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Chapter 1.                COMTES de BASSIGNY, COMTES de BOLENOIS. 2

A.         COMTES de BASSIGNY.. 2

B.         COMTES de BOLENOIS.. 4

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in BASSIGNY & BOLENOIS. 6

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT. 6

B.         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT (CHOISEUL) 19

C.        SEIGNEURS de BOURBONNE.. 31

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHAUMONT [en BASSIGNY] 43

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL. 45

F.         COMTES de CLEFMONT, SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT. 73

G.        SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS.. 77

H.        SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-sur-AMANCE.. 80

I.      SEIGNEURS de NOGENT-LE-ROI 83

J.         COMTES de REYNEL. 85

K.         SEIGNEURS de SEXFONTAINES.. 93

L.         SEIGNEURS de VIGNORY.. 97

 

 

 

The county of Bassigny was located south of Joinville and north of Chaumont, in the present-day French departement of Haute-Marne[1].  Dubois assesses that its predecessor, the pagus Bassigniacus, included La Marche and Neufchâteau (Vosges), Saint-Blin, Andelot, Chaumont, la Marne as far as Rolampont, Neuilly l’Evêque, Hortes, Pierre-Faite, la Saône and Bourbonne, all based around the basin of the source of the Meuse river[2].  He suggests that evidence is lacking to support the statement that Bassigny became a county during the reign of Pépin King of the West Franks in [760].  He indicates that the county’s origin is probable traceable to the reign of Emperor Louis “le Pieux”, and that references to counts of Bassigny only date from 937 when “Hugues comte du Bassigny et de Bologne, avec Gertrude son épouse et Gotzelin son fils” are named (he cites no source reference for this statement).  A further detailed description of the geographical limits of the county of Bassigny is provided by Grassot[3].  The county was broken up during the wars of Robert II King of France[4].  By the mid-13th century, its territory had been acquired by the comtes de Champagne who established an extensive bailliage centred on Chaumont[5]

 

The county of Bolenois evolved from the pagus Buloniensis, one of the ten pagi situated within the diocese of Langres, north of the county of Bassigny.  It was named after Bologne, now a small village in the canton of Vignory[6]

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de BASSIGNY, COMTES de BOLENOIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de BASSIGNY

 

 

1.         HUGUES, son of ROGER [II] Comte de Laon & his wife --- de Bassigny (-25 Aug 961, bur Reims Saint-Rémi)Comte de Bassigny.  The necrology of Reims Saint-Rémi records the death "VIII Kal Sep" of "Hugo filius Rogeri comitis"[7]

 

 

[Two] brothers, parents not known: 

1.         RICHARD (-[May 999/1005])Comte [de Bassigny, de Bologne, de Vigory et d'Andelot].  “Milo comes pagi Tornodorensis…et Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ” restored the monastery of Saint-Michel, naming property "in pago Brionense in villa Jasant" half of which was donated immediately and the other half "post excessum Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ", by charter dated Jul 980, signed by "Richardi comitis, Milonis"[8].  "…Richardi comitis, Rodgerii episcopi…" subscribed the charter dated May 999 donated Paray to Cluny[9]m LETGARDE, daughter of [MILON [II] Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Ingeltrude ---] (-after 1016).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[10].  Ernest Petit highlights that the same property was named in the charter dated Jul 980 in the name of Milo [II] Comte de Tonnerre and his wife Ingeltrude, and suggests therefore that Letgarde must have been their descendant[11]Europäische Stammtafeln[12] shows Letgarde as the daughter of "Wido proavus Milonis comitis", the latter referring presumably to the 1046 charter of Comte Milo [V].  However, the chronology appears to favour her being the daughter of Milo [II].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[13]Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[14].  Richard & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER (-after 1022).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[15]

b)         [RICHARD (-end 1030).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[16].  This document does not state specifically that Richard was another son of the donor but the position of his name in the list of subscribers suggests that this may be correct.  Bishop of Langres 1030] 

2.         [LAMBERT (-23 Aug 1030)Bishop of LangresThe Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[17]Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[18].] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BOLENOIS

 

 

AIMON [II], son of [AIMON [I] [d'Auxois] & his wife ---] ).  His suggested parentage is based on the following: "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[19].  It is noted in the compilation that Duchesne[20] adds a list of signatories, which does not appear in any of the surviving manuscripts, which includes "Vualonis, Iudith uxoris eius, Aymonis comitis fratris eius qui consensit, Hervei fratris eius alterius…".  If this correctly refers to Aimon [II], later Comte de Bolenois, he was presumably older than his brother Gauthier because of his position in the list of names.  His title "comitis" suggests that he was his father's eldest son, but if that is correct it is curious that he is not named in any of his supposed father's charters and in particular does not appear in his father's 1004 testament.  same person as...?  AIMON (-before [1034/46]).  No primary source has been found which corroborates Aimon [II]’s suggested co-identity with Aimon Comte de Bolenois.  The names of the latter’s two sons are not found in the known members of the Auxois/Duesmois comital family.  In addition, Bolenois is located some distance from Duesmois, although it would not be unusual for the same family to acquire castles in different counties by inheritance, marriage, or purchase.  Comte de Bolenois.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[21].  "Haymo [comes]" donated land near Sexfontaines castle to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1030 (before Sep)[22].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[23]

m (before [1017]) CUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[24].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[25]

Vicomte Aimon [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         HENRI [Gérard] (-1034 or before).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[26].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[27].  It is likely that "Heynricus" and "Girardi" in these two documents refer to the same person.  In both cases the name appears before that of "Ottonis", implying that Otto was the younger brother.  However, if there had been three brothers Henri, Gérard and Otto, it is likely that Gérard would also have been named in the earlier charter dated 1019.  It is clear that Henri (and also Gérard if he was a separate individual) died before his brother Otto, who is later recorded as his father's successor. 

2.         OTTO (-after [1034/46]).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[28].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[29].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Bolenois.  "Comes Otto" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon in memory of "pater meus Aymo" by charter dated to [1034/46][30]

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in BASSIGNY & BOLENOIS

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT

 

 

Aigremont lies about 10 kilometres north-west of Bourbonne-les-Bains, the same distance south-east of Choiseul, and 40 kilometres north-east of Langres.  It is situated in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, arrondissement Langres, canton Bourbonne-les-Bains. 

 

 

1.         FOULQUES de Serqueux .  “Fulconis de Sarcellis” is named as father of Guy d’Aigremont in the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois Fontaines quoted below.  He is named as deceased in the 1136 charter of his son Vilain (see below).  m firstly ---.  The name of Foulques’s first wife is not known.  Vignier records her as daughter of “Odolric ou Odalric 2 ou 3 comte de Rinel”, after whom her son Olry was named[31].  As noted in the introduction to the Seigneurs de Choiseul part of the present document, Vignier’s work is of uncertain value.  m secondly as her [first/second] husband, ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Foulques’s second wife has not been identified.  Her other marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which indicates that [her son by Foulques] "Guido de Acromonte" was “ex parte matris frater Tescelini Sori de Fontanis”, who was "pater beati Bernardi Clarevallensis abbatis", and that they had "alios fratres, Holdoinum qui fuit avus Albrici de Esmanciis et Hainonem de Columbeio, patrem Abelini"[32].  Foulques & his first wife had one child: 

a)         OLRY d’Aigremont (-before 1136)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Guido de Acromonte" was “ex alia parte frater Ulrici”, who founded "abbatia Morimundi"[33]Seigneur d’Aigremont

-        see below

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

b)         VILAIN [Wilenc] (-3 Aug 1136).  His father’s name is confirmed by the 1136 charter quoted below, but no source has been found which identifies his mother.  Canon at Langres 1084[34].  Archdeacon of Langres 1099.  Bishop of Langres 1125.  Guilencus...Lingonensis ecclesiæ præsul” donated “...ecclesiam de Bonacurte” to the church of Langres, for the souls of “patris mei Fulconis et...fratris mei Oldorici”, by charter dated 1136[35]

Foulques & his second wife had [three] children: 

c)         GUY d’Aigremont (-after 1140)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" as husband of “Hescelinam dominam de Mulleio”, daughter of "Holdoinum" [Joinville], and their son "Werricum patrem Galteri de Mulleio"[36]Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Flabémont, including the donation of property “in banno de Baigneval” made by “comes Hugo de Wadémont et uxor eius comitissa Adelina” at the request of “Widone de Agremont cuius erat feodum” and with the consent of “hæredibus eius Ulrico de Porterna et Viardo de Deüilly”, by charter dated 1140[37]m HESCELINE de Joinville, daughter of HILDUIN de Joinville & his wife ---.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" as husband of “Hescelinam dominam de Mulleio”, daughter of "Holdoinum" [Joinville], and their son "Werricum patrem Galteri de Mulleio"[38].  A charter dated 1124 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbeys of Montiérender and Bollancourt concerning a donation of land “à Longeville”, donated by “Aiseline fille d’Hilduin de Neuilly, femme de...Guy d’Aigremont, Vautier et Witier ses frères” for the soul of “feu Witier fils dudit Hilduin[39].  Guy & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [GUERRYThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Werricum patrem Galteri de Mulleio" as son of "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" and his wife “Hescelinam dominam de Mulleio[40].  The accuracy of this information is thrown into doubt by the charter dated 1140 quoted above under which the heirs of “Widone de Agremont” are named “Ulrico de Porterna et Viardo de Deüilly[41].]  m ---.  The name of Guerry’s wife is not known.  Guerry & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GAUTHIER de Nully (-after 1174)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galteri de Mulleio" as son of "Werricum", son of "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" and his wife[42]Seigneur de Nully

-         SEIGNEURS de NULLY.  

d)         [HELDUINThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines indicates that "Guido de Acromonte" was “ex parte matris frater Tescelini Sori de Fontanis” and that they had "alios fratres, Holdoinum qui fuit avus Albrici de Esmanciis et Hainonem de Columbeio, patrem Abelini"[43].  Alberic does not specify whether Helduin and Aimon were full brothers or half-brothers of Guy d’Aigremont.]  m ---.  The name of Helduin’s wife is not known.  Helduin & his wife had one child: 

i)          --- .  m ---.  One child: 

(a)       AUBRY d’AmanceThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Holdoinum qui fuit avus Albrici de Esmanciis et Hainonem de Columbeio, patrem Abelini"[44]

e)         [AIMONThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines indicates that "Guido de Acromonte" was “ex parte matris frater Tescelini Sori de Fontanis” and that they had "alios fratres, Holdoinum qui fuit avus Albrici de Esmanciis et Hainonem de Columbeio, patrem Abelini"[45].  Alberic does not specify whether Helduin and Aimon were full brothers or half-brothers of Guy d’Aigremont.]  m ---.  The name of Aimon’s wife is not known.  Aimon & his wife had one child: 

i)          EBLES [Abelin] .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Holdoinum qui fuit avus Albrici de Esmanciis et Hainonem de Columbeio, patrem Abelini"[46]

 

 

OLRY d’Aigremont, son of FOULQUES de Serqueux & his first wife --- (-before 1136)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Guido de Acromonte" was “ex alia parte frater Ulrici”, who founded "abbatia Morimundi"[47]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[48].  The date of the original donation is not known.  “Domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua”, who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, appointed “laicus...Johannes” to head the abbey of Morimond, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici”, by charter dated 1126[49].  He is named as deceased in the 1136 charter of his brother Vilain (see above). 

m ADELINE de Choiseul, daughter of [RENIER Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Ermengarde ---] (-after 1126).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[50].  The primary source which confirms that Adeline, daughter of Renier Seigneur de Choiseul, was the same person as the wife of Olry Seigneur d’Aigremont has not been identified.  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[51].  The date of the original donation is not known.  “Domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua”, who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” [Vaudainvilliers] to the abbey, appointed “laicus...Johannes” to head the abbey of Morimond, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici”, by charter dated 1126[52]

Olry & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         FOULQUES d’Aigremont (-after 1136).  Domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua”, who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, appointed “laicus...Johannes” to head the abbey of Morimond, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici”, by charter dated 1126[53].  Foulques was excommunicated by Anseric Archbishop of Besançon for refusing to recognise the rights of Remiremont abbey “à Martinvelle” after the death of “Olry son père[54].  Faget de Casteljau identifies Foulques d’Aigremont as “Seigneur de Choiseul” and father of Raynard [I] Seigneur de Choiseul[55].  He does not mention the following indication that Roger Seigenur de Choiseul was the father of Raynard [I]: Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[56].  Faget does not explain his reasoning, but it could be based on the charter dated 1148 under which [Foulques’s brother] Renier [I] d’Aigremont “avec ses neveux Renard et Renier” confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père[57].  However, the word “neveux” in this context, presumably a translation of the Latin nepos, could indicate the first cousin relationship between Renier [I] and the two brothers through the wife of Olry Seigneur d’Aigremont.  That relationship would also explain the presence of the two sets of family representatives in the charter, the heirs of Foulques’s maternal uncle and the senior male representative of his mother’s line, who would have shared an interest in Morimond.  If that is correct, Foulques d’Aigremont would have died before 1148 without leaving direct heirs. 

2.         RENIER [I] d’Aigremont (-[1182/83]).  “Domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua”, who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, appointed “laicus...Johannes” to head the abbey of Morimond, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici”, by charter dated 1126[58].  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “avec ses neveux Renard et Renier” confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père” by charter dated 1148[59].  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “et sa fille Agnes” confirmed donations to the monks of Serqueux made by “Olry prévôt de Saints-Geosmes, frère de Renier”, by charter dated 1164[60].  “Renier d’Aigremont...Frédéric fils de Renier de Bourbonne et Olry son neveu, fils de Gérard Sans-Terre” witnessed the charter dated 1168 under which “Barthélemy de Saint-Paul” donated property to Morimond[61].  “Renier d’Aigremont...” witnessed the charter dated 1176 under which “sa sœur Michèle et des fils de celle-ci Foulques, Louis et Villain” donated property to Morimond[62].  “Renier d’Aigremont...” witnessed the charter dated 1182 under which “Renier de Bourbonne” agreed to prevent hunters damaging land of Morimond[63]m ---.  Faget de Casteljau records that the wife of Renier d’Aigremont confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père”, in the presence of “Gérard frère de Renier et de Gérard de Bourmont son beau-frère”, by charter dated 1148[64].  Renier [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         AGNES d’Aigremont (-after [1170]).  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “et sa fille Agnes” confirmed donations to the monks of Serqueux made by “Olry prévôt de Saints-Geosmes, frère de Renier”, by charter dated 1164[65].  The absence of Agnes’s husband suggests that she was unmarried at the time or that her husband was deceased (the latter being the possibility which fits with the theory of her two marriages, see below).  Vignier records having seen the copy of a charter, which he dates to [1170], under which “Ulric Sgr de Deüilly” confirmed the donation of land at Fresnoy to Morimond, with the consent of his wife “la fille de Regnier...Agnes” and of “les deux sœurs d’Agnes, Berthe et Adeline...[religieuses à] Remiremont”, subscribed by “leurs tantes Gertrude et Reine...Renier d’Aigremont...Roland miles Acrimontis[66].  Faget de Casteljau provides the citation reference for this document[67].  As explained further below, the likely explanation for Olry [I] de Neuviller inheriting Aigremont after the death of Agnes’s father is that he was her second husband.  Dating this supposed second marriage to [1164] is consistent with the likely chronology of Olry’s descendants shown below and would only mean that Vignier’s estimate of [1170] for the date of the charter he saw was inaccurate by a few years.  This suggestion is consistent with Olry [I]’s nephew Thierry [II] de Neuviller having married the sister of “Renier [II] d’Aigremont” (Olry [I]’s son) if she was Agnes’s daughter by her [first] husband.  m [firstly] ([1160/62?]) OLRY de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly, son of HUGUES [I] Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Aigeline de Bourgogne ([1135/40]-[before 1164]).  [m secondly ([1164]) OLRY [I] de Neuviller, son of --- (-before 1189).  He succeeded [his father-in-law] as Seigneur d’Aigremont.] 

b)         BERTHE d’Aigremont (-after [1170]).  Nun at Remiremont.  Vignier records having seen the copy of a charter dated to [1170] under which “Ulric Sgr de Deüilly” confirmed the donation of land at Fresnoy to Morimond, with the consent of his wife “la fille de Regnier...Agnes” and of “les deux sœurs d’Agnes, Berthe et Adeline...[religieuses à] Remiremont”, subscribed by “leurs tantes Gertrude et Reine...Renier d’Aigremont...Roland miles Acrimontis[68]

c)         ADELINE d’Aigremont (-after [1170]).  Nun at Remiremont.  Vignier records having seen the copy of a charter dated to [1170] under which “Ulric Sgr de Deüilly” confirmed the donation of land at Fresnoy to Morimond, with the consent of his wife “la fille de Regnier...Agnes” and of “les deux sœurs d’Agnes, Berthe et Adeline...[religieuses à] Remiremont”, subscribed by “leurs tantes Gertrude et Reine...Renier d’Aigremont...Roland miles Acrimontis[69]

3.         GERARD d’Aigremont “Sans-Terre” (-after 1160).  “Domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua”, who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, appointed “laicus...Johannes” to head the abbey of Morimond, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici”, by charter dated 1126[70].  Faget de Casteljau records that the wife of Renier d’Aigremont confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père”, in the presence of “Gérard frère de Renier et de Gérard de Bourmont son beau-frère”, by charter dated 1148[71]m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had four children: 

a)         OLRY d’Aigremont (-[1209/14]).  “Renier d’Aigremont...Frédéric fils de Renier de Bourbonne et Olry son neveu, fils de Gérard Sans-Terre” witnessed the charter dated 1168 under which “Barthélemy de Saint-Paul” donated property to Morimond[72].  “Olry d’Aigremont” donated property at Bourdons to La Crête abbey, with the consent of “ses frères Barthélemy et Godefroy”, by charter dated 1173[73].  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[74].  Faget de Casteljau cites charters in which Olry is named dated 1208 and 1209[75].  He presumably died before 1214 when his nephews challenged his donation to Cherlieu (see below).  m DAMETTE, daughter of --- (-after 1189).  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[76].  Olry & his wife had two children: 

i)          GERARD d’Aigremont (-before 1214).  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[77].  He presumably died before 1214 when his cousins challenged this donation (see below). 

ii)         MARIE d’Aigremont .  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[78]

b)         BARTHELEMY d’Aigremont (-after 1189).  “Olry d’Aigremont” donated property at Bourdons to La Crête abbey, with the consent of “ses frères Barthélemy et Godefroy”, by charter dated 1173[79].  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[80]

c)         GODEFROI d’Aigremont (-after 1189).  Olry d’Aigremont” donated property at Bourdons to La Crête abbey, with the consent of “ses frères Barthélemy et Godefroy”, by charter dated 1173[81].  “Orric d’Aigremont, Damette sa femme, Gérard et Marie ses enfants, Godefroy et Barthélemy ses frères” donated “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” to Cherlieu abbey by charter dated 1189[82]

d)         --- d’Aigremont (-before 1214).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: “Gérard et Godefroy de Blondefontaine, neveux d’Olry” challenged the donation of “l’usage du bois de Moirs...” made by the latter to Cherlieu abbey (by charter dated 1189, see above) by charter dated 1214[83]m --- de Blondefontaine, son of ---. 

4.         OLRY d’Aigremont (-after 1164).  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “et sa fille Agnes” confirmed donations to the monks of Serqueux made by “Olry prévôt de Saints-Geosmes, frère de Renier”, by charter dated 1164[84]

5.         VILAIN [Willenc] (-after 1168).  Faget de Casteljau cites a charter dated 1168 which settled disputes between Foulques Seigneur de Choiseul and Morimond which names Vilain as “frère de Renier d’Aigremont[85], and an undated donation made to Cherlieu which names him “oncle de Renier de Bourbonne[86].  Faget suggests that he was the same person as Vilain prior of Varennes and abbot of Molesme (named by Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres as son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul[87]) but he does not mention that the two charters he cites refer to Vilain’s ecclesiastical appointments. 

6.         [GERTRUDE (-after [1170]).  Vignier records having seen the copy of a charter dated to [1170] under which “Ulric Sgr de Deüilly” confirmed the donation of land at Fresnoy to Morimond, with the consent of his wife “la fille de Regnier...Agnes” and of “les deux sœurs d’Agnes, Berthe et Adeline...[religieuses à] Remiremont”, subscribed by “leurs tantes Gertrude et Reine...Renier d’Aigremont...Roland miles Acrimontis[88].  It is not known whether Gertrude and Reine were paternal or maternal aunts of Agnes and her sisters.] 

7.         [REINE (-after [1170]).  Vignier records having seen the copy of a charter dated to [1170] under which “Ulric Sgr de Deüilly” confirmed the donation of land at Fresnoy to Morimond, with the consent of his wife “la fille de Regnier...Agnes” and of “les deux sœurs d’Agnes, Berthe et Adeline...[religieuses à] Remiremont”, subscribed by “leurs tantes Gertrude et Reine...Renier d’Aigremont...Roland miles Acrimontis[89].  It is not known whether Gertrude and Reine were paternal or maternal aunts of Agnes and her sisters.] 

8.         MICHELLE [Milette] d’Aigremont (-after 1176).  “Renier d’Aigremont...” witnessed the charter dated 1176 under which “sa sœur Michèle et des fils de celle-ci Foulques, Louis et Villain” donated property to Morimond[90].  Faget de Casteljau records her marriage, naming her children “Foulques, Renier, Villain et Louis de Bourmont” cited in charters dated 1176-1179, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[91]m GERARD de Bourmont, son of ---. 

 

 

Olry [I] de Neuviller succeeded Renier [I] Seigneur d’Aigremont, whose death is dated to [1182/83] (see above).  The primary source which confirms the family relationship between the two has not been identified, but the likely explanation is that Olry married Renier’s heiress.  As noted above, Renier [I] is recorded with three daughters, of whom only Agnes was married.  Vignier records Agnes’s known husband, Olry de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly, in [1170].  Reconstructing the chronology of Olry de Neuviller’s probable descendants back from the birth of his [great-granddaughter] Bartholomette [Alix] in [1230?], Olry’s probable daughter Joethe was probably born in [1165].  Although tight, the chronology is not impossible and this birth date range would be consistent with Agnes having married Olry de Neuviller as her second husband if Vignier’s [1170] date was inaccurate by a few years.  The charter dated 1183 quoted below indicates that Thierry de Neuviller, son of Olry [I]’s deceased older brother, held joint rights in Aigremont.  Faget de Casteljau highlights a charter confirming that “Thierry le jeune de Neuviller, neveu d’Olry” possessed his share of Aigremont “du chef de son épouse Helvis Damette...sœur de Renier seigneur d’Aigremont” (indicating Renier [II] de Neuviller)[92].  This also suggests that Renier [II]’s mother was heiress of Aigremont and that “Helvis Damiette” was her daughter by an earlier marriage, which is consistent with the theory of Agnes’s two marriages. 

 

Two brothers:

1.         THIERRY [I] de Neuviller (-[before 1163]).  “...Theodericus Noneville et Urricus frater suus...” were named among those present in a charter dated [Apr 1146/Mar 1147] under which “Gerardum fratremque suum Guarinum” donated “allodium Rispe necnon Bosaniville” to the Templars[93]m ---.  The name of Thierry’s wife is not known.  Thierry [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIERRY [II] de Neuviller (-after [1203/05]).  After disputing the donation of property à Xirxanges” made to Haute-Seille abbey by Thierry de Neuviller, “Olry de Neuviller avec son neveu Thierry” confirmed the donation by charter dated [1163][94]Seigneur d’Aigremont: Pierre Bishop of Toul noted that le château d’Aigremont avait des nouveaux possesseurs”, namely “Olry de Neuviller et Thierry son neveu” who settled disputes concerning earlier donations to Morimond by charter dated 1183[95]Olry de Neuviller, in the presence of Thierry de Neuviller”, confirmed the donation of land “à Maisières-lês-Vic” to Haute-Seille made by “feu Olry son père” by charter dated 1189[96].  Simon Duke of Lorraine notified that “Thierry de Neuviller chevalier” had donated part of “l’herbe de son breuil de Tonnay” to the monks of Clairlieu, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses hoirs...Thierry son fils et Gautier de Prény son gendre”, by charter dated to [1203/05][97].  The absence of any reference to Aigremont in this document suggests that Thierry had sold his interest in the seigneurie before that date.  m HELVIS DAMIETTE [de Deuilly], daughter of [OLRY de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly & his wife Agnes d’Aigremont] ([1162/64]-after [1203/05]).  Faget de Casteljau highlights charters confirming that “Thierry le jeune de Neuviller, neveu d’Olry” possessed his share of Aigremont “du chef de son épouse Helvis Damette...sœur de Renier seigneur d’Aigremont” (indicating Renier [II] de Neuviller), dated 1192, 1198 and 1199[98].  This suggests that Renier [II]’s mother was heiress of Aigremont and that “Helvis Damiette” was her daughter by an earlier marriage, which is consistent with the theory set out above that Agnes d’Aigremont married Olry [I] de Neuviller as her second husband.  She is referred to, but not named, in her husband’s charter dated [1203/05].  Thierry [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          THIERRY [III] de Neuviller (-after [1203-05]).  Faget de Casteljau names “Thierry de Neuviller, dont la destinée est ignorée” and “Simone de Neuviller” as the children of Thierry [II], without citing the corresponding primary sources[99].  Simon Duke of Lorraine notified that “Thierry de Neuviller chevalier” had donated part of “l’herbe de son breuil de Tonnay” to the monks of Clairlieu, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses hoirs...Thierry son fils et Gautier de Prény son gendre”, by charter dated to [1203/05][100]

ii)         SIMONE de Neuviller (-after [1203/05]).  Faget de Casteljau names “Thierry de Neuviller, dont la destinée est ignorée” and “Simone de Neuviller” as the children of Thierry [II], noting that Simone was married “en 1198 à Gauthier de Preny” by whom she was ancestor of “la maison d’Haussonville en Lorraine[101].  Simon Duke of Lorraine notified that “Thierry de Neuviller chevalier” had donated part of “l’herbe de son breuil de Tonnay” to the monks of Clairlieu, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses hoirs...Thierry son fils et Gautier de Prény son gendre”, by charter dated to [1203/05][102]m (1198) GAUTHIER de Prény, son of --- (-after [1203/05]). 

2.         OLRY [I] de Neuviller ([before 1130]-before 1189).  “...Theodericus Noneville et Urricus frater suus...” were named among those present in a charter dated [Apr 1146/Mar 1147] under which “Gerardum fratremque suum Guarinum” donated “allodium Rispe necnon Bosaniville” to the Templars[103].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that Olry was a young adult at the time of this charter.  After disputing the donation of property à Xirxanges” made to Haute-Seille abbey by Thierry de Neuviller, “Olry de Neuviller avec son neveu Thierry” confirmed the donation by charter dated [1163][104]Seigneur d’Aigremont: Pierre Bishop of Toul noted that le château d’Aigremont avait des nouveaux possesseurs”, namely “Olry de Neuviller et Thierry son neveu” who settled disputes concerning earlier donations to Morimond by charter dated 1183[105]Olry de Neuviller, on his deathbed, made Olry le jeune son fils et l’héritier de sa terre” promise to indemnify Morimond for damage caused, by undated charter[106].  He was named as deceased in the 1189 charter of his son Olry (see below).  m [([1164]) as her second husband, AGNES d’Aigremont, widow of OLRY de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly, daughter of RENIER [I] Seigneur d'Aigremont & his wife --- (-after [1170])].  As explained in the introduction to this section, the most likely explanation for Olry’s inheritance of Aigremont is that his wife was the heiress, daughter of Renier [I] Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Olry [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         [JOETHE [de Neuviller] ([1165]-after 1213).  Her parentage is suggested by the following charter: [her son] [Ro]bertus miles dominus de Novo-villari” (1) confirmed that “Ulricus frater meus dum adhuc viveret” had donated “furnum bannale de Lorei” to Neuviller Saint-Pierre with the consent of “meo et...patris mei et domini de Humbourch et matris meæ G.” and (2) donated “alteram...medietatem” for the soul of “domini Reineri avunculi mei” [identified as Renier [II] de Neuviller Seigneur d’Aigremont], by charter dated 1213[107]m ROBERT de Hombourg, son of --- (-[1213/20]).] 

b)         OLRY [II] de Neuviller (-[1190/92]).  Olry de Neuviller, on his deathbed, made Olry le jeune son fils et l’héritier de sa terre” promise to indemnify Morimond for damage caused, by undated charter[108]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Olry de Neuviller, in the presence of Thierry de Neuviller”, confirmed the donation of land “à Maisières-lês-Vic” to Haute-Seille made by “feu Olry son père” by charter dated 1189[109]

c)         RENIER [II] de Neuviller (-[1203]).  Renier de Neuviller confirmed the settlement agreed by son frère” with Morimond by charter dated 1192[110]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Renier Seigneur d’Aigremont donated le moulin...sous Aigremont” to Morimond, with the consent of “Renard de Choiseul son...cousin”, who approved the donation after the donor’s death by charter dated 1203[111]He was named “avunculus” of Robert de Neuviller in the charter dated 1213 quoted below. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT de Hombourg (-[1213/20])Seigneur d’Aigremont [de iure uxoris]: Robert d’Aigremont” donated property “à Fresnoy” to Morimond by charter dated 1205[112]He is named in the undated charter of his son Olry and in the 1213 charter of his son Robert, quoted below.  He was presumably deceased by 1220 when his son Robert accepted Neuviller in fief from the comte de Bar (see below).  m JOETHE [de Neuviller], daughter of [OLRY [I] de Neuviller Seigneur d’Aigremont] & his wife [Agnes d’Aigremont] ([1165]-after 1213).  She is named in the undated charter of her son Olry, quoted below.  Her parentage is suggested by the following charter: [her son] [Ro]bertus miles dominus de Novo-villari” (1) confirmed that “Ulricus frater meus dum adhuc viveret” had donated “furnum bannale de Lorei” to Neuviller Saint-Pierre with the consent of “meo et...patris mei et domini de Humbourch et matris meæ G.” and (2) donated “alteram...medietatem” for the soul of “domini Reineri avunculi mei” [identified as Renier [II] de Neuviller Seigneur d’Aigremont], by charter dated 1213[113]Robert & his wife had four children: 

a)         OLRY [III] de Neuviller ([1180]-1213).  Olry de Neuviller donated “un muid de vin à Hennaménil” to Beaupré, naming “son père Robert, sa mère Joethe, ses frères (Robert) et Renier”, by undated charter[114]Seigneur d’Aigremont: Orricus...dominus Acrimontis” donated “usuarium in nemoribus...Thons de Ainvelle et de Iche...[et] in...Acrimontis” to Flabémont, with the consent of “Johannæ uxoris meæ”, by charter dated 1211[115]Olry seigneur d’Aigremont, Robert son père et Jeanne son épouse” donated property “à Rosières” to Morimond by charter dated 1213[116].  He is named as deceased in the 1213 charter of his brother Robert quoted below.  m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  Orricus...dominus Acrimontis” donated “usuarium in nemoribus...Thons de Ainvelle et de Iche...[et] in...Acrimontis” to Flabémont, with the consent of “Johannæ uxoris meæ”, by charter dated 1211[117]

b)         ROBERT de Neuviller (-after 1256).  [Ro]bertus miles dominus de Novo-villari” (1) confirmed that “Ulricus frater meus dum adhuc viveret” had donated “furnum bannale de Lorei” to Neuviller Saint-Pierre with the consent of “meo et...patris mei et domini de Humbourch et matris meæ G.” and (2) donated “alteram...medietatem” for the soul of “domini Reineri avunculi mei”, by charter dated 1213[118].  Seigneur de Neuviller: Robert accepted “le château de Neuviller” in fief from the comte de Bar in 1220[119].  Seigneur de Hombourg.  Robert “avec ses frères Jean et Renier” sold a wood to the Hospital of Guite-Fève by charter dated 1235[120].  Faget de Casteljau says that Robert was last recorded in 1256[121]m firstly as her second husband, NICOLE COMTESSE ---, widow of GUY Seigneur de Jonvelle-sur-Saône, daughter of --- (-[1233/35]).  Faget de Casteljau records her two marriages without specifying which primary source confirms this information, although he does cite a charter dated 1233 under which the couple renounced rights over “Villars et Damoncourt” in favour of Clairefontaine abbey and an undated charter under which they ratified acquisitions by Clairefontaine “dans l’étendue de la seigneurie de Jonvelle[122]m secondly ([1235]) CLEMENCE de Rosières, daughter of AUBRY de Rosières & his wife ---.  Faget de Casteljau records her parentage and marriage, specifying that she was “cousine de l’évêque de Metz Jacques de Lorraine[123]

c)         JEAN d’Hennaménil (-after 1262).  Robert “avec ses frères Jean et Renier” sold a wood to the Hospital of Guite-Fève by charter dated 1235[124].  “Jehan de Hanamasni chevaliers” notified that he held property “a Moïenvy de part Mahout ma femme” by charter dated Jul 1254[125].  By charter dated 1261 “Jean d’Hennaménil et sa fille Odile” sold “la moitié de Neuviller” to Renaud de Bar, who promised the duke of Lorraine to procure the consent of “Jean de Choiseul et d’Alix son épouse” to the sale by charter dated 1262[126]m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1254).  Jehan de Hanamasni chevaliers” notified that he held property “a Moïenvy de part Mahout ma femme” by charter dated Jul 1254[127].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          ODILE d’Hennaménil (-after 1262).  By charter dated 1261 “Jean d’Hennaménil et sa fille Odile” sold “la moitié de Neuviller” to Renaud de Bar[128]

d)         RENIER (-after 1235).  Robert “avec ses frères Jean et Renier” sold a wood to the Hospital of Guite-Fève by charter dated 1235[129]

 

 

1.         RENIER [III] d’Aigremont ([1200]-[1245]).  The primary source which confirms Renier’s parentage has not been identified.  Faget de Casteljau says that he was “vraisembablement” the son of Olry [III] de Neuviller Seigneur d’Aigremont[130].  This affiliation is indicated by the following document which confirms that Jean d’Hennaménil and the wife of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul shared a common ancestry: by charter dated 1262, Renaud de Bar promised the duke of Lorraine to procure the consent of [Renier [III]’s son-in-law and daughter] “Jean de Choiseul et d’Alix son épouse” to the sale of “la moitié de Neuviller” effected the previous year by “Jean d’Hennaménil et sa fille Odile” (see above)[131]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Arbois de Jubainville names “Renier seigneur d’Aigremont” among the supporters of Erard de Brienne against Blanche Ctss de Champagne in [1216/17][132].  “Regnier d’Aigremont damoiseau” donated “la moitié de la dixme de Pernes” to the chapter of Langres by charter dated Nov 1231[133].  Faget de Casteljau cites his confirmations and donations to Morimond dated 1229, 1239 and 1240[134]m ([before 1230]) ISABELLE de Bauffremont, daughter of LIEBAUD [III] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his second wife Isabelle de Reynel (-after 1245, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Liebaux sire de Boufraumont et sa femme Isabelle et Isabes leur fille damde d´Aigremont[135].  Faget de Casteljau says that Isabelle donated property to Morimond after her husband died[136].  Renier [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BARTHOLOMETTE [Alix] d’Aigremont ([1230?]-before May 1302).  Dubois names “Berthemette d’Aigremont dite Aalis” as the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul, and in a later passage records her ancestry, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[137].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[138].  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[139].  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul approved the donation of “[le] four de Serocourt” made to Morimond by “Elisabeth d’Aigremont mère de Bertremète-Alix sa femme” by charter dated 1259[140].  “Jehan sire de Choisuel et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[141].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” donated property to Morimond, for the soul of “feue Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme”, by charter dated May 1302[142].  “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[143]m (before Dec 1246) [as his first wife,] JEAN [I] Seigneur de Choiseul, son of RAYNARD [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his second wife Alix de Dreux ([1222/25]-[20 Dec 1308/Mar 1309], bur Morimond). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT (CHOISEUL)

 

 

Aigremont was brought into the Choiseul family with the marriage of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul (see above Part C).  The reconstruction of the Choiseul-Aigremont family is problematic.  What is shown below reflects what appears to be a logical interpretation of the sources, but in light of lingering doubts it should not be taken as the definitive answer.  What follows differs from the reconstruction shown in the earlier version 3.7 of the CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY document.  Changes were necessary because:

(1) research into the Lor family established a reasonably robust estimated birth date in [1295/1305] for Isabelle de Lor (shown below as the second wife of Renier [I]), a date which was much earlier than originally suspected; 

(2) a newly identified document confirms that Isabelle von Salm (shown below as the wife of Renier [II]) was still alive in 1350/51, which was later than anticipated. 

These two pieces of information indicated that Isabelle de Lor (who was recorded as deceased in 1348) could not have been the second wife of Renier [II] as had previously been thought.  They also allowed a new reconstruction of the Conflans family descendants from Isabelle de Lor’s second marriage, as shown in the Châlons-sur-Marne document in the Champagne Nobility group. 

Another interesting aspect of the Choiseul-Aigremont family is their unsuccessful claim to the county of Salm as descendants of Isabelle von Salm: Vignier reproduces the 15 Jul 1455 judgment of the Council of Luxembourg concerning this claim, which includes useful details on family relationships in the later generations as will be seen below. 

 

 

RENIER [I] de Choiseul, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Choiseul & his [first] wife Bartholomette [Alix] d’Aigremont ([1255/65]-[Aug 1311/1325], bur Morimond)Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Dubois states that “Renier de Choiseul fils puîné de Jean et d’Alix de Nanteuil” was ancestor of “la branche des sires de Choiseul-Aigremont”, which became extinct in the 15th century when Anne de Choiseul married Jacques d’Apremont, as well as other junior branches, without citing the primary sources on which he bases this information[144].  The difficulty of identifying “Alix de Nanteuil” as the wife of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul is discussed above.  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources either[145], although he presumably based his information on the charter dated Apr 1270 cited below.  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[146].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[147].  Information regarding the date of death of Renier [I] is uncertain.  Dubois says that an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “messire Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” who died in 1320 and “sa femme Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died 1335 “le jour de Saint-André[148].  However, the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs which at that time existed in the church of Morimond includes a different version of this information: “Regnier de Choiseul [d’Aigremont seigneur] qui trépassa ---“ and “sa femme Jeanne de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died “1385 jour de Saint-André[149].  If this second version is correct, these entries more likely refer to Renaud de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont (great-grandson of Renier [I]) and his wife not to Renier [I].  Another epitaph at Morimond records “Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont seigneur“ who died Jan 1339 (presumably O.S.)[150].  It is likely that this entry refers to Renier [II], as discussed below.  The only certain data point is that the [1338] memoire concerning Ostrevant, quoted below, names monseigneur Renier de Choysel [identified as Renier [II]] as the second husband of Isabelle von Salm, the term “monseigneur” suggesting that Renier [II] was then Seigneur d’Aigremont and that his father had died before the memoire was written.  Having dismissed the 1320 data point as indicated above, three charters dated 1320, 2 May 1324 and 25 Jul 1325 name “Renier Seigneur d’Aigremont”[151].  No information is included in Poissonier’s summaries of these charters to help identify whether Renier [I] or Renier [II] was concerned.  However, some help is provided by information relating to Renier [I]’s second wife Isabelle de Lor.  A reconstruction of the Lor family suggests her birth in [1295/1305].  This dating enabled a reappraisal to be made of the Conflans line of descent from her second marriage (which incidentally resolved several previously unexplained inconsistencies as shown in the SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS section of the present document).  Consistent with this revised Conflans reconstruction, the birth of Isabelle’s son Jean [II] de Conflans is dated to [1321/30?].  This in turn suggests [1325] as the latest probable date of death of Renier [I] and of Isabelle’s second marriage.  Renier [I]’s place of burial is indicated by Père Anselme who states that Renier’s second wife was buried “auprès de son premier mary à Morimond” (without citing the corresponding primary source[152]

m firstly ---.  This first marriage is confirmed by the chronological impossibility of Renier [II] being the son of Renier [I]’s known wife Isabelle de Lor.  Faget de Casteljau suggests that Renier [I] married “Marguerite de Cussey dame de Santenay” with whom he founded an anniversary at Saint-Laurent de Joinville in 1312[153].  He cites Vignier, whose report is confused: in one place he names “Isabeau...de Salme” as wife of Renier [I] (who was in fact the wife of Renier [II], see below).  In a later passage, Vignier records “Isabeau de Sauues” (the same person?) as wife of Renier [II] but he also notes that [the latter?] founded “pour le repos de son [meaning Renier [I] or Renier [II]? unclear from the wording] ame un service...en l’église de S. Laurens de Joinville” in 1312, adding that “le memoire en papier que j’en ay veu, attribuant cette fondation a un des Choiseul qualifié Sgr d’Aigremont et de Santenay pres de Joinville, et nommant sa femme Marguerite de Cuzé ou Cussey, de laquelle peut etre luy vint cette terre de Santenay[154].  Vignier adds that “il ne pouvoit point y avoir alors d’autre Sgr d’Aigremont du surnom de Choiseul que luy, et meme Pierre son fils ratifia cela depuis, a ce que porte ce papier”.  The reference to Pierre, who was great-grandson of Renier [I], adds further confusion.  The inevitable conclusion is that Vignier’s report is inaccurate in some way: maybe the date is incorrect, and “Marguerite de Cuzé ou Cussey” was the otherwise unrecorded wife of Renier [III] who was Pierre’s father.  No other source has been identified which indicates the name or family origin of Renier [I]’s first wife.  As noted above, the source which names “Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” as Renier’s wife more likely refers to the wife of Renaud Seigneur d’Aigremont who is shown below. 

m secondly ([1310/20]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Lor, daughter of RENAUD de Lor Châtelain de Laon, Seigneur de Resson & his wife --- de Resson [Aulnay] ([1295/1305]-[Jan] 1347, bur Morimond).  Her first marriage and family origin are confirmed by the summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 which records waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons [title from her second marriage], son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même[155], although this summary must be inaccurate given the likely death date of Renier [II] as discussed below under Renier [II].  Isabelle’s precise parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], which records that “messire Jean...sire de Vielsmaisons” married “la fille monseigneur Regnauld seigneur de Lor”, by whom he had “un fils...Jean de Conflans sire de Vieilsmaisons[156].  Her date of birth is estimated from the date of marriage of her brother Gaucher de Lor in [May 1322] and considering the probable dates of her two marriages.  Isabelle de Lor married secondly ([1320/25?]) Jean [I] de Conflans Seigneur de Vieilmaisons.  The date of her second marriage is suggested by the reconstruction of her descendants by her second husband.  Père Anselme states that “Isabeau de Lor fille de Raoul [mistake for Renaud] de Lor” married secondly Jean de Conflans I du nom seigneur de Vezilly”, and says that she died Jan 1347, and was buried “auprès de son premier mary à Morimond” (without citing any primary sources on which these statements are based)[157].  This date is consistent with the 2 Jan 1348 charter quoted above in which Isabelle de Lor is described as “feu”. 

Renier [I] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         RENIER [II] de Choiseul ([1275/90]-[Jan 1340/Oct 1345])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although his existence and position in the Choiseul-Aigremont line of descent is indicated by the documents quoted below in which he is named.  Seigneur d’Aigremont.  The [1338] memoire concerning Ostrevant, quoted below, names monseigneur Renier de Choysel as the second husband of Isabelle von Salm.  The epithet monseigneur suggests that he was head of the family at the time, therefore had already succeeded his father as seigneur d’Aigremont.  It is possible that the three charters dated 1320, 2 May 1324 and 25 Jul 1325 which name “Renier Seigneur d’Aigremont”[158] refer to Renier [II], although as noted above this depends on a definite assessment of the date of death of Renier [I].  As in the case of Renier [I], information regarding the date of death of Renier [II] is uncertain.  The epitaph at Morimond which records “Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont seigneur“ who died Jan 1339 (presumably O.S.) could refer to him[159].  In any case, his death before Oct 1345 appears corroborated by his wife’s declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 (see below), a note on the reverse of which notes that [Renier [II]’s two younger sons] “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345[160].  If Renier [II] had been alive at that time, he would have represented the interests of his younger sons whose confirmations would not then have been necessary.  Nevertheless, some doubt is introduced by the summary of the charter dated 2 Jan 1348 quoted above.  That document names “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” and “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons...”.  When read literally, the first person named would be Renier [II], the stepson of Isabelle de Lor, who if that is correct could have died [2 Jan/19 Mar] 1348 (the second date referring to another charter quoted below which names Renier [II]’s sons, assuming that document is dated according to the Julian calendar).  However, the same summary also names “son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer” who, in light of the other documents quoted below, were presumably the brothers of Renier [III].  It would be unlikely in particular that Gérard would still be “écuyer” in the mid-14th century if he had been the brother of Renier [II], and in any case the names Guillaume and Gérard appear to have been introduced into the Choiseul-Aigremont family from Isabelle von Salm’s family.  Until more information comes to light, it is assumed that the summary of the 2 Jan 1348 charter is in some way garbled and that Renier [II] died before Oct 1345.  m ([1303]) as her second husband, ISABELLE von Salm, widow of GERARD de Sorel {maybe Sorel, arrondissement Péronne, département Somme}, daughter of WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm & his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy ([1280/85]-after 12 Mar 1351).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by a memoire concerning Ostrevant, presented to Philippe VI King of France, probably dated to [1338], which records that “messire Gerars de Sorel en Vermandois” married “la fille du comte de Samnes” who later married “monseigneur Renier de Choysel”, adding that she had “un chastel dit Prouvy, fief d’Ostrevant enclavé en Haynaut” inherited from “une oncle à la dame” and that “le sires de Sorel” lost a claim to Prouvy “à Mons” but won an appeal “à Paris…au Roy…à Bouchaing”, also adding that “li enfans de la femme audit chevalier [interpreted as meaning her son by her first marriage, although if that is correct his line must have failed without heirs as Isabelle’s descendants by her second marriage were later recorded as seigneurs de Prouvy as shown below]” still retained possession to the continuing displeasure of the “comte et comtesse de Haynaut[161].  Both the chronology and the reference to Prouvy suggest that Isabelle was the daughter of Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm and his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy, which in turn suggests her birth date range as shown above (which is also consistent with the probable date of her first marriage).  Père Anselme names her “Isabelle”, without citing the source on which this information is based[162], but her name is confirmed by the charter dated 25 Jul 1344 quoted below.  Her second marriage is dated from her first husband having been killed at the battle of Courtrai (11 Jul 1302)[163]Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy (relating to property donated by the Salm family in the mid-13th century, see LUXEMBOURG), a note on the reverse of which states that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[164].  The reason for the delay before the two later declarations has not been ascertained, unless it was the intervening death of her husband (see above for discussion of his date of death).  Montloué and Chéry were Salm properties, inherited from Clémence de Rozoy who married Heinrich [III] Graf von Salm, and were therefore presumably Isabelle’s dowry on her second marriage.  The following document shows that Isabelle von Salm was still living in early 1351: “Jeanne épouse de N. de Halebeque” [identified as Jeanne de Grandpré, wife of Adam van Hellebeek, see CHAMPAGNE] pleaded against “Isabelle de Salm dame d’Aigremont”, who had claimed revenue from “Maubrecis-le-Grand et Maubrecis-le-petit, appartenant à Jeanne et saisis alors pour défaut d’hommage”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1350 (presumably O.S.)[165]Père Anselme records that Isabelle’s descendant Gillequin de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont claimed the right to inherit the county of Salm in the imperial court in 1455[166]Vannérus said that he could find no document which confirmed Anselme’s statement[167], although Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres refers to “l’arbre généalogique produit dans le Conel de Luxembourg en 1455” in support of the claim and quotes a judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455[168]Such a claim had little chance of success as Fahne noted that the 1552 “Rentbuch des Petrus de Salice” records a charter, at that time in the archives of Bedbur, under which Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm appointed the Herr von Reifferscheid [then Johann [V][169]] “als rechten Erben” in 1415[170].  The Choiseul-Aigremont claim must have been rejected, considering the confirmation by the Council of Luxembourg dated 5 Feb 1455 (O.S.) in favour of Johann [VI] von Reifferscheid[171], who was descended from Richardis, Isabelle’s presumed older sister.  Renier [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         RENIER [III] de Choiseul ([1304/10]-[19 Mar 1348/18 Jul 1354])The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[172]Seigneur d’Aigremont

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME de Choiseul ([1306/15]-[after Feb 1368]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[173].  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse of which states that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[174]The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même”, although this summary is presumably inaccurate given the likely death date of Renier [II] (see above) which means that the first named Renier must be Renier [III] (who was step-grandson not step-son of Isabelle de Lor) and Guillaume and Gérard his brothers[175]Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347 (presumably O.S.), as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[176]Seigneur d’AigremontDocuments dated 18 Jul 1354 to 20 Apr 1368 name Guillaume as Seigneur d’Aigremont.  The simplest explanation of his succession as seigneur is that his nephew Renaud was a minor when his father died and was passed over.  Père Anselme says that in Feb 1369 Guillaume “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont” but cites no primary source[177]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1378).  Père Anselme, in noting that in Feb 1369 Guillaume de Choiseul “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont”, adds “dont le château, qu’il eut par cet accord fut possedé par Renier son fils, lequel vivoit en 1378[178].  Anselme cites no primary source to support his statement.  If it is correct that Guillaume had a son named Renier, he may have been installed by his father as seigneur de Prouvy: a charter dated 15 Mar 1366 (O.S.), which records a judgment requiring “Gilles de Kévy escuiers” to pay annual rent on his fief at Quévy to Mons Sainte-Waudru, names “monsigneur Renier de Coisiel signeur de Prouvy” among those present[179]It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, says that “Guillaume et Gerard”, sons of Isabelle von Salm, died “sans hoirs de leurs corps[180], although the existence of any children of Guillaume who themselves died without leaving heirs would have been irrelevant to the claim at the time so would presumably have been ignored in the judgment.

c)         GERARD de Choiseul ([1308/20]-after 2 Jan 1348).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[181].  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse of which states that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[182]The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même”, although this summary is presumably inaccurate given the likely death date of Renier [II] (see above) which means that the first named Renier must be Renier [III] (who was step-grandson not step-son of Isabelle de Lor) and Guillaume and Gérard his brothers[183]Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347 (presumably O.S.), as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[184]The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, says that “Guillaume et Gerard”, sons of Isabelle von Salm, died “sans hoirs de leurs corps[185]

d)         [ISABELLE de Choiseul .  Père Anselme records that Erard d’Ortillon Seigneur d’Ormoy acknowledged holding property at Blonaincourt, granted by “messire Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont...pour le dot de sa femme Isabel”, from the comte de Bar by charter dated “[le] samedy après la S. Pierre et S. Paul” 1334[186].  The dating of Isabelle’s marriage suggests that she was the daughter of Renier [II] de Choiseul and Isabelle von Salm.  m (before 1334) ERARD d’Ortillon Seigneur d’Ormoy, son of ---.] 

 

 

RENIER [III] de Choiseul, son of RENIER [II] de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife Isabelle von Salm ([1304/10]-[19 Mar 1348/18 Jul 1354]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[187]Seigneur d’AigremontMadame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse of which notes that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[188]The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même”, although this summary is presumably inaccurate given the likely death date of Renier [II] (see above) which means that the first named Renier must be Renier [III] (who was step-grandson not step-son of Isabelle de Lor) and Guillaume and Gérard his brothers[189]Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347 (presumably O.S.), as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[190].  As noted above, Renier [III]’s supposed brother Guillaume de Choiseul is named as seigneur d’Aigremont from 18 Jul 1354.  The most likely explanation for Guillaume’s succession is that Renier [III] had died and was survived by an infant son who was passed over. 

m ([1335/45]) --- .  The primary source which confirms the name of Renier’s wife has not been identified.  As noted above under the first wife of Renier [I], Vignier’s confused report indicates the foundation of a service “pour le repos de son [meaning Renier [I] or Renier [II]? unclear from the wording] ame...en l’église de S. Laurens de Joinville” in 1312, and adds that “le memoire en papier que j’en ay veu, attribuant cette fondation a un des Choiseul qualifié Sgr d’Aigremont et de Santenay pres de Joinville, et nommant sa femme Marguerite de Cuzé ou Cussey, de laquelle peut etre luy vint cette terre de Santenay”, adding further that “il ne pouvoit point y avoir alors d’autre Sgr d’Aigremont du surnom de Choiseul que luy, et meme Pierre son fils ratifia cela depuis, a ce que porte ce papier[191].  The reference to Pierre, great-grandson of Renier [I], adds further confusion.  The inevitable conclusion is that Vignier’s report is inaccurate in some way: maybe the date is incorrect, and possibly “Marguerite de Cuzé ou Cussey” was the otherwise unrecorded wife of Renier [III] who was Pierre’s father. 

Renier [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         RENAUD de Choiseul ([1345/50]-[20 Jan 1391/23 Jan 1402]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnault de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont et Messire Pierre de Choiseul dit Gallehaut, Chevaliers, et freres germains” as the sons of “Messire Regnier”, son of Isabelle von Salm[192]However, Père Anselme says that “Renaud [Seigneur d’Aigremont]…transigea le 10 février 1363 avec Guillaume de Poitiers évêque de Langres, sur les différens qu’il avoit eus avec Renier de Choiseul son père”, but cites no primary source[193].  Assuming that Renaud was the son of Renier [III], the most likely explanation for the succession of his presumed paternal uncle as seigneur d’Aigremont is that Renaud was a minor when his father died and was passed over.  He presumably succeeded as Seigneur d’Aigremont some time after 20 Apr 1368, when his uncle is last recorded as seigneur.  Père Anselme says that in Feb 1369 Guillaume “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont”, but cites no primary source[194].  “Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[195]Renaud seigneur d’Aigremont et de Maulonne” gave homage for Chéry to Enguerrand d’Eudin seigneur de Rozoy by charter dated 27 Jan 1391[196]m [JEANNE] [de Grancey] Dame d’Eclance, daughter of [EUDES de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey & his wife Alix d’Arcis Dame de Cussy-en-Morvan, d’Ancy-le-Franc, d’Eclance et de Pisy] (-[30 Nov 1385, bur Morimond]).  The suggested identity of Renaud’s wife is based on reading several sources together.  The charter dated 24 May 1386, under which Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy[197], suggests that Renaud’s wife was recently deceased and that she had bequeathed Eclance to her children, who were still minors and represented by their father in dealings concerning that property.  If that is correct, the date suggests that Renaud’s wife may have been Jeanne de Grancey, whose death is recorded at Morimond: the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Regnier de Choiseul [d’Aigremont seigneur] qui trépassa ---“ and “sa femme Jeanne de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died “1385 jour de Saint-André” [30 Nov 1385][198].  This assumes that “Regnier” in the epitaph was an error for “Renaud”, an unsurprising mistake considering the resemblance of the old form of the latter (“Regnard”) to “Regnier”.  No record has been found linking Eclance to the Grancey family.  However, Petit names “Catherine de Vienne, femme de Robert de Grancey, et Jeanne d’Esclance” as the two dames d’honneur of Jeanne de Bourgogne, sister of Philippe I “de Rouvres” Duke of Burgundy, in 1360[199].  The name “Jeanne d’Esclance” suggests that this may have been the same person as Renaud’s future wife, and if that is correct the connection of her fellow dame d’honneur with Grancey suggests a family connection between two ladies.  Renaud & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Choiseul (-[after 13 May 1409]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont chevalier et Guillaume d’Agremont freres” as the sons of “Messire Regnaut[200]Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[201]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Jean seigneur d’Aigremont “fit aveu en 1401” for Aigremont (Vignier says “fournit à lÈveque de Langres le dénombrement de la terre d’Aigremont”) by charter dated 23 Jan 1402[202]Guillaume Comte de Hainaut notified several matters by charter dated 13 May 1409, including the capture of “le terre dou sire d’Aigremont sgr de Provy” for non-payment of a debt[203].  It is not known whether this document relates to Jean.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  Jean & his wife had two children: 

i)          GILLEQUIN de Choiseul (-after 1493).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Gillequin d’Agremont et Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Agremont chevalier” as the sons of “Messire Jean de Choiseul[204].  

-         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT et d’ISCHES[205]

ii)         JEAN de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Gillequin d’Agremont et Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Agremont chevalier” as the sons of “Messire Jean de Choiseul[206]

b)         GUILLAUME de Choiseul (-before 15 Jul 1455).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont chevalier et Guillaume d’Agremont freres” as the sons of “Messire Regnaut[207]Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[208].  Guillaume must have predeceased the family’s 1455 claim to Salm as he is not named in the document quoted above as one of the claimants.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUET de Choiseul (-before 15 Jul 1455).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont[209]

ii)         ANNE de ChoiseulThe judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont”, adding that Anne had succeeded to the lands of her brother, an earlier passage naming “Jacquot d’Aspremont” as the husband of Anne[210]m JACQUES d’Aspremont, son of ---.  . 

c)         ALIX de ChoiseulRenaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[211]

2.         PIERRE de Choiseul (-14 Jan 1401, bur Morimond).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnault de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont et Messire Pierre de Choiseul dit Gallehaut, Chevaliers, et freres germains” as the sons of “Messire Regnier”, son of Isabelle von Salm[212].  In another passage, Vignier names “Pierre...surnom ou...sobriquet...Gallehault, specialement Dreux de Fieffes, chevalier, vivant en 1377” as younger son of Renier [III] Seigneur d’Aigremont, on the basis of “l’arbre généalogique produit dans le Conel de Luxembourg en 1455”, adding that he was ancestor “fort bien certainement” [which implies a degree of uncertainty] of “la branche...de Praslain”, providing further details of his two marriages, death, burial, and children in a later passage[213]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Pierre’s wife has not been identified.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Pierre d’Aigremont et...dame Jeanne sa sœur” as the children of “Messire Pierre Gallehaut[214]

-        SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT, de BEAUVILLIERS, de CHEVIGNY, later DUCS de PRASLIN[215]

b)         JEANNE de ChoiseulThe judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont”, an earlier passage naming “Messire Guillaume de St. Loup chevalier” as Jeanne’s husband[216]m GUILLAUME Seigneur de Saint-Loup, son of ---. 

3.         [JEAN de ChoiseulJean d’Aigremont écuyer” acknowledged receipt of payment for his service from the Duke of Bar by charter dated 27 Oct 1380[217].  Jean’s parentage is not known.  The chronology suggests that he could have been a younger son of Renaud.  If that is correct, he presumably died without direct heirs as he is not mentioned in the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455.] 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BOURBONNE

 

 

Bourbonne, now called Bourbonne-les-Bains, is located about 5 kilometres west of Châtillon-sur-Saône and Jonvelle, the same distance south of Aigremont, and about 20 kilometres north-east of Langres, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne.  There are indications of a connection between the Bourbonne and Choiseul families in the late 11th century, although the precise relationship remains to be verified: Lacordaire noted that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[218].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[219].  These details are insufficient to confirm whether Renier de Choiseul was actually stated to be seigneur de Bourbonne in the 1084 charter.  What is clear is that Lacordaire identified later seigneurs de Bourbonne as the seigneurs de Choiseul, probably resulting from confusion between the similar names Renier and Raynard, the possibility being that he connected the earliest Renier de Choiseul with Bourbonne in error.  The extracts quoted below show that, during the 12th century, a different family held an interest in Bourbonne.  Part of the seigneurie de Bourbonne passed by marriage in the early 13th century to the seigneurs de Tilchâtel.  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul was also recorded as seigneur de Bourbonne in the early 14th century, but the process by which he acquired his part of the seigneurie has not been traced. 

 

 

1.         ROSCELIN (-after 1126).  Lacordaire records that Roscelin seigneur de Bourbonne” witnessed the charter dated 1126 under which “Ulric d’Aigremont et Adeline sa femme” donation property to Morimond abbey[220]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         DREUX (-before 1179).  Seigneur de Bourbonne.  He is named in the charter of his sons dated 1179.  m ---.  The name of Dreux’s wife is not known.  Dreux & his wife had two children:

a)         GERARD “Noblez” .  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” had claimed property which “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and that they now confirmed the earlier donation[221]

b)         PIERRE “Noblez “ .  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” had claimed property which “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and that they now confirmed the earlier donation[222]

2.         GERARD (-before 1179).  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” had claimed property which “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and that they now confirmed the earlier donation[223]

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  Two possibilities are suggested: (1) he was Dreux Seigneur de Bourbonne who is named above, or (2) he was Renier de Choiseul, younger brother of Raynard [I] Seigneur de Choiseul.  The absence of the name “Dreux” among his descendants suggests that (1) may not be correct.  Case (2) (which represents a variant of the theory of Faget de Casteljau who suggests that Renier [I] Seigneur de Bourbonne was Renier de Choiseul[224]) could explain the various sources which indicate a close Bourbonne/Choiseul family relationship.  If (2) is correct either the wife or mother of this person could have been heiress of Bourbonne. 

 

1.         --- de Bourbonne (-[1172/82]).  [Seigneur de Bourbonne.]  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[225]The phrase “dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone” suggests that three persons were named, despite the absence of a comma between the names of the last two.  If that is correct, this person was probably the father of “Regnerus de Borbone” (the third person named) who is shown below as Renier [I] Seigneur de Bourbonne.  Renier [I] is only named with the seigneurial title from 1182, suggesting that he succeeded shorlty before that date.  m ---.  The names of her children and grandchildren suggest that she may have been closely related to the Aigremont and Choiseul families.  --- & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         [RENIER [I] de Bourbonne (-[before 1199])Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163 witnessed by “Aimon fils du vicomte de Vesoul...Gilbert vicomte de Vesoul, Thomas de la Ferté, Hugues de Bourbonne, Ulric frère de Renier[226].] 

-        see below

b)         [OLRY (-after 1163).  “Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163 witnessed by “...Ulric frère de Renier[227].  It is assumed that the last-named Renier was the same person as the donor, but this is not beyond all doubt.] 

c)         [GERARD (-after 1182).  Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, and later by Frédéric himself “en présence de Gérard chevalier frère de Renier de Bourbonne”, by charter dated 1182[228].] 

 

 

Faget de Casteljau assumes that Renier [I] de Bourbonne was the same person as Renier de Choiseul, younger brother of Raynard [I] Seigneur de Choiseul[229].  He appears to base this hypothesis on the charter dated 1148 under which Renier [I] d’Aigremont “avec ses neveux Renard et Renier” confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père[230], read together with the charter dated 1163 quoted below in which Foulques Seigneur de Choiseul was called “neveu de Renier”.  However, the link between “Renier” named in 1148 and Renier [I] de Bourbonne is not established, and in any case the word “neveu”, presumably translated from the Latin nepos, could indicate a more distant cousin relationship than neveu/nephew (as discussed in the Aigremont section in relation to Faget de Casteljau’s assertion about the parentage of “Renard et Renier” who are named in 1148).  The various documents quoted in this section do indicate a close Bourbonne/Choiseul family relationship.  As it appears likely that Renier [I] de Bourbonne was the son of the unnamed “dominus Borbone” named in the [1172] Feoda Campanie shown above, one possibility is that it was the anonymous “dominus Borbone” who was Renier de Choiseul. 

 

RENIER [I] de Bourbonne, son of --- Seigneur de Bourbonne & his wife --- (-[before 1199])Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163 witnessed by “Aimon fils du vicomte de Vesoul...Gilbert vicomte de Vesoul, Thomas de la Ferté, Hugues de Bourbonne, Ulric frère de Renier[231].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[232]Renier, son fils Frédéric et Guillaume de Laferté” acted as guarantors for “Pons de Sénaide chevalier...” to Besançon Saint-Vincent by charter dated 1173[233]Seigneur de Bourbonne.  “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ” donated property to Morimond by charter dated 1182[234]Lacordaire identifies the donor as Renier II de Choiseul dit le Jeune seigneur de Bourbonne[235].  However, none of the sources naming “Raynard [II] Seigneur de Choiseul” call him “Rainerius”, suggesting that the two names Renier and Raynard were different.  “Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, and later by Frédéric himself “en présence de Gérard chevalier frère de Renier de Bourbonne”, by charter dated 1182[236].  Renier probably died before 1199, when his sons Frédéric and Renier are named together without their father (see below).] 

m (before [1150]) ALIX Dame de Fresnes, daughter of --- (-after 1182).  Dame de Fresnes: the prior of Cherlieu declared that “Renier autrefois seigneur de Bourbonne” had settled disputes with Flabémont abbey, regarding a donation of harvest which he had made “durant la vie de sa mère A. dame de Fresne”, by charter dated 1225[237].  According to Faget de Casteljau, Renier [I] married “Alix sœur d’Amédée archévêque de Besançon et fille d’Humbert de Dramelay”, without citing the corresponding primary source[238].  In a later passage he cites the following document on which he presumably based his statement: “Amédée de Dramelay archévêque de Besançon” declared that “Foulques de Bourbonne son neveu” [grandson of Renier [I] Seigneur de Bourbonne] had donated “ses droits sur le moulin cédé par son aïeule Alix” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme Agnes et de Frédéric son père”, by charter dated 1214[239].  From a chronological point of view, the precise family relationship is unlikely to be as stated by Faget: Renier’s oldest son Frédéric was married in 1172 or before, while the death of archbishop Amédée is recorded in 1220.  It is more likely that “neveu” (=nepos) was used in an extended sense in the 1214 document and that Alix belonged to the generation earlier than the archbishop, either on his father’s or mother’s side.  Renier’s wife is mentioned, but not named, in her husband’s 1163 and 1182 charters. 

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

1.         FREDERIC de Bourbonne (-after 1214).  Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163[240]Frédéric “avec Renier son père et Guyette son épouse” donated “les dîmes de Perrecey” to Theulay abbey by charter dated 1172[241].  “Renier, son fils Frédéric et Guillaume de Laferté” acted as guarantors for “Pons de Sénaide chevalier...” to Besançon Saint-Vincent by charter dated 1173[242].  Seigneur de Coublant: “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[243].  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant et Guyette son épouse, héritière de ce château” declared allegiance to the bishop of Langres for Coublant by charter dated 1180, which also specifies that Frédéric expected to inherit Bourbonne[244].  “Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, and later by Frédéric himself “en présence de Gérard chevalier frère de Renier de Bourbonne”, by charter dated 1182[245].  “Amédée de Dramelay archévêque de Besançon” declared that “Foulques de Bourbonne son neveu” had donated “ses droits sur le moulin cédé par son aïeule Alix” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme Agnes et de Frédéric son père”, by charter dated 1214[246]m (before 1172) GUYETTE de Coublant, daughter of --- (-after 1182).  Frédéric “avec Renier son père et Guyette son épouse” donated “les dîmes de Perrecey” to Theulay abbey by charter dated 1172[247].  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[248].  Dame de Coublant: “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant et Guyette son épouse, héritière de ce château” declared allegiance to the bishop of Langres for Coublant by charter dated 1180[249].  “Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, by charter dated 1182[250].  Faget de Casteljau says that Guyette was “vraisemblablement issue d’un Itier seigneur de Coublant, frère de Liébaut de Coublant en 1120[251].  Faget cites no primary sources naming these individuals.  Frédéric & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUY de Coublant (-after 1215).  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[252].  “Guy de Coublant” donated “des biens à Noidant-Chatenoy et Chassigny” to the chapter of Langres in compensation for damage caused, with the consent of “sa femme Alide et de ses frères”, by charter dated 1196[253].  “Guy de Coublant, sa femme Constance et sa fille Guillemette” made an agreement with the chapter of Langres by charter dated 1201[254].  [Faget de Casteljau says that Villehardouin names “Guy de Coublant” among the crusaders in 1203, noting that he returned to France where he was named in 1210 and 1215 (see below)[255].  It is unlikely that Faget is correct: Villehardouin names “...Guis de Covlans...” among those killed in battle “à la Rousse”, maybe dated to [1203/04][256].  This person was presumably “...Gui de Conflans...”, “...Guis de Couvelans...”, and “...Gui de Conflans” who were named in three other passages by Villehardouin who is probably referring to the same person “Guy de Conflans”[257].  The Conflans family to which this person belonged has not been identified.]  Guy de Coublant” donated “les dîmes de Coublant” to the priory of Coublant by charter dated 1210[258].  “Guy de Coublant” donated “les fiefs de Corgirnon” to the bishop of Langres by charter dated 1215[259]m ALIX [Constance], daughter of ---.  “Guy de Coublant” donated “des biens à Noidant-Chatenoy et Chassigny” to the chapter of Langres in compensation for damage caused, with the consent of “sa femme Alide et de ses frères”, by charter dated 1196[260].  “Guy de Coublant, sa femme Constance et sa fille Guillemette” made an agreement with the chapter of Langres by charter dated 1201[261].  Presumably “Constance” was an alternative name for Guy’s wife, or a mistake for “Alix”, unless Guy had three wives named, Alix, Constance and Alix, respectively.  “Guy de Coublant” named “sa femme Alix et sa fille Guillemette” in a charter dated 1202[262].  Guy & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLEMETTE de Coublant (-after 1202).  “Guy de Coublant, sa femme Constance et sa fille Guillemette” made an agreement with the chapter of Langres by charter dated 1201[263].  “Guy de Coublant” named “sa femme Alix et sa fille Guillemette” in a charter dated 1202[264]same person as...?  GUILLEMETTE [de Bourbonne] (-23 Feb 1238).  Dame de Bourbonne [en partie].  Willaume” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Bourbonne, with the consent of “Guion mon mari seigneur de Tricastel et de Jehan et de Heugue mes fieux”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1204 (O.S.)[265].  The date of this charter may be incorrect: Charles IV King of France ratified two acts by charter dated Apr 1323, one of which was a vidimus confirming the privileges granted to Bourbonne “en 1234 par Willelmine avec l’assentiment de son mari Guion sire de Tilchâtel et de ses fils Hugues et Jean[266].  Faget de Casteljau dates Guillemette’s marriage to “avant 1207[267].  He does not discuss the basis for his assessment but it is consistent with the suggested birth date of her daughter Beatrix.  The parentage of Guillemette, wife of Guy [IV] Seigneur de Tilchâtel, is uncertain.  Lacordaire says that Guillemette was the sister of “Renier III Seigneur de Bourbonne” (presumably indicating Renier [II], see below)[268], which seems chronologically impossible and fails to explain her connection with Coublant.  Faget de Casteljau, assuming that the 12 Mar 1204 document is incorrectly dated, says that she was the same person as the daughter of Guy de Coublant.  He cites no source confirming this parentage, but says that Guy de Tilchâtel and his wife “avec leurs fils Jean et Hugues” acted “comme seigneur de Coublant” in 1232[269]A third possibility is that Guillemette was an otherwise unrecorded sister of Guy de Coublant who inherited her share in Bourbonne and Coublant after her brothers died.  Guillemette’s shared interest in Bourbonne is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Sep 1320 (vidimus dated 11 Dec 1347) under which a copy of another charter (under which Louis, the future Louis X King of France, affirmed the jurisdiction of “Renardi de Choysello” [Bourbonne] over “Juxiaco ecclesia”) was sent to “Monseignor Renard de Choissuel et ma dame Guillaume de Borbone et les autres seignors qui de lours tennent ensemble tous les hommes et habitants de la ville de Bourbonne[270].  Dame de Coublant: Guy de Tilchâtel and his wife “avec leurs fils Jean et Hugues” acted “comme seigneur de Coublant” in 1232[271].  The necrology of Cîteaux records the death "VII Kal Mar" of "Wuillelma uxor domini Guidonis Tilecastri"[272].  An epitaph at Tilchâtel Saint-Florent records the death “1238 VII Kal Mar” of “Guillaumette dame de Trichastel[273]m ([before 1207?]) GUY [IV] Seigneur de Tilchâtel, son of --- (-21 Jan 1241). 

b)         GUILLAUME de Coublant .  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[274]

c)         ITHIER de Coublant (-after 1179).  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[275]

d)         FOULQUES de Coublant (-after 1216).  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[276].  “Amédée de Dramelay archévêque de Besançon” declared that “Foulques de Bourbonne son neveu” had donated “ses droits sur le moulin cédé par son aïeule Alix” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme Agnes et de Frédéric son père”, by charter dated 1214[277].  “Foulques de Coublant homme lige du seigneur de Coublant son frère et de Guillaume de Vergy seigneur de Fouvent” swore homage to the bishop of Langres by charter dated Feb 1216[278].  “Dominus Fulco miles de Borbonii et Agnes uxor eius” donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1216[279].  m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Amédée de Dramelay archévêque de Besançon” declared that “Foulques de Bourbonne son neveu” had donated “ses droits sur le moulin cédé par son aïeule Alix” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme Agnes et de Frédéric son père”, by charter dated 1214[280].  “Dominus Fulco miles de Borbonii et Agnes uxor eius” donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1216[281]

2.         FOULQUES de Bourbonne (-after 1163).  Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163[282]

3.         RAYNARD de Bourbonne (-after 1182).  Renier de Bourbonne” donated property “entre Bourbonne et la Ferté-sur-Amance” to the Knights Templars, with the approval of “la femme de Renier, son fils Frédéric...ainsi que Foulques et Renard, Foulques de Choiseul neveu de Renier”, by charter dated 1163[283]Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, by charter dated 1182[284]

4.         RENIER [II] de Bourbonne (-before 1225).  Renier seigneur de Bourbonne” settled disputes with Remiremont, “en présence de son oncle Renier d’Aigremont”, with the consent of “sa femme, ses fils Renard et Renier, sa bru Guyette épouse de son fils aîné Frédéric”, by charter dated 1182[285].  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Bar-sur-Aube”, dated to [1201], include “…Renies de Borbone…[286]Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ cum fratre suo Henrico” donated “molendinum cum batatorio...à Vada in via Sarcophagi” to Morimond by charter dated 1207[287].  Faget de Casteljau notes that this charter also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[288].  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[289].  The prior of Cherlieu declared that “Renier autrefois seigneur de Bourbonne” had settled disputes with Flabémont abbey, regarding a donation of harvest which he had made “durant la vie de sa mère A. dame de Fresne”, by charter dated 1225[290]m GILLETTE, daughter of --- (-[1207/12]).  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[291].  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[292].  Renier [II] & his wife had eight children: 

a)         FOULQUES de Bourbonne (-after 1224, maybe after 1227).  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[293].  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[294]Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Fulcho dominus de Borbona miles” donated rights “in molendino...Batans” to Morimond by charter dated 1214[295].  “Foulques de Bourbonne” donated two serfs at Bourbonne to Cherlieu, with the consent of “son épouse Elisabeth et de ses frères Renard et Guy”, by charter dated 1224, confirmed 1227 by “Renard seigneur de Choiseul cousin de Foulques de Bourbonne[296]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 1224).  “Foulques de Bourbonne” donated two serfs at Bourbonne to Cherlieu, with the consent of “son épouse Elisabeth et de ses frères Renard et Guy”, by charter dated 1224[297]

b)         GAUTHIER de Bourbonne .  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[298]

c)         RAYNARD de Bourbonne (-after 1230).  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[299].  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[300].  “Foulques de Bourbonne” donated two serfs at Bourbonne to Cherlieu, with the consent of “son épouse Elisabeth et de ses frères Renard et Guy”, by charter dated 1224[301].  Raynard donated “le pâturage de Daillancourt” to Clairefontaine in 1230[302].  [Seigneur de Bourbonne: the following document suggests that Raynard may have succeeded his brother Foulques to the seigneurie de Bourbonne, which would explain why Raynard had confirmed the donation in question.]  Renier [III] Seigneur de Bourbonne challenged the donation made by “Agnes de Bétoncourt, fille de Lambert de Tilchâtel” to Doucevaux abbey, acknowledging that the donation had previously been approved by “Renard de Bourbonne son oncle”, by charter dated 1256[303]

d)         JEAN de Bourbonne (-after 1212).  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[304].  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[305]

e)         HELVIS de Bourbonne (-after 1207).  Faget de Casteljau notes that the charter dated 1207 quoted above also names “Gillette femme de Renier, Foulques, Gauthier, Renard, Jean et Helvis leurs enfants” and that the mill had been donated by “Alix et Renier de Bourbonne leurs père et mère[306]

f)          GUY de Bourbonne (-after 1233).  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[307].  “Foulques de Bourbonne” donated two serfs at Bourbonne to Cherlieu, with the consent of “son épouse Elisabeth et de ses frères Renard et Guy”, by charter dated 1224[308].  “Guy fils de Renier de Bourbonne” settled disputes with “[les] Templiers de Genrupt”, and confirmed donations made by his ancestors, by charter dated 1233[309]

g)         ALIX de Bourbonne (-after 1212).  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[310]

h)         MATHILDE de Bourbonne (-after 1212).  “Renier de Bourbonne et ses enfants Foulques, Renard, Jean, Guy, Alix et Maacez” founded an anniversary at Cherlieu for their wife/mother by charter dated 1212[311]

5.         GUILLAUME de Bourbonne (-after 1182).  Faget de Casteljau says that “son fils Guillaume” challenged his father’s settlements with Remiremont (see above, charter dated 1182) “quelques temps plus tard[312]

6.         HENRI (-after 1207).  “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ cum fratre suo Henrico” donated “molendinum cum batatorio...à Vada in via Sarcophagi” to Morimond by charter dated 1207[313]

 

 

Two siblings.  Their parentage has not been ascertained.  As noted below, Renier [III] declared in the 1256 charter that Raynard de Bourbonne (presumably the son of Renier [II] de Bourbonne, see above) was his “oncle”.  Assuming that “oncle” was used in its strict sense, one of Renier [III]’s parents was therefore Raynard’s sibling.  The earlier confirmation by Raynard of the donation mentioned in the 1256 charter suggests that he had succeeded as seigneur de Bourbonne.  If that is correct, his oldest brother Foulques would have died without direct heirs.  In that case, Renier [III] could have been the son of Guy de Bourbonne, younger brother of Raynard, or of the olderst of Guy’s sisters who died leaving children.  Another interesting perspective on Renier [III] is his description of Henri de Dombasle as “son frère”.  This could mean that they shared the same mother but were born from different fathers, or that they were brothers-in-law (an extended use of “frère” would not be surprising), the one married to the other’s sister or both married to two sisters.  Faget de Casteljau suggested that Elisabeth, widow of Foulques Seigneur de Bourbonne (see above), married Henri de Dombasle as her second husband, assuming that Foulques and Elisabeth were parents of Renier [III][314].  That is one possibility, but as discussed above another document suggests that Foulques died childless.  As so many different permutations could explain their “fraternal” relationship, it is fruitless to speculate on what might be the precise family relationship between Renier and Henri.  As Renier [III]’s descent from the main Bourbonne family may have been through the female line, his own family name is not shown below. 

 

1.         RENIER [III] (-after 1286)Seigneur de Bourbonne.  Renier [III] Seigneur de Bourbonne and “[son] frère Henri de Dombasle” shared “par parts égales le ban de Crévic” by charter dated 1255[315].  The chapter of Remiremont and “Renier de Bourbonne et Henrion de Dombasle, voués du ban de Crévic” settled rights relating to the ban by charter dated 1255[316].  Renier [III] Seigneur de Bourbonne challenged the donation made by “Agnes de Bétoncourt, fille de Lambert de Tilchâtel” to Doucevaux abbey, acknowledging that the donation had previously been approved by “Renard de Bourbonne son oncle”, by charter dated 1256[317].  Renier de Bourbonne sold fiefs held from the duke of Lorraine to “son frère Henri de Dombasle” by charter dated 1277[318].  Renier de Bourbonne granted “ses biens de Melay” to “Marguerite sa filleule, fille de Gérard seigneur de Chauvirey son neveu” by charter dated 1286[319]. m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-1260, bur Morimond).  Faget de Casteljau says that Renier de Bourbonne donated “la moitié d’un pressoir construit à Bourbonne” to Morimond on the day “Jeanne son épouse” was buried there, by charter dated 1260[320]

2.         daughter .  Her relationship with Renier [III] de Bourbonne and her marriage are confirmed by his charter dated 1286 cited above which names her son and granddaughter.  Faget de Casteljau says that “Philippe de Chauvirey, père présumé de Gérard” held rights “à Melay”, as confirmed by “Marguerite d’Oiselay sa veuve, alors remariée à Guy de Joinville-Sailly” authorising her husband to sell “le domaine qu’elle tenait à Melay de son premier mari” to the Comte de Bar by charter dated 1287[321].  The document in question is the following: Guis de Jenville sires de Sailley...cum Marguerite ma feme qui fut feme mon signor Phelippe de Chaunerei” sold “Meleir“ to Thibaut Comte de Bar by charter dated 29 Oct 1287[322]m as his first wife, [PHILIPPE] de Chauvirey, son of ---. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHAUMONT [en BASSIGNY]

 

 

Chaumont [en-Bassigny] is located in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, about 15 kilometres north-west of Langres. 

 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Chaumont (-after 17 Mar 1066).  “Laici: Girardus Fontis Venne, Humbertus frater eius, Oddo de Monte Salvo, Aldo de Tile Castro, Hugo de Calvo monte, Rainerius de Norgenniaco” subscribed the charter dated 17 Mar 1066 which records a dispute between Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and “Constantius cognomento Rufinus” concerning wine sales[323]

 

 

Three brothers:

1.         GEOFFROY de Chaumont (-before [1126]).  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont donated property to Notre-Dame de Longuay by charter dated to [1100][324].  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[325].  Roussle is no doubt referring to the same charter when recording that “les seigneurs d’Ecot, de Sexfontaines et de Chaumont” donated their rights in Montsaon to the monks of Saint-Didier by charter dated 1101[326]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [II] de Chaumont .  Jolibois records that Hugues de Chaumont confirmed the donation made by his father Geoffroy de Chaumont to Notre-Dame de Longuay by charter dated to [1126][327]

2.         RENIER .  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[328]

3.         BERENGER .  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[329]

 

 

1.         RENIER de Chaumont .  Jolibois says that Renier [I] de Chaumont (whom he calls son of Hugues [II] de Chaumont without citing any primary source on which he bases this parentage) and Guy Seigneur de Nogent judged a dispute between the abbot of la Crête and “le chevalier Hugues de Bologne” by charter dated 1161[330]

 

2.         --- de ChaumontSeigneur de ChaumontThe Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis…” in De Barro[331]

 

3.         JOSBERT de Chaumont .  Henri Comte de Champagne declared that his father had committed “l’avouerie de Condes et de Darmanne”, bought by the abbey of Saint-Rémy, to “Josbert de Chaumont”, by charter dated [29 Mar/16 Apr] [1187/88][332]m ---.  The name of Josbert’s wife is not known.  Josbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Chaumont .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1205 quoted below.  m --- de Nogent, daughter of RENIER de Nogent & his wife ---.  “Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[333]

 

4.         ROGER de Chaumont .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1201] includes “Hugo de Nigella tenebat medietatem de Reci de comite, Rogerus de Chaumont aliam medietatem et non sunt in scripto comitis...” in De Firmitate[334]

 

5.         MILON de Chaumont .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Milo de Calvo Monte…” in De Magnis Feodis[335].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “Milo de Chaumont...Odo de Aspero Monte, Bartholomeus de Nogento de feodo de Coom…Rericus vicecomes...” in De Firmitate[336]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL

 

 

Choiseul is today a small village in the canton of Clefmont, arrondissement Chaumont, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne.  There are considerable uncertainties about the reconstruction of the early generations of the Choiseul family as will be seen below.  The matter is complicated because parts of the early reconstruction are supported only by Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, a work of uncertain value which includes a chapter on the seigneurs de Choiseul[337].  Lillich, who provides background on Vignier’s works which he says were based on research in the bishopric’s early archives, comments that his writing “abounds in casual error and in hasty unexamined connections[338].  The reliability of specific parts of Vignier’s information is therefore uncertain, although some details are corroborated by primary source material.  The descent of this family recorded by Père Anselme is incorrect as it includes (among other inaccuracies) additional generations which are disproved by the primary sources quoted below, although Anselme does cite several charters which have not been traced in other published primary source collections[339].  More recently the family’s history has been studied by Henri Faget de Casteljau[340], and Gilles Poissonnier has compiled a catalogue of surviving medieval charters of the Choiseul family[341].  A word of caution is appropriate regarding epitaphs at Morimond which are quoted below, as reported in a letter dated 4 Feb 1661[342] and by Dubois (whose version is somewhat different)[343].  Various chronologically impossible inaccuracies have been noted, which suggest that, even if correctly recorded in 1661, they were late creations reconstructed from inaccurate earlier records.  It should also be noted that these epitaphs, cited below with Arabic numbers, record dates in Roman numerals (sometimes rather creatively) which provides scope for accidental error through omission of letters. 

 

 

1.         RENIER de Choiseul (-after [1101]).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[344]Lacordaire refers to the same document, noting that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[345].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[346].  “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, for the souls of “mee et conjugis mee Hermengardis”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[347]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1084).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[348]Renier & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER de ChoiseulPère Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[349]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Rogerius filius Rainerii de Cosello” donated property “apud Spinolium” to Molesme, confirmed by the same donor after his return from Jerusalem, by charter dated to [1102][350].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[351].  The date of the original donation is not known.  m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres suggests that she was “Adeline d’Aigremont, fille d’Olric et d’Adeleinde”, doubting that the last named was the sister of Roger (see below)[352].  As noted below, another source names Adeline as Roger’s sister.  The problem is the charter dated 1158, cited by Père Anselme, which records that "Roger de Choiseul" had donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils"[353], the difficulty being whether “sa” in “sa femme” applies to Roger (as in the case of “Raynier de Choiseul son fils”) or to Olry d’Aigremont.  Roger & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          [FOULQUES de Choiseul (-[after 1147]).  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres names Foulques as oldest son of Roger, whom he succeeded, and records that he was named as seigneur de Choiseul in a bull of Pope Eugene III dated 1147, adding that “il y a apparence qu’il n’a point eté marié” and died unmarried “avant l’an 1150 peut-être a la guerre de Syrie[354].  The Papal bull in question has not been traced to confirm the existence of this person.] 

ii)         RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul (-after 1157).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although the chronology suggests that he was the son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[355]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[356]

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iii)        RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1158).  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[357].  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “avec ses neveux Renard et Renier” confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père” by charter dated 1148[358].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[359].  [same person as...?  RENIER [I] de Bourbonne (-before 1199).  Faget de Casteljau assumes that Renier [I] de Bourbonne was the same person as Renier de Choiseul, younger brother of Raynard [I] Seigneur de Choiseul[360].  He appears to base this hypothesis on the charter dated 1148 quoted above, read together with the charter dated 1163 in which Foulques Seigneur de Choiseul was called “neveu de Renier”.  The link between “Renier” named in 1148 and Renier [I] de Bourbonne is not established, and in any case the word “neveu”, presumably translated from the Latin nepos, could indicate a more distant cousin relationship than neveu/nephew (as discussed in the Aigremont section in relation to Faget de Casteljau’s assertion about the parentage of “Renard et Renier” who are named in 1148).  Various documents do indicate a close Bourbonne/Choiseul family relationship.  As it appears likely that Renier [I] de Bourbonne was the son of the unnamed “dominus Borbone” named in the [1172] Feoda Campanie, one possibility is that it was the anonymous Seigneur de Bourbonne who was Renier de Choiseul.  In that case, either his wife or his mother could have been heiress of Bourbonne.] 

iv)       [VILAIN [Willenc] (-13 Mar, after 1170).  Prior of Varennes.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres names “Willeric prieur de Varennes en 1140 ou environ” as son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul[361].  On the other hand, Faget de Casteljau suggests that he was a member of the Aigremont family: he cites a charter dated 1168 which settled disputes between Foulques Seigneur de Choiseul and Morimond which names Vilain as “frère de Renier d’Aigremont[362], and an undated donation made to Cherlieu which names him “oncle de Renier de Bourbonne[363].  However, Faget does not mention whether the two charters he cites refer to Vilain’s ecclesiastical appointments.  Gallia Christiana names “Guillencus et Willencus” as abbot of Molesmes, named in charters between 1159 and 1162, but does not specify his family origin[364].  The introduction to the cartulary of Molesmes identifies the prior of Varennes with the abbot of Molesmes, but cites no primary source on which this co-identification is based[365].  “Henricum Trecensium comes palatinus” confirmed an agreement between “Guillencum Molismensem abbatem” and “Petrum Bristandum” by charter dated 1160[366].  According to Gallia Christiana, Abbot Vilain died in 1163 (“III Id Mar” in the necrology of Molesmes)[367].  The introduction to the cartulary of Molesmes indicates that Vilain was deposed as abbot in 1163 and retired to the priory of Varennes where he was living in 1170[368].] 

b)         ADELINE de Choiseul (-after 1126).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[369].  The primary source which confirms that Adeline was the same person as the wife of Olry Seigneur d’Aigremont has not been identified: a charter dated 1126 records that “laicus...Johannes” was appointed to head the abbey of Morimond by “domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua” who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici[370].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[371].  The date of the original donation is not known.  m OLRY Seigneur d’Aigremont, son of FOULQUES de Serqueux & his first wife --- (-before 1136).] 

 

 

RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul, son of ROGER Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife --- (-after 1157)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although the chronology suggests that he was the son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[372]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[373].  Faget de Casteljau records that Renier d’Aigremont “avec ses neveux Renard et Renier” confirmed the privileges granted to Morimond by “Olry son père” by charter dated 1148[374].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[375]

m HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1158).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[376].  Dubois names her “Haviz ou Hedwise de Vaudémont” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[377].  It is presumably based on Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres which names “Eluise ou Hauuiz de Vaudemont” as Raynard’s wife, and suggests that she was the sister of “Gerard II Comte de Vaudemont[378].  Her alleged connection with the Vaudémont family has not been confirmed. 

Raynard [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         FOULQUES de Choiseul ([1145/50]-after 1192).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[379]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[380]The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[381]Père Anselme records that "Fouques Seigneur de Choiseul" settled disputes with Molesme by charter dated 1174[382].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[383]m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 1192).  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[384].  Père Anselme states that "des mémoires" [unspecified] say that Alix was "fille de Guy de Brienne, nièce d’Erard comte de Brienne, de Milon seigneur de Bar-sur-Seine et de Gilbert seigneur de Conflans et tante de Humbert de Brienne roy de Naples, de Sicile et de Candie, et de Jean roy de Jerusalem"[385].  It has not proved possible to verify this statement, although it is supported by Arbois de Jubainville who says, in relation to “Rainard de Choiseul”, that “sa grand’mère Alaïs paraît avoir...appartenu à la maison de Brienne[386].  Arbois de Jubainville cites only Père Anselme as his source, although he does highlight a charter dated [7] Jun 1218 in which “Rainard de Choiseul traite Erard [de Brienne] de cousin” indicating an unspecified Brienne/Choiseul family relationship[387].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[388].  Foulques & his wife had five children: 

a)         RAYNARD [II] de Choiseul ([1170/75]-[Mar 1238/Jun 1239])Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[389]Seigneur de Choiseul

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b)         HELVIDE de Choiseul (-after 1210).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[390].  Faget de Casteljau indicates that Helvide married “un seigneur de Beaujeu-sur-Saône et fut la mère de Foulques de Beaujeu, neveu de Renard de Choiseul d’après acte de 1235[391]Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul, pour lui, Barthélemy son frère et Clémence son épouse” donated “des droits à Banne et...revenus à Bar-sur-Aube” to Langres chapter, with the consent of “ses sœurs Ide dame de Mereville et Helvis dame de Beaujeu”, by charter dated 1210[392]m --- de Beaujeu [sur-Saône], son of ---. 

c)         IDE de Choiseul (-after 1210).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[393].  Faget de Casteljau names her husband “Pierre de Mereville dont elle eut un fils Renard[394].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul, pour lui, Barthélemy son frère et Clémence son épouse” donated “des droits à Banne et...revenus à Bar-sur-Aube” to Langres chapter, with the consent of “ses sœurs Ide dame de Mereville et Helvis dame de Beaujeu”, by charter dated 1210[395]m PIERRE de Mereville, son of ---. 

d)         ALIX de Choiseul .  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[396]

e)         BARTHELEMY de Choiseul (-after 1247).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[397].  Père Anselme states that Raynard [II] founded a lamp at the church of Varennes, naming his brother Barthélemy, by charter dated 1208[398].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul, pour lui, Barthélemy son frère et Clémence son épouse” donated “des droits à Banne et...revenus à Bar-sur-Aube” to Langres chapter, with the consent of “ses sœurs Ide dame de Mereville et Helvis dame de Beaujeu”, by charter dated 1210[399].  Seigneur de Vrécourt.  Père Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[400]m ---.  The name of Barthélemy’s wife is not known.  Barthélemy & his wife had two children: 

i)          BARTHELEMY de ChoiseulPère Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[401]

ii)         RAINARD de ChoiseulPère Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[402]

2.         OLRY de Choiseul (-after 1157).  Canon at Langres.  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157, adding that Olry was “chanoine de Langres[403]

 

 

Dubois names “Raynard III” as the son of Raynard [II] de Choiseul[404].  Presumably he bases his statement on Père Anselme who states that Raynard [II] “ne vivoit plus au mois de juin 1218” and attributes all later sources to his supposed son “Raynard [III]” who died, he says, in 1239[405].  Neither Anselme nor Dubois cite primary sources which support their position, which is shown to be false by the charter dated Feb 1236 quoted below in which Raynard names his father Foulques.  “Raynard [III]” therefore did not exist.  Raynard [II] survived after Jun 1218 and married Alix de Dreux as his second wife, after his first wife died.  This is consistent with Raynard [II]’s descendants failing to inherit the seigneurie de Faucogney, which he held by right of his first wife, as all Raynard’s known children were born from his second marriage. 

 

RAYNARD [II] de Choiseul, son of FOULQUES Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Alix --- ([1170/75]-[Mar 1238/Jun 1239]).  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[406]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Henri Comte de Bar requested reimbursement of sums lent by Sicilians to domino Renaldo de Choisello” and others by charter dated Dec 1190[407]Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[408]The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renaudus de Choisoil…quos habet apud Barrum ex parte Faucognias et de Chaufor et de Bodrivilla et de Weiesella…” in De Magnis Feodis[409]Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Faucogney et de Choiseul et Clémence sa femme” donated duties to Luxeuil (“Guillaume et Richard d’Auxelles, Guarin de la Coste et Narduin d’Annegray” renouncing their shares), in return for anniversaries for “Aymon frère de Clémence, de Renard, de Clémence, de Guillaume et de Richard d’Auxelles”, by charter dated 1205[410].  Père Anselme states that Raynard [II] founded a lamp at the church of Varennes, naming his brother Barthélemy, by charter dated 1208[411].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul gardien de la terre d’Apremont” declared that “G. chevalier d’Apremont-le-Châtel” had donated property to Rangéval on leaving for Jerusalem by charter dated 1209, sealed by Raynard “avec Gobert d’Apremont [maybe identified as Gobert [VI] d’Aspremont] dont il se déclare l’oncle[412].  Raynard [II]’s precise relationship with the Aspremont family (see UPPER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY) has not been ascertained.  “Aimon fils de Thomas de Faucogney vir nobilis miles de Faucogneio” donated revenue “decimas quas in castellania de Faucogneio, ipse et mater sua a Renaudo domino de Faucogneio et Clementia uxore sau in fundum tenebant” to Luxeuil abbey by charter dated 1209[413].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul, pour lui, Barthélemy son frère et Clémence son épouse” donated “des droits à Banne et...revenus à Bar-sur-Aube” to Langres chapter, with the consent of “ses sœurs Ide dame de Mereville et Helvis dame de Beaujeu”, by charter dated 1210[414].  “Renaldus de Choisello" acknowledged a loan from "domina sua Blancha comitissa Trecensi palatina" by charter dated Nov 1210[415].  Dubois states that “Raynard II” was “chevalier banneret” in 1214, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[416]"Rainardus dominus de Faucognie", with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea", and "Guillermus et…Richardus domini de Acella" assisted at the foundation of the priory of Saint-Urbain de Saulx by charter dated 1215[417]Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated an oven at Chesseaux to Molesme by charter dated 1216[418].  “Renardus dominus Falconii et uxor sua Clementia” donated “in decimis in parrochiatu...de Sauz” to Bithaine by charter dated 1217[419].  A supporter of Erard de Brienne (with whom he had family connections, as noted above) against Blanche Ctss de Champagne during the 1217 civil war, a charter dated 5 Dec 1217 records a ceasefire agreed by “Erard de Brienne et Simon de Joinville...de concert avec Renard de Choiseul”, extended 27 Jan 1218, 24 Feb 1218, and 7 Jun 1218[420].  Dubois records that “Raynard III” donated his mill at Colombey to Morimond by charter dated 1224, and the right to hold a market at Choiseul in 1238, but does not cite the primary sources on which he bases this information[421].  “...Renardum de Chosolio..." is named among the guarantors in the charter dated 16 Jan [1235/36] which records the betrothal of "P. dux Britannie...Johanni de Britannia filio nostro" and “Theobaldus...rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus...filiam suam domiscellam Blancham[422].  Faget de Casteljau records that Raynard confirmed an agreement made between “Foulques autrefois seigneur de Choiseul son père” and the abbot of Faverney by charter dated Feb 1236[423].  Raynard’s testament, dated Feb 1238, bequeathed revenue from “Colombey” to Morimond for his soul and that of “Alix sa femme[424].  Raynard and “Alix dame de Choiseul et de Traves sa femme” donated “le pâturage de Chauffour” to Belfays, with the consent of “Jean leur fils aîné”, by charter dated Mar 1238[425].  He died before Jun 1239, the date of a charter issued by his widow (see below). 

m firstly (1192 or before) CLEMENCE [de Faucogney], daughter of [AIMON Seigneur de Faucogney & his wife Adeline ---] (-[1217/23]).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Foulques, Alix sa femme, Renard et Barthélémy, Helvide, Ide et Alix leurs enfants, Clémence femme de Renard” permitted the monks of Clairvaux to collect stone from their land by charter dated 1192[426].  Her family origin is confirmed by the following document: Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Faucogney et de Choiseul et Clémence sa femme” donated duties to Luxeuil (“Guillaume et Richard d’Auxelles, Guarin de la Coste et Narduin d’Annegray” renouncing their shares), in return for anniversaries for “Aymon frère de Clémence, de Renard, de Clémence, de Guillaume et de Richard d’Auxelles”, by charter dated 1205[427].  Dubois names “Clémence de Pouilly” as the wife of Raynard [II] de Choiseul[428].  He does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information, which appears to be contradicted by the charter dated 1205.  Grassot names her “Clémence de Pouilly ou de Traves”, also without citing any source[429]The parentage of Clémence has not been confirmed.  However, the charter dated 1223 quoted below is best explained if she was the daughter (or possibly grand-daughter) of Aimon Seigneur de Faucogney and was heiress of the seigneurie de Faucogney after the death of her father’s male heirs.  “Haymo...miles de Faucogneio” donated “decimas quas in castellania de Faucogneio ipse et mater sua a Renaudo domino de Faucogneio et Clementia uxore sua in feudum tenebant” to Luxeuil abbey, with the consent of “Raymardi domini de Faucogneio et Clementie uxoris suæ...”, by charter dated 1209[430].  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renard seigneur de Choiseul, pour lui, Barthélemy son frère et Clémence son épouse” donated “des droits à Banne et...revenus à Bar-sur-Aube” to Langres chapter, with the consent of “ses sœurs Ide dame de Mereville et Helvis dame de Beaujeu”, by charter dated 1210[431].  “Renardus dominus de Falconii et uxor mea Clemencia” donated property “in...Vaulx...Malboans...” to Bithaine abbey, by charter dated Jan 1209 (O.S.)[432]"Rainardus dominus de Faucognie", with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea", and "Guillermus et…Richardus domini de Acella" assisted at the foundation of the priory of Saint-Urbain de Saulx by charter dated 1215[433]Renardus dominus Falconii et uxor sua Clementia” donated “in decimis in parrochiatu...de Sauz” to Bithaine by charter dated 1217[434].  “Hugo Falconii et Willarii dominus” donated men and property at Citers and Ailloncourt to Luxeuil abbey, for the soul of “Clemencie quondam domine Falconii”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Beatricis et filii nostri Hemmonis vicecomitis Visulii”, by charter dated 1223[435].  The relationship between the donor and Clémence is not specified. 

m secondly ([1221]) as her second husband, ALIX de Dreux, widow of GAUCHER Seigneur de Salins, daughter of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy ([1189]-1258 or after, bur Morimond).  “G. comes Matisconensis et Viennæ” donated property to Salins Saint-Anatoile, for the soul of “Galcheri fratris sui domini Salinensis”, with the consent of “Alys quondam uxore dicti G”, by charter dated 1219[436].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1221 under which “Renardus dominus Caseoli” granted dower to “Alaydi uxori meæ dominæ Salinensi[437], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which refers to one of the seven daughters (mentioned third in the list) of "comiti de Brana Roberto" and his wife Yolande as the wife of "Raynaldus de Casseblo"[438].  “Henricus dominus Sombernonis” acted as guarantor for “Alidi dominæ Caseoli” relating to a debt owed by “domino Galchero de Salinis quondam marito suo” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, by charter dated Feb 1224[439].  Dame de Traves: Raynard and “Alix dame de Choiseul et de Traves sa femme” donated “le pâturage de Chauffour” to Belfays, with the consent of “Jean leur fils aîné”, by charter dated Mar 1238[440].  The circumstances in which Alix acquired the seigneurie de Traves have not been ascertained.  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Cherlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[441].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[442].  “Alix dame de Traves” is named in the charter dated 1258 under which Jean de Chalon Seigneur de Salins granted property “à Varennes, à Sainte-Marie et en la pôté de Flagey” to “Etienne d’Oiselay son frère[443].  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Aalis nobilis domina de Choiseul et de Salins[444]

Raynard [II] & his second wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Choiseul ([1222/25]-[20 Dec 1308/Mar 1309], bur Morimond)Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Cherlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[445]

-        see below

2.         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-1276).  Treasurer at Reims: “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[446].  Faget de Casteljau records his death in 1276, adding that his brother Jean donated property to Morimond for his anniversary[447]

3.         YOLANDE de Choiseul ([1225/35]-[5 Dec 1310], bur La Charité)Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[448].  The following reference indicates that Yolande’s first husband was deceased at the time: Guillaume records that “Ottenin ou Othes Sire de Ray chevalier” confirmed “avec Yolande Dame de Ray sa mère” the donation of “[les] dîmes de Membrey”, made to Bellevaux abbey by “Jean de Ray son père”, by charter dated 1264[449]Guillaume notes her second marriage to “Etienne Sire d’Oiselet” and records that she and her second husband are named in a charter of La Charité dated 1274[450].  Guillaume states that Yolande died 5 Dec 1310 and was buried at l’abbaye de la Charité” where an epitaph records the burial of “domina Yoland de Choisuel, domina d’Oiselet[451].  Guillaume does not quote her supposed date of death as forming part of this epitaph, which leaves open the question of the source which confirms the date.  m firstly (before Aug 1252) JEAN Seigneur de Ray, son of OTHON de la Roche-sur-Ognon Seigneur de Ray & his wife Marguerite --- (-before 1264).  m secondly ([1264/74]) [as his second wife,] ETIENNE [II] Seigneur d’Oiselay, son of ETIENNE [I] Seigneur d’Oiselay & his wife Clémence de Faucogney ([1230/40]-[1274/79]). 

4.         ROBERT de Choiseul (-1280, bur Morimond). “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[452].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[453].  Seigneur de Traves, Vicomte de Besançon: “Robert de Choiseul chevalier seigneur de Traves et vicomte de Besançon” sealed a charter dated 27 Apr 1276 which records the sale of property to Sainte-Madeleine[454]Faget de Casteljau records that Robert de Choiseul repurchased the “vicomté de Besançon, engagée par Pierre de Montferrand à Hugues seigneur de Thoraise”, promising to grant it to “Eudes de Rougemont archévêque de Besançon” when he reimbursed the debt, by charter dated 1276[455]According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[456].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  m [as her second husband,] ISABELLE de Rougemont, [widow of GUILLAUME de Montferrand,] daughter of THIBAUT [III] Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife --- (-1290, bur Morimond).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1259 under which [her father] Thibaut de Rougemont approved an agreement between “Robert de Choiseul son gendre” and the monks of La Charité[457]Faget de Casteljau says that Isabelle was “peut-être veuve de Guillaume de Montferrand et la mère de Pierre de Montferrand[458]He does not discuss the basis for his conjecture, but notes that Robert de Choiseul and his wife Isabelle sold the seigneurie de Cerre-lès-Noroy, with the consent of “Thibaud de Rougemont et de Pierre de Montferrand” (no source citation) which could be explained by Pierre de Montferrand holding an interest in the property by inheritance.  Faget also notes that Robert and Isabelle donated “la moitié du moulin de la Verre” to Bellevaux abbey, with the consent of “Pierre de Montferrand et Thibauit fils d’Humbert de Rougemont”, by charter dated 1265[459]According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[460].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  The accuracy of Dubois’s report cannot be judged.  Robert & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-before 1293).  “Renardus de Choiseul domicellus filius domini Roberti de Choiseul et Margarita uxor eius filia Henrici quondam domini Branciduni” ratified the sale of land by [his father-in-law] Henri de Brancion, with the consent of “Robertus de Choiseul dominus de Trave”, by charter dated Feb 1272[461]m (before Feb 1272) MARGUERITE de Brancion, daughter of HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his second wife Fauque de Poinrere.  “Madame Fauque fille Monseignor Guillaume de la Poinrere...cey en arriers femme Monseignor Henri de Brancion” confirmed the sale of “Brancion...Usseles...Baumont...” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by her husband, while making some provision for “la fille de la devant dite Dame Fauque et dou devant dit Henri...Marguerite”, by charter dated Feb 1261[462].  “Renardus de Choiseul domicellus filius domini Roberti de Choiseul et Margarita uxor eius filia Henrici quondam domini Branciduni” ratified the sale of land by [his father-in-law] Henri de Brancion, with the consent of “Robertus de Choiseul dominus de Trave”, by charter dated Feb 1272[463].  Raynard & his wife had one child: 

i)          FAUQUE de Choiseul (-after 1293).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Faulques de Choiseul fille de Renard seigneur de Traves” was named in a charter dated 1293 which records an agreement between “Faulques de Cortevais veuve d’Henri de Brancion” and Lancharre abbey[464]

b)         THIBAUT de Choiseul (-after 1276).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Thibaut de Choiseul-Traves” was named with his father in a charter for Marteroy priory dated 1276[465]

c)         RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1295).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renier de Choiseul...Jean de Choiseul, tous deux fils de Robert seigneur de Traves” reached agreement with the town of Besançon by charter dated 1295[466]

d)         JEAN de Choiseul (-after 1302).  Faget de Casteljau records that “Renier de Choiseul...Jean de Choiseul, tous deux fils de Robert seigneur de Traves” reached agreement with the town of Besançon by charter dated 1295[467]Seigneur de Traves: “Jean de Traves fils de Robert de Choiseul” gave receipt for a loan from “Mahaut d’Artois” to whom he mortgaged “son fief de Boult” by way of guarantee by charter dated 1300, and another dated 1302[468]

e)         [MARGUERITE de Choiseul (-[after 1283]).  Courcelles states that she was Marguerite, wife of Liébaud [IV] de Bauffremont, was “fille de Robert de Choiseul chevalier sire de Traves, de Scey, de Granville, et d’Isabelle de Rougemont, et petite-fille de Renaud de Choiseul”, that she was “dame de Scey-sur-Saône”, and records that she and her husband were named in a charter dated 1283 (no citation reference)[469].  If Marguerite was a member of the Choiseul family, the chronology suggests that this parentage may be correct.  [Libaldus dominus de Biaffroimont miles filius Agnetis quondam comitisse Ferretensis” donated property to Toul, with the consent of "uxoris mee M. de Caseolo et Galteri fratris mei electi Tullensis et Hugonis et Petri fratrum meorum", for the soul of “Petri patris mei quondam domini de Biaffroimont”, by charter dated Mar 1271[470].]  Léopold Delisle raised serious doubts about the authenticity of this document, as discussed in the introduction to the chapter dealing with the seigneurs de Bauffremont[471].  It is not known whether any of the information relating to Marguerite is correct or even whether this Marguerite ever existed.  If Liébaud did marry Marguerite, she would have been his first wife.  A document dated 1302 (see Bauffremont) shows that Marguerite was not the mother of Liébaud’s sons Gauthier and Huard.  That document lists the properties divided between Gauthier and his brother.  These properties do not include Scey-sur-Saône.  [m [as his first wife,] LIEBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his wife Agnes de Vergy (-[Oct] 1302).]] 

5.         AGNES de Choiseul (-after Oct 1293).  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[472].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[473].  Considering that “le sire de Ray” was Jean’s brother-in-law, married to his sister Yolande (see above), the wording of this charter suggests that Simon de Sexfontaines was another brother-in-law married to Agnes.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s first marriage more precisely has not been identified.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s second marriage has not been identified.  Père Anselme records that Jacques Seigneur de Bayon and Agnes his wife granted property “à Levernois de la succession de Raynard de Choiseul, frère d’Agnes” to “Henry de Bayon leur fils” by charter dated Oct 1293[474]m firstly ([Jul 1255/Aug 1258]) SIMON de Sexfontaines, son of SIMON de Sexfontaines & his wife Isabelle de Jonvelle (-[1263/65]).  m secondly (before 1268) PIERRE Seigneur de La Fauche, son of HUGUES [IV] Seigneur de La Fauche & his wife --- (-[May 1270/1272]).  m thirdly ([May 1270/Jul 1273]) JACQUES Seigneur de Bayon, son of HENRI de Lorraine Seigneur de Bayon & his first wife Damete [de Pesmes] (-after 14 Sep 1304). 

 

 

The following person has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, there are several possibilities: (1) Raynard, son of Robert de Choiseul Seigneur de Traves; (2) Raynard, son of JEAN [I]; and even (3) Raynard son of Raynard [II] Seigneur de Choiseul.  In each case, it is likely that Jean was illegitimate.  The name “Bruneit” has not been explained, but a different name from Choiseul provides another indication of possible illegitimacy.  No other reference has been found to “Jean Bruneit/Brunet”. 

 

1.         RAYNARD de Choiseul .  [m/Mistress ---.]  Raynard & [his wife/mistress] had one [maybe illegitimate] child: 

a)         JEAN Bruneit [Brunet?] (-after 1298).  Faget de Casteljau states that Renier de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont (son of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul, see below) acted as guarantor for “Jean Bruneit fils de Renaud de Choiseul et Estevenet frère de Liébaud de Ranzeville” in 1298 without citing the corresponding primary source[475]

 

 

JEAN [I] de Choiseul, son of RAYNARD [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his second wife Alix de Dreux ([1222/25]-[20 Dec 1308/Mar 1309], bur Morimond)Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Cherlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[476].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[477].  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[478].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[479].  “Jehans sires de Choisuel” agreed to support “Hugom conte palatin de Borgoigne et à...Alis...sa feme” against “le roy de Navarre, conte de Champagne”, who had invaded “en Luxeu” [Luxeuil], and opened Choiseul and Aigremont to them by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[480].  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[481].  Connétable de Bourgogne: Robert I Duke of Burgundy retained “li seignour de Choiseul pour la Seinte Terre” in 1275, reserving “la droiture de la connestaublie”, but the journey did not take place[482].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[483].  “Jehans sire de Choisuel connestaubles de Burgoigne” declared holding “notre ville de Meuvy en la chastelerie de Choisuel” in fief from Robert Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 2 Nov 1296[484].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” donated property to Morimond, for the soul of “feue Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme”, by charter dated May 1302[485].  Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[486].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” refers to his donation of property to Morimond in May 1302 in a charter dated 20 Dec 1308[487].  He was deceased in Mar 1309, the date of a charter of his son Jean (see below).  [A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Jehan...sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” who died “1308 au mois de mars” linked with “Dame Anne de Choiseul femme dudit messire Jehan...fille de Messire Philippe Baron de Lanques” who died 15 May 1413[488].  If Anne’s date of death is correctly recorded, it is chronologically impossible for her to have been the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul.  As noted in the Introduction above, this suggests that these epitaphs should be treated with some caution.] 

m [firstly] (before Dec 1246) BARTHOLOMETTE [Alix] d’Aigremont, daughter of RENIER [II] Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife Isabelle de Bauffremont ([1230?]-before May 1302).  Dubois names “Berthemette d’Aigremont dite Aalis” as the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul, and in a later passage records her ancestry, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[489].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[490].  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[491].  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul approved the donation of “[le] four de Serocourt” made to Morimond by “Elisabeth d’Aigremont mère de Bertremète-Alix sa femme” by charter dated 1259[492].  “Jehan sire de Choisuel et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[493].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” donated property to Morimond, for the soul of “feue Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme”, by charter dated May 1302[494].  “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[495]

[m secondly ALIX de Nanteuil, daughter of --- (-1318, bur Morimond).  This supposed second marriage is dubious.  Dubois indicates that an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Jehan sire de Choiseul, Meuvy, Coiffy, Aigremont, connestable de Bourgogne” who died May 1308 and “Alix de Nanteuil son épouse” who died in 1318[496].  It is clear that this report of the epitaph is incorrect: the letter dated 4 Feb 1661, which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix de Nanteuil Dame de Choiseul” who died in 1318 without linking her to Jean [I][497].  As noted above, the same 1661 letter records another epitaph which links Jean [I] to another wife, although such a marriage was chronologically impossible, indicating that that epitaph must be inaccurate.  It should be noted that Jean [I] would have been around 80 years old at the time of this supposed second marriage which, although not impossible, is unlikely especially considering that the marriage would not have been motivated by the need for a male heir as he already had sons by his earlier wife.  Poissonnier’s catalogue of Choiseul charters includes no document in which Jean [I]’s supposed second wife is named.  If Alix de Nanteuil was not the second wife of Jean [I], the only other possible seigneur de Choiseul who could have been her husband was Gauthier (see below) whose wife has not otherwise been identified.  This assumes that Alix’s date of death is incorrectly recorded in her epitaph.  Grassot names “Alix de Nanteuil” as the wife of Gauthier, without citing any source to support his statement[498].] 

Jean [I] & his [first] wife had [six] children: 

1.         ALIX de Choiseul (before Jan 1254-[Mar 1312/28 Aug 1335]).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[499].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Jan 1254 with the consent of “Bretremette sa femme et d’Alix sa fille[500].  This document suggests that Alix was Jean’s oldest child at that time.  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[501].  Her marriage is indicated by the following documents: Pope Nicholas IV issued a dispensation 7 May 1290 for the marriage of “Guidone nato...Galteri de Firmitate super Amantiam” and “Aelide nata Johannis de Choyseul” who had three sons and one daughter not knowing of their 4o consanguinity, an earlier dispensation for the same couple dated 18 Dec 1288 recording that they had been married for 13 years[502].  “Alix de Choiseul dame de Laferté” issued a charter dated Mar 1312[503].  A charter dated 28 Aug 1335 names Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul and his sister Alix “dame de Laferté”, apparently deceased at the time, “pour cause de son partage de Choiseul et d’Aigremont[504]m ([1274/75]) GUY de La Ferté-sur-Amance, son of GAUTHIER Seigneur de La Ferté-sur-Amance [Vignory] & his wife Jeanne --- (-[7 May 1290/1291]). 

2.         JEAN [II] de Choiseul ([Jan 1254/Jan 1260]-Jan 1337, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that Jean [II] was “connétable du duc Robert II de Bourgogne et qualifié par lui son cousin”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[505].  His absence from the charter dated Jan 1254 in which Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul names his daughter Alix suggests that Jean [II] was born after this date.  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Jan 1260 with the consent of his son Jean[506].  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[507].  “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[508]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Jean sire de Choiseul” confirmed a donation to Morimond made by Clémence de Pouilly in 1300, made at that time with the consent of “Jean sire de Choiseul” [presumably his father], by charter dated Mar 1309[509].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[510].  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[511].  Jean and his son Gauthier are named in a charter dated Jun 1336[512].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Jehan...sire de Choiseul” who died “1336 au mois de janvier” [presumably O.S.][513].  [m firstly ---.  No direct indication has been found of this possible first marriage.  However, given Jean [II]’s birth date his marriage to his known wife Alix de Grancey in [1301] seems late and suggests that he may have had a previous wife.]  m [secondly] ([1301]) ALIX de Grancey, daughter of [GUILLAUME Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Isabelle de Tilchâtel] (-Apr 1320, bur Morimond).  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[514].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Faget de Casteljau names her parents “Guillaume seigneur de Grancey et...Isabelle de Thilchâtel” without citing the corresponding primary source[515].  This indication appears reasonable from a chronological point of view, and in addition Faget de Casteljau records that “Robert de Grancey seigneur de Larrey son frère” gave her property “qu’il avait acquis à Bourbonne de Simon de Passavant et à Breuvannes, Germainvilliers et Champigneulles d’Othenin fils du voué de Montbéliard” by charter dated 1301[516].  Alix is named as wife of Jean [II] in charters dated 13 Jan 1319 and 29 Jan 1319, but is absent from a charter dated 27 May 1320[517].  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Dame Alix de Grancey Dame de Choiseul” who died “1320 au mois d’avril[518].  Jean [II] & his [second] wife had four children: 

a)         JEAN de Choiseul (-[before Jun 1333]).  Père Anselme records that Jeanne de Choiseul was married by “son père et Jean son frère” to “Harvier sire de Saffres chevalier” by charter dated 5 Jun 1323[519].  If this document is correctly reported, the association of Jean with his father in the marriage contract of his sister suggests that he was then his father’s oldest son.  If that is correct, Jean must have died before Jun 1333 when his brother Gauthier is named as his father’s oldest son. 

b)         GAUTHIER de Choiseul (-1 Mar 1342, bur Morimond).  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[520]Seigneur de Choiseul

-        see below

c)         GUY de Choiseul (-1338 or before).  Faget de Casteljau names “Guy déjà mort en 1338 qui épousa Jeanne d’Annegray” as the third son of Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul without citing the corresponding primary source[521]m JEANNE d’Annegray, daughter of ---.  Faget de Casteljau names “Guy déjà mort en 1338 qui épousa Jeanne d’Annegray” as the third son of Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul without citing the corresponding primary source[522]

d)         JEANNE de Choiseul (-before Oct 1330[523]).  Père Anselme records that Jeanne was married by “son père et Jean son frère” to “Harvier sire de Saffres chevalier” by charter dated 5 Jun 1323 under which she received “les seigneuries de Vivez et de Moilleron” relating to which she negotiated with “Gautier de Choiseul son frère” by charter dated 2 Feb 1324[524]m (contract 5 Jun 1323) as his first wife, HERVE Seigneur de Saffres, son of ---. 

3.         JEANNE de Choiseul (-after 1280).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[525].  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[526].  Faget de Casteljau states that she was named in 1280 and married “avant 1275 Pierre seigneur de Bourlemont, mort en 1309”, adding that “elle s’intitulait alors dame de Domrémy et de Saulxures[527].  This information has not been verified.  m (before 1275) PIERRE Seigneur de Bourlemont, son of --- (-1309). 

4.         RENIER [I] de Choiseul ([1255/65]-[Aug 1311/1325], bur Morimond).  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[528].  Seigneur d’Aigremont. 

-        SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT

5.         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-after 20 Apr 1334, bur Morimond).  “Rénier et Renard chevaliers fils de Jean sire de Choiseul” confirm a charter dated Apr 1305[529].  Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[530].  Seigneur de Bazincourt: “Renard de Choiseul chevalier sire de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt” is named in a charter dated 29 Aug 1333[531].  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Reynard de Choiseul sire de Bourbonne” without any date of death[532]m firstly ALIX, daughter of --- (-27 Oct 1311, bur Morimond).  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix Dame de Sully [error for Sailly?] et de Borbonne et ses fils Jehans” who died “1311 la vigile de Saint Simon et Saint Jude[533].  According to Père Anselme, she was ALIX de Joinville Dame de Sailly, daughter of GUY de Joinville Seigneur de Sailly & his wife Marguerite d’Oiselay[534].  The primary source which confirms this parentage has not been identified, although if it is correct that her daughter’s son succeeded as Seigneur de Sailly (see below), it is likely that Anselme is right.  m secondly ISABELLE de Bazincourt, daughter of ---.  “Renard de Choiseul chevalier sire de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt” is named in a charter dated 29 Aug 1333[535].  The reference to Raynard’s second seigneurie suggests a second marriage, with the heiress of Bazincourt.  This is confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1340 which names “Isabeau de Bazincourt veuve de Renard de Choiseul[536].  Raynard & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Choiseul (-27 Oct 1311, bur Morimond).  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix Dame de Sully et de Borbonne et ses fils Jehans” who died “1311 la vigile de Saint Simon et Saint Jude[537]

b)         ISABELLE de Choiseul (-before 1319).  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Guillaume de Vergy” and “Isabeau de Choiseul sa femme” who died “1300 et ----[538].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Guillaume de Vergy, whose first wife was Isabelle de Choiseul, died “[13 Jun/10 Dec] 1360”[539].  If it is correct, as shown in the same table, that his parents married in 1263, this date of death is very late.  Europäische Stammtafeln also shows this couple’s son succeeding as Seigneur de Bourbonne and Seigneur de Sailly, which if correct suggests that Isabelle’s parentage is correctly shown here.  The right to the seigneurie de Bourbonne passed to her children, long after she died, as shown by the charter dated Jul 1338 under which Philippe VI King of France notified that “Guillaume de Vergy sire de Mirebel chevalier” claimed “le chastel de Bourbonne...pour cause de ses enfanz” and confirmed his grant of the castle[540]m as his first wife, GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau, son of JEAN de Vergy Seigneur de Fouvent, de Champlitte et d’Autrey & his wife Marguerite de Noyers (-[13 Jun/10 Dec] 1360).  Seigneur de Bourbonne, de iure uxoris

6.         [ALIX de Choiseul (-[bur 1301, bur Morimond])There is some doubt about the wife of Etienne [III].  Père Anselme records that “Etienne Sire d’Oiselet chevalier” and his wife Alix “fille du noble baron Jean sire de Choiseul” sold “la moitié d’un moulin, situé au finage de Dampierre” to Morimond by charter dated 1291[541].  Anselme indicates that Alix was the daughter of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul.  However, he ignores Jean [I]’s daughter Alix whose marriage to Guy de La Ferté-sur-Amance is recorded in other sources (see above).  Other cases are known of siblings bearing the same name, although the practice was uncommon and was often associated with particular families (no other cases have been noted in the Choiseul family).  The original Morimond charter has not been seen, but Père Anselme is generally reliable in recording primary source data and there appears no reason to doubt his accuracy in this case.  Many secondary sources name “Yolande de Choiseul” as the wife of Etienne [III], which appears to confuse her with the wife of Etienne’s paternal uncle Etienne [II] (see BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY).  Nevertheless the names Renaud/Renaude given to two of Etienne [III]’s children, similar to “Raynard” a name typical of the Choiseul family, suggests a Choiseul ancestry for his wife.  Faget de Casteljau shows Alix named in Anselme’s extract of the 1291 charter as the daughter of Jean [I], but a different daughter from Alix who married Guy de La Ferté-sur-Amance.  However, Faget assumes that Etienne [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve, whose wife is named in other sources as “Alix de Choiseul” (see above), was her husband[542].  Etienne [IV] was named in sources exclusively as “Seigneur de La Villeneuve”, never as “Seigneur d’Oiselay” and it appears unlikely that Anselme would have copied part of the Morimond charter incorrectly when he was so precise in reporting the parentage of the donor’s wife.  Until further information comes to light, the existence of two different individuals named Alix de Choiseul, one married to Etienne [III] Seigneur d’Oiselay, the other to Etienne [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve, is assumed.  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661, which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Dame Alix de Choiseul femme de Monseigneur Estienne d’Oyselet“ who died 1301 “Alias: 1303[543].  The reference to “Monseigneur” suggests that the husband of the deceased may have been Seigneur d’Oiselay.  If that is correct, the epitaph could refer to the wife of Etienne [III], but it is also possible that it relates to the first wife of Etienne [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve (see below).  Père Anselme says that Alix, wife of Etienne [III], died in 1303, presumably relying on the epitaph[544].  The correct date is more likely to be 1301 considering the probable date of death of her husband. m (before 1291) ETIENNE [III] Seigneur d’Oiselay, son of GUILLAUME d’Oiselay & his wife Marguerite de Vienne ([1260/75]-before 3 May 1301, bur la Charité). 

 

 

The relationships between the following persons and the main Choiseul family have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         ALIX de Choiseul (-before 1310, maybe [1303, bur Morimond]).  “Etienne d’Oiselay sr de La Villeneuve” granted “le château et la forteresse de La Villeneuve” to “son filleul et neveu Estevenot fils d’Etienne d’Oiselay”, retaining only “le domaine de sa femme Alix de Choiseul”, by charter dated 1302[545]Alix’s parentage is uncertain.  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Alix (Yolande) de Choiseul, widow of Jean de Ray, daughter of Jean [I] 1303” as the wife of Etienne [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve[546].  That is incorrect as Jean de Ray’s widow married Etienne [II] Seigneur d’Oiselay as shown above.  Faget de Casteljau indicates that Alix, wife of Etienne [IV], was the daughter of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul, but a different daughter from Alix whose marriage to Guy de La Ferté-sur-Amance (see above)[547].  Faget presumably relies on Père Anselme who records that “Etienne Sire d’Oiselet chevalier” and his wife Alix “fille du noble baron Jean sire de Choiseul” sold “la moitié d’un moulin, situé au finage de Dampierre” to Morimond by charter dated 1291[548].  However, as discussed below, mistaking “Etienne d’Oiselet seigneur de La Villeneuve” for “Etienne Sire d’Oiselet chevalier” would represent a major error on the part of Père Anselme who is generally accurate in recording primary sources which he has seen.  Until further information comes to light, the existence of two different individuals named Alix de Choiseul, one married to Etienne [III] Seigneur d’Oiselay, the other to Etienne [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve, is assumed.  Several possibilities can be suggested for the correct parentage of the wife of Etienne [IV]: (1) an otherwise unrecorded daughter of Jean [II] Seigneur de Chosieul by a suggested first marriage (the possibility of which is discussed above); (2) a daughter of either Renier [I] or Raynard de Choiseul, younger sons of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul; (3) a daughter of Robert de Choiseul Seigneur de Traves, son of Raynard [II] Seigneur de Choiseul.  [A letter dated 4 Feb 1661, which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Dame Alix de Choiseul femme de Monseigneur Estienne d’Oyselet“ who died 1301 “Alias: 1303[549].  It is uncertain whether this entry refers to the wife of Etienne [IV].  The reference to “Monseigneur” suggests that the husband of the deceased may have been Seigneur d’Oiselay.  If that is correct, the epitaph could refer to the wife of Etienne [III].  Père Anselme says that Alix, wife of Etienne [III], died in 1303, presumably relying on the epitaph[550].]  Alix presumably died before Aug 1310, the date of her husband’s second marriage.  m (before 1302) as his first wife, ETIENNE [IV] d’Oiselay Seigneur de La Villeneuve, son of  --- ([1260/70]-4 Oct 1310).] 

 

2.         YOLANDE de Choiseul (-[Apr 1310, bur Morimond]).  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Yoland de Choiseul qui fut dame de Ricey et de Montferrant“ who died “1310 au mois d’avril[551].  Her husband has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, Yolande could have been another daughter of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul.  m --- Seigneur de Ricey et de Montferrant, son of ---. 

 

3.         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-after 20 Apr 1334).  It is unlikely that this person was Raynard de Choiseul Seigneur de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt (son of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul, see above) as neither Bourbonne nor Bazincourt are named in the sources quoted below.  He could have been an otherwise unrecorded son of Raynard Seigneur de Bourbonne (by his first wife) or of Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul.  He could also have been a descendant of Robert de Choiseul Seigneur de Traves.  Governor of Lille: “Renard de Choisuel, chevalier et gouverneur de Lille” swore allegiance to Philippe Comte de Valois, Regent of France by charter dated 22 Feb 1327 (O.S.)[552].  “Renard de Choiseul chevalier, gouverneur de Lille” is named in a charter dated 20 Apr 1334[553]

 

 

GAUTHIER de Choiseul, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his [second] wife Alix de Grancey (-1 Mar 1342, bur Morimond).  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[554].  Jean and his son Gauthier are named in a charter dated Jun 1336[555]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul is named in a charter dated 28 Oct 1337[556].  Père Anselme records that Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul confirmed donations to Morimond by charter dated 1341[557].  Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul is named in a charter dated 29 Nov 1341[558].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Gautier Sire de Choiseul chevalier” who died “1341 le 1er de mars” [presumably O.S.][559]

m --- (-[1343/49]).  The name of Gauthier’s wife has not been corroborated.  As discussed under the possible second wife of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul (see above), Grassot names “Alix de Nanteuil” as his wife without citing any source to support his statement[560].  If that identification is correct, Alix’s date of death must be misrecorded in her epitaph at Morimond (“Alix de Nanteuil Dame de Choiseul” who died in 1318[561]).  Poissonnier’s catalogue of Choiseul charters includes no document in which Gauthier’s wife is named.  The date of his wife’s death is fixed by a charter dated 18 Oct 1351 under which [her daughter] Jeannotte de Choiseul, nun at Rougemont, confirmed receipt of annual revenue from her brother Jean [III] Seigneur de Choiseul and gave a general receipt for all payments made for all past periods “depuis le décès de leur mère jusqu’à ce jour[562].  This indicates that their mother had died at least two years before the date of the charter, and suggests that Gauthier had predeceased her after which she had started paying annual revenue to her daughter.  This suggestion would be consistent with Gauthier’s wife being Alix de Nanteul, assuming that “1318” in the epitaph was an error for “1348”. 

Gauthier & his wife had four children: 

1.         JEAN [III] de Choiseul (-before 1361).  Seigneur de ChoiseulPère Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[563].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[564]

2.         HENRI de Choiseul (-before Jun 1361).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[565].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[566]

3.         GUY de Choiseul (-[14 Aug 1413/1418], bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Guy” as the son of Jean [III] de Choiseul and his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[567].  According to Père Anselme Guy was the brother of Gauthier[568], but this looks unlikely to be correct considering the estimated birth date of Guy’s wife.  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that Guy Seigneur de Choiseul divided “à cause de sa femme...la seigneurie de Montaiguillon” with “Miles de Noyers chevalier comte de Joigny et Jean de Noyers seigneur de Rimaucourt”, inherited from their parents, by charter dated 11 Jun 1361[569].  Père Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[570].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[571].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Monseigneur Guy de Choiseul chevalier et Madame Jeanne de Noyers sa femme Dame dudit Choiseul fille de feu le Conte Jehan de Joigny, niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont seigneur de Joinville“ [no dates of death][572].  According to Père Anselme, Guy died 9 Mar 1365[573].  The basis for this date has not been traced, but it is obviously incorrect as shown by the following charters.  Guy de Choiseul and Jeanne de Noyers his wife are named in charters dated 1390, 1 Jan 1393, 30 May 1399 and 3 Mar 1404 (N.S.)[574].  “Guy sire de Choiseul chevalier” acknowledged obligations by charter dated 14 Aug 1413[575]m (before 11 Jun 1361) JEANNE de Joigny, daughter of JEAN de Noyers Comte de Joigny & his first wife Jeanne de Joinville ([after 1344]-[3 Mar 1404/1407]).  Dubois names “Jeanne de Joigny” as the wife of Guy de Choiseul but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[576].  Père Anselme records that Guy Seigneur de Choiseul divided “à cause de sa femme...la seigneurie de Montaiguillon” with “Miles de Noyers chevalier comte de Joigny et Jean de Noyers seigneur de Rimaucourt”, inherited from their parents, by charter dated 11 Jun 1361[577].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Monseigneur Guy de Choiseul chevalier et Madame Jeanne de Noyers sa femme Dame dudit Choiseul fille de feu le Conte Jehan de Joigny, niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont seigneur de Joinville“ [no dates of death][578].  According to Père Anselme, Jeanne died 15 Oct 1374[579].  The basis for this date has not been traced, but the following sources show that it is incorrect.  Guy de Choiseul and Jeanne de Noyers his wife are named in charters dated 1390, 1 Jan 1393, 30 May 1399 and 3 Mar 1404 (N.S.)[580].  She died before 1407, the date of the charter in which her four children refer to her as deceased.  Guy & his wife had four children: 

a)         GAUCHER de Choiseul (-after 1407).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[581]

b)         AYME de Choiseul (-1425).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[582].  Seigneur de Montaiguillon: Amé de Choiseul Seigneur de Montaiguillon is named in charters dated 20 Jun 1412, 10 Sep 1412, 14 Jun 1414, and 1 Jan 1417 (N.S.)[583]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Aymé Seigneur de Choiseul is named as such for the first time in a charter dated 1418[584].  Dubois names “Amé de Choiseul, de Noyers et Montaiguillon, conseiller et chambellan de Jean duc de Bourgogne” as successor of Guy de Choiseul but does not specify his parentage, and adds that, as prisoner of the English near Calais, he requested the monks of Morimond to help him pay his ransom, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[585]m as her second husband, CLAUDE de Grancey Dame de Chassenay, widow of PHILIPPE de Chauvirey Seigneur de Bussières, daughter of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Courcelles et de Meursault & his wife Jeanne de Beaujeu-sur-Saône (-1439, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “madame Claude de Grancey...dame de Choiseul et de Chasseanuy et femme de feu messire Edme de Choiseul seigneur desdits lieux” who died 1439[586].  She married thirdly Jean de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Parise.  The primary sources which confirm her parentage and three marriages have not been identified.  Aymé & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Choiseul (-after 1474).  Dubois names “Jeanne de Choiseul, fille unique d’Amé”, adding that she “porta ces terres en mariage en 1420 à Etienne sire d’Anglure, chambellan de Henri roi d’Angleterre”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[587]Dame de Choiseulm firstly (1420) ETIENNE Seigneur d’Anglure, son of ---.  m secondly JEAN de Blaisy, son of --- (-before 10 Apr 1453).  m thirdly JACQUES de Louan, son of --- (-before 1462). 

c)         GERARD de Choiseul (-after 1411).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[588].  “Girard de Choiseul sire de Payns” swore homage by charter dated 1411[589].  Dubois states that “Girard de Choiseul, fils puîné de Guy et de Jeanne de Joigny” married Rolline, only daughter of “Guy II Seigneur de Clémont” and his wife “Marguerite de Vieuchâtel”, and was ancestor of the branch of Choiseul-Clémont” extinct in the 17th century, and other junior branches, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[590]m ROLLINE de Clefmont, daughter of GUY [II] Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Marguerite de Vieuchâtel.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT[591]

d)         ALIX de Choiseul (-after 1407).  Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[592]

4.         JEANNOTTE de Choiseul (-after 18 Oct 1351).  Nun at Rougemont.  Jeannotte de Choiseul, nun at Rougemont, confirmed receipt of annual revenue from her brother Jean [III] Seigneur de Choiseul and gave a general receipt for all payments made for all past periods “depuis le décès de leur mère jusqu’à ce jour”, by charter dated 18 Oct 1351[593]

 

 

 

F.      COMTES de CLEFMONT, SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT

 

 

 

1.         SIMON [II] de Clefmont (-after [1130])Comte de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m (before 1119) as her second husband, AGNES de Roucy, widow of GODEFROI [I] de Ribemont, daughter of EBLES [II] Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle of Apulia.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[594]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to another sister of "Wichardum de Rocheio et comitem Hugonem Cholet" as wife first of “mariti sui de Ribodimonte” and secondly of “domno de Claromonte in Basigneio[595].  Simon [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT GUICHARD de Clefmont (-[1147])The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[596]Comte de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m ([1136]) as first wife, BEATRIX de Vignory, daughter of GUY [IV] Seigneur de Vignory & his wife Alais --- (-after 1160).  She married secondly ([1148]) Guillaume de Tilchâtel.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  Robert Guiscard & his wife had children: 

i)          SIMON [III] de Clefmont (-4 Jul [1190])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny]. 

-         see below

ii)         [GUICHARD de Clefmont (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Clarimontis, Viscardus Clarimontis…” in De Barro[597].  Their adjacent names suggest that Guichard was closely related to the seigneur de Clefmont.  Maybe they were brothers.] 

 

 

SIMON [III] de Clefmont, son of ROBERT GUISCARD Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Beatrix de Vignory (-4 Jul [1190])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Clarimontis, Viscardus Clarimontis…” in De Barro[598]

m firstly (before 1162) AUVIS, daughter of --- (-after 1167).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly ([1170]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Champlitte, daughter of EUDES [I] "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-[1217/19]).  According to the charter dated Apr 1209, under which [her son] Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain, he inherited property “apud Firmitatem super Albam et in Nundinis Campaniæ quod est ex parte matris meæ[599]She married secondly ([1196]) as his first wife, Geoffroy de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. 

Simon [III] & his second wife had children: 

1.         SIMON [IV] de Clefmont (-Oct 1238).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[600].  “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain for “de Claromonte castello meo...vicecomitatum...de Montigniaco”, for property “apud Aigenillam” and for what “dominus Renerus de Nogento, dominus Haymo de Escoz, filii Girardi Ioitté et filii Haycii” had “in eadem villa”, and for three fiefs (1) “de hiz castello meo quod teneo ex parte patris mei”, (2) “apud Firmitatem super Albam et in Nundinis Campaniæ quod est ex parte matris meæ”, (3) “apud Vendoperam quod est ex parte uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Apr 1209[601].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[602]m firstly (before [1198]) ERMESENDE de Vendeuvre, daughter of HUGUES de Vendeuvre & his wife Heloise [de Chacenay] (-after 1224).  The testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], bequeathed property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[603].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[604].  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[605].  “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain for (among other properties) “apud Vendoperam quod est ex parte uxoris meæ” by charter dated Apr 1209[606].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[607]m secondly (before 1229) ISABELLE de Joinville, daughter of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his first wife Ermengarde de Montclair (-1268 or after).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "sa femme Ermengart, de son fils Geoffroy, de ses filles Isabelle et Béatrix", by charter dated 1216[608].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1235 under which "Simon sire de Clefmont" declared that his "beau-père Simon de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" granted dowry to "sa fille Elisabeth", by charter dated 1235[609].  "Elisabeth, veuve de Simon de Clefmont" donated property to Ecurey, with the consent of her children, for the soul of "son frère Geoffroy, enterré en cette abbaye", by charter dated 1242[610].  Simon [IV] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         SIMON [V] de Clefmont (-[1280]).  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[611].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[612].  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[613]Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m ([1235]) JEANNE von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON III Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-before 1286).  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[614].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Thicourt

-        SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT[615]

b)         EUDES de Clefmont (-[Jan 1247/Dec 1253]).  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[616].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[617].  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[618].  "Nobilis vir Odo de Claromonte miles" acknowledged that "Ermansam dominam quondam Clarimontis matrem suam" had donated harvest from Vandeuvre to Mores, by charter dated Jan 1246 (O.S.)[619]m JEANNE de Chocille, daughter of --- (-after Dec 1253).  "Jehanne de Chocille qui fus femme monseignor Odon de Clermont chevalier" confirmed that "li diz Odes de Clermont" had donated harvest to Mores, as his mother had done, by charter dated Dec 1253[620]

c)         JEAN de Clefmont (-after 1235).  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[621]

Simon [IV] & his second wife had children: 

d)         GUY de Clefmont .  "Jean de Thorote châtelain de Noyon et Anseau de Traînel maréchal de Champagne" declared that "Hugues chevalier vidame de Châlons et Gui de Clefmont chevalier" wished to maintain the agreement dated 1249 and requested "leur oncle sénéchal de Champagne…" to seal the act, by charter dated 5 Feb 1258[622]

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS

 

 

The location of Conflans, of which the following family were seigneurs, is uncertain.  The geographical area in which members of this family operated suggests that it was not the same place as Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (see the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY).  Until more information comes to light, the family is placed in the chapter dealing with the comtes de Reynel, as suggested by the marriage of Guy de Conflans with the daughter of Thibaut [I] Comte de Reynel.  Another Conflans with connections to Reynel was Conflans-sur-Lanterne, formerly called Conflans-en-Bassigny, in the present-day département of Haute-Saône about 20 kilometres north of Vesoul.  Although located within Franche-Comté, it was a prévôté of Bassigny-en-Barrois (like Reynel) and a fief of the duchy of Lorraine with an 11th century castle[623].  Another Conflans in southern Champagne is Conflans-sur-Seine, in the Marne département at the confluence of the rivers Seine and Aube, about 60 kilometres west of Ramerupt and 10 kilometres in a westerly direction from Baudement, although no castle has been identified at this location. 

 

 

1.         GUY de Conflans, son of --- (-1103 or after)m HILDEGARDE de Reynel, daughter of THIBAUT [I] Comte de Reynel & his [first] wife Ermentrude de Roucy/Ramerupt.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem et Hildegardem, matrem Ebali de Buxi et de Montforti" as children of "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello" & his wife Ermentrude[624]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Eldiardis, mater Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis, qui de filia imperatoris Hispanie habuit liberos utriusque sexus" as daughter of "Theobaldus comes de Rinnel"[625].  Guy & his wife had [seven or more] children: 

a)         EBLES .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ebali de Buxi et de Montforti" as son of "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello" & his wife Hildegarde[626]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis" as sons of "Eldiardis [filia Theobaldi comitis de Rinnel]"[627]m ---.  The name of Ebles's wife is not known.  Ebles & his wife had one child: 

i)          daughter The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the daughter of "Ebalus de Buxi" as wife of "Guidoni de Iunvilla, fratri comitis Tullensis" (who has not been traced), specifying that they had children of both sexes[628]m GUY de Joinville, son of ---. 

b)         BERTRAND .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis" as sons of "Eldiardis [filia Theobaldi comitis de Rinnel]"[629]m ---, daughter of --- of Spain.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the wife of "Bertranni comitis" as "filia imperatoris Hispanie", specifying that they had children of both sexes[630].  Bertrand & his wife had --- children: 

i)          children.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the wife of "Bertranni comitis" as "filia imperatoris Hispanie", specifying that they had children of both sexes[631]

c)         ROBERT de ConflansThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertus de Conflens, Wilelmus quoque agnomine Rofroidus" as brothers of "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis"[632]m ---.  The name of Robert's wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

i)          EBLES de ConflansThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ebalum videlicet eiusdem loci dominum et Bartholomeum clericum" as sons of "Robertus de Conflens"[633]

ii)         BARTHELEMY de ConflansThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Ebalum videlicet eiusdem loci dominum et Bartholomeum clericum" as sons of "Robertus de Conflens"[634]

d)         GUILLAUME [Rofroidus] .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Robertus de Conflens, Wilelmus quoque agnomine Rofroidus" as brothers of "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis"[635]

e)         BEATRIXThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Beatricem et alias" as sisters of "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis", specifying that Beatrix married firstly "Hugone de Monte-cornet" and secondly "Clarembaldum de Foro"[636]m firstly HUGUES de Montcornet, son of ---.  m secondly CLAREMBAUD de Faure, son of ---.  Beatrix & her first husband had two children:

i)          BARTHELEMY de Montcornet .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Bartholomeum Belvacensem episcopum et Nicholaum militem de Templo" as sons of "Hugone de Monte-cornet" & his wife Beatrix[637]Bishop of Beauvais 1161.  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica from Anchin records the death in 1161 of "Samson Remorum archiepiscopus”, the succession of “Henricus Belvacensis episcopus frater Ludowici regis Francorum”, and the succession as bishop of Beauvais of “Bartholomeus Remensis æcclesie archidiaconus[638]The Annales Sancti Dionysii Remenses record the appointment in 1162 of "Bartholomaeus Remensis archidiaconus" as "Belvacensis episcopus"[639]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1162 that "Bartholomeus natus de Montcornet in Ardenna" succeeded Henri "in episcopatu Belvacensi"[640]

ii)         NICHOLAS de MontcornetThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Bartholomeum Belvacensem episcopum et Nicholaum militem de Templo" as sons of "Hugone de Monte-cornet" & his wife Beatrix[641].  Knight Templar. 

Beatrix & her second husband had four children: 

iii)        ADELAIDE de Faure .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adeluidem Laudunensem vicedominam et Ebalum et Galerum et Elizabeth" as children of "Clarembaldum de Foro" & his wife Beatrix[642]m ---.  The name of Adelaide's husband is not known.  Adelaide & her husband had one child: 

(a)       daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the daughter of "Adeluidem Laudunensem vicedominam" as wife of "Radulfus de Ecri"[643]m RAOUL d’Ecry, son of ---. 

iv)       EBLES de FaureThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adeluidem Laudunensem vicedominam et Ebalum et Galerum et Elizabeth" as children of "Clarembaldum de Foro" & his wife Beatrix[644]

v)        GALERAN de FaureThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adeluidem Laudunensem vicedominam et Ebalum et Galerum et Elizabeth" as children of "Clarembaldum de Foro" & his wife Beatrix[645]

vi)       ELISABETH de FaureThe Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adeluidem Laudunensem vicedominam et Ebalum et Galerum et Elizabeth" as children of "Clarembaldum de Foro" & his wife Beatrix[646]

f)          daughters .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Beatricem et alias" as sisters of "Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis"[647]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-sur-AMANCE

 

 

La Ferté-sur-Amance is located in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, on the border with Haute-Saône, about 30 kilometres east of Langres and 15 kilometres south of Bourbonne-les-Bains. 

 

 

1.         GUY [I] de la Ferté-sur-AmanceSeigneur de La Ferté-sur-Amancem ALIX, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  Guy [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de la Ferté-sur-Amance (-after 1232).  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[648].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[649].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[650].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[651].  "Elisabeth mère de Gautier de Vignory" confirmed a donation to Montiérender made by the latter by charter dated 1232[652]m (before 1200) GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Vignory, son of BARTHELEMY Seigneur de Vignory & his wife Elvide de Brienne (-23 Nov [1228/29]). 

 

 

GUY [II] de Vignory, son of GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur de Vignory & his wife Isabelle de la Ferté-sur-Amance (-1247 or after).  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[653].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[654].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[655].  "Guido de Cangiense dominus Firmitatis super Amantiam" confirmed the donation to Molesme of “voeria Champignrie” made by "Galterus frater meus dominus Cangiensis" by charter dated 1231[656].  "Guiz de Vannorri sires de la Fertei sus Amance" mortgaged property "à Champaigné" to “prior Hervier de Varennes” by charter dated Nov 1239[657].  1247. 

m ALIX, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

Guy [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUTHIER de La Ferté-sur-Amance (-after Feb 1272).  Gautier de la Ferté-sur-Amance...et Jeannette femme dudit Gautier” confirmed having transferred “le village de Guyonvelle” to Thibaut V Comte de Champagne by charter dated Aug 1265[658]Gautiers sires de La-Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers” confirmed the donation made to Cherlieu abbey by “mes sires Guiz de Waugnonri sires de La Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers mes...peres”, with the consent of “Jehanne ma famme et de Guiot mon fil”, by charter dated Feb 1272[659]m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  “Gautiers sires de La-Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers” confirmed the donation made to Cherlieu abbey by “mes sires Guiz de Waugnonri sires de La Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers mes...peres”, with the consent of “Jehanne ma famme et de Guiot mon fil”, by charter dated Feb 1272[660].  Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY de La Ferté-sur-Amance (-[7 May 1290/1291])Gautiers sires de La-Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers” confirmed the donation made to Cherlieu abbey by “mes sires Guiz de Waugnonri sires de La Fertei sus Esmance chevaliers mes...peres”, with the consent of “Jehanne ma famme et de Guiot mon fil”, by charter dated Feb 1272[661]m ([1274/75]) ALIX de Choiseul, daughter of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Choiseul & his [first] wife Bartholomette [Alix] d’Aigremont (before Jan 1254-[Mar 1312/28 Aug 1335]).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[662].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Jan 1254 with the consent of “Bretremette sa femme et d’Alix sa fille[663].  This document suggests that Alix was Jean’s oldest child at that time.  Jean Seigneur de Choiseul sold “le moulin de Germaines” to Morimond, with the consent of “sa femme et de ses enfants Jean, Renier, Alix et Jeanne”, by charter dated Apr 1270[664].  Her marriage is indicated by the following documents: Pope Nicholas IV issued a dispensation 7 May 1290 for the marriage of “Guidone nato...Galteri de Firmitate super Amantiam” and “Aelide nata Johannis de Choyseul” who had three sons and one daughter not knowing of their 4o consanguinity, an earlier dispensation for the same couple dated 18 Dec 1288 recording that they had been married for 13 years[665].  “Alix de Choiseul dame de Laferté” issued a charter dated Mar 1312[666].  A charter dated 28 Aug 1335 names Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul and his sister Alix “dame de Laferté”, apparently deceased at the time, “pour cause de son partage de Choiseul et d’Aigremont[667].  Guy & his wife had four children: 

i)          three sons . 

ii)         daughter . 

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de NOGENT-LE-ROI

 

 

Nogent-le-Roi (en Bassigny) is located in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, about 10 kilometres south-east of Chaumont and the same distance north of Langres. 

 

 

1.         RENIER [I] de Nogent (-after 17 Mar 1066).  “Laici: Girardus Fontis Venne, Humbertus frater eius, Oddo de Monte Salvo, Aldo de Tile Castro, Hugo de Calvo monte, Rainerius de Norgenniaco” subscribed the charter dated 17 Mar 1066 which records a dispute between Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and “Constantius cognomento Rufinus” concerning wine sales[668]

 

2.         RENIER [II] de Nogent (-after [1101]).  Lacordaire notes that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[669].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[670].  The joint holding with Renier de Nogent (but not the latter’s relationship with Renier de Choiseul) is confirmed by the following document: “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, for the souls of “mee et conjugis mee Hermengardis”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[671]m ---.  If Lacordaire is correct, as noted above, that Renier [II] de Nogent was beau-frère” of Renier de Choiseul, Renier [II]’s wife may have been the sister of Renier de Choiseul[672].  The difficulty is that “beau-frère” could be the husband of his sister or the brother of his wife.  Renier & his wife had one child:

a)         BARTHELEMY de Nogent .  “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[673]

 

 

1.         GUY de Nogent (-after 1161).  Jolibois says that Renier [I] de Chaumont (whom he calls son of Hugues [II] de Chaumont without citing any primary source on which he bases this parentage) and Guy Seigneur de Nogent judged a dispute between the abbot of la Crête and “le chevalier Hugues de Bologne” by charter dated 1161[674]

 

2.         --- de Nogent (-after [1172]).  Seigneur de Nogent.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Nogenti…” in De Barro[675].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...dominus Nogenti …” in De Pruvino[676]

 

3.         ARTAUD de Nogent (-after 1179).  Chambellain de Champagne.  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Provins”, under Henri I Comte de Champagne, include “…Ertaus li chanbellains…[677].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Hertaudus camerarius Hodierna de Nogento…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[678]...Guillaume maréchal...Habran de Provins...Artaud chambrier, Milon de Provins...” witnessed the charter dated 1177 under which Henri Comte de Champagne denounced an agreement between Cheminon Notre-Dame and “les hommes du comte à Maurupt[679].  "Ertaldus comitis Henrici camerarius" donated production from “molendino de Villa Nova juxta Pontes” to Paraclet, with the support of “Hodierna uxor mea”, by charter dated 1179[680]m HODIERNE, daughter of --- (-after 1179).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Hertaudus camerarius Hodierna de Nogento…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[681].  "Ertaldus comitis Henrici camerarius" donated production from “molendino de Villa Nova juxta Pontes” to Paraclet, with the support of “Hodierna uxor mea”, by charter dated 1179[682]

 

4.         --- de Nogent (-after [1200/01]).  Seigneur de Nogent.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “…dominus de Nogento in Bassigniaco tenet Nogentum...” in Feoda Magna[683]

 

5.         BARTHELEMY de Nogent .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “Milo de Chaumont...Odo de Aspero Monte, Bartholomeus de Nogento de feodo de Coom…Rericus vicecomes...” in De Firmitate[684]

 

6.         RENIER de Nogent (-after Dec 1223).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renerus de Nogento…” in De Magnis Feodis[685].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renerus de Nogento…et habet in augmentum feodi sui feodo Nuilliaci et de Marsoil et tenet Charmarandes…” in De Calvo Monte[686]Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[687].  “Renerus dominus Nogenti” confirmed that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne had given him money to build “fortericia de Ageuilla” by charter dated Dec 1223[688].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...dominus Renerus de Nogento...apud Barrum super Albam...apud Erevium…” in Feoda Varia[689]m ---.  The name of Renier’s wife is not known.  Renier & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Nogent .  “Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[690]m (before Dec 1205) --- de Chaumont, son of JOSBERT de Chaumont & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

J.      COMTES de REYNEL

 

 

Reynel is situated in the canton of Andelot-Blancheville, arrondissement of Chaumont, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, north-east of the town of Chaumont.  Comtes de Reynel are recorded in primary sources between the early 11th and mid-12th centuries. 

 

 

1.         OLRY [Odulricus] [I] (-[1 Apr, 3 Sep, 7 Sep or 16 Sep] ----).  A charter dated to [1012/16] records the excommunication of "Odulricus comes" by Brunon de Roucy Bishop of Langres[691].  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "1 Apr" of "Oldericus comes", "3 Sep" of "Ulricus comites", "7 Sep" of "Urricus comes", and "16 Sep" of "Oldericus comes"[692], one of which probably relates to Olry [I]. 

 

2.         OLRY [II] (-[1 Apr, 3 Sep, 7 Sep or 16 Sep] ----).  "Rainardi comitis […juniore], Conradi comitis…comite Ricuino juniore" witnessed the charter of Brunon Bishop of Toul dated 1043 which confirms the foundation of the priory of Deuilly by "Galterius de Daguliaco cum…conjugis suæ Adilæ", another version of the same document being signed by "Valtheri comitis, Rainardi comitis, Odelrici comitis, alterius Odelrici comitis…"[693]The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "1 Apr" of "Oldericus comes", "3 Sep" of "Ulricus comites", "7 Sep" of "Urricus comes", and "16 Sep" of "Oldericus comes"[694], one of which probably relates to Olry [II]. 

 

3.         ARNOUL (-[31 Jul] 1074 or after).  1074.  Comte de ReynelThe Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "31 Jul" of "Arnulphus comes"[695]m --- de Fouvent, daughter of GERARD [II] Seigneur de Fouvent & his wife Gertrud ---.  Her origin, as maternal grandmother of "domno abbate Stephano", is stated in the Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon which names the abbot's parents as "patre Joffredo…consul [qui] a patre et avo consulibus originem duxit" and "matre…Arnulfi…consulis de Risnel filia, matrem habens…consulis Gerardi de Fonvenz filiam"[696].  Bouchard suggests that she may have been Gérard's known daughter Bertrada[697].  Arnoul & his wife had four children: 

a)         OLRY [III] de Reynel (-[1 Apr, 3 Sep, 7 Sep or 16 Sep] ----).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Reynelm ---.  The name of Olri's wife is not known.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "1 Apr" of "Oldericus comes", "3 Sep" of "Ulricus comites", "7 Sep" of "Urricus comes", and "16 Sep" of "Oldericus comes"[698], one of which probably relates to Olry [III].  Olri & his wife had two children: 

i)          THIBAUT [I] de Reynel (-before 21 Apr 1101).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Reynelm [firstly] ERMENTRUDE de Ramerupt, daughter of HILDUIN [IV] de Montdidier et de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Adelaide de Roucy (-1102 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ermentrudis" as fourth daughter of Hilduin Comte de Roucy and names her husband "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello"[699]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "tertiam…Hilduini comitis filiam Ermentrudem" as wife of "Theobaldus comes de Rinnel"[700].  [m secondly PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  "Teobaudus comes de Risnello" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "uxore sua Petronilla et filiis suis Hugone et Arnulfo" by charter dated to [1076/1100][701].  An alternative interpretation of this charter is that "Petronilla" was a copyist's error for "Ermentrude".]  Thibaut [I] & his [first] wife had four children:

(a)       HUGUES de Reynel (-before 1127).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem et Hildegardem, matrem Ebali de Buxi et de Montforti" as children of "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello" & his wife Ermentrude[702]Comte de Reynel

-         see below

(b)       ARNOUL de Reynel"Teobaudus comes de Risnello" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "uxore sua Petronilla et filiis suis Hugone et Arnulfo" by charter dated to [1076/1100][703]

(c)       [MENTIA] .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Laon. 

(d)       HILDEGARDE de Reynel .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem et Hildegardem, matrem Ebali de Buxi et de Montforti" as children of "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello" & his wife Ermentrude[704]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Eldiardis, mater Ebali de Buxi et Bertranni comitis, qui de filia imperatoris Hispanie habuit liberos utriusque sexus" as daughter of "Theobaldus comes de Rinnel"[705]m GUY de Conflans, son of --- (-1103 or after). 

ii)         [MATHILDE] Her parentage and marriage are indicated by reading together two charters which suggest the common inheritance of certain properties through the Reynel family.  Firstly, Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “terram itaque grangiæ de Haydoiz de trium villarum Temprouh, Brichenville, Allenville territoriis fundatæ” donated by “domino Hugone comite Rinelli et filiis eius Hernulfe et Hayrardo, et Hugone domino de Fischa assensu et laude uxoris suæ Bergerolæ, et domini Gaufridi de Jonivilla et uxoris suæ Felicitatis”, by charter dated 1158[706].  Secondly, Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “decimas de grangia dicta Haydoiz...pertinentes ad feodum de Brichenvilla...etiam...in territorio villæ Temprouh...et...in territorio villæ...Horcavallis et in territorio de Allenvilla” donated by [her sons] “Petris militis de Brisseio et Symonis fratris sui dominis de Burleinmont”, by undated charter[707].  The seigneurie de Bourlémont, held by her sons, may have been introduced into the Brixey family as her dowry.  m OLRY Comte de Brixey, son of HAIMON Comte de Brixey & his wife --- (-1102 or after). 

b)         GUY de Reynel .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Prior at Cluny. 

c)         ARNOUL de Reynel .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Monk at Verdun.  Pibon Bishop of Toul recalls donations made to Saint-Mansuy, among others those by "Arnoul chanoine de Verdun et Blanche dame de Joinville", with the consent of their heirs "Etienne clerc, le comte Renard et Roger son jeune frère", by charter dated 29 May 1103[708]

d)         BLANCHE de Reynel Her origin, as mother of "domno abbate Stephano", is deduced from the Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon which names the abbot's parents as "patre Joffredo…consul [qui] a patre et avo consulibus originem duxit" and "matre…Arnulfi…consulis de Risnel filia, matrem habens…consulis Gerardi de Fonvenz filiam"[709].  Pibon Bishop of Toul recalls donations made to Saint-Mansuy, among others those by "Arnoul chanoine de Verdun et Blanche dame de Joinville", with the consent of their heirs "Etienne clerc, le comte Renard et Roger son jeune frère", by charter dated 29 May 1103[710], which suggests that Blanche survived her son Geoffroy [II] Seigneur de Joinville (Renard and Roger, maybe also Etienne, being his sons).  m GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Joinville, son of ETIENNE de Vaux Seigneur de Joinville & his wife --- de Brienne (-[1080]). 

 

 

HUGUES de Reynel, son of THIBAUT Comte de Reynel & his [first] wife Ermentrude de Roucy/Ramerupt (-before 1127).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem et Hildegardem, matrem Ebali de Buxi et de Montforti" as children of "Theobaldo comiti de Rimnello" & his wife Ermentrude[711].  "Teobaudus comes de Risnello" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "uxore sua Petronilla et filiis suis Hugone et Arnulfo" by charter dated to [1076/1100][712]Comte de Reynel.  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “terram itaque grangiæ de Haydoiz de trium villarum Temprouh, Brichenville, Allenville territoriis fundatæ” donated by “domino Hugone comite Rinelli et filiis eius Hernulfe et Hayrardo, et Hugone domino de Fischa assensu et laude uxoris suæ Bergerolæ, et domini Gaufridi de Jonivilla et uxoris suæ Felicitatis”, by charter dated 1158[713]

m HADWIDE de Montreuil-Thiécourt, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

Hugues & his wife had four children: 

1.         ARNOUL de Reynel (-1172 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1125 or before] in which  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named, subscribed by "…Arnulfi Risnellensis, Airardi fratris eius"[714], read together with the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium which names "Aderardus filius Hugonis comitis de Risnello"[715]Comte de Reynel.  Seigneur de Reynel.  “Dominus Hugo de Fisca et dominus Arnulfus de Risnel assensu et voluntate uxorum suarum” donated “terram...circa Auedoiz” [Audeux] to the monks of La Crète, in the presence of “Jofridus de Joniville”, by charter dated 1158 witnessed by “...Airardus de Risnel...[716].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “terram itaque grangiæ de Haydoiz de trium villarum Temprouh, Brichenville, Allenville territoriis fundatæ” donated by “domino Hugone comite Rinelli et filiis eius Hernulfe et Hayrardo, et Hugone domino de Fischa assensu et laude uxoris suæ Bergerolæ, et domini Gaufridi de Jonivilla et uxoris suæ Felicitatis”, by charter dated 1158[717].  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to Mureau/La Crète, including “grangiam de Aydoyz in sicco pago Ornensi, de trium villarum Tempro...et Brichenville et Allenville territoriis fundatam” donated by “dominus Arnulfus de Risnel et filii eius Wyardus, Hugo...dominus Hugo de Fisca et uxor eius et filii eius, Hugo et uxor eius Hayvydis, Milo, Symon, Otto, Albricus...nepotes prædicti Hugonis, Hugo, Abertus, Ulricus, Symon, Petrus et soror eorum Aelydis et maritus eius Theodericus de Ribovilla...Hugo de Ru...Symon dominus de Borlenmont et sororius eius Hugo de Berfroymont et uxor eius Hayvydis et filii eius Simon, Lebaldus”, by charter dated 1172[718]The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...dominus Risnelli…Erardus Risnelli…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[719]m firstly HODIARDE de Pierrefitte, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly ANDELINE de Bordon, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Arnoul & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

a)         GUYARD de Reynel (-after 1189).  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to Mureau/La Crète, including “grangiam de Aydoyz in sicco pago Ornensi, de trium villarum Tempro...et Brichenville et Allenville territoriis fundatam” donated by “dominus Arnulfus de Risnel et filii eius Wyardus, Hugo...”, by charter dated 1172[720].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the sale of grangiam de Hauduis” by the abbey of La Crête with the consent of “Wiardi domini Reinelli et fratris eius Hugonis et Hugonis de Fisca domini...et Simonis domini de Bourleimont...” by charter dated 1180[721].  “Guiard seigneur de Reynel” donated use of pastures at “Mognéville” to Cheminon, with the consent of “Thibaut son fils”, by charter dated 1189[722]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name and parentage of Guyard’s wife has not been identified.  Guyard & his wife had children: 

i)          THIBAUTGuiard seigneur de Reynel” donated use of pastures at “Mognéville” to Cheminon, with the consent of “Thibaut son fils”, by charter dated 1189[723]

ii)         ISABELLE de Reynel .  [Libaldus dominus de Bofremont filius quondam domini Hugonis” acknowledged having received “villam...et...castrum...Chales” in fee from Thibaut Comte de Bar, with the consent of “Petrus filius meus et Isabella de Rinel uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1202, reproduced by vidimus dated 19 Jun 1360 at the request of “domini Huonis de Beffromont militis[724].  As in the cases of the charters dated 14 Nov 1157, 14 Sep 1168 and 30 Dec 1182, the common vidimus date raises suspicion regarding this document.]  Courcelles says that she was “Isabelle née comtesse de Risnel” but does not specify her precise parentage[725].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Liebaux sire de Boufraumont et sa femme Isabelle et Isabes leur fille damde d´Aigremont[726].  The charter dated Jul 1238, under which [her son] Huardus domicellus de Beffroymont et dominus de la Rolleye” [La Rouillie] confirmed donations to Flabémont abbey made by “patre meo Leobaudo”, was witnessed by “domini de Savilley [Sauville] avunculi mei...[727].  Assuming that “avunculi” in this document indicates maternal uncle, Huard’s mother was the sister of this unnamed Seigneur de Sauville.  m LIEBAUD [III] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his wife Hawide de Bourlémont (-after 1226). 

iii)        HADWIDE de Reynel (-before Jul 1238).  Dame de Gondrecourt.  m ([1188/90]) HUGUES Comte de Vaudémont, son of GERARD [II] Comte de Vaudémont & his first wife Gertrude de Joinville (-20 Apr or 4 May [1241/42], bur Belval).  

iv)       GAUTHIER de Reynel (-after 1264).  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gauthier’s wife has not been identified.  Gauthier & his wife had children: 

(a)       ALIX de Reynel (-before 1288)"Jean de Joinville", with the consent of "sa femme Alix de Reynel", confirmed donations made by "son beau-père Gautier de Reynel" to Benoîtevaux, by charter dated May 1262[728].  "Jean de Joinville", with the consent of "sa femme Alix et de ses fils Geoffroy et Jean", sold "la grange de Bailly..." to Ecurey abbey, by charter dated 19 Oct 1266[729].  Her date of death is established by the charter dated 1288 under which [her son] "Jean de Joinville s. de Reynel" reached agreement with “son père Jean s. de Joinville” concerning “la terre de Reynel qui lui était échu par la mort de sa mère[730]m (before May 1262) as his second wife, JEAN de Joinville Seigneur de Joinville, son of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] ([1224/25]-24 Dec 1317, bur Saint-Laurent de Joinville)

b)         HUGUES de Reynel (-before [1210/14]).  Pierre Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to Mureau/La Crète, including “grangiam de Aydoyz in sicco pago Ornensi, de trium villarum Tempro...et Brichenville et Allenville territoriis fundatam” donated by “dominus Arnulfus de Risnel et filii eius Wyardus, Hugo...”, by charter dated 1172[731].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the sale of grangiam de Hauduis” by the abbey of La Crête with the consent of “Wiardi domini Reinelli et fratris eius Hugonis et Hugonis de Fisca domini...et Simonis domini de Bourleimont...” by charter dated 1180[732]m GERTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after [1210/14]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1210/14] includes “...Jertrudis relicta Hugonis de Risnelli” in De Valle Rodigionis[733]Hugues & his wife had children: 

i)          ARNOUL de Reynel (-[1219/28])The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Arnulphus filius Hugonis de Resnel ligius de Ceris...” in De Barri super Albam[734]Seigneur de Pierrefitte.  m (1204/10) as her second husband, AGNES de Commercy, widow of BARTHELEMY de Cirey, daughter of SIMON [I] Seigneur de Broyes et de Commercy & his wife Nicole --- Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura (-after 1219)"Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[735].  The primary sources which confirm her two marriages have not been identified. 

-         SEIGNEURS de PIERREFITTE[736]

2.         BERNIER de Reynel .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

3.         THIBAUT de Reynel .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         ERARD de Reynel (-before 1162).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Aderardus filius Hugonis comitis de Risnello"[737]"Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], subscribed by "…Arnulfi Risnellensis, Airardi fratris eius"[738]Dominus Hugo de Fisca et dominus Arnulfus de Risnel assensu et voluntate uxorum suarum” donated “terram...circa Auedoiz” [Audeux] to the monks of La Crète, in the presence of “Jofridus de Joniville”, by charter dated 1158 witnessed by “...Airardus de Risnel...[739].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations made to La Crète, including “terram itaque grangiæ de Haydoiz de trium villarum Temprouh, Brichenville, Allenville territoriis fundatæ” donated by “domino Hugone comite Rinelli et filiis eius Hernulfe et Hayrardo, et Hugone domino de Fischa assensu et laude uxoris suæ Bergerolæ, et domini Gaufridi de Jonivilla et uxoris suæ Felicitatis”, by charter dated 1158[740]m ([1126]) ALIX de Maizey, daughter of ---. 

-        SEIGNEURS de SORCY[741]

 

 

1.         ARNOUL de Reynel (-before 1228).  Seigneur de Pierrefitte et de Cireym IDA de Brienne, daughter of ERARD [III] Seigneur de Brienne & his wife Agnes de Montbéliard [Montfaucon].  She is named as sister of Jean de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator) who also names her husband[742].  Arnoul & his wife had children: 

a)         MARGUERITE [Ida][743] de Reynel (-5 Jun [1254])The Lignages d'Outremer name "Marguerite, la niece dou rei Johan" as wife of "Bellin…seignor de Seete"[744].  She is named niece of Jean de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator), who also names her parents when he records her marriage[745].  Cousin of Yolande Queen of Jerusalem, it was alleged that Queen Yolande's husband Emperor Friedrich II King of Germany seduced Marguerite/Ida on their wedding night 9 Nov 1225[746].  She is named "la gentile dame de Sayete, dame Margarite" in the contract dated 1252 relating to the marriage of her son (see below)[747]The Chronicle of Amadi records the death 5 Jun, in 1254 from the context, of "Margarita dama de Saeto"[748]m (1228) BALIAN Garnier Lord of Sidon, Lord of Sayette, son of RENAUD Garnier Lord of Sidon & his second wife Helvis Ibelin of Nablus (-1240). 

 

 

 

K.      SEIGNEURS de SEXFONTAINES

 

 

In the early 12th century, the castle of Sexfontaines was under the vassalship of the bishops of Langres, as confirmed by the bull dated [1105] under which Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Saxonis Fontem...[749]

 

 

 

1.         --- de Sexfontaines (-[1172]).  Seigneur de SexfontainesThe Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis, dominus Sauxifontis…domina Saxifontis fecit…” in De Barro[750].  This wording suggests that the seigneur de Sexfontaines was absent, dead or dying, to explain his being represented by his wife.  m ---.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis, dominus Sauxifontis…domina Saxifontis fecit…” in De Barro[751].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...domina de Sessefonte ligia et castellum eius jurabile…” in De Feodis Barri super Albam[752].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simon de ---, domina de Seisso Fonte…” in De Magnis Feodis[753].  Two children: 

a)         SIMON de Sexfontaines (-after 1224).  [The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simon de ---, domina de Seisso Fonte…” in De Magnis Feodis[754].  The adjacent names suggests that “Simon de ---“ may have been Simon de Sexfontaines.]  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simonis de Saxofonte...” in De Barri super Albam[755].  A charter dated [25] Dec 1214 records that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared joint succession of sons of his vassals, with their consent, including “...Simonis de Saxofonte...” in the list of vassals[756].  “Simon de Sexfontaine”, excommunicated by Haimard Bishop of Soissons for supporting Erard de Brienne-Ramerupt against Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, declared that the punishment had been lifted by charter dated Jun 1220[757].  “Simon seigneur de Sexfontaines” acknowledged that he held “le château de Sexfontaines” from Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne by charter dated Dec 1220[758].  “...Simonis de Saxofonte...” confirmed the charter dated 1224 under which Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne regulated the succession of fiefs[759]

b)         HENRI de Sexfontaines .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Henricus de Saxofonte ligius propter fratrem suum, tali modo quod si duos habeat heredes, unus eorum ligius erit. Feodum est Riocort et domus de Calvo Monte…” in De Calvo Monte[760]

 

2.         SIMON de Sexfontaines (-before 1241)Symon de Saissefonteinne dominus de Jonvile” swore allegiance to “Otho dux Meranie comes palatinus Burgundie” for “chessamentum Jonvile et castellaniam”, naming “heredem de uxore mea qui fuit filia domini Guidonis de Jonvile”, by charter dated Feb 1230 (O.S.)[761]m (before Feb 1231) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Jonvelle, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Jonvelle & his wife --- (-after 1268).  Symon de Saissefonteinne dominus de Jonvile” swore allegiance to “Otho dux Meranie comes palatinus Burgundie” for “chessamentum Jonvile et castellaniam”, naming “heredem de uxore mea qui fuit filia domini Guidonis de Jonvile”, by charter dated Feb 1230 (O.S.)[762]Dodivers notes that Isabelle married secondly (1241) Thiébaut Seigneur de Neuchâtel[763], he says as his second wife which cannot be verified until it can be assessed whether this person was Thiébaut [II] or Thiébaut [III].  Isabel dame de Jonvile et Richard priors de Jonvile” issued a judgment against “Perrenes d’Anfonville”, committing that “mo signor Thébalt de Nouefchasteil signor de Jonvile” would consent, by charter dated early Jul 1250[764].  “Ysabeal dame de Jonville” swore allegiance to “Hugues comte palatin de Bourgoigne” for “Voisé” by charter dated 17 Jun 1263[765].  “Ysabels dame de Jonvile sor Sogne” accepted the decision of “Hugues cuens palatin et Aliz contesse palatine de Borgoigne” in a dispute between “moi...et mon si Symon de Sayssefontaine mon fil” and “Amey de Montbéliart segnor de Montfaucon...et son frère Thierri conte de Montbéliart” by charter dated 24 Jun 1263[766].  “Elisabeth domina Junciville” donated property to the priory of Villars-Saint-Marcellin, for the soul of “bone memorie matris nostre”, by charter dated Dec 1264[767].  Isabelle donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle”, by charter dated 1268[768]Simon & his wife had one child: 

a)         SIMON de Sexfontaines (-[5 Mar 1264/1265]).  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[769].  “Ysabels dame de Jonvile sor Sogne” accepted the decision of “Hugues cuens palatin et Aliz contesse palatine de Borgoigne” in a dispute between “moi...et mon si Symon de Sayssefontaine mon fil” and “Amey de Montbéliart segnor de Montfaucon...et son frère Thierri conte de Montbéliart” by charter dated 24 Jun 1263[770].  “Symons sires de Sassefonteine” accepted a fief “à Veruz” from “Hugues conte palatin de Borgoigne et...Alis...” by charter dated 24 5 Mar 1263 (O.S.)[771]m ([Jul 1255/Aug 1258]) as her first husband, AGNES de Choiseul, daughter of RAYNARD [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his second wife Alix de Dreux (-after Oct 1293).  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[772].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[773].  Considering that “le sire de Ray” was Jean’s brother-in-law, married to his sister Yolande de Choiseul, the wording of this charter suggests that Simon de Sexfontaines was another brother-in-law married to Agnes.  She married secondly (before 1268) Pierre Seigneur de La Fauche.  Isabelle [de Jonvelle] donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle [their stepfather]”, by charter dated 1268[774].  She married thirdly ([May 1270/Jul 1273]) Jacques Seigneur de Bayon.  Père Anselme records that Jacques Seigneur de Bayon and Agnes his wife granted property “à Levernois de la succession de Raynard de Choiseul, frère d’Agnes” to “Henry de Bayon leur fils” by charter dated Oct 1293[775].  Simon & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUY de Sexfontaines (-1296).  Isabelle [de Jonvelle] donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle [their stepfather]”, by charter dated 1268[776].  “Guido dominus Jonciville domicellus” donated property to the abbey of Saint-Vincent by charter dated 10 May 1289[777]

ii)         SIMON de Sexfontaines .  Isabelle [de Jonvelle] donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle [their stepfather]”, by charter dated 1268[778]

iii)        ELISABETH de Sexfontaines .  Isabelle [de Jonvelle] donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle [their stepfather]”, by charter dated 1268[779]

iv)       ALIX de Sexfontaines .  Isabelle [de Jonvelle] donated revenue “sur son four de Corre” to found anniversaries, with the consent of the children of her late son “Guy et Simon, Elisabeth et Alix”, in the presence of “Agnès leur mère, de Pierre de la Fauche leur oncle [their stepfather]”, by charter dated 1268[780]

 

3.         MATHILDE de Sexfontaines (-before Dec 1285).  “Girard [error for Erard?] et Guillaume frères seigneurs de Lézinnes” declared that “feue Marguerite reine de Navarre” had granted revenue to “Mahaut de Sexfontaines femme dudit Guillaume” on her marriage, returnable if she died childless, by charter dated Jan 1263 (O.S.)[781].  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the widow of Guillaume de Lézinnes and the second wife of Simon [III] Graf von Saarbrücken has not been identified (although the name, but not the family origin, of Simon’s wife’s first husband is confirmed in her testament quoted below).  “Simons cuens de Sarrebruche et sire de Comercey” donated property to Riéval for the anniversary of “nostre...compagne sa en arrierres...[qui] gist en laditte abbaye de Rievauls” by charter dated 20 Dec 1285[782].  The testament of “Mahaus [contesse de Sare]bruche et dame de Commercei”, dated May 1285, made charitable donations including “aus povres de Vile Hardewi“, requests payment of “ce je suis tenue à paier lou testament Willame mon mari”, and appoints “mon mari lou conte de Sarebruche...” as one of her executors[783]m firstly (before Jan 1264) GUILLAUME Seigneur de Lézinnes, son of GUILLAUME de Villehardouin Seigneur de Lézinnes et de Villy, Maréchal de Champagne & his wife Marguerite de Mello (-8 Nov 1264, bur Larivour).  m secondly ([1269]) as his second wife, SIMON [III] de Commercy Graf von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [II] Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-[1307/09]). 

 

 

 

L.      SEIGNEURS de VIGNORY

 

 

Vignory is situated in the present-day arrondissement of Chaumont, in the French département of Haute-Marne, and in early medieval times lay within the county of Bolenois. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL "Barbeta" de Vignory .  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[784]m ---.  The name of Raoul's wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY [I] de Vignory (-before 1040).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[785]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Ernest Petit suggests that Guy [I] married a daughter or sister of Roger, son of Richard Comte de Bassigny (see Part A of this chapter) to explain the transmission of the name Roger into the Vignory family[786].  Guy [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROGER [I] de Vignory (-before 1057).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[787].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[788].  "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "seniorum meorum Hugonis…Lingonicæ sedis episcopi atque comitis Raynaldi, Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…et uxoris meæ Mathildis…ac filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][789], charter dated to [1151/57] in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[790], which is inconsistent with the date of Roger’s second marriage.  "Rotgerius dominus castri...Wangionum rivus" replaced the canons installed by “patre suo Widone” at Saint-Etienne de Vignory by monks from Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated to before 1049[791]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "…Uxoris meæ Mathildis…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][792].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[793]m secondly ([1041/43], separated) as her third husband, AELIS de Bar-sur-Aube, widow firstly of RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais and secondly of RENARD Comte de Joigny, daughter of NOCHER [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife --- (-1053).  She married fourthly as his first wife, Raoul [III] Comte de Valois, du Vexin et d'Amiens.  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Archardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[794].  Roger [I] & his first wife had four children: 

(a)       GUY [II] "le Rouge" de Vignory (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][795]

-         see below

(b)       GERARD de Vignory .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][796].  [1050/52].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[797]m ---.  The name of Gérard's wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WARNER de Vignory .  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[798]

(c)       ROGER de Vignory .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32], the third son signing as "Rotgerii canonici" in the subscription[799].  Canon at Langres [1050/52]. 

(d)       [WANDALGER [Bruno] .  Abbot of Montier-en-Der [Montiérender] [1049]/[1081]. 

ii)         GERARD de Vignory (-before [1059]).  "…Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][800].  Archdeacon.  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[801]

 

 

GUY [II] "le Rouge" de Vignory, son of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Vignory & his first wife Mathilde --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[802].  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][803].  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[804].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[805]

m HILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[806].  "Dominorum castri [Wangionis]…Widonis et uxoris eius Hildegardis…" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][807]

Guy [II] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUY [III] de Vignory (-before 1126).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[808].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[809]Seigneur de Vignory.  "Wido de Wangionisrivis sororius eius" witnessed the charter dated [1100] under which "Odo Burgundie dux" donated property to the abbey of Molesme[810].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[811]m (after 1082) BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HENRI de Bourgogne [Capet] & his wife --- (-after [1111/12]).  "Odo dux Burgundie" confirmed a donation by "frater meus domnus Hugo" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "fratres mei Robertus archidiaconus, Henricus puer, Beatrix et Helia sorores mee" by charter dated to [1081/84][812].  "Odo dux Burgundie" donated the village of Marcenay to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "omnes eius fratres et sorores Robertus, Henricus, Beatrix, Helia" by charter dated to [1080/83][813].  "Beatrix soror Rotberti Lingonensis episcopi" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated [1085/1106][814].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][815].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[816].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[817].  "Domina Beatrix uxor domini Widonis de Wannulriaco" donated property to Molesme by charter dated [1111/12] which names "fratris sui Roberti Linguonensis episcopi"[818].  Guy [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROBERT de Vignory (-before 1125).  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][819].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[820].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[821]

b)         GUY [IV] de Vignory (-[1150]).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[822].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][823].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[824].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[825]Seigneur de Vignorym ALAIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1108/1147.  Guy [IV] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GUY [V] de Vignory (-1150).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[826]m TIPHAINE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1147.  Guy [V] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       BARTHELEMY de Vignory (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[827]Seigneur de Vignory

-         see below

ii)         BEATRIX de Vignory (-after 1160)The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly ([1136]) ROBERT GUICHARD Comte de Clefmont, son of SIMON [II] Comte de Clefmont [en Bassingy] & his wife Agnes de Roucy (-[Palestine 1147]).  m secondly ([1148]) GUILLAUME de Tilchâtel, son of ---.  1144/1152. 

iii)        [ROGER [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.] 

c)         ALDEARDE de Vignory (-after 1137)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Rogerus de Iovevilla Gaufridi filius" as "Guidonis sororem de Vangionis rivo"[828].  "Roger seigneur de Joinville et Geoffroy son fils", with the consent of "Audiard femme de Roger", renounced rights over the abbey of Saint-Urbain by charter dated 1132[829].  "Roger de Joinville, sa femme et Geoffroy leur fils" witnessed a charter dated 1137 under which Geoffroy Bishop of Châlons confirmed the foundation of the commanderie du Temple, at Ruetz by "Haton de Hatoncourt"[830]m (1110) ROGER de Joinville, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Hodierne de Courtenay (-1137). 

2.         ALBERT de Vignory .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[831]

3.         ANDRE .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         ARNOUL de Vignory .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[832]

5.         LAMBERT de Vignory (-23 Aug 1130).  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[833].  Archdeacon.  Bishop of Langres 1116. 

6.         ROGER de Vignory (-[1125]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Montier-en-Der 1097. 

 

 

BARTHELEMY de Vignory, son of GUY [V] de Vignory & his wife Tiphaine --- (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[834]Seigneur de Vignory

[m firstly --- de Coublant, daughter of ---.  This first marriage is suggested by the following document: “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” [son of Renier [I] Seigneur de Bourbonne] donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[835].  The wife of Frédéric de Bourbonne Seigneur de Coublant was heiress of Coublant.  The presence of “Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory” in this donation suggests that she shared the property donated, maybe as heiress of an earlier otherwise unrecorded deceased first wife of Barthélemy Seigneur de Vignory who would have been co-heiress of Coublant, maybe the sister of Frédéric’s wife.] 

m (before 1158) ELVIDE de Brienne, daughter of [GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][836].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1156. 

Barthélemy & his [first] wife had [one child]: 

1.         [ELISABETH de Vignory (-after 1179).  “Frédéric seigneur de Coublant” donated “la moitié du finage d’Acqueove” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “Guidonia son épouse à laquelle ce bien appartenait, de leurs fils Guy, Guillaume encore en bas âge, Itier et Foulques, et Elisabeth fille de Barthélemy de Vignory”, by charter dated 1179[837].] 

Barthélemy & his [second] wife had four children: 

2.         GUY [VI] de Vignory (-Acre 1191).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

3.         GAUTHIER [I] de Vignory (-23 Nov [1228/29]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Vignory.  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" by charter dated 1200[838]"Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[839]"Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[840].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[841].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[842]m (before 1200) ISABELLE de La Ferté-sur-Amance, daughter of GUY [I] Seigneur de La Ferté-sur-Amance & his wife Alix ---.  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[843].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[844].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[845].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[846].  "Elisabeth mère de Gautier de Vignory" confirmed a donation to Montiérender made by the latter by charter dated 1232[847].  Gauthier [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] de Vignory (before 1200-before Dec 1262).  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[848].  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[849].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[850].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[851]Seigneur de Vignory.  “Walterus dominus Gagionisrivi” confirmed that “Aelyz uxor mea condam comitissa de Guibor”, before her marriage had renounced any succession to “fratri suo Matheo duci Lotharingie et marchioni”, receiving in compensation “castrum de Ulmis” [Ormes], by charter dated Nov 1229[852].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][853].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" sold property to Clairvaux, with the agreement of "Berthe comtesse de Quiborch sa femme", by charter dated May 1235[854]m firstly --- de Possesse, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (before Nov 1229) as her second husband, ALIX [Bertha] de Lorraine, widow of WERNER Graf von Kyburg, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar (-[Apr/29 Sep] 1242, bur Clairlieu).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aaliz relictam comitis Kyburgensis sororem ducis Lotharingie Mathei" when recording her second marriage to "Galtherus de Vangionis Rivo…filius Galtherius"[855].  “Walterus dominus Gagionisrivi” confirmed that “Aelyz uxor mea condam comitissa de Guibor”, before her marriage had renounced any succession to “fratri suo Matheo duci Lotharingie et marchioni”, receiving in compensation “castrum de Ulmis” [Ormes], by charter dated Nov 1229[856].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][857]Berta domina de Ulmis uxor domini Gualteri de Wagnory” donated “molendinum...de Faloart” to “fratribus ecclesiæ Clari-loci”, with the consent of “Gualteri mariti mei domini de Wagnory”, by charter dated Aug 1240[858]"Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" made donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory for "Berte uxoris mee" by charter dated 1290[859]m thirdly MARIE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1252.  m fourthly (before Mar 1259) ISABELLE de Sancerre, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Sancerre (-after 1262).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Gauthier [II] & his [third] wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Vignory (-after 1303).  “Estienes fil dou noble baron Jehan, conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins et…Johanne fame doudit Estienne, fille çay en arieres Gauthier signour de Vaignorriz” mortgaged their property by charter dated 6 May 1263[860]Dame de Vignory.  1261/1304.  Vignory was inherited by her daughter Jeanne whose heirs eventually transmitted Vignory to the Seigneurs de Dampierre-Saint-Dizier.  “Jeanne de Vignorry veuve d’Etienne de Chalon” consented to the division of revenues held by her husband, retaining one third herself and agreeing that another third went to “Etienne de Chalon son fils”, by charter dated 1303[861]m (before Mar 1262) ETIENNE [I] de Salins "le Sourd" Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-la-Roche et de Montenot, son of JEAN I "l'Antique/le Sage" Seigneur de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (-1302).  "Estiene de Chalon sires de Waingnorii" made a declaration to the monks of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1290[862]

b)         GUY [II] de Vignory (-1247 or after).  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[863].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[864].  Seigneur de la Ferté-sur-Amance. 

-        SEIGNEURS de la FERTE-sur-AMANCE[865]

c)         GUILLAUME de Vignory (-[1222]).  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[866].  Canon at Langres. 

d)         MARGUERITE de Vignory (-after Dec 1227).  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[867].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[868].  1204/1213. 

e)         GERARD de Vignory .  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to "ecclesie beate Marie de Valle Scolarium", with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Galteri, Guidonis, Guillelmi, Gyrardi et Margarete filie sue”, by charter dated 1213[869].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" donated property "à Champignolle et Mundeville" to Saint-Etienne de Vignory, with the approval of “Isabelle femme de Gautier, de Gautier et Guy ses fils, et de Girard son autre fils”, by charter dated 1222[870].  "Galterius dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property "in domo de Chancort..." to Montiérender, with the consent of “uxor mea Isabel, Galterus, Guido, Girardus, Margarita pueri mei”, by charter dated Dec 1227[871].  Archdeacon at Langres 1237. 

4.         BEATRIX de Vignory (-[1201/Aug 1210])"Johannes comes Roceii et mater mea Elysabeth comitissa" confirmed the donations to Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne by "Henricus frater meus" on his deathbed and by "pater meus comes Wischardus…et frater meus Radulfus comes Roceii", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis", by charter dated 1196[872]"Beatrix vicecomitissa de Marolio" donated property to Saint-Martin d’Epernay, for the soul of “mariti mei Ioannis comitis”, by charter dated 1201[873].  "Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[874].  It has not yet been explained why Gauthier [I] de Vignory had two sisters named Beatrix.  m (before 1196) JEAN Comte de Roucy, son of GUISCARD Comte de Roucy & his wife Elisabeth de Mareuil Dame de Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne (-1200)

5.         BEATRIX de Vignory (-after 1228)Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1214, in which "Valterius dominus de Vagnoiri" witnessed the settlement of disputes between Cluny and "Jocerannum Grossum", at the request of "Joceranni Grossi nepotis mei"[875]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame d'Uxelles .  "Beatrix Grossa domina de Osellis" confirmed the settlement agreed between "dominus Jocerannus filius noster" and Cluny by charter dated Jul 1224[876]m firstly HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion et d'Uxelles, son of JOSSERAND [IV] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his wife Alix de Chalon (-before Apr 1214).  m secondly DALMAS de Semur Seigneur de Luzy, son of --- (-before 1226). 

 

 

 

 



[1] Petit, Vol. II, p. 432, citing Bibl. nat. Fonds français, 5996, Viguier, t. IV, p. 159, and Jolibois, E. (1858) La Haute-Marne ancienne et moderne, p. 68 ("no preview available" in Google Book, 9 Sep 2009). 

[2] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page viii, p. 439. 

[3] Grassot ‘Etude sur le Bassigny’ (Paris), p. 273. 

[4] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434. 

[5] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page viii, p. 441. 

[6] Longnon (1885), p. 94. 

[7] 'Obits mémorables tirés de nécrologes luxembourgeois, rémois et messins', Revue Mabillon VI (1910-1911), p. 274. 

[8] Yonne, Tome I, LXXVI, p. 146, Petit, Vol. II, p. 423, stating that these witnesses are named only in the charter as published in Gallia Christiana, t. IV, col. 138. 

[9] Cluny, Tome III, 2484, p. 562. 

[10] Petit, Vol. II, 687, p. 430. 

[11] Petit, Vol. II, p. 431. 

[12] ES III 730. 

[13] Chronique de Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, p. 195. 

[14] Petit, Vol. II, p. 432. 

[15] Petit, Vol. II, 687, p. 430. 

[16] Petit, Vol. II, 687, p. 430. 

[17] Chronique de Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, p. 195. 

[18] Petit, Vol. II, p. 432. 

[19] Flavigny 41, p. 105. 

[20] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, p. 49. 

[21] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 266, p. 56, in which compilation Aimon is referred to in the title as "Comte de Bolenois". 

[22] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 295, p. 78. 

[23] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 314, p. 94. 

[24] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 266, p. 56. 

[25] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 314, p. 94. 

[26] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 266, p. 56. 

[27] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 314, p. 94. 

[28] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 266, p. 56. 

[29] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 314, p. 94. 

[30] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 316, p. 97. 

[31] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 495. 

[32] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[33] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[34] ES XIII 74. 

[35] Gallia Christiana, Tome IV, Instrumenta, col. 168. 

[36] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[37] Hugo (1734), Tome I, Probationes, col. cccccxlvi. 

[38] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[39] Dom Villevieille (Passier), Tome I, p. 104. 

[40] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[41] Hugo (1734), Tome I, Probationes, col. cccccxlvi. 

[42] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[43] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[44] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[45] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[46] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[47] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[48] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[49] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[50] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Chronicon Lingonensis, fol. 97 and Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[51] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[52] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[53] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[54] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 154, citing “Bibl. nat., N. Acq. Lat. 2547, publié par Hlawitschka, E. (1963) Studien zur Aebtissinnenreihe von Remiremont (Saarbrücken)” (no page reference). 

[55] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 154. 

[56] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[57] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[58] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[59] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[60] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151 (no precise citation reference). 

[61] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 106-107”. 

[62] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 67”. 

[63] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[64] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[65] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151 (no precise citation reference). 

[66] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 497, 503. 

[67] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 155, footnote (15), citing “Bibl. nat., Coll. Moreau 822, fo. 47”. 

[68] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 497. 

[69] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 497. 

[70] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[71] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[72] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 106-107”. 

[73] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 5 H 6”. 

[74] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[75] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 30 H 1-2, 8 H 40”. 

[76] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[77] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[78] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[79] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 5 H 6”. 

[80] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[81] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 5 H 6”. 

[82] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[83] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., H 324”. 

[84] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151 (no precise citation reference). 

[85] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 55”. 

[86] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Bibl. nat. Cart. de Cherlieu”. 

[87] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[88] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 497. 

[89] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 497. 

[90] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 67”. 

[91] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153. 

[92] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), pp. 155, 157 (no citation references). 

[93] Albon (1913), CCCXCVI, p. 249. 

[94] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 155, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos., H 554”. 

[95] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 154, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 7”. 

[96] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 156, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos. H 601”. 

[97] Catalogue des actes des ducs de Lorraine, p. 179. 

[98] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), pp. 155, 157 (no citation references). 

[99] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 158. 

[100] Catalogue des actes des ducs de Lorraine, p. 179. 

[101] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 158, citing Pange, J. [error for “M.?] de Les Lorrains et la France (no page reference). 

[102] Catalogue des actes des ducs de Lorraine, p. 179. 

[103] Albon (1913), CCCXCVI, p. 249. 

[104] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 155, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos., H 554”. 

[105] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 154, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 7”. 

[106] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 23”. 

[107] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. ccccxxiii. 

[108] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 23”. 

[109] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 156, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos. H 601”. 

[110] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 156 (no citation reference). 

[111] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M. 27 H 1”. 

[112] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 158, citing “Bibl. de Bourbonne-les-Bains, Cartulaire-inventaire de Morimond”. 

[113] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. ccccxxiii. 

[114] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 159, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos., H. 341”. 

[115] Hugo (1734), Tome I, Probationes, col. cccccliv. 

[116] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1973), p. 159, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 50 et 29”. 

[117] Hugo (1734), Tome I, Probationes, col. cccccliv. 

[118] Calmet (1728), Tome II, Preuves, col. ccccxxiii. 

[119] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Bibl. nat. Cartulaire des comtes de Bar”. 

[120] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos. H 3122”. 

[121] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160 (no citation reference). 

[122] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. Haute-Saône, H 393”. 

[123] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Bibl. nat., Cartulaire de Saint-Martin-de-la-Glandière (Longueville-lès-Saint-Avold)”. 

[124] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos. H 3122”. 

[125] Metz Evêché, 152, p. 347. 

[126] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing Pagne, J. de Catalogue des actes de Ferry III duc de Lorraine (no page reference) [not yet consulted]. 

[127] Metz Evêché, 152, p. 347. 

[128] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing Pagne, J. de Catalogue des actes de Ferry III duc de Lorraine (no page reference) [not yet consulted]. 

[129] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. Meurthe-et-Mos. H 3122”. 

[130] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160. 

[131] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 107 et 37, Arch. Vosges, 21 H 1 fo. 8”. 

[132] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome IV, p. 130. 

[133] Dom Villevieille (Passier), Tome I, p. 105. 

[134] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), pp. 161-2, citing Pagne, J. de Catalogue des actes de Ferry III duc de Lorraine (no page reference) [not yet consulted]. 

[135] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 13, p. 475. 

[136] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162 (no citation reference). 

[137] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, pp. 455 and 456. 

[138] Petit, Vol. IV, 2553, p. 358. 

[139] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[140] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 248, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 104”

[141] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 111, p. 471. 

[142] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXIII. 

[143] Lacordaire (1883), p. 21. 

[144] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 456. 

[145] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[146] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[147] Lacordaire (1883), p. 25. 

[148] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, p. 474. 

[149] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 254-5. 

[150] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[151] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CCCXI, CCCXII, CCCXIV. 

[152] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 830 (no citation reference to the source). 

[153] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 253. 

[154] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 569-71. 

[155] Vallée (1984), Part 3, 6390, p. 40 (summary only of the original charter) (Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831, summarises this document differently). 

[156] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, Appendice, 2, p. 464. 

[157] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 830 (no citation reference to the source). 

[158] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CCCXI, CCCXII, CCCXIV. 

[159] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[160] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 90, citing “copie de cet acte due à M. l’avocat Descharmes, de Charleville, d’après l’original en sa possession”. 

[161] Viard ‘L’Ostrevant. Enquête sous Philippe VI de Valois’ (1921), p. 326. 

[162] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[163] Funck-Brentano (1899), p. 50 “Messires Grars de Sorel”. 

[164] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 90, citing “copie de cet acte due à M. l’avocat Descharmes, de Charleville, d’après l’original en sa possession”. 

[165] Barthélemy ‘Grandpré’ (1881), p. 399, citing “Arch. Nat. XIV 13, fo. 112”. 

[166] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831 (no citation reference provided). 

[167] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 91. 

[168] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 571, 575-80. 

[169] ES VII 157. 

[170] Fahne, A. (1866) Geschichte der Grafen jetzigen Fürsten zu Salm-Reifferscheid (Köln), Band I, p. 44, footnote 1). 

[171] Bertholet (1743), Tome VIII, Supplément aux pièces justificatives, pp. lxxxiv-v. 

[172] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[173] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[174] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 90, citing “copie de cet acte due à M. l’avocat Descharmes, de Charleville, d’après l’original en sa possession”. 

[175] Vallée (1984), Part 3, 6390, p. 40 (summary only of the original charter) (Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831, summarises this document differently). 

[176] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 91, citing “d’après des analyses fournies par M. Descharmes, sur les originaux en sa possession”. 

[177] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[178] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[179] Mons Sainte-Waudru, Tome II, DCCXLIV, p. 467.   

[180] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[181] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[182] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 90, citing “copie de cet acte due à M. l’avocat Descharmes, de Charleville, d’après l’original en sa possession”. 

[183] Vallée (1984), Part 3, 6390, p. 40 (summary only of the original charter) (Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831, summarises this document differently). 

[184] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 91, citing “d’après des analyses fournies par M. Descharmes, sur les originaux en sa possession”. 

[185] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[186] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 830 (no citation reference to the source). 

[187] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[188] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 90, citing “copie de cet acte due à M. l’avocat Descharmes, de Charleville, d’après l’original en sa possession”. 

[189] Vallée (1984), Part 3, 6390, p. 40 (summary only of the original charter) (Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831, summarises this document differently). 

[190] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 91, citing “d’après des analyses fournies par M. Descharmes, sur les originaux en sa possession”. 

[191] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 569-71. 

[192] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[193] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[194] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[195] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXV. 

[196] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 92, and Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXVII. 

[197] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXV. 

[198] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 254-5. 

[199] Petit, Vol. IX, p. 236. 

[200] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[201] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXV. 

[202] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 92, Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCXCI, and Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 572. 

[203] Devillers (1886), Tome III, DCCCCLXIX, p. 364. 

[204] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[205] ES XIII 83-4. 

[206] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[207] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[208] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXV. 

[209] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[210] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[211] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXXV. 

[212] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[213] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 571, 574-5. 

[214] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 578. 

[215] ES XIII 83, 85-90. 

[216] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 576, 578. 

[217] Poissonnier (1990), No. CCCLXX. 

[218] Lacordaire (1883), p. 12 (no citation reference). 

[219] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 354, footnote 1 continued from the previous page, quoting ‘Cart. de Molesme, Arch. de la Côte-dÒr’. 

[220] Lacordaire (1883), p. 12 (no citation reference). 

[221] Lacordaire (1883), pp. 12-13. 

[222] Lacordaire (1883), pp. 12-13. 

[223] Lacordaire (1883), pp. 12-13. 

[224] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 154, and (1972), p. 154. 

[225] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[226] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[227] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[228] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[229] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 154, and (1972), p. 154. 

[230] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, and (1972), p. 154, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[231] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[232] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[233] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Doubs, H 351 (Saint-Vincent)”. 

[234] Lacordaire (1883), p. 13. 

[235] Lacordaire (1883), p. 13. 

[236] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[237] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[238] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154. 

[239] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[240] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[241] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. Hte-Saône, H 417”. 

[242] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Doubs, H 351 (Saint-Vincent)”. 

[243] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[244] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Cartulaire de l’évêché de Langres, Bibl. nat., ms. lat. 5188”. 

[245] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[246] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[247] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. Hte-Saône, H 417”. 

[248] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[249] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Cartulaire de l’évêché de Langres, Bibl. nat., ms. lat. 5188”. 

[250] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[251] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157. 

[252] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cart. d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[253] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157 (no citation reference). 

[254] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M., F 658 et 2 G 564” [presumably the former is 1201, the latter 1202]. 

[255] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158 (no citation reference). 

[256] Wailly (1882) Villehardouin, XCIV, 409, p. 244. 

[257] Wailly (1882) Villehardouin, X, 48, p. 28, XXIV, 114, p. 64, XXX, 152, p. 85. 

[258] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158, citing “Arch. C.-d’Or, Cartulaire de Bèze”. 

[259] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158, citing “Cartulaire de l’évêché de Langres, Bibl. nat., ms. lat. 5188”. 

[260] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157 (no citation reference). 

[261] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M., F 658 et 2 G 564” [presumably the former is 1201, the latter 1202]. 

[262] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M., F 658 et 2 G 564” [presumably the former is 1201, the latter 1202]. 

[263] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M., F 658 et 2 G 564” [presumably the former is 1201, the latter 1202]. 

[264] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 157, citing “Arch. H.-M., F 658 et 2 G 564” [presumably the former is 1201, the latter 1202]. 

[265] Lacordaire ‘Bourbonne’ (1880), p. 170. 

[266] Petit, Vol. VIII, 2022, p. 271. 

[267] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158. 

[268] Lacordaire ‘Bourbonne’ (1880), p. 170. 

[269] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158 (no primary source citation). 

[270] Lacordaire ‘Bourbonne’ (1881), pp. 46-8. 

[271] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 158 (no primary source citation). 

[272] Petit, Vol. V, p. 392. 

[273] Petit, Vol. V, p. 434. 

[274] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[275] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[276] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[277] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[278] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Cartulaire de l’évêché de Langres, Bibl. nat., ms. lat. 5188”. 

[279] Jully-les-Nonnains, p. 37. 

[280] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 160, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[281] Jully-les-Nonnains, p. 37. 

[282] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[283] Petit, Vol. IV, 1428, p. 475. 

[284] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[285] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154, citing “Arch. Haute-Marne, 8 H 15 et 79”. 

[286] Longnon (1879), p. 147. 

[287] Lacordaire (1883), pp. 13-14. 

[288] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[289] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[290] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[291] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[292] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[293] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[294] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[295] Lacordaire (1883), p. 16. 

[296] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Cartulaire de Cherlieu, Bibl. nat. ms. lat. 10.973”. 

[297] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Cartulaire de Cherlieu, Bibl. nat. ms. lat. 10.973”. 

[298] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[299] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[300] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[301] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Cartulaire de Cherlieu, Bibl. nat. ms. lat. 10.973”. 

[302] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162 (no citation reference). 

[303] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), pp. 162-3, citing “Arch. H.-M., 30 H 4”. 

[304] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 15”. 

[305] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[306] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Cartulaire de Cherlieu, Bibl. nat. ms. lat. 10.973”. 

[307] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[308] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Cartulaire de Cherlieu, Bibl. nat. ms. lat. 10.973”. 

[309] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Arch. C.-d’Or, La Romagne, H 1238”. 

[310] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[311] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 161, citing “Arch. Vosges, XVIII H 28”. 

[312] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 154 (no citation reference). 

[313] Lacordaire (1883), pp. 13-14. 

[314] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162. 

[315] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 162, citing “Arch. Vosges, G 1620”. 

[316] Inventaire Sommaire - Vosges (1897), Archives ecclésiastiques, Tome II, G. 1620, p. 259. 

[317] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), pp. 162-3, citing “Arch. H.-M., 30 H 4”. 

[318] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 163, citing “Arch. M.-et-Mos., B 352”. 

[319] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 163 (no citation reference). 

[320] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 163, citing Dubois Histoire de l’abbaye de Morimond (no page citation, the reference has not been found in this book). 

[321] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 163. 

[322] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 274, p. 191. 

[323] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 344, p. 124. 

[324] Jolibois (1856), p. 16 (no citation reference). 

[325] Jolibois (1856), p. 16 (no citation reference). 

[326] Roussel (1875), p. 104 (no citation reference). 

[327] Jolibois (1856), p. 18 (no citation reference). 

[328] Jolibois (1856), p. 16 (no citation reference). 

[329] Jolibois (1856), p. 16 (no citation reference). 

[330] Jolibois (1856), p. 18 (no citation reference). 

[331] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[332] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome III, 360, p. 389. 

[333] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 29. 

[334] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 3ème Partie, p. 99. 

[335] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 110. 

[336] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 105. 

[337] Vignier (1894), Tome II, pp. 514-38. 

[338] Lillich (1998), Appendix I, p. 113. 

[339] Père Anselme, Tome IV, pp. 817-23. 

[340] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ Cahiers haut-marnais, Vol. 102 (1970), pp. 147-55, Vol. 105 (1971), pp. 143-55, Vol. 107 (1971), pp. 246-56, Vol. 110 (1972), pp. 154-63, Vol. 114 (1973), pp. 154-63. 

[341] Poissonnier (1990).  I am grateful to Bert M. Kamp for providing extracts from this book and discussing difficult aspects of the reconstruction of the Choiseul family. 

[342] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 254-5. 

[343] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, pp. 473-7. 

[344] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Chronicon Lingonensis, fol. 97 and Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[345] Lacordaire (1883), p. 12 (no citation reference). 

[346] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 354, footnote 1 continued from the previous page, quoting ‘Cart. de Molesme, Arch. de la Côte-dÒr’. 

[347] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 353. 

[348] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Chronicon Lingonensis, fol. 97 and Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[349] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Chronicon Lingonensis, fol. 97 and Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[350] Petit, Vol. I, 227, p. 502. 

[351] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[352] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[353] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[354] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[355] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[356] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[357] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[358] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[359] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[360] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 154, and (1972), p. 154. 

[361] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[362] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 55”. 

[363] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 153, citing “Bibl. nat. Cart. de Cherlieu”. 

[364] Gallia Christiana, Tome IV, col. 734. 

[365] Molesme, Tome I, p. 164. 

[366] Molesme (1864), p. 276. 

[367] Gallia Christiana, Tome IV, col. 734. 

[368] Laurent (1907), Tome I, p. 165. 

[369] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Chronicon Lingonensis, fol. 97 and Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[370] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 50, p. 460. 

[371] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 817, citing Extrait du Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[372] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 516. 

[373] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[374] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1970), p. 151, citing “Migne Patrologie latine “Bernardus”” (no precise citation reference). 

[375] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818. 

[376] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818. 

[377] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[378] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 517. 

[379] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818. 

[380] Petit, Vol. I, 237, p. 511. 

[381] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[382] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818, citing Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[383] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[384] Petit, Vol. I, 237, p. 511. 

[385] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818. 

[386] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome IV.1, p. 129. 

[387] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome IV.1, p. 129, footnote (b), and Tome V, 1129, p. 127 (summary only, which does not specify the relationship). 

[388] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[389] Petit, Vol. I, 237, p. 511. 

[390] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[391] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 146, citing Laurent Cartulaires de l’abbaye de Molesme, Tome II, no. 361. 

[392] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire du Chap. de Langres, Arch. H.-M., 2 G 921 et 2 G 714 (original)”. 

[393] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[394] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 146. 

[395] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire du Chap. de Langres, Arch. H.-M., 2 G 921 et 2 G 714 (original)”. 

[396] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[397] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[398] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818 (no citation reference to the source). 

[399] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire du Chap. de Langres, Arch. H.-M., 2 G 921 et 2 G 714 (original)”. 

[400] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818 (no citation reference to the source). 

[401] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818 (no citation reference to the source). 

[402] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818 (no citation reference to the source). 

[403] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818. 

[404] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[405] Père Anselme, Tome IV, pp. 818-9. 

[406] Petit, Vol. I, 237, p. 511. 

[407] Documents Vosges, Tome IV, p. 57. 

[408] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[409] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 110. 

[410] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 147, citing “Cartulaire de Luxeuil, Bibl. nat. Coll. Moreau, vol. 869”. 

[411] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818 (no citation reference to the source). 

[412] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire de Rangéval, Arch. M. et Mos., B 477”. 

[413] Finot (1886), pp. 80-1, quoting Archives de la Haute-Saône, H. 236. 

[414] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire du Chap. de Langres, Arch. H.-M., 2 G 921 et 2 G 714 (original)”. 

[415] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes I, 946, p. 359. 

[416] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[417] Viellard (1884), 329, p. 384. 

[418] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 818, citing Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Molesme

[419] Finot (1886), Pièces justificatives, XX, p. 234. 

[420] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome V, 1095, 1097, 1105, 1128-1130, pp. 120-1, 123, 127. 

[421] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[422] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 2432, p. 311. 

[423] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 151, citing “Arch. H.-Saône, H 509”. 

[424] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 152, citing “Arch. H.-Saône, 8 H 23”. 

[425] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 152, citing “Arch. H.-Saône, 8 H 11”. 

[426] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 145, citing “Arch. Aube, Cartulaire de Clairvaux”. 

[427] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 147, citing “Cartulaire de Luxeuil, Bibl. nat. Coll. Moreau, vol. 869”. 

[428] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[429] Grassot ‘Les seigneurs de Choiseul’ (1887), p. 409. 

[430] Finot (1886), Pièces justificatives, XV, p. 226. 

[431] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 148, citing “Cartulaire du Chap. de Langres, Arch. H.-M., 2 G 921 et 2 G 714 (original)”. 

[432] Finot (1886), Pièces justificatives, XVI, p. 228. 

[433] Viellard (1884), 329, p. 384. 

[434] Finot (1886), Pièces justificatives, XX, p. 234. 

[435] Finot (1886), Pièces justificatives, XXIV, p. 238. 

[436] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 100. 

[437] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 101. 

[438] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 852. 

[439] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 102. 

[440] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 152, citing “Arch. H.-Saône, 8 H 11”. 

[441] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 103. 

[442] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 105. 

[443] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 153, citing “Chevalier Histoire de Poligny, Preuves” (no volume or page reference).  This charter has not been found in either volume of Chevalier’s work

[444] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 20, p. 475. 

[445] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 103. 

[446] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[447] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 153, citing “Arch. H.-M., 8 H 79”

[448] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[449] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 72 (no citation reference). 

[450] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 72 (no citation reference). 

[451] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 72 (no citation reference). 

[452] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[453] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 105. 

[454] Inventaire Sommaire - Doubs série G (1903), Tome II, G. 1261, p. 25. 

[455] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[456] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 43, p. 477. 

[457] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, p. 116 (no citation reference). 

[458] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256

[459] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[460] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 43, p. 477. 

[461] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 526, and Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, LXXVII, p. xxxiii. 

[462] Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, LXII, p. xxv. 

[463] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 526, and Plancher (1741), Tome II, Preuves, LXXVII, p. xxxiii. 

[464] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[465] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[466] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[467] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 256 (no citation reference)

[468] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), Tome I, B. 425, p. 180.  

[469] Courcelles (1826), Vol. VI, p. 6. 

[470] Schoepflin (1772) Tome I, DCLXV, p. 468. 

[471] Delisle (1890), pp. 53-9. 

[472] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[473] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CLXV. 

[474] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 819 (no citation reference to the source). 

[475] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 253

[476] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 103. 

[477] Petit, Vol. IV, 2553, p. 358. 

[478] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[479] Guillaume (1757), Tome I, Preuves, p. 105. 

[480] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CVI, p. 103. 

[481] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[482] Petit, Vol. VI, p. 24. 

[483] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 111, p. 471. 

[484] Petit, Vol. VI, Pièces justificatives, 5318, p. 429. 

[485] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXIII. 

[486] Lacordaire (1883), p. 21. 

[487] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXXIV. 

[488] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 254-5. 

[489] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, pp. 455 and 456. 

[490] Petit, Vol. IV, 2553, p. 358. 

[491] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[492] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 248, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 104”

[493] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 111, p. 471. 

[494] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXIII. 

[495] Lacordaire (1883), p. 21. 

[496] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 27, p. 476. 

[497] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[498] Grassot ‘Les seigneurs de Choiseul’ (1887), p. 413. 

[499] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[500] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLVI. 

[501] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[502] Langlois (1886), Vol. I, 419, 2707, pp. 75, 451. 

[503] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCXCII. 

[504] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXLI. 

[505] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[506] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CLXXVI. 

[507] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[508] Lacordaire (1883), p. 21. 

[509] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXXV. 

[510] Lacordaire (1883), p. 25. 

[511] ‘Répertoire historique de la Haute-Marne’ (1899), Catalogue des Actes, p. 127. 

[512] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXXXVI. 

[513] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[514] Lacordaire (1883), p. 25. 

[515] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 252. 

[516] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 252, citing “Coll. de Lorraine, 188”. 

[517] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CCCVIII, CCCIX, CCCX. 

[518] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[519] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[520] Répertoire historique de la Haute-Marne (1899), Catalogue des Actes, p. 127. 

[521] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 253

[522] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 253

[523] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[524] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[525] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[526] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[527] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 255, citing Poull, G. Les sires de Bourlemont, no page reference [not yet consulted]. 

[528] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[529] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCLXXX. 

[530] Lacordaire (1883), p. 25. 

[531] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXXXVII. 

[532] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 254. 

[533] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[534] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821. 

[535] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXXXVII. 

[536] Vallée (1984), J 71, nr. 3906 (summary only of the original charter). 

[537] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[538] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 28, p. 476. 

[539] ES III.3 434. 

[540] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 374. 

[541] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 820 (no citation reference to the source). 

[542] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 255. 

[543] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 254. 

[544] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 820 (no citation reference to the source). 

[545] Inventaire sommaire des archives du Doubs, Tome 3 (1895), B. 2790, p. 270.  

[546] ES III.3 428. 

[547] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 255. 

[548] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 820 (no citation reference to the source). 

[549] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 254. 

[550] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 820 (no citation reference to the source). 

[551] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 254. 

[552] Brun-Lavanne (1842), p. 351. 

[553] Inventaire analytique et chronologique des archives hospitalières de la ville de Lille (1871), 218, p. 20. 

[554] Répertoire historique de la Haute-Marne (1899), Catalogue des Actes, p. 127. 

[555] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXXXVI. 

[556] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXLIV. 

[557] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[558] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXLVIII. 

[559] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[560] Grassot ‘Les seigneurs de Choiseul’ (1887), p. 413. 

[561] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, p. 255. 

[562] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCLI. 

[563] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[564] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCLVI. 

[565] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[566] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCLVI. 

[567] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[568] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[569] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[570] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[571] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCLVI. 

[572] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 253-4. 

[573] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[574] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CCCLXXXVI, CCLXXIX, CCCLXXXVIII, CCCXCVI. 

[575] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CDVIII. 

[576] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[577] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 821 (no citation reference to the source). 

[578] Le Cabinet Historique, Tome X (1864), Maison de Choiseul, pp. 253-4. 

[579] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 822 (no citation reference to the source). 

[580] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CCCLXXXVI, CCLXXIX, CCCLXXXVIII, CCCXCVI. 

[581] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CD. 

[582] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CD. 

[583] Poissonnier (1990), nrs. CDVI, CDVII, CDX, CDXI, CDXII. 

[584] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CDXIIbis. 

[585] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[586] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, p. 474. 

[587] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[588] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CD. 

[589] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CDV. 

[590] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 457. 

[591] ES XIII 75. 

[592] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CD. 

[593] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCLI. 

[594] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 13, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[595] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1119, MGH SS XXIII, p. 823. 

[596] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 13, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[597] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[598] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[599] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 37. 

[600] Mores, 48, p. 70. 

[601] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 37. 

[602] Mores, 84, p. 85. 

[603] Montiéramey 90, p. 120. 

[604] Mores, 45, p. 69. 

[605] Mores, 48, p. 70. 

[606] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 37. 

[607] Mores, 84, p. 85. 

[608] Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 178, p. 282, citing Cart. de Clairvaux, Elemosinæ, p. 82, and ed. Champollion-Figeac, I, 618. 

[609] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 290, p. 308, citing analyse, Bibl. nat., lat. 17048, p. 522, d'après le cart. d'Ecurey. 

[610] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 305, p. 311, citing analayse, Bibl. nat. lat. 17048, p. 523, d'après le cart. d'Ecurey. 

[611] Mores, 48, p. 70. 

[612] Mores, 84, p. 85. 

[613] Mores, 98, p. 90. 

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

[615] ES XI 145. 

[616] Mores, 48, p. 70. 

[617] Mores, 84, p. 85. 

[618] Mores, 98, p. 90. 

[619] Mores, 107, p. 94. 

[620] Mores, 116, p. 97. 

[621] Mores, 98, p. 90. 

[622] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 373, p. 325, citing Eltester and Goerz, Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte…Coblenz und Trier, III, 1386, no. 1000. 

[623] Jean-François Pierson, in private emails to the author in June/July 2015.  

[624] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[625] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[626] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[627] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[628] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[629] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[630] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[631] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[632] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[633] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[634] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[635] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[636] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[637] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[638] Sigeberti Continuatio auctarium Aquicinense 1161, MGH SS VI, p. 397. 

[639] Annales S. Dionysii Remenses, MGH SS XIII, p. 83. 

[640] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1162, MGH SS XXIII, p. 846. 

[641] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[642] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[643] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[644] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[645] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[646] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[647] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[648] Vignory Saint-Etienne VII, p. 40. 

[649] Vignory Saint-Etienne 79, p. 208. 

[650] Vignory Saint-Etienne 92, p. 214. 

[651] Vignory Saint-Etienne 102, p. 221. 

[652] Vignory Saint-Etienne 122, p. 232. 

[653] Vignory Saint-Etienne 79, p. 208. 

[654] Vignory Saint-Etienne 92, p. 214. 

[655] Vignory Saint-Etienne 102, p. 221. 

[656] Vignory Saint-Etienne 112, p. 227. 

[657] Vignory Saint-Etienne 144, p. 246. 

[658] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome VI, 3372, p. 14. 

[659] Glessgen (2016), chHS061, consulted at <http://www.rose.uzh.ch/docling/charte.php?c=4&o=5&t=945> (3 Mar 2017). 

[660] Glessgen (2016), chHS061. 

[661] Glessgen (2016), chHS061. 

[662] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 13, p. 455. 

[663] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLVI. 

[664] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1971), p. 249, citing “Arch. H.-M. 8 H 52”

[665] Langlois (1886), Vol. I, 419, 2707, pp. 75, 451. 

[666] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCXCII. 

[667] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CCCXLI. 

[668] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 344, p. 124. 

[669] Lacordaire (1883), p. 12 (no citation reference). 

[670] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 354, footnote 1 continued from the previous page, quoting ‘Cart. de Molesme, Arch. de la Côte-dÒr’. 

[671] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 353, footnote 1. 

[672] Lacordaire (1883), p. 12 (no citation reference). 

[673] Bonvallet ‘Les fiefs de Coiffy’ (1884), p. 353, footnote 1. 

[674] Jolibois (1856), p. 18 (no citation reference). 

[675] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[676] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 53. 

[677] Longnon (1879), p. 12. 

[678] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 72. 

[679] Cheminon Notre-Dame, p. 54. 

[680] Paraclet, 64, p. 83. 

[681] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 72. 

[682] Paraclet, 64, p. 83. 

[683] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 2ème Partie, p. 91. 

[684] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 105. 

[685] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 110. 

[686] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 109. 

[687] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 29. 

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

[689] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 6ème Partie, p. 174. 

[690] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 29. 

[691] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Vol. II, 250, p. 45, referred to by the editor as Comte d'Ornois et Seigneur de Reynel. 

[692] Mavot 'L'obituaire de Saint-Mansuy-lès-Toul' (1929), pp. 47 and 48. 

[693] Calmet (1748), Tome II, Preuves, col. cclxxii. 

[694] Mavot 'L'obituaire de Saint-Mansuy-lès-Toul' (1929), pp. 47 and 48. 

[695] Mavot 'L'obituaire de Saint-Mansuy-lès-Toul' (1928), p. 280. 

[696] Chronique de Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, pp. 380-1. 

[697] Bouchard (1987), p. 286. 

[698] Mavot 'L'obituaire de Saint-Mansuy-lès-Toul' (1929), pp. 47 and 48. 

[699] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[700] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[701] Molesme, Tome II, 82, p. 87. 

[702] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[703] Molesme, Tome II, 82, p. 87. 

[704] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[705] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 16, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[706] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 3 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[707] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 7 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[708] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 15, p. 245, citing Bibl. nat. Coll. Duchesne, vol. 20 f. 35 r. 

[709] Chronique de Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, pp. 380-1. 

[710] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 15, p. 245, citing Bibl. nat. Coll. Duchesne, vol. 20 f. 35 r. 

[711] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[712] Molesme, Tome II, 82, p. 87. 

[713] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 3 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[714] Montiérender 72, p. 197. 

[715] Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium 32, MGH SS VIII, p. 512. 

[716] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 1 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[717] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 3 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[718] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 13 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[719] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 13. 

[720] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 13 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[721] Hugo (1736), Tome II, Probationes, col. clxv. 

[722] Cheminon Notre-Dame, p. 65. 

[723] Cheminon Notre-Dame, p. 65. 

[724] Documents Vosges, Tome IV, p. 345. 

[725] Courcelles (1826), Vol. VI, p. 5. 

[726] Dubois (1852), Notes et pièces justificatives, page 112, 13, p. 475. 

[727] Documents Vosges, Tome IV, p. 60. 

[728] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 400, p. 331, citing ed. Bouillevaux, Notice sur Benoîtevaux, p. 28. 

[729] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 446, p. 341, citing Arch. de la Meuse, Abbaye d’Ecurey

[730] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 577, p. 373. 

[731] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 13 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[732] Hugo (1736), Tome II, Probationes, col. clxv. 

[733] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 5ème Partie, p. 112. 

[734] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 106. 

[735] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Broyes et Châteauvillain, Preuves, p. 23. 

[736] ES VII 4. 

[737] Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium 32, MGH SS VIII, p. 512. 

[738] Montiérender 72, p. 197. 

[739] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 1 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[740] Documents Vosges, Tome V, p. 3 (in second part of the book from 375/442). 

[741] ES VII 4. 

[742] William of Tyre Continuator, XXXII.III, p. 332. 

[743] ES III 673. 

[744] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXXIII, p. 71. 

[745] William of Tyre Continuator, XXXII.III, p. 332. 

[746] Runciman (1952/1978), Vol. 3, p. 176, and Rüdt-Collenberg (1979), p. 134. 

[747] Chartes d'Arménie, XX, p. 146. 

[748] Amadi, p. 203. 

[749] Gallia Christiana, Tome IV, Instrumenta, XXVIII, col. 153. 

[750] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[751] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 3. 

[752] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 2ème Partie, p. 77. 

[753] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 110. 

[754] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 110. 

[755] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 106. 

[756] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 55. 

[757] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome V, 1278, p. 156. 

[758] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome V, 1303, p. 161. 

[759] Martène & Durand (1717) Thesaurus novus anecdotorum, Tome I, col. 919. 

[760] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 109. 

[761] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), XIX, p. 21. 

[762] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), XIX, p. 21. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[769] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CLXV. 

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

[771] Mémoires Franche-Comté VIII (1908), CLXXVIII, p. 154. 

[772] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CXLIV. 

[773] Poissonnier (1990), nr. CLXV. 

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

[775] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 819 (no citation reference to the source). 

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

[777] Coudriet & Châtelet (1864), Preuves, p. 498. 

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

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

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

[781] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome VI, 3327, p. 5. 

[782] Hugo (1736), Tome II, Probationes, col. ccccxvi. 

[783] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 247, p. 173.  

[784] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[785] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[786] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434. 

[787] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[788] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1037, MGH SS XXIII, p. 786. 

[789] Vignory Saint-Etienne, IV, p. 34. 

[790] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 332, p. 111. 

[791] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 329, p. 110. 

[792] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[793] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1037, MGH SS XXIII, p. 786. 

[794] Acta Sanctorum, September VIII, p. 720. 

[795] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[796] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[797] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 394, p. 171. 

[798] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 394, p. 171. 

[799] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[800] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[801] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 340, p. 119. 

[802] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[803] Vignory Saint-Etienne IV, p. 34. 

[804] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 340, p. 119. 

[805] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 355, p. 134. 

[806] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 355, p. 134. 

[807] Vignory Saint-Etienne V, p. 38. 

[808] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[809] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 355, p. 134. 

[810] Molesme, Tome II, 10, p. 18. 

[811] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 424, p. 200. 

[812] Molesme, Tome II, 6, p. 12. 

[813] Molesme, Tome II, 12, p. 19. 

[814] Molesme, Tome II, 103, p. 107. 

[815] Vignory Saint-Etienne V, p. 38. 

[816] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 394, p. 171. 

[817] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 424, p. 200. 

[818] Molesme, Tome II, 220, p. 204. 

[819] Vignory Saint-Etienne V, p. 38. 

[820] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 394, p. 171. 

[821] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 424, p. 200. 

[822] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[823] Vignory Saint-Etienne V, p. 38. 

[824] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 394, p. 171. 

[825] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 424, p. 200. 

[826] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[827] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[828] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1107, MGH SS XXIII, p. 818. 

[829] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 24, p. 247, citing Bibl. nat. Coll. Moreau, vol. 55, p. 139. 

[830] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 26, p. 247, citing a mention in Jolibois, La Haute-Marne, p. 474, v. Ruetz, d'après une copie. 

[831] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 355, p. 134. 

[832] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 355, p. 134. 

[833] Dijon Saint-Bénigne, Tome II, 424, p. 200. 

[834] Petit, Vol. II, p. 434, quoting Bibl. de Troyes, ms. 1558, fol. 47 vo

[835] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[836] Jully-les-Nonnains [1150], p. 16. 

[837] Faget de Casteljau ‘Choiseul’ (1972), p. 156, citing “Arch. H.-M., Cartl d’Auberive 1 H 3”. 

[838] Vignory Saint-Etienne VII, p. 40. 

[839] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 355. 

[840] Vignory Saint-Etienne 79, p. 208. 

[841] Vignory Saint-Etienne 92, p. 214. 

[842] Vignory Saint-Etienne 102, p. 221. 

[843] Vignory Saint-Etienne VII, p. 40. 

[844] Vignory Saint-Etienne 79, p. 208. 

[845] Vignory Saint-Etienne 92, p. 214. 

[846] Vignory Saint-Etienne 102, p. 221. 

[847] Vignory Saint-Etienne 122, p. 232. 

[848] Vignory Saint-Etienne VII, p. 40. 

[849] Vignory Saint-Etienne 79, p. 208. 

[850] Vignory Saint-Etienne 92, p. 214. 

[851] Vignory Saint-Etienne 102, p. 221. 

[852] Le Mercier de Morière (1893), Pièces justificatives, XIII, p. 262. 

[853] Clairvaux (1928), 1230, p. 67. 

[854] Clairvaux (1928), 1320, p. 158. 

[855] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1229, MGH SS XXIII, p. 926. 

[856] Le Mercier de Morière (1893), Pièces justificatives, XIII, p. 262. 

[857] Clairvaux (1928), 1230, p. 67.