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Chapter 1.                AULNAY. 2

A.         VICOMTES d’AULNAY.. 2

B.         VICOMTES d’AULNAY (SEIGNEURS de MORTAGNE) 15

C.        SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT, de POIROUX et de RIE.. 19

D.        CHABOT. 24

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHANTEMERLE et de POUZAUGES.. 55

F.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTELAILLON.. 64

G.        SEIGNEURS de LA ROCHE-sur-YON.. 69

H.        VICOMTES de MAILLEZAIS.. 72

I.      SEIGNEURS de MAULEON.. 74

J.         SEIGNEURS de MAUZE.. 85

K.         BARONS d’OLERON (FORZ) 92

L.         SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT. 95

M.        SEIGNEURS de TALMONT. 111

N.        SEIGNEURS de TONNAY-CHARENTE.. 115

Chapter 2.                THOUARS. 126

A.         VICOMTES de THOUARS.. 126

B.         SEIGNEURS de LA GARNACHE.. 169

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTAIGU.. 173

D.        SEIGNEURS de PARTHENAY.. 182

 

 

 

The present document shows the nobility in the western part of the county of Poitou, from the Atlantic coast eastwards.  For convenience they are grouped under “Aulnay” to the west and “Thouars” to the north, south of the county of Anjou. 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    AULNAY

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES d’AULNAY

 

 

Aulnay is located in the canton Matha, arrondissement Saint-Jean d’Angély, in the present-day French département of Charente-Maritime, about 10 kilometres north-east of Saint-Jean d’Angély.  The families of the vicomtes in the area of Aulnay within the county of Poitou can be reconstructed into two separate groups.  The family in which the name "Mainard" was predominant and the family of the "Cadelon" vicomtes.  The relationship, if any, between the two family groups has not been established.  Members of the "Cadelon" family are recorded as vicomtes from [921] until the early 13th century when the family became extinct in the male line and the title Vicomte d'Aulnay passed to the family of the Seigneurs de Taillebourg.  The "Mainard" vicomtes were more short-lived, mentioned first in 914 and for the last time in [990].  As noted in Part A below, it is likely that the family became extinct with the death of Vicomte Gombaud in [990]. 

 

A study of the short-lived "Mainard" family raises some interesting general questions concerning the jurisdiction of the vicomtes within the county of Poitou in the 10th and 11th centuries.  The "Mainard" vicomtes are named only in the charters of the cartulary of Saint-Jean d'Angély.  They are completely absent from the charters of the abbeys of Poitiers Saint-Cyprien and Saint-Maixent which both include numerous references to the main "Cadelon" family, the latter also being named frequently in Saint-Jean d'Angély charters.  It does appear that both families were vicomtes over all or part of the "pagus Alniense" as this was the location of property which was the subject of donations both by the "Mainard" and the "Cadelon" vicomtes, although no primary source has been identified in which the “Mainard” vicomtes were referred to as vicomtes d’Aulnay.  Assuming that both families did live within the "pagus Alniense", this raises the issue of the potential overlap of jurisdiction between the different vicomtes.  It is of course possible that the title "vicomte" was simply assigned by the Comte de Poitou to the principal nobles who seconded him in governing his county without any geographic attribution.  If this is correct, it would be irrelevant from a jurisdictional perspective that the castles of both families happened to be located within the same pagus.  It would also present an interesting parallel with the situation of the nobility in Germany where titles linked to geographic locations only emerged in the 12th century.  A similar change appears to have occurred in Poitou in the mid- to late-11th century, as the earliest explicit mention of a "Vicomte d'Aulnay" is in the Saint-Jean d'Angély charter dated [1060/91] of "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco…et filius eius Kalo"[1]

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES [d'AULNAY] (FAMILY of MAINARD)

 

 

1.         MAINARD [I] (-after Jul [921]).  Vicomte.  "Maingaudi vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated 29 Jun 914 under which "Bertaidis fœmina" donated property "in pago Pictavo…in vicaria Ranciacensi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély[2].  "Iterius" donated property "in pago Briocense…villa…Lupchiacus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jul [921] subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Mainardi vicecomitis, Kaldelmi vicarii…"[3]

 

 

It is assumed that Mainard [II] was a descendant of Mainard [I].  However, the chronology suggests that there must have been an intermediate generation, although there is no reference in any of the cartularies which have been studied to any vicecomes who could have been the son of the first Mainard and father of the second.  One possibility is that Mainard [II] was the son of a daughter of Mainard [I], her husband having died young before he could assume the title vicomte. 

 

1.         MAINARD [II] (-[986]).  Vicomte [d’Aulnay].  "Aimericus et uxor sua…Milesenda" sold "salina mea…in pago Alieninse in marisco…Truncca" to "Mainardi vicecomes et coniux sua Rixenda" by charter dated Feb 957 or 960, signed by "…Arbertus vicecomes, Hadelus vicecomes…"[4].  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][5].  "Mainardus et uxor mee…Rixendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alienense in vicaria ipsius" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [986][6]m RIXENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Aimericus et uxor sua…Milesenda" sold "salina mea…in pago Alieninse in marisco…Truncca" to "Mainardi vicecomes et coniux sua Rixenda" by charter dated Feb 957 or 960[7].  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][8].  Mainard [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GOMBAUD (-[990] or before).  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][9].  It is likely that Gombaud died without issue considering that no children are named in his widow's donation dated [990].  m ([966] or before) EMMA, daughter of ---.  "Emma quæ fuit uxor Gombaldi vicecomitis" donated property "post mortem eius…in pago Alienense sub castero Ingeriaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély for the souls of "patris sui Mainardi sive matre sua Rixendi" by charter dated [990][10]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES d'AULNAY (FAMILY of CADELON)

 

 

The relationship between the first two vicomtes named Cadelon has not been confirmed, although it is likely that they were father and son.  Europäische Stammtafeln[11] shows a third Cadelon in the series between the individuals who are shown below as Cadelon [I] and Cadelon [II].  However, from a chronological point of view it is more likely that there were only two different vicomtes Cadelon mentioned between [921] and [967].  The same source also shows yet another Cadelon between the ones shown below as Cadelon [III] and Cadelon [IV].  However, assigning broad estimated birth date ranges to each individual in this family shows that there is probably insufficient time for another generation, although it is recognised that this is an inevitably inaccurate process.  The name "Cadelon" suggests a connection with "Chadalhoh[Kadelonis", the name of several counts in Carinthia and Bavaria between the 9th and 11th centuries.

 

 

1.         CADELON [I] ([880/90][12]-after Dec 948).  "Iterius" donated property "in pago Briocense…villa…Lupchiacus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jul [921] subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Mainardi vicecomitis, Kaldelmi vicarii…"[13].  "Aimericus vicecomes et advocatus sancti Maxentii" claimed the return of property to the abbey from "Godobaldus et Ermenbertus" by charter dated 28 Apr 925 subscribed by "Heldegarii vicecomiti, Saverici vicecomiti…Kadœlonis"[14].  "Cadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Rotbertus clericus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [932/36][15].  "Cadelonis" subscribed the donation by "Tetelo episcopus in via domni Froterii episcopi" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 936[16].  "Willelmi comitis, Hugoni comitis, item Hugoni, Savarici vicecomitis, Kadeloni vicecomitis, Adraldi vicecomitis, Radulfi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated [936/37] ("anno I Ludovico regnante") under which "Senegundis" donated "alodem suum in pago Alienense, in vicaria Basiacinse in villa…Fornax…" to St Cyprien, Poitiers[17].  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Mar 939 subscribed by "…Rorgoni, Kadeloni…"[18].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated Jun 941 under which "Gumbaldus et Gosselinus et uxor mea Gausbergis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Marniacense in villa de Lidemniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély[19].  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Dec 948 subscribed by "…Cadeloni, iterum Cadeloni vicarii…"[20]m GEILA, daughter of ---.  "Cadelonum…vicecomes et Ermenfredum abbatem sancti Maxentii" agreed an exchange of property by charter dated Dec 928 subscribed by "uxori suæ Geilæ"[21]

 

2.         CADELON [II] ([915/20][22]-[967/87).  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Dec 948 subscribed by "…Cadeloni, iterum Cadeloni vicarii…"[23]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Arberti vicecomitis, Cadelomis vicecomitis, Airaldi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 951 under which "Willelmus Dux rectorque Aquitaniorum" donated serfs to Angers Saint-Jean[24].  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Cadeloni vicecomiti…"[25].  "…Chadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [960] which records the restoration by "Eblo episcopus Lemovice civitatis et comes Pictavorum" of the abbey of Saint-Maixent[26].  "…Cadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [963/75] under which "nobilis quedam mulier Oda" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro redemptione anime sue et senioris sui Isemberti"[27].  "…Cadeloni vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[28].  "Adraldo vicecomes, Arbertus vicecomes, Kadeloni vicecomes…" subscribed the charter dated Jan 969 under which "Wilelmus…Aquitaniensium dux et cœnobii…Hylarii abbas" donated property to "Mainardo", at the request of "patruus noster domnus Ebolus, sancte Lemovicensis sedis episcopus atque…beati Hylarii archiclavus"[29]m firstly SENEGONDE, daughter of --- (-[May 964/966]).  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Senegundis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "…Kadelonis filii ipsorum, Adraldi vicecomitis"[30].  "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis" donated property "in pago Briocinse in ipsa vicaria…villam Vindolemia…et in pago Aunisio" to the abbey of Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Ebuli, Ebboni, Kadeloni, Ode, Goscelmi…"[31].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[32].  These two donations were probably made when Senegundis was dying (although neither document expressly states this to be the case) as her husband is recorded within two years with his second wife.  m secondly ARSENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et frater eius vicecomes Ebblus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 966 or 967[33].  The reference to Ebles clarifies that this document refers to Cadelon [III] not to his son Cadelon [IV] (whose wife was also named Arsendis).  Cadelon [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         CADELON [III] ([940/50]-after [1010]).  "…Kadeloni" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis", which may refer to their son[34]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[35].  "…Cadeloni vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Dec 992 under which "Willelmus Aquitanorum comes et dux et uxor mea Hemma et filius noster equivocus Willelmus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[36].  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[37].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[38]m ARSENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et filii ipsorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 987 or 988[39].  The reference to "filii ipsorum" indicates that this charter does not refer to Cadelon [II] whose second wife named Arsendis was not the mother of his known children.  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[40].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][41].  Cadelon [III] & his wife had five children: 

i)          CADELON [IV] ([970/85]-[1026] or after).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[42]Vicomte d'Aulnay

-         see below

ii)         HUGUES (-[1010/25]).  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[43].  Hugues must have died before [1025] as he is not named in the charter of his brother Cadelon of that date. 

iii)        RAOUL (-[1025] or after).  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][44].   

iv)       CONSTANTIN (-after 1031).  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][45].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][46].  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[47].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[48]

v)        ALDEARDE [Ildiarde] (-after [1026]).  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][49]

b)         RAOUL (-after [990/99]).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[50]

c)         ALDEARDE (-after [1015/20]).  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to the Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[51], "Aldeardis" presumably referring to her daughter.  Aldéarde donated property for the soul of her husband by charter dated Jan 987[52].  "Audeardis et filii meum" returned property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 13 May 988 which refers to the burial of "Arbertum seniorem meum" and was subscribed by "…Aimerici filii sui…"[53]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the following document, which also confirms her parentage.  "Aldegardis comptissa" donated property "in Niortinse juxta ecclesiam Sancti Gaudentii" to Nouaillé, for the souls of "Kadeloni genitrice meo et…Senegundis genetrici mea…et…Arberti vicecomitis et…Arnaldi comitis", by charter dated Jan 988 or 992[54].  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[55].   An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bourgueil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Vuillelmus Pictavorum comes…Rodulfus vicecomes et uxor eius [not named] et mater eius Heldiardis et Gosfredus frater eius"[56].  "Vicecomes Gaufredus" donated property "Flaheziacus sicuti fecerat avunculus meus et antecessor Radulfus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1015/20] subscribed by "Willelmi comitis, Aldeardis vicecomitisse"[57]m firstly ARBERT [I] Vicomte de Thouars, son of --- (-before Jan 987).  m secondly (before 13 May 988) as his second wife, ARNAUD "Mancer" Comte d'Angoulême, illegitimate son of GUILLAUME II "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his mistress --- (-[4] Mar [989/91]). 

3.         EBLES (-after [966/67]).  "Ebuli…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis", referring to the brother of Cadelon [III] as clarified by the charter dated 966 or 967[58].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[59].  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et frater eius vicecomes Ebblus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 966 or 967[60]

4.         [ODA --- (-after 964).  "…Ode…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis"[61] and also the charter of the same date under which "Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Maixent[62].  This suggests a close family relationship with Cadelon [III], who may have been the brother of Oda.  "Nobilis quedam mulier Oda" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro redemptione anime sue et senioris sui Isemberti" with the consent of "filii sui Petri Pictavensium episcopi necnon fratris eius Rotberti" by charter dated [963/75], subscribed by "…Cadelonis vicecomitis"[63]m ISEMBERT, brother of ROBERT, son of --- (-before [963/75]).] 

 

 

CADELON [IV], son of CADELON [III] Vicomte d'Aulnay & his second wife Arsende --- ([970/85]-[1026] or after).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[64].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[65]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "…Cadilonis vicecomitis, Odolrici vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[66].  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][67].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][68].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][69].  "Engelbaldus Sancti Hilarii canonicus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1021/29] subscribed by "…Kadelonis vicecomitis…"[70].  [1026]. 

m AMELINE, daughter of ---.  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[71].  This charter is dated to [1000] in the compilation, although there is no indication of the date in the text.  If this supposed date is correct, "Vuillelmus vicecomes" must have been the son of Cadelon [V] by an otherwise unknown first wife Ameline.  "Constantini avunculi sui" would then have been an otherwise unknown brother of Cadelon [V] or, if "avunculus" is given the strict sense, the brother of Ameline.  The latter possibility is unlikely as the mother of Constantin, son of Cadelon [V], is recorded as Arsinde in another document (see above).  It is therefore implausible that the name Constantin (unknown in earlier generations in the family) was introduced from his father's previous wife.  The reconstruction on the basis of the [1000] date is therefore unsatisfactory.  A more plausible explanation can be constructed if it assumed that the date [1000] is incorrect.  This opens the possibility that "Vuillelmus vicecomes" was the son of Cadelon [VI], "Amelinæ matris suæ" the wife of Cadelon [VI], and "Constantini avunculi sui" was the brother of Cadelon [VI] who is recorded elsewhere.  In addition, the document is subscribed, among others, by "Israel".  This is also the name of the donor of property in a charter dated [1060/91] in the same compilation, which is consented to by "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco" who is presumably Guillaume son of Cadelon [VI] (see below)[72].  "Gelia famula Christi" donated property "in pago Santonico" to Saint-Jean d'Angély subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Amelæ uxoris suæ, Vuillelmi vicecomitis, Arnaldi filii Eblonis", which also appears consistent with the hypothesis set out above concerning the identity of Ameline[73].  This last charter is dated to [1012] in the compilation but there is no indication in the text that this date is correct.  Assuming that "Vuillelmi vicecomitis" is the son of Cadelon [VI], it is probable that the actual date of the charter is later.  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][74]

Cadelon [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] ([1005/10]-after Jun 1070).  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][75].  "…Cataloni vicecomitis, Gulielmi filius sui…" subscribed a charter dated Aug [1024/25] under which "Adraldus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[76].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][77]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Ermengardis et maritus eius Aleardus Rosellus" donated property to St Cyprien "pro anima Odonis Rachain senioris sui primi cum filiis suis" by charter dated [1040] subscribed by "…Guillelmi vicecomitis, Kadelmi filii eius"[78].  “Guillaume vicomte d’Aunay et...son fils Cadelon” confirmed “l’eglise de Saint-Martin de Pons en Saintonge” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 1067[79].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[80].  "Willelmus vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jun 1070 subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis"[81]m (before [1028]) ALDEARDE, daughter of ---.  "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Aleardis" subscribed a charter dated [1028] under which "Hairois et uxor mea Aleardis" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[82].  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[83].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         CADELON [V] ([1030/35]-after 1098).  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[84].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes Auniacensis" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1064] subscribed by "Kaledonis filii sui"[85].  “Guillaume vicomte d’Aunay et...son fils Cadelon” confirmed “l’eglise de Saint-Martin de Pons en Saintonge” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 1067[86].  "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco…et filius eius Kalo" consented to a donation of property by "Israel" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1060/91][87]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Cadelo Oenacensis vicecomes" renounced rights over lands held by Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1071[88].  “Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay, tant en son nom qu’en celui de sa femme” donated “l’eglise de Saint-Just située dans son chàteau d’Aunay pour y établir un monastère” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated to [1070/86][89].  “...Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay et...Florence sa femme” confirmed the donation of “l’eglise de Sept-Fons diocèse de Poitiers” to Saint-Florent de Saumur made by “Bernard prêtre d’Aunay et son fils Cléophas” by charter dated 1072[90].  "Kalo vicecomes de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Vuillelmus filius meus"[91].  "Chales vicecomes Oenaii" renounced rights relating to "homines Sancti Juliani" in favour of Notre-Dame de Saintes by charter dated 22 Jun 1098[92].  He took part in the First Crusade in 1098.  m firstly FLORENCE, daughter of --- (-[1080] or after).  “...Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay et...Florence sa femme” confirmed the donation of “l’eglise de Sept-Fons diocèse de Poitiers” to Saint-Florent de Saumur made by “Bernard prêtre d’Aunay et son fils Cléophas” by charter dated 1072[93].  "Kadelo vicecomes…coniunx mea…Florentia" donated property "duas partes Sancti Severi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080], specifying that "tertiam partem datam a patre meo"[94]m secondly (after [1080]) JULIENNE, daughter of ---.  "Gofredus dapifer de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated to [1090] which names "Kalonis vicecomitis de Auniaco atque Julianæ vicecomitissæ uxoris suæ et filorum suorum" subscribed by "Kalone vicecomite et Kalone filii eius"[95].  Cadelon [V] & his first wife had [three] children: 

i)          CADELON [VI] (-after [1090]).  "Kalone vicecomite et Kalone filii eius" witnessed the charter dated [1090] under which "Gofredus dapifer de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély, naming "Kalonis vicecomitis de Auniaco atque Julianæ vicecomitissæ uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum"[96]

ii)         GUILLAUME [II] "Asselli" ([1050/70]-1130 or after).  "Kalo vicecomes de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Vuillelmus filius meus"[97].  Guillaume must have been the son of Cadelon [VII] by his first wife, assuming that the date of this charter is correct.  Vicomte d'Aulnay.  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[98]m ---.  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[99].  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known. 

iii)        [MICIA .  "Vicecomite Cadilone…similiter quoque Micia uxor Hugonis soror vicecomitis" sold property "molendini de Ficariis" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter[100], arranged in the compilation after another charter dated [1070/86] under which "Cadalo vicecomes de Castro…Oenacus et uxor mea" make a donation to the same abbey[101] which suggests that Micia may have been his sister.  m HUGUES, son of ---.] 

b)         [HILARIA .  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[102].  If “amita” can be interpreted in its strict sense of paternal aunt, Hilaria was the sister of Vicomte Cadelon [V].] 

2.         [ADEMAR .  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui, Israeli, Josselmi, Adamari fratris sui…"[103].  It is unclear whether Ademar was the brother of the donor or of the witness "Josselmi" whose name precedes Ademar in the list of subscribers.] 

3.         ADELAIDE (-after [1026]).  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][104]

4.         [SENEGONDE The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Senegunda" as the wife of "Ademarum"[105]"Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[106].  "Ademarus vicecomes, filius Widonis vicecomitis et…coniunx mea…Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Marcial, Limoges, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Widonis ac Gauzfredi", undated [107].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[108], her son Guy was nepos of the Vicomte d'Aulnay in 1067, which if correct means that she was probably the daughter of Cadelon [VI] Vicomte d'Aulnay.  This statement is presumably based on the charter dated 1067 under which "Ostencius oppidi Talleburgensis dominus" donated "molendina...et prata et silva" in the territory of Notre-Dame de Saintes, which was “sub potestate duorum militum erat, Guidonis...Lemovicensis nepotis vicecomitis Oenacensis et Helie filii Achardi de Borno”, to the monastery[109]m ADEMAR [I] Vicomte de Limoges et de Ségur, son of GUY [I] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Emma de Ségur (-Palestine 12 Aug [after 1019]).] 

 

 

1.         CADELON [VII] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Cadelon [VII] was the son of Vicomte Guillaume [II].  Vicomte d'Aulnaym EGILDIS [Gillette], daughter of --- (-15 Apr ----).  The martyrologe-obituaire of Tours records the death “Id Apr” of “Egildis vicecomitissa de Onaio” for whom “thesaurarius Turonensis filius suus clericus” donated property[110].     Cadelon [VII] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] "Amanerii" .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnaym MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 1199).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [IV] (-[1201/03]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnay.  Vicomte Guillaume reached agreement with the prior of Chemillé, with the consent of “uxoris meæ E. vicecomitissæ, de cujus patrimonio erat terra de Camiliaco”, by charter dated to [1190/1204][111]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE d'Argenton Dame de Chemillé, daughter of PIERRE d'Argenton & his wife Sibylle de Mortagne (-after 1244).  Vicomte Guillaume reached agreement with the prior of Chemillé, with the consent of “uxoris meæ E. vicecomitissæ, de cujus patrimonio erat terra de Camiliaco”, by charter dated to [1190/1204][112]The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  She married secondly ([1203]) as his second wife, Guy de Thouars Duke of Brittany.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  She married thirdly Renaud de Maulévrier (-after 1244).  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not been identified. 

ii)         JEANNE (-1235, bur Tusson).  She is named in Europäische Stanntafeln as the wife of Geoffroy [V][113]The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse d'Aulnaym [as his second wife,] GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon Seigneur de Taillebourg, son of GEOFFROY [IV] de Rancon Seigneur de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-[Aug 1258/17 Jul 1259]). 

b)         son .  Treasurer at Tours.  The martyrologe-obituaire of Tours records the death “Id Apr” of “Egildis vicecomitissa de Onaio” for whom “thesaurarius Turonensis filius suus clericus” donated property[114]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES d’AULNAY (SEIGNEURS de MORTAGNE)

 

 

The primary sources which confirm how the seigneurs de Mortagne inherited the vicomté d’Aulnay have not been identified. 

 

 

1.         BENOÎT de Mortagne (-after [1195]).  Benedictus de Mauritania dominus castelli Mauritanie” restored property to the priory of Sainte-Croix de Chaille, which his father had previously donated, by charter dated to [1195], subscribed by “Benedicti, Benedicti de Mauritania, Gaufridi de Mauritania[115]m ---.  The name of Benoît’s wife is not known.  Benoît & his wife had one child: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Mortagne (-after [1195]).  Benedictus de Mauritania dominus castelli Mauritanie” restored property to the priory of Sainte-Croix de Chaille, which his father had previously donated, by charter dated to [1195], subscribed by “Benedicti, Benedicti de Mauritania, Gaufridi de Mauritania[116].  “Gaufridus de Mauritania” donated property to La Couronne, at the request of “avunculi mei Chalonis de Ponte et...uxoris mee Caprasie”, and confirmed privileges granted by “Benedictus de Mauritania pater meus”, by charter dated to before 1197[117]m CAPRASIE, daughter of ---.  “Gaufridus de Mauritania” donated property to La Couronne, at the request of “avunculi mei Chalonis de Ponte et...uxoris mee Caprasie”, and confirmed privileges granted by “Benedictus de Mauritania pater meus”, by charter dated to before 1197[118]

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de MortagneSeigneur de Mortagne[-sur-Gironde].  He is named in the charter dated Aug 1279 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had one child:

a)         PONS de Mortagne .  Seigneur de Mortagne[-sur-Gironde].  Vicomte d’Aulnay.  He is named in the charter dated Aug 1279 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Pons’s wife is not known.  Pons & his wife had one child: 

i)          [GEOFFROY de Mortagne (-after 5 Jan 1299).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although it is implied by the Aug 1279 charter quoted below.  Seigneur de Mortagne[-sur-Gironde].  A charter dated Aug 1279 records that “Poncius de Mauritania miles dominus dicti loci et vicecomes de Alnayo” had confirmed actions of “domini Gaufridi de Mauritania militis defuncti patris nostri” and that “Gaufridus dominus de Mauritania valetus” confirmed that earlier confirmation of certain rights of “parrochianos de Chayo[119].  “Gefroy de Moretaigne chevalier seigneur de celuy leu” sold rights to revenue from markets at Cozes to “Pierres de la Broce chevalier seingneur de Didone”, naming “dame Lienor ma fame”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1298 (O.S.), witnessed by “Robert et Guillaume Beraut valez freres et Guillaume Beraut filz dudit Guillaume...[120].]  m ELEONORE de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his first wife Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente ([1255/60]-after 5 Jan 1299).  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, bequeathed to "Agnez...sa fille...les châtels et châtellenies de Tonnay-Charente...sauf...rente que Marguerite sa fille femme d’Arnaud-Bochard de Baudrente chevalier y prend et...[rente] qui y prend aussi Alienor sa fille femme de Geoffroy de Maurienne de Mauritonie...[121]"Guy et Simon de Rochechouart frères et chevaliers, fils de feu Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" divided territories with "Aimery de Rochechouart damoiseau, fils de feu Aimery leur frère et petit-fils dudit feu vicomte" by charter dated Nov 1291, whereby Guy acquired “le château de Tonnay-Charente à la charge de...rente envers Geoffroy de Maurienne damoiseau, mary de dam Aliénor de Rochechouart leur sœur et tante[122]Gefroy de Moretaigne chevalier seigneur de celuy leu” sold rights to revenue from markets at Cozes to “Pierres de la Broce chevalier seingneur de Didone”, naming “dame Lienor ma fame”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1298 (O.S.)[123]

 

 

The chronology suggests that Pons de Mortagne, shown below, was the son of Geoffroy de Mortagne and his wife Eléonore de Rochechouart, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

 

1.         PONS de Mortagne (-after Jan 1327).  Vicomte d’Aulnay, Seigneur de Mortagne.  Sénéchal de Saintonge 1317[124].  Governor of Navarre 1317-1321[125].  “Dominus Hugo de Cella” sold “castrum suum et castellaniam de Fontanis...” to “domino Poncio de Mauritania vicecomiti de Aunayo” by charter dated Mar 1319[126].  Charles IV rewarded Pons de Mortagne for his services Jan 1327 (O.S.)[127]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Pons’s wife has not been identified.  Pons & his wife had two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Mortagne (-[1340]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Vicomte d’Aulnay, Seigneur de Mortagne.  m as her first husband, JEANNE d’Amboise, daughter of [PIERRE [I] Seigneur d’Amboise & his wife Jeanne dame de Chevreuse] (-after 1374).  She married secondly Gaucher de Thouars Seigneur de Tiffauges.  She married thirdly (before 28 Dec 1353) as his second wife, Guillaume [I] Flotte Seigneur de Revel.  “Guillaume seigneur de ---, de Plessac, de Mortaigne et de Cozes” acknowledged rights of the prior of Mortagne to the market moved from “nostre chastel de Cozes”, naming “nostre...compaigne Jehanne d’Ambaize, dame de Revel, de Thiffauges, de Plassac, de Mortaigne et de Cozes”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1353[128].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been confirmed. 

b)         PONS de Mortagne (-after 28 May 1346).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Vicomte d’Aulnay.  Philippe VI King of France confirmed an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers in Aquitaine and “Pons de Mortaigne viconte d’Aunoy chevalier” concerning jurisdiction over “leur...maison d’Ansigny” by charter dated 21 Jun 1341[129].  Philippe VI King of France issued letters dated 28 May 1346 to “Pons de Mortagne vicomte d’Aunay chevalier” who was fighting in Gascony[130]m firstly CLAIRE de Lezay et de Mauprévoir[131], daughter of ---.  m secondly as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Pons, daughter of RENAUD [IV] Seigneur de Pons & his wife Jeanne d’Albret (-[28 Apr 1354/29 Jan 1358]).  Her parentage, first, third and fourth marriages are confirmed by an arrêt of the Parliament dated 28 Jul 1354 following a claim by “Pierre de la Suze au nom de Marguerite de Pons” against “Renaud de Pons son beau-père” relating to revenue due to her “à la suite d’un contrat avec Pons de Mortagne...[et] lors de son contrat avec Eschivard de Chabanais[132].  She married secondly Guy de Bauçay.  Her second marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[133].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  She married thirdly Eschivard de Chabanais.  She married fourthly (before 31 Jan 1347) as his first wife, Pierre de Craon Seigneur de la SuzeHer family origin and fourth marriage are indicated by the charter dated 31 Jan 1346 (O.S.) under which Amaury [IV] de Craon and "Pierre de Craon-la-Suze" agreed for the latter to retain Chantocé and Ingrande until a debt on Briolay and Pressigny “qui devaient être chargés du douaire de Marguerite de Pons” was paid[134]Pons & his first wife had one child: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Mortagne (-1385, bur Aulnay église des Carmes)Vicomtesse d’Aulnay.  Dame de Mortagne, de Chef-Boutonne, de Mirambeau, de Cosnac, de Fontaines.  Her second marriage is indicated by the 10 Apr 1400 testament of her son Jean which names his [half-]brother “feu...Gui La Personne”.  Her place of burial is confirmed by the testament of her son Jean.  m firstly JEAN de Clermont Seigneur de Chantilly, son of RAOUL de Clermont Seigneur de Thorigny & his wife --- (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356, bur Poitou Dominican church).  Père Anselme records his parentage and place of death[135].  His place of burial is confirmed by the 10 Apr 1400 testament of his son Jean.  m secondly JEAN La Personne, son of ---.  Marguerite & her first husband had one child: 

(a)       JEAN de Clermont (-[10 Apr/14 Sep] 1400, bur Aulnay église des Carmes)Vicomte d’AulnayThe testament of “Johan de Clermont viconte d’Aunay”, dated 10 Apr 1400, chose burial “en l’eglise des freres des Carmes d’Aunay avec madame ma mere”, requested masses for his parents and for “feu Monsgr Gui La Personne mon frere”, donated property “aux freres prescheurs de Poictiers...pour l’ame de Monsgr mon pere qui est enterré en leur mostier”, appointed “Loise de Clermont ma fille”, whom he had betrothed to “François filz dudit seigneur de Montberon”, as his sole heir with “ma...femme expouse Helienor de Perregort...tuteresse”, and named “madicte femme, le seigneur de Montberon, Monsgr Jacques de La Brousse” as executors[136]m ELEONORE de Périgord, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [V] Comte de Périgord & his wife Louise de Matha (-after 22 Sep 1425)The testament of [her aunt] Marguarite de Péregourt dame de Pons”, dated 16 Jun 1404, named “Archembaut de Péregourt mon nepveu” as her heir, with “mes...nepces Brunissant de Perregourt dame de Partennay et dame Héliennor de Perregourt vicomtesse d’Aunay” as substitutes[137]The testament of [her husband] “Johan de Clermont viconte d’Aunay”, dated 10 Apr 1400, appointed “Loise de Clermont ma fille” with “ma...femme expouse Helienor de Perregort...tuteresse” and also appointed his wife as one of his executors[138]Her parentage is confirmed by the testament, dated 22 Sep 1425, of "Archembault conte de Perigort" which names "nostre…sor Helianor de Perigort et…nostre nepode Louise de Clarmont viscontesse de Myal, filhe de la diche nostre sor" as his heirs[139].  The testament of "Johan de Clermont vicomte d'Aunay" names "ma…expouse Helienor de Perregort" as guardian of their minor daughter "Loise de Clermont" whose marriage with "François filz du seigneur de Montberon…Jacques de La Brousse" was also provided for in the document[140].  Jean & his wife had one child:  

(1)       LOUISE de Clermont (-before 22 Jun 1468)The testament of [her father] “Johan de Clermont viconte d’Aunay”, dated 10 Apr 1400, appointed “Loise de Clermont ma fille”, whom he had betrothed to “François filz dudit seigneur de Montberon”, as his sole heir with “ma...femme expouse Helienor de Perregort...tuteresse[141].  Père Anselme records that her mother, in breach of her prior betrothal, betrothed Louise to Renaud Vicomte de Murat Seigneur de Vigoureux et de Turlande in 1401, triggering a lawsuit which was concluded 25 May 1403 with the confirmation of the earlier betrothal[142].  Louise and her husband sold all her father’s inheritance in the dioceses of Soissons and Laon to Robert Mauger, président au parlement de Paris, 11 Jun 1407[143]m (Betrothed before 10 Apr 1400, contract confirmed 25 May 1403) FRANÇOIS de Montbron, son of JACQUES Seigneur de Montbron Maréchal de France & his wife Marie de Maulévrier (-1470).  Vicomte d’Aulnay

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT, de POIROUX et de RIE

 

 

Poiroux is located about 5 kilometres east of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire in the present day French département of Vendée.  The locations of Aspremont and Rié have not been ascertained, but presumably they were nearby. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] d’Aspremont (-after [1140]).  Guillermus de Aspero Monte et filii eius...Radulfus et Hugo et Aimericus et Rorgo” donated their part “in molendino de Olona” to Boisgrolland by undated charter[144].  Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1140][145]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAOUL (-after [1170]).  Seigneur d’Aspremont.  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[146]...Radulfus de Aspero Monte et Aimericus frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Hugo dominus Roche” donated property to Roche-sur-Yon priory[147]Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1170][148]

b)         HUGUES d’Aspremont (-after [1140]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[149].  Seigneur de Talmont (part), his inheritance of which has not been explained. 

c)         AIMERY (-after [1170]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[150]...Radulfus de Aspero Monte et Aimericus frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Hugo dominus Roche” donated property to Roche-sur-Yon priory[151]Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1170][152]

d)         RORGON (-killed [1140]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[153]

 

 

1.         --- d’Aspremont .  Beauchet-Fillau says that the father of Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont was Raoul Seigneur d’Aspremont who is named above[154].  From a chronological point of view, this appears doubtful.  If Raoul was adult in [1140], it seems unlikely that his son was still alive in 1229.  An intervening generation is more probable.  m RIVALIE d’Aizenay, daughter of --- (-after 1228).  "Rivalia domina de Asiniaco" donated to Talmont, for “nobilis viri Willelmi de Aspero Monte...filii mei et filiorum eiusdem...R. et Willelmi”, by charter dated 1228[155].  One child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont (-[1229/38])Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[156]"Willelmus de Asperomonte et...Willemus de Cantamerula" confirmed the donation of a vine to Talmont, at the request of “domini Willelmi de Maleone”, for the anniversary of "domini R. de Malleone", by charter dated to [1205][157].  Seigneur de Poiroux.  Savaricus de Malo Leone dominus Thalemundi” donated “censuales...ad turrem Cursonii...de domo sua de Fredueria apud Cursonium” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1218, witnessed by “Willelmo de Aspero Monte domino de Perusio...militibus...[158].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[159]Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[160]Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[161].  Seigneur de Rié.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perus” donated rights in “herbegagium...le Costaus...prope Perusii”, with the consent of “Radulfi filii et heredis mei in legitima etate matrimonii constituti”, by charter dated 1229[162]m [firstly] (before 1204) ERMENGARDE [de Chantemerle, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle, Seigneur de Pérouse & his wife Maxence de Bueil] (-[1224/25]).  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[163].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[164]Beauchet-Fillau takes a different view of her parentage, suggesting that her husband Guillaume d’Aspremont married firstly “Berthe que l’on croit fille de Pierre de Bouil” (who would have been the sister of Maxence de Bueil, wife of Guillaume [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle) from whom “il devint sgr de Rié[165].  He cites no primary source which supports his position, which is difficult to understand on the basis of the primary sources currently consulted: firstly, no sources in which Maxence de Bueil is named hint that she had a sister and co-heiress, and secondly the charter quoted above indicates clearly that the property of Guillaume de Chantemerle belonged after his death to Guillaume d’Aspremont and uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, indicating Ermengarde’s direct right to inherit.  Until further evidence comes to light, it appears reasonable to suppose that Ermengarde was the daughter of Guillaume de Chantemerle and Maxence de Bueil.  Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[166].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “domine Ermengardis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1225 (misdated?)[167].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Perusio” donated rights in property held by “Stephanus Babini” to Boisgrolland, for the soul of “domine Ermengardis defuncte quondam uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus filius meus”, by charter dated 1224 (misdated?)[168][m secondly ([Aug 1224]) AGATHE Dame de Mauzé, daughter of ---.  Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[169].  The date of this document indicates that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” was Guillaume [II].  The two references to Mauzé in this document suggest Agathe married Guillaume, although this is not specified explicitly.  One difficulty is ascertaining the precise date of death of Guillaume’s [first] wife Ermengarde, who as noted above is stated in a charter dated 1224 as deceased but as alive in another dated 1225.]  Guillaume [II] & his [first] wife had two children: 

i)          RAOUL d’Aspremont (-[May 1239/Jun 1243]).  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perus” donated rights in “herbegagium...le Costaus...prope Perusii”, with the consent of “Radulfi filii et heredis mei in legitima etate matrimonii constituti”, by charter dated 1229[170].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles” donated funds to Boisgrolland for candles by charter dated Jan 1238 (O.S.?)[171].  Seigneur de Poiroux et de Rié.  “Radulphus de Aspero Monte miles dominus de Perusio et de Reié” donated rights in “P. Bordeis et super heredes suos...” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi mei fratris”, by charter dated 1239[172].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Aspero Monte fratris mei”, by charter dated May 1239[173]

ii)         GUILLAUME [III] d’Aspremont (-[May 1239/Jun 1243]).  “Radulphus de Aspero Monte miles dominus de Perusio et de Reié” donated rights in “P. Bordeis et super heredes suos...” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi mei fratris”, by charter dated 1239[174].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Aspero Monte fratris mei”, by charter dated May 1239[175]m as her first husband, AGNES de Mauzé, daughter of --- “Porte-clé” Seigneur de Mauzé & his [first wife ---] (-[1262/Sep 1276]).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  However, it is strongly suggested by her son inheriting the seigneurie de Mauzé.  She married secondly Pierre de Volvire [Velluire] Seigneur de ChailléThiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[176].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  She married thirdly Brient de Varèze.  Her first and third marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1262 under which “Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé[177]Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [IV] d’Aspremont (-after Apr 1281).  Seigneur de Peiroux, de Rié, et d’Aizenay.  Willelmus de Aspero Monte valetus dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated revenue from “feodo Willelmi Cleire militis et Ameline uxoris sue defunctorum...” to Boisgrolland by charter dated Jun 1243[178].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perusio” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “dominæ Hysebellis uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1246 (O.S.?)[179]Beauchet-Fillau notes that Guillaume [III] “seigneur de Poiroux, d’Erablaie et de Rié” founded the priory of Saint-Hilaire-de-Rié and donated serfs for the anniversaries of “Guillaume son père et de sa mère Ermengarde” by charter dated 1253[180]Seigneur de Mauzé.  Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé” by charter dated 1262[181]Guillelmus de Asperomonte miles dominus de Mausiaco et de Porusio” confirmed the sale of property made by “magistro Reginaldo Bitolea clerico” to the prior of Saint-Pierre de Mauzé, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ defunctæ Agnetis matris nostræ”, by charter dated Sep 1276[182]Guillaume d’Aspremont chevaler sires de Peirous, de Rié, d’Ayseneis et de Mausé” reached agreement with Boisgrolland concerning “la haute justice de la terre dans Maussaiz” by charter dated Apr 1281[183]m (before Feb [1246/47]) ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perusio” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “dominæ Hysebellis uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1246 (O.S.?)[184]

 

 

 

D.      CHABOT

 

 

The Chabot family is unusual, compared with other noble families in Poitou, in that its name is not derived from the territory which it governed.  The origin of the name has not been traced, but a clue may be provided because the family arms included three large-headed fish, named "chabot" in French.  Sandret suggests two possible derivations: firstly, that the name may have been given as a nickname to an ancestor with an unusually large or deformed head, or secondly that the family held a water-course especially renowned for these fish[185].  The family was established in the Bas-Poitou area, in the area included within the present-day French départements of la Vendée and Deux-Sèvres, by the mid-11th century.  The ancestry of the different individuals named at that time has not been traced to a common source.  Sandret dismisses the exaggerations of later invented genealogies which claim descent of the Chabot family from early medieval times[186].  As a result of a marriage in 1645 with the heiress of the ducal family of Rohan, the family name was changed to Rohan-Chabot.  The published genealogies of this family, including Duchesne, Père Anselme and Sandret, are unsatisfactory and in many respects are inconsistent with the various primary sources which are quoted below.  The following reconstruction appears consistent with these sources. 

 

 

Two brothers:  

1.         GUILLAUME [I] Chabot (-after [1055]).  "…Heliæ de Volvento…Guillelmi Caboici, Petri abbatis…" signed the charter dated 31 May 1040 under which "Goffridus comes et uxor Agnes mea" [Geoffroy [II] "Martel" Comte d’Anjou and his first wife Agnes de Mâcon] founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Vendôme[187].  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][188]m ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after [1055]).  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][189]

2.         GEOFFROY Chabot (-after [1055]).  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][190]

 

 

1.         THIBAUT [I] Chabot (-[after 1100]).  Père Anselme says that Thibaut [I] was “vraisemblablement” son of Guillaume [I] Chabot[191].  This seems no more than guesswork considering the number of other Chabot individuals who are named in 11th century sources as shown in this section.  Sandret says that he was Thibaut, son of Pierre Chabot (died after 1086, see below)[192].  Sandret appears to be adopting the position stated by Duchesne[193], but from a chronological point of view this is stretched.  Seigneur de Sainte-Hermine: Père Anselme records that Thibaut Chabot “seigneur de sainte Hermine” confirmed the donation of “la paroisse de S. Lors” made in 1060 by “Savari de Thouars seigneur de Frontenay” to Bourgueil abbey[194].  Père Anselme also records that Thibaut donated property to Bourgueil abbey in 1068 and 1068, and to Déols in 1092[195].  "Tebaudus Chabot" taking "Mirabilem uxorem apud Fontanetum" confirmed the donation made to Absie by "ipsa Mirabilis...Oliverius de Sire", at the request of “domno Eblone”, and donated property “in feodis de Rocha eidem Mirabili pertinentibus”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Chabot, Ramnulfo Bertrandi, Brunello de Chassenon et Ugone do Peirun[196].  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter[197].  Père Anselme states that Thibaut Chabot “vivoit encore en 1100” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[198]m ([1092]) [as her second husband,] MIRABILIS, [widow of RAOUL ---], daughter of ---.  "Tebaudus Chabot" taking "Mirabilem uxorem apud Fontanetum" confirmed the donation made to Absie by "ipsa Mirabilis...Oliverius de Sire", and donated property “in feodis de Rocha eidem Mirabili pertinentibus”, by undated charter[199].  An earlier or later marriage of Mirabilis is indicated by the following document: "Mirabilis viduata a conjuge meo Radulfo" taking "Mirabilem uxorem apud Fontanetum" confirmed the donation of property "in Martreio" to Absie made by “Oliverius de Sire”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Savaricus de Mauleone, Simon filius Affredi et Chabos, Germundus de Forgeis et Ugo do Peirun[200].  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter[201].  Père Anselme says that Mirabilis and her husband married in 1092, that she was “veuve de Robert de Mauléon” [not yet traced], and that she was thought to be “héritière de Gerard seigneur de Vouvent” (no primary sources cited)[202].  The date 1092 is late for a first marriage of Thibaut [I] in light of his earliest mention in 1060. 

 

2.         LEZIN Chabot (-after 5 May 1070).  "...Lisierni Caboti..." witnessed the charter dated 5 May 1070 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed property to Paris Saint-Martin des Champs[203]

 

 

1.         --- .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[204]m ARSENDE, daughter of ---.  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[205].  Two children: 

a)         --- Chabot .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[206]

b)         GUILLAUME .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[207]

 

 

[Three] siblings.  Père Anselme says that Bishop Ithier was “vraisemblablement” son of Guillaume [I] Chabot[208].  This seems no more than guesswork considering the number of other Chabot individuals who are named in 11th century sources as shown in this section. 

1.         ITHIER Chabot (-1073)Bishop of Limoges [1052].  The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the death “IV Kal Nov” 1051 of “domino Jordano episcopo” and the election as bishop of “Itterius[209]The late-13th century Gesta Lemovicensium Episcoporum records the election in 1052 of “ex nobili familia des Chabots...Iterium” as bishop of Limoges[210].  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[211]The Chronicon Comodoliacense records the burial in 1073 of “domino Itterio” and the appointment of “Guido de Leron nepos ipsius Itterii[212]

2.         sister The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the second marriage of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" to "sororem Iterii episcopi Lemovicensis de qua…progenies Larumdensium dominorum"[213]m as his second wife, ADEMAR de Laron, son of ROGER de Laron & his wife --- (-after 1061). 

3.         [--- .  It is not known whether the sibling of Bishop Ithier who was the parent of the five children shown below was the same person as the wife of Ademar de Léron who is shown above.]  m ---.  Five children: 

a)         PIERRE Brun .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[214]

b)         FOUCAUD .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[215]

c)         ETIENNE .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[216]

d)         ITHIER .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[217]

e)         AIMERY .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[218]

 

 

Two brothers.  Père Anselme says that they were “vraisemblablement” sons of Guillaume [I] Chabot[219].  This seems no more than guesswork considering the number of other Chabot individuals who are named in 11th century sources as shown in this section. 

1.         EUDES Chabot (-after 1086).  He is named as brother of Pierre in the 1086 charter quoted below. 

2.         PIERRE Chabot (-after 1086).  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][220].  "…Petro fratre Odonis Chabotti" witnessed the charter dated 1086 under which "Frotmundus...cognomine Turpinus...filius Salomonis..." donated Villemardy church to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Vendôme[221]m PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][222].  Pierre & his wife had four children: 

a)         THIBAUT Chabot .  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][223].  “Thibaud et Pierre [Chabot] frères” donated “la dîme qu’ils possédaient à Monterbe” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “leur fils Garnier et Eude”, by undated charter[224]m ---.  The name of Thibaut’s wife is not known.  Thibaut & his wife had [three or more] children: 

i)          GARNIER Chabot .  “Thibaud et Pierre [Chabot] frères” donated “la dîme qu’ils possédaient à Monterbe” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “leur fils Garnier et Eude”, by undated charter[225].  “Pierre Chabot et tous ses frères...Garnier Chabot et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot” donated “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[226]

ii)         sons .  “Pierre Chabot et tous ses frères...Garnier Chabot et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot” donated “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[227]

b)         PIERRE Chabot dit la Tour .  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][228].  “Pierre Chabot et tous ses frères...Garnier Chabot et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot” donated “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[229].  “Pierre de la Tour et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot et sa femme Sybille” confirmed the donation of “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[230]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

i)          EUDES Chabot .  “Thibaud et Pierre [Chabot] frères” donated “la dîme qu’ils possédaient à Monterbe” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “leur fils Garnier et Eude”, by undated charter[231].  “Pierre Chabot et tous ses frères...Garnier Chabot et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot” donated “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[232].  “Pierre de la Tour et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot et sa femme Sybille” confirmed the donation of “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[233]m SIBYLLE, daughter of ---.  “Pierre de la Tour et tous ses frères et...Eude Chabot et sa femme Sybille” confirmed the donation of “la terre...de Monterbe” to Montmorillon by undated charter[234]

c)         AIRARD Chabot .  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][235]

d)         RAOUL Chabot .  Pierre Chabot donated “le bois et la terre de Faugerolles...auparavent cédés en aleu à son fils Pierre Chabot” to l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montmorillon, with the consent of “sa femme Peronelle et ses enfants...Thibaut, Pierre dit la Tour, Ayrard, et Raoul [Ranulphe ou mieux Radulphe] Chabot”, by charter dated to [1060/85][236]

 

 

1.         GOSBERT Chabot .  "Gosbertus Chabot" donated "medietatem ecclesie de Buxeria" to Talmont, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][237]m ---.  The name of Gosbert’s wife is not known.  Gosbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES Chabot .  "Gosbertus Chabot" donated "medietatem ecclesie de Buxeria" to Talmont, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][238]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUMBERT Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][239]

2.         AIMERY Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][240]

 

 

Two brothers, whose parentage has not been identified.  Sandret indicates that they were the sons of Guillaume [I] Chabot but he cites no source on which he bases this assertion[241]

1.         GAUTHIER [I] Chabot (-after [1100]).  "Bernardus miles de S. Michaele, Gauterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "terre…apud S. Martinum in Insulam et…apud S. Vincentium de Bullio" to Talmont, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][242].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmont by charter dated to [1085][243]m VALENCE, daughter of --- (-after [1100]).  Sandret records that “Gautier Chabot et Valence sa femme” donated “la dîme des salines sises apud Dorsum-Asini, en Bas-Poitou” to Bois-Grolland monastery by charter dated [1100][244].  Gauthier [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         [GUILLAUME [III] Chabot .  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmont by charter dated to [1140][245].  The relationship between Guillaume [III] and Pagan is not specified.  The various charters which are quoted in this section indicate the following succession: (1) Guillaume [III], (2) Pagan, (3) Pagan’s brother Gaudin, and (4) Gauthier [II].  The primary source quoted below confirms that Gauthier [II] was the grandson of Gauthier [I], but does not name his father.  The same document refers to the unnamed brother of Gauthier [II] and Pagan and Gaudin by name, without specifying their relationship to Gauthier [II] although the wording clearly indicates that they were not his brothers.  The most likely explanation for the line of succession is that Guillaume [III] succeeded his father Gauthier [I] but died without direct heirs and was succeeded by his younger brother Pagan.  Pagan must also have died without male heirs and was succeeded by his brother Gaudin (their sibling relationship is confirmed by the documentation).  It is then assumed that Gaudin also died without direct heirs, and was succeeded by his presumed nephew Gauthier [II], son of another deceased brother.] 

b)         [PAGAN Chabot (-before [1150]).  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmont by charter dated to [1140][246].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmont, and after his death "Gaudinus Chabot…frater suus", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Giraudus Auvry presbyter et Caprarius Piincers et Rainaldus de Bello Loco nepotes ipsius Gaudini…"[247].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[248]m ---.  The name of Pagan’s wife is not known.  Pagan & his wife had two children: 

i)          VILLANE Chabot .  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[249]m SOLDENE, son of ---. 

ii)         GELOSE Chabot .  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[250]m PIERRE Agne, son of ---. 

c)         [GAUDIN Chabot (-after [1140]).  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmont by charter dated to [1140][251].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmont, and after his death "Gaudinus Chabot…frater suus", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Giraudus Auvry presbyter et Caprarius Piincers et Rainaldus de Bello Loco nepotes ipsius Gaudini…"[252].] 

d)         son .  Gauthier [II] is confirmed by the document quoted below as the grandson of Gauthier [I] but the name of his father is not known.  m ---.  Two children: 

i)          son (-before [1147]).  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated to [1147] under which his brother "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmont, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini"[253]

ii)         GAUTHIER [II] Chabot (-after [1150]).  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmont, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini", by charter dated to [1147][254].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[255]m PONTIA, daughter of ---.  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmont, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini", by charter dated to [1147][256].  Gauthier [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

(a)       [daughter .  The following document indicates a relationship between Gauthier [Chabot] and the Beaulieu family.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that the donor may have been Gauthier’s grandson.  "Moricius de Belli Loco heres et dominus terre et feodi quod fuit Gauterii Chabot...in feodo domini S. de Malleone" donated "decimam...in predicto feodo" to Talmont, with the consent of "fratris mei Petri de Bello Loco", by charter dated 1223[257].  This “Beaulieu” family has not otherwise been identified.  "M[auricius] de Belli Loco" donated rights "in terris...ultra Ulmos Godefridi prope Talemundum" to Talmont, with the consent of "uxoris mee Chaboce", by charter dated 1229[258]m --- de Beaulieu, son of ---.] 

e)         [daughter .  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmont, and after his death "Gaudinus Chabot…frater suus", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Giraudus Auvry presbyter et Caprarius Piincers et Rainaldus de Bello Loco nepotes ipsius Gaudini…"[259].  Assuming that “nepotes” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, the mother of the three named witnesses was the sister of Gaudin.  The identity of her husband has not been ascertained.  m ---.] 

2.         GUILLAUME [II] Chabot (-after 1105).  "Bernardus miles de S. Michaele, Gauterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "terre…apud S. Martinum in Insulam et…apud S. Vincentium de Bullio" to Talmont, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][260].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmont by charter dated to [1085][261].  "Helizabeth mater archidiaconi Willelmi et idem archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius et Petronilla soror eius et Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][262].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][263].  This donation is explained further by a charter dated to [1130] which records that "Meinguidus et Emma uxor eius" had donated "decimam omnium vinearum de...terra de la Marico" to Talmont, with the consent of "Helizabeth mater Willelmi archidiaconi et ipse archidiaconus, postea Pictavorum episcopus, fraterque eius Gaufridus Gilbertus, sororque amborum Petronilla, conjuxque Petronille Willelmus Chabot eorumque filii Brientius et Chabot juvenis"[264].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][265].  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmont by charter dated to [1140][266]m PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  "Helizabeth mater archidiaconi Willelmi et idem archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius et Petronilla soror eius et Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][267].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][268].  This donation is explained further by a charter dated to [1130] which records that "Meinguidus et Emma uxor eius" had donated "decimam omnium vinearum de...terra de la Marico" to Talmont, with the consent of "Helizabeth mater Willelmi archidiaconi et ipse archidiaconus, postea Pictavorum episcopus, fraterque eius Gaufridus Gilbertus, sororque amborum Petronilla, conjuxque Petronille Willelmus Chabot eorumque filii Brientius et Chabot juvenis"[269].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][270].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         BRIAND Chabot (-after 27 May 1152).  "Helizabeth mater archidiaconi Willelmi et idem archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius et Petronilla soror eius et Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][271].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][272].  "Goffridus Gislebertus" donated rights "in terra de Follos Rossos…vallis de Gerzai et vallis Arsendis ducit ad terram Ugonis Chabot…", with the consent of "Briendus nepos suus et…Chabot alius nepos suus", by undated charter[273].  "Briendus Chabot et Chabot frater eius et Petrus Chabot" donated "terras de Follosio" donated by "Goffridus Gislebertus avunculus eorum", by undated charter[274].  A charter dated to [1150] records that, after the death of [his maternal uncle] "Gausfridi Gilberti", "nepotes ipsius Briencius vicelicet Chabot" were persecuted by "Willelmi cognomento Archiepiscopi" who confiscated the lands of their uncle[275].  "Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulphus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot...et Briencius Chabot" witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1152 under which Eléonore Dss of Aquitaine donated "boscum to Savria" to Saint-Maixent[276]m SIBYLLE, daughter of ---.  Sandret names “Sibylle” as the wife of Briand Chabot[277]

b)         GUILLAUME Chabot .  "Helizabeth mater archidiaconi Willelmi et idem archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius et Petronilla soror eius et Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][278]

c)         GILBERT Chabot .  "Helizabeth mater archidiaconi Willelmi et idem archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius et Petronilla soror eius et Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][279]

d)         --- Chabot .  It is not known whether this person, called “Chabot juvenis” in the charters quoted below, was the same person as either Guillaume or Gilbert, sons of Guillaume [II] Chabot, who are named above.  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][280].  A charter dated to [1130] records that "Meinguidus et Emma uxor eius" had donated "decimam omnium vinearum de...terra de la Marico" to Talmont, with the consent of "Helizabeth mater Willelmi archidiaconi et ipse archidiaconus, postea Pictavorum episcopus, fraterque eius Gaufridus Gilbertus, sororque amborum Petronilla, conjuxque Petronille Willelmus Chabot eorumque filii Brientius et Chabot juvenis"[281].  "Briendus Chabot et Chabot frater eius et Petrus Chabot" donated "terras de Follosio" donated by "Goffridus Gislebertus avunculus eorum", by undated charter[282].  A charter dated to [1150] records that, after the death of [his maternal uncle] "Gausfridi Gilberti", "nepotes ipsius Briencius vicelicet Chabot" were persecuted by "Willelmi cognomento Archiepiscopi" who confiscated the lands of their uncle[283]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUGUES Chabot (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[284]m MAXIMILLE, daughter of --- (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[285].  Hugues & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[286]

b)         PIERRE Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[287]

c)         PHILIPPA Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[288]

d)         VILLANE Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[289]

2.         GUILLAUME Chabot (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164, signed by "…Beatricis uxoris Willelmi Chaboz…"[290]m BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164, signed by "…Beatricis uxoris Willelmi Chaboz…"[291]

 

 

1.         ARNAUD Chabot (-after 1230).  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmont, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[292]m CECILE, daughter of ---.  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmont, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[293]

 

2.         GUILLAUME Chabot .  "Willelmus Chabot" donated revenue and animals "quam Ugo Canavinus in Candasio ab Aimerico Jaifardo possidens…[et] in terra Goiteria" to Absie, with the consent of "Agnes uxor", by undated charter[294]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus Chabot" donated revenue and animals "quam Ugo Canavinus in Candasio ab Aimerico Jaifardo possidens…[et] in terra Goiteria" to Absie, with the consent of "Agnes uxor", by undated charter[295]

 

 

Two brothers.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  Père Anselme says that Sebrand [I] was the son of Thibaut [I].  However, he also names “Briant Chabot” as another son of Thibaut [I][296], although primary sources show Briand as the son of Guillaume [II] Chabot (see above).  Sandret[297] and Duchesne[298] also name Sebrand [I] as the son of Thibaut [I] but neither cites any source on which this proposed parentage is based.  Until more information comes to light, and especially in view of the multiplicity of Chabot lines of descent shown above to which Sebrand could have belonged, it is preferable to note Sebrand [I]’s parentage as unknown.  

1.         SEBRAND [I] Chabot (-[17 Jul] after 27 May 1152).  Père Anselme records the presence of Sebrand [I] in the foundation charter of Bellevaux abbey dated 1135[299].  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie, with the consent of "Tebaudus filius eius", by charter dated 1135[300].  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[301].  "Siebrandus [Cabot]" donated property to Absie, the year in which he went to Jerusalem, by undated charter[302].  "Sebrandus Chabot volens ire in Jherusalem" donated "terragia de Macinee" to Absie by charter dated to [1147][303].  Père Anselme records that Sebrand [I] claimed rights against Maillezais abbey “à cause de sa seigneurie de Vouvent” but judgment dated Mar 1151 (presumably O.S.) rejected his claim[304].  "Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulphus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot...et Briencius Chabot" witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1152 under which Eléonore Dss of Aquitaine donated "boscum to Savria" to Saint-Maixent[305].  Père Anselme records his death “XVI Kal Aug” but does not name the necrology which records this entry[306]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie by charter dated 1135[307].  Père Anselme says that Agnès “semble avoir été dame de la Roche-Cervière et de la Greve” but does not explain his reasoning[308].  [An alternative possible marriage is suggested: m Adela du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of Hugues du Puy-du-Fou & his first wife Tiphaine de Craon.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Hadelia…eiusdem Hugonis filia" (following directly after the passage naming "Hugonis de Podio-fagi") as wife of "Sigebertus Chabot de Volvento", and their son "Theobaudus"[309].  The difficulties associated with the fabrication of all or parts of the reconstruction of the Puy-du-Fou family are discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, including the possibility that this fragmentary chronicle formed part of the fabrication.  Her parentage and marriage have not yet been corroborated by another primary source.  The accuracy of this information cannot therefore be assessed.  The source in which Agnes, known wife of Sebrand, is named suggests that it should be treated with caution, although it must be pointed out that she is named in only one source which does not indicate that she was the mother of Sebrand’s children.  The possibility of another marriage cannot therefore be excluded.]  Sebrand [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         THIBAUT [III] Chabot (-[1180]).  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie by charter dated 1135[310].  "Tebaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie made by "pater suus Siebrandus" by undated charter[311].  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie, with the consent of "Tebaudus filius eius", by charter dated 1135[312].  "Tebaudus Chaboz et uxor Margarita" donated "terram juxta terram illorum de Follosio" to Absie by undated charter[313].  "Tebaudus Chabot et…uxor mea Margarita" donated property "in territorio feodi nostri de Malrepast" to Absie by undated charter, which names "Hugonem Lesiniaci et uxorem suam Burgundiam"[314].  "…Willelmus Mangat, Theobaldus Chabot…" witnessed the marriage contract between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis" dated 1173[315].  A charter dated to [1178] records a judgment against "Theobaudus Jabot" relating to his claims to seigneurial power over the abbey of Saint-Maixent, based on his possession of "terram Alonis Lobet cum Margarita uxore sua, filia supradicti Alonis"[316].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[317]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ALON Loubet & his wife --- (-after [1180]).  "Tebaudus Chaboz et uxor Margarita" donated "terram juxta terram illorum de Follosio" to Absie by undated charter[318].  "Tebaudus Chabot et…uxor mea Margarita" donated property "in territorio feodi nostri de Malrepast" to Absie by undated charter, which names "Hugonem Lesiniaci et uxorem suam Burgundiam"[319].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[320]A charter dated to [1178] records that, after the death of "Theobaudi Jabot", the abbot of Saint-Maixent required "Margaritam uxorem supra dicti Theobaudi" to recognise the abbey’s suzerainty over her lands[321]A charter dated to [1180] records a judgment against "Theobaudus Jabot" relating to his claims to seigneurial power over the abbey of Saint-Maixent, based on his possession of "terram Alonis Lobet cum Margarita uxore sua, filia supradicti Alonis"[322].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[323].  Thibaut [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          THIBAUT [IV] Chabot (-after Oct 1206).  "Theobaldus filius Theobaudi Chabot" donated "elemosinas…in terris Massigniaci…de patre meo et de avo meo Siebrando" to Absie by charter dated 1185[324]

-         see below.   

ii)         [EUSTACHIE Chabot (-after May 1200).  Dame de Vouvent et de Mervent.  "Eustachia uxor mea et Goffridus filius meus adhuc infantulus" consented to the donation by "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" to the abbey of l'Absie dated May 1200, which also names "Ugonem filium meum"[325].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Sandret states that Eustachie was the daughter of Thibaut [III] Chabot and his wife Marguerite, but cites no primary source which confirms that this statement is correct[326].  Père Anselme notes her supposed father and grandfather Sebrand [I] Chabot as “Seigneurs de Vouvent”[327].  No charter has been identified which names them as such, and indeed the only source so far identified which associates Vouvent with the Chabot family is the highly dubious fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine (concerning the supposed Puy-du-Fou family) which names "Sigebertus Chabot de Volvento" when recording his supposed marriage (see above).  m (before [1199]) as his [second] wife, GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent, son of HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" Seigneur de Lusignan & his wife Bourgogne de Rancon (-1216).] 

iii)        AGNES Chabot (-[1201/05]).  “Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[328]m PIERRE [III] de la Garnache, son of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de la Garnache & his wife Gelosa --- (-before 1200). 

b)         [SEBRAND Chabot (-1197, bur Saint-Augustin)Père Anselme says that Sebrand was the son of Sebrand [I] Chabot[329].  He cites not primary source which confirms Sebrand’s parentage but his name does suggest a close family relationship.  Archdeacon of Thouars.  Bishop of Limoges 1177: the late-13th century Gesta Lemovicensium Episcoporum records the election “IV Id Feb” 1177 of “Domnus Sebrandus Chabot Pictauensis Diœcesis archidiaconus de Thoars” as bishop of Limoges, against the wishes of Henry II King of England who hated the Chabot family (“quoniam oderat les Chabots”)[330].  The Gesta Lemovicensium Episcoporum records his death in 1197 and burial “in Monasterio Sancti Augustini[331].] 

2.         THIBAUT [II] Chabot .  "Tebaudus Chabot" donated "campum terre froste a Macinne" to Absie by undated charter, dated to [1130][332].  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[333]

 

 

THIBAUT [IV] Chabot, son of THIBAUT [III] Chabot & his wife Marguerite Loubet (-after Oct 1206).  "Theobaldus filius Theobaudi Chabot" donated "elemosinas…in terris Massigniaci…de patre meo et de avo meo Siebrando" to Absie by charter dated 1185[334].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[335].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles" gave security to Genoese merchants by charter dated Dec 1190[336].  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[337].  "…Theobaldum Chabot" subscribed the charter dated Oct 1206 which records a peace agreement between John King of England and Philippe II King of France[338].  Père Anselme states that Thibaut [IV] was still alive in 1208 but does not cite any source on which he bases this date[339].  Thibaut [IV] was named in the following charter issued by his descendants long after he died: "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[340]

m OLIVE, daughter of --- (-after 1192).  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[341].  [Père Anselme names “Marguerite dame de la Mothe-Achard et de la Maurière, fille de Guillaume, seigneur des même terres” as the wife of Thibaut [IV][342].  This is contradicted by the 1192 charter which names his wife Olive, unless Marguerite was a second wife whom he married after Olive died.] 

Thibaut [IV] & his wife had one child: 

1.         SEBRAND [II] Chabot (-before [Feb/Mar] [1220/21]).  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[343].  The name “Olive” given to his granddaughter (see below) suggests that Thibaut [IV]’s known wife Olive was Sebrand’s mother.  Seigneur d’Oulmes: "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[344].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[345].  His date of death is indicated by the following document: the mayor and commune of Niort wrote to King Henry III, dated Feb/Mar 1220 (O.S.?), notifying the death of certain persons including “le comte d’Eu, monseigneur Porteclie, messeigneurs Geoffroy du Taunay, A. de Rochefort, Pans de Mirebeau et monseigneur Ceebranz Chaboz” leaving heirs “qui sont en bas âge[346].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[347]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[348].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[349].  Sebrand [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         THIBAUT [V] Chabot ([1205/15]-after May 1251).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[350].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[351].  Seigneur d’Oulmes et de la Rochecervière.  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[352]"Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[353].  "Theobaldus Chaboz miles dominus de Roche Cerveria" donated revenues to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 18 May 1239[354].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted "la terre de Saint Hillaire le Voys" to "Girart Chabotz chevalier mon frère" and property at Saint-Maixent to "Sebrant Chabotz chevalier mon frère puisné", reserving dower to "Aynor my femme", names "madame Agnes ma mère et mère à mesdits frères", provides marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provides for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[355].  "Theobaldus Chabot dominus de Rupe Cerveria et de Exsartis" granted dower to "Aenordi de Brocia uxori mee", with the consent of "Girardi Chaboti et Scebrandi Chaboti militum", by charter dated Jun 1250[356].  Thibaut’s testament, dated "le jour de l’Ascension" 1251, declared “Thibaud son fils et Guillaume de Beaumont son gendre” as guarantors for his debts, and named “Messires Girard et Sebrand Chabot ses frères...” as executors[357]m ELEONORE de Brosse, daughter of BERNARD [IV] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife --- ([1210/20]-after 1250).  Père Anselme names "Ænor de Brosse dame des Essarts" as daughter of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse and records that she married "Thibaut Chabot IV…seigneur de Roche-Cerviere, fils de Thibaut Chabot III…", but cites no primary sources[358].  Her date of birth is estimated consistent with the date of marriage of her paternal grandparents.  "Theobaldus Chabot dominus de Rupe Cerveria et de Exsartis" granted dower to "Aenordi de Brocia uxori mee", with the consent of "Girardi Chaboti et Scebrandi Chaboti militum", by charter dated Jun 1250[359].  Thibaut [V] & his wife had six children: 

i)          SEBRAND [IV] Chabot ([1225/30]-after 18 Mar 1292).  Not named in his father’s Apr 1244 charter, Sandret records that Sebrand received "de sa cousine Aélis de Mauléon dame de Pousages, la châtellenie de Chantemerle” in 1245[360]"Sebrand Chabot et Amicie sa femme” guaranteed their donation of revenue to the priory of Méron, against the widow of Aimery Vicomte de Thouars, by charter dated 1251[361]Seigneur de Rochecervière: a charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and ...Sabran Chabot sires de Roche Cerviere...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[362]The abbot of Saint-Maixent abandoned revenue from "vico...dicto Chaboz apud Sanctum Maxencium" in favour of “Sebrandus Chaboz miles dominus de Rocha Cervere et de Essartis”, settling a dispute about an agreement with “Theobaldus Chabot deffunctus, frater eiusdem Sebrandi”, by charter dated May 1269[363].  [Duchesne states that Sebrand [III] served Philippe III King of France “au voyage de Languedoc contre Roger-Bernard Comte de Foix” in 1271[364].  The proof that this reference relates to Sebrand [III], and not either Sebrand [IV] or Sebrand [V], has not been found.]  "Sebrand Chabot chevalier seigneur de la Rochecervière et des Essarts” confirmed a grant to “Jean de Vaux chevalier” of fiefs made by the monks of Maillezais by charter dated 18 Mar 1292[365]m (before 1251) AMICIE, daughter of ---.  "Sebrand Chabot et Amicie sa femme” guaranteed their donation of revenue to the priory of Méron, against the widow of Aimery Vicomte de Thouars, by charter dated 1251[366].  Sebrand [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       daughter .  Sandret states that the older daughter of Sebrand [IV] "porta en mariage la terre de Rochecervière dans la maison de Ruffec” but cites no source on which this information is based[367].  This repeats the statement of Duchesne who cites no primary source either[368].  The precise identity of her husband has not been ascertained. 

(b)       MATHILDE Chabot .  Duchesne states that Mathilde, younger daughter of Sebrand [IV], inherited “la terre des Essarts” and married “Savary de Vivonne chevalier Seigneur de Tors” (no primary source cited)[369]Sandret repeats the same statement[370]Mathilde’s supposed husband has not been identified with certainty.  The chronology suggests the impossibility that he was Savary [I] de Vivonne (died 1264).  The wife of Savary [II] (died [1302]) is recorded as Eschive de Rochefort Dame de Thors, while Savary [III] ([1300]-1367) would have been too young.  If Mathilde had married Savary [II], she would have been his first wife, but Duchesne’s statement would then be anachronistic as Savary inherited Thors from his [second] wife.  [m as his first wife, SAVARY [II] de Vivonne Seigneur de Bougoin, son of HUGUES [I] de Vivonne & his wife --- (-[1302]).] 

ii)         AGNES Chabot (-after Apr 1244).  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" provided marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provided for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[371]

iii)        OLIVE Chabot .  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" provided marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provided for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[372].  Sandret records that the marriage of "Olive Chabot dame de la Rochecervière” and “Hervé de Volvire” is confirmed by a document “de 1340 environ[373]m HERVE de Volvire, son of ---. 

iv)       MARGUERITE Chabot .  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" provided marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provided for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[374].  Sandret records that Marguerite married "en juin 1243 Guillaume de Beaumont”, adding that the latter “paraît être le même que celui qui mourut maréchal de France en 1250” (a statement which is inconsistent with the 1251 charter quoted below)[375].  The date of her marriage (if correctly reported by Sandret) suggests that Marguerite was born not many years after her oldest brother Sebrand [IV].  m ([Jun 1243]) GUILLAUME de Beaumont, son of ---.  Thibaut’s testament, dated "le jour de l’Ascension" 1251, declared “Thibaud son fils et Guillaume de Beaumont son gendre” as guarantors for his debts, and named “Messires Girard et Sebrand Chabot ses frères...” as executors[376]

v)        THIBAUT [VI] Chabot (-before May 1269).  The date of Marguerite Chabot’s marriage (if correctly reported by Sandret, see above) suggests that she was born not many years after her oldest brother Sebrand [IV], which in turn suggests that her brothers Thibaut and Guillaume were younger than she was.  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" provided marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provided for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[377].  Thibaut’s testament, dated "le jour de l’Ascension" 1251, declared “Thibaud son fils et Guillaume de Beaumont son gendre” as guarantors for his debts, and named “Messires Girard et Sebrand Chabot ses frères...” as executors[378]The abbot of Saint-Maixent abandoned revenue from "vico...dicto Chaboz apud Sanctum Maxencium" in favour of “Sebrandus Chaboz miles dominus de Rocha Cervere et de Essartis”, settling a dispute about an agreement with “Theobaldus Chabot deffunctus, frater eiusdem Sebrandi”, by charter dated May 1269[379]

vi)       GUILLAUME Chabot .  The date of Marguerite Chabot’s marriage (if correctly reported by Sandret, see above) suggests that she was born not many years after her oldest brother Sebrand [IV], which in turn suggests that her brothers Thibaut and Guillaume were younger than she was.  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" provided marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provided for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[380].  Seigneur de Chantemerle.  [m CATHERINE Choenelle, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1292).  Sandret suggests that "Catherine Choenelle, veuve de feu Guillaume Chabot”, named in a charter dated Aug 1292 with “Simon Gormont valet”, may have been the widow of Guillaume Chabot Seigneur de Chantemerle[381].] 

b)         GERARD [I] Chabot ([1207/16]-before Aug 1267).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[382]

-        see below

c)         SEBRAND [III] Chabot ([1210/25]-after 1251, maybe after 1271).  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[383]"Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[384].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted property at Saint-Maixent to "Sebrant Chabotz chevalier mon frère puisné"[385].  Thibaut’s testament, dated "le jour de l’Ascension" 1251, declared “Thibaud son fils et Guillaume de Beaumont son gendre” as guarantors for his debts, and named “Messires Girard et Sebrand Chabot ses frères...” as executors[386].  [Duchesne states that Sebrand [III] served Philippe III King of France “au voyage de Languedoc contre Roger-Bernard Comte de Foix” in 1271[387].  The proof that this reference relates to Sebrand [III], and not either Sebrand [IV] or Sebrand [V], has not been found.] 

d)         JEANNE Chabot"Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[388]m (1230) PIERRE Marbeuf, son of ---. 

e)         BELLASSEZ Chabot (-[27 Feb 1267/20 Jul 1275]).  "Brient le Beuf chevalier et Belleassez sa femme" consented to an agreement between "Girart Chaboz valet seigneur de Rays" and "Guillon le Roy" relating to property by charter dated 27 Feb 1267[389].  A charter dated 20 Jul 1275 records that "Girart Chabouz chevalier…sire de Raes" granted revenue revenue "dou port Durant", previously held by "Brient le Buef chevalier, par resson de son maryage, de Belle Asez defuncte, jadis sa femme, suer audit Girart"[390]m BRIENT Lebœuf Seigneur de Nozay, son of ---. 

 

 

The proof of Sebrand [V]’s parentage has not been found.  Père Anselme names him as son of the person named above as Thibaut [IV][391], which seems impossible chronologically.  Sandret assumes that Sebrand [V] was the same person as Sebrand [III] (see above)[392], which is also unsatisfactory from a chronological point of view: Sebrand [V]’s son being described as “valet” in 1301 (see below) suggests that he was a youth at the time, which is incompatible with his father’s birth in [1210/25] (Sebrand [III]’s estimated birth date, see above).  Duchesne assumes that Sebrand [V] was the son of Sebrand [III][393].  While more satisfactory chronologically, this does not explain how Sebrand [V] became seigneur de Chantemerle, a territory previously held by Guillaume, younger son of Thibaut [V] Chabot (see above).  Other problems relate to the inheritance of la Grève (also held by Thibaut [V] and his descendants) and to the reference to property in “les Essars”, another of Thibaut [V]’s territories, in the dower granted to the widow of Sebrand [V]’s oldest son in 1327.  One possibility, which solves the chronological problem and the inheritance of Chantemerle/les Essars/la Grève, is that Sebrand [V] was the son of either Thibaut [VI] or of his younger brother Guillaume. 

 

1.         SEBRAND [V] Chabot (-before 1301).  [Duchesne states that Sebrand [III] served Philippe III King of France “au voyage de Languedoc contre Roger-Bernard Comte de Foix” in 1271[394].  The proof that this reference relates to Sebrand [III], and not either Sebrand [IV] or Sebrand [V], has not been found.]  Seigneur de Chantemerle.  Seigneur de la Grève et du Petit-Château de Vouvent.  m AROYS de Châteaumur, daughter of --- (-after 1303).  A document dated 1301 records an agreement concerning the succession of “Sebran Chabot chevalier”, between “noble dame Aroïs de Chateaumur dame de Chantemerle et Tibaud Chabot, valet” and “noble dame de Chateaumur et Eblet de Rochefort”, under which the latter ceded “le château de Chantemerle, la Grève, le petit château de Vouvent, la Chabocière” to the former[395].  A document dated 1303 records an agreement between “Aroys de Châteaumur dame de Chantemerle et du petit château de Vouvent” and “Jean des Olères et Aénor sa femme” relating to “la justice de la baillie des Olères”, the former holding the latter harmless against claims by “Thibaud, Girard et Sebrand ses enfants[396].  Sebrand [V] & his wife had children: 

a)         THIBAUT [VII] Chabot (-[1327]).  A document dated 1301 records an agreement concerning the succession of “Sebran Chabot chevalier”, between “noble dame Aroïs de Chateaumur dame de Chantemerle et Tibaud Chabot, valet” and “noble dame de Chateaumur et Eblet de Rochefort”, under which the latter ceded “le château de Chantemerle, la Grève, le petit château de Vouvent, la Chabocière” to the former[397].  A document dated 1303 records an agreement between “Aroys de Châteaumur dame de Chantemerle et du petit château de Vouvent” and “Jean des Olères et Aénor sa femme” relating to “la justice de la baillie des Olères”, the former holding the latter harmless against claims by “Thibaud, Girard et Sebrand ses enfants[398].  His death in [1327] is indicated by his wife obtaining dower in that year, as shown below.  m JEANNE de Saint-Vincent, daughter of ---.  Duchesne names “Jeanne de Sainct Vincent” as wife of Thibaut [VII] and records that in 1327 she obtained dower over “les terres de la Grève, de Larrière en la Chastellenie des Essars, de la Jardinière, de la Callière et de la Bogière, sur les bois Chabessaine, et la moitié des terres de Fontenaye, de Voluyre et des Granges[399]

-        CHABOT, SEIGNEURS de la GREVE[400]

b)         ELEONORE [Olive] Chabot (-after 1303).  A document dated 1301 records an agreement concerning the succession of “Sebran Chabot chevalier”, between “noble dame Aroïs de Chateaumur dame de Chantemerle et Tibaud Chabot, valet” and “noble dame de Chateaumur et Eblet de Rochefort”, under which the latter ceded “le château de Chantemerle, la Grève, le petit château de Vouvent, la Chabocière” to the former[401]m firstly EBLES de Rochefort, son of --- (-[1301/03]).  m secondly ([1301/03]) JEAN des Olères, son of ---. 

c)         GERARD Chabot (-after 1303).  A document dated 1303 records an agreement between “Aroys de Châteaumur dame de Chantemerle et du petit château de Vouvent” and “Jean des Olères et Aénor sa femme” relating to “la justice de la baillie des Olères”, the former holding the latter harmless against claims by “Thibaud, Girard et Sebrand ses enfants[402]

d)         SEBRAND Chabot (-after 1303).  A document dated 1303 records an agreement between “Aroys de Châteaumur dame de Chantemerle et du petit château de Vouvent” and “Jean des Olères et Aénor sa femme” relating to “la justice de la baillie des Olères”, the former holding the latter harmless against claims by “Thibaud, Girard et Sebrand ses enfants[403]

e)         GUILLAUME Chabot (-after [1343]).  Seigneur de Chantemerle: Sandret records that, after the death of Thibaut Chabot (in 1327), “Guillaume Chabot Seigneur de Chantemerle...[son] oncle” was named guardian of his son “Thibaut”, the guardianship lasting for 16 years and being the subject of lengthy legal action[404]

 

 

GERARD [I] Chabot, son of SEBRAND [II] Chabot & his wife Agnes --- ([1207/16]-before Aug 1267).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[405]"Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[406]"Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[407].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted "la terre de Saint Hillaire le Voys" to "Girart Chabotz chevalier mon frère"[408].  Thibaut’s testament, dated "le jour de l’Ascension" 1251, declared “Thibaud son fils et Guillaume de Beaumont son gendre” as guarantors for his debts, and named “Messires Girard et Sebrand Chabot ses frères...” as executors[409].  A charter dated 27 Aug 1254 records an arbitration settlement between the Templars and “Girardum Chabotz et Eustachiam uxorem suam filiam et heredem Radulphi de Rays et Savagie uxoris sue defunctorum” concerning property “in Plesseyo Raphiri[410].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu", such that the Chabot couple would hold all the land of "Morice de Belleville et…Jehanne sa femme, feu", by charter dated Sep 1260[411]

m firstly TIPHAINE de Montfort, daughter of EUDES de Montfort & his wife --- (-before 1246).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated Aug 1267 under which "Eudes de Montfort" confirmed donations to Buzay for the soul of "Théophanie sa fille jadis femme de feu Girard Chabot"[412]

m secondly (before 1246) EUSTACHIE de Rays, daughter of RAOUL [II] Seigneur de Rays & his wife Salvage de la Mothe-Achard (-after Sep 1260).  "Salvagia domina de Resiis et de Mota" noted an agreement between "Girardum Chaboz et Eustachiam filiam meam" and "Gaufridum de Lezigniaco dominum de Sancto Hermete et Almodim eius uxorem" settling a claim for "villam de Pinellis" by charter dated 1246[413].  A charter dated 27 Aug 1254 records an arbitration settlement between the Templars and “Girardum Chabotz et Eustachiam uxorem suam filiam et heredem Radulphi de Rays et Savagie uxoris sue defunctorum” concerning property “in Plesseyo Raphiri[414].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu" by charter dated Sep 1260[415]

Gérard & his second wife had children: 

1.         GERARD [II] Chabot (-1298).  A charter dated Feb 1268 records an agreement between "Jehanne de Poencé fille et hoir feu Jeffroy de Poencé" and "Girart Chabot seigneur de Rays et de Chasteaugontier et Emme sa femme, jadis femme dudit feu Jeffroy" concerning the dower of Emma[416].  Seigneur de Rays: “Girardus Chaboz Radesiarum dominus” confirmed donations to Breuil-Herbaud [Broilarbaut] monastery made by “Radulpho de Machecou quondam domino Radesiarum predecessore nostro” by charter dated 4 Jun 1275[417].  Seigneur de Château-Gonthier, by right of his first wife.  m firstly ([4 May 1263/13 Jun 1265]) as her second husband, EMMA [Anne] de Château-Gonthier, widow of GEOFFROY de Poëncy, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur Château-Gonthier et de Nogent-le-Rotrou & his wife Avoise de Laval (-after Feb 1268).  The date of her marriage is established by the testament of her first husband "Gaufridus de Poenceio", dated 4 May 1263, which names "…Petrum de Poncé militem, Hugonem et Theobaldum de Poencé, fratres meos…" among his executors, and gives "filia mea primogenita…in custodia domini Guidonis de Valle militis"[418].  "Petrus filius Johannis comitis Britanie" granted "castellaniam de Veuz" to "Anne uxori Girardi Chabotz domini Radesiarum, filie primogenite deffuncti Jacobi quondam domini Castri Gonterii et Nogenti Rotrodi" in exchange for "castro…de Nogento Rotrodi" by charter dated 13 Jun 1265[419].  "Emme fille e heir feu James de Cheteau Gontier, femme jadis feu Gefrei de Pouencé" donated "la chastelenie de Veuz" to "Girart Chabot son…espous" by charter dated Jan 1266[420].  A charter dated Feb 1268 records an agreement between "Jehanne de Poencé fille et hoir feu Jeffroy de Poencé" and "Girart Chabot seigneur de Rays et de Chasteaugontier et Emme sa femme, jadis femme dudit feu Jeffroy" concerning the dower of Emma[421].  "Emma domina Castri Gonterii" donated "terciam partem tocius terre mee" to "Girardo Chaboz valleto domino Radesiarum" if "Theobaldi filii mei" died without heirs by charter dated Dec 1268[422].  "Girart Chabotz chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecoul" donated income from "Port Durant à Coiron en Chevecher", previously enjoyed by "Brient Beuf ot en mariaige o…Bellassez jadiz sa femme, seur dud…Girart", to "Jehan de Coché, vallet, sgr de la Benaste et Eustaice sa femme, fille dud…Girart", and to Eustachie "la terre dever feue Anne jadis sa mère" while reserving rights to "Jehan de Beaumont et Jehanne de Pancé sa femme, fille de lad. Anne et seur à lad. Eustaice", by charter dated Mar 1285[423].  The confusion in the different sources between Anne and Emma as the name of the first wife of Gérard [II] Chabot is probably due to transcription errors, as the two names probably appear similar in original manuscripts.  The difficulty is knowing which was her correct name.  m secondly ([21 Nov 1274]) JEANNE de Craon, daughter of MAURICE [IV] Seigneur de Craon & his wife Isabelle de Lusignan (-before 1288).  "Ysabeau dame de Champtocé" granted revenue to "Girart Chaboz…et…Jehanne de Craon fille d’icelle dame" on their marriage by charter dated 21 Nov 1274[424]A charter dated 28 Nov 1274 records the dowry paid by "Maurice son frère" to "Girard Chabot" on his marriage to "Jeanne de Craon"[425]"Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" donated "le tiers de toute nostre terre" to "Girart Chabot cher sgr de Rays et de Machecoul" by charter dated 7 Oct 1284[426].  "Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" consented to the marriage arranged by "nostre…espoux…Girart Chaboz cher sire de Rays et de Machecoul" between "Ysabeau nostre fille o Olivier de Machecoul, vallet" by charter dated 9 Dec 1284[427]m thirdly (before 1289) MARGUERITE des Barres, daughter of JEAN des Barres Seigneur d’Ossory & his second wife Isabelle ---.  "Margarite des Barres, feme…Girart Chaboz chevalier seignor de Rais et de Macheco" donated "la terce partie de tote ma terre" to "mon…seignor…Girart Chaboz chevalier" by charter dated 28 Apr 1289[428]Gérard [II] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         EUSTACHIE Chabot (-after Mar 1285)The marriage contract between "Girardus Chaboz militis domini Radesiarum…Eustachia filia nostra" and "Johanni de Cocheio filio…Oliverii de Machecolio militis domini Benaste" is dated Jan 1276, and included property "terra de Castrogonterii"[429], the latter reference indicating that Eustachie was born from her father’s first marriage.  "Girart Chabotz chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecoul" donated income from "Port Durant à Coiron en Chevecher", previously enjoyed by "Brient Beuf ot en mariaige o…Bellassez jadiz sa femme, seur dud…Girart", to "Jehan de Coché, vallet, sgr de la Benaste et Eustaice sa femme, fille dud…Girart", and to Eustachie "la terre dever feue Anne jadis sa mère" while reserving rights to "Jehan de Beaumont et Jehanne de Pancé sa femme, fille de lad. Anne et seur à lad. Eustaice", by charter dated Mar 1285[430]m (contract Jan 1276) JEAN de Coché, son of OLIVIER de Machecoul & his first wife Marquise [Amicie] de Coché ([1255]-28 Nov 1308, bur Villeneuve). 

Gérard [II] & his second wife had two children: 

b)         GERARD [III] Chabot (-before 22 Jan 1338).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Rays.  Seigneur de Machecoul.  "Girart Chabot chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecou" authorised "Girart Chabot varlet nostre filz ainszné et...Katherine sa fame fille de...Guy seigneur de Laval et de Vitré" to renounce the inheritance from “dou dit...seigneur de Laval et de Vitré et de...bon mémoyre Béatris jadis [sa] famme” by charter dated 6 Jul 1318[431]m (14 Jul 1299) MARIE de Parthenay, daughter of GUILLAUME [VI] l’Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay & his first wife Jeanne de Montfort (-after 6 Oct 1359).  The marriage contract between "Guillaume Larcevesque chevalier seignor de Partenay et de Vovant…Marie nostre fille" and "Girart Chaboz, vallet, seignor de Rays et de Machecoul" is dated "le mardi avant la Sainte Marguerite" 1299[432].  Dame de Saint-Etienne, de Malemort et de la Mothe-Achard.  Judgment was granted 19 Dec 1332 in favour of "Mariam de Partenayo, uxorem Girardi Chabot, nunc militis" against "Hugonem Archiepiscopi fratrem suum…Johanne Archiepiscopi domino de Partenayo fratre et herede dicti Hugonis…deffuncti" relating to the inheritance from "Johanna de Monteforti mater ipsorum"[433].  "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mothe Achard" and "Olivier sgr de Cliczon, cher, sire de Belleville […comme curateur], et Girart de Rays sire de Rays et de Machecoul" agreed division of income from properties by charter dated 14 Mar 1338[434].  A charter dated 8 Oct 1359 records an agreement between "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mote Achart…fille jadis…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay et de…Jehanne de Montfort sa femme" and "Nicholas Sarcier…procureur de…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay…filz…de…Jehan Larcevesque nagueres seigneur de Partenay, frère de ladite madame Marie" relating to her marriage contract with "Girart Chabot deffunt jadis sire de Raix et espoux de ladite madame Marie", which also names her brother "Hugues Larcevesque"[435].  Gerard [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          GERARD [IV] Chabot (-before 15 Sep 1344).  "Girart Chabot chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecou" authorised "Girart Chabot varlet nostre filz ainszné et...Katherine sa fame fille de...Guy seigneur de Laval et de Vitré" to renounce the inheritance from “dou dit...seigneur de Laval et de Vitré et de...bon mémoyre Béatris jadis [sa] famme” by charter dated 6 Jul 1318[436]Baron de Rays [Retz].  Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard, de Falcron, de Saint-Hilaire, de Vaujoux et d’Avrilly.  m (before 6 Jul 1318) CATHERINE de Laval, daughter of GUY [IX] Seigneur de Laval & his wife Beatrix van Gavre.  "Girart Chabot chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecou" authorised "Girart Chabot varlet nostre filz ainszné et...Katherine sa fame fille de...Guy seigneur de Laval et de Vitré" to renounce the inheritance from “dou dit...seigneur de Laval et de Vitré et de...bon mémoyre Béatris jadis [sa] famme” by charter dated 6 Jul 1318[437].  Gerard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GERARD [V] Chabot (-before 1399).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Baron de Retz, Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard.  m PHILIPPA Bertran, daughter of ROBERT Bertrand Seigneur de Briquebec & his wife Marie de Sully (-after 3 Feb 1392).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Gerard [V] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       JEANNE Chabot (-16 Jan 1407).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  The marriage contract between "Guillaume Larcevesque sgr de Parthenay…Jehan Larcevesque son filz aisné" and "damoiselle Jehanne dame de Rays" is dated 8 Jun 1379[438].  A charter dated 18 Aug 1381 granted absolution for the marriage between "Johanne domine Radesiarum" and "Johanne Archiepiscopi militi" for 3o and 4o consanguinity[439].  Dame de Retz.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not been identified.  m firstly ROGER de Beaufort, son of ---.  m secondly (contract 8 Jun 1379, dispensation 18 Aug 1381, annulled) JEAN [III] l’Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME [VII] l’Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay & his wife Jeanne de Mathefelon (-1427).  m thirdly FRANÇOIS de Chauvigné, son of ---.  Baron de Retz. 

(2)       GERARD [VI] Chabot (1344-[1370/3 Nov 1371])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Baron de Retz, Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Sancerre Ctss de Sancerre, daughter of JEAN [III] Comte de Sancerre & his second wife Constance de Saluces (-1419).  The marriage contract between "Johannes comes de Sacrocæsare et…Margarita domina de Meremendia…relicta…domini Girardi quondam domini de Rays" and "dominus Beraldus Dalphini Alverniæ comes Claromontensis dominusque de Mercorio" is dated 27 Jun 1374[440].  She married secondly (Riom 27 Jun 1374) as his third wife, Béraud [II] "le Grand Dauphin" Dauphin d’Auvergne.  A charter dated 5 Mar 1377 records an agreement between "Berault dauphin d’Auvergne conte de Clermont et…Marguerite de Sancerre sa femme" and "madamoiselle Jehanne dame de Rais, heritiere seule…de feu…Girart son frère et mari de lad. Marguerite, et madame Phelippe Bertrande, mère de lad. Marguerite" relating to the dower of Marguerite[441].  She married thirdly Jean [II] dit Lourdin Seigneur de Saligny, and fourthly (1408) as his second wife, Jacques de Montbron Seigneur de Montbron

(b)       JEANNE Chabot .  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the following document: [Her grandson] “Jean de La Suze”, in a document (dated to [1403]) claiming the superiority of his rights “à la succession de Retz” over those of “Guy de Laval seigneur de Blaison”, explained that “Jeanne sœur de Girard Chabot III” and her husband “Jean de Machecoul” had three children “Girard et Louis morts sans enfants et Catherine[442].  Considering her daughter’s marriage dated to “before 8 May 1362”, Jeanne must have been the sister of Gérard [V] Chabot.  m JEAN de Machecoul, son of ---. 

ii)         MARGUERITE Chabot (-1333).  The marriage contract between "Hervé de Leon sire de Noion…Hervé de Leon nostre fiuz esné e principal hayr" and "Girart Chabot syre de Rays e de Marchecoul, chevalers…damaysele Margot fille aud. Girart" is dated 19 Jun 1324[443]m (contract 19 Jun 1324) as his first wife, HERVE de Léon Seigneur de Noyans-sur-Andelle, son of HERVE de Léon Seigneur de Noyon-sur-Andelle & his wife Jeanne de Montmorency (-before 20 May 1349)

c)         ISABELLE Chabot .  The marriage contract between "Girart Chaboz cher sgr de Rays et…Eustace de Vitré dame de Huguetieres…Ysabeau fille de lui et de…Jehanne de Craon sa femme" and "Olivier de Machecoul filz a lad…Eustaice" is dated 7 Jun 1284, and includes an agreement between "Olivier et Jehan de Souché son frère" and provides for "Thomasse fille a lad. madame Eustaice" to become a nun[444].  "Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" consented to the marriage arranged by "nostre…espoux…Girart Chaboz cher sire de Rays et de Machecoul" between "Ysabeau nostre fille o Olivier de Machecoul, vallet" by charter dated 9 Dec 1284[445]m (contract 7 Jun 1284) OLIVIER [II] de Machecoul, son of OLIVIER [I] de Machecoul & his second wife Eustachie de Vitré Dame de Huguetières ([1273]-before 2 Feb 1290). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CHANTEMERLE et de POUZAUGES

 

 

The seigneurie of Chantemerle extended over the parishes of Absie and Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle, in the present day French département of Deux-Sèvres.  Pouzauges is located about 20 kilometres to the north-west in the département Vendée. 

 

 

1.         ACHARIASSeigneur de Pouzauges.  An undated charter records that “Tetbaldus Mischinus”, mortally wounded in battle apud Sanctonas cum Achario de Puzalgiis domino suo”, donated “medietatem decimæ Sancti Germani de Prisciaco” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “Haimerico vicecomite Toarcensi [maybe Aimery [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, so dated to [1055/93] et Achario de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo eam tenebat et Mauricio filio ipsius Acharii[446]m ---.  The name of Acharias’s wife is not known.  Acharias & his wife had one child: 

a)         MAURICE (-after 1099).  An undated charter records that “Tetbaldus Mischinus”, mortally wounded in battle apud Sanctonas cum Achario de Puzalgiis domino suo”, donated “medietatem decimæ Sancti Germani de Prisciaco” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “Haimerico vicecomite Toarcensi [maybe Aimery [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, so dated to [1055/93] et Achario de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo eam tenebat et Mauricio filio ipsius Acharii[447]Seigneur de Pouzauges.  “Gilduinus vicarius” donated “tertiam partem vicariæ Segorniaci et dimidiam bordariam terræ apud Tiroicum” to Marmoutiers on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Gausfredo fratre eius...cognominatur Guerricus” and with the authorisation of “Mauricio domino Podalgiarum de cujus feuo errant”, by charter dated 1099[448].  The same undated charter noted above records that much later (“postea vero, transacto multo tempore”) “Loholdus filius Ulgardis nepos...Tetbaldi Mischini” reclaimed the property, the dispute being settled in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo decima erat et Petrus filius eius...”, while even later (“porro”) after the death of “Loholdo” the same property was claimed by “fratres eius Willelmus et Gausfredus” and another settlement agreed in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis et Petrus filius eius” and with the consent of “sorores eorum Nubilia et Belota, filii quoque Nubilie Guillelmus et Gausfredus” in the presence of “Beringerius li Raherens maritus Nubilie...[449]m ---.  The name of Maurice’s wife is not known.  Maurice & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE [I] .  The same undated charter noted above records that much later (“postea vero, transacto multo tempore”) “Loholdus filius Ulgardis nepos...Tetbaldi Mischini” reclaimed the property, the dispute being settled in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo decima erat et Petrus filius eius...”, while even later (“porro”) after the death of “Loholdo” the same property was claimed by “fratres eius Willelmus et Gausfredus” and another settlement agreed in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis et Petrus filius eius[450]

 

 

Three brothers, the primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  The transmission of the name Maurice into the family shown below suggests that Pierre [II] may have been the same person as Pierre [I]. 

 

1.         PIERRE [II] de Pareds [Aupareds] (-[after 1139]).  "Petrus del Peires", on his death, confirmed the donation to Absie made by "Petri Canavini", with the consent of "Petrus filius eius osculando patre suo", by undated charter[451].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[452].  [“...Petri Alpetzensis” subscribed the charter dated 1139 under which "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[453].  It is uncertain whether this document names Pierre [I] or Pierre [II], although as other documents consistently name the latter “Mesquin” the former maybe the more likely possibility.]  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE [III] “Mesquin” [de Pareds] .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[454]Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[455]"Petrus del Peires", on his death, confirmed the donation to Absie made by "Petri Canavini", with the consent of "Petrus filius eius osculando patre suo", by undated charter[456].  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[457].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "Mauritius frater eius", by undated charter[458]m GALIENA, daughter of ---.  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[459].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[460].  Pierre [III] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          AIMERY [I] [de Pareds] [de Chantemerle] (-Dax after [1180])Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[461]After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[462]

-         see below

ii)         PIERRE [IV] .  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[463].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[464]

iii)        GUILLAUME [I] .  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[465]

iv)       HENRI .  "Aimericus de Chantamerle et fratres eius Petrus et Guido" donated their part "in molendino Chabirant" to Absie, and "Henricus filius Petri Meschini" donated “boscum” which “frater eius Aimericus de Cantamerula” had donated[466].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[467]

b)         MAURICE"Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[468].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "Mauritius frater eius", by undated charter[469].  "Petrus Meschinus" donated property to Absie, for the soul of "fratris sui Moricii", by undated charter[470]

2.         ISDERNE .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter, and “Iterum Hisdernus, post obitum fratris mei” donated property on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Goffrido fratre meo[471]

3.         GEOFFROY .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter, and “Iterum Hisdernus, post obitum fratris mei” donated property on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Goffrido fratre meo[472].   

 

 

AIMERY [I] [de Pareds] [de Chantemerle], son of PIERRE [III] “Mesquin” de Pareds & his wife Galiena --- (-Dax after [1180])Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[473]After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[474].  "Aimericus de Chantamerle et fratres eius Petrus et Guido" donated their part "in molendino Chabirant" to Absie, and "Henricus filius Petri Meschini" donated “boscum” which “frater eius Aimericus de Cantamerula” had donated[475].  “De laicis: Aimericus de Cante Merle, Petrus Aupereis frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter (probably dated to [1173/80]) under which Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amabilia[476]"Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[477]A charter dated to [1180] records an agreement between the monks of Sigournay and Aimericus de Canta Merula” concerning prandia” which he had claimed[478]"Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[479]

m TIPHAINE, daughter of --- (-after 1190).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[480].  A family relationship with the mother of Guillaume de Mauléon Seigneur de Talmont is suggested by the following document: Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[481]"Guillelmus de Cantamerula et fratres sui et mater eorum Theophania" donated property “in terris de Peloella et in terra Chamaillardi” to Absie, for the soul of “patris sui noviter defuncti”, by undated charter[482]

Aimery [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Chantemerle (-before 1218).  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[483].  "Guillelmus de Cantamerula et fratres sui et mater eorum Theophania" donated property “in terris de Peloella et in terra Chamaillardi” to Absie, for the soul of “patris sui noviter defuncti”, by undated charter[484]Seigneur de Chantemerle"Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[485].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][486]Willelmus de Cantamerle et Maexens uxor mea, filia Petri de Bolio qui fuit fiilus dicti Aimerici” converted Boisgrolland to the Cistercian order by undated charter[487].  “Willelmus de Cantumerula et uxor eius Maxencia” donated “unam balleiam apud Pontem Meteer” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1189[488]"Maxentia filia P. de Bullio" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[489].  Guillaume de Chantemerle confirmed the donations made to Notre-Dame de Pouzauges by "ses oncles Pierre et Henri" by charter dated 1205[490].  "Willelmus de Asperomonte et...Willemus de Cantamerula" confirmed the donation of a vine to Talmont, at the request of “domini Willelmi de Maleone”, for the anniversary of "domini R. de Malleone", by charter dated to [1205][491]Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[492]Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[493]Seigneur de Poiroux.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[494]m (before 1189) MAXENCE de Bueil, daughter of PIERRE de Bueil & his wife --- (-[1204]).  Willelmus de Cantamerle et Maexens uxor mea, filia Petri de Bolio qui fuit fiilus dicti Aimerici” converted Boisgrolland to the Cistercian order by undated charter[495].  “Willelmus de Cantumerula et uxor eius Maxencia” donated “unam balleiam apud Pontem Meteer” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1189[496]"Maxentia filia P. de Bullio", on her deathbed (“cum in ultima egritudine posita essem”), donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[497]Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[498].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [ERMENGARDE de Chantemerle (-[1224/25]).  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[499].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[500]Beauchet-Fillau takes a different view of her parentage, suggesting that her husband Guillaume d’Aspremont married firstly “Berthe que l’on croit fille de Pierre de Bouil” (who would have been the sister of Maxence de Bueil, wife of Guillaume [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle) from whom “il devint sgr de Rié[501].  He cites no primary source which supports his position, which is difficult to understand on the basis of the primary sources currently consulted: firstly, no sources in which Maxence de Bueil is named hint that she had a sister and co-heiress, and secondly the charter quoted above indicates clearly that the property of Guillaume de Chantemerle belonged after his death to Guillaume d’Aspremont and uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, indicating Ermengarde’s direct right to inherit.  Until further evidence comes to light, it appears reasonable to suppose that Ermengarde was the daughter of Guillaume de Chantemerle and Maxence de Bueil.  Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” implanted more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[502]m (before 1204) [as his first wife,] GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont, son of --- d’Aspremont & his wife Rivalie d’Aizenay (-[1229/38]).] 

2.         PIERRE [VI] de Pareds (-after 1204).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[503].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][504].  "Maxentia filia P. de Bullio" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[505].  Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[506]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [VI] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [BELLASSEZ [de Pareds] ([-after 17 Aug 1228]).  Beauchet-Fillau says that Bellassez was the daughter of Pierre [VI] de Pareds[507], although another section of the same source records that Géraud Vicomte de Brosse married "Belle-Assez de Chantemerle, veuve de Savary de Mauléon, fille de Guillaume seigneur de Pouzauges et de Maxence de Beuil", adding that the couple was childless "croyons-nous" (no primary sources cited)[508].  As noted above, primary sources indicate that Ermengarde was the heiress Guillaume de Chantemerle and his wife Maxence de Bueil.  If Bellassez had been their daughter, it is likely that she would have been named in sources as such.  The primary source which confirms Belleassez’s parentage has not been identified, although it is suggested by the charter dated 1221 under which Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon for the souls of [her supposed father and paternal uncle] "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo"[509].  The estimated marraige date of Bellassez’s supposed first cousin Ermengarde suggests that Bellassez may have been of a similar age and therefore could have been the unnamed wife of Savary who is referred to in 1205/06, and therefore the mother of his three daughters.  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[510].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[511].  "Savaricus de Maloleone" donated property "in duabus villis...Freignes" to Absie for anniversaries, with the consent of "Belle Satis uxoris mee", by charter dated 28 Jun 1212[512].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[513]Dame de Pouzauges.  A vidimus dated 1357 quotes a charter dated 1227 under which "Bellesatis domina Pouzaugiarum" donated property held by "Giraudo Goscelini"[514].  The absence of any husband suggests that she issued this charter after she was repudiated by Savary de Mauléon and before her second marriage.  [As noted above, her second marriage is indicated by Beauchet-Fillau.  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the wife of Savary de Mauléon with the second wife of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse has not been identified, although her unusual name is indicative that this second marriage may be correct.  If it is right, the chronology indicates that she could not have been Savary’s widow when she remarried, as stated by Beauchet-Fillau.  Savary must therefore have repudiated her, presumably because she had failed to produce a male heir.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[515].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[516].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[517].]  m [firstly] (before [Apr/May] 1205, [repudiated after 1221]) as his first wife, SAVARY de Mauléon, son of RAOUL de Mauléon Seigneur de Talmont & his wife Alix --- (-29 Jul 1231).  [m secondly (before 5 Dec 1227) [as his second wife,] GERARD Vicomte de Brosse, son of --- de Brosse & his wife Agathe de Preuilly (before [1180/84]-after 21 Jul 1239).] 

3.         MAURICE de Pareds (-after [1195]).  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][518]

4.         GEOFFROY de Pareds (-after [1195]).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[519].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][520]

5.         AIMERY .  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[521]

6.         daughter .  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[522]m PIERRE d’Aspremont, son of ---. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTELAILLON

 

 

Châtelaillon, now called Châtelaillon-Plage, is located on the coast of the Aunis and Saintonge areas, in what is today the French département of Charentes-Maritimes, due south of La Rochelle. 

 

 

Four brothers, whose parents have not yet been identified. 

1.         MANASSES (-after [998]).  "Manasses" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Ygrandise prope villam…Varenas" to St Cyprien by charter dated [998] which names "fratris mei Gozcelmi"[523]

2.         GAUSELM (-after [998]).  "Manasses" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Ygrandise prope villam…Varenas" to St Cyprien by charter dated [998] which names "fratris mei Gozcelmi"[524]

3.         ISEMBART [I] (-[1001/02] or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m TEUTBERGA, daughter of --- (-after [1022]).  "Isembertus…ecclesie Pictavensis episcopus" donated property "in pago Pictavo in condita Calviniacensis castelli…Alliacus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "matris mee Teotberge, fratrum nostrorum…Manasse vicecomitis et Sendebaldi" by charter dated [1022][525].  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "Isemberti pontificis Pictavorum…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[526].  Isembart [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         MANASSES (-before [1070], bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[527]m AMELIE, daughter of --- (-before [1070], bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [1070] under which [her son] "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property to St. Cyprien "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt"[528].  Manassès & his wife had two children: 

i)          ISEMBART (-1086, bur Poitiers St Cyprien)Bishop of Poitiers .  "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt" to St Cyprien with the consent of "uxore Sendebaldi…Agnes et filiis filiabus eorum…Ramnulfus, Isembartus, Gauscelmus et Aimericus, Petrus, Gislebertus, Aigles, Eustachia sorores eorum" by charter dated [1070] subscribed by "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici fratris sui"[529]

ii)         SENDEBAUD .  "Isemberti episcopi, Sendebaldi fratris sui" subscribed a charter dated 1030 or 1031 under which "Raingardis" donated property "in pago Pictavo et in vicaria Ygrandinse in villa…Targiacus" to St Cyprien[530]

b)         ISEMBART [II] (-[1022/27] or after).  "Isembertus…ecclesie Pictavensis episcopus" donated property "in pago Pictavo in condita Calviniacensis castelli…Alliacus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "matris mee Teotberge, fratrum nostrorum…Manasse vicecomitis et Sendebaldi" by charter dated [1022][531].  The dating clause of a charter dated [1020/31] confirming a donation to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur refers to "in tempore Isemberti episcopi Pictavis, nepotis Gisleberti episcopi"[532].  "Isembertus…Pictavensis ecclesie episcopus" donated property "in convalle castri sui Calviniaci" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/27] subscribed by "Manassei fratris eius et Sendebaldi, Gisleberti Regis, Isemberti nepotis episcopi"[533]

c)         SENDEBAUD (-after 1030, bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[534].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1070] under which [her son] "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property to St. Cyprien "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt"[535]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after [1070]).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Sendebaud & his wife had eight children: 

i)          RAMNULF (-after [1085]).  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[536].  "Ramnulfus de Rocafort, Isembertus, Petrus fratres filii Sendebaudi" donated property to St Cyprien with the consent of "Isembetus episcopus avunculus eorum" by charter dated [1085][537]

ii)         ISEMBART [III] de Châtelaillon .  "Rorgo et Tetbaldus frater meus" donated property "villa…Alliacum in territorio Calviniaci castri situm" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1090] subscribed by "Isemberti Sennebaudi et fratris suis Petri"[538]

-         see below

iii)        GAUSELM (-[1070/80]).  "Nos fratres filii Sendebaldi, Ramnulfus, Isembertus, Petrus, Gislebertus" donated property "pro animabus fratrem nostrorum Gauscelmi, Aimerici" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1080][539]

iv)       AIMERY (-[1070/80]).  "Nos fratres filii Sendebaldi, Ramnulfus, Isembertus, Petrus, Gislebertus" donated property "pro animabus fratrem nostrorum Gauscelmi, Aimerici" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1080][540]

v)        PIERRE .  "Rorgo et Tetbaldus frater meus" donated property "villa…Alliacum in territorio Calviniaci castri situm" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1090] subscribed by "Isemberti Sennebaudi et fratris suis Petri"[541]

vi)       GISLEBERT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

vii)      AIGLES .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

viii)     EUSTACHIE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         GISLEBERT .  "Oda simul cum filia mea similiter Oda cum nepote mea Gaufredo clerico et alio nepote Dacbranno" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Gisleberti episcopi, Isemberti archidiaconi nepoti sui, Petroni archidiaconi consanguinei sui"[542]

 

 

1.         EBLES de Châtelaillon (-after 1047).  "...Emblonis de Castello Allonis..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[543]

 

 

The 10 Feb 1152 charter quoted below indicates that Ebles de Mauléon and Geoffroy de Rochefort “consanguinei” were “de genere et familia ipsius Isamberti”, referring to Isembart [IV] who is named below.  The same charter suggests that they inherited rights to Châtelaillon after Isembart died.  The family relationships between these three individuals, and the precise path by which the seigneurie of Châtelaillon was inherited after the death of Isembart [IV], have not been ascertained. 

 

ISEMBART [III] de Châtelaillon, son of SENDEBAUD de Châtelaillon & his wife Agnes --- .  "Rorgo et Tetbaldus frater meus" donated property "villa…Alliacum in territorio Calviniaci castri situm" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1090] subscribed by "Isemberti Sennebaudi et fratris suis Petri"[544]

m ---.  The name of Isembart's wife is not known. 

Isembart [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         EBLES de Châtelaillon (-after 18 Sep [1096]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  An undated charter records the donation by "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa…propinquo suo Aloiensi Ebalo" and the confirmation after his death by "Isembertus filius eius"[545].  Presumably "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa" was Emma de Blois, wife of Guillaume IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine, but no family relationship has yet been traced between her and Ebles de Châtelaillon.  "Eblo de Castello Allionis...et uxor sua Yveta" donated “eclesiam de Vuoltron” to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1081][546]Seigneur de Châtelaillon.  A charter dated 1086 (after 24 Sep) records claims by "Ebulone domino castri Allionis" against Saint-Maixent concerning "mariscus…qui cingit plurimam partem terre Fontis de Lois"[547].  A charter dated to [1092] records the consent given by "Ebluo et [Ivita] uxor sua amborumque filius Isembertus" to a donation “apud Vultron” to Saint-Jean d’Angély[548].  A charter dated 18 Sep [1096] records the settlement of disputes between Vendôme La Trinité and “Eblo de Castro-Allionis...et uxor sua Jueta”, with the consent of “eorum filius et filia Willelmus Bertrannus et Marguarita[549]m JULITA, daughter of ---.  "Eblo de Castello Allionis...et uxor sua Yveta" donated “eclesiam de Vuoltron” to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1081][550].  A charter dated to [1092] records the consent given by "Ebluo et [Ivita] uxor sua amborumque filius Isembertus" to a donation “apud Vultron” to Saint-Jean d’Angély[551].  A charter dated 18 Sep [1096] records the settlement of disputes between Vendôme La Trinité and “Eblo de Castro-Allionis...et uxor sua Jueta”, with the consent of “eorum filius et filia Willelmus Bertrannus et Marguarita[552].  "Domna Yveta de Castello Alone et filiis suis Ysemberto atque Vuillelmo" renounced rights in certain customs “in Yvia...apud Aitreiam...apud Yltronum et in loco Agolinensi” in favour of Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1105][553].  "Julite matris eius…Aelina" subscribed the charter dated 1114 under which "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent[554].  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély[555].  If the death of Isembart de Châtelaillon is correctly dated to “1127 or after” as noted below, the original donation recorded in this charter took place many years before the charter’s date.  Ebles & his wife had four children:

a)         ISEMBART [IV] de Châtelaillon ([1085/90]-after 1127).  A charter dated to [1092] records the consent given by "Ebluo et [Ivita] uxor sua amborumque filius Isembertus" to a donation “apud Vultron” to Saint-Jean d’Angély[556].  An undated charter records the donation by "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa…propinquo suo Aloiensi Ebalo" and the confirmation after his death by "Isembertus filius eius"[557].  "Domna Yveta de Castello Alone et filiis suis Ysemberto atque Vuillelmo" renounced rights in certain customs “in Yvia...apud Aitreiam...apud Yltronum et in loco Agolinensi” in favour of Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1105][558].  The presence of their mother in this charter suggests that Isembart and Guillaume were still minors at the time.  "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent on the advice of "matre mee et uxoris virorumque meorum" by charter dated 1114, subscribed by "Julite matris eius…Aelina"[559]Seigneur de Châtelaillon.  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély[560].  If Isembart’s death is correctly dated above, the original donation recorded in this charter took place many years before the charter’s date.  "Ysembertum de Castro Allione" confirmed donations made to Saint-Jean d’Angély by “antecessores sui” by charter dated 1127[561].  A charter dated 10 Feb 1152 records that “duo viri consanguinei Elbo de Maloleone et Gaufridus de Rupeforti...de genere et familia ipsius Isamberti” invaded “pago Alniensi” and captured “castrum Julii supra marie positum”, which had been held by “dominus Isambertus”, but were persuaded to found the church of Saint-Bartholomé[562]m AGELINA, daughter of ---.  "Julite matris eius…Aelina" subscribed the charter dated 1114 under which "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent[563], "Aelina" presumably being Isembart's wife.  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély[564].  If the death of Isembart de Châtelaillon is correctly dated to “1127 or after” as noted above, the original donation recorded in this charter took place many years before the charter’s date. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Châtelaillon (-after [1105]).  A charter dated 18 Sep [1096] records the settlement of disputes between Vendôme La Trinité and “Eblo de Castro-Allionis...et uxor sua Jueta”, with the consent of “eorum filius et filia Willelmus Bertrannus et Marguarita[565].  "Domna Yveta de Castello Alone et filiis suis Ysemberto atque Vuillelmo" renounced rights in certain customs “in Yvia...apud Aitreiam...apud Yltronum et in loco Agolinensi” in favour of Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1105][566].  The presence of their mother in this charter suggests that Isembart and Guillaume were still minors at the time. 

c)         BERTRAND de Châtelaillon .  A charter dated 18 Sep [1096] records the settlement of disputes between Vendôme La Trinité and “Eblo de Castro-Allionis...et uxor sua Jueta”, with the consent of “eorum filius et filia Willelmus Bertrannus et Marguarita[567]

d)         MARGUERITE de Châtelaillon .  A charter dated 18 Sep [1096] records the settlement of disputes between Vendôme La Trinité and “Eblo de Castro-Allionis...et uxor sua Jueta”, with the consent of “eorum filius et filia Willelmus Bertrannus et Marguarita[568]

2.         ORENGARDE de Châtelaillon (-after 1080)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the dating clause of a charter dated 21 Jan "1070" (redated to 1076) which records this as the date of the marriage of "comes Fulco" and "Aurengarde, filia Isemberti de Castello Allione"[569].  Comte Foulque "Rechin" donated property to Saint-Nicolas d’Angers, for the salvation of "sa femme Orengarde", by charter dated 17 May 1076[570].  She became a nun after her divorce.  m (21 Jan 1076, divorced 1080) as his third wife, FOULQUES IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY [II] Comte de Gâtinais, Seigneur de Château-Landon & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (1043-14 Apr 1109)

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de LA ROCHE-sur-YON

 

 

1.         BERNARD (-after 1111).  Seigneur de la Roche-sur-YonBernardum de Rocha” donated the church of Saint-Leonius to Marmoutier, and “Haimericus filius Joscelini de Rocha” made donations, with the consent of “eiusdem Bernardi et Haimerici conjugibus Frohulina et Hilaria”, by undated charter[571].  Martène and Chevalier date this donation to 1092[572]...Bernardus de Roca...” subscribed the charter dated 7 Dec 1099 under which “Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes” confirmed donations to Saint-Florent[573]Bernardum de Rocha dominus” donated property to Saint-Leonius, with the consent of “Willelmum filium suum”, by charter dated 1111[574]m FROHULINE, daughter of ---.  Bernardum de Rocha” donated the church of Saint-Leonius to Marmoutier, and “Haimericus filius Joscelini de Rocha” made donations, with the consent of “eiusdem Bernardi et Haimerici conjugibus Frohulina et Hilaria”, by undated charter[575].  Bernard & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUMEBernardum de Rocha dominus” donated property to Saint-Leonius, with the consent of “Willelmum filium suum”, by charter dated 1111[576]

 

2.         HUGUESSeigneur de la Roche-sur-YonHugo dominus Roche” donated property “terræ mansuram...Seenberteria” to Marmoutier, witnessed after his death by “uxor Troblelanda...”, later confirmed by “successores sui Radulfus de Machecollio et Willelmus Talevat”, by undated charter[577]m TROBLELANDE, daughter of ---.  Hugo dominus Roche” donated property “terræ mansuram...Seenberteria” to Marmoutier, witnessed after his death by “uxor Troblelanda...”, by undated charter[578]

 

 

Two siblings, parents not identified.  Guillaume Talevat and his brother-in-law Raoul [I] Seigneur de Rays et de Machecoul were successors of Hugues Seigneur de la Roche-sur-Yon as confirmed by the charter quoted below.  The precise route by which they inherited the property has not been ascertained.  If Guillaume Talevat was descended from Hugues, it is unclear why his sister would have shared the inheritance.   

 

1.         GUILLAUME TalevatHugo dominus Roche” donated property “terræ mansuram...Seenberteria” to Marmoutier, witnessed after his death by “uxor Troblelanda...”, later confirmed by “successores sui Radulfus de Machecollio et Willelmus Talevat”, by undated charter[579]

2.         MARIE Talevat (-20 Mar ----)Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the following document: [her son] Bernard de Machecoul confirmed donations to Geneston made by “pater meus et Maria mater mea et Willelmus Talevaz avunculus meus” by undated charter, confirmed by [her grandson] Olivier de Machecoul by charter dated Feb 1270[580].  The necrology of Geneston records the death “XII Kal Apr” of “Maria mater Bernardi de Machecolio[581]m RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Rays et de Machecoul, son of GARSIRE [II] Seigneur de Rays et de Machecoul & his wife Beatrix --- (-19 Mar [1161/82]).  Hugo dominus Roche” donated property “terræ mansuram...Seenberteria” to Marmoutier, witnessed after his death by “uxor Troblelanda...”, later confirmed by “successores sui Radulfus de Machecollio et Willelmus Talevat”, by undated charter[582]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  Assuming that “la Roche” was La Roche-sur-Yon, they were presumaby related to Guillaume Talevat who is named above.  The reason why Guillaume shown below inherited the seigneurie de Machecoul (see the document BRITTANT, NANTES, PORHOËT, RENNES) has not been ascertained. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de la Roche (-after 1208).  Seigneur de Machecoul.  “Willaume de la Roche chevalier sire de Machegouz”, with the consent of “Sebile ma femme et de Letice ma fille et de Gardrat mon frère”, of the donation made to the Templars at La Rochelle by “Willaume de Tornay chevaler mis homs” by charter dated 1208[583]m SIBYLLE, daughter of --- (-after 1208).  “Willaume de la Roche chevalier sire de Machegouz”, with the consent of “Sebile ma femme et de Letice ma fille et de Gardrat mon frère”, of the donation made to the Templars at La Rochelle by “Willaume de Tornay chevaler mis homs” by charter dated 1208[584].  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         LETICE de la Roche .  “Willaume de la Roche chevalier sire de Machegouz”, with the consent of “Sebile ma femme et de Letice ma fille et de Gardrat mon frère”, of the donation made to the Templars at La Rochelle by “Willaume de Tornay chevaler mis homs” by charter dated 1208[585]

2.         GARDRAT (-after 1208).  “Willaume de la Roche chevalier sire de Machegouz”, with the consent of “Sebile ma femme et de Letice ma fille et de Gardrat mon frère”, of the donation made to the Templars at La Rochelle by “Willaume de Tornay chevaler mis homs” by charter dated 1208[586]

 

 

 

H.      VICOMTES de MAILLEZAIS

 

 

Maillezais is situated in the arrondissement of Fontenay-le-Comte, in the present-day French département of Vendée. 

 

 

1.         RANULFThe Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Rotbertum, legis doctum et cum eo Rannulfum, quam fecit vicecomitem" were sent "in Martiliaco"[587]m ---.  The name of Ranulf's wife is not known.  Ranulf & his wife had three children: 

a)         LAMBERT (-killed in battle 10 Apr [918 or 921]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[588].  Vicomte d'Angoulême.  Vicomte de MaillezaisThe Annales Engolismenses record that "Lanbertus vicecomes Engolismensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were slaughtered by the sword "IV Id Apr"[589]The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[590]

b)         ARNAUD (-killed in battle 10 Apr [918 or 921]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[591]The Annales Engolismenses record that "Lanbertus vicecomes Engolismensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were slaughtered by the sword "IV Id Apr"[592]The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[593]

c)         ODALRIC (-after [945]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[594]Adémar records that, after the death of "Lanbertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnulfus frater eius" in 921, "Willelmus Sector-Ferri" restored their honours to "Odolrici fratri eorum qui minor natu erat"[595].  "Odolricus vicecomes" was one of the witnesses of the testament of Guillaume II "Sector-Ferri" Comte d'Angoulême (who died in [945])[596]m ---.  The name of Odalric's wife is not known.  Odalric & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[597].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers.  Vicomte de Maillezais

ii)         ODALRIC .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[598].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers. 

iii)        ALDUIN .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[599].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers. 

 

 

1.         ODALRIC (-after 3 Aug 1016).  Vicomte.  "…Cadilonis vicecomitis, Odolrici vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[600].  It is not known whether Odalric was descended from the vicomtes de Maillezais, although his name suggests a family connection. 

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de MAULEON

 

 

Mauléon is situated in the arrondissement of Bressuire, in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres. 

 

 

Brother and sister, parents not known:

 

1.         RAOUL de Mauléon (-after 7 Dec 1099).  Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Radulphus de Malo Leone avunculus prefati Herberti vicecomitis[601] 

2.         ORENGARDE de Mauléon (-after 1069).  Her family origin is confirmed by the  undated charter under which [her son] Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Radulphus de Malo Leone avunculus prefati Herberti vicecomitis[602] A charter dated 1069 relates to the foundation of Chaise-le-Vicomte by "Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes" and names "uxor ipius vicecomitis Orengardis"[603]m as his first wife, AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, son of GEOFFROY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Eléonore --- ([1020/25]-murdered 1093, bur Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Chaise). 

 

 

Two siblings, parents not known: 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  "Gofredus de Malleone" donated property "Reenterii" to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of "Chadalone nepote suo", by charter dated to [1120][604]same person as...?  GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  A charter dated to [1092/1115] records dispute between Talmont abbey and "Gaufridus de Malo Leone, nepos Kadelonis" over donations made for the soul of "domini Kadelonis avunculi sui"[605]

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

a)         CADELON .  "Gofredus de Malleone" donated property "Reenterii" to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of "Chadalone nepote suo", by charter dated to [1120][606]

 

 

Three siblings, parents not identified.  A family relationship between Ebles de Mauléon and both Geoffroy [III] de Rochefort and Isembard de Châtelaillon is indicated by the 10 Feb 1152 charter quoted below.  The precise connections have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         EBLES de Mauléon (-after [1160/70]).  The dating clause of a charter dated 1145 refers to "Eblone…de Malo Leone Talemondensi patria dominante"[607].  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][608].  “Eblo de Maloleone et Radulfus frater eius, et Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulfus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which “Alienor…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum” confirmed donations to the new monastery at Poitiers[609].  A charter dated 10 Feb 1152 records that “duo viri consanguinei Elbo de Maloleone et Gaufridus de Rupeforti...de genere et familia ipsius Isamberti” invaded “pago Alniensi” and captured “castrum Julii supra marie positum”, which had been held by “dominus Isambertus”, but were persuaded to found the church of Saint-Bartholomé[610].  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[611]Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][612]m EUSTACHIE, daughter of ---.  Heustacia uxor Heblonis Mali Leonis” donated property the monks of “Brollii Gollandi”, by undated charter[613].  Loquet indicates that Eustachie was the daughter of Guillaume de Lezay Seigneur de Talmont, which latter property she brought to her husband, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[614].  A family connection with Guillaume de Chantemerle is suggested by the following document: [her son] Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[615][An alternative possible marriage is suggested: m ALIX du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of HUGUES du Puy-du-Fou & his first wife Tiphaine de Craon.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Alipsa…Hugonis de Podio-fagi filia" as wife of "Ebles de Malo-leone", and their children "Radulfum…atque Savaricum"[616].  The difficulties associated with the fabrication of all or parts of the reconstruction of the Puy-du-Fou family are discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, including the possibility that this fragmentary chronicle formed part of the fabrication.  Her parentage and marriage has not yet been corroborated by another primary source.  The accuracy of this information cannot therefore be assessed.  The source in which Eustachie, known wife of Ebles, is named does not indicate that she was the mother of Ebles’s children.  The possibility of another marriage cannot therefore be excluded.]  Ebles & his wife had two children: 

a)         RAOUL de Mauléon (-before [1212])Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][617].  Seigneur de Talmont.  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[618]

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME de Lezay [de Mauléon] (-27 Feb 1214)Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][619].  Seigneur de Talmont: King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[620]Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[621].  “Willelmus de Malo Leone tunc temporis dominus de terra Roche” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “domini Bernardi de Machecou qui terram illam cum filia sua mihi dedit et...Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[622].  "Willelmus de Malo Leone dominus Talemondi" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1205][623].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Guillaumes de Maulyon li oncles Savari…sires…de Maulyon et de Chalemont" among those who besieged Savary de Mauléon at "el castiel de Niors", dated to [1205/07] from the context[624].  A charter of Philippe II King of France dated 1207 records that "Wilelmus de Maloleone" granted "preposituram et senescallium Fonteniaci" to "Gerardo de Perata militi"[625]Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[626]Willelmus de Malo Leone” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, in restitution of damage caused “tempore quo guerra fuit inter me et Aimericum vicecomitem Thoarcensem”, with the consent of “Savaricus de Malo Leone nepos meus”, by charter dated Jan 1209[627]"Dominus Willelmus de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1210][628].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[629].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 27 Feb of "Guillelmus princeps"[630].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][631]m firstly (-before 1201).  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s first wife has not been identified.  m secondly ([1201/08]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Machecoul Dame de la Roche-sur-Yon, daughter of BERNARD Seigneur de Machecoul & his wife Eléonore de Tonnay (-1235, bur Fontenelles).  Willelmus de Malo Leone tunc temporis dominus de terra Roche” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “domini Bernardi de Machecou qui terram illam cum filia sua mihi dedit et...Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[632]Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[633].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[634].  "Beatrix domina de Rupe super Oionem" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "domini Guillelmi de Malleone sponsi mei nuper defuncti", by charter dated Mar 1214[635].  She married secondly (1214) Aimery [VIII] de Thouars.  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by an order dated 17 Jun 1215 under which King John granted "terris que fuerunt predicti Radulfi" to "Eymico Beket" on his marriage with "filia Radulfi Macheko quem genuit ex sorore Sauar de Malo Leon", noting that "soror ipsius Rad quem Eymicus fil Vic Thoarc" married is "propinquior heres…eiusdem Radulfi", dated 17 Jun 1215[636]"Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco, eiusdem castri de Macheco et Lucionio domina" and "Aimericus dominus de Machecollo et de Lucionio" issued charters dated 1217[637]"Beatrix domina de Machecoul et de Lucionio…in extrema voluntate posita" donated property to the abbey of Fontenelles by charter dated 1235[638].  Guillaume & his second wife had one child: 

i)          EBLES (-[before 1212]).  Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[639].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][640].  It is not certain that the text of this charter indicates that Ebles was deceased at the time: the word "quondam", applied to "R. de Malleone", is not used in the case of Ebles. 

2.         SAVARY de Mauléon (-before 1155, bur Absie).  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[641].  His place of burial is confirmed by the undated charter of his son Savary (see below).  m ---.  The name of Savary’s wife is not known.  Savary & his wife had two children: 

a)         SAVARY .  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][642].  "Savaricus de Mauleone" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the soul of “patris mei Savarici apud Absiam sepulti”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Eblone de Mauleone...[643].  "Mirabilis viduata à coniuge meo Radulfo" donated property “in manu domini Eblonis...in Martreio” to Absie, by undated charter, witnessed by “Savaricus de Mauleone...[644]

b)         AIMERY .  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][645]

3.         RAOUL de Mauléon (-[1152/55]).  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][646].  “Eblo de Maloleone et Radulfus frater eius, et Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulfus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which “Alienor…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum” confirmed donations to the new monastery at Poitiers[647].  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[648]

 

 

1.         GERAUD (-after [1185]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  "Domnus Giraudus de Thalemondo" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1185][649]

 

 

RAOUL de Mauléon, son of EBLES de Mauléon & his wife Eustachie --- (-before [1212])Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][650].  Seigneur de Talmont.  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[651].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][652].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 17 Feb of "Radulphus princeps"[653]

m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 19 Jun 1206).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 which records the donation to Talmont by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[654].  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[655].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[656]

Raoul & his wife had three children: 

1.         SAVARY de Mauléon (-29 Jul 1231).  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[657].  Ralph of Coggeshall records that "…Gaufridum de Lucinan et Hugonem Brunum et Andream de Caveni et vicecomitem de Castro-Eraldi et Reimundum Tuarz et Savarium de Mauleun et Hugonem Baugii" were captured, together with "Arturum nepotem nostrum" [Arthur Duke of Brittany] after they rebelled and attempted to capture "castellum de Mirabel" where "regina Alienor avia Arturi" was living, dated to 1202[658].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that King John sent "Savari de Maulyon" to England where he was imprisoned at "el castiel de Corf", dated to after 1203 from the context, adding in a later passage that he escaped after killing his guards and returned "en Poitau" where he was granted "le castiel de Nyors" by the king of France[659]Willelmus de Malo Leone” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, in restitution of damage caused “tempore quo guerra fuit inter me et Aimericum vicecomitem Thoarcensem”, with the consent of “Savaricus de Malo Leone nepos meus”, by charter dated Jan 1209[660]"Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[661].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone, Talemondi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "domini Willelmu de Malo Leone avunculi mei", by charter dated 1216[662]Savaricus de Malo Leone dominus Thalemundi” donated “censuales...ad turrem Cursonii...de domo sua de Fredueria apud Cursonium” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1218, witnessed by “Willelmo de Aspero Monte domino de Perusio...militibus...[663]"Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[664]Savaricus de Malo Leone Thalemundi dominus...Jerosolimam profisci” donated property to Fontaine, for the souls of “Willelmi de Malo Leone avunculi mei”, by charter dated Jul 1218[665]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “...comes Renoldus de Cestra cum Savarico de Malleone” among those who set out on crusade in 1219 and fought “ante Damietam[666].  Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[667].  "S. de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated 1223[668].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 29 Jul of "Savaricus princeps"[669]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1233 that King Louis IX acquired “terram de Mallione” after the death that year of “Saverico[670].  The year specified by Alberic appears incorrect in light of the letter dated 27 Nov 1231 under which Pope Gregory IX forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[671]m firstly (before [Apr/May] 1205, [repudiated after 1221]) [as her first husband,] BELLASSEZ [de Pareds], daughter of [PIERRE [VI] de Pareds & his wife ---] (-[after 17 Aug 1228]).  Beauchet-Fillau says that Bellassez was the daughter of Pierre [VI] de Pareds[672], although another section of the same source records Géraud Vicomte de Brosse married "Belle-Assez de Chantemerle, veuve de Savary de Mauléon, fille de Guillaume seigneur de Pouzauges et de Maxence de Beuil", adding that the couple was childless "croyons-nous" (no primary sources cited)[673].  As noted in the Chantemerle section, primary sources indicate that Ermengarde was the daughter and heiress of Guillaume de Chantemerle and his wife Maxence de Bueil.  If Bellassez had been another co-heiress, it is likely that she would have been named in these sources.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified, although it is suggested by the charter dated 1221 under which Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon for the souls of [her supposed father and paternal uncle] "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo"[674].  The estimated marraige date of Bellassez’s supposed first cousin Ermengarde suggests that Bellassez may have been of a similar age and therefore could have been the unnamed wife of Savary who is referred to in 1205/06, and therefore the mother of his three daughters.  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[675].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[676].  "Savaricus de Maloleone" donated property "in duabus villis...Freignes" to Absie for anniversaries, with the consent of "Belle Satis uxoris mee", by charter dated 28 Jun 1212[677].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[678].  A vidimus dated 1357 quotes a charter dated 1227 under which "Bellesatis domina Pouzaugiarum" donated property held by "Giraudo Goscelini"[679].  The absence of any husband suggests that she issued this charter after she was repudiated by Savary de Mauléon and before her second marriage.  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the wife of Savary de Mauléon with the second wife of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse has not been identified, although her unusual name is indicative that this second marriage may be correct.  If Bellassez’s second marriage is correct, the chronology indicates that she could not have been Savary’s widow when she remarried.  Savary must therefore have repudiated her, presumably because she had failed to produce a male heir.  [She married secondly (before 5 Dec 1227) [as his second wife,] Gérard Vicomte de Brosse.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[680].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[681].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[682].]  m secondly ([Apr 1227]) AMABLE du Bois, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1253).  “Savaricus de Malo Leone” donated property to possible heirs born to “domina Amabilis de Bosco“ by charter dated 1226[683]By charter dated Apr 1227, Savaricus de Mallo Leone” notified his marriage to “domina Amabile de Bosco“, which expressed his wish that “Raolino filio meo” should inherit his lands[684].  She is named in the charter dated Jul 1253 relating to the succession of Raoul de Mauléon under which Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars renewed his application to succeed to the property, with the exception of the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime[685].  An indication of her family origin is provided by the testament of [her son] dated Mar 1250 (O.S.?) which names “Hugues du Bois son oncle” as one of his executors[686].  Loquet says that the mother of Savary’s illegitimate son Raoul was his second wife Amable, but does cites no source which corroborates this information[687].  Loquet’s position is consistent with the sources quoted in this section.  Amable’s son was considered illegitimate presumably because Savary’s first wife was still living at the time of his second marriage.  Savary & his first wife had three children: 

a)         MARQUISE de Mauléon (-[1230/29 Jul 1231], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière)The primary source which confirms her parentage precisely has not been identified.  Insufficient data points are available to estimate with any confidence the date of her birth.  It is not therefore known whether Marquise was her father’s oldest child or one of his younger children.  The date of her husband’s death suggests that Marquise may have been older than her sister who married Geoffroy [III] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 which names "Marquise de Mauléon vidua quondam uxor Wilelmi de Valentia defuncti" and also records that the couple’s son Guillaume died young, all three being buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[688].  Marquise presumably predeceased her father as she is not named as party to the lawsuit between her sister Alix and their half-brother Raoul concerning their father’s inheritance[689]m [as his second wife,] GUILLAUME de Lusignan dit de Valence, son of GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent & his second wife Humberge de Limoges (-[1226/30], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière). 

b)         ALIX de Mauléon (before [1210]-after Aug 1239).  As this couple’s son’s marriage can be dated to [1245], it is unlikely that he was born later than [1225], which would place Alix’s birth before [1210].  Pope Gregory IX, by letter dated 27 Nov 1231, forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[690].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" donated property to "Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[691].  Alix must have predeceased her half-brother Raoul (died 23 Mar [1250/51]) as she is not named in the various documents relating to his inheritance.  m GUY Vicomte de Thouars, son of AIMERY [VII] Vicomte de Thouars & his [first] wife Cécile [Sibylle] de Laval (-before Apr 1242). 

c)         --- de Mauléon ([before 1215]-before 23 Mar [1250/51]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document which names her husband (on behalf of his daughters) as one joint heir of her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[692].  The date of her marriage is estimated very approximately to [1225/30] to test the chronology of the Tonnay-Charente family.  Her absence from Part (1) of this document suggests that she was deceased at the time and may have pre-deceased her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  m ([1225/30]) GEOFFROY [IV] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente & his wife Almodis Dame de Didonne ([1200/05]- [30 Jun 1267/25 Nov 1269]). 

Savary & his second wife had one child: 

d)         RAOUL de Mauléon ([1226/Apr 1227]-23 Mar [1250/51]).  By charter dated Apr 1227, Savaricus de Mallo Leone” notified his marriage to “domina Amabile de Bosco“, which expressed his wish that “Raolino filio meo” should inherit his lands[693].  The wording of this document suggests that Raoul was born before his parents’ marriage.  Pope Gregory IX, by letter dated 27 Nov 1231, forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[694].  This document suggests that Raoul had Papal support for succession to his father’s Mauléon estates, despite his illegitimacy, although the territories were only confirmed to him by the French king’s son in Jun 1248 (see below) and his dubious birth later provided the excuse for refusing the succession of the descendants of his half-sisters after he died (see above).  As noted above, the claim that Raoul was illegitimate was presumably based on the dubious status of his parents’ marriage.  A charter dated 1233 concerning fishing at Talmont records the presence of "domino R. de Perata milite tunc castellano Talemondensi et J. Vigerii, qui vices domini Hugonis comitis de Marchia et R. de Malleone juvenis tunc gerebant"[695].  Alphonse Comte de Poitou granted “terram suam de Thalemondico, de Brandesio, de Alnisio...” to “Radulfo de Maloleone” by charter dated Jun 1248[696].  "Radulphus de Maloleone…dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julii" confirmed acquisitions of "situm juxta Payrigné prope Rupellam" by charter dated 29 Jul 1248[697].  "Radulfus de Malleone princeps et dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julli" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1248[698].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 23 Mar of "Radulphus princeps"[699].  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[700]

2.         EUSTACHIE de Mauléon (-after 3 Feb 1244).  A charter dated 1230 records the donation to Talmont by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[701].  "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi, filia Radulfi de Maloleone bonæ memoriæ" donated property "in parrochia et in villa de Tessoele" to Absie, for the souls of "patris mei Radulfi de Maloleone, Aeliz matris meæ, Savarici fratris mei et Clemenciæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated Oct 1239[702].  "Eustachia quondam filia Radulphi domini de Maloleone et quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayrardi" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie by charter dated Mar 1239 (maybe O.S.)[703].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Eustachia de Ardena, quondam soror Savarici de Malo Leone", dated 1242[704].  This document also suggests her possible second marriage.  m [firstly] ([1200]) HUGUES [III] Vicomte de Châtellerault, son of GUILLAUME Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Clémence [Marguerite] de Mortemer (-after 27 Dec 1202).  [m secondly --- de Ardena, son of --- (-before 1242).] 

3.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by an order dated 17 Jun 1215 under which King John granted "terris que fuerunt predicti Radulfi" to "Eymico Beket" on his marriage with "filia Radulfi Macheko quem genuit ex sorore Sauar de Malo Leon", noting that "soror ipsius Rad quem Eymicus fil Vic Thoarc" married is "propinquior heres…eiusdem Radulfi", dated 17 Jun 1215[705].  It is unlikely that this daughter was the same person as Eustachie, widow of Hugues [III] Vicomte de Châtellerault, as her descendants are not named in Eustachie’s charter dated Oct 1239 which names her deceased daughter Clémence.  m RAOUL de Machecoul Seigneur de Luçon, son of BERNARD Seigneur de Machecoul & his wife Eléonore de Tonnay (-[Dec 1213/early 1214]). 

 

 

1.         RAYMOND de Mauléonm ---.  Raymond & his wife had one child: 

a)         SAVARY de Mauléon (-after 1280).  "Savaricus de Malleone, princeps et dominus Thalemundensis" {Talmont, Cozes, Charente-Maritime} donated property held by "Raymundus de Malleone pater meus bonæ memoriæ" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated 1280[706]

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de MAUZE

 

 

Mauzé, now known as Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Surgères in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres.  From 1096, the head of the seigneurial family of Mauzé is recorded as sénéchal of the comte de Poitou.  After the death of Geoffroy Seigneur de Mauzé in [1223], his castles were claimed both by Henry III King of England and Louis VIII King of France.  The latter granted Mauzé to Hugues [X] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, sub-enfeoffed to Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont.  After the death in [1240/45] of Guillaume [VI] Seigneur de Mauzé, his two sisters inherited his properties.  Mauzé passed to the older sister Agnès, and later passed to her son Guillaume [IV] d’Aspremont. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] “Bastardus” (-after [1080]).  “...Willelmi Bastardi...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which “Agnes comitissa” bought “insulam...Vicus in pago Pictavensi” from “Willelmo de Parteniaco[707].  Guillaume V Comte de Poitou granted “terre...in Alniensi pago...Millia Scuta” to “militi...Willelmo Bastardo” by charter dated to [1060][708].  “Gillelmus cognomine Bastardus” donated his share in “peadgii...Mausiaco” to Nouaillé abbey, with the consent of “filio suo Willelmo”, by charter dated to [1080][709]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] de Mauzé (-after 10 Dec 1096).  Gillelmus cognomine Bastardus” donated his share in “peadgii...Mausiaco” to Nouaillé abbey, with the consent of “filio suo Willelmo”, by charter dated to [1080][710]Guillaume III Comte de Poitou restored "ecclesiam beati Georgii...in Oleronis insula" to Vendôme monastery by charter dated 10 Dec 1096, subscribed by "...Guillelmus de Malsiaco dapifer comitis..."[711]

 

 

Two brothers.  The chronology does not appear to favour their being sons of Guillaume [II], who was probably adult in [1080].  An additional generation probably intervenes.  If the charter dated 28 Sep 1150 (quoted below) refers to Guillaume [III], he was the son of another Guillaume. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [III] de Mauzé (-[Jerusalem [1149/50], or after 25 Jun 1154]).  Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[712].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero”, wishing to go to Jerusalem (“quapropter volens ire in Jerusalem”) donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that later at Jerusalem he repeated the donation in his testament “in manu Gaufridi filii tunc temporis sancti Petri canonici” requesting “Gaufridus” to obtain the consent of “matri sue et fratribus”, that “Gaufredus...cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua” confirmed the donation on returning from Jerusalem, witnessed by “ex parte Gaufredi predicti Willelmus Gumbaudi miles et frater eius Willelmus Vacca Senoret Theolonarius”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[713].  [The following charter suggests that Guillaume [III] may not have died in Jerusalem (which is suggested by his absence from the second part of the charter dated 1150) but recovered and returned home: “Willelmus filius...Willelmi de Maussec, Potaclee scilicet Pictavis senescallus”, donated “territorium...inter vetus fossatum Bazelii et viam...de Coessec versus Broilheraud...” to the Templars by charter dated 28 Sep 1150, and “ego dictus...Pictaviensis senescallus” certified that “duo filii mei...Willelmus de Mausec et Gaufridus” gave their consent dated 25 Jun 1154[714].  On the other hand, this charter could also relate to Guillaume [IV] who (named as a knight in 1138) could have had children old enough in 1154 to consent to a donation.]  m ALDEARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1150).  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[715].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[716].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] “Porte-clé” de Mauzé (-after [1178]).  Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[717].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[718].  The subscriber “Porteclie”, signing after Audéarde and Geoffroy (the confirmant, accorded seniority in the list because of his ecclesiastical appointment), was probably Guillaume [IV].  A charter dated to [1178] records that “Willelmus Mauseaci vir bone memorie” had donated property to the abbot of Châtelliers, which “Porteclia filius eius” now confirmed[719]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  She is named as mother of Guillaume [V] in his charter dated 1211 quoted below.  Guillaume [IV] & his wife had three children:

i)          --- “Porte-clé” de Mauzé (-[Damieta 1218])Porteclea filius domini Guillelmi de Mausiaco et domine Agnetis” granted toll exemptions “per castrum Mausicai”, as granted by “dominus Guillelmus de Mausiaco avus meus”, to the monks of Nouaillé by charter dated 1211[720].  No record has been found which reveals his first name, “Porte-clé” being a nickname reflecting the office of sénéchal de Poitou. 

-         see below

ii)         GUILLAUME [V] de Mauzé (-after 1217).  "...Wills de Mauseyo..." subscribed the charter dated 18 Aug 1199 under which King John recorded a peace agreement with the king of France[721].  "Porteclie dominus Mauseaci et Mareanti" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Willelmi de Mause militis fratris mei", by charter dated 1217[722]

iii)        CHALE de Mauzé (-after 1195).  ...Chalone fratre senescalci et Petro Chalone cancellario senescalci et cognato...” subscribed the charter dated 1195 which records a settlement between the monastery of Sainte-Croix and “Aiguelmum Willelmi dominum de Lesparra et Senebrunum fratrem eius[723]

b)         GILBERT de Mauzé (-after 1138).  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapiferwithdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[724]

c)         GEOFFROY de Mauzé (-after 1150).  Canon at Poitiers Saint-Pierre.  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero”, wishing to go to Jerusalem (“quapropter volens ire in Jerusalem”) donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that later at Jerusalem he repeated the donation in his testament “in manu Gaufridi filii tunc temporis sancti Petri canonici” requesting “Gaufridus” to obtain the consent of “matri sue et fratribus”, that “Gaufredus...cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua” confirmed the donation on returning from Jerusalem, witnessed by “ex parte Gaufredi predicti Willelmus Gumbaudi miles et frater eius Willelmus Vacca Senoret Theolonarius”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[725]

d)         HELIE [Chale] de Mauzé (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[726]

e)         GOMBAUD de Mauzé (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[727]

f)          [HUGUES (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[728].  The subscription list suggests that all those named after Audéarde were sons of Guillaume [III].  In the case of Hugues, this cannot be confirmed as no other charter has been found in which he is named.] 

g)         [GEOFFROY (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[729].  The subscription list suggests that all those named after Audéarde were sons of Guillaume [III].  In the case of Geoffroy the younger, this cannot be confirmed as no other charter has been found in which he is named.] 

2.         OTHON .  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[730]

 

 

--- “Porte-clé” de Mauzé, son of GUILLAUME [IV] “Porte-clé” de Mauzé & his wife Agnes --- (-[Damieta 1218])No record has been found which reveals his first name, “Porte-clé” being a nickname reflecting the office of sénéchal de Poitou.  “Porteclea filius domini Guillelmi de Mausiaco et domine Agnetis” granted toll exemptions “per castrum Mausicai”, as granted by “dominus Guillelmus de Mausiaco avus meus”, to the monks of Nouaillé by charter dated 1211[731].  “Porreclya dominus Maranthi atque Mauseaci” confirmed donations to Maillezais abbey by “Aimericus Ogers sacerdos” by charter dated 1216[732]"Porteclie dominus Mauseaci et Mareanti" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Willelmi de Mause militis fratris mei", by charter dated 1217[733]Portecleas dominus Mosiaci” donated “loco...Polias” to the poor to build a hospital, with the consent of “Berta tunc temporis domina Mausiaci”, by charter dated 1218[734].  “Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti” donated “in censibus...de Charuns” to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “Gaufrido filio meo primogenito”, by charter dated 1218[735].  He was present at the siege of Damieta, Egypt: “Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marandi” donated harvest to Sainte-Croix de Mauzé by charter dated 1218 “in obsidione Damieta[736].  His death in 1218, presumably at Damieta, is indicated by his son-in-law Renaud de Pressigny calling himself seigneur de Marans in a charter of that date. 

[m firstly ---.  No direct evidence about this possible first marriage has been identified.  The possibility of a first marriage is suggested by the phrase “tunc temporis” applied to Guillaume [V]’s known wife Berthe (see below).] 

m [secondly] BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  Portecleas dominus Mosiaci” donated “loco...Polias” to the poor to build a hospital, with the consent of “Berta tunc temporis domina Mausiaci”, by charter dated 1218[737].  The phrase “tunc temporis” suggests that Berthe may recently have married her husband and so may not have been the mother of Guillaume [V]’s children. 

“Porte-clé” & his [first] wife had four children: 

1.         GEOFFROY de Mauzé (-[1218/23]).  Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti” donated “in censibus...de Charuns” to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “Gaufrido filio meo primogenito”, by charter dated 1218[738]Seigneur de Mauzé.  Henry III King of England ordered Savary de Mauléon sénéchal de Poitou to the lands which had belonged to Galfridi domini de Mausy et castella sua de Mausy et de Maraon” until his debts were paid by charter dated 1223[739].  At that time, Mauzé was also claimed by Louis VIII King of France and granted to Hugues [X] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, sub-enfeoffed to Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont: Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[740]

2.         GUILLAUME [VI] de Mauzé (-[1240/45]).  A charter dated Mar 1221 (O.S.?) records quarters de vigne...a Parigne” held “à icel jor” by “sire W. de Mause...de par dame Aigline sa femme[741]Seigneur de MauzéA charter dated 1234 recalls that “[P]orteclia olim domino Mausiaci” had constructed “capella et...domo hospitalis [de Polyas]” and records the settlement of a dispute with the consent of “Willelmi domini Mausiaci[742]"Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Maraanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haceline uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1 Mar 1237 (O.S.)[743].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haelyne uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1240[744]m (before Mar [1221/22]) AIGLINE [Aline] [de Virson], daughter of --- (-after [1245]).  A charter dated Mar 1221 (O.S.?) records quarters de vigne...a Parigne” held “à icel jor” by “sire W. de Mause...de par dame Aigline sa femme[745]"Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Maraanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haceline uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1 Mar 1237 (O.S.)[746].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haelyne uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1240[747]Domina Aynordis de Vircon relicta defuncti Guilelmi de Mause militis” witnessed an enquiry dated to [1245][748]

3.         AGNES de Mauzé ((-[1262/Sep 1276]).  “Thiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[749].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  Her first and third marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1262 under which “Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé[750]Guillelmus de Asperomonte miles dominus de Mausiaco et de Porusio” confirmed the sale of property made by “magistro Reginaldo Bitolea clerico” to the prior of Saint-Pierre de Mauzé, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ defunctæ Agnetis matris nostræ”, by charter dated Sep 1276[751]m firstly GUILLAUME [III] d’Aspremont, son of GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont & his [first] wife Ermengarde [de Chantemerle] .  m secondly PIERRE de Volvire [Velluire] Seigneur de Chaillé, son of ---.  "Petrus de Volviro dominus de Challe" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Harveus miles et Petrus de Volviro tunc temporis valetus filii mei", by charter dated 1217[752]m thirdly BRIENT de Varèze, son of ---. 

4.         LETICE de Mauzé .  “Thiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[753].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  m (before 1218) RENAUD [I] de Pressigny, son of --- (-after 3 Jul 1246). 

 

 

 

K.      BARONS d’OLERON (FORZ)

 

 

The charter dated 4 May 1150 quoted below indicates that the Forz family had been barons of Oléron for two generations at that time.  The connection with Guillaume de Forz, who succeeded as Comte d’Aumàle as a result of his marriage to Hawise d’Aumâle in the early 1190s, is suggested by Roger of Hoveden who records that Richard I King of England appointed "Girardum Auxiensem archiepiscopum, et Bernardum episcopum de Baonia, et Robertum de Sablun, et Ricardum de Camvilla, et Willelmum de Forz de Ulerum" as "ductores et constabularios totius navigii sui" at Chinon, dated to Jun 1190[754]

 

An alternative origin of the Forz family is suggested by Stapleton who states that "the surname de Fortibus" was derived from "Fors, a commune in the canton of Prahecq, arrondissement of Niort, departement of Deux Sèvres, in Poitou"[755].  Unfortunately, Stapleton purports to justify this statement by quoting the charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.) under which “A[lix] comitissa Augi” confirmed that she relinquished "terram de Forzex eschæta Guillelmi quondam domini de Forz et comitis Aubemarle" to Louis IX King of France[756], which makes no mention of the location of "terram de Forz".  No indication has yet been found of any connection between Guillaume de Forz and the village of Fors, which lies due south of Niort in the département of Deux-Sèvres, although the charter dated Feb 1233 which is quoted above does suggest a geographical connection with a place named Forz/Fors.  The editor of the published edition of the Layette du Trésor des Chartes, in which the charter appears, assumes that what he refers to as "la terre des Forts" was in Normandy.  This would certainly explain how Alix Ctss d’Eu obtained an interest in the property, the county of Eu being adjacent to the county of Aumâle in north-east Normandy.  In addition, his marriage to the heiress of the county of Aumâle could best be explained if Guillaume de Forz was a powerful nobleman in the county. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Forz .  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[757]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

a)         A[IMERY] .  Assuming that the second name of “Willelmum Aimerici” was a patronymic, his father was named Aimery: Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[758]m ---.  The name of [Aimery’s] wife is not known.  Aimery & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [I] de Forz (-after 1162).  Baron d’Oléron.  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[759].  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[760].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[761]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [I] had one child: 

(1)       AIMERY [Aleard] .  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[762].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[763]

ii)         ALEARD (-after 1162).  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[764].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[765]

iii)        AITELDE .  Nun at Notre-Dame de Saintes.  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[766]

b)         AITELDE .  Nun at Notre-Dame de Saintes.  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[767]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] [de Forz] [Fortibus] (-1195)Given the marriage of this Guillaume [II] [de Forz], dated to after 3 Jul 1190, it is unlikely that he was the same person as Guillaume [I] who is named above.  Maybe they were father and son, or grandfather and grandson.  Roger of Hoveden records that Richard I King of England appointed "Girardum Auxiensem archiepiscopum, et Bernardum episcopum de Baonia, et Robertum de Sablun, et Ricardum de Camvilla, et Willelmum de Forz de Ulerum" as "ductores et constabularios totius navigii sui" at Chinon, dated to Jun 1190[768].  He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle, de iure uxoris

-        COMTES d’AUMÂLE (FORZ)

 

 

Four brothers: 

1.         HUMBERT de Forz (-after 1 Aug 1199).  King John confirmed the grant of lands in "com Pictav" made to "Humberto de Forz et Johannis de Forz fratri suo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1199[769]

2.         JEAN de Forz (-after 1 Aug 1199).  King John confirmed the grant of lands in "com Pictav" made to "Humberto de Forz et Johannis de Forz fratri suo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1199[770].  The abbeys of La Couronne and Obazine agreed rights to mills at Oulmes in l’Ile d’Oléron with dominum Johannem de Forz militem de Olerone...mediante domino Helia de Forz eiusdem J. germano tunc archipresbitero Oleronis” by charter dated 1212, witnessed by “domino Aimerico de Forz nepote eiusdem Johannis...[771]

3.         --- de Forz (-before 1212).  If “nepote” in the charter quoted below can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, Aimery’s father (presumably deceased at the time) was the brother of Jean de Forz.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         AIMERY de ForzThe abbeys of La Couronne and Obazine agreed rights to mills at Oulmes in l’Ile d’Oléron with dominum Johannem de Forz militem de Olerone...mediante domino Helia de Forz eiusdem J. germano tunc archipresbitero Oleronis” by charter dated 1212, witnessed by “domino Aimerico de Forz nepote eiusdem Johannis...[772]

4.         HELIE de Forz .  Archpresbiter of Oléron: the abbeys of La Couronne and Obazine agreed rights to mills at Oulmes in l’Ile d’Oléron with dominum Johannem de Forz militem de Olerone...mediante domino Helia de Forz eiusdem J. germano tunc archipresbitero Oleronis” by charter dated 1212, witnessed by “domino Aimerico de Forz nepote eiusdem Johannis...[773]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         AIMERY de Forz (-after 1213).  Aimericus de Forz” donated property “apud Sanctum Salvatorem” to La Grâce-Dieu, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1213[774]

2.         GUILLAUME (-after 1213).  “Aimericus de Forz” donated property “apud Sanctum Salvatorem” to La Grâce-Dieu, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1213[775]

 

 

 

L.      SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT

 

 

1.         AMELIUS de Rochefort .  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[776]m ---.  The name of Amelius's wife is not known.  Amelius & his wife had three children: 

a)         PONTIUS .  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[777]

b)         MARIE .  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[778]

c)         RAMNULF .  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[779]

2.         GEOFFROYm ALDEARDE, daughter of ---.  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[780]

a)         PIERRE .  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[781]

b)         other children .  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[782]

 

 

The connection, if any, between the following family and the Rochefort family shown above has not been ascertained.  As can be seen below, the early generations of this family were sometimes referred to in primary sources as “de Saint-Maixent”, although it is clear from these documents that they also held the castle of Rochefort.  This dual nomenclature suggests that they acquired the seigneurie of Rochefort by marriage and over the years adopted the name “de Rochefort”. 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Saint-Maixent [de Rochefort] (-after [1060/61]).  "...Hugonis de Lisiniaco, Hugonis de Sancto Maxencio, Vuillelmi de Castro Surgiriaco" subscribed the charter dated Feb 1028 under which Agnes Ctss de Poitou donated "decimam de...Lemia..." to Saint-Jean d’Angély[783].  "...Hugonis de Rochaforte..." subscribed the charter dated to [1023/30] under which Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine donated "in pago Alniense...una insulella...Massansenas" to Saint-Jean d’Angély[784].  "Miles Hugo" donated property “in Marciaco...à la Bigotere” to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1060/61], subscribed by “...Wautfredi filii eius...[785].  [Seigneur de Rochefort: he is named as such after his death in the following document, but no document has been found which confirms that he was “dominus” during his lifetime:  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096[786].]  m PAPIA, daughter of --- (-after 17 Oct 1074).  "Gauzfridus filius Hugonis de Sancto Maxentio" donated "ecclesiam in Sanctonico in pago Alniso...Gaudencii" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Oxile et filiis Hugone", by charter dated 17 Oct 1074, subscribed by “Papiæ matris Gauzfredi...[787].  If the Saint-Maixent family acquired Rochefort by marriage as suggested above, it is possible that Papia was heiress of the seigneurie.  Hugues [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GEOFFROY [I] de Saint-Maixent [de Rochefort] (-[early] 1086, bur Saint-Maixent).  "Miles Hugo" donated property “in Marciaco...à la Bigotere” to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1060/61], subscribed by “...Wautfredi filii eius...[788].  “Archembaldo...archiepiscopo...atque Gosfrido de Rupe Forti” restored rights over Saint-Aignan to Vendôme Sainte-Trinité by charter dated 26 Oct 1068[789].  "Gauzfridus filius Hugonis de Sancto Maxentio" donated "ecclesiam in Sanctonico in pago Alniso...Gaudencii" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Oxile et filiis Hugone", by charter dated 17 Oct 1074, subscribed by “Papiæ matris Gauzfredi...[790].  "Woffredus filius Ugonis" donated "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii...in Alnisio juxta castrum Currasium" to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “uxor mea Osiria et filius meus primogenitus Ugo ceterisque filiis meis et filiabus”, by charter dated 24 Feb 1081[791]. Seigneur de Rochefort.  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[792].  His date of death and place of burial are indicated by the charter dated 1086 (before 24 Sep) quoted below.  m OSIRIA, daughter of [CHALON & his wife ---] (-after 1096).  Her family origin has not been ascertained, but the the unusual name “Chalon” given to her second known son suggests that this may have been the name of his maternal grandfather.  Another indication of her family is provided by the following charter dated to [1090] in which [her son] "Cadelo de Sancto Maxentio et Cadelo de Campolinario et mater eius Ainoris" consented to the donation of property "in villa de Vilers" to St Cyprien, Poitiers[793].  The involvement of “Ainoris” and her son Chalon (presumably then a minor under his mother’s guardianship) suggests that the property in question was jointly held: it is possible therefore that “Ainoris” was the younger sister of Osiria, and maybe joint heiress with her older sister of their father.  "Gauzfridus filius Hugonis de Sancto Maxentio" donated "ecclesiam in Sanctonico in pago Alniso...Gaudencii" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Oxile et filiis Hugone", by charter dated 17 Oct 1074, subscribed by “Papiæ matris Gauzfredi...[794].  "Woffredus filius Ugonis" donated "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii...in Alnisio juxta castrum Currasium" to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “uxor mea Osiria et filius meus primogenitus Ugo ceterisque filiis meis et filiabus”, by charter dated 24 Feb 1081[795].  A charter dated 1086 (before 24 Sep) records that "Gofredus de Sancto Maxentio" died "apud castrum Rocafort" and that “conjux Osiria...et filii eius Cathalo et Ebulo” relinquished their rights “in cymitterio” of the abbey in thanks for hus burial there[796].  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[797].  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had [eight] children: 

i)          HUGUES [II] de Rochefort (-[24 Feb 1081/1085]).  "Gauzfridus filius Hugonis de Sancto Maxentio" donated "ecclesiam in Sanctonico in pago Alniso...Gaudencii" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Oxile et filiis Hugone", by charter dated 17 Oct 1074, subscribed by “Papiæ matris Gauzfredi...[798].  "Woffredus filius Ugonis" donated "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii...in Alnisio juxta castrum Currasium" to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “uxor mea Osiria et filius meus primogenitus Ugo ceterisque filiis meis et filiabus”, by charter dated 24 Feb 1081[799].  Hugues [II] presumably predeceased his father as no later reference to him has been found. 

ii)         CHALON [I] de Rochefort ([before [1065/70]]-after [1090]).  A charter dated 1086 (before 24 Sep) records that "Gofredus de Sancto Maxentio" died "apud castrum Rocafort" and that “conjux Osiria...et filii eius Cathalo et Ebulo” relinquished their rights “in cymitterio” of the abbey in thanks for his burial there[800].  This document suggests that Chalon and Ebles were their parents’ oldest surviving children at the time and maybe the only two sons who had reached the age of majority.  A document dated to [1087/91] records that "Goffredus de Sancto Maxentio" was "homo...abbati Benedicto" and that “Katalo filius suus” was “[homo] abbati Ade[801].  This document suggests that Chalon [I] succeeded his father.  "Cadelo de Sancto Maxentio et Cadelo de Campolinario et mater eius Ainoris" consented to the donation of property "in villa de Vilers" to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated to [1090][802].  Chalon was have died before 1096 as he is not named in his mother’s charter quoted below which followed the death of her son Ebles. 

iii)        EBLES de Rochefort ([before [1065/70]]-1096).  A charter dated 1086 (before 24 Sep) records that "Gofredus de Sancto Maxentio" died "apud castrum Rocafort" and that “conjux Osiria...et filii eius Cathalo et Ebulo” relinquished their rights “in cymitterio” of the abbey in thanks for his burial there[803].  This document suggests that Chalon and Ebles were their parents’ oldest surviving children at the time and maybe the only two sons who had reached the age of majority.  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[804]

iv)       GEOFFROY [II] “Rebochet” [de Rochefort] ([after 1070]-after 1131).  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[805].  "Gofredus cognomento Rebochet" renounced rights over revenue from the abbey’s animals "apud Follorasum" in favour of Saint-Maixent, at the time “Goffredum nepotem suum” became a monk and “mater sua Ausiria” offered him to the abbey, in the presence of “Guillelmo nepote suo de Mausec...”, by charter dated 1113, which records that he also planted vines when “Gislebertus frater eius” died[806].  “...Gofridus Rebuschatus...” negotiated a settlement of a dispute involving Vendôme Sainte-Trinité by charter dated 1131[807]

v)        [OSIRIA .  "Gofredus cognomento Rebochet" renounced rights over revenue from the abbey’s animals "apud Follorasum" in favour of Saint-Maixent, at the time “Goffredum nepotem suum” became a monk and “mater sua Ausiria” offered him to the abbey, in the presence of “Guillelmo nepote suo de Mausec...”, by charter dated 1113[808].  “Ausiria” in this document could have been the sister of Geoffroy [II] and mother of his “nepos” Geoffroy, her name suggesting that she was her parents’ oldest daughter.  The name of her husband has not been ascertained.  m ---.] 

vi)       GUILLAUME de Rochefort ([before [1075/80]]-after 1096).  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[809]same person as...?  GUILLAUME de Rochefort (-after 1097).  "Willelmum de Rochaforti" relinquished rights relating to the abbey’s market in favour of Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1097[810].

vii)      MAURICE de Rochefort ([before [1077/82]]-after 1096).  "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[811]

viii)     GILBERT de Rochefort ([1080/86]-[before 1113]).  "Gofredus cognomento Rebochet" renounced rights over revenue from the abbey’s animals "apud Follorasum" in favour of Saint-Maixent, at the time “Goffredum nepotem suum” became a monk and “mater sua Ausiria” offered him to the abbey, in the presence of “Guillelmo nepote suo de Mausec...”, by charter dated 1113, which records that he also planted vines when “Gislebertus frater eius” died[812].  Gilbert’s absence from his mother’s 1096 charter suggests that he was still a minor at the time. 

 

 

The parentage of Geoffroy [III] has not been ascertained.  Presumably he was descended from one of the sons of Geoffroy [I] de Rochefort who are named above.  The 10 Feb 1152 charter quoted below indicates a family relationship with Ebles de Mauléon and Isembard de Châtelaillon, but no information has been found which indicates the precise connection.  The relationship between Geoffroy [III] and Isembard de Châtelaillon is also indicated by the (misleadingly dated) 1190 charter quoted below.  Duguet says that Geoffroy [III] was “héritier d’Isembart II, le dernier seigneur de Châtelaillon...décédé entre 1133 et 1137” but provides no details of their relationship[813].  If that is correct, the “invasion” referred to in the 10 Feb 1152 would have been an attempt by Geoffroy and Ebles to recapture property to which they were entitled by succession. 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [III] de Rochefort (-after 10 Feb 1152).  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély and that “processu tandem temporis, Gaufredus de Rochafort, filius Gileberti, de Chabreria, uxore sua attendens” confirmed the donation, with the consent of “fratres prædicti Gaufredi, Aimericus de Ranconio et Gislebertus[814].  If the death of Isembart de Châtelaillon is correctly dated to “1127 or after” as noted elsewhere in the present document, the original donation recorded in this charter took place many years before the charter’s date.  ...Gaufrido de Rochafort, Bertrant filio Hugonis, militibus...” subscribed the charter dated 4 May 1150 under which Bernard Bishop of Saintes confirmed privileges of Saintes Notre-Dame[815].  A charter dated 10 Feb 1152 records that “duo viri consanguinei Elbo de Maloleone et Gaufridus de Rupeforti...de genere et familia ipsius Isamberti” invaded “pago Alniensi” and captured “castrum Julii supra marie positum”, which had been held by “dominus Isambertus”, but were persuaded to found the church of Saint-Bartholomé[816].  m IMPERIA, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély[817].  If the death of Isembart de Châtelaillon is correctly dated to “1127 or after” as noted elsewhere in the present document, the original donation recorded in this charter took place many years before the charter’s date. 

 

 

The parentage of Gilbert de Rochefort has not been ascertained, although the chronology appears favourable for him to have been the son of Geoffroy [III].  The possible connection with the Rancon family (see the document ANGOULÊME/LA MARCHE/PERIGORD), suggested by the 1190 document quoted below, has not been elucidated.  The relevance of the following document has not been ascertained: Aimery de Rancon confirmed the donation made by his father Geoffroy de Rancon to the monks of Sainte-Marie de Gourville and Saint-Michel de Marcillac by charter dated to [1150/71][818]

 

1.         GILBERT de Rochefort (-after 1171).  A charter dated 1171 records the agreement between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Gislibertus de Rochaforti" settling a dispute "super decimis...saline", with the consent of “uxore sua, de cujus dote erat...ipsa Capraria[819]"Gislebertus de Rochefort" donated “levatgium et rebatgium” to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [1171][820]m CHABRERIA [Capraria], daughter of --- (-[after 1190]).  A charter dated 1171 records the agreement between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Gislibertus de Rochaforti" settling a dispute "super decimis...saline", with the consent of “uxore sua, de cujus dote erat...ipsa Capraria[821].  She was named as present in the confirmation made “processu tandem temporis”, recorded in the 1190 charter quoted below.  Gilbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [IV] de Rochefort (-after 1190).  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély and that “processu tandem temporis, Gaufredus de Rochafort, filius Gileberti, de Chabreria, uxore sua attendens” confirmed the donation, with the consent of “fratres prædicti Gaufredi, Aimericus de Ranconio et Gislebertus[822]

b)         AIMERY de Rancon .  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély and that “processu tandem temporis, Gaufredus de Rochafort, filius Gileberti, de Chabreria, uxore sua attendens” confirmed the donation, with the consent of “fratres prædicti Gaufredi, Aimericus de Ranconio et Gislebertus[823].  The reference to Aimery as “de Rancon” has not been explained.  In particular, his consent would have been unnecessary if he had been a uterine (older) brother of Geoffroy [IV], born to an earlier marriage of Geoffroy’s wife presumably with a member of the Rancon family.  No connection has been found with the family of the Seigneurs de Rancon. 

c)         GILBERT de Rochefort .  A charter dated 1190 records that "Ysembertus de Castro Allionis et uxor eius...Ahelina et mater sua Yveta, Gaufredus etiam de Rochefort cum uxore ipsa Imperia" donated plots on which to build mills to Saint-Jean d’Angély and that “processu tandem temporis, Gaufredus de Rochafort, filius Gileberti, de Chabreria, uxore sua attendens” confirmed the donation, with the consent of “fratres prædicti Gaufredi, Aimericus de Ranconio et Gislebertus[824]

 

 

The parentage of Aimery de Rochefort has not been confirmed.  He could presumably have been the son of Geoffroy [IV] or the same person as “Aimery de Rancon” who is named above.  

 

1.         AIMERY [I] de Rochefort (-before [Feb/Mar] [1220/21]).  Eléonore Queen of England granted “burgum S. Amandi juxta littora maris et terram quam Hugo de Toarcio in feodo Benaonis possidebat” to “Aimerico Rupisforti domino in feodum” by charter dated 1203[825].  “...A de Rupeforti...Kalo de Rupe-forti...” are named in the treaty dated 13 Sep 1214 under which John King of England agreed peace with Philippe II King of France[826][827].  His date of death is indicated by the following document: the mayor and commune of Niort wrote to King Henry III, dated Feb/Mar 1220 (O.S.?), notifying the death of certain persons including “le comte d’Eu, monseigneur Porteclie, messeigneurs Geoffroy du Taunay, A. de Rochefort, Pans de Mirebeau et monseigneur Ceebranz Chaboz” leaving heirs “qui sont en bas âge[828]m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         children .  Aimery was survived by children who were minors when he died, as confirmed by the Feb/Mar 1220 document quoted above. 

b)         [GEOFFROY [V] de Rochefort (-[7 Apr/Oct] 1243).  His parentage has not been confirmed but the chronology suggests that he was one of the children of Aimery de Rochefort who were minors in 1220.  The charter dated 7 Apr 1243, under which Henry III King of England notified Louis IX King of France of terms of peace, named “...Gaufridum de Rupe-forti...Ebulonem de Rupe-forti, Karolum de Rupe-forti...” among the French king’s noblemen[829].]  m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-[after 12 May 1244].  “Marguarite dame de Rochefort femme jadis fahu Joffrei sire de Rochefort” promised to hold “le chastel de Rochefort” at the disposition of “le comte de Peiters” by charter dated Oct 1243[830].  A list of fief-holders [dated 12 May 1244?] includes “Domina de Ruppeforti, ligia de ballo...de Ruppeforti et...in Alnisio[831].  Geoffroy [V] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GEOFFROY [VI] de Rochefort ([1230/32]-after Apr 1273).  The document dated [12 May 1244?] quoted above indicates that Geoffroy [V] was still a minor when his father died.  Seigneur de Rochefort.

-         see below.    

 

 

GEOFFROY [VI] de Rochefort, son of GEOFFROY [V] Seigneur de Rochefort & his wife Marguerite --- ([1230/32]-after Apr 1273).  The document dated [12 May 1244?] quoted above indicates that Geoffroy [V] was still a minor when his father died.  Seigneur de Rochefort: “Joffrei de Rochefort, vasles, sires de Rochefort-sur-Charante, filz fahu Joffrei de Rochefort chevaler seignor jadis de Rochefort” confirmed the church of Saint-Barthélemy in possession of land donated by his father by charter dated May 1250[832].  “Gauffridus dominus Ruppisfortis et Ysabellis eius uxor” sold the right to revenue to Pierre de la Brosse by charter dated Apr 1273, the seal of “Ievfrei de Rochefort chevalir” attached[833]

m ISABELLE Dame de Maillebois, daughter of --- (-after 1300).  The seal of “Isabelle dne Rupis Fortis et Curveville” is attached to a document dated 1272[834].  The seal of “Madame Isabiau Dame de Maillebois” is attached to a sale of a wood to Charles Comte de Valois dated 1300[835].  The two seals bear the same arms.  Duguet says that Aimery married twice, his children Aimery, Alix and Yolande having been born to his first wife (whose name is not known), but cites no source which confirms that he is correct[836].  The seal of his daughter Jeanne, cited below, does confirm that Isabelle was her mother.  However, the order of the names of the three sisters in the 13 Feb 1320 document quoted below suggests that Yolande was the youngest, which in turn suggests that she shared the same mother as Jeanne. 

Geoffroy [VI] & his wife had five children: 

1.         AIMERY [II] de Rochefort (-after 24 Mar 1291).  Seigneur de Rochefort.  Aimery de Rochefort sold revenue from “[le] Grand Fief d’Aunis” to Guillaume d’Harcourt, with the consent of “sa femme Aylissent”, by charter dated 5 Jun 1290[837].  Douët d’Arcq records the seal of “Hemeri de Rochefort chevalier” attached to this document[838].  “Aymeri de Rochefort chevalier seignor de Rochefort sus Charente” renounced rights to jurisdiction “en lor fé de Chabans” in favour of Notre-Dame de Châtelliers by charter dated 24 Mar 1290 (O.S.)[839].  Aimery sold certain rights in Rochefort to Hugues Seigneur de Surgères, as recorded in charters dated 11 Jul 1301 and Nov 1301 quoted below.  m ELISENDE, daughter of ---.  Aimery de Rochefort sold revenue from “[le] Grand Fief d’Aunis” to Guillaume d’Harcourt, with the consent of “sa femme Aylissent”, by charter dated 5 Jun 1290[840]

2.         GILBERT de Rochefort .  A charter dated 11 Jul 1301 records an agreement between “Pierre Bochart chevalier et Yolent de Rochefort sa femme” and “Guillaume de Maroil valet sengneur de celuy leu et Ayliz de Rochefort sa femme suer de moi la dite Yolent” concerning “la chastelainie de Rochefort et sur la succession...qui fut Gilebert de Rochefort fehu frere jadis de moi ladite Yolent et de ladite Ayliz”, naming “Aymeri de Rochefort mon frere ayné dudit Gilbert” who had donated property to “Hugues de Surgeres fehu jadis sengneur de celuy leu” now represented by “Ayliz de Parthenay dame de Surgeres tutresse desdiz heritiers[841]m ---.  The name of Gilbert’s wife is not known.  Gilbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILBERT de Rochefort (-before Oct 1300).  He is named in the charters dated 31 Jan 1300 and 13 Feb 1320, quoted below.  Duguet says that Gilbert de Rochefort “semble avoir été incapable”, noting that his father [indicating Aimery de Rochefort, although the 11 Jul 1301 charter quoted above suggests that Gilbert must have been the father of Gilbert] had donated “l’aenage de Rochefort, c’est-à-dire le cinquième des immeubles de sa succession, avec le château...à Hugues seigneur de Surgères”, in effet appointing Hugues as his successor[842]

3.         ALIX de Rochefort (-[1319]).  Philippe V King of France agreed with “Guillelmum de Marolio juniorem dominum eiusdem loci valetum tam suo quam Eynordis uxoris sue nomine” the succession of “domina Aleaydis de Ruppeforti [...primogenita] relicta quondam defuncti domini Guillelmi de Marolio avi dicti Guillelmi de Marolio junioris...in successione Gileberti de Ruppeforti neptis sui olim domini de Ruppeforti”, naming “dominum Petrum Bochardi...domino Johanne de Foras, dicte domine Ayliz et domine Yolendis uxoris dicti domini Petri Bochardi sororibus...dominus quondam de Ruppeforti patri dicti Gilheberti fratrique dictarum sororum” by charter dated 13 Feb 1320[843]m GUILLAUME de Mareuil, son of ---. 

4.         JEANNE de Rochefort .  The seal of “Iohanne de Rochefort Dame de Forras” is attached to a document dated 1300 (the arms being the same as those of her mother Isabelle)[844].  “Johanne de Rocheffort dame de Forras” sold to Philippe IV King of France “la tierce partie de la chastelanie et de la terre de Rocheffort”, inherited after the death of “Girbert mon neveu”, just as “Pierre Bouchart chevalier et Guillaume de Maroil escuier, par raison de Ayliz de Rocheffort sa femme ma seur” had done, by charter dated 31 Jan 1300 (O.S.)[845].  She is named in the 13 Feb 1320 charter which is quoted above under his sister Alix.  m --- Seigneur de Fourras, son of ---. 

5.         YOLANDE de Rochefort .  A charter dated 11 Jul 1301 records (1) an agreement between “Pierre Bochart chevalier et Yolent de Rochefort sa femme” and “Guillaume de Maroil valet sengneur de celuy leu et Ayliz de Rochefort sa femme suer de moi la dite Yolent” concerning “la chastelainie de Rochefort et sur la succession...qui fut Gilebert de Rochefort fehu frere jadis de moi ladite Yolent et de ladite Ayliz”, naming “Aymeri de Rochefort mon frere ayné dudit Gilbert” who had donated property to “Hugues de Surgeres fehu jadis sengneur de celuy leu” now represented by “Ayliz de Parthenay dame de Surgeres tutresse desdiz heritiers”, and (2) that Pierre Bouchard and his wife granted “[le] chastel et...la chastelanie de Rochefort” to “Guillaume Lacevesque sengneur de Parthenay, de Tailhebourt et de Vouvent” in exchange for other property[846].  “Guillaume Mengo Sire de Surgeres” confirmed an agreement made by “madame Alix de Parthenay ma mere, ça en arriere tutrice de moy et de Guiart de Surgers mon frere et des autres enfans freres et sœurs de moy et de Guiart” with “M. Pierre Bouchart chevalier et madame Hyolent de Rochefort sa femme” regarding “les homages et les garaines et les forests en la haute justice de Rochefort” which had been sold by “Aymeris de Rochefort valet, mort jadis seigneur de celuy lieu” to “Monsieur Hugue de Surgeres mon pere...et ladite dame Aliz ma mere” by charter dated Nov 1301[847].  “Guilleaume Larcevesque sengneur de Partenay et de Vouuent” sold to Philippe IV King of France “le chastel de Rochefort” which he had exchanged with “Pierre Bochart chevalier et dame Yolent de Rochefort sa femme” by charter dated 11 Jul 1304[848].  She is named in the 13 Feb 1320 charter which is quoted above under his sister Alix.  m PIERRE Bouchard, son of ---. 

 

 

The relationships between the following persons and the main Rochefort family have not been ascertained.  The name “Chalon” was first used in the family by Geoffroy [I] de Rochefort for his second son (see above). 

 

1.         CHALON de Rochefort .  "Calo de Rochaforti" compensated the abbey of Châtelliers for damage caused by charter dated 1159[849]

 

2.         CHALON de Rochefort (-after 14 Jan 1227).  "Chalo de Rupeforti" confirmed that "Brianz Chabot" confirmed land to “Ainorie quondam uxori P. Topinelli”, which “Hu. Chabot pater suus” had granted to her husband, by charter dated 1209, witnessed by “Guido de Rupeforti precentor beati Pictav[ensis]...”[850].  “...A de Rupeforti...Kalo de Rupe-forti...” are named in the treaty dated 13 Sep 1214 under which John King of England agreed peace with Philippe II King of France[851].  "Kalo de Rochefort" confirmed a settlement between Châtelliers and "Guarinum Poverel..." by charter dated 1219[852].  "Kalo de Rupeforti" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "mei antecessores", with the consent of “Guido et Heblo milites filii mei...Hugo filius meus minor natu”, by charter dated 1226[853].  "Kalo de Rupeforti miles" donated certain rights in his fiefs to the abbey of Châtelliers, with the consent of “Guido et Eblo milites et Hugo valetus filii mei”, by charter dated 14 Jan 1226 (O.S.)[854]m ---.  The name of Chalon’s wife is not known.  Chalon & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUY de Rochefort (-after Dec 1247).  "Guydo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed donations to Châtelliers made by “Petro Maengoti antecessore meo...Gueignes Maengo pater Petri Maengoti...et Symon Maengo frater eius et Symon Maengo de Chauceroe consanguineus eius”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Guihennordis et filiorum meorum Kalonis et Mauritii”, by charter dated 1224[855].  "Kalo de Rupeforti" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "mei antecessores", with the consent of “Guido et Heblo milites filii mei...Hugo filius meus minor natu”, by charter dated 1226[856].  "Guido de Rupeforti" guaranteed a treaty between Châtelliers abbey and “homines meos de Toscha et de Doiayo”, with the consent of “G. uxor mea”, by charter dated 1227[857].  "G. de Rupeforti miles" donated revenue to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “Chalonis filii mei”, by charter dated 1239[858].  "Guido et Elbo de Rupeforti milites" settled disputes with Châtelliers by charter dated 1235[859].  He is named in his son’s Dec 1247 charter quoted below.  m GUINNEHORDE, daughter of [PIERRE Maingot & his wife ---].  "Guydo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed donations to Châtelliers made by “Petro Maengoti antecessore meo...Gueignes Maengo pater Petri Maengoti...et Symon Maengo frater eius et Symon Maengo de Chauceroe consanguineus eius”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Guihennordis et filiorum meorum Kalonis et Mauritii”, by charter dated 1224[860].  Her presence in this charter, as well as the presence of her two sons, suggests that the property in question had been inherited by Guy from her family.  Maybe she was the daughter of Pierre Maingot.  "Guido de Rupeforti" guaranteed a treaty between Châtelliers abbey and “homines meos de Toscha et de Doiayo”, with the consent of “G. uxor mea”, by charter dated 1227[861].  Guy & his wife had two children: 

i)          CHALON de Rochefort (-after Mar 1276)"Guydo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed donations to Châtelliers made by “Petro Maengoti antecessore meo...Gueignes Maengo pater Petri Maengoti...et Symon Maengo frater eius et Symon Maengo de Chauceroe consanguineus eius”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Guihennordis et filiorum meorum Kalonis et Mauritii”, by charter dated 1224[862].  "G. de Rupeforti miles" donated revenue to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “Chalonis filii mei”, by charter dated 1239[863].  "Chalo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed that "dominus meus Guido de Rupeforti miles pater meus" had granted land at Saint-Maixent to “Guillelmo de Rupeforti”, who had donated it to the abbey, by charter dated Dec 1247[864]m ([1251/55?]) MARGUERITE de Tonnay-Charente, daughter of GEOFFROY [IV] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente & his wife --- de Mauléon...Kalo de Ruppeforti [ratione Margarete uxoris nostre, de castro et castellania de Broa]” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[865].  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, her husband received the châtellenie de Broue[866]

ii)         MAURICE de Rochefort .  "Guydo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed donations to Châtelliers made by “Petro Maengoti antecessore meo...Gueignes Maengo pater Petri Maengoti...et Symon Maengo frater eius et Symon Maengo de Chauceroe consanguineus eius”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Guihennordis et filiorum meorum Kalonis et Mauritii”, by charter dated 1224[867]

b)         EBLES de Rochefort (-after 1235).  "Kalo de Rupeforti" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "mei antecessores", with the consent of “Guido et Heblo milites filii mei...Hugo filius meus minor natu”, by charter dated 1226[868].  "Guido et Elbo de Rupeforti milites" settled disputes with Châtelliers by charter dated 1235[869]

c)         HUGUES de Rochefort .  "Kalo de Rupeforti" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "mei antecessores", with the consent of “Guido et Heblo milites filii mei...Hugo filius meus minor natu”, by charter dated 1226[870]

 

 

The parentage of Ebles [I] de Rochefort Seigneur d’Aubigny et de Faye has not been ascertained, but he may have been descended from the family of Chalon de Rochefort, shown above, in which the name Ebles was used.  The parentage of Ebles [II] Seigneur de Thors has not been ascertained either, but presumably he and his descendants were the heirs of Ebles [I] as Savary de Vivonne, grandson of Ebles [II], inherited Thors, Aubigny and Faye. 

 

1.         EBLES [I] de Rochefort (-after 15 Sep 1319).  Seigneur d’Aubigny et de Faye.  The abbot of Châtelliers and "Eblo de Rupeforti miles dominus de Albiniaco et de Faya" settled disputes regarding jurisdiction "ratione dominii de Faya et de Albiniaco" by charter dated 7 Jul 1294[871].  "Eblo de Ruppeforti" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "defuncti Kalo de Ruppeforti et Guydo de Ruppeforti antecessores mei" by charter dated 15 Sep 1319[872].  "Savari de Vivonne chevalier sire de Thors et d’Aubigné" withdrew difficulties relating to jurisdiction, accorded by “Ebles de Rochefort seigneur d’Aubigné et de Faye nostre prédécesseur” by charter dated 7 Jul 1294, in favour of the abbey of Châtelliers by charter dated 8 Feb 1337 (O.S.)[873]

 

2.         EBLES [II] de Rochefort .  Seigneur de Thors.  A charter dated to [1297] records that “dominus Esblo de Rupeforti dominus de Torcio” swore homage to the bishop of Angoulême, that after his death “Eblo junior filius suus” swore homage, and after the death of the latter “dominus Savaricus de Vivaona miles” who had married “sororem dicti Eblonis junioris[874]m ELEONORE Chabot, daughter of ---.  Ebles [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBLES [III] de Rochefort (-before [1297]).  A charter dated to [1297] records that “dominus Esblo de Rupeforti dominus de Torcio” swore homage to the bishop of Angoulême, that after his death “Eblo junior filius suus” swore homage, and after the death of the latter “dominus Savaricus de Vivaona miles” who had married “sororem dicti Eblonis junioris[875]

b)         ESCHIVE de Rochefort (after 1270-after 1307).  Dame de Thors.  A charter dated to [1297] records that “dominus Esblo de Rupeforti dominus de Torcio” swore homage to the bishop of Angoulême, that after his death “Eblo junior filius suus” swore homage, and after the death of the latter “dominus Savaricus de Vivaona miles” who had married “sororem dicti Eblonis junioris[876]m firstly [as his second wife,] SAVARY [II] de Vivonne Seigneur de Bougoin, son of HUGUES [I] de Vivonne & his wife --- (-[1302]).  m secondly ([1302/03]) as his first wife, MAURICE [V] de Belleville Seigneur de Montaigu, son of MAURICE [IV] de Belleville Seigneur de Montaigu & his first wife Sibylle de Châteaubriand (-after 1320). 

 

 

The parentage of Hugues [I] and his relationship, if any, with the other branches of the Rochefort family shown above have not been traced. 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Rochefort (-before 1218).  m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         HUGUES [II] de Rochefort (-after Sep 1236).  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed various donations to Châtelliers made by “pater eius Hugo de Rocaforti et Petrus Fortis, et Savarico de Granzaico, et filia eius” by charter dated 1212 (redated to 1218), in the presence of “...Petro de Rochaforti milite[877].  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" donated property “apud Issodunium” to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “P. de Rupeforti miles frater meus et Agnes filia ipsius Petri”, by charter dated 1227[878].  "Hugo de Rupeforti" donated property “apud Issodunium” to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “Agnes neptis mea filia Savarici de Rupeforti”, by charter dated 1233[879].  "Hugo de Rupeforti" donated “in decima de Exodunio...” to Châtelliers abbey by charter dated Sep 1226 (redated to 1236)[880].  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" acknowledged a debt to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “nepos meus dominus Willelmus de Cursaio miles et uxor mea A.”, by charter dated 1236[881].  His precise relationship with Guillaume de Courcy has not been traced.  m A---, daughter of ---.  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" acknowledged a debt to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “nepos meus dominus Willelmus de Cursaio miles et uxor mea A.”, by charter dated 1236[882]

b)         PIERRE de Rochefort (-[1227/36]).  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" confirmed various donations to Châtelliers made by “pater eius Hugo de Rocaforti et Petrus Fortis, et Savarico de Granzaico, et filia eius” by charter dated 1212 (redated to 1218), in the presence of “...Petro de Rochaforti milite[883].  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" donated property “apud Issodunium” to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “P. de Rupeforti miles frater meus et Agnes filia ipsius Petri”, by charter dated 1227[884].  He was deceased in the 126 charter of his widow quoted below.  m DENISE, daughter of ---.  "...Domine Dyonisie relicte de Petri de Rupeforti" confirmed donations made by her husband to Châtelliers abbey by charter dated 1236[885].  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

i)          AGNES de Rochefort .  "Hugo de Rupeforti miles" donated property “apud Issodunium” to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “P. de Rupeforti miles frater meus et Agnes filia ipsius Petri”, by charter dated 1227[886]

c)         [SAVARY de Rochefort .  He is named in the 1233 charter which names his daughter, although it is possible that “Savarici” in that document was an error for “Petri” and that the donor had only one niece named Agnes.  m ---.  The name of Savary’s wife is not known.  Savary & his wife had [one child]:]

i)          [AGNES de Rochefort .  "Hugo de Rupeforti" donated property “apud Issodunium” to Châtelliers abbey, with the consent of “Agnes neptis mea filia Savarici de Rupeforti”, by charter dated 1233[887].  It is possible that “Savarici” in this document was an error for “Petri” and that the donor had only one niece named Agnes.] 

 

 

 

M.     SEIGNEURS de TALMONT

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] (-16 Oct [1049/54]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][888].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 16 Oct of "Guillelmus princeps, pitenciam duplicem"[889]m AMELINE, daughter of ---.  Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[890]Guillaume [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] (-[1056/58]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][891]Seigneur de Talmont.  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[892].  "Willelmus minor" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "genitor meus" by charter dated 1056[893]Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[894]A charter dated 1058 records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi, dicti etiam Calvi, Thallemontis princeps", Guillaume VII Duke of Aquitaine confirmed donations to Talmont by charter dated 1058[895]m MELISENDE, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[896]Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[897].  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

i)          AMELINE .  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[898]

b)         PEPIN (-[1056/58]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][899].  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[900]Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[901]A charter dated 1058 records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi, dicti etiam Calvi, Thallemontis princeps", Guillaume VII Duke of Aquitaine confirmed donations to Talmont by charter dated 1058[902]

c)         ASCELINE (-[1092]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][903].  A charter dated to [1058/74] records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi Calvi" who built "Talemontem castrum", their successor was "Kadelo" who married "eorum sororem…Ascelinam" and records his donations to Talmont abbey "cum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" as well as other donations[904].  "Domina Ascelina", on her deathbed, donated property to Talmont by charter dated to [1092][905]m CADELON, son of --- (-10 Aug [1074/76]).  Seigneur de Talmont

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

i)          CLARISEIA (-after [1112]).  A charter dated to [1112] records that "Domina Ascelina" had granted property to Talmont abbey, that "Bernardus…Meschinus", married to "Clariseiam nepotem Asceline", had unjustly retained possession, and that "Willelmus Bernardi et Clariseie filius miles" had wished to redonate the land on his deathbed, and that this was done by "Clariseia"[906]m BERNARD Meschin, son of ---.  Bernard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME (-[1112]).  A charter dated to [1112] records that "Domina Ascelina" had granted property to Talmont abbey, that "Bernardus…Meschinus", married to "Clariseiam nepotem Asceline", had unjustly retained possession, and that "Willelmus Bernardi et Clariseie filius miles" had redonated the land on his deathbed[907]

 

 

Four siblings: 

1.         CADELON (-10 Aug [1074/76])Seigneur de Talmont.  The Tabularius Vindocinense records that "miles…Cadolo dictus de Talamonte" claimed "medietatem ecclesiarum et decima de Olona" donated by "Agnes comitissa" to the monastery of Vendôme, recorded in a charter dated 1068[908].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 10 Aug of "Cadelo princeps"[909]m ASCELINE, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Talmont & his wife --- (-[1092]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][910].  A charter dated to [1058/74] records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi Calvi" who built "Talemontem castrum", their successor was "Kadelo" who married "eorum sororem…Ascelinam" and records his donations to Talmont abbey "cum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" as well as other donations[911].  "Domina Ascelina", on her deathbed, donated property to Talmont by charter dated to [1092][912].  Cadelon & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] (-[1076/78]).  A charter dated to [1058/74] records donations by "Kadelocum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" to Talmont[913].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][914]

b)         PEPIN (-[1100/05]).  A charter dated to [1058/74] records donations by "Kadelocum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" to Talmont[915].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][916]Seigneur de Talmont.  An undated charter records donations to Marmoutier after Normannus de Talemundo” died and “Pipinus [...filio Kadilonis] successit ei in honorem[917].  "Dominus Pipinus filius et heres domini Cadelonis" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey by "avunculus suus Willelmus" by charter dated to [1095][918]

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         NORMAN de Mourenel (-[1076/78]).  Nephew of Cadelon Seigneur de Talmont, the following charters suggest that he was accepted as Seigneur de Talmont during the minority of Cadelon’s sons after he died.  "Normannus de Mourenel" donated property to Talmont for the soul of "avunculi mei Cadelonis" by charter dated to [1076][919].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][920]

3.         [DODELIN .  It is not known whether his son Renaud’s relationship with Kadelon Seigneur de Talmont was through his father or his mother.  m ---.  The name of Dodelin’s wife is not known.]  Dodelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         RENAUD (-after [1084]).  "Rainaldus filius Dodelini" reached agreement with Talmont abbey regarding a donation, for the soul of "Kadelonis avunculi sui", by charter dated to [1094][921]

4.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  A charter dated to [1092/1115] records dispute between Talmont abbey and "Gaufridus de Malo Leone, nepos Kadelonis" over donations made for the soul of "domini Kadelonis avunculi sui"[922]

 

 

1.         GOSCELIN (-after [1112]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  No indication has been found in the primary sources so far consulted of the relationship, if any, between Pépin Seigneur de Talmont and Goscelin.  "Goscellinus dominus hujus castri [Talmont]" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey by "dominus Pipinus" by charter dated to [1105][923].  "Goscellinus Talemondi dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "filius meus Willelmus", by charter dated to [1112][924]m ---.  The name of Goscelin’s wife is not known.  Goscelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Lezay (-[1135]).  "Goscellinus Talemondi dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "filius meus Willelmus", by charter dated to [1112][925].  "Willelmus de Lezayaco Talemonensis castri dominus", on his deathbed, donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1135][926]

 

 

 

N.      SEIGNEURS de TONNAY-CHARENTE

 

 

1.         MASCELIN [I] de Tonnay-Charente  ["Masselinus" donated "molendinum...super fluvium Arnonis" to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [980][927].  It is uncertain whether the donor was the same person as Mascelin [I].]  A charter dated 1090 records that "Gaufredus de Tauniaco" founded the abbey of Tonnay-Charente, where "atavus eius...Masselinus" had founded "eclesia beatæ Mariæ semper Virginis infra Tauniacenses muros"[928].  As the term “atavus” could be used in the general sense of “ancestor”, the precise family relationship between Mascelin [I] and Geoffroy [I] cannot be ascertained with certainty. 

 

2.         MASCELIN [II] de Tonnay-Charente (-after 1047).  A charter dated 1047, subscribed by “...Otgerii de Tauniaco, Alboini de altero Tauniaco...”, records that "Goffridus comes et uxor mea Agnes" [Geoffroy [II] Comte d’Anjou] founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated property, including a sum of money “de Macelino Tauniaci domino”, a second charter recording the actual donation of “partem Mascelini de Tauniaco[929]

 

3.         OGIER de Tonnay[-Charente] (-after 1047).  A charter dated 1047, subscribed by “...Otgerii de Tauniaco, Alboini de altero Tauniaco...”, records that "Goffridus comes et uxor mea Agnes" [Geoffroy [II] Comte d’Anjou] founded Notre-Dame de Saintes[930].  One of the subscribers was presumably associated with Tonnay-Charente.  The “other” Tonnay has not been identified. 

 

4.         ALBOIN de Tonnay[-Charente] (-after 1047).  A charter dated 1047, subscribed by “...Otgerii de Tauniaco, Alboini de altero Tauniaco...”, records that "Goffridus comes et uxor mea Agnes" [Geoffroy [II] Comte d’Anjou] founded Notre-Dame de Saintes[931].  One of the subscribers was presumably associated with Tonnay-Charente.  The “other” Tonnay has not been identified. 

 

5.         --- de Tonnay-Charente .  The name of Geoffroy’s father is not known.  He was presumably one of the individuals named above.  m TESSIE, daughter of --- (-before 1090).  She is named (when deceased) as mother of Geoffroy [I] in the 1090 charter quoted below.  [Three] children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [I] de Tonnay-Charente ([before 1050]-after [1100/07]).  "Gaufredi militis de Tauniaco" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Tonnay-Charente by charter dated 1068, subscribed by "...Airardi fratris eius"[932].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was a young adult at the time of this donation, assuming that the donor was the same Geoffroy who is named in the later charters quoted below.  A charter dated 1090 records that "Gaufredus de Tauniaco" founded the abbey of Tonnay-Charente, where "atavus eius...Masselinus" had founded "eclesia beatæ Mariæ semper Virginis infra Tauniacenses muros", donated property including “viridarium de La Maresella...et molendinum de La Bessa...quemadmodum Tessia mater eius tenuit et habuit dum vixerit”, and donated the abbey to Saint-Jean d'Angély, in the presence of “Hugo...de Surgeriis, Albuinus de Rocaforti...[933]Gaufridus de Tauniaco et filius meus Mascelinus” settled a dispute with Saintes Notre-Dome concerning "juris...in ecclesia de Valenziaco" by charter dated to [1097-99][934]Gaufridus Tauniacensis” donated "nemus de Burle" to Saintes Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Gauvanno filio suo...quod aliis absentibus filiis”, by charter dated to [1100-07][935]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

i)          MASCELIN [III] ([1070/75]-after [1103-31]).  Gaufridus de Tauniaco et filius meus Mascelinus” settled a dispute with Saintes Notre-Dome concerning "juris...in ecclesia de Valenziaco" by charter dated to [1097-99][936].  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his father shown above.  "Benedictus cum uxore mea..." donated property "in pago Santonico extra mœnia Talniaco" to Notre-Dame de Tonnay-Charente by charter dated to [1103-31], subscribed by “Benedicti, uxoris suæ, Macelini, Ligerii fratris sui, Joannis[937].  It appears likely that the third subscriber was Mascelin [III]. 

ii)         [OGIER de Tonnay-Charente .  "Benedictus cum uxore mea..." donated property "in pago Santonico extra mœnia Talniaco" to Notre-Dame de Tonnay-Charente by charter dated to [1103-31], subscribed by “Benedicti, uxoris suæ, Macelini, Ligerii fratris sui, Joannis[938].  If, as appears likely, the third subscriber was Mascelin [III], the fourth subscriber was his brother.  “Ligerii” may represent a mistranscription for a name more closely resembling Ogier, the name of an earlier supposed family member (see above).]  . 

iii)        son(s) .  The existence of another son or sons is confirmed by the charter dated to [1100-07] under which Gaufridus Tauniacensis” donated "nemus de Burle" to Saintes Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Gauvanno filio suo...quod aliis absentibus filiis[939]

iv)       GAUVAIN (-after [1100-07]).  Gaufridus Tauniacensis” donated "nemus de Burle" to Saintes Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Gauvanno filio suo...quod aliis absentibus filiis”, by charter dated to [1100-07][940].  The wording of this charter suggests that Gauvain was his father’s youngest son whose would not otherwise have been required if his older brothers has been present.  same person as...?  GAUVAIN (-after 1139).  “...Galvagnus de Taunaio...” was one of the judges in a dispute between Vendôme Sainte-Trinité and Vulgrin Comte d’Angoulême, recorded in a charter dated 1131[941].  A charter dated 1139 confirmed property of the Templars at La Rochelle, including “molendinos...apud Rochellam” donated by “Isembertus de Castro Julii in vita sui” and claimed by “Ganganus de Tauniaco[942]

b)         ERARD (-after 1068).  "Gaufredi militis de Tauniaco" confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Tonnay-Charente by charter dated 1068, subscribed by "...Airardi fratris eius"[943]

c)         [MASCELIN (-after 1096).  Monk and prior at Tonnay Saint-Gildas: "Mascelinum monachum, sancti Gildasii priorem apud castrum Talniaci" restored "ecclesiam sancti Gaudencii" to Saint-Maixent, to which it had been donated by “Arnulfo Sanctonensi episcopo cum concessione Ugonis domini Rocafortis”, by charter dated 1096, which also records that in the same year “Ebulonem filium Goffredi domini Rocafortis, qua infirmitate vivens” became a monk and died, after which “mater eius Ausiria cum filiis suis Gofredi...Guilelmo et Mauricio” donated property to Saint-Maixent[944].  His name and the connection with Tonnay suggest that Mascelin was a member of the Tonnay-Charente family.  The chronology suggests that he may have been another brother of Geoffroy [I].] 

 

 

The parentage of Geoffroy [II] has not been ascertained.  The chronology suggests a missing generation between him and Mascelin [III] who is shown above. 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] de Tonnay-Charente (-after [1185/86]).  Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente and his wife Aline granted navigation rights on the Charente to Dalon abbey, for masses for his first wife, by charter dated 24 Jan 1179 (O.S.)[945].  Geoffroy was named with Eléonore d’Aquitaine at Alençon [1185/86][946].  He is named as the late father of Gauvin de Tonnay-Charente in the latter’s charter dated Apr 1230 quoted below.  m firstly ---.  Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente and his wife Aline granted navigation rights on the Charente to Dalon abbey, for masses for his first wife, by charter dated 24 Jan 1179 (O.S.)[947]m secondly (before 24 Jan 1180) ALINE, daughter of ---.  Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente and his wife Aline granted navigation rights on the Charente to Dalon abbey by charter dated 24 Jan 1179 (O.S.)[948].  Geoffroy [II] & his [second] wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [III] de Tonnay-Charente ([1170/80]-before [Feb/Mar] [1220/21]).  His parentage is confirmed by his son Hugues being named “nevou” of Gauvin de Tonnay-Charente, Geoffroy [III]’s younger brother (see below), in the latter’s charter dated Apr 1230 quoted below.  The name of one of his granddaughters “Aline” suggests that Geoffroy [III] was born from his father’s second marriage.  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his second son.  “Gaufridi de Talniaco filii Gaufridi” donated oysters in the Rhône to the monks of Vendôme at Saint-Aignant, with the consent of “uxor illius et fratres”, by charter dated 1204[949].  His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of the family. His name is confirmed by the petitions dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242 cited below.  His date of death is indicated by the following document: the mayor and commune of Niort wrote to King Henry III, dated Feb/Mar 1220 (O.S.?), notifying the death of certain persons including “le comte d’Eu, monseigneur Porteclie, messeigneurs Geoffroy du Taunay, A. de Rochefort, Pans de Mirebeau et monseigneur Ceebranz Chaboz” leaving heirs “qui sont en bas âge[950]m (before 1204) ALMODIS Dame de Didonne, daughter of ---.  “Alenordis dame de Didonne” donated land and revenue “à prendre sur ses mates du Piagu” to Notre-Dame d’Arvert, with the consent of “son mari Guillaume [error for Geoffroy?] de Talniaci”, by charter dated 1218[951].  Geoffroy [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUGUES de Tonnay-Charente (-[7 Sep 1232/Feb 1244]).  “Hugone de Tauniaco” donated “eleemosynariam in pago Alnisiensi” to Saintes by charter dated 1221[952].  “Nobile viro Hugone de Talniaco” donated the appointment of the prior of Trizay and rights “in bosco suo...le Chafer” to Chaise-Dieu by charter dated 1226[953]Seigneur de Tonnay-CharenteSeigneur de Montandre, de Royan et de Didonne: “Hugo de Talniaco dominus Montis Andronis et de Roiano et de Didonia” swore allegiance to “Hugo de Leziniaco comes Marche et Engolismi” by charter dated 8 Apr 1227[954]Aimeris Acharies et...” donated property to the Knights Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “sire Hugue de Taunai”, by charter dated Apr 1229[955].  “Gauvaings de Taunay-Charente chevaliers fils fahu Jofre daudit Taunay-Charente” donated property to the Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “Hugues seignor de ceo meisme Taunay mon nevou”, by charter dated Apr 1230 [Apr 1242 in heading, which is unexplained][956].  “Hugo de Talniaco Carentonensi dominus de Talniaco de Didona et de Roiano” granted part of the duties from the port of Royan to “Gaufrido Vigerii de Faia militi” by charter dated 1232[957].  A charter dated [end Jun/early Jul] 1257 recalls donations made by “Hugone...D. de Talniaco super Carantonum” to Trizay priory in 1232[958].  “Hugo de Talniaco dominus Didonie et Talniacy” granted rights to “domus fratrum milicie templi des Espaux” by charter dated 7 Sep 1232[959]

ii)         GEOFFROY [IV] de Tonnay-Charente ([1200/05]-[30 Jun 1267/25 Nov 1269])His family relationship with Hugues is confirmed by the charter dated [Feb] 1244 quoted below.  Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente

-         see below

iii)        MATHILDE de Tonnay-Charente (-after 19 Jun 1243).  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III and stated that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[960].  A charter dated 19 Jun 1243 ordered restitution to “Maud late the wife of Senebrun de la Sparr” of rent which “Geoffroy de Talneo” gave with her his daughter “in marriage to the said Senebrun[961]m SENEBRUN [III] Seigneur de Lesparre, son of AYQUELM-GUILHEM [II] Seigneur de Lesparre & his wife --- (-[25 May/2 Jun] 1242). 

b)         GAUVAIN de Tonnay-Charente (-after 3 Jun 1242).  “Gauvaings de Taunay-Charente chevaliers fils fahu Jofre daudit Taunay-Charente” donated property to the Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “Hugues seignor de ceo meisme Taunay mon nevou”, by charter dated Apr 1230 [Apr 1242 in heading][962].  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III and stated that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[963]m ---.  The name of Gauvain’s wife is not known.  Gauvain & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALINE de Tonnay-Charente (-after Apr 1260)Aeline fille fahu Monsire Gauvain de Taunay femme de Monsire Hugo de Surgeres chevalier” sold property to Fontevraud, with the consent of her husband, by charter dated Apr 1260[964]m HUGUES de Surgères, son of GUILLAUME [V] Maingot Seigneur de Surgères & his wife Sibylle --- (-after Apr 1268). 

c)         son(s) (-after 1204).  The existence of at least one other son is confirmed by the following document: “Gaufridi de Talniaco filii Gaufridi” donated oysters in the Rhône to the monks of Vendôme at Saint-Aignant, with the consent of “uxor illius et fratres”, by charter dated 1204[965]

 

 

GEOFFROY [IV] de Tonnay-Charente, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente & his wife Almodis Dame de Didonne ([1200/05]-[30 Jun 1267/25 Nov 1269]).  His family relationship with Hugues is confirmed by the charter dated [Feb] 1244 quoted below.  His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of the family.  Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente.  Geoffroy [brother of Hugues] donated rights to hunt game to Trizay priory by undated charter[966].  Seigneur de Didonne.  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III stating that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[967].  “Gaufridus de Talniaco dominus eiusdem loci et de Dydonnia” relinquished customary rights in the port of Royan, and a debt owed by “dominus Hugo de Talniaco defunctus quondam frater noster” to the citizens of Pons, in favour of “Reginaudo domino de Ponte” by charter dated [Feb] 1244, confirmed by charter dated [late Jan/early Feb] 1247[968].  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[969].  “Hue de Gaumant chatelain de Xaintes”, responsible for distributing the succession of feu…Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier”, assigns the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[970].  The extract of this document is evidently incomplete as it includes no reference to property distributed to other heirs.  Alphonse Comte de Poitou refers to “expoliacionis facte per fidelem nostrum Gaufridum dominum de Talniaco in terra sua de...peccunie...mercatorum de Ymbernia” in a charter dated 30 Jun 1267[971]

m ([1225/30]) --- de Mauléon, daughter of SAVARY de Mauléon & his first wife Bellassez [de Pareds] (before [1215]-before 23 Mar [1250/51]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document which names her husband (on behalf of his daughters) as one joint heir of her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[972].  The date of her marriage is estimated very approximately to [1225/30] to test the chronology of the Tonnay-Charente family.  Her absence from Part (1) of this document suggests that she was deceased at the time and may have pre-deceased her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon. 

Geoffroy [IV] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JEANNE de Tonnay-Charente (-7 Jan 1264).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated 1291 which records that her son "messire Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne d’Angles dame de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of his brother Foucaud[973].  Her parentage is confirmed precisely by the charter dated 30 Mar 1276 relating to the inheritance of Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier” and records the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[974]The estimated date of her marriage is suggested by her having given birth to eight children before she died as well as the estimated birth date of her husband.  “Aymeris viscons de Rochechechaward e Johana sa femme” transferred their part in the inheritance of [her maternal grandfather] “fau Savari de Meileon, ayné a mai Johene, e Ro son fil de Mauleon” to “li nobles homes Aymeris viscons de Thoarz”, part taken “chescun an après la mort Amable femme fau Savari de Mauleon”, referring to “la partie de iceles qui sont serors à moi Johana devant dite”, by charter dated Oct 1254[975].  Another version of the same document is inaccurate (“Aimeris viscons de Rochechouarde, et Johanna sa femme” sharing the inheritance of "feu Savary de Mauléon, aîné à moi Johan, as le fils de Mauléon dans quas choses, li nobles homos", naming “Aymeris viscons de Thouars, et de l’hommaige fait au camp de Poictiers...[976]).  Yet another summary of the same document also does not reflect the original: Aimery Vicomte de Rochechouart et Jeanne de Mauléon sa femme” renounced rights in the succession of “Savary de Mauléon frère aîné de Jeanne et de Raoul fils de Savary” in favour of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, in return for annual income, by charter dated Oct 1254[977].  The problem with this charter is interpreting the correct meaning of the phrase “ayné a mai Johene”.  One possibility is that “ayné” indicates that Savary was the older brother of Jeanne, but this appears chronologically impossible if the date of Jeanne’s marriage is correctly estimated and considering that Savary’s father was deceased in [1212].  A more likely possibility is that “ayné” was intended to mean direct ancestor, similar to “aïeul”.  A third possibility is that words, elucidating the sense, were omitted from the document.  Loquet, in the late 19th century, indicated that Vicomte Aimery [IX] married firstly “Jeanne de Mauléon, sœur aînée de Savari [de Mauléon]”, of whom he was widower at the time of the Jul 1253 charter (see above under her mother)[978].  Considering the chronology of the Mauléon family this is impossible and presumably represents a misinterpretation of the phrase “ayné à mai Johene” in the Oct 1254 charter.  It is clear from the charters dated Jul 1253 and Oct 1254 that the same wife of Aimery is referred to: part (1) of the Jul 1253 charter shows that she was alive at the death of Raoul de Mauléon, Part (2) of the same document shows that she was still alive because her husband is not named on behalf of his children (in contrast to the case of Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente), and the charter dated Oct 1254 records the Mauléon ancestry of Amaury’s living wife.  An epitaph records the death “in octavia Epiphaniæ” in 1263 (presumably O.S.) of "dominæ Johannæ de Tonsis super Charentam, vice-comitissa de Rupe-Cavardi"[979]m ([1251]) as his first wife, AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges (after [1225/28]-[Apr 1284/Dec 1288], bur Terzay).  “Hemericus vicecomes Rupiscavardi [...ratione liberorum nostrorum ex Johanna filia quondam dicti G. susceptorum de castro et castellania Talniaci], Fulco de Mathasio, Bartholomeus de Haia [...pro liberis nostris ex Aelina filia quondam dicti G. susceptis, de castro et castellania de Didonia], Kalo de Ruppeforti [ratione Margarete uxoris nostre, de castro et castellania de Broa], Guillermus Chevini, milites, Humbertus Guidonis scutifer, Alnodis filia quondam defuncti Gaufridi de Thalniaco militis [...de castro et castellania de Monte Andronis]” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse, naming “dominum Gaufridum de Castro Briandi, dominum Pontium de Mirabello, dominum Urvosium de Rociaco, milites” as guarantors, by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[980].  The arrangements for the succession were still unresolved 11 Apr 1273 when a charter confirmed fishing rights to Monstierneuf priory granted by “Gaufredi quondam domini de Talniaco deffuncti...Hugone domino quondam de Talniaco cuius idem Gaufredus heres extitit”, the prior promising to deliver confirmation to “exequtoribus vel heredibus dicti Gaufredi[981].  The final settlement was dated Mar 1276, when Hugues de Caumont châtelain de Saintes confirmed the division of the châtellenie of Tonnay into seven equal parts[982]

2.         --- de Tonnay-Charente (-before Mar 1276).  The identity of her husband is suggested by the following document: “...Fulco de Mathasio...” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[983].  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, her son Robert de Matha received the châtellenie de Royan, which formed the western part of the previous châtellenie de Didonne[984]m ([1251/52]) FOULQUES [I] de Matha Seigneur de Matha, son of [ROBERT [I] [de Matha] “de Sablé” & his wife Mathe ---] (-[before Mar 1276]). 

3.         ALINE de Tonnay-Charente (-before 25 Nov 1269).  “...Bartholomeus de Haia [...pro liberis nostris ex Aelina filia quondam dicti G. susceptis, de castro et castellania de Didonia]” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse, naming “dominum Gaufridum de Castro Briandi, dominum Pontium de Mirabello, dominum Urvosium de Rociaco, milites” as guarantors by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[985].  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, her husband received the châtellenie de Didonne, which consisted of the eastern part of the previous châtellenie de Didonne[986]m BARTHELEMY de la Haye, son of --- (-after Mar 1276). 

4.         MARGUERITE de Tonnay-Charente ...Kalo de Ruppeforti [ratione Margarete uxoris nostre, de castro et castellania de Broa]” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[987].  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, her husband received the châtellenie de Broue[988]m ([1251/55?]) CHALON de Rochefort, son of GUY de Rochefort & his wife Guinnehorde --- (-after Mar 1276).  

5.         --- de Tonnay-Charente...Guillermus Chevini, milites...” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[989].  Duguet provides no information relating to her husband’s share under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276[990]m GUILLAUME Chevin, son of ---. 

6.         --- de Tonnay-Charente...Humbertus Guidonis scutifer...” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[991].  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, her husband received most of the family land situated south of the river Charente, forming a châtellenie known later as “les Fontaines de Beurlay”[992]m HUMBERT Guy, son of --- (-after Mar 1276). 

7.         ALMODIS de Tonnay-Charente ([before 1254]-)...Alnodis filia quondam defuncti Gaufridi de Thalniaco militis [...de castro et castellania de Monte Andronis]” agreed the repurchase of assets of “predicti Gaufridi” with Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse by letters dated 25 Nov 1269[993].  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that she was emancipated at that time, as she was not represented in the document by a guardian.  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum...Guido primogenitus suus" married firstly "Amissiam filiam Echivati de Cabanisio" during the lifetime of his father and after her death "Almodiam filiam Gaufredi de Thouvaz"[994].  Baluze suggests that “Thouvaz”, interpreted by earlier authors including Duchesne as “Thouars”, should indicate “Tonnay”, highlighting the charter dated 1298 cited below under this couple’s daughters[995].  Assuming that he is correct, “Geoffroy de Thouars” and his wife “Marguerite de Tonnay-Charente”, recorded as parents of Almodis, never existed.  Under the settlement of her father’s inheritance dated Mar 1276, the “seigneur de Montendre” received the châtellenie de Montendre[996]m (before Mar 1276) as his second wife, GUY de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [VII] Vicomte de Comborn & his first wife Marie de Limoges (-before 1284).  He succeeded his father in 1277 as Vicomte de Comborn

 

 

According to Blanchard, the following were seigneurs de Tonnay-Boutonne[997]

 

1.         RAOUL de Tonnay (-after 7 Apr 1206).  Seigneur de TonnayRadulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[998].  Seigneur de Luçon.  The testament of “Radulphus de Taunyaco miles et dominus Lucionensis”, dated 7 Apr 1206, bequeathed property to Boisgrolland[999]m ---.  The name of Raoul’s wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had three children: 

a)         RAOUL (-before 1217).  “Radulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[1000].  “Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco eiusdem castri de Macheco et de Luciono domina” confirmed a settlement of a dispute between “Johannem de Alnisio hominem abbatis Lucionensis” and “fratres Mosse Judei...” concerning property “in manu avunculi mei nobilis viri Radulfi de Tauniaco junioris tunc temporis domini de Lucionio” acquired “tempore avi mei Radulfi de Tauniaco senioris”,  by charter dated 1217[1001]

b)         GUILLAUME (-before 1217).  “Radulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[1002]

c)         ELEONORE de Tonnay (-before 1217).  Heiress of Luçon.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which [her daughter] “Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco eiusdem castri de Macheco et de Luciono domina” confirmed a settlement of a dispute between “Johannem de Alnisio hominem abbatis Lucionensis” and “fratres Mosse Judei...” concerning property “in manu avunculi mei nobilis viri Radulfi de Tauniaco junioris tunc temporis domini de Lucionio” acquired “tempore avi mei Radulfi de Tauniaco senioris[1003]"Bernardus dominus Machecoli" donated property to the priory of Saint-Lazare near Machecoul, with the consent of "Aenord femme de Bernard, Raoul, Bernard et Béatrix ses enfants", by charter dated 1185[1004]m BERNARD de Machecoul, son of RAOUL Seigneur de Rays & his wife Marie Talevat (-17 Mar [1212]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    THOUARS

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES de THOUARS

 

 

The earliest reference so far identified to a vicomté of Thouars dates to 833: “Deodatus” donated “mansum...in pago Pictavo in vicecomitatu Toarcensi in villa...Boscum” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated Dec 833[1005].  Thouars was referred to as a county in two 9th century charters.  Pépin I King of Aquitaine restored "in comitatu Toarcinse villam Tordiniaco" to Jumièges abbey by charter dated 23 Apr 838[1006].  Charles II “le Chauve” King of the West Franks donated various properties located “in comitatu Pictavorum sive Toarcensium sive Herbadilici” to the monks of Saint-Philibert by charter dated Jan 854[1007].  No reference has been identified to any “comte” at Thouars during this period.  The first reference to a vicomte de Thouars dates to 876 (see below).  Thereafter the vicomté played a prominent part in the history of the county of Poitou until the late-14th century.  The family relationships in the first two generations set out below are as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1008].  However, the brothers Savary [II] and Aimery [II] are the first for whom a definite relationship is specified in the primary sources so far identified. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] (-after Aug 876).  Vicomte [de Thouars].  "...Gaufredi vice-comitis..." subscribed the charter dated Aug 876 under which "Rabaldus" donated property at Rigné to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1009]

 

 

Three probable brothers: 

1.         AIMERY [I] (-[934]).  "Aimericus vicecomes et advocatus sancti Maxentii" claimed the return of property to the abbey from "Godobaldus et Ermenbertus" by charter dated 28 Apr 925[1010].  A charter dated 12 May 926 confirmed the rights of Tours Saint-Martin over property "in...pago Thoarcinse...in Curciaco villa...in villam Orbiacum...", before "Domn. Ebolum comitem et Domn. Aimericum vice-comitem...et dominus Sauaricum Thoarcensium vicecomitem"[1011].  "Aimeric vicecomitis, Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Agodinus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 929 or 930[1012].  "Aimericus vicecomes et uxor mea Arimburgis" donated property "in pago Pictavo…in villa…Cavaniacus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [930][1013]m AREMBURGIS, daughter of ---.  "Aremburgis vicecomitissa" donated property to St Cyprien "Aimerici sui senioris iam ab luce subducti" by charter dated [934][1014].  "Aremburgis vicecomitissa" donated property to St Cyprien "in commemorationem domni Aimerici senioris mei" by charter dated [13 Jul 933/12 Jul 934][1015]

2.         SAVARY [I] (-after 12 May 926, maybe after 929/30).  Vicomte de Thouars.  "Aimericus vicecomes et advocatus sancti Maxentii" claimed the return of property to the abbey from "Godobaldus et Ermenbertus" by charter dated 28 Apr 925 subscribed by "Heldegarii vicecomiti, Saverici vicecomiti…Kadœlonis"[1016], although the document does not specify any relationship between Savary and Aimery.  A charter dated 12 May 926 confirmed the rights of Tours Saint-Martin over property "in...pago Thoarcinse...in Curciaco villa...in villam Orbiacum...", before "Domn. Ebolum comitem et Domn. Aimericum vice-comitem...et dominus Sauaricum Thoarcensium vicecomitem"[1017].  ["Aimeric vicecomitis, Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Agodinus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 929 or 930[1018].  It is not known whether this document refers to Savary [I] or Savary [II].] 

3.         ADEMAR .  Abbot of Saint-Maixent and Redon 903/25.  The primary source which confirms his relationship to Aimery [I] and Savary [I] has not been identified. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         AIMERY [II] (-after [955/56], maybe after Jul 978).  Vicomte de Thouars.  Vicomte Aimery donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-de-Bonneval-lès-Thouars, with the consent of "Aliénor ou Hardouine sa femme", by charter dated 955[1019].  "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici fratris sui" subscribed the donation by "Frotbaudus sacerdos" of property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Orioni" to St Cyprien by charter dated [955/56][1020].  "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [975/1000] under which "Berengerius…ex parte Rorgonis consanguinei sui" donated property to St Cyprien[1021].  "...Aymerici vice-comitis..." subscribed the charter dated Jul 978 under which "Ucbertus et uxor mea...Melescenda" donated property “in condita Toarcinse, in vicaria Toarcinse, in villa...Lusiaco” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1022]m [firstly] ELEONORE [Hardouine], daughter of --- (-after 955). Vicomte Aimery donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-de-Bonneval-lès-Thouars, with the consent of "Aliénor ou Hardouine sa femme", by charter dated 955[1023].  [m secondly HILDEGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Lotharius rex Francorum" issued a charter dated 19 Jan 973 which names "Aymericus Thoarcensis vicecomitis et uxori suæ Hildegardi"[1024].  It is not known whether this document refers to Vicomte Aimery [II] or another vicomte of the same name.] 

2.         SAVARY [II] (-after [955/56]).  Vicomte de Thouars.  ["Aimeric vicecomitis, Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Agodinus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 929 or 930[1025].  It is not known whether this document refers to Savary [I] or Savary [II].]  "Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Tetelo episcopus in via domni Froterii episcopi" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 936[1026].  "Guillelmus…Pictavorum comes palacii" granted property to "Hostreni uxorique eius Aldesindim", at the request of "Savaricus…vicecomes et vassallus suus Elias", by charter dated Jan 942, signed by "Savarici vicecomiti, Fulco vicecomiti…"[1027].  "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici fratris sui" subscribed the donation by "Frotbaudus sacerdos" of property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Orioni" to St Cyprien by charter dated [955/56][1028]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ARBERT [I] (-before Jan 987)Vicomte de Thouars.  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Arberti vicecomiti…"[1029]

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2.         SAVARY (-after [994/95]).  The following document confirms that Savary was the brother of Arbert [I], assuming that the term “avunculus” can be interpreted in the sense of paternal uncle: "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1030]

 

 

ARBERT [I] de Thouars, son of --- (-before Jan 987)Vicomte de Thouars.  "Arberti vicecomitis, Cadelomis vicecomitis, Airaldi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 951 under which "Willelmus Dux rectorque Aquitaniorum" donated serfs to Angers Saint-Jean[1031].  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Arberti vicecomiti…"[1032].  "Aimericus et uxor sua…Milesenda" sold "salina mea…in pago Alieninse in marisco…Truncca" to "Mainardi vicecomes et coniux sua Rixenda" by charter dated Feb 957 or 960, signed by "…Arbertus vicecomes, Hadelus vicecomes…"[1033].  "Arberti vicecomiti..." subscribed the charter dated Aug 964 under which "Israel" donated property “in condita Toarcensi in villa Regniaco” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1034].  "…Arberti vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[1035].  "Adraldo vicecomes, Arbertus vicecomes, Kadeloni vicecomes…" subscribed the charter dated Jan 969 under which "Wilelmus…Aquitaniensium dux et cœnobii…Hylarii abbas" donated property to "Mainardo", at the request of "patruus noster domnus Ebolus, sancte Lemovicensis sedis episcopus atque…beati Hylarii archiclavus"[1036].  Lothaire King of the West Franks granted property, which had previously belonged to “Aymericus Thoarcensis”, to “Arberto Thoarcensi vicecomiti et uxori suæ Hildegardi” for life by charter dated 19 Jan 973 (presumably O.S.)[1037].  Aldéarde donated property for the soul of her husband by charter dated Jan 987[1038]

m (before [970]) as her first husband, ALDEARDE d'Aulnay, daughter of CADELON [II] Vicomte d'Aulnay & his first wife Sénégonde --- (-after [1015/20]).  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to the Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[1039], "Aldeardis" presumably referring to her daughter.  Lothaire King of the West Franks granted property, which had previously belonged to “Aymericus Thoarcensis”, to “Arberto Thoarcensi vicecomiti et uxori suæ Hildegardi” for life by charter dated 19 Jan 973 (presumably O.S.)[1040].  Aldéarde donated property for the soul of her husband by charter dated Jan 987[1041].  "Audeardis et filii meum" returned property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 13 May 988 which refers to the burial of "Arbertum seniorem meum" and was subscribed by "…Aimerici filii sui…"[1042].  "…Hildegardis matris eius…" subscribed the charter dated [994/95] under which "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur[1043].  She married secondly (before 13 May 988) as his second wife, Arnaud "Mancer" Comte d'AngoulêmeThe primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the following document, which also confirms her parentage.  "Aldegardis comptissa" donated property "in Niortinse juxta ecclesiam Sancti Gaudentii" to Nouaillé, for the souls of "Kadeloni genitrice meo et…Senegundis genetrici mea…et…Arberti vicecomitis et…Arnaldi comitis", by charter dated Jan 988 or 992[1044].  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1045].  An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bourgueil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Vuillelmus Pictavorum comes…Rodulfus vicecomes et uxor eius [not named] et mater eius Heldiardis et Gosfredus frater eius"[1046].  "Vicecomes Gaufredus" donated property "Flaheziacus sicuti fecerat avunculus meus et antecessor Radulfus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1015/20] subscribed by "Willelmi comitis, Aldeardis vicecomitisse"[1047]

Arbert [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         AIMERY [III] (-before 1000).  "Audeardis et filii meum" returned property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 13 May 988 which refers to the burial of "Arbertum seniorem meum" and was subscribed by "…Aimerici filii sui…"[1048]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[1049].  "…Aimerici vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Dec 992 under which "Willelmus Aquitanorum comes et dux et uxor mea Hemma et filius noster equivocus Willelmus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[1050].  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1051].  "…Aimericus Toarcensis vicecomes" signed the charter dated 998 under which "Buchardus comes et eius filius Parisiensis episcopus Rainaldus" confirmed a donation of revenue to Marmoutier by "vassallus…Dodo"[1052]m ELOISE, daughter of ---.  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1053].  Aimery [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ARBERT (-[before 1000]).  Imbert names Arbert “[qui] paraît être mort avant son père” as the son of Aimery [III] and his first wife[1054].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         SAVARY [III] (-after 1003).  Vicomte de Thouars.  "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [975/1000] under which "Berengerius…ex parte Rorgonis consanguinei sui" donated property to St Cyprien[1055].  "Savarici vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Willelmus dux Aquitanorum" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [990/1004][1056].  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1057].  "Savarici vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated to [997] under which "Aymericus" sold property to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1058].  A charter dated to [1000] records that "Cadelus" donated property "in villa...Buziaco" to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes about Thouars Saint-Jacques, confirmed on his burial by “Eboli filio eius”, subscribed by “...Savarici vice-comitis...[1059].  "...Savarici vicecomitis, Gaufredi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 1003 under which "Guillelmus Aquitanorum Dux, Pictavorum comes" donated property to Bourgueil[1060]m ---.  The name of Savary's wife is not known.  Savary [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GEOFFROY [II] (-after [1055]).  His parentage is indicated by the charter dated to [1004/15] under which [his paternal uncle] "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor sua Aremburgis cognominibatur Ascelina et filius eorum Aimericus" donated property to St Cyprien, subscribed by "Gaufredi nepotis sui, Gaufredi fratris sui, Tetbaudi filii Radulfi"[1061]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Vicecomes Gaufredus" donated property "Flaheziacus sicuti fecerat avunculus meus et antecessor Radulfus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1015/20] subscribed by "Willelmi comitis, Aldeardis vicecomitisse" [the latter could be the donor’s paternal grandmother][1062].  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1063]Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1064].  "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien affirmed by "mulieri sua Ainori, deine filiis suis Savarico, Radulfo et Gaufredo" by charter dated [1055/73][1065]m ([1020/25]) ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after [1060]).  "Wilelmo duce et Josfredo vicecomite Toarcensis castri et uxori sue…Aynors" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated [26 Mar 1027/31 Jan 1030][1066].  "Garnisus et uxor sua Raingardis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1030] subscribed by "Gaufredi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Ainoris et filii sui Aimerici"[1067]. "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1068]Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1069].  "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien affirmed by "mulieri sua Ainori, deine filiis suis Savarico, Radulfo et Gaufredo" by charter dated [1055/73][1070]Girardus, Rainbaldi de Tefalgia filius...” settled a dispute with Marmoutiers, “in manu Haimerici Toarcensium vicecomitis, præsenti matre Adenaure atque Savarico fratre eius”, by charter dated to [1060], witnessed by “fidelium...Basilius de Toarcio, Gausfredus filius eius, Harduinus nepos eius...[1071].  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          AIMERY [IV] ([1020/25]-murdered 1093, bur Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Chaise).  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1072]Vicomte de Thouars

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ii)         SAVARY [IV] (-after [1060], maybe after 1066).  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1073]Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1074].  "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien affirmed by "mulieri sua Ainori, deine filiis suis Savarico, Radulfo et Gaufredo" by charter dated [1055/73][1075]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Savarici vicecomitis et fratris eius" subscribed the charter dated [1058/68] of "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus"[1076]Girardus, Rainbaldi de Tefalgia filius...” settled a dispute with Marmoutiers, “in manu Haimerici Toarcensium vicecomitis, præsenti matre Adenaure atque Savarico fratre eius”, by charter dated to [1060], witnessed by “fidelium...Basilius de Toarcio, Gausfredus filius eius, Harduinus nepos eius...[1077].  [The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le Viconte de Thouars" and "Almaury de Thouars" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066[1078].  It is possible that the former entry refers to Savary [IV].]  Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, and confirmed donations made by “Gognori sorori suæ...Savarici fratris sui...Ingelbertus prepositus et vicecomes...”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088[1079]

iii)        RAOUL (-after 13 Dec 1088).  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1080].  The different order of names of Geoffroy [II]’s sons Raoul and Geoffroy in this document, compared with the order in the following charter, suggests some doubt about the correct order of their births.  Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1081].  "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien affirmed by "mulieri sua Ainori, deine filiis suis Savarico, Radulfo et Gaufredo" by charter dated [1055/73][1082].  "...Aimerici vice-comitis, Radulfi, Gaufredi fratrum...Ermengardis vicecomitisse" subscribed the undated charter (dated to after [1055]) under which "Petrus frater Dodelini" recorded a dispute between Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes about Thouars Saint-Jacques donated by “Dodelinus...” and a horse bought from “vicecomite Gaufredo[1083].  The Gesta consulum Andegavensium records that “Radulfo vice-consule Thoarcii” accompanied Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou on his expedition to Saintonge, dated to [1058][1084]Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1085]

iv)       GEOFFROY (-after [1055]).  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1086].  The different order of names of Geoffroy [II]’s sons Raoul and Geoffroy in this document, compared with the order in the following charter, suggests some doubt about the correct order of their births.  Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1087].  "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien affirmed by "mulieri sua Ainori, deine filiis suis Savarico, Radulfo et Gaufredo" by charter dated [1055/73][1088].  "...Aimerici vice-comitis, Radulfi, Gaufredi fratrum...Ermengardis vicecomitisse" subscribed the undated charter (dated to after [1055]) under which "Petrus frater Dodelini" recorded a dispute between Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes about Thouars Saint-Jacques donated by “Dodelinus...” and a horse bought from “vicecomite Gaufredo[1089]

v)        GOGNOREAimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, and confirmed donations made by “Gognori sorori suæ...Savarici fratris sui...Ingelbertus prepositus et vicecomes...”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088[1090]

vi)       [ENGELBERT .  “Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, and confirmed donations made by “Gognori sorori suæ...Savarici fratris sui...Ingelbertus prepositus et vicecomes...”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088[1091].  The reference to “vicecomes” suggests that Engelbert was related to the vicecomital family.  Maybe he was another brother of the donor.] 

3.         RAOUL [I] (-after 1012).  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1092]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor sua Aremburgis cognominibatur Ascelina et filius eorum Aimericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1004/15] subscribed by "Gaufredi nepotis sui, Gaufredi fratris sui, Tetbaudi filii Radulfi"[1093].  An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Vuillelmus Pictavorum comes…Rodulfus vicecomes et uxor eius [not named] et mater eius Heldiardis et Gosfredus frater eius"[1094]m AREMBURGIS [Aisceline], daughter of ---.  "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor sua Aremburgis cognominibatur Ascelina et filius eorum Aimericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1004/15] subscribed by "Gaufredi nepotis sui, Gaufredi fratris sui, Tetbaudi filii Radulfi"[1095].  Raoul [I] & his wife had two children:

a)         AIMERY .  "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor sua Aremburgis cognominibatur Ascelina et filius eorum Aimericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1004/15] subscribed by "Gaufredi nepotis sui, Gaufredi fratris sui, Tetbaudi filii Radulfi"[1096]

b)         daughter .  An undated charter, dated to [1030], records a final agreement between Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine and “Hugone Chiliarcum” [Hugues [IV] Seigneur de Lusignan] settling long-standing disputes, reciting that “Savaricus...vicecomes” had taken from Hugues land which Duke Guillaume had granted, that after Savary’s death a settlement was proposed with “Radulfo fratri supra dicto mortuo” involving Hugues marrying “vicecomiti Radulfo...filiam eius”, that Duke Guillaume had counter-proposed that Hugues should marry “uxorem Joscelini”, that after Raoul’s death a new agreement was reached “cum Josfredum vicecomite...nepos...Radulfo[1097].  Imbert indicates that the marriage between Hugues [IV] and the daughter of Vicomte Raoul did take place[1098].  However, it is unclear from the charter dated to [1030] that this is correct.  In any case, the dispute dragged on so long without resolution that it would not be surprising if Hugues had married another person in the meantime.  The conclusion is that there is no certainty that Audéarde, wife of Hugues [IV], was the daughter of Raoul [I] Vicomte de Thouars. 

4.         THIBAUT (-after [994/95]).  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1099]

5.         GEOFFROY (-after 1012).  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[1100].  ["...Savarici vicecomitis, Gaufredi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 1003 under which "Guillelmus Aquitanorum Dux, Pictavorum comes" donated property to Bourgueil[1101].  It is assumed that the second subscriber was the brother of Vicomte Savary [III], as the chronology suggests that the latter’s son named Geoffroy was then too young to have subscribed as vicomte.]  "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor sua Aremburgis cognominibatur Ascelina et filius eorum Aimericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1004/15] subscribed by "Gaufredi nepotis sui, Gaufredi fratris sui, Tetbaudi filii Radulfi"[1102].  An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Vuillelmus Pictavorum comes…Rodulfus vicecomes et uxor eius [not named] et mater eius Heldiardis et Gosfredus frater eius"[1103]

 

 

The connections between the following persons and the main Thouars family have not been established beyond doubt. 

 

1.         AIMERY de Thouars (-before [1010]).  Vicomte de Thouarsm MELISENDE, daughter of --- (-after [1010]).  “Milescinde [veuve d’Aimery vicomte de Thouars] et ses fils Emmo et Aimery” donated “un alleu à la Rajace” to Bourgueil, for the soul of her husband, by charter dated to [1110][1104]Europäische Stammtafeln assumes that Mélisende was the second wife of Vicomte Aimery [III] (see above)[1105].  Imbert does not make this link and assumes that Mélisende’s husband was another vicomte named Aimery[1106].  Aimery & his wife had two children: 

a)         EMMO (-after [1110]).  “Milescinde [veuve d’Aimery vicomte de Thouars] et ses fils Emmo et Aimery” donated “un alleu à la Rajace” to Bourgueil, for the soul of her husband, by charter dated to [1110][1107]

b)         AIMERY (-after [1110]).  “Milescinde [veuve d’Aimery vicomte de Thouars] et ses fils Emmo et Aimery” donated “un alleu à la Rajace” to Bourgueil, for the soul of her husband, by charter dated to [1110][1108]

 

2.         AIMERY de Thouars (-after 1013).  Vicomte de Thouars.  Imbert cites a charter dated 1013 under which Vicomte Savary [III] donated rights “sur la terre de Tourtenay” to Bourgueil, confirmed by “un vicomte de Thouars nommé Aimery et par Heldegarde sa femme[1109].  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that this Aimery was the same person as Aimery, son of Mélisende, who is named above.  Another possibility is that this was the same person as Aimery, son of Vicomte Raoul [I] (see above).  m HILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1013).  Imbert cites a charter dated 1013 under which Vicomte Savary [III] donated rights “sur la terre de Tourtenay” to Bourgueil, confirmed by “un vicomte de Thouars nommé Aimery et par Heldegarde sa femme[1110]

 

3.         --- de Thouarsm ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after [1055]).  Adelendem uxorem Ingelbaldi Gohelli” donated property to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “vicecomes Haimericus Toarcensis et Ermengardis mater ipsius”, by undated charter[1111].  Imbert dates this charter to [1050][1112].  One possibility is that “Ermengardis” in this document represented the same person as “Heldegarde”, wife of Vicomte Aimery who is named above.  "...Aimerici vice-comitis, Radulfi, Gaufredi fratrum...Ermengardis vicecomitisse" subscribed the undated charter (dated to after [1055]) under which "Petrus frater Dodelini" recorded a dispute between Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes about Thouars Saint-Jacques donated by “Dodelinus...” and a horse bought from “vicecomite Gaufredo[1113].  One child: 

a)         AIMERY de Thouars (-after [1050]).  Vicomte de Thouars.  “Adelendem uxorem Ingelbaldi Gohelli” donated property to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “vicecomes Haimericus Toarcensis et Ermengardis mater ipsius”, by undated charter[1114].  Imbert dates this charter to [1050][1115]

 

 

AIMERY [IV] de Thouars, son of GEOFFROY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Eléonore --- ([1020/25]-murdered 1093, bur Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Chaise).  "Seniori meo Gaufredo vicecomite et filiis eius...Aimerico, Savarico, Gaufredo et Radulfo et uxore sua Adenordi et cunctis primoribus castri Toarcensis" are named as present in the charter dated Jan 1038 under which "Dodelinus..." donated the monastery of Saint-Jacques de Thouars to the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[1116]Gauzfredi vicecomitis, Adinauris uxoris eius, Haimerici filii vicecomitis, Savarici filii vicecomitis, Gauzfredi filii vicecomitis, Radulfi filii vicecomitis...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1053], under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to Marmoutier “in Oia insula[1117]Vicomte de Thouars.  "…Aymerici vicecomitis de Tuarz…" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[1118].  "Vicecomes Aimericus filius Gaufredi et nepos Radulfi vicecomitis" donated property "Flauziacus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1055/73] subscribed by "uxor sua Aremgardis"[1119].  Orderic Vitalis names “...Haimericus Toarcensis præses...” among those who took part in the battle of Hastings[1120].  "...Aimerici vice-comitis, Radulfi, Gaufredi fratrum...Ermengardis vicecomitisse" subscribed the undated charter (dated to after [1055]) under which "Petrus frater Dodelini" recorded a dispute between Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes about Thouars Saint-Jacques donated by “Dodelinus...” and a horse bought from “vicecomite Gaufredo[1121]Girardus, Rainbaldi de Tefalgia filius...” settled a dispute with Marmoutiers, “in manu Haimerici Toarcensium vicecomitis, præsenti matre Adenaure atque Savarico fratre eius”, by charter dated to [1060], witnessed by “fidelium...Basilius de Toarcio, Gausfredus filius eius, Harduinus nepos eius...[1122].  [The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le Viconte de Thouars" and "Almaury de Thouars" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066[1123].  It is uncertain whether either of these entries relate to Vicomte Aimery [IV].]  Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, in the presence of “uxor ipsius vicecomitis Orengardis”, by charter dated 1069[1124]"Theobaldus Bellimontis dominus" donated “ecclesiam...de Chiche...” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymericus Toarcensium vicecomes et Herbertus et Gaufridus filii eius”, by undated charter[1125]Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, and confirmed donations made by “Gognori sorori suæ...Savarici fratris sui...Ingelbertus prepositus et vicecomes...”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1126].  The Chronicon sancti Florentii Salmurensis records the death in 1093 of "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensis" and his donation of "Casam"[1127]

m firstly ORENGARDE de Mauléon, daughter of --- (-after 1069).  Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, in the presence of “uxor ipsius vicecomitis Orengardis”, by charter dated 1069[1128]Her family origin is confirmed by the  undated charter under which [her son] Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Radulphus de Malo Leone avunculus prefati Herberti vicecomitis[1129].  

m secondly MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 1080).  An undated charter of "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcii" refers to "hoc donum quod uxor mee Maria fecit libenter dedit" referring to a donation to the abbey of l'Absie[1130].  It is not certain that this donation refers to Vicomte Aimery [IV] and his supposed second wife.  "Maria vicecomissa..." subscribed the charter dated to [1080] under which "Cadilo Dodelino" donated property to Thouars Saint-Jacques[1131]

m thirdly AMELINE, daughter of ---.  Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, and confirmed donations made by “Gognori sorori suæ...Savarici fratris sui...Ingelbertus prepositus et vicecomes...”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1132]An undated charter recalls the foundation of Chaise-le-Vicomte by "Aimericus vicecomes" and names "uxoris eius Amelinæ", subscribed by "Gofredus vicecomes"[1133]

Aimery [IV] & his first wife had five children: 

1.         HILDEGARDE [Aldearde] (-after 7 Dec 1099).  The date of her marriage suggests that Hildegarde was one of her parents’ older children.  Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Hildegardis uxor domni Hugonis de Liziniaco” for the love of “patris sui vicecomitis Aimerici[1134]"Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][1135]m (before 1060) HUGUES [VI] "le Diable" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Seigneur de Lusignan & his wife Almodis de la Marche (-in France [1110]).  He succeeded his father in 1060 as Seigneur de Lusignan et de Couhé. 

2.         ARBERT [II] (-Jaffa 28 May 1102, bur Jaffa St. Nicholas).  "Aimerico vicecomite de Toarcio filiique eius Arberto" witnessed a charter dated [1082] under which "Erchembaldus Grenulla" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[1136]Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1137]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Theobaldus Bellimontis dominus" donated “ecclesiam...de Chiche...” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymericus Toarcensium vicecomes et Herbertus et Gaufridus filii eius”, by undated charter[1138].  Vicomte Arbert donated le bois Albouin et d’autres biens” to Saint-Nicolas de la Chaise, with the consent of “sa femme Agnès”, by charter dated 1095[1139]Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Hildegardis uxor domni Hugonis de Liziniaco” for the love of “patris sui vicecomitis Aimerici[1140]An extract of the history of the foundation of Chaise-le-Vicomte records that in 1101 "Herbertus Toarcensium vicecomes et frater eius Gauffridus cum Guillelmo comite Pictavorum" journeyed to Jerusalem[1141].  "Herberti vicecomitis de Toarcio" renounced his rights to Méron in favour of the abbey of Angers Saint-Aubin by charter dated to [1093/1101][1142].  "Vicecomitem Herbertum" donated property to the abbey of Angers Saint-Aubin, having announced his intention of going on crusade, by charter dated 1101 after 20 Mar[1143].  A manuscript recording the foundation of Chaise-Le Vicomte records that Herbertus Toarcensium vicecomes et frater eius Gauffridus” accompanied “Guillelmo comite Pictavorum” on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, that Arbert, after receiving news (which proved false) that “fratrem suum Gauffridum” had been killed in the battle of Jaffa, fell ill and died “V Kal Jun”, and was buried in “sancti Nicholai æcclesia in urbe Jasphie[1144]m firstly (before 1095) AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1095).  Vicomte Arbert donated le bois Albouin et d’autres biens” to Saint-Nicolas de la Chaise, with the consent of “sa femme Agnès”, by charter dated 1095[1145]m secondly (after 1095) [as her first husband,] HILDEARDE, daughter of --- (-after [1123/26]).  Imbert states that Hildéarde veuve d´Herbert et d’Aimery” donated property to Bourgueil by charter dated to [1123/26][1146].  This statement suggests that Hildéarde married secondly “Aimery”, although the accuracy of Imbert’s summary is unknown.  One possibility is that he mistakenly conflated a reference to her son Aimery (no other reference has been found which identifies his mother) with her husband.  Arbert [II] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

a)         AIMERY [V] (-1139, bur Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes).  Vicomte de Thouars.  A charter dated 31 Oct 1114 records an agreement between Saint-Aubin d’Angers and "viscecomes de Toarcio...viscecomitem Haimericum" relating to the monks of Brossay[1147].  "Aimerico vicecomite, Arberti vicecomitis filio…" signed the charter dated to [1137] under which "Raginaudus…et Jovinus frater eius" confirmed the donations of their father to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars[1148].  "Aimericus Arberti filius Thoarcensium vicecomes", sensing the end of his life, requested burial at Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes and donated harvest to the abbey, notifying his appointed heir “Guillelmus cognatus meus”, by charter dated 1139[1149].  His appointment of his cousin Guillaume shows that Aimery [V] died childless and without other surviving closer relatives. 

3.         GEOFFROY [III] (-after 1123)Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1150]Vicomte de Thouars.   

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4.         GEOFFROY de TiffaugesHerbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Gaufridus de Tefalgia frater Herberti vicecomitis[1151]

5.         ELEONORE (-after [1108])The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  "Bossonis vicecomitis, Aimerici filius eius, Adenordis vicecomitissæ" witnessed a charter dated [1082] under which "Erchembaldus Grenulla" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[1152].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Boso vicecomes et uxor eius Adenors et filii eorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 1088 subscribed by "Bosonis vicecomitis et Aenoris uxoris eius et filiorum ipsorum Aimerici et Bosonis et sororis eorum Gisberge"[1153].  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[1154].  "Castri Araldus vicecomes…Boso…cum uxore Adenorde et filio Aimerico" donated property "allodium…in Brigisensi pago apud villam Culturas" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter subscribed by "filii eius minoris Bosonis"[1155].  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1156]m ([1075]) BOSON [II] Vicomte de Châtellerault, son of HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Gerberge de La Rochefoucauld (-1095 or after). 

 

 

GEOFFROY [III] de Thouars, son of AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars & his first wife Orengarde de Mauléon (-after 1123)Aimericus Toarcencis...vicecomes et dominus” confirmed the church of Saint-Jean de la Chaise to Saint-Florent de Saumur, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Amelinæ nec non filiorum Arberti et Goffredi”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1088, subscribed by “Aimerici vicecomitis, Radulfi fratris eius, Arberti filii eius, Goffredi alterius filius eius[1157]"Theobaldus Bellimontis dominus" donated “ecclesiam...de Chiche...” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymericus Toarcensium vicecomes et Herbertus et Gaufridus filii eius”, by undated charter[1158]Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Hildegardis uxor domni Hugonis de Liziniaco” for the love of “patris sui vicecomitis Aimerici[1159]A manuscript recording the foundation of Chaise-Le Vicomte records that Herbertus Toarcensium vicecomes et frater eius Gauffridus” accompanied “Guillelmo comite Pictavorum” on pilgrimage to Jerusalem[1160]Vicomte de Thouars.  A charter of Chaise-le-Vicomte names "Aimerico vicecomite" and "Gauzfridi vicecomitis filii supradicti Aimerici" dated 28 Aug 1104 "post combustionem castri Toarcii patratam a Gauzfrido Martello adhuc iuvene, Andegavorum comite"[1161]Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes...in potestate seculari jam fere octoginta annos” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1162].  Bearing in mind the estimated birth date of his father, it is likely that the reference in this charter to Geoffroy [III]’s age was exaggerated, especially as his son Savary is described in the same document as “puer”.  Vicomte Geoffroy and Ameline his wife donated la terre des Deux-Lucs” to Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated 1123, subscribed by “Geoffroy et d’Aimery enfants du vicomte[1163]

m AMELINE, daughter of --- (-after 1123).  "Gauffredus vicecomes Toarcensis et uxor mea Amelina et Aymericus filius meus" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated [1106][1164]Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1165]Vicomte Geoffroy and Ameline his wife donated la terre des Deux-Lucs” to Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated 1123, subscribed by “Geoffroy et d’Aimery enfants du vicomte[1166]

Geoffroy [III] & his wife had four children: 

1.         AIMERY [VI] (-killed in battle 1127, bur Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes).  "Gauffredus vicecomes Toarcensis et uxor mea Amelina et Aymericus filius meus" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated [1106][1167]Vicomte de Thouars.  “Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes et dominus” founded the monastery of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes”, by charter dated 9 Jan 1117 (presumably O.S.)[1168].  If it is correct that this charter relates to Aimery [VI], it is unclear why he was accorded the vicecomital title during the lifetime of his father, in contrast to the later charters quoted below.  One possibility is that the charter was misdated.  Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1169]Vicomte Geoffroy and Ameline his wife donated la terre des Deux-Lucs” to Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated 1123, subscribed by “Geoffroy et d’Aimery enfants du vicomte[1170].  The reversal of the names of the donor’s two sons in this document, compared with the charter dated 1123, has not been explained.  "Aimerico vicecomite Goffredi vicecomitis filio…" is named as present in the charter dated to [1125] under which "Goffredus de Bellomonte" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars[1171]The Chronicon sancti Florentii Salmurensis records that "Aimericus vicecomes" was killed in 1127[1172].  His place of burial is confirmed by the charter of his son Guillaume dated 1139.  m (before 9 Jan 1118) as her first husband, AGNES [Mathilde] de Poitou, daughter of GUILLAUME IX Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME VII Comte de Poitou] & his second wife Philippa de Toulouse ([late 1103]-8 Mar [1160 or before]).  “Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes et dominus” founded the monastery of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes”, by charter dated 9 Jan 1117 (presumably O.S.)[1173].  Primary sources assign two different parentages to the wife of Vicomte Aimery [VI].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that "Willelmo comiti…" (indicating Guillaume VII Comte de Poitou) & his wife had five daughters, one of whom married "vicecomiti Toarcensi"[1174].  The source does not name the Vicomte de Thouars in question, but the identity of her husband and her parentage are confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which [her son] "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, which he had made “adhuc puerulus” with the consent of “matris mee Agnetis et avunculi mei Guillelmi...ducis Aquitanie” when “pater meus” was buried at the abbey[1175].  The Gestis Comitum Barcinonensium corroborates her Aquitainian origin when it records that [her second husband] "Raimirus" (referring to Ramiro II King of Aragon) married "sororem comitis Pictaviensis" after leaving his monastery following his accession[1176]It should be noted that Europäische Stammtafeln[1177] refers to Agnes as the illegitimate daughter of Duke Guillaume IX by his mistress Amauberge, but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  The alternative origin is provided by a fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine which specifically records the marriage of "Aimericus de Theofagiis vicecomes…de Thoarcio" and "Mahaudam [Agnes dicta] ex prosapia sua [=Willelmus Pictaviensis comes]…filia Willelmi de Podio-Fagi qui Franciæ camerarius erat in vita Regis Philippi"[1178].  If correct, this would mean that she was Agnes [Mathilde] du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of Guillaume du Puy-du-Fou & his wife Adela ---.  The dubious nature of the Puy-du-Fou genealogy is discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES and in any case this origin is contradicted by the charter dated 1139 quoted above.  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcii Agnesque uxor illius" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated to [1130] in this compilation but this is incorrect considering the known date of death of Vicomte Aimery[1179]She married secondly (Jaca [Nov/Dec] 1135) Ramiro II “el Monje” King of Aragon and Navarre.  Robert of Torigny records the marriage of "Remelium monachum [filim Santii regis Arragonem]" and "Mathildem matrem Willermi vicecomitis Toarci"[1180], although charters refer to her as Agnes.  The Crónica de San Juan de la Peña states that "Don Ramiro el monje" married "la filla del conde de Piteus"[1181]The Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris also records the marriage of Ramiro and "the sister of the count of Poitou"[1182]A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records the second marriage of "Mahauda…Agnes dicta" and "Ramelino cum successisset Regibus Aragoniæ"[1183]"Ranimirus…rex…cum coniuge mea regina Angnes" donated property to San Pedro de Antefruenzo by charter dated Oct 1136[1184].  Her son Guillaume de Thouars ceded rights to her before leaving on crusade in 1147[1185].  Her son Geoffroy de Thouars made a donation in 1160 stipulating prayers for his deceased mother[1186].  Aimery [VI] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-before 1151, bur Fontevrault).  His parentage is deduced from Robert of Torigny naming "Mathildem matrem Willermi vicecomitis Toarci" when recording the second marriage of Guillaume's mother[1187], although charters refer to her as Agnes.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Willelmum Vicecomitem" as son of "Mahauda Aimerico Vicecomiti de Thoario"[1188]An undated charter of "Willelmus vicecomes Toarcii" records his donation to the abbey of l'Absie with the consent of "fratre meo Widone"[1189]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Aimericus Arberti filius Thoarcensium vicecomes", sensing the end of his life, requested burial at Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes and donated harvest to the abbey, notifying his appointed heir “Guillelmus cognatus meus”, by charter dated 1139[1190].  "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, which he had made “adhuc puerulus” with the consent of “matris mee Agnetis et avunculi mei Guillelmi...ducis Aquitanie” when “pater meus” was buried at the abbey, together with “fratres mei Guido et Goffredus” by charter dated 1139[1191].  Vicomte Guillaume and Guillaume de Voluire et Arcé de Mareuil” donated property at Poiré de Curzon to Boisgrolland abbey by charter dated to [1149][1192]

b)         GUY (-[1140/50]).  "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, which he had made “adhuc puerulus” with the consent of “matris mee Agnetis et avunculi mei Guillelmi...ducis Aquitanie” when “pater meus” was buried at the abbey, together with “fratres mei Guido et Goffredus” by charter dated 1139[1193].  An undated charter of "Willelmus vicecomes Toarcii" records his donation to the abbey of l'Absie with the consent of "fratre meo Widone"[1194].  "Wido...in extremis positus" confirmed the donation of property in "Auream Vallem" to Absie made by “Guillelmi fratris mei vicecomitis Toarcii” by undated charter, witnessed by “Guillelmus et Gaufridus fratres Guidonis superius scripti qui erat dominus Aureæ Vallis[1195]m ([1140]) JEANNE Bouchard Dame de Beaufort, daughter of --- Seigneur de Beaufort & his wife Marguerite de Noyelles-Nion.  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1196] but the primary source which confirms this information has not yet been identified. 

c)         GEOFFROY [IV] (-1173 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Goffridus frater Willelmi vicecomitis Toarcii" consented to all the donations to the abbey of l'Absie of "fratrum suorum Wilelmi et Widonis"[1197]Vicomte de Thouars

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2.         GEOFFROY de Tiffauges (-after 1123).  "Gauffredus vicecomes Toarcensis et uxor mea Amelina et Aymericus filius meus" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated [1106] subscribed by "Gauffridi filius eius, Aimerici filius eius"[1198]Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1199]Vicomte Geoffroy and Ameline his wife donated la terre des Deux-Lucs” to Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated 1123, subscribed by “Geoffroy et d’Aimery enfants du vicomte[1200].  The reversal of the names of the donor’s two sons in this document, compared with the charter dated 1123, has not been explained. 

3.         PIERRE dit l'Evêque (-after 1120).  Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1201] 

4.         SAVARY (-after 1120).  Goffredus Toarcensium vicecomes” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1120, witnessed by “Amelina Vicecomitissa uxor domni Goffredi, Aimericus primogenitus filius eius, Goffredus de Teofalgia frater eius, Petrus cognomento Episcopus et Savaricus puer ambo filii Vicecomitis[1202]

 

 

GEOFFROY [IV] de Thouars, son of AIMERY [VI] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Mathilde [Agnes] de Poitou (-1173 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Goffridus frater Willelmi vicecomitis Toarcii" consents to all the donations to the abbey of l'Absie of "fratrum suorum Wilelmi et Widonis"[1203].  "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, which he had made “adhuc puerulus” with the consent of “matris mee Agnetis et avunculi mei Guillelmi...ducis Aquitanie” when “pater meus” was buried at the abbey, together with “fratres mei Guido et Goffredus” by charter dated 1139[1204]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Gofredus Toarcensium vicecomes, filius...Aimerici, Willelmi quondam consulis Pictavorum ex sorore nepos" donated property to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes by charter dated 1151[1205].  The Chronicon Richardi Pictaviensis records that Henry II King of England occupied “castrum Toarz”, destroyed its walls to please his queen (“videns autem quia placeret Reginæ, apposuit ut muros destrueret”) and expelled “Gaufredum Vicecomitem” for supporting “fratris sui Gaufredi Martelli” in his rebellion against the king, dated to 1158[1206].  A charter dated to [1160] records that "Gaufridus vicecomes Toarcii" found refuge “apud Podium Beliart”, before being restored and donating property to Thouars Saint-Laon[1207].  "Gofredus vicecomes Toarcii", seriously ill, donated harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymerico filio suo”, by charter dated to [1173][1208]

m AUMOU, daughter of --- (-after 1173).  Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amabilia[1209]

Geoffroy [V] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         AIMERY [VII] (-21 Mar 1226, bur Abbaye de Chambon).  "Gofredus vicecomes Toarcii", seriously ill, donated harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymerico filio suo”, by charter dated to [1173][1210]Vicomte de Thouars

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2.         GUY (-château de Chemillé 23 Apr 1213, bur 24 Nov 1225 Villeneuve-les-Nantes, Abbaye de Notre-Dame)Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1211]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that Philippe II King of France besieged "Albam Marnam castrum" in 1196 and captured "Guido frater Reymundi vicecomitis Thoarcensis", who later married "matrem Arturi iunioris Constantiam relicta…Gaufridi" and became "comes Britannie"[1212].  An order of King John dated 4 Jun 1202 recorded the homage of "A. vic Toarc" naming "Guidon de Toarc, Hug de Toarc fratrum meorum…" as fiduciaries and providing "Gaufr filium meum" as hostage[1213].  After the death of Arthur Duke of Brittany in 1203, he was chosen by the nobles of Brittany as GUY Duke of Brittany during the minority of his daughter.  His English lands were confiscated in 1203.  Philippe II "Auguste" King of France conquered Brittany in 1206, deposed Guy as Duke but left him as Regent, a post which he continued to hold until 1213.  The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records that "Guy de Thouars" died of leprosy[1214]m firstly (1199) as her third husband, CONSTANCE de Bretagne, widow firstly of GEOFFREY of England Duke of Brittany and repudiated wife secondly of RANULF "de Blundeville" Earl of Chester, daughter of CONAN IV Duke of Brittany & his wife Margaret of Scotland ([1161]-[Nantes] [3/5] Sep 1201, bur 24 Nov 1225 Villeneuve-les-Nantes, Abbaye de Notre-Dame).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Constantiam comitis Conani filia" as wife of "Gaufridus dux Britannie comes Richemontis filius Henrici regis Anglie natu tertius", specifying that she married [thirdly] "Guido frater vicecomitem de Tuart"[1215].  The Genealogia Comitum Richemundiæ records that "Constantia filia Conani" married thirdly "Guidoni de Thoarcio"[1216].  The Annals of Burton record the death in 1201 of “Constantia mater Arthuri comitis Britanniæ[1217].  The Genealogia Comitum Richemundiæ records the death in 1201 of "Constantia filia Conani" and her burial "apud Begar"[1218].  The Chronicon Britannicum records the death "III Non Sep" in 1201 of "Constantia Ducissa Britanniæ"[1219].  Another Chronicon Britannicum records the death "pridie non Sep" in 1201 of "Constantia comitissa, Conani filia, mater Arturi"[1220].  The Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii records the death in 1201 of "Constantia Comitissa apud Nannetum"[1221].  She died in childbirth.  m secondly ([1203]) EUSTACHIE d'Argenton dite de Chemillé Dame de Chemillé, widow of GUILLAUME [IV] Vicomte d'Aulnay, daughter of PIERRE d'Argenton & his wife Sibylle de Mortagne (-after 1244).  Vicomte Guillaume reached agreement with the prior of Chemillé, with the consent of “uxoris meæ E. vicecomitissæ, de cujus patrimonio erat terra de Camiliaco”, by charter dated to [1190/1204][1222]The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  She married thirdly Renaud de Maulévrier (-after 1244).  Guy & his first wife had two children: 

a)         ALIX de Thouars ([1201]-21 Oct 1221, bur 24 Nov 1225 Villeneuve-les-Nantes, Abbaye de Notre-Dame).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unam filiam Mabiliam" as the child of "Constantiam comitis Conani filia" and her [third] husband "Guido frater vicecomitem de Tuart"[1223].  The primary sources which confirm her name, her betrothal, and her marriage have not yet been identified. 

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b)         CATHERINE de Thouars ([1] Sep 1201-[1237/40]).  A Chronicon Comitum Pictaviæ et Aquitaniæ Ducum names "Alipsam et Catherinam" as the two daughters of "Wido…comes de Thoarcio" and "Constantiam Gaufridi Ducis Britanniæ relictam", stating that Catherine married "Andreæ de Vitreio"[1224]m (1212) as his first wife, ANDRE [III] Seigneur de Vitré, son of ANDRE [II] Seigneur de Vitré & his second wife Eustache de Rays (-Mansurah 8 Feb 1250). 

Guy & his second wife had two children:  

c)         PIERRE [I] de Chemillé (-[1254/55]).  His parentage is indicated by the charter dated Sep 1239 which is quoted below.  Seigneur de Chemillé, de Mortagne et de Brissac.  "Joannes dux Britanniæ comes Richemondiæ" confirmed the agreement between “Radulphus dominus Filgeriarum” and “avunculus noster Petrus de Chemilly” concerning property of which “habebit prædictus Radulphus duas partes et prædictus Petrus et soror uxoris eius tertiam partem” by charter dated Sep 1239[1225].  "Petrus de Camilliaco dominus de Chesia et Alienor eius uxor quondam vicecomitissa de Rohan" confirmed that “Gaufridus de Cadellac miles” granted “feodum...de parochia de Ploemet” to “fratri nostro Thomæ de Camilliaco militi” by charter dated Jan 1246[1226].  A charter dated Nov 1248 records a third division of the inheritance of “monseignour Eun fils le Comte” between "Raol seigneur de Fougieres, Pierres de Chemillé seigneur de Brochessac et Alienor sa femme, et Ollivier de Montauban et Joanne sa femme", including “quand il avendra que le doaire Margarite qui fut femme monseignor Eun filz le Comte escherra après la mort d’icelle, le hebergement de la Ville Jagu et le Plessix[1227]m firstly ---.  This first marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1228] but the primary source which confirms the information has not been identified.  m secondly (after 1242) as her second husband, ELEONORE de Porhoët Dame de la Chèze, widow of ALAIN [V] Vicomte de Rohan, daughter of EUDON [III] Comte de Porhoët & his first wife ---.  "Petrus de Camilliaco dominus de Chesia et Alienor eius uxor quondam vicecomitissa de Rohan" confirmed that “Gaufridus de Cadellac miles” granted “feodum...de parochia de Ploemet” to “fratri nostro Thomæ de Camilliaco militi” by charter dated Jan 1246[1229].  “Alienor vicecomitissa de Rohan” donated property to Bonrepos, with the consent of "domino Petro de Chumuleiaco marito meo et Alano de Rohan primogenito et herede meo", by charter dated Mar 1250[1230]"Petrum de Chemillie dominum Mauritanii et Alienor vicecomitissam de Rohan eius uxorem" reached agreement with the abbé de Sainit-Jacut-des-Iles regarding a construction, by charter dated 24 Jun 1251[1231]

-        SEIGNEURS de CHEMILLE[1232].  A charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and ...Guillaume de Piquegni por Gui de Chemilli seigneur de Mortaigne, a ce atorné de par li...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[1233]

d)         THOMAS de Chemillé (-after Jan 1246).  "Petrus de Camilliaco dominus de Chesia et Alienor eius uxor quondam vicecomitissa de Rohan" confirmed that “Gaufridus de Cadellac miles” granted “feodum...de parochia de Ploemet” to “fratri nostro Thomæ de Camilliaco militi” by charter dated Jan 1246[1234]

3.         HUGUES [I] (-[1229/30]).  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Montis Acuti et Margarita uxor mea” donated “Petrum ferrarium” to Coudrie by charter dated 1207[1235].  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie...et Margarita uxor mea” donated “querebam super gentes pacis...in tota terra que pertinet domino Gasnapie” to Coudrie by charter dated 3 Sep 1213[1236]Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1237]Hugo et Raimondus de Thoarcio” agreed to serve “Haimericum vicecomitem Thoarcii, fratrem nostrum” by charter dated Jun 1224[1238]His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Turonense which records the death "in festo…Sancti Benedictis abbatis" in 1226 of "Hamericus vicecomes Toarcensis", his burial "in abbatia…Chambon prope Toarcium" and the succession of "Hugo frater eius in regimine Toarcii"[1239]An order of King John dated 4 Jun 1202 recorded the homage of "A. vic Toarc" naming "Guidon de Toarc, Hug de Toarc fratrum meorum…" as fiduciaries and providing "Gaufr filium meum" as hostage[1240].  "Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Montis Acuti et Margarita uxor eius" donated property to the Templar abbey of Coudrie by charter dated 1207[1241].  Seigneur de Montaigu 1207.  "Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie…Margarita uxor eius" donated property to the Templar abbey of Coudrie by charter dated 3 Sep 1213[1242].  Seigneur de la Garnache 1213.  "Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie et Paludelli et M uxor eius" donated property to the Templar abbey of Coudrie by charter dated 1218[1243]Hugo de Thoarcio et domina Margarita uxor eius, Montis Acuti et Guasnapie domini” donated property to “monachis de Salartena” by charter dated 1225[1244]Vicomte de Thouars.  “Hugo vicecomes Thoarcii” paid homage to Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1/10] Apr [1226/27] which names “Haymericus quondam vicecomes Thoarcii, frater meus[1245]m (before 1203) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Montaigu, daughter of [BRIENT [I] Seigneur de Montaigu & his wife Agathe ---] ([1188/90]-after 27 Nov 1241).  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Montis Acuti et Margarita uxor mea” donated “Petrum ferrarium” to Coudrie by charter dated 1207[1246].  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie...et Margarita uxor mea” donated “querebam super gentes pacis...in tota terra que pertinet domino Gasnapie” to Coudrie by charter dated 3 Sep 1213[1247]Hugo de Thoarcio et domina Margarita uxor eius, Montis Acuti et Guasnapie domini” donated property to “monachis de Salartena” by charter dated 1225[1248].  “Margarita vicecomitissa Thoarcii, uxor Hugonis vicecomitis Thoarcii” paid homage to Louis IX King of France for “terre de Alnisio” acquired from her husband, with the approval of her husband, by charter dated 28 Feb 1227[1249].  The difficulties connected with identifying Marguerite’s correct parentage are discussed by Blanchard, who concludes that she was probably the daughter of Brient [I] seigneur de Montaigu[1250].  He also cites various sources which confirm her first marriage.  She married secondly (before Jan 1236) as his third wife, Pierre [I] "Mauclerc" Duke of Brittany.  "Petrus dux Britanie, comes Richemundie, dominus Gasnapie et Margarita uxor eius" confirmed donations to the abbey Blanche de Noirmoutier by charter dated 1236[1251].  "Margarita uxor…Petri de Brana, Montis Acuti et Gasnapie domina" confirmed the same donations to the abbey Blanche de Noirmoutier by charter dated 1239[1252].  "Margarita domina Gasnapie, Montis Acuti et Machecolii" confirmed the donation of a marsh made to Buzay by "le curé de Bouin" by charter dated Jul 1239[1253]"Margarita Montis Acuti et Guasnapiæ domina et hæres" donated property to the abbey of Geneston, with the consent of "viro nostro Petro de Brana", by charter dated 27 Nov 1241[1254]

4.         GEOFFROY .  “Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1255]

5.         RAYMOND (-after Jun 1230).  Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1256]Ralph of Coggeshall records that "…Gaufridum de Lucinan et Hugonem Brunum et Andream de Caveni et vicecomitem de Castro-Eraldi et Reimundum Tuarz et Savarium de Mauleun et Hugonem Baugii" were captured, together with "Arturum nepotem nostrum" [Arthur Duke of Brittany] after they rebelled and attempted to capture "castellum de Mirabel" where "regina Alienor avia Arturi" was living, dated to 1202[1257].  “Hugo et Raimondus de Thoarcio” agreed to serve “Haimericum vicecomitem Thoarcii, fratrem nostrum” by charter dated Jun 1224[1258]Vicomte de Thouars.  “Raymundus vicecomitis Thoartii” paid homage to Louis IX King of France by charter dated Jun 1230 which names “Hamericus quondam vicecomes Thoartii, frater meus[1259]

6.         MARIEAimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1260]

7.         MABILIE .  “Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1261]

8.         PHILIPPA (-after 1199).  "Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii" donated “capellam...beatæ Mariæ Virginis juxta cimiterium Argentonii”, founded by “Eustochia olim domina Argentonii...cum assensu filiorum suorum...Petri de Chezmilleio et Aimerici de Argentonio”, to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Philippe sorori mee et filiis eius Gauffredo et Guidoni de Argentonio”, by charter dated 1199[1262]m --- d’Argenton, son of ---.  "Gaufredus Argentonii dominus" donated “burgesiam Arnaudi Roberti” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Guido de Argentonio frater eius”, by charter dated 1207[1263]

 

 

AIMERY [VII] de Thouars, son of GEOFFROY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Aumou --- (-21 Mar 1226, bur Abbaye de Chambon).  "Gofredus vicecomes Toarcii", seriously ill, donated harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Aymerico filio suo”, by charter dated to [1173][1264]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Aimericus filius eius" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars after the death of his father Geoffroy by charter dated to [1180][1265]Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amablia[1266].  An undated charter records a dispute between "Escot" and Absie abbey concerning "molendinum de Barbe d’Ajace", judged “curiam Aimerici vicecomitis Toarcii[1267].  "Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii" donated “capellam...beatæ Mariæ Virginis juxta cimiterium Argentonii”, founded by “Eustochia olim domina Argentonii...cum assensu filiorum suorum...Petri de Chezmilleio et Aimerici de Argentonio”, to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, with the consent of “Philippe sorori mee et filiis eius Gauffredo et Guidoni de Argentonio”, by charter dated 1199[1268].  An order of King John dated 4 Jun 1202 recorded the homage of "A. vic Toarc" naming "Guidon de Toarc, Hug de Toarc fratrum meorum…" as fiduciaries and providing "Gaufr filium meum" as hostage[1269]Willelmus de Malo Leone” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, in restitution of damage caused “tempore quo guerra fuit inter me et Aimericum vicecomitem Thoarcensem”, with the consent of “Savaricus de Malo Leone nepos meus”, by charter dated Jan 1209[1270]"Aimericus vicecomes Tharcensis" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Guillelmus de Chillo et Aimericus frater eius" by charter dated Apr 1212[1271].  "Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii" founded an anniversary at Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated Jul 1221[1272].  He founded the abbaye de Chambon in 1219[1273].  “Haimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” noted the peace agreed with Louis VIII King of France by charter dated Sep 1223[1274].  "Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii" donated “pedagium...in hominibus de Burgo Sancti Jovini” to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes by charter dated Mar 1225 (presumably O.S.)[1275]The Chronicon Turonense records the death "in festo…Sancti Benedictis abbatis" in 1226 of "Hamericus vicecomes Toarcensis", his burial "in abbatia…Chambon prope Toarcium" and the succession of "Hugo frater eius in regimine Toarcii"[1276]

m [firstly] CECILE [Sibylle] de Laval, daughter of GUY [IV] Seigneur de Laval & his wife Emma of Cornwall (-after [1180]).  A Chronicon Comitum Pictaviæ et Aquitaniæ Ducum names "Agnete…de Lavallis Widonis filia" as wife of "Aimerico vicecomiti de Thoarcio" and mother of "primogenitus Wido…alteri…filii…Aimericus, Hugo et Rainaldus", adding that "Savaricus autem vicecomes de Thoarcio fuit post mortem Aimerici fratris sui" and that "ex Agnete coniuge, Erardi domini Valeriaci camerarii Franciæ filia" he had "Widonem…et Rainaldum de Theophagiis"[1277].  A charter dated to [1180] records the donations by "Aimery de Thouars, Sibille épouse d’Aimery ainsi que Aumou sa mère" to the monks of la Chaise-le-Vicomte[1278]Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amabilia[1279]

[m secondly MARIE, daughter of ---.  "Maria vicecomitissa Toarcii" donated harvest "ad Auream Vallem de frumentagio meo" to Absie by undated charter[1280].  The editor of the cartulary in question assumes that this document refers to the wife of Vicomte Aimery [VII] but this does not seem to be the only possibility.  Père Anselme records that Marie was named in a charter of her husband Vicomte Aimery [VII] confirming the rights of Absie abbey in the mill of Barbe d’Ajacx[1281].  This charter has not been found in the published cartulary of Absie.  In particular, the wife of Vicomte Aimery is not named in the undated charter quoted above which records a judgment concerning Barbe d’Ajacx.  Until further information comes to light, this supposed second marriage of Aimery [VII] is shown in sqaure brackets.] 

Aimery [VII] & his [first] wife had children: 

1.         GUY [I] de Thouars (-before Apr 1242)Vicomte de Thouars.  “Guido de Thoarcio, dominus Theofaugi” paid homage to Louis IX King of France by charter dated Jun 1230 which names “avunculi mei Raymundi vicecomitis Thoarcii[1282].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" granted property to "fideli nostro Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[1283].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" donated property to "Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[1284].  He died before Apr 1242, the date of the charter of his brother Vicomte Aimery [VIII] (see below).  m ALIX de Mauléon, daughter of SAVARY de Mauléon & his first wife Bellassez [de Pareds] (before [1210]-after Aug 1239).  As this couple’s son’s marriage can be dated to [1245], it is unlikely that he was born later than [1225], which would place Alix’s birth before [1210].  Pope Gregory IX, by letter dated 27 Nov 1231, forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[1285].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" donated property to "Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[1286].  Alix must have predeceased her half-brother Raoul (died 23 Mar [1250/51]) as she is not named in the various documents relating to his inheritance.  Guy [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         AIMERY [IX] de Thouars (-11 Dec 1256).  A charter dated Apr 1242 records that Aimery [VIII] tant en son nom qu’au nom de Geoffroy son frère trésorier de Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers et d’Aimery son neveu fils de Guy son frère décédé[1287]Vicomte de Thouars.  Aimery [IX] swore allegiance by charter dated Nov 1246[1288].  "Aymeris vicons de Thoars" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars in exchange for revenue previously donated by "mis…pères Guis, jady vicons de Thoars" by charter dated 1251[1289]Aymericus vicecomes Toarensis dominus de Chesa Vicecomitis” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, confirming agreements made by “Aymericum bone memorie avunculum nostrum olim vicecomitem Thoarcii”, by charter dated May 1253[1290]"Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii, dominus de Thalemundo" donated property to Talmont by charter dated Mar 1254[1291].  Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart and his wife renounced rights in the succession of Savary de Mauléon in favour of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, in return for annual income, by charter dated Oct 1254[1292].  Aimery’s testament, dated Oct 1254, was executed with the consent of [ses] frères...Regnaud et Savary[1293].  Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars died 11 Dec 1256[1294]m (after Sep 1245) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Lusignan, divorced wife of RAYMOND VII Comte de Toulouse, daughter of HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" Seigneur de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême & his wife Isabelle Ctss d’Angoulême (-22 Oct 1288).  A charter dated 13 Jun 1245 relates to the dissolution of the marriage between Margaretæ filiæ…Hugonis comitis Marchiæ et Engolismæ” and “Raimundum Tholosæ comitem[1295]A charter dated 13 Jul 1245 records the enquiry into the consanguinity between dominus Raymundus comes Tholosanus” and “Margaritam filiam domini comitis Marchie”, and states that “domina regina Constancia avia sua et dominus Petrus de Cortiniaco, avus domine Ysabellis uxoris comitis Marchie fuerunt fratres carnales[1296]A charter dated 25 Sep 1245 confirms the dissolution of the marriage between comiti Tholosano” and “filiam…comitis Marchie[1297].  King Henry III confirmed the fine paid by "Emerico vicecomite Thoarcensi et Margeria uxore eius sorore nostra" on acquiring "terram suam de Thalomunde", dated 29 Sep 1254[1298]Margarita quondam vicecomitissa Thoarcii domina de Podio Belardi” subscribed the undated charter under which “Berengerium...cognomento Baoverium et de Branno Herbertum” donated property to the priory of Puy-Béliard by charter dated Aug 1267[1299]She married thirdly as his second wife, Geoffroy [VI] Seigneur de Châteaubriand.  “Guido tunc temporis vicecomes Toarcii et Gaufridus dominus de Castro Briencii miles et Margarita de Lizigniaco uxor eius...matris nostre” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1277[1300].  "Gui vicomte de Toarz chevalier…Geufray sire de Chastiau Bruiant chevalier et…Marguerite de Lezeignen sa fame dame de la Chiese et mers audit vicomte de Toarz et…Agnes de Ponz dame de Maroil, fame ça en arrière à noble home Savari, jadis viconte de Toarz" provided for the inheritance of "la dite noble dame Agnès de Pons et a Aaliz sa fille, et fille audit Savari jadis viconte de Toarz, notre oncle", with the consent of "madame Marguerite d’Eu nostre fame", by charter dated 25 Jul 1278[1301].  The obituaire de Saint-Marcial records the death "XII Kal Nov" of "Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis"[1302]Aimery [IX] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUY [II] de Thouars ([1246/49]-21 Sep 1308)Guionnet fils d’Aimery jadis vicomte de Thouars” agreed to pay Alphonse Comte de Poitou to repurchase “la terre de Talmont” by charter dated 1269[1303].  A charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and Savaris vicoens de Thoarz valez, Guionnet fiuz Aymeri jadis viconte de Thoarz...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[1304]Vicomte de Thouars

-         see below

b)         RENAUD de Thouars (-[1264/Feb 1269]).  The testament of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, dated Oct 1254, was executed with the consent of [ses] frères...Regnaud et Savary[1305]Vicomte de Thouars.  "Raginaldus vicecomes Thoarcii" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars by "Theobaldus dominus de Crue miles et Theophania mater sua…" by charter dated 20 Dec 1264[1306].  He is named as deceased in the charter dated Feb 1269 quoted below.  m ELEONORE de Nesle, daughter of JEAN [II] de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his first wife Marie de Chimay (-after 1280).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...la tierce fille...Alienor fut mariee au viconte de Touars qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li filz...Hughes[1307].  "Alienordis filia Ioannis comitis Suessionensis relicta defuncti Reginaldi quondam vicecomitis Thoarcii" confirmed the transfer of “custodiam castri de Thefauges” to “Savaricus vicecomes Thoarc. frater quondam dicti Reginaldi”, naming as guarantors “patrem meum dominum Ioannem comitem Suessionensem, dominum Matheum de Montemorenciaco, Radulphum de Suessione patruum meum et Guillelmum vicecomitem Meledunensem milites”, by charter dated Feb 1269[1308].  Renaud & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES de Thouars .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...la tierce fille...Alienor fut mariee au viconte de Touars qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li filz...Hughes[1309]

ii)         daughter .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...la tierce fille...Alienor fut mariee au viconte de Touars qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li filz...Hughes[1310]

c)         SAVARY de Thouars (-before 30 Dec 1274).  The testament of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, dated Oct 1254, was executed with the consent of [ses] frères...Regnaud et Savary[1311]Vicomte de Thouars.  A charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and Savaris vicoens de Thoarz valez, Guionnet fiuz Aymeri jadis viconte de Thoarz...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[1312]Vicomte Savary acknowledged owing the repurchase price of the vicomté de Thouars to Alphonse Comte de Poitou pour raison de la succession de feu Renaut son frère jadis vicomtte de Thoarz” by charter dated Jun 1269[1313].  The accounts of Alphonse Comte de Poitou include an amount payable by “Savari de Thoarz pour le rachat de Thoarçois”, due in Feb 1269, 1270 and 1271[1314].  He died before 30 Dec 1274, the date of the charter in which his widow named herself as such (see below).  m as her first husband, AGNES de Pons, daughter of [GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Pons & his wife A---] (-after 20 Dec 1302).  Agnes is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the daughter of Renaud [II] Seigneur de Pons[1315].  The chronology of her life, especially her second marriage, suggests the possibility that she was the daughter of Geoffroy [III].  Agnes called herself widow of Savary in a charter dated 30 Dec 1274[1316]"Gui vicomte de Toarz chevalier…Geufray sire de Chastiau Bruiant chevalier et…Marguerite de Lezeignen sa fame dame de la Chiese et mers audit vicomte de Toarz et…Agnes de Ponz dame de Maroil, fame ça en arrière à noble home Savari, jadis viconte de Toarz" provided for the inheritance of "la dite noble dame Agnès de Pons et a Aaliz sa fille, et fille audit Savari jadis viconte de Toarz, notre oncle", with the consent of "madame Marguerite d’Eu nostre fame", by charter dated 25 Jul 1278[1317].  She married secondly as his second wife, Guillaume [IV] Seigneur de Sainte-MaureHer second marriage is confirmed by the marriage contract between "Amaury seigneur de Craon et de Sableill vallet" and "madame Agnès de Ponz dame de Maroylle jadis fame monsour Guillaume seignour de Seincte More et Alliz jadis fame Guillaume de Seincte More vallet...Ysabeau de Seincte More fille do dit Guillaume de Seincte More et de ladite Aalliz", dated 24 Aug 1300[1318].  "Agnes de Pons dame de Mareuil et Pressigny" relinquished “tous les droits de son douaire sur Noirmoutier” in favour of Amaury [III] de Craon and Isabelle his wife by charter dated 20 Dec 1302[1319].  Savary & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALIX de Thouars ([1270]-before 29 Apr 1315).  "Gui vicomte de Toarz chevalier…Geufray sire de Chastiau Bruiant chevalier et…Marguerite de Lezeignen sa fame dame de la Chiese et mers audit vicomte de Toarz et…Agnes de Ponz dame de Maroil, fame ça en arrière à noble home Savari, jadis viconte de Toarz" provided for the inheritance of "la dite noble dame Agnès de Pons et a Aaliz sa fille, et fille audit Savari jadis viconte de Toarz, notre oncle", with the consent of "madame Marguerite d’Eu nostre fame", by charter dated 25 Jul 1278[1320]The marriage contract between "Amaury seigneur de Craon et de Sableill vallet" and "madame Agnès de Ponz dame de Maroylle jadis fame monsour Guillaume seignour de Seincte More et Alliz jadis fame Guillaume de Seincte More vallet...Ysabeau de Seincte More fille do dit Guillaume de Seincte More et de ladite Aalliz" is dated 24 Aug 1300[1321].  Her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 29 Apr 1315 under which Amaury [III] Seigneur de Craon and Geoffroy de Châteaubriant "d’où il résulte que ce dernier avait épousé feu Alix de Thouars, fille d’Agnès et belle-mère d’Amaury III" by whom she had "une fille unique décédée avant la rédaction de l’acte"[1322]m firstly ([1288/90]) GUILLAUME [V] Seigneur de Sainte-Maure, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Seigneur de Sainte-Maure & his first wife Isabelle d’Amboise ([1271/72]-before 24 Aug 1300).  m secondly as his first wife, GEOFFROY [VIII] Seigneur de Châteaubriand, son of GEOFFROY [VII] Seigneur de Châteaubriand & his wife Isabelle de Machecoul (-before 1330). 

d)         [AUMOU (-after Jan 1266)Gauffridus de Castrobrientii miles files [...et Bellafatis eius uxor] et hæres defuncti Gaufridi de Castrob. militis” granted dower “apud Cande...et de Lavalle” to “Almuriæ relictæ dicti defuncti uxori Oliverii de Insula militis” by charter dated Jan 1266[1323].  This document suggests a close family relationship between Aumou and Bellassez.  Maybe they were sisters, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  They are shown as daughters of Guy [I] Vicomte de Thouars in Europäische Stammtafeln[1324].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified, although the names Aumou (the name of Vicomte Guy [I]’s paternal grandmother) and Bellassez (the name of Guy [I]’s mother-in-law) indicate that it may be correct.  m (before 2 Jul 1247) as his second wife, GEOFFROY [V] Seigneur de Châteaubriand, son of GEOFFROY [IV] Seigneur de Châteaubriand & his wife --- (-before 1266).  m secondly (after Jan 1266) as his second wife, OLIVIER de l’Isle-Bouchard, son of BOUCHARD [VI] Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard & his wife --- (-after Jan 1266).] 

e)         [BELLASSEZ (-after Jan 1266)Gauffridus de Castrobrientii miles files [...et Bellafatis eius uxor] et hæres defuncti Gaufridi de Castrob. militis” granted dower “apud Cande...et de Lavalle” to “Almuriæ relictæ dicti defuncti uxori Oliverii de Insula militis” by charter dated Jan 1266[1325].  This documents suggests a close family relationship between Aumou and Bellassez.  Maybe they were sisters, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  They are shown as daughters of Guy [I] Vicomte de Thouars in Europäische Stammtafeln[1326].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified, although the names Aumou (the name of Vicomte Guy [I]’s paternal grandmother) and Bellassez (the name of Guy [I]’s mother-in-law) indicate that it may be correct.  m as his first wife, GEOFFROY [VI] Seigneur de Châteaubriand, son of GEOFFROY [V] Seigneur de Châtreaubriand & his first wife --- (-1284).] 

2.         AIMERY [VIII] de Thouars (-before Nov 1246)Americus de Thoartio dominus Roche super Oium” confirmed a donation to Marmoutier, for the souls of “Beatricis uxoris mee et Americi filii nostri”, by undated charter[1327]"Aymericus de Thoarco, dominus de Rocha super Oyam et de Luceronio" wrote to Henry III King of England, dated to [Oct 1230], informing him that his castle had been destroyed and requesting help[1328].  "Aymericus de Thoarcio dominus Machicolii et…Beatrix uxor sua" donated "domum de la Vacherece" to "abbas…Beate Marie de Calma", with the consent of "Johanne filie nostre", by charter dated 1230[1329]Vicomte de Thouars.  A charter dated Apr 1242 records that Aimery [VIII] tant en son nom qu’au nom de Geoffroy son frère trésorier de Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers et d’Aimery son neveu fils de Guy son frère décédé[1330].  He died before Nov 1246, the date of the charter under which his nephew Aimery [IX] swore allegiance (see above).  Aymericus vicecomes Toarensis dominus de Chesa Vicecomitis” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, confirming agreements made by “Aymericum bone memorie avunculum nostrum olim vicecomitem Thoarcii”, by charter dated May 1253[1331]m (before 1214) as her second husband, BEATRIX de Machecoul, widow of GUILLAUME de Mauléon, daughter of BERNARD Seigneur de Machecoul & his wife Eléonore de Tonnay (-1235, bur Fontenelles).  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by an order dated 17 Jun 1215 under which King John granted "terris que fuerunt predicti Radulfi" to "Eymico Beket" on his marriage with "filia Radulfi Macheko quem genuit ex sorore Sauar de Malo Leon", noting that "soror ipsius Rad quem Eymicus fil Vic Thoarc" married is "propinquior heres…eiusdem Radulfi", dated 17 Jun 1215[1332]"Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco, eiusdem castri de Macheco et Lucionio domina" and "Aimericus dominus de Machecollo et de Lucionio" issued charters dated 1217[1333].  “Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco eiusdem castri de Macheco et de Luciono domina” confirmed a settlement of a dispute between “Johannem de Alnisio hominem abbatis Lucionensis” and “fratres Mosse Judei...” concerning property “in manu avunculi mei nobilis viri Radulfi de Tauniaco junioris tunc temporis domini de Lucionio” acquired “tempore avi mei Radulfi de Tauniaco senioris”,  by charter dated 1217[1334]Beatrix domina Roche super Oium” donated property “in foresta mea de Rocha...[et] in terra Willelmi Radulfi de Castro Fromage militis” to Marmoutier, for the soul of “Americi filii mei”, by charter dated 1218[1335]Americus de Thoartio dominus Roche super Oium” confirmed a donation to Marmoutier, for the souls of “Beatricis uxoris mee et Americi filii nostri”, by undated charter[1336].  "Aymericus de Thoarcio dominus Machicolii et…Beatrix uxor sua" donated "domum de la Vacherece" to "abbas…Beate Marie de Calma", with the consent of "Johanne filie nostre", by charter dated 1230[1337].  "Beatrix domina de Machecoul et de Lucionio…in extrema voluntate posita" donated property to the abbey of Fontenelles by charter dated 1235[1338]Aimery [VIII] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AIMERY de Thouars (-[1218]).  Beatrix domina Roche super Oium” donated property “in foresta mea de Rocha...[et] in terra Willelmi Radulfi de Castro Fromage militis” to Marmoutier, for the soul of “Americi filii mei”, by charter dated 1218[1339]Americus de Thoartio dominus Roche super Oium” confirmed a donation to Marmoutier, for the souls of “Beatricis uxoris mee et Americi filii nostri”, by undated charter[1340]

b)         JEANNE de Thouars (-[10 Mar 1258/Sep 1260]).  "Aymericus de Thoarcio dominus Machicolii et…Beatrix uxor sua" donated "domum de la Vacherece" to "abbas…Beate Marie de Calma", with the consent of "Johanne filie nostre", by charter dated 1230[1341]Johanna de Rocha uxor...Mauricii de Bella Villa, domina Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” confirmed an agreement between Marmoutier and “virum nostrum Mauricium de Bella Villa dominum Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” by charter dated Nov 1256[1342].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne conte de Richemont" confirmed an agreement between "Morice de Belle Ville, par raison de Jehanne sa femme, dame de la Roche sur Yon et de Luçon" and "Olivier nostre frère" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert", by charter dated 10 Mar 1258[1343].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu", such that the Chabot couple would hold all the land of "Morice de Belleville et…Jehanne sa femme, feu", by charter dated Sep 1260[1344].  m firstly HARDOUIN de Maillé, son of --- (-before Mar 1243).  m secondly (before Nov 1246) as his first wife, MAURICE [III] de Montaigu, son of BRIENT [II] Seigneur de Montaigu & his first wife --- (-[10 May/3 Nov] 1274). 

3.         [GUILLAUME de Thouars (-before 27 Sep 1250).  He is named as husband of Isabelle in the charter dated Mar 1207 quoted below, although his parentage is not specified.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln Guillaume was the son of Vicomte Aimery [VII][1345].  From a chronological point of view this appears possible, but the primary source which confirms this parentage has not been identified.  m ISABELLE de la Guerche, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de la Guerche & his wife Hersende de Silly.  "Gauffridus dominus Castribrientii et Guillelmus de Guirchia dominus Pouencii" founded the priory of Primaudière, with the consent of "Gaufridus de Pohenceyo filius prædicti Guillelmi de Guirchia et Guillelmus de Thoarcio et Elizabet uxor eius filia sæpedicti Guill. de Guirchia", by charter dated Mar 1207[1346].] 

4.         GEOFFROY de Thouars (-[1250]).  Treasurer at Poitiers Saint-Hilaire.  A charter dated Apr 1242 records that Aimery [VIII] tant en son nom qu’au nom de Geoffroy son frère trésorier de Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers et d’Aimery son neveu fils de Guy son frère décédé[1347]

5.         ALIX de Thouars (-after 1242).  Her parentage and marriage (as “Haelis”) are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1348].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  m (before 1190) THIBAUT [II] de Beaumont Seigneur de Bressuire, son of --- (-[1236/42]). 

 

 

GUY [II] de Thouars, son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Marguerite de Lusignan (([1246/49]-21 Sep 1308)Guionnet fils d’Aimery jadis vicomte de Thouars” agreed to pay Alphonse Comte de Poitou to repurchase “la terre de Talmont” by charter dated 1269[1349].  A charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and Savaris vicoens de Thoarz valez, Guionnet fiuz Aymeri jadis viconte de Thoarz...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[1350]Vicomte de ThouarsGuido tunc temporis vicecomes Toarcii et Gaufridus dominus de Castro Briencii miles et Margarita de Lizigniaco uxor eius...matris nostre” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1277[1351].  "Gui vicomte de Toarz chevalier…Geufray sire de Chastiau Bruiant chevalier et…Marguerite de Lezeignen sa fame dame de la Chiese et mers audit