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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1.                NEUCHÂTEL. 2

A.         SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL. 2

B.         COMTES [de NEUCHÂTEL] SEIGNEURS de NIDAU.. 28

C.        GRAFEN von STRASSBERG.. 31

D.        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG et de VALANGIN.. 34

Chapter 2.                VAUD & VALAIS. 40

A.         COMTES [de VAUD] 40

B.         BARONS de VAUD (SAVOIE) 43

Chapter 3.                NOBILITY in VAUD & VALAIS. 52

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE.. 52

B.         SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE (ALAMANDI) 66

C.        SEIGNEURS de BLONAY, SEIGNEURS d’ORON, SEIGNEURS de VEVEY.. 70

D.        SEIGNEURS de COSSONAY, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS.. 92

E.         SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON.. 121

F.         COMTES de GRANGES.. 162

G.        SEIGNEURS de MONT. 166

H.        COMTES [SEIGNEURS?] de MORGES.. 175

I.      VIDAMES de SION.. 176

J.         SEIGNEURS de la TOUR.. 179

Chapter 4.                GRUYERE. 195

A.         COMTES de GRUYERE.. 195

B.         SEIGNEURS de GLÂNE.. 227

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTSALVAN.. 230

 

 

 

This document sets out nobility in the area which later became the French-speaking part of Switzerland. 

 

 

Chapter 1.    NEUCHÂTEL

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL

 

 

1.         ULRIC [I] (-[1070]).  Seigneur de Fenis.  According to Trouillat, “le château des comtes de Feni” was situated near the village of the same name (Vineltz in German) near Cerlier, on the banks of Lake Bienne[1].  “Uldrici comitis de Feni”  is named as father of Conon Bishop of Lausanne in the charter quoted below.  m [ADALGUIS, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “patris mei Uldrici et matris mee Adalguis, et fratris mei Cononis...[2], although it is not certain that this document refers to the same Ulrich who was the father of Burchard and Cono.]  Ulrich & his wife had children: 

a)         [HUMBERT (-after 1092).  “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “patris mei Uldrici et matris mee Adalguis, et fratris mei Cononis, conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum, antecessorum...meorum Sieboldi et alterius Sieboldi, Rodolphi filii eius, advocati, Uldarici filii eius, Cunonis avunculi mei, Gausberti Sedunensis episcopi”, by charter dated 1092[3].  It is not certain from this document that Humbert was the brother of Burchard and Cono who are shown below, although the reference to his father and his brother Conon suggests that this co-identity may be correct.]  m ---, daughter of ETZO & his wife Aremburge --- (-after 1092).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “...conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum...”[4].  Humbert & his wife had children: 

i)          children (-after 1092).  Their existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “...conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum...[5]

b)         BURCHARD (-1107).  “Burchardus camerarius archiepiscopi Moguntini” was ordained as bishop of Basel in 1072[6].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Cono filius Uldrici comitis de Feni” succeeded “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as Bishop of Lausanne, founded “abbaciam Erlacensem”, but died within a year and was buried there, and that “Borcardus frater suus episcopus Basiliensis” who built “castrum de Cerlie” confirmed the foundation[7].  The death of “domnus Burchardus Basiliensis episcopus” is recorded in 1106[8].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1107 of “episcopus…Burchardus Basiliensis[9]

c)         CONON (-19 Dec [1103/07], bur Erlach abbey)Bishop of Lausanne 1090.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the election of “Cono filius Uldrici comitis de Fenis” as bishop of Lausanne[10].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Cono filius Uldrici comitis de Feni” succeeded “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as Bishop of Lausanne, founded “abbaciam Erlacensem” [Cerlier], was buried there, and that “Borcardus frater suus episcopus Basiliensis” who built “castrum de Cerlie” confirmed the foundation[11].  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the death “XIV Kal Ian” of “Cono electus noster” and his burial “in abbacia Erlacensi[12]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         RODOLPHE [II] (-1164).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[13]Comte de Neuchâtel

-        see below

2.         MANGOLD (-1165).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[14]

 

 

RODOLPHE [II] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRIC [II] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife --- (-1164).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[15]Comte de Neuchâtel.  “Rodolphus dominus dArcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[16]

m EMMA de Glâne, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Glâne & his wife ---.  A charter dated 1170, which records the division of revenue for Hauterive abbey, records that “Petrus dominus de Glane” had “quatuor filias…una…Emma…alia Ita…Iuliana alia soror…Agnes quarta soror”, adding that Emma was “mater Vldrici domini de Arconciei[17].  The necrology of Hauterive commemorates “dominarum quatuor sororum domini Guillelmi de Glana fundatoris nostri, Emmæ uxoris Rodolphi de Novo castro domini de Arconcie, Agnetis uxoris comitis de Ogo et Grueria, Julianæ matris domini de Montsalvens et Ithæ quæ in Tharentasia maritum ignotæ stirpis accepit[18].  Her marriage and family origin are also indicated by a charter dated 1162 under which “Uldricus de Novo castro” donated property to Hauterive abbey “in translatione Domini Guillelmi de Glana avunculi sui[19].  “Rodolphus dominus dArcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[20]

Rodolphe & his wife had one child: 

1.         ULRIC [III] (-[1191/92]).  The Fundatio monasterii…de Altaripa records that “Rudolpho comite de Grueria et Petro domino Montsalvant fratre dicti Rudolphi, Uldrico domino de Arconciel, et Uldrico comite de Novo-Castro nepotibus…comitis de Glana ex sororibus” consented to donations by “Guillelmum de Glana ex…comitum Viennensium familia oriundum” to the abbey of Hauterive[21].  It appears that “…Uldrico domino de Arconciel, et Uldrico comite de Novo-Castro…” in this document in fact represented the same person.  “Rodolphus dominus d’Arcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[22].  Seigneur d’Arconciel.  “Uldricus de Arcuncie dominus” settled disputes with Hauterive relating to donations made by “Rodolphi patris sui...domini Guillelmi avunculi sui de Glana”, and with the consent of “Berta uxor domini Uldrici de Arcuncie”, by charter dated 1149[23]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[24].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by “Petrus de Gruiera et Juliana mater eius apud Foz castrum”, by “Uldricus de Novo castro…in donis Radulphi patris sui”, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius”, and by “Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis” with the consent of “Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha[25].  A charter dated 1177 records that “Dominus Bertolfus Dux” founded the town of Fribourg, witnessed by “…Amedeus comes Gebennarum, Uldricus de Novocastro…”[26].  “Uldricus dominus Novi Castri et Berta uxor mea” donated donated the forest of Wavre to Fontaine-André by charter dated 1179[27].  “Oudalricus comes et dominus Novicastri” founded Kloster Erlach by charter dated to [1180][28].  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[29].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[30].  “Uldaricus dominus Novi Castri et Bertha uxor mea” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1191[31]m BERTA, daughter of --- (-after 1191).  “Uldricus de Arcuncie dominus” settled disputes with Hauterive relating to donations made by “Rodolphi patris sui...domini Guillelmi avunculi sui de Glana”, and with the consent of “Berta uxor domini Uldrici de Arcuncie”, by charter dated 1149[32].  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[33].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by “Uldricus de Novo castro…in donis Radulphi patris sui”, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius[34].  “Uldricus dominus Novi Castri et Berta uxor mea” donated donated the forest of Wavre to Fontaine-André by charter dated 1179[35].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][36].  “Uldaricus dominus Novi Castri et Bertha uxor mea” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1191[37].  Ulric [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RODOLPHE [III] (-before 30 Aug 1196).  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[38]Seigneur de Neuchâtel

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b)         ULRIC [IV] (-1 Aug 1225).  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[39].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[40].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][41]Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[42].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[43].  “Bertholdus Basiliensis prepositus et Ulricus frater meus et Bertholdus fratruelis meus, domini Novi Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by “nostris progenitoribus…fundatoribus et episcopo Ruodolfo Basiliensi cofundatore”, by charter dated to [1209][44].  “Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[45].  A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that “Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri” settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and “Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus[46].  “Ulricus comes et Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” recognised an obligation to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1221[47].  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[48]m firstly (before [1190]) GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-[1201/02]).  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][49].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[50].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[51]m secondly (Betrothed 1202) [JOLANTHE von Urach, daughter of EGINO [IV] “der Bärtige” Graf von Urach & his wife Agnes von Zähringen].  Montmollin states that in 1202 “[le] duc recteur” [Berthold [V] Herzog von Zähringen] proposed the marriage of “sa nièce Yolande de Furstemberg, fille de sa sœur Agnès de Zehringen” and “Ulrich deuxième fils du comte Ulrich [III] [de Neuchâtel]”, that the marriage later took place and that her dowry was “les terres qui formèrent dans la suite le comté d’Arberg[52].  The precise primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  Heiress of Arberg.  Ulric [IV] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE (-[25 Nov 1255/14 Mar 1257]).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[53].  “Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[54].  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[55]Comte de Neuchâtel

-         COMTES de NIDAU

ii)         BERTHE de Neuchâtel (-after 27 Oct 1246).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[56].  “Liutoldus de Reginsperk” donated “predium meum in Segrebre” to Kloster Ruti, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berhte ac liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1219 (presumably after 6 May)[57].  Her having children at the date of this charter suggests that Berthe was born from his father’s first marriage.  This is also suggested by the introduction of the name Gertrud into the Reginsberg family after her marriage.  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[58]m LÜTOLD [V] von Regensberg, son of LÜTOLD [IV] von Regensberg & his wife --- (-[27 Oct 1246/4 Jan 1250]). 

Ulrich [IV] & his [first/second] wife had eight children: 

iii)        OTTO (-2 Jul after 1245).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[59].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[60].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[61]

iv)       BERTHOLD (-before 14 Mar 1273).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[62].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[63].  Seigneur de Valangin.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[64].  Herr von Strassberg.  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[65]

-         GRAFEN von STRASSBERG

v)        HENRI de Neuchâtel (-13 Sep 1274, bur Basel Cathedral).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[66].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[67].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[68].  “Domini Henrici Nüvenburg prepositi Solodorensis” donated property to the monastery of Gottstadt, for the soul of “domini Rodulphi de Nuwenburg comitis fratris sui pie recordationis”, by charter dated 14 Mar 1257[69].  Provost of Solothurn.  Bishop of Basel 1263. 

vi)       ULRIC (-[20 Sep 1276/1279]).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[70].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[71].  Seigneur d’Arberg. 

-         SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG, SEIGNEURS de VALANGIN

vii)      GERTRUDE de Neuchâtel (-1260 before 22 Mar, bur Bubikon).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria records that “[filium] Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum” married “filiam comitis de Castro-novo” against the wishes of his father[72].  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[73].  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[74]m DIETHELM [VII] Graf von Toggenburg, son of DIETHELM [VI] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Guota von Rapperswil (-25 Jan 1235). 

viii)     daughter .  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[75]m RUDOLF [I] Graf von Falkenstein, son of ---. 

ix)       daughter .  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[76]m (before 1225) KONRAD Herr von Rötteln, son of ---. 

Ulrich [IV] & his [second] wife had one child: 

x)        AGNES de Neuchâtel (-after 15 Apr 1283).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[77].  Agnes was presumably one of her father’s youngest children, considering that she had two sons who were still minors in 1263 as shown by the following charter.  She was presumably therefore born from her father’s second marriage (or from an otherwise unrecorded third marriage).  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[78].  “Agnes domina de Grandissoni” confirmed the allegiance of “Perrinus dominus de Vaumarquier” to her “ad opus...domini Otonis militis domini Grandissoni filii mei” and confirmed his donation to his daughter Isabelle by charter dated 15 Apr 1283[79]m PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Grandson, son of EBLES [IV] Seigneur de Grandson & his wife Beatrix --- (-[29 Dec 1257/15 Jul 1259]). 

c)         BERTHOLD (-after Jul 1214).  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[80].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][81].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[82].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[83].  “Bertholdus Basiliensis prepositus et Ulricus frater meus et Bertholdus fratruelis meus, domini Novi Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by “nostris progenitoribus…fundatoribus et episcopo Ruodolfo Basiliensi cofundatore”, by charter dated to [1209][84].  Provost of Basel.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records that “Bertoldus filius Uldrici comitis de Novo-castro” was elected thesaurarius of Lausanne in 1211[85].  “Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[86]

 

 

RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRIC [III] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife Berta --- (-before 30 Aug 1196).  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[87].  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[88].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[89]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][90]

m COMITISSA, daughter of --- (-after 30 Aug 1196).  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][91].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[92]

Rodolphe [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         BERTHOLD (-20 Aug 1261).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[93].  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[94].  A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that “Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri” settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and “Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus[95]Comte de Neuchâtel.  The contract of marriage between “Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos” and “comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg” is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that “Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé” acted as guarantors, and with the consent of “Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg[96].  “B. comes Novi castri” relinquished rights over the church of Diesse to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by charter dated 9 Apr 1218, which names “dominum et patruum nostrum B. Lausannensem episcopum…avus noster U. dominus Novi castri[97]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Ulricus comes et Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” recognised an obligation to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1221[98].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[99].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[100].  “B. dominus Novi Castri” renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Rodulfi, Hermanni et Henrici”, by charter dated 22 Feb 1228[101].  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[102].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[103].  “Bertholdus dominus Novi castri” mortgaged “advocatiam…in burgo de Biello”, held from the bishop of Basel, by charter dated 1234, witnessed by “nobilis vir Rodolfus comes Novi castri…”[104].  “Dominus Novi Castri…Bertoldus” confirmed having mortgaged “advocatiam de Bielle”, by charter dated 1239, witnessed by “…Hermannus dicti domini Novi Castri filius[105].  The Fundatio monasterii…de Altaripa records that “Bertholdus comes de Novo-Castro” donated property to the abbey of Hauterive in 1240 and 1246[106]m firstly RICHENZA von Frohburg, daughter of HERMANN Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-[20 Oct 1224/1225]).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[107].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[108].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[109]m secondly NICOLA, daughter of ---.  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[110].  Berthold & his first wife had [four] children: 

a)         RODOLPHE [IV] (-[1263/Oct 1264]).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[111].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[112].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[113].  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[114].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[115]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “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[116]m firstly (before 29 Sep 1230) ---.  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[117]m secondly (before 1249) SIBYLLE de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [III] Comte de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] & his wife Alix de Ferrette [Pfirt] (-[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[118].  “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[119].  “Sibilla domina Novicastri” issued a charter dated Oct 1264 regarding her chapel founded in Crissier, naming “Ulrico filio nostro[120].  “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[121].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[122].  Rodolphe [III] & his second wife had seven children: 

i)          ULRIC [V] (-after 1277).  “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[123].  “Sibilla domina Novicastri” issued a charter dated Oct 1264 regarding her chapel founded in Crissier, naming “Ulrico filio nostro[124].  “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[125].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  The bishop of Lausanne instructed “Ulrico et Amedeo fratribus condominis de Novo Castro” not to sell fiefs without permission by charter dated Aug 1270[126].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[127].  “Ulrici condomini [Novi Castri]” witnessed the charter dated Apr 1276 under which “Ulricus Girardus burgensis de Novo Castro” sold property[128].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[129].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[130]

ii)         AMEDEE (-3 Feb 1286).  “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[131].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel

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iii)        JOHANN (-after 1290).  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[132].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[133].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[134].  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[135].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[136].  Provost of Neuchâtel. 

iv)       RICHARD (-after 1290).  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[137].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[138].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[139].  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[140].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[141]

v)        HENRI (-[Aug 1278/15 May 1282]).  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[142].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[143].  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[144]

vi)       ANNELAT (-after Aug 1278).  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[145]

vii)      MARGUERITE (-after 28 Aug 1322).  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[146].  “Marguerita de Novo Castro condomina de Blonay” granted rights of inheritance to “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri nepos meus” by charter dated 28 Aug 1322[147]same person as...?  MARGUERITE (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, chose burial in the church of Neuchâtel, and bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei[148].  There is no direct evidence in the document of the parentage of Marguerite, although from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was a daughter of Rodolphe [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  She is unlikely to have been the daughter of Amédée Seigneur de Neuchâtel, who is recorded elsewhere with a daughter named Marguerite who was an abbess.  m JEAN de Blonay, son of --- (-before 6 Nov 1330). 

b)         HERMANN (-after 1239).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[149].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[150].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[151].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[152].  “Dominus Novi Castri…Bertoldus” confirmed having mortgaged “advocatiam de Bielle”, by charter dated 1239, witnessed by “…Hermannus dicti domini Novi Castri filius[153]

c)         [GUILLAUME (-after 20 Oct 1224).  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[154].  The editor of the compilation consulted suggests that “Willermus” in this document represents an error or mistranscription for “Henricus”.] 

d)         HENRI (-after 29 Aug 1231).  “B. dominus Novi Castri” renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Rodulfi, Hermanni et Henrici”, by charter dated 22 Feb 1228[155].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[156].   

 

 

AMEDEE de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his second wife Sibylle de Montbéliard (-3 Feb 1286).  “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[157].  The bishop of Lausanne instructed “Ulrico et Amedeo fratribus condominis de Novo Castro” not to sell fiefs without permission by charter dated Aug 1270[158].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[159].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[160].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[161].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[162].  A contemporary chronicle records the death 3 Feb 1286 of “Amedeus dominus Novi Castri[163]

m (before 1274) JORDANE de la Sarraz, daughter of ---.  “Henrieta domina Sarrate” shared her territories with “Jordana et Jaqueta sorores nostre” by charter dated 19 Dec 1269, which names “meo domino Humberto de Montefranco et domino Sarrete...Willelmi thesaurarii Lausannensis patrui nostri[164].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and marriage has not been identified.   The Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) records that suzerainty over Belmont (for which Jacques de Grandson swore homage to “Aimon de La Sarraz” in 1272, see above) “passa à la maison de Neuchâtel par le mariage de Jordane de La Sarraz avec Amédée sire de Neuchâtel”, noting that “Rodolphe seigneur de Neuchâtel revendit cet hommage à Louis de Savoie sire de Vaud en 1308[165]

Amédée & his wife had seven children: 

1.         RODOLPHE [V] [Raoul] (25 Sep 1274-22 Mar 1343).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 25 Sep 1274 of “Rodulphus filius Amedei domini et comitis Novi Castri[166].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted “castrum...Novum Castrum et villam ipsius castri” to “Rolinus dominus Novi Castri filius quondam Amedei domini de Novo Castro” and enfeoffed it to “Johanni de Cabilone domino de Arlato fratri et fideli nostro” by dated 13 Sep 1288[167].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[168]Comte de Neuchâtel.  The testament of “Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Loys mom fil chevalier...Margarete ma fillie feme de monsi Hugue conte de Boeka” (naming “le conte de Kuibur son mari zay en arrier”) and “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[169].  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 22 Mar 1342 (presumably O.S.) of “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri, maritus domine Elyenor[170]m (contract 18 Oct 1294, 28 Oct 1294) ELEONORE de Savoie-Vaud, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l’Amaury] (-24 Mar 1334).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[171].  The contract of marriage between “Rodolfo Signore di Neufchâtel” and “Eleonora figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 18 Oct 1294[172].  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 24 Mar 1333 (presumably O.S.) of “domina Elienor de Sabaudia domina Novi Castri[173].  Rodolphe [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEANNE de Neuchâtel (3 May 1300-).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 3 May 1300 of “Johanna primogenita Rodolphi domini Novi Castri[174]

b)         CATHERINE de Neuchâtel (-after 10 Jun 1359).  A contemporary manuscript records the birth in 1303 of “Katerina filia Rodulphi comitis Novi Castri[175].  Her first marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 4 Jul 1315 under which “Jehanz filz mon seignour Pierre de Suceve chevalier” agreed to hold “le chastel de Champvent...pour Jehan fil cay en arriers Hombert de Champvent escuier...[et] de Katherine sa feme fille dou dit mon seignour Ro.[176].  “Guillaume de Montagny” granted property, with the consent of “Catherine de Neuchâtel sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1331[177].  “Catherine de Neuchâtel, veuve de Guillaume seigneur de Montagny, en qualité de tutrice de ses fils Aymon et Henri” sold property, with the consent of “Rodolphe seigneur de Neuchâtel son père”, by charter dated Oct 1334[178].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[179].  A second testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, names “...ma...suer dame Katherine de Nuefchastel dame de Montjoye...mariey par dues fois[180].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri, Lausannensis diocesis” declared that “Johannes dominus de Chauvent” had granted “castra de Champvans et de la Moute” to “Katherine uxori sue sorori nostre filie...Rodulphi comitis et domini Novi Castri patris nostri” by way of dower, that it reverted to him after his sister died, although it should have gone to “Hugonium de Voufflens domicellum, patrem...domine Margarete de Voufflens uxoris et consortis nostre”, and restored it to the latter, by charter dated 1373[181]m firstly (before 4 Jul 1315) JEAN Seigneur de Champvent, son of HUMBERT Seigneur de Champvent & his wife ---.  m secondly GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montagny, son of -AIMON [III] Seigneur de Montagny & his wife Agnes de Grandson (-[Jun 1331/Oct 1334]).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: a charter dated Aug 1328 records an agreement settling disputes between “Pierre seigneur de Grançon” and “Guillaume seigr de Montagny tant en son nom que...de la Dame Agnes sa mere sœur du dit Sieur de Grançon[182].  

c)         LOUIS (2 Mar 1305-5 Jun 1373, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame)The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 3 May 1300 of “Johanna primogenita Rodolphi domini Novi Castri[183].  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” emancipated “filium nostrum Ludovicum de Novo Castro” and granted him property by charter dated 6 Jul 1325[184].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[185]Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, chooses burial in the church of Neuchâtel Notre-Dame “en la tombe de ma...feme dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon”, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe”, and appoints “mon frere monsegniour Othe segniour de Gransson” as guardian of his infant children[186].  A second testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, includes similar provisions but in addition names “Frene ma filie...mes neps messire Franceys sires de la Sarree...ma...suer dame Katherine de Nuefchastel dame de Montjoye...mariey par dues fois[187].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...” and names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Girard le bastars de Jehan de Noufchastel mon fil...Perreton mere des ditz Jehan et Vuauthier...Johannete ma bastarde...dame Marguerite ma seur dame de Boudry...[188].  The necrology of Neuchâtel records the death 5 Jun 1373 of “dominus Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri[189]m firstly (before 1 Oct 1325) JEANNE de Montfaucon, daughter of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Agnes de Durnes (-[1337]).  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[190].  “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[191].  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[192]m secondly ([27 Apr/25 May]  1343) CATHERINE de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-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[193].  “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[194]m thirdly (contract 1369) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Wufflens, daughter of HUGUES de Wufflens & his wife --- (-after 1403).  The marriage contract between “Louis comte de Neuchâtel” and “Marguerite de Wufflens” is dated 1369[195].  “Son mari le comte Louis de Neuchâtel” granted “la seigneurie de Champvent” to “Marguerite de Wufflens” by charter dated 1370[196].  “Frena filia...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri Lausannensis diocesis, uxor...Egenonis comitis Friburgi in Briscue” confirmed grants made by her father to “domine Margarite de Woufflens uxoris...domini Ludovici patris mei” by charter dated 14 Aug 1372[197].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri, Lausannensis diocesis” declared that “Johannes dominus de Chauvent” had granted “castra de Champvans et de la Moute” to “Katherine uxori sue sorori nostre filie...Rodulphi comitis et domini Novi Castri patris nostri” by way of dower, that it reverted to him after his sister died, although it should have gone to “Hugonium de Voufflens domicellum, patrem...domine Margarete de Voufflens uxoris et consortis nostre”, and restored it to the latter, by charter dated 1373[198].  She married secondly (1374) Jacques de Vergy Seigneur d’Autrey, de Mantoche et d’ArcA charter dated 1378 records the dispute between “Isabelle contesse et dame de Nuefchastel” and “signour Jaques de Vergy signour d’Autrey et...dame Margarite de Voufflens dame de Chanvent” over their inheritance[199]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Louis’s first mistress is not known.  Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Louis’s first mistress is not known.  Mistress (3): PERRETONE, daughter of BOURQUIN de Ravine & his wife ---.  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[200].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perreton mere des ditz Jehan et Vuauthier...[201].  Louis & his first wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN “le Bel” (13 Dec 1334-Semur-en-Brionnais [1 Sep/11 Oct] 1369).  A contemporary manuscript records the birth 13 Dec 1334 of “Johannes filius domini comitis[202].  “Jehan de Nuefchesteal signour de la Marche escuier”, emancipated by “Loys de Nuefchasteal son pere”, summoned “mesire Jehan de Cycons” for incursions into his lands by charter dated 7 Jun 1346[203].  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe”, and appoints “mon frere monsegniour Othe segniour de Gransson” as guardian of his infant children[204].  Seigneur de Vuillafans-le-Neuf.  The marriage contract between “Jehans de Nuefchestel sire de Villanffans le nuef et Jehannate de Falcoigney fille jay dit seignour Henry de Falcoigney seignour de Chastel Hembert et visconte de Visour...Jehanne de Blanmont dame de Maigneres mere a moy Jehannate dessus dite” and “Brum seignour de Ribalpierre” is dated 21 Mar 1363 (O.S.?)[205].  The date of his death is estimated from the charter dated 1 Sep 1369 under which Louis Comte de Neuchâtel granted rights to the inhabitants of Landeron in return for the release of “Jehan de Noufchastel nostre fil” and the charter dated 11 Oct 1369 under which “dame Ysabel de Nuefchastel en la diocese de Lausanne contesse de Nydoe, suer...cay en erriers de...Jehans de Nuefchestel signour de Willafans le nuef, nostre niefz novellement trespesse[206].  He died in one of the prisons of Philippe Duke of Burgundy, as confirmed by a charter dated 17 Apr 1374 relating to compensation payable for the ransom which had been promised[207]m ([1363]) JEANNE de Faucogney, daughter of HENRI de Faucogney Seigneur de Château-Lambert & his wife Jeanne de Blâmont (-[20 Mar/25 Apr] 1373).  The marriage contract between “Jehans de Nuefchestel sire de Villanffans le nuef et Jehannate de Falcoigney fille jay dit seignour Henry de Falcoigney seignour de Chastel Hembert et visconte de Visour...Jehanne de Blanmont dame de Maigneres mere a moy Jehannate dessus dite” and “Brum seignour de Ribalpierre” is dated 21 Mar 1363 (O.S.?)[208].  She married secondly (25 Nov 1369) as his second wife, Henri de Longwy Seigneur de Rahon.  “Ysabel de Nuefchastel contesse de Nydove” and “Jehanne dame de Faucoigney feme deffeu messire Jehan de Nuefchastel, jaidis signour de Vuillafens le nuef, et ores femme de...Henri de Longvi signour de Raon” agreed the dower of the latter from her first marriage by charter dated 5 Oct 1370[209].  Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)       GERARD (-after 27 Nov 1394).  “Loys cons et sires de Nuefchastel” granted property to “Gyrar le bastar de Jehan de Nuefchastel nostre fil” by charter dated 20 Apr 1372[210].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “...Girard le bastars de Jehan de Noufchastel mon fil...”[211].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[212]

ii)         ISABELLE de Neuchâtel (-25 Dec 1395).  A charter dated Mar 1337 (O.S.) relates to the dowry for the marriage of “filium domini Rodulphi comitis et domini de Nydowe” and “Ysabellam...filiam domini Ludovici de Novo Castro[213].  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe[214].  “Isabelle de Neuchâtel” confirmed the grant of property made by “son père” by charter dated 27 Feb 1373[215].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...[216].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, chooses burial “in ecclesia collegiata beate Marie de Novo Castro” and bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[217]m (contract Mar 1338) RODOLPHE [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel, Seigneur de Nidau, son of RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau & his wife ---. 

Louis & his second wife had three children: 

iii)        LOUIS (20 May 1344-18 Nov 1368, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 20 May 1344 of “Ludovicus filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri[218].  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs[219].  “Noster dominus Amedeus comes Sabaudie” granted “castro de Chanvent” to “Ludovicum filium...Ludovici domini comitis Novi Castri” by charter dated 25 Feb 1361[220].  Seigneur de Vers.  The testament of “Ludovicus de Novo Castro dominus de Vers, filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri”, dated 18 Nov 1368, chooses burial “in ecclesia Novi Castri...super tumulum quondam...Katherine de Novo Castro in Burgundia matris mee”, appoints “domino Ludovico patri meo” as his heir and bequeathes property to “Johanni alompno meo...Girardo alumpno domini Johannis fratris mei...[221].  The necrology of Neuchâtel records the death 18 Nov 1368 of “dominus Ludovicus de Novo Castro filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri et domine Katherine[222].  Louis had [one possible illegitimate child by an unknown mistress]: 

(a)       [JEAN .  The testament of “Ludovicus de Novo Castro dominus de Vers, filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri”, dated 18 Nov 1368, bequeathes property to “Johanni alompno meo...Girardo alumpno domini Johannis fratris mei...”[223].  The second named beneficiary is presumably the illegitimate son of the testator’s brother Jean, the use of the word “alumpno” suggesting therefore that the first named beneficiary was the testator’s own illegitimate son.] 

iv)       RODOLPHE (-[1354/59]).  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs[224].  611. 

v)        VARENE (-[10 May 1373/15 Jun 1374]).  A second testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, names “Frene ma filie...”[225].  “Frena filia...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri Lausannensis diocesis, uxor...Egenonis comitis Friburgi in Briscue” confirmed grants made by her father to “domine Margarite de Woufflens uxoris...domini Ludovici patris mei” by charter dated 14 Aug 1372[226].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...”[227].  “Hegon conte de Fribourg en Beriscow” acknowledged a debt to “Perronet de Mont escuer maistre de lostel ma seour dame Ysabel contesse de Nuefchastel” for “les obseques et lenterrement de ma...feme Frene” by charter dated 15 Jun 1374[228].  Her son succeeded his maternal aunt as Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel in 1395.  m (before 21 Oct 1360) EGINO [III] Graf von Freiburg, son of KONRAD [III] Graf von Freiburg & his first wife Catherine de Lorraine (-[7 May/3 Sep] 1385). 

Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

vi)        MARGUERITE .  “Louis comte de Neuchâtel” granted “[le] fief...de Jean d’Epagnier” to “Marguerite sa bâtarde” by charter dated 20 Aug 1364[229].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[230]m PERRENET de Mont, son of ---.  “Hegon conte de Fribourg en Beriscow” acknowledged a debt to “Perronet de Mont escuer maistre de lostel ma seour dame Ysabel contesse de Nuefchastel” for “les obseques et lenterrement de ma...feme Frene” by charter dated 15 Jun 1374[231]

Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

vii)       JEANNE .  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[232].  It is assumed that Jeanne was older than her two half-brothers as the mother of the latter is named in the testament, indicating a continuing relationship between her and their father. 

Louis had two illegitimate children by Mistress (3): 

viii)      JEAN .  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[233].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[234]

ix)        GAUTHIER .  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[235].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[236]

d)         MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel (-22 Aug, 1382 or after).  The marriage contract between “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri...Margarita filia nostra” and “Hartmannus comes de Kiburg, lantgravius Burgundie” is dated 2 May 1319[237].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[238].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis which names “soceri sui Rudolfi comitis de Novocastro”, in relation to “Hartmannus[239].  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” granted property to “Hugo comes de Boeka” in consideration of his marriage to “dominam Margaretam de Novo Castro...filiam nostram” by charter dated 10 Jan 1337[240].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri” sold property to “sorori nostre...Marguerite de Novo Castro comitisse de Boeka” by charter dated 20 May 1343[241].  Dame de Boudry.  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe[242].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “XI Kal Sep” of “Frouw Margret von Buochegg[243]m firstly (contract Freiburg 2 May 1319, before 17 Jul 1319) HARTMANN [II] Graf von Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [I] Graf von Kiburg [Habsburg] & his wife Elisabeth von Freiburg (-murdered Schloß Thun 31 Oct 1322).  m secondly (contract 10 Jan 1337) HUGO Graf von Buchegg, son of HEIRICH Graf von Buchegg & his wife Adelheid von Strassberg (-20 May 1347).  . 

2.         GUILLEMETTE (-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[244].  Ctss de Montbéliard.  “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[245].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathed 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[246]m (contract 15 May 1282) 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). 

3.         ALEXIE (-after Jun 1329).  “Domina Alexia de Novo Castro relicta...domini Ulrici militis quondam domini de Porta” declared that “dominus Berchtoldus miles et Rollinus filius noster domicellus condomini de Porta” had guaranteed her revenue from her dowry received from “Rudolfo comite et domino Novi Castri...fratre nostro” by charter dated Jun 1329[247]m as his second wife, ULRIC Seigneur de Thorberg, son of --- (-before Jun 1329). 

4.         MARGUERITE (-before 2 Apr 1334).  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” confirmed his donation to the convent of la Maigrauge after the death of “domine Margarete quondam sororis nostre, monialis et abatisse dicte Macreogie” by charter dated 2 Apr 1334[248].  Abbess of Maigrauge. 

5.         SIBYLLE (-after 5 Mar 1338).  The testament of “Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[249]

6.         AGNES (-after 29 Jan 1344).  A charter dated 9 Oct 1292 relates to a pension granted by “Novi Castri...Rodulphi domini...et Jordana domina...” for “Agnete sorore predicti Rodulphi” on her reception as a nun at Sauvement[250].  The testament of “Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[251].  “Angnel de Nuefchastel nongne dou Salvement en la dyocese de Besancon” acknowledged receipt of revenue from “mon...nevour monseignour Loy seignour de Nuefchastel”, due under the testament of his father, by charter dated 29 Jan 1343 (O.S.)[252]

7.         NICOLE (-after 5 Mar 1338).  The testament of “Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[253].  Nun at Baume. 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES [de NEUCHÂTEL] SEIGNEURS de NIDAU

 

 

 

RODOLPHE [I] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his first wife Gertrud --- (-[25 Nov 1255/14 Mar 1257]).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[254].  “Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[255].  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[256]Comte de Neuchâtel.  “R. comitem de Thiresten” reached agreement with the abbey of Frienisberg relating to certain property by charter dated to [1230], witnessed by “…R. comes Novi castri…[257].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234, witnessed by “Hermannus comes junior de Froburg…[258].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[259].  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstadt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[260].  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[261].  “Domini Henrici Nüvenburg prepositi Solodorensis” donated property to the monastery of Gottstadt, for the soul of “domini Rodulphi de Nuwenburg comitis fratris sui pie recordationis”, by charter dated 14 Mar 1257[262]

m firstly BERTHA de Granges, daughter of --- (-after 1225).  “Domina Bertha de Granges uxor domini Rodolphi comitis de Novocastro” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “predicto R. comite viro suo”, by charter dated 1225[263]

m secondly RICHENZA, daughter of --- (-after 11 Nov 1267).  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstadt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[264].  “Rikenza relicta Rodolfi comitis Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii nostri Ruodolfi”, by charter dated 1263[265].  “Richenza comitissa Novicastri uxor quondam Rodulfi comitis castri prefati” donated property “in villa de Anes” to Erlach, in the presence of “filia nostra ---domina quondam de Rapolsten...”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1267[266]

Rodolphe & his second wife had two children: 

1.         RODOLPHE [II] (-[10 Jul 1308/23 Aug 1309]).  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstadt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[267]Seigneur de Nidau.  A charter dated 1 Apr 1277 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres eius condominos Novi Castri” and “Rodolfum dominum Nidoe[268]m ---.  The name of Rodolphe’s wife is not known.  Rodolphe [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RODOLPHE [III] (-killed in battle Laupen 1339)Seigneur de Nidaum as her first husband, VERENA de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIEBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1372).  She married secondly Johann [II] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg.  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[269].  Rodolphe [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE [IV] de Nidau (-killed in battle Bueren 1375)Comte de Neuchâtel, Seigneur de NidauRodulphus comes Novi Castri dominus de Nydova” granted “castrum nostrum Nydouwa” as a fief to “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri...socer noster” by charter dated 1350[270].  “Graf Peter von Arberg” sold “burg und stadt zu Arberg” to “graf Rudolph von Neuenburg graf und herr zu Nidau und zu Froburg” and appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel “unser graf Peters vetter und unsern graf Rudolphs schwäher” as arbitrator to settle any disputes between them by charter dated 3 Jun 1367[271].  The testament of “graff Rudolf von Nuwenburg graf und herre ze Nydow und ze Froburg”, dated 15 Apr 1368, bequeathes property to “Elisabethan von Nuwenburg unsern...wibe[272]m (contract Mar 1338) ISABELLE de Neuchâtel, daughter of LOUIS Comte de Neuchâtel & his first wife Jeanne de Montfaucon (-25 Dec 1395, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame).  A charter dated Mar 1337 (O.S.) relates to the dowry for the marriage of “filium domini Rodulphi comitis et domini de Nydowe” and “Ysabellam...filiam domini Ludovici de Novo Castro[273].  “Isabelle de Neuchâtel” confirmed the grant of property made by “son père” by charter dated 27 Feb 1373[274].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, chooses burial “in ecclesia collegiata beate Marie de Novo Castro” and bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[275]

ii)         ANNE (-[31 May] ----).  1347/1400.  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “II Kal Jun” of “Frouw Anna gräfin von Kiburg[276], although it is not known whether this entry refers to Anna wife of Graf Hartmann III.  m (before 16 Nov 1356) HARTMANN [III] von Kiburg, son of EBERHARD [II] Graf von Kiburg & his wife Anastasia von Signau (-29 Mar 1377).  He succeeded in [1360] as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy. 

2.         daughter (-after 11 Nov 1267).  Her parentage is confirmed by the following document: “Richenza comitissa Novicastri uxor quondam Rodulfi comitis castri prefati” donated property “in villa de Anes” to Erlach, in the presence of “filia nostra ---domina quondam de Rapolsten...”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1267[277].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m ULRICH [II] Herr von Rappoltstein, son of EGENOLF Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife --- (-[16 Aug 1259/10 Oct 1262]). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von STRASSBERG

 

 

BERTHOLD de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his [first/second] wife [Gertrud---/Jolanthe von Urach] (-before 14 Mar 1273).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[278].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[279].  Seigneur de Valangin.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[280]Herr von Strassberg.  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[281]

m ---.  The name of Berthold’s wife is not known. 

Berthold [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         BERTHOLD [II] (-[1285]).  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[282].  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[283]m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Ochsenstein, daughter of OTTO [III] von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg (-17 May 1314).  She married secondly Rudolf II Markgraf von Baden.  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that “relictam comitis de Strasberg, sororem Ottonis de Ohsenstein, consobrinam regis [Alberti]” married “Rudolfo marchioni…de Baden[284].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted “castrum Mulenberg” to “Rudolfus Marchio de Baden junior, nobili femine Adelheydi sue uxori…sororis nostre de Ohsenstein filie” by charter dated 1287, witnessed by “Hesso Marchio de Baden, Eberh. de Catzenellenboge comes[285].  “Rudolf…der alte Marggrave von Baden” donated property to Kloster Lichtenthal, naming “Guten unser…frowen und unser swiger frowen Adelheit von Ohsenstein…Frideriches und Rudolfes unsers bruders sünen der Marggrave von Baden”, by charter dated 1306[286]Adelheidis dicta de Ochsenstein...marchionissa senior de Baden” donated “curiam...in Willreto “claustro dominarum de Lucida Valle”, with the consent of [her son-in-law] “Rudolphi...marchionis senioris de Baden filiastri nostri” at the request of “dominæ Adelhaidis socrus nostræ predictæ”, by charter dated 1311[287].  Berthold [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         OTTO von Strassberg (-[1315/18]).  “Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “...unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager...”, by charter dated 1309[288]m MARGARETA von Freiburg, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Freiburg & his wife Anna von Wartenberg (-after 1329).  “Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[289].  Otto & his wife had children: 

i)          IMER von Strassberg (-3 May 1364).  “Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[290]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Imer’s wife has not been identified.  Imer & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ELISABETH von Strassberg (-Jul 1352)m as his second wife, OTTO Markgraf von Hachberg, son of RUDOLF Markgraf von Hachberg & his wife Benedikta [Agnes] de Rothelin (-after 18 Mar 1382). 

b)         BERTHOLD von Strassberg (-before 27 Apr 1320).  “Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “...unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager...”, by charter dated 1309[291].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[292]

c)         LUDWIG von Strassberg .  Cantor at Strasbourg: “Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[293]

d)         JUTTA von Strassberg (-27 Mar 1327, bur Lichtenthal).  “Rudolf…der alte Marggrave von Baden” donated property to Kloster Lichtenthal, naming “Guten unser…frowen und unser swiger frowen Adelheit von Ohsenstein…Frideriches und Rudolfes unsers bruders sünen der Marggrave von Baden”, by charter dated 1306[294].  “Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “unsern Oheime Herrn Heinriche von Eberstein, Margrave Fridrichen und Margrave Rudolfen Gebrüder, und unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager und Otten von Ohsenstein...”, by charter dated 1309[295].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[296]m (before Mar 1306) RUDOLF III Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-2 Feb 1332, bur Lichtenthal). 

e)         [ADELHEID von Strassberg (-after 1 May 1321).  The primary source which confirms Adelheid’s parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that she was the daughter of Berthold [II].  “Markgraf Heinrich von Hachberg und Graf Egen von Fürstenberg” confirmed that “ihrer beide Söhne Markgraf Rudolf Commenthur zu Rheinfelden und Graf Egeno Commenthur zu Villingen” had sold property to “Frau Adelheit Gräfin zu Strasperg, Herrn Walters von Horburg Gemahlin” by charter dated 1321, after 1 May[297]m WALTER Herr von Horburg, son of BURCHARD Herr von Horburg & his wife --- (-before 14 Oct 1329).] 

2.         HEINRICH .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[298]

3.         OTTO (-after 25 Sep 1273).  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[299]

4.         ADELHEID .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[300]m HEINRICH Graf von Buchegg, son of PETER Graf von Buchegg & his wife --- (-after 13 Dec 1278). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG et de VALANGIN

 

 

ULRIC de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his [first/second] wife [Gertrud---/Jolanthe von Urach] (-[20 Sep 1276/1279]).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[301].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[302]Seigneur d’Arberg.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[303].  “Ulricus dominus de Arberc” issued a charter dated 1 Mar 1249 concerning a dispute between Kloster Frienisberg and “Chuononem civem de Mureto dictum de Capella”, naming “R. comite Novicastri fratre meo[304].  “Uldricus dominus de Arcuncie et de Alberc” swore homage to “Petro de Sabaudia” by charter dated 1251, before 2 Jun[305].  A charter dated 20 Sep 1276 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres suos condominos Novi Castri” and “Wulliermum de Arber domicellum...fratres dicto Wulliermo”, with the consent of “Ulricus dominus de Arber pater ipsius Willermi[306]

m AGNES de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [III] Comte de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] & his wife Alix de Ferrette [Pfirt].  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[307]

Ulric & his wife had five children: 

1.         GUILLAUME d’Arberg (-[1324]).  A charter dated 20 Sep 1276 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres suos condominos Novi Castri” and “Wulliermum de Arber domicellum...fratres dicto Wulliermo”, with the consent of “Ulricus dominus de Arber pater ipsius Willermi[308]Seigneur d’Arberg.  A charter dated 5 Aug 1290 records an alliance between “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and the communes of Neuchâtel and Freiburg against “Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Valangins et fratres eorum[309].  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[310]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         AGNES d’Arberg (-before 1345).  The marriage contract of “Wilhelm Herr von Arberg...seine Tochter Agnes” and “Hern Walraven von T., Ritter, Sohn Hern Ulrichs Grafen von T” is dated 11 Oct 1320[311].  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.”[312]m (contract 11 Oct 1320) WALRAM [II] Graf von Thierstein, son of ULRICH [II] Graf von Thierstein & his wife --- (-before 1356). 

b)         PIERRE d’Arberg (-1368/72])Comte d’Arberg.  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.”[313].  “Graf Peter von Arberg” sold “burg und stadt zu Arberg” to “graf Rudolph von Neuenburg graf und herr zu Nidau und zu Froburg” and appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel “unser graf Peters vetter und unsern graf Rudolphs schwäher” as arbitrator to settle any disputes between them by charter dated 3 Jun 1367[314]m (before 9 Oct 1350) LUQUETTE de Gruyère, daughter of PIERRE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Marguerite de Corbières (-17 Nov, after 1375).  The necrology of Humilimont records the death “XV Kal Dec” of “dne Luquete de Gryeria dne de Arbech” and her donation to the abbey[315]

2.         JEAN d’Arberg (-after 3 Mar 1332).  Seigneur de Valangin.  A charter dated 5 Aug 1290 records an alliance between “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and the communes of Neuchâtel and Freiburg against “Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Valangins et fratres eorum[316].  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[317].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and “Johannes de Harber condominus de Valengins...et Thetrico fratremeo” agreed arbitrators to settle disputes by charter dated Jan 1294[318].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[319].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[320].  “Jehan dArberg sire de Vaulengin” declared his rights in properties by charter dated 3 Mar 1331 (O.S.)[321]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERARD d’Arberg (-[12 Mar/26 Aug] 1339).  Seigneur de Valangin.  A charter dated 5 Feb 1336 records the settlement of disputes between “Rodulphum comitem et dominum Novi Castri...dominum Ludovicum eius filium, Girardum de Arber dominum de Vaulengins” and “Petrum dominum Grandissoni...dominum Otthonem eius filium”, which recalls event at the time of “mortis domini Johannis patris dicti Girardi[322].  By charter dated 12 Mar 1338 (O.S.) “Henric cons de Montbeliart sires de Montfacon”, having exchanged Roches for Valangin with Louis Comte de Neuchâtel, instructed “Girard dArberg seignour de Valengins” to swear homage to Comte Louis[323]m as her first husband, URSULA von Hasenburg, daughter of MARQUARD von Hasenburg & his wife ---.  Otto Duke of Austria permitted “Marquart von Hasenburg” to grant Hasenburg and “Willisowe” to “Urseln siner Tochter” by charter dated 15 Sep 1330[324].  “Walther von Arberg Probst ze Munster in Grendval” acknowledged the rights of “mines Bruder Kinden und ze miner Swester, Fro Ursulen, mines Bruder...Graf Gerhartz Husfrovwe” by charter dated 26 Aug 1339[325].  She married secondly Heinrich Graf von Nellenburg.  “Ursule von Hasenburg...frouwe graf Heinrichs von Nellenburg, burgerin ze Zofingen” granted “ir grafschaft ze Willisouwa” to “graf Johans von Valenginz ir sones” by charter dated 28 Sep 1364[326].  Gérard & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN d’Arberg (-1383)Seigneur de Valangin.  “Johannes de Arberg domicellus dominus de Vaulengyn” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “Ludovici domini et comitis Novi Castri advunculi mei”, for the soul of “Girardi quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1351[327]

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ii)         JORDANE d’Arberg (-after 16 May 1377).  “Henmann vom Huss von Ysenheim ritter” renounced his rights over Willisau and Azuel which he held from “fro Jordana min wirtin...von fro Ursullen von Hasenburg ir...muter” in favour of “graff Johansen von Arberg unserm...bruder unn swager” by charter dated 10 May 1377[328].  “Jordana von Arberg, Henmans vom Hus...wirtin” sold her rights to Hasenburg and Willisau inherited from “unser...mutter Ursellen...von Hasenburg” by charter dated 16 May 1377[329]m HENMANN vom Huss von Isenheim, son of --- (-after 16 May 1377). 

b)         GAUTHIER d’Arberg (-1349).  “Walther von Arberg Probst ze Munster in Grendval” acknowledged the rights of “mines Bruder Kinden und ze miner Swester, Fro Ursulen, mines Bruder...Graf Gerhartz Husfrovwe” by charter dated 26 Aug 1339[330]

c)         ISABELLE d’Arberg (-before Aug 1359).  A charter dated 17 Nov 1366 records the arbitration settling disputes between “Johannem comitem et dominum de Vaulangins” and “Johannem comitem Gruerie dominum de Montsalvens militem” over demands made by the former from the latter “cum domina Ysabella de Vaulangins olim consors prefati domini de Montsalvens awuncula mea” relating to the dowry of the last named[331]m as his first wife, JEAN Comte de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE de Gruyère & his wife Contesson --- (-16 Jan or 12 Feb [1369/71]). 

d)         daughter .  “Walther...abbet ze Engelberg” agreed with “Graven Johanse von Arberg” to receive “zwein jungvrowen sinen tochtren --- dien jungesten” in the convent by charter dated 25 Jun 1323[332]

e)         daughter .  “Walther...abbet ze Engelberg” agreed with “Graven Johanse von Arberg” to receive “zwein jungvrowen sinen tochtren --- dien jungesten” in the convent by charter dated 25 Jun 1323[333]

3.         ULRIC d’Arberg (-after 21 Oct 1299).  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[334].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[335].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[336]

4.         THIERRY d’Arberg (-after 21 Oct 1299).  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[337].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and “Johannes de Harber condominus de Valengins...et Thetrico fratre meo” agreed arbitrators to settle disputes by charter dated Jan 1294[338].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[339].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[340]

5.         PIERRE d’Arberg (-after 14 Aug 1296).  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[341]

 

 

JEAN d’Arberg, son of GERARD d’Arberg & his wife Ursula von Hasenburg (-1383)Seigneur de Valangin.  “Johannes de Arberg domicellus dominus de Vaulengyn” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “Ludovici domini et comitis Novi Castri advunculi mei”, for the soul of “Girardi quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1351[342].  “Ursule von Hasenburg...frouwe graf Heinrichs von Nellenburg, burgerin ze Zofingen” granted “ir grafschaft ze Willisouwa” to “graf Johans von Valenginz ir sones” by charter dated 28 Sep 1364[343]

m (contract 12 May 1355) MATHILDE de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his first wife Jeanne de Chalon (-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[344].  “Gräfin Maha geborn von Nuwenburg” opened her fortress Willisau to the troops of Leopold Duke of Austria, by charter dated 7 Jul 1386[345].  “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[346]

Jean & his wife had three children: 

1.         BERNARD d’Arberg (-after 6 Feb 1382).  The marriage contract of “graffe Johans von Arberg herre ze Vallesis...Janaten unser tochter” and “herrn Otton von Stouffen” is dated 6 Feb 1382 and names “graffe Bedrnhart unser...Joihans sun[347]

2.         GUILLAUME d’Arberg .  “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[348].  The testament of “Guillaume comte d’Arberg et de Valangin”, dated 3 Jul 1427, named “Jean de Neufchâtel seigneur de Montaigu et Amanco, son...frère, Thiébaud seigneur de Neufchâtel et de Châtel-sur-Moselle, Guillaume de Grandson seigneur de Pesmes, ses neveus” as executors and guardians of “son fils Jean d’Arberg[349]

-        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG, SEIGNEURS de VALANGIN[350]

3.         JEANNE d’Arberg .  The marriage contract of “graffe Johans von Arberg herre ze Vallesis...Janaten unser tochter” and “herrn Otton von Stouffen” is dated 6 Feb 1382[351]m (contract 6 Feb 1382) OTTO von Staufen, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    VAUD & VALAIS

 

 

The ecclesiastical diocese of Lausanne (pagus Ultrajuranus) included three distinct counties during the rule of the Rudolfian kings of Burgundy, the county of Vaud (comitatus Waldensis), the county of Avenches or Vully (comitatus Vuisliancensis) and the county of Bargen (comitatus Bargensis)[352].  Hisely sketches the territorial limits of the early county of Vaud and suggests that it included all the territory north of Lake Geneva as far as Lake Neuchâtel, west of the river Sarine (Saane), including the “Hochgau” or Ogo in which the county of Gruyère later evolved[353].  “Comitatu Waldense” is first named in a charter of Emperor Karl III dated 885[354].  The cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that Henri Bishop of Lausanne, who was ordained in 985 and was bishop for 25 years, acquired “comitatum Waldense” from “domino imperatore Henrico” [Emperor Heinrich II][355]

 

The county of Valais was held by the bishop of Sion: Rudolf III King of Burgundy granted “comitatum Vallensem” to “Hugonis Sedunensis ecclesie episcopus” by charter dated 999[356].  The only separate family of counts so far identified in Valais were the comtes de Granges, who appear briefly in the second half of the 12th century. 

 

 

A.      COMTES [de VAUD]

 

 

The counties of Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I], named below, are not specified in the charter in which they are named.  However, the association of the brothers Lambert [II] and Adalbert [II] (see below) with Vaud suggests that the earlier Lambert and Adalbert were their predecessors in Vaud.  Charrière indicates that the names Lambert and Adalbert were not “germaniques” and suggests that, “d’origine lombarde ou italienne”, their ancestors may have arrived in Burgundy during the reign of King Rudolf II who was also briefly king of Italy (between 923 and 925, see the document BURGUNDY KINGS)[357].  The names Lambert and Adalbert are found among the northern Italian nobility in the 10th century (see the documents NORTHERN ITALY (1) and CENTRAL ITALY).  However, they are also widely found in many other parts of the Carolingian empire: two prominent examples are Lambert [de Dijon] Comte de Chalon (see BURGUNDY DUCHY-BEAUNE & CHALON) and Lambert [di Spoleto] Comte de Nantes (BRITTANY NOBILITY-NANTES, PORHOET, RENNES), while both names feature many times among the lesser nobility who are named in Cluny charters. 

 

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] (-after Oct 993)Comte [de Vaud?].  “Rodulfus rex...Lambertus comes, Borchardus comes, Adalbertus comes...” witnessed the charter dated 993 (after 19 Oct) which recorded the election of Odilo as abbot of Cluny[358].  [“Sigismundus” donated “hereditatem quam Lambertus comes michi dedit in villa…Belmedense…in comitatu Waldense”, and land “quos dedit michi Adalbertus marchio”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sigismundo et Umberto”, by charter dated 1013 or [20 Oct 1011/19 Oct 1012 (“1013, anno XIX regnante Rodulfo rege”)[359].  The reference to “Adalbertus marchio” suggests that this document refers to Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I].] 

 

2.         ADALBERT [I] (-after Oct 993)Comte [de Vaud?].  “Rodulfus rex...Lambertus comes, Borchardus comes, Adalbertus comes...” witnessed the charter dated 993 (after 19 Oct) which recorded the election of Odilo as abbot of Cluny[360].  The document specifies no family relationship between Lambert and Adalbert, although the later existence of the brothers Lambert [II] and Adalbert (see below) suggests that Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I] may both have been earlier members of the same family.  same person as...?  ADALBERT (-after Jun 1001).  Marchio.  A charter dated Jun [1001] (“regnante Ruodulfo rege, anno octavo”) records the presence of “Adalberti marchionis, seu Rodulfi, advocati, in villa Urbe[...Orba]” when “Fredoinus” donated land “in villa Banningis”, which he could not retain “propter inimicitias filiorum Walcherii comitis”, to Romainmôtier[361].  “Comte Gaucher” in this document has not been identified.  [“Sigismundus” donated “hereditatem quam Lambertus comes michi dedit in villa…Belmedense…in comitatu Waldense”, and land “quos dedit michi Adalbertus marchio”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sigismundo et Umberto”, by charter dated 1013 or [20 Oct 1011/19 Oct 1012 (“1013, anno XIX regnante Rodulfo rege”)[362].  The reference to “Adalbertus marchio” suggests that this document refers to Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I].]  same person as...?  ADALBERT (-after [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003]).  Comte Palatin: “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “senioris mei Amalrici atque...patris mei hac matris meæ atque avunculi mei Tedoni”, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S.) (“anno tertio regnante Rodulfo rege”)[363], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “Adalbertus comes palacii regis...Manassæus comes, Rotbertus nepos eius, Rodulfus advocatus, Amalricus comes et fratres eius Adalgaudus, Cono, Leuto; Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus; Willingus, Loslenus, Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi, Rotbertus et frater eius Vuitbertus, filii Amalrici, Witbertus et frater eius Dodo, filii Vuinisii; Adalbertus iudex, Boroardus et fratres eius Vuido et Hugo, filii Teotaldi; Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus; Maynerius, Vdulricus, filius Vuilerii[364]

 

 

1.         TEUDOIN, son of --- (-after 1009)Comte [de Vaud]: King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[365].  “Teudonis comitis” subscribed a charter of the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune dated 1002[366].  He was banished and his property confiscated in 1009[367]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  If the reference to the banishment of Comte Teudoin in 1009 is correct (see above), it is likely that Comte Lambert [II] was his successor.  The name order of witnesses in the [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted below suggests that at that time Lambert was the next most powerful noble in the county after Teudoin.  The document, however, specifies no family relationship between them, in contrast to the relationship specified between Lambert and his brother.  Gingins-La-Sarraz identifies Comte Lambert [II] with Lambert [de Grandson][368].  From a chronological point of view, this suggestion is unlikely to be correct: Comte Lambert is named between [1001/02] and 1018, whereas the sons of Lambert de Grandson survived well into the 12th century.  Charrière names “Adalbert et Lambert auteurs de deux branches de [la] famille [de Grandson]” as sons of Lambert [II][369].  A close relationship between the two families is suggested by the names Lambert and Adalbert (Comte Lambert [II]’s brother, see below) also being used in the Grandson family.  It appears reasonable to suppose that Lambert de Grandson and Adalbert de Grandson were Comte Lambert’s sons or grandsons. 

 

1.         LAMBERT [II] (-after 4 Mar 1023).  King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[370].  The absence of the comital title applied to Lambert in this document suggests that he was a different person from Lambert [I] (see above).  Comte [de Vaud]: “Anselmo episcopo, Lamberto comite, Willingo, Rodulfo, Bertaldo, Udolrico et Adalberto” witnessed the charter dated [20 Oct 1009/19 Oct 1010] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy donated property to Romainmôtier[371].  [Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Lambert “dernier comte laïque du Pays-de-Vaud”, having fallen into disgrace, was deprived of his county by Rudolf III King of Burgundy who invested the bishops of Lausanne as comtes de Vaud in 1011 (no source cited)[372].  The later references to Lambert as “comes” (see below) suggests some uncertainty about the dating of this event.  Another possibility is that Lambert’s supposed banishment has been confused with the banishment of Lambert’s supposed predecessor, Comte Teudoin, which, as suggested above occurred in 1009.]  “Domni Umberti comes, Lambertus comes, Adalbertus…” witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1018 under which “Ratcherius” confirmed a donation to “Sancti Petri Romani monasterio” made by “Marinus presbiter[373].  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui, Odulrici, Lanberti filii Lanberti, Rodulfi...[374].  It is curious that Lambert was still accorded the title “comes” in these documents if he had been deprived of his county in 1011 as indicated above.  Charrière suggests that Lambert was “comte d’un autre comté que celui de Vaud, du comté voisin de Warasch [Avenches or Vully, see the introduction above], par exemple[375].  This suggestion appears supported by the 16 Apr 1028 charter, quoted below under Lambert’s possible daughter Ermenburge, which records that King Rudolf III granted property “...in comitatu Guaraschensi” to Lambert.  m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  Lambert [II] & his wife had [two children]: 

a)         [LAMBERT .  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui, Odulrici, Lanberti filii Lanberti, Rodulfi...[376].  It is not specified in this document that the father of the second Lambert was “Lanberti comitis”.] 

b)         [ERMENBURGE (-26 Oct ----, after 16 Apr 1028).  Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed the donation of “medietatem ecclesiæ S. Gorgonii in villa…Albonna in episcopate Vesontiensi, in comitatu Guaraschensi” and other property which “Lambertus pater eius” had accepted from the king, by “Hermenburgæ nobiliori schrinæ ortæ” whom “Umberto” had married, by charter dated 16 Apr 1028[377].  Ermenburge’s father has not been identified with certainty.  He is not called “comes” in the 16 Apr 1028 charter, which suggests that he may have been Lambert [II] if it is correct as suggested above that he was deprived of his county.  No indication has been found about how many years Humbert [II] survived after 971, but the chronology of the couple’s children suggests that he must have been young in 971.  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Oct “E” of “Ermenburgis mater Hugonis Bisuntiensis Archeip.[378]m HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Salins, son of HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de Salins [Mâcon] & his wife [Wandelmodis ---] (-25 Jul, after Jan 971, bur Besançon Saint-Paul).] 

2.         ADALBERT [II] (-after 4 Mar 1023).  King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[379].  [“Domni Umberti comes, Lambertus comes, Adalbertus…” witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1018 under which “Ratcherius” confirmed a donation to “Sancti Petri Romani monasterio” made by “Marinus presbiter[380].  The name order suggests that Adalbert may have been the same person as Adalbert named with Lambert in the [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter.]  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui...[381]

 

 

 

B.      BARONS de VAUD (SAVOIE)

 

 

LOUIS [I] de Savoie, son of THOMAS [II] Conte [Marchese] del Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1254]-[10 Jan 1302/27 Apr 1303], maybe 8 Jan 1303).  A second testament of “Beatrix relicta…Dom. Reymundi Berengarii comitis provinciæ”, dated 22 Feb 1264, adds bequests to “Thomam Amedeum et Ludovicum filios quondam Dom. Thome fratris mei…Alienore filie predicti comitis Thome…[382].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[383], Comte Louis was born in Oct 1250 but, for the same reasons as cited in relation to the birth of his older brother Thomas (see the document SAVOY), this date looks unlikely.  Baron de Vaud, Seigneur de Moudon, de Romont, de Rue, de Contrey, de Saillon, de Nyon et d’Aubon in 1286, accorded him by his brother Amédée V Comte de Savoie to assure his acceptance of the latter’s accession as Count[384].  “Lois de Savoie Sire de Waut” agreed peace with the town of Fribourg by charter dated 1292[385].  “Ludovicus de Sabaudia dominus Vaudi” sold the village of “Forel iuxta Savignietum” to the bishop of Lausanne[386].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” made at Naples 10 Jan 1301 chooses his burial “nella Chiesa di S Pietro dell’Ara di Napoli”, appoints “Ludovico di Lui figlio primogenito” or in default “Pietro alto suo figlio Giuniore, e di Lui fratello uterino”, and makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…di Lui Consorte Isabella”, referring to the possibility of a posthumous child born from his wife[387].  He died before 27 Apr 1303, the date of the contract of marriage between “Pietro di Grançon Nipote d’Ottone Signore di Grançon” and “Bianca figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud[388].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 8 Jan of “d. Ludouicus de Sabaudia” and his donation of revenue from “Cletis…[et] Niudini[389]

m firstly ADELINE de Lorraine, daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg (1251 or before-before 1278).  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[390].  She is not named by Poull[391].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly (1278) as her second husband, JEANNE de Montfort, widow of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez [Albon], daughter of PHILIPPE II de Montfort-l’Amaury Seigneur de Castres et de la Ferté-Alais & his wife Jeanne de Lévis ([1255/60]-1300).  The court of Lyon confirmed the guardianship of “Gioanni figlio pupillo di Guidone Conte di Forest” naming “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Madre del detto Gioanni” and her second marriage with “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud fratello del Conte Amedeo” by charter dated 23 Jun 1283[392].  The testament of “dominæ Joannæ de Monteforti quondam comitissæ Forensis, uxorisque quondam…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” dated Nov 1293 chooses her burial “in cimiterio Fratrum Minorum Montisbrisonis” and makes bequests to “a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora, Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…a Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[393].  She is not named in the agreement dated 15 May 1295 which records the partition of property between her brother and sisters[394], which suggests that she may have died before that date. 

m thirdly (contract 1 May 1301) as her third husband, ISABELLE d’Aulnay, widow firstly of BALDONE Signore di Seminara, and secondly of ROBERT de Sauriac, Grand Seneschal of the Kingdom of Sicily, daughter of --- d’Aulnay & his wife --- (-30 Oct 1341).  Della Marra records Isabelle as sister of Robert d’Aulnay (without naming their parents) as well as her three marriages[395].  The primary sources which confirm this information have not been verified.  “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” granted “Isabella d’Aulnai sua Consorte” the castle of Iverdun in the diocese of Lausanne by charter dated 1 May 1301[396].  The contract of marriage between “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Isabella d’Aulnay” is dated 1 May 1301[397].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “…di Lui Consorte Isabella”, referring to the possibility of a posthumous child born from his wife[398]

Baron Louis & his first wife had one child:

1.         LAURE de Savoie (before 1278-1334).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (after 1324) as his third wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his wife Jeanne de Montfort ([1275/76]-3 Jul 1334). 

Baron Louis & his second wife had ten children:

2.         ISABELLE de Savoie (-[Apr 1289/May 1290]).  The contract of marriage between “Beraldo Signore di Mercoeur” and “Isabella di Savoia figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud di Gioanna di Monfort sua seconda Moglie” is dated 31 Mar 1289[399].  It is assumed that Isabelle was one of her parents’ older children, who died before the birth of her younger sister of the same name.  Betrothed (31 Mar 1289) to BERAUD [VIII] Seigneur de Mercœur, son of BERAUD [VII] Seigneur de Mercœur & his wife Blanche de Salins (-5 Apr 1321).    

3.         MARGUERITE de Savoie (-7 Aug [1313 or 1323], bur Wadgassen).  The contract of marriage between “Gio. di Chalon figlio di Stefano Conte d’Auxerre” and “Margarita figlia primogenita di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated Apr 1293[400].  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[401].  The contract of marriage between “Margarita di Savoia Sorella di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud Vedova di Gio. di annoiri” and “Simone figlio del Conte Gio. di Salbruc” is dated 21 Jun 1309[402].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names his nephew Jean de Saarbrucken and his two sisters[403].  An inscription at Wadgasse, since disappeared, recorded the burial of “daisme Marguerite de Savoie femme Simon de Commercey-Sarburg” who died 6 Aug 1323[404].  Hugo records a monument at Wadgasse recording “Margaretæ à Sabaudia uxoris Simonis de Commerceio, 1313[405]m firstly (contract Apr 1293, 1 Apr 1293) JEAN de Salins Seigneur de Vignory et de Saint-Dizier, son of ETIENNE de Chalon Seigneur de Rouvres [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Jeanne de Vignory, dame de Vignory (-before 1307).  m secondly (contract Vienne 22 May 1309, 21 Jun 1309) SIMON von Saarbrücken, son of JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken [Commercy] & his first wife Mathilde d’Aspremont (-1325).

4.         JEANNE de Savoie (-after 29 Oct 1360).  The contract of marriage between “Guglielmo Signore di Gex” and “Gioanetta figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 5 Feb 1293[406].  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[407].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his sister Jeanne de Savoie dame de Gex[408]m (contract 5 Feb 1293) GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex, son of SIMON de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Léonète de Gex (-after 1310).

5.         LOUIS [II] de Savoie ([1290]-Feb 1349)The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[409]The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 appoints “Ludovico di Lui figlio primogenitor[410].  Her father’s testamentary codicil dated 10 Jan 1301, made in Naples, names his sons Louis and Pierre, his daughters Blanche and Catherine, and the possibility of a child by his wife[411].  He succeeded his father in 1302 as Baron de Vaud.  Elected Senator of Rome 1 Aug 1310, he served until Jul 1312, during which time he defended Rome against the supporters of Robert King of Naples [Anjou-Capet][412].  He renounced all claims to the county of Savoie in 1314 in return for an annual pension of 300 livres and the grant of certain fiefdoms[413].  Comte Amédée V named him Lieutenant General in Canavese, Piemonte in 1322.  He was appointed a member of the Supreme Council of the States of Savoy 1330.  Aymon Comte de Savoie named him as one of the guardians of his minor son Comte Amédée VI under his will 11 Jun 1343[414].  The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 chooses his burial “nell’Abazia, o sia nella Chiesa dell’Abazia d’Altacomba”, names “Ludovico Signore di Vaud suo Padre”, makes bequests “ad Isabella di Challon sua Consorte…Cattarina sua figlia…al conte Guidone di Fore zed a Raimundo suo fratello…ed a Gio. di Salabruschi, ed alle due Sorelle di Lui nipoti alter…a Ludovico di Nevfchâtel, ed alle due Sorelle…a Gioanna di Savoia Signora di Gex sua Sorella, nel caso, che sii in vita, altrimenti a suoi figliuoli…a Beatrice di Savoia Dama di Clermont, o a suoi figliuoli…a suoi Nipoti Ottone di Grançon, e Guglielmo suo fratello, ed alle Loro Sorelle” and appoints “stesso Conte Aymone, Isabella di Challon sua Consorte, li Vescovi di Losana, Geneva, Belley” as his executors[415].  A testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 18 Jan 1349 confirms bequests made to “Isabella di Challon sua Consorte” and refers to the dowry of “Cattarina sua figlia, Moglie del Principe Rodolfo Conte d’Eu e di Guines[416]m (9 Jul 1309) ISABELLE de Chalon Dame de Joigny, de Broyes et de Chavannes, daughter of JEAN [I] de Chalon Seigneur d’Arlay [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Marguerite de Bourgogne [Capet] (-[13 Jun 1352/19 Jun 1359]).  “Gioanni di Challon Signore d’Arlay” and “--- di Savoia Signore di Vaud” agreed to transfer property as part of the dowry of “Isabella di Chalon sua Sorella Moglie di detto Signore di Vaud” dated Feb 1309[417], although “sorella” is presumably an error for “figlia”.  The contract of marriage between “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Isabella figlia di Gio. di Chalon Signore d’Arlai” is dated 9 Jul 1309[418].  A charter dated 9 Jul 1309 confirms the marriage between “Jehans de Chalon sires d’Allay…Ysabel sa fille” and “messires Loys de Savoie sires de Waut”, and also names “l’arcevesque de Besençon, frère doudit Jehan” and “la contesse de La Marche tante de ladite Ysabel[419].  “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” lifted the obligation of “Guglielmo di Montagny suo Nipote” relating to the dowry for “Isabella di Chalon sua Consorte” by charter dated Dec 1332[420].  The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 makes bequests “ad Isabella di Challon sua Consorte…”[421].  A charter dated 10 Mar 1352, under which “Guillermus comes Namurcensis dominus Vuaudi” issued an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between the chapter of Lausanne and “dominum Iohannem condominium Albone militem”, records the intervention of “illustres dominas dominam Ysabellam de Cabilone et dominam Katerinam de Sabaudia eius filiam, conjugem nostrum dominas Waudi” in a certain aspect of the dispute[422] Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” granted rights in her lands to “consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone” by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[423] Baron Louis [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         CATHERINE de Savoie (-18 Jan 1388, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  Her first marriage is confirmed by an agreement dated 22 Jan 1339 between “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Cattarina di Savoia sua figlia Moglie d’Azone Visconti Signore di Milano” relating to the payment of her dowry[424].  The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 makes bequests “…Cattarina sua figlia…[425].  The Chronique des comtes d’Eu, written in 1390, records that “Raoul”, son of “Raoul”, married “madame Catherine de Savoye[426].  The contract of marriage between “Rodolfo d’Eu Conte di Guines” and “Cattarina figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated Dec 1340[427].  The testament of “Cattarina di Savoia Contessa di Guines” dated 6 May 1343 appoints as her heirs, if she has no children, “Isabella di Challon sua Madre e premorando questa, Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud suo Padre”, chooses her burial “nel Convento de’ P. P. Minori di Mion, ove resta sepolto Gio. di Savoia suo fratello”, and names “Conte Rodolfo suo marito[428].  A testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 18 Jan 1349 confirms bequests made to “Isabella di Challon sua Consorte” and refers to the dowry of “Cattarina sua figlia, Moglie del Principe Rodolfo Conte d’Eu e di Guines[429].  Her third marriage is confirmed by an agreement between “Beatrisina di Savoia Vedova di Gaufredo Signore di Clermont” and “Guglielmo Signore di Namur e Cattarina di Savoia sua Consorte figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Mar 1356 which concerns the former’s renunciation of property connected with her dowry[430].  The date of her third marriage is indicated by a charter dated 10 Mar 1352 under which “Guillermus comes Namurcensis dominus Vuaudi” issued an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between the chapter of Lausanne and “dominum Iohannem condominium Albone militem[431] She sold Vaud to Amédée VI Comte de Savoie at Morges 19 Jun 1359 for 160,000 florins[432]m firstly (Milan 1 or 10 Oct 1330) AZZONE Visconti Lord of Milan, son of GALEAZZO I Visconti Lord of Milan & his wife Beatrice d’Este (Ferrara 7 Dec 1302-Milan 16 Aug 1339, bur Milan).  No issue.  m secondly (contract Dec 1340, before 19 Dec 1340[433]) RAOUL [II] de Brienne Comte d’Eu et de Guines, son of RAOUL I de Brienne Comte d’Eu & his wife Jeanne de Mello, dame de Lormes et de Chateau-Chinon (-beheaded Paris 19 Nov 1350).  Connétable de France.  No issue.  m thirdly (before 10 Mar 1352) GUILLAUME I “le Riche” Comte de Namur, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur [Flanders-Dampierre] & his second wife Marie d’Artois [Capet] (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).

b)         JEAN de Savoie (-killed in battle Laupen 21 Jun 1339).  His parentage is confirmed by the contracts of marriage between “Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d’Auxerre” dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[434].  Seigneur de Visieu.  The Narratio de Conflictus Laufensis names “dominus Iohannes filius domini Ludwici de Sabaudia domini Waudi” among those killed at Laupen in 1339[435].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that “filius…comitem Ludewicum de Sabaudia…Rudolfo [comitem Rudolphum de Nidow], Gerhardo [comitem Gerhardum de Waleis]” were killed at the siege of “castrum…Loupen” in 1339 from the context[436]m (contracts 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337, 14 Mar 1329) as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Auxerre dame de Courtenot, daughter of JEAN [II] Comte d’Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur (-11 Oct 1378).  Two contracts of marriage between “Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d’Auxerre” are dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[437].  “Alix de Montbéliard comtesse d’Auxerre” donated revenue to “sa fille Marguerite de Chalon femme de Jean de Savoie” by charter dated 1334[438].  A dispute between “Lodovico di Savoia di Vaud” and “Conte d’Auxeres suo Suocero” concerning the dowry of “Margarita di Savoia sua figlia” was settled by charter dated 8 May 1340[439].  She married secondly Henri de Vienne Seigneur d’Antigny.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

Baron Louis [II] had one possible illegitimate child: 

c)         [BONNE de Savoie (-2 Mar or May 1342).  Bonne [Guta] is named in Europäische Stammtafeln[440] as the legitimate daughter of Louis de Vaud and as wife of the two husbands shown here, but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  She is not named in the 29 Mar 1340 testament of her father[441].  It is unlikely that the wife of Duke Bolko II could have been the legitimate daughter of Louis [II] Baron de Vaud: her son was born in [1322/27] when the legitimate children of Baron Louis must still have been under child-bearing age.  m firstly MATTHIAS Graf von Trenczin, son of --- (-1318).  m secondly ([1321/22]) BOLKO II Duke of Münsterberg, son of BOLKO I Duke of Jauer and Schweidnitz [Piast] & his wife Beatrix von Brandenburg [Askanier] ([1 Feb 1300/1301]-11 Jun 1341).] 

6.         PIERRE de Savoie (-killed in battle Rome 21 Mar 1312).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[442].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 names “Pietro alto suo figlio Giuniore, e di Lui fratello uterino[443].  He was killed recapturing Rome for his brother and Emperor Heinrich VII from supporters of Robert King of Naples [Anjou-Capet]. 

7.         BEATRIX de Savoie (-after 10 Mar 1356)The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[444].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants[445].  Béatrice de Savoie, dame de Clermont was named as a beneficiary under the 29 Mar 1340 testament of her brother Louis II Baron de Vaud[446], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln she died in 1338[447].  An agreement between “Beatrisina di Savoia Vedova di Gaufredo Signore di Clermont” and “Guglielmo Signore di Namur e Cattarina di Savoia sua Consorte figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Mar 1356 concerns her renunciation of property connected with her dowry[448]m (1301) GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Clermont [en Dauphiné], son of AINARD [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Alix de Thoire (-15 Aug 1332). 

8.         ELEONORE de Savoie (-24 Mar 1334).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[449].  The contract of marriage between “Rodolfo Signore di Neufchâtel” and “Eleonora figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 18 Oct 1294[450].  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 24 Mar 1333 (presumably O.S.) of “domina Elienor de Sabaudia domina Novi Castri[451]m (contract 18 Oct 1294, 28 Oct 1294) RODOLPHE [V] Comte et Seigneur de Neufchâtel, son of AMEDEE Seigneur de Neufchâtel & his wife Jordane de La Sarraz dame de Belmont [Grandson] (-22 Mar 1343). 

9.         CATHERINE de Savoie (-1305).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[452].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…”[453]

10.      BLANCHE de Savoie (-after Apr 1323).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[454].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…”[455].  The contract of marriage between “Pietro di Grançon Nipote d’Ottone Signore di Grançon” and “Bianca figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 27 Apr 1303[456].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his nephew Otto de Grandson, Guillaume his brother and his sisters[457]m (contract 27 Apr 1303) [as his second wife,] PIERRE [II] de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont, son of JACQUES de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont & his wife --- (-2 Jul [1343]).  He succeeded his uncle in 1328 as Seigneur de Grandson

11.      GUILLAUME de Savoie (after Nov 1293-).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He is not named in his mother’s Nov 1293 testament so was presumably born after that date[458].  Seigneur de Biolley.  m as her first husband, NICOLE d’Alamant, daughter of GERARD Seigneur d’Alamant & his wife ---.  Her origin, as well as both her marriages, are proved by an agreement between “Umberto di Rossiglione” and “Luigi di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 4 Jul 1344 names “Nicola moglie del medesimo, e figlia di Girardo Signore d’Alamant, e Moglie in prime nozze di Guglielmo di Savoia fratello del sudetto Luigi[459].   She married secondly (before 4 Jul 1344) Umberto di Rossiglione

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    NOBILITY in VAUD & VALAIS

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE

 

 

The castle of Aubonne was situated about 19 kilometres west of Lausanne. in what is today the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, in the valley of the Aubonne river.  The family of the seigneurs d’Aubonne first emerges from the records in the mid-11th century.  The charters quoted below show that, from the early 13th century at least, the seigneurie d’Aubonne was divided between the male members of each succeeding generation of the family, who are all referred to as “condomini/co-seigneurs”.  Guerry co-Seigneur d’Aubonne, head of the senior branch of the family, sold his interests in Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie in 1259.  Beatrix, daughter of Comte Pierre, transferred this interest to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars.  It eventually passed in the early 14th century to Agnes, daughter of Humbert [III], who was the wife of Guillaume Alamandi.  The seigneurie d’Aubonne was the subject of continual disputes between the holders of the various competing sub-divided interests.  In the late 14th century, the interests of the “Alamandi” seigneurs were consolidated in the hands of the comtes de Gruyère, while the younger branch of the original Aubonne family, descended from Jacques [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, younger brother of co-Seigneur Guerry, continued to hold their share.  The friction between the two groups persisted well into the 15th century. 

 

[Three] brothers, parents not known.  The earliest known Comte de Gruyère was also called Turumbert, but no family connection has been established. 

1.         DODON d’Aubonne .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[460], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[461].  “Turumbertus” donated property “in pago Equestrico in villa Balgeello” to Romainmôtier “per manu advocati meo Dooni”, undated but dated by Charrière to first half 11th century, possibly late 10th century[462].  [An undated charter, dated to [1049/1109], records that Romainmôtier granted land “in villa Brucinis…[et] in villa Germaniaco…helemosinam Turumberti fratris Dodoni de Albona[463].  The [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted above suggests that this last charter is misdated, unless it refers to Turumbert [II].] 

2.         TURUMBERT [I] d’Aubonne .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[464], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[465].  “Turumbertus” donated property “in pago Equestrico in villa Balgeello” to Romainmôtier “per manu advocati meo Dooni”, undated but dated by Charrière to first half 11th century, possibly late 10th century[466].  The use of the advocatus suggests that the donor held ecclesiastical office, although the text does not state this.  If this is correct, he was a different person from Turumbert [II].  [An undated charter, dated to [1049/1109], records that Romainmôtier granted land “in villa Brucinis…[et] in villa Germaniaco…helemosinam Turumberti fratris Dodoni de Albona[467].  The [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted above suggests that this last charter is misdated, unless it refers to Turumbert [II].] 

3.         [CONON .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[468], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[469].  The name order suggests that Conon may have been another brother of Dodo and Turumbert.  m ---.  The name of Conon’s wife is not known.  Conon & his wife had one child: 

a)         ULRIC .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[470], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[471]

 

 

1.         TURUMBERT [II] d’Aubonne .  As indicated above, it is likely that Turumbert [II] was a different person from Turumbert [I].  If this is correct, it is possible that Turumbert [II] was a descendant of Dodon, although the latter name is not repeated in his known descendants.  m ---.  The name of Turumbert’s wife is not known.  Turumbert [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         GEROLD d’Aubonne .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus[472].  Charrière dates this charter to the second half of the 11th century[473]

b)         [--- .  The word “nepotes” in the document quoted below gives rise to the usual problem about the precise relationship which it indicates.  In addition, there is no indication whether the five subscribers were all born from the same parents or that they were related in the male line.  m ---.]  [Five children]: 

i)          [AMAURY .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[474].] 

ii)         [GUIDO .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[475].] 

iii)        [NANTELME [I] .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[476].] 

iv)       [DALMAS .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[477].] 

v)        [ODALRIC .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[478].  Canon.] 

 

 

1.         HUMBERT d’Aubonne (-after 1172).  Seigneur d’Aubonne.  Pope Alexander III in a bull dated 12 May [1165] confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Bonmont, including the donation by “Humberti de Pringins et Petri filii eius et Humberti de Albona, ecclesiam de Vizo…[479].  “Domini Humberti de Albona” is named in one of the donations to the abbey of Bonmont which are confirmed by Arducius Bishop of Geneva by charter dated 1172, and “Humbertus de Albona et Jacobus filius eius” witnessed another of the donations in the same charter[480].  “Humbertus de Albona, Jacobus filius eius…” witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by “Oggerius de Marins” to the abbey of Bonmont, presumably dated to late-12th century[481]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  It appears chronologically possible that she was Pétronille, daughter of ---, who is named by Pope Alexander III in a bull dated 12 May [1165] which confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Bonmont, and includes the donation by “Petronillæ de Albona grangiam de Clareins” which is cited in the document before her supposed husband’s donation[482].  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         NANTELME [II] d’Aubonne (-after 1204).  Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[483].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[484]m firstly GERRIETTE, daughter of --- (-[17 Mar 1197/1200]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[485]m secondly ([1198/1204]) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1235).  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235[486].  Nantelme [II] & his first wife had three children: 

i)          GUERRY d’Aubonne (-[23 Aug 1259/19 Aug 1263]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[487].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[488].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

-         see below

ii)         JACQUES [II] d’Aubonne (-[1235/36]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[489].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

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iii)        ETIENNE d’Aubonne (-after 23 Aug 1255).  “Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[490]

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

iv)       PIERRE d’Aubonne “Putoux/Posthume” (-after 1269).  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[491].   Co-Seigneur d’Aubonnem firstly FROIN, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1238).  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[492].   m secondly BINFA, daughter of --- (-after 1269).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Pierre & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       GUERRY d’Aubonne (-before 1237). 

Pierre & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

(b)       ALEXIE d’Aubonne (-[1310/Oct 1312]).  “Franciscus filius quondam domini Petri dicti Puttot condomini de Albona” donated all his property to “Alexie…sorori mee et fillis suis vel filiabus a Petro, filio Petri dicti de Albona, civis Lausannensis procreatis” by charter dated Dec 1283[493].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   m firstly PIERRE d’Aubonne, son of PIERRE d’Aubonne & his wife ---.  Citizen of Lausanne.  m secondly (before 1310) PIERRE de Prangins, son of ---. 

(c)       ETIENNETTE d’Aubonne (-after 1293).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m JEAN de Saint-Oyen, son of --- (-after 1293). 

Pierre & his second wife had one child: 

(d)       FRANÇOIS d’Aubonne (-after Dec 1283).  “Franciscus filius quondam domini Petri dicti Puttot condomini de Albona” donated all his property to “Alexie…sorori mee et fillis suis vel filiabus a Petro, filio Petri dicti de Albona, civis Lausannensis procreatis” by charter dated Dec 1283[494]

b)         AIMON d’Aubonne . 

c)         JACQUES [I] d’Aubonne (-after 1172).  “Humbertus de Albona et Jacobus filius eius” witnessed one of the donations to the abbey of Bonmont which are confirmed by Arducius Bishop of Geneva by charter dated 1172[495].  “Humbertus de Albona, Jacobus filius eius…” witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by “Oggerius de Marins” to the abbey of Bonmont, presumably dated to late-12th century[496]

-        FAMILY d’AUBONNE[497]

 

GUERRY d’Aubonne, son of NANTELME [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his first wife Gerriette --- (-[23 Aug 1259/19 Aug 1263]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[498].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[499].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235, witnessed by “Willermus de Hyenz capellanus fratris mei domini Jacobi[500].  “Guerricus dominus Albone” granted toll exemptions to the monks of Oujon, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1237[501].  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[502].   “Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[503].  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[504] Guerry ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie 23 Aug 1259, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[505]

m CLEMENCE, daughter of --- (-after 22 Jul 1256).  “Guerricus dominus Albone” granted toll exemptions to the monks of Oujon, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1237[506].  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[507].   “Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[508].  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[509] 

Guerry & his wife had three children: 

1.         ETIENNE d’Aubonne (-[22 Jul 1256/1262]).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[510] 

2.         JEAN d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[511] A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[512].  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[513]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had seven children: 

a)         SIMON d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[514].  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[515]

b)         GUILLAUME d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[516]

c)         JACQUET d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[517]

d)         HENRI d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[518].  

e)         MARGUERITE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[519]

f)          JACQUETTE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[520]

g)         CLEMENCE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[521]

3.         AIMON d’Aubonne (-after 17 Aug 1292).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[522] A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[523].  Monk. 

 

 

JACQUES [II] d’Aubonne, son of NANTELME [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his first wife Gerriette --- (-[1235/36]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[524].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” confirmed donations to Oujon by “antecessores mei” by charter dated 15 Feb 1212[525].  “Jacobus de Albona miles” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore mea Beatriz”, by charter dated 1219[526].  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235, witnessed by “Willermus de Hyenz capellanus fratris mei domini Jacobi[527].  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[528]

m BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1262).  “Jacobus de Albona miles” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore mea Beatriz”, by charter dated 1219[529].  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[530].  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona…et Jacobus filius meus, inmo filii mei et filie mee” by charter dated 1236[531].  “Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[532].  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona et Jacobus filius meus” protected the rights of property donated to Oujon by charter dated Jul 1238[533].  “Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “Beatrice matre eius”, by charter dated Mar 1242[534].  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[535]

Jacques & his wife had six children:  

1.         JACQUES [III] d’Aubonne ([1212/22]-[Jun 1274/Oct 1277]).  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[536].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona…et Jacobus filius meus, inmo filii mei et filie mee” by charter dated 1236[537].  “Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[538].  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona et Jacobus filius meus” protected the rights of property donated to Oujon by charter dated Jul 1238[539].  The wording of these two charters suggests that Jacques [III] was still a minor when they were written.  “Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “quidquid ipse et filius suus habent in castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “Beatrice matre eius”, by charter dated Mar 1242[540].  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[541].  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[542].  The date of his death is set by a charter dated Oct 1277 which records a sale by “Vuillielmus de Lavignie mistralis de Albona ex parte quondam Iacobi condomini de Albona” of the mestralie d’Aubonne to “domino P. episcopo Sydunensi, tutori Iohannini quondam filii Iacobi, condomini de Albona[543]m firstly ---.  The name of Jacques’s first wife is not known.  However, the date of birth of his oldest son indicates that there must have been a first marriage.  m secondly MARGUERITE [d’Oron, daughter of RODOLPHE Seigneur d’Oron & his wife Alix ---] (-after Jun 1274).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[544].  Her family origin is suggested by the charter dated Sep 1285 under which her son “Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei[545].  Jacques [III] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         son (before Mar 1242-).  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1242 under which his father “Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “quidquid ipse et filius suus habent in castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie[546].  His absence from the charter dated Jun 1274 (see below) suggests that he had died before this date, unless he was the same person as Jacques [III]’s son Aimon. 

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

b)         AIMON d’Aubonne (before [1248/56]-[Sep 1274/Oct 1277]).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[547].  “Aymo, filius Iacobi, condomini de Albona” acted as guarantor, with the agreement of “dicti Iacobi patris mei”, for the sale of property made with the consent of “Iacobi de Alamant domicelli” by charter dated Sep 1274[548].  Aimon’s fulfilling this role presumably indicates that he had passed the age of majority by that date.  This suggests that he may have been considerably older than his brother Jean [I] and therefore possibly born from his father’s first marriage.  The age of majority in Vaud at that time has not been ascertained, although the charter dated Mar 1317, quoted below, suggests that it may have been 25 years.  It is possible that Aimon was the same person as Jacques [III]’s unnamed son who is mentioned in 1242.  It appears from the charter dated 1 Aug 1308 quoted below that Aimon was co-Seigneur d’Aubonne, maybe during the lifetime of his father, although no document has been found which refers directly to him with this title.  Aimon presumably predeceased his father as he is not named in the charter dated Oct 1277 quoted above.  Aimon had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

i)          GUILLAUME (-after 1327).  A charter dated 1 Aug 1308 records a sale of property to “Willielmo alumpno quondam…domini Aymonis quondam condomini de Albona[549]

Jacques [III] & his second wife had two children: 

c)         JEAN [I] d’Aubonne ([1259/67]-before Mar 1305).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[550].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

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d)         ARTAUD d’Aubonne (-after 10 Dec 1306).  A representative of the convent of Romainmôtier granted rights to “Arthaudus condominus Albone et balliuus Vuaudi” by charter dated 10 Dec 1306[551]

2.         JEAN d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[552].  “Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[553].  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[554]

3.         JORDANE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[555]

4.         ALIX d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[556]

5.         LEONETE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[557]

6.         CLEMENCE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[558]

 

 

1.         JEAN d’Aubonne .  Jean has not otherwise been identified in the Aubonne family.  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonnem ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX d’Aubonne (-[1310/12]).  “Girard et Etienne d’Aubonne, de Lausanne” claimed property, in their name and in the name of “Alexie leur mère fille de Jean coseigneur d’Aubonne et remariée à Pierre de Prangins” by charter dated 1310[559]m firstly --- d’Aubonne, son of ---.  m secondly (before 1310) as his first wife, PIERRE de Prangins, son of JEAN Seigneur de Prangins [Cossonay] & his [first wife Isabelle de Greysier/second wife Guillelme ---] (-after 23 Jan 1323). 

 

2.         LOUIS d’Aubonne (-after 20 Oct 1301).  The parentage of Louis is not known.  Charrière suggests that he may have been the unnamed son of Jacques [III] Seigneur d’Aubonne, referred to in 1242 (see above).  However, as noted above, there is an indication that Jacques [III]’s oldest son died young.  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

 

 

JEAN [I] d’Aubonne, son of JACQUES [III] co-Seigneur d’Aubonne & his second wife Marguerite [d’Oron] ([1259/67]-before Mar 1305).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[560].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Vuillielmus de Lavignie mistralis de Albona ex parte quondam Iacobi condomini de Albona” sold the mestralie d’Aubonne to “domino P. episcopo Sydunensi, tutori Iohannini quondam filii Iacobi, condomini de Albona” by charter dated Oct 1277[561].  “Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei” by charter dated Sep 1285, adding that his uncle had been his guardian “tamquam minor annis[562].  The wording of this document suggests that Jean [I] had recently arrived at the age of majority. 

m BINFA, daughter of --- (-after 18 May 1350).  “Binfa relicta domini Iohannis condomini de Albona et Iohannes filius eius” made a declaration relating to damage to the property of the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1313[563].  “Binfa Bynfaz condomina de Albona et Iohannes eius filius minor viginti quinque annis major…quatuordecim” reached agreement with the chapter of Geneva about vines by charter dated Mar 1317[564].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[565]

Jean [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JEAN [II] d’Aubonne ([1295/1303]-after 18 Sep 1369).  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Binfa relicta domini Iohannis condomini de Albona et Iohannes filius eius” made a declaration relating to damage to the property of the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1313[566].  “Binfa Bynfaz condomina de Albona et Iohannes eius filius minor viginti quinque annis major…quatuordecim” reached agreement with the chapter of Geneva about vines by charter dated Mar 1317[567].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[568].  The subservient position of Jean [II] in this charter suggests that he was still under age at that date.  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militus relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[569] The testament of “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis” is dated 18 May 1350, appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis”, and appoints “ipsum puerum masculum” as his universal heir if born to “domina Iohanneta uxor sua filiaque…Iohannis domini de Aniuer, nunc pregnans[570] Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” granted rights in her lands to “consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone” by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[571].  The family relationship between Jean [II] d’Aubonne and Isabelle de Chalon Dame de Vaud has not yet been ascertained.  A codicil to the testament of “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis” is dated 18 Sep 1369 and names “Anthonium et Iacobum fratres, filios suos[572] m firstly MARGUERITE d’Oron, daughter of GIRARD Seigneur d’Oron & his wife --- (-[12 Jun 1342/21 Mar 1344]).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[573].  Despite the use of the word “relictam” in this charter, it is assumed from other documentation that Marguerite predeceased her husband and not the reverse.  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis[574] m secondly JOHANNETTE, daughter of JEAN Seigneur d’Anniviers & his wife --- (-after 11 Mar 1377).  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “ipsum puerum masculum” as his universal heir if born to “domina Iohanneta uxor sua filiaque…Iohannis domini de Aniuer, nunc pregnans[575].  Jean [II] & his first and second wives had children: 

-        Co-SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE[576]

2.         HELENE d’Aubonne (-before 21 Mar 1344).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[577] m JEAN de Lucinge de Duzillier, son of ---. 

3.         MARGUERITE d’Aubonne (-before 18 May 1350).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m HENRI Tavelli, citizen of Geneva, son of ---. 

4.         ELEONORE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

5.         ALEXIE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

6.         HENRIETTE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

7.         FRANÇOISE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE (ALAMANDI)

 

 

As noted above, the Alamandi family acquired in the early 14th century the interests of the older branch of the original family of the seigneurs d’Aubonne, which had been sold in 1259 by Guerry co-Seigneur d’Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie: Guerry Seigneur d’Aubonne ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne 23 Aug 1259 to Pierre Comte de Savoie, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[578].  Beatrix de Faucigny’s granddaughter Agnes de Thoire et Villars, Dame d’Aubonne, married Guillaume Alamandi, as shown below.  The seigneurie d’Aubonne was the subject of continual disputes between the holders of the various competing sub-divided interests.  In the late 14th century, the interests of the “Alamandi” seigneurs were consolidated in the hands of the comtes de Gruyère, while the younger branch of the original Aubonne family, descended from Jacques [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, younger brother of co-Seigneur Guerry, continued to hold their share.  The friction between the two groups persisted well into the 15th century. 

 

GUILLAUME Alamandi de Valbonnais, son of GUIGUES Alamandi Seigneur de Valbonnais & his second wife Eléonore de Roussillon (-[27 Apr 1332/4 Aug 1333])Guigon Alamani seigneur de Valbonnais” granted “tous ses biens, sauf ce qu’il avait donné à Odon son autre fils” to “son fils Guillaume, en contemplation de [son] mariage...avec Agnès de Villars” by charter dated 16 Mar 1314[579].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[580].  “Guillerme Allamandi et Agnès du Villar sa femme” issued a charter dated 7 Aug 1322 relating to a property transaction[581]Nobles Pierre Artaud” and others swore homage to “Guillaume Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 30 Oct 1324[582].  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[583].  He died before 4 Aug 1333, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son is named seigneur de Valbonnais. 

m firstly (contract 6 Mar 1314) AGNES de Thoire et Villars, daughter of HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Jordane de Grandson (-after 15 May 1326).  Dame d’Aubonne.  The marriage contract between Guillaume Allemand fils de Guigues seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Agnès de Villard”, the father granting “à son fils la terre de Claix”, is dated 6 Mar 1314[584].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Aug 1370 under which her son’s son-in-law “Rodulphus comes Gruerie” sold the succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii[585].  She succeeded her brother Amédée as Dame d’Aubonne[586].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[587].  “Guillerme Allamandi et Agnès du Villar sa femme” issued a charter dated 7 Aug 1322 relating to a property transaction[588]

m secondly SIBYLLE de la Palud, daughter of --- (-after 27 Apr 1332).  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[589].  The following charter suggests that Sibylle may have remarried after the death of her husband: Jean seigneur de Chandieu, procureur de son épouse Sebilia de la Palud dame de Richemont” acknowledged holding a fief from Dauphin Humbert of revenue “dans le mandement de Richemont, à Bublanne” by charter dated 27 Jan 1337[590].  The Palud family has not been researched to check whether this suggestion is correct. 

Guillaume & his first wife had four children: 

1.         HUGUES Alamandi (-after 16 Sep 1364)The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[591].  A charter dated 1322 [presumably misdated] records the settlement between “Guigues Alleman fils de feu Guigues Alleman chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Hugonin fils et héritier de feu Guillaume Alleman chevalier, fils du même Guigues” concerning the succession of “celui-ci [=Guigues] et de sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon mère desd. Guillaume et Guigues[592].  Seigneur de Valbonnais: “Guillaume de Mévouillon chevalier seigneur de Barret-de-Liourre” addressed an inquiry to “...Hugonin Alamandi sr. de Valbonnais...” and others by charter dated 4 Aug 1333[593]Hugonin Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” appointed a proxy, with the consent of “son oncle Amédée Alamandi prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble”, to acquire rights “sur la ville...de Mureils” by charter dated 17 Jan 1334 (O.S.)[594]“Noble Odon Alleman fils de feu Gilet Alleman seigneur de Ste-Jalle” sold “des châteaux et mandements de Ste-Jalle et de Rochebrune” to “Hugonin Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais genologia Alamandorum” by charter dated 2 Jul 1346[595].  A charter dated 17 Mar 1349 records that, “Odon Allemand seigneur de Ste-Jalle et de Rochebrune étant mort sans enfants”, Dauphin Humbert “donne mainlevée des châteaux de Ste-Jalle et Rochebrune” to “son cousin Hugues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 17 Mar 1349[596].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 5/20 Jul 1354 under which “Hugues Alamandi miles dnus Walbonessii et Albone” recorded that “dnus Humbertus Alamandi miles, dnus Albone, frater noster” while alive had borrowed money from “Margarete filie suo, dno Rodulpho eius marito, filio dni Petri militis comitis de Grueria” and that he now repaid the debt[597].  He succeeded his brother as Seigneur d’Aubonne.  He transferred the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, his son-in-law, in 1357[598].  The testament of Hugues Allemand Seigneur de Valbonnais is dated 16 Sep 1364[599]m (contract 23 Mar 1339) SIBILLA de Castelnau, daughter of JASPERT Vicomte de Châteauneuf & his second wife Gausserande de Narbonne ([1318]-).  Chorier names her as mother of Hugues’s daughter Constance (no sources cited)[600].  Hugues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” named “Guillaume Artaud seigneur d’Aix” as proxy to negotiate his marriage with “Sibylle de Châteauneuf” by charter dated 27 Feb 1339[601].  The marriage contract between “Hugues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Sibylle de Châteauneuf fille de feu Jaspert vicomte de Châteauneuf” is dated 23 Mar 1339[602]Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         CONSTANCE Alamandi (-before 1382).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified, although they are indicated by the 6 Jul 1369 document cited below.   Chorier records her parentage, two marriages, and the lawsuit brought by Jean de la Baume, her son by her first marriage, against her second husband relating to her succession, settled by an agreement dated 1382 (no sources cited)[603].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1369 records a dispute concerning “la succession d’Hugues Allemand sr de Valbonnais” involving “Constance Allemand dame de Sassenage, Guigues Allemand co-sgr de Corps et Jean de La Baume[604]m firstly as his second wife, GUILLAUME de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, son of ETIENNE de la Baume dit Galois Seigneur de Montrevel & his wife Alix de Châtillon Dame de Montrevel (-Carignan before 29 Aug 1362).  Seigneur d’Aubonne: Hugues Alamandi transferred the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, his son-in-law, in 1357[605]m secondly (before 6 Jul 1369) as his first wife, FRANÇOIS Bérenger de Sassenage Seigneur de Sassenage et de Vinay, son of HENRI Bérenger Seigneur de Sassenage et de Pont-en-Royans & his wife Huguette de la Tour (-after 1397). 

2.         BEATRIX AlamandiThe testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud[606].  The marriage contract between “Amblard seigneur de Beaumont, en Graisivaudan, professeur de droit civil” and “Béatrix Allemande fille de feu Guillaume Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais”, recording dowry from “son frère Hugonin Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais...de ses oncles Amédée Alamandi prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble et Odon Alamandi de l’ordre de St-Antoine” in return for transferring her rights of succession “de son père et de sa mère Agnès de Villars”, is dated 7 Jan 1336, a second contract dated 19 May 1336 following a similar format but adding “Artaud Alamandi prieur de Nantua...oncles de la future” among those present[607]m (contracts 7 Jan 1336 & 19 May 1336) AMBLARD Seigneur de Beaumont, son of ---. 

3.         JEANNE AlamandiThe testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud[608]

4.         HUMBERT Alamandi (-after 22 Mar 1352)The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[609].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Aug 1370 under which his son-in-law “Rodulphus comes Gruerie” sold the succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii[610]Seigneur d’Aubonne.  The testament of “Humbert Allemand seigneur d’Aubonne”, dated 22 Mar 1352 or 11 Apr 1353, bequeathed property to “son oncle Artaud prieur de Rommond[611]m AGNES de Joinville, daughter of GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Jeanne de Savoie (-after 2 May 1349).  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGUERITE Alamandi (-after 24 Oct 1360).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 5/20 Jul 1354 under which “Hugues Alamandi miles dnus Walbonessii et Albone” recorded that “dnus Humbertus Alamandi miles, dnus Albone, frater noster” while alive had borrowed money from “Margarete filie suo, dno Rodulpho eius marito, filio dni Petri militis comitis de Grueria” and that he now repaid the debt[612].  The testament of “Margareta filia quondam Humberti dni de Albona, consors…dni Rodulphi de Grueris militis” is dated 7 Aug 1360, chooses her burial “in ecclesia Carthusiensium Partis Dei”, appoints “dnum Rodulphum maritum et dnum meum…Rodulphum filium meum…et Mariam filiam meam” as her heirs, and in default “Eilinode et Iohannete sororibus meis[613]m (after 2 May 1349) as his first wife, RODOLPHE [IV] de Gruyère, son of PIERRE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Marguerite de Corbières (-[6 Mar/26 Jun] 1403).  He succeeded his uncle in [1370] as Comte de Gruyère. 

b)         ELINODE Alamandi (-after 1379).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.   m firstly FRANÇOIS de Pontverre, son of AIMON de Pontverre Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife ---.  m secondly ARCHIMAND de Grolée chevalier, son of ---. 

c)         JEANNE Alamandi (-after 2 Oct 1404).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (1365) OTHON de Grandson, son of GUILLAUME de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix & his wife Jeanne de Vienne (-Bourg 7 Aug 1397)

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BLONAY, SEIGNEURS d’ORON, SEIGNEURS de VEVEY

 

 

Blonay is located about 2 kilometres east of Vevey and 5 kilometres north-west of Montreux in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud.  No attempt has been made to reconcile the following reconstruction with Europäische Stammtafeln[614], which in some details appear inconsistent with the sources which are cited below. 

 

1.         OTHON (-[1068/80?]).  Avoué de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  He is named in his wife’s 19 Jul 1068 charter cited below.  If his son Amédée is correctly identified below, Charrière suggests that Othon was the son of “Aymerard II seigneur de Faucigny[615], citing the 1 Feb 1083 (O.S.?) charter under which Guy [de Faucigny] Bishop of Geneva donated Contamines church to Cluny, for the souls of “avi nostri bonæ memoriæ Aimeradi...atque...Ottonis...avunculorum nostrorum[616] (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS), and suggesting that “la charge éminente d’avoué d’un monastère aussi important que celui de St-Maurice saurait seulement avoir été remplie par un seigneur appartenant à quelque grande et puissante maison de la contrée, telle que l’était celle de Faucigny”.  No other “Othon” has yet been identified at the time in another prominent local seigneurial family.  Othon presumably died before 1080 when Amédée claimed the avouerie of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  m ELDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 19 Jul 1068).  “Burchard abbé de Saint-Maurice et Anselme prévôt de cette église” granted “villam d’Attalens” to “Eldegarde femme [d’Othon avoué de Saint-Maurice] et à Vaucher leur fils” by charter dated 19 Jul 1068[617].  Maybe she was Eldegarde, daughter of ---, related to the wife of Lambert de Grandson.  This possible family origin is suggested by the following argument.  Eldegarde’s connection with the Grandson family is indicated by the [1090] charter quoted below in which her son Amédée [I] is named “nepos” of Lambert de Grandson Bishop of Lausanne.  Charrière calls Bishop Lambert “oncle (maternel)” of Amédée, presumably interpreting “nepos” in its strict sense of nephew[618].  If he is correct, Amédée’s mother would have been the bishop’s sister.  However, the chronology is unfavorable, Amédée’s birth being estimated to [1050?] and the bishop’s father’s to [before 1045?] (both very approximate dates).  Moreover, it seems more usual for rights in property (the serf in the [1090] charter) to be held jointly by collaterals, inherited from a common ancestor, than by four brothers with a sister (represented by her surviving son).  “Nepos” in the [1090] charter probably therefore indicated a more distant family relationship than nephew.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the relationship was on the maternal side of the Grandson family, in which case the four brothers and Amédée were descended from two sisters who shared the inheritance of their father.  Othon & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [I] ([before 1050?]-after 19 Jul 1068).  “Burchard abbé de Saint-Maurice et Anselme prévôt de cette église” granted “villam d’Attalens” to “Eldegarde femme [d’Othon avoué de Saint-Maurice] et à Vaucher leur fils]” by charter dated 19 Jul 1068[619].  The joint grant to Gauthier suggests that he was adult at the time.  Charrière suggests that Gauthier was ancestor of “la maison d’Oron”[620]

b)         AMEDEE [I] [de Blonay] ([1050?]-[1090/95]).  Charrière identifies Amédée as “Amedeus qui advocation ecclesiæ Agaunensis [Saint-Maurice d’Agaune] vindicavit sibi” named in 1080[621].  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son Gaucher (see below).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][622].  His absence from the 1095 charter quoted below suggests that Amédée was deceased at the time, but had probably died only recently to explain why he was named in the document as Gauthier’s father.  m ---.  The name of Amédée’s wife is not known.  Amédée [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          GAUCHER [II] de Blonay ([before 1075?]-[1095/2 May 1108]).  Seigneur de Vevey et de Corsier: the cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Lambertus…filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” Bishop of Lausanne granted “Viueis et curiam de Corsie” [Vevey and Corsier] to “Walchero nepoti suo[623].  Presumably this grant was made after the death of Gauthier’s father, so before 1095.  The grant of property suggests that Gaucher was of age at the time.  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” to Romainmôtier and the subsequent confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[624].  Gauthier presumably died before 2 May 1108, the date of the charter of his supposed brother Amédée [II]. 

ii)         [AMEDEE [II] de Blonay (-after 2 May 1108).  The chronology suggests that Amédée [II] was the brother of Gauthier [II] rather than his son.  “Arluinus prior…sanctæ Mariæ de Abundantia” donated his church to Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, with the consent of “domino Guidone de Festerna ipsius ecclesiæ advocato...Amedei filii Uberti comitis, et tutoris eius Aymonis Gebennensis comitis”, by charter dated 2 May 1108, witnessed by “Amedeus de Bloniaco...[625].] 

 

 

The family chronology is not clear enough to decide whether Amédée [III] was the same person as Amédée [II] or was his son. 

1.         AMEDEE [III] de Blonay (-before [14?] Jul 1147).  “Amédée de Blonay...avec son fils Vaucher II” donated property on the foundation of Hautcrèt by charter dated 1134[626].  “Amédée de Blonay...avoué de l’église de St-Maurice” confirmed the donation of “une partie du bois d’Oron” to Hautcrèt by Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 1137[627].  “Vmbertus de Preingins” requested “Agaunensis ecclesiam supplex...et canonicos eiusdem ecclesie” to grant property “in Lustricao et in villa...Erans” [Lutry and Aran], previously held by “antecessores uxoris sue per prestariam”, to him “et uxori sue...Berthe et...ex filiis suis...Guillelmo”, which was accepted by “prior...Hugo...et canonici et Amedeus de Blonay advocatus”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1142[628].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[629].  Amédée presumably died before [14?] Jul 1147, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Amédée’s wife is not known.  Amédée [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCHER [III] de Blonay (-12 Sep [1175/84]).  Amédée de Blonay...avec son fils Vaucher II” donated property on the foundation of Hautcrèt by charter dated 1134[630].  “Amédée de Blonay...avoué de l’église de St-Maurice” confirmed the donation of “une partie du bois d’Oron” to Hautcrèt by Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 1137[631].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[632].  “Domnus Valcherius de Blonai” freed a family, with the support of “uxore sua et domno Wilelmo fratre suo et...comite Umberto Lanceborgense [Lenzburg] et...Carbone de Corsial [Corseaux] et uxore sua et filiis suis...Ulrico, Widone clerico, Wilelmo, Buosmundo, Anselmo et Johanne sacerdote fratri domni Carbonis, Pagano de Salvium et...uxore Uldrici fratris domni Carbonis et filii eius“, by charter dated “II Id Kal” [14?] Jul 1147[633].  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[634].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Galcerus...de Blonai sue coniugis atque Guillelmi sui fratris” donating “decimam...vinearum...in Dasiloi”, by charter dated 1154[635].  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[636].  He presumably died before 1184, the date of his sons’ charter.  m (before Jul 1147) BURCHANE, daughter of --- (-after 1 May 1168).  She is referred to but not named in her father-in-law’s 1147 charter and in her husband’s [14?] Jul 1147 and 1154 charters.  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[637].  Gaucher [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIERRE de Blonay (-after [1194]).  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[638].  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[639].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184, witnessed by “...Willelmus de Blonay decanus patruus eorum...[640].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “domini Huonis de Grancon” donated “locum...Lancea infra fines Concise” to Fontaine-André abbey, with the support of “Petro filio Gualcheri de Blonay”, by charter dated to [1194][641]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GAUCHER [IV] de Blonay (-after 1221).  Gingins-La-Sarraz records his parentage, noting that he left on crusade and died “en Palestine sans postérité connue” (no sources cited)[642]Seigneur de Blonay.  The Chronicle of the bishops of Lausanne records, under bishop “Willermus filius domini P. de Escublens” (elected Apr 1221), that “Galchero domino de Blonai” mortgaged “portionem...aput Viueis...quartam partem” [Vevey] to the bishop[643]

ii)         GUILLAUME de Blonay (-[1209]).  [“Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[644].]  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[645].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184[646].  Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Guillaume de Blonay died “vers l’an 1209” (no source cited)[647]m BELON [de Saint-Paul], daughter of --- (-after 1226).  Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Guillaume de Blonay married “Belon sœur d’Aymon miles de St. Paul” (no source cited)[648].  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[649].  Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

(1)       HENRI de Blonay .  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay, noting that Henri died childless (no source cited)[650].  Seigneur de Montigny. 

(2)       AIMON de Blonay (-[1267/76]).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited), noting that Aymon built the castle of Saint-Paul-sur-Evian in 1216, with permission from Aimon Seigneur de Faucigny[651]Seigneur de Blonay

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(3)       JEAN de Blonay (-after 1226).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited)[652].  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[653]

(4)       GUILLAUME de Blonay .  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited)[654]

b)         GUILLAUME de Blonay (-after 1184).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[655].  “Domnus Valcherius de Blonai” freed a family, with the support of “uxore sua et domno Wilelmo fratre suo...“, by charter dated “II Id Kal” [14?] Jul 1147[656].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Galcerus...de Blonai sue coniugis atque Guillelmi sui fratris” donating “decimam...vinearum...in Dasiloi”, by charter dated 1154[657].  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[658].  Deacon.  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184, witnessed by “...Willelmus de Blonay decanus patruus eorum...[659]

 

 

AIMON de Blonay, son of GUILLAUME de Blonay & his wife Belon --- (-[1267/76]).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited), noting that Aymon built the castle of Saint-Paul-sur-Evian in 1216, with permission from Aimon Seigneur de Faucigny[660]Seigneur de Blonay.  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[661].  A charter dated 1231 (vidimus dated Jun 1259) records that “Rudolfus juvenis comes de Grueria”, being unable to grant “advocatiam de Viueis“ to “Aymoni domino de Blonay”, granted him property “in valle de Lustrie...[662].  “Rodulfus iuvenis comes de Grueria” mortgaged the avouerie of Vevey to “Aymoni domino de Blonay”, with the consent of “uxor Columba predicti comitis Rodulfi et Petrus filius eiusdem”, by charter dated 1231[663].  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[664].  Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère sold “avoeriam de Viveis” (which he had bought from “domino R(odolpho) de Rota” who held it from Guillaume Comte de Genève) to “Ay(mo)...dominus de Blonay“ by charter dated Mar 1245 (O.S.?)[665].  Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère sold “avoeriam de Viveis” to Pierre Comte de Savoie by 30 Apr/1 May 1257 charter and by May 1257 charter promised “dominus de Blonay” to give him “quantum supra plus valebit” on behalf of Comte Pierre “Ay(mo)...dominus de Blonay[666].  “Aymo dominus de Blonay” ceded his rights “in mercato Sancti Pauli et in castro de Fonz” to Pierre Comte de Savoie, in return for “advocatiam de Viveys“, by charter dated 29 Mar 1267[667], confirmed 18 Aug 1267 by Jean Bishop of Lausanne[668].  Aimon presumably died before [1276], the date of his son’s charter cited below. 

m (before 1226) BEATRIX de Gruyère, daughter of RODOLPHE [II] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Gertrude --- (-after Jun 1255).  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[669].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter which names “Rodulphus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor Aymonis de Blonay[670].  “Aymo dominus de Blonay” confirmed donations to the abbey of Hautcrèt, with the consent of “Beatricis uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated Jun 1255[671]

Aimon & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN de Blonay ([1225/35?]-after 10 Aug 1291).  His birth date range is suggested by the possible marriage date of his parents.  Co-Seigneur de Blonay.  “Jean, fils d’Aymon, seigneur de Blonay” requested Pierre Comte de Savoie to oblige “Pierre d’Oron” to swear homage for Vevey by charter dated to [1276][672].  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[673].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannes condominus de Blonay, Petrus condominus de Blonay...” as supporters of Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[674]

2.         PIERRE [Perrod] de Blonay (-before 1323).  Co-Seigneur de Blonay.  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[675].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannes condominus de Blonay, Petrus condominus de Blonay...” as supporters of Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[676].  He died presumably before 1323, the date of the charter of his son Jean cited below.  m JORDANETTE de Mont, daughter of [JEAN [I] Seigneur de Mont & his wife ---] (-after Jan 1325).  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[677], Charrière commenting that “nous présumons que...Jordanette était...une fille de Jean (I) sire de Monts”.  Pierre & his wife had four children: 

a)         JEAN de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  Jean de Blonay “damoiseau” acknowledged owing the chapter of Lausanne half the legacy bequeathed by “Aymon de Blonay son oncle” in his 1297 testament, by charter dated 1323[678].  Seigneur de Joux, de iure uxoris, Seigneur de Saint-Paul.  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[679].  Jean de Blonay “chevalier seigneur de Joux” swore allegiance to “Jean de Chalon-Arlay II” for “son châtel de Joux” by charter dated 1336[680].  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, ceded “la jouissance du château de Joux à son mari, en considération des dépenses qu’il avoit fait pour le recouvrer” and named “son époux...” as one of her executors[681].  No primary source has been found which indicates the circumstances in which Joux was lost to the family and later recovered: Estavayer speculates about possible explanations[682].  “Aymo filius quondam...Perrodi de Blonay condomini Viviaci” sold his part of the town of Vevey, including the part of Bottonens “provenant de totue apparence de la dot de sa femme Marguerite fille de Rodolfe d’Oron seigneur d’Attalens...appartenant pour lors à Jean de Blonay sire du château de Joux”, to Jean Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 31 Oct 1342[683].  Jean was named as present in the 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.) testament of his son Hugues, cited below.  No source has been found which indicates Jean’s date of death.  m JACQUETTE de Joux, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Joux & his wife Marguerite de Dampierre-sur-Salon (-after 18 Dec 1340, bur Montbenoît).  The testament of Jean Seigneur de Joux, dated late-Aug 1303, published Sep 1304, named “Jacquette sa fille” as his heir in case he had no other children[684].  The testament of her brother Henri Seigneur de Joux (born after his father’s death), dated Apr 1326, named “Jacquette sa sœur” as his heir[685].  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, chose burial at Montbenoît abbey, requested the finalisation of the marriage of “Hugues de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Joux son fils et la fille de Pierre seigneur de Gransson chevalier”, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...Agnès sa tante religieuse cordelière à Besançon...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille”, ceded “la jouissance du château de Joux à son mari, en considération des dépenses qu’il avoit fait pour le recouvrer”, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs, and “son époux et Rodolphe de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Saint-Paul son beau-frère” as executors[686].  Jean & his wife had [seven] children:

i)          HUGUES de Blonay (-[30 Jan 1349/1353], bur Montbenoît).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, requested the finalisation of the marriage of “Hugues de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Joux son fils et la fille de Pierre seigneur de Gransson chevalier” and named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[687].  Seigneur de Joux.  “Hugues de Blonay chevalier Sire de Joubs” swore allegiance to “Jean de Châlon Seigneur d’Arlay” for “mon châtel de Joux, le borg...les montagnes de Mirval, la ville de Bouvenens...les montagnes de Galopin et…la Chal d’Ellie” by charter dated end-Oct 1343[688].  Hugues de Blonay swore allegiance to Eudes IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 29 Jun 1347[689].  Othon Seigneur de Grandson arbitrated the dispute between Louis Comte de Neuchâtel and Hugues de Blonay Seigneu de Joux relating to the properties of Montbenoît abbey by charter dated early Dec 1348[690].  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), chose burial at Montbenoît with his mother, named “Jeanne sa fille unique” as his heir, substituting successively his brothers (noting that Jean had not yet received holy orders) and “le fils aîné de son oncle Rodolphe de Blonay seigneur de St-Paul”, and provided for the dower of his wife Marguerite, with the consent and in the presence of “Jean de Blonay son père[691]m (after 18 Dec 1340) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Grandson, daughter of PIERRE [II] de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont & his [second] wife Blanche de Savoie-Vaud (-[10 Aug 1379/1381]).  Estavayer provides details about her first marriage, which is provided for in the testament of her first husband’s mother dated 18 Dec 1340[692].  She married secondly (after 12 Jan 1354) Pierre Seigneur de Billens Vidomne de Romont Seigneur de Palésieux.  The contract for her second marriage is dated 1354[693].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[694].  She married thirdly ([1363/65]) as his second wife, Rodolphe [IV] Comte de Gruyère.  “Rodulphus comes et dnus Gruerie, Margareta de Grandisono eius consors, Iohannes de Grueria et Petrus de Grueria, prior prioratus Rubeimontis…fratres dicti dni Rodulphi comitis, filiique quondam bone memorie dni Petri comitis et dni Gruerie” promised not to compromise the interests of “patruus noster dnus Johannes comes Gruerie dnus de Montsalvens” by charter dated 11 Jun 1367[695].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Mar 1363 under which Amédée VI Comte de Savoie enfeoffed “dne Margarite filie quondam nobilis…viri Petri de Grandissono, dni Bellimontis” with the castle of Palésieux[696].  The testament of “Marguerite de Grandson, veuve de Pierre de Billens, épouse de Rodolphe comte de Gruyères”, dated 22 Apr 1377, requested burial “dans l’église de Saint-François de Grandson en la sépulture de ses parents”, named “sa fille Jeanne, issue de son mariage avec Hugues de Blonay sire de Joux, mariée à Vauthier de Vienne sire de Mirebel” as her heir “de ses biens au diocèse de Besançon”, and named “Guillaume de Grandson son frère et Hugues de Grandson son neveu[697].  Marguerite, wife of Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère, founded anniversaries for her second husband and “Jean et Pierre de Billens leur fils décédés”, recalling the testament she had made in favour of “François de Gruyère et Jeanne de Joux ses enfants”, by charter dated 1377[698].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JEANNE de Blonay ([1341/47]-before 4 May 1412).  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), named “Jeanne sa fille unique” as his heir[699].  Dame de Joux.  The testament of [her mother] “Marguerite de Grandson, veuve de Pierre de Billens, épouse de Rodolphe comte de Gruyères”, dated 22 Apr 1377, named “sa fille Jeanne, issue de son mariage avec Hugues de Blonay sire de Joux, mariée à Vauthier de Vienne sire de Mirebel” as her heir “de ses biens au diocèse de Besançon[700]The testament of Gauthier de Vienne”, dated “Feb 1399 (O.S.)” [date should be 1390?], granted “Jeanne de Joux son épouse” the usufruct of his assets during the minority of his nephew[701]Janne de Blonay vesve de feu...Vaulthier de Vienne jadis seigneur de Mirebel...jadis dame de Joux” sold “les chasteaux, terres et appartenances de Joulx prs de Pontarlier au diocese de Besançon” to “Guillaume de Vienne seigneur de Sainct George et de Saincte Croix” by charter dated 2 Apr 1399 (O.S.)[702]Estavayer cites a 4 May 1412 charter in which Jean Duke of Burgundy records that “feu Ode jaidis duc de Bourgongne [Eudes IV], mist en main et gaige les tailles de la ville de Grozon, aux prédécesseurs de feu la dame de Joux dernièrement trespassée [presumably Jeanne]” during ”certaines guerres qui furent alors en Bourgongne” and that “par le trespas de ladite dame” they belong to “son...conseiller et chambellan le sire de St-George et de Ste-Croix” [presumably Guillaume de Vienne Seigneur de Saint-Georges et de Sainte-Croix, who died 1427 (linking with the 2 Apr 1399 (O.S.) charter quoted above), grandfather of the wife of Rudolf IV Markgraf von Hachberg, Comte de Neuchâtel, whose son inherited Joux, see the documents BURGUNDY DUCHY-BEAUNE & CHALON and BADEN][703]m (before 1366) as his second wife, GAUTHIER de Vienne Seigneur de Mirebel, son of HENRI de Vienne Seigneur de Mirebel & his first wife Marguerite de Bauffremont (-[Feb 1390/1393], bur Baume). 

ii)         [PIERRE de Blonay (-after 1349, maybe after 1395).  Estavayer names “Perrot ou Perron de Blonet, damoiseau, 1340, 1349; chevalier, 1395 (?)” (no sources cited) as second son of Jean and his wife[704].  Pierre is not named in Abbé Guillaume’s summary of his supposed mother’s 18 Dec 1340 testament, but Estavayer’s reference to “1340” suggests that he consulted the original document (he cites “Archives de la maison de Blonay”, as well as Abbé Guillaume, as his source).] 

iii)        RODOLPHE [Rolet] de Blonay (-[after 1361, maybe after 1383]).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[705].  Estavayer suggests that was “probablement le même qu’on trouve nommé comme abbé de Hauterive en 1358” and in a charter dated 1361 which settles a dispute between Hautcrèt and Amédée de Billens Seigneur de Palézieux[706].  Estavayer also highlights the references to “Rodolphe de Blonay” as abbé de Bonmont in 1349 and as abbé de Montheron in 1383[707]

iv)       HENRI de Blonay (-after 1355).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[708].  Estavayer names him “sire de Rahon en 1355” (no source cited)[709]

v)        JEAN de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[710].  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), records that his brother Jean had not yet received holy orders[711]

vi)       AGNES de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille[712]

vii)      GUILLELME de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille[713]

Jean had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress: 

viii)     JEAN bâtard de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...[714]

ix)       ALIX bâtarde de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...[715]

b)         AIMON de Blonay (-after 31 Oct 1342).  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[716].  “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[717].  “Aymo filius quondam...Perrodi de Blonay condomini Viviaci” sold his part of the town of Vevey, including the part of Bottonens “provenant de totue apparence de la dot de sa femme Marguerite fille de Rodolfe d’Oron seigneur d’Attalens...appartenant pour lors à Jean de Blonay sire du château de Joux”, to Jean Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 31 Oct 1342[718]m as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Oron, daughter of RODOLPHE d’Oron Seigneur d’Attalens & his wife --- (-[1363/68]).  “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[719].  She married secondly Gérard de Châtillon.  She married thirdly Jean Comte de Gruyère

c)         RODOLPHE de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  Seigneur de Saint-Paul.  The testament of Jacquette, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “son époux et Rodolphe de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Saint-Paul son beau-frère” as her executors[720]m ---.  The name of Rodolphe’s wife is not known.  Rodolphe & his wife had two or more children: 

i)          --- de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), named as substitute heir “le fils aîné de son oncle Rodolphe de Blonay seigneur de St-Paul”[721]

d)         ALIX de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra says that “il paraît qu’Alix de Blonay, sœur de Jean sire de St. Paul et de Joux” brought part of “l’avouerie de Vevey” to her husband “Girard d’Oron” as dowry, which passed to “son gendre François de La Sarra”[722]m GERARD d’Oron co-Seigneur de Vevey, son of PIERRE d’Oron co-Seigneur de Vevey & his wife --- (-after 1340). 

3.         AIMON de Blonay (-1297 or after).  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[723].  Jean de Blonay “damoiseau” acknowledged owing the chapter of Lausanne half the legacy bequeathed by “Aymon de Blonay son oncle” in his 1297 testament, by charter dated 1323[724]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Jean de Blonay has not been identified.  The chronology does not appear ideal for him to have been Jean de Blonay ([1225/35?]-after 10 Aug 1291), son of Aimon, who is named above.  If Jean was descended from Aimon, an intervening generation seems likely. 

1.         JEAN de Blonay (-before 6 Nov 1330).  He is named as deceased in the 6 Nov 1330 testament of his widow.  No primary source has been found which names Jean in his own capacity.  m MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel, daughter of [RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his second wife Sibylle de Montbéliard] (-after 6 Nov 1330, bur Neuchâtel).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, chose burial in the church of Neuchâtel, and bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei[725].  There is no direct evidence in the document of the parentage of Marguerite, although from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was a daughter of Rodolphe [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  She is unlikely to have been the daughter of Amédée Seigneur de Neuchâtel, who is recorded elsewhere with a daughter named Marguerite who was an abbess.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Blonay .  He is named as father of Catherine as noted below.  The wording of the document suggests that he was still alive at the time.  No primary source has been found which names Jean in his own capacity.  m ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          CATHERINE de Blonay .  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[726]

b)         MARGUERITE de Blonay (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[727]

c)         AGNES de Blonay (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[728]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Jean de Blonay has not been identified. 

1.         JEAN de Blonay (-1413).  Seigneur d’Attalens (under the 12 Oct 1375 testament cited below).  Amédée VI Comte de Savoie and “Jean de Blonay damoiseau coseigneur de Vevey” agreed an exchange by charter dated 30 May 1376, ratified 11 Aug 1376, under which Jean ceded his jurisdiction in Vevey and Blonay, and the avouerie in Vevey, in return for retaining certain rights and properties, in particular his part “du péage de Vevey...soit de celui de Catherine d’Oron sa femme”, as well as various stipulations concerning Attalens[729].  Gingins la-Sarra records his death in 1413 (no source cited)[730]m CATHERINE d’Oron, daughter of AIMON d’Oron Seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens & his wife Philiberte [Philippine] de Chevron (-after Oct 1394).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[731].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” and the third husband of her sister Marguerite[732].  Jean & his wife had four children: 

a)         LOUISE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[733]m R[ODOLPHE] de Blonay Seigneur de Saint-Paul, son of ---. 

b)         MERMETTE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[734]m AMEDEE Champion Seigneur de Vaurus, son of ---. 

c)         CATHERINE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[735]m ANTOINE de Belletruches, son of ---. 

d)         MARGUERITE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[736]m JEAN de Duyn co-Seigneur de Bex, son of ---. 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm how the following family group was related to the earlier Blonay family have not been identified. 

1.         JEANSeigneur de Blonay.  He is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of his daughter.  m ---.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

a)         GEORGES de Blonay .  He is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of his sister. 

b)         PERRONETTE de Blonay (-after 5 Apr 1455, bur [Broch]).  The testament of “Perroneta de Blonay filia...militis dni Iohannis dni de Blonay, exorque...Iohannis de Grueria dni de Montsalvens filii…dni pie memorie dni Anthonii dni et comitis Gruerie militis”, dated 5 Apr 1455, chose burial “in capella Sti Nycollai in ecclesia de Broch” in the tomb of “dominorum de Montsalvens” in which “duo meorum liberorum” were buried, appointed as her heirs “liberos meos”, with “Iohannem de Grueria oniugem meum...Georgium de Blonay fratrem meum paternum” as successive substitutes, bequeathed property to “nobili Mathee de Blonay sorori mee paterne”, sealed by “Franciscus comes et dnus Gruerie”[737]

c)         MATHEE de Blonay .  She is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of her sister.  Charrière records her marriage contract and her husband’s parentage[738]m (contract 17 Apr 1459) CLAUDE de La-Sarra Seigneur de Bossonens, son of ANSELME de La-Sarra & his [first wife Louise de Blonay/second wife Etiennette d’Arbonnier]. 

 

 

Oron is located about 10 kilometres due north of Vevey in the present-day Swiss county of Vaud.  The Blonay family shared the seigneurie de Vevey with the seigneurs d’Oron from the early 13th century.  As noted above, Charrière suggests that Gauthier, named in 1068 and supposed younger brother of Amédée [I] [de Blonay], was ancestor of “la maison d’Oron”[739], based on the two brothers being ancestors of the co-seigneurs de Vevey.  However, this does not adequately explain the apparent absence of sources linking the Oron family to Vevey before [1236], as noted below.  The reconstruction of this family in Europäische Stammtafeln includes many more details[740], which have not been verified by primary sources. 

 

1.         RODOLPHE de Oron (-before May 1267).  Seigneur d’Oron.  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[741].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” and noting that “Iohannes filius meus canonicus Lausann. erat Parisius” and that he would consent on his return, by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[742].  He is named as deceased in the [after 1 May] 1257 charter cited below.  m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after May 1257).  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[743].  Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère notified “relictæ Rodulphi domini de Orons” that he had sold “advocatiam de Viveys” to Pierre Comte de Savoie by charter dated [after 1 May] 1257[744].  Rodolphe & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GUILLAUME d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[745].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[746]

b)         JEAN d’Oron .  Canon at Lausanne.  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[747].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” and noting that “Iohannes filius meus canonicus Lausann. erat Parisius” and that he would consent on his return, by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[748]

c)         RODOLPHE d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[749].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[750]

d)         AMEDEE d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[751].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[752]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Amédée’s wife has not been identified.  Amédée & his wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE d’Oron (-[1356/16 Aug 1359]).  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[753]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Rodolphe’s wife has not been identified.  Rodolphe & his wife had two children: 

(1)       FRANÇOIS d’Oron (-1388).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m MARIE de Gruyère, daughter of RODOLPHE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his first wife Marguerite Alamandi (-before 1383).  “Margareta filia quondam Humberti dni de Albona, consors…dni Rodulphi de Grueris militis” is dated 7 Aug 1360, chose burial “in ecclesia Carthusiensium Partis Dei”, appoints “dnum Rodulphum maritum et dnum meum…Rodulphum filium meum…et Mariam filiam meam” as her heirs, and in default “Eilinode et Iohannete sororibus meis[754].  “Rodulphus comes Gruerie, Rodulphus et Maria eius liberi et quondam Margarete eiusdem dni Rodulphi consortis filieque dni Humberti Alamandi militis dni de Albona et de Coppeto, maiores quatuordecim annos” sold their succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii, avi nostrorum dictorum Rodulphi et Marie”, to “dno Guillelmo de Grandissono militia dno Sancte Crucis et Albone” by charter dated 20 Aug 1370[755].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

(2)       MARGUERITE d’Oron (-[1363/68]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[756].  The primary source which confirms her second and third marriages has not been identified.  Dame de Blonay.  m firstly AIMON de Blonay, son of PIERRE co-Seigneur de Blonay & his wife Jordanette de Mont (-after 31 Oct 1342).  m secondly GERARD de Châtillon, son of ---.  m thirdly (1363 or before) as his third wife, JEAN Comte de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE de Gruyère & his wife Contesson --- (-16 Jan or 12 Feb [1369/71]).

ii)         GERARD d’Oron .  Deacon of Valerie.  Gingins la-Sarra notes that Gérard was “fils d’Amédée d’Orons seigneur d’Attalens et de Bossonens[757].  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[758]

e)         PIERRE d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[759].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[760]Bishop of Sion[761]

f)          GERAUD d’Oron (-1 Nov 1309).  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi“[762].  “Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[763].  Cantor at Lausanne.  Deacon of Valerie.  Boniface Bishop of Sion sold “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]...a clusa Chillionis usque ad aquam...Vivesia” to “domino Girardo de Oron cantori ecclesiæ Lausannensis et decano Valeriæ in ecclesia Sedunensi” by charter dated 6 Apr 1295[764].  Gingins la-Sarra records that Gérard “le sixième fils de Rodolphe seigneur d’Oron et frère de Pierre évêque de Sion” died 1 Nov 1309 (no source cited)[765].  He is named deceased in the 21 Mar 1312 cited below. 

g)         [MARGUERITE (-after Jun 1274).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[766].  Her family origin is suggested by the charter dated Sep 1285 under which her son “Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei”[767]m as his second wife, JACQUES Seighneur d’Aubonne, son of JACQUES [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife Beatrix --- ([1212/22]-[Jun 1274/Oct 1277]).] 

 

 

Gingins la-Sarra notes that Géraud d’Oron Deacon of Valerie, named above, was the great-uncle of Pierre’s son (see below).  The primary source which identifies which of Géraud’s brothers (Guillaume or Rodolphe) was Pierre’s father has not been identified. 

1.         PIERRE d’Oron (-after 11 Nov 1284).  Co-Seigneur de Vevey.  “Jordanus de Mura miles…” swore allegiance to “Petro de Oron condomino de Viviaco” by charter dated Jul 1280[768]A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[769]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Pierre’s wife has not been identified.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         AMEDEE d’Oron (-after 11 Nov 1284).  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[770]

b)         GERARD d’Oron (-after 1340).  Gingins la-Sarra notes that Gérard was “fils et successeur de Pierre coseigneur de Vevey et héritier de son grand-oncle le chantre[771].  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[772].  Amédée Comte de Savoie and “Girardum filium quondam Petri de Oron condomine Viviaci” divided “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” by charter dated 18 Aug 1317[773]m ALIX de Blonay, daughter of PIERRE de Blonay co-Seigneur de Vevey & his wife Jordanette de Mont.  Gingins la-Sarra says that “il paraît qu’Alix de Blonay, sœur de Jean sire de St. Paul et de Joux” brought part of “l’avouerie de Vevey” to her husband “Girard d’Oron” as dowry, which passed to “son gendre François de La Sarra[774].  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE d’Oron .  Gingins la-Sarra records “Marie d’Oron, fille unique de Girard d’Oron seigneur de Montreux et coseigneur de Vevey” who married in 1338 “François baron de La Sarraz chevalier, bailif de Vaud et du Chablais”, noting a charter dated 1340 which names “Franciscus filius…Aymonis domini de Sarrata et Maria uxor dicti Francisci filia quondam domini Girardi de Orons militis, condomini Viviaci[775]m (1338) FRANÇOIS [I] Seigneur de La Sarraz, son of AIMON Seigneur de La Sarraz & his wife ---. 

 

 

The primary source which names Gérard’s father has not been identified. 

1.         GERARD d’Oron .  He is named as deceased in the 18 May 1350 charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGUERITE d’Oron (-[12 Jun 1342/21 Mar 1344]).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[776].  Despite the use of the word “relictam” in this charter, it is assumed from other documentation that Marguerite predeceased her husband and not the reverse.  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis[777]m as his first wife, JEAN [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife Binfa --- ([1295/1303]-after 18 Sep 1369). 

 

 

The primary source which names Aimon’s father has not been identified.

1.         AIMON d’Oron (-after 12 Oct 1375).  Seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens.  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine” and payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[778]m PHILIBERTE [Philippine] de Chevron, daughter of --- (-after 12 Oct 1375).  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[779].  Aimon & his wife had two children: 

a)         CATHERINE d’Oron (-after Oct 1394).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[780].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” and the third husband of her sister Marguerite[781].  m JEAN de Blonay Seigneur de Bex, son of --- (-1413). 

b)         MARGUERITE d’Oron (-after 24 Apr 1410).  Charrière notes her parentage and three marriages, noting that the marriage contract for her second marriage was cited in a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and her sister “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex[782].  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[783].  A charter dated 2 Jun 1379 records a treaty between Amédée VI Comte de Savoie and “Rodulphum dominum de Langino militem tutorem...Nicodi et Aymonis filiorum...domini Francisci, geniti domini Francisci, domini Serratæ quondam ac...vice...dominæ Marguaritæ d’Oron, dudum coniugis domini Francisci, filii præfati domini Francisci, domini Serratæ, matris dictorum Nicodi et Aymonis” concerning the vidomnat de Montreux[784].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” her sister[785].  The testament of Marguerite d’Oron, dated 24 Apr 1410, named as her heirs “[les] deux fils qu’elle avait eus de François sire de La-Sarra[786]m firstly FRANÇOIS [II] Seigneur de La Sarraz, son of FRANÇOIS [I] Seigneur de La Sarraz & his wife Marie d’Oron.  m secondly (before 12 Oct 1375) LOUIS [II] Seigneur de Cossonay, son of JEAN [IV] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Louise de Montbéliard (-in Italy [27 Feb/17 Jul] 1383).  m thirdly FRANÇOIS de Challant Seigneur de Challant, de Montjouvet, de Châtel-Saint-Denis et de Surpierre, son of ---.  Comte de Challant. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de COSSONAY, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS

 

 

This section has been reviewed, corrected and supplemented, where indicated below, by David Williams whose help has been invaluable. 

 

Cossonay is located on the north-western outskirts of Penthalaz, about 5 kilometres south of La Sarraz, about 15 kilometres north-west of Lausanne, in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud.  Charrière records that the castle of Cossonay was situated at the north-east of the town near the church of Saint-Paul, noting that it was still mentioned in records dated 1531 and 1666[787].  Members of the high nobility, and one of the most ancient lineages of the Pays de Vaud, the first known family was Ulric who possessed the castle and church of Cossonay and controlled a clientele of vassal knights.  As noted below, he donated the parish church of Saints Pierre and Paul to the Cluniac priory of Romainmôtier.  In 1224, the church passed to the Benedictine priory of Lutry, which then constructed a sub-priory at Cossonay[788].  The senior branch of Cossonay became extinct in the male line when Louis [III] de Cossonay died in [1394/95]. 

 

The family also held the seigneuries of Prangins and Nyon from the time of Ulric’s son Humbert [I].  Prangins is located on the western shore of Lake Geneva, about 40 kilometres south-west of Lausanne, on the northern outskirts of Nyon, also in the Swiss canton of Vaud.  The Prangins seigneurie, originally been formed from parts of the old county of Equestres, comprised the castles and seigneuries of Prangins, Nyon, Dudes, Mont-le-Vieux, Bioley and Bursins[789].  The geographical distance between Cossonay and Prangins suggests that the latter passed to the Cossonay family by marriage in an earlier generation than is shown below.  The family members were recorded in primary sources indifferently as “de Cossonay” or “de Prangins” until the division of territories between the sons of Jean [I] in [1230/32], when the family branched into the lines of Cossonay, Prangins, L’Isle, Bercher and Surpierre.  Suzerainty of the Prangins seigneurie was partitioned end-1292 between Amédée V Comte de Savoie and his brother Louis [I] Baron de Vaud[790]

 

Three brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         ULRIC de Cossonay (-after May 1096).  “Vldricus de Cochoniaco” donated “ecclesiam de Cochoniaco…inter Venobiam et Alburiam [between the rivers Venoge and Alburie, the latter probably a small affluent of the river Veyron[791]] et fundata in proprio alodio meo”, including “decimas proprii laboris mei et matris mee...et usum aque Venobie in quantum mea potestas et domni Cononis cognati mei de Bansins [Bassins] est”, to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore mea Sophia et filiis meis Willelmo et Vmberto et fratribus meis Siybaldo et Willelmo...Cono de Bansins [Bassins] consanguineus meus”, by charter dated May 1096[792]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  She is named in her husband’s May 1096 charter quoted above.  Ulric & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after May 1096).  He is named in his father’s May 1096 charter quoted above but presumably predeceased his father. 

b)         HUMBERT [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-[1147/1154]).  He is named in his father’s May 1096 charter quoted above.  An undated charter records that “Humbertus de Goiles” [probably Les Golliez, Eclépens; otherwise the river Goille, Corcelles-le-Jorat, or possibly Gollion, Cossonay[793]] donated a serf to Romainmôtier and that later “Humbertus de Coconiaco” challenged the donation, before confirming it[794].  An undated charter, dated to [1130], records the appointment of “Humberto de Prangins” to arbitrate a dispute between the convents of Romainmôtier and Aulps concerning a donation made by “Vtto miles de Esclepens” [Eclépens][795].  “Vmbertus de Preingins” requested “Agaunensis ecclesiam [abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune] supplex...et canonicos eiusdem ecclesie” to grant property “in Lustricao et in villa...Erans” [Lutry, Aran], previously held by “antecessores uxoris sue per prestariam”, to him “et uxori sue...Berthe et...ex filiis suis...Guillelmo”, which was accepted by “prior...Hugo...et canonici et Amedeus de Blonay advocatus”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1142, witnessed by “...Petrus de Cossonai, Willelmus Drogo de Colonai [Cossonay, in another copy]...Falco vicedominus de Sto Mauritio, Umbertus frater eius...”[796].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Alaricus de Vilario-comitis et Cono frater eius” donating “partem de Conestun” [Villars-Aillerens, Conestun[797]] with the consent of “Humberto de Consonai et...uxore filiis et filiabus ipsius Humberti”, by charter dated 1147[798].  Humbert presumably died before 1154, the date of the charter in which two of his sons are named.  m BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1154).  She is named in her husband’s 23 Jun 1142 charter which also provides an indication of property held by her family.  She is also referred to, but not named, in his 1147 charter and in the 1154 charter cited below.  Humbert [I] & his wife had [five or more] children: 

i)          PIERRE de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-8 Jun, after 1189)Seigneur de Prangins.  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano”, for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[799]

-         see below

ii)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 23 Jun 1142).  He is named in his father’s 23 Jun 1142 charter which presumably anticipated that Guillaume would inherit the properties in question, which suggests that he may have been his parents’ second son. 

iii)        GEROLD de Cossonay (-[1154/64]).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Domnus Petrus de Consonai, uxor quoque eius, frater etiam suus Geraudus, et mater” donating property “in territorio de Vilar-Aleran atque de Conestun” witnessed by “Petri Grossi de Consonai, Jordani fratris Petris...”, by charter dated 1154[800].  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano” [Montlaçon[801]], for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[802].  The missing word in the document was presumably “fratris”. 

iv)       two or more daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by their father’s 1147 charter. 

2.         SIBALD de Cossonay .  He is named in his brother’s May 1096 charter quoted above. 

3.         GUILLAUME de Cossonay .  He is named in his brother’s May 1096 charter quoted above. 

 

 

The connection, if any, between the following person and the main Cossonay line has not been ascertained.  Charrière suggests that Guillaume’s father was one of the milites of Cossonay, suggesting that the title “domina” was accorded to his wife in the 1154 charter quoted below because her husband had been a knight[803].  The latter suggestion would represent an unusual use of the term “domina/dominus”, normally reserved for the “seigneur” or his wife/widow.  It seems more likely that Guillaume’s father was a brother of Humbert [I] and that the two shared the seigneurie for a limited time: maybe Guillaume’s father died young, while Guillaume was still a child, and Humbert recovered control over the whole seigneurie

 

1.         --- de Cossonay (-before 1154).  He presumably died before his son’s 1154 charter which names the latter’s mother.  m INGLE, daughter of --- (-after 1154).  She is named in her son’s 1154 charter quoted below.  One child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 1154).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Guillelmus de Escublens” donating “deserti iacentis ante portam ecclesie de Thela” with the consent of “...Guillielmus de Consonai filius domine Ingle”, by charter dated 1154[804].  The donation made be Pierre Seigneur de Cossonay (see above), referred to in the same document, includes the consent of “mater”, who presumably is identified as Berthe, wife of Humbert [I] (see above).  This would suggest that Guillaume de Cossonay, also named in the 1154 document, was not Pierre’s brother. Charrière suggests that he was the same person as “Willelmus Drogo de Colonai” [“Cossonay” in another copy of the charter] who witnessed the 23 Jun 1142 charter quoted above under Humbert [I][805]

 

 

[Three] siblings, parents not identified.  The 1095 charter cited below represents the first appearance of the castle of Fruence (13 kilometres north of Blonay), under the suzerainty of the seigneurs de Blonay, with whom the following family had a close relationship.  The May 1096 charter quoted below indicates an undefined family relationship between Conon de Bassins and Ulric de Cossonay, named above, whether through the male or female line.  Maybe their mother was a member of the Cossonay family.  Their different names (Fruence/Bassins) suggest that they may have been uterine brothers, born to their mother from different fathers, although another possibility is that one parent was “Fruence” and another “Bassins”, which appears supported by both brothers Leutfroi/Lietfroid and Conon holding interests in the seigneurie de L’Isle (which was later held by the Cossonay family)[806].  If they were full brothers, either sons of a Fruence father and a Bassins mother, or vice versa, each may have inherited his property from a different parent.  Based on the distinction between “cognatus” (which could indicate a relationship by marriage) and “consanguineus” (generally relationship by blood) in the 1096 charter, the Cossonay link may be explained if Conon married a member of the Cossonay family, which would have represented a valuable social alliance for the Bassins family (who did not belong to the high aristocracy) and an advantage to the Cossonays by bringing Bassins (a strategic zone in the neighbourhood of Prangins and Cossonay) into their mouvance[807].  Castelnuovo concluded that they were brothers-in-law[808]

 

1.         LEUTFROI [Liefroid] de Fruence (-before 1095).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...”, the subsequent challenge by “Burchardus nepos huius Litfredi, uidelicet Aolmarum et filio eius” and their confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[809]

2.         [CONON “Albus” de Bassins (-after May 1096).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...[810].  “Vldricus de Cochoniaco” donated “ecclesiam de Cochoniaco…”, including “...usum aque Venobie [river Venobe] in quantum mea potestas et domni Cononis cognati mei de Bansins est”, to Romainmôtier, with the support of “...Cono de Bansins consanguineus meus”, by charter dated May 1096[811].] 

3.         --- .  Burchard is named “nepos” of Leutfroi in the 1095 charter quoted below.  From a chronological point of view, it seems unlikely that he was Leutfroi’s grandson given the May 1096 charter which names Leutfroi’s brother Conon.  If that is correct, as Leutfroi’s nephew, one of his parents would have been Leutfroi’s sibling.  Considering the discussion above4 about the precise family relationship between Leutfroi and Conon, Burchard would not necessarily have had a blood relationship with Conon.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         BURCHARD (-after 1095).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...”, the subsequent challenge by “Burchardus nepos huius Litfredi, uidelicet Aolmarum et filio eius” and their confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[812]

 

 

PIERRE de Cossonay [de Prangins], son of HUMBERT [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] & his wife [Berthe ---] (-8 Jun, after 1189)Seigneur de Prangins.  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Domnus Petrus de Consonai, uxor quoque eius, frater etiam suus Geraudus, et mater” donating property “in territorio de Vilar-Aleran atque de Conestun” [Villars-Aillerens, Coneston] witnessed by “Petri Grossi de Consonai, Jordani fratris Petris...”, by charter dated 1154[813].  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano”, for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[814]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Pierre li dont de Cossonay” witnessed the 1184 charter under which “Uldric de Gumens...” [Gumoëns] donated property to Théla[815].  “Petrus dominus de Pringins et Johannes filius eius” approved the donation of “vineas de Balgels” [Bougel] made to Bonmont by “Stephanus filius Marconis de Beria...” [Etienne de Bière] by charter dated 1189[816].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 8 Jun of “Pe. donnus de Cossonay” and his donation of “census apud Penthalla...apud Eschichens” [Penthalez, Echichens][817]

m (before 1154) ---.  She is referred to, but not named, in the 1154 charter quoted above.  Charrière suggests that she was “Mabilie, l’une des deux filles et héritières de Vaucher, sire de Divonne, le fondateur de l’abbaye de Bonmont”, noting that Mabile’s husband was named Pierre in a charter dated 1131 which records her father’s donation to Bonmont, while admitting that the date seems early for Pierre de Cossonay to have been married[818].  Williams notes Gaucher de Divonne and his brother Etienne donating property to Bonmont in 1123, and their successors Pierre (1154), Humbert (1172) and Hugues (1218)[819]

Pierre & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-[19 Mar 1230/23 Jan 1232]).  “Petrus dominus de Pringins et Johannes filius eius” approved the donation of “vineas de Balgels” [Bougel] made to Bonmont by “Stephanus filius Marconis de Beria...” [Etienne de Bière] by charter dated 1189[820]Seigneur de Prangins.  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” confirmed donations made to Saint-Oyens, Divonne and Nyon by “Humbertus avus meus” by undated charter[821]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Johannes dominus de Gosonay” confirmed the donation made by “Guillermus et Narduinus...Ferrelli...” to Bonmont by charter dated Feb 1202 (O.S.)[822].  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[823].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” confirmed the donation to Bonmont made by “Anselmus et Vmbertus milites de Grailie...” [Grailly/Grilly, Pays de Gex, dependency of the seigneurie de Prangins[824]] by charter dated 1214[825].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[826].  “Iohannes donnus de Cossonaj” confirmed that “Petrus donnus pater suus” had donated property to Lausanne Notre-Dame “pro Isabella filia sua” by charter dated 28 May 1219[827].  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[828].  Amédée Seigneur de Gex and Jean Seigneur de Prangins guaranteed a transfer made by Guillaume de Vesency to Bonmont by charter dated 22 Feb 1225 (O.S.)[829].  Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[830].  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[831].  Jean presumably died before 23 Jan 1231 (O.S.), the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m AGNES, daughter of --- (-11 Dec, after 1235).  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[832].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[833].  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[834].  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[835].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[836].  The necrology of Gruyères Saint-Théodule records the death “III Id Dec” of “Agnes domina de Cossonay[837].  Charrière suggests that the entry implies a connection with the comital family of Gruyère and indicates that Agnes may have been a younger daughter of Rodolphe [I] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Agnes de Glâne[838].  However, if that is correct, it is surprising that neither Rodolphe’s name nor that of his father-in-law Pierre de Glâne is found among Jean’s known descendants.  Jean [I] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

a)         HUMBERT [II] de Cossonay (-26 Aug ----, [Apr 1252/Feb 1256]).  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[839]Seigneur de Cossonay

-        see below

b)         JEAN de Cossonay (-18 Jun 1273).  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[840].  Canon at Lausanne: Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[841].  Cantor at Lausanne.  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[842].  Bishop of Lausanne 1240: Jean de Cossonay was elected bishop by a minority of the chapter of Lausanne Apr 1240, in oppposition to Philippe de Savoie, elected by a majority: his election was approved by Pope Gregory IX, the dispute being settled by the ephemeral peace of Port-de-Pully 20 Apr 1240[843].  Other peace settlements were agreed in 1244, and 27 Apr 1253 (after a war with Aymon de Faucigny), 27 May 1260 (weekly market at Yverdon)[844].  Jean Bishop of Lausanne granted half the temporal jurisdiction over the town of Lausanne for life to “consanguinei nostri...domini Petri de Sabaudia” by charter dated 10 Aug 1260[845]

c)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-[13/16] Sep 1267).  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[846]Seigneur de Prangins

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS

d)         AMEDEE de Cossonay (-1 Jun [1236/37]).  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[847].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[848].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 1 Jun of “Amedeus de Cossonay clericus frater Joannis de Cossonay cantoris Laus.” for whom and for “patre suo Johanne donno de Cossonay idem cantor de consensu fratrum suorum” donated harvest[849].  Charrière dates Amédée’s death to before 1238, when the earliest version of the Lausanne necrology was written[850]

e)         E--- de Cossonay (-after Apr 1218).  Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[851]

f)          one or more daughters .  Her/their existence is confirmed by the Apr 1218 charter quoted above. 

2.         ISABELLE de Cossonay .  Charrière records her parentage and marriage[852].  The following document shows that Isabelle predeceased her father: “Iohannes donnus de Cossonaj” confirmed that “Petrus donnus pater suus” had donated property to Lausanne Notre-Dame “pro Isabella filia sua” by charter dated 28 May 1219[853]m PIERRE co-Seigneur d’Estavayer, son of NICOD co-Seigneur d’Estavayer & his wife --- (-before 1222). 

3.         [--- (-after [1194]).  Charrière records her marriage and suggests her parentage based on the following document[854]: “Huo vir nobilis Grandissoni” donated property “et duas partes decime eiusdem terre...inter...Fyx usque ad Ysernum...” to Hautcrèt, with the support of “uxor eius in castro de Pringis, in aula domini Petri”, by charter dated 1179, witnessed by “...Jacomed [Johannes?] filius domni Petri de Cossonay...Postea filius eius minor...Walcherus laudavit apud Bonum montem...[855].  Williams suggests that her appearance “in...Pringis, in aula domini Petris” suggests that her possible parentage as shown here is correct[856].  She is referred to, but not named in her husband’s [1194] charter.  m HUON Seigneur de Grandson, son of --- (-[1194/1213]).] 

 

 

HUMBERT [II] de Cossonay, son of JEAN [I] de Cossonay & his wife Agnes --- (-26 Aug ----, [Apr 1252/Feb 1256]).  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[857].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[858].  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[859].  Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[860].  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[861]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Umbertus dominus Cossoniaci...et fratrum meorum” guaranteed a debt incurred by “dominus Willelmus dictus Ferrez miles et homo noster...” by charter dated 23 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[862].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[863].  “Humbertus dominus de Cossonay” received in fief “castrum de Vouflens et...Willelmus dominus dicti castri” [Vufflens] from Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève by charter dated Mar 1235 (O.S.)[864].  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” [Dully, Verney] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[865].  Jean Bishop of Lausanne and “Amadeus de Monfaucon” guaranteed the homage sworn by “domnus de Cossonay” to “domino Petro de Sabaudia” by charter dated May 1244[866].  “Humbertus dominus de Cossonay” swore homage to Guillaume Archbishop of Besançon for “in feudum...Nyons et villam...Pormantor...” by charter dated 11 Jun 1246[867].  “Humbertus donnus de Cossonai” donated “decime de Baumes de sub Suprapetram” to Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “Comitisse uxoris nostre, filiorum et filiarum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1246[868].  “Johannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” confirmed the fief held by “Humbertus dictus de Cossonay dominus, quondam maritus neptis nostræ” by charter dated Feb 1250 (O.S.)[869].  “Reynaldus et Willermus clericus et Johannes fratres condomini de Estavaye” [Estavayer] settled a dispute with “Girardum et Lambertum fratres de Corgie [Gorgier] domicellos et Johannem nepotem eorundem”, naming “H. dominus de Cossonay...” among the guarantors, by charter dated Apr 1252[870].  He is named as deceased in the Feb 1255 (O.S.) charter of his son Jacques.  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 26 Aug of “Humbertus dns de Cossonay” and his donation[871]

m CONTESSON, daughter of [RICHARD [III] de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes d’Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté]] (-before Feb 1251).  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.?)[872].  “Humbertus donnus de Cossonai” donated “decime de Baumes [Baulmes] de sub Suprapetram [Surpierre FR]” to Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “Comitisse uxoris nostre, filiorum et filiarum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1246[873].  She is named as deceased in her husband’s Feb 1250 (O.S.) charter, which also indicates her family origin.  Charrière highlights connections between the Bourgogne/Salins and Montbéliard/Montfaucon families and argues convincingly that, of all the possible nieces of Jean “l’Antique/le Sage” d’Auxonne Seigneur de Salins, Humbert’s wife was probably the daughter of Richard Comte de Montbéliard[874]

Humbert [II] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Cossonay (-[after 1244, maybe after 29 Jun 1250, or later?]).  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[875].  The Feb 1255 (O.S.) charter quoted below under his brother Jacques indicates that Jean [II] was excluded from their father’s succession.  No indication has been found of the cause of the original dispute, or whether the event occurred before or after their father’s death.  The continuing disputed succession to Cossonay is indicated by the charter dated 15 Oct 1267 which records that “Cono dictus Ferrens, de Pentala...” [Conon Ferrers de Penthalaz] donated property to Bonmont promising to have the donation ratified “propter quam in castro et dominio de Cossonai fuerit dominus stabilis et firmus[876].  Charrière speculates that Jean [II] was displaced by his brother Jacques, with the support of Pierre Comte de Savoie, that Jean took part in the rebellion against Pierre who was defeated at Chillon (1244[877], which Charrière wrongly dates to 1266), and that the brothers’ uncle Jean de Cossonay Bishop of Lausanne claimed the seigneurie de Cossonay from Jacques, noting that these speculations remain in part unproven by contemporary documentation[878].  No definite reference has been found to Jean [II] after his supposed involvement in the 1244 rebellion.  [“Willelmus comes Gebenensis et Rodulphus filius eius” notified “fideli suo filio domini de Cossonay” that he was henceforth the vassal of “domino Petro de Sabaudia”, in respect of fiefs “inter Aruam et Drancum ex parte orientali lacus gebenensis et inter clusam de Iayz et pontem de Barges ex altera parte eiusdem lacus” with specified exceptions, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[879].  As noted below under Jean’s brother Jacques, Wurstemberger reproduced this document differently naming the addressee “domino Jacobo de Cossonay[880].  As the original charter does not name “filio domini de Cossonay”, the phrase could refer either to Jean [II] or Jacques.  Andenmatten suggests it refers to Jean [II], the war between the brothers maybe explaining the imprecise language[881], but as noted in this paragraph no other document has been identified which confirms that Jean was alive at that date.  Another possibility is that Jacques was the only son who was alive or not exiled at the time, leaving no room for doubt if his name was omitted.]  [A series of later documents has been attributed to Jean [II], particularly by Charrière.  Williams suggests that all these documents refer more probably to Jean de Cossonay-Prangins, son of Guillaume de Prangins, from the junior branch of the family (see below), highlighting in particular that Commugny (the subject of the 22 Sep 1264 and 27 Sep 1274 documents) is located near Nyon and Prangins, both seigneuries of the Cossonay-Prangins branch, as was Bioley cited in the 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.) document[882].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay et de Prangins et filii eius” declared having no right “in domo de Cuminiaco” [Commugny], acquired by Pierre Comte de Savoie, by charter dated 22 Sep 1264[883].  It is uncertain whether this charter is misdated and in fact reflects the 27 Sep 1274 charter quoted below.  “Johannes dominus Cossoniaci et filii sui” acknowledged having no claim over “in domo Cumuniaci” [Commugny] by charter dated 27 Sep 1274[884].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” enlarged the fief of “donzel Jacques, fils du donzel Jean de Senarclens” by charter dated 1279, Charrière suggesting that the document relates to Jean [III] (see below)[885], which does not explain the apparent absence from the document of Jordane, mother and guardian of Jean [III] who was young at the time.  Charrière suggests that the following document relates to Jean [II][886]: “Johannes dominus de Prengins...et liberos suos” swore homage to Rudolf King of Germany for “castrum suum de Byole...et castellaniam de Prengins” by charter dated “sabbato ante festum beati Gregorii” 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.)[887].  He bases his argument on the supposition that Jean de Cossonay Seigneur de Prangins was deceased at the time, but as will be seen below this is not certain.]  Williams suggests that Jean’s disappearance from the records in the Pays de Vaud may be explained because he went to England, where references have been found to persons named Cossonay who were possibly Jean’s sons[888]

2.         JACQUES de Cossonay (-[before May 1274]).  “...Jacobo filio Humberti de Cossonay” witnessed the Jan 1250 (O.S.) charter under which “Rodolphus de Roa” [Rodolphe de Rue, another previous opponent of Pierre de Savoie and ally of Cossonay and Genevois[889]] swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie[890].  [“Willelmus comes Gebenensis et Rodulphus filius eius” notified “fideli suo filio domini de Cossonay” that he was henceforth the vassal of “domino Petro de Sabaudia”, in respect of fiefs “inter Aruam et Drancum ex parte orientali lacus gebenensis et inter clusam de Iayz et pontem de Barges ex altera parte eiusdem lacus” with specified exceptions, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[891].  This document has been reproduced differently by Wurstemberger: Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève and his son Rodolphe instructed “domino Jacobo de Cossonay” to swear homage to Pierre Comte de Savoie for fiefs he held from “Comite Gebennensi...omnium feodorum sibi competentium inter flumina Arve et Drancie, ex oriente lacus Gebennensis, et inter Clusam de Jaix et pontem de Barges” because of the hypothecation given by Comte Pierre, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[892].  As the original charter does not name the “filio domini de Cossonay”, the phrase could refer either to Jean [II] or Jacques: Andenmatten suggests it refers to Jean [II], the war between the brothers maybe explaining the imprecise language[893], but as noted above no other document has been identified which confirms that Jean was alive at that date.  Another possibility is that Jacques was the only son who was alive or not exiled at the time, leaving no room for doubt if his name was omitted.]  Jacques became Seigneur de Cossonay after his father died, presumably with continuing support from Comte Pierre as shown by the following document: “Jacobus filius et heres bone memorie Humberti domini de Cossonay” swore homage to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “feudum...in mandamento...de Cossonay...in villa de Pentala [et] in villa de Bremblems” by charter dated Feb 1255 (O.S.)[894].  A charter dated 27 Feb 1260 (O.S.) records an arbitral judgment between the chapter of Lausanne and “Jacobum dominum de Cossonay” concerning “terris...de Payri, Nars, Warnerens, Sugnyens” [Peyres, Naz, Vuarmerens, Sugnens][895].  “Jaquetus dominus de Cossennay” confirmed his allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum et villam de Cossenay” by charter dated 29 Jun 1271[896].  “Jaquet seigneur de Cossonay” promised to submit to the judgment of Philippe Comte de Savoie in all matters, in particular those concerning the bishop of Lausanne, by charter dated 7 Jul 1271[897].  Guy de Chablie acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of his fiefs by charter dated Dec 1272[898].  Jacques’s wife was first named without him in the May 1274 charter cited below, which suggests that he was deceased at the time.  [Several documents, apparently dated subsequently appear to contradict this suggestion.  Williams highlights that these documents have been dated in the catalogue according to the dates mentioned in the texts, which presumably may not be the dates on which they were issued.  Other possibilities include “Jacques” representing a scribal error for his son Jean [III] or the catalogue dating being based on a misidentification or other error at the time of transcription[899].  Raimond Ros de Rivirole acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of certain properties by charter which refers to services rendered in Dec 1275[900].  “Nicolas fils de feu Vaultier et Etienne fils de Girard de Disy” acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of their fiefs held in Jan 1277 (O.S.)[901].  “Jean de Siviriez” [Sévery] acknowledged holding various revenues from “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated 12 May 1280[902].]  m ([1266/67] or after) as her second husband, JORDANE de Champvent, widow of GIROLD [II] de la Tour, daughter of HENRI [I] de Grandson Seigneur de Champvent & his wife --- (-30 Mar [1297/1303], bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  For discussion about her first marriage, follow her hyperlink.  It should be noted that no document has been found which names Jordane’s second husband.  While his identity is implied by the Cossonay documents in which she and her son are named, it is not claimed that his identity is more than a reasonable conjecture on the basis of the available circumstantial evidence and the conclusions of earlier scholarship.  “Jordana domina de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated May 1274 under which “Petrus dictus pans de Grancie domicellus” relinquished rights in “decima Sti Petri...in villa...Sonarclens” [Senarclens] in favour of Romainmôtier[903].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay, du consentement de Jean son fils” granted certain properties to “Pierre d’Ecublens” by charter dated 6 Jul 1276[904].  “Jordana dna de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated Aug 1277 under which “Perreta relicta Willelmi de Rota [de Rue] burg. de Cosonay, Humbertus, Henricus, Jacobus et Jordana eiusdem filii” sold property in “Monte la Vila” to Romainmôtier[905].  “Perrinus filius quondam Aubertet de Cossonay” sold property “in vila...Monte Vila” [Mont-la-Ville] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Perrete uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1277 (O.S.), witnessed by “Jordana dna de Cosonay...[906].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay” enfeoffed “Jean et Pierre, fils de Pierre de Senarclens” with certain properties by charter dated Dec 1278[907].  A judgment dated 1279 confirmed the jurisdictional rights of “Jordane dame de Cossonay et vidomne d’Ollon” in criminal prosecutions[908].  A charter dated Apr 1279 records an agreement between “Jordane dame de Cossonay, Jean son fils” and “Jean de Cossonay dit Senarclens” regarding the fiefs of the latter[909].  “Jordana domina de Cossennay et Johannes filius eius dominus eiusdem loci” confirmed the donation of “decimam suam de Chiblie” [Chibliez] made to Cossonay priory by “domini de Cossonay, predecessores nostri” by charter dated Nov 1282[910].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils seigneur de ce lieu” mortgaged “leurs dîmes de Thierrens, de Correvon, d’Ogens, de Glatigny...” to the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated May 1292[911].  A charter dated Jan 1292 (O.S.) records an exchange between “Pierre d’Allyens” and “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils[912].  A charter dated 4 Apr/23 May 1297 records an arbitral judgment between Saint-Maurice and “Jordanam dominam de Cossonay et Aymonem de Greisie [Greisy] domicellum tutoris...Alexie, Beatricis, Ysabelle et Jaquete filiarum ipsius Ay(monis) ac Francisci filii eiusdem Ay(monis)” concerning “vicedominatum de Oluns[913].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 30 Mar of “dna Jordana de Chanuent mater dni Johannis dni de Cossonay[914].  Jacques & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [III] de Cossonay ([after 1266/67]-[Feb 1304/Jun 1306]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms the name of Jean [III]’s father, although it is difficult to identify an alternative to Jacques considering the absence from the sources of Jacques’s brother Jean [II] as discussed above.  Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Jordane dame de Cossonay, du consentement de Jean son fils” granted certain properties to “Pierre d’Ecublens” by charter dated 6 Jul 1276[915].  “Pierre d’Ecublens” sold property “au territoire d’Arens” to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Mar 1280 (O.S.)[916].  “Jordana domina de Cossennay et Johannes filius eius dominus eiusdem loci” confirmed the donation of “decimam suam de Chiblie” [Chibliez] made to Cossonay priory by “domini de Cossonay, predecessores nostri” by charter dated Nov 1282[917].  “Jean dit Mont” swore homage to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” for various properties “au territoire de Bière” by charter dated 1286[918].  “Pierre Sénéchal de Rue” sold property to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Feb 1288 (O.S.)[919].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannem dominum de Cossonay...” as guarantors for Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[920].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils seigneur de ce lieu” mortgaged “leurs dîmes de Thierrens, de Correvon, d’Ogens, de Glatigny...” to the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated May 1292[921].  A charter dated Dec 1292 records a treaty between “Johannes dominus de Cossonay” and “Johannes dominus de Sarrata[922].  A charter dated Jan 1292 (O.S.) records an exchange between “Pierre d’Allyens” and “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils[923].  A charter dated 21 Oct 1297 records the renewal of the peace agreed between “dominum Willermum episcopum, Humbertum dominum de Villars, et dominum de Cossonay” and “dominum Ludovicum de Sabaudia dominum Vaudi[924], which presumably links to the undated incomplete document, probably dated to 1297, which records a peace proposal between “dominum Lodouicum de Sabaudia” [Seigneur de Vaud] and “Johannem dominum de Cossonay”, listing the latter’s rights over various fiefs which he would hold from the former[925].  A charter dated 5 Jul 1300 records the final peace agreement between Guillaume Bishop of Lausanne and Louis de Savoie Seigneur de Vaud and between the latter and certain fiefholders including “...les segnours...de Cossonay...Jehant de Cossonay[926].  The testament of “Guillaume de Champvent évêque de Lausanne”, dated 20 May 1301, named as executors “...Otton de Champvent son frère, Jean seigneur de Cossonay son neveu...[927].  “Jean de Cinquenove” granted his property in the dioceses of Lausanne and Constance to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay son cousin” by charter dated Jul 1302[928].  The precise family relationship between the two persons named has notbeen ascertained.  “Guillaume fils de feu Hugon dit de la Dorier” declared himself “homme taillabel de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Feb 1303 (O.S.)[929].  By charter dated Jun 1306, “Petrus prior de Cossonay et Girardus de Chessaux, vicarius dicti loci” noted the seals of “nobilis viri domini Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay...[et] curie Lausannensis” on the following document: “Johannes dominus de Cossonay domicellus” acknowledged owing money to “Henrico monaco consanguineo meo” by charter dated May 1302[930].  The family name of “Henrico monaco” is not specified: guessing his precise connection to the Cossonay family is futile.  m ([1285?], Papal dispensation 26 Jan 1286) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Thoire et Villars, daughter of HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his first wife Marguerite --- (-after 5 Apr 1315).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Jul 1308 charter quoted below which names her brother Humbert (assuming that he was “sire d’Aubonne”, which has not otherwise been confirmed).  Pope Honorius IV granted a late dispensation for the marriage of “Johannis de Cossonay” and “Margaretæ de Villariis” despite their 4o consanguinity, noting that the couple had been ignorant of their family relationship, dated 26 Jan 1286[931].  Considering the likely date of her husband’s birth, it is unlikely that the couple were married much before the date of the dispensation.  Charrière suggests that their consanguinity may have been through the comital family of Burgundy[932].  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[933].  Marguerite de Thoire et Villars dame de Cossonay donated property to Cossonay priory, for the souls of “feu son mari Jean seigneur de Cossonay et feue Jordane mère du dit seigneur”, by charter dated Feb 1306 (O.S.)[934].  “Marguerite de Thoire et Villars veuve du...sire Jean et Louis seigneur de Cossonay leur fils” granted the right to construct a castle “dans la paroisse de Vuillerens” to “Pierre de Duin” by charter dated Jul 1308, sealed by “Marguerite de Villars...son frère Humbert sire d’Aubonne...[935].  She married secondly as his second wife, Aymon de la Palud Seigneur de Varambon.  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[936].  Jean [III] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          HUMBERT de Cossonay (-after Jul 1323).  The Dec 1306 charter quoted below suggests that Humbert was his parents’ oldest son.  However, his brother Louis succeeded their father although other documents show that Humbert was living at the time.  Maybe he was excluded from the succession because of some infirmity.  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[937].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[938].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[939].  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[940]

ii)         LOUIS [I] de Cossonay (-before Jul 1333).  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[941]Seigneur de Cossonay

-         see below

iii)        AIMON de Cossonay (-6 Mar 1375).  Co-seigneur de Cossonay.  “Aymon coseigneur de Cossonay” consented to various sales by charter dated Aug 1303[942].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[943].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[944].  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[945].  Canon at Lausanne.  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay” acknowledged the innocence of “Jaquetum filium Perrini Cononis burgensis de Cossonay” in a murder and accepted his homage by charter dated May 1339[946].  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.?)[947].  “Aymo et Johannes eius nepos domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Johannes filius quondam Nichodi de Vouflens villa domicellus et Johannodus eius nepos filius quondam Nichodi fratris dicti Johannis” regarding jurisdiction “in villa et territorio de Vouflens villa” by charter dated Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[948].  In addition to the above, Williams lists charters dated 3 Nov 1334, 3 Jul 1338, 9 May 1340, 1 Apr 1341, 1 Jun/1Jul/1 Aug 1344, 22 Feb 1346 (O.S.), 29 Mar 1346 (O.S.), 19 Sep 1348, 23 Jun 1351, 13 Jan 1354 (O.S.) in which Aimon was named[949].  Bishop of Lausanne 1355.  The testament of Aimon Bishop of Lausanne, dated 3 Mar 1374 (O.S.), named “son...petit-neveu Louis sire de Cossonay, fils du défunt...Jean seigneur de Cossonay”, substituting “Louis de Cossonay seigneur de Bercher chevalier son neveu...Isabelle fille du susnommé défunt Jean sire de Cossonay chevalier[950].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 6 Mar 1374 (O.S.) of “dns Aymo de Cossonay episcopus Laus.” and his donations[951]

iv)       JEANNETTE de Cossonay (-after 6 Jun 1341).  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, by charter dated Jul 1323[952].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux, époux de Johanette de Cossonay...” sold harvest to the convent of Mont-de-Sainte-Marie, naming as guarantors “...Aymon de Cossonay et Jean son neveu”, by charter dated 6 Jun 1341[953].  Estavayer notes her son Pierre de Billens, second husband of Marguerite de Grandson, and “Jean et Pierre de Billens leur fils décédés”, named in their mother’s 1377 charter[954]m ([Jul 1323]) as his second wife, HUMBERT de Billens Seigneur de Palézieux, son of NICOLAS [I] co-Seigneur de Billens, Seigneur de Palézieux & his wife Marguerite --- (-before 5 May 1357[955]).  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[956].  

v)        ELEONORE [Perronette] de Cossonay (-before 10 Nov 1339).  Charrière records her parentage and marriage, and in a later passage names their son Aymon de la Palud, who made a mutual aid treaty with his cousin Jean [IV] Seigneur de Cossonay dated 25 Nov 1348 (recorded in a charter dated 1412)[957].  Guichenon records her husband’s ancestry, notes her husband’s donation to Chassagne for her soul dated 10 Nov 1339, but says that the marriage was childless (incorrectly as shown by the following documents)[958].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[959]The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax[960].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...[961].  “Guigo de Palude dominus Varambonis” sold “media pars hereditatis…domini Johannis de Cossonay”, adjudged to him by arbitral decision, to Amédée VIII Comte de Savoie, noting his descent from “domina Helinel de Cossonay...filia...Johannis domini quondam de Cossonay” who married “Petro de Palude domino Varambonis”, their son “dominus Aymo de Palude” whose son was “Guigo”, by charter dated 6 Oct 1412[962]m (before 5 Apr 1315) as his first wife, PIERRE de la Palud Seigneur de Varembon [en Bresse], son of AIMON de la Palud Seigneur de Varembon & his first wife Jeanne de Montbel (-after 23 Jun 1361). 

vi)       [--- de Cossonay .  Charrière suggests her parentage and marriage to explain the consanguinity between the Cossonay and Varax families as well as the latter’s claim to succeed to Cossonay in the early 15th century[963]The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax[964].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...[965]m --- Seigneur de Varax [en Bresse], son of ---.] 

3.         [two or more] daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by the 1 Aug 1246 charter quoted above. 

 

 

LOUIS [I] de Cossonay, son of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Marguerite de Thoire et Villars (-before Jul 1333).  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[966]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Marguerite de Thoire et Villars veuve du...sire Jean et Louis seigneur de Cossonay leur fils” granted the right to construct a castle “dans la paroisse de Vuillerens” to “Pierre de Duin” by charter dated Jul 1308, sealed by “Marguerite de Villars...son frère Humbert sire d’Aubonne...[967].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[968].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[969].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” granted Cossonay priory the right to a secular chaplain in the hospital at Cossonay by charter dated May 1321[970].  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[971].  A charter dated Nov 1326 records an agreement between Cossonay priory and “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay[972].  He is recorded as deceased in his wife’s Jul 1333 charter cited below. 

m (Papal dispensation 28 Mar 1317) ISABELLE de Grandson, daughter of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Grandson & his [second] wife Blanche de Savoie-Vaud (-after 3 Jan 1367).  Pope John XXII granted dispensation for the marriage of “Ludovicum de Cassonay” and “Isabellam filiam n. v. Petri de Grandissono” despite their 4o consanguinity, [at the request of] “Ottonis ipsius Isabellæ patrui”, dated 28 Mar 1317[973].   “Pierre de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” acknowledged his debt to “Louis seigneur de Cossonay” relating to the dowry of “Isabelle sa femme, fille dudit seigneur de Belmont” by charter dated Dec 1320[974].  “Aymon coseigneur de Cossonay chanoine de Lausanne et dame Isabelle veuve de Louis seigneur de Cossonay son frère” agreed that the former had “la tutelle des enfants dudit Louis” in return for “le château, lieu et châtellenie de Berchier” as dower for the latter, by charter dated Jul 1333[975].  Her testament was dated 3 Jan 1366 (O.S.)[976]: Charrière records that Isabelle founded anniversaries for her deceased husband, but notes that “les autres dispositions du testament...ne sont pas connues[977]

Louis [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN [IV] de Cossonay (-[15 Nov 1366/16 Jul 1369])Co-seigneur de Cossonay (with his uncle Aimon).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.?)[978].  “Aymo et Johannes eius nepos domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Johannes filius quondam Nichodi de Vouflens villa domicellus et Johannodus eius nepos filius quondam Nichodi fratris dicti Johannis” regarding jurisdiction “in villa et territorio de Vouflens villa” by charter dated Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[979].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles filius quondam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Franciscus de Bectens domicellus filii Hugueti de Bectens domicelli” regarding the latter’s homage by charter dated 25 Jul 1358[980].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[981].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” sold harvest “sur sa part de la dîme de Penthalaz” to “[les] donzels de Mex” by charter dated 15 Nov 1366[982].  He is named deceased in the 16 Jul 1369 of his son Louis, quoted below.  m (10 Nov 1343) LOUISE de Montbéliard, daughter of HENRI de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes de Bourgogne (-after 18 May 1384, bur Cossonay Saint-Pierre).  “Aymes et Jehan seneis, sire de Cossonay” confirmed having received from “monsr. Henry conte de Montbeliart seignour de Montfacon, pere de damoiselle Loyse ma famme...du dict Jehan” dowry, assigned “sur nostre chastel de Lile pres de Cossonay et Villars bosons” by undated charter[983].  Charrière records her marriage dated 10 Nov 1343[984].  “Henri fils du feu chevalier Girard de Disy” sold property to “Jacques Besançon notaire bourgeois de Cossonay”, with the consent of “le révérend seigneur Aymon de Cossonay évêque de Lausanne, noble Jean seigneur de Cossonay, noble Louise femme de celui-ci, et Girard de Cossonay seigneur de l’Isle chevalier son frère”, by charter dated May 1359[985].  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, requested burial “in ecclesia beati Pauli de Cossonay...cum predicto domino Johanne...viri mei”, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee”, and named as executors “Henricum de Montebellicardo dominum de Orbaz...nepotem meum...et...Ludovicum dominum de Cossonay et de Berchier milites[986].  “Louise de Montbéliard dame de Cossonay et de l’Isle, veuve de feu Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold her parental succession rights to “Etienne de Montbéliard seigneur de Montfaucon son frère” by charter dated 18 May 1384[987].  Jean [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LOUIS [II] de Cossonay (-in Italy [27 Feb/17 Jul] 1383)Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Guillermus de Grandissono dominus de Sancta Cruce et de Albona” granted toll exemptions on “fluvium aque Albone” to “nepoti meo Ludovico domino de Cossonay filio quondam bone memorie domini Johannis nepotis mei” by charter dated 16 Jul 1369[988].  “Louis sire de Cossonay” swore allegiance to Guy de Prangins Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1375[989].  Williams cites other charters dated 10 Apr 1375, 16 Jan 1375 (O.S.), 2 Apr 1377, 31 Aug 1381, 11 Jun 1382 (two) and 8 Feb 1383 (N.S.?) in which Louis [II] was named[990].  Charrière suggests that Louis died after 27 Feb 1383 when the testament of Amédée VI Comte de Savoie names “...Ludovicum de Cossonay dominum de Berthié...”, without the title “Seigneur de Cossonay” (Louis [II]’s paternal uncle who succeeded his nephew, see below), among the executors[991].  The 1 Dec 1387 charter of his uncle Louis [III], quoted below, shows that Louis [II] died in Italy.  m (before 12 Oct 1375) as her second husband, MARGUERITE d’Oron, widow of FRANÇOIS [II] Seigneur de La Sarraz, daughter of AIMON d’Oron Seigneur de Bossonens & his wife Philiberte [Philippine] de Chevron (-after 24 Apr 1410).  Charrière notes her parentage and three marriages, records that she was named as Louis’s wife in a charter dated 1375, and notes that their marriage contract was cited in a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and her sister “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex[992].  The testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[993].  She married thirdly François de Challant Seigneur de Challant, de Montjouvet, de Châtel-Saint-Denis et de Surpierre, later Comte de Challant.  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” her sister[994].  The testament of Marguerite d’Oron, dated 24 Apr 1410, named as her heirs “[les] deux fils qu’elle avait eus de François sire de La-Sarra[995].  Louis [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          LOUISE de Cossonay (-[12 Apr 1395/14 Apr 1398]).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[996]Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[997].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[998].  She succeeded her great-uncle as Dame de Cossonay.  “Jean de Challant seigneur de Cossonay et Louise dame de ce lieu” granted privileges to Senarclens by charter dated 12 Apr 1395[999]m (before 12 Apr 1395) JEAN de Challant, son of IBLET Seigneur de Challant et de Montjouvet & his wife --- (-after 12 Apr 1395).  

ii)         JEANNE de Cossonay (-[6 Apr 1406/1407], bur Cossonay).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1000].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1001].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[1002].  She succeeded her sister as Dame de Cossonay.  “Johanna domina de Cossonay filia bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filiique quondam...Johannis domini de Cossonay avi nostri uxorque...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis dominis de Cossonay” granted privileges to the town of Cossonay by charter dated 14 Apr 1398[1003].  “Jeanne dame de Cossonay femme...[de] Jean de Rougemont chevalier” granted property at Villars-Boson to “Jean Devivaz...” by charter dated 28 Mar 1406[1004].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), requested burial in the parish church of Cossonay, bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...Aymoni bastardo de Cossonay“ and named “maritum suum...dominum Johannem de Rubeomonte militem” as her universal heir[1005].  Charrière describes in detail the various claims made to the Cossonay inheritance after the death of Jeanne de Cossonay[1006]m (before 14 Apr 1398) as his first wife, JEAN de Rougemont, son of HUMBERT Seigneur de Rougemont et d’Usie & his wife Alix de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] (-after 31 Aug 1417).  Seigneur de Cossonay, de iure uxoris.  “Johannes de Rubeo monte miles dominus de Cossonay” established weights of meat for sale in the town of Cossonay by charter dated 4 Oct 1404[1007].  The testament of Alix de Neuchâtel Dame de Rougemont, dated 14 Sep 1414, appointed as her heirs “Thibaud de Rougemont Archévêque de Besançon et Jean de Rougemont Seigneur de Buxières ses fils[1008]

iii)        CLAUDINE de Cossonay (-1394 or after).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1009].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1010].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[1011].  Charrière records her testament dated 1394[1012].  

iv)       NICOLETTE de Cossonay (-[17 Jul 1383/15 May 1386]).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1013].  Nicolette’s absence from the 15 May 1386 charter quoted above which names her sisters suggests that she was deceased at the time. 

b)         ISABELLE de Cossonay (-[1382/17 Jul 1383]).  Charrière records her testament dated 1382[1014].  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1015].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1016].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “Nicolette fille de feu Guillaume sire de Montagny...[1017]m (contract 16 Jul 1377[1018]) GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montagny-les-Monts, son of AIMON [IV] de Montagny-Belp Seigneur de Montagny[1019] & his wife --- (-before 15 May 1386). 

2.         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 1369).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.)[1020].  Prior of Payerne.  Guillaume had [two] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         ANTOINETTE bâtarde de Cossonay (-after 1409).  Charrière records her parentage and two marriages, both her husbands “bourgeois de Cossonay”, her mention as a widow in 1396, her possible second marriage, and the testament dated 1409 of “Antoinaz nutrita de feu Guillaume de Cossonay prieur de Payerne” which named as her heirs her daughter by her first marriage and her then husband[1021]m firstly AIMON Domgirard, son of --- (-before 1396).  [m secondly JEAN Carrel, son of ---.] m [secondly/thirdly] JEAN de Tourrel, son of --- (-after 1409). 

b)         [AIMON bâtard de Cossonay (-after 6 Apr 1406).  Charrière suggests that Guillaume was the father of “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay, donzel, auteur de la branche illégitime de la maison de ce nom[1022].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay donzel[1023].  The testament of “Marguerite de Salabruche”, dated 14 Sep 1394, bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay[1024].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “...Aymoni bastardo de Cossonay[1025].] 

-        COSSONAY, branche bâtarde[1026]

3.         LOUIS [III] de Cossonay (-[Sep 1394/12 Apr 1395], maybe 19 Sep 1394, bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.)[1027].  Seigneur de Bercher: “Loys de Cossonay seignour de Berchier et Marguerite de Sarbruches sa femme” acknowledged receipt of payment from “mon...oncle Monsr de Montbeliart” by charter dated 1365[1028].  “Monsr. Loys de Cossonay chevalier” acted as guarantor for “Monsr. Louis seignour de Montjoye”, imprisoned at Blâmont castle by “Monsr. Thiebaut seignour de Nuefchastel” by charter dated 23 Jun 1373 “en la forterace et donjon de Berchie[1029].  The testament of Amédée VI Comte de Savoie, dated 27 Feb 1383, names “...Ludovicum de Cossonay dominum de Berthié...” among his executors[1030].  He succeeded his nephew Louis [II] as Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1031].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1032].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, requested burial “dans l’église de la bien-heureuse Marie de Lausanne...auprès de Jordane dame de Cossonay”, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs, substituting successively “Nicolette fille de feu Guillaume sire de Montagny...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax”, and bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay donzel[1033].  The testament of Amédée VII Comte de Savoie, dated 1 Oct 1391, named “Bonæ de Borbonio comitissæ Sabaudiæ eius...genitricis cum...Ludovici domini de Cossonay” as his executors[1034].  He died before 12 Apr 1395 when his niece Louise is named as dame de Cossonay (see above).  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 19 Sep of “Ludouico de Cossonay[1035], which Charrière suggests relates to Louis [III], noting an inventory dated 1441 which records a donation made by him to the church[1036].  m (before 1365) MARGARETA von Saarbrücken, daughter of [JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his second wife Marguerite de Grancey] (-[14 Sep 1394/[Mar] 1395, bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  Charrière names Margareta as the daughter of Simon von Saarbrücken and his wife Marguerite de Savoie-Vaud[1037].  Margareta’s appointment of Eudes [VII] Seigneur de Grancey as her heir in her testament, cited below, suggests that she was the daughter of Johann [I] Graf von Saarbrücken by his second wife who was Eudes [VII]’s paternal aunt.  No direct family relationship has been found between Simon von Saarbrücken and the Grancey family, which makes Margareta’s testament difficult to understand if Simon was her father.  This suggestion appears corroborated by Margareta’s absence from the 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud, which names his nephew Johann von Saarbrücken and refers to Johann’s two sisters [presumably referring to Mathilde and Johanna] but does not refer to a third sister [Margareta][1038].  “Loys de Cossonay seignour de Berchier et Marguerite de Sarbruches sa femme” acknowledged receipt of payment from “mon...oncle Monsr de Montbeliart” by charter dated 1365[1039].  The testament of “Marguerite de Salabruche”, dated 14 Sep 1394, requested burial at Lausanne Notre-Dame, named “Odon sire de Grancey chevalier” as her heir in the duchy of Burgundy and bequeathed all her other assets to her husband Louis Seigneur de Cossonay, except bequests to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay[1040].  Charrière suggests that she predeceased her husband as no record has been found which indicates her holding the castle of Bercher in her own name[1041]

4.         GERARD de Cossonay (-[May 1359/Dec 1362]).  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[1042].  Seigneur de l’Isle.  “Henri fils du feu chevalier Girard de Disy” sold property to “Jacques Besançon notaire bourgeois de Cossonay”, with the consent of “le révérend seigneur Aymon de Cossonay évêque de Lausanne, noble Jean seigneur de Cossonay, noble Louise femme de celui-ci, et Girard de Cossonay seigneur de l’Isle chevalier son frère”, by charter dated May 1359[1043].  “Jean seigneur de Cossonay chevalier, frère [de]...Girard, et qui avait succédé aux biens de ce dernier” confirmed an earlier charter issued by the last-named by charter dated Dec 1362[1044].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1045]

5.         AGNES de Cossonay (-before 1 Dec 1387).  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1046]

 

 

Prangins was allocated to Guillaume de Cossonay in [1230/32] under the division of Cossonay family territories which followed the death of his father.  As noted in the Introduction to this section above, Prangins is located on the western shore of Lake Geneva, about 40 kilometres south-west of Lausanne, on the northern outskirts of Nyon.  Situated originally in the old county “des Equestres” (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS), the seigneurie de Prangins included the town of Nyon and the castles of Mont-le-Vieux and Bioley.  The family also possessed the seigneuries de Grandcour and Bellerive in Le Vully.  Guillaume de Cossonay’s descendants also possessed the seigneuries of Grandcour and Bellerive in Le Vully (present-day Swiss canton of Fribourg).  At the end of 1292, suzerainty over the lands of the seigneurs de Prangins were partitioned between Amédée V Comte de Savoie and his brother Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1047]

 

GUILLAUME de Cossonay, son of JEAN [I] de Cossonay & his wife Agnes --- (-[13/16] Sep 1267).  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[1048].  Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[1049].  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[1050].  Seigneur de Prangins.  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[1051].  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” [Dully, Verney near Brussins] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[1052].  A charter dated 1248 records a dispute between Guillaume de Prangins and Oujon relating to various donations[1053].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1054].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” [Crassier, Grens, Vich, Burtigny] in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1055].  The testament of Guillaume Seigneur de Prangins, dated 25 May 1256, named “episcopum Lausannensem fratrem suum...dominam Alys uxorem suam, tutricem et dominam totius terre sue, quamdiu voluerit cum filiis suis commorari[1056].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” confirmed that “Guido de Monte castello meo...” sold land to Bonmont by charter dated 1254[1057].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” mortgaged “decimas...de Quinsins” to Bonmont by charter dated 24 Jun 1258[1058].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1059].  “Williermus dominus de Prengins” granted annual harvest to “Ysabelle de Gresie uxori Johannis filii nostri” by charter dated 13 Jun 1262[1060].  “Williermus de Pringins miles” donated payments to Bonmont for his anniversary by charter dated 13 Sep 1267[1061]

m firstly (before Aug 1238) ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1238).  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[1062]

m secondly (after 1238) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 16 Mar 1268).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1063].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1064].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1065].  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1066]

Guillaume & his second wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN de Prangins ([1240?]-[25 May/23 Sep] 1284).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1067].  His mother’s identity is confirmed by the 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.) charter cited below, although Charrière suggests that, despite the wording of that document, the chronology indicates that Jean was born from his father’s first marriage[1068].  However, Jean’s marriage “before 13 Jun 1262” would be consistent with his birth in [1240], assuming that his father’s first wife died soon after the Aug 1238 charter in which she is named.  Alix being Jean’s mother also appears consistent with his father’s 25 May 1256 testament quoted above.  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1069].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1070]Seigneur de Prangins.  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1071].  “Johannes [...dominus] de Pringins domicellus” confirmed an agreement between “Widonem de Brusinez...” and Filly convent by charter dated 31 May 1271[1072].  “Johannes dns de Prangins” sold property “in villa et territorio de Brussins” to Romainmôtier, naming “Jacobum condominum de Albona” as guarantor, by charter dated 10 Jan 1272 (O.S.?)[1073].  A charter dated 1276 records the arbitration of a dispute between Jean Seigneur de Prangins and Payerne convent relating to Bassins[1074].  Jean de Prangins presumably died before 23 Sep 1284, the date of the charter quoted below in which his brother is named “Aymo dnus de Prangins”.  [In addition to the above, a series of documents has been attributed to Jean [II] Seigneur de Cossonay, particularly by Charrière.  Williams suggests that all these documents refer more probably to Jean Seigneur de Prangins, highlighting in particular that Commugny (the subject of the 22 Sep 1264 and 27 Sep 1274 documents) is located near Nyon and Prangins, both seigneuries of the Prangins branch, as was Bioley cited in the 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.) document[1075].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay et de Prangins et filii eius” declared having no right “in domo de Cuminiaco” [Commugny], acquired by Pierre Comte de Savoie, by charter dated 22 Sep 1264[1076].  It is uncertain whether this charter is misdated and in fact reflects the 27 Sep 1274 charter quoted below.  “Johannes dominus Cossoniaci et filii sui” acknowledged having no claim over “in domo Cumuniaci” [Commugny] by charter dated 27 Sep 1274[1077].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” enlarged the fief of “donzel Jacques, fils du donzel Jean de Senarclens” by charter dated 1279, Charrière suggesting that the document relates to Jean [III] Seigneur de Cossonay (see above)[1078], which does not explain the apparent absence from the document of Jordane, mother and guardian of Jean [III] who was young at the time.  Charrière suggests that the following document also relates to Jean [II] Seigneur de Cossonay[1079], although the basis for his supposed involvement in Prangins is unclear:  Johannes dominus de Prengins...et liberos suos” swore homage to Rudolf King of Germany for “castrum suum de Byole...et castellaniam de Prengins” by charter dated “sabbato ante festum beati Gregorii” 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.)[1080].  He bases his argument on the supposition that Jean Seigneur de Prangins was deceased at the time, but the only certainty appears to be that he died before 23 Sep 1284.]  m firstly (before 13 Jun 1262) ISABELLE de Greysier, daughter of --- (-after 13 Jun 1262).  “Williermus dominus de Prengins” granted annual harvest to “Ysabelle de Gresie uxori Johannis filii nostri” by charter dated 13 Jun 1262[1081].  She is named as mother of Ancelisia in the undated charter quoted below.  m secondly (before 26 Mar 1275) GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” noted that “dom(inus) Aymo comes Gebenn(ensis)” had granted “tutelam liberorum Petri dicti de Sala de Cletis” to “michi et Guill(eleme) uxori mee”, swore allegiance to Comte Aimon for the duration of the guardianship, by charter dated 26 Mar 1274 (O.S.)[1082].  Jean & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ANCELLIE de Prangins (-after 10 Jan 1302).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” to “Peronetus eius frater” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299, witnessed by “Humbertus frater dicte Ancelliy...”[1083].  “Petrus filius Johannis de Prangins, domicelli” transferred back “castro [et] castellania Dudo de Monz” to “Ancellyy eius sorori” by charter dated 10 Jan 1301 (O.S.)[1084]

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

b)         HUMBERT de Prangins (-after 18/20 Apr 1299).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299, witnessed by “Humbertus frater dicte Ancelliy...”[1085].  The wording of the witness clause suggests that Humbert was the full brother of Ancellie, although this is not beyond all doubt. 

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

c)         PIERRE de Prangins (-after 23 Jan 1323).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” to “Peronetus eius frater” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299[1086].  It is not clear from this document whether Ancellie and Pierre shared the same mother.  The following document suggests that Isabelle was only the mother of Ancellie: an undated charter, maybe dated to the early 15th century, which records disputes between Bonmont and the county of Gruyère and notes donations made by “Vullermus pro tunc dominus de Prengins, de Mons, du Byolley, de Marchissie...”, actions by “Johannes filius predicti Vullermi, domini de Prengins...et...Ancellesia filia ipsius Johannis et nepta dicti Vullermi...Peroneto fratri suo...Ysabelle ipsius Ancellesie matris”, the latter dated 1299, by “Petrus filius predicti Johannis de Prengino...dominus predicti castri de Monte...” dated 1301[1087].  “Petrus filius Johannis de Prangins, domicelli” transferred back “castro [et] castellania Dudo de Monz” to “Ancellyy eius sorori” by charter dated 10 Jan 1301 (O.S.)[1088].  The wording of his second wife’s 23 Jan 1322 (O.S.) charter cited below suggests that Pierre was still alive at that date.  Charrière discusses possible descendants of Pierre until the early 15th century[1089]m firstly (before 1310) as her second husband, ALIX d’Aubonne, widow of --- d’Aubonne, daughter of JEAN co-Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife --- (-[1310/12]).  “Girard et Etienne d’Aubonne, de Lausanne” claimed property, in their name and in the name of “Alexie leur mère fille de Jean coseigneur d’Aubonne et remariée à Pierre de Prangins” by charter dated 1310[1090]m secondly ([1311/12]) PERRETTE de Cheseaux, daughter of GUILLAUME dit Assentiz de Chesaux & his wife ---.  “Perette et Isabelle filles de feu Guillaume dit Assentiz de Cheseaux donzel” sold property to “Johannod fils de feu Guillaume, fils de Pierre de Cheseaux”, with the consent of “Pierre de Prangins donzel mari de la prénommée Perrette...Guiot l’époux d’Isabelle”, by charter dated 1312[1091].  “Perette de Cheseaux femme de Pierre de Prangins” is named in a charter dated 23 Jan 1322 (O.S.)[1092]

d)         JEAN de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1093]

e)         BLANCHE de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1094]

f)          ALIX de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1095]m (before 1297) GUILLAUME de Charrères, son of ---. 

2.         GUILLAUME de Prangins (-after 1259).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1096]

3.         ISABELLE de Prangins .  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1097]

4.         AGNES de Prangins .  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1098]

5.         AIMON de Prangins ([after 1259]-after 21 Jul 1306).  His absence from the 1259 charter quoted above suggests that Aimon was born after that date.  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1099]Seigneur de Prangins (presumably on behalf of his minor nephew): “Aymo dnus de Prangins” settled a dispute with Romainmôtier concerning “domo de Brussins” by charter dated 23 Sep 1284[1100].  Seigneur de Nyon: “Aymo de Prengins dominus de Nyons” confirmed the sale of the mills of Coster and Lusigny made to Bonmont by “domini Willermi de Prengins quondam patris nostri” by charter dated 18 Oct 1284[1101].  A charter dated late-Jun 1291 was sealed by “Aymonis de Pringins domini de Nyons[1102].  A charter dated 29 Apr 1294 records “Aymonem de Nyons filium domini Willermi de Prangino” making concessions to Savoy “de castro et villa Nyviduni[1103]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON

 

 

The small town of Grandson is located “dans les confins du Mont-Jura” between the cantons of Bern and Fribourg, on the western shore of Lake Neuchâtel, in present-day Switzerland[1104].  Champvent, another family property, is located a few kilometres west of Grandson.  The Grandson family also held two significant properties in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud with which junior branches of the family were enfeoffed, as will be seen below: La Sarraz (a few kilometres south-east of Romainmôtier abbey, a similar distance north of Cossonay, and about 20 kilometres north-west of Lausanne) and Belmont (now Belmont-sur-Yverdon, about 5 kilometres south of Grandson[1105]). 

 

Until the mid-12th century, the sources record both the descendants of Lambert and of Adalbert as seigneurs de Grandson.  It is likely that the two families were closely related, but the primary sources which confirm this relationship have not been identified: some ideas are discussed below.  No indication has been found about how power at Grandson was shared between the two families.  David Williams has studied the Grandson families in great detail in several recent, well-argued, articles which are referenced below.  He has also discussed many difficult aspects of the family reconstruction with me.  His expertise has been invaluable in drafting the following latest version of this section. 

 

 

The ancestry of Adalbert de Grandson and Lambert de Grandson, ancestors of the two branches of the seigneurie de Grandson, is not known.  Gingins-La-Sarraz identifies Lambert as the “dernier comte laïque du Pays-de-Vaud” (Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud]), noting that, having fallen into disgrace, Rudolf III King of Burgundy in 1011 deprived him of his county which he granted to the bishop of Lausanne (no source cited)[1106].  Gingins-La-Sarraz’s suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view: Comte Lambert is named between [1001/02] and 1018, whereas the sons of Lambert de Grandson survived well into the 12th century.  Charrière names “Adalbert et Lambert auteurs de deux branches de [la] famille [de Grandson]” as sons of Comte Lambert [II], recording in later passages the descendants of Adalbert as “la branche aînée” and of Lambert as “la branche cadette[1107].  While a close relationship between the Vaud and Grandson families is indicated by both using the names Lambert and Adalbert, the chronology suggests that Lambert de Grandson belonged to a later generation than Adalbert (in another passage Charrière names Lambert “neveu du sénieur Adalbert[1108]).  For presentational purposes, they are shown below as possible uncle and nephew.  Lambert’s descendants are recorded as “seigneur de Grandson” from [1110/11], suggesting a family agreement with the descendants of Adalbert to share the seigneurie.  No trace of such agreement has been found. 

 

Two possible brothers: 

1.         ADALBERT de Grandson ([before 1025?]-after 27 Sep 1049).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult during his dispute with Romainmôtier.  Seigneur de Grandson: an undated charter which names “Gregorius episcopus” [Pope Gregory VI 1045-1047], addressed to Odilo Abbot of Cluny [994-1049], reports attacks on Romainmôtier by “Adalbertus princeps castri Grantionensis cum suis militibus[1109].  An undated charter, maybe dated to 27 Sep 1049, records [presumably the same] dispute between Romainmôtier and “Adalbertus” regarding “villa...Ferrarius” taken by “senior Adalbertus”, naming “domnus Otto filius eius[1110].  Charrière analyses this dispute in detail[1111].  Adalbert is named as father of Othon, Conon and Rigaud in the [1075/87] charter quoted below. 

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON (line of ADALBERT)

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

a)         LAMBERT de Grandson ([before 1045?]-[1090?]).  [Comte] de Grandson.  He is named as father of Lambert Bishop of Lausanne in the Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium, quoted below, in which the bishop is named “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun”.  No indication has been found that Lambert used this title during his lifetime or that Grandson was ever recognised as a county.  Charrière suggests that “le titre de comte que le cartulaire lui attribue par courtoisie est une réminiscence de la dignité que son aïeul Lambert avait occupée” [assuming Lambert’s descent from Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud] as discussed above][1112].  No document has been found which names Lambert in his own capacity.  No indication has been found of his date of death, although his being named as father of Bishop Lambert in 1090 suggests that he may still have been alive at the time.  Considering that his son Conon was named in [1139/48], and in light of his son Lambert’s episcopal appointment in 1090, it is unlikely that Lambert was born later than [1045]. 

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON (line of LAMBERT)

 

 

LAMBERT de Grandson, son of --- ([before 1045?]-[1090?]).  [Comte] de Grandson.  He is named as father of Lambert Bishop of Lausanne in the Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium, quoted below, in which the bishop is named “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun”.  No indication has been found that Lambert used this title during his lifetime or that Grandson was ever recognised as a county.  Charrière suggests that “le titre de comte que le cartulaire lui attribue par courtoisie est une réminiscence de la dignité que son aïeul Lambert avait occupée” [assuming Lambert’s descent from Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud] as he suggested in an earlier passage as discussed above][1113].  No document has been found which names Lambert in his own capacity.  No indication has been found of his date of death, although his being named as father of Bishop Lambert in 1090 suggests that he may still have been alive at the time, although his absence from the [1090] charter quoted below which names his four sons suggests that he died soon afterwards.  Considering that his son Conon was named in [1139/48] (see below), and in light of his son Lambert’s episcopal appointment in 1090, it is unlikely that Lambert was born later than [1045]. 

m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  She may have been related to Eldegarde, wife of Othon Avoué de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  Eldegarde’s connection with the Grandson family is indicated by the [1090] charter quoted below in which her son Amédée is named “nepos” of Lambert de Grandson Bishop of Lausanne.  Charrière calls Bishop Lambert “oncle (maternel)” of Amédée, presumably interpreting “nepos” in its strict sense of nephew[1114].  If he is correct, Amédée’s mother would have been the bishop’s sister.  However, the chronology is unfavorable, Amédée’s birth being estimated to [1050?] and the bishop’s father’s to [before 1045?] (both very approximate dates).  Moreover, it seems more usual for rights in property (the serf in the [1090] charter) to be held jointly by collaterals, inherited from a common ancestor, than by four brothers with a sister (represented by her surviving son).  “Nepos” in the [1090] charter probably therefore indicated a more distant family relationship than nephew.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the relationship was on the maternal side of the Grandson family, in which case the four brothers and Amédée were descended from two sisters who shared the inheritance of their father. 

Lambert & his wife had four children:

1.         OLRY [Ulric] de Grandson (-after [1109?]).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090], witnessed by “Bencelino de Grancione...[1115].  “Philippus de Grantione” renounced claims over serfs in favour of Romainmôtier by charter dated 24 Feb [1101 or 1107], witnessed by “Uldrico fratre suo de Grancione...[1116].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1117]same person as...?  OLRY de Grandson (-after [1130]).  “Eubolus de Grancione” relinquished rights “in terra sancti Petri...” in favour of Romainmôtier by undated charter, dated to [1130], witnessed by “Walcherius, Vldricus de Grancione...[1118].  A charter dated 1140 records that “Ebalus Falconis de Grandissono filius” founded the abbey of the Lac-de-Joux, in the presence of “Vdricus de Grandissono...[1119].  Presumably this charter was dated many years after the foundation. 

2.         LAMBERT de Grandson ([after 1065?]-after 1090).  It is suggested that Lambert was his father’s second son as it seems unlikely that the oldest son would have entered the church.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the election of “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as bishop of Lausanne[1120].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Lambertus…filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” succeeded “Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus…filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudenges” [who was killed 24 Dec 1089] as bishop of Lausanne but was removed from office[1121].  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090], witnessed by “Bencelino de Grancione...”[1122]

3.         PHILIPPE de Grandson (-after 14 Jun 1126, bur Romainmôtier).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][1123].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1124]Seigneur de Grandson.  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1125].  “Humbertus de Salinis...per manum domini Cononis de Grantione et domini Philippi fratris eius et Girardi de Longavilla” approved the donation made by Anseric Archbishop of Besançon to Romainmôtier of “ecclesia sancti Andreæ de Bannens” by charter dated 14 Jun 1126[1126].  His place of burial is confirmed by his son Falcon’s [1139/48] charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Philippe’s wife is not known.  Philippe & his wife had three children: 

a)         FALCON de Grandson (-after 1154, maybe before [1158/60]).  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1127].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1128]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Dominus Falco de Grantione et fratres eius” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “patris sui Philippi qui apud monasterium quiescit et...matris sue et decessorum suorum”, by charter dated to [1139/48], witnessed by “Cono de Granzione patruus eorum...”, later confirmed in front of the whole convent in the presence of “...Hugo clericus filius Cononis de Grancione...[1129].  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1130].  If the speculation about his sons below is correct, Falco died before [1158/60].  m --- (-after 1154).  She is referred to but not named in the 1154 charter quoted above.  Falcon & his wife had [three children]: 

i)          [HUGUES de GrandsonSeigneur de GrandsonDonnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1131].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of the witnesses.  The seigneurial title attributed to Hugues may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.] 

ii)         [GUILLAUME de Grandson .  “Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1132].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of Hugues and Guillaume de Grandson.  The seigneurial title attributed to the former may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.  If that is correct, Guillaume may have been a younger brother of Hugues.] 

iii)        [GAUCHER de Grandson .  “Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1133].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of Hugues and Guillaume de Grandson.  The seigneurial title attributed to the former may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.  If that is correct, Gaucher may have been another younger brother of Hugues.] 

b)         CONON de Grandson (-after 1154).  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1134].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1135].  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1136].  [A charter dated to [1160] records that “dominus Cono de Grancione” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier[1137].  Presumably this charter could refer either to Conon son of Lambert or to Conon son of Philippe.] 

c)         GAUCHER de Grandson .  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1138]

4.         CONON de Grandson (-after [1139/48]).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][1139].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1140]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Humbertus de Salinis...per manum domini Cononis de Grantione et domini Philippi fratris eius et Girardi de Longavilla” approved the donation made by Anseric Archbishop of Besançon to Romainmôtier of “ecclesia sancti Andreæ de Bannens” by charter dated 14 Jun 1126[1141].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1142].  “Dominus Falco de Grantione et fratres eius” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “patris sui Philippi qui apud monasterium quiescit et...matris sue et decessorum suorum”, by charter dated to [1139/48], witnessed by “Cono de Granzione patruus eorum...[1143].  [A charter dated to [1160] records that “dominus Cono de Grancione” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier[1144].  Presumably this charter could refer either to Conon son of Lambert or to Conon son of Philippe.]  m ---.  The name of Conon’s wife is not known.  Conon & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES de Grandson .  “Dominus Falco de Grantione et fratres eius” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “patris sui Philippi qui apud monasterium quiescit et...matris sue et decessorum suorum”, by charter dated to [1139/48], witnessed by “Cono de Granzione patruus eorum...”, later confirmed in front of the whole convent in the presence of “...Hugo clericus filius Cononis de Grancione...”[1145]

 

 

The parentage of Huon de Grandson is uncertain.  Charrière suggests that he was the son of Gaucher, son of Philippe de Grandson (descended from Lambert de Grandson, see above), rejecting a theory that his father was Gaucher, son of Ebles [I] de Grandson (descended from Adalbert de Grandson, ancestor of the other branch of the Grandson family which is shown below) which was favoured by “la collection de Mulinen[1146].  While the chronology does not appear to favour Charrière’s suggestion (if Gaucher, son of Philippe was named in [1110/11], it is unlikely that his son would have died [1194/1213]), it would be unsurprising if Hugues was descended from another unidentified member of Lambert de Grandson’s line as both family branches are recorded as sharing the seigneurial title from [1110/11].  However, Huon named his older son “Ebles”, a name used among Adalbert’s descendants but which has not been found among the known descendants of Lambert de Grandson.  As noted below, Gingins-La-Sarraz’s Annales du Lac-de-Joux record donations made by “Bartholomé seigneur de la Sarraz fils d’Ebald le fondateur” and “Hugues Seigneur de Grandson son petit-fils, neveu de Bartholomé”.  Although at first sight the family relationship “neveu” suggests that both donors belonged to the same branch of the Grandson family, the term “nepos/neveu” could have been used in an extended sense which, in the case of Huon, could stretch to descendants of Lambert’s branch. 

 

1.         HUON de Grandson (-[1194/1213]).  A charter dated 1177 records donations to Montheron made, among others, by “domnus Yeblo de Bellomonte” witnessed by “Huo de Gransum, Willelmus de Ciccuns...”, the witnesses donating property “in territorio de Buirum[1147].  “Huo vir nobilis Grandissoni” donated property “et duas partes decime eiusdem terre...inter...Fyx usque ad Ysernum...” to Hautcrèt, with the support of “filius eius maior...Ebled...uxor eius in castro de Pringis, in aula domini Petri”, by charter dated 1179, witnessed by “...Jacomed [Johannes?] filius domni Petri de Cossonay...Postea filius eius minor...Walcherus laudavit apud Bonum montem...[1148]Seigneur de Grandson: Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “domini Huonis de Grancon” donated “locum...Lancea infra fines Concise” to Fontaine-André abbey, with the consent of “uxore et filiis Gualchero et Hebalo” and support of “Petro filio Gualcheri de Blonay”, by charter dated to [1194][1149].  Huon was presumably deceased in 1213, the date of his son Gaucher’s charter quoted below.  m [--- de Cossonay, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife ---] (-after [1194]).  Charrière records her marriage and suggests her parentage based on the 1179 document quoted above[1150].  Williams suggests that her appearance “in...Pringis, in aula domini Petris” in that charter suggests that her possible parentage as shown here is correct[1151].  She is referred to, but not named in her husband’s [1194] charter.  Huon & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBLES de Grandson (-after 1179, maybe after [1194]).  “Huo vir nobilis Grandissoni” donated property “et duas partes decime eiusdem terre...inter...Fyx usque ad Ysernum...” to Hautcrèt, with the support of “filius eius maior...Ebled...”, by charter dated 1179[1152].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “domini Huonis de Grancon” donated “locum...Lancea infra fines Concise” to Fontaine-André abbey, with the consent of “uxore et filiis Gualchero et Hebalo”, by charter dated to [1194][1153].  The reversal of the names Gaucher and Ebles in the [1194] document, compared with the 1179 charter, has not been explained unless Ebles who was named in 1179 had died and had been replaced by a younger son also named Ebles who was born after 1179. 

b)         GAUCHER de Grandson (-after 15 May 1219).  “Huo vir nobilis Grandissoni” donated property “et duas partes decime eiusdem terre...inter...Fyx usque ad Ysernum...” to Hautcrèt by charter dated 1179, which adds in the witness list that “...Postea filius eius minor...Walcherus laudavit apud Bonum montem...[1154]Seigneur de Grandson: “...dominus Walcherus de Grandisono...” witnessed the 1213 charter under which “dominus Cono de Duan” acknowledged the wrong committed by “dominus Cunradus avunculus eius” against Cressier church[1155].  An undated charter records that Roger Bishop of Lausanne purchased property “apud Vilar comitis” [Villars-le-Comte] from “Walcherio de Granzon[1156].  “Huo de Grancon” mortgaged property “apud Essertines” to Lausanne Notre-Dame and in 1216 claimed that he had repaid the principle (which the church denied)[1157].  “Walcherus de Grancon...” witnessed the charter dated 15 May 1219 under which “Iohannes dominus de Cossonaj” returned to Lausanne Notre-Dame a serf donated by “Petrus donnus pater suus” for “Isabella filia sua[1158]

 

 

ADALBERT de Grandson, son of --- ([before 1125?]-after 27 Sep 1049).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult during his dispute with Romainmôtier.  Seigneur de Grandson: an undated charter which names “Gregorius episcopus” [Pope Gregory VI 1045-1047], addressed to Odilo Abbot of Cluny [994-1049], reports attacks on Romainmôtier by “Adalbertus princeps castri Grantionensis cum suis militibus[1159].  An undated charter, maybe dated to 27 Sep 1049, records [presumably the same] dispute between Romainmôtier and “Adalbertus” regarding “villa...Ferrarius” taken by “senior Adalbertus”, naming “domnus Otto filius eius[1160].  Charrière analyses this dispute in detail[1161].  Adalbert is named as father of Othon, Conon and Rigaud in the [1075/87] charter quoted below. 

m ---.  The name of Adalbert’s wife is not known. 

Adalbert & his wife had three children:

1.         OTHON (-after [1075/87]).  An undated charter, maybe dated to 27 Sep 1049, records a dispute between Romainmôtier and “Adalbertus” regarding “villa...Ferrarius” taken by “senior Adalbertus”, naming “domnus Otto filius eius[1162].  “Rigaldus” donated property “in villa Tritiniaco” to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “uxor mea Helena”, by charter dated to [1050/1100], witnessed by “Otto frater eius...[1163].  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone et fratribus meis Ottone atque Conone qui et Falco”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1164]

2.         CONON [Falcon] (-[before 1114]).  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone et fratribus meis Ottone atque Conone qui et Falco”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1165].  [Bouchard suggests that the husband of Aelis de Ramerupt was the same person as Foulques de Bourgogne, son of Renaud Comte de Bourgogne[1166].  However, if it is correct, as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln,  that Conon died soon “before 1114” (which date has not been verified), the suggestion is unlikely to be correct.]  The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis names him “quidam...nobilissimus princeps in Burgundia...Falco de Jur, vel de Serrata” when recording his marriage[1167].  The explanation for “de Jur” [Joux?] has not been found.  No connection has been found between Conon/Falcon and the family of the seigneurs de Joux (whose genealogy was studied in the mid-19th century by Estavayer[1168]).  One possible explanation is confusion with “Falco” son of Amaury de Joux, who witnessed the following charter: “Amaldricus” [identified as Amaury [I] de Joux] disputed properties with Romainmôtier by charter dated Jan [before 1075], witnessed by “...filiis Amaldrici, Hugone, Falcone, Landrico[1169].  He presumably died before 4 Jun 1114, the date of the charter of his sons quoted below.  m AELIS de Ramerupt, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia” as fifth daughter of Hilduin Comte de Roucy[1170].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “sexta filia Hilduini comitis Adelidis” as mother of “filium columbine simplicitatis nomine Bartholomeum…[et] Ebalum[1171].  The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis records that “nobilissimus princeps in Burgundia…Falco de Jur, vel de Serrata” married “comitis Hilduini [comes Rociensis]…unam ex filiabus eius…Adeladam”, after capturing her father and releasing him only after agreeing the marriage[1172].  Conon & his wife had [ten] children: 

a)         EBLES [I] (-15 May [1132/34]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “filium columbine simplicitatis nomine Bartholomeum, qui prius fuit thesaurius Remensis ecclesie et Sancti Quintini et Lausannensis, postea vero Laudunensis antistes, novissime devotus in Fusniaco monacus…post quem mater eius genuit Ebalum cum aliis liberis utriusque sexus” as children of “sexta filia Hilduini comitis Adelidis[1173]

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b)         BARTHELEMY [I] (-1158).  The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis names “episcopum domnum Bartholomæum [Remensis ecclesiæ Beatæ Mariæ canonicum et thesaurarium]” as the son of Foulques de Joux and his wife[1174].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “filium columbine simplicitatis nomine Bartholomeum, qui prius fuit thesaurius Remensis ecclesie et Sancti Quintini et Lausannensis, postea vero Laudunensis antistes, novissime devotus in Fusniaco monacus…post quem mater eius genuit Ebalum cum aliis liberis utriusque sexus” as children of “sexta filia Hilduini comitis Adelidis[1175].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Ebalum et…episcopum Laudunensem Bartholomeum et eorum sorores” as children of “Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia[1176]Bishop of Laon 1113, resigned 1150.  The Continuatio Praemonstratensis of Sigebert’s Chronica records in 1150 that “Bartholomeus Laudunensis episcopus” became a monk at “Fusniaci” [Foigny] after 38 years as bishop[1177]

c)         HUGUES (-after 4 Jun 1114).  “Donnus Hebalus et donnus Ugo frater suus” donated “homines et feminas...in villa...Ferreres” to Romainmôtier by charter dated 4 Jun 1114[1178]

d)         [--- .  Maybe this son was one of the other sons named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          HUGUES .  Gingins-La-Sarraz’s Annales du Lac-de-Joux record that “Bartholomé seigneur de la Sarraz fils d’Ebald le fondateur” donated Orny church to Le Lac-de-Joux abbey and “Hugues Seigneur de Grandson son petit-fils, neveu de Bartholomé...deux moulins à Sainte-Croix avec la Combe de Lantife ou des Nairvaux et des terres à Essert sous Montagny” (no date)[1179].  The corresponding primary source has not been identified, so the “La Sarraz” reference has not been checked.  The donation is referred to the 29 Sep 1177 bull of Pope Alexander III which confirms the possessions of Le Lac-de-Joux, including the donation of “pascus de Lantifer...calcem de Jura” made by “Huguo de Grandissono[1180]

e)         LOUIS (-18 Mar [1160/62]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Deacon at Lausanne.  Bishop of Sion 1130. 

f)          [ERMENTRUDE [de Joux] .  Three different sources specify somewhat different versions of the parentage of Ermentrude.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Ebalum et…episcopum Laudunensem Bartholomeum et eorum sorores” as children of “Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia”, specifying that one sister married “Henrico comiti de Grandi prato[1181].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to “unam sororum domni Bartholomei” as wife of “Henricus de Grandi-prato[1182].   The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis names “Ermentrudis” as one of “aliis filiis et filiabus” of Foulques de Joux and his wife, adding that she married “Henricus comes de Grandiprato[1183].  It is possible that Ermentrude was the sister of Ebles [I] de Grandson, although if that is correct the reference to “Joux” has not been explained (other than the confusion concerning Joux referred to above in relation to her supposed father).  m HENRI Comte de Grandpré et de Porcien, son of HENRI [Hezelin] Comte & his wife --- de Porcien (-before 1151).] 

g)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the husband of “alteram Bartholomei episcopi sororem” as “Erchenbaldus vicecomes de Mascuns” and their children “Hugonem thesaurarium Remensis ecclesie et Stephanum monachum, Ertaldum, Erchembaldum et sorores eorum” names the children of Ertald as “equivocum sibi Ertaldum” names the husband of one of Ertald’s sisters as “Amedeo de Alta-ripa” names “Amedeum Lausanensem episcopum”as son of “Amedeo de Alta-ripa”[1184]m ARCHAMBAUD Vicomte de Mazuns, son of ---. 

h)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the husband of “terciam sororem domni Bartholomei” as “Trombertus de Alta-villa” and their sons as “Wibertum et fratrem eius[1185]m TROMBERT de Hauterive, son of ---. 

i)          daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the husband of “quartam [sororem domni Bartholomei]” as “Paganus de Sancci, que filias habuit[1186]m PAGAN de Sanci, son of ---. 

j)          daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the husband of “quintam [sororem domni Bartholomei]” as “Berlo de Mureno[1187]m BERLO de Mureno, son of ---. 

3.         RIGAUD (-after [1075/87]).  “Rigaldus” donated property “in villa Tritiniaco” to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “uxor mea Helena”, by charter dated to [1050/1100], witnessed by “Otto frater eius...[1188].  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone et fratribus meis Ottone atque Conone qui et Falco”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1189]m HELENE, daughter of --- (-after [1075/87]).  “Rigaldus” donated property “in villa Tritiniaco” to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “uxor mea Helena”, by charter dated to [1050/1100], witnessed by “Otto frater eius...[1190].  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone et fratribus meis Ottone atque Conone qui et Falco”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1191].  Rigaud & his wife had five children: 

a)         OTHON .  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone...”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1192]

b)         ADEMAR .  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone...”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1193]

c)         ARTAUD .  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone...”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1194]

d)         JARENTON .  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone...”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1195]

e)         PIERRE .  “Rigaldus miles de Grantione filius Adalberti” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, when “filio nostro Petro” entered the convent, with the consent of “uxore mea Helena et filiis meis Ottone, Ademaro, Artaldo atque Jarentone...”, by charter dated to [1075/87][1196].  Monk at Romainmôtier. 

 

 

EBLES [I] de Grandson, son of CONON [Falcon] de Grandson & his wife Aelis de Ramerupt (-15 May [1132/34]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “filium columbine simplicitatis nomine Bartholomeum, qui prius fuit thesaurius Remensis ecclesie et Sancti Quintini et Lausannensis, postea vero Laudunensis antistes, novissime devotus in Fusniaco monacus…post quem mater eius genuit Ebalum cum aliis liberis utriusque sexus” as children of “sexta filia Hilduini comitis Adelidis[1197].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Ebalum et…episcopum Laudunensem Bartholomeum et eorum sorores” as children of “Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia[1198].  Williams dates his birth to “say c. 1077[1199].  “Donnus Hebalus et donnus Ugo frater suus” donated “homines et feminas...in villa...Ferreres” [Ferreyres, near La Sarraz] to Romainmôtier by charter dated 4 Jun 1114[1200].  “Domnus Eubolus” agreed with Romainmôtier to respect the bishop of Lausanne’s judgment relating to the serfs (donated in 4 Jun 1114) by charter dated to [1120/25], followed by related charters from Emperor Heinrich V[1201].  “Donnus Eubolus de Grantione” donated his rights over “Lamberto pellatario” to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore sua et filiis suis”, by undated charter, dated to [1126][1202].  “Eubolus de Grancione” relinquished rights “in terra sancti Petri...” in favour of Romainmôtier by undated charter, dated to [1130], witnessed by “Walcherius, Vldricus de Grancione...[1203].  Seigneur de La Sarraz: Gingins-La-Sarraz’s Annales du Lac-de-Joux date the foundation to [1126] and name its founder “Ebald sire de La Sarraz et de Grandson[1204].  The foundation is confirmed by a charter dated 1140 which records that “Ebalus Falconis de Grandissono filius” had founded Le Lac-de-Joux in the presence of “Vdricus de Grandissono...” and later confirmed by Ebles Bishop of Lausanne[1205].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1206].  In light of these charters, Williams suggests that the death of Ebles [I] “probably occurred in the period 1132 x 1134[1207]

m ADELAIDE, daughter of --- (-after 1141).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the wife of “Ebalus” as “sorore comitis Ulardi[1208].   She is named in the charters cited below, although there is no guarantee that Ebles did not marry twice, the mother of his children being the later Adélaïde.  This possibility appears supported by the 1141 charter which names their mother with Ebles’s two oldest sons, suggesting that they may still have been under her guardianship at the time.  Her father’s county has not been identified.  It is not certain that he bore the comital title, as Williams has identified two charters which name an Ulard, concluding that “it is plausible that [he] was either Adélaïde’s father or brother[1209]: firstly, “Umberti comitis, Sigibodi, Fulcherii, Alloldi, Ulardi” subscribed the charter dated to 1031? under which “Ermengardis, Rodulphi regis conjux” founded “ecclesiam S. Mariæ...in loco...Talueris, in pago Albanensi” [Talloires, shore of Lake Annecy][1210], and secondly “Ulardus” donated “vineam unam in villa Galoniaco“ to Cluny by charter dated to [996-1031] (“regnante Rotberto rege”), subscribed by “Ulardi, Sigbaldi...Albaldi...[1211].  The similarity of two of the subscribers’ names suggests that the two documents refer to the same Ulard.  “Donnus Eubolus de Grantione” donated his rights over “Lamberto pellatario” to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore sua et filiis suis”, by undated charter, dated to [1126][1212].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione, dum adhuc viveret” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons[1213].  “Eubalus et Bartolomeus frater eius de Grantione” confirmed donations made to Romainmôtier by “pater eorum Eubalus”, with the support of “matre eorum Adeleyde”, by charter dated 1141[1214]

Ebles [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         EBLES [II] de Grandson (-after 1141).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “Ebalum et Bartholomeum” as sons of “Ebalus” & his wife[1215].   “Donnus Eubolus de Grantione” donated his rights over “Lamberto pellatario” to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore sua et filiis suis”, by undated charter, dated to [1126][1216].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons[1217].  “Eubalus et Bartolomeus frater eius de Grantione” confirmed donations made to Romainmôtier by “pater eorum Eubalus”, with the support of “matre eorum Adeleyde”, by charter dated 1141[1218].  The involvement of their mother suggests that both brothers were still under her guardianship and unmarried at that time.  Ebles [II] presumably died soon after 1141 as no other source has been found which names him. 

2.         BARTHELEMY [II] de Grandson (-[Jerusalem] [1158/59]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “Ebalum et Bartholomeum” as sons of “Ebalus” & his wife[1219].   Seigneur de Grandson et de Belmont.  Avocat of Joux. 

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3.         RAYMOND de Grandson (-after 4 May [1130/35]).  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons[1220]

4.         [GAUCHER de Grandson (-after 1154).  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1221].  The name order of those listed in that charter suggests that Gaucher may have been another brother of Barthélemy [II].] 

5.         [CONON de Grandson (-after 1154).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The name order of those listed as present in the following charter suggests that Conon may have been another brother of Barthélemy [II].  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1222].]  m ---.  The name of Conon’s wife is not known.  Conon & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-after 1184).  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1223].  “Dunnus Guielmus, Girardus et Quono fratres eius, Grandissoni” donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier by undated charter [dated to the second half of the 12th century][1224].  A charter dated 1184 (vidimus dated 1285, in the same document as the copy of a charter dated 21 Jan 1142) records donations to Théla [Montheron], including the one made by “Girardus de Granzon et fratres eius...Willelmus et Cono[1225].  An undated charter records donations made to Lausanne Notre-Dame by “dominus Williermus de Grancon et fratres eius Girardus et Cono” of property “apud Warens[1226]

b)         GERARD de Grandson (-after 1184).  “Dunnus Guielmus, Girardus et Quono fratres eius, Grandissoni” donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier by undated charter [dated to the second half of the 12th century][1227].  A charter dated 1184 (vidimus dated 1285, in the same document as the copy of a charter dated 21 Jan 1142) records donations to Théla [Montheron], including the one made by “Girardus de Granzon et fratres eius...Willelmus et Cono[1228].  An undated charter records donations made to Lausanne Notre-Dame by “dominus Williermus de Grancon et fratres eius Girardus et Cono” of property “apud Warens[1229]

c)         CONON de Grandson (-after 1184).  “Dunnus Guielmus, Girardus et Quono fratres eius, Grandissoni” donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier by undated charter [dated to the second half of the 12th century][1230].  A charter dated 1184 (vidimus dated 1285, in the same document as the copy of a charter dated 21 Jan 1142) records donations to Théla [Montheron], including the one made by “Girardus de Granzon et fratres eius...Willelmus et Cono[1231].  An undated charter records donations made to Lausanne Notre-Dame by “dominus Williermus de Grancon et fratres eius Girardus et Cono” of property “apud Warens[1232]

d)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: [her son] “Petrus de Sancto Martino miles” donated rights “in villa de Crisiaco” and renounced rights in property of “W. de Grancon avunculus eius”, by charter dated 2 May 1199[1233].  Williams records her husband’s name, noting that he was cited “c.1162-1177”, and gives details of the couple’s descendants who may have included the second wife of Jordan de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont who is named below[1234]m RICHARD de Saint-Martin, son of --- (-after 1177). 

 

 

BARTHELEMY [II] de Grandson, son of EBLES [I] de Grandson & his wife Adelaide --- (-[Jerusalem] [1158/59]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names “Ebalum et Bartholomeum” as sons of “Ebalus” & his wife[1235].   “Donnus Eubolus de Grantione” donated his rights over “Lamberto pellatario” to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore sua et filiis suis”, by undated charter, dated to [1126][1236].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons[1237].  “Eubalus et Bartolomeus frater eius de Grantione” confirmed donations made to Romainmôtier by “pater eorum Eubalus”, with the support of “matre eorum Adeleyde”, by charter dated 1141[1238].  The involvement of their mother in this charter suggests that both brothers were still under her guardianship and unmarried at that time.  Seigneur de Grandson: “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1239].  Seigneur de Belmont: “Bartholomeus prefecto de Bellomonte...uxor...eiusdem et filius suus Ebalus” approved donations to Théla [Montheron] recorded in a charter dated 1154[1240].  Seigneur de La Sarraz: Gingins-La-Sarraz’s Annales du Lac-de-Joux name “Bartholomé seigneur de la Sarraz fils d’Ebald le fondateur” when recording his donation of Orny church to Le Lac-de-Joux abbey (no date)[1241].  The corresponding primary source has not been identified, so the “La Sarraz” reference has not been checked.  The donation is referred to the 29 Sep 1177 bull of Pope Alexander III which confirms the possessions of Le Lac-de-Joux, including the donation of “ecclesiam de Ornys”, but no donor is named[1242].  “Dominus Bartholomeus filius Eubali de Grantione”, setting out for Jerusalem (“iturus Jerosolimam”), donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier, confirmed the same day “apud Saratam - et filius suus Eubalus. laudavit - necnon et uxor eius Jordana”, by charter dated 1158[1243].  No other mention of Barthélemy [II] has been found, which suggests that he may have died on the journey to Jerusalem. 

m (after 1141?) JORDANE, daughter of --- (-after [1158/60]).  As noted above, the presence of Barthélemy’s mother in the 1141 charter quoted above suggests that he was not yet married at that date.  “Bartholomeus prefecto de Bellomonte...uxor...eiusdem et filius suus Ebalus” approved donations to Théla [Montheron] recorded in a charter dated 1154[1244].  The following document indicates her name: “Dominus Bartholomeus filius Eubali de Grantione”, setting out for Jerusalem (“iturus Jerosolimam”), donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier, confirmed the same day “apud Saratam - et filius suus Eubalus. laudavit - necnon et uxor eius Jordana”, by charter dated 1158[1245].  Williams highlights that Gingins-La-Sarraz incorrectly transcribed the last part of this document as “apud Saratam et filius eius, Eubalus, laudavit; nec non et uxor eius Jordana[1246].  The incorrect transcription presumably induced Charrière’s interpretation that that the second “eius” referred to “Eubalus” and that Jordane was his wife not Barthélemy’s[1247].  Williams argues convincingly that Jordane was Barthélemy’s wife.  He bases his reasoning not only on the natural interpretation of the correct transcription of the document, but also on the logical inconsistency between the 1158 charter naming Ebles’s wife (implying her direct interest in the transaction) and her absence from the [1158/60] charter cited below, the latter document referring to Ebles’s mother (which implies that Ebles was as yet unmarried and was maybe still under her guardianship)[1248].  Williams’s argument is consistent with the suggested birth date of Ebles [III], based on Barthélemy’s marriage date as indicated above.  She is named in the following document of her son: “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” restored property “aput Sanctum Desiderium”, previously held by “Uldricus de Sarrata...et pater eius” and donated by “felicis recordationis Jordana mater mea”, to Romainmôtier by charter dated 28 Sep 1233[1249]

Barthélemy [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         EBLES [III] de Grandson ([1144 or after?]-[26 Jan] after 1235, bur [Joux]).  Williams dates his birth to “c.1144[1250].  This date is consistent with his parents’ marriage date as suggested above, but the presence of Ebles’s mother in the [1158/60] charter cited below suggests that she may then still have been his guardian and that Ebles may have been born later.  “Bartholomeus prefecto de Bellomonte...uxor...eiusdem et filius suus Ebalus” approved donations to Théla [Montheron] recorded in a charter dated 1154[1251]Seigneur de Grandson.     

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2.         JORDAN de Grandson (-before 5 Jul 1227).  Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60][1252].  A charter dated 1174 (vidimus dated 1285) records confirmation of donations to Théla [Montheron] made by “domnus Yblo de Belmont et Iordanus frater eius[1253].  Arduin Bishop of Genève confirmed donations to Bonmont, including [earlier?] donations supported by “Ebalus de Grazon...Jordanus frater eiusdem Ebali”, by charter dated 1177[1254].  An earlier version of this document suggested that subsequent references to Jordan related to a second person of that name who would have been his son.  Williams’s discussion of Jordan’s career suggests that this is unlikely to be correct, Jordan being long-lived like his brother[1255]Seigneur de Belmont: Iordanus dominus de Bellomonte” was named in a charter of Montheron dated to 1185/86[1256].  Jordan restored order in a dispute between Montheron ad one of his fiefholders Hugues de Villette by charter dated 1197[1257].  Jordan donated property to Montheron, for the souls of “antecessorum meorum et uxoris mee et Vualteri filii mei”, by charter dated 1217[1258].  “Jordan sire de Belmont” relinquished rights over “Reymond Maynier” in favour of Romainmôtier, with the approval of “son épouse Pétronille et de leur fils Richard”, by charter dated 1223[1259].  “Jordanus nobilis vir Bellimontis” donated property to Joux abbey by his testament, confirmed after his burial by “sa veuve Pétronille”, confirmed by Guillaume Bishop of Lausanne “auquel le prédit Jordan avait confié la tutelle de ses héritiers” by charter dated 5 Jul 1227[1260]m firstly ---.  This first marriage is confirmed by her husband’s 1217 charter cited above which names his wife, then presumably deceased.  m secondly PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after Nov 1235).  “Jordan sire de Belmont” relinquished rights over “Reymond Maynier” in favour of Romainmôtier, with the approval of “son épouse Pétronille et de leur fils Richard”, by charter dated 1223[1261].  Her connection with the Saint-Martin family is suggested by the Nov 1235 charter cited below which names Richard de Saint-Martin as guardian of her children.  “Jordanus nobilis vir Bellimontis” donated property to Joux abbey by his testament, confirmed after his burial by “sa veuve Pétronille”, confirmed by Guillaume Bishop of Lausanne “auquel le prédit Jordan avait confié la tutelle de ses héritiers” by charter dated 5 Jul 1227[1262].  A charter dated Nov 1235 records a dispute between Montheron and “Iordanus et Bertholdus fratres, domicelli, domni Belli-montis et Petronilla mater eorum”, after the mediation of “viris nobilibus Rychardo de Sancto Martino, tutore nostro et Petro domno de Granzon cognato nostro[1263].  Jordan & his first wife had two children:

a)         GAUTHIER de Belmont (-before 1217).  Jordan donated property to Montheron, for the souls of “antecessorum meorum et uxoris mee et Vualteri filii mei”, by charter dated 1217[1264]

b)         COLOMBE de Belmont (-13 Jan [1231/1232]).  Her having given birth to six children during her marriage suggests that she was one of her parents’ older children.  “Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by “pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus”, by charter dated 1224 witnessed by “Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum[1265].  “Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri” donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of “Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam” by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by “…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…[1266].  “Rodulfus iuvenis comes de Grueria” mortgaged the avouerie of Vevey to “Aymoni domino de Blonay”, with the consent of “uxor Columba predicti comitis Rodulfi et Petrus filius eiusdem”, by charter dated 1231[1267].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 13 Jan of “Columba comitissa Gruerie” and the donation by “R. comes maritus suus…apud Rassonery” for her soul[1268].  Her year of death is estimated from her husband being named with his second wife in May 1232.  m (before 1224) as his first wife, RODOLPHE [III] de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE [II] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Gertrude --- (-[Mar 1267/20 Jul 1270]).  He succeeded in [1226/27] as Comte de Gruyère. 

Jordan & his second wife had three children: 

c)         RICHARD de Belmont (-after 1223).  “Jordan sire de Belmont” relinquished rights over “Reymond Maynier” in favour of Romainmôtier, with the approval of “son épouse Pétronille et de leur fils Richard”, by charter dated 1223[1269].  Richard is not named in the 1235 charter which names his brothers (see below), suggesting that he was deceased at the time.  Charrière records no descendants of Richard in his narrative about the Belmont family, but in “Tableau VI” shows a daughter “Blanche” married to Jacques de Grandson, son of Pierre Seigneur de Grandson (see below)[1270].  This suggestion is followed by the Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) which names Richard’s wife “Agnes”[1271].  No primary source has been found which confirms this information.  If Richard did in fact die before 1235, Jacques de Grandson’s wife (assuming that he married the heiress of Belmont) could have been the daughter of one of Richard’s brothers.  As Richard was old enough to approve the donation in the 1223 charter quoted above, it does seem surprising that his daughter married Jacques only “before Dec 1269” (see below for the source which indicates this date). 

d)         BERTHOLD de Belmont .  Seigneur de Belmont: a charter dated Nov 1235 records a dispute between Montheron and “Iordanus et Bertholdus fratres, domicelli, domni Belli-montis et Petronilla mater eorum”, after the mediation of “viris nobilibus Rychardo de Sancto Martino, tutore nostro et Petro domno de Granzon cognato nostro[1272].  Charrière records no descendants of Berthold in his narrative about the Belmont family[1273].  The Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) names “Guillaume et Jaques, avec une fille nommée Contesse” as Berthold’s children[1274].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified. 

e)         JORDAN de Belmont .  Seigneur de Belmont: a charter dated Nov 1235 records a dispute between Montheron and “Iordanus et Bertholdus fratres, domicelli, domni Belli-montis et Petronilla mater eorum”, after the mediation of “viris nobilibus Rychardo de Sancto Martino, tutore nostro et Petro domno de Granzon cognato nostro[1275].  Charrière records no descendants of Jordan in his narrative about the Belmont family[1276]

 

 

EBLES [III] de Grandson, son of BARTHELEMY [II] Seigneur de Grandson & his wife Jordane --- ([1144 or after?]-[26 Jan] after 1235, bur [Joux]).  His parentage is confirmed by the 1233 charter quoted below which names his mother “Jordane”.  Williams dates his birth to “c.1144[1277].  This date is consistent with his parents’ marriage date as suggested above, but the presence of Ebles’s mother in the [1158/60] charter cited below suggests that she may then still have been his guardian and that Ebles may have been born later.  “Bartholomeus prefecto de Bellomonte...uxor...eiusdem et filius suus Ebalus” approved donations to Théla [Montheron] recorded in a charter dated 1154[1278].  “Dominus Bartholomeus filius Eubali de Grantione”, setting out for Jerusalem (“iturus Jerosolimam”), donated certain serfs to Romainmôtier, confirmed the same day “apud Saratam - et filius suus Eubalus. laudavit - necnon et uxor eius Jordana”, by charter dated 1158[1279]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1280].  Seigneur de Belmont: a charter dated 1174 (vidimus dated 1285) records confirmation of donations to Théla [Montheron] made by “domnus Yblo de Belmont et Iordanus frater eius”, with the support of “uxor ipsius Yblonis[1281].  Arduin Bishop of Genève confirmed donations to Bonmont, including [earlier?] donations supported by “Ebalus de Grazon...Jordanus frater eiusdem Ebali”, by charter dated 1177[1282].  A charter dated 1177 records donations to Montheron made, among others, by “domnus Yeblo de Bellomonte” witnessed by “Huo de Gransum, Willelmus de Ciccuns...[1283].  [The cartulary of Lausanne Notre-Dame records that “Eblo” donated money “primum pro quere—la advocatie” and “postea...quando profectus est Iherosolimam”, undated[1284].  The document provides no indication of the identity of “Eblo”: Charrière suggests that “il y a toute apparence qu’il s’agit ici du fils de sire Barthélemy” (he does not explain why) and (presumably assuming that his own suggestion, regarding the existence of a hypothetical “Ebles [IV]”, is correct as noted below) that “on ignore s’il revint de Jérusalem et l’époque de sa mort n’est pas même approximativement connue[1285].]  A charter dated 1184 (vidimus dated 1285, in the same document as the copy of a charter dated 21 Jan 1142) records donations to Théla [Montheron], including the one made by “Petrus de Gumuens qui dicitur de Turre miles” witnessed by “Yblo de Granzon...[1286].  Emperor Friedrich I granted rights in the valley of Le Lac-de-Joux to “Ebali de Sarrata domini Grandisoni fundatoris dictæ Abbatiæ de Lacu” and any successors who held “castrum et villam Sarratæ” by charter dated 26 Aug 1186[1287].  [Charrière assumes that Ebles [III] died after 1186 and that all later sources refer to “Ebal IV, fils et successeur d’Ebal III et son seul enfant connu[1288].  He cites no primary source which confirms his assumption.  David Williams, in a lengthy and well-constructed recent article, argues convincingly that Ebal [IV] never existed and that all sources dated between 1154 and 1235 relate to Ebles [III].  This theory was first proposed in 1955 by Olivier Dessemontet[1289].  The key parts of Williams’s argument are the identification of Jordane as the wife of Barthélemy [II], not of Ebles [III], and his revised reconstruction of the chronology of the whole Grandson family which is consistent with the long life of Ebles [III][1290].  While it would not be impossible for the wives of both Barthélemy and Ebles to have been named Jordane, Williams’s revised chronology shows the unlikelihood that this was the case.]  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1291].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” restored property “aput Sanctum Desiderium”, previously held by “Uldricus de Sarrata...et pater eius” and donated by “felicis recordationis Jordana mater mea”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent “ab uxore filii mei Girardi domini Sarrete...et...dicto G filio meo”, by charter dated 28 Sep 1233, sealed by “ego Ebalus dominus Grandissoni et ego Antonia domina Sarrete[1292].  “E. dominus Grandisoni” confirmed his donation of harvest and one silver cup to Lausanne cathedral, with the consent of “filiis nostris . H. scilicet domino de Chanuenz . et P domino de Grantson . et Antonia. uxore condam filii nostri . G. domini Sarrate et filiis eius . s . ai . et . W . et Iordana filia ipsius”, for the anniversaries of “nostro et Beatricis uxoris nostre”, by charter dated Oct 1234[1293].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, for the anniversaries of “mee et uxoris mee Beatricis ac liberorum et antecessorum meorum”, and for the future burials of the donor and his wife, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1294].  [The necrology of Lausanne records the death 26 Jan of “Ybliodus dns Grandissoni” and his donation “ad mensuram Sarrate in decima de Ornye[1295].  It is not known to which Ebles de Grandson this entry refers.] 

m [firstly] ([1170/74?]) --- [de Genève], daughter of --- ([1150/60?]-[after 1200]).  A relationship between the Grandson and Geneva families is indicated by a document dated 6 Nov 1252 under which Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève (in connection with his testament) addressed Aimon de Grandson Bishop of Geneva as “consanguineo, Aymoni...Geben. episcopo” and, in the body of the document, named “Rodulfo primogenito nostro et consanguineo vestro[1296].  The most likely explanation is that the family relationship was through the bishop’s mother, the wife of Ebles [III] Seigneur de Grandson.  If that is correct, she may have been Ebles’s wife who was referred to, but not named, in a charter dated 1174 (vidimus dated 1285) which records confirmation of donations to Théla [Montheron] made by “domnus Yblo de Belmont et Iordanus frater eius”, with the support of “uxor ipsius Yblonis[1297].  If that is right, the marriage probably too place not long before 1174 if Ebles’s birth is correctly estimated to [1144 or after?] as suggested above, although the possibility cannot be excluded that Ebles’s 1174 wife died soon afterwards and was replaced by another wife who was the mother of all or some of his children.  Charrière names “Béatrice” as “la mère de cette nombreuse famille[1298], presumably because Ebles named “...uxoris mee Beatricis...” in his 1235  charter cited above.  However, as pointed out by Williams, if the unnamed wife in 1174 was the same person as Béatrix named in 1235, the couple’s marriage would have lasted more than 60 years which seems “highly improbable[1299].  Ebles’s wife was mentioned, but not named, in his 1200 charter cited above, although there is no guarantee that the 1200 wife was the same person as his 1174 wife, nor that she was the mother of all of his six children who are named in the 1200 document.  The problem then arises in identifying the parentage of this unnamed first wife of Ebles [III].  Citing the 6 Nov 1252 charter, Charrière suggests that she “aurait été alors la fille du comte Amédée I[1300].  If this suggestion is correct, she would have been born from the second marriage of Amédée [I] Comte de Genève which is dated to [1137/40?] (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS).  In a different book, Charrière suggests that Ebles’s wife was the daughter of Humbert Comte de Genève[1301], which is unlikely to be correct if Humbert’s birth is correctly estimated to [1150/60?] (BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS).  A further possibility is that the family relationship referred to in the 6 Nov 1252 charter was through the female line, an ancestress of Ebles’s wife being a daughter of the Genevois family.  It should be borne in mind that the term “consanguineus” could by the mid-13th century have included quite remote blood family relationships, particularly if the bishop was an individual of some prestige with whom Comte Guillaume [II] may have wished to emphasise a family connection to boost his own standing or if Guillaume wished to flatter the bishop (from a seigneurial family) by emphasing his connection with a comital family.  Until more information comes to light, the name and parentage of the [first] wife of Ebles [III] is shown as unknown. 

[m secondly [as her first husband,] BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1235, [bur Joux]).  “E. dominus Grandisoni” confirmed his donation of harvest and one silver cup to Lausanne cathedral, for the anniversaries of “nostro et Beatricis uxoris nostre”, by charter dated Oct 1234[1302].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, for the anniversaries of “mee et uxoris mee Beatricis ac liberorum et antecessorum meorum”, and for the future burials of the donor and his wife, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1303].  As noted above, there is no guarantee that Ebles’s wife Beatrix was the same person as his unnamed wife referred to in the charters cited above under his supposed first wife.]  [The necrology of Lausanne records the death 9 Jul of “dna Beatrix, dna de Grandissono” who had donated “pro qua et pro se ipse Humbertus maritus eius” harvest and a silver cup[1304].  If this entry relates to the [second] wife of Ebles [III] de Grandson, she married secondly Humbert, whose family origin has not been ascertained.  Williams highlights that these were the same donations recorded in the 1234 charter of Ebles [III], suggesting the possibility of a scribal error in the necrology[1305].] 

Ebles [III] & his [first] wife had nine children [the 31 Jan 1244 (O.S.) charter cited below under his son Othon indicates that the latter was full brother of Aimon.  As the name order in the 1200 charter (in which six brothers are named) names Othon but not Aimon, the assumption has been made that all these children shared the same mother, until a contrary indication emerges].  Williams discusses their possible dates of birth[1306]

1.         EBLES de Grandson (-after 1200).  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1307]same person as...?  EBLES de Grandson (-after 30 Jul 1238).  It seems odd that the oldest son (according to the name order in the 1200 charter) should later join the church.  Maybe Ebles named in 1200 died soon afterwards and was replaced by another son given the same name, who was the bishop.  Bishop of Lacedæmon/Lakedaimon [Peloponnesos]: “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1308].  Williams discusses Bishop Ebles and the origin of his bishopric[1309]

2.         GERARD de Grandson (-[28 Sep 1233/18 May 1234]).  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1310].  Seigneur de la Sarraz: “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” restored property “aput Sanctum Desiderium”, previously held by “Uldricus de Sarrata...et pater eius” and donated by “felicis recordationis Jordana mater mea”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent “ab uxore filii mei Girardi domini Sarrete...et...dicto G filio meo”, by charter dated 28 Sep 1233, sealed by “ego Ebalus dominus Grandissoni et ego Antonia domina Sarrete[1311].  He is named as deceased in the 18 May 1234 charter of his wife quoted below.  m ANTOINETTE, daughter of --- (-after 1235).  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” restored property “aput Sanctum Desiderium”, previously held by “Uldricus de Sarrata...et pater eius” and donated by “felicis recordationis Jordana mater mea”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent “ab uxore filii mei Girardi domini Sarrete...et...dicto G filio meo”, by charter dated 28 Sep 1233, sealed by “ego Ebalus dominus Grandissoni et ego Antonia domina Sarrete[1312].  “Anthonia domina Sarrate” confirmed donations made by “felicis recordationis Gyrardi...mariti mei” to various churches, with the consent of “[filiorum] meorum Aymonis...et Willermi et Jordani filie mee”, by charter dated 18 May 1234[1313].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1314].  Gérard & his wife had three children: 

a)         AIMON (-before 19 Dec 1269).  “Anthonia domina Sarrate” confirmed donations made by “felicis recordationis Gyrardi...mariti mei” to various churches, with the consent of “[filiorum] meorum Aymonis...et Willermi et Jordani filie mee”, by charter dated 18 May 1234[1315].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1316].  Seigneur de la Sarraz: Aimon Bishop of Geneva recorded that “Henricus dominus de Chanvent frater noster” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Petri et Galcherii filiorum suorum et Aymonis domini Sarrate nepotis sui”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1251[1317].  The Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) records that Jacques de Grandson swore homage to “Aimon de La Sarraz” for Belmont in 1272[1318].  The date must be incorrect considering that Aimon’s daughter was named as Dame de la Sarraz in the 19 Dec 1269 charter quoted below, indicating that Aimon must have been deceased at the time.  m ---.  The name of Aimon’s wife is not known.  Aimon & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENRIETTE de la Sarraz (-5 Apr 1322[1319]).  Dame de la Sarraz.  “Henrieta domina Sarrate” shared her territories with “Jordana et Jaqueta sorores nostre” by charter dated 19 Dec 1269, which names “meo domino Humberto de Montefranco et domino Sarrete...Willelmi thesaurarii Lausannensis patrui nostri[1320]The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Europäische Stammtfalen shows this couple’s descendants, Seigneurs de la Sarraz[1321]m HUMBERT de Montferrand, son of --- (-[1283/87]). 

ii)         JORDANE de la Sarraz .  “Henrieta domina Sarrate” shared her territories with “Jordana et Jaqueta sorores nostre” by charter dated 19 Dec 1269, which names “meo domino Humberto de Montefranco et domino Sarrete...Willelmi thesaurarii Lausannensis patrui nostri”[1322]The primary source which confirms her precise parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   The Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) records that suzerainty over Belmont (for which Jacques de Grandson swore homage to “Aimon de La Sarraz” in 1272, see above) “passa à la maison de Neuchâtel par le mariage de Jordane de La Sarraz avec Amédée sire de Neuchâtel”, noting that “Rodolphe seigneur de Neuchâtel revendit cet hommage à Louis de Savoie sire de Vaud en 1308”[1323]m (before 1274) AMEDEE Seigneur de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his second wife Sibylle de Montbéliard (-3 Feb 1286). 

iii)        JACQUETTE de la Sarraz .  “Henrieta domina Sarrate” shared her territories with “Jordana et Jaqueta sorores nostre” by charter dated 19 Dec 1269, which names “meo domino Humberto de Montefranco et domino Sarrete...Willelmi thesaurarii Lausannensis patrui nostri”[1324]

b)         GUILLAUME (-after 1235).  “Anthonia domina Sarrate” confirmed donations made by “felicis recordationis Gyrardi...mariti mei” to various churches, with the consent of “[filiorum] meorum Aymonis...et Willermi et Jordani filie mee”, by charter dated 18 May 1234[1325].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1326]

c)         JORDANE (-1235).  “Anthonia domina Sarrate” confirmed donations made by “felicis recordationis Gyrardi...mariti mei” to various churches, with the consent of “[filiorum] meorum Aymonis...et Willermi et Jordani filie mee”, by charter dated 18 May 1234[1327].  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1328]

3.         HENRI de Grandson (-after 1266).  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1329].  Seigneur de Champvent: “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1330].  “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1331].  Aimon Bishop of Geneva recorded that “Henricus dominus de Chanvent frater noster” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Petri et Galcherii filiorum suorum et Aymonis domini Sarrate nepotis sui”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1251[1332].  Charrière records that Henri “apparaît pour la dernière fois sous l’année 1266” (no source cited)[1333]m HELVIS, daughter of --- (-after 1263).  Charrière names “dame Helvis qui vivait encore en 1263” as Henri’s wife (no source cited)[1334].  Henri & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         PIERRE de Grandson (-after 20 May 1301).  Aimon Bishop of Geneva recorded that “Henricus dominus de Chanvent frater noster” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Petri et Galcherii filiorum suorum et Aymonis domini Sarrate nepotis sui”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1251[1335].  Seigneur de Champvent.  The testament of “Guillaume de Champvent évêque de Lausanne”, dated 20 May 1301, made bequests to “...son frère Pierre seigneur de Champvent...Humbert de Champvent son neveu...[1336].  It is possible that the other beneficiary Humbert was Pierre’s son, but this suggestion has not been confirmed. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-after 20 May 1301).  Charrière names Guillaume as second son of Henri de Grandson-Champvent, recording that he succeeded Jean de Cossonay as Bishop of Lausanne[1337].  The testament of “Guillaume de Champvent évêque de Lausanne”, dated 20 May 1301, made bequests to “Pierre d’Oron co-seigneur de Vevey...son frère Pierre seigneur de Champvent...Humbert de Champvent son neveu...”, and named as executors “...Otton de Champvent son frère, Jean seigneur de Cossonay son neveu...[1338]

c)         OTHON de Grandson (-after 1310).  Charrière names Othon as third son of Henri de Grandson-Champvent, recording that he succeeded Girard de Vuippens as Bishop of Lausanne in 1310[1339].  This information has not been verified.  The testament of “Guillaume de Champvent évêque de Lausanne”, dated 20 May 1301, named as executors “...Otton de Champvent son frère, Jean seigneur de Cossonay son neveu...[1340]

d)         [GIRARD de Grandson .  Charrière names Girard as fourth son of Henri de Grandson-Champvent[1341].  This information has not been verified.] 

e)         GAUCHER de Grandson .  Aimon Bishop of Geneva recorded that “Henricus dominus de Chanvent frater noster” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Petri et Galcherii filiorum suorum et Aymonis domini Sarrate nepotis sui”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1251[1342]

f)          JORDANE de Champvent (-30 Mar [1297/1303], bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.   Charrière suggests her connection with the la Tour-de-Châtillon family, noting that “le vidommat d’Ollon et la co-seigneurie de Bex appartenaient avant dame Jordane de Cossonay à la maison de la Tour-Châtillon”, but does not make the connection with Girold [II] de la Tour being her first husband[1343].  Charrière records her parentage and [second] marriage (without mentioning the first)[1344].  In a later work, Charrière suggests that Jordane’s possession of le vidomnat d’Ollon and 1/3 of the seigneurie de Bex is best explained if, before she married Jacques de Cossonay, she had married “un seigneur de la maison de la Tour, le chevalier Aymon, croyons-nous[1345].  In a later correction to this last suggestion, Charrière argues that Jordane’s husband must have been Girold [II] de la Tour after eliminating other possibilities, corroborated by a 8 Jul 1305 document of Saint-Maurice which records that the vidomnat d’Ollon was then held by “dominus Burcardus...et domina Ysabella eius uxor” [Bourcard de la Roche & Isabelle de Greysier, Jordane’s possible granddaughter (see below)] and that previously it was held by “dominum Girodum de Turre quondam militem et...postea...domina Jordana eius uxor[1346].  Accounts dated 1266 and 1267 record payments to “hominibus domine Jordane de Turre” who fought “apud Massongie, contra illos de Sancto Mauricio[1347].  It should be noted that no document has been found which names Jordane’s second husband.  While his identity is implied by the Cossonay documents in which she and her son are named, it is not claimed that his identity is more than a reasonable conjecture on the basis of the available circumstantial evidence and the conclusion of earlier scholarship.  “Jordana domina de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated May 1274 under which “Petrus dictus pans de Grancie domicellus” relinquished rights in “decima Sti Petri...in villa...Sonarclens” [Senarclens] in favour of Romainmôtier[1348].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay, du consentement de Jean son fils” granted certain properties to “Pierre d’Ecublens” by charter dated 6 Jul 1276[1349].  “Jordana dna de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated Aug 1277 under which “Perreta relicta Willelmi de Rota [de Rue] burg. de Cosonay, Humbertus, Henricus, Jacobus et Jordana eiusdem filii” sold property in “Monte la Vila” to Romainmôtier[1350].  “Perrinus filius quondam Aubertet de Cossonay” sold property “in vila...Monte Vila” [Mont-la-Ville] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Perrete uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1277 (O.S.), witnessed by “Jordana dna de Cosonay...[1351].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay” enfeoffed “Jean et Pierre, fils de Pierre de Senarclens” with certain properties by charter dated Dec 1278[1352].  A judgment dated 1279 confirmed the jurisdictional rights of “Jordane dame de Cossonay et vidomne d’Ollon” in criminal prosecutions[1353].  A charter dated Apr 1279 records an agreement between “Jordane dame de Cossonay, Jean son fils” and “Jean de Cossonay dit Senarclens” regarding the fiefs of the latter[1354].  “Jordana domina de Cossennay et Johannes filius eius dominus eiusdem loci” confirmed the donation of “decimam suam de Chiblie” [Chibliez] made to Cossonay priory by “domini de Cossonay, predecessores nostri” by charter dated Nov 1282[1355].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils seigneur de ce lieu” mortgaged “leurs dîmes de Thierrens, de Correvon, d’Ogens, de Glatigny...” to the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated May 1292[1356].  A charter dated Jan 1292 (O.S.) records an exchange between “Pierre d’Allyens” and “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils[1357].  A charter dated 4 Apr/23 May 1297 records an arbitral judgment between Saint-Maurice and “Jordanam dominam de Cossonay et Aymonem de Greisie [Greisy] domicellum tutoris...Alexie, Beatricis, Ysabelle et Jaquete filiarum ipsius Ay(monis) ac Francisci filii eiusdem Ay(monis)” concerning “vicedominatum de Oluns[1358].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 30 Mar of “dna Jordana de Chanuent mater dni Johannis dni de Cossonay[1359]m firstly GIROLD [II] Seigneur de la Tour, son of GIROLD [I] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife --- (-[1 Sep 1263/1266]).  m secondly JACQUES Seigneur de Cossonay, son of HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Contesson de Montbéliard (-[before May 1274). 

4.         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-10 Jul [1255?]).  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1360].  Thesaurarius of Lausanne: “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1361].  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to “Willelmo thesaurarius Lausanensi” to accept more benefices, dated 13 Jan 1244 (O.S.)[1362].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 10 Jul of “Willermus thesaurarius noster” and his donation for his anniversary[1363]

5.         OTHON de Grandson (-27 Feb, 1257 or after, bur Lausanne Cathedral).  Doyen de Neuchâtel.  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1364].  “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1365].  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to “O[ctoni] decano Novi Castri Lausannensis diocesis, germano...fratris nostro...episcopi Gebennensis [=Aimon de Grandson, see below]” to accept more benefices, dated 31 Jan 1244 (O.S.)[1366].  His testament is dated 1 Dec 1256 and he was buried in Lausanne Cathedral[1367].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 27 Feb of “dns Octo de Grandissono decanus Novicastri can. noster” and his donations for his anniversary[1368]

6.         PIERRE de Grandson (-[29 Dec 1257/15 Jul 1259])Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1369].   Seigneur de Grandson

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7.         HUGUES de Grandson (-[1239]).  The position of Hugues among his parents’ sons is unknown.  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk (“factus fuit monachus”), with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1370].  Williams highlights the difficulty of dating Hugues’s birth year due to the difficulties of interpreting the phrase “factus fuit monachus[1371].  Prior of Payerne: “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1372].  Williams indicates that his last act was dated 28 Jan 1238 (O.S.) and that he probably died in 1239 as his successor first appeared in 1240[1373]

8.         AIMON de Grandson ([before 1190?]-21 Oct [1262]).  Aimon was not named in his father’s 1200 charter, suggesting that he was one of “ceteri omnes” and therefore was younger than his named brothers.  The date of his episcopal appointment indicates that he was already born at the time.  Williams, noting that Aimon was cited as a canon at Lausanne cathedral in 1209 and as subdeacon at Lausanne in 1210[1374], suggests that he would have been at least 20 years old at the time of the latter appointment[1375]Bishop of Geneva 1215.  “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1376].  Aimon Bishop of Geneva recorded that “Henricus dominus de Chanvent frater noster” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Petri et Galcherii filiorum suorum et Aymonis domini Sarrate nepotis sui”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1251[1377]Gallia Christiana records that he resigned his bishopric in 1260[1378].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 21 Oct of “Aymo Gebenn. episcopus” and his donations for his anniversary[1379]

9.         [--- de Grandson (-after 1200).  He was not named in his father’s 1200 charter, but the phrase “ceteri omnes” suggests the existence of two or more younger children at the time.] 

 

 

Williams discusses the possible parentage of Amédée de Grandson, concluding only that he was probably belonged to a collateral branch of the family “of which there are several possibilities[1380]

 

1.         AMEDEE de Grandson (-after 2 Jun 1278).  “Amys de Grandisono” renounced claims over “parte vinee dicte de Gerenstein, site juxta albam ecclesiam”, donated by “filiis quondam Mangoldi” to “prepositum de Capellis et ecclesiam suam” [Kappel im Forst], for the souls of himself “et uxore mea Benedicta et Othone filio meo”, by charter dated 2 Jun 1278[1381]m BENEDICTA von Gerenstein, daughter of MANEGOLD von Gerenstein & his wife --- (-after 2 Jun 1278).  “Ulricus et Willelmus frater meus et Benedicta soror nostra, liberi quondam Manegoldi de Turri dicti de Ghernesten” sold “vineam que dicitur de Fafenacho, sitam prope albam ecclesiam in...Ghernesten”, donated by “dictus Manegoldus noster progenitor” to “Rodulfo preposito Capelle de Foresto” [Kappel im Forst], by charter dated 30 Dec 1276[1382].  “Amys de Grandisono” renounced claims over “parte vinee dicte de Gerenstein, site juxta albam ecclesiam”, donated by “filiis quondam Mangoldi” to “prepositum de Capellis et ecclesiam suam” [Kappel im Forst], for the souls of himself “et uxore mea Benedicta et Othone filio meo”, by charter dated 2 Jun 1278[1383].  Williams provides some other information about the lords of Gerenstein[1384].  Amédée & [his wife] had one child: 

a)         OTTO de Grandson .  “Amys de Grandisono” renounced claims over “parte vinee dicte de Gerenstein, site juxta albam ecclesiam”, donated by “filiis quondam Mangoldi” to “prepositum de Capellis et ecclesiam suam” [Kappel im Forst], for the souls of himself “et uxore mea Benedicta et Othone filio meo”, by charter dated 2 Jun 1278[1385].  The document does not specify that Benedicta was the mother of Otto, although the phrasing is not conclusive to decide that she was not. 

 

 

PIERRE [I] de Grandson, son of EBLES [IV] Seigneur de Grandson & his wife Beatrix --- (-[29 Dec 1257/15 Jul 1259]).  “Yblo dominus de Grancionis” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, after “Hugo filius meus” entered as a monk, with the consent of “uxor mea et filii mei Yblo, Girardus, Henricus, Willelmus, Otto, Petrus et ceteri omnes”, by charter dated 1200[1386]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Ebalus dominus Grandissoni” donated property to Lac-de-Joux abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Henrici domini de Chanuenz et Petri domini Grandissoni et...Anthonie domine Sarrate condam uxoris Gyrardi filii mei et liberorum suorum Aymonis, Willermi et Jordane”, by charter dated 1235[1387].  “I[blo]...Lacedemonensis episcopus”, having received absolution from “H[ugonis] prioris Paterniaci fratris nostri carnalis”, founded his anniversary at Payerne, “Aymo...Gebennensis episcopus, Willermus thesaurarius Lausannensis, Otto decanus Noui Castri, Henricus dominus de Chanvenz, Petrus dominus de Granzon” consenting at the request of “ipsius fratris nostri, Lacedemonensis episcopi”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1238[1388].  [The necrology of Lausanne records the death 2 Jul of “Petrus dns Grandissoni[1389].  There is no indication to which Pierre de Grandson this entry refers.] 

m AGNES de Neuchâtel, daughter of ULRIC [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel & [his second wife Jolanthe von Urach] (-after 15 Apr 1283).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[1390].  Agnes was presumably one of her father’s youngest children, considering that she had two sons who were still minors in 1263 as shown by the following charter.  She was presumably therefore born from her father’s second marriage (or from an otherwise unrecorded third marriage).  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1391].  “Agnes domina de Grandissoni” confirmed the allegiance of “Perrinus dominus de Vaumarquier” to her “ad opus...domini Otonis militis domini Grandissoni filii mei” and confirmed his donation to his daughter Isabelle by charter dated 15 Apr 1283[1392]

Pierre [I] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         OTHON de Grandson (-12 Apr 1328, bur Lausanne Cathedral).  Seigneur de Grandson: his necrology entry quoted below suggests that Othon succeeded his father as [joint?] seigneur de Grandson.  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1393], indicating that Othon was adult and presumably absent at the time (already in England? see below).  The order of Othon’s birth relative to his brothers Gérard, Jacques and Henri is unspecified, but Othon’s succession as seigneur de Grandson suggests that he was the oldest.  Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter reading “Agnetem dominam de Grandisono relictam domini Petri de Grandisono, tutricem filiorum suorum Petri, Willelmi, Girardi, Jaqueti, Henrici et Ottonini de Grandisono[1394].  According to the Complete Peerage, Othon, future Lord Grandson, was already recorded in England in 1265, when he received a grant of forfeited houses in the city of London[1395].  Othon was summoned to the English parliament from 1299, whereby he is held to have become Lord Grandson [Grandison][1396].  The testament of Othon Seigneur de Grandson, dated 4 Apr 1328, chose burial at Lausanne cathedral[1397].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 12 Apr of “dnus Octho dns Grandissoni miles” and his donation[1398].  Kingsford reviewed Othon’s life in the early 20th century[1399]

2.         JORDANE de Grandson (-10 Dec ----).  Her parentage and marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1400], but the primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.   The necrology of Bonmont records the death 10 Dec of “Jordana domina de Villar” and her donation[1401]m firstly ([1 Feb 1277/Feb 1278]) as his second wife, AIMON [III] Seigneur de la Tour, son of GIROLD [I] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife --- (-[1 Feb 1277/1 Mar 1278]).  m secondly (after Mar 1278) as his second wife, HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars Seigneur d’Aubonne, son of ETIENNE [II] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his wife Beatrix de Faucigny ([after 1235]-14 May 1301, bur Saint-Claude). 

3.         GUILLEMETTE de Grandson (-24 Oct 1307).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   “Petrus miles filius…Rodulfi comitis de Gruyeria” donated property to the abbey of Hauterive, with the consent of “domine Ambrosie uxoris nostre et Petri filii nostri et Willermete uxoris eiusdem Petri necnon filiarum nostrarum Ioannete, Perrete et Columbe”, by charter dated Mar 1267[1402].  “Petrus comes de Grueres” sold land to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “Petri et Perrete liberorum nostrorum et Willermete uxoris dicti Petri”, by charter dated 2 Aug 1277[1403].  “Petri filii domini Petri comitis de Grueriis et Willermete uxoris eiusdem Petri iunioris et liberorum suorum Rodolfi et Petri” consented to a donation to Hauterive by charter dated Dec 1279[1404].  “Petrus comes de Grueria, Willeta relicta quondam Petri filii eiusdem comitis, Rodulphus et Petrus filii quondam Petri predicte et dicte Willete” declared having received jewels from Hauterive abbey which “domina Agnes, relicta quondam domini Rodulphi condomini de Greysie, soror nostra predicti comitis” had deposited with the abbey, by charter dated Apr 1285[1405].  “Petrus comes de Grueria, Rodulfus, Petrus filii quondam Petri filii dicti domini comitis et Guillermeta relicta predicti Petri bone memorie quondam iunioris comitis” relinquished their rights in property at Villarlod to Hauterive abbey by charter dated 22 May 1290[1406].  “Willelmeta uxor quondam…Petri comitis Gruerie et Petrus eiusdem filius” founded the abbey of la Chartreuse de La Part-Dieu, with the consent of “Katherine uxoris mei dicti Petri, Perrodi et Iohannis filiorum quondam bone memorie Rodulphi de Grueris filii mei dicte Willermete”, by charter dated Oct 1307[1407].  The necrology of Gruyère Saint-Théodule records the death “IX Kal Nov” of “Wuilliermeta comitissa Gruerie[1408]m (before Mar 1267) PIERRE de Gruyère, son of PIERRE [II] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Ambrosie --- (-3 Sep 1283). 

4.         GERARD de Grandson (-1278).  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1409], indicating that Gérard was adult at the time.  The order of names suggests that Gérard was older than his brothers Jacques and Henri, unless Jacques already held an ecclesiastical position which meant that he was named first despite being younger than Jacques.  As noted above under his brother Othon, Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter.  Bishop of Verdun 1276.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the succession as bishop in 1276 of “Gerardus de Grandisono”, his death in 1278, and the succession of “frater eius Henricus de Grandissono[1410]

5.         JACQUES de Grandson (-[1290/Feb 1294]).  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1411], indicating that Jacques was adult at the time.  As noted above under his brother Othon, Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter.  Seigneur de Belmont: the Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) records that Jacques de Grandson swore homage to “Aimon de La Sarraz” [grandson of Ebles [III] Seigneur de Grandson? (see above)] for Belmont in 1272[1412].  The date must be incorrect considering that Aimon’s daughter was named as Dame de la Sarraz in the 19 Dec 1269 charter quoted above, indicating that Aimon must have been deceased at the time.  The homage suggests that Jacques had recently acquired Belmont, maybe on his marriage.  Laure de Commercy Ctss d’Auxonne required “Jacon de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” and Henri [II] de Joux to assign land to Pierre de Grandson Seigneur de Champvent, in litigation with Amédée de Montbéliard Seigneur de Montfaucon, by charter dated 1275[1413].  Jacques presumably died before the following document: a mutual aid pact was agreed between local nobility, including “...Pierre de Grandson sire de Belmont et Jean son fils...”, by charter dated Feb 1293 (O.S.)[1414].  This document is discussed further under Pierre de Grandson below.  He is named as deceased in the Papal dispensation for the marriage of his daughter Agnes, quoted below.  m ([before Dec 1269] --- [heiress of Belmont?], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jacques’s wife has not been identified.  Charrière shows “Blanche”, daughter of Richard de Belmont, married to Jacques de Grandson, son of Pierre Seigneur de Grandson, in his “Tableau VI” (although he records no descendants of Richard in his narrative about the Belmont family)[1415].  This suggestion is followed by the Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources)[1416].  The transfer of Belmont to Jacques and his descendants is best explained by his marriage to the heiress of the property.  However, as noted above, a charter dated 1235 omits Richard’s name which suggests that he may have died without direct heirs.  Maybe Belmont was inherited by the heiress of one of Richard’s brothers, but no primary source has been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct.  As Richard was old enough to approve the donation in the 1223 charter quoted above, it does seem surprising that his daughter married Jacques only “before Dec 1269” (see above). A different perspective is provided by Debry: the reconstructed genealogy of the Dramelay/Neuchâtel family compiled by Debry, as reproduced by Muller, shows “Béatrix de Neuchâtel”, daughter of Richard de Neuchâtel, as the wife of Jacques de Grandson without providing any indication of the source which confirms her parentage and marriage[1417].  If Debry is correct, Jacques’s wife was Beatrix, daughter of [Richard de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Marguerite [de Monfaucon]].  Europäische Stammtafeln also shows this marriage, presumably following Debry[1418].  Muller notes finding no source confirming the information, but adds that “nous nous rangeons donc ici à l’avis de J. Debry”[1419].  No earlier work, on either the Neuchâtel or Grandson families, has been found which names Beatrix, suggesting that Muller’s confidence in Debry may be misplaced.  Jacques & his wife had four children: 

a)         PIERRE [II] de Grandson (-2 Jul [1343])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although it is indicated by his marriage contract quoted below.   Seigneur de Belmont: the Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud records that Jacques’s son Pierre was “seigneur de Belmont dès l’année 1300[1420].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified. 

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b)         OTHON de Grandson (-1309)Gallia Christiana records the election in 1306 of “Othonem scholasticum Tullensem, Bisuntinum archidiaconum et Virdunensem canonicum” as bishop of Toul, adding that “patruis habuit Gerardum et Henricum de Granson Virdunenses episcopos[1421]Bishop of Toul.  Bishop of Basel 1306.  Gallia Christiana records his transfer to the bishopric of Basel[1422]

c)         AGNES de Grandson (-[1331/2 Jan 1332]).  Pope Boniface VIII granted dispensation for the marriage of “Aymoni Villelmi domino de Montaniaco” and “Agneti nate quondam Jacobi de Grandisono militis” dated 8 Dec 1295[1423].  A charter dated Aug 1328 records an agreement settling disputes between “Pierre seigneur de Grançon” and “Guillaume seigr de Montagny tant en son nom que...de la Dame Agnes sa mere sœur du dit Sieur de Grançon[1424].  Charrière records her marriage but misstates her parentage)[1425].  Williams discusses Agnes, names her children, records other documents in which she is named, and suggests her date of death[1426]m (Papal dispensation 8 Dec 1295) AIMON [III] de Montagny, son of GUILLAUME de Montagny & his wife --- (-before Aug 1328). 

d)         JACQUETTE de Grandson (-after Feb 1314).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Etienne d’Oiselay seigneur de La Villeneuve” acknowledged receipt of 2,500 livres tournois assigned on “Châtel de Fresne-Saint-Mamès and the villages of Neuvelle, Pont-de-Planches and La Villeneuve” for his marriage to “his wife Jaquette de Grandson, daughter of Jacques de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” by charter dated 31 Aug 1310[1427].  This charter is reported by two secondary sources: Beauséjour (closely following the original text) records that “Etienne d’Oiselay seigneur de la Villeneuve” acknowledged having received money assigned “sur le chastel de Fresne-Saint-Mamès...” for his marriage with “Jacquette de Grandson, fille de Jacques de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” by charter dated 31 Aug 1310[1428].  On the other hand, Plancher diverges from the text, recording that “Jacques de Granson” granted revenue from “la terre et le château de Fresne-Saint-Mammetz” to “[sa] fille Jacques” on her marriage to “Etienne d’Oiselet Seigneur de la Villeneuve” by charter dated “le jeudi après la S. Barthelemi” 1310[1429].  The earliest date of Jacquette’s first marriage is indicated by her first husband’s first wife being recorded in 1302.  “Etienne d’Oiselet sire de la Villeneuve” granted dower to “Jacquette de Grantson sa femme”, undated but listed in a paragraph recording papers dated 1310-1584[1430].  Guillaume records that “Jacquette de Granson”, daughter of “Jacques de Granson Seigneur de Beaumont, vivant en 1300”, married firstly “Etienne d’Oiselet Sire de la Villeneuve, veuf d’Alix de Choiseul” and secondly “Jean de Boyon chevalier qui vendit Feb 1313 [O.S.?] conjointément avec sa femme à Hugues Duc de Bourgogne le château de Fresne-Saint-Mammers[1431].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  m firstly ([[1303]/31 Aug 1310]) as his second wife, ETIENNE [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve, son of --- ([1260/70]-4 Oct 1310).  m secondly JEAN de Bayon, son of PHILIPPE de Bayon Seigneur de Bayon & his wife Agnes de Riste (-[1340/Oct 1343]). 

6.         HENRI de Grandson (-1286).  “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1432], indicating that Henri was adult at the time.  As noted above under his brother Othon, Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter.  Bishop of Verdun 1278.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the succession as bishop in 1276 of “Gerardus de Grandisono”, his death in 1278, and the succession of “frater eius Henricus de Grandissono[1433]

7.         PIERRE de Grandson (-after 31 Aug 1263).  Under age in 1263: “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1434].  As noted above under his brother Othon, Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter. 

8.         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-27 Jun 1335).  Under age in 1263: “Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[1435].  As noted above under his brother Othon, Wurstemberger reproduces an inaccurate version of the same charter.  He was summoned to the English parliament from 1299 whereby he is held to have become Lord Grandson [Grandison][1436]

-        ENGLISH NOBILITY – GRANDSON

 

 

PIERRE [II] de Grandson, son of JACQUES de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont & his wife --- (-2 Jul [1343]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although it is indicated by his marriage contract quoted below.   Seigneur de Belmont: the Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud records that Jacques’s son Pierre was “seigneur de Belmont dès l’année 1300[1437].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  A mutual aid pact was agreed between local nobility, including “...Pierre de Grandson sire de Belmont et Jean son fils...”, by charter dated Feb 1293 (O.S.)[1438].  This puzzling document is discussed below under Pierre’s possible son Jean.  “Pierre de Grandson chevalier seigneur de Belmont” notified his sale of property to la Grande Chartreuse, with the consent of “Blanche de Savoie son épouse et de Othenin son fils”, and made donations with the consent of “Othon de Grandson oncle”, by charter dated 8 Oct 1317[1439].  He succeeded his uncle Othon in 1328 as Seigneur de Grandson.  A charter dated 5 Feb 1336 records the settlement of disputes between “Rodulphum comitem et dominum Novi Castri...dominum Ludovicum eius filium, Girardum de Arber dominum de Vaulengins” and “Petrum dominum Grandissoni...dominum Otthonem eius filium[1440].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 2 Jul of “Petrus dns Grandissoni[1441].  Beauséjour notes that Pierre died in 1343[1442].  He cites no source which confirms this date, but records the appointment of “Othe sire de Grandson” as one of the administrators in “le pays roman” after Aug 1343 (cited below). 

[m firstly ---.  The possibility of this earlier unrecorded marriage is suggested by the reference to Pierre’s supposed son Jean, shown below.  The chronology dictates that such a son must have been born from an earlier marriage, but as noted below there is some doubt whether the document in which he is named can be accurate.  Given the likely marriage date of Pierre’s parents, and the date of his own marriage to Blanche de Savoie-Vaud, an earlier marriage is a likely possibility.] 

m [secondly] (contract 27 Apr 1303) BLANCHE de Savoie-Vaud, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l’Amaury] (-after Apr 1323).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[1443].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…[1444].  “Amedus comes Sabaudie et Ludovicus de Sabaudia dominus Vaudi et...Otho dominus de Grandissono miles” confirmed the marriage of “Petrum de Grandissono militem nepotem nostri Othoni predicti” and “Blancam filiam inclite recordationis domini Ludovici de Sabaudia condam domini Vaudri fratris nostri comitis supradicti et patris dicti Ludovici” by charter dated 27 Apr 1303[1445].  The contract of marriage between “Pietro di Grançon Nipote d’Ottone Signore di Grançon” and “Bianca figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 27 Apr 1303[1446].  “Pierre de Grandson chevalier seigneur de Belmont” notified his sale of property to la Grande Chartreuse, with the consent of “Blanche de Savoie son épouse et de Othenin son fils”, by charter dated 8 Oct 1317[1447]

Pierre [II] & his [first wife had one child]: 

1.         [JEAN de Grandson (-after Feb 1294).  A mutual aid pact was agreed between local nobility, including “...Pierre de Grandson sire de Belmont et Jean son fils...”, by charter dated Feb 1293 (O.S.)[1448].  As noted above, this document is puzzling.  Even if we assume an earlier marriage of Pierre, his son must still have been a child at the time.  The complete list of signatories, as reported by Estavayer, include two other father/son combinations but both appear to be older fathers who had shared power with adult sons.  There seems no reason for an infant son to have participated in his own name with his father in this type of alliance.  One possibility is that “Pierre” is an error for “Jacques”.  If that is correct, Jean would have been Jean’s otherwise unrecorded oldest son.  Unfortunately, the original document cannot be checked as it has not been found in the Archives départementales du Doubs[1449].] 

Pierre [II] & his [second] wife had seven children:

2.         OTHON de Grandson (-[1375]).  “Pierre de Grandson chevalier seigneur de Belmont” notified his sale of property to la Grande Chartreuse, with the consent of “Blanche de Savoie son épouse et de Othenin son fils”, by charter dated 8 Oct 1317[1450].  A charter dated 5 Feb 1336 records the settlement of disputes between “Rodulphum comitem et dominum Novi Castri...dominum Ludovicum eius filium, Girardum de Arber dominum de Vaulengins” and “Petrum dominum Grandissoni...dominum Otthonem eius filium[1451].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his nephew Otto de Grandson, Guillaume his brother and his sisters[1452]Seigneur de Grandson.  After the death of Aimon Count of Savoy in Aug 1343, the guardians of his son appointed “Louis comte de Neuchâtel, Gérard de Montfaucon seigneur d’Orbe et d’Echallens, Othe sire de Grandson, et Hugues de Joinville seigneur de Gex chevaliers” as administrators of “[le] pays roman[1453].  “Othes sires de Gransson” issued a charter dated 28 Jun 1347[1454].  He was named executor in his first wife’s 7 Sep 1349 testament.  The testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appointed “mon frere monsegniour Othe segniour de Gransson” as guardian of his infant children[1455].  “...Jacoz de Grançon signour de Pesmes...Mess. Othes sires de Grançon” are named among fiefholders of the duke of Burgundy in the county of Burgundy in a charter dated 25 Dec 1356[1456].  The testament of Othon de Grandson is dated 1375[1457].  Othon presumably died before the [1375] charter quoted below in which his sons partitioned their territories.  m firstly (contract 1323) JEANNE de Pesmes, daughter of GUILLAUME [V] Seigneur de Pesmes & his wife Gille de Courcelles (-after 7 Sep 1349, bur Pesmes).  The history of the family of the seigneurs de Pesmes was studied in the late 19th century by Perchet[1458].  Perchet states that “la promesse de mariage” between Othon de Grandson and Jeanne de Pesmes was dated 1323[1459].  The testament of Guillaume Seigneur de Pesmes, dated “le dimanche avant la fête de l’Ascension de l’an 1327”, appointed “Jeannette de Pesmes sa fille mariée à Othe de Grandson” as his heir and named “Gilles de Courcelles son épouse...” among his executors[1460].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Grandisono”, dated 7 Sep 1349, requested burial “in ecclesia beati Ylarii de Pesmis”, appointed as her universal heir “filium meum Jacobum de Grandisono filiumque eciam domini Otthonis domni de Grandisono militis, domicellum”, and appointed “maritum meum...Otthonem dominum de Grandisono” as executor, witnessed by “Johanne Humberto de Grandisono canonico Bisuntino et Lausanensi...Johanne dicto Le Bastard filio Theobaldo de Grandisono...[1461]m secondly BLANCHE de Châtillon Dame de Poix, daughter of --- (-after 9 Jul 1371).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Othon Seigneur de Grandson ratified the duke of Burgundy’s consent to “madame Blanche de Châtillon dame de Grandson” granting property to a member of her household on her marriage, by charter dated 9 Jul 1371[1462].  Othon de Grandson submitted to the duke of Burgundy the properties he held “au nom de sa femme Blanche de Châtillon : la forteresse de Puits...les fiefs d’Isabeau de Recey fille de Jean de Recey chevalier et d’Etienne de Chanteloup sire de Velle-forgeul, à cause de Marie de Nesle sa femme” by charter dated 1372[1463].  Othon & his first wife had one child: 

a)         JACQUES de Grandson (-[Jun/19 Dec] 1381, bur Pesmes Saint-Hilaire).  The testament of “Johanna domina de Grandisono”, dated 7 Sep 1349, appointed as her universal heir “filium meum Jacobum de Grandisono filiumque eciam domini Otthonis domni de Grandisono militis, domicellum[1464].  He succeeded his mother as Seigneur de Pesmes. 

-        SEIGNEURS de PESMES

Othon & his second wife had one child: 

b)         HUGUES de Grandson (-1397).  An undated charter, dated to “vers 1375”, records the division of territories agreed between “messire Jacques de Grantson seigneur de Pesmes et messire Hugues de Grantson, frères, enffans de messire Othe seigneur dudit Granson”, under which Hugues received “la terre et seignorie de Belmont et tout ce que lesdits frères pouvoient avoir ou pays de Vaulx[1465]Seigneur de Grandson et de Lompnes en Bugey.  He was condemned to death in 1389 and his properties confiscated, but escaped from prison and fled to England where his cousin Othon de Grandson was accused of involvement in his death in 1397[1466]

3.         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-[1386]).  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his nephew Otto de Grandson, Guillaume his brother and his sisters[1467].  “Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” granted rights in her lands to “consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone” by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[1468]Seigneur de Sainte-Croix [Vaud], de Cudrefin, de Grandcour et Aubonne [Vaud][1469]Amédée VI Comte de Savoie granted the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix in 1365[1470].  Rodolphe [IV] Comte de Gruyére sold his rights to the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix in 1370 for 2000 florins[1471].  Guillaume de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix et d’Aubonne donated property to Lance convent, for the souls of “lui, de son père, de sa mère, de sa sœur dame de la Tour, de son...oncle de bonne mémoire Othon seigneur de Grandson et de dame Jehanne de Vienne son épouse décédée” by charter dated 23 Jan 1372[1472]m JEANNE de Vienne, daughter of JEAN de Vienne & his wife [Catherine de Jonvelle] (-before 23 Jan 1372).  Coudriet & Châtelet name “une fille...Jeanne qui épousa Guillaume de Granson-Sainte-Croix” as the child of Jean de Vienne and his wife Catherine[1473]Père Anselme names her “dame de Vaugrenan” and her husband “Guillaume de Grançon surnommé le Grand[1474].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Guillaume de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix et d’Aubonne donated property to Lance convent, for the souls of “...de dame Jehanne de Vienne son épouse décédée” by charter dated 23 Jan 1372[1475]Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTHON de Grandson (-Bourg 7 Aug 1397)Seigneur de Sainte-Croix.  Accused of involvement in the death of Amédée VII Comte de Savoie in 1391, his properties were confiscated[1476].  Bonne de Bourbon regent of Savoy confiscated Aubonne from Othon de Grandson in 1393 and enfeoffed Rodolphe de Gruyère Seigneur de Vaugrenant with the seigneurie for 14000 gold florins 4 Nov 1393[1477].  He was killed by Gérard d’Estavayer in a trial by combat[1478]m (1365) JEANNE Alamandi, daughter of HUMBERT Alamandi Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife Agnes de Joinville-Gex (-after 2 Oct 1404).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Grandson (-[late Aug] 1381)m as her first husband, JEANNE de Saint-Dizier Dame de Roche-sur-Marne et de la Fauche, daughter of HENRI de Saint-Dizier Seigneur de Roche-sur-Marne & his wife Marguerite de Joinville Dame de la Fauche (-after 18 Aug 1408).  Documents dated Sep 1381 record that “Messire Renaut de Mello et sa femme, auparavant femme de Messire Hue de Grand” claimed against “Messire Eudes de Savoisy et Marguerite de Dongeux sa femme fille de feu Messire Oger de Dongeux Seigneur de la Fauche, et Madame Ieanne de S. Disier fille de ladite Marguerite et de feu Henry de Saint Disier son premier mary...ores veuve de feu Guillaume de Grançon”, noting that her [Jeanne’s] father died 1376 “environ Noel” and that her husband had died “il n y a pas trois sepmaines[1479].  She married secondly (before 14 Mar 1388) Jacques de Vergy.  She married thirdly (1398) Gaucher Seigneur de Savoisy.  She married fourthly (before 13 Aug 1401) Ferry de Chardoigne

c)         THOMAS de Grandson .  Perchet records that “Thomas chevalier...se fixa en Angleterre” but does not cite the source which confirms this information[1480]

4.         ISABELLE de Grandson (-after 3 Jan 1367).  Pope John XXII granted dispensation for the marriage of “Ludovicum de Cassonay” and “Isabellam filiam n. v. Petri de Grandissono” despite their 4o consanguinity, [at the request of] “Ottonis ipsius Isabellæ patrui”, dated 28 Mar 1317[1481].   “Pierre de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” acknowledged his debt to “Louis seigneur de Cossonay” relating to the dowry of “Isabelle sa femme, fille dudit seigneur de Belmont” by charter dated Dec 1320[1482].  “Aymon coseigneur de Cossonay chanoine de Lausanne et dame Isabelle veuve de Louis seigneur de Cossonay son frère” agreed that the former had “la tutelle des enfants dudit Louis” in return for “le château, lieu et châtellenie de Berchier” as dower for the latter, by charter dated Jul 1333[1483].  Her testament was dated 3 Jan 1366 (O.S.)[1484]Charrière records that Isabelle founded anniversaries for her deceased husband, but notes that “les autres dispositions du testament...ne sont pas connues[1485]m (Papal dispensation 28 Mar 1317) LOUIS [I] Seigneur de Cossonay, son of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Marguerite de Thoire et Villars (-before Jul 1333). 

5.         JACQUETTE de Grandson (-[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[1486].  Dunod records the testament (undated) of “Gérard de Montfaucon Seigneur de Villafans”, which names “Jacquette de Granson sa femme, Jean de Montfaucon son fils...[1487].  The testament of Jacquette de Grandson, dated 1378, named “son frère Guillaume sire de Sainte-Croix et d’Aubonne[1488]m (before 6 Jun 1330) GERARD de Montfaucon Seigneur d’Orbe, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Mathilde de la Marche (-after 17 Dec 1352, bur Lausanne). 

6.         AGNES de Grandson (-[1374]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her husband] “Petrus de Turre Castellionis in Valesio”, dated 15 Oct 1350, which dower for “Agneti de Grandissono consorti meæ...matri eorum”, on the advice of “dominorum Ottonis et Wilelmi de Grandissono fratrum eiusdem Agnetis ac dominorum Petri comitis ac Aymonis de Ponte Vitreo, fratrum meorum[1489].   [Her brother] Guillaume de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix et d’Aubonne donated property to Lance convent, for the souls of “lui, de son père, de sa mère, de sa sœur dame de la Tour, de son...oncle de bonne mémoire Othon seigneur de Grandson et de dame Jehanne de Vienne son épouse décédée” by charter dated 23 Jan 1372[1490]m (after 1326) PIERRE [V] de la Tour Seigneur de Châtillon, son of JEAN de la Tour Seigneur de Châtillon & his first wife Elisabeth de Wœdiswyl (-after 15 Oct 1350). 

7.         MARGUERITE de Grandson (-[10 Aug 1379/1381]).  Estavayer provides details about her first marriage, which is provided for in the testament of her first husband’s mother dated 18 Dec 1340[1491].  The contract for her second marriage is dated 1354[1492].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[1493].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Mar 1363 under which Amédée VI Comte de Savoie enfeoffed “dne Margarite filie quondam nobilis…viri Petri de Grandissono, dni Bellimontis” with the castle of Palésieux[1494].  “Rodulphus comes et dnus Gruerie, Margareta de Grandisono eius consors, Iohannes de Grueria et Petrus de Grueria, prior prioratus Rubeimontis…fratres dicti dni Rodulphi comitis, filiique quondam bone memorie dni Petri comitis et dni Gruerie” promised not to compromise the interests of “patruus noster dnus Johannes comes Gruerie dnus de Montsalvens” by charter dated 11 Jun 1367[1495].  The testament of “Marguerite de Grandson, veuve de Pierre de Billens, épouse de Rodolphe comte de Gruyères”, dated 22 Apr 1377, requested burial “dans l’église de Saint-François de Grandson en la sépulture de ses parents”, named “sa fille Jeanne, issue de son mariage avec Hugues de Blonay sire de Joux, mariée à Vauthier de Vienne sire de Mirebel” as her heir “de ses biens au diocèse de Besançon”, and named “Guillaume de Grandson son frère et Hugues de Grandson son neveu[1496].  Marguerite, wife of Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère, founded anniversaries for her second husband and “Jean et Pierre de Billens leur fils décédés”, recalling the testament she had made in favour of “François de Gruyère et Jeanne de Joux ses enfants”, by charter dated 1377[1497]m firstly (after 18 Dec 1340) HUGUES de Blonay Seigneur de Joux, son of JEAN de Blonay co-Seigneur de Vevey & his wife Jacquette de Joux Dame de Joux (-[Dec 1348/1353]).  m secondly (after 12 Jan 1354) PIERRE Seigneur de Billens Vidomne de Romont Seigneur de Palésieux, son of HUMBERT de Billens Seigneur de Palésieux & his wife Jeannette de Cossonay[1498] (-[1363]).  m thirdly ([1363/65]) as his second wife, RODOLPHE Comte de Gruyère, son of PIERRE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Marguerite de Corbières (-[6 Mar/26 Jun] 1403). 

8.         CATHERINE de Grandson .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (dispensation 4o Avignon 22 Apr 1329) as his first wife, OTTO Markgraf von Hachberg, son of RUDOLF Markgraf von Hachberg & his wife Benedikta [Agnes] de Rothelin (-after 18 Mar 1382). 

 

 

Three brothers.  The patronymic “Humberti” accorded to the brothers Jean and Jacques in the 6 Apr 1365 testament of the former suggests that their father was named Humbert.  No Humbert de Grandson has been identified.  Perchet records Jean Humbert as the son of Othon Seigneur de Grandson and his first wife Jeanne de Pesmes, without citing any corroborating source[1499].  Jean Humbert witnessed the 7 Sep 1349 testament of Jeanne de Pesmes, but the document does not specify any family relationship.  The precise relationship between Jacques Humbert and Guillelmum de Aula domicellum consanguineum meum...” (see the 6 Apr 1365 testament quoted below) has not been ascertained.  The testament also refers to an unknown number of the testator’s nephews and nieces, without naming their parents. 

 

1.         JEAN Humbert de Grandson (-[6 Apr 1365/28 Jul 1375]).  Canon at Besançon and Lausanne.  The testament of “Johanna domina de Grandisono”, dated 7 Sep 1349, was witnessed by “Johanne Humberto de Grandisono canonico Bisuntino et Lausanensi...Johanne dicto Le Bastard filio Theobaldo de Grandisono...[1500].  Othon Seigneur de Grandson granted a proxy to “Jean Humbert de Grandson son chapelain, chanoine de Besançon et de Lausanne” by charter dated 16 Aug 1363[1501].  The testament of “Johannes Humberti de Grandissono canonicus Bisuntinus et Lausanensis”, dated 6 Apr 1365 (published 28 Jul 1375), chose burial at Besançon Saint-Etienne or Grandson Saint-Jean (depending where he died), bequeathed property to “nepotibus et neptibus meis...Nicolete, alumpne domini Petri fratris mei...Guillelmo alumpno dicti domini Petri fratris mei...”, appointed “Jacobum...fratrem meum” as his heir, substituting successively “Richardum filium suum...Guillelmum de Aula domicellum consanguineum meum...”, appointed as executors “...Jacobum Humberti fratrem meum et Guillelmum de Aula domicellum[1502]

2.         JACQUES Humbert de Grandson .  The testament of “Johannes Humberti de Grandissono canonicus Bisuntinus et Lausanensis”, dated 6 Apr 1365 (published 28 Jul 1375), appointed “Jacobum...fratrem meum” as his heir, substituting successively “Richardum filium suum...Guillelmum de Aula domicellum consanguineum meum...”, appointed as executors “...Jacobum Humberti fratrem meum et Guillelmum de Aula domicellum[1503].  A list of fiefholders of the duke of Burgundy, dated 7 Feb 1366 (O.S.?), names “Jacot de Grandson écuyer” with his fief “à Flamerans, tant de son chef que du douaire de Guillemette fille de Jean Gacedé de Flammerans écuyer[1504]m GUILLEMETTE, daughter of JEAN Gacedé de Flammerans & his wife ---.  She is named in the 7 Feb 1366 (O.S.) document quoted above, the wording of which suggests that she was the wife of Jacques Humbert.  Jacques Humbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         RICHARD de Grandson .  The testament of “Johannes Humberti de Grandissono canonicus Bisuntinus et Lausanensis”, dated 6 Apr 1365 (published 28 Jul 1375), appointed “Jacobum...fratrem meum” as his heir, substituting successively “Richardum filium suum...Guillelmum de Aula domicellum consanguineum meum...[1505]

3.         PIERRE de Grandson .  The testament of “Johannes Humberti de Grandissono canonicus Bisuntinus et Lausanensis”, dated 6 Apr 1365 (published 28 Jul 1375), bequeathed property to “nepotibus et neptibus meis...Nicolete, alumpne domini Petri fratris mei...Guillelmo alumpno dicti domini Petri fratris mei...”[1506]

 

 

The relationship between the following persons and the main Grandson family has not been ascertained. 

1.         JACQUES bâtard de Grandson (-after 15 Aug 1362).  A charter dated 15 Aug 1362 records an agreement between Lausanne chapter and “Jacques bâtard de Grandson chevalier, Girard mayor d’Essertines et Mermete femme de Girard” following an arbitration[1507]

2.         THIBAUT de Grandson (-[after 7 Sep 1349]).  He is named in the document which names his son, quoted below.  The fact that the document names his father suggests that the latter may have been alive at that date.  Thibaut had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         JEAN bâtard de Grandson (-after 7 Jul 1359).  The testament of “Johanna domina de Grandisono”, dated 7 Sep 1349, was witnessed by “Johanne Humberto de Grandisono canonico Bisuntino et Lausanensi...Johanne dicto Le Bastard filio Theobaldo de Grandisono...[1508].  “...Jean li batard...” is named among the army of Othon Seigneur de Grandson in a charter dated 7 Jul 1359[1509]

 

 

 

F.      COMTES de GRANGES

 

 

The village of Granges was located on the left bank of the river Rhône, upstream of Sion, and was the site of three castles[1510].  Comtes de Granges are recorded in the 11th and 12th centuries.  However, the information relating to these individuals is insufficient to reconstruct their family with any confidence.  Grémaud suggests that Ulric Comte de Granges, whose donation to Sion is recorded in the 11th century as shown below, was the same person as Ulrich [II] Graf von Lenzburg (see the document SWABIAN NOBILITY), who is recorded with connections in Valais.  However, it is uncertain whether this co-identity can be correct as the deaths of the two persons are recorded on different dates in the necrology of Sion and the necrology of Granges.  After the 12th century, the lords of Granges are no longer recorded with the comital title.  It should be noted that a younger branch of the family of the sires de la Tour is recorded in the mid-13th century as co-seigneurs de Granges.  It is not known whether they acquired their share in the lordship by inheritance or purchase. 

 

1.         ULRIC (-16 Nov ----).  Comte de Granges.  An undated charter which records the property of the church of Sion, dated to the 11th century, records the donation “ante oppidum Conteiz” by “comitissa Grangensis…et…filius eius Uldricus comes[1511].  “Girardus Alingiensis, Rodulphus de Fulciniaco, Uldricus comes, Anselmus, Willelmus, Amedeus filius eiusdem Girardi” witnessed the charter dated to [1094] under which “Humbertus comes et marchio” donated property to the abbey of Aulps [”in pago Gebennensi in valle…Alpis”][1512].  The necrology of Granges records the death “XVI Kal Dec” of “Uldricus comes[1513]

 

2.         --- .  Comte [de Granges].  m TIETZA, daughter of --- (-6 Sep ----).  The necrology of Sion records the death “V Non Sep” of “Tieze comitisse” (the editor suggests 1052 as the year, but does not explain the basis for his statement)[1514]

 

3.         GIROLD (-9 Jun ----).  Comte [de Granges].  The necrology of Sion records the death “V Id Jun” of “Giroldi comitis” and the donation for his soul by “Willermeta uxor eius[1515]m GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  The necrology of Sion records the death “V Id Jun” of “Giroldi comitis” and the donation for his soul by “Willermeta uxor eius[1516]

 

4.         ARENBOR .  [Comte] de Grangesm ---.  The name of Arenbor’s wife is not known.  Arenbor & his wife had two children: 

a)         ULRIC .  A charter dated to the end-12th century, which lists the revenues of the chapter of Sion, includes the donation by “Vldricus et Petrus filii Arenbor. Comes de Granges” at Heis[1517]

b)         PIERRE .  A charter dated to the end-12th century, which lists the revenues of the chapter of Sion, includes the donation by “Vldricus et Petrus filii Arenbor. Comes de Granges” at Heis[1518]

 

5.         OTHON (-after 1181).  Comte de Granges.  “Petrus de Martiniaco et Turumbertus de Nouila et Otto comes de Grangis et Ludouicus de Druna et Ermeradus ac Johannes Ulboldus” witnessed the charter dated to [1162/73] under which the bishop of Sion confirmed the donation of the church of Louèche to the bishopric of Sion[1519].  “Willelmus de Turre, Humbertus, Oto comes, Tunubertus de Nouila, Johannes Uboz, Eimerradus, Lodoicus, Foco” witnessed the charter dated 1181 which records an agreement between the bishop of Sion and the canons of Sion relating to “hominibus de Louina” {Lowinen}[1520].  The placing of Othon’s name in the middle of the subscription lists of both charters suggests that he was not the dominant nobleman in Valais at the time. 

 

 

1.         --- .  The common use of the name “Granges”, and the absence of any further reference to Othon Comte de Granges after 1181, suggests that he may have been the husband of Agnes and the father of her two sons.  If this hypothesis is correct, the suggested low level of his position in the local nobility is confirmed by the fact that his comital title did not survive him.  m AGNES, daughter of --- (-[before 1189]).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1182/89] under which her sons “Lodoicus de Granges et Willermus frater eius” donated revenue from “allodio suo apud Ayent in villa Alba et in villa…Bluvignosch” {Arbaz and Blouvignoux} to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, for the soul of “matre sua Agnes[1521].  A charter dated 1189 records that “Agnes de Granges” donated revenue to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Lodoici et Willermi”, and that later “prefatus Lodoicus” confirmed the donation after the death of “suo fratre Willermo[1522].  Two children: 

a)         LOUIS de Granges (-31 Mar ----).  “…Lodoicus de Granges…” witnessed the charter of Humbert III Count of Savoy dated 1179[1523].  “Lodoicus de Granges et Willermus frater eius” donated revenue from “allodio suo apud Ayent in villa Alba et in villa…Bluvignosch” {Arbaz and Blouvignoux} to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, for the soul of “matre sua Agnes”, by charter dated to [1182/89][1524].  A charter dated 1189 records that “Agnes de Granges” donated revenue to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Lodoici et Willermi”, and that later “prefatus Lodoicus” confirmed the donation after the death of “suo fratre Willermo[1525].  The necrology of Granges records the death “II Kal Apr” of “domini Ludoici[1526]

b)         GUILLAUME de Granges (-[1189]).  “Lodoicus de Granges et Willermus frater eius” donated revenue from “allodio suo apud Ayent in villa Alba et in villa…Bluvignosch” {Arbaz and Blouvignoux} to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, for the soul of “matre sua Agnes”, by charter dated to [1182/89][1527].  His death is confirmed by the charter dated 1189 which records that “Agnes de Granges” donated revenue to the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Lodoici et Willermi”, and that later “prefatus Lodoicus” confirmed the donation after the death of “suo fratre Willermo[1528]

 

 

Three siblings, parents not known: 

1.         BOSON de Granges (-2 Jul 1243).  Deacon of Sion.  “Boso de Granges, decanus Sedun.” donated property to the chapter of Sion by charter dated 1228, which names “G. fratri meo[1529].  Bishop of Sion 1237.  “Dnus Boso…ecclesie Sedunensis electus” donated property to Sion, with the consent of “Berthe sororis sue”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1237[1530].  The necrology of Sion records the death “VI Non Jul” in 1243 of “Boso bone memorie Sedun. episcopus” and his donation of “ecclesia de Morgi[1531].  The approximate year of his death is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Jul 1243 which records an agreement relating to the inheritance of “dni Bosonis bone memorie Sedun. episcopi” between “dnam Bertam de Ayent et Ludouicum et Petrum filios suos et Vuilliermetam filiam suam” and “dnum Vulliermum vicedominum de Aniuesio et Agnetem uxorem suam et heredes suos[1532]

2.         G--- de Granges (-[1228/22 Jul 1243]).  “Boso de Granges, decanus Sedun.” donated property to the chapter of Sion by charter dated 1228, which names “G. fratri meo[1533]

3.         BERTHE (-after 22 Jul 1243).  “Dnus Boso…ecclesie Sedunensis electus” donated property to Sion, with the consent of “Berthe sororis sue”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1237[1534].  A charter dated 22 Jul 1243 records an agreement relating to the inheritance of “dni Bosonis bone memorie Sedun. episcopi” between “dnam Bertam de Ayent et Ludouicum et Petrum filios suos et Vuilliermetam filiam suam” and “dnum Vulliermum vicedominum de Aniuesio et Agnetem uxorem suam et heredes suos[1535]m --- de Ayent, son of --- (-before 22 Jul 1243). 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de MONT

 

 

The repetition of the names Robert and Amalric suggest that the following three small family sub-groups, all of whom are named in the first half of the 11th century in Vaud, were closely related. 

 

1.         ROBERT, son of AMALRIC [I] Comte [des Equestres] & his wife ---] (-after [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003]).  King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Amalricus comes et fratres eius Adalgaudus, Cono, Leuto...Rotbertus et frater eius Vuitbertus, filii Amalrici...[1536].  Gingins-La-Sarraz suggests that Robert, son of Comte Amalric [I], was ancestor of the Seigneurs de Mont[1537].  The existence of Amalric [II] and Amalric [III], named below, suggests that the suggestion may be correct. 

 

2.         ROBERT de Montm ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         AMALRIC [II] .  “Amalricum filium Rodberti de Monte” exchanged property “in commitatu Equestrico in villa Brucins in loco…Cumbis” with Odilon abbé de Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “Rodulfi regis, Burchardi archiepiscopi…Amalrici filii Errandi”, so dated to before 1032[1538].  “Amalricus” donated vines to Romainmôtier by charter dated to the first half of the 11th century, signed by “Errando, Dodoni, Wuiberto, Amalrico, Rotberto[1539]

 

3.         ERRAND .  “Errando, Dodoni, Wuiberto, Amalrico, Rotberto” witnessed the charter, dated to the first half of the 11th century, under which “Amalricus” donated vines to Romainmôtier[1540]m ---.  The name of Errand’s wife is not known.  Errand & his wife had one child: 

a)         AMALRIC [III] .  “Rodulfi regis, Burchardi archiepiscopi…Amalrici filii Errandi” signed the charter dated to before 1032 under which “Amalricum filium Rodberti de Monte” exchanged property “in commitatu Equestrico in villa Brucins in loco…Cumbis” with Odilon abbé de Romainmôtier[1541]

 

 

Three siblings, the name Amalric indicating a family relationship with the preceding family sub-groups: 

1.         --- .  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         CONON de Mont (-before 30 Sep 1052).  “Morandus, Geroldus, Dodo, Chono de Mont et Rodbertus” witnessed the charter dated to [1040/50] under which “Ornadus qui et Paganus et uxor mea…Ancila” promised property to Romainmôtier[1542]

b)         PONCE (-after 30 Sep 1052).  “Poncius” donated property to Romainmôtier, for the soul of “fratris mei Cononis” at the request of “avunculi mei Amaldrici quondam Geneuensis prepositi”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1052, signed by “Dalmacii consobrini eius…[1543]

2.         AMALRIC [IV] (-after 30 Sep 1052).  Provost of Geneva.  “Poncius” donated property to Romainmôtier, for the soul of “fratris mei Cononis” at the request of “avunculi mei Amaldrici quondam Geneuensis prepositi”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1052[1544]

3.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         DALMAS (-after 30 Sep 1052).  “Poncius” donated property to Romainmôtier, for the soul of “fratris mei Cononis” at the request of “avunculi mei Amaldrici quondam Geneuensis prepositi”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1052, signed by “Dalmacii consobrini eius…[1545]

 

 

1.         --- [de Mont] .  [Seigneur de Mont.]  m ALWIDE, daughter of ---.  “Alwidis de Monte et filii eius Isiliardus cognomento Allamannus, Bertrannus et Ulricus” donated property “in ipsa villa” to Romainmôtier by charter dated to [1097/1108][1546].  Three children: 

a)         ISILIARD “Alamannus” .  “Alwidis de Monte et filii eius Isiliardus cognomento Allamannus, Bertrannus et Ulricus” donated property “in ipsa villa” to Romainmôtier by charter dated to [1097/1108][1547].  His nickname “Alamannus” could indicate that he was the ancestor of the family later named Alamandi. 

b)         BERTRAND .  “Alwidis de Monte et filii eius Isiliardus cognomento Allamannus, Bertrannus et Ulricus” donated property “in ipsa villa” to Romainmôtier by charter dated to [1097/1108][1548]

c)         ULRIC .  “Alwidis de Monte et filii eius Isiliardus cognomento Allamannus, Bertrannus et Ulricus” donated property “in ipsa villa” to Romainmôtier by charter dated to [1097/1108][1549]

 

 

1.         LOUIS (-before 1177).  Seigneur de Mont.  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…Bochet de Monte et Guido de Morlens nepos eius”, adding that after the death of Louis and Bochet “avunculo prefati Guidonis, idem Guido de Morlens” confirmed the donation[1550].  “Dominus Lois de Monte” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore sua Amblara, filiisque Conone, Amaldrico, Umberto…alii duo filii eius”, by undated charter, in the presence of “domini Lausanensis episcopi nepotis sui[1551]m AMBLARA, daughter of --- (-after 1177).  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont[1552].  “Dominus Lois de Monte” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore sua Amblara, filiisque Conone, Amaldrico, Umberto…alii duo filii eius”, by undated charter, in the presence of “domini Lausanensis episcopi nepotis sui[1553].  Louis & his wife had four children: 

a)         LOUIS .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…[1554]

b)         CONON .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…”, the same document recording other donations with the consent of “Cono de Monte et Alais uxor eius…et Ebalus filius eorum” and a further donation by “Cono de Monte et uxor eius Alais” witnessed by “Amaldricus de Monte[1555]Seigneur de Mont

-        see below

c)         AMAURY .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…”, and a further donation by “Cono de Monte et uxor eius Alais” witnessed by “Amaldricus de Monte[1556].  “Dominus Lois de Monte” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore sua Amblara, filiisque Conone, Amaldrico, Umberto…alii duo filii eius”, by undated charter, in the presence of “domini Lausanensis episcopi nepotis sui[1557]

d)         HUMBERT .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…[1558].  “Dominus Lois de Monte” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore sua Amblara, filiisque Conone, Amaldrico, Umberto…alii duo filii eius”, by undated charter, in the presence of “domini Lausanensis episcopi nepotis sui[1559].  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1560]m GUILLELMA, daughter of ---.  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1561].  Humbert & his wife had six children: 

i)          GUILLAUME .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1562].  “Dominus Willelmus de Monz, frater domini Nycholai de Monz”, leaving on pilgrimage, donated property to Oujon by charter dated to [1244][1563]

ii)         LOUIS .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1564]

iii)        RAYMOND .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1565]

iv)       PIERRE .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1566]

v)        ETIENNE .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1567]

vi)       NICOLAS .  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Guilelma uxor eiusdem Humberti de Monz et filii eius W[ilelmus], Lodouicus, Remondus, Petrus, Stephanus, Nicholaus”, by charter dated 1210[1568].  “Dominus Willelmus de Monz, frater domini Nycholai de Monz”, leaving on pilgrimage, donated property to Oujon by charter dated to [1244][1569]

e)         LANDRY .  Bishop of Sion.  “Humbertus de Monz, frater…Landrici Sedunensis episcopi” donated property to Oujon by charter dated 1210[1570]

 

 

[Two possible siblings:] 

1.         BOCHET de Monte (-before 1177).  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…Bochet de Monte et Guido de Morlens nepos eius”, adding that after the death of Louis and Bochet “avunculo prefati Guidonis, idem Guido de Morlens” confirmed the donation[1571]

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

a)         GUY de Morlens .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…Bochet de Monte et Guido de Morlens nepos eius”, adding that after the death of Louis and Bochet “avunculo prefati Guidonis, idem Guido de Morlens” confirmed the donation[1572]

 

 

CONON de Mont, son of LOUIS Seigneur de Mont & his wife Amblara .  A charter dated 1177 records that “Lodouuicus de Monte et uxor eius Amblara” donated property to the monastery of Bonmont, with the consent of “filii eiusdem Lodouici, Cono, Amaldricus, Humbertus…”, the same document recording other donations with the consent of “Cono de Monte et Alais uxor eius…et Ebalus filius eorum” and a further donation by “Cono de Monte et uxor eius Alais” witnessed by “Amaldricus de Monte[1573]Seigneur de Mont.  “Dominus Lois de Monte” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore sua Amblara, filiisque Conone, Amaldrico, Umberto…alii duo filii eius”, by undated charter, in the presence of “domini Lausanensis episcopi nepotis sui[1574]

m ADELAIS, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1177 records donations to the monastery of Bonmont with the consent of “Cono de Monte et Alais uxor eius…et Ebalus filius eorum[1575]

Conon & his wife had three children: 

1.         EBLES (-[30 Jan 1237/Jan 1246]).  A charter dated 1177 records donations to the monastery of Bonmont with the consent of “Cono de Monte et Alais uxor eius…et Ebalus filius eorum[1576].  “Hyblo de Monte” donated property to Oujon, and confirmed the donation of “Guido frater meus”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1211, in the presence of “Lodouici fratris mei abbatis de Lacu[1577].  “G. dominus de Genoliaco” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “J. uxor mea, C. filius meus, J. frater meus”, by charter dated 1220[1578].  “Cueno dominus de Jonolliey domicellus” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Juliana relicta Guidonis quondam patris ipsius C, et nichola et Ysabeuz sorores eiusdem C”, by charter dated 9 Nov 1235, in the presence of “Ebalus dominus de Monz et dominus Jacobus de Albona[1579].  “Eblo dominus de Monz” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Beatrice uxore mea et filiis meis Heinrico et Eblone”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1237[1580]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  “Eblo dominus de Monz” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Beatrice uxore mea et filiis meis Heinrico et Eblone”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1237[1581].  Ebles & his wife had three children: 

a)         HENRI .  “Eblo dominus de Monz” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Beatrice uxore mea et filiis meis Heinrico et Eblone”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1237[1582].  “Henricus et Hyblo domini de Monz” confirmed the donations to Oujon made by “Hyblo pater noster quondam dominus de Monz” by charter dated Jan 1246[1583].  “Cœnetus dominus Genulliaci” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “Perrete uxoris mee et Nicholete sororis mee et Anselmi domicelli mariti eiusdem N…et domini mei…Henrici domini de Mont”, by charter dated 1249, witnessed by “predictorum domini Henrici et fratris eius domini Rodulfi…[1584].  “Henricus dominus de Monz” confirmed property of Oujon, with the consent of “liberorum nostrorum…Yblonis, Johannis, Ysabez, Beatricis et Clemencie, et Perrete matris ipsorum”, by charter dated Oct 1250, witnessed by “Radulphi fratris nostri…Cœneti domini Genulliaci[1585]m PERRETE, daughter of ---.  “Henricus dominus de Monz” confirmed property of Oujon, with the consent of “liberorum nostrorum…Yblonis, Johannis, Ysabez, Beatricis et Clemencie, et Perrete matris ipsorum”, by charter dated Oct 1250, witnessed by “Radulphi fratris nostri…Cœneti domini Genulliaci