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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Chapter 1.                CHARTRES. 2

A.         COMTES de CHARTRES.. 2

B.         VICOMTES de CHARTRES (BRETEUIL) 3

C.        VICOMTES de CHARTRES (PUISET) 10

D.        VIDAMES de CHARTRES.. 19

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in CHARTRES. 42

A.         SEIGNEURS d’ALLUYES.. 42

B.         SEIGNEURS de COURVILLE.. 45

C.        SEIGNEURS de GALLARDON.. 52

D.        SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-ARNAUD.. 69

E.         SEIGNEURS de LEVES.. 77

F.         SEIGNEURS de MONTMIRAIL (GOËT) 95

G.        VICOMTES de MOULINS.. 100

Chapter 2.                CHÂTEAUDUN. 101

A.         COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN.. 101

B.         VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 967-1080. 103

C.        VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1080-1250. 106

D.        VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1250-1410. 122

Chapter 4.                NOBILITY in CHÂTEAUDUN. 122

A.         SEIGNEURS de FRETEVAL. 123

B.         SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-BERNARD.. 146

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTIGNY.. 148

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    CHARTRES

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHARTRES

 

 

The early history of the county of Chartres is obscure.  Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "Tetboldus comes" [Thibaut [I] Vicomte de Tours] threatened “Hastingus” into selling “Carnotenam urbem” to him, after which Hasting became a pilgrim and disappeared (“peregre profectus disparuit”)[1], maybe dated to [900], an earlier passage recording that Hasting held Chartres presumably from “Rainaldus totius Franciæ dux” who had sent him to negotiate unsuccessfully with Rollo.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hastingo" sold "civitate Carnoto" to "Turonensi comiti Theobaldo" in 904[2], presumably copying from the same source.  The accuracy of these two reports is uncertain as it is unclear whether Hasting was ever comte de Chartres. 

 

No other reference has been found to Thibaut [I] or his son Thibaut [II] as holding the county of Chartres.  It is likely that Thibaut [II], who had acquired the county of Blois, also gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun in the 960s.  Thereafter, the counts of Blois were also counts of Chartres.  Government of the county was entrusted to the vicomtes, records of whom are continuous from the early 11th century (see Parts B and C below). 

 

Episcopal influence in the town was of course strong, the bishops being represented in temporal matters by the vidames de Chartres, who are set out in Part D of the present chapter. 

 

 

1.         HASTING (-after 904).  Hasting was presumably of Viking origin.  Orderic Vitalis records that "Brier cognomento Costea-Ferrea filius Lotbroci regis Danorum [not otherwise identified], cum Hastingo nutritio suo" entered “tempore Caroli regis Francorum...Simplex [893-922]...in Galliam” and burned towns (“Rotomagus et Noviomum, Turonisque et Pictavis”) over a thirty year period[3].  The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis records that “venit Hastingus in regnum Francorum” in 851[4].  On the other hand, Rodulfus Glauber records that "vir...in pago Trecassino ex infimo rusticorum genere Astingus...in vico...Tranquillus" left home and joined "Normannorum gentem"[5].  [Comte de Chartres.]  No record has been found of the date when Hasting gained control of Chartres.  Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "Tetboldus comes" [Thibaut [I] Vicomte de Tours, see Chapter 1.B above] threatened “Hastingus” into selling “Carnotenam urbem” to him, after which Hasting became a pilgrim and disappeared (“peregre profectus disparuit”)[6], maybe dated to [900], an earlier passage recording that Hasting held Chartres presumably from “Rainaldus totius Franciæ dux” who had sent him to negotiate unsuccessfully with Rollo.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hastingo" sold "civitate Carnoto" to "Turonensi comiti Theobaldo" in 904[7], presumably copying from the same source.  The accuracy of these two reports is uncertain as it is unclear whether Hasting ever was comte de Chartres. 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de CHARTRES (BRETEUIL)

 

 

1.         HILDUIN [Gilduin], son of --- (-St Vanne, Verdun 18 May [1060])Vicomte de Chartres.  He founded the abbey of Coulombs in 1025.  "…Gilduini vicecomitis Carnotensi…" subscribed the charter dated [1027/28] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Coulombs[8].  He founded the abbey of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, Chartres in 1036.  Comte de Breteuil.  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio, seniorisque mei Odonis…comitis, coniugis mea…Emelinæ filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi, Gelduini et Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…Hervei vicecomitis"[9].  "Gelduinus de Bretulio et filius eius Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensis" donated property by charter dated to [1048/60][10].  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64] signed by "Ermengarde comitisse, Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum, Guarini Tyrensis filii…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…Hugonis vicecomitis, Hilgodi filii episcopi…"[11].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "Gelduinus ex vicecomite monachus", recording that he donated property at "Ciconiolas" for his soul and that of "filii sui Harduini"[12]The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "domnus Gelduinus pater domni abbatis Waleranni"[13]m EMMELINE, daughter of ---.  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…coniugis mea…Emelinæ…"[14].  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[15].  Hilduin & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         HARDUIN de Breteuil (-13 or 14 Jun [1050/60]).  "Arduini filii Gelduini" subscribed the charter dated to [1032/37] under which "Agnete domini Wanilonis tesaurarii uxore" donated property[16].  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[17]Vicomte de Chartres 1036/1060.  “...Harduini filii Gelduini, Gelduini fratris eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1034 under which "Theobaldus et Stephanus germanus meus...comites Francia et Ermengardis comitissa mater noster" confirmed property "in pago Ambianensi...Crisciacum" to the church of Amiens[18].  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[19].  "Gelduinus de Bretulio et filius eius Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensis" donated property by charter dated to [1048/60][20].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Jul" of "Harduinus vicecomes", stating that "pater eius Gilduinus" donated property at "Ciconiolas" for her soul[21].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "Id Jun" of "Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensium"[22].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "Gelduinus ex vicecomite monachus", recording that he donated property at "Ciconiolas" for his soul and that of "filii sui Harduini"[23].  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64][24]m (before 29 Apr 1046) ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[25]

b)         ERARD [I] de Breteuil (-12 Feb [1061/66]).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[26]Comte de Breteuil 1048.  Vicomte de Chartres

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c)         HUGUES de Breteuil (-Viterbo 16 Mar 1051)"Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[27].  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Hugo Linguonensis episcopus" as brother of "Walerannus, Gelduini comitis filius", noting that he was later made archbishop of Reims by Pope Leo IX[28].  Cleric at Chartres.  Bishop of Langres 1031.  He was deposed in 1046 by the Council of Reims for simony, tyranny and homicide[29]

d)         GALERAN de Breteuil (-1063).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[30].  Vicomte de Vexin or Meulan.  Monk 1037.  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Walerannus, Gelduini comitis filius", recording that he limped after being wounded in the knee during the Bar war and was buried at Verdun in 1046[31].  Abbot of St Vannes, Verdun 1049.  Abbot of Montléramé. 

e)         HILDUIN de Breteuil (-after 1042).  “...Harduini filii Gelduini, Gelduini fratris eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1034 under which "Theobaldus et Stephanus germanus meus...comites Francia et Ermengardis comitissa mater noster" confirmed property "in pago Ambianensi...Crisciacum" to the church of Amiens[32]

f)          [--- de Breteuil (-11 Sep 1051)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Du Chesne states that "Raoul frere de Dreux Comte de Vexin" married “la fille de Gelduin ou Hilduin Comte de Breteuil et de Clermont en Beauvoisin” who brought “la terre de Nanteuil surnommée de là Nanteuil le Hildouin en mémoire du Comte Hilduin son pere” but does not cite the corresponding primary source[33].  Du Chesne does not name her.  m RAOUL [II] Comte de Valois, d'Amiens et de Crépy, son of GAUTHIER [II] "le Blanc" Comte de Mantes, de Valois, d'Amiens et de Crépy & his wife Adela --- (-1060).] 

 

 

The precise relationship between Hilduin, Foucher and Hilduin de Breteuil is not known.  Nor is it known how Hilduin and Foucher were related to each other, if at all. 

 

1.         HILDUIN (-after [1038/40]).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio…Gelduini et Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei"[34]

 

2.         FOUCHER de Chartres (-after [1038/40]).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio…Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei"[35]

 

 

ERARD [I] de Breteuil, son of HILDUIN Comte de Breteuil Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Emmeline --- (-12 Feb [1061/66]).  Robert II King of France confirmed the donation of "Manasses comes" to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated 4 Feb 1031, signed by "…Manasses comitis, Hilduini comitis fratris eius, filiorum eius Manassis et Hilduini, Burcardo de Montemorenciaco, Evrardi filii Hilduini de Britoglio, Amalrici de Monteforti, Milonis de Caprosa…"[36].  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[37]Comte de Breteuil 1048.  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64] signed by "Ermengarde comitisse, Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum, Guarini Tyrensis filii…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…Hugonis vicecomitis, Hilgodi filii episcopi…"[38]Vicomte de Chartres.  A charter dated to [1050/60] confirms that "frater eius Ebrardus" succeeded on the death of "Harduini vicecomitis Carnotensis", and confirmed his father's and brother's donations[39]...Ebrardi vicecomitis Carnotensis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1061/65] under which “Wicherium filium Guicherii de castro Reginaldi” claimed rights in the forest of Blémars[40]The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[41]

m HUMBERGE, daughter of ---.  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[42].  Dion suggests that Humberge brought her husband the châtellenie of Puiset, on the basis that the appanage granted to a younger son frequently formed part of his maternal heritage[43]An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, and that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” [the son of Humberge] retook the land[44], which suggests that Humberge may have been the sister of the [second] wife of Hugues “Bardoul” Seigneurs de Broyes (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY). 

Erard [I] & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         ERARD [II] de Breteuil (-16 Sep after 1105).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo"[45]Vicomte de Chartres.  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[46].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[47]Comte de Breteuil, resigned 1073.  He became a monk in 1077 as shown by the charter of that date under which "Waleranni…possessor in Francia castri…Bretulii" granted property for the love of "germanique mei fratris Ebrardi" who recently became a monk at Saint-Martin de Turenne (Marmoutier)[48].  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land, but that “Ebrardus frater eiusdem Hugonis, Majoris-Monasterii monachus” protested, the result being that the names of Hugues “et fratres eius Ebrardus et Galerannus, simulque pater eorum...Evrardus” were written into the necrology of Coulombs[49].  "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo" by charter dated 1095 which names "Hugonis de Puteolo patris eiusdem nepotis sui…mater eius Adelicia…et Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum, Gaufridus Brito cognatus eorum"[50].  He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1105[51]m ADELAIS de la Ferté-Baudouin, daughter of ---.  The Historia Conversionis Ebrardi vicecomitis Carnotensis confirms that Erard was married when he became a monk, dated to [1073/77][52]Her identity appears to be indicated by a charter dated 1076 which records that "Adelais de Firmitate Balduini", considering herself a widow after "maritus eius Evvrardus monachicam vitam expetisset", waived rights to revenue from “villa...Steovilla” in favour of Notre-Dame de Paris, with the consent of “Burchardi de Corboilo comitis...de cuius beneficio supradicte ville...pendet[53]Her origin has not been traced.  An indication is provided by the charter dated to [1085] under which "Dominus Guido de Firmitate et uxor eius Adeleisda" donated their rights "in tota terra Steoville et Boschelt et Alben" to Notre-Dame de Paris[54].  The donors have been identified as Guy [II] “le Rouge” de Montlhéry, future comte de Rochefort, and his [second] wife Adelais (see the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY).  It is not known whether their interest in “Steoville” was inherited from Guy’s or from Adelais’s family, although Adelais is recorded as the widow of Bouchard [II] Comte de Corbeil who consented to the donation made by Adelais de la Ferté-Bernard in 1076.  . 

2.         ADELAIDE de Breteuil (-1073 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[55].  Nun at Marmoutiers [1039/42]/1073. 

3.         VALERAN [I] de Breteuil (-after 25 Feb 1084).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1077 under which "Waleranni…possessor in Francia castri…Bretulii" granted property for the love of "germanique mei fratris Ebrardi" who recently became a monk at Saint-Martin de Turenne, witnessed by "Ursione viadomino Belvacensi et possessore Girbereici castri, Elia cognato eius"[56]Seigneur de Breteuil.  Co-seigneur de Creil. 

-        SEIGNEURS de BRETEUIL

4.         HUGUES [I] "Blavons" de Breteuil (-23 Dec, 1096 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[57].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[58].  Châtelain du Puiset 1067.  Vicomte de Chartres 1073. 

-        VICOMTES de CHARTRES

5.         ROBERT de Breteuil (-5 Nov 1077).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Notre-Dame de Breteuil 1066.  Gallia Christiana records that “Robertus filius Evrardi tertiogeniti Gilduini comitis et fundatoris” was appointed abbot of Breteuil in 1066 and died “calend. Nov 1077” but cites no primary source[59]

6.         ADELAIS de Breteuil .  Orderic Vitalis records that, after the death of his first wife, “Rogerius [de Monte-Gomerici]” married secondly “Adelaisam Ebrardi de Pusacio...filiam”, by whom he had “unum...filium...Ebrardum...inter regales capellanos usque hodie...in aula Guillelmi et Henrici, Angliæ regum” for about 26 years[60]m (after 1082) as his second wife, ROGER [II] de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury Baron de Bellême, son of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Montgommery and Vicomte de l'Hiémois & his wife Josceline --- (-Shrewsbury 27 Jul 1094, bur Shrewsbury Abbey). 

7.         [EREMBURGE .  Dion suggests that “il est fort probable qu’Ebrard fut aussi père de la femme de Rudalen seigneur de Dol en Bretagne”, presumably basing his hypothesis on the couple naming one of their sons Gilduin although this is not stated explicitly[61].  "Guillaume fils de Rivallon" restored property to Mont-Saint-Michel, with the consent of "sa mère Heremburge et de ses frères Jean et Gelduin" by charter dated [1060][62]m RIVALLON [II] Seigneur de Dol, son of HAMO [I] Vicomte de Dinan & his wife Roiantelina --- (-after [1064/65]).] 

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de CHARTRES (PUISET)

 

 

 

HUGUES [I] "Blavons" de Breteuil, son of ERARD [I] Comte de Breteuil, Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Humberge --- (-23 Dec, 1096 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[63].  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[64].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[65].  Châtelain du Puiset 1067.  Vicomte de Chartres 1073.  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land, but that “Ebrardus frater eiusdem Hugonis, Majoris-Monasterii monachus” protested, the result being that the names of Hugues “et fratres eius Ebrardus et Galerannus, simulque pater eorum...Evrardus” were written into the necrology of Coulombs[66].  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[67]

m ALIX de Montlhéry, daughter of GUY [I] Seigneur de Montlhéry & his wife Hodierne dame de Gometz et de la Ferté-Alais (-after 1097).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[68].  The Historia of Monk Aimon names "Milonem de Brayo et Guidonem Rubeum, Comitissam quoque Reiteste, et Bonam-vecinam de Pontibus, Elizabeth etiam uxorem Joscelini de Corteciniaco, insuper dominam de Puisat, et dominam de S. Galerico" as the children of "Guidonem" and his wife[69].  Dame de Villepreux.  "…Mater eius Adelicia…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[70].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Hugues [I] & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1077. 

2.         ODELINE du Puiset (-before 2 Nov 1107).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter under which “Ebrardus de Puteolo, filius Hugonis, cujus sororem Gallinus de Leugis duxit uxorem” donated trade freedoms “de Soors” to Coulombs[71].  The chronology indicates that Odeline was one of her parents’ older children.  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[72].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][73]m GAUCELIN [IV] Seigneur de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [III] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Ada --- (-before 2 Nov 1107). 

3.         ERARD [III] du Puiset (-Palestine 21 Aug [1099]).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[74].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo" which names "Hugonis de Puteolo patris eiusdem nepotis sui…"[75]William of Tyre names Evrard du Puiset among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders[76]Albert of Aix records that "Rotgerus de Barnevilla, Everhardus de Poisat militibus" accompanied Robert Duke of Normandy to the river Farfar, dated to late 1098 from the context[77].  "Hugo de Puteacio" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated to [1102/06][78].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "XII Kal Sep" of "Evrardus de Puteolo"[79]m ADELAIDE de Corbeil, daughter of BOUCHARD [II] Comte de Corbeil & his wife Isabelle de Ramerupt (-[after 1126]).  "Hugo de Puteolo…mater mea domina Aleidis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1108/1116] which specifies that she was a nun at Marcigny[80].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  [It is likely that the “comtesse de Corbeil” named in the following extracts was Adelaide.  Gocellus comte d’Edesse” confirmed the possession of “la terre de Kyaria” to Notre-Dame de la Vallée de Josaphat by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1126[81].  Kohler, in his summary of this charter (in French), adds that the land had been granted “par le seigneur Galeran” to “la comtesse de Corbolio”, with instructions to donate it for his soul, and that she had donated it to Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “l’abbé Gelduin” with the consent of “son fils”.  It is unclear whether Kohler based his addition on text included in the original charter (which he does not reproduce) or on another document (which he does not cite).  Röhricht’s summary (in Latin) is different: "Gocellus comes Edessanus" confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat of “terram Kyaria...quam dominus Galeran comitissæ de Corboil et illa assensu filii sui abbati dicti monasterii Gilduino donaverat[82].  Röhricht only cites Kohler, so presumably his text represents his own Latin translation of Kohler’s summary.  Röhricht’s text is difficult to interpret: on one reading “filii sui” and “abbati...Gilduino” could be the same person, on another “abbati...Gilduino” was intended to refer only to the recipient of the donation.  Kohler’s version makes no hint that the abbot was the countess’s son.  As Kohler was only one stage removed from the original, it should presumably be preferred.  If that is right, “filii sui” was presumably Adelaide’s son Hugues [III] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres.  As noted below, it appears that Gilduin Abbé at Josaphat may have been the younger brother of Adelaide’s husband.]  Erard [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [III] du Puiset (-[Palestine 1132]).  "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs with the consent of "patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" by charter dated 1109[83].  "Hugo de Puteolo…mater mea domina Aleidis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1108/1116] which specifies that she was a nun at Marcigny[84].  Seigneur du Puiset: "Walerannus de Villaperor" donated "terram...Alnetus...apud Stum Clodoaldum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Wido qui tunc tenebat castrum Puteoli quia frater Waleranni erat”, the same document recording that after some time (“aliquanto tempore elapso”) “Hugo filius Ebrardi ad quem, paterno jure, predictum castrum Puteoli pertinebat” came to Saint-Martin and confirmed the donation made by “patruus suus” at the request of “domno Teobaldo priore et domno Gilduino fratre predicti Waleranni”, undated but dated to 1108 by the editor of the compilation[85].  This document also indicates that his paternal uncle Guy held Puiset during the minority of Hugues [III].  The following documents suggest a lengthy process of correction of persecution of religious establishments by the Puiset family: "Hugo vicecomes filius Ebrardi de Puteolo", recently released from the king’s prison (“noviter cum exisset de carcere regis”), swore allegiance to Chartres Saint-Père, foreswore the damage done by his predecessors, and was welcomed back into “nostre fraternitatis”, by undated charter presumably dated to the early part of the reign of Louis VI King of France[86].  King Louis VI confirmed the possessions of Chartres Notre-Dame “a Puteacensibus dominis oppressam” by charter dated 1111[87]Vicomte de Chartres.  Comte de Corbeil.  A charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco” (which refers to the 1108 charter quoted above)[88].  Suger records a last rebellion by "Hugonem Puteolensem" against the king who disinherited him[89].  Dion indicates that Hugues [III] made a series of religious donations (of which the following two extracts are representative) before departing for Jerusalem late in his life, although he suggests that “les exemples abondent pour prouver que souvent ces donations n’étaient qu’une vente déguisée[90].  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[91].  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[92]Dion says that Suger records the death of Hugues [III] in 1132 “des suites d’un coup que dans une querelle de jeu un chevalier breton lui porta sur la tête avec le tablier ou damier sur lequel ils jouaient[93].  The corresponding text in Suger has not been found.  m (before 1104) AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1129).  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus…et Agnes uxor eius" donated property by charter dated to [1100/04][94]The origin of Agnes is uncertain.  Dion comments that “on ne voit nulle part le nom de famille d’Agnès[95].  Roger of Hoveden names [her supposed son] Hugues “Hugo de Puteaco thesaurarius Eboracensis ecclesiæ...regis Stephani nepos” when recording his appointment as bishop of Durham, dated to 1153[96].  If “nepos” in this passage can be correctly translated as nephew, she was Agnes, daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois et de Chartres & his wife Adela of England.  Dion states that Henri I “le Libéral” Comte de Champagne donated property for the anniversary of his father by charter dated 1152 which names [Agnes’s son] “Ebrardus de Puteolo consanguineus meus[97], which corroborates the existence of a relationship between the Blois/Champagne and Puiset families although the term “consanguineus” could include more distant connections.  If she was the daughter of Comte Etienne, her marriage date indicates that Agnes must have been one of his older children.  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[98].  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[99]Hugues [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ERARD [IV] du Puiset (-1190 or after).  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[100].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres

-         see below.   

ii)         BOUCHARD du Puiset (-[1186]).  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[101]"Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[102].  Archdeacon at Orléans 1128/86.  Chancellor of the bishop of Chartres 1176/86.  Bouchard had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HENRI du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1178. 

iii)        HUGUES du Puiset (-3 Mar 1195).  Bishop of Durham 1153.  Roger of Hoveden records the appointment of “Hugo de Puteaco thesaurarius Eboracensis ecclesiæ...regis Stephani nepos” as bishop of Durham, dated to 1153[103].  His parentage is also indicated indirectly by a later passage in Roger of Hoveden which names [his nephew, son of his brother Erard [IV]] “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi[104].  Richard I King of England sold Northumberland to him in 1189 to finance his participation in the Third Crusade.  Matthew Paris records the death in 1195 of "Hugo de Pusaz episcopus Dunelmensis"[105]Mistress (1): ADELISA de Percy, wife of RICHARD de Morville, illegitimate daughter of WILLIAM [II] de Percy & his mistress ---.  Her family origin is indicated by the undated charter under which her son “Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci[106].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  Bishop Hugues had [three] illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

(a)        HENRI du Puiset (-in England [1210/11]).  “Hugo…Dunelmensis episcopus” granted property to “filio nostro Henrico de Puteaco” by charter dated to [1189/95][107].  Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci”, by undated charter[108].  Willielmus de Percy, filius Rodbert de Perci” donated property to Nostell Priory by undated charter which names “Picotus avus meus”, witnessed by “Henrico de Pusat…[109].  He joined the Fourth Crusade in 1201.  The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Durham, dated to [1208/10]: "Henricus de Putiaco" held "ereditario de…baronia in Dicton et in Osmunderleia feodum i militis"[110].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Henricus de Puteaco" holding one knight’s fee "de Wigtone" in Yorkshire in [1210/12][111].  m (1182) as her second husband, DENISE de Tilly, widow of HENRY de Newmarch [Neufmarché], daughter of OTES de Tilly & his wife Mabel FitzRaven (-after 1211).  “Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci”, by undated charter[112].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a claim dated 1225, noted by Bracton, by her son "Adam de Novo Mercato" against "Willelmum comitem Warenne et priorem de Lewes" for "ecclesiam de Hethfeldia…advocacionem", the defendant claiming that "Mabilie de Tylle…avia ipsius Ade" gave the advocacy to him, while the plaintiff claimed that "Mabilia…[et] Odonis de Tylli viri sui" gave "manerium de Hethfeldia" to "Henrico de Novo Mercato patri suo in maritagium cum filia eorum", and recording that "Willelmus filius Raneue antecessor predicti Ade" had "filiam Mabiliam predictam" who had "filiam Dionisiam…mater Ade" and that "Willelmus…avus Dionisie" gave the land "in maritagium cum ipsa Mabilia Odoni viri suo" who gave it on the marriage of their daughter Denise[113]. 

(b)        HUGUES du Puiset (-1194 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Chancellor of the king of France 1179/1180. 

(c)        [MARGARET (-after [1195/1215]).  “Margareta filia Hugonis de Puteac” granted property “in parochia Sancti Dionisii” to “Nicholao Leverun” by charter dated to [1195/1215][114].  No indication has yet been found that Margaret’s father may have been the Bishop of Durham, but this would not be chronologically impossible.] 

4.         HUGUES du Puiset (-[1118]).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[115].  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[116].  "Hugo de Puteacio" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" with the consent of "fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" by charter dated [1102/06][117].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[118].  He arrived in the kingdom of Jerusalem after 1106 and acquired land in Jaffa.  Orderic Vitalis records that “Hugo enim de Pusacio et Simon de Aneto, Rodulfus quoque de Ponte Erchenfredi et Guascelinus frater eius” accompanied Bohémond I Prince of Antioch in Apulia in 1107[119].  Jaffa was elevated to the status of a lordship in 1118 by Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, and Hugues was installed as Lord of Jaffa. 

-        LORDS of JAFFA

5.         GUY du Puiset (-1127 or after).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[120].  Canon at Chartres 1100:  "...canonici...Guido de Puteolo..." witnessed the charter dated to [Oct 1100/1101] which records an agreement between Henri Comte de Blois and Ivo Bishop of Chartres relating to immunities[121].  He abandoned an ecclesiastical career in the early years of the 12th century.  The following document shows that Guy was Seigneur du Puiset, at least for a time, presumably during the minority of his nephew Hugues [III]: "Walerannus de Villaperor" donated "terram...Alnetus...apud Stum Clodoaldum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Wido qui tunc tenebat castrum Puteoli quia frater Waleranni erat”, the same document recording that after some time (“aliquanto tempore elapso”) “Hugo filius Ebrardi ad quem, paterno jure, predictum castrum Puteoli pertinebat” came to Saint-Martin and confirmed the donation made by “patruus suus” at the request of “domno Teobaldo priore et domno Gilduino fratre predicti Waleranni”, undated but dated to 1108 by the editor of the compilation[122].  Ivo Bishop of Chartres wrote to Pope Pascal II concerning the sacrilege of “Guidonem Puteacensem” leaving his clerical for a military career, and requesting him to confirm a sentence of excommunication, dated 1109[123].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[124]Teobaudus comes, Wido Puteacensis, Hugo de Creciaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1111 at Etampes under which Louis VI King of France donated “in Ermentardi Villa…brenagium” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[125]Seigneur de Méréville.  Vicomte d'Etampes: the Chronicon Mauriacensi records that "Guido etiam vicecomes Stampensium…magni Hugonis domini Puteoli…filius" donated property to Maurigny, undated[126]

-        SEIGNEURS de MEREVILLE

6.         HUMBERGE du Puiset .  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[127].  As her three brothers Gilduin, Waleran and Raoul are not named in this charter, it is likely that Humberge was older than them.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m GALON [II] Vicomte de Chaumont, son of EUDES [Odo] de Beaumont-sur-Oise Vicomte de Chaumont-en-Vexin & his wife --- (-after 1 Jul 1097). 

7.         GILDUIN du Puiset (-after 1126).  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[128].  Monk at Saint-Martin-des-Champs: "Walerannus de Villaperor" donated "terram...Alnetus...apud Stum Clodoaldum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Wido qui tunc tenebat castrum Puteoli quia frater Waleranni erat”, the same document recording that after some time (“aliquanto tempore elapso”) “Hugo filius Ebrardi ad quem, paterno jure, predictum castrum Puteoli pertinebat” came to Saint-Martin and confirmed the donation made by “patruus suus” at the request of “domno Teobaldo priore et domno Gilduino fratre predicti Waleranni”, undated but dated to 1108 by the editor of the compilation[129].  Abbot of Notre-Dame de la Vallée de Josaphat [1120]: in light of the [25 Dec 1122/18 Apr 1123] charter quoted below, there seems little doubt that the abbot was the same person as the monk in Paris named in 1108.  Baudouin II King of Jerusalem confirmed the possessions of the church of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and "consanguinei sui Gelduini...abbati electo", with the support of “Goscelino principe Tyberiadis et Willelmo de Buris”, by charter dated 31 Jan 1120[130].  Abbot Gilduin would have been first cousin of King Baudouin through their mothers, consistent with the term “consanguinei” in this charter.  The circumstances of Gilduin’s arrival in the kingdom of Jerusalem are not recorded, but presumably he joined his brother Hugues who was installed as Lord of Jaffa in 1118 (see above).  Hugues Lord of Jaffa [nephew of Gilduin] donated land “in territorio seu dominatu Ascalonis...”, and confirmed the donation of “unum casale Dargeboam...et tertiam partem...Zonia” made by “Barisanus constabularius meus”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat “in manu domini Gelduini patrui mei, abbatis eiusdem loci”, with the advice of “uxoris meæ Emme”, by charter dated to 25 Dec 1122/18 Apr 1123 [presumably several months too early in view of the date of Hugues’s marriage][131].  The family relationship between the donor and the abbot is not mentioned in Kohler’s summary of the same document[132]: Mayer states that he used a manuscript in the State Library of Palermo to correct it.  “Gocellus comte d’Edesse” confirmed the possession of “la terre de Kyaria” to Notre-Dame de la Vallée de Josaphat by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1126[133].  Kohler, in his summary of this charter (in French), adds that the land had been granted “par le seigneur Galeran” to “la comtesse de Corbolio”, with instructions to donate it for his soul, and that she had donated it to Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “l’abbé Gelduin” with the consent of “son fils”.  It is unclear whether Kohler based his addition on text included in the original charter (which he does not reproduce) or on another document (which he does not cite).  Röhricht’s summary (in Latin) is different: "Gocellus comes Edessanus" confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat of “terram Kyaria...quam dominus Galeran comitissæ de Corboil et illa assensu filii sui abbati dicti monasterii Gilduino donaverat[134].  Röhricht only cites Kohler, so presumably his text represents his own Latin translation of Kohler’s summary.  Röhricht’s text is difficult to interpret: on one reading “filii sui” and “abbati...Gilduino” could be the same person, on another “abbati...Gilduino” was intended to refer only to the recipient of the donation.  Kohler’s version makes no hint that the abbot was the countess’s son.  As Kohler was only one stage removed from the original, it should presumably be preferred, which would be consistent with Abbot Gilduin being the son of Hugues [I].  King Baudouin II donated “casalia Bestella in territorio Tyrensi et Sardanas ante Tyrum sita” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat “per manum Gelduini abbatis” by charter dated to before 1130[135]. 

8.         GALERAN du Puiset (-in prison [1123/26]).  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[136]"Galerannus filius Hugonis de Puteolo" donated serfs which "mater eius Adaleidis" had to Notre-Dame de Longpont by charter dated 30 Sep [1100][137]"Fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" consented to the donation by "Hugo de Puteacio" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated [1102/06][138].  Seigneur de Villepreux: "Walerannus de Villaperor" donated "terram...Alnetus...apud Stum Clodoaldum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Wido qui tunc tenebat castrum Puteoli quia frater Waleranni erat”, the same document recording that after some time (“aliquanto tempore elapso”) “Hugo filius Ebrardi ad quem, paterno jure, predictum castrum Puteoli pertinebat” came to Saint-Martin and confirmed the donation made by “patruus suus” at the request of “domno Teobaldo priore et domno Gilduino fratre predicti Waleranni”, undated but dated to 1108 by the editor of the compilation[139].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[140].  A charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco[141]Runciman states that Baudouin II Count of Edessa gave him Birejik in 1116 after capturing it from Abu'lgharib, whose daughter Waléran married[142].  Bar Hebræus records that in A.H. 515 (1121/22) "Balec fils de Behram et petit-fils d'Ortok" captured "Josselin et Keliam, fils de la tante maternelle de Josselin", refused to accept payment of a ransom, and imprisoned them "dans le château de Khartbert"[143]"Gozellus comes Edessanus" confirmed a donation to the church of St. Marie, Josaphat, with the consent of "filii sui abbatis dicti monasterio Gilduino", of "terram Kyaria" by "dominus Galeran comitissæ de Corboil" by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1126[144], although the garbled description of the donors makes their definite identification difficult.  m ([1116]) --- of Birejk, daughter of ABELGHARIB Lord of Birejk.  Runciman states that Waleran married the daughter of Abu'lgharib after capturing Birejik in 1116[145], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. 

9.         RAOUL du Puiset .  "Fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" consented to the donation by "Hugo de Puteacio" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated [1102/06][146].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[147]

10.      [--- du Puiset .  The parentage of Erard de Villepreux has not been ascertained with certainty.  As noted below, Dion suggests that he was the son of Guy du Puiset Seigneur de Méréville, fourth son of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres (see above), despite Erard being described in a charter dated 1157 as “parent” (a term which likely indicates a family relationship more remote than brothers) of Hugues de Méréville (son of Guy).  Galéran, fifth son of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres, is recorded as seigneur de Villepreux: a charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco[148].  If Galéran died without direct heirs, it is possible that he transmitted Villepreux to a nephew.  Until more information comes to light, the parent of Erard de Villepreux is shown as a possible child of Hugues [I] du Puiset.  If that is correct, he/she may have been the same person as one of the other sons/daughters who are named above.]  m ---.  [One child]: 

a)         [ERARD [I] de Villepreux (-[1169]).  Dion (in a work which is not consistently accurate) names "Ebrard tige des seigneurs de Villepreux" as the second son of Guy du Puiset Seigneur de Méréville and his wife Leticie d’Etampes (see above), without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[149].  Bernois cites a charter dated 1157 under which Hugues de Méréville “avec son parent Erard de Villepreux” were present at an “un acte d’arbitrage passé entre Manassès de Garlande évêque d’Orléans et le seigneur de La Ferté-Hubert[150].  As noted above, “parent” suggests a family relationship which is more remote than brothers, although it is acknowledged that the extract is reproduced in translation only and the original Latin term in the document is not known.  Seigneur de Villepreux.  Dion indicates that Erard died in 1169, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[151].  Considering the general chronology of the Puiset family, this date seems late for the death of a grandson of Hugues [I] du Puiset.  m JULIENNE de la Ferté-Arnaud, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Ferté & his wife --- (-after [1136]).  Dion (in a work which includes numerous inaccuracies) names "Julienne héritière de la famille de la Ferté-Arnaud, fille de Guillaume, qui vivait en 1101 et 1116, sœur d’Ernaud et de Hugues successivement seigneurs de la Ferté, ce dernier entre 1136 et 1139" as the wife of Erard de Villepreux, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[152].  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[153].  Erard & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [ERARD [II] de Villepreux (-[1169]).  No direct proof has been found of the existence of Erard [II] de Villepreux.  As noted above, Dion indicates that Erard, husband of Julienne de la Ferté-Arnaud, died in 1169, which seems late for the death of a grandson of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres.  The primary source on which this date is based is not known.  However, one plausible possibility appears to be the existence of a second Erard de Villepreux, son of the first, to whom the death record in 1169 relates.  This suggestion appears to be corroborated by Gallia Christiana’s reference to Hervé de Villepreux abbot of Marmoutier being the uncle of Ernaud de la Ferté, considering that the death of Hervé in 1203 appears to be incompatible with his having been the son of the supposed older Erard de Villepreux.  m ---.  The name of Erard’s wife is not known.  Erard [II] & his wife had children:] 

(a)       ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after 1178).  Seigneur de la Ferté-Arnaud.  Gallia Christiana records that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[154]

-         SEIGNEURS de la FERTE-ARNAUD

ii)         [HERVE de Villepreux (-20 Apr 1203).  Abbot of Marmoutier.  Gallia Christiana records the appointment of “Hervæus” as abbot of Marmoutier in May 1177, adding that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[155].  Chantelou states that Abbot Hervé was “Nivelonis episcopi Suessionensis consanguineus” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[156].  He resigned as abbot in 1187. 

 

 

ERARD [IV] du Puiset, son of HUGUES [III] Seigneur du Puiset, Vicomte de Chartres, Comte de Corbeil & his wife Agnes de Blois (-1190 or after).  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[157]"Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[158].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  "Ebrardi de Pusiaco" is recorded as present in a charter dated to [1190] under which "Reginaldus Gonele" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun, witnessed by "Maria uxor Ebrardi"[159]

m [firstly] HELOISE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified.  1148/50. 

[m secondly MARIE, daughter of ---.  "Maria uxor Ebrardi" witnessed a charter dated to [1190] under which "Reginaldus Gonele" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun in the presence of "Ebrardi de Pusiaco"[160].  This is the only reference so far found to Erard having a wife named Marie, assuming that the document refers to Erard [IV] du Puiset which seems probable.] 

Erard [IV] & his [first] wife had four children: 

1.         HUGUES [IV] du Puiset (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the passage from Roger of Hoveden which is quoted below.  Vicomte de ChartresComte de Bar-sur-Seine, de iure uxorisRoger of Hoveden records that “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi” landed “apud Herterpol”, dated to 1174[161]

-        COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE

2.         HENRI du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1139/90.  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis…inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster", by charter dated to [1175/84], witnessed by "…Henricus de Puisat…"[162]

3.         GALERAN du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1148/50. 

4.         BOUCHARD du Puiset (-before 1196).  1189.  Archdeacon of Orléans.  Archdeacon at Durham.  A charter of Eudes Bishop of Paris dated 1196 records a judgment to settle a dispute concerning the inheritance of "Buchardus Aurelianensis archidiaconus…consanguineus noster" and names "consanguineo nostro H[ugone] quondam episcopo Dunelm patruo suo" and "comes Barri et de Puteaco dominus, dicti Buchardi nepos"[163]

 

 

 

D.      VIDAMES de CHARTRES

 

 

It is difficult to assess the precise area of responsibility of the vidame with respect to the bishopric of Chartres.  The name of the vidame appears in subscription lists of some, but not all, charters issued by the bishop, other ecclesiastical dignitaries, and lay persons including members of the comital family.  The charters in question cover the whole range of activities which are typically recorded in such documents during the medieval period, including donations, confirmations of donations, and settlements of disputes relating to rights.  No pattern emerges from which it can be deduced which types of transaction required the vidame’s assistance. 

 

 

1.         GIROARD [I] (-8 Jun ----).  The necrology of Juziers priory records the death 8 Jun” of “Geroardus laicus, pater Alvei abbatis[164]m ---.  The name of Giroard’s wife is not known.  Giroard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GIROARD [II] (-4 Jul ----).  Vidame de Chartres"Giroardus vicedominus..." subscribed the charter dated to [930] under which "Aganus...episcopus Carnotensis æcclesiæ" listed the vines and lands of the abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée[165].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Non Jul” of “Geroardus frater Alvei[166]

b)         ALVEE (-before [954]).  "...Alveus...presbiter et archiclavus..." subscribed the charter dated 1 Oct 940 under which "Teodericus..." donated vines to the abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée[167]Abbé de Saint-Père en Vallée.  A charter dated to [954] of "Ragenfredus...sanctæ sedi Carnotinæ...antistes" names "bonæ memoriæ...Alvei"[168]

c)         GERTRAN (-28 Mar ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “V Kal Apr” of “Gertrannus frater Alvei abbatis[169]

 

 

There is no evidence to indicate who held the vidamé de Chartres between Giroard [II] and Rainaud.  Nor is it known whether the two were related. 

 

1.         RAINAUD [Ragenold] (-12 Apr [1035]).  Vidame de Chartres.  “...Ragenaldi vicedomini...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 under which Eudes [II] Comte de Chartres donated “burgum...Muretum” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[170]The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “II Id Apr” of “Raginaldus vicedominus[171]m ODA, daughter of --- (-22 Aug ----).  "...Odæ uxoris Ragenoldi vicedomni..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Rodulfus...” donated “in villa...Ermenterias” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[172].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XI Kal Sep” of “Oda, Alberti vicedomini mater” and her donation of “villam...Piredellium[173].  Rainaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBERT (-18 Jul before 1044).  Vidame de Chartres.  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XV Kal Aug” of “Albertus vicedominus” and his donation of “villam...Piredellium[174]

b)         HILDOUIN (-16 Oct ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XVII Kal Nov” of “Hilduinus, Ragenoldi vicedomini filius, subdiaconus et canonicus...Mariæ[175]

 

 

Merlet and Clerval suggest that Hugues [I] was the brother of Vidame Albert, although emphasise that no proof of this hypothesis exists[176].  According to the genealogical table inserted by Lépinois and Merlet in their introduction to the cartulary of Notre-Dame de Chartres, Hugues was the son of "Nivelon" brother of Vidame Albert, but no sources are cited[177].  It appears that this supposed connection is completely speculative, based on the charter dated 1033, under which Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou bought “molendinum...prope ecclesiam Sancti-Martini” from “Erfredo Ruffo...milite Burchardis senioris de Charismot”, which was subscribed by "...Nivelo de Carnoto...[178].  It is possible that the subscriber was the same person as Nivelon [I] Seigneur de Fréteval, from which appears to have arisen the tradition that the seigneurs de Fréteval and the vidame de Chartres were descended from the same family.  No primary source evidence has been found which indicates that this might be correct. 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] (-24 Apr [1070/77]).  Vidame de Chartres"…Hugonis vicedomini de Carnoto…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[179].  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[180].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Gaszo de Castello, Hugo vicedominus...[181]Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[182].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of “Hugo vicedominus[183].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Hugo vicedominus Carnotensium[184].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Ugo vicedominus” and his donation of “decimam culture de Muncellis S. Stephano et decimam vinearum juxta eius ecclesiam[185]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[186].  Hugues [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUERRY (-10 Jan [1090]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[187]Vidame de Chartres"Albertus...Hugonis...Carnotensis vicedomini filius" donated “æcclesia sancti Leobini...in Braio castro super fluvium Osannæ” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “mei...fratris...Guerrici qui nunc est post patris mei mortem vicedominus”, by charter dated to before 1080[188].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Id Jan” of “Guerricus vicedominus” adding that “uxor eius” donated “Balduinum servum suum” to Chartres for his soul with the consent of “omnibus filiis filiabusque[189].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “IV Id Jan” of "Guerricus vicedominus Carnotensium[190].  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis”, and that even later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[191]m as her first husband, HELISENDE, daughter of ANSCULF & his wife --- (-15 Jul after 1120).  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[192].  Her parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Jean en Vallée which records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Anscolfus pater Helisendis vicedomine[193].  She married secondly [as his second wife,] Barthélemy Boël.  "Ex parte nostra [=Saint-Père de Chartres], Bartholomeus qui cognomentur Bodellus, Hugo vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus et filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1089/1101] under which “Stephanus Carnotensis comitis et uxor mea Adela” donated a serf to Saint-Père de Chartres[194].  "Ex parte Garini...Bartholomeus vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus..." subscribed the charter dated to [1090/1101] under which “servis sancti Petri, Guarinus” was absolved from service by Saint-Père de Chartres[195].  "Bodellus Carnotensis vicedominus" donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres, with the consent of “filio meo...Girardo”, by undated charter[196].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[197].  "...Helisendis vicedomina et Girardus filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1104 which records the donation of vines to Saint-Père de Chartres made by “comitissa...Adela[198]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[199].  “Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][200].  Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant”, by charter dated 1120[201]The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Id Jul" of "Helisendis vicedomina[202].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helissendis vicecomitissa[203]Guerry & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          HUGUES [II] (-6 Oct [1104])A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[204]Vidame de Chartres"Ex parte nostra [=Saint-Père de Chartres], Bartholomeus qui cognomentur Bodellus, Hugo vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus et filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1089/1101] under which “Stephanus Carnotensis comitis et uxor mea Adela” donated a serf to Saint-Père de Chartres[205].  A charter dated 1099 records the reforms of the abbey of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée and refers to an act of Hugone vicedomino hujus civitatis[206]"Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[207].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “II Non Oct of "Hugo vicedominus” for whose soul “Helissendis mater sua” donated “Ermentardivillam et alia[208]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[209]m ([1100/04]) as her first husband, AGNES de Montigny Dame de Montigny, daughter of GANELON [II] Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Comtesse ---.  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[210]A charter dated to [1096/1101] records that Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" attacked mills of Marmoutier and donations made by "Guanilo predecessor eius Montiniaci castri dominus", the settlement agreed by “Adeladis [error for Agnes?] filia memorati Guanilonis apud Montiniacum castrum[211].  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus, eo tempore quo tenebat Montiniacum, et Agnes uxor eius" donated "Sarmasias..." to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1100/04][212]A charter dated to [1107] records that "domina Montiniaci Agnes" claimed property from Marmoutier[213].  "Agnes Montiniaci castri domina" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1107[214].  "Agnes de Montiniaco...que nec maritum nec filium nec filiam tunc habebat" consented to the donation of “terram...de Romainvilla et de Foresta et de Castro” to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated to [1114][215]She married secondly ([1114]) Eudes de VallièresA charter dated to [1115] records that "Agnes de Montigneio antequam Odoni nuberem" donated land to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron and that after “Odo factus maritus meus” she donated “terre nemorisve a valle Cordelle[216]

ii)         ETIENNE (-Jerusalem 12 Jun 1130).  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[217].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Jean en Vallée which records the death 10 May of “Hersendis, Guerrici filia vicedomini, soror Stephani istius ecclesie abbatis, deinde patriarchæ Jerusalem[218].  "...Stephanus vicedominus...Girardus filius vicedomine...", and in a second list “...Stephanus vicedominus, Girardus filius Boelli hujus ecclesie signiferi”, subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[219]Abbé de Saint-Jean en Vallée.  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[220].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[221]Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][222].  Patriarch of Jerusalem 1128.  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “II Id Jun” of "Stephanus abbas S. Johannis et postea patriarcha Jherosolimitanus” on whose entry “ad ecclesiam nostram Valeie vallis” was donated “villam...Moncellos...et Ermentarvillam[223]

iii)        HERSENDE (-10 May ----).  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VI Id Mai” of "Hersendis Guerrici filia vicedomini, soror Stephani istius ecclesie abbatis, deinde patriarche Ierosolimitani[224]

iv)       ELISABETH (-17/18 Apr [1149/55])A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[225].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[226]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[227].  “Elisabeth de Ferrariis vicedomina Carnotensis” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Robertus de Chaurcis et Radulfus frater eius...Moreherius de Leugis et Hylarius frater eius, Haimericus de Leugis...[228].  A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[229]Helisabeth Carnotine civitatis vicedomina” granted duty exemptions to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 28 May 1140[230]"Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][231].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Mai" of "Helisabeth vicedomina” and her donation of property “apud Mundamvillam tenebat de feodo eius Stephanus Raginaldi filius”, with the consent after the death of his mother of “Guillelmus[232].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XIV Kal Mai” of "Elisabet vicedomina[233]m GUILLAUME [I] de Ferrières, son of --- (-3 or 16 May before [1130]).  Vidame de Chartres

v)        [LAURETTE (-after [1149/55]).  "Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][234].  It is not known whether Laurette was the full sister or half-sister of Elisabeth.] 

vi)       [GERARD (-after 1120).  It is possible that all the following entries refer to the same person.  "Bodellus Carnotensis vicedominus" donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres, with the consent of “filio meo...Girardo”, by undated charter[235].  This document makes it clear that Gérard was the son of Barthélemy Boël, although the name of his mother is not known.  Four other charters name Gérard as son of Hélisende, but do not name his father.  "...Stephanus vicedominus...Girardus filius vicedomine...", and in a second list “...Stephanus vicedominus, Girardus filius Boelli hujus ecclesie signiferi”, subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[236].  "...Helisendis vicedomina et Girardus filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1104 which records the donation of vines to Saint-Père de Chartres made by “comitissa...Adela[237]Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][238].  Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant”, by charter dated 1120[239].  In the third of this second set of charters, Gérard is named before his brother Etienne, suggesting that he was older.  If that is correct, he would have been Hélisende’s son by Vidame Guerry.  However, in that case it is unclear why Gérard would not have succeeded as vidame de Chartres on the death of his brother Hugues [II].  Although these documents, read together, are somewhat contradictory, the most likely hypothesis is that Gérard was the son of Hélisende by her second husband.]  

b)         HUGUES (-after [1042/51]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[240].  A charter dated to [1049/60] records a cooperation agreement between Monmajour monastery and "ecclesie Carnotensis episcopo...Aguoberto", subscribed by "…Hugonis filii vicedomini…"[241]

c)         ALBERT (-after [1079]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[242].  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[243].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[244].  "Albertus...Hugonis...Carnotensis vicedomini filius" donated “æcclesia sancti Leobini...in Braio castro super fluvium Osannæ” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “mei...fratris...Guerrici qui nunc est post patris mei mortem vicedominus”, by charter dated to before 1080[245].

 

 

No convincing evidence has been found which indicates the family origin of Guillaume [I] de Ferrières.  According to the editor of the cartulary of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, he was the same person as Guillaume son of Guillaume de la Ferté-Arnaud[246].  This is presumably based on the superficial similarity of the two family names in Latin, but the suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view, assuming that the dating of the relevant charters is accurate, given the date of death of Guillaume de Ferrières shown below.   

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Ferrières (-3 or 16 May before [1130])Vidame de Chartres, de iure uxorisA charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[247]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[248]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “V Non Mai” of "Guillelmus Ferreriis” and the donation made by “Hisabellis uxor sua[249].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XVII Kal Jun” of "Gillelmus de Ferrariis[250]m ELISABETH, daughter of GUERRY Vidame de Chartres & his wife Hélisende --- (-17/18 Apr [1149/55]).  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[251].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[252]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[253].  “Elisabeth de Ferrariis vicedomina Carnotensis” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Robertus de Chaurcis et Radulfus frater eius...Moreherius de Leugis et Hylarius frater eius, Haimericus de Leugis...[254].  "Helisabeth vicedomina de cujus fevo eadem terra erat et Guillelmo de Ferrariis filio eiusdem vicedomine..." confirmed the donation of “decimam terre sue...apud Treionem” to Saint-Père made by “Robertus miles de Sancto Leodegario”, by charter dated to [1132][255]A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[256]Helisabeth Carnotine civitatis vicedomina” granted duty exemptions to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 28 May 1140[257]"Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][258].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Mai" of "Helisabeth vicedomina” and her donation of property “apud Mundamvillam tenebat de feodo eius Stephanus Raginaldi filius”, with the consent after the death of his mother of “Guillelmus[259].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XIV Kal Mai” of "Elisabet vicedomina[260]Guillaume [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENRI de Ferrières (-20 Jan [1130/32]).  Vidame de ChartresH. de Ferrariis Carnotensis vicedominus” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Willelmus frater eius......[261].  A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[262].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “XIII Kal Feb” of "Hainricus de Ferreriis filius vicedomine[263]

b)         GUILLAUME [II] de Ferrières (-after [1149/55]).  H. de Ferrariis Carnotensis vicedominus” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Willelmus frater eius......[264].  "Helisabeth vicedomina de cujus fevo eadem terra erat et Guillelmo de Ferrariis filio eiusdem vicedomine..." confirmed the donation of “decimam terre sue...apud Treionem” to Saint-Père made by “Robertus miles de Sancto Leodegario”, by charter dated to [1132][265].  "Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][266]

 

 

No indication has been found of the parentage of the following person.  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that he was another son of Guillaume [I] de Ferrìères and his wife Elisabeth, or their grandson.  It is assumed that "R." represents either Renaud or Robert, the latter being the most likely possibility considering that the name appears in later generations of the Ferrières family. 

 

1.         R--- (-after [1147]).  Vidame de Chartres"R. Carnotensis vicedominus" recorded that “Philippus de Treione” installed “Galterium filium suum” as a monk at Chartres Saint-Père on leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated to [1147][267]

 

 

It is unclear whether Guillaume [III] de Ferrières was the same person as Guillaume [II] who is shown above.  Unfortunately the indications of the chronology of the family are not sufficiently clear to decide whether this co-identity is possible. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [III] de Ferrières (-29 Apr ----).  Vidame de ChartresG. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][268]"Guillelmus de Ferrariis vicedominus Carnotensis" renounced claims to “apud Treionum...decimam vinearum...et quod in piscatoria molendini de Spina” by charter dated to [1180][269].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Kal Mai" of "Guillelmus vicedominus[270]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][271].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         ROBERT (-1196 or before).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][272]Vidame de Chartres.  “Robertus Carnotensium vicedominus” confirmed the donation of “dimidium magne decime Andeville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “antecessores mei” by charter dated to [1190][273].  “Robertus vicedominus Carnotensis” bequeathed certain property to various abbeys and churches by charter dated to [1193], witnessed by “Gervasius de Castello cognatus meus, Gacio de Pissiaco cognatus meus, Robertus frater suus...[274].  The precise relationships between the donor and Gervais de Châteauneuf and Gasce [VI] de Poissy (see PARIS REGION for both their families) have not been traced. 

b)         JEAN (-[29 Dec or 28 Jan] after 1196).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][275]Vidame de Chartres.  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[276]The necrology of Saint-André de Chartres records the death “IV Kal Jan“ of "Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” and his donation of “censum...in cimiterio Hallé[277].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “V Kal Feb“ of "Johannes vicedominus[278].  The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “V Kal Jan“ of "Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis[279]m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Lèves, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-18 Jul after 1242).  Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[280]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame to take place after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[281].  The name of Marguerite’s first husband has not been confirmed beyond all doubt.  Many of the charters quoted below name her “Margarita quondam vicedomina”, indicating that her first husband has been vidame de Chartres.  There are two possibilities: Robert de Ferrières and his brother Jean.  Of these, Jean is the most likely.  Marguerite’s younger sister was married to Guillaume, younger brother of Robert and Jean.  Marguerite’s father belonged to a junior branch of the Lèves family, his daughters would not have had the status to marry Robert, oldest son of the family of the vidames and heir to the vidamé.  On the other hand, Marguerite would presumably have been a good candidate to marry Jean, whose succession to the vidamé was at that time in no way assured.  She married secondly Garin de FriaiseGaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[282].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[283].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[284].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[285].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[286].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[287].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[288]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[289].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[290]

c)         GUILLAUME (-Constantinople 29/30 May 1204).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][291].  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[292].  Vidame de Chartres.  “Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie”, by charter dated May 1201[293]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" donated revenue from vines to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated 1202[294].  "Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed his donation to Chartres Notre-Dame after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[295].  Souchet refers to a charter which records that Guillaume vidame de Chartres donated annual harvest from “sa grange de Generville” to the Templars while in good health at Acre and later, when ill in Constantinople a further donation on the advice of “Gervais de Chasteauneuf et de Guillaume de Courtois”, adding that he was received as a Templar in Apr 1204[296].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “IV Kal Jun“ of "Guillelmus vicedominus[297].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “III Kal Jun” of "Guillermus vicedominus Carnoti qui dedit nobis decimam vinearum suarum in Treione[298]m as her first husband, MABILE de Lèves, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-[1220/Feb 1227]).  “Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie”, by charter dated May 1201[299]Her first marriage is indicated by the necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat which records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[300].  She married secondly (after 1204) Hugues de Meslay

d)         [--- .  The identity of Hélisende’s parents has not been ascertained.  The charter dated May 1226, quoted below, confirms that Hélisende was the niece of Hélisende, daughter of Guillaume [III] de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres.  As she passed the vidamé to her husband, she must have been the most senior surviving heir after the deaths of the three brothers Robert, Jean and Guillaume.  Robert and Jean can be dismissed, as the inheritance by their younger brother Guillaume indicates that both must have died childless.  There are two remaining possibilities: Guillaume Vidame de Chartres or his oldest sister Isabelle (the identity of whose husband has not been confirmed, assuming that she did marry).  There appears no way of deciding which may be the more probable candidate as the father or mother of Hélisende.  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          HELISENDE (-[2 May or 15 Jul] 1251, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[301].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[302].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[303].  “Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[304]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[305].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “2 Mai 1251“ of "Helissendis quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and her burial at the church[306]m GEOFFROY de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-before Jul 1248).  Vidame de Chartres.

e)         ISABELLE de Ferrières (-after 1196).  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[307].  The relationship between the donor and Isabelle and Helisende is not specified in the document but the context suggests that they were his sisters.  This family relationship is confirmed by the charter dated May 1226 under which “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende[308].   

f)          HELISENDE de Ferrières (-1 Jun before Jul 1223).  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[309].  The relationship between the donor and Isabelle and Helisende is not specified in the document but the context suggests that they were his sisters.  This family relationship is confirmed by the charter dated May 1226 under which “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende[310].  Her [first] marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul 1223 under which “Johannem de Fresneuse militem” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “mater sua defuncta Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla[311], read together with the charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.) under which “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta[312].  Her [second] marriage is indicated by the references to Hélisende as Dame de Tachainville, but no source has been identified which names her supposed second husband.  If this hypothesis is correct, it is likely that she was her second husband’s second wife and that she had no further children by him: this is because Marguerite, daughter of Hugues de Meslay, married a Robert de Tachainville (see below), but Garin de Friaise (Hélisende’s second son by her [first] husband) only names his brother Jean in the source dated Feb 1222 which is quoted below.  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Kal Jun“ of "Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla[313]m [firstly] GAUTHIER de Friaise, son of ---.  [It is assumed that the following entries all refer to a previous generation of the Friaise family: they could not refer to Gauthier’s sons named Jean and Garin as their mother is named as Hélisende in the source quoted below, whereas the mother of Jean de Friaise who issued the Feb 1197 charter is named as Rohedis in that document.  Another possibilty of course is that “Rohedis” could represent a misreading of a name which was difficult to decipher in the original manuscript.  "Johannes de Friesia miles" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Garino fratre meo”, by charter dated 1191[314]Johannes de Friesia” confirmed the donation of property “in foresta de Campo-Rotundo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Gauterius”, with the consent of “fratre meo Garino...matris mee Rohedis, sororis mee Cernine”, by charter dated Feb 1197 (O.S.)[315].  “Johannes de Friessia miles” reached agreement with other owners of “molendini de Charruel” about repairs, with the consent of “Garinus frater meus”, by charter dated May 1202[316]"Stephanus de Pertico miles" confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "Johannes de Friesia miles...concedente fratre suo Guarino" by charter dated Jun 1202[317]Guarinus de Friesia miles” donated his rights “in tercia parte molendini...Charruel” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, for the souls of “patris et matris mee, alterum...fratris mei Johannis et mea”, by charter dated 1207[318]The necrology of Courville Saint-Nicolas records the anniversary “VIII Id Mar“ of "Guarini de Friesia militis, patris et matris eiusdem, et Johannis [de] Friesia militis fratris eius” and his donation of “terciam partem molendini de Charruel[319].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XVIII Kal Mai“ of "Johannes de Friesia miles[320].]  [m secondly [as his second wife,] --- [Seigneur] de Tachainville, son of ---.]  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Friaise (-after May 1226).  “Johannem de Fresneuse militem” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “mater sua defuncta Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla” by charter dated Jul 1223[321].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[322]

ii)         GARIN de Friaise (-13 Sep [1231/1240]).  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[323].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[324]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Id Sep“ of "Garinus de Friesia miles[325]m as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Lèves, widow of JEAN Vidame de Chartres, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-18 Jul after 1242).  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[326].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[327].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[328].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[329]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[330].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[331]

g)         MARGUERITE de Ferrières (-Belhomert).  According to Merlet, Marguerite was the third daughter of Guillaume [III] de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres who became a nun at Belhomert where she died, but he cites no primary sources on which he bases his statements[332]

 

 

The relationship between Robert de Ferrières, shown below, and the family shown above has not been ascertained.  It is possible that he was descended from a brother of Guillaume [I] de Ferrières. 

 

1.         ROBERT de Ferrières"Robertus de Ferrariis miles" settled a dispute with Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Johannes miles meus filius”, by charter dated Oct 1220[333]m ---.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN de Ferrières .  "Robertus de Ferrariis miles" settled a dispute with Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Johannes miles meus filius”, by charter dated Oct 1220[334]

 

 

GEOFFROY de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-before Jul 1248)"Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[335]"Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[336].  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[337]Vidame de Chartres, de iure uxoris.  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[338].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[339].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[340]"Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis" donated property “in villa de Treione” Chartres Saint-Père, on leaving “in Albigensium terram” with Louis VI King of France, by charter dated May 1226[341]Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[342]Ursio de Melleio dominus de Fractavalle” settled a dispute by charter dated 1235 which provides for the consent of “Gaufredus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus[343].  This charter places the parentage of Vidame Geoffroy beyond any doubt.  Gaufridus de Merlaio” confirmed bequests to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “defuncta Margarita soror mea quondam domina de Tachenvilla” by charter dated Jun 1237[344]

m HELISENDE, daughter of --- (-[2 May or 15 Jul] 1251, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[345].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[346].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[347].  “Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[348]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[349].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[350].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “2 Mai 1251“ of "Helissendis quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and her burial at the church[351]

Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Meslay (-after Jul 1248).  Vidame de Chartres"Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[352]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[353]m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[354]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[355]

2.         MATHIEU de Meslay (-3 Nov after Jan [1292]).  "Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[356]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[357]"Matheus dictus vicedominus" promised to ratify an exchange with Châteaudun La Madeleine “fratri meo Matheo militi”, in accordance with agreements of “Guillermus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus...et Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et domina Fractevallis et Nevello filius eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[358].  "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to Mathieu Bishop of Chartres for property inherited "ex morte mee...matris", except for obligations owed to “Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis”, by charter dated Apr 1252 which names “...Philippus frater meus armiger” among his fiduciaries[359]Matheus vicedominus Carnotencis miles” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannem et Gaufridum de Mellaio patrem meum quondam vicedominum Carnotensem” with the consent of “Guillelmo patre dicti Johannis et sororibus eius Isabella et Helissende”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Juliane”, by charter dated May 1260[360]"Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" exchanged property with La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Helissendis quondam mater mea”, by charter dated Sep 1278[361].  Pannetier de France 1288[362].  Père Anselme records that Mathieu confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, naming his sons “Guillaume, Robert et Guy”, by charter dated end-Jan 1291 (O.S.?)[363].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “III Non Nov“ of "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis[364]m JULIANE, daughter of ---.  “Matheus vicedominus Carnotencis miles” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannem et Gaufridum de Mellaio patrem meum quondam vicedominum Carnotensem” with the consent of “Guillelmo patre dicti Johannis et sororibus eius Isabella et Helissende”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Juliane”, by charter dated May 1260[365].  Mathieu & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUMEPère Anselme records that Mathieu confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, naming his sons “Guillaume, Robert et Guy”, by charter dated end-Jan 1291 (O.S.?)[366]

b)         ROBERTPère Anselme records that Mathieu confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, naming his sons “Guillaume, Robert et Guy”, by charter dated end-Jan 1291 (O.S.?)[367]

c)         GUYPère Anselme records that Mathieu confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, naming his sons “Guillaume, Robert et Guy”, by charter dated end-Jan 1291 (O.S.?)[368]

d)         [ALIX .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage but cites no primary source on which this information is based[369]m RAOUL [II] d’Harcourt Seigneur d’Aurilly, d’Auvers et des Planges, son of RAOUL [I] d’Harcourt Seigneur d’Aurilly & his wife --- de Vendôme (-after 1336).] 

3.         PHILIPPE de Meslay (-19 Jun 1257, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to Mathieu Bishop of Chartres for property inherited "ex morte mee...matris", except for obligations owed to “Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis”, by charter dated Apr 1252 which names “...Philippus frater meus armiger” among his fiduciaries[370].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “19 Jun 1257“ of "dominus Philippus miles frater domini Mathei vicedomini Carnotensis” and his burial at the church[371]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in CHARTRES

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’ALLUYES

 

 

The seigneurie d’Alluyes was located on the river Loir south of Chartres in the direction of Châteaudun.  Lefèvre, in an article published in the mid-19th century, identifies it with “Avallocium” which is the only location marked between Chartres and Vendôme on a map produced by Gregory of Tours in the mid-6th century[372].  Gregory also records that, during his exile, King Chilperich I found refuge at “Avallocium Carnotensim” where he made peace with his brother King Sigebert, dated to 576[373].  The 11th century necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Id Jun” of “donnus Jerardus episcopus” [Gérard, whose bishopric is dated to 885 to 889 in Gallia Christiana[374]], adding that he solicited “Aloiam” for the chapter from “Karolum imperatorum" [presumably Emperor Karl III “der Dicke”][375].  The castle of Alluyes was built in a strategically important location on the border between the ancient counties of Chartres and Châteaudun, maybe by Thibaut I Comte de Blois in the mid-10th century[376].  Three seigneurs d’Alluyes are recorded in primary sources dated between the late 10th and mid-11th centuries, presumably all belonging to the same family although the relationships cannot be confirmed based on the surviving documentation.  It should be noted that none of these sources accord the title “dominus” to these individuals, although documents recording the later history of the territory confirm its seigneurial status.  In the mid-11th century the seigneurie was inherited by Guillaume [I] Goët, on his marriage to Mathilde d’Alluyes (see below, in the present document, the section dealing with the Seigneurs de Montmirail).  Thereafter, the hereditary succession of the seigneurie d’Alluyes passed through many prominent noble families based in different parts of the northern half of France until the mid-15th century.  In the late 12th century it was inherited by the Burgundian-based Seigneurs de Donzy (see the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY).  Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, who became Comte de Nevers through his marriage to Mathilde de Courtenay and died in 1222, was recorded as seigneur d’Alluyes in two charters dated to [1197]: Reginaldus Montismirabilis dominus, Herveii Danzeii filius” guaranteed the freedoms granted to “monachis S. Romani de Braiolo” by “Herveus frater meus Aloyæ dominus” by charter dated 31 Mar 1197[377], and Herveus Aloie dominus” confirmed the rights of the prior of Saint-Jean de Brou in his lands, with the consent of Philippus de Danzeio...frater meus...”, by charter dated to [1197][378].  Hervé transferred the seigneurie to his younger brother Renaud de Montmirail, whose death is recorded in the necrology of Chartres cathedral "XIV Kal Mai...Raginaldus de Montemirabili vir nobilis dominus Aloie", presumably when he inherited the county of Nevers[379].  Renaud died childless and the seigneurie reverted to his brother Hervé whose eventual heiress passed it by marriage to Eudes de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers, oldest son of Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy (BURGUNDY DUKES), who bequeathed it to his only daughter who married Robert III Count of Flanders (FLANDERS COUNTS).  Alluyes was granted to their second son Robert de Flandre Comte de Marle, whose heiress was his daughter Yolande who married Henri IV Comte de Bar (BAR), who granted it to their daughter Bonne wife of Valéran Comte de Ligny et de Saint-Pol (CHAMPAGNE).  The seigneurie was eventually inherited by Louis XI King of France, who made a new grant in favour of Jacques d’Armagnac Duc de Nemours (GASCONY).  It later reverted to the Luxembourg family by marriage, and was after 1509 exchanged by Antoine de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne et de Roussy with Florimond Robertet, trésorier de France[380]

 

 

1.         HUGUES d’Alluyes (-after 985).  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, subscribed by "…Hugo de Aloia…"[381].  "...Hugonis de villa Aloyæ..." subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Rodbertus" donated property "in Cinomannico pago...Aurion" to Chartres Saint-Père[382]

 

2.         GAUTHIER [I] d’Alluyes (-after Jul 1016).  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  A charter dated to before 1024 records that Eudes II Comte de Blois had granted "terram in comitatu Dunensi...Boscus Medius" to "Walterio de Alogia" who had fought “in prælio Pontis Levigati...contra Fulconem Andegavensem comitem” [dated to Jul 1016] but now donated it to Chartres Saint-Père[383]

 

3.         GAUTHIER [II] d’Alluyes .  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  The chronology suggests that Gauthier [II] was probably a different person from Gauthier [I].  No primary source has yet been identified which names Gauthier [II] except the document quoted below which names him as the father of Mathilde.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE d'Alluyes (-after 1079).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[384]"Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[385]m firstly GUILLAUME [I] Goët, son of --- (-before 1059).  m secondly as his first wife, GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Mayenne, son of --- (-[May/Dec] 1098). 

 

 

The relationship, if any, between the following family and the seigneurs d’Alluyes who are shown above has not been ascertained.  The common use of the names Hugues and Gauthier suggests a connection, maybe descent from a younger son of Hugues or Gauthier [I]. 

 

1.         AUCHER d’Alluyes (-after [1101/29]).  "Alcherius de Aloia..." is named as present in the undated charter under which “Odone de Floreio” donated “molendinum novum...subter Domnam Petram[386].  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][387].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[388]m ---.  The name of Aucher’s wife is not known, but she was co-donor with her husband in the charter dated to [1101/29] which is quoted above.  She may have been the sister of “Herardo de Vilabon” who is named as “avunculus” of her son Hugues in the undated charter quoted below, assuming that the term can be translated strictly as maternal uncle.  Aucher & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][389].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[390]

b)         GAUTHIER d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][391]

c)         ETIENNE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][392].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[393]

d)         HISELINE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][394]

e)         ELISABETH d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][395]

f)          ODELINE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][396].

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de COURVILLE

 

 

Courville is located in the arrondissement of Chartres, in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir.  The seigneurie de Courville passed to the Vieuxpont family from Normandy in the 12th century. 

 

 

1.         IVES [I] de Courville (-after [1052/63]).  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][397].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “domini mei Gilduini vicecomitis filiorumque eius Arduni atque Ebrardi”, by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Rodrocus comes, Albertus filius Ribaldi, Gaszo de Castello, Hugo vicedominus, Amalricus de Sparnoto, Simon et Mainerius filii eius...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[398]"...Ivo de Curvavilla..." subscribed the charter dated 1055 under which Geoffroy II Comte d’Anjou donated property to Marmoutier[399].  "...Ivo de Curba villa, Girogius filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1052/63] which records donations by Thierry Bishop of Chartres to Marmoutier[400]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated to [1048/61][401].  Ives & his wife had six children: 

a)         GIROIE de Courville (-before Mar 1094).  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][402].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[403]"...Ivo de Curba villa, Girogius filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1052/63] which records donations by Thierry Bishop of Chartres to Marmoutier[404].  “Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][405].  “Girogius de Curva Villa" authorised the donation of "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Aviti...super Ledum inter Islares et Macerias" to Marmoutier by “Odonem filium Gundradæ” by undated charter dated to [1095/98][406]m PHILIPPA, daughter of --- (-after [1109]).  Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][407]"Philippa Curvavillensis et Ivo filius meus" relinquished claims against Chartres Saint-Père made by “predecessoribus nostris Ivone...et Gerogio” relating to “villa...Pomeriata” by charter dated Mar 1094[408]A charter dated to [1109] records the presence of "domna Philippa de Curva Villa et filio eius Ivone" when a settlement was agreed with Chartres Saint-Père about “terra Lameri Villaris[409].  Giroie & his wife had one child: 

i)          IVES [II] de Courville (-[1127/28]).  "Philippa Curvavillensis et Ivo filius meus" relinquished claims against Chartres Saint-Père made by “predecessoribus nostris Ivone...et Gerogio” relating to “villa...Pomeriata” by charter dated Mar 1094[410]A charter dated to [1109] records the presence of "domna Philippa de Curva Villa et filio eius Ivone" when a settlement was agreed with Chartres Saint-Père about “terra Lameri Villaris[411]"Ivo de Curvavilla" confirmed rights of Chartres Saint-Père as agreed by “pater meus Gerogius et Philippa mater mea”, in accordance with the dying wishes of his mother, by charter dated to [1101/29] witnessed by “uxor mea...[412]m ERMESENDE, daughter of --- (-after [1128]).  "Ermensendis uxor quondam Ivonis Cotella de Curva Villa" donated "ecclesia Sancti Marini martyris in vico Choinensi sita" to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1128][413]

b)         RAOUL .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][414].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[415]

c)         IVES .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][416]

d)         HUGUES .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][417]

e)         THIBAUTGirogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][418]

f)          SIMON .  “Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][419]

2.         OTRAN .  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated to [1048/61][420].

 

 

3.         GONTHIER de Courville .  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[421]

 

 

How the Vieuxpont family inherited the seigneurie de Courville has not been ascertained. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 1168).  Seigneur de CourvilleWillelmus dominus de Curvavilla” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat of “decimam...ex dono Odonis de Loisvilla” by charter dated to [1150][422]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         IVES de Vieuxpont (-after 1190).  Seigneur de Courville.  "Ivo de Curvavilla" donated “decimam...de Ledo” to Tiron Sainte-Trinité by charter dated Jul 1189[423]

b)         ROBERT de Vieuxpont (-[1202/05])Seigneur de Courville"R[obertus] de Veteri Ponte dominus Curveville" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, in the presence of "Willelmo fratre meo" and naming “defuncti Ivonis”, by charter dated 1197[424]m ([1197]) as her second husband, MARIE, divorced wife of RENAUD Comte de Dammartin, daughter of [GUY [II] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne] & his wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-after 1241).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium refers to the wife of "Reinaldus filius Alberti de Dominio-Martini comitis" as "sorore Waltheri de Castellione", specifying that he left her in order to marry "Boloniem comitissam Idam"[425].  It should be noted that none of the sources quoted in this section specify that Marie was the daughter of Guy [II] Seigneur de Châtillon.  It is possible therefore that she was born from her mother’s third marriage.  "M. domina Curveville" referred to "vivente domino meo R. de Veteri Ponte" in a charter dated to [1205][426]"Maria domina de Corbavilla" gave security for "forteritia de Lavardin...quamdiu neptis mea Aales ibidem habebit dotalitium suum" to Philippe IV King of France by charter dated Feb 1212[427].  She married thirdly (before Mar 1213) Jean [III] Comte de Vendôme"Johannes comes Vindocinensis" relinquished rights over "prepositos de Masengeio" to Chartres, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee sororis comitis Sancti Pauli”, by charter dated Sep 1213[428]"Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[429].  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          IVES de Vieuxpont (-after 1243)Seigneur de Courville.  "Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[430]

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c)         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 1197).  "R[obertus] de Veteri Ponte dominus Curveville" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, in the presence of "Willelmo fratre meo" and naming “defuncti Ivonis”, by charter dated 1197[431]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ROBERT de Vieuxpont .  Matthew Paris names “...Robertus de Veteri Ponte et Yvo frater eius...” among the "consiliarios iniquissimos” of King John[432]

2.         IVES de Vieuxpont .  Matthew Paris names “...Robertus de Veteri Ponte et Yvo frater eius...” among the "consiliarios iniquissimos” of King John[433]

 

 

IVES de Vieuxpont, son of ROBERT de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville & his wife Marie de Châtillon (-after 1243)Seigneur de Courville.  "Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[434]

m ISABELLE de la Ferté-Bernard, daughter of ---. 

Ives & his wife had three children: 

1.         ROBERT de Vieuxpont (-[May 1256/1265]).  Seigneur de Courville.  A charter dated 29 Apr 1252 records the summons to "Robertum [de Veteri] Ponte" to appear in the church of Chartres Saint-Etienne in a dispute with the priory of Courville[435]m as her first husband, ISABELLE de Maillebois, daughter of ---.  She married secondly ([Dec 1265/1272]) Geoffroy de Rochefort Seigneur de Rochefort sur Charente.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         IVES de Vieuxpont (-before [1270/71]).  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][436]

b)         JEAN de Vieuxpont (-3 May ----)Seigneur de CourvilleThe necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][437]m ([15 May/9 Dec] 1271) as her third husband, MARIE de Roye, widow firstly of AUBERT [IV] de Hangest Seigneur de Genlis, and secondly of BOUCHARD [VIII] Comte de Vendôme, daughter of RAOUL de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu & his wife Marie de Ville (-13 Mar ----).  Her third marriage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville which records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][438].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "V Non Mar" of "Maria comitissa"[439].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “III Id Mar“ of "Marie domine de Curveville condam comitisse Vindocinensis et matris Yvonis domini Curveville militis” and the donation for whom of “annui redditus super preposituram Curveville, ad festum beati Remigii[440]

2.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-7 May, 1265 or after).  "Guillelmus de Veteri Ponte miles" donated revenue to Courville, with the consent of “Mabilie uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1265[441]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Mai“ of "domini Guillelmi de Veteriponte militis et Mabille eius uxoris” and their donation of revenue “super preposituram Curveville in festo sancti Remigii[442]m MABILE, daughter of --- (-after May 1265).  "Guillelmus de Veteri Ponte miles" donated revenue to Courville, with the consent of “Mabilie uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1265[443]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Mai“ of "domini Guillelmi de Veteriponte militis et Mabille eius uxoris” and their donation of revenue “super preposituram Curveville in festo sancti Remigii” [1270/71][444]

3.         JEAN de Vieuxpont (-4 Dec, 1265 or after).  "Johannes de Veteri Ponte clericus frater defuncti Roberti de Veteri Ponte quondam militis et domini Curveville" donated revenue to Courville, and bequeathed property to “liberis domini Guillelmi de Veteri Ponte militis fratris mei”, by charter dated Dec 1265[445]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “II Non Dec“ of "Johannis de Veteriponte clerici filii [error for fratris?] defuncti Roberti de Veteriponte militis condam domini Curveville” for whom “patris et matris eiusdem” donated revenue “supra preposituram Curveville[446]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 16 Feb 1290).  Seigneur de Courville.  "Guillaume de Vielzpont escuier seigneur de Courbeville" reached agreement with the church of Courville Saint-Nicholas over certain rights by charter dated 17 Apr 1285[447].  "Guillaume de Viezpont seigneur de Courbeville" confirmed receipt of payments from the church of Courville Saint-Nicholas by charter dated 16 Feb 1290[448]

 

2.         PHILIPPE de Vieuxpont (-after 6 Jun 1293).  "Phelippe de Viezpont chevalier" donated revenue to Courville Saint-Nicholas by charter dated 6 Jun 1293[449]

 

 

1.          --- de Vieuxpontm ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-7 Oct ----).  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Oct“ of "Ysabellis quondam domine des Yis matris domini Ade de Veteriponte” and her donation of revenue “super super census qui fuerunt Hueti de Arouvilla, quos tenet ad presens domina Marguarita uxor domini Ade le Brun domini de Palaseio, Parisiensis diocesis, condam filia domini Roberti de Veteriponte militis[450].  One child: 

a)         ADAM de Vieuxpont .  He is named in the necrology entry for his mother, quoted above. 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de GALLARDON

 

 

Gallardon is located north-east of Chartres.  

 

 

1.         --- .  m ROTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by charter dated to [1080][451].  Her parentage is unknown.  Merlet suggests that she was the daughter of Geoffroy Vicomte de Châteaudun, who constructed the castle of Gallardon, in order to explain why her descendants later held the seigneurie of Gallardon[452]One child: 

a)         ALBERT [Herbert] de Gallardon (-after [1033/37]).  “...Alberti Galardonensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 under which Eudes [II] Comte de Chartres donated “burgum...Muretum” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[453].  “...Alberti de Walardone...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 which records the restoration of Coulombs monastery[454].  "...Albertus de Gualardone..." subscribed the undated charter which records the confiscation of land by Chartres Saint-Père after the death of "Rodbertus Corneus"[455].  The editor of the cartulary dates that document to “before 1070”, but Merlet and Clerval suggest [1033/37], although they do not discuss the reasoning on which this suggestion is based[456].  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[457]m ---.  The name of Albert’s wife is not known.  Albert & his wife had three children: 

i)          HERVE [I] de Gallardon (-28 Nov, before 1092).  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[458]

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ii)         FOUCHER de Gallardon .  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[459]

iii)        GUIBURGE de Gallardon .  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[460]

 

 

HERVE [I] de Gallardon, son of ALBERT [Herbert] de Gallardon & his wife --- (-28 Nov, before 1092, bur Bonneval).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[461].  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[462].  “...Hervei de Galerdone...” subscribed the charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053] under which Henri I King of France confirmed the foundation of the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon[463].  An undated charter, dated to [1080] by Merlet and Clerval[464], which records the possessions of Chartres Saint-Père including "de Walardone...juxta eandem villa...nunc vero Herveus eius loci dominus"[465].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Kal Dec” of “Herveus de Gualardone” and his donation of “calicem aureum[466].  A charter of his son Hugues relating to the foundation of Auneau priory records that his father was buried at Bonneval abbey[467]

m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis names “Hildiburgis…de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi Castro Galardone exorta”, her parents “pater…Herveus Castri Galardonis dominus…genetrix…Beatrix”, and her husband “Roberto Ibriensi”, adding that she refused to remarry after her husband died[468]

Hervé [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Gallardon (-[Jerusalem] after [1100]).  “Hugo de Gaulardone” swore never to demand tolls from who passed through Gallardon, as “pater suus” had previously sworn, by undated charter[469].  Merlet and Clerval state that the handwriting of the original document shows “une transcription faite dans les premières années du XII siècle”, demonstrating the document could not refer to Hugues [II] Seigneur de Gallardon whose death is dated to [1188/89] (see below)[470].  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[471].  "...Hugo de Gualardonio..." subscribed the charter of Marmoutier dated 1092 which records disputes relating to "terram de Rosdonio"[472]Seigneur de Gallardon.  "Ex parte Garini...Hugo de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1090/1101] under which “servis sancti Petri, Guarinus” was absolved from service by Saint-Père de Chartres[473].  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[474]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[475].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Gallardon ([1095/1100]-).  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[476].  The identity of Mathilde’s husband is unknown.  However, two charters provide clues about her descendants.  Firstly, "Duos fratres…Burchardus dominus Malliaci et Maheus de Malliaco et uxores nostre Matildis et Mabilia" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, concerning rights “in terra dicti Capituli...ex parte predictarum Matildis et Mabilie uxorum nostrarum...quod defunctus Hugo quondam dominus Galardonis, antecessor uxorum nostrarum” had donated, Bouchard and his wife committing the acceptance of "Theobaldus, Petrus, Maheus et Burchardus filii nostri", by charter dated Jul 1212[477].  Secondly, "Nos duæ sorores Matildis et Mabilia de Castroforti" confirmed the agreement [in the charter quoted above] relating to "Capitulo quod defunctus Hugo quondam dominus Galardonis antecessor noster", with the consent of their husbands, by charter dated Jul 1212[478].  The chronology is too tight for the two sisters Mathilde and Mabile to have been successors of Hugues [II] Seigneur de Gallardon, who died in [1188/89] (see below).  It is reasonable to suppose that their “antecessor” was Hugues [I] and that they were descended from his only child.  The two sisters were daughters of Constance de Courtenay (see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY) by her first husband Gasce de Poissy (see PARIS REGION).  The ancestors of Constance de Courtenay are too well-known to count Mathilde de Gallardon among their number.  It is therefore assumed that Gasce de Poissy was her descendant.  The chronology would suggest that he must have been her great-grandson.  As Gasce de Poissy has not yet been satisfactorily identified, speculation on the precise line of descent is fruitless until more information comes to light.  m ---. 

2.         GUERIN de Gallardon (-[1100/05]).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[479]"Amalricus filius Raherii..." donated property “apud Mundunvillam” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Warino de Gualardone et uxore sua Mabilia”, by charter dated to before 1096[480]Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[481].  He succeeded his brother as Seigneur de Gallardon.  A charter dated to [1105] records that "Warino in via Jerosolimitana defuncto" and that “Haimo Rufus de Stampes” married “eius uxorem...uxore sua Mabilia”, and that the couple donated “XL solidis denariorum Stanpensium” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs with the consent of “filie sue Eufemie”, witnessed by “...Herveus filius Marconis...[482]m as her first husband, MABILIE, daughter of ---.  "Amalricus filius Raherii..." donated property “apud Mundunvillam” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Warino de Gualardone et uxore sua Mabilia”, by charter dated to before 1096[483].  She married secondly ([1102/03]) Aimon “Rufus” d’EtampesA charter dated to [1105] records that "Warino in via Jerosolimitana defuncto" and that “Haimo Rufus de Stampes” married “eius uxorem...uxore sua Mabilia”, and that the couple donated “XL solidis denariorum Stanpensium” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs with the consent of “filie sue Eufemie”, witnessed by “...Herveus filius Marconis...[484]Guérin & his wife had one child: 

a)         HERVE [II] de Gallardon (-after [1165])His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1165] under which Thibaut V Comte de Blois confirmed the renunciation by “Herveum de Galardone Garini filium” over claims to molendinum Sancti Johannis...apud Sanctum Priscum” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[485].  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[486]Seigneur de Gallardon

-        see below

3.         GUY de Gallardon (-after [1135]).  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[487].  "...Guido de Galardone..." subscribed the undated charter, recorded in the cartulary among other charters dated to the late 11th/early 12th centuries, under which “Hugo...Berbellus” donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres[488].  Seigneur d’Auneau.  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[489]A charter dated to [1135] records the renunciation of claims made “coram Guidone de Alneolo et Goselino filio eius” by Richerium de Vilers et Radulfum filium eius” over “terra apud Armentarvillam” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[490]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUCELIN d’AuneauA charter dated to [1135] records the renunciation of claims made “coram Guidone de Alneolo et Goselino filio eius” by Richerium de Vilers et Radulfum filium eius” over “terra apud Armentarvillam” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[491]

4.         MILON de GallardonHugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[492]

5.         HILDEBURGE de Gallardon (-3 Jun [1116 or after], bur Pontoise Saint-Martin)The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis names “Hildiburgis…de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi Castro Galardone exorta”, her parents “pater…Herveus Castri Galardonis dominus…genetrix…Beatrix”, and her husband “Roberto Ibriensi”, adding that she refused to remarry after her husband died[493].  As her grandson’s marriage is dated to [1120], Hildeburge must have been born in the mid-11th century.  "Femina Hildeburgis de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi castro Galardone exorta" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise by charter dated during the reign of Philippe I King of France which names "pater…Hervæus Castri Galardonis…dominus…genitrix…Beatrix" and specifies that she married "Roberto Ibriensi" by whom she had three sons "primus Ascelinus cognomento Goellus, secundus Willelmus…milites…tertius Robertus clericus"[494]"Hildeburgis mater Goelli de Ibriaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Goellus…uxoremque suam Isabel filiosque suos Willelmum atque Robertum" by charter dated [1116][495].  The former document records the death of "Hildeburgis sanctimonialis…III Non Iun" and her burial "in ecclesia S Martini Pontisariensis".  The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis records the death “III Non Iun” of “Hildiburgis Sanctimonialis” and her burial “in ecclesia beati Martini Pontisariensis[496]m ROBERT Goël Seigneur d’Ivry, son of ROBERT d’Ivry & his wife Albreda ---. 

 

 

1.         WATHO [Gasce?] de Gallardonm ---.  The name of Watho’s wife is not known.  Watho & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT de Gallardon (-after [1108]).  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[497].  “Testes ante episcopum: ...Rotbertus de Galardone...” witnessed the charter dated to [1108] under which Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini[498]m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had children: 

i)          HUGUES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[499]

ii)         ROBERT .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[500]

iii)        SIMON .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[501]

iv)       GAUTHIER .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[502]

v)        GUILLAUME .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[503]

vi)       IVES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[504]

vii)      AGNES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[505]

 

 

1.         ENGELBERT de Gallardonm ---.  The name of Engelbert’s wife is not known.  Engelbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         HERVE de GallardonMiles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[506].  “Hugo...de Radereto...” confirmed the donation of land “apud Piceovillare...ex feodo Hugonis de Puteolo vicecomitis Carnotensis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Haudrici de Piceovallari et Huberti filii eius...” by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[507]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Hugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[508].  Hervé & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUESHugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[509]

ii)         ERARDHugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[510]

b)         AMELINE .  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[511]m BERNARD, son of ---. 

c)         MARIE .  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[512]m RAINALD, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         ANSOLD de Gallardon (-after [1130]).  “...Ansoldus de Galardone” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[513]

 

2.         GUERIN de Gallardon (-after 1159).  "...Garino de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated 1159 which records the donation of "hospites de Lonvillario" to Chartres Notre-Dame made by “domini eiusdem ville Baldricus et Raherius frater eius...[514]

 

3.         PHILIPPE de Gallardon (-5 May after 1181).  "...Philippus de Galardone...Isembardus de Galardone" witnessed the charter dated 1181 under which Thibaut Comte de Blois granted the right to repair the walls and ditches of Chartres to Chartres Notre-Dame[515].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Non Mai" of "Philippus de Galardone eiusdem [ecclesiæ] levita et canonicus[516]

 

4.         ISEMBARD de Gallardon (-after 1191).  "...Philippus de Galardone...Isembardus de Galardone" witnessed the charter dated 1181 under which Thibaut Comte de Blois granted the right to repair the walls and ditches of Chartres to Chartres Notre-Dame[517].  "...Isembartus de Galardon..." subscribed the charter dated 1191 under which Louis Comte de Blois freed “Stephanum Russellum” from servitude[518]

 

 

1.         HUGUES [de Gallardon] .  Hugues is named "avunculus" of Waléran in the charter dated 1189 quoted below.  It is not known whether the term refers to a maternal or paternal uncle. 

2.         [--- .  Hugues is named "avunculus" of Waléran in the charter dated 1189 quoted below.  It is not known whether the term refers to a maternal or paternal uncle.]  m ---.  One child: 

a)         WALERAN de Gallardon (-after 1189).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[519]m IDONEA, daughter of --- (-after 1189).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[520].  Waleran & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERVE de Gallardon .  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[521]

ii)         MATHILDE de Gallardon .  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[522]

 

 

1.         --- de Gallardonm MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1211).  “Gaufridus de Galardone” confirmed a sale of land “apud Boenville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Fulcone Torel”, with the consent of “matris mee Margarete”, by charter dated 1211[523].  One child: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Gallardon .  “Gaufridus de Galardone” confirmed a sale of land “apud Boenville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Fulcone Torel”, with the consent of “matris mee Margarete”, by charter dated 1211[524]

 

 

HERVE [II] de Gallardon, son of GUERIN Seigneur de Gallardon & his wife --- (-after [1165])His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1165] under which Thibaut V Comte de Blois confirmed the renunciation by “Herveum de Galardone Garini filium” over claims to molendinum Sancti Johannis...apud Sanctum Priscum” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[525].  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[526]Seigneur de Gallardon.  “...Herveius Galardonis dominus” witnessed the charter dated to before 1130 under which “Rainaldus filius Guillelmi Rainaldi” donated nearby land to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josapahat[527].  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[528].  “Herveii domini Galardonensis” confirmed all previous and future donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1149][529].  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, except for “deciman de Chalo” held by “filio eiusdem Hervei, Garino clerico”, by charter dated 1162[530]

m --- (-after 1162).  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  The charter dated May 1212, under which "Herveus dominus de Galardone et Gervasius dominus de Castello" confirmed the donation of "terræ de Levoisville" to Chartres Saint-Père made by "Hugone de Galardone"[531], suggests a family relationship between the Gallardon and Châteauneuf families.  It is possible that this was through the mothers of Hugues and Hervé de Gallardon and of Gervais de Châteauneuf, both of whom have not yet been identified.  Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[532]

Hervé [II] & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         HUGUES [II] de Gallardon (-[5 Feb 1188/1189])Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[533]Seigneur de Gallardon.  A charter dated 1169 records the settlement of disputes between "Hugo de Galardone" and "Robertum filium Hugonis de Gaivilla"[534].  "...H[ugone] de Galardon..." witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1188 under which "Gaufridus decanus et Robertus comes Drocensis" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame[535]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Garlande, daughter of GUILLAUME [IV] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry & his wife Idoine de Chaumont.  A charter dated Mar 1193 (O.S.) records an agreement between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “dominam Mathildim uxorem domini Mathei de Montemorenciaco” concerning “molendino de Galardone...in loco...Richebort” acquired by “Hugo de Galardone et predicta M. quondam eius uxor”, and the confirmation by Mathilde and her second husband, with the consent of “filiis eorum Burchardo, Matheo, Guillelmo” of a donation made by “sepedictus H. de Galardone[536].  This document indicates that Mathilde’s marriage to Hugues de Gallardon must have been childless, otherwise their children would have been named as giving their consent together with the children of her second marriage.  She married secondly Mathieu de Montmorency Seigneur de Marly"Matildis filia Willelmi de Garlanda et Idonee uxoris sue et uxor domini Mathei de Montemorenciaco" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Gournay on the anniversary of her father by charter dated after Jul 1191[537]

2.         ROBERT de Gallardon (-after 1162).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[538]

3.         HERVE [III] de Gallardon (-after 1224).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[539]His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph[540]Seigneur de Gallardon

                    see below

4.         GERVAIS de Gallardon .  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[541]

5.         GUERIN de Gallardon .  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, except for “deciman de Chalo” held by “filio eiusdem Hervei, Garino clerico”, by charter dated 1162[542]

6.         WALERAN de Gallardon (-after [Mar] [1213]).  A charter dated 5 Feb 1181 records that "dominus Philippus de Levies et uxor eius Elisabeth" donated revenue from property held from "Galerando de Galardone", with the consent of “predictus Galerandus et Idonea uxor eius et dominus Hecelinus de Linaiis et uxor eius Loherengia et filius eorum Hecelinus...[543]Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[544].  Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[545]m IDONEA, daughter of --- (-after 5 Feb 1181).  A charter dated 5 Feb 1181 records that "dominus Philippus de Levies et uxor eius Elisabeth" donated revenue from property held from "Galerando de Galardone", with the consent of “predictus Galerandus et Idonea uxor eius et dominus Hecelinus de Linaiis et uxor eius Loherengia et filius eorum Hecelinus...[546]. 

7.         PH[ILIPPE] de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[547]

8.         daughter .  The charter dated 25 Jul 1150, under which “Haalit de Castello-Forti matrona” donated “in pratis de Bosvilla...cum Herveio de Menolvilleir” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, records that it was made “in curia domini Hervei de Galardone, ob desponsationem filie eius quam eo die Philippo Britoni tradebat uxorem[548]m (Château de Gallardon 25 Jul 1150) PHILIPPE Brito, son of GEOFFROY Brito & his wife ---.  The charter dated to [1130], which records the foundation of Oisème priory, records among others the donation made by "Gaufridus Brito et uxor sua et Galerannus frater Gaufridi", adding that later "Philippus predictorum Gaufridi et uxoris sue filius" placed a knife on the altar in acknowledgement of his confirmation of the donation[549]

9.         [daughter (-before 26 May 1205).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, including rights of “Petrus et heredes sui, nepotes domini Hervei de Galardone...ex parte matris defuncte[550]m PIERRE de Richebourg, son of --- (-after 26 May 1205).]

 

 

HERVE [III] de Gallardon, son of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Gallardon & his wife --- (-after 1224).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[551]His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph[552]Seigneur de Gallardon.  "Herveus dominus de Galardone et Gervasius dominus de Castello" confirmed the donation of "terræ de Levoisville" to Chartres Saint-Père made by "Hugone de Galardone" by charter dated May 1212[553].  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[554]Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[555]

m ALIX de Châteaudun, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife --- (-after Oct 1239).  Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[556]"…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[557].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[558].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[559]Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[560].  Dame de Fréteval.  "Herveus dominus de Galardone" made a donation to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "Adelicie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1216[561]

Hervé [III] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         ADAM de Gallardon (-after Apr 1252).  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[562]Seigneur de Gallardon"Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres, except for his obligations to "Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis" by charter dated Apr 1252 witnessed by “Adam dominus de Galardone...et Philippus frater meus armiger[563]m AGNES de Soulaires, daughter of ---.  Adam & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROBERT de Gallardon (-[Jul 1280/1282]).  Seigneur de GallardonMerlet quotes a charter dated Jul 1280 under which “Robertus miles dominus de Galardone et Adam armiger heres eius” swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres[564]m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADAM de Gallardon (-[Jul 1280/1282]).  Merlet quotes a charter dated Jul 1280 under which “Robertus miles dominus de Galardone et Adam armiger heres eius” swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres[565]

b)         JEANNE de Gallardon (-after 1321).  Dame de Gallardon"Domicella Johanna de Galardone domina" donated vines “apud Orphinum” to Vaux de Cernay by charter dated Jun 1282[566]m firstly GUILLAUME, son of --- (-[May 1287/Jun 1288]).  Seigneur de Gallardon, de iure uxorism secondly (1292 or before) JEAN du Châtel, son of ---.  Seigneur de Gallardon, de iure uxoris

2.         WALERAN de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[567]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[568]

3.         HERVE de Gallardon .  “Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[569].  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[570]same person as...?  HERVE de Gallardon (-after 20 Jul 1236).  Herveus de Galardone miles et --- uxor” donated harvest to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on condition that “dominus Goslenus de Leugis miles” waived payments due on harvest from “territorii Booleti Eschesiarum”, by charter dated 23 May and 20 Jul 1236[571]m as her second husband, ---, widow of GUILLAUME de Grigny, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is indicated by a charter dated May 1234 under which “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi[572]

4.         IDOINE de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[573]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[574]

5.         MARGUERITE de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[575]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[576]

6.         ROBERT de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[577]

7.         PHILIPPE de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[578]Philippus de Galardone miles” issued a charter dated Apr 1240 relating to revenue “in prepositura de Galardone[579]

8.         JEAN de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[580]

9.         ALIX de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[581]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-ARNAUD

 

 

The seigneurie of La Ferté-Arnaud was located in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir, arrondissement of Dreux, and is today known as La Ferté-Vidame. 

 

 

1.         ANSEOLD de la Ferté"…Anseoldi de Firmitate…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[582]

 

2.         HUBERT [I] de la FertéHe is named as father of Hugues in the charter dated to [1049/60] quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Hubert’s wife is not known.  Hubert & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES de la FertéA charter dated to [1049/60] records a cooperation agreement between Monmajour monastery and "ecclesie Carnotensis episcopo...Aguoberto", subscribed by "…Hugonis filii Huberti de Firmitate[583]

 

 

1.         AUBERT de la Ferté (-after [1130]).  Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[584]same person as…?  HUBERT [II] de la Ferté (-after [1130]).  A charter of Saint-Père de Chartres dated to [1101/29] relates to property "in terra Huberti de Feritate"[585]...Hubertus de Feritate, Mauricius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[586]m ---.  The name of Hubert’s wife is not known.  Hubert & his wife had one child: 

a)         MAURICE de la Ferté .  “...Hubertus de Feritate, Mauricius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[587].

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

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

a)         GUILLAUME de la Ferté (-after [1116/20]).  "...Guillelmus de Firmitate...” subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[588]Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[589]m ---, sister of GUY, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[590].  Guillaume & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after [1136]).  Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[591].  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[592].  "Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][593]m MACHAIGNE, daughter of ---.  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[594].  Ernaud & his wife had one child: 

(1)       ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after [1135]).  "Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][595]

ii)         [GUILLAUME [de la Ferté] (-after [1135])"Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][596].  The relationship between “Guillelmus et Hugo” and the donor is not specified in the document.  As the donor is recorded in another source (see below) as having a brother named Hugues, it is possible that both individuals were his brothers which would also explain the need for their consent to the donation.  According to the editor of the cartulary of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, Guillaume was the same person as Guillaume [I] de Ferrières who later became vidame de Chartres[597].  This suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view, assuming that the dating of the relevant charters is accurate, as Guillaume [I]’s death can be dated to before [1130].] 

iii)        HUGUES de la Ferté (-after [1136]).  ["Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][598].]  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[599]

iv)       JULIENNE de la Ferté (-after [1136])"Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[600].  [Dion (in a work which includes numerous inaccuracies) names "Julienne héritière de la famille de la Ferté-Arnaud, fille de Guillaume, qui vivait en 1101 et 1116, sœur d’Ernaud et de Hugues successivement seigneurs de la Ferté, ce dernier entre 1136 et 1139" as the wife of Erard de Villepreux, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[601]m ERARD [I] Seigneur de Villepreux, son of --- (-[1169]).] 

b)         HUGUES de la Ferté (-1149)Provost of Chartres.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[602]Archbishop of Tours 1136.  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[603]

2.         ERNAUD (-after [1116/20]).  Deacon of Chartres.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri[604].

 

 

1.         --- de la Fertém --- Mansel, daughter of FOULQUES Mansel & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter which records that "Gilo Mansellus", announcing his intention of going to Jerusalem, renounced claims to a donation to Chartres Saint-Père made by "pater ipsius Falco Mansellus et avus Gilo" and that later “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced further claims to the property in the presence of “domne Eustachie” and with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century) witnessed by “ex parte Gilonis, Paganus sororius eius...” which also states that “Gaufridus des Esard” made a similar donation with the consent of “uxoris sue Brunmartin...predicti Falconis filie” for the soul of “cujusdam filii sui” who was buried in the abbey[605].  One child: 

a)         DANIEL de la Ferté .  An undated charter records that "Gilo Mansellus", announcing his intention of going to Jerusalem, renounced claims to a donation to Chartres Saint-Père made by "pater ipsius Falco Mansellus et avus Gilo" and that later “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced further claims to the property in the presence of “domne Eustachie” and with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century) witnessed by “ex parte Gilonis, Paganus sororius eius...” which also states that “Gaufridus des Esard” made a similar donation with the consent of “uxoris sue Brunmartin...predicti Falconis filie” for the soul of “cujusdam filii sui” who was buried in the abbey[606]m HERSENDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the undated charter which records that “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[607].  Daniel & his wife had four children: 

i)          GEOFFREY de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[608]

ii)         GILON de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[609]

iii)        ROBERT de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[610]

iv)       MATHE de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[611].

 

 

ERNAUD de la Ferté, son of [ERARD [II] de Villepreux & his wife ---] (-after 1178)Seigneur de la Ferté-ArnaudGallia Christiana records that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[612]"Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[613]

m ALIX, daughter of ---.  "Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[614]Dion indicates that Ernaud de la Ferté married “Alice nièce de Milon archidiacre de Chartres”, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[615]Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Alice, Nichte von Milon de Muzy Archidiakon zu Chartres[616]

Ernaud & his wife had two children: 

1.         ERNAUD de la Ferté"Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[617].  "Guillelmus comes Pertici" confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de la Trappe made by "Hugo de Valnosia apud Maurit[aniam]" of money given to him by “Ernaldus de Firmitate” from his revenues “apud Maurit[aniam]” by charter dated to [1198/1201][618]

2.         GUILLAUME de la Ferté (-before Apr 1226)"Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[619]Seigneur de la Ferté-Arnaud et de Villepreux.  "Guillelmus de Firmitate" granted rights in "feodum in Porrois" to the bishop of Paris and to "domine Matildi de Malliaco" by charter dated 1204[620].  "Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[621]"Willelmus dominus Feritatis Ernaldi" donated revenue from “molendinos meos de Mauritania” to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, for the souls of "mee et uxoris mee et liberorum...meorum", by charter dated 1214[622]m as her second husband, CONSTANCE de Courtenay, widow of GASCE de Poissy, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay Dame de Courtenay ([1168]-after 1231).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the sisters of "comitem Petrum Autissiodorensem et Robertum de Cortenaio et quondam Guillemum" as "Alaydis...alia mater Hugonis de Marchia in Hungaria, tertia Clementia…quarta domna de Charrosio in Bituria, quinta Constantia", specifying that the daughter of Constance was "domna de Marla" and mother of "abbatem Theobaldum de Sarnaio"[623].  "Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[624].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALIX de la Ferté (-after 1235)"Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[625]"Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[626].  "Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[627].  "Herveius de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et uxor mea Aalis domina Feritatis in Pertico" donated revenue to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "Jacobus miles Tilleriarum et illius feodi dominus...Hugonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1235[628]m firstly (before 1208) SIMON, son of ---.  m secondly HERVE de Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais Seigneur de Brézolles, son of GERVAIS Seigneur de Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais & his wife Marguerite de Donzy (-after 1235). 

b)         JULIENNE (-after Apr 1226).  "Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[629].  The joint donation indicates that Alix and Julienne were sisters, daughters of Guillaume de la Ferté.  m GUILLAUME de Tilly, son of ---. 

 

 

Two siblings, parents not known.  Dion indicates that they were children of Ernaud de la Ferté and his wife “Alice nièce de Milon archidiacre de Chartres” (see above), without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[630]

 

1.         HUGUES de la Ferté (-6/8 Aug 1236).  Bishop of Chartres 1234.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1234 of “Galtherus Carnotensis” and the succession of “Hugo[631].  The necrology of Saint-André de Chartres records the death “VIII Id Aug“ of "Hugo de Feritate episcopus Carnotensis[632].  The Livre d’Anniversaires of Chartres cathedral records the death "VI Id Aug" of "Hugonis de Feritate Ernaudi episcopi Carnotensis"[633].  The necrology of the Frères Prêcheurs de Chartres records the death “8 Aug“ of "Hugo de la Ferté quondam episcopus Carnotensis” who built “ecclesiam Predicatorum et locum in magna parte[634]

2.         MABILE de la Ferté (-1265).  Abbess of Fontevraud 1244.  

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de LEVES

 

 

Lèves (Leugis in Latin) is a canton north of Chartres in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir. 

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN [I] le Riche [de Lèves] .  m HUMBERGE, daughter of ---.  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death of “Umberga uxor Gausleni Divitis” and her donation of “quoddam monile[635]

 

2.         [GAUCELIN [II] [le Riche] de Lèves] (-after [1070]).  It is not certain that Gaucelin [II] was a different person from Gaucelin [I].  It may have been the same person who married firstly Humberge and secondly Elisabeth.  Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[636].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[637]m ELISABETH [Isabelle], daughter of --- (-23 Feb ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VII Kal Mar” of “Elizabeth uxor Gauslini de Leugis” adding that “Widdo filius eius abbas Sancti Johannis” donated “censum decem solidorum in Valeia Minori” to Chartres for her soul[638].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VII Kal Mar” of "Hisabellis uxor Gausleni de Leugis” and the donation made by “Guido filius eius necnon et abbas Sancti Johannis” for her soul[639].  Gaucelin [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCELIN [III] [le Riche] de Lèves (-[1070/79]).  Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[640].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[641]m ADA, daughter of --- (-after [1081/82]).  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[642].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][643].  Gaucelin [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GAUCELIN [IV] de Lèves (-before 2 Nov 1107).  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[644]

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ii)         DODON de Lèves .  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[645]

b)         GUY de Lèves (-6 Jan [1092/99]).  Abbot of Saint-Jean en Vallée.  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres Cathedral which records the death of [his mother] “Elizabeth uxor Gauslini de Leugis” adding that “Widdo filius eius abbas Sancti Johannis” donated “censum decem solidorum in Valeia Minori” to Chartres for her soul[646].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VII Kal Mar” of "Hisabellis uxor Gausleni de Leugis” and the donation made by “Guido filius eius necnon et abbas Sancti Johannis” for her soul[647]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death 6 Jan of “Gui fils de Goslein le Riche[648].

 

 

GAUCELIN [IV] de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [III] [le Riche] de Lèves & his wife Elisabeth --- (-before 2 Nov 1107).  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[649].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to 1079[650].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[651].  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[652]

m ODELINE du Puiset, daughter of HUGUES [I] “Blavons” de Breteuil Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Alix de Montlhéry (-before 2 Nov 1107).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter under which “Ebrardus de Puteolo, filius Hugonis, cujus sororem Gallinus de Leugis duxit uxorem” donated trade freedoms “de Soors” to Coulombs[653].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[654].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][655]

Gaucelin [IV] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         GAUCELIN [V] de Lèves (-30 Sep [1151], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat)Seigneur de Lèves"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[656]

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2.         [--- de Lèves (-Constantinople 1109, bur Constantinople)Orderic Vitalis records that “Hugo de Pusacio et Radulfus de Ponte Erchenfredi cum Guascelino fratre suo” went to Constantinople, where “uxor Radulfi filia Goisleni de Leugis” died and was buried, dated to 1109[657].  As her husband was made a knight in the late 11th/early 12th century, the chronology suggests that his wife must have been the daughter of Gaucelin [IV] de Lèves and, if that is correct, one of her parents’ older children.  m [as his first wife,] RAOUL [II] “Rufus” de Pont-Echanfrey, son of --- ([1070/85]-drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120).] 

3.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-24 Jan 1149)Bishop of Chartres 1115: the dating clause of a charter dated 21 Oct 1117 refers to "secundo episcopatus anno Gaufridi de Leugis"[658]Louis VI King of France confirmed the grant of churches and land by “domnus Gaufridus Carnotensis episcopus, domnusque Goslenus eius frater” for the foundation of the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1117, before 3 Aug[659].  The dating clause of a charter dated 10 Mar 1148 (O.S.) records “in anno quo mortuus est domnus Gaufredus Carnotensis episcopus...post obitum eius XLV diebus[660]

4.         HUGUES de Lèves (-before [1141]).  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][661]Provost of Chartres.  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus...” witnessed the charter dated 1120 under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant[662].  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[663]

5.         [--- .  This person’s son Gaucelin calls Gaucelin de Leugis “avunculi mei” in the charter dated 30 Sep 1151 which is quoted below.  If “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Gaucelin’s mother would have been the sister of Gaucelin de Leugis.  Gaucelin also calls Bishop Geoffroy “avunculus meus” in the charter dated 1151 quoted below.  Another possibility is that Gaucelin and his brother Milon were illegitimate sons of Bishop Geoffroy, in which case the terms “avunculus” used in the latter document, and “nepos episcopi” used in the other documents quoted below, would have been used euphemistically.  No reference has been found in any documents to the parents of Gaucelin and Milon.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Gaucelin Bishop of Chartres was the son of "Rahier I de Dreux seigneur de Muzy 1107/47" and his wife "Berthe de Lèves"[664].  The primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  m ---.]  Two children: 

a)         GAUCELIN (-1 Feb 1155, bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat).  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[665].  “...Goslinus canonicus nepos episcopi S., Milos nepos episcopi” witnessed the charter dated to [1127] under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres confirmed the churches which were dependant to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[666].  Provost of Chartres: “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[667].  Archdeacon: “Episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...” are named as present in the charter dated to [1141] which records the donation by “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat[668]Bishop of Chartres 1149.  “Goslenus...Carnotensis episcopus” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “duo filii eius Gaufredus et Milo” after the death of “donni Gosleni de Leugis avunculi mei bone memorie”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[669].  “Goslenus...Carnotensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Philippus...agnominatus Demens”, previously confirmed by “avunculus meus Gaufredus Carnotensis episcopus”, by charter dated 1151[670]"Gaufridus Carnotensis prepositus" confirmed that he had donated “terra...apud Benas” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, in the presence of "Gaufridi pie memorie quondam Carnotensis episcopi avunculi mei", and now after many years confirmed the donation by charter dated to [1168/76])[671]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Kal Feb“ of "domini Gosleni Carnotensis episcopi, fundatoris abbatie Sancti Carauni” who is buried “in sacello Beate Marie virginis, post cathedras chori nostri[672]

b)         MILON (-[1181/85]).  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[673].  “...Goslinus canonicus nepos episcopi S., Milos nepos episcopi” witnessed the charter dated to [1127] under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres confirmed the churches which were dependant to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[674].  “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[675].  Provost of Chartres: “Episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...” are named as present in the charter dated to [1141] which records the donation by “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat[676].  Archdeacon: Milo ecclesie Carnotensis archidiaconus” appointed a chaplain of the leproserie of Courville by charter dated to [1179][677]A charter dated 1181 records the presence of “domni Milonis archidiaconi” when Henricus de Hunvilla” donated “dimidiam partem molendini de Gorget” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[678]

 

 

GAUCELIN [V] de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [IV] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife (-30 Sep [1151], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat)Seigneur de Lèves"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[679].  A charter dated 2 Nov 1107 records a donation made by "Gauslinus de Leugis fratresque mei Gaufridus canonicus sancte Marie et Milo...Raherius [...de Drocis] quoque sororius noster et Arroldus vicecomes noster cognatus et Hugo filius Aimerici noster propinquus" for the souls of “patris nostri et matris”, with the consent of “Berta...uxor Raherii cum filiis suis...Rainoldo, Majoloth, Gauterio, Ursone fratribus Raherii[680]Louis VI King of France confirmed the grant of churches and land by “domnus Gaufridus Carnotensis episcopus, domnusque Goslenus eius frater” for the foundation of the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1117, before 3 Aug[681].  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[682].  “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[683].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][684].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][685].  “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[686]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Oct“ of "domni Goslini de Leugis...fratris domni Gaufridi Carnotensis episcopi fundatoris nostri” and his donation[687]

m LUCIE, daughter of --- (-before [1138/43], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat).  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][688]

Gaucelin [V] & his wife had six children:

1.         GAUCELIN [VI] de Lèves (-1145).  "...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[689]Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[690].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][691].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][692].  “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[693]

2.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-after 30 Sep 1151).  "...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[694]Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[695].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][696].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][697].  Provost: “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[698].  “Gaufredus de Leugis et Milo frater eius” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “domnus Goslenus de Leugis pater eorum” (buried in the monastery), in the presence of “domno Gosleno Carnotensi episcopo, nepote illius”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[699]

3.         MILON de Lèves (-1167)"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[700]

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4.         ODELINE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][701]

5.         LUCIE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][702]

6.         CECILE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][703]

 

 

MILON de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [V] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Lucie --- (-1167)"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[704]Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][705].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][706].  Canon: “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[707].  Milon presumably resigned his ecclesiastical appointments on the death in 1145 of his older brother Gaucelin.  “Gaufredus de Leugis et Milo frater eius” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “domnus Goslenus de Leugis pater eorum” (buried in the monastery), in the presence of “domno Gosleno Carnotensi episcopo, nepote illius”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[708].  A charter dated 1156 records a dispute between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Milo de Leugis” relating to the mills of the abbey and refers to the advice of “domini G. fratris eius prepositi Carnotensis ecclesie” and names “patris sui Gosleni[709].  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[710]

m MABILE de Tremblay, daughter of GOSBERT de Tremblay & his wife --- (-after 1167).  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[711].  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][712]

Milon & his wife had two children:

1.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-[1212/May 1216]).  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[713].  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][714].  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[715].  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[716].  A charter dated May 1206 records the sentence against “G[aufridum] de Leugis” to destroy the mill and pond he had built at Puits [“molendino et stagno de Puteis”][717].  “Gaufridum de Leugis militem” and “Fulconem personam ecclesie de Verda” reached agreement over the rights in “parrochiali de Fonte-Verdoiz” by charter dated Feb 1208 (O.S.)[718].  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[719].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[720]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-[1212/May 1216]).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[721].  [It is probable that Marguerite’s sister was the mother of “Radulfus dominus Magduni super Yavram” who sold “totum conubium matris mee...in...Ymunville vel alio loco” to “avunculo meo Gaufrido Leviarum domino et uxori eius”, with the consent of “fratres mei Philippus, Umberaudus, Robertus...uxor mea Ysabel cum filio suo Roberto et meo...et soror mea et maritus eius”, by charter dated 1195[722].  Another possibility is that the mother of Raoul Seigneur de Meung-sur-Yèvre was an otherwise unrecorded sister of Geoffroy de Leugis.  However, the first hypothesis appears more likely as it explains the presence in the document of Geoffroy’s wife.  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[723].  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[724].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[725].  Geoffroy & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GAUCELIN [VII] de Lèves (-before Apr 1239).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[726]

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b)         MATHILDE de Lèves (-19 May after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[727]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XIV Kal Jun“ of "Matildis de Leugis” for whom “dominus Gaufredus de Leugis et uxor eius Margarita” donated revenue[728]

c)         PETRONILLE de Lèves (-after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[729]

d)         MARGUERITE de Lèves (-after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[730]

e)         JEAN de Lèves (-after Jan 1218).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[731].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[732].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[733].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[734].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[735]

f)          AGNES de Lèves (-after May 1216).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[736].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[737].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[738].  [m GUILLAUME de Milly, son of ---.  "[Willelmus] dominus de Miliaco miles" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame with "Goslenum de Leugis, Johannem de Leugis fratres meos" by charter dated May 1226[739].  It is assumed that “fratres” in this document should be interpreted as brothers-in-law not brothers.  If that is correct, the other charters quoted in this section suggest that Agnes was the only surviving sister of Gaucelin and Jean de Lèves.  The primary source which confirms this marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.] 

g)         PHILIPPE de Lèves (-[28 Aug] before 1209).  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[740]

2.         GUILLAUME de Lèves (-after [1168/75]).  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][741]

 

 

Two possible sisters, parents not known: 

1.         ERMENTRUDE de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “...Femine: Ermentrudis et Erenburgis de Leugis” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] which records an agreement between “Johannes Pes-Latronis” and the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat concerning “molendinos Lamburredi[742]

2.         ERENBURGE de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “...Femine: Ermentrudis et Erenburgis de Leugis” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] which records an agreement between “Johannes Pes-Latronis” and the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat concerning “molendinos Lamburredi[743]

 

 

1.         GUY de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[744]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  “Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[745].

 

 

The parentage of Milon de Lèves, shown below, has not been ascertained.  He may have been the son of an otherwise unrecorded younger son of Gaucelin [V] Seigneur de Lèves.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was the son of "Rahier II de Dreux Seigneur de Muzy 1151", brother of Gaucelin Bishop of Chartres (see above)[746].  The primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified. 

 

1.         MILON de Lèves (-before 1201, bur Josaphat Notre-Dame).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[747]m as her first husband, BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1220).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[748].  She married secondly Geoffroy de Sens.  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[749].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[750].  These two charters indicate that Berthe and her second husband had three children, Geoffroy, Marguerite and Marthe, Marguerite being a different person from Marguerite who was Berthe’s daughter by her first husband.  Milon & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Lèves (-18 Jul after 1242)Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[751]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame to take place after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[752].  The name of Marguerite’s first husband has not been confirmed beyond all doubt.  Many of the charters quoted below name her “Margarita quondam vicedomina”, indicating that her first husband has been vidame de Chartres.  There are two possibilities: Robert de Ferrières and his brother Jean.  Of these, Jean is the most likely.  Marguerite’s younger sister was married to Guillaume, younger brother of Robert and Jean.  Marguerite’s father belonged to a junior branch of the Lèves family, his daughters would not have had the status to marry Robert, oldest son of the family of the vidames and heir to the vidamé.  On the other hand, Marguerite would presumably have been a good candidate to marry Jean, whose succession to the vidamé was at that time in no way assured.  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[753].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[754].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[755].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[756].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[757].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[758].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[759]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[760].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[761]m firstly [JEAN] Vidame de Chartres, son of GUILLAUME de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres & his wife Marguerite --- (-[29 Dec or 28 Jan] after 1196).  m secondly GARIN de Friaise, son of GAUTHIER de Friaise & his wife Hélisende de Ferrières (-13 Sep [1231/1240]). 

b)         MABILE de Lèves (-[1220/Feb 1227]).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[762]Her first marriage is indicated by the necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat which records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[763], read together with the charter dated May 1201 under which Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie[764].  Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[765].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[766].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[767]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[768]m firstly GUILLAUME Vidame de Chartres, son of GUILLAUME de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres & his wife Marguerite --- (-Constantinople 29/30 May 1204).  m secondly (after 1204) HUGUES de Meslay, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-28 Feb 1227). 

 

 

GAUCELIN [VII] de Lèves, son of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Marguerite --- (-before Apr 1239).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[769].  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[770].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[771].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[772].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[773].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[774].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filio meo Thoma”, by charter dated Oct 1225[775]

m firstly JEANNE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is indicated by a charter dated May 1234 under which “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi[776]

m secondly as her second husband, PHILIPPA de Poissy, widow of GUILLAUME Morhier, daughter of GUILLAUME de Poissy & his wife Lucie --- (-23 Sep after May 1240).  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[777].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[778].  “Thomas de Brueriis dominus Leugarum” agreed her dowry with “Philippam relictam Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum patris mei” by charter dated Apr 1239[779].  “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Thome domini Leugarum”, by charter dated May 1240[780].  “Philippa quondam...domina Leugarum” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Guillermi de Pissiaco et Lucie uxoris eius patris et matris Philippe, Roberti et Guillelmi, Beatricis et Gile fratrum et sororum ipsius Philippe, Guillermi Moreherii et Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum, maritorum ipsius Philippe”, by charter dated Aug 1240[781]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “IX Kal Oct“ of "Philippa quondam domina Leugarum” for whom and for “Golleni quondam domini Leugarum” masses are said[782].  The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “IX Kal Oct“ of "domina Philippa quondam domina de Leugis” and the donation for her anniversary[783]

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

1.         THOMAS de Lèves (-10 Oct after 1248).  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[784].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filio meo Thoma”, by charter dated Oct 1225[785].  “Thomas de Brueriis dominus Leugarum” agreed her dowry with “Philippam relictam Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum patris mei” by charter dated Apr 1239[786].  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[787]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “VI Id Oct“ of "Thomas dominus Leugarum et Brueriis[788]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[789].  Thomas & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN de Lèves .  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[790]

2.         MATHILDE de Lèves .  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[791].

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de MONTMIRAIL (GOËT)

 

 

Guillaume [I] Goët succeeded in uniting the five baronies in the area known as Perche-Gouet: Authon, Bazoche, Montmirail, Alluyes and Brou, which were fiefs of the abbey of Saint-Père de Chartres[792]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] Goët (-before 1059)Seigneur de Montmirailm as her first husband, MATHILDE d'Alluyes, daughter of GAUTHIER d'Alluyes & his wife --- (-after 1079).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[793]She married secondly Geoffroy [II] Seigneur de Mayenne.  "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[794]Guillaume [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] Goët (-[1117]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[795]Orderic Vitalis records the return from Apulia of “Ernaldus de Escalfoio Willermi Geroiani filius” who was pardoned by Duke Guillaume who promised the return of his property, that “Mabilia Talavacii filia” prepared poison for him which was drunk by “Ernaldo...et Geroio de Corbævilla atque Willermo cognomento Goiet de Monte-Miralio” (the latter two recovering), dated to [1064] from the context[796].  "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[797].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[798]Seigneur de Montmirail.  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[799]m (before 1071) EUSTACHIE, daughter of ---.  "Guillelmus Goius [et] uxor…Eustachia" donated property by charter dated 1071[800].  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[801].  A clue to the origins of Eustachie is provided by the charter dated 1116 in which "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[802], although Bernard has not yet been idenfied.  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi", the editor of the compilation stating that "Eustachia" was "consanguinea Willelmi abbatis Carnotensis"[803].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had five children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [III] "Mischinus" Goët (before 1079-after 1119).  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[804].  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[805].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[806].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[807]Seigneur de Montmirail et du Château-du-Loir.  "Goharius Meschinus" witnessed the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[808]m --- [of England], illegitimate daughter of HENRY I King of England & his mistress ---.  Guillaume de Jumièges records one illegitimate daughter of King Henry I as wife of "Willelmo Goieto"[809]. 

ii)         HUGUES (before 1079-before 1116).  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[810].  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[811]

iii)        ROBERT (-after 1116).  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[812].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[813].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[814]

iv)       MATHIEU (-after 1116).  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[815].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[816]

v)        MATHILDE .  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[817]

b)         HILDEBURGE Goët (-6 Aug ----).  "Militem...Castriduni...Gaufredum" donated vines "de vico Chamartio" held by “Fulcherius...filius Nivelonis...uxor...Hildeburgis filia Guillelmi cognomento Goiti” by charter dated to [1041/48][818].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[819]The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VIII Id Aug” of “Hildeburgis”, her donation while living and the donation made by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius vir suus” for her soul[820]m FOUCHER Seigneur de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [I] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Ermentrude --- (-18 Dec before 1095). 

c)         RICHILDIS .  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[821]

d)         [--- .  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          GUILLAUME .  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[822]

 

 

His inheritance of the seigneurie d’Alluyes demonstrates that Guillaume [IV] Goët was the senior male representative of the preceding Goët family, but the source which confirms his precise parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [IV] Goët (-1169).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Montmirail.  Baron du Perche-Goët.  Seigneur d'Alluyes.  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[823]Robert of Torigny records the death in 1169 "in itinere Jerusalem" of "Guillermus Goeth"[824]m ([1150/55]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Blois, widow of ROGER Duke of Apulia, daughter of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] (1130-13 Aug after 1168).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the third of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus" as "quedam ducissa in partibus remotis, hanc postea duxit Guilelmus Goez in dyocesi Carnotensi" specifying that her two daughters were "matrem Gaufridi de Dunzei et Agnetam domnam de Monteforti in Cenomania"[825].  She returned to France after her first husband died.  Her second marriage is confirmed by Robert of Torigny which names "Herveus de Juen" as husband of "Guillermus Goeth…primogenitam filiam natam ex una sororem comitis Teobaldi"[826]"Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[827]The necrology of the Prieuré de Fontaines records the death "13 Aug" of "Domina Elisabeth…monacha, ducissa, soror domine Marie ducisse"[828]Guillaume [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATHILDE Goët (-22 Jan ----).  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[829]Robert of Torigny names "Herveus de Juen" as husband of "Guillermus Goeth…primogenitam filiam natam ex una sororem comitis Teobaldi"[830]m as his first wife, HERVE [III] Seigneur de Donzy, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Donzy & his second wife Garna de Toucy (-1187). 

b)         AGNES Goët (-after 1168).  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[831]

 

 

 

G.      VICOMTES de MOULINS

 

 

The editor of the cartulary of Tiron Sainte-Trinité suggests that "Mollan", in the charter quoted below, is Moulins in the parish of Louvigny[832].  As the wife of Gauthier Hait is accorded the title “vicecomitissa” in the same document, it is likely that Gauthier bore the title de iure uxoris.  No document has yet been identified which names earlier vicomtes de Moulins.  It has therefore not yet been possible to verify Ermengarde’s antecedents. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER Hait (-after 28 Dec 1135).  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[833]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- [Vicomte de Moulins] & his wife --- (-after 28 Dec 1135).  Gauthier & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         TEVIN (-before 28 Dec 1135).  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[834]

b)         daughters .  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[835].  The number of daughters is not known. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    CHÂTEAUDUN

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN

 

 

The county of Châteaudun was held in the 9th century by two counts who also held the county of Blois.  The rulers of Châteaudun cannot be identified between the late 9th and the mid-10th centuries.  In the 960s, Thibaut [II], son of Thibaut [I], who had acquired the county of Blois, also gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun.  Thereafter, the counts of Blois were also counts of Châteaudun.  Government of the county of Châteaudun was entrusted to vicomtes, records of whom are continuous from the mid-10th century (see Parts B and C of the present chapter).  The county was revived in 1439 when, then called “Dunois”, it was granted to Jean d’Orléans, illegitimate son of Louis Duc d’Orléans (son of Charles V King of France). 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME, son of --- ([772/90]-killed in battle [Touraine] Jun 834)His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was younger than his brother Eudes, which is suggested by the order in which their names appear when named together in primary sources.  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[836]Comte de Blois et Comte de Châteaudun: Merlet cites a charter of Emperor Louis I "le Pieux" dated 19 Nov 832 which confirms that these two territories were administered together at the time, referring to property "quæ est in pago Blisense vel Dunense"[837]The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[838]Merlet suggests that the battle took place in Touraine[839].  The Chronica Rainaldi records that "Odo comes Aurelianensium, Willelmus frater eius comes Blesensium, Guido comes Cenomanensium" died in battle fighting "Lambertum" in 835[840]It is more likely that this battle took place in 834, assuming that it is correct that Count Lantbert was established in Italy later that year. 

 

 

2.         EUDES [Odo] (-1 Aug 871).  René Merlet suggests that Eudes was the brother of Robert "le Fort", ancestor of the Capetian dynasty, tracing what appears to be the parallel development of their careers[841]Comte de Châteaudun: Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks restored property to Hincmar Archbishop of Reims which he had previously granted to his supporters, including property granted to "…Odo comes…", by charter dated 1 Oct 845[842].  "Le comte Eudes et sa femme Guandilmode" donated property "dans le Dunois, dans la viguerie de Châteaudun…villa Mauro, sur le Loir" to Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated May 846[843]Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks granted property "in pago Otininse in villam Novientum" to "Odonem…comitem atque Ministerialem nostrum", by charter dated 11 Oct 849[844]Comte de Troyes"Karolus…rex" authorised "Dodo…Andecavorum episcopus" and "Odo comes" to exchange land at Angers by charter dated 3 Jul 851[845].  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Wenilo episcopus, Odo et Donatus" as missi in "pago Senonico, Trecasino, Wasteniso, Miliduniso, Morviso, Proviniso, et ini tribus Arcisisis et in duobus Brionensis"[846].  "Karolus…rex" named "Odo…comes [et] predecessoris sui Aledramni…comitis ex comitatu Tricasino" in a charter dated 25 Apr 854 or 855 relating to the abbey of Montéramey[847]A document of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 21 Mar 858 is subscribed by "Hungarius, Engilramnus, Isembardus, Odo, Osbertus, Ratbodus, Hunfridus, Odalricus, Rhodulfus, Engilschalcus, Herluinus, Hitto"[848]Comte de BloisThe Annales Fuldenses name "Adalhartus abbas et Oto comes" as missi "ab occidente" in Jul 858[849], the editor of the compilation suggesting that "Oto" was "comes Blesensis"[850].

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 967-1080

 

 

GEOFFROY, son of --- (-after 986)Vicomte [de Châteaudun].  The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[851].  "…Gauzfredi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 967 under which "Girardus Sancti Martini canonicus et sacerdos" donated property "Taiseis" to Tours Saint-Julien[852]

m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[853] 

Vicomte Geoffroy & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES (-989 or after)The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[854]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[855].  m HILDEGARDE du Perche, daughter of HERVE [I] Comte du Perche & his wife Mélisende --- (-14 Apr [1021/22]).  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[856].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis vicecomitissa de Castellodunis", stating that "filius eius Hugo Turonensis episcopus" donated property at "Viverus" for her soul[857].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "XVII Kal Mai" of "Hildegarda vicecomitissa" and her donation of "allodium de Bellomonte"[858].  Vicomte Hugues & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES de Châteaudun (-10 Jun 1026).  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[859].  His mother's name is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis vicecomitissa de Castellodunis", stating that "filius eius Hugo Turonensis episcopus" donated property at "Viverus" for her soul[860]Vicomte de Châteaudun 980/1003.  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[861].  Deacon at Tours cathedral 996/1001.  Archbishop of Tours 1005.  “...Hugo Turonorum Archiepiscopus...” subscribed the charter dated to [1008] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Saint-Denis[862].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Id Jun” of “Hugo Turonorum archiepiscopus” and his donation of “alodum suum de Vivariis[863].  Archbishop Hugues had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses:

i)          HELGAUD .  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[864].  1003/[1020].  m ---.  The name of Helgaud's wife is not known.  Helgaud & his wife had one child: 

(a)        HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1038/1040. 

ii)         HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1003. 

b)         ADALAUD .  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[865].  Seigneur de Château-Chinon 996/1001. 

c)         [MELISENDE (-before 1040)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse de Châteaudunm FULCOIS Seigneur de Nogent-le-Rotrou Comte de Mortaigne, son of ROTROU Seigneur de Nogent & his wife ---.] 

d)         daughter The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (before 989) ALBERT [II] de la Ferté-en-Beauce, son of ALBERT [I] de la Ferté-en-Beauce & his wife Godehildis de Bellême. 

 

 

1.         ROTROU (-after 12 Feb 996).  Seigneur de Nogent.  m ---.  The name of Rotrou's wife is not known.  Rotrou & his wife had one child: 

a)         FULCOIS .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Nogent-le-Rotrou.  Comte de Mortagnem MELISENDE Vicomtesse de Châteaudun, daughter of [HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife ---] (-before 1040).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Fulcois & his wife had two children: 

i)          GEOFFROY (-murdered Chartres [1039/40]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1065] under which "Rotrochus comes de Mauritania et mea uxor Adeliz et filii nostri Rotrochus et ceteri nostri infantes" donated property to Saint-Vincent du Mans, for the anniversary of "avi mei Fulcuich comitis et avunculi mei Hugonis et patris mei vicecomitis Gaufridi"[866]"Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[867]Vicomte de Châteaudun 1004.  "…Gaufredi vicecomitis" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[868].  "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "domine meo Odone Palatino" by charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032], subscribed by "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum"[869].  "Gauffredus vicecomes Dunensis Castri" made a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by charter dated 1040, witnessed by "Hugo filius Gauffridi, Rotrocus frater eius"[870].  He was murdered in front of the cathedral of Chartres.  m HELVISE [Elisabeth], daughter of --- (-after [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032]).  1007/[1029/31].  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[871].  Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GEOFFROY (-[1015/28] or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(b)       HUGUES .  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[872]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  1007/[1039/40].  "Gauffredus vicecomes Dunensis Castri" made a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by charter dated 1040, witnessed by "Hugo filius Gauffridi, Rotrocus frater eius"[873]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Filius eius Hugo…[et] uxorem eius Adilam" confirmed a donation of "Gausfredus vicecomes", recorded in a charter dated to [1036/40][874].  

(c)       ROTROU (-1 Mar [1080]).  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[875]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  Comte de Mortagne 1058. 

-         COMTES de PERCHE, COMTES de MORTAGNE

ii)         HUGUES du Perche .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1065] under which "Rotrochus comes de Mauritania et mea uxor Adeliz et filii nostri Rotrochus et ceteri nostri infantes" donated property to Saint-Vincent du Mans, for the anniversary of "avi mei Fulcuich comitis et avunculi mei Hugonis et patris mei vicecomitis Gaufridi"[876]Comte de Gâtinais, de iure uxoris

-         COMTES de GÂTINAIS

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1080-1250

 

 

HUGUES [III] de Châteaudun, son of ROTROU de Châteaudun Comte de Mortagne & his wife Adelise de Bellême (-1110).  "Gaufridi, Hu[gonis], Rotroci, Fulcoisi filiorum meorum" consented to the confirmation of donations to Saint-Nogent by "Rotrocus castri Mauritanie comes atque Dunensis castri vicecomes" dated 11 Jan 1078[877].  "Gauffridus vicecomes, Hugo vicecomes Castriduni, Rotrocus frater eius de Montfort" witnessed a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by "Henricus vicecomes Mauritanie"[878], the charter dated to [1060] in the compilation.  He succeeded his father in [1080] as Vicomte de Châteaudun.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][879].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier "pro fratribus suis Gausfredo et Rotroco" with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandi Guerram fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilda filia eius" by charter dated to [1095/1100][880][Cas]trumduni: Hugo vicecomes, Gaufridus [filius eius], Fulcois alius filius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1101/11] under which Adela Ctss de Chartres donated “une terre à Morancez” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[881]"Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" donated property with the consent of "Gaufridum filium suum…Mithildis comitissa Vindocinensis filia eiusdem Hugonis…Rotrodus de Monteforti frater eiusdem Hugonis" by charter dated [1110/11][882]

m AGNES [Comtesse] de Fréteval, daughter of FOUCHER Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Hildeburge Goët.  [1095/1110].  "…filiæ ipsius Comitissa et Pagana" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][883].  "…uxore ipsius Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Hugonis vicecomitis" by charter dated to [1080/1100][884].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][885].  "…Agnes vicecomitissa soror sua" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][886].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated property with the consent of "…Comitissa uxore eius…" by charter dated to [1095/1100][887]

Hugues [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         MATHILDE (-25 Sep, [after 1139]).  "…Filii eius Maulde et Pagano qui nondum erat christianus" consented to the donation by "Hugonis vicecomitis" by charter dated to [1080/1100][888], the actual date presumably being in the early part of this range if his son Geoffroy was not yet baptised.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][889].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated property with the consent of "…Gausfredo filio eius, Matilda filia eius" by charter dated to [1095/1100][890].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1119 under which "Gaufridus de Castroduno" (her brother) donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis"[891]"Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis qui cognominatus et Grisa Gonella…uxor eius Mathildis…comitissa necnon Eschirater eiusdem comitis" donated property by charter dated 1107[892].  "…Mithildis comitissa Vindocinensis filia eiusdem Hugonis…" consented to the donation by "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated [1110/11][893].  A list of anniversaries of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IX Kal Oct" of "Mathildis comitissa Vindocinensis"[894]Saint-Venant suggests that Mathilde died before 1139, the date of a charter under which “Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius meus” donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to Marmoutier “pro salute anime matris sue et anime uxoris sue”[895].  However, the repetition of the word “anime” in in the document would be unnecessary if the donor’s mother and his wife were both deceased at the time.  The document indicates a distinction between their two situations, suggesting that the donor’s wife must have still been alive at the time.  m firstly ROBERT Vicomte de Blois, son of --- (-before 1105).  m secondly (1105) GEOFFROY [II] "Grisegonelle" Comte de Vendôme, son of GEOFFROY [III] "Jourdan" Seigneur de Preuilly & his wife Euphrosine de Vendôme (-Saint-Gilles-en-Languedoc 1145). 

2.         GEOFFROY [III] (-Chartres 12 Apr [1140/45]).  "…Filii eius Maulde et Pagano qui nondum erat christianus" consented to the donation by "Hugonis vicecomitis" by charter dated to [1080/1100][896], the actual date presumably being in the early part of this range if his son Geoffroy was not yet baptised.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][897].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated property with the consent of "…Gausfredo filio eius, Matilda filia eius" by charter dated to [1095/1100][898][Cas]trumduni: Hugo vicecomes, Gaufridus [filius eius], Fulcois alius filius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1101/11] under which Adela Ctss de Chartres donated “une terre à Morancez” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[899]"Gaufridum filium suum…" consented to the donation by "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated [1110/11][900]Vicomte de Châteaudun"Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[901]"Gaufridus de Castroduno" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis" by charter dated 1119[902]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133, witnessed by “...Guillelmus de Porcheria nepos Heloisse vicecomitisse...Agnes soror vicecomitisse[903]"Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1 Dec 1134, later consented to by "primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis"[904].  A charter dated 1145 records that Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres had excommunicated "Gaufridum Castriduni vicecomitem et filios eius Hugonem et Paganum et castrum eorum", but that on his deathbed apud Carnotum” had become a monk at Tiron Sainte-Trinité and that “uxor eius Helois vicecomitissa et filius eorum Hugo” had made peace with the abbey[905]The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "II Id Apr" of "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni"[906]m as her second marriage, HELVISE Dame de Mondoubleau, widow of --- de Semblency, daughter of ILBERT "Payen" de Mondoubleau & his [first] wife --- (-[1154]).  "Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[907].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which "Gaufridum vicecomitem Castriduni" confirmed the donation by "cuidam militia suo…qui erat de progenie uxoris sue Helvise, Ernulfo…de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[908]"Uxor eius Helvisis et duo filii eius Hugo et Paganus cum duabus sororibus eorum Alpasia et Helvise" consented to the donation by "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated 1125[909].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et Helvisa uxor eius et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et dua filia eius Alpes et Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129[910]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133, witnessed by “...Guillelmus de Porcheria nepos Heloisse vicecomitisse...Agnes soror vicecomitisse[911]"Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1 Dec 1134, later consented to by "primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis"[912].  A charter dated 1145 records that Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres had excommunicated "Gaufridum Castriduni vicecomitem et filios eius Hugonem et Paganum et castrum eorum", but that on his deathbed apud Carnotum” had become a monk at Tiron Sainte-Trinité and that “uxor eius Helois vicecomitissa et filius eorum Hugo” had made peace with the abbey[913].  Geoffroy [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES [IV] (-[1180])"Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[914]Vicomte de Châteaudun

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b)         ALPAIS (-after 1 Dec 1134).  "Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[915]"Gaufridus de Castroduno" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis" by charter dated 1119[916]"Uxor eius Helvisis et duo filii eius Hugo et Paganus cum duabus sororibus eorum Alpasia et Helvise" consented to the donation by "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated 1125[917].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et Helvisa uxor eius et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et dua filia eius Alpes et Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129[918]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133[919]"Primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis" consented to the charter dated 1 Dec 1134 under which "Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme[920]

c)         HELOISE (-1129 or after).  "Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[921]"Gaufridus de Castroduno" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis" by charter dated 1119[922]"Uxor eius Helvisis et duo filii eius Hugo et Paganus cum duabus sororibus eorum Alpasia et Helvise" consented to the donation by "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated 1125[923].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et Helvisa uxor eius et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et dua filia eius Alpes et Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129[924]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133[925]"Primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis" consented to the charter dated 1 Dec 1134 under which "Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme[926]

d)         HUBERT "Payen" (-after 1145).  "Uxor eius Helvisis et duo filii eius Hugo et Paganus cum duabus sororibus eorum Alpasia et Helvise" consented to the donation by "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated 1125[927].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et Helvisa uxor eius et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et dua filia eius Alpes et Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129[928]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133[929]A charter dated 1145 records that Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres had excommunicated "Gaufridum Castriduni vicecomitem et filios eius Hugonem et Paganum et castrum eorum", but that on his deathbed apud Carnotum” had become a monk at Tiron Sainte-Trinité and that “uxor eius Helois vicecomitissa et filius eorum Hugo” had made peace with the abbey[930]same person as…?  ISBERT .  "Primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis" consented to the charter dated 1 Dec 1134 under which "Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme[931].  The similarity of names suggests that "Isbert" in this charter is a mistranscription for Hubert. 

e)         GUILLAUME .  "Willelmus frater vicecomitis" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" freed to the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau[932]

f)          MATHILDE (-[26/27] Jun [1154/56]).  "Primogenitus filius noster Hugo, Isbertus Paganus, et filie nostre Alpet, Helvisa et Mahildis" consented to the charter dated 1 Dec 1134 under which "Goffridus vicecomes Castridunensis et dominus Montisdublelli et Helvisa uxor mea" confirmed "ecclesiam…Sancti Petri de Curte-Magnonis" to La Trinité de Vendôme[933].  “Matheus comes Bellimontis” donated property to the Templars by charter dated 1152, with the consent of “Mathildi comitissa uxore Mathei comitis, cum liberis suis[934].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" noted the death "VI Kal Jul" of "Matildis comitissa uxor mea" and donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun for her soul by charter dated 1159[935].  The Necrologium Bellimontense records the death “V Kal Jul” of “Martildis comitissa[936].  Mathilde’s death must be dated several years before 1159 as a charter dated 1160 names her husband’s second wife as well as their two sons.  "Matheus comes Bellimontis" donated property to the chapelain de la Madeleine in the church of Saint-Léonor for the soul of "patris mei Mathei et Matildis matris mee" by charter dated 1 Jan/9 Apr 1189 or 1 Jan/25 Mar 1190[937].  "Matheus comes Bellimontes" confirmed the donation by "Philippus frater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise in memory of "Mathei patris mei et Mathildis matris mee fratrumque nostrorum Mathei et Johannis sororumque nostrarum quarum ultraque dicta fuit Aalildis" by charter dated 1195[938]m (before 1150) as his first wife, MATHIEU [II] Comte de Beaumont-sur-Oise, son of MATHIEU [I] Comte de Beaumont & his wife Beatrix de Clermont (-1174 or after). 

3.         FULCOIS[Cas]trumduni: Hugo vicecomes, Gaufridus [filius eius], Fulcois alius filius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1101/11] under which Adela Ctss de Chartres donated “une terre à Morancez” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[939]

 

 

HUGUES [IV] de Châteaudun, son of GEOFFROY [III] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Heloise dame de Mondoubleau (-[1180])"Gaufrido vicecomite, Helvisa uxore eius, Hugone filio eius, Alpez et Helvisa filiabus eius…" witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by "Arnulfus de Semblentiaco" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans[940]"Gaufridus de Castroduno" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis" by charter dated 1119[941]"Uxor eius Helvisis et duo filii eius Hugo et Paganus cum duabus sororibus eorum Alpasia et Helvise" consented to the donation by "Gaufredus vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated 1125[942].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et Helvisa uxor eius et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et dua filia eius Alpes et Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129[943]"Gaufridus Castridunensis vicecomes et eius...uxor Helvisa" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis...Hugone, Huberto, Aupeza, Heloisa”, by charter dated 1133[944]A charter dated 1145 records that Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres had excommunicated "Gaufridum Castriduni vicecomitem et filios eius Hugonem et Paganum et castrum eorum", but that on his deathbed apud Carnotum” had become a monk at Tiron Sainte-Trinité and that “uxor eius Helois vicecomitissa et filius eorum Hugo” had made peace with the abbey[945]Vicomte de Châteaudun"Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" freed to the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau with the consent of "uxor mea Margarita…filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" by charter dated 1163, witnessed by "Willelmus frater vicecomitis"[946].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni…et Margarita uxor mea et filii mei Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by charter dated 1175[947]

m MARGUERITE de Saint-Calais, daughter of SYLVESTRE Seigneur de Saint-Calais & his wife --- (-before 1202).  The primary source whjich confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Uxor mea Margarita…" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[948].  "Hugonem vicecomitem Castriduni" donated property to Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "uxor vicecomitis Margarita et filii eorum Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" by charter dated 1166[949].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni…et Margarita uxor mea et filii mei Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by charter dated 1175[950]

Hugues [IV] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [IV] (-1176).  "…Filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[951].  "Hugonem vicecomitem Castriduni" donated property to Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "uxor vicecomitis Margarita et filii eorum Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" by charter dated 1166[952].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni…et Margarita uxor mea et filii mei Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by charter dated 1175[953].  His death in 1176 is deduced from the charter of that date under which "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" donated property for the soul of "Gaufridi filii sui" with the consent of "Margarita vicecomitissa et Hugo et Paganus filii eius et soror eorum Aaliz" to the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau[954]

2.         HUGUES [V] "Callidus" (-1191).  "…Filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[955].  "Hugonem vicecomitem Castriduni" donated property to Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "uxor vicecomitis Margarita et filii eorum Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" by charter dated 1166[956].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni…et Margarita uxor mea et filii mei Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by charter dated 1175[957]Vicomte de Châteaudun"Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][958].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni, Hugonis et Margaritæ filius" donated property to Saint-Denis by charter dated 30 Jul 1185[959]m as her first husband, JEANNE de Preuilly, daughter of GOSBERT de Preuilly dit de la Guerche Seigneur du Bouchet et de la Guerche & his wife Adela de [Vendôme] (-before Sep 1201).  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][960].  "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212 in which he names "dominus Jobertus de Guerchia avus meus et Johanna mater mea filia ipsius, comitissa d'Alençon"[961].  "Domina Aales uxor avi mea et domina Johanna mater mea" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1194[962].  She married secondly as his second wife, Robert Comte d'Alençon.  A charter dated Dec 1221 (error for before Sep 1201) of "Arturus dux Britannie comes Andegavensis, Cenomanensis et Richemontis" confirmed donations made to Perseigne abbey, including a donation made by "Johanna pie recordationis quondam comitissa de Alenchone et domina de Bocheto", witnessed by "domina Constancia matre mea…"[963].  Hugues [V] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [V] (-after Nov 1218).  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][964]Vicomte de Châteaudun"Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the foundation of "la chapelle de la Chauvelière", with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et Philippo et Hugone filiis meis", by charter dated to [1190][965].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea, Philippo filio meo et Agnete sorore mea" by charter dated Feb 1200[966].  "Gaufridus Castriduni vicecomes et dominus Montis Dublelli et domina Adelicia uxor mea" granted letters of immunity relating to Cormenon by charter dated 1 Mar 1202[967].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" freed a serf, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et heredibus meis Gaufrido et Isabella", by charter dated 1202[968].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et Gaufrido filio meo et filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" by charter dated Oct 1209[969].  "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" by charter dated 1212 in which he names "dominus Jobertus de Guerchia avus meus et Johanna mater mea filia ipsius, comitissa d'Alençon"[970].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[971]m firstly ADELICIA de Nevers, daughter of ---.  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the foundation of "la chapelle de la Chauvelière", with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et Philippo et Hugone filiis meis", by charter dated to [1190][972].  "Adelicia uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Feb 1200[973].  She is named "Adèle de Nevers" in Europäische Stammtafeln[974] without naming her parents.  Her connection, if any, with the family of the Comtes de Nevers has not been established.  "Gaufridus Castriduni vicecomes et dominus Montis Dublelli et domina Adelicia uxor mea" granted letters of immunity relating to Cormenon by charter dated 1 Mar 1202[975].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" freed a serf, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et heredibus meis Gaufrido et Isabella", by charter dated 1202[976].  "Adelicia uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[977].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[978]m secondly ALIX de Fréteval, daughter of URSO [II] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Grecie de Faye (-after 18 Jun 1257).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  ["G comes Pertici" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Aales uxoris sue et liberorum suorum…Girardo primogenito suo" by charter dated [1200][979].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Aaliz uxore mea et G filio meo" by charter dated 1210[980].  It is possible that both of these sources refer to Geoffroy's first wife.]  Geoffroy [V] & his first wife had [nine] children: 

i)          PHILIPPE (-[Feb 1200/1202]).  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the foundation of "la chapelle de la Chauvelière", with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et Philippo et Hugone filiis meis", by charter dated to [1190][981].  "…Philippo filio meo…" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Feb 1200[982].  He presumably died before Oct 1209, the date of the charter under which his father made another donation to Hôtel-Dieu, in which he is not named.   

ii)         HUGUES (-[1190/1202]).  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the foundation of "la chapelle de la Chauvelière", with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et Philippo et Hugone filiis meis", by charter dated to [1190][983]

iii)        GEOFFROY [VI] (-6 Feb 1250, bur Ronceray).  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" freed a serf, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et heredibus meis Gaufrido et Isabella", by charter dated 1202[984].  "…Gaufrido filio meo…" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[985].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[986].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[987]Vicomte de Châteaudun"Amaury de Craon et Jeanne de Roches, Geoffroy de Châteaudun et Clémence des Roches" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Bonlieu abbey by “Guillaume des Roches et Marguerite de Sablé” by charter dated [16/31] Jul 1222[988].  "M[argarita] domina Sabolii [...quondam uxor domini Guillelmi], Amauricus de Credone senescallus Andegavensis [...Johenna uxore mea], G[aufridus] vicecomes Castriduni [...de assensu...Clementiæ uxoris meæ]" confirmed exemptions granted to the inhabitants of Cohémon by “dominus noster bonæ memoriæ G[uillelmus] de Rupibus seneschallus Andegavensis” by charter dated 1222 [after 15 Jul][989].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated a fair to Châteaudun, with the consent of "Clemencia uxore mea, condam comitissa Blesensi", by charter dated Jul 1229[990]m firstly MABILIE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly CLEMENCE des Roches, widow of THIBAUT VI Comte de Blois, daughter of GUILLAUME des Roches Seneschal of Anjou & his wife Marguerite Dame de Sablé [Nevers] (-after Sep 1259).  "Amaury de Craon et Jeanne de Roches, Geoffroy de Châteaudun et Clémence des Roches" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Bonlieu abbey by “Guillaume des Roches et Marguerite de Sablé” by charter dated [16/31] Jul 1222[991].  "M[argarita] domina Sabolii [...quondam uxor domini Guillelmi], Amauricus de Credone senescallus Andegavensis [...Johenna uxore mea], G[aufridus] vicecomes Castriduni [...de assensu...Clementiæ uxoris meæ]" confirmed exemptions granted to the inhabitants of Cohémon by “dominus noster bonæ memoriæ G[uillelmus] de Rupibus seneschallus Andegavensis” by charter dated 1222 [after 15 Jul][992].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to the donation to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun with the consent of "Clemencia quondam comitissa Blesensi uxore mea" by charter dated Oct 1226[993].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated a fair to Châteaudun, with the consent of "Clemencia uxore mea, condam comitissa Blesensi", by charter dated Jul 1229[994].  “Clémence dame de Châteaudun et de Château-du-Loir” donated property to Bonlieu, with the consent of “sa fille Jehanne comtesse de Montfort”, for the souls of “feu Guillaume des Roches sénéchal d’Anjou, de Marguerite dame de Sablé, et de Geoffroy vicomte de Châteaudun”, by charter dated Apr 1250[995].  "Clementia Castriduni et Castrilidi domina...cum...filia mea Johanna quondam comitissa Montisfortis" donated harvest to the nuns of Bonlieu, for the souls of “...Gaufridi quondam vicecomitis Castriduni sponsi mei”, by charter dated Nov 1255[996].  Geoffroy [VI] & his first wife had three children: 

(a)       PIERRE (-after 1251).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Monk in 1251. 

(b)       ISABELLE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1221. 

(c)       ODETTE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1218. 

Geoffroy [VI] & his second wife had two children: 

(d)       CLEMENCE (after 1220-after May 1259, bur Braine Saint-Yved)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse de Châteaudun, Dame de Mondoubleau.  “Robers de Dreus Sires dou chastel de Neeles chevaliers et...Climence sa femme“ settled disputes about “la justice des bois de Perty” with Igny abbey by charter dated May 1259[997].  The necrology of Braine Saint-Yved records the death “IX Kal Jul“ of “Roberti de Drocis militis filii...Roberti comitis Drocarum et domini Branæ” and his donation for the soul of “quondam uxore sua Clementia vicecomitissa Castriduni[998]m (before 1253) as his first wife, ROBERT de Dreux Seigneur de Beu, son of ROBERT [III] "Gasteblé" Comte de Dreux & his wife Aliénor dame de Saint-Valéry ([1217]-23 Jun 1264).  Vicomte de Châteaudun by right of his wife. 

(e)       JEANNE (-[19 Sep 1254]).  Joinville records that “l’empereris s’en alla en France” (dated to [1249] from the context) and took with him “monsignour Jehan d’Acre son frère” whom he married to “la contesce de Montfort[999].  “Clémence dame de Châteaudun et de Château-du-Loir” donated property to Bonlieu, with the consent of “sa fille Jehanne comtesse de Montfort”, for the souls of “feu Guillaume des Roches sénéchal d’Anjou, de Marguerite dame de Sablé, et de Geoffroy vicomte de Châteaudun”, by charter dated Apr 1250[1000].  Heiress of la Suze, inherited from her mother[1001].  “Jeanne comtesse de Montfort” granted a confirmation charter dated 1251[1002].  The necrology of Joyenval records the death “19 Sep...circa...1254“ of "domini Joannis Montifortis comitis et dominæ Joannæ de Castilione uxoris eius[1003].  "Clementia Castriduni et Castrilidi domina...cum...filia mea Johanna quondam comitissa Montisfortis" donated harvest to the nuns of Bonlieu, for the souls of “...Gaufridi quondam vicecomitis Castriduni sponsi mei”, by charter dated Nov 1255[1004]m firstly (before Mar 1248) JEAN [I] de Montfort, son of AMAURY [VII] de Montfort Earl of Leicester, ex-Duc de Narbonne, ex-Comte de Toulouse, Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Beatrix de Viennois [Bourgogne-Capet] (-Cyprus 19 Sep 1249, bur Abbaye de Haute-Bruyère).  m secondly ([1250/52]) as his first wife, JEAN de Brienne "d'Acre", son of JEAN de Brienne King of Jerusalem & his third wife Infanta doña Berenguela de Castilla y León (-1296). 

iv)       ISABELLE (-1259 or after).  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" freed a serf, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea et heredibus meis Gaufrido et Isabella", by charter dated 1202[1005].  "…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[1006].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[1007].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[1008]

v)        ALIX (-after Oct 1239).  "…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[1009].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[1010].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[1011].  Dame de Fréteval.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  "Herveus dominus de Galardone" made a donation to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "Adelicie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1216[1012]m HERVE [III] Seigneur de Gallardon, son of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Gallardon & his wife --- (-after 1224). 

vi)       JEANNE (-1217 or after).  "…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[1013].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[1014].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[1015]

vii)      AGNES (-19 Jul after 1271).  "…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[1016].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[1017].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[1018]The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Morandière quotes (in translation) a charter dated 1231 under which "Jehan d’Estouteville" donated property to Valmont, for the souls of "Henri mon père et de Mathilde ma mère…et de Agnès mon épouse et de Robert mon frère", witnessed by "Raoul d’Estouteville miles…", but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1019]Johannes de Estotevilla miles dominus de Boscheto et Agnes uxor mea” renounced rights over the priory of Lancé in favour of Marmoutier, with the consent of “Robertus primogenitus noster, Radulphus et Astulphus filii mei”, by charter dated 1249[1020]Domina de Estoutevilla soror quondam Gaufridi vicecomitis Castriduni“ claimed “portionem suam iure hereditario contingentem de vicecomitatu Castriduni” from “domino Roberto de Drocis...cum filia sua“ by charter dated 1260[1021]m (before 1231) JEAN [I] Seigneur d'Estouteville, son of HENRI Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Mathilde d’Eu (-after 1262). 

viii)     ETIENNE .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Rouen. 

ix)       [RENAUD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Chartres 1256.] 

b)         AGNES (-after Feb 1200).  "…Agnete sorore mea" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Feb 1200[1022]

3.         PAYEN (-1190 or after).  "…Filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[1023].  "Hugonem vicecomitem Castriduni" donated property to Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "uxor vicecomitis Margarita et filii eorum Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" by charter dated 1166[1024].  "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni…et Margarita uxor mea et filii mei Gaufridus, Hugo et Paganus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by charter dated 1175[1025].  Seigneur de Mondoubleau: "Paganus de Monte-Dublelli" donated “anguillas et minutam in piscatoria mea...apud Sanctum-Karilepphum...de maceria Jupeelli usque in Ligerum” to Tiron Sainte-Trinité by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “H[ugoni] vicecomiti fratri meo[1026]

4.         EUDES (-before [1175]).  "…Filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[1027]

5.         HELVISE (-after 1163).  "…Filii mei Gauffridus, Hugo, Paganus, Odo et filia mea Helvisa" consented to the freeing of the men of the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" by charter dated 1163[1028]

6.         ALIX (-after 1176).  "…Hugo et Paganus filii eius et soror eorum Aaliz" consented to the donation by "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" for the soul of "Gaufridi filii sui" to the church of Notre-Dame-de-Mondoubleau by charter dated 1176[1029]

 

 

 

D.      VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1250-1410

 

 

ROBERT de Dreux Seigneur de Beu, son of ROBERT [III] "Gasteblé" Comte de Dreux & his wife Eléonore dame de Saint-Valéry ([1217]-23 Jun, after 1265)Vicomte de Châteaudun, by right of his wife. 

m firstly (before 1253) CLEMENCE de Châteaudun Vicomtesse de Châteaudun Dame de Mondoubleau, daughter of GEOFFROY [VI] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his second wife Clémence des Roches (after 1220-after May 1259, bur Braine). 

1.         ALIX de Dreux (-before 1296)Vicomtesse de Châteaudunm (before 1275) as his first wife, RAOUL de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle, son of SIMON [II] de Clermont Seigneur d’Ailly & his wife Alix de Montfort (-killed in battle near Courtrai 11 Jul 1302). 

a)         ALIX de Clermont ([1275]-1330)Vicomtesse de Châteaudunm firstly GUILLAUME de Flandre Heer van Dendermonde, son of GUY Count of Flanders & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune (after 1249-1311).  m secondly ([1312]) as his second wife, JEAN de Chalon Seigneur d'Arlay, son of JEAN [I] "l'Antique" Comte de Chalon, Seigneur de Salins & his third wife Laure de Commercy (1259-before 30 Oct 1315). 

i)          GUILLAUME de Flandre (-1320)Vicomte de Châteaudun, Seigneur de Nesle-en-Picardie, by right of his mother. 

ii)         MARIE de Flandre (-1350)Vicomtesse de Châteaudun, which she presumably sold in 1340 to her niece's husband Guillaume de Craon.  m (contract Dec 1312) as his second wife, ROBERT [VII] "le Grand" d'Auvergne, son of ROBERT [VI] Comte d´Auvergne et de Boulogne & his wife Beatrix de Montgascon (-St Geraldus 13 Oct 1325, bur Le Bouchet).    

 

 

GUILLAUME de Craon, son of AMAURY [III] Seigneur de Craon & his second wife Béatrix de Roucy [Pierrepont] (after 15 Apr 1318-8 Jun 1387, bur Châteaudun, Abbaye des Cordeliers).  Vicomte de Châteaudun 1340, which he presumably bought from his wife's aunt Marie dowager Ctss d'Auvergne et de Boulogne. 

1.         GUILLAUME de Craon ([1342/45]-[13 Jul 1409/6 Jun 1410])He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Châteaudun

a)         JEAN de Craon (-killed in battle Agincourt 1415)He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Châteaudun

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    NOBILITY in CHÂTEAUDUN

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de FRETEVAL

 

 

Fréteval was located in the canton of Morée, arrondissement Vendôme, in the present-day French département of Loir-et-Cher.  The construction of the castle of Fréteval can probably be dated to some years before [1050], as shown by the charter dated 1097 which records an agreement between Marmoutier and the monks of Bonneval about "capella Fractæ Vallis", and includes a report of testimony from two witnesses concerning events which had occurred 15 years before the castle had been built[1030].  On the death in [1270] of Nivelon [VI] Seigneur de Fréteval, the seigneurie was inherited by co-heiresses.  One of the heirs sold the seigneurie de Fréteval to Hugues de Châtillon Comte de Blois: “Guy d’Argenton écuyer fils et héritier de feu Hémery d’Argenton jadis chevalier” exchanged “le château de Fréteval” with “Hue de Châtillon comte de Blois et sire d’Avesnes” by charter dated 1293[1031].  The operation was completed when “Héloys femme jadis de feu Pierre Connegneux” sold “la sénéchaussée de Fréteval” to “Hue de Châtillon comte de Blois et seigneur d’Avesnes” by charter dated 1297[1032]

 

 

1.         NIVELON [Nebelung] [I] (-1050 or after).  ["...Nivelonis..." subscribed the charter dated 987 under which Eudes I Comte de Blois reaffirmed the privileges of Chartres Saint-Père[1033].  The chronology suggests that this subscription must refer to an earlier Nivelon.]  "...Nivelonis..." subscribed the charter dated 1024 under which Eudes II Comte de Blois reached agreement with Chartres Saint-Père about “terram in comitatu Dunensi...Boscus Medius[1034].  Seigneur de Chaumont: the Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum records that the father of Eudes II Comte de Blois had constructed a castle on the hill of Chaumont near the place previously called Vacherie-de-la-Comtesse ("prope locum antiquitis Vaccaria Comitissæ...in colle Calvimontem") and that Eudes had installed “Nevolum...militem suum” there in order to oppose Lisoie Seigneur d’Amboise[1035].  “...Nevelonis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1032/37] under which "domna Agnete domni Wanilonis tesaurarii uxore" donated revenue from “in terra nostra vineis Dagfridi clerici” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “suo seniore Guanilone[1036].  ["...Nivelo de Carnoto..." subscribed the charter dated 1033 under which Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou bought “molendinum...prope ecclesiam Sancti-Martini” from “Erfredo Ruffo...milite Burchardis senioris de Charismot[1037].  It is not known whether this charter refers to the same Nivelon.  However, the charter dated 3 Jun 1040, which records the donation by "Hugo Dublellus archidiaconus et Odo Dublellus frater eius" of "ecclesiam Sancti-Beati" to La Trinité de Vendôme, names Nivelon [I]’s son "Nivelongis Pagani, filii Nivelonis de Carnoto"[1038].]  Seigneur de Fréteval: "...Nivelonis de Fracta-Valle..." subscribed the charter dated 31 May 1040 under which Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou confirmed the foundation of Vendôme La-Trinité and donated property[1039].  "Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1040].  A charter dated to [1042/44] records the castle of Fréteval was captured by Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou, but later recaptured by Nivelon’s son[1041]...Niuelo...” subscribed the charter dated to [1039/60] under which Thibaut III Comte de Blois confirmed the donation to Marmoutier made by “Salomon...apud castrum Lauarzinense[1042]"Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1043]m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of --- (-26 Jan [before 1042/44]).  A charter dated to [1042/44] records that "matrona quondam Ermentrudis…uxor Nivelonis" donated “ecclesia...in honore sancti Leobini constructa...ex patrimonio suo” to Chartres Saint-Père, the failure of her husband to confirm the donation after her death, his instruction on his deathbed to "filius eius Paganus" to confirm it, the death in battle of Pagan while retaking the castle of Fréteval from Geoffroy "Martel" Comte d'Anjou, and the confirmation of the donation by "frater eius Fulcherius"[1044].  Indications of Ermentrude’s ancestry are provided by earlier charters of Chartres Saint-Père: a charter dated Feb 981 records that "Fulcherius" had been granted “abbatiam Sancti Leobini...in suburbio Carnotensis” [the same which was later donated by Ermentrude, see above] by Eudes I Comte de Blois, and had granted it to “Sigismundo presbitero”, witnessed by “Odo comes, Fulcherius abbas, Vivianus...[1045], while a charter dated 988 records that "Vivianus...consensu fratris mei Fulcherii" had donated other property to Chartres Saint-Père for “patris mei Fulcherii seu matris meæ Anstrudis vel fratris mei Rodulfi jam defunctorum[1046].  As Nivelon [I] and Ermentrude gave the name Foucher to their second son, it is probable that she was a descendant of this family.  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VII Kal Feb” of “Ermentrudis uxor Nivelonis” adding that “alodum in suburbio Beati Andree” was donated for her soul[1047].  Nivelon [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         NIVELON [II] [Paganus] (-killed in battle Fréteval before [1042/44]).  "Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1048]Seigneur de Fréteval.  A charter dated to [1042/44] records a donation to the abbey of Saint-Père by "matrona quondam Ermentrudis…uxor Nivelonis", the failure of her husband to confirm the donation after her death, his instruction on his deathbed to "filius eius Paganus" to confirm it, the death in battle of Pagan while retaking the castle of Fréteval from Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou, and the confirmation of the donation by "frater eius Fulcherius"[1049].  A charter dated 1085 before 6 Aug recalls the donation by "Nivelo Nivelonis filius", husband of "filiam Odonis Dublelli quondam Montis Dublelli domini", to La Trinité de Vendôme and the confirmation by "filius…Nivelo…cognomento Paganus", witnessed by "Burchardo comite…"[1050]m as her first husband, HELVISE de Mondoubleau, daughter of EUDES de Mondoubleau & his wife Placentia de Montoire ([1020/25]-after 15 Mar 1075)Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated to [1067/74] under which her second husband "Hamelinus de Longiaco, pariterque uxor mea…Helviza, filia Odonis Dublelli" donated "[ecclesiam] Sancte Marie…Tufiacum" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans, for the soul of "Hugonis Dublelli minoris filii…Odonis Dublelli" who was buried at Saint-Vincent, with the consent of "filii nostri Wauterii et filie nostre Hersendis, meique privigni…Ilberti qui fuit filius Pagani"[1051].  The issue is confused by a charter dated 3 Jun 1040, which records the donation by "Hugo Dublellus archidiaconus et Odo Dublellus frater eius" of "ecclesiam Sancti-Beati" to La Trinité de Vendôme, states that "Hamelinus de Langeia" succeeded as seigneur de Mondoubleau after the death of Hugues, that "eius uxor Adriena, soror Hugonis" wanted to rescind part of the donation, and that "Fredescendis filia Odonis Dublelli uxor Nivelongis Pagani, filii Nivelonis de Carnoto" wanted to rescind the donation after her husband was killed[1052].  If this document is correct, Eudes de Mondoubleau had two daughters, "Adriana" married to Hamelin de Langeais and "Fredescendis" married to Nivelon de Fréteval.  However, the charter dated to [1067/74] quoted above names a single daughter "Helviza" who was the wife of "Pagani", by whom she had "Ilberti", and secondly of Hamelin.  A more remote possibility is that there were two sisters, both of whom married Hamelin in turn.  The question is clarified by the charter dated 15 Mar 1075 which records donations by "Hugo filius Odonis Dublelli" and by "Hamelinus de Langeia", with the consent of "Adierna uxor eius, sororis…Hugonis", and states that Hamelin succeeded "in honorem Hugoni" after the death of the latter[1053].  This last document clarifies that Hamelin succeeded to Mondoubleau after returning from Rome which, the wording of the charter implies, was a relatively recent event.  If that is correct, there is insufficient time for Hamelin to have been married to two sisters, given that the supposed second sister was the mother of Ilbert by her former marriage.  The conclusion is therefore that the 3 Jun 1040 charter version of events must be incorrect, that Eudes de Mondoubleau had only one daughter, and that she was referred to as Helvise and Hodierna in different documents.  She married secondly Hamelin de Langeais.  Pagan & his wife had one child: 

i)          ILBERT [Pagan] (before [1042/44]-[1110]).  "…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[1054].  "Ildebertus cognomento Paganus filius predicte Helvise" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Vincent after he recovered "Montem Dublellum" by charter dated to [1080/1103][1055].  Seigneur de Mondoubleau. 

-         SEIGNEURS de MONDOUBLEAU

b)         FOUCHER (-18 Dec before 1095).  "Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1056].  "…Fulcherii filii Nivelonis…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property[1057]Seigneur de Fréteval

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c)         GERARD (-after [1046/64]).  "Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1058].  "…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[1059]

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

d)         MILON (-after [1041/48]).  “De hominibus Fulcherii...Milo bastardus frater Fulcherii...” subscribed the charter dated to [1041/48] under which "Militem...Castriduni...Gaufredum" donated vines "de vico Chamartio" held by “Fulcherius...filius Nivelonis...uxor...Hildeburgis filia Guillelmi cognomento Goiti[1060]. 

 

 

FOUCHER de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [I] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Ermentrude --- (-18 Dec before 1095).  "Nobilem…Nivelonem" donated property by charter dated to [1041/48] which names "suus filius Fulcherius…fratres Girardus et Nivelo quem cognominant Paganum"[1061].  "Militem...Castriduni...Gaufredum" donated vines "de vico Chamartio" held by “Fulcherius...filius Nivelonis...uxor...Hildeburgis filia Guillelmi cognomento Goiti” by charter dated to [1041/48][1062].  "…Fulcherii filii Nivelonis…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property[1063]Seigneur de Fréteval.  "…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[1064].  A charter dated 28 Oct 1084 records the reparations made by "comes Burchardus filius Fulconis Vindocinensis" to La Trinité de Vendôme for a judgment against the abbey, witnessed by "Radulfus vicecomes, Fulcherius de Fractavalle, Paganus de Montedublello…"[1065].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XV Kal Jan” of “Fulcherius filius Nivelonis canonicus et casatus ecclesie presentis” who donated land “apud Casas” for the soul of “uxoris sue” with the consent of “filio suo Nivelone[1066]

m HILDEBURGE Goët, daughter of GUILLAUME Goët & his wife --- (-6 Aug ----).  "Militem...Castriduni...Gaufredum" donated vines "de vico Chamartio" held by “Fulcherius...filius Nivelonis...uxor...Hildeburgis filia Guillelmi cognomento Goiti” by charter dated to [1041/48][1067].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1068]The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death "VIII Id Aug" of "Hildeburgis…pro cuius anima dedit Fulcherius Nivelonis filius vir suus"[1069].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VIII Id Aug” of “Hildeburgis”, her donation while living and the donation made by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius vir suus” for her soul[1070]

Foucher & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         NIVELON [III] (-7 Jan [1129 or after]).  "Filii eius Nevelo et Hamelinus…" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1071]Seigneur de Fréteval

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2.         HAMELIN (-after [1096/1101])Niuellus filius Fulcherri” withdrew claims “in terra de Stuno et in molendinis de Fonte Merlandi” in favour of Marmoutier, with the consent of “uxore sua Comitissa...et filio suo Ursione...et Haimelino fratre suo”, by charter dated to [1069/80][1072]"Filii eius Nevelo et Hamelinus…" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1073].  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1074].  Seigneur de Montigny.  "Hamelinus de Montiniaco frater domini Nivelonis" consented to the donation by "Nivelo filius Fulcherius dominus castri…Fractavallis" by charter dated 1096[1075].  "Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" donated property with the consent of "Adeladis filia…Guanilonis" by charter dated to [1096/1101] which names "Guanilo predecessor eius, Montiniaci castri dominus", witnessed by "Nivelone filio Guarini"[1076].  "…Hamelinus frater eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][1077]"Nivelo generis nobilitate" donated “terram sancti Petri...Amprainvillam” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1097] which also lists minor donations made by “sorori mee Hugonis Dunensis vicecomitis uxori nomine Comitisse pro assensu...Hamelino fratri meo...annuente filio meo Urseo”, witnessed by “...Comitisse, Pagane, sororis eius, Hugonis vicecomitis...[1078]m (before 1087) COMTESSE, widow of GANELON [II] Seigneur de Montigny, daughter of ---.  Her two marriages are indicated by the following two charters.  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1079]A charter dated to [1096/1101] records that Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" attacked mills of Marmoutier and donations made by "Guanilo predecessor eius Montiniaci castri dominus", the settlement agreed by “Adeladis [error for Agnes?] filia memorati Guanilonis apud Montiniacum castrum[1080]

3.         EUSTACHIE .  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1081]

4.         HILDEBURGE .  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1082]

5.         AGNES [Comtesse] (-after [1095/1100]).  "…filiæ ipsius Comitissa et Pagana" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1083]Miles...Niuelon” granted privileges to the monks of Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filii sui Ursionis et Comitisse...sororis sue”, by undated charter[1084]"…uxore ipsius Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Hugonis vicecomitis" by charter dated to [1080/1100][1085].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][1086]"Nivelo generis nobilitate" donated “terram sancti Petri...Amprainvillam” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1097] which also lists minor donations made by “sorori mee Hugonis Dunensis vicecomitis uxori nomine Comitisse pro assensu...Hamelino fratri meo...annuente filio meo Urseo”, witnessed by “...Comitisse, Pagane, sororis eius, Hugonis vicecomitis...[1087].  "…Agnes vicecomitissa soror sua" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][1088].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated property with the consent of "…Comitissa uxore eius…" by charter dated to [1095/1100][1089]m HUGUES [III] Vicomte de Châteaudun, son of ROTROU de Châteaudun Comte de Mortagne & his wife Adelise de Bellême (-1110). 

6.         PAGANE (-after [1097]).  "…filiæ ipsius Comitissa et Pagana" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1090].  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1091]The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  "Nivelo generis nobilitate" donated “terram sancti Petri...Amprainvillam” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1097] which also lists minor donations made by “sorori mee Hugonis Dunensis vicecomitis uxori nomine Comitisse pro assensu...Hamelino fratri meo...annuente filio meo Urseo”, witnessed by “...Comitisse, Pagane, sororis eius, Hugonis vicecomitis...[1092]m PAYEN de Prouville, son of ---.  [--- .  m ---.  The names of the parents of the brothers Roscelin and Foucher are not known.]  Two children: 

a)         ROSCELIN (-after 1119).  "Roscelinus nepos Nivelonis, Fulcherius frater Roscelini, Philippus nepos Nivelonis" witnessed the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[1093]

b)         FOUCHER (-after 1119).  "Roscelinus nepos Nivelonis, Fulcherius frater Roscelini, Philippus nepos Nivelonis" witnessed the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[1094]

7.         [--- de Fréteval .  Her parentage is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the charter dated to [1101/29] under which [her son] "Philippus filius Roberti Flagelli nepos domni Nivelonis" settled a dispute with Saint-Père de Chartres concerning “decime Haimonis Ville” and confirmed a donation of land made by “domnus Stephanus de Haimonis Villa avunculus eius[1095].  It is not known whether this person was the same as one of the named daughters of Foucher de Fréteval who are shown above.  m ROBERT Flaitel, son of ---.]

 

 

NIVELON [III] de Fréteval, son of FOUCHER Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Hildeburge Goët (-7 Jan [1129 or after]).  "Filii eius Nevelo et Hamelinus…" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1096].  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1097]Seigneur de FrétevalMiles...Niuelon” granted privileges to the monks of Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filii sui Ursionis et Comitisse...sororis sue”, by undated charter[1098].  “Niuellus filius Fulcherri” withdrew claims “in terra de Stuno et in molendinis de Fonte Merlandi” in favour of Marmoutier, with the consent of “uxore sua Comitissa...et filio suo Ursione...et Haimelino fratre suo”, by charter dated to [1069/80][1099]"Nivelo filius Fulcherius dominus castri…Fractavallis" donated property with the consent of "Hamelinus de Montiniaco frater domini Nivelonis" by charter dated 1096 which names "comes Stephanus et Adela uxor eius"[1100]"Nivelo generis nobilitate" donated “terram sancti Petri...Amprainvillam” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1097] which also lists minor donations made by “sorori mee Hugonis Dunensis vicecomitis uxori nomine Comitisse pro assensu...Hamelino fratri meo...annuente filio meo Urseo”, witnessed by “...Comitisse, Pagane, sororis eius, Hugonis vicecomitis...[1101].  The necrology of the abbey of Châteaudun Saint-Avit records the death "VII Id Jan" of "Nivelo filius Fulcherii"[1102]

m COMTESSE, daughter of ---.  Niuellus filius Fulcherri” withdrew claims “in terra de Stuno et in molendinis de Fonte Merlandi” in favour of Marmoutier, with the consent of “uxore sua Comitissa...et filio suo Ursione...et Haimelino fratre suo”, by charter dated to [1069/80][1103].  According to Salies, the wife of Nivelon [III] was named “Milesende”, citing a charter of Marmoutier dated 1096[1104].  However, this suggestion appears based on a misreading of the charter in question.  The document records the donation of land “a castro...Fracta Vallis usque ad Vernolletum” to Marmoutier by “Rotbertus Michael et Almarus frater eius”, with the consent of (“concesserunt”) “Rainaldus Rufus, de cujus feodo memoratæ res erant...et uxor eius nomine Milesendis”, specifies that “ipse” (signifying “Rainaldus Rufus”) had “a nobis [i.e. from the monks] quadraginta solidoset uxor eius decem”.  The words omitted in this quote between “erant...et” are “et fevum ipsum eo tempore de Nivelone filio Fulcherii, tunc domino Fractæ Vallis, tenebat”.  Salies has therefore incorrectly linked “et uxor eius nomine Milesendis” to “de Nivelone filio Fulcherii”, despite the different cases of the two names and despite use of the plural form “concesserunt” which indicates consent by more than one person, who from the context could only be “Rainaldus Rufus...et uxor eius nomine Milesendis”. 

Nivelon [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         URSO (-[1143/46])Miles...Niuelon” granted privileges to the monks of Saint-Martin, with the consent of “filii sui Ursionis et Comitisse...sororis sue”, by undated charter[1105].  “Niuellus filius Fulcherri” withdrew claims “in terra de Stuno et in molendinis de Fonte Merlandi” in favour of Marmoutier, with the consent of “uxore sua Comitissa...et filio suo Ursione...et Haimelino fratre suo”, by charter dated to [1069/80][1106]"Ursio filius eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][1107]"Nivelo generis nobilitate" donated “terram sancti Petri...Amprainvillam” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1097] which also lists minor donations made by “sorori mee Hugonis Dunensis vicecomitis uxori nomine Comitisse pro assensu...Hamelino fratri meo...annuente filio meo Urseo”, witnessed by “...Comitisse, Pagane, sororis eius, Hugonis vicecomitis...[1108].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[1109]Seigneur de Fréteval.  "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" donated property with the consent of "filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa et uxore primogeniti filii mei…Agatha et Hilgodo Piel" by charter dated 1139[1110].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1111]"Ursio de Fractavalle", on his deathbed, returned "bosco…Corbiniacus…[et] terra…Fontanis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Nivelone et Hamelino", by charter dated to [1122/43][1112].  Urso’s death is confirmed by the charter dated 1146 which records that "Urso Fractevallis dominus…in infirmitate sua" consented to the division of land between "Fulcoius de Pataio" and the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, but the same document records that after he died "filios suos Nivelonem et Hamelinum" gave their consent[1113].  "Urso Nivelonis de Melliaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Père by charter dated to before 1149[1114]m (before 1119) BEATRIX de la Tour, daughter of JEREMIE de la Tour Seigneur de Lisle & his wife Helvise [Sarracena] --- (-after 1129).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[1115].  "Ursio filius Nivelonis [et] uxor ipsius Ursionis…Beatrix" are named in the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[1116].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" donated property inherited from "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to the abbey of Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], witnessed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursionis et filius amborum Nivelo", the heading of which refers to “Cyrographum inter nos et Ursonem...concessu uxoris et filii et soceri sui Jeremie[1117].  Urso & his wife had eight children: 

a)         NIVELON [IV] (-[1146]).  "Ursio filius eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][1118].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[1119].  "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursionis et filius amborum Nivelo" witnessed the charter date to before 1129 under which "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" donated property inherited from "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to the abbey of Saint-Père[1120].  "Filius eius primogenitus Nivelo…" consented to the renunciation of rights by "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres by charter dated 14 Jan 1139[1121].  "Ursio de Fractavalle", on his deathbed, returned "bosco…Corbiniacus…[et] terra…Fontanis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Nivelone et Hamelino", by charter dated to [1122/43][1122].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1123]Seigneur de Fréteval.  A charter dated 1146 records that "filios suos Nivelonem et Hamelinum" gave their consent to the division of land between "Fulcoius de Pataio" and the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, after their father’s death, but the same document records that Nivelon died from wounds received during a meeting to confirm the agreement and that "frater eius Hamelinus Fractevallis dominationem…"[1124]m (before 1139) [as her first husband,] AGATHA de Lavardin, daughter of [AYMERIC “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin & his third wife Marie ---] ([1120/35]-[before 1185/1202]).  "…Agathe uxore Nivelonis primogeniti…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[1125].  "…Uxore primogeniti filii mei…Agatha et Hilgodo Piel" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1126]Her parentage is indicated by the Gesta Ambaziensium which records that "Guenmardus... [et] Mariam sororem Engelbaudi archiepiscopi et Bartholomæi de Vindocino...filiam" married “Nevolus de Fracta Valle” and that “ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant[1127]Salies cites a charter dated “1095 mentionnée par Dom Anselme Lemichel” which shows that Beatrix, wife of Urso Seigneur de Fréteval was “sœur d’Aimeric de Lavardin surnommé Gannard”, suggesting therefore that the Gesta must have incorrectly attributed this wife to Nivelon Seigneur de Fréteval and her parentage to Aymeric “Gaimard”[1128].  The charter in question has not yet been seen.  However, as shown above, three charters indicate that Beatrix, wife of Urso de Fréteval, was the daughter of Jérémie de la Tour Seigneur de Lisle.  It appears probable that the marriage, as reported in the Gesta, is more likely to be correct than the suggestion made by Salies.  Agatha may have married secondly Bouchard [VII] Comte de VendômeThis supposed second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1147 under which "Joannes Vindocinensis comes" donated part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus…apud Lavarziniacum, Agatha uxor Burchardi filii mei"[1129].  The residence of Agatha at Lavardin suggests a connection with the castle of that name.  In addition, Agatha’s widower "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife Agatha[1130], consistent with her suggested Lavardin origin.  This supposed second marriage is consistent with the reference in the Gesta Ambaziensium to ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant”, assuming that the latter were descended from Agatha’s second not her first marriage

b)         HAMELIN (-after 1146).  "Filius eius primogenitus Nivelo et frater eius iunior Hamelinus…" consented to the renunciation of rights by "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres by charter dated 14 Jan 1139[1131].  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1132].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1133]"Ursio de Fractavalle", on his deathbed, returned "bosco…Corbiniacus…[et] terra…Fontanis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Nivelone et Hamelino", by charter dated to [1122/43][1134].  A charter dated 1146 records that "filios suos Nivelonem et Hamelinum" gave their consent to the division of land between "Fulcoius de Pataio" and the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, after their father’s death, but the same document records that Nivelon died from wounds received during a meeting to confirm the agreement and that "frater eius Hamelinus Fractevallis dominationem…"[1135]Seigneur de Frétevalm ---.  The name of Hamelin’s wife is not known.  Hamelin & his wife had two children: 

i)          URSO (-after 1186).  "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" donated property with the consent of "uxoris meæ Griciæ et filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" by charter dated to 1177[1136]Seigneur de Fréteval

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ii)         BERNARD (-after 1186).  "…uxor primogeniti filii mei Aaliz et filii ipsius Ursiolus et Bernardus" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1137]

c)         PHILIPPE (-after [1142/45]).  "…Philippus et Raginaldus filii eiusdem Ursionis…" consented to the renunciation of rights by "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres by charter dated 14 Jan 1139[1138].  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1139].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1140]

d)         FOUCHER (-after [1142/45]).  "…Fulcherius eiusdem Ursionis filius…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[1141].  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1142].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1143]

e)         RENAUD (-after [1142/45]).  "…Philippus et Raginaldus filii eiusdem Ursionis…" consented to the renunciation of rights by "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres by charter dated 14 Jan 1139[1144].  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1145].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1146]

f)          HERSENDE (-after [1142/45]).  "…Hersende filia Ursionis…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[1147].  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1148].  "Urso de Fractavalle" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Tiron Sainte-Trinité in his domains, with the consent of “filii mei Nevelo, Hamelinus, Raginaudus...Fulcherius...Philippus...filia eius Hersendis”, by charter dated to [1142/45][1149]

g)         COMTESSE (-after 1139).  "Filiis meis Nivelone, Hamelino, Philippe, Fulcherio, Rainaldo et sororibus eorum Hersende et Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[1150]

h)         BEATRIX (-after 14 Jan 1139).  "…Filia eius Beatrix…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[1151]

 

 

URSO de Fréteval, son of HAMELIN Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife --- (-after 1186).  "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" donated property with the consent of "uxoris meæ Griciæ et filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" by charter dated to 1177[1152]Seigneur de Fréteval.  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][1153].  "…uxor primogeniti filii mei Aaliz et filii ipsius Ursiolus et Bernardus" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1154].  "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" donated property with the consent of "uxor mea Gricia et fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez et uxor primogeniti filii mei Aaliz et filii ipsius Ursiolus et Bernardus" by charter dated 1186[1155]

m GRECIE de Faye, daughter of RAOUL de Châtellerault Seigneur de Faye & his wife Elisabeth de Faye.  "Uxoris meæ Griciæ…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1156].  "Uxor mea Gricia…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1157].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Urso & his wife had ten children: 

1.         NIVELON [V] (-after Dec 1206).  "…filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1158].  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][1159].  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1160].  Seigneur de Meslay: "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1161]Seigneur de Fréteval.  "Nivelo dominus Fractevallis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by "Hugo de Vilais miles" by charter dated Dec 1206[1162]m ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-after 1214).  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1163]"Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1164].  Nivelon & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         URSO (-after 1237).  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1165]Seigneur de Fréteval"Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1166].  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1167]Ursio de Melleio dominus de Fractavalle” settled a dispute by charter dated 1235 which provides for the consent of “Gaufredus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus[1168]"Ursio de Mellaio dominus Fractevallis" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea Matildi et filiabus meis", by charter dated Jul 1235[1169].  "Ursio de Merlaio miles dominus Fractevallis" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea [Matildis], Nevelone filio meo, Margarita et Ysabella filiabus meis", by charter dated Aug 1236[1170]Ursio de Mellaio dominus de Fracte vallis” requested Alberic Bishop of Chartres to approve an agreement with Marmoutier by charter dated 1237[1171]m firstly EMMA, daughter of ---.  "Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1172].  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1173].  A charter dated Jan 1231 records an agreement between "Ursius dominus Fractevallis miles" and the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme about fields situated between Pezon and Fréteval[1174]m secondly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Ursio de Mellaio dominus Fractevallis" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea Matildi et filiabus meis", by charter dated Jul 1235[1175].  "Ursio de Merlaio miles dominus Fractevallis" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea [Matildis], Nevelone filio meo, Margarita et Ysabella filiabus meis", by charter dated Aug 1236[1176].  "Matheus dictus vicedominus" promised to ratify an exchange with Châteaudun La Madeleine “fratri meo Matheo militi”, in accordance with agreements of “Guillermus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus...et Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et domina Fractevallis et Nevello filius eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[1177].  Urso & his second wife had five children: 

i)          MARGUERITE (-after 26 Aug 1264).  "Ursio de Mellaio dominus Fractevallis" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea Matildi et filiabus meis", by charter dated Jul 1235[1178].  "Ursio de Merlaio miles dominus Fractevallis" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea [Matildis], Nevelone filio meo, Margarita et Ysabella filiabus meis", by charter dated Aug 1236[1179].  "Aymericus dominus Argentonensis miles...ratione Margarite uxoris mee" relinquished relinquished “totam terram Fractevallis et de Mellaio...ex successione domini Nevelonis defuncti, quondam domini Fractevallis” by charter dated 26 Aug 1264[1180]m AIMERY Seigneur d’Argenton, son of ---.  Aimery & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JEAN [Geoffroy] d’Argenton .  "Aaliz dame de Monsorerel" confirmed the donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun made by “feu Nevelon de Mellei jadis chevalier seigneur de Freiteval et mon frère” to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Jehan [...Jefroy] de Argenton mon neveu [...Hémeris son frère]...Pierre Mauveisin chevalier et Johane sa feme et ma suer”, by charter dated Apr 1272[1181]

(b)       AIMERY d’Argenton .  "Aaliz dame de Monsorerel" confirmed the donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun made by “feu Nevelon de Mellei jadis chevalier seigneur de Freiteval et mon frère” to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Jehan [...Jefroy] de Argenton mon neveu [...Hémeris son frère]...Pierre Mauveisin chevalier et Johane sa feme et ma suer”, by charter dated Apr 1272[1182]

(c)       GUY d’Argenton .  “Guy d’Argenton écuyer fils et héritier de feu Hémery d’Argenton jadis chevalier” exchanged “le château de Fréteval” with “Hue de Châtillon comte de Blois et sire d’Avesnes” by charter dated 1293[1183]

ii)         ISABELLE .  "Ursio de Mellaio dominus Fractevallis" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea Matildi et filiabus meis", by charter dated Jul 1235[1184].  "Ursio de Merlaio miles dominus Fractevallis" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea [Matildis], Nevelone filio meo, Margarita et Ysabella filiabus meis", by charter dated Aug 1236[1185]

iii)        ALIX (-after Mar 1274).  "Guillaume de Baucey chevalier et Aliz ma fame" confirmed the donation to Châteaudun La Madeleine made by “Nevelon de Mellay chevalier sire de Fréteval, frère à moi Aliz” by charter dated Apr 1263[1186].  "Aaliz dame de Monsorerel" confirmed the donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun made by “feu Nevelon de Mellei jadis chevalier seigneur de Freiteval et mon frère” to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Jehan [...Jefroy] de Argenton mon neveu [...Hémeris son frère]...Pierre Mauveisin chevalier et Johane sa feme et ma suer”, by charter dated Apr 1272[1187].  “Alicia de Fractavalle domina de Montesorello” confirmed the possessions of “Jean de Mellay chevalier” in the “paroisses de Cloyes et Romilly...a nobis et aliis coheredibus nostris de Fractavalle” by charter dated Mar 1274[1188]m firstly GUILLAUME de Baucé, son of ---.  m secondly ([Apr 1263/Apr 1272]) --- de Montsorel, son of ---. 

iv)       JEANNE (-after 13 Jul 1300).  "Aaliz dame de Monsorerel" confirmed the donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun made by “feu Nevelon de Mellei jadis chevalier seigneur de Freiteval et mon frère” to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Jehan [...Jefroy] de Argenton mon neveu [...Hémeris son frère]...Pierre Mauveisin chevalier et Johane sa feme et ma suer”, by charter dated Apr 1272[1189].  "Jehan Mauvoisin chevalier...deven ma dite mère et Aaliz ma...famme" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun in exchange for “aumosne que feu Nevelon de Mellay jadis chevalier sire de Fracteval et frère madamme Jehanne ma...mère” by charter dated 13 Jul 1300[1190]m PIERRE Mauvoisin, son of --- (-after Apr 1272). 

v)        NIVELON [VI] ([Jul 1235/Aug 1236]-[Apr 1263/26 Aug 1264]).  "Ursio de Merlaio miles dominus Fractevallis" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "uxore mea [Matildis], Nevelone filio meo, Margarita et Ysabella filiabus meis", by charter dated Aug 1236[1191]Seigneur de Fréteval.  "Matheus dictus vicedominus" promised to ratify an exchange with Châteaudun La Madeleine “fratri meo Matheo militi”, in accordance with agreements of “Guillermus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus...et Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et domina Fractevallis et Nevello filius eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[1192]Nivelo de Mellaio dominus Fractæ Vallis” confirmed land “in parrochia S. Hilarii de Gravella” to Marmoutier by charter dated 1258[1193]"Nevelo de Mellaio dominus Fractevallis" confirmed donations to La Madeleine de Châteaudun by "bone memorie Ursionis quondam domini Fractevallis et patris mei" by charter dated Feb 1259[1194].  "Nevelon de Mellei chevalier seignor de Frecteval" donated property to Châteaudun La Madeleine, with the consent of “Johanne ma fame”, by charter dated Apr 1263[1195]m (before Apr 1263) JEANNE, daughter of ---.  "Nevelon de Mellei chevalier seignor de Frecteval" donated property to Châteaudun La Madeleine, with the consent of “Johanne ma fame”, by charter dated Apr 1263[1196]

b)         HUGUES de Fréteval (-28 Feb 1227).  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1197]

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c)         GEOFFROY (-before Jul 1248).  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1198]Vidame de Chartres, de iure uxoris.  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[1199]

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d)         MARGUERITE .  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1200]"Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1201]

e)         ADELAIS (-after [1183]).  "Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1202]

f)          ISABELLE .  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1203]

g)         CECILE .  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1204]m SIMON de Reims, son of ---. 

2.         FOUCHER (-after 1214).  "…filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1205].  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1206].  "Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1207]

3.         PHILIPPE (-after 1186).  "…filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1208].  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1209]

4.         MATHIEU (-after 1214).  "…filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1210].  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1211].  "Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1212]

5.         RICHER (-after [1177]).  "…filiorum meorum Nivelonis, Fulcherii, Philippi, Mahei, Richerii" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1213]

6.         BERNARD (-after 1186).  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1214]

7.         ISABELLE (-after 1186).  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1215]

8.         PHILIPPA (-after 1186).  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1216]

9.         PERSOIS (-after 1186).  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1217]

10.      ALIX (-after 18 Jun 1257).  "…fillii mei Nivelo primogenitus, Fulcherius, Philippus, Matheus, Bernardus et omnes filiæ meæ partier Isabel, Philippa, Persois, Aalez…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1218]The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  ["G comes Pertici" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Aales uxoris sue et liberorum suorum…Girardo primogenito suo" by charter dated [1200][1219].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Aaliz uxore mea et G filio meo" by charter dated 1210[1220].  It is possible that both of these sources refer to Geoffroy's first wife.]  m as his second wife, GEOFFROY Vicomte de Châteaudun, son of HUGUES [V] "Callidus" Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Jeanne de Preuilly (-after Nov 1218). 

 

 

HUGUES de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-28 Feb 1227)"Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[1221]Hugo de Fractavalle miles vicedominus Carnotensis” confirmed a donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “fidelis meus Andreas de Rambolieto miles” by charter dated Jun 1210[1222]"Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[1223].  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[1224]Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[1225].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[1226].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” donated harvest “in gaagnagio meo de nemore Leugarum in hereditate...conjugis mee Mabilie defuncte”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed, in the presence of “domino et patre Galtero Carnotensi episcopo et...Gosleno domino Leugarum, Gaufrido vicedomino Carnotensi fratre meo et Roberto de Tachemvilla genero meo”, with the consent of “primogenito filio meo Gaufrido”, by charter dated Feb 1226 (O.S.)[1227]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[1228]

m (after 1204) as her second husband, MABILE de Lèves, widow of GUILLAUME Vidame de Chartres, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-[1220/Feb 1227]).  Her first marriage is indicated by the necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat which records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[1229], read together with the charter dated May 1201 under which Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie[1230].  Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[1231].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[1232].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[1233].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” donated harvest “in gaagnagio meo de nemore Leugarum in hereditate...conjugis mee Mabilie defuncte”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed, in the presence of “domino et patre Galtero Carnotensi episcopo et...Gosleno domino Leugarum, Gaufrido vicedomino Carnotensi fratre meo et Roberto de Tachemvilla genero meo”, with the consent of “primogenito filio meo Gaufrido”, by charter dated Feb 1226 (O.S.)[1234]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[1235]

Hugues & his wife had three children: 

1.         GEOFFROY de Meslay (-after Feb 1227).  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” donated harvest “in gaagnagio meo de nemore Leugarum in hereditate...conjugis mee Mabilie defuncte”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed, in the presence of “domino et patre Galtero Carnotensi episcopo et...Gosleno domino Leugarum, Gaufrido vicedomino Carnotensi fratre meo et Roberto de Tachemvilla genero meo”, with the consent of “primogenito filio meo Gaufrido”, by charter dated Feb 1226 (O.S.)[1236]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES de Meslay .  A charter dated 2 Dec 1256 records that “Gaufridus de Melleio miles” granted dowries to “Mabilie dicti Gaufridi filie uxori Johannes Mordant militis...et Aalicie filie ipsius Gaufridi...cum Johanne de Metenone armigero”, and the approval of “Hugo filius eiusdem Gaufridi primogenitus[1237]

b)         MABILE de Meslay .  A charter dated 2 Dec 1256 records that “Gaufridus de Melleio miles” granted dowries to “Mabilie dicti Gaufridi filie uxori Johannes Mordant militis...et Aalicie filie ipsius Gaufridi...cum Johanne de Metenone armigero”, and the approval of “Hugo filius eiusdem Gaufridi primogenitus[1238]m JEAN Mordant, son of ---. 

c)         ALIX de Meslay .  A charter dated 2 Dec 1256 records that “Gaufridus de Melleio miles” granted dowries to “Mabilie dicti Gaufridi filie uxori Johannes Mordant militis...et Aalicie filie ipsius Gaufridi...cum Johanne de Metenone armigero”, and the approval of “Hugo filius eiusdem Gaufridi primogenitus[1239]m JEAN de Metenon, son of ---. 

2.         HUGUES de Meslay (-after Mar 1253).  Hugo de Mellaio miles” sold “census...apud Lungum”, held from “Gaufrido de Melleio milite fratre suo”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated Mar 1253 (O.S.)[1240]

3.         MARGUERITE de Meslay (-before Jun 1237).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Feb 1226 (O.S.) under which [her father] “Hugo de Mellaio miles” donated harvest “in gaagnagio meo de nemore Leugarum in hereditate...conjugis mee Mabilie defuncte”, to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed, in the presence of “domino et patre Galtero Carnotensi episcopo et...Gosleno domino Leugarum, Gaufrido vicedomino Carnotensi fratre meo et Roberto de Tachemvilla genero meo”, with the consent of “primogenito filio meo Gaufrido[1241].  “Gaufridus de Merlaio” confirmed bequests to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “defuncta Margarita soror mea quondam domina de Tachenvilla” by charter dated Jun 1237[1242]m ROBERT de Tachainville, son of ---.

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-BERNARD

 

 

La Ferté-Bernard is located west of Châteaudun, south of Nogent-le-Rotrou.  

 

 

1.         BERNARD de la Ferté (-after [1084/1100]).  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1243]m ---.  The name of Bernard’s wife is not known.  Bernard & his wife had six children: 

a)         BERNARD de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1244]

b)         HUGUES de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1245]

c)         NIVELON de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1246]

d)         PAGAN de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1247]

e)         GEOFFROY de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1248]

f)          HILDEBURGE de la Ferté .  A charter dated to [1084/1100] records that "Bernardus de Firmitate" settled a dispute with Marmoutier about vines "juxta Camarcium" which had been donated by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius”, with the consent of “Bernardus filius eius et Hugo filius eius et Nivelo et Paganus et Gaufredus filii eius et Hildeburgis filia eius[1249]

 

 

2.         GEOFFROY de la Ferté-Bernard (-before 1220).  m as her second husband, ADA Dame de Breains, widow of BAUDOUIN des Roches, daughter of ---.  Ada dame de Breains, veuve en première noces de Baudoin seigneur des Roches et en seconde noces de Geoffroy de la Ferté-Bernard” donated property to the monks of Bonlieu, for the souls of her two husbands, by charter dated 1220[1250]

 

3.         BERNARD de la Ferté-Bernard (-after Dec 1265).  "Bernardus Feritatis Bernardi miles et Johanna eius uxor" donated land in "nemorum et brocharum de Qrennes...juxta arpenta Guillermi Leber" to the prior of Boissy by charter dated Dec 1265[1251]m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  "Bernardus Feritatis Bernardi miles et Johanna eius uxor" donated land in "nemorum et brocharum de Qrennes...juxta arpenta Guillermi Leber" to the prior of Boissy by charter dated Dec 1265[1252]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de MONTIGNY

 

 

The château of Montigny-le-Ganelon was located in the arrondissement de Châteaudun, in the present-day French département Eure-et-Loir. 

 

 

1.         RAHIER [I] (-[1007/20]).  Seigneur de Montigny.  "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “Raherii de Montiniaco et Hugonis filiis eius”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1253]m FRODELINE, daughter of ---.  "Raherius seculari militiæ deditus" donated “alodum...in territorio Dunensi...Sanctus Peregrinus, alteram...in pago Carnotino...Umblerias” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “patris mei Raherii, Frodelinæque matris meæ”, by charter dated 1039, subscribed by “domni Raherii, Milesendis sororis eius, Rainsoindis sororis eius, Adeladis sororis eius...[1254].  Rahier & his wife had five children: 

a)         HUGUES de Montigny (-[1030/32]).  "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “Raherii de Montiniaco et Hugonis filiis eius”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1255]

b)         RAHIER [II] (-after 1039).  "Raherius seculari militiæ deditus" donated “alodum...in territorio Dunensi...Sanctus Peregrinus, alteram...in pago Carnotino...Umblerias” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “patris mei Raherii, Frodelinæque matris meæ”, by charter dated 1039, subscribed by “domni Raherii, Milesendis sororis eius, Rainsoindis sororis eius, Adeladis sororis eius...[1256].  A charter dated to [1050/60] records the previous donation by "Ratherius...", adding that “una sororem eius natu inferior...Adaladis” challenged the donation with “Rainaldi...cognomento de Spieriis cui nupserat[1257]

c)         MELISENDE (-after 1039).  "Raherius seculari militiæ deditus" donated “alodum...in territorio Dunensi...Sanctus Peregrinus, alteram...in pago Carnotino...Umblerias” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “patris mei Raherii, Frodelinæque matris meæ”, by charter dated 1039, subscribed by “domni Raherii, Milesendis sororis eius, Rainsoindis sororis eius, Adeladis sororis eius...[1258]

d)         RAINSOINDE (-after [1042/44]).  "Raherius seculari militiæ deditus" donated “alodum...in territorio Dunensi...Sanctus Peregrinus, alteram...in pago Carnotino...Umblerias” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “patris mei Raherii, Frodelinæque matris meæ”, by charter dated 1039, subscribed by “domni Raherii, Milesendis sororis eius, Rainsoindis sororis eius, Adeladis sororis eius...[1259].  "…Huberti Mordentis, Rensuisæ uxoris eius, Raherii filii eiusdem Rensuisæ, Nazariæ, Avelinæ, Marcelinæ, Hersendis filiarum utrorumque" witnessed the charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[1260]m firstly ---.  m secondly HUBERT Mordent, son of ---. 

e)         ADELAIDE (-after [1042/44]).  "Raherius seculari militiæ deditus" donated “alodum...in territorio Dunensi...Sanctus Peregrinus, alteram...in pago Carnotino...Umblerias” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “patris mei Raherii, Frodelinæque matris meæ”, by charter dated 1039, subscribed by “domni Raherii, Milesendis sororis eius, Rainsoindis sororis eius, Adeladis sororis eius...[1261].  "…Rainaldi de Spieriis, Adeladis uxoris eius, Ebrardi filii eius, Raherii filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[1262].  A charter dated to [1050/60] records the donation dated 1039 made by "Ratherius...", adding that “una sororem eius natu inferior...Adaladis” challenged the donation with “Rainaldi...cognomento de Spieriis cui nupserat[1263]m RENAUD d’Espieds, son of ---.  A charter dated 1079 records that “frater noster...Herbertus" had bought land and rights "in...ecclesiam et aquam...Verlenam", that later “propter uxores suas Herveus de Asciaco et Rainaldus de Spieriis” made war over the land, that “Guanilo de Montiniaco” claimed “fevum de Verlena” with others, and that later a settlement was reached[1264].

 

 

[Three] siblings, parents not known.  Use of the name Rahier indicates that they were related to the family of Rahier [I] Seigneur de Montigny, shown above.  In addition, the seigneurie de Montigny passed to Gauthier’s older son Ganelon [I], although it is unclear why it was not inherited by the daughters of Rahier [I] who would presumably have had a superior claim.  It is probable that Rahier [I] was the brother of either Gauthier or of Gauthier’s wife Hersende. 

 

1.         GAUTHIER (-after 1024).  "Gualterius Turonensis civitate miles et provisor et uxor mea Hersendis...et filius meus Guanilo" donated serfs to Marmoutier by charter dated to [990/1000] signed by "...Gualterii filii eius…"[1265].  A charter dated 1015 records that “Gautier et son neveu Eble” had imposed punitive taxes on the people of Marmoutier and on the market near the chapel of Saint-Barthélemy which belonged to the abbey, and names Gauthier’s sons Gauthier and Rahier[1266]m HERSENDE, daughter of ---.  "Gualterius Turonensis civitate miles et provisor et uxor mea Hersendis...et filius meus Guanilo" donated serfs to Marmoutier by charter dated to [990/1000] signed by "...Gualterii filii eius…"[1267].  Gauthier & his wife had four children: 

a)         GANELON [I] (-[1048/50]).  "Gualterius Turonensis civitate miles et provisor et uxor mea Hersendis...et filius meus Guanilo" donated serfs to Marmoutier by charter dated to [990/1000] signed by "...Gualterii filii eius…"[1268].  Thesaurarius at Tours cathedral [1023].  Thesaurarius at Saint-Martin de Tours [1027/28].  Seigneur de Montigny"...Guanilonis thesaurarii, Gervasii thesaurarii Cenomannensis..." subscribed the charter dated to [1032/37] under which Eudes I Comte de Blois donated “alodum de Camartio” to Marmoutier[1269]"Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum”, for the souls of “Raherii de Montiniaco et Hugonis filiis eius”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1270].  “Wanelo...S. Martini thesaurarius” donated property to Saint-Avit by charter dated 1045[1271]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Domna Agnete domni Wanilonis tesaurarii uxore" donated revenue from “in terra nostra vineis Dagfridi clerici” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “suo seniore Guanilone”, by charter dated to [1032/37][1272]

b)         GAUTHIER (-after 1015).  "Gualterius Turonensis civitate miles et provisor et uxor mea Hersendis...et filius meus Guanilo" donated serfs to Marmoutier by charter dated to [990/1000] signed by "...Gualterii filii eius…"[1273].  A charter dated 1015 records that “Gautier et son neveu Eble” had imposed punitive taxes on the people of Marmoutier and on the market near the chapel of Saint-Barthélemy which belonged to the abbey, and names Gauthier’s sons Gauthier and Rahier[1274]

c)         RAHIER (-after 1015).  A charter dated 1015 records that “Gautier et son neveu Eble” had imposed punitive taxes on the people of Marmoutier and on the market near the chapel of Saint-Barthélemy which belonged to the abbey, and names Gauthier’s sons Gauthier and Rahier[1275].  Mabille suggests that Rahier settled in the county of Anjou, quoting an undated charter which records that “Lovo et frater meus Raherius...simulque nepos noster Raherius” donated “curtem...Coziacum super littus Ligeris...ex fisco Theobaldi comitis Franciæ et Wanilonis vel Hugonis Montigniensis veterorum parentum nostrorum” to Bourgueil, witnessed by “comitis Gosfredi, Agnes comitissæ, Guidonis filii eius...” [Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou, his wife Agnes de Mâcon and her son Guy de Poitou by her first marriage, so dated to 1032/52][1276].  Mabille suggests that the donors must have been descendants of Rahier as “Wanilonis vel Hugonis Montigniensis” left no posterity.  However, if that hypothesis is correct it is unclear why Rahier’s descendants would not have inherited the seigneurie de Montigny, as they would have had a superior claim after the death of Ganelon [I] to that of Ganelon [II] who was the son of a sister. 

d)         MELISENDE .  Mélisende is named as daughter of Gauthier in a charter of Marmoutier[1277].  Mélisende donated vines at Saint-Barthélemy to Marmoutier by undated charter[1278]

e)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum[1279]m --- de Montoire, son of ---. 

f)          daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum[1280]m GAUCELIN, son of ---.  One child: 

i)          GANELON [II] (-[1080/Jun 1087])"Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1281].  "Guanilo nepos thesaurarii Guanilonis..." witnessed the charter dated to [1048/52] under which “Nivelonem filium Guarini sine Barba...” donated “terram in Vindocinensi pago...Villa Berfordii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Guanilo...thesaurarius[1282].  [“Guanilonem clericum de Montiniaco" confirmed the donation of "ecclesia Sancti Ylarii Sancto Martino" made to Marmoutier by “Guanilonis thesaurarii avunculi sui” by charter dated to [1051/60][1283].  It is unclear whether this charters relate to Ganelon [II], presumably before he resigned an ecclesiastical appointment and married, or to another Ganelon who was the nephew of Ganelon [I].]  “Guanilo de Montiniaco" confirmed the donation of a serf donated by "Guanilo thesaurarius avunculus eius" to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1051/61][1284].  "Guanilone nepote thesaurarii, Cleopa nepote eiusdem..." subscribed the charter dated to [1050/60] under which “Petrum de Montiniaco filium Gradulfi Albi” donated “decimam Villæ Berfordii” to Marmoutier for the soul of “fratris sui Guidonis[1285]Seigneur de Montigny.  "Wanilonem" relinquished claims in favour of Marmoutier, for the souls of “avunculi sui...vel suæ conjugis”, with the consent of “uxore Comitissa” by undated charter[1286].  “...Guanilo...de Montiniaco de cujus casamiento erat predictus molendinus, et uxor eius et Guido nepos eius" confirmed the donation of "molinum...de Platea" made to Marmoutier by “Hugo qui cognominatus...Reortarius” by charter dated to [1075/84][1287].  A charter dated 1079 records that “frater noster...Herbertus" had bought land and rights "in...ecclesiam et aquam...Verlenam", that later “propter uxores suas Herveus de Asciaco et Rainaldus de Spieriis” made war over the land, that “Guanilo de Montiniaco” claimed “fevum de Verlena” with others, and that later a settlement was reached[1288].  A charter dated to [1080/96] records that “Domnus Guanilo de Montiniaco quando factus est monachus" donated "decimam vini sui de Proanvilla", with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis et filiabus suis[1289]m as her first husband, COMTESSE, daughter of ---.  "Wanilonem" relinquished claims in favour of Marmoutier, for the souls of “avunculi sui...vel suæ conjugis”, with the consent of “uxore Comitissa” by undated charter[1290].  Her two marriages are indicated by the following two charters.  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1291]A charter dated to [1096/1101] records that Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" attacked mills of Marmoutier and donations made by "Guanilo predecessor eius Montiniaci castri dominus", the settlement agreed by “Adeladis [error for Agnes?] filia memorati Guanilonis apud Montiniacum castrum[1292].  She married secondly ([1081/87] Hamelin de Fréteval, who succeeded as Seigneur de Montigny de iure uxoris.  Ganelon [II] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

(1)       sons .  A charter dated to [1080/96] records that “Domnus Guanilo de Montiniaco quando factus est monachus" donated "decimam vini sui de Proanvilla", with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis et filiabus suis[1293]

(2)       AGNES de Montigny ).  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[1294]A charter dated to [1096/1101] records that Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" attacked mills of Marmoutier and donations made by "Guanilo predecessor eius Montiniaci castri dominus", the settlement agreed by “Adeladis [error for Agnes?] filia memorati Guanilonis apud Montiniacum castrum[1295].  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus, eo tempore quo tenebat Montiniacum, et Agnes uxor eius" donated "Sarmasias..." to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1100/04][1296]A charter dated to [1107] records that "domina Montiniaci Agnes" claimed property from Marmoutier[1297].  "Agnes Montiniaci castri domina" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1107[1298].  "Agnes de Montiniaco...que nec maritum nec filium nec filiam tunc habebat" consented to the donation of “terram...de Romainvilla et de Foresta et de Castro” to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated to [1114][1299].  A charter dated to [1115] records that "Agnes de Montigneio antequam Odoni nuberem" donated land to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron and that after “Odo factus maritus meus” she donated “terre nemorisve a valle Cordelle[1300]"Odo de Montiniaco et Agnes uxor mea" founded the priory of Montigny, with the consent of “filiorum filiarumve nostrorum...Raherii...Hugonis, Odonis, Eustachiæ, Jaquelinæ, Hildeardis et Galienæ”, by charter dated to before [1148][1301]m firstly ([1100/04]) HUGUES [I] Vidame de Chartres, son of GUERRY Vidame de Chartres & his wife Hélisende --- (-6 Oct [1104]).  m secondly ([1114]) EUDES de Vallières, son of --- (-1140 or before). 

(3)       daughter(s) .  A charter dated to [1080/96] records that “Domnus Guanilo de Montiniaco quando factus est monachus" donated "decimam vini sui de Proanvilla", with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis et filiabus suis[1302]

g)         ENGELE (-after [1030/35], bur Noyers).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum[1303].  "Marannus...miles" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1015/32] signed by "Maranni conjugis eius Engelaidis, filiorum eius Guanelonis et Marrici..."[1304]m MARRAN de Nouastre, son of MERI & his wife --- (-[1030/35]).  An undated charter records that “Marricus de Nucastro” was buried at Cormery, that “Marranus filius eius” later donated “terram...prope Cormaricum...Montem Caninum”, that “Guanilo...filius eius...Bellæ uxoris Guanilonis” granted the land to “uxori suæ in dotem” but later redonated the property with the consent of “fratre suo Cleopa”, that after Guanilo died “Cleopas” granted “honorem suum” to “Gosfredo de Fecunziaco nepoti suo et Ervisio Cheronio, qui habebat neptem suam, illius Gosfredi sororem[1305].  Robert II King of France confirmed the foundation of Noyers monastery by “Malranno” by charter dated 1031[1306].  Marran & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          MERI (-after 1034).  "Marannus...miles" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1015/32] signed by "Maranni conjugis eius Engelaidis, filiorum eius Guanelonis et Marrici..."[1307]

ii)         GANELON (-[1070/72]), bur Noyers).  "Marannus...miles" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1015/32] signed by "Maranni conjugis eius Engelaidis, filiorum eius Guanelonis et Marrici..."[1308]"Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1309].  Seigneur de Nouastre.  “Ganilo nobilis de Nugastro...et fratri eius Cleopæ...et uxori eius...Biletæ” donated “burgum in villa...Nucharius” to Noyers monastery by undated charter, dated to [1085], witnessed by “Bileta uxor eiusdem Guanilonis...”, which adds that after the death of the two brothers “Ervisus Cabruns qui eorum neptem habebat Agathem...et filii eius Rainardus et Gosbertus et Poslardus” confirmed the donation with the consent of “Adraldus nepos Ganilonis et filius eius Simon[1310]m BELLE, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Marricus de Nucastro” was buried at Cormery, that “Marranus filius eius” later donated “terram...prope Cormaricum...Montem Caninum”, that “Guanilo...filius eius...Bellæ uxoris Guanilonis” granted the land to “uxori suæ in dotem[1311].  “Ganilo nobilis de Nugastro...et fratri eius Cleopæ...et uxori eius...Biletæ” donated “burgum in villa...Nucharius” to Noyers monastery by undated charter, dated to [1085], witnessed by “Bileta uxor eiusdem Guanilonis...[1312]

iii)        CLEOPAS"Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1313].  Seigneur de Nouastre.  "Guanilone nepote thesaurarii, Cleopa nepote eiusdem..." subscribed the charter dated to [1050/60] under which “Petrum de Montiniaco filium Gradulfi Albi” donated “decimam Villæ Berfordii” to Marmoutier for the soul of “fratris sui Guidonis[1314]

iv)       HERSENDE"Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated “ecclesiam...juxta Montiniacum castrum meum sitam in honore sancti Ylarii” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Nihardus de Monte Aureo nepos meus sed et alius nepos meus Guanilo...filius Gauscelmi nec non et alii duo nepotes mei Cleophas et Guanilo, filii Malranni de Noiastro Castro, cum sorore ipsorum...Hersindi uxore Adelardi Bardum”, by charter dated to [1042/44][1315]m ADELARD de Bardon, son of ---. 

v)        [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1085] under which “Ganilo nobilis de Nugastro...et fratri eius Cleopæ...et uxori eius...Biletæ” donated “burgum in villa...Nucharius” to Noyers monastery, which adds that after the death of the two brothers “Ervisus Cabruns qui eorum neptem habebat Agathem...et filii eius Rainardus et Gosbertus et Poslardus” confirmed the donation with the consent of “Adraldus nepos Ganilonis et filius eius Simon[1316]m ---.] 

vi)       [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter which records that “Marricus de Nucastro” was buried at Cormery, that “Marranus filius eius” later donated “terram...prope Cormaricum...Montem Caninum”, that “Guanilo...filius eius...Bellæ uxoris Guanilonis” granted the land to “uxori suæ in dotem” but later redonated the property with the consent of “fratre suo Cleopa”, that after Guanilo died “Cleopas” granted “honorem suum” to “Gosfredo de Fecunziaco nepoti suo et Ervisio Cheronio, qui habebat neptem suam, illius Gosfredi sororem[1317]m ---.] 

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         EBLES .  A charter dated 1015 records that “Gautier et son neveu Eble” had imposed punitive taxes on the people of Marmoutier and on the market near the chapel of Saint-Barthélemy which belonged to the abbey[1318].  "Eblo nepos Gualterii Turonici, filiaster eiusdem Huberti..." witnessed the charter dated to [1015/32] under which "Balduinus...clericus" donated a serf to Marmoutier with the consent of “avunculo eius Huberto[1319]

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

a)         LOON .  "Bernardum Tironem de Rupibus" donated serfs to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1032/64], which also records the donation made by "Loonio...militi consanguineo thesaurarii"[1320]

 

 

1.         EUDES de Vallières (-1140 or before)Seigneur de Montigny.  "Odo de Montiniaco et Agnes uxor mea" founded the priory of Montigny, with the consent of “filiorum filiarumve nostrorum...Raherii...Hugonis, Odonis, Eustachiæ, Jaquelinæ, Hildeardis et Galienæ”, by undated charter, dated to before [1148] the estimated date of death of “dominus Bartholomeus” [Barthélemy “le Riche” de Vendôme, see MAINE & VENDÔME] who is named in the document[1321].  Tiron 1119 95.  Vendôme abbey in 1140.  Châteaudun Madeleine before 1159.  m as her second husband, AGNES de Montigny Dame de Montigny, widow of HUGUES [I] Vidame de Chartres, daughter of GANELON [II] Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Comtesse ---.  A charter dated to [1115] records that "Agnes de Montigneio antequam Odoni nuberem" donated land to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron and that after “Odo factus maritus meus” she donated “terre nemorisve a valle Cordelle[1322]"Odo de Montiniaco et Agnes uxor mea" founded the priory of Montigny, with the consent of “filiorum filiarumve nostrorum...Raherii...Hugonis, Odonis, Eustachiæ, Jaquelinæ, Hildeardis et Galienæ”, by charter dated to before [1148][1323].  Eudes & his wife had seven children: 

a)         RAHIER (-[1188/98]).  "Odo de Montiniaco et Agnes uxor mea" founded the priory of Montigny, with the consent of “filiorum filiarumve nostrorum...Raherii...Hugonis, Odonis, Eustachiæ, Jaquelinæ, Hildeardis et Galienæ”, by charter dated to before [1148][1324]Seigneur de Montigny"Raherius Montiniaci dominus" exchanged vines with Marmoutier, with the consent of “Odo filius eius”, by charter dated to 1177[1325].  "Raherius Montiniaci dominus" confirmed donations to Marmoutier made by “Odo pater meus et Agnes mea mater”, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti filii mei”, for the souls of “...uxorum et filiorum meorum Odonis, Hugonis et Raherii”, by charter dated 1184[1326]m firstly ---.  m secondly ---.  The fact that Raher married more than once is confirmed by the charter dated 1184 under which "Raherius Montiniaci dominus" confirmed donations to Marmoutier made by “Odo pater meus et Agnes mea mater”, for the souls of “...uxorum et filiorum meorum Odonis, Hugonis et Raherii”, by charter dated 1184[1327]Raher & his [first/second] wife had three children: 

i)          EUDES (-before 1188).  "Raherius Montiniaci dominus" exchanged vines with Marmoutier, with the consent of “Odo filius eius”, by charter dated to 1177[1328].  "Raherius Montiniaci dominus" confirmed donations to Marmoutier made by “Odo pater meus et Agnes mea mater”, with the consent of “Odonis primogeniti filii mei”, for the souls of “...uxorum et filiorum meorum Odonis, Hugonis et Raherii”, by charter dated 1184[1329]m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife is not known.  Eudes & his wife had three children: 

(1)       JEAN “le Roux” (-[May 1219/1227])Seigneur de Montigny"Johannes Montigniaci dominus" issued a charter dated 1198 relating to payment of repairs of “castri mei Montigniaci[1330]

-         see below

(2)       HUGUES"Johannes Montiniaci dominus et Veteris Vici" relinquished rights in favour of the priory of Saint-Hilaire, with the consent of “fratribus Hugone...Gaufredo et uxore mea Mathilde et filiabus meis Isabella et Margarita”, by charter dated 1200