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VIENNOIS

 

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Chapter 1.                VIENNOIS. 2

A.         COMTES de VIENNE.. 2

B.         VICOMTES de VIENNE.. 13

C.        COMTES d'ALBON.. 19

D.        COMTES d’ALBON, DAUPHINS (BOURGOGNE [CAPET]) 38

E.         DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN) 44

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in VIENNOIS. 56

A.         SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR[de-MARC] 56

B.         SEIGNEURS de BRIANÇON (AIGUEBLANCHE), VICOMTES de TARANTASIA.. 75

C.        SEIGNEURS de CLERIEUX.. 83

D.        SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT [en-Dauphiné] 92

E.         SEIGNEURS de ROUSSILLON.. 93

F.         SEIGNEURS de la TOUR-du-PIN.. 108

G.        SEIGNEURS de VALBONNAIS (ALAMANDI) 118

H.        SEIGNEURS de VINAY.. 129

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    VIENNOIS

 

 

The early history of the county of Vienne and the surrounding areas is confused.  The county evolved from the pagus Viennensis.  It formed part of the kingdom of Lotharingia, formed under the 843 treaty of Verdun which settled the disputes between the sons of Emperor Louis I.  The county, based on the town of Vienne, was ruled from the mid-9th to mid-10th centuries by counts who are shown in Part A of this Chapter.  Jurisdiction over the area was disputed in the early 10th century between the kings of the West Franks, the kings of Burgundy, and (because of the latter’s involvement in northern Italy) the kings of Italy.  By the mid-10th century, the kings of Burgundy had prevailed, although the archbishops of Vienne increased their temporal power of the town and in 1023 acquired the county from Rudolf III King of Burgundy.  As explained further in Part A, the comtes de Màcon (from the family of the counts of Burgundy) are recorded as holding an interest in the county from the late 12th century.  Further confusion is introduced by the rise to power of the comtes d’Albon who ruled areas surrounding the town of Vienne as “Dauphins de Viennois” (see Parts C to E).  The seigneuries in the Viennois included Clérieux, Clermont, Coligny, la Tour du Pin, Montauban, Mouillon, and Sassenage. 

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de VIENNE

 

 

The first named count in Vienne has been identified as the Carolingian noble Gérard.  He probably originated in the Ardennes region, and was appointed to govern Vienne by Emperor Lothaire I in the early 850s.  Isolated references to different counts at Vienne can be found in primary sources during the second half of the 9th and first half of the 10th centuries.  The available information from primary sources is insufficient to be able to reconstruct a continuous line of comital succession, although it is clear that the appointment was not hereditary within the same family as six different families who held the title can been identified during this period. 

 

 

GERARD [II], son of [LIUTHARD Comte de Fezensac & his wife Grimhild ---] (-[11 Feb or 4 Mar] 874, bur Avignon).  The primary source which identifies Gérard as the son of Liuthard has not been identified.  Emperor Lothaire confirmed a donation of property "in pago Arduennensi sitam…Villantia" to the abbey of Prüm by "Richardus quondam comes…per Biuinum fratrem suum, et Gerardum et Basinum qui et Tancredus comites" by charter dated 12 Nov 842[1], although it is not known whether this is the same Gérard.  However, as both Gérard and the descendants of Bivin were associated with Provence, it is possible that their association started earlier in the Ardennes.  Comte de Vienne.  Emperor Lothaire returned property to the church of Lyon, at the request of “Gerardus…comes atque marchio”, by charter dated to [852][2].  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Folcoinus episcopus, Adalgarius, Engilscalcus et Berengarius" as missi in "comitatu Berengarii, Engilscalchi, Gerardi et in comitatibus Reginarii"[3], although it is not known whether this count Gérard is the same person as the one named in the other references listed below.  "Karoli rex, Hlotharii augusti filius" confirmed the privileges of the church of Villeurbane in favour of the church of Lyon at the request of "comes et parens noster ac nutritor Girardus" by charter dated 10 Oct 856[4].  The precise relationship between Comte Gérard and the Carolingian monarchs has not been established.  The Chronico Vezeliacensi records that "Comes Girardus fundator hujus loci" died in 847 and was buried "apud Avinionem civitatem suam"[5], although the last two digits of the year have been transposed.  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "III Non" of "Geraldus comes"[6].  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "IV Non Mar" of "Gerardi comitis"[7]

 

 

BOSON, son of comte BUVINUS [Bouvin] & his wife --- d'Arles (-Vienne, Isère 11 Jan 887, bur Vienne, cathédrale de Saint-Maurice).  The Annals of Hincmar name "Bosone filio Buvini quondam comitis" in 869[8]An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[9], although it is not known whether "…Boso…" refers to the same person.  His brother-in-law Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks gave him the abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune.  "Boso comes simulque Bernardus comes ad vicem" donated Nogent "in pago Otmense" for the soul of "quondam amici nostri Odonis comitis…uxoris suæ Guendilmodis" to Saint-Martin-des-Tours by charter dated 871 after 21 Jun[10].  He was invested as Comte de Vienne in 870 by King Charles II after the latter conquered the kingdom of Provence.  He was installed as Comte de Berry in [872] after the deposition of Gérard comte en Aquitaine.  He accompanied King Charles II to Italy in 875: an agreement dated Feb 876 of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks names "Bosonis…ducis et sacri palatii archiministri atque imperiali missi" among those present in Italy with the king[11].  He was invested as dux regni Italici at Pavia in Feb 876, fulfilling the role of viceroy in the absence of the king.  Recalled by Emperor Charles in early 877, Boson left his brother Richard in his place in Italy and became Governor and Comte de Provence [877].  He took part in the general rebellion of 877, refusing to swear allegiance to Louis II "le Bègue" King of the West Franks on his accession[12].  After the death of King Louis II, "Hugo abbas et Boso et alii" sent "Walterum Episcopum Aurelianensem et Goiranum et Anscherum comites" to Ludwig III King of the East Franks to offer him part of the kingdom in 879[13]He was named King BOSON[14] at Mantaille, near Vienne 15 Oct 879 by the archbishops of Vienne, Besançon, Lyon, Tarentaise, Aix and Arles, and crowned at Lyon a few days later.  He installed his capital at Vienne.  The reigning Carolingian monarchs formed a league against him, captured Lyon, and besieged Vienne which fell in 882, although Boson refused to capitulate[15].  The Annales Fuldenses record that the sons of Ludwig II " der Deutsche" King of the East Franks fought "Buosonem in Galliam" in 880 and expelled him from "Madasconam urbem", accepting homage from "Bernhardum qui in ea principatum tenebat"[16].  The Annales Fuldenses record the death in 887 of "Buosone", leaving a young son by "filia Hludowici Italici regis"[17].  The epitaph of "Bosonis Regis" records his death "III Id Jan VIII anno regni sui"[18]

 

 

1.         GUIGUES [Vigo] (-after 913).  Comte de Vienne"Ricardus…Comes, Wido Comes, Ugo Comes, Adelelmus Comes, Baterius Comes, Teutbertus Comes, Ragenardus Comes…" subscribed a charter dated to [890] which records a council held by "Ermengardis Regina et…Principes Ludovici filii Bosones" at Varennes[19].  "Guigo comes" donated property to "saint Alexandre, archévêque de Vienne" by charter dated 902[20]Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated 913 under which "Vigo Comte de Vienne" donated property to Alexandre archbishop of Vienne[21] 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known. 

1.         SIGBOD (-after 926).  Comte de Vienne"Teutberti" donated property to the church of Vienne, with the consent of "Siebodi comitis…germano suo" by charter dated 13 Apr 926[22], Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, noting that he was "Siebou comte de Vienne"[23] although this geographical epithet does not appear in the original charter. 

2.         TEUTBERT (-after 926).  "Ricardus…Comes, Wido Comes, Ugo Comes, Adelelmus Comes, Baterius Comes, Teutbertus Comes, Ragenardus Comes…" subscribed a charter dated to [890] which records a council held by "Ermengardis Regina et…Principes Ludovici filii Bosones" at Varennes[24].  Louis King [of Provence] donated monasteriolum Mourtiers to the church of Apt, on the request of "fidelis Teutbertus…comes", by charter dated 896[25]"Teutberti" donated property to the church of Vienne, with the consent of "Siebodi comitis…germano suo" by charter dated 13 Apr 926[26], Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, noting that he was "Siebou comte de Vienne"[27] although this geographical epithet does not appear in the original charter. 

 

 

HUGUES, son of THEOTBALD Comte d'Arles & his wife Berta of Lotharingia [Carolingian]  ([880]-10 Apr 947)"Hugo comes et marchio" names "patris mei Teutbaldi et matris meæ Berthe…" in a donation by charter dated 924[28]"Hugo et Lotharius…reges" name "patris et matris nostræ Teubaldi…et Berte" in their donation to Cluny dated 8 Mar 934[29], although this incorrectly implies that Ugo and Lothar were brothers instead of father and son, which is proved by other sources.  Comte de Vienne.  He was elected as UGO King of Italy in 926.  During this period Vienne was caught up in the rivalries between the kingdoms of Italy and Burgundy.  As noted below, Raoul King of France granted the county of Vienne to Charles Constantin when Ugo succeeded as king of Italy, but evidently control was disputed as King Ugo granted Vienne to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois in 928 (see below).  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see the document BURGUNDY KINGS][30]

 

 

CHARLES CONSTANTIN, son of Emperor LOUIS III, ex-King of Italy & his wife [Adelais ---] ([905/10]-after Jan 962)Flodoard names "Karlo Constantino, Lucdowici Orbi filio"[31].  "Hludovicus…imperator augustus" gave three serfs to "fideli nostro Bononi" at the request of "filius noster Karolus" by charter dated 3 Jun 924[32].  He was named Comte de Vienne in 926 by his cousin Raoul King of France, in succession to his cousin Hugues Comte d'Arles, when the latter was proclaimed Ugo King of Italy.  As noted below, King Ugo of Italy removed the county of Vienne from Charles Constantin in 928 and granted it to Héribert de Vermandois.  Charles Constantin remained at Vienne.  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see BURGUNDY KINGS][33]. It is supposed that, from that time, Charles Constantin continued to hold the county under the suzerainty of the kingdom of Burgundy.  Mermet records the existence of a peace treaty signed at the time between Ugo King of Italy and Rudolf II King of Burgundy which confirmed the latter’s rights to the Burgundian kingdom and Charles Constantin’s position in the county of Vienne[34].  Charles Constantin swore allegiance to Conrad "le Pacifique" King of Burgundy in 943[35].  The rivalry being the competing factions in France concerning the suzerainty over Vienne persisted, as indicated by Flodoard who recorded in 951 that Louis IV “d’Outremer” King of the West Franks summoned "Karlus Constantinus Viennæ princeps et Stephanus Arvernorum præsul" to swear allegiance[36]. "Karolus comes" sold land "in villa Brociano" by charter dated 19 May 960 which names "Teutbergi comitisse"[37]

 

 

1.         HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois, son of HERIBERT [I] Comte de Vermandois & his wife [Lietgardis] --- ([880]-23 Feb 943, bur Saint Quentin).  He succeeded his father in [900/907] as Comte de Meaux, de Soissons et de Vermandois.  His history in Vermandois and adjacent counties, as well as details of his marriage, is set out in NORTHERN FRANCE.  [Comte de Vienne]: Flodoard records that Ugo King of Italy gave "provintiam Viennensem" to Héribert Comte de Varmandois in 928, and that "Odonis filii sui [=Heriberto]" was appointed vicecomes[38].  No primary source has yet been identified which describes Héribert as “Comte de Vienne” or confirms whether he adopted the comital title.  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see BURGUNDY KINGS][39].  At that time, as noted above, Charles Constantin was confirmed as Comte de Vienne.  Héribert [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ODO [Eudes] ([915]-after 19 Jun 946)Vicomte de Vienne: Flodoard records that "Odonis filii sui [=Heriberto]" was appointed vicecomes when Ugo King of Italy gave his father "provintiam Viennensem" in 928[40].  His father left him in [927] as a hostage with Rollo Comte [de Normandie].  Unlike his father, he swore allegiance to Louis IV "d'Outremer" King of the Franks in 938 and received the guardianship of the royal residence at Laon.  He occupied the town and county of Amiens, but was expelled in 944[41]

b)         other children: - see NORTHERN FRANCE

 

 

After the death of Charles Constantin, no reference has been found to any successor comtes de Vienne until the mid-12th century.  It is probable that from the mid-10th century the kings of Burgundy themselves assumed control over the county and delegated its administration to the vicomtes de Vienne who are recorded until 1032 (see Part B of the present Chapter).  Meanwhile, the archbishops of Vienne consolidated their position in the town, profiting especially in the late 10th/early 11th century from the weak government of Rudolf III King of Burgundy who eventually granted the county to the archbishopric in 1023[42]: “Rodulphus...rex”, with the support of “conjuge mea Irmingarda regina”, granted “Viennensem comitatum...cum castello quod supereminet ipsi civitati” to “sancto Mauricio ecclesiæ Viennensis patrono et episcopis eidem ecclesiæ prætitulatis” by charter dated 14 Sep 1023[43].  Mermet highlights the rivalry which, as a result of the wording of this donation, developed between the chapter of Saint-Maurice and the archbishops, which resulted in jurisdiction over different parts of the town being divided and each grouping minting its own money[44].  This period coincided with the fragmentation of the kingdom of Burgundy itself and the rise of different noble families in different geographical areas, notably the comtes de Bourgogne and the comtes de Forez, as discussed elsewhere in the present document.  These rivalries and fragmentations provided fertile ground for challenge to the preeminence of the ecclesiasts in Vienne, notably by the Bourgogne-Comté/Mâcon family. 

 

Mermet says that Guillaume [I] “le Grand” Comte de Bourgogne (who died in 1087, see Chapter 1 in the present document), whom he calls “comte de Vienne, de Bourgogne et de Mâcon, sire de Salins”, “régnait presqu’en maître absolu dans notre cité[45].  He cites no sources on which he bases this statement, and no other indication has been found relating either to Guillaume [I]’s influence in Vienne or to his having used the title “comte de Vienne”.  Valbonnais, in his history of the Dauphiné, makes no mention of Guillaume [I] in Vienne and no primary source has yet been identified which links him to the town[46].  It seems more likely that the Bourgogne-Comté family’s influence in Vienne followed the selection in 1088 of Guy de Bourgogne (son of Guillaume [I], and future Pope Calixtus II) to fill the vacancy in the archiepiscopal see.  A later link between the family and Vienne is confirmed by the charter dated 6 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the rights of the archbishop and chapter over Vienne, specifying that he removed (“alienamus”) “Willelmum Matisconensem comitem” (Guillaume [III] Comte de Mâcon, grandson of Guillaume [I]) from “predicta urbe[47].  No other source has been found which confirms the precise role which Guillaume [III] played in Vienne, the date when he assumed this role, or how he may have shared the town’s administration with the archbishop.  Guillaume [III]’s descendants continued to use the title “Comte de Vienne” as can be seen in the following section.  However, Valbonnais highlights that Friedrich I King of Germany renewed the 1146 confirmation by charter dated 1153[48], and also records that both Emperors Henrich VI and Friedrich II later repeated the same confirmation[49].  This suggests that the Mâcon family’s influence in Vienne may have been no more than symbolic after the mid-12th century.  The situation in Vienne is further complicated by the charter dated 1155 under which Berthold Herzog von Zähringen (imperial administrator of the kingdom of Burgundy) granted rights in Vienne, which Emperor Lothar II had granted to his predecessor Duke Konrad, to “Guigoni Dalphino Albonis comiti” [Guigues [VII] Comte d’Albon, Dauphin, see below Part C][50]

 

The precise basis on which the Mâcon/Bourgogne-Comté family acquired rights in Vienne, whether by inheritance or purchase, has not been ascertained.  Valbonnais says that Guillaume [III]’s position in Vienne was based on "d’anciennes prétentions" without specifying the nature of those claims[51].  Mermet says that “on pourrait hasarder la conjecture” that the comtes de Mâcon descended from one of the sons of Ermengarde, second wife of Rudolf III King of Burgundy, by her first marriage[52].  This is highly speculative, and Mermet fails to explain how the king’s stepsons could have had any legitimate claim to the county, especially as the king had clearly donated it elsewhere in a document which explicitly expresses the support of Queen Ermengarde as shown in the extract quoted above.  Some secondary sources suggest that Etiennette, wife of Guillaume [I], was “Etiennette de Vienne”[53].  However, no documentary evidence has been found which indicates a connection between her descendants and Vienne before her grandson Guillaume [III], which suggests that any rights to the county were acquired by the family well after Etiennette died.  Szabolcs de Vajay attributes the error connecting Etiennette with Vienne to her epitaph, which names “Allobrogum comitissa...Stephania[54], noting that, while the Allobroges had been a Gallic tribe living around Vienne, this archaic term was used elsewhere simply to describe the county of Burgundy[55].  An outline of the comtes de Vienne from the Mâcon family is shown below, with extracts from charters relating to Vienne in which they are named.  Full details of these individuals, their marriages and other members of their families are set out in the Mâcon chapter of the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY. 

 

 

GERARD [I] de Bourgogne, son of GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Ponce dame de Traves (-15 Sep 1184).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comites Stephanum de Ultrasagonam et Gerardum Viennensem" as sons of "comes Renaldus [de Burgundia] fratrem comitem Guilelmum" & his wife[56].  He succeeded in 1147 as Comte de Mâcon .  He is also recorded as Comte de Vienne, although as noted above his influence (and that of his descendants) in Vienne may have been no more than symbolic.  Louis VII King of France issued judgment against “comitem Gerardum Viennensem” in a dispute with the church of Mâcon by charter dated 1166[57].  Philippe II King of France issued judgment against “Girardum comitem Viennensem” in a dispute relating to Pierre-Pertuis near Vezelay by charter dated 1180[58].  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XVI Kal Oct” of “Gerardus Viennensis comes[59]

Comte Géraud [I] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         other children: see BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY

2.         GUILLAUME [IV] de Vienne (-1224, bur [church of Tournus, Galilee]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum Matisconensem sive Viennensem et Galterum de Salins et quemdam Gerardum et Stephanum Bisuntinensem electum" as children of "[comes] Gerardum Viennensem" & his wife[60].  He succeeded his father in 1184 as Comte de Mâcon, [titular] Comte de Vienne.  "Willermus, Wiennensis et Matisconensis comes" confirmed an agreement between "Girardum comitem Matisconensem…patris mei" and Cluny by charter dated Jan 1217[61].  “W. comes Viennensis et Matisconensis” restored property “apud Villamnovam...Silviniacus” to Tournus by charter dated Apr 1222[62].  The memorial of Abbé Bérard records the death in 1224 of “Guillelmus comes Viennæ et Matisconis” and his burial “in Galilæâ ecclesiæ Trenorchiensis[63].  Assuming that this entry indicates Guillaume’s burial at Galilee in a church affiliated with Tournus, he presumably died while on pilgrimage.  Comte Guillaume [IV] & his second wife had four children: 

a)         GERAUD [II] de Vienne (-[1224/25]).  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[64].  “G. W. comitis Viennæ et Matisconis primogenitus” settled a dispute between his father and Tournus, referring to “mater mea et uxor mea” (both unnamed), by charter dated 1211[65].  "Geraldus filius comitis Guillelmi" confirmed the agreement of "avi mei bone memorie comitis Gerardi" and “patris mei comitis Guillelmi” and Cluny by charter dated Jan 1217[66]Seigneur de Vienne, during his father’s lifetime: “Girardus primogenitus comitis Matisconensis et dominus Viennæ” noted the settlement of a dispute between Tournus and Cluny by charter dated 1220[67].  He succeeded his father in 1224 as Comte de Mâcon, [[titular] Comte de Vienne].  should be noted that he is called “dominus” not “comes” of Vienne in the following charter of his daughter and son-in-law: “Johannes comes Matisconensis et nobilis domina A. uxor mea filia bonæ memoriæ domini Girardi de Viennæ” made donations to Tournus, including rights in the wood “Mortuum vocatur”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1233[68].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines points to his death in [1224/25] when naming "Henrico Viennensi frater Gerardi iam defuncti" in 1225[69].  Comte Géraud [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALIX de Vienne ([1205/15]-25 Jul or 23 Aug [1258/61]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the only daughter of "Gerardus Viennensis comitis filius" & his wife, and names her husband "unus fratrum Philippe comitisse Barrensis Iohannes", specifying that he thereby became "comes Masticonensis"[70].  Her birth date range shown above is speculative based on the date range of her marriage.  She succeeded her father in [1224] as Ctss de Mâcon, [titular] Ctss de Vienne.  A seal confirms that she and her husband held both the counties of Mâcon and Vienne, reading “Johannis de Brana cois Vienne et de Mascon[71].  The latest date of her marriage is established by a charter dated Aug 1226 under which her husband donated property to Guy Chevrier[72].  The following charter indicates that the county of Vienne was transferred to Alix’s paternal uncle Henri before Sep 1227: “Henricus comes Viennensis” noted the fief held by “domino Petro de Hormont” from “consanguineo et domino meo Theobaldo comite Campaniæ...apud Barrum super Albam” by charter dated Sep 1227[73]Gallia Christiana records that Alix became Abbess of Notre-Dame du Lys, near Melun in 1246, and her death 23 Aug [1258/61] (no primary source cited)[74]m ([1218/Aug 1226]) JEAN de Dreux, son of ROBERT [II] "le Jeune" Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy (1198- Tripoli [Jan/Apr 1240], but Tripoli Hospitallers).  Comte de Mâcon, [titular] Comte de Vienne, by right of his wife.  As noted above, the county of Vienne was transferred to his wife’s paternal uncle Henri soon afterwards. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Vienne (-1255).  Canon at Mâcon.  Doyen of St Etienne de Besançon.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne, in succession to his brother Henri.  He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX 22 Mar 1233 for his misdemeanours.  "Wilelmus Viennensis quondam filius Wilelmi Matisconensis et Viennensis comitis" donated property to the church of Besançon Saint-Etienne, for the souls of "fratrum suorum Gerardi et Henrici piæ recordationis", by charter dated 1235[75]He left the church to marry[76].  “W. cuens de Vienne” guaranteed payment by “monseigneur Perron de Bormont” to “monseigneur le Roy de Navarre”, just as “ses peres...estoit homme, mon frere Henri Comte de Vienne”, by charter dated Mar 1247[77].  The following charter indicates that Guillaume ceased to be Comte de Vienne before 1250: "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi [error for Hugonis] comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1250 which names "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[78]The necrology of Mâcon records the death of “Guillelmo comite Viennensi, tunc decano Bisuntinensi[79]

c)         HENRI de Vienne (-killed Geneva 19 May 1233).  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[80].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henrico Viennensi frater Gerardi iam defuncti" when recording that he and "Iohanne Cabilonensi filio comitis Stephani" captured "comitis Barrensis" in 1225 "ante natale Domini"[81].  Seigneur de Montmorot et de Vadans.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne: “Henricus comes Viennensis” noted the fief held by “domino Petro de Hormont” from “consanguineo et domino meo Theobaldo comite Campaniæ...apud Barrum super Albam” by charter dated Sep 1227[82].  The memorial of Abbé Bérard records the death “apud Gehenuam...XIV Kal Jun” 1233 of “Henricus comes Viennæ[83].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Henricus de Vienna" was killed "in Burgundia" in 1233[84]

d)         BEATRIX de Vienne (-after Mar 1235)A. comitissa Matisconensis...et J. comes Matisconensis dominus et maritus noster” relinquished their rights to revenue from Champagne in favour of “domino Hugone de Antigneio” who renounced rights “in parte uxoris suæ materteræ nostræ in comitatu Matisconensis” by charter dated Oct 1235[85].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1250 under which [her son] "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", naming "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[86]m (before Feb 1219) HUGUES Seigneur d'Antigny, son of --- (-after Mar 1235).  Hugues & his wife had children: 

i)          HUGUES de Vienne (-after Jul 1269)Seigneur de Pagny.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne: "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi [error for Hugonis] comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1250 which names "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[87]Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné records that “Jean de Burnins” Archbishop of Vienne bought all rights in Vienne from Hugues de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny “au prix de sept mille livres[88].  Pelot dates this purchase to 1263[89].  “Hugues cuens de Vienne sires de Paigny et Henri sires de Sainte Croix freres” made various commitments to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated end-Jul 1269[90].  His descendants adopted the name “de Vienne” but are not recorded as  holding the county of Vienne. 

-         SEIGNEURS d’ANTIGNY et de PAGNY

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de VIENNE

 

 

1.         ANGILBOTON (-after Apr 870).  Auguste Bernard suggests that Angilboton, who is named in a charter of Gérard Comte de Vienne dated Apr 870, was the first vicomte de Vienne[91].  [Vicomte de Vienne.] 

 

2.         HERLUIN [Erlulf?] (-after [876]).  “Ardoini eiusdem ecclesie [Viennam]…archiepiscopi et Erluini [Erlulf?] vicecomitis, missi…Bosonis comitis” are named as present in a charter dated to [876] relating to the church of Vienne[92]Vicomte [de Vienne]. 

 

3.         BERLION [I] (-[912])Vicomte [de Vienne].  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted “villas Pontianam et Cabannacum…iur hereditario” to “Berlio viccomes” by charter dated 17 Apr 902[93].  [m firstly GERBERGE, daughter of HECTOR & his wife ---.  Her marriage and parentage are apparently confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 976 under which “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny[94].  However, this document does not name Gerberge’s husband.  No other document has yet been identified which confirms the name of Berlion [I]’s supposed first wife.  As noted below, the date of the 976 charter indicates that Berlion’s son Ratburn [I] must have lived to an extremely old age.  Although this is not impossible, it suggests that another possible explanation should be sought for the relationships which are described in the document.  It would not be impossible that the 976 charter refers to Ratburn [II], son of Ratburn [I], born from an otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector.  No other document has yet been found which indicates the time period during which Hector lived, which could provide some corroboration for the hypothesis.  Although this first marriage remains unconfirmed beyond all doubt, it does appear likely that Berlion’s supposed son Ratburn [I] was older than his known brothers Sobon and Engelbert and may therefore have been born from an earlier marriage.]  m [secondly] ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul [940/41] under which her son Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi”, to Cluny[95]Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that she was Ermengarde, illegitimate daughter of Lothaire II King of Lotharingia & his mistress Waldrada ---, suggesting that she came to Provence with her sister Berta who married Thibaut Comte d’Arles[96].  He says that the charter dated 25 Dec 923, under which Ludwicus…imperator augustus” confirmed property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi in villa…Tadernaco” to “Ingelbertus…et uxori eius Nonie” (Engelbert being this couple’s son)[97], refers to Engelbert as “propinquus” of the emperor.  He says that the term was never used in charters which name Berlion [I] and therefore deduces that the relationship must have been through Engelbert’s mother.  However, the text of the charter in question does not appear to apply the word “propinquus” specifically to Engelbert.  It is used in the phrase “propinquorum et fidelium suorum”, as part of the introductory words in the charter, while Engelbert is referred to as “fidelis noster”.  There appears to be no other basis for this speculation.  If the hypothesis were correct, it would be difficult to explain why Ermengarde would have left Provence (presumably after the death of her supposed husband, dated to [912]) and established herself as a nun at Lucca (where she is recorded in an epitaph[98]), while her sons remained in Provence.  Berlion [I] & his [first] wife had [two children]: 

a)         [RATBURN [I] (-[after 22 Sep 976]).  “Ribelt” donated property “in pago Viennense”, among which property bordered by “terra Ratburno vicecomis et Ingelberto”, to Cluny by charter dated May 935[99].  His parentage appears confirmed by the charter which apparently relates to his supposed son Ratburn [II] (see below).  Vicomte de Vienne.  "Ratburnus vicecomis et uxor sua Vualda" donated property "in pago Viennense in villa…Landadis" to Cluny by charter dated 1 Oct 942[100].  “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[101].  The date of this charter suggests that Ratburn [I] would have been very old at this time, assuming that the charter indeed refers to the son of Berlion [I].  The reference to his wife “Vuille” does suggest that she was the same person who is recorded in 942 as Ratburn’s wife “Vualda”.  However, the age question remains an issue, which suggests that another explanation should be sought for the relationships described in the document.  One possibility is that the 976 charter refers to Ratburn [I]’s son, Ratburn [II], assuming that the latter was the child of another otherwise unrecorded marriage (maybe a first marriage, if the dates relating to Ratburn’s brother Hector Bishop of Le Puy are correct) of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector.]  m VUALDA, daughter of --- (-after 22 Sep 976).  "Ratburnus vicecomis et uxor sua Vualda" donated property "in pago Viennense in villa…Landadis" to Cluny by charter dated 1 Oct 942[102].  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[103].  As stated above, the references in these two documents to “Vuille” and “Vualda” suggest that they indicate the same person.  However, the date of the later charter would mean that Ratburn [I] lived to an extremely old age, which suggests that another explanation may be appropriate for the relationships which the document describes.  Ratburn [I] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          RATBURN [II] .  His parentage is confirmed by an undated charter, dated to the reign of Conrad I King of Burgundy, under which Ratburn donated property “in villa Areto…quam dominus Sobo archiepiscopus et avunculus meus” to the church of Vienne, subscribed by “Berillonis” (which may refer to Ratburn [II]’s brother Berlion [II][104].  As noted above, it is not impossible that the charter dated 22 Sep 976, under which Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[105], also refers to Ratburn [II].  If this is correct, he would have been born from another otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector. 

ii)         [ADEMAR (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[106].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

iii)        [ROSTAIN (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[107].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

iv)       [FREDEBERT (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[108].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

v)        [DURAN (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[109].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

vi)       BERLION [II] (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[110]

b)         [HECTOR (-927).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 976 under which “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny[111].  As noted above, it is not impossible that “Ratburnus” in this charter was Ratburn [II] rather than Ratburn [I] which, if correct, would mean that Hector was the son of the former from an otherwise unrecorded marriage to Gerberge, daughter of Hector.  If the dates recorded here in relation to Bishop Hector are correct (they have not yet been verified against primary sources), this would presumably have been a first marriage of his father.  Bishop of Le Puy 924.] 

Berlion [I] & his [second] wife had two children: 

c)         SOBON (-952)His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul [940/41] under which Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi”, to Cluny[112]Archbishop of Vienne 931. 

d)         ENGELBERT (-after 1 Mar 942).  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted property “in villa Salpatia, in pago Viennensi” to “Ingelbert fidelis suus” by charter dated 920[113].  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi…villa…Taderniaco” to “Ingelbert fidelis suus et uxoris suæ Nonianæ” by charter dated 25 Dec 923[114]Ribelt” donated property “in pago Viennense”, among which property bordered by “terra Ratburno vicecomis et Ingelberto”, to Cluny by charter dated May 935[115].  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41], subscribed by “…Ratburni…[116]m firstly EMMELT, daughter of ---.  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41][117]m secondly (before 25 Dec 923) NONIA, daughter of ---.  “Ludwicus…imperator augustus” confirmed property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi in villa…Tadernaco” to “Ingelbertus…et uxori eius Nonie” by charter dated 25 Dec 923[118].  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41][119]m thirdly TEUTBERGE, daughter of ---.  The cartulary of the church of Vienne includes a charter dated 1 Mar 942 under which “Engelbert, Theutberge et Théobald fils du premier” donated property[120].  Gingins-la-Sarra points out that Teutberge was the name of the wife of Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne, and that Teutberge widow of Engelbert could have married him as her second husband[121].  There seems to be no basis for this speculation other than the name.  Engelbert & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

i)          TEUTBOLD (-after 1 Mar 942).  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…filii mei Teutboldi…”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41], subscribed by “…Ratburni…[122]

 

 

GERAUD de Tour, son of BERNARD Comte [en Auvergne] & his wife Berthelde --- (-after Apr 960).  "Bernardus…cum uxore mea Berthelde et filio meo Gerardo qui cognominatur de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in vicaria Brivatensi in villa…Bergnaco" to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "genitoris mei Bernardi comitis ac genetricis meæ Blytsindis et avi mei Acfredi comitis et uxoris suæ Adelindis, sive pro avunculis meis Villelmo et Hacfredo Aquitanorum ducibus" by charter dated May 937[123].  "Geraldus qui vocor de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in comitatu Talamitensi, in vicaria Messiacensi, in villa…Monteplano", next to land of "Stephani fratris mei", to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "ipso et uxore mea Gausberga…pro genitore meo Bernardo et genitrice mea Berthelde…avo meo Bernardo comite et uxore sua Blitsende necnon et…Guillelmo et Acfredo Aquitaniæ quondam ducibus", by charter dated Apr 960[124]

m (before May 937) GAUSBERGE, daughter of --- (-after Apr 960).  "Bernardus…cum uxore mea Berthelde et filio meo Gerardo qui cognominatur de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in vicaria Brivatensi in villa…Bergnaco", next to "terram Gausberganæ uxoris supradicti filii mei…terram Rotberti vicecomitis fratris Wi…terram Hucberti vicecomitis", to Brioude Saint-Julien by charter dated May 937[125].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Apr 960 under which her husband "Geraldus qui vocor de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in comitatu Talamitensi, in vicaria Messiacensi, in villa…Monteplano", next to land of "Stephani fratris mei", to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "ipso et uxore mea Gausberga…pro genitore meo Bernardo et genitrice mea Berthelde…avo meo Bernardo comite et uxore sua Blitsende necnon et…Guillelmo et Acfredo Aquitaniæ quondam ducibus"[126]

Géraud & his wife had three children: 

1.         BERLION [III] de Tour (-after [1003]).  Vicomte [de Vienne].  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice, for the souls of "patris mei Geroldi et avi mei Bernardi de Turre, Willelmi et Egefredi comitum", by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" confirmed by "Burcardus…Viennensis…episcopus", signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[127]m LIUTGARDE, daughter of --- (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[128].  Berlion [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERLION [IV] (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[129]same person as…?  BERLION [V] (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[130]m ILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[131].  Berlion [V] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ARBERT (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[132]

ii)         ARTAUD (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[133]

2.         AMBLARD (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[134]

3.         BERNARD de Tour .  "Bernardus" donated "medietatem de ecclesia…Plauziacum" to Sauxillanges, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris mee Gauzberge et avi mei Bernardi", by undated charter[135]

-        SEIGNEURS de la TOUR

 

 

 

C.      COMTES d'ALBON

 

 

The county of Albon emerged in the sources from the mid-11th century, although its precise geographical location has not yet been identified. The comtes d’Albon acquired authority over territory around Vienne but never acquired the county of Vienne.  The first member of the family recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  The earliest document so far identified which links the title of this family to the territory of Albon is the testament of Ramon Berenguer I Comte de Barcelona, dated 12 Nov 1076, which provides for the reversion of his counties to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes" in case of extinction of his descendants in the male line[136].  No record has been found of the precise date when Guigues [III] was appointed count, or who appointed him, although it is likely that he was invested either by Emperor Konrad I (Konrad II King of Germany, who had inherited the kingdom of Burgundy from the last independent king Rudolf III in 1032) or his son Emperor Heinrich II (Heinrich III King of Germany).  No record of Guigues [III] has been found in the surviving charters of either emperor which are included in the MGH compilation of imperial diplomas.  Another perspective is provided by an undated charter in the second cartulary of "saint Hugues" whose preamble states that during the time of "Isarni episcopi [10th century]" no counts ruled in "episcopatum Gratianopolitanum" and that when Mallen was bishop (supposed cousin of Comte Guigues [III] "Vétus", see below) "Guigo vetus, pater Guigonis crassi" usurped the title count and seized lands from the bishopric[137].  Fauché-Prunelle asserts that this preamble was inserted subsequently into the document and is not authentic[138].  Nevertheless, the absence of earlier documentation which attributes the title count to members of the family is striking.  Whatever the truth of the matter, the county was an imperial fief by the mid-11th century, as demonstrated by the patronage shown to the later counts by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa", who arranged important dynastic marriages for them. 

 

The head of this family was first recorded with the name “dauphin” from the early 13th century.  The origin of this title has been the subject of much debate.  The name is first found in surviving primary sources attributed to Guigues [VI], as shown by the charter dated to [after 1225] which records that "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius…" confirmed an earlier donation by his father to the abbey of Bonnevaux[139]Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné summarises various outlandish legendary origins which emerged, but concludes that the dolphin was first used as a heraldic symbol by Guigues [VI] and that the title adopted by his descendants simply reflected this use[140].  Prudhomme states that this conclusion cannot be correct as the emblem is first recorded on the arms of the family in 1237[141].  He concludes that "delphinus" was a nickname ("surnom"), first borne by St Delphinus at the end of the 4th century and by a 7th century bishop of Lyon, and was used personally by Guigues [VI].  It was later used as a type of patronymic by André de Bourgogne [Capet] (see Part D), son of Beatrix heiress of Viennois and granddaughter of Guigues [VI], to highlight his maternal descent[142].  By the end of the 13th century, the name had evolved into a title, and the first reference to the "delphinatum" of Vienne and Albon dates to 1285[143]

 

A continuous line of descent of the family of the comtes d’Albon can be traced from the late 10th century until their extinction in the male line, probably soon after 1168.  It is possible that the family was descended from the comte de Vienne named Guigues who is recorded between 890 and 913 (see Part A.).  The reconstruction of this family is rendered difficult by the unbroken succession, from father to son, of individuals named Guigues.  In addition, the dates of death of the heads of the family are, for the most part, unknown.  The secondary sources which have been consulted during the preparation of the present document provide inconsistent interpretations of the primary source data and none presents a satisfactory final result.  The reconstruction which is presented below appears consistent with all the information contained in the primary sources which have been identified and contains no loose ends.  Nevertheless the conclusions are tentative and other interpretations are possible. 

 

 

1.         [GUIGUES (-after [940]).  Comte.  "Guy comte d’Albon" donated property to "l’église de Romette en Gapençais" by charter dated 940[144].  The text of this charter has not been seen but the reference to "Albon" suggests either that it is misdated or that it is spurious as geographical qualifications were rarely linked to titles in primary source documentation at that time.] 

 

 

GUIGUES [I], son of --- (-[7 Sep/18 Oct] 996)"Barnuinus et uxor mea…Teutberge" donated property "in villa Vitrosco" to Saint-André de Bas, Vienne, for the souls of "senioris nostri domini Vigoni domneque Fredeburge", by charter dated "regnante domno Rodulfo rege" (dated to [1012/23] in the compilation, but presumably better dated to [993/96])[145].  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[146]

m [as her first husband,] FREDEBURGE, sister of GEOFFROY, daughter of --- ([960/65]-after 1012).  "Barnuinus et uxor mea…Teutberge" donated property "in villa Vitrosco" to Saint-André de Bas, Vienne, for the souls of "senioris nostri domini Vigoni domneque Fredeburge", by charter dated "regnante domno Rodulfo rege" (dated to [1012/23] in the compilation, but presumably better dated to [993/96])[147].  "Fredeburgis matris eius…" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[148].  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[149]"Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[150]"Fredeburgæ matris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[151]She was the sister of Geoffroy and sister-in-law of Théobald de Nyon[152].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[153], Fredeburga married secondly "Arnoul de Theys", although the primary source which confirms his family name has not yet been identified.  This supposed second marriage is far from certain.  It is allegedly confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Arnulfus et uxor mea Frideburga necnon et filius noster Rodulphus" donated property "unum mansum in episcopatu Gratianopolitano in Valle Navis…les Aberges" to Cluny, witnessed by "Vuigonis comitis"[154].  The key to identifying the donor Fredeburge lies in the dating of this charter.  As noted elsewhere in the present document, the first member of the family of the comtes d’Albon who is recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  It is not known when he was awarded the title, but he is not recorded with it in other sources before the mid-10th century.  If the witness "Vuigonis comitis" was Guigues [III], which is likely, the donor Fredeburga would have been extremely old if she had been his paternal grandmother.  Two other factors point to this supposed second marriage being incorrect.  Firstly, it is extremely unlikely that Guigues [III]’s maternal grandmother could have given birth to a son by a second marriage, given the birth date estimated for her son by her [first] husband.  Secondly, the charter dated 1012 makes no mention of Fredeburge’s second husband, although it is likely that it predated the undated charter.  A more likely explanation is that Fredeburge, who married Arnoul, was an otherwise unrecorded daughter of the older Fredeburge by her marriage to Guigues [I], and that the witness to the charter was her nephew.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné accepts that Arnoul was the husband of Guigues [I]’s widow, identifying him as Arnoul, son of Rudolf ("Arnoul, fils du comte Rodolphe"), adding that the latter patronised Fredeburge’s children by her first marriage[155].  He cites no primary source on which he bases his statement. 

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

1.         HUMBERT ([960/70]-[after 1030])"Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property "medietatem castri de Visilia" to Cluny by charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996, subscribed by "Fredeburgis matris eius, Wiguonis fratris eius, Humberti episcopi de Valentia nepotis eius"[156].  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when appointed to his bishopric.  Bishop of Grenoble 990 or before.  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[157].  "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property "locum de Sancto Bartholomeo cum ecclesia de Madernatis" to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre with the consent of "Radulfo rege et regina Ermengarda, et domino archiepiscopo Brocardo, matre quoque mea Fredeburge, atque Maileno nepote meo, simulque aliis nepotibus meis Umberto atque Wigone" by charter dated 1012, signed by "Fredeburgæ matris eius, Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius, Malleni nepotis eius"[158].  Prudhomme states that Bishop Humbert was still living in 1030 but had abandoned the administration of his diocesis to his nephew Mallen[159].  He cites no primary source to support his statement. 

2.         [RICHARD (-after Sep [996]).  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[160].  Richard is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[161] as the son of Guigues [I] and his wife Fredeburge.  Presumably this is based only on this charter witnessed by "Richard".  The document includes no information on the relationship, if any, between the donors and the witnesses, although other sources show that the first witness Bishop Humbert was the couple’s son.  This appears to be slim evidence for asserting that Richard was also their son.] 

3.         GUIGUES [II] (-[1009]).  "…Wiguonis fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[162]m [GOTELENE, daughter of ---.  It is possible that the wife of Guigues [II] was Gotelene if the charter under which "Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated "ecclesiam de Visilia" to Cluny refers to Guigues [III] "Vetus"[163]Europäische Stammtafeln names her "Gotelana de Clérieux", but assigns her as the wife of Guigues [III] "Vetus/Vieux"[164].  No doubt this hypothesis is based on a different interpretation of the same charter.  The basis for Europäische Stammtafeln suggesting that Gotelana was "de Clérieux" has not yet been found.]  Guigues [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUMBERT ([995/1000]-[1037])"…Humberti episcopi de Valentia nepotis eius" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[165].  His birth date is estimated consistent with the birth date range estimated for his uncle Humbert, although as noted above there is some doubt whether the latter range is correct.  Bishop of Valence .  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[166]"…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[167]

b)         GUIGUES [III] "Vetus/Vieux" ([995/1000]-Cluny 22 Apr [1074/75]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[168]His birth date range, estimated consistent with the birth date ranges estimated for the other members of this family, means that Guigues was probably still a child at the date of this charter.  Comte d’Albon

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c)         GUILLAUME (-7 Nov [1012]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[169].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "VII Id Nov" of "Guillelmus filius Guigonis comitis"[170]

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

a)         MALLEN (-[1036])"…Malleni nepotis eius" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[171].  His parentage is not known.  However, the 1012 charter is also signed by "…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…", suggesting that Mallenus must have been "nepos" by the donor's sister.  Bishop of Grenoble"Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[172]

5.         [FREDEBURGE An undated charter records that "Arnulfus et uxor mea Frideburga necnon et filius noster Rodulphus" donated property "unum mansum in episcopate Gratianopolitano in Valle Navis…les Aberges" to Cluny, witnessed by "Vuigonis comitis"[173].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné identifies the donors as Fredeburge, widow of Guigues [I] (see above), and her supposed second husband[174].  As noted above, the key to identifying the donor Fredeburge lies in the dating of this charter.  The first member of the family of the comtes d’Albon who is recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  It is not known when he was awarded the title, but he is not recorded with it in other sources before the mid-10th century.  If the witness "Vuigonis comitis" was Guigues [III], which is likely, the donor Fredeburge would have been extremely old if she had been his paternal grandmother.  Two other factors point to Fredeburge not being his grandmother.  Firstly, it is extremely unlikely that Guigues [III]’s maternal grandmother could have given birth to a son by a second marriage, given the birth date estimated for her son by her [first] husband.  Secondly, she is named in a charter dated 1012 (see above) which makes no mention of Fredeburge’s second husband, although it is likely that it predated the undated charter.  A more likely explanation is that Fredeburge, who married Arnoul, was an otherwise unrecorded daughter of the older Fredeburge by her marriage to Guigues [I], and that the witness to the charter was her nephew.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[175], Fredeburge’s husband was "Arnoul de Theys", although the primary source which confirms his family name has not yet been identified.  Chorier identifies him as Arnoul, son of Rudolf ("Arnoul, fils du comte Rodolphe"), adding that the latter patronised Fredeburge’s family[176].  He cites no primary source on which he bases his statement.  m ARNOUL [de Theys], son of ---.  same person as …?  ARNOUL, son of Comte RUDOLF & his wife ---.] 

 
 

GUIGUES [III] "Vetus/Vieux", son of GUIGUES [II] & his wife [Gotelene ---] ([995/1000]-Cluny 22 Apr [1074/75]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[177]His birth date range, estimated consistent with the birth date ranges which are estimated for the other members of this family, means that Guigues was probably still a child at the date of this charter.  "…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[178]Comte d’Albon"Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated "ecclesiam de Visilia" to Cluny by undated charter, subscribed by "Wigonis filii sui, Ainardi de Domena, duobus de fratribus suis Attanulfi Wigonis, Bermundi de Aurel, Humberti nepotis sui"[179].  This charter is dated to [1090] in the compilation of Cluny charters.  The document refers to Hugues abbot of Cluny, who is named in documents between 1048 and 1090.  If [1090] is the correct date, it would have been signed towards the end of the lives of all three of the Domène brothers who subscribed the document: they are named in charters for Domène between [1027] and [1085][180].  It is therefore possible that the document dates from earlier in the abbacy of Hugues, in which case the donor could be Guigues [III] "Vetus".  If this was correct, it would also resolve the problem of the identity of Gotelene.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné suggests that "Gotelenne" was a corruption derived from the word "Catalonia" and therefore that this charter refers to Guigues [III]’s son by Ines de Barcelona[181].  This seems an unlikely explanation as the name "Catalonia" has not been observed in contemporary charters to describe Barcelona and adjacent counties collectively (see the document CATALONIA).  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[182].  "…Guigo comes et filius eius Guigo…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[183].  "Vuigo comes" donated property "in parrochia Heroneii" to Domène by undated charter which names "dominus Hugo Prior de Domina" (whose priorship is dated to [1058] to [1072], indicating that the donor was Guigues [III] "Vetus")[184].  "Guigo comes qui nomine vocor senex atque filius meus Guigo pinguis" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 1063[185].  “Wigo” (signed “Wigonis comitis”) granted “sponse mee…Agnetis” various properties “in dotalitio”, including “castellum Albionem…Moratum…et Vallem…in comitatu Viennensis” by charter dated “VI Id Mai, luna XXma VIa regnante Henrico rege”, subscribed by “Pontii episcopi[186], the date corresponding to the year 1070.  He became a monk at Cluny.  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "X Kal Mai" of "Wigo comes"[187].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "X Kal Mai" of "Guigo comes qui cognominatus est Vetus"[188].  No document has yet been found which identifies the year of his death.  However, considering the date of his second marriage, and the birth of his son by his second wife, it is likely that he died in [1074/75].  He was dead by 12 Nov 1076, the date of the testament of his father-in-law Ramon Berenguer Comte de Barcelona which provides for the reversion of the testator’s county to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes" in case of extinction of his descendants in the male line[189].  This wording implies that both Ines and Guigues were deceased at the time.  Prudhomme distinguishes two individuals in place of "Guigues [III]"[190].  He states that the older Guigues died in 1034, married "Gotelenne", and that his son was the second person, Guigues "Vetus".  He cites no primary source in support of his theory, in particular no document which indicates that one of the counts Guigues died in 1034.  The division of this person into two seems unnecessary to explain the primary sources.  The family relationships shown in this document leave no primary source reference unexplained.  In any case, it seems appropriate that Guigues "Vetus" should be identified with Guigues [III] as he would have well merited his nickname, assuming that his birth date is correctly estimated as shown above. 

m firstly ADELSINDIS, daughter of --- (-after 29 Apr 1050).  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[191]According to Europäische Stammtafeln[192], the first wife of Guigues [III] was "Gotelana de Clérieux".  It appears that this hypothesis must be based on the charter dated [1090] under which "Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated property to Cluny[193].  However, as noted above, a better interpretation of the documentation is that "Gotelenne" was the mother of Guigues [III] not his wife.  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[194]

m secondly (10 May 1070) INES de Barcelona, daughter of RAMON BERENGUER I "el Viejo" Comte de Barcelona & his third wife Almodis de la Marche ([1055/56]-[before 12 Nov 1076]).  “Wigo” (signed “Wigonis comitis”) granted “sponse mee…Agnetis” various properties “in dotalitio”, including “castellum Albionem…Moratum…et Vallem…in comitatu Viennensis” by charter dated “VI Id Mai, luna XXma VIa regnante Henrico rege”, subscribed by “Pontii episcopi[195], the date corresponding to the year 1070.  Her parentage is confirmed by the publication of the testament of "comitis Barchinone…Raimundi Berengarii" dated 12 Nov 1076 includes a residuary provision that, in case of the death of his three other children, his counties would revert to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes"[196].  The wording of the testament implies that both Ines and her husband were deceased at the time. 

Guigues [III] & his first wife had two children:

1.         HUMBERT ([1025/30]-[1080])"Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[197].  His birth date range is estimated consistent with the birth date ranges estimated for the other members of this family.  Bishop of Grenoble

2.         GUIGUES [IV] "Pinguis" ([1025/30]-19 Jan [1106], bur Priory of Saint-Robert).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[198]"Malleni episcope Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[199]Comte d'Albon

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

3.         GUIGUES dit Raymond ([1074/75]-5 Dec after 1096).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[200].  He is referred to, but not named, in the testament of "comitis Barchinone…Raimundi Berengarii" dated 12 Nov 1076 as residuary beneficiary of the county of Barcelona in case of the death of the testator's three children[201]m (1085 or before) as her second husband, [ITA Raymonde] de Forez, [divorced wife] of [RENAUD [II] Comte de Nevers], daughter of ARTAUD [II] Comte de Forez et de Lyon & his wife Raymonde ---.  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum records that "Guillelmus…[filios]…Renaldum" married firstly "filiam unicam [Artaldi] comitis Foratensis"[202].  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guy-Raymond de Viennois" married "Ide-Raymonde de Forez, fille d’Artaud V…comte de Lyon et de Forez et d’Ide son épouse" and refers to the couple’s donation of "quelques terres situées au pays de Forez" to Cluny dated 1085, adding that the property in question was Ita’s dowry[203].  La Mure does not quote the charter in question nor provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to Guichenon’s Histoire de Savoie.  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably has since disappeared.  It is not now therefore possible to state whether the charter explicitly confirms Ita Raymonde’s affiliation, although on this point there appears no reason to doubt that La Mure had the document available when he was writing as his description of its contents is precise.  Two difficulties remain.  The first difficulty is the date of the supposed Cluny charter, as at that time Guigues would still have been a child (his estimated birth date appears robust).  The second difficulty is that Ita must have been considerably older than her second husband, assuming that she was the same daughter who had previously married Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers, as she had a daughter by her first marriage.  One possibility is that Artaud [II] Comte de Forez et de Lyon had two daughters, despite the Origine et Historia asserting that Comte Renaud’s wife was "filiam unicam".  It should be noted that no source has been identified which confirms that Guigues’s wife had previously been the wife of Comte Renaud.  If there was only one daughter, she must have been divorced from her first husband, although no source has been found which confirms that this is correct.  It should be noted that La Mure asserts that Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers was Ita’s second husband, married after the death of Guigues, but this appears difficult to reconcile with the chronology of the different families with which she was connected.  Guigues & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY [Guigues] (-27 Oct 1138).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guigues ou Guy I…comte de Lyon et de Forez" was the son of Guigues-Raymond and his wife Ita Raymonde and refers to his donation to Cluny dated 1137 for the souls of "son père ledit Guigues surnommé Raymond et…sa mere ladite Ide surnommée Raymonde"[204].  La Mure does not quote the charter in question nor provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to "les sieurs Du Bouchet, d’Hozier et Guichenon".  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably has since disappeared.  The family origin of Guy/Guigues appears confirmed by another charter, dated 1173, quoted by La Mure (also without providing the source citation reference) under which his grandson "comes Guigo" donated property "a Vienna usque ad Antonem et usque Burgundium" to the church of Lyon except if he succeeded to [the county of Viennois] ("nisi jure hæreditario, ex linea consanguinitatis aliis exclusis, ad ipsum successio fueris devoluta")[205].  Comte de Lyon et de Forez [1115]. 

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Guigues [III] had two [probably illegitimate] children by [an unknown mistress]:

4.          RICHARD (-after 1079).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[206].  It is unlikely that Richard and Armand were born from their father’s second marriage as they are not named in their maternal grandfather’s 1076 testament.  As they are named after "Guigonis cognomento Raimundi ", it is probable that they were younger brothers or of lesser status, maybe because they were illegitimate. 

5.          ARMAND (-after 1079).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[207].  It is unlikely that Richard and Armand were born from their father’s second marriage as they are not named in their maternal grandfather’s 1076 testament.  As they are named after "Guigonis cognomento Raimundi ", it is probable that they were younger brothers or of lesser status, maybe because they were illegitimate. 

 
 

GUIGUES [IV] "Pinguis", son of GUIGUES [d'Albon] & his wife first wife Adelsindis --- ([1025/30]-19 Jan [1106], bur Priory of Saint-Robert).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[208].  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[209].  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[210].  "…Guigo comes et filius eius Guigo…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[211].  "Guigo comes qui nomine vocor senex atque filius meus Guigo pinguis" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 1063[212]Comte d'Albon.  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[213].  "Vuigo comes" donated property "in parrochia Heroneii" to Domène by undated charter[214].  "Wigo…comes" confirmed a donation to Cluny by charter dated [1100][215].  "Guigonis comitis, filii Guigonis Veteris…" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1105 relating to a donation to the cathedral of Grenoble[216].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné states that an epitaph in the priory of Saint-Robert records the death 19 Jan of "Guigo Grassus Dalphinus primus et monachus" but comments that it was erected long after his death[217]

m (before 29 Apr 1050) PETRONILLE, daughter of --- ([1039/41]-9 Sep, before 1106, bur Priory of Domene).  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[218].  [According to Europäische Stammtafeln[219], the first wife of Guigues [IV] was Adelaide de Savoie, daughter of Oddon Comte de Chablais, Marchese di Susa & his wife Adelaida Marchesa di Susa ([1052/53]-[Schloß Twiel] early 1079, bur St Blasius).  Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln[220] shows the first wife of Guigues Comte d'Albon as "Adelais (von Turin)" and their son Guigues [V] Comte d'Albon as co-heir of Adelaida Marchesa di Susa in 1091.  The basis for this hypothesis has not been found, but it is unlikely to be correct considering Adelaide's estimated birth date.  On the other hand, it is likely that the wife of Guigues [IV] was a descendant of Adelaida Marchesa di Susa, assuming that it is correct that his son Guigues [V] was one of her co-heirs in 1091.  If that is correct, it is possible that his wife was the daughter of Adelaida’s second marriage to Enrico di Monferrato, and therefore born in [1039/41].  If Guigues [IV]’s wife was Petronille named in the charter quoted above, she would have still been a child at the time of that marriage.]  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "V Id Sep" of "la comtesse Pétronille, épouse de Guigues le Gras et mère de Guigues le comte"[221].  Her burial place is confirmed by the charter dated 1106 under which "dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[222]

Guigues [IV] & his wife had [three] children:

1.         GUIGUES [V] ([1050/70]-21 Dec 1125).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[223].  In 1091, he was co-heir to Adelaida Marchesa di Susa.  "Guigo comes, filius Guigonis Crassi" donated property to the cathedral of Grenoble by charter dated 1099[224]Comte d'Albon.  "Dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène by charter dated 1106 which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[225].  "Guigo comes Albionensis" is recorded as present in a charter dated 2 Aug 1107 which relates to a dispute between "fratres Guidonem Viennensium et Hugonem Gratianopolitanum episcopos" relating to property "in pago Salmoracensi"[226]An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[227].  "Dominus Vuigo comes" donated property "cabannaria…in mandamento castri Vorappiæ" to Domène, in the presence of "dominæ Reginæ uxoris domini Vuigonis comitis", by charter dated 1107[228].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[229].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Matelda" donated property to the Hospital of Jerusalem at Gap by charter dated 30 Apr 1112[230].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[231]"Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[232].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death 21 Dec 1125 of "Guigues le Comte, qui construisit le monastère de Saint-Robert de Cornillon"[233]m REGINA [Matilda], daughter of --- [from England] (-[1146/47]).  "Dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène by charter dated 1106 which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[234]An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[235].  "Dominus Vuigo comes" donated property "cabannaria…in mandamento castri Vorappiæ" to Domène, in the presence of "dominæ Reginæ uxoris domini Vuigonis comitis", by charter dated 1107[236].  "Vuigo comes et uxor eius Mahiol" granted commitments to the monks of Chalais by charter dated to [1108/10][237].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[238].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Matelda" donated property to the Hospital of Jerusalem at Gap by charter dated 30 Apr 1112[239]"Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" donated property "in parochial Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" naming "Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius" dated [1122][240]"Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[241].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[242]"La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[243].  Guigues [V] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUIGUES [VI] ([1090/1100]-killed in battle La Buissière 28 Jun 1142, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[244]Comte d'Albon  

-        see below

b)         HUMBERT d’Albon (-26 Jun or 20 Nov 1147).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[245].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[246].  Bishop of Le Puy .  "Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[247].  "Umbertus filius comitis" subscribed a charter dated 1125 under which "Petrus archiepiscopus Viennensis" confirmed donations by his predecessor "Guidonis" to Valence Saint-Rufus[248], although it is not certain that this refers to Humbert son of Comte Guigues [III].  "La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[249]Archbishop of Vienne .  The necrology of Saint-Robert records the death 26 Jun (20 Nov) 1147 of "Humbert archévêque de Vienne"[250]

c)         GERSENDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1152.  Her name is confirmed by the following document: “Guillaume comte de Forcalquier” recalled that, during his adolescence, he donated property to Lure with “son aïeule la comtesse Garsende” by charter dated 1 May 1207[251]m GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Forcalquier, son of ARMENGOL [IV] "él de Gerp" Conde de Urgel & his second wife Adélaïde de Provence Ctss de Forcalquier (-Avignon 1129). 

d)         MATHILDE ([1112/16]-after 30 Mar 1148).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Amedeo…secundo, Mauriennæ comiti" married "Guigona Crassi filia"[252].  The identity of her father is clarified as the passage also names "Humbertus minor Crassi filius" and his appointment ot "archiepiscopatum Viennensem".  Europäische Stammtafeln[253] shows a single marriage of Comte Amédée III, to Mathilde d'Albon, in 1123.  It is more likely that Mathilde was his second wife, especially if her likely birth date range is correct.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[254], Mathilde's parents were married [1106-1110].  The same table shows that Mathilde's two brothers, Guigues and Humbert, were mentioned in 1110, indicating that the marriage must have taken place during the earlier part of this date range, if the range is correct.  A third child, Gersende d'Albon, must also have born during the early years of her parents' marriage as she herself gave birth to two sons before (or shortly after) the death of her husband in Oct 1129.  Assuming all these dates are correct, the timescale is tight for the birth of a fourth child, Mathilde, before 1112 at the earliest.  This would make it impossible for Mathilde to have been the mother of Comte Amédée's oldest daughter Alix.  "A. comes et marchio cum uxore sua M." donated property to the monastery of Ripalta, with the support of "eorum filio Umberto", by charter dated 9 Jan 1137[255]"Amedeus comes et marchio et Maies comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Maurice by charter dated 30 Mar 1143[256].  "Amedeus comes et marchio" confirmed donations to Saint-Sulpice en Bugey, for the soul of "filii mei Humberti", by charter dated to [1148], which also names "uxore mea Matildi", confirmed by "Aalasia comitissa de Bello Joco…cum filio meo Guichardo"[257]"Amedeus comes et marchio et Majes comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" confirmed the rights of the monastery of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 30 Mar 1148[258]m ([Jul 1134/1135]) as his second wife, AMEDEE III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie, son of HUMBERT II "le Renforcé" Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his wife Gisèle de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1095]-Nicosia 30 Aug 1148). 

2.         ADELAIDE .  An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[259]

3.         [daughter .  It is possible that the mother of Amédée was the daughter of Guigues named Adelaide, shown above, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.]  m SOFFREDUS [Siboud] d'Hauterive, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         AMEDEE (-after 1122).  Monk at Bonnevaux 1119.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné states that "un ancient auteur" (whom he does not name or cite) records that "Guigo comes Albinensis avunculus eius" visited "Amadeus" at Bonnevaux in 1122[260]

 
 

GUIGUES [VI] d'Albon, son of GUIGUES [V] Comte d'Albon & his wife Regina [Matilda] --- ([1090/1100]-killed in battle La Buissière 28 Jun 1142, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[261].  "Guigo Delphinus" donated "decimas ecclesiæ Heroneii", payment of which "pater meus Guigo comes" relinquished in his favour, to Domène by undated charter[262].  He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon.  He was known as "Dauphin", the first of the family to be referred to in contemporary charters with the surname "Delfinus".  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[263]" The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "V Kal Jul" of "Guigo comes"[264]

m ([1120]) CLEMENCE [Marguerite] de Mâcon, daughter of ETIENNE [I] Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Béatrix de Lorraine (-Abbaye des Ayes [28 Jan/8 Feb] 1164, bur Abbaye des Ayes).  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that "Stephani Burgundiæ comitis filia, soror…Rainaldi et Guillermi, neptisque…Papæ Callixti" married "comitis Guigonis Dalphini" in celebrations conducted by "principe Guigone veteri, eiusdem Guigone patre"[265].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Guigo secundus" married "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi"[266].  A monumental inscription at the abbey of Ayes, near Grenoble, records the death "VI Id Feb" in 1164 of "Margareta comitissa"[267].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "VII Kal Jan" of "Margareta comitissa"[268]

Guigues [VI] & his wife had three children: 

1.         GUIGUES [VII] (-Château de Vizille 29 Jul 1162, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble)He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  "La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[269].  Berthold Herzog von Zähringen (imperial administrator of the kingdom of Burgundy) granted rights in Vienne, which Emperor Lothar II had granted to his predecessor Duke Konrad, to “Guigoni Dalphino Albonis comiti” by charter dated 1155[270].  "Dom. comes Albionensium, Guigo…dalphinus", acting with his council of advisers "Arberti de Turre…" and with the advice of "Willelmi de Clariaco Romanensis ecclesie sacristie", gave permission to the inhabitants of Romans to build a wall around their town, by charter dated 1161[271].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death in 1162 "in castro suo Visiliæ prope Gratianopolim" of "Guigo tertius" and his burial next to his father[272]m ([1155]) BEATRIX, daughter of --- (- bur Notre-Dame de Grenoble).  The wife of Guigues [VII] is named Beatrix in secondary sources but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Her origin has been the subject of considerable controversy.  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the son of Marguerite de Viennois married "Imperatore…consanguineam"[273].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Guigo tertius" married "neptem…primi Federici imperatoris"[274].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné names her Beatrice di Monferrato, daughter of Guglielmo V Marchese di Monferrato & his wife Judith of Austria, stating that her parentage is confirmed by letters from Emperor Friedrich I, dated 1168, addressed to "Guigoni Dalphino" which refer to her as "filia Guillelmi comitis Montisferrati"[275].  This document has not been found in a search of the MGH compilation of diplomas of Emperor Friedrich.  Usseglio suggests that Chorier’s hypothesis is based on a misinterpretation of a charter of Emperor Friedrich II, dated Mar 1238, which is addressed to "Beatricis filiæ quondam Guillelmi Marchionis Montisferrati" (who was the daughter of Guglielmo VI Marchese di Monferrato, and widow of Dauphin André), and confirms privileges granted to Dauphin Guigues [VII] in 1155[276].  The family connections of Emperor Friedrich I are so numerous that it does not seem worthwhile to speculate on Beatrix’s correct parentage.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[277], Beatrice married secondly Enrico Marchese di Caretto.  However, the only primary source which suggests this second marriage appears to be the late 13th/14th century Vida of the poet Raimbaut de Vaqueiras which describes her as sister of Bonifazio Marchese di Monferrato and states that she married "Enric del Caret "[278].  However, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras himself calls her "filha del marques" in the famous 'Carros', 'Truan, mala guerra', composed in [1200/01], which emphasises her youth[279], which seems to suggest that the Beatrice in question must have been the daughter not sister of Marchese Bonifazio.  A marriage with Dauphin Guigues would therefore be chronologically impossible.  Guigues [VII] & his wife had two children: 

a)         [GUIGUES [VIII] (-after 1168).  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné records that letters from Emperor Friedrich I, dated 1168, were addressed to "Guigoni Dalphino"[280].  He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  In light of Chorier’s dubious interpretation of the parentage of the wife of Dauphin Guigues [VII], it is possible that the existence of Guigues [VIII] may have been an invention by Chorier to fit his theories[281].  No other reference has been found to this alleged Guigues [VIII].  In particular, he never seems to have been mentioned by his supposed sister in her documents.  It is suggested that Chorier’s information should be treated with caution.] 

b)         BEATRIX (1161-Château de Vizille, Isère 15 Dec 1228, bur Abbaye de Ayes, near Grenoble)Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a chronicle written by "Guillaume, chanoine de l’église cathédrale de Grenoble" which records that "filiam filii sui" (referring to Marguerite, paternal grandmother of Beatrix) married "comitem S. Ægidii"[282].  She succeeded her [father/brother] as Ctss d'Albon.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the wife of "Albrico Tailhefer comite Sancti Egidii" was "filia senioris Dalfini" and her second marriage to "dux"[283]The Annales S. Benigni Divisionensis record the marriage of Duke Hugues with "Beatricem, filiam Delfini comitis Alboni apud Sanctum Egidium"[284].  Her third marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Hugo Coloniaci”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights in property “apud Siliniacum” to the Chartreuse of Seligna by charter dated 1202, witnessed by “Beatrix ducissa uxor mea...[285].  Valbonnais cites the testament of "la duchesse Beatrix" dated 1228 which names "son héritier le Dauphin André son fils…Matilde sa fille aînée femme de Jean Comte de Chalon…Marguerite son autre fille épouse d’Amédée fils du comte de Savoye"[286]m firstly (before 11 Oct 1179) ALBERIC "Taillefer" de Toulouse Comte de Saint-Gilles, son of RAYMOND V Comte de Toulouse & his wife Constance de France (-1183 before 1 Sep).  "Tallifers Viennensium comes et Albonensium comes" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 11 Oct 1179[287]"Taillafers Viennensium et Albonensium comes" confirmed privileges to the abbey of Durbon, granted by "pater meus Raymondus dux Narbonæ, comes Tholosæ, marchio Provinciæ", by charter dated 1183[288]m secondly (Saint-Gilles-en-Languedoc 1 Sep 1183) as his second wife, HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy, son of EUDES II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marie de Blois-Champagne ([1148]-Acre 7 or 25 Aug 1192, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  m thirdly ([1193]) HUGUES Seigneur de Coligny-le-Neuf, son of HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Coligny & his wife Ida de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-killed in battle Serrhai 2 Sep 1205). 

2.         MARQUISE (-21 Jul 1196, bur Abbaye des Ayes)The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the two daughters of Marguerite de Viennois married "alteram…Arvenensium comiti, regis Franciæ consanguineo" and "alteram Valentinensium comiti"[289].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Marchesiam et Delphinam" as the two daughters of "Guigo secundus" and his wife "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi", adding that "una comita Arverno, alterna Valentino" married[290].  A monumental inscription at the abbey of Ayes, near Grenoble, records the death "XII Kal Aug" of "Marchisia"[291]m ([1150]) [as his second wife,] GUILLAUME [VII] "le Jeune" Comte d'Auvergne, son of ROBERT [III] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife --- (-[1169]). 

3.         [BEATRIX] .  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the two daughters of Marguerite de Viennois married "alteram…Arvenensium comiti, regis Franciæ consanguineo" and "alteram Valentinensium comiti"[292].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Marchesiam et Delphinam" as the two daughters of "Guigo secundus" and his wife "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi", adding that "una comita Arverno, alterna Valentino" married[293].  Bearing in mind the [1120] marriage date of her parents of [Beatrix], and the death of her father in 1142 which provides the latest possible date for her birth, Guillaume is the only known Comte de Valentinois to whom this can refer.  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  m as his [second] wife, GUILLAUME de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, son of AYMAR de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his wife --- (-[1187/88]). 

 

 

 

D.      COMTES d’ALBON, DAUPHINS (BOURGOGNE [CAPET])

 

 

The county of Albon passed by marriage to a younger branch of the family of the dukes of Burgundy.  As noted in the Introduction to Part C above, the term “dauphin” was used as a type of patronymic by André de Bourgogne [Capet], son of Beatrix heiress of Viennois and granddaughter of Guigues [VI], to highlight his maternal descent[294].  By the end of the 13th century, “dauphin” had evolved into a title borne by the rulers of Albon and Viennois.  The first reference to the "delphinatum" of Vienne and Albon dates to 1285[295].  In addition, it was transformed into a regular name in the family of the comtes d’Auvergne, into which it was transmitted through Marquise, daughter of Guigues [VI][296]

 

 

ANDRE de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Beatrix de Viennois Ctss d'Albon (1184-14 Mar 1237, bur Grenoble, église collégiale de Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Octavium et Andream" as the two sons of "Beatrice relictis Tallifer" and "Hugo Burgundiæ dux"[297].  "Hugo Burgundie dux et Albonii comes" donated property to the Templars at Beaune, with the support of "Beatricis uxoris mee et…filiorum meorum Odonis, Alexandri et Dalphini", by charter dated Dec 1188[298].  Comte de Gap et d'Embrun by right of his first wife in 1202.  He succeeded his mother in 1228 as Comte d’Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  A charter dated 1210 records an agreement between "dominus Andreas Dalfinus" and the church of Embrun, relating to donations by "domino Wilelmo bonæ memoriæ comite Forcalcarii" and "eidem Delfino et uxori eius"[299]"Andreas comes Albionensis" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 1227[300].  "Andreas Dalphinus comes Vienne et Ailbonis" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 4 Jul 1231[301].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor, and names "Beatrici filiæ suæ uxori comitis Montis-fortis"[302].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "III Id Mar" in 1237 of "Andreas Delphinus"[303]

m firstly (Saint-Firmin-sur-le-Buech Jun 1202, separated for consanguinity 1211) BEATRIX de Sabran, daughter and heiress of RAINON [I] de Sabran Seigneur de Caylar et d'Ansouis & his wife Garsende de Forcalquier Ctss de Gap et d'Embrun (1182-after 5 Sep 1215).  "Willelmo…comite Forcalquerii filio dominæ comitissæ veterannæ" confirmed the marriage of "Delfino filio dominæ Beatricis…ducissæ Burgundiæ, Albonensis ac Viennensis comitissæ" and "neptem suam…filiam filiæ suæ…Beatricem" and granted her the counties of Embrun and Gap as her dowry, by charter dated [3] Jun 1202[304].  Ctss de Gap et d’Embrun.  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Andreas" married "Beatricem, filiam Guillermi Falcaquerii comitis" and inherited "comitatum Falcaquerium" from her, adding in a later passage that he repudiated her for consanguinity[305], although this skips a generation in recording the parentage of Beatrix.  A charter dated 1210 records an agreement between "dominus Andreas Dalfinus" and the church of Embrun, relating to donations by "domino Wilelmo bonæ memoriæ comite Forcalcarii" and "eidem Delfino et uxori eius"[306]

m secondly ([1216]) SEMNORESSE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [II] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his wife Philippa de Fay.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Her marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[307].  Kerrebrouck[308] says that it is incorrect, but does not give the basis for his doubts.  The dates relating to the first and third wives of Dauphin Guigues VI suggest that the chronology is tight for an intermediate marriage.  However, Julien Chevalier records that dauphin André was obliged to return her dowry to the Comte de Valentinois in 1223 following her death[309]

m thirdly (21 Nov 1219) as her first husband, BEATRICE di Monferrato, daughter of GUGLIELMO VI Marchese di Monferrato & his [second] wife Berta di Clavesana ([1204/10]-after 4 Mar 1236).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Andreas Delphinus" and "Beatricem, Guillermi marchionis Montisferrati filiam" after repudiating his first wife[310].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", and appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor[311].  Many secondary sources state that Beatrice married, as her second husband, Guy [II] Seigneur de Bâgé (see BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY).  Guichenon, in his Histoire de Savoie, explains the background to this error, recording that "Pingon, du Buttet, du Chesne et les sainte Marthe…moi après eux" confused the name "Dauphine", under which Guy’s widow is recorded with the title "Dauphine [de Viennois]"[312], the widow of André Comte d’Albon being the only available person with that title. 

André & his first wife had [two] children:

1.         BEATRIX de Viennois ([1205]-17 Sep after 1248).  The Historia Albigensium of Pierre de Vaux-Cernay records the betrothal of "primogenitum comitis nostri…Almaricum" and "filiam Delphini", dated to 1214 from the context[313].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Andreas Delphinatum…et…Beatrice…Beatricem filiam" and "Amalrico comiti Montisfortis"[314]"Amalricus…dux Narbonæ, comes Tholosæ, vicecomes Biterrensis et dominus Montisfortis" donated property to the church of Embrun, relating to the dowry of "uxoris meæ filiæ comitis Dalphini", by charter dated 13 Dec 1222[315]The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names "Beatrici filiæ suæ uxori comitis Montis-fortis"[316].  "Almaricus comes Montisfortis, Francie constabularius" donated land "in loco…Marescheria" [Marchesserie] to Notre-Dame de la Roche for anniversaries for "…Guidonis Bigorensis comitis fratris nostri", with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostre", by charter dated Mar 1237[317].  The necrology of Port-Royal records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Beatrix contesse de Montfort jadis femme de Almary conte"[318]Betrothed (1207) to GUILLAUME de Nevers, son of HERVE [IV] Seigneur de Donzy Comte de Nevers & his wife Mathilde de Courtenay Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre (-[1207/12]).  m (Betrothed Carcassonne [1214], consummated 1222) AMAURY [VII] de Montfort, son of SIMON [V] de Montfort Earl of Leicester, Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse, Vicomte de Béziers et de Carcassonne, Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Alix de Montmorency (-Otranto [Apr] 1241, bur Rome, St Peter's).  He succeeded his father in 1218 as Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse, Seigneur de Montfort.  He later used the title Earl of Leicester. 

2.         [MARGUERITE de Viennois ([1203/07]-[1242])The Inventory of the State Archives of Turin[319] mentions a document dated 1230 which refers to the marriage of Comte Amédée with "Marguerite daughter of André dauphin, comte de Viennois", but without giving the context (marriage contract, appointment of proxy etc.).  Although her mother is not named, the date of the document suggests that it is likely that Marguerite would have been born from her supposed father's first marriage.  However, there is some doubt whether this reference can be correct.  As noted in the document SAVOY, two primary sources indicate that Comte Amédée IV married Marguerite de Bourgogne as his first wife, one source indicating that she was still alive in 1228.  Marguerite de Viennois would therefore have been the niece of Comte Amédée’s first wife.  Such a relationship by marriage would have necessitated a papal dispensation, which may not have been easily obtained given the closeness of the affinity.  In addition, this supposed second marriage would have taken place during the papacy of Pope Gregory IX, who is recorded as granting only 11 dispensations during his 14 year reign (6 of which related to validating existing marriages), which suggests that he was "averse to dispensing from the impediments of relationship"[320].  Another possibility is that the Inventory of State Archives mistook "daughter" for "sister" in its extract, and that the 1230 document refers to Comte Amédée’s earlier marriage to Marguerite de Bourgogne.  Since writing the above comment, an updated version of the online State Archives Inventory now suggests that this possibility may be correct: while the new summary still refers to “Matrimoni.  Amedeo IV di Savoia e Margherita figlia di Andrea Delfino conte di Vienna”, a further extract states that the document records that “Margherita di Vienne” gave receipt “al fratello Andrea Delfino di Vienne” for the sum bequeathed to her “in testamento dalla madre Beatrice contessa di Vienne[321].  The original document has not been consulted to verify how this conflict is resolved.  Altogether, this possible second marriage, based only on this index entry, now looks unlikely to be correct.]  m (before 1221) as his [second] wife, AMEDEE de Savoie, son of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Béatrix] de Genève (Montmélian, Savoie 1197-Montmélian 24 Jun or 13 Jul 1253, bur Hautecombe, abbaye royale de Sainte-Marie).  He succeeded his father in 1233 as AMEDEE IV Comte de Savoie.]

André & his third wife had [two] children:

3.         GUIGUES de Viennois (1225-Aug 1269, bur Chartreuse Abbaye de Prémol).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem quartum" as son of "Andreas Delphinus" and his wife "Beatricem, Guillermi marchionis Montisferrati filiam"[322].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", and appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor[323].  He succeeded his father in 1237 as Comte d’Albon, Dauphin, Comte de Gap et d'Embrun, under the regency of his mother.  "G. dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes" confirmed donations to Léoncel by "A. pater noster" by charter dated 22 Jul 1251, which names "nobilis vir quondam Gucelinus de Roians Poncio quondam abbati dicti loci"[324].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea", and confirmed donations made by "…matertera Margarita vel Domina Ducissa avia mea…meæ amitæ quondam comitissæ Sabaudiæ"[325]"Guigo Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonensis comes ac dominus Fucigniaci" confirmed privileges granted to Grenoble Saint-Robert by “domini Andreæ Dalphini...patris nostri et dominæ Beatricis Burgundiæ ducissæ aviæ nostræ” by charter dated 10 May 1269[326]Betrothed (contract [Jan/May] 1240) to CECILE des Baux, daughter of BARRAL Seigneur de Baux & his wife Béatrice d'Anduze (-21 May 1275).  An agreement dated 1240 between "Raymond VII Comte de Toulouse" and "Guigues Comte du Viennois" refers to the marriage of the latter to "Cécile sa nièce, fille de Barral de Baux"[327]This betrothal is confirmed by the judgment dated 10 Mar 1261 under which the marriage between "Vienna e Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" was confirmed as valid despite a prior verbal agreement between "detto Delfino e Cecilia di Beaux figlia del Conte Barallo di Beaux, ed indi Moglie d'Amedeo quarto Conte di Savoia"[328]Betrothed (contract before Jun 1240, annulled Jun 1240) to SANCHA de Provence, daughter of RAYMOND BERENGER IV Comte de Provence & his wife Beatrix de Savoie (Aix-en-Provence [1225]-Berkhamstead Castle, Buckinghamshire 5 or 9 Nov 1261, bur Hayles Abbey, Gloucestershire).  A charter dated Jun 1240 records the episcopal annulment of the betrothal of "Guigonem Dalphinum Viennæ et Albonis" and "filiam comitis Provinciæ" because of his prior commitment to marry "filia Barralis domini de Baucio"[329].  It is assumed that this betrothal relates to Sancha, because her two older sisters were married at that date and her younger sister probably too young to have been betrothed.  m (Betrothed 3 Dec 1241, [before 22 Apr 1253]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Savoie Dame de Faucigny, daughter and heiress of PIERRE Comte de Savoie, Duc de Chablais & his wife Agnès Dame de Faucigny ([1237]-21 Apr 1310, bur Faucigny, Chartreuse Monastery of Melans).  The marriage contract of "Guigoni Dalphino comiti Viennensi et Albonensi" and "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci…Beatricem filiam Agnetis filiæ suæ ex Petro de Sabaudie" is dated 4 Dec 1241[330].  The testament of "Petri de Sabaudia", dated 8 Jun 1255 at London, names "Beatrix filia sua…Eleonora Angliæ regina…Philippum electrum Lugdunensem fratrem suum, Agneti…Fuciniacensi uxori suæ", and names Henry III King of England as his executor[331]The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Guigonem quartum" and "Beatricem, Petri comitis Sabaudiæ filiam"[332]The contract of marriage between "Guigone Delfino di Vienna e d'Albona" and "Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" is dated 4 Dec 1241[333].  The marriage between "Vienna e Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" was confirmed as valid despite a prior verbal agreement between "detto Delfino e Cecilia di Beaux figlia del Conte Barallo di Beaux, ed indi Moglie d'Amedeo quarto Conte di Savoia", by judgment dated 10 Mar 1261[334].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci" dated 17 Oct 1262 appoints "Petrum de Sabaudia maritum suum…et Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini Viennensis" as her heirs[335].  A second testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci conjugis Petri de Sabaudia" dated 16 Nov 1262 elects her burial "in ecclesia Contaminæ", and appoints "Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini, Vienn. et Albon. comitis" as her heir in one third of her property and her husband as heir in the other two thirds[336].  The testament of "Conte Pietro di Savoia", dated Sep 1264, appointed "filiam suam Beatricem uxorem Guigonis Dalphini" as his heir[337]The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[338]Regent during the minority of her son in Viennois in 1269.  She married secondly (2 Apr 1273) as his second wife, Gaston VII Vicomte de Béarn.  Her second marriage is proved by the agreement dated 15 Dec 1284 under which "Gastone Visconte di Bearn Signore di Montricher e Castelvecchio" and "Beatrice figlia del Conte Pietro di Savoia Dama di Faussign sua Consorte" reached agreement with "Umberto Signore di Thoire ed Anna Delfina sua Consorte" concering Comte Gaston's claim to the county of Vienne[339]She transferred her possessions to her grandson Jean de La Tour 23 Sep 1282, her lands between Seyssel and Freiburg to her cousin Amédée Comte de Savoie, and the barony of Faucigny 29 Apr 1294 to her son-in-law Humbert de La Tour for the benefit of one of his sons reserving herself the usufruct.  Guigues & his wife had four children: 

a)         ANNE de Viennois (-after 30 Sep 1301, bur Chartreuse Monastery of Salettes).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Anne married "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam"[340].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[341].  The marriage contract between "Humbertus dominus de Turre de Cologniaco" and "Anna filia quondam Dom. G. Dalphini et Dom. Beatricis uxoris eiusdem" is dated 1 Sep 1273 and records the consent of "Dom. Roberti Ducis Burgondiæ tutoris eiusdem Annæ et Dom. Gastonis actoris ipsius Annæ et Joannis liberorum predictor Dominorum G. et B."[342]She succeeded her brother in 1282 as Ctss d'Albon, although this was disputed by Robert Duke of Burgundy as the nearest male relative.  The dispute was settled by Philippe IV King of France in favour of Anne and her husband.  At first she ruled jointly with her husband, but transferred all her assets to him in 1286.  "Anna dalphina Viennensis et Albonensis comtissa dominaque de Turre" confirmed the donation of "castellanus noster Sancti Nazarii" to Léoncel, by "dome Andrea…avi dom Guigonis dalphini genitoris nostri, filii condam eiusdem don Andree", by charter dated 22 May 1296[343]m (contract 1 Sep 1273) her cousin, HUMBERT I Seigneur de la Tour du Pin, son of ALBERT III Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Béatrix de Coligny ([1240]-monastère du Val-Sainte-Marie 12 Apr 1307, bur Val-Sainte-Marie).  He was installed as HUMBERT Dauphin de Viennois, Comte d'Albon at Grenoble église collégiale de Saint-André, 3 Oct 1282.  Later in life, he became a monk at the Chartreuse Monastery of Val-Sainte-Marie. 

-        DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN)

b)         CATHERINE de Viennois (-after 25 Jan 1307).  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[344]

c)         JEAN de Viennois (after 17 Jul 1264-Bonneville, Haute Savoie 24 Sep 1282, bur Faucigny, Chartreuse Monastery of Melans).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Jean died childless aged 20[345].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[346]He succeeded his father in 1269 as Comte d'Albon, Dauphin, under the regency firstly of his mother until 1273, and later of Robert Duke of Burgundy.  He died after falling from his horse.  m (1280) as her first husband, BONNE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1275]-[before 1294]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (5 Jul 1283) as his first wife, Hugues de Bourgogne Seigneur de Maubusson [Bourgogne-Comté]. 

d)         ANDRE de Viennois (1267-after 1270).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

4.         [JEAN de Viennois (1227-1239).  Ludovico della Chiesa’s Histoire de Piedmont names "Guigo quarto et Gioanni mori intorno al 1239" as the sons of André Comte d’Albon and his wife Beatrice di Monferrato[347].  The primary source on which this information is not cited, and has not yet been identified.  It is not known how accurate this information might be, but until more definite corroboration comes to light, Jean is included here in square brackets.] 

 

 

 

E.      DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN)

 

 

Rulership of the Viennois passed by marriage to the family of la Tour du Pin.  The dauphins de Viennois extended their territories to the south-east with the acquisition, by marriage, of the counties of Gap and Embrun.  Humbert [II] Dauphin de Viennois abdicated 16 Jul 1349 in favour of Philippe VI King of France, to whom he sold the Dauphiné for 400,000 écus and an annual pension.  The king’s grandson, the future Charles V King of France, was invested as Dauphin de Viennois 16 Jul 1349 and was thereafter called "Monsieur le Dauphin".  The tradition whereby the title was borne by the eldest son of the French king was started when King Charles VI granted the title “Dauphin de Viennois” to his son, the future King Charles VII, soon after his birth in 1368. 

 

 

HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin, son of ALBERT [III] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Béatrix de Coligny ([1240]-monastère du Val-Sainte-Marie 12 Apr 1307, bur Val-Sainte-Marie).  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[348]Albert le jeune seigneur de la Tour et de Coligny”, on the advice of “son père Albert de la Tour, de ses frères Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon, et Humbert de la Tour” granted freedoms to his town of Treffort en Bresse by charter dated Apr 1259[349]His parentage is confirmed by the testament of his sister-in-law "Adalasiæ relictæ Alberti junioris domini de Turre Pini et de Coloniaco", dated May 1273, which bequeathed property to "Humberto de Turre fratri domini mei et mariti mei…"[350]He was installed as Comte d'Albon at Grenoble, église collégiale de Saint-André, 3 Oct 1282.  The 1285 treaty between Comte Humbert and Robert Duke of Burgundy, relating to the future succession of Humbert’s son, refers to the "delphinatum Vienne et Albonis"[351], from which time the title "Dauphin de Viennois" can be assumed to have existed.  Amédée V Comte de Savoie, after defeating the Dauphin de Viennois at Bellecombe, obliged both the Dauphin and the Comte de Genève to become his vassals under the Treaty of Annemasse 1287/88[352]"Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[353]Later in life, he became a monk at the Chartreuse Monastery of Val-Sainte-Marie. 

m (contract 1 Sep 1273) his cousin, ANNE de Viennois, daughter of GUIGUES Comte d'Albon, Dauphin, Comte de Gap et d'Embrun & his wife Béatrix de Savoie Dame de Faucigny (-after 30 Sep 1301, bur Chartreuse Monastery of Salettes).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Anne married "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam"[354].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[355].  The marriage contract between "Humbertus dominus de Turre de Cologniaco" and "Anna filia quondam Dom. G. Dalphini et Dom. Beatricis uxoris eiusdem" is dated 1 Sep 1273 and records the consent of "Dom. Roberti Ducis Burgondiæ tutoris eiusdem Annæ et Dom. Gastonis actoris ipsius Annæ et Joannis liberorum predictor Dominorum G. et B."[356]Humbertus dalphinus Viennensis comes Albensis et dominus de Turre, ac Anna uxor eius, dalphina, comitissa” record by charter dated Jun 1289 that “Rodulphus…Romanorum rex” had granted toll rights to “domino Johanni de Cabilone domino de Allato, consanguineo nostro[357].  She succeeded her brother in 1282 as Ctss d'Albon, although this was disputed by Robert Duke of Burgundy as the nearest male relative.  The dispute was settled by Philippe IV King of France in favour of Anne and her husband.  At first she ruled jointly with her husband, but transferred all her rights to him in 1286.  "Anna dalphina Viennensis et Albonensis comtissa dominaque de Turre" confirmed the donation of "castellanus noster Sancti Nazarii" to Léoncel, by "dome Andrea…avi dom Guigonis dalphini genitoris nostri, filii condam eiusdem don Andree", by charter dated 22 May 1296[358].  "Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[359]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Humbert’s first mistress is not known. 

Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Humbert’s second mistress is not known. 

Humbert [I] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de la Tour du Pin et de Coligny (before [1277]-Pont de Sorgues, Avignon 4 Mar 1319, bur Grenoble église Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[360].  "Anna Dalphina Vienn. et Albonensis comitissa dominaque de Turre…Humberto Dalphino dict. comitatuum comite dominoque de Turre…consorte suo" donated "Dalphinatum et comitatus Viennæ et Albonis" to "Joanni Dalphino filio suo emancipato" while retaining the usufruct by charter dated 9 Dec 1289[361].  His emancipation at that time suggests that Jean must have been born before [1277].  "Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[362]He succeeded his father in 1307 as Dauphin de Viennois, Comte d'Albon.  The testament of "Dom. Joannes Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes, dominusque de Turre" is dated 26 Aug 1318, chose burial in "ecclesia Beati Andreæ Gratianop. capella Dalphinali", appointed "Dom. Henrici Dalphini fratri suo" as guardian of his children, and appointed "filium suum Guigonem Dalphini" as his universal heir and "filium suum Humbertum fratrem dict. Guigonis…fratrem Dom. Hugonem Dalphini Dominum Fucigniaci…fratri suo Dom. Henrico præd." in default[363]A codicil dated 16 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "filiam suam Katharinam", and another dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[364]The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "V Non Mar" in 1319 of "Delphinus" and his burial at Grenoble[365].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "V Non Mar" in 1319 of "Delphinus" and his burial at Grenoble[366]Betrothed (contract broken before 1296) to MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé (-1339).  The Chronicon Astense records the marriage in 1296 of "Johannes…Marchio Montisferrati" and "Amadeum Sabaudiæ comitem…Margaritam eius filiam" who had previously been betrothed to "Johanni filio Humberti Delfini"[367]m (contract Naples 25 May 1296) BEATRIX of Hungary, daughter of CHARLES MARTEL of Sicily, Principe di Salerno, KÁROLY I titular King of Hungary [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Klementia von Habsburg (Naples after 25 Mar 1290-Convent of Saint-Just, Royannais [1354]).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Joannes Delphinus" and "Beatricem, Caroli secundi Siciliæ et Hierusalem regis neptem, Caroli regis Ungariæ filiam", and her dowry "Serrum Castrum et ius sibi in Aragrandi et Bassamolio" agreed by contract "III Non Jun" in 1298[368].  The marriage contract between "Karolum secundum…regem Hierusalem et Siciliæ…pro Dom. Beatrice minore septennio nepte sua primogenita bonæ memoriæ…principis Dom. Karoli primogeniti eius Hungariæ regis" and "Dom. Humberti Dalphini Viennen. et Albonis comitis dominique de Turre ac Joannis Dalphini primogeniti sui" is dated 25 May 1296[369]When her husband died, she became a nun at Cîteaux.  Abbesse de Val de Bressieu, diocese of Grenoble until 15 Feb 1340, when she transferred to the Abbaye des Ayes.  Her son founded for her the convent of Saint-Just dans le Royannais.  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the burial of "Beatrix Humberti mater" at "cœnobio Sancti Justi"[370].  Valbonnais quotes accounts dated May 1355 relating to the jewelry of "l’ancienne Dauphine", concluding that they relate to Beatrix of Hungary and that she must therefore have died in 1354[371]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Jean’s mistress is not known.  Jean [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUIGUES [VIII] ([1309]-siege of la Perrière 28 Jul 1333, bur Grenoble, Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem et Humbertum" as the sons of "Ioanni" and his wife, adding that Guigues succeeded under the regency of his uncle Henri[372].  He succeeded his father in 1319 as Dauphin de Viennois"Henry Dauphin" permitted "nostre…neveu Guigon Dauphin de Viennois…filz et hoir de Monseigneur Jehan Dauphin jadis nostre frere" to take possession of his properties in consideration of his marriage with "Philippes…Roy de France et de Navarre…Madame Ysabel sa fille" by charter dated 25 Jan 1319[373].  "Guigo dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre" wrote to "dom Hugoni Adhemarii condomino Montilii consanguineo nostro" regarding the transfer of "baroniam Medulionis" by "avunculo…nostro dom Henrico Dalphini, testamento…domini et genitoris nostri dom dalphini", by charter dated 6 Apr 1326[374].  A 14th century Chronicle of Geneva records that "Dalphinus" died in Jul 1333 from infected wounds received during the siege of "castrum Perrerie"[375]m (contract Lyon 18 Jun 1316, contract Dole, Jura 17 May 1323, Fond-de-Dole 17 May 1323) as her first husband, ISABELLE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE V King of France & his wife Jeanne Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (1310-1348).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Guigo" and "Isabellam Philippi Longi Francorum regis et Joannæ Burgundæ filiam"[376].  Letters dated [May] 1322 confirmed the marriage between "Guigonem Dalphinum Vienn." and "domicellam Isabellam…Philippi quondam Regis Franciæ…filiam"[377]A charter dated May 1323 confirms the dowry for the marriage of "Guigone Dalphino Vienn. Albonisque comite" and "D. Isabella filia…Philippi quondam Francorum…Regis et D. Johannæ…Reginæ comitissæque Burgundiæ Palatinæ ac Dominæ Salinarum"[378]She married secondly ([1338/40]) Jean [III] Seigneur de Faucogney"Jehanz sires de Faucolgney chevaliers et Ysabelx de France Dauffyne de Vyenne sa espouse" notified their agreement with Eudes Duke of Burgundy regarding the succession of "Madame Jehanne de France duchesse...espouse dyceli monz le duc suer de nous la dite Ysabel” by charter dated 1 Oct 1341[379]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Guigues’s mistress is not known.  Père Anselme says that she may have been the daughter of François de Bardonnanche, whom Guigues [VIII] abducted[380].  Guigues [VIII] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

i)          JEAN (-after Feb 1349).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "…Dom. Johannis bastardo quondam…Dom. Guigonis Dalphini fratris mei…"[381].  His uncle Humbert [II] in Feb 1349 gave him the seigneurie de Château-Villain[382]

b)         HUMBERT [II] ([1312]-Clermont-en-Auvergne 22 May 1355, bur Paris Dominican convent).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem et Humbertum" as the sons of "Ioanni" and his wife[383].  He succeeded his brother in 1333 as Dauphin de Viennois"Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis, dux Campisauri, Vienne et Albonis comes ac palatinus" donated property to Cremieu monastery, founded by "dominum Joannem Delphinum quondam patrem nostrum", with the consent of "B. matris eius", by charter dated 7 Feb 1337[384]A charter dated 31 Jul 1343 records an agreement between "Dominus Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis" agreed with "dominus Philippus de Vienna dominus de Pymont et Guido de Vienna eius filius primogenitus, consanguinei eiusdem domini Delphini" about the inheritance of "domina Margareta de Montelupello, uxore quondam eiusdem domini Philippi…filia Guidonis quondam domini Montislupelli"[385]He became a Dominican monk at Beauvoir in 1343[386].  Appointed leader of a crusade against Umur Pasha, he left from Marseille in May 1345, but his fleet was attacked by the Genoese near Rhodes[387].  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos, provided a pension for "Dom. Mariæ de Baucio Dalph. Vienn…consorti meæ", and made bequests to "Hugoni de Gebennis Dom. de Antone et de Varey…consanguineo  meo…Galiaco de Salutiis…nepoti meo…Dom. Johannis bastardo quondam…Dom. Guigonis Dalphini fratris mei…Amedeo bastardo meo…Johanni bastardo de Fucigniaco…Humberto de Fucigniaco…Dom. Politæ uxori Dom. Hugonis de Gebennis…Dom. Guillelmæ Alamandi…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…nepti meæ filiæ principis Auraicæ moniali de Salectis ordinis Cartusiensis…"[388]He returned to France having achieved nothing, before the crusading army defeated a Turkish army at Smyrna[389].  He abdicated as Dauphin 16 Jul 1349 in favour of the king of France, to whom he sold the Dauphiné for 400,000 écus and an annual pension[390]He adopted the titles Prince de Briançonnois, Duc de Champsor, and Marquis de Cézane.  He was awarded the titles Patriarch of Alexandria and Perpetual administrator of the archiepiscopal church of Reims[391].  The testament of "Dominus Humbertus…Patriarcha Alexandrinus, administrator perpetuus ecclesiæ Remensis et Dalphinus antiquior Vienn." is dated 21 May 1355 and chose his burial "in ecclesia Fratrum Prædictorum Parisiens. juxta sepulchrum bonæ memoriæ Dom. Clementiæ quondam Reginæ Franciæ amitæ nostræ"[392]The necrology of Vauvert records the death "X Kal Jun" of "patriarcha Alexandrinus quondam delphinus Viennensis postea archiepiscopus Remensis"[393]m (after 26 Jul 1332) MARIE de Baux, daughter of BERTRAND de Baux, Seigneur de Berre, Conte d'Andria e di Montescaglioso & his first wife Béatrice of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] (-Rhodes [Feb/Apr] 1347).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Humbertus Delphinus" and "Mariam Bauciam comitis Montis Campi filiam, Roberti regis Siciliæ neptem"[394]"Roberti…Hierusalem et Siciliæ Regis" granted revenue to "Dom. Humbertus Dalphini…nepos noster" in consideration of his marriage with "Domicella Maria nata…Bertrandi de Baucio Montis Caveosi comitis nepte nostra" by charter dated 26 Jul 1332[395].  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that "Delphini Viennenses…iunior Humbertus" married "filiam sororis Roberti regis…[et] [comitis] Novellus"[396]The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos provided a pension for "Dom. Mariæ de Baucio Dalph. Vienn…consorti meæ"[397]Pope Clement VI sent letters of condolence to "Humberto Dalphino Vienn." on the death of "quondam Mariam conjugem tuam" dated 15 May 1347[398]Betrothed (1347) to BLANCHE MARIE de Savoie, daughter of AYMON Comte de Savoie & his wife Violanta di Monferrato ([1335]-Pavia 31 Dec 1387, bur Pavia Santa Chiara).  The marriage contract of "Dom. Dalphini" and "Dom. Blanchæ" is dated 15 May 1347 and provides for a dowry given by "Dom. comes Sabaudiæ…dictæ…Blanchæ sorori suæ"[399]Betrothed (24 Jun 1348) to JEANNE de Bourbon, daughter of PIERRE Duc de Bourbon & his wife Isabelle de Valois (Château du Bois de Vincennes 3 Feb 1339-Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 6 Feb 1378, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The marriage contract of "Dom. Humberti Dalphini Vienn." and "Dom. Johannam primogenitam Dom. Ducis [Borbonesii]" is dated 24 Jun 1348[400]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Humbert’s mistress is not known.  Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Humbert’s mistress is not known.  Mistress (3): ---.  The name of Humbert’s mistress is not known.  Humbert II & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANDRE (5 Sep 1333-Grenoble Oct 1335, bur Grenoble Dominican Church).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the birth of "filium Andræam" to "Humbertus Delphinus" and his wife "Mariam Bauciam comitis Montis Campi filiam, Roberti regis Siciliæ neptem", his death "VI Non Jul" in 1338, and his burial "temple Prædictorum Gratianopolitanorum"[401]Betrothed (19 Aug 1335) to Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra, daughter of FELIPE III King of Navarre Comte d’Evreux & his wife Juana II Queen of Navarre ([1331]-Château de Neaufles-Saint-Martin, Eure 5 Oct 1398, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The marriage contract of "Philippus…Navarræ rex…Blancham filiam" and "Dom. Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis…Andream filium et natum primogenitum" is dated 19 Aug 1335[402]

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

ii)         AMEDEE (-after 1351).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 made bequests to "…Amedeo bastardo meo…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…"[403]. 

Humbert [II] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

iii)        CATHERINE (-after 29 Mar 1341).  The marriage contract of "P. de Lucingio donatum et filium naturalem Melincti de Lucingio quondam" and "Catherinam donatam et filiam naturalem…Dom. Humberti Dalphini Vienn." is dated 24 Apr 1337[404]m (contract 24 Apr 1337, [1338/40]) PIERRE de Lucinge, illegitimate son of MELINET de Lucinge & his mistress --- (-after 1343). 

Guigues [VIII] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (3): 

iv)        daughter (-after 29 Mar 1341).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 made bequests to "…Amedeo bastardo meo…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…"[405]. 

c)         CATHERINE (-after 16 Feb 1319).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 16 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "filiam suam Katharinam", and another dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[406]

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

d)         MAINFREDIN (-after 12 Apr 1336).  "Frater Mainfredinus Ordinis Prædicatorum conventus Tardonensis donatus ut dicitur…Dom. Johannis Dalphini" made a declaration at the château de la Balme dated 12 Apr 1336[407]

2.         ALIX (-Saint-Saturnin-du-Port 14 Nov 1309, bur Saint-Saturnin-du-Port, transferred 1311 after 7 Mar to Montbrison Notre-Dame).  Her parentage and first betrothal are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jan 1295 under which "Beatrice figlia del Conte Pietro di Savoia Signore di Faussign" granted property to "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo Cugino" as dowry for "Alisia figlia d'Umberto Delfino di Vienna futura Sposa di detto Conte Amedeo", in particular an expectation to "il Castello di Versoye" subject to the rights of "Guglielmo Signore di Gex e di Leona sua Madre"[408]The contract of marriage between "dominum Humbertum, delphinium, comitem Viennensem et Albonensem dominumque de Turre et dominam Annam eius uxorem…Alasiam…filiam" and "Johannem comitem Forensem" is dated 28 Mar 1296 at Vienne[409].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Alysiam" and "Joannes comes Foresius"[410].  A charter dated "die dominica post brandones" in 1311 provides for the transfer of the remains of "dominæ Alasiæ de Viennensio quondam comitissæ Forensis", buried "in ecclesia Sancti Saturnini de Portu" where she had died, to "ecclesiam nostram beatæ Mariæ Montisbrisonis" where she had chosen her burial[411]Betrothed (1 Jan 1295 or before, contract broken before 28 Mar 1296) to AMEDEE V "le Grand" Comte de Savoie, son of THOMAS [II] Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1253]-Avignon 16 Oct 1323).  m (contract 28 Mar 1296) as his first wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez & his wife Jeanne de Montfort ([1275/76]-3 Jul 1334). 

3.         MARIE (-after 1355).  [The marriage contract between "Humbertum Dalphinum Vienn. et Albon. comitem dominum de Turre et de Coloniaco…filiam unam…illam…quæ primo ad ætatem nubilem pervenerit" and "Aymarum de Pictavia comitem Valentinens…unum ex filiis…illi…qui primo pervenerit ad ætatem matrimonium contrahendi" is dated 14 Jul 1283[412].]  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Mariam" and "Aymaretus comitis Aymari Pictavii filius"[413].  Her marriage was agreed in 1288 as part of the arrangements for the second marriage of Comte Aymar [V] to Marguerite de Genève[414]m (betrothed 14 May 1288, before 1297) AYMAR de Poitiers, son of AYMAR de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Hippolyte de Bourgogne dame de Saint-Vallier (-Baix-en-Vivarais [27 Sep 1339/8 Jan 1340], bur Crest Franciscan Monastery)

4.         HUGUES de la Tour et de Coligny (before [1285]-1329)The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[415].  A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[416].  Baron de Faucigny: "B. domina Fucigniaci" mandated "Guigo Alamandi dominus Vallis Bonesii" to grant "terram Fucigniaci" to "D. Hugoni filio…D. Humberti Dalphini Vienn. et Albon. comitis dominique de Turre" by charter dated Jan 1303[417].  "Hugo Dalphini Dominus terræ Fucigny" thanked the town of Fribourg for not helping the comte de Savoie in his war against him by charter dated Aug 1321[418]m (contract 9 Sep 1309) MARIE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his second wife Marie de Brabant (-before 7 May 1334).  "Conte Amedeo di Savoia" gave a guarantee to "Ugone Delfino Signore di Faussign" relating to the promise to transfer "il Castello di Beaufort" on the marriage of the latter to "la figlia primogenita di detto Conte" by charter dated 15 Nov 1308[419].  The contract of marriage between "Amedeum comitem Sabaudie…Mariæ de Brabantia…unam de filiabus…Maria vel Catherina" and "Hugonem Dalphini dominum Fucigniaci" is dated 9 Sep 1309[420].  Her name is confirmed by the declaration of emancipation by "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo Padre" of "Maria di Savoia" by charter dated 9 Sep 1309[421].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Mariam quartam Amedei et Mariæ secundæ eius uxoris filiam" and "Hugo Delphini frater, dominus Fucigniaci"[422].  "Maria figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia e di Maria di Brabant Contessa di Savoia" renounced her rights of inheritance from her father and mother in favour of "Edoardo di Lei fratello" by charter dated 9 Sep 1310[423]Hugues had [two] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         BEATRIX bâtarde de la TourThe primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1340.  m PIERRE Carminian du Pré, son of ---. 

b)         [JEAN bâtard de Faucigny (-after 29 Jan 1347).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "…Johanni bastardo de Fucigniaco…Humberto de Fucigniaco…"[424].  Jean’s father is not named in the document but it is difficult to see who else he could have been besides Hugues de la Tour Baron de Faucigny.  It is possible that "Humberto de Fucigniaco" was another relation, maybe the son of Jean.] 

5.         GUIGUES (-Pont-de-Sorgues-en-Provence 5 Mar 1319, bur Saint-André de Grenoble)The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[425]Baron de Montaubanm BEATRIX de Baux, daughter of BERTRAND [I] de Baux Conte di Avellino & his [second wife Agathe de Mévouillon] (-after 3 Aug 1344).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Guigues & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNE (-after 27 Nov 1357).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (Papal dispensation 28 May 1317, before 31 Jan 1318) RAYMOND [IV] de Baux Prince d'Orange, son of BERTRAND [IV] de Baux Prince d'Orange & his wife Eléonore de Genève (-1340 after 9 Sep). 

6.         MARGUERITE de la Tour du Pin A continuation of the Chronica Jacobi de Aquis records that "Federico primo" married "Margarita figlola di Ulberto Dalfino"[426]"Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et Anna dalphina eius consors" appointed a proxy for the negotiation of the marriage of "unam ex filiabus nostris" and "filium marchionis Saluciarum" by charter dated 14 Aug 1302[427].  The marriage contract between "Humbertum Dalphinum Viennensem…Margaritam filiam" and "Mainfredum IV marchionem Salutiarum…Fredericum primogenitum" is dated 3 Sep 1303[428].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Margaretam" and "Federicus Mainfredi marchionis Salutiarum filius"[429].  She is named in a quittance dated 30 Jan 1308 given by "Freilino Saluzzo figlio di Manfredo Marchese di Saluzzo e Margarita sua Consorte" to "Beatrice Dama di Faucigni ed Ugone Delfino" relating to her dowry[430]m (contract 3 Sep 1303) as his first wife, FEDERICO di Saluzzo, son of MANFREDO IV Marchese di Saluzz o & his first wife Beatrice of Sicily [Hohenstaufen] ([1287]-29 Jun 1336).  He succeeded in 1334 as Marchese di Saluzzo

7.         BEATRIX de la Tour du Pin (-Cuisel 10 or 12 Jun 1347)The contract of marriage between "Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes…Beatrici filiæ nostri" and "Johannes de Cabilione dominus de Arlaco…Hugo de Cabilione filius" is dated 13 Feb 1302[431].  A charter dated 1336 records subscriptions to the hospital founded by Humbert Dauphin de Viennois, including by "amita nostra Dom. Beatrix de Viennesio, domina de Arlaco…Beatrix de Sabaudia consanguinea nostra consors Humberti de Villariis militis…Guillelma consors Henrici de Drenco militis, Beatrix de Vallebonesio consanguinea nostra…"[432]The necrology of Saint-Claude records the death "II Id Jun" of "Beatrix Viennensis domina de Allaio"[433]m (contract 13 Feb 1302) HUGUES [I] de Chalon Seigneur d'Arlay Baron de Vitteaux, son of JEAN de Chalon Seigneur d'Arlay [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Marguerite de Bourgogne [Capet] (-14 Dec 1322, bur Mont-Sainte-Marie). 

8.         HENRI (1296-after 17 Mar 1328)The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne, adding that Henri was elected to "pontificatum Metensem"[434]Canon at Rouen, Clermont, Romans, Saint-Juste de Lyon and Cambrai 1308.  Archdeacon of Worcester 1312.  Bishop of Passau 1317.  Regent of Dauphiné 1319.  Bishop of Metz 1319, resigned 1325.  "Guigo dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre" wrote to "dom Hugoni Adhemarii condomino Montilii consanguineo nostro" regarding the transfer of "baroniam Medulionis" by "avunculo…nostro dom Henrico Dalphini, testamento…domini et genitoris nostri dom dalphini", by charter dated 6 Apr 1326[435]The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328, chose burial "in monasterio Saletarum Lugdunensis diocesis", bequeathed money to "Humberto Dalphini…nepoti suo…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus" and appointed "nepotem suum dominum Guigonem Dalphinum Viennensem" as his universal heir[436]

9.         CATHERINE de Viennois (-9 Dec 1337).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Catharina Delphini filia" and "Philippo…Sabaudo Achaiæ principi"[437]"Gio. Delfino di Vienna" made two declarations relating to payment of the agreed dowry to "Filippo di Savoia Principe di Acaja" relating to his marriage to (in one declaration) "Cattarina sua Sorella future Sposa di detto Filippo di Savoia" and (in the other) "Cattarina di Lui Sorella Moglie del detto Principe Filippo", both dated 7 May 1312[438], the difference in the description of the bride in the two documents suggesting that one was written before the marriage took place on that date and the other after.  m (7 May 1312) as his second wife, PHILIPPE de Savoie Signore del Piemonte, son of THOMAS III Comte de Maurienne, Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his wife Guye de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (1278-23 Sep 1334). 

Humbert [I] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

10.       GUILLAUME (-after 17 Mar 1328).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[439].  The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328 and bequeathed money to "…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus"[440]. 

Humbert [I] had [one illegitimate child] by Mistress (2):

11.       [--- .  The mother of Henri de Dreins may have been an illegitimate daughter of Humbert [I].  Alternatively, Henri de Dreins may have been the illegitimate son of one of the brothers of Dauphin Jean.  m --- de Dreins, son of ---.]  One child: 

a)         HENRI de Dreins (-after 17 Mar 1328).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[441].  The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328 and bequeathed money to "…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus"[442]m GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1336 records subscriptions to the hospital founded by Humbert Dauphin de Viennois, including by "amita nostra Dom. Beatrix de Viennesio, domina de Arlaco…Beatrix de Sabaudia consanguinea nostra consors Humberti de Villariis militis…Guillelma consors Henrici de Drenco militis, Beatrix de Vallebonesio consanguinea nostra…"[443]. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in VIENNOIS

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR[de-MARC]

 

 

Beauvoir-sur-Marc is located in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Vienne, canton Bièvre.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné suggests that “les premiers seigneurs de Beauvoir aupres de Vienne” descended from “Berlion...frere [de] [au temps de Leger archevesque de Vienne, Hector...un des plus grands seigneurs du Viennois][444].  Presumably this relates to the family of the vicomtes de Vienne, shown elsewhere in the present document.  Chorier records that “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et de Septeme” in 1249 bore arms “écartelé, à une cottice brochant sur le tout” and in 1270 “un lion”, noting that “les marquis de Varambon en tirent l’origine de la leur et portent en effet escartelé d’or et de gueules[445]

 

 

1.         BURNO [I] de Beauvoir .  He is named in the undated charter of his son Siboud, quoted below.  No document has been found which names him in his own capacity.  m ---.  The name of Burno’s wife is not known.  Burno & his wife had one child: 

a)         SIBOUD [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1135).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[446].  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[447]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[448].  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[449].  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[450]m PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[451].  Siboud [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1135).  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[452].  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[453]

ii)         BURNO [II] de Beauvoir .  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[454]

iii)        DRODON [I] de Beauvoir ([12 Apr 1164/17 Apr 1170]).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[455].  Archdeacon of Lyon: “Dominus Drodo de Bellovidere Lug[unenis] archidiaconus” granted property to “Johanni Belloth et Johanni de Quireu...”, in exchange for “nemore quod frater eius in extremo vite sue” had donated to Bonnevaux, undated[456].  Chevalier dates this document to 1160[457].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” confirmed the donation made to Bonnevaux by “frater meus Sibodus in extremis suis”, recording the presence of “Petrus Rovoiria...et Burno et Symphredus fratres eius”, by charter dated 1160[458].  Elected Archbishop of Lyon: Gallia Christiana records the election of “Drogo ecclesiæ Lugdunensis primum archidiaconum” as archbishop, denounced by Louis VII King of France, dated to [1163][459].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[460].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[461].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[462].  A bull of Pope Alexander III dated 17 Apr 1170 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donation made by “Drodonis quondam Lugdunensis electi[463]

iv)       SIBOUD [II] de Beauvoir (-1160).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[464]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  

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Four siblings.  Their precise relationship with Siboud [I] has not been ascertained.  The later chronology suggests that they were his first cousins or nephews/niece.  The 1164 and May 1179 charters quoted below name other persons who shared an interest in property donated to Bonnevaux, such interests presumably all derived from descent from the Beauvoir family probably through the female line.  The precise relationships have not been traced. 

 

1.         ROSTAIN [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[465].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[466].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[467].  The following document shows that Rostain [I] predeceased his brother Hervé [I]: “Ervisius de Bellovidere” donated property to Bonnevaux, for the soul of “fratris sui Rostagni”, undated, witnessed by “Guigo Rufus, maritus sororis Ervisii...” and with the support of “uxor Guigonis Ruffi, soror Ervisii...[468]m ---.  The name of Rostain’s wife is not known.  Rostain [I] & his wife had [two children] (the order of names Hervé/Rostain in the undated document quoted below is reversed compared with the documents quoted above which name Rostain/Hervé in that order, suggesting that Hervé [II] and Rostain [II] were different persons from Rostain [I] and Hervé [I].  The naming of the two brothers Hervé [II] and Rostain [II] in the same document suggests that their father was deceased, which is consistent with the other undated charter quoted above which indicates that Rostain [I] predeceased his brother Hervé [I].  Nevertheless, presumably the brothers shown below could have been sons of either Rostain [I] or Burno [III]): 

a)         [HERVE [II] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  Hervé [II] is the second “Ervisius” named in the following entry: an undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property they held in common[469].  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[470].]  m ---.  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  Hervé [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROSTAIN [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[471]

ii)         HERVE [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[472]

b)         [ROSTAIN [II] de Beauvoir .  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property they held in common[473].] 

2.         HERVE [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[474].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[475].  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[476].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[477]m ---.  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  Assuming, as suggested below, that “suis” in the undated document quoted below refers to the donor, his wife was mentioned but not named in that document.  Hervé [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         [two or more] children .  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[478].  The word “suis” suggests that “uxore et filiis” relate to the donor. 

3.         BURNO [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[479].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[480].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[481]

4.         --- de Beauvoir .  Her family connection and marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Ervisius de Bellovidere” donated property to Bonnevaux, for the soul of “fratris sui Rostagni”, undated, witnessed by “Guigo Rufus, maritus sororis Ervisii...” and with the support of “uxor Guigonis Ruffi, soror Ervisii...[482].  As noted above, the absence of a date means that this document could presumably relate either to Hervé [I] or Hervé [II].  The question may be resolved if other references to Guigues Rufus emerge which clarify the chronology of his life.  m GUIGUES Rufus, son of ---. 

 

 

No connection has been found between the following group and the main Beauvoir family.  Maybe they were inhabitants of the town of Beauvoir-de-Marc who were unrelated. 

 

1.         --- de Beauvoirm SAURA, daughter of ---.  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[483].  Two children: 

a)         GUIGUES de Beauvoir .  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[484]

b)         SOFROI de Beauvoir .  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[485]

 

 

SIBOUD [II] de Beauvoir, son of SIBOUD [I] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Pétronille --- (-1160).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[486]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Domnus Sibodus senex de Bellovidere, quando Jerusalem pergere voluit” donated property to Bonnevaux, which “post discessum...eiusdem Sibodi, dominus Drodo filius eius...abstulit”, later restored, undated[487].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” confirmed the donation made to Bonnevaux by “frater meus Sibodus in extremis suis”, recording the presence of “Petrus Rovoiria...et Burno et Symphredus fratres eius”, by charter dated 1160[488].  

m MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 2 May 1191).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[489]

Siboud [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Beauvoir (-7 Apr 1191)Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, by charter dated 1164[490]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  

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2.         DRODON [II] de Beauvoir (-after 1195).  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[491].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[492].  “Dominus Drodo de Bellovidere”, in the presence of “patris et fratrum suorum”, donated property to Bonnevaux, confirmed by “pater suus dominus Sibodus...nepoti suo Willelmo de Bellovidere” and later by “Drodo nepos prefati Drodonis, frater Willelmi”, dated “in die Pentecosti” (no year)[493].  “Domnus Sibodus senex de Bellovidere, quando Jerusalem pergere voluit” donated property to Bonnevaux, which “post discessum...eiusdem Sibodi, dominus Drodo filius eius...abstulit”, later restored, undated[494].  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189], witnessed by “Guillaume de Beauvoir, Pierre Rovoyria, Pierre d’Altafay et Pierre Humberti, qui devaient partir pour Jérusalem avec Drodon[495].  “Petri de Altafay” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the consent of “Willelmus Isardi nepos ipsius Petri”, subscribed by “domini Drodonis et Willelmi nepotis sui”, witnessed by “...Petrus d’Altafay et Petrus Humberti, qui duo cum domino Drodone Jersusalem erant ituri”, undated[496].  Chevalier dates this document to [1189][497].  “Drodon de Beauvoir...” witnessed a charter dated [1191] which records a dispute between “Nantelme de St-Laurent” and Bonnevaux[498].  A charter dated 1191 records that “Béatrix duchesse de Bourgogne et comtesse d’Albon” granted “le château de Roche-de-Glum” to “l’abbé Guillaume de Clérieu” in fief, with “du côté du comte, Drodon de Beauvoir...se constitueront otages à Romans[499].  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[500].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which “Petrus Rovorie...” donated property to Bonnevaux on leaving “ad expugnandos Albigenses hereticos” and the charter dated 1195 when the same donor “venit ad conversionem in Bonavalle” and made further donations[501]

3.         --- de Beauvoir .  The [28 May 1189] charter quoted below indicates that the following two children, Guillaume [IV] and Drodon [III], were nephews of Drodon [II].  Their father was presumably Dodon’s brother: as noted below, maybe he was Siboud [III].  It is unlikely that Guillaume [IV] was the same person as Guillaume [III], son of Guillaume [II] (see above).  The latter is named only two years later with his older brother Siboud [IV] in a charter which does not name a brother named Drodon, while later documents (see below) show that Siboud [IV] survived for many years.  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir (-after [1189]).  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189][502].  “Petri de Altafay” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the consent of “Willelmus Isardi nepos ipsius Petri”, subscribed by “domini Drodonis et Willelmi nepotis sui”, witnessed by “...Petrus d’Altafay et Petrus Humberti, qui duo cum domino Drodone Jersusalem erant ituri”, undated[503].  Chevalier dates this document to [1189][504]same person as...?  GUILLAUME [V] de Beauvoir (-after 1203).  “Willelmus de Bello Videre...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1197 which records an attestation made by Falcon Bishop of Valence[505].  “Dalphinus Vienn. et Albonis comes et Beatrix Ducissa” confirmed that “Albertum de Turre et Willelmum de Bellovisu” had reached agreement “super castrum de Spinet”, agreeing not to transfer without consent “partem aliquam in castro de Spinet” to “Siboudo de Bellovisu”, by charter dated 1203[506]

b)         DRODON [III] de Beauvoir (-after [1189]).  “Amedeus de Monte Canuto [Montchenu]...Aena mater eius...Nantelmus frater eius et Guigo Espartuns avunculus eius” renounced claims over “bosco, quem dederat eis Sibodus junior de Bellovidere”, undated[507].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[508].  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189][509]

4.         one or more other sons .  Their existence is confirmed by the [28 May 1189] charter quoted above. 

5.         [SIBOUD [III] de Beauvoir (-[after 1160]).  “Amedeus de Monte Canuto [Montchenu]...Aena mater eius...Nantelmus frater eius et Guigo Espartuns avunculus eius” renounced claims over “bosco, quem dederat eis Sibodus junior de Bellovidere”, undated[510].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[511].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[512].  The phrase “Sibodus junior” suggests that a “Sibodus senior” was still living at the time, maybe his father.  Maybe Siboud [III] was the same person as the father of Guillaume [IV] and Drodon [III] (see above).] 

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  One possibility is that he was Drodon [II] who married late in life in the hope of producing an heir.  Another is that he was Drodon [III], although in that case it is unclear why a younger son of a younger son would have made such a locally prominent marriage. 

 

1.         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[1205/07?]).  He is named as the first husband of Alasie de la Tour in her Mar 1249 testament, quoted below.  His suggested date of death is estimated from his wife’s possible birth date and her second marriage dated to [1207/09?].  m as her first husband, ALASIE de la Tour, daughter of ALBERT [II] de la Tour du Pin & his wife Marie d'Auvergne ([1185/93?]-after Mar 1249, bur abbaye de Bonnevaux).  She married secondly Raimbaud Bérenger de Royans "Ossassica" Seigneur de Royans.  The testament of “Flote [dame de Royans]”, dated Dec 1231, appointed “sa mère Alays” as universal heir, naming “Adhemarius de Poitiers son fils, qu’elle avait eu de Guillaume de Poitiers son mari” as substitute[513].  Under her testament dated Mar 1249, "Alays de Roians, domina castri Sancti Johannis de Bornay, uxor quondam nobilis viri dom Ose Sicce" elected burial "apud…monasterium Bone Vallis", donated property for the anniversary of “nobilis viri quondam domi Drodoni de Bello Visu primi mariti mei”, bequeathed property to "Dome Sibille uxori nobilis viri domi Audemari de Pictavia, nepotis mei…nobilem domam Flotam filiam meam…Ugone nepoti meo de Turre, senescalco Lugdunensi" and also names "fratre meo dome Alberto de Turre"[514].   

 

 

GUILLAUME [II] de Beauvoir, son of SIBOUD [II] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Marie --- (-7 Apr 1191)Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, by charter dated 1164[515].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[516].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[517].  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[518]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir [-de-Marc] en Viennois” donated revenue “aux frères Marnans” by charter dated 1180[519].  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations, all with the support of “W. Rovoyri et Gaufredus frater eius, cognati eorum[520].  The necrology of Lyon records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Vuilelmus de Bello Videre miles"[521]

m CLEMENCE, daughter of ---.  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[522]

Guillaume [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SIBOUD [IV] de Beauvoir (-after 5 Nov 1246).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[523]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[524].  “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[525].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “tous ses droits sur la moitié du château de Pinet” to “Siboud de Beauvoir son frère et à son fils Guillaume” by charter dated 12 Apr 1236[526].  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume”, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue”, and ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[527].  Guichenon dates this document to 10 Aug 1242 (without quoting any text)[528].  An arbitral sentence dated 5 Nov 1246 settled a dispute between “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc] et son fils Guillaume” and Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne regarding jurisdictional rights[529]m SIBYLLE [de la Tour, daughter of ALBERT [II] de la Tour du Pin & his wife Marie d'Auvergne] ([before 1200]-after 23 Jul 1242).  Her parentage is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the 23 Jul 1242 testament of her husband document: the testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume”, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue”, and ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[530].  Guichenon dates this document to 10 Aug 1242 (without quoting any text)[531].  The relationship between the testator’s wife and the two brothers tasked with deciding the modalities of her dowry’s return is not explicit in this document extract (“son” in the phrase “son frère” could presumably apply to either “A[lbert]” or to “S.” or to both of them).  Similar testatory provisions relating to dowry/dower in other testaments can be shown to confer decision-making roles on the wife/widow’s closest senior male relatives.  In this particular case, the chronology suggests that Guy and Albert were probably brothers of “S”.  If they had been her first cousins (paternal or maternal), it is unclear why the la Tour brothers would have been selected as her representatives instead of other closer family members.  It is interesting to note that the names of the testator’s children were not those associated with the immediate family of Albert [II] Seigneur de la Tour (with the possible exception of “A”, which could have been the same as his daughter “Alasie”).  At first sight, this might indicate that Diane Sibylle was a later wife of the testator and not the mother of his children.  However, the 4 Dec 1277 testament of her husband’s son Guillaume de Beauvoir names Humbert [I] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin “consanguineus meus”, a relationship which is most easily explained if Guillaume’s mother was Humbert’s paternal aunt as suggested here.  Her family origin is also indicated by the following document: [her grandson] Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[532]The primary source which confirms her full name has not been identified.   Her having four adult sons (their having attained the age of majority being indicated by the absence of arrangements for their guardianship) and two married daughters in 1242, suggests that Sibylle must have been born before 1200.  Siboud [IV] & his wife had six children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir (-before 4 Dec 1277).  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[533]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  

-        see below 

b)         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[before 4 Dec 1277]). The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[534].  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, requested all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” be paid[535].  The request to pay their debts suggests that all three persons named were deceased, although this is stated only in the case of the testator’s father. 

c)         SIBOUD de Beauvoir . The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[536]

d)         HUGUES de Beauvoir . The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[537]

e)         M--- de Beauvoir .  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[538]m (before 23 Jul 1242) GUIGUES Alamandi, son of ---. 

f)          A--- de Beauvoir .  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[539]m (before 23 Jul 1242) GUILLAUME Chabue, son of ---.  same person as...?  AUDISIA de Beauvoir (-after 4 Dec 1277).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[540]

2.         GUILLAUME [III] de Beauvoir (-[11 Jul 1239/1250]).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[541].  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[542].  “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[543].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “tous ses droits sur la moitié du château de Pinet” to “Siboud de Beauvoir son frère et à son fils Guillaume” by charter dated 12 Apr 1236[544].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” mortgaged “le château de Septême” to Beatrix Ctss de Vienne et d’Albon as security for a loan, confirmed by “son fils Guillaume de Falavier”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1239[545]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir (-[30 Aug 1250/20 Jul 1266]).  Seigneur de Falavier: "Willelmus de Bellovisu pater" granted property "apud Falaver" to “Willelmo de Bellovisu filio suo”, naming “Dom. Albertus de Turre” as guarantor, by charter dated 11 Jan 1234 (O.S.?)[546].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” mortgaged “le château de Septême” to Beatrix Ctss de Vienne et d’Albon as security for a loan, confirmed by “son fils Guillaume de Falavier”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1239[547].  “Willelmus de Bello Visu dominus de Falaver” donated property “in villa de Chaceu” to Guy Archdeacon of Lyon by charter dated May 1241[548].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir damoiseau fils de feu Guillaume”, having repurchased “le château de Falavier (Ffalaverio)” from the seigneurs de la Tour, transferred it to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “sa femme Briande”, by charter dated 1250, and acknowledged holding the same castle in fief from Pierre by charter dated 30 Aug 1250[549]m (before 1249) BRIANDE, daughter of --- (-after 20 Jul 1266).  Briande veuve de Guillaume de Beauvoir damoiseau” ceded property to Philippe de Savoie as guarantee for her dower at “St-Symphorien d’Ozon” assigned to her in 1249, by charter dated 20 Jul 1266[550]

3.         DRODON [IV] de Beauvoir (-14/15 May after 27 Mar 1233).  Drodon was presumably a young child when his father died as he is not named in the 1191 charter quoted above which names his older brothers.  Canon at Lyon: a charter dated 1209 records the division of revenues between the canons at Lyon, naming "Drodoni de Bello Videre anniversarium Guichardi, archiepiscopi", and a similar document dated May 1220 names "Drodoni de Belveir..."[551].  The reason for the link between Drodon [IV] and Guichard Archbishop of Lyon (the successor of Drodon [I], paternal great uncle of Drodon [III], see above) has not been ascertained.  Canon at Vienne: Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[552].  The necrology of Lyon records the death "II Id Mai" of "Drodo de Bellovidere subdiaconus, cantor Viennensis et canonicus Lugdunensis" and his donation to the church of Saint-Etienne[553].  Necrologies record the death 14/15 May of “Drodon levita et chanoine” and his donation of a serf to Vienne Saint-Maurice[554].  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, requested all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” be paid[555].  The request to pay their debts suggests that all three persons named were deceased, although this is stated only in the case of the testator’s father. 

 

 

GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir, son of SIBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Sibylle [de la Tour] (-before 4 Dec 1277).  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[556]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]: “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[557].  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume[558].  An arbitral sentence dated 5 Nov 1246 settled a dispute between “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc] et son fils Guillaume” and Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne regarding jurisdictional rights[559]Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “[les] châteaux de Beauvoir-de-Marc et de Pinet...la mistralie de Vienne, [le] village de Milieu (Millef) près Pinet...” to “son fils Dronet”, preserving the usufruct for himself, by charter dated Jul 1255[560].  An arbitration between “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et Jacques de Boczosel” decided that “tous les droits d’Albert de Boczosel sont dévolus à Vallone épouse de Guillaume”, dated 19 Oct 1266[561]A charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti”, and sworn by “Humbertus dominus de Turre”, the testament dated 4 Dec 1277 wishing all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” paid, choosing burial “monasterio bonarum Vallium”, making bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...”, appointing “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes, and “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes, bequeathing property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...”, and appointing “Humbertus dominus de Turre...consanguineus meus” to decide any disputes between his children[562]

m firstly [VALLONE, daughter of [--- Boczosel & his wife ---]].  An arbitration between “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et Jacques de Boczosel” decided that “tous les droits d’Albert de Boczosel sont dévolus à Vallone épouse de Guillaume”, dated 19 Oct 1266[563].  It is assumed that Vallone was Guillaume’s first wife, then deceased, as his wife Alasia is named in another charter on the same date.] 

m secondly ([5 Apr 1255]) ALASIA de Virieu, daughter of MARTIN de Virieu Seigneur de Faverges et de Montrevel & his wife ---.  “Martinus de Viriaco dominus Montis revelli” promised “Willelmo domino de Bellovidere” dowry for “Aliziæ filiæ nostræ”, with “Albertus de Viriaco, Guiffredus, Aymarus et Humbertus fratres, filii dicti Martini” named as guarantors, by charter dated 5 Apr 1255[564].  “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et son épouse Alasia” swore homage to Philippe de Savoie for the property which they inherited from “Albert de Boczosel” by charter dated 19 Oct 1266[565].  The following document suggests that Alasia was the sister of Geoffroy de Virieu, named in the 5 Apr 1255 document quoted above, assuming that “avunculus” is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle: a charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti[566]

[Mistress (1): BERLIONE, daughter of ---.  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[567].  One explanation for the last entry is that the beneficiary was the testator’s illegitimate son.] 

Guillaume [IV] & first wife had five children:

1.         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[8 Sep/20 Nov] 1306).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[568]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Drodon fils de feu Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” swore allegiance to Humbert Seigneur de la Tour for “les châteaux de Beauvoir, Pinet, Villeneuve, Montrevel et la Palud” and ceded to him “le château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” by charters dated 29 Dec 1277[569].  “Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[570].  The abbot of Vienne Saint-André granted prioratum de Moydies” to “Drodonis domini de Bello-videre” by charter dated 9 May 1288[571]Dronet de Beauvoir” granted his rights “dans la paroisse de Charentonnay et au mandement de Beauvoir” to “son fils Siboud” by charter dated 27 Oct 1289[572].  “Draconet de Beauvoir” granted “son château de Charentonnay” to “Siboud son fils“ by charter dated 27 Oct 1298[573].  A charter dated 8 Sep 1306 records a defensive alliance between Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and his sons and “Drodo dominus Bellevisus de Marco et Guigo eius filius” against Savoy[574]He is named as deceased in the 20 Nov 1306 charter of his son Pierre, cited below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Drodon’s wife has not been identified.  Drodon & his wife had four children: 

a)         SIBOUD de Beauvoir (-[27 Oct 1298/8 Sep 1306]).  “Dronet de Beauvoir” granted his rights “dans la paroisse de Charentonnay et au mandement de Beauvoir” to “son fils Siboud” by charter dated 27 Oct 1289[575].  “Draconet de Beauvoir” granted “son château de Charentonnay” to “Siboud son fils“ by charter dated 27 Oct 1298[576].  His absence from his father’s 8 Sep 1306 charter, which names his brother Guigues, suggests that Siboud died before that date. 

b)         GUIGUES de Beauvoir (-after 9 Dec 1331).  His parentage is confirmed by the Papal dispensation for this marriage.  A charter dated 8 Sep 1306 records a defensive alliance between Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and his sons and “Drodo dominus Bellevisus de Marco et Guigo eius filius” against Savoy[577]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” swore homage the dauphin de Viennois, “à raison de la baronnie de la terre de la Tour...la mistralie de Vienne, les châteaux de Beauvoir-de-Marc et de Pinet”, by charter dated 16 Dec 1310[578]Guigues de Beauvoir” granted “le château d’Anthon” to “sa femme Isabeau d’Anthon” by charter dated 8 Aug 1315[579]Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir” swore homage to Edouard Comte de Savoie “pour le château de Milieu et 3 parts du lieu de Meyrieu” by charter dated 15 Nov 1325[580].  The testament of Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de Drodon” is dated 9 Dec 1331 (no details except extract of religious donations)[581]m (Papal dispensation 3 Jan 1304) ISABELLE d’Anthon, daughter of GUICHARD Seigneur d’Anthon & his wife ---.  Pope Benedict XI issued a dispensation for the marriage of Guigues fils Dredo seigneur de Beauvoir” and “Isabelle fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 3 Jan 1304[582]Guigues de Beauvoir” granted “le château d’Anthon” to “sa femme Isabeau d’Anthon” by charter dated 8 Aug 1315[583]Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and Isabelle d’Anthon veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” reached agreement regarding her husband’s succession “et particulièrement du château de Beauvoir, qui est attribué au dauphin” by charter dated 22 Feb 1307 (O.S.?)[584].  This charter must be misdated in light of the 8 Aug 1315 charter cited above. 

c)         PIERRE [de Beauvoir] .  “Pierre et Guillaume Drogonis frères” sold “[le] bois et pré au mandement de Beauvoir, lieu dit Laugiere” to “Alamandon Marescalli de Beauvoir” by charter dated 1 May 1306[585]Pierre fils de feu l’b Drogonis” and “Peron. Girardi, de la Sône (Sonna]” reached agreement at Beauvoir by charter dated 20 Nov 1306[586]

d)         GUILLAUME [de Beauvoir] .  “Pierre et Guillaume Drogonis frères” sold “[le] bois et pré au mandement de Beauvoir, lieu dit Laugiere” to “Alamandon Marescalli de Beauvoir” by charter dated 1 May 1306[587]

2.         GUY de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[588]

3.         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir (-after 30 Dec 1279).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[589].  The testament of “frère Guillaume de Beauvoir...fils de feu Guillaume de Beauvoir chevalier, novice dans l’ordre des Frères Mineurs au couvent de Die”, dated 30 Dec 1279, named “Drodonet de Beauvoir mon frère” as his heir for all property from the succession of his father “tant à raison d’institution, de substitution”, bequeathed property to “Marguerite veuve d’Arbert de Sassenage ma sœur...à prendre sur les biens m’appartenant du chef de ma mère[590].  Valbonnais records that “Guillelmetum”, referring to Guillaume son of Guillaume [IV] by his second wife (see below), became a Franciscan monk at Die in 1278 and “fit son testament dans l’année de son noviciat”, bequeathing property to “Marguerite de Beauvoir sa sœur veuve d’Albert de Sassenage[591].  However, the testator’s appointment as his heir his brother Drodon, instead of his brother Aimar, and in particular referring to “substitution” which recalls their father’s testamentary disposition, suggests that he was Guillaume [IV]’s son by his first marriage. 

4.         MARGUERITE de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[592].  The testament of “frère Guillaume de Beauvoir...”, dated 30 Dec 1279, bequeathed property to “Marguerite veuve d’Arbert de Sassenage ma sœur...à prendre sur les biens m’appartenant du chef de ma mère[593]m ALBERT de Sassenage, son of --- (-[1278/79]). 

Guillaume [IV] & his [first/second] wife had three children: 

5.         GERAUDE de BeauvoirGuillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” granted property to “sa fille Giraude épouse de Guillaume Palarin” by charter dated Apr 1277[594]The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[595]m (before Apr 1277) GUILLAUME Palarin, son of ---. 

6.         BEATRIX de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[596]

7.         ALISIA de Beauvoir (-before 17 Mar 1321, bur Salettes).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[597].  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Salettes...près de ses enfants décédés, Monin et Agathe épouse de Guichard du Bordet chevalier”, bequeathed property to “sa nièce Flotte religieuse de Salettes, sa fille Margarone religieuse de Laval-Bressieux, son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu, Anselme d’Optevoz archiprêtre de Morestel”, named “sa fille Alix décédée”, appoints as her universal heir “son fils Humbert de Morestel” with “son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu” as substitute[598].  The attestation suggests that Alisia was already deceased at the time.  m GUIFROI de Miolans Seigneur de Morestel, son of --- (-before Mar 1321). 

Guillaume [IV] & his second wife had five children: 

8.         AIMAR de Beauvoir ([1257/58?]-after 29 Mar 1316).  A charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti”, the testament dated 4 Dec 1277 appointing “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[599]Aymaret fils de feu Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” swore homage to Humbert Seigneur de la Tour for “les châteaux de Beauvoir, Pinet et la Palud” by charter dated 29 Dec 1277[600].  Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc.  Guy de Roussillon seigneur de Anjo” and “Aymar de Bellovidere seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” were named as arbitrators to settle a dispute between “Aymar sire d’Annonay et de Roussillon” and “Jacques seigneur de Jarez et d’Argental et Béatrix d’Argenthal sa femme” by charter dated 29 Mar 1316[601]same person as...?  AIMAR de BeauvoirSeigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  Aymar seigneur de Bellivisus del Marc” swore allegiance to Guigues Dauphin de Viennois for “la terre de Loyettes, excepté la maison forte du Lieu” by charter dated 17 Sep 1327[602]

9.         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[603]

10.      ALBERT de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[604]

11.      SIBOUD de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[605]

12.      ROBERT de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[606]

Guillaume [IV] had [one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):] 

13.       [GUILLAUME de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[607].  One explanation for the last entry is that the beneficiary was the testator’s illegitimate son.] 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BRIANÇON (AIGUEBLANCHE), VICOMTES de TARANTASIA

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Briançon (-after [1058/79]).  "…Guillelmus de Briançone…" subscribed the charter dated to [1058/79] under which "Guigo comes" donated property to Oulx by charter dated May 1057[608]

 

2.         AIMERY [I] (-after 1 Feb 1125).  Vicomte de Tarantasia"Aimericus vice comes Tarentasiensis, Rodulphus de Foucigniaco…" witnessed the charter dated 1 Feb 1125 under which "Amedeus comes Mauriannensis et marchio" donated property to Mont-Jove[609]

 

 

Four brothers: 

1.         AIMON [I] (-after [1140]).  Vicomte de Tarantasia.  "Comes Amedeus…cum uxore sua Adeleida comitissa" confirmed the rights of the monastery of "S. Justi in villa Volveria" by charter dated 27 Jul 1134, witnessed by "Umbertus de Bocsosello, Aimo de Brianzone…"[610]"Dominus Amedeus comes et marchio et frater eius Raynaldus" granted rights to the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "Aymone vicecomite, fratribus suis Gunterio, Willienco, Aymerico", by charter dated to [1140][611]  

2.         GONTHIER (-after [1140]).  "Dominus Amedeus comes et marchio et frater eius Raynaldus" granted rights to the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "Aymone vicecomite, fratribus suis Gunterio, Willienco, Aymerico", by charter dated to [1140][612]

3.         GUILLAUME (-after [1140]).  "Dominus Amedeus comes et marchio et frater eius Raynaldus" granted rights to the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "Aymone vicecomite, fratribus suis Gunterio, Willienco, Aymerico", by charter dated to [1140][613]

4.         AIMERY [II] (-after [1140]).  "Dominus Amedeus comes et marchio et frater eius Raynaldus" granted rights to the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "Aymone vicecomite, fratribus suis Gunterio, Willienco, Aymerico", by charter dated to [1140][614]

 

 

Three probable brothers: 

1.         RODOLPHE (-after 1173).  "…Rodolfus et Aimo et Emericus de Brienzion…Emericus vicecomes de Briencon" signed the marriage contract dated 1173 between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis"[615]

2.         AIMON (-after 1173).  "…Rodolfus et Aimo et Emericus de Brienzion…Emericus vicecomes de Briencon" signed the marriage contract dated 1173 between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis"[616]

3.         AIMERY [III] (-after 30 Nov 1195).  "…Rodolfus et Aimo et Emericus de Brienzion…Emericus vicecomes de Briencon" signed the marriage contract dated 1173 between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis"[617]"…Aimericus de Briannensis…" witnessed the charter dated 12 Jun 1189 under which Thomas I Comte de Savoie donated property to the monastery of Saint-Jean de Maurienne[618]Vicomte de Tarantasia"Aymericus vicecomes Tharantasiensis" acted for Thomas I Count of Savoy in a charter dated to [1191], signed by "Gontherius filius prædicti Aymerici…Boso vicecomes Augustensis…"[619].  "Aymericus de Briançon…Humbertus de Briançon…" witnessed a charter dated 30 Nov 1195 which records an agreement between Thomas I Comte de Savoie and the abbot of Saint-Raynebert about "castrum Curnillionis"[620]m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GONTHIER .  "Aymericus vicecomes Tharantasiensis" acted for Thomas I Count of Savoy in a charter dated to [1191], signed by "Gontherius filius prædicti Aymerici…Boso vicecomes Augustensis…"[621]

 

 

1.         HUMBERT (-after 30 Nov 1195).  "Aymericus de Briançon…Humbertus de Briançon…" witnessed a charter dated 30 Nov 1195 which records an agreement between Thomas I Comte de Savoie and the abbot of Saint-Raynebert about "castrum Curnillionis"[622]

 

2.         PIERRE de Briançon (-[29 May 1197/11 May 1204]).  "…Petrus de Brianzon" witnessed a charter dated 29 May 1197 which records the foundation by Thomas I Comte de Savoie of la Chartreuse de Loze[623]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Briançon .  “Briancionus fils de feu Pierre de Briançon et son épouse Sibylle” sold land “à St-Julien au territoire de Suse” to “Hugues d’Allevard” by charter dated 11 May 1204[624]m SIBYLLE, daughter of ---.  “Briancionus fils de feu Pierre de Briançon et son épouse Sibylle” sold land “à St-Julien au territoire de Suse” to “Hugues d’Allevard” by charter dated 11 May 1204[625]

 

3.         AIMON d’Aigueblanche (-1212).  Archbishop of Tarentasia 1178. 

 

 

1.         JOSSERAND d’Aigueblanche (-after 1224).  Seigneur de Briançon

 

2.         GUIGUES de Briançon (-after 30 Jan 1232).  Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[626]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guigues’s wife has not been identified.  Guigues & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [ODON de Briançon (-before 30 Jan 1232).  “Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[627].  Odon’s parentage is based on the assumption that the two mentions of “Aimeric” in this charter refer to the same person.] 

b)         AIMERY de Briançon (-after 15 May 1267).  “Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[628].  “Eym-cus de Brainczono fils de Guy” acknowledged holding “le château et mandement de Bellecombe” in fief from André Dauphin by charter dated 17 Jul 1236[629]Eymeric de Briançon seigneur de Bellecombe, mari de Dauphine de Salvaing, et Hugues de Salvaing, frère de celle-ci” exchanged vassals and fiefs by charter dated 15 May 1267[630]m DAUPHINE de Salvaing, daughter of ---.  Eymeric de Briançon seigneur de Bellecombe, mari de Dauphine de Salvaing, et Hugues de Salvaing, frère de celle-ci” exchanged vassals and fiefs by charter dated 15 May 1267[631].  Aimery & his wife had children:    

i)          [son .  “Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[632].  His parentage is based on the assumption that the two mentions of “Aimeric” in this charter refer to the same person.] 

ii)         [AIMERY de Briançon (-[10 May 1289/23 Jul 1291]).  Seigneur de Bellecombe.  “Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ” granted “castrum de Bellacomba...quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba” to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois in exchange for “castrum de Varsia...”, noting that if “Odonem de Briançone dominum de Terracia fratrem meus” died without legitimate heirs Aimery would inherit, and providing for revenue to “filiæ mei Aymerici moniali”, by charter dated 10 May 1289[633].  The 23 Jul 1291 charter of his sons suggests that Aimery was deceased at the time, although the extract of the document quoted below does not specify that this is the case.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Aimery’s wife has not been identified.  Aimery & his wife had four children: 

(a)       ODON de Briançon .  “Nobles Odon, Guillaume et Aymon fils d’Eméric de Briançon” exchanged “le château de Bellecombe, qui est la clef et la garde du Dauphiné” with Humbert Dauphin, in exchange for “celui de Varces”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1291[634]

(b)       GUILLAUME de Briançon .  “Nobles Odon, Guillaume et Aymon fils d’Eméric de Briançon” exchanged “le château de Bellecombe, qui est la clef et la garde du Dauphiné” with Humbert Dauphin, in exchange for “celui de Varces”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1291[635]

(c)       AIMON de Briançon .  “Nobles Odon, Guillaume et Aymon fils d’Eméric de Briançon” exchanged “le château de Bellecombe, qui est la clef et la garde du Dauphiné” with Humbert Dauphin, in exchange for “celui de Varces”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1291[636]

(d)       daughter .  Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ” granted “castrum de Bellacomba...quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba” to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois in exchange for “castrum de Varsia...”, providing for revenue to “filiæ mei Aymerici moniali”, by charter dated 10 May 1289[637]

iii)        [EUDES [Odon] de Briançon .  Seigneur de la Terrasse.  Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ” granted “castrum de Bellacomba...quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba” to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois in exchange for “castrum de Varsia...”, noting that if “Odonem de Briançone dominum de Terracia fratrem meus” died without legitimate heirs Aimery would inherit, by charter dated 10 May 1289[638].] 

 

3.         AIMERY (-after 11 Aug 1242).  A charter dated 11 Aug 1242 records the settlement of disputes between "Bonifacium de Sabaudia electrum Bellicensem" and "Stephanum dom de Villar", naming "Humb. de Vileta…Aymard de Brianzon…" among the guarantors[639]

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         AIMON d’Aigueblanche (-after 1267).  Seigneur de Briançon.  Vicomte de Tarentasia.  A charter dated 24 Aug 1253 records the confirmation by Thomas II Comte de Savoie of privileges to the citizens of Aosta by his father Comte Thomas I and his brother Comte Amédée, supported by "Aymericus vicecomes Tharantasiensis…[et] Gontherius filius predicti Aymerici", specifying that "dominus Gottafredus et fratres sui Aymon vicecomes et Boso" withheld their consent to certain aspects[640].  "Dominum Aymonem de Aquablancha, dominum Briançonis" reached agreement with the archbishop of Tarantasia relating to jurisdiction over Briançon by charter dated [Oct] 1267[641]m ---.  The name of Aimon’s wife is not known.  Aimon & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GONTHIER (-[24 Aug 1253/1 Jul 1266]).  A charter dated 24 Aug 1253 records the confirmation by Thomas II Comte de Savoie of privileges to the citizens of Aosta by his father Comte Thomas I and his brother Comte Amédée, supported by "Aymericus vicecomes Tharantasiensis…[et] Gontherius filius predicti Aymerici", specifying that "dominus Gottafredus et fratres sui Aymon vicecomes et Boso" withheld their consent to certain aspects[642]

b)         PIERRE d’Aigueblanche (-[1296]).  Seigneur de BriançonThe testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266, and appoints "dominum Petrum de Aquablanca dominum Brianson nepotem nostrum" as his heir, substituting "dominis Joanne et Eymerico, Aymone nepotionis nostræ" should Pierre died without male heirs[643]

c)         JEAN d'Aigueblanche (-after 1284).  Deacon of Hereford.  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266, appoints "dominum Petrum de Aquablanca dominum Brianson nepotem nostrum" as his heir, substituting "dominis Joanne et Eymerico, Aymone nepotionis nostræ" should Pierre died without male heirs, and requests "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle[644]"Dominum Emericum de Aquablancha, dominum Briançonis" reached agreement with the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "domini Joannis decani Herefordiæ fratris sui", relating to jurisdiction over Briançon by charter dated 1284[645]

d)         AIMERY d'Aigueblanche (-after 9 Jan 1296).  Chancellor of Hereford.  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266, appoints "dominum Petrum de Aquablanca dominum Brianson nepotem nostrum" as his heir, substituting "dominis Joanne et Eymerico, Aymone nepotionis nostræ" should Pierre died without male heirs, and requests "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle[646]Seigneur de Briançon.  "Dominum Emericum de Aquablancha, dominum Briançonis" reached agreement with the archbishop of Tarantasia, with the consent of "domini Joannis decani Herefordiæ fratris sui", relating to jurisdiction over Briançon by charter dated 1284[647]"Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ" and "Humbertus Dalphinus Vienn. et Albon comes dominusque de Turre et…Anna eius uxor" exchanged "castrum de Bellacomba…quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba" for "castrum de Varsia", also agreeing that "castrum de Terracia" would revert to Aimery de Briançon if "Odonem de Briançone dominum de Terracia fratrem meum" died childless, and that "filiæ mei Aymerici moniali" renounced rights, by charter dated May 1289[648].  "Dominus Eymericus de Aquablancha, dominus Briançonis, cancellarius Herefordiæ" swore homage to the archbishop of Tarantasia by charter dated 9 Jan 1296[649]m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery & his wife had one child: 

i)          daughter (-after May 1289).  Nun.  "Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ" and "Humbertus Dalphinus Vienn. et Albon comes dominusque de Turre et…Anna eius uxor" exchanged "castrum de Bellacomba…quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba" for "castrum de Varsia", also agreeing that "filiæ mei Aymerici moniali" renounced rights, by charter dated May 1289[650]

e)         JACQUES d’Aigueblanche (-after 1 Jul 1266).  Canon at Hereford: Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation to “Master James de Aqua Blanca, nephew of the bishop, canon of Hereford, to hold one benefice...besides those which he now has”, dated 15 May 1247[651]Archdeacon at Shrewsbury.  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266 and requests "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle[652]

f)          AIMON d’Aigueblanche (-after 1 Jul 1266).  Canon at Hereford.  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266, appoints "dominum Petrum de Aquablanca dominum Brianson nepotem nostrum" as his heir, substituting "dominis Joanne et Eymerico, Aymone nepotionis nostræ" should Pierre died without male heirs, and requests "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle[653]

g)         ODON d’Aigueblanche (-after May 1289).  "Aymericus de Briançone dominus Bellæcombæ" and "Humbertus Dalphinus Vienn. et Albon comes dominusque de Turre et…Anna eius uxor" exchanged "castrum de Bellacomba…quæ olim fuit Odonis de Bellacomba et Guillelmi de Bellacomba" for "castrum de Varsia", also agreeing that "castrum de Terracia" would revert to Aimery de Briançon if "Odonem de Briançone dominum de Terracia fratrem meum" died childless, by charter dated May 1289[654]

2.         PIERRE d'Aigueblanche (-26 Nov 1268).  It is not known how Pierre d'Aigueblanche was related to the family of the counts of Savoy.  However, the testament of "Beatrice Vedova del Re Berengario Conte di Provenza" dated 14 Jan 1264 includes a bequest to "…Vescovo d'Hereford Pietro"[655].  All the other beneficiaries under her testament appear to have been her relatives.  The relationship is confirmed by the Annals of Burton which record that “Petrus de Egeblanche, avunculus reginæ, episcopus Herefordensis” returned to England in 1255 after undertaking negotiations in Rome[656].  The Annals of Osney record that “Petrus de Egeblanche” was consecrated as Bishop of Hereford “apud Londoniam X Kal Jan” in 1240[657].  Matthew of Paris records that "Petrus de Egeblaneko" Bishop of Hereford proposed to Henry III King of England the sale of bishops' seals as a means of raising money and, in a later passage, that he hoped to succeed as archbishop of Bordeaux in 1256[658].  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266, appoints "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle, and appoints "dominum Petrum de Aquablanca dominum Brianson nepotem nostrum" as his heir, substituting "dominis Joanne et Eymerico, Aymone nepotionis nostræ" should Pierre died without male heirs[659].  The Annales Londonienses record the death in 1268 of "Petrus de Egebele Herefordensis episcopus"[660].  The Annals of Osney record the death “circa festum Sancti Eadmundi regis” in 1268 of “Petrus de Egeblanche episcopus Heredordensis[661]A second necrology of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne records the death "VI Kal Dec" of "dnus Petrus de Aquablanca Erfordensis episcopus"[662]

3.         AIMERY d’Aigueblanche (-after 1 Jul 1266).  The testament of "Petrus…Herefordensis episcopus" is dated 1 Jul 1266 and requests "magistrum Eimericum fratrem nostrum et Joannem decanum Herefordensem et Eimericum cancellarium Herefordensem et magistrum Jacobum archidiaconum Salopsyrensem et Emonem canonicum Herefordensem nepotes nostros" to decide the number of additional prebends which will be paid for by a donation to the church of Sainte-Catherine d’Aiguebelle[663]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de CLERIEUX

 

 

Guichard Seigneur de Clérieux, last descendant of the family in the male line, appointed Aymar [V] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois (see the document PROVENCE-VALENTINOIS, DIOIS) as his heir under his testament dated 1333. 

 

 

1.         SILVION [I] .  "Silvio" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [995][664].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[665]m ---.  The name of Silvion’s wife is not known.  Silvion [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] (-after 23 Nov 1025).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[666].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[667]m FIDA, daughter of --- (-after [1038/46]).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[668].  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[669].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          ADO (-after 27 Jan 1052).  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[670].  "L. archiepiscopi, Adonis fratris eius" subscribed a charter dated to [1030/70] under which "Theotbertus…sacerdos" donated property to the church of Romans[671].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[672].  "…Ado de Clariaco…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[673].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[674]m ---.  The name of Ado’s wife is not known.  Ado & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [II] .  "Guillelmus filius Adonis de Clérieu" relinquished rights relating to "villa de Marnaz" in favour of the church of Romans by charter dated 25 Aug 1091[675].  "Guillaume de Clérieu" reached agreement with the church of Romans, regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvius, Guillaume et Adon", by charter dated to [1080/1119][676].  A charter dated to [1100] records an agreement between "Guillaume de Clérieu" and "Lambert François" regarding the château de Pisançon[677].  A charter dated to [1088/1119] records an agreement between "Guillermum filium Adonis de Clarieu" and the archbishop of Vienne, confirming a donation by "Guillaume manceps, frère dudit Adon, du consentement d’Odyle de Châteauneuf-sur-Isère" relating to the churches of Clérieux[678]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had two children:

(1)       SILVION [II] de Clérieux (-after 1152)A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[679]

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(2)       GUILLAUME (-1168).  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[680].  Sacristan of the church of Romans.  "Dom. comes Albionensium, Guigo…dalphinus", acting with his council of advisers "Arberti de Turre…" and with the advice of "Willelmi de Clariaco Romanensis ecclesie sacristie", gave permission to the inhabitants of Romans to build a wall around their town, by charter dated 1161[681]

ii)         GUILLAUME [I] .  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[682].  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[683].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[684].  A charter dated to [1088/1119] records an agreement between "Guillermum filium Adonis de Clarieu" and the archbishop of Vienne, confirming a donation by "Guillaume manceps, frère dudit Adon, du consentement d’Odyle de Châteauneuf-sur-Isère" relating to the churches of Clérieux[685]

iii)        LEGER (-1054).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[686]Archbishop of Vienne .  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[687].  "L. archiepiscopi, Adonis fratris eius" subscribed a charter dated to [1030/70] under which "Theotbertus…sacerdos" donated property to the church of Romans[688]

iv)       ARMAND .  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[689].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[690]

 

 

The relationship between the following two family groups and the main line of the seigneurs de Clérieux has not yet been established. 

 

1.         ADALGISEm FESCEME, daughter of ---.  Adalgise & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARBERT .  "Arbertus, Adalgisi de Clairiaco et Fesceme dictus filius" donated property "in villa…Altavilla", with the support of "fratris mei Ademari", to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1030/70][691]

b)         ADEMAR .  "Arbertus, Adalgisi de Clairiaco et Fesceme dictus filius" donated property "in villa…Altavilla", with the support of "fratris mei Ademari", to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1030/70][692].  "Adhemarus de Clareio" donated property to the church of Romans, recorded in a charter dated to [1057/70][693]

 

2.         MALENUSm JACELDA, daughter of --- (-after 13 Oct 1078).  "Jacelda uxor Malleni de Clérieu" donated property "dans le Valentinois in villa…Vernasionem" to the church of Romans by charter dated 13 Oct 1078[694]

 

 

SILVION [II] de Clérieux, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife --- (-after 1152)A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[695].  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141, witnessed by "Rostagnus de Sabran, --- filius eius, Raimundus filius comitis de Tolosana…"[696].  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[697].  Konrad III King of Germany granted toll rights on the Rhône, Voulte and Confolens to "Sylvioni…principi suo…Clariacum…castella" by charter dated 1151[698].  “Selvionis de Clairjac et filii eius Selvionis…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which "Metelina" donated property to "Bernardo-Atoni fratri meo"[699]

m MATHELINE de Béziers-Sauvian, daughter of ARNAUD de Béziers-Sauvian & his wife Matheline de Béziers (-after 1 Apr 1168).  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[700]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141[701].  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[702].  The dating of the previous charter, and the identity of the donors, are clarified by the charter dated under which "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio", by charter dated 1 Apr 1168[703]

Silvion [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SILVION de Clérieux (-after 1152).  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141[704].  “Selvionis de Clairjac et filii eius Selvionis…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which "Metelina" donated property to "Bernardo-Atoni fratri meo"[705]m ARTAUDE de Crest {Drôme}, daughter of ---. 

2.         ROGER [I] de Clérieux (-1215).  "Rotgerius de Cleireu" increased the donation to the Templars made by "pater meus Silvius atque mater mea Matelina et frater meus Silvius" by charter dated 24 Sep 1167[706].  "Rotgerius et…Raimunda uxor eius" donated "omnia territoria nostra de Avisano" to the Templars at Richerenches by undated charter[707].  The dating of the previous charter, and the identity of the donors, are clarified by the charter dated 1 Apr 1168 under which "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio"[708].  "Roggerius de Clariaco" granted rights to Léoncel by undated charter[709]m [RAYMONDE, daughter of ---.  "Rotgerius et…Raimunda uxor eius" donated "omnia territoria nostra de Avisano" to the Templars at Richerenches by undated charter[710].  It is not certain that this charter refers to Roger [I] de Clérieux and his wife but, as noted above, a later charter in the same cartulary suggests that this might be the case.]  Roger & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Clérieux "Gratepaille" (-after 18 Nov 1246).  Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[711].  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[712]m JULIENNE de Pont-en-Royans, daughter of RAYMOND BERENGER [II] Seigneur de Pont-en-Royans {Isère} & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

b)         ROGER [II] de Clérieux (-[Aug 1252/16 Jul 1253])Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[713] Seigneur de Clérieux

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c)         MATHELINE de Clérieux Her parentage is indicated by the following document: a charter dated 1 May 1214 records an arbitral settlement between “Dragonet de Montauban et son fils Raymond” and “Raymond de Mévouillon et [her daughter] son épouse Saure” concerning half “des seigneuries des châteaux de Valréas, Montbrison, Grillon, Roussieu (Rosseuf) et Cayranne (Quayranne), laissées à Saure par sa mère Mételine, et du château du Pègue (Opigii), qui appartint à Roger de Clérieu, aïeul de Saure[714].  It is also indicated by the following document: [her daughter] “Philippa comtesse de Valentinois” donated property to Saint-Ruf, for the soul of “son aïeul maternel Rotgerius de Claireu”, by charter dated 26 Jun 1235[715]m firstly GUILLAUME JOURDAIN Seigneur de Fay, son of --- {Fay-sur-Lignon, Haute-Loire} et de Mezenc {Les Estables, Haute-Loire}, son of --- (-[1179/80]).  m secondly ([1180]) as his [third] wife, GUILLAUME [I] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, son of AYMAR [I] Comte de Valentinois & his wife Rixende --- (-[1188/89]). 

3.         GUILLAUME "l'Abbé" de Clérieux (-after 1185).  "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio", by charter dated 1 Apr 1168[716].  "Guillelmus de Clario, abbas Sancti Felicis" donated property in "in territorio de Revest et…de Pisencans" by charter dated 1185[717]

 

 

ROGER [II] de Clérieux, son of of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife --- (-[Aug 1252/16 Jul 1253])His parentage is apparently confirmed by the 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.) testament of [his son] “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)[718].  However, this information is contradicted by the following document: “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[719].  The explanation could be that the summary of the 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.) document incorrectly translates what may have been “nepos” in the original by “petit-fils”.  Seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun.  Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[720] Seigneur de Clérieux.  A charter of Léoncel dated Aug 1252 names "Rogerius de Clariaco dominus et Silvio filius suus"[721].  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[722]

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

Roger [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SILVION de Clérieux (-after 12 Feb 1280, bur Valence Franciscans).  A charter of Léoncel dated Aug 1252 names "Rogerius de Clariaco dominus et Silvio filius suus"[723].  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[724].  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[725].  "Silin seigneur de Clayriaco et de Roche de Glun fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratespallie" appointed "son fils Roger" as his heir by charter dated 12 Feb 1278[726].  The testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), requested burial dans le cimitière des frères Mineurs de Valence, auprès de son frère Jean de la Roche”, appointed as his heir “son fils Roger né de sa femme Béatrix[727]m firstly (contract [31 May] 1230) BEATRIX de Beaudiner, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Beaudiner & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between “Beatrix fille aînée de Guillaume seigneur de Beaudiner” and “Silvion fils de Roger de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche[-de-Glun]”, by charter dated [31 May] 1230[728]m secondly as her first husband, BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 17 Feb 1294).  This second marriage is suggested by the 17 Feb 1293 (O.S.) charter cited below in which Beatrix is not described as mother of Roger [III], suggesting that she was a later wife of his father.  She married secondly Raymond Bertrand.  “Raymond Bertrand et son épouse Béatrix, veuve en première noces de Silvion de Clérieu, père de Roger seigneur de Clérieu” acknowledged receipt of money from the last-named after settling a dispute about bequests made to Béatrix by Silvion by charter dated 17 Feb 1293 (O.S.)[729].  Silvion & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ROGER [III] de Clérieux (-[20 Jun/20 Oct] 1304).  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[730].  "Silin seigneur de Clayriaco et de Roche de Glun fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratespallie" appointed "son fils Roger" as his heir by charter dated 12 Feb 1278[731].  The testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), appointed as his heir “son fils Roger né de sa femme Béatrix[732]"Rogerius dominus de Clariaco et de Ruppe de Gliuy" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 7 Mar 1292[733]Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[734]m (contract 12 Nov 1255) MARGUERITE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [III] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Sibylle de Beaujeu (-after 28 Aug 1303).  The marriage contract between “Silvion seigneur de Clérieu et son fils Roger” and “Marguerite mineure de 14 ans fille d’Aimar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois” is dated 12 Nov 1255[735].  The testament of "Aimarus de Pictavia Comes Valentinensis filius quondam domini Guillelmi de Pictavia comitis Valent.", dated 20 Apr and 6 May 1277, leaves bequests to "…Philippam filiam suam uxorem domini Bertrandi domini de Baucio…Margaritam filiam suam uxorem Rotgerii de Clairiaco…Guillelmetum filium suum quem habuit ex ipsa domina Alixente"[736].  Dame de Châteauneuf-de-Vernoux.  Roger [III] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUILLAUME “Graton” de Clérieux (-after 3 Jun 1331).  “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[737]Seigneur de Clérieux.  “Guillaume Graton seigneur de Clérieu” exchanged property with “Artaud de Claveyson seigneur de Mercurol” by charter dated 17 Mar 1306[738].  The testament of “Graton seigneur de Clérieu”, dated 18 Aug 1323, donated property for his soul and those of “son épouse Isabelle, de son frère le comte de Clérieu et de sa femme Humilie”, appointed “son fils aîné” as his universal heir substituting firstly “son frère Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun (Rupeis de Gluey)” and secondly “il exclut son parent Roger et institue Guillaume fils de Guillaume de Poitiers seigneur de St-Vallier et Peyrins...[739]"Grato de Clerieu et Guichart son frere" granted "[les] chasteaux de Mirebeau, Pisauson et la Tour de Romans" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers leur oncle" by charter dated 3 Jun 1331[740]m ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Aug 1323).  She is named in her husband’s 18 Aug 1323 testament. 

ii)         GUICHARD de Clérieux (-after 25 Jun 1333).  Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[741]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1340 under Philippe VI King of France confirmed "[les] chasteaux...de Chasteaubec et de Garenson" to "Louys de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Dioys" as granted by "Silvin seigneur jadis de Claryeu, ayeul ou grand pere de feu Guichard dernier seigneur de Claryeu" who had appointed "ledit Comte" as his heir under his testament[742]Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et doter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[743]"Guichard de Clerieu" granted "[les] terres de la Roche de Glung, Chasteauneuf et Vernon" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers" by charter dated 8 Aug 1329[744].  "Grato de Clerieu et Guichart son frere" granted "[les] chasteaux de Mirebeau, Pisauson et la Tour de Romans" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers leur oncle" by charter dated 3 Jun 1331[745].  The testament of "Guichard Seigneur de Clerieu et de la Roche de Glung" is dated 25 Jun 1333[746]m (contract 16 Dec 1297) GUIGONNE de Tullins, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Tullins & his wife --- (-after 24 Feb 1324).  The marriage contract between Guichard fils de Roger seigneur de Clérieu” and “Guigonne fille de Guy sr. de Tullins” is dated 16 Dec 1297[747].  “Humilie dame de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins, fille de feu Guy seigneur de Tullins, et épouse de Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun” declared that her father had before dying granted her “les châteaux de Beaucroissant et de Rives”, acquired from “Guigues de Rives et de sa femme Béatrix”, and protested the intention of “Jean de Rives fils de feu Guigues” to transfer “la seigneurie de Rives” to “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1322[748].  “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et doter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[749]

iii)        SIBYLLE de Clérieux (-before 5 Jul 1292).  The marriage contract of Roger seigneur de Clérieu...Sibylle, fille de Roger” and “Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ...Guigonnet Allemand fils d’Odon” is dated 13 Jan 1281 (O.S.)[750].  She is named as deceased in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  m (contract 13 Jan 1282) as his first wife, GUIGUES Alamandi, son of EUDES Alamandi Seigneur de Champ & his first wife --- (-[21 Aug 1317/25 Mar 1320]). 

iv)       BEATRIX de Clérieu (-after 13 Mar 1308).  The testament of Béatrix de Clérieu fille de Roger seigneur de Clérieu”, dated 13 Mar 1308, appointed “son frère Graton seigneur dud. lieu” as her heir[751]

2.         ROGER de Clérieux .  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[752]

3.         JEAN de Clérieux (-[3 Sep 1253/12 Feb 1280], bur Valence Franciscans).  Maître Guillaume prieur de St-Félix” claimed “l’île de Sillart” from “Silvion de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche[-de-Glun]” by charter dated 3 Sep 1253, specifying that the property had temporarily been ceded to “son père Roger de Clérieu, puis à son fils Jean chanoine de Valence[753].  His place of burial is confirmed by the testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), which requested burial “dans le cimitière des frères Mineurs de Valence, auprès de son frère Jean de la Roche[754]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT [en Dauphiné]

 

 

This family originated in Clermont in Dauphiné, which today forms part of the commune of Chirens located about 10 kilometres south-east of Virieu and 20 kilometres south-east of La Tour-du-Pin in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Grenoble, canton Le Grand-Lemps, a town which was founded by the seigneurs de Clermont. 

 

 

1.         SIBOUD [I] de Clermont (-after 1094).  Père Anselme records a charter “de la Chartreuse de Silvebenite” dated 1080 in which he is named[755].  Père Anselme records a charter dated 1094, which records a treaty between Etienne Comte de Mâcon and his brother Guy archbishop of Vienne, in which he is named[756]

 

2.         SIBOUD [II] de Clermont (-after 1139).  Père Anselme records that Siboud de Clermont donated property to Hautecombe for the soul of “Siboud son père” by two charters dated 1139 and 1180[757].  The span between the two dates suggests that these charters may not refer to the same person, and that Siboud [I] named in 1094 may not have been the father of the donor. 

 

3.         SIBOUD [III] de Clermont (-after 1180).  Père Anselme records that Siboud de Clermont donated property to Hautecombe for the soul of “Siboud son père” by two charters dated 1139 and 1180[758].  The span between the two dates suggests that these charters may not refer to the same person, and that Siboud [I] named in 1094 may not have been the father of the donor.  m HELVIDE de la Chambre, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage without citing any source on which the information is based[759].  Siboud [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         SIBOUD [IV] de Clermont (-after 1190).  Père Anselme records his parentage without citing any source on which the information is based[760]m ---.  The name of Siboud’s wife is not known.  Siboud [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          AMEDEE de Clermont .  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was named in his grandfather’s 1180 donation and that he died childless, without citing any source on which the information is based[761]

b)         GUILLAUME [I] de Clermont (-after 1 Jan [1209]).  Père Anselme noted his succession to his nephew Amédée, his donations to Hautecombe dated 1181 and 1191 (in which he confirmed donations made by “Sibaud de Clermont son père”)[762]

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c)         HUGUES de Clermont (-after 1183).  Père Anselme records a charter for Hautecombe dated 1183 in which he is named “fils de Sibaud et frère de Guillaume[763]

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Clermont, son of SIBOUD [III] de Clermont & his wife Helvide de la Chambre (-after 1 Jan [1209]).  Père Anselme noted his succession to his nephew Amédée, his donations to Hautecombe dated 1181, 1191 (in which he confirmed donations made by “Sibaud de Clermont son père”), 1203 (transferred rights in “les châteaux de Clermont, de S. Geoire, de Vaudanes et de Crespol” to the chapter of Vienne), and 1 Jan 1208 (O.S.?) (homage to the archbishop of Vienne for the same properties)[764]

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

Guillaume [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Clermont (-after 1234).  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes the charter dated 1218 under which “Amédée seigneur de Chaste son cousin” granted his rights “sur les châteaux et mandements de Clermont et de S. Geoire, de Vaudanes et de Crespol” to Guillaume [II], as well as the latter’s donation to Hautecombe dated 1234[765]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         SIBOUD [V] de Clermont (-[1243/Aug 1249]).  Père Anselme records his parentage and cites charters dated 1233 (confirmations to Hautecombe) and 1243 (confirmations to Silvebénite and acquired “la ville et le château d’Aiguebelette, de Berliou de Chamberry”)[766]Siboud de Clermont...” confirmed a charter dated 23 May 1233 under which Amédée IV Comte de Savoie confirmed donations to Novalese San Pietro made by his father[767]Seigneur de Clermont.  “Sibaudus seigneur de Clermont...” witnessed a donation to Hautecombe by charter dated Dec 1240[768].  “Siboud seigneur de Clermont” donated property to Silvebénite by charter dated Jul 1246[769]He was presumably deceased in Aug 1249, the date of his son’s charter cited below.  m (contract Apr 1220) BEATRIX de Virieu, daughter of MARTIN Seigneur de Virieu & his wife ---.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage contract, noting that she was her father’s heiress[770].  Siboud [V] & his wife had five children: 

i)          AINARD [I] de Clermont (-[23 Mar 1303/Feb 1304], bur Silvebénite)Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he confirmed a settlement of a dispute agreed by his father with Silvebénite by charter dated Aug 1249[771]Seigneur de Clermont

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ii)         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 1304).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was “doyen et chantre de Vienne en 1285” and donated property to Hautecombe with his two brothers by charter dated [772]

iii)        SIBOUD de Clermont (-after 1304, bur Hautecombe).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that Siboud and an unnamed brother donated property to Hautecombe “avec Guillaume leur frère” in 1304, adding that epitaphs at Hautecombe record the burial of Siboud and his unnamed brother[773]

iv)       --- de Clermont (-after 1304, bur Hautecombe).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that Siboud and an unnamed brother donated property to Hautecombe “avec Guillaume leur frère” in 1304, adding that epitaphs at Hautecombe record the burial of Siboud and his unnamed brother[774]

v)        ADELASIE de Clermont .  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation for the marriage of Adélasie fille de noble S seigneur de Clermont” and “Francon de Chatte” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 30 Oct 1247[775]m (Papal dispensation 30 Oct 1247) FRANCON de Chatte, son of ---. 

b)         AINARD de Clermont (-after 30 Jan [1244]).  Abbé de Saint-Chef.  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes his presence in a charter dated 30 Jan 1243 (O.S.?) under which “Siboud son frère” settled disputes with “le prieur de Silvebenite[776]

c)         [GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 30 Jan [1244]).  Père Anselme records Guillaume “qu’on dit avoir été doyen de l’église de Vienne[777].] 

 

 

AINARD [I] de Clermont, son of SIBOUD [V] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Beatrix de Virieu (-[23 Mar 1303/Feb 1304], bur Silvebénite)Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he confirmed a settlement of a dispute agreed by his father with Silvebénite by charter dated Aug 1249[778]Seigneur de Clermont.  “Aymond de Chambéry damoiseau” renounced “tous ses droits sur Aymard de Clermont, ses frères et sœurs, fils et héritiers de feu Sibaudus seigneur de Clermont” in favour of “Ainard seigneur de Clermont”, confirming in particular that “son père Berlion de Chambéry” had sold “[le] château et mandement d’Aiguebelette” to “Siboud de Clermont”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1250[779].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, chose burial “au cimetière de la chartreuse de la Silve-Bénite”, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[780]

m (before 5 Sep 1256) ALIX de Thoire, daughter of ETIENNE [II] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his wife Beatrix de Faucigny (-after 8 Feb 1304).  Guigues Dauphin de Viennois promised payments to “Aynard seigneur de Clermont” for the dowry of “Alasia fils de feu seigneur de Vilar” whom Ainard had married, by charter dated 5 Sep 1256[781].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...[782].  “Alexia de Villaria veuve d’Aynard seigneur de Clermont, sa fille Marguerite veuve de Pierre de Morestel...” reached agreement on the succession of her husband by charter dated 8 Feb 1304[783]

Ainard [I] & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] de Clermont (-15 Aug 1332, bur Silvebénite).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[784]Seigneur de Clermont.  Père Anselme notes that he settled a dispute with Amédée Comte de Savoie by charter dated late Oct 1305[785]Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[786].  "Goffredus dominus Clarimontis" acknowledged fiefs held from Jean Dauphin de Viennois, relating to "castrum de Viriaco...castrum de Paladru...", by charter dated 1322[787].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, chose burial “dans le cimetière du monastère de la Silve-Bénite”, founded the anniversary of “Geoffroy de Clermont jadis doyen de Vienne”, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants”, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite”, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier”, named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[788]m (1301) BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of LOUIS de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort (-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…"[789].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants[790].  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[791], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln she died in 1338[792].  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[793].  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had ten children: 

a)         AINARD [II] de Clermont (-before 26 Aug 1349).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[794]Seigneur de Clermont

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b)         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 1351).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[795]Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine, puis doyen de Vienne” and was named in a charter dated 1351[796]

c)         SIBOUD de Clermont (-1351).  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes that he was named in a charter dated 1351[797].  Vicomte et gouverneur de Vienne.  He was not named in the extract of his father’s Aug 1332 testament, suggesting that the extract may be inaccurate. 

d)         LOUIS de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs...” appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[798].  Presumably he did not marry as instructed by his fathe as Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine de Vienne[799]

e)         GEOFFROY de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...[800]Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine et comte de Lyon” and named in a charter dated 9 Oct 1344[801]

f)          EDOUARD de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...[802]Seigneur de Crosland. 

g)         JEANNE de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[803]m (before Aug 1332) AINARD Seigneur de Bressieu, son of ---. 

h)         ELIANE de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[804]Père Anselme notes that she was a nun[805]

i)          BEATRIX de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[806]Père Anselme records her marriage[807]m ARTAUD Seigneur de Clavaison, son of ---. 

j)          MARGUERITE de ClermontThe testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[808]

2.         AINARD de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[809]

3.         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[810].  Deacon at Vienne.  “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[811].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[812]

4.         SIBOUD de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[813].  “Mistral” de Vienne: Pope Clement V appointed “son parent Siboud de Clermont chanoine de Vienne” to “la mistralie de l’église de Vienne”, after the death of “Oddon Alamanni at Rome”, dated 8 Sep 1312[814].  “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[815].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[816]

5.         HUMBERT de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was “doyen de Vienne [et] reconcilia le dauphin avec le chapitre[817]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[818].  Archdeacon of Vienne: “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[819].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[820]

6.         MARGUERITE de Clermont .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriages[821]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...[822].  “Alexia de Villaria veuve d’Aynard seigneur de Clermont, sa fille Marguerite veuve de Pierre de Morestel...” reached agreement on the succession of her husband by charter dated 8 Feb 1304[823]m firstly PIERRE de Morestel, son of --- (-before 8 Feb 1304).  m secondly (after 8 Feb 1304) HUMBERT de Montbel Seigneur d’Entremons, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montbel & his wife Marguerite de Miribel. 

7.         AGNES de Clermont (-after Jul 1310).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, noting her sale as a widow of “la maison forte de Mongontier” to “Guillaume de Gotefrey chevalier” by charter dated Jul 1310[824]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[825]m HUMBERT Seigneur de Maubec, son of AIMON de Bocsozel Seigneur de Mauibec & his wife --- (-before Jul 1310). 

8.         ALIX de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[826]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[827]m GUY de Montluel Seigneur de Châtillon, son of ---. 

9.         ALIX de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[828]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[829]m AIMON Payen Seigneur d’Argental, son of ---. 

10.      CATHERINE de Clermont (-before 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage, marriage, and death in 1303[830]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[831]m EBLES Seigneur d’Aosta, son of ---. 

11.      JACQUELINE de Clermont (after Sep 1282-10 Jan 1311, bur Vienne Sainte-Colombe)Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[832]The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[833].  An epitaph at Vienne Sainte-Colombe records the burials of “nobiles domne. domna, Yseux de Aliergue” who died “in festo annunciationis” 1294 and “domna Iacoba de Claromon.” who died “dominica infra octabas apparitionis” 1310 “uxores quondam...Guigonis de Rossilione domni Sarrerie et de Anio” who donated property to the Franciscans at Vienne for the anniversaries “dictarum dominarum[834]m as his second wife, GUIGUES de Roussillon Seigneur de Serrières, Maymont et d’Anjo, son of GERAUD de Roussillon Seigneur d’Anjo & his wife Mathe de Clermont (-[29 Mar 1316/13 Feb 1320]). 

 

 

AINARD [II] de Clermont, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Beatrix de Savoie-Vaud (-before 26 Aug 1349).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[835]Seigneur de Clermont.  He presumably died before 26 Aug 1349, when his son Geoffroy [II] swore allegiance for the family properties as cited below. 

m AGATHE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [V] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his second wife Sibylle de Baux.  The testament of "dominus Aimarus de Pictavia Comes Valentinensis et Diensis", dated 12 Aug 1339, makes bequests to "...Agathæ filiæ suæ consorti Ainardi de Claromonte..."[836]

Ainard [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] de Clermont (-1371 or after).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he swore homage to Charles de France Dauphin de Viennois 26 Aug 1349[837]Seigneur de Clermont.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 1371[838]m (1350) ISABELLE Dame de Montoison, daughter and heiress of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montoison & his wife Elizène de Pierregourde.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[839].  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         AINARD [III] de Clermont (-after 15 Feb 1426, bur Silvebénite)Père Anselme records his parentage[840]Baron de ClermontPère Anselme records his testament dated 14 Feb 1426 and his homage to the archbishop of Vienne dated 15 Feb 1426[841]

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b)         JEAN de ClermontPère Anselme records his parentage[842]Knight of St John of Jerusalem.  

c)         ANTOINE de Clermont (-after 8 Aug 1434).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting his testament dated 8 Aug 1434 under which he appointed his nephew Claude de Clermont as his heir and as executor his brother Charles to whom he bequeathed Montmeyran[843]Seigneur de Montoison.  m JEANNE de Claveson, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage[844]Antoine & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE de ClermontPère Anselme records her parentage and marriage, noting that she died childless[845]Dame de Montoison.  m HUMBERT de Seyssel Seigneur d’Aix, son of ---. 

d)         CHARLES de Clermont (-after 6 Sep 1444).  Père Anselme records his parentage and his testament dated 6 Sep 1444[846]Seigneur de Vausserre, d’Hautefort et de Saint-Béron.  m LOUISE de Salins Dame de Poupet en Comté, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage[847].  Charles & his wife had children: 

i)          JACQUES de Clermont )Père Anselme records his parentage[848]Seigneur de Vausserre et d’Hautefort.  m JEANNE de Poitiers, daughter of CHARLES [II] de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his wife Anne de MontlaurPère Anselme records her parentage and marriage[849]

-         SEIGNEURS de VAUSSERRE[850]

2.         AIMAR de Clermont (-after 1371)Père Anselme records his parentage[851].  Seigneur d’Hauterive.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 1371[852]m as her second husband, JEANNE de Surgères, widow of JEAN [I] l'Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay, daughter of GUILLAUME [VIII] Maingot Seigneur de Surgères & his second wife Thomasse d’Albret (-after 13 Dec 1379).  Vialart records her parentage and two marriages, noting that she was named in the 13 Dec 1379 marriage contract of her son Joachim de Clermont, and provides details of her descendants by her second marriage, but cites no sources on which this information is based[853].  Surgères was inherited by her son by her second marriage. 

-        SEIGNEUR d’HAUTERIVE et de SURGERES[854]

3.         SIBYLLE de ClermontPère Anselme records her parentage and marriage[855]m AUDEBERT Seigneur de Châteauneuf, son of ---. 

4.         BEATRIX de ClermontPère Anselme records her parentage and marriage[856]m AMEDEE Seigneur de Mirebel, son of ---. 

 

 

The following reconstruction of this family is an outline which shows selected family members only, mainly for hyperlinking to other families studied in Medieval Lands.  The information has not been verified against primary source documentation, unless otherwise stated. 

 

AINARD [III] de Clermont, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Isabelle Dame de Montoison (-after 15 Feb 1426, bur Silvebénite)Père Anselme records his parentage[857]Baron de ClermontPère Anselme records his testament dated 14 Feb 1426 and his homage to the archbishop of Vienne dated 15 Feb 1426[858]

m firstly (contract 13 Mar 1376) JEANNE de Gerbais, daughter of PIERRE de Gerbais Seigneur de Châteauneuf & his wife ---. 

m secondly (contract 17 Oct 1403) LOUISE de Bressieu, daughter of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Bresssieu & his wife Jordane de Rossillon. 

m thirdly (contract 5 Sep 1421) ALIX de Seyssel, daughter of ANTOINE de Seyssel Seigneur d’Aix & his wife ---. 

Ainard [III] & his third wife had children: 

1.         ANTOINE [I] de Clermont (-after 13 Feb 1447).  Baron de Clermont.  Vicomte de Talart, de iure uxorism (contract 25 Mar 1439) FRANÇOISE de Sassenage, daughter of JEAN de Sassenage & his wife Françoise de Montmajour.  Antoine [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         LOUIS de Clermont (-after 29 Dec 1495).  Baron de Clermontm CATHERINE de Montauban, daughter of ---.  Louis & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTOINE [II] de Clermont (-1530)Baron de Clermontm (1516) ANNE de Poitiers, daughter of JEAN de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his first wife Jeanne de Batarnay de Bouchage (-before 1546). 

b)         BERNARDIN de Clermont (-after 15 Sep 1521).  Vicomte de Talart.  m (contract 10/13 Feb 1496) ANNE de Husson, daughter of CHARLES de Husson Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Antoinette de la Trémoïlle (-1540).  Comtesse de Tonnerre.  Bernardin & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTOINE [III] de Clermont (-after 19 Mar 1541)Comte de Clermontm (13 Apr 1532) FRANÇOISE de Poitiers, daughter of JEAN de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his first wife Jeanne de Batarnay de Bouchage (-after 19 Mar 1541).  Antoine [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HENRI de Clermont (-killed in battle La Rochelle Apr 1573)Comte de Clermont.  Comte de Tonnerre.  m (17 May 1570) as her second husband, DIANE de la Marck, widow of JACQUES de Clève Seigneur d’Orval, daughter of ROBERT [IV] de la Marck Duc de Bouillon, Maréchal de France, Seigneur de Sedan & his wife Françoise de Brezé Ctss de Maulévrier (16 Jun 1544-after 2 May 1612).  She married thirdly (7 Dec 1579) Jean Babou Comte de Sagonne

-         COMTES de CLERMONT et de TONNERRE[859]

ii)         JULIEN de Clermont .  Baron de Thoury. 

-         COMTES de THOURY[860]

2.         CLAUDE de Clermont .  Seigneur  de Montoison.  Seigneur de Montmeyran et de Savignac

-        COMTES de THOURY[861]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de ROUSSILLON

 

 

The Roussillon family was studied by Vachez at the end of the 19th century[862].  His article contains numerous errors and inconsistencies but, so far, it is the only study found relating to the family.  It is helpful especially in highlighting primary sources in which members of the Roussillon family are named. 

 

 

1.         ARTAUD [I] de Roussillon (-after [1095]).  "Artaldus de Rossillon" donated property to the priory of Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue by charter dated to [1095][863]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Roussillon .  “...Guillelmus de Rossillione” witnessed the charter dated 21 Oct 1104 under which "Amedeus comes" [Amédée III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie] donated property to Saint-Jean de Maurienne[864].  "…Wilelmus de Rossellone et Ugo frater meus…" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches, by charter dated to the 1130s[865]

2.         HUGUES de Roussillon .  "…Wilelmus de Rossellone et Ugo frater meus…" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches, by charter dated to the 1130s[866]

 

 

1.         ARTAUD [II] de Roussillon .  Vachez records "Artaud II" as successor to "Artaud I" but cites no primary source which confirms his existence[867].   

 

2.         ARTAUD [III] de Roussillon (-after 1227).  "Artaudus de Rosilo" agreed with "Miloni apostolicæ sedis legato" to observe Pope Innocent III’s toll regulations by charter dated 2 Jul 1209[868].  A charter dated Aug 1215 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "nobilem virum Archaudum de Rossilione et Pontium Charpinelli et Hugonem de Thalaru" concerning "castri de Dalgori"[869].  A charter dated 1219 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Roussillon" concerning "vicarium de Dalgoiricum", with the consent of "Artaudi filii sui…qui in tutela nostra [=Raynaudus…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister] erat"[870].  A charter dated 1220 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Rossillione" concerning "terra de Riviria pro dote uxoris suæ" and damage caused by "Pontius de Glana pater uxoris suæ", with the consent of "Arthaudo filio eiusdem Arthaudi"[871].  Vachez records that "Artaud et son fils Gérard" appointed the archbishop of Vienne to settle a dispute with the dauphin de Viennois "au sujet de la suzeraineté de la seigneurie de Roussillon" by charter dated 7 Oct 1220[872].  "Artaud" donated "les paquerages qu’ils possédaient à Montbreton" to the priory of Saint-Vallier, with the consent "de l’épouse d’Artaud Alix de Glane", by charter dated Jul 1223[873].  A charter dated 1227 records a peace treaty between "Arthaudum de Rossillon et eius filium" and "Girardum condam filium Poncii de Rossillon", with "dalphinus" reserving his rights "in Rossillon"[874]m ([before 1200]) ALIX de Glenne, daughter of PONCE de Glenne & his wife --- (-after 28 Jul 1228).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1220 which records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Rossillione" concerning "terra de Riviria pro dote uxoris suæ" and damage caused by "Pontius de Glana pater uxoris suæ", with the consent of "Arthaudo filio eiusdem Arthaudi"[875].  "Artaud" donated "les paquerages qu’ils possédaient à Montbreton" to the priory of Saint-Vallier, with the consent "de l’épouse d’Artaud Alix de Glane", by charter dated Jul 1223[876].  A charter dated 1227 records a peace treaty between "Arthaudum de Rossillon et eius filium" and "Girardum condam filium Poncii de Rossillon", with "dalphinus" reserving his rights "in Rossillon"[877].  “Giraud seigneur de Roussillon” confirmed a donation to the priory of Saint-Vallier, with the consent of “sa mère Alix”, by charter dated 28 Jul 1228[878].  Artaud [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ARTAUD [IV] de Roussillon ([1200/05]-after 1270).  A charter dated 1219 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Roussillon" concerning "vicarium de Dalgoiricum", with the consent of "Artaudi filii sui…qui in tutela nostra [=Raynaudus…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister] erat"[879]Seigneur de Roussillon et de Riverie. 

-        see below

b)         GERAUD .  Vachez records that "Artaud et son fils Gérard" appointed the archbishop of Vienne to settle a dispute with the dauphin de Viennois "au sujet de la suzeraineté de la seigneurie de Roussillon" by charter dated 7 Oct 1220[880].  “Giraud seigneur de Roussillon” confirmed a donation to the priory of Saint-Vallier, with the consent of “sa mère Alix”, by charter dated 28 Jul 1228[881].  "Artaud de Roussillon et Girard de Roussillon" (presumably brothers) reached agreement under which Géraud received "le droit...sur les chàteaux de Montbreton et de Perau et sur les villages de Champagne et de Saint-Rambert" in return for renouncing his rights "sur le château de Roussillon" by charter dated 30 Jan 1235 (O.S.)[882]same person as…?  GERAUD de Roussillon (-25 May 1263).  Vachez identifies Géraud, son of Artaud [III], with Géraud de Roussillon Seigneur d’Anjo but does not cite the corresponding primary source on which this statement is based[883].  An alternative possibility is that he was Géraud, son of Ponce de Roussillon, who is named below.  Seigneur d’Anjo.  An inscription in the church of Vienne records the death "VIII Kal Jun" 1263 of "Girardus de Rossilione dominus Sarreriæ et d’Anjo"[884]m MATHE de Clermont, daughter of ROBERT [I] Comte de Clermont & his wife Alésie de Ventadour (-[Apr/Jul] 1262).  The testament of "Robertus Delfini comes Claromontensis", dated [Mar] 1262, appoints "Robertum filium meum primogenitum" as his heir, names "Delfino filio meo…Aelis filiam meam uxorem domini de Montebuxerio…Aalais sanctimoniali Eschlachiæ filiæ meæ…Mathæ filiæ meæ…Alasia quondam uxor mea…avunculorum suorum domini Bernardi et domini Heliæ de Ventadoro"[885].  "Rotbertus Dalphini comes Claromontensis" acknowledged fees held by "dominus de Turre…Bertrandus de Turre frater dicti domini de Turre…domini Girardi de Rossilione et dominæ Mathæ quondam sororis nostræ" by charter dated Jul 1262[886].   Géraud & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUIGUES de Roussillon (-[29 Mar 1316/13 Feb 1320])Baluze names "Guigues seigneur d’Anjo" as the son of Géraud and his wife but does not provide the reference to the primary source on which he bases this statement[887].  Seigneur d’Anjo.  Seigneur de Maymont 1279.  Seigneur de Serrières.  The epitaph of his two wives indicates that Guigues survived both of them.  “Guy de Roussillon seigneur de Anjo” and “Aymar de Bellovidere seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” were named arbitrators to settle a dispute between “Aymar sire d’Annonay et de Roussillon” and “Jacques seigneur de Jarez et d’Argental et Béatrix d’Argenthal sa femme” by charter dated 29 Mar 1316[888].  He presumably died before 13 Feb 1319 (O.S.), the date of the charter cited below in which his son is named as seigneur d’Anjo.  m firstly ISEUT d’Olliergues Dame de Maymont, daughter of AGNON [Agne] [VI] Seigneur d’Olliergues & his wife Alix de Breuil (before 1263-25 Mar 1294, bur Vienne Sainte-Colombe).  Baluze records her parentage and marriage but does not provide the reference to the primary source on which he bases this statement[889].  The testament of "Yzeu domina Yseuz domina d’Anjo filia quondam...Agnonis domini d’Oliergues et Magnimontis", dated 12 Mar 1293 (O.S.), chose burial “in cimiterio fratrum Minorum Viennæ”, bequeathed property to "Delfinæ neptæ meæ filiæ dominæ Beatricis de Turres sororis meæ...pro ipsa maritanda...consorti meo Guigone de Rossillone domino d’Anjo...sorori meæ...Beatrici dominæ de Turre", appointed "ventrem meum" as her heir, substituting "Girardum filium meum...Beatricem sororem meam uxorem quondam domini de Turre in Alvernia dominam d’Oliergues et...eius liberos nepotes meos"[890].  An epitaph at Vienne Sainte-Colombe records the burials of “nobiles domne. domna, Yseux de Aliergue” who died “in festo annunciationis” 1294 and “domna Iacoba de Claromon.” who died “dominica infra octabas apparitionis” 1310 “uxores quondam...Guigonis de Rossilione domni Sarrerie et de Anio” who donated property to the Franciscans at Vienne for the anniversaries “dictarum dominarum[891]m secondly JACQUELINE de Clermont, daughter of AINARD [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Alix de Thoire (-10 Jan 1311, bur Vienne Sainte-Colombe).  Père Anselme records her parentage[892]An epitaph at Vienne Sainte-Colombe records the burials of “nobiles domne. domna, Yseux de Aliergue” who died “in festo annunciationis” 1294 and “domna Iacoba de Claromon.” who died “dominica infra octabas apparitionis” 1310 “uxores quondam...Guigonis de Rossilione domni Sarrerie et de Anio” who donated property to the Franciscans at Vienne for the anniversaries “dictarum dominarum[893].  Guigues & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       GERAUD de Roussillon (-after 1316).  The testament of "Yzeu domina Yseuz domina d’Anjo filia quondam...Agnonis domini d’Oliergues et Magnimontis", dated 12 Mar 1293 (O.S.), appointed "ventrem meum" as her heir, substituting "Girardum filium meum...Beatricem sororem meam uxorem quondam domini de Turre in Alvernia dominam d’Oliergues et...eius liberos nepotes meos"[894].  The explanation for his mother excluding Géraud in favour of her unborn child has not been found.  Seigneur d’Anjo.  Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et doter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[895]m (before 13 Feb 1320) JOURDANE de Tullins, daughter of GUY de Tullins & his wife ---.  A charter dated 13 Feb 1319 (O.S.) records the emancipation of “Jourdane de Tullins femme de Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou[896]Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et doter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[897].  Géraud & his wife had [three or more] children: 

(1)       BEATRIX de Roussillon .  She is named in her parents’ 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.) charter cited above. 

(2)       [two or more] daughters .  They are referred to but not named in their parents’ 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.) charter cited above. 

c)         GUIGUES de Roussillon (-29 Aug 1274).  “Artaud seigneur de Roussillon et son frère Guigues prévôt de l’église de Valence” granted their property “au port de Vienne” to Jean Archbishop of Vienne by charter dated 9 May 1244[898].  [Pope Innocent IV confirmed to “Guy de Rossellon clerk the king’s kinsman” the dispensation granted to him by the bishop of Hereford to hold additional benefices, dated 23 Jan 1246[899].  The similarity of names suggests that “Guy de Rossellon” was Guigues de Roussillon, although this co-identity is not beyond all doubt.  If this is correct, his relationship with the king of England was presumably through the king’s wife Beatrix of Provence and her Savoy relations, but the precise connection has not been traced.  Pope Innocent IV granted indult to “Guy de Rossilian dean of St Martin’s London to put vicars into his benefices...and in the meantime that he shall not be obliged to take holy orders”, dated 1 Mar 1248[900].]  Archdeacon of Lyon.  "Artaudus dominus de Rossillon et de Riviereia" confirmed that "Guigo frater meus archidiaconus Lugdunensis" held property "in portu pontis Rodani Lugdunensis", and committed to swearing homage for this land to the church of Lyon, by charter dated 25 Oct 1252[901].  The necrology of Lyon records the death "IV Kal Sep" of "Guigo de Rossellione archidiaconus Lugdunensis" and his donation to the church of Saint-Etienne[902]

 

 

The precise relationship, if any, between the following persons and the main Roussillon family, shown above, has not yet been determined. 

1.         PONS de Roussillon (-before 1227).  m ---.  Pons & his wife had one child: 

a)         GERAUD de Roussillon (-after 1227).  A charter dated 1227 records a peace treaty between "Arthaudum de Rossillon et eius filium" and "Girardum condam filium Poncii de Rossillon", with "dalphinus" reserving his rights "in Rossillon"[903]

 

 

According to Vachez, the following person was "Aymar de Roussillon"[904].  However, he is not accorded this epithet in any of the sources which Vachez cites.  It is therefore possible that his relationship with Guillaume de Roussillon, son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon, was through the female line, maybe as the son of an otherwise unrecorded sister of Artaud [IV]. 

1.         AYMAR (-[11 Aug 1271/2 Mar 1273], bur Annonay Saint-Jean).  Seigneur d’Annonay.  A charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.) records an agreement between "Aymard seigneur d’Annonay, et Aymard seigneur de Bressieu" and "Artaud seigneur de Roussillon, et Pons Charpinelle" concerning "[le] château de Dargoire"[905].  La Mure records that "Eymart Seigneur d’Annonay" swore homage in Feb 1236 to Guy [IV] Comte de Forez for "la seigneurie d’Annonay et de ses châteaux d’Ay, de Peyet et Liever dépendant de ladite seigneurie" according to a document of "la Chambre des Comptes de Paris"[906].  A charter dated 10 Oct 1251 records the appointment of arbitrators to set "les limites des justices et seigneuries de Guy Payan seigneur de Jarès et d’Aymar seigneur d’Annonay"[907].  "Aymar seigneur de Beaudisner" sold "le château d’Ay au diocèse de Vienne" to "Aymar seigneur d’Annonay" by charter dated 6 Feb 1270 (O.S.), the latter acknowledging receipt of the purchase price by charter dated 20 Mar 1270 (O.S.)[908].  The testament of "Aymar sire d’Annonay", dated 6 Jun 1271, and a codicil dated 11 Aug 1271, appoints "Guillaume de Roussillon son cousin" [consanguineus] as his heir[909].  The executors of the testament of "feu Aymar sire d’Annonay" acknowledged receipt of money to pay various debts and funeral expenses from "Guillaume de Roussillon héritier dudit Aymar" by charter dated 2 Mar 1272 (O.S.)[910].  

 

 

ARTAUD [IV] de Roussillon, son of ARTAUD [III] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Alix de Glâne ([1200/05]-after 1270).  A charter dated 1219 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Roussillon" concerning "vicarium de Dalgoiricum", with the consent of "Artaudi filii sui…qui in tutela nostra [=Raynaudus…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister] erat"[911].  The circumstances in which Artaud was under the guardianship of the bishop of Lyon, even though his father was still alive, are unclear.  "Erat" in the document indicates that the guardianship had ended, maybe just before the signing of the document, and that Artaud junior was then of age.  A charter dated 1220 records an agreement between the bishop of Lyon and "Arthaudum de Rossillione" concerning "terra de Riviria pro dote uxoris suæ" and damage caused by "Pontius de Glana pater uxoris suæ", with the consent of "Arthaudo filio eiusdem Arthaudi"[912]Seigneur de Roussillon et de Riverie.  "Artaud de Roussillon et Girard de Roussillon" (presumably brothers) reached agreement under which Géraud received "le droit...sur les chàteaux de Montbreton et de Perau et sur les villages de Champagne et de Saint-Rambert" in return for renouncing his rights "sur le château de Roussillon" by charter dated 30 Jan 1235 (O.S.)[913].  A charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.) records an agreement between "Aymard seigneur d’Annonay, et Aymard seigneur de Bressieu" and "Artaud seigneur de Roussillon, et Pons Charpinelle" concerning "[le] château de Dargoire"[914].  "Artaudus de Rossellon" donated "sextam partem portus Lugdunensis", held by "ego et Artaudus pater meus", to "Willelmo de Palude canonico Sancti Stephani Lugdunensis et prepositio S. Thome de Foroveteri" by charter dated Jun 1236[915].  A charter dated May 1251 records the donation to the priory of Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyres" and the appointment of "dominum Artaudum et Vuilielmum filium suum de Rossilion et Guigoni Pagani dominum d’Argentau" as guarantors, witnessed by "domina M. comitissa uxor prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilion"[916].  "Artaudus dominus de Rossillon et de Riviereia" confirmed that "Guigo frater meus archidiaconus Lugdunensis" held property "in portu pontis Rodani Lugdunensis", and committed to swearing homage for this land to the church of Lyon, by charter dated 25 Oct 1252[917]"…Artaudus de Rossellon…" witnessed the testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn." (who, under the hypothesis suggested below, would have been Artaud’s father-in-law) dated 9 Nov 1252[918].  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[919].  It is assumed that this document refers to Guy [V] Comte de Forez, who died childless in 1259 leaving his brother Renaud as his heir, not his father Guy [IV] (who died in 1241) or his paternal grandfather Guy [III] (who died in [1202]).  However, as Renaud Comte de Forez had male children at that date it is unclear why the involvement of the Roussillon family in the Forez inheritance was considered relevant at that time.  It should be noted that Guillaume de Roussillon, son of Artaud [IV], is named in the Jun 1270 of Renaud Comte de Forez as one of the possible beneficiaries and heirs (see below).  A charter dated 1267 records a peace agreement between "dom. Guigonem dalphinum Viennensem" and "dom. Arthaudum de Rossilione et Guillelmum filium eius" concerning "castro Ruppis de Cluey", as part of the terms for ending the war waged by "Ay[mari] de Pictavia"[920].  A charter dated 1267 records that "Artaudus dominus Rossilionis" granted "in domo de Landrus et in villa et parrochia de Espinosa" to "dom. Guigoni dalphino", presumably as part of the same peace settlement although this is not mentioned in the extract[921].  Vachez records that Artaud de Roussillon acted as guarantor for "Thomas et Amédée de Savoie" debtors of the king of France in 1270[922].  A charter dated 7 Aug 1274 records the confirmation of the donation of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyras" and names "Artaudi domini de Rossilione, Gulielmi de Rossilione, et…dominæ M. comitissæ uxoris prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilione et Guigonis Pagani"[923].  It is unclear from this document whether Artaud was still alive at that date: he probably was not. 

m ([before 1238]) [as her second husband,] M---, [widow of --- Comte,] daughter of --- ([before 1223]-after May 1251, maybe [Nov 1262/Jun 1270]).  The wife of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon is referred to in the charter dated May 1251 which records the donation to the priory of Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyres" and the appointment of "dominum Artaudum et Vuilielmum filium suum de Rossilion et Guigoni Pagani dominum d’Argentau" as guarantors, witnessed by "domina M. comitissa uxor prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilion"[924].  A charter dated 7 Aug 1274 records the confirmation of the donation of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyras" and names "Artaudi domini de Rossilione, Gulielmi de Rossilione, et…dominæ M. comitissæ uxoris prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilione et Guigonis Pagani"[925].  Vachez states that Artaud [IV]’s wife was "Marie"[926], although he cites no primary source which indicates that "M" in the source quoted above represents an abbreviation for "Maria".  The possible family origin of "M---" provides an intriguing puzzle.  Different primary source documents indicate family relationships between the Roussillon family and both the Forez and Genève families.  It looks likely that these relationships were through "M---".  Dealing firstly with the Roussillon/Forez relationship.  This is indicated by the testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci", dated Jun 1270, which names "Guidonem consanguinem meum dominum de Tyerno" as his heir in substitution and states that, if he inherits, he should provide for "domino Guidoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo canonicus LugdunensisHugoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo fratri eiusdem canonici Guidonis…consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo" (the last-named being identified as the son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon)[927].  The relationship with the comtes de Forez is also confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1262, under which "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud"[928].  It is reasonable to suppose that the Roussillon/Forez relationship was through an otherwise unrecorded daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez, based on the following logic.  Firstly, it is not known with certainty whether the Roussillon/Forez connection was through the father or mother of Guillaume de Roussillon.  However, the charter dated Nov 1262 suggests that the relationship was through his mother: if Artaud [IV] himself had been the relative of the Forez family, it seems that this charter would have been unnecessary as Artaud could automatically have transferred his rights to Forez to his oldest son by testament.  Artaud’s presence in the document does not necessarily indicate that he held the rights in his own name: they could have been held through his wife.  If that is correct, presumably "M---" was still alive in Nov 1262.  If she had been dead, her rights would already have vested in her children so her husband’s presence in the document would have been unnecessary (unless he was acting in the name of any children who were still minors).  Secondly, the order of beneficiaries in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez is presumably significant in determining the nature of the connection with the Roussillon family.  The document provides for bequests, in order, to "consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo".  The former is identified as Agnon [VI] Seigneur d’Olliergues, the senior male representative of the descendants of the oldest daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez who married Guillaume de Baffie (see AUVERGNE for the Baffie and Olliergues families).  It is likely therefore that "Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo" was in some way junior to Agnon [VI] in his rights to the Forez inheritance.  The marriage of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon is dated to [before 1238], which suggests that his wife is unlikely to have been born much later than [1220].  If that date is correct, and assuming at present that the family relationship was through Artaud’s wife, the chronology of the Olliergues family suggests that it is improbable that "M---" was an otherwise unrecorded younger sister of Agnon [VI]’s mother.  There appear to be two other possibilities: either Artaud’s wife was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez, or she was the granddaughter of a younger sibling of Comte Guy [III].  The former is the most likely possibility: all the other beneficiaries under the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez were descendants of his grandfather, and it seems unlikely that Comte Renaud would have considered it necessary to provide in his testament for another family representative who was descended from his great-grandfather.  In conclusion, until further information comes to light, if the relationship between the Roussillon and Forez families was through Artaud [IV] de Roussillon’s wife, it is likely that she was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez.  Turning to the Roussillon/Genève family connection, this is suggested by an undated charter under which "Amédée de Genève Evesque de Die" (identified as the son of Comte Guillaume [II]) is called "oncle d’Amédée de Roussillon" (who was a younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon)[929].  The testament of "Thomas de Sabaudia primogenitus…domini Thomæ de Sabaudia comitis", dated 14 May 1282, which names "consanguineum meum R. patrem dominum Aymarum archiepiscopum Lugdunensem" (the latter identified as another younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon) also indicates a connection as the relationship with the Savoie family was presumably through the comtes de Genéve[930].  Vachez approaches a conclusion when he states that Artaud [IV]’s wife was "Marie de Genève, fille de Guillaume Comte de Genève et de Marie ou Alix de la Tour"[931].  However, his explanation is contradictory and confusing.  He asserts firstly that the marriage of Artaud [IV] with "Marie" was childless (nullifying completely his explanation for the relationship which is stated in the undated charter) and secondly that Artaud’s children were born from a supposed second marriage with "Artaude de Forez, fille de Guy IV comte de Forez", presumably in an attempt to explain the presence of Guillaume de Roussillon in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez.  The major problem with identifying Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève as the father of "M---" is the number of children attributed to Comte Guillaume and his known wife which makes it difficult to explain why "M---" and her descendants should have been singled out in relation to the Forez inheritance.  However, this difficulty would be resolved if the daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez was the first wife of Comte Guillaume, and the mother of a single daughter, her husband marrying again after she died.  If all these speculations are correct, Artaud’s wife would be M---, daughter of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève] & his [first] wife --- de Forez.  It should be emphasised that this conclusion is speculative and that other alternatives are possible, particularly if the Roussillon/Forez family connection was through Artaud [IV] himself.  One last point concerns the title "comitissa" accorded to Artaud’s wife in the 1251 and 1274 sources which are quoted above.  There are two possible explanations.  Firstly, the word could suggest that "M---" was the widow of an unidentified "comes" when she married Artaud, and retained the title as a matter of courtesy after her [second] marriage.  It is unlikely that she would have held the title in her own right as heiress to a "comes", as there is no record of the title being transmitted to her son.  Secondly, if she was related to the Genève family, "comitissa" could have been a corruption of "Contesson/Comtessone", a family nickname which was used by "Beatrix dite Comtessone" another possible daughter of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève. 

Artaud [IV] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GUILLAUME ([before 1239]-Château d'Annonay 21 Dec 1277, bur Notre-Dame [Vienne]).  A charter dated May 1251 records the donation to the priory of Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyres" and the appointment of "dominum Artaudum et Vuilielmum filium suum de Rossilion et Guigoni Pagani dominum d’Argentau" as guarantors, witnessed by "domina M. comitissa uxor prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilion"[932].  "Artaud seigneur de Roussillon" donated "ses châteaux de Roussillon, Surieu, Riverie, Dargoire, du péage de Roussillon, de tout ce qu’il a à Saint-Romain en Jarez et de la garde Mornant" to "son fils Guillaume", reserving the usufruct for life, by charter dated 21 Jul 1260, officialised at Lyon by charter dated 7 Jun 1264[933].  "Artaud seigneur de Roussillon" emancipated "son fils Guillaume" and granted him "son château dit Castrum Novum" by charter dated 10 Feb 1257 (O.S.)[934].  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[935].  A charter dated 1267 records a peace agreement between "dom. Guigonem dalphinum Viennensem" and "dom. Arthaudum de Rossilione et Guillelmum filium eius" concerning "castro Ruppis de Cluey", as part of the terms for ending the war waged by "Ay[mari] de Pictavia"[936]Seigneur de Roussillon et d’Annonay.  The testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci", dated Jun 1270, names "Guiotum filium meum…Ludovico filio meo clerico…Guidonem consanguinem meum dominum de Tyerno…canonicus Lugdunensis" (appointing the latter as heir in substitution) "Hugoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo fratri eiusdem canonici Guidonis…consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo…"[937].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "sire Guillaume de Roussillon" as one of the leaders at the siege of Acre in 1277[938].  The testament of "Guillaume de Roussillon jadis sire d’Annonay", dated 11 Aug 1275, appointed "son fils Artaud" as his heir and was transcribed 3 Jan 1277 (O.S.) at the request of "Beatrix, veuve"[939].  Vachez reports that "d’après l’abbé Filhol" Guillaume died "au château d’Annonay" 21 Dec 1277 and was buried "dans l église de Notre-Dame", without citing the corresponding primary source[940]m BEATRIX de la Tour-du-Pin, daughter ALBERT [III] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Beatrix de Coligny ([before 1240]-after 21 Sep 1280).  A charter dated 8 Sep 1276 acknowledged receipt of money from "Beatrix de la Tour, femme de Guillaume de Roussillon sire d’Annonay, alors outre-mer" by "Guillaume abbé de Saint-Pierre"[941].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Sep 1280 under which "Beatrix de Turre domina Rossillionis et Annoniaci, relicta bonæ memoriæ Dom. Guillielmi de Rossillone" donated property "in villa de Treves…in villa dominus Arthaudus de Laviaco", granted to him by "Arthaudo filio meo", and "medietatem villæ de Verceu quam pater meus dedit mihi in dotem" to the Cartusians to found the abbey of Sainte-Croix, confirmed by "Arthaudus de Rossillione filius et heres præfati domuni Guillelmi"[942].  Guillaume & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         ARTAUD [V] de Roussillon (-Annonay 1316, bur Annonay church des Cordeliers).  The testament of "Guillaume de Roussillon jadis sire d’Annonay", dated 11 Aug 1275, appointed "son fils Artaud" as his heir[943]Seigneur de Roussillon

-        see below

b)         ALBERT (-after 1297). 

c)         GUILLAUME

d)         BEATRIX (-after 1290).  m GODEMARD [III] de Jarez Seigneur de Saint-Chamond, son of --- (-before 1290). 

e)         ALPHONSE

f)          THIVENE

g)         [ELEONORE de Roussillon (-after 27 Apr 1332).  The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[944].  It is assumed that Eléonore was the sister of Artaud [V] Seigneur de Roussillon, although this is not beyond all doubt.  Eléonore de Roussillon dame de Valbonnais et noble Jean Allemand son fils” granted property to “Guigues Borel, de Briançon...” by charter dated 14 May 1322[945]Eléonore veuve de Guigues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” acknowledged a debt by charter dated 3 Aug 1326[946].  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “...sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon...[947]m as his second wife, GUIGUES Alamandi Seigneur de Valbonnais, son of EUDES Alamandi Seigneur de Champ & his first wife --- (-[21 Aug 1317/25 Mar 1320]).] 

h)         [ARTAUDE de Roussillon (-after Dec 1288).  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 28 Dec 1288 under which "Artaud sire de Roussillon et d’Annonay" [identified as Artaud [V] Seigneur de Roussillon], in consideration of the future marriages of her daughters "Marguerite et d’Eléonore, filles de feu Etienne d’Oingt et Artaude de Roussillon, avec Guy et Guillemet, fils d’André d’Albon chevalier", renounced the "seigneuries de Châtillon d’Azergues, Bagnols, Saint-Forgeux et Saint-Romain de Popez"[948].  It is unlikely that Artaude was the daughter of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon as she is not named in the charter dated Nov 1262 relating to the Forez inheritance which names all his known children.  It is more likely therefore that she was the daughter of Guillaume Seigneur de Roussillon, although if that is correct the family chronology suggests that her daughters would have been young at the time of the 28 Dec 1288 charter.  m ETIENNE d’Oingt, son of --- (-before 28 Dec 1288).] 

2.         AYMAR de Roussillon (-[1282/83]).  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[949]Archbishop of Lyon 1274.  Gallia Christiana records Aymar Archbishop of Lyon as "Ademarus de Roussillon...filius Artaldi IV domini de Rossilione frater Amedei Valentinensis et Diensis episcopi, Sabaudiæ, Burgundiæ et Genevæ comitum consanguineus"[950], but does not indicate the primary source on which this information is based.  However, the testament of "Thomas de Sabaudia primogenitus…domini Thomæ de Sabaudia comitis" dated 14 May 1282 appointed his children’s mother as tutor for his sons with the assistance of "consanguineum meum R. patrem dominum Aymarum archiepiscopum Lugdunensem et…"[951].  It is assumed that "R." in this source is a mistake for "A." indicating "Artaudum". 

3.         AMEDEE de Roussillon (-after 1272).  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[952]Bishop of Valence 1270.  Bishop of Die 1272.  As noted above, his family connection is suggested by an (undated) charter under which "Amédée de Genève Evesque de Die" is called "oncle d’Amédée de Roussillon" his successor as bishop of Die[953]Gallia Christiana records Aymar Archbishop of Lyon as "Ademarus de Roussillon...filius Artaldi IV domini de Rossilione frater Amedei Valentinensis et Diensis episcopi, Sabaudiæ, Burgundiæ et Genevæ comitum consanguineus"[954], but does not indicate the primary source on which this information is based. 

4.         ALIX de Roussillon (-after 10 Mar 1280).  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[955].  Père Anselme names "Alazie ou Alix de Roussillon" as the wife of "Ponce Bastet damoiseau seigneur de Crussol" (whose descendants were later created vicomtes and ducs d’Uzès) adding that her dowry was "500 livres Viennoises" and that her testament dated 10 Mar 1280 appointed "Aymar de Roussillon archévêque de Lyon" as one of her executors[956].  Anselme also states that her husband appointed "noble homme Raymond de Roussillon seigneur d’Annonay (son beau-père ou son beau-frère)" as "tuteur de ses enfants", and "l’évêque de Valence et l’abbé de S. Ruf" as executors, under his testament dated May 1272.  Anselme adds that the couple’s son Géraud Bastet [II] Seigneur de Crussol was named as present in the marriage contract between "Aymar seigneur de Bressieu" and "Beatrix fille d’Artaut de Roussillon seigneur d’Annonay" dated 16 Jan 1304.  All this information provides additional indications of a close connection with the Roussillon family, but Anselme cites no references to the primary sources which support any of his statements.  m PONCE Bastet Seigneur de Crussol, son of BASTET Seigneur de Crussol & his wife Alazie [Alix] --- (-after May 1272). 

5.         BEATRIX de Roussillon (-after Nov 1262).  "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amédée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud" by charter dated Nov 1262[957]

 

 

ARTAUD [V] de Roussillon, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Beatrix de la Tour-du-Pin (-Annonay 1316, bur Annonay church des Cordeliers).  The testament of "Guillaume de Roussillon jadis sire d’Annonay", dated 11 Aug 1275, appointed "son fils Artaud" as his heir[958]Seigneur de Roussillon.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 21 Sep 1280 under which his mother "Beatrix de Turre domina Rossillionis et Annoniaci, relicta bonæ memoriæ Dom. Guillielmi de Rossillone" donated property "in villa de Treves…in villa dominus Arthaudus de Laviaco", granted to him by "Arthaudo filio meo", and "medietatem villæ de Verceu quam pater meus dedit mihi in dotem" to the Cartusians to found the abbey of Sainte-Croix, confirmed by "Arthaudus de Rossillione filius et heres præfati domuni Guillelmi"[959].  A charter dated 18 Feb 1284 records a dispute concerning "villæ Sancti Juliani" and names "Guigonem Pagani dominum d’Argentan et Artaudum dominum Rossilionis et Annoniaco"[960].  "Artaud sire de Roussillon et d’Annonay", in consideration of the future marriage of "Marguerite et d’Eléonore, filles de feu Etienne d’Oingt et Artaude de Roussillon, avec Guy et Guillemet, fils d’André d’Albon chevalier", renounced the "seigneuries de Châtillon d’Azergues, Bagnols, Saint-Forgeux et Saint-Romain de Popez" by charter dated 28 Dec 1288[961]

m ALIX de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [IV] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Hippolyte de Bourgogne (after 1271-).  The testament of "Aimarus de Pictavia Comes Valentinensis filius quondam domini Guillelmi de Pictavia comitis Valent.", dated 20 Apr and 6 May 1277, appoints "Aimarum filium suum…Aimaretum nepotem suum filium eiusdem Aimari…Humbertum nepotem suum filium dicti Aimari…Othonem nepotem suum filium dicti Aymari…Aelis neptem suam filiam Aimari prædicti" as his heirs[962].  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[963].  Philippe VI King of France ordered "son bailli de Vivarais et de Valentinois" to permit "Alise de Poitiers dame d’Annonay" to levy financial penalties against her subjects who had refused to surrender "le château de Saint-Clair" as ordered by "Adhémar de Roussillon fils de ladite dame" by charter dated 19 Apr 1340[964]

Artaud [V] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         AYMAR de Roussillon (-after 1355)Seigneur de Roussillon.  “Guy de Roussillon seigneur de Anjo” and “Aymar de Bellovidere seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” were named arbitrators to settle a dispute between “Aymar sire d’Annonay et de Roussillon” and “Jacques seigneur de Jarez et d’Argental et Béatrix d’Argenthal sa femme” by charter dated 29 Mar 1316[965].  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[966].  Philippe VI King of France ordered "son bailli de Vivarais et de Valentinois" to permit "Alise de Poitiers dame d’Annonay" to levy financial penalties against her subjects who had refused to surrender "le château de Saint-Clair" as ordered by "Adhémar de Roussillon fils de ladite dame" by charter dated 19 Apr 1340[967]m (Papal dispensation 3o and 4o 20 Mar 1318, contract 8 May 1318) JEANNE de Forez, daughter of JEAN [I] Comte de Forez & his first wife Alix de Viennois.  The marriage contract between "Johannæ filiæ domini Joannis comitis Forensis" and "domino Aymaro domino de Rossillone" is dated 8 May 1318[968].  The Papal dispensation for the marriage between "Aymaro domino Rossilionis" and "Johanne nata…Johannis comitis Forensis" is dated 20 Mar 1318, and refers to their relationship "ex uno latere tertio, ex altero quarto gradibus…consanguinitatis" (without giving details of the descents)[969].  Aymar & his wife had children: 

a)         [AYMAR .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Roussillon et d’Annonay.  m (before 17 Nov 1357) ETIENNETTE de Baux, daughter of ROBERT de Baux Conte d’Avellino & his wife Marie of Naples [Anjou-Capet] (-after 1360).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.] 

b)         ALIX de Roussillon (-after 11 Oct 1367 [maybe after [1415]]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 29 Apr 1411, under which Charles VI King of France confirmed "[le] château d’Annonay" to “la dame de Villars” and the waiver of sums due under an agreement between Jean II King of France and “Aymar de Roussillon jadis seigneur d’Annonay”, which mentions “Alice fille d’Aymar de Roussillon et femme d’Humbert seigneur de Villars[970].  It is clear from the following document that the unnamed “dame de Villars” was Isabelle d’Harcourt, third wife of Humbert [VI] Seigneur de Villars: Charles VI King of France, at the request of "consanguinea nostra Ysabellis de Haricuris domina de Villariis, Rossilhonis et Annoniaci", consented to the magistrate with jurisdiction “locus Annoniaci baroniam” to be titled “baillivu[s]” instead of “bajul[us]” by charter dated 10 Mar 1417 (N.S.)[971].  The appointment of Alix’s surviving husband’s third wife to Annonay, which originated in his first wife’s family, seems surprising.  m (contract 21 May 1350 [separated?] ) as his first wife, HUMBERT [VI] de Thoire et Villars, son of HUMBERT [V] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Beatrix de Chalon ([1342/43]-Trévoux 24 Jul 1423). 

2.         BEATRIX de Roussillon (-after 1347).  The marriage contract between "Aymar sire de Bressieu" and "Beatrix fille d’Artaud sire de Roussillon et d’Annonay" is dated 17 Dec 1301[972].  Pope Benedict XI issued a dispensation for the marriage of Adémar seigneur de Bressieux” and “Béatrix fille d’Artaud seigneur de Roussillon” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 30 May 1304[973]"Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[974]m (contract 17 Dec 1301, Papal dispensation 30 May 1304) AYMAR Seigneur de Bressieu, son of --- (-before 1347).  The testament of Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “sa femme, à ses filles Marguerite femme d’Artaud de Clavayson et Artaude future épouse d’Aynard de la Tour, fils d’Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay, à ses fils Hugues et Louis”, and named “son fils Aimar” as universal heir[975]

3.         POLIE de Roussillon .  Vachez dates her marriage to 16 Jan 1312[976].  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[977]m (16 Jan 1312) AYMON de Bocsozel Seigneur de Maubec, son of ---. 

4.         GUILLAUME de Roussillon (-1371).  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[978]Bishop of Valence 1318. 

5.         JEAN de Roussillon (-1358).  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[979].  Abbé de Saint-Claude 1328. 

6.         MARGUERITE de Roussillon (-1369).  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[980].  The marriage contract between "Hugues de Bressieux sire de Viriville" and "Marguerite de Roussillon sœur d’Aymar sire de Roussillon" is dated 26 May 1331[981]m (contract 26 May 1322) HUGUES de Bressieu Seigneur de Viriville, son of ---. 

7.         ARTAUD de Roussillon (-after 23 Nov 1354).  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[982].  The testament of "Artaud de Roussillon seigneur de Miribel en Forez", dated 23 Nov 1354, appoints "ses filles Marguerite et Louise" as his heirs[983]m BEATRIX de Lavieu, daughter of ---.  Artaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Roussillon .  The testament of "Artaud de Roussillon seigneur de Miribel en Forez", dated 23 Nov 1354, appoints "ses filles Marguerite et Louise" as his heirs[984]

b)         LOUISE de Roussillon .  The testament of "Artaud de Roussillon seigneur de Miribel en Forez", dated 23 Nov 1354, appoints "ses filles Marguerite et Louise" as his heirs[985]

8.         ALBERT de Roussillon .  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[986]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de la TOUR-du-PIN

 

 

1.         BERLION de la Tour (-after 1107).  "Dominus Berlio de Turre et filii eius Giroldus et Walo" donated property to the priory of Inimont en Bresse by charter dated 1107[987]m ---.  The name of Berlion’s wife is not known.  Berlion & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERAUD de la Tour (-22 Jan, after 1130).  "Dominus Berlio de Turre et filii eius Giroldus et Walo" donated property to the priory of Inimont en Bresse by charter dated 1107[988]"Maria nobilis comitissa de Turre" donated property to the Chartreuse de Portes (en Bugey), with the consent of "Giroldi domini de Turre eius mariti", by charter dated 1122[989].  The necrology of Saint-Paul de Lyon records the death 22 Jan of "Girold de la Tour, dont le fils Arbert donna…ses droits et coutumes à Chazey[-sur-Ain]"[990]m [as her second husband,] MARIE, [widow of --- Comte,] daughter of --- (-1 Jul 1130).  "Maria nobilis comitissa de Turre" donated property to the Chartreuse de Portes (en Bugey), with the consent of "Giroldi domini de Turre eius mariti", by charter dated 1122[991].  The necrology of Saint-Rambert en Bugey records the death 1 Jul 1130 of "Maria comitissa Domina de Turre" and the donation by "Giroldo Domino de Turre eius viro"[992].  Her possible first marriage is suggested by her title, which she would have retained after the death of her supposed first husband.  Géraud & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALBERT [I] de la Tour (-after 1184).  "Arbertus de Turre et Galo consobrinus meus nec non et Willelmus de Thiel" donated “pascua Cizerini” to Ecouges by charter dated 1154[993]"Dom. comes Albionensium, Guigo…dalphinus", acting with his council of advisers "Arberti de Turre…" and with the advice of "Willelmi de Clariaco Romanensis ecclesie sacristie", gave permission to the inhabitants of Romans to build a wall around their town, by charter dated 1161[994].  "Albertus de Turre…" witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which records that "Hugo Divionensis dux" married "filiam comitis Dalphini viduam Taillefer filii comitis Sancti Egidii" and agreed rights over la Plaine with the bishop of Grenoble[995].  Père Anselme records that Albert de la Tour witnessed charters of Hugues III Duke of Burgundy (dated 1184)[996].  "Dominus Arbertus de Turre" donated property to Léoncel, with "filii eius Arbertus et Berlio", by undated charter[997]m ---.  The name of Albert’s wife is not known.  Albert [I] & his wife had [five or more] children: 

(a)       ALBERT [II] de la Tour (-1229 or after).  "Dominus Arbertus de Turre" donated property to Léoncel, with "filii eius Arbertus et Berlio", by undated charter[998]

-         see below

(b)       BERLION de la Tour (-murdered [10 Jun 1249/13 Feb 1250]).  "Dominus Arbertus de Turre" donated property to Léoncel, with "filii eius Arbertus et Berlio", by undated charter[999]

-         SEIGNEURS de VINAY

(c)       JACELME de la Tour (-after 22 Oct 1252).  “Noble Berlion de la Tour” granted “[le] village de Quinsonas dans le mandement de la Tour” to “son frère Jacelme de la Tour” by charter dated 1244[1000].  Canon of Romans. 

b)         WALON de la Tour (-after 1107).  "Dominus Berlio de Turre et filii eius Giroldus et Walo" donated property to the priory of Inimont by charter dated 1107[1001]m ---.  The name of Walon’s wife is not known.  Walon & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [WALON (-after 1154).  "Arbertus de Turre et Galo consobrinus meus nec non et Willelmus de Thiel" donated “pascua Cizerini” to Ecouges by charter dated 1154[1002].  The parentage of “Galo” is not specified in the document, but his name suggests that he may have been the son of the paternal uncle of Albert [I] de la Tour.] 

 

 

ALBERT [II] de la Tour, son of ALBERT [I] de la Tour & his wife --- (-1229 or after).  "Dominus Arbertus de Turre" donated property to Léoncel, with "filii eius Arbertus et Berlio", by undated charter[1003]Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin.  The testament of "Arbertus de Turre iter peregrinationis...in Iherosolimitanas partes aggredi volens", dated to [1190], conferred "tutelam tam filiorum quam omnium mearum possessionum" on “uxori meæ” and appointed as his heir “primogenito filio meo”, naming as substitutes “subsequenti...primogenitæ filiæ...subsequens[1004].  "Filii Alberti Domini de Turre Albertus et Berlio" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by their father and by "pater eius Giroldus de Turre" by charter dated 1200[1005]"Albertus dominus de Turre…Albertus filius meus" donated property to the priory of Ynimont by charter dated 1202[1006]"Albertus de Turre filius Alberti de Turre et Comitissæ filiæ Roberti comitis Arverniæ" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by "Hugonis de Coliniaco" on the occasion of his marriage to "filiæ eius Beatricis" by undated charter[1007]

m ([1180]) MARIE d'Auvergne, daughter of ROBERT [IV] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] ([1160/65]-after 1229, bur Lyon Dominican Church).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: "Albertus de Turre filius Alberti de Turre et Comitissæ filiæ Roberti comitis Arverniæ" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by "Hugonis de Coliniaco" on the occasion of his marriage to "filiæ eius Beatricis" by undated charter[1008].  The date of her marriage is suggested by her being referred to (but not named) in her husband’s [1190] testament, which also refers to four children of the couple.  Her birth date is estimated approximately based on the chronology of her parents’ lives, but bearing in mind the estimated date of her marriage.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Her place of burial is confirmed by the 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.) testament of her son Guy, cited below. 

Albert [II] & his wife had [seven or more] children: 

1.         ALBERT [III] de la Tour-du-Pin ([1180/85]-[Apr 1259/Jun 1260])He is referred to but not named in his father’s [1190] testament, when he was under age.  "Albertus dominus de Turre…Albertus filius meus" donated property to the priory of Ynimont by charter dated 1202[1009].  The likely birth date of his wife Beatrix suggests that Albert [III] was probably still a child at the time of his first betrothal, suggesting his birth in [1190].  "Albertus de Turre filius Alberti de Turre et Comitissæ filiæ Roberti comitis Arverniæ" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by "Hugonis de Coliniaco" on the occasion of his marriage to "filiæ eius Beatricis" by undated charter[1010]Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin.  Seneschal of the kingdom of Arles and Vienne.  "Albertus de Turre, dominus de Turre et Coligniaco et Beatrix uxor mea et filii" confirmed purchases of property by the bishop of Belley by charter dated 1228[1011]Albert seigneur de la Tour et son fils Albert” donated revenue to Notre-Dame d’Ambronay, for the soul of “leur épouse et mère Béatrix“, by charter dated Jan 1241 (O.S.)[1012].  “Hugo...Claromontanus episcopus et Humbertus dominus Bellijoci, et Arbertus dominus de Turre, et Guido archidiaconus Lugdunensis, et Arbertus de Turre, et Hugo senescalcus Lugdunensis fratres” agreed an alliance under a charter dated Sep 1246[1013].  "Albers Segnor de la Tor et Albers son filz" swore homage to "Monsegnor Perron de Savoye" by charter dated Sep 1250[1014]Albert le jeune seigneur de la Tour et de Coligny”, on the advice of “son père Albert de la Tour, de ses frères Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon, et Humbert de la Tour” granted freedoms to his town of Treffort en Bresse by charter dated Apr 1259[1015][Betrothed] (conditional contract 21 Nov 1198) to --- de Bressieu, daughter of AYMARD de Bressieu & his wife Aynarde --- (-after 1198).  The contract of marriage between "Dom. Aynarda quondam uxor Audemari de Brisseu et mater Audemari pueri" and "Arberto de Turre…filiam suam" is dated 1198, and provides that if the prospective bridegroom died before the marriage, "Arbertus filius Arberti" would marry "sororem dicti Audemari"[1016]m (before 4 May 1220) BEATRIX de Coligny, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Coligny-le-Neuf & his wife Beatrix d'Albon Dauphine de Viennois, Ctss d'Albon ([1194/95 or soon after]-[1240/Jan 1242]).  "Albertus de Turre filius Alberti de Turre et Comitissæ filiæ Roberti comitis Arverniæ" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by "Hugonis de Coliniaco" on the occasion of his marriage to "filiæ eius Beatricis" by undated charter[1017].  Her birth date is estimated bearing in mind her mother’s age when she married Beatrix’s father.  "Albertus de Turre, dominus de Turre et Coligniaco et Beatrix uxor mea et filii" confirmed purchases of property by the bishop of Belley by charter dated 1228[1018].  She was named as deceased in her husband’s donation dated Jan 1241 (O.S.), cited above.  The estimated birth date of her son Humbert suggests that Béatrix died giving birth to him.  Albert [III] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ALBERT [IV] de la Tour-du-Pin (-before Feb 1269).  "Hugo de Turre, abbas Claromontensis, et Guido frater eiusdem, canonicus Claromontensis" noted a donation to Cluny by charter dated 13 Oct 1238, which names “dominum Albertum de Turre patrem nostrum, et Albertum filium eius fratrem nostrum…[1019].  “Albert seigneur de la Tour et son fils Albert” donated revenue to Notre-Dame d’Ambronay, for the soul of “leur épouse et mère Béatrix“, by charter dated Jan 1241 (O.S.)[1020].  “Hugo...Claromontanus episcopus et Humbertus dominus Bellijoci, et Arbertus dominus de Turre, et Guido archidiaconus Lugdunensis, et Arbertus de Turre, et Hugo senescalcus Lugdunensis fratres” agreed an alliance under a charter dated Sep 1246[1021].  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[1022].  "Albers Segnor de la Tor et Albers son filz" swore homage to "Monsegnor Perron de Savoye" by charter dated Sep 1250[1023]Seigneur de la Tour-du-PinAlbert le jeune seigneur de la Tour et de Coligny”, on the advice of “son père Albert de la Tour, de ses frères Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon, et Humbert de la Tour” granted freedoms to his town of Treffort en Bresse by charter dated Apr 1259[1024]"Albertus dominus de Turre filius quondam domini Alberti de Turre" confirmed the grant of sheep grazing rights to Grenoble Saint-Robert made by "Albertus quondam dominus de Turre avus noster et dictus dominus Albertus pater noster" by charter dated 2 Jan 1265[1025]Seigneur de Coligny-le-Neuf.  The Feb 1269 charter of his wife quoted below implies that Albert was deceased at the time.  m ([Sep 1250/Mar 1251]) ADALASIA Fieschi, daughter of [TEODORO/OPIZZONE] Fieschi [Conte di Lavagna] & his wife Simona --- (-after May 1273).  Matthew Paris records that Pope Innocent IV arranged the marriage of his niece to "domino de Tur de Pin" in 1251 and that he accepted his bride "non ratione personæ muliebris, sed pecuniæ eam concomitantis"[1026].  Her mother’s name is confirmed by the reference to her mother in the May 1273 testament quoted below.  On the basis of the primary sources currently identified, her father could have been either Teodoro Fieschi or his brother Opizzone Fieschi, whose wives were both named Simona.  The marriage presumably formed part of arrangements when Albert [III] swore homage to Pierre de Savoie in Sep 1250 for la Tour (see above).  “Adalasia dame de la Tour” placed under her protection “des hommes de la chartreuse” at the request of the prior of Portes by charter dated Mar 1251[1027].  “Adalasia domina de Turre” took under her protection “tres homines...ad Chalona...” by charter dated Dec 1251 and others by charter dated Mar 1252[1028].  "Humbertus de Turre Delphinus Viennæ" confirmed the rights of "fratrum nostrum Dom. Albertum quondam dominum de Turre et de Coliniaco…dom. Alisiæ quondam uxori suæ" in "castrum sancti Saturnini…villam de Brango…villæ et castri Crimiaci…" as well as in all property (unspecified) which Alix had acquired from "Guefredo de Vireu domicello quondam filio Dom. Alberti de Vireu militis defuncti et Berengariæ eiusdem G. matris, quæ acquisita sunt in mandamento castri de Turre" and from "Giroudo Vimont quondam clerico", by charter dated Feb 1269, which also provides if "Alisiæ ad secundas nuptias convolaret"[1029].  The family connections, if any, between Adalasia and Guifred de Virieu and Géraud Vimont are not specified in the document.  In the case of the former, it seems unlikely that he was Adalasia’s first husband as the document refers to the possibility of her "secundas nuptias" not "tertias".  In any case, Guifred de Virieu is named in a document dated 1267 (although it appears that he died before Feb 1269)[1030], when it is likely that Alix was already married to Albert [IV] de la Tour-du-Pin.  Maybe they were related to Adalasia through her mother.  The testament of "Adalasiæ relictæ Alberti junioris domini de Turre Pini et de Coloniaco", dated May 1273, bequeathed property to "Humberto de Turre fratri domini mei et mariti mei…dominæ Simondæ…matri meæ…domine Comitisse del Borget consanguinee mee…Thome et Amedeo de Sabaudia filiis eiusdem…Hugoni de Turre senescallo Lugdun."[1031].  Could "…domine Comitisse del Borget consanguinee mee… " in this document be Simone [Sibylle] Dame de Bâgé, wife of Amédée de Savoie whose mother was Adalasia’s sister? 

b)         MARIE de la Tour-du-Pin (-after Feb 1266)The marriage contract between "Willelmi comitis Gebenn…R. filium" and "Guigonis Dalphini Vienn. et Albonensis…dominam M. filiam domini A. de Turre" is dated 8 Jun 1241[1032]Dame de Varey, de Vaux et de Saint-Sorlin.  “Maria comitissa Gebennensis et domina de Varey” confirmed the donation to the Chartreuse at Meria in Bugey made by “bonæ memoriæ Hugo dominus Coloniaci quondam pater [error for avus] noster” with the consent of “Willelmus dominus Coloniaci frater quondam dicti domini Hugonis”, by charter dated Feb 1266[1033]m (contract 8 Jun 1241) RODOLPHE de Genève, son of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Genève & his [second] wife Alix --- ([before 1215]-29 May 1265).  He succeeded in 1253 as Comte de Genève

c)         HUGUES de la Tour-du-Pin (-after 1289).  "Hugo de Turre, abbas Claromontensis, et Guido frater eiusdem, canonicus Claromontensis" noted a donation to Cluny by charter dated 13 Oct 1238, which names “dominum Albertum de Turre patrem nostrum, et Albertum filium eius fratrem nostrum…[1034].  “Hugo...Claromontanus episcopus et Humbertus dominus Bellijoci, et Arbertus dominus de Turre, et Guido archidiaconus Lugdunensis, et Arbertus de Turre, et Hugo senescalcus Lugdunensis fratres” agreed an alliance under a charter dated Sep 1246[1035].  Under her testament dated Mar 1249, "Alays de Roians, domina castri Sancti Johannis de Bornay, uxor quondam nobilis viri dom Ose Sicce" bequeathes property to "…Ugone nepoti meo de Turre, senescalco Lugdunensi" and also names "fratre meo dome Alberto de Turre"[1036].  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[1037]Albert le jeune seigneur de la Tour et de Coligny”, on the advice of “son père Albert de la Tour, de ses frères Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon, et Humbert de la Tour” granted freedoms to his town of Treffort en Bresse by charter dated Apr 1259[1038].  “Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[1039]

d)         GUY de la Tour-du-Pin (-1286)"Hugo de Turre, abbas Claromontensis, et Guido frater eiusdem, canonicus Claromontensis" noted a donation to Cluny by charter dated 13 Oct 1238, which names “dominum Albertum de Turre patrem nostrum, et Albertum filium eius fratrem nostrum…[1040]Bishop of Clermont .  The epitaph of "Guido de Turre 37 episcopus Arverniæ" records his death in 1286[1041]

e)         BEATRIX de la Tour-du-Pin (-after 21 Sep 1280)A charter dated 8 Sep 1276 acknowledged receipt of money from "Beatrix de la Tour, femme de Guillaume de Roussillon sire d’Annonay, alors outre-mer" by "Guillaume abbé de Saint-Pierre"[1042].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 21 Sep 1280 under which "Beatrix de Turre domina Rossillonis et Annoniaci, relicta bonæ memoriæ Dom. Willelmi de Rossillone" donated property "in parrochia de la Versin" to the Cartusians to found the abbey of Sainte-Croix[1043]m GUILLAUME Seigneur de Roussillon et d’Annonay, son of ARTAUD [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife M--- [de Genève] ([before 1239]-Château d'Annonay 21 Dec 1277, bur Notre-Dame [Vienne]). 

f)          ALIX de la Tour-du-Pin (-after 1289).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Verfieu.  m HUMBERT [IV] Seigneur de Montluel, son of --- (-after Apr 1289). 

g)         HUMBERT [I] de la Tour-du-Pin ([1240]-monastère du Val-Sainte-Marie 12 Apr 1307, bur Val-Sainte-Marie).  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[1044]His parentage is confirmed by the testament of his sister-in-law "Adalasiæ relictæ Alberti junioris domini de Turre Pini et de Coloniaco", dated May 1273, which bequeathed property to "Humberto de Turre fratri domini mei et mariti mei…"[1045]Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin.  He was installed as Dauphin de Viennois, Comte d'Albon at Grenoble, église collégiale de Saint-André, 3 Oct 1282.  Later in life, he became a monk at the Chartreuse Monastery of Val-Sainte-Marie. 

-        DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS

2.         [son ([1186/90]-).  A second son is referred to, but not named, in his father’s [1190] testament.  Presumably he could have been one of the other sons named below.] 

3.         [two daughters ([1180/90]-).  They are referred to, but not named, in their father’s [1190] testament.  Presumably they could have been the same persons as two of the other daughters named below.] 

4.         [daughter ([1190/95]-after 21 Nov 1198).  The contract of marriage between "Dom. Aynarda quondam uxor Audemari de Brisseu et mater Audemari pueri" and "Arberto de Turre…filiam suam" is dated 21 Nov 1198, and provides that if the prospective bridegroom died before the marriage, "Arbertus filius Arberti" would marry "sororem dicti Audemari"[1046].  It is not known to which daughter of Albert this contract refers.  Betrothed (conditional contract 1198) to AUDEMAR de Bressieu, son of AYMARD de Bressieu & his wife Aynarde --- (-after 1198).] 

5.         HUGUES de la Tour (-Palestine 28 Dec 1249)Bishop of Clermont 1227.  “Hugo...Claromontanus episcopus et Humbertus dominus Bellijoci, et Arbertus dominus de Turre, et Guido archidiaconus Lugdunensis, et Arbertus de Turre, et Hugo senescalcus Lugdunensis fratres” agreed an alliance under a charter dated Sep 1246[1047]

6.         GUY de la Tour (-24 Feb 1250, bur Lyon Dominican church).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: the testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[1048].  Archdeacon of Lyon.  “Hugo...Claromontanus episcopus et Humbertus dominus Bellijoci, et Arbertus dominus de Turre, et Guido archidiaconus Lugdunensis, et Arbertus de Turre, et Hugo senescalcus Lugdunensis fratres” agreed an alliance under a charter dated Sep 1246[1049].  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), chose burial “in domo Fratrum Predicatorum Lugdunensium...juxta matrem meam”, bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[1050].  The necrology of Lyon records the death 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.) of “Guy de la Tour archidiacre de...Lyon[1051]

7.         [ALIX (-after 5 Oct 1256)The primary source which confirms the parentage of the wife of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève has not yet been identified.  Guichenon states that she was "filia…Alberti III domini de Turre Pini et Mariæ de Turre-Averniæ" adding that she received as dower "castra Cornillonis et de Bornant" as shown by her testament dated 5 Oct 1256[1052].  However, Bert Kamp has pointed out that there is no information available which confirms the basis for Guichenon’s statement and that the marriage of her son Rodolphe, with his first cousin if Alix had been the daughter of Albert [II], makes this affiliation improbable giving the difficulties in obtaining the necessary dispensation at the time[1053].  A further line of enquiry to pursue is tracing the ownership of the dower properties which are mentioned by Guichenon: it is unclear why he would have referred to these at all in the sentence concerning Alix’s parentage unless they could be traced back to the Tour du Pin family.  The date of her marriage is suggested by the estimated birth date of her son Rodolphe (see below).  "Willelmus…comes Gebenn." recognised a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor, confirmed by "A. comitissa…Rodulfus filius comitis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1231, witnessed by "eiusdem uxor Alaysia comitissa"[1054]"Vullielmus comes Gebenn., Ales uxor nostra et Rodulphus filius noster" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which they had committed by charter dated Feb 1236[1055]"Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[1056]The testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn." is dated 9 Nov 1252 and names "primogenitum nostrum Rodulfum…filio nostro Amedeo…Dien. Ep…A. comitissa Geben."[1057]"Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[1058].  The testament of "A. comitissa Gebenn." is dated 5 Oct 1256 and bequeathes "castrum de Curnillon et…totum de Bornans…" to "filio nostro Rodolpho comiti Gebenn."[1059]m ([before 1215]) GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Genéve, son of GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Genève & his second wife Béatrix de Faucigny (-25 Nov 1252).] 

8.         ALASIE ([1185/93?]-after Mar 1249, bur abbaye de Bonnevaux)Her birth date is estimated based on the rather tight chronology for her two marriages.  The testament of “Flote [dame de Royans]”, dated Dec 1231, appointed “sa mère Alays” as universal heir, naming “Adhemarius de Poitiers son fils, qu’elle avait eu de Guillaume de Poitiers son mari” as substitute[1060].  Under her testament dated Mar 1249, "Alays de Roians, domina castri Sancti Johannis de Bornay, uxor quondam nobilis viri dom Ose Sicce" elected burial "apud…monasterium Bone Vallis", donated property for the anniversary of “nobilis viri quondam domi Drodoni de Bello Visu primi mariti mei”, bequeathed property to "Dome Sibille uxori nobilis viri domi Audemari de Pictavia, nepotis mei…nobilem domam Flotam filiam meam…Ugone nepoti meo de Turre, senescalco Lugdunensi" and also names "fratre meo dome Alberto de Turre"[1061]m firstly DRODON de Beauvoir, son of --- (-[1205/07?]).  m secondly ([1207/09?]) RAIMBAUD BERENGER de Royans "Ossassica" Seigneur de Royans, son of GUIDELIN & his wife --- (-before Feb 1234). 

9.         [SIBYLLE ([before 1200]-after 23 Jul 1242).  Her parentage is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the following document: the testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume”, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue”, and ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[1062].  Guichenon dates this document to 10 Aug 1242 (without quoting any text)[1063].  The relationship between the testator’s wife and the two brothers tasked with deciding the modalities of her dowry’s return is not explicit in this document extract (“son” in the phrase “son frère” could presumably apply to either “A[lbert]” or to “S.” or to both of them).  Similar testatory provisions relating to dowry/dower in other testaments can be shown to confer decision-making roles on the wife/widow’s closest senior male relatives.  In this particular case, the chronology suggests that Guy and Albert were probably brothers of “S”.  If they had been her first cousins (paternal or maternal), it is unclear why the la Tour brothers would have been selected as her representatives instead of other closer family members.  It is interesting to note that the names of the testator’s children were not those associated with the immediate family of Albert [II] Seigneur de la Tour (with the possible exception of “A”, which could have been the same as his daughter “Alasie”).  At first sight, this might indicate that Diane Sibylle was a later wife of the testator and not the mother of his children.  However, the 4 Dec 1277 testament of her husband’s son Guillaume de Beauvoir names Humbert [I] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin “consanguineus meus”, a relationship which is most easily explained if Guillaume’s mother was Humbert’s paternal aunt as suggested here.  Her family origin is also indicated by the following document: [her grandson] Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[1064]The primary source which confirms her full names has not been identified.   Her having four adult sons (their having attained the age of majority being indicated by the absence of arrangements for their guardianship) and two married daughters in 1242, suggests that Diane Sibylle must have been born before 1200.  m SIBOUD [IV] Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc], son of GUILLAUME [II] de Beauvoir & his wife Clémence --- (-after 5 Nov 1246). 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de VALBONNAIS (ALAMANDI)

 

 

Valbonnais is located in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Grenoble, canton Matheysine-Trièves.  It lies about 30 kilometres south of Grenoble and about the same distance north of Gap.  From the late 13th century, Valbonnais was one of the properties of the Alamandi family who in the early 14th century inherited part of the seigneurie d’Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.  For convenience, the whole Alamandi family, whose property holdings were numerous and disperse, is shown here.  The reconstruction of the family is as yet incomplete. 

 

 

1.         EUDES Alamandi (-after 1209).   "Guigo Alamandi et Odo Alamandi pater huius..." witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Beatrix Duchess of Burgundy granted privileges to Grenoble Saint-Robert[1065].  The unusual name order, the father appearing after the son, suggests that the former had renounced his property rights in favour of the latter.  m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife has not been identified.  Eudes & his wife had one child:  

a)         GUIGUES Alamandi"Guigo Alamandi et Odo Alamandi pater huius..." witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Beatrix Duchess of Burgundy granted privileges to Grenoble Saint-Robert[1066]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         EUDES Alamandi (-before 6 Feb 1260).   He is named as deceased in the 6 Feb 1259 (O.S) charter of his sons.  m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife has not been identified.  Eudes & his wife had three children:

a)         GUIGUES AlamandiGuigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuse on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[1067]same person as...?  GUIGUES Alamandi )m (before 23 Jul 1242) M--- de Beauvoir, daughter of SIBOUD [IV] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Sibylle [de la Tour].  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[1068].  Guigues & his wife had children: 

i)          EUDES Alamandi (-[before 15 Dec 1305]).  “Reymond Allemand fils d’Odon, fils lui-même de Guigues seigneur de Champ” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for “le château de Champ” by charter dated 15 Dec 1305[1069]m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife is not known.  Eudes & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RAYMOND Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Seigneur de Champ.  Reymond Allemand fils d’Odon, fils lui-même de Guigues seigneur de Champ” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for “le château de Champ” by charter dated 15 Dec 1305[1070].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1071]

ii)         [--- Alamandi .  Seigneur d’Uriage.  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[1072].  m ---.  [Two children]: 

(a)       [FRANÇOIS Alamandi ).  Seigneur d’Uriage.  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1073]

(b)       [JACQUEMET AllemandA charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1074]

iii)        [SIBOUD Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but his name suggests that he was probably the son of “M--- de Beauvoir”.  Seigneur de Revel.  “Siboud Alamandi seigneur de Revel” donated his jurisdiction rights over “les hommes du prélat demeurant dans la paroisse de Muriannette” to Guillaume Bishop of Grenoble by charter dated 7 Mar 1291[1075].  His holding “Revel” suggests descent from the Virieu family, who held “Montrevel” (see the second wife of Siboud Alamandi’s supposed mother’s brother Guillaume Seigneur de Beauvoir.  Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[1076].  “Siboud Allemand seigneur de Revel” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for property at “Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens, Siévoz et au mandement de Valbonnais” by charter dated 4 Aug 1306[1077].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1078].]  m ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Isabelle veuve de Siboud Alemand seigneur de Revel comme tutrice de son fils Jean” swore homage to “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais et de Claix” for fiefs “aux paroisses de Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens et Auris”, in the presence of “Guillaume de Claix damoiseau”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1312[1079].  Siboud & his wife had children: 

(a)       JEAN Alamandi .  “Isabelle veuve de Siboud Alemand seigneur de Revel comme tutrice de son fils Jean” swore homage to “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais et de Claix” for fiefs “aux paroisses de Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens et Auris”, in the presence of “Guillaume de Claix damoiseau”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1312[1080].  “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Jean Alemand seigneur de Revel” reached agreement about certain properties by charter dated 21 Aug 1317[1081]

b)         PIERRE AlamandiGuigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuse on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[1082]

c)         JEAN Alamandi (-after 1300).  A charter dated 1300 records an agreement between "Guigonem Alamandi dominum Vallis-Bonesii" and "Joannem canonicum Viennensem Rius fratrem"[1083].  Canon at Vienne. 

2.         ANDRE Alamandi (-before 6 Feb 1260).  Guigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuse on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[1084]

 

 

Two siblings.  The chronology suggests that they may have been children of Guigues Alamandi & his wife M--- de Beauvoir (see above), but the primary source which confirms this suggestion has not been identified. 

1.         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-[8 Jul 1292/23 Jun 1293])Seigneur de Champ"Ugo de Grangiis" acknowledged holding property "in Calma de Vivo..." from "D. Odone Alamandi domino castri de Campis" by charter dated to [1240/50][1085]Béatrix de Gex, veuve de Gilet Alleman” returned property granted on her marriage to “Gilet par led. Odon” to “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ, père dud. Gilet” by charter dated 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.)[1086]The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, requested burial "in cimiterio ecclesiæ Vallis Bonesii", made bequests to "uxori meæ Sibillæ de Aquis dominæ de Sancta Galla...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]...salvo usufructu rerum montis Aymonis...quod Giletus Alamandi filius meus, Raynaudus nepos meus accipiant...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi", named as executors “...Franciscum Alamandi dominum Uriatici[1087].  He was named as deceased in his widow’s 23 Jun 1293 charter cited below.  m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Eudes’s first wife has not been identified, although this first marriage is confirmed by the terms of his testament.  m secondly SIBYLLE d’Aix, daughter of PIERRE ISOARD Seigneur d’Aix & his wife Saure de Mévouillon ([1255/60?]-after 1 Aug 1321)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Her family origin is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the following document: the testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "uxori meæ Sibillæ de Aquis dominæ de Sancta Galla...[1088]A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[1089].  Dame de Sainte-Jalle.  Jean des Granges, fils de Jean la Balme” acknowledged holding “le fief des Granges“ from “Sibille d’Aix veuve d’Odon Alleman, agissant comme tutrice de son fils Gilet Alleman” by charter dated 23 Jun 1293[1090].  A charter dated 20 and 24 Aug 1320 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix dame en partie de Ste-Jalle et son fils noble Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune) coseigneur de Ste-Jalle” concerning the location of fairs at Sainte-Jalle[1091].  A charter dated 1 Aug 1321 records the arbitral decision concerning a dispute between “Sibylle d’Aix et son fils Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune)” concerning the rights over “la seigneurie de Ste-Jalle[1092].  Eudes & his first wife had twelve children:

a)         GUY Alamandi (-before 20 Feb 1282).  His parentage is confirmed by the charters in which his wife is named.  His date of death is confirmed by the 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  m (before 4 Feb 1278) BEATRIX de Joinville, daughter of SIMON de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Léonète de Gex (-after 5 Jul 1292).  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1093]Béatrix de Gex, veuve de Gilet Alleman” returned property granted on her marriage to “Gilet par led. Odon” to “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ, père dud. Gilet” by charter dated 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.)[1094]"Bietriz de Jaz femme covenarieres Gilet Alamant" ratified the conditions of her marriage contract between "Guillaume de Jaz" and "Odon Alamant seigneur de Chans" by charter dated 6 Aug 1290[1095].  She is named in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  Guy & his wife had two children: 

i)          RAYNAUD Alamandi ([1278/82]-).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi"[1096]

ii)         ANNETTE Alamandi ([1278/82]-).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi"[1097]

b)         JEAN Alamandi .  Canon at Vienne Saint-Maurice.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]...[1098]

c)         GUIGUES Alamandi (-[21 Aug 1317/25 Mar 1320])Seigneur de Valbonnais.  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnai” granted “[le] château de Cornillon...” to “Reymond seigneur de Mévouillon le jeune” by charter dated 22 Aug 1288[1099].  “Odon Alleman mone de Cluny et prieur de Podio Ganagobie” granted “sa maison de Malaucière...” to “son frère Guigues Alleman chevalier” by charter dated 10 Jan 1290 (O.S.)[1100]The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]..."[1101]Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[1102].  A charter dated 1300 records an agreement between "Guigonem Alamandi dominum Vallis-Bonesii" and "Joannem canonicum Viennensem Rius fratrem"[1103].  The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[1104].  “Sibylle d’Aix” confirmed receipt of payments from “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Claix” by charter dated 16 Feb 1302 (O.S.)[1105].  “Reymond Allemand fils d’Odon, fils lui-même de Guigues seigneur de Champ” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for “le château de Champ” by charter dated 15 Dec 1305[1106].  “Siboud Allemand seigneur de Revel” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for property at “Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens, Siévoz et au mandement de Valbonnais” by charter dated 4 Aug 1306[1107].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1108].  “Béatrix dame de Faucigny” issued a charter dated 11 May 1307 in favour of “Guigues Allemand son neveu”, confirmed 29 Apr 1309[1109].  The precise relationship between the donor, daughter of Philippe II Comte de Savoie, and Guigues Alamandi has not been traced.  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” is dated 24 Jan 1317 (no details)[1110].  “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Jean Alemand seigneur de Revel” reached agreement about certain properties by charter dated 21 Aug 1317[1111].  He died before 25 Mar 1320, the date of his son Jean’s charter cited below.  m firstly (contract 13 Jan 1282) SIBYLLE de Clérieux, daughter of ROGER [III] Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife Marguerite de Poitiers (-before 5 Jul 1292).  The marriage contract of Roger seigneur de Clérieu...Sibylle, fille de Roger” and “Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ...Guigonnet Allemand fils d’Odon” is dated 13 Jan 1281 (O.S.)[1112].  She is named as deceased in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  m secondly ELEONORE de Roussillon, daughter of [GUILLAUME Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Beatrix de la Tour-du-Pin] (-after 27 Apr 1332).  “Guigues Alleman” acknowledged receipt from “Jean évêque de Valence et de Die” of additional dowry for “Eléonore de Roussillon sa parente, épouse dud. Guigues” by charter dated 1297[1113]The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[1114].  It is assumed that Eléonore was the sister of Artaud [V] Seigneur de Roussillon, although this is not beyond all doubt.  Eléonore de Roussillon dame de Valbonnais et noble Jean Allemand son fils” granted property to “Guigues Borel, de Briançon...” by charter dated 14 May 1322[1115]Eléonore veuve de Guigues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” acknowledged a debt by charter dated 3 Aug 1326[1116].  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “...sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon...[1117]Guigues & his first wife had two children: 

i)          MARGUERITE AlamandiThe testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...[1118]

ii)         CATHERINE AlamandiThe testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...[1119]

Guigues & his second wife had [six] children: 

iii)        JEAN Alamandi (-[14 May 1322/30 Oct 1324]).  The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[1120]Seigneur de ValbonnaisJean Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” granted property to “Lantelme et Jean de Marbonne” by charter dated 25 Mar 1320[1121].  “Eléonore de Roussillon dame de Valbonnais et noble Jean Allemand son fils” granted property to “Guigues Borel, de Briançon...” by charter dated 14 May 1322[1122].  Jean presumably died before 30 Oct 1324, the date of the charter cited below in which his brother Guillaume is named as Seigneur de Valbonnais.  Betrothed (contract before 3 Oct 1303, Papal dispensation [18 Jan] 1306) to ANTOINETTE de la Chambre, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Chambre & his wife Bérengère ---.  “Guigues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” assigned revenue “dans l’Oison et à Allevard” to “Bérengère veuve de Guillaume de la Chambre” in accordance with the marriage of “[le] fils dudit Guigues” and “Antoinette fille de Guillaume et de Bérengère” by charter dated 3 Oct 1303[1123].  Pope Clement V issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Jean fils de Guiges Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Anthonia fille de feu Guillaume de la Chambre” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated [18 Jan] 1306[1124].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ELEONORE Alamandi .  A charter dated 20 Sep 1328 records mainlevée au profit d’Eléonore Allemand fille de Jean Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” of “la terre d’Argentières...mise sous la main delphinale à cause de la mort de Bérengère dame de l’Argentière[1125]

iv)       ARTAUD Alamandi (-after Mar/Apr 1353).  The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[1126].  Prior of Valbonnais.  Monk at Cluny.  A charter dated 7 Apr 1327 records “grâce...à la collation de l’abbé de Cluny en faveur d’Artaud Alemandi moine de cet ordre”, requiring that he “de démettra du prieuré de Valbonnais[1127]Prior of Rommond.  The testament of “Humbert Allemand seigneur d’Aubonne”, dated 22 Mar 1252 or 11 Apr 1253, bequeathed property to “son oncle Artaud prieur de Rommond[1128]

v)        GUILLAUME Alamandi (-after 27 Apr 1332)The testament of Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[1129]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[1130].  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[1131].  Seigneur d’Aubonne, de iure uxorisSeigneur de ValbonnaisNobles Pierre Artaud” and others swore homage to “Guillaume Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 30 Oct 1324[1132]

-         SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE

vi)       [EUDES Alamandi (-after 16 Mar 1314).  “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[1133].  He is not named in his father’s 11 Dec 1301 testament, suggesting his birth after that date.  Could “Odon” in this document represent an error for “Artaud”?] 

vii)      GUILLAUME Alamandi .  Canon at Geneva Saint-Pierre: “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” granted “des dîmes...des Amblards aux territoires d´Hermance et de Conches...” to “son fils Guillaume chanoine de St-Pierre de Gneève” by charter dated 13 Oct 1315[1134].  His ecclesiastical position indicates that this son was a different person from Guillaume, named above, whose marriage contract is dated 16 Mar 1314. 

viii)     GUIGUES Alamandi .  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[1135]

d)         GILLES Alamandi .  Prior of Mure.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[1136]

e)         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi .  Monk at Cluny, Prior of Le Puy-Ganagobie.  “Odon Alleman mone de Cluny et prieur de Podio Ganagobie” granted “sa maison de Malaucière...” to “son frère Guigues Alleman chevalier” by charter dated 10 Jan 1290 (O.S.)[1137]The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[1138]

f)          PIERRE Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Prior of Commiers.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[1139]A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1140]

g)         BERLION Alamandi .  Canon at Grenoble Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[1141]

h)         JEAN Alamandi .  Monk at Saint-Theofred.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[1142]same person as...?  JEAN Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Prior of Saint-Michel d’Exome.  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1143]

i)          MARGUERITE Alamandi .  A charter dated 1290 records receipt of the dowry of Marguerite Alleman, mariée à Guillaume de Claix” granted by “noble Odon Alleman père de Marguerite” by charter dated 1290[1144]The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[1145]m GUILLAUME de Claix, son of ---. 

j)          PHILIPPA Alamandi .  Pope Nicolas IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Guillaume de Seyssel (Saissello) dit d’Aix (de Aquis)” and “Philippa [fille] d’Odon Alamandi” despite their 4o consanguinity, specifying that “Amédée, mari de Philippa était parent de Guillaume”, dated to 7 May 1290[1146].  The following document, in which her supposed second husband is not named, suggests that Philippa’s second marriage did not proceed: the testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[1147]m firstly AMEDEE, son of --- (-before 1290).  [m secondly (Papal dispensation 7 May 1290) GUILLAUME de Seyssel dit d’Aix, son of ---.] 

k)         ALIX Alamandi .  Nun at Aix Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[1148]

l)          CATHERINE Alamandi .  Nun at Aix Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[1149]

Eudes & his second wife had two children: 

m)       GILLES Alamandi (-after 1 Aug 1321).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti..."[1150]Jean des Granges, fils de Jean la Balme” acknowledged holding “le fief des Granges“ from “Sibille d’Aix veuve d’Odon Alleman, agissant comme tutrice de son fils Gilet Alleman” by charter dated 23 Jun 1293[1151].  A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[1152]Béatrix de Gex” confirmed “Philippa [fille] d’Odon Alamandi” despite their 4o consanguinity, specifying that “Amédée, mari de Philippa était parent de Guillaume”, dated to 6 Aug 1290[1153]A charter dated 20 and 24 Aug 1320 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix dame en partie de Ste-Jalle et son fils noble Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune) coseigneur de Ste-Jalle” concerning the location of fairs at Sainte-Jalle[1154].  A charter dated 1 Aug 1321 records the arbitral decision concerning a dispute between “Sibylle d’Aix et son fils Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune)” concerning the rights over “la seigneurie de Ste-Jalle[1155]

n)         SAURE AlamandiThe testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti..."[1156].  The marriage contract between noble Jean seigneur de Asseduna [Sahune]” and “Saurette fille de feu Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ et de Sibylle d’Aix dame de ste-Jalle”, specifying her dowry granted by “sa mère et par Gilet son frère”, is dated 15 Jan 1309 (O.S.)[1157]m (contract 15 Jan 1310) JEAN Seigneur de Sahune, son of ---. 

2.         BEATRIX Alamandi (-after 13 Jan 1289)Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” received acknowledgment from “Béatrix sa sœur veuve de Richard de la Chambre” of receipt of payments relating to her dowry “à Siévox, au Périer et dans la vallée du Valbonnais” by charter dated 13 Jan 1289[1158]m RICHARD de la Chambre, son of --- (-before 13 Jan 1289). 

 

 

Two brothers:

1.         JEAN Alamandi .  Seigneur de Séchilienne.  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1159].  

2.         PIERRE AlamandiA charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][1160]

 

 

1.         PIERRE Alamandi (-before 1309).  Seigneur d’Auriis.  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN Alamandi (-after 1309).  Seigneur d’Auriis.  "Joannes de Auriis filius quondam D. Petri de Auriis militis…domini Alamandi de Auriis" sold property to "D. Joannis Dalphini Viennensis et Albonis comitis" by charter dated 10 Jun 1309[1161]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de VINAY

 

 

BERLION de la Tour, son of ALBERT [I] de la Tour & his wife --- (-murdered [10 Jun 1249/13 Feb 1250]).  "Dominus Arbertus de Turre" donated property to Léoncel, with "filii eius Arbertus et Berlio", by undated charter[1162].  "Filii Alberti Domini de Turre Albertus et Berlio" confirmed donations to the Chartreuse de Portes by their father and by "pater eius Giroldus de Turre" by charter dated 1200[1163].  “Noble Berlion de la Tour” granted “[le] village de Quinsonas dans le mandement de la Tour” to “son frère Jacelme de la Tour” by charter dated 1244[1164]Seigneur de Vinay.  “Beryllio de la Tour seigneur de Vinay” sold his possessions in la Motte-Saint-Antoine to Dauphin Guigues by charter dated 10 Jun 1249[1165]

m ALASIE de Montluel, daughter of HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de Montluel & his wife ---.  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[1166].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

Berlion [I] & his wife had one child:

1.         BERLION [II] de la Tour (-[1256/57]).  Berlion de la Tour seigneur de Vinay et Odobert seigneur de Châteauneuf” agreed to respect the judgment of Dauphin Guigues, with “son [= de Berlion] fils Aynard” agreeing to observe the peace, by charter dated 13 Feb 1249 (O.S.)[1167]Seigneur de Vinay.  The testament of Berlionis de Turre domini de Vignayco” is dated 1256[1168]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Berlion’s wife has not been identified.  Berlion [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AINARD [I] de la Tour (-[1 Apr 1298/21 Oct 1301], bur Clermont).  “Berlion de la Tour seigneur de Vinay et Odobert seigneur de Châteauneuf” agreed to respect the judgment of Dauphin Guigues, with “son [= de Berlion] fils Aynard” agreeing to observe the peace, by charter dated 13 Feb 1249 (O.S.)[1169]Seigneur de Vinay.  Seigneur d’Armieu et de Vatilleu.  "Aynardus de Turre domicellus dominus de Vinay" granted “castrum de Vinay...castrum...Armeus...Vatilleus...Nerpol...” to "Henricus eius filius primogenitus emancipatus" and to “successorum masculorum tantum sibi nascendorum ex Beatricia filia Dom. de Baucio quondam domini de Mayranciis et dom. Alixiæ conjugum, future uxore...ipsius Henrici...”, sworn by “Agnetis de Vilariis uxoris dicti Aynardi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1279[1170]The testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, chose burial “dans l’église paroissiale de Clermont”, requested anniversaries for himself “sa femme Béatrix et son fils Bellion tué dans la guerre du dauphin contre les Sabaudi”, bequeathed property to “son fils naturel Amblard...son neveu Eynard...sa fille Béatrix”, appointed “Alix sa femme actuelle” as guardian of “cette fille et de son fils...unique Pierre de la Tour damoiseau” during their minority, and appointed the last named as his universal heir[1171].  An arbitral sentence dated 1 Nov 1284 settled the dispute between "Aynardum de Turre dominum de Vignayco" and “Aynardum dominum de Castro-novo et Motæ-Beati Anthonii” relating to "castrorum de Vatiliaco et de Armevo"[1172].  “Albert de la Tour...et...Marguerite sa mère” reached agreement with “le seigneur de Vinay” by charter dated to [1290][1173]The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, bequeathed property to “...Aynardo marito meo...[1174].  He is named as deceased in the 21 Oct 1301 charter of his son Henri, cited below.  m firstly BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  She is named as deceased in the 7 Sep 1282 testament of her husband.  m secondly AGNES de Thoire, daughter of ETIENNE [II] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his wife Beatrix de Faucigny (-after 1 Apr 1298).  "Aynardus de Turre domicellus dominus de Vinay" granted properties to "Henricus eius filius primogenitus emancipatus", sworn by “Agnetis de Vilariis uxoris dicti Aynardi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1279[1175].  She is named (“Alix sa femme actuelle”) in the 7 Sep 1282 testament of her husband.  The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, chose burial "in cimiterio prioratus Beate Marie de Bello Loco, ordinis Sancti Ruffi de Valencia", bequeathed property to “Hugoneto de Castro Novo filio condam Beatricis filie mee...Johanni filio meo...Bertrandeto filio Henrici filii mei...Aynardo marito meo...”, appointed "Henricum filium meum" as her universal heir in "castro...de Turre Pinus et in castro...de Vignayco", and “Guillelmum filium meum archidiaconum Vivariensem” as her universal heir “in castro...Armeu[1176]Ainard [I] & his first wife had one child:

i)          BERLION [III] de la Tour (-killed in battle ----).  The testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, requested anniversaries for himself “sa femme Béatrix et son fils Bellion tué dans la guerre du dauphin contre les Sabaudi[1177]

Aynard [I] & his second wife had five children: 

ii)         HENRI de la Tour (-[24 Feb 1323/16 Dec 1325]).  "Aynardus de Turre domicellus dominus de Vinay" granted “castrum de Vinay...castrum...Armeus...Vatilleus...Nerpol...” to "Henricus eius filius primogenitus emancipatus" and to “successorum masculorum tantum sibi nascendorum ex Beatricia filia Dom. de Baucio quondam domini de Mayranciis et dom. Alixiæ conjugum, future uxore...ipsius Henrici...”, sworn by “Agnetis de Vilariis uxoris dicti Aynardi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1279[1178]

-         see below

iii)        GUILLAUME de la Tour (-after 12 Jul 1303).  Guillaume’s parentage is confirmed by his mother’s 1 Apr 1298 testament, but he was not named in his father’s 7 Sep 1282 testament which names son fils...unique Pierre de la Tour” as his heir.  The absence of Guillaume (as well as Guillaume’s brother Henri) may be explained by a temporary dispute.  Another possibility is that the summary of the document as reproduced by Chevalier is inaccurate.  Archdeacon of Viviers.  The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, appointed "Henricum filium meum" as her universal heir in "castro...de Turre Pinus et in castro...de Vignayco", and “Guillelmum filium meum archidiaconum Vivariensem” as her universal heir “in castro...Armeu[1179]Guillaume de la Tour, archidiacre de Viviers, fils d’Aynard de la Tour seigneur de Vinay et d’Agnès” donated property to the prior of Ecouges by charter dated 12 Jul 1303[1180]

iv)       BEATRIX de la Tour (-before 1 Apr 1298).  The testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, bequeathed property to “...son neveu Eynard...sa fille Béatrix”, appointed “Alix sa femme actuelle” as guardian of “cette fille et de son fils...unique Pierre de la Tour damoiseau” during their minority, and appointed the last named as his universal heir[1181]The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, bequeathed property to “Hugoneto de Castro Novo filio condam Beatricis filie mee...[1182]m --- de Châteauneuf, son of ---. 

v)        PIERRE de la TourThe testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, bequeathed property to “...son neveu Eynard...sa fille Béatrix”, appointed “Alix sa femme actuelle” as guardian of “cette fille et de son fils...unique Pierre de la Tour damoiseau” during their minority, and appointed the last named as his universal heir[1183].  No further reference to Pierre has been found.  He presumably died young as he is not named in his mother’s 1 Apr 1298 testament. 

vi)       JEAN de la Tour .  The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, bequeathed property to “...Johanni filio meo...[1184]

Ainard [I] had one illegitimate son by an unknown mistress: 

vii)       AMBLARDThe testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, bequeathed property to “son fils naturel Amblard...son neveu Eynard...sa fille Béatrix[1185]

b)         [--- de la Tour .  Assuming that “neveu” in the source cited below indicated nephew, Ainard [II]’s father was the brother of Ainard [I].  Another possibility is that “neveu” in the extract was a translation of “nepos” and in that case the term meant grandson.  If that is correct, Ainard [II] was the son of either Berlion [III] or Henri, the older sons of Ainard [I], although it would then be unclear why Ainard [I] appointed his minor son Pierre as his heir under his 7 Sep 1282 testament.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          AINARD [II] de la TourThe testament of Aynard de la Tour”, dated 7 Sep 1282, bequeathed property to “...son neveu Eynard...[1186]

 

 

The primary source which confirms that the identity of Berlion [IV] has not been identified.  If he was the same person as Berlion [III], it is unclear why his father Ainard [I] would have appointed his younger son Pierre as his heir rather than the son of his older son.  Another possibility is that Berlion [IV] was another younger son of Berlion [II]. 

 

1.         BERLION [IV] de la Tour (-before [1290]).  m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Jan 1292).  Albert de la Tour...et...Marguerite sa mère” reached agreement with “le seigneur de Vinay” by charter dated to [1290][1187].  “Marguerite veuve de Berlion de la Tour et son fils Berlion de la Tour” sold certain revenues to “Henri de la Tour” by charter dated 18 Jan 1292 (O.S.)[1188]Berlion & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBERT de la Tour (-[1290/18 Jan 1293]).  Albert de la Tour...et...Marguerite sa mère” reached agreement with “le seigneur de Vinay” by charter dated to [1290][1189].  The 18 Jan 1292 (O.S.) document quoted below suggests that Albert had died before that date. 

b)         BERLION de la Tour (-after 18 Jan 1292).  Marguerite veuve de Berlion de la Tour et son fils Berlion de la Tour” sold certain revenues to “Henri de la Tour” by charter dated 18 Jan 1292 (O.S.)[1190].   

 

 

1.         PIERRE de la Tour (-after 23 Apr 1293)No indication has been found of Pierre’s parentage.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been another younger son of Berlion [II].  Prior of Antenaves.  A charter dated 23 Apr 1293 records an agreement between “Pierre de la Tour prieur d’Antonaves” and “Bertrand de Mévouillon seigneur de Barret, au nom de Galburge sa fille, veuve de Guillaume de Mévouillon seigneur de Châteauneuf[-de-Chabre], de ses fils“ concerning revenue at Pomet[1191]

 

 

HENRI de la Tour, son of AINARD [I] de la Tour Seigneur de Vinay & his second wife Agnes de Villars (-[24 Feb 1323/16 Dec 1325])"Aynardus de Turre domicellus dominus de Vinay" granted “castrum de Vinay...castrum...Armeus...Vatilleus...Nerpol...” to "Henricus eius filius primogenitus emancipatus" and to “successorum masculorum tantum sibi nascendorum ex Beatricia filia Dom. de Baucio quondam domini de Mayranciis et dom. Alixiæ conjugum, future uxore...ipsius Henrici...”, sworn by “Agnetis de Vilariis uxoris dicti Aynardi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1279[1192]Henri was not named in his father’s 7 Sep 1282 testament which names son fils...unique Pierre de la Tour” as his heir.  However, the 1 Apr 1298 testament of his mother bequeathed property to ...Bertrandeto filio Henrici filii mei...”, suggesting that it is unlikely that Henri was born after 1282.  The inevitable conclusion is that Ainard [I] had only one son named Henri.  His absence, as well as the absence of his brother Guillaume, from their father’s testament may be explained by a temporary dispute.  Another possibility is that the summary of the document as reproduced by Chevalier is inaccurate.  The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, appointed "Henricum filium meum" as her universal heir in "castro...de Turre Pinus et in castro...de Vignayco", and “Guillelmum filium meum archidiaconum Vivariensem” as her universal heir “in castro...Armeu[1193]Seigneur de Vinay.  “Henri de la Tour, fils de feu Aynard de la Tour, seigneur de Vinay” swore homage to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois for “Vinay” by charter dated 21 Oct 1301[1194].  A charter dated 18 Apr 1307 records homages sworn to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois, including "...Henricus dominus de Vinay..."[1195].  "Religiosum fratrem Anthonium de Castro-novo præceptorem Trecensem ordinis Sancti Anthonii" swore allegiance to “Henricum dominum de Turre et Vatilliaci...Vignayci” for “fortalicium...Montelegio” by charter dated 5 Mar 1313[1196].  "Hugo de Breyssiaco domicellus...Margarita eius uxor et Humbertus eius filius" swore allegiance to “Henrico de Turre domino de Vinay” by charter dated 17 Jun 1320[1197].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1322 (O.S.?) records the boundaries between "Henricum de Turre dominum Vignaici et Hugonetum de Turre eius filium" and “Odobertum de Castro-novo dominum dicti loci[1198]

m (after 18 Jul 1279) BEATRIX de Baux, daughter of --- de Baux Seigneur de Meyrances & his wife Alix ---.  "Aynardus de Turre domicellus dominus de Vinay" granted “castrum de Vinay...castrum...Armeus...Vatilleus...Nerpol...” to "Henricus eius filius primogenitus emancipatus" and to “successorum masculorum tantum sibi nascendorum ex Beatricia filia Dom. de Baucio quondam domini de Mayranciis et dom. Alixiæ conjugum, future uxore...ipsius Henrici...”, sworn by “Agnetis de Vilariis uxoris dicti Aynardi”, by charter dated 18 Jul 1279[1199].    

Henri & his wife had four children: 

1.         BERTRAND de la Tour (-after 1 Apr 1298).  The testament of "Agnes uxor nobilis viri Aynardi de Turre domini de Vignayco", dated 1 Apr 1298, bequeathed property to “...Bertrandeto filio Henrici filii mei...[1200]

2.         HUGUES de la Tour (-[13 Mar 1333 (O.S.?)/31 Mar 1334]).  A charter dated 24 Feb 1322 (O.S.?) records the boundaries between "Henricum de Turre dominum Vignaici et Hugonetum de Turre eius filium" and “Odobertum de Castro-novo dominum dicti loci[1201].  Père Anselme notes that Hugues was called “Turpin” in documents, which Anselme suggests was a corruption of “la Tour-du-Pin”, and records charters dated 16 Dec 1325, 27 Jun 1327, 19 Oct 1329 and 13 Mar 1333 (O.S.?) in which he is named[1202]Seigneur de Vinay.  "Hugo de Turre dictus Turpinus dominus Vignayci" swore allegiance to Guigues Dauphin de Viennois for “castrum suum de Vinay” by charter dated 16 Dec 1325[1203].  "Ponzonus de Nerpodo condominus dicti loci et dominus de Chalmen" swore allegiance to “Hugoni de Turre militi domino de Vinayco” by charter dated 13 Mar 1333[1204].  Hugues presumably died before 31 Mar 1334, the date of the charter in which his son Ainard [III] is named.  m ---.  Père Anselme names her “Aymare de Tournon, fille aînée de Guy seigneur de Tournon et d’Alix de la Roche-en-Renier, au rapport de Guichenon[1205].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         AINARD [III] de la Tour (-[24 Feb/17 Sep] 1371).  Père Anselme records his parentage[1206]Seigneur de Vinay.  "Aynardus de Turre dominus Vigniaci" swore allegiance to Humbert Dauphin de Viennois “Hugoni de Turre militi domino de Vinayco” by charter dated 31 Mar 1334[1207].  Père Anselme records charters dated between 31 Mar 1334 and Jul 1359 in which he is named, and notes his testament dated 24 Feb 1370 (O.S.?) and death before 17 Sep 1371[1208]m (betrothed 2 Sep 1326, after 15 Feb 1332) ARTAUDE de Bressieu, daughter of AIMAR Seigneur de Bressieu & his wife Beatrix de Roussillon.  “Hugues de la Tour dit Turpin seigneur de Vinay” promised the marriage of “un de ses fils, qui serait seigneur de ses terres de la Tour et de Vinay” to “une des filles d’Aymar seigneur de Bressieux”, the marriage to take place “à Pâques 1329”, with “son frère Hénard de la Tour, de l’ordre de St-Antoine...” as guarantors, by charter dated 2 Sep 1326, a later document noting that this earlier document was sent to the notary by “Artaude fille de feu Aymar sr de Bressieux et femme d’Aynard de la Tour sr. de Vinay, fils de feu Hugues de la Tour sit Turpin sr de Vinay[1209].  The testament of Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “sa femme, à ses filles Marguerite femme d’Artaud de Clavayson et Artaude future épouse d’Aynard de la Tour, fils d’Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay, à ses fils Hugues et Louis”, and named “son fils Aimar” as universal heir[1210]Ainard [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTOINE de la Tour (-1394).  Père Anselme records his parentage, charters dated 17 Sep 1371, 3 Mar 1371 (O.S.), and 4 Nov 1380 in which he is named, and his death in 1394 naming his first cousin François de Sassenage as his heir on condition of adopting the name la Tour[1211]Seigneur de Vinay

ii)         HUGUES de la Tour dit Turpin (-[7 Sep 1393/1394]).  Père Anselme records his parentage and cites documents dated 27 Jan 1375, 29 Oct 1383, and 5 Mar 1388 in which he is named, and his testament dated 7 Sep 1393 in which he names his parents, appoints his brother Antoine as his heir, with “François de Sassenage son cousin” as substitute[1212]m ALIX d’Uzès Dame d’Yseron et d’Ay, widow of GUILLAUME [III] Seigneur de Tournon, daughter of DECAN Seigneur d’Uzès & his wife Agnes de Baux (-after 8 Jan 1430).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriages, her children by her first marriage “Jacques, Guillaume et Odon de Tournon et plusieurs filles”, the challenge by “son frere Alziac vicomte d’Uzès” in the parlement de Paris 1386, and her testament dated 8 Jan 1430[1213]

iii)        GINET de la Tour (-before 1393).  Père Anselme records his parentage and death childless before his brothers[1214]

iv)       VILLETTE de la Tour de Vinay (-after 4 Sep 1419).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriages, recording her challenge to the succession of her cousin François de Sassenage, the judgment dated 27 Mar 1398, and a charter dated 4 Sep 1419 in which she is named[1215].  Valbonnais reproduces a charter dated 4 Jul 1432 which records some of her connections[1216].  Dame d’Ay.  m firstly ARCHEMAND de Grolée Seigneur de Vassalieu, son of ---.  m secondly ANTOINE de la Tour Seigneur d’Arcoucier, son of ---.  m thirdly ARDOUIN de Lavé, son of ---. 

b)         HUGUETTE de la Tour .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, and names her children “François et Aymar”, the appointment of the former as successor of his first cousin Antoine de la Tour on condition of adopting the name la Tour, details of the legal challenges which resulted, and providing some information concerning other descendants[1217].  Valbonnais reproduces a charter dated 27 Mar 1398 which records the arbitral settlement of this succession[1218]m HENRI BERENGER Seigneur de Sassenage, son of ---. 

3.         HENARD de la Tour (-after 2 Sep 1326).  “Hugues de la Tour dit Turpin seigneur de Vinay” promised the marriage of “un de ses fils, qui serait seigneur de ses terres de la Tour et de Vinay” to “une des filles d’Aymar seigneur de Bressieux”, the marriage to take place “à Pâques 1329”, with “son frère Hénard de la Tour, de l’ordre de St-Antoine...” as guarantors, by charter dated 2 Sep 1326[1219]

4.         ALIX de la Tour .  Jean Dauphin de Viennois acted as guarantor for Guillaume d’Illins (de Linis) et à son fils Humbert” for the dowry agreed by “son cousin Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay” for “Alisia sa fille épouse dudit Humbert” by charter dated 16 Feb 1314[1220]m (before 16 Feb 1314) HUMBERT d’Illins, son of GUILLAUME d’Illins & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

 

 



[1] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I, 70, p. 75. 

[2] D Lo I 126, p. 287. 

[3] Karoli II Conventus Silvacensis, Missi…et pagi… 4, MGH LL 1, p. 426. 

[4] Recueil Actes Provence 1, p. 1. 

[5] Chronico Vezeliacensi I, p. 394, RHGF VII, p. 272. 

[6] Obituaires de Lyon I, Eglise primatiale de Lyon, footnote 2 associating the entry with Gérard Comte de Vienne who died in 847.     

[7] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.1, Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, p. 252.       

[8] Hincmarus Annales 869, quoted in MGH SS XXIII, p. 737 footnote 8. 

[9] Adnuntatio domni Karoli, MGH LL 1, p. 469. 

[10] Recueil Actes Provence 15, p. 29. 

[11] Karoli II Conventus Ticinensis, MGH LL 1, p. 528. 

[12] Settipani & Kerrebrouck (1993), pp. 369-70. 

[13] Historia Regum Francorum 879, RHGF IX, p. 41. 

[14] Settipani (1993), p. 372, points out that his kingdom was not referred to as Provence or Lower Burgundy (Bourgogne transjurane), doubting even that any term was used at all to describe it. 

[15] Settipani (1993), pp. 371-2. 

[16] Annales Fuldensium Pars Tertia, auctore incerto 880, MGH SS I, p. 394. 

[17] Annales Fuldensium Pars Quinta, auctore Quodam Bawaro 887, MGH SS I, p. 404. 

[18] Epitaphia III, MGH Poetæ latini IV, p. 1037. 

[19] RHGF IX, p. 663. 

[20] Fauché-Prunelle (1856) Tome I, p. 270, citing Charvet Histoire de la sainte Eglise de Vienne, p. 248 note. 

[21] Rivaz XXXII p. 7, citing Hauréau, B. Gallia Christiana t. XVI, instr. c. 13 (6). 

[22] Vienne Saint-André, p. 229. 

[23] Rivaz XLI p. 9. 

[24] RHGF IX, p. 663. 

[25] Apt, 1, p. 6. 

[26] Vienne Saint-André, p. 229. 

[27] Rivaz XLI p. 9. 

[28] Diplomata Hugonis Comitis Provinciæ et Regis Italiæ I, RHGF IX, p. 689. 

[29] Cluny, Tome I, 417, p. 403. 

[30] Flodoard 933, MGH SS III, p. 381. 

[31] Flodoard 931, MGH SS III, p. 379. 

[32] Recueil Actes Provence 15, p. 29, and Cluny, Tome I, 242, p. 233. 

[33] Flodoard 933, MGH SS III, p. 381. 

[34] Mermet (1833), Vol. II, p. 292 (no citation reference to the treaty in question). 

[35] Settipani (1993), pp. 380-1. 

[36] Flodoard 951, MGH SS III, p. 400. 

[37] Cluny, Tome II, 1094, p. 186. 

[38] Flodoard 928, MGH SS III, p. 378. 

[39] Flodoard 933, MGH SS III, p. 381. 

[40] Flodoard 928, MGH SS III, p. 378. 

[41] Settipani (1993), p. 226. 

[42] Marie-José (1956), p. 28. 

[43] Mermet (1833), Vol. II, p. 339. 

[44] Mermet (1833), Vol. II, p. 367, and Mermet (1853), Vol. III, pp. 13-18 which describes the administrative structure in Vienne. 

[45] Mermet (1853), Vol. III, pp. 25-6. 

[46] Valbonnais (1722), Tome I, pp. 232-3. 

[47] MGH DD K III, 145, p. 262. 

[48] Valbonnais (1722), Tome I, Preuves, CC, p. 138. 

[49] Valbonnais (1722), Tome I, p. 233 (which does not specify the dates of the later imperial charters). 

[50] Valbonnais (1722), Tome II, p. 255, footnote b

[51] Valbonnais (1722), Tome I, pp. 232-3. 

[52] Mermet (1833), Vol. II, p. 344.  

[53] For example: Rameau ‘Les comtes héréditaires de Macon’ (1901), p. 166. 

[54] Chifflet Beatrix (1656), p. 207. 

[55] Szabolcs de Vajay 'Parlons encore d'Etiennette' (2000), p. 3 (no citation reference to the inscription). 

[56] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1190, MGH SS XXIII, p. 863. 

[57] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 168. 

[58] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 171. 

[59] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 75. 

[60] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1190, MGH SS XXIII, p. 863. 

[61] Cluny, Tome VI, 4508, p. 60. 

[62] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 186. 

[63] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 187. 

[64] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, IX, p. iii. 

[65] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 183. 

[66] Cluny, Tome VI, 4508, p. 60. 

[67] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 186. 

[68] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 195. 

[69] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1225, MGH SS XXIII, p. 915. 

[70] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1222, MGH SS XXIII, p. 912. 

[71] Babey L’église de Saint-Albain, p. 19 (no citation reference for a copy of the seal, nor an extract from the exact text).  The text of the seal is quoted at Guerreau, A. ‘Jean de Braine trouvère et dernier comte de Macon (1224-1240)’, Annales de Bourgogne, Tome XLIII, no. 170 (Apr-Jun 1971), p. 81, footnote 4, quoting “Douët d’Arcq, no. 504”. 

[72] Guerreau ‘Jean de Braine’ (Apr-Jun 1971), p. 82, footnote 4 citing Severt, J. (1628) Chronologia historica reverendorum episcoporum diocesis Matisconensis... (Lyon), p. 157 [not yet consulted]. 

[73] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, p. iv. 

[74] Gallia Christiana, Tome XII, col. 247. 

[75] Bibliotheca Sebusiana, Centuria II, LXVIII, p. 293. 

[76] Poull (1991), p. 70. 

[77] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, p. v. 

[78] Bibliotheca Sebusiana, Centuria II, LXVI, p. 291. 

[79] Babey L’église de Saint-Albain, p. 22. 

[80] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, IX, p. iii. 

[81] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1225, MGH SS XXIII, p. 915. 

[82] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, p. iv. 

[83] Juénin (1733), Preuves, p. 188. 

[84] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1233, MGH SS XXIII, p. 933. 

[85] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, IX, p. iv. 

[86] Bibliotheca Sebusiana, Centuria II, LXVI, p. 291. 

[87] Bibliotheca Sebusiana, Centuria II, LXVI, p. 291. 

[88] Chorier Histoire de Dauphiné, Tome I, p. 632. 

[89] Pelot (2012), p. 118 (no citation reference). 

[90] Pérard (1664), p. 518. 

[91] Bernard (1837), pp. 17-18, which gives no source reference for the charter. 

[92] Bernard (1837), p. 18, quoting from Spicilegium t. XII, p. 154, adding that the cartulary of Saint-Maurice de Vienne no longer existed. 

[93] Bernard (1837), p. 18, quoting from De Gingins Bosonides, p. 153. 

[94] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[95] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[96] Gingins-la-Sarra (1853), pp. 20-1. 

[97] Cluny, Tome I, 237, p. 228. 

[98] Epitaphia Lunense I, MGH Poetæ latini IV, p. 1007. 

[99] Cluny, Tome I, 437, p. 425. 

[100] Cluny I 536, p. 530. 

[101] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[102] Cluny I 536, p. 530. 

[103] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[104] Bernard (1837), p. 24, which does not cite the reference to the original charter. 

[105] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[106] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[107] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[108] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[109] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[110] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[111] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[112] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[113] Bernard (1837), p. 20. 

[114] Bernard (1837), p. 21. 

[115] Cluny, Tome I, 437, p. 425. 

[116] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[117] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[118] Cluny, Tome I, 237, p. 228. 

[119] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[120] Gingins-la-Sarra (1851), p. 226, citing “Cartul. de l’Eglise de Vienne, fo. 18, ex P. de Rivaz”. 

[121] Gingins-la-Sarra (1851), p. 226. 

[122] Cluny, Tome I, 523, p. 508. 

[123] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 475.  This charter has not been found in Brioude. 

[124] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 25.  This charter has not been found in Brioude.  

[125] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 475.  This charter has not been found in Brioude. 

[126] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 25.  This charter has not been found in Brioude.  

[127] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 476. 

[128] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 476. 

[129] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 476. 

[130] Cluny, Tome IV, 2884, p. 78. 

[131] Cluny, Tome IV, 2884, p. 78. 

[132] Cluny, Tome IV, 2884, p. 78. 

[133] Cluny, Tome IV, 2884, p. 78. 

[134] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 476. 

[135] Sauxillanges, 400, p. 307. 

[136] Els Testaments, 8, p. 83. 

[137] Fauché-Prunelle (1856), Tome I, pp. 262 and 278, translation into French in Prudhomme (1888), p. 63. 

[138] Fauché-Prunelle (1856), Tome I, p. 277. 

[139] Chartarium Viennensium 77, in Vienne Saint-André-de-Bas, p. 288. 

[140] Chorier Histoire de Dauphiné, Tome I, p. 610. 

[141] Prudhomme ‘De l’origine et du sens des mots Dauphin et Dauphiné’ (1893), pp. 431 and 453.