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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                GRAFEN im AARGAU. 4

A.         GRAFEN von BUCHEGG.. 4

B.         GRAFEN von FROHBURG.. 8

C.        GRAFEN von HABSBURG.. 16

D.        HERREN von HASENBURG.. 25

E.         GRAFEN von HOMBERG.. 27

F.         GRAFEN von LAUFENBURG.. 33

G.        GRAFEN von LENZBURG, GRAFEN von SCHÄNNIS.. 40

H.        GRAFEN von OLTINGEN.. 50

I.      GRAFEN von RHEINFELDEN.. 53

J.         GRAFEN von SOGREN.. 62

K.         GRAFEN von THIERSTEIN.. 63

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN im ZÜRICHGAU. 75

A.         GRAFEN im ZÜRICHGAU.. 75

B.         GRAFEN von NELLENBURG.. 78

C.        HERREN von REGENSBERG.. 83

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN im THURGAU. 90

A.         GRAFEN im THURGAU (UDALRICHINGER) 90

B.         GRAFEN von KIBURG.. 102

C.        GRAFEN von KIBURG (HABSBURG) 108

D.        HERREN von KLINGEN.. 113

E.         GRAFEN von TOGGENBURG.. 122

Chapter 4.                CHUR-RÄTIEN. 138

A.         GRAFEN in CHUR-RÄTIEN.. 138

B.         VÖGTE von MÄTSCH.. 145

C.        HERREN von VAZ. 145

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN im RHEINGAU. 148

A.         GRAFEN von BREGENZ. 148

B.         GRAFEN von MONTFORT. 153

C.        GRAFEN von WERDENBERG.. 176

Chapter 6.                OTHER SWABIAN NOBILITY. 189

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The Swabian nobility constituted a much less cohesive group than the nobility in the neighbouring province of Bavaria.  This was probably due originally to the disparate nature of the Swabian duchy which consisted of three distinct geographical areas: most of what is today the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and Alsace.  Looking at these areas, it can be seen that the river Rhine provided a barrier to cross-activity with Alsace on the west bank, and the Alps hampered communication with the area south of lake Constance.  In addition, large parts of the land east of the Rhine were heavily forested and uninhabited, colonisation only accelerating in the 12th and 13th centuries.  Many local families were at first modest in their ambitions, their activities being restricted to isolated parts of the Swabian province.  An example is provided by the Zähringer, which concentrated on building influence around the town of Freiburg im Breisgau, before Duke Konrad extended his ambitions into Burgundy in 1127. 

 

Following the revival of Swabian central authority in the early 10th century, the first dukes of Swabia, the Hunfriding rulers, originated in what is now northern Switzerland.  A 903 diploma of Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany refers to the first Hunfriding ruler Burkhard as "marchio Curiensis Rætiæ", indicating the creation of a short-lived march in northern Switzerland.  The Hunfriding were succeeded by the Franconian Konradiner dynasty in 926, when Hermann was appointed duke by Heinrich I King of Germany.  Over the succeeding 150 years, no single family established itself as dukes of Swabia for more than three generations. 

 

Multiple powerbases were over time created in Swabia, another reason for the lack of cohesion within the noble families.  After Berthold von Zähringen lost to Friedrich von Staufen in the power struggle for appointment as duke of Swabia during the investiture crisis, he was compensated by recognition of his personal title of duke, which was also transmitted to his descendants.  This represented the first occasion when two individuals both peaceably held the title dux at any one time in any of the original German provinces.  The dukes of Zähringen developed considerable political influence in central Europe before their extinction in the male line in 1218.  In addition, the Welf family, while establishing themselves definitively as dukes of Bavaria in 1096, remained major landowners in Swabia where contemporary sources such as necrologies show that they also used the title dux

 

Besides these major families, numerous lesser noble families enjoyed limited territorial influence in Swabia around the castles which they constructed.  Some of these families used their small Swabian bases as a springboard to extend their activities on a broader European scale.  Two obvious examples were the Staufen and Zollern dynasties.  The former took their name from their castle in Swabia but acquired extensive property in Franconia, bequeathed to Friedrich II Duke of Swabia by his maternal uncle Emperor Heinrich V.  The election of Konrad von Staufen as Konrad III King of Germany in 1138, and that of his nephew as King Friedrich I "Barbarossa" in 1152, signalled the family's definitive transfer out of the local Swabian field of activity.  The Zollern family also took its name from their Swabian castle, but launched themselves on to the wider German stage with a fortunate marriage to the heiress of the Burggrafschaft of the town of Nürnberg in Bavaria, and later acquiring the electorate of Brandenburg in the early 15th century.  A third example, on a smaller scale, is provided by the Grafen von Berg who developed sufficient influence to enable them to arrange the marriages in the early 12th century of the three daughters of Graf Heinrich [I] with the king of Poland and the dukes of Bohemia and Moravia.  Finally, the roots of the Habsburg family, whose later history requires no introduction, are found in the southern part of Swabia in what is now Switzerland. 

 

Other potentially powerful Swabian nobles failed to expand beyond the local level.  A good example is provided by the Grafen von Achalm, who acquired the Alsatian castle of Montbéliard [Mömpelgard] by marriage, and founded the influential monastery of Zwiefalten in 1089.  However, no legitimate descendants are known from this family of eight brothers, the last of whom died in 1098.  

 

During the dispute between Konrad IV King of Germany and the papal party, led by Willem II Count of Holland as its figurehead and anti-king, Swabia was largely anti-Staufen.  The reaction against Staufen control enabled the local Swabian nobility to assert their autonomy, the duchy of Swabia virtually disappearing as a territorial unit and dissolving into a collection of territorial fragments[1].  The eventual fall-out was the establishment of the Markgrafen von Baden and the Herzogen von Württemberg as the major Swabian lords (see the documents BADEN and WÜRTTEMBERG). 

 

The present document shows nobility in the southern area of Swabia, now German-speaking Switzerland.  The “gau” in this area were, from west to east: Aargau which bordered the Rudolfian kingdom of Burgundy, Zürichgau with the town of Zürich in its northern part, Thurgau immediately south of lake Constance, and Rheingau straddling the upper reaches of the Rhine before it flows into Lake Constance.  South of the Rheingau lay the area of Chur-Rätien, in what is now the Swiss canton of Graubünden. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    GRAFEN im AARGAU

 

 

Aargau was the area which lay south of the river Rhine and the town of Basel in the north, north of the Valais in the south, west of Zurichgau, and east of the Rudolfian kingdom of Burgundy.  Its territory was more extensive than the present-day Swiss canton which bears the same name.  It formed the frontier area between the kingdom of Burgundy and the duchy of Swabia. 

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BUCHEGG

 

 

The county of Buchegg was located in the present-day Swiss canton of Solothurn.  Only two Grafen von Buchegg have been identified in primary sources during the 12th century.  Their family relationship to each other, if any, has not been ascertained nor their relationship to the later Grafen von Buchegg who descended from Graf Peter. 

 

 

1.         HUGO (-after [1130]).  Graf von Buchegg.  Lothar III King of Germany granted protection to Kloster St. Blasius, in the presence of “...graff Hug von Buchegk...” by charter dated to [1130][2].  Pope Lucius III confirmed the properties of Erlach St. Johann, including “allodium de Crissiaci” donated by “comitis Hugonis de Buchecca”, by charter dated 2 Oct 1185[3]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ARNOLD (-after 1180).  Graf von Buchegg.  “Pertolfus dux Burgundie...” [Berthold Herzog von Zähringen] donated property to Kloster Rüggisberg by charter dated 6 Oct 1175, witnessed by “...comes Ernaldus de Boucecca...[4].  Berthold Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Cuno de Buhse...” had donated property to the Knights of St. John by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...comitem Arnoldum et frater suus Chono...[5]

2.         KUNO (-after 1180).  Berthold Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Cuno de Buhse...” had donated property to the Knights of St. John by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...comitem Arnoldum et frater suus Chono...[6]

                                                                                                                                           

 

Two siblings, parents not known: 

1.         PETER (-after Feb 1250).  Graf von Buchegg.  “P. comes de Buhecco” intervened on behalf of Solothurn St. Ursenkirche with the abbot of Murbach by charter dated 1218[7]Petrus comes de Buchekke et Ulricus filius meus” reached agreement with the Teutonic Knights in Burgundy over the inheritance of “Ludoldi de Svomolswald nepotis nostri” by charter dated 24 Jul 1245[8].  “Petrus comes de Buohecha” confirmed an exchange of property by charter dated Feb 1250[9]He is named as deceased in the charter dated 13 Dec 1278 under which [his son] "Heinricus comes lancgravius de Buochecha" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Solothurn by "domina Adelheidis de Messon bone memorie dominium de Messon" and names "felicis memorie Petro quondam patre nostro comite lancravio de Buochecha"[10]m ---.  The name of Peter’s wife is not known.  Peter & his wife had two children: 

a)         ULRICH (-after 1259).  Petrus comes de Buchekke et Ulricus filius meus” reached agreement with the Teutonic Knights in Burgundy over the inheritance of “Ludoldi de Svomolswald nepotis nostri” by charter dated 24 Jul 1245[11].  “Uol. comes junior de Buochegga” sold his part of “dominio de Heinberch”, held jointly with “dominum H. comitem juniorem de Kiburch”, with the consent of “domine Adelheidi uxori nostre”, by charter dated 1259, after 24 Sep[12]m ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  “Uol. comes junior de Buochegga” sold his part of “dominio de Heinberch”, held jointly with “dominum H. comitem juniorem de Kiburch”, with the consent of “domine Adelheidi uxori nostre”, by charter dated 1259, after 24 Sep[13]

b)         HEINRICH (-after 13 Dec 1278)Graf von Buchegg {Solothurn}.  Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[14].  "Heinricus comes lancgravius de Buochecha" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Solothurn by "domina Adelheidis de Messon bone memorie dominium de Messon" by charter dated 13 Dec 1278, which names "felicis memorie Petro quondam patre nostro comite lancravio de Buochecha"[15]m ADELHEID von Strassberg, daughter of BERTHOLD [I] von Strassberg [Neuchâtel] & his wife ---.  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[16].  Heinrich & his wife had nine children: 

i)          HUGO (-20 May 1347).  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[17]Graf von Bucheggm (contract 10 Jan 1337) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel dame de Boudry, widow of HARTMANN [II] Graf von Kiburg, daughter of RODOLPHE [V] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Eléonore de Savoie-Vaud (-22 Aug, 1382 or after).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis which names "soceri sui Rudolfi comitis de Novocastro", in relation to "Hartmannus"[18]Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” granted property to “Hugo comes de Boeka” in consideration of his marriage to “dominam Margaretam de Novo Castro...filiam nostram” by charter dated 10 Jan 1337[19].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri” sold property to “sorori nostre...Marguerite de Novo Castro comitisse de Boeka” by charter dated 20 May 1343[20]Dame de Boudry.  The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe[21].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "XI Kal Sep" of "Frouw Margret von Buochegg"[22]

ii)         PETER .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[23]

iii)        HARTMANN (-after 25 Sep 1273).  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[24]

iv)       ELISABETH .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[25].  The primary sources which confirm her marriages have not been identified.  m firstly ULRICH von Arburg, son of ---.  m secondly --- Graf von Freiburg, son of ---.  m thirdly --- von Klingen, son of ---. 

v)        BERTHOLD (-24 Nov 1353).  Commendator of the Teutonic Knights.  Bishop of Speyer 1328.  Bishop of Strasbourg 1328. 

vi)       MATTHIAS (-9 Nov 1328).  Monk at Murbach.  Archbishop of Mainz.  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records the appointment of "Mathia custode monasterii Morbacensis...fratre Hugonis comitis de Buchegge" as archbishop of Mainz[26]

vii)      ANASTASIA .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis which records that "Eberhardo de Kyburg" married “Susannam filiam Ulrici domini in Sygenowe, filiam sororis Moguntini[27]m ULRICH von Signau, son of ---. 

viii)     JUDENTA (-1 Aug. 1348 or after).  Abbess of Fraubrunnen. 

ix)       JOHANNA (-4 Mar 1338).  m BURCHARD Senn von Münsingen, son of --- (-before 1322). 

c)         ELISABETH (-after 1277).  “Henricus dominus de Jegistorf miles”, at the court of “lantgravio domino H. de Buchegga”, donated property to “uxori mee Elisabeth sorori prefati lantgravii”, by charter dated 17 Aug 1276[28].  “H. miles dictus de Hiegistorf” exchanged property with Frienis berg abbey, with the consent of “uxoris mee...et Hugonis filii mei ceterorumque liberorum meorum”, by charter dated 1277[29]m HEINRICH Herr von Jegistorf, son of --- (-after 1277). 

2.         [daughter .  Assuming that “nepotis” in the charter quoted below can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, one of the parents (probably the mother because of the different name) of Lutold von Sumiswald was the sibling of Peter Graf von Buchegg.]  m ---.  One child:  

a)         LUTOLD von Sumiswald (-before 24 Jul 1245).  Petrus comes de Buchekke et Ulricus filius meus” reached agreement with the Teutonic Knights in Burgundy over the inheritance of “Ludoldi de Svomolswald nepotis nostri” by charter dated 24 Jul 1245[30]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von FROHBURG

 

 

The castle of Frohburg was located near Trimbach, in the present-day Swiss canton of Solothurn. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known. 

1.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         HERMANN (-after 1169).  Graf von Frohburg.  A charter dated 1169, located in the archives of Basel in 1752 but since disappeared, records that Ludwig Bishop of Basel donated serfs to the church of Basel with the consent of "comte Hermann de Frobourg son cousin"[31]

2.         --- .  m --- .  Two children: 

a)         VOLMAR (-after 28 Oct 1175).  Graf von Frohburg.  He is named in the 28 Oct 1175 charter of his brother Ludwig, quoted below. 

b)         LUDWIG (-[28 Oct 1175/1177]).  Bishop of Basel.  The 1169 donation referred to above was later confirmed by Ludwig Bishop of Basel, in the presence of "fratris mei comitis Volmari, domino Reingero Hassenburgense", by charter dated 28 Oct 1175 which names "domino Burchardo Hassenburgense…filii Lutoldus…et Heinricus"[32]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the relationship, if any, between the later Grafen von Frohburg and the earlier family shown above has not been identified. 

 

1.         HERMANN [II] von Frohburg (-before 1213)Graf von Frohburg.  “Hermannus comes de Vroburc et filii eius Ludewicus et Hermannus...” witnessed the charter dated 1201 under which Diethelm Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute between the monastery of St Urban and “Bertholdum plebanum de Wimenovve[33]Hermannus comes de Froburch cum uxore et liberis Ludowico et Hermanno” granted rights to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1206[34]m --- (-after 1206).  “Hermannus comes de Froburch cum uxore et liberis Ludowico et Hermanno” granted rights to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1206[35]The name of Hermann’s wife is not known.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows --- von Dillingen, possible daughter of Hartmann [III] Graf von Dillingen, as the wife of Hermann [II] Graf von Frohburg[36].  It is likely that this speculation aims to explain the consanguinity between the Kirburg and Frohburg families which is indicated by the following document.  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to [this couple’s grandson] nobili viro Artimanno nato...L. comitis de Froburc” to marry “Annam filiam nobilis viri --- comitis de Rapreswiler”, who had been divorced from “H. iunior comes de Kiburch tertia te linea consanguinitatis” because he had previously contracted to marry “matertera ipsius A[nne] sponsalia”, dated 28 Jan 1251[37].  Hermann & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         LUDWIG [III] von Frohburg (-[1256/59], bur Zofingen)Hermannus comes de Vroburc et filii eius Ludewicus et Hermannus...” witnessed the charter dated 1201 under which Diethelm Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute between the monastery of St Urban and “Bertholdum plebanum de Wimenovve[38]Graf von Frohburg

-        see below.    

b)         HERMANN [III] (-[25 Jan 1233/Feb 1237])Hermannus comes de Vroburc et filii eius Ludewicus et Hermannus...” witnessed the charter dated 1201 under which Diethelm Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute between the monastery of St Urban and “Bertholdum plebanum de Wimenovve[39]Hermannus comes de Froburch cum uxore et liberis Ludowico et Hermanno” granted rights to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1206[40]Graf von Frohburg.  "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie", by charter dated 25 Jan 1233, witnessed by "Hermannus comes junior de Froburg…"[41]m HEILWIG von Habsburg, daughter of RUDOLF [II] "der Alte" Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (-after 11 Oct 1263).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[42].  Hermann [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUDWIG [IV] von Frohburg (-[22 Nov] [1279/81]).  Ludwig, his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[43]Ludewicus senior et Ludewicus junior comites de Vroburg” confirmed donations to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1246[44].  “Ludovicus iuvenis filius Hermanni comitis quondam de Vroburc” is named in a charter dated 15 May 1253, and “Ludewicus iunior de V, pater meus pie recordationis Hermannus comes” in charters dated 2 and 3 Jun 1255[45].  “L. senior comes de Vroburch, H. natus noster et L. patruelis noster” are named in a charter dated 1256[46].  "Ludewicus comes de Froburg...cum Hermanno filio nostro" donated property “in dem Notrife” to St Urban by charter dated 15 Jun 1279[47].  He was named as deceased in the 4 Jul 1282 charter noted below.  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse suggests that the following necrology entry refers to Ludwig [IV], in which case the year must be incorrect[48]: the necrology of Frauenthal records the death “X Kal Dec” of “Ludwig graff von Froburg, mittstiffter, anno 1246[49]m ---.  The name of Ludwig’s wife is not known.  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse suggests that she was named “Agnes”, based on the following necrology entry, the person in question not otherwise having been identified in the Frohburg family[50]: the necrology of Sion records the death “II Id Oct” of “Agnes coma de Froburch” and her donation[51].  Ludwig [IV] & his wife had children:

(a)       HERMANN von Frohburg (-after 1 Dec 1291).  "Ludewicus comes de Froburg...cum Hermanno filio nostro" donated property “in dem Notrife” to St Urban by charter dated 15 Jun 1279[52]Graf von Frohburg.  “Hermannus et Volmarus fratres comites de V” named “pie memorie comes Ludewicus pater noster” in a charter dated 4 Jul 1282[53].  “Hermannus et Volmarus nati...Ludowici quondam comitis de F.” are named in a charter dated 1 Dec 1291[54]

(b)       VOLMAR [IV] von Frohburg (-20 Jan [1319/20])Graf von Frohburg.  “Hermannus et Volmarus fratres comites de V” named “pie memorie comes Ludewicus pater noster” in a charter dated 4 Jul 1282[55].  “Hermannus et Volmarus nati...Ludowici quondam comitis de F.” are named in a charter dated 1 Dec 1291[56].  Volmar is named “mit seinem Sohn Haneman” in a charter dated 9 Jun 1318[57].  He is named as deceased in his sons’ 19 Nov 1320 charter quoted below.  The necrology of St Urban records the death “XIII Kal Feb” of “Folmarus com. de Froburg[58]m as her second husband, KATHARINA von Toggenburg, widow of EBERHARD Graf von Spitzenberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Toggenburg & his wife [Clementia] [von Werdenberg] (-before 1313).  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse cites two sources dated 8 May 1325 and 7 Oct 1350 indicating that “Katharina, Schwester des Propstes Kraft” married firstly Eberhard von Spitzenberg and secondly Volmar von Frohburg[59].  Volmar [IV] & his wife had children:

(1)       JOHANN von Frohburg (-[Jan/Apr] 1366).  Volmar is named “mit seinem Sohn Haneman” in a charter dated 9 Jun 1318[60]Graf von Frohburg.  “Johannes et Hermannus comites de V.“ named “pater noster Volmarus comes de V. felicis recordationis” in a charter dated 19 Nov 1320[61].  "Graf Johans von Froburg" settled a dispute between “Abbten Herman von Froburg, Abten dez klosters...ze Sant Urban” and “Gerhardum de Uzingen” by charter dated 12 Nov 1358[62]m (before 3 Nov 1326) ADELHEID von Ramstein, daughter of THURING von Ramstein & his wife --- (-after 30 Jan 1367).  “Grave Johans von Froburg, her Thuring herre ze Ramstein unser sweher, vro Adelheit sin tochter unser e frowen” are named in a charter dated 3 Nov 1326[63].  “Grave Johans von F., Adelheit von Ramstein sin...frowe hern Thuringes del. tochter” are named in a charter dated 10 Nov 1345[64]

(2)       HERMANN von Frohburg (-19 Oct 1367).  “Johannes et Hermannus comites de V.“ named “pater noster Volmarus comes de V. felicis recordationis” in a charter dated 19 Nov 1320[65]

c)         [ALBRECHT (-after 1243).  Governor [Abbot?] of Murbach [in Alsace]: “Graf Ludwig, sein Bruder Albrecht, Pfleger von Murbach (gubernator Murbacensis)” witnessed a charter for Kloster Zofingen dated 1243[66].  Assuming that the first witness was Graf von Frohburg, the date indicates that he was Ludwig [III].] 

d)         [VOLMAR (-before 1226).  Heinrich Bishop of Basel confirmed donations to Kloster Schöntal, including the donation “in villa Gozchon” made by “Hermannus comes” for the soul of “filii sui Volmari”, by charter dated 1226[67].  Without an indication of the date of the original donation, it is not possible to decide whether the donor was Hermann [II] or Hermann [III], assuming that he was one of the Grafen von Froburg.] 

e)         RICHENZA (-[20 Oct 1224/1225]).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[68].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[69].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[70]m BERTHOLD Comte de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [III] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Comitissa --- (-20 Aug 1261). 

 

 

The primary source which confirm the parentage of the following person has not been identified. 

 

1.         --- von Frohburg, daughter of --- (-after 1279).  The chronology suggests that this person could have been the daughter of Ludwig [III] Graf von Frohburg.  Her marriage date is estimated from the estimated birth date of her grandson Heinrich, son of her eldest son Ulrich [IV].  Nun at Kloster Paradies near Schaffhausen 1279: the Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1279 that “Domina de Rapolzstein, dicta de Froburch” became a nun at “Paradis...prope Schafhusen[71].  The Chronicon Colmariense, after recording that Adolf King of Germany captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, notes that the mother of the latter was “filiam comitis de Froburc” who entered “claustrum Minorum prope Schafhusen” and his father “cognatum domini de Blanckinberg” who died young, adding that the mother had one daughter (“...claustrum sancti Iohannis in Underlinden...in eodem claustro existentem exaudivit”) and five sons of whom “primus dominio male prefuit, secundus vero peius, tertius...Anselmus”, the last named of whom attacked his neighbours with an aggressive army and expelled “fratrem suum Heinricum et filium fratris sui[72]m ([1250/55]) --- Herr von Rappoltstein, son of --- (-before 28 Dec 1273). 

 

 

LUDWIG [III] von Frohburg, son of HERMANN [II] Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-[1256/59], bur Zofingen)Hermannus comes de Vroburc et filii eius Ludewicus et Hermannus...” witnessed the charter dated 1201 under which Diethelm Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute between the monastery of St Urban and “Bertholdum plebanum de Wimenovve[73]Hermannus comes de Froburch cum uxore et liberis Ludowico et Hermanno” granted rights to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1206[74]Graf von Frohburg.  "Grauo Albreht unde Grauo Ruodolf von Habsburg" divided their territories, in the presence of "deme Biscoffe Lutoldo von Basila unde deme Grauen Ludewige von Vroburc", by charter dated to [1239][75].  "Ludewicus comes de Froburch…filius noster Harthmannus" recognised the bishopric of Basel´s ownership of "castrorum Bierseke superioris et inferioris", after the arbitration of "consanguinei nostri Rudolfi comitis de Thierstein", by charter dated 21 Oct 1245[76]Ludewicus senior et Ludewicus junior comites de Vroburg” confirmed donations to the monastery of St Urban by charter dated 1246[77].  “L. senior comes de Vroburch, H. natus noster et L. patruelis noster” are named in a charter dated 1256[78].  He is named as deceased in the 1259 charter of his son Hartmann, quoted below. 

m GERTRUD von Habsburg, daughter of RUDOLF [II] "der Alte" Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (-after 3 Sep 1242).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[79].  Ludwig [III], his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[80]

Ludwig [III] & his wife had three children:

1.         HERMANN [IV] von Frohburg (-[1256/59]).  Hermann is named with his father Ludwig in charters dated 12 Apr 1230, 23 Oct 1237, 16 Mar 1239, 1240, and 11 Jun 1241[81].  Ludwig [III], his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[82].  [“L. senior comes de Vroburch, H. natus noster et L. patruelis noster” are named in a charter dated 1256[83].  It is not known whether “H.” was Ludwig [III] son Hermann or Hartmann.]  Graf von Homberg: “Hermannus comes de Honberch et Hartmannus frater eius” witnessed a charter dated 1251[84]Graf von Frohburg.  He is named (as “Graf von Frohburg”, suggesting that he had outlived his father) as deceased in the 1259 charter of his brother Hartmann, quoted below. 

-        GRAFEN von HOMBERG

2.         HARTMANN von Frohburg (-after 12 Aug 1281).  Ludwig, his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[85].  "Ludewicus comes de Froburch…filius noster Harthmannus" recognised the bishopric of Basel´s ownership of "castrorum Bierseke superioris et inferioris", after the arbitration of "consanguinei nostri Rudolfi comitis de Thierstein", by charter dated 21 Oct 1245[86].  [“L. senior comes de Vroburch, H. natus noster et L. patruelis noster” are named in a charter dated 1256[87].  It is not known whether “H.” was Ludwig [III] son Hermann or Hartmann.]  Graf von Frohburg.  “H. comes de Froburg” named “Hermannus avus noster, Ludewicus pater noster, Hermannus frater noster, quondam comites de Froburg” in a charter dated 1259[88].  “Hartmannus comes de Froburch” donated property to Kloster St Urban, for the souls of “mee...nec non Clemente uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Rodolfi germani mei, Zovingensis et Beronensis ecclesiarum prepositi”, by charter dated 1263[89].  "Hartmannus comes de Vroburg...et Ludwicum filium meum" donated property “in villa Zovingen” to St Urban by charter dated 11 Apr 1280[90].  [Betrothed (Papal dispensation 28 Jan 1251) to ANNA von Rapperswil, divorced wife of HARTMANN [V] Graf von Kiburg, daughter of RUDOLF Herr von Rapperswil & his wife --- (-30 May 1253).  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to nobili viro Artimanno nato...L. comitis de Froburc” to marry “Annam filiam nobilis viri --- comitis de Rapreswiler”, who had been divorced from “H. iunior comes de Kiburch tertia te linea consanguinitatis” because he had previously contracted to marry “matertera ipsius A[nne] sponsalia”, dated 28 Jan 1251[91].  Documents shown under KIRBURG suggest that the difficulty which provided the basis for Anna’s divorce was resolved and that the validity of her marriage to Hartmann [V] Graf von Kirburg was later recognised by the church.]  m firstly CLEMENTIA, daughter of --- (-before 1263).  “Hartmannus comes de Froburch” donated property to Kloster St Urban, for the souls of “mee...nec non Clemente uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Rodolfi germani mei, Zovingensis et Beronensis ecclesiarum prepositi”, by charter dated 1263[92]m secondly ITA von Wolhusen, daughter of MARKWART von Wolhusen & his wife --- (-after 10 Jun 1299).  She is named in charters dated 6 Sep 1280, 23 Jun 1281, 10 Jul 1286, 16 Oct 1288 and 10 Jun 1299, variously with her husband and children[93].  Hartmann & his second wife had one child:

a)         LUDWIG von Frohburg (-after 5 Jul 1307).  "Hartmannus comes de Vroburg...et Ludwicum filium meum" donated property “in villa Zovingen” to St Urban by charter dated 11 Apr 1280[94]Graf von Frohburg

b)         ELISABETH von Frohburg (-after 23 Jun 1327)Elizabeth von Vroburg Herzog Luczmanns von Tecke...Wirthin” acknowledged a debt due to “ihre...Oheime die Grafen Johans und Gotfrid Gebrüder von Fúrstemberg”, in place of “ihrem Gatten Herzog Luczmann und ihrem Schwager Herzog Friedrich”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1327[95]m (before 22 Apr 1315) LUDWIG [V] [Lutzmann] Herzog von Teck, son of HERMANN [I] Herzog von Teck & his wife Beatrix --- (-[2 Jun 1332/18 Jan 1334]). 

c)         MARKWART von Frohburg (-26 Nov ---, after 1317). 

3.         RUDOLF von Frohburg (-28 Sep 1272).  Ludwig, his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[96].  Provost of Zofingen.  Provost of Beromünster.  “Hartmannus comes de Froburch” donated property to Kloster St Urban, for the souls of “mee...nec non Clemente uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Rodolfi germani mei, Zovingensis et Beronensis ecclesiarum prepositi”, by charter dated 1263[97].  Canon at Basel.

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von HABSBURG

 

 

Habsburg is located on the river Limmat, north of Lenzburg, in the present-day Swiss canton of Aargau. 

 

 

RATBOD, son of LANDOLT Graf im Thurgau & his wife Liutgard [von Nellenburg] (-30 Jun, before 1045, bur Kloster Muri).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Founded the Convent at Muri.  Graf im Klettgau[98] 1023.  He built the castle of Habsburg in Aargau.  He shared his territories with his younger brother Rudolf I, retaining Aargau and Klettgau.  An undated charter records the foundation of Kloster Muri by "Radeboto comes…uxorem…Itam" and records that "fratre…eius Rudolfo" founded "cellam Othmarshein"[99].  Another undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records that "Radeboto comes" was buried in Kloster Muri[100]

m ITA, daughter of --- & his wife --- (23 Jul or 23 Aug ---- -[1028], bur Muri).  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter of the abbey of Muri which names "Wernherum comitem et Richenzam uxorem eius de Lentzburg" as the children of "Ita de Habspurg"[101]The reliability of the information concerning Ita’s family origin is uncertain.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[102], Ida was stepsister of Kuno, father of Rudolf Graf von Rheinfelden anti-king of Germany.  This is based on a Habsburg genealogy which records that "Theodricus dux Lotharingorum et Chono comes de Rinfelden" were brothers and that "horum soror Ita comitissa de Habspurg" restored the monastery of Muri[103].  The identity of "Theodricus dux Lotharingorum" in this text is confused as the passage also records that he was father of "Gerhardum ducem", who in turn was father of "Gerhardum de Egisheim, patrem Uodelrici et Sthephani".  Another document which records the foundation of Kloster Muri names “Itam sororem Theodrici ducis ac Wernharii Argentine civitatis episcopi”, as wife of “Radeboto”, and “Chono fratrem suum de matre, patrem autem Rudolfi regis[104].  A necrology of unknown provenance, marked "Fragmenta Incerta" in the compilation, records the death "X Kal Aug" of "Ita uxor comitis Radbotonis de Vindonissa"[105]

Graf Ratbod & his wife had four children: 

1.         OTTO [I] (-killed [1045/55], bur Strasbourg).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri by "Radeboto comes…uxorem…Itam" names "Otto et Alberctus et Wernharius" as their children, adding that Otto was killed "ab Erinliero quodam milite" and was buried at Strasbourg[106].  Graf im Oberelsaß (Upper Alsace). 

2.         ALBRECHT [I] (-Hünigen [before 1050], bur Muri).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri by "Radeboto comes…uxorem…Itam" names "Otto et Alberctus et Wernharius" as their children, adding that Albrecht died "ad Honigin" and was buried with his father (at Kloster Muri)[107]

3.         WERNER [I] (-11 Nov 1096, bur Muri).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri by "Radeboto comes…uxorem…Itam" names "Otto et Alberctus et Wernharius" as their children, adding that Otto was killed "ab Erinliero quodam milite" and was buried at Strasbourg[108].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum comitem et Richenzam sororem eius de Lenzburg" as the children of "Ita de Habspurg"[109]

          -        see below.

4.         RICHENZA (-27 May 1080, bur Kloster Muri).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum comitem et Richenzam sororem eius de Lenzburg" as the children of "Ita de Habspurg"[110].  The chronology suggests that Richenza’s husband was Ulrich [III] but the primary source which confirms his identity has not been found.  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "VI Kal Iun 1080" of "Richenza com"[111]m [ULRICH [III] Graf von Lenzburg und im Zürichgau], son of ---.] 

 

 

WERNER, son of RATBOD Graf im Klettgau & his wife Ita --- (-11 Nov 1096, bur Muri).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri by "Radeboto comes…uxorem…Itam" names "Otto et Alberctus et Wernharius" as their children, adding that Otto was killed "ab Erinliero quodam milite" and was buried at Strasbourg[112].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum comitem et Richenzam sororem eius de Lenzburg" as the children of "Ita de Habspurg"[113].  He supported Pope Gregory VII in his fervent opposition to the laic appointments of Emperor Heinrich IV, and the latter’s appointment of Clement III as antipope in 1080.  The Chronicon of Bernold records the death "1096 III Id Nov" of "Werinharius comes"[114].  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records the death "III Id Nov" in 1086 of "comes Wernharius"[115]

m REGINLIND, daughter of --- (-30 Jun, after 1086, bur Muri).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri names "Regulinde" as the wife of "comes Wernarius de Habspurg"[116]

Graf Werner & his wife had four children: 

1.         OTTO [II] (-murdered Budenheim 8 Nov 1111, bur Kloster Muri).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem"[117].  He was the first of his family to use the title Graf von Habsburg, in the 1108 reference to his support for Emperor Heinrich V in battle against Hungary.  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records that "comes…Otto" was killed "VI Id Nov" by "Hessone quodam nobili de Vesinberg in domo sua Butenhein" [Hesso von Usenberg?] and was buried at Kloster Muri with "pater eius et mater Regelind"[118]m ---.  The name of Otto's wife is not known.  Graf Otto [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         WERNER [II] (-near Rome from an epidemic 19 Aug 1167).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum et Adelheidem de Huneburg" as the children of "Otto"[119]Graf von Habsburg.  Graf im Oberelsaß 1129.  Acquired the Benedictine Kloster at Murbach in Oberelsaß 1135.  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Wernhero, comite de Habisburc", undated but dateable to [1152][120]He inherited the Vogtei of Kloster Muri from his uncle Graf Albrecht [II] in 1141.  m ---.  The name of Werner's wife is not known.  Graf Werner [II] & his wife had three children:

i)          ALBRECHT [III] "der Reiche" (-25 Nov 1199).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[121]Graf von Habsburg, Vogt von Muri. 

-         see below.

ii)         GERTRUD (-15 Feb [after 1155]).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[122]"Teodoricus comes Montis Biligardis" donated property to the church of Saint-Maimbœuf de Montbéliard, with the consent of "patris mei T. comitis…coniux nostra Gertrudis", by charter dated to [1155][123]m THIERRY de Montbéliard, son of THIERRY Comte de Montbéliard [Bar-Mousson] & his wife --- (-before 1160). 

iii)        RICHENZA (-Dec 1180).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[124].  No source has been identified which specifically states that Richenza was the wife of Comte Louis [I], but from a chronological point of view this marriage is possible.  m as his first wife, LOUIS [I] Comte de Ferrette, son of FREDERIC Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his second wife Etiennette de Vaudémont (-[1189/90]).

b)         ADELHEID .  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum et Adelheidem de Huneburg" as the children of "Otto"[125].  1155.  m DIETRICH Graf von Hüneburg, son of GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Blieskastel & his wife --- (-before 1159). 

c)         [OTTO (-8 Mar 1174).  Canon at St Moritz Cathedral, Augsburg [1150].  Provost at St Moritz Cathedral, Augsburg [1155/69].  Bishop of Konstanz 1165/66.] 

2.         ALBRECHT [II] (-14 Jul 1140).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records that "frater eius Adelberctus" succeeded as Vogt of Muri after "comes…Otto" was killed[126]Graf von Habsburg.  "A comes de Habespurg" established an annual payment to the abbey of Olsberg by charter dated to [1114][127].  Vogt of Kloster Muri.  m JUDINTA von Hürningen, daughter of ---.  A Papal bull of Pope Innocent III dated 1135 relates to monasterio Hugsoviensi” founded by “bone memorie comite Wernero” [Graf von Ortenberg], and refers to property donated by “Adelberto comite de Habeburc et uxore eius Judinta”, by “Folmarii comitis filii predicti Werneri et Heilige uxoris eius”, by “Berlint sororis eiusdem comitis”, by “Lutoldi comitis et Adeleheidis uxoris eius”, by “Donatus presbyter et frater eius Rainardus” and by “Cunradus comes et Erimannus comes cum uxore sua Agnete[128].  The primary source which confirms her family origin has not been identified. 

3.         ITA .  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem", and names "Wernherum et Rudolfum de Habspurg" as children of "Ita de Tierstein sive Homberg"[129]m RUDOLF [II] Graf von Thierstein, son of --- (-after 7 Mar 1114). 

4.         daughter The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "comes Oudalricus…Brigantium", records his betrothal to "filiam Wernheri comitis de Habichisburc" but states that he "concubit latenter cum Berhta filia Ruodolfi regis"[130]Betrothed (before 1077, contract broken) to ULRICH [X] Graf von Bregenz, [Udalrichinger] (-[28/29] Oct [1097], bur Mehrerau). 

 

 

The relationship, if any, between the following family group and the main Habsburg family has not been traced.  The reference to "vir de familia" may indicate that Arnold belonged to the comital household but was not a member of the family itself, especially as the text does not specify "vir nobilis".  Arnold is not a name which is otherwise associated with the Grafen von Habsburg. 

1.         ARNOLD [von Habsburg] .  "Quidam…vir de familia Habsburg…Arnold…cum uxore sua Ita et filia Hedewig" donated property to Kloster Muri, undated[131]m ITA, daughter of ---.  "Quidam…vir de familia Habsburg…Arnold…cum uxore sua Ita et filia Hedewig" donated property to Kloster Muri, undated[132].  Arnold & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEDWIG .  "Quidam…vir de familia Habsburg…Arnold…cum uxore sua Ita et filia Hedewig" donated property to Kloster Muri, undated[133]

 

 

ALBRECHT [III] "der Reiche" von Habsburg, son of WERNER [II] Graf von Habsburg und im Oberelsaß & his wife --- (-25 Nov 1199).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[134]Graf von Habsburg, Vogt von Muri.  He acquired the western part of the Grafschaft of Lenzburg, im Zürichgau as far as Reuß, and also the Vogtei of Kloster Säckingen am Rhein.  A charter dated 1168 names "Rodulfus comes de Phullendorf, sororius comitis Rodolfi de Bragantia" and records the grant of "Turicensem comitatum et advocatiam Sechingensis ecclesiæ" [Zurich, Seckingen] by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" to "Alberto comiti de Habisburc" who married "filiam comitis Rodolfi"[135]Albertus comes de Habesburg. Lantgravius Alsatie” confirmed the privileges of “monasterii Sancti Trudperti...in Nigra Silva” founded by “prædecessorum et progenitorum nostrorum Lutfridi comitis, Otperti et Ramperti”, by charter dated 1186, which quotes the earlier charter dated 21 Feb 903 (“anno III regnante Ludevico filio Arnolfi, sub comite Wolfilino”) under which “Luitfridus...et fratre meo Hugone” confirmed the foundation by “antecessoribus meis Otperto...et Ramperto”, with the consent of “filiis meis Hunfrido (...in Norgauwe), Luitfrido (...in Sungawa), Hugone (...in Eginsheim)[136]"Rodolfus comes de Habespurch" donated property to the church of St Ulrich, with the consent of "patris mei comitis Alberti", by charter dated to [1198][137].  This document suggests that Graf Albrecht [III] resigned the active government in favour of his son at the end of his life. 

m ITA von Pfullendorf, daughter of RUDOLF Graf von Pfullendorf & his wife Elisabeth ---.  A Habsburg genealogy names "Itam cometissam de Pfullendorf, filiam sororis ducis Welph" as the wife of "Alberctus"[138].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1168 which names "Rodulfus comes de Phullendorf, sororius comitis Rodolfi de Bragantia" and records the grant of "Turicensem comitatum et advocatiam Sechingensis ecclesiæ" [Zurich, Seckingen] by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" to "Alberto comiti de Habisburc" who married "filiam comitis Rodolfi"[139]

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

1.         [GERTRUD .  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ruodolfum et comitissam de Linigen" as the children of "Alberctus per Itam cometissam de Pfullendorf, filiam sororis ducis Welph"[140].  Brinckmeier cites a charter dated 1220 under which Gertrud "widow", after the death of "ihres Gemahls des Grafen Friedrich von Leiningen", donated property "in partibus Logane" which belonged to her husband and now belonged to "Herrn Friedrich ehedem genannt von Hartenburg nun Grafen von Leiningen" to Limburg church[141]m FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Leiningen, son of --- (-[10 Mar 1217/1220]).] 

2.         RUDOLF [II] "der Alte" (-bur 10 Apr 1232 Muri Convent).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ruodolfum et comitissam de Linigen" as the children of "Alberctus per Itam cometissam de Pfullendorf, filiam sororis ducis Welph"[142]Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg.  Landgraf im Elsass 1196.  "Rodolfus comes de Habespurch" donated property to the church of St Ulrich, with the consent of "patris mei comitis Alberti", by charter dated to [1198][143].  "Rudolfus et filius meus Adelbertus…comites de Habespurch" confirmed donations to Kloster Kreuzlingen by charter dated 1198, witnessed by "Rudolfus comes de Tierstein…"[144]He was given the Imperial Vogtei of Uri 1218 by Emperor Friedrich II, on the death of Berthold V last Herzog von Zähringen, which commanded an important trading position opening on to the St Gotthard pass, but which Rudolf lost in 1231 when Heinrich VII King of Germany took it back.  He inherited the Grafschaft im Frickgau, a territory which enabled him to link his lands in Alsace and Aargau.  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "IV Id 1232" of "Ruodolfus com de Habesburg senior"[145]m AGNES von Staufen, daughter of GOTTFRIED von Staufen & his wife --- (-10 Mar before 1232).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Agnesam filiam Götfridi de Stoffen, quod est inter Wormatiam et Spiream" as the wife of "Ruodolfus"[146].  According to Hamann, Agnes belonged to the family of the Edlen von Staufen, who lived between Speyer and Worms, not to the imperial dynasty of the same name[147].  This origin is not mentioned in Europäische Stammtafeln[148].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VI Id Mar" of "Agnes com de Habisburc"[149].  Graf Rudolf [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         ALBRECHT [IV] "der Weise" (-near Ascalon, Palestine 22 Nov 1240).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[150]"Rudolfus et filius meus Adelbertus…comites de Habespurch" confirmed donations to Kloster Kreuzlingen by charter dated 1198, witnessed by "Rudolfus comes de Tierstein…"[151]Graf von Habsburg.  He is named "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie" in the charter dated 25 Jun 1233 under which "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed donations to the church of Basel[152].  The relationship is through Graf Albrecht´s paternal grandfather´s sister.  "Grauo Albreht unde Grauo Ruodolf von Habsburg" divided their territories, in the presence of "deme Biscoffe Lutoldo von Basila unde deme Grauen Ludewige von Vroburc", by charter dated to [1239][153].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Hitzkirch (near Luzern) records the death "X Kal Dec" of "com Alberchtus de Habsburg"[154]m ([1215]) HEILWIG von Kiburg, daughter of ULRICH Graf von Kiburg & his wife Anna von Zähringen ([1192]-30 Apr 1260, bur Muri).  The Ellenhardi Chronicon refers to the wife of "Alberti comitis in Habichburg…lantgravius Alsatie superioris" as "filia comitis in Kiburch"[155].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Heilwigam filiam Uolrici comitis de Chiburg" as the wife of "Alberctus"[156].  Graf Albrecht [IV] & his wife had five children: 

i)          daughter (-30 Jan 1250).  The Chronicon Colmarense records that "filia…altera [comitis Alberti de Habispurch]" became a nun "in claustrum dominarum de Adelhusen prope Friburgum ordinis fratrum Predicatorum"[157].  Nun in the Dominican convent of Adelhausen near Freiburg im Breisgau 1236. 

ii)         RUDOLF [IV] (Burg Limburg, Upper Rhine 1 May 1216-Germersheim near Speyer 15 Jul 1291, bur Speyer Cathedral).  The Ellenhardi Chronicon names "Ruodolfus rex Romanorum" as son of "Alberti comitis in Habichburg…lantgravius Alsatie superioris"[158].  The Chronicon Colmarense records the birth "1218 Kal Mai" of "comes Rudolfus de Habisburch", specifying that he was "de progenie ducis Zeringie"[159]Graf von Habsburg, Landgraf von Thurgau.  A charter dated 20 Nov 1246, which records an agreement between the citizens of Basel and Mulhouse and the abbey of Butenheim relating to "castro…Landisera", names "Rodulphus comes de Habchspurc junior et Hartmannnus frater suus" among the guarantors[160].  Landgraf von Kiburg, after the death of his maternal uncle Graf Hartmann 1264.  He was elected as RUDOLF I King of Germany 1 Oct 1273 at Frankfurt-am-Main, crowned at Aachen 24 Oct 1273.  He succeeded as Duke of Austria and Steiermark (Styria) in 1276. 

-         DUKES of AUSTRIA

iii)        KUNIGUNDE (-after [1285/99]).  The Chronicon Colmarense records that "filia una [comitis Alberti de Habispurch]" married "comiti de Cussaperch"[161].  The Alberti Argentinensis Chronicon records that “comes de Kussenberg” married “sororem...Rudolfi” and that after he died childless she married “Ottoni de Ochsenstein” from whom “domini de Ochsenstein et Strasberg” descend[162].  The Annales Colmarienses record that "dominus de Ochssinstein, filius sororis Ruodolphi regis" removed "scultetum Columbariensem Syfridum" in 1281[163]m firstly HEINRICH Graf von Küssaberg, son of --- (-after 1251).  Graf von Stühlingen 1245.  m secondly OTTO [III] von Ochsenstein Landgraf im Elsass, son of --- ([1230?]-[26 Sep 1289/Mar 1290). 

iv)        ALBRECHT [V] (before 1228-14 Dec 1254).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Hartmannum" as the children of "Alberctus" and his wife[164].  The Chronicon Colmarense records that "unum filium [comitis Alberti de Habispurch]" was "clericum"[165].  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1242/53.  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1242/47.  Canon at Konstanz Cathedral.  The Liber Anniversariorum of churches at Konstanz records the death "XVIII Kal Jan" of "Albertus com de Habespurch can huius ecclesie"[166].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XIX Kal Ian" of "com Albertus, Rudolphi regis Romanorum frater, can Argentensis benefactor"[167]

v)         HARTMANN (-3 Jul 1251).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Hartmannum" as the children of "Alberctus" and his wife[168].  Minor 1240/45.  A charter dated 20 Nov 1246, which records an agreement between the citizens of Basel and Mulhouse and the abbey of Butenheim relating to "castro…Landisera", names "Rodulphus comes de Habchspurc junior et Hartmannnus frater suus" among the guarantors[169].  He was imprisoned in Lombardy as a supporter of the imperial party.

b)         HEILWIG (-after 11 Oct 1263).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[170]m HERMANN [III] Graf von Frohburg, son of HERMANN Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-before Feb 1237). 

c)         GERTRUD (-after 3 Sep 1242).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[171].  Ludwig [III], his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[172]m LUDWIG [III] Graf von Frohburg, son of HERMANN Graf von Frohburg & his wife ---  (-before 1259, bur Zofingen).

d)         RUDOLF [III] "der Schweigsame" (-9 Oct 1249, bur Wettingen).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[173].  "Grauo Albreht unde Grauo Ruodolf von Habsburg" divided their territories, in the presence of "deme Biscoffe Lutoldo von Basila unde deme Grauen Ludewige von Vroburc", by charter dated to [1239][174].  Graf von Laufenburg. 

-        GRAFEN von LAUFENBURG

e)         WERNER (-young).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[175]

f)          daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m WALTER [I] Vogt von Schwarzenberg, son of --- (-before 25 Jul 1249). 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and the main Habsburg family has not been traced: 

1.         ADELHEID von Habsburg (-1313).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[176], she was the niece of Rudolf I Graf von Habsburg King of Germany, but her parents have not been identified.  m (1283, consecrated 8 Feb 1285) NIKOLAUS I Duke of Troppau, legitimated son of OTAKAR PŘEMYSL II King of Bohemia & his mistress --- ([1255]-25 Jul 1318).   

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von HASENBURG

 

 

1.         BURCHARD von Hasenburg [Asuel] (-[6 Aug 1173/11 Oct 1175]).  "Burcardus de Hasenburc…et filii mei Lutholdus et Heinricus" confirmed the right of the canons of St Ursanne to propose a church appointment at Glovelier, by charter dated 6 Aug 1173[177].  "Hugo ecclesie Sancti Ursini prepositus" recorded in a charter dated 11 Oct 1175 that "filii fratris mei Burkardi, Bertoldus…et Heinricus" challenged their father´s grant of the church of Boecourt to Bellelay abbey, but now confirmed the donation, witnessed by "mater eorum Williburgis…"[178].  The donation in question was confirmed by Ludwig Bishop of Basel, in the presence of "fratris mei comitis Volmari, domino Reingero Hassenburgense", by charter dated 28 Oct 1175 which names "domino Burchardo Hassenburgense…filii Lutoldus…et Heinricus"[179]m WILLIBURG, daughter of --- (-after 11 Oct 1175).  "Hugo ecclesie Sancti Ursini prepositus" recorded in a charter dated 11 Oct 1175 that "filii fratris mei Burkardi, Bertoldus…et Heinricus" challenged their father´s grant of the church of Boecourt to Bellelay abbey, but now confirmed the donation, witnessed by "mater eorum Williburgis…"[180].  Burchard & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         LUTOLD (-after 11 Oct 1175).  "Burcardus de Hasenburc…et filii mei Lutholdus et Heinricus" confirmed the right of the canons of St Ursanne to propose a church appointment at Glovelier, by charter dated 6 Aug 1173[181].  "Hugo ecclesie Sancti Ursini prepositus" recorded in a charter dated 11 Oct 1175 that "filii fratris mei Burkardi, Bertoldus…et Heinricus" challenged their father´s grant of the church of Boecourt to Bellelay abbey, but now confirmed the donation, witnessed by "mater eorum Williburgis…"[182]

b)         [BERTHOLD (-after 11 Oct 1175]).  "Hugo ecclesie Sancti Ursini prepositus" recorded in a charter dated 11 Oct 1175 that "filii fratris mei Burkardi, Bertoldus…et Heinricus" challenged their father´s grant of the church of Boecourt to Bellelay abbey, but now confirmed the donation, witnessed by "mater eorum Williburgis…"[183].  It is not clear that "Bertholdus" was another son of Burchard or whether the name represents an error for "Lutoldus" in the document.] 

c)         HEINRICH .  "Burcardus de Hasenburc…et filii mei Lutholdus et Heinricus" confirmed the right of the canons of St Ursanne to propose a church appointment at Glovelier, by charter dated 6 Aug 1173[184]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had one child: 

i)          BURCHARD .  A charter dated 11 Jul 1212 records a settlement between the abbey of Lucelle and "dominum Borcardum de Hasenbürch" concerning a mill at Loufen donated by "ipse cum patre suo domino Heinrico", later confirmed by "uxore eius Adehledis"[185].  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[186]m ADELHEID, daughter of --- (-after 11 Jul 1218).  A charter dated 11 Jul 1212 records a settlement between the abbey of Lucelle and "dominum Borcardum de Hasenbürch" concerning a mill at Loufen donated by "ipse cum patre suo domino Heinrico", later confirmed by "uxore eius Adehledis"[187].  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[188].  Burchard & his wife had four children: 

(a)       HEINRICH (-before 8 Jul 1241).  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[189]

(b)       BURCHARD (-after 8 Jul 1241).  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[190].  "Burchardus dominus de Hasenburch…et uxori sue Mechtildi" resigned his fiefs "castrum Hasenburch, advocatiam Sancti Ursicini…" to the bishop of Basel due to poverty, by charter dated 8 Jul 1241, which names "olim bone memorie Henrico predecessori nostro"[191]m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 8 Jul 1241).  "Burchardus dominus de Hasenburch…et uxori sue Mechtildi" resigned his fiefs "castrum Hasenburch, advocatiam Sancti Ursicini…" to the bishop of Basel due to poverty, by charter dated 8 Jul 1241[192]

(c)       WALTER (-after 11 Jul 1218).  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[193]

(d)       BERTHOLD (-after 11 Jul 1218).  "Burchardus de Hasenburch" reached agreement with the abbey of Lucelle about certain revenues and properties by charter dated 11 Jul 1218, later confirmed by "domina Hadelehidis…coram sepedicto Burchardo marito suo, cum filiis suis Henrico, Burchardo, Walthero et Bertholdo"[194]

2.         HUGO (-after 11 Oct 1175).  "Hugo ecclesie Sancti Ursini prepositus" recorded in a charter dated 11 Oct 1175 that "filii fratris mei Burkardi, Bertoldus…et Heinricus" challenged their father´s grant of the church of Boecourt to Bellelay abbey, but now confirmed the donation, witnessed by "mater eorum Williburgis…"[195]

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von HOMBERG

 

 

WERNER [I] von Thierstein, son of RUDOLF [II] Graf von Thierstein und Homberg & his wife Ita von Habsburg (-after 13 Apr 1141)A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem", and names "Wernherum et Rudolfum de Habspurg" as children of "Ita de Tierstein sive Homberg"[196].  "Comes Adelbero, Warnerius advocatus..." witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1120 which records an agreement between the bishop of Basel and the abbey of St. Blasius concerning “advocati[197]Graf von Homberg...Werenherus comes de Hohenberc” witnessed the charter dated 28 Dec 1124 under which Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Kloster Engelberg[198].  Lothar III King of Germany confirmed privileges of the convent of Zürich, at the request of “principum nostrorum...Werneri comitis de Dirstein”, by charter dated 6 Feb 1130[199].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the church of Basel’s renunciation of certain properties, in the presence of “...advocato Basiliensi Wernhero comiti...”, by charter dated 13 Apr 1141[200]

m --- von Zollern, daughter of [FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Zollern & his wife Udalhild [von Urach].  A 13th century genealogy refers to the two daughters of "Burchardus comes de Zolre" as "matrem palentini de Tuwig et alteram [uxorem] Werenherus comes"[201].  From a chronological point of view, it appears unlikely that the wife of Graf Werner was the daughter of Burchard.  It is more probable that she was his sister. 

Werner [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         WERNER [II] von Thierstein (-after Jul 1185).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Werenherum comitum et Itam" as children of "Werinhero comiti" & his wife "[filiam Burchardi comitis de Zolre]"[202]Graf von Homberg.  “...Wernherus et Fridericus comites de Honberch...” witnessed the charter dated 4 Mar 1173 under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed donations to the church of Bern made by "comitis Ulrici...de Lenzburg"[203].  "...Wernherus comes de Hohenberc et frater suus comes Fridericus..." witnessed the charter dated Jul 1185 under which the bishop of Basel granted “medietatem curtis Brysach et medietatem montis Brysach” to Heinrich VI King of Germany[204]

2.         FRIEDRICH von Thierstein (-after Jul 1185).  Graf von Homberg...Wernherus et Fridericus comites de Honberch...” witnessed the charter dated 4 Mar 1173 under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed donations to the church of Bern made by "comitis Ulrici...de Lenzburg"[205].  "...Wernherus comes de Hohenberc et frater suus comes Fridericus..." witnessed the charter dated Jul 1185 under which the bishop of Basel granted “medietatem curtis Brysach et medietatem montis Brysach” to Heinrich VI King of Germany[206]

3.         ITA von Thierstein (-19 Aug [1200]).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Werenherum comitum et Itam" as children of "Werinhero comiti" & his wife "[filiam Burchardi comitis de Zolre]", specifying that Ita married firstly "Dyetalmo de Tokkenburch" (whose son was "Dyetalmum") and secondly "Gotfrido de Mar"[207]m firstly DIETHELM [IV] von Toggenburg, son of --- (-after 1176).  m secondly GOTTFRIED Graf von Marstetten, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         WERNER [III] von Thierstein (-25 May 1223).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Werner [III] has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the son of either Werner [II] or Friedrich who are named above.  Graf von Homberg: "…Comes Wernherus de Hoemburg…" witnessed the charter dated 26 Sep 1212 under which Friedrich II King of Germany confirmed Schwarzenberg and other castles to Ottakar King of Bohemia[208].  Heinrich Bishop of Basel confirmed the settlement of a dispute between Kloster St. Alban and “Wernherum comitem de Honberc” by charter dated [25 Dec 1220/21 Nov 1221][209].  As noted below, the Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse says that Hermann was probably (“wahrscheinlich”) married “mit einer Tochter des nach 1223 verstorbenen Grafen Werner von Homberg” to explain his inheritance of the county of Homberg[210]

 

 

HERMANN [IV] von Frohburg, son of LUDWIG [III] Graf von Frohburg & his wife Gertrud von Habsburg (-[1256/59]).  Hermann is named with his father Ludwig in charters dated 12 Apr 1230, 23 Oct 1237, 16 Mar 1239, 1240, and 11 Jun 1241[211].  Ludwig [III], his wife and “Söhnen Hartman, Herman und Rudolf und dem Bruderssohn Ludwig d. j.” are named in a charter dated 3 Sep 1242[212].  [“L. senior comes de Vroburch, H. natus noster et L. patruelis noster” are named in a charter dated 1256[213].  It is not known whether “H.” was Ludwig [III] son Hermann or Hartmann.]  Graf von Homberg: “Hermannus comes de Honberch et Hartmannus frater eius” witnessed a charter dated 1251[214]Graf von Frohburg.  He is named (as “Graf von Frohburg”, suggesting that he had outlived his father) as deceased in the 1259 charter of his brother Hartmann, quoted above. 

m ---.  The name of Hermann’s wife is not known.  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse says that Hermann was probably (“wahrscheinlich”) married “mit einer Tochter des nach 1223 verstorbenen Grafen Werner von Homberg” to explain his inheritance of the county of Homberg[215]

Hermann & his wife had three children: 

1.         LUDWIG [I] (-killed in battle Schoßhalde [before 19] Apr 1289)Graf von Homberg.  "Ludewicus comes de Homberche" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers at Luttgern, for the soul of “Wernheri piæ recordationis fratris mei defuncti” who was buried there, by charter dated 1273[216].  "Ludewicus comes de Honberg et Elisabetha uxor sua nata quondam Rud. comitis de Raprechtswiler" donated property “in Togerun...” to the Knights Hospitallers at Klingenau, confirmed by “Hermannus et soror eiusdem nati quondam Friderici comitis fratris Ludewici comitis antescripti”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1284[217].  "Ludewicus comes de Homberch et de Raprechtswile", in his own name and for “puerorum...fratris nostri comitis Wernheri (quorum tutelam jure gerimus)”, donated property at “Liestal” to St. Urban by charter dated 13 Apr 1288[218]m ([1280/83]) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Rapperswil, daughter and heiress of RUDOLF [III] Graf von Rapperswil & his wife Mechtild von Neuffen (before 1261-10 Apr 1309).  "Ludewicus comes de Honberg et Elisabetha uxor sua nata quondam Rud. comitis de Raprechtswiler" donated property “in Togerun...” to the Knights Hospitallers at Klingenau by charter dated mid-Nov 1284[219].  She married secondly (before 12 Mar 1296) as his first wife, Rudolf [II] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg.  “Rudolfus comes de Habsburgis et dominus in Rappreschwil un Elisabeth Gräfin v. Rapprsw” confirmed the sale of property by “Heinrich Vogt von Dürnten” by charter dated 12 Apr 1296[220].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jan 1300 under which “Elisabeth Gräfin von Habsburg und Frau z. Raprechtswile” pledged property to “Herrn Hermann von Landenberg Marschalk zu Oesterreich”, with the consent of “ihres Gemahls und Sohnes, der Grafen Rudolf v. H. U. Wernher von Homberg”, by charter dated 7 Jan 1300[221].  She was uterine half-sister of Hugo [II] Graf von Werdenberg: “Graf Hugo von Werdenberg” promised payments following the marriage of “Vogte Egno von Matsch” and [her daughter] “seiner Schwestertochter Clara von Homberg” by charter dated end Jul 1305[222].  The death “IV Id Apr” of “Elizabeth die Gräfin, unser Stifterin” is recorded in the necrology of Wurmsbach[223].  Ludwig [I] & his wife had six children: 

a)         WERNER [II] (-in Italy 21 Mar 1320).  Ludwig [I] names “die Kinder Werner, Cäcilia und Anna” in a charter dated 30 Jan 1286[224].  Ludwig [I]’s children “Werner, Rudolf, Ludwig, Cäcilia und Clara” were named in charters dated 22 Jan 1293 and 11 Feb 1295[225].  Werner’s parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jan 1300 under which [his mother] “Elisabeth Gräfin von Habsburg und Frau z. Raprechtswile” pledged property to “Herrn Hermann von Landenberg Marschalk zu Oesterreich”, with the consent of “ihres Gemahls und Sohnes, der Grafen Rudolf v. H. U. Wernher von Homberg[226]Graf von Homberg.  His career was reviewed by Wyss in the mid-19th century[227].  "Hermannus comes de Honberg" consented to the donation made by “Heinricus dominus [...marschalcus] de Warthenvelz”, of property held from “a nobis et Wernhero ac Ruodolfo filiis Ludewici quondam comitis de Homberg patrui nostri...tutorio nomine”, to Olsperg by charter dated 19 Apr 1289[228].  "Wernerus comes de Hohenberch, Ruedolfus et Ludolfus fratres" confirmed donations to Wormsbach monastery made by “nostri prædecessores” by charter dated 13 Jan 1304[229]m ([11 Jun 1315/6 Apr 1316]) as her second husband, MARIA von Oettingen, widow of RUDOLF [II] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Oettingen & his wife Elisabeth von Dornberg (-10 May 1369, bur Lichtenthal).  She married thirdly (before 28 Feb 1326) Rudolf IV Markgraf von Baden-Pforzheim.  Werner [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          WERNER [III] (-after 25 May 1323).  "Grafe Johanns von Habspurg" and “Grafe Wernherr, Grave Werners seligen sun von Homburg” made arrangements about property of St Gallen by charter dated 8 Aug 1321[230].  Werner [III] was last named in a charter dated 25 May 1323[231]

b)         CÄCILIA (-1338).  Ludwig [I] names “die Kinder Werner, Cäcilia und Anna” in a charter dated 30 Jan 1286[232].  Ludwig [I]’s children “Werner, Rudolf, Ludwig, Cäcilia und Clara” were named in charters dated 22 Jan 1293 and 11 Feb 1295[233].  Prioress of Oetenbach. 

c)         ANNA (-after 30 Jan 1286).  Ludwig [I] names “die Kinder Werner, Cäcilia und Anna” in a charter dated 30 Jan 1286[234]

d)         RUDOLF .  "Hermannus comes de Honberg" consented to the donation made by “Heinricus dominus [...marschalcus] de Warthenvelz”, of property held from “a nobis et Wernhero ac Ruodolfo filiis Ludewici quondam comitis de Homberg patrui nostri...tutorio nomine”, to Olsperg by charter dated 19 Apr 1289[235].  Ludwig [I]’s children “Werner, Rudolf, Ludwig, Cäcilia und Clara” were named in charters dated 22 Jan 1293 and 11 Feb 1295[236].  "Wernerus comes de Hohenberch, Ruedolfus et Ludolfus fratres" confirmed donations to Wormsbach monastery made by “nostri prædecessores” by charter dated 13 Jan 1304[237]

e)         LUDOLF (-1315).  Ludwig [I]’s children “Werner, Rudolf, Ludwig, Cäcilia und Clara” were named in charters dated 22 Jan 1293 and 11 Feb 1295[238].  "Wernerus comes de Hohenberch, Ruedolfus et Ludolfus fratres" confirmed donations to Wormsbach monastery made by “nostri prædecessores” by charter dated 13 Jan 1304[239]

f)          CLARA (-after 18 May 1313).  Ludwig [I]’s children “Werner, Rudolf, Ludwig, Cäcilia und Clara” were named in charters dated 22 Jan 1293 and 11 Feb 1295[240].  Her marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Graf Hugo von Werdenberg” promised payments following the marriage of “Vogte Egno von Matsch” and “seiner Schwestertochter Clara von Homberg” by charter dated end Jul 1305[241]m (contract end-Jul 1305) EGINO [IV] Vogt von Matsch, son of EGINO [III] Vogt von Mätsch & his wife Adelheid von Montfort (-after Nov 1331). 

2.         WERNER [I] (-before 1273, bur Luttgern Knights Hospitallers).  "Ludewicus comes de Homberche" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers at Luttgern, for the soul of “Wernheri piæ recordationis fratris mei defuncti” who was buried there, by charter dated 1273[242]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Werner’s wife has not been identified.  Werner & his wife had children: 

a)         sons .  "Ludewicus comes de Homberch et de Raprechtswile", in his own name and for “puerorum...fratris nostri comitis Wernheri (quorum tutelam jure gerimus)”, donated property at “Liestal” to St. Urban by charter dated 13 Apr 1288[243]

3.         FRIEDRICH von Homberg (-before 1284).  He is named as deceased in the mid-Nov 1284 charter quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Friedrich’s wife has not been identified.  Friedrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         HERMANN von Homberg (-19 Nov 1303).  "Ludewicus comes de Honberg et Elisabetha uxor sua nata quondam Rud. comitis de Raprechtswiler" donated property “in Togerun...” to the Knights Hospitallers at Klingenau, confirmed by “Hermannus et soror eiusdem nati quondam Friderici comitis fratris Ludewici comitis antescripti”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1284[244]Graf von Homberg.  "Hermannus comes de Honberg" consented to the donation made by “Heinricus dominus [...marschalcus] de Warthenvelz”, of property held from “a nobis et Wernhero ac Ruodolfo filiis Ludewici quondam comitis de Homberg patrui nostri...tutorio nomine”, to Olsperg by charter dated 19 Apr 1289[245]

b)         ITA von Homberg (-19 Mar [1316/28]).  "Ludewicus comes de Honberg et Elisabetha uxor sua nata quondam Rud. comitis de Raprechtswiler" donated property “in Togerun...” to the Knights Hospitallers at Klingenau, confirmed by “Hermannus et soror eiusdem nati quondam Friderici comitis fratris Ludewici comitis antescripti”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1284[246].  The primary source which records her marriage has not been identified.  The Necrologium Magdenaugiense records the death “XIV Kal Apr” of “frauw Idda von Toggenburg[247].  The Liber Anniversariorum Abbatiæ Turicensis records the death “XIV Kal Apr” of “Ita relicta quondam Friderici iunioris de Toggenburg[248]m FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Toggenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife [Clementia] [von Werdenberg] (-15 Nov [1315]). 

 

 

 

F.      GRAFEN von LAUFENBURG

 

 

Laufenburg is located in the present-day Swiss canton of Aargau. 

 

 

RUDOLF [III] "der Schweigsame" von Habsburg, son of RUDOLF [II] "der Alte" Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (- 9 Oct 1249, bur Wettingen).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Alberctum, Rudolfum, Wernherum, Helwigam, Gertrudem, uxores Hermanni et Ludwici, fratrum comitum de Froburg" as the children of "Ruodolfus" and his wife[249].  "Grauo Albreht unde Grauo Ruodolf von Habsburg" divided their territories, in the presence of "deme Biscoffe Lutoldo von Basila unde deme Grauen Ludewige von Vroburc", by charter dated to [1239][250]Graf von Laufenburg.  A charter dated 4 Sep 1207 records the arbitration of a dispute between comitem Rudolfum de Habisburc” and the monastery of Secking concerning “castris et villa Loufenberc[251].  He received lands in southern Zürichgau (Zug, Schwyz, Unterwalden), the Vogtei of the Klostern Muri and Ottmarsheim, as well as Sempach, Willisau and Laufenburg from his older brother in [1232/39] when the latter partitioned the families territories. 

m GERTRUD von Regensberg, daughter of LÜTOLD [VI] von Regensberg & his wife Sophie de Neuchâtel (-20 Mar ----).  A Habsburg genealogy names "filiam Lutoldi de Regensburg" as the wife of "Rudolfus frater…Albercti"[252].  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[253].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Non Jul" of "com Ruo de Habsburg et uxor eius Gerdrudis et filius eorundem Wernherus"[254], the date probably referring to the death of Werner. 

Graf Rudolf [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GOTTFRIED (-29 Sep 1271).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Götfridum, Wernherum et alios quam plures" as the children of "Rudolfus frater…Albercti" and his wife[255]The Cronica de Berno records that "comes Gotfridus de Habsburg" captured and killed 350 Bernese in 1241[256]Graf von Laufenburg.  “G. et R. comites de Habisburc cum O. et E. fratribus” donated property to Kloster Wettingen, after the recent death of “fratris nostri Wernheri adolescentis”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1253[257].  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[258]"Goetfridus et Eberhardus fratres utrini comites dicti de Habsburch" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Cappel by "Rudolfo patre nostro comite de Habsburch" by charter dated 15 Oct 1263[259]The Annales Basilienses record the death in 1271 of "comes Gotfridus de Louffinberg"[260].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "III Kal Oct" of "Goetfridus com de Habspurg"[261]m firstly (contract 18 Feb 1239) --- von Urach, daughter of EGINO [V] Graf von Urach & his wife Adelheid von Neuffen.  The marriage contract between Rudolfus comes de Habichisburch langravius Alsatie...Gotfrido filio meo” and “filiam felicis recordationis Egenonis comitis de Friburch et Urah”, when they reach marriageable age, is dated 18 Feb 1239 and commits “domina A. vidua eiusdem comitis relicta, mater puelle, cum Chonrado filio suo” to pay the dowry[262]m secondly as her first husband, ADELHEID von Freiburg, daughter of KONRAD [I] Graf von Freiburg und Urach & his wife Sophie von Zollern (-17 Jan 1300).  She married secondly (before 27 Dec 1294) Burkhard [II] Herr von Horburg.  The Annales Colmarienses record the death "XVI Kal Feb 1300" of "domina de Horburc soror comitis Friburgensis"[263].  Graf Gottfried & his second wife had one child:

a)         RUDOLF [II] (15 Feb 1270-Montpellier [22 Dec 1314 or 28 Jan 1315]).  The Annales Basilienses record that "domina comitis Gotfridi" gave birth to a son "festo Margarethe" in 1270[264]Graf von Laufenburg. Herr zu Rapperswil 1296. 

          -        see below

Graf Gottfried had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

b)         RUDOLF von Dietikon ([1259]-22 Oct 1309).  Canon at Zürich Cathedral before 1281.  Canon at Konstanz Cathedral 1282, Archdeacon 1290, and Cathedral Thesaurius 1297/1308.  Provost of Zürich Cathedral 1306/09. 

2.         RUDOLF [II] (-3 Apr 1293).  “G. et R. comites de Habisburc cum O. et E. fratribus” donated property to Kloster Wettingen, after the recent death of “fratris nostri Wernheri adolescentis”, by charter dated to after 1 Aug 1253[265].  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[266].  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1255.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1260.  Provostof Basel Cathedral 1260/74.  Provost of Konstanz Cathedral 1262/74.  Provost at Rheinfelden 1272.  Bishop of Konstanz 1274.  The Liber Anniversariorum of Zurzich records the death "III Non Apr 1293" of "Ruodolfus de Habspurg eps Constantiensis instaurator huius ecclesie"[267].  The Annales Colmarienses record the death in 1293 of "dominus Ruodolffus de Habisburc, episcopus Constantiensis, frater comitis Gotfridi de Louffinberg"[268]

3.         OTTO (-after 16 Jun 1254).  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[269]

4.         EBERHARD (-1284 before 2 Jun).  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[270]"Goetfridus et Eberhardus fratres utrini comites dicti de Habsburch" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Cappel by "Rudolfo patre nostro comite de Habsburch" by charter dated 15 Oct 1263[271]He succeeded in 1271 as Graf von Kiburg, by right of his wife. 

          -        GRAFEN von KIBURG

5.         WERNER (-3/6 Jul 1253, bur Wettingen).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Götfridum, Wernherum et alios quam plures" as the children of "Rudolfus frater…Albercti" and his wife[272].  “G. et R. comites de Habisburc cum O. et E. fratribus” donated property to Kloster Wettingen, after the recent death of “fratris nostri Wernheri adolescentis”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1253, which specifies that Werner was buried at the monastery[273].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Non Jul" of "com Ruo de Habsburg et uxor eius Gerdrudis et filius eorundem Wernherus"[274], the date probably referring to the death of Werner. 

 

 

RUDOLF [II] von Habsburg, son of GOTTFRIED [II] Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his second wife Adelheid von Freiburg (15 Feb 1270-Montpellier [22 Dec 1314 or 28 Jan 1315]).  The Annales Basilienses record that "domina comitis Gotfridi" gave birth to a son "festo Margarethe" in 1270[275]Graf von Laufenburg.  Herr zu Rapperswil 1296: “Rudolfus comes de Habsburgis et dominus in Rappreschwil un Elisabeth Gráfin v. Rapprsw” confirmed the sale of property by “Heinrich Vogt von Dürnten” by charter dated 12 Apr 1296[276].  “Graf Rudolf von Habsburg und Johann sein Sohn” donated property, for the soul “der Gemahlin Elisabeth matris Johannis filii sui”, by charter dated 23 Mar 1310[277].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Kal Feb 1314" of "R com de Habspurg"[278], and in a later section recording the death "XI Kal Feb 1313" and burial "in ecclesia nostra" of "Rudolphus com de Habsburg benefactor"[279].  The necrology of Laufenburg church records the death “Jan XI Kal anno 1315” of “dominus Rudolwus comes de Habspurg dictus de Loffenberg et in Rapperswile[280]

m firstly (before 12 Mar 1296) as her second husband, ELISABETH von Rapperswil, widow of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Homberg, daughter and heiress of RUDOLF [III] Graf von Rapperswil & his wife --- (before 1261-10 Apr 1309).  “Rudolfus comes de Habsburgis et dominus in Rappreschwil un Elisabeth Gräfin v. Rapprsw” confirmed the sale of property by “Heinrich Vogt von Dürnten” by charter dated 12 Apr 1296[281].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 7 Jan 1300 under which “Elisabeth Gräfin von Habsburg und Frau z. Raprechtswile” pledged property to “Herrn Hermann von Landenberg Marschalk zu Oesterreich”, with the consent of “ihres Gemahls und Sohnes, der Grafen Rudolf v. H. U. Wernher von Homberg”, by charter dated 7 Jan 1300[282].  The death “IV Id Apr” of “Elizabeth die Gräfin, unser Stifterin” is recorded in the necrology of Wurmsbach[283]

m secondly as her first husband, MARIA von Oettingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Oettingen & his wife Elisabeth von Dornberg (-10 May 1369, bur Lichtenthal).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 30 May 1315 under which “Graf Johann von Habsburg” granted dower to “seiner Stiefmutter Maria, des Grafen Friedrich von Oettingen Tochter[284].  She married secondly ([11 Jun 1315/6 Apr 1316]) Werner [II] Graf von Homberg, and thirdly (before 28 Feb 1326) Rudolf IV Markgraf von Baden-Pforzheim

Mistress (1): ELISABETH von Strätlingen, daughter of --- (-1298 or after).  The primary source which confirms her relationship with Graf Rudolf has not been identified. 

Graf Rudolf [II] & his first wife had one child:

1.         JOHANN [I] (-killed in battle near Griesau 21 Sep 1337).  “Graf Rudolf von Habsburg und Johann sein Sohn” donated property, for the soul “der Gemahlin Elisabeth matris Johannis filii sui”, by charter dated 23 Mar 1310[285]Graf von Laufenburg.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Kal Oct 1337" of "com Iohannes de Habspurg…Ruo com filius eius de Habsburg"[286]m (before 25 Jul 1328) AGNES von Werde, daughter of SIEGMUND Graf von Werde & his wife Adelheid von Blankenburg (-12 Jun 1352).  “Graue Johans von Hapspurg und greuin Agnes sin eliche frowe, des...lantgrauen Symundes...von Nyderen Elzase wilande...tochter” confirmed the rights of the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 25 Jul 1328[287].  “Frau Agnes Gräfin von Habsburg und die Grafen Johannes, Rudolf u. Gotfrid v. H. Ihre Söhne” witnessed the charter dated 24 Jun 1347 which records an agreement between the abbess of Seckingen and the fishermen of Laufenburg[288].  Karl IV King of Germany confirmed rights to duties at Laufenburg to “Gräfin Agnes v. H. Landgraf Sigmunds v. Elsaß...Tochter” by charter dated 21 Dec 1347[289].  The necrology of Laufenburg church records the death “Non Jun” of “Dna Agnes comitissa de Habsburg...Lantgravia de Elsatia[290].  Graf Johann [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         JOHANN [II] (-17 Dec 1380)Graf von Laufenburg.  “Frau Agnes Gräfin von Habsburg und die Grafen Johannes, Rudolf u. Gotfrid v. H. Ihre Söhne” witnessed the charter dated 24 Jun 1347 which records an agreement between the abbess of Seckingen and the fishermen of Laufenburg[291].  Landgraf im Sisgau.  Graf von Habsburg-Neurapperswil 1353.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XVI Kal Jan 1380" of "Iohannes com de Habsburg"[292]m as her second husband, VERENA de Neuchâtel, widow of RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau, daughter of THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1372).  Her family origin and her two marriages are indicated by a charter dated 21 Sep 1352 under which [her son] “Graff Rudolf von Nuwenburg herre ze Nydow” appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel to arbitrate disputes with “Verenen von Nuwenburg graevinen ze Habspurg, min muoter”, naming “graff Peter herren ze Arberg, minen vetter[293].  Graf Johann [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          VERENAm firstly (9 Sep 1354) as his second wife, FILIPPINO Gonzaga, son of LODOVICO [I] Gonzaga Podestà di Mantua & his first wife Richilda --- (-5 Apr 1356).  m secondly BURCHARD [XI] Graf von Hohenberg Herr von Nagold, son of OTTO [II] Graf von Hohenberg [Hohenzollern] gt von Nagold & his first wife Kunigunde von Wertheim. 

ii)         JOHANN [III] (-11 Jan 1392)Graf von Laufenburg.  Herr zu Rotenberg 1389.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "III Id Jan 1392" of "Iohannes com filius quondam domini Iohannis de Habsburg"[294]

b)         RUDOLF [IV] (-Sep 1383).  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Kal Oct 1337" of "com Iohannes de Habspurg…Ruo com filius eius de Habsburg"[295].  “Frau Agnes Gräfin von Habsburg und die Grafen Johannes, Rudolf u. Gotfrid v. H. Ihre Söhne” witnessed the charter dated 24 Jun 1347 which records an agreement between the abbess of Seckingen and the fishermen of Laufenburg[296].  The necrology of Fahr "X Kal Oct" names "Iohannis de Habsburg comitis…et Ruodolfi comitis fratris sui"[297]Graf von Laufenburg.  "Graf Rudolf von Hasbspurg, frow Elzabeth sin...frow und Graf Henseli ir sun“ granted rights to the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 22 Nov 1377[298]m (1354) ELISABETH von Mentone, daughter of --- (-after 25 Feb 1384).  "Graf Rudolf von Hasbspurg, frow Elzabeth sin...frow und Graf Henseli ir sun“ granted rights to the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 22 Nov 1377[299].  "Elsbetha Gräffin von Habsburg und Graff Hanse ir sun“ confirmed the rights granted to the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 25 Feb 1383 (O.S.)[300].  Rudolf [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN [IV] (-18 May 1408).  His parentage is confirmed by the 9 Dec 1372 charter quoted below.  "Graf Rudolf von Hasbspurg, frow Elzabeth sin...frow und Graf Henseli ir sun“ granted rights to the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 22 Nov 1377[301]Graf von Laufenburg.  "Elsbetha Gräffin von Habsburg und Graff Hanse ir sun“ confirmed the rights granted to the citizens of Laufenburg by charter dated 25 Feb 1383 (O.S.)[302].  Landvogt im Thurgau, Aargau und Schwarzwald 1389, 1396/98, and 1405/06.  A contemporary manuscript of Kloster Rheinau records that "ultimum ex stirpe Habspurgo-Laufenbergica advocatum nostrum Joannem IV" died 18 May 1408[303]Betrothed (9 Dec 1372, terminated) to HERZLAUDE von Rappoltstein, daughter of ULRICH Herr von Rappoltstein & his first wife Herzlaude von Fürstenberg (-before 18 Jun 1400).  “Graf Rudolf von Habspurg herre ze Loffenberg” promised payments to “grafe Hansen unsern sun” when he married “Ulrichen herren zu Rappoltstein...Herczeladen...tohter” by charter dated 9 Dec 1372[304].  This betrothal did not proceed as shown by the 4 Jul 1378 charter under which [her uncle] Bruno Herr von Rappoltstein confirmed that he had not permitted the marriage to proceed, which resulted in legal proceedings in Nürnberg as shown by a charter dated 25 Aug 1379[305]m (after [1373]) as her second husband, AGNES von [Hohen-]Landenberg-Greifensee, widow of HANS von Wessenberg, daughter of HERMANN "dem Jüngeren" von [Hohen-]Landeberg-Greifensee & his wife Adelheid von Sonnenberg.  She was created Gräfin by Imperial Order 14 May 1393[306].  1431.  Graf Johann [IV] & his wife had four children: 

(a)       daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 27 Nov 1400 under which “Smaßman herre ze Rappoltsteine” confirmed a grant, naming “mins...swehers graf Johanses von Habesburg herre zu Louffenberg, mins bruder Ulriches muntpar[307].  In another charter, dated 31 Mar 1402, “Graff Hannßen von Habspurg herr zu Lauffenberg” names “herren Schmasman...seinen bruder[308].  Despite this term, the chronology appears unfavourable for “swehers” in the 27 Nov 1400 charter to be interpreted as brother-in-law rather than father-in-law.  m (before 27 Nov 1400) as his first wife, MAXIMIN "Smassmann" Herr von Rappoltstein, son of BRUNO Herr von Rappoltstein & his second wife Anne de Grandson (-[25 Feb/5 Mar] 1451). 

(b)       daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 19 Jun 1400 under which “Schmasman und Ulrich herren ze Rapoltstein” swore allegiance to Leopold IV Duke of Austria, sealed by “Ulrich von Rapoltstein” using the seal of “min...sweher grauf Hans von Habspurg[309].  Her father was also guardian of her husband, as confirmed by the 27 Nov 1400 charter quoted above.  m (before 18 Jun 1400) ULRICH Herr von Rappoltstein, son of BRUNO Herr von Rappoltstein & his second wife Anne de Grandson (after [1386/87]-after 1438).  

(c)       AGNES (-after 1425)She is named in charters dated 25 Apr 1408 and 1425[310]m DONAT Graf von Toggenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Kunigunde von Vaz (-7 Nov 1400). 

(d)       URSULA (-1460)A contemporary manuscript of Kloster Rheinau records that, after the death in 1408 of "ultimum ex stirpe Habspurgo-Laufenbergica advocatum nostrum Joannem IV", "Hermannus comes de Sulz" persuaded "Agnetem relictam viduam" to betrothe "Ursulam filiam unicam" to "filio suo Rudolpho", dated to 6 Jul 1408[311]Heiress of the territories in Klettgau.  m (Betrothed 6 Jul 1408) RUDOLF Graf von Sulz, son of HERMANN Graf von Sulz & his wife --- (-1439, before 20 Oct). 

Graf Johann [IV] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(e)        MAURITZ .  1415.

c)         GOTTFRIED [II] (-10 Jul 1375).  “Frau Agnes Gräfin von Habsburg und die Grafen Johannes, Rudolf u. Gotfrid v. H. Ihre Söhne” witnessed the charter dated 24 Jun 1347 which records an agreement between the abbess of Seckingen and the fishermen of Laufenburg[312].  Graf von Habsburg-Alt-Rapperswil and Graf im Klettgau.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "VI Id 1375" of "Goetfridus com de Habspurg"[313]m AGNES von Teck, daughter of --- (-20 May ----, bur Königsfeld).  The necrology of Schaffhausen records the death "XIII Kal Jun" of "Agnes ducissa de Tecke, uxor Goetfridi comitis de Habspurg sepulta in Campo Regis"[314]

d)         ADELHEID (-[1370])A contemporary manuscript of Kloster Rheinau names "Rudolphus comes de Montfort…natus…Adelhaide matre…filia…Joannis II Hapbspurgici, soror Joannis III" as one of the three claimants to the Vogtei of Rheinau on the death of "ultimum ex stirpe Habspurgo-Laufenbergica advocatum nostrum Joannem IV" in 1408, and naming Adelheid´s husband "Hainrico comiti de Montfort domino in Tettnang"[315]m as his first wife, HEINRICH Graf von Montfort in Tettnang, son of WILHELM [I] Graf von Montfort in Tettnang & his [third wife --- von Rappoltstein/fourth wife ---] (-[1 Jun 1407/18 Oct 1408]).  

e)         KATHARINA

f)          ELISABETH m as his first wife, JOHANN [II] Truchseß von Waldburg, son of EBERHARD [III] Truchseß von Waldburg & his wife Agnes von Teck (-[22/31] Mar 1424).

g)         ANNA .  Canoness at Säckingen 1353.

Graf Rudolf [II] had one iIllegitimate child by Mistress (1):

2.          PETER von Dietikon (-6 Mar 1349).  “Petrus rector ecclesie in Dietikon” donated property, with the consent of “patris mei Rudolfi comitis de Habsburg”, by charter dated 2 Jan 1313[316].  Canon at Beromünster. 

 

 

 

G.      GRAFEN von LENZBURG, GRAFEN von SCHÄNNIS

 

 

The castle of Lenzburg was situated in the north-east of Zurichgau, west of the town of Zurich.  The reconstruction of this family as shown below is uncertain.  However, it appears to be a reasonable interpretation of several different sources when read together.  It is of some significance because of the connections shown with the families of the Rudolfian kings of Burgundy and with Humbert I Comte de Maurienne, whose descendants were counts of Savoy. 

 

 

1.         ULRICH [I] .  Graf [von Schännis].  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Apr by “comes Uolricus de Schennis et Mechthild uxor eius[317]m MECHTILD, daughter of ---.  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Apr by “comes Uolricus de Schennis et Mechthild uxor eius[318].  Ulrich [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ARNOLD [I] (-after 976).  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation of “molendinum in Buoas et huobam in Meli” made in May by “comes Arnolt, Uodalrici de Schennis filius[319].  Herr von Kloster Schännis: Emperor Otto I renewed the donation of curtem nostram in loco Zizuris...in comitatu Hretiæ” to the church of Chur, noting that “Arnaldus Odalrici filius” claimed it belonged to “suam ecclesiam Skennines”, by charter dated 18 Aug 972, in the presence of “Bernonis...comitis palatini, Chuonradi, Odalrici, Adalberti, Hucbaldi, Rihuuini, Gotofredi, Managoldi, Lantoldi, Vuolfradi, Liutoldi comitum[320].  Vogt von Chorherrenstifts, Zürich: the dating clause of a charter dated 2 Jan 976, which confirmed various properties of the convent of Zürich, records sub duce Ottone et advocato Arnolto[321]

b)         HEMMA (-23 Jan ----).  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Jan by “Hemma abbatissa filia Uodalrici comitis de Schennis[322].  A necrology of unknown provenance, marked "Fragmenta Incerta" in the compilation, records the death "X Kal Feb" of "Hemma abba Turicensis, Ulrici comitis de Schennis soror, alibi filia"[323].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jan of "Hemma abba filia Uodalrici comitis de Schennis"[324].] 

c)         HEINRICH (-16 Jan 1019).  Bishop of Lausanne.  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Jan by “Henricus episcopus Lausannensis filius Uolrici comitis de Schennis[325].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that "Henricus" was ordained Bishop of Lausanne in 985 and held the position for 35 years, and that he acquired "comitatum Waldense" from Emperor Heinrich II[326]The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "XVII Kal Feb 1019" of "Heinricus eps Lausanensis"[327].  According to Grote[328], the bishop of Lausanne who died in 1019 was "Heinrich von Schänis".  This suggests a relationship with the family of the Grafen von Lenzburg.  This assumption appears to be supported by the necrology of unknown provenance, marked "Fragmenta Incerta" in the compilation, which records the deaths of several "comitis de Schennis"[329].  It is probably also relevant that this Heinrich's supposed nephew Heinrich was Bishop of Lausanne at a later date, in view of the contemporary practice of episcopal appointments often being made within the same family.] 

 

 

1.         ---  .  The primary source which confirms the identity of Ulrich [II]’s father has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he could have been Arnold [I] who is named above.  m ---.  The family origin of the mother of Ulrich [II] is not known.  However, it would not be surprising if she was ---, relative of the Burgundian nobleman Anselm [II], whose daughter married Humbert [I] Comte de Maurienne (see BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY and SAVOY).  The indicators of this relationship are as follows.  Firstly, "Aimo, Sedun…episcopus", who is identified as Aimon son of Comte Humbert [I], donated property which he had inherited from "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico" to the church of Sion, by charter dated 12 Jun 1052[330].  As Aimon´s mother was probably the daughter of Anselm [I] (see BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY), "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico" can probably be identified as her brother Odalric/Ulrich.  Secondly, the same charter records that Bishop Aimon acted in this donation "per manum advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici".  Bishop Aimon also acted through "Odvolrici eiusdem ecclesie aduocati" in a charter dated 23 Dec 1043[331].  The "advocatus" of bishops and other ecclesiastical dignataries can often be identified as family members.  Thirdly, "Odalricus comes de Lenceburc" donated "allodium quod pater meus et mater in monte…Novum castrum emerunt" to the church of Sion by charter dated to [1036/54][332], which shows that the Lenzburg family had a connection with the bishopric of Sion.  It is therefore suggested that "Odalricus comes de Lenceburc" who is named in the [1036/54] charter and "advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici", named in the 23 Dec 1043 and 12 Jun 1052 documents, were the same person and can be identified as Ulrich [I] Graf von Lenzburg.  As Odalric/Ulrich, son of Anselm [II], is not recorded as having children, it is likely that the relationship with the Lenzburg family was through the female line.  The chronology suggests that this may have been through the mother of Graf Ulrich [II] who could have been a sister of Anselm [II].  [Two children]:

a)         ULRICH [II] (-20 Aug [1052/53]).  Graf von Lenzburg.  The necrology of the church of Bero, under "XIII Kal Sep", records that "Ulricus com de Lenzburg" restored the church of Bero in 1036[333].  “Vodalricus...comes” restored the church of Bero, as his patrinomy would be transmitted to his “nephews” in the absence of sons (“patrimonium meum non in filios (quoniam his orbatus sum) sed in nepotes meos sit transituram”), naming “nepoti meo Arnulfo...filius meus Henricus”, and provides for anniversaries for “mei et filii mei Conradi episcopi et filii mei Heinrici”, by charter dated 9 Feb 1036[334].  Vogt von Frauenmünster, Zürich.  "Odalricus comes de Lenceburc" donated "allodium quod pater meus et mater in monte…Novum castrum emerunt" to the church of Sion by charter dated to [1036/54][335]As discussed above, it is possible that "advocatus Oudolricus" who is named in the following two documents was Ulrich [I] Graf von Lenzburg.  "Aymonis episcopi" enfeoffed a vassal with property "per manum Odvolrici eiusdem ecclesie aduocati" by charter dated 23 Dec 1043[336].  Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed donations made by Ulricus comes” to the church of Bero “in pago Argowe in comitatu Arnolfi comitis” by charter dated 23 Jan 1045[337]"Aimo, Sedun…episcopus" donated property, inherited from "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico…in villam…Ursaria", to the church of Sion "per manum advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici" by charter dated 12 Jun 1052[338].  Another advocatus ("advocati eiusdem ecclesie Upoldi") named in a charter dated 13 Mar 1054 which was also issued by Bishop Aimon[339].  This suggests that, if the co-identity with Graf Ulrich [I] is correct, that he died [1052/53].  The necrology of Sion records the death "XIII Kal Sep" of "Vdrici comitis de Lanceburc" who donated "predium suum de Nouo castro"[340].]  m ---.  The name of Ulrich’s wife is not known.  Graf Ulrich [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          KONRAD (-1052 or after).  Bishop of Genoa 1036.  “Vodalricus...comes” restored the church of Bero, naming “nepoti meo Arnulfo...filius meus Henricus”, and provides for anniversaries for “mei et filii mei Conradi episcopi et filii mei Heinrici”, by charter dated 9 Feb 1036[341]

ii)         HEINRICH (-[16 Jan] [1051/56]).  “Vodalricus...comes” restored the church of Bero, naming “nepoti meo Arnulfo...filius meus Henricus”, and provides for anniversaries for “mei et filii mei Conradi episcopi et filii mei Heinrici”, by charter dated 9 Feb 1036[342].  Provost of Beromünster 1036.  Bishop of Lausanne 1039.  A necrology of unknown provenance, marked "Fragmenta Incerta" in the compilation, records the death "XVII Kal Feb" of "Heinricus eps Lausannensis filius Ulrici comitis de Schennis"[343].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the death in Jan of "Heinricus eps Lausannensis filius Uolrici comitis de Schennis"[344].  There appears to be some confusion with the supposed uncle of this bishop Heinrich, also called Heinrich, whose death on the same date in 1019 is recorded in the necrology of Bero (see below). 

b)         [---.  If “nepoti” in the 9 Feb 1036 document quoted below can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, one of the parents of Arnold [III] was the sibling of Ulrich [II].  m ---.]  Two children: 

i)          ARNOLD [III] .  “Vodalricus...comes” restored the church of Bero, naming “nepoti meo Arnulfo...filius meus Henricus”, and provides for anniversaries for “mei et filii mei Conradi episcopi et filii mei Heinrici”, by charter dated 9 Feb 1036[345].  Graf im Aargau: Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed donations made by Ulricus comes” to the church of Bero “in pago Argowe in comitatu Arnolfi comitis” by charter dated 23 Jan 1045[346].  “Rodulfus Suevorum dux” [Rudolf von Rheinfelden] decided the boundaries between Uri and Glarus as properties of the abbeys of Zürich and Säckingen, in the presence of “Purchardum comitem de Nellenburch, Chononem comitem de Wulvelingen, Arndoldum comitem de Lenzeburch...tunc utriusque monasterii advocatus”, by charter dated 6 May 1003 (misdated, presumably dated to [1060/70])[347]

ii)         son .  The charter dated 9 Feb 1036 states that Ulrich [II] had “nepotes” but only names Arnold [III][348]same person as...? ULRICH [III] (-after 1077).  His succession to Lenzburg suggests that he was another nephew of Ulrich [II].  Graf von Lenzburg

-         see below

 

 

ULRICH [III], son of --- (-[16 Nov] after 1077)Graf von Lenzburg.  Berthold’s Annales record the capture in 1077 of “abbas Massiliensis...” by “comite...Oudalrico” who imprisoned them “in castellum Lenciburg[349].  Bernold’s Chronicon records the same incident in 1077, specifying that “abbas Bernardus” was captured while travelling to Rome by “Oudalrico comite”, the ally of Heinrich IV King of Germany (“Heinrici complice”)[350]

m [RICHENZA, daughter of RATBOD Graf [von Habsburg] & his wife Ita --- (-27 May 1080, bur Kloster Muri).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Wernherum comitem et Richenzam sororem eius de Lenzburg" as the children of "Ita de Habspurg"[351].  The chronology suggests that Richenza’s husband was Ulrich [III] but the primary source which confirms his identity has not been found.  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "VI Kal Iun 1080" of "Richenza com"[352].] 

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

1.         ULRICH [IV] (-after 21 Apr 1101).  Graf im Aargau 1086/1101.  Emperor Heinrich IV granted Pfäfers monastery “quæ est sita est in Curvalia in comitatu Odalrici comitis de Braganica” to the bishop of Basel by charter dated Mar 1095[353]. "Sigefridus et fratres mei Conradus, Eberhardus et Ogoz" donated property "in pago Hegouva in comitatu Lodewici in locis…Ruti ze Hohenstetin…in pago Argouva sub comitatu Odalrici in…locis ze Willineshowo, ze Stofen, ze Nunnenwilare…in pago Briscaugia in comitatu Herimanni ze Hugenshein, necnon etiam in pago Heregouva…sub comitatu Manegoldi in villa…Polster" to Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated 21 Apr 1101, witnessed by "Burcardi comitis de Rammeshein…"[354].  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records a donation by "Uodalrico comite fratribusque eius Arnolfo et Rudolfo"[355]

2.         ARNOLD [IV] (-[15 May] ----, [11 Aug 1127/22 Jan 1130]).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records a donation by "Uodalrico comite fratribusque eius Arnolfo et Rudolfo"[356].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Arnoldum, Chono comitem, Wernherum de Baden" as the children of "Richenza de Lenzburg"[357], although the chronology would be stretched if the last two named (see below) were her childrenGraf von Lenzburg.  Emperor Heinrich V settled a dispute between "abbas de cella Sancti Meginradi et Ulricus advocatus eius" and “Rodulfus et Arnoldus comites” by charter dated 10 Mar 1114[358].  Vogt of Zürich church 1127.  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, and confirmed donations made by “Ulricus comes de Lenzburg bonæ memoriæ”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127, witnessed by “filiorum fratris mei Ruodolfi, Udalirici et Arnolfi...[359].  A necrology of unknown provenance, marked "Fragmenta Incerta" in the compilation, records the death "Id May" of "Arnoltus com Ulrici de Schennis filius" and also the death "XIII Kal Mai 1105" of "Arnolfus com de Schennis"[360].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records the donation in May "com Arnolt, Uodalrici de Schannis filius"[361]m HEMMA, daughter of ---.  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127[362].  Graf Arnold [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         ULRICH [V] (-21 Feb 1133).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127[363].  Graf von Baden und im Zürichgau 1130.  A charter dated 22 Jan 1130 records the foundation of “Vare” monastery by “Liutolfus laicus de Reginsberch et eius...conjunx Judinta cum filio eorum Liutolfo”, in the presence of “Odalrici comitis de Baden, in cujus comitatu idem locus situs est”, witnessed by “Arnolt de Baden, Chono de Burron et filius eius Liutolt, Otto de Regensberch...[364].  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "IX Kal Mar 1133" of "Ulricus com"[365]

b)         ARNOLD [V] von Baden (-5 Sep 1172).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127[366]"…Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[367].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin", undated but dateable to [1152][368]Graf von Baden und Graf im Zürichgau 1169.  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "Non Sep" of "Arnolphus com"[369]m ---.  The name of Arnold's wife is not known.  Arnold [V] & his wife had one child:

i)          RICHENZA (-24 Apr [1172]).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Richenzam de Chiburg" as daughter of "Arnoldus…de Baden filius Richenze de Lentzburg"[370].  The necrology of Neresheim records the death "VIII Kal May" of "Richinza com Kyburge mater comitis de Dilingen"[371]m HARTMANN [III] Graf von Kiburg und Dillingen, son of ADALBERT [I] Graf von Dillingen & his wife Mathilde [von Mörsberg] (-1180 after 20 Aug). 

c)         WERNER (-3 Jul after 1159).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127[372].  Graf von Baden.  “...Werinherus comes de Badin, Udalricus de Lenziburch” witnessed the charter dated 15 Nov 1140 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed donations to “cœnobio Heremitarum[373]Graf von Baden"…Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[374].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin", undated but dateable to [1152][375]Vogt of Zürich church 1145/1149.  An agreement dated 23 Mar 1153 between Pope Eugene III and Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany is witnessed by "…comes Ulricus de Lenzburch, comes Wernerus de Lenzburch…"[376].  “Lieba de Flontrein” donated property to “cellæ B. Martini...in monte Thuricino”, in the presence of “comite et advocato Warnhero de Baden et fratre suo Chonone”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1155[377]

d)         CUNO von Baden (-5 Jan [1168/69]).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127[378]"…Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[379].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Wernhero, Chunone, Arnoldo comitibus de Badin", undated but dateable to [1152][380]Lieba de Flontrein” donated property to “cellæ B. Martini...in monte Thuricino”, in the presence of “comite et advocato Warnhero de Baden et fratre suo Chonone”, by charter dated 8 Dec 1155[381].  Graf im Zürichgau 1167.  m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Steffling, daughter of OTTO Landgraf von Steffling & his wife Adelheid von Wittelsbach.  The Notæ Genealogicæ Bavaricæ names (in order) "Ottonem, Heinricum, Fridericum et filiam" as children of "Otto lancravius" & his wife, specifying that the daughter married firstly "comiti de Baldern" and secondly "Chunoni de Tieufen"[382].  "Ottoni filio Lantgravii et Adilhildæ sorori suæ" donated property "in Regelindorf" to Regensburg St Emmeram by charter dated [1170][383].  She married secondly Kuno [I] von Teuffen

3.         RUDOLF [I] (-1 Jan or 2 Mar ----, after 3 Oct 1136).  An undated charter relating to the foundation of Kloster Muri records a donation by "Uodalrico comite fratribusque eius Arnolfo et Rudolfo"[384]Graf von Lenzburg.  Heinrich V King of Germany confirmed the privileges of Pfäfers monastery (“abbas...Fabariensis monasterii...in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Rodulfi”) "pro æterna memoria patris, conjugisque nostræ Mathildæ" by charter dated 27 May 1110[385].  Emperor Heinrich V settled a dispute between "abbas de cella Sancti Meginradi et Ulricus advocatus eius" and “Rodulfus et Arnoldus comites” by charter dated 10 Mar 1114[386].  The necrology of the church of Bero records the deaths "Kal Jan" and "VI Non Mar" both of "Rudolphus com"[387]m ---.  The name of Rudolf's wife is not known.  Rudolf [I] & his wife had five children:

a)         HUMBERT (-30 Sep 1156).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Hunbertum, Uodalricum, Arnoldum, Rudolfum et sorores eorum" as the children of "Rudolfus"[388]Graf von Lenzburg"…Humberto, Vlrico, Rvdolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[389].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Humberto, Ulrico, Rudolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc", undated but dateable to [1152][390], which suggests that the four were brothers.  "…Hunbertus de Lenzeburch et frater eius comes Odalricus…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Nov 1155 under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed possessions of the church of Konstanz[391]The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "II Kal Oct 1156" of "Humbertus com"[392]

b)         RUDOLF [II] (-1 Jan or 2 Mar, after [1152]).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127, witnessed by “filiorum fratris mei Ruodolfi, Udalirici et Arnolfi...[393].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Hunbertum, Uodalricum, Arnoldum, Rudolfum et sorores eorum" as the children of "Rudolfus"[394]"…Humberto, Vlrico, Rvdolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[395].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Humberto, Ulrico, Rudolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc", undated but dateable to [1152][396], which suggests that the four were brothers.  The necrology of the church of Bero records the deaths "Kal Jan" and "VI Non Mar" both of "Rudolphus com"[397]

c)         ULRICH [VI] (-5 Jan 1173).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127, witnessed by “filiorum fratris mei Ruodolfi, Udalirici et Arnolfi...[398].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Hunbertum, Uodalricum, Arnoldum, Rudolfum et sorores eorum" as the children of "Rudolfus"[399]Graf von Lenzburg"…Humberto, Vlrico, Rvdolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[400].  The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Humberto, Ulrico, Rudolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc", undated but dateable to [1152][401], which suggests that the four were brothers.  An agreement dated 23 Mar 1153 between Pope Eugene III and Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany is witnessed by "…comes Ulricus de Lenzburch, comes Wernerus de Lenzburch…"[402]"…Hunbertus de Lenzeburch et frater eius comes Odalricus…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Nov 1155 under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed possessions of the church of Konstanz[403].  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed donations to the church of Bero made by comitis Ulrici...de Lenzburg” by charter dated 4 Mar 1173, the wording of which suggests that the donor had recently died[404].  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "Non Jan" of "Ulricus com"[405]

d)         ARNOLD [III] (-after [1152]).  “Comes Arnolfus” donated “prædium meum...Urane” to “ecclesiæ Schanniensi”, with the support of “uxore mea Hemma et filiis meis Udalrico, Arnolfo, Wernhero, Chunone”, by charter dated 11 Aug 1127, witnessed by “filiorum fratris mei Ruodolfi, Udalirici et Arnolfi...[406].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Hunbertum, Uodalricum, Arnoldum, Rudolfum et sorores eorum" as the children of "Rudolfus"[407]"…Humberto, Vlrico, Rvdolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc…" signed the charter dated [1134/37] which records the foundation of Kloster Salem[408]...Werinherus comes de Badin, Udalricus de Lenziburch” witnessed the charter dated 15 Nov 1140 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed donations to “cœnobio Heremitarum[409]The History of Salem Monastery lists those present at a court of "duce Friderico", including "Humberto, Ulrico, Rudolfo, Arnoldo comitibus de Lenzeburc", undated but dateable to [1152][410], which suggests that the four were brothers. 

e)         BERTHA (-before 1159, bur Zwiefalten).  Berthold's Chronicon of Zwiefalten names "Bertha filia Roudolfi comitis de Lenzisburc" and "Liutfridi mariti sui"[411]m LIUTFRIED von Kalden, son of ---. 

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

a)         [EBLO (-4 May ----).  The necrology of the church of Bero records the death "IV Non Mai" of "Ieblo nepos dominorum de Lenzburg"[412], although it is not known to which generation he belonged.] 

 

 

 

H.      GRAFEN von OLTINGEN

 

 

According to Zapf, Oltingen was located in the diocesis of Konstanz at the confluence of the rivers Aar and Sarine[413]Fabri specifies that the castle, whose ruins still existed when he was writing, was built on a hundred metre rock which dominates the small town[414].  By 1241 Oltingen was held by the Grafen von Kirburg, as shown by the charter dated 9 Jul 1241 under which “H. comes de Kyburch” granted “castra Windege, Langinburc, Oltingin” to “uxori mee”, with the consent of “fratruelis mei H. comitis de Kyburch[415]

 

 

1.         BUCCO (-1089 or after).  Graf von Oltingen"Comes Bucco" donated property "in pago Viliacense…in villa…sancti Albini" to Lausanne by charter dated 28 Oct [1072/73], witnessed by "Episcopo Borkardo atque Amalrico et advocato Aimone, laudante Conone filio suo"[416]m ---.  The name of Bucco's wife is not known.  Graf Bucco & his wife had two children:

a)         KUNO (-after 24 Dec 1089)The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the donation of "Cononi comiti de Oltudengas fratris suo [Borcardi Lausannensis episcopus]"[417], implying that this was made after the death of his brother.  Graf von Oltingen.  [1080/89].  [Heinrich IV King of Germany granted “castrum Arunciacum...in pago...Ochtlanden in comitatu Tirensi et villam Faverni et Salam” [Arconciel/Ergenzach in Oechtland in the county of Tirens] to “Cononi comiti” by charter dated 1082[418].  It is not certain that this charter refers to Kuno Graf von Oltingen.  However, the properties granted appear to have been in the area of Oltingen and no other Graf Kuno/Konrad has been identified in that vicinity.]  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that "Cononi comiti de Oltudenges" brother of "Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus…filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudenges" donated "curias de Resuldens et de Losnozro" to Lausanne cathedral[419]m --- [de Luxembourg, daughter of GISELBERT Comte de Luxembourg & his wife ---].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1088 under which her daughter "Regina ex prosapia non obscura…comitis Cononis filia qui frater extit Conraldi viri…in itinere Jerosolimitano defuncti, generi nimirum comitis Pictaviensis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire for the foundation of the priory of Aiwaille[420].  Fabri identifies "Conradi" as Conrad Comte de Luxembourg, suggesting that "frater" should be interpreted to indicate brother-in-law[421].  If the speculation relating to the two possible marriages of Giselbert´s wife is correct as suggested in the document LUXEMBOURG, “frater” could indicate uterine brother, in which case Kuno´s wife may have been the full sister of Hermann [anti] King of Germany.  Graf Kuno & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          REGINA [Kuniza] (-after 12 Apr 1107).  "Regina ex prosapia non obscura…comitis Cononis filia qui frater extit Conraldi viri…in itinere Jerosolimitano defuncti, generi nimirum comitis Pictaviensis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire where she was about to become a nun, for the foundation of the priory of Aiwaille, by charter dated 1088, which states that "me maritalis jugi sarcina exoneravit" which suggests an amicable separation from her husband[422].  The charter dated 1095 under which "Guillelmus comes" donated property to Marcigny-sur-Loire names "mater mea Cuniza Cononis filia"[423].  She is named "mater mea Regina" in her son's 1107 charter which also names her father "avi ac nutritoris mei Cononis comitis"[424]In a charter dated 1139, "Albero…Leodiensium episcopus" notes a donation of property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by "domna Ermensendis comitissa de Musalt, quæ uxor extitit…comitis Alberici" on the suggestion of "quadam nobili et religiosa fœmina nomine Regina, sibi enim consanguinea"[425], the original donation presumably being dated before [1109] when Ermesinde married her second husband.  It is likely that "Regina" in this charter was Regina von Oltingen, whose mother was first cousin to Ermesinde.  m (before [1085], separated) RENAUD II Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, son of GUILLAUME I "le Grand" Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Etiennette --- (-[Palestine 1097 or Summer 1101]). 

ii)         [daughter .  The name and origin of the wife of Pierre Seigneur de Glâne are not known.  However, a charter dated 1170, which records the division of revenue for Hauterive abbey, records that "Petrus dominus de Glane" had "quatuor filias…una…Emma…", adding that Emma was "mater Vldrici domini de Arconciei"[426].  It is assumed that this document means that Emma was heiress of Arconciel, which she brought to the family of the comtes de Neuchâtel.  Heinrich IV King of Germany granted “castrum Arunciacum...in pago...Ochtlanden in comitatu Tirensi et villam Faverni et Salam” {Arconciel/Ergenzach in Oechtland in the county of Tirens} to “Cononi comiti” by charter dated 1082[427].  As is noted above, “Cononi comiti” has not definitely been identified as Kuno Graf von Oltingen.  However, if this co-identity is correct, it is reasonable to suppose that Kuno granted Arconciel to his daughter on her marriage.  It is interesting to note that Pierre Seigneur de Glâne was killed during the same incident with Guillaume III Comte de Palatin de Bourgogne who, if this suggested marriage is correct, would have been the great-nephew of Pierre´s wife, the son of her presumably older sister Regina.  m PIERRE Seigneur de Glâne, son of --- (-killed Payerne Abbey 9 Feb or 1 Mar 1127, bur Cluniac priory Nirves).] 

b)         BURCHARD (-killed in battle Gleichen 24 Dec 1089).  Bishop of Lausanne 1057.  Imperial chancellor for Italy 1079.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the death "in vigilia natalis Domini 1089" of "Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus", recording that he was "filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudengas"[428]The cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records the death "in vigilia natalis domini" of "Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus…filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudenges", killed "in Saxonia cum domino Henrico imperatore"[429]m ---.  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that "Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus…filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudenges" had "uxorem legitimam" who founded "capellam beati Nycholai…et ecclesiam sancti Petri de Martens apud Curtiliam" and donated "terram de Avernie" to Lausanne cathedral[430]

 

 

It is not known whether the following persons were related to the preceding family of Grafen von Oltingen. 

 

1.         KUNOHerr von Oltingenm ---.  The name of Kuno´s wife is not known.  Kuno & his wife had one child: 

a)         KUNO (-before 1225).  Cono filius domini Cononis de Otoldenges” donated “decime de Tribus Vallibus, quam Humbertus de Fruentia dederat” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxor predicti Cononis in castro de Otholdenges”, by charter dated to [1175/1200][431]m ADELAIDE de Scey, daughter of --- (-after 1225).  “Cono filius domini Cononis de Otoldenges” donated “decime de Tribus Vallibus, quam Humbertus de Fruentia dederat” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxor predicti Cononis in castro de Otholdenges”, by charter dated to [1175/1200][432].  “Adilhadis de Cieis...uxor quondam Cononis de Oltingin militis” donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Fräschels by charter dated 1225, witnessed by “Gottefridus miles de Oltingin...[433]

 

 

[Four or more] siblings: 

1.         GOTTFRIED von Oltingen (-after 26 Jul 1231).  “Gotfridus miles de Oltingen” donated “decimam apud Grangiam” to Kloster Frienisberg by charter dated 1224, which states that “ipse Gotfridus in die sepulture sororis sue Elizabet in ecclesia de Ratoluingen” acknowledged and that “fratrum suorum” consented[434].  “Adilhadis de Cieis...uxor quondam Cononis de Oltingin militis” donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Fräschels by charter dated 1225, witnessed by “Gottefridus miles de Oltingin...[435].  “Gottefridus de Oltingen et filii sui” donated property to Lausanne Cathedral by charter dated 26 Jul 1231[436]m ---.  The name of Gottfried’s wife is not known.  Gottfried & his wife had children: 

a)         children (-after 26 Jul 1231).  “Gottefridus de Oltingen et filii sui” donated property to Lausanne Cathedral by charter dated 26 Jul 1231[437]

2.         two or more brothers (-after 1224).  “Gotfridus miles de Oltingen” donated “decimam apud Grangiam” to Kloster Frienisberg by charter dated 1224, which states that “ipse Gotfridus in die sepulture sororis sue Elizabet in ecclesia de Ratoluingen” acknowledged and that “fratrum suorum” consented[438]

3.         ELISABETH (-1224 or before, bur Ratolfingen).  “Gotfridus miles de Oltingen” donated “decimam apud Grangiam” to Kloster Frienisberg by charter dated 1224, which states that “ipse Gotfridus in die sepulture sororis sue Elizabet in ecclesia de Ratoluingen” acknowledged and that “fratrum suorum” consented[439]

 

 

 

I.        GRAFEN von RHEINFELDEN

 

 

The old town of Rheinfelden is located on the left bank of the river Rhine in the present-day Swiss canton of Aargau, east of Basel.  The Rheinfelden family rose to prominence briefly in the late 11th century with the election of Rudolf von Rheinfelden Duke of Swabia as rival king of Germany, although his first marriage to the daughter of Emperor Heinrich III shows that Rudolf already held an important position in the imperial court.  However, definite information relating to earlier generations of the family is frustratingly limited.  According to Haverkamp, they were Burgundian nobles[440].  The basis for this statement is unknown, and no Burgundian ancestry is revealed by the primary sources quoted below.  The family’s possible ancestry was considered in 1991 by Eduard Hlawitschka, who noted a range of past theories which speculated on Lotharingian, Saxon, Franconian, Burgundian and Swabian ancestry[441].  An intriguing indication is provided by the following charter: Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the donation of “prædium Slocse” [Schluchsee] (defined by reference to adjacent properties in the document) made to Kloster St Blasius by “dux Rödolfus de Rinvelden et comes Otto et filius eius Fridericus comes, Echebertus comes de Saxonia, Ita de Saxonia et de Birctorf, Töto de Wagenhusen, Hecelo advocatus Augensis”, who held the property jointly (“in proprium communi voto”), by charter dated 8 Jan 1125[442].  The joint holding of the property by the donors indicates common ancestry.  “...Echebertus comes de Saxonia, Ita de Saxonia et de Birctorf...” are probably identifiable as Ekbert [I] Graf von Braunschweig and his presumed sister Ida von Elstorf (see the document BRUNSWICK).  If that is correct, the Rheinfelden connection may have been through their mother who was probably a member of the Alsatian family of Egisheim, about whom the available information is sketchy (see ALSACE).  Insufficient data is available to speculate sensibly on the identity of the other donors and the precise family relationships between them. 

 

 

1.         [--- von Rheinfelden .  This possible person represents the earliest reference to Rheinfelden, but he is recorded only in the unreliable Genealogia Welforum which is quoted below.  Any connection with the Zähringen family, also noted in the document, has not been traced.  The word “parenti” could indicate a remote family relationship.  If he did exist, the chronology suggests that he would have belonged to the generation of the grandparents of Rudolf von Rheinfelden King of Germany.  m [---, daughter of KONRAD Duke of Swabia & his wife Richlind --- ([970/97]-)The Genealogia Welforum refers to the four daughters of "Chuno comes [et] filia Ottonis Magni imperatoris", specifying that the second (unnamed) married "cuidam de Rinvelden parenti Zaringorum"[443]The Historia Welforum refers to the four daughters of "Couno comes" and "filia Ottonis magnis imperatoris…Richlint", specifying that they married "una Roudolfo isti [=Welforum], alia cuidam de Rinveldin, parenti Zaringiorum, tercia regie Rugiorum, quarta comiti de Diezon"[444]As noted in the document SWABIA DUKES, these two sources are unreliable in their recording of the sons of Konrad I Duke of Swabia, so should not be assumed to be any more precise in recording his daughter.  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.]

 

 

1.         --- .  m [as her first husband,] ---, daughter of ---.  [The documents concerning the foundation of Kloster Muri, quoted below, indicate that the mother of Kuno von Rheinfelden was also, by a different marriage, mother of Ita, who married Radbod Graf [von Habsburg].  As noted below, the reliability of this information is uncertain.  If it is correct, the chronology of the lives of Ita and Kuno suggest that the latter was probably the older sibling, and therefore born from an earlier marriage of their mother, although this is not beyond all doubt.  A family relationship between the Rheinfelden and Habsburg families is confirmed by the continuation of the Annales of St. Gallen, quoted below under Adelaide second wife of Rudolf King of Germany, which names Ita’s son Werinhario commite [presumably Werner Graf von Habsburg] suo cognato, the term “cognatus” usually being used in early medieval sources to indicate varying degrees of cousinship by blood[445].  Ita’s parentage was also discussed by Parisot and Bloch in the early 20th century, but the discussion appears too speculative to draw reliable conclusions[446].  Werner Bishop of Strasbourg, also named as brother of Ita in the documents shown below, is recorded in another document as the brother of Ita’s husband (see GRAFEN von HABSBURG), above.]  [Two] children: 

a)         KUNO [von Rheinfelden] ([990/1000]-).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[447], he was the half-brother of Ita, wife of Graf Ratbod, ancestor of the Grafen von Habsburg.  This is presumably based on a Habsburg genealogy which records that "Theodricus dux Lotharingorum et Chono comes de Rinfelden" were brothers and that "horum soror Ita comitissa de Habspurg" restored the monastery of Muri[448].  The identity of "Theodricus dux Lotharingorum" in this text is confused as the passage also records that he was father of "Gerhardum ducem", who in turn was father of "Gerhardum de Egisheim, patrem Uodelrici et Sthephani".  These individuals and their supposed family relationships have not been identified with certainty[449].  No other document has been found which confirms a relationship between the Lotharingian dukes (see the document LOTHARINGIA, KINGS, DUKES & PFALZGRAFEN), the Grafen von Egisheim (see ALSACE), and the Rheinfelden family, although a possible connection with Egisheim is suggested by the 1125 charter quoted in the introduction to this section.  Another document which records the foundation of Kloster Muri names “Itam sororem Theodrici ducis ac Wernharii Argentine civitatis episcopi”, as wife of “Radeboto”, and “Chono fratrem suum de matre, patrem autem Rudolfi regis[450].  No source has been identified which names Kuno in his own capacity or indicates either the dates of his birth (considering the chronology of his daughter he was probably born in the 990s) or death.  m ---.  The name of Kuno's wife is not known.  As noted below, Armin Wolf suggests her relationship with the family of the Comtes de Genève.  This speculation is based on his views on a passage in a continuation of the Annales of St. Gallen which, as noted below under this couple’s possible daughter, is subject to another interpretation which appears to be more likely.  Kuno & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          daughter .  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Ebersheimense which names [her grandson] "Adelgaudum abbatem…filius Iudite, filia sororis Ruodolfi [dux Alemannorum]" when recording that Emperor Heinrich IV expelled him from the abbey[451].  The involvement of Emperor Heinrich IV indicates that this daughter must have been one of her parents’ older children, considering that Adelgaud was presumably adult at the time of the intervention.  m ---.  No indication has been found about the identity of her husband.  One child: 

(a)       JUDITH .  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Ebersheimense which names "Adelgaudum abbatem…filius Iudite, filia sororis Ruodolfi [dux Alemannorum]" when recording that Emperor Heinrich IV expelled him from the abbey[452].  No indication has been found about the identity of Judith’s husband.  m ---.  One child: 

(1)       ADELGAUD .  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "Adelgaudum abbatem…filius Iudite, filia sororis Ruodolfi [dux Alemannorum]" when recording that Emperor Heinrich IV expelled him from the abbey[453].  Abbot of Ebersteinmünster. 

ii)         [daughter .  A family relationship is indicated between Rudolf von Rheinfelden King of Germany and Géraud Comte de Genève: a continuation of the Annales of St Gallen records that in 1064 “Rudolfus dux” attacked “Burgundiones” and expelled “sui sororini...rebellis Geroldi” from Geneva[454].  The term “sororinus” is rarely encountered in medieval documents.  Ducange provides three possible definitions: “sororis maritus”, “uxoris frater”, and “filiolus sororis[455].  The second of these can be excluded in the context of the Rheinfelden family given our knowledge about the families of Rudolf’s wives, as well as the third given the chronology of the lives of Géraud and Rudolf which suggests that the former was born earlier than the latter.  “Sister’s husband” is therefore the most likely possibility, with which Hlawitschka agrees[456].  This is consistent with “sororinus” being derived from “soror” and maybe being a variation of “sororius”.  As shown in the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY, Géraud is recorded with two possible wives, his [second] marriage being dated to [1060/70].  It is difficult to assess whether, in this scenario, his [first wife] Gisela or his [second] wife Tetberga would have been the daughter of Kuno Graf von Rheinfelden.  It should be noted that Armin Wolf, linking the etymology of “sororinus” with “sobrinus” and by extension “consobrinus”, suggests that the text quoted means that Géraud and Rudolf were first cousins, sons of two sisters[457].  However, this interpretation requires reading “sororini” as “consororini”, which stretches the natural interpretation of the passage.  If Géraud’s wife was Rudolf’s sister, presumably she could have been the same person as Kuno’s daughter shown above (in which case she would be identified as Géraud’s [first wife] Gisela).  m as his [first/second] wife, GERAUD Comte de Genève, son of --- & his wife Bertha --- ([1010/20]-after [1065/80]).] 

iii)        RUDOLF von Rheinfelden (-killed in battle near Hohenmölsen near Merseburg [15/16] Oct 1080, bur Merseburg cathedral).  A Habsburg genealogy records that "Chono comes de Rinfelden" was father of "Rudolfum regem"[458].  He was installed as Duke of Swabia in 1057.  He was elected as RUDOLF King of Germany in 1077. 

-         see below

iv)       ADALBERO (-6 Aug 1070).  Monk at St Gallen.  Bishop of Worms 1066.  The Annales of Lambert of Hersfeld record the death in 1065 of “Arnolfus Wormaciæ episcopus” and the succession of “Adalbero monachus ex monasterio sancti Galli, frater Ruodolfi ducis”, noting that the latter had “uno pede omnino debilis” but was nevertheless “vir per omnia dignus spectaculo[459].  The same source records the death in 1070 of “Adalbero Wormaciæ episcopus, propria, ut fertur, crassitudine præfocatus[460].  It is not known whether Adalbero shared both parents with Rudolf.  The date of his appointment suggests that Adalbero was younger than his brother Rudolf, who was already appointed Duke of Swabia in 1057. 

b)         [ADELHEID (-7 Dec after 1057, bur Alsleben).  The Annalista Saxo records in 1056 that “Ludigerum comitem...Udo” had married “Adelheidis...amita Rodolfi regis[461]The Annales Stadenses name "Adelheithim amitam Rodolfi [von Rheinfelden]" as wife of "comitem Luderum"[462].  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.  The family relationship is also indicated by the following source: Bruno’s Buch vom Sachsenkrieg records in 1074 that “Udo noster marchio“ wounded “consobrinum suum Rodulfum ducem[463]The Chronicon Monasterii Rosenfeld seu Hassefeld records the death “VII Id Nov” of “Luderus comes, qui capellam sancti Nicolai construxit” and in the next line “VII Id Dec” of “Adelheit cometissa uxor Luderi comitis[464]m ([1025]) LOTHAR-UDO von Stade, son of SIEGFRIED II Graf von Stade & his wife Adela von Alsleben (after 994-7 Nov 1057).  He succeeded in 1037 as LOTHAR-UDO II Graf von Stade, and in 1056 as LOTHAR-UDO I Markgraf der Nordmark.] 

 

 

RUDOLF von Rheinfelden, son of KUNO Graf von Rheinfelden & his wife --- (-killed in battle near Hohenmölsen near Merseburg [15/16] Oct 1080, bur Merseburg cathedral).  A Habsburg genealogy records that "Chono comes de Rinfelden" was father of "Rudolfum regem"[465].  [Graf im Sisgau: Emperor Heinrich III confirmed various properties to Basel cathedral, including property “in pago Sysgowe in villis Melin et Gurbulun [Möhlin, Görbelhof] in comitatu Rudolfi comitis”, by charter dated 1 Jun 1048[466].  Hlawitschka suggests that the proximity of Sisgau to Rheinfelden may indicate that “Rudolfi comitis” was Rudolf Graf von Rheinfelden[467].]  He was installed as Duke of Swabia in 1057 by Agnes de Poitou, widow of Emperor Heinrich III[468].  Frutolf von Michelsberg’s Chronicon Wirziburgense records in 1057 the death of “Otto de Svinfurte dux Suevorum IV Kal Oct“ and the appointment of “Ruodolfus de Rinveldon qui postea rex esse contendit[469].  He became rector of Burgundy, entrusted with the administration of the kingdom, in 1060[470].  He introduced the stricter monastic rules from Fruttuaria[471] into the monastery of St Blasien in 1072.  He was one of the nobles opposed to his brother-in-law King Heinrich IV.  He was elected as RUDOLF King of Germany at Forcheim in Feb 1077 by the German nobility who were affronted by Pope Gregory VI's withdrawal of the order of excommunication against King Heinrich[472].  The Pope remained neutral, but after the king's defeat near Flarcheim on the Unstrut 27 Jan 1080, he renewed the excommunication of the king and impliedly declared support for Rudolf as anti-king by granting remission to the sins of Rudolf's supporters[473].  The Chronicon of Bernold records the death "1080 Id Oct" of "Roudolfus rex", and his burial "apud Merseburc"[474].  The necrology of St Peter im Schwarzwald records the death "XVII Kal Nov" of "Ruodolfus rex"[475].  The identification of this entry with Rudolf von Rheinfelden is rendered more probable by another entry referring to his daughter Agnes as "filia Ruodolfi regis de Arle". 

m firstly (1059) MATHILDE of Germany, daughter of Emperor HEINRICH III King of Germany & his second wife Agnès de Poitou (1045-12 May 1060).  The Annales of Berthold record the marriage in 1059 of "Roudolfus Alemmanorum dux" and "Mahthildam, Heinrici regis sororem" and the death in 1060 of "Mahthilt soror regis"[476].  The Annales Sancti Blasii record the marriage in 1059 of "Roudolfus dux" and "Mahtildam regis sororem", and the death of "Mahtilt uxor Roudolfi ducis" in 1060[477]

m secondly ([1061/62]) ADELAIDE de Savoie, daughter of ODDON Comte de Chablais, Marchese di Susa & his wife Adelaida Marchesa di Susa ([1052/53]-[Schloß Twiel] early 1079, bur St Blasius).  The Annales of Berthold, which record the death in 1079 of "uxor…regis Roudolfi…Adelheit, filia Adelheidæ marchionissæ, soror Berhtæ reginæ uxoris Heinrici", prove that she was the daughter of Adelaida di Susa[478].  Her daughter Adelheid is named with "progenitoribus Rodolfo…rege et Adelheida…regina matertera Heinrici quarti inperatoris" in a charter dated [1079/10 Oct 1086][479]Europäische Stammtafeln[480] shows Adelaide's birth date as "after 1052", presumably based on the likelihood that she was born after her sister Berthe as Heinrich IV King of Germany would no doubt have married the older daughter.  Concerning her marriage date, it is likely that the marriage took place after the marriage of her older sister.  She is named "Adalheid coniux Ruodulfi ducis" in the Annales Weissemburgenses, which records that she was accused of being unchaste, was repudiated by her husband two years later, but that Pope Alexander arranged a reconciliation, dated to [1069/71][481].  A continuation of the Annales of St Gallen records that “uxor Rudolphi ducis” was accused of adultery with “Werinhario commite [presumably Werner Graf von Habsburg] suo cognato[482]The Annales of Berthold record that "rex…Roudolfus…uxor" was "in partes Burgundiæ a Turego divertens", suffering "iniurias" in "quodam castello suo"[483].  The wife of "Rudolfus rex de Arle" is named "Adelheidis" in a list of founders of the monastery of St Peter in Schwarzwald[484].  The Annales Sancti Blasii record the death in 1079 of "Adelheit uxor Roudolfi regis" and her burial "apud Sanctum Blasium"[485].  The Annales of Berthold record the death in 1079 of "uxor…regis Roudolfi…Adelheit, filia Adelheidæ marchionissæ, soror Berhtæ reginæ uxoris Heinrici" and her burial "ad monasterium Sancti Blasii"[486]According to Europäische Stammtafeln[487], Adelaide married firstly Guigues Comte d'Albon.  Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln[488] shows the first wife of Guigues Comte d'Albon as "Adelais (von Turin)" and their son Guigues II Comte d'Albon as co-heir of Adelaida Marchese di Susa in 1091.  The basis for this alleged first marriage has not been found but it is unlikely to be correct considering Adelaide's likely birth date. 

Rudolf & his second wife had six children: 

1.         ADELHEID von Rheinfelden ([1063/65]-3 May 1090, bur St Blasius).  "Filia eorum Adilheida regina que nupsit regi Ungariorum" and "progenitoribus Rodolfo…rege et Adelheida…regina matertera Heinrici quarti inperatoris" are named in a donation to Sankt-Blasien by charter dated [1079/10 Oct 1086] which also names "cuius filius [Rodolfo et Adelheida] Bertholfus…dux frater regine nostre…cum fratre suo Ottone"[489].  Her birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date range of her supposed daughter Piroska (although, as noted below, there is doubt concerning Piroska's parentage).  Given her likely birth date, Adelheid must have been her parents' oldest child.  The Chronicon of Bernold records that "soror quoque præfati ducis [Berthaldus dux Alemanniæ, filius Roudolfi regis] regina Ungarorum" died in the same month and year as her brother[490].  The name of her husband is not stated in any of the contemporary sources so far identified.  However, King László appears to be the most likely possibility: considering Adelheid's estimated birth date, her husband is unlikely to have been King Géza, whose death is recorded in 1077, and King Géza's son Kálmán did not succeeded until 1095, after the recorded date of Adelheid's death as "regina Ungarorum".  This supposition is confirmed by the charter dated 1201 under which Imre King of Hungary restored "prædio…Merena", donated by "regina Adulheyth, uxor…bonæ memoriæ regis Ladislai", to "ecclesiæ beati Michaëlis de Vesprimio"[491]Her father was the candidate for the German throne supported by the Pope, this marriage being arranged by King László as part of his policy of seeking Papal support[492].  The necrology of Seeon records the death "V Non May" of "Adelheit regina Ungariorum"[493]m (1077) LÁSZLÓ I King of Hungary, son of BÉLA I King of Hungary & his wife [Ryksa] of Poland (in Poland [1046/50]-Nitra 20 Jun 1095, bur Somogyvár, transferred 1192 to Nagyvárad Cathedral). 

2.         BERTHOLD (-18 May 1090, bur St Blasius).  He was appointed BERTHOLD I Duke of Swabia in 1079 in succession to his father, in opposition to Heinrich IV King of Germany who appointed Friedrich von Staufen to the Swabian duchy.  The Chronicon of Bernold records that "Bertaldi ducis, filii regis Roudolfi" was besieged by supporters of King Heinrich in 1084[494]The Annales Rosenveldenses records the death in 1090 of "Bertolfus dux filius Rudolfi"[495]The Chronicon of Bernold records the death in "1090…Maio mense" of "Bertholdus dux Alemanniæ, filius Roudolfi regis"[496].  The necrology of Schaffhausen records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "Bertaldus dux Alemannia"[497]

3.         AGNES von Rheinfelden (-19 Dec 1111)The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising records that "Berhtolfus de castro Zaringen" married "Radolfi filia" but does not name her[498].  The Annales of Berthold record the marriage in 1079 of "Berhtoldus marchio, ducis Berhtoldi filius, adolescens" and "Agnetem, Roudolfi regis filiam"[499].  The Genealogia Zaringorum names "Agnes filia regis Rudolfi Arulacensis" wife of "Berchtoldus", specifying that she was buried with her husband at St Peter in 1111[500].  The necrology of St Peter im Schwarzwald records the death "XIV Kal Jan" of "Agnes uxor ducis Berchtoldi et filia Ruodolfi regis de Arle"[501].  [Betrothed (1077, contract broken) to HERMANN Pfalzgraf von Lotharingen, son of [HEINRICH "Furiosus" Pfalzgraf von Lothringen [Ezzonen] & his wife Mathilde of Lotharingia] (-20 Sep 1085).  The Annales of Berthold name "Herimannus comes Palatinus, qui gener regis Roudolfi futurus erat" in 1077[502].  It is assumed that this passage indicates that Pfalzgraf Hermann was betrothed to one of the daughters of Rudolf von Rheinfelden, although no other reference to this fact has been found.  If this is correct, the daughter was presumably Agnes as Adelheid was already married in 1077.]  m ([1077/79]) BERTHOLD, son of BERTHOLD I [von Zähringen] Duke of Carinthia & his first wife Richwara of Swabia [Babenberg] ([1050]-12 Apr 1111, bur St Peter in Schwarzwald).  He was installed as BERTHOLD II Duke of Swabia in 1092 by Emperor Heinrich IV.  He renounced his claims to Swabia in favour of Friedrich I von Staufen, although he retained the title of Duke[503].  Herzog von Zähringen 1100. 

4.         BERTHA von Rheinfelden (-20 Jan after 1128, bur Mehrerau).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "comes Oudalricus…Brigantium", records his betrothal to "filiam Wernheri comitis de Habichisburc" but states that he "concubit latenter cum Berhta filia Ruodolfi regis"[504].  Gräfin von Kellmünz.  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Bertha relicta Oudalrici" and "filiorum suorum Roudolfi et Oudalrici" recording their donation after her husband died[505]The necrology of Augiæ Maioris records the death "XIII Kal Feb" of "Bertha com"[506]m (before 1077) ULRICH [X] Graf von Bregenz, son of ULRICH [IX] Graf von Bregenz & his wife --- (-[28/29] Oct [1097], bur Mehrerau). 

5.         OTTO von Rheinfelden (-young, bur St Blasius).  "Filia eorum Adilheida regina que nupsit regi Ungariorum" and "progenitoribus Rodolfo…rege et Adelheida…regina matertera Heinrici quarti inperatoris" are named in a donation to Sankt-Blasien by charter dated [1079/10 Oct 1086] which also names "cuius filius [Rodolfo et Adelheida] Bertholfus…dux frater regine nostre…cum fratre suo Ottone"[507]

6.         BRUNO von Rheinfelden .  He is named as son of King Rudolf in Europäische Stammtafeln[508].  He is not named by Hlawitschka as one of Rudolf’s children[509]The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Monk at Hirsau.  Abbot of Ussenhofen am Scheyern. 

 

 

 

J.      GRAFEN von SOGREN

 

 

The county of Sogren (Soihières or Soybières in French) was located on the river Birse, near Bern.  It was also referred to in primary sources as Seedorf.  The county appears to have been short-lived as references are limited to the mid-12th century.  It was inherited by the Grafen von Thierstein. 

 

 

1.         --- .  m KUNIZA, daughter of --- (-after 1131).  "Udelardus comes…de Seedorf et uxor mea Adelheid" founded the monastery of Erlach, with the consent of "matre mea Chunza", by charter dated 1131[510]One child: 

a)         UDELHARD (-[after 23 Jul 1147]).  Graf von Sogren, Graf von Seedorf:  "Udelardus comes…de Seedorf et uxor mea Adelheid" founded the monastery of Erlach, with the consent of "matre mea Chunza", by charter dated 1131[511].  [Pope Eugene III confirmed the possessions of Beinweil, founded by "nobilium virorum Nokeri, Oudelhardi, Burchardi, Oudalrici", by bull dated 23 Jul 1147[512].  “Oudelhardi” could have been Udelhard Graf von Sogren.]  m ADELHEID, daughter of --- (-after 1170).  "Udelardus comes…de Seedorf et uxor mea Adelheid" [founded the monastery of Erlach, with the consent of "matre mea Chunza", by charter dated 1131[513].  "Comitissa Adeleidis uxor…comitis Odelardi" confirmed the donation by "prædictus vir eius comes Ovdelardus" to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "duæ filiæ sæpe dicti comitis Berhta et Agnesa…Radulfus comes prædictæ Berhtæ filius", by charter dated to [1170][514].  Udelhard & his wife had two children: 

i)          BERTA (-after [1180]).  "Comitissa Adeleidis uxor…comitis Odelardi" confirmed the donation by "prædictus vir eius comes Ovdelardus" to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "duæ filiæ sæpe dicti comitis Berhta et Agnesa…Radulfus comes prædictæ Berhtæ filius", by charter dated to [1170][515]m --- Graf von Thierstein, son of ---. 

ii)         AGNES .  "Comitissa Adeleidis uxor…comitis Odelardi" confirmed the donation by "prædictus vir eius comes Ovdelardus" to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "duæ filiæ sæpe dicti comitis Berhta et Agnesa…Radulfus comes prædictæ Berhtæ filius", by charter dated to [1170][516].  Quiquerez suggests that “la seconde fille du comte de Sogren...Agnès” married into the Ferrette family in order to explain how it acquired possession of “[le] château de Sogren, de l´avouerie du Sornegau...[et] de celle de Grandval[517].  This appears to be a good suggestion, as the acquisition of these properties is best explained by marriage, although as discussed in more detail in the document ALSACE Agnes von Sogren is not the only possible candidate.  [m ([after 1170]) --- de Ferrette, son of --- & his wife ---.] 

 

 

 

K.      GRAFEN von THIERSTEIN

 

 

Thierstein was located near Frick, south-west of Rheinfelden in the present-day Swiss canton of Aargau. 

 

 

1.         RUDOLF [I] (-after 1 Jun 1048).  Graf [in Sisgau].  Emperor Heinrich III confirmed property of the bishopric of Basel, including property "in pago Sysgowe in villis Melin et Gurbulin in comitatu Rodolfi comitis", by charter dated 1 Jun 1048[518].  The editor of the compilation consulted suggested that he was Rudolf Graf von Rheinfelden. 

 

2.         RUDOLF [II] von Thierstein (-after 7 Mar 1114).  "Rudolfo de Dierstein nec non Burkardo comite de Nellenburg" are named as present in a charter dated 10 Nov 1082 for Kloster Muri[519].  Graf von Homberg: Burchard Bishop of Basel confirmed property of Kloster St. Alban, naming “advocatum super predictas curtes...Rodolfum de Honberc comitem”, by charter dated [24 Sep 1102/24 Sep 1103][520]Graf von Thierstein: Emperor Heinrich V confirmed properties of Zürich convent, at the request of “Frederici ducis, Bertholfi ducis...comitum Godefridi palatini comitis, Herimanni marchionis, Arnolfi de Linceburc, Rodulfi de Dirstein”, by charter dated 7 Mar 1114[521]m ITA von Habsburg, daughter of WERNER Graf [von Habsburg] & his wife Reginlint ---.  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem", and names "Wernherum et Rudolfum de Habspurg" as children of "Ita de Tierstein sive Homberg"[522].  Rudolf [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         WERNER [I] von Thierstein (-after 13 Apr 1141)A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem", and names "Wernherum et Rudolfum de Habspurg" as children of "Ita de Tierstein sive Homberg"[523].  "Comes Adelbero, Warnerius advocatus..." witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1120 which records an agreement between the bishop of Basel and the abbey of St. Blasius concerning “advocati[524]Graf von Homberg

-        GRAFEN von HOMBERG

b)         RUDOLF [IV] von Thierstein (-after 8 Jul 1144).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Ottonem et Itam de Tierstein" as the children of "Wernherum comitem", and names "Wernherum et Rudolfum de Habspurg" as children of "Ita de Tierstein sive Homberg"[525].  [Graf] von Homberg: ...Rodulfus de Hohenbergh...” witnessed the charter dated 8 Jul 1144 under which Konrad III King of Germany settled a dispute between Kloster Einsiedeln and "Uthelricum de Lenzenburg"[526]

c)         [MECHTILD .  Neugart says that Schmidlin conjectured that “Mathildis soror Wernheri comitis de Frikkin” married “uni ex nobilibus Helvetiis de Spizenberg[527].  As this information appears not to be based on verified primary source data, it should be viewed with caution until verified data comes to light.  m --- von Spitzenberg, son of ---.] 

 

 

1.         RUDOLF [III] von [Homburg] (-[3 Apr] 1122).  Merian names “Rudolf Graf von Homburg” as Provost at Besançon and, from 1107, administrator of the bishopric of Besançon[528].  No primary source has been identified which confirms his relationship to the earlier members of the Thierstein/Homberg family shown above.  Bishop of Basel. 

 

 

1.         --- von Thierstein (-before [1180]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms the name and parentage of the husband of Bertha von Sogren.  The chronology suggests that he could have been the same person as Graf Werner [II] or his brother Friedrich, or a son of Rudolf [III].  Graf von Thiersteinm BERTHA von Sogren, daughter of UDALHARD Graf von Sogren & his wife Adelheid --- (-after [1180]).  “Comitissa Adelaidis uxor...comitis Udelhardi” confirmed the foundation of Frienisperg monastery, with the support of “duæ filiæ sepedicti comitis Bertha et Agnesa...Radulphus comes prædictæ Berthæ filius”, by charter dated to [1180][529].  [Four] children: 

a)         RUDOLF [V] von Thierstein (-murdered after [1230]).  Graf von Thierstein.  “Comitissa Adelaidis uxor...comitis Udelhardi” confirmed the foundation of Frienisperg monastery, with the support of “duæ filiæ sepedicti comitis Bertha et Agnesa...Radulphus comes prædictæ Berthæ filius”, by charter dated to [1180][530]"Rudolfus et filius meus Adelbertus…comites de Habespurch" confirmed donations to Kloster Kreuzlingen by charter dated 1198, witnessed by "Rudolfus comes de Tierstein…"[531]Rudolff graff von Thierstein” donated “den zehenden inn dem berg...Mettenberg”, with the approval of “unsers bruders Simons und unsers suns Ulrichs”, by charter dated 8 Aug 1208[532].  "Comes Ruodolfus de Thierstein" donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "filius eius Rudolfus…uxore eius Keppa, cum filiis et filiabus eorum,…uxore filii Sophia", by charter dated 1208[533].  A charter dated 1212 records the settlement of a dispute between Ruodolfo comite de Thierstein et Rudolfo filio suo” and the abbot of Beinweil regarding their respective rights, arbitrated by "domini B. ducis Zeringerie"[534].  Graf von Sogren: a charter dated to [1212] records that "R. comes de Sogron", leaving on Crusade, confirmed donations to the abbey of Lucelle donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg[535].  "R. comitem de Thiresten" reached agreement with the abbey of Frienisberg relating to certain property by charter dated to [1230], witnessed by "…R. comes Novi castri…"[536].  Quiquerez publishes a French translation of a deathbed confession of “Ulric comte de Ferrette” dated 31 Jan 1285 which states that “le meurtrier de notre père Frédéric n´est point notre frère Louis que nous avons accusé injustement et exclu de sa succession...mais nous Ulric” requesting absolution for this killing and that of “Rodolphe comte de Sogren[537]m KEPA, daughter of --- (-after 1208).  "Comes Ruodolfus de Thierstein" donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "filius eius Rudolfus…uxore eius Keppa, cum filiis et filiabus eorum,…uxore filii Sophia", by charter dated 1208[538].  Rudolf [V] & his wife had children: 

i)          ULRICH von Thierstein (-after 8 Aug 1208).  “Rudolff graff von Thierstein” donated “den zehenden inn dem berg...Mettenberg”, with the approval of “unsers bruders Simons und unsers suns Ulrichs”, by charter dated 8 Aug 1208[539]

ii)         RUDOLF [VI] von Thierstein (-after 24 Aug 1262).  "Comes Ruodolfus de Thierstein" donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "filius eius Rudolfus…uxore eius Keppa, cum filiis et filiabus eorum,…uxore filii Sophia", by charter dated 1208[540]Graf von Thierstein

-         see below

b)         SIMON von Thierstein (-after 8 Aug 1208).  “Rudolff graff von Thierstein” donated “den zehenden inn dem berg...Mettenberg”, with the approval of “unsers bruders Simons und unsers suns Ulrichs”, by charter dated 8 Aug 1208[541]

c)         WERNER von Thierstein (-16 Apr ----, after 11 May 1238).  Canon at Basel.  Rudolfus comes de Tierstein” confirmed property to “nobilis vir Wernerus de Tierstein Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus patruus noster” by charter dated 11 May 1238[542]

d)         [--- von Thierstein .  The existence of this person is entirely speculative.  Quiquerez suggests that a marriage between one of the heiresses of the Sogren family and a member of the Ferrette family best explains how the latter acquired possession of “[le] château de Sogren, de l´avouerie du Sornegau...[et] de celle de Grandval[543].  He suggests that this co-heiress was Agnes von Sogren, sister of Berta von Sogren who was the mother of Rudolf [IV] Graf von Thierstein.  However, as explained in more detail in the document ALSACE, a possible sister of Graf Rudolf [IV] is just as likely a candidate, assuming that the marriage took place at all (there is no direct proof that it did).  m ([after 1170]) --- de Ferrette, son of --- & his wife ---.] 

 

 

RUDOLF [VI] von Thierstein, son of RUDOLF [V] Graf von Thierstein & his wife Kepa --- (-after 24 Aug 1262).  "Comes Ruodolfus de Thierstein" donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "filius eius Rudolfus…uxore eius Keppa, cum filiis et filiabus eorum,…uxore filii Sophia", by charter dated 1208[544].  A charter dated 1212 records the settlement of a dispute between Ruodolfo comite de Thierstein et Rudolfo filio suo” and the abbot of Beinweil regarding their respective rights, arbitrated by "domini B. ducis Zeringerie"[545]Graf von ThiersteinRudolfus comes de Tierstein” confirmed property to “nobilis vir Wernerus de Tierstein Basiliensis ecclesire canonicus patruus noster” by charter dated 11 May 1238[546]

m SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-after 1208).  "Comes Ruodolfus de Thierstein" donated property to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "filius eius Rudolfus…uxore eius Keppa, cum filiis et filiabus eorum,…uxore filii Sophia", by charter dated 1208[547]

Rudolf [VI] & his wife had four children: 

1.         RUDOLF [VII] von Thierstein (-27 Aug 1318, bur Basel Cathedral)Graf von Thierstein.  “Rudolf graff von Tierstein herr zu Sedorff...Beatrix greffin unser Eefrovwen” sold property to Kloster Frienisberg, with the consent of “Symons und Heinrichs unser brüdern”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1267[548].  "Rodolfus et Symon fratres comites de Thierstein" consented to the sale of property made by “Hugo miles de Tegervelt vasallus noster” to Olsperg by charter dated 1275[549].  “Dns Rudolfus comes de T., Ulricus comes filius eiusdem” donated property for “felicis memorie dna. Beatrix quondam uxor predicti Rudolfi comitis...et...dna Adelheidis nunc eiusdem dni Rudolfi uxor” by charter dated 16 Jan 1316[550]Pfalzgraf [of the bishopric of Basel]: the necrology of Basel records the death "VI Kal Sep" 1318 of "Rud de Tyerstein comes palatinus" and his burial "in ecclesia Basiliensi iuxta altare, quod fundavit dominus Rud. de Tyerstein canonicus Argentinensis filius filii predicti palatini"[551]m firstly BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 27 Oct 1267).  Rudolf graff von Tierstein herr zu Sedorff...Beatrix greffin unser Eefrovwen” sold property to Kloster Frienisberg, with the consent of “Symons und Heinrichs unser brüdern”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1267[552]m secondly ELISABETH [Adelheid] von Hohenklingen, daughter of --- (-[16 Jan 1316/1323]).  "Domina Elisabeth de Clingen comitissa de Thierstein" established a church "in Hagenthal" by charter dated Nov 1287[553].  “Dns Rudolfus comes de T., Ulricus comes filius eiusdem” donated property for “felicis memorie dna. Beatrix quondam uxor predicti Rudolfi comitis...et...dna Adelheidis nunc eiusdem dni Rudolfi uxor” by charter dated 16 Jan 1316[554].  Rudolf [VII] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ULRICH [II] von Thierstein (-before 29 Jun 1330).  “Dns Rudolfus comes de T., Ulricus comes filius eiusdem” donated property for “felicis memorie dna. Beatrix quondam uxor predicti Rudolfi comitis...et...dna Adelheidis nunc eiusdem dni Rudolfi uxor” by charter dated 16 Jan 1316[555]Graf von Thierstein.  He is named as deceased in the 29 Jun 1330 charter of his son Walram [II], quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which identifies the name of Ulrich’s wife has not been found.  Ulrich [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          WALRAM [II] von Thierstein (-[2 Oct 1345/1356]).  "Walrave von Tierstein, Grafe Ulrichs sun" promised to sell rights in “burg Bello” to “minen...oheime Grave Ulrich von Pfurdte und...Janeton von Monpelgart siner...frauen” by charter dated 2 Jun 1321[556]Graf von Thierstein

-         see below

ii)         RUDOLF [VIII] von Thierstein (-15 Nov 1351).  Canon at Strasbourg: the necrology of Basel records the death "VI Kal Sep" 1318 of "Rud de Tyerstein comes palatinus" and his burial "in ecclesia Basiliensi iuxta altare, quod fundavit dominus Rud. de Tyerstein canonicus Argentinensis filius filii predicti palatini"[557].  It is assumed that Rudolf was the son of Ulrich [II], who is the only known son of Rudolf [VII] who is recorded with children. 

          Rudolf [VII] & his second wife had two children:

b)         HERMANN von Thierstein (-after 22 Feb 1325).  Archdeacon and thesaurarius at Strasbourg.  Hermannus de Tierstein thesaurarius eccl. Arg.” bequeathed property for the souls of “Heinrici de Geroltzecke avunculi sui quondam episcopi Arg...Rudolfi comitis de Tierstein et Elise parentum suorum necnon Ludewici scolastici eccle. Arg. fratris sui” by charter dated 1291[558].  “Ludewicus de Tierstein scolasticus eccl. Arg.” bequeathed property for the souls of “H[einrici] de Geroltzecke quoindam Arg. episcopi avunculi sui...Rudolfi et Elise parentum suorum, Hermanni fratris sui et Mehtildis quondam abbatisse in Eschowe matertere sue”, naming as executors “Hermannum thesaurarium eccl. Arg. fratrem suum, Hermannum de Tierstein canonicum eiusdem ecclesie patruum suum...”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1295[559]

c)         LUDWIG von Thierstein (-after 3 Apr 1321).  Canon and scholasticus at Strasbourg.  Hermannus de Tierstein thesaurarius eccl. Arg.” bequeathed property for the souls of “Heinrici de Geroltzecke avunculi sui quondam episcopi Arg...Rudolfi comitis de Tierstein et Elise parentum suorum necnon Ludewici scolastici eccle. Arg. fratris sui” by charter dated 1291[560].  “Ludewicus de Tierstein scolasticus eccl. Arg.” bequeathed property for the souls of “H[einrici] de Geroltzecke quoindam Arg. episcopi avunculi sui...Rudolfi et Elise parentum suorum, Hermanni fratris sui et Mehtildis quondam abbatisse in Eschowe matertere sue”, naming as executors “Hermannum thesaurarium eccl. Arg. fratrem suum, Hermannum de Tierstein canonicum eiusdem ecclesie patruum suum...”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1295[561].  "Grave Walrave von Tyerstein" confirmed donations made to Beinwyl by "unser vetter selige her Ludewig von Tyerstein Schulmeister ze Strasburg...unser vatter selige Graf Ulrich von Tyerstein" by charter dated 29 Jun 1330[562]

2.         HERMANN von Thierstein (-[19 Feb 1295/16 Apr 1308]).  Canon at Strasbourg.  “Ludewicus de Tierstein scolasticus eccl. Arg.” bequeathed property for the souls of “H[einrici] de Geroltzecke quoindam Arg. episcopi avunculi sui...Rudolfi et Elise parentum suorum, Hermanni fratris sui et Mehtildis quondam abbatisse in Eschowe matertere sue”, naming as executors “Hermannum thesaurarium eccl. Arg. fratrem suum, Hermannum de Tierstein canonicum eiusdem ecclesie patruum suum...”, by charter dated 19 Feb 1295[563]

3.         SIGMUND [I] von Thierstein (-4 May 1326, bur Basel Cathedral)Rudolf graff von Tierstein herr zu Sedorff...Beatrix greffin unser Eefrovwen” sold property to Kloster Frienisberg, with the consent of “Symons und Heinrichs unser brüdern”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1267[564]Graf von Thierstein.  "Rodolfus et Symon fratres comites de Thierstein" consented to the sale of property made by “Hugo miles de Tegervelt vasallus noster” to Olsperg by charter dated 1275[565].  An undated charter, dated to [1320] but probably after May 1326, records the fiefs held by "Walramus comes de Thierstein...communiter ipse et Otto de Tierstein comes patruus suus" and “Otto comes de Thierstein...communiter cum patruo domino Walrami comiti de Thierstein, comitatum Palacii” from "die Phallatzgrafschaft ze Basel", and also those which “die Graf Symund von Thierstein” had held including “die Pfallatzgraffschaft gemein mit sinem vetteren Graf Walrafen von Thierstein[566]The necrology of Basel records the death "IV Non Mai" in 1326 of "Symon comes miles dominus de Tyerstein" and his burial "in capella prope vetus campanile"[567]m AGNES von Weissenburg, daughter of --- (-after 1334).  The primary source which identifies the name of Sigmund ’s wife has not been found.  Sigmund [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO [I] von Thierstein (-[1347/52]).  Canon at Strasbourg: a meeting of canons at Strasbourg 2 May 1318 records the ordination of ...nonus Otto natus domini Symundi de Thierstein[568].  An undated charter, dated to [1320] but probably after May 1326, records the fiefs held by "Walramus comes de Thierstein...communiter ipse et Otto de Tierstein comes patruus suus" and “Otto comes de Thierstein...communiter cum patruo domino Walrami comiti de Thierstein, comitatum Palacii” from "die Phallatzgrafschaft ze Basel", and also those which “die Graf Symund von Thierstein” had held including “die Pfallatzgraffschaft gemein mit sinem vetteren Graf Walrafen von Thierstein[569]Pfalzgraf.  m CLEMENTINA von Usenberg, daughter of --- (-after 1352, bur Küngenthal).  Frau Clementine von Ysenberg, Witwe des Gr. Otto von T.” sold property, naming “Gr. Ludwig der Sänger und Gr. Sigmund von T”, by charter dated 1352[570].  An epitaph in Basel records the burial of “Hermannus Graff von Thierstein sampt Clementina Freyfraw von Usnaberg ligen zu Küngenthal begraben[571]Otto [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          SIGMUND [II] von Thierstein (-Oct 1383).  Frau Clementine von Ysenberg, Witwe des Gr. Otto von T.” sold property, naming “Gr. Ludwig der Sänger und Gr. Sigmund von T”, by charter dated 1352[572].  A charter dated 13 Mar 1364 names “Gr. Symon von T., herr Ludwig von T. senger ze Basel und gr. Walraf von T. unser vettere[573].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[574].  “Graf Sigmund von Tyrestein Graf und Herr zu Froberg und Landgraf in Sissgew” donated property to Sisgau by charter dated 31 May 1379[575]m VERENA de Neuchâtel-Nidau, daughter of --- (-after 1384).  A charter dated 1384 records that Sigmund’s widow “Verena Gr. von Neuenburg-Nidau” sold “die Burg Dornach” to Leopold III Duke of Austria[576].  Sigmund [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       LUDWIG von Thierstein (-9 Oct 1402).  A charter dated 13 Mar 1364 names “Gr. Symon von T., herr Ludwig von T. senger ze Basel und gr. Walraf von T. unser vettere[577].  Bishop of Strasbourg 1402. 

(b)       OTTO [II] von Thierstein (-1418).  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[578].  Herr zu Farnsburg.  Landgraf im Buchsgau. 

(c)       SIGMUND [III] von Thierstein (-1388).  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[579].  Graf zu Frohburg. 

(d)       HERMANN von Thierstein (-17 Jun 1405, bur Küngenthal).  An epitaph in Basel records the burial of “Hermannus Graff von Thierstein sampt Clementina Freyfraw von Usnaberg ligen zu Küngenthal begraben[580]m (before 28 Apr 1393) as her second husband, AGNES von Mätsch, widow of RUDOLF Graf von Montfort-Feldkirch, daughter of ULRICH [IV] Vogt von Mätsch & his wife Agnes von Kirchberg (-1421).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  “Graf Hermann von Tierstein und dessen Gemahlin Agnes geborene Matsch” acknowledged receiving property from “ihrem respectiven Schäher und Vater und dessen Söhnen, Vogt Ulrich V, Vogt Hans und wieder Vogt Ulrich VI gebrüdern” by charter dated 28 Apr 1393[581].  Hermann & his wife had one child: 

(1)       ANNA [Enneli] von Thierstein (-after 23 Jul 1405).  Otto “Herr zu Farnsberg” was named as “Vogt der Enneli, Tochter s. Bruders Herman sel” in a charter dated 23 Jul 1405[582]

b)         LUDWIG von Thierstein (-after 13 Mar 1364).  Canon and cantor at Basel.  “Frau Clementine von Ysenberg, Witwe des Gr. Otto von T.” sold property, naming “Gr. Ludwig der Sänger und Gr. Sigmund von T”, by charter dated 1352[583]

c)         ELISABETH von Thierstein (-after 1348).  m firstly (before 1321) JOHANN von Staufen, son of --- (-[1325/26]).  m secondly GEORG von Hattstatt, son of --- (-before 1327). 

4.         HEINRICH von ThiersteinRudolf graff von Tierstein herr zu Sedorff...Beatrix greffin unser Eefrovwen” sold property to Kloster Frienisberg, with the consent of “Symons und Heinrichs unser brüdern”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1267[584]

 

 

The identity of the following person, and his relationship within the Thierstein family, has not been ascertained.  One possibility is that he was Walram [II] Graf von Thierstein and that the Rappolstein lady was his second wife. 

 

1.         --- von Thierstein (-[before 7 Dec 1368])m --- von Rappoltstein, daughter of --- (-[after 7 Dec 1368?]).  The prior of Rufach St Valentin confirmed obligations relating to money donated “von der erwirdigen frowen von Rapoltzstein von Tierstein” by charter dated 7 Dec 1368[585]

 

 

WALRAM [II] von Thierstein, son of ULRICH [II] Graf von Thierstein & his wife --- (-[2 Oct 1345/1356]).  "Walrave von Tierstein, Grafe Ulrichs sun" promised to sell rights in “burg Bello” to “minen...oheime Grave Ulrich von Pfurdte und...Janeton von Monpelgart siner...frauen” by charter dated 2 Jun 1321[586]Graf von Thierstein.  An undated charter, dated to [1320] but probably after May 1326, records the fiefs held by "Walramus comes de Thierstein...communiter ipse et Otto de Tierstein comes patruus suus" and “Otto comes de Thierstein...communiter cum patruo domino Walrami comiti de Thierstein, comitatum Palacii” from "die Phallatzgrafschaft ze Basel", and also those which “die Graf Symund von Thierstein” had held including “die Pfallatzgraffschaft gemein mit sinem vetteren Graf Walrafen von Thierstein[587].  "Grave Walrave von Tyerstein" confirmed donations made to Beinwyl by "unser vetter selige her Ludewig von Tyerstein Schulmeister ze Strasburg...unser vatter selige Graf Ulrich von Tyerstein" by charter dated 29 Jun 1330[588].  He is named as alive in the 2 Oct 1345 quoted below which names his son Walram [III]. 

m (contract 11 Oct 1320) AGNES d’Arberg, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur d’Arberg & his wife --- (-before 2 Oct 1345).  The marriage contract of “Wilhelm Herr von Arberg...seine Tochter Agnes” and “Hern Walraven von T., Ritter, Sohn Hern Ulrichs Grafen von T” is dated 11 Oct 1320[589].  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.[590]

Walram [II] & his wife had children:

1.         WALRAM [III] von Thierstein (-22 May 1403).  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.[591]Graf von Thierstein.  A charter dated 13 Mar 1364 names “Gr. Symon von T., herr Ludwig von T. senger ze Basel und gr. Walraf von T. unser vettere[592].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[593]m firstly ANNA [Amalie] von Fürstenberg, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1366 names “Anna (Amalia) von Fürstenberg” as wife of Walram [III][594]m secondly GISELA Malterer, daughter of JOHANN Malterer [from Freiburg im Breisgau] & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Walram [III] & his first wife had children:

a)         JOHANN (-killed in battle near Sempach 9 Jul 1386).  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[595].  Canon at Basel. 

b)         WALRAM [IV] von Thierstein (-killed in battle near Sempach 9 Jul 1386)A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[596]Graf von Thierstein

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c)         ANNA (-after 1400).  A charter dated 1388 records an agreement between herczog Albrechten von Ossterreich” and “grävin Anna von Tierstain töchtern, die sy bey irem vorigen mann herrn Martin Maltrer gehebt hat” concerning “der vesst Castelberg und der statt Waldkhirch[597]m MARTIN Malterer, son of --- (-killed in battle near Sempach 9 Jul 1386). 

d)         VERENA (-after 1401).  m HANS ULRICH von Hasenburg, son of --- (-before 30 Jan 1385). 

2.         KATHARINA von Thierstein (-21 Mar 1385, bur Basel Münster).  "Domina Katharina de Thierstein relicta bone memorie domini Rudolphi marchionis de Hachberg olim domini castrorum et dominorum Susenberg und Rötellen...vidua" exchanged property with “soror Adelheidis Zekin magistra dominarum...conventus...Sitzenkilch”, for the anniversary of “quondam Adelheidis de Liechtenberg olim nurus ipsius domine Catharine et conthoralis...Rudolphi marchionis de Hachberg, nati dominie Catharine et quondam domini Rudolphi marchionis”, by charter dated end Apr 1378[598]The necrology of Basel records the death "XII Kal Apr" in 1385 of "nobilis domina Katerina comitissa nata de Thierstein, conthoralis marchionis Rudolphi de Hachberg domini in Rötellen" and her burial "ante altare sti Galli"[599]m (before 11 Sep 1343) RUDOLF [II] Markgraf von Hachberg, son of RUDOLF Markgraf von Hachburg & his wife Benedikta [Agnes] von Rothelin (-before 4 Jul 1351). 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of the family have not been identified unless otherwise stated below. 

 

WALRAM [IV] von Thierstein, son of WALRAM [III] Graf von Thierstein & his first wife Anna [Amalie] von Fürstenberg (-killed in battle near Sempach 9 Jul 1386).  A charter dated 23 Oct 1375 names “nobiles dominos Symundum et Walramum comites de T. seniores, Ottonem et Symundum iuniores de T. dicti Symundi, ac Johannem et Walramum iuniorem de T. comitis Walrami predicti filios[600]Graf von Thierstein

m (before 4 Apr 1369) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Baden, widow of RUDOLF V Markgraf von Baden, daughter of RUDOLF HESSO Markgraf von Baden Herr von Baden & his wife Jeanne de Bourgogne [Comté] (-[19 Jul 1370/31 Dec 1373], bur Basel Barfüsserkirche). 

Walram [IV] & his wife had children:

1.         BERNHARD (-13 Dec 1437).  Pfalzgraf.  Herr zu Pfeffingen.  m firstly ITA von Toggenburg, daughter of DIETHER Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Katharina von Werdenberg-Heiligenberg (-before 20 Jun 1414).  m secondly (contract 1417) HENRIETTE de Blâmont, daughter of HENRI [IV] Seigneur de Blâmont & his wife Valpurgis von Vinstingen (-before 1434).  The marriage contract between Henriette de Blâmont and Bernhard von Thierstein is dated 1417[601].  Henriette died before 1434, when Marguerite de Lorraine Dame de Blâmont repurchased from the Graf von Thierstein the revenue from Blâmont which he received annually “à cause de Suzanne sa fille[602].  Bernhard & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH (-[1487]). 

b)         WALRAM [V] (-15 Feb 1427). 

Bernhard & his second wife had one child: 

c)         SUSANNA (-after 1468).  Marguerite de Lorraine Dame de Blâmont repurchased from the Graf von Thierstein the revenue from Blâmont which he received annually “à cause de Suzanne sa fille” by charter dated 1434[603]m FRIEDRICH Schenk zu Limpurg, son of --- (-1474). 

2.         JOHANN [II] von Thierstein (-1455).  Pfalzgraf.  Herr zu Pfeffingen.  m ---.  The primary source which identifies the name of Johann’s wife has not been found.  Johann [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         OSWALD [I] von Thierstein (-[29 Mar/6 Sep] 1488)Herr zu Pfeffingen.  m (before 13 Jan 1471) OTTILIE von Nassau, widow of PHILIPP "der Jüngere" Graf von Katzenelnbogen, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg & his first wife Genovefa Gräfin von Virneburg (Apr 1437-Jul 1493). Oswald [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HEINRICH (-30 Nov 1519)m MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], daughter of FERDINAND de Bourgogne Herr zu Scharfenberg & his wife Magdalena von Vinstingen (-after 5 Dec 1533). 

ii)         OSWALD [II] (-27 Aug 1512)m ELISABETH von Löwenstein, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Löwenstein & his first wife Elisabeth von Montfort (-after 1510). 

b)         WILHELM (-16 Oct 1498). 

c)         AGNES von Thierstein (-1470)m firstly (contract 20 Mar 1430) as his third wife, ULRICH II Herzog von Teck, son of FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Teck & his wife Anna von Helfenstein (-7 Aug 1432, bur Mindelheim St Stefan).  m secondly (before 30 Mar 1433) HUGO von Rechberg von Hohenrechberg zu Scharfenberg, son of --- (-[13 Mar/19 Apr] 1468). 

3.         ANNA )m HANS Graf von Fürstenberg, son of --- (-killed in battle near Sempach 9 Jul 1386). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN im ZÜRICHGAU

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN im ZÜRICHGAU

 

 

Zürichgau, with the town of Zürich in its northern part, lay east of Aargau. 

 

 

1.         GEROLD [IV] (-after 852).  His name suggest that Gerold [IV] was closely related to the family of Graf Gerold [I] & his wife Imma (see Chapter 3.A). A charter dated 8 Feb 838 recording a donation to St Gallen is dated to "sub Keroldo comite"[604]"Engilperti atque Cundperti diaconi ac nepotis sui" donated property "in pago Rotagewe in villa…Skefouua" to "Monasterium Maninseo" by charter dated 852 witnessed by "Kerolt comes, Kerolt filius eius"[605]

 

2.         GEROLD [V] (-after 21 Mar 890).  Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks donated property to Kloster St Gallen which had been taken by "Geroldus comes et potestati Zurigaugensis comitatus", by charter dated 26 Feb 875[606].  A charter of Emperor Karl III dated 17 Nov 887 relating to the restoration of Kloster Reichenau names "comes…Keroldus…cum coniuge nostra Hilthigarda"[607], it being assumed that the latter is an error for "coniuge sua".  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago pago Quinzingouue in comitatu Hunolfi" to Kloster St Emmeran by charter dated 21 Mar 890 which names "Engildeo comes, Odalrich comes, Meginhart comes, Chunipercht comes, Kerolt comes, Rumolt comes, Geio comes"[608]m HILTIGARDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

1.         EBERHARD [I] (-after 27 Jun 889).  Graf im Zürichgau.  The dating clause of a charter dated 27 Jun 889, under which “Perehtelo...” donated property to abbey, notes “sub dominatione Eberharti comitis et advocati sui Adalberti[609]same person as...? ---.  m GISELA, daughter of --- (-after 911).  The Annales Alamannicorum record that "Gisle…socrui Purchardi iunioris" donated all her property to St Peter's in 911[610].  One child: 

a)         REGINLIND ([885/90]-Insel Ufenau 958 after 29 Apr).  Reginlind's mother´s identity is confirmed by the reference noted above, but direct proof that Graf Eberhard [I] was her father has not yet been found.  Regino records that "viduam Burchardi" married "Herimanno"[611].  The Liber Anniversariorum of Einsiedeln records in Aug the donation of "Stevegeia, Kaltbrunnen et Lindowa" by "domina Regelinda cum filio suo Burcardo duce"[612].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Zuriggaui in comitatu Liudonis commitis" to "Erig" at the request of "Regilinde…comitisse" by charter dated 10 Mar 952[613].  "Otto…rex" donated property "in pago Engrisgouue in comitatu Uualtbrahtti in loco…Uuidhergis" to "matrone fidelique nostre Reginlind" at the request of "Burghardi ducis" by charter dated 29 Apr 958[614]m firstly (before 911) BURKHARD [II], son of BURKHARD [I] Marchio in Rätien [Duke of Swabia] & his wife --- (-murdered Novara 28/29 Apr 926).  He was installed as BURKHARD II Duke of Swabia in 917.  m secondly HERMANN I Duke of Swabia, son of GEBHARD Graf im oberen Rheingau [Konradiner] & his wife Hidda --- (-10 Dec 949, bur Reichenau Island). 

 

2.         ADALGOZ (-after 899).  Graf im Zürichgau: the dating clause of a charter dated 7 May 893, under which “missi domini regis...Arnolfi...Hildibaldi” settled a dispute between Zürich abbey and “Ratine et Rihhilda”, specifies “sub comite Adalgoz[615].  “Reginlind” donated property to St Gallen by charter dated 899 which names “Adalcozzum comitem[616]

 

3.         LIUTO (-after 16 May 960).  The dating clause of a charter dated 26 Apr 925, which records an exchange of property between Zürich abbey and and St. Gallen, notes “sub duce Burchardo et comite Liutone...cum licentia Kerhardi advocati[617].  The dating clause of a charter dated 28 Apr 946, which records the transfer of revenue to Zürich St. Peter’s church, notes “sub duce Herimanno et comite Liutone[618].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in pago Zuriggaui in comitatu Liudonis commitis" to "Erig" at the request of "Regilinde…comitisse" by charter dated 10 Mar 952[619].  "Otto…rex" granted the church at Pfeffikon "in ducatu Alemaniæ in pago Zurichgeuua in comitatu Luitonis comitis…et in provincia Rhætiæ Curiensis in comitatu Adalberti comitis in villa Amadeo" to the monks of Disentis by charter dated 16 May 960[620]

 

4.         EBERHARD [III] .  Graf im Thurgau 957/971.  m --- .  The name of Eberhard's wife is not known.  Graf Eberhard [III] & his wife had one child:

a)         LIUTGARD The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Jan by “comes Lantoldus et Lutgardis uxor eius[621]m LANDOLT [Lancelin] Graf von Altenburg, son of GUNTRAM "der Reiche" Graf im Breisgau & his wife --- (-991). 

 

5.         BURCHARD [I] (-after 12 Apr 965).  Vogt of Zürich castle: “Purchardus Turegiensis castri advocatus” reached agreement with the inhabitants of Uri over “decimacionem” by charter dated 22 Nov 955[622].  Graf im Zürichgau 963/965.  “Burchardus comes...” witnessed a charter dated to [964/68] relating to a dispute involving “canonicorum...sanctis...Felici et Regule[623].  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in pago Thureguoe in comitatu Burchardi comitis" to "Kloster Disentis in pago Curiorum in comitatu Adelberti comitis" by charter dated 12 Apr 965[624]

 

6.         GOTTFRIED [I] (-after 28 Jun 968).  Graf im Gau Schwerza: "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Bibligouue in comitatu Anshelmi in villa Chupinga" to the bishopric of Chur in exchange for property "predii…Adalberto filio Liutuuardi…in pago Suerzza in comitatu Gotefridi in villa Alemuntinga" by charter dated 22 Apr 966[625].  Graf [im Zürichgau]: a charter dated 10 Feb and 28 Jun 968 records the hearing of a dispute before “concilio Cotifridi comitis” in Zürich involving the convent of Zürich against “Coldbrigam[626]

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von NELLENBURG

 

 

1.         EBERHARDGraf von Nellenburgm ---.  Eberhard & his wife had two children: 

a)         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

i)          MANEGOLDThe Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in May by “Manegoldus qui advocatus noster...Hœnka[627].  A list of donations to Einsiedeln records the donation of “Hœnka” made by “Manegoldus comes” and the donation of “Schlatte” made by “comes Gotfridus de Nellenburg, patruus prædicti comitis Manegoldi, Eberhardi comitis de Nellemburg filius[628]

b)         GOTTFRIEDGraf von NellenburgA list of donations to Einsiedeln records the donation of “Hœnka” made by “Manegoldus comes” and the donation of “Schlatte” made by “comes Gotfridus de Nellenburg, patruus prædicti comitis Manegoldi, Eberhardi comitis de Nellemburg filius[629]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         MANEGOLD (-1 May 991, bur Quedlinburg Cathedral)According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Manegold was the possible son of Burkhard [I] Graf im Zürichgau[630].  "Otto…rex" gave property "in loco Badon…in pago Ufgouue…comitatu Cuonradi comitis" to "Managoldo comiti" by charter dated 27 Aug 987[631]m ---.  The name of Manegold's wife is not known.  Graf Manegold & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [son .  patruus of Graf Eberhard [IV][632]m ---.  The name of this person's wife is not known.  --- & his wife had one child:] 

i)          [LIUTGARD] The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m BEZZELIN von Villingen Graf in der Ortenau, son of LANDOLT & his wife Bertha --- (-15 Jul [1024]). 

b)         [EBERHARD [IV] (-[1030/34]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Manegold was the possible father of Graf Eberhard [IV], Vogt of Kloster Einsiedeln and ancestor of the Grafen von Nellenburg[633].  This is certainly indicated by the charter dated 11 Mar 992 under which "Otto…rex" donated property "Saramaresheim in pago Alsaciæ ac comitatu Eberhardi comitis " to Kloster Selz after the death of "Manegoldo comiti", Manegold having started the process before he died[634].] 

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2.         GOTTFRIED (-995).  Brother of Graf Manegold[635].  Monk at Einsiedeln. 

 

 

EBERHARD [IV], son of [MANEGOLD Graf im Zürichgau & his wife ---] (-[1030/34]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Manegold was the possible father of Graf Eberhard [IV], Vogt of Kloster Einsiedeln and ancestor of the Grafen von Nellenburg[636].  This is indicated by the charter dated 11 Mar 992 under which "Otto…rex" donated property "Saramaresheim in pago Alsaciæ ac comitatu Eberhardi comitis " to Kloster Selz after the death of "Manegoldo comiti", Manegold having started the process before he died[637]

m (1009) HEDWIG, daughter of --- (-after 1034).  The Annales Scafhusenses record the marriage in 1009 of "Ebbo comes de Nellenburc" and "consobrinam Heinrici regis Hedewigam…de curie regis"[638].  If "consobrinam" is here used in its precise sense, Hedwig would have been the daughter of one of the sisters of Gisela, daughter of Conrad I King of Upper Burgundy.  According to the early 12th century Vita Eberhardi[639], the mother of Eberhard Graf von Nellenburg (son of Eberhard [IV] Graf im Zürichgau) was --- of Hungary, daughter of István I King of Hungary, although it is somewhat surprising that such a prominent figure as King István, in far off Hungary, would have married his daughter to an obscure Swiss count.  If Hedwig was the daughter of King István, there is a remote possibility that she was the same daughter who supposedly married Edmund ætheling, although if this is correct she would have been much older than her second husband.  This supposed Hungarian origin appears unlikely, given Hedwig’s property holding in Rheingau mentioned in the following document: “comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadewiga matre sua” founded Kloster Pfaffen-Schwabenheim bei Kreuznach with his mother’s property “im Rheingau” by charter dated 1034[640]

Graf Eberhard [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         BURKHARD [II] (-killed in battle Civitate 18 Jun 1053, bur Reichenau).  "Eberhardus comes filius Eberhardi quondam comitis" donated property to Reichenau, for the souls of "patris mei Eberhardi et fratrum meorum Purghardi et Manegoldi" by charter dated 1056[641]

2.         MANEGOLD (-killed in battle Falkenstein, Schwarzwald 17 Aug 1030, bur Reichenau).  The Annales Sangallenses name "Manegolt comes" in 1030[642]"Eberhardus comes filius Eberhardi quondam comitis" donated property to Reichenau, for the souls of "patris mei Eberhardi et fratrum meorum Purghardi et Manegoldi" by charter dated 1056[643]

3.         EBERHARD (-26 Mar [1076/79]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Eberhard was the son of Graf Eberhard [IV], built the castle of Nellenburg before 1050 and was ancestor of the Grafen von Nellenburg[644].  Graf im Zürichgau.  Comes Eberhardus cum domina Hadewiga matre sua” founded Kloster Pfaffen-Schwabenheim bei Kreuznach with his mother’s property “im Rheingau” by charter dated 1034[645]"Eberhardus comes Turegie provincie" exchanged property with "Bertholdo Carinthiorum duce" by charter dated early Mar 1050, witnessed by "…Burchardus et Eberhardus et Adelbertus, filii Eberhardi comitis…"[646].  This charter is presumably misdated as Berthold did not become Duke of Carinthia until 1061, and his son Marchese in 1072.  The Annales Scafhusenses record that "Eberhardus comes de Nellinburc" founded "Scafhusensem locum" in 1052[647].  "Eberhardus comes filius Eberhardi quondam comitis" donated property to Reichenau, for the souls of "patris mei Eberhardi et fratrum meorum Purghardi et Manegoldi" by charter dated 1056[648].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in villa Kiricheim in pago Nechargovve in comitatu Eberhardi comitis" to "prefatus Eberhardus comes" by charter dated 22 Nov 1059[649].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "duas villas Hochfeld et Suueichusen cum foresto Heiligenforst in comitatu Gerhardi comitis in pago Nortcowe" to "Eberhardo comiti" by charter dated 22 May 1065[650].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in pagis Cletgowe et Hegowe in comitatibus Gerungi et Lodawici comitis" to "comiti Eberhardo" by charter dated 1067[651]m ITA, daughter of --- (-26 Feb or 2 May after 1105).  The Historia Trevirensis names “ex Alamannorum prosapia oriundus patre Eberhardo comite, matre Ida” as parents of “Udo” Archibishop of Trier, adding that they founded “monasterii…Scafuse[652].  She became a nuun at St Agnes, Schaffhausen as shown by the charter dated 1 Mar 1080 under which her son "Comes Burchardus de castello Nellenburk" confirmed donations to "monasterium sancti Salvatoris in pago Cletgouve in villa Schafhusa super litus Reni" founded by "progenitoribus meis…Eberhardo, ex religioso comite in eodem monasterio monacho…facto, et Ita…monachicam…in cella sancte Agne in eadem villa"[653].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VI Non Mai" of "Ita com de Nellinburc"[654].  Graf Eberhard & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         UDO (-killed in battle Tübingen 11 Nov 1078, bur Trier St Peter)Archbishop of Trier 1066.  The Gesta Treverorum records that "Udo Suevus nobilis" succeeded as archbishop of Trier after the death of "Cuononem"[655].  A continuator of the Gesta Treverorum records that "Uodo…ex Alamannorum prosapia oriundus" was elected at Trier in succession to Kuno, son of "patre Everhardo comite, matre Ita" who founded "cœnobii…Scafuse"[656].  The Historia Trevirensis names “ex Alamannorum prosapia oriundus patre Eberhardo comite, matre Ida” as parents of “Udo” Archibishop of Trier, adding that they founded “monasterii…Scafuse[657].  The Gesta Treverorum records the death 13 Nov 1078 and burial in "monasterio St Petri" of "domnus Cuono [error for Udo]…ex Alamannorum prosapia oriundus…patre Everhardo comite, matre Ita"[658]

b)         EKKEHARD (-24 Nov 1088).  Abbot of Reichenau 1073.  Eggehardus...Augiensium abbas” renewed the market at Allensbach by charter dated 1075, witnessed by “pater eius Eberhardus comes[659]Anti-bishop of Augsburg 1088. 

c)         BURKHARD [III] (-21 Jan [1106]).  "Eberhardus comes Turegie provincie" exchanged property with "Bertholdo Carinthiorum duce" by charter dated early Mar 1050, witnessed by "…Burchardus et Eberhardus et Adelbertus, filii Eberhardi comitis…"[660].  This charter is presumably misdated as Berthold did not become Duke of Carinthia until 1061, and his son Marchese in 1072.  Graf von Nellenburg.  “Rodulfus Suevorum dux” [Rudolf von Rheinfelden] decided the boundaries between Uri and Glarus as properties of the abbeys of Zürich and Säckingen, in the presence of “Purchardum comitem de Nellenburch, Chononem comitem de Wulvelingen, Arndoldum comitem de Lenzeburch...tunc utriusque monasterii advocatus”, by charter dated 6 May 1003 (misdated, presumably dated to [1060/70])[661].  "Comes Burchardus de castello Nellenburk" confirmed donations to "monasterium sancti Salvatoris in pago Cletgouve in villa Schafhusa super litus Reni" founded by "progenitoribus meis…Eberhardo, ex religioso comite in eodem monasterio monacho…facto, et Ita…monachicam…in cella sancte Agne in eadem villa", by charter dated 1 Mar 1080[662].  Vogt von Allerheiligen 1080.  "Comes Burchardus de Nellenburk, monasterii sancti Salvatoris advocatus" exchanged property with "Totoni de villa…Wagenhusa" by charter dated 1083[663]A charter dated "1086 Kal Apr" quoted in the Fundatio Monasterii S Georgii in Nigra Silva names "comes Burchart de Nellenburg"[664]Vogt von Beuron 1092.  "Burchardus comes cum Adelberto comite advocato predicti monasterii et Theoderico fratre illius" confirmed possessions of Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated to [1100/05], confirmed by "Burchardo comiti cum nepotibus suis…"[665].  "Burchardus comes de Nellenburc" donated property "in villa..:Scafhusa predium…Hemmendal cum silva Randa" to Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated 27 Feb 1100, witnessed by "Berhtolfi ducis de Zaringen, Herimanni marchionis de Linthburch, Theodorici comitis de Nellenburch, Ludwici comitis de Stoffeln, Berhtolfi comitis de Marstetin…"[666].  m HADEWICH, daughter of --- (-26 Feb after 1105).  "Burchardus comes et uxor eius Hadewich" donated "curtim…Hemmental cum silva…Rando" to Schaffhausen St Salvator, undated[667]

d)         EBERHARD (-killed in battle Homburg, Unstrut 6 Jun 1075).  "Eberhardus comes Turegie provincie" exchanged property with "Bertholdo Carinthiorum duce" by charter dated early Mar 1050, witnessed by "…Burchardus et Eberhardus et Adelbertus, filii Eberhardi comitis…"[668].  This charter is presumably misdated as Berthold did not become Duke of Carinthia until 1061, and his son Marchese in 1072.  The Annales Sancti Blasii record the battle in 1075 in which "Ernist marchio et Heinricus et Eberhardus de Nellenburc" were killed[669]

e)         HEINRICH (-killed in battle Homburg, Unstrut 6 Jun 1075).  The Annales Wormatienses name "domni Eberhardi de Eberstein et domni E. filii sui, comitis de Sein et domni Ottonis de Eberstein" in 1249[670]

f)          ADALBERT .  "Eberhardus comes Turegie provincie" exchanged property with "Bertholdo Carinthiorum duce" by charter dated early Mar 1050, witnessed by "…Burchardus et Eberhardus et Adelbertus, filii Eberhardi comitis…"[671].  This charter is presumably misdated as Berthold did not become Duke of Carinthia until 1061, and his son Marchese in 1072. 

g)         [--- .]  If the term “nepotibus” was used in its strict sense of “nephews” in the charter quoted below, the brothers Dietrich and Adalbert were sons of a sibling of Burkhard [III] Graf von Nellenburg.  m ---.  Two children: 

i)          DIETRICH (-1108 or after).  "Burchardus comes cum Adelberto comite advocato predicti monasterii et Theoderico fratre illius" confirmed possessions of Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated to [1100/05], confirmed by "Burchardo comiti cum nepotibus suis…"[672]Graf von Nellenburg

-         GRAFEN von NELLENBURG

ii)         ADALBERT (-before 30 Aug 1125).  "Burchardus comes cum Adelberto comite advocato predicti monasterii et Theoderico fratre illius" confirmed possessions of Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated to [1100/05], confirmed by "Burchardo comiti cum nepotibus suis…"[673]Graf von Mörsberg [1105]. 

-         GRAFEN von MÖRSBERG

Graf Eberhard had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

h)         BERNHARD von Rissdorf .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  1102/1116.  m HILTGARD, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

4.         [IRMGARD .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[674], the wife of Werner [I] was sister of "Graf Eppo a. d. H. der Gf von Nellenburg", although the primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  The Graf Eppo [Eberhard] to which this refers has not been identified, although from a chronological point of view it is likely that Irmgard was the daughter of Graf Eberhard [IV] if she was a member of this family.  m WERNER [I] Vogt von Kaufungen, son of [ADALBERT & his wife ---] (-killed in battle 23 Aug 1040).] 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von REGENSBERG

 

 

The fortification of Regensberg was located about 20 kilometres north-west of Zürich, located in the present-day in the district of Dielsdorf in the Swiss canton of Zürich. 

 

 

1.         LÜTOLD [I] von Regensberg .  The Acta Fundationis of Kloster Muri names "Lütolfum patrem Lütolfi de Regensperg et Ottonis" as "advocatum secundum", dated to the late 11th century[675]m ---.  The name of Lütold’s wife is not known.  Lütold [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LÜTOLD [II] von Regensberg (-after 22 Jan 1130).  “Liutolfus laicus de Reginsberch et eius...coniunx Judintha cum filio eorum Liutolfo” donated property “Vare” to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 22 Jan 1130, witnessed by “...Otto de Regensberg...[676]m JUDENTA, daughter of --- (-after 22 Jan 1130).  “Liutolfus laicus de Reginsberch et eius...coniunx Judintha cum filio eorum Liutolfo” donated property “Vare” to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 22 Jan 1130[677].  Lütold [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LÜTOLD [III] von Regensberg (-after 12 Jan 1152).  “Liutolfus laicus de Reginsberch et eius...coniunx Judintha cum filio eorum Liutolfo” donated property “Vare” to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 22 Jan 1130[678]"...Lutolfus de Regensberch..." witnessed the charter dated 12 Jan 1152 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed Kloster Ochsenhausen to Kloster St. Blasius[679]

b)         OTTO von Regensberg (-after 1135).  "...Otto de Reginesberch..." witnessed the charter dated 30 Sep 1113 which confirms the dedication of Kloster St. Peter im Schwarzwald and donated property "in pago...Goudelingen"[680].  “Liutolfus laicus de Reginsberch et eius...coniunx Judintha cum filio eorum Liutolfo” donated property “Vare” to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 22 Jan 1130, witnessed by “...Otto de Regensberg...[681].  “Domina B. de Rinhart” donated property to Kloster Allerheiligen Schaffhausen by charter dated 1135, witnessed by “...Otto de Reginsberc...[682]

 

 

1.         --- von RegensbergNabholz assumed that this person was Lütold [III] who is named above[683].  However, so little definite information is known about the chronology of the early members of the Regensberg family that it is unwise to assert that this is the only possible case.  m as her first husband, ---.  She married secondly ---.  Her two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 6 May 1219 under which [her son, by her second marriage] Eberhardus...Salzepurgensis archiepiscopus” confirmed the donation of property in “Rinte” to “fratribus Premonstratensis” made by [her son by her first marriage] “dominus Liutoldus de Regensberch frater noster couterinus” by charter dated 6 May 1219[684].  Nabholz suggested that Eberhard Archbishop of Salzburg was the full brother of Lütold [IV], indicating that a source which specifies that he was “von Truchsess” (and therefore a member of the Waldburg family) has been misinterpreted[685].  If his suggestion is correct, the necessity for including “couterinus” in the document is unclear.  Examples have been observed of sources in which full brothers have described themselves as “uterine” brothers, but they are unusual.  It is more frequent that the term indicates birth from the same mother by different fathers.  The accuracy of the “Truchsess” source is a separate question, Nabholz raising reasonable doubts about the family origin of the archbishop’s supposed father.  One child: 

a)         LÜTOLD [IV] von Regensberg (-[Palestine] [13 Jan 1217/6 May 1219]).  “Comes Liutoldus de Reginsberc et filius suus eiusdem nominis” confirmed an earlier donation to Zürich St. Maria, but now divided the benefit with another religious institution, by charter dated 16 Apr 1209[686].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1217 confirms that “dominus Liutoldus de Reginsberch et filius suus eiusdem nominis” donated “predium in Rinte” to “Premonstratensium ordinem” to found a monastery[687].  The location and timing of the death of Lütold [IV] are indicated by the charter dated 6 May 1219 under which [his half-brother] “Eberhardus...Salzepurgensis archiepiscopus” confirmed the donation of property in “Rinte” to “fratribus Premonstratensis” made by “dominus Liutoldus de Regensberch frater noster couterinus”, noting that the latter had died “in transmarinis partibus” and was succeeded by “Liutoldus de Regensberch filius eius[688]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Lütold’s wife beyond doubt has not been identified.  It is possible that she was --- von Kirburg, daughter of Hartmann [III] Graf von Dillingen & his wife Richenza von LenzburgAn indication of a relationship between the Dillingen/Kiburg and Regensberg families is provided by the charter dated [24 Sep/31 Dec] 1253 under which H[artmannus] comes senior de Kiburc” [identified as Hartmann [III] Graf von Kiburg] granted property “in Tunreton et in Altorf” to “nepotem meum L. beate memorie seniorem de Regensperc et filios suos” [identified as Lutold [V] von Regensberg][689].  From a chronological point of view, it appears impossible for Lutold [V] to have been the nephew of Hartmann [III].  It is likely therefore that the connection was through an earlier generation and that “nepotem” in this document should be interpreted in an extended sense.  Nabholz indicates that “G. v. Wyss” (no precise citation reference) suggested that the wife of Lutold [IV] was “eine Vatersschwester Hartmanns des Aeltern[690].  This appears to be only one of many possible family relationships so the suggestion cannot be taken as certain.  Lütold [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LÜTOLD [V] von Regensberg (-[27 Oct 1246/4 Jan 1250]).  “Comes Liutoldus de Reginsberc et filius suus eiusdem nominis” confirmed an earlier donation to Zürich St. Maria, but now divided the benefit with another religious institution, by charter dated 16 Apr 1209[691]

-         see below

 

 

LÜTOLD [V] von Regensberg, son of LÜTOLD [IV] von Regensberg & his wife --- (-[27 Oct 1246/4 Jan 1250]).  “Comes Liutoldus de Reginsberc et filius suus eiusdem nominis” confirmed an earlier donation to Zürich St. Maria, but now divided the benefit with another religious institution, by charter dated 16 Apr 1209[692].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1217 confirms that “dominus Liutoldus de Reginsberch et filius suus eiusdem nominis” donated “predium in Rinte” to “Premonstratensium ordinem” to found a monastery[693].  “Liutoldus de Reginsberc” confirmed the donation of “predium in Rinte” to “fratribus Premonstratensis”, made by “pater meus Liutoldus”, by charter dated 6 May 1219[694].  “Liutoldus de Reginsperk” donated “predium meum in Segrebre” to Kloster Ruti, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berhte ac liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1219 (presumably after 6 May)[695].  “Harthmannus comes senior de Chibuch” [Hartmann [III] Graf von Kiburg] confirmed that “viri nobiles Lutoldus senior de Reginsperch et Lutoldus miles filius eius” had sold property to Kloster Kreuzlingen, with the consent of “Bertha uxore senioris...filii senioris et fratres iunioris tres...Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Ulricus”, by charter dated 15 Feb 1244[696].  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[697].  He died before 4 Jan 1250, the date of a charter in which his two sons are named as “domin[i]” (see below).  “H[artmannus] comes senior de Kiburc” granted property “in Tunreton et in Altorf” to “nepotem meum L. beate memorie seniorem de Regensperc et filios suos” [identified as Lutold [V] von Regensberg] by charter dated to [24 Sep/31 Dec] 1253[698]

m BERTHE de Neuchâtel, daughter of ULRIC [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel & his first wife Gertrud --- (-after 27 Oct 1246)The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that "Ulricus comitis Novicastri" had "multas filias" who married "dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono"[699]Liutoldus de Reginsperk” donated “predium meum in Segrebre” to Kloster Ruti, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berhte ac liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1219 (presumably after 6 May)[700].  Her having children at the date of this charter suggests that Berthe was born from his father’s first marriage.  This is also suggested by the introduction of the name Gertrud into the Reginsberg family after her marriage.  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[701]

Lütold [V] & his wife had five children: 

1.         LÜTOLD [VI] von Regensberg ([before 1215]-[1284/86]).  “Liutoldus de Reginsperk” donated “predium meum in Segrebre” to Kloster Ruti, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berhte ac liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1219 (presumably after 6 May)[702].  “Arnoldus miles de Legirn” sold property to Kloster Katharinenthal, with the consent of “dominorum meorum Lutoldi et Ulrici de Reginspergh”, by charter dated 4 Jan 1250[703].  “Lutoldus de Reginspergh” sold property “in Humbilinchon” to Kloster Töss, with the consent of “Ul. fratris mei, uxoris et filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1253[704].  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[705].  “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen” by charter dated 1260[706].  “Lutoldus nobilis de Regensperch senior et Lutoldus filius...quondam Volrici de Regensperch nec non Adelheidis relicta quondam prefati Volrici” sold property “Eredingen...” to Oetenbach by charter dated 25 Oct 1282[707]m ADELBURG von Nellenburg, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Nellenburg & his wife --- (-after 13 Aug 1255).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[708].  Lütold [VI] & his wife had four children: 

a)         LÜTOLD [VII] von Regensberg (-after 16 Mar 1302)Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[709].  “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen” by charter dated 1260[710].  "Lutoldus nobilis natus piæ memoriæ...Lu. quondam domini de Regensperg militis...et Lutoldo nepote meo filio Diethelmi fratris mei cujus gero tutelam" donated property “in Hegenon...” to “monasterii in Ruti”, in the presence of “patruelis mei nobilis viri Lutoldi filii piæ recordat. Ul. quondam patrui mei domini de Regensperg militis”, by charter dated 16 Feb 1286, sealed by “R...Constantiensis episcopus ad petitionem præfati Lut. de Regensperg consanguinei nostri[711].  “Grave Manegold von Nellenburch...Agnesen Herrn Walthers tohter von Eschibach” sold property to “Hern Hermanne an dem Stade” by charter dated [Jun] 1287, witnessed by “Hr Lütold von Regensperch der elter, Lütold der jünger von Regensperch...[712].  "Lutold ein vrie von Regensperg der eltest" sold “mine burg ze Balbe”, inherited “von der herschaft von Regensperg ze mime teil von minem vatter hern Lutold seligen von Regensperg oder von mines bruder sun Lutoldes”, to “Graven Rudolf von Habspurg minem ohaim” by charter dated 23 Sep 1294[713]

b)         EBERHARD von Regensberg (-after 1260).  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[714].  “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen” by charter dated 1260[715]

c)         DIETHELM von Regensberg (-after 1260).  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[716].  “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen” by charter dated 1260[717]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Diethelm’s wife has not been identified.  Diethelm & his wife had one child: 

i)          LUTOLD von Regensberg .  "Lutoldus nobilis natus piæ memoriæ...Lu. quondam domini de Regensperg militis...et Lutoldo nepote meo filio Diethelmi fratris mei cujus gero tutelam" donated property “in Hegenon...” to “monasterii in Ruti”, in the presence of “patruelis mei nobilis viri Lutoldi filii piæ recordat. Ul. quondam patrui mei domini de Regensperg militis”, by charter dated 16 Feb 1286, sealed by “R...Constantiensis episcopus ad petitionem præfati Lut. de Regensperg consanguinei nostri[718]

d)         GERTRUD von Regensberg .  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, with the consent of “uxori mee [i.e. Lutoldi] Adilburgi...et filiorum...Lutoldi, Ebirhardi, Diethelmi et Gertrudis filie, qui nondum legittimam habentes etatem”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[719]

2.         LÜTOLD von Regensberg .  “Harthmannus comes senior de Chibuch” confirmed that “viri nobiles Lutoldus senior de Reginsperch et Lutoldus miles filius eius” had sold property to Kloster Kreuzlingen, with the consent of “Bertha uxore senioris...filii senioris et fratres iunioris tres...Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Ulricus”, by charter dated 15 Feb 1244[720].  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[721].  

3.         EBERHARD von Regensberg (-after 15 Feb 1244).  “Harthmannus comes senior de Chibuch” confirmed that “viri nobiles Lutoldus senior de Reginsperch et Lutoldus miles filius eius” had sold property to Kloster Kreuzlingen, with the consent of “Bertha uxore senioris...filii senioris et fratres iunioris tres...Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Ulricus”, by charter dated 15 Feb 1244[722]

4.         ULRICH von Regensberg (-before 25 Oct 1282)Harthmannus comes senior de Chibuch” confirmed that “viri nobiles Lutoldus senior de Reginsperch et Lutoldus miles filius eius” had sold property to Kloster Kreuzlingen, with the consent of “Bertha uxore senioris...filii senioris et fratres iunioris tres...Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Ulricus”, by charter dated 15 Feb 1244[723].  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[724].  “Arnoldus miles de Legirn” sold property to Kloster Katharinenthal, with the consent of “dominorum meorum Lutoldi et Ulrici de Reginspergh”, by charter dated 4 Jan 1250[725].  “Lutoldus de Reginspergh” sold property “in Humbilinchon” to Kloster Töss, with the consent of “Ul. fratris mei, uxoris et filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1253[726].  “Lutoldus et Ulricus fratres nobiles dicti de Reginsberg” sold property “in Adlinken” to “Ulrico dicto Trembillin civi Turicensi”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1255[727].  “Volricus nobilis de Regensperg” confirmed that “Chuonradus dictus de Steinimur” had donated property to Frauenthal by charter dated 19 Jan 1261[728].  He is named as deceased in the 25 Oct 1282 charter quoted below.  m ADELAIDE de Ferrette, daughter of ULRIC [II] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his second wife Agnes de Vergy (-before 1314).  “Lutoldus nobilis de Regensperch senior et Lutoldus filius...quondam Volrici de Regensperch nec non Adelheidis relicta quondam prefati Volrici” sold property “Eredingen...” to Oetenbach by charter dated 25 Oct 1282[729]Vro Adelheit von Regensperg sin ehliche swester” renounced her parental rights from “ihr...vatter Grafen Ulrich...und von ihr...mutter frowen Agnesen” in favour of “Graf Thyebald von Pfirt” by charter dated 24 May 1300[730].  Frau von Balm 1310.  Ulrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         LUTOLD von Regensberg .  “Lutoldus nobilis de Regensperch senior et Lutoldus filius...quondam Volrici de Regensperch nec non Adelheidis relicta quondam prefati Volrici” sold property “Eredingen...” to Oetenbach by charter dated 25 Oct 1282[731].  "Lutoldus nobilis natus piæ memoriæ...Lu. quondam domini de Regensperg militis...et Lutoldo nepote meo filio Diethelmi fratris mei cujus gero tutelam" donated property “in Hegenon...” to “monasterii in Ruti”, in the presence of “patruelis mei nobilis viri Lutoldi filii piæ recordat. Ul. quondam patrui mei domini de Regensperg militis”, by charter dated 16 Feb 1286, sealed by “R...Constantiensis episcopus ad petitionem præfati Lut. de Regensperg consanguinei nostri[732].  “Grave Manegold von Nellenburch...Agnesen Herrn Walthers tohter von Eschibach” sold property to “Hern Hermanne an dem Stade” by charter dated [Jun] 1287, witnessed by “Hr Lütold von Regensperch der elter, Lütold der jünger von Regensperch...[733]

5.         GERTRUD von Regensberg (-20 Mar ----).  A Habsburg genealogy names "filiam Lutoldi de Regensburg" as the wife of "Rudolfus frater…Albercti"[734].  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[735].  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "XI Non Jul" of "com Ruo de Habsburg et uxor eius Gerdrudis et filius eorundem Wernherus"[736], the date probably referring to the death of Werner.  m RUDOLF [III] "der Schweigsame" von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg, son of RUDOLF [II] "der Alte" Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (- 9 Oct 1249, bur Wettingen). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    GRAFEN im THURGAU

 

 

A.      GRAFEN im THURGAU (UDALRICHINGER)

 

 

Thurgau was located south of Lake Constance.  It is now the name of a canton in north-east Switzerland, but it is unclear whether this is co-extensive with the medieval county of the same name. 

 

Europäische Stammtafeln records Gerold [I] as "Graf im Mittelrheingebiet", implying a Franconian origin.  However, a strong connection with Swabia is indicated by the places where his sons were recorded as counts. 

 

 

1.         GEROLD [I] (-after 1 Jul 784).  Graf im Kraichgau: "Geroldus comes et conjux mea Imma" donated property "in pago Creichgowe in villa Ziuternheim et in Odenheim" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 30 Jun 779[737].  "Geroldus comes" donated property "in loco…Stainbura" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jul 779[738].  "Geroldus et conjux mea Imma" donated property "in pago Wormat. in Eichinen et Mettenheim…" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jul 784[739]m IMMA, daughter of NEBE [Hnabi] Duke of Alemannia & his wife Hereswint --- (-798).  "Imma" daughter of "Nebe" is named by Thegan[740].  Her marriage is suggested by Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris which names "Hildigardam [wife of Charles I King of the Franks] quæ erat de cognatione Gotefridi ducis Alamannorum" and specifies that she was Imma's daughter[741].  "Geroldus comes et conjux mea Imma" donated property "in pago Creichgowe in villa Ziuternheim et in Odenheim" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 30 Jun 779[742].  "Geroldus et conjux mea Imma" donated property "in pago Wormat. in Eichinen et Mettenheim…" to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 1 Jul 784[743].  The Annales Alamannici record the death in 798 of "Imma"[744].  Graf Gerold [I] & his wife had six children: 

a)         GEROLD [II] (-killed in battle 1 Sep 799, bur Augia).  An epitaph to “quondam comitem…Geroldum” records that “cui regina soror, Ludovici…genitrix, Hildegardis erat[745].  "Dudo" donated "Sytinga marca in pago Bertoldesbara" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 11 Apr 786 subscribed by "Dirodhario comite, Geroldo comite, Birtilone comite, Bertoldo comite"[746].  "Ceroldus comes" donated property "in pago Perihtilinpara" to the monastery of St Gallen, referring to "meus infans", by charter dated 3 May 786 subscribed by "Imma genitrix, Perihtilone comite"[747].  "Cozbertus" donated property "in Peratholtipara in villa…Priari" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jan 790 subscribed by "Geraldo comite"[748].  Prefect in Bavaria 796.  Benefactor of Reichenau and St Gallen.  He was killed in battle against the Avars[749].  The Annales Alamannici record that "Kerolt" was killed in 799[750].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Geroldus Baioariæ præfectus" was killed in 799 fighting the "Hunis"[751].  Gerold is recorded as "defuerat soboles, pariterque defuit heres"[752].  The Epitaphium Geroldi Comitis records the death in battle "Sep…Kal" of "Geroldi"[753].  The Annales Laurissenses Continuatio records that "Geroldus comes Baioariæ prefectus" was killed in battle against the Avars and was buried "in Augia" in 799[754]m ---.  The name of Gerold's wife is not known.  Graf Gerold [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          child (-after 3 May 786).  "Ceroldus comes" donated property "in pago Perihtilinpara" to the monastery of St Gallen, referring to "meus infans", by charter dated 3 May 786 subscribed by "Imma genitrix, Perihtilone comite"[755]

b)         UDALRICH [I] (-[824]).  The Gesta Karoli names "Oudalrico" as "fratri magnæ Hildigardæ"[756].  "Uodalrichi comitis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse…" to Fulda by charter dated 31 Mar 778 which names "Imma genetrix [sua]"[757].  Graf im Alpgau und Breisgau 780/81.  Graf im Hegau 787/91.  Graf im Thurgau 787.  "Ruadkerus" donated property "in inferiore Lengiuuanc et in Entingas" to the monastery of St Gallen by charter dated 26 Aug 798 "sub Odalrico comite"[758].  Graf on the north bank of Bodensee 805/17.  "Uodalrichus comis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhaim" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803, signed by "Vodalrichi…Beboni Geroldi Vdilrichi Ratberti cum filiis suis qui consenserunt…"[759].  The Traditiones Fuldenses record the donation of “Vdalrih comes de Alsatia” of property “in Scastolfesheim” for the soul of “Ottone fratre suo[760].  Graf in Alsace 817.  m ---.  The name of Udalrich's wife is not known.  Graf Udalrich [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

i)          BEBO (-after 1 May 803).  "Uodalrichus comis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhaim" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803, signed by "Vodalrichi…Beboni Geroldi Vdilrichi Ratberti cum filiis suis qui consenserunt…"[761]

ii)         GEROLD [III] (-after 826).  "Uodalrichus comis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhaim" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803, signed by "Vodalrichi…Beboni Geroldi Vdilrichi Ratberti cum filiis suis qui consenserunt…"[762]Einhard names "Geroldus comes" as one of the 15 witnesses of the testament of Emperor Charlemagne dated 811[763].  Einhard's Annales name "Geroldum comitem" as imperial legate to Italy in 815[764].  Einhard's Annales name "Bertricum palatii comitem" sending "Baldricum et Geroldum comites" to fight the Avars in 826[765].  Einhard's Annales names "Bertricum palatii comitem et Baldricum et Geroldum comites" as imperial missi to "Bulgarorum regem" in 826[766]

iii)        UDALRICH [II] (-after 1 May 803).  "Uodalrichus comis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhaim" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803, signed by "Vodalrichi…Beboni Geroldi Vdilrichi Ratberti cum filiis suis qui consenserunt…"[767]

iv)       ROTBERT [Ruadbert/Robert] (-[817, bur Lindau]).  "Uodalrichus comis" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhaim" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803, signed by "Vodalrichi…Beboni Geroldi Vdilrichi Ratberti cum filiis suis qui consenserunt…"[768].  Graf 806/813-814.  Graf im Thurgau 806.  Graf on the north bank of Bodensee 807/813-814.  Graf im Argengau 807.  Graf im Linzgau 813/14. 

v)        [HIDDA .  Jackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he links with the family of Hunfried, and the Memorial book of St Gallen which lists the same persons with Robert, whom he identifies as the son of Graf Udalrich [I], deducing that "Hitta" was the wife of Hunfried [I] and sister of Robert[769]m HUNFRID [I], son of ---.  Marchese in Istria 799.  Graf in Rätien 806/808.

c)         UDO (-[before 798]).  “Voto” donated property “in pago Alsacinse in villa Scafolfesheim in Strazburga civitate…” to Fulda by charter dated 19 Apr 788[770].  "Uodalrichus [comes]" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villa…Heinhain" to Fulda for the soul of "germani mei Uotoni" by charter dated 1 May 803[771].  The Traditiones Fuldenses record the donation of “Vdalrih comes de Alsatia” of property “in Scastolfesheim” for the soul of “Ottone fratre suo[772]

d)         HILDEGARD (758-Thionville, Moselle 30 Apr 783, bur Metz, église abbatiale de Saint-Arnoul).  Einhard refers to Hildegard as "de gente Suavorum"[773].  Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names her "Hildigardam quæ erat de cognatione Gotefridi ducis Alamannorum" and specifies that she was the daughter of Imma[774].  The Annales Laurissenses record the death "783 pridie Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis regina" and her burial "iuxta urbem Mettensem in basilica apostolorum et beati Arnulfi"[775]She died from the after effects of childbirth, according to the epitaph of her daughter Hildegarde[776]Paulus Diaconus wrote an epitaph to "Hildegardis regina"[777]m (Aix-la-Chapelle 771 before 30 Apr) as his second wife, CHARLES I King of the Franks, son of PEPIN "le Bref" King of the Franks & his wife Bertrada [Berta] "au Grand Pied" ([near Aix-la-Chapelle] 2 Apr [747/48]-Aix-la-Chapelle 28 Jan 814, bur Aix-la-Chapelle, Chapelle Sainte-Marie).  He was crowned CHARLES I “Charlemagne” Emperor of the Romans in 800. 

e)         ADRIAN .  "Adrianus filius Geroldi" donated property "in pago Worm. in Flannenheimire marca…" to Kloster Lorsch, for the soul of "Erbionis germani mei", by charter dated 11 Jul 793[778]same person as…?  ADRIAN (-before 10 Nov 821).  No proof has so far been found which confirms this co-identity.  However, the name Adrianus was unusual at that time which indicates that it may be correct.  m WALDRADA, daughter of --- (-after 15 Feb 824).  "Uualtrat relicta Adriani" donated property "in castello Pingi in pago Wormacense" to Fulda by charter dated 10 Nov 821 with the consent of "Votoni comitis"[779].  "Uualtrat et Voto" donated property "in pago Wormacense in castello Pingna" to Fulda by charter dated 15 Feb 824, subscribed by "Albrichi comitis"[780].  Adrianus & his wife had two children: 

i)          ODO (-after 15 Feb 824).  "Uualtrat relicta Adriani" donated property "in castello Pingi in pago Wormacense" to Fulda by charter dated 10 Nov 821 with the consent of "Votoni comitis"[781].  "Uualtrat et Voto" donated property "in pago Wormacense in castello Pingna" to Fulda by charter dated 15 Feb 824[782].  Neither of these charters states that Odo was the son of Waldrada, but this is a fair assumption.  [same person as …?  EUDES [Odo] (-killed in battle Jun 834).  Comte d´Orléans.  Levillain identifies Odo, son of Waldrada, with Eudes Comte d'Orléans[783].  This seems unlikely to be correct as the name Guillaume/Wilhelm (brother of Eudes Comte d´Orléans) does not appear at all in the Udalrichinger family.] 

[-        CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY.] 

ii)         WILTRUD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Wialdruth et Guntram" donated property "in Buosinesheim" to Kloster Lorsch for the soul of "Rutperti comitis quondam viri mei" by charter dated 19 Feb 834[784]m ([808]) ROBERT [III] Graf im Wormsgau, son of --- (-before 19 Feb 834)"Karolus…augustus…imperator Romanum…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" issued a judgment by charter dated 8 Mar 812 which names "fidelibus nostri: Gerulfus, Guntlandus, Hedo, Armannus, Hamricus, Sicardus, Rotbertus comitibus…Amalricus comiti palatii nostro"[785]

f)          ERBIO (-before 11 Jul 793).  "Adrianus filius Geroldi" donated property "in pago Worm. in Flannenheimire marca…" to Kloster Lorsch, for the soul of "Erbionis germani mei", by charter dated 11 Jul 793[786]

 

 

1.         --- .  [m --- of the Franks, daughter of Emperor LOUIS I & his first wife Ermengard --- ([820/25]-).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis records that "rex Francorum qui et imperator Romanorum" gave his sister in marriage to "vir nobilissimo genere decoratus", that the couple had two sons to whom their uncle gave "in Alemannia loca…Potamum et Brigantium, Ubirlingin et Buochorn, Ahihusin et Turingen atque Heistirgou, Wintirture…et in Retia Curiensi Mesouch", and that one of the sons returned to France while the other "Oudalricus" retained all the property in Alamannia[787].  The editor of the MGH SS compilation dates this source to the mid-12th century[788].  The information has not been corroborated in any earlier primary source, although it is not known what prior documentation may have been available to the compiler of the Casus.  There are several other difficulties with this marriage which suggest that the report in the Casus should be treated with caution.  If the information is accurate, it is likely that the bride was a full sister of King Charles, although if this is correct her absence from contemporary documentation is surprising.  If she had been Charles's half-sister, it is difficult to see how Charles would have had much influence on her marriage, which would have been arranged by one of her full brothers.  In any case, it is unlikely that Emperor Louis's first wife would have had further children after [812/15] at the latest, given the birth of her eldest son in 795.  If that estimated birth date is correct, then it is more likely that this daughter's marriage would have been arranged by her father Emperor Louis before his death in 840.  Another problem is the potential consanguinity between the parties.  Although the precise relationship between the couple's son Udalrich [III] and the earlier Udalrichinger cannot be established from available documentation, it is probable that he was closely related to Hildegard, first wife of Emperor Charles I, who was the paternal grandmother of Emperor Louis's children.  Lastly, Udalrich [III] is recorded in charters dated 847 and 854, suggesting a birth date in the 820s assuming that he was adult at the time, which is inconsistent with Charles II "le Chauve" (born in 823) having arranged his parents' marriage.]  Two children: 

a)         son .  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis records that one of the nephews of Emperor Louis I returned to France[789]

b)         UDALRICH [III] ([820/25]-13 Apr before [896/900]).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis records that Emperor Louis I gave his nephews "in Alemannia loca…Potamum et Brigantium, Ubirlingin et Buochorn, Ahihusin et Turingen atque Heistirgou, Wintirture…et in Retia Curiensi Mesouch", "Oudalricus" retaining all the property in Alamannia[790].  There is no proof of a connection with the preceding family of Graf Gerold and his wife Imma, but this is suggested by Udalrich's name and the similar geographical area of activity.  "…Odelrih…" is among those listed as present in the charter dated 12 Oct 847 under which King Ludwig granted property to "Pribina"[791].  A charter of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated 22 Jul 854 records the settlement of a dispute between Kloster St Gallen and the bishop of Konstanz related to property "…in comitatu Odalrici comiti in pagello Goldineshuntare in villa Heriprahttinga"[792].  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks gave instructions to "Atoni et Odalricho ceterisque comitibus nostris in Alamannia" relating to Kloster St Gallen in an undated charter, inserted in the compilation with charters dated [854/55][793].  Charters dated 25 Mar 860, 3 Oct 861 (property "in pago Argengauue"), 15 May 866, 1 Jul 869, Jun 874, Oct 878, Apr 879, 1 May 879 (jointly with "Adalberto comitis"), Jun 882, 1 May 885 recording donations to St Gallen are dated to "sub Uadalricho comite"[794]Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks donated property "res…nostris in comitatu Odalrici…Mathasco et…Sauariæ" to Kloster Mattsee by charter dated 8 May 860[795].  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks donated property "Sabariam civitatem et Peinihhan, sicut Odolricus comes noster" to Salzburg church by charter dated 28 Nov 860[796].  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks granted property to Podoholt and his brother Folcherat naming "nepos noster Odolricus comes et Hildeboldus missus noster" in a charter dated 17 Aug 867 relating to Argengau[797].  Ludwig "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks granted property "res in ducatu Alamannico in pago Linzgoue in comitatu Odelrici comitis in villa…Eilinga" to "clericus Baldinc" by charter dated 3 Oct 875[798]Graf on the north coast of Bodensee 885/90.  Graf im Argengau 885/86.  Graf im Linzgau 889.  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago pago Quinzingouue in comitatu Hunolfi" to Kloster St Emmeran by charter dated 21 Mar 890 which names "Engildeo comes, Odalrich comes, Meginhart comes, Chunipercht comes, Kerolt comes, Rumolt comes, Geio comes"[799].  "Arnolfus…rex" confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Ottobeuren "per manum advocati eorum…Reginhoh" and "fidelis Yringis" with the consent of "Odalrici comitis" by charter dated 26 Jun 890[800].  "Arnolfus…rex" commanded "Adalberto, Perehtolto, Purgharto, Vodalrico et cunctis regni istius primatibus" to grant rights to Kloster St Gallen by an undated charter, placed in the compilation among charters dated [891/92][801].  The necrology of St Gall records the death "Id Apr" of "Uodalrici comitis regum nepotis"[802]m ---.  The name of Udalrich's wife is not known.  Graf Udalrich [III] & his wife had one child:

i)          UDALRICH [IV] (-[27 Mar, 30 Sep or 8 Oct] ----, [27 Sep 894/26 May 896-900]).  He is named "Udalrich junior" in 894.  Graf on the north coast of Bodensee 885/94.  Graf im Argengau 885 and 894.  Graf im Linzgau und Rheingau 891.  The necrology of St Gall records the death "VI Kal Apr" of "Uodalrici benigni comitis", "II Kal Oct" of "Uodalrici comitis" and "VIII Id Nov" of "Uodalrici benigni comitis"[803], one of which could refer to Udalrich [IV] and Udalrich [V].  m PEREHTHEIDE, daughter of ---.  886/90.  "Arnolfus…rex" confiscated all property "quas in Alamannia vel Alsatia" of "Odalricum…cum Perehtheda uxore sua" and donated it to Hatto Abbot of Reichenau by charter dated 890[804].  Graf Udalrich [IV] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GEROLD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  886. 

(b)       IRMINDRUD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess at Aadorf 886/94. 

(c)       PEREHDRUD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess at Aadorf 886. 

 

 

1.         UDALRICH [V] (-[27 Mar, 30 Sep or 8 Sep] 924)There is no proof of a connection with the preceding families but this is suggested by his name and the similar geographical area of activity.  Charters dated 10 May 905 and 24 Feb 909 recording donations to St Gallen are dated to "sub comite Odalrico"[805]"Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in loco Munichinga in pago Chlethgeuue" to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 11 Mar 912 at the request of "comitum quoque Erchangarii et Chuonradi, Odalrici, Hugonis"[806].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erchangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[807].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in pago Tuhrlamensi in comitatu Odalrici…in loco Helfotesuuilare" to Bishop Salomon by charter dated 3 Oct 912[808].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum…Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[809].  "Oudalrich quidam comes de Karoli prosapia" is named in the Chronicle of St Gallen, which also names his wife and their two sons[810].  The Annales Necrologici Fuldenses record the death "924" of "Uodalrih com"[811].  The necrology of St Gall records the death "VI Kal Apr" of "Uodalrici benigni comitis", "II Kal Oct" of "Uodalrici comitis" and "VIII Id Nov" of "Uodalrici benigni comitis"[812], one of which could refer to Udalrich [IV] and Udalrich [V].  m WUNDELGART, daughter of EKKEHARD [I] & his wife --- ([885/90]-).  Her birth date range is estimated from the likely birth date range of her supposed mother, assuming that the origin shown here is correct, and the likely ages of her children.  "Wundilgartam Henrici regis de filia neptim" is named in the Chronicle of St Gall, which also names her husband[813].  The editor's commentary in the printed text interprets this as "granddaughter of Heinrich I King of Germany", but this is impossible chronologically assuming the approximate death date of Wundelgart's husband is correct.  Assuming there is any truth in the text, it is more likely that Wundelgart was the niece of King Heinrich by his sister, although this is far from certain considering the broad range of interpretation possible for the word "neptis".  The same source in a later passage names "Ekkehardo…diacono et Purchardo puero post abate consobrinis suis"[814].  As Wundelgart was the mother of Abbot Burkhard, this gives the essential clue to her origin.  Graf Udalrich [V] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

a)         UDALRICH [VI] [Outzo] (-25 Aug [950/57], bur Lindau Frauenkloster)The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Outzo comes qui habitabat apud Brigantium" as a descendant (“ex huius itaque semine”) of "Oudalricus" (see above)[815].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Bregenz. 

-        see below

b)         BURCHARD (-9 Aug 975).  The Casuum Sancti Galli, Continuatio I, Ekkehardo IV names "Ekkehardo…diacono et Purchardo puero post abate consobrinis suis"[816].  The Casuum Sancti Galli, Continuatio I, Ekkehardo IV refers to Abbot Burkhard as "nepotem meum", referring to Emperor Otto I[817].  Abbot of St Gallen494 958, resigned 971[818].  The necrology of St Gallen records the death "V Id Aug" of "Purchardi…abbatis"[819]

c)         ADALHARD .  "Adalhardum qui Gallo Altstetin post tradidit" is named as son of "Oudalrich and Wundilgartem" in the Chronicle of St Gallen[820].  The commentary calls him "Adalhart comes Buchhorni" and also names his son and brother[821]The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis records that "Adilhardus comes" donated property to "nepoti suo beato Gebehardo epicopo"[822]Graf im Thurgau 920/[970].  m ---.  The name of Adalhard's wife is not known.  Graf Adalhard & his wife had one child: 

i)          RICHERE .  The Casuum Sancti Galli, Continuatio I, Ekkehardo IV names "camerarius…suus Richere, fratris quidem filius", referring to Burkhard abbot of St Gallen[823].  Monk at St Gallen, and camerarius, son of Adalhard494

d)         WITO . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   913. 

e)         daughters .  The Chronicle of St Gallen refers to unnamed daughters of "Oudalrich et Wundilgartem"[824]

 

 

UDALRICH [VI] [Outzo], son of Graf UDALRICH [V] & his wife Wundelgart --- (-25 Aug [950/57], bur Lindau Frauenkloster)The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Outzo comes qui habitabat apud Brigantium" as a descendant (“ex huius itaque semine”) of "Oudalricus" (see above)[825].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf im Bregenz.  Graf in Rätien:  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "Luminius in pago Curiensi in comitatu Udalrici comitis" to Waldo Bishop of Chur by charter dated 3 Nov 926[826].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the rights and privileges of Kloster Pfävers including property "in pago Retia…in comitatu Odalrrici comitis" by charter dated 9 Feb 950[827]

m DIEPURGA, daughter of --- (-9 Aug 946 or 949).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis records that "Outzo comes qui habitabat apud Brigantium" married "Diepirgam"[828].  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis specifies that the wife of "Outzo comes" died when giving birth to Gebhard[829]

Graf Udalrich [VI] & his wife had five children: 

1.         UDALRICH [VII] (-16 Mar 973)The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Oudalricum alterum Marquardum tercium Liutfridum quartum Gebehardum" as the four sons of "Outzo comes", specifying that Udalrich fought in the war of Emperor Otto I against the Hungarians, founded "Lindaugense monasterium" where he was buried and left posterity "apud Brigantium"[830]Graf 955.  The Annales Sangallenses record the deaths in 973 of "Udalricus comes et Ekkehardus monachus"[831]The necrology of Petrishusen records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Uodolricus com frater s Gebehardi"[832].  

-        GRAFEN von BREGENZ

2.         MARQUARD .  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Oudalricum alterum Marquardum tercium Liutfridum quartum Gebehardum" as the four sons of "Outzo comes", specifying that Marquard was "comes effectus, in amicitia Ottonis imperatoris plurimum potuit"[833]

3.         LIUTFRIEDThe Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Oudalricum alterum Marquardum tercium Liutfridum quartum Gebehardum" as the four sons of "Outzo comes", specifying that Liutfried received Winterthur in the inheritance of his father[834]m --- .  The name of Liutfried's wife is not known.  Liutfried & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADALBERT [II] (-8 Sep [1030]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Pirctelo…cum manu fratris mei Gebehardi" donated property to Sulzburg monastery "in pago Prisicheuue in comitatu Adalberoni comitis", and granted the monastery to the church of Basel, by charter dated 28 Mar 1008, witnessed by "Adalbero comes, Beretholt comes, Ruodolf comes…"[835].  The necrology of Neresheim records the death "VI Id Sep" of "Adalbertus comes de Bregantia, avus com Adelhaidis fundatricis nostra"[836]m --- .  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Graf Adalbert [II] & his wife had three children:

i)          ADALBERT [III] (-killed in battle Civitate, Apulia 13 Jun 1053).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Adilbertum…[et] Adilheidis" as son and daughter of Liutfried & his wife, specifying that Adilbert went to Apulia with Pope Leo[837], but this appears to skip a generation in light of the necrology entry for Adalbert's father Adalbert (see above).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows the brothers Adalbert, Liutfried and Hermann as possible sons of Werner [I] Graf [von Gröningen][838] but this is not consistent with the other sources which refer to Adalbert, his father and daughter.  A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “Adelbertus de Winterthur frater...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Kempten..in Richenbach....” for “Luitfrido fratre suo...in Boëmannico bello occisus[839].  The necrology of Neresheim records the death "XIV Kal Jul" of "Adalbertus comes de Bregantia, pater com Adelhardis fundatricis nostræ"[840]m --- .  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Graf Adalbert [III] & his wife had three children:

(a)       ADELHEID (1053 or before-)The necrology of Neresheim records the death "XIV Kal Jul" of "Adalbertus comes de Bregantia, pater com Adelhardis fundatricis nostræ"[841], Adelheid's husband being recorded in the same source as founder of Kloster Neresheim.  Alternatively, the Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Adilbertum…[et] Adilheidis" as son and daughter of Liutfried & his wife, specifying that Adelheid married "comes Hartmannus senior de Dilinga"[842].  This parentage for Adelheid is chronologically impossible without two or three intervening generations, assuming that Liutfried was the son of Udalrich [VI] Outzo as shown above.  Adelheid and her husband were buried in Kloster Neresheim according to a monumental inscription which reads "AD 1121 obiit Hartmannus fundator noster, comes de Dillingen, et uxor eius de Kyburg Adelhaid"[843].  This suggests that Adelheid was the heiress of Kiburg which, if correct, was transmitted into the family of the Grafen von Dillingen through her marriage.  m HARTMANN [I] Graf von Dillingen, son of HUPOLD [III] Graf [von Dillingen] & his wife Adelheid von Gerhausen (-16 Apr 1120, bur Neresheim). 

ii)         LIUTFRIED (-killed in battle 23 Aug 1040).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “Adelbertus de Winterthur frater...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Kempten..in Richenbach....” for “Luitfrido fratre suo...in Boëmannico bello occisus[844]Europäische Stammtafeln shows the brothers Adalbert, Liutfried and Hermann as possible sons of Werner [I] Graf [von Gröningen][845].  This is not consistent with the other sources which refer to Adalbert, his father and daughter, although no direct reference has been found either to Liutfried or Hermann. 

iii)        HERMANN (-8 Apr 1065).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Einsiedeln 1051.  A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “Adelbertus de Winterthur frater...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Kempten..in Richenbach....” for “Luitfrido fratre suo...in Boëmannico bello occisus[846]Europäische Stammtafeln shows the brothers Adalbert, Liutfried and Hermann as possible sons of Werner [I] Graf [von Gröningen][847].  This is not consistent with the other sources which refer to Adalbert, his father and daughter, although no direct reference has been found either to Liutfried or Hermann. 

4.         GEBHARD (9 Aug 946 or 949-Konstanz 27 Aug 995, bur Petershausen).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Oudalricum alterum Marquardum tercium Liutfridum quartum Gebehardum" as the four sons of "Outzo comes", specifying that his mother died giving birth to Gebhard who became a canon at Konstanz, later Bishop of Konstanz[848]He founded Kloster Petershausen in 983[849].  Bishop of Konstanz 979. 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von KIBURG

 

 

The Grafen von Kiburg inherited the lands of the Zähringer family located in Burgundy and Switzerland on the death of Berthold IV Herzog von Zähringen in 1218.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of these families have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

1.         WERNER (-killed in battle auf der Baar 17 Aug 1030)Graf von Kiburg.  The Annales Sangallenses record that "Werinhero comite" resisted the siege of "castrum Chuigeburch" in 1027[850]He rebelled against Emperor Konrad II in 1030, supported by Ernst Duke of Swabia [Babenberg], was excommunicated and outlawed.  They were both killed in battle against imperial forces[851]

 

 

ULRICH von Dillingen und Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [III] Graf von Dillingen und Kiburg & his wife Richenza von Lenzburg (-1227, bur Schänis)Graf von Kiburg.  "...Albertus et Ulricus comites de Chiburch…" witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which Friedrich Duke of Swabia confirmed property of Kloster Salem[852].  Crusader 1190.  Vogt von Schänis, Beromünster und Glarus 1212.  "…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…" witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213[853]

m ANNA von Zähringen, daughter of BERTHOLD IV Herzog von Zähringen & his first wife Heilwig [von Froburg] (-after 1226).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "ducem Bertoldum…et duas sorores" as children of "ducem Bertoldum" & his wife, specifying that the younger daughter was "comitissa Kiburgensis" and had many children[854].  This is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which "Haimonem dominum de Fucignie" reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by "comitibus de Ciburc", which names "comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie"[855]

Graf Ulrich & his wife had six children: 

1.         WERNER [I] (-Acre 1228).  "…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…" witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213[856].  The contract of marriage between "Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos" and "comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg" is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that "Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé" acted as guarantors, and with the consent of "Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg"[857]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which "Haimonem dominum de Fucignie" reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by "comitibus de Ciburc", which names "comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie"[858]Graf von Kiburgm as her first husband, ALIX [Bertha] de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar ([1200/10]-[Apr/29 Sep 1242], bur Clairlieu).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aaliz relictam comitis Kyburgensis sororem ducis Lotharingie Mathei" when recording her second marriage to "Galtherus de Vangionis Rivo…filius Galtherius"[859]She married secondly (before Nov 1229) as his second wife, Gauthier [II] Seigneur de VignoryWalterus dominus Gagionisrivi” confirmed that “Aelyz uxor mea condam comitissa de Guibor”, before her marriage had renounced any succession to “fratri suo Matheo duci Lotharingie et marchioni”, receiving in compensation “castrum de Ulmis” [Ormes], by charter dated Nov 1229[860]Graf Werner [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HARTMANN [V] (-3 Sep 1263, bur Wettingen)Graf von Kiburg.  Seigneur de Fribourg.  The Community of "Uriburt" promised to observe the donation by "Conte Hartmano di Kibourg" with the consent of "Conte Hartmano Giuniore" to "Dama Margarita Moglie del detto Conte H. Seniore" by charter dated 1241[861]The necrology of Wettingen records the death "III Non Sep 1263" of "Hermannus com iunior de Kiburg et Anna uxor eius"[862].  The index of benefactors of Wettingen records the death in 1263 of "Hartmannus com de Kiburg iunior…benefactor" and his burial "apud sacellum beatæ Mariæ Virginis"[863].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "IV Non Sep" of "Graf Hartman der jünger"[864]m firstly (before 9 Feb 1248, divorced before 28 Jan 1251, remarried?) ANNA von Rapperswil, daughter of RUDOLF Graf von Rapperswil & his wife --- (-30 May 1253).  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to nobili viro Artimanno nato...L. comitis de Froburc” [Hartmann von Frohburg] to marry “Annam filiam nobilis viri --- comitis de Rapreswiler”, who had been divorced from “H. iunior comes de Kiburch tertia te linea consanguinitatis” because he had previously contracted to marry “matertera ipsius A[nne] sponsalia”, dated 28 Jan 1251[865].  The following documents suggest that the difficulty which provided the basis for the couple’s divorce was resolved and that the validity of the marriage was later recognised by the church.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "III Kal Jun" of "domina Anna de Kiburg", recalled in the later entry "III Non Sep 1263" of "Hermannus com iunior de Kiburg et Anna uxor eius"[866]Hartmannus junior comes de Kiburc” founded an anniversary for “recenti morte...Annæ comitissæ” at Wettingen by charter dated 31 May 1253, witnessed by “H. patruus noster de Kiburc, R. socer noster de Rapertwiler...[867].  “Hartmannus comes iunior de Kiburc” renounced rights over property in favour of Kloster Wettingen, for the souls of “bone memorie...uxoris nostre Anne comitisse” and in the hope of a long life for “filii nostri Wernheri comitis”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1253[868]m secondly (contract 27 Jan 1254) ELISABETH de Chalon, daughter of HUGUES de Chalons Seigneur de Salins Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix von Andechs-Merano Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-9 Jul 1275).  Hartmannus junior comes de Kibourc” confirmed agreement to the dowry for his marriage to “Hugo comes Burgundie palatinus et...A...uxor eius...Elisabeth filie eorumdem primogenite uxoris nostre” by charter dated 27 Jan 1254[869]She became a Clarissan nun at Freiburg.  Graf Hartmann [V] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          WERNER (-after 4 Jun 1253).  Hartmannus comes iunior de Kiburc” renounced rights over property in favour of Kloster Wettingen, for the souls of “bone memorie...uxoris nostre Anne comitisse” and in the hope of a long life for “filii nostri Wernheri comitis”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1253[870].  Presumably Werner died young as no other primary source has been identified which names him. 

Graf Hartmann [V] & his second wife had two children: 

ii)         ANNA .  The charter dated 1263, under which the town of Fribourg placed itself under the protection of "Dominum Comitem Rudolfum de Habisburg Landgravium Alsatie" also names "Anna ipsius domini neptis, domina nostra, quondam filia…domini nostri comitis Hartmanni junioris de Kyburgo"[871].  Dame de Fribourg.  "Anna quondam filia comitis…Hartmanni de Kiburgo junioris et…Eberhardus comes de Habisburg maritus eiusdem domine" confirmed the privileges of the town of Fribourg by charter dated Mar 1275[872].  "Domini…Eberhardi comitis de Habsburch et…dominæ…Annæ uxoris suæ" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Frienisberg by "Petrus de Viviers" by charter dated Oct 1275[873]The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "XII Kal Dec" of "Frow Anna gräfin von Kiburg"[874]m ([30 Oct/12 Dec] 1271) EBERHARD Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg, son of RUDOLF I "der Schweigsame" Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Gertrud von Regensberg (-1284, before 2 Jun).  Graf von Kiburg

iii)        son (posthumously 1264-).  A document dated 16 Jan 1264 records that a son was born to Graf Hartmann’s widow after he died[875].  It is assumed that he died while an infant. 

b)         CLEMENTIA ([1215/20]-after 5 Oct 1249).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse notes that Clementia maybe married secondly “einem Grafen von Hohenberg oder Homberg[876]m ([1230?]) RUDOLF [I] Graf von Werdenburg, son of HUGO [I] Graf von Montfort [Tübingen] & his wife Mechtild --- (-[Oct 1244/19 May 1248]). 

c)         ADELHEID Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 29 Sep 1242 under which [her husband] “Fridericus comes de Liningen” declared that Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine had granted him “castrum de Ulmis”, previously held by [his mother-in-law] “soror eius pie memorie domina Gangerrivi[877].  "Emecho comes in Liningen" sold property "curtem nostram et fratruelis nostri Friderici in Buele sitam" to Speyer, with the consent of "uxor nostra…Elisabetha, relicta fratris nostri Friderici Udalhardis, filius ipsius Fridericus", by charter dated 1 Mar 1256[878]1258.  m (before 29 Sep 1242) FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen in Dagsburg und Hardenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife [Agnes von Eberstein] (-[1249/14 Dec 1254]). 

2.         HARTMANN [III] (-27 Nov 1264, bur Wettingen).  "…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…" witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213[879]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which "Haimonem dominum de Fucignie" reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by "comitibus de Ciburc", which names "comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie"[880]Graf von KiburgThe necrology of Wettingen records the death "V Kal Dec 1262" of "com Hartmannus senior de Kiburg"[881]m (contract Mouden 1 Jun 1218) MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Beatrix] de Genève (1212-1/2 Sep 1270 or 1273[882]).  The contract of marriage between "Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos" and "comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg" is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that "Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé" acted as guarantors, and with the consent of "Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg"[883].  Her marriage date is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which her husband "H. comes de Kiburch" confirmed donations "propter nuptias uxori sue filie comitis Sabaudie", with the consent of "fratris sui Ul. Constantiensis canonici et H. filii fratris sui beate memorie Wer. quondam comitis de Kiburch"[884]The Chronicon Colmarense records that "comes…[Kiburc]" married "filiam comitis de Sabaudia"[885].  "Amedeus comes Sabaudie et marchio Italie" granted "castrum…Monteys" {Montheys} to "sorori mee Margarete comitisse de Kiborch" by charter dated 16 Oct 1239[886]"Amedeus comes Sabaudie et in Italie marchio…cum…genetrice sua et fratribus suis B. Bellicensi Electo et Philippo Metensi Primicerio" granted "villam S. Mauritii de Chablaisio" {Saint-Maurice de Chablais} to "soror illorum Margareta comitissa de Kiborch" by charter dated 24 Feb 1240[887]"H. comes de Kyburch" granted "castra Windegge, Oltingen…advocatiam et predium in Shennis, Wizennanc et Kemanatvn" to "uxori mee" by way of dower, with the consent of "fratruelis mei H", by charter dated 28 May 1241[888]The same collection includes several other charters relating to this grant, dated between 9 Jul 1241 and 1243[889].  Her parentage is confirmed by the 1264 testament of her brother Boniface[890]According to Europäische Stammtafeln[891], Marguerite de Savoie married secondly Eberhard von Habsburg-Laufenburg, son of Rudolf III Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Gertrud von Regensberg.  Apart from the unlikelihood of Graf Eberhard (who at the time must have been at least 40 years old) marrying as his first wife a lady over 50 years old, his marriage to Anna heiress of Kiburg is recorded[892] as having taken place in [30 Oct/12 Dec] 1271 when Marguerite was still alive.  In addition, the Chronicle of Hautecombe refers to Marguerite as 'Margarita comitissa de Quiborch in Alemania' when she died, with no mention of Habsburg-Laufenburg.  The necrology of Waldens records the death "Kal Sep" of "Margareta com de Kuberg"[893].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "1 Kal Sep" of "Her Hartman graf von Kyburg und frow Margreta sin gemachel"[894], the date apparently referring to the death of Marguerite.  The necrology of Wettingen records the death "IV Non Sep" of "Margareta com de Kiburch"[895]

3.         ULRICH (-17 Jun 1237).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which her husband "H. comes de Kiburch" confirmed donations "propter nuptias uxori sue filie comitis Sabaudie", with the consent of "fratris sui Ul. Constantiensis canonici et H. filii fratris sui beate memorie Wer. quondam comitis de Kiburch"[896].  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1223.  Canon at Konstanz Cathedral 1229.  Provost of Beromünster and Imperial chaplain 1231/34.  Bishop of Chur 1233. 

4.         HEILWIG ([1192]-30 Apr 1260, bur Muri)The Ellenhardi Chronicon refers to the wife of "Alberti comitis in Habichburg…lantgravius Alsatie superioris" as "filia comitis in Kiburch"[897].  A Habsburg genealogy names "Heilwigam filiam Uolrici comitis de Chiburg" as the wife of "Alberctus"[898]m ([1215]) ALBRECHT [IV] "der Weise" von Habsburg, son of RUDOLF II "der Alte" Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (-Ascalon, Palestine 22 Nov 1240).  He succeeded his father in 1232 as Graf von Habsburg

5.         MECHTILD (-after 1232).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m RUDOLF [I] Graf von Rapperswil (-1250).  The index of benefactors of Wettingen records the death in 1250 of "Rudolphus com de Raperschwyl, patruus fundatoris" and his burial at Wettingen[899]

6.         ADELHEID (-1231 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m GERHARD [IV] Graf von Dollnstein und Hirschberg, son of GERHARD [II] Graf von Dollnstein & his wife --- (-1225). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von KIBURG (HABSBURG)

 

 

EBERHARD von Habsburg, son of RUDOLF [I] "der Schweigsame" Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Gertrud von Regensberg (-1284, before 2 Jun).  “Gerdrudis comitissa de Habisburch” donated property to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “filiorum suorum...G. comitis et Rhodolphi, Ottonis et Eberhardi”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1254[900]"Goetfridus et Eberhardus fratres utrini comites dicti de Habsburch" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Cappel by "Rudolfo patre nostro comite de Habsburch" by charter dated 15 Oct 1263[901]He succeeded in 1271 as Graf von Kiburg, by right of his wife.  "Domini…Eberhardi comitis de Habsburch et…dominæ…Annæ uxoris suæ" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Frienisberg by "Petrus de Viviers" by charter dated Oct 1275[902]The Annales Colmarienses record the death in 1284 of "comes Ebirhardus, frater episcopi Constantiensis et frater comitis Gotfridi de Louffinberg"[903]

m ([30 Oct/12 Dec] 1271) ANNA von Kiburg, daughter and heiress of HARTMANN [V] Graf von Kiburg & his wife Elisabeth de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-20 Nov ----).  The charter dated 1263, under which the town of Fribourg placed itself under the protection of "Dominum Comitem Rudolfum de Habisburg Landgravium Alsatie" also names "Anna ipsius domini neptis, domina nostra, quondam filia…domini nostri comitis Hartmanni junioris de Kyburgo"[904].  Dame de Fribourg.  "Anna quondam filia comitis…Hartmanni de Kiburgo junioris et…Eberhardus comes de Habisburg maritus eiusdem domine" confirmed the privileges of the town of Fribourg by charter dated Mar 1275[905].  "Domini…Eberhardi comitis de Habsburch et…dominæ…Annæ uxoris suæ" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Frienisberg by "Petrus de Viviers" by charter dated Oct 1275[906]The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "XII Kal Dec" of "Frow Anna gräfin von Kiburg"[907].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[908], Graf Eberhard married firstly (as her second husband) Marguerite de Savoie, widow of Hartmann III Graf von Kiburg, daughter of Thomas I Comte de Savoie & his wife Béatrix [Marguerite] de Genevois.  Apart from the improbability of Graf Eberhard marrying as his first wife a lady over 50 years old (she was born in 1212[909]), the Chronicle of Hautecombe[910] states that Marguerite died in 1273, two years after the date of Graf Eberhard's marriage to Anna von Kiburg.  According to the Chronicle, she was 'Margarita comitissa de Quiborch in Alemania' when she died, with no mention of Habsburg-Laufenburg. 

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

1.         HARTMANN [I] (-29 Mar 1301).  He succeeded his father in 1284 as Graf von Kiburg, minor until 1292.  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "IV Kal Apr" of "Her Hartman ein graf von Kiburg"[911]m (1298) ELISABETH von Freiburg, daughter of EGINO [II] Graf von Freiburg & his wife Katharina von Lichtenberg (-9 Jul after 10 Jan 1342).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "filii sororis Conradi comitis Friburgensis" as mother of "duo fratres de Kyburg, Hartmannus et Eberhardus clericus, nepotes ex filio quondam Eberhardi de Habsburg"[912]Elisabet grevin von Kiburg frowe ze Oltingen” donated serfs to Gottstatt monastery, with the consent of “unser kinden her Eberharz grafen von Kyburg und fro Katherinen von Werdenberg” by charter dated 10 Jan 1342[913].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "VII Id Jul" of "Frouw Elysabeth ein gräfin von Kiburg"[914].  Graf Hartmann [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HARTMANN [II] (-murdered Schloß Thun 31 Oct 1322)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "duo fratres de Kyburg, Hartmannus et Eberhardus clericus, nepotes ex filio quondam Eberhardi de Habsburg, filii sororis Conradi comitis Friburgensis"[915]He succeeded his father in 1301 as Graf von Kiburg.  Landgraf in Burgundy 1316.  m (contract Freiburg 2 May 1319, before 17 Jul 1319) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel dame de Boudry, daughter of RODOLPHE [V] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Eléonore de Savoie-Vaud (-22 Aug, 1382 or after).  The marriage contract between “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri...Margarita filia nostra” and “Hartmannus comes de Kiburg, lantgravius Burgundie” is dated 2 May 1319[916]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis which names "soceri sui Rudolfi comitis de Novocastro", in relation to "Hartmannus"[917]She married secondly (contract 10 Jan 1337) Hugo Graf von Buchegg (-20 May 1347).  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” granted property to “Hugo comes de Boeka” in consideration of his marriage to “dominam Margaretam de Novo Castro...filiam nostram” by charter dated 10 Jan 1337[918].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri” sold property to “sorori nostre...Marguerite de Novo Castro comitisse de Boeka” by charter dated 20 May 1343[919].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "XI Kal Sep" of "Frouw Margret von Buochegg"[920].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "XIII Kal Jun" of "Herr Hugo ein graf von Buochegg"[921]

b)         EBERHARD [II] ([1299]-17 Apr 1357)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "duo fratres de Kyburg, Hartmannus et Eberhardus clericus, nepotes ex filio quondam Eberhardi de Habsburg, filii sororis Conradi comitis Friburgensis"[922]Lived in Bologna 1316.  Provost at Ansoldingen 1316/23.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1318.  Canon at Köln Cathedral.  He succeeded his brother in 1322 as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgund.    

          -        see below

c)         KATHARINA (-8 Dec ----, after 10 Jan 1342).  Leopold Duke of Austria confirmed property to his “oheimen graven Hartmanne und graven Eberhardte von Kyburg gebrüderen und Catharinen ir schwester” by charter dated 1 Aug 1313[923].  “Katherina grafen Hartmans...tochter von Kiburg grafen Albrechtes von Werdenberg...frowe” sold property to Rodolphe Comte de Neuchâtel Herr zu Nidau by charter dated 20 Dec 1323[924].  “Katherina grafen Hartmans...tochter von Kiburg grafen Albrechtes von Werdemberg...frowe” confirmed the previous sale by charter dated 13 Mar 1325[925].  “Elisabet grevin von Kiburg frowe ze Oltingen” donated serfs to Gottstatt monastery, with the consent of “unser kinden her Eberharz grafen von Kyburg und fro Katherinen von Werdenberg” by charter dated 10 Jan 1342[926]m ALBRECHT [I] Graf von Werdenberg in Bludenz Montafon und Heiligenberg-Rheinegg, son of HUGO [II] Graf von Werdenberg & his wife Euphemia von Ortenburg (-[16 May 1364/1 Oct 1367]). 

2.         MARGARETA (-10 Apr [1333])Her parentage is hinted by the charter dated 7 Mar 1291 under which "Rudolfus…Romanorum rex" confirmed that "Theodericus comes Clevensis…Margarete suo…coniugi…nostre consanguine" renounced rights to customs revenues[927].  Her family origin is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Oct 1298 under which "Diderich Luf van Cleve, here van Hilkerode inde van Thoneburch, inde Elizabet unse wif" bought the Herrlichkeit of Hülchrath from "unsen bruder…heren Diederich den greven van Cleve, inde vore Margareten van Kiburch sinen…wive"[928]Canoness at Bedburg 1318.  m (Erfurt 14 Jul 1290) as his second wife, DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [V] Graf von Kleve & his wife Aleidis von Heinsberg [Sponheim] ([1256/57]-4 Oct 1305).

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

3.          PETER .  Vogt zu Oltingen.  1301.

 

 

EBERHARD [II] von Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [I] Graf von Kiburg [Habsburg] & his wife Elisabeth von Freiburg ([1299]-17 Apr 1357)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis names "duo fratres de Kyburg, Hartmannus et Eberhardus clericus, nepotes ex filio quondam Eberhardi de Habsburg, filii sororis Conradi comitis Friburgensis"[929]Lived in Bologna 1316.  Provost at Ansoldingen 1316/23.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1318.  Canon at Köln Cathedral.  He succeeded his brother in 1322 as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgund. 

m ([30 Nov 1325/16 Jan 1326]) ANASTASIA von Signau, daughter of ULRICH von Signau & his wife Anastasia von Buchegg.  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Eberhardus" married "Susannam filiam Ulrici domini in Sygenowe, filiam sororis Moguntini"[930]1363.  1382. 

Graf Eberhard [II] & his wife had [twelve] children: 

1.         EBERHARD [III] (1328-Basel 14 Jul 1395).  He succeeded his father in 1357 as Graf von Kiburg.  Provost at Ansoldingen 1333/1392.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1347/1387.  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1350.  Cathedral Pförtner at Strasbourg 1366.  Provost at Solothurn 1368/1395.  

2.         [son .  The identity of this son is not known, but he was presumably the same person as one of his parents´ older children who are named here.  Betrothed ([May 1335]) to --- de Gruyère, daughter of PIERRE de Gruyère Seigneur de Vanel & his wife Marguerite de Corbières.  "Petrus comes et dominus Gruerie et Petrus de Grueria miles eius nepos dominus de Vanello" held harmless "vir nobilis W. dominus de Yllans et de Arconciey" for a debt guaranteed by the latter relating to the dowry of "unius filiarum ipsarum dicti Petri de Grueria domini de Vanello" for her marriage to "uno filiorum…domini Eberhardi comitis de Kiburg, Burgundie lantgravii", by charter dated end Mar 1335[931].] 

3.         EGON [I] .  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1347/1363.  Canon at Konstanz Cathedral 1356.  Archdeacon and postulate at Strasbourg Cathedral 1365.  

4.         EBERHARD [IV] der Jüngere (-[before 12 Jul 1372]).  Lived in Bologna 1342. Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1356/1371, Cathedral Pförtner 1361/66 and 1371.

5.         HARTMANN [III] (-29 Mar 1377).  He succeeded in [1360] as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy.  m (before 16 Nov 1356) ANNE de Neuchâtel-Nidau, daughter of RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau & his wife --- (-[31 May] ----).  1347/1400.  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "II Kal Jun" of "Frouw Anna gräfin von Kiburg"[932], although it is not known whether this entry refers to Anna wife of Graf Hartmann III.  Hartmann [III] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         RUDOLF [II] (-[5 May 1383/5 Apr 1384]).  Herr zu Nidau 1375.  He succeeded his father in 1377 as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy. 

b)         EBERHARD [V] (-[before 1 Feb 1379).  He succeeded his father in 1377 as Graf von Kiburg.

c)         EGON [II] (-Bern [10 Aug/1 Nov] 1414).  He succeeded his father in 1377 as Graf von Kiburg.  Burger at Bern.  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1383/92.  He sold the Burgundian Landgrafschaft 27 Aug 1406.  m (after 18 Aug 1408) as her second husband, JEANNE von Rappoltstein Dame de Magnières, widow of VOLMAR von Geroldseck am Wasichen, daughter of BRUNO Herr von Rappoltstein [Haute-Ribeaupierre] & his first wife Jeanne de Blâmont (-after 27 Jun 1410).  A register dated 1402 records that “Iohanna et Ysabellis de Altarapinapetra sorores...heredesque ut asserunt defuncti Edouardi quondam domini de S. Desiderio et de Vangionerivo” claimed against “Ferricum de Chardoigne militem et Iohannam dominam de Rupe eius uxorem heredem se dicentem præfati defuncti” regarding the disputed succession[933].  A document dated 18 Aug 1408 records a claim made by “Ioannam de Altarapinepetra dominam de Migneariis relictam defuncti Folmerii de Guerolezek scutiferi et Ysabellim de Altarapinepetra dominam de Portu eius sororem relictam defuncti Guillelmi de Vergeio quondam militis, se gerentes heredes...defuncti Edouardi quondam domini...de Vangione-rivo” against “Reginam[934].  Letters dated 27 Jun 1410 record that “Eguen Comte de Kibourc...Ieanne de la Haute-Ribeaupierre Dame de Mignieres sa femme” claimed “la tierce partie...de S. Disier en Parthois...” under the succession of “feu...Edouart iadis Seign...de S. Disier et de Vignory[935].  1416.  Graf Egon [II] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

i)           RUDOLF von Kiburg .  Priest at Ober-Kiburg 1401.

d)         JOHANN [II] (-31 Jul 1395).  Teutonic Knight 1387.  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1394.

e)         HARTMANN [IV] .  He succeeded his father as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy.  Knight of the Order of St John.  1379/1401. 

f)          VERENA (-[2 Sep ----], after 16 Aug 1416, bur Balingen).  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death "IV Non Sep" of "Frow Verena von Kyburg"[936].  It is not known whether this refers to the wife of Graf Friedrich [V] von Zollern but this is probable as no other person of this name has so far been identified in the family of the Grafen von Kiburg.  However, it is recognised that the entry would be unusual in not referring to her married title.  m (before 1372) FRIEDRICH [V] gt Mülli Graf von Zollern in Schalksberg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Zollern Herr zu Schalksberg und Mulheim & his wife Sophia von Schlüsselberg (-1 Apr 1408, bur Balingen).  

g)         MARGARETA (-before 20 Feb 1397)m (before 8 Jan 1370) THÜRING [III] von Brandis Herr von Simmenegg, son of --- (-killed in battle [8 Aug/3 Nov] 1375).

Graf Hartmann [III] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

h)         BERCHTOLD Graf  .  Priest at Sursee.  1396/1434

6.         JOHANN (-Jul 1391).  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1359, Provost 1362/87.  Imprisoned at Strasbourg 1371.  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1380, Archdeacon 1381/91.

7.         BERCHTOLD (after 3 Aug 1417).  Landgraf in Burgundy 1383.  Burger at Bern 1406.

8.         RUDOLF [I] .  1404.  Teutonic Knight.

9.         KONRAD [IV] (-17 Apr 1402).  Teutonic Knight 1375.  Canon at Balga, Vogt von Natangen 1393/4.  Canon at Elbing 1401.

10.      SUSANNE (-after 30 Nov 1390). Nun at Säckingen 1363. 

11.      ELISABETH .  Nun in Eschau 1363.

12.      MARGARETA .  1381.  m (after 14 Jul 1363) as his second wife, EMICH [VI] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg und Hartenburg, son of JOFRIED [I] Graf von Leiningen-Hardenburg & his second wife Mathilde von Salm (-before 17 Feb 1381). 

 

 

 

D.      HERREN von KLINGEN

 

 

The Klingen family were based at the castle of Alten-Klingen, near Wigoltingen im Thurgau, about 5 kilometres south-west of Konstanz in present-day Switzerland[937]

 

 

1.         WALTER [I] von Klingen (-after 1175).  Waltherus de Clingen” witnessed a charter dated 11 Mar 1175 issued by Otto Bishop of Konstanz for Salem[938]Ruodolfo comite de Pfullendorf, Walthero et Ulrico de Clinga...” witnessed the charter dated 1175 under which Berthold Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute about Richenbach church[939]

 

2.         ULRICH [I] von Klingen .  “Ruodolfo comite de Pfullendorf, Walthero et Ulrico de Clinga...” witnessed the charter dated 1175 under which Berthold Bishop of Konstanz settled a dispute about Richenbach church[940]Oudalricus comes de Bergen, Oudalricus de Clingen...” witnessed the charter dated 1194 under which Diethelm Bishop of Konstanz confirmed an agreement relating to “ecclesia Everingen in pago Brisaugensi...ius patronatus[941]

 

3.         HEINRICH von Klingen (-after 1200).  Provost of St. Gall.  Abbot of St. Gall: a continuation of the Casuus St. Galli records that “suus præpositus Heinricus de Clingin” was chosen as abbot in place of “antecessoris sui domini Oudalrici de Tegirvelt cognati sui”, dated to 1200[942].  The precise family relationship between the two abbots has not been traced. 

 

4.         WALTER [II] von Klingen (-after 4 Jul 1235).  “Comes Diethelmus junior de Togginburch, Waltherus advocatus de Klingin...” witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed the donation made by “Hugo comes de Monteforti...” to the convent of St Johann im Turtal[943]Waltherus de Clingen” witnessed a charter dated 27 Jun 1225 issued by the abbot of Reichenau for Salem[944].  “Waltherus de Clingin” witnessed a charter dated 4 Jul 1235 issued by the abbot of Reichenau for Salem[945]

 

 

Three siblings.  The naming pattern suggests that they were children of Walter [II] von Klingen, but the primary source which confirms this parentage has not been identified. 

1.         ULRICH [II] von Klingen (-[27 Jun 1247/Mar 1251]).  Ulricus advocatus de Clingen” witnessed a charter dated 1225 issued by Konrad Bishop of Konstanz concerning Raitershofen[946].  “Ulricus de Klingen” pledged “feoda...in Herdern...et castrum Klingen” to “Eberherdo dapifero de Walpurg”, noting that his obligations would be undertaken by the church of Konstanz should he die during the minority of his sons, and that the money would be repaid to “dem Truchsäßen et filio vel filiis, si quos per sororem Ulrici genuierit”, by charter dated 26 May 1227[947]m ITA, daughter of --- (-after 27 Jun 1247).  “Itta nobilis de Klingen uxor Ulrici nobilis de Klingen” donated property inherited from her father “in parrochia de Bukhein” to the Teutonic Knights at Beuken, with the consent of her husband and “ihrer Söhne Waltheri, Ulrici et Ulrici, qui etiam Waltherus dicitur”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1247[948].  Ulrich [II] & his wife had [four] children:

a)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “nepote” can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew: "Fratres Waltherus et Ulricus nec non Ulricus Waltherus nobiles de Clingen" donated vines “apud Brugge” to Lüggern hospital by charter dated 18 Mar 1254, in the presence of “H. nepote nostro de Chrenkingen...[949].  If this relationship is correct, this daughter would have been one of her parents’ oldest children as her son was old enough in 1254 to witness this charter.  m --- von Chrenkingen, son of ---.] 

b)         WALTER [III] von Klingen (-1 Mar [1286]))Itta nobilis de Klingen uxor Ulrici nobilis de Klingen” donated property inherited from her father “in parrochia de Bukhein” to the Teutonic Knights at Beuken, with the consent of her husband and “ihrer Söhne Waltheri, Ulrici et Ulrici, qui etiam Waltherus dicitur”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1247[950].  "Nobiles Walterus et Ulricus dicti de Chlingen...cum fratre nostro Ulrich Waltero...puerolo" granted privileges to the Knights Hospitallers at Lüggern by charter dated Mar 1251, confirmed 22 Oct 1253 by “Waltherum et dictum fratrem meum Ulricum” with the consent of “fratris mei Rlrich Walteri pueri et...Sophiæ uxoris meæ[951].  "Fratres Waltherus et Ulricus nec non Ulricus Waltherus nobiles de Clingen" donated vines “apud Brugge” to Lüggern hospital by charter dated 18 Mar 1254, in the presence of “H. nepote nostro de Chrenkingen...[952].  “Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256, witnessed by “Rudoleus comes de Habispurc, Ulricus frater meus de Klingen...[953]Waltherus de Clingen, consanguineus Ulrichi et Hugonis fratris de Tufenstein” sealed the charter dated 1258 under which the latter named brothers sold “Clingenowe” to the Knights of St John[954].  The precise relationship between the Klingen and Tufenstein families has not been ascertained.  "...Walteri et Ulrici patrui sui de Clinge" witnessed the charter dated 1258 under which “Hartmannus comes de Chiburhe” donated property to “conventui...de Paradiso[955].  “Walther der eltest, hr. Walter Ritter, Ikr. Ulrich gebrüdere von Clingen ob Stein und Ikr Ulrich von Clingen genannt von Twiel” reached agreement with Stein monastery by charter dated 19 Aug 1267[956].  "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[957].  “Waltherus nobilis vir de Klingen quondam dominus in Klingenowe” donated propery to Sion St Wilhelm, in the presence of “Uolrici fratris nostri [...Uol. de Klingen dominus castri in Nuwenberch] quam etiam Uolrici patruelis nostri [...Uol. senior de Klingen advocatus monasterii in Stain] dominorum de Klingen”, by charter dated Mar 1280[958].  "Grave Heinrich von Furstenberch, Walter herre von Clingen..." witnessed the charter dated 20 Oct 1285 under which Heinrich Bishop of Basel settled disputes with “Grave Thiebolt von Phirt[959].  He is named as deceased in his widow’s 19 May 1285 charter quoted below, which must be misdated in light of the 20 Oct 1285 charter quoted above.  The Anniversary Book of Sion records the death 1 Mar of “domini Waltheri de Klingen qui fuit fundator huius monasterii[960]m SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-28 Nov [1286 of after]).  "Nobiles Walterus et Ulricus dicti de Chlingen...cum fratre nostro Ulrich Waltero...puerolo" granted privileges to the Knights Hospitallers at Lüggern by charter dated Mar 1251, confirmed 22 Oct 1253 by “Waltherum et dictum fratrem meum Ulricum” with the consent of “fratris mei Rlrich Walteri pueri et...Sophiæ uxoris meæ[961].  “Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[962]"Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[963].  “Sophia, Waltheri nobilis de Clingen vidua” confirmed her husband’s donation to Leutgern by charter dated 19 May 1285[964].  This charter must be misdated in light of the 20 Oct 1285 charter quoted above.  The Anniversary Book of Sion records the death 28 Nov of “dominæ Sophiæ uxoris domini Waltheri de Klingen[965]Walter & his wife had six children: 

i)          ULRICH von Klingen (-after 2 Sep 1256).  Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[966]

ii)         AGNES von Klingen (-after 2 Sep 1256).  Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[967]

iii)        VERENA von Klingen (-[25 Nov 1310/27 Jul 1314])Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[968].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Apr 1269 under which [her father] Walter von Klingen sold serfs to St. Blasien, sealed by “viri nobilis Heinrici comitis de Veringen generi nostri cum omnes filie nostre[969]Grave Hainrich von Veringen” renounced rights “in Clinginowe”, held by “Verene min Husvrowe...ir vatir”, by charter dated 1269[970].  "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[971]Verena diu grevin von Veringen” confirmed property to “ihre Tochter Anna” after her death by charter dated 25 Nov 1310[972].  She is named as deceased in the 27 Jul 1314 charter of her daughter Anna.  m (before 10 Apr 1270) HEINRICH Graf von Veringen, son of WOLFRAD [III] Graf von Veringen & his wife Anna --- (-after 15 Mar 1282). 

iv)       HERZLAUDE von Klingen (-after 9 May 1270)Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[973]The following document shows that Herzlaude married a member of the Lichtenberg family: "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[974].  No document has been found which names her husband.  There appear to be two possibilities.  Firstly, Johann [I] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg: his possible brother Rudolf (see above) married Herzlaude’s sister Katharina von Klingen.  A double marriage between the two brothers and two sisters seems possible.  If that is correct, Herzlaude would have been Johann [I]’s first wife.  One problem with this case is that Johann [I] appears to have been his father’s second son, in which case he is more likely to have married the younger of Walter von Klingen’s daughters.  Secondly, Ludwig von Lichtenberg, first cousin of Johann [I]: Ludwig is last named in a source dated 7 Jun 1274.  No other indication has been found of his possible marriage, but his early death (and maybe the early death of his wife) may explain the absence of further relevant documentation concerning Herzlaude’s husband.  A double marriage between first cousins and the Klingen sisters also appears to be a likely possibility.  Herzlaude may have died before 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?), the date of a charter which refers to arrangements made at the time of her sister Katharina’s marriage (see below).  m (before 9 May 1270) EITHER [as his first wife, JOHANN [I] “der Aeltere” Herr von Lichtenberg, son of LUDWIG [II] Herr von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Baden (-22 Aug 1315, bur Buchsweiler)] OR [LUDWIG von Lichtenberg, son of HEINRICH [II] von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth --- (-after 7 Jun 1274)]. 

v)        KATHARINA von Klingen (-1296)Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[975]"Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[976].  Her first marriage is suggested by the following document: a charter dated 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?) records an agreement between Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg and Ludowicum, Rudolfum de Liechtenberg advocatos civitatis Argent. et vener. virum dom. cantorem ecclesie Argent. ipsorum et reliquorum...filiorum...Heinrici et Ludewici quondam de Liechtenberg nomine”, relating to a promise made by “Waltherus felicis recordationis quondam episcopus Argent.” to “eisdem dnis de Liechtenberg ad. dom. Katharinam maritandam”, and naming “dom. Walthero nobili viro de Clingen[977].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: "Ul de Ulingen" renounced “feodo...in Nider-Endingen”, held from “quondam dominus meus Wa. nobilis de Klingen avus vester”, in favour of “Ul...comiti juniori de Phirt” by charter dated 21 Mar 1298[978]Heinrich Bishop of Basel and "Grave Thiebalt von Phirrete" record various sales of property, naming “Grevin Vron Katherinen sine...vrowen”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1278[979]m firstly (before 9 May 1270) RUDOLF von Lichtenberg, son of [LUDWIG [II] Herr von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Baden] (-[Mar/Oct] 1273)m secondly (before Oct 1273) as his first wife, THIEBAUT Comte de Ferrette, son of ULRIC [II] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his second wife Agnes de Vergy (-Basel [4 Dec 1310/7 Feb 1311]). 

vi)       KLARA von Klingen ([after 2 Sep 1256]-before 10 Jun 1291, bur Kloster Klingental).  Klara was presumably born after her father’s 2 Sep 1256 charter, quoted above, in which she is not named.  "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[980]The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  m (before 5 Jan 1278) as his first wife, HESSO I Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-13 Feb [1296/97]). 

c)         ULRICH von Klingen (-after Mar 1280).  Itta nobilis de Klingen uxor Ulrici nobilis de Klingen” donated property inherited from her father “in parrochia de Bukhein” to the Teutonic Knights at Beuken, with the consent of her husband and “ihrer Söhne Waltheri, Ulrici et Ulrici, qui etiam Waltherus dicitur”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1247[981].  "Nobiles Walterus et Ulricus dicti de Chlingen...cum fratre nostro Ulrich Waltero...puerolo" granted privileges to the Knights Hospitallers at Lüggern by charter dated Mar 1251, confirmed 22 Oct 1253 by “Waltherum et dictum fratrem meum Ulricum” with the consent of “fratris mei Rlrich Walteri pueri et...Sophiæ uxoris meæ[982].  "Fratres Waltherus et Ulricus nec non Ulricus Waltherus nobiles de Clingen" donated vines “apud Brugge” to Lüggern hospital by charter dated 18 Mar 1254, in the presence of “H. nepote nostro de Chrenkingen...[983].  “Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256, witnessed by “...Ulricus frater meus de Klingen...[984]Walther der eltest, hr. Walter Ritter, Ikr. Ulrich gebrüdere von Clingen ob Stein und Ikr Ulrich von Clingen genannt von Twiel” reached agreement with Stein monastery by charter dated 19 Aug 1267[985].  “Waltherus nobilis vir de Klingen quondam dominus in Klingenowe” donated propery to Sion St Wilhelm, in the presence of “Uolrici fratris nostri [...Uol. de Klingen dominus castri in Nuwenberch] quam etiam Uolrici patruelis nostri [...Uol. senior de Klingen advocatus monasterii in Stain] dominorum de Klingen”, by charter dated Mar 1280[986].  [It is not known to which Ulrich von Klingen the following document relates: Rudolf I King of Germany confirmed that “nobili viro Ulrico de antiquo castro Clingen et suis filiis” had renounced the advocacy of Münsterlingen by charter dated 25 Jan 1291[987].] 

d)         ULRICH WALTER von Klingen (-after 19 Aug 1267).  “Itta nobilis de Klingen uxor Ulrici nobilis de Klingen” donated property inherited from her father “in parrochia de Bukhein” to the Teutonic Knights at Beuken, with the consent of her husband and “ihrer Söhne Waltheri, Ulrici et Ulrici, qui etiam Waltherus dicitur”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1247[988].  "Nobiles Walterus et Ulricus dicti de Chlingen...cum fratre nostro Ulrich Waltero...puerolo" granted privileges to the Knights Hospitallers at Lüggern by charter dated Mar 1251, confirmed 22 Oct 1253 by “Waltherum et dictum fratrem meum Ulricum” with the consent of “fratris mei Rlrich Walteri pueri et...Sophiæ uxoris meæ[989].  "Fratres Waltherus et Ulricus nec non Ulricus Waltherus nobiles de Clingen" donated vines “apud Brugge” to Lüggern hospital by charter dated 18 Mar 1254, in the presence of “H. nepote nostro de Chrenkingen...[990].  “Waltherus nobilis de Klingen” donated property “in valle Werra” to Huseren convent, with the consent of “Sophie uxoris mee et Ulrici filii mei et quatuor filiarum mearum Agnetis, Verene, Hertzelande et Katharine ac fratris mei Ulrici Waltheri”, by charter dated 2 Sep 1256[991]Volricus Waltherus nobilis de Clingen” confirmed the donation made by “dns Waltherus carnalis frater suus” to St Blasius by charter dated 29 Sep 1257[992].  “Walther der eltest, hr. Walter Ritter, Ikr. Ulrich gebrüdere von Clingen ob Stein und Ikr Ulrich von Clingen genannt von Twiel” reached agreement with Stein monastery by charter dated 19 Aug 1267[993]

2.         ULRICH von Klingen (-after 19 Aug 1267).  "...Walteri et Ulrici patrui sui de Clinge" witnessed the charter dated 1258 under which “Hartmannus comes de Chiburhe” donated property to “conventui...de Paradiso[994].  “Walther der eltest, hr. Walter Ritter, Ikr. Ulrich gebrüdere von Clingen ob Stein und Ikr Ulrich von Clingen genannt von Twiel” reached agreement with Stein monastery by charter dated 19 Aug 1267[995]m ---.  Ulrich & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [ULRICH von Klingen .  “Waltherus nobilis vir de Klingen quondam dominus in Klingenowe” donated propery to Sion St Wilhelm, in the presence of “Uolrici fratris nostri [...Uol. de Klingen dominus castri in Nuwenberch] quam etiam Uolrici patruelis nostri [...Uol. senior de Klingen advocatus monasterii in Stain] dominorum de Klingen”, by charter dated Mar 1280[996].]  [It is not known to which Ulrich von Klingen the following document relates: Rudolf I King of Germany confirmed that “nobili viro Ulrico de antiquo castro Clingen et suis filiis” had renounced the advocacy of Münsterlingen by charter dated 25 Jan 1291[997].] 

3.         --- von Klingen )Ulricus de Klingen” pledged “feoda...in Herdern...et castrum Klingen” to “Eberherdo dapifero de Walpurg”, noting that his obligations would be undertaken by the church of Konstanz should he die during the minority of his sons, and that the money would be repaid to “dem Truchsäßen et filio vel filiis, si quos per sororem Ulrici genuierit”, by charter dated 26 May 1227[998].  Despite Eberhard [I]’s advanced age, he appears to be the most likely candidate for the husband of Ulrich [II] von Klingen’s sister as he appears to have been the only member of the Waldburg family named Eberhard who bore the title “Truchseß” at the time.  Presumably the marriage took place shortly before the date of the charter as the document provides for the possibility of future children.  m (before 26 May 1227) as his third wife, EBERHARD [I] von Tanne Truchseß von Waldburg, son of --- (-after 26 May 1234)

 

 

1.         ULRICH von Klingen (-[before 7 Oct 1310?]).  Rudolf Probst und Pfleger zu Chor und Ulrich Bruder Graven von Montfort, und Anna Grävinne von Montfort, Graven Hugen seligen Husfwrawe von Montfort” acknowledged receiving payments from the town of Konstanz, relating to a debt of “unserm Ohan Ulrich von Clingen”, by charter dated 7 Oct 1310[999].  It is unclear from the text whether Ulrich was alive or deceased at the time.  The precise relationship between the Klingen and Montfort families has not been traced. 

 

 

The reference to Stein suggests that the following family was descended from one of the younger brothers of Walter [III] von Klingen, see above. 

 

1.         ULRICH von Hohenklingen ob Stein (-[1362/1366]).  He is named in his son’s 7 Apr 1362 marriage contract.  He is named as deceased in the 15 Nov 1367 charter quoted below, but must have died at least a couple of years before that date as the same document records his widow married to her second husband.  m firstly --- von Bechburg, daughter of ---.  She is named in her son’s 7 Apr 1362 marriage contract.  m secondly as her first husband, CLEMENTIA von Toggenburg, daughter of DIETHELM [X] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Adelheid von Grießenberg (-after 15 Nov 1367).  She married secondly Heinrich von HewenGraf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg mit fro Adelhaiten siner...frowen geborn von Griessenberg und ir tochter fro Clementen herr Hainrichs von Hewen...frowen und ir sun iunkherr Diethelm von der Hohenclingen, hern Ulrichs saligen sun von der Hohenclingen” mortgaged certain properties, naming “graf Hainrich sins bruder saligen”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1367[1000]. Ulrich & his first wife had one child: 

a)         WALTER von Hohenklingen ob Stein (-after 26 Sep 1379).  His parentage is confirmed in his marriage contract quoted below.  “Graf Hainrich von Fúrstenberg Landgraf in Bar” made payments to the town of Villingen, naming “...die edeln Herren...Walther von Clingen miner swester man...”, by charter dated 26 Sep 1379[1001]m (contract 7 Apr 1362) KUNIGUNDE von Fürstenberg, daughter of HEINRICH [III] Graf von Fürstenberg & his wife Anna von Montfort (-after 26 Sep 1379).  The marriage contract between “Walther von de hohen Clingen ob Stain...herr Ulrichs von der selben hohen Clingen, des muter von Bechburg erboren was...sun” and “Kungunden...grafs Hainrichs von Fúrstenberg...tohter” is dated 7 Apr 1362[1002]

Ulrich & his second wife had one child:

b)         DIETHELM von HohenklingenGraf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg mit fro Adelhaiten siner...frowen geborn von Griessenberg und ir tochter fro Clementen herr Hainrichs von Hewen...frowen und ir sun iunkherr Diethelm von der Hohenclingen, hern Ulrichs saligen sun von der Hohenclingen” mortgaged certain properties, naming “graf Hainrich sins bruder saligen”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1367[1003]

 

 

 

E.      GRAFEN von TOGGENBURG

 

 

DIETHELM [I] von Toggenburg (-after 1044).  “...Diethelm et filii eius Berchtoldt et Uodalrich de Toccanburg...” witnessed the charter dated [14 Apr/4 Jun] 1044 under which “Hunfredus...Argentinensis ecclesie canonia nutritus...” donated property to the church of Strasbourg[1004]m ---.  The name of Diethelm's wife is not known.  Diethelm [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         BERTHOLD von Toggenburg (-after 1044).  “...Diethelm et filii eius Berchtoldt et Uodalrich de Toccanburg...” witnessed the charter dated [14 Apr/4 Jun] 1044 under which “Hunfredus...Argentinensis ecclesie canonia nutritus...” donated property to the church of Strasbourg[1005]

2.         ULRICH von Toggenburg (-after 1044).  “...Diethelm et filii eius Berchtoldt et Uodalrich de Toccanburg...” witnessed the charter dated [14 Apr/4 Jun] 1044 under which “Hunfredus...Argentinensis ecclesie canonia nutritus...” donated property to the church of Strasbourg[1006]

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the relationships between the following persons and Diethelm [I] von Toggenburg have not been identified.  From a chronological point of view only, Folknand and Diethelm [II] could belong to the generation which succeeded Diethelm [I]’s sons, and Diethelm [III] and Diethelm [IV] the two succeeding generations. 

 

1.         FOLKNAND (-killed in battle 1081).  A chronicle of St. Gallen records that "nobili milite Folcnanco" was killed in battle when St. Gallen was attacked by papal and imperial forces, dated to 1081[1007]

 

2.         DIETHELM [II] von Toggenburg (-after 14 Mar 1102).  “Burkardi comitis de Nellenburg advocati eiusdem monasterii, Gerung de Stuelinga, Dietelm de Toggenburg...” witnessed the charter dated 27 Dec 1083 under which “Gozbert...” donated property to Kloster Schaffhausen[1008].  “Berhtoldi comitis de Marstetin, Diethalmi de Tockinburch...” witnessed the charter dated 14 Mar 1102 under which Berthold Herzog von Zähringen renounced rights to property exchanged in Schaffhausen[1009]

 

3.         --- von Toggenburg .  m IRMENGARD, daughter of --- (-Jan ----).  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Jan by “Irmengardis de Toggenburg[1010].   

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         DIETHELM [III] von Toggenburg (-after [1125/36]).  “...Thietelmus de Tochenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 8 Jan 1125 under which Emperor Heinrich V granted freedoms to Kloster St. Blasius[1011].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Oberzell, donated durimg the reign of Emperor Lothar III by "Bertholdus...clericus...suum fratrem Ludolfum de Stulingen...matre predictorum fratrum Cuneza...cum fratre suo Diethalmo de Tokenburc", by charter dated 21 Nov 1146[1012]

2.         CUNIZA (-after [1125/36]).  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Oberzell, donated durimg the reign of Emperor Lothar III by "Bertholdus...clericus...suum fratrem Ludolfum de Stulingen...matre predictorum fratrum Cuneza...cum fratre suo Diethalmo de Tokenburc", by charter dated 21 Nov 1146[1013]m --- von Stühlingen, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         DIETHELM [IV] von Toggenburg (-after 1176).  He is named in the source quoted below which records his marriage.  “Dux Welfo, advoc. Chonr., Thiethelm de Tochemburg...” witnessed the charter dated 1176 which records property granted to Ulrich and his son Pilgerin[1014]m as her first husband, ITA von Thierstein, daughter of WERNER [I] von Thierstein Graf von Homberg & his wife --- von Zollern (-19 Aug [1200]).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Werenherum comitum et Itam" as children of "Werinhero comiti" & his wife "[filiam Burchardi comitis de Zolre]", specifying that Ita married firstly "Dyetalmo de Tokkenburch" (whose son was "Dyetalmum") and secondly "Gotfrido de Mar"[1015].  She married secondly Gottfried Graf von Marstetten.  Diethelm [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETHELM [V] von Toggenburg (-4 Jan 1205 or 5 Jan 1207).  A 13th century genealogy names "Dyetalmum" as the son of "Dyetalmo de Tokkenburch" who married "Itam"[1016]Diethelmus de Togginburch” donated “curiam meam et ecclesiam de Bubinchon” to the Knights of St. John by charter dated to [30 Mar 1191/8 Jan 1198][1017].  “D. homo libere conditionis” requested Pope Innocent III for protection over his foundation of the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated to [1198/8 Jan 1206][1018].  A 15th century monumental inscription at Bubikon records the death “A. D. MCCVIINon Jan” (could be interpreted either as 4 Jan 1205 or 5 Jan 1207) of “nobilis dominus comes Diethelmus de Toggenburg primus fundator huius domus[1019].  

 

 

[Two] brothers.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified: 

1.         DIETHELM [VI] von Toggenburg (-[1228/29])Graf von ToggenburgComes Diethelmus junior de Togginburch, Waltherus advocatus de Klingin...” witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed the donation made by “Hugo comes de Monteforti...” to the convent of St Johann im Turtal[1020].  "Hugo miles civis Constanciensis vulgo dictus de Biunde" renewed his donation of property to Kloster St. Johann im Turtal, in the presence of “domini sui comitis Diethalmi de Togginburch”, by charter dated 7 Apr 1210[1021]The abbot of St. Gallen granted land “in Hubwison”, donated by “comes Diethelmus de Tokenburch...cum Friderico fratre suo”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated 1217[1022].  Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1023]A charter dated to [mid-1232/mid-1234] records that "felicis...memorie Diethelmus quondam comes de Toggenburc...cum uxore sua pie recordationis Guota" had donated “castrum suum Toggenburc...et villam suam...Wila” to St Gallen, that “filius Diethelmus comes junior” had unjustly recovered the property, and that a settlement was reached following the arbitration of “dominus Gotefridus de Hohenloh[1024]m GUTA von Rapperswil, daughter of ULRICH von Rapperswil zu Wandelburg & his wife --- (-24 Nov, 1227 or after).  "Diethalmus de Togginburch comes…cum fratre suo Friderico et matre sua Guota comitissa" donated property to St Gallen by charter dated 29 Mar 1214[1025]The book of anniversaries of St Gall records "VIII Kal Dec" the death of "Guotun de Tokinburc com" who donated property "cum viro suo comite Diethelmus, post occisionem filii sui Friderici…ecclesie nostre Tokinburc et civitatem Wile"[1026]A charter dated to [mid-1232/mid-1234] records that "felicis...memorie Diethelmus quondam comes de Toggenburc...cum uxore sua pie recordationis Guota" had donated “castrum suum Toggenburc...et villam suam...Wila” to St Gallen, that “filius Diethelmus comes junior” had unjustly recovered the property, and that a settlement was reached following the arbitration of “dominus Gotefridus de Hohenloh[1027]Diethelm [VI] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         DIETHELM [VII] von Toggenburg (-25 Jan 1235).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria names "duo fratres originem a castro Toggenburg…filii Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum et Fridericum iuniorem"[1028]Graf von Toggenburg

-        see below

b)         FRIEDRICH [II] von Toggenburg (-murdered Schloß Rengerswil 12 Dec 1226, bur St Gallen).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria names "duo fratres originem a castro Toggenburg…filii Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum et Fridericum iuniorem", referring to Friedrich as "neoptolemus in curia Friderici imperatoris iungi" and recording that he was murdered by his older brother[1029]"Diethalmus de Togginburch comes…cum fratre suo Friderico et matre sua Guota comitissa" donated property to St Gallen by charter dated 29 Mar 1214[1030]The necrology of St Gall records the death "II Id Dec 1226" of "Friderici comitis de Tokinburc occisi a proprio fratre"[1031]Betrothed ([1226]) to --- von Montfort, daughter of HUGO [I] Graf von Montfort & his wife ---.  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria records the betrothal of of "[filium] Diethelmi comitis, Fridericum" and "filiam comitis Hugonis", dated to [1226] from the context[1032]

c)         [HEINRICH (-1274 or after).  Master of the Knights of St John im Elsass und Breisgau 1252.  Master of the Knights of St John in Oberdeutschland 1257.  Komtur at Bubikon 1259/63.  Komtur at Neuenburg am Rhein 1271.] 

2.         [FRIEDRICH [I] von Toggenburg (-after 1217).  The abbot of St. Gallen granted land “in Hubwison”, donated by “comes Diethelmus de Tokenburch...cum Friderico fratre suo”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated 1217[1033].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Diethelm [VI] or Diethelm [VII], and therefore whether Friedrich [I] was in fact the same person as Friedrich [II].] 

 

 

DIETHELM [VII] von Toggenburg, son of DIETHELM [VI] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Guota von Rapperswil (-25 Jan 1235).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria names "duo fratres originem a castro Toggenburg…filii Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum et Fridericum iuniorem"[1034]"Hugo comes de Monteforti et carnalis frater eius Rudolfus…palatinus Tüwingen et mater eorum" donated property to St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 1209, witnessed by "…comes Diethalmus junior de Togginburg…"[1035]Graf von Toggenburg"Diethalmus de Togginburch comes…cum fratre suo Friderico et matre sua Guota comitissa" donated property to St Gallen by charter dated 29 Mar 1214[1036]The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria records that Diethelm [VII] murdered his younger brother Friedrich in 1226[1037].  Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1038].  “Diethalmus comes de Tokenburc” donated property “in Bollingen” to Kloster Rüti, with the consent of “uxoris et filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1229[1039].  The reference to his wife and sons in this document suggests that it refers to Diethelm [VII] not Diethelm [VI].  A charter dated to [mid-1232/mid-1234] records that "felicis...memorie Diethelmus quondam comes de Toggenburc...cum uxore sua pie recordationis Guota" had donated “castrum suum Toggenburc...et villam suam...Wila” to St Gallen, that “filius Diethelmus comes junior” had unjustly recovered the property, and that a settlement was reached following the arbitration of “dominus Gotefridus de Hohenloh[1040]A manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli, Diehthelmus filius suus...post Verene tercio die, Krafto filius suus...in festo Margarete virginis, Juliana filia sua...ante Verene virginis tercio die, Pertoldus filius...in nativitate beate Marie virginis, Margareta...Gregorii Martiris, Agnese...in Epiphania[1041].   

m (before 31 Jan 1221) GERTRUDE de Neuchâtel, daughter of ULRIC [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Jolanthe von Urach (-1260 before 22 Mar, bur Bubikon).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria records that "[filium] Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum" married "filiam comitis de Castro-novo" against the wishes of his father[1042]The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Ulricus comitis Novicastri" had "multas filias" who married "dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono"[1043]Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[1044]

Diethelm [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         DIETHELM [VIII] von Toggenburg (-4 Sep 1248)Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1045]Graf von ToggenburgA manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli, Diehthelmus filius suus...post Verene tercio die...[1046]m (before 7 Oct 1247) to ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Pope Innocent IV requested the abbot of Lützel, by letter dated 7 Oct 1247, to investigate the complaint made by “Diethelmus natus quondam comitis de Toggenburc” that “comes Montisfortis” had detained “Helysabeth...neptem suam uxorem dicti D[iethelmi][1047]

2.         BERTHOLD von Toggenburg (-8 Sep before 1256).  Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1048].  A manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli...Pertoldus filius...in nativitate beate Marie virginis[1049]

3.         KRAFT von Toggenburg (-15 Jul [1249/54]).  Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1050]Graf von ToggenburgA manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli...post Verene tercio die, Krafto filius suus...[1051]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 13 Jan 1277).  “Diethelmus comes iunior...de Tokkenburg” donated “patronatus...ecclesiarum in Meerwiller et in Tüffenbrunnen” to the hospital of Tobel by charter dated 26 Dec 1276 and “domina Elisabeth mater mea” other property “die Hylarii anni 1276 [O.S.]”[1052].  Kraft & his wife had three children: 

a)         DIETHELM [IX] von Toggenburg (-after 23 Apr 1282).  "Fridericus comes de Toggenburch et Willehelmus frater meus carnalis et Diethelmus et Crafto et Fridericus filii fratris nostri bone memorie Craftonis de Toggenburch" donated property to Kloster St Johann im Turtal by charter dated 27 May 1260[1053]Graf von ToggenburgDiethelmus comes iunior...de Tokkenburg” donated “patronatus...ecclesiarum in Meerwiller et in Tüffenbrunnen” to the hospital of Tobel by charter dated 26 Dec 1276 and “domina Elisabeth mater mea” other property “die Hylarii anni 1276 [O.S.]”[1054].  Rudolf Bishop of Konstanz granted possessions "in Affoltrangen Sanctæ Margarethæ", relinquished by “Diethelmo et Friderico comitibus de Toggenburch fratribus”, to “Magister Heinricus de Vischinum carpentarius” by charter dated 23 Apr 1282[1055]

b)         KRAFT von Toggenburg"Fridericus comes de Toggenburch et Willehelmus frater meus carnalis et Diethelmus et Crafto et Fridericus filii fratris nostri bone memorie Craftonis de Toggenburch" donated property to Kloster St Johann im Turtal by charter dated 27 May 1260[1056]

c)         FRIEDRICH [III] von Toggenburg (-[22 Nov 1303/7 Dec 1305])"Fridericus comes de Toggenburch et Willehelmus frater meus carnalis et Diethelmus et Crafto et Fridericus filii fratris nostri bone memorie Craftonis de Toggenburch" donated property to Kloster St Johann im Turtal by charter dated 27 May 1260[1057]Graf von ToggenburgRudolf Bishop of Konstanz granted possessions "in Affoltrangen Sanctæ Margarethæ", relinquished by “Diethelmo et Friderico comitibus de Toggenburch fratribus”, to “Magister Heinricus de Vischinum carpentarius” by charter dated 23 Apr 1282[1058].  “Fridericus de Toggenburk comes...unacum filiis meis Friderico et Kraftone” donated “patronatus...ecclesiarum in Merrviller et in Affeltrangen” to the hospital of Tobel by charter dated 5 Jun 1286[1059]Friedrich [IV] was named der Junge” in a charter dated 22 Nov 1303, suggesting that his father was still living[1060].  Friedrich [III] presumably died before 7 Dec 1305, the date of his son’s charter in which his name is unqualified.  m [CLEMENTIA, daughter of --- ([before 1245]-28 Feb 1282).  The primary source which confirms the name of the wife of Friedrich [III] Graf von Toggenburg has not been identified.  Zeller-Werdmüller, noting the absence of sources naming her, suggests that she was named Clementia, citing an epitaph recording the death 1282 “pridie Kal Mar” of “frow Clementa ein Gräfin von Toggenburg” for whom no other Toggenburg husband has been identified.  Concerning her family origin, he suggests that she was Clementia von Werdenberg, daughter of Rudolf [I] von Montfort Graf von Werdenberg & his wife Clementia von Kiburg[1061].  He suggests that this parentage would explain the Papal dispensation required for the marriage of [her grandson] Friedrich [V] Graf von Toggenburg and Kunigunde von Vaz, whose paternal grandfather Walter [IV] von Vaz married the supposed sister of Rudolf [I] von Werdenberg.  The chronology appears favourable for Zeller-Werdmüller’s suggestion, given the likely birth date in [1230/45] of any daughters of Rudolf [I] and the probable marriage date before 31 Dec 1277 of Friedrich [III]’s daughter Margareta.  Another possibility is that Clementia was Friedrich [III]’s mother, which would be chronologically feasible if she was born shortly before [1230].  Friedrich [III] & his wife had [five] children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH [IV] von Toggenburg (-15 Nov [1315]).  “Fridericus de Toggenburk comes...unacum filiis meis Friderico et Kraftone” donated “patronatus...ecclesiarum in Merrviller et in Affeltrangen” to the hospital of Tobel by charter dated 5 Jun 1286[1062]Graf von Toggenburg

-         see below

ii)         KRAFT von Toggenburg (-7 Mar 1339).  Fridericus de Toggenburk comes...unacum filiis meis Friderico et Kraftone” donated “patronatus...ecclesiarum in Merrviller et in Affeltrangen” to the hospital of Tobel by charter dated 5 Jun 1286[1063].  Canon at Konstanz, Provost at Zürich: "Kraft von Toggonburg chorherre ze Constenze und brobest zo Zürich und...grave Friderich von Toggenburg och chorherre ze Costonze und gave Dietheln von Toggonburg sin bruder" granted property to “Johnnsen von Langehart” by charter dated 2 May 1319[1064]Provost and canon at Thurgau: the Liber Anniversariorum Præposituræ Turicensis records the death “Non Mar” 1339 of “Krafto com. de Toggenburg ppos. et can. huius ecclesie[1065]

iii)        KATHARINA von Toggenburg (-before 1313).  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse cites two sources dated 8 May 1325 and 7 Oct 1350 indicating that “Katharina, Schwester des Propstes Kraft” married firstly Eberhard von Spitzenberg and secondly Volmar von Frohburg[1066]m firstly EBERHARD Graf von Spitzenberg, son of --- (-1292 or 1296).  m secondly VOLMAR [IV] Graf von Frohburg, son of LUDWIG [IV] Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-20 Jan [1319/20]). 

iv)       [CLEMENTIA (-[Jan] 1303, bur Wonnental).  The Manuel généalogique pour servir à l’histoire de la Suisse records the burial 1 Feb 1303 in Kloster Wonnental of “Clementa...Gattin des Hesso von Usenberg” and suggests that her name indicates a connection with “Clementia von Werdenberg”, supposed wife of Friedrich [III] Graf von Toggenburg[1067].  The suggestion about her parentage appears highly speculative, implying (1) that the identity of Friedrich [III]’s wife is confirmed (open to debate, see above) and (2) that no other families in southern Germany used the name Clementia (which is clearly not the case as the name arrived in the Werdenberg family from the comital family of Kiburg).  m HESSO von Usenberg, son of --- (-after 1306).] 

v)        MARGARETA von Toggenburg (-after 3 May 1295)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Stälin records that Margareta’s family origin is confirmed by the arms featured on her epitaph (without providing further details)[1068]Ulricus comes de Helfenstein” sold property “in Schalksteten et in Stubersheim” to Kaisheim, with the consent of “dominæ Margarethæ conjugis suæ et filiarum suarum Agnetis et Adelheidis”, by charter dated 3 May 1295[1069]m (before 31 Dec 1277) as his second wife, ULRICH [III] Graf von Helfenstein, son of ULRICH [II] Graf von Helfenstein & his [first wife Willibirg von Dillingen] (-after 1315). 

4.         JULIANA von Toggenburg (-23 Feb ----).  Nun at Frauenthal.  The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “VII Kal Mar” of “Iuliana von Toggenburg, ein klosterfraw[1070].  A manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli...Juliana filia sua...ante Verene virginis tercio die...[1071]

5.         RUDOLF von Toggenburg (-after 25 Nov 1255).  Konrad Bishop of Konstanz confirmed that “Diethelmus comes senior de Toggenburck ac filius ipsius Diethelmus” had donated property to the Knights of St. John, with the consent of “Diethelmus, Bertoldus, Krafto, Rudolfus filii Diethelmi iunioris comitis”, to the Knights of St. John at Bubikon by charter dated [1 Jan/23 Sep] 1228[1072].  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[1073]

6.         FRIEDRICH von Toggenburg (-after 27 May 1260).  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[1074].  “Fridericus et Wilhelmus de Toggenburg...” witnessed the charter dated 1260 under which “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen[1075]"Fridericus comes de Toggenburch et Willehelmus frater meus carnalis et Diethelmus et Crafto et Fridericus filii fratris nostri bone memorie Craftonis de Toggenburch" donated property to Kloster St Johann im Turtal by charter dated 27 May 1260[1076]

7.         WILHELM von Toggenburg (-after 27 May 1260).  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[1077].  “Fridericus et Wilhelmus de Toggenburg...” witnessed the charter dated 1260 under which “Lutoldus de Regensperg et filii nostri Lutoldus, Eberhardus, Diethelmus” granted exemptions to Rüti St Maria which had bought property “in Groningen[1078]"Fridericus comes de Toggenburch et Willehelmus frater meus carnalis et Diethelmus et Crafto et Fridericus filii fratris nostri bone memorie Craftonis de Toggenburch" donated property to Kloster St Johann im Turtal by charter dated 27 May 1260[1079]

8.         MARGARETA von Toggenburg (-12 Mar ----).  A manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli...Margareta...Gregorii Martiris...[1080]

9.         AGNES von Toggenburg (-6 Jan ----).  A manuscript records the following deaths: “Diethelmus comes de Togginburc...in conversione Pauli Apostoli...Agnese...in Epiphania[1081]

 

 

FRIEDRICH [IV] von Toggenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife [Clementia] [von Werdenberg] (-15 Nov [1315])"Friderice de Toggenburg comite juniore..." witnessed the charter dated 11 (20) May 1285 under which Wilhelm Abbot of St. Gallen sold property to “Lutoldus de Smidberg[1082].  Friedrich [IV] was named der Junge” in a charter dated 22 Nov 1303, suggesting that his father was still living[1083]Graf von Toggenburg.  A calendarium of the nuns at Weesen/Töss records the death 15 Nov of “comes Friderich de Toggenburg pater meus”, Liebenau suggesting that the entry was made either by his son Friedrich [V] or by one of his daughters residing in the convent[1084].  Liebenau also records an agreement made by Friedrich [IV] with the inhabitants of Uri dated 25 Jul 1315.  He died before 2 May 1319, the date of the charter of his sons quoted below.  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle records “die schlacht ze schwitz” in 1315 in which “verlor da min herr Grauff fridrich von Toggenburg...[1085].  

m (after Nov 1284) ITA von Homberg, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Homberg [Frohburg] & his wife --- (-19 Mar [1316/28]).  "Ludewicus comes de Honberg et Elisabetha uxor sua nata quondam Rud. comitis de Raprechtswiler" donated property “in Togerun...” to the Knights Hospitallers at Klingenau, confirmed by “Hermannus et soror eiusdem nati quondam Friderici comitis fratris Ludewici comitis antescripti”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1284[1086].  The primary source which records her marriage has not been identified.  The Necrologium Magdenaugiense records the death “XIV Kal Apr” of “frauw Idda von Toggenburg[1087].  The Liber Anniversariorum Abbatiæ Turicensis records the death “XIV Kal Apr” of “Ita relicta quondam Friderici iunioris de Toggenburg[1088]

Friedrich [IV] & his wife had two children:  : 

1.         DIETHELM [X] von Toggenburg (-Grinau 21 Sep 1337)Graf von Toggenburg"Kraft von Toggonburg chorherre ze Constenze und brobest zo Zürich und...grave Friderich von Toggenburg och chorherre ze Costonze und gave Dietheln von Toggonburg sin bruder" granted property to “Johnnsen von Langehart” by charter dated 2 May 1319[1089]m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Grießenberg, daughter of LEUTOLD Herr von Grießenberg & his wife --- (-after 30 Dec 1371).  A charter dated 8 Dec 1324 records that "der seligen...hern Hainrichs von Griessenberg und hern Lütoltz von Griessenberg" had granted property to St. Gallen which the abbot now regranted to “Adelhait hern Lütoltz von Griessenberg seligen tochter[1090]She married secondly ([1341]) Konrad Graf von FürstenbergGabelkofers’s Collectaneen records in 1341 “Graf Conrat von Fürstenberg uff Wartenberg”, whose wife was “frau Adelheit, hern Leutolds de Grießenberg filia, graf Diethelms de Tockenburg vidua[1091].  It is unclear in this entry whether the year is the year of Konrad’s marriage.  A charter dated 12 Sep 1358 records the judgment in the dispute between “graf Fridrich von Toggenburg” and “graf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg und...Adelhait sin...husfrowe”, regarding Adelheid’s dower from “graf Diethelm selig von Toggenburg...des obgenanten graven Fridrichs bruder[1092]Graf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg mit fro Adelhaiten siner...frowen geborn von Griessenberg und it tochter fro Clementen herr Hainrichs von Hewen...frowen und ir sun iunkherr Diethelm von der Hohenclingen, hern Ulrichs saligen sun von der Hohenclingen” mortgaged certain properties, naming “graf Hainrich sins bruder saligen”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1367[1093]Gräfin frow Adelhaid von Fürstenberg...geporn von Griesenberg” bought an anniversary at Kloster Magdenau by charter dated 30 Dec 1371[1094].  Diethelm [X] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AGNES von Toggenburg (-13 Oct 1383).  Agnes and her sister Clementia are named in a charter dated 12 Aug 1345[1095].  The Necrologium Tennikonense records the death “III Id Oct” of “Angnesa coma nata de Toggenburg [anno 13]83[1096].  The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “III Id Oct” of “Agnes von Toggenburg[1097]

b)         CLEMENTIA von Toggenburg (-after 15 Nov 1367).  Agnes and her sister Clementia are named in a charter dated 12 Aug 1345[1098]Graf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg mit fro Adelhaiten siner...frowen geborn von Griessenberg und it tochter fro Clementen herr Hainrichs von Hewen...frowen und ir sun iunkherr Diethelm von der Hohenclingen, hern Ulrichs saligen sun von der Hohenclingen” mortgaged certain properties, naming “graf Hainrich sins bruder saligen”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1367[1099]m firstly as his second wife, ULRICH Herr von Hohenklingen ob Stein, son of --- (-[1362/1366])m secondly ([1362/67]) HEINRICH von Hewen, son of ---. 

2.         FRIEDRICH [V] von Toggenburg (-[5 Feb] [1364]).  Canon at Konstanz: "Kraft von Toggonburg chorherre ze Constenze und brobest zo Zürich und...grave Friderich von Toggenburg och chorherre ze Costonze und gave Dietheln von Toggonburg sin bruder" granted property to “Johnnsen von Langehart” by charter dated 2 May 1319[1100]Graf von ToggenburgGraf Friderich von Toggenburg...und frow Kunigund herren Dontaz seligen von Vatz...tochter und unser...hußfrowen” renounced certain rights of her father in favour of Chur by charter dated 27 Nov 1338[1101].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1351 records the sale of property by “...Simons selgen Straiffesz Töchteren”, with the consent of “frowen Küngunt von Fatz Gräfin von Tockenburg...Graf Friderich von Tockenburg[1102].  A charter dated 12 Sep 1358 records the judgment in the dispute between “graf Fridrich von Toggenburg” and “graf Cunrat von Fúrstenberg und...Adelhait sin...husfrowe”, regarding Adelheid’s dower from “graf Diethelm selig von Toggenburg...des obgenanten graven Fridrichs bruder[1103]Ursella geborn von Vatz gräuin von Werdenberg von Sanegans und...graf Johans ir sun” renounced certain rights in favour of “graf Friedrichen von Thoggenburg dem elteren und...Kungunden gebornen von Watzz gräuin von Thogenburg” by charter dated 22 Mar 1363[1104]The necrology of Wald records “Non Feb” of “comes Frydericus et uxor eius Kungünd de Toggenburg” and their donation[1105].  It is unclear which death this entry commemorates, in light of the other necrology entries relating to Friedrich’s wife quoted below.  m (Papal dispensation 3 Oct 1336, 23 Apr 1337) KUNIGUNDE von Vaz, daughter of DONAT Herr von Vaz & his wife Guota von Ochsenstein (-6 Feb 1364).  Pope Benedict XII granted dispensation for the marriage of Friedrich [V] and Kunigunde von Vaz[1106].  The dispensation for 4o consanguinity was dated 3 Oct 1336[1107].  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle records the marriage “an sant jörgen tag” 1437 [correct to 1337] of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and “Kungunden von Vatz[1108]Graf Friderich von Toggenburg...und frow Kunigund herren Dontaz seligen von Vatz...tochter und unser...hußfrowen” renounced certain rights of her father in favour of Chur by charter dated 27 Nov 1338[1109].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1351 records the sale of property by “...Simons selgen Straiffesz Töchteren”, with the consent of “frowen Küngunt von Fatz Gräfin von Tockenburg...Graf Friderich von Tockenburg[1110].  “Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1111].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1112].  “Ursella geborn von Vatz gräuin von Werdenberg von Sanegans und...graf Johans ir sun” renounced certain rights in favour of “graf Friedrichen von Thoggenburg dem elteren und...Kungunden gebornen von Watzz gräuin von Thogenburg” by charter dated 22 Mar 1363[1113]The necrology of Wald records “Non Feb” of “comes Frydericus et uxor eius Kungünd de Toggenburg” and their donation[1114].  It is unclear which death this entry commemorates, in light of the other necrology entries relating to Friedrich’s wife quoted below.  The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “Non Feb” of “Frau Kunigundis ein gräfin von Toggenburg” and “VIII Id Feb” of “frauw Kunegund von Toggenburg anno 1364[1115].  The necrology of Wurmsbach records the death “Non Feb” of “Frow Künigund von Toggenburg[1116]Friedrich [V] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ITA von Toggenburg (-[13 Nov] before 26 Jan 1399)A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1117]Graue Rudolf von Hohemberg“ confirmed that “unser...huszfrou Ite von Dogkenburg” had received property by charter dated 12 Oct 1360[1118].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and second marriage has not been identified.  [The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “Id Nov” of “frauw Ita von Toggenburg[1119].]  m firstly (before 12 Oct 1360) RUDOLF [III] Graf von Hohenberg, son of RUDOLF [II] Graf von Hohenberg & his wife Margareta von Nassau (-1389 before 30 Nov).  m secondly (before 1392) as his second husband, HEINRICH Graf von Werdenberg in Trochtelfingen, son of EBERHARD Graf von Werdenberg in Schmalnegg & his second wife Sophie von Geroldseck (-after 29 Sep 1393). 

b)         MARGARETA von Toggenburg (-before 1367).  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1120]m ULRICH [I] Brun von Räzüns, son of ---. 

c)         GEORG von Toggenburg (-16 Nov 1361).  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1121]Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1122]The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “XVI Kal Dec” of “Graff Georg von Toggenburg anno 1361[1123]

d)         FRIEDRICH [VI] von Toggenburg (-[22 Jan/28 May] 1375).  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1124]Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1125].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1126]

e)         DONAT von Toggenburg (-7 Nov 1400).  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1127]Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1128].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1129]Graf von Toggenburg.  The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “VII Id Nov anno 1400” of “graff Donat von Toggenburg[1130]m AGNES von Habsburg, daughter of JOHANN [IV] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von [Hohen-]Landenberg-Greifensee (-after 1425).  She is named in charters dated 25 Apr 1408 and 1425[1131].  Donat & his wife had children: 

i)          KUNIGUNDE von Toggenburg (-after 1417)The marriage contract of “Gr. Donat von Toggenburg...seiner Tochter Kunegund” and “Grafen Wilhelm v. Montfort-Bregenz” is dated 29 Sep 1387[1132]m (contract 29 Sep 1387) WILHELM [IV] Graf von Montfort-Bregenz, son of KONRAD Graf von Montfort in Bregenz & his wife Agnes von Montfort in Feldkirch (-1422). 

f)          KRAFT von Toggenburg (-Bern 1368).  “Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1133].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1134]

g)         DIETHELM von Toggenburg (-27 Dec 1385)A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle names (in order) “ffrow Ita, frow Greta, Grauff Jörg, Grauff Fridrich, Grauff Donat und...Grauff Diethelm” as the children of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and his wife “Kungunden von Vatz[1135]Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1136].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1137]m as her first husband, KATHARINA von Werdenberg-Heiligenberg, daughter of ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Werdenberg-Heiligenberg & his second wife Agnes von Nürnberg (-after 30 Jun 1395).  She married secondly Heinrich Graf von Werdenberg-Vaduz.  “Graf Hainrich von Werdenberg von Sangans Herr ze Fadutz” confirmed the donation to Chur made by “min...Oehem Graf Rudolf von Montfort Herr ze Veltkirch selig”, confirmed by “Katherinen von Werdenberg miner...frowen...minen...vettern Graf Hansen von Werdenberg Herr ze Sangans”, by charter dated 28 Feb 1355[1138].  Diethelm & his wife had three children: 

i)          FRIEDRICH von Toggenburg (-Feldkirch 30 Apr 1436)Graf von ToggenburgA mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle records the death “Ain dem mayaubent” 1436 of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg”, buried “schilt und helm mit im[1139]m ELISABETH von Mätsch, daughter of ULRICH [IV] Vogt von Mätsch, Graf von Kirchberg & his wife Agnes von Kirchberg (-after 28 Sep 1436).  “Elsbeth Greuin zu Togkemburg geborn von Metsch witwe” reached agreement about the inheritance of “Graf Fridrich von Togkemburg unser...gemahel seliger” by charter dated 28 Sep 1436[1140]

ii)         CLEMENTIA von Toggenburg (-1401)m as his second wife, HUGO Graf von Montfort-Bregenz, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Montfort in Bregenz & his wife Ursula von Hohenberg (-[1424]). 

iii)        ITA von Toggenburg (-before 20 Jun 1414)m as his first wife, BERNHARD von Thierstein, son of WALRAM [IV] Graf von Thierstein & his wife Adelheid von Baden (-13 Dec 1437). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    CHUR-RÄTIEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN in CHUR-RÄTIEN

 

 

The area of Chur-Rätien lay south of Rheingau, in what is today the Swiss canton of Graubünden.  An early reference to the county of Chur is provided by the bull of Pope Leo III dated 14 May 779 issued to Kloster Pfeffers “in comitatu Curiensi[1141].  The early history of the county is obscure, the surviving primary sources including insufficient data to confirm an unbroken succession of counts between the 9th and early 11th centuries.  After the late 11th century, the county of Chur-Rhätien was held by the Grafen von Bregenz (see Chapter 5.A). 

 

 

1.         HUNFRID [I], son of --- (-808 or after)Marchese in Istria 799.  Pope Leo III wrote a letter to Emperor Charlemagne dated 806 which namesmissi vestry Helmengaudus…atque Hunfridus…comites[1142]Graf in Rätien 806/808.  m ---.  The name of Hunfrid's wife is not known.  Jackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he links with the family of Hunfried, and the Memorial book of St Gallen which lists the same persons with Robert, whom he identifies as son of Udalrich [I], deducing that "Hitta" was the wife of Hunfried [I] and sister of Robert, therefore Hidda, daughter of Udalrich [I] [Udalrichinger] & his wife ---[1143].  Graf Hunfrid [I] & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         [ADALBERT [I] (-killed in battle Retiense 13 May 841).  Jackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters[1144]Graf im Thurgau [836]/[838].  "Hludowicum regem" donated Abersee to Kloster Mondsee by charter dated 829 by the intervention of "Ernosto et Adalperto"[1145]The Gesta Francorum names "Adalberti comitis" in 839 and records his death in battle "in Retiense…841 III Id Mai"[1146].  Although it is not certain that the latter two entries relate to Adalbert [I], the reference to "Retiense" connects with "Rätien" where Adalbert's supposed father was Count.]  m ---.  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Graf Adalbert [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          UDALRICH (-[before 15 May 857]).  The Translatio sanguinis Domini names Udalrich as son of Adalbert [I][1147]Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks donated property to deacon Adalhelm which was previously in "comitatum Adelhelmi comitis…in pago Durgouue in locis…Bussenanc et Uuichrammesuuilare" which "temporibus Odelric comitis post illum Adelhelmi comitis in benefitium habuit" by charter dated 15 May 857[1148], which suggests that Udalrich Graf im Thurgau had died before the date of the charter, his lands passing to Adalhelm, probably a relative. 

b)         [UDALRICHJackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters609same person as…?  UDALRICH .  Marquis of Septimania [Gothie].  This co-identity is suggested by Jackman[1149]

c)         [HUNFRID [II] (-824 or after).  Jackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters609Graf in Rätien 823/824.  Einhard's Annales name "Adalungus abbas monasterii sancti Vedasti et Hunfridus comes Curiensis" as missi to "Liudemuhslum avunculum Bornæ ducis"[1150]Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names "Adalungum…abbatum et presbyterum et Hunfridum qui erat dux super Redicam" as the emperor's missi sent to Rome, dated to 823[1151].  Founder of Schänis.] 

d)         [LIUTSWINDJackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters[1152].] 

e)         [HITTAJackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters[1153].] 

f)          [IMMAJackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters[1154].] 

g)         [ABAJackman quotes the Memorial book of Reichenau which lists (in order) "Hunfridus, Hitta, Adelpreht, Odalrih, Hunfrid, Liutsind, Hitta, Imma, Aba", whom he identifies as Hunfried, his wife, their three sons and possible four daughters[1155].] 

 

 

1.         RODERICH (-after 831).  Graf in Rätien: Victor Bishop of Chur complained to Emperor Louis I about the predations of “Aroderico et suo pravo socio Herloino post acceptum comitatum facta est” by charter dated to [821][1156].  Emperor Louis I restored property to Victor Bishop of Chur which had been appropriated by “comite nostro...Rodorico...infra provinciam Retia” by charter dated 25 Jul 825[1157].  Emperor Louis I restored property to Kloster Pfeffers which had been appropriated by “comite...Rodericum” by charter dated 831 "villam Tatinriet" in "oppidum"[1158]

 

2.         ROCHAR (-after 12 Jun 849).  Graf [in Rätien]: Ludwig II King of Germany confirmed privileges, granted to the bishopric of Chur by his father Emperor Louis I after the invasions of “comite...Hrodericum”, after investigations carried out by Bernold Bishop of Strasbourg “Gotafridum sancti Gregorii monasterii abbatem...et Hrocharium comitem”, by charter dated 12 Jun 849[1159]

 

 

1.         ADALBERT [II] "der Erlauchte" (-9 Jan [900] or after 24 Jun 903).  Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that Adalbert [II] was the possible son of Adalbert [I] (see above)[1160].  Assuming that he was a descendant of Hunfrid [I] (and the family names suggest that this is likely), he could have been the son of any of the possible sons and daughters of Hunfrid who are named above.  "Ludowicus…rex" confirmed two exchanges between Hartmut abbot of St Gallen and "Adelbertus comes" of (firstly) a church in Filsingen "in suo comitatu…Scherra in loco…Filisininga" for farming land and (secondly) farming land "in suo comitatu…Durgauge in loco Turbatun" for property in Wizzinwang both charters dated 3 [Apr] 875[1161].  A charter dated 1 May 879 recording a donation to St Gallen is dated to "sub Uadelricho et Adalberto comitibus"[1162]Charters dated 10 Dec 882, 16 May 885 and 897 recording donations to St Gallen similarly name "Adalberto comitem"[1163]"Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Scerra in comitatu Adalebrti in loco Nuspilinga" to "capellano nostro…Elolfo" by charter dated 20 Jan 889[1164].  Graf im Alpgau 854/885.  Graf im Thurgau 855/893.  "Arnolfus…rex" donated property "in pago Perahtoltespara…in villa Esginga que ad comitatum Adalperti qui Skerra dicitur…pertinebant" previously owned by "A[da]lpertus…comes" to Kloster Reichenau by charter dated 5 Jun 889[1165].  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago Turgouue in comitatu Adalperti in villis Utteuuilare et Rihchinbahc" to "Alberico Adalperti…vassallo" by charter dated 20 Jun 889[1166].  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago Turgouue in comitatu Adalperti in villa Kachanang" to "fideli nostro Deothelm" by charter dated 4 Dec 889[1167].  "Arnolfus…rex" commanded "Adalberto, Perehtolto, Purgharto, Vodalrico et cunctis regni istius primatibus" to grant rights to Kloster St Gallen by an undated charter, placed in the compilation among charters dated [891/92][1168].  Graf im Osten der Bertoldsbaar 868/889.  Graf im Hegau 882/888.  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "comites…Adalpreht…"[1169]m ---.  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.  Graf Adalbert [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         BURKHARD [I] (-killed in battle [5 Nov] 911).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Marchio in Rätien 891/911.  Graf in der Baar 893.  He succeeded in 909 as BURKHARD I Duke of Swabia

-        DUKES of SWABIA

b)         ADALBERT [III] (-killed in battle 911).  The Annales Alamannicorum record that "Adalbertus frater eius [=Purghart comes et princeps Alamannorum]" was killed in 911 at "ecclesie Salamonis"[1170]Graf im Thurgau 894/910.  Graf im Klettgau 901/902. 

c)         MANEGOLD .  Pope John VIII names "Manegoldum filium Adelberti" in a letter addressed to "Carolo regis" dated 879[1171]

 

 

1.         HUNFRID [III] (-after 876)Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that Hunfrid [III] was the possible son of Adalbert [I] (see above)[1172].  Assuming that he was a descendant of Hunfrid [I] (and the family names suggest that this is likely), he could have been the son of any of the possible sons and daughters of Hunfrid who are named above.  A document of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 21 Mar 858 is subscribed by "Hungarius, Engilramnus, Isembardus, Odo, Osbertus, Ratbodus, Hunfridus, Odalricus, Rhodulfus, Engilschalcus, Herluinus, Hitto"[1173]Marquis of Septimania: Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks donated property "in pago Narbonensi…in villa Ripa-alta" to "fidelem…Isembertum" at the request of "Humfridi…comitis et marchionis", by charter dated 20 Jun 859[1174].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of Germany dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[1175]The Annales Bertiniani record that "Hunfridus Gothiæ marchio" expelled Comte Raymond from Toulouse in 863[1176]He fled to Italy in 864, then Swabia[1177].  Graf im Zürichgau 872/76. 

 

 

The parentage of the following individual is not known, but it is likely that he was related to the Hunfriding family as explained below: 

1.         ADALHELM (-after 12 Apr 858).  Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks donated property to deacon Adalhelm which was previously in "comitatum Adelhelmi comitis…in pago Durgouue in locis…Bussenanc et Uuichrammesuuilare" which "temporibus Odelric comitis post illum Adelhelmi comitis in benefitium habuit" by charter dated 15 May 857[1178].  It appears from this charter that Adalhelm had succeeded his predecessor, Udalrich probably a close relative, as Graf im Thurgau.  It is probable that deacon Adalhelm was a close relative of Graf Adalhelm.  Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks granted property to Wolvene for life and after his death to Kloster Rheinau "in ducatu Alemannico in pago Turgauue videlicet comitatu Adalhelmi" by charter dated 12 Apr 858[1179].  This charter provides one of the few examples of a pagus being co-extensive with a county in the 9th century. 

 

 

1.         BERTHOLD (-after 9 Apr 930).  Graf [in Chur].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erchangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[1180].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property to Diotolf Bishop of Chur on the advice of "Erchangarii comitis palatii, Perahtoldi, Chuonradi, Henrici" by charter dated 25 Sep 912[1181]Heinrich I King of Germany donated “ecclesiam...in valle Einiatina in comitatu Bertholdi comitis nostri in vico Sindes...decimis” to the church of St. Florin at Remüs, at the request of “comitis nostri Arnolfi”, by charter dated 9 Apr 930[1182]m ---.  The name of Berthold's wife is not known.  Berthold & his wife had one child:

a)         ADALBERT (-killed 954).  The Annales Sangallenses record that "Adalbert filius Perehctoldi et Arnolfus filius Arnolfi ducis" were killed in 954[1183]

 

 

1.         UDALRICH [VI] [Outzo], son of Graf UDALRICH [V] & his wife Wundelgart --- (-25 Aug [950/57], bur Lindau Frauenkloster)Graf in Rätien:  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "Luminius in pago Curiensi in comitatu Udalrici comitis" to Waldo Bishop of Chur by charter dated 3 Nov 926[1184].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the rights and privileges of Kloster Pfävers including property "in pago Retia…in comitatu Odalrrici comitis" by charter dated 9 Feb 950[1185]

 

2.         ADALBERT [I] (-after 29 Oct 980).  Graf in Rätien: "Otto…rex" donated property "in Recia Curiensi in comitatu Adalberti comitis" to the church of Chur by charter dated 16 Jan 958[1186].  "Otto…rex" granted the church at Pfeffikon "in ducatu Alemaniæ in pago Zurichgeuua in comitatu Luitonis comitis…et in provincia Rhætiæ Curiensis in comitatu Adalberti comitis in villa Amadeo" to the monks of Disentis by charter dated 16 May 960[1187].  "Otto…imperator augustus" made donations "in comitatu Zurichgau…loca…in comitatu Adelberti Retia" to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 23 Jan 965[1188].  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in pago Thureguoe in comitatu Burchardi comitis" to "Kloster Disentis in pago Curiorum in comitatu Adelberti comitis" by charter dated 12 Apr 965[1189]Otto II King of Germany confirmed property of Kloster Disentis, including property “in pago Raetiae in comitatu Adalberti comitis in loco Amedes”, by charter dated 4 Jul 976[1190]"Otto…imperator augustus" made donations "in pago Mundericheshundera in comitatu Hartmanni in villis Thiethereschiricha et Pargdorf et in pago Nibilgouue in vico Suarcensee in comitatu Adelberti et in pago Ringouue in comitatu Adelberti" to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 29 Oct 980[1191].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Adalbert was the likely ancestor of the GRAFEN von BREGENZ[1192]

 

3.         UDOGraf in Chur: Emperor Heinrich II donated Kloster Disentis “in pago Curiensi et Utonis comitatu” to the church of Brixen by charter dated 24 Apr 1020[1193]

 

4.         MARQUARD [II] (-after 30 Jan 1032)Graf in Rätien: Emperor Konrad II confirmed property of Kloster Pfeffers “situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Marquuardo” by charter dated 30 Jan 1032[1194]

 

5.         EBERHARD [von Bregenz], son of --- (-before 1079, bur Petershausen)A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “comes Eberhardus consanguineus...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Ekenwile....” and that “comes Uodalricus frater prædicti Eberhardi comitis” donated property “in Mentzenheim[1195]Graf in Rätien: Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed the privileges of Kloster Pfeffers "situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Eberhardi" by charter dated 22 Jun 1040[1196]King Heinrich III granted protection to Kloster Schännis “situm in pago Churwalaha in comitatu Eberhardi comitis” by charter dated 30 Jan 1045[1197].  [Vogt von Petershausen 1058.]  King Heinrich IV granted protection to Kloster Pfeffers “situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Eberhardi” by charter dated 1067[1198]

 

 

 

B.      VÖGTE von MÄTSCH

 

 

The territory of the Vogtei von Mätsch lay east of the current Swiss border with Austria, in the south-western part of the county of Tirol.  Its influence spread into the Cur-Rhätien area as well as in Tirol.  Today the town, known as Mazia, is located in the Italian Tirol about 5 kilometres east of Malles Venosta and about 15 kilometres east of the border with Switzerland. 

 

 

1.         HARTWIG [I] von Mätsch (-after 1167).  Hervicus de Macis et filius Fridericus...” witnessed the charter dated 1161 under which “Udalricus de Traspes et Uta uxor ac Udalricus filius” donated property to Kloster Marienberg[1199]m ---.  The name of Hartwig’s wife is not known.  Hartwig [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH von Mätsch (-after 25 Mar 1160).  “Walterus de Vazes et filius suus Walterus...Fridericus de Matia...” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1160 under which “Udalricus Traspensis” donated property to Chur[1200].  “Hervicus de Macis et filius Fridericus...” witnessed the charter dated 1161 under which “Udalricus de Traspes et Uta uxor ac Udalricus filius” donated property to Kloster Marienberg[1201]

 

2.         ARNOLD von Mätsch (-1221).  Bishop of Chur 1209. 

 

 

Two brothers:

1.         ULRICH [I] von MätschUdalricus, qui pennam levavit de Mazes, Egino frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1167 under which “dominus UIricus de Taraspes” exchanged property with Gebhard Abbot of Marienberg[1202]

2.         EGINO [I] von Mätsch (-before 1201).  Udalricus, qui pennam levavit de Mazes, Egino frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1167 under which “dominus UIricus de Taraspes” exchanged property with Gebhard Abbot of Marienberg[1203]A charter dated 24 Dec 1177 records an alliance between Egino Bishop of Chur and domino Udalrico de Traspes et domino Eginone de Mazia [...consanguineo suo]”, the latter receiving “advocatiam...montis S. Mariæ” [Marienberg][1204]m MECHTILD, daughter of --- (-25 Nov ----, [after 1173]).  The necrology of Chur records the death “VII Kal Dec” of “Machtilda uxor dni Eginonis de Mazie” and her donation 1173[1205].  Egino [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         EGINO [II] von Mätsch (-[before 17 Aug 1219])Dom. Egeno filius quondam domini Egenonis de Macis” and “Lanfrancum del Pisce” divided land “de Posclauio” by charter dated 27 Jun 1201[1206]Vogt von Mätsch.  His absence from his son’s 17 Aug 1219 charter quoted below suggests that Egeno [II] may have died before that date.  m ADELHEID von Wangen, daughter of ALBERO von Wangen & his wife --- (-after 17 Sep 1215).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document:  “Beral von Wanga” sold property, with the consent of “seines Bruders Albero und seiner Schwester Adelheid, der Gemahlin Egnos des Vogts von Matsch”, by charter dated 17 Sep 1215[1207].  Egino [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HARTWIG [II] von Mätsch (-20 Dec 1249).  His parentage is confirmed by the 15 Jun 1239 and 24 Nov 1243 charters quoted below.  Vogt von Mätsch

-         see below

 

 

HARTWIG [II] von Mätsch, son of EGINO [II] Vogt von Mätsch & his wife Adelheid von Wangen (-20 Dec 1249).  His parentage is confirmed by the 15 Jun 1239 and 24 Nov 1243 charters quoted below.  Vogt von Mätsch.  A charter dated 17 Aug 1219 records an alliance between Arnold Bishop of Chur and the town of Como, excepting obligations to domino Artuicho de Macio”, with “dominus Albertus de Vango et Bertoldus frater eius...comes Ugo de Monte forte et comes Dietelmus et Anricus de Sacco” as guarantors[1208].  A charter dated 15 Jun 1239 records a division of property bought from ihrem Blutsverwandten Herrn Hartwig von Matsch de Venosta, dem Sohne Herrn Egenos de Venosta seligen” between “die Brüder Gebhard und Conrad, Söhne Herrn Gebhards von Macio de Venosta seligen[1209]Domini Gebardus et Conradus fratres filii quondam dni Gebardi de Venusta” renounced rights in property “in territorio de Burm et de Pusclavio” granted by “dno Hartuicho advocato de Amacia filio quondam dni Egenonis de Amacia” by charter dated 24 Nov 1243[1210]

m [--- von Moosburg], daughter of ---.  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the following document: [the brother-in-law of Egino [III], her deceased son] Herr Rudolph Graf von Montfort als Vormund seiner Schwesterkinder, der von Matsch” agreed the inheritance “des Grafen Conrad von Moosburg seligen” with “Vogt Ulrich von Matsch” by charter dated Feb 1283[1211].  The question of her parentage is discussed in the document BAVARIA NOBILITY. 

Hartwig [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         ALBERO [I] von Mätsch (-10 Jan 1280)Vogt von Mätschm firstly ADELHEID, daughter of --- (-[1261]).  The primary source which confirms the name of Albero’s first wife has not been identified.  m secondly (contract 1263) as her second husband, SOPHIE von Velturns, widow of BRUNO Graf von Kirchberg, daughter of HUGO von Velturns & his wife Elisabeth Gräfin von Eppan und Sarentein (-1273).  The marriage contract between Hugone de Velturnes dicto de Lapide...et...dominam comitissam de Eppan et de Serentino...dominam Sophiam filiam dicti Hugonis” and “[Adalberonem]...advocatum de Mezh” is dated 1263[1212]A charter dated 14 Mar 1263 records the marriage of Ugone de Velturnis dictus de Lapide [...et dna Elisabeth eius uxor]...dnam Sophiam filiam ipsius dni Ugonis” and “dnus Albero filius quondam dni Artwigi advocati de Maz”, witnessed by “dnis Federico et Beralo nobilibus de Wanga, dno Egnone advocato de Maz, dnis Ulrico de Veturnes...[1213].  Albero [I] & his second wife had children: 

a)         ULRICH [II] von Mätsch (-murdered 9 Jul 1309, bur Marienberg)Vogt von Mätsch.  “Ulrich der Vogt von Matsch, Sohn weiland Herrn Alberos, für sich und in Namen des Vogts Egno, Sohn weiland Egnos von Matsch, seinem...Vetter” settled differences with “Herrn Egidius de Amazia de Venosta, dem Sohne weiland Herrn Gebhards de Amazia de Venosta” by charter dated 1294[1214].  Ulrich [II] confirmed that “fraw Sophia, so herrn Haugen tochter seligen von dem Stein ist, die Vögtin was von Matsch” had granted property to “in Ulrichs handt Ires Sohnes und Vogt von Matsch” by charter dated 10 Aug 1308[1215].  Ulrich [II] was murdered in 1309: according to different reports he was run through with a sword or suffocated with a handkerchief[1216]m as her first husband, MARGARETA von Vaz, daughter of WALTER [V] Herr von Vaz & his wife Liukard von Kirchberg (-after 1343).  She married secondly Ulrich von Aspermont.  Ulrich [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          OFFMEI UTEHILD von Mätsch (-after 1353)"Albertus…comes Goricie et Tyrolis, Aquilegiensis, Tridentine et Brixinensis ecclesiarum advocatus" confirmed donations to Tirol Neustift, with the consent of "domine Offemie consortis nostre", by charter dated 1313[1217]She founded the Carmelite convent of Lienz in 1348[1218]m (before 1313) as his second wife, ALBRECHT [III] Graf von Görz, son of ALBRECHT [II] Graf von Görz & his wife his second wife Euphemia von Ortenburg (-[1325/27]). 

ii)         ULRICH [III] von Mätsch (-25 Oct 1366)Vogt von Mätsch

-         see below

iii)        --- von Mätschm (before 1320) ULRICH von Ramschwag, son of ---. 

b)         HILDEGARD von Mätsch (-after 25 Jun 1319).  “Frau Hildegard, Herrn Alberos von Matsch seligen Tochter und deren Gemahl Otto, Sohn weiland Herrn Pilgreims” confirmed receiving payments from “Herrn Walther von Naturns” by charter dated 25 Jun 1319[1219]m OTTO, son of PILGRIM & his wife --- (-after 25 Jun 1319). 

2.         EGINO [III] von Mätsch (-murdered Graz 18 Apr 1277)Vogt von MätschHe was murdered at Graz by Swiker von Reichenberg[1220]m ADELHEID von Montfort, daughter of HUGO [II] Graf von Montfort & his wife --- von Burgau (-after 8 May 1302).  Dominus Rudolfus comes de Monteforti”, as “tutor puerorum sororis sue de Amazia pro ipsis nepotibus absentibus”, and “Ulricus nobilis advocatus de Amazia presens” renounced rights in “castro in Eurs et...bonis bone memorie domini Cu[nradi com]itis de Mosiburch”, by charter dated 10 Feb 1283[1221].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  Episcopum Curiensem”, in the name of “Egenlinii advocati de Amasia filii sororis sue ex una et Ulricum advocatum de Amacia ex parte altera”, settled a dispute between them by charter dated 5 Jun 1288[1222].  Egino [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         EGINO [IV] von Mätsch (-after Nov 1341)Ulrich der Vogt von Matsch, Sohn weiland Herrn Alberos, für sich und in Namen des Vogts Egno, Sohn weiland Egnos von Matsch, seinem...Vetter” settled differences with “Herrn Egidius de Amazia de Venosta, dem Sohne weiland Herrn Gebhards de Amazia de Venosta” by charter dated 1294[1223]m (contract end-Jul 1305) CLARA von Homberg, daughter of LUDWIG [I] Graf von Homberg & his wife Elisabeth von Rapperswil (-after 18 May 1313).  “Graf Hugo von Werdenberg” [uterine half-brother of Clara’s mother] promised payments following the marriage of “Vogte Egno von Matsch” and “seiner Schwestertochter Clara von Homberg” by charter dated end Jul 1305[1224].  Egino [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          JOHANN [I] von Mätsch (-after 1358). 

ii)         HARTWIG [III] von Mätsch (-1 Feb 1360). 

iii)        CLARA von Mätschm (before 30 Jul 1328) KONRAD von Schenna, son of ---. 

b)         BERTHA von Mätsch (-after 1297).  m (before 1281) WOLFHART Freiherr von Brandis, son of ---. 

c)         daughter von Mätsch (-after 1288).  m ---. 

 

 

ULRICH [III] von Mätsch, son of ULRICH [II] Vogt von Mätsch & his wife Margareta von Vaz (-25 Oct 1366)Vogt von Mätsch

m (before 8 Aug 1322) ADELHEID von Werdenberg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Werdenberg in Albeck und Trochtelfingen & his wife Agnes von Württemberg (-before 1365).  “Graf Rudolph von Werdenberg von Sargans” confirmed granting property to “Vogte Ulrich von Metsche” following his marriage with “unsers Sohnes Tochter Frau Alhaid” by charter dated 8 Aug 1322[1225]

Ulrich [III] & his wife had one child:

1.          ULRICH [IV] von Mätsch (-1402)Vogt von Mätsch.  Graf von Kirchberg.  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1361-1363.  m AGNES von Kirchberg, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Kirchberg & his wife Agnes von Teck (-1401).  Ulrich [IV] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ULRICH [V] von Mätsch (-[27 May/30 Jul] 1396)Vogt von Mätschm KUNIGUNDE von Montfort, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Montfort in Tettnang & his [first wife Adelheid von Habsburg-Laufenburg/second wife Klara von Ellenbach] (-after 1429).  Ulrich [V] & his wife had children: 

i)          ULRICH [VII] von Mätsch (-1431).  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1410-1411, 1429-1431. 

ii)         UTA von Mätsch (-1402).  m (1390) KONRAD Graf von Aichelberg, son of ---.  

iii)        WILHELM von Mätsch (-1429).  Statthalter zu Trient.  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1417-1429. 

b)         AGNES von Mätsch (-1421).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  “Graf Hermann von Tierstein und dessen Gemahlin Agnes geborene Matsch” acknowledged receiving property from “ihrem respectiven Schäher und Vater und dessen Söhnen, Vogt Ulrich V, Vogt Hans und wieder Vogt Ulrich VI gebrüdern” by charter dated 28 Apr 1393[1226]m firstly (Betrothed 30 May 1369) RUDOLF Graf von Montfort-Feldkirch, son of RUDOLF Graf von Montfort in Feldkirch & his first wife Anna von Berg-Schelklingen (-16 Nov 1390)m secondly (before 28 Apr 1393) HERMANN Graf von Thierstein, son of SIGMUND [II] Graf von Thierstein & his wife Verena de Neuchâtel-Nidau (-17 Jun 1405, bur Küngenthal). 

c)         JOHANN [II] von Mätsch (-[1396/97])m as her first husband, MARGARETA von Räzuns, daughter of --- (-after 1437).  She married secondly Johann Freiherr von Raron.  Johann [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ULRICH [VIII] von Mätsch (-1461).  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1431-1448.  m TEELA von Freundsberg, daughter of --- (-1439). 

d)         UTELHILD von Mätsch (-1415 before 3 Jun)m firstly (1376) as his second wife, MEINHARD VI Graf von Görz, son of ALBRECHT III Graf von Görz & his second wife Offmei Utehild von Mätsc h (-after 6 May 1385).  m secondly ([20 Sep 1386/6 Jan 1387]) JOHANN [II] Burggraf von Magdeburg, Graf von Retz und Hardegg, son of --- (-18 Jun 1424). 

e)         KONRAD von Matsch (-1386).  Canon at Brixen. 

f)          ELISABETH von Mätsch (-after 28 Sep 1436)Elsbeth Greuin zu Togkemburg geborn von Metsch witwe” reached agreement about the inheritance of “Graf Fridrich von Togkemburg unser...gemahel seliger” by charter dated 28 Sep 1436[1227]m FRIEDRICH Graf von Toggenburg, son of DIETHER Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Katharina von Werdenberg-Heiligenberg (-Feldkirch 30 Apr 1436). 

g)         ULRICH [VI] von Mätsch (-[1442/44]).  Graf von Mätschm (Betrothed 1394, 1397) BARBARA von Starkenberg, daughter of SIGMUND von Starkenberg & his wife Osanna von Ems (-1425).  Ulrich [VI] & his wife had children: 

i)          ULRICH [IX] von Mätsch (1419-1489)Graf von Mätsch.  Graf von Kirchberg.  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1471-1476.  m AGNES von Kirchberg, daughter of ---.  Ulrich [IX] & his wife had children: 

(a)       GAUDENZ von Mätsch (1436-1504).  Landeshauptmann von Tirol 1478-1482. 

 

 

 

C.      HERREN von VAZ

 

 

1.         WALTER [I] von Vaz (-after 10 Mar 1169).  “Walterus de Vazes et filius suus Walterus...Fridericus de Matia...” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1160 under which “Udalricus Traspensis” donated property to Chur[1228].  He is named in the 10 Mar 1169 charter of his son Rudolf.  m ---.  Walter [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         WALTER [II] von VazWalterus de Vazes et filius suus Walterus...Fridericus de Matia...” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1160 under which “Udalricus Traspensis” donated property to Chur[1229]

b)         RUDOLF [I] von Vaz (-[1194/1200])m (before 10 Mar 1169) WILLIBIRG von Veringen, daughter of MANEGOLD [I] Graf von Veringen & his wife ---.  Otto Bishop of Konstanz confirmed properties of Kloster Salem, including property donated by "Rodolfo de Uacif et uxore sua Williberga...cum patre suo Walthero" in the presence of “patre uxoris sue Manegoldo comite filiisque suis”, witnessed by “comes Manegoldus de Ueringin, Wolueardus filius eius et Eberhardus filius eius, Eberhardus comes de Nellimburc...”, by charter dated 10 Mar 1169[1230]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WALTER [III] von Vaz (-26 Nov 1254)Herr von VazWaltherus de Vatcis [...cum filiis meis et filia] et Rudolfus fratres carnales" sold property to Kloster Salem by charter dated 1216, witnessed by “Bertholdo pincerna de Tanne et fratre suo Peregrino Constantiensi canonico...[1231]m ADELHEID von Rapperswil, daughter of ---.  Walter [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RUDOLF [III] von Vaz (-27 Jul 1262).  Graf von Rapperswil. 

b)         WALTER [IV] von Vaz (-before 25 Apr 1255)

-        see below

c)         daughter .  Waltherus de Vatcis [...cum filiis meis et filia] et Rudolfus fratres carnales" sold property to Kloster Salem by charter dated 1216, witnessed by “Bertholdo pincerna de Tanne et fratre suo Peregrino Constantiensi canonico...[1232]

2.         RUDOLF von Vaz .  “Waltherus de Vatcis [...cum filiis meis et filia] et Rudolfus fratres carnales" sold property to Kloster Salem by charter dated 1216, witnessed by “Bertholdo pincerna de Tanne et fratre suo Peregrino Constantiensi canonico...[1233]

 

 

WALTER [IV] von Vaz, son of WALTER [III] Herr von Vaz & his wife Adelheid von Rapperswil (-before 25 Apr 1255)

m [--- von Montfort], daughter of [HUGO [I] Graf von Montfort [Tübingen] & his wife Mechtild ---].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 25 Apr 1255 under which [her son] "Waltherus de Vatz" donated property to Kloster Salem, as its ally like “pie memorie pater meus et avus meus Waltherus de Vatz”, on the advice of “avunculi mei domni Hugonis comitis Montisfortis”, witnessed by “Rudolfus et Ulricus filii domini comitis memorati...[1234], assuming that “avunculus” in that document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle. 

1.         WALTER [V] von Vaz (-4 Nov 1284)m LIUKARD von Kirchberg, daughter of EBERHARD [III] Graf von Kirchberg & his wife Uta von Neiffen (-24 May 1326).  Walter [V] & his wife had children: 

a)         DONAT von Vaz (-23 Apr [1337/38]).  m GUOTA von Ochsenstein, daughter of ---.  Donat & his wife had two children: 

i)          KUNIGUNDE von Vaz (-6 Feb 1364)Pope Benedict XII granted dispensation for the marriage of Friedrich [V] and Kunigunde von Vaz[1235].  The dispensation for 4o consanguinity was dated 3 Oct 1336[1236].  A mid-15th century Toggenburg Chronicle records the marriage “an sant jörgen tag” 1437 [correct to 1337] of “Grauff Fridrich von Toggeenburg” and “Kungunden von Vatz[1237]Graf Friderich von Toggenburg...und frow Kunigund herren Dontaz seligen von Vatz...tochter und unser...hußfrowen” renounced certain rights of her father in favour of Chur by charter dated 27 Nov 1338[1238].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1351 records the sale of property by “...Simons selgen Straiffesz Töchteren”, with the consent of “frowen Küngunt von Fatz Gräfin von Tockenburg...Graf Friderich von Tockenburg[1239].  “Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1240].  Peter Bishop of Chur granted property to “Kunigund (von Vatz erborn) Gräfin von Toggenburg, Gräff Fridrich der jünger, Gräff Donat, Gräff Kraft und Greff Diethelm gebrüder von Toggenburg” by charter dated 3 Sep 1362[1241].  “Ursella geborn von Vatz gräuin von Werdenberg von Sanegans und...graf Johans ir sun” renounced certain rights in favour of “graf Friedrichen von Thoggenburg dem elteren und...Kungunden gebornen von Watzz gräuin von Thogenburg” by charter dated 22 Mar 1363[1242]The necrology of Wald records “Non Feb” of “comes Frydericus et uxor eius Kungünd de Toggenburg” and their donation[1243].  It is unclear which death this entry commemorates, in light of the other necrology entries relating to Friedrich’s wife quoted below.  The necrology of Frauenthal records the death “Non Feb” of “Frau Kunigundis ein gräfin von Toggenburg” and “VIII Id Feb” of “frauw Kunegund von Toggenburg anno 1364[1244].  The necrology of Wurmsbach records the death “Non Feb” of “Frow Künigund von Toggenburg[1245]m (Papal dispensation 3 Oct 1336, 23 Apr 1337) FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Toggenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [IV] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Ita von Homberg (-[5 Feb] [1364]). 

ii)         URSULA von Vaz (-after 7 Jul 1367).  “Graf Rudolf von Sant Gans von Werdenberg und...Ursell von Vats gräfin von Sant Gans desz ietzgenanten graf Rudolfes von Werdenberg...husfrow” renounced rights in favour of “ir...swester fro Kungunden von Vats gräfin von Tockenburg graf Fridrichs von Tockenburg...wirtennen und graf Georgen graf Friderichen graf Donaten graf Kraften, graf Dyethelmen grafen von Toggenburg gebrüdern” by charter dated 6 Feb 1353[1246].  “Ursella geborn von Vatz gräuin von Werdenberg von Sanegans und...graf Johans ir sun” renounced certain rights in favour of “graf Friedrichen von Thoggenburg dem elteren und...Kungunden gebornen von Watzz gräuin von Thogenburg” by charter dated 22 Mar 1363[1247]m (before 15 Aug 1337) RUDOLF [IV] Graf von Werdenberg-Sargans, (-[21 Jan/15 Mar] 1361). 

b)         MARGARETA von Vaz (-after 1343)m firstly ULRICH [II] Vogt von Mätsch, son of ALBERO [I] Vogt von Mätsch & his wife Sophie von Velturns (-murdered 9 Jul 1309, bur Marienburg).  m secondly ULRICH von Aspermont, son of --- (-1333). 

c)         --- von Vaz )m WALTER [IV] von Eschenbach, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN im RHEINGAU

 

 

The Rheingau straddled the upper reaches of the river Rhine before it flows into Lake Constance. 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von BREGENZ

 

 

Bregenz is located on the south-east shore of Lake Constance, in the Rheingau, and is now in the western Austrian province of Vorarlberg.  According to the Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis[1248], the Grafen von Bregenz were descended from Graf Udalrich [VII].  Europäische Stammtafeln, on the other hand, shows Adalbert, brother of Graf Udalrich [VII], as the likely ancestor of the Grafen von Bregenz[1249] although the basis for this speculation has not yet been found. 

 

 

UDALRICH [VII], son of UDALRICH [VI] [Outzo] & his wife Diepurga --- (-16 Mar 973)The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Oudalricum alterum Marquardum tercium Liutfridum quartum Gebehardum" as the four sons of "Outzo comes", specifying that Udalrich fought in the war of Emperor Otto I against the Hungarians, founded "Lindaugense monasterium" where he was buried and left posterity "apud Brigantium"[1250]Graf 955.  The Annales Sangallenses record the deaths in 973 of "Udalricus comes et Ekkehardus monachus"[1251]The necrology of Petrishusen records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Uodolricus com frater s Gebehardi"[1252]

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

Graf Udalrich [VII] & his wife had [two] children:

1.         [MARQUARD [I] (-1019).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Marquard [I] was the possible son of Adalbert[1253], but this is inconsistent with the Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis which names Graf Udalrich [VII], brother of Adalbert, as ancestor of the Grafen von Bregenz[1254].  Whatever the precise relationship, it is likely that Graf Marquard [I] belonged to this family as the name Marquard was also borne by another brother of Udalrich [VII] and Adalbert.  The Annales Einsidlenses record the death in 1019 of "Marahward comes"[1255]

2.         [ADALBERTm ---.  The name of Adalbert's wife is not known.]  Adalbert & his wife had [one possible child]:

a)         [WERNER [I] (-killed in battle 23 Aug 1040).  Vogt von Kaufungen. 

-        GRAFEN von GRÖNINGEN

 

 

1.         MARQUARD [II] (-after 30 Jan 1032).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Marquard [II] was the possible son of Marquard [I][1256], presumably because they shared the same name.  Graf in Rätien: Emperor Konrad II confirmed property of Kloster Pfeffers “situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Marquuardo” by charter dated 30 Jan 1032[1257]

 

 

According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the following four brothers were sons of Graf Marquard [II] (see above)[1258].  The basis for this speculation is not known, although continuity in the use of the names Ulrich and Marquard does suggest a close relationship with the previous family. 

 

1.         OTTO [I] (-1 Dec ----).  Graf [im Rheingau]: Emperor Heinrich III granted jurisdiction to the bishop of Chur over a forest "in comitatu Ottonis comitis", on one side from "valle Versamia ex utraque parti Rheni usque ad fluvium Langorum", with the consent of “prædicti Ottonis comitis et Roudolfi, Eginonis et filiorum eius, alterius Eginonis, Hunberti, Adelberonis et cæterorum conprovincialium” and on the other side from “Rheni usque ad Tuminga, quæ fluit per Regacium” with the consent of “abbatis Fabariensis Pirihtilonis et advocati sui Werenheri”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1050[1259]Graf im Linzgau, Buchhorn und Oberrätien 1058.  He founded Kloster Hofen before 1089.  "Johanna" donated property "in pago Linzigouva in comitatu Ottonis in loco…Urenouva" to Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated 4 Apr 1094, witnessed by "Berhtoldi ducis Suevorum, Burchardi comitis de Nellenburg advocati predicti monasterii, Manegoldi comitis et Wolfradi filii sui de Alshusen, Burchardi comitis de Frickinga…"[1260].  The necrology of Hofen records the death "XVIII Kal Jan" of "Otto com"[1261], which could refer to the husband of Berta of their son.  m BERTA, daughter of --- (-31 Jan ----).  The necrology of Hofen records the death "XI Kal Feb" of "Bertha com vidua fundatoris huius monasterii"[1262].  Graf Otto [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         OTTO [II] (-killed 1089, bur Kloster Hofen).  Graf von Buchhorn.  The Chronicon of Bernold records that "in Alemannia Otto comes…adulter" was beheaded by troops of "Ludovici comitis" whose wife he had married during her husband's lifetime and for which he had been excommunicated by the bishop of Konstanz, and his burial "apud monasterium in prædio ipsius constructum"[1263]m (bigamously, as her second husband) ---, wife of LUDWIG Graf, daughter of ---. 

2.         MARQUARD [III] (-[1080]).  Graf im Argengau und Rheingau. 

3.         ULRICH [IX] (-before 1079, bur Petershausen).  Graf von Bregenz.  Graf im Argengau und Nibelgau.  A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “comes Eberhardus consanguineus...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Ekenwile....” and that “comes Uodalricus frater prædicti Eberhardi comitis” donated property “in Mentzenheim[1264]m ---.  The name of Ulrich's wife is not known.  Graf Ulrich [IX] & his wife had three children:

a)         MARQUARD [IV] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1079. 

b)         ULRICH [X] (-[26/28] Oct 1097, bur Mehrerau).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Bregenz

-        see below

c)         HEINRICH (-after 29 Dec 1094).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf im Nibelgau.  "Adelbertus" donated property "in pago Niebilgouva in comitatu Heinrici et in locis…Willeheris…Isinhartis…Siggun…Egilsvendi" to Schaffhausen St Salvator by charter dated 29 Dec 1094[1265]m ---.  The name of Heinrich´s wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

i)          --- von Zeilm --- von Steusslingen, daughter of ---. 

ii)         daughter .  m [ADALBERO] von Twiel, son of ---. 

4.         EBERHARD (-before 1079, bur Petershausen)A list of donations to Einsiedeln records that “comes Eberhardus consanguineus...Hermanni abbatis” donated “Ekenwile....” and that “comes Uodalricus frater prædicti Eberhardi comitis” donated property “in Mentzenheim[1266]Graf in Rätien: Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed the privileges of Kloster Pfeffers "situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Eberhardi" by charter dated 22 Jun 1040[1267]King Heinrich III granted protection to Kloster Schännis “situm in pago Churwalaha in comitatu Eberhardi comitis” by charter dated 30 Jan 1045[1268].  [Vogt von Petershausen 1058.]  King Heinrich IV granted protection to Kloster Pfeffers “situm in pago Retia Curiensi in comitatu Eberhardi” by charter dated 1067[1269]

 

 

ULRICH [X] von Bregenz, son of ULRICH [IX] Graf von Bregenz & his wife --- (-[26/28] Oct 1097, bur Mehrerau).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Bregenz.  He founded Kloster Andelsbach, and in 1094 Kloster Mehrerau.  King Heinrich IV donated Kloster Pfeffers “sita...in Curwalia in comitatu Odalrici comitis de Bragancia” to the bishopric of Basel by charter dated Mar 1095[1270]The Chronicon of Bernold records the death "1097 VI Kal Nov" of "Oudalricus comes" at "apud Brigantium" where he had become a monk[1271].  The necrology of Augiæ Maioris records the death "VI Kal Nov" of "Ulricus com fundator huius loci"[1272].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VII Kal Nov" of "Uodalricus com de Brigantia"[1273]

Betrothed to --- von Habsburg, daughter of WERNER Graf [von Habsburg] & his wife Reginlint ---.  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "comes Oudalricus…Brigantium", records his betrothal to "filiam Wernheri comitis de Habichisburc" but states that he "concubit latenter cum Berhta filia Ruodolfi regis"[1274]

m (before 1077) BERTHA  von Rheinfelden, daughter of RUDOLF Graf von Rheinfelden [later King of Germany] & his wife Adelaide de Savoie (-20 Jan after 1128, bur Mehrerau).  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "comes Oudalricus…Brigantium", records his betrothal to "filiam Wernheri comitis de Habichisburc" but states that he "concubit latenter cum Berhta filia Ruodolfi regis"[1275].  Gräfin von Kellmunz.  The Casus Monasterii Petrishusensis names "Bertha relicta Oudalrici" and "filiorum suorum Roudolfi et Oudalrici" recording their donation after her husband died[1276]The necrology of Augiæ Maioris records the death "XIII Kal Feb" of "Bertha com"[1277].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "XIII Kal Feb" of "Berhta com de Brigantia"[1278]

Graf Ulrich [X] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         [ADELHEID (-before 28 Jun 1165).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1279], the wife of Graf Ulrich may have been the daughter of Ulrich [X] Graf von Bregenz & his wife Bertha von Rheinfelden.  This is presumably based on a chronicle about the bishopric of Konstanz written by Jakob Manlius (date not specified) which records that in 1098 Kloster Bregenz was founded by “Ulrico...Rhetorum et Brigantiæ comite qui fuit avus...comitis Rudolphi de Pfullendor