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BERGUES, cassel, bethune, lille

 

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Chapter 1.                BERGUES. 2

A.         CHÂTELAINS de BERGUES.. 2

B.         SEIGNEURS de HONDSCHOTE.. 4

Chapter 2.                CASSEL. 5

A.         CHÂTELAINS de CASSEL, SEIGNEURS de HARNES.. 5

B.         BAILLEUL. 11

C.        SEIGNEURS de STEENVOORDE.. 15

Chapter 3.                SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE. 16

Chapter 4.                LILLE. 45

A.         CHÂTELAINS de LILLE.. 45

B.         SEIGNEURS de COMINES.. 60

C.        WAVRIN.. 64

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    BERGUES

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de BERGUES

 

 

The town of Bergues is located about 10 kilometres south of Dunkerque, about 15 kilometres east of Bourbourg, in the present-day French département of Nord. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WENEMARChâtelain de Bergues"…Wynomarus castellanus Bergensis et frater eius Everolphus…" signed the charter dated 1095 under which "Gertrudis…Flandrensis comitissa" donated property to the church of St Walburgis at Furnes[1]

2.         FRODULF .  "…Wynomarus castellanus Bergensis et frater eius Everolphus…" signed the charter dated 1095 under which "Gertrudis…Flandrensis comitissa" donated property to the church of St Walburgis at Furnes[2].  Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Froaldus de Berges...[3].  "…Froulfus castellanus de Bergis, Theorardus castellanus Broburgensis…Bernoldus de Insula…" signed a charter dated 14 Oct 1104 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[4].  "…Levrardi castellani de Broburg, Froolfi castellani de Bergis…Bernoldi de Insula, Malgeri et Johannis fratris eius" signed a charter dated 21 Mar 1107 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[5].  "…Theinardus castellanus, Frooldus castellanus, Willelmus castellanus…Bernoldus ex Insula, Malgerus nepos eius, Johannes frater eius, Jordan, Folco filius Malgeri…" signed a charter dated 1112 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[6]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Bergues (-killed in battle mid-1102).  The Chronica Monasterii Watinensis cites a donation by "Walterus Bergensis", witnessed by (among others) "Gislebertus frater Balduini Gandensis qui ab Anglia tunc venerat"[7].  Albert of Aix names "…Walterus de Berga…" among those who fled to Ramla after Baudouin I King of Jerusalem was defeated in a military campaign, dated to mid-1102 from the context[8]

 

2.         FIBOLF (-after 1118).  Châtelain de Bergues.  “Fibolfi castellani Bergensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1118 under which “Willelmus...Philippi comitis filius” donated property to “Loensi ecclesiæ S. Petri Apostoli[9]same person as...?  FRODULFChâtelain de Bergues.  “...Froulfus castellanus Bergensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed properties of “abbatiæ S. Winnoci Bergensis[10]

 

3.         GILBERT de Bergues (-after 1151).  “...Gislebertus de Bergis...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[11].  "Gislberti de Bergis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[12]Châtelain de Bergues.  “...Gisleberti Bergensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred property from the chapter of Thérouanne to Ypres[13].  "…Gilleberto castellano Bergensi…" signed the charter dated 1150 which records an agreement between Thierry Count of Flanders and "Milo…Morinensis episcopus" regarding the jurisdiction of the church[14].  "…Gislebertus de Bergis…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted the church of Saint-Martin, Hesdin to "Milonem…Morinorum episcopum"[15]

 

4.         GUY de Bergues (-after 1183).  Châtelain de Bergues.  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Robertus advocatus Betuniensis, Wido castellanus Beugensis...[16].  “...Guidonis Bergensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Philippe Count of Flanders founded canons at Artois Saint-Pierre[17]...Widone castellano Bergensi et filio eius Giselberto...” witnessed the charter dated to [1183] under which Philippe Count of Flanders divided property attributable to Bergues[18]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

 

a)         GILBERT de Bergues (-after Dec 1220).  “...Widone castellano Bergensi et filio eius Giselberto...” witnessed the charter dated to [1183] under which Philippe Count of Flanders divided property attributable to Bergues[19]Châtelain de Bergues.  “G[iselbertus] Bergensis castellanus” settled a dispute between Bergues abbey and “heredes...Basilii de Gardino” by charter dated 1201[20].  “Gillebertus castellanus Bergensis” committed to respect an agreement between Bergues abbey and “Boidini de Billeke” by charter dated Dec 1220[21]

 

5.         GHISLAIN de BerguesChâtelain de Bergues.  “Ghiselinus castellanus Bergensis” notified that “Margareta de Biekenes avia mea” received income from Lisseweghe and Coudekerke by charter dated 27 Aug 1242[22]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de HONDSCHOTE

 

 

Hondschote is today located on the present-day Franco/Belgian border in the département of Nord, arrondissement Dunkerque, about 15 kilometres due north of Steenvoorde and 25 kilometres north-west of Ypres.  The family of the seigneurs de Hondschote was studied in the late 19th century by Bonvarlet and Bouly de Lesdain[23]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] van der MoereHe is named as father of Guillaume and Robert in the 1164 charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] van der Moere (-after 1168).  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation made by “Daniel de Sentinez...” to Saint-Vaast by charter dated 1164, subscribed by “...Guillelmus Morans, Robertus frater eius, filii Guill. Morans...[24].  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[25].  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          BAUDOUIN de Hondschote (-1205 or after).  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[26]

-         see below

ii)         ROBERT .  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[27]

iii)        GUILLAUME .  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[28]

b)         ROBERT van der Moere (-after 1174).  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation made by “Daniel de Sentinez...” to Saint-Vaast by charter dated 1164, subscribed by “...Guillelmus Morans, Robertus frater eius, filii Guill. Morans...[29].  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[30]

c)         BAUDOUIN .  Prior of Ardres: the Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Balduinus...Willelmi Moranni filius" became prior of Ardres, his father (who held the church of Hondschote from the priory) already being deceased[31]

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hondschote, son of GUILLAUME [II] van der Moere & his wife --- (-1202 or after).  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Wilhelmus Moran et Robertus frater eius et tres filii eius Balduinus, Robertus, Wilhelmus[32]

m MATHILDE de Guines, daughter of ARNAUD Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Mathilde married "Balduino filio Willelmi Moranni de Hondeschote"[33]

Baudouin & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [GAUTHIER [I] de Hondschote (-[1204]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Roger names “Gauthier de Hondschotte, Flandre” among those who took part in the Third Crusade[34].]  m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] de Hondschote (-after 1226).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Galterus miles de Hondeschota” donated "terram meam de Vivario" to the church of the Trinity, Hondschote, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Aelidis et heredum meorum...Joannis primogeniti mei et aliorum”, by charter dated 1220[35]m AELIS, daughter of --- (-after 1220).  “Galterus miles de Hondeschota” donated "terram meam de Vivario" to the church of the Trinity, Hondschote, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Aelidis et heredum meorum...Joannis primogeniti mei et aliorum”, by charter dated 1220[36].  Gauthier [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          JEAN de Hondschote (-after Jul 1258).  “Galterus miles de Hondeschota” donated "terram meam de Vivario" to the church of the Trinity, Hondschote, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Aelidis et heredum meorum...Joannis primogeniti mei et aliorum”, by charter dated 1220[37].  “Jean de Hondscote et Ysabeaux sa femme” notified an agreement between “les hostes de Hondescote” and Watten church relating to payment of revenues by charter dated Jul 1258[38]m ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1258).  “Jean de Hondscote et Ysabeaux sa femme” notified an agreement between “les hostes de Hondescote” and Watten church relating to payment of revenues by charter dated Jul 1258[39]

ii)         other children .  “Galterus miles de Hondeschota” donated "terram meam de Vivario" to the church of the Trinity, Hondschote, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Aelidis et heredum meorum...Joannis primogeniti mei et aliorum”, by charter dated 1220[40]

b)         HENRI de Hondschote (-after 1251)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Prévôt de Douai, de iure uxorism (before Jul 1228) as her second husband, IDA de Douai, widow of ALARD [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Espinoy, daughter of GERARD [III] Prévôt de Douai & his wife Ida de Saint-Omer (-before 1251)

2.         RICHILDE de HondschoteLe Carpentier names “Hugues le Vasseur chevalier” and “Richilde de Hondschote fille de Baudouin” as parents of Agnes who married “Renier [de Villers]” in 1199, without citing the corresponding primary source[41]m HUGUES le Vasseur, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Hondschote (-after 1287).  Bonvarlet and Bouly de Lesdain say that Pierre was the son of Jean de Hondschote without citing any source which confirms this information[42].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  “...Pierre de Hondescote...” subscribed the charter dated 1287 under which Guy Count of Flanders protested his excommunication to “Jean évêque de Tusculum, légat du Saint-Siège en Allemagne[43]

 

2.         GAUTHIER [III] de Hondschote (-[1316/18]).  Bonvarlet and Bouly de Lesdain say that Gauthier was the son of Pierre de Hondschote without citing any source which confirms this information[44].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m JEANNE de Haverskerque Dame de Houtkerque, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is recorded by Le Carpentier (who does not name her parents) without citing the corresponding primary source[45].  Gauthier [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX de Hondschote (-after Jun 1324).  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 Haversquerque Sr de Watene, Jean de S. Omer Sr de Pennes, Aleaume Brequin, Philippes de Havesquerque et Ysoré de Pennes[46]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[47].  Accounts dated 31 Oct 1323 record “Galcherus de Lauro armiger” owing “Galteri de Hondescote...per litteram domini Reginaldi de Lauro patris dicti armigeri[48].  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[49]m (contract 1318) GAUCHER de Lor, son of RENAUD de Lor & his wife --- de Resson ([before 1300]-after Aug 1355). 

 

 

Two brothers.  According to Bonvarlet and Bouly de Lesdain, they were sons of Gauthier [III] de Hondschote[50].  The chronology seems stretched for this to be correct.  An intervening generation seems likely. 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [IV] de Hondschote (-before 1376)m firstly MARIE de Béthune Dame de Locres et de Herbuterne, daughter of MATHIEU de Béthune Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne & his wife ---m secondly as her first husband, BEATRIX de Beaussart, daughter of ROBERT de Beaussart Seigneur de Wingles & his wife Laure Mauvoisin de Rosny (-after 9 Aug 1410).  Béatrix Dame de Hondschote agreed the succession of their father with “madame Ide de Beaussart sa sœur” by charter dated 3 Sep 1375[51]She married secondly (before 10 Nov 1378) as his second wife, Hugues de Melun Burchgraaf van GentBéatrix “femme de mgr Hugues de Melun, veuve de Wautier de Hondescot” reached agreement with “messire Thierry de Hondescot frere et héritier dudit Wautier” by charter dated 10 Nov 1378[52]

2.         THIERRY de Hondschote (-after 1382).  Béatrix “femme de mgr Hugues de Melun, veuve de Wautier de Hondescot” reached agreement with “messire Thierry de Hondescot frere et héritier dudit Wautier” by charter dated 10 Nov 1378[53]m (before 19 Mar 1373) JEANNE de Flandre, illegitimate daughter of LOUIS II “de Male” Count of Flanders & his mistress ---Bonvarlet and Bouly de Lesdain state that she and her husband are named in a charter dated 1373[54].  The charter they cite is the following which does not specify the parentage of the two sisters named: “Floreins Van Maldeghem” acknowledged receipt of money from “Guillaume Vanden Pitte” in favour of “Dame Marguerite femme du Floreins susdit et de Dame Jeanne sœur de Marguerite et femme de Thierry Vam Onscote” by charter dated 19 Mar 1372 (O.S.)[55].  Thierry & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Hondschote (-after 1405)m firstly JEAN Seigneur d’Ossignies et de Boulainvilliers, Vicomte d’Aumâle, son of JEAN d’Ossignies & his wife Beatrix de Châtillon (-after Aug 1400).  m secondly ARNOLD van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, son of DIRK-LOEF van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny & his wife Isabelle de Montigny (-1404).  m thirdly (1405) ANTOINE de Craon Seigneur de Beauverger, son of PIERRE de Craon Seigneur de la Ferté-Bernard & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon (killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    CASSEL

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de CASSEL, SEIGNEURS de HARNES

 

 

Cassel is located about 5 kilometres west of Steenvoorde in the present-day French département of Nord, on the border with Belgium.  The later châtelains de Cassel were also seigneur de Harnes, which lies on the eastern outskirts of Lens in the Pas-de-Calais département.  They were also hereditary connétables of Flanders.  There is considerable uncertainty about the origin and early generations of the family of the châtelains de Cassel.  Research has been hindered, rather than helped, by a study published by Smyttère in the mid-19th century[56]Reiffenberg records (in 1838) that "dans un fragment de généalogie de la maison de Bette on lit que Mechtilde de Bette, fille de Gerolf VI de Bette et de Hasaca de St-Omer, épousa (vers 1120) Michiel, sire de Harnes, seigneur de la forteresse de la Montaigne de Cassel"[57]Smyttère states that the original of this "fragment de généalogie" could no longer be located by the time he wrote (in 1866)[58].  No evidence has been found that the fragment has emerged since then, so it is impossible to verify its provenance or assess whether it was based on primary source information which has since disappeared.  In the same passage, Reiffenberg continues by adding that "son père Michel de Harnes avait épousé Cunégonde, fille et héritière de Robert de Cassel connétable de Flandre, tué dans la bataille de Cassel en 1072", and comments that as a result of this marriage the seigneurie of Cassel and the connétablie of Flanders passed to the Harnes family[59].  This second comment does not appear, from the context, to be based on the "fragment", nor does it appear to be corroborated by the limited amounf of primary source data which has been found during the preparation of the present chapter. 

 

The comment relates to two titles, the seigneurie of Cassel and the connétablie of Flanders.  Dealing first with the connétablie, the first reference to the position so far found is dated 1093, a charter which names "Gerardo stabulario" (see below).  His successor appears to have been "Amalrici stabularii" who is named from 1110 to 1116 and has been identified as Heer van Ninove (see below in this document the chapter dealing with the Heren van Ninove).  Amaury was succeeded as connétable by his son Gérard, which suggests that the Gérard of 1093 may have been a member of the same family.  Gérard [II] is last recorded as connétable in a charter dated 1139.  Michel de Harnes is named as connétable in a source dated 1133, which demonstrates that more than one individual held the position at the same time.  In 1154, Henri Châtelain de Brobourg is recorded as connétable, and the earliest reference so far found to a second Michel de Harnes as connétable is dated 1163.  No relationship has been found between the Ninove/Bourbourg/Harnes families which would suggest that the position passed by hereditary succession. 

 

Turning to the seigneurie of Cassel, discussion of primary sources inevitably focuses on the châtellenie. "Gerardo castellano de Cassel" is named between 1110 and 1123.  He is not named connétable in these sources, so it is unlikely that he was the same person as connétable Gérard (who in any case seems to have been succeeded in the position by Amaury by 1110, as noted above).  The earliest references to Michel de Harnes holding both positions date to the latter part of the 12th century.  Smyttère explains the apparent inconsistency between the sources and Reiffenberg by drawing a distinction between the seigneurs of Cassel and the châtelains of Cassel[60].  He cites no sources (apart from Reiffenberg) which record seigneurs at Cassel, and none has been found while preparing this chapter.  Smyttère’s discussion of the early members of the Harnes family relies exclusively on Reiffenberg, although he does admit, in relation to Michel [I] de Harnes husband of Cunégonde according to Reiffenberg, "disons que certains auteurs paraissent avoir des doutes sur l’identité de ce personnage dont il sera peu parlé; du reste nous ne trouvons pas de détails positifs sur ce Michel"[61]

 

The inevitable conclusion is that there is no corroborating evidence that the individuals who are referred to by Reiffenberg as Michel [I] and [II] ever existed.  Reiffenberg continues by stating that "Michel de Harnes troisième de ce nom mourut en 1151, Michel IV l’an 1198; celui-ci fut père de Philippe de Harnes qui épousa Adélaïde, fille de Nicolas de Boulers et d’Ida de Rœulx; de ce mariage naquit Michel V, celui-là même qui vendit sa châtellenie de Cassel"[62].  Some of these statements can be corroborated by other sources.  

 

 

1.         GERARD (-after 2 Jun 1123).  Châtelain de Cassel.  "…Gerardo castellano de Cassel…" signed the charter dated 1110 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Faumont[63].  "…Gerardi de Cassello…" signed the charter dated 5 Aug 1111 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed exemptions to Saint-Amand[64].  "…Gerardus castellanus Casletensis…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 1122/2 Jun 1123 under which Burchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed possessions of Saint-André de Cambrésis[65]

 

2.         MICHEL [I] (-after 1142)Connétable de Flandre: "…Razonis butellarii, Michaelis conestabuli…" signed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[66].  "…Gisleberti Bergensis castellani, Willelmi Audomarensis castellani, Henrici Broburgensis, Michaelis Casletensis, Anselmi Iprensis, Roberti Insulensis, Radulphi Brugensi…" signed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders ordered the destruction of the castle built by "Arnulpho Teruanensi advocato"[67]m (before 12 Jun 1138) ---.  Pope Innocent III wrote to the bishops of Thérouanne and Arras requesting them to investigate "parentelæ" between "M. comestabulum Flandrensis comitis et uxorem suam"[68]

 

3.         MICHEL [II] (-[1196/98]).  Châtelain de Cassel.  Connétable de Flandre: Thierry Count of Flanders agreed the respective rights of Saint-Pierre de Gand and "Michael constabularius" in "ville de Harnes tandem apud castellum Lens" by charter dated 1163 under which "Heimericus de Lophen" donated "hereditatem meam in pago Bracbantense in villa Berda vel Cuckenbeca" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[69].  "…Michaelis conestabuli…" signed the charter dated 16 Feb 1167 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed provisions relating to the avouerie of Marchiennes[70].  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[71].  "…Michaelis constabularii…" signed the charter dated 1181 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Avesnes Notre-Dame[72]Michael constabularius comitis Flandrie et filius eius Philippus dominus et advocati de Bouleir” confirmed possessions of Ninove by charter dated 1181[73]"Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[74]m ADA, daughter of ---.  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[75].  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[76].  Michel & his wife had two children: 

a)         PHILIPPE (-[1199])Michael constabularius comitis Flandrie et filius eius Philippus dominus et advocati de Bouleir” confirmed possessions of Ninove by charter dated 1181[77]"Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[78].  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[79]m (before 1181) as her first husband. ALIX van Boulaere, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boulaere & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after 24 Jun 1236).  "Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[80].  She married secondly Gilles [III] Seigneur de TrazegniesShe married thirdly ([1207]) Raso [VII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke"Alicia domina de Boular" donated property "prope villam de Idenghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "domini Michaelis filii mei Flandrensis constabularii", by charter dated Feb 1216[81].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed her donation of "tria bonaria prati de allodio meo in parochia de Ydenghem, jacentia juxta Teneram versus Loetsh" to Ninove, with the consent of "liberorum meorum", by charter dated Dec 1217, signed by "Adæ filiæ meæ…"[82].  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[83].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…filia mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[84].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation of property "in parochia de Asplar et de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by "filius meus Philippus miles" by charter dated 24 Jun 1236[85]She is named Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” in the charter dated Oct 1256 under which “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated property to Beaupré abbey[86]Philippe & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          MICHEL [IV] (-1230).  "Alicia domina de Boular" donated property "prope villam de Idenghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "domini Michaelis filii mei Flandrensis constabularii", by charter dated Feb 1216[87]Michel de Bollers connétable de Flandre” donated certain rights to Watten, with the consent of “Christine sa femme”, by charter dated 1218[88]"Michael de Harnes Flandrie constabularius" sold "castellaturam Casletensem" to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders in exchange for property "in Broxella, in Polinchove, in Rubruec et in Liedersella" by charter dated 24 Oct 1218[89]Michel de Bollers connétable de Flandre et seigneur de Harnes” donated land at “Nordpeene” to Watten, with the consent of “Christine sa femme”, by charter dated Jan 1221 (presumably O.S.)[90]m firstly BEATRIX van Nevele, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage and family origin has not been identified.  m secondly (before 1218) CHRISTINE, daughter of ---.  Michel de Bollers connétable de Flandre” donated certain rights to Watten, with the consent of “Christine sa femme”, by charter dated 1218[91].  “Michel de Bollers connétable de Flandre et seigneur de Harnes” donated land at “Nordpeene” to Watten, with the consent of “Christine sa femme”, by charter dated Jan 1221 (presumably O.S.)[92].  Christine’s involvement in these two donations suggests that she may have had a direct interest in the properties donated, which if correct could provide a clue to her family origin.  Michel [IV] & his wife had one child:  

(1)       PHILIPPA de Harnes (-after 21 Mar [1234/35]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" married “Philippam unicam filiam...domini Michaelis de Harnes eiusque hæredem[93].  "Robertus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie ac Teneremondæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in territorio de Woestina" made to Braella abbey by "Hugo dominus d´Antoing et d´Espinoy miles homo meus et domina Philippa uxor eius filia quondam bonæ memoriæ viri nobilis domini Michaelis de Harnis militis" by charter dated Dec 1231[94].  “Hugo de Antoing miles” acknowledged the homage given to the king of France for “terra bonæ memoriæ Michaelis de Harnis soceri sui…ratione Philippæ uxoris suæ devoluta" by charter dated 21 Mar [1234/35][95]m (before 11 Nov 1230) as his first wife, HUGUES Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of ALARD [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his wife Ida de Douai (1204-[1270]). 

ii)         PHILIPPE (-after Mar 1247).  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ et dominus de Asplar" donated rights to a family of serfs to Ninove by charter dated Dec 1231[96].  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ…cum Helewidis de Neder-Hasselt" donated rights to land "in parochia de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by charter dated 1231[97].  "Philippus filius nobilis matronæ Aliciæ dominæ de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…soror mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[98].  Heer van Boulaer.  "Philippus de Boular dominus de Asplar" donated rights over land "de Asplar" to Ninove by charter dated 1235[99]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[100]"Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[101]m HUMANA, daughter of ---.  "Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[102]

iii)        [ADA (-after Mar 1238).  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed her donation of "tria bonaria prati de allodio meo in parochia de Ydenghem, jacentia juxta Teneram versus Loetsh" to Ninove, with the consent of "liberorum meorum", by charter dated Dec 1217, signed by "Adæ filiæ meæ…"[103].  It is not known whether Ada was her mother’s daughter by her first or second marriage.  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[104].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…filia mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[105]Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[106]m GOSSUIN de Schendlebeke, son of ---.]  

b)         MICHEL [III] (-after 22 Oct 1226).  "Michael constabularius Flandrie et Casletensis castellanus" confirmed donations to Saint-Bertin by undated charter, witnessed by "Ada uxor mea, Philippus et Micael filii mei"[107].  "Michel oncle de connétable" was appointed one of the arbitrators to settle differences arising from the sale of the connétablie to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders, dated 22 Oct 1226[108]

 

 

 

B.      BAILLEUL

 

 

1.         GUY de Bailleul (-after May 1047).  …Widonis de Belliolo…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[109]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         BAUDOUIN de Bailleul (-after 1142).  “...Baldeuuini de Bella...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Sep 1116 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders granted exemptions to the inhabitants of Ypres[110]...Balduinus et Hugo de Bailleul fratres...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[111].  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the settlement of a dispute involving Thérouanne by charter dated 1142, witnessed by "...Balduini de Baillol..."[112]. m EUPHEMIA de Saint-Omer, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Mélisende de Picquigny.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Mathildis…Eufemia…Gisla de Monasteriolo…Luchgardis et Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Euphemia married "Balduino de Balliolo" and naming their six children "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam"[113].  Baudouin [I] & his wife had six children: 

a)         GERARD [I] de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[114].  

b)         HOSTO de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[115]

c)         ADELAIS de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[116]

d)         MATHILDE de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[117].  Abbess of Wherwell [Hampshire]. 

e)         HELISENDE de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[118]

f)          MARGUERITE de Bailleul .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "filios Gerardus et Hostonem et filias Adelidem de Comminiis, Mathildem in Anglia abbatissam de Warewella, Ylessendam et Margaretam" as the children of "Balduino de Balliolo" and his wife[119]

2.         HUGUES de Bailleul (-after [1140]).  “...Balduinus et Hugo de Bailleul fratres...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[120].  "Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "...Hugo de Ballolio..."[121]

 

 

Four brothers.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is probable that they were the grandsons of Baudouin [I] de Bailleul.  

1.         BAUDOUIN [II] de Bailleul (-Acre [1190])Châtelain d’Ypres...Bauduin châtelain d’Ypres…” witnessed the charter dated 1158 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted an extension to the fair of Messines[122].  If this document and the other documents quoted in this paragraph are correctly dated, Fromold [IV] was appointed châtelain while Baudouin was also châtelain, unless there were two individuals named Baudouin, the second of whom succeeded Fromold [IV].  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed rights of Marciennes by charter dated 16 Feb 1166, signed by “...Balduini cast. Yprensis...[123].  ...Balduino castellano de Ypra...” witnessed the charter dated 21 Apr 1168 under which Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of land made by “Oilardus de Elverdingha” to Ypres Saint-Martin[124].  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “prepositus Balduinus Yprensis ecclesie beati Martini” had donated “duas partes decimationis de Sudscota...per manum Balduini de Balliolo Yprensis...castellani” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated 1171[125]Gerardus de Bella” donated land “apud Rentecham” to Saint-Godard hospital, for the souls of “patris mei et Hostonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “Baldeuini castellani fratris mei”, by charter dated to [1174][126]...Balduino castellano Yprensi, Gerardo castellano Oudenburgensi...” witnessed the charter dated 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted land to build a hospital at Ypres[127]Dominus Baldewinus castellanus Yprensis” donated produce from his mill in Ypres to the leprosorum at Ypres, before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated 1187[128]

-        CHÂTELAIN d’YPRES

2.         GERARD [II] de Bailleul (-before 1216)Gerardus de Bella” donated land “apud Rentecham” to Saint-Godard hospital, for the souls of “patris mei et Hostonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “Baldeuini castellani fratris mei”, by charter dated to [1174][129]Châtelain d’Oudenburg: Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...Gerardus vicecomes de Aldenburg...Christianus de Gistella...[130]

-        CHÂTELAINS d’OUDENBURG

3.         HOSTO de Bailleul (-before [1174]).  “Gerardus de Bella” donated land “apud Rentecham” to Saint-Godard hospital, for the souls of “patris mei et Hostonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “Baldeuini castellani fratris mei”, by charter dated to [1174][131].  “Gerardus castellanus de Aldeburg” recalled the donation of property “apud villam Erdenka” made to Saint-Godard hospital by “frater meus Balduinus de Balliolo”, for the soul of “fratris sui Hostonis”, adding a donation “postmodum ad eandem fratris mei successissem hereditatem quam habebat in Erdenka” made “per manum domini et nepotis mei Balduini”, with the consent of “Vergina uxore mea”, by charter dated 1201[132]

4.         HENRI de Bailleul (-after 1201).  Ypres Saint-Martin sold “decimam in Meterna” to “Henricum fratrem Balduini castellani Yprensis” by charter dated 1183[133].  The confirmation of properties of Ypres Saint-Martin issued by Pope Innocent II on 3 Aug 1200 refers to “partem decime in Meterna ab Henrico de Balolia[134]...Henrici de Balliolo...Hostonis de Balliolo” witnessed the undated charter under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property “apud villam Erdenka” made to Saint-Godard hospital by “Gerardus de Oudenburg” (made in a charter dated 1201)[135]

 

 

Two possible brothers, their names indicating descent from the previous family. 

1.         [BAUDOUIN (-after Feb 1223).  Canon at Commines: “Egidius Bartouth et Katerina uxor mea” confirmed the donation of eel ponds to Dunes made by “bone memorie nobilis vir Gerardus de Baliul castellanus de Aldenburga et Virginia uxor eius, pater...et mater uxoris mee”, with the consent of “duorum filiorum uxoris mee Eustacii et Gerardi”, by charter dated 27 Jun 1217, witnessed by “Balduinus canonicus de Commines frater uxoris mee...[136].  The charter dated 1204, quoted under OUDENBURG, suggests that Catherine and Marie were the only children of Gérard de Bailleul Châtelain d’Oudenburg.  If that is correct, it is more likely that “avunculus” should be interpreted as meaning “great-uncle” and that Baudouin was a more remote relation.  In addition, if Baudouin was the son of Gérard, he would have inherited Oudenburg, which in fact passed to Gérard’s daughter Catherine.  ...Girardi fratris mei, Balduini avunculi mei...” witnessed the charter dated Feb 1223 under which “Eustachius Flandrie camerarius et scouteta de Oudenborg” sold property to Oudenburg abbey[137].] 

2.         [HOSTO (-after 1223).  ...Henrici de Balliolo...Hostonis de Balliolo” witnessed the undated charter under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property “apud villam Erdenka” made to Saint-Godard hospital by “Gerardus de Oudenburg” (made in a charter dated 1201)[138]...Gerardi fratris mei, Hostonis avunculi mei” witnessed the charter dated 1224 under which “Eustachius camerarius et scoutethe de Oudenborgh” donated property “in perrochia de Westende...in Ysara” to Oudenburg abbey[139]The charter dated 1204, quoted under OUDENBURG, suggests that Catherine and Marie were the only children of Gérard de Bailleul Châtelain d’Oudenburg.  If that is correct, it is more likely that “avunculus” should be interpreted as meaning “great-uncle” and that Hosto was a more remote relation.  In addition, if Hosto was the son of Gérard, he would have inherited Oudenburg, which in fact passed to Gérard’s daughter Catherine.] 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de STEENVOORDE

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN de Steenvoorde (-before 1237).  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Elizabeth relicta Balduini de Steinfort…et duæ filiæ meæ Margareta et Aleidis" founded the abbey of s’ Hemelsdale near Brugge by charter dated Dec 1237[140].  Boudewijn & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARGUERITE .  "Elizabeth relicta Balduini de Steinfort…et duæ filiæ meæ Margareta et Aleidis" founded the abbey of s’ Hemelsdale near Brugge by charter dated Dec 1237[141]

b)         ALEIDIS .  "Elizabeth relicta Balduini de Steinfort…et duæ filiæ meæ Margareta et Aleidis" founded the abbey of s’ Hemelsdale near Brugge by charter dated Dec 1237[142]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SEIGNEURS de BETHUNE

 

 

The history of the family of Béthune was studied in the 17th century by Du Chesne[143]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] de Béthune (-[after 1038]).  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[144].  Avoué of Saint-Vaast, Arras: “Leduinus abbas monasterii beati Vedasti...cum domno Gerardo ecclesiæ Cameracensis et Attrebatensis episcopo, cum Letberto archidiacono nepote eius, cum advocatis etiam Roberto Fasciculo et Helgoto, Albrico...castellano” confirmed property of Saint-Vaast by charter dated 1036[145].  [“...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[146].  It is not certain whether this document refers to Robert [I] or Robert [II].  However, in this charter dated 1038 the name of Robert precedes that of Jean, whereas in the document dated 1046 quoted below their names are reversed, which suggests different levels of seniority which may indicate that the earlier document relates to Robert [I] and the later one to his son Robert [II].]  m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROBERT [II] de Béthune (-[1067])An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[147].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[148]

-        see below

b)         [JEAN [II] (-after 1067).  Avoué of Arras: ...Roberti advocati de Attrebato, Ioannis advocati...” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Baudouin V Count of Flanders of the donation made by “Ioahnnes vir illustris et Eulalia soror sua” to Hasnon Saint-Pierre[149].  The parentage of Jean [II] is not known.  However, as shown below, other documents are subscribed by Robert de Béthune and Jean, both of whom are identified as avoués of Arras.  The two other documents refer to Jean [I].  The order in which the subscribers are listed in the 1065 charter shows that Robert was more senior than Jean, who is therefore unlikely to have been Jean [I] (who in any case had been disgraced because of his attempt to secure the châtellenie of Cambrai).  It is possible therefore that the second subscriber was also closely related to Robert [II] de Béthune, maybe his younger brother whose appointment was made after the disgrace of his supposed uncle Jean [I].  "...Roberti advocati, Joannis advocati..." subscribed the charter dated 1066 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders donated property to Lille[150].  “......Ioannis Atrebatensis...Gerbodonis advocati de Sancto Bertino” subscribed the charter dated 1067 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders settled a dispute involving the abbey of Bergues Saint-Winec[151].] 

2.         [JEAN [I] (-after 1056).  The ancestry of Jean avoué of Arras is not known.  However, he is named in two charters with Robert de Béthune who is described in other sources as avoué of Saint-Vaast at Arras.  It is possible that they held the same avouerie jointly which suggests that they may have been closely related, maybe even brothers.  Avoué of Arras before 1038: ...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[152].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[153].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "tirannum quondam…Iohannem, advocatum Atrebatensem" married the widow of "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus…uxor Ermentrudis" and was appointed Châtelain de Cambrai, dated to [1046/48][154].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that he was deposed as châtelain by bishop Liébert, after 1056[155].] 

 

 

Four possible brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         MORENS de BéthuneWalcherus” donated property “in Gumiuourt” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter witnessed by “...Morengus de Bethunia et Oda uxor eius[156].  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[157]m ODA, daughter of ---.  “Walcherus” donated property “in Gumiuourt” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter witnessed by “...Morengus de Bethunia et Oda uxor eius[158]

2.         [WAZO de Béthune .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[159].]  m ---.  The name of Wazo’s wife is not known.  Wazo & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES .  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[160]

3.         [ALULF .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[161]

4.         [ELBERT de Béthune .  “Robertus de Perona” donated “terram de Gomincourt...quartam partem” to Saint-Eloi, with the consent of “filio suo Odone ac filia sua Alecia”, and “Morens de Bethunia” donated his part in the same, by undated charter, witnessed by “...Wago de Bethunia, Alulfus præpositus, Elbertus de Bethunia...[162]

 

 

1.         ROGER “Puer” de Béthune .  “Rogerus puer de Bethunia et Walterus de Goi et Helewidis et Supplicia de Iwenci” donated property to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter[163].  “Rogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[164]m WIBURGE, daughter of ---.  “Rogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[165].  Roger & his wife had three children: 

a)         JUDITHRogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[166]

b)         HELWIDERogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[167]

c)         GODELDERogerus puer et uxor eius Wilburgis” donated property “apud Anesim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi by undated charter, confirmed by “Wilburgis uxor eiusdem Rogeri et filiæ eorum Iudith, Helewidis, Godeldis[168]

 

 

1.         MANASSES de Béthune (-after 1087).  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[169]...Manassæ de Bethune...” witnessed the charter dated 1087 of “Balduinus Valentainarum comes filius Balduini iunioris[170].  “Manasses de Bethunia” donated property to Anchin by undated charter[171]

 

 

1.         ROBERT “Crassus” de Béthune .  Seigneur d’Arimin.  m HADWIDE, daughter of ---.  Hadewidis de Bethunia” donated property “apud Arenim” to Mont-Saint-Eloi, for the soul of “mariti sui Roberti Crassi”, by undated charter[172]Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         FREDESENDEAn undated charter records that “Robertus dictus Crassus dominus de Arimino ex Hadvide coniuge procreavit Fredescendem, quam duxit Petrus de Suces, et Odam uxorem Ricardi cognomento Brunonis” and that after his death his wife confirmed donations to Mont-Saint-Eloi, witnessed by “Sicherus filius Elberti[173]m PIERRE de Suces, son of ---. 

b)         ODA .  An undated charter records that “Robertus dictus Crassus dominus de Arimino ex Hadvide coniuge procreavit Fredescendem, quam duxit Petrus de Suces, et Odam uxorem Ricardi cognomento Brunonis” and that after his death his wife confirmed donations to Mont-Saint-Eloi, witnessed by “Sicherus filius Elberti[174]m RICHARD “le Brun”, son of ---. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ELBERT de Béthune (-after [1131]).  "…Elberti de Bethunia…" witnessed the charter dated 1109 under which "Warinus de Dourges" donated "alodium meum de Dourges et de Nigella" to the church of St Eligius near Artois[175].  "…Elberti de Bethunia et Roberti fratris eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[176]

-        SEIGNEURS de CARENCY

2.         ROBERT de Béthune (-after [1131]).  "…Elberti de Bethunia et Roberti fratris eius" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[177]

 

 

ROBERT [II] de Béthune, son of ROBERT [I] de Béthune & his wife --- (-[1067])An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Roberto filio suo” went to Rome where he obtained confirmation of the foundation from Pope Leo IX, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[178].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[179].  "...Ingelramni comitis, Roberti de Bethunia, Rodulfi Gandensis, Elgoti Attrebatensis..." subscribed the charter dated 6 Jan 1056 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of Saint-Bertin, settling a dispute between the abbot and “Gerbodonis advocati[180].  Robert’s position in the list of subscribers, immediately after the those bearing the comital title, indicates his importance at the court of the count of Flanders.  “...Roberti advocati de Attrebato, Ioannis advocati...” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Baudouin V Count of Flanders of the donation made by “Ioahnnes vir illustris et Eulalia soror sua” to Hasnon Saint-Pierre[181].  "...Roberti advocati, Joannis advocati..." subscribed the charter dated 1066 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders donated property to Lille[182].  His death in [1067] is suggested by the charter dated 1067, under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders settled a dispute involving the abbey of Bergues Saint-Winec, which is subscribed by “...Ioannis Atrebatensis...” alone[183]

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

Robert [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [ROBERT [III] [“le Chauve”] de Béthune (-after 1097).  The identity of Robert “le Chauve” de Béthune has not been ascertained precisely.  The undated charter which records the foundation of Saint-Barthélemy de Béthune, and the donations made by Robert [I] and Robert [II], does not refer specifically to donations made by Robert “le Chauve”.  The document does record that “Balduinus frater Roberti Calvi” donated "tertiam partem de Robot"[184].  This donation is listed in the document immediately after the donations of Robert [I] and Robert [II], which suggests that Robert “le Chauve” was their successor and therefore that he was Robert [III].  Even if this reasoning is correct, it is not certain that Robert [III] “le Chauve” was the son of Robert [II]: he could alternatively have been the son of Jean [II] who is shown above.  All the following extractrs are assumed to refer to Robert [III].  “...Rodberto Betunio” subscribed the charter dated 1075 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the confirmation made by Robert Count of Flanders of the foundation of the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aire[185]"Wido comes Pontivensis, frater eius Hugo comes de Sancto Paulo, Eustachius comes Boloniensis, Robertus Bituniensis…" signed the charter dated 1091 under which the abbot of Saint-Bertin and "Manasses comes Gisnensis" made an agreement relating to serfs[186]"Ingelranus…castri Lilleriensis dominus et nobilis uxor eius Emma" founded Ham abbey by charter dated 1093, witnessed by "Manasses comes Gisnensis, Robertus advocatus Bethuniæ, Bernardus de Ballol, Hugo Albiniensis…"[187].  "...Robertus advocatus..." subscribed the charter dated 1097 under which Lambert Bishop of Arras confirmed possessions of Saint-Eloi[188]

2.         [BAUDOUIN .  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that “Balduinus frater Roberti Calvi” donated "tertiam partem de Robot"[189].  It is not clear from this document that the donor Baudouin was the brother of Robert [III] de Béthune.  However, the donation is referred to immediately after the references to the donations made by Robert [I] and Robert [II], which suggests that Robert “le Chauve” was their successor and therefore that he was Robert [III].]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [IV] [“le Gros”] de Béthune ([1050/65]-after 14 Apr 1127).  The attribution of different nicknames to Robert [III] and Robert [IV] suggests that they were different people, although the chronology could support co-identity.  If that is correct, no primary source has been identified which confirms that Robert [IV] was the son of Robert [III], but that affiliation is probably correct.  His nickname is indicated by the undated charter which records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[190].  “Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[191].  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[192]Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Robertus de Bettuna...Baldewinus filius Roberti de Bettuna...[193].  "…Robertus, Bituniensis, Baldus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 15 Feb 1113 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders attested that "Walterio Hisdinensi" had committed to defend the abbey of Saint-Silvin d’Auchy[194].  "…Robertus de Betunia…" signed a charter dated 29 Nov 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[195].  "…Robertus advocatus de Betune…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1123 under which "Hugo de Sancto Paulo cognomen habens Campdaveine" donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg, in the presence of Charles Count of Flanders[196].  An undated charter records that Dominus Robertus Bituniensis et idem advocatus Attrebatensis”, after donating “terræ...Fauerils” to Saint-Eloi, wished to retain part of the land himself, witnessed by “Guillelmus filius ipsius Roberti, Sicherus de Carenci, Hugo de Carenci, Robertus frater eius, Elbodo de Carenci[197]"…Hosto castellanus et Guillelmus frater eius, Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius, Anselmus de Hesdinio…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius, Razo de Gavera, Daniel de Tenremont…Henricus de Brocborc, Eustachius advocatus et Arnulphus filius Rius castellanus Gandavensis…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[198]m ADELISE, daughter of ---.  Robertus...Betuniæ advocatus” settled a dispute with Corbie Saint-Pierre, for the souls of “...meæ...et uxoris meæ Adelisæ et filiorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “...De militibus: Ilbertus de Carenci et Robertus frater eius, Ioannes de Beuri, Hugo de Ballolio, Balduinus de Atrebato eiusdem advocati cognatus[199].  Du Chesne indicates that she was Adelise de Péronne, daughter of Robert Seigneur de Péronne & his wife Emma ---[200].  Several sources confirm that Robert Seigneur de Péronne had a daughter named Adélise (see NORTHERN FRANCE NOBILITY).  In addition, her husband was named Robert as shown by the charter dated 1095 under which “Robert Sire de Péronne et Aelis sa compagne” donated property to Mont Saint-Quentin abbey[201].  However, Du Chesne cites no source which confirms that Adelise’s husband was the same person as Robert [IV].  In particular, no source has been found in which Robert de Béthune is named as seigneur de Péronne, although Du Chesne does quote other sources in which the Béthune family refers to Warneston (one of the Péronne properties as noted above) and one source dated Jan 1199 at Péronne[202].  Until more information comes to light, it is suggested that this possible co-identity should be viewed with caution.  Robert [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-1113 or after).  Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[203].  “Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus...ac filius meus Balduinus” donated “terram...Fauerils et Istels cum sylva” to Mont Saint-Eloi by undated charter, dated to [1093/1108], witnessed by “Simone castellano, Manasse filio Elberti, Balduino fratre eius[204].  An undated charter records that “Odo...frater ipsius...Fulbertus” donated “de villa...Camblinium...apud Ableuium”, held from “Elberto de Bethunia milite”, to Mont Saint-Eloi, that after the death of Elbert “Sicherus filius eius” wished to annul the acts of his father but that a settlement was agreed with the consent of “domino Roberto advocato filioque eius Balduino”, by undated charter witnessed by “...Hugo filius Wagonis de Bethunia, Manasses, clerici...[205]Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Robertus de Bettuna...Baldewinus filius Roberti de Bettuna...[206].  "…Robertus, Bituniensis, Baldus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 15 Feb 1113 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders attested that "Walterio Hisdinensi" had committed to defend the abbey of Saint-Silvin d’Auchy[207].  [The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “XV Kal Jan” of “Balduinus puer filius Roberti advocati[208].  It is unlikely that this entry refers to Baudouin, son of Robert [IV], who would have been adult by 1113.] 

b)         GUILLAUME [I] de Béthune ([1080/1095]-20 Mar 1138)An undated charter records that Dominus Robertus Bituniensis et idem advocatus Attrebatensis”, after donating “terræ...Fauerils” to Saint-Eloi, wished to retain part of the land himself, witnessed by “Guillelmus filius ipsius Roberti, Sicherus de Carenci, Hugo de Carenci, Robertus frater eius, Elbodo de Carenci[209]"…Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[210]...Willermi advocati de Bethun...” witnessed the charter dated 1135 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Marciennes abbey[211]"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][212].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIII Kal Apr” of “Willermus advocatus[213]The necrology of Choques records the death XIII Kal Apr” of “Willermus Bethuniæ advocatus et Clementia uxor eius[214]m CLEMENCE de Cambrai, daughter of HUGUES [II] Châtelain de Cambrai, Seigneur d'Oisy et de Crèvecœur & his wife Hildiarde de Mons (-23 Jun after [1165]).  Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[215]"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][216].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][217].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[218].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death IX Kal Jul” of “Clementia mater Roberti Rufi[219]Guillaume [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          ROBERT [V] “le Roux” de Béthune ([1115/20]-killed in battle Acre 10 Jan 1191).  "Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][220]

-         see below

ii)         MATHILDE de Béthune (-1 Mar after [1165]).  The fact that Mathilde was her parents’ only daughter is suggested by the charter dated 1182 under which her brother "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum"[221].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][222].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Roberti de Betune Atrebatensi sorore" as the first wife of "Evrardum cognomina Radonem"[223].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Kal Mar” of “Matildis soror Roberti advocati[224]m (repudiated) as his first wife, EVERARD [III] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, son of EVERARD [II] Radoul Châtelain de Hainaut & his wife Richilde de Hainaut (-1189 or after). 

iii)        [daughter .  If nepos can be translated literally in the source quoted below, Robert de Mancicourt was the son of a sister of Robert [VI] de Béthune.]  m --- de Mancicourt, son of ---.  One child: 

(1)       ROBERT de Mancicourt (-after Jul 1198).  “Robertus de Bethunia Attrebatensis advocatus et filius meus Robertus” confirmed a donation to “ecclesia de Richesburs” made by “nepos noster Robertus de Mancicurt...cum uxore sua Susanna” by charter dated 1 Feb 1171[225].  “Willelmus Betuniæ et Teneremundæ dominus et Attrebatensis advocatus” guaranteed the good conduct of “Robertus de Manchicort” in respect of “ecclesiam de Richeborc” by charter dated Jul 1198[226]m SUSANNA, daughter of ---.  “Robertus de Bethunia Attrebatensis advocatus et filius meus Robertus” confirmed a donation to “ecclesia de Richesburs” made by “nepos noster Robertus de Mancicurt...cum uxore sua Susanna” by charter dated 1 Feb 1171[227]

c)         ROBERT de Béthune (-bur Saint-Barthélemy).  An undated charter records that "Robertus Faisceuls" founded the church of Saint-Barthélemy, that after his death "Robertus filius suus" confirmed his father’s foundation, that "Robertus…Grossus pater Guillelmi" built three chapels in one of which "filium suum Robertum fratrem Guillelmi" was buried, that "Robertus Rufus nepos ipsius…et mater eius Clementia" donated property[228]

 

 

ROBERT [V] “le Roux” de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Clémence de Cambrai ([1115/20]-Palestine 18 Jan [1191/92])"Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][229]Seigneur de Béthune"Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Balduinus de Atrebato, eiusdem advocati cognatus"[230].  "…Heinricus castellanus de Broborc, Robertus advocatus Bethunie, Rogerus castellanus de Curt, Eustachius de Greneri camerarius, Frumoldus de Ipre castellanus, Jordanus castellanus de Dichesmer…" signed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus de Ipres…cum Leliosa consanguinea mea et cum filia sua Petronilla" donated revenue from land to the abbey of Bourbourg[231].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][232].  Philippe Count of Flanders donated fishing rights near Sinten to Dunes by charter dated 1 Dec 1165, witnessed by “...Robertus advocatus Betuniensis, Wido castellanus Beugensis...[233].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[234].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[235].  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[236]"Robberti advocati, Robberti filius eius…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that his older sister renounced the inheritance of her brother[237].  "…Roberti advocate Bethunie…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated revenue to the church of Notre-Dame de Capelle[238]"Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[239].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[240].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Robertus advocatus Betunensis" among those who died in Palestine in [1191][241].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XV Kal Feb” of “Robertus Rufus advocatus[242]

m (before [1140]) ADELAIDE, daughter of --- (-9 Sep [1177/82]).  "Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140], signed by "Balduinus de Atrebato, eiusdem advocati cognatus"[243].  The last-named person in that document may provide a clue to Adelaide’s family origin, the term "cognatus" indicating frequently, although not exclusively, brother-in-law.  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[244].  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[245].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre suggests that Adelaide may have been related to the family of the seigneurs de Saint-Valéry in Normandy when it names "fille fu Bernart de Saint-Waleri…Mehaus" as the wife of "Guillaumes de Brayouse" and comments that she once boasted about her cows to "Bauduin le conte d’Aubemalle son neveu"[246].  The precise relationship between Mathilde de Saint-Valéry and Adelaide’s son Baudouin has not been ascertained.  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death V Id Sep” of “Aelidis advocatissa uxor Roberti Rufi[247]

Robert [V] & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         ROBERT [VI] de Béthune ([before 1140]-29 Apr [1193/94]).  "Robertus…Betuniæ advocatus" donated "villam…Monciacum" {Monchy} to "abbate Nicolao et monachis Corbeiensibus", for the souls of "…uxoris Adelisæ et filiorum", by charter dated to [1140][248].  It is uncertain which, if any, of Robert [V]’s named children the word "filiorum" in this document relates.  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][249].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[250]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[251]"Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[252]"Robberti advocati, Robberti filius eius…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that his older sister renounced the inheritance of her brother[253]"Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[254].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[255].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[256].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death III Kal Mai” of “Roberti advocati filii Roberti Rufi advocati[257]

2.         [BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-young).  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[258].  The order of the witnesses suggests that Baudouin was a different person from the other son of Robert named Baudouin, who is named in documentation after his brother Guillaume (see below).] 

3.         GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune (-[13/14] Apr 1214)Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[259]Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[260]"Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[261].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[262].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[263].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[264]Seigneur de Béthune, de Lokere, de Meulebeeke et de Richebourg.  Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[265].  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[266]"…Willelmi Bethunæ advocati, Cononis eius fratris…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[267].  The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[268]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[269].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records the death of "Guillaumes li avoués de Biethune et li viscuens de Meleun", dated to [1214/16] from the context[270].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Id Apr” of “Willielmi advocati filii Roberti Rufi advocati[271]m MATHILDE van Dendermonde, daughter of WALTER [II] Heer van Dendermonde & his wife Adelisa --- (-18 Apr, 1225 or before).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "l’avoueresse Mehaut…feme fu à l’avoué Guillaume et mere Robiert de Biethune" when recording her husband’s death[272]Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[273].  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[274]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[275].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIV Kal Mai” of “Matildis advocatissa domina Teneramundæ[276].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had nine children: 

a)         DANIEL de Béthune (-2 Oct, 1227 or after)Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[277]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[278].  "Daniel Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ dominus" donated property to the church of Saint-Barthélemy de Béthune by charter dated Dec 1219 and donated property to the same church by charter dated Dec 1222[279].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death VI Non Oct” of “Daniel advocatus[280]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE de Châtillon, daughter of GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth de Saint-Pol.  "Eustacia domini Galcheri de Castillione comitis Sti Pauli filia, uxor…Danielis advocati Attrebatensis ac domini Bettuniensis" confirmed her husband’s donation to the canons of Arras by charter dated Feb 1218[281].  She married secondly as his first wife, Robert [II] de Wavrin Seneschal of Flanders.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil et pluseurs filles[282]

b)         ROBERT [VII] de Béthune (-Sardinia 11/12 Nov 1248).  “Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[283]"Willermus Attrebatensis advocatus, Bethuniæ ac Teneremundæ dominus et Matildis uxor mea…et filii nostri Daniel primogenitus et Robertus" donated property to Beaupré abbey by charter dated 1212[284].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Robert don fill" when recording the death of "Guillaumes li avoués de Biethune et li viscuens de Meleun"[285].  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[286]Robertus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde” donated the part of the dimes from Molenbeke belonging to "domina et amita mea Margareta de Tenremonde" to the church of De ndermonde by charter dated Feb 1226[287]m as her second husband, ELISABETH de Morialmes, widow of NICOLAS de Condé, daughter of ARNOUL [IV] de Morialmes & his wife Jeanne --- (-after 1258).  A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[288]Robert [VII] & his wife had three children: 

i)          --- de Béthune (-[before 7 Feb 1246]).  Klaversma indicates that the marriage contract of Mathilde de Béthune and Guy de Dampierre dated 7 Feb 1246 specified that Mathilde would receive “trois cents livrees de terre que li [=her father Robert de Béthune] avois...en la terre de Termonde...Godefroi de Breda por sa fille que il a pris fame[289].  The wording suggests that Godefrid’s wife was deceased at the time, which would explain why the property reverted to her sister.  Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Clementia” (a name regularly used in the Béthune family), but the primary source on which this information is based has not been identified[290].  As Godefrid [IV] had two children before he died (one referred to in Jun 1243), it is likely that his wife was Robert [VII]’s oldest daughter, probably married before [1242].  m ([1242]) GODEFRID [IV] Heer van Breda, son of GODEFRID [III] Heer van Breda & his wife Oda --- (-25 Apr 1246).  

ii)         MATHILDE de Béthune (after 1230-8 Nov 1264).  Dame de Béthune, Dendermonde, Richebourg et Warneton.  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ names "Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis" as wife of "Guido frater eius [=Willelmus]"[291].  The testament of "Mahaut feme au…Guion comte de Flandre et dame de Béthune", dated Mar 1250, is witnessed by "…monseigneur Robert sénéchal de Flandre, monseigneur Hellyn son frère, monseigr Guillaume de Grimberghes"[292].  The Annales Blandinienses record the wife of Comte Guy as "filiam Roberti advocati Bethunensis", and the death of "Mathildis uxor Widonis comitis" in 1262[293]m (contract 2 Feb 1246) as his first wife, GUY de Flandre, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders and Hainaut ([1225/26]-imprisoned Compiègne 7 Mar 1305, bur Flines).  He succeeded his brother in 1251 as joint Count of Flanders.  He succeeded his mother in 1278 as sole Count of Flanders. 

iii)        ELISABETH de Béthune (-before 1300).  The existence of younger daughter(s) of Robert de Béthune is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1245 under which [her father] “Robers advoez d’Arras et sires de Bethune” refers to “mon aisné hoir Mehault me fille[294]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]” married “la fille lauoé Robert de Betune” and had “ii filles[295].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married secondly "filiam advocati Bethuniæ Roberti, relictam domini Hellini de Waurin"[296].  Brassart states that "Isabeau de Béthune fille de Robert sire de Béthune et de Termonde et d’Isabeau de Moreaumez" was “veuve, avec enfants, de Jean de Steelant avoué d’Usse” when she married Hélie de Wavrin, but he does not cite the primary source on which this statement is based[297]m firstly JEAN de Steelant avoué d’Usse, son of ---.  m secondly HELIE [V] de Wavrin Seigneur de Harponlieu, son of HELIE [IV] de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Montmirail (-after Jan 1246).  m thirdly (before 1284) as his second wife, HUGUES [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes (-[1310]). 

c)         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-after May 1237).  Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[298]The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "les dues freres Ansiel et Bauduin de Biethune" at the siege of Farnham in 1216[299].  "Robert advocate of Arras and lord of Bethune" granted "the manor of Gayton" to "Baldwin de Bethune", confirmed 27 May 1237[300]

d)         ALIX de Béthune (-after May 1253)Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[301]Adelix dame de Nanteuil veuve de Gaucher seigneur de Nanteuil” waived the guarantee offered by “Robert avoué d’Arras seigneur de Béthune et Tenremonde son frère” by charter dated Feb 1227[302]m GAUCHER [II] de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil-la-Fosse, son of GAUCHER [I] de Châtillon Seigneur de Nanteuil-la-Fosse & his wife Helvide de Nanteuil-la-Fosse (-after May 1224). 

e)         MATHILDE de Béthune Willelmus dominus Bethuniæ et Teneremundæ et advocatus Attreb.” confirmed a donation to Braine Saint-Yved made by “Walterus quondam dominus Teneremundæ”, with the consent of “uxor eius Mathildis, Daniel, Robertus et Balduinus filii eius, item Aelidis et Mathildis filiæ”, by charter dated 1194[303].  “Robertus advocatus Atrebatensis, Betuniæ et Teneræmondæ dominus” granted property "in parochia de Calkene…de Laerne…[et] de Masseme" to "domino Gilberto de Sottenghem" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated Mar 1228, witnessed by "Michael Flandrie constabularius, Walterus de Ghistelle"[304]m (Mar 1228) GILBERT van Zotteghem, son of ---. 

f)          ANSELME de Béthune (-after 1216).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "les dues freres Ansiel et Bauduin de Biethune" at the siege of Farnham in 1216[305]

g)         GUILLAUME de Béthune (-12 Jan 1243).  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[306].  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[307].  Heer van Molembeek. 

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h)         JEAN de Béthune (-before 1240).  "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[308]m (1231) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Saint-Pol, widow of GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol, daughter of HUGUES [IV] "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Yolande de Hainaut (-before 1240).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabellam uxorem comitis Galtheri de Castellione, qui per uxorem factus est comes de Sancto Paulo, et Eustaciam uxorem Iohannis de Nigella" as children of "comiti Hugoni de Sancto Paulo" & his wife[309].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [2/30] Apr 1233 under which her son “Hugo comes Sancti Pauli” did homage to Louis IX King of France for the lands of “mater mea I. comitissa Sancti Pauli et Johannes de Bethunia, qui dicebatur eius maritus[310], although the last phrase suggests doubt about whether the couple was actually married. 

i)          MARIE de Béthune (-15 May ----).  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death Id Mai” of “Mariæ puellæ Matildis advocatissæ[311]

4.         CLEMENCE de Béthune (-19 Sep, after 1178)Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[312].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Baudouin, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, married "Elizabeth filiam advocati Roberti de Bethunia" but died childless[313].  The correct name of Baudouin’s wife is recorded in another document: Balduini castellani de Broburc...cum uxore sua Clementia” donated “terram trans portum...Graueninga...” to Clermarest abbey by undated charter[314]Bauduin châtelain de Bourbourg” confirmed the donation to the hospital of Saint-Nicholas near Bourbourg made by “feu Henri son père” by charter dated 22 Apr 1178, witnessed by “Clémence sa femme, Wautier son frère…[315]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XIII Kal Oct” of “Clementiæ filiæ Roberti advocati[316]m BAUDOUIN de Bourbourg, son of HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg & his second wife Beatrix van Aalst (-after 22 Apr 1178, bur Bourbourg Sainte-Marie). 

5.         BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-Burstwick, Holderness 13 or 14 Oct 1212, bur Abbey of Meaux[317]).  "Robertus de Betunia, Atrebatensis advocatus…advocatus de Warneston et Adhelis uxor mea et filii mei Robertus, Willelmus, Balduinus" confirmed the possessions of Warneton abbey by charter dated 1177[318].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[319].  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[320].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[321]Seigneur de Choques [en-Artois].  The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], names "Baldewinus de Betun" among those granted delay in payment "per brevis" in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire[322]He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle in [1195/96], de iure uxoris.  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death III Id Oct” of “Baldevinus comes Albamalliæ filius Roberti Rufi advocati[323]The necrology of Choques records the death Prid Id Oct” of “Balduinus de Bethunia comes Albamarlæ[324]

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6.         JEAN de Béthune (-24 Jul 1219).  “Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[325].  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[326].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[327].  Provost of Douai.  Bishop of Cambrai 1200.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1200 that "Iohannes de Bethunia" succeeded “magistrum Petrum de Corbuilh” as bishop of Cambrai[328].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that "Jehans…fils Robert d’avoé de Biethune et freres l’avoé Guillaume" was bishop of Cambrai at the end of the 12th century[329].  The necrology of Cambrai records the death IX Kal Aug” of “Iohannes de Bethunia...Cameracensis episcopus[330]Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         [SIMONE] (-after Mar 1250).  The testament of "Mahaut feme au…Guion comte de Flandre et dame de Béthune", dated Mar 1250, bequeathed property to "…Simmain le Béghine qui fut fille monseingneur Jehan de Béthune…"[331]

7.         CONAN de Béthune (-17 Dec [Dec 1212/1223]).  Robertus de Betuna advocatus Atrebati” donated “terram meam de Messewalla”, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willielmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononi", to Faversham Abbey, Kent by undated charter, dated to the reign of Henry II King of England[332].  [Rikildis Aldenardensis domina” donated revenue from “villam...Leseines” to Eename abbey, for the soul of “Gilliberti domini et mariti mei”, by charter dated 1176, witnessed by “...Libbo d’Aldenardo, Alardus de Mercka, et tres cognati mei de Betuna, Roberto, Willelmo, Conrado[333].  It is assumed that “Conrado” was a variation of Conan, to whom this reference probably refers.  No other reference has been found to another son called Conrad.]  "Robertus de Betunia…Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Roberti…Willermi, Baldevini, Cononis", for the souls of "patris et matris et uxoris meæ, et sororis meæ, et filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1182[334].  "Robertus de Bethunia Atrebatensis advocatus" donated property to the church at Béthune by undated charter, dated to [1190], witnessed by "filiorum meorum Roberti, Willelmi, Balduini, Johannis, Cononis"[335].  "…Willelmi Bethunæ advocati, Cononis eius fratris…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[336]Cono de Bethunia” sold “frumenti...apud Bruacum” to Béthune Saint-Barthélemy, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1202[337].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 “in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[338]The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[339].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 [O.S.] in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[340]Conon de Béthune proto camerier de Rome” granted harvest from “la terre de Hauchort” to “Siger” by charter dated Dec 1212[341]The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death XVI Kal Jan” of “Cono de Bethunia” and his donation[342].  “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis” settled a dispute between Dunes abbey and “Iordanum de Werbe et Ioannem...” by charter dated 1223[343]m ---.  The name of Conan’s wife is not known.  Conan & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         [CONAN de Béthune (-after 1238).  Du Chesne states that Conan and Baudouin were the sons of Conon de Béthune[344]In the case of Conan, he quotes the Histoire de Philippe Mousque which records in 1238 Car li vious Quenes estoit mors, Et li iouenes Quenes li Fors[345].  However, in a charter dated 1223 Conan’s nephew Robert de Béthune describes himself as “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis[346].  Du Chesne suggests that this document indicates that Robert was guardian of Conan’s children.  However, this assessment appears incompatible with Robert being described as “heres” of his uncle.  There must remain some doubt about the existence of these two supposed sons of Conan de Béthune.] 

b)         [BAUDOUIN de Béthune (-30 Jul ----).  Du Chesne states that Conan and Baudouin were the sons of Conon de Béthune[347]In the case of Baudouin, he quotes the necrology of Choques which records the death III Kal Aug” of “Balduinus Bethuniensis rex Andronopoli[348]. However, in a charter dated 1223 Conan’s nephew Robert de Béthune describes himself as “Robertus de Betune baillivus et heres patrui mei Cononis[349].  Du Chesne suggests that this document indicates that Robert was guardian of Conan’s children.  However, this assessment appears incompatible with Robert being described as “heres” of his uncle.  There must remain some doubt about the existence of these two supposed sons of Conan de Béthune.] 

c)         RICHILDE de Béthune (-after 1201).  Conon de Béthune” granted “son pré d’Anezin” to “Ricalde sa fille” and a sum of money to “Ælide sa fille mineur” by charter dated 1201[350]

d)         ALIDE de Béthune (-after 1201).  Conon de Béthune” granted “son pré d’Anezin” to “Ricalde sa fille” and a sum of money to “Ælide sa fille mineur” by charter dated 1201[351]

8.         ANSELME de Béthune .  “Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[352]

9.         BARTHELEMY de Béthune (-after 1204).  The Chronicle of Jacques de Guise records that Guillaume le Roux de Bethune, Quenon et Barthelemy ses freres” accompanied “Monseigneur Baudouin de Haynnau et de Flandres” to Constantinople[353]

10.      MATHILDE de Béthune (-7 Dec 1220).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Gauthier, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix married "advocati Roberti de Bethunia filiam Mathildem sororem Elizabeth"[354].  Her parentage and first marriage are also indicated by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre which records that "Robiers de Biethune" captured "Gisnes el castiel" and "la contesse…sa cousine germaine" (who was Mathilde’s daughter), dated to [1214] from the context[355].  “Matildis de Hosdagnio et Balduinus de Cominis maritus meus” and “Danielem advocatum Attrebatensem et dominum Bethuniensem” divided “terra de Chockes” between them, inherited from “Aelide filia Balduini quondam comitis de Aubeni”, by charter dated Jan 1216 (O.S.), with the seal of “Mathildis domine de Hosden et castellanee de Broburg” attached[356]Baudouin "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[357].  "Beatrix comitissa de Gisnes et castellana de Bourbourch" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques, for the souls of "patris mei Walteri castellani de Bourbourch et matris meæ Mathildis de Bethunia dominæ de Chokes et Arnoldi comitis Gisnensis mariti mei et fratris mei Henrici castellani de Bourbourch", by charter dated 12 May 1221[358].  The necrology of Choques records the death VII Id Dec” of “Mathildis de Bethunia domina de Choques, mater Beatricis comitissæ de Gisnes” and her donation of “vivarium de Pugnoia[359].  “Daniel advocatus Attrebatensis et dominus Betuniæ” confirmed that “Ioannes de Calceia et Aelidis uxor eius et Hugo eorum primogenitus” confirmed the donation to Choques abbey made by “Matildis de Husdaing domina de Chockes in plena vita sua” by charter dated Nov 1224[360]m firstly GAUTHIER de Bourbourg, son of HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg & his second wife Beatrix van Aalst.  m secondly HUGUES de Houdain, son of EUSTACHE de Houdain Seigneur de Choques & his wife ---.  m thirdly as his second wife, BAUDOUIN [II] de Comines, son of --- (-1219). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune & his wife Mathilde van Dendermonde (-12 Jan 1243).  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[361].  Heer van Molembeek.  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[362].  The necrology of Pont-Rohard records the death "II Id Jan" in 1243 of "Wilelmi de Bethunia quondam domini de Ponte-Rohardi nec non…uxoris suæ, fundatorum ecclesiæ"[363]

m ELISABETH Dame de Pont-Rohard, daughter of --- (-19 Jan ----).  "Willelmus de Bethunia et uxor eius Elisabeth de Ponte Roardi" donated property to the abbey of Ravensberghe by charter dated early Dec 1228[364].  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[365].  The necrology of Pont-Rohard records the death "XIV Kal Feb" of "Elisabeth dominæ de Ponte-Rohardi"[366]

Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

1.         GILLES de Béthune (-after Jan 1247).  "Williermus de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka et Elisabeth domina de Ponte-Rohardi uxor mea" founded the abbey of Pont-Rohard, with the consent of "Ægidii filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Apr 1240[367].  "Ægidius de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka, Elisabeth uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Pont-Rohard, for the soul of "Williermi de Bethunia patris mei", by charter dated Mar 1243[368]Egidius de Bethunia miles dominus de Moulenbecha...et Ysabella uxor mea” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Eustatio de le Mandre” by charter dated May 1245[369]Robertus advocatus Bethuniensis” confirmed a donation to Einham made by “Alissa de Rosabeka relicta quondam Balduini” of land held from “Egidii de Bitunia domini de Mulenbecka...consanguineus meus” by charter dated Jan 1247[370]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after May 1245).  "Ægidius de Bethunia dominus de Molembeka, Elisabeth uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Pont-Rohard, for the soul of "Williermi de Bethunia patris mei", by charter dated Mar 1243[371]Egidius de Bethunia miles dominus de Moulenbecha...et Ysabella uxor mea” approved the sale of property to Tournai Saint-Martin by “Eustatio de le Mandre” by charter dated May 1245[372]

2.         GUILLAUME [II] de Béthune (-1255).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  Sires Willaumes de Bethune li Sires de Pont-Rohart...Willaumes de Betune li filz monsignor Willaume devant dit et Beatris li Dimiselle de Herbusterne se feme” acknowledged a debt by charter dated Jun 1240[373]m (before Jun 1240) BEATRIX de Herbuterne, daughter of ---.  “Sires Willaumes de Bethune li Sires de Pont-Rohart...Willaumes de Betune li filz monsignor Willaume devant dit et Beatris li Dimiselle de Herbusterne se feme” acknowledged a debt by charter dated Jun 1240[374].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune .  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m JEANNE de Nesle, daughter of JEAN [I] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy et de La Hérelle Comte de Ponthieu & his first wife Beatrix --- (-29 Oct 1280, bur Dunes).  An epitaph at Dunes records the death “IV Kal Nov” 1280 of “Iohanna filia comitis de Pontiu uxor Willelmi de Betunia militis domini de Lokerna et de ---[375].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME [IV] de Béthune (-3 Apr, after 1310).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  The necrology of Soissons Notre-Dame records the death “III Non Apr” of “Guillelmus de Bethune miles senior de Locres[376]m MARIE de Roye Dame de Vendeuil, daughter of MATHIEU [II] de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté en Ponthieu & his wife Jeanne de Vendeuil.  A document dated 1310 records a settlement between “domicellam Margaretam de Pinquigniaco” and “Ioannam de Vendolio relictam defuncti Mathei de Roya militis”, which names “defuncti Mathei de Roya iunioris filii procreati ex eis...domicellæ Mariæ filiæ dictæ Ioannæ et dicti defuncti Mathei quondam mariti eiusdem[377].  Dame de Vendeuil.  A charter dated May 1324 named “Jeanne jadis Dame de Vendeuil mere Jehan de Fallevi chevalier hoir à present de ladite Dame” and required “[le]dit Iehan de Fallevi” to make payments to “Marie de la Freté sa suer et au Seigneur de Loques son mary[378]Guillaume [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       MATHIEU de Béthune (-1348).  Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m ---.  The name of Mathieu’s wife is not known.  Mathieu & his wife had three children: 

(1)       MARIE de Béthune (-before 1380).  Dame de Locres et de Herbuterne.  m as his first wife, GAUTHIER [IV] Seigneur de Hondschote, son of --- (-after 1352). 

(2)       ISABELLE de Béthune (-after 1386).  m JEAN Blondel Seigneur de Méry, son of --- (-after 1386). 

(3)       JEANNE de Béthune (-2 Nov 1385).  Nun at Soissons Notre-Dame. 

(b)       JEAN de Béthune (-Jan 1373).  Seigneur de Vendeuil. 

-         see below

3.         MATHILDE de Béthune (-29 Dec after 1267).  Heiress of Molembeek, Pont-Rohart.  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[379].  “Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[380]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus me feme” donated property “fief...[de] me...mere Mehaus feme monseigneur Robiert de Varwin le senescal de Flandres” to Marciennes by charter dated Mar 1267[381]The necrology of Pontrohart abbey records the death IV Kal Jan” of “Mathildis castellanæ Insulensis dominæ Ponterohardi et de Molembeka...filiæ...Willermi de Bethunia domini de Ponterohardi, necnon eiusdem uxoris...Elizabeth dominæ de Ponterohardi fundatorum ecclesiæ nostræ” and the donation made by “Rogerii filii sui militis domini de Ponterohardi[382]m firstly JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille et de Péronne, son of --- Châtelain de Péronne & his wife [Elisabeth] de Lille (-17 Nov 1244).  m secondly ([Dec 1244/1245]) as his second wife, ROBERT de Wavrin Sénéchal de Flandre, son of HELIE [IV] de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Montmirail (-[1273])

4.         JEANNE de Béthune The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis, Rodulphus primogenitus” married “filiam domini Guilelmi de Betunia domini de Pontroart Joannam” by whom he had "filios...et filias"[383]m EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne Seigneur de Nivelle, son of EVERARD [IV] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his second wife Elisabeth de Nivelle (-1276 or after). 

 

 

JEAN de Béthune, son of GUILLAUME [IV] de Béthune Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne (-Jan 1373).  Seigneur de Vendeuil. 

m (1351) JEANNE de Coucy, daughter of ENGUERRAND de Coucy Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur de Condé & his first wife Maria von Vianden (-Jan 1363).  A manuscript which records properties of [her husband] lists her properties “le quart de la terre de Condé en Brie...la terre d’Autresche...les bois de Hauraincourt...la terre des Cornés...la terre de Bussu et du Vergie[384]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” who had nine children “in brevi tempore”, that in 1373 his father died leaving two sons and two daughters one of whom married “messire I. de Roye[385].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine sons Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[386]

Jean & his wife had nine children: 

1.         ROBERT de Béthune (-Feb 1408).  The testament of [her husband] required “Robers et Jehanins mes deux fils” to provide for “mes filles leurs suers”, granted “la terre de Lifontaine et la terre de Rumigny” to “ce Jehannin mon filz[387].  “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[388].  He succeeded his maternal first cousin in 1371 as Vicomte de Meaux.  He succeeded his father in 1373 as Seigneur de Vendeuil.  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[389].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[390]m firstly (1368) JEANNE de Châtillon Dame de Chaumont en Porcien, daughter of GAUCHER [VII] de Châtillon Comte de Porcien & his wife Jeanne de Conflans Dame de Blancafort (-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[391]m secondly (after 1371) JEANNE de Barbançon, daughter of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Yolande de Lens (-after Oct 1387, bur Orcamp).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which [her husband] “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux[392]m thirdly ISABELLE van Gistel, daughter of JAN Heer van Gistel & his first wife Isabelle Dame d’Englemonstier (-after 18 Jan 1438).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Robert & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Béthune (-before 1382). 

Robert & his third wife had two children: 

b)         JEANNE de Béthune (-end 1450)"Monsieur Iean de Luxembourg seigneur de Beaurevoir" agreed "en faveur du mariage qui se consommera de luy et de madame Ieanne de Bethune comtesse de Marle veuve de monsieur Robert de Bar comte de Bar" the dower should he predecease his wife by charter dated 23 Nov 1418[393]Vicomtesse de MeauxDame de Vendeuil, de Condé-en-Brie, de Ghistelles, de Falvy et de Rumpstm firstly (contract 16 Feb 1409) ROBERT de Bar, son of HENRI de Bar & his wife Marie de Coucy ([1390]-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  He was created Comte de Marle, Comte de Soissons et Seigneur d'Oisy in France Aug 1413.  m secondly (contract 23 Nov 1418) JEAN [III] de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny et de Guise, son of JEAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Beauvoir et de Richebourg & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien Ctss di Conversano et de Brienne, dame d'Enghien (1392-Guise 5 Jan 1441, bur Notre-Dame de Cambrai). 

c)         JACQUELINE de Béthune m (contract 13 Nov 1413) RAOUL d’Ailly Seigneur de Raineval et de Varennes, son of BAUDOUIN d’Ailly Vidame d’Amiens & his wife Jeanne de Raineval (-1463). 

2.         five children .  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[394]

3.         JEAN de Béthune (-killed in battle Azincourt 1415).  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[395].  The testament of [her husband] required “Robers et Jehanins mes deux fils” to provide for “mes filles leurs suers”, granted “la terre de Lifontaine et la terre de Rumigny” to “ce Jehannin mon filz[396]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[397].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that of their nine children Robert was the oldest and Jean the seventh[398]Seigneur d’Autrèche, de Baye.  m (contract 8 Nov 1401) ISABELLE d’Estouteville, daughter of ROBERT [VII] Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Marguerite de Montmorency (-after 28 Oct 1438). 

-        SEIGNEURS de MAREUIL et de BAYE, DUCS de SULLY

4.         MARIE de Béthune (-after 31 Jul 1400).  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that they left two daughters of whom “una Maria et altera Ioanna”, Marie marrying “defuncto Eustachio domino de Voudenayo[399]m EUSTACHE Seigneur de Voudenay, son of THOMAS Seigneur de Voudenay & his wife Jeanne de Conflans.  

5.         JEANNE de Béthune (-1380).  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”, adding that in 1373 his father died leaving two sons and two daughters one of whom married “messire I. de Roye[400].  A court judgment dated 11 Apr 1407 relates to the claim by "Ioannem de Bethuna dictum de Locres militem” against “Robertum de Bethuna eius germanum militem vicecomitem Meld.", stating that “defunctus Ioannes de Bethuna miles dominus de Vendolio” married “Ioanna de Couciaco” in 1351, that they left two daughters of whom “una Maria et altera Ioanna”, Jeanne marrying “defuncto Ioanni de Roya domino de Alneto et de Mureto[401]m JEAN de Roye Seigneur d’Aunoy, son of MATHIEU de Roye Seigneur d’Aunoy & his wife Jeanne de Chërisy Dame de Muret. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    LILLE

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de LILLE

 

 

A castle at Lille is first recorded in a charter dated to [1034-47] issued 20 Jan “apud castrum Isla”, under which the abbot of Gand Saint-Pierre complained of the injustices committed by “advocatus” at Douchy[402], although the precise date of the fortification’s construction is not known.  A châtelain at Lille is named for the first time in a chronicle reporting events in 1071, and from 1087 in charters, although it is likely that the position existed previously but that the office-holders were not referred to as such in earlier documentation.  Reconstruction of this family is complicated by the early 17th century study by Floris Vander Haer[403].  His work cannot be ignored as he cites charters from the abbey of Phalempin which have apparently since disappeared.  However, he does not consistently quote passages from the original text of these documents and, when he does, his extracts are incomplete and selective.  In any case, his reconstructions are in many cases inconsistent with other charters to which he evidently did not have access and must be treated with caution. 

 

 

1.         SASWALON (-after 1039).  “...Saswalon militis...” witnessed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders appointed Hugues Havet d’Aubigny as avoué de Marchiennes[404].  Hugues Bishop of Noyon approved the foundation of Phalempin abbey by "Saswalo" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 1039[405]

 

2.         BAUDOUIN de Lille (-after [1070]).  “...Balduuini de Insula...” witnessed the charter dated to [1070] which settled disputes between the abbot of Saint-Bavon and “advocatus[406]

 

3.         GERARD de Buc (-after 1071).  [Châtelain de Lille.]  The Chronicon Comitum Flandrensium records that “dominus Gerardus de Buc castellanus Insulensis” helped supporters of Robert I Count of Flanders escape attack by Richilde, widow of Baudouin VI Count of Flanders, in 1071[407].  It is not clear that Gérard used the title châtelain at the time: it may have been attributed to him by the chronicler writing at a later period. 

 

 

1.         ROGER [I] (-Acre Jun 1098).  Châtelain de Lille.  “...Rotgeri Hislensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated Jan 1087 under which Rainard Abbé de Ribémont notified a donation made by Anselme de Ribémont[408].  Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi", by charter dated 8 Jan 1088 signed by "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…"[409].  Robert I Count of Flanders confirmed the foundation of Phalempin abbey by Saswalone”, at the request of “Rodgerus Islensis castellanus”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1090[410]...Rogeri castellani de Insula...Frumoldi de eadem Insula...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders restored revenue to Tours Saint-Martin[411].  Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “Engelbertus castellanus, Rodgerus castell., Winemarus castell., Rodbertus castell., Walterus castell., Rodgerius junior castell., Balduinus de Gand...[412].  "Gautherii, prius castellani Duacensis, modo autem clerici, Hugonis, fratris eiusdem, Cameraco, Rogeri castellani de Insula, Frimoldi de eadem Insula…" signed the charter dated 3 Feb 1097 which records the settlement of a dispute between the count of Flanders and the abbey of Saint-Martin de Tours[413].  A letter from Anselm de Ribémont to Manasse Archbishop of Reims dated 1099 records that “Rogerium...castellanum Insulæ” died from his wounds received during the siege of Antioch[414]m OGIVE, daughter of --- (-after 1108).  The Chronicon Phanopino states that Balderic Bishop of Tournai recorded that “femina...Ogiva vidua...Rogerii...advocati” restored Phalempin abbey (founded by “antecessoribus prœfatæ mulieris”) in 1108[415].  The reference to Ogive’s ancestors having founded the abbey suggests that she was descended from Saswalon who is named above. 

 

2.         FRUMOLD (-after 1102).  “...Rogeri castellani de Insula...Frumoldi de eadem Insula...” witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders restored revenue to Tours Saint-Martin[416].  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Frumoldi de Insula...[417]"...Roberti advocati, Roberti castellani, Rogeri castellani, Everardi, Frumoldi Insulani, Frumoldi de Ypres..." witnessed the charter dated 1102 under which Robert II Count of Flanders granted privileges to Saint-Bertin relating to “villa Arkas[418]

 

 

1.         ROGER [II] (-after 1130).  [Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “...Rodgerus castell...Rodgerius junior castell...[419].  It is not certain that the second witness was the same person as Roger [II], but if so it is likely that he was the son of Roger [I] who is named earlier in the list.]  Châtelain de Lille.  Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Rogerus castellanus de Insula...[420]"...Roberti advocati, Roberti castellani, Rogeri castellani, Everardi, Frumoldi Insulani, Frumoldi de Ypres..." witnessed the charter dated 1102 under which Robert II Count of Flanders granted privileges to Saint-Bertin relating to “villa Arkas[421].  “...Rogerus castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1106 under which Balderic Bishop of Noyon donated property near Cohem, Blarenghem and Blendecques to Bourbourg[422]"…Fastradi de Tornaco, Liettardi de Henim…Engilberti de Peitengen…Rogeri de Insula…" signed the charter dated 5 Aug 1111 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand[423].  Meyer’s Annalium Flandriæ record that “...Rogero Insulensi...” witnessed the renewal of peace between the lords of Flanders by Robert II Count of Flanders 27 May 1111[424].  "…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[425]...Rogero Islensi castellano...” witnessed the charter dated 1128 relating to the privileges of the church of Lille Saint-Pierre[426].  “...Rogerus de Insula, Robertus filius suus...” witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property “Casletule et Alnoit” to Bourbourg[427]m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  The chronology of the marriages of his two younger sons Renaud and Hugues indicates that they were much younger than their brother Robert, suggesting that they were born from a later second marriage of their father.  Roger [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ROBERT (-after 1142).  "…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[428]...Rogerus de Insula, Robertus filius suus...” witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property “Casletule et Alnoit” to Bourbourg[429]Châtelain de Lille.  "…Roberti castellani Insulanensis…" signed the charter dated to [1138] under which "Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto"[430].  “...Robertus Insulensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred property from the chapter of Thérouanne to Ypres[431].  “Robertus castellanus, Ulardus advocatus, Theodericus filius eius” witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of “villam Provin” made to Saint-Trond “per castellanum meum Robertum et Ulardum advocatum et filium eius Theodericum[432]

b)         RENAUD (-after 1163)Châtelain de Lille...Reinaldus Insulensis castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which Thierry Count of Flanders exempted Los abbey from duties on its land[433].  Renaud Châtelain de Lille exchanged property donated by “Robertus castellanus frater eius Ierosolymam proficiscens” with Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1155[434].  Renaud Châtelain de Lille confirmed the donation of wood made by “Rogerii castellani et Roberti filii sui” to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1156[435]"Reinaldi Insulensis castellani…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed "apud Scalclede in parochia de Ruslede" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[436].  "...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani, Rogeri filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders attested a donation made by "Jordano" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[437]Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][438]m (contract [1157]) MATHILDE de Wavrin, daughter of ROGER [III] de Wavrin & his first wife Mathilde ---.  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1157 records the contract for the marriage of "Raginaldus Insule castellanus" and "Matildim Rogeri de Waverin dapiferi nostri filiam", constituting as her dowry revenue from "Senghin in Weppes…consulatum de Everlengeham"[439].  Renaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROGER (-after 1163).  "...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani, Rogeri filii eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders attested a donation made by "Jordano" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[440].  If Roger was the son of Mathilde de Wavrin, he was a child at the time.  Another possibility is that he was born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father.  Roger presumably predeceased his father, or was considered too young to succeed as châtelain, as his paternal uncle Hugues is recorded as his father’s successor. 

c)         [SARA .  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne says that she was “Sarre de Lille fille de Roger le Jeune chastellain de Lille”, but he cites no primary source on which he bases this information[441]m as his first wife, ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai, son of --- (-after 6 May 1187).] 

d)         HUGUES (-1169 or after).  Provost of Saint-Piat de Seclin, according to the Historia Comitum Ghisnensium when recording his marriage (see below).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][442]Châtelain de Lille.  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed rights of Marciennes by charter dated 16 Feb 1166, signed by “...Hugonis cast. Insulæ...[443]m as her first husband, ADELAIDE de Guines, daughter of ARNOLD van Gent Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Marguerite married firstly "Insulensi castellano Hugoni" (specifying that he was "prius Sancti Piati Seclinensis preoposito") and secondly "Roberto de Waveriaco, fratri Hellini Flandrie dapiferi sive senescali", specifying that her dowry was "apud Senghiniacum"[444].  She married secondly Robert de Wavrin

e)         ROGER .  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][445]

f)          daughter .  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed that “Renaldus...castellanus moriens” had donated wood to Phalempin abbey, with the consent of “fratribus suis Hugone et Rogero et sorore” by charter dated [1162][446]

 

 

1.         BERNOLD de Lille (-after 22 Jun 1121).  "…Froulfus castellanus de Bergis, Theorardus castellanus Broburgensis…Bernoldus de Insula…" signed a charter dated 14 Oct 1104 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[447].  "…Levrardi castellani de Broburg, Froolfi castellani de Bergis…Bernoldi de Insula, Malgeri et Johannis fratris eius" signed a charter dated 21 Mar 1107 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[448].  "…Theinardus castellanus, Frooldus castellanus, Willelmus castellanus…Bernoldus ex Insula, Malgerus nepos eius, Johannes frater eius, Jordan, Folco filius Malgeri…" signed a charter dated 1112 under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders donated revenue to the monastery of Bourbourg[449].  "Themardi Broburgensis castellani…Bernoldi de Insula…" signed a charter dated 22 Jun 1121 under which Charles Count of Flanders donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg[450]

 

2.         REINBOLD [Renaud] (-after 1133).  Châtelain de Lille.  “...Reinboldus castellanus Insulensis...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[451].  “...Reinaldi Insulensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[452]

 

3.         [ROGER [III] (-after 1145).  Châtelain de Lille: “...Rodgerus castellanus de Insulis...” witnessed the charter dated 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders transferred confirmed property of Gand Saint-Bavo[453].  Given that Robert is named in subsequent documents as châtelain de Lille (see above), it is possible that “Rodgerus” in this document represents an error for “Robertus” and that Roger [III] never existed.] 

 

4.         HENRI de Lille .  "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[454]

 

5.         LAMBERT de Lille .  "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[455]

 

 

The parentage of Jean [I] Châtelain de Lille has not been ascertained with certainty.  Vander Haer indicates that he was the son of Châtelain Hugues (see above) but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[456].  The name “Hugues” does not feature among Jean’s known descendants, which is surprising if he was Jean’s father.  Vander Haer complicates the question by indicating that Hugues married “Ermentrude” whom he says is named “avec Jean son fils” in 1177 in a charter for Phalempin[457]This is inconsistent with the Historia Comitum Ghisnensium, according to which Hugues’s widow, Adelaide de Guines, survived her husband and married again after he died.  Vander Haer also says (unsupported by a primary source reference) that Hugues had two sons, both named Jean, of whom the younger was abbé de Phalempin. One possibility is that Jean was the son of a female relative of Châtelain Hugues (Ermentrude?) who was heiress after Hugues died without male heirs.  The absence of the name “Jean” among the members of Hugues’s family also suggests that it was introduced from another family following a marriage.  Vander Haer introduces further complications by stating that Châtelain Roger [IV] donated property to Phalempin by charter dated Feb 1217 which names “dominus Hugo tunc castellanus prædecessor meus” and (inconsistently) records that the donation was made for the soul of “patris mei dictique Hugonis[458].  One possibility is that Vander Haer truncated his extracts, and that the second quoted section represents a vidimus recording an earlier donation made by Roger’s father. 

 

1.         JEAN [I] (-[15 Jul 1199/1201]).  Châtelain de Lille...Jean châtelain de Lille...” witnessed the charter dated 12 Mar 1176 (O.S.) under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Los abbey[459].  "…Johannis Insulensis castellani…" witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1183 under which confirmed privileges of the church of St Donat, Bruges[460].  “...Ioanno castellano Insulensi...Balduino camerario de Grammin...” witnessed the charter dated Aug 1198 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange involving Nonnenbossche convent[461]...Johanne castellano Insulensi...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Jul 1199 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders established new transport tarifs for Gent[462]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  It is suggested that she was “E---“ who with her second husband G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[463].  Leuridan suggests a more complicated case, in which “E---“ was the widow of an older son of Jean [I] who predeceased his father leaving an (unnamed) son who succeeded his grandfather and for whom her second husband acting as châtelain until he died and was in turn succeeded by Roger [IV][464].  This seems an unnecessarily complicated theory and probably stretches the chronology of the family.  Jean [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROGER [IV] (-[2 Oct 1229/Jun 1230]).  Vander Haer records a donation to Phalempin by “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” dated 1212 in which he names “monsieur Jean de bonne memoire chastelain de Lille son pere[465]Châtelain de Lille: “...Rogerum castellanum Insulæ...” witnessed the charter dated Feb 1211 under which Ferrand Count of Flanders ceded part of Artois to Philippe II King of France[466]Rogerus castellanus de Insula” notified that “Alardus de Los” had sold property to Los abbey by charter dated Apr 1218[467].  “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis” established the laws of the towns of Saint-Vaast by charter dated May 1220[468].  “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” ratified the donation made to Lille Saint-Pierre by “frater meus W. prepositus Insulensis” by charter dated 1224[469].  “Rogerus Insulensis castellanus” declared that “Sara Viane de Segedin et sorores eius” had donated property to Los abbey by charter dated 2 Oct 1229[470]A charter dated Jun 1230 records that “Rogerius bonæ memoriæ quondam Insulensis castellanus” had donated property to Lille Saint-Pierre[471].  [m MARIE, daughter of --- (-before Feb 1217).  Vander Haer indicates that Châtelain Roger [IV] donated property to Phalempin by charter dated Feb 1217 “ut mihi dominus et Mariæ uxori meæ æterne beatudinis præmiæ largiatur”, suggesting that this passage indicates that she was deceased at the time[472].  Vander Haer adds that “Clement de Sainghin” (mid-15th century) indicated that Roger married “Clemence fille de Hellin S. d’Armentieres”, without citing any primary source.] 

b)         GUILLAUME (-[Nov 1235/1237]).  Provost of Lille Saint-Pierre.  “Rogerus castellanus de Insula” ratified the donation made to Lille Saint-Pierre by “frater meus W. prepositus Insulensis” by charter dated 1224[473]Châtelain de Lille: "Willelmus...prepositus beati Petri et castellanus de Insula" issued a charter dated 1233 relating to the prebend of Lille Saint-Pierre[474].  “Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1234, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[475]Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” granted property, previously held by “viri nobilis bone memorie domini Hugonis de Oisiaco...quondam uxor domina Margareta Blesensis comitissa nuper defuncta”, to “domino Matheo de Meterne militi...consanguine mea domina Elizabet uxore sua” by charter dated Nov 1235[476]

c)         [ELISABETH] de Lille (-before 1237).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1234 under which [her brother] Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[477].  Vander Haer names her “Elisabeth” dated but cites no primary source on which he bases this information[478].  No primary source has been identified which names her.  She and her husband presumably predeceased her brother Guillaume, whch accounts for the succession of her son.  m --- Châtelain de Péronne, son of --- (-before 1234). 

 

 

1.         GILBERT de Burgelle (-after Apr 1220).  It is suggested that he was appointed châtelain during the minority of Roger [IV], after marrying Roger’s mother.  Châtelain de Lille.  Gérard Chancellor of Flanders et Willelmus Sancti Audomari castellanus et Gerardus [error for Gillebertus?] Insulensis castellanus” confirmed that “Balduinus de Rouslo” had donated “decimam...apud Wevelghem” to Harlebeek by charter dated 1201[479].  “Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 [O.S.] in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[480]Balduinus...imperator...Romaniorum...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito et totius Flandrie cancellario et Wilhelmo advocato Betunie et Wilhelmo Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensi, castellanis, Balduino de Lobis et Lot--- de Ipris...baillivis suis” of his promise to build a chapel in his castle at Courtrai by charter dated Mar 1204 [O.S.] in palatio nostro Blakerne[481]Philippus marchio Namurcensis, Flandrie et Hainonie procurator” appointed a canon at Courtrai in accordance with instructions sent by “domini et fratris mei pie recordationis Balduini Flandrie et Hainonie comitis et postmodum Constantinopolitani imperatoris” to Gerardo avunculo suo Brugensi preposito, Willelmo advocato de Betunia, Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari, et Guilleberto de Burgella tunc Insulensi castellano, quos in Flandria balivos suos statuerat” by charter dated May 1209[482].  “Willelmus Brugensis prepositus ac Flandrie cancellarius” notified “Gerardo Brugensi preposito et Flandrie cancellario, castellano sancti Audomari, advocato de Betunia, Guilleberto de Burgella tunc castellano Insulensi” that “Philippus marchio Namurcensis...” had appointed the last prebend to Courtrai in accordance with the wishes of Emperor Baudouin by charter dated 4 Oct 1209[483]G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[484]m as her second husband, E---, widow of --- Châtelain de Lille, daughter of ---.  G. de Bourghiele et...uxor mea E, quondam Insule castellana” founded the chapel of Quiquemoix at Flers by charter dated Apr 1220[485].  As noted above, it is suggested that she was the widow of Jean Châtelain de Lille. 

 

 

JEAN de Péronne, son of --- Châtelain de Péronne & his wife [Elisabeth] de Lille (-17 Nov 1244)Châtelain de Péronne: Willelmus Insulensis castellanus” donated money to Phalempin abbey by charter dated 1234, sealed by “Ioannis Peronensis castellani nepotis mei et heredis[486].  He succeeded his maternal uncle as Châtelain de Lille...Jean chastelain de Lille...” witnessed the charter dated 1237 which records that “Thomas de Savoye mary de ladite Jeanne” committed to observe the treaty between Jeanne Ctss of Flanders and the king of France[487].  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[488]

m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Béthune, daughter of GUILLAUME de Béthune Seigneur de Pont-Rohard & his wife Elisabeth Dame de Pont-Rohard (-29 Dec after 1267).  A charter dated Feb 1242 records that Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et Pierre de Boueli chevalier son frère” had sold “leur ville de Combles” to Robert Comte d’Artois, and that “Mahaut femme du châtelain de Lille” had renounced her claim to dower over the town[489].  She married secondly ([Dec 1244/1245]) as his second wife, Robert de Wavrin Sénéchal de Flandre.  “Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[490].  Heiress of Molembeek, Pont-Rohart.  Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus me feme” donated property “fief...[de] me...mere Mehaus feme monseigneur Robiert de Varwin le senescal de Flandres” to Marciennes by charter dated Mar 1267[491]The necrology of Pontrohart abbey records the death IV Kal Jan” of “Mathildis castellanæ Insulensis dominæ Ponterohardi et de Molembeka...filiæ...Willermi de Bethunia domini de Ponterohardi, necnon eiusdem uxoris...Elizabeth dominæ de Ponterohardi fundatorum ecclesiæ nostræ” and the donation made by “Rogerii filii sui militis domini de Ponterohardi[492]

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

1.         [son Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne” promised to marry “son fils aîné quand il sera en âge” to “la fille aînée de Robert sénéchal de Flandre quand elle sera en âge”, and to give “le manoir de Sainghin ou d’Erkinghem ou celui du Plouich” to his son before the marriage, by charter dated Feb 1241[493].  It is not known whether this son was the same person as Jean [III] de Lille who is named below.  Betrothed (Feb 1241) to --- de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his first wife Eustachie de Châtillon.] 

2.         JEAN [III] de Lille (-[1276/Jun 1277])Châtelain de Lille.  Châtelain de Péronne, which he sold to Guillaume de Longueval, who resold it to Louis IX King of France: Johannes castellanus Insulensis” acknowledged having sold “castellaniam Peronensem” to “domino Guillelmo de Longavalle militi”, who resold it to the king of France, and having received the sale price, by charter dated 29 Aug 1267[494]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[495].  “...Johannes castellanus Insulensis...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[496]m MATHILDE de Mortagne, daughter of ARNAUD de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Yolande de Coucy (-1311).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis de Nigella[497]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[498]Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et Jean châtelain de Lille son fils” acknowledged a debt to Guy Count of Flanders under their guarantee given for “Jakemon de Landas bourgeois de Douai” by charter dated Jun 1277[499]Jean [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN [IV] de Lille (-before Jun 1292)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis de Nigella[500]Châtelain de Lille: Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et Jean châtelain de Lille son fils” acknowledged a debt to Guy Count of Flanders under their guarantee given for “Jakemon de Landas bourgeois de Douai” by charter dated Jun 1277[501]Jean châtelain de Lille” sold property to Lille Saint-Pierre, which could use any property to pay dower to “Béatrix sa femme” if he predeceased her, by charter dated Mar 1284[502]m (before Nov 1279) BEATRIX de Clermont, daughter of SIMON [II] de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle & his wife Adela de Montfort (-after 12 Mar 1293).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenita...filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania, Mathildis” married “castellano Insulensi” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias, quorum primogenitus Joannes” succeeded his father and married “[filiam] domini Joannis [error for Simonis] de Nigella[503].  “Jean Châtelain de Lille” declared that, if “Béatrix sa femme” claimed dower from revenue at Wattignies which he had sold to Lille Saint-Pierre, the chapter could pay from other revenue by charter dated Nov 1279[504].  “Beatris de Neele chastellaine de Lille” acknowledged receiving“le tière de le conté à Hierlies” on behalf of her son from his great-aunt by charter dated 12 Mar 1292 (O.S.)[505].  Jean [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          JEAN [V] de Lille (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  Châtelain de Lille, presumably under the guardianship of his maternal uncles: “Raoul de Clermont connétable de France et seigneur de Nesle et Willaume de Mortagne seigneur de Rumes et de Dossemez” consented to “Jean châtelain de Lille leur neveu” paying money to Bois de Beaulieu abbey where “Maire sœur dudit Jean” was a nun, by charter dated Jun 1292[506].  “Jean châtelain de Lille écuyer” ratified a sale of property to Lille Saint-Pierre made by “Simon de Marchenelles écuyer” by charter dated Jul 1299[507].  Goethals-Vercruysse and Voisin record that “le châtelain de Lille” fought at Courtrai in the battalion led by [his matrernal uncle] “[le] connétable Rodolphe de Nesle” and in a later passage name “Jean IV châtelain de Lille” among those who were killed in the battle[508].  The Chronica of Gilles li Muisis names “castellanus Insulensis” among those who were killed at Courtrai[509].  A Chronique Anonyme of the war between the king of France and the count of Flanders  names “li castelains de Lille” among those who were killed at Courtrai[510].  The Chronique Artésienne records “li castelains de Lille” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302[511]

ii)         [SIMON de Lille (-young).  Vander Haer names “Simon de Lille mort jeune et Guyotte chastelaine apres luy et son heritiere universelle” as the children of Jean Châtelain de Lille who was killed at Courtrai[512].  He cites no primary source on which he bases the information, which is clearly garbled as Guyotte was the daughter of Jean [IV] whereas Jean [V] was killed at Courtrai.  It should be noted that the name “Simon” was used in the family of the wife of Jean [IV].] 

iii)        GUYOTTE de Lille ([1275]-7 Aug 1337, bur Abbaye de Phalempin)Wallerans de Luxelbourch sires de Ligny et castelains de Lille” notified the payment of a debt by charter dated 5 Nov 1305[513].  “Wallerans de Lussenbourc sires de Ligny et castelaine de Lille et Guiote damoisiele et castelaine” donated property to Cambrai by charter dated 1 May 1310[514]The necrology of Lille Saint-Pierre records the names “VII Kal Feb” of “domini Walerani de Luxembourg, domini de Ligny et Guyote uxoris eius castulanæ Insulensis et Jeannis filiis eorum[515]Guyotte dame de Ligny et châtelaine de Lille” founded at chapel at Neuville, Phalempin, for the souls of “feus Jean son père, de Beatrix de Nesle sa mère, de Mahaut son aïeule” and also for the souls of “Wallerand de Luxembourg son mari et de Jean son fils”, by charter dated Mar 1336[516]An inscription in the chapel of Saint-Jean-l’Evangéliste at Phalempin records the death 7 Aug 1337 of dame Guyote dame de Ligny chastelaine de Lille[517].  "Iehans de Luxembourg chastelains de Lille et sire de Roussy", by charter dated 15 Jan 1347, notified letters issued by “nostre...pere monseigneur Walerand de Luxembourg seigneur de Liney et de feu nostre...mere Guyote...chastelaine de Lille[518]m (before 5 Nov 1305) WALERAN [II] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny, de Beauvoir et de Roussy, son of WALERAN [I] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny & his wife Jeanne de Beauvoir Dame de Beauvoir (-after 1 Nov 1352, bur Notre-Dame de Cambrai). 

iv)       MAIRE de Lille (-after Mar 1320).  Nun at Bois de Beaulieu abbey: Raoul de Clermont connétable de France et seigneur de Nesle et Willaume de Mortagne seigneur de Rumes et de Dossemez” consented to “Jean châtelain de Lille leur neveu” paying money to Bois de Beaulieu abbey where “Maire sœur dudit Jean” was a nun, by charter dated Jun 1292[519].  “Wallerand de Luxembourg sire de Ligny et Guyotte châtelaine de Lille” noted revenue payable to “leur sœur Maire de Lille religieuse en [l’abbaye de Beaulieu]” by charter dated Mar 1319 (V.S.)[520]

b)         ROGER de Lille (-[23 Sep 1303/5 Nov 1305]).  Châtelain de Lille: a list of expenses for boarding at Bruges dated 6 Aug 1302 names “Rogier le castelain de Lille[521].  The signatories of the peace signed 23 Sep 1303 between Philippe IV King of France and the Flemish includes “Roger châtelain de Lille chevalier[522]

c)         THOMAS de Lille (-after Feb 1282).  He is named “Jean châtelain de Lille et Mahaut châtelaine de Lille pour...Thomassin leur fils ou de leur quatrième fils qui ne seroit pas clerc si Thomas venoit à mourir” in his marriage contract dated Jul 1275[523].  A charter dated Feb 1282 records that Thomas later refused to marry his betrothed and the settlement of the dispute which followed[524]Betrothed (Jul 1275, contract broken before Feb 1282) to CATHERINE de Maldeghem, daughter of --- Seigneur de Maldeghem & his wife --- (-after Feb 1282).  The marriage contract between “Jean châtelain de Lille et Mahaut châtelaine de Lille pour...Thomassin leur fils ou de leur quatrième fils qui ne seroit pas clerc si Thomas venoit à mourir” and “Jean de Ghistielle Sgr. de Fourmesielle et de le Wastine et les communs amis de Cath. fille cadette de Mgr. Philippon de Maldenghien” is dated Jul 1275, and provides for inheritance by “demoiselle Agnès sœur cadette de ladite Cath...Phil. de Maldenghiem son frère[525]

3.         ROGER de Lille (-after 28 Oct 1267).  Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus de Mortaigne se femme” acknowledged that “Rogiers nos...freres” had donated property to Phalempin by charter dated 28 Oct 1267[526]

4.         ISABELLE de Lille (-after 15 Feb 1267).  Arnoul sire de Mortagne et châtelain de Tournai” promised to indemnify “Bauduin seigneur de Comines son cousin” for the sum for which he had guaranteed “Isabelle et Mahaut enfants de Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et de Péronne” by charter dated Mar 1254[527].  “Isabeau de Lille sœur du châtelain de Lille” acknowledged that “Jean Cordieles” had received money owed him by the countess of Flanders by charter dated 15 Feb 1267[528].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1270 confirmed that the sums donated under the charter dated Mar 1254 had been bequeathed to Isabelle and Mathilde by “li castelains Jehans pères le castelain et les demizieles devant dites[529]

5.         MATHILDE de Lille (-after 12 Mar 1293)Arnoul sire de Mortagne et châtelain de Tournai” promised to indemnify “Bauduin seigneur de Comines son cousin” for the sum for which he had guaranteed “Isabelle et Mahaut enfants de Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et de Péronne” by charter dated Mar 1254[530].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1270 confirmed that the sums donated under the charter dated Mar 1254 had been bequeathed to Isabelle and Mathilde by “li castelains Jehans pères le castelain et les demizieles devant dites[531].  Guy Count of Flanders confirmed that “damoiselle Mehaut jadis fille au chastellain de Lille et de Piéronne” acknowledged a debt due to her (“le tière de le conté à Hierlies”) from “mes...frères Jehans de boine memoire jadis chastellains de Lille...pour le raison de men mariage”, that “mes...niés Jehans de boine mémore jadis chastellains de Lille et fius aisnés à men...frère” had requested not to alienate the sum, and that now she granted it to “Jehan chastellain de Lille”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1292 (O.S.)[532].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  m as his second wife, ROBERT de Wavrin, son of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his first wife Eustachie de Châtillon (-[1308]). 

6.         SIBYLLE de Lille (-after 1304)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Dec 1294 under which [her husband] “Jehans de Gavre sires de Hérimes” acknowledged that “medamoisièle Mehaus de Lille” donated dowry to “Sébile se suer me...compaigne...en aidwe de son mariage”, that he had received the money from “noble dame Béatris de Neele castellaine de Lille”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1294[533]m JAN van Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez, son of ARNOUT van Gavre & his second wife Marguerite --- (-killed in battle 13 Aug 1297). 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de COMINES

 

 

1.         ALARD de Comines (-after May 1047).  “…Alardi de Cominiis…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[534]

 

2.         BOUCHARD de Comines (-after 13 Sep 1083).  "…Bochardi de Commines…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[535]

 

3.         WALKER [Gauthier?] de Comines (-after 1096).  "…Walkerus de Cumines…" subscribed the charter dated 1096 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to Lille Saint-Pierre[536]

 

 

Two brothers: 

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

a)         GUILLAUME de Comines (-after 1163).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[537].  “Whillelmus et Balduinus de Comines” subscribed the charter dated 1163 which records a donation to Marchiennes[538]

b)         BAUDOUIN [I] de Comines (-after 1163).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[539].  “Whillelmus et Balduinus de Comines” subscribed the charter dated 1163 which records a donation to Marchiennes[540]

2.         SIGER (-after 1138).  Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between the monks of Bas-Warneton and "Balduinum de Comminis" by charter dated 1138, witnessed by "Willelmus frater Balduini, Sygerus patruus eius..."[541]

 

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN [II] de Comines (-1218)Seigneur de CominesBalduinus de Comminis cum Beatrice uxore mea” granted privileges at Comines to Nonnenbossche abbey by charter dated 1196[542].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[543]"Balduinus dominus de Comines…et Balduinus junior filius meus Ariensis castellanus" renounced rights over revenue from Dranoutre by charter dated 25 Jul 1200[544]...Balduini de Commines...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[545]"Balduinus dominus de Commines et filius meus Balduinus junior Ariensis castellanus" freed serfs and offered them to Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated May 1209[546]m firstly BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  Balduinus de Comminis cum Beatrice uxore mea” granted privileges at Comines to Nonnenbossche abbey by charter dated 1196[547]m secondly as her third husband, MATHILDE de Béthune, widow firstly of GAUTHIER de Bourbourg, and secondly of HUGUES de Houdain, daughter of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- (-7 Dec 1220).  “Matildis de Hosdagnio et Balduinus de Cominis maritus meus” and “Danielem advocatum Attrebatensem et dominum Bethuniensem” divided “terra de Chockes” between them, inherited from “Aelide filia Balduini quondam comitis de Aubeni”, by charter dated Jan 1216 (O.S.), with the seal of “Mathildis domine de Hosden et castellanee de Broburg” attached[548]Baudouin [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN [III] de Comines (-after Jan 1258).  "Balduinus dominus de Comines…et Balduinus junior filius meus Ariensis castellanus" renounced rights over revenue from Dranoutre by charter dated 25 Jul 1200[549].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et filius meus Balduinus junior Ariensis castellanus" freed serfs and offered them to Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated May 1209[550]Seigneur de Comines.  "Balduinus dominus de Comines" acknowledged a sale of property to Saint-Bertin by "Balduinus de Meternes et Elizabeth uxor eius, filia cognate mei Gilleberti de Wartenbeke", confirming an earlier transaction involving property which "domina Agnes mater predicte Elisabeth, ex dono predicti Gilleberti olim mariti suiet tunc temporis vir suus Hugo de Bakelrod" had bequeathed to "dicto Balduino de Meternes et uxori suo", by charter dated 31 Mar 1213[551].  Châtelain d’Aire.  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[552].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[553].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[554]"Balduinus dominus de Comines et Balduinus filius meus primogenitus" recognised the right of Lille Saint-Pierre to build a mill at Wevicq by charter dated 22 Feb 1225[555]Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[556]"Balduinus miles dominus de Comines" confirmed a sale of property with a donation of revenue to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jan 1249[557].  "Balduinus miles dominus de Commines" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "filii mei primogeniti Balduini de Commines", by charter dated Jan 1258[558]m GERTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after 1219).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[559].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[560].  Baudouin [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          BAUDOUIN (-after Jan 1258).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[561].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[562]"Balduinus dominus de Comines et Balduinus filius meus primogenitus" recognised the right of Lille Saint-Pierre to build a mill at Wevicq by charter dated 22 Feb 1225[563]Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[564]

ii)         --- (-after Nov 1240).  “Bauduin sire de Comines chevalier, sa fille femme dudit Gérard, Bauduin chevalier damoiseau de Comines et fils de Bauduin…” sealed the charter dated Nov 1240 under which “Gérard sire de Waudripont chevalier” granted rights to the inhabitants of Renaix[565]m GERARD Seigneur de Waudripont, son of --- (-after Nov 1240). 

b)         GUILLAUME (-after Jun 1224).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines et castellanus Ariensis" donated property to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "uxore mea Gertrude et filio meo primogenito Balduino", by charter dated Jun 1218, witnessed by "Willelmo fratre meo, prepositi Casletensi…"[566].  Provost of Cassel.  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[567]

c)         JEAN (-after Jun 1224).  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin, with the consent of "Gertrude uxore mea", by charter dated 1219, witnessed by "Johannes de Commines frater meus…"[568].  "Balduinus dominus de Commines" confirmed a donation to Saint-Bertin by charter dated Jun 1224, which names "Willelmi prepositi Casletensis et Johannis militis, fratrum meorum, et Balduini junioris filii mei"[569]

 

 

 

C.      WAVRIN

 

 

Wavrin is situated about 10 kilometres south-west of Lille, in the present-day French département of Nord. 

 

 

1.         ROGER [I] de Wavrin (-after [1018/31]).  "Rogeri de Waurinio…" subscribed the charter dated to [1018/31] (document incorrectly dated 1002) under which "Hernoldus cum mea coniuge Richelde" donated "villam…Bovines" to the abbey of Saint-Amand[570].  Abbot Malbod recorded previous donations to the abbey of Saint-Amand by undated charter, dated by the compiler to [1049/63], one of which is the donation made by "tres…sorores Gysla, Liegardis, Ermentrudis, annuentibus maritis earum Stephano, Tietbaldo et Lietduino" of "predii in Haltiaco" which is subscribed by "Rotgeri…"[571]

 

2.         HELIE [I] de Wavrin (-after May 1047).  “…Hellini de Wavrinio…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[572]m ---.  The name of Hélie’s wife is not known.  Hélie [I] & his wife had one child]: 

a)         [HELIE [II] de Wavrin (-after 1096).  A charter dated 1096 records the foundation of Anchin abbey by "Ansellus Valencenensis castellanus, Ribodimonthis et Oestrevandiæ dominus" and includes a long list of "nomina…militum" who were present, including "Ex Tornacensibus et vicinis: Hellinus Vavrinius H. filius…" named first in the representatives from Tournai[573].  No other reference to Hélie de Wavrin, or his supposed father, has been found.  The 1096 document appears dubious because of the unusually long list of individuals who are supposedly named as present and may not be contemporary.]

 

 

1.         ROGER [II] de Wavrin (-before 1107).  He is named in his wife’s 1107 donation but no primary source has been identified which names him in his own capacity.  m as her first husband, EMMISSA de Valenciennes, daughter of ISAAC Châtelain de Valenciennes & his wife Mathilde --- (-after 1143).  Her parentage and first two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes, for the souls of "patris et matris [et] domini mei…Rogeri…de Wavring", signed by "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis, Godzewini de Avesnes…"[574] She married secondly Fastré de Fossé and thirdly Godfried [I] van Aarschot

 

 

1.         ROGER [III] de Wavrin (-1160 or after)Sénéchal de Flandre.  A charter dated 1135 names Roger de Wavrin as seneschal[575].  "…Henrici de Broburc constabuli, Rogeri de Wavrin, Rogeri castellani de Curtrai…Gualtero castellani de Duaco…" signed the charter dated 1154 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an agreement between the abbey of Saint-Amand and "Stephanus ministerialis ville Sancti-Amandi" concerning the injustices by "avus eius Almannus"[576].  "…Rogeri de Wavrin, Hellini filii ipsius, Michaelis constabularii, Symonis castellani de Oisi, Hugonis castellani de Pulchro Manso, Michaelis castellani de Duaco…Hugonis prepositi Sancti Petri Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1161 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Aubert at Vitry[577]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 1157).  Brassart states that Mathilde, wife of Roger [III] de Wavrin, is named "1157, titre de l’abbaye de Loos" but he does not cite or quote the source[578]m secondly YOLANDE de Tournai, daughter of EVERARD [II] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his wife ---.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinum…Evrardum et Godefridum filios…et Yolandem filiam" as children of Richildis, specifying that Yolande married "dapifero Rogerio"[579]Roger [III] & his first wife had [nine] children: 

a)         HELIE [III] de Wavrin (-[Acre] [1191/92]).  "…Rogeri de Wavrin, Hellini filii ipsius, Michaelis constabularii, Symonis castellani de Oisi, Hugonis castellani de Pulchro Manso, Michaelis castellani de Duaco…Hugonis prepositi Sancti Petri Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1161 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Aubert at Vitry[580].  Sénéchal de Flandre 1169.  "Hellinus Flandrie dapifer" donated property to Arras St Vaast with the consent of "Hugone de Bellomanso et Mathilde filia mea, uxore illius" dated 1175 "ob animam dominii Rogeri filii mei"[581]Brassart quotes a charter dated 1177 under which "Hellinus dapifer Flandrensis" donated property to Vaucelles, with the consent of “Torsellæ uxoris meæ et Philippi filii mei cæterorum liberorum meorum[582].  “Hellini, Roberti et Gossuini fratrum D. Episcopi...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[583]A continuator of Sigebert records deaths at Acre in 1191, including that of "…Hellinus…dapifer Flandrensis"[584].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Hellinus de Waurin Flandrie senescalcus et Rogerus Cameracensis episcopus fratres" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[585]m TORSELLA d'Arras, daughter of ALELME d'Arras & his wife --- (-after 1177).  Brassart states that "Torsella d’Arras fille du chevalier Alelme" was the wife of Hélie [III] in 1177, citing the cartulary of Artois[586].  Brassart quotes a charter dated 1177 under which "Hellinus dapifer Flandrensis" donated property to Vaucelles, with the consent of “Torsellæ uxoris meæ et Philippi filii mei cæterorum liberorum meorum[587]Hélie [III] & his wife had eight children: 

i)          MATHILDE de Wavrin .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1175 under which “Hellinus Flandrie dapifer” returned property to Saint-Vaast, with the consent of “Hugone de Bellomanso et Mathilde filia mea uxore illius”, for the soul of “domini Rogeri filii mei[588].  The fact that she was already married at that date suggests that Mathilde was one of her parents’ older children.  m (before 1175) HUGUES de Beaumetz, son of ---. 

ii)         PHILIPPE de Wavrin (-after 1177).  Brassart quotes a charter dated 1177 under which "Hellinus dapifer Flandrensis" donated property to Vaucelles, with the consent of “Torsellæ uxoris meæ et Philippi filii mei cæterorum liberorum meorum[589]

iii)        ROGER de Wavrin (-before 1175).  “Hellinus Flandrie dapifer” returned property to Saint-Vaast, with the consent of “Hugone de Bellomanso et Mathilde filia mea uxore illius”, for the soul of “domini Rogeri filii mei”, by charter dated 1175[590]

iv)       ROBERT [I] de Wavrin (-before [17] Sep 1196).  Seneschal of Flanders 1192.  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[591]

-         see below

v)        HELIE de Wavrin (-after Mar 1215).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[592]"Johannes...Insulensis castellanus" attested that "domina Ansilia nobilis mulier de Spineto" had donated land to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "Robberti et Gosuini fratrum suorum et Hellini de Wauerin nepotis sui" by charter dated [17] Sep 1196[593].  Seigneur de Heudincourt et de Waziers.  Renaud de Croisilles” agreed to guarantee the good conduct of “Hellin de Wavrin chevalier fils de Sibylle...[et] son fils” and of “Hellin de Wavrin l’oncle” to the king by charter dated Mar 1214 (O.S.)[594]

vi)       HILDRADE de Wavrin (-after 1193)"Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[595]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Balduinus de Mortania" married "filiam senescalli Flandriæ...Hediardem"[596]. m BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne, son of EVERARD [III] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai & his second wife Gertrude de Montaigu (-after 21 May 1208). 

vii)      MARIE de Wavrin (-after 1193).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[597]

viii)     ADA de Wavrin (-after 1193).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[598]

b)         GILLES de Wavrin (-after 1157).  Brassart states that Gilles, second son of Roger [III] de Wavrin, is named "1157, titre de l’abbaye de Loos" but he does not cite or quote the source[599]

c)         ROGER de Wavrin (-[Acre] [1191/92]).  Brassart states that Roger, third son of Roger [III] de Wavrin, is named "chanoine en 1169, titre de l’abbaye de Liessies" but he does not cite or quote the source[600].  Archdeacon of Cambrai.  Brassart states that a charter of Hélie [III] de Wavrin for Vaucelles dated 1177 names "Rogerus archids frater meus" but he does not cite the source[601]Bishop of Cambrai 1179.  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records in 1178 the appointment of “Rogerus Cameracensis archidiaconus” as bishop of Cambrai[602]Hellini, Roberti et Gossuini fratrum D. Episcopi...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[603].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Hellinus de Waurin Flandrie senescalcus et Rogerus Cameracensis episcopus fratres" among those who died in Palestine in [1191], presumably at the siege of Acre[604]

d)         ROBERT de Wavrin (-after 1209).  "Philippus Flandrie et Viromandie comes" issued a judgment dated 1177 in favour of Arras St Vaast in a claim by "Hellinus de Wavrin dapifer noster et Robertus de Seugin frater eius" relating to mills in "Anuelin et Donz"[605]Hellini, Roberti et Gossuini fratrum D. Episcopi...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[606]"Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[607]"Johannes...Insulensis castellanus" attested that "domina Ansilia nobilis mulier de Spineto" had donated land to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "Robberti et Gosuini fratrum suorum et Hellini de Wauerin nepotis sui" by charter dated [17] Sep 1196[608]. Balduinus...imperator...Romanie...Flandrie et Hainonie comes” notified “avunculo suo Gerardo Brugensium preposito ac Flandrie cancellario et...Willelmo castellano Sancti Audomari et Gilleberto Insulensis, baillivis suis de Flandrie” that he had granted land to “Waltero clerico...de Curtraco” at the request of “Robertus de Sperleka” by charter dated Feb 1204 [O.S.] in palacio nostro Blakerne”, witnessed by “homines mei de Flandria:...Gislebertus de Ipra, Robelote de Waverin...homines nostri de Romania...Cono de Betunia fidelis et consanguineus noster, Gulfridus marescallus Campanie, Milo de Brebant, Manesulus de Insula[609]Brassart states that "Robert l’oncle de Wavrin vivait encore en 1209" but he does not cite the source[610]m as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Guines, widow of HUGUES Châtelain de Lille, daughter of ARNOUL Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem …Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Willelmus Andomarensis castellanus" & his wife, specifying that Marguerite married firstly "Insulensi castellano Hugoni" (specifying that he was "prius Sancti Piati Seclinensis preoposito") and secondly "Roberto de Waveriaco, fratri Hellini Flandrie dapiferi sive senescali", specifying that her dowry was "apud Senghiniacum"[611]

e)         GOSWIN de Wavrin (-after 1204).  Hellini, Roberti et Gossuini fratrum D. Episcopi...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[612]"Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[613]"Johannes...Insulensis castellanus" attested that "domina Ansilia nobilis mulier de Spineto" had donated land to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "Robberti et Gosuini fratrum suorum et Hellini de Wauerin nepotis sui" by charter dated [17] Sep 1196[614]m as her third husband, ADA du Rœulx, widow firstly of NIKOLAAS van Boulaere and secondly of DROGON de Bousies, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz ([before 1150]-).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the first husband of Ada as "Nicholao de Bouleirs", her second husband "Drogoni de Boosiis" (specifying that they had children) and her third husband "militia Flandrensi Gosuino"[615]

f)          MATHILDE de Wavrin (-after 1163).  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1157 records the contract for the marriage of "Raginaldus Insule castellanus" and "Matildim Rogeri de Waverin dapiferi nostri filiam", constituting as her dowry revenue from "Senghin in Weppes…consulatum de Everlengeham"[616].    m (contract [1157]) RENAUD Châtelain de Lille, son of ROGER [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife --- (-[1163]). 

g)         A--- de Wavrin (-after 1193).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[617]m --- de Meaulens, son of --- (-1193 or before). 

h)         ANSILIA de Wavrin (-after [17] Sep 1196).  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[618]"Johannes...Insulensis castellanus" attested that "domina Ansilia nobilis mulier de Spineto" had donated land to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "Robberti et Gosuini fratrum suorum et Hellini de Wauerin nepotis sui" by charter dated [17] Sep 1196[619]m GOSCELIN Seigneur d'Antoing, son of ALARD [II] Seigneur d’Epinoy et d’Antoing & his wife [Flandrine de Namur] (-1193). 

i)          [daughter .  It is not known whether this daughter was the same person as one of the other daughters who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          JEAN [II] (-[1196]).  Fanien states that Jean was “le neveu de Roger évêque de Cambrai du côté de sa mère”, but he does not cite the primary sources on which this information is based[620].  Archdeacon of Cambrai.  Archdeacon of Artois.  Bishop of Cambrai 1192.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1193 that "Guilelmus Remensis archiepiscopus" consecrated “Iohannem” as bishop of Cambrai, adding that “de hoc Iohanne dicitur quod virgo decesserit[621]

 

 

ROBERT [I] de Wavrin, son of HELIE [III] de Wavrin Seneschal of Flanders & his wife Torsella d'Arras (-before [17] Sep 1196)Sénéchal de Flandre 1192.  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[622].  The date of his death is set by the charter dated [17] Sep 1196 which records the donation made by his sister Ansilia, to which his son Hélie consented. 

m (before 1193) SIBYLLE de Flandre, daughter of PIERRE de Flandre Comte de Nevers & his wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] ([1176]-after 1236).  The Flandria Generosa names "Sibillam filiam [Petri et comitissam de Nevers]"[623]The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the daughter of "Petrus…fratris…comits Flandrie et Viromandie" as "[uxor] Roberto…de Wavrin" but does not name her[624]Heiress of Saint-Vlaast, Lillers and Vladslo.  "Robertus de Wavrin dominus Lilerii et scenescalcus Flandrie" freed two serfs, with the consent of "uxore mea Sibilia…etiam…fratre meo Hellino et Hildiarde et Maroia et Ada sororibus meus et R. de Senghin et Gossuino patruis meis et A. de Meallens et Y. de Spineto amitis meis", by charter dated 1193[625]"Sibilia de Waverino dompna de Lileriis" confirmed the donation to Furnes abbey made by “dompnus Erlebaldus miles de Scora” by charter dated Oct 1220, witnessed by “Elizabeth de Monte Mirali senescalla Flandrie...[626]"Sibilla domina de Wavrin" sold revenue from Santes to Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1225[627]

Robert [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HELIE [IV] de Wavrin (-22 Jan 1222).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "monseignour Pieron...une fille...Sebille" married “monseignour Robert de Waurin senechal de Flandres” by whom she had “i fil...Hellins[628].  Sénéchal de Flandre.  "…Hellini de Wavrin…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[629]Renaud de Croisilles” agreed to guarantee the good conduct of “Hellin de Wavrin chevalier fils de Sibylle...[et] son fils” to the king by charter dated Mar 1214 (O.S.)[630]m (1211) ISABELLE de Montmirail, daughter of JEAN de Montmirail Châtelain de Cambrai & his wife Helvise de Dampierre (-after 16 Mar 1223).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "monseignour Pieron...une fille...Sebille" married “monseignour Robert de Waurin senechal de Flandres” by whom she had “i fil...Hellins” who married “la serour monseignour Jehan de Monmiral[631].  “Guido de Dampetra...et Ioannis nepotis mei de monte Mirelli” notified that Blanche comtesse de Champagne was guarantor for “Hellium de Waurino et matrem eius” for “maritagio uxoris suæ...post decessum...Margaretæ uxoris Galteri de Auesnis” by charter dated Nov 1211[632].  "Sibilia de Waverino dompna de Lileriis" confirmed the donation to Furnes abbey made by “dompnus Erlebaldus miles de Scora” by charter dated Oct 1220, witnessed by “Elizabeth de Monte Mirali senescalla Flandrie...[633].  Brassart states that "Ysabella senescalca Flandrensis est indiquée comme veuve d’Hellin sénéchal de Flandre, fils de Sibille dame de Lillers" in a charter dated 16 Mar 1222 (O.S.) for the abbey of Prés de Douai but he does not cite the source[634]Hélie [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROBERT [II] de Wavrin (-[1273])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]” and his wife “la serour monseignour Jehan de Monmiral” had “li ainsnés des filz...Robert, il tint la terre après son pere[635]Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[636]m firstly (after 1227) as her second husband, EUSTACHIE de Châtillon, widow of DANIEL de Béthune, daughter of GAUCHER [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth de Saint-PolThe late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil et pluseurs filles[637]"Eustacia domini Galcheri de Castillione comitis Sti Pauli filia, uxor…Danielis advocati Attrebatensis ac domini Bettuniensis" confirmed her husband’s donation to the canons of Arras by charter dated Feb 1218[638]m secondly ([Dec 1244/1245]) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Béthune, widow of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille et de Péronne, daughter of GUILLAUME de Béthune Seigneur de Pont-Rohard & his wife Elisabeth Dame de Pont-Rohard (-29 Dec after 1267)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles[639]Robert de Wavring sénéchal de Flandre” declared having paid “la dette du châtelain”, with the consent of “Mahaut sa femme veuve de Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne et des enfans de ladite Mahaut”, by charter dated 1245[640]Iehans castellains de Lille chevaliers...et Mehaus me feme” donated property “fief...[de] me...mere Mehaus feme monseigneur Robiert de Varwin le senescal de Flandres” to Marciennes by charter dated Mar 1267[641]The necrology of Pontrohart abbey records the death IV Kal Jan” of “Mathildis castellanæ Insulensis dominæ Ponterohardi et de Molembeka...filiæ...Willermi de Bethunia domini de Ponterohardi, necnon eiusdem uxoris...Elizabeth dominæ de Ponterohardi fundatorum ecclesiæ nostræ” and the donation made by “Rogerii filii sui militis domini de Ponterohardi[642].  Robert [II] & his first wife had [five] children: 

i)          HELIE [VI] de Wavrin (-[1284]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil...Hellins” who married “la dame de Malaunoi” and had “i fil et ii filles[643].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]” incurred debts, married “lune de ses filles à i riche bourgois d’Arras” who paid a large part of the debts, although he was eventually obliged to sell his lands[644]m MARIE Dame de Malannoy, daughter of ---.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil...Hellins” who married “la dame de Malaunoi” and had “i fil et ii filles[645].  Hélie [VI] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ROBERT [III] de Wavrin (-[before 1304]). 

-         WAVRIN[646]

(b)       daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]” incurred debts, married “lune de ses filles à i riche bourgois d’Arras” who paid a large part of the debts, although he was eventually obliged to sell his lands[647]

ii)         [daughter Jean châtelain de Lille et de Péronne” promised to marry “son fils aîné quand il sera en âge” to “la fille aînée de Robert sénéchal de Flandre quand elle sera en âge”, and to give “le manoir de Sainghin ou d’Erkinghem ou celui du Plouich” to his son before the marriage, by charter dated Feb 1241[648].  It is not known whether this daughter was the same person as Sibylle who is named below.  Betrothed (Feb 1241) to --- de Lille, son of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille et de Péronne & his [first/second wife ---/Mathilde de Béthune].] 

iii)        SIBYLLE de Wavrin .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married "filia senescalli Flandriæ Roberti" by whom he had “filios[649]m (before 1260) as his first wife, HUGUES [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes (-[1310])

iv)       daughters .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married “la sereur le conte Huon de Saint Pol qui avoit esté femme lauoé de Betune” and had “i fil et pluseurs filles[650]

v)        ROBERT de Wavrin (-[1308]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles[651].  Robert must have been born from his father’s first marriage because Robert’s second wife was the daughter of his stepmother by her first marriage (assuming that this marriage is correct).  m firstly MARIE de Roye, daughter of --- (-after 1282).  m secondly MATHILDE de Lille, daughter of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Béthune (-after 12 Mar 1293).  “Arnoul sire de Mortagne et châtelain de Tournai” promised to indemnify “Bauduin seigneur de Comines son cousin” for the sum for which he had guaranteed “Isabelle et Mahaut enfants de Mahaut châtelaine de Lille et de Péronne” by charter dated Mar 1254[652].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1270 confirmed that the sums donated under the charter dated Mar 1254 had been bequeathed to Isabelle and Mathilde by “li castelains Jehans pères le castelain et les demizieles devant dites[653].  Guy Count of Flanders confirmed that “damoiselle Mehaut jadis fille au chastellain de Lille et de Piéronne” acknowledged a debt due to her (“le tière de le conté à Hierlies”) from “mes...frères Jehans de boine memoire jadis chastellains de Lille...pour le raison de men mariage”, that “mes...niés Jehans de boine mémore jadis chastellains de Lille et fius aisnés à men...frère” had requested not to alienate the sum, and that now she granted it to “Jehan chastellain de Lille”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1292 (O.S.)[654].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

Robert [II] & his second wife had four children: 

vi)       JEANNE de Wavrin (after 1244-).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom one daughter married “monsr Rason de Gaure[655]m RASO [XI] van Gavre, son of [RASO [IX] de Gavre & his wife ---]

vii)      GUILLEMETTE de Wavrin (-16 Feb 1312).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the second daughter married “messires Jehans d’Escornai[656]m JAN van Gavre Heer van Schorisse, son of ARNOUT van Gavre Heer van Schorisse & his wife --- (-29 Mar 1302). 

viii)     ISABELLE de Wavrin (-after 1 Feb 1304).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the third daughter married “Erart de Beure sires de Waslers[657]Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[658].  “Erar chevalier sire de Beveren et de Wallers castelain de Dyckemue et dame Isabeau de Wavrin” granted transport rights to “Arnoul Brantin” by charter dated 1294[659].  Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[660]m ERARD van Beveren et de Wallers, son of --- (-before 1 Feb 1304). 

ix)       --- de Wavrin .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the fourth daughter married “messires Jehans de Gaure, freres monsr Rasson[661]m JAN van Gavre, son of [RASO [IX] de Gavre & his wife ---]

b)         HELIE [V] de Wavrin (-after Jan 1246)"Hellinus de Wavrain dictus patruus" founded a chapel "apud Wasiers" by charter dated 31 Oct 1229[662]Seigneur de Harponlieu.  Brassart states that Hélie "vendit ses biens de Bourgogne au duc Hugues IV" in 1243 but he does not cite the source[663].  Brassart states that Hélie is named "frère du sénéchal de Flandre" in a charter dated Jan 1245 (O.S.)[664]m as her second husband, ELISABETH de Béthune, widow of JEAN de Steelant avoué d’Usse, daughter of ROBERT [VII] Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Elisabeth de Morialmes (-before 1300).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]” married “la fille lauoé Robert de Betune” and had “ii filles[665].  She married thirdly (before 1284) as his second wife, Hugues [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secundus filius domini Hugonis de Antoing, Hugo” married secondly "filiam advocati Bethuniæ Roberti, relictam domini Hellini de Waurin"[666].  Hélie [V] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ROBERT de Wavrin (-after Aug 1269).  Seigneur de Harponlieu.  Goethals states that the testament of Robert, son of Hélie [V], is dated Aug 1269 and names “Mahaut et Isabelle de Wavrin ses deux sœurs, messeigneurs le sénéchal et le connétable ses oncles, monseigneur Michel aussi son oncle, et Jolande, dame de Harnes, sa femme”, but he does not cite the source[667]

ii)         MATHILDE de Wavrin .  Goethals states that the testament of Robert, son of Hélie [V], is dated Aug 1269 and names “Mahaut et Isabelle de Wavrin ses deux sœurs...”, but he does not cite the source[668]

iii)        ISABELLE de Wavrin .  Goethals states that the testament of Robert, son of Hélie [V], is dated Aug 1269 and names “Mahaut et Isabelle de Wavrin ses deux sœurs...”, but he does not cite the source[669]

c)         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...frere [dou seneschal Robert]...leur sereur” married “monseign Hellin de Chysoing” and had “ii filz...li ainsnés...Hellins et li autres Jehans”, of whom the former married “la sereur monsr Rasson de Gaure le pere” and had “ii filz...li ainsnés...Ernoulz et li autres Hellins[670]m HELIE de Cysoing, son of ---. 

 

 



[1] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XX, p. 20. 

[2] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XX, p. 20. 

[3] Rymer (1745), Tome I, Pars I, p. 1. 

[4] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 221. 

[5] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 226. 

[6] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 231. 

[7] Chronica Monasterii Watinensis 13, MGH SS XIV, p. 168. 

[8] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber IX, Cap. IV, p. 593. 

[9] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XLII, p. 274. 

[10] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XXXV, p. 522. 

[11] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[12] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXVI, p. 198. 

[13] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 91. 

[14] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXXIII, p. 204. 

[15] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXXV, p. 207. 

[16] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[17] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXV, p. 186. 

[18] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 147. 

[19] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 147. 

[20] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 175. 

[21] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 207. 

[22] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 230. 

[23] Bonvarlet & Bouly de Lesdain ‘Hondschoote’ (1897). 

[24] Arras Saint-Vaast (Guimann), p. 406. 

[25] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[26] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[27] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[28] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[29] Arras Saint-Vaast (Guimann), p. 406. 

[30] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[31] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 146, MGH SS XXIV, p. 636. 

[32] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[33] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 48, MGH SS XXIV, p. 585. 

[34] Roger (1845), H, p. 211, citing “Charte d’Acre 1191”. 

[35] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLIV, p. 740. 

[36] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLIV, p. 740. 

[37] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLIV, p. 740. 

[38] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 317. 

[39] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 317. 

[40] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLIV, p. 740. 

[41] Le Carpentier (1664), Part III, p. 1059 [no source citation]. 

[42] Bonvarlet & Bouly de Lesdain ‘Hondschoote’ (1897), p. 138. 

[43] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 747. 

[44] Bonvarlet & Bouly de Lesdain ‘Hondschoote’ (1897), p. 138. 

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

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

[47] Viard (1917), 2282, col. 400. 

[48] Viard (1917), 3989, col. 682. 

[49] Viard (1917), 5399, col. 900. 

[50] Bonvarlet & Bouly de Lesdain ‘Hondschoote’ (1897), p. 142. 

[51] Cassiaux (1777), Tome I, p. 734, citing “Répert. des titres de la maison de Melun - art. accords, p. 305”. 

[52] Cassiaux (1777), Tome I, p. 734, citing “Répert. des titres de la maison de Melun - art. accords, p. 305”. 

[53] Cassiaux (1777), Tome I, p. 734, citing “Répert. des titres de la maison de Melun - art. accords, p. 305”. 

[54] Bonvarlet & Bouly de Lesdain ‘Hondschoote’ (1897), p. 142. 

[55] Van Duyse & Busscher (1867), 436, p. 153. 

[56] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), p. 322. 

[57] Reiffenberg (1838), Tome II, p. 811. 

[58] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), p. 322. 

[59] Reiffenberg (1838), Tome II, p. 811. 

[60] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), p. 300. 

[61] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), p. 318. 

[62] Reiffenberg (1838), Tome II, p. 811. 

[63] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 228. 

[64] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 56. 

[65] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 264. 

[66] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 209. 

[67] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXX, p. 201. 

[68] RHGF, Tome XIV, XLII, p. 342. 

[69] Gand Saint-Pierre, 284, p. 162. 

[70] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 175. 

[71] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 192, p. 80. 

[72] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XLVII, p. 213. 

[73] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, LVIII, p. 545. 

[74] Ninove, XLI, p. 779. 

[75] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 192, p. 80. 

[76] Ninove, XLI, p. 779. 

[77] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, LVIII, p. 545. 

[78] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 192, p. 80. 

[79] Ninove, XLI, p. 779. 

[80] Ninove, XLI, p. 779. 

[81] Ninove, CXI, p. 831. 

[82] Ninove, CXIV, p. 833. 

[83] Ninove, CXXIX, p. 843. 

[84] Ninove, CLXXI, p. 874. 

[85] Ninove, CLXXXIII, p. 882. 

[86] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CXCVII, p. 770.  

[87] Ninove, CXI, p. 831. 

[88] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 343. 

[89] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), Pièces Justificatives, I, p. 323. 

[90] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 317. 

[91] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 343. 

[92] Coussemaker ‘Watten’ (1860), p. 317. 

[93] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[94] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XLIV, p. 542. 

[95] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 385, p. 128. 

[96] Ninove, CLXIV, p. 869. 

[97] Ninove, CLXV, p. 869. 

[98] Ninove, CLXXII, p. 875. 

[99] Ninove, CLXXVII, p. 878. 

[100] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLXXVII, p. 755. 

[101] Ninove, CCV, p. 898. 

[102] Ninove, CCV, p. 898. 

[103] Ninove, CXIV, p. 833. 

[104] Ninove, CXXIX, p. 843. 

[105] Ninove, CLXXI, p. 874. 

[106] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CLXXVII, p. 755. 

[107] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 192, p. 80. 

[108] Smyttère 'Cassel' (1866), Pièces Justificatives, VIII, p. 341. 

[109] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 6. 

[110] Diegerick (1853), Tome I, III, p. 4. 

[111] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[112] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXX, p. 201. 

[113] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[114] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[115] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[116] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[117] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[118] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[119] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 46, MGH SS XXIV, p. 584. 

[120] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[121] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIX, p. 200. 

[122] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 474. 

[123] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 20. 

[124] Ypres Saint-Martin, Tome II, I, 25, p. 19. 

[125] Ypres Saint-Martin, Tome II, I, 29, p. 21. 

[126] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 138. 

[127] Ypres Saint-Martin, Tome II, I, 41, p. 29. 

[128] Vandenpeereboom (1880), Tome III, Origines, p. 243, footnote (6), quoting “Archives de l’administration des Hospice d’Ypres”. 

[129] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 138. 

[130] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LVII, p. 285. 

[131] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 138. 

[132] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 172. 

[133] Ypres Saint-Martin, Tome II, I, 37, p. 26. 

[134] Ypres Saint-Martin, Tome II, I, 54, p. 38. 

[135] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 173. 

[136] Dunes, CCCCXIX-No. 531, p. 493. 

[137] Limburg Stirum (1868), Pièces justificatives, V, p. vi. 

[138] Pruvost (1875), Vol. I, p. 173. 

[139] Limburg Stirum (1868), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. x. 

[140] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXXII, p. 587. 

[141] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXXII, p. 587. 

[142] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXXII, p. 587. 

[143] Duchesne (1639) Béthune. 

[144] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[145] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 4. 

[146] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 5. 

[147] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[148] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 7. 

[149] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 8. 

[150] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Pars I, LVI, p. 65. 

[151] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 10. 

[152] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 5. 

[153] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 7. 

[154] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, p. 490. 

[155] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 7-8, MGH SS VII, p. 493. 

[156] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[157] Duchesne (1639), Béthune, Preuves, p. 13. 

[158] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[159] Duchesne (1639), Béthune, Preuves, p. 13. 

[160] Duchesne (1639), Béthune, Preuves, p. 16. 

[161] Duchesne (1639), Béthune, Preuves, p. 13. 

[162] Duchesne (1639), Béthune, Preuves, p. 13. 

[163] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[164] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[165] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[166] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[167] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[168] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[169] Duvivier (1865), LXVIII, p. 440. 

[170] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[171] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 365. 

[172] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 362. 

[173] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 364. 

[174] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 364. 

[175] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, VII, p. 507. 

[176] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXVI, p. 198. 

[177] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXVI, p. 198. 

[178] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[179] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 7. 

[180] Saint-Bertin (Guérard), Pars Secunda, Liber I, XIV, p. 184. 

[181] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 8. 

[182] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Pars I, LVI, p. 65. 

[183] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 10. 

[184] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[185] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 11. 

[186] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 87, p. 34. 

[187] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars III, XXIV, p. 1142. 

[188] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Pars II, XLIII, p. 166. 

[189] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[190] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[191] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 15. 

[192] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 16. 

[193] Rymer (1745), Tome I, Pars I, p. 1. 

[194] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 252. 

[195] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 237. 

[196] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 238. 

[197] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 20. 

[198] Giry (1877) Pièces Justificatives III, p. 371. 

[199] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 367. 

[200] Duchesne (1639), p. 95. 

[201] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 13. 

[202] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 80. 

[203] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 15. 

[204] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 15. 

[205] Duchesne (1639), Preuves, p. 16. 

[206] Rymer (1745), Tome I, Pars I, p. 1. 

[207] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 252. 

[208] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 12. 

[209] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 20. 

[210] Giry (1877) Pièces Justificatives III, p. 371. 

[211] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 24. 

[212] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[213] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[214] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[215] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[216] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[217] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 248, p. 113. 

[218] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[219] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[220] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[221] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[222] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 248, p. 113. 

[223] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 506. 

[224] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 51. 

[225] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 31. 

[226] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 79. 

[227] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 31. 

[228] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars II, XXIII, p. 945. 

[229] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[230] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIX, p. 200. 

[231] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 241. 

[232] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 248, p. 113. 

[233] Cronica monasterii de Dunis (1839), Codex diplomaticus, XIII, p. 143. 

[234] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[235] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[236] Diocesis of Bruges (ed.) (1852) Chronicon abbatiæ Warnestoniensis (Bruges), Appendix, p. 33. 

[237] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 46, p. 89. 

[238] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 47, p. 95. 

[239] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[240] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[241] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 579. 

[242] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 51. 

[243] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIX, p. 200. 

[244] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[245] Chronicon Warnestoniensis, Appendix, p. 33. 

[246] Michel (1840), p. 111. 

[247] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 51. 

[248] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIX, p. 200. 

[249] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 248, p. 113. 

[250] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[251] Analectes pour servir à l’histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome VI (1869), p. 55. 

[252] Chronicon Warnestoniensis, Appendix, p. 33. 

[253] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 46, p. 89. 

[254] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[255] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[256] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[257] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 52. 

[258] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[259] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[260] Analectes pour servir à l’histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome VI (1869), p. 55. 

[261] Chronicon Warnestoniensis, Appendix, p. 33. 

[262] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[263] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[264] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[265] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, LXXV, p. 397. 

[266] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[267] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, LXXXIII, p. 72. 

[268] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 75. 

[269] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCII, p. 379. 

[270] Michel (1840), p. 141. 

[271] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 94. 

[272] Michel (1840), p. 142. 

[273] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, LXXV, p. 397. 

[274] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[275] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCII, p. 379. 

[276] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 94. 

[277] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[278] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCII, p. 379. 

[279] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVI, p. 381. 

[280] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 109. 

[281] Arras Chapitre 159 and 160, p. 99. 

[282] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[283] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[284] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCII, p. 379. 

[285] Michel (1840), p. 142. 

[286] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVII, p. 383. 

[287] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLIX, p. 743. 

[288] Devillers (1865), Tome I, p. 40. 

[289] Klaversma ‘Eerherstel voor Mathilde de Bethune’ (1987), col. 352/3, citing Boeren, P. C. (1965) De heren van Breda en Schoten [I am grateful to Bert M. Kamp for drawing my attention to this source in a private email dated 25 Jul 2014]. 

[290] ES XXVII 29. 

[291] Iohannis de Thielrode Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ MGH SS IX, p. 335. 

[292] La Gorgue-Rosny (1877), p. 79. 

[293] Annales Blandinienses 1250 and 1262, MGH SS V, p. 31. 

[294] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 132. 

[295] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[296] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[297] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 26. 

[298] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[299] Michel (1840), p. 190. 

[300] Charter Rolls Henry III 1226-1257, p. 228. 

[301] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[302] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 518. 

[303] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 111. 

[304] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, CI, p. 417. 

[305] Michel (1840), p. 190. 

[306] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVII, p. 383. 

[307] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXVIII, p. 585. 

[308] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVII, p. 383. 

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

[310] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 2237, p. 251. 

[311] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 94. 

[312] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes V, 50, p. 16. 

[313] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 122, MGH SS XXIV, p. 621. 

[314] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 53. 

[315] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 481. 

[316] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 53. 

[317] CP V 120. 

[318] Chronicon Warnestoniensis, Appendix, p. 33. 

[319] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[320] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[321] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[322] Red Book Exchequer, Part I, Anno VI regis Ricardi, ad redemptionem eius, scutagium ad XXs, p. 91. 

[323] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 66. 

[324] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 66. 

[325] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[326] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[327] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[328] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1200, MGH SS XXIII, p. 877. 

[329] Michel (1840), p. 92. 

[330] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 69 (marked 59). 

[331] La Gorgue-Rosny (1877), Documents inédits, p. 79. 

[332] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Faversham Abbey, Kent, X, p. 575. 

[333] Analectes pour servir à l’histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome VI (1869), p. 55. 

[334] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XV, p. 574. 

[335] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, LXXIII, p. 360. 

[336] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, LXXXIII, p. 72. 

[337] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 71. 

[338] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 22. 

[339] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 75. 

[340] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 22. 

[341] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 501. 

[342] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 76. 

[343] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 121. 

[344] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, p. 163. 

[345] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, p. 163. 

[346] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 121. 

[347] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, p. 163. 

[348] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 76. 

[349] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 121. 

[350] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 496. 

[351] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 496. 

[352] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 79. 

[353] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 75. 

[354] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 122, MGH SS XXIV, p. 621. 

[355] Michel (1840), p. 141. 

[356] Leuridan ‘Les seigneurs de Comines’ (1899), p. 176, quoting archives départementales du Nord, B. 15. 

[357] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVII, p. 383. 

[358] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, XCVII, p. 383. 

[359] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 58 (marked 48). 

[360] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 56 (marked 46). 

[361] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXVIII, p. 585. 

[362] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 106. 

[363] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 107. 

[364] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXVIII, p. 585. 

[365] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 106. 

[366] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 107. 

[367] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 106. 

[368] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 107. 

[369] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 552, p. 604. 

[370] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 159. 

[371] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXXVII, p. 107. 

[372] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome 1, 552, p. 604. 

[373] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 164. 

[374] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 164. 

[375] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 168. 

[376] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 180. 

[377] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 176. 

[378] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 178. 

[379] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 552. 

[380] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 560. 

[381] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 162. 

[382] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[383] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 554. 

[384] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 193. 

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

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

[387] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 193. 

[388] Lachaud (2012), p. 798. 

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

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

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

[392] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 454. 

[393] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Bar, Preuves, p. 60. 

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

[395] Lachaud (2012), p. 798. 

[396] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 193. 

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

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

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

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

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

[402] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 1, p. 191. 

[403] Vander Haer (1611), p. 183-215. 

[404] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 2, p. 192. 

[405] Miraeus (Le Mire) (1723), Tome I, XLIV, p. 53. 

[406] Gand Saint-Bavon (1840), 14, p. 21. 

[407] De Smet (1837), Tome I, Chronicon Comitum Flandrensium, p. 44. 

[408] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 6, p. 198. 

[409] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XIX, p. 31. 

[410] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XXIX, p. 362. 

[411] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 8, p. 198. 

[412] Foppens (1734), Tome III, LXXXIX, p. 665. 

[413] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXII, p. 35. 

[414] Achéry, L. d’ (1723) Spicilegium sive collectio veterum aliquot scriptorum (Paris), Tome III, p. 432. 

[415] Leuridan (1874), p. 119, quoting Chronicon Phanopino (on precise citation). 

[416] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 8, p. 198. 

[417] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 16. 

[418] Saint-Bertin (Guérard), XI, p. 222. 

[419] Foppens (1734), Tome III, LXXXIX, p. 665. 

[420] Rymer (1745), Tome I, Pars I, p. 1. 

[421] Saint-Bertin (Guérard), XI, p. 222. 

[422] Coussemaker ‘Bourbourg’ (1859), III, p. 286. 

[423] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 56. 

[424] Meyer (1561), Annalium Flandriæ, Lib. IV, p. 36 (second page). 

[425] Giry (1877) Pièces Justificatives III, p. 371. 

[426] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXII, p. 684. 

[427] Coussemaker ‘Bourbourg’ (1859), XXX, p. 298. 

[428] Giry (1877) Pièces Justificatives III, p. 371. 

[429] Coussemaker ‘Bourbourg’ (1859), XXX, p. 298. 

[430] Saint-Bertin Grand Cartulaire (Haigneré), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[431] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 91. 

[432] “Saint-Trond, Tome I, LIII, p. 72. 

[433] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XC, p. 700. 

[434] Vander Haer (1611), p. 192. 

[435] Vander Haer (1611), p. 192. 

[436] Gand Saint-Pierre, 281, p. 161. 

[437] Gand Saint-Pierre, 285, p. 163. 

[438] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 192-3. 

[439] Arras Chapitre 25, p. 17. 

[440] Gand Saint-Pierre, 285, p. 163. 

[441] Duchesne (1631), Guines, p. 63. 

[442] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 192-3. 

[443] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 20. 

[444] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 48, MGH SS XXIV, p. 585. 

[445] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 192-3. 

[446] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 192-3. 

[447] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 221. 

[448] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 226. 

[449] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 231. 

[450] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 234. 

[451] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[452] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 70. 

[453] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 216. 

[454] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 240. 

[455] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 240. 

[456] Vander Haer (1611), p. 194. 

[457] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 193-4. 

[458] Vander Haer (1611), p. 196. 

[459] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 51, p. 212. 

[460] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, LXX, p. 62. 

[461] Van Hollebeke (1865), XVI, p. 73. 

[462] Warnkoenig (1846), Tome III, VIII, p. 233. 

[463] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 88, p. 226. 

[464] Leuridan (1874), p. 188. 

[465] Vander Haer (1611), p. 196. 

[466] Warnkoenig (1835), Tome I, XI, p. 346. 

[467] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 87, p. 224. 

[468] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 89, p. 226. 

[469] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 96, p. 238. 

[470] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 102, p. 248. 

[471] Vander Haer (1611), p. 197. 

[472] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 196-7. 

[473] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 96, p. 238. 

[474] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, CCXLIX, p. 215. 

[475] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 160. 

[476] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 109, p. 255. 

[477] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 160. 

[478] Vander Haer (1611), p. 202. 

[479] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, LXXVII, p. 983. 

[480] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 22. 

[481] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXIII, p. 26. 

[482] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXXIII, p. 36. 

[483] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXXV, p. 38. 

[484] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 88, p. 226. 

[485] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 88, p. 226. 

[486] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 160. 

[487] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 281. 

[488] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 552. 

[489] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 552. 

[490] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 560. 

[491] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 162. 

[492] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[493] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 548. 

[494] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 132, p. 268. 

[495] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[496] Warnkoenig (1846), Tome III, p. 348. 

[497] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 553. 

[498] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[499] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 661. 

[500] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 553. 

[501] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 661. 

[502] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 174, p. 285. 

[503] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 553. 

[504] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 163, p. 282. 

[505] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 181, p. 290. 

[506] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 178, p. 286. 

[507] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 183, p. 293. 

[508] Goethals-Vercruysse & Voisin ‘Bataille de Courtrai’ (1834), pp. 345, 368 (continuation of footnote (2) from p. 367).  

[509] De Smets (1841), Tome II, Chronica Aegidii li Muisis, p. 197. 

[510] De Smets (1865), Tome IV, Chronique anonyme de la guerre entre Philippe de Bel et Gui de Dampierre, p. 473. 

[511] Chronique Artésienne (1899), p. 50. 

[512] Vander Haer (1611), pp. 213-4. 

[513] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 186, p. 293. 

[514] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 41. 

[515] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 48. 

[516] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 199, p. 298. 

[517] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, p. 169. 

[518] Duchesne (1631) Dreux, Luxembourg, Preuves, p. 92. 

[519] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 178, p. 286. 

[520] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 193, p. 296. 

[521] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 184, p. 293. 

[522] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 185, p. 293. 

[523] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 651. 

[524] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 707. 

[525] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 651. 

[526] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[527] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 126, p. 267. 

[528] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 137, p. 271. 

[529] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 141, p. 272. 

[530] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 126, p. 267. 

[531] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 141, p. 272. 

[532] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 180, p. 287. 

[533] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 182, p. 292. 

[534] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 6. 

[535] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XVII, p. 18. 

[536] Foppens (1734), Tome III, LXXXIX, p. 665. 

[537] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 14, p. 15. 

[538] Leuridan ‘Les seigneurs de Comines’ (1899), p. 166, citing “Cartulaire [presumably referring to the cartulaire of Marchiennes], p. 118” [no more precise citation]. 

[539] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 14, p. 15. 

[540] Leuridan ‘Les seigneurs de Comines’ (1899), p. 166, citing “Cartulaire [presumably referring to the cartulaire of Marchiennes], p. 118” [no more precise citation]. 

[541] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 14, p. 15. 

[542] Nonnenbosche, IX, p. 66. 

[543] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, LXXVII, p. 67. 

[544] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LXIII, p. 67. 

[545] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 23. 

[546] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, XC, p. 92. 

[547] Nonnenbosche, IX, p. 66. 

[548] Leuridan ‘Les seigneurs de Comines’ (1899), p. 176, quoting archives départementales du Nord, B. 15. 

[549] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LXIII, p. 67. 

[550] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, XC, p. 92. 

[551] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 42, p. 43. 

[552] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 45, p. 45. 

[553] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 49, p. 48. 

[554] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 57, p. 55. 

[555] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, CCV, p. 187. 

[556] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 546. 

[557] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 82, p. 86. 

[558] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 100, p. 109. 

[559] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 45, p. 45. 

[560] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 49, p. 48. 

[561] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 45, p. 45. 

[562] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 57, p. 55. 

[563] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, CCV, p. 187. 

[564] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 546. 

[565] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 546. 

[566] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 45, p. 45. 

[567] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 57, p. 55. 

[568] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 49, p. 48.  

[569] Saint-Bertin (Poperinghe), 57, p. 55. 

[570] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 27. 

[571] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 37. 

[572] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 6. 

[573] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, p. 1146. 

[574] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 8, p. 22. 

[575] Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Collection Moreau, 50, folio 190, cited by Pierre Feuchère, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Chartes (1946), information provided by Claude Altayrac in a private email to the author dated 4 Aug 2010. 

[576] Duvivier (1898), Tome I, p. 71. 

[577] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXIII, p. 47. 

[578] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 20. 

[579] Herimanni, Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis 34, MGH SS XIV, p. 287. 

[580] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXIII, p. 47. 

[581] Arras St Vaast, 12, p. 45. 

[582] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 23 (no citation reference). 

[583] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[584] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1191, MGH SS VI, p. 426. 

[585] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 579. 

[586] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 23, citing “1er cartul. d’Artois, pièce 110 fo. 46 aux archives départ. à Lille”. 

[587] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 23 (no citation reference). 

[588] Arras Saint-Vaast, XII, p. 45. 

[589] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 23 (no citation reference). 

[590] Arras Saint-Vaast, XII, p. 45. 

[591] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[592] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[593] Gand Saint-Pierre, 374, p. 204. 

[594] Delisle (1856), 1537, 1538, p. 351. 

[595] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[596] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 553. 

[597] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[598] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[599] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 20. 

[600] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 20. 

[601] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 20. 

[602] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1178, MGH SS VI, p. 417. 

[603] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[604] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 579. 

[605] Arras St Vaast 15, p. 47. 

[606] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[607] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[608] Gand Saint-Pierre, 374, p. 204. 

[609] Courtrai Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 22. 

[610] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 21. 

[611] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 48, MGH SS XXIV, p. 585. 

[612] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[613] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[614] Gand Saint-Pierre, 374, p. 204. 

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

[616] Arras Chapitre 25, p. 17. 

[617] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[618] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[619] Gand Saint-Pierre, 374, p. 204. 

[620] Fanien (1868), p. 162. 

[621] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1192, MGH SS XXIII, p. 869. 

[622] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[623] Flandria Generosa (Continuatio Bruxellensis), MGH SS IX, p. 325.   

[624] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 513. 

[625] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, LI, p. 57. 

[626] Van de Putte & Carton (1849) Furnes, p. 234. 

[627] Lille Saint-Pierre, Tome I, CCVI, p. 188. 

[628] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10.  

[629] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, LXXXIII, p. 72. 

[630] Delisle (1856), 1537, p. 351. 

[631] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[632] Chantereau le Febvre (1662), Autres preuves par les Actes, p. 44. 

[633] Van de Putte & Carton (1849) Furnes, p. 234. 

[634] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 26. 

[635] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[636] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 560. 

[637] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[638] Arras Chapitre, 159 and 160, p. 99. 

[639] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[640] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 560. 

[641] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 162. 

[642] Duchesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 161. 

[643] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[644] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[645] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[646] ES VIII 23. 

[647] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[648] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 548. 

[649] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[650] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[651] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[652] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 126, p. 267. 

[653] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 141, p. 272. 

[654] Leuridan (1874), Cartulaire, 180, p. 287. 

[655] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 10. 

[656] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[657] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[658] Van de Putte ‘Châtelains de Dixmude’ (1861), p. 204. 

[659] Van de Putte ‘Châtelains de Dixmude’ (1861), p. 204. 

[660] Saint-Genois (1843-46), 1093, p. 312. 

[661] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[662] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars II, CVIII, p. 392. 

[663] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 26. 

[664] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 26. 

[665] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11. 

[666] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[667] Goethals (1866), p. 34. 

[668] Goethals (1866), p. 34. 

[669] Goethals (1866), p. 34. 

[670] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, fo. 199 v, col. 2, 4, p. 11.