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PORCieN, RETHEL, grandpre

 

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Chapter 1.                PORCIEN. 2

A.         COMTES de PORCIEN.. 2

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-PORCIEN (GRANDPRE) 5

C.        COMTES de PORCIEN (CHÂTILLON) 9

D.        COMTES de PORCIEN (CROY) 22

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in PORCIEN. 23

A.         SEIGNEURS de LOR.. 24

Chapter 3.                RETHEL. 26

A.         COMTES d'OMONT, COMTES de RETHEL. 26

B.         COMTES de RETHEL, CHÂTELAINS de VITRY.. 37

Chapter 4.                NOBILITY in RETHEL. 55

A.         SEIGNEURS de HIERGES, CHÂTELAINS de BOUILLON.. 55

B.         SEIGNEURS de NEUFCHÂTEL [en Ardenne] 64

C.        SEIGNEURS de RESSON.. 66

D.        SEIGNEURS de ROZOY.. 67

E.         SEIGNEURS de SEDAN.. 77

F.         DUCS de BOUILLON.. 79

Chapter 5.                GRANDPRE. 84

A.         COMTES de GRANDPRE.. 84

B.         SEIGNEURS de HANS.. 92

 

 

 

This document sets out the nobility in the north-east of the county of Champagne, in the counties of Porcien, Rethel and Grandpré in the present-day French département of Ardennes. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    PORCIEN

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de PORCIEN

 

 

The county of Porcien was located north of the county of Rethel in the present-day French département of Ardennes.  It evolved in the pagus Portianus, also called Portensis and Portuensis, within the diocese of Reims, co-terminous with the ecclesiastical doyennés of Saint-Germainmont, Châtelet, Justine, Launoy and Rumigny[1].  References to the county of Porcien have been found in primary sources from the mid-10th to the late 11th centuries, when the county passed by marriage to the comtes de Grandpré.  It was later acquired by a branch of the seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne. 

 

 

1.         HUCBALD (-after 870).  Comte de PorcienThe Chronicon Maceriense records in 870 that "Hucbaldus comes Porcensis" attacked "Garlaschum", the preceding passage recording that "Garlaschus miles" had usurped "comitatum Castriensem" by force in 860[2]m ---.  The name of Hucbald’s wife is not known.  Hucbald & his wife had one child: 

a)         FREDERIC .  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 900 that "Herlebaldus" [Erlebold Comte de Castres] defeated "Fredericum Hucbaldi filium" at "Warcum"[3]

 

2.         MANASSES (-after 925).  Comte de PorcienThe Chronicon Maceriense records in 925 that "Manasses Porcensis, Marcus Dulcomensis et Guarinus Castriencis" defeated "cum Reginaldo Rociensi Normannos apud Calvum montem"[4]

 

3.         ETIENNE (-after [956])Comte de PorcienEtienne and his wife Frédévide founded the priory of Thin le Moutier at Porcien[5].  Etienne built the castle of Mirwart (in Ivois), and donated property to the abbey of Chauvency (near Montmédy) after he became paralysed[6].  It is suggested that this means that he invaded the county of Ivois, displaced Comte Raoul [II] and installed himself as Comte d'Ivois.  The Miracula Sancti Huberti record that "comes Stephanus" donated part of Chauvency ("Calvenciaco") to Saint-Hubert, dated to [955][7]m FREDEVIDE, daughter of ---.  Etienne and his wife Frédévide founded the priory of Thin le Moutier at Porcien[8]

 

4.         ROGER de Porcien (-[1053/56])Comte de PorcienA charter dated 1053 records land “in villa sancti Remigiii”, in the possession of "cuiusdam vicedomini Remensis…Manasses Calvus, nepos Vidonis archipresulis", and his subsequent donation to the church, subscribed by “Manassæ comitis, Rogeri comitis, Rainoldi Suessionici comitis, Vidonis militis[, Iofridi militis, Milonis militis, Aleranni militis][9]m --- [de Reims], sister of MANASSES Vidame de Reims, daughter of ---.  Du Chesne states that her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1056 under which her son Manassès...comte de Porcean” is named “nepueu de Manasses le Chauve”, but he does not cite the source[10].  Roger & his wife had one child: 

a)         MANASSES de Porcien (-after 1056).  Du Chesne states that her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1056 under which her son Manassès...comte de Porcean” is named “nepueu de Manasses le Chauve”, but he does not cite the source[11].  Comte de Porcien

 

5.         RENAUDm AELIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROGER de Porcien (-after 1087).  Comte de PorcienThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rogerum comitem Porcensem" as "Hescelinus comes de Grandiprato fratrem"[12], although this relationship cannot as yet be explained unless "fratrem" can be translated as brother-in-law.  "Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" founded the priory of Château-Porcien and donated it to the abbey of Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, for the souls of "Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mee Sibilie", by charter dated 1087[13].  "Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" donated "villam mei juris...Rumoldi curtem et Guretum" to Saint-Hubert, for the souls of “mee et Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mei Sibilie”, by charter dated 1087[14]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1087).  "Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" founded the priory of Château-Porcien and donated it to the abbey of Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, for the souls of "Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mee Sibilie", by charter dated 1087[15].  "Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" donated "villam mei juris...Rumoldi curtem et Guretum" to Saint-Hubert, for the souls of “mee et Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mei Sibilie”, by charter dated 1087[16]Comte Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          SIBYLLE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Sibilia" as daughter of "Rogerum comitem Porcensem", recording in a later passage her first marriage[17]"Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" founded the priory of Château-Porcien and donated it to the abbey of Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, for the souls of "Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mee Sibilie", by charter dated 1087[18].  "Rogerus comes Porcensis territorii" donated "villam mei juris...Rumoldi curtem et Guretum" to Saint-Hubert, for the souls of “mee et Ermengardis uxoris mee et filie mei Sibilie”, by charter dated 1087[19]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Sibiliam filiam comitis Rogerii Porcensis" as wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[20]The Chronicon Huberti names "filiam suo [=Rogerus Porcensium comes] Sibillam" as wife of "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[21].  Guibert de Nogent records that "Ingelrannus" abducted "filia…Rogeri comitis Porcensis", wife of "Namurensi…comiti Godefrido"[22]m ([1087], divorced [1104]) as his first wife, GODEFROI de Namur, son of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida von Sachsen (-19 Aug 1139).  Comte de Château-Porcien 1097, by right of his wife.  He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de NamurMistress of: ENGUERRAND [I] de Boves Comte d’Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy, son of DREUX de Boves & his wife --- (-[1117]). 

b)         daughter .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rogerum comitem Porcensem" as "Hescelinus comes de Grandiprato fratrem"[23], although this relationship cannot as yet be explained unless "fratrem" can be translated as brother-in-law.  m HENRI [Hezelin] de Grandpré, son of HERMANN Comte & his wife Judith --- (-1097 or after). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-PORCIEN (GRANDPRE)

 

 

The Comtes de Grandpré acquired Porcien after the death of Roger Comte de Porcien, whose sister had married Henri de Grandpré as shown above.  Porcien was granted to Geoffroy de Grandpré, younger son of Henri [I] Comte de Grandpré, de Porcien et de Verdun, in the mid-12th century.  Geoffroy did not bear the comital title.  His descendants were studied in the late 19th century by Barthélemy, who does not cite primary sources to corroborate all his statements and whose conclusions appear difficult to reconcile with other sources[24]

 

 

GEOFFROY de Grandpré, son of HENRI [I] Comte de Grandpré, de Porcien et de Verdun & his wife Ermentrude de Joux [Grandson] (-before 1184)Geoffroy comte de Château-Porcien” renounced claims to property donated by his father to Signy by charter dated 1170[25]"Henricus comes Grandiprati, Gaufridus frater eius, Willelmus de S. Maura" subscribed a charter dated 1179 under which "Henricus comes Palatinus Trecensis" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat[26]Seigneur de Château-Porcien et de Balham. 

m ALIX de Bazoches, daughter of GERVAIS de Bazoches & his wife Hawise de Rumigny.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1156/89. 

Geoffroy [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] de Château-Porcien (-[1196/1206])Geoffroy renounced rights relating to Herpy, with the consent of “Raoul son fils aîné et ses autres fils plus jeunes Geoffroi et Gui”, by charter dated 1196[27]m ELISABETH de Rozoy, daughter of RENAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Juliane de Rumigny (-after 1220).  Elisabeth de Rosoy dame de Château-Porcien...file de Renaud de Rosoy, fils d’Enguerrand des Boves” compensated Signy “considérant que son mariage avait été la cause de ces torts” and wishing that “elle et sa fille participassent aux prières des moines” by charter dated 1206[28].  “Elisabeth de Rosoi dame de Château-Porcien” confirmed donations made to Signy by her ancestors and donated “le droit de silvagio dans les bois de Signy” by charter dated 1207[29].  “Elisabeth de Rosoi dame de Château-Porcien” confirmed donations made to Signy by “Clerembaud et Elisabeth ses grand’père et mère” by charter dated Apr 1207[30].  “Elisabeth de Rosoy dame de Château-Porcien” donated “une somme...sur sa maison de Grand-champ” to Signy by charter dated 1220[31]Geoffroy [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         RAOUL de Château-Porcien (-[1218])Geoffroy renounced rights relating to Herpy, with the consent of “Raoul son fils aîné et ses autres fils plus jeunes Geoffroi et Gui”, by charter dated 1196[32].  Raoul Seigneur de Château-Porcien donated property at Chappes to Signy, naming “ses frères Geoffroi, Henri, Guichard chanoine et Gui”, by charter dated 1206[33].  “Raoul Sr de Château-Porcien et Agnès sa femme” confirmed donations made to Signy by “Henri comte de Grandpré et Sr. de Château-Porcien son bisayeul...[et] par son ayeul paternel Geoffroy” by charter dated May 1211[34]The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Radulphus dominus Castri Portuensis…” in Feoda Varia[35]m as her first husband, AGNES de Bazoches, daughter of NICOLAS de Bazoches & his wife Agnes de Chérisy (-after [1249/52]).  Barthélemy says that she was “Agnès de Bazoches, fille de Nicolas et d’Agnès de Cérisy” but cites no primary source on which this parentage is based[36].  “Raoul Sr de Château-Porcien et Agnès sa femme” confirmed donations made to Signy by “Henri comte de Grandpré et Sr. de Château-Porcien son bisayeul...[et] par son ayeul paternel Geoffroy” by charter dated May 1211[37].  Agnes founded an anniversary for her husband “au jour de Saint-Augustin” by charter dated 1218[38].  She married secondly (1222) Erard d’Aulnay.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: "Erard d’Aunay épousant Agnès dame de Château-Porcien" promised to return Château-Porcien to the children of “Raoul précédent mari d’Agnès” by charter dated 1222[39]The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...domina Agnes relicta Herardi de Aunaio…et quando duo filii eius fuerunt---…[40].  The Rôles de Fiefs of Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, dated [1249/52], includes “...domina Agnes relicta Herardi de Aunaio…et quando duo filii eius fuerunt---…[41]Raoul & his wife had [five] children: 

i)          GEOFFROY [III] de Château-Porcien (-after Jul 1248)Seigneur de Château-Porcien: Geoffroy with “sa femme Félie et Henri de Châtel son frère chevalier” are named in charters for Signy dated Apr 1246 and 1247[42].  “Geoffroy de Château-Porcien et sa femme” renounced rights in favour of Signy by charter dated 1247[43].  Geoffroy de Château-Porcien renounced claims against Signy by charter dated Jul 1248[44]m (before Apr 1246) as her first husband, FELICITE de Trainel, daughter of [GARNIER [IV] de Trainel Seigneur de Marigny-le-Châtel & his wife Hélissende de Rethel] (-18 Oct 1283)The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, she could have been the daughter of Gauthier [IV] Seigneur de Marigny et de Traînel.  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  Geoffroy with “sa femme Félie et Henri de Châtel son frère chevalier” are named in charters for Signy dated Apr 1246 and 1247[45].  She married secondly (1254) as his second wife, Godefroi de Perwez"Felicitas domina de Hoboke et Henricus natus eius" donated property to Ouderghem, for the soul of "G. domini de Perweys et Grimbergis tunc mariti nostri", by charter dated 31 Oct 1270[46]"Aleydis dicta de Perweys domina Hoboke…cum mater mea bonæ memoriæ domina Felicitas de Triangulo dicta domina de Perweys" donated property "in pagis de Eeckeren Leod. et Hoboke Camerac." to Oudeghem by charter dated 1290[47]

ii)         HENRI de Château-Porcien [de Châtel] (-after 1247).  Geoffroy with “sa femme Félie et Henri de Châtel son frère chevalier” are named in charters for Signy dated Apr 1246 and 1247[48]

iii)        GUY [III] de Château-Porcien (-killed in battle Mansurah 5/6 Apr 1250)Bishop of Soissons 1245.  The necrology of Soissons cathedral records the death “Non Apr apud Marsoriam civitatem Ægypti cum S Ludovico rege captus a Saracensis…capite truncatus” of “D. Guido de Castro-Portuensi episcopus Suessionensis[49].  The necrology of Reims records the death “VIII Id Apr” of “Guido Suessionensis episcopus” and the donation for his soul made by “Guichardus de Castro frater eius presbyter et canonicus noster[50]

iv)       GUICHARD de Château-Porcien .  Canon at Reims.  The necrology of Reims records the death “VIII Id Apr” of “Guido Suessionensis episcopus” and the donation for his soul made by “Guichardus de Castro frater eius presbyter et canonicus noster[51]

v)        [ISABELLE (-after 1257)Barthélemy records her parentage and first marriage with “Jacques de Montchâlons” without citing any primary source on which this information is based[52].  “Gilles de Rosoy Sr de Château-Porcien et Isabelle sa femme” renounced claims in favour of Signy by charter dated May 1257[53]m GILLES de Rozoy, son of ---.  Seigneur de Château-Porcien.] 

b)         GEOFFROY de Château-PorcienGeoffroy renounced rights relating to Herpy, with the consent of “Raoul son fils aîné et ses autres fils plus jeunes Geoffroi et Gui”, by charter dated 1196[54].  Raoul Seigneur de Château-Porcien donated property at Chappes to Signy, naming “ses frères Geoffroi, Henri, Guichard chanoine et Gui”, by charter dated 1206[55].  “Raoul Sr de Château-Porcien et Agnès sa femme” declared that “Geoffroy son frère” had renounced claims against Signy by charter dated May 1211[56]

c)         GUY de Château-Porcien .  Geoffroy renounced rights relating to Herpy, with the consent of “Raoul son fils aîné et ses autres fils plus jeunes Geoffroi et Gui”, by charter dated 1196[57].  Raoul Seigneur de Château-Porcien donated property at Chappes to Signy, naming “ses frères Geoffroi, Henri, Guichard chanoine et Gui”, by charter dated 1206[58]

d)         HENRI de Château-Porcien .  Raoul Seigneur de Château-Porcien donated property at Chappes to Signy, naming “ses frères Geoffroi, Henri, Guichard chanoine et Gui”, by charter dated 1206[59]

e)         GUICHARD de Château-Porcien (-after 1217).  Canon at Reims: Raoul Seigneur de Château-Porcien donated property at Chappes to Signy, naming “ses frères Geoffroi, Henri, Guichard chanoine et Gui”, by charter dated 1206[60].  “Raoul Sr de Château-Porcien” declared that “Guiscard son frère chanoine de Reims” had received compensation from Signy for various claims by charter dated 1217[61]

f)          daughter (-after 1206).  “Elisabeth de Rosoy dame de Château-Porcien...file de Renaud de Rosoy, fils d’Enguerrand des Boves” compensated Signy “considérant que son mariage avait été la cause de ces torts” and wishing that “elle et sa fille participassent aux prières des moines” by charter dated 1206[62]

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de PORCIEN (CHÂTILLON)

 

 

Gaucher [V] de Châtillon acquired Porcien in the early 14th century, although the circumstances of this acquisition have not been ascertained.  

 

 

GAUCHER [V] de Châtillon, son of GAUCHER [IV] de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon & his wife Isabelle de Villehardouin (-1329).  "Gauthier de Chasteillon chevalier sires de Crecy et Guiot frere d’iceluy Gauthier" exchanged “Boucin et Sainz”, granted to them by “nostre...Oncles jehan de Chasteillon jadis Conte de Blois et Sire d’Avesnes”, for “Pont-Arci” with “Pierre fuiz du Roy de France Conte d’Alençon et de Blois et Sires d’Avesnes” by charter dated 1280[63]Gaucherius de Castellione dominus de Creciaco et Guido de Castellione frater dicti domini Gaucheri et Isabellis uxor domini de Creciaco memorati“ sold property “apud Mucecort“ to Saint-Denis abbey by charter dated Oct 1281[64].  "Gauchiers de Chastillon chevalier sires de Crecy conestables de Champaigne et Ysabeau de Druees femme dudit chevalier" notified that “Guy de Chastillon chevalier frere de nous Gaucher...en sa derniere volenté” founded a chapel at Monstier Notre Dame du Pont, by charter dated Mar 1286[65]Seigneur de Châtillon. Gauchiers sires de Chastillon et connestable de Champaigne“ donated property to Marmoutier in execution of the testament of “nostre...compagne Ysabeau de Druees iadis nostre femme que Dieu absoille” by charter dated Mar 1300 (O.S.)[66].   Comte de Porcien [1303].  The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that, after the death in 1291 of "Johanna comitissa Blesis", "eius consanguinei comes sancti Pauli...Hugo et fratres ipsius, atque Galtherius Castellionis dominus" divided her inheritance, specifying that "Hugo" left "comitatum sancti Pauli" to "Guidoni fratri suo"[67]Connétable de France 1302. 

m firstly ([1276/Oct 1281]) ISABELLE de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT de Dreux Seigneur de Bû & his second wife Isabelle de Villebéon ([1264/65]-29 Apr 1300).  Gaucherius de Castellione dominus de Creciaco et Guido de Castellione frater dicti domini Gaucheri et Isabellis uxor domini de Creciaco memorati“ sold property “apud Mucecort“ to Saint-Denis abbey by charter dated Oct 1281[68].  Père Anselme states that “[le] cartulaire de l’église de S. Magloire“ includes “des lettres” dated Sep 1282 under which “Robert de Dreux écuyer, fils de feu Robert jadis chevalier, seigneur de Beu et d’Isabeau jadis sa femme” declared before Simon Bishop of Chartres that he was 17 years old and that he “et sa sœur Isabeau”, as orphans after the deaths of their father and mother, were brought up with his own children by Robert [IV] Comte de Dreux et de Montfort who arranged Isabelle’s marriage to “Gaucher de Châtillon[69]"Gauchiers de Chastillon chevalier sires de Crecy conestables de Champaigne et Ysabeau de Druees femme dudit chevalier" notified that “Guy de Chastillon chevalier frere de nous Gaucher...en sa derniere volenté” founded a chapel at Monstier Notre Dame du Pont, by charter dated Mar 1286[70].  The necrology of Meaux Saint-Faron records the death 29 Apr of domina Ysabellis de Drocis uxor domini Galcheri de Chastellione[71].  Gauchiers sires de Chastillon et connestable de Champaigne“ donated property to Marmoutier in execution of the testament of “nostre...compagne Ysabeau de Druees iadis nostre femme que Dieu absoille” by charter dated Mar 1300 (O.S.)[72]. 

m secondly ([1301/Mar 1302]) as her second husband, HELISENDE de Vergy, widow of HENRI [II] Comte de Vaudémont, daughter of JEAN [I] de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau et de Fouvent & his wife Marguerite de Noyers (-before Aug 1312).  “Gauchiers de Chasteillon cuens de Porciens et connestables de France” and “Hellisent de Vergy contesse de Vaudemont et de Porciens et femme deudit seigneur” confirmed that “Iehans de Vergi sires de Fonuans et seneschaux de Bourgoingne nostre…peres” had given them “le chastel de Mory la ville…” on their marriage by charter dated Mar 1302[73].  "Gauchiers de Chasteillon cuens de Porcien et connestaubles de France" acknowledged the obligation to pay “Gautier Conte de Brene et de Lyche” for the marriage of “Jehanne sa femme nostre...fille” by letter dated Apr 1307, which also refers to his own marriage contract with “Helissan de Vergy Comtesse de Porcien et de Vaudemont[74]

m thirdly (contract Mar 1313) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Rumigny Dame de Florennes, de Boves, de Rumigny, de Martigny et d'Aubenton, widow of THIBAUT II Duke of Lorraine, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Philippa --- (Jun 1263-after 7 Dec 1325[75], bur Abbaye de Bonnefontaine).  A parliamentary decision dated 1281 recognised that "de medietate villa d’Aubenton" owed homage to “Ioannes primogenitus comitis Suessionensis...et Margaretæ uxoris sua filia quondam domini de Rumigneyo” who shared the succession of her father “cum sorore sua Ysabella uxore Theobaldi primogeniti ducis Lotharingiæ[76].  The marriage contract between "Gauchiers de Chastillon Cuens de Porciens et connestable de France" and “madame Ysabel dame de Rumigny et de Boue et duchesse de Lorraine” is dated Mar 1312 (O.S.?)[77].  Letters dated 1315 record that "Gauchiers de Chastillon cuens de Porciens et connestable de France" sold “la terre de Ysse” to Reims Saint-Denis with the consent of “Ysabel duchesse de Lorraine sa femme[78]

Gaucher [V] & his first wife had six children: 

1.         GAUCHER [VI] de Châtillon (-25 Aug 1325).  Letters dated Apr 1304 record that "Gauchiers de Chasteillon chevalier sire dou Tour et filz de Gauchiers de Chastillon cuens de Porciens et connestable de France" confirmed a donation to Hotel-Dieu de Notre Dame de Reims[79].  "Messire Gaucher de Chastillon Comte de Porcean connestable de France” divided his territories between his sons by charter dated 3 May 1324, granting “toute la Comté de Porcean, le chastel de Chastillon, les terres de Troissy et de Nelle” to “Monsieur Gaucher son fils aisné[80]m (1305) MARGUERITE de Dampierre, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Isabelle de Brienne (-1316, bur Abbaye de Theuley).  Dame de Dampierre.  The testament of "Marguerite dame dou Tour et de Dampierre famme de...Gaucher de Chastillon seigneur dou Tour et de Dampierre", dated late Dec 1309, bequeathed property to “Roinette qui nourissoit Gauchier et Jean ses fils[81]Gaucher [VI] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GAUCHER [VII] de Châtillon (-1342).  The testament of "Marguerite dame dou Tour et de Dampierre famme de...Gaucher de Chastillon seigneur dou Tour et de Dampierre", dated late Dec 1309, bequeathed property to “Roinette qui nourissoit Gauchier et Jean ses fils[82].  "Gaucherus de Castellione miles dominus du Tour" claimed against “Iacobum Luillier” relating to property following the death of “Gaucheri de Castellione patris dicti Gaucherii” by charter dated 26 Apr 1326[83]Comte de Porcien.  "Galcherum de Castellioni comitem Porciani, Ioannem de Castellione eius fratrem et Petrum Flote militem, hæredes defuncti Galcheri de Castellione domini quondam du Tour patris dictorum comitis et Ioannis" donated property to “abbatis...sancti Pharonis Meldensis” by charter dated 18 Jul 1332[84]m (contract 1323) JEANNE de Conflans, daughter of HUGUES [IV] de Conflans Seigneur de Précy & his wife Brande de Blanquefort.  The genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], records that “messire Hue...sire de Pressy et mareschaux de Champagne” married firstly “la fille le seigneur de Blancquefort en Gascogne” had four sons and five daughters, of whom “ly aisné fils Hue et li second Eustasses et furent tous deux chevaliers et mariez[85].  "Hugues de Conflans chevalier" sold the seigneuries and castles of “Alemannis et Pelarampio, Saissis, quarta parte…Salvetate et alii iuribus in castro de Marmanda”, which had belonged to “Jeanne fille dudit Hugues et de Brande sa femme, fille de défunt Arnault de Blanquafort”, to “Bertrand de Goto vicomte de Lomaigne et d’Auvillars” by charters dated Jun, Jul and Oct 1313[86].  Two decisions of the parliament dated 1321 and 1323 record that "Guido Turpin miles curator...Ioannæ de Confluentio...filiæ quondam Hugonis de Confluentio quondam Campaniæ marescallis" started proceedings against “Bertrandum de Guto vicecomitem Leomaniæ” her mother’s succession[87].  A charter dated Jun 1329 records homage from "dominum de Conflantio modernum et filiam Marescalli Campanie uxorem Galcheri de Castellione domicelli" for “feodis de Sommevele et castri de Conflantio[88]Gaucher [VII] & his wife had children: 

i)          JEAN [I] de Châtillon (-before 15 Jul 1389)Comte de Porcien.  Seigneur du Tour et de Nevele.  "Iean de Chastillon cuens de Porcian chevalier et Ieanne d’Aspremont comtesse de Porcien sa femme seigneurs heritiers de Chaumont en Porcien” and the convent of Saint-Hubert en Ardenne settled disputes by charter dated Oct 1346[89].  "Ioannes de Castellione miles comes Porciani et Iacoba de Domnomartino uxor eius” revived the dispute between “Ioannem dominum de Castellione militem et Ioannam de Sacrocæsare comitissam de Domnimartino eius uxorem...gardam...Karoli comitis Domnimartino et...dictæ Jacobæ” and “Matheum de Tria militem, Ioannem eius fratrem, Yolendim et Lienoram de Tria eorum sorores” by charter dated 7 Mar 1350 (O.S.?)[90]m firstly JEANNE d’Aspremont, daughter of --- (-after Oct 1346).  "Iean de Chastillon cuens de Porcian chevalier et Ieanne d’Aspremont comtesse de Porcien sa femme seigneurs heritiers de Chaumont en Porcien” and the convent of Saint-Hubert en Ardenne settled disputes by charter dated Oct 1346[91]m secondly (before 7 Mar 1351) JACQUELINE de Dammartin Dame de Beaumont-le-Bois, daughter of JEAN [III] de Trie Comte de Dammartin & his wife Jeanne de Sancerre (-before 15 Jul 1389).  "Ioannes de Castellione miles comes Porciani et Iacoba de Domnomartino uxor eius” revived the dispute between “Ioannem dominum de Castellione militem et Ioannam de Sacrocæsare comitissam de Domnimartino eius uxorem...gardam...Karoli comitis Domnimartino et...dictæ Jacobæ” and “Matheum de Tria militem, Ioannem eius fratrem, Yolendim et Lienoram de Tria eorum sorores” by charter dated 7 Mar 1350 (O.S.?)[92].  Jean [I] & his second wife had two children: 

(1)       JEAN [II] de Châtillon (-after 1435).  Comte de Porcien.  Seigneur du Tour et de Nevele.  Letters dated 15 Jul 1389 record a claim by "Guillelmo de Fayello dicto le Besgué milite vicecomite de Bretolio ac cambellano nostro et…Margareta de Castellione domina de Porciano eius uxore” against “Ioanne de Castellione milite fratre dicta Margareta liberis comitis de Porciano…et defuncta Iaqueline de Dompnomartino eisudem comitis uxoris” regarding their father’s succession[93]

(2)       MARGUERITE de Châtillon (-after 15 Jul 1389)Père Anselme records her parentage and her marriage to Charles de Savoisy, noting the dates of their marriage contract and ratification[94], which must have been her first marriage.  Heiress of Dammartin.  Letters dated 15 Jul 1389 record a claim by "Guillelmo de Fayello dicto le Besgué milite vicecomite de Bretolio ac cambellano nostro et…Margareta de Castellione domina de Porciano eius uxore” against “Ioanne de Castellione milite fratre dicta Margareta liberis comitis de Porciano…et defuncta Iaqueline de Dompnomartino eisudem comitis uxoris” regarding their father’s succession[95]m firstly (contract 30 Jan 1370 (O.S.?), ratified 28 Dec 1371) CHARLES de Savoisy, son of PHILIPPE de Savoisy Seigneur de Seignelay & his wife Marie de Duisy (-before 2 Dec 1372).  m secondly GUILLAUME de Fayel Vicomte de Breteuil, son of --- (-1408).  

ii)         HUGUES de Châtillon (-1393).  Seigneur de Précy.  m as her second husband, ISABELLE de Cramailles, widow of RAOUL Seigneur de Gaucourt, daughter of --- (-after 29 Nov 1398).  Letters dated 12 Jan 1377 (O.S.?) record a claim by "Margaretam de Claromonte dominam de Montegoberti filiam et heredem defunctæ Ioannæ de Chambliaco dominæ” against “Ysabellim de Cramailles relictam defuncti Radulphi domini de Gaucourt militis, suo et liberorum suorum et dicti militis annis minoris" against “comite Porciani fratre predictæ Margaretæ”, recording that “dicta Ysabellis” married “Hugone de Porciano milite”, after which “Guillelmusque de Gaucourt armiger” became guardian of the children[96].  A parliamentary register dated 29 Nov 1398 records a claim by "Ysabellim de Cramailles viduam relictam defuncti Hugonis de Porciano militis, dominam de Villa et de Pressiaco” against “Ioannem dominum de Cramailles alias dictum Floridas milite, tanquam baillum Baudonis de Cramailles filii defuncti Guidonis de Cramailles"[97]

iii)        JEANNE de Châtillon (-1371, bur Orcamp).  A parliamentary register dated 30 Jan 1403 records a claim by "messire Iean de Bethune” against “le Vicomte de Meauls son frere" who stated that they were “freres germains de Messire I. de Bethune et Dame I. de Coucy conoints”, that he inherited his mother’s possessions after she died and that in 1368 his father gave him “Vendueil à son mariage avec la fille du Comte de Porcien[98].  Dame de Chaumont en Porcien.  m (1368) as his first wife, ROBERT de Béthune Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur de Vendeuil, son of JEAN de Béthune Seigneur de Vendeuil & his first wife Jeanne de Coucy (-Feb 1408). 

b)         JEAN de Châtillon (-[before Sep 1360]).  The testament of "Marguerite dame dou Tour et de Dampierre famme de...Gaucher de Chastillon seigneur dou Tour et de Dampierre", dated late Dec 1309, bequeathed property to “Roinette qui nourissoit Gauchier et Jean ses fils[99].  "Galcherum de Castellioni comitem Porciani, Ioannem de Castellione eius fratrem et Petrum Flote militem, hæredes defuncti Galcheri de Castellione domini quondam du Tour patris dictorum comitis et Ioannis" donated property to “abbatis...sancti Pharonis Meldensis” by charter dated 18 Jul 1332[100].  Seigneur de Dampierre, de Sompuis et de Rollaincourt. 

-        SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE (CHÂTILLON).    

c)         HUGUES de Châtillon (-14 Jan 1318, bur Beaulieu).  An epitaph in Beaulieu abbey records the burial of "Hues de Chastillon fieuz de Monsieur Gaucher et de Dame Marguerite de Dampierre" who died 14 Jan 1318[101]

d)         MARGUERITE de Châtillon (-after 4 Mar 1335)"Galcherum de Castellioni comitem Porciani, Ioannem de Castellione eius fratrem et Petrum Flote militem, hæredes defuncti Galcheri de Castellione domini quondam du Tour patris dictorum comitis et Ioannis" donated property to “abbatis...sancti Pharonis Meldensis” by charter dated 18 Jul 1332[102].  "Petrus Flote miles...ac Margareta uxoris suæ" challenged “comite Porciani fratre predictæ Margaretæ” regarding the succession of “defuncti Galchere de Castellione eorum patris” by charter dated 4 Mar 1334 (O.S.?)[103]m PIERRE Flotte Seigneur d’Escole, son of GUILLAUME Flotte Seigneur de Revel & his first wife Héloise de Mello (-Dec 1350). 

2.         JEAN de Châtillon (-1363).  Letters dated Dec 1308 record that "Iehan de Chastillon filx de...Gauchiers de Chastillon Conte de Porcien et Connestable de France” confirmed the sale of “la terre...de Champrond” to “Monseigneur Enguerrand de Maregny conseiller et chambellan nostre sire le Roy de France[104]Seigneur de Châtillon, de Gandelus, de Troissy et de Marigny.  "Messire Gaucher de Chastillon Comte de Porcean connestable de France” divided his territories between his sons by charter dated 3 May 1324, granting “le chastel de Gaudelus, la chastellenie de Marigny” to “Monsieur Iean son second fils[105]m firstly ELEONORE de Roye Dame de la Ferté en Ponthieu, daughter of MATHIEU [II] de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté en Ponthieu & his wife Marguerite de Picquigny (-[7 Jan 1329/1333]).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the marriage contract between "Iehan de Chasteillon chevalier Sires de Gandelus, de la Ferté et de Marigny et Lienor de Roye sa fame...Gauchier leur fils ainsné" and "Damoiselle Jeanne filhe de...Iehan de Guines Vicomte de Miaux et Sire de Fertez Ancoul et Gauchier et de feu Madame Jehanne de Chantilly iadis sa fame", dated Sep 1323[106].  A document of the Parlement de Paris dated 7 Jan 1329 records the rejection of the claim by “Jean de Chatillon chevalier et Aliénor sa femme, seigneurs de La Ferté en Ponthieu, d’Yaucourt et de Dury en Vermandois” for a fifth part of the dower of “Marguerite de Picquigny damoiselle de La Ferté, veuve de Mathieu de Roye et mère d’Aliénor[107]m secondly (contract 13 Oct 1336) ISABELLE de Montmorency, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Jeanne de Calletot (-after 2 Mar 1341).  The marriage contract between "messires Charles sires de Montmorenci chevaliers et madame Marguerite de Beaugeu sa fame...damoiselle Ysabeaul de Montmorenci seur dudit monsieur Charles" and “messire Iean sires de Chasteillon cuen de France” is dated 13 Oct 1336[108]m thirdly (after 1341) JEANNE de Sancerre, widow of JEAN [III] Comte de Dammartin, daughter of JEAN [II] Comte de Sancerre & his first wife Louise de Bommiers (-[1354]).  "Ioannes de Castellione miles comes Porciani et Iacoba de Domnomartino uxor eius” revived the dispute between “Ioannem dominum de Castellione militem et Ioannam de Sacrocæsare comitissam de Domnimartino eius uxorem...gardam...Karoli comitis Domnimartino et...dictæ Jacobæ” and “Matheum de Tria militem, Ioannem eius fratrem, Yolendim et Lienoram de Tria eorum sorores” by charter dated 7 Mar 1350 (O.S.?)[109]Jean & his first wife had children: 

a)         GAUCHER [VIII] de Châtillon (-[7 Sep/15 Dec] 1377)He is named as son of Jean de Châtillon by his first wife in his marriage contract dated Sep 1323 (see below).  Seigneur de Châtillon, de Troissy et de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu.  A court register dated 18 Feb 1366 (O.S.?) relates to a claim by "Galcherum dominum de Castellione ad causam uxoris suæ” against “Guillelmum Flote dicentem se dominum de Revella[110].  The testament of "Galcherus dominus de Chasteillon miles...gravi infirmitate”, dated 7 Sep 1377, was submitted to the council 15 Dec 1377 by his executors “messire Iean de Chastillomn sieur de Gandelus et de Duny et Messire Guy de Laval[111]m firstly JEANNE de Guines, daughter of JEAN de Guines Vicomte de Meaux & his wife Jeanne le Bouteiller de Senlis.  The marriage contract between "Iehan de Chasteillon chevalier Sires de Gandelus, de la Ferté et de Marigny et Lienor de Roye sa fame...Gauchier leur fils ainsné" and "Damoiselle Jeanne filhe de...Iehan de Guines Vicomte de Miaux et Sire de Fertez Ancoul et Gauchier et de feu Madame Jehanne de Chantilly iadis sa fame" is dated Sep 1323[112]m secondly (after 1344) as her fourth husband, ALLEMANDE Flotte de Revel, widow firstly of ARMAND de Polignac Seigneur de Bouzols, secondly of EUSTACHE [V] de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil, and thirdly of ENGUERRAND de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux, daughter of GUILLAUME Flotte de Revel, Chancelier de France & his first wife Héloise de Mello (-1371).  A judgment dated 30 Dec 1345 relates to a claim by "Galcherum de Castellione militem dominum de Feritate in Pontivo et Alamandam de Revello eius uxorem” against “Philippum de Couciaco, Mariam et Ioannam eius sorores” relating to the succession of “defunctus Ingerrannus de Couciaco vicecomes Meldensis quondam maritus dictæ Alamandæ[113].  A judgment dated 5 May 1350 relates to a claim by "Galcherum de Castellione militem...et Alamandæ uxoris suæ...quondam uxoris Eustacii de Conflans militis” against “Ioannam de Aunayo relictam Ioannis d’Acy quondam militis” relating to the rights of “dictæ Ioannæ ex successione matris suæ[114].  Gaucher [VIII] & his second wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Châtillon (-1416).  Seigneur de Châtillon, de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu et d’Argenton.  Letters sealed 26 Feb 1372 record that "messire Iean de Chastillon et dame Marie de Montmorency sa femme” sold Argentan to “monsieur Pierre comte d’Alençon[115].  [m firstly ISABELLE de Coucy, daughter of PHILIPPE de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux & his wife Jeanne le Flamenc de Canny (-1368).  This person appears to have been invented by Duchesne.  He states that Jean de Chastillon II Seigneur de Chastillon, de la Ferté en Ponthieu...encore pour lors jeune escuyer” married “Ysabeau de Coucy Vicomtesse de Meaux, qu’aucuns memoires appellent Jeanne de Guines” whom he calls her father’s oldest daughter, adding that she died childless in 1368[116].  He refers to Isabelle’s supposed testament, naming her executors[117].  However, Duchesne’s list of executors of this supposed testament are the same recorded as executors of Jeanne de Coucy, wife of Jean de Châtillon Seigneur de Dampierre, as recorded in a judgment dated 16 Nov 1368[118].  Duchesne cites no other source which confirms Isabelle’s existence, which appears disproved by the marriage contract of her supposed sister Jeanne dated 12 Mar 1360 which names Eléonore as her only full sister.]  m [secondly] (before 26 Feb 1372) as her second husband, MARIE de Montmorency, widow of GUILLAUME d’Ivry Seigneur d’Oissery et de Saint-Pathus, daughter of CHARLES [I] Seigneur de Montmorency & his second wife Jeanne de Roucy Dame de Blason et de Chimeliers-en-Anjou (-after 26 Feb 1372).  Letters sealed 26 Feb 1372 record that "messire Iean de Chastillon et dame Marie de Montmorency sa femme” sold Argentan to “monsieur Pierre comte d’Alençon[119].  Letters dated 26 Apr 1392 record the dower of "Perrenelle de Villiers dame de Montmorency” assigned by “Jacques seigneur de Montmorency son fils”, specifying that “feu Charles de Montmorency son mary” had bought the land in question from “monsieur Jean de Chastillon et de madame Marie de Montmorency sa femme, fille dudit defunt[120]

ii)         GAUCHER [IX] de Châtillon (-1413).  Seigneur de Troissy et de Marigny.  "Hue de Chastillon chantres et chanoines de Reins et sires de Marrigny” sold the seigneurie de Marigny to “Gauchier de Chastillon escuyer filz de...Gaucher seigneur de Chastillon et de la Ferté en Pontieu”, relating to the succession of “feu monseigneur Iean seigneur de Chastillon iadis son pere” and the acquisitions made by “Messire Charles de Chastillon chevalier seigneur de Ionchery”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1371[121]Seigneur de Châtillon 1407.  m firstly ([1383]) MARIE Cassinel, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Cassinel Seigneur de Romainville & his wife Isabelle de Châtillon Vidamesse de Laonnois.  m secondly (contract 10 Jan 1407) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Vendôme, widow of JULIEN des Essars, daughter of ROBERT de Vendôme & his wife Jeanne de Chartres. 

-         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON[122]

iii)        MARIE [Jeanne] de Châtillon .  A judgment dated 16 Nov 1368 relates to the testament of "defuncta Ioanna de Couciaco domicella vicecomitissa Meldensis uxor...Ioannis de Castellione scutiferi” and a claim by “Galchero de Castellione scutifero et domicella Ioannæ de Castellione eius sorors” against her executors “Ioannem de Castellione eius maritum...[123].  A parliamentary register dated 16 Aug 1369 refers to the claim by "Galcherum de Castellione armigerum et Mariam de Castellione domicellam eius sororem” against “Matheum dominum de Ligne militem...ad causam uxoris suæ heredum defunctæ Ioannæ de Couciaco domicellæ quondam vicecomitissa Meldensis[124]

b)         JEAN de Châtillon (-after 15 Dec 1377).  Seigneur de Gandelus, de Dury et de Brumet.  m as her second husband, ISABELLE de Saint-Dizier Dame de Montemois, widow of JEAN le Mercier, daughter of JEAN [II] de Saint-Dizier Seigneur de Saint-Dizier [Dampierre] & his wife Alix de Nesle d’Offemont (-13 Jan 1371).  

c)         GAUCHER de Châtillon (-before 1380).  Seigneur de Dours.  m firstly --- de Pacy, daughter of PHILIPPE de Pacy & his wife ---.  m secondly JEANNE de Bucy, daughter of SIMON de Bucy & his wife --- (-after 1391). 

-        SEIGNEUR de DOURS[125]

d)         HUGUES de Châtillon (-after 1377).  Canon at Reims.  Seigneur de Marigny.  "Hue de Chastillon chantres et chanoines de Reins et sires de Marrigny” sold the seigneurie de Marigny to “Gauchier de Chastillon escuyer filz de...Gaucher seigneur de Chastillon et de la Ferté en Pontieu”, relating to the succession of “feu monseigneur Iean seigneur de Chastillon iadis son pere” and the acquisitions made by “Messire Charles de Chastillon chevalier seigneur de Ionchery”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1371[126]

e)         JEANNE de Châtillon (-after 5 Jan 1381).  "Gilles seigneur de Rodemach chevalier” transferred property “sur la recepte de Champagne ‘a cause de sa femme fille de...Monseigneur de Chastillon” to “messire Guy de Neufville chevalier seigneur de Prael cousin dudit seigneur de Rodemach” by charter dated 10 Jun 1362[127].  A judgment dated 5 Jan 1380 (O.S.?) relates to a claim by "Egidius dominus de Rodemach miles et Ioanna de Castellione eius uxor” against “comitem et comitissam Haricuriæ” relating to “terre...castellaniæ de Feritate in Pontius dictis de Haricuria per Ioannem dominum de Castellione modernum nepote dictæ Ioannæ[128]m GILLES Seigneur de Rodemachern, son of --- (-after 5 Jan 1381). 

f)          ISABELLE de Châtillon .  Pleadings dated 30 Apr 1386 relate to a claim by "Messire Guy, frere Iean et Bertran de Laval” against “Mahiu Pigay”, claiming that “messire Bouchart de Laval” was “Seigneur d’Attichy”, married to “une Dame appellée d’Erquery”, by whom he had “messire Herpin qui mouru sans hoir, messire Guy, frere Iean et Bertran”, that from “messire Guy issit messire Guy qui vit, et son pere moru en la besongne de Crecy”, that Jean succeeded as seigneur d’Attichy after his brother Herpin died, that under the marriage contract between “Messire Guy et de Madame Ysabel de Chastillon” their children would succeed as seigneurs d’Attichy[129]m GUY de Laval, son of BOUCHARD Seigneur de Laval et d’Attichy & his wife --- d’Erquery. 

Jean & his second wife had children: 

g)         CHARLES de Châtillon (-1401).  Seigneur de Châtillon, de Souain et de Jonchery.  "Hue de Chastillon chantres et chanoines de Reins et sires de Marrigny” sold the seigneurie de Marigny to “Gauchier de Chastillon escuyer filz de...Gaucher seigneur de Chastillon et de la Ferté en Pontieu”, relating to the succession of “feu monseigneur Iean seigneur de Chastillon iadis son pere” and the acquisitions made by “Messire Charles de Chastillon chevalier seigneur de Ionchery”, by charter dated 24 Nov 1371[130]m firstly JEANNE de Coucy, daughter of ENGUERRAND [VI] Seigneur de Coucy & his wife Katharina of Austria.  m secondly (before 1387) as her second husband, MARIE d’Arcelles, widow of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Commercy, daughter of --- d’Arcelles & his wife Lore de Joinville (-after 8 Mar 1397).  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Lore de Joinville dame de Méry-sur-Seine [en partie]” as mother of “Marie d’Arcelles dame de Méry-sur-Seine [en partie]” who married firstly Jean [III] Seigneur de Commercy and secondly Charles de Châtillon[131].  No indication has been found of the primary source on which this information is based. 

h)         ISABELLE de Châtillon (-13 Jan 1413).  "Domina Isabellis de Castellione domina de Anglura” swore homage to Pierre Bishop of Troyes for “terra sua de Anglura”, in the presence of “Ioanne de Anglura milite filio dictæ dominæ”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1384[132].  "Dominus Simon de Salesbrussia miles dominus temporalis de Commercy” swore homage to the Bishop of Troyes “ad causam...Isabellis de Castellione dominæ de dicta Anglura” by charter dated 4 Feb 1385 (O.S.?)[133]m firstly --- Seigneur d’Anglure, son of --- (before 23 Jun 1384).  m secondly ([23 Jun 1384/4 Feb 1386]) SIMON Seigneur de Commercy, son of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Marie d’Arcelles (-18 Jan 1396). 

i)          JACQUELINE de Châtillon (-17 Nov 1381).  An epitaph at Ressons abbey records the burial of "Madame Iaqueline de Chastillon Dame de Cramoisy iadis femme de Monsieur Hutin d’Aumont chevalier, conseiller et chambellan du Roy” who died 17 Nov 1381[134]m HUTIN d’Aumont, son of ---. 

3.         HUGUES de Châtillon (-Aug 1336).  Seigneur de Rozoy-en-Thiérache, de Pontarcy, et de Clacy.  "Messire Gaucher de Chastillon Comte de Porcean connestable de France” divided his territories between his sons by charter dated 3 May 1324, granting “le Pontarsis, Auzoy, la chastellenie de Rosoy et ville de Requignies” to “Monsieur Hue son troisiesme fils[135]Vidame de Laonnois.  m (before 1328) as her first husband, MARIE de Clacy Dame de Pontarcy, daughter of BAUDOUIN Seigneur de Clacy Vidame de Laon & his wife --- (-after 15 Mar 1352 (-after 15 May 1352).  Heiress of the Vidamé de Laon and of Clacy.  She married secondly Hugues Comte de Roucy.  Hugues & his wife had children: 

a)         GAUCHER de Châtillon (-[1355]).  Seigneur de Rozoy et de Clacy, Vidame de Laon.  m MARIE de Coucy, daughter of ENGUERRAND de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux & his first wife Maria von Vianden (-1355 or after).  Gaucher & his wife had three children: 

i)          MARIE de Châtillon (-1410).  Vidamesse de Laon.  Pierre de la Ferté-Bernard, Jeanne de Châtillon, Jean de Craon vidame de Laonnais et Marie sa femme” and “Robert et Jean de Béthune” reached agreement about “l’héritage de Coucy” by charter dated 8 Jul 1389[136]m (1364) JEAN de Craon Seigneur de Dommart, son of GUILLAUME de Craon “le Grand” Seigneur de Dommart et de Bernarville & his wife Marguerite de Flandre (-before 1400). 

ii)         ISABELLE de Châtillon m firstly MATHIEU de Roye, son of ---.  m secondly GUILLAUME Cassinel Seigneur de Romainville, son of ---. 

iii)        JEANNE de Châtillon (-after 1426)Dame de Rozoy-en-Thiérache.  Pierre de la Ferté-Bernard, Jeanne de Châtillon, Jean de Craon vidame de Laonnais et Marie sa femme” and “Robert et Jean de Béthune” reached agreement about “l’héritage de Coucy” by charter dated 8 Jul 1389[137]m PIERRE de Craon Seigneur de la Ferté-Bernard, son of GUILLAUME de Craon Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Marguerite de Flandre (-after 1392). 

b)         MARIE de Châtillon (-11 Apr 1395).  Dame de Pontarcy.  m SIMON de Roucy Comte de Braine, son of JEAN [V] Comte de Roucy et de Braine & his wife Marguerite de Bommiers (-Bois-lez-Roucy 18 Feb 1392, bur Braine Saint-Yved). 

4.         JEANNE de Châtillon (-16 Jan 1354, bur Troyes Saint-Jacques).  "Gauchiers de Chasteillon cuens de Porcien et connestaubles de France" acknowledged the obligation to pay “Gautier Conte de Brene et de Lyche” for the marriage of “Jehanne sa femme nostre...fille” by letter dated Apr 1307, which also refers to his own marriage contract with “Helissan de Vergy Comtesse de Porcien et de Vaudemont[138]The testament of "Gautiers dux d’Atheinnes cuens de Brienne et de Liche" is dated 1312 (N.S.) and names "…nostre…compaigne Jehanne de Chasteilon duchesse d’Atheinnes, comtesse de Brienne et de Liche"[139].  After her husband was killed, she escaped to Italy with her son and from there returned to France[140].  "Duchisse Athenarum et Comitisse Brene et Licie" is included in the list of Barons "de Romania" with whom Venice maintained relations in 1313[141], demonstrating that the republic of Venice continued to recognise her title and position even after she had left Greece.  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "16 Jan" of "madame Jeanne de Chastillon, épouse de Gaucher Comte de Brienne et de Liche, duc d'Athènes, décédée le 16 Jan 1353…inhume aux Jacobins"[142]An epitaph at Troyes records the burial of "Madame Ieanne de Chastillon duchesse d’Athenes, comtesse de Brene et de Liche…fille de monsieur Gaucjer seigneur de Chastillon comte de Porcien jadis connestable de France" who died 16 Jan 1354[143]m (before Oct 1305) GAUTHIER de Brienne Conte di Lecce, son of HUGUES de Brienne Conte di Lecce & his first wife Isabelle de la Roche of Athens ([1278]-killed in battle Kephissos River, near Thebes 15 Mar 1312, his head bur Lecce Church of Santa Croce).  Duke of Athens 1308. 

5.         MARIE de Châtillon (-after 18 Apr 1318)The marriage contract between "Gauchier de Chasteillon conte de Porcien et connestable de France...Marie fille" and “Guichars sires de Biaugieu” is dated Jan 1308[144]m (contract Jan 1308) as his second wife, GUICHARD [VI] Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Eleonore de Savoie (-Paris 1331)

6.         ISABELLE de Châtillon .  Abbess of Notre-Dame de Soissons. 

Gaucher [V] & his second wife had one child: 

7.         GUY de Châtillon (-2 Oct 1362, bur Abbaye d'Igny)Seigneur de La Fère-en-Tardenois, de Fay, de Saint-Lambert et de Guzigny.  "Messire Gaucher de Chastillon Comte de Porcean connestable de France” divided his territories between his sons by charter dated 3 May 1324, granting “le chastel et chastellenie de Fere en Tardenois, S. Lambert, Guzigny” to “Monsieur Guiot son quatriesme fils[145]m (1324) MARIE de Lorraine, daughter of THIBAUT II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Isabelle de Rumigny (-after 1344, bur Abbaye d'Igny).  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUCHER de Châtillon (-after 10 Mar 1404).  Vicomte de Blaigny, Seigneur de La Fère-en-Tardenois, de Fay, de Saint-Lambert et de Guzigny.  A proxy was given 1394 to “Pierre de Merlie saige en droit” to take possession of “la terre d’Havrincourt et de la vicomté de Bligny”, given as dowry to “Jeanne de Ghistelle” by “Gaucher de Châtillon son aïeul et Jean de Ghistelle son père[146]m JEANNE de Coucy, daughter of ---.  Gaucher & his wife had two children: 

i)          MARIE de Châtillon (-after 18 Feb 1394)The marriage contract between “Henri de Montfaucon fils d’Etienne comte de Montbéliard” and “Marie fille de Gaucher de Châtillon-sur-Marne vicomte de Bligny” by charter dated 1383[147]Vicomtesse de Blaigny.  The testament of Marie de Châtillon “malade et infirme de corps”, dated 18 Feb 1394, appointed as her heirs “Henriette, Marguerite, Jeanne et Agnès nées d’elle et de M. d’Orbesson son...mari[148]m (18 Jan 1383) as his first wife, HENRI de Montfaucon Seigneur d’Orbe, d’Echallens, de Montagny-le-Corboz, son of ETIENNE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Marguerite de Chalon ([1366]-killed in battle Nikopolis 28 Sep 1396). 

ii)         JEANNE de Châtillon (-after 1395).  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[149]m as his second wife, JAN [VI] Heer van Gistel, son of JAN [V] Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabella Johanna van Rode (-after 14 Feb 1414). 

 

 

 

D.      COMTES de PORCIEN (CROY)

 

 

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

 

 

ANTOINE [I] de Croÿ “le Grand”, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Croÿ & his wife Marguerite de Craon (-1475, bur château de Porcien)Seigneur de Croÿ, de Renty, de Beaurain, de Bar-sur-Aube.  Chambellan de Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy 1431.  Comte de Porcien 1438.  Seigneur de Beaumont [en Hainaut] 1453.  Grand Maître de France 1462. 

m firstly MARIE de Roubais, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Roubais et de Herzelles & his wife Agnes de Lannoy.  

m secondly (contract Amiens 5 Oct 1432) MARGUERITE de Lorraine Vrouw van Aarschot, Bierbeck en Heverle, daughter of ANTOINE de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Marie d'Harcourt (-after 15 Sep 1477[150])

Antoine & his second wife had children: 

1.         JEANNE de Croÿ ([1435]-Kreuzberg near Zweibrücken 18 Jun 1504, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche)m (Luxembourg 20 Mar 1454) LUDWIG "der Schwarze" Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken, son of STEFAN Pfalzgraf in Simmern und Zweibrücken & his wife Anna von Veldenz (1424-19 Jul 1489, bur Meisenheim Stadtkirche). 

2.         PHILIPPE [I] de Croÿ (-1511, bur Porcien)He succeeded his father in 1475 as Comte de PorcienSeigneur de Croÿ, d’Aarschot, de Renty, d’Araines et de Bar-sur-Aube.  m (Luxembourg 1455) JACQUELINE de Luxembourg, daughter of LOUIS de Luxembourg Comte de Saint-Pol, de Brienne et di Conversano & his first wife Jeanne de Bar Ctss de Marle et de Soissons (-1511).  Philippe & his wife had three children: 

a)         HENRI de Croÿ (-1514, bur Porcien)He succeeded his father in 1511 as Comte de Porcien et de Seneghem.  Seigneur de Croÿ, d’Aarschot, de Renty.  m CHARLOTTE de Châteaubriand Dame de Loigny en Perche, daughter of RENE de Châteaubriand Seigneur de Loigny & his wife Hélène d’Estouteville (-Loigny 1509).  Henri & his wife had children: 

i)          PHILIPPE [II] de Croÿ ([1496]-Brussels Apr 1549, bur Avesnes).  He succeeded his father in 1514 as Comte de Porcien et de Seneghem.  Seigneur de Croÿ, d’Aarschot, de Renty.  Marquis d’Aarschot 1526.  Duke of Aarschot 1533. 

-         DUKES of AARSCHOT

ii)         GUILLAUME de Croÿ ([1497/98]-Worms 6 Jan 1521, bur Heverlo).  Abbot of Afflighem.  Bishop of Cambrai 1516.  Archbishop of Toledo.  Cardinal 1517.  Chancellor of the kingdom of Castile. 

iii)        CHARLES de Croÿ (-after 1536).  Seigneur de Moncornet.  Comte de Porcienm FRANÇOISE d’Amboise, widow of RENE de Clermont Seigneur de Saint-Georges, daughter of JACQUES d’Amboise Seigneur de Raynel et de Bussy & his wife Antoinette d’Amboise Dame de Ravel.  Charles & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ANTOINE de Croÿ ([1540/41]-Paris 5 May 1567).  Marquis de Raynel 1560.  Comte d’Eu, de iure uxorisPrince de Porcien 1561.  m (contract 4 Oct 1560) as her first husband, CATHERINE de Clève Ctss d'Eu, daughter of FRANÇOIS de Clève Duc de Nevers & his first wife Marguerite de Bourbon (1548-Paris, 11 May 1633, bur Eu).  She married secondly (Paris 4 Oct 1570) Henri Duc de Guise

iv)       ROBERT de Croÿ (-31 Aug 1556, bur Cambrai Cathedral).  Bishop of Cambrai 1519. 

v)        CHARLES de Croÿ ([1506/07]-Saint-Ghislain 11 Dec 1564).  Bishop of Tournai 1524. 

vi)       HELENE de Croÿ .  m JACQUES de Luxembourg Comte de Gavre, Seigneur de Fiennes, son of JACQUES de Luxembourg Comte de Gavre, Seigneur de Fiennes & his wife Marguerite de Bruges (-1532, bur Armentières)

b)         ANTOINE de Croÿ (-Cyprus 21 Sep 1495).  Bishop of Thérouanne 1486. 

c)         GUILLAUME de Croÿ (-Worms 28 May 1521, bur Heverlo).  Duca di Soria.  Markies van Aarschot. 

3.         JEAN de Croÿ (-after 1487).  Seigneur de Rœulx. 

-        COMTES de RŒULX, PRINCES et DUCS de CROY[151]

4.         ISABELLE de Croÿ m GUYON d’Estouteville Seigneur de Moyon, de Hambye, de Briquebec et de Gascé, son of MICHEL Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Marie de la Roche-Guyon (-after 11 Nov 1505). 

5.         JACQUELINE de Croÿ (-1486, bur Belœil)m (1473) JEAN [III] Baron de Ligne, son of MICHEL Seigneur de Ligne, Baron de Barbançon & his wife Bonne d’Abbeville (-1491, bur Belœil).  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in PORCIEN

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de LOR

 

 

Lor is a commune in north-eastern France, situated about 15 kilometres west of Château-Porcien in the present-day French département of Aisne (arrondissement Laon, canton Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne), on the border with the département of Ardennes, and about 30 kilometres north of Reims. 

 

 

1.         RENAUD de Lor ([before 1275?]-killed in battle Cassel [23/24] Aug 1328, bur Saint-Bertin).  The parentage of Renaud de Lor has not been ascertained.  His birth date is estimated from the marriage date of his son Gaucher in [May 1322] as shown below.  The seal of “Renaud de Lor chevalier” was attached to “une quittance de gages” dated at Lille 30 Dec 1299[152].  Conseiller du roi, châtelain de Laon 1316/1318[153].  Châtelain de Laon: “Dominus Reginardus de Lauro miles castellanus Laudunensis” acknowledged payments dated Jun 1322[154].  Accounts dated Dec 1322 record expenses paid to “Dominus Regin[aldus] de Lauro miles” for a mission “ad Regem Boemie”, and payments to “Galcherus de Lauro armiger ratione uxoris sue filie Galteri de Hondecoste militis” made “super medietatem Ascensionis CCCXXII...per litteram domini de Lauro[155].  Seigneur de Resson: “Renaus chevaliers sires de Lor et chastelains de Laon” confirmed holding property “en la terre de Resson pour cause de la dame de Lor nostre compaigne”, as well as half the property held by “madame Aalis jadis femme à nostre...seingneur mons. Villain jadis seingneur de Resson” as dower, by charter dated 25 Mar 1323[156]The Grandes Chroniques de France record the death in battle at Cassel of “monseigneur Regnaut de Lor” and his burial “à Saint-Bertin[157]The Chronique Parisienne Anonyme de 1316 à 1339 records how “mons. Regnault de Lor chevalier du roy de France” challenged Flemish soldiers approaching the king’s tent before the battle but was killed by them “avec ung de ses escuiers[158]m ([before 1295?]) --- de Resson, daughter of VILAIN Seigneur de Resson [Aulnay] & his wife Alix de la Lobe (-after 25 Mar 1323).  Renaus chevaliers sires de Lor et chastelains de Laon” confirmed holding property “en la terre de Resson pour cause de la dame de Lor nostre compaigne”, as well as half the property held by “madame Aalis jadis femme à nostre...seingneur mons. Villain jadis seingneur de Resson” as dower, by charter dated 25 Mar 1323[159].  Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCHER de Lor ([before 1300]-after Aug 1355).  Accounts dated Dec 1322 record payments to “Galcherus de Lauro armiger ratione uxoris sue filie Galteri de Hondecoste militis” made “super medietatem Ascensionis CCCXXII...per litteram domini de Lauro[160].  Presumably these payments related to Gaucher’s marriage settlement.  Accounts dated 31 Oct 1323 record “Galcherus de Lauro armiger” owing “Galteri de Hondescote...per litteram domini Reginaldi de Lauro patris dicti armigeri[161].  Accounts dated Jun 1324 record “Galcherus de Lauro armiger” owing “Galteri de Hondescote...per dominum Renaudum de Lauro patrem suum”, relating to the same debt[162].  Seigneur de Resson: Philippe VI King of France, after the battle of Crécy, fled to “[le] château de Broye, pour assurer la ville de Reims contre les surprises du vainqueur” and appointed as captain “Gaucher de Lor seigneur de Resson” who, unable to perform these functions, appointed “le seigneur de Broye son lieutenant[163].  Philippe VI King of France ordered “[le] bailly de Vermandois” to obtain the keys of the town from “le seigneur de Broyes, se disant lieutenant de nostre amé Gaucher de Lor chevalier seigneur de Resson, quy se dict cappitayne depputé de par nous en ladicte ville de Reims” and return them to the archbishop of Reims, by charter dated 29 Jul 1347[164].  “Gaucher de Lor et Robert Coillarville” delivered requests from Charles II “le Mauvais” King of Navarre to Jean II King of France, dated to Aug 1355[165]m (contract 1318) ALIX de Hondschote, daughter of GAUTHIER [III] Seigneur de Hondschote & his wife Jeanne de Haverskerque.  Le Carpentier records the 1318 marriage contract of Alix de Hondschote and “Gauthier de Lor”, which named her paternal and maternal relatives “Robert de Fiennes, Philippes d’Axele, Thierry de Bevre, Gerard de Rassenghien, Jean de Haverskerque Sr de Watene, Jean de S. Omer Sr de Pennes, Aleaume Brequin, Philippes de Havesquerque et Ysoré de Pennes[166]Her parentage and marriage are recorded in the documents quoted above which name her husband and her father. 

b)         ISABELLE de Lor ([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[167], although this summary must be inaccurate as discussed under Renier [II] in the Choiseul-Aigremont section of the present document.  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[168].  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.  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)[169].  This date is consistent with the 2 Jan 1348 charter quoted above in which Isabelle de Lor is described as “feu”. m firstly ([1310/20]) as his second wife, RENIER [I] de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Choiseul & his [first] wife Bartholomette [Alix] d’Aigremont ([1255/65]-[Aug 1311/1325], bur Morimond).  m secondly ([1320/25?]) Jean [I] de Conflans Seigneur de Vieilmaisons, son of HUGUES [II] de Conflans Seigneur de Conflans, Maréchal de Champagne & his second wife --- de Châlons ([1280/1300?]-[before 1350]). 

 

 

The relationship, if any, between the following person and the early Lor family has not been ascertained. 

 

1.         JEAN de Lor (-after 28 Oct 1383).  Seigneur de Lor: the seal of “Jean Sire de Lor chevalier” was attached to two “quittance[s] de gages” dated at Amiens 18 Jul 1380 and 28 Oct 1383[170]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    RETHEL

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d'OMONT, COMTES de RETHEL

 

 

The county of Rethel was located south of the county of Porcien, north-west of Reims and south-west of Mézières, in the present-day French département of Ardennes.  It evolved in the pagus Portianus, also called Portensis and Portuensis, within the diocese of Reims, co-terminous with the ecclesiastical doyennés of Saint-Germainmont, Châtelet, Justine, Launoy and Rumigny[171]

 

 

[Two] siblings: 

1.         BERNARD [Balthasar] (-after 945)Comte de Rethel.  Flodoard's Annals record that in 945 that "rex Ludowicus" besieged "Remorem…urbem" with "militum Arnulfi sed et Artoldo episcopo…comitibus…Bernardo ac Theoderico nepote ipsius"[172]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "rex Ludovicus et Artholdus et comes de Retest Bernardus et Theodericus nepos eius” besieged "civitatem Remensem" in 946[173].  The Chronicon Maceriense (a dubious source) records in 941 that "Balthazar Registensis" made peace with Warin and requested the hand in marriage of "Guarino Ordelam" for "Manasse filio"[174]m ---, daughter of ---.  As her son Manassès is named as "nepote domni Artoldi præsulis" in Flodoard[175], it is assumed that his mother was the bishop’s sister, assuming that the word "nepos" can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew.  The name of her husband is confirmed by the Chronicon Maceriense (a dubious source, as noted below) which records in 941 that "Balthazar Registensis" made peace with Warin and requested the hand in marriage of "Guarino Ordelam" for "Manasse filio"[176], although “Balthazar” is unlikely to have been a name used at that time.  It can safely be assumed that it was not Bernard/Balthasar who was the brother of Archbishop Artaud as, if that had been the case, it is probable that the sources which have stated the fact.  Bernard [Balthasar] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MANASSES [I] (-after 989).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Maceriense (a dubious source, as noted below) which records in 941 that "Balthazar Registensis" made peace with Warin and requested the hand in marriage of "Guarino Ordelam" for "Manasse filio"[177].  Flodoard's Annals record that in 960 "Manasse nepote domni Artoldi præsulis" captured traitors at "Altmontem castrum"[178].  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Manicerius Regitestensis dominus" as son of "ex filiabus Walterici ducis Alsassie Alboinis filius comitis Hainauci"[179], which appears to be pure fantasy.  "Manasses miles" is named in a charter dated 6 Nov 972[180].  "Manasses" subscribed a charter dated 26 May 974[181].  Gerbert d'Aurillac names "Mann[asse]s comes" in a letter dated to end Aug 988[182].  Richer records that "Manasse et Rotgerus" invaded the sanctuary "cum Karolo urbis Remorum…sanctæ Dei genitricis Mariæ basilicam" in 989[183].  Comte d'Omont.  Comte de Rethel.  Comte de Castres, Comte de Mézières: the Chronicon Maceriense records the death in 960 of "Guarinus sine progenie", adding that "comitatum Castriensem et Macerias" was inherited by "Manasses Registetensis comes ex Ordela uxore Guarini filia"[184]m [(941) ORDELA de Castres, daughter of WARIN Comte de Castres & his second wife Gilla de Dormois.  The Chronicon Maceriense records in 941 that "Balthazar Registensis" made peace with Warin and requested the hand in marriage of "Guarino Ordelam" for "Manasse filio"[185].  It should be noted the authenticity of this document has been contested by both Wattenbach and Longnon in Germany and France respectively[186].  The information contained in this source should therefore be treated with extreme caution.]  Manassès [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          MANASSES [II] ([942/60]-[29 Mar] after 1026).  [His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Maceriense which records in 1020 that "Hermanus Grandipratensis cum Manasse Registensi" had a dispute because "Manasses filius Manasses et Ordele" claimed the right to "castrum Julie et in Dulcomensem comitatum" as the son of "Ordela mater nata…ex Guarino et Gilla Marci Dulcomensis filia"[187], although as noted above this source should be treated with extreme caution.]  Comte de Rethel.  The necrology of Reims Saint-Rémi records the death "IV Kal Apr" of "Manasses comes"[188].]  m DADA, daughter of --- (-5 Oct ----).  "Raimbertus Virdunice civitatis pastor" confirmed the donation of property "ecclesiam de Bedrui…et ad Clarisellum…et ad Lauannam…et…ad Nouam villam…[et] Ampliuium" to Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "domina Dada comitissa uxor Manasse comitis de Reitest" at the request of "Richardi sancti Vitoni confessoris Christi", and for the love of "loci et predicti abbatis Richardi comite Odone in cuius comitatu sita sunt", by charter dated 1026[189].  Assuming that the dates relating to the wife of Manassès [III] are correct as shown below, the date of this charter appears too early for Dada to have been the first wife of Manassès [III].  It is more likely therefore that she was the wife of Manassès [II], no reference to whom has yet been found in other sources.  The identification of "comite Odone" has not yet been established with certainty.  The location of the properties in his county suggests that he may have been closely related to Dada, maybe her father or brother.  The death of Eudes II Comte de Blois is recorded in the necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne, although the location of the named properties has not been established to confirm whether they may have been within his counties.  If "comite Odone" was the comte de Blois, it would be chronologically consistent for Dada to have been his sister.  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "III Non Oct" of "Dada comitissa qui dedit nobis ecclesiam de Bedrui…"[190]

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

a)         THIERRY (-after 945).  Flodoard's Annals record that in 945 that "rex Ludowicus" besieged "Remorem…urbem" with "militum Arnulfi sed et Artoldo episcopo…comitibus…Bernardo ac Theoderico nepote ipsius"[191]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "rex Ludovicus et Artholdus et comes de Retest Bernardus et Theodericus nepos eius” besieged "civitatem Remensem" in 946[192]

 

 

1.         MANASSES [III] (-1081 or after).  Assuming that the chronology of the earlier members of the Rethel family is correctly shown above, it appears unlikely that Manassès [III] was the son of Manassès [II].  It is more likely that there was an intervening generation, about which no information has been uncovered in the primary sources so far consulted.  Comte de Rethel.  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Manassem comitem de castro Retexto" in an undated passage which appears to relate to events in the early 1080s[193].  A charter dated 26 Sep 1081 records the restoration of privileges granted by “Manasses Regitestensis comes”, with the consent of “uxore Judiz et venerabili Hugone filio”, to the chapter of Braux[194]m (before [1045/55][195]) JUDITH, daughter of --- ([1020/30]-).  A charter dated 26 Sep 1081 records the restoration of privileges granted by “Manasses Regitestensis comes”, with the consent of “uxore Judiz et venerabili Hugone filio”, to the chapter of Braux[196].  Her birth date range is estimated for consistency with the estimated birth dates of her descendants.  Her origin is unknown, three possible origins have been suggested: 

·         JUDITH [de Roucy, daughter of --- & his wife ---].  The Genealogiciæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Lebaldus de Malla et…Iveta comitissa de Retest" as brother and sister of "Ebalus de Roceio" and, in a later passage, "Iuetta soror…Letaldi de Marla" as mother of "Hugonem comitem de Retest"[197]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa de Reitest, uxor comitis Manesserii Iutta” as sister of "fraters Ebalus comes de Roceio et Letardus domnus de Marla"[198].  Given the estimated birth date of Judith, wife of Comte Manassès, as shown above, it is chronologically impossible for her to have been the daughter of Giselbert Comte de Roucy, who died in the last years of the 10th century.  However, it is not impossible that she was the uterine half-sister of Ebles Comte de Roucy, assuming that their mother remarried after the death of her husband Giselbert. 

·         [IDA] [de Boulogne, daughter of EUSTACHE I Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain.]  Receuil des historiens des croisades[199], Runciman[200] and Riley-Smith[201] all say that the paternal grandmother of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem was the daughter of Eustache I Comte de Boulogne, but the primary source on which this suggestion is based has not yet been identified.  Runciman1361 and Riley-Smith1362 both call her "Ida", which is inconsistent with the charter evidence cited above, Runciman naming her husband "Baldwin of Le Bourg Count of Rethel" which is doubly inconsistent.  There is no mention of such a daughter in the Genealogica comitum Boloniensium.  Chronologically, this origin is more appealing than the Roucy hypothesis, given the estimated birth date range of Eustache II Comte de Boulogne, son of Comte Eustache I, in [1015/20]. 

·         [JUDITH] of Lotharingia, daughter of GODEFROI "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his first wife Doda ---.  In the commentary to "Li Estoire de Jerusalem et d'Antioche", the wife of Manassès is referred to as an unnamed daughter of Godefroi "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia, therefore sister of Ida who married Eustache II Comte de Boulogne[202].  If this is correct, it would provide an explanation for the evidently close family relationship between Baudouin I King of Jerusalem and his successor King Baudouin II, the exact nature of which has not been confirmed from other sources.  While no primary source has yet been identified which provides direct confirmation of this hypothesis, the charter dated [1065/66] under which "dux et marchio Godefridus…uxoris mee Beatricis" confirmed the rights of the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne was issued with the consent of "comitis Manasse" and is subscribed by "comitis Manasse et filii eius Rainaldi…"[203].  If Manassès Comte de Rethel was Duke Godefroi's son-in-law, this would provide an explanation for his involvement in this charter which is otherwise difficult to explain. 

Count Manassès [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         [RENAUD (-after [1065/66]).  "Dux et marchio Godefridus…uxoris mee Beatricis" confirmed the rights of the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne granted by "patre meo Gozelone", with the consent of "comitis Manasse", by charter dated [1065/66], subscribed by "comitis Manasse et filii eius Rainaldi, Hezelini comitis, comitis Arnulfi de Chisneio"[204].  It is not certain that "comitis Manasse" refers to Manassès [III] Comte de Rethel.  However, no other count of this name has so far been identified at the time.  In addition, his involvement in the grant in this charter tends to corroborate the hypothesis that he may have been the son-in-law of Godefroi "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia (see above).  If that is correct, Renaud, presumably his parents' eldest son, probably died young soon after the date of this charter.] 

b)         HUGUES de Rethel ([1045/55]-28 Dec [1118]).  A charter dated 26 Sep 1081 records the restoration of privileges granted by “Manasses Regitestensis comes”, with the consent of “uxore Judiz et venerabili Hugone filio”, to the chapter of Braux[205].  His birth date range is estimated from the probable birth date range of his son Baudouin.  He succeeded his father in [1081] as Comte de Rethel

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c)         [--- .  Assuming that “nepote” in the charter quoted below can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, one of the parents of Héribert (presumably his mother) was the sibling of Comte Hugues.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          HERIBERT (-after [1120]).  “Rainaldo castellano de Barcho, Heriberto nepote ipsius comitis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1120] under which “Leudo de Altomonte et uxor eius Hildiaris et filia eorum Pontia” donated “molendini...ad Berniacum in feodum de comite Hugone Registeste” to Saint-Denis[206]

 

 

HUGUES de Rethel, son of MANASSES [III] Comte de Rethel & his wife Judith --- ([1045/55]-28 Dec [1118]).  A charter dated 26 Sep 1081 records the restoration of privileges granted by “Manasses Regitestensis comes”, with the consent of “uxore Judiz et venerabili Hugone filio”, to the chapter of Braux[207].  His birth date range is estimated from the probable birth date range of his son Baudouin.  He succeeded his father in [1081] as Comte de Rethel.  A charter dated 1094 records absolution granted to "comitem Hugonem", with the consent of "filius eius comitis Manasses"[208].  “Hugo comes et Milesindis collateralis” donated mills “super Axonam fluvium ante Rettestum” to Laon Saint-Vincent, with the consent of “filio nostro Manasse”, by charter dated 1097[209].  "Registensium comes Hugo" donated property to "ecclesie…Marie de Noveyo" by charter dated 1117[210].  The necrology of Reims Saint-Rémi records the death "V Kal Jan" of "Hugo comes Regiteste"[211]

m (before 1075[212]) MELISENDE de Montlhéry, daughter of GUY "le Grand" Seigneur de Montlhéry & his wife Hodierne de Gometz-La Ferté.  The Historia of Monk Aimon names "Milonem de Brayo et Guidonem Rubeum, Comitissam quoque Reiteste, et Bonam-vecinam de Pontibus, Elizabeth etiam uxorem Joscelini de Corteciniaco, insuper dominam de Puisat, et dominam de S. Galerico" as the children of "Guidonem" and his wife[213].  She is named as wife of Hugues Comte de Rethel by William of Tyre, although he does not specify her origin[214].  In a later passage he records that the mother of Joscelin de Courtenay Count of Edessa was the sister of the mother of Baudouin de Bourg, later Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, according to the testimony of her granddaughter concerning the consanguinity between Amaury I King of Jerusalem and his first wife which provided the basis for the annulment of their marriage in 1162[215].  “Hugo comes et Milesindis collateralis” donated mills “super Axonam fluvium ante Rettestum” to Laon Saint-Vincent, with the consent of “filio nostro Manasse”, by charter dated 1097[216]

Comte Hugues & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         MANASSES de Rethel (-before 1115).  A charter dated 1094 records absolution granted to "comitem Hugonem", with the consent of "filius eius comitis Manasses"[217].  William of Tyre names "Manasses" as younger brother of Baudouin who inherited Rethel from their father because his older brother was overseas but died childless[218].  It appears more likely that Manassès was the oldest brother, named after his paternal grandfather.  No evidence has been found in the primary sources so far consulted that he survived his father and succeeded as comte de Rethel, apart from the reference in William of Tyre who specifies that his brother Gervais, who had been elected archbishop of Reims, resigned in order to marry after the death of his brother[219].  “Hugo comes et Milesindis collateralis” donated mills “super Axonam fluvium ante Rettestum” to Laon Saint-Vincent, with the consent of “filio nostro Manasse”, by charter dated 1097[220].  A charter dated 1115 records absolution granted to "Manasses filius Hugonis comitis" and "eo…mortuo" to "Gervasius frater eiusdem"[221]

2.         GERVAIS de Rethel (-before 1124).  He is named as brother of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem by William of Tyre, specifying that he was later elected archbishop of Reims, but resigned after the death of his brother in order to marry, and had a single daughter[222]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1108 that the election of "Gervasii filii comitis Hugonis Reitestensis" was annulled and "Radulfum prepositum" ordained "in Remensem archiepiscopum"[223].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Rethel.  A charter dated 1115 records absolution granted to "Manasses filius Hugonis comitis" and "eo…mortuo" to "Gervasius frater eiusdem"[224]m ([1120/22]) as her first husband, ELISABETH de Namur, daughter of GODEFROY I Comte de Namur & his first wife Sibylle de Château-Porcien.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius" (recording that he resigned as archbishop of Reims and married), specifying that her mother was "Sibilla filia comitis Rogeri Porcensis", and recording her second marriage with "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and their children "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia que ex nobili viro Philippo de Altaripa genuit Mathildem quam habuit Windus Doiscenus [Doische, Namur, Philippeville?] et de Erpens [Erpent, Namur?]"[225].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[226].  She married secondly (before 1129) Clarembaud Seigneur de Rozoy.  Comte Gervais & his wife had one child: 

a)         MELISENDE de Rethel ([1121/23]-after 1154).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that [her stepfather] "Clarenbaldus de Roseto" alienated the lands of “filiastram suam Gervasii filiam” and married her to "cuidam nobili Roberto Marmioni de Normannia", without giving her name[227].  The Complete Peerage names her “Elizabeth” and identifies her husband as Robert Marmion [IV] without citing any primary source on which it bases this statement[228].  From a chronological point of view, it is more likely that the husband of Gervais de Rethel’s daughter was Robert Marmion [III], considering especially that Robert [III]’s wife had three known children by her second husband whom she married after Robert died in [1143/44].  If that is correct, other sources confirm that Robert [III]’s wife was named Mélisende, not Elisabeth, presumably after her paternal grandmother.  A charter dated to [1200], recounting the history of a donation of land to Eynsham abbey, records that King [Henry I] granted “Stantonam [cum] quadam femina” to “Roberto Marmiun”, and that “post Robertum Marmiun” the king granted “predictam Milisent” to “Ricardo de Kamuilla[229].  Domesday Descendants refers to the second marriage of Mélisende, whom it calls “a kinswoman of Queen Adelicia[230].  The Victoria County History of Oxfordshire states that the queen “before 1141...gave to her kinswoman Millicent, wife of Robert Marmion, land in Stanton Harcourt and South Leigh...”, without citing the corresponding primary source[231].  White Kennett quotes the charter under which “A...regina” granted “manerium meum de Stanton” in four parts to Reading convent, to the Knights Templars, to “Milisendi cognatæ meæ uxori Roberti Marmium”, and to “Willielmo de Harestactu”, undated[232].  In light of the previous information, her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1154 under which Henry Duke of Normandy [the future King Henry II] confirmed Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire to "Milicenti uxori Ricardi de Camvilla in feodo et hereditate sibi…sicut regina Adelisia…in maritagium dedit" by charter dated 1154[233].  “Ricardus de Camvilla” donated “terciam partem decimarum...apud Hottoth” to Jumièges, for the souls of “uxoris mee Adelicie et sequentis uxoris mee Milesente...Rogeri fratris mei”, by charter dated [5 Apr 1170/27 Mar 1171], subscribed by “Ricardi filii mei...[234].  "Philippus de Marmiun filius et hæres Roberti le Marmiun" recalls the donation of “Buteyate” to Bardney made by “Robertus Marmiun…et Milesent uxor mea et Robertus filius meus” by charter dated Jun 1248[235]m firstly ROBERT Marmion [III], son of ROGER Marmion & his wife --- (-killed in battle [1143/44]).  m secondly (after [1143/44]) as his second wife, RICHARD [I] de Camville, son of --- de Camville & his wife [--- de Vere] (-Apulia 1176). 

3.         BAUDOUIN de Rethel ([1075/80]-Jerusalem 21 Aug 1131, bur Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre).  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Balduinus de Retexto castro, nepos Manassem comitis supra memorati" as one of the companions of "duo fratres, dux Godefridus et comes Balduinus" when leaving on crusade[236].  His birth date range is estimated assuming that he was an adolescent or young adult when he joined the First Crusade.  William of Tyre records him as "Balduinus cognominatus de Burgo, domini Hugonis comitis de Retest filius" and "consanguineus" of Godefroi Duke of Lotharingia and his brothers Baudouin and Eustache[237].  In a later passage, he names his mother and records that he was "primogenitus"[238], although the inheritance by his brothers of the paternal county seems to indicate that this is not correct, unless he was passed over by family agreement either because of his absence in Palestine or his superior position as Count of Edessa.  He was known as BAUDOUIN du Bourg.  Albert of Aix records that "Godefridus dux regni Lotharingiæ…fraterque eius uterinus Baldewinus, Warnerus de Greis cognatus ipsius Ducis, Baldewinus pariter de Burch, Reinhardus comes de Tul, Petrus…frater ipsius, Dodo de Cons, Henricus de Ascha ac frater illius Godefridus" left for Jerusalem in Aug 1096[239].  Albert of Aix records that "Cononem comitem de Monte Acuto, Baldwinum de Burch, Godefridum de Ascha" were sent by Godefroi de Bouillon for the first meeting with the emperor after the arrival of the crusading army in Constantinople, dated to end 1096[240].  He joined the crusading contingent of Godefroi IV Duke of Lower Lotharingia in Cilicia.  After completing his pilgrimage, he returned to Edessa to rejoin Baudouin I Count of Edessa [Boulogne].  When the latter succeeded his brother in 1100 as Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, he invested Baudouin du Bourg as BAUDOUIN II Count of Edessa.  Albert of Aix records that "Baldewinus dux civitatis Rohas" installed "Baldewino de Burg…sui generis, filio comitis Hugonis de Rortest" at Edessa on succeeding to the kingdom of Jerusalem, dated to 1100 from the context[241].  Albert of Aix records that Baudouin appointed "fratri Eustachio" as his successor on his deathbed if he would come to Jerusalem, or if he failed to come "Baldewinus de Burg"[242].  He succeeded in 1118 as BAUDOUIN II King of Jerusalem

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4.         MATHILDE de Rethel .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis" as sister of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius" and records her marriage to "Odoni castellano Vitriaci"[243].  William of Tyre names "Mahaldam" as first sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, refers to her husband as "castellanus de Vitriaco", and specifies that their son "Iterius" succeeded to Rethel after the death of her brother Gervaise[244]m EUDES Châtelain de Vitry, son of --- (-[1158]).  Comte de Rethel from [1124]. 

5.         HODIERNE de Rethel .  William of Tyre names "Hodiernam" as second sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, and names her (first) husband and their son Manassès[245].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Fulcher of Chartres, the wife of Prince Roger committed adultery shamelessly with many other men[246]m firstly HERIBRAND [III] de Hierges Châtelain de Bouillon, son of HERIBRAND II de Hierges & his wife Hedwige d'Orchimont (-1114).  m secondly (1114 or after) ROGER de Hauteville Prince of Antioch, son of RICHARD Conte di Mottola, Castellaneta e Oria & his wife Altrude ([before 1085]-killed in battle Tel-Aqibrin 8 Jun 1119). 

6.         CECILE de Rethel (-after 1126).  "Cæcilia dominia Tarsi et soror regis Balduini II" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat by charter dated 1126, with the agreement of Bohémond II Prince of Antioch[247]same person as…?  [--- de Rethel ([1085][248]-)Rüdt-Collenberg suggests that Cécile may have been the wife of Lewon of Armenia[249].  He bases this also on a passage in Orderic Vitalis which refers to Lewon as "fils de Turold des Montagnes [incorrect] et oncle de la femme de Boémond" (referring to Bohémond II Prince of Antioch)[250]Orderic Vitalis relied on contemporary crusader chroniclers for his narrative of events in the Levant.  However, the origin of this specific passage concerning Lewon's family has not been traced to the most likely sources, William of Tyre, Fulcher of Chartres or Baudry of Bourgeuil.  The wife of Prince Bohémond II was Alix, daughter of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, who had previously been count of Edessa and was the brother of Cécile (see above).  No relationship between Lewon and King Baudouin has been identified in Lewon's paternal ancestry, although the known details of Lewon's paternal family are so sparse that it is not impossible that such a relationship existed (maybe more remote than a strict interpretation of the word "oncle" would imply).  Rüdt-Collenberg suggests that the relationship was through Lewon's wife's family and that therefore she was the daughter of Hugues Comte de Rethel[251].  He also refers to her possible name as "Béatrice", but the source on which this is based is unclear from his notes[252].  Turning to the 1126 charter, Rüdt-Collenberg suggests that "Cæcilia dominia Tarsi et soror regis Balduini II" also refers to the wife of Lewon[253], although he does not explain the difference of name.  "Dominia Tarsi" certainly suggests a reference to the ruler of Cilician Armenia.  Armenian sources record that Lewon's brother Thoros was still "Lord of the Mountains" in 1126.  No direct evidence has been found that Thoros shared power with his younger brother Lewon.  The marriage of Thoros/Lewon to the sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem would have taken place in the early 1100s, assuming that it was a first marriage, when Baudouin was still count of Edessa.  It would probably have taken place before Baudouin's period of imprisonment from 1104 to 1107 which followed the battle of Harran.  It is clear from his own marriage that Baudouin followed a policy of rapprochement with his Armenian neighbours.  However, it is more likely that he would have contracted a marriage alliance with the older son of the ruler in Cilicia, Thoros, rather than his younger brother Lewon whose prospects must not have been good at the time.  So what of the other known sisters of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem?  As is shown above, William of Tyre names only two, "Mahaldam" (called Mathilde in other sources) and "Hodiernam"[254], although it is possible that there were more who were otherwise unrecorded.  Mathilde was still married to Eudes de Vitry in 1126 so can be excluded.  The younger sister Hodierna had lost her second husband Roger Prince of Antioch in 1118.  It is not impossible that she married again, either Lewon or his older brother Thoros, although the name change from Hodierna is difficult to explain.  If this is correct she must have been a later wife who, the chronology suggests, was unlikely to have been the mother of the known children of whichever brother she married.  This hypothesis could explain the consent given by Bohémond II Prince of Antioch to the 1126 donation as he would have been her previous husband's successor.  In conclusion, the evidence for the precise identification of Lewon's wife is uncertain and confused, although many secondary sources, such as Europäische Stammtafeln[255], show the Rethel marriage as definite without any sign of doubt.  m ([1101/04]) [as his first wife], LEWON of Armenia [Rupenid], son of KOSTANDIN Lord of Vaghka and Parzerpert & his wife --- (-Constantinople 14 Oct 1140).  He succeeded his nephew in 1129 as LEWON I Lord of the Mountains.] 

7.         [HAWISE .  The Hyde Register lists "Hatheuuisa soror regis Jerusalem", soon after the names of King Henry I and his first wife[256].  If this list can correctly dated to the first two decades of the 12th century, as the name of King Henry and his wife indicates, Hawise was presumably the sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem.] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de RETHEL, CHÂTELAINS de VITRY

 

 

1.         EUDES de Vitry (-[1158])Châtelain de VitryThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Odoni castellano Vitriaci" when recording his marriage[257].  No other source has been identified which names Eudes in this capacity or identifies his parentage.  Comte de Rethel from [1124], de iure uxorism MATHILDE de Rethel, daughter of HUGUES [I] Comte de Rethel & his wife Melisende de Monthlery.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis" as sister of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius" and her marriage to "Odoni castellano Vitriaci"[258].  William of Tyre records "Mabalda" as first sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, refers to her husband as "castellanus de Vitriaco", and specifies that their son "Iterius" succeeded to Rethel after the death of her brother Gervaise[259]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "castellanam de Victereio" as daughter of "Hugonem comitem de Retest"[260].  She succeeded as Ctss de Rethel.  Eudes & his wife had four children: 

a)         ITHIER de Rethel (-1171)The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "comitis Witeri de Retest" as son of "castellanam de Victereio [filiam Hugonem comitem de Retest]"[261]Comte de Rethel.  Châtelain de Vitry. 

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b)         --- de Rethel .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Guitherus, pater regine Beatricis" had four sisters, the one mentioned first being wife of "Stephano Straboni de Novocastello super Axonam" by whom she had many children[262]m ETIENNE Strabo de Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne [Picardie], son of ---.  1154. 

c)         --- de Rethel .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Guitherus, pater regine Beatricis" had four sisters, the one mentioned second being mother of "Hugonem, Balduinum et matrem illorum de Hamalm ont", specifying that "Hugo primogenitus" was father of "Reinaldum de Iuncherio, patrem Lucie, qui fuit mater Isabelle castellane Barri"[263]m --- de Henalmont, son of ---. 

d)         YVETTE de Rethel .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Guitherus, pater regine Beatricis" had four sisters, the one mentioned third being "Yvecta" wife of "Miloni" by whom she was mother of "Odonem Pesel", and secondly of "Villano de Arzilliis" by whom she was mother of "Adelinam matrem Odoardi Marscalci [et] quatuor sorores"[264]m firstly MILO, son of ---.  m secondly VILLAIN d'Arzillières, son of ---.   

 

 

ITHIER de Rethel, son of EUDES de Vitry Châtelain de Vitry, Comte de Rethel & his wife Mathilde Ctss de Rethel (-1171).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "castellanum Guitherum" as son of "Odoni castellano Vitriaci" & his wife Mathilde, specifying that he succeeded his mother as Comte de Rethel[265]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "comitis Witeri de Retest" as son of "castellanam de Victereio [filiam Hugonem comitem de Retest]"[266].  "…Guitterius sororius regis…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 1128 under which "Balduinus…rex Iherusalem Latinorum secundus" granted privileges to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem[267], although "sororius" is presumably an error for "nepos".  Comte de Rethel.  A charter dated 1127 records the absolution of "Guiterus comes Registensis" who had been excommunicated by Renaud Archbishop of Reims because of his actions against church property[268].  Châtelain de Vitry.  "Albricus Matrannus et Gilo filius eius cum uxoribus et filiis eorum" donated part of the mills at Rethel to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "Guiteri Regitestensis comitis et Beatricis comitissæ et filiorum eorum Johannis et Manasse", by charter dated 1144[269].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[270].  "H comes Regitestensis et M uxor mea…et filii sui M…B et G" donated property to "Silve Majoris", confirmed by "Alexander episcopus" by charter dated 22 Jun, dated to 1168 or 1169[271].  This charter is difficult to explain satisfactorily.  Assuming that the year is correct (not specified in the charter, presumably dated to the bishop), "H" should have been "I" Comte de Rethel.  However, if that is correct, "M uxor mea" should have been "B".  The names of the first two sons could have been Manassès and Baudouin, consistent with the donor being Ithier, but no other primary source has been identified which names a third son "G".  “Iterius...comes Registensis cum uxore et filiis ac nepotibus” donated serfs to the prior of Mont Dieu by undated charter[272]

m BEATRIX de Namur, daughter of GODEFROI I Comte de Namur & his second wife Ermesinde de Luxembourg ([1115/16]-1160).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unam filiarum supradicti comitis Namurensis [=comitis Godefridi] Beatricem" as wife of "castellanum Guitherum…Vitriaci", and in a later passage naming (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife, clarifying that Beatrix married "comiti Guithero Reytestensi"[273].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the three daughters of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife as "ducissam…Ciringiorum et comitissam de Retest et…Alidem comitissam Hanoniensem"[274].  "Albricus Matrannus et Gilo filius eius cum uxoribus et filiis eorum" donated part of the mills at Rethel to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "Guiteri Regitestensis comitis et Beatricis comitissæ et filiorum eorum Johannis et Manasse", by charter dated 1144[275].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[276]

Ithier & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         BEATRIX de Rethel ([1130/32]-30 Mar 1185).  The Annals of Romoald name "Beatricem filiam comitis de Reteste" as the third wife of "rex Rogerius"[277].  The Chronicle of Romualdo Guarna names "Beatricem filiam comitis de Reteste" as the third wife of King Roger and mother of "filiam…Constantiam"[278]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugonem et Manassem cum aliis filiis et filiabus" children of "comitis Witeri de Retest", specifying that one daughter married "Rogerus rex Sicilie"[279].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, naming the first daughter "regina Sicilie Beatrix"[280].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two daughters of "comitissa Retensis [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]", specifying that "rex Sicilie Rogerus" married one as his second wife[281]m (1151) as his third wife, ROGER II King of Sicily, son of ROGER I Count of Sicily & his third wife Adelaida de Savona [Monferrato] ([22 Dec 1095][282]-Palermo 26 Feb 1154, bur Palermo Cathedral). 

2.         JEAN de Rethel (-after 1144).  "Albricus Matrannus et Gilo filius eius cum uxoribus et filiis eorum" donated part of the mills at Rethel to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "Guiteri Regitestensis comitis et Beatricis comitissæ et filiorum eorum Johannis et Manasse", by charter dated 1144[283]

3.         MANASSES de Rethel (-after 1144).  "Albricus Matrannus et Gilo filius eius cum uxoribus et filiis eorum" donated part of the mills at Rethel to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "Guiteri Regitestensis comitis et Beatricis comitissæ et filiorum eorum Johannis et Manasse", by charter dated 1144[284].  As their brother Hugues is not named in this charter, it is reasonable to assume that Jean and Manassès were older brothers who died young. 

4.         HUGUES de Rethel (-after 1166).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugonem et Manassem cum aliis filiis et filiabus" children of "comitis Witeri de Retest"[285].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, specifying that Hugues and Baudouin died childless[286].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[287].  Monk at Reims 1160.  "Hugo comes destinatus post patrem meum Regiteste", on his deathbed, donated to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "pater meus Witerus et frater meus Manasses, post me natus qui mihi successit in comitatus honorem, et dominus Albertus clericus et canonicus, Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1166[288]

5.         MANASSES [IV] de Rethel (-1198)The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugonem et Manassem cum aliis filiis et filiabus" children of "comitis Witeri de Retest"[289]Comte de Rethel

-        see below

6.         HENRI de Rethel (-[1191]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife[290]Châtelain de Vitry

-        CHÂTELAINS de VITRY

7.         BAUDOUIN de Rethel (-1198 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, specifying that Hugues and Baudouin died childless[291].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Manasserum comitem Retensem, Henricum et Balduinem milites et Albertum clericum, Leodiensis…prepositum et archidiaconum" as the four sons of "comitissa Retensis [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]"[292].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[293].  "Hugo comes destinatus post patrem meum Regiteste", on his deathbed, donated to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "pater meus Witerus et frater meus Manasses, post me natus qui mihi successit in comitatus honorem, et dominus Albertus clericus et canonicus, Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1166[294].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[295].  Seigneur de Chemery.  "Manasses comes de Rethet" granted "Burcum castellum meum" as dowry to "Felicitati filie domini Symonis de Bello Forti" for "filio meo" by charter dated to [1191], witnessed by "Castellanus frater meus et Balduinus frater meus…"[296].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[297]

8.         ALBERT de Rethel (-1213 or after).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Manasserum comitem Retensem, Henricum et Balduinem milites et Albertum clericum, Leodiensis…prepositum et archidiaconum" as the four sons of "comitissa Retensis [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]"[298].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[299].  "Hugo comes destinatus post patrem meum Regiteste", on his deathbed, donated to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "pater meus Witerus et frater meus Manasses, post me natus qui mihi successit in comitatus honorem, et dominus Albertus clericus et canonicus, Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1166[300].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[301].  Archdeacon at Liège. 

9.         SIMON de Rethel .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1176. 

10.      CLEMENCE de Rethel (-after 1190)The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugonem et Manassem cum aliis filiis et filiabus" children of "comitis Witeri de Retest", specifying that another daughter married "Hugo de Petraponte"[302].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, naming the third daughter "Clementia, alii dicunt Agatha, [uxor] nobili Hugoni de Wasnou" and their children "Robertum de Petraponte, patrem comitis Iohannis de Rocheio, Galterum de Wasnou, episcopum Hugonem Leodiensem et Margaretam domnam de Eppa, matrem alterius episcope Leodiensis nomine Iohannis"[303]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Clementia filia comitis Guitherii Reytestensis de prosapia Namucensis" as mother of "Hugo [episcopi Leodiensis]…Roberti de Petraponte et Galtheri de Wasnadino" when recording the bishop's election[304].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two daughters of "comitissa Retensis [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]", specifying that "Hugoni de Petraponte" married the second by whom he was father of "Robertus…et Hugonem clericum…Leodiensis…prepositum, archidiaconum et abbatum et postea episcopum"[305].  The bishop of Laon ratified donations to Tournai Saint-Martin made by Everardus de Moncellis et Philippus de Turro”, with the consent of “Hugo de Petreponte et uxor eius Clementia et filii eius et filie” from whom the donors held the property in fief, by charter dated 1166[306].  “Hugo...dominus Petrepontis” notified an agreement between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Engelardum de Derci...” concerning “terra de Moncellis”, in the presence of “uxoris mee Clementie et filii nostri Roberti”, by charter dated 1183, witnessed by “Galterus et Guillelmi filii mei...[307].  “Robertus...dominus Petrepontis” approved the renunciation by “mater mea Clementia” in favour of Tournai Saint-Martin of property which she had claimed “post obitum pie memorie Hugonis patris mei...jure dotis” by charter dated 1190[308]m HUGUES de Pierrepont [de “Wasnou/Vasnove”], son of --- (-[1188/90]). 

11.      daughter . The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, specifying that the second daughter was mother of "Hugonis vicedomini Cathalaunensis"[309]m GEOFFROY Vidame de Châlons, son of ---. 

 

 

MANASSES [IV] de Rethel, son of ITHIER de Vitry Comte de Rethel & his wife Beatrix de Namur (-1198)The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Hugonem et Manassem cum aliis filiis et filiabus" children of "comitis Witeri de Retest"[310].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife[311].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Manasserum comitem Retensem, Henricum et Balduinem milites et Albertum clericum, Leodiensis…prepositum et archidiaconum" as the four sons of "comitissa Retensis [filiam Godefridi comitis Namurcensi]"[312]Comte de Rethel.  "Hugo comes destinatus post patrem meum Regiteste", on his deathbed, donated to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "pater meus Witerus et frater meus Manasses, post me natus qui mihi successit in comitatus honorem, et dominus Albertus clericus et canonicus, Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1166[313].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[314].  "Manasses comes de Rethet" granted "Burcum castellum meum" as dowry to "Felicitati filie domini Symonis de Bello Forti" for "filio meo" by charter dated to [1191], witnessed by "Castellanus frater meus et Balduinus frater meus…"[315].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[316].  “Manasses comes Regitensis et Hugo unicus filius meus” reached agreement with the abbot of Saint-Denis de Reims concerning “molendinis Castellarii super Rotanam et Pontoliam constructis” by charter dated 1196[317].  “Manasses Regitestensis comes” donated property in “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[318]

m (before [1174]) MATHILDE, daughter of KONRAD Wildgraf und Graf von Kyburg & his wife Mathilde de Bar (-after 1221).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildis uxor comitis Manasseri Reytestensis [et] Cunegundis domna de Rista" as daughters of "tertia [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]"[319].  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[320].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[321].  “Manasses Regitestensis comes” donated property in “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[322]

Manassès [IV] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES [II] (-[26 May 1227/Feb 1228], bur Abbaye d'Elan).  “Manasses comes Registensis” donated “capelle Beati Petri apostoli apud Macerias site” to Reims, with the consent of “uxoris mee Mathildis et filii mei Hugonis, et Alberti, Henrici, Balduini fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 16 Sep 1176[323].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[324].  “Manasses comes Regitensis et Hugo unicus filius meus” reached agreement with the abbot of Saint-Denis de Reims concerning “molendinis Castellarii super Rotanam et Pontoliam constructis” by charter dated 1196[325].  “Manasses Regitestensis comes” donated property in “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[326]Comte de Rethel.  “Hugo Regitestensis comes” exchanged property with Saint-Pierre de Mézières “Venderesia” to Omont, with the consent of “Mathilde uxore mea et Hugone filio meo et uxore eius Felicitate”, by charter dated 1198[327].  “Hugo Registestis comes” granted rights to “burgensibus meis apud Novam Villam que est juxta Maires”, with the consent of “uxor mea Felicitas et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated Nov 1200[328].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1228 of "comes Hugo Reitestensis" and his burial "apud Eslantium abbatiam"[329]m (1186) FELICITE de Broyes Dame de Beaufort, daughter of SIMON de Broyes Seigneur de Beaufort & his wife Agnes de Joigny Dame de Ramerupt (-[Feb/Mar] 1244, bur Abbaye d'Elan).  "Hugo Registensis comes" noted a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated [1189] in which he names "viro Symone domino Bellifortis…et Felicitas uxor mea"[330].  The parentage of Félicité is confirmed by an earlier document in the same cartulary dated 1182 in which "Symon dominus Bellifortis" names "Felicitate filia mea"[331].  "Manasses comes de Rethet" granted "Burcum castellum meum" as dowry to "Felicitati filie domini Symonis de Bello Forti" for "filio meo" by charter dated to [1191], witnessed by "Castellanus frater meus et Balduinus frater meus…"[332].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[333].  "Felicitas domina Belli Fortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" granted rights in "villa de Charchericourt" to "filio meo domino Galchero, Leodicensi archidiacono", by charter dated Jan 1230[334].  "Felicitas domina Bellifortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" made a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated Jul 1243[335].  A charter dated Feb 1244 records an agreement between "Jean comte de Rethel" and "Gaucher son frère" concerning the inheritance of "la fille de feu Hugues comte de Rethel" and of "la mère dudit Gaucher"[336].  Hugues [II] & his wife had [thirteen] children: 

a)         HUGUES [III] (-[May 1242/Jun 1243]).  “Hugo Registestis comes” granted rights to “burgensibus meis apud Novam Villam que est juxta Maires”, with the consent of “uxor mea Felicitas et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated Nov 1200[337]"Hugo primogenitus domini comitis de Retiest, castellanus Yprensis et de Balluel et dominus de Fenaing, et uxor mea Mabilia" reached agreement with the church of Beaurepaire over the marshes of Beaurepaire and Fenaing by charter dated 1219[338]Châtelain d’Ypres et de Bailleul.  Hugo de Retest castellanus et...Mabilia uxor eius castellana de Ypra et de Baliuel” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin made by “Sigerus de Curtraco, filius Walteri Nepotis, et Clariscia uxor eius” by charter dated Jun 1223[339]Comte de Rethel 1228.  "Hugues comte de Rethel" granted property to "Aubri de Mohon", with the consent of "Mabille sa femme", by charter dated Sep 1229[340]Hugues comte de Rethel et sa femme Mabille comtesse de Rethel châtelaine d’Ypres et de Bailleul” renounced rights over a mill at Briel in favour of the aldermen of Ypres by charter dated Sep 1235[341]"Hugues comte de Rethel" guaranteed rights to "Manassès son frère" in "territorio de Salcia, inter Morandi metam et Bellainval…", by charter dated Mar 1236[342].  "Hugues comte de Rethel" guaranteed rights to "son frère Jean de Rethel seigneur de Saint-Hylier" in various properties by charter dated Apr 1237[343].  “Hues cuens de Retel” notified that “Jehans mes freires sires dou Chateleir” was the vassal of “Thiebaut de Bar lou fil lou conte Henri et de sa meire Phelpe contesse de Bar” for “lou molin de Barigneicort” by charter dated 9 Sep 1240[344]m firstly (before Oct 1219) as her second husband, MABILE, widow of ADAM [II] de Wallincourt, daughter of --- [Châtelain d’Ypres] & his wife Agnes Dame de Bailleul ([before 1195]-after Sep 1235).  Châtelaine d’Ypres, Dame de Bailleul.  "Mabilia castellana de Ypra et de Balliolo filia domine Agnetis bone memorie, condam domine de eodem Balliolo" donated property to "Henrico, filio Roberti de Hermecort", with the consent of "mariti mei Hugonis filii comitis de Retiest", by charter dated Oct 1219[345]"Hugo primogenitus domini comitis de Retiest, castellanus Yprensis et de Balluel et dominus de Fenaing, et uxor mea Mabilia" reached agreement with the church of Beaurepaire over the marshes of Beaurepaire and Fenaing by charter dated 1219[346]Hugo de Retest castellanus et...Mabilia uxor eius castellana de Ypra et de Baliuel” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin made by “Sigerus de Curtraco, filius Walteri Nepotis, et Clariscia uxor eius” by charter dated Jun 1223[347]"Hugues comte de Rethel" granted property to "Aubri de Mohon", with the consent of "Mabille sa femme", by charter dated Sep 1229[348]Hugues comte de Rethel et sa femme Mabille comtesse de Rethel châtelaine d’Ypres et de Bailleul” renounced rights over a mill at Briel in favour of the aldermen of Ypres by charter dated Sep 1235[349]m secondly (contract 15 May 1239) as her first husband, JEANNE de Dampierre, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders and Hainaut (-[1245/46], bur Abbaye de Sainte Hoïlde).  “Marguerite dame de Dampierre” and “Huon conte de Retest” agreed the marriage of the latter and “damoisiele Jehane ma fille”, with details of the dowry, by charter dated Nov 1239[350].  She married secondly (betrothed 3 May 1243, [Mar/Jul] 1245) as his first wife, Thibaut [II] Comte de Bar.  A charter dated Jul 1245 records an agreement between "Thibaud comte de Bar" and "Jean comte de Rethel" concerning the dowry of "Jeanne veuve de Hugues comte de Rethel" who had married the former[351].  Hugues [III] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          JEAN ([1222/23]-before Nov 1238).  The marriage contract of "Jean fils ainé de Hugues comte de Rethel" and "Arnoul d’Oudenarde chevalier…sa fille Marotte" is dated 12 Jun 1225, and provides for the marriage when Jean reached 12 years old[352].  The fact that Marguerite, successor of Mabile Châtelaine d’Ypres et Dame de Bailleul (first wife of Hugues [III] Comte de Rethel) was recorded as Châtelaine d’Ypres in Nov 1238 suggests that Jean must have died before that date otherwise he would have inherited the titles.  m (betrothed 12 Jun 1225, before Nov 1235) as her first husband, MARIE van Oudenaarde, daughter of ARNOLD [IV] Heer van Oudenaarde & his wife Alix de Rosoy (-1277 or after).  The marriage contract of "Jean fils ainé de Hugues comte de Rethel" and "Arnoul d’Oudenarde chevalier…sa fille Marotte" is dated 12 Jun 1225, and provides for the marriage when Jean reached 12 years old[353].  "Arnouls dis sires d’Oudenarde et Aelis" his wife granted revenue to "Jean de Rethel" on his marriage to "leur fille Marie", by charter dated Nov 1235[354].  Dame de Baucigny et de Montcornet.  Vrouw van Pamele.  She married secondly (before 7 Aug 1243) Godefroi de Brabant Heer van Gaesbeek.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" married "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde"[355].  A charter dated Jun 1246 records an agreement between "Jehan conte de Rethest" and "Godefroy de Louvain et Marie de Audenarde sa femme" concerning "Pertes et Tannion" which were her dower when she married "Jehan le fil le conte Huon de Rethest"[356]

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

ii)         FELICITE (-before Jul 1248).  “Jehans quens de Retest” granted revenue to “ma...sereur Agnes dame de Sillenai”, including part “que je li devoie aseoir pour l’eschaoite de Felicitas qui fut fille le conte Huon mon frere, qui jadis fu cuens de Retest”, by charter dated Jul 1248[357].  

iii)        [daughter (-[before Feb 1244]).  A charter dated Feb 1244 records an agreement between "Jean comte de Rethel" and "Gaucher son frère" concerning the inheritance of "la fille de feu Hugues comte de Rethel" and of "la mère dudit Gaucher"[358].  The wording of this translated extract suggests that the daughter in question was the only daughter of Comte Hugues.  If that is correct, it is likely that she was the same person as the daughter named Félicité above.  It is not entirely clear from the wording of this document whether the daughter had died before it was written, although the following charter suggests that this may have been the case: "Thomas de Coucy sire de Vervins et Mahaud sa femme" transferred their rights in "l’héritage de leur niece, la fille du comte Hugues" to "leur frère Jean comte de Rethel"[359].] 

b)         JEAN (-[2 Apr/15 Jul] 1251)"Hues cuens de Rethel" acknowledged that "Jehans mes freires, sires dou Chateleir" was vassal of "Thiebaut de Bar lou fil loi conte Henri et de sa meire Phelpe" for "lou moulin de Barigneicourt" by charter dated 9 Sep 1240[360]Seigneur de Chémery.  “Dominus Johannes de Chimereyo frater domini Hugonis comitis Registestensis” granted pasturage and other rights to Mont Dieu abbey, with the consent of “uxoris mee”, by charter dated Apr 1232[361].  Seigneur de Saint-Hilaire.  “Hugo Regitestensis comes” granted property to “fratri meo Johanni de Retest domino de Sancto Hilerio” by charter dated Apr 1237[362]Comte de Rethel 1243.  “Jehans cuens de Retel” swore homage to “mon cousin” Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine for “mon chastel Chastiaul Renaut”, except for obligations to “le conte de Champaingne et de Brie palatin, l’archeveske de Rains et l’abbé de Saint Remi de Rains”, by charter dated 14 Dec 1244[363].  A charter dated 15 Jul 1251 records an agreement between "Gaucher de Rethel sire de Raucourt" and "Manassès de Rethel sire du Châtelier" concerning the inheritance "du comte Jean de Rethel"[364]m firstly (before Apr 1232) AGNES de Chimay, daughter of LOUIS [IV] Comte de Chiny & his wife Mathilde d'Avesnes (-before 1235).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "secunda filia comitis de Chini et Machtildis filiæ Jacobi Avesnensis" was "domina de Agimont et de Givet" and married "domino Joanni de Retest, Hugonis in comitatu successori" by whom she had one daughter who died young[365].  “Ludovicus comes de Chisnei” reached agreement with Orval concerning “prato ante Yvodium”, with the consent of “uxor mea Mathildis...cum filiabus meis Johenne et Agnes”, by charter dated Jul 1212[366].  “Dominus Johannes de Chimereyo frater domini Hugonis comitis Registestensis” granted pasturage and other rights to Mont Dieu abbey, with the consent of “uxoris mee”, by charter dated Apr 1232[367]Dame d'Agimont et de Givet.  m secondly (contract 7 Feb 1243) as her second husband, MARIE de Thourotte, widow of JEAN de la Tournelle, daughter of JEAN de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife --- (-[1253/Mar 1256]).  The marriage contract between "Jean de Rethel" and "Jean châtelain de Noyon et de Tourotte…sa fille Marie, veuve de Jean de la Tournelle" is dated 7 Feb 1243[368].  “Marie comitisse Regitestensi” relinquished “Castellare”, granted to her by “Johanne marito eius nunc comite Registensi...in dotem”, in favour of “domino Manassero militi fratri dicti J. comitis” by charter dated 5 Nov 1243[369].  "Marie dite comtesse de Rethel et dame d’Omont, veuve de Jean comte de Rethel" confirmed that "Gaucher comte de Rethel" recognised her dower rights in "le château d’Omont" by charter dated Oct 1251[370].  "Jean de Tourotte chevalier sire de Beaufort" accepted a transfer of revenue from "Manassès de Rethel sire du Bourcq" which was previously held by "Marie veuve de Jean comte de Rethel" as dower, as part of the arrangements for his marriage to "Félicité sa fille", by charter dated Jun 1253[371].  Jean & his first wife had one child: 

i)          daughter (-young).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "secunda filia comitis de Chini et Machtildis filiæ Jacobi Avesnensis" was "domina de Agimont et de Givet" and married "domino Joanni de Retest, Hugonis in comitatu successori" by whom she had one daughter who died young[372]

c)         BEATRIX .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1218 under which “Hugo Regitestensis comes” granted property to “uxori mee Felicitati” in exchange for property which she had given to “Andree de Nantolio in matrimonio filie sue et mee Beatricis[373]m (before May 1218) ANDRE de Nanteuil-la-Fosse, son of [GAUCHER de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil-la-Fosse & his wife Helvide dame de Nanteuil-la-Fosse] (-after 1219). 

d)         CATHERINE (-after Feb 1228).  “Felicitas Regitestensis comitissa” granted annual revenue from vines “apud Buingnicourt” to “Katerine...filie mee”, with the consent of “Hugonis primogeniti filii mei”, by charter dated Sep 1221[374].  Nun at Avenay.  “Felicitas comitissa Regitestensis” granted annual revenue from “winagio meo de Buignicort” to “filie mee Katerine sanctimoniali de Avenaio”, with the consent of “Hugonis primogeniti mei”, by charter dated Feb 1227 (O.S.)[375]

e)         HELISENDE (-before 1234).  "Hugues comte de Rethel" granted "les domaines de Perthes et de Tagnon", property of "la mère dudit Hugues", to "sa fille Helissend comtesse de Perche" by charter dated Aug 1218[376].  Dame de Perthes et de Tagnon.  "Willelmus Cathalaunensis episcopus et comes Pertici" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe for the souls of "quondam memorandi…Galfridus comes Pertici frater nostrer…Thomas quondam comitem Pertici nepotem nostrum" with the consent of "Helisendis tunc temporis comitissa Pertici" by charter dated 1220[377]According to Europäische Stammtafeln[378], the first wife of Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt was Helisende Ctss du Perche.  The only contemporary of this name was Helisende de Rethel, wife of Thomas Comte du Perche.  However, the death of the latter is recorded in 1217.  No earlier marriage of his wife has been found, and in any case if she had married Erard de Brienne as her first husband she could not then have been described as "Ctss du Perche".  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Jan 1226 which refers to property owned by “Garnerio de Triangulo domino Marigniaci et Helissendi eius uxori Perticensi comitissæ[379].  “Garnerus de Triangulo dominus de Marigniaco et...Helissendis comitissa Perticensis et uxor eiusdem Garneri” transferred their rights in “Pertes et Tanion”, granted to her by her parents on her marriage to “comite Perticensi”, back to her father by charter dated Nov 1226[380]m firstly THOMAS Comte de Perche, son of GEOFFROY Comte de Perche & his second wife Mathilde of Saxony (-1217).  m secondly (before Jun 1225) GARNIER [IV] de Traînel Seigneur de Martigny, son of --- (-before Sep 1255). 

f)          MATHILDE (-[1 Jul 1259/19 Jun 1268]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1224 under which "Thomas de Coucy seigneur de Vervins" acknowledged "Hugues comte de Rethel et Félicité sa femme" had granted property at Sézanne to "leur fille Mathilde, femme dudit Thomas", with the consent of "Hugues leur fils ainé"[381].  Dame de Trie-le-Bardoul et de Charmentré.  "Thomas de Cociaco Vervini dominus" granted "homines de Tria et de Charmentrei" rights "super…terra quæ ex parte Mathildis uxoris meæ de dono Hugonis comitis Regetensis ad me devenit" by charter dated Dec 1212[382].  “Thomas de Cociaco dominus Vervini et Mathildis uxor eius” issued a charter dated Sep 1223 under the guarantee of “domini sui Theobaldi, Campaniæ et Briæ comitis palatini[383].  “Thomas de Cociaco dominus Vervini” acknowledged that “dominus meus Hugo Regitestensis comes ac domina mea uxor eius Felicitas, de assensu Hugonis primogeniti eorundem” had granted “vineas, domos...apud Sezannam” to “Mathildi uxori mee filie eorundem” by charter dated Dec 1224[384].  "Thomas de Coucy sire de Vervins et Mahaud sa femme" transferred their rights in "l’héritage de leur niece, la fille du comte Hugues" to "leur frère Jean comte de Rethel"[385].  "Mahaud dame de Vervins et Thomas de Coucy son fils sire de Vervins" donated "Montigny dalès Poys" to "Gaucher comte de Rethel" by charter dated Oct 1255[386]m (before Dec 1224) THOMAS de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins, son of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy et de Marle & his second wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-[1252/53]). 

g)         GAUCHER (-[17 Aug 1262/1 Nov 1263]).  "Felicitas domina Belli Fortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" granted rights in "villa de Charchericourt" to "filio meo domino Galchero, Leodicensi archidiacono", by charter dated Jan 1230[387].  Archdeacon at Liège 1230.  Canon at Reims 1246.  Comte de Rethel 1251.  A charter dated 15 Jul 1251 records an agreement between "Gaucher de Rethel sire de Raucourt" and "Manassès de Rethel sire du Châtelier" concerning the inheritance "du comte Jean de Rethel"[388]

h)         SIMON (-after 1233).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archdeacon at Liège. 

i)          AGNES (-after 1 Mar 1254).  “Jehans quens de Retest” granted revenue to “ma...sereur Agnes dame de Sillenai”, including part “que je li devoie aseoir pour l’eschaoite de Felicitas qui fut fille le conte Huon mon frere, qui jadis fu cuens de Retest”, by charter dated Jul 1248[389].  "Agnès dame de Seignelay" relinquished her rights in the succession "du comte Jean" to "Gaucher comte de Rethel son frère" in return for an income, by charter dated Oct 1253, confirmed by charter dated 1 Mar 1254[390].  Dame de Seignelay.  m ETIENNE de Seignelay, son of ---. 

j)          MANASSES [IV] (-[26 Jun 1271/3 Mar 1274]).  “Manasserus miles, frater comitis Registestensis” recognised his obligations to “domino suo Theobaldo Navarræ regi, Campaniæ et Bræ comiti palatino” for the lands inherited from his mother, by charter dated Jul 1234[391].  "Hugues comte de Rethel" guaranteed rights to "Manassès son frère" in "territorio de Salcia, inter Morandi metam et Bellainval…", by charter dated Mar 1236[392].  Seigneur de Saulce-au-Bois.  “Manasserus dominus de Salcia in Bosco” granted rights to the inhabitants of Sevricourt and Bertincourt, with the consent of “uxoris mee Elysabeth”, by charter dated Dec 1237 which refers to the possibility of “dominus filium suum” being knighted and “filiam suam” marrying[393].  Seigneur du Chastelet: “Marie comitisse Regitestensi” relinquished “Castellare”, granted to her by “Johanne marito eius nunc comite Registensi...in dotem”, in favour of “domino Manassero militi fratri dicti J. comitis” by charter dated 5 Nov 1243[394].  A charter dated 15 Jul 1251 records an agreement between "Gaucher de Rethel sire de Raucourt" and "Manassès de Rethel sire du Châtelier" concerning the inheritance "du comte Jean de Rethel"[395].  Seigneur du Bourq 1253.  Seigneur de Mézières 1257.  Comte de Rethel 1263.  m (before [1233]) ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after 1274).  “Manasserus dominus de Salcia in Bosco” granted rights to the inhabitants of Sevricourt and Bertincourt, with the consent of “uxoris mee Elysabeth”, by charter dated Dec 1237 which refers to the possibility of “dominus filium suum” being knighted and “filiam suam” marrying[396].  "Isabelle femme de Manassès de Rethel" approved an exchange of property by her husband by charter dated 22 Mar 1256[397].  Manassès [IV] & his wife had four children: 

i)          HUGUES [IV] (-[8 Oct 1275/1277])Comte de Rethel.  "Marie dame d’Enghien fille de Manassès comte de Rethel et d’Isabeau, veuve de Gautier seigneur d’Enghien" reached agreement with "son frère Hugues comte de Rethel" concerning her dowry by charter dated 3 Mar 1274[398].  [m firstly AGNES de Chiny Dame d’Agimont et de Givet, daughter of LOUIS [II] Comte de Chiny & his wife --- (-after 1253).  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[399].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  It should be noted that Agnes de Chiny, dame d’Agimont et de Givet, daughter of Louis [IV] Comte de Chiny married Jean de Rethel (cousin of Hugues [IV], see above).  “Louis [II] Comte de Chiny” has not otherwise been identified.  It is possible that there is confusion with the wife of Jean.]  [m secondly (before 1270) as her second husband, MARIE d’Enghien Dame de Thieusis, widow of JEAN Comte de Brienne, daughter of SOHIER d’Enghien Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem (-before 1275).  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[400].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.]  m [thirdly] (before 8 Oct 1275) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Grandpré, daughter of HENRI [V] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Isabelle de Brienne (-before 4 Apr 1292).  She married secondly (before 1277) Nicolas de Charbogne, who adopted the title Comte de Rethel.  “Dominus Nicholaus dominus de Cherbogne comes Regitestensis et domina Ysabella comitissa Regitestensis eius uxor” sold revenue “de Maceriis” to “Johanni dicto La Pance civi Remensi” by charter dated Feb 1280[401].  Hugues [IV] & his [first wife had one child]: 

(a)       [daughter (-young).  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[402].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  There may be confusion with the daughter of Jean Comte de Rethel by his first wife (see above).] 

Hugues [IV] & his third wife had one child: 

(b)       JEANNE (-after 12 Mar 1328)Ctss de Rethel.  “Jehanne contesse de Retest” granted land “en...Maisieres” to “Huechon Tranchant” by charter dated Sep 1287[403]The Continuation of the Chronicle of Jean de Saint-Victor specifies that the wife of "le conte de Nevers" returned "à son hyretage de Retest" after the death of her husband and received half the county of Nevers as her dower[404]m (Dec 1290) LOUIS de Flandre Comte de Nevers, son of ROBERT III "de Béthune" Count of Flanders & his second wife Yolande de Bourgogne [Capet] Ctss de Nevers (-Paris 24 Jul 1322, bur Paris, Frères Mineurs).  He succeeded in 1290 as Comte de Rethel, by right of his wife. 

ii)         GUYOT (-before 8 Oct 1275). 

iii)        FELICITE (-after Apr 1257).  The marriage contract between "Jean de Tourotte le jeune chevalier" and "Manassès de Rethel…sa fille Félicité" is dated 15 Oct 1252[405].  Dame de Beaufort.  A charter dated Apr 1257 records an agreement between "Jean châtelain de Noyon et de Torotte" and "Félicité dame de Beaufort veuve du fils dudit Jean" concerning her renunciation of claims to his property and that of "de feu Agnès sa femme"[406]m (contract 15 Oct 1252) JEAN de Thourotte Seigneur de Beaufort, son of JEAN [III] de Thourotte Châtelain de Noyon & his wife Agnes --- (-[Jun 1253/Apr 1257]).  "Jean de Tourotte chevalier sire de Beaufort" accepted a transfer of revenue from "Manassès de Rethel sire du Bourcq" which was previously held by "Marie veuve de Jean comte de Rethel" as dower, as part of the arrangements for his marriage to "Félicité sa fille", by charter dated Jun 1253[407]

iv)       MARIE (-Mar 1316).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married thirdly "filiam comitis Reistensis Manasserii Mariam"[408].  Dame de Machaut, de Tricot et de Béthincourt.  "Marie dame d’Enghien fille de Manassès comte de Rethel et d’Isabeau, veuve de Gautier seigneur d’Enghien" reached agreement with "son frère Hugues comte de Rethel" concerning her dowry by charter dated 3 Mar 1274[409]m (1266) as his third wife, GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur d'Enghien, son of SOHIER Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem (-[9 May] 1271). 

k)         [daughter .  The identity of the parents of Helvis is uncertain.  It is not even clear whether it was her mother or her father who was the sibling of Manassès de Rethel, although there is no record of one of Manassès’s older brothers having any surviving children.  m ---.  One child:] 

i)          HELVIS (-after Apr 1252).  “Helviz dame de Harbingnis” agreed the partition of “Dammelier” with “mon oncle monsignor Mannessier de Retest signor de Chasteleir” by charter dated Apr 1252[410].  Dame de Herbigny. 

l)          [daughter .  The identity of the parents of Agnes is uncertain.  It is assumed that her mother was the sister of Gaucher Comte de Rethel, although this is not beyond all doubt.  If it is correct, she may have been one of the other daughters of Comte Hugues [II] who are named above, except for Mathilde whose daughter Agnes is recorded as married at the estimated date of the charter.  m ---.  One child:] 

i)          AGNES (-after [1260], bur Collation).  Dame de Resson.  “Jehans kuens de Rettest” appointed arbitrators to decide a dispute between “Bauduin archidiacre de Chaalons et signor d’Autri” and “Agnes dame de Resson ma...niece” by charter dated 20 Oct 1248[411].  “Nicholas sires de Rumingni” and “Gauchier conte de Retest” agreed the marriage of “Jaquemins mes fius” and “Agneis damme de Reson niece au devant dit Gauchier” by charter dated 18 Sep 1253[412].  "Madame Agnès dame de Besson et avoueresse de Doucheri" notified "son oncle mons. Gauchier conte de Rethest" that "Roberts de Coucy" had returned "la disme de Doul" to his fief at the request of "mons. mon mari Jaqueme de Rumegni", by charter dated to [1260][413]A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" died in 1313 and was buried “au cloistre de Collation…avec sa femme Ruesse[414]m (contract 18 Sep 1253) JACQUES de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS de Rumigny & his wife --- (-1313, bur Collation). 

m)       [son (-[before 1251]).  The identity of the parent of Jean Seigneur d’Espance is uncertain.  The only sons of Hugues [II] Comte de Rethel who are named in the primary sources so far consulted during the preparation of the present document are those who are named above.  If the relationship with Rethel was through his father, the latter would presumably have been a son who was younger than Gaucher, as there appears to be no reference to his claiming the succession to the county.  This leaves Manassès or an otherwise unrecorded younger brother.  The charter dated Jan 1275, quoted below, suggests that Jean’s father could not have been Manassès, otherwise he would have succeeded as comte de Rethel by that date.  Another possibility is that Jean was the illegitimate son of one of the sons of Hugues [II].  m [--- de Dampierre, daughter of ANSEAU [I] de Dampierre Seigneur d’Espense & his wife Félicité de Cirey et d’Espense.  She is shown in Europaische Stammtafeln as the possible first wife of Manassès [IV] Comte de Rethel[415].  It is assumed that the connection is speculative, based on the assumption that Jean Seigneur d’Espance was the son of Manassès.  However, as pointed out above, the charter dated Jan 1275 which is quoted below appears to exclude this possibility.  Another possibility is that her husband was another otherwise unrecorded son of Hugues [II] Comte de Rethel.  Her family connection with Dampierre (presumably Dampierre-en-Astenois, although this has not yet been confirmed) is confirmed by the charter dated Jan 1275 under which "Jean sire de Dampierre chevalier, cousin de Jean d’Espances" declared that "Mahaud de Bretigny" had no rights in the property which her husband had sold to "Hugues comte de Rethel"[416].]  One child: 

i)          JEAN (-after Jan 1275).  “Jehans chevaliers sires d’Espance” exchanged rights over “Ateingny”, granted to him by “mes...oncles Jehans jadis cuens de Rettest”, with “mes...oncles Gauchiers cuens de Rettest” for rights “à Maisieres” by charter dated Jul 1253[417].  Seigneur d’Espance.  "Jean chevalier sire d’Espances" transferred his rights in "Attigny" to "son oncle Gaucher comte de Rethel" by charter dated Jul 1253[418].  "Jean chevalier sire d’Espances" granted revenue to "Perrot le fil l’Eswaret d’Avenson", confirmed by "son oncle Gaucher comte de Rethel", by charter dated 1 Oct 1255[419].  “Jehans diz d’Espance chevaliers” sold revenue from vines “de Retel” to “monsignour le conte de Retel” by charter dated Jan 1275, and reserved rights of “madame Mahaus de Bretigni ma famme...par raison de doaire ou par autre raison” over “ma terre d’Espance” by another charter of the same date[420]m firstly AGNES [Columbella], daughter of --- (-after 17 Jul Jul 1253).  “Domina Agnes dicta Columbella uxor domini Johannis de Espancia militis” approved the exchange between “Galcherum comitem Registestensem” and “dictum J. de Espancia” [see above] by charter dated 17 Jul 1253[421]m secondly (before Jan 1275) MATHILDE de Bretigny, daughter of ---.  “Jehans diz d’Espance chevaliers” sold revenue from vines “de Retel” to “monsignour le conte de Retel” by charter dated Jan 1275, and reserved rights of “madame Mahaus de Bretigni ma famme...par raison de doaire ou par autre raison” over “ma terre d’Espance” by another charter of the same date[422]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    NOBILITY in RETHEL

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de HIERGES, CHÂTELAINS de BOUILLON

 

 

Hierges was located near Givet in the north of the county of Champagne, close to the border with the county of Namur.  A charter dated 1127 records that “Rainaldus Remensis ecclesiæ...minister” conceded “castellum…Bullion” as a fief to “Alberoni Leodiensium episcopo”, naming “quatuor...de castellaniis de Buillon, Gualterum...de Buillon, Ingonem de Mirenvalt, Manassem de Herge, Ingonem filium Lamberti, et quatuor de aliis casatis suis Cingerum advocatum, Galterum castellanum de Hoio, Rainaldum de Jupperi, Lambertum de Tiembeche[423]

 

 

1.         HERIBRAND [I] de Hierges, son of --- (-after 1069).  Châtelain de Bouillon.  m ---.  The name of Héribrand’s wife is not known.  Héribrand [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HERIBRAND [II] de Hierges .  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[424].  Châtelain de Bouillon.  The Chronicon Sancti Huberti names "Liegarde amita Arnulfi comitis", her husband "Richizonis" and their four sons "Hugo et Ludovicus, Rodericus et Riquinus", recording that "Riquinus" was killed by "Heribrando Bulionensi" and buried at St Hubert (dated to before 1084)[425].  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[426]m HEDWIGE d'Orchimont, daughter of GISELBERT d'Orchimont [Argenteau] & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Héribrand [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          HERIBRAND [III] de Hierges (-1114).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Châtelain de Bouillon. 

-         see below

ii)         [ARNOUL de Hierges (-murdered 1124).  He was captured by Turks in 1123, and murdered the following year.] 

b)         ALBERT de Hierges (-after 1069).  "…Herbranni castellani, Herbranni filii sui, Alberti filii sui…" subscribed the charter dated 1069 under which "Godefridus…dux et marchio" donated the church of Saint-Dagobert de Stenay to Gorze[427]

 

 

HERIBRAND [III] de Hierges, son of HERIBRAND [II] de Hierges Châtelain de Bouillon & his wife Hedwige d'Orchimont (-1114).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Châtelain de Bouillon.  [Domesday Book records land held by “Herbrand” in Boyatt in Mansbridge Hundred in Hampshire[428].  It is not known whether this entry relates to Héribrand de Hierges, but the name is indicative.]  Albert of Aix names "…Herebrandus de Buillon…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[429]

m as her first husband, HODIERNE de Rethel, daughter of HUGUES I Comte de Rethel (-[1118]).  William of Tyre records "Hodierna" as second sister of Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, and names her (first) husband and her son Manassès[430].  She married secondly Roger de Hauteville Prince of Antioch.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  According to Fulcher of Chartres, the wife of Prince Roger committed adultery shamelessly with many other men[431].  1126. 

Héribrand [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         MANASSES de Hierges (-[Brogne Abbey] 8 Jan 1176).  William of Tyre names him and specifies that he was "consobrinus" of Mélisende Queen of Jerusalem[432].   Manassem nobilem virum de Hirge” donated property to Brogne after deciding to leave for Jerusalem by charter dated 1140[433]Constable of Jerusalem: "De baronibus: Manasses constabularius, Robertus Crispini pincerna, Orricus vicecomes Neapolitanus, Sado marescalcus..." subscribed the charter dated 20 Feb 1146 under which King Baudouin III donated land “in territorio Tyriensi” to St. Mary Josaphat[434].  "Amalricus filius reginæ, Rohardus Bencellinus [?] vicecomes, Philippus de Neapoli, Manases constabularius..." subscribed the charter dated 1150 after 22 Jun under which Queen Mélisende confirmed a donation to Saint-Lazare[435].  He was removed from office in 1152.  He was captured by the Turks 1152, but released when he promised to leave the East, which he did in 1154[436].  Alexander Bishop of Liège notified donations to Alne, including the donation of “à Fontaines...l’avouerie” made by “Gérard de Thuin du consentement de sa femme Béatrix et de ses co-héritiers”, by charter dated 1165, witnessed by “...Lodovicus advocatus Hasbanie...Manisserus de Hirge, Arnulphus de Sirche, Guedericus de Walecurt...[437].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...feodum domini Manasse de Hergeis…” in De Sparnaco[438]The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1175 of "vir nobilis Manasses de Lingez" and that of "filius suus Herbrandus" 40 days after his father[439]The necrology of Brogne records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Manasses de Hirgia, conversus et monacus hujus loci" and his donation of a relic of the holy cross[440]m firstly (1152) as her second husband, HELVIS of Rama, widow of BALIAN Lord of Ibelin, daughter of BAUDOUIN [I] Lord of Rama & his wife Stephanie --- ([1115]-after 1158).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Helvoys" as the daughter of "mesire Baudoyn" & his wife, recording that she married "Belleem a la Barbe"[441].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1160 under which "Hugo de Ybelino…Ramathensis domino" names "Balduini avi mei"[442], which can only refer to his maternal grandfather as his paternal grandfather's name is deduced as Balian from other sources.  She became heiress of Rama on the death of her brother in [1148].  William of Tyre describes her as "domini Baliani senioris viduam" when recording her second marriage[443].  The Lignages d'Outremer record her second marriage to "le conestable Manassier" after the death of her first husband[444].  "Balduinus…in sancta Iherusalem Latinorum rex quartus" confirmed the donation by "Hugo de Hybelino et…fratris sui Balduini et sororis sue Hermengardis domine Tiberiadis et matris sue Helois…" to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem by charter dated 14 Jan 1155[445]m secondly ALIX de Chiny, daughter of ALBERT Comte de Chiny & his wife --- (-9 Aug, after 1177, bur Brogne Abbey).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "comes Ludovicus, Theodericus de Marleriis, episcopus Arnulphus Virdunensis, domna de Hirges et Ida domna de Asperomonte et mater Rogerii de Walehem" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[446], although "Namucensis" is an error for "Cisneiensis".  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[447].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "V Id Aug" of "Alaidis domina de Hierge uxor domini Manassis"[448].  Manassès & his first wife had two children:

a)         HELVIS de Hierges ([1153/54]-).  The Lignages d'Outremer refer to the two daughters of "le conestable Manassier" and his wife Helvis as "[la] feme de Mesire Anciau de Brie…[et] [la] feme de sire Hugue de Mimars", stating that the former was "ayole de Johan de Brie, et dou mareschau sire Johan d'Antioche et de la dame de Genido"[449].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (1167 or before) ANSEAU de Brie, son of ---.  Anseau & his wife had three children: 

i)          ANSEAU de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ansiau et…Johan de Brie" as sons of "Ansiau de Brie"[450]

ii)         JEAN de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ansiau et…Johan de Brie" as sons of "Ansiau de Brie"[451].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer lists Jean's descendants[452]

iii)        HELVIS de Brie .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Heloys, une des nieces dou grant Baudoyn de Ybelin, fille dou grant Ansiau de Brie" as wife of "Johan…seignor d'Arsur"[453].  The Lignages d'Outremer record that "Johan le seignor d'Arsur…sa feme Heloys", after the death of her first husband, married secondly "Vilain d'Aneui", who hanged himself by his hat while hunting in the forest of Arsur, and thirdly "Jofrei de Kafran" who was killed by a horse[454]m firstly JEAN of Arsur, son of ---.  m secondly VILAIN d'Aneui, son of --- (-killed Arsur ----).  m thirdly GEOFFROY de Cafran, son of ---. 

b)         ISABELLE de Hierges ([1153/54]-).  The Lignages d'Outremer refer to the two daughters of "le conestable Manassier" and his wife Helvis as "[la] feme de Mesire Anciau de Brie…[et] [la] feme de sire Hugue de Mimars", stating that the latter was "ayole de Balian de Mimars"[455].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m (before 1180) HUGUES de Mimars, son of ---.  1171/81.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

i)          RENAUD de Mimars .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "…Ysabiau…suer de Renaut de Mimars"[456].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer lists his descendants[457]

ii)         ISABELLE de Mimars .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Heloys, une des nieces dou grant Baudoyn de Ybelin, fille dou grant Ansiau de Brie" as wife of "Johan…seignor d'Arsur", and "l'autre niece Ysabiau…suer de Renaut de Mimars" who was wife of "[le] seignor de Saone et ot une fille" and who after their land was lost and her husband dead "par povreté" married her daughter "a un Geneveis…Bonveissin" who had two sons "Bonveissin qui morut sanz hoirs et l'autre Baudoin Bonvoisin qui fut pere de ceste dame de Quelie"[458]m firstly --- Seigneur de Saône, son of ---.  m secondly --- Bonvoisin, son of ---. 

Manassès & his second wife had [eight] children:

c)         HERIBRAND de Hierges (-16 Feb 1177).  The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1175 of "vir nobilis Manasses de Lingez" and that of "filius suus Herbrandus" 40 days after his father[459]The necrology of Brogne records the death "XIV Kal Mar" of "Hebrandus miles filius domini Manasses de Hierge", for whose soul "sua quondam conjux" donated "decem solidos in villa sua de Bossut"[460]

d)         HENRI de Hierges (-[26 Jan or 25 Nov] 1213)Seigneur de Hierges.  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Kal Feb" of "vir nobilis dominus de Hirge"[461].  It is not known to which of the seigneurs de Hierges this entry refers.  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Kal Dec" of "Henrici militis de Hirgia"[462].]  m YOLANDE de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [III] Seigneur de Rumigny & his wife Eva de Chièvres (-before 1248).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra possedit" & his wife[463].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[464]"Gobertus dominus de Bivel...Hugo dominus de Florines...Yolendis domina de Hirgia" declared that “dominus Egidius miles dominus de Hirgia” had donated revenue “in duobus molendinis de Hiergia et de Valcellis” to Waulsort by charter dated 1219[465]Henri & his wife had three children: 

i)          GILLES de Hierges (-1219)Seigneur de Hierges"Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][466]Châtelain de Bouillon.  "Ludovici comitis de Chisni, Egidii de Hierge, Arnulphi de Morelmes, Jacobi de Orcismont" signed the charter dated 1218 under which "Rogerus de Cimaco…castellaniam de Covinio" confirmed his rights and those of the bishop of Liège in Couvin[467]"Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[468]"Gobertus dominus de Bivel...Hugo dominus de Florines...Yolendis domina de Hirgia" declared that “dominus Egidius miles dominus de Hirgia” had donated revenue “in duobus molendinis de Hiergia et de Valcellis” to Waulsort by charter dated 1219[469]m ([1218/19]) as her first marriage, HELVIDE de Faing, daughter of THIERRY de Faing [Faing sous Jamoigne, Luxembourg] avoué de Waulsort et d’Hastière & his wife Ida --- (-after 21 Apr 1239).  She married secondly (1220) Gilles Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort.  Her two marriages are confirmed by the bull dated 8 Apr 1236 from Pope Gregory IX instructing the bishop of Liège to issue dispensation for the marriage between “Aegidium dominum de Rupe Forti et H. eius uxorem”, recording that “Egidio domino de Rupe Forti” had notified that “quondam Egidius dominus de Hyerge” (who was related to him in 3° consanguinity) had when “infra annos nubiles” contracted marriage with “H. uxore sua” and lived with her “in domo sua per quinque meses”, and that the former had married her, lived with her for 15 years and procreated “plures ex ea filios[470].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1218 under which "Theodericus miles de Fen advocatus ecclesie Walciodorensis" donated revenue from his duties “super winagium meum” to Waulsort, with the consent of “uxore mea domina Ida et Heribrando domino hujus feodi[471], read together with the ratification of this donation made by Gilles seigneur de Walcourt et Héluide de Faing son épouse” by charter dated Nov 1221[472]Egidius miles de Ruppeforti et de Wallecuria...nec Helvidis uxor mea” was obliged to destroy property he had built “in villa de Hasteriis” after the arbitration of “Henricum dominum de Huffalize” by charter dated 21 Apr 1239[473]

ii)         EVA de Hierges "Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][474]"Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[475]m GOBERT d'Orbais Seigneur de Rioul, son of ENGUERRAND Seigneur d’Orbais & [his second wife ---] (-1232). 

iii)        D--- (-after [1214]).  "Egidius dominus de Hyrgia" reached agreement with Saint-Hubert, Ardenne concerning the avoueries of Vaucelles and Doische, with the agreement of "Gobertus sororius meus et D. soror mea de Byul", by charter dated to [1214][476]m --- de Bioul, son of ---.  "Gobertus dominus de Bivel...Hugo dominus de Florines...Yolendis domina de Hirgia" declared that “dominus Egidius miles dominus de Hirgia” had donated revenue “in duobus molendinis de Hiergia et de Valcellis” to Waulsort by charter dated 1219[477].  It is not known whether “Gobertus dominus de Bivel” was the husband or son of “D---“, although the chronology appears tight for him to have been her son. 

e)         ALBERT de Hierges (-killed 25/26 Jul 1208)Bishop of Verdun 1186.  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the abdication in 1186 of “Henricus” and the succession of “Albertus[478].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[479].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record that “Albertus episcopus” was killed (“lancea interemptus”) in 1208 and succeeded by “Robertus primicerius[480]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1208 “apud Virdunum inter clericos et laicos grave...discordie” which resulted in the mortal wounding of “eorum episcopus Albertus de Hirges[481]

f)          LOUIS de Hierges .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation as Bishop of Verdun of "Albertus de Hirgis nepos ex sorore episcopi Arnulfi et comitis de Cisneio Ludovici et Theoderici de Marleriis", recalling that he had a brother "Ludowicum qui longo tempore fuit abbas Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis"[482].  Abbot of Saint-Vidon, Verdun. 

g)         GAUTHIER de Hierges (-18 Sep ----).  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XIV Kal Oct" of "Gualterus miles filius domini Manassis de Hirgia"[483]

h)         [FADIE .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Fadie et Hodierne" as the children of "le conestable Menassier [et] de sa feme espouse", stating that Fadie married "Reymont, le fis de Hue de Giblet"[484].  Another manuscript of the Lignages d'Outremer clarifies the name of her husband when it names "Fadie, la fille dou conestable Menassier" as the wife of "Guilliaume, l'autre fis de Hue l'Embriac, seignor de Giblet"[485].  The first passage does not name the mother of the two daughters Fadie and Hodierne.  However, it confuses the order of Manassès's marriages, recording that he married Helvis of Rama (who was most likely his first wife, as shown above) after the death of his first wife, the mother of Fadie and Hodierne, implying clearly that their mother was Manassès's other wife.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[486], Fadie was the daughter of Manassès by his first marriage.  The chronology of the family of the Lords of Jebail suggests that Guillaume's wife was born after Helvis of Rama would have ceased to be of child-bearing age.  The implication is that Fadie and Hodierne must have been the daughters of a subsequent marriage.  No record has been found of Manassès having another wife besides Alix de Chiny, who presumably therefore must have been the mother of these two daughters, although the issue is not without doubt.  m GUILLAUME Embriaco of Jebail, son of GUILLAUME Embriaco Lord of Jebail & his wife Sancha --- (-1200 or after).] 

i)          [HODIERNE .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Fadie et Hodierne" as the children of "le conestable Menassier [et] de sa feme espouse", stating that Hodierne married "le seignour dou Grantgerin" and that they were parents of "Henri qui s'en ala outremer en Constantinople et ot les Pigas", naming his children and one granddaughter[487].  The passage does not name the mother of these two daughters.  As explained above in relation to Hodierne's sister Fadie, it is more probable that the two sisters were Manassès's daughters by his second marriage, although the question is not without doubt.  m --- Seigneur de Grantgerin, son of ---.] 

j)          MELISENDE de Hierges (-[1200]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m GUILLAUME de Gommegnies, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         THIERRYm MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which her son "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[488].  Thierry & his wife had children: 

a)         HERIBRAND (-after 25 May 1189).  Châtelain de Bouillon.  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus", on the point of leaving on crusade, donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, which records an earlier donation for the soul of "Margaretæ primæ meæ coniugis" naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis", in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[489]m firstly MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which her husband "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, recording an earlier donation for the soul of "Margaretæ primæ meæ coniugis"[490]m secondly IDA de Han-sur-Liesse, daughter of GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liesse & his wife Helwide ---.  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[491].  Heribrand & his first wife had [three] children: 

i)          [--- .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which [her father] "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[492].  The listing of those present in this document suggests that the donor may have had three daughters, with “Nicolai de Ham generi mei” representing his wife who would have been Héribrand’s oldest daughter and the two younger daughters (both of whom were presumably unmarried at the time) acting in their own names.  This interpretation of the document is not beyond doubt.  m NICHOLAS de Han-sur-Liesse, son of GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liesse & his wife Helwide ---.  Châtelain de Bouillon.] 

ii)         CECILE .  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[493]

iii)        AGNES .  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[494]

b)         THIERRY .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which his brother "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[495]

c)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which his brother "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, naming "Henrici nepotis mei advocati præfati altaris…Theodorico fratre meo de Turri et Arnulpho sororio meo de Monte Sancti Martini…patris nostri Theoderici et matris nostræ Mathildis"[496]m ARNOUL de Mont-Saint-Martin, son of ---. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de NEUFCHÂTEL [en Ardenne]

 

 

The castle of Neuchâtel-en-Ardenne was first recorded in 741.  Einhard records that, after the death of Charles “Martel” in 741, his widow incited her son Grifo to rebel against his older half-brothers, during the course of which Charles’s oldest son Carloman imprisoned Grifo "in Novo-castello...juxta Arduennam", adding that it was said that Grifo remained imprisoned there until Carloman left for Rome (dated to late 747)[497].  The Royal Frankish Annals also record that Grifo rebelled, incited by his mother, but was defeated at Laon and imprisoned by Carloman at Neufchâtel in the Ardennes[498]

 

 

1.         HUGUES (-before Jun 1239).  m as her first husband, LUCIE Dame de Marliers, Châtelaine de Mézières, daughter of --- (-after Oct 1239).  “Lucie dame de Marliers et chastelainne de Maisieres et...Thiebuas ses fix sires dou Nuefchastel en Ardenne” founded the chapel of Saint-Bale near Donchéry by charter dated Mar 1229[499].  “Lucie dame de Marliers et Thiebaus mes filz sires del Nufchastel” committed to make donations to Orval, for the anniversary of “monsignor Huon mon mari”, by charter dated Jun 1239[500].  She married secondly Aubry de Certisy.  “Bauduins sire d’Autri” granted property “au bois d’Arches, la moitiè de ce je avoie ancontre monsignor Aubri de Certisi et madame de Marliers sa femme” to “Huon conte de Retest” by charter dated Oct 1239[501].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIEBAUT de Neuchâtel (-after Sep 1271).  Seigneur de Neufchâtel [en Ardenne].  Lucie dame de Marliers et chastelainne de Maisieres et...Thiebuas ses fix sires dou Nuefchastel en Ardenne” founded the chapel of Saint-Bale near Donchéry by charter dated Mar 1229[502].  “Lucie dame de Marliers et Thiebaus mes filz sires del Nufchastel” committed to make donations to Orval, for the anniversary of “monsignor Huon mon mari”, by charter dated Jun 1239[503].  Seigneur de Marliers, châtelain de Mézières, Seigneur de Vrigne.  “Thiebaus sires de Marliers chastellains de Maisieres et sires de Vrigne” confirmed donations of property made “puis le deces de madame ma mere” to Saint-Bale by charter dated 30 Apr 1258[504].  “Thiebaus sires de Marliers et de Nuefchestial” donated harvest to Orval, for the souls of “...mes enfans”, with the consent of “ma femme Katherine, de Arnut mon filh”, by charter dated Sep 1271[505]m CATHERINE, daughter of --- (-after Sep 1271).  “Thiebaus sires de Marliers et de Nuefchestial” donated harvest to Orval, for the souls of “...mes enfans”, with the consent of “ma femme Katherine, de Arnut mon filh”, by charter dated Sep 1271[506].  Thierry & his wife had children: 

i)          ARNAUD .  “Thiebaus sires de Marliers et de Nuefchestial” donated harvest to Orval, for the souls of “...mes enfans”, with the consent of “ma femme Katherine, de Arnut mon filh”, by charter dated Sep 1271[507]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de RESSON

 

 

Resson is located about 5 kilometres east of the town of Rethel. 

 

 

1.         VILAIN d’Aulnay, son of --- (-after May 1247).  Seigneur de Resson, presumably inherited from his wife’s family which has not been traced.  “Villanus de Alneto armiger dominus de Resson” confirmed that “Richard maire de Rethel et Marie sa femme” sold part of “decima de Pargny et de Resson” to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated May 1247[508]

 

2.         VILAIN de Resson (-after Nov 1283).  “...Monseigneur Vilain de Resson et Monseigr Renaut de Resson chevaliers” are  named among fiefholders of “Jehan d’Olizy chevalier” who swore allegiance to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated Nov 1283[509].  The proximity of their names in this document suggests that Vilain and Renaud may have been brothers of first cousins.  same person as...?  VILAIN de Resson .  The chronology suggests that this Vilain de Resson may have been the same as the person named in Nov 1283.  m ALIX de la Lobe, daughter of ---.  Aalis de lo Boe [corrected to “de la Lobe” in the manuscript], femme jadis à noble homme mons. Villain jadis chevalier seigneur de Resson” confirmed holding property “en la ville de Pergny” by charter dated 13 Feb 1323[510].  Vilain & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Resson (-after 25 Mar 1323)Renaus chevaliers sires de Lor et chastelains de Laon” confirmed holding property “en la terre de Resson pour cause de la dame de Lor nostre compaigne”, as well as half the property held by “madame Aalis jadis femme à nostre...seingneur mons. Villain jadis seingneur de Resson” as dower, by charter dated 25 Mar 1323[511]m ([before 1295?]) RENAUD de Lor, son of --- (-killed in battle Cassel [23/24] Aug 1328, bur Saint-Bertin). 

 

3.         RENAUD de Resson (-before Dec 1303).  “...Monseigneur Vilain de Resson et Monseigr Renaut de Resson chevaliers” are  named among fiefholders of “Jehan d’Olizy chevalier” who swore allegiance to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated Nov 1283[512].  The proximity of their names in this document suggests that Vilain and Renaud may have been brothers of first cousins.  m AGNES, daughter of ---.  She is named in the charter of her son dated Dec 1303.  The primary source which confirms her family origin has not been identified.  Renaud & his wife had one child: 

a)         ERNOUS de Resson .  “Ernous de Resson écuyer” ratified the foundation of a chapel, by “Messire Renaud de Resson chevalier son père et dame Agnès sa mère” for the souls of “damoisele Hermine, damoisele Isabial et Simon, jadis curé de Pargny”, by charter dated Dec 1303[513]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de ROZOY

 

 

Rozoy-sur-Serre is located in the present-day French département of Aisne, north-west of Rethel.  In 877, Rozoy lay within the sphere of influence of the newly-founded abbey of Compiègne Saint-Corneille: Charles I “le Chauve” King of the West Franks founded the abbey of Compiègne, and recorded donations including the donation of “in pago Noviomensi...duas partes decimæ de Andriaco villa...Cincinniaco, Aminiaco, Vienna, Roseto, Salmuntiaco, Antiniaco...”, by charter dated 5 May 877[514].  In the early 11th century, Rozoy was under the jurisdiction of the kings of the West Franks under the lordship of the ecclesiast Helgaud whose tomb at Laon Saint-Vincent records “Hilgaudus dominus de Roseto clericus[515].  Adalbero Bishop of Laon confirmed that “homo devotus Hilgadus” founded the church of Saint-Laurent “in Rozeti suo allodio”, with the authorisation of “principibus Francorum Roberto”, by charter dated 1018, quoted in a charter dated 1114[516].  No further corroborated reference to a seigneur de Rozoy has been found until the appearance of Clarembaud in a charter dated 1129, as shown below.  Clarembaud must have been a personage of some prominence in his local area to have married the widow of the comte de Rethel, who was also the daughter of the comte de Namur.  No indication has been found of his parentage or earlier background. 

 

 

1.         CLAREMBAUD de Rozoy (-before 1158)Seigneur de RozoyClérembaud et sa femme seigneurs de Rozoy” consented to donations “situés à Pommereux et à Moranzy, commune d’Agnicourt” to Laon Saint-Martin by charter dated 1129[517]The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Clarembaldus de Roseto” donated property to Bucilly in 1135[518]"Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[519].  The bishop of Laon confirmed donations made to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Clarembaldus de Roseto” in compensation for damage caused, for the souls of himself “et filii sui Roberti”, by charter dated 1142[520]m (before 1129) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Namur, widow of GERVAIS Comte de Rethel, daughter of GODEFROY I Comte de Namur & his first wife Sibylle de Château-Porcien.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius" (recording that he resigned as archbishop of Reims and married), specifying that her mother was "Sibilla filia comitis Rogeri Porcensis", and recording her second marriage with "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and their children "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia que ex nobili viro Philippo de Altaripa genuit Mathildem quam habuit Windus Doiscenus [Doische, Namur, Philippeville?] et de Erpens [Erpent, Namur?]"[521].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[522].  “Clérembaud et sa femme seigneurs de Rozoy” consented to donations “situés à Pommereux et à Moranzy, commune d’Agnicourt” to Laon Saint-Martin by charter dated 1129[523].  "Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[524]Clarembaud & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ROBERT de Rozoy (-after 1142).  The bishop of Laon confirmed donations made to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Clarembaldus de Roseto” in compensation for damage caused, for the souls of himself “et filii sui Roberti”, by charter dated 1142[525]

b)         RENAUD de Rozoy (-before 1190).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia..." as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[526]Seigneur de Rozoy

-        see below

c)         ROGER de Rozoy (-1201)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia..." as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[527].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife[528]Bishop of Laon 1174.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1201 the deaths of "Cathalaunensis Rotroldus et Laudunensis Rogerus episcopi, qui fuit patruus Rogeri de Roseto, cui succedit quidam Renaldus"[529]

d)         ALIDE de Rozoy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia..." as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[530].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Roger married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[531]m GILLES de Chimay, son of ALARD [IV] de Chimay & his wife Ida de Coucy (-after 1172). 

e)         ANCHELISE de Rozoy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia que ex nobili viro Philippo de Altaripa genuit Mathildem quam habuit Windus Doiscenus [Doische, Namur, Philippeville?] et de Erpens [Erpent, Namur?]" as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[532]m PHILIPPE de Hauterive, son of ---. 

f)          [--- .  It is probable that the mother of Elisabeth was one of the sisters of Bishop Roger who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          ELISABETH (-after 1185).  A charter of Vauclair dated 1185 names "Ingelranni de Bova et Elizabeth uxoris eius neptis Rogeri Laudunensis episcopi"[533]m as his first wife, ENGUERRAND [II] de Coucy Seigneur de Boves, son of ROBERT de Coucy Seigneur de Boves & his wife Beatrix de Saint-Pol --- (-[1222/24]). 

 

 

RENAUD de Rozoy, son of CLAREMBAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Elisabeth de Namur (-before 1190).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia..." as the children of "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and his wife "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis"[534]Seigneur de Rozoy.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Renaud married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[535].  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao", and the donation made by “Rainaldus...de Roseto[536]Rainaldus dominus de Roseto” donated “aisentias totius terre mee in aquis in plantis in nemoribus et in pascuis” to Laon Saint-Martin, with the consent of “Juliane uxoris me et liberorum meorum Roberti et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 1171[537].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…Rogerus [presumably an error for Rainaldus] de Roseto, de feodo de Chaorse, Rogerus de Rosai filius…” in De Sparnaco[538]The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco” settled disputes with the church of Bucilly in 1181, with the agreement of “Hugo frater ipsius Nicolai”, and with “dominus Jacobus de Guisia, dominus Raynaldus de Roseto et dominus Nicolaus de Barbenchon” as guarantors[539]

m JULIANE de Rumigny, daughter of NICOLAS [III] Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny & his wife Eva de Chièvres (-after Jan 1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Renaud married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[540].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[541].  “Rainaldus dominus de Roseto” donated “aisentias totius terre mee in aquis in plantis in nemoribus et in pascuis” to Laon Saint-Martin, with the consent of “Juliane uxoris me et liberorum meorum Roberti et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 1171[542].  A charter dated 1190 records the rights of “la commune des Autels” and that “Nicholaus dominus de Rumigniaco” noted that “soror mea Juliana et nepos meus Rogerus dominus de Roseto cum fratre suo Nicholao sub manum mean cub cujus tutela erant” had promised to respect the provisions[543]"Rogerus dominus de Rozeto" confirmed the relinquishment of property in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Juliana mater mea et Nicholaus frater meus”, at the request of “domini Ingelranni de Cociaco comitis de Pertico”, by charter dated 1205[544]"Nicholaus frater domini Rogeri de Roseto...et Juliana mater mea" renounced rights in “nemorum de Estraon” in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille by charter dated 1205[545].  Dame de Baucigny/Bancigny [Vervins, Aisne, Picardie].  "Juliana domina de Bancegnies" sold rights “in nemoribus de Estrahon” to Compiègne Saint-Corneille by charter dated 1205[546].  Roland explains Juliane holding this seigneurie because “elle était donc déjà veuve à cette date et avait son douaire sur la terre de Bancigny[547].  This explanation is not entirely satisfactory as the charter dated 1190 quoted above shows that Juliane was already a widow at that date, but no subsequent documents name her “dame de Bancigny”.  It is unlikely that Juliane held Bancigny through an otherwise unrecorded second marriage as she passed the territory to her children by her husband Renaud de Rozoy.  “Nicholaus de Roseto” agreed to restore damage caused to the church of Reims, with “matrem meam Julianam dominam de Baucigni, dominum et fratrem meum Rogerum de Roseto, Gaucherum de Rumigniaco et Colinum fratrem eius” as guarantors, by charter dated Jan 1210 (O.S.)[548]

Renaud & his wife had four children: 

1.         ROBERT de Rozoy (-after 1171).  Rainaldus dominus de Roseto” donated “aisentias totius terre mee in aquis in plantis in nemoribus et in pascuis” to Laon Saint-Martin, with the consent of “Juliane uxoris me et liberorum meorum Roberti et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 1171[549]

2.         ELISABETH de Rozoy (-after 1220)Rainaldus dominus de Roseto” donated “aisentias totius terre mee in aquis in plantis in nemoribus et in pascuis” to Laon Saint-Martin, with the consent of “Juliane uxoris me et liberorum meorum Roberti et Elisabeth”, by charter dated 1171[550]Elisabeth de Rosoy dame de Château-Porcien...file de Renaud de Rosoy, fils d’Enguerrand des Boves” compensated Signy “considérant que son mariage avait été la cause de ces torts” and wishing that “elle et sa fille participassent aux prières des moines” by charter dated 1206[551].  The reference to “Enguerrand des Boves” is not understood.  “Elisabeth de Rosoi dame de Château-Porcien” confirmed donations made to Signy by her ancestors and donated “le droit de silvagio dans les bois de Signy” by charter dated 1207[552].  “Elisabeth de Rosoi dame de Château-Porcien” confirmed donations made to Signy by “Clerembaud et Elisabeth ses grand’père et mère” by charter dated Apr 1207[553].  “Elisabeth de Rosoy dame de Château-Porcien” donated “une somme...sur sa maison de Grand-champ” to Signy by charter dated 1220[554]m GEOFFROY Seigneur de Château-Porcien, son of GEOFFROY [I] de Grandpré Seigneur de Château-Porcien & his wife Alix de Bazoches (-[1196/1207]). 

3.         ROGER [I] de Rozoy (-after May 1239)The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Renaud married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[555].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…Rogerus [presumably an error for Rainaldus] de Roseto, de feodo de Chaorse, Rogerus de Rosai filius…” in De Sparnaco[556]Seigneur de RozoyA charter dated 1190 records the rights of “la commune des Autels” and that “Nicholaus dominus de Rumigniaco” noted that “soror mea Juliana et nepos meus Rogerus dominus de Roseto cum fratre suo Nicholao sub manum mean cub cujus tutela erant” had promised to respect the provisions[557]"Rogerus dominus de Rozeto" confirmed the relinquishment of property in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Juliana mater mea et Nicholaus frater meus”, at the request of “domini Ingelranni de Cociaco comitis de Pertico”, by charter dated 1205[558].  Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between the monks of Saint-Denis and Roger de Rozoi” concerning “la maison de Chaourse” by charter dated [Oct] 1207[559]Nicholaus de Roseto” agreed to restore damage caused to the church of Reims, with “matrem meam Julianam dominam de Baucigni, dominum et fratrem meum Rogerum de Roseto, Gaucherum de Rumigniaco et Colinum fratrem eius” as guarantors, by charter dated Jan 1210 (O.S.)[560]Roger de Rozoy” renounced claims over revenue in favour of Signy “pour après la mort de sa femme Alix” by charter dated 1212[561]Arnoul d’Oudenarde” guaranteed the loyalty of “Daniel de Masquelines”, with the consent of “Roger de Rozoi son seigneur”, by charter dated [Jul 1215][562].  Seigneur de Chaumont: Rogerus dominus Roseti in Tereschia” declared holding “castrum meum de Chaumont” from Blanche Comtesse de Troyes and her son and declared himself her vassal except for his obligations to the king of France, the bishop of Laon and the abbot of Saint-Denis by charter dated Jan 1220[563]Henri comte de Salm et Clémence sa femme” discharged “Roger Sr de Chaumont et Alix sa femme de moitié de la dot de Clémence” by charter dated 1227[564].  His date of death is estimated from the undated charter of his daughter Juliane, quoted below, which must be dated before the death of her husband who is also named in the document.  m (before 1212) ALIX d’Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-after Jul 1237).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "Aelidis secunda filia" married "domino Rogero de Rosoy" by whom she had one son and four daughters and naming their descendants[565].  Her marriage is dated by the following document: Roger de Rozoy” renounced claims over revenue in favour of Signy “pour après la mort de sa femme Alix” by charter dated 1212[566]Mathildis domina de Rumegny” donated “duo diurnalia vinearum apud Ars” to Orval, with the consent of “abbas Aureævallis et soror mea de Rosoir”, by charter dated Jul 1237[567].  Roger & his wife had five children: 

a)         ROGER [II] de Rozoy (-killed in battle Fariskur 6 Apr 1250).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Rogerus" as the son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", adding that he was childless by his three marriages and was killed “in prælio ubi captus fuit Rex Ludovicus[568].  “Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[569].  Roger Sr de Chaumont et de Rosoy chevalier et Alix sa femme” renounced rights in favour of Signy by charter dated Jun 1246[570]Rogiers sires de Rosoy et de Chaumont” granted rights to the inhabitants of Rozoy, with the consent of “Aelis ma famme”, by charter dated May 1249[571]m firstly SOPHIE de Pinon, daughter of ROBERT de Coucy Seigneur de Pinon & his [first/second wife Elisabeth de Pierrepont/Gode Dame de Raineval].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogerus", son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", married firstly “filiam domini Roberti de Couchi[572]m secondly --- von Heinsberg, daughter of [DIRK [I] Heer van Valkenburg, Herr von Heinsberg & his second wife Beatrix ---].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogerus", son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", married secondly “filiam domini de Hensberghe in Alemannia[573].  The father of this daughter has not been identified positively.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been Dirk [I] Heer van Valkenburg, Herr von Heinsberg.  If that is correct, it appears more likely that she was born from his second marriage.  m thirdly ALIX de Montmorency, daughter of [BOUCHARD Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Isabelle de Laval] (-after May 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogerus", son of "Aelidis secunda filia...[Jacobus]" and "domino Rogero de Rosoy", married thirdly “filiam domini de Montmorenchi in Francia[574].  From a chronological point of view, it appears likely that she was the daughter of Bouchard Seigneur de Montmorency.  Her name is indicated by the following documents: Roger Sr de Chaumont et de Rosoy chevalier et Alix sa femme” renounced rights in favour of Signy by charter dated Jun 1246[575]Rogiers sires de Rosoy et de Chaumont” granted rights to the inhabitants of Rozoy, with the consent of “Aelis ma famme”, by charter dated May 1249[576]

b)         ALIX de Rozoy (-after Feb 1265)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Rogeri soror primogenita...Aelidis" married "domino Arnulpho de Audenarde" and had one son and one daughter[577].  "Arnouls dis sires d’Oudenarde et Aelis" his wife granted revenue to "Jean de Rethel" on his marriage to "leur fille Marie", by charter dated Nov 1235[578].  Under a codicil dated Aug 1242, Arnould d’Audenarde” appointed as his executors “Eustache de Rœux chevalier son cousin, Bauduin de Mervenghien, Alix sa femme, Robert de Saint-Jacques et Eustache de Gand, frère cordeliers[579]Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[580].  Heiress of Rozoy.  Aelidis domina quondam de Audenarde et nunc domina de Lessines” donated property to "ecclesiæ de Cantiprato", for the soul of "bonæ memoriæ Arnoldi quondam mariti", by charter dated 1259[581].  “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde et domina de Lesines” donated property “in tenemento de Baffia” to Cambron, with the consent of “Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated Feb 1264 (O.S.)[582]m firstly ARNOUD [IV] Heer van Oudenaarde, son of GISELBERT Heer van Oudenaarde & his wife Richilde de Tournai (-after Aug 1242).  m secondly (before 1259) --- de Lesines, son of ---. 

c)         JULIANE de Rozoy (-after 1251)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "secunda filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic ac dominæ Aelidis...Juliana" married "domino Goberto de Asperomonte" and had four sons and two daughters[583].  “Gobertus dominus Asperimontis et Duni et Juliana uxor eius” donated their part “in decima de Lyons et de Mervaulx” to the hospital at Dun by charter dated Aug 1234[584]Gobert d’Apremont et Julienne sa femme fille de feu Roger de Rosoy l’aîné” acknowledged receipt from “Roger de Rosoy frère de Julienne” relating to “les alleux de leur père à Dizy, Fraillecourt, Reneville” by undated charter[585].  This document is dated to [1270] in the compilation which is impossible in view of the date of death of Juliane’s husband.  Juliana domina de Duno quondam uxor Goberti domini Asperimontis” acknowledged that “Johannes li Bois de Duno fidelis meis” had renounced claims in favour of Orval, by charter dated May 1239[586].  “Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[587].  m (before 1221) GOBERT [VI] d’Aspremont, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur d’Aspremont & his wife Elisabeth de Dampierre (-before May 1239). 

d)         CLEMENCE de Rozoy ([1195/1212]-after 28 Mar 1285)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "tertia filia domini Rogeri de Rosoic...Clementia" married "comiti de Salmis in Ardenna" and had one son (“Guilelmus” who married “filiam comitis Juliacensis Wilelmi”) and one daughter (who married “domino de Ayste” who predeceased his father, but had “filium...Robertum” although the land was inherited by “eius patruum dominum Joffredum”)[588].  The chronology of her family suggests that Clémence was born in [1195/1220], her marriage date before 1227 narrowing the range to [1195/1212].  Henri comte de Salm et Clémence sa femme” discharged “Roger Sr de Chaumont et Alix sa femme de moitié de la dot de Clémence” by charter dated 1227[589]Clementia comitissa Salmensis” noted the donations made by “Aelidis dicta domina de Audenarde, Juliana dicta domina de Asperomonte...sorores meæ...[et] Rogero domino Rosetensi...fratri meo” and the monks at Signy by charter dated 1246[590].  Clémence’s involvement in the following three charters suggests that her dowry was Montcornet and Montloué.  “Henris cuens de Saumes, sires de Montcornet et de Manloueis et...Climence sa feme” agreed a payment to the monks at Laval-Roy should they be disturbed in the possession of property with they had donated to them “a Manloueiz” by charter dated Oct 1250[591].  “Henris, cons” and “Clamence contesse de Sames” confirmed a donation to the monks of Sainte-Catherine de Houffalize made by “Johant dit Copechod, de Cereu” by charter dated 6 Aug 1255[592].  “Henricus comes de Seaumes et dominus de Monte Cornuto et de Manloués et Clementia uxor eius comitissa et domina eorundem locorum et Willelmus eorundem filius” confirmed donations at “Monte Cornuto” made to the monks of Montreuil en Thiérache by charter dated Mar 1256 (O.S.)[593].  “Henris cuens de Syames et Climance sa feme contesse de Syaumes” declared owing “son relief” to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne for “la tierce partie de Chaumont qui fu mon signor Rogier de Resei nostre frere” by charter dated Jun 1257[594].  “Climence comtesse de Saumes dame de Montcornet et de Manloueiz” confirmed the donation of harvest to Laval-Roy “a Manloueiz” made by “ie et mes sires li cuens Henris de Saumes” by charter dated 21 Jul 1259[595].  “Climence contesse de Saumes dame de Montcornet” confirmed the establishment of boundaries of land in Montcornet in favour of Laval-Roy by charter dated May 1267[596].  “Clémence contesse de Saumes et dame de Montcornet” sold “touz noz bois...en Ostourmont” to Philippe III King of France by charter dated Feb 1270[597].  A charter dated 28 Mar 1285 records that Henri de Louvain Seigneur de Herstal declared that his brother Arnaud had guaranteed his lands at “Brunhiamés...[et] en la chastelrie de Rosoit en Tyraische” to “Clémenche contesse de Sames” to assure payment for “Montcornet” which she had sold[598]m HEINRICH [III] Graf von Salm, son of --- (-[Jun 1257/21 Jul 1259]). 

e)         --- de Rozoy .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "quarta filia...domini Rogeri de Rosoic" was "abbatissa...apud monasterium in Theoracia"[599]

4.         NICOLAS de Rozoy (-after Jan 1211).  A charter dated 1190 records the rights of “la commune des Autels” and that “Nicholaus dominus de Rumigniaco” noted that “soror mea Juliana et nepos meus Rogerus dominus de Roseto cum fratre suo Nicholao sub manum mean cub cujus tutela erant” had promised to respect the provisions[600]"Rogerus dominus de Rozeto" confirmed the relinquishment of property in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Juliana mater mea et Nicholaus frater meus”, at the request of “domini Ingelranni de Cociaco comitis de Pertico”, by charter dated 1205[601]"Nicholaus frater domini Rogeri de Roseto...et Juliana mater mea" renounced rights in “nemorum de Estraon” in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille by charter dated 1205[602].  “Nicholaus de Roseto” agreed to restore damage caused to the church of Reims, with “matrem meam Julianam dominam de Baucigni, dominum et fratrem meum Rogerum de Roseto, Gaucherum de Rumigniaco et Colinum fratrem eius” as guarantors, by charter dated Jan 1210 (O.S.)[603]m ---.  The name of Nicolas’s wife is not known.  Nicolas & his wife had one child: 

a)         JULIANE de Rozoy (-before 23 Sep 1240, bur Cambron).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (contract Feb 1237) as his first wife, WAUTHIER [III] Seigneur de Ligne, son of WAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Ligne & his first wife Marguerite de Fontaines-l’Evêque (-[1295]). 

 

 

1.         RAOUL de Rozoy (-after 1247).  “Raoul de Rosoy et Alix sa femme” renounced rights in favour of Signy by charter dated 1247[604]m ALIX, daughter of ---.  “Raoul de Rosoy et Alix sa femme” renounced rights in favour of Signy by charter dated 1247[605]

 

2.         GILLES de Rozoy (-after May 1257).  Seigneur de Château-Porcien.  “Gilles de Rosoy Sr de Château-Porcien et Isabelle sa femme” renounced claims in favour of Signy by charter dated May 1257[606]m ISABELLE [de Château-Porcien], daughter of [RAOUL Seigneur de Château-Porcien & his wife Agnes ---] (-after May 1257).  Barthélemy records her parentage and first marriage with “Jacques de Montchâlons” without citing any primary source on which this information is based[607].  “Gilles de Rosoy Sr de Château-Porcien et Isabelle sa femme” renounced claims in favour of Signy by charter dated May 1257[608]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de SEDAN

 

 

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

 

 

EBERHARD von der Mark, son of EBERHARD von der Mark Seigneur de Lumain, Avoué de Hesbaie & his wife Marie de Looz-Agimont (-14 Oct 1440)Seigneur de Lummen, Avoué de Hesbaie.  Seigneur de Neufchâteau.  Seigneur de Sedan: Eberhard bought the seigneurie de Sedan in 1424 from his brother-in-law Louis Seigneur de Braquemont[609]

m firstly (5 Aug 1405) MARIE de Braquemont, widow of JEAN de Dargies Seigneur de Béthencourt, daughter of GUILLAUME de Braquemont & his wife ---. 

m secondly (contract 12 Mar 1418) AGNES de Rochefort Dame de Rochefort, de Montaigu et d’Agimont, daughter of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont & his wife (-22 Mar 1441, bur Saint-Rémy). 

Eberhard [Evrard] & his first wife had children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de la Marck (-after 1480).  Seigneur de Sedan.  Seigneur d’Arenberg.  m (1443) AGNES von Virneburg, daughter of ROBERT Graf von Virneburg & his wife ---.  Jean [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT de la Marck (-killed siege of Yvoy 1489)Seigneur de SedanDuc de Bouillon: Robert bought the pledge of the duchy of Bouillon from his younger brother Guillaume Seigneur de Lumain [1483][610]

-        DUCS de BOUILLON

b)         EVRARD de la Marck (-19 Jun 1506)Seigneur d’Arenberg. 

-        SEIGNEURS d’ARENBERG[611]

c)         GUILLAUME de la Marck (-beheaded Maastricht Jun 1485).  Seigneur de Lumain.  Guillaume supported the people of Liège in their rebellion against Charles Duke of Burgundy and Louis de Bourbon Bishop of Liège and was rewarded, by treaty dated at Tongres 22 May 1483, by Jan van Horn Bishop of Liège, the sum awarded being guaranteed by a pledge of the duchy of Bouillon (which Guillaume sold to his older brother Robert)[612].  He was captured by Maximilian Archduke of Austria, and tried at Maastricht where he was beheaded. 

-        SEIGNEURS DE LUMAIN[613]

2.         ELISABETH de la Marck m GEORG von Sayn Graf von Wittgenstein, son of ---.  

Eberhard [Evrard] & his second wife had children: 

3.         EVRARD de la Marck .  Seigneur de Rochefort.  

4.         LOUIS de la Marck (-1498).  Seigneur de Rochefort. 

-        SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT

 

 

 

F.      DUCS de BOUILLON

 

 

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

 

 

ROBERT [I] de la Marck, son of JEAN [I] de la Marck Seigneur de Sedan, Seigneur d’Arenberg & his wife Agnes von Virneburg (-killed siege of Yvoy 1489)Seigneur de Sedan.  Seigneur de Florenges.  Duc de Bouillon: Robert bought the pledge of the duchy of Bouillon from his younger brother Guillaume Seigneur de Lumain [1483][614]

m ([1449]) JEANNE de Marlay dite du Saulx, daughter of COLART de Marlay Seigneur de Saulx & his wife ---. 

Robert [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         ROBERT [II] de la Marck (-1536)Duc de Bouillon.  Seigneur de Sedan.  m (1491) CATHERINE de Croÿ, daughter of PHILIPPE de Croÿ Comte de Chimay & his wife Walpurga von Mörs (-1544).  Robert [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT [III] de la Marck dit le maréchal de Marck (-Longjumeau 21 Dec 1536, bur Sedan Saint-Laurent)Maréchal de France 1526.  Duc de Bouillon 1536.  m (Vigny 1 Jun 1510) GUILLEMETTE de Commercy, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Commercy Comte de Braine, Seigneur de Commercy [Saarbrücken] & his wife Marie d’Amboise (-Château de Braine 20 Sep 1571, bur Braine Saint-Yved).  Robert [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROBERT [IV] de la Marck (-1556)Duc de Bouillon

-         see below.  

2.         ERARD de la Marck (-Liège 16 Feb 1538, bur Liège Cathedral).  Bishop of Liège.  Bishop of Chartres.  Cardinal. 

 

 

ROBERT [IV] de la Marck, son of ROBERT [III] de la Marck Duc de Bouillon & his wife Guillemette de Commercy (-1556)Duc de Bouillon Maréchal de France, Seigneur de Sedan. 

m (Paris, Le Louvre 19 Jan 1538) FRANÇOISE de Brezé Ctss de Maulévrier, daughter of LOUIS de Brézé Comte de Maulevrier & his second wife Diane de Poitiers [later Dss de Valentinois] (-1574, bur Saint-Yved de Braine). 

Robert [IV] & his wife had children: 

1.         HENRI ROBERT de la Marck (7 Feb 1539-2 Dec 1574)Duc de Bouillon, Prince de Sedan.  m (contract Paris 7 Feb 1558) FRANÇOISE de Bourbon, daughter of LOUIS de Bourbon Duc de Montpensier & his first wife Jacqueline de Longwy Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine (-1587).  Henri Robert & his wife had children: 

a)         GUILLAUME ROBERT de la Marck (Sedan 1 Jan 1562-Geneva 1 Jan 1588).  Duc de Bouillon, Prince de Sedan. 

b)         JEAN de la Marck (4 May 1564-6 Oct 1587).  Comte de la Marck. 

c)         CHARLOTTE de la Marck (5 Nov 1574-Château de Sedan 15 May 1594)Duchesse de Bouillonm (contract 15 Oct 1591) as his first wife, HENRI de la Tour Vicomte de Turenne, son of FRANÇOIS [III] de la Tour Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Eléonore de Montmorency (Joze en Auvergne 28 Sep 1555-Sedan 25 Mar 1623, bur Sedan).  Duc de Bouillon, Prince de Sedan. 

2.         CHARLES ROBERT de la Marck (-Sep 1622, bur Braine Saint-Yved)Comte de Maulévrier et de Braine. 

-        COMTES de MAULEVRIER, COMTES de BRAINE[615]

3.         ANTOINETTE de la Marck (25 Mar 1542-Château de Pezenas 1591)m (contract Escouen 26 Jan 1558) as his first wife, HENRI [I] de Montmorency, son of ANNE Duc de Montmorency & his wife Madeleine de Savoye (Chantilly 15 Jun 1534-la Grange de Pezenas, Languedoc 2 Apr 1614, bur Montmorency Saint-Martin).  Duc de Montmorency 1579. 

4.         GUILLEMETTE de la Marck (26 Sep 1545-1592, bur Ligny)m firstly (1558) JEAN de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne et de Ligny, son of ANTOINE de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne et de Ligny & his wife Marguerite de Savoie (-Brienne 1 Jul 1576, bur Ligny-en-Barrois).  m secondly (5 Aug 1579) GEORGES EPAMINONDAS de Bauffremont Comte de Croisilles, son of ---.  

5.         DIANE de la Marck (16 Jun 1544-after 2 May 1612)m firstly (contract 6 Jan 1558) JACQUES de Clève Seigneur d’Orval, son of FRANÇOIS Duc de Nevers & his first wife Marguerite de Bourbon (1 Oct 1544-Montigny near Lyon 6 Sep 1564).  Marquis d’Isle 1560.  He succeeded his brother in 1563 as Duc de Nevers, Comte d’Eu, Comte de Rethel.  m secondly (17 May 1570) HENRI de Clermont Vicomte de Taillard, son of ANTOINE de Clermont Comte de Clermont et de Tonnerre & his wife Françoise de Poitiers Saint-Vallier.  m thirdly (7 Dec 1579) JEAN Babou Comte de Sagonne, son of JEAN Babou Seigneur de la Bourdaisière & his wife Françoise Robertet. 

 

 

HENRI de la Tour, son of FRANÇOIS [III] de la Tour Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Eléonore de Montmorency (Joze en Auvergne 28 Sep 1555-Sedan 25 Mar 1623, bur Sedan)The testament of “François de la Tour vicomte de Turenne”, dated 13 Aug 1557, appointed as his heir “Henry de la Tour mon fils et de dame Leonor de Montmorency jadis mon espouse[616]Vicomte de Turenne.  The testament of “Magdeleine de la Tour comtesse de Tende vefve de feu...Honorat de Savoye”, dated 11 Jun 1580, chose burial “en l’eglise de Montmorency prez de ses parents”, and appointed “M. le Vicomte de Turenne son frere” as her heir[617]Duc de Bouillon 1591.  Maréchal de France Mar 1592.  

m firstly (contract 15 Oct 1591) CHARLOTTE de la Marck Duchesse de Bouillon, daughter of HENRI ROBERT de la Marck Duc de Bouillon, Prince de Sedan & his wife Françoise de Bourbon (5 Nov 1574-Château de Sedan 15 May 1594). 

m secondly (The Hague 15 Apr 1595) ELISABETH Pss van Oranje, Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of WILLEM I "Taciturnus/the Silent" Prins van Oranje Graf von Nassau, Stadhouder of the Netherlands & his third wife Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier (Middelburg 26 Mar 1577-Sedan 3 Sep 1642, bur Sedan). 

Henri & his second wife had seven children: 

1.         MARIE de la Tour ([1599/1600]-Thouars 24 May 1665)m (contract Sedan 9 Feb 1619) her maternal first cousin, HENRI de la Trémouïlle Duc de Thouars, son of CLAUDE de La Trémoïlle Duc de Thouars & his wife Charlotte Brabantina Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau (1599-Château de Thouars 21 Jan 1674, bur Thouars). 

2.         JULIENNE CATHERINE de la Tour (-Oct 1638)m (contract 13 Dec 1627) FRANÇOIS de la Rochefoucauld Comte de Roye et de Roucy, son of CHARLES de la Rochefoucauld Comte de Roucy & his wife Claude de Gontaut-Biron. 

3.         ELISABETH de la Tour (-1 Dec 1685).  m (contract 17 Sep 1619) GUY ALDONCE de Durfort Marquis de Duras et de Lorges, son of JACQUES de Durfort Marquis de Duras & his wife Marguerite de Montgommery Dame de Lorges. 

4.         FREDERIC MAURICE de la Tour (Sedan 22 Oct 1605-Pontoise 9 Aug 1652, bur Evreux Saint-Taurin, transferred to Cluny).  Prince de Sedan.  Duc de Bouillon 1623.  m (contract 1 Feb 1634) ELEONORE CATHERINE FEBRONIE de Berghes Ctss de Berghes, daughter of FREDERIC Comte de Berghes & his wife Françoise de Ravenel (-[1614/15]-9 Aug 1657, bur Evreux Saint-Taurin, transferred to Cluny).  Frédéric Maurice & his wife had children: 

a)         ELISABETH de la Tour (Maastricht 11 May 1635- Paris 23 Oct 1680)m (20 May 1656) as his second wife, CHARLES de Lorraine, son of CHARLES de Lorraine Duc d’Elbœuf & his wife Catherine Henriette de Bourbon Mademoiselle de Vendôme (1620-Paris 4 May 1692, bur Paris, église des Dominicains du Faubourg Saint-Jacques).  He succeeded his father in 1657 as Duc d'Elbœuf, pair de France.  He succeeded in 1675 as Duc de Guise. 

b)         LOUISE CHARLOTTE de la Tour (Sedan 1638-16 May 1683).  Mademoiselle de Bouillon.  

c)         AMELIE de la Tour (Maastricht 1640-1696 or 1698).  Nun at Paris, Carmélites du Faubourg Saint-Jacques 1660. 

d)         GODEFROI MAURICE de la Tour (21 Jun 1641-25 Jul 1721, bur Evreux)Duc de Bouillon

-        see below

e)         FREDERIC MAURICE de la Tour (Lanquais 15 Jan 1642-Paris 23 Nov 1707, bur Carmélites du Faubourg Saint-Jacques).  Comte d’Auvergne et d’Oliergues 1675. 

-        COMTES d’AUVERGNE

f)          EMMANUEL THEODOSE de la Tour (24 Aug 1644-Rome 7 Mar 1715).  Cardinal.  Grand Aumônier de France. 

g)         HYPOLITE de la Tour (Rome 11 Feb 1645-).  Nun at Paris, Carmélites du Faubourg Saint-Jacques. 

h)         CONSTANTIN IGNACE de la Tour (Rome 10 Mar 1646-3 Oct 1670).  Knight of Malta.  Duc de Château-Thierry.  Chevalier de Bouillon. 

i)          HENRY IGNACE de la Tour (Paris 2 Feb 1650-killed Colmar 20 Feb 1675).  Comte d’Evreux.  Knight of Malta.  Chevalier de Bouillon. 

j)          MAURICIENNE FEBRONIE de la Tour (Munich 30 Sep 1638-Türkheim, Swabia 20 Mar 1705, bur Munich St Michael)Mademoiselle de Bouillon dite Pss d'Evreux.  m (Château-Thierry 24 Apr 1668) MAXIMILIAN Herzog von Bayern, Landgraf von Leuchtenberg, son of MAXIMILIAN I Elector of Bavaria & his second wife Maria Anna Archduchess of Austria (Munich 30 Sep 1638-Türkheim, Swabia 20 Mar 1705, bur Munich St Michael)

5.         HENRIETTE CATHERINE de la Tourm (contract 11 Apr 1629) AMAURY Goyon Marquis de la Houssaye, Comte de Quintin, son of ---. 

6.         HENRI de la Tour (Sedan 11 Sep 1611-killed in battle 27 Jul 1675, bur Saint-Denis)Vicomte de Turenne.  Maréchal de France.  m (1653) CHARLOTTE de Caumont, daughter of ARMAND de Caumont Duc de la Force & his first wife Jeanne de la Rochefaton Dame de Saveilles ([1622/23]-Paris 13 Apr 1666).  

7.         CHARLOTTE de la Tour (-Jul 1662).  

 

 

GODEFROI MAURICE de la Tour, son of FREDERIC MAURICE de la Tour Duc de Bouillon & his wife Eléonore Catherine Fébronie de Berghes (21 Jun 1641-25 Jul 1721, bur Evreux)Duc de Bouillon

m (Paris Le Louvre 20 Apr 1662) MARIA ANNA Mancini, daughter of MICHELE LORENZO Mancini & his wife Geronima Mazzarino (Rome 1649-Paris 21 Jun 1714). 

Godefroi Maurice & his wife had children: 

1.         LOUIS de la Tour (16 Jan 1665-Enghien 4 Aug 1692).  m (1691) as her first husband, ANNE GENEVIEVE de Levy-Ventadour, daughter of LOUIS CHARLES de Levy Duc de Ventadour & his wife Charlotte Eléonore Madeleine de la Mothe-Houdancourt.  She married secondly Hercule Mériadec de Rohan.  

2.         EMMANUEL THEODOSE de la Tour (1668-1730)Duc de Bouillon.  Grand Chambellan de France.  m firstly (1 Feb 1696) MARIE ARMANDE VICTOIRE de la Trémoïlle, daughter of CHARLES BELGIQUE HOLLANDE de la Trémoïlle Duc de Thouars & his wife Madeleine de Créquy (1677-5 Mar 1717, bur Paris église des Capucines).  m secondly (4 Jan 1718, defect in formalities corrected 13 Apr 1719) LOUISE FRANÇOISE ANGELIQUE le Tellier, daughter of LOUIS MARIE le Tellier Marquis de Barbezieux & his wife Marie Thérèse Delphine d’Alegre (-8 Jul 1719, bur Theatins).  m thirdly (26 May 1720) ANNE MARIE CHRISTINE de Simiane-de-Moncha de Gordes, daughter of FRANÇOIS LOUIS CLAUDE EDME de Simiane Comte de Moncha & his wife Anne Thérèse de Simiane de Gordes (-8 Aug 1722).  m fourthly (21 Mar 1725) LOUISE HENRIETTE FRANÇOISE de Lorraine, daughter of ANNE MARIE JOSEPH de Lorraine Prince de Guise, Comte d’Harcourt & his wife Marie Louise Christine de Castille-Montjeu.  Emmanuel Théodose & his first wife had children: 

a)         ARMANDE de la Tour (28 Aug 1697-13 Apr 1717)m (23 Feb 1716) LOUIS de Melun Prince d’Epinoy, Duc de Joyeuse, son of LOUIS de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his wife Elisabeth de Lorraine-Lillebonne. 

b)         FREDERIC MAURICE CASIMIR de la Tour (24 Oct 1702-Strasbourg 1 Oct 1723)Prince de Turenne.  m (Neus, Silesia by proxy 25 Aug 1723, in person Strasbourg 20 Sep 1723) as her first husband, MARIA CHARLOTTE Sobieska Pss of Poland, daughter of JAKUB LUDWIK Sobieski Prince of Poland and his wife Hedwig Elisabeth Amalie Pss von Pfalz-Neuburg (1697-1740).  Père Anselme records her parentage and first and second marriages[618]

c)         MARIE HORTENSE VICTOIRE de la Tour (27 Jan 1704-)m (29 Jan 1725) CHARLES ARMAND RENE de la Trémoïlle Duc de Thouars, son of CHARLES LOUIS BRETAGNE de la Trémoïlle Duc de Thouars & his wife Marie Madeleine de la Fayette (Jan 1708-). 

d)         CHARLES GODEFROI de la Tour (16 Jul 1706-Château de Montalet 24 Oct 1771)Duc de Bouillon 1730.  Grand Chambellan de France 1728 to 1747.  m (Papal dispensation 6 Mar 1724, 2 Apr 1724) as her second husband, MARIA CHARLOTTE Sobieska Pss of Poland, widow of FREDERIC MAURICE CASIMIR de la Tour Prince de Turenne, daughter of JAKUB LUDWIK Sobieski Prince of Poland and his wife Hedwig Elisabeth Amalie Pss von Pfalz-Neuburg (1697-1740).  Père Anselme records her parentage and first and second marriages[619].  Charles Godefroi & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE LOUISE HENRIETTE JEANNE de la Tour (15 Aug 1725-1793).  Mademoiselle d’Auvergne.  m JULES HERCULE MERIADEC de Rohan Prince de Guémenée Duc de Montbazon, son of ---. 

ii)         GODEFROI CHARLES HENRI de la Tour (Paris 27 Jan 1728-Château de Navarre, near Evreux 3 Dec 1792).  Prince de Turenne.  Duc de Bouillon.  Duc d’Albret.  Duc de Château-Thierry.  Comte d’Evreux.  Grand Chambellan de France 1747 to 1775.  m firstly LOUISE HENRIETTE de Lorraine, daughter of --- (1718-1788).  m secondly (Evreux 23 May 1789) MARIE FRANÇOISE HENRIETTE de Banastre, daughter of --- (1775-1816).  Godefroi Charles Henri & his first wife had children: 

(a)       JACQUES LEOPOLD de la Tour (15 Jan 1746-7 Feb 1802).  Prince de Turenne.  Duc de Bouillon 1792.  m (Carlsburg 17 Jul 1766) MARIA HEDWIG ELEONORA Gräfin von Hessen-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, daughter of KONSTANTIN Landgraf von Hessen-Rheinfels zu Eschwege und Rotenburg & his first wife Sophie Gräfin von Starhemberg  (Rotenburg 26 Jun 1748-Paris 25 Jul 1801, bur Paris). 

3.         EUGENE MAURICE de la Tour (29 Mar 1669-21 Nov 1672, bur Evreux). 

4.         FREDERIC JULES de la Tour (2 May 1672-after 1725).  Knight of Malta. 

5.         HENRI LOUIS de la Tour (-after 1708).  Comte d’Evreux. 

6.         LOUISE JULIE de la Tour .  m (22 Jun 1698) FRANÇOIS ARMAND de Rohan dit le prince de Montbazon, son of CHARLES de Rohan Prince de Guemené, Duc de Montbazon & his wife Charlotte Elisabeth de Cochefilet-Vauvineux. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRANDPRE

 

 

The county of Grandpré emerged in the western part of the county of Dormois (see UPPER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY), covering the cantons of Vienne le Château, Grandpré, Buzancy, Dun and Varennes.

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de GRANDPRE

 

 

HENRI [I], son of HENRI [Hezelin] Comte & his wife --- de Porcien (-before 1151).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Grandpré et de Porcien.  Comte de Verdun 1120/1124. 

m ERMENTRUDE de Joux, daughter of CONON "Falcon" de La Sarraz [Grandson] & his wife Aelis de Ramerupt.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ebalum et…episcopum Laudunensem Bartholomeum et eorum sorores" as children of "Aeliz de Sarrata in Burgundia", specifying that one sister married "Henrico comiti de Grandi prato Hescelini filio"[620]The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "unam sororum domni Bartholomei" as wife of "Henricus de Grandi-prato"[621].  The Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis names "Ermentrudis" as one of "aliis filiis et filiabus" of Foulques de Joux and his wife, adding that she married "Henricus comes de Grandiprato"[622]

Comte Henri [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

2.         HENRI [II] de Grandpré (-[1188/90])The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum" as son "Henrico comiti de Grandi prato" & his wife, specifying that he was buried "in Fusneio"[623]Comte de Grandpré"Henricus comes Grandiprati, Gaufridus frater eius, Willelmus de S. Maura" subscribed a charter dated 1179 under which "Henricus comes Palatinus Trecensis" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat[624].  [m [firstly] BEATRIX de Joinville, daughter of ROGER Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Aldearde de VignoryThe Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Gaufridum Grossum Robertum et Guidonem episcopum Cathalaunensem et Beatricem comitissam de Grandiprato" as children of "Rogerus de Iovevilla Gaufridi filius" & his wife[625].  No other source has been identified which records Beatrix as the wife of a Comte de Grandpré.  If Alberic is correct, the chronology suggests that Beatrix’s husband was Henri [II] Comte de Grandpré, possibly as his first wife.]  m [secondly] LIUTGARD de Luxembourg, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Luitgard von Beichlingen.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names the wife of "Henricus Waflart comes Grandi-prati" as "comitissam de Luceleburch"[626].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato" when recording that her first cousin "Henricus comes Namurcensis" challenged her succession in Luxembourg after her father died[627].  Comte Henri [II] & his [second] wife had two children: 

a)         HENRI [III] de Grandpré (-1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…agnomine Wafflart" as son of "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato"[628]Comte de Grandpré

-        see below

b)         ROBERT de Grandpré (-1217)Bishop of Verdun 1208.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1208 that “Robertus primicerius patruus comitis de Grandiprato” succeeded as bishop of Verdun “post multas altercaciones, sive iuste, sive iniuste” after “episcopus Albertus de Hirges” was killed[629].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records that “Albertum thesaurarium” and “Robertum de Grandi-prato” were chosen as bishop of Verdun by different factions, and that Albert was favoured “in curia imperatoris” but was killed, leaving the succession to “Robertus primicerius[630].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record that “Albertus episcopus” was killed (“lancea interemptus”) in 1208 and succeeded by “Robertus primicerius[631].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1217 of “Robertus episcopus Virdunensis” and the succession of “Iohannes de Aspero-monte, qui fundavit monasterium sancti Nicolai in Prato[632]

3.         GEOFFROY de Grandpré (-before 1184)"Henricus comes Grandiprati, Gaufridus frater eius, Willelmus de S. Maura" subscribed a charter dated 1179 under which "Henricus comes Palatinus Trecensis" donated property to the church of St Marie, Josaphat[633]Seigneur de Château-Porcien et de Balham. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-PORCIEN et de BALHAM

4.         ROBERT de Grandpré .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archdeacon at Chalon 1150/89. 

5.         RENAUD de Grandpré .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Sommepy.  1178. 

6.         [ALIX de Grandpré The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Henricum et Adelidem" as children of "Henricus de Grandi-prato" & his wife, specifying that Alix married firstly "Godefrido de Durbuil, frater comitis de Namuco et comitis de Rupe" and secondly "Godefrido de Aissa"[634].   This suggested parentage of the wife of “Godefrido de Durbuil” is far from satisfactory.  As can be seen above, the careers of Alix´s supposed brothers extended towards the end of the 12th century, whereas Alix herself could not have been born much later than the early 1200s considering that she is recorded with three children by her first husband who must have died before 1124.  Another possibility is that Alix was the sister, not daughter, of Comte Henri [II].  "Veneranda Adelidis, germana dicti Henrici, nupsit comiti Godefrido de Durbuil, frater comitis de Namuco et comitis de Rupe.  De quo peperit Richardum Laudunensem atque Virdunensem archidiaconum, fratrem quoque eius Henricum et sororem eius Adelidem sanctimonialem.  Defuncto autem Godefrido de Durbuil, predicta Adelidis nupta Godefrido de Aissa peperit Robertum Fusniacensem abbatem et Henricum, Fredericum atque Bartholomeum necnon Ermengardem.  Alteram Bartholomei episcopi sororem duxit Erchenbaldus vicecomes de Mascuns, de qua genuit Hugonem thesaurarium Remensis ecclesie et Stephanum monachum, Ertaldum, Erchembaldum et sorores eorum.  Ertaldus genuti equivocum sibi Ertaldum.  Quedam soror Ertaldi Amedeo de Alta-ripa peperit Amedeum Lausanensem episcopum.  Terciam sororem domni Bartholomei duxit Trombertus de Alta-villa, de qua genuit Wibertum et fratrem eius.  Quartam duxit Paganus de Sancci, que filias habuit.  Quintam duxit Berlo de Mureno"[635]m firstly [GODEFROI/HENRI] Comte de Durbuy, son of HENRI [I] de Namur Comte de Durbuy & his wife --- (-before 1124).  m secondly ([before 1124]) GOTTFRIED [II] von Esch an der Sauer, son of ---.] 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

HENRI [III] de Grandpré, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Liutgard de Luxembourg (-1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…agnomine Wafflart" as son of "Willelmi comitis de Lusceleborch…filiam…uxor comes de Grandi-Prato"[636]Comte de Grandpré

m firstly as her second husband, MELISENDE [Agnes/Isabelle] de Coucy, widow of RAOUL Comte de Roucy, daughter of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Agnes de Hainaut.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Agnes married firstly "Radulpho comiti de Roci", by whom she was childless, and secondly "comiti de Grandiprato"[637].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the two daughters of "Rodulfo de Marla" & his wife Agnes as "mater…comitis de Grandiprato, altera Hyolenz [uxor] comiti de Brana Roberto"[638].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la seconde fille monseignour Raoul de Couci" married "monseigneur Raoul conte de Rousci" who died childless, and secondly "le conte Henri de Grantpre"[639]

m secondly as her first husband, ADA d'Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-after 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that she married "comiti de Grandi-prato"[640]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Heiress of Hans.  She married secondly ([1211/15]) as his third wife, Raoul de Nesle Comte de Soissons.  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes takes a different view of the parentage of the wife of Raoul Comte de Soissons, recording that "la seconde fille monseignour Raoul de Couci" married "monseigneur Raoul conte de Rousci" who died childless, and secondly "le conte Henri de Grantpre" by whom she had the son named below and a daughter who married “au conte Raoul de Soissons[641].  Dame de Hans.  The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...comitissa Suessionensis domina de Hans…feodum apud Minor(cort) apud Ve(rgig)ni apud Ver[z]lius et apud Lemezicort…[642].  “Ada domina de Hans, quondam comitissa Suessionensis” acknowledged the homage given by her to “Theobaldo regi Navarræ et comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated Dec 1238[643]

Comte Henri [III] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HENRI [IV] (-1229).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Henricum" as only son of "comiti de Grandi-prato" by his first wife, adding that he succeeded his father[644]Comte de Grandprém as her first husband, MARIE de Garlande, daughter of GUILLAUME [V] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry & his wife Adela de Châtillon-sur-Marne (-after 1259).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which “Johannes comes Bellimontis” agreed the succession of “domino Guillelmo de Gallandia” with “Henricus comes Grandiprati…et Guidonem buticularium”, which states that he had married the deceased´s oldest daughter and the other two his second and third daughters respectively[645].  She married secondly ([Aug 1230], divorced 1232) Geoffrey de Joinville Seigneur de Montclair, and thirdly ([1232/35]) Anséric [IV] Seigneur de Montréal.  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the charter, made by “bone memorie Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis avi mei” in favour of Reigny with the consent of “Sibylla uxor mea”, with the consent of “uxor mea Maria dicta comitissa Grandisprati domina Montisregalis” by charter dated Apr 1236[646].  Comte Henri [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HENRI [V] (-1287 after 7 Apr)Comte de Grandpré"Henricus comes Grandisprati, jure hereditario nomine...domine Isabellis uxoris ipsius comitis sororis...Erardi de Brena domini Rameruci" donated property "apud Nogentum supra Ausum", sold to them by “dictus dominus Erardus”, to Montiéramey by charter dated Apr 1250[647]"Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[648]Henri comte de Grandpré” and “Henri chevalier fils d’Henri comte de Grandpré” requested the consent of Henri III Comte de Champagne to the transfer of “la châtellenie de Buzancy” to the suzerainty of the comte de Bar by two charters dated Mar 1272 (O.S.)[649].  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[650]m (before May 1237) ISABELLE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his second wife Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne] (-[21 Aug 1274/Feb 1277]).  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru records that Erard de Brienne married three of his daughters, of whom "la seconde...Madame Ysabeaus fu comtesse de Grant-pré en Lorraine"[651].  "Henricus comes Grandisprati, jure hereditario nomine...domine Isabellis uxoris ipsius comitis sororis...Erardi de Brena domini Rameruci" donated property "apud Nogentum supra Ausum", sold to them by “dictus dominus Erardus”, to Montiéramey by charter dated Apr 1250[652].  Comte Henri [V] & his wife had four children: 

i)          HENRI (-before 1287)"Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[653]Henri comte de Grandpré” and “Henri chevalier fils d’Henri comte de Grandpré” requested the consent of Henri III Comte de Champagne to the transfer of “la châtellenie de Buzancy” to the suzerainty of the comte de Bar by two charters dated Mar 1272 (O.S.)[654].  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[655].  Seigneur de Livry.  m firstly (before Dec 1267) as her second husband, LAURE de Montfort Dame d'Epernon, widow of Infante don FERNANDO de Castilla Comte d’Aumâle, daughter of AMAURY [VII] de Montfort ex-Duc de Narbonne & his wife Beatrix de Viennois [Bourgogne-Capet] (-before Aug 1270, bur Abbaye Saint-Antoine-lès-Paris).  "Ferrandus…regis Hyspanie filius, heres Pontivil et dominus Sparnonis ac miles et domina Laura de Monteforti eiusdem Sparnonis domina eius uxor" issued letters to the priory of Saint-Thomas d´Epernon by charter dated Feb 1261[656].  "Henricus de Grandiprato miles dominus de Lyvriaco et Laura de Monteforti eius uxor domina de Sparnone" donated property to the priory of Saint-Thomas d´Epernon by charter dated Dec 1267[657]"Henricus comes Grandi prati" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp made by “filii nostri Henrici militis domini de Livriaco et Lore de Monteforti dicti filii nostri uxoris”, with the consent of “magister Petrus de Meullento canonicus Cathalaunensis consanguineus meus et Radulfus de Passiaco avunculus meus”, by charter dated May 1267[658]m secondly (before Dec 1273) ISABELLE de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve.  Heiress of Roussy.  1304.  Henri & his second wife had one child: 

(a)       GERARD de Grandpré (-[1352/21 Nov 1356]).  Seigneur de Houffalize, de iure uxorisSeigneur de Roussy 1304.  m firstly (5 Apr 1297) BEATRIX de Luxembourg, daughter of HENRI bâtard de Luxembourg & his wife Isabelle de Houfallize (-before 1321).  m secondly (before 23 Nov 1321) ISABELLE van Oudenaarde, widow of GUILLAUME de Mortagne Seigneur de Rumes, daughter of ARNOUD [V] Heer van Oudenaarde & his first wife Isabelle de Sebourg [Hainaut].  Gérard & his first wife had children: 

(1)       THIERRY de Grandpré (-after 24 Apr 1366).  Seigneur de Houffalize. 

-         SEIGNEURS de HOUFFALIZE[659]

(2)       PHILIPPA de Grandpré (-after 8 Jan 1340)Henricus comes Salmensis in Ardenna” transferred “villas nostras in Bredal supra Cellis...” to the archbishop of Trier, with the consent of “nobilem dominam Philippam genetricem nostram”, by charter dated 8 Jan 1340[660].  Another charter relating to the same transaction, dated May 1341, names “dominum Gerhardum de Grandiprato dominum de Rutche [Roussy] patrem nostre Philippe predicte[661]m HEINRICH [IV] Graf von Salm, son of WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm & his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy ([1281 or before?]-[16 Sep 1333/1334]). 

ii)         JEAN [I] (-[1314]).  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[662].  Seigneur de Buzancy.  He succeeded his father in 1287 as Comte de Grandpré

-         see below

iii)        ISABELLE (-before 4 Apr 1292).  “Dominus Nicholaus dominus de Cherbogne comes Regitestensis et domina Ysabella comitissa Regitestensis eius uxor” sold revenue “de Maceriis” to “Johanni dicto La Pance civi Remensi” by charter dated Feb 1280[663]m firstly (before 8 Oct 1275) [as his third wife,] HUGUES [IV] Comte de Rethel, son of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Isabelle --- (-[8 Oct 1275/1277]).  m secondly (before 1277) NICOLAS de Charbogne, son of ---.  He adopted the title Comte de Rethel

iv)       MARGUERITEm --- de Bolandre, son of ---. 

b)         JACQUES .  1241. 

c)         ALIX (-before 1261).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" declared that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne had letters relating to the proposed marriage between "Jean, fils de Simon et de Béatrix, fille d'Etienne comte d'Auxonne" and "Alix, fille de Marie comtesse de Grandpré", by charter dated 11 Aug 1230[664].  Given Jean de Joinville’s estimated date of birth, it is unlikely that this marriage took place before the mid-1340s.  m (contract 11 Aug 1230, [1245]) as his first wife, JEAN 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).  Seigneur de Joinville.  Seneschal de Champagne. 

Comte Henri [III] & his second wife had four children: 

2.         JACQUES (-before 8 Aug 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) succeeded his father "in terra de Hans in Campania"[665].  Seigneur de Hans. 

-        SEIGNEURS de HANS

3.         GEOFFROY de Grandpré (-1247 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife, adding that the second son "Joffridus…clericus" was made "episcopus Cathalaunensis"[666].  Provost at Montfaucon.  Bishop of Châlons 1237.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1239 that “183 Bulgri” were burned “ebdomada ante pentecostem...apud Mont Wimer qui ab antiquo Mons Wedomari dicitur” in the presence of “Remensis archiepiscopus Henricus...electus Cathalaunensis Gaufridus patruus comitis de Grandiprato...[667]

4.         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife[668].  Nun. 

5.         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato" had two sons and two daughters (who were childless) by his second wife[669]

 

 

The Chronique Artésienne records “li quens de Grant Pré” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai[670].  This person has not been identified.  No other record has been found which confirms that a comte de Grandpré, or a junior member of the comital family, died at Courtrai in 1302. 

 

JEAN [I] de Grandpré, son of HENRI [V] Comte de Grandpré & his wife Isabeau de Brienne (-[1314]).  “Henris cuens de Grant Prei et...Henris annez filz le conte de Grant Prei et...Jehans filz au dit conte de Grant Prei sires de Busancy” agreed not to sell “Grant Prei ne la chastelerie de Grant Prei...Manre“ by charter dated 8 Apr 1280[671].  Seigneur de Buzancy.  He succeeded his father in 1287 as Comte de Grandpré

m (before Oct 1301) JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 27 Jul 1323). 

Jean [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Grandpré (-after 1373)Comte de Grandprém (before 1354) as her second husband, CATHERINE de Châtillon, widow of JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur d´Ailly, daughter of HUGUES de Chatillon-sur-Marne Seigneur de Leuze & his wife Jeanne dame de Dargies et de Catheux (-after 1383).  A parliamentary register dated 10 May 1354 records a claim by “Margareta de Pinconio domicella...ut habente ballum Marguaretæ et Ioannæ de Pinconio neptum suarum” against “comitem Grandisprati et Katherinam de Leuses eius uxorem et quondam defuncti Ioannis de Pinconio militis” regarding property of “defunctum Ferricum de Pinconio militem ipsius domicella et prædicti defuncti Ioannis patrem[672].  “Ioannes comes Grandi Prati et Katherina de Sancto Paulo uxor sua ac filia defuncti Hugonis de S. Paulo quondam domini de Leusa et de Condeyo” claimed against “Ioannam de Sancto Paulo comitissam de Marchia sororemque dictæ Katherinæ” relating to the succession of their father by charter dated 31 May 1370[673].  Jean [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         EDOUARD [I] de Grandpré (-before 1396)Comte de Grandprém firstly (before 16 Jan 1381) ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  m secondly ISABELLE de Flandre Dame de Lonny, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Henri de Ville Seigneur d´Aumenancourt.  Edouard [I] & his first wife had two children: 

-        COMTES de GRANDPRE[674]

2.         [--- de Grandpré (-before 1335).  The genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], records that “messires Eustasses”. oldest son of “Eustasses, fils du connestable” and his wife “la fille le comte de Soissons”, married secondly “la fille au comte de Grandpré” by whom he had “plusieurs enfans et en vesquit quatre jusques en bon age[675].  Identifying the father of the second wife of Eustache [V] de Conflans is difficult because of the uncertain chronology of the Conflans family.  If Eustache’s birth is correctly estimated as shown below, it is likely that his wife was the daughter of Jean [I] Comte de Grandpré.  If that is correct, she was probably one of her parents’ older children.  m as his second wife, EUSTACHE [V] de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil, son of EUSTACHE [IV] de Conflans Seigneur de Mareuil & his wife --- de Soissons ([1280/90]-[1335/43]).]  

3.         ISABELLE de Grandpré m as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Thil Seigneur de Thil et de Marigny, son of PONCE Seigneur de Thil & his wife Agnes de Traînel (-after 1317). 

4.         HENRI de Grandpré (-[8 Sep 1382/27 Apr 1383]).  Seigneur de Buzancy. 

5.         [JEANNE de Grandpré (-after 12 Mar [1350/51]).  Jean III Duke of Brabant granted “la maison qu’il possède à Vilvorde, appelée de Borgh” to “chevalier Adam van Hellebeek son parent”, stipulating that the property could only be repurchased “après le décès du susdit Adam et de sa femme Jeanne de Grandpré”, by charter dated 19 Jul 1334[676]Jeanne épouse de N. de Halebeque” pleaded against “Isabelle de Salm dame d’Aigremont” [wife of Renier [II] de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont, see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY], 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.)[677].  Barthélemy states that Jeanne was the daughter of Jean [II] Comte de Grandpré, which is chronologically impossible assuming that this charter is correctly dated.  Assuming that Jeanne was a member of the main line of the Grandpré family, the chronology suggests that she could have been the daughter of Jean [I] Comte de Grandpré.  m (before 19 Jul 1334) ADAM van Hellebeek [Hellebecq], son of ---.] 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de HANS

 

 

JACQUES de Grandpré, son of HENRI [III Comte de Grandpré & his second wife Ada d´Avesnes (-before 8 Aug 1249).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) succeeded his father "in terra de Hans in Campania"[678]Seigneur de Hans

m as her second husband, HELVIDE de Barbançon, widow of EGIDIUS [II] Berthout Heer van Berlaer, daughter of GILLES de Barbancon & his wife --- (-after 1282).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "…uxor nostra Heluigis"[679]Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[680], but the primary source on which this affiliation is based has not been identified.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) married "filia domini Nicolai de Barbenchon" by whom he fathered two sons "Henricum et Jacobum"[681].  From a chronological point of view it is unlikely that this source is accurate: it is more likely that Jacques´s wife was the daughter of Gilles de Barbançon.  The primary source which confirms that Jacques´s wife was the widow of Egidius Berthout has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly (before May 1250) Gérard [III] d'Ecry.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified. 

Jacques [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         HENRI [I] de Hans (-after 1315)Seigneur de Hans.  “Iehans cuens de Soissons” acted as guarantor to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne for “mon...cousin mon signor Henri de Hans chevalier” by charter dated [May] 1267[682].  “Ansiaus de Gallande chevaliers sires de Poussesse et de Tornant en Brie” acted as guarantor to Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne for “mon...cousin mon signor Henri de Hans chevalier” by charter dated [May] 1267[683].  Henri’s precise family relationship with Anseau de Garlande has not been ascertained.  “Henris chevaliers sires de Hans” settled his dispute with Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, naming as guarantors “messire Guiz de Chastillon cuens de Saint Pol et messires Iehans cuens de Soissons et messires Raous de Soissons et messire Ansiaus de Gallande sire de Possesse”, by charter dated 30 Nov 1267[684]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Henri’s wife has not been identified.  Henri [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JACQUES [II] de Hans (-[1353])Seigneur de Hansm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jacques’s wife has not been identified.  Jacques & his wife had children: 

i)          HENRI [II] de Hans (-[1370/77])Seigneur de Hansm BEATRIX de Commercy, daughter of JOHANN von Saarbrücken Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Alix de Joinville Dame de Venisy (-after 14 Apr 1378).  Henri [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HENRI [III] de Hans (-after 1436).  Seigneur de Hans

-         SEIGNEUR de HANS[685]

(b)       JACQUES [III] de Hans (-after 1437).  Seigneur de Thénorgues.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de Joinville, widow of GUILLAUME de Saux Seigneur d’Epense, Cernon et de Bouconville, daughter of --- de Joinville & his wife ---.  “Ferry de Lorraine Cte de Vaudemont, Sgr de Joinville, Hue d’Amboise Sgr de Chaumont-sur-Loire et Jac. de Hens Sgr de Ténorgues”, all having rights “à la succession de feu Mre Jn de Joinville Sgr de Doulevant à cause de leurs femmes”, reached agreement concerning land which “feu Henry Cte de Vaudemont sire de Joinville” had assigned to “feu Jn de Joinville” by charter dated 17 May 1394[686].  Dame de Doulevant.  "Jacques de Hans et Jeanne de Joinville sa femme seigneur et dame de Doulevant" acknowledged to “Ferry de Lorraine et à Marguerite de Joinville comte et comtesse de Vaudémont” receipt of money “sur la halle de Joinville” by charter dated 30 Jul 1395[687]

 

 

 

 



[1] Longnon (1885), p. 119. 

[2] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 593. 

[3] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 593. 

[4] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[5] Le Long (1783), p. 163, citing Annales Benedictini, Tome I, p. 535. 

[6] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol.II, p. 343. 

[7] Ex Miraculis S. Hucberti 20, MGH SS XV.2, p. 912.  . 

[8] Le Long (1783), p. 163, citing Annales Benedictini, Tome I, p. 535. 

[9] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta, XIX, col. 22, the last three subscribers being named only in the charter as reproduced in Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 17.  . 

[10] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 19. 

[11] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 19. 

[12] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[13] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVII, p. 72. 

[14] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVIII, p. 74. 

[15] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVII, p. 72. 

[16] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVIII, p. 74. 

[17] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063 and 1088, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 794 and 801. 

[18] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVII, p. 72. 

[19] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, LVIII, p. 74. 

[20] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[21] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[22] Guibert de Nogent, Liber III, III, p. 135. 

[23] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[24] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), pp. 9-14. 

[25] Signy, LXXXIX, p. 23. 

[26] Röhricht (Supplement) 590b, p. 36. 

[27] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 9. 

[28] Signy, CXVIII, p. 28. 

[29] Signy, DCIX, p. 25. 

[30] Signy, C, p. 25. 

[31] Signy, CXVII, p. 27. 

[32] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 9. 

[33] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 10, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 44”. 

[34] Signy, CII, p. 26. 

[35] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 6ème Partie, p. 163. 

[36] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 12. 

[37] Signy, CIII, p. 26. 

[38] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 12, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 69”. 

[39] Arbois de Jubainville (1863), Tome V, 1492, p. 192. 

[40] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 7ème Partie, p. 182. 

[41] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Rôles de Fiefs, p. 182. 

[42] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[43] Signy, CXLI, p. 30. 

[44] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[45] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[46] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 230, "Lettres tirées du chartulaire d’Ouwergem". 

[47] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Lettres tirées des chartes du monastère d’Ouwergem". 

[48] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[49] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, col. 369. 

[50] Varin (1844) Statuts, Vol. I, p. 75. 

[51] Varin (1844) Statuts, Vol. I, p. 75. 

[52] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[53] Signy, CXLVI, p. 31. 

[54] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 9. 

[55] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 10, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 44”. 

[56] Signy, CII, p. 26. 

[57] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 9. 

[58] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 10, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 44”. 

[59] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 10, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 44”. 

[60] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 10, citing “Cartulaire de Signy, fo. 44”. 

[61] Signy, CXIII, p. 27. 

[62] Signy, CXVIII, p. 28. 

[63] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 193. 

[64] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Dreux, Preuves, p. 309. 

[65] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 194. 

[66] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Dreux, Preuves, p. 310. 

[67] RHGF, Tome XX, Chronicon Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 574. 

[68] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Dreux, Preuves, p. 309. 

[69] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 432. 

[70] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 194. 

[71] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Dreux, Preuves, p. 310. 

[72] Duchesne (Dreux, Broyes et Châteauvillain) (1631), Dreux, Preuves, p. 310. 

[73] Duchesne (1625) Vergy, Preuves, p. 226. 

[74] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 203. 

[75] The date of her will. 

[76] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 206. 

[77] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 205. 

[78] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 207. 

[79] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 215. 

[80] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 245. 

[81] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 359-60, and Preuves, p. 216. 

[82] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 359-60, and Preuves, p. 216. 

[83] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[84] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[85] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, Appendice, 2, p. 465. 

[86] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 218. 

[87] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 218. 

[88] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 218. 

[89] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 221. 

[90] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 222. 

[91] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 221. 

[92] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 222. 

[93] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 222. 

[94] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 551. 

[95] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 222. 

[96] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[97] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[98] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[99] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 359-60, and Preuves, p. 216. 

[100] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[101] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 218. 

[102] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[103] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 219. 

[104] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 243. 

[105] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 245. 

[106] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 400. 

[107] Furgeot (1920), X/1a/6 49, p. 14. 

[108] Duchesne (1624), Preuves, p. 143. 

[109] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 222. 

[110] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 254. 

[111] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, pp. 254-5. 

[112] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 400. 

[113] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 253. 

[114] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 253. 

[115] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[116] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, pp. 441-2. 

[117] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, p. 442. 

[118] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 255, and Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 453. 

[119] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[120] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[121] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[122] ES VII 20-21, Père Anselme, Tome VI, pp. 116-22. 

[123] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 255. 

[124] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 255. 

[125] ES VII 20, , Père Anselme, Tome VI, pp. 122-3, extinct in the male line after 1425.  

[126] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[127] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 249. 

[128] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 250. 

[129] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 250. 

[130] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 256. 

[131] ES XVIII 144. 

[132] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 250. 

[133] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 250. 

[134] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 251. 

[135] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 245. 

[136] Lachaud (2012), p. 798. 

[137] Lachaud (2012), p. 798. 

[138] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 203. 

[139] Arbois de Jubainville (1855), p. 332. 

[140] Miller (1908), p. 230. 

[141] Hopf (1873), Introduction, p. xxiv, and Dynastæ Græciæ, p. 177. 

[142] Troyes Necrologies, 2 Obituaire de Saint-Etienne, III Fondations établies en l'église royale de Troyes, p. 271. 

[143] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 214. 

[144] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 214. 

[145] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 245. 

[146] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), Tome I, B. 28, p. 18. 

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

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

[149] Inventaire sommaire - Doubs série B (1883), Tome I, B. 28, p. 18. 

[150] The date of her will. 

[151] Pêre Anselme, Tome V, pp. 645-51. 

[152] Demay (1885), Tome I, 5352, p. 563. 

[153] Dictionnaire historique...de l’Aisne (1857), Tome I, p. 369. 

[154] Viard (1917), 840, col. 168. 

[155] Viard (1917), 2282, cols. 399-400. 

[156] Delisle (1867), 300, p. 91. 

[157] Viard (1937), Tome IX, V, p. 89.  

[158] Chronique Parisienne Anonyme de 1316 à 1339, 181, p. 118. 

[159] Delisle (1867), 300, p. 91. 

[160] Viard (1917), 2282, col. 400. 

[161] Viard (1917), 3989, col. 682. 

[162] Viard (1917), 5399, col. 900. 

[163] Varin (1843), Tome II, seconde partie, p. 1155, footnote, citing “Bibl. roy. de Reims, cart. X, Rogier, fol. 190”. 

[164] Varin (1843), Tome II, seconde partie, DLXIX, p. 1155. 

[165] Secousse (1758), Vol. I, p. 56. 

[166] Le Carpentier (1664), Part III, p. 670 [no source citation]. 

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

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

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

[170] Demay (1885), Tome I, 5350, 5351, p. 563. 

[171] Longnon (1885), p. 119. 

[172] Flodoardi Annales 945, MGH SS III, p. 392. 

[173] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 946, MGH SS XXIII, p. 765. 

[174] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[175] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, pp. 404-5. 

[176] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[177] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[178] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, pp. 404-5. 

[179] Iacobi de Guisia Annales Hanoniæ XIII.XXXIX, MGH SS XXX Part 1, p. 163. 

[180] Archives administratives de la ville de Reims, p. 91, quoted by Paolo Rossi in a private email to the author dated 30 Nov 2006. 

[181] Halphen & Lot (1908), 63, p. 149. 

[182] Gerbert, 129, p. 117. 

[183] Guadet (1845), IV, 56, p. 230. 

[184] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[185] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 594. 

[186] Revue de Champagne et de Brie (1880), pp. 9 and 340 note 4, citing Bibliothèque de l’école des Hautes-Etudes, XIe fasc, p. 123 [information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 16 Oct 2011]. 

[187] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, I, Chronique d’Alard de Gennilule abbé de Signy, p. 595. 

[188] 'Obits mémorables tirés de nécrologes luxembourgeois, rémois et messins', Revue Mabillon VI (1910-1911), p. 273. 

[189] Verdun Saint-Vanne (1898), XXXII, p. 433. 

[190] Necrology Verdun Saint-Vanne (1902), p. 147. 

[191] Flodoardi Annales 945, MGH SS III, p. 392. 

[192] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 946, MGH SS XXIII, p. 765. 

[193] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium 6, MGH SS X, p. 494. 

[194] Chartes Rethel, Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[195] Marriage date range estimated from the probable birth date range of the couple's son Hugues. 

[196] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[197] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 3 and 9, MGH SS XIII, pp. 252 and 253. 

[198] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1119, MGH SS XXIII, p. 823. 

[199] Receuil des historiens des croisades, Histoire Occidentaux, Vol. 5, p. 631. 

[200] Runciman (1952/1978), Vol. 2, p. 36, Appendix III Genealogical Table 1. 

[201] Riley-Smith (1977), p. 171

[202] Li Estoire de Jerusalem et d'Antioche, RHC, Vol. 5, XII, p. 631 footnote j. 

[203] Verdun Sainte-Vanne, 1902, LIV, p. 77. 

[204] Verdun Sainte-Vanne, 1902, LIV, p. 77. 

[205] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[206] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, IV, p. 7. 

[207] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[208] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IV, p. 195. 

[209] Saint-Vincent de Laon, X, p. 194. 

[210] Delisle (1867), 1, p. 11. 

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

[212] Marriage date estimated from the probable birth date range of the couple's son Baudouin. 

[213] Ex continuatione Historiæ Aimoni Monachi Floriacensis, RHGF, Tome XI, p. 275. 

[214] William of Tyre, XII.I, p. 511. 

[215] William of Tyre, XIX.IV, p. 889. 

[216] Saint-Vincent de Laon, X, p. 194. 

[217] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IV, p. 195. 

[218] William of Tyre, XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[219] William of Tyre, XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[220] Saint-Vincent de Laon, X, p. 194. 

[221] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IV, p. 195.  

[222] William of Tyre, XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[223] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1108, MGH SS XXIII, p. 817. 

[224] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IV, p. 195. 

[225] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[226] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[227] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[228] CP VIII 509. 

[229] Eynsham, Vol. I, 584, p. 399. 

[230] Domesday Descendants, p. 378. 

[231] Crossley & Elrington (1990), Vol. 12, p. 274

[232] Kennett (1818), p. 154, footnote. 

[233] Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum (1968), Vol. III, 140, p. 52. 

[234] Jumièges, Tome II, CI, p. 1. 

[235] Dugdale Monasticon II, Bardney Monastery, Lincolnshire, XI, p. 633. 

[236] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium 12, MGH SS X, p. 498. 

[237] William of Tyre, I. XVII, p. 45. 

[238] William of Tyre, XII.I, p. 511. 

[239] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber II, Cap. I, p. 299. 

[240] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber II, Cap. XI, p. 306. 

[241] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber VII, Cap. XXXI, p. 527. 

[242] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber XII, Cap. XXVIII, p. 707. 

[243] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[244] William of Tyre, XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[245] William of Tyre, XII.I, p. 511. 

[246] Fulcher III.II, p. 442. 

[247] Röhricht (Supplement) 114b p. 8. 

[248] Birth date estimated on the basis of her having started to give birth to children relatively soon after her marriage. 

[249] Rüdt-Collenberg (1963), p. 49, 6 bis

[250] Histoire de Normandie par Orderic Vital, Tome IV, Guizot, M. (1827) Collection des mémoires relatifs à l'histoire de France (Paris), Book XI, p. 235. 

[251] Rüdt-Collenberg (1963), p. 49, 6 bis

[252] Rüdt-Collenberg (1963), p. 49, 6 bis

[253] Rüdt-Collenberg (1963), p. 49, 6 bis

[254] William of Tyre, XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[255] ES III 625. 

[256] Hyde Register, p. 50. 

[257] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[258] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[259] William of Tyre XII.I, pp. 511-2. 

[260] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

[261] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

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

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

[265] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[266] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

[267] Saint-Sépulchre de Jerusalem, 44, p. 81. 

[268] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 22. 

[269] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, VIII, p. 201. 

[270] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[271] Delisle (1867), 2, p. 12. 

[272] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VI, p. 10. 

[273] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116 and 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 822 and 851-2. 

[274] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[275] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, VIII, p. 201. 

[276] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[277] Romoaldi Annales, MGH SS XIX, p. 425. 

[278] Romualdo Guarna (1845), p. 16. 

[279] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

[281] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[282] Date calculated back from his date of death 27 Feb 1154, at the age of 58 years, two months and 5 days according to the chronicle of Romuald of Salerno, quoted by Houben (2002), p. 31.  

[283] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, VIII, p. 201. 

[284] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, VIII, p. 201. 

[285] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

[287] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[288] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IX, p. 201. 

[289] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

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

[292] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[293] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[294] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IX, p. 201. 

[295] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VIII, p. 15. 

[296] Delisle (1867), 3, p. 13. 

[297] Delisle (1867), 4, p. 13. 

[298] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[299] Le Long (1783), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[300] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IX, p. 201. 

[301] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VIII, p. 15. 

[302] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

[304] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1200, MGH SS XXIII, p. 878. 

[305] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[306] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 100, p. 103. 

[307] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 134, p. 135. 

[308] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 152, p. 159. 

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

[310] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 9, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

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

[312] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[313] Jolibois (1847), Notes et documents, IX, p. 201. 

[314] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VIII, p. 15. 

[315] Delisle (1867), 3, p. 13. 

[316] Delisle (1867), 4, p. 13. 

[317] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XIII, p. 28. 

[318] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XVI, p. 33. 

[319] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1170, MGH SS XXIII, p. 853. 

[320] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VIII, p. 15. 

[321] Delisle (1867), 4, p. 13. 

[322] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XVI, p. 33. 

[323] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, VIII, p. 15. 

[324] Delisle (1867), 4, p. 13. 

[325] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XIII, p. 28. 

[326] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XVI, p. 33. 

[327] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XVIII, p. 35. 

[328] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, Supplément, CCCCLXXIV, p. 741. 

[329] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1228, MGH SS XXIII, p. 922. 

[330] Chapelle-aux-Planches 36, p. 37. 

[331] Chapelle-aux-Planches 30, p. 30. 

[332] Delisle (1867), 3, p. 13. 

[333] Delisle (1867), 4, p. 13. 

[334] Delisle (1867), 36, p. 19. 

[335] Chapelle-aux-Planches 49, p. 49. 

[336] Delisle (1867), 59, p. 24. 

[337] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, Supplément, CCCCLXXIV, p. 741. 

[338] Cysoing LXXXII, p. 112. 

[339] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 293, p. 302. 

[340] Delisle (1867), 35, p. 19. 

[341] Diegerick (1853), Tome I, LIV, p. 48. 

[342] Delisle (1867), 41, p. 20. 

[343] Delisle (1867), 43, p. 21. 

[344] Chartes du Clermontois, XX, p. 82. 

[345] Flines, Tome I, II, p. 2. 

[346] Cysoing LXXXII, p. 112. 

[347] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 293, p. 302. 

[348] Delisle (1867), 35, p. 19. 

[349] Diegerick (1853), Tome I, LIV, p. 48. 

[350] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXXVI, p. 139. 

[351] Delisle (1867), 68, p. 26. 

[352] Delisle (1867), 27, p. 17. 

[353] Delisle (1867), 27, p. 17. 

[354] Delisle (1867), 40, p. 20. 

[355] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[356] Delisle (1867), 70, p. 26. 

[357] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXII, p. 188. 

[358] Delisle (1867), 59, p. 24. 

[359] Delisle (1867), 61, p. 25. 

[360] Chartes du Clermontois, XX, p. 82. 

[361] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXI, p. 108. 

[362] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXVI, p. 123. 

[363] Le Mercier de Morière (1893), Pièces justificatives, XLII, p. 295. 

[364] Delisle (1867), 82, p. 29. 

[365] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[366] Orval, CXXIV, p. 166. 

[367] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXI, p. 108. 

[368] Delisle (1867), 52, p. 23. 

[369] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XCII, p. 150. 

[370] Delisle (1867), 87, p. 30. 

[371] Delisle (1867), 107, p. 34. 

[372] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[373] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XXXIV, p. 62. 

[374] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XLVIII, p. 84. 

[375] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LIX, p. 95. 

[376] Delisle (1867), 17, p. 16. 

[377] Notre-Dame de la Trappe S.II, p. 451. 

[378] ES III 686. 

[379] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 1917, p. 118. 

[380] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LVII, p. 92. 

[381] Delisle (1867), 26, p. 17. 

[382] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 368. 

[383] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 1606, p. 13. 

[384] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LII, p. 87. 

[385] Delisle (1867), 61, p. 25. 

[386] Delisle (1867), 123, p. 38. 

[387] Delisle (1867), 36, p. 19. 

[388] Delisle (1867), 82, p. 29. 

[389] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXII, p. 188. 

[390] Delisle (1867), 113 and 118, pp. 36-7. 

[391] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 2295, p. 267. 

[392] Delisle (1867), 41, p. 20. 

[393] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXIX, p. 128. 

[394] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, XCII, p. 150. 

[395] Delisle (1867), 82, p. 29. 

[396] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXIX, p. 128. 

[397] Delisle (1867), 132, p. 40. 

[398] Delisle (1867), 180, p. 54. 

[399] ES III 626. 

[400] ES III 626. 

[401] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CCXXX, p. 377. 

[402] ES III 626. 

[403] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CCXXXV, p. 393. 

[404] RHGF XXI, Continuation anonyme de la Chronique de Jean de S. Victor, p. 677. 

[405] Delisle (1867), 101, p. 33. 

[406] Delisle (1867), 141, p. 42. 

[407] Delisle (1867), 107, p. 34. 

[408] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[409] Delisle (1867), 180, p. 54. 

[410] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXXVIII, p. 206. 

[411] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXIII, p. 188. 

[412] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXLV, p. 237. 

[413] Delisle (1867), 161, p. 49. 

[414] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 207. 

[415] ES III 626. 

[416] Delisle (1867), 184, p. 56. 

[417] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXLII, p. 233. 

[418] Delisle (1867), 109, p. 35. 

[419] Delisle (1867), 122, p. 37. 

[420] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CCXXII and CCXXIII, pp. 365 and 367. 

[421] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CXLIII, p. 235. 

[422] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CCXXII and CCXXIII, pp. 365 and 367. 

[423] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XXXVI, col. 38. 

[424] Chartes du Clermontois, I, p. 53. 

[425] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 16, MGH SS VIII, p. 576. 

[426] Chartes du Clermontois, I, p. 53. 

[427] Chartes du Clermontois, I, p. 53. 

[428] Domesday Translation, Hampshire, LVIII, p. 119. 

[429] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber II, Cap. XXIII, p. 317. 

[430] William of Tyre XII.I, p. 511. 

[431] Fulcher, III.II, p. 442. 

[432] William of Tyre, XVII.XIII, p. 780. 

[433] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXX, p. 689. 

[434] Röhricht (1893), 240, p. 61.  

[435] Röhricht (1893), 259, p. 65. 

[436] Rüdt-Collenberg (1965), p. 453. 

[437] Devillers, L. (1865) Description analytique de cartulaires et de chartriers de Hainaut (Mons), Tome I, p. 68. 

[438] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 21. 

[439] Notæ Bronienses 1175, MGH SS XXIV, p. 27. 

[440] Brogne Necrology, p. 293. 

[441] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXV, pp. 59-60. 

[442] Saint-Sépulchre de Jerusalem, 65, p. 133. 

[443] William of Tyre, XVII.XIII, p. 780. 

[444] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXV, p. 60. 

[445] Saint-Sépulchre de Jerusalem, 56, p. 110. 

[446] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[447] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1187, MGH SS XXIII, p. 861. 

[448] Brogne Necrology, p. 334. 

[449] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXV, p. 60. 

[450] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[451] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[452] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.LVII, p. 123. 

[453] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[454] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXIX, p. 63. 

[455] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXV, p. 60. 

[456] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[457] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.LVIII, p. 124. 

[458] Lignages d'Outremer, Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[459] Notæ Bronienses 1175, MGH SS XXIV, p. 27. 

[460] Brogne Necrology, p. 302. 

[461] Brogne Necrology, p. 297. 

[462] Brogne Necrology, p. 355. 

[463] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[464] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 536. 

[465] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XLIV, p. 65. 

[466] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CLXVIII, p. 220. 

[467] Couvin, 2, p. 6. 

[468] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 536. 

[469] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XLIV, p. 65. 

[470] Auvray (1907), Tome II, 3080, p. 346. 

[471] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XLIII, p. 64

[472] Roland ‘Les seigneurs et comtes de Rochefort’ (1893), p. 361, citing Lahaye, L. (1889) Etude sur l’abbaye de Waulsort, p. 250 [not yet consulted]. 

[473] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, LXII, p. 134. 

[474] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CLXVIII, p. 220. 

[475] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 536. 

[476] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CLXVIII, p. 220. 

[477] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XLIV, p. 65. 

[478] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 527. 

[479] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1187, MGH SS XXIII, p. 861. 

[480] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 527. 

[481] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1208, MGH SS XXIII, p. 889. 

[482] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1187, MGH SS XXIII, p. 861. 

[483] Brogne Necrology, p. 342. 

[484] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.LVII, p. 122. 

[485] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.L, p. 116. 

[486] ES III 628. 

[487] Lignages d'Outremer, Le Vaticanus Latinus 4789, CCC.LVII, p. 122. 

[488] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[489] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[490] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[491] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[492] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[493] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[494] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[495] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[496] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIII, p. 158. 

[497] Annales Einhardi 741, MGH SS I, p. 135. 

[498] RFA, 741, p. 37. 

[499] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXV, p. 101. 

[500] Orval, CCXXXIII, p. 262. 

[501] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXXXV, p. 138. 

[502] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, LXV, p. 101. 

[503] Orval, CCXXXIII, p. 262. 

[504] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CLXXX, p. 298. 

[505] Orval, CCCCXLIX, p. 464. 

[506] Orval, CCCCXLIX, p. 464. 

[507] Orval, CCCCXLIX, p. 464. 

[508] Baudon ‘Epigraphie’ (1905), p. 315, quoting “Cartulaire de Saint-Nicaise, Bibliothèque de Reims”. 

[509] Baudon ‘Epigraphie’ (1905), p. 315, quoting “Arch. de Reims, Fonds St-Nicaise, original, parch.”. 

[510] Delisle (1867), 296, p. 90. 

[511] Delisle (1867), 300, p. 91. 

[512] Baudon ‘Epigraphie’ (1905), p. 315, quoting “Arch. de Reims, Fonds St-Nicaise, original, parch.”. 

[513] Baudon ‘Epigraphie’ (1905), p. 315, quoting “Arch. de Reims, Fonds St-Nicaise, original, parch.”. 

[514] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[515] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 177. 

[516] Martin (1863), Tome I, Pièces Justificatives, I, p. 585. 

[517] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 222, citing Cartulaire de Laon Saint-Martin, Tome II, p. 209. 

[518] Breve Chronicon Buciliensis, p. 9. 

[519] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XXXIX, col. 41. 

[520] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 57, p. 60. 

[521] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[522] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[523] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 222, citing Cartulaire de Laon Saint-Martin, Tome II, p. 209. 

[524] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XXXIX, col. 41. 

[525] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 57, p. 60. 

[526] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[527] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[528] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[529] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1201, MGH SS XXIII, p. 879. 

[530] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[531] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[532] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[533] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 343. 

[534] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[535] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[536] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

[537] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 258, citing Archives du dept. de l’Aisne, Chartes de l’abbaie de Laon Saint-Martin [no precise citation reference]. 

[538] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 22. 

[539] Breve Chronicon Buciliensis, p. 14. 

[540] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[541] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 505. 

[542] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 258, citing Archives du dept. de l’Aisne, Chartes de l’abbaie de Laon Saint-Martin [no precise citation reference]. 

[543] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 172, quoting Melleville, Dictionnaire historique de l’Aisne, Tome I, p. 61. 

[544] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIII, p. 383. 

[545] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIV, p. 384. 

[546] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXVII, p. 387. 

[547] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 155. 

[548] Varin (1839), Tome I, Part II, LIII, p. 480. 

[549] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 258, citing Archives du dept. de l’Aisne, Chartes de l’abbaie de Laon Saint-Martin [no precise citation reference]. 

[550] Martin (1863), Tome I, p. 258, citing Archives du dept. de l’Aisne, Chartes de l’abbaie de Laon Saint-Martin [no precise citation reference]. 

[551] Signy, CXVIII, p. 28. 

[552] Signy, DCIX, p. 25. 

[553] Signy, C, p. 25. 

[554] Signy, CXVII, p. 27. 

[555] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[556] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 1ère Partie, p. 22. 

[557] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 172, quoting Melleville, Dictionnaire historique de l’Aisne, Tome I, p. 61. 

[558] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIII, p. 383. 

[559] Delisle (1856), 1052, p. 245. 

[560] Varin (1839), Tome I, Part II, LIII, p. 480. 

[561] Signy, CV, p. 26. 

[562] Delisle (1856), 1594, p. 361. 

[563] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 15. 

[564] Signy, CXXVI, p. 29. 

[565] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 560-1. 

[566] Signy, CV, p. 26. 

[567] Orval, CCXV, p. 247. 

[568] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[569] Laurent (1894), Tome I, A propos des fêtes du centenaire de la réunion de la principauté de Salm à la France, p. 44. 

[570] Signy, CXXXII, p. 29. 

[571] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, Supplément, CCCCLXXXVIII, p. 763. 

[572] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[573] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[574] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[575] Signy, CXXXII, p. 29. 

[576] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, Supplément, CCCCLXXXVIII, p. 763. 

[577] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[578] Delisle (1867), 40, p. 20. 

[579] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 550. 

[580] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 44. 

[581] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIII, p. 753. 

[582] Cambron, XLIX, p. 135. 

[583] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[584] Chartes du Clermontois, XIV, p. 76. 

[585] Signy, CXLVI, p. 31. 

[586] Orval, CCXXX, p. 259. 

[587] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 44. 

[588] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[589] Signy, CXXVI, p. 29. 

[590] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 44. 

[591] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 44. 

[592] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 71, citing Cartulaire de Houffalize, Archives de l’Etat à Arlon, ff. 9, 10v, noting that “ces copies sont assez défectueuses”. 

[593] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes, Tome III (Part 2), 4333, p. 353. 

[594] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 248. 

[595] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 45. 

[596] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 46. 

[597] Laurent (1894), Tome I, p. 229. 

[598] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 73, citing original sur parchemin, aux Archives de l’Etat à Anvers, Chartrier de Saint-Bernard. 

[599] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 561. 

[600] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 172, quoting Melleville, Dictionnaire historique de l’Aisne, Tome I, p. 61. 

[601] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIII, p. 383. 

[602] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIV, p. 384. 

[603] Varin (1839), Tome I, Part II, LIII, p. 480. 

[604] Signy, CXL, p. 30. 

[605] Signy, CXL, p. 30. 

[606] Signy, CXLVI, p. 31. 

[607] Barthélemy ‘La maison de Grandpré’ (1885), p. 14. 

[608] Signy, CXLVI, p. 31. 

[609] Père Anselme, Tome VII, p. 166. 

[610] Père Anselme, Tome VII, p. 167. 

[611] Père Anselme, Tome VII, pp. 171-2. 

[612] Père Anselme, Tome VII, p. 171. 

[613] Père Anselme, Tome VII, pp. 172-4. 

[614] Père Anselme, Tome VII, p. 167. 

[615] Père Anselme, Tome VII, pp. 270-1. 

[616] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 759. 

[617] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 760. 

[618] Père Anselme, Tome IV, pp. 542-3. 

[619] Père Anselme, Tome IV, pp. 542-3. 

[620] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[621] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 19, MGH SS XIII, p. 255. 

[622] Hermanni Monachi de miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis, Liber I, II, Patrologia Latina, Tome CLVI, col. 966. 

[623] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1063, MGH SS XXIII, p. 794. 

[624] Röhricht (1893) (Supplement) 590b, p. 36. 

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

[626] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 19, MGH SS XIII, p. 256. 

[627] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[628] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[629] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1208, MGH SS XXIII, p. 889. 

[630] Laurentii Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium Continuatio, 7, MGH SS VIII, p. 520. 

[631] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 527. 

[632] Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis, MGH SS VIII, p. 527. 

[633] Röhricht (Supplement) 590b, p. 36. 

[634] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 19, MGH SS XIII, pp. 255-6. 

[635] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 19, MGH SS XIII, p. 256. 

[636] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[637] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 509. 

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

[639] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, MGH SS XXV, p. 436. 

[640] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 560 and 562. 

[641] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, MGH SS XXV, p. 436. 

[642] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 7ème Partie, p. 188. 

[643] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 407, p. 133. 

[644] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[645] Douet-d’Arcq (1855), p. 82. 

[646] Chastellux (1869), Pièces justificatives, CXXVI, p. 329. 

[647] Montiéramey, 388, p. 354. 

[648] Ourscamp Notre-Dame, CCLXXV, p. 165. 

[649] Arbois de Jubainville (1866), Tome VI, 3748, 3749, pp. 82-3. 

[650] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 213, p. 148. 

[651] Duchesne (1624), Preuves, p. 111. 

[652] Montiéramey, 388, p. 354. 

[653] Ourscamp Notre-Dame CCLXXV, p. 165. 

[654] Arbois de Jubainville, Tome VI, 3748, 3749, pp. 82-3. 

[655] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 213, p. 148. 

[656] Epernon Saint-Thomas, LVIII, p. 60. 

[657] Epernon Saint-Thomas LXII, p. 68. 

[658] Ourscamp Notre-Dame CCLXXV, p. 165. 

[659] ES VII 11, extinct in the male line after 1370. 

[660] Fahne (1858), Band II, 161, p. 104. 

[661] Fahne (1858), Band II, 161, p. 105 footnote. 

[662] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 213, p. 148. 

[663] Chartes Rethel (1902), Tome I, CCXXX, p. 377. 

[664] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 266, p. 302, citing Bibl. nat., Liber principium, Cinq-Cents de Colbert, Vol. 57, p. 476, and ed. Chantereau, II, 213. 

[665] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[666] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[667] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1239, MGH SS XXIII, p. 944. 

[668] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[669] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[670] Chronique Artésienne, p. 49. 

[671] Natalis de Wailly ‘Actes en langue vulgaire Lorraine’ (1878), Tome XXVIII, 2e partie, 213, p. 148. 

[672] Du Chesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 187. 

[673] Du Chesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 187. 

[674] ES VII 12. 

[675] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Appendice, 2, p. 463. 

[676] Verkooren (1910), Tome I, no. 374. 

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

[678] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[679] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CIII, p. 115. 

[680] ES XIII 27. 

[681] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[682] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 256. 

[683] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 256. 

[684] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 260. 

[685] ES VII 13, extinct in the male line in [1526]. 

[686] Dom Villevieille (Passier), Tome I, p. 324. 

[687] Delaborde, Seigneurs de Joinville, Actes, 1051, p. 482.