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Chapter 1.                COMTES et VICOMTES d'AUXERRE. 2

A.         COMTES d'AUXERRE 859-921. 2

B.         COMTES d'AUXERRE 1016-1273. 5

C.        VICOMTES d'AUXERRE.. 9

D.        COMTES d'AUXERRE 1273-1440, SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT (BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 10

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in AUXERRE. 20

A.         SEIGNEURS de CHARNY et de CHÂTEL-CENSOIR.. 20

B.         SEIGNEURS de MAILLY.. 23

C.        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-BRIS (MELLO) 25

D.        SEIGNEURS de TOUCY.. 39

E.         SEIGNEURS de VENISY.. 50

 

 

The county of Auxerre was located in the north-western part of the duchy of Burgundy, east of the Loire and straddling the river Yonne from north of the town of Auxerre to Coulanges in the south.  Its eastern and northern borders were marked by the river Serein, tributary to the Yonne[1].  Evolved from the pagus Autissiodorensis (Auxerrois), it was one of the earliest recorded Burgundian counties which the Carolingian monarchs granted to, and confiscated from, their supporters in reward for service to the crown.  The county passed to Richard, brother of Boson King [of Provence], in 886.  It remained part of the territory of the dukes of Burgundy until its capture by Landry Comte de Nevers in alliance with Robert II King of France.  The king granted the county to his daughter as dowry on her marriage with Landry’s son[2]

 

The county of Auxerre was ruled by the comtes de Nevers until the end of the 12th century.  The heiress of the three counties of Auxerre, Nevers and Tonnerre married (as his first wife) Pierre [II] Seigneur de Courtenay (who was later installed as Pierre I Latin Emperor of Constantinople).  Thereafter a succession of female heiresses resulted in the county passing through several different families.  Mathilde de Courtenay succeeded her mother as countess in 1192, although her father declared himself count in 1199.  Mathilde’s first husband, Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, succeeded as count in 1219 after his father-in-law died.  After Hervé died three years later, his widow resumed control of the county until her own death in 1257.  Auxerre (together with Nevers and Tonnerre) passed to her great-granddaughter Mathilde de Bourbon, heiress of her grandmother Agnes de Donzy (daughter of Hervé and Mathilde, and wife of Guy [I] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol) and of her mother Yolande de Châtillon (wife of Archambaud [IX] Seigneur de Bourbon) both of whom had predeceased their mother and grandmother.  Mathilde de Bourbon married Eudes de Bourgogne, son of Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, bringing the three counties of Auxerre, Nevers and Tonnerre into the family of the Capet dukes of Burgundy.  Mathilde died in 1262, followed Eudes in 1266, and succession to the three counties was disputed by their daughters.  The dispute was eventually settled in 1273 by the parlement which allocated Auxerre to the third daughter Alix, wife of Jean [II] de Chalon Seigneur de Rochefort (of the family of the counts of Burgundy). 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES et VICOMTES d'AUXERRE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d'AUXERRE 859-921

 

 

1.         ERMENOLDComte d'Auxerre.  Marin Bishop of Auxerre, contemporary of Charles I King of the West Franks (later Emperor Charlemagne), names "primus comes pagi Autissiodorensis Ermenoldus" in his acts and records his foundation of the monastery at Auxerre in honour of the Saviour[3]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         CONRAD, son of CONRAD [Welf] Comte de Paris & his wife --- (-876)His parentage is deduced from Regino who names "Ruodolfus filius Chuonradi, nepos Huggonis abbatis"[4], the latter being recorded in the Miraculis Sancti Germani as "Hugo" one of the sons of "Chuonradus princeps", the patron of the church of Saint-Germain at Auxerre[5].  He helped save Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks after the invasion of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks.  Comte d'Auxerre.  He fell into disgrace in 861, and passed into the service of the sons of Emperor Lothar.  He received from Geneva, Lausanne and Sion from Louis II King of Italy.  Marquis of Transjurania in Dec 864. 

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2.         HUGUES "l'Abbé" (-Orléans 12 May 886, bur Saint-Germain d'Auxerre)The Miraculis Sancti Germani names "Hugo" as one of the sons of "Chuonradus princeps" who continued to patronise the church of Saint-Germain at Auxerre after their father's death[6].  Abbot of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre 853.  Abbot of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre 853.  Imperial missus in Auxerre 853.  Abbot of Saint-Riquier until 861.  Abbot of Saint-Bertin 859/62.  He was a supporter of King Lothaire 861/865.  Marquis de Neustrie, Comte de Tours et d'Angers 866:  the Annales Bertiniani record that "Hugoni clerico, avunculi sui [=Karoli regis] Chonradi filio" received the counties of Tours and Angers in 866[7]Comte d'Auxerre in [866], assuming that Hugues was appointed to succeed Robert "le Fort" in this as well as the latter's other counties, although the primary source which confirms this beyond doubt has not been identified.  Abbot of Saint-Martin de Tours 866.  Abbot of St Vaast, Arras [874].  Abbot of Saint-Aignan, Orléans before 876.  Abbot of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre 877.  Abbot of Sainte-Colombe de Sens 877.  Chaplain of the imperial chapel [880].  The necrology of the cathedral of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre records the death 12 May of "Hugo abbas"[8]

 

 

1.         ROBERT "le Fort" (-killed in battle Brissarthe 2 Jul 866).  The question of the origin of Robert "le Fort" is discussed in detail in FRANCE CAPETIAN KINGS.  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Dodo episcopus, Hrotbertus et Osbertus" as missi in "Cinnomannio, Andegavensi, atque Turonico, Corboniso, et Sagiso"[9].  He rebelled against King Charles II in 858.  Robert submitted to the king's authority, when he was given command of the march of Neustria which had been confiscated from the Rorgonid family for supporting the revolt of Louis (later King Louis II) against his father[10]Regino records that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks invested "Rodberto comiti" with "ducatum inter Ligerim et Sequanam adversum Brittones" in 861[11]The Annales Bertiniani record that "Rodbertus" attacked "Salomone duce" [duke of Brittany] in 862[12].  The Annales record that King Charles’s son, the future King Louis II "le Bègue", rebelled against his father in 862 and, heading an army of Bretons, defeated "Rotbertum patris fidelem" in 862 and burned Angers yet again[13]Count in the march of Anjou [862/63]:  the creation of the "march" of Anjou is probably dated to the early 860s, as the Annales Bertiniani name "Rodberto, qui marchio in Andegavo fuerat" in 865[14].  However, this change of jurisdictional status must have been insufficient to control the Bretons and the Vikings as the mention of Robert in the Annales in 865 is in the context of King Charles imposing direct rule in the area by sending "Hludowicum filium suum" into "Neustriam" and granting him "comitatum Andegavensem et abbatiam Maioris-monasterii et quasdam villas illi", while Robert was compensated with "comitatum Autissiodorensem et comitatum Nivernensem".  Comte d'Auxerre and Comte de Nevers 865.  The Annales Bertiniani name "Rodbertus et Odo" as "præfecti" in the Seine valley area in 866 when recording that they repelled the Vikings who had sailed up river as far as "castrum Milidunum"[15].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Rotbertum et Ramnulfum, Godtfridum quoque et Heriveum comites" were defeated by the Vikings at "Brieserta" in 866, where Robert was killed[16].  The Adonis Continuatio records that "Robertus quoque atque Ramnulfus…inter primos ipsi priores" were killed by the Vikings in 866[17]

 

 

1.         GIRBAUD (-after 902)Comte d'AuxerreThe Chronicle of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire records Viking incursions as far as Orléans, soon after the death of Emperor Charles II "le Chauve" (dated elsewhere to 877), which were repelled by Hugues l'Abbé and "Girbold…comte d'Auxerre"[18].  Comte Girbaud's participation in the siege of Paris of 886 is recorded[19].  He is named in his mother-in-law’s charter dated 902 quoted below.  m REINTRUDIS, daughter of --- & his wife Adela --- (-after 902).  [Her mother] "Atila comitissa" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon "pro requie anime viri sui Milonis comitis" with the consent of "Girbaldus comes et Reintrudis uxor eius filia ipsius Atile" by charter dated 902[20]

 

 

1.         RICHARD, son of comte BUVINUS [Bouvin] & his wife --- d'Arles (-[31 Aug or 1 or 29 Sep] 921, bur Abbaye de Sainte-Colombe de Sens, Yonne)The Annales Bertiniani name "Richardus frater Bosonis" when recording that, after the capture of Vienne by the forces of King Carloman, he took “uxorem Bosonis et filiam eius” back to “comitatum suum Augustudensem” in 882[21].  Comte in 876, subsequently assuming the role of his brother Boson as missus in Italy in early 877, when the latter was recalled by Emperor Charles II.  Comte d’Autun.  He established himself in the future duchy of Burgundy, north of his brother's realm, with his capital at Autun.  He was invested as lay abbot of Saint-Symphorien by Carloman King of the East Franks in 880.  He succeeded his wife's uncle Hugues l'Abbé as Comte d'Auxerre in 886.  He led the Carolingian army which besieged his brother King Boso at Vienne in 882.  The counties in Burgundy, except Mâcon, submitted to him.  In 890 he was referred to as dux, marchio in 900, and dux Burgundionem in 918/921, later known as RICHARD "le Justicier" Duke of Burgundy

 

 

 

B.      COMTES d'AUXERRE 1016-1273

 

 

The Comtes d’Auxerre from the family of the comtes de Nevers are set out below in outline form only to show the succession to Auxerre.  For full details, see the document BURGUNDY NOBILITY - NEVERS. 

 

 

RENAUD [I] de Nevers, son of LANDRY Comte de Nevers & his wife Mathilde de Bourgogne-Comté (-killed in battle Seignelay 29 May 1040, bur Auxerre, Saint-Germain).  "Landricus…comes" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1010] subscribed by "…Rainaldi eius filii…"[22]Comte d’Auxerre [1016], de iure uxoris"Landrici comitis, Rainaldi filii eius et uxoris eius, Widoni et uxoris eius Acherada…Rodberti filii Gibaldi" subscribed the charter dated Jun 1023 under which "Gibaldus" donated property to Cluny[23]He succeeded his father in 1028 as Comte de Nevers

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Nevers (-20 Jun 1098, bur Nevers, Saint-Etienne).  "Rainaldus comes Nivernensis" donated property "Belmontis" to Cluny, for the souls of "…uxoris mee Advise et filiorum meorum qui presentes sunt…" by charter dated to [1028/40], subscribed by "filii eorum Willelmi"[24].  He succeeded his father in 1040 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'AuxerreComte de Tonnerre, de iure uxoris

a)         RENAUD [II] de Nevers (-killed 5 Aug 1089).  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum names "Guillelmum et Renaldum" as the two sons of "Guillelmus…I", stating that Renaud possessed "Malliacum et Huben, duo nobilia castra"[25]

i)          GUILLAUME [III] de Nevers (-20 Aug 1148).  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum names "Guillelmum" as the son of "Guillelmus…[filios]…Renaldum" and his second wife, commenting that he succeeded his grandfather[26].  He succeeded his grandfather in 1100 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d’Auxerre

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GUILLAUME [III] de Nevers, son of RENAUD [II] de Nevers & his second wife Agnes de Baugency (-20 Aug 1148).  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum names "Guillelmum" as the son of "Guillelmus…[filios]…Renaldum" and his second wife, commenting that he succeeded his grandfather[27].  He succeeded his grandfather in 1100 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d’Auxerre

1.         GUILLAUME [IV] de Nevers (-Auxerre 21 Nov 1161, bur Auxerre Saint-Germain).  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum names "Guillelmum et Renaldum" as the sons of "Guillelmum", son of "Guillelmus…[filius Renaldi]"[28].  He succeeded his father in 1148 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre

a)         GUILLAUME [V] de Nevers ([1145]-Acre 24 Oct 1168, bur Bethlehem).  The Libro de Libertate Monasterii Vizeliacensis names "Nivernensis comes Guilelmus filius Gulielmi Cartusiensis…filius eius Gulielmus"[29].  He succeeded his father in 1161 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre

b)         GUY [I] de Nevers ([1149]-Tonnerre, Yonne 19 Oct 1175)"W Nivernensium comes" granted taxation rights to the church of Autun with the consent of "Ida cometissa et filius meus Guido…[et] Guillelmus filius meus" by charter dated 1158[30]The Chronicon of Robert canon of St Maria, Auxerre names "Guillelmus Nivernensis comes…Guido frater eius" when recording that he succeeded his brother[31].  He left for Palestine with his brother, returning in [1170][32] when he succeeded as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre, Comte de Tonnerre.  

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GUY [I] de Nevers, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte de Nevers & his wife ([1149]-Tonnerre, Yonne 19 Oct 1175)"W Nivernensium comes" granted taxation rights to the church of Autun with the consent of "Ida cometissa et filius meus Guido…[et] Guillelmus filius meus" by charter dated 1158[33]The Chronicon of Robert canon of St Maria, Auxerre names "Guillelmus Nivernensis comes…Guido frater eius" when recording that he succeeded his brother[34].  He left for Palestine with his brother, returning in [1170][35] when he succeeded as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre, Comte de Tonnerre

1.         AGNES de Nevers ([1169/70]-[Mailly] 2 or 6 Feb 1193).  The Chronologia Roberti Altissiodorenses records that "Guido comes" left two children by his wife "Mathildis", stating that they became wards of the king after their father died[36].  She succeeded her brother in 1181 as Ctss de Nevers, Ctss d'Auxerre.  She succeeded as Ctss de Tonnerre when she and her husband bought Tonnerre from her mother in 1191[37]m (1184) as his first wife, PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Courtenay, son of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay Dame de Courtenay ([1155]-Epirus after Jun 1219).  He succeeded as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre in 1184, by right of his first wife.  After his defeat by Hervé de Donzy, following their dispute over the château de Gien, Pierre de Courtenay was confirmed as Comte d'Auxerre, Comte de Tonnerre for life in 1199 but was obliged to cede the county of Nevers, as well as his daughter's hand in marriage, to Hervé.  He was elected in 1216 to succeed his brother-in-law Henri de Flandres as PIERRE I Emperor of Constantinople

a)         MATHILDE de Courtenay ([1188]-29 Jul 1257, bur Abbaye de Réconfort, near Monceaux-le-Comte).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem" as only daughter of "comitis Petris" & his first wife, specifying that she married firstly "Herveio Gaufridi filio de Giam et de Dunzeio" and secondly "comiti Gugoni Forensi"[38].  She succeeded her mother in 1193 as Ctss de Nevers, Ctss d'Auxerre, Ctss de Tonnerre, under the guardianship of her father.  m firstly (contract Paris Oct 1199, Papal dispensation 20 Dec 1213) HERVE [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, de Gien et de Saint-Aignan, son of HERVE [III] Seigneur de Donzy et de Gien & his first wife Mathilde Goët Dame de Montmirail (-Château de Saint-Aignan 22 Jul 1222, bur Abbaye de Pontigny near Auxerre).  The necrology of the Cathedral of Nevers records the death "X Kal Feb" of "Herveus comes Nivernensis"[39]m secondly (Jul 1226) as his third wife, GUY [IV] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [III] Comte de Lyon et de Forez [Albon] & his second wife Adalasia --- (-Castellaneta, Apulia 29 Oct 1241, bur Notre-Dame de Montbrison).  He succeeded as Comte de Nevers in 1226, by right of his wife.  He died while returning from Crusade with Thibaut King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne[40]

2.         GUILLAUME [VI] de Nevers ([1171/75]-17 Oct 1181, bur Abbaye de Saint-Michel).  The Chronologia Roberti Altissiodorenses records that "Guido comes" left two children by his wife "Mathildis", stating that they became wards of the king after their father died[41].  He succeeded his father in 1175 as Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre

 

 

HERVE [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, de Gien et de Saint-Aignan, son of HERVE [III] Seigneur de Donzy et de Gien & his first wife Mathilde Goët Dame de Montmirail (-Château de Saint-Aignan 22 Jul 1222, bur Abbaye de Pontigny near Auxerre).  He disputed possession of the château de Gien with Pierre de Courtenay, but defeated the latter and obliged him to agree to the hand of his daughter as well as the transfer of the county of Nevers.  The arrangement was confirmed by Philippe II King of France in Nov 1199.  His father-in-law invested him as Comte de Tonnerre before leaving France in early 1217 following his appointment as Emperor of Constantinople.  He succeeded his father-in-law in 1219 as Comte d'Auxerre[42]

m (contract Paris Oct 1199, Papal dispensation 20 Dec 1213) as her first husband, MATHILDE de Courtenay, daughter of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Courtenay [later PIERRE I Emperor of Constantinople] & his first wife Agnes Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre ([1188]-29 Jul 1257, bur Abbaye de Réconfort, near Monceaux-le-Comte).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem" as only daughter of "comitis Petris" & his first wife, specifying that she married "Herveio Gaufridi filio de Giam et de Dunzeio"[43].  She succeeded her mother in 1193 as Ctss de Nevers, Ctss d'Auxerre, Ctss de Tonnerre, under the guardianship of her father who declared himself Comte d'Auxerre, Comte de Tonnerre in 1199.  After her husband died in 1222, Mathilde resumed control of Auxerre until her own death in 1257.  She married secondly (Jul 1226) as his third wife, Guy [IV] Comte de Forez

1.         AGNES de Donzy (-1225).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comiti Herveo Nivernensi…filia" was betrothed to "Philippo primogenitor domni Ludovici", and that after he died she married "Guido primogenitus Galtheri de Sancti Paolo"[44].  Dame de Donzy.  The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records in 1222 the marriage of the daughter of "Henri comte de Nevers" and "Gui comte de Saint-Paul"[45].  Her daughter was heiress of the county of Nevers.  m (1221) GUY [I] Comte de Saint-Pol, son of GAUCHER [III] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth Ctss de Saint-Pol (-killed in battle Aug 1226). 

a)         YOLANDE de Châtillon ([1221/22]-1254).  Heiress of the counties of Nevers and Tonnerre.  m ([30 May 1228]) ARCHAMBAUD de Bourbon, son of ARCHAMBAUD [VIII] "le Grand" Seigneur de Bourbon [Dampierre] & his first wife Guigone de Forez (-Cyprus 15 Jan 1249). 

i)          MATHILDE de Bourbon ([1234/35]-[Mar/Sep] 1262)She succeeded her father in 1249 as Dame de Bourbon.  She succeeded her great-grandmother Mathilde de Courtenay in 1257 as Ctss de Nevers, Ctss d'Auxerre, Ctss de Tonnerre.   m (contract Feb 1248) EUDES de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy & his first wife Yolande de Dreux Ctss d'Ossone (1230-Acre 4 Aug 1266, bur Acre, cemetery of St Nicolas).  Comte de Nevers, Comte d'Auxerre, Comte de Tonnerre 1257-1262, by right of his wife. 

(a)       ALIX de Bourgogne (1251-1279).  An arrêt of the Parliament dated 1 Nov 1273 addressed “dominus Ioannes de Cabilone miles...de parte Aalesin uxorem suam...Yolandim comitissam Niverrnensem [...Robertum de Flandria eius maritum] et Margaretam reginam Siciliæ sorores suas” in respect of the succession of “Mathildis quondam comitissæ Nivernensis matris suæ”, ordered the partition of “Nivernensi, Altissiodorensi et Tornodorensi comitatib.”, under which Nevers was granted to Yolande, Tonnerre to Marguerite, and Auxerre to Alix[46]Ctss d'Auxerre, Dame de Saint-Aignan et de Montjay.  m (église de Lantenay, Côte d'Or 1 Nov 1268) as his second wife, JEAN [II] de Chalon Seigneur de Rochefort, son of JEAN [I] "le Sage/l'Antique" Comte de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (1243-before 10 Nov 1309).  Comte d'Auxerre, by right of his wife.

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES d'AUXERRE

 

 

Only two references have been found to probable vicomtes d’Auxerre.  The periods during which they lived have not been ascertained. 

 

 

1.         LEOTERIC (-4 Apr ----).  Vicomte [d’Auxerre].  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 4 Apr of "Leotericus vicecomes, huius ecclesiæ vexillarius"[47]

 

2.         GAUTHIER (-18 Aug ----).  Vicomte [d’Auxerre].  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 18 Aug of "Walterius vicecomes"[48]

 

 

 

D.      COMTES d'AUXERRE 1273-1440, SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT (BOURGOGNE-COMTE)

 

 

JEAN de Salins, son of JEAN [I] "le Sage/l'Antique" Comte de Chalon, later Seigneur de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (1243-before 10 Nov 1309).  Seigneur de Rochefort: “Jehans cuens de Borguogne et sires de Salins” donated “Rochefort...Chevigny et...Bielne” to “Jehanz notre fil” in view of his marriage to “Ysabel srour Ferri duc de Lorrainne qui fut feme Guillaume cay en arriers conte de Vianne”, by charter dated Jun 1256[49]Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[50].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[51].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” confirmed a grant to “Jehan de Chalon signour de Rochefort nostre fil” by charter dated 15 Dec 1266 for the dowry of “Ysabeal sa fame, fille…Mayhu duc de Loherainne[52].  He succeeded in 1273 as Comte d'Auxerre, by right of his second wife.  Jehans de Chalons sires de Roichefort et cuens d’Auceure et...Aaliz de Nevers contesse d’Auceure fame audit Jehan” transferred “la grange des Jarries” to “madame Agnes la dame de Brageloigne” by charter dated Jul 1274[53]Père Anselme records that Marguerite, widow of Guy Seigneur de Montluel, exchanged property with Jean de Salins Comte d’Auxerre in 1304, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[54]

Betrothed (3 Jul 1255, terminated Jun 1256) to ADELHEID von Zollern, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg & his first wife Elizabeth von Andechs-Merano (-30 May [1307]).  "Corraudus burgravii de Nuremberch et Fredericus filius eius" granted their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie excepta advocatia Bisuntina", received from "Elisabeth uxore nostra sorore Ottonis quondam ducis Meranie", when agreeing the marriage of "Alis nata nostra burgravii iunioris" and "Johanne nato nobilis viri Johannis comitis Burgundie et domini Salinensis", by charter dated 3 Jul 1255[55].  The betrothal was terminated by charter dated Jun 1256[56].  "Ber[tholdus]…Babenbergensis Episcopus" appointed "consanguineus noster…Fridericus Burcravius de Nurenberc…filia sua Maria" as his heir in various properties, and if she died "aliam Adelheidam", in particular if "Cunradus frater dicti Burcravii" died childless, by charter dated 24 Apr 1262[57]

m firstly (1257) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Lorraine, widow of GUILLAUME de Vienne [titular] Comte de Vienne, daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg ([1231/34]-May 1266).  “Jehans cuens de Borguogne et sires de Salins” donated “Rochefort...Chevigny et...Bielne” to “Jehanz notre fil” in view of his marriage to “Ysabel srour Ferri duc de Lorrainne qui fut feme Guillaume cay en arriers conte de Vianne”, by charter dated Jun 1256[58].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” confirmed a grant to “Jehan de Chalon signour de Rochefort nostre fil” by charter dated 15 Dec 1266 for the dowry of “Ysabeal sa fame, fille…Mayhu duc de Loherainne[59]

m secondly (église de Lantenay, Côte d'Or 1 Nov 1268) ALIX de Bourgogne, daughter of EUDES de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre & his wife Mathilde de Bourbon [Dampierre] Dame de Bourbon, Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre (1251-1279).  An arrêt of the Parliament dated 1 Nov 1273 addressed “dominus Ioannes de Cabilone miles...de parte Aalesin uxorem suam...Yolandim comitissam Niverrnensem [...Robertum de Flandria eius maritum] et Margaretam reginam Siciliæ sorores suas” in respect of the succession of “Mathildis quondam comitissæ Nivernensis matris suæ”, ordered the partition of “Nivernensi, Altissiodorensi et Tornodorensi comitatib.”, under which Nevers was granted to Yolande, Tonnerre to Marguerite, and Auxerre to Alix[60]Ctss d'Auxerre, Dame de Saint-Aignan et de Montjay.  Jehans de Chalons sires de Roichefort et cuens d’Auceure et...Aaliz de Nevers contesse d’Auceure fame audit Jehan” transferred “la grange des Jarries” to “madame Agnes la dame de Brageloigne” by charter dated Jul 1274[61]

m thirdly ([29 Jan 1290]) MARGUERITE de Beaujeu Dame de Saint-Julien, daughter of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu et de Dombes & his wife Eléonore de Savoie (-1338 or after).  "Jean de Châlon comte d’Auxerre" declared, at the time of his marriage to "Marguerite, fille de Louis sire de Beaujeu", that his father-in-law had agreed to make payment [of dowry] by charter dated 28 Jan 1290[62]"Margarita de Bello-joco, relicta Joannis de Cabilone Comitis Autissiodorensis et domini de Rupeforti" renounced rights after her husband's death, by charter dated 5 Nov 1309[63]

Jean & his second wife had one child:

1.         GUILLAUME d'Auxerre ([1270]-killed in battle Mons-en-Puelle 9 Aug 1304).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  He succeeded his mother in 1279 as Comte d'Auxerre, under the regency of his father until 1283.  His maternal aunt, Marguerite de Bourgogne Queen of Sicily, renounced the county of Tonnerre in his favour 2 Jan 1293, when he succeeded as Comte de Tonnerre, Seigneur de Monjay, Saint-Aignan, Selles and Valençay-en-Berry.  He was killed fighting for Philippe IV King of France against the count of Flanders.  m (Papal dispensation 4o 7 Jan 1291[64], 12 Jan 1292) as her first husband, ELEONORE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1279]-1324)"Eleonora figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia e della Contessa Sibilla Moglie di Guglielmo di Chalon Conte d'Auxerre" renounced her rights of inheritance from her parents in favour of "suoi Padre e Madre, e di Oddoardo ed Aymone suoi fratelli" as part of the arrangements concerning her dowry, by charter dated "la festa di S. Vincenzo 1292"[65]The marriage contract of "Domicellam Alienor filiam…domini Amedei comitis Sabaudiæ" and "Guillermus de Cabilone comes Altissiodorensis" is dated Jan 1292[66]"Guglielmo di Chalon Conte d'Auxerres" donated property to "Eleonora figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia sua Moglie" in contemplation of marriage by charter dated 7 Jan 1292[67]In the "Act of emancipation by her father" dated 25 Jan 1292, Eléonore is recorded as being 12 years old[68].  If this is correct, it is unlikely that her first child was born in 1292, as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[69].  The testament of "Sibilla comitissa Sabaudiæ, dominaque Baugiaci, uxor…domini Amedei comitis Sabaudiæ" dated 1294 grants bequests to "…filiæ nostræ Elyonori, Guillermo comiti Altissiodorensi eius marito…filiæ nostræ Margaretæ…filiæ nostræ Agneti…filio nostro Aymoni…filium nostrum Eduardum…in pupillari ætate…illum quem gestamus in utero"[70].  She married secondly (1305) as his second wife, Dreux [IV] de Mello Seigneur de Sainte-Hermine.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Jun 1308 under which Philippe IV King of France requesting “Jean de Chalon-Auxerre”, guardian of “les enfants de feu Guillaume comte d’Auxerre”, to pay sums due “à la veuve de ce dernier, remariée à Dreux de Mello seigneur de Sainte-Hermine[71]She married thirdly, as his second wife, Jean [I] Comte de ForezGuillaume & his wife had two children:

a)         JEAN [II] d'Auxerre ([1292]-1362).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but it is indicated by his marriage contract dated 1305.  He succeeded his father in 1304 as Comte d'Auxerre

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b)         JEANNE de Chalon (1300-26 Oct 1360, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  The treaty dated 1305 between Jean [II] Comte d’Auxerre and Renaud Comte de Montbéliard included the betrothal of Jean to “Marguerite fille de Renaud de Montbéliard” and between “Jeanne sœur de Jean de Chalon-Auxerre” and “Othenin de Montbéliard[72]Ctss de TonnerreBetrothed (1305) to OTHENIN de Bourgogne, son of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-1338).  m (Chalon-sur-Saône 16 Jun 1321) ROBERT de Bourgogne, son of ROBERT II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Agnès de France ([15 Aug 1304/3 Mar 1305]-Dijon 13 or 19 Oct 1334, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  Comte de Tonnerre, the dowry of his wife. 

 

 

JEAN [II] d'Auxerre, son of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Eléonore de Savoie ([1292]-1362).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but it is indicated by his marriage contract dated 1305.  He succeeded his father in 1304 as Comte d'Auxerre.  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[73].  He fought at the battle of Crecy in 1346 and at the battle of Poitiers in 1356.  He was imprisoned in London from 1357 to 1361.  He succeeded his sister in 1360 as Comte de Tonnerre

Betrothed (1305) to MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-after 1 Sep 1314).  The treaty dated 1305 between Jean [II] Comte d’Auxerre and Renaud Comte de Montbéliard included the betrothal of Jean to “Marguerite fille de Renaud de Montbéliard” and between “Jeanne sœur de Jean de Chalon-Auxerre” and “Othenin de Montbéliard[74]

m (1317) ALIX de Bourgogne Dame de Montfleur, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Bourgogne-Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-after 13 May 1362).  “Alix de Montbéliard comtesse d’Auxerre” donated revenue to “sa fille Marguerite de Chalon femme de Jean de Savoie” by charter dated 1334[75]

Mistress (1): ALIX de Thiellay, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her relationship with Jean [III] has not been identified. 

Jean [II] & his wife had eleven children:

1.         JEAN [III] d'Auxerre "le Chevalier Blanc" ([1321/22]-1379)The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[76].  He succeeded his father in 1362 as Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre. 

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2.         GUILLAUME de Chalon (-[before 1360]).  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[77].  Seigneur de Chavannes.  Governor of Auxerre.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de Châteauvillain, widow of JEAN Seigneur de Thil et de Marigny, daughter of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Châteauvillain & his wife Marguerite de Noyers (-[1375/99]).  She married thirdly ([1360]) as his second wife, Hugues de Vienne Seigneur de Saint-Georges.  She married fourthly (contract 1362) Arnaud de Cervelles "l'Archiprêtre" (-1366 before Sep).  She married fifthly Enguerrand de Hesdin (-7 Mar 1391). 

3.         HUMBERT de Chalon (-after 1362).  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[78].  Canon at Chartres before 1339.  Canon at Tournai 1339.  Seigneur de Montjay.  

4.         MARGUERITE de Chalon (-11 Oct 1378).  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[79]Two contracts of marriage between "Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" and "Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d'Auxerre" are dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[80].  “Alix de Montbéliard comtesse d’Auxerre” donated revenue to “sa fille Marguerite de Chalon femme de Jean de Savoie” by charter dated 1334[81].  Dame de Courtenot.  A dispute between "Lodovico di Savoia di Vaud" and "Conte d'Auxeres suo Suocero" concerning the dowry of "Margarita di Savoia sua figlia" was settled by charter dated 8 May 1340[82]m firstly (contracts 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[83], 14 Mar 1329) JEAN de Savoie Seigneur de Visieu, son of LOUIS [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his wife Isabelle de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-killed in battle Laupen 21 Jun 1339).  m secondly HENRI de Vienne Seigneur d'Antigny, son of ---. 

5.         JEANNE de Chalon (-[1342])The marriage contract between “Thiébaud de Neuchâtel le Jeune” and “Jeanne de Chalon, fille di comte d’Auxerre” is dated 1336, specifies “le château de Nancuise” as her dowry, and confirms her emancipation[84].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by charters dated 1337 and 1339 which record that “son gendre Thiébaud de Neuchâtel” had given “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre” part of the dowry of “Jeanne de Chalon-Auxerre sa femme[85].  Her absence from her father’s testament dated 1334 has not been explained.  Dame de Nancuise.  m (contract 1336) as his first wife, THIBAUT [VII] Seigneur de Neuchâtel, son of THIBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1366, bur Lieucroissant). 

6.         BEATRIX de Chalon (-after 16 Dec 1369).  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[86].  "Johans de Chalon comtes d’Auxerre et sires de Rochefort" made a declaration dated 2 Jul 1342 following the marriage of "Beatrix nostre fille" and "le Seigneur de Villars"[87].  Dame de Mongefond.  m (Papal dispensation 10 Jul 1342) as his second wife, HUMBERT [V] Seigneur de Thoire-Villars, son of HUMBERT [IV] Seigneur de Thoire et de Villars & his wife Eléonore de Beaujeu [Forez] (-18 Aug 1372)

7.         TRISTAN de Chalon (-murdered 1369).  Presumably Tristan was born after 1334 (or was an infant at the time) as he is not named in his father’s testament of that date.  A charter dated 1365 records the partition of assets between Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre” and “Tristan de Chalon[88].  Seigneur de Rochefort: “Tristan de Chalon seigneur de Rochefort” granted revenue to “Renaud de Beuafort seigneur de Burmont” by charter dated 1362[89]Seigneur d’Orgelet: A charter dated 1368 records an agreement between “Tristan de Chalon seigneur d’Orgelet” and [his first wife’s sister] “Marguerite de Vienne dame d’Arguel et de Cuisaux, veuve de Louis de Chalon” concerning various fiefs which they held[90]Seigneur de Châtelbelin.  A charter dated 1368 records a debt contracted by Tristan de Chalon seigneur d’Orgelet et Châtelbelin” to “Marguerite de Virechatel et Etienne de la Palud son fils[91].  “Tristan de Chalon seigneur de Châtelbelin” mortgaged “tous ses biens” to “Pierre seigneur de Roset châtelain de Poligny” for a loan by charter dated 1369[92]m firstly JEANNE de Vienne, daughter of PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pymont & his wife Huguette d’Antigny Dame de Chay (after 1337-[1365]).  “Philippe de Vienne seigneur de Pymont” instructed “son neveu Henri de Longwy seigneur de Rahon” to swear homage to “Jeanne de Vienne dame de Rochefort sa fille” after his death by charter dated 1364[93].  “Philippe de Vienne seigneur de Pymont” granted “ses château et seigneurie de Beauregard” to “Jeanne de Vienne sa fille et à Tristan de Chalon son gendre” by charter dated 1365[94]m secondly as her second husband, BEATRIX de la Baume, widow of SIMON de Saint-Amour, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Baume & his wife Clémence de la Palu (-1368).  “Tristan de Chalon seigneur d’Orgelet et de Châtelbelin et Béatrix de la Baume sa femme” waived rights against “la comtesse de Bourgogne” for “l’occupation du château de Chavannes par ses troupes et sur ses ordres” by charter dated 1368[95].  Tristan & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Chalon ([1355/65]-in Hungary 1396).  “Hugues de Chalon-Arlay tuteur de Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” gave “les hommes et meix dépendant de la succession de Tristan de Chalon à By et à Combelle” to “Pierre seigneur de Roset”, as security for the loan (given under the charter dated 1369 cited above) by charter dated 1372[96].  Seigneur de Châtelbelin.  “Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” confirmed the dowry given to “sa sœur Alix de Chalon” for her marriage to “François de Sassenage” by charter dated 1388[97].  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[98].  The primary source which confirms his place and date of death has not been identified.  After his death, Châtelbelin was disputed between his sister’s first husband François de Sassenage and Jean’s cousin Louis de Chalon Comte de Tonnerre (see below).  m firstly (contract 1388) JEANNE de Montfaucon, daughter of ETIENNE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Marguerite de Chalon (-[1388/89]).  The marriage contract between “Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” and “Jeanne de Montbéliard” was agreed by “Etienne de Montbéliard père de la fiancée et Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1388[99].  “Etienne Comte de Montbéliard” received money from “Jean de Chalon seigneur de Châtelbelin” in repayment of the dowry of “feu sa fille Jeanne” by charters dated 1389 and 1391[100]m secondy (contract 1393) as her first husband, JOHANNA van Gistel, daughter of JAN [VI] Heer van Gistel & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon (-[Feb 1423/1431]).  The marriage contract between “Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” and “Jeanne de Ghistelle” is dated 1393[101]Gaucher de Châtillon vicomte de Bligny” granted “la vicomté de Bligny et les terres d’Orcueil et Chaumesnil” to “Jeanne de Ghistelle sa nièce [=petite fille] fille de Jean de Ghistellle seigneur d’Esglemontier et de Jeanne de Châtillon fille du seigneur de Père, femme de Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” by charter dated 1393[102]A proxy was given 1394 to “Pierre de Merlie saige en droit” to take possession of “la terre d’Havrincourt et de la vicomté de Bligny”, given as dowry to “Jeanne de Ghistelle” by “Gaucher de Châtillon son aïeul et Jean de Ghistelle son père[103].  She married secondly Jean [I] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Montaigu (-Apr 1433). 

b)         ALIX de Chalon .  “Hugues de Chalon-Arlay” acknowledged receiving “à la décharge de Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” of a sum for the marriage of “Alix de Chalon dame de Sassenage sa nièce” by charter dated 1385[104].  “Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin” confirmed the dowry given to “sa sœur Alix de Chalon” for her marriage to “François de Sassenage” by charter dated 1388[105].  “Philippe le Hardi” [Duke of Burgundy] decreed that “l’héritier de Jean de Chalon-Châtelbelin François de Sassenage seigneur de Vinay, mari d’Alix de Chalon” should have quiet enjoyment of his inheritance by charter dated 1397, a charter dated 1398 noting that “Louis de Chalon-Auxerre” had seized the inheritance in question[106].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  m firstly ([1385/88]) FRANÇOIS de Sassenage Seigneur de Vinay, son of --- (-after 1397).  m secondly GUILLAUME de Saulieu, son of ---. 

8.         HENRIETTE de Chalon (after 1375).  Dame de Binant: “Hugues de Vienne seigneur de Pagny” took back “son château de Binan, dot de sa femme Henriette de Chalon” from “Tristan de Chalon” by charter dated 1362[107].  “Henriette de Chalon dame de Pagny veuve de Hugues de Vienne” acknowledged receipt of payments from “la comtesse de Bourgogne” by charter dated 1375[108]m (contract 24 May 1358) HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny et de Croye, son of PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Jeanne de Chambly Dame de Neaufle-le-Château (-[1369/74]). 

9.         LOUISE de Chalon (-1394).  Abbess of Baume-les-Dames, resigned.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified. 

10.      ELEONORE de Chalon (-8 Aug 1374).  Abbess of Remiremont.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified. 

11.      ISABELLE de Chalon (-1385 or after).  Nun at Château-Chalon.  “Tristan de Chalon” granted revenue to “sa sœur Isabelle religieuse de Château-Chalon” by charter dated 1363[109]

Jean [II] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

12.       JEAN (-after 1345).  Seigneur d’Oliferne.  This primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he was a different person from Jean bâtard de Chalon Seigneur de Montrichard (see below). 

Jean [II] had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses:   

13.       JEAN bâtard de Chalon (-after 1398, maybe before 1399).  Seigneur de Montrichard.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1398 quoted below.  Tristan de Chalon” gave revenue to “Jean bâtard de Chalon seigneur de Montrichard” by charter dated 1375 (misdated, assuming that Tristan’s death is correctly recorded as shown above?), confirmed by “Jean de Chalon-Châteaubelin” [Tristan’s son, see above] by charter dated 1386[110].  “Louis de Chalon-Châtelbelin” [Louis de Chalon Comte de Tonnerre, see below] gave revenue to “Henri et Jean bâtards de son aïeul Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1398[111].  Jean de Chalon-Arlay prince d’Orange” confirmed a donation revenue made in 1392 by “son oncle Jean bâtard de Chalon seigneur de Montrichard et sa tante Jeanne femme du précédent” to “Jean de Fallerans leur écuyer” by charter dated 1399[112]This confirmation may have been required if Jean bâtard de Chalon had died (although that fact is not stated in the 1399 extract), hence the suggestion shown above that he may have died “before 1399”.  m JEANNE [de Chalon], daughter of JEAN bâtard de Chalon & his wife --- (-after 1403).  “Jean de Chalon-Arlay prince d’Orange” confirmed a donation revenue made in 1392 by “son oncle Jean bâtard de Chalon seigneur de Montrichard et sa tante Jeanne femme du précédent” to “Jean de Fallerans leur écuyer” by charter dated 1399[113].  The relationships “oncle...tante” in this extract are difficult to understand.  Jean de Chalon-Arlay Prince d’Orange, son of Louis de Chalon-Arlay (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY) was only remotely related to Jean bâtard de Chalon: Jean [II] de Chalon Comte d’Auxerre, father of the bastard, was the great-grandson of Jean [I] “l’Antique” Comte de Chalon Seigneur de Salins, while Louis was his great-great-grandson,.  If this was the family relationship described in the 1399 charter, it would represent an unusually extended use of “oncle...tante”.  One possibility to explain a closer family relationship is that Jean bâtard de Chalon’s wife was closely related to Jean de Chalon Prince d’Orange.  This would also explain the presence of Jeanne herself in the charter, which is another circumstance which is otherwise difficult to explain.  Jeanne’s precise parentage is confirmed by the following document: Jean de Chalon sire d’Arlay et prince d’Orange” settled a dispute between “Jeanne de Montrichard dame de Toulongeon” and “Jean sire de Cottebrune” regarding the succession of “Jean bâtard de Chalon, leur père et aïeul”, by charter dated 1403[114]

14.       HENRI bâtard de Chalon (-after 1398).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: Louis de Chalon-Châtelbelin” gave revenue to “Henri et Jean bâtards de son aïeul Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1398[115]

 

 

JEAN [III] d'Auxerre "le Chevalier Blanc", son of JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur ([1321/22]-1379).  The testament of “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre”, dated 1334, divided his property between “ses trois fils Jean, Guillaume et Humbert et...ses filles Marguerite et Béatrix[116].  His date of birth is indicated by the charter dated 3 Sep 1336 under which [his father] “Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre et seigneur de Rochefort” emancipated “son fils Jean âgé de 14 ans au château d’Orgelet[117].  He succeeded his father in 1362 as Comte d'Auxerre et Comte de Tonnerre.  He died insane. 

m ([1336]) MARIE Crespin, daughter of GUILLAUME [VI] Crespin Seigneur d’Etrépagny et de Bec-Crespin, connétable de Normandie & his wife Mathilde de Bommiers (-after Nov 1350).  Dame du Bec-Crespin.  Her parentage, ancestry and marriage are recorded by Richemond[118]Jean de Chalon damoiseau emancipé” acknowledged a debt to his father relating to land brought to him as dowry of “Marie-Crépine fille de M. de Trépigny” by charter dated 1336[119]A charter dated Nov 1350, in the presence of “dictorum comitisse et comitis de Roucyaco eius filii” and “dicte domine de Boutavant, suo et dicti mariti sui nomine”, confirms an earlier agreement between “madame Marguerite de Bomez contesse de Roucy et de Brayne [...monseigneur le conte de Roucy et monseigneur Symon de Roucy, ses enfants]” and “monseigneur Jehan de Meleun seigneur de Tancarville [...à cause de madame Jehanne Crespin sa fame...madame Marie Crespin dame de Boutavant] et monseigneur Jehan de Chalon seigneur de Boutevant, à cause de leurs fames, [filles de la feue] dame d’Estrepigny, suer de la dite contesse” concerning “Bomez, de Mirabel, de Blason et de Montfaucon[120]

Mistresses (1): - (4): ---. 

Mistress (5): PERRETTE Darnichot, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and relationship with Jean [III] has not been identified. 

Jean [III] & his wife had four children:

1.         JEAN de Chalon (-Poligny 1370).  He succeeded in 1363 as Seigneur de Rochefort: “Louis de Chalon dit le Chevalier Vert fils du comte de Tonnerre” approved the agreement between “Tristan de Chalon son oncle et Jean de Chalon son frère aîné” concerning the succession of “l’aïeul paternel de ce dernier”, under which “Jean de Chalon-Auxerre” was recognised as “propriétaire du château de Rochefort, des châteaux d’Arinthod, Boutavant et Dramelay”, by charter dated 1366[121]A charter dated 16 May 1368 records that Jean de Chalon-Rochefort, fils aîné du comte d’Auxerre” was imprisoned “pour avoir fait à la tête des compagnies pillies, roberies, occisions de personnes”, his imprisoned confirmed Jan 1369 after he failed to return to prison[122]

2.         LOUIS "le Chevalier Vert" (-1398).  “Louis de Chalon dit le Chevalier Vert fils du comte de Tonnerre” approved the agreement between “Tristan de Chalon son oncle et Jean de Chalon son frère aîné” concerning the succession of “l’aïeul paternel de ce dernier”, under which “Jean de Chalon-Auxerre” was recognised as “propriétaire du château de Rochefort, des châteaux d’Arinthod, Boutavant et Dramelay”, by charter dated 1366[123].  He succeeded his father in 1379 as Comte de Tonnerre

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3.         MARGUERITE de Chalon .  1376.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified. 

4.         MATHILDE de Chalon .  1356.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m JEAN [II] Seigneur de Sainte-Croix, son of ---. 

Jean [III] had four illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (4) (the primary sources which confirm their parentage have not been identified):  

5.          HENRI (-1400).  Châtelain de Saint-Aubin.  

6.          JEAN (-1402, bur Baume-les-Moines).  Captain of Auxerre.  

7.          AIME (-1431, bur Baume-les-Moines).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: le bailli d’Aval” remitted “des terres d’Orgelet et de Saint-Julien” to “Louis de Chalon comte de Tonnerre, représenté par Amé abbé de Baume son frère”, undated[124]Abbot of Baume-les-Moines. 

8.          HUGUES (-1399).  Prior of Jouhé. 

Jean [III] had two illegitimate daughters by Mistress (5) (the primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified): 

9.          daughter . 

10.       daughter . 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in AUXERRE

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de CHARNY et de CHÂTEL-CENSOIR

 

 

Charny, now known as Charny-Orée-de-Puisaye, is located about 25 kilometres north-west of Auxerre in the present-day French département of Yonne, arrondissement Auxerre, canton Charny.  Châtel-Censoir lies about the same distance south of Auxerre. also in Yonne, arrondissement Avallon, canton Vézelay.  

 

 

PONCE de Mont-Saint-Jean, son of HUGUES Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife Elisabeth de Vergy (-13 Feb 1230).  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “Hugo de Vergeio dominus meus et consanguineus meus erat”, that they held “castello Vergeii” together, and that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors, undated[125].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[126].  “Poncius filius domini Hugonis de Monte-Sancti-Johannis” renounced rights over Diges in favour of Auxerre Saint-Germain, with the support of “dominus Willelmus frater meus...et uxor mea...Heluis, dominaque Bureta, uxor domini Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1201[127]Seigneur de Charny et de Châtel-Censoir.  Poncius de Monte S. Iohannis” donated what he unjustly claimed “in castellania Castricensorii...grangiam Lescherirarum” to Rigney abbey, with the support of “duæ filiæ meæ Agnes et Elizabeth et uxor mea Sibylla et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated 1211[128].  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[129].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[130]"Willermus dominus Montis sancti Iohannis" noted that "Sybilla quondam uxor domini Pontii avunculi mei domini Charnei et Hugo filius eiusdem" executed her husband’s testament by charter dated 1229 (presumably O.S.)[131]

m firstly HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1201).  “Poncius filius domini Hugonis de Monte-Sancti-Johannis” renounced rights over Diges in favour of Auxerre Saint-Germain, with the support of “dominus Willelmus frater meus...et uxor mea...Heluis, dominaque Bureta, uxor domini Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1201[132]

m secondly SIBYLLE de Noyers, daughter of CLAREMBAUD Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Ada --- (-after 1230).  "…Filiarum mearum Adeline…et Sibylle" consented to the donation by "Clarenbaudus dominus de Noeriis" to the Priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1186[133].  “Poncius de Monte S. Iohannis” donated what he unjustly claimed “in castellania Castricensorii...grangiam Lescherirarum” to Rigney abbey, with the support of “duæ filiæ meæ Agnes et Elizabeth et uxor mea Sibylla et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated 1211[134].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1219 under which “Poncius de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “dominæ meæ B. comitisse Campaniæ” in her war against “Herardum de Brena et Philippam uxorem eius et contra Aalidem Reginam Cypri”, except if she attacked “Milonem de Noeriis sororium meum in castello suo de Noeriis”, by charter dated 1219[135].  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[136].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[137]"Willermus dominus Montis sancti Iohannis" noted that "Sybilla quondam uxor domini Pontii avunculi mei domini Charnei et Hugo filius eiusdem" executed her husband’s testament by charter dated 1229 (presumably O.S.)[138]

Ponce & his second wife had five children: 

1.         HUGUES de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[139].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[140]"Willermus dominus Montis sancti Iohannis" noted that "Sybilla quondam uxor domini Pontii avunculi mei domini Charnei et Hugo filius eiusdem" executed her husband’s testament by charter dated 1229 (presumably O.S.)[141]

-        SEIGNEURS de CHARNY[142]

2.         ELISABETH de Charny (-after Jun 1257).  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[143].  The testament of “Helisabeth domina Tilii relicta bone memorie Guillelmi quondam domini Tilii”, dated Jun 1257, made with the consent of “Sigero de Gandavo militis mariti mei”, refers to the rights of “heredes...Galcheri quondam domini Paceii...marito mee”, bequeathes property to “Agneti filie domine Adeline de Tylio...pro illa maritanda...”, and appoints “Hugonem dominum Charneii fratrem meum” among her executors[144]m firstly GUILLAUME Seigneur de Thil, son of GUY Seigneur de Thil & his wife Luce --- (-1247).  m secondly GAUCHER de Saint-Florentin Seigneur de Pacy, son of ---.  m thirdly (before Jun 1257) SIGER van Gent, son of ---. 

3.         POLISSA de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[145]

4.         AGNES de Charny (-after Nov 1238).  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[146].  “Pontius dominus Cuselli et Laurentia uxor mea” constituted proxies “super escheeta…avunculi nostri clare memorie quondam comitis Barri super Sequanam", relating to the marriage of "Hugone nato nostro" and "Pontium de Monte Sancti Johannis…Agnete nata ipsius", by charter dated [1223][147]Willelmus dominus de Albaspina” confirmed donations made to Miroir abbey by “Hugonem de Albaspina patrem suum”, and “Agnes domina Cuselli de consilio Amedei...domini Coloniaci” settled a claim by “Hugonis de Cusello nuper defuncti”, by charter dated Nov 1238[148]m (after [1223]) HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux, son of PONS [III] Seigneur de Cuiseaux & his wife Laure --- (-before Nov 1238). 

5.         ADELA de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[149]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de MAILLY

 

 

1.         HUMBERT Seigneur de Mailly.  "Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[150]m ANNE de Sombernon, daughter of GARNIER [I] Seigneur de Sombernon & his wife Istiburge [Engelburge] ---.  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vuarnerii et uxoris eius Istiburgis et filiarum eius Anne et Addile"[151]"Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[152].  A charter dated to [1155] records the life of "Garnerio…præposito" of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, and previous donations to the abbey including those by "dominus Humbertus de Malleio et…uxor eius Anna…secum suo consanguineo Guidone agnominato Divite, Divinionensi vicecomite" during the reign of Henri I King of France [incorrect if the earlier charter is correctly dated], by "Guido Dives miles de quo supra diximus", "mater…eius Anna"[153].  Humbert & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         THIERRY .  "Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[154]

b)         GARNIER (-before 1155).  A charter dated to [1155] records the life of "Garnerio…præposito" of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, and previous donations to the abbey including those by "dominus Humbertus de Malleio et…uxor eius Anna…secum suo consanguineo Guidone agnominato Divite, Divinionensi vicecomite" during the reign of Henri I King of France, by "Guido Dives miles de quo supra diximus", "mater…eius Anna"[155]

 

 

2.         FOULQUES de Mailly (-before 1163).  Seigneur de Maillym ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[156].  Foulques & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARTEL (-after 1193).  Seigneur de Mailly.  “Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[157].  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[158]m CHEVREUSE, daughter of --- (-after 1193).  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[159].  Martel & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUGUES .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[160]

ii)         GEOFFROY .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[161]

iii)        RENAUD .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[162]

b)         FOULQUES .  “Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[163]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de SAINT-BRIS (MELLO)

 

 

The centre of activities of Dreux [I] de Mello and his family was located in the duchy of Burgundy.  He was presumably closely related to the seigneurs de Mello family who lived north of Paris, but the precise connection has not yet been established as discussed in more detail in PARIS REGION NOBILITY.  It is possible that Dreux [I] inherited property in the Auxerre/Tonnerre area from his mother, whose family background is unknown, and settled there.  A contrary indication is provided by the pair of charters dated 1177, quoted below, relating to Nitry (identified as located in Tonnerre), which specify that the land was the fief of Vuillermo de Merloto”.  If the latter can be identified as Guillaume Seigneur de Mello (PARIS REGION NOBILITY), this would suggest that the Burgundian properties were held by the Mello family before the marriage of Dreux [I]’s parents.  Saint-Bris has been identified as Saint-Bris-le-Vineux in the county of Auxerre.  The Burgundian Mello family was of some importance in the court of the comtes de Nevers, as shown by the prominent position in which they are named in the witness lists of charters quoted below and by the high-profile marriages of members of the family which were arranged in 13th and 14th centuries.  I am grateful to Jean-Claude Chuat for his help in identifying charters in which this family is named. 

 

 

DREUX [I] de Mello, son of --- de Mello & his wife Agnes --- ([1130/40]-3 Mar 1218).  His estimated birth date is suggested by his estimated marriage date.  Given that Dreux [I] was named in 1216, it is likely that he was born during the later part of the range.  "Robertus comes Mellenti" confirmed donations to Gournay Sainte-Marie made by "pater meus Galerannus comes et mater mea Agnes", in the presence of "Willelmus de Garlanda, Robertus Malusvicinus et Drogo de Mello fratres, Willelmus Malusvicinus, Manasses frater eius…", by undated charter dated to after 1166[164]"Droco de Melloto..." witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which “Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco” donated property to the monks of Vieupou[165].  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[166].  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry, canton Noyers, arr. Tonnerre, Yonne} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the souls of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[167].  Louis VII King of France confirmed the donations to La Charité-sur-Loire made by "Vuillermum de Garlanda", for the soul of “fratris sui Roberti ibidem sepulti”, and by "Drogonem de Merloto predicti Roberti fratrem pro eodem Roberto", by charter dated 1177, which records the consent of “Vuillermo de Merloto, de cujus feodo redditus iste movebat[168].  "...Narjodus de Tociaco, Drogo de Merlo, Guido de Guarlanda..." witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Pierre Comte de Nevers donated property to Pontigny[169].  "Narjotus de Tuciaco, Drogo de Mello..." witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which Pierre Comte de Nevers donated property to Crisenon[170].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[171].  Connétable de France 1191.  Pierre Comte de Nevers granted privileges to the inhabitants of Auxerre by charter dated 1194 which records the presence of "barones mei, Philippus dominus Giemi, Drogo de Merloto, Gaufridus senescallus meus, Iterius de Tociaco Autisiodorensis vicecomes..."[172].  "Droco de Melloto" exchanged property with the abbey of Saint-Jean de Sens by charter dated 1196[173].  “Dreux de Mello connétable de France” confirmed an agreement between Villeloin abbey and “Jehanne femme de feu Maurice Rimbaut” concerning a donation she had made, by undated charter1[174]"Drogo de Merlot" reached agreement with Raoul abbé de Saint-Germain about “nemore Magne Bruerie...et...Montbolum” by charter dated 1203[175]Drocho de Merloto miles et...Willelmus filius eius” attested a donation to Saint-Germain made by “D. uxor Hugonis militis de Chevannis” by charter dated Apr 1208[176].  “Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[177]

m firstly (1161 or before) --- de Moncy, daughter of DREUX [II] de Moncy & his wife Basilie --- (-before 1172).  The History of Louis VII King of France records that "Nivilo de Petrafonte et Drogo de Merloto" had married "duas filias Drogonis de Monceio"[178].  The chronology suggests that this was not the same person as Dreux’s wife Ermengarde. 

m secondly ([1172]) as her second husband, ERMENGARDE, separated wife/widow of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Dampierre, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1190).  Her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.) under which “Gui de Dampierre frère dudit Dreu” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune[179].  It is also suggested by the charter dated 1172 under which "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri[180].  Another indication is the charter dated Dec 1223 under which “Willelmus dominus de Dampetra” swore allegiance to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, naming “...dominum Willelmum, dominum Droconem de Merloto avunculos meos...[181].  That charter also indicates that both Guillaume [I] de Mello and Dreux de Mello were sons of Ermengarde.  If the charters quoted here and under her supposed first husband are correctly dated, Ermengarde must have separated from her first husband.  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry, canton Noyers, arr. Tonnerre, Yonne} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[182].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[183]

Dreux [I] & his second wife had [four] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Mello ([1172]-after Jan 1243).  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[184]

-        see below.  

2.         DREUX de Mello (after 1172-Cyprus 8 Jan 1249).  Seigneur de Loches.  Dreux de Mello seigneur de Loches” donated his rights “apud Rupes sur la terre d’un nommé Chalon” to the monks of the Chartreuse du Liget, with the consent of “Dreux son père”, by undated charter[185]G. de Trainel” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune son frère” by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.), which refers to the marriage of Dreux and “la fille de Sulpice d’Amboise[186]Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[187].  “Droco de Melloto” acknowledged that he had instituted a market at Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille without consent and that “dominus meus rex” cancelled it, by charter dated 1218[188].  A charter dated 1219 records that “Droconi de Melloto” had wrongly erected “fulcas” on the land of the chapter of Auxerre at Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille by charter dated 1219[189].  A charter dated 1223 records judgment in a dispute between the abbey of Sens-Saint-Rémy and Droconem de Melloto dominum Lochiarum” concerning certain serfs, with “Willelmo de Melloto fratre suoacting as guarantor[190].  “Willelmus dominus de Dampetra” swore allegiance to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, naming “...dominum Willelmum, dominum Droconem de Merloto avunculos meos...”, by charter dated Dec 1223[191].  That charter also indicates that both Guillaume [I] de Mello and Dreux de Mello were sons of Ermengarde.  “Droco de Melloto, Locharum dominus” confirmed a sale of property to the monks of Vieupou made by “Petronilla la Berondée et Meinfroninus filius eiusdem” by charter dated Mar 1235[192].  "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane...Helisabeth uxor predicti Droconis" donated revenue "in polanis de Sancto Prisco" by charter dated Jul 1239[193].  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Loches” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud” under a charter dated Nov 1242[194].  "Drocho de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ et Ysabellis uxor eius hæres et domina Meduanæ" donated property to the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated Jun 1243[195].  Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirmed that "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane in testamento suo...avunculi nostri" bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny by charter dated Jul 1248[196].  A second charter deals with the same subject-matter in more detail, Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirming that "avunculus noster Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane", on leaving on crusade, in his testament bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny and renewed the donation “coram nobis” by charter dated 17 Jul 1248[197]m (before 1218) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Mayenne, daughter of JUHAEL [II] Seigneur de Mayenne & his wife Gervaise de Vitré Dame de Dinan (-11 Nov 1257).  "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane...Helisabeth uxor predicti Droconis" donated revenue "in polanis de Sancto Prisco" by charter dated Jul 1239[198].  "Isabella uxor Droconis de Melloto, militis, domini de Meduana" ratified a donation to the abbey of Mont by charter dated 1237[199].  "Drocho de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ et Ysabellis uxor eius hæres et domina Meduanæ" donated property to the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated Jun 1243[200].  She married secondly (before 1251) as his second wife, Louis [I] Comte de SancerreHer parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1267 which records the settlement of a dispute between Robertus de Sancerro miles” and “Joanne comite de Sancerro fratre suo”, after arbitration by “Guillelmum de Calviniaco dominum Castri-Radulphi et Joannem de Claviniaco dominum de Leproso milites”, the document also naming “Ludovicum comitem Sacri-Cesaris defunctum patrem eorum fratrum et Isabellam dominam Meduanæ defunctam quondam uxorem dicti Ludovici[201]

3.         AGNES de Mello (-after 1215)G. de Trainel” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune son frère” by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.), which refers to the marriage of Dreux and “la fille de Sulpice d’Amboise[202]"Droco de Melloto" noted a donation to Paraclet made by "Agnes filia mea uxor nobilis Garneri de Triangulo", with the consent of "eiusdem Garneri mariti sui", by charter dated 1215[203]m GARNIER [III] Seigneur de Traînel, son of GARNIER [II] Seigneur de Traînel & his wife --- (-after 17 Oct 1217). 

4.         [--- de Mello Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the charter dated Nov 1242 under which [her supposed brother] “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Loches” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud[204].  This hypothesis assumes that “neveu” (presumably “nepos”) in this charter can be interpreted as “great-nephew”, bearing in mind that “nephew” is extremely unlikely given the identification of the mother of Archambaud de Bourbon and his sister Marie as Beatrix, daughter of Archambaud de Montluçon, and also that a more remote cousin relationship would render it unlikely that Dreux de Mello would have acted as guarantor.  The hypothesis also appears to work from a chronological point of view, in light of the 1202 betrothal of the couple’s daughter to Guillaume [X] d’Auvergne.  m [ARCHAMBAUD Seigneur de Montluçon, son of ---.]  

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Mello, son of DREUX [I] de Mello & his second wife Ermengarde --- ([1172]-after Jan 1243).  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[205].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[206].  “Drocho de Merloto miles et...Willelmus filius eius” attested a donation to Saint-Germain made by “D. uxor Hugonis militis de Chevannis” by charter dated Apr 1208[207].  “Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[208]Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” granted vine cultivation rights to the monks of Reigny, with the consent of “Elisabeth sa femme”, by charter dated 1216[209].  A charter dated 1223 records judgment in a dispute between the abbey of Sens-Saint-Rémy and Droconem de Melloto dominum Lochiarum” concerning certain serfs, with “Willelmo de Melloto fratre suoacting as guarantor[210].  “Willelmus dominus de Dampetra” swore allegiance to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, naming “...dominum Willelmum, dominum Droconem de Merloto avunculos meos...”, by charter dated Dec 1223[211].  That charter also indicates that both Guillaume [I] de Mello and Dreux de Mello were sons of Ermengarde.  Guillelmus dominus de Merloto, Milo dominus Noeriorum, et Droco dominus de Espoisse et Chatel-Chinun” certified that “Gaucherium de S.-Florentino armigerum...concedente Eustagia uxore sua” had renounced rights in favour of Pontigny by charter dated May 1240[212].  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud” under a charter dated Nov 1242[213]Guillaumes de Mellot sires de Saint-Briz” swore hommage to Thibaut King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne for revenue from “la foire de Bar-seur-Aubeby charter dated Jan 1242 (O.S.)[214]

m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 1216).  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” granted vine cultivation rights to the monks of Reigny, with the consent of “Elisabeth sa femme”, by charter dated 1216[215].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “Guido de Melloto” as bishop of Auxerre, naming his parents “pater...Guillelmus de Melloto miles dominus castri Sancti Prisci...mater eius de prosapia dominorum Montis Sancti Iohannis[216].  Her precise relationship with the family of the seigneurs de Mont-Saint-Jean (see below) has not been established.  The chronology of the marriages of her grandchildren suggests that her children must have been born well into the 13th century, in turn suggesting that Elisabeth was considerably younger than her husband.  If that is correct, she may have been his second wife. 

Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Mello (-after 1248).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  However, the marriage date of his daughter indicates that he could not have been the same person as Guillaume de Mello who is named in 1216.  [Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” swore homage to Guy bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison-forte de Beaulche” dated 1248[217].  It is unclear whether this charter refers to Guillaume [II] or to his father Guillaume [I].  Guillaume [I] would have been extremely old in 1248, and also the swearing of hommage suggests a recent succession to the property in question.  On the other hand, Guillaume [II] is referred to as “de Meloto militis” in the marriage contract of his daughter Isabelle, suggesting that he may never have succeeded to the seigneurie de Saint-Bris, which would have been the case if he had predeceased his father.]  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Mello (-1301 or after).  The marriage contract between Guillaume comes Jovigniaci” and “Isabellim, quondam filiam Guillelmi de Meloto militis” is dated 8 Nov 1257, names “Guidoni Altissiod. episcopo patruo eiusdem Isabellis et tutor ipsius legitimo” in favour of whom Comte Guillaume renounced rights of succession “quando tres filie ipsius comitis...Isabellis, Joanna et Agnes...ex...Agnete quondam uxore ipsius comitiswhen they reached 12 years of age and of “patris ipsarum, vel Joannis filii ipsius comitis, fratris earundam[218].  Dame de Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille.  Jehan cuens de Jougny et...Marie comtesse de Jougny femme de ce dit Jehan” confirmed the disenfranchisement of the inhabitants of Coulanges-les-Vineuses et la Baroche by charter dated 1279, which names “Humbert de Biaujey connestable de France, sieur de Montpencier et de Sainct-Morise et...Isabeau connestablesse de France jadis contesse de Jougny, et...Berault de Marcuil père de ladite Marie contesse de Jougny nostre femme...et...monseignour de Chasteau-Villain nostre oncle[219]m firstly (8 Nov 1257) as his second wife, GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Joigny, son of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny & his wife Isabelle de Noyers (-1261 or after).  m secondly HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Montpensier, son of GUICHARD de Beaujeu Seigneur de Montpensier & his wife Catherine Dauphine de Clermont (-before 14 Nov 1285). 

2.         DREUX [II] de Mello (-[1252]).  His parentage is confirmed by interpreting the charter dated Mar 1261 under which [his brother] “G...episcopus Autissiod.”, as executor of the testament of “genitoris nostri domini Guillelmi de Melloto quondam domini S. Prisci militis”, donated property to Pontigny, with the consent of “nepotis nostri Drogonis de Melloto domini S. Prisci”, to found anniversaries for “predicti genitoris nostri...matris nostre quondam uxoris eiusdem...patrui nostri domini Drogonis de Melloto quondam domini Lochiarum[220].  “Dreux de Mello le Jeune seigneur d’Epoisses” reached agreement with Jully-les-Nonnains concerning a donation made by “soceri mei Andree quondam domini Espissie” by charter dated May 1239[221].  “Dreux de Mello le jeune seigneur d’Epoisses et sa femme Elvis” notified an agreement with the bishopric of Langres concerning a vine at Beaune held by “Bernard jadis seigneur d’Epoisses” which had been donated by “André seigneur d’Epoisses, Jean seigneur de Chevigny et Bernard seigneur de Vic” by charter dated Apr 1243[222].  "Droco de Melloto junior et Eluxdis uxor eiusdem D.", leaving for the Holy Land, donated revenue from "sitas in terra nostra de Expissia" by charter dated Jul 1248[223]m HELOISE d’Epoisses, daughter of ANDRE Seigneur d’Epoisses & his wife Huguette ---.  “Dreux de Mello le Jeune seigneur d’Epoisses” reached agreement with Jully-les-Nonnains concerning a donation made by “soceri mei Andree quondam domini Espissie” by charter dated May 1239[224].  “Dreux de Mello le jeune seigneur d’Epoisses et sa femme Elvis” notified an agreement with the bishopric of Langres concerning a vine at Beaune held by “Bernard jadis seigneur d’Epoisses” which had been donated by “André seigneur d’Epoisses, Jean seigneur de Chevigny et Bernard seigneur de Vic” by charter dated Apr 1243[225].  "Droco de Melloto junior et Eluxdis uxor eiusdem D.", leaving for the Holy Land, donated revenue from "sitas in terra nostra de Expissia" by charter dated Jul 1248[226].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more clearly has not yet been confirmed.  Dreux [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         DREUX [III] de Mello (-1310).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Château-Chinon” swore homage to the bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison de Beaulche” and for land granted to him by “son oncle l’évêque Gui”, dated 1269[227]

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b)         GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1284).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m as her first husband, AGNES de Saint-Verain Dame de Vezinnes, daughter of HUGUES [I] de Saint-Verain & his wife Heloise ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified.  She married secondly Jean Seigneur de Frolois [Grancey] et de Marigny.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEANNE de Mello .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ([18 Jan 1299]) AUBERT de Thourotte, son of GAUCHER de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon et de Thourotte & his [first wife Beatrix de Honnecourt/Marie de Coucy] (-after 1314). 

ii)         GUILLAUME [II] de Mello (-1326).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m (before 1311) MARIE de Châteauvillain, daughter of GUY de Châteauvillain Seigneur de Luzy & his second wife Isabelle de Jaligny.  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[228].  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [III] de Mello (-after 1344).  Seigneur d’Espoisses. 

(b)       GUIBAUD de Mello (-after 1388).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m firstly MARIE de Pacy, daughter of ---.  m secondly (after 1361) as her second husband, ISABELLE de la Tour, widow of AMEDEE de Clermont Seigneur de Rochefort, daughter of BERTRAND [IV] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife Isabelle de Lévis (-after 1388).  The marriage contract between "Bertrandus dominus de Turre miles et Guido de Turre domicellus eius filius…domicellam Ysabellam de Turre filiam…eiusdem domini de Turre" and "dominus Amedeus Delphini miles dominus de Rupeforti" is dated 14 Nov 1354[229].   

(c)       JEAN de Mello (-1375).  Bishop of Chalon 1353.  Bishop of Clermont 1357. 

(d)       GUY de Mellom AGNES de Clérey, daughter of ---.  Guy & his wife had children: 

(1)       GUILLAUME [IV] de Mello (-Hungary 1396)Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m as her second husband, ISABELLE de Bourbon-Clessy, widow of BERNARD [Griffon] de Montaigu-en-Auvergne, daughter of GERARD de Bourbon-Clessy & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon-en-Bazois Dame de la Roche-Milay (-after 1409).  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a.         JEANNE de Mello .  Dame de la Ferté-Chauderon.  m firstly EUDES de Thil, son of ---.  m secondly ([1403/21 Jan 1405]) JEAN de Montagu Seigneur de Couches, son of --- (-after 1435). 

b.         GUILLAUME [V] de Mello (-1419).  Seigneur d’Espoisses. 

(2)       JEANNE de Mello (-3 Aug 1408, bur Bessons-en-Vexin).  Dame de Cléry.  m PIERRE dit Hutin d’Aumont, son of --- (-13 Mar 1413, bur Bessons). 

(3)       MARIE de Mello .  Dame de Bourbon-Lancy et d’Huchon.  m GUILLAUME [III] de La Trémoïlle Seigneur d’Antigny, son of --- (-18 Feb 1397). 

c)         YOLANDE de Mello (-after 1278)Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the charter dated [2/7] Nov 1272 under which Yolande de Merlo dame de Bomiers, veuve de Robert seigneur dudit lieu”, in her name and that of her children, agreed to a division of “les dîmes de la paroisse de Bomiers” between  “le curé de Bomiers et l’abbé de Déols[230].  “Yolande dame de Mirebeau et de Blazon” issued a charter dated 1278 for “un chanoine de St.-Hilaire de Poitiers” who had acquired property from “Hugues Juze de la Chaise[231]m as his second wife, ROBERT [IV] Seigneur de Bommiers, son of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Bommiers & his wife --- de Blazon (-[May 1270/Oct 1272])

d)         ISABELLE de Mello (-after Jun 1285)The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not been identified.  Père Anselme records her parentage and [first] marriage but provides no source citation[232]"Johannes...Bituricensis archiepiscopus, Aquitanie primus" attested that “consanguinea nostra Isabellis de Melloto” had given a sum of money to “domino Droconi de Melloto fratri suo” which “G...Autissiod. episcopus patruus suus” held in deposit, by charter dated 30 Nov 1269[233].  The precise relationship between Jean de Sully and the Mello family has not been ascertained, but it could have been through Jean’s mother whose parentage is not known.  Isabelle de Mello dame de Boosny” [error for Rosny?] instructed the people of Saint-Cire to recognise “pour leur seigneur messire Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Brys son frère” by charter dated before 11 Jun 1285[234].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage more precisely has not been identified.  m firstly RICHARD d’Harcourt, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur d’Harcourt & his wife Alix de Beaumont (-1269).  m secondly (after 30 Nov 1269) GUY [VII] de Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny, son of GUY [VI] de Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny & his wife --- (after [1242]-Mantes 1311). 

3.         GUY de Mello (-1270)Bishop of Verdun [1246].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “Guido de Melloto” as bishop of Verdun, naming his parents “pater...Guillelmus de Melloto miles dominus castri Sancti Prisci...mater eius de prosapia dominorum Montis Sancti Iohannis[235].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1245 of “Radulfus Virdunensis episcopus”, the succession of “Guido de Triagnel” who died in the same year, and the succession of “Guido de Melloto” who was transferred to the bishopric of Auxerre in the same year[236]Bishop of Auxerre 1247.  Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirmed that "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane in testamento suo...avunculi nostri" bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny by charter dated Jul 1248[237].  “G...episcopus Autissiod.”, as executor of the testament of “genitoris nostri domini Guillelmi de Melloto quondam domini S. Prisci militis”, donated property to Pontigny, with the consent of “nepotis nostri Drogonis de Melloto domini S. Prisci”, to found anniversaries for “predicti genitoris nostri...matris nostre quondam uxoris eiusdem...patrui nostri domini Drogonis de Melloto quondam domini Lochiarum” by charter dated Mar 1261[238].  A charter dated 1270 records the testament of "bone memorie G. de Melloto quondam Autissiod. episcopi" dated Oct 1265 and the codicil dated 1270[239]

4.         ISABELLE de Mello "Hugues de Châtillon sire de Jaligny" sold revenue promised by "Archambaud sire de Bourbon" on his marriage to "Isabelle fille de Guillaume de Mello", in exchange granting his wife "sa maison et terre de Billizois", by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[240]m (before Feb 1235) HUGUES Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois, son of EUDES [I] Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois & his first wife Alix de Chaumont Dame de Jaligny (-after 1257). 

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

a)         daughter .  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a document of the Paris parliament dated 1255 which records the excessive behaviour “du sire de Montréal” against priests and other ecclesiastical office-holders, including having one priest eating by flies (“quemdam presbiterum muscis comedi fecerat”), that King Louis IX intended to implement swift retribution (“apporter un prompt remède”) but that “l’évêque d’Auxerre et le châtelain de Troyon, dont le sire de Montréal avait épousé la nièce” [the bishop of Auxerre in 1255 was Guy de Mello] requested delay to enable them to make representations fearing that “leurs neveux ne fussent déshérités pour le fait de leur père[241].  Her precise parentage has not been established.  m (before 1255) ANSERIC [V] Seigneur de Montréal, son of ANSERIC [IV] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Marie de Garlande (-[1269]). 

6.         MARGUERITE de Mello (-21 Feb 1254, bur Larivour)An epitaph at Larivour records the death “1253 IX Kal Mar” [presumably O.S.] of “Marguareta de Mello mareschalissa Campanie[242]m firstly GUILLAUME de Villehardouin Seigneur de Lézinnes et de Villy Maréchal de Champagne, son of ERARD [I] Seigneur de Villehardouin & his first wife Mabile de Chappes (-8 Jun 1246, bur Larivour).  m secondly (before 30 Aug 1248) as his second wife, ANSEAU [V] de Traînel Seigneur de Voisines, son of GARNIER [III] de Traînel Seigneur de Marigny & his wife Agnes de Mello (-after 1263). 

 

 

DREUX [III] de Mello, son of DREUX [II] de Mello & his wife Heloise d’Epoisses (-1310).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Château-Chinon” swore homage to the bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison de Beaulche” and for land granted to him by “son oncle l’évêque Gui”, dated 1269[243]"Johannes...Bituricensis archiepiscopus, Aquitanie primus" attested that “consanguinea nostra Isabellis de Melloto” had given a sum of money to “domino Droconi de Melloto fratri suo” which “G...Autissiod. episcopus patruus suus” held in deposit, by charter dated 30 Nov 1269[244]A charter dated Dec 1283 records an agreement between “Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et dame Jeanne de Trye sa femme” and “Regnaut de Trye chevalier fils de Philippe de Trye et de dame Alyps dame de Monolio sa femme et iceluy de Trye frère de ladite Jeanne de Trye” regarding their future inheritances[245]

m firstly (Papal dispensation 1245) ADELAIDE de Montréal, daughter of ANSERIC [IV] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Marie de Garlande.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

m secondly (before 1257) EUSTACHIE de Lusignan, daughter of GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Jarnac & his first wife Adalmode --- (-Carthage [1270/71]).  Dame de Sainte-Hermine, de Brulain, de Prahec, de Cherveux, de Sanxay et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  An epitaph at Fontenay records the death “apud Chartaginem...---CCLXX---” of “Eustasia uxor quondam domini Droconis de Merloto Edoardi...regis Anglorum consanguinea[246]

m thirdly JEANNE de Trie, daughter of PHILIPPE de Trie & his wife Alix de Nanteuil.  A charter dated Dec 1283 records an agreement between “Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et dame Jeanne de Trye sa femme” and “Regnaut de Trye chevalier fils de Philippe de Trye et de dame Alyps dame de Monolio sa femme et iceluy de Trye frère de ladite Jeanne de Trye” regarding their future inheritances[247]

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

1.         DREUX [IV] de Mello (-[1317]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m firstly ([1297]) JEANNE de Toucy, daughter of OTHON de Toucy & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly (1305) as her second wife, ELEONORE de Savoie, widow of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1279]-1324).  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Jun 1308 under which Philippe IV King of France requesting “Jean de Chalon-Auxerre”, guardian of “les enfants de feu Guillaume comte d’Auxerre”, to pay sums due “à la veuve de ce dernier, remariée à Dreux de Mello seigneur de Sainte-Hermine[248].  She married thirdly (after [1317]), as his second wife, Jean [I] Comte de Forez.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not been identified.  Dreux [IV] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Mello (-1351)The Chronique des comtes d’Eu, written in 1390, records that "Raoul" married "à madame de Mello...Jehanne"[249]Her parentage is confirmed by a register of parliament dated 1319 which records a claim by “comes Augi et uxor sua filia primogenita deffuncti Droconis de Melloto militis” against “Ioannem dominum de Haricuria militem et hæredem vicecomitissæ Castriairaudi matris suæ[250].  A parliamentary register dated 1347 records a dispute between “Ioannam de Meloto comitissam Augi, Droconem et Guillelmum de Melloto milites fratres“ and “Vicecomitem Thoarcii et eius uxorem Comitissam Drocensem“ regarding the inheritance of “quondam Ioannæ filiæ defuncti Petri nuper comitis Drocensis[251]A charter dated 1351 records that “domina Augi, Guichardus de Comborino dominus de Piseia et Droco de Melloto milites“ claimed to be (“se dicentes heredis“) to property in Auvergne of “defunctæ Ioannæ comitissæ Drocensis filiæ Petri comitis Drocensis[252]m RAOUL [I] de Brienne Comte d’Eu, son of JEAN [III] de Brienne Comte d’Eu & his wife Beatrix de Châtillon (-Paris 19 Jan 1344, bur Foucarmont).  Dreux [IV] & his second wife had one child: 

b)         MARGUERITE de Mello (-1360)Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by letters dated 30 Jul 1329 rectifying in favour of "Raoul conte d’Eu et Jehanne sa femme" the division of the succession of “Dreuc sire de Mello chevalier jadis père des dites Jehanne [...ainsnée] et Marguerite” agreed with “Morice de Craon et Marguerite sa femme[253]Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1335 under which Philippe VI King of France ratified the agreement between "Guillaume de Craon viconte de Chastiaudun" and “chevalier Olivier seigneur de Clisson, tuteur de Amauri seigneur de Craon filz jadis de Morise de Craon seigneur de Sainte-Maure, meneur d’aage” and “Jehan Hoquet procureur de...Jean de Châlon chevalier seigneur d’Arlay et Marguerite sa femme, mère du dit menour[254]m firstly (before 8 Jan 1324) MAURICE [VII] de Craon Seigneur de Sainte-Maure et de Marcillac, son of AMAURY [III] Seigneur de Craon & his first wife Isabelle de Sainte-Maure ([1304]-8 Aug 1330, bur Angers Cordeliers).  m secondly (before 1332) as his first wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur d’Arlay, son of HUGUES [I] Seigneur d'Arlay et de Vitteaux [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Beatrix de la Tour du Pin (-25/26 Feb 1362). 

Dreux [III] & his third wife had children:

2.         MAHYS de Mello (-[1328/29]).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  m (before 1313) as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Arcis-sur-Aube Dame de Pacy-sur-Armançon et de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD d’Arcis Seigneur de Chacenay & his first wife Marguerite de Montagu [Bourgogne-Capet] (-after 1359).  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Her inheritance of Chacenay suggests that she was the daughter of Erard, the inheritance of Pacy-sur-Armançon by her daughter Isabelle indicating that her mother was his first wife.  "Marguerite d’Arcies dame de Saint Briz et de Chacenay et Dreues de Mello chevaliers ses…filz seigneur de Saint Briz" relinquished rights in favour of the inhabitants of Chitry by charter dated 15 Jun 1348[255].  Mahys & his wife had children: 

a)         DREUX [V] de Mello (-1374).  A parliamentary register dated 1347 records a dispute between “Ioannam de Meloto comitissam Augi, Droconem et Guillelmum de Melloto milites fratres“ and “Vicecomitem Thoarcii et eius uxorem Comitissam Drocensem“ regarding the inheritance of “quondam Ioannæ filiæ defuncti Petri nuper comitis Drocensis[256]Seigneur de Saint-Bris, de Chitry, de Bligny, de Briare et de Jussy.  "Marguerite d’Arcies dame de Saint Briz et de Chacenay et Dreues de Mello chevaliers ses…filz seigneur de Saint Briz" relinquished rights in favour of the inhabitants of Chitry by charter dated 15 Jun 1348[257].  A charter dated 1353 records the dispute between “defunctum Guillelmum de Melloto militem quondam [now represented by “episcopum Cabilonensem Ioannem de Melloto fratrem et heredem dicti defuncti Guillelmi“] Droconemque de Melloto dominus S. Bricii” and “comitem Drocensem et eius uxorem[258]m MARGUERITE de Saint-Verain Dame de Jussy, daughter of --- (-[1381/84]).  Dreux [V] & his wife had children: 

i)          DREUX [VI] de Mello (-[1414/17]).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Bligny.  m ISABELLE de Joigny Dame de Vendeuvre, daughter of JEAN de Joigny [Noyers] Seigneur de Rimaucourt et de Vandeuvre & his wife (-after 1446).  Dreux [VI] & his wife had children: 

(a)       CHARLES de Mello (-Tilchâtel 10 Mar 1486).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  m firstly (1423) ISABELLE Aycelin de Montaigu-en-Auvergne Dame de Listenois et de la Roche-Milay, widow of JEAN de Vienne Seigneur de Boulans, daughter of LOUIS Aycelin de Montaigu-en-Auvergne & his wife Isabelle de Bourbon-Clessy (-after 9 Mar 1439).  m secondly as her first husband, CATHERINE de Rougemont Dame de Rougemont et de Tilchâtel [part], daughter of THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Rougemont, de Tilchâtel, de Ruffey-sur-l’Ognon et d’Augy & his wife --- (-after 22 Sep 1494, bur Rougemont).  She married secondly (before 1488) Jean de Cicon, and thirdly (before Mar 1493) Jean [III] de Neufchâtel Seigneur de Saint-Aubin et de Reynel. 

(b)       GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1486).  Seigneur de Bligny.  m CATHERINE de Vendôme, daughter of JEAN de Vendôme Vidame de Chartres & his wife Catherine de Tours. 

(c)       MARGUERITE de Mellom ([1436]) ERARD [V] Trouillard de Lézinnes Seigneur de Lézinnes, son of --- (-before 1438). 

(d)       CLAUDE de Mello (-after 1457).  m (before 1431) GERARD de Cusance, son of --- (-after 1458). 

ii)         GUILLAUME de Mello (-[1351/53]).  A parliamentary register dated 1347 records a dispute between “Ioannam de Meloto comitissam Augi, Droconem et Guillelmum de Melloto milites fratres“ and “Vicecomitem Thoarcii et eius uxorem Comitissam Drocensem“ regarding the inheritance of “quondam Ioannæ filiæ defuncti Petri nuper comitis Drocensis[259]A charter dated 1353 records the dispute between “defunctum Guillelmum de Melloto militem quondam [now represented by “episcopum Cabilonensem Ioannem de Melloto fratrem et heredem dicti defuncti Guillelmi“] Droconemque de Melloto dominus S. Bricii” and “comitem Drocensem et eius uxorem[260]

iii)        JEAN de Mello .  Bishop of Chalon.  A charter dated 1353 records the dispute between “defunctum Guillelmum de Melloto militem quondam [now represented by “episcopum Cabilonensem Ioannem de Melloto fratrem et heredem dicti defuncti Guillelmi“] Droconemque de Melloto dominus S. Bricii” and “comitem Drocensem et eius uxorem[261]

b)         RENAUD de Mello (-1391).  Seigneur de Saint-Parise et de Chacenay. 

-        SEIGNEURS de SAINTE-PARISE[262]

c)         THIBAUT de Mello .  Petit records the marriage contract end-Jan 1362 (O.S.?) between Milon [XII] and “Dreux et Thibaud de Mello...Isabelle leur sœur dame de Pacy, veuve de Louis de Sancerre[263]

d)         ISABELLE de Mello (-after 1396).  Dame de Pacy-sur-Armançon.  Petit records the marriage contract end-Jan 1362 (O.S.?) between Milon [XII] and “Dreux et Thibaud de Mello...Isabelle leur sœur dame de Pacy, veuve de Louis de Sancerre[264].  Père Anselme notes that Milon [XII] Seigneur de Noyers claimed his wife’s dower from the heirs of her first husband in 1367 and 1368[265]m firstly LOUIS de Sancerre Seigneur de Menetou-Salon, son of ---.  m secondly (contract end-Jan 1363) MILON [XII] Seigneur de Noyers, son of MILON [XI] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Marguerite de Thianges (-12 Jan 1370, bur Noyers Saint-Nicolas).  m thirdly (3 Jun 1371) JEAN de Saint-Verain Seigneur de La Celle-sur-Loire, son of --- (-after 1417). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de TOUCY

 

 

The town of Toucy is located west of the county of Auxerre.  Primary sources which identify the suzerain of the Seigneurs de Toucy have not been identified.  Some later documents which name members of the Toucy family also refer to the comtes de Nevers, but they do not specify that there was any vassal relationship between the two. 

 

 

1.         ITIER [I] de Narbonne, son of ---.  Seigneur de Toucy.  1060.  m ---.  The name of Itier [I]'s wife is not known.  Itier [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         ITIER [II] de Toucy, son of --- (-[Jerusalem] [1100]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Toucy.  He and his brother Hugues are named in a 1086 charter[266].  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[267].  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[268]

b)         HUGUES (-after [1100]).  Seigneur de Toucy.  He and his brother Itier are named in a 1086 charter[269].  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[270].  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[271]

c)         [HUMBALD .  As "Humbald enfans" he is named in a 1086 charter with Itier and Hugues de Toucy[272].] 

d)         NARJOT [I] de Toucy (-[Jerusalem] before 1110).  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[273].  He succeeded his brothers in [1100] as Seigneur de Toucy

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2.         AGANON de Narbonne .  The primary source which confirms his origin has not been identified.  1060. 

 

 

NARJOT [I] de Toucy, son of ITIER [I] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife --- (-[Jerusalem] before 1110).  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after  his return[274].  He succeeded his brothers in [1100] as Seigneur de Toucy.  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[275].  A charter dated 1110 records that "dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes, in the presence of "Nivernensium comite Guillelmo"[276]

m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1134).  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[277].  A charter dated 1110 records that "Dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes[278]Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[279].  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius", by charter dated 1134[280]

Narjot [I] & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         BEATRIX de Toucy .  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[281].  It is assumed from this charter that Beatrix was her parents' oldest child, presumably the only one to have been considered old enough to be named in the document.  m (before 1110) HUGUES Manceau de Cosne.  He acted as Seigneur de Toucy during his father-in-law's absence in Jerusalem[282].  A charter dated 1110 records that "dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes[283]

2.         ITIER [III] de Toucy (-1147).  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[284].  Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[285].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Puisaye et de Saint-Fargeau.  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius, et Hugo de Tilio", by charter dated 1134[286].  A charter dated to [1147] records a donation to the abbey of Crisenon by "domnum Iterium de Tociaco"[287].  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[288].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147, witnessed by “Gofridus abbas de Rupibus...[289].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Iterius de Toceio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[290].  He died on Crusade.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[291].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147[292].  "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou by charter dated 1170, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[293].  Itier [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         NARJOT [II] de Toucy (-1192).  His parentage is deduced from the charter dated 1170 under which "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[294].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy

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b)         GUY de Toucy .  "Nariotus…dominus Tusciaci" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire with the consent of "Vuido frater meus" by charter dated to [1160/67][295]

c)         SARA de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  1167.  m GUIBAUD Seigneur de Saint-Vérain, son of --- (-before 1167). 

d)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m RENAUD Seigneur de Pougy, son of ---. 

e)         ITIER de Toucy (-before 1178).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Bazarne.  1151. 

f)          JEAN de Toucy (-before 1189).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  1180. 

3.         ADELINA de Toucy .  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[296]

4.         ETIENNE de Toucy (-1162).  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius, et Hugo de Tilio", by charter dated 1134[297].  Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[298].  First abbot of Reigny. 

5.         HERVE de Toucy .  "Guillelmus comes Nivernensis, qui fuit natus de filia Lancelini de Baugenciaco" renounced practices which prejudiced the abbey of Saint-Michel by charter dated 1134, witnessed by “…Hervaudus de Tociaco, Odo frater eius…[299]Monk at Pontigny 1120/1151, later Carthusian. 

6.         EUDES de Toucy (-after 1134).  "Guillelmus comes Nivernensis, qui fuit natus de filia Lancelini de Baugenciaco" renounced practices which prejudiced the abbey of Saint-Michel by charter dated 1134, witnessed by “…Hervaudus de Tociaco, Odo frater eius…[300]

7.         GARNA de Toucy (-before 1178).  Guillaume [de Toucy] Bishop of Auxerre approved spending commitments of the nuns of Crisenon, in memory of "nobilis matrone, Garne…sororis defuncti Ytherii de Tuciaco", by charter dated 1178[301].  Her marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[302].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  Gervais abbé de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre and "Gaufredum Donziacum" reached agreements relating to Diges, with the consent of "B…uxor Gaufredi et duo filii eius, Herveus…et Gaufredus", by charter dated 1151[303], which likely refers to Geoffroy’s second wife as the document is dated only six years before the recorded date of his death.  m as his second wife, GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Donzy, son of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Donzy & his wife --- de la Ferté (-1157). 

8.         [---.  m ---.]  Two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY .  Abbot of Les Roches.  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[304].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147, witnessed by “Gofridus abbas de Rupibus...[305]Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][306]

b)         JEAN .  Brother of Geoffroy abbot of Les Roches, monk at Cluny[307]

 

 

NARJOT [II] de Toucy, son of ITIER [III] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife Elisabeth --- (-1192).  His parentage is deduced from the charter dated 1170 under which "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[308].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Bazarne, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  "Nariotus…dominus Tusciaci" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire with the consent of "Vuido frater meus" by charter dated to [1160/67][309]He died on crusade. 

m AGNES de Dampierre, daughter of GUY [I] de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube Vicomte de Troyes & his wife Helvide de Baudémont (-after 1192).  She is named as wife of Narjot [II] in the late 13th century cartulary of Crisenon[310]

Narjot [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         ITIER [IV] de Toucy (-Damietta 1218)Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Bazarne.  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[311].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Yterus de Tociaco…” in De Magnis Feodis[312].  "Dominus Iterus de Toce et uxor sua domina Montis Acuti" ratified a donation by charter dated Dec 1210[313].  "Iterius de Tociaco" founded the priory of Boticens, in memory of "dominus Narjotus pater meus" and with the consent of "uxoris me Berte", by charter dated 1218[314].  "Yterus de Thusciaco" donated a fishery at Auxerre to Pontigny, with the consent of “Ansericus frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1218[315].  He died on crusade.  The Historia Damiatina by Oliverus Scholasticus records the deaths in 1218 at Damieta of "comes de Marcha et comes de Bar et filius eius, frater Guillelmus de Carnoto magister militiæ templi, Herveus de Virsione, Iterius de Tacci, Oliverus filius regis Anglie"[316]m ([1206]) as her second husband, BEATRIX de Rion Dame de Gergy, widow of ALEXANDRE de Montagu, daughter of ---.  "B. domina Montis Acuti" donated property to Maizières by charter dated 1206, the dating clause of which refers to "post obitum mariti mei domini Alexandri, antequam nuxissem domino Itero de Toceio"[317].  "Dominus Iterus de Toce et uxor sua domina Montis Acuti" ratified a donation by charter dated Dec 1210[318].  "Beatrix domina Gergeaci" notified an agreement between the abbeys of la Ferté and Sasonay relating to land at Gergy by charter dated 1217[319].  "Iterius de Tociaco" founded the priory of Boticens, in memory of "dominus Narjotus pater meus" and with the consent of "uxoris me Berte", by charter dated 1218[320].  The necrology of Maizières records the death "Id Jan" of "domine Beatrice matre domini Montis Acuti"[321].  Itier [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  He died on Crusade.  m (1231) as her third husband, EMMA de Laval, widow firstly of ROBERT [III] Comte d'Alençon and secondly of MATHIEU [II] "le Grand" Seigneur de Montmorency, daughter of GUY [V] Seigneur de Laval & his wife Avise de Craon ([1197/98]-27 Apr 1264, bur Clermont).  "Guido dominus sextus de Lavalle" donated property to Olivet priory, for the soul of "Ozannæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated to [1205], witnessed by "Haoys uxore mea, Guido filius meus, Emma filia mea"[322].  A manuscript genealogy of the Lords of Beaumont record the marriage of “Robertum comitem Alencheii” and “Emmam filiam Guidonis domini de La Val” after the death of his wife “Joanna…filia domini Josberti de Guirchia[323].  "Robertus comes d’Alencon et dominus Lavallis et Emma uxor eius filia Guidonis de Lavalle et hæres Lavallis" exchanged property with "Yvoni Franco et dominæ Haoys uxori suæ" by charter dated Feb 1216[324].  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco, conestabularius Franciæ et Emma, eius uxor, comitissa de Alanconio et domina Lavallensis" ratified a donation by "dominus Ivo Francus et uxor eius Advisia de Lavalle" to Bellebranche, for the salvation of "domini Guydonis de Lavalle" and for "Hugonis filii sui", by charter dated 1218[325]"Ama comitissa de Alenceon" donated property to Notre-Dame, Paris for the soul of "domini Mathei de Monte Morenciaco mariti mei defuncti" by charter dated 1230[326]"Joannes dominus de Toceio miles" confirmed commitments made for his marriage to "Emmam comitissam de Alenchon et dominam de Lavalle" by charter dated 1231[327].  The necrology of Joyenval records the death “27 Apr...circa 1280“ of "dominæ Emmæ comitissæ Alençonio, dominæ de Valle Guyonis, domini Guillelmi de Bellomonte [error] uxoris” and that “domini Guidonis de Laval filii eorum primogeniti” confirmed their donations[328].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Toucy ([1232/40]-[Feb/7 Jul] 1317).  Given that her mother gave birth to a child by her first marriage in 1217, it is unlikely that Jeanne was born much after her parents’ marriage.  No primary source has been found which indicates the date of her marriage.  Considering the extended chronology of her numerous children, it is likely that she married several years after the death of her husband’s first wife.  Dame de Toucy, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  Thiebauz cuens de Bar sires de Thoci et...Johanne sa fame” confirmed the sale of property to the chapter of Auxerre by “Pierre de Vaus escuiers” by charter dated Sep 1282[329]The testament of Thiebaut cuens de Bar”, dated 1282, appoints as executors “Jehenne contesse de Bar ma femme, mon signor Guy de Toucy signor de Baserne, mon signor Thieri d’Amele le chastelains de Bar qui or est...” and names “Henry aineis fils le comte de Bar[330]"Iehanne de Thoci comtesse de Bar et dame de Pusoye" confirmed the peace agreement between Philippe IV King of France and "nostre...fil Henry cuens de Bar" by charter dated 1301 “le Vendredy apres Pentecoste[331]m as his second wife, THIBAUT II Comte de Bar, son of HENRI II Comte de Bar & his wife Philippa de Dreux [Capet] dame de Torcy-en-Brie ([1221]-Oct 1291). 

b)         MATHILDE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Abbess of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre. 

c)         OTHON de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  1228.  m ---.  The name of Othon's wife is not known.  Othon & his wife had one child: 

i)          OTHON de Toucy (-1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Admiral of France.  m ---.  The name of Othon's wife is not known.  Othon & his wife had two children:

(a)       JEANNE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ([1297]) as his first wife, DREUX [IV] de Mello Seigneur de Lormat, de Château-Chinon et de Sainte-Hermine, son of DREUX [III] de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris & his [second wife Eustachie de Lusignan] (-[1317]). 

(b)       PHILIPPE de Toucy (-before 1301).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  1290/1298. 

2.         JEAN de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  1180/1212. 

3.         ANSERIC de Toucy (-1242).  "Yterus de Thusciaco" donated a fishery at Auxerre to Pontigny, with the consent of “Ansericus frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1218[332].  "Guido comes Nivernensis et Forensis, et Mathildis uxor mea comitissa Nivernensis" wrote concerning the viscounty of Auxerre held by "dominus Ansericus de Tociaco…domino Narioto fratre suo" by charter dated 1226[333].  Seigneur de Bazarne.  Seigneur de Huban, by right of his first wife.  Seigneur de Pierre-Perthuis, by right of his second wife.  Vicomte d'Auxerre 1201.  m firstly --- de Huban, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly ([1220]) GUILLEMETTE de Pierre-Perthuis, daughter and heiress of GUY Seigneur de Pierre-Perthuis & his wife Agnes --- (-after 1264).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not been identified.  She married secondly (1248) Thibaut de Plancy Seigneur de Saint-Vinnemer (-1250).  Theobaldus de Planceyo miles dominus Sancti Winimerii” donated rights over Pimelles to the abbey Saint-Michel, with the consent of “Guillerma domina Bacerne uxor eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[334]

-        SEIGNEURS de BAZARNE[335]

4.         NARJOT [III] de Toucy (-1241).  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[336].  Seigneur de Bazarnes.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1228/31 and 1238/39. 

-        see below

5.         MATHILDE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Abbess of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre. 

 

 

NARJOT [III] de Toucy, son of NARJOT [II] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife Agnes de Dampierre (-1241).  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[337].  Seigneur de Bazarnes.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1228/31 and 1238/39. 

m firstly --- Branaina, daughter of THEODOROS Branas & his wife Agnes de France (-before 1239).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughter of "sororem regis Francorum imperatricem" marrying "Nargaldo de Toceio, Guidonis de Dampetro consobrinus", in a later passage recording that she was "filia Livernes et sororis regis Francie"[338]

m secondly ([1239/40]) --- of the Kumans, daughter of JONAS of the Kumans (-Constantinople after 1241).  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not been identified.  She became a nun after her husband died. 

Narjot [III] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         PHILIPPE de Toucy (-12 Jan 1277).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1245/47.  Admiral of the Kingdom of Sicily 1271.  m PORTIA de Roye, daughter of OTHON de Roye & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Philippe & his wife had two children: 

a)         NARJOT [IV] de Toucy (-[8 Aug/16 Sep] 1293).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Signor di Terza.  Captain-General of Durazzo.  Admiral of the kingdom of Sicily 1277.  Captain-General of Morea 1282.  In early 1288, when Lucia and her husband arrived at Acre to take up her inheritance, the Commune of Tripoli refused to accept her.  It finally recognised her as Ctss of Tripoli after suspecting that the Genoese, led by Bartolomeo Embriaco, wished to seize control of the town[339].  Sultan Qalawun, taking advantage of the general confusion over the succession, besieged Tripoli in Feb 1289 and captured the city 26 Apr 1289, whereupon Ctss Lucia escaped to Cyprus.  m ([1278]) LUCIE of Antioch, daughter of BOHEMOND VI Prince of Antioch & his wife Sibylle of Armenia (-before 29 Jun 1299).  The Chronicle of Amadi records that "principe Beimonte…haveva una sorella" who was married in Apulia to "messer Hugo de Theusi, amira de Puglia"[340]The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Beymont, Ysabeau, Marie et Lucie" as the four children of "Beymont" & his wife, stating that Lucie married "Nerjo de Toussi" and died without heirs[341]The Chronicle of Amadi records that "una sorella Luciana…moglie del signor Nargo…almiraglio del re Carlo in Puglia" was heiress of "Beimonte principe de Antiochia et conte de Tripoli"[342]She succeeded her brother in 1287 as Ctss of Tripoli, while living in Apulia.  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello names "miser Narzi di Torzi armiraglio del Rè Carlo" and "la principessa d’Antiochia sua moglie"[343]Narjot [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Toucy (-after 1300).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  He succeeded his father in 1293 as Signor di Terza.  He succeeded his mother as titular Prince of Antioch.  m (1299, dissolved by Papal bull 17 Jan 1300 because of the minority of the parties) as her first husband, ELEONORE of Sicily, daughter of CHARLES II King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Maria of Hungary (1289-Monastery of San Nicolo di Arena 9 Aug 1341, bur Catania, Franciscan monastery).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified.  She married secondly (Messina May 1303) Federigo I King of Sicily [Trinacria], son of PEDRO III King of Aragon. 

b)         OTHON [Oddone] de Toucy (-after 1300).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Roye.  Heir of the family properties in the kingdom of Sicily.  Judge in Sicily. 

2.         ANSELIN de Toucy (-Jan 1273)The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire Ancelin de Tucy, le frere de messire Philippe de Ticu qui baux estoit de Constantinople” fought against the Turks, in a passage dated to [1265], adding that “il fus nés et Norris en Romanie et savoit la langue et les manieres des Turs” and therefore acted as go-between with the Turkish leader[344]Signor di Mottola, Ceglie del Gualdo Servano 1269.  m (after 1261) as her second husband, ---, widow of OTHON de Tournay Baron of Kalavryta, daughter of ---.  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire A de Toucy, freré de monseignor Philippe” married “la mere de messire Goffroy de Tornay[345]

3.         [AGNES] de Toucy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "Guielmus" and "filiam Nargaldi natam de filia Livernes et sororis regis Francie" but does not name his wife[346].  1239/1252.  m (1239) as his first wife, GUILLAUME de Villehardouin, son of GEOFFROY I Prince of Achaia & his wife Elisabeth [de Chappes] (Kalamata Castle after [1208][347]-Kalamata Castle[348] 1 May 1278, bur Andravida, church of St James).  He succeeded his brother in 1246 as GUILLAUME II "le grand Dent" Prince of Achaia

4.         MARGUERITE de Toucy (-[1279]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Nun at Morea until 1252.  m LEONARDO di Veruli, son of --- (-1281).  Chancellor of the Principality of Achaia. 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de VENISY

 

 

Venisy is located north-east of Auxerre in the present-day département of Yonne, in the canton of Brienon-sur-Armançon.  The Venisy family rose to retrospective fame in the early 13th century dispute between Pope Innocent II and Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt concerning the validity of his marriage to Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne], their consanguinity being traced to a common descent from Philippe I King of France, in the case of Erard through Adelais de Venisy.  The family of earlier seigneurs de Venisy in the mid-12th century is reconstructed mainly from charters in the collection of the cartulary of Yonne. 

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         ARNAUD [de Venisy] .  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi"[349].  It is possible that Arnaud was deceased at the date of the charter, his interest in the property in question having been inherited by Garnier.  It is not known whether Arnaud was the maternal or paternal uncle of Garnier.  The term "avunculus" would indicate his maternal uncle if used in its strict sense, but the word was often used more loosely in contemporary documentation. 

2.         [brother/sister] --- .  As noted above, it is not known which parent of the brothers Garnier and Anseau was the sibling of Arnaud.  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GARNIER [Warin] de Venisy (-after 1151).  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[350]

-        see below

b)         ANSEAU de Venisy .  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[351].  It is unclear from the wording of the document whether Anseau, brother of Garnier, was deceased at the time, the division of land having taken place at some time before the confirmation. 

 

 

It is not known how the following family group was related to the main Venisy family, if at all. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Venisy .  He is named as father of Thibaut in the 1143 charter witnessed by his son (see below).  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIBAUT de Venisy (-after 1143).  “…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…” witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which recited the history of a donation to Pontigny[352].  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[353].  “…Theobaldus filius Guillelmi de Venisiaco…” witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which the archbishop of Sens confirmed a donation to Pontigny[354]

 

 

GARNIER [Warin] de Venisy, son of --- (-after 1151).  A charter dated 1139 records donations to the abbey of Dilo, including the donation of feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” which was confirmed by "Garnerus de Venisy…a quo feodum istud tenebat"[355].  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[356]A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[357].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[358]A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[359]

m PETRONILLE, [sister of Hélisende, wife of Anseau [I] Seigneur de Traînel,] daughter of --- (-after 1146).  Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[360].  The origin of Pétronille is not known.  A possible clue is provided by the charter dated [25 Mar 1184/24 Mar 1185] under which "Garnerius de Triagnello" confirmed that "domna A[aliz] consanguinea mea" [Petronille’s granddaughter, wife of André de Brienne Seigneur de Ramérupt] had renounced rights over the wood of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny[361].  The precise relationship between the two has not been traced.  It is possible that rights to Saint-Etienne entered the Vénisy family through the wife of Garnier [Warin] and that Garnier [II] de Traînel retained some residual rights through a family relationship with her.  The family origin of Garnier de Traînel’s mother is not known (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY) but she was also involved in a donation relating to the wood of Saint-Etienne and it would be chronologically possible for her to have been a sister of Pétronille.  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[362].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[363]

Garnier & his wife had two children: 

1.         ANSEAU de Venisy (-after 1151).  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[364]A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[365].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[366].  “…Alelmus de Veniseio…” witnessed the charter dated to before 1150 under which "Hugo Pauper, filius Galteri Rufi" donated property to Vauluisant[367]A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[368].  "Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[369]m ([1136]) [as her first husband,] ISABELLE de Nangis Dame de Nangis, daughter of FLEURI de France Seigneur de Nangis & his wife [--- de Nangis] ([1118]-[after 1166/67]).  Documents dated Jul 1213 and Aug 1213, relating to the consanguinity between Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt and his wife Philippa of Jerusalem, record "rex Franciæ…Grossus rex fratrem…Florium…filia Isabellis de Nangies…domina de Venisiaco", adding that her daughter was "domina de Venisiaco, mater…[Erardum de Rameruco] [Erardum de Brena]", another document in the series clarifying that Isabelle was the mother of "Aalaidis dominæ Venisiaci…mater…Erardi"[370]"Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[371]Dame de Nangis.  A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[372]She is named in the cartulary of Preuilly[373].  [She married secondly Guy [de Marolles].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Isabelle married firstly "Guy de Marolles", adding that he joined the crusade in 1141 and died in Palestine[374].  The primary source on which this is based is not known.  However, under a charter dated to [1166/67], Louis VII King of France confirmed donations of property to the abbey of Barbeau, including the donation of "apud capellam de Sarnai" made by "Guidonis de Nangiis…cum assensu uxoris sue Helisabeth" and with the consent of "Milo de Corteriaco…uxore et filiis"[375].  It is possible that "Guidonis de Nangiis" is the same person as Guy de Marolles, and that his wife "Helisabeth" was Isabelle de Nangis.  If this is correct, Guy would have been Isabelle’s second husband not her first, assuming that the charter relates to then current donations.  This would also be consistent with her supposed daughter by this marriage having given birth to children from her second marriage (to Adam de Melun) in the 1180s.  Anseau & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELAIS de Venisy (-[20 Mar 1221/Nov 1222])"Andreas de Venesiaco" ratified an agreement with Pontigny regarding the wood of Saint-Etienne, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filius meus Gauterius", by charter dated [25 Mar 1184/24 Mar 1185][376].  "Gaucherus de Joviniaco et dominus de Rameruco" confirmed the donation to Montiéramy made by “Andreas dominus de Rameruco cujus uxorem post eius obitum desponsavi” by charter dated 1195[377]Documents dated Jul 1213 and Aug 1213, relating to the consanguinity between Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt and his wife Philippa of Jerusalem, record "rex Franciæ…Grossus rex fratrem…Florium…filia Isabellis de Nangies…domina de Venisiaco", adding that her daughter was "domina de Venisiaco, mater…[Erardum de Rameruco] [Erardum de Brena]", another document in the series clarifying that Isabelle was the mother of "Aalaidis dominæ Venisiaci…mater…Erardi"[378]Dame de Venisy.  “Dominus Gaucherus de Jovigniaco et domina Aelicia de Venesiaco uxor eius et dominus Erardus de Brena ipsius Aelicie filius” confirmed the donation made by “Milo de Pogiaco et Helisabeth uxor sua” to Sens Maison-Dieu by charter dated Aug 1207[379].  “Gaucherus de Joviniaco dominus Venisiaci...et uxor mea A. et filius eius E. de Brena” relinquished rights in the forest of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1211[380]m firstly (before 1167) ANDRE de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt, son of GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément (-killed in battle Acre Oct 1189).  m secondly (before 1295) as his first wife, GAUCHER de Joigny Seigneur de Châteaurenard, seneschal de Nevers, son of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adelaide de Nevers (-before Nov 1237). 

2.         FERRY de Venisy (-after 1151).  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[381].  "Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[382]A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[383]

 

 

 



[1] See the map at Challe (1878), between pp. 112 and 113.

[2] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 58. 

[3] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome III, p. 24. 

[4] Reginonis Chronicon 888, MGH SS I, p. 598. 

[5] Ex Heirici Miraculis S. Germani 5, MGH SS XIII, p. 402. 

[6] Ex Heirici Miraculis S. Germani 5, MGH SS XIII, p. 402. 

[7] Annales Bertiniani III 866. 

[8] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome III, p. 41. 

[9] Karoli II Conventus Silvacensis, Missi…et pagi… 8, MGH LL 1, p. 426. 

[10] McKitterick (1983), p. 266. 

[11] Reginonis Chronicon 861, MGH SS I, p. 571. 

[12] Annales Bertiniani 862, MGH SS I, p. 456. 

[13] Annales Bertiniani 862, MGH SS I, p. 457. 

[14] Annales Bertiniani 865, MGH SS I, p. 470. 

[15] Annales Bertiniani 866, MGH SS I, p. 471. 

[16] Annales Bertiniani 866, MGH SS I, p. 473. 

[17] Adonis Continuatio Prima, Auctore Anonymo 866, MGH SS II, p. 324. 

[18] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome III, p. 39. 

[19] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome III, p. 39. 

[20] Dijon Saint-Bénigne I, 154, p. 172. 

[21] Annales Bertiniani III 882. 

[22] Cluny, Tome III, 2678, p. 707.   

[23] Cluny, Tome III, 2781, p. 805. 

[24] Cluny, Tome IV, 2811, p. 13. 

[25] Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 316. 

[26] Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 316. 

[27] Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 316. 

[28] Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 316. 

[29] Hugonis Pictavini Libro de Libertate Monasterii Vizeliacensis, MGH SS XXVI, p. 140. 

[30] Autun (Charmasse), Vol. II, 11, p. 96. 

[31] Roberti Canonici S Mariani Autissiodorensis Chronicon 1168, MGH SS XXVI, p. 239. 

[32] Bouchard (1987), p. 348. 

[33] Autun (Charmasse), Vol. II, 11, p. 96. 

[34] Roberti Canonici S Mariani Autissiodorensis Chronicon 1168, MGH SS XXVI, p. 239. 

[35] Bouchard (1987), p. 348. 

[36] Chronologia Roberti Altissiodorensis, RHGF, Tome XVIII, p. 249. 

[37] Bouchard (1987), p. 349. 

[38] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[39] Nécrologe de la Cathédrale de Nevers, Never Saint-Cyr, p. 214. 

[40] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 458. 

[41] Chronologia Roberti Altissiodorensis, RHGF, Tome XVIII, p. 249. 

[42] Kerrebrouck (2000), pp. 457-8. 

[43] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[44] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 902. 

[45] Guillaume de Nangis, p. 130. 

[46] Du Chesne (1628), Preuves, p. 88. 

[47] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 12. 

[48] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 17. 

[49] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 160. 

[50] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 179. 

[51] Hugues de Chalon, 530, p. 386. 

[52] Hugues de Chalon, 489, p. 349. 

[53] Yonne (suite), 682, p. 344. 

[54] Père Anselme, Tome VII, p. 147. 

[55] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), XLI, p. 62. 

[56] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), L, p. 78. 

[57] Monumenta Zollerana (1843), LXVII, p. 101. 

[58] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 160. 

[59] Hugues de Chalon 489, p. 349. 

[60] Duchesne (Bourgogne), Preuves, p. 88. 

[61] Yonne (suite), 682, p. 344. 

[62] Huillard-Bréholles (1867), Tome I, 816, p. 146. 

[63] Spicilegium, Tome III, p. 700. 

[64] State Archives, volume 102, page 18.2, fascicule 1. 

[65] State Archives, volume 102, page 17.2, fascicule 3. 

[66] Guichenon (Savoie), Tome IV, Preuves, p. 154. 

[67] State Archives, volume 102, page 17, fascicule 1. 

[68] State Archives, volume 109, page 17, fascicule 2. 

[69] ES III 121. 

[70] State Archives, volume 104, pages 34 and 37, fascicules 21.1, 21.2 and 21.3, and Guichenon (Savoie), Tome IV, Preuves, p. 150. 

[71] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 35, p. 19.  

[72] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 22, p. 16. 

[73] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[74] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 22, p. 16. 

[75] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 214, p. 91.  

[76] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[77] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[78] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[79] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[80] State Archives, volume 102, page 49, fascicule 1, and page 49.2 fascicule 4. 

[81] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 214, p. 91. 

[82] State Archives, volume 102, page 49.2 fascicule 5. 

[83] State Archives, volume 102, pages 49.1 and 49.2, fascicule 4, respectively. 

[84] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 475, p. 201.  

[85] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 25, p. 17. 

[86] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[87] Guichenon (Bresse/Bugey), IV Partie, Preuves, col. 252. 

[88] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 36, p. 21.  

[89] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 214, p. 91.  

[90] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 400, p. 168.  

[91] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 36, p. 21.  

[92] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 427, p. 180.  

[93] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 52, p. 30.  

[94] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 421, p. 177.  

[95] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 531, p. 227.  

[96] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 427, p. 180.  

[97] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 27, p. 18. 

[98] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 28, p. 18. 

[99] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 27, p. 18. 

[100] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 27, B. 28, p. 18. 

[101] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 28, p. 18. 

[102] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 533, p. 227.  

[103] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 28, p. 18. 

[104] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 27, p. 18. 

[105] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 27, p. 18. 

[106] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 337, p. 140.  

[107] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 423, p. 179.  

[108] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 263, p. 109.  

[109] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 214, p. 91.  

[110] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 215, p. 91.  

[111] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 216, p. 92.  

[112] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 216, p. 92.  

[113] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 216, p. 92.  

[114] Inventaire sommaire - Côte-d’Or série B (1878), Tome 5, B. 11699, p. 153.  

[115] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 216, p. 92.  

[116] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 30, p. 19.  

[117] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 35, p. 21.  

[118] Richemond (1908), Vol. II, table following p. 98. 

[119] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 35, p. 21.  

[120] Actes royaux du Poitou, Tome 3, CCCLVIII, p. 33 

[121] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 397, p. 167.  

[122] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 36, p. 21.  

[123] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 397, p. 167.  

[124] Inventaire sommaire -Côte-d’Or série B (1878), Tome 5, B. 11699, p. 153.  

[125] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 165. 

[126] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 168. 

[127] Yonne (suite), 8, p. 4. 

[128] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 172. 

[129] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[130] Petit, Vol. IV, 1912, p. 238. 

[131] Autun (Charmasse), Vol. I, LXII, p. 142. 

[132] Yonne (suite), 8, p. 4. 

[133] Jully-les-Nonnains, p. 26. 

[134] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 172. 

[135] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 173. 

[136] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[137] Petit, Vol. IV, 1912, p. 238. 

[138] Autun (Charmasse), Vol. I, LXII, p. 142. 

[139] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[140] Petit, Vol. IV, 1912, p. 238. 

[141] Autun (Charmasse), Vol. I, LXII, p. 142. 

[142] ES XV 125, extinct in the male line in 1418. 

[143] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[144] Petit, Vol. IV, 2901, p. 439. 

[145] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[146] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[147] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 279, p. 91. 

[148] Du Boucher (1662), p. 60. 

[149] Petit, Vol. IV, 1608, p. 182. 

[150] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome II], 20, p. 23. 

[151] Dijon Saint-Bénigne II, 272, p. 63. 

[152] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome II], 20, p. 23. 

[153] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 1, p. 1. 

[154] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome II], 20, p. 23. 

[155] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 1, p. 1. 

[156] Cîteaux, 164, p. 130. 

[157] Cîteaux, 164, p. 130. 

[158] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 105, p. 117. 

[159] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 105, p. 117. 

[160] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 105, p. 117. 

[161] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 105, p. 117. 

[162] Dijon Saint-Etienne, [Tome IV], 105, p. 117. 

[163] Cîteaux, 164, p. 130. 

[164] Pontoise Saint-Martin, Fascicule 3, Appendix, p. 259, quoting A. N. LL 1397 fol. 22. 

[165] Yonne, Tome  II, CCXII, p. 229. 

[166] Yonne, Tome II, CCXXVI, p. 242. 

[167] La Charité-sur-Loire, LXXIII, p. 167. 

[168] La Charité-sur-Loire, LXXIV, p. 168. 

[169] Yonne, Tome II, CCCXXXVIII, p. 352. 

[170] Yonne, Tome II, CCCLVI, p. 367. 

[171] Poligny, 342, p. 344. 

[172] Yonne, Tome II, CDL, p. 459. 

[173] Yonne, Tome II, CDLXVI, p. 475. 

[174] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 2157, p. 232. 

[175] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, 97, p. 65. 

[176] Yonne (suite), 71, p. 33. 

[177] Yonne (suite), 177, p. 80. 

[178] Molinier (1887) De Glorioso Rege Ludovico, Ludovici filio, XIX, p. 167. 

[179] Delisle (1856), 1330-1334, p. 305. 

[180] Yonne, Tome II, CCXXVI, p. 242. 

[181] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 150. 

[182] La Charité-sur-Loire, LXXIII, p. 167. 

[183] Pontigny, 342, p. 344. 

[184] Yonne, Tome II, CCXXVI, p. 242. 

[185] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 2142, p. 230, citing ‘Cartul. du Liget’. 

[186] Delisle (1856), 1329, p. 304. 

[187] Yonne (suite), 177, p. 80. 

[188] Yonne (suite), 198, p. 89. 

[189] Yonne (suite), 216, p. 96. 

[190] Yonne (suite), 285, p. 124. 

[191] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 150. 

[192] Yonne (suite), 420, p. 190.  

[193] Pontigny, 194, p. 240. 

[194] Yonne (suite), 878, p. 407. 

[195] Guyard de la Fosse (1850), Preuves, XXX.  

[196] Pontigny, 250, p. 282. 

[197] Pontigny, 251, p. 283. 

[198] Pontigny, 194, p. 240. 

[199] Abbayette Saint-Michel, 33, p. 43. 

[200] Guyard de la Fosse (1850), Preuves, XXX.  

[201] La Thaumassière (1679), p. 728. 

[202] Delisle (1856), 1329, p. 304. 

[203] Paraclet, 155, p. 157. 

[204] Yonne (suite), 878, p. 407. 

[205] Yonne, Tome II, CCXXVI, p. 242. 

[206] Pontigny, 342, p. 344. 

[207] Yonne (suite), 71, p. 33. 

[208] Yonne (suite), 177, p. 80. 

[209] Yonne (suite), 176, p. 80. 

[210] Yonne (suite), 285, p. 124. 

[211] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 150. 

[212] Yonne (suite), 467, p. 211. 

[213] Yonne (suite), 879, p. 407. 

[214] Yonne (suite), 482, p. 224. 

[215] Yonne (suite), 176, p. 80. 

[216] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium Continuatio, 9, MGH SS VIII, p. 521. 

[217] Yonne (suite), 763, p. 393. 

[218] Yonne (suite), 578, p. 278. 

[219] Yonne (suite), 701, p. 356. 

[220] Yonne (suite), 599, p. 292. 

[221] Petit, Vol. IV, 3002, p. 473. 

[222] Petit, Vol. IV, 2460, p. 336. 

[223] Pontigny, 193, p. 240. 

[224] Petit, Vol. IV, 3002, p. 473. 

[225] Petit, Vol. IV, 2460, p. 336. 

[226] Pontigny, 193, p. 240. 

[227] Yonne (suite), 771, p. 394. 

[228] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 298. 

[229] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 318. 

[230] Maussabré (1860), p. 17, citing Invent. des tit. du duché de Châteauroux, t. IV, p. 497. 

[231] Maussabré (1860), p. 18, citing Tit. du chap. de St-Hilaire; Rec. de dom Fontenau, t. II, p. 431. 

[232] Père Anselme, Tome V, p. 128. 

[233] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, 212, p. 122. 

[234] Yonne (suite), 1137, p. 431. 

[235] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium Continuatio, 9, MGH SS VIII, p. 521. 

[236] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 528. 

[237] Pontigny, 250, p. 282. 

[238] Yonne (suite), 599, p. 292. 

[239] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, 213, p. 123. 

[240] Huillard-Bréholles (1867), Tome I, 176, p. 37. 

[241] Yonne (suite), 899, p. 410. 

[242] Petit, Vol. V, p. 437. 

[243] Yonne (suite), 771, p. 394. 

[244] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, 212, p. 122. 

[245] Yonne (suite), 1138, p. 431. 

[246] Petit, Vol. V, p. 442. 

[247] Yonne (suite), 1138, p. 431. 

[248] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 35, p. 19.  

[249] RHGF, Tome XXIII, Chronique des comtes d’Eu, p. 447. 

[250] La Roque (1662), Tome III, p. 238. 

[251] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 299. 

[252] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 300. 

[253] Broussillon (1893), Tome I, 486, pp. 292, 335. 

[254] Broussillon (1893), Tome I, 501, p. 359. 

[255] Lalore (1885), 223, p. 115, quoting Archives de l’Yonne, E. 548. 

[256] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 299. 

[257] Lalore (1885), 223, p. 115, quoting Archives de l’Yonne, E. 548. 

[258] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 300. 

[259] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 299. 

[260] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 300. 

[261] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 300. 

[262] ES III 652. 

[263] Petit ‘Sires de Noyers’ (1874), p. 249, citing Archives de Dijon, Recueil de Peincedé

[264] Petit ‘Sires de Noyers’ (1874), p. 249, citing Archives de Dijon, Recueil de Peincedé

[265] Père Anselme, Tome VI, p. 652 (no citation reference). 

[266] Bouchard (1987), p. 374. 

[267] Molesme II, 53, p. 63. 

[268] Yonne, Tome I, CIII, p. 199. 

[269] Bouchard (1987), p. 374. 

[270] Yonne, Tome I, CIII, p. 199. 

[271] Molesme II, 53, p. 63. 

[272] Bouchard (1987), p. 374. 

[273] Yonne, Tome I, CIII, p. 199. 

[274] Yonne, Tome I, CIII, p. 199. 

[275] Molesme II, 54, p. 64. 

[276] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire CVII, p. 267, and Yonne, Tome I, CXVII, p. 220. 

[277] Molesme II, 53, p. 63. 

[278] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire CVII, p. 267, and Yonne, Tome I, CXVII, p. 220. 

[279] Jully-les-Nonnains 1134, p. 12. 

[280] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 35. 

[281] Molesme II, 53, p. 63. 

[282] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire 107, 164 (I:267-9, 351-6), cited in Bouchard (1987), p. 374. 

[283] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire CVII, p. 267, and Yonne, Tome I, CXVII, p. 220. 

[284] Molesme II, 54, p. 64. 

[285] Jully-les-Nonnains 1134, p. 12. 

[286] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 35. 

[287] Yonne, Tome I, 267, p. 418. 

[288] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 38. 

[289] Pontigny, 69, p. 140. 

[290] Molinier (1887) De Glorioso Rege Ludovico, Ludovici filio, X, p. 158. 

[291] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 38. 

[292] Pontigny, 69, p. 140. 

[293] Yonne, Tome II, 212, p. 229. 

[294] Yonne, Tome II, 212, p. 229. 

[295] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire CLXXIII, p. 399. 

[296] Molesme II, 54, p. 64. 

[297] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 35. 

[298] Jully-les-Nonnains 1134, p. 12. 

[299] Yonne, Tome I, CLXXIV, p. 296. 

[300] Yonne, Tome I, CLXXIV, p. 296. 

[301] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 53, and Yonne, Tome II, 279, p. 298. 

[302] ES III 435. 

[303] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 41. 

[304] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 38. 

[305] Pontigny, 69, p. 140. 

[306] Pontigny, 48, p. 121. 

[307] Bouchard (1987), p. 374. 

[308] Yonne, Tome II, 212, p. 229. 

[309] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire CLXXIII, p. 399. 

[310] Bouchard (1987), p. 375. 

[311] Yonne (suite), 5, p. 3. 

[312] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 111. 

[313] Petit (1887), Vol. III, 1468, p. 484. 

[314] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 81. 

[315] Pontigny, 320, p. 330. 

[316] Toulgoët-Treanna (1884), p. 114 footnote 4, quoting the extract in full, without citation reference, incorrectly attributed to Jacobus de Vitriaco Historia Orientalis

[317] Petit, Vol. III, 1126, p. 405. 

[318] Petit, Vol. III, 1468, p. 484. 

[319] Petit, Vol. III, 1395, p. 467. 

[320] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 81. 

[321] Obituaires de Lyon II, Diocèse de Chalon-sur-Saône, Abbaye de Maizières, p. 624.       

[322] Broussillon (1895), Tome I, 288, p. 171. 

[323] Dugdale Monasticon III, Shrewsbury Abbey, XI, Genealogia Dominorum Bellismontium, p. 522.   

[324] Broussillon (1895), Tome I, 333, p. 206. 

[325] Broussillon (1895), Tome I, 340, p. 208. 

[326] Paris Notre-Dame Tome II, IV, XVII, p. 160. 

[327] Broussillon (1895), Tome I, 381, p. 222. 

[328] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de Joyenval, p. 292.       

[329] Yonne (suite), 711, p. 364. 

[330] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. dxviii. 

[331] Duchesne (1631), Bar, Preuves, p. 38. 

[332] Pontigny, 320, p. 330. 

[333] Histoire d’Auxerre (1850), Tome IV, p. 92. 

[334] Yonne (suite), 517, p. 243. 

[335] See ES III 114. 

[336] Yonne (suite), 5, p. 3. 

[337] Yonne (suite), 5, p. 3. 

[338] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1205 and 1235, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 885 and 939. 

[339] Runciman (1952, 1978), Vol. 3, pp. 404-5. 

[340] Amadi, p. 213. 

[341] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.XXXIIII, p. 95. 

[342] Amadi, p. 218. 

[343] Hopf (1873), Marino Sanudo Torsello Historia del Regno di Romania, I, p. 113. 

[344] Livre de la conqueste de la princée de la Morée, p. 177. 

[345] Livre de la conqueste de la princée de la Morée, Prologue, p. 29. 

[346] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1235, MGH SS XXIII, p. 939. 

[347] Miller (1908), p. 98.  Rodd (1907) 1 131 footnote 2, points out that Sanudo calls him "native of Champagne like his brother". 

[348] Miller (1908), p. 145. 

[349] Yonne, Tome I, CCL, p. 400. 

[350] Yonne, Tome I, CCL, p. 400. 

[351] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[352] Yonne, Tome I, CXCV, p. 333. 

[353] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[354] Yonne, Tome I, CCXXIV, p. 367. 

[355] Yonne, Tome I, CCI, p. 339. 

[356] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[357] Yonne, Tome I, CCL, p. 400. 

[358] Yonne, Tome I, CCLXII, p. 414. 

[359] Yonne, Tome I, CCCXL, p. 494. 

[360] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[361] Pontigny, 83, p. 152. 

[362] Yonne, Tome I, CCL, p. 400. 

[363] Yonne, Tome I, CCLXII, p. 414. 

[364] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[365] Yonne, Tome I, CCL, p. 400. 

[366] Yonne, Tome I, CCLXII, p. 414. 

[367] Yonne, Tome I, CCCXIII, p. 465. 

[368] Yonne, Tome I, CCCXL, p. 494. 

[369] Pontigny, 74, p. 144. 

[370] Patrologia Latina, Vol. CCXVI, Innocentii III PP Regestorum Lib. XVI, IX, X and XII, cols. 979 and 982. 

[371] Pontigny, 74, p. 144. 

[372] Yonne, Tome I, CCCXL, p. 494. 

[373] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 78 footnote 63, citing Catel, A. and Lecomte, M. (eds.) (1927) Chartes et documents de l'abbaye cisterciennes de Preuilly (Paris), 183 (not yet consulted). 

[374] ES XIV 146. 

[375] Leroy ‘Diplôme inédit du roi Louis VII...Barbeau’ (1909), pp. 127-31. 

[376] Pontigny, 82, p. 151. 

[377] Montiéramey, 109, p. 139. 

[378] Patrologia Latina, Vol. CCXVI, Innocentii III PP Regestorum Lib. XVI, IX, X and XII, cols. 979 and 982. 

[379] Yonne (suite), 63, p. 28. 

[380] Yonne (suite), 103, p. 46. 

[381] Yonne, Tome I, CCXIII, p. 353. 

[382] Pontigny, 74, p. 144. 

[383] Yonne, Tome I, CCCXL, p. 494.