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Chapter 1.                COMTES de MONTBELIARD [MÖMPELGARD] 1

A.         COMTES de MONTBELIARD.. 2

B.         COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON) 4

C.        COMTES de MONTBELIARD (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 20

D.        COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON) 22

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in MONTBELIARD. 25

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AUXELLES.. 25

B.         SEIGNEURS de BELMONT. 28

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTFAUCON.. 28

D.        SEIGNEURS de NEUCHÂTEL [en Bourgogne] 33

E.         COMTES de la ROCHE en MONTAGNE.. 49

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de MONTBELIARD [MÖMPELGARD]

 

 

The county of Montbéliard (Mömpelgard in German) developed around the town of the same name which lies equidistant from Besançon to the south-west and Mulhouse to the north-east, in the north-eastern part of the medieval county of Burgundy.  It retained its separate identity as a county well into the 18th century, when it was ruled by a younger branch of the family of the dukes of Württemberg who had acquired the territory by marriage in the early 15th century. 

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de MONTBELIARD

 

 

THIERRY de Mousson, son of THIERRY de Mousson & his wife Ermentrude de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1076/78]-[mid-Jan] 1163).  "Filia Wilelmi comitis de Burgundia Hermentrudis et filii sui Fridericus, Raginaudus, Theodericus" founded the Cluniac abbey of Froidefontaine by charter dated 8 Mar 1105 in which she names "suis antecessoribus…filiis autem Theoderici atque sue uxoris Hermentrudis, Lodewico, Wilelmo, Hugone"[1].  He inherited his families territories along the Meuse valley in 1103.  He was expelled by his Meuse subjects in [1113] because of his intolerable behaviour, and transferred to the county of Montbéliard: the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Theodericus" as brother of "Raynaldum…comes Barri et Montionis" specifying that Thierry was expelled in 1113 and retained only the county of Montbéliard[2]Comte de Montbéliard.  Etienne Bishop of Metz declared that frater meus Teodericus comes de Montbiliart” recognised the incorrectness of his claims relating to Gorze Abbey by charter dated to [1138/63], naming “cognati nostri Theoderic, Mettensis primicerii[3]A charter dated to [1145] confirms the donations to Belchamp abbey by "dominus Theodericus comes de Monte Beligardis", with the consent of "Theoderici filii sui"[4]Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Grâce-Dieu abbey by “dominus Theobaldus de Rubeo Monte et dominus Richardus de Montefalcone...assensu uxorum suarum atque filiorum suorum”, in the presence of “...Theodoricus comes de Monte Belli Cordis...”, by charter dated “V Non Mai” 1147[5]"Theodericus comes de Monte Biligardis" donated toll revenues to numerous abbeys, after the death of "Theoderici filii mei", by charter dated 1160[6]His death, and that of his son, are recorded in 1163 and before 1160 respectively in the necrology of the abbey of Saint-Pierre le Vif, Sens, where their supposed ancestor Louis died [1016/25][7]

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

Comte Thierry & his wife had four children:

1.         SOPHIE de Montbéliard (-Apr 1148)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the first of the two daughters of "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi" as the wife of "Richardus de Monte Falconis", and their sons "Amedeum Montis Beliardi et archiepiscopum Theodericum Bisuntinensem"[8].  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death in Apr 1148 of "Sophia uxor Richardi de Montefalcone"[9]m ([1124/30]) RICHARD de Montfaucon, son of AMEDEE Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife --- de Neuchâtel (-1162). 

2.         ETIENNETTE de Montbéliard (-after 4 Dec 1160).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the second of the two daughters of "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi" as the mother of "Ludovicus de Salvernia"[10].  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 1172 under which her son "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre)[11]m FOLMAR von Saarwerden, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Saarwerden & his wife Gertrud --- (-1165 or after).  He took part in the Second Crusade, returning before 10 Aug 1149 when he is recorded at Varangéville[12]

3.         ERMENTRUDE de Montbéliard (-1171 or before).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1171 under which her nephew "Amedeus comes Montis Beligardis" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "Ermentrudis materteræ suæ comitissæ de Rupe", witnessed by "…Oto comes de Rupe præfate comitisse sponsus…"[13]m EUDES de la Roche, son of SIMON Comte de la Roche & his wife --- (-after 6 Sep 1178). 

4.         THIERRY de Montbéliard (-before 1160).  A charter dated to [1145] confirms the donations to Belchamp abbey by "dominus Theodericus comes de Monte Beligardis", with the consent of "Theoderici filii sui"[14].  "Teodoricus comes Montis Biligardis" donated property to the church of Saint-Maimbœuf de Montbéliard, with the consent of "patris mei T. comitis…coniux nostra Gertrudis", by charter dated to [1155], witnessed by "Teobaldus de Rubeo Monte, Gill vicecomes, Rodulfus de Falcunnez"[15]His death is recorded before 1160 in the necrology of the abbey of Saint-Pierre le Vif, Sens[16].  His death is confirmed by the charter dated 1160 under which his father "Theodericus comes de Monte Biligardis" donated toll revenues to numerous abbeys, after the death of "Theoderici filii mei"[17]m (before 1155) GERTRUD von Habsburg, daughter of WERNER Graf von Habsburg & his wife --- (-15 Feb [after 1155]).  "Teodoricus comes Montis Biligardis" donated property to the church of Saint-Maimbœuf de Montbéliard, with the consent of "patris mei T. comitis…coniux nostra Gertrudis", by charter dated to [1155][18]A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[19]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON)

 

 

AMEDEE de Montfaucon, son of RICHARD [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Sophie de Montbéliard ([1125/35]-killed [Mar/May] 1195)A charter dated [10 Feb/23 Jul] 1143 records that "Richardus de Monte Falconis…et filius eius Amedeus" had returned the prévôté de Cirey to Humbert Archbishop of Besançon so he could donate it to Bellevaux abbey[20].  "Richardus de Montefalconis" donated property to the abbey of Cherlieu, with the consent of "Amedeus filius eius…Girardi Fontisvenne", by charter dated 1148, before Apr[21]A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[22].  "Dominus Richardus de Montefalconis…et filius eius Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "filii sui Raynaldi", by charter dated [1149][23]He succeeded his maternal grandfather as Comte de Montbéliard in 1163.  "Amedeus comes Montis Beligardis" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "Ermentrudis materteræ suæ comitissæ de Rupe", with the consent of "filio suo Ricardo", by charter dated 1171, witnessed by "…Oto comes de Rupe præfate comitisse sponsus…"[24].  The Annales Marbacenses record that "Hamideus comes de Montebeligardis" was killed in Spring 1195 by "Ottone fratre imperatoris" [Othon Comte Palatin de Bourgogne][25]

[m firstly ---.  No direct evidence has been found to confirm this supposed first marriage.  However, the dates of birth estimated for Amédée’s daughter Agnes and son Richard [III] suggest that they were not born from the same mother.] 

m [secondly] BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  "Domina Beatrix domina de Montefalconis" donated property to the abbey of Grâce-Dieu, with the consent of "Amedei mariti mei", by charter dated to [1170][26]

m [thirdly] OL---, daughter of ---.  "OI. Montisbeligardis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Grâce-Dieu, for the soul of "mariti sui Amedei comitis Bellisgardis", with the consent of "filie sue Ludovica et Grossa", by charter dated 1195[27]

Amédée & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

1.         AGNES de Montbéliard ([1150/55]-23 Oct ----, after 1186).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Agnetis uxoris mee" consented to the donation by "Erardus Brenensis comes" recorded in the latter's charter dated 1166[28].  The date of this charter suggests that Agnes must have been one of her parents’s older children to have been married before that time.  Her birth date range is estimated from the birth of her fourth son which is estimated to [1170/75].  This in turn suggests that she was not born from the same marriage as her brother Richard [III].  "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1185[29].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186[30].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Agnes…comitissa de Breina"[31]m (before 1166) ERARD [II] Comte de Brienne, son of GAUTIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément (-8 Feb [1190/91]). 

Amédée & his [second] wife had [four] children: 

2.         RICHARD [III] de Montbéliard ([1165/75]-17 Jun 1227)"Amedeus comes Montis Beligardis" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "Ermentrudis materteræ suæ comitissæ de Rupe", with the consent of "filio suo Ricardo", by charter dated 1171[32]

-        see below.

3.         GAUTHIER de Montbéliard (-killed in battle 20 Jun 1212)"Richardus comes Montisbeligardi et Galterius frater eius" witnessed the charter dated 1201 which records a donation to the abbey of Cîteaux[33]He is named as maternal uncle of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator)[34].  He joined the Fourth Crusade in 1199, but in 1201 left the main body of crusaders in southern Italy to join Gauthier de Brienne.  He arrived in Palestine [before 1205] and was appointed Constable of the kingdom of Jerusalem by King Amaury II in 1205[35].  He was appointed Regent of Cyprus for his brother-in-law Hugues I King of Cyprus in 1205[36].  In 1207, he lifted the Seljuk siege of Satalia [Antalya] in southern Asia minor in response to the call of its ruler Aldobrandino, but was himself expelled presumably after attempting to take the town for himself[37].  He fled Cyprus after the end of his regency in 1210, allegedly taking with him a large part of the royal treasure, and sought refuge at Acre with his nephew Jean de Brienne who had recently married Maria Queen of Jerusalem[38].  Gauthier later complained to Pope Innocent III about how King Hugues had treated him[39]m (before 1205) BOURGOGNE de Lusignan, daughter of AMAURY King of Cyprus & his first wife Echive of Ibelin (-after 1205).  She is named by William of Tyre (Continuator) who also gives her parentage, listing her first of the sisters, and names her (second) husband[40]The Chronicle of Amadi names (in order) "Borgogna, Alis et Chielvis" as the three daughters of "Almerico de Lusignan" and his wife "Civa, figlia de Baduin de Ibelin signor de Rames", specifying in a later passage that "Borgogna" married "Galtier de Mombeliart"[41]Gauthier & his wife had two children:

a)         EUDES [Hugues] de Montfaucon (-1247 or after).  1218/47.  Lord of Tiberias.  Bailli of Jerusalem 1223/27.  m ESCHIVA [III] de Bures, daughter of RAOUL de Fauquembergues Prince of Galilee & his wife Agnes Garnier de Sidon (-after Feb 1265).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Eschive et Helvis" as the two children of "Raoul…sire de Tabarie" and his wife "Agnes, la fille Renaut, le sire de Saiete", stating that she was "dame de Thabarie" and married "Heude de Monbeliart"[42].  Another manuscript of the Lignages names "ceste dame de Thabarie" as wife of "Eudde de Monbeliart"[43].  Lady of Tiberias until 1247.  Pss of Galilee until Feb 1261.  Eudes & his wife had three children: 

i)          MARIE de Montfaucon .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Marie, Johanne et Symone" as the three children of "Heude de Monbeliart" & his wife, stating that Marie married "Hue de Ybelin et morut tantost"[44].  Another section of the Lignages names "Marie, la fille Eschive, dame de Thabarie" as the wife of Hugues son of "Balian…sire de Baruth"[45]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly her first cousin, HUGUES d'Ibelin, son of BALIAN Ibelin Lord of Beirut & his wife Echive de Montbéliard ([1231/32]-[1254/55]).  m secondly ([1255/60]) JACQUES Ibelin Lord of Jaffa, son of JEAN Ibelin Lord of Jaffa & his wife Maria of Barba'ron [Armenia-Hethum] ([1240]-18 Jun 1276). 

ii)         JEANNE de Montfaucon (-young).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Marie, Johanne et Symone" as the three children of "Heude de Monbeliart" & his wife, stating that "Johane morut"[46]

iii)        SIMONE de Montfaucon .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Marie, Johanne et Symone" as the three children of "Heude de Monbeliart" & his wife, stating that Simone married "Phelippe de Ybelin, le conestable de Chipre"[47].  Another section of the Lignages names "Symone de Thabarie, la fille Heude de Monbeliart et de Eschive de Thabarie" as the wife of Philippe Ibelin[48].  The dispensation issued by Pope Innocent IV for the marriage of "Philippe Ibelin filius Balduini" and "Simonetta de Montbéliard fil. iun. qu. Oddonis comest. Jerosol." is dated 13 Aug 1253[49]m (Papal dispensation 13 Aug 1253) PHILIPPE Ibelin Constable of Cyprus, son of BAUDOUIN Ibelin Seneschal of Cyprus & his wife Alix of Bethsan ([1235/40]-[1304/05])

b)         ESCHIVA de Montfaucon ([1206/12]-after Apr 1239)The Lignages d'Outremer name "Eschive" as the daughter of "Gautier de Monbeliart" and his wife "Borgoigne", stating that she was the wife of "mesire Belleem, le seignor de Baruth"[50].  Another rmanuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer names "Girart le nevou de l'arcevesque Estorgue" as husband of "Eschive" daughter of "Gautier de Monbeliart" and his wife Bourgogne[51].  William of Tyre (Continuator) names her, her father and (first) husband "Geraut de Mont Agu" when recording the death of the last-named[52].  The archbishop of Nicosia objected to her second marriage on grounds of consanguinity and excommunicated the couple.  He was, however, expelled from Cyprus and sought refuge at Acre, before the necessary dispensation was eventually granted[53].  Pope Gregory IX instructed the archbishop of Nicosia to excommunicate "nobilis vir B[alianus] filius domini Beritensis cum nobili muliere E[chiva] filia quondam nobilis viri G[ualterii] de Montebeliardo, nobilis viri G[erardi] de Monteacuto relicta" on grounds of their 3o and 4o consanguinity, by document dated 5 Mar 1231[54]m firstly GERARD de Montaigu, son of PIERRE de Montaigu[-en-Auvergne] & his wife Alix [Alasie] --- ([1203]-killed in battle Cyprus [Jun] or 11 Oct 1229).  m secondly ([1229/30], declared void 1231, dispensation before 20 Apr 1239[55]) BALIAN Ibelin Lord of Beirut, son of JEAN Ibelin Lord of Beirut & his second wife Melisende of Arsur ([1209/10]-Askalon 4 Sep 1247). 

4.         [--- .  Her parentage is suggested by the charter dated 1207 under which "P[etrus] de Ceyo nepos Richardi comitis de Montebeligardis" donated property to the abbey of Buillon[56].  Assuming that nepos is correctly translated as "nephew" in this document, the donor’s name suggests that it was his mother who was the sister of Comte Richard.]  m --- [de Scey, son of ---].  One child: 

a)         PIERRE de Scey (-after 1207).  "P[etrus] de Ceyo nepos Richardi comitis de Montebeligardis" donated property to the abbey of Buillon by charter dated 1207[57]He was probably father of Richard de Montbeliard ancestor of one branch of the Seigneurs de Scey. 

5.         ALIX de Montbéliard (-after 1244).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "la contece Aalis qui avoit esté feme dou conte Bertot…suer de Gautier de Monbeliart et ante de Eudde de Monbeliart" as wife of "Phelippe…bailli de Chypre"[58].  The identification of Berthold [II] von Katzenelnbogen as the first husband of Alix de Montfaucon is not certain.  The fact that she was not named in the charter of her father’s widow dated 1195 suggests that she was not born from his [third] marriage.  "Philippus de Ibelin" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Alicis comitissæ uxoris suæ", by charter dated 15 May 1210[59] Boniface abbé de Cîteaux confirmed the authorisation by the archbishop of Nicosia to "domine A[elisie], relicte…domini Philippi de Ybelino" for the foundation of a convent in Nicosia, by charter dated Mar 1244[60]m firstly BERTHOLD Graf [BERTHOLD [II] Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of BERNHARD [I] Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his wife Adelheid von Laufen] (-before [Feb 1207/1210]).  m secondly ([Feb 1207/1210]) as his second wife, PHILIPPE Ibelin Bailiff of Cyprus, son of BALIAN Ibelin & his wife Maria Komnene ([1180]-Cyprus end 1227). 

Amédée & his second wife had two children: 

6.         LOUISE de Montbéliard (-after 1195).  "OI. Montisbeligardis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Grâce-Dieu, for the soul of "mariti sui Amedei comitis Bellisgardis", with the consent of "filie sue Ludovica et Grossa", by charter dated 1195[61]

7.         GROSSE de Montbéliard (-after 1195).  "OI. Montisbeligardis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Grâce-Dieu, for the soul of "mariti sui Amedei comitis Bellisgardis", with the consent of "filie sue Ludovica et Grossa", by charter dated 1195[62]

 

 

RICHARD [III] de Montfaucon, son of AMEDEE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his [second] wife Béatrix --- ([1165/75]-17 Jun 1227)"Amedeus comes Montis Beligardis" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "Ermentrudis materteræ suæ comitissæ de Rupe", with the consent of "filio suo Ricardo", by charter dated 1171[63]He is named as maternal uncle of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator)[64].  He succeeded as Comte de Montbéliard"Richardus comes Montisbeligardi et Galterius frater eius" witnessed the charter dated 1201 which records a donation to the abbey of Cîteaux[65]He is named maternal uncle of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator)[66]"...Riccardus comes Montisbelgardensis, comes Fridericus de Ferreto, comes Sibertus de Vuerda..." subcribed the charter dated 1 Jun 1207 under which Philipp King of Germany confirmed his imperial fiefs to “consanguineus noster Thomas comes Sabaudiæ[67]"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" confirmed a donation to Bellevaux abbey, made by "Richard Montisfalconis et Amedei patris mei", with the consent of "uxore mea Agnete et filiis meis Theoderico, Amedeo et Stephano", by charter dated 1218[68]"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" donated property to the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Theoderici et Amedei", by charter dated 1223[69]

m ([1200/05]) AGNES d'Auxonne, daughter of ETIENNE [III] Comte d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Beatrix de Chalon (-[1218/23]).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Jan 1261 under which “Jehans cuens de Borgoigne et sire de Salins” confirmed homage by “Ameys de Monbeliard sires de Monfacon, nostre nies” to “la contesse Lore, nostre fome[70]"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" confirmed a donation to Bellevaux abbey, made by "Richard Montisfalconis et Amedei patris mei", with the consent of "uxore mea Agnete et filiis meis Theoderico, Amedeo et Stephano", by charter dated 1218[71].  Her absence from her husband’s charter dated 1223 suggests that she had died before that date. 

Richard & his wife had four children: 

1.         COMTESSON (-after 2 Feb 1251).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 2 Feb 1251 under which "Johannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis" [Jean Seigneur de Salin, her maternal uncle] noted that "Humbertus dominus de Cossenay, quondam maritus neptis mee" held property from "domino Salinense"[72]m HUMBERT Seigneur de Cossonay, son of --- (-before 2 Feb 1251). 

2.         THIERRY "le Grand" (-1283)"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" confirmed a donation to Bellevaux abbey, made by "Richard Montisfalconis et Amedei patris mei", with the consent of "uxore mea Agnete et filiis meis Theoderico, Amedeo et Stephano", by charter dated 1218[73]"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" donated property to the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Theoderici et Amedei", by charter dated 1223[74].  He succeeded his father in 1227 as Comte de Montbéliard.  "T. comes Montispligardis" issued a charter dated 12 Apr 1231 relating to the fiefs of Grandvillars, Feldkirch and Butenheim (then held by "dominus Richardus de Granwilre, dominus Berhtoldus de Veltkirch, nepos suus, et dominus H. de Butenheim"), held from the abbot of Murbach[75]"Thierry conte de Montbeliart" donated property to the hospital at Montbéliard, with the consent of "Alix ma femme contesse de Montbeliart et Richard mon filz", by charter dated Jul 1249, confirmed Jun 1269[76]The Annales Colmarienses record the death in 1282 of "comes Montis-Belligardi"[77]m (after 15 May 1226) ALIX [Algéarde] de Ferrette Dame de Belfort, daughter of FREDERIC [II] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his first wife --- von Egisheim.  A charter dated 15 May 1226 records that "Fridericum comitem Firretensem" and "Richardum comitem Montisbilig" agreed to end the war between them with the marriage of "Tierricus filius comitis Montisbiligardi major natu" and "Adeardim filiam comitis Firretensis", with the consent of "Olrico et Lodovico filiis ipsius comitis Firretensis"[78].  "Thierry conte de Montbeliart" donated property to the hospital at Montbéliard, with the consent of "Alix ma femme contesse de Montbeliart et Richard mon filz", by charter dated Jul 1249, confirmed Jun 1269[79]Thierry & his wife had five children: 

a)         RICHARD de Montfaucon (-after 1 Feb 1279)"Thierry conte de Montbeliart" donated property to the hospital at Montbéliard, with the consent of "Alix ma femme contesse de Montbeliart et Richard mon filz", by charter dated Jul 1249, confirmed Jun 1269[80]Phelipes de Savoie et de Borgoigne cuens palatin et Alis...sa famme” granted “Franchevile” to “mon signor Richart fil lo conte de Montbéliard”, reverting after his death to “Katherine...sa famme”, by charter dated 16 Jan 1278, confirmed by another charter dated 1 Feb 1279[81]m (contract 4 Dec 1255) CATHERINE de Lorraine, daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg (-after 1 Feb 1279).  The marriage contract between Thierry cuens de Monbeliart et...Alix sa femme...Richart nostre fils” and “Katherine...suer Ferry Duc de Lorreingne et marchis” is dated 4 Dec 1255[82]Phelipes de Savoie et de Borgoigne cuens palatin et Alis...sa famme” granted “Franchevile” to “mon signor Richart fil lo conte de Montbéliard”, reverting after his death to “Katherine...sa famme”, by charter dated 16 Jan 1278, confirmed by another charter dated 1 Feb 1279[83]The testament of Ferris duc de Lorregne et marchis”, dated 1297, names deceased “...ma suer Katherine famme monsignor Rechard de Monbeliard[84]  

b)         SIBYLLE (-[25 Mar 1270/Apr 1277])Her parentage and marriage confirmed by a charter dated Jun 1251 under which "Houdris sires d’Arcuncey et d’Arberch" granted property at Saint-Blaise to "dame Sebile dame de Neufchastel, fille Thierri conte de Monbeliart sorour ma femme" among the guarantors[85].  “Rodolfus dominus Novi Castri” donated property to Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “Sibilla uxore nostra et Ulrico filio nostro necnon aliis liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1263[86].  “Sibilla domina Novicastri” issued a charter dated Oct 1264 regarding her chapel founded in Crissier, naming “Ulrico filio nostro[87].  “Sibilla domina Novi Castri, Ulricus et Amideus filii sui” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1270 under which “Petrus Nufchastel” sold property to Fontaine-André[88]m (before 1249) RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel, son of BERTHOLD Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife --- (-[1263/Oct 1264]). 

c)         BEATRIX (-after Nov 1249).  "Amey de Montbeliart seigr de Monfaucon" guaranteed income for "Biatrix la fame Monsgr. Hodou chevalier d’Arguel mon nevour" by charter dated Nov 1249[89]m EUDES d’Arguel, son of --- (-after Nov 1249).  Jaquaz sires d’Arguel fiz cay en arriers mom si Odoin d’Arguel...et...mes si Guillaumes mes oncles et mes si Pierres de Chastaillom” accepted his part of Arguel castle as a fief from “Hugon conte palazin de Borgoigne et à...Alis...sa feme”, except for obligations “au seignor de Neblans”, with the consent of “Perrin chenoine de Besençoin et de Amiat mes frères”, by charter dated Jan 1263[90]

d)         AGATHA (-after Jun 1251)Her parentage and marriage confirmed by a charter dated Jun 1251 under which "Houdris sires d’Arcuncey et d’Arberch" granted property at Saint-Blaise to "dame Sebile dame de Neufchastel, fille Thierri conte de Monbeliart sorour ma femme" among the guarantors[91]m ULRIC de Neuchâtel Seigneur d’Arberg, son of ULRIC [III] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife --- (-[1276/78]). 

e)         MARGUERITE (-after 1259)Europäische Stammtafeln names Marguerite de Montfaucon as wife of “Richard de Neuchâtel”[92].  On the other hand, Richard names “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Thierry [III] dit le Grand-Baron” as wife of Thiébaut [III], adding that she brought “les terres et seigneuries d’Héricourt, Blamont, Clémont, Chatelot, Bermont et Cuisance” as her dowry[93]According to Père Anselme, the wife of Thiébaut [III] was “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Henry Comte de Montbéliard”[94].  No “Henri Comte de Montbéliard” has been traced, but maybe Anselme meant “Thierry Comte de Montbéliard” which would be consistent with Richard.  No primary source has yet been traced which confirms whether Marguerite was the wife of Thiébaut [III] or of Richard.  m [RICHARD de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], son of --- (-1259).] 

3.         AMEDEE (-15 Jan 1280, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne)"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" confirmed a donation to Bellevaux abbey, made by "Richard Montisfalconis et Amedei patris mei", with the consent of "uxore mea Agnete et filiis meis Theoderico, Amedeo et Stephano", by charter dated 1218[95]"Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" donated property to the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Theoderici et Amedei", by charter dated 1223[96].  Seigneur de Montfaucon: “Joannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” granted property “in Puteo meo de Salino” to “Amedeo domino Montisfalconis nepoti meo” by charter dated Jul 1237[97].  “Ameys sire de Monfacon” confirmed his holding of “Willafens” from “mon chier oncle Jeham conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins” by charter dated Mar 1243[98].  Seigneur de Commercy: Amédée “Seigneur de Montfaucon et de Commercy” sealed a charter dated 1251 under which the chapter of Commercy Saint-Nicolas donated annuel produce to “Aubry chanoine de Broyes[99].  He lost the seigneurie de Commercy when his step-sons were declared adult: Simon and his brother Ferry “seigneurs et hoirs de Commercy” granted Ernecourt to “leur beau-père Amé” by charter dated 1259[100].  Seigneur de Vuillafans: Jean “l’Antique” d’Auxonne/Chalon Seigneur de Salins granted “les fiefs du sire de Durnes, le château neuf de Vuillafans et ses dépendances dans les paroisses de Guyans-Durnes et de Montgesoye...[le] fief...du Grand-Vuillafans” to “son neveu Amé de Montfaucon” by charter dated 1259[101].  “Jehans cuens de Borgoigne et sire de Salins” confirmed homage by “Ameys de Monbeliard sires de Monfacon, nostre nies” to “la contesse Lore, nostre fome”, by charter dated Jan 1261[102]The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XVIII Kal Feb” 1279 (O.S.) of “Amedeus dominus Montis Falconis”, noting his burial “in capelli S. Maymbodi”, and of “Maltildis comitissa de Salebruches eius uxor et Richardus eorum filius[103]His place of burial is confirmed by the testament of his son Jean [I] dated Dec 1304 (see below).  m ([1250]) as her second husband, MATHILDE von Saarbrücken, widow of SIMON [II] Seigneur de Commercy, daughter of SIMON [III] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-30 Aug 1276, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d’Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[104].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   The suggested date of her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1251 noted above in which her second husband is named as seigneur de Commercy.  "Mechtildis domina Montis Falconis et vallis Colonie" donated property to "patruus noster…Nuhusensis præpositus" by charter dated 8 Jan 1260[105].  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by a charter dated 8 Oct 1271 which relates that Saarbrücken was the fief of the bishop of Metz, recording that "bone memorie Jacobus quondam Metensis episcopus" (son of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine) had enfeoffed "Lorettam relictam…neptem propriam" and that, on the death of the latter, "germane dicte Lorete…primogenita domina Mahout domina Montisfalconis" inherited the castle[106]The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XVIII Kal Feb” 1279 (O.S.) of “Amedeus dominus Montis Falconis”, noting his burial “in capelli S. Maymbodi”, and of “Maltildis comitissa de Salebruches eius uxor et Richardus eorum filius[107]Her place of burial is confirmed by the testament of her son Jean [I] dated Dec 1304 (see below).  Amédée & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN [I] de Montfaucon (-Sep 1306, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  “Amiez sires de Montfacon” notified that “sires Jehans mes fiz chevaliers“ acknowledged Ferry III Duke of Lorraine as his liege by charter dated 7 Apr 1272[108].  Seigneur de Montfaucon: “Joffrois sires de Appremont et...Estenes sires de Oiseler” notified an agreement between “Simon conte de Salebruche“ and “J[ehan de] Montfacon et mon signor Gatier son frere” concerning “Nuefchestel en Lorreigne” by charter dated 9 Jul 1289[109].  The testament of “Joannes de Montebeligardensi dominus Montisfalcone”, dated Dec 1304, chose burial “in ecclesia Bisuntina Sancti Stephani, juxta tumulos parentum meorum”, appointed “Valterium de Montefalconis militem fratrem meum” as his heir, bequeathed property to “Agneti filiæ meæ”, noted that “pater meus” had granted “Roulans castrum” as dowry to “Agneti sorori meæ” and confirmed possession to “liberis quondam Joannetæ nepti meæ[110]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  Jean [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          AGNES de Montfaucon (-after Dec 1304).  The testament of “Joannes de Montebeligardensi dominus Montisfalcone”, dated Dec 1304, appointed “Valterium de Montefalconis militem fratrem meum” as his heir and bequeathed property to “Agneti filiæ meæ[111].  The appointment of the testator’s brother as heir, instead of his daughter, suggests that the latter was in some way incapacitated from succeeding to the seigneurie de Montfaucon. 

b)         GAUTHIER [II] de Montfaucon (-May 1309).  Seigneur de Montfaucon.  “Joffrois sires de Appremont et...Estenes sires de Oiseler” notified an agreement between “Simon conte de Salebruche“ and “J[ehan de] Montfacon et mon signor Gatier son frere” concerning “Nuefchestel en Lorreigne” by charter dated 9 Jul 1289[112]

-        see below

c)         RICHARD de MontfauconThe necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XVIII Kal Feb” 1279 (O.S.) of “Amedeus dominus Montis Falconis”, noting his burial “in capelli S. Maymbodi”, and of “Maltildis comitissa de Salebruches eius uxor et Richardus eorum filius[113]

d)         AGNES de Montfaucon (-19 Aug 1278).  Her parentage and marriage is confirmed by the following document: the testament of [her brother] “Joannes de Montebeligardensi dominus Montisfalcone”, dated Dec 1304, noted that “pater meus” had granted “Roulans castrum” as dowry to “Agneti sorori meæ” and confirmed possession to “liberis quondam Joannetæ nepti meæ[114]m (16 Sep 1271) as his first wife, AIMON [II] Comte de Genève, son of RODOLPHE Comte de Genève & his wife Marie de de la Tour-du-Pin (-18 Nov 1280).  

4.         RICHARD (-[1277]).  "Ricardus comes Montisbiligardis" confirmed a donation to Bellevaux abbey, made by "Richard Montisfalconis et Amedei patris mei", with the consent of "uxore mea Agnete et filiis meis Theoderico, Amedeo et Stephano", by charter dated 1218[115]Richars de Mombeliart sires de Monfort” sold his property “ou puy de Monmaour” to “Jehan conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins, mon signour et mon oncle” by charter dated May 1267[116].  Seigneur de Courchaton et de Montrond.  m (before 1255) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Chay Dame de Montfort et de Châtel-Maillot, widow of [HUGUES] de Bellevesvre, daughter of GUILLAUME de Chay Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Marguerite de Mailly (-[1273]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified.  Richard & his wife had children: 

a)         THIERRY (-1287, bur Autun Saint-Jean).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Montfort, d’Antigny, de Meursault et de Champlitte.  m JEANNE de Montagu Dame d’Antigny, de Chagny et de Meursault, daughter of PHILIPPE de Montagu Seigneur de Chagny [Bourgogne-Capet] & his [first] wife Flore d’Antigny ([1257]-after 1290).  “Thierry de Montbéliard chevalier sire de Montfort et de Chaigny”, in the name of “sa femme dame Jeanne fille de feu messire Philippe de Montagu seigneur de Gergy et de Chaigny”, renounced her rights over the fief of Mipont “qui était échu à monseigneur Guillaume de Montagu son oncle, au partage fait entre lui d’une part et damoiselle Isabeau, Marguerite et Alixent de Montagu sœurs de ladite Jeanne” from the property which passed “auxdits messire Guillaume et feu messire Philippe frères” under the succession of “Odon seigneur de Montagu leur père et de feu Alexandre de Montagu leur frère décédé sans hoirs”, by charter dated Dec 1282[117].  “Jeanne fille de Philippe de Montagu seigneur d’Antigny et de Montfort, femme de Thierry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Antigny et de Montfort” sold “tous leurs droits sur Champlitte, Margilley, Percey-le-Grand, Pierrecourt” by charter dated 1284[118].  “Jeanne dame d’Antigny et de Chagny”, having reimbursed debts incurred by “feu Thierry son mari”, declared that she would transfer half of “le château de Montfort” to “Richard de Montbéliard son fils” on his majority, by charter dated 1288[119].  Thierry & his wife had children: 

i)          RICHARD (-[26 Apr 1333/1337]).  “Jeanne dame d’Antigny et de Chagny”, having reimbursed debts incurred by “feu Thierry son mari”, declared that she would transfer half of “le château de Montfort” to “Richard de Montbéliard son fils” on his majority, by charter dated 1288[120].  Seigneur d’Antigny, de Montfort, de Montrond et de Châtelmaillot.  m firstly MARGUERITE de Thourotte Dame de Montaiguillon, daughter of GAUCHER [II] de Thourotte & his second wife Marie de Coucy.  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) record that "la fille monsieur Thomas de Coucy le second" married “Gaucher de Torote” and had two daughters “l’une...Marguerite...mariée à...Richard de Montbeliard en Bourgongne[121]m secondly (1312) ISABELLE de Pontailler, daughter of GUY de Pontailler Seigneur de Talmay & his wife --- (-after 17 Jun 1337).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Richard & his first wife had two children: 

(a)       HUMBERT (-before 1333).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

(b)       JEANNE (-1334, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon)Dame de Foissy.  Père Anselme indicates that Milon [X] Seigenur de Noyers acquired “la terre de Vaux-la-comtesse” with her from “Geoffroy du Plessis protonotaire du S. Siege” by charter dated 1319[122]m firstly GAUTHIER de Traînel Seigneur de Foissy et de Pouy, son of ---.  m secondly (before 1319) as his third wife, MILON [X] Seigneur de Noyers, son of MILON [IX] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Marie de Châtillon-sur-Marne Dame de Crécy ([1271]-21 Sep 1350, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon (-21 Sep 1350). 

ii)         JACQUETTE ([1280/85]-)Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[123].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  Dame de Meursault et de Cugney.  m ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Isabelle de Tilchâtel (-after 1341).  

b)         SIMON (-before 1326).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Montrond et de Maillot.  Seigneur de Cuiseaux, de iure uxorism (before 1280) as her second husband, CATHERINE de Montluel, widow of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Cuiseaux, daughter of HUMBERT [IV] de Montluel & his wife Alix de la Tour (-after 12 May 1320, bur Besançon Dominicains).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  The inhabitants of Cuiseaux placed themselves under the protection of “Othonini de Burgundia domini Salinarum”, with the consent of “domine Katherine relicte domini Johannis quondam domini de Cusello, tutricis legitime Johannis filii sui nunc domini de Cusello” by charter dated Jan 1275[124].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  The testament of “Katherina de Monte Luppello domina Castri Mailleti”, dated 12 May 1320, chose burial “in ecclesia fratrum Predicatorum bisuntinorum”, appointed as her heirs “nepotes meos...Johannem dominum de Montis Luppello et Margaretam eius sororem, generatos a Guidone quondam domino Montis Lupelli...fratre meo”, made bequests to “domine Beatrici priorisse de Lacus...sorori mee[125]

c)         GEOFFROY (-1282).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Cour-Chaton. 

d)         GUILLEMETTE (-[1298]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before 1261) HENRI [II] Seigneur de Joux, son of --- (-1294 or after). 

 

 

GAUTHIER [II] de Montfaucon, son of AMEDEE Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-May 1309).  Seigneur de Montfaucon.  “Joffrois sires de Appremont et...Estenes sires de Oiseler” notified an agreement between “Simon conte de Salebruche“ and “J[ehan de] Montfacon et mon signor Gatier son frere” concerning “Nuefchestel en Lorreigne” by charter dated 9 Jul 1289[126].  The testament of “Joannes de Montebeligardensi dominus Montisfalcone”, dated Dec 1304, appointed “Valterium de Montefalconis militem fratrem meum” as his heir[127]

[m firstly ---.  No direct confirmation has been found about this supposed first marriage.  However, the document dated Jun 1330 which records the dispute concerning the inheritance of Gauthier [II]’s known wife does not specify that she was the mother of the three sons who are named therein.  The dispute concerned the dower granted by Gauthier [II] to his wife, and the tone of the document suggests that she was the stepmother of his three sons, although the matter is not beyond all doubt.] 

m [secondly] MATHILDE de la Marche, daughter and heiress of SIMON Seigneur de la Marche et de Chaussin & his wife --- (-before 6 Jun 1330).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by a charter dated 6 Jun 1330 which records the arbitration of a dispute between “Henry de Montbeliart signour de Montfacon chevalier” and “Girart de Montfacon son frere signour de Orbe chevalier” and “Loys de Nuefchaistel chevalier en nom de dame Jehanne de Montfacon say feme, fille jaidis...Jehan de Montbeliard jaidis signour de Montfacon, freres des diz Henry et Girart” relating to the succession of “Mahaut jaidis dame de Chacins et de la Marche” in her dower granted to her by “Wathier de Montbeliart jaidis signour de Montfacon et cay en erriers mary de la dicte Mahat[128].  “Mahaut dame de Chaussin veuve de Gauthier de Montbéliard seigneur de Montfaucon” swore allegiance to “Jean de Chalon-Arlay” for “le château vieux de Vuillafans” by charter dated 1309[129].  She married secondly as his first wife, Henri de Bourgogne Seigneur de Montrond et de Montaigu.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  Clerc records her family origin and two marriages without citing the primary sources on which he bases this information[130]

Gauthier [II] & his [first/second] wife had [four] children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Montfaucon (-[17 Sep/4 Nov] 1318)His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 6 Jun 1330 which records the arbitration of a dispute between “Henry de Montbeliart signour de Montfacon chevalier” and “Girart de Montfacon son frere signour de Orbe chevalier” and “Loys de Nuefchaistel chevalier en nom de dame Jehanne de Montfacon say feme, fille jaidis...Jehan de Montbeliard jaidis signour de Montfacon, freres des diz Henry et Girart” relating to the succession of “Mahaut jaidis dame de Chacins et de la Marche” in her dower granted to her by “Wathier de Montbeliart jaidis signour de Montfacon et cay en erriers mary de la dicte Mahat[131]Seigneur de Montfaucon.  m as her first husband, AGNES de Durnay Dame de Vuillafans-le-Neuf, daughter of MILON de Durnay Seigneur de Vuillafans-le-Neuf & his wife Philippa --- (-30 Jan, 1349 or after).  Agnes de Dulnay dame de Wuillaffens le nuef, feme cay en arriers Jehanz de Montbeliar signour de Montfalcon” divided her territories with “Loys de Nuefchestel et...Jehanne de Montfalcon ma fille sa feme” by charter dated 9 Jul 1326[132].  She married secondly (after 1319) as his second wife, Guillaume de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau.  “Guillaume de Vergey signour de Mirbel et madame sa femme” and “monsignour Eude de la Roiche pour Jehan de Nuefchastel” agreed to divide the territories of “la dicte madame de Mirebel” by charter dated 13 Feb 1347 (O.S.) and 4 Mar 1347 (O.S.)[133].  “Annex de Durney dame de Mirebel” declared having granted part of “le chastel de Villauffans” to “mon...fil Jehan de Nuechastel...ma fille sa suer”, with the consent of “Guillaume de Vergy sires de Mirebel” for “la dite dame Annel dame de Mirebel ma femme”, by charter dated 26 May 1348[134].  The necrology of Theulay abbey records the death “III Kal Feb” of “domina Agnes de Durnay uxor domini Willelmi de Vergeio et domina de Mirebello[135]Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Montfaucon (-[1337], bur Grâce Dieu monastery).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1 Oct 1325 which records the settlement of disputes between Agnel de Durnay dame dou Chastelnuef de Villafans et...Looys de Nuefchastel outre Jou...Jehanne de Montfaucon femme dou dit Looys” and “Henri de Montbeliart seignour de Monfaucon” regarding the Montfaucon inheritance[136].  “Agnes de Dulnay dame de Wuillaffens le nuef, feme cay en arriers Jehanz de Montbeliar signour de Montfalcon” divided her territories with “Loys de Nuefchestel et...Jehanne de Montfalcon ma fille sa feme” by charter dated 9 Jul 1326[137]The testament of “Jehanne de Montfalcon dame de la Marche, fille çay en arrieres Jeham de Montbeliart signour de Montfalcon”, dated 22 Nov 1333, chose burial “en l’englise du monastere de la Grace Deu”, made donations for the soul of “ma...mere...Agney de Dulney dame de Wuillafens le nuef”, named “mon...mari...Loys de Nuefchestel“, and appointed “mes...oncles mon signour Henri et mon signour Girart de Montfalcon chevaliers” as her universal heirs[138]m (before 1 Oct 1325) as his first wife, LOUIS de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [V] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Eléonore de Savoie.Vaud (2 Mar 1305-5 Jun 1373, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame). 

2.         HENRI [I] de Montfaucon (-1367 before 5 Dec).  Seigneur de Montfaucon.  Comte de MontbéliardA charter dated 6 Jun 1330 records the arbitration of a dispute between “Henry de Montbeliart signour de Montfacon chevalier” and “Girart de Montfacon son frere signour de Orbe chevalier” and “Loys de Nuefchaistel chevalier en nom de dame Jehanne de Montfacon say feme, fille jaidis...Jehan de Montbeliard jaidis signour de Montfacon, freres des diz Henry et Girart” relating to the succession of “Mahaut jaidis dame de Chacins et de la Marche” in her dower granted to her by “Wathier de Montbeliart jaidis signour de Montfacon et cay en erriers mary de la dicte Mahat[139]

-        COMTES de MONTBELIARD

3.         GERARD de Montfaucon (-after 17 Dec 1352, bur Lausanne)Seigneur de Vuillafans et d’Orbe.  A charter dated 6 Jun 1330 records the arbitration of a dispute between “Henry de Montbeliart signour de Montfacon chevalier” and “Girart de Montfacon son frere signour de Orbe chevalier” and “Loys de Nuefchaistel chevalier en nom de dame Jehanne de Montfacon say feme, fille jaidis...Jehan de Montbeliard jaidis signour de Montfacon, freres des diz Henry et Girart” relating to the succession of “Mahaut jaidis dame de Chacins et de la Marche” in her dower granted to her by “Wathier de Montbeliart jaidis signour de Montfacon et cay en erriers mary de la dicte Mahat[140]The testament of “Jehanne de Montfalcon dame de la Marche, fille çay en arrieres Jeham de Montbeliart signour de Montfalcon”, dated 22 Nov 1333, appointed “mes...oncles mon signour Henri et mon signour Girart de Montfalcon chevaliers” as her universal heirs[141]Girardus de Montefalconis dominus de Orba et Eschalleus” founded “Bastiam seu Burgum situm circa castrum nostrum de Eschallens”, with the consent of “dominæ Jaquetæ de Grandisono consortis nostræ”, by charter dated Jun 1351[142]Dunod records the testament (undated) of “Gérard de Montfaucon Seigneur de Villafans”, which chooses burial “en la chapelle de la Vierge de l’Eglise de Lausane”, and names “Jacquette de Granson sa femme, Jean de Montfaucon son fils, Jean [presumably error for Henri] Comte de Montbéliard Seigneur de Montfaucon son frère[143]. Gingins-la-Sarra dates the document 17 Dec 1352 and correct the third beneficiary to “un des fils de Henri comte de Montbéliard son propre frère[144]m (before 6 Jun 1330) JACQUETTE de Grandson, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Grandson & his wife Bonne de Savoie-Vaud (-[1378/81]).  “Girardus de Montefalconis dominus de Orba et Eschalleus” founded “Bastiam seu Burgum situm circa castrum nostrum de Eschallens”, with the consent of “dominæ Jaquetæ de Grandisono consortis nostræ”, by charter dated Jun 1351[145]Dunod records the testament (undated) of “Gérard de Montfaucon Seigneur de Villafans”, which names “Jacquette de Granson sa femme, Jean de Montfaucon son fils, Jean Comte de Montbéliard Seigneur de Montfaucon son frère[146]Gérard & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN de Montfaucon (-killed in battle near Asti [May/Jun] 1372)Dunod records the testament (undated) of “Gérard de Montfaucon Seigneur de Villafans”, which names “Jacquette de Granson sa femme, Jean de Montfaucon son fils...[147]Seigneur de Vuillafans.  The testament of “Johannes de Montefalcone miles dominus de Vuillaffens le viez filius...Gerardi de Montefalcone quondam de dicto Vuillafens le viez domini”, dated 18 Jun 1371, chooses burial “in ecclesia minorem de Grandisono, Lausannensis diocesis”, appoints “dominam Ysabellam comitissam de Nydoio filiamque domini Ludovici comitis et domini de Novo Castro, Lausannensis diocesis, consanguineam meam” as his heir[148]Gingins-la-Sarra records that he was killed during the campaign led by Amédée VI Comte de Savoie in support of Pope Gregory IX against the Visconti[149]m firstly ARCHILANDE de Vienne, daughter of HENRI de Vienne Seigneur de Mirebel & his wife --- (-[1365]).  Gingins-la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[150]m secondly (29 Nov 1371) as her first husband, JEANNE de Vergy Dame de Mirebeau, de Bourbonne et de Charny, daughter of GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau et de Bourbonne & his wife Agnes de Jonvelle (-1410).  She married secondly (31 May 1383) Henri de Bauffremont Seigneur de Scey.  Gingins-la-Sarra records her parentage and two marriages[151]

4.         [MARGUERITE de Montfaucon (-after 1327).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  In his testament dated Jul 1311, “Hanris sires de Blanmont” divided his territories between “mes enfans Hanri et Emekin” and bequeathed property to “...Marguerite femme dou dit Hanri[152].  The seal of Merguerite de Monfacon”, dated 1327, combines the arms of Montbéliard and Blâmont[153].  “Marguerite de Montfaucon veuve d’Henry le jeune comme mainbournesse de ses enfants” granted “sur les terres de Marimont et Sarreguemines” to “Pélerin de Bourdonnay” by charter dated 30 Jun 1327[154]m (before Jul 1311) HENRI [II] de Blâmont, son of HENRI [I] Seigneur de Blâmont [Salm] & his wife Kunigunde von Leiningen (-[May 1318/2 Jan 1322]).] 

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

5.         MATHILDE de Montfaucon (-22 Jul 1360, bur Saint-Hippolyte)Loye names “Mahaut de Montfaucon” as the wife of Richard Comte de la Roche, and records her second marriage, but cites no primary source which confirms her first marriage[155]Her second marriage and parentage are confirmed by a charter dated 11 Sep 1336 which records an agreement between “Ferriz Jones cons de Fribour chevaliers et Mahaus de Monffaucon dame de saint Ypolite sa feme” and “Loys de Buefchestel chevaliers et...[ses] enfans...procrees de dame Jehane de Monffaucon [sa] feme, fille Jehan seignour de Monffaucon frere de la dicte dame Mahaut” concerning the succession of “Vauchier cay en arriers seignour de Monffaucon pare de nous Mahaut dessus dicte et...dame Mahaut dame de Chaucins feme dou dit monseigneour Vauchier et meire de nous Mahaut dessus dicte[156].  Mathilde and her second husband confirmed the privileges of Saint-Hippolyte by charter dated 2 Nov 1334[157].  A monumental inscription in the church of Saint-Hippolyte records the death “die Beatæ Magdalenæ” 1360 of “domina Mahauit de Monte Falcone domina de Sancto Hippolyto[158]m firstly RICHARD Comte de la Roche, son of JEAN [II] Comte de la Roche [en Montagne] & his wife Marguerite de Neuchâtel (-24 Mar 1329, bur Saint-Hippolyte).  m secondly (1334) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH Graf von Freiburg, son of KONRAD [III] Graf von Freiburg & his first wife Catherine de Lorraine (-9 Nov 1356). 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de MONTBELIARD (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE)

 

 

RENAUD de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES de Bourgogne Seigneur de Salins, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix von Andechs-Merano Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-9 Aug 1322)The testament of "Alis de Sauoye et de Bergoigne, Contesse Palatine" dated Nov 1278, made with the consent of "nostre…Signor et Mary Philippe de Sauoye et de Bergoigne Comte Palatin", appoints "nostre…fils ainsnés Messire Othes de Bourgoigone Sires de Salins soit Cuens de Bergoigne" as her heir in the county, makes bequests to "nostre…fil Renalt" and names "nostre…fils Iohans"[159]Comte de Montbéliard 1282.  The testament of “Hugues de Bourgogne”, dated Jun 1312, ordered the return of “les chasteaux d’Estobon et de Reveigne” to “Renaud Comte de Montbeliard son frere” and bequeathed him other properties[160].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[161].  “Renaud de Bourgogne” established the succession “du comté de Montbéliard” to “Othenin son fils encore mineur et à ses filles mariées à Orry de Ferrette et à Henri de Montfaucon”, with “Hugues de Bourgogne frère du comte Renaud” administering the county “durant cinq ans la part du jeune Othenin, composée des terres de Belfort, Héricourt et Montbéliard”, by charter dated 1332 [which must represent the date of a later vidimus considering the likely age of Othenin and the death of Ulrich de Ferrette in 1324][162]

m (contract 15 May 1282) GUILLEMETTE de Neuchâtel, daughter of AMEDEE de Neuchâtel co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife Jordane de la Sarraz (-Jul or Sep 1317).  The marriage contract between “Renauz fiz cai en arriere a noble baron Huguin comte palatin de Bourgoigne” and “Thierrys cuens de Montbeliard...Guillaume fille Hamey signor de Nuefchestel outre Joux...fiz de dame Sibille sa einznee fille, dame cai en arriere doudit Nuefchestel” is dated 15 May 1282 and confirmed the bridegroom’s inheritance of the county of Montbéliard to which “li diz Hameys, Jehan et Richard si frere” renounced their rights[163].  “Guillareta filia Amedei de Novo Castro comitessa Montispilgardis” confirmed agreements between “dominus et maritus noster Renaudus de Burgundia comes Montispligardis” and the bishop of Basel by dated 2 Mar 1284[164].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[165]

Renaud & his wife had six children: 

1.         JEANNE de Bourgogne (-[26 Aug 1347/11 Sep 1349]).  The marriage contract between “domino Renaldo de Burgundia comitte Montisbeligardi...Johannetam de Burgundia filiam dicti Renaldi...et...domine Guillerme eius uxoris comitisse” and “domino Theobaldo comitte Ferretarum...Hurricum filium dicti Theobaldi primogenitum” is dated 29 Nov 1295[166].  Dame d'Héricourt, de Belfort et de Chastelot.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Raoul de Hesse marquis de Bade” declared his willingness to hold his properties “du chef de Jeanne de Montbéliard sa femme” as fiefs from “la reine Jeanne” by charter dated 1328[167].  “Jeanne de Montbéliard comtesse de Katznellebogheim” founded “[le] chapitre [de Belfort]” by charter dated 1342[168]m firstly (contract 29 Nov 1295, 1303 before 28 Jul) ULRICH de Ferrette, son of THIEBALD Comte de Ferrette & his first wife Katharina von Klingen (-Basel 11 Mar 1324, bur Thann Barfüsserkirche).  Seigneur de Rougemont 1305/1309.  He succeeded his father in 1311 as ULRICH III Comte de Ferrettem secondly (before 23 Feb 1326) RUDOLF HESSO Markgraf von Baden, son of HESSO I Markgraf von Baden & his third wife Adelheid von Rieneck (-17 Aug 1335).  m thirdly (before 2 Aug 1339) as his first wife, WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen, son of WILHELM Graf von Katzenelnbogen & his second wife Adelheid von Waldeck (-before 25 Oct 1385). 

2.         ETIENNE de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Disinherited.

3.         ALIX de Bourgogne (-after 13 May 1362[169]).  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[170].  “Alix de Montbéliard comtesse d’Auxerre” donated revenue to “sa fille Marguerite de Chalon femme de Jean de Savoie” by charter dated 1334[171].  Dame de Montfleur.  m (1317) JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre, son of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Eléonore de Savoie ([1292]-1362). 

4.         MARGUERITE de Bourgogne (-after [1330]).  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[172].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte d’Auxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[173].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  Betrothed (1305) to JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre, son of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Eléonore de Savoie ([1292]-1362).  m GUILLAUME de Vienne Seigneur de Sainte-Croix, son of HENRI de Vienne Seigneur de Sainte-Croix & his wife Marguerite de Bellevesvre Dame de Chay

5.         AGNES de Bourgogne ([1295]-1367, bur Montbéliard).  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[174].  “Renaut de B. cuens de Montbeliard” granted property to “Henri seigneur de Montfalcon” for the marriage of “damoiselle Agney de Montbeliard sa fille, femme avenir dudit Henri”, and provided for their inheritance of property if “Ottenins ses fils” died without heirs, by charter dated late-Apr 1320[175]Ctss de Montbéliard 1321.  m (24 Apr 1320) HENRI de Montfaucon, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Mathilde de la Marche (-1367 before 5 Sep).  Comte de Montbéliard 1321. 

6.         OTHENIN de Bourgogne (-1338).  “Renaud de Bourgogne” established the succession “du comté de Montbéliard” to “Othenin son fils encore mineur et à ses filles mariées à Orry de Ferrette et à Henri de Montfaucon”, with “Hugues de Bourgogne frère du comte Renaud” administering the county “durant cinq ans la part du jeune Othenin, composée des terres de Belfort, Héricourt et Montbéliard”, by charter dated 1332 [which must represent the date of a later vidimus considering the likely age of Othenin and the death of Ulrich de Ferrette in 1324][176].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[177].  No record has been found of Othenin eventually inheriting the county of Montbéliard after his father died.  Clerc says that Ottenin was “imbécille” but does not cite the source on which he bases this observation[178]Betrothed (1305) to JEANNE de Chalon, daughter of GUILLAUME "le Grand" de Chalon Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Eléonore de Savoie (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[179]

 

 

 

D.      COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON)

 

 

HENRI [I] de Montfaucon, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Mathilde de la Marche (-1367 before 5 Sep).  Seigneur de Montfaucon.  Comte de Montbéliard 1322.  A charter dated 6 Jun 1330 records the arbitration of a dispute between “Henry de Montbeliart signour de Montfacon chevalier” and “Girart de Montfacon son frere signour de Orbe chevalier” and “Loys de Nuefchaistel chevalier en nom de dame Jehanne de Montfacon say feme, fille jaidis...Jehan de Montbeliard jaidis signour de Montfacon, freres des diz Henry et Girart” relating to the succession of “Mahaut jaidis dame de Chacins et de la Marche” in her dower granted to her by “Wathier de Montbeliart jaidis signour de Montfacon et cay en erriers mary de la dicte Mahat[180]The testament of “Jehanne de Montfalcon dame de la Marche, fille çay en arrieres Jeham de Montbeliart signour de Montfalcon”, dated 22 Nov 1333, appointed “mes...oncles mon signour Henri et mon signour Girart de Montfalcon chevaliers” as her universal heirs[181]

m (24 Apr 1320) AGNES de Bourgogne, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard ([1295]-1367, bur Montbéliard).  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathes property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[182].  “Renaut de B. cuens de Montbeliard” granted property to “Henri seigneur de Montfalcon” for the marriage of “damoiselle Agney de Montbeliard sa fille, femme avenir dudit Henri”, and provided for their inheritance of property if “Ottenins ses fils” died without heirs, by charter dated late-Apr 1320[183]Ctss de Montbéliard 1321. 

Henri & his wife had two children: 

1.         ETIENNE de Montbéliard ([1325]-Montbéliard 2 Nov 1397)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de Montbéliard.  The testament of Etienne de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, dated 31 Oct 1397, records that, if mon...fils Henry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Orbe” had died and never returned “du voyage d’Hongrie”, his heirs would be “Henriette, Marguerite, Jehanne et Agnez sœurs germaines filles...dudit Henry mon dit fils”, dividing his territories between them[184]m (contract 13 Aug 1356) MARGUERITE de Chalon, daughter of JEAN de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] Seigneur d’Arlay & his first wife Marguerite de Mello ([1338]-Aug 1392).  “Hugues et Louis de Chalon” gave dowry to “Etienne de Montbéliard” for “leur sœur Marguerite” by charter dated 1362[185].  Etienne & his wife had children: 

a)         HENRI [II] de Montfaucon ([1366]-killed in battle Nikopolis 28 Sep 1396).  “Ysabel dame et contesse de Nuefchastel sur le lac” renounced certain rights in the inheritance of “Jehan de Monfacon jadiz signeur de Vuillaffans le viez et dOrbe” in favour of “nobles damoisels Henri et Jehan Phelippe de Montbelliart freres”, sons of “Estienne conte de Montbelliart et signeur de Montfacon” by charter dated 3 Jul 1380[186].  Seigneur d’Orbe, d’Echallens, de Montagny-le-Corboz.  m firstly (18 Jan 1383) MARIE de Châtillon Vicomtesse de Blaigny, daughter of GAUCHER de Châtillon-sur-Marne Vicomte de Blaigny Seigneur de La Fère-en-Tardenois & his wife Jeanne de Coucy (-after 18 Feb 1394).  The marriage contract between “Henri de Montfaucon fils d’Etienne comte de Montbéliard” and “Marie fille de Gaucher de Châtillon-sur-Marne vicomte de Bligny” by charter dated 1383[187].  The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[188]m secondly (Apr 1396) as her first husband, BEATRIX von Fürstenberg, daughter of HEINRICH IV Graf von Fürstenberg & his wife --- (-27 Jul 1433).  She married secondly (1399) Rudolf VII Graf von Werdenberg in Rheinegg.  Henri [II] & his first wife had four children: 

i)          HENRIETTE de Montfaucon ([1383] or 1387-Montbéliard 14 Feb 1444, bur Lucelle).  The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[189]The testament of Etienne de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, dated 31 Oct 1397, records that, if mon...fils Henry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Orbe” had died and never returned “du voyage d’Hongrie”, his heirs would be “Henriette, Marguerite, Jehanne et Agnez sœurs germaines filles...dudit Henry mon dit fils”, dividing his territories between them[190]Ctss de Montbéliard in Porrentruye, Granges, Passavant et Clerval.  m EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD III "der Milde" Graf von Württemberg & his first wife Antonia Visconti of Milan (Stuttgart 23 Aug 1388-Waiblingen 2 Jul 1419, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded in 1417 as EBERHARD IV "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg

ii)         MARGUERITE de Montfaucon (-Vennes 1410)The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[191]The testament of Etienne de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, dated 31 Oct 1397, records that, if mon...fils Henry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Orbe” had died and never returned “du voyage d’Hongrie”, his heirs would be “Henriette, Marguerite, Jehanne et Agnez sœurs germaines filles...dudit Henry mon dit fils”, dividing his territories between them[192]Dame d’Orbe, d’Echallens, de Bottens et de Montagny-le-CorbozLoye records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source on which this information is based[193]m (contract 14 May 1398) as his first wife, HUMBERT de Villersexel Comte de la Roche [en Montagne], Seigneur de Saint-Hippolyte, son of HENRI de Villersexel Comte de la Roche & his wife Guillemette de Vergy (-Jun 1438, bur Villersexel). 

iii)        JEANNE de Montfaucon (-Nozeroy 14 May 1445)The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[194]The testament of Etienne de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, dated 31 Oct 1397, records that, if mon...fils Henry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Orbe” had died and never returned “du voyage d’Hongrie”, his heirs would be “Henriette, Marguerite, Jehanne et Agnez sœurs germaines filles...dudit Henry mon dit fils”, dividing his territories between them[195]Dame de Montfaucon, de Vuillafans, de Bouclans, de Vercel, de Cicon et Réaumont.  Jeanne de Montbeliard dame de Montfaucon...Loys de Chalon son mary...Jean de Chalon seigneur d’Arlay et prince d’Orange son père” agreed with “Thiebaut seigneur de Neufchastel...Annel de Montbeliard sa femme sœur de la dite...Jeanne” agreed rights to “Orbe, Echallan, Montagney et Boutan” by charter dated 12 Jan 1413 (O.S.)[196].  “Jean de Chalon prince d’Orange” granted revenue from “la saunerie fors les espingles de Jeanne de Montbéliard femme du sire d’Arguel” to “son fils aîné Louis seigneur d’Arguel et de Montfaucon” by charter dated 1416[197]m (Apr 1411) as his first wife, LOUIS de Chalon, son of JEAN de Chalon Prince d'Orange, Seigneur d'Arlay & his wife Marie de Baux Pss d'Orange (1390-3 Dec 1463).  He succeeded his mother in 1417 as LOUIS II "le Bon" Prince d'Orange

iv)       AGNES de Montfaucon ([1393]-1439)The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[198]The testament of Etienne de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, dated 31 Oct 1397, records that, if mon...fils Henry de Montbéliard seigneur d’Orbe” had died and never returned “du voyage d’Hongrie”, his heirs would be “Henriette, Marguerite, Jehanne et Agnez sœurs germaines filles...dudit Henry mon dit fils”, dividing his territories between them[199]Dame de Marnay et du Fay, Vicomtesse de Blaigny.  Jeanne de Montbeliard dame de Montfaucon...Loys de Chalon son mary...Jean de Chalon seigneur d’Arlay et prince d’Orange son père” agreed with “Thiebaut seigneur de Neufchastel...Annel de Montbeliard sa femme sœur de la dite...Jeanne” agreed rights to “Orbe, Echallan, Montagney et Boutan” by charter dated 12 Jan 1413 (O.S.)[200]Philippe Duke of Burgundy ordered the return of le tiers d’Orbe” to “Agnes de Montbéliard femme de Thiébaud de Neuchâtel” by charter dated 1424[201]m (22 Apr 1398) as his first wife, THIEBAUT [X] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], son of THIEBAUT [IX] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Alix de Joinville (-21 May 1459). 

b)         JEAN-PHILIPPE de Montfaucon .  “Ysabel dame et contesse de Nuefchastel sur le lac” renounced certain rights in the inheritance of “Jehan de Monfacon jadiz signeur de Vuillaffans le viez et dOrbe” in favour of “nobles damoisels Henri et Jehan Phelippe de Montbelliart freres”, sons of “Estienne conte de Montbelliart et signeur de Montfacon” by charter dated 3 Jul 1380[202]

c)         JEANNE de Montfaucon (-[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[203].  “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[204]m (contract 1388) as his first wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin, son of TRISTAN de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin & his first wife Jeanne de Vienne killed in battle Nikopolis 11 Sep 1396). 

2.         JEANNE de Montbéliard (-after 1370).  Her first marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 10, 11, 12 Nov 1348 under which “Loys conte et seignour de Nueschastel” confirmed his transfer of “le chastel et maison for de Dulnay” to “Henry conte de Montbeliart seignour de Montfaucon...son pere” on the marriage of “dame Jehenne de Montbeliart, femme jadis...Hugue sire de Jay[205].  “Jacques de Granson seigneur de Pesmes” was ordered to compensate “Jeanne de Montbéliard veuve de Guillaume de Vergy, Henriette sa fille et Guillaume son fils” for “[le] pillage du château de Fontaine” by charter dated 1361[206]m firstly (contract 13 Jun 1330) HUGUES de Joinville Seigneur de Gex, son of GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Jeanne de Savoie (-[May 1347/1348]).  m secondly (before 1356) as his third wife, GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau et de Bourbonne, son of JEAN de Vergy Seigneur de Fouvent, de Champlitte et d’Autrey & his wife Marguerite de Noyers (-[13 Jun/10 Dec] 1360). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in MONTBELIARD

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AUXELLES

 

 

Auxelles, now divided into the two communes Auxelles-Haut and Auxelles-Bas, is located about 15 kilometres north-west of Belfort in the present-day French département Territoire de Belfort, arrondissement Belfort, canton Giromagny. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME (-after 1156).  Seigneur d’Auxelles"Willelmus dominus de Ascella" donated property to the abbey of Bithaine, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Andree, Willelmi et Richardi", by charter dated 1156[207]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         ANDRE .  "Willelmus dominus de Ascella" donated property to the abbey of Bithaine, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Andree, Willelmi et Richardi", by charter dated 1156[208]

b)         GUILLAUME .  "Willelmus dominus de Ascella" donated property to the abbey of Bithaine, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Andree, Willelmi et Richardi", by charter dated 1156[209]

c)         RICHARD .  "Willelmus dominus de Ascella" donated property to the abbey of Bithaine, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Andree, Willelmi et Richardi", by charter dated 1156[210]

 

 

Two brothers.  The chronology suggests that they were not the same persons as those named in the charter dated 1156 which is quoted above. 

1.         GUILLAUME (-after 1240).  Seigneur d’Auxelles"Dominus Guillermus et dominus Ricardus fratres de Acella" confirmed donations to the abbey of Luxeuil by charter dated 1205[211].  "Wuillelmo et Richardo dominis de Ascella" witnessed a charter dated 1208 which records a donation to the abbey of Bithaine[212].  "Rainardus dominus de Faucognie", with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea", and "Guillermus et…Richardus domini de Acella" assisted at the foundation of the priory of Saint-Urbain de Saulx by charter dated 1215[213].  "Guillelmus de Aucella et Richardus frater eius" donated property to the abbey of Bithaine by charter dated 1221[214].  "Willelmus dominus de Acella" acknowledged a donation made to Bithaine abbey by "Gillebertus prepositus de Sauz", with the support of “Loretha uxore sua et filiabus suis Elizabeth, Margaretha et Sibilla, generis quoque suis Willelmo et Walone”, by charter dated 1224[215].  "Haymo dominus Falconii, vicecomes Visulii" confirmed donations to Bithaine abbey by "domini de Ascella, dominus…Villermus et dominus Richardus frater eius", with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea, Johannes filius meus et Sibilla filia mea", by charter dated 1228[216].  "Dominum Willelmum de Acella et dominum Richardum fratrem eius" are named as guarantors in a charter dated 1230 relating to the abbey of Bithaine[217].  "Willermus dominus de Acella" signed a charter dated 1240 relating to the abbey of Bithaine[218]m LORETTE, daughter of --- (-after 1224).  "Willelmus dominus de Acella" acknowledged a donation made to Bithaine abbey by "Gillebertus prepositus de Sauz", with the support of “Loretha uxore sua et filiabus suis Elizabeth, Margaretha et Sibilla, generis quoque suis Willelmo et Walone”, by charter dated 1224[219].  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         ELISABETH .  "Willelmus dominus de Acella" acknowledged a donation made to Bithaine abbey by "Gillebertus prepositus de Sauz", with the support of “Loretha uxore sua et filiabus suis Elizabeth, Margaretha et Sibilla, generis quoque suis Willelmo et Walone”, by charter dated 1224[220]m (before 1224) GUILLAUME, son of ---. 

b)         MARGUERITE .  "Willelmus dominus de Acella" acknowledged a donation made to Bithaine abbey by "Gillebertus prepositus de Sauz", with the support of “Loretha uxore sua et filiabus suis Elizabeth, Margaretha et Sibilla, generis quoque suis Willelmo et Walone”, by charter dated 1224[221]m (before 1224) WALO, son of ---. 

c)         SIBYLLE .  "Willelmus dominus de Acella" acknowledged a donation made to Bithaine abbey by "Gillebertus prepositus de Sauz", with the support of “Loretha uxore sua et filiabus suis Elizabeth, Margaretha et Sibilla, generis quoque suis Willelmo et Walone”, by charter dated 1224[222]

2.         RICHARD (-after 1246).  Seigneur d’Auxelles"Dominus Guillermus et dominus Ricardus fratres de Acella" confirmed donations to the abbey of Luxeuil by charter dated 1205[223].  "Wuillelmo et Richardo dominis de Ascella" witnessed a charter dated 1208 which records a donation to the abbey of Bithaine[224].  "Haymo dominus Falconii, vicecomes Visulii" confirmed donations to Bithaine abbey by "domini de Ascella, dominus…Villermus et dominus Richardus frater eius", with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea, Johannes filius meus et Sibilla filia mea", by charter dated 1228[225].  "Dominum Willelmum de Acella et dominum Richardum fratrem eius" are named as guarantors in a charter dated 1230 relating to the abbey of Bithaine[226].  "Domina Elisabeth uxor domini Vuillelmi de Cycons" donated property to Bellevaux abbey, with the consent of "domini Richardi de Aucella patris sui et Richardi minoris filii sui", by charter dated 1246[227]m ---.  The name of Richard’s wife is not known.  Richard & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH (-after 1246).  "Domina Elisabeth uxor domini Vuillelmi de Cycons" donated property to Bellevaux abbey, with the consent of "domini Richardi de Aucella patris sui et Richardi minoris filii sui", by charter dated 1246[228]m GUILLAUME Seigneur de Cicon, son of --- (-after 1246). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BELMONT

 

 

1.         HUGUES "Pagan" de Belmont (-after [1134]).  Seigneur de Belmont.  "Hugo Paganus dominus de Belmont et filii eius Petrus et Poncius" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "dominis suis…comite Raynaldo Burgundie, comite Theodorico Montisbelicardi, comite Simone de Rocha", by charter dated to before 1134[229]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE de Belmont .  "Hugo Paganus dominus de Belmont et filii eius Petrus et Poncius" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "dominis suis…comite Raynaldo Burgundie, comite Theodorico Montisbelicardi, comite Simone de Rocha", by charter dated to before 1134[230]

b)         PONS de Belmont .  "Hugo Paganus dominus de Belmont et filii eius Petrus et Poncius" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "dominis suis…comite Raynaldo Burgundie, comite Theodorico Montisbelicardi, comite Simone de Rocha", by charter dated to before 1134[231]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de MONTFAUCON

 

 

1.         CONON [I] de Montfaucon (-after 1039).  "…Chuuno de Montefalchone…" witnessed the undated charter, dated to after 1039, under which "Vualcherius miles de Salinis" confirmed donations of "Humberto patri suo"[232]

 

2.         RICHARD [I] de Montfaucon (-[1090]).  "…Richardus de Montefalconis…" witnessed an undated document for Romainmotier[233]

 

3.         AMEDEE [I] de Montfaucon (-after [1100]).  "Dom. Amedeum" judged a dispute between "Amaldricus filius Landrici" [sire de Joux] and Romainmotier, dated to the end-11th century[234].  

 

4.         HUGUES de Montfaucon (-[1085])Archbishop of Besançon 1067. 

 

5.         HUGUES de Charmoille [de Montfaucon] .  Loye names “trois frères de la maison de Montfaucon, Hugues, Amédée et Richard”, as sons of “Amédée Ier de Montfaucon[235]None of the charters quoted below in which they are named specifies any family relationship between the three.  Viellard and Loye indicate that Hasenburg/Azuel (probable descendants of Hugues) bore the same arms as Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], and similar arms to the original arms of Montfaucon, which suggests a close family relationship between all three[236].  However, there seems no reason to suppose that the three were brothers rather than (for example) first cousins.  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilium...virorum Hugonis, Amedei, et Richardi de Monte-Falconis" by charter dated 8 Jan 1125[237].  Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Lucelle, at the request of "Hugone et Amedeo et Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 1136[238].  Pope Innocent II confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilibus viris Hugone, Amedeo et Richardo de Monte-Falconis" by bull dated 18 Mar 1139[239].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the possessions of Lucelle abbey, founded by "nobilibus viris Hugone de Calmillis, Amideo de Novo Castro, Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 28 May 1139[240]Europäische Stammtafeln records Hugues as ancestor of the Herren von Hasenburg [Seigneurs d’Asuel/Azuel], near Porrentruy[241]

-        HERREN von HASENBURG [Seigneurs d'Asuel/Azuel]. 

 

6.         AMEDEE de Neuchâtel [de Montfaucon] (-after 1152)Loye names “trois frères de la maison de Montfaucon, Hugues, Amédée et Richard”, as sons of “Amédée Ier de Montfaucon[242].  None of the charters quoted below in which they are named specifies any family relationship between the three.  Viellard and Loye indicate that Hasenburg/Azuel (probable descendants of Hugues) bore the same arms as Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], and similar arms to the original arms of Montfaucon, which suggests a close family relationship between all three[243].  However, there seems no reason to suppose that the three were brothers rather than (for example) first cousins.  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilium...virorum Hugonis, Amedei, et Richardi de Monte-Falconis" by charter dated 8 Jan 1125[244].  Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Lucelle, at the request of "Hugone et Amedeo et Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 1136[245].  Pope Innocent II confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilibus viris Hugone, Amedeo et Richardo de Monte-Falconis" by bull dated 18 Mar 1139[246].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the possessions of Lucelle abbey, founded by "nobilibus viris Hugone de Calmillis, Amideo de Novo Castro, Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 28 May 1139[247]

-        SEIGNEURS de NEUCHÂTEL [en Bourgogne]

 

 

1.         RICHARD [II] de Montfaucon (-1162)Loye names “trois frères de la maison de Montfaucon, Hugues, Amédée et Richard”, as sons of “Amédée Ier de Montfaucon[248].  None of the charters quoted below in which they are named specifies any family relationship between the three.  Viellard and Loye indicate that Hasenburg/Azuel (probable descendants of Hugues) bore the same arms as Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], and similar arms to the original arms of Montfaucon, which suggests a close family relationship between all three[249].  However, there seems no reason to suppose that the three were brothers rather than (for example) first cousins.  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilium...virorum Hugonis, Amedei, et Richardi de Monte-Falconis" by charter dated 8 Jan 1125[250]"Richardus de Monte Falconis" authorised donations to the abbey of Bellevaux by, among others "Rainaldus de Treva", by charter dated 1130, witnessed by "…Guido de Montefalconis"[251]Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Lucelle, at the request of "Hugone et Amedeo et Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 1136[252].  Pope Innocent II confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilibus viris Hugone, Amedeo et Richardo de Monte-Falconis" by bull dated 18 Mar 1139[253].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Lucelle by "Hugonis de Calmillis, Amideo de Novo Castro, Ricardo de Montefalconis" by charter dated 28 May 1139[254]A charter dated [10 Feb/23 Jul] 1143 records that "Richardus de Monte Falconis…et filius eius Amedeus" had returned the prévôté de Cirey to Humbert Archbishop of Besançon so he could donate it to Bellevaux abbey[255]Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Grâce-Dieu abbey by “dominus Theobaldus de Rubeo Monte et dominus Richardus de Montefalcone...assensu uxorum suarum atque filiorum suorum”, in the presence of “...Henricus de Faucogney...”, by charter dated “V Non Mai” 1147[256]"Richardus de Montefalconis" donated property to the abbey of Cherlieu, with the consent of "Amedeus filius eius…Girardi Fontisvenne", by charter dated 1148, before Apr[257]A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[258].  "Dominus Richardus de Montefalconis…et filius eius Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "filii sui Raynaldi", by charter dated [1149][259]m ([1124/30]) SOPHIE de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY Comte de Montbéliard [Bar-Mousson] & his wife --- (-Apr 1148).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the first of the two daughters of "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi" as the wife of "Richardus de Monte Falconis", and names their sons "Amedeum Montis Beliardi et archiepiscopum Theodericum Bisuntinensem"[260].  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death in Apr 1148 of "Sophia uxor Richardi de Montefalcone"[261].  Richard [II] & his wife had five children:

a)         AMEDEE [II] de Montfaucon ([1125/35]-killed [Mar/May] 1195)A charter dated [10 Feb/23 Jul] 1143 records that "Richardus de Monte Falconis…et filius eius Amedeus" had returned the prévôté de Cirey to Humbert Archbishop of Besançon so he could donate it to Bellevaux abbey[262]He succeeded his maternal grandfather as Comte de Montbéliard in 1163.   

-        COMTES de MONTBELIARD

b)         RENAUD de Montfaucon (-after 1149).  A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[263].  "Dominus Richardus de Montefalconis…et filius eius Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "filii sui Raynaldi", by charter dated [1149][264]

c)         THIERRY de Montfaucon (-Ptolemais 1190).  A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[265]Canon, later Archdeacon of Besançon.  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "uxoris sue Ermentrudis", by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "Teodericus decanus Sancti Stephani, atque Stephania abbatissa de Palma soror supradicti decani…"[266]He was elected Archbishop of Besançon in 1181.  He accompanied Louis Comte de Ferrette on the Third Crusade in 1189.  He was present at the siege of Acre, but died from plague soon after[267]

d)         CLEMENCE de Montfaucon (-after 1160).  A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[268].  "Dominus Girardus de Fonteuenne" donated property to the abbey of Cherlieu, with the consent of "Stephanus et Walo maiores sui, dominus Guido de Iunciuilla et Clementia uxor Girardi et Humbertus filius eius", by charter dated 1160[269].  "Gerardus…Widonis filius cum uxore sua Clementia et filiis Humberto et Theoderico" and "Gerardus dominus de Fouvenz", with the consent of "uxore sua et Humberto filio eius", donated property to the abbey of Theulay by undated charters[270]m (before Apr 1148) GERARD [V] Seigneur de Fouvent, son of GUY de Fouvent & his wife --- (-on Crusade [1171]). 

e)         ETIENNETTE de Montfaucon (-after 1183).  A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania"[271]Abbess of Baume-les-Dames 1162-83.  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "uxoris sue Ermentrudis", by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "Teodericus decanus Sancti Stephani, atque Stephania abbatissa de Palma soror supradicti decani…"[272]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de NEUCHÂTEL [en Bourgogne]

 

 

The territory of the medieval seigneurie of Neuchâtel (or Neufchâtel) in the county of Burgundy was located in the present-day canton of Pont-de-Roide (also known as Pont-de-Roide-Vermondans), département Doubs, about 20 kilometres south/south-west of Montbéliard.  It encompassed the town of L’Isle-sur-le-Doubs, the abbey of Lieu-Croissant, the priory of Lanthenans, and the castle of Bermont[273].  It had no connection with the medieval county of Neuchâtel (see Chapter 7 of the present document), which was centred on the town of Neuchâtel in the canton of the same name in present-day Switzerland.  The castle of Neuchâtel in Burgundy, of which no record exists before the 12th century, was built on a hill overlooking the village of Combe-d’Hians on the right-hand side of a royal road which led from Moulins to Basel, in the centre of the ancient seigneurie of Fermetey de Neuchâtel[274].  The seigneurie of Neuchâtel consisted of Fermetey, the prévôté of Mathay, and the villages located in the midi of the Lomont[275].  As will be seen below, the reconstruction of the early generations of this family is uncertain.  Père Anselme omits numerous data points[276], while the versions offered by Richard and Loye both appear unreliable.  The more recent article by Dodivers consists mainly of a compilation from other sources, which is useful in highlighting primary source data omitted from the earlier publications, but appears to include no new research of his own[277].  The reconstruction in Europäische Stammtafeln[278] does not seem any more reliable.  The problem is complicated by use of the name “Thiébaut” in each generation of the family, the absence of reliable data concerning dates of death, and the resulting uncertainty concerning which Thiébaut was referred to in which sources. 

 

 

1.         AMEDEE de Neuchâtel [de Montfaucon], son of --- (-[after 1152])Loye names “trois frères de la maison de Montfaucon, Hugues, Amédée et Richard”, as sons of “Amédée Ier de Montfaucon[279].  None of the charters quoted below in which they are named specifies any family relationship between the three.  Viellard and Loye indicate that Hasenburg/Azuel (probable descendants of Hugues) bore the same arms as Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], and similar arms to the original arms of Montfaucon, which suggests a close family relationship between all three[280].  However, there seems no reason to suppose that the three were brothers rather than (for example) first cousins.  Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilium...virorum Hugonis, Amedei, et Richardi de Monte-Falconis" by charter dated 8 Jan 1125[281].  Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Lucelle, at the request of "Hugone et Amedeo et Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 1136[282].  Pope Innocent II confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilibus viris Hugone, Amedeo et Richardo de Monte-Falconis" by bull dated 18 Mar 1139[283].  Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the possessions of Lucelle abbey, founded by "nobilibus viris Hugone de Calmillis, Amideo de Novo Castro, Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 28 May 1139[284].   

 

 

The successors of Amédée de Neuchâtel, and their family relationships, are uncertain.  Loye states that Amédée left “plusieurs enfants”, adding that “les chartes de l’abbaye de Belchamp” name among others “Thiébaut [I], Froment, Guillaume et Gérard[285].  However, the references to these charters cited below do not specify any family relationships between the individuals named.  It is supposed that Loye has jumped to the conclusion that the persons in question were brothers without any basis for his assumption.  Loye has also ignored any connection with the Dramelay family, which is discussed below.  Until more information comes to light, the following four individuals are shown separately without linking them by relationship. 

 

1.         GERARD de Neuchâtel (-after 1156)Richard records that “Girard de Neuchâtel” witnessed a charter of the abbey of Belchamp dated 1147[286]m --- de Mandeure, daughter of --- (-after 1156).  Dodivers notes that Gérard de Neuchâtel was named in a charter dated 1156 married to “une demoiselle de la maison de Mandeure[287]

 

2.         THIEBAUT [I] de Neuchâtel (-after 1194).  “Vir nobilis doctus Theobaldus de novo Castro miles” swore allegiance to the church “beatæ Mariæ monasterii Palmensis, diœcesis Bisontinæ” and “religiosæ dominæ Beatrici de Burgundia” [presumably Beatrix Ctss palatine de Bourgogne, wife of Emperor Friedrich I from 1156] for specified territories by undated charter (dated to the mid-12th century from the context of other documents)[288].  Richard records that “l’abbaye des Trois-Rois” enfeoffed “Thiébaud de Neuchâtel” with “quelques meix auprès de Fusnans et Uxelles”, in the presence of “Amédée de Tramelay archévêque de Besançon”, by charter dated 1194[289].  Richard records the death “avant 1221” of Thiébaut [I][290], although this is late if his marriage date is correct.  m [([1150/60]) YOLANDE de Lévi, daughter of ---] or [(before 1156) ALIX, daughter of ---].  Richard records the marriage “de 1150 à 1160 au plus tard” of Thiébaut [I] de Neuchâtel and “Yolande de Lévi” but does not specify the primary source on which he bases this information[291].  Père Anselme states that Thiébaut [I] “vivoit avec Alix sa femme” in 1165, without citing any primary source either[292].  Until further information comes to light, no basis exists for deciding whether Richard or Père Anselme might be correct.  Thiébaut [I] & his wife had [two] children (Richard names Thiébaut and Amédée as two sons of Thiébaut [I] de Neuchâtel without specifying the primary source on which he bases this information[293].  It appears chronologically inconsistent with the information recorded below relating to the family of Fromont de Dramelay which, if correct, suggests that Thiébaut and Amédée were Fromont’s sons): 

a)         VANDELINE de Neuchâtel .  The marriage contract of Vandeline and Jean de Rye, dated 23 Jan 1180, specifies the dowry which she received from her parents[294].  m (contract 23 Jan 1180) JEAN de Rye, son of ---. 

b)         [CLEMENCE de Neuchâtel .  Richard records the marriage of Clémence, daughter of Thiébaut [I], and “Pierre [IV] seigneur de Scey, de Montrond et de Montbéliard en partie”[295].  Dodivers indicates that Clémence, wife of “Pierre de Scey”, was the daughter of Fromont de Dramelay[296].  The chronology of the Scey family has not been checked to see which is the more likely parentage of Pierre’s wife.  m PIERRE [IV] Seigneur de Scey, de Montrond et de Montbéliard [part], son of ---.]  

 

3.         FROMONT de Neuchâtel (-after 1171).  Richard records that “Fromont et Wuillaume ou Guillaume de Neuchâtel” witnessed a charter of the abbey of Belchamp dated 1171[297]This person was maybe the same as “Fromont de Dramelay” who is named below. 

 

4.         GUILLAUME de Neuchâtel (-after 1180).  Richard records that “Fromont et Wuillaume ou Guillaume de Neuchâtel” witnessed a charter of the abbey of Belchamp dated 1171[298].  Richard records that “Guillaume de Neuchâtel” witnessed a charter of the abbey of Belchamp dated 1180[299].  If Fromont de Neuchâtel (died after 1171) was the same person as Fromont de Dramelay who is named below, it is likely that Guillaume de Neuchâtel was Guillaume de Dramelay, Fromont’s brother. 

 

 

Dodivers has highlighted that “Monsieur de Casteljau” proposed the descent of the later seigneurs de Neuchâtel from the Dramelay family[300].  He names “Humbert de Dramelay” as father of the three sons named below.  However, the precise route by which the Dramelay family inherited Neuchâtel has still to be ascertained.  Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that the wife of Fromont de Dramelay was the daughter of Amédée de Neuchâtel[301].  This appears to be based on a suggestion by Faget de Castelnau (as reported by Dodivers) that Fromont “pourrait être un gendre ou un beau-frère d’Amédée de Novo Castro qui fonda Lucelle en 1125[302].  While such a family connection would provide a possible explanation for the transmission of Neuchâtel to the Dramelay family, several points remain unexplained.  Firstly, the chronology is stretched for the son-in-law of Amédée, co-founder of Lucelle in 1125, to have still been active in 1213.  Secondly, Richard records that “Fromont et Wuillaume ou Guillaume de Neuchâtel” witnessed a charter of the abbey of Belchamp dated 1171[303].  If Neuchâtel was inherited by the Dramelay family through Fromont’s wife, his brother Guillaume would not have been described as “de Neuchâtel”.  Thirdly, the sources cited above appear to confirm the existence in the mid-12th century of Thiébaut [I] de Neuchâtel who, from a chronological point of view, could have been Amédée de Neuchâtel’s immediate successor but who appears not to have been the father of Thiébaut [II].  In conclusion, the correct explanation must involve a two stage transfer of Neuchâtel, firstly from Amédée to Thiébaut [I], and secondly from Thiébaut [I] to Fromont de Dramelay.  Such an explanation should also explain the transmission of the name Thiébaut into the Dramelay family.  This explanation has not yet been found. 

 

1.         HUMBERT de Dramelay (-after 1151).  Humbertus de Dremelaco, Domina uxor sua...” witnessed the charter dated 1151 which records that “Willelmus de Thurium” sold land to Miroir abbey[304]m DOMINA, daughter of --- (-after 1151).  “Humbertus de Dremelaco, Domina uxor sua...” witnessed the charter dated 1151 which records that “Willelmus de Thurium” sold land to Miroir abbey[305]

 

2.         HUMBERT de Dramelaym ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  There is a possibility that she was ultimate heiress of Amédée de Neuchâtel who is named above, as discussed below under the supposed wife of Humbert’s son Fromont.  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         AMEDEE de Dramelay (-19 Jan 1220).  His family connection is confirmed by the charter dated 1213 cited below.  Archbishop of Besançon 1194.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1195 that, after the death of "in Burgundia...Bisuntinensi electo Stephano" who had succeeded “archiepiscopo Theoderico”, “Amedeus” was elected as archbishop and held office for 25 years[306]Dodivers records that Fromont de Dramelay “avec ses fils Thibaud et Amédée” donated “des droits à Tournan” to Besançon Saint-Paul by charter dated 1213, in which Amédée Archbishop of Besançon specifies that Fromont was his “frère de chair[307]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1220 of “Amedeus archiepiscopus Bisuntinensis...vir senex et emeritus[308]The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XIV Kal Feb” of “Amedeus archiepiscopus Bisuntinus” and the donations made for him[309]

b)         GUILLAUME de Dramelay (-after 1225). Dodivers records that Guillaume and his brother Fromont donated property to Lieu-Croissant after the death of their father (he does not date the donation)[310]Seigneur de Chatillon sous Maiche.  Dodivers records that Thiébaut de Neuchâtel swore allegiance to the comte de Bar by charter dated 1225, sealed by “son oncle Guillaume de Dramelay[311]m --- de la Roche, daughter of --- Comte de la Roche [en Montagne] & his wife ---.  Dodivers states that Guillaume married “l’héritière du Comte de La Roche dont le fils Eudes fut la tige de la seconde maison des Comtes de La Roche, éteinte au XIVème siècle dans celles de Villersexel et de Vienne-Longvy[312]This information has not been verified. 

c)         FROMONT de Dramelay (-after 1213)Dodivers records that Guillaume and his brother Fromont donated property to Lieu-Croissant after the death of their father (he does not date the donation)[313]It appears likely that this person was the same as “Fromont de Neuchâtel” who is named above.  Dodivers records that Fromont de Dramelay “avec ses fils Thibaud et Amédée” ceded “usages” at Frasne to “l’abbaye de la Charité” by charter dated 1210[314].  Dodivers records that Fromont de Dramelay “avec ses fils Thibaud et Amédée” donated “des droits à Tournan” to Besançon Saint-Paul by charter dated 1213, in which Amédée Archbishop of Besançon specifies that Fromont was his “frère de chair[315]m ---.  The identity of Fromont’s wife has not been ascertained.  As noted above, it appears unlikely that she was the daughter of Amédée de Montfaucon, as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[316]Fromont & his wife had two children: 

i)          THIEBAUT de DramelayDodivers records that Fromont de Dramelay “avec ses fils Thibaud et Amédée” ceded “usages” at Frasne to “l’abbaye de la Charité” by charter dated 1210[317]same person as...?  THIEBAUT [II] de Neuchâtel (-after 1225).  The charter dated Sep 1215 quoted below appears to confirm the co-identity of Thiébaut, son of Fromont de Dramelay, with Thiébaut [II] de Neuchâtel, assuming that “avunculus” meant paternal uncle.  If, on the other hand, the term was intended to be used in its strict sense of maternal uncle, the reconstruction shown here would need to be reconsidered.  It should be noted that, according to Père Anselme, Thiébaut [II] was the son of Thiébaut [I][318].  He cites no source on which he bases this statement and, considering the other uncertainties of his reconstruction of the Neuchâtel family, his accuracy is open to doubt.  "Theobaldus de Castello Novo" swore allegiance to "domino meo Theobaldo comite Trecensium palatino", except for obligations to “Guillelmi de Castellione avunculi mei...dominum Ugonem de Rubeomonte”, by charter dated Sep 1215[319]Emperor Friedrich II notified specified nobles in Burgundy, including “...T. de Nov Castro...” of the privileges enjoyed by the church of Besançon Saint-Etienne by charter dated 27 Dec 1222[320]Dodivers records that Thiébaut de Neuchâtel swore allegiance to the comte de Bar by charter dated 1225, sealed by “son oncle Guillaume de Dramelay[321]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Thiébaut’s wife has not been identified.  Père Anselme states that Thiébaut [II] married “Marie de Chasteauvillain-en-Comté” by whom he was the father of Thiébaut [III] (see below)[322].  This person, or her supposed family, has not been traced. 

ii)         AMEDEE de DramelayDodivers records that Fromont de Dramelay “avec ses fils Thibaud et Amédée” ceded “usages” at Frasne to “l’abbaye de la Charité” by charter dated 1210[323]same person as...?  AMEDEE de Neuchâtel (-after 1254).  The sources quoted here show that Amédée de Neuchâtel was the brother of Thiébaut [II] de Neuchâtel.  However, as noted above, there is some doubt regarding the parentage of Thiébaut [II] which depends on whether “avunculus” in the source quoted above meant paternal or maternal uncle.  Seigneur de Frasne.  Richard records that in 1231 “Amédée de Neuchâtel, frère de Thiébaud” proposed building “une forteresse à Montrond”, a proposal which the canons of Besançon opposed until a settlement was reached in 1235[324].  Richard records that “Amédée [de Neuchâtel, frère de Thiébaud]” swore allegiance to Guillaume Archbishop of Besançon for his lands “Frâne-le-Château et d’Estrelles” by charter dated 1254[325].  Dodivers states that Amédée, second son of Fromont de Dramelay, was “tige des Connétables du Comté de Bourgogne éteints au XIVème siècle[326].  This information has not been verified.  [ALIX de Dramelay . 

 

 

1.         THIEBAUT de Neuchâtel (-[1252/63])Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  More information is needed to decide whether this person was Thiébaut [II] or Thiébaut [III].  “Johannes comes Cabilonensis” granted “villam de Montbarrey” to “Theobaldo domino Castri Novi” by charter dated Feb 1232[327]Nobilis vir dominus Theobaldus de Novocastro”, wishing to visit “sepulchrum Domini”, restored “Castellionem super Divissie”, held from “ducem Meranie Othonem et comitem Burgundie palatinum”, to the church of Besançon by charter dated Jun 1240[328].  Seigneur de Jonvelle: Theobaldi domini [de Castellione?] et Jonvile” sealed a charter dated 1252 under which “Beraudus domicellus de Gilegio” donated “medietate mansi de Mota” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[329]m (1241) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Jonvelle, widow of SIMON de Sexfontaines, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Jonvelle & his wife --- (-after 1268).  Dodivers notes that Isabelle married secondly in 1241 Thiébaut Seigneur de Neuchâtel by whom she was childless[330].  He says that she was his second wife, but this cannot be verified until it can be assessed whether her husband was Thiébaut [II] or Thiébaut [III].  Isabel dame de Jonvile et Richard priors de Jonvile” issued a judgment against “Perrenes d’Anfonville”, committing that “mo signor Thébalt de Nouefchasteil signor de Jonvile” would consent, by charter dated early Jul 1250[331]The absence of Isabelle’s second husband from the following two documents suggests that he was deceased at the time, which if correct may suggest that he was Thiébaut [II].  Ysabeal dame de Jonville” swore allegiance to “Hugues comte palatin de Bourgoigne” for “Voisé” by charter dated 17 Jun 1263[332].  “Ysabels dame de Jonvile sor Sogne” accepted the decision of “Hugues cuens palatin et Aliz contesse palatine de Borgoigne” in a dispute between “moi...et mon si Symon de Sayssefontaine mon fil” and “Amey de Montbéliart segnor de Montfaucon...et son frère Thierri conte de Montbéliart” by charter dated 24 Jun 1263[333].  “Elisabeth domina Junciville” donated property to the priory of Villars-Saint-Marcellin, for the soul of “bone memorie matris nostre”, by charter dated Dec 1264[334].  Isabelle donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle”, by charter dated 1268[335]

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the family relationships between the following persons have not been identified.  Richard specifies relationships which are noted below, citing some primary sources which have not been traced.  Until those sources have been seen, it is impossible to confirm the accuracy of Richard’s statements.  Until more information comes to light, it is better to be cautious about the supposed relationships.

 

1.         THIEBAUT [III] de Neuchâtel (-after Oct 1259, maybe 1270).  The identity of Thiébaut’s father has not been ascertained with any degree of confidence, considering all the uncertainties relating to the reconstruction of the Neuchâtel family.  According to Père Anselme, he was the son of Thiébaut [II] by his wife “Marie de Chasteauvillain-en-Comté” (who has not otherwise been traced, as noted above)[336]Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  He is named in the Oct 1259 charter quoted below which names his son.  The chronology seems stretched for Thiébaut [III] to have been the same person as Thiébaut [II].  However, no primary source has yet been identified which confirms when Thiébaut [II] died, and therefore which sources refer to Thiébaut [II] and which to Thiébaut [III].  Richard records that Thiébaut [III] made his testament in [1267/70] and died in 1270[337], but the accuracy of these dates has not been verifiedm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Thiébaut’s wife has not been identified.  According to Père Anselme, she was “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Henry Comte de Montbéliard”[338].  No “Henri Comte de Montbéliard” has been traced.  Maybe Anselme meant “Thierry Comte de Montbéliard”, which would be consistent with Richard who names “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Thierry [III] dit le Grand-Baron” as wife of Thiébaut [III], adding that she brought “les terres et seigneuries d’Héricourt, Blamont, Clémont, Chatelot, Bermont et Cuisance” as her dowry[339].  On the other hand, Europäische Stammtafeln names Marguerite de Montfaucon as wife of “Richard de Neuchâtel”[340].  No primary source has yet been traced which confirms whether Marguerite was the wife of Thiébaut [III] or of Richard.  Thiébaut [III] & his wife had [two] children (according to Père Anselme, Henri de Neuchâtel Bishop of Basel was the son of Thiébaut [III][341], but he was a member of the family of the comtes de Neuchâtel in Switzerland as shown elsewhere in the present document): 

a)         THIEBAUT [IV] de Neuchâtel (-after Oct 1259).  “Thiébaz de Nuef Chestelz chevaliers fils Thiébaz seignour de Nuechestel” swore allegiance to “Hugom conte palazim de Borgoigne et à...Alis...sa feme”, except for his obligations “au conte de Vianne”, in respect of property he would inherit “apprès le décex adit Thiébaz mon père” by charter dated Oct 1259[342]

b)         [AGNES de Neuchâtel (-[1271])Richard names Agnes as daughter of Thiébaut [III] de Neufchâtel[343]She is also named as such by Père Anselme[344]From a chronological point of view this appears consistent with the suggested date of her marriage.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m ([1270]) as his first wife, ALEXANDRE de Montagu Seigneur de Sombernon et de Malain, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montagu & his first wife Jacquette de Sembernon (-after Jan 1299).]

 

2.         GERARD de Neuchâtel (-after Jun 1259).  According to Richard, Gérard was the brother of Thiébaut [III] de Neufchâtel but cites no source which confirms this family relationship[345].  The office he held suggests descent from Amédée, younger brother of Thiébaut [II] de Neuchâtel, asssuming that the position was hereditary.  Connétable de Bourgogne: Richard dates his appointment to 1249, adding that Gérard held “dans la terre de Montmahou[346].  “Girars de Neufchastel connestable de Bourgoingne” sold “la moitié de Luime dou Puys de Monmaour” to “Jehans comte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins” by charter dated Jun 1259[347]

 

 

Three brothers:

1.         RICHARD de Neuchâtel (-1259).  Richard names “Richard seigneur de Neuchâtel et de Fay” as the second son of Thiébaut [III][348].  He is not mentioned by Père Anselme[349].  No primary source has yet been identified which names Richard or indicates his parentage.  m [MARGUERITE de Montfaucon, daughter of THIERRY de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Alix [Algéarde] de Ferrette Dame de Belfort ([after 1226]-after 1259).]  Europäische Stammtafeln names Marguerite de Montfaucon as wife of “Richard de Neuchâtel”[350].  On the other hand, Richard names “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Thierry [III] dit le Grand-Baron” as wife of Thiébaut [III], adding that she brought “les terres et seigneuries d’Héricourt, Blamont, Clémont, Chatelot, Bermont et Cuisance” as her dowry[351]According to Père Anselme, the wife of Thiébaut [III] was “Marguerite de Montbéliard, fille de Henry Comte de Montbéliard”[352].  No “Henri Comte de Montbéliard” has been traced, but maybe Anselme meant “Thierry Comte de Montbéliard” which would be consistent with Richard.  No primary source has yet been traced which confirms whether Marguerite was the wife of Thiébaut [III] or of Richard.  Richard & his wife had [two children]: 

a)         [THIEBAUT [V] de Neuchâtel (-before May 1308)Europäische Stammtafeln names Thiébaut as son of Richard de Neuchâtel[353]Richard assumes that Thiébaut was the son of Thiébaut [III], equating Thiébaut [V] with Thiébaut [IV] who is named above[354]The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].] 

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b)         [BEATRIX de Neuchâtel .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   From a chronological point of view, it appears likely that she belonged to the same generation as Thiébaut [V].  m JACQUES de Grandson, son of PIERRE Seigneur de Grandson & his wife Agnes --- ([1250/58]-[1290/97]).] 

2.         EUDES de Neuchâtel (-after 2 Sep 1280).  Richard names “Eudes ou Odon, doyen de Besançon...en 1267” as younger brother of Thiébaut [III] de Neufchâtel and Gérard, but cites no source which confirms this family relationship[355].  His relationship with Richard de Neuchâtel is confirmed by the charter dated early Sep 1280 quoted below, assuming that Richard was the father of Thiébaut [V].  Hugues sires de Rans” confirmed holding “Rans” from “monseignour Oude de Nuefchastel doyen de Besançon” by charter dated 16 Apr 1268[356]Richard records “la seigneurie de Montbarrey” as Eudes’s inheritance, with which he enfeoffed “Hugues de Rans” in 1278, states that Eudes founded an anniversary for himself and “Gérard son frère, dans l’église métropolitaine” by charter dated 19 Feb 1271, that he bought “la fief de Roche” from “Jean sire de Rans” in 1280, and appointed “Thiébaud son neveu” as his heir[357]Thiebaz Sire de Nuefchatel” confirmed fiefs “a Montbeliard” by charter dated early Sep 1280, sealed by “Huedes de Nuefchatel doyen de Besançon mon oncle[358]Jehan sire de Rans” sold specified land to “Huede de Nuefchastel doyen de Besançon” by charter dated 25 Aug 1280, confirmed 2 Sep 1280 by Othon Comte de Bourgogne[359]

3.         GERARD de Neuchâtel (-after 19 Feb 1271).  Richard records “la seigneurie de Montbarrey” as Eudes’s inheritance, with which he enfeoffed “Hugues de Rans” in 1278, states that Eudes founded an anniversary for himself and “Gérard son frère, dans l’église métropolitaine” by charter dated 19 Feb 1271, that he bought “la fief de Roche” from “Jean sire de Rans” in 1280, and appointed “Thiébaud son neveu” as his heir[360]

 

 

1.         THIEBAUT de Neuchâtel (-1308 or before).  Seigneur de L’Isle: Héloise de Joinville vicomtesse de Vesoul” declared that “feu Thiébaud de Neuchâtel seigneur de L’Isle, liquels fui mors sans hoirs de son corz” had held “le fief de Silley” and property at Saulx from her, by charter dated 1308[361]

 

 

The following is an outline only of this family which shows individuals whose relationships have been verified by primary source data (unless otherwise stated below).  Secondary sources, for example Europäische Stammtafeln[362] and Père Anselme[363], show many more members of this family.  They will be added when their parentage and marriages have been corroborated by primary sources. 

 

THIEBAUT [V] de Neuchâtel, son of [RICHARD Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Marguerite de Montfaucon] (-before May 1308)Europäische Stammtafeln names Thiébaut as son of Richard de Neuchâtel[364].  On the other hand, Richard assumes that Thiébaut was the son of Thiébaut [III], equating Thiébaut [V] with Thiébaut [IV] who is named above[365]This is the same position taken by Père Anselme[366].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  Jehan chevalier sires de Larrians” confirmed holding specified land from “Thiébaut escuier seignour de Nuefchastel” by charter dated Dec 1276[367].  Thiébaut being described as “escuier” in this document suggests that he was still young, which is consistent with the estimated birth date of his son Thiébaut [VI] as shown below.  Othes de Bourgoingne sires de Salins” confirmed “Montbarrey” to “Thiébaut de Nuefchastel nostre cusins” by charter dated 6 Aug 1277[368].  The precise relationship between Thiébaut [V] and the Bourgogne-Comté family has not been ascertained.  “Thiebaz Sire de Nuefchatel” confirmed fiefs “a Montbeliard” by charter dated early Sep 1280, sealed by “Huedes de Nuefchatel doyen de Besançon mon oncle[369]Thiebaut cunes de Ferrettes” granted “le fied...que messires Jehan de Dale chevalier fils monsieur Henry de Dale chevalier qui fut, tenoit...la wouerie d’Aremoncourt, de Vandoncourt, de Doncourt, de Daule et d’Audincourt” to “nostre...cousin messire Thiebaut sires du Neufchastel” by charter dated Oct 1298, sealed by “nostre...frere monsieur Liebaul seignour de Beffroimont[370]

m AGNES de Châteauvillain, daughter of --- (-after May 1308).  Although her family name is confirmed by the charter dated May 1308 quoted below, the primary source which confirms the parentage of Thiébaut [V]’s wife has not been identified.  Père Anselme names her “Jeanne de Commercy, fille puînée de Gaucher de Broyes, seigneur de Commercy, et d’Elizabeth sa femme[371].  From a chronological point of view, it seems unlikely that the wife of Thiébaut [V[ de Neuchâtel was the daughter of Gaucher [I] Seigneur de Commercy whose death is dated to [1244/49] (see LORRAINE).  Richard records that Thiébaut married “Agnès fille de Walchier de Commercy seigneur de Château-Vilain et de Montrivel”, dating the marriage to [1270/80], although he cites no source on which he bases this information[372].  Presumably this “Walchier” is identified as Gaucher [II] de Commercy, son of Gaucher [I], who would be a chronological match.  If that is correct, she was Agnes de Commercy, daughter of Gaucher [II] de Commercy Seigneur du Châteauvillain-du-Jura et de Montrivel & his wife ---, but the corroborating primary source has not been identified.  “Agnès de Chatelvilain, dame de L’Isle et...Thiébaut sui fils chevaliers sires de Nuefchastel” confirmed privileges granted to L’Isle-sur-le-Doubs by “de bonne mémoire Messire Thiébaut jadis grans sires du devandit Nuefchastel” by charter dated May 1308[373]

Thiébaut [V] & his wife had four children: 

1.         THIEBAUT [VI] de Neuchâtel ([1288/92]-1337).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that the presence of his mother in the charter dated May 1308 indicates that he was then under age but was of age by Sep 1311 when he acted on his own (bearing in mind the uncertainty regarding the age of majority).  He is ignored by Père Anselme[374]Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  “Agnès de Chatelvilain, dame de L’Isle et...Thiébaut sui fils chevaliers sires de Nuefchastel” confirmed privileges granted to L’Isle-sur-le-Doubs by “de bonne mémoire Messire Thiébaut jadis grans sires du devandit Nuefchastel” by charter dated May 1308[375].  “Thiébaut sires de Nuefchastel” confirmed privileges granted to “mes...borgeois de Nuefchastel” by charter dated Sep 1311[376].  Vicomte de Baume: Philippe V King of France granted the vicomté de Baume, which he had received in 1317 from “la famille de Neufchâtel Outre-Joux contre la suzerainté du Val de Travers”, to Thiébaut[377]His date of death is suggested by the 1336 marriage contract of his son Thiébaut [VII], which names the latter “Thiébaut le Jeune”, while later charters do not name his son as such.  m ([1310]) AGNES von Geroldseck, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Geroldseck & his wife --- (-after 1322).  Richard records that Thiébaut married “Agnès fille de Simon, Dynaste de Geroldseck”, dating the marriage to [1310], adding that she was alive in 1322[378].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Thibaut [VI] & his wife had three children: 

a)         THIEBAUT [VII] de Neuchâtel (-1366, bur Lieucroissant).  Vicomte de Baume, which was confiscated by Eudes IV Duke of Burgundy: Thibaut de Neufchatel fils Mons. Thibaut de Neufchatel” complained to the duke about the confiscation of “la Vicontey de Name...la garde de Leu-Croissant et de Lanthenans” by undated charter[379]Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne]. 

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b)         VERENA de Neuchâtel (-1372).  Her family origin and her two marriages are indicated by a charter dated 21 Sep 1352 under which [her son] “Graff Rudolf von Nuwenburg herre ze Nydow” appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel to arbitrate disputes with “Verenen von Nuwenburg graevinen ze Habspurg, min muoter”, naming “graff Peter herren ze Arberg, minen vetter[380]m firstly RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau, son of RODOLPHE [II] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau & his wife --- (-killed in battle Laupen 1339).  m secondly JOHANN [II] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg, son of JOHANN [I] Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Werd [Saargaugrafen] (-17 Dec 1380). 

c)         CATHERINE de Neuchâtel (-before 1369).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by a charter dated 27 Apr 1343 which confirms that the marriage contracted between “Ludovicum dominum de Castro Novo militem” and “domicellam Catherinam de Castro Novo” could be solemnised[381].  “Thiebax sire de Nuefchastel de la dyocese de Besencon” confirmed the marriage of “Loy signour de Nuefchastel de la dyocise de Losenne” and “damoisaille Katerinne dou dit Nuefchastel de la dicte dyocise de Besencon, suer dou dit monsignour Thiebax” by charter dated 25 May 1343[382]m ([27 Apr/25 May]  1343) as his second wife, LOUIS Comte de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [V] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife Eléonore de Savoie-Vaud (2 Mar 1305-5 Jun 1373, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame). 

2.         RICHARD de Neuchâtel (-1304 or after).  Guillaume notes that Marguerite de Neuchâtel, wife of Jean [I] Comte de la Roche [en Montagne], was named in the testament of Richard Sire de Neuchâtel son frère” dated 1304[383]

3.         MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel (-16 Jun 1356, bur Saint-Hippolyte)Loye names “Marguerite de Neuchâtel-Bourgogne, fille de Thiébaud IV” as the wife of Jean de la Roche, adding that he dowry was “le château et la seigneurie de Chatelneuf-en-Vennes...le château et la seigneurie de Maîche”, but cites no primary source which confirms the information[384].  The chronology suggests that she was the daughter of Thiébaut [V].  Guillaume notes that she was named in the testament of Richard Sire de Neuchâtel son frère” dated 1304[385]Marguerite de Neuchâtel, mère de Richard” founded her anniversary “dans la collégiale de Saint-Hippolyte” by charter dated [1337][386]A monumental inscription in the church of Saint-Hippolyte records the death 16 Jun 1356 of “domina Marguerita de Rocha domina de Maches[387]m JEAN [II] Comte de la Roche [en Montagne], son of HUGUES de la Roche & his wife Adeline de Belvoir (-1317). 

4.         CATHERINE de Neuchâtel Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1310 under which Thiébaut de Neuchâtel” ordered payment of dowry to “sa sœur Catherine femme de Jean de Faucogney[388].  “Jean de Faucogney et Catherine de Neuchâtel sa femme” disenfranchised “le meix de Barthélemy dit Curies de Quelliant à Faucogney” by charter dated 1312[389]m (before 1310) JEAN [II] Seigneur de Faucogney, son of AIMON Seigneur de Faucogney & his wife Jeanne --- (-[Jan 1317/Dec 1319], bur Bithaine)

 

 

THIEBAUT [VII] de Neuchâtel, son of THIBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1366, bur Lieucroissant).  Vicomte de Baume, which was confiscated by Eudes IV Duke of Burgundy: Thibaut de Neufchatel fils Mons. Thibaut de Neufchatel” complained to the duke about the confiscation of “la Vicontey de Name...la garde de Leu-Croissant et de Lanthenans” by undated charter[390]Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne]. 

m firstly (contract 1336) JEANNE de Chalon, daughter of JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur (-[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[391]Richard names “Jeanne de Châlons, fille de Jean II Comte d’Auxerre et d’Alix de Montbéliard” as the second wife of Thiébaut [VI], dating the marriage to “avant 1335” and adding that she died “en 1339[392]She is also named as the wife of Thiébaut [VII] (whom he calls Thiébaut [V]) by Père Anselme[393].  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[394]

m secondly (11 Jun 1342) CATHERINE de Chalon, daughter of JEAN de Salins Seigneur d’Arlay & his second wife Alix de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (-[1355]).  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[395]She is ignored by Père Anselme[396].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Thiébaut [VII] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         THIEBAUT [VIII] de Neuchâtel (-1401)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  Thiébault seigneur de Neufchasteil et de Fontenoy en Vosge et Marguericte de Bourgoigne dame desdits lieux sa femme” established the respective rights of the seigneur de Fontenoy and the citizens of the town by charter dated 1 Oct 1395[397]m MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, daughter of HENRI Seigneur de Montroud et de Montaigu [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Isabelle de Thoire-Villars.  Thiébault seigneur de Neufchasteil et de Fontenoy en Vosge et Marguericte de Bourgoigne dame desdits lieux sa femme” established the respective rights of the seigneur de Fontenoy and the citizens of the town by charter dated 1 Oct 1395[398]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Montaigu [en Bourgogne], de Montrond et de Fontenoy.  Thibaut [VIII] & his wife had children: 

a)         THIEBAUT [IX] de Neuchâtel (-1396).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  m ALIX de Joinville, daughter of HENRI [V] de Joinville Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Marie de Luxembourg.  A charter dated 5 Jul 1381 records that "Pierre comte de Genève et Marguerite de Joinville comtesse de Vaudémont sa femme" and “Thiébaut de Neufchâtel et d’Alix de Joinville sa femme” agreed 3 Jun 1380 the division “des meubles de feu Marie de Luxembourg mère desdites Marguerite et Alix[399].  The testament of "Marguerite comtesse de Genève et de Vaudémont dame de Joinville", dated 25 Jun 1387, appointed “sa sœur Alix dame de Neufchâtel” as her heir and bequeathed “la moitié des terres de Morancourt, Mussy et Mathons, partageables avec Alix” to “Jean bâtard de Vaudémont son frère[400].  Thibaut [IX] & his wife had one child: 

i)          THIEBAUT [X] de Neuchâtel (-21 May 1459).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  A supporter of the Burgundian faction against the Orléans party in France, he was established as Grand-Maître-d’Hôtel de la maison du Roi by the duke of Burgundy in 1418[401].  His testament is dated 15 Feb 1458 (presumably O.S.)[402]m firstly (22 Apr 1398) AGNES de Montfaucon Dame de Marnay et du Fay, Vicomtesse de Blaigny, daughter of HENRI [II] de Montfaucon Seigneur d'Orbe, Echallens and Bottensen & his first wife Marie de Châtillon Vicomtesse de Blaigny ([1393]-1439).  “Jeanne de Montbeliard dame de Montfaucon...Loys de Chalon son mary...Jean de Chalon seigneur d’Arlay et prince d’Orange son père” agreed with “Thiebaut seigneur de Neufchastel...Annel de Montbeliard sa femme sœur de la dite...Jeanne” agreed rights to “Orbe, Echallan, Montagney et Boutan” by charter dated 12 Jan 1413 (O.S.)[403]Philippe Duke of Burgundy ordered the return of le tiers d’Orbe” to “Agnes de Montbéliard femme de Thiébaud de Neuchâtel” by charter dated 1424[404]m secondly (18 Nov 1440) GUILLEMETTE de Vienne Dame de Bussières et de Port-sur-Saône, daughter of PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Rollans & his wife Philiberte de Maubec (-after 4 Aug 1472).  Thiébaut [X] & his first wife had two children: 

(a)       THIEBAUT [XI] de Neuchâtel (-1469)Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  Maréchal de Bourgogne.  m (contract Jan 1437) BONNE de Châteauvillain, daughter of BERNARD de Thil Seigneur de Châteauvillain & his wife Jeanne de Vé. 

-         SEIGNEURS de NEUCHÂTEL[405]

(b)       JEAN de Neuchâtel (-after 11 Aug 1486).  Seigneur de Montagu. 

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTAGU[406]

Thiébaut [X] & his second wife had two children: 

(c)       ANTOINE de Neuchâtel (-after 17 May 1465).  Seigneur de Clermont et de l’Isle-sur-le-Doux.  

(d)       BONNE de Neuchâtel (-[1491])m firstly ANTOINE de Vergy Seigneur de Montferrand, son of ---.  m secondly JEAN de la Baume Comte de Montrevel, son of ---. 

b)         HUMBERT de Neuchâtel .  Bishop of Basel. 

c)         JEAN de Neuchâtel (-Apr 1433).  Seigneur de Montagu et d’Amance.  Grand bouteiller de France.  m (early Dec 1398) as her second husband, JOHANNA van Gistel, widow of JEAN de Chalon Seigneur de Châtelbelin, daughter of JAN [VI] Heer van Gistel & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon (-[Feb 1423/1431]).  Clerc records her second marriage in early Dec 1398[407]Jean had illegitimate children: 

-        SEIGNEURS de NANTEUIL-la-FOSSE[408]

d)         ALIX de Neuchâtel (-16 Sep 1414, bur Bellevaux)Guillaume records her parentage and marriage, adding that under her testament dated 14 Sep 1414 she chose burial at Bellevaux with her husband, appointed as heirs “Thibaud de Rougemont Archévêque de Besançon et Jean de Rougemont Seigneur de Buxières ses fils” and bequeathed property to “aux héritiers de Jean Damas...à Alix fille de feu Gerard de Colombier...à ses petits neveux enfans du Seigneur de Montmartin...à Jeanne de Montmartin femme de Jean d’Avilley écuyer, à la Dame d’Azuel sa fille et à Alix de Cortebrune...à la Dame de Torpes sa fille...[409]An epitaph at Bellevaux records the death 27 Mar 1412 (O.S.?) of “messire Humbert Seigneur de Rougemont et d’Husies” and the death 16 Sep 1414 of “Dame Alis de Neufchâtel et de Rougemont sa femme[410]m HUMBERT Seigneur de Rougemont, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife Marguerite de Ray (-27 Mar [1412/13], bur Bellevaux). 

2.         MATHILDE de Neuchâtel (-after 27 Sep 1393)The marriage contract of Thiebauz sires de Nuefchestel de la dyocise de Besancon...Mahaut fille” and “messire Jehanz dArbey sires de Valangin” is dated 12 May 1355[411].  The date of her marriage suggests that it is more likely that Mathilde was born from her father’s first marriage (unless she was betrothed as a pre-adolescent, which is not impossible).  “Gräfin Maha geborn von Nuwenburg” opened her fortress Willisau to the troops of Leopold Duke of Austria, by charter dated 7 Jul 1386[412].  “Mahal de Neufchastel contesse et dame de Valengin et Guillaume dErberg escuier filz jaidiz de...Jeham dErberg jaidiz seignour de Valengin et de ma dicte dame dessus dicte” confirmed franchises to the inhabitants by charter dated 27 Sep 1393[413]m (contract 12 May 1355) JEAN Comte d’Arberg, son of GERARD d’Arberg & his wife Ursula von Hasenburg (-1383). 

Thiébaut [VII] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

3.         [CATHERINE de Neuchâtel (-[before 1405/06]).  “Vauthier de Cusance et Catherine de Neuchâtel sa femme” gave revenue to “Renaud d’Andelot seigneur de Cressia” by charter dated 1374[414].  Catherine’s parentage is not specified in the document.  From a chronological point of view, it seems likely that she was the daughter of Thiébaut [VII], maybe by his second marriage.  The following document suggests that Catherine died before [1405/06]: “Jean de Cusance seigneur de Belvoir” [Catherine’s son?] requested permission from the duke of Burgundy to possess revenue “ayant appartenu à Catherine de Neuchâtel” by charter dated [1405/06][415]m GAUTHIER de Cusance, son of ---.] 

 

 

 

E.      COMTES de la ROCHE en MONTAGNE

 

 

The medieval county of la Roche [en Montagne], centred on the town of Saint-Hippolyte at the confluence of the Doubs and Dessoubre near the border with Switzerland about 30 kilometres south of Montbéliard, was situated south-east of the county of Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne].  The county covered an area approximately equivalent to the present-day cantons of Saint-Hippolyte, Maîche and Le Russey, in the département of Doubs[416].  The reason why the lords of such a small area, first recorded in the early 12th century, should have merited the comital title has not been ascertained.  Guillaume comments that cette distinction suppose une origine éclatante à la maison de la Roche” and suggests descent from the comtes de Montbéliard[417]However, no indication has been found of the origin of Simon, first recorded Comte de la Roche.  Othon [IV] Comte Palatin de Bourgogne transferred suzerainty over the county of la Roche to the seigneurs de Neuchâtel in 1284, as noted below. 

 

 

1.         SIMON de la Roche (-[1134]).  Comte de la Roche"Simon comes de Roca" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Odone et Simone", by charter dated to before 1134[418]m ---.  The name of Simon’s wife is not known.  Simon & his wife had three children: 

a)         EUDES [I] de la Roche (-after [1180])"Simon comes de Roca" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Odone et Simone", by charter dated to before 1134[419]Comte de la Roche

-        see below

b)         SIMON (-after [1180]).  "Simon comes de Roca" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Odone et Simone", by charter dated to before 1134[420]Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Grâce-Dieu abbey by “dominus Theobaldus de Rubeo Monte et dominus Richardus de Montefalcone...assensu uxorum suarum atque filiorum suorum”, in the presence of “...Simon de Rupe...”, by charter dated “V Non Mai” 1147[421]"Comes Odo de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "fratris sui Simone et…uxoris sue et…[comitis] Theoderici Montisbelicardi et filii sui Theodorici…avunculi sui Vidonis et…Bernardi de Rocha et filii eius Barnardi", by charter dated to [1150][422].  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "uxoris sue Ermentrudis", by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "…Simon et Renaudus fratres supradicti comitis"[423]

c)         RENAUD (-after [1180]).  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "uxoris sue Ermentrudis", by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "…Simon et Renaudus fratres supradicti comitis"[424]

2.         GUY (-after [1150]).  "Comes Odo de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "fratris sui Simone et…uxoris sue et…[comitis] Theoderici Montisbelicardi et filii sui Theodorici…avunculi sui Vidonis et…Bernardi de Rocha et filii eius Barnardi", by charter dated to [1150][425]

 

 

1.         BERNARD de Roche (-after [1150]).  "Comes Odo de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "fratris sui Simone et…uxoris sue et…[comitis] Theoderici Montisbelicardi et filii sui Theodorici…avunculi sui Vidonis et…Bernardi de Rocha et filii eius Barnardi", by charter dated to [1150][426]m ---.  The name of Bernard’s wife is not known.  Bernard & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERNARD de Roche (-after [1150]).  "Comes Odo de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "fratris sui Simone et…uxoris sue et…[comitis] Theoderici Montisbelicardi et filii sui Theodorici…avunculi sui Vidonis et…Bernardi de Rocha et filii eius Barnardi", by charter dated to [1150][427]

 

 

EUDES [I] de la Roche, son of SIMON Comte de la Roche & his wife --- (-after [1180]).  "Simon comes de Roca" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Odone et Simone", by charter dated to before 1134[428]Comte de la Roche.  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant by charter dated 1134[429].  "Comes Odo de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "fratris sui Simone et…uxoris sue et…[comitis] Theoderici Montisbelicardi et filii sui Theodorici…avunculi sui Vidonis et…Bernardi de Rocha et filii eius Barnardi", by charter dated to [1150][430].  "Comes Odo de Rupe" witnessed the charter dated 1173 under which "Ludovicus comes Ferretensis et dominus de Wadens" confirmed donations to the abbey of Rosières by "domini Vualcherii Salinensis et…domini Friderici imperatoris", previous holders of the castle of Vadans {Vadans, canton d’Arbois, Jura}[431].  "Ludvicus comes Ferret, Odo comes de Rupe" are named as present in a charter dated 6 Sep 1178 which records a judgment by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" in favour of the abbey of Baume-les-Dames[432].  "Odo comes de Rocha" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "uxoris sue Ermentrudis", by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "Teodericus decanus Sancti Stephani, atque Stephania abbatissa de Palma soror supradicti decani…Simon et Renaudus fratres supradicti comitis"[433]

m ERMENTRUDE de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [II] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife --- (-1171 or before).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1171 under which her nephew "Amedeus comes Montis Beligardis" donated property to the abbey of Belchamp, for the soul of "Ermentrudis materteræ suæ comitissæ de Rupe", witnessed by "…Oto comes de Rupe præfate comitisse sponsus…"[434]

Eudes [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         JEAN [I] de la Roche (-[1216/25]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de la Roche.  He donated property to the monastery of Vaucluse in 1216[435]m --- (-after [1239]).  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  She is referred to, but not named, in the following document: "Odo comes de Rocha et dominus de Chettelin" exchanged property with the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "matris nostræ comitissæ de Rocha et uxoris nostræ et liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated Jun 1239[436].  Jean [I] & his wife had one child:

a)         EUDES [II] de la Roche (-after 1245)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de la Roche

-        see below 

 

 

EUDES [II] de la Roche, son of JEAN [I] Comte de la Roche & his wife --- (-after 1245).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de la Roche.  He donated land at Saint-Lieffroi near Clerval to Besançon Saint-Esprit to build a hospital, by charter dated 1225[437]"Odo comes de Rocha et dominus de Chettelin" exchanged property with the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "matris nostræ comitissæ de Rocha et uxoris nostræ et liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated Jun 1239[438]

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Eudes’s wife is not known.  She is referred to, but not named, in the following document: "Odo comes de Rocha et dominus de Chettelin" exchanged property with the abbey of Lucelle, with the consent of "matris nostræ comitissæ de Rocha et uxoris nostræ et liberorum nostrorum", by charter dated Jun 1239[439]

Eudes [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de la Roche (-after 23 Jul 1284).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Comte de la Roche.  Othon [IV] Comte Palatin de Bourgogne obliged “monseignour Guillaume et à Jehan de la Roche” to swear allegiance to “nostre...cousin monseignour Thiébaut de Nuefchastel” [Thiébaut [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel] for “[le] fied de la Roche” by charter dated 23 Jul 1284[440]

2.         HUGUES de la Roche (-7 Oct 1280).  Loye records that Jean de la Roche was the son of Guillaume’s deceased brother Hugues, but he cites no source which confirms this information[441].  Guillaume records his death 7 Oct 1280 and burial dans l’église du prieuré de Vaucluse” without citing any primary source to confirm the information[442]m ADELINE de Belvoir, daughter of THIEBAUT Seigneur de Belvoir & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Eudes’s wife is not known.  Guillaume names her Adeline de Belvoir...fille de Thiebaud Sire de Belvoir” without citing any primary source to confirm the information[443]Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [II] de la Roche (-1317)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Othon [IV] Comte Palatin de Bourgogne obliged “monseignour Guillaume et à Jehan de la Roche” to swear allegiance to “nostre...cousin monseignour Thiébaut de Nuefchastel” [Thiébaut [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel] for “[le] fied de la Roche” by charter dated 23 Jul 1284[444].  Comte de la Roche.  “Jehans de Rosche sires de Chestoillon” granted privileges to the citizens of Saint-Hippolyte by charter dated 20 Sep 1298[445].  The statutes of the church of Saint-Hippolyte, dated 1321, record domini Johannis comitis de Rupe domini de Castellione” as the church’s founder[446]Loye records that Jean de la Roche died in 1317 without citing a source which confirms this date[447]m MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIEBAUT Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes de Châteauvillain (-16 Jun 1356, bur Saint-Hippolyte).  Loye names “Marguerite de Neuchâtel-Bourgogne, fille de Thiébaud IV” as the wife of Jean de la Roche, adding that he dowry was “le château et la seigneurie de Chatelneuf-en-Vennes...le château et la seigneurie de Maîche”, but cites no primary source which confirms the information[448].  The chronology suggests that she was the daughter of Thiébaut [V].  Guillaume notes that she was named in the testament of Richard Sire de Neuchâtel son frère” dated 1304[449]Marguerite de Neuchâtel, mère de Richard” founded her anniversary “dans la collégiale de Saint-Hippolyte” by charter dated [1337][450]A monumental inscription in the church of Saint-Hippolyte records the death 16 Jun 1356 of “domina Marguerita de Rocha domina de Maches[451].  Jean [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          RICHARD de la Roche (-24 Mar 1329, bur Saint-Hippolyte)Loye names “Eudes, Androin et Richard” as the three sons of Jean de la Roche, adding that Richard inherited “la seigneurie de la Roche[452]Comte de la RocheLe comte Richard” founded the anniversary of “Jean II son père dans la collégiale de Saint-Hippolyte” by charter dated Jul 1317[453].  Comte Richard ratified the privileges granted to the citizens of Saint-Hippolyte by his father by charter dated 23 Nov 1317[454]A monumental inscription in the church of Saint-Hippolyte records the death “Kal Apr in Vigilia Annuntiationis” 1329 of “dominus Richardus miles comes de Rupe[455]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Montfaucon, daughter of GAUTHIER [II] de Montfaucon & his wife Mathilde de la Marche (-22 Jul 1360, bur Saint-Hippolyte).  Loye names “Mahaut de Montfaucon” as the wife of Richard Comte de la Roche, and records her second marriage, but cites no primary source which confirms her first marriage[456].  She married secondly (1334) as his second wife, Friedrich Graf von Freiburg.  Her second marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 11 Sep 1336 which records an agreement between “Ferriz Jones cons de Fribour chevaliers et Mahaus de Monffaucon dame de saint Ypolite sa feme” and “Loys de Buefchestel chevaliers et...[ses] enfans...procrees de dame Jehane de Monffaucon [sa] feme, fille Jehan seignour de Monffaucon frere de la dicte dame Mahaut” concerning the succession of “Vauchier cay en arriers seignour de Monffaucon pare de nous Mahaut dessus dicte et...dame Mahaut dame de Chaucins feme dou dit monseigneour Vauchier et meire de nous Mahaut dessus dicte[457].  Mathilde and her second husband confirmed the privileges of Saint-Hippolyte by charter dated 2 Nov 1334[458]A monumental inscription in the church of Saint-Hippolyte records the death “die Beatæ Magdalenæ” 1360 of “domina Mahauit de Monte Falcone domina de Sancto Hippolyto[459].  Richard & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JEANNE de la Roche (-before 22 Jul 1360)Loye records that Jeanne, older daughter of Richard Comte de la Roche, married “Aimé de Faucogney sire de Villersexel” and that “Henri leur fils aîné” inherited the county of la Roche on the death in 1360 of his maternal grandmother[460]m AIMON de Faucogney Seigneur de Villersexel, son of JEAN de Faucogney Seigneur de Villersexel & his wife Marguerite de Clervaux (-1360). 

(b)       MARGUERITE de la Roche (-after 1372)Her family origin and first marriage are confirmed by a monumental inscription at Clervaux which records the burial of her husband which was erected by “Madame Marguerite fille ou Conte de La Roche, femme d’oudit mon Signour[461]Guillaume records that Marguerite married secondly “Guillaume de Thoire-Villars chevalier Seigneur de Beauvoir [en Montagne] et du Chastelard [dans le Pays de Dombe]”, and thirdly “Jacques de Vienne chevalier Sire de Longvy[462].  On the other hand, Loye records that Marguerite, younger daughter of Richard Comte de la Roche, married “Jean de Senecey[463], which is difficult to reconcile with the other information quoted here.  She was named in the testament of her third husband dated 1372[464].  [m JEAN de Senecey, son of ---.]  m firstly HUMBERT de Villersexel Seigneur de Clervaux, son of JEAN de Faucogney Seigneur de Villersexel & his wife Marguerite de Clervaux (-Myrre, Cilicia before Dec 1345, bur Clervaux).  m secondly GUILLAUME de Thoire-Villars Seigneur de Beauvoir [en Montagne] et du Chastelard, son of ---.  m thirdly (before 1355) JACQUES de Vienne Seigneur de Longwy et de Bellevesvre, son of GUILLAUME de Vienne Seigneur de Longwy et de Saint-Georges & his wife Marguerite de Vaudémont (-1372). 

ii)         EUDES de la Roche (-bur Saint-Hippolyte).  Loye names “Eudes, Androin et Richard” as the three sons of Jean de la Roche, but cites no primary source which confirms their parentage[465].  Seigneur de Châtillon et de Nolay.  Eudes seigneur de Châtillon et de Nolay” founded his anniversary at Saint-Hippolyte[466]

iii)        AUDROIN de la Roche (-Viterbo 27 Oct 1369, bur Cluny).  Loye names “Eudes, Androin et Richard” as the three sons of Jean de la Roche, but cites no primary source which confirms their parentage[467]Loye records that “Androin son [=Richard] frère cadet” became a monk at “Saint-Benoît” [de Dijon, presumably] where he became abbot, adding that he was successively “abbé de Saint-Seine et de Cluny”, but cites no primary source which confirms this information[468].  Abbé de Cluny 1351.  Pope Innocent VI appointed Audroin legate in Italy in 1357, and his representative at the French court where he was instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of Bretigny between Jean II King of France and Edward III King of England in 1360[469].  Cardinal. 

 

 

HENRI de Villersexel, son of AIMON de Faucogney Seigneur de Villersexel & his wife Jeanne de la Roche (-1412)Comte de la Roche 1360.  Loye records that Jeanne, older daughter of Richard Comte de la Roche, married “Aimé de Faucogney sire de Villersexel” and that “Henri leur fils aîné” inherited the county of la Roche on the death in 1360 of his maternal grandmother[470]Henri Comte de la Roche confirmed the privileges granted to Saint-Hippolyte by his predecessors by charter dated 11 Dec 1360 and founded masses for his deceased parents at Saint-Hippolyte by charter dated 1362[471].  The statutes of the church of Saint-Hippolyte, dated 1399, record the consent of monseigneur Henri Comte de La Roche seigneur de Villersexel et de St. Hypolite[472]

m GUILLEMETTE de Vergy, daughter of JEAN de Vergy “le Borgne” Seigneur de Fouvent, de Champlitte et d’Autrey & his wife Gillette de Vienne (-26 Jul 1401, bur Marast).  Loye records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source on which this information is based[473]

Henri & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUMBERT de Villersexel (-Jun 1438, bur Villersexel)Comte de la Rochem firstly (contract 14 May 1398) MARGUERITE de Montfaucon, daughter of HENRI [II] de Montfaucon Seigneur d´Orbe & his first wife Marie de Châtillon (-Vennes 1410).  Dame d’Orbe, d’Echallens, de Bottens et de Montagny-le-CorbozLoye records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source on which this information is based[474]m secondly MARGUERITE de Charny, daughter of GEOFFROY de Charny & his wife ---.  Loye records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source on which this information is based[475]

2.         GILLETTE de Villersexel .  Loye records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source on which this information is based[476]m BURCHARD von Lützelstein [La Petite Pierre], son of ---.  Burchard & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA von Lützelstein .  Loye records her parentage and marriage[477].  Heiress of the county of la Roche on the death of her maternal uncle in 1438.  Guillaume records that the county of la Roche passed successively to the families of Palud, Rye, Cusance, and Arenberg (which sold it to the “Baron de Montjoye”)[478].  m (17 Jul 1432) as his second wife, FRANÇOIS de la Palud Seigneur de Varembon, son of ---.  Comte de la Roche 1438. 

3.         JEANNE de Villersexel .  Loye records the marriage contract datred 19 Feb 1386 between Jeanne, daughter of Henri, and “Jean I de Montjoie maréchal du Pape[479]m (contract 19 Feb 1386) JEAN de Montjoie, son of ---. 

 

 

 



[1] Cluny, Tome V, 3830, p. 190. 

[2] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107 and 1113, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 818-9. 

[3] Gorze, 176, p. 308. 

[4] Viellard (1884), 194, p. 245. 

[5] Gallia Christiana, Tome XV, Instrumenta, XXXV, col. 36. 

[6] Viellard (1884), 231, p. 282. 

[7] Poull (1994), p. 70. 

[8] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1158, MGH SS XXIII, p. 844. 

[9] Viellard (1884), 203, p. 254. 

[10] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1158, MGH SS XXIII, p. 844. 

[11] Viellard (1884), 247, p. 300. 

[12] Poull (1994), p. 82. 

[13] Viellard (1884), 246, p. 299. 

[14] Viellard (1884), 194, p. 245. 

[15] Viellard (1884), 220, p. 271. 

[16] Poull (1994), p. 70. 

[17] Viellard (1884), 231, p. 282. 

[18] Viellard (1884), 220, p. 271. 

[19] Schaffhausen, Rheinau und Muri: Acta Murensia, I. p. 4. 

[20] Viellard (1884), 188, p. 239. 

[21] Viellard (1884), 202, p. 253. 

[22] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[23] Viellard (1884), 206, p. 257. 

[24] Viellard (1884), 246, p. 299. 

[25] Annales Marbacenses, MGH SS XVII, p. 157. 

[26] Viellard (1884), 245, p. 298. 

[27] Viellard (1884), 287, p. 346. 

[28] Basse-Fontaine, 5, p. 6. 

[29] Basse-Fontaine, 6, p. 11. 

[30] Basse-Fontaine, 7, p. 13. 

[31] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Obituaire du xii siècle, p. 106.       

[32] Viellard (1884), 246, p. 299. 

[33] Viellard (1884), 305, p. 363. 

[34] William of Tyre Continuator XXVII.XIV, p. 235. 

[35] Edbury (1994), p. 41. 

[36] Runciman (1978), Vol. 3, p. 104. 

[37] Edbury (1994), p. 42. 

[38] Edbury (1994), p. 44, quoting “Eracles, pp. 315-6”. 

[39] Edbury (1994), p. 45. 

[40] William of Tyre Continuator XXVI.XXI, p. 208. 

[41] Amadi, pp. 87 and 94. 

[42] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCCXXXVIII, p. 102. 

[43] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXX, p. 65, and CC.LXXXXVII, p. 78. 

[44] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCCXXXVIII, p. 102. 

[45] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.XXXVII, p. 98. 

[46] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCCXXXVIII, p. 102. 

[47] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCCXXXVIII, p. 102. 

[48] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.XXXVII, p. 99. 

[49] Rüdt-Collenberg ‘Les dispenses matrimoniales 1283-1385’ (1977), Tableau A, 6, p. 58. 

[50] Lignages d’Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVI, p. 61. 

[51] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.XXXIII, p. 89. 

[52] William of Tyre Continuator XXXIII.X, p. 376. 

[53] Edbury (1994), p. 70. 

[54] Mas de Latrie (1855) Vol. 3, p. 629. 

[55] Rüdt-Collenberg (1979), p. 130. 

[56] Viellard (1884), 313, p. 369. 

[57] Viellard (1884), 313, p. 369. 

[58] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXX, p. 64, and CC.LXXXXVII, p. 78. 

[59] Röhricht (1893) (Supplement) 841a, p. 56. 

[60] Mas de Latrie (1855), Vol. 3, p. 644. 

[61] Viellard (1884), 287, p. 346. 

[62] Viellard (1884), 287, p. 346. 

[63] Viellard (1884), 246, p. 299. 

[64] William of Tyre Continuator XXVII.XIV, pp. 234-5. 

[65] Viellard (1884), 305, p. 363. 

[66] William of Tyre Continuator XXVII.XIV, pp. 234-5. 

[67] Guichenon (Savoie), Tome IV, Preuves, p. 48. 

[68] Viellard (1884), 334, p. 387. 

[69] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 326, p. 489. 

[70] Hugues de Chalon 31, p. 30. 

[71] Viellard (1884), 334, p. 387. 

[72] Viellard (1884), 318, p. 374. 

[73] Viellard (1884), 334, p. 387. 

[74] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 326, p. 489. 

[75] Mulhouse, Tome I, 8, p. 3. 

[76] Viellard (1884), 413, p. 467. 

[77] Annales Colmarienses Maiores 1282, MGH SS XVII, p. 209. 

[78] Viellard (1884), 348, p. 405. 

[79] Viellard (1884), 413, p. 467. 

[80] Viellard (1884), 413, p. 467. 

[81] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CCCXI, CCCXII, pp. 278-80. 

[82] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. cccclxxvii. 

[83] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CCCXI, CCCXII, pp. 278-80. 

[84] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. dxlvi. 

[85] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 407, p. 588, quoting Matile Monuments de l’histoire de Neuchâtel, Tome I, p. 112. 

[86] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CLIII, p. 126. 

[87] Bern Urkunden, Band I, 459, p. 598. 

[88] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CLXXXI, p. 150. 

[89] Viellard (1884), 415, p. 470. 

[90] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CLI, p. 133. 

[91] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 407, p. 588, quoting Matile Monuments de l’histoire de Neuchâtel, Tome I, p. 112. 

[92] ES XI 138. 

[93] Richard (1840), p. 80.  

[94] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[95] Viellard (1884), 334, p. 387. 

[96] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 326, p. 489. 

[97] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 129. 

[98] Hugues de Chalon 33, p. 31. 

[99] François-Vivès ‘Les seigneurs de Commercy’ (1936), p. 136, citing “Arch. de M.-et-M., B 633, no. 6”. 

[100] François-Vivès ‘Les seigneurs de Commercy’ (1936), Tome LXXIV, p. 136, citing “B. N. Coll. Moreau, vol. 891, fol. 86”. 

[101] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 498, p. 212.  

[102] Hugues de Chalon 31, p. 30. 

[103] Obituarium capituli metropolitani Bisuntini, 23-5, p. 11. 

[104] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, VII, Chartularium Saræpontanum, L, p. 327. 

[105] Ardennisches Geschlecht Codex, VII, Chartularium Saræpontanum, LXII, p. 336. 

[106] Metz Evêché, 110, p. 277. 

[107] Obituarium capituli metropolitani Bisuntini, 23-5, p. 11. 

[108] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 146, p. 109. 

[109] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 291, p. 204. 

[110] Richard (1857), Pièces justificatives, 7, p. 266. 

[111] Richard (1857), Pièces justificatives, 7, p. 266. 

[112] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 291, p. 204. 

[113] Obituarium capituli metropolitani Bisuntini, 23-5, p. 11. 

[114] Richard (1857), Pièces justificatives, 7, p. 266. 

[115] Viellard (1884), 334, p. 387. 

[116] Hugues de Chalon 358, p. 243. 

[117] Petit, Vol. VI, 4570, p. 301. 

[118] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 431, p. 182.  

[119] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 471, p. 199.  

[120] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 471, p. 199.  

[121] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 385. 

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

[123] ES XV 97. 

[124] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CCLXV, p. 236. 

[125] Robert (1901), Tome 1, 31, p. 316. 

[126] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 291, p. 204. 

[127] Richard (1857), Pièces justificatives, 7, p. 266. 

[128] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXXIII, p. 386. 

[129] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 498, p. 212.  

[130] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 33, footnote (1).  

[131] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXXIII, p. 386. 

[132] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXIII, p. 375. 

[133] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DIV, p. 608. 

[134] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, CCCCXCVIII, p. 600. 

[135] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 379. 

[136] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXI, p. 367. 

[137] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXIII, p. 375. 

[138] Robert (1901), Tome 1, 40, p. 338. 

[139] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXXIII, p. 386. 

[140] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXXIII, p. 386. 

[141] Robert (1901), Tome 1, 40, p. 338. 

[142] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 19, p. 329.  

[143] Dunod (1737), Tome II, pp. 264-5, citing “les archives de l’Officialité de Besançon” (no precise citation reference). 

[144] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), p. 124. 

[145] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 19, p. 329.  

[146] Dunod (1737), Tome II, pp. 264-5, citing “les archives de l’Officialité de Besançon” (no precise citation reference). 

[147] Dunod (1737), Tome II, pp. 264-5, citing “les archives de l’Officialité de Besançon” (no precise citation reference). 

[148] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, Supplément, DCCCXV, p. 1158. 

[149] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), p. 138, citing “Chronique de Savoie, Monumenta historiæ patriæ, Tome I, p. 332” and Guichenon, Tome I, p. 420. 

[150] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), p. 131. 

[151] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), p. 137. 

[152] Martimprey de Romécourt ‘Blâmont’ (1890), p. 110. 

[153] Martimprey de Romécourt ‘Blâmont’ (1891), p. 140. 

[154] Martimprey de Romécourt ‘Blâmont’ (1891), 54, p. 113. 

[155] Loye (1888), p. 107. 

[156] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCCIX, p. 426. 

[157] Loye (1888), p. 107, citing “Archives du Doubs, Collection Droz. Cartulaire du Comté de la Roche”. 

[158] Loye (1888), p. 110. 

[159] State Archives, volume 104, page 27, fascicule 17, and Guichenon (Savoie), Tome IV, Preuves, p. 89. 

[160] Chevalier (1767), Tome 1, Pièces justificatives, LXXXVI, p. 399. 

[161] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[162] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 538, p. 231. 

[163] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCXIX, p. 189. 

[164] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCXXXI, p. 203. 

[165] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[166] Thommen (1899), Band I, 134, p. 74. 

[167] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 538, p. 231. 

[168] Inventaire Sommaire - Doubs série G (1903), Tome II, G. 1687, p. 108. 

[169] The date of her will. 

[170] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

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

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

[173] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[174] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[175] Chevalier (1767), Tome 1, Pièces justificatives, LXXXIX, p. 403. 

[176] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 538, p. 231. 

[177] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[178] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 25.  

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

[180] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCLXXXIII, p. 386. 

[181] Robert (1901), Tome 1, 40, p. 338. 

[182] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCXXXIX, p. 320. 

[183] Chevalier (1767), Tome 1, Pièces justificatives, LXXXIX, p. 403. 

[184] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 20, p. 332.  

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

[186] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DCCLXXI, p. 1089. 

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

[188] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 251, no citation reference.  

[189] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 251, no citation reference.  

[190] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 20, p. 332.  

[191] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 251, no citation reference.  

[192] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 20, p. 332.  

[193] Loye (1888), p. 116. 

[194] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 251, no citation reference.  

[195] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 20, p. 332. 

[196] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 21, p. 333. 

[197] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 236, p. 104.  

[198] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 251, no citation reference.  

[199] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 20, p. 332. 

[200] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 21, p. 333. 

[201] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 540, p. 232. 

[202] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DCCLXXI, p. 1089. 

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

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

[205] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DX, p. 617. 

[206] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 449, p. 189.  

[207] Viellard (1884), 226, p. 276. 

[208] Viellard (1884), 226, p. 276. 

[209] Viellard (1884), 226, p. 276. 

[210] Viellard (1884), 226, p. 276. 

[211] Viellard (1884), 309, p. 366. 

[212] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 371. 

[213] Viellard (1884), 329, p. 384. 

[214] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 371. 

[215] Viellard (1884), 346, p. 404. 

[216] Viellard (1884), 351, p. 409. 

[217] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 372. 

[218] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 372. 

[219] Viellard (1884), 346, p. 404. 

[220] Viellard (1884), 346, p. 404. 

[221] Viellard (1884), 346, p. 404. 

[222] Viellard (1884), 346, p. 404. 

[223] Viellard (1884), 309, p. 366. 

[224] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 371. 

[225] Viellard (1884), 351, p. 409. 

[226] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 372. 

[227] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 372. 

[228] Viellard (1884), 315, p. 372. 

[229] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[230] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[231] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[232] Romainmotier, p. 445. 

[233] Romainmotier, p. 453. 

[234] Romainmotier, pp. 456-7. 

[235] Loye (1890), p. 76. 

[236] Viellard (1884), p. 210, and Loye (1890), p. 77. 

[237] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 167, p. 246. 

[238] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 176, p. 262. 

[239] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 181, p. 272. 

[240] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 184, p. 278. 

[241] ES XI 136, extinct in the male line late 15th century.  

[242] Loye (1890), p. 76. 

[243] Viellard (1884), p. 210, and Loye (1890), p. 77. 

[244] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 167, p. 246. 

[245] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 176, p. 262. 

[246] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 181, p. 272. 

[247] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 184, p. 278. 

[248] Loye (1890), p. 76. 

[249] Viellard (1884), p. 210, and Loye (1890), p. 77. 

[250] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 167, p. 246. 

[251] Viellard (1884), 160, p. 215. 

[252] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 176, p. 262. 

[253] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 181, p. 272. 

[254] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 184, p. 278. 

[255] Viellard (1884), 188, p. 239. 

[256] Gallia Christiana, Tome XV, Instrumenta, XXXV, col. 36. 

[257] Viellard (1884), 202, p. 253. 

[258] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[259] Viellard (1884), 206, p. 257. 

[260] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1158, MGH SS XXIII, p. 844. 

[261] Viellard (1884), 203, p. 254. 

[262] Viellard (1884), 188, p. 239. 

[263] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[264] Viellard (1884), 206, p. 257. 

[265] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[266] Viellard (1884), 259, p. 312. 

[267] Poull (1994), p. 81. 

[268] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[269] Viellard (1884), 230, p. 280. 

[270] Viellard (1884), 231, p. 281. 

[271] Viellard (1884), 205, p. 256. 

[272] Viellard (1884), 259, p. 312. 

[273] Richard (1840), Preface, p. v. 

[274] Richard (1840), pp. 1-2. 

[275] Richard (1840), pp. 18-19, and Loye (1890), pp. 1-29, which both provide precise geographical descriptions of these locations. 

[276] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 348-9. 

[277] Dodivers (1975).

[278] ES XI 137-8. 

[279] Loye (1890), p. 76. 

[280] Viellard (1884), p. 210, and Loye (1890), p. 77. 

[281] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 167, p. 246. 

[282] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 176, p. 262. 

[283] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 181, p. 272. 

[284] Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 184, p. 278. 

[285] Loye (1890), p. 85. 

[286] Richard (1840), p. 64 (no citation reference). 

[287] Dodivers (1975), p. 17 (no citation reference).

[288] Richard (1840), Pièces justificatives, C, p. 424. 

[289] Richard (1840), p. 71 (no citation reference). 

[290] Richard (1840), p. 73 (no citation reference). 

[291] Richard (1840), p. 64. 

[292] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[293] Richard (1840), p. 64. 

[294] Richard (1840), p. 65, citing Inventaire de la maison de Rye, cote 15751. 

[295] Richard (1840), p. 65, citing Archives de Montbéliard (no precise citation reference). 

[296] Dodivers (1975), p. 14 (no citation reference).

[297] Richard (1840), p. 64 (no citation reference). 

[298] Richard (1840), p. 64 (no citation reference). 

[299] Richard (1840), p. 64 (no citation reference). 

[300] Dodivers (1975), pp. 13-14, presumably referring to Faget de Castelnau, H. ‘Lignées féodales comtoises (lignages de Montfaucon, Neufchâtel, Rogemont)’, La Franche-Comté. Questions d’histoire et de philologie (1977), pp. 7-25 [not yet consulted].

[301] ES XI 137. 

[302] Dodivers (1975), p. 13 (no citation reference).

[303] Richard (1840), p. 64 (no citation reference). 

[304] Du Bouchet (1662), p. 36. 

[305] Du Bouchet (1662), p. 36. 

[306] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1195, MGH SS XXIII, p. 872. 

[307] Dodivers (1975), p. 14, citing “archive du Doubs” (no precise citation reference).

[308] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1220, MGH SS XXIII, p. 910. 

[309] Obituarium capituli metropolitani Bisuntini, 37, p. 12. 

[310] Dodivers (1975), p. 14 (no citation reference).

[311] Dodivers (1975), p. 14 (no citation reference).

[312] Dodivers (1975), p. 13 (no citation reference).

[313] Dodivers (1975), p. 14 (no citation reference).

[314] Dodivers (1975), p. 14, citing “archive du Doubs” (no precise citation reference).

[315] Dodivers (1975), p. 14, citing “archive du Doubs” (no precise citation reference).

[316] ES XI 137. 

[317] Dodivers (1975), p. 14, citing “archive du Doubs” (no precise citation reference).

[318] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[319] Viellard (1884), 328, p. 383. 

[320] Huillard-Bréholles, J. L. A. (ed.) (1852) Historia Diplomatica Friderici Secundi (Paris), Tome II, Part I, p. 284. 

[321] Dodivers (1975), p. 14 (no citation reference).

[322] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[323] Dodivers (1975), p. 14, citing “archive du Doubs” (no precise citation reference).

[324] Richard (1840), p. 76 (no citation reference). 

[325] Richard (1840), p. 77 (no citation reference). 

[326] Dodivers (1975), p. 13 (no citation reference).

[327] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), I, p. 519. 

[328] Mémoires Franche-Comté III (1844), Documents inédits, XXXII, p. 526. 

[329] Coudriet & Châtelet (1864), Preuves, p. 496. 

[330] Dodivers (1975), p. 17, citing “Archives de la Haute-Marne fonds Movinot”.

[331] Coudriet & Châtelet (1864), Preuves, p. 495. 

[332] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CLXIII, p. 143. 

[333] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CLXIV, p. 143. 

[334] Coudriet & Châtelet (1864), Preuves, p. 497. 

[335] Coudriet & Châtelet (1864), p. 75, citing “Archives de la Haute-Saône, H, 360”

[336] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[337] Richard (1840), p. 88 (no citation reference). 

[338] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[339] Richard (1840), p. 80. 

[340] ES XI 138. 

[341] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[342] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CXIX, p. 113. 

[343] Richard (1840), p. 80 (no citation reference). 

[344] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[345] Richard (1840), p. 75 (no citation reference). 

[346] Richard (1840), p. 79 (no citation reference). 

[347] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 169. 

[348] Richard (1840), p. 79 (no citation reference). 

[349] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[350] ES XI 138. 

[351] Richard (1840), p. 80. 

[352] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[353] ES XI 138. 

[354] Richard (1840), p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[355] Richard (1840), pp. 75, 79 (no citation reference). 

[356] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), VII, p. 524. 

[357] Richard (1840), p. 79, no citation reference except “Inventaire du grand chapitre” for his testament. 

[358] Chevalier (1767), Tome 1, Pièces justificatives, LXI, p. 369. 

[359] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), XV, XVI, pp. 533-5. 

[360] Richard (1840), p. 79, no citation reference except “Inventaire du grand chapitre” for his testament. 

[361] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 492, p. 209.  

[362] ES XI 138. 

[363] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[364] ES XI 138. 

[365] Richard (1840), p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[366] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 348-9. 

[367] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), VIII, p. 524. 

[368] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), XIII, p. 531. 

[369] Chevalier (1767), Tome 1, Pièces justificatives, LXI, p. 369. 

[370] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 20 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[371] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[372] Richard (1840), p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[373] Mémoires Franche-Comté, Tome 2 (1839), Franchises, p. 511. 

[374] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[375] Mémoires Franche-Comté, Tome 2 (1839), Franchises, p. 511. 

[376] Mémoires Franche-Comté, Tome 2 (1839), Franchises, p. 516. 

[377] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 22 (no citation reference).  

[378] Richard (1840), p. 123 (no citation reference). 

[379] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 48, footnote (4) quoting “les archives de Dijon”.  

[380] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DXLVI, p. 677. 

[381] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCCXLVI, p. 505. 

[382] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCCL, p. 509. 

[383] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 88 (no citation reference). 

[384] Loye (1888), p. 102. 

[385] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 88 (no citation reference). 

[386] Loye (1888), p. 103 (no citation reference). 

[387] Loye (1888), p. 102. 

[388] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 213, p. 91, and B. 492, p. 209.  

[389] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 350, p. 146.  

[390] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 48, footnote (4) quoting “les archives de Dijon”.  

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

[392] Richard (1840), p. 123 (no citation reference). 

[393] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 348-9. 

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

[395] ES XI 138. 

[396] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 348. 

[397] Documents Vosges, Tome II, p. 241. 

[398] Documents Vosges, Tome II, p. 241. 

[399] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 1022, p. 475. 

[400] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 1039, p. 479. 

[401] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 347. 

[402] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 347. 

[403] Gingins-la-Sarra (1857), 21, p. 333. 

[404] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 540, p. 232. 

[405] ES XI 138, and Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 350-2. 

[406] ES XI 138, and Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 352-4. 

[407] Clerc (1846), Tome II, p. 264, footnote (2), no citation reference.  

[408] ES XI 138, and Père Anselme, Tome VIII, pp. 354-6. 

[409] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 121 (no citation reference). 

[410] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 120 (no citation reference). 

[411] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DLXVI, p. 726. 

[412] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DCCLXXXIV, p. 1115. 

[413] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. II, DCCXC, p. 1122. 

[414] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 215, p. 92.  

[415] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), B. 217, p. 92.  

[416] Loye (1888), p. 43. 

[417] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 86. 

[418] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[419] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[420] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[421] Gallia Christiana, Tome XV, Instrumenta, XXXV, col. 36. 

[422] Viellard (1884), 211, p. 263. 

[423] Viellard (1884), 259, p. 312. 

[424] Viellard (1884), 259, p. 312. 

[425] Viellard (1884), 211, p. 263. 

[426] Viellard (1884), 211, p. 263. 

[427] Viellard (1884), 211, p. 263. 

[428] Viellard (1884), 167, p. 221, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[429] Viellard (1884), 168, p. 222, quoting Droz Cartulaire de Lieucroissant

[430] Viellard (1884), 211, p. 263. 

[431] Viellard (1884), 249, p. 302. 

[432] Viellard (1884), 255, p. 310. 

[433] Viellard (1884), 259, p. 312. 

[434] Viellard (1884), 246, p. 299. 

[435] Loye (1888), p. 45 (no citation references). 

[436] Viellard (1884), 381, p. 439, and Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 374, p. 552. 

[437] Loye (1888), p. 45 (no citation references). 

[438] Viellard (1884), 381, p. 439, and Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 374, p. 552. 

[439] Viellard (1884), 381, p. 439, and Trouillat (1852), Tome I, 374, p. 552. 

[440] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), XXI, p. 540. 

[441] Loye (1888), p. 60. 

[442] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 88. 

[443] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 88. 

[444] Chartes Neuchâtel (1876), XXI, p. 540. 

[445] Loye (1888), Pièces justificatives, Note I, p. 415. 

[446] Loye (1888), Pièces justificatives, Note II, p. 419. 

[447] Loye (1888), p. 102. 

[448] Loye (1888), p. 102. 

[449] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 88 (no citation reference). 

[450] Loye (1888), p. 103 (no citation reference). 

[451] Loye (1888), p. 102. 

[452] Loye (1888), p. 103. 

[453] Loye (1888), p. 103 (no citation reference). 

[454] Loye (1888), p. 103 (no citation reference). 

[455] Loye (1888), p. 105. 

[456] Loye (1888), p. 107. 

[457] Neuchâtel (Matile), Vol. I, CCCCIX, p. 426. 

[458] Loye (1888), p. 107, citing “Archives du Doubs, Collection Droz. Cartulaire du Comté de la Roche”. 

[459] Loye (1888), p. 110. 

[460] Loye (1888), p. 111. 

[461] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 89. 

[462] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[463] Loye (1888), p. 111. 

[464] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[465] Loye (1888), p. 103. 

[466] Loye (1888), p. 106, citing “Manuscrit de Duvernois, Bibliothèque de Besançon”. 

[467] Loye (1888), p. 103. 

[468] Loye (1888), p. 104. 

[469] Loye (1888), p. 105 (no citation reference). 

[470] Loye (1888), p. 111. 

[471] Loye (1888), p. 111, citing “Cartulaire du Comté de la Roche” and “Manuscrit de Duvernois, p. 163”. 

[472] Loye (1888), Pièces justificatives, Note II, p. 419. 

[473] Loye (1888), p. 113. 

[474] Loye (1888), p. 116. 

[475] Loye (1888), p. 117. 

[476] Loye (1888), p. 121. 

[477] Loye (1888), p. 113 (no citation reference). 

[478] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 89 (no citation reference). 

[479] Loye (1888), p. 113 (no citation reference).