirmed by Thietmar who names her son "puer Bernwardus claro nostra gentis sanguine ex filia Athelberonis palatini comitis"[410]m ---.  Four children: 

a)         BERNWART (-Hildesheim 20 Nov 1022, bur Hildesheim St Michael).  He is named "puer Bernwardus claro nostra gentis sanguine ex filia Athelberonis palatini comitis" by Thankmar[411].  Chaplain at the royal court 987.  Bishop of Hildesheim 993. 

b)         THAMMO [Thankmar] (-after 1001).  Thankmar names "frater quippe Bernwaldus episcopi Tammo comes", specifying that he was sent to Paterno by the emperor[412].  Graf in Astfala und Hessengau. 

c)         THIETBURG .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

d)         JUDITH .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Ringelheim. 

2.         VOLKMAR [Poppo] (-10 Dec 990, bur Utrecht St Martin).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Imperial Chancellor 975.  Bishop of Utrecht 976. 

3.         ROTGARDIS (-15 Dec 1006).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Hilwartshausen. 

 

 

1.         DIETRICH, son of [Graf WALDERED & his wife Bertha ---] (-[6 Mar] 995)Pfalzgraf in Sachsen 992.  "Otto…rex" donated property "Vvalbisci in comitatu Karoli comitis" to Quedlinburg by charter dated 6 Jan 992, which names as present "Bernhardi ducis, Egberti comitis, Eggihardi marchionis, Herimanni palatini comitis, Huodonis marchionis, Deoderici palatini comitis eiusque fratris Sigeberti comitis, Herimanni comitis"[413].  Thietmar records the deaths of "the count Palatine Dietrich and his brother Siegbert" in the same year in which Heinrich II Duke of Bavaria died (995)[414].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "6 Mar" of "Thiedrich com"[415]

 

 

1.         FRIEDRICH, son of --- (-[Jul 1002/15 Mar 1003]).  Pfalzgraf 995/996.  Graf im Harz und Nordthuringau. 

 

 

1.         BURKHARD, son of --- (-after Nov 1017).  Graf im Hassegau 991/1017.  Pfalzgraf [in Sachsen] 1003.  Graf von Merseburg 1004.  Thietmar records that Heinrich II King of Germany conceded comital rights over Merseburg to "Burchard" after the death of Count Esiko[416].  "…Burghardus comes palatinus" was among the witnesses of the charter dated 1013 under which "Henricus…imperator augustus" renewed his 1007 judgment concerning a dispute between Willigis Archbishop of Mainz and Bernward Bishop of Hildesheim, signing third immediately after the Saxon and Swabian dukes[417]

 

 

1.         ---.  m UOTA, daughter of --- (-after 26 Sep 1045).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Two children: 

a)         SIEGFRIED (-25 Apr 1038, bur Wimmelburg).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf 1021.  Pfalzgraf [in Sachsen] 1028.  According to Thietmar, Siegfried was related to Thankmar, son of Heinrich I King of Germany[418], although this relationship has not been traced.  The Annalista Saxo records the death "VII Kal Mai" of "Sigifridus palatinus comes frater Brunonis Mindensis episcopi" and his burial "in Wimidiburh"[419].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "25 Apr" of "Sigifrithus com"[420]

b)         BRUNO (-10 Feb 1055, bur Minden St Mauritz).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Magdenburg Cathedral before 1036.  Bishop of Minden 1037. 

 

 

1.         WILHELM [IV] von Weimar, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Weimar & his second wife Oda der Ostmark (-1062).  The Annalista Saxo names "Willehelmus marchiam" and his father "Willehelmus comes de Wimmare", when recording the former's appointment as Markgraf von Meissen[421].  He succeeded as Graf von WeimarPfalzgraf von Sachsen [1042].  He succeeded in 1047 as WILHELM Markgraf von Meissen.  Graf von Merseburg 1062.

 

 

 

B.      PFALZGRAFEN von SACHSEN, von GOSECK, 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"[422].  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"[423].  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[424], 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[425].  Canon at Halberstadt Cathedral[426] before 1032, provost 1036.  The Chronicon Gozecense records his installation as Archbishop of Bremen "1046 Non Nov"[427].  Archbishop of Bremen [1045].  Counsellor of Heinrich IV King of Germany 1062/1066[428]

2.         DEDO von Goseck (-killed in battle Pöhlde 5 May 1056, bur Goslar[429]).  The Annalista Saxo names "Dedum et Fridericum palatinos comes" as brothers of Adalbert Archbishop of Bremen[430]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[431].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that "Fridericum abbati Fuldensi N, nepoti scilicet suo, nutriendum commendavit"[432].  He succeeded his brother as Pfalzgraf in 1056[433].  "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[434].  He was banished to Pavia in 1075[435].  The Chronicon Gozecense records the death "1088 6 Kal Iunii" of "senior palatinus Fridericus" and his burial in Goseck monastery[436]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[437].  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"[438].  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[439]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[440].  She is named "Adelheida" in a later passage[441].  The Chronicon Gozecense records her second marriage to "Ludewico"[442].  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 Halberstedt).  The Chronicon Gozecense records the birth of a posthumous son to "domina Adelheit palatine…quem ex nomine patris Fridericum appellavit"[443].  He is named son of "palatinus comes Fridericus" & his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that he was born posthumously[444].  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"[445].  The Chronicon Gozecense specifies that he died "apud Thiggelstede" and was buried in Halberstadt[446]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"[447].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[448].  The Chronicon Gozecense names "Agnem, Heinrici ducis de Lintburc filiam" as wife of "palatinus Fridericus"[449].  A later passage names her second husband "Walo iunior de Vakenstide" but also incorrectly calls her "sororem Heinrici ducis de Lintburh"[450].  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[451].  The Chronicon Gozecense records the death of "Agnetis palatinæ filius Heinricus puer" and that he was buried "apud Sulze"[452]

(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"[453].  The Chronicon Gozecense records that, after his brother's death, "Fridericus frater eius germanus" was removed from the monastery (presumably Goseck), knighted and betrothed[454].  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"[455].  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"[456].  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"[457].  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"[458].  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[459], although as noted above it incorrectly identifies the origin of Agnes.   m ADALBERT [Sevecco] von Sommerschenburg, son of ---. 

 

 

 

C.      PFALGRAFEN von SACHSEN, 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"[460].  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"[461].  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[462], 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[463]Pfalzgraf in Sachsen 1097.  The Chronicon Gozecense names "comes Fridericus palatini de Sumersenburch" as son of "Ouda"[464].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Fridericum comitem palatinum" as son of "Adelbertus quidam nobilis cognominatus Seveke de Sumerschenburc" & his wife Oda[465].  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[466].  "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[467].  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[468].  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[469].  Pfalzgraf 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[470].  Vogt of Quedlinburg 1150.  He founded Kloster Marienthal.  The Annales Magdeburgenses record the death in 1162 of "Fridericus palatinus"[471]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"[472].  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"[473].  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[474].  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[475]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[476].  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[477].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1179 of "Adalbertus palatinus comes"[478]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[479].  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[480]

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[481].  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"[482]

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])[483]m GOSWIN [III] von Valkenburg und Heinsberg, son of GERHARD von Heinsberg und Valkenburg & his wife Oda von Walbeck (-18 Apr [1167/68]). 

 

 

1.         HERMANN [II] von Winzenburg, son of HERMANN [I] Graf von Winzenburg & his second wife Hedwig von Carniola-Istria (-murdered Winzenburg 30 Jan 1152).  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[484].  Graf von Winzenburg 1125.  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]"[485]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 20.  GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU

 

 

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"[486]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][487] 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[488]

(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[489].  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"[490].  The Annalista Saxo also records the death in 1117 of "Bernhardus monachus filius Folcmari de Domenesleve"[491]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"[492]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"[493].  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"[494].  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"[495]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"[496]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"[497]

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"[498]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"[499]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"[500].  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[501]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[502].  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[503]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"[504]

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"[505]Graf von Plötzkau.  He succeeded in 1130 as KONRAD Markgraf der Nordmark[506].  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[507]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"[508].  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"[509]

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"[510].  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"[511].  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[512].  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"[513]m OTTO [I] Burggraf von Regensburg, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Sinzing und an der unteren Altmühl & his wife --- (-21 Oct [1143]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 21.  GRAFEN von PYRMONT

 

 

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[514].  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…"[515].  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[516].  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"[517].  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[518].  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[519], 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[520].  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[521].  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[522]Graf von Pyrmont.  “Godescalcus…et Hermannus…fratres et comites de Peremunt” renounced rights over Kloster Loccum by charter dated to [1240][523].  “Godescalcus…comes de Peremunt…cum filio nostro Godescalco” renounced rights over Kloster Loccum by charter dated 1241[524]m KUNIGUNDE von Limmer, daughter of KONRAD [I] Graf von Limmer & his wife ---. 

-        GRAFEN von PYRMONT[525]

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). 

b)         WEDEKIND von Kollenbeck .  1239. 

c)         FRIEDRICH von Kollenbeck (-1268 or after). 

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][526]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 22.  GRAFEN von QUERFURT

 

 

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[527].   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[528].  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[529]

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[530]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[531]m IDA, daughter of --- (-27 May ----).  She is named as husband of Bruno in the Annalista Saxo, which does not give her origin[532].  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"[533]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[534]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[535]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"[536].  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[537].  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[538].  The Annalista Saxo names "Burchardus frater Conradi archiepiscopi" when recording his appointment as Burggraf von Magdeburg in 1136[539].  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[540], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln[541] "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"[542]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"[543].  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[544].  Thietmar records that Brun son of Ida & Brun was beheaded on 14 Feb when preaching in Prussia[545]

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[546]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[547], 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[548].  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. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 23.  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[549].  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[550].  When Graf Adolf recovered his county in 1139, Heinrich received as compensation the county of Ratzeburg[551].  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[552].  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[553]Graf von Ratzeburg 1156.  Vogt von Ratzeburg 1162.  m ---.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[554], 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"[555].  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[556].  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[557], 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[558], 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[559]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"[560].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum records that the (unnamed) wife of "comitem Bernardum de Racesburch" was captured with her husband by Heinrich Duke of Saxony[561], 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[562].  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "comitem Bernardum de Racesburch" and "filio suo Volrado" when recording their capture by Heinrich Duke of Saxony[563], 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"[564]

iii)        BERNHARD [II] von Ratzeburg (-before 1198).  Arnold's Chronica Slavorum names "Volradus, Heinricum, Bernardum" as the sons of "Bernardum" & his wife[565].  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[566]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"[567].  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[568].  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[569].  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"[570]

2.         HELMOLD .  1145. 

3.         VOLRAD .  1145. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 24.  GRAFEN von RAVENSBERG

 

 

 

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[571]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[572].  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[573]

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[574]

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

1.         HERMANN von Ravensberg ([1140/60][575]-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[576]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[577], 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][578]-2 Apr ----).  1200.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names "Iutham comitissam de Rabinsberc" as the daughter of Landgraf Ludwig II & his wife[579]m secondly ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   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[580]Graf von Ravensberg.  He founded Hersenbrück in 1231[581].  "Otto…comes, Sophia comitissa de Ravensberg" donated property to Bersenbrück monastery charter dated 1242[582]m SOPHIE von Oldenburg, daughter of BURCHARD von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Kunigunde von Stotel (-1261 or after, bur Bersenbrück).  "Otto…comes, Sophia comitissa de Ravensberg" donated property to Bersenbrück monastery charter dated 1242[583].  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"[584].  "Sophia…Jutta ipsius filia comitissa de Vechta" donated property to Beresenbrück convent, on the burial of "comitis Ottonis", by charter dated 12 May 1248[585].  A memorial inscription in Bersenbrück church records the burial of "noster fundator comes Otto…Hermanno nato…comitissa Sophia"[586].  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"[587].  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).  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"[588].  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[589].  "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[590].  "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[591].  She and her second husband sold the Herrschaft Vechta and the Grafschaft Sögel to the bishop of Münster in 1252[592].  "Walleramus dominus de Mongoye et…Jutta uxor eius" accepted revenue from "ecclesie beate Marie in Aquis" by charter dated 1264[593]m firstly ([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[594]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[595]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[596]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[597].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[598]

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[599].  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"[600], although the term "socer" is used in an extended sense in this document. 

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"[601], 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[602].  "Ludovicus…comes Ravensbergensis et Alheydis comitissa uxor ipsius" donated property to "ecclesie Campi sanctæ Mariæ" by charter dated 1249[603].  "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…"[604]

Graf Ludwig & his first wife had four children:

1.         HEDWIG von Ravensberg (-8 Jun 1265).  "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[605]m GOTTFRIED Graf von Arnsberg, son of --- (-1273 or after). 

2.         SOPHIE von Ravensberg (-1275 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m HERMANN von Holte .  1244/1282. 

3.         GERTRUD von Ravensberg (-1266 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m LUDOLF von Steinfurt gt von Iburg .  1241/1293. 

4.         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[606]m HEINRICH Graf von Hoya .  1235/1290.  "Gerhardus et Iohannes fratres…comites in Hoya" acknowledged receipt of money from "Bernardo comiti de Ravensberghe avunculo nostro" by charter dated 6 Jun 1341[607]

Graf Ludwig & his second wife had two children:

5.         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"[608].  "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[609].  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[610].  "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[611].  "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"[612].  "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"[613].  "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[614]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[615].  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"[616].  "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"[617].  "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[618].  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[619].  "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"[620].  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[621].  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"[622].  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[623].  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[624].  "Otto comes et Bernhardus prepositus in Schildesche fratres nobiles de Ravensberg" confirmed the liberties of Kloster Vlotho by charter dated 1316[625].  "Hermannus comes de Lon et Hermannus filius eius" sold "dominium nostrum in Holte" to "Ottoni comiti de Ravensbergh" by charter dated 14 Apr 1315[626].  "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[627]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[628].  "Margareta relicta quondam…Ottonis comitis in Rauensberge" donated a mill by charter dated 25 Aug 1328[629].  "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[630].  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"[631].  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[632].  "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[633]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[634].  "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[635].  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[636].  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[637].]  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[638].  [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[639].  "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"[640].  "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[641]

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"[642].  "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[643].  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[644].  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[645]Graf von Ravensberg 1330.  "Bernhardum comitem de Ravensberghe" donated "ecclesie castrensem in Stromberghe" to the bishop of Münster by charter dated 6 Aug 1331[646]

e)         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"[647].  "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[648].  "Comes Hildeboldus de Brochusen uxori sue domine Sophie" agreed her dower lands by undated charter[649]m HILDEBOLD Graf von Oldenburg, son of LUDOLF Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Hedwig von Wölpe (-after 8 Sep 1310). 

f)          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"[650].  "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[651].  "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[652].  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"[653]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. 

g)         JUTTA von Ravensberg (-before 10 Aug 1305).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and 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). 

h)         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"[654].  "Dominus Joannes de Lympurgh ac Oda uxor nostra legitima" founded a chapel "in castro nostro de Lympurgh", for the souls of "Gerlaci patris nostri ac Imagine matris nostre, Elisabeth prime nostre legitime", by charter dated Apr 1298[655].  The necrology of Limburg Franciscan monastery records the death 25 Jun 1313 of "Nobilis Domina Uda de Limpurg" and her burial "in Choro"[656]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). 

i)          HEDWIG von Ravensberg (-1346 or after).  The Annales Lubicenses record the marriage of "marscalco Sweciæ" and "filiam Otto comes de Ravensberche" in 1303[657].  "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[658]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[659]

6.         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[660].  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[661].  Provost at Osnabrück 1267.  Provost at Schildesche 1282.  Provost at Minden 1294.  Bishop of Osnabrück 1297. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 25.  GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG

 

 

The ancestral home of the Grafen von Schwalenberg lay north-west of Corvey.  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"[662].  "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"[663].  "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted property "in comitatu Widukini in pago Wetiga" to the church of Paderborn by charter dated 3 Aug 1031[664].  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[665].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation made "ex parte advocati tunc temporis Widukindi de Sualenberge…nepotem meum" by charter dated 1135[666].  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[667]

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[668].  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"[669]

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

a)         WIDEKIND [I] (-11 Jun [1137]), bur Marienmünster).  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[670].  "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[671].  Bernhard Bishop of Paderborn confirmed a donation made "ex parte advocati tunc temporis Widukindi de Sualenberge…nepotem meum" by charter dated 1135[672]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[673].  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"[674].  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"[675]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…"[676]

-         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…"[677]

-         GRAFEN von PYRMONT

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

v)        GODEKINDE von Noringe .  1197. 

b)         VOLKWIN [I] .  1107/1111. 

 

 

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[678].  They attacked the monastery's town of Höxter in 1152[679].  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…"[680].  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"[681]

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[682].  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[683]

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"[684].  A charter dated 1185 names "Widekindus advocatus de Rethe et mater eius Luttrudis"[685]

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"[686].  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[687].  He died on Crusade[688]

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"[689].  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[690]

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"[691].  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[692].  Provost of Bustorf 1224. 

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"[693].  Vogt von Paderborn 1189.  "Widekindus de Sualenberch, Volquinus Patherburnensis ecclesie canonicus, Herimannus et Heinricus germani fratres" donated property by charter dated 7 Jul 1194[694]Graf von Schwalenberg 1198.  Vogt von Gehrden until 1209.  m HESEKE [von Dassel, daughter of LUDOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife ---].  1220.  Graf Heinrich [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Schwalenberg (-before 1288).  Canon at Paderborn Cathedral 1211/1240.  Provost at Schildesche 1219/1282.  Provost at Paderborn Cathedral 1240, removed 1275. 

b)         VOLKWIN [III] von Schwalenberg (-before 1255)Graf von Schwalenberg 1214.  Graf von Waldeck 1216/1223.  “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][695]m (before 1239) ERMENGARD von Schwarzburg, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Schwarzburg (-22 Mar 1274).

-        GRAFEN von SCHWALENBERG[696]

c)         ADOLF [I] von Schwalenberg (-3 Oct 1270).  Graf von Schwalenberg 1226.  Graf von Waldeck 1228.   

-        GRAFEN von WALDECK

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

e)         [WIDEKIND von Schwalenberg .  1231.] 

5.         [daughter .  She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the wife of Werner [I] Graf von Wittgenstein[697].  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).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 26.  GRAFEN von SEEBURG

 

 

 

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[698], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln[699] 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[700]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"[701]Europäische Stammtafeln[702] 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[703].  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[704]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"[705].  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[706].  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[707]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"[708].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Wichmannum archiepiscopum et Conradum" as the children of "Gero comes de Bavaria" & his wife[709].  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"[710].  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[711]

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[712].  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][713].  "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"[714]

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"[715]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[716].  Graf von Lutisburg.  1067/75. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 27.  GRAFEN von STADE

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von STADE (family of LOTHAR)

 


Stade had developed since the 8th century as a principal centre of trade and communications[717].  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[718].  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[719].  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[720].  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[721]

 

 

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[722]

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[723].]  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[724]Graf von Stade.  He constructed Burg Harsefeld in 964. 

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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[725]

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[726].  The Annalista Saxo refers to "Heinricus Calvus comes de Stathen" as "consanguineus" of Emperor Otto I[727], 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[728].  He constructed the castle of Harsefeld [Herseveld][729] 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[730]

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[731].  Her husband is named "Heinricus Calvus comes de Stathen" in a later passage[732].  Thietmar records that his grandmother Judith died 26 Oct and "rests in a church which her daughter had constructed"[733].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "16 Oct" of "Juthita com"[734]

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"[735].  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[736].  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][737]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[738].  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[739].  The Annales Corbeienses record that "duo fratres…Heinricus et Sigifrdus" were captured in 994 and "tertius Udo" killed[740].  The death of "Heinricus comes, filius Heinrici de Stathe" is recorded in the Annalista Saxo "VI Non Oct 1016"[741].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "2 Oct" of "Heinricus com"[742]m ([970]) MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-19 Oct ----, bur Harsefeld).  "Mactilidis" is named wife of "Heinricus comes, filius Heinrici de Stathe" in the Annalista Saxo[743].  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"[744].  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[745].  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[746].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "26 Oct" of "Sigifrith com"[747].] 

b)         [son .  The Annales Stadenses name "Sifridum comitem qui Stade ædificavit" as one of the two sons of "Bonus Heinricus"[748], 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[749].  Thietmar also names his three maternal uncles "Heinrich, Udo and Siegfried", specifying that Udo was killed in battle "with the pirates"[750]Graf von Stade.  The Annales Corbeienses record that "duo fratres…Heinricus et Sigifrdus" were captured in 994 and "tertius Udo" killed[751].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "23 Jun" of "Udo com"[752]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[753].  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[754].  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[755].  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[756].  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[757], 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"[758]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"[759].  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"[760]

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[761]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"[762]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[763].  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][764].  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[765].  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[766].  Thietmar also records that Siegfried eventually escaped from captivity to seek help for the remaining captives[767]Graf von Stade.  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "1 May" of "Sifridus com"[768]

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[769].  Thietmar records that Siegfried was welcomed back by "his wife Adela" after his escape from captivity[770]

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[771].  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[772].  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"[773]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"[774].  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[775]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[776].  Abbess of Alsleben. 

3.         BERTHA von Stade .  "Irmingardem et Bertam abbatissas de Alesleve" are named, and their parentage specified, in the Annalista Saxo[777].  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[778]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"[779].  The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Udo senior Saxonicus marchio" on "IV Non Mai" 1082[780]

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[781].  The death of "Oda marchionissa…uxor Udonis marchionis senioris de Stadhen" is recorded in 1110 in the Annalista Saxo[782]

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"[783]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[784]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[785].  The Annalista Saxo names "Eupracciam filiam regis Ruscie qui in nostra lingua vocobatur Adelheid, quam postea duxit Heinricus imperator" as wife of "Heinricus marchio"[786].  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[787]Graf von Stade.  The Annalista Saxo records that he succeeded his brother in 1087 as LOTHAR-UDO III Markgraf der Nordmark[788]Betrothed to EILIKA of Saxony, daughter of MAGNUS Duke of Saxony & his wife Sofia 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"[789]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"[790].  The Annales Stadenses records the second marriage of "Ermengardis" with "Gherardo de Heinsberche fratri Gozwini"[791].  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[792].  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[793]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his uncle in 1114 as HEINRICH II Markgraf der Nordmark[794].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1128 of "Heinricus marchio filius Udonis marchionis"[795]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"[796].  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"[797].  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[798].  The Annales Stadenses names "Poppo de Hinneberche" as husband of the daughter of "marchio Udo [et] Ermengarda" but does not name her[799].  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[800].  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[801].  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[802]Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his brother in 1106 as RUDOLF I Markgraf der Nordmark, but was deposed in 1114[803].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1124 of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis"[804]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"[805].  The Annales Stadenses name "Richardim de Franconia" as wife of "Rodulfus filius Udonis primi"[806].  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…"[807].  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[808].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1151 of "Richardis mater Hardwigi episcopi"[809].  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[810].  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[811]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…"[812].  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[813].  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[814]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 Stadenses refer to the wife of "Udonem [filius Rodulfi]" as sister of "Hermanni qui occisus est Wincenburg" but does not name her[815].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

c)         RUDOLF [II] von Stade (-killed in battle 15 Mar 1144).  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 "Rodolfus" died childless[816]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…"[817].  He succeeded his brother in 1130 as RUDOLF II Markgraf der Nordmark.  He asserted his rule with a heavy hand and was murdered by peasants in Dithmarschen[818].  The Annales Stadenses records that he was killed by "Thietmarcis"[819].  The Annales Erphesfurdenses record that "Ruodolfus comes Saxonie" was killed in 1144[820].  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[821]m (before 1128) as her first husband, ELISABETH of Styria, daughter of LEOPOLD I "der Starke" Markgraf of Styria & his wife Sophie of Bavaria [Welf] ([1124]-25 Dec after 1138).  The Annales Stadenses names "Elizabeth sororem Ottokkar de Stire" as wife of "Rodolfum [filius Rodulfi]"[822].  Her second marriage is deduced from the necrology of Seckau which records the death "VIII Kal Jan" of "Elitzabeth ducissa Carinthiæ sor ducis Styriæ"[823].  She married secondly Heinrich von Sponheim who succeeded in 1144 as Heinrich IV Duke of Carinthia. 

d)         HARTWIG von Stade (-2 or 11 Oct 1168).  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[824].  He succeeded his brother in 1144 as Graf von Stade.  He agreed with the Archbishop of Bremen the transfer of all his patrimony within that diocese, and in return was enfeoffed with these allodial lands for life.  He transferred the family territories on the middle Elbe to the bishopric of Havelberg, the monastery of Jerichow and the Marienstift at Magdeburg[825].  Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony challenged the transfer to the archbishopric of Bremen, took possession of the lands and in early 1145 captured both Hartwig and the archbishop, although they were soon released in return for a large ransom and recognising Duke Heinrich's claims[826].  Archbishop of Bremen 1148.  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[827]

e)         RICHARDIS von Stade (-29 Oct [1154]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Bingen.  Abbess of Bassum. 

f)          LIUTGARD von Stade (-murdered Winzenburg 29 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" and his wife Richardis, specifying that Liutgard married "Friedericus iunior de Sumersenburh palatinus comes"[828].  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"[829].  She was murdered with her third husband.  m firstly (divorced before 1144) FRIEDRICH [II] Pfalzgraf von Sommerschenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [I] von Sommerschenburg Pfalzgraf in Sachsen & his wife Adelheid von Laufen (-19 May 1162, bur Marienthal).  m secondly (1144, divorced) ERIK III "Lam" King of Denmark, son of HAAKON Sunnivasson & his wife Ragnhild Eriksdatter of Denmark (-Odense, St Knuds Abbey 27 Aug 1146, bur Odense, St Knuds Abbey).  m thirdly (1148) as his second wife, HERMANN [II] Graf von Winzenburg, son of HERMANN [I] Graf von Windberg, Ratelberg und Winzenburg, Markgraf von Sachsen [Formbach] & his second wife Hedwig of Carniola and Istria (-murdered Winzenburg 29 Jan 1152). 

4.         SIEGFRIED von Stade (-17 Jun [1110]).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] & his wife Oda[830].  The Annales Stadenses specifies that "Sifridum" was "præpostium Magdaburgensem ad Sancti Nicholaum et canonicum in ecclesia maiori"[831].  Provost at Magdeburg. 

5.         ADELHEID von Stade (-8 Oct or 14 Nov 1110, bur Reinhardsbrunn).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] & his wife Oda, naming the first husband of Adelheid as "Fridericus palatinus comes de Putelenthorp" and the second husband "comes Lodowicus senior de Thuringia"[832]m firstly FRIEDRICH [II] von Goseck, son of FRIEDRICH [I] von Goseck Pfalzgraf [von Sachsen] & his wife Hedwig --- (-murdered near Scheiplitz 5 Feb 1085, bur Goseck).  m secondly (1087) LUDWIG "der Salier/der Springer" Graf in Thuringia, son of LUDWIG "mit dem Barte" Graf in Thuringia & his wife Caecilie von Sangerhausen (-[6/8] May 1123). 

6.         daughter .  The Annales Stadenses records the two daughters of Udo and Oda, specifying that one (unnamed) was "abbatissa…Alesleve"[833].  Abbess of Alsleben [1110]. 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von STADE (family of FRIEDRICH)

 

 

1.         --- .  m ---.   

a)         daughter .  The Annales Stadenses record that the "avia et mater" of "Fridericus [comes Stadensis]" sailed from England, were shipwrecked on the coast of the county of Stade and were taken to the court of Oda, wife of Lothar-Udo III Graf von Stade, where the Annales record that "mater nupsit" and had three daughters, also recording their descendants as shown below[834].  The chronology is unclear from the passage but, if the narrative is correct, the events must have occurred after [1065], the estimated date of the marriage of Oda and Graf Lothar-Udo.  The date suggests that the family left England to escape the Normans after the accession of King William I.  The name "Friedrich" is untypical of an Anglo-Saxon family, although it could conceivably be a distortion of a Danish name.  The marriage was presumably her second, as the narrative clearly refers to her as "mater" of Friedrich while only specifying the birth of her three daughters from the marriage in Stade.  As pointed out in the introduction to this chapter, no corroboration has been found of these events in other sources, although the detailed recording in the Annales of the names of the descendants of the three daughters inspires some confidence in the accuracy of the source.  m firstly ---.  m secondly (after [1065]) ---.  child of first marriage: 

i)          FRIEDRICH (before [1065]-13 Apr 1135).  The Annales Stadenses record that Egilmar II Graf von Oldenburg granted administration of the county of Stade to "Friedrich", presumably after prevailing (at least temporarily) in the dispute concerning the inheritance of his maternal grandmother Ida von Elstorp [Brunswick][835].  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[836], although this is inconsistent with the involvement of Graf Egilmar II who only succeeded his father in or after 1108.  As mentioned above, Friedrich was presumably born from an earlier marriage of his mother before the arrival of the family in Stade.  The Annales Stadenses record the death "1135 Id Apr" of "Fridericus comes Stadensis"[837], although if the age referred to in the Annalista Saxo is correct it would be unlikely that this refers to the same Friedrich.  The absence of further references to the family in the records suggests that Friedrich died without direct heirs. 

children of second marriage, the descendants as shown below are recorded in the Annales Stadenses[838].  No record has yet been found of any of these individuals in any other primary sources so far consulted. 

ii)         daughter (after [1065]-).  m ---. 

(a)       WARDING von Blitherstorpm ---. 

(1)       WERNO

(2)       WALDING

(3)       TEZO von Lindena .  

(4)       daughter .  m ---. 

a.         SICCO

(i)         HERMANN von Poppenburstoldm ---. 

(ii)        ROBERT Mulen

iii)        daughter .  m ---. 

(a)       ALDOm ---. 

(1)       BERTOLD von Elme

(2)       ARNOLD von Beveren

(3)       son .  m ---. 

a.         ERNST von Emelenthorp

b.         BALDUIN von Hoechthorpe

iv)       daughter .  m REINALD ---. 

(a)       FRIEDRICH .   

(b)       ULRICH

(c)       ODILIA .  Abbess at Hesling. 

(d)       ROCELENm --- von Waldesthorp

 

 

 

 

Chapter 28.  GRAFEN von SÜPPLINGENBURG

 

 

A family of minor nobility in Saxony whose county was located in the Harzgau, the adjacent north-eastern foreland of the Harz mountains, centred on their ancestral castle of Süpplingenburg near Königslutter.  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[839].   

 

 

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

 

2.         LIUTHER (-after 2 Jan 1049).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[840], 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[841].  "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[842].  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[843], 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[844].  "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[845].  "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"[846]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"[847].  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[848].  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[849].  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[850].  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[851].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "9 Jun" of "Geuehardus com"[852].  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)"[853]

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"[854].  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[855].  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"[856].  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[857].  The necrology of Salzburg St Rudpert records the death "V Non Mar" of "Ita com de Purchhusen"[858].  The necrology of Michaelbeuern records the death "V Non Mar" of "Ita com"[859].  The necrology of Melk records the death "IV Non Mar" of "Ita com de Scala"[860]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[861].  The Notæ Genealogicæ Bavaricæ name "Lotharii regis et Ite comitisse de Purchausen" as children of "Hadewic"[862].  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[863].  He was elected LOTHAR III King of Germany in 1125. 

-        DUKES of SAXONY

 

 

 

 

Chapter 29.  GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG

 

 

1.         --- [von Tecklenburg], son of --- m as her first husband, GISELA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[864], she may have been Gisela de Lorraine, daughter of Thierry II Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Gertrude de Flandre.  The basis for this speculation is not known.  She married secondly Friedrich [I] Graf im Saargau.  Two children: 

a)         DIETRICH .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf 1138/1140. 

b)         EKBERT (-4 Feb [1146/50]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Tecklenburg 1139.  m ADELHEID van Limburg, daughter of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg & his wife Jutta van Gelderland (-[1150/Jun 1151]).  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[865].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "…Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ, et Theodericus filius Ekberti comitis de Titkelenburg natus ex alia filia"[866].  Graf Ekbert & his wife had four children: 

i)          HEINRICH (-1155 or after)Graf von Tecklenburg.  Domvogt von Münster 1147/55.  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[867]m EILIKA von Oldenburg, daughter of EGILMAR [II] Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Eilika von Rietberg.  The Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis names "Heinricum et Christianum comites, et Ottonem fratrem eorum, et Eilekam matrem comitis Simonis de Tekeneburg" as children of "comes Eigelmarus de Aldenburg" & his wife[868].  1175/1184.  Graf Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

(a)       SIMON (-killed in battle 8 Aug 1202)Graf von Tecklenburg

-         see below

ii)         OTTO .  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[869]

iii)        DIETRICH .  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[870].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1151 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc abbey, which records the presence at her burial in Rolduc of "filii eiusdem Henricus et Gerardus et filiolus Domini Heinrici, eiusdem nominis, Arnoldus quoque filius Ruberti comitis de Lunneburg natus ex domina Beatrice filia præfatæ dominæ, et Theodericus filius Ekberti comitis de Titkelenburg natus ex alia filia"[871].  1211.  Monk. 

iv)       GERHARD .  A charter dated 1150 confirms a donation to the church of Osnabrück by "Henricus comes de Tekeneborch et fratres sui coheredes eius Otto, Thidericus et Gerhardus", with the consent of "matris eorum Athelheidis"[872].  Monk. 

 

 

SIMON von Tecklenburg, son of HEINRICH Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Eilika von Oldenburg (-killed in battle 8 Aug 1202)Graf von Tecklenburg.  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, specifying that Graf Simon was captured and taken to Heinrich Duke of Saxony in chains[873], undated but the date 1 Aug 1179 is inserted in the margin of the edition.  Vogt von Osnabrüc k 1182. 

m ODA von Altena, daughter of EBERHARD Graf von Altena & his [first/second] wife [--- von Kleve/Adelheid von Arnsberg] (-1224 or before).  1180.  “Comes Otto de Tekeneburg” exchanged property with Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “matris mee Ode”, by charter dated 1209[874]

Graf Simon & his wife had six children: 

1.         JOHANN (-before 1198). 

2.         HELWIGE .  1180. 

3.         OTTO (-11 Sep 1263)Graf von Tecklenburg.  “Comes Otto de Tekeneburg” exchanged property with Kloster Loccum, with the consent of “matris mee Ode”, by charter dated 1209[875].  Vogt von Osnabrüc k 1236.  "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", by charter dated 5 Jan 1246[876].  "Otto…comes de Tekeneburgh, Mettildis comitissa, eorumque filius Henricus" confirmed a donation to Rulle convent by charter dated 22 Apr 1248[877].  "Bernhardus nobilis de Lippia senior" made peace with Ravensberg, with the agreement of "…nobilis vir auunculus noster comes Otto de Teckenenburg…", by charter dated 21 Jul 1257[878]m MECHTILD von Holstein, daughter of [ADOLF [III] Graf von Holstein & his second wife Adelheid von Assel].  1225/1264.  "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", by charter dated 5 Jan 1246[879].  "Otto…comes de Tekeneburgh, Mettildis comitissa, eorumque filius Henricus" confirmed a donation to Rulle convent by charter dated 22 Apr 1248[880].  Graf Otto & his wife had eight children: 

a)         OTTO (-before 1238). 

b)         ADOLF (-before 1238). 

c)         HEINRICH (-[22 Apr/6 May] 1248).  "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", by charter dated 5 Jan 1246[881].  "Otto…comes de Tekeneburgh, Mettildis comitissa, eorumque filius Henricus" confirmed a donation to Rulle convent by charter dated 22 Apr 1248[882]m ([1244]) as her first husband, JUTTA von Ravensberg heiress of Vlotho and Vechta, daughter of OTTO II Graf von Ravensburg & his wife Sophie von Oldenburg (-after 1302).  Her parentage and 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"[883].  "Sophia…Jutta ipsius filia comitissa de Vechta" donated property to Beresenbrugge convent, on the burial of "comitis Ottonis", by charter dated 12 May 1248[884].  She married secondly ([1250/51]) Waleran [VI] Seigneur de Montjoie.  "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[885]

d)         ODA .  1226/1265.  Abbess of St Ægidius at Tecklenburg. 

e)         MECHTILD .  1231/1232. 

f)          EILIKA (-1286)m BERTHOLD Graf von Ziegenhain, son of --- (-1250 or after). 

g)         HEILWIG (-1264 or after).  1246/1264.  m OTTO [II] Graf von Bentheim, son of BOUDEWIJN [I] Graf von Bentheim & his wife Jutta --- (-1279 or after).  He succeeded as Graf von Tecklenburg in 1264. 

h)         ELISABETH (-after 22 May 1268).  1254/1256.  "Hinricus…comes de Wildeshusen, E. comitissa", as heirs of the county of Tecklenburg, confirmed donations of property to Rulle convent by charter dated 18 Mar 1253[886]m HEINRICH Graf von Oldenburg in Wildeshausen, son of BURCHARD von Wildeshausen Graf von Oldenburg & his wife Kunigunde von Stotel (-1270 before 8 Aug, bur Vlotho).  Graf von Tecklenburg 1264/1265.  He inherited the Herrschaft Vlotho [an der Weser] after the death in 1263 of his father-in-law[887]

4.         HEINRICH (-before 1226). 

5.         ADOLF (-30 Jun 1224).  Bishop of Osnabrück 1218. 

6.         ODA (-before 1243).  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…"[888]m HERMANN zur Lippe, son of BERNHARD [II] Herr zur Lippe & his wife Heilwig von Ahr (1170-killed in battle 25 Dec 1229). 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von TECKLENBURG (BENTHEIM)

 

 

OTTO [III] von Bentheim, son of OTTO [II] Graf von Bentheim & his first wife Heilwig von Tecklenburg (-1285).  "Otto comes de Benthem" transferred "totum dominium nostrum in Malsen" to "fratri nostro Egberto", on the advice of "Ludolfi de Stenvordia nepotis nostri, Ottonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1267[889]Graf von Tecklenburg 1277.  "…Otto de Tekellenburgh et Theodericus de Limporch…" was among those who declared war against Sifrid Archbishop of Köln by charter dated 8 Apr 1277[890].  "Otto…comes in Tekeneborch" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "uxoris nostræ Richardis, filiorum nostrorumque Ottonis et Engelberti", by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[891]

m RICHARDIS von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Kunigunde von Bliescastel (-after 23 Jun 1277).  "Otto…comes in Tekeneborch" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "uxoris nostræ Richardis, filiorum nostrorumque Ottonis et Engelberti", by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[892]

Graf Otto [III] & his wife had five children: 

1.         OTTO [IV] von Tecklenburg (-3 May 1307).  "Otto…comes in Tekeneborch" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "uxoris nostræ Richardis, filiorum nostrorumque Ottonis et Engelberti", by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[893]Graf von Tecklenburg.  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[894]m (Papal dispensation 1 Sep 1296) BEATRIX von Rietberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Rietberg & his wife --- (-[1312/25]).  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[895].  She became Abbess of Borghorst after her husband died.  Graf Otto [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RICHARDIS von Tecklenburg (-1326 or after).  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[896].  Heiress of Tecklenburg.  m GÜNZEL [VI] Graf von Schwerin in Wittenburg, son of NIKOLAUS [I] Graf von Schwerin in Wittenburg & his first wife Elisabeth von Holstein (-1327). 

b)         HEILWIG von Tecklenburg (-after 27 Nov 1303).  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[897]

c)         OTTO [V] von Tecklenburg (1301-4 May 1328).  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[898]Graf von Tecklenburg.  Graf von Dale 1319.  m (1316) KUNIGUNDE van Dale, daughter of WILLEM Graf van Dale & his wife Richarda von Arnsberg.  1316/31.  She married secondly Willem van Cuyck (-1350). 

2.         ENGELBERT .  "Otto…comes in Tekeneborch" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "uxoris nostræ Richardis, filiorum nostrorumque Ottonis et Engelberti", by charter dated 23 Jun 1277[899].  Provost at Münster cathedral 1286.  Canon at Osnabrück cathedral 1294.  Canon at Münster 1299. 

3.         JUTTA .  1306.  m HEINRICH Graf von Sternberg (-1312)

4.         RICHARDIS (-Münster after 26 Jan 1309)m OTTO Graf von Wölpe, son of KONRAD Graf von Wölpe & his wife --- von Roden (-[1307/22 Jul 1308]). 

5.         EGBERT (-after 27 Nov 1303).  "Otto comes de Tekenburgh" donated property to Rulle convent, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostræ, nec non heredum nostrorum…Ottonis, Rychardis et Heylwigis", by charter dated 27 Nov 1303, in the presence of "…Ecberto fratre nostro…"[900]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 30.  GRAFEN von VELTHEIM

 

 

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[901].  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"[902].  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"[903]

-         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"[904].  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"[905]

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"[906].  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"[907].  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"[908]Graf von Veltheim und Osterburg.  He founded Abtei Krevese before 1200[909].  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"[910]

 

 

 

Chapter 31.  GRAFEN von WALBECK

 

 


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[911]

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[912]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[913].  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[914].  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[915].  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[916]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[917].  Thietmar records that Godila remained unmarried for four years after her husband died then married secondly "her relative Hermann"[918].  She married secondly (1007) Hermann [II] Graf von Werle.  Godila's second husband has been identified as Hermann [II] Graf von Werl[919].  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"[920].  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"[921].  The Annalista Saxo names "marchio Werinharius" as son of Lothar[922].  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[923].  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[924].  The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "11 Nov" of "Wirinher com"[925]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[926].  "Liutgardem" is also named in the Annalista Saxo, which records her parentage[927].  Thietmar describes Liutgard as "on the one side…my niece and on the other my cousin's wife" when recording her death[928], 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)[929].  Thietmar records her death on 13 Nov, in a passage dated to 1012, and her burial at Walbeck monastery[930]

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[931]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[932].  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[933].  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"[934], 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"[935]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][936].] 

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[937].  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[938].  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[939].  Thietmar records the death of "Countess Eila" on 19 Aug and her burial in the monastery which she had constructed[940]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[941]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"[942], 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[943]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[944].  Her marriage can be dated approximately from Thietmar describing her husband as unmarried at the time of the battle of Zehden[945], 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"[946].  In another passage, the Annalista Saxo records "Iudhithe comitisse filie Heinrici Calvi de Stadhen" as wife of "Sigefridi comitis de Waldbike"[947].  Thietmar records the death of his mother at Burg Germersleben on 13 Jul[948].  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)[949].  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[950]

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[951]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"[952].  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[953]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"[954].  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"[955]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"[956].  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[957]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[958].  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[959].  Provost of Walbeck 1002.  Bishop of Merseburg 1009. 

iv)       SIEGFRIED von Walbeck (-27 Nov 1032[960]).  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[961].  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[962].  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[963]

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

 

 

 

 

Chapter 32.  GRAFEN von WALDECK

 

 

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 1226.  Graf von Waldeck 1228.  He founded Kloster Netze in 1228.  "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[964].  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"[965]

m firstly SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-before 1254).  1237.  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"[966].  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.  1254/1273. 

Graf Adolf & his first wife had two children: 

1.         HEINRICH [II] (-1267, bur Kloster Netze)Graf von Waldeckm (before 4 Sep 1263) MECHTILD von Arnsberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED [III] Graf von Arnsberg [Kuyc] & his wife --- (-after 13 Aug 1298).  "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[967]

-        GRAFEN von WALDECK[968].  "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[969]

2.         WIDEKIND (-18 Nov 1269).  Provost at Fritzlar 1258.  Provost at Münster Cathedral 1263.  Bishop of Osnabrück 1265. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 33.  GRAFEN von WERL

 

 

 

1.         BERNHARD .  Graf im Lerigau und Dersigau 980.  Graf im westfälischen Brukterergau zu Hellweg. 

 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 10 Jan 955).  Graf im Lerigau 947: "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Lere in comitatu Heinrici comitis…in pago autem Hasagovue in comitatu Livtolfi…in pago Agartinga in comitatu Sigiberti" to Kloster Engern by charter dated 14 Jul 947[970].  Graf in Westfalia 955: "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation by "matrone Helmburhe" of Kloster Fischbeck for the soul of "Ricperhti domini sui et Richarddi et Aelfdehe filii sui", including property "in pago Tilithi in comitatu Hirimanni…iterum in pago Merstem in comitatu eiusdem comitis…et in pago Laginga…in comitatu Dodicon et in pago Vuestfala in comitatu Henrici comitis…et in comitatu Hroduuerkes…et in comitatu Vuirinhardi", by charter dated 10 Jan 955[971]

 

3.         HERMANN [I] (-[985/86]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[972], Hermann [I] was the possible son of Graf Heinrich but the basis for this speculation is not known.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation by "matrone Helmburhe" of Kloster Fischbeck for the soul of "Ricperhti domini sui et Richarddi et Aelfdehe filii sui", including property "in pago Tilithi in comitatu Hirimanni…iterum in pago Merstem in comitatu eiusdem comitis…et in pago Laginga…in comitatu Dodicon et in pago Vuestfala in comitatu Henrici comitis…et in comitatu Hroduuerkes…et in comitatu Vuirinhardi", by charter dated 10 Jan 955[973]Graf von Werlm as her first husband, GERBERGA of Burgundy, daughter of CONRAD I "le Pacifique" King of Burgundy [Welf] & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian] (-7 Jul 1018).  No direct record of this first marriage has so far been identified.  However, "Otto tercius…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted privileges to Kloster Oedingen founded by "matrona Gerberga…in comitatu Herimanni eius filii" to the monks of the Marienkapelle at Aachen by charter dated 18 May 1000[974], and Thietmar names "Count Hermann son of Gerberga" when recording his dispute with Dietrich Bishop of Münster in 1016[975].  These two references relate to Hermann [II] Graf von Werl.  In addition, "Rodulfus et Bernhardus nati in…Werla" are named as brothers of Empress Gisela in the Annalista Saxo, although not specifying that they were her uterine brothers[976].  She founded Kloster Oedingen in 1000.  She married secondly ([986]) Hermann [von Schwaben], who was installed in 997 as Hermann II Duke of Swabia.  "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "in villa Stohchusen in pago Locdorp ac comitatu Herimanni comitis" to Kloster Meschede by charter dated 29 Sep 997 by request of "Gerbirge comitisse"[977].  Graf Hermann [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HERMANN [II] von Werl (-after 14 Sep [1029]).  "Otto tercius…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted privileges to Kloster Oedingen founded by "matrona Gerberga…in comitatu Herimanni eius filii" to the monks of the Marienkapelle at Aachen by charter dated 18 May 1000[978].  Thietmar names "Count Hermann son of Gerberga" when recording his dispute with Dietrich Bishop of Münster in 1016[979].  Graf im Lochtropgau 997.  Graf 1016/17.  Vogt of Kloster Werden, until 1019.  Graf im Dreingau 1019.  Graf im Lerigau 1020.  Graf von Werl 1024.  "Herimanni comitis et filiorum eius Heinrici, Counradi, Athelberti, Bernhardi" 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"[980]m [firstly] ---.  [m secondly (1007) as her second husband, GODILA, widow of LOTHAR [III] von Walbeck Markgraf der Nordgau, 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[981].  Thietmar records that Godila remained unmarried for four years after her husband died then married secondly "her relative Hermann"[982].  Godila's second husband has been identified as Hermann [II] Graf von Werl[983].  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"[984].]  Graf Hermann [II] & his [first] had four children: 

i)          HEINRICH von Werl (-after 1051).  Thietmar names "Heinrich son of Count Hermann" when recording his dispute with Dietrich Bishop of Münster[985].  "Herimanni comitis et filiorum eius Heinrici, Counradi, Athelberti, Bernhardi" 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"[986].  Graf [von Werl] 1024 and 1039.  Vogt of Kloster Höddeken after 1051.  Vogt of Paderborn Cathedral. 

ii)         KONRAD von Werl .  "Herimanni comitis et filiorum eius Heinrici, Counradi, Athelberti, Bernhardi" 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"[987].  1024. 

iii)        ADALBERT von Werl .  "Herimanni comitis et filiorum eius Heinrici, Counradi, Athelberti, Bernhardi" witnessed a donation of property dated "Id Sep 1024" by "Hildigunda abbatissa de Gesike" and one dated "18 Kal Oct [1029]" by "Brun comes cum uxore sua Ida"[988].  1024. 

iv)       BERNHARD von Werl (-1066 or after).  "Herimanni comitis et filiorum eius Heinrici, Counradi, Athelberti, Bernhardi" 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"[989]Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg].  Vogt of Paderborn Cathedral 1024/66.  Graf in Friesland 1031/1038.  Graf im Threcwithigau 1058.  [Graf im Dreingau 1059.]  Vogt of Kloster Corvey 1065.  m ---.  The name of Bernhard's wife is not known.  Graf Bernhard & his wife had three children: 

(a)       KONRAD von Werle (-killed in battle Friesland 10 Jul 1092).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

-         GRAFEN von ARNSBERG

(b)       HEINRICH von Werl (-14 Oct 1107, bur Paderborn Cathedral).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Paderborn 1084. 

(c)       LIUPOLD von Werl .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Werl[-Arnsberg] [1100]. 

b)         RUDOLF von Werl (-after 1040).  "Rodulfus et Bernhardus nati in…Werla" are named brothers of Empress Gisela in the Annalista Saxo, without specifying that they were her uterine brothers[990].  Graf im Mittleren Friesland 1040.  m ---.  The name of Rudolf's wife is not known.  Graf Rudolf & his wife had one child:

i)          HERMANN [III] von Werl (-before [1050]).  "Rudolfus" is named father of "comitem Herimannum, pater domne Ode" in the Annalista Saxo[991]m as her first husband, RICHENZA, daughter of OTTO Pfalzgraf von Lothringen [Ezzonen] & his wife [--- von Egisheim] (-Mar, 1082 or before).  The Annalista Saxo names Richenza wife of Hermann [III] and records her second marriage to "Otto de Northeim quondam dux", but does not give her origin[992].  The primary source which confirms her origin and her first marriage has not so far been identified.  She married secondly ([1050]) Otto Graf von Northeim, son of BENNO Graf [von Northeim] & his wife [Eilika ---] (-11 Jan 1083).  He was installed as Otto Duke of Bavaria in 1061.  Graf Hermann [III] & his wife had one child:

(a)       ODA von Werl ([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[993].  The Annales Magdeburgenses the death in 1110 of "Oda marchionis…filiastra Ottonis ducis de Northeim"[994]m ([1065]) LOTHAR-UDO II Markgraf der Nordmark, Graf von Stade, son of LOTHAR-UDO I Markgraf der Nordmark, Graf von Stade & his wife Adelheid [von Rheinfelden] ([1020/30]-4 May 1082). 

c)         BERNHARD von Werl (-after 1027).  "Rodulfus et Bernhardus nati in…Werla" are named brothers of Empress Gisela in the Annalista Saxo, without specifying that they were her uterine brothers[995].  Graf von Hövel 1023.  Vogt von Stift Essen 1027.  m ---.  The name of Bernhard's wife is not known.  Graf Bernhard & his wife had two or more children:

i)          IDA von Werl .  The Annalista Saxo names Ida as daughter of "Bernhardus comes", her first husband "Heinricus de castro quod Loufe dicitur, Brunonis Treverensis episcope et Poponis comitis frater", her second husband "nobilis de Saxonia" and her children by both husbands[996].  She and her second husband were grandparents of Siegfried Graf von Artlenburg[997]m firstly HEINRICH Graf, son of ---.  Graf von Laufen 1067.  m secondly --- [Saxon noble].  child of second marriage: 

(a)       SIEGFRIED von Werl .  The Annalista Saxo names "Sifridum de Ertiniburh" as son of Ida by her second husband[998]

ii)         daughter(s) .  The Annalista Saxo says that Bernhard "habuit filias, quarum unam nominee Idam"[999]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 34.  GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE

 

 

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[1000]

 

 

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[1001]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[1002]

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[1003]

 

 

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[1004]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[1005].  "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[1006].  "Conradus…comes de Werniggerod" donated property in "Berenstorp…[et] in Dannenstid" to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1252[1007]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][1008].  "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[1009].  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[1010].  "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[1011]

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[1012].  "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[1013].  "Geuehardus comes necnon Conradus filius suus de Werningrod" exchanged property with Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 13 May 1254[1014].  "Geuehardus et […cognatus meus…] Fridericus de Werningerode" recognised the rights of Kloster Ilsenburg in property by charter dated 14 Jun [1256/58][1015].  "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[1016].  Volrad Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed a foundation at Silvesterkirche by “Ghevehardus...et Conradus comites in Wernigerode” by charter dated 29 Oct 1265[1017].  "G. et C…comites in Werningeroth" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1267[1018].  "Geuehardus et Conradus filius eius…comites in Werningerod" settled a dispute involving Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 5 Aug 1269[1019]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[1020].  "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[1021]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[1022].  "C…comes de Werningeroth" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 12 Jul 1267, witnessed by "…comes Geuehardus…"[1023].  "G. et C…comites in Werningeroth" renounced rights in favour of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 1267[1024].  “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[1025].  "Geuehardus et Conradus filius eius…comites in Werningerod" settled a dispute involving Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 5 Aug 1269[1026].  "C…comes de Werningerod" confirmed rights of Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated to [1267/77][1027].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1028].  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1029].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1030]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[1031].  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"[1032].  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[1033].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1034].  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"[1035]Graf von Wernigerode.  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1036].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1037].  "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[1038]

-         GRAFEN von WERNIGERODE[1039]

(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[1040].  "Conradus filiique nostri Albertus et Fridericus comites de Wernigerodhe" donated property to Kloster Ilsenburg by charter dated 28 Aug 1283[1041].  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"[1042]Graf von Wernigerode.  "Conradus Albertus et Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed rights of Ilsenburg by charter dated 6 May 1288[1043].  "Conradus Albertus Fredericus comites de Wernigerode" confirmed a donation to Ilsenburg by charter dated 1290[1044].  "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[1045]

(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[1046]

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[1047]

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[1048].  "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[1049]

e)         KUNIGUNDE von Wernigerode (-after 1233)m as his second wife, BERNARD [II] Graf von Wölpe, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Wölpe & his wife --- (-28 Jan 1221).   

 

 

 

 

Chapter 35.  GRAFEN von WINZENBURG

 

 

 

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"[1050], 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"[1051].  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"[1052].  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"[1053].  The Auctarium Claustroneoburgense records the death in 1122 of "Hermannus comes provincialis de Saxonia"[1054]

m firstly --- [von Everstein].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet 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"[1055].  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[1056].  The necrology of Windberg records the death "Kal Dec 1162" of "Hadewich coma et fundatrix loci huius"[1057].  The necrology of Oberaltaich records the death "Kal Dec" of "Hadewic coma"[1058].  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"[1059].  The De Advocatis Altahensibus names "Hadwigam" as wife of "Aschwinus…comes de Bogen…dicitur Adilpertum comitem", specifying that her husband was "advocatus Altahensis ecclesie"[1060].  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[1061].  "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[1062].  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"[1063].  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"[1064].  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[1065]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[1066]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]"[1067].  The Annales Sancti Diibodi record that "Hermannus de Winzenburg" killed "Burchardum de Lochenheim" in 1130[1068].  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…"[1069].  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"[1070].  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][1071].  Vogt von Corvey 1147.  He was murdered by ministeriales on account of his arrogance[1072].  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[1073].  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[1074].  The Annales Magdeburgenses record that "comes Hermannus de Wincenburh…et coniunx eius Liuchardis" were killed "1152 4 Kal Feb"[1075]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"[1076].  The necrology of Kloster Neuburg records the death "XIII Kal Jun" of "Elizabet filia marchionis"[1077]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"[1078].  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"[1079].  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"[1080]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[1081]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[1082].  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[1083].  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"[1084]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[1085].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1146 of "Heinricus de Assele , frater Hermanni comitis"[1086]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"[1087]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[1088].  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[1089]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”)[1090], read together with Arnold's Chronica Slavorum which records the marriage of "comes Adolfus" and "filiam comitis Ottonis de Dasle"[1091].  Her brother, Philipp Archbishop of Köln, claimed her husband's inheritance on her behalf[1092].  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"[1093], 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[1094].  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[1095]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 36.  GRAFEN von WOLDENBERG

 

 

 

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[1096]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…"[1097].  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[1098]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 37.  GRAFEN von WÖLPE

 

 

 

1.         BERNHARD [I] (-after 1171).  Graf von Wölpe.  m ---.  Bernhard & his wife had children: 

a)         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[1099]m firstly SOPHIE von Dassel, daughter of [LUDOLF [I] Graf von Dassel & his wife ---] (-after 27 Dec 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[1100]m secondly KUNIGUNDE von Wernigerode, daughter of ALBRECHT Graf von Wernigerode & his wife --- von Magdeburg (-after 1233).  Bernhard [II] & his first wife had three children: 

i)          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[1101]m HEINRICH [I] Graf von Hoya, son of --- (-25 Nov 1235, bur Bücken). 

ii)         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[1102]m (before 1212) SIEGFRIED Graf von Osterburg und Altenhausen, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Veltheim und Osterburg & his wife Oda von Artlenburg (-after 1242). 

iii)        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[1103]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: 

iv)       KONRAD (-[23 Jul 1255/22 Sep 1257])m (before 1245) --- von Roden, daughter of HILDEBOLD [II] Graf von Roden & his wife ---.  Konrad & his wife had five children: 

(a)       BURCHARD (-[25 Jan 1289/15 Apr 1290).  "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[1104]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[1105]m secondly ERMENGARD, daughter of --- (-after 1284).  Burchard & his first wife had one child: 

(1)       ELISABETH (-2 Feb 1336)m HEINRICH Graf von Schwalenberg, son of --- (-1 Mar 1349). 

Burchard & his second wife had two children: 

(2)       KUNIGUNDE 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). 

(3)       HILDEBOLD (-before 1332).  m BERTHA, daughter of --- (-after [1332/35]). 

(b)       BERNHARD (-[17 Sep] 1310).  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[1106].  Elected bishop of Bremen 1307. 

(c)       OTTO (-[1307/22 Jul 1308]).  "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[1107].  Otto Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg bought the Grafschaft Wölpe 30 Jan 1302[1108]m RICHARDIS von Tecklenburg, daughter of OTTO [III] Graf von Tecklenburg & his wife Richardis von der Mark (-Münster after 26 Jan 1309). 

(d)       GEBHARD (-after 1260). 

(e)       HEDWIG (-after 24 Jul 1278)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). 

 

 

 

 

1.         BERNHARDGraf von Hildesheim.  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…"[1109]

 

 



[1] Annalista Saxo 781, 827, 840, 853 and 887. 

[2] Jordan, K., trans. Falla, P. S. (1986) Henry the Lion: a Biography (Clarendon Press, Oxford), pp. 65 and 95. 

[3] Jordan (1986), p. 107. 

[4] Jordan (1986), pp. 108, 111-12 and 113. 

[5] Jordan (1986), p. 109. 

[6] Jackman, D. C. (1997) Criticism and Critique, sidelights on the Konradiner (Oxford Unit for Prosopographical Research), p. 142. 

[7] D O I 229 and D O II 3, and Warner, D. A. (trans.) The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg (2001) (Manchester University Press), 2.19, p. 105. 

[8] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 37. 

[9] Thietmar 3.9, pp. 133-4. 

[10] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[11] D O II 190, p. 216. 

[12] Thietmar 3.10, p. 134. 

[13] Annalista Saxo 979 and 1056. 

[14] Thietmar 3.10, p. 134. 

[15] Annalista Saxo 1040. 

[16] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, II, p. 411. 

[17] Annales Magdaburgenses 15, 1120, MGH SS XVI, p. 182. 

[18] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, II, p. 411. 

[19] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[20] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, II, p. 411. 

[21] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[22] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[23] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1867) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil I, 366, p. 275. 

[24] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[25] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 366, p. 275. 

[26] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[27] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[28] Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium 27, MGH SS XIV, p. 415. 

[29] Annalista Saxo 1092. 

[30] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 40. 

[31] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[32] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[33] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[34] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1840) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band I (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 280, p. 183. 

[35] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 282, p. 183. 

[36] Annales Rosenveldenses 1124, MGH SS XVI, p. 104. 

[37] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[38] Monumenta Osterhoviensa, Codex Traditionum III, Monumenta Boica Vol. XII, p. 332. 

[39] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 2, MGH SS XII, p. 516, footnote 17 quoting "Iuttam. Gamansius enim in Act. SS. Ian. I, 839 ex antique Capenbergæ ms" stating "Godefridus, monasterii Capenbergis fundator, duxit filiam Friderici comitis in Arnsberg, nomine Iuttam, ex qua nullam prolem suscepit. Otto autem in cælibatu ordinem ingressus fuit". 

[40] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[41] ES VIII 98 b. 

[42] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[43] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 1, MGH SS XII, p. 515. 

[44] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 12, MGH SS XII, p. 530. 

[45] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 12, MGH SS XII, p. 530. 

[46] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis (Vita II addit) MGH SS XII, p. 51. 

[47] Bruch, H. (ed.) (1973) Chronologia Johannes de Beke (The Hague), 53b, p. 105, available at < http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten /KroniekVanJohannesDeBekeTot1430/latijn> (31 Aug 2006). 

[48] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 305, p. 200. 

[49] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 310, p. 205. 

[50] Annalista Saxo 1136. 

[51] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 343, p. 232. 

[52] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 2, MGH SS XII, p. 516, footnote 17 quoting "Iuttam. Gamansius enim in Act. SS. Ian. I, 839 ex antique Capenbergæ ms" stating "Godefridus, monasterii Capenbergis fundator, duxit filiam Friderici comitis in Arnsberg, nomine Iuttam, ex qua nullam prolem suscepit. Otto autem in cælibatu ordinem ingressus fuit". 

[53] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[54] ES VIII 98 b. 

[55] Coldeweij, J. A. and Dael, P. J. van (1993) Van Renen, Oorsprong en Uitsterven van een Middeleeuws Adelijk geslacht te Rhenen, quoting Marneffe (1896), CXIX. 

[56] Coldeweij & Dael (1993), quoting Muller & Bouman (1920), I, p. 499. 

[57] Annales Egmundani 1164, MGH SS XVI, p. 463. 

[58] Annales Egmundani 1172, MGH SS XVI, p. 467. 

[59] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 75, p. 77. 

[60] Annales Egmundani 1164, MGH SS XVI, p. 463. 

[61] Stumpf, K. F. (ed.) (1863) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Erzbisthums Mainz im zwölften Jahrhundert (Acta Maguntina Seculi XII) (Innsbruck) (“Mainz Urkunden 12th Century”), 75, p. 77. 

[62] Erhard, H. A. (ed.) (1851) Regesta historiæ Westfaliæ (Münster) ("Westfaliæ Regesta") Band II, CCCLXXVI, p. 129. 

[63] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 455, p. 319. 

[64] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[65] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVII, p. 235. 

[66] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 536, p. 373. 

[67] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCLXXVI, p. 129. 

[68] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 536, p. 373. 

[69] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCLXXVI, p. 129. 

[70] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 536, p. 373. 

[71] Günther, W. (1823) Codex Diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus (Coblenz) Theil II, 178.8, p. 289. 

[72] Kremer, C. J. (1781) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band III Geschichte der Grafen von Gülch, Urkunden zur Gülch- und Bergischen Geschichte (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich"), CXXXIII, p. 150. 

[73] Kremer, C. J. (1776) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band II Urkunden zur Geschichte der Grafen und Herren von Limburg ("Kremer (1886) Urkunden Limburg") XVI, p. 136. 

[74] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil II, 178.8, p. 289. 

[75] Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich, CXXXIII, p. 150. 

[76] Kremer (1886) Urkunden Limburg, XVI, p. 136. 

[77] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1853) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band III (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 689, p. 589. 

[78] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 689, p. 589. 

[79] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 807, p. 710. 

[80] Wenck, H. B. (1803) Hessische Landesgeschichte mit einem Urkundenbuch, Band III, Urkundenbuch (Darmstadt) ("Hessische Landesgeschichte Urkundenbuch, Band III"), CCI, p. 169. 

[81] Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus, Theil II, 327, p. 468. 

[82] Lamey, A. (1779) Diplomatische Geschichte der alten Grafen von Ravensberg (Mannheim) ("Ravensberg Codex"), XLIX, 50. 

[83] Ravensberg Codex, XXVIII, p. 32. 

[84] Ravensberg Codex, XXVIII, p. 32. 

[85] Vita Annonis Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, 1, MGH SS XI, p. 467. 

[86] Lacomblet, T. J. (1857) Archiv für die Geschichte des Niederrheins (Düsseldorf), Band II, p. 52. 

[87] Vita Annonis Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, 1, MGH SS XI, p. 467. 

[88] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 222. 

[89] Archiv für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band II, p. 51. 

[90] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 221. 

[91] Archiv für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band II, p. 50. 

[92] Vita Annonis Archiepiscopi Coloniensis, 1, MGH SS XI, p. 467. 

[93] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 223. 

[94] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 223. 

[95] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 224. 

[96] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 221. 

[97] ES XII 35. 

[98] ES XII 35. 

[99] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 223. 

[100] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 225. 

[101] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 221. 

[102] ES XII 35 and 39. 

[103] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 224. 

[104] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 225. 

[105] Vita et Passio Conradi Archiepiscopi Trevirensis, 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 214. 

[106] Gesta Treverorum, Additamentum et Continuatio Prima, 9, MGH SS VIII, p. 182. 

[107] Gesta Treverorum, 33, MGH SS VIII, p. 174. 

[108] Gesta Treverorum, Additamentum et Continuatio Prima, 9, MGH SS VIII, p. 182. 

[109] Vita et Passio Conradi Archiepiscopi Trevirensis, 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 214. 

[110] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 222. 

[111] Annalen des historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, VIII (Köln, 1860), Necrologium Sigebergense, p. 221. 

[112] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 228. 

[113] ES XII 35. 

[114] ES XII 36. 

[115] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[116] ES XII 36. 

[117] ES XII 37-8. 

[118] Jordan (1986), p. 14. 

[119] ES I.2 182. 

[120] Annalista Saxo 1030. 

[121] Annalista Saxo 1030. 

[122] D H III 106, p. 134. 

[123] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 136, p. 110. 

[124] Thietmar 5.12, p. 213. 

[125] Wiponis, Vita Chuonradi II Imperatoris 2, MGH SS XI, p. 258. 

[126] Alberti Miliolo Notarii Regini Liber de Temporibus, De Gestis comitisse Matildis suorumque antecessorum CLXI, MGH SS XXXI, p. 435. 

[127] Annalista Saxo 1026. 

[128] Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi 32, MGH SS IV, p. 84. 

[129] Poull, G. (1994) La Maison souveraine et ducale de Bar (Presses Universitaires de Nancy), p. 23. 

[130] Fragmenta Libri Anniversariorum Einsiedlenses, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 212. 

[131] D K II 204, p. 275. 

[132] Annalista Saxo 1026 and 1130. 

[133] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[134] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[135] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[136] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[137] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[138] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[139] Annalista Saxo 1026 and 1130. 

[140] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[141] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[142] Annalista Saxo 1100. 

[143] Annalista Saxo 1026 and 1062. 

[144] Urkunde König Hermanns 2, p. 679. 

[145] Almanach de Gotha (1998), p. 4. 

[146] ES I.2 182. 

[147] Annales Rosenveldenses 1123, MGH SS XVI, p. 104. 

[148] Annalista Saxo 1070 and 1106. 

[149] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[150] Annalista Saxo 1106. 

[151] Annalista Saxo 1106. 

[152] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[153] Annalista Saxo 1062. 

[154] ES I.2 182. 

[155] Beyer, H. (ed.) (1860) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der, jetzt die Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier bildenden Mittelrheinischen Territorien (Coblenz), Vol. I, (“Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch, I”), 388, p. 444, consulted at <http:/www.rlb.de/mrHist/> (12 Dec 2007). 

[156] ES I.2 182. 

[157] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 42. 

[158] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXIX, p. 220. 

[159] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXIX, p. 220. 

[160] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[161] ES XVII 119, extinct in the male line in 1368. 

[162] Jacobs, E. (ed.) (1891) Urkundenbuch der Stadt Wernigerode (Halle) (“Wernigerode Urkundenbuch”), 7, p. 5. 

[163] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXIX, p. 220. 

[164] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[165] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XXII, p. 429. 

[166] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, pp. 294 and 295. 

[167] ES XVII 117-118, extinct in the male line in 1599. 

[168] Cronica Principum Saxonie , MGH SS XXV, p. 476. 

[169] ES XVII 117, extinct in the male line in 1368. 

[170] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[171] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 42. 

[172] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317. 

[173] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 22, p. 24. 

[174] Jordan (1986), p. 90. 

[175] Annales Magdeburgenses 1144, MGH SS XVI, p. 187. 

[176] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 328. 

[177] Herquet, K. (ed.) (1883) Urkundenbuch des Prämonstratenserklosters Arnstein an der Lahn (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn"), 1, p. 1. 

[178] Arnstein an der Lahn, 2, p. 3. 

[179] Vita Lodewici comitis de Arnstein, Fontes rerum Germanicarum III, p. 332. 

[180] Simon, J. (1865) Die Geschichte des reichständischen Hauses Ysenburg und Büdingen, Band III Das Ysenburg und Büdingensche Urkundenbuch (Frankfurt) ("Isenburg Urkundenbuch"), III, p. 4. 

[181] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 304, p. 200. 

[182] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 305, p. 200. 

[183] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[184] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[185] Haverkamp, A. (1988) Medieval Germany 1056-1273 (Oxford University Press), p. 110. 

[186] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[187] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[188] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 75, p. 77. 

[189] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXXXV, p. 103. 

[190] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 505 and 507. 

[191] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXXXV, p. 103. 

[192] Chronicon Hugonis, monachi Virdunensis et divionensis abbatis Flaviniacensis II.3 and 8, MGH SS VIII, pp. 370 and 375. 

[193] ES VIII 98a. 

[194] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 1, MGH SS XII, p. 515. 

[195] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis after 12, MGH SS XII, pp. 528-9. 

[196] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 1, MGH SS XII, p. 515. 

[197] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[198] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 1, MGH SS XII, p. 515. 

[199] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 12, MGH SS XII, p. 530. 

[200] ES VIII 98 a. 

[201] ES XVIII 2. 

[202] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 1, MGH SS XII, p. 515. 

[203] Erhard, H. A. (ed.) (1847) Regesta historiæ Westfaliæ (Münster) ("Westfaliæ Regesta") Band I, CXC, p. 149. 

[204] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CXCVII, p. 1. 

[205] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis 2, MGH SS XII, p. 516, footnote 17 quoting "Iuttam. Gamansius enim in Act. SS. Ian. I, 839 ex antique Capenbergæ ms" stating "Godefridus, monasterii Capenbergis fundator, duxit filiam Friderici comitis in Arnsberg, nomine Iuttam, ex qua nullam prolem suscepit. Otto autem in cælibatu ordinem ingressus fuit". 

[206] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[207] ES VIII 98 b. 

[208] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[209] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band I, CXC, p. 149. 

[210] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CXCVII, p. 1. 

[211] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CXCIX, p. 5. 

[212] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis (Vita II addit) MGH SS XII, p. 51. 

[213] Vita Godefridi comitis Capenbergensis (Vita II addit) MGH SS XII, p. 51. 

[214] Hasse, P. (ed.) (1886) Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden (Hamburg, Leipzig), Band I, 446, p. 203. 

[215] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 515, p. 237. 

[216] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 414, p. 285. 

[217] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1166, MGH SS VI, p. 412. 

[218] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCCLXXXV, p. 199. 

[219] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 111, p. 113. 

[220] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 111, p. 113. 

[221] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVII, p. 235. 

[222] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[223] Ravensberg Codex, XXIX, 33. 

[224] Ravensberg Codex, XLIII, p. 45. 

[225] Ravensberg Codex, XXIX, p. 33. 

[226] Ravensberg Codex, XXXIII, p. 37. 

[227] Ravensberg Codex, XL, p. 42. 

[228] Hodenberg, W. von (ed.) (1858) Calenberger Urkundenbuch, Dritte Abtheilung (Stift Loccum) (Hannover) (“Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum)”) I, pp. 2 and 4. 

[229] Chronographus Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 56. 

[230] Chronographus Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 56. 

[231] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 65, p. 68. 

[232] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 75, p. 77. 

[233] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 96, p. 100. 

[234] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 99, p. 102. 

[235] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXIX, p. 220. 

[236] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1141, MGH SS XXIII, p. 834. 

[237] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 99, p. 102. 

[238] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 142, p. 143. 

[239] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1141, MGH SS XXIII, p. 834. 

[240] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 142, p. 143. 

[241] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 142, p. 143. 

[242] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 142, p. 143. 

[243] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1141, MGH SS XXIII, p. 834. 

[244] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1141, MGH SS XXIII, p. 834. 

[245] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1141, MGH SS XXIII, p. 834. 

[246] Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses 1256, MGH SS XXIV, p. 824. 

[247] ES XVII 82, extinct in the male line [1405]. 

[248] ES XVII 83-85, extinct in the male line in 1663. 

[249] ES XVII 82, extinct in the male line [after 1350]. 

[250] Jakobs, E. (ed.) (1875) Urkundenbuch des Klosters Ilsenburg, erste Hälfte, Geschichtsquellen det Provinz Sachsen, Band VI (Halle) ("Ilsenburg"), 72, p. 73. 

[251] Hodenberg, W. von (ed.) (1858) Calenberger Urkundenbuch, Dritte Abtheilung (Stift Loccum) (Hannover) (“Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum)”) I, p. 2. 

[252] ES III 8 A. 

[253] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 8, p. 7. 

[254] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 8, p. 7. 

[255] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 4. 

[256] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, pp. 2-3. 

[257] ES III 8 A. 

[258] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 2. 

[259] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[260] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 3. 

[261] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 2. 

[262] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[263] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 3. 

[264] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, pp. 2 and 4. 

[265] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, pp. 2 and 4. 

[266] ES I.3 276. 

[267] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 2. 

[268] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 446, p. 203. 

[269] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 515, p. 237. 

[270] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 90, p. 69. 

[271] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 4. 

[272] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) I, p. 4. 

[273] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 90, p. 69. 

[274] ES III 8 A, extinct in the male line in 1436. 

[275] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[276] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[277] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[278] ES II 2. 

[279] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[280] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[281] Annalista Saxo 1100. 

[282] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[283] Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses 1117, MGH SS XXIV, p. 824. 

[284] Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii, MGH SS XXIV, p. 825. 

[285] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[286] Annales Magdeburgenses 1106, MGH SS XVI, p. 181. 

[287] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[288] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[289] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 228.   

[290] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCV, p. 9. 

[291] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCXXVIII, p. 25. 

[292] ES I.3 335. 

[293] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 90, p. 94. 

[294] ES I.3 335. 

[295] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVI, p. 233. 

[296] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1207, MGH SS XXIII, p. 887. 

[297] Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium 18, MGH SS XXIII, p. 410. 

[298] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXLI, p. 237. 

[299] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVI, p. 233. 

[300] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1207, MGH SS XXIII, p. 887. 

[301] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1207, MGH SS XXIII, p. 887. 

[302] Gesta Episcopum Traiectensium 18, MGH SS XXIII, p. 410. 

[303] Kronijk van Arent toe Bocop, Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series (Utrecht 1860), vijfde deel, pp. 162-3. 

[304] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 65a, p. 161.  

[305] Beka's Egmondsch Necrologium, in Oppermann, O. (1933) Fontes Egmundenses (Utrecht), p. 110. 

[306] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1207, MGH SS XXIII, p. 887. 

[307] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band I, CXCI, p. 150. 

[308] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCV, p. 9. 

[309] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCXXVIII, p. 25. 

[310] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVI, p. 233. 

[311] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXXXVII, p. 235. 

[312] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXLI, p. 237. 

[313] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 65a, p. 161. 

[314] ES I.3 335. 

[315] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[316] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[317] Ravensberg Codex, XLIX, 50. 

[318] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[319] ES I.3 335. 

[320] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[321] ES I.3 335. 

[322] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXXVIII, p. 79. 

[323] Ravensberg Codex, XLIX, p. 50. 

[324] Ravensberg Codex, LVI, p. 56. 

[325] Ravensberg Codex, XLIX, p. 50. 

[326] Annales Stadenses 1238, MGH SS XVI, p. 363.  

[327] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 446, p. 203. 

[328] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 578, p. 260. 

[329] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[330] Ravensberg Codex, XXII, p. 28. 

[331] Ravensberg Codex, XXV, p. 31. 

[332] Annales Stadenses 1247, MGH SS XVI, p. 371.  

[333] Ravensberg Codex, XXXVI, 39. 

[334] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[335] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[336] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[337] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[338] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 4, MGH SS XXIV, pp. 820-1. 

[339] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 371, p. 279. 

[340] Chronographus Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 56. 

[341] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[342] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[343] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[344] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[345] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[346] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 294. 

[347] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, pp. 294 and 295. 

[348] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[349] Annalista Saxo 1136. 

[350] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 47, p. 50. 

[351] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 1, MGH SS XXI, p. 180. 

[352] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 165, p. 87. 

[353] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, DXCII, p. 267. 

[354] Wippermann, C. W. (1853) Regesta Schaumburgensia (Cassel), 99, p. 56. 

[355] Schleswig-Holstein Regesten und Urkunden, Band I, 446, p. 203. 

[356] Boehmer, J. F. (1868) Fontes Rerum Germanicarum, Band IV (Stuttgart), Kalendarium Necrologicum Monasterii Visbeccensis ("Visbeck"), p. 495. 

[357] Codex diplomaticus Nassoicus, Band I, Part 1, 308, p. 225. 

[358] Becker, W. (ed.) (1881) Das Necrologium der vormaligen Prämonstratenser-Abtei Arnstein an der Lahn, Annalen des Vereins Nassauische Alterthumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, Band XVI (Wiesbaden) ("Arnstein an der Lahn Necrologium"), p. 159. 

[359] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 230. 

[360] Gudenus, V. F. de (1743) Codex Diplomaticus Moguntiaca (Goettingen), Tome I, CCXLVIII, p. 599. 

[361] Thietmar 4.1, p. 150. 

[362] Thietmar 5.5, p. 209. 

[363] Annalista Saxo 1083. 

[364] Thietmar 5.5, p. 209. 

[365] Thietmar 4.1, p. 150. 

[366] Thietmar 5.5, p. 209. 

[367] Annalista Saxo 1057.  

[368] Thietmar 5.5, p. 209. 

[369] Annalista Saxo 1083. 

[370] Annalista Saxo 1083. 

[371] Annalista Saxo 1057 and 1083. 

[372] Annalista Saxo 1057 and 1083. 

[373] Lamberti Annales 1071, MGH SS V, p. 185. 

[374] Haverkamp (1988), p. 110. 

[375] Fuhrmann, H., trans. Reuter, T. (1995) Germany in the high middle ages c.1050-1200 (Cambridge University Press), pp. 62-3. 

[376] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[377] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[378] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317. 

[379] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 28, p. 31. 

[380] Annalista Saxo 1101. 

[381] Annales Corbeienses, Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum, Tome I, p. 41. 

[382] Annalista Saxo 1100. 

[383] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[384] Annales Sancti Blasii Brunsvicenses 1117, MGH SS XXIV, p. 824. 

[385] Jungio, J. H. (1774) (Hannover) Historiæ antiquísima comitatus Benthemiensis, Codex diplomatum et documentorum variorum pro Historia Benthemiensi ("Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi"), V, p. 9. 

[386] Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii, MGH SS XXIV, p. 825. 

[387] Annalista Saxo 1101. 

[388] Annalista Saxo 1115. 

[389] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, V, p. 9. 

[390] Annalista Saxo 1101. 

[391] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 5, p. 7. 

[392] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, V, p. 9. 

[393] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1867) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil I, 285, p. 211.  

[394] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, VII, p. 13. 

[395] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, VIII, p. 19. 

[396] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, V, p. 9. 

[397] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[398] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[399] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 317. 

[400] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[401] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[402] Haverkamp (1988), p. 110. 

[403] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[404] Annales Magdeburgenses 1110 5, MGH SS XVI, p. 181. 

[405] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[406] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[407] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[408] D O I 395, p. 537. 

[409] Annales Necrologici Fuldenses 957, MGH SS XIII, p. 198. 

[410] Thangmari, Vita Bernwaldi Episcopi Hildesheimensis I, MGH SS IV, p. 758, footnote 1 specifying "ex patrem Theodericum comitem de Sommerschenburg". 

[411] Thangmari, Vita Bernwaldi Episcopi Hildesheimensis I, MGH SS IV, p. 758, footnote 1 specifying "ex patrem Theodericum comitem de Sommerschenburg". 

[412] Thangmari, Vita Bernwaldi Episcopi Hildesheimensis 34, MGH SS IV, p. 773, the date "1001" in the margin. 

[413] D O III 81, p. 489. 

[414] Thietmar 4.20, p. 166. 

[415] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[416] Thietmar 6.16, p. 249. 

[417] D H II 255, p. 293. 

[418] Thietmar 2.2, p. 91. 

[419] Annalista Saxo 1039. 

[420] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[421] Annalista Saxo 1046. 

[422] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[423] Annalista Saxo 1043. 

[424] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[425] Annalista Saxo 1043. 

[426] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[427] Chronicon Gozecense I.6, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[428] ES I.1 147. 

[429] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[430] Annalista Saxo 1043. 

[431] Annalista Saxo 1043. 

[432] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142, footnote 27 speculating that this was abbot Richard who died in 1039.  The relationship between the two has not been established. 

[433] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[434] D H IV 139, p. 181. 

[435] ES I.1 147. 

[436] Chronicon Gozecense I.19, MGH SS X, p. 148. 

[437] Chronicon Gozecense I.14, MGH SS X, p. 146. 

[438] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[439] Chronicon Gozecense I.15, MGH SS X, p. 146. 

[440] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[441] Annalista Saxo 1125. 

[442] Chronicon Gozecense I.17, MGH SS X, p. 147. 

[443] Chronicon Gozecense I.17, MGH SS X, p. 147. 

[444] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[445] Annalista Saxo 1125. 

[446] Chronicon Gozecense II.15, MGH SS X, p. 154. 

[447] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[448] Annalista Saxo 1126. 

[449] Chronicon Gozecense II.11, MGH SS X, p. 153. 

[450] Annalista Saxo 1126. 

[451] Chronicon Gozecense II.11, MGH SS X, p. 153. 

[452] Chronicon Gozecense II.16, MGH SS X, p. 154, an undated paragraph after one recording his father's death and before one recording events in 1126. 

[453] Chronicon Gozecense II.11, MGH SS X, p. 153, the name applied in II.17, p. 154, to Magdeburg when recording the death of "Rokkerus Parthenopolitanæ archiepiscopus".   

[454] Chronicon Gozecense II.16, MGH SS X, p. 154, an undated paragraph after one recording his father's death and before one recording events in 1126. 

[455] Chronicon Gozecense II.29, MGH SS X, p. 157, the event being undated but the following sentence referring to 1135. 

[456] Chronicon Gozecense II.16, MGH SS X, p. 154, an undated paragraph after one recording his father's death and before one recording events in 1126. 

[457] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[458] Chronicon Gozecense I.21, MGH SS X, p. 148. 

[459] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[460] Chronicon Gozecense I.2, MGH SS X, p. 142. 

[461] Chronicon Gozecense I.21, MGH SS X, p. 148. 

[462] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[463] Annalista Saxo 1056. 

[464] Chronicon Gozecense I.21, MGH SS X, p. 148. 

[465] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[466] Coronatio Romano Henrici V, MGH LL 2, p. 65. 

[467] MGH Const. I, Heinrici V Constitutiones, 83, p. 135. 

[468] Annalista Saxo 1026. 

[469] Annalista Saxo 1026. 

[470] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[471] Annales Magdeburgenses 1162, MGH SS XVI, p. 192. 

[472] Annalista Saxo 1124. 

[473] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, pp. 326-7.  

[474] Annalista Saxo 1124. 

[475] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[476] Jordan (1986), p. 100. 

[477] Jordan (1986), p. 102. 

[478] Annales Palidenses 28, 1179, MGH SS XVI, p. 95. 

[479] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[480] Jordan (1986), p. 106. 

[481] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, pp. 326-7.  

[482] Annales Pegavienses 1184, MGH SS XVI, p. 265. 

[483] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 409, p. 281. 

[484] FRA II 69, p. 335 n 195, cited in Wegener, W. (1965/67) Genealogischen Tafeln zur mitteleuropäischen Geschichte (Verlag Degener), p. 143. 

[485] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[486] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[487] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[488] See ES I.2 180 and 181, extinct in the male line in 1336. 

[489] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[490] Annales Magdeburgenses 1117 12, MGH SS XVI, p. 182. 

[491] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[492] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[493] Annalista Saxo 1117. 

[494] Annalista Saxo 1118. 

[495] Annalista Saxo 1118. 

[496] Annalista Saxo 1118. 

[497] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[498] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[499] Annalista Saxo 1118. 

[500] Annalista Saxo 1103. 

[501] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[502] Jordan (1986), p. 39. 

[503] Jordan (1986), p. 44. 

[504] Chronicon Montis Serreni 1184, MGH SS XXIII, p. 159. 

[505] Annalista Saxo 1049 and 1118. 

[506] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[507] Annalista Saxo 1133. 

[508] Annalista Saxo 1133. 

[509] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[510] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[511] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[512] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritte Abteilung - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[513] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[514] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCLXXXIX, p. 70. 

[515] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCXCIII, p. 77. 

[516] Jordan (1986), p. 98. 

[517] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXIII, p. 88. 

[518] Jordan (1986), pp. 100 and 105. 

[519] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[520] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 12, p. 15. 

[521] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 12, p. 15. 

[522] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 45, p. 41. 

[523] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 83, p. 65. 

[524] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 84, p. 65. 

[525] ES I.3 325, extinct in the male line in 1494. 

[526] Calenberger Urkundenbuch III (Stift Loccum) 83, p. 65. 

[527] Thietmar 7.24, p. 323, footnote 47 citing the necrology of Merseburg recording her death on 28 Oct. 

[528] Thietmar 5.3, p. 206. 

[529] D H II 46, p. 54. 

[530] Annalista Saxo 1009. 

[531] Thietmar 6.95, p. 301. 

[532] Annalista Saxo 1009. 

[533] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[534] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[535] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[536] Gesta Archiepiscoporum Magdeburgensium 27, MGH SS XIV, p. 415. 

[537] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[538] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[539] Annalista Saxo 1136. 

[540] Annalista Saxo 1036. 

[541] ES XIX.82. 

[542] Annalista Saxo 1009 and 1106. 

[543] Vita Sancti Brunonis Episcopi et Martyris, MGH SS XXX.2, p. 1360. 

[544] Annalista Saxo 1009. 

[545] Thietmar 6.94 and 95, pp. 299-300, footnote 162 stating the actual date of the martyrdom appears to have been 9 Mar. 

[546] Thietmar 4.17, p. 163. 

[547] ES VIII 133. 

[548] Thietmar 8.26, p. 379. 

[549] Jordan (1986), p. 26. 

[550] Jordan (1986), p. 20. 

[551] Jordan (1986), p. 26. 

[552] Jordan (1986), p. 34. 

[553] Jordan (1986), p. 67. 

[554] ES III 7 B. 

[555] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[556] Jordan (1986), p. 82. 

[557] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[558] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 19, MGH SS XXI, p. 139. 

[559] Jordan (1986), p. 189. 

[560] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[561] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 19, MGH SS XXI, p. 139. 

[562] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[563] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 19, MGH SS XXI, p. 139. 

[564] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[565] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183.  

[566] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 182. 

[567] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[568] Mecklenburgisches Urkundenbuch, Band I 786-1250 (Schwerin, 1863), 160. 

[569] Ravensberg Codex, XXIX, p. 33. 

[570] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum V, 7, MGH SS XXI, p. 183. 

[571] Annales Stadenses 1105, MGH SS XVI, p. 318. 

[572] Mainz Urkunden 12th Century, 75, p. 77. 

[573] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXXXV, p. 103. 

[574] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXXXV, p. 103. 

[575] Birth date range estimated in light of his death in 1221 and the estimated birth date range of his first wife. 

[576] Westfaliæ Regesta, Band II, CCCXXXV, p. 103. 

[577] Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum II, 13, MGH SS XXI, p. 134. 

[578] Birth date range estimated from her mother's birth date and the date her father died. 

[579] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 11, MGH SS XXIV, p. 822. 

[580] Annales Stadenses 1202, MGH SS XVI, p. 354.  

[581] ES VIII 99. 

[582] Ravensberg Codex, XXIV, p. 30. 

[583] Ravensberg Codex, XXIV, p. 30. 

[584] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVI, p. 66. 

[585] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVIII, p. 67. 

[586] Lamey (1779), p. 28, quoting a memorial inscription. 

[587] Lamey (1779), p. 28, quoting a memorial inscription. 

[588] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVI, p. 66. 

[589] Codex diplomatum Benthemiensi, XXVIII, p. 67. 

[590] Ravensberg Codex, XXXV, p. 38. 

[591] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Tome II, 381, p. 204. 

[592] ES VIII 99. 

[593] Ernst, S. P. (1847) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome VI (Liège), XVII, p. 20. 

[594] ES VIII 99. 

[595] Ravensberg Codex, XVII, p. 23. 

[596] Ravensberg Codex, XVII, p. 23. 

[597] Ravensberg Codex, XXII, p. 28. 

[598] Ravensberg Codex, XXXIII, p. 37. 

[599] Ravensberg Codex, XXII, p. 28. 

[600] Ravensberg Codex, XXV, p. 31. 

[601] Ravensberg Codex, XLIII, p. 45. 

[602] Ravensberg Codex, XXIX, p. 33. 

[603] Ravensberg Codex, XXXIII, p. 37. 

[604] Ravensberg Codex, XL, p. 42. 

[605] Ravensberg Codex, XXVIII, p. 32. 

[606] Ravensberg Codex, XXVII, p. 32. 

[607] Ravensberg Codex, CXXI, p. 121. 

[608] Ravensberg Codex, XXXIX, p. 41. 

[609] Ravensberg Codex, XLI, p. 43. 

[610] Ravensberg Codex, XLIII, p. 45. 

[611] Ravensberg Codex, XLIV, p. 46.