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Chapter 1.                COMTES de VENDÔME. 2

A.         COMTES de VENDÔME (ORIGINS) 2

B.         COMTES de VENDÔME (NEVERS) 4

C.        COMTES de VENDÔME (SEIGNEURS de PREUILLY) 8

D.        COMTES de VENDÔME (SEIGNEURS de MONTOIRE) 23

E.         COMTES de VENDÔME 1371-1514, DUCS de VENDÔME 1514-1589 (BOURBON) 30

F.         VICOMTES de VENDÔME.. 43

Chapter 2.                NOBILITY in VENDÔME. 45

A.         FAMILY of FOUCHER "le Riche" 45

B.         FAMILY of LETHER [de VENDÔME] 48

C.        FAMILY of INGELBAUD BRITO.. 52

D.        SEIGNEURS de LAVARDIN-sur-LOIR.. 59

E.         SEIGNEURS de LISLE [en VENDÔMOIS], SEIGNEURS de la TOUR.. 72

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de VENDÔME

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de VENDÔME (ORIGINS)

 

 

1.         BOUCHARD [I] (-after Mar 849).  "Archambaldi, Burchardi…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 849 under which "Odo comes et uxor mea Guandilmodis" donated property "in pago Dunensi…et in pago Blesensi" to Marmoutier, the editor of the compilation suggesting that "Burchardi" may have been the ancestor of the later Comtes de Vendôme[1]

 

2.         BOUCHARD [II] (-905 or after).  "…Burchardi comitis" subscribed the charter dated Nov 902 under which "Warnegaudi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Helenæ" donated property[2]

 

3.         BOUCHARD [III] "Ratepilate" (-[950/60]).  Comte de Vendôme

 

4.         BOUCHARD [IV] "le Vieux/le Vénérable" de Vendôme (-Saint-Maur-des-Fossés 9 Jan 1007, bur Saint-Maur-des-Fossés).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Vendôme.  Comte de Corbeil, de iure uxoris.  Vicomte de Paris.  "Burchardus comes" consented to the donation by "fidelis meus…Arduinus" by charter dated 1 Sep 976, subscribed by "Burcardi comitis Vindocinensis, Rainaldi filii"[3].  "Gaufridus atque Burchardus comites" confirmed the donation by "collibertam nostram Ermengardam" at the request of "fidelis nostri Fulchardi vicecomitis" by charter dated 19 Jul 985, subscribed by "Gaufredi comitis, Fulconis filii eius"[4].  [A presumably spurious charter dated May 989 records that "Buchardus comes Parisiensis, Milduni et Corbolii et senescallus Franciæ" granted "castra Vindocini, Lavarzini et Montis-Aurei", held by "Fulco quondam pater meus", to "Fulconi comiti Andecavorum, nepoti meo et Adellæ uxori suæ qui fuit filia Aimonis quondam comitis et Isabellis uxoris meæ"[5].  This document misrepresents the genealogy of the family which is confirmed in other primary sources, and ignores the fact that Bouchard´s son Bishop Renaud inherited Vendôme before it passed to the family of the comtes d´Anjou.]  "…Burchardi comitis…" subscribed the charter dated 997 under which Robert II King of France donated property to "congregationem SS Bartolomæi atque Maglorii" in Paris[6].  "Buchardus comes et eius filius Parisiensis episcopus Rainaldus" confirmed a donation of revenue to Marmoutier by "vassallus…Dodo" by charter dated 998[7].  "Robertus…Francorum Rex" confirmed donations to "monasterii Fossatensi" by "Parisiacensis ecclesiæ episcopus…Renoldus et pater eius…comes Burchardus" for the soul of "Elisabeth comitissæ" by charter dated 998[8].  [Guillaume of Jumièges records that “quidam eius miles...Walterius” captured his castle from “Burchardus Milidunensis castri comes”, who was living “apud regis Francorum curiam”, and handed it secretly to “Odoni comiti”, and that the castle was recaptured on his behalf by the king with the help of Richard II Duke of Normandy[9].  It is probable that this passage relates to Bouchard Comte de Vendôme, in his capacity as comte de Corbeil, as later comtes de Corbeil were recorded as holders of Melun.]  "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés by charter dated 1 Mar 1006, subscribed by "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites"[10]The necrology of Le Mans Cathedral records the death "V Id Jan 1007" of "Burgandus comes"[11]m as her second husband, ELISABETH, widow of HAMON Comte de Corbeil, daughter of ---.  The Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis records the marriage of "uxor comitis Haimonis, Elizabeth…nobili progenie" and "Burchardi comitis"[12].  "Robertus…Francorum Rex" confirmed donations to "monasterii Fossatensi" by "Parisiacensis ecclesiæ episcopus…Renoldus et pater eius…comes Burchardus" for the soul of "Elisabeth comitissæ" by charter dated 998[13].  Bouchard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RENAUD de Vendôme (-6 Jan 1016)"Burcardi comitis Vindocinensis, Rainaldi filii" subscribed the charter dated 1 Sep 976 under which "Burchardus comes" consented to the donation by "fidelis meus…Arduinus"[14]The Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis names "Ragenaldo Cancellario filio Comitis"[15]Chancellor of France 988-before 997.  Bishop of Paris 991.  Comte de Vendôme 1005.  "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés by charter dated 1 Mar 1006, subscribed by "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites"[16].  A charter dated to [1007/50] records that "Rainaldus episcopus Parisiensis, filius Burchardi Vetuli" cleared the forest of Gâtines and built Ville-l´Evêque, that after his death Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou granted Ville-l´Evêque to "Hamelino patre Walterii", that "Burchardus…cum matre sua Adela" confirmed all the previous concessions, that after his death his mother associated "Fulconem filium suum" in the county but later sold it to "fratrem suum Goffredum…Andecavorum comitem"[17]

b)         ELISABETH de Vendôme (after 958-burnt to death Angers Dec 999)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1032] which records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou transmitted "honor Vindocinensis" to his only daughter by "sororem defuncti pontificis", who had four sons of whom "primogenitum…Burchardum"[18].  The Chronico Monasterii Sancti Albini Andegavensis records a fire in "urbis Andegavæ" a few days after the burning of "comitissæ Helisabeth"[19].  Heiress of Vendôme.  m (before 990) as his first wife, FOULQUES III Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY I "Grisgonelle" Comte d'Anjou & his first wife Adela de Donzy (-Metz 21 Jun 1040, bur Beaulieu, abbaye de Saint-Pierre). 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de VENDÔME (NEVERS)

 

 

BODON de Nevers, son of LANDRY de Monceau Comte de Nevers & his wife Mathilde de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-[1023])"Landricus comes" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 28 Jul 1002 subscribed by "Bodo filius eius, Landricus filius eius…"[20]He succeeded his wife's maternal uncle [1016/20] as Comte de Vendôme, by right of his wife. 

m (before [1016/20]) ADELA d'Anjou, daughter of FOULQUES III "Nerra" Comte d'Anjou & his first wife Elisabeth de Vendôme (-26 Feb [1033/35]).  The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Gosfridum Martellum et filiam Adelam" as the children of "Fulco Nerra"[21].  The primary source which confirms her marriage precisely has not so far been identified, although the Historia Nivernensium Comitum records that the wife of "Bodonem [filium Landrici]" was "stirpis Andegavorum"[22].  She succeeded her maternal uncle in [1016/20] as Ctss de ½ Vendôme.  A charter dated to [1032] records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou transmitted "honor Vindocinensis" to his only daughter by "sororem defuncti pontificis", who had four sons of whom "primogenitum…Burchardum"[23].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Addela comitissa"[24]

Comte Bodon & his wife had four children: 

1.         BOUCHARD [V] "le Chauve" de Vendôme (-[25 Feb] ----).  A charter dated to [1032] records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou transmitted "honor Vindocinensis" to his only daughter by "sororem defuncti pontificis", who had four sons of whom "primogenitum…Burchardum"[25].  A charter dated to [1007/50] records that "Rainaldus episcopus Parisiensis, filius Burchardi Vetuli" cleared the forest of Gâtines and built Ville-l´Evêque, that after his death Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou granted Ville-l´Evêque to "Hamelino patre Walterii", that "Burchardus…cum matre sua Adela" confirmed all the previous concessions, that after his death his mother associated "Fulconem filium suum" in the county but later sold it to "fratrem suum Goffredum…Andecavorum comitem"[26]Comte de Vendôme.  A charter dated to [1025/30] records the concessions granted by "comes Burchardus in villa et in comitatu Vindocini"[27].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "V Kal Mar" of "Buccardus comes Vindocini"[28]

2.         FOULQUES "l'Oison" de Vendôme (-Ferrières-en-Touraine 21 or 22 Nov 1066, bur Vendôme)A charter dated to [1007/50] records that "Rainaldus episcopus Parisiensis, filius Burchardi Vetuli" cleared the forest of Gâtines and built Ville-l´Evêque, that after his death Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou granted Ville-l´Evêque to "Hamelino patre Walterii", that "Burchardus…cum matre sua Adela" confirmed all the previous concessions, that after his death his mother associated "Fulconem filium suum" in the county but later sold it to "fratrem suum Goffredum…Andecavorum comitem"[29].  "Gaufredus comitatus Andecavensis naturalis heres" made donations to Marmoutier dated 1055 in which he names "nepotibus meis…Fulcone vincocinensium comite naturali, Gaufredo et altero Fulcone"[30].  A charter dated to [1060/64] records that "Fulco de Vindocino" raided La Trinité de Vendôme, after the death of Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d´Anjou [in Nov 1060], but repented[31].  It appears that he was restored as Comte de Vendôme some time after the death of Comte Geoffroy II, but the circumstances of this restoration have not yet been traced.  "Fulconis comitis, uxor eius Petronillæ…" witnessed a charter dated to [1060/66] which records an agreement between "Odone de Camaziaco" and La Trinité de Vendôme concerning property[32].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[33].  The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death "XI Kal Dec" in 1066 of "Fulco Vindocini comes"[34].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "XI Kal Dec" of "Fulco comes Vindocini"[35]m PETRONILLE de Château-Renard, daughter of GUICHER [I] Seigneur de Château-Renard & his wife --- (-Château-Rainard 1 Nov 1078, bur Vendôme).  "Comite…Fulcone…cum coniuge sua…Petronilla" confirmed the donation by "Rotbertum de Monte Comiturno et Fulcherium de Turre nepotem ipsius", by charter dated 1061[36].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Fulconis comitis, uxor eius Petronillæ…" witnessed a charter dated to [1060/66] which records an agreement between "Odone de Camaziaco" and La Trinité de Vendôme concerning property[37].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[38].  A charter records the death "Kal Nov" at Château-Renard in 1078 of "Petronilla mater Burchardi comitis" and her donation before dying to La Trinité de Vendôme of property previously held by "Fulconis comitis mariti sui", with the consent of "Burchardo filio suo comite Vindocini"[39].  Comte Foulques & his wife had four children: 

a)         EUPHROSINE de Vendôme (-after 1110).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 2 Aug 1090 records that "Vindocini consulem Goffredium Pruillacensem", a prisoner of "Lancelino de Balgenciaco", expressed his intention of donating "Savignei ecclesia" to La Trinité de Vendôme and that "uxor…comitissa Euphronia" implemented his wishes[40].  "Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis [et] uxor sua Eufrosina et filius eorum Gaufredus Grassa Cotella" consented to the donation by "miles Girardus" by charter dated 1092[41].  A charter dated to after 1103 records that "uxore sua comitissa Eufrosina" retook "ecclesiam de Savigniaco", donated by "Goffridus de Prulliaco comes Vindocinensis", from La Trinité de Vendôme after her husband died but returned it after she was excommunicated[42]m GEOFFROY de Preuilly, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Preuilly & his wife Almodis --- (-killed in battle Ramleh 19 May 1102).  Comte de Vendôme 1085. 

b)         AGATHA de Vendôme A charter dated 1071 records that "Radulfus vicecomes filius vicecomitis Radulfi de Lusdio" took property from Marmoutier and that he and "ipse uxor sua Agathes" were paid not to take more[43].  "Radulfus vicecomes et uxor eius Agatha" witnessed the charter dated to [1077] which records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Herveo castelli Lavarzini domino"[44].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 5 Jan 1079 under which her husband "Radulfus vicecomes" confirmed donations in his fief to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Agatha uxore sua, filia Fulconis comitis Vindocinensis"[45]"Radulfus vicecomes" donated the church of St Nicholas built at his castle of Montrevault to the cathedral of Angers St Maurice, with the consent of "uxore mea Agatha et filiis meis Fulchone, Radulfo, Burchardo", by charter dated 15/29 Jul 1095[46]m (before 1071) RAOUL [V] Vicomte du Lude et de Montrevault, son of RAOUL [IV] Vicomte du Maine & his first wife Emma de Montrevault Dame du Lude (-1095 or after). 

c)         BOUCHARD [VI] de Vendôme (-28 Feb 1085).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Vendôme"Comes Burchardus puer" confirmed the donations by Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d´Anjou to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 14 Jan 1075[47].  "Burchardus Vindocinensis comes juvenis" relinquished rights held by "Guido comes predecessor eius" in favour of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 5 Mar 1075, which also records that "Radulphus…vicecomes" also relinquished rights[48].  A charter records the death "Kal Nov" at Château-Renard in 1078 of "Petronilla mater Burchardi comitis" and her donation before dying to La Trinité de Vendôme of property previously held by "Fulconis comitis mariti sui", with the consent of "Burchardo filio suo comite Vindocini"[49]Seigneur de Nouatre [1084].  A charter dated 28 Oct 1084 records the reparations made by "comes Burchardus filius Fulconis Vindocinensis" to La Trinité de Vendôme for a judgment against the abbey, witnessed by "Radulfus vicecomes, Fulcherius de Fractavalle, Paganus de Montedublello…"[50].  The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death "II Kal Mar" in 1085 of "Burchardus comes…adolescens, filius Fulconis comitis, Anserulus cognominati"[51].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "II Kal Mar" of "Buccardus comes Vindocini"[52].  A charter dated 1086 records the approval of "Gosfredus comes cognomina Jordanus…de Prulliaco", who had inherited "Vindocinensem honorem post Burchardum comitem, Fulconis filium", of a donation to La Trinité de Vendôme by "miles Frotmundus cognomina Turpinus…filius Salomonis fili Otredii"[53]

d)         GEOFFROY de Vendôme .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1066/85. 

3.         GUYA charter dated to [1032] records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou transmitted "honor Vindocinensis" to his only daughter by "sororem defuncti pontificis", who had four sons of whom "primogenitum…Burchardum"[54]The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified.  Comte de Vendôme 1069/72.  A charter dated 19 Jan 1069 records a hearing before "Guido comes" [Comte de Vendôme] regarding claims by "Algerius" to "de terra Wastinelli" [Gâtinais], in the presence of "…Roberto nepote Guidonis comitis" [assumed to be Robert "le Bourguignon" Seigneur de Sablé, who was the first cousin of Guy Comte de Vendôme on his father´s side of the family, or Robert´s son Robert][55].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem"[56]Seigneur de Nouatre 1067/84.  Monk at Noyers.  m AGNES, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

4.         son .  A charter dated to [1032] records that Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou transmitted "honor Vindocinensis" to his only daughter by "sororem defuncti pontificis", who had four sons of whom "primogenitum…Burchardum"[57]

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de VENDÔME (SEIGNEURS de PREUILLY)

 

 

GEOFFROY "Jourdain" de Preuilly, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Preuilly & his wife Almodis --- (-killed in battle Ramleh 19 May 1102)"Gaufridus de Pruliaco cognomento Jordanis" donated "ecclesiam Sancti Lupi de Ruiliaco" to Marmoutier, on the advice of "matris mee Almodis", by charter dated to [1068][58]Seigneur de Preuilly, Seigneur de Bossay.  "Gosfridus de Prulliaco" donated "curtem de Balneolis" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to [1070][59]He succeeded as Comte de Vendôme in 1085.  A charter dated 1086 records the approval of "Gosfredus comes cognomina Jordanus…de Prulliaco", who had inherited "Vindocinensem honorem post Burchardum comitem, Fulconis filium", of a donation to La Trinité de Vendôme by "miles Frotmundus cognomina Turpinus…filius Salomonis fili Otredii"[60].  A charter dated 2 Aug 1090 records that "Vindocini consulem Goffredium Pruillacensem", a prisoner of "Lancelino de Balgenciaco", expressed his intention of donating "Savignei ecclesia" to La Trinité de Vendôme and that "uxor…comitissa Euphronia" implemented his wishes[61]Saint-Venant comments that “il est permis de croire que les moines pour reconnaître ce don généreux l´aidèrent à payer sa rançon[62].  “Gaufridus cognomento Jordanis, in castri possessione...Pruliacum...a patre meo...Gaufrido filius et heres” donated property to Preuilly by charter dated to 1 Aug [1097], witnessed by “Almodii matris sue, Beatrix sororis eius...[63].  William of Tyre records the presence at the second capture of Tortosa in 1102 of "Gaufridus Vindocinensium"[64]

m EUPHROSINE Ctss de Vendôme, daughter of FOULQUES "l'Oison" Comte de Vendôme & his wife Pétronille de Château-Renard (-after 1110).  A charter dated 2 Aug 1090 records that "Vindocini consulem Goffredium Pruillacensem", a prisoner of "Lancelino de Balgenciaco", expressed his intention of donating "Savignei ecclesia" to La Trinité de Vendôme and that "uxor…comitissa Euphronia" implemented his wishes[65].  "Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis [et] uxor sua Eufrosina et filius eorum Gaufredus Grassa Cotella" consented to the donation by "miles Girardus" by charter dated 1092[66].  A charter dated to after 1103 records that "uxore sua comitissa Eufrosina" retook "ecclesiam de Savigniaco", donated by "Goffridus de Prulliaco comes Vindocinensis", from La Trinité de Vendôme after her husband died but returned it after she was excommunicated[67]

Comte Geoffroy [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] "Grisegonelle" de Vendôme (-[Saint-Gilles-en-Languedoc] [19 May] 1145)"Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis [et] uxor sua Eufrosina et filius eorum Gaufredus Grassa Cotella" consented to the donation by "miles Girardus" by charter dated 1092[68]He succeeded his father in 1103 as Comte de Vendôme"Gauffridus Vindocinensis comes" restored the mills of "Ponte et…Friquembaldi" to "Petrus filius Hamelini hæres [Amelini de Monte-Aureo]" at the request of the abbé of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1121[69].  "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis dictus Grisagonella" confirmed the possessions of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "uxoris mee Mahildis" and with the consent of "duo filii mei Johannis et Goffredus", by charter dated to [1102/29][70].  "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis cognomento Grizagonella" confirmed the right of passage in the forest of Gâtines by charter dated 6 Nov 1134, witnessed by "…Goffirdus de Lavarzino filius eius, Heremias, Wlgrimus frater Bartholomei…"[71].  "Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius eius" donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1139, which states that Geoffroy had recently returned from Jerusalem, later consented to by "Lancelinus filius Johannis comitis Vindocini, Mathildis filia eiusdem Johannis, item alia filia Mathildis" and witnessed by "domnus Lancelinus de Baugenciaco…Goffridus de Chaorciis…"[72].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "XIV Kal Jun" of "Goffridus comes"[73]m (1105) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Châteaudun, widow of ROBERT Vicomte de Blois, daughter of HUGUES Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Agnès de Fréteval (-25 Sep [after 1139]).  Her origin is confirmed by the charter dated 1119 under which "Gaufridus de Castroduno" (her brother) donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis"[74]"Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis qui cognominatus et Grisa Gonella…uxor eius Mathildis…comitissa necnon Eschirater eiusdem comitis" donated property by charter dated 1107[75].  "…Mithildis comitissa Vindocinensis filia eiusdem Hugonis…" consented to the donation by "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated [1110/11][76].  "Mahildis Vindocinensis comitissa" recognised the rights of La Trinité de Vendôme over the forest of Gastines, at the request of "Goffridum maritum suum", by charter dated 1119[77].  "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis dictus Grisagonella" confirmed the possessions of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "uxoris mee Mahildis" and with the consent of "duo filii mei Johannis et Goffredus", by charter dated to [1102/29][78].  A list of anniversaries of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IX Kal Oct" of "Mathildis comitissa Vindocinensis"[79]Saint-Venant suggests that Mathilde died before 1139, the date of a charter under which “Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius meus” donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to Marmoutier “pro salute anime matris sue et anime uxoris sue”[80].  However, the repetition of the word “anime” in in the document would be unnecessary if the donor´s mother and his wife were both deceased at the time.  The document indicates a distinction between their two situations, suggesting that the donor´s wife must have still been alive at the time.  Comte Geoffroy [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Vendôme (-La Charité-sur-Loire [1185])A charter dated 19 Jul 1126 records the restitution by "Joannes filius Goffridi Vindocinensis comitis" of property to La Trinité de Vendôme[81]Comte de Vendôme

 -       see below.   

b)         GEOFFROY de Vendôme (-after [1136/39])"Gaufridus de Castroduno" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis" by charter dated 1119[82]"Goffridus comes Vindocinensis dictus Grisagonella" confirmed the possessions of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "uxoris mee Mahildis" and with the consent of "duo filii mei Johannis et Goffredus", by charter dated to [1102/29][83].  "Goffridus filius Goffridi comitis qui Grisagonella vocabatur" renounced his claim to "terra…prope Villam-Dei" in favour of La Trinité de Vendôme, at the request of "Mahildis comitissæ, matrius illius Goffridi", by charter dated 21 Jan 1130, witnessed by "Goffridus comes, Bartholomeus, Wulgrinus frater eius…"[84].  De Lavardin: "…Goffridus de Lavarzino filius eius, Heremias, Wlgrimus frater Bartholomei…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1134 under which "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis cognomento Grizagonella" confirmed the right of passage in the forest of Gâtines[85].  "Goffridus de Lavarzino filius comitis Vindocini…" witnessed the charter dated to [1136/39] which records the spiritual association granted to "vicecomitissa Castriduni, Eloisa, cum filio suo Hugone, per castrum Vindocinum iter agens" by Marmoutier[86]Saint-Venant suggests that Geoffroy must have married “une fille de la maison de Lavardin...fille probablement d´Aimeric Gaymard et d´une de ses deux premières femmes” and “il eut probablement, comme dot de sa femme, une partie de la seigneurie de Lavardin[87].  This appears to be the only possible explanation for Geoffroy´s assumption of the Lavardin name and, from a chronological point of view, the proposal is acceptable given Geoffroy´s birth date, probably dated to [1108/15].  However, the seigneurie de Lavardin appears to have passed to the family of the comtes de Vendôme only in the mid-12th century, with the marriage of Agatha, supposed daughter of Aymeric “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin, to Bouchard [VII] Comte de Vendôme (see below Chapter 15.J).  Given this succession, it is difficult to imagine that Aymeric “Gaimard” would have ceded part of his rights in Lavardin as part of a marriage treaty with Geoffroy de Vendôme.  On the other hand, it is difficult to conceive another explanation for Geoffroy being referred to as “de Lavarzino”.  One possibility is that Geoffroy was the same person as the second husband of Marie, widow of Aymeric “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin, daughter of Geoffroy [Payen] & his wife ---

2.         ESCHIVARD [I] de Preuilly (-28 Oct, after [1137]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.   Seigneur de Preuilly.  Eschivardus de Pruillé et Goffredus filius eius” granted privileges to Noyers by charter dated to [1137][88]Seigneur de Bosay et de la Rocheposay.  m ---.  The name of Eschivard’s wife is not known.  Eschivard & his wife had children: 

a)         PIERRE [I] de Preuilly dit de Montrabel (-after 1151).  Eschivardus de Pruillé et Goffredus filius eius” granted privileges to Noyers by charter dated to [1137][89]Seigneur de Preuilly.  Engelbault archevêque de Tours” notified the donation made by “Pierre fils d’Eschivard de Preuilly” to the monks of Notre-Dame de Bechère by undated charter[90]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [I] & his wife had children: 

i)          PIERRE [II] de Preuilly (-[1204]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.   Seigneur de Preuilly.  Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201, witnessed by “de militibus: Giraudus vicecomes de Brocea nepos meus...Emericus de Rochachoart...[91]m ELEONORE, daughter of ---.  Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201[92]Pierre [II] & his wife had children: 

(a)       ESCHIVARD [II] de Preuilly (-4 Nov [1217]).  Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201[93].  “Eschivardus de Pruliaco” confirmed the donation made to Merci-Dieu by “pater meus Petrus de Monte-Rabei”, with the consent of “Mathildis uxor mea et filii mei Gaufrdus, Josbertus, Enricus, Jordanis, Gauterius et Petrus...Gaufrido fratre meo”, by charter dated 1204[94]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Eschivardus de Pruliaco” confirmed the donation made to Merci-Dieu by “pater meus Petrus de Monte-Rabei”, with the consent of “Mathildis uxor mea et filii mei Gaufrdus, Josbertus, Enricus, Jordanis, Gauterius et Petrus...Gaufrido fratre meo”, by charter dated 1204[95]

-         SEIGNEURS de PREUILLY[96]

(b)       GEOFFROY de PreuillyPetrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201[97]

(c)       AGATHE de Preuilly Europäische Stammtafeln names "Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Pierre [II] Sire de Preuilly dit de Montrabel" as the second wife of Bernard [III] Vicomte de Brosse, and also records that she married secondly, as his first wife, Hugues [X][98].  The mother of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse was Agathe de Preuilly, as confirmed by his charter dated 1198 (after Sep) under which "Giraudus vicecomes Brucie, filius domne Agathe de Prullet" abandoned rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault[99].  However, there is no indication that Gérard was the son of Vicomte Bernard [III].  In addition, the chronology of the known marriage of Vicomte Bernard [III] appears to exclude the possibility of a second marriage which would be consistent with that second wife’s own second marriage to Hugues [X].  It is assumed, therefore, that the (first) husband of Agathe de Preuilly and father of Vicomte Gérard [II], was another vicomte de Brosse.  The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified. m firstly --- de Brosse, son of ---.  [m secondly as his first wife, HUGUES [X] "le Brun" de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, son of HUGUES de Lusignan & his [first] wife Orengarde --- (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219).] 

ii)         GOSBERT de Preuilly dit de la Guerche (-[1204/05]).  Seigneur de la Guerche et du Bouchet.  Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201[100]

-         SEIGNEURS de la GUERCHE

 

 

JEAN de Vendôme, son of GEOFFROY "Grisegonelle" Comte de Vendôme & his wife Mathilde de Châteaudun (-La Charité-sur-Loire [1185])A charter dated 19 Jul 1126 records the restitution by "Joannes filius Goffridi Vindocinensis comitis" of property to La Trinité de Vendôme[101].  "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis dictus Grisagonella" confirmed the possessions of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "uxoris mee Mahildis" and with the consent of "duo filii mei Johannis et Goffredus", by charter dated to [1102/29][102]A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Johanni Comiti primogenito Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" when recording his first marriage[103]"Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius eius" donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1139, which states that Geoffroy had recently returned from Jerusalem, later consented to by "Lancelinus filius Johannis comitis Vindocini, Mathildis filia eiusdem Johannis, item alia filia Mathildis" and witnessed by "domnus Lancelinus de Baugenciaco…Goffridus de Chaorciis…"[104]Comte de Vendôme"Joannes Vindocinensis comes" part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus…Agatha uxor Burchardi filii mei", by charter dated 1147[105].  The Chronicon Vindocinense records that "Joannis comitis" was excommunicated in 1177[106].  "Burchardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation of "bonæ memoriæ Johannes pater meus comes Vindocinensis" to the abbey of la Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1185], witnessed by "Gaufridus frater noster, Johannes de Laval consanguineus noster, Matheus de Bellomonte"[107]

m firstly [BERTHE du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of GEOFFROY du Puy-du-Fou & his wife ---.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records the marriage of "Johanni Comiti primogenitor Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" and "Bertham", daughter of "Gaufridus de Podio-Fagi, filius Hugonis, ex eiusdem Ducis [=Willelmi Pictaviæ Ducis Aquitaniæ] progenie"[108].  The difficulty with this suggested marriage is the dubious status of this source, discussed fully in AQUITAINE DUKES.  Nevertheless, it is likely that Comte Jean did marry twice, and that his first wife was the mother of his son Bouchard [VII], given that Bouchard´s wife and his father´s [supposed second] wife were probably sisters.] 

m secondly ([1147]) RICHILDE de Lavardin, daughter of [AYMERIC “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin & his third wife] Marie --- (-24 Sep ----).  "Richilda comitissa Vindocinensis" donated property "de Villeriis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Goffridi filii mei", by charter dated to [1147][109].  Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated to before 1185, under which "Wlgrinus miles monacus noster" [son of Ingelbald Brito] donated the mill of "Beto" to La Trinité de Vendôme for the soul of "Petro filio suo quem monacum fecimus", confirmed by "Maria uxor eius et quinque filii eius Goffridus, Herveus, Ingelbaldus, Petrus, Mauricius, et Agnes et Domitilla filie ipsius" and in the presence of "Johannes comes Vindocinensis et Richildis uxor eius, neptis Wlgrini…"[110].  This family origin is confirmed by the charter under which [her son] Barthélemy Archbishop of Tours confirmed donations made to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Preuilly by "bonæ memoriæ Engelbaudo avunculo et predecessore nostro"[111], the latter being identified as the maternal uncle of Richilde de Lavardin.  Although the sources quoted in this paragraph indicate that Richilde was the sister of Jean de Lavardin (son of Marie by her second husband Geoffroy de Lavardin), and that Richilde was the daughter of Marie, no primary source has been found which confirms that Richilde and Jean shared the same father.  It appears more likely that Richilde was the full sister of Agatha de Lavardin (and therefore probably the daughter of Aymeric "Gaimard" Seigneur de Lavardin) and that their two marriages, respectively with the father and son Jean Comte de Vendôme and Bouchard [VII] Comte de Vendôme, were arranged because they were full sisters and each enjoyed rights to Lavardin.  Clearly the Vendôme family was anxious to secure the Lavardin inheritance by marriage with the heiress.  It seems more probable that Agatha´s marriage with the Vendôme heir was arranged first, and that Richilde´s marriage provided "back-up" for Jean Comte de Vendôme in case the Bouchard/Agatha marriage proved childless (and his other children died without heirs) to increase the chances that Lavardin would still remain within his family (or more importantly that it would not be lost to another family).  "Johannes de Lavarzino…et Richeldis comitissa soror eius" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1188[112].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Richilda comitissa fundatrix infirmarii"[113]

Comte Jean & his first wife had four children: 

1.         BOUCHARD [VII] de Vendôme ([1125/30]-1202).  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Buchardus, Lancelinus, Galfridus et Mahauda" as the children of "Johanni Comiti primogenito Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" and his wife "Bertham"[114]"Joannes Vindocinensis comes" part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus…Agatha uxor Burchardi filii mei", by charter dated 1147[115].  "Burchardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation of "bonæ memoriæ Johannes pater meus comes Vindocinensis" to the abbey of la Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1185], witnessed by "Gaufridus frater noster, Johannes de Laval consanguineus noster, Matheus de Bellomonte"[116]Comte de Vendôme.  A charter dated 1185 records the approval by Henry II King of England of the rights of "Vindocinense…comitem…Burchardum", including the provision for a donation if his oldest daughter married, signed by "Gaufredus filius eius…"[117].  "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife Agatha, in which he names "filii eius Rodulfus et Gaufridus et Agnes soror eorum"[118].  "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation by "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus" of property he inherited from "Marie matris sue", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Gaufridi et Johannes thesaurarii et Johannis nepotis mei ex Gaufrido", to the abbey of Gatines by charter dated to [1185], which names "filio meo Johanne tesaurario Sancti Mauricii Turonensis" as present[119].  "Burchardus…Vindocinensis comes" created a foundation for maintenance of two lamps at La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1195, which records the burial at the abbey of "fratris mei Lancelini", witnessed by "…Rainaldus de Insula…"[120].  "Burchardus de Lavardino comes Vindocinensis" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme for the anniversary of "Johannis filii mei" by charter dated to [1190/1200][121].  "Burchardus comes Vindocini" confirmed the donation to Fontaines by "Johannes dominus de Montorio nepos meus", confirming the donation by "Petrus de Montorio pater suus" for the soul of "Agnetis uxoris suæ…meæ filiæ" who was buried there, by charter dated 1202[122]The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death in 1202 of "Burchardus comes Vindocini"[123]m (before 1147) [as her second husband,] AGATHA [de Lavardin], [widow of NIVELON [IV] Seigneur de Fréteval,] daughter of [AYMERIC “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin & his third wife Marie ---] ([1120/25]-before [1185/1202]).  "…Agathe uxore Nivelonis primogeniti…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[124].  "…Uxore primogeniti filii mei…Agatha et Hilgodo Piel" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[125]Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the Gesta Ambaziensium which records that "Guenmardus... [et] Mariam sororem Engelbaudi archiepiscopi et Bartholomæi de Vindocino...filiam" married “Nevolus de Fracta Valle” and that “ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant[126]Her [second] marriage is confirmed, and her parentage indicated, by the charter dated 1147 under which "Joannes Vindocinensis comes" donated part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus…apud Lavarziniacum, Agatha uxor Burchardi filii mei"[127].  The residence of Agatha at Lavardin, stated in this document, suggests a connection with the castle of that name.  In addition, Agatha´s widower "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife “Agatham hujus ville dominam[128], consistent with her suggested Lavardin origin.  This supposed second marriage is consistent with the reference in the Gesta Ambaziensium to ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant”, assuming that the latter were descended from Agatha´s second not her first marriage.  In addition, [Agatha´s second husband] "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" names [Agatha´s brother] "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus..." in his confirmation of a donation to Gatines dated to [1185][129], the word “cognatus” frequently indicating brother-in-law.  It should be noted that Saint-Venant suggests that Agatha was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded older son of Aymeric “Gaimard”, who died young and transmitted the right to Lavardin to his daughter.  He highlights that Jean de Lavardin is never recorded as seigneur de Lavardin after the death of “his father” (whom, it appears, he assumes to be Aymeric), and that if Agatha had been the sister of Richilde (second wife of Jean Comte de Vendôme) the church would have vetoed the arrangement whereby one sister married the father and the other his son[130].  The scenario as proposed is not impossible.  However, it is inconsistent with the Gesta Ambazensium as quoted above (Saint-Venant ignores Agatha´s supposed first marriage), nor is it certain that the church would have vetoed the marriages in question (there are other examples of father and son marrying two sisters).  In addition, the source quoted below shows that Jean de Lavardin was the son of Marie, widow of Aymeric, by her second marriage not by her first marriage to Aymeric.  Comte Bouchard [VII] & his wife had five children: 

a)         JEAN de Vendôme (-before [1190/1200]).  "Burchardus de Lavardino comes Vindocinensis" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme for the anniversary of "Johannis filii mei" by charter dated to [1190/1200][131]

b)         RAOUL de Vendôme (-after [1185/1202]).  "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife Agatha, in which he names "filii eius Rodulfus et Gaufridus et Agnes soror eorum"[132].     

c)         GEOFFROY de Vendôme (-before 1202).  A charter dated 1185 records the approval by Henry II King of England of the rights of "Vindocinense…comitem…Burchardum", including the provision for a donation if his oldest daughter married, signed by "Gaufredus filius eius…"[133].  "Filiorum meorum Gaufridi et Johannes thesaurarii et Johannis nepotis mei ex Gaufrido" consented to the charter dated to [1185] under which "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation by "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus" of property he inherited from "Marie matris sue" to the abbey of Gatines[134].  "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife Agatha, in which he names "filii eius Rodulfus et Gaufridus et Agnes soror eorum"[135].  Geoffory presumably predeceased his father.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had [two] children:

i)          JEAN de Vendôme (-before 1208).  "Filiorum meorum Gaufridi et Johannes thesaurarii et Johannis nepotis mei ex Gaufrido" consented to the charter dated to [1185] under which "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation by "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus" of property he inherited from "Marie matris sue" to the abbey of Gatines[136]Comte de Vendôme.  "Johannes comes Vindocinensis" granted the fair of Notre-Dame to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the souls of "domini Buchardi predecessoris mei comitis Vindocinensis…", by charter dated 1203, witnessed by "Goffrido de Vindocino avunculo meo…"[137].  “Joannes comes Vindocinensis” confirmed a donation in favour of La Charité-sur-Loire by “Joannes abavus meus…comes Vindocinensis…et Burchardus comes filius eius”, approved by “Gaufridus de Vindocino avunculus meus”, by charter dated Sep 1206[138]

ii)         [MATHILDE de Vendôme (-after 1227).  "Johannes Montiniaci dominus et Veteris Vici" relinquished rights in favour of the priory of Saint-Hilaire, with the consent of “fratribus Hugone...Gaufredo et uxore mea Mathilde et filiabus meis Isabella et Margarita”, by charter dated 1200[139].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Dominus Johannes de Montiniaco et de Veteri-Vico" transferred rights to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Matildis uxoris sue et heredum suorum Odonis, Hugonis, Margarite, Adeline" by charter dated Aug 1207[140].  There must be some doubt about Mathilde´s parentage, otherwise it is difficult to understand the inheritance of the county of Vendôme by the descendants of her supposed paternal aunt Agnes.  "Johannes Montigniaci dominus" confirmed a donation to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Matildis uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Hugonis et Johannis et filiarum Margarite, Adelicie, Ysabelle", by charter dated Dec 1212[141]m (before 1198) JEAN "le Roux" Seigneur de Montigny-le-Ganelon, son of EUDES de Montigny & his wife Heloise --- (-[May 1219/1227]).] 

d)         AGNES de Vendôme (-1201, bur Abbaye de Notre Dame de Fontaines)"Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife Agatha, in which he names "filii eius Rodulfus et Gaufridus et Agnes soror eorum"[142].  "Burchardus comes Vindocini" confirmed the donation to Fontaines by "Johannes dominus de Montorio nepos meus", confirming the donation by "Petrus de Montorio pater suus" for the soul of "Agnetis uxoris suæ…meæ filiæ", by charter dated 1202[143]m PIERRE de Montoire, son of PHILIPPE de Montoire & his wife Eléonore --- (-before 1202). 

e)         JEAN [III] de Vendôme (-[Jan/Mar] 1217)"Filiorum meorum Gaufridi et Johannes thesaurarii et Johannis nepotis mei ex Gaufrido" consented to the charter dated to [1185] under which "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation by "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus" of property he inherited from "Marie matris sue" to the abbey of Gatines[144].  Thesaurarius at Tours.  Provost at Saint-Georges de Vendôme.  He presumably resigned his ecclesiastical appointments and married after his succession as comte de Vendôme.  Comte de Vendôme 1209.  "Johannes comes Vindocinensis" relinquished rights over "prepositos de Masengeio" to Chartres, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee sororis comitis Sancti Pauli”, by charter dated Sep 1213[145].  "Johannes comes Vindocensis" approved a donation to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by "Petrus de Turne miles", by charter dated 1217[146]m (before Sep 1213) as her third husband, MARIE, divorced wife firstly of RENAUD Comte de Dammartin, and widow secondly of ROBERT de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville, daughter of [GUY [II] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne] & his wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-after 1241).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium refers to the wife of "Reinaldus filius Alberti de Dominio-Martini comitis" as "sorore Waltheri de Castellione", specifying that he left her in order to marry "Boloniem comitissam Idam"[147].  It should be noted that none of the sources quoted in this section specify that Marie was the daughter of Guy [II] Seigneur de Châtillon.  It is possible therefore that she was born from her mother´s third marriage.  "M. domina Curveville" referred to "vivente domino meo R. de Veteri Ponte" in a charter dated to [1205][148]"Maria domina de Corbavilla" gave security for "forteritia de Lavardin...quamdiu neptis mea Aales ibidem habebit dotalitium suum" to Philippe IV King of France by charter dated Feb 1212[149]"Johannes comes Vindocinensis" relinquished rights over "prepositos de Masengeio" to Chartres, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee sororis comitis Sancti Pauli”, by charter dated Sep 1213[150]"Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[151]

2.         LANCELIN de Vendôme (-before 1195, bur La Trinité de Vendôme).  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Buchardus, Lancelinus, Galfridus et Mahauda" as the children of "Johanni Comiti primogenitor Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" and his wife "Bertham"[152]"Lancelinus filius Johannis comitis Vindocini, Mathildis filia eiusdem Johannis, item alia filia Mathildis" consented to the charter dated 1139 under which "Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius eius" donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme[153].  "Joannes Vindocinensis comes" part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus", by charter dated 1147[154].  "Burchardus…Vindocinensis comes" created a foundation for maintenance of two lamps at La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1195, which records the burial at the abbey of "fratris mei Lancelini", witnessed by "…Rainaldus de Insula…"[155]

3.         MATHILDE de Vendôme (-[1214]).  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Buchardus, Lancelinus, Galfridus et Mahauda" as the children of "Johanni Comiti primogenitor Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" and his wife "Bertham"[156]"Lancelinus filius Johannis comitis Vindocini, Mathildis filia eiusdem Johannis, item alia filia Mathildis" consented to the charter dated 1139 under which "Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius eius" donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme[157]"Comitis Hainrici...comitis Stephani filii" donated Saint-Sauveur de Guingamp to Marmoutiers by charter dated 19 Sep 1151 "die ipso quo Hainricus comes Mathildem filiam Johannis Vindocin. comitis apud Meduanam uxorem duxit"[158]The Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii records the death in 1214 of "Mathildis Comitissa"[159], which may refer to the widow of Henri Comte de Tréguier although she would have been old at the time.  m (Mayenne 19 Sep 1151) HENRI de Bretagne Comte de Tréguier et de Guingamp, son of ETIENNE de Bretagne Lord of Richmond & his wife Hawise de Guingamp ([1100]-early 1183). 

4.         MATHILDE de Vendôme (before 1139-3 Feb 1199, bur Abbaye de Fontaine-les-Blanches)"Lancelinus filius Johannis comitis Vindocini, Mathildis filia eiusdem Johannis, item alia filia Mathildis" consented to the charter dated 1139 under which "Goffridus Grisagonella comes Vindocini et Johannes filius eius" donated part of the forest of Gâtineau to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme[160].  "Sulpicius dominus Ambaziæ et Matildis mater mea et omnes fratres et sorores Hugo…et Johannes, Helisabeth et Agnes atque Dionisia" donated property to the abbey of Fontaines-les-Blanches by charter dated 1194[161].  “Sulpice seigneur d’Amboise” confirmed that “Hugues d’Azay” had granted “la dîme de Carbonel” to “Mathilde mère de Sulpice” who had donated it to the monks of Pont-Levoy, for the soul of “son père Hugues”, confirmed by “Sulpice...Hugues, Jehan et Guillaume ses frères, par Elisabeth comtesse d’Angoulême, Agnès comtesse d’Evreux, Denise et Mathilde ses sœurs”, by charter dated 1196[162].  “Mathilde dame d’Amboise” donated property to Liget abbey, for the soul of “Hugues d’Amboise son mari”, with the consent of “Sulpice, de Hugues, Jean et Guillaume ses fils, d’Isabelle comtesse d’Angoulême, d’Agnès comtesse d’Evreux, et de Denise, ses filles”, by charter dated 1198[163].  The necrology of Pontlevoy records the death "III Non Feb" of "Mahildis domina de Ambazia"[164].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "III Non Feb" of "Mathildis de Ambazia"[165].  "Sulpitius dominus Ambaziæ" granted concessions to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Isabel uxoris meæ et fratrum meorum Hugonis, Johannis et Willielmi et sororum mearum Isabel comitissæ Engolismensis et Dyonisiæ", for the soul of "dominæ Matildis felicis memoriæ…matris meæ", by charter dated 1199[166].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Mar 1202 (O.S.?) under which [her son] “Sulpice seigneur d’Amboise” donated property to Fontaines abbey, in acknowledgement of “sa mère Mathilde” being buried there[167]m HUGUES [II] Seigneur d'Amboise, son of SULPICE [II] Seigneur d'Amboise & his wife Agnes de Donzy (-[1190/94], bur Saint-Florentin). 

Comte Jean & his second wife had two children: 

5.         GEOFFROY de Vendôme (-1222 or after).  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Buchardus, Lancelinus, Galfridus et Mahauda" as the children of "Johanni Comiti primogenitor Galfridi Grisagonellæ Comitis Vindonicensis atque Mahaudæ Castridunensis" and his wife "Bertham"[168].  This document misstates Geoffroy´s mother (unless there was another son named Geoffroy, born from his father´s first marriage, who died young), as shown by undated charter (dated to [1147] by the editor of the collection consulted, but the chronology suggests that it should be dated later) under which "Richilda comitissa Vindocinensis" donated property "de Villeriis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Goffridi filii mei"[169].  "Gaufridus frater noster…" witnessed the charter dated to [1185] under which "Burchardus comes Vindocinensis" approved the donation of "bonæ memoriæ Johannes pater meus comeds Vindocinensis" to the abbey of la Charité-sur-Loire[170].   Benedict of Peterborough records the capture by Philippe II King of France of Mondoubleau from Hugues Vicomte de Châteaudun, dated to 1189, during the course of which "Gaufrido Vindocinensi comiti" was seriously wounded, and at first given up for dead, but later recovered[171].  "Goffridus de Vindocino, Archembaudus prepositus Vindocinensis..." witnessed the charter dated to [1190] under which “Galterius de Rupe” donated “quartam partem molendini de Cortozeio” to La Trinité de Vendôme[172].  "Dominus Goffridus de Vindocino frater comitis Burchardi" consented to the donation to La Trinité de Vendôme by "Odo de Grois miles" by charter dated to [1190][173].  "Goffridus miles de Vindocino filius Johannis comitis et Richildis comitissæ" donated his possessions "apud castrum Carceris" [La Chartre] to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1203[174].  "Johannes comes Vindocinensis" granted the fair of Notre-Dame to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, for the souls of "domini Buchardi predecessoris mei comitis Vindocinensis…", by charter dated 1203, witnessed by "Goffrido de Vindocino avunculo meo…"[175].  “Joannes comes Vindocinensis” confirmed a donation in favour of La Charité-sur-Loire by “Joannes abavus meus…comes Vindocinensis…et Burchardus comes filius eius”, approved by “Gaufridus de Vindocino avunculus meus”, by charter dated Sep 1206[176]A charter dated 1222 records a donation by "Geoffroy fils de Jean comte de Vendôme et de Richilde comtesse de Vendôme" to La Trinité de Vendôme for his anniversary, presumably therefore made in expectation of his own death[177]The tomb and remains of “Gaufridus de Vindocino filius Johannis comitis Vindocini et Richildis comitisse” were found in 1892 during excavations in the church of La Trinité de Vendôme, his skull showing a deep wound which, Saint-Venant suggests, resulted from the incident recounted by Benedict of Peterborough in 1189 (see above)[178]

6.         BARTHELEMY de Vendôme (-15 Oct 1206).  Deacon at Tours before 1174.  Archbishop of Tours 1174.  "Jean sire de Montorii" relinquished his rights in the abbey of Toussaint in favour of "Barthélemy son oncle archevêque de Tours" by charter dated 1204[179].  The identity of his mother is confirmed by the charter under which he confirmed donations made to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Preuilly by "bonæ memoriæ Engelbaudo avunculo et predecessore nostro"[180], the latter being identified as the maternal uncle of Richilde de Lavardin.  Jean Seigneur de Montoire relinquished claims to the church of Savonnières in favour of "Barthélemy son oncle archevêque de Tours" by charter dated 1204[181]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1206 the death of “Bartholomeus Turonorum archiepiscopus” and the succession of “Gaufridus...Parisiensis archidyaconus” who held office for one and a half years, after whom “Iohannes archiepiscopus” was ordained[182]

 

 

1.         --- de Vendôme (-after 1228)"Josbertus dominus Sanctæ Mauræ" granted privileges to Cormery, with the consent of "uxoris meæ filiæ comitis Vindocini", by charter dated 1228[183].  No indication has been found of the identity of her father.  While Jean de Montigny was Comte de Vendôme at the date of this charter, from a chronological point of view it appears more likely that her father was one of the earlier comtes de Vendôme.  Maybe she was a younger daughter of Comte Bouchard [VII].  m JOSBERT de Pressigny Seigneur de Sainte-Maure, son of GUILLAUME de Pressigny Seigneur de Sainte-Maure & his wife Hawise de Sainte-Maure ([1175/85]-after 1245).   

 

 

 

D.      COMTES de VENDÔME (SEIGNEURS de MONTOIRE)

 

 

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

 

 

JEAN de Montoire, son of PIERRE de Montoire & his wife Agnes de Vendôme (-before 1240)"Burchardus comes Vindocini" confirmed the donation to Fontaines by "Johannes dominus de Montorio nepos meus", confirming the donation by "Petrus de Montorio pater suus" for the soul of "Agnetis uxoris suæ…meæ filiæ", by charter dated 1202[184].  Jean Seigneur de Montoire relinquished claims to the church of Savonnières in favour of "Barthélemy son oncle archevêque de Tours" by charter dated 1204[185].  "Jean Seigneur de Montorio" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Eglentine uxoris mee, Johannis filii mei et Agnetis filie mee", by charter dated Apr 1216[186]Comte de VendômeJoannes comes Vindocinensis” confirmed a donation in favour of La Charité-sur-Loire by “Joannes abavus meus…comes Vindocinensis…et Burchardus comes filius eius”, approved by “Gaufridus de Vindocino avunculus meus”, by charter dated Sep 1206[187].  "Johannes comes Vindocinensis et dominus Montis-Aurei" sold his county to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated Apr 1218[188]He founded the abbey of la Virginité in 1220.  "Iohannes comes Vindocinensis" donated property inherited from "defuncto Gaufredo de Vindocino avunculo nostro" to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated Jun 1230[189].  "Johannes comes Vindocinensis" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme in compensation for having built a pond at Gâtineau, with the consent of "Petri de Vindocino militis filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated 1239[190]

m AIGLANTINE, daughter of --- .  "Jean Seigneur de Montorio" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Eglentine uxoris mee, Johannis filii mei et Agnetis filie mee", by charter dated Apr 1216[191]1234.  The necrology of Pontlevoy records the death "II Non Mai" of "Johannes comes Vindocinensis, Agnes uxor eius"[192].  It is not known with certainty to whom this entry refers.  There is no other record of a "Jean Comte de Vendôme" married to an "Agnes".  The name of the wife of this Jean is the most similar to Agnes.  Another possibility is that "Johannes" in the entry is an error. 

Comte Jean & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JEAN de Montoire (-after Apr 1216).  "Jean Seigneur de Montorio" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Eglentine uxoris mee, Johannis filii mei et Agnetis filie mee", by charter dated Apr 1216[193]

2.         AGNES de Vendôme (-after Apr 1216).  "Jean Seigneur de Montorio" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of "Eglentine uxoris mee, Johannis filii mei et Agnetis filie mee", by charter dated Apr 1216[194]

3.         PIERRE de Vendôme (-Egypt 25 Mar 1249, bur St Georges de Vendôme)"Johannes comes Vindocinensis" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme in compensation for having built a pond at Gâtineau, with the consent of "Petri de Vindocino militis filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated 1239[195]He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme"Petrus comes Vindocinensis" confirmed the donation by "patris mei Iohannis bone memorie quondam comitis Vindocinensis" to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated Jun 1248[196]m JEANNE de Mayenne, daughter of JUHEL [II] Seigneur de Mayenne & his wife Gervaise de Vitré Dame de Dinan (-11 Apr ----).  Dame de la Chartre 1233.  Dame de Lassay et de Château-du-Loir 1246.  The necrology of Le Mans Cathedral records the death "III Id Apr" of "Johanna de Meduana, quondam comitissa Vidoeinensis"[197].  Comte Pierre & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         BOUCHARD [VIII] de Vendôme (-[15 May 1271], bur St Georges de Vendôme).  He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme.  Seigneur de Lavardin et de Montoire: Bucardus comes Vindocinensis et dominus Lavardini et Montis-aurei” confirmed an exchanged of property with Marmoutier by charter dated 1256[198]"Buchardus comes Vindocinensis" reduced his royalty on the possessions of the abbey La Trinité de Vendôme from the rate previously agreed with "patrem meum bone memorie Petrum quondam comitem Vindocinensem", with the consent of "Gaufredus de Lavardino miles…avunculus meus", by charter dated Dec 1263[199]m ([before 1259]) as her second husband, MARIE de Roye, widow of AUBERT [IV] de Hangest Seigneur de Genlis, daughter of RAOUL de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu & his wife Marie de Ville (-13 Mar ----).  The executors of “domini Auberti de Hangesto” claimed against “comitem Vindocinensem” for “dotalicio comitisse uxoris sue” dated 1260[200].  She married thirdly ([15 May/9 Dec] 1271) Jean de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville.  Her third marriage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville which records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][201].  A charter dated 1272 records a judgment against “B. comitem Vindocinensem” and after his death dominam Mariam comitissam Vindocinensem, ratione liberorum suorum” relating to the capture of four men in the land of Sentier priory[202]The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "V Non Mar" of "Maria comitissa"[203].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “III Id Mar“ of "Marie domine de Curveville condam comitisse Vindocinensis et matris Yvonis domini Curveville militis” and the donation for whom of “annui redditus super preposituram Curveville, ad festum beati Remigii[204]Comte Bouchard [VIII] & his wife had four children: 

i)          JEAN [V] de Vendôme (-after 18 May 1315).  He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme

-         see below

ii)         BOUCHARD de Vendôme .  Seigneur de Bonneval.  "Yolent Duchesse de Bretaigne Contesse de Montfort, Jehan de Bretaigne fil, damoiselles Jehanne, Beatrix et Aelis filles feu Artur Duc de Bretaigne et de lad. Duchesse, Bouchart Conte de Vandosme, Jehan de Vandosme son frere, Bouchart de Vendosme Seigneur de Bonneval et Thibaut de Danisy Seigneur de Boolon" were present at the marriage contract between “led. Conte de Vendosme” and “lad. damoiselle Aelis”, dated Aug 1320[205]

iii)        PIERRE de Vendôme (-before 1311).  Canon at Tours. 

iv)       AGNES de Vendôme .  Letters dated 1280 confirmed the marriage of "demoiselle Agnez de Vendôme, fille de Bouchart comte de Vendôme" and "Bouchart de Lisle, fils de Messire Barthélemy sieur de Lisle Bouchart, de Doué et de Rochefort"[206]m ([1280]) BOUCHARD [VII] Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard, son of BARTHELEMY [VI] Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard & his wife --- (-after 1304). 

b)         JEAN de Vendôme (-before 1283). 

-        SEIGNEURS de PLESSIS-GODEHOUST et de FRESNE[207]

c)         GEOFFROY de Vendôme .  Seigneur de Chartre-sur-Loir et de Lassey. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CHARTRE-sur-LOIR, PRINCES de CHABANAIS[208]

d)         daughter .  Nun at La Virginité. 

e)         [MATHIEU de Vendôme (-25 Sep 1286).  Abbot of Saint-Denis 1258.  Regent of France.] 

4.         GEOFFROY dit de Lavardin (-after Dec 1263).  1226.  Seigneur de Savigny.  "Buchardus comes Vindocinensis" reduced his royalty on the possessions of the abbey La Trinité de Vendôme from the rate previously agreed with "patrem meum bone memorie Petrum quondam comitem Vindocinensem", with the consent of "Gaufredus de Lavardino miles…avunculus meus", by charter dated Dec 1263[209]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy´s wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE de Lavardin .  Seigneur du Plessis-Godehoust. 

b)         GEOFFROY de Lavardin (-[1313]).  Seigneur de Savigny. 

5.         JEAN de Vendôme .  1226.  Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-des-Mortiers. 

6.         MATHILDE de Vendômem (1226) HUGUES de Montigny Seigneur de Viévy, son of ---. 

7.         HONORINE de Vendômem GEOFFROY de la Bruyère Seigneur de Troo et de Challay, son of ---. 

 

 

JEAN [V] de Vendôme, son of BOUCHARD [VIII] Comte de Vendôme & his wife Marie de Roye (-after 18 May 1315)He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme

m ([15 May 1295/28 Feb 1302]) ELEONORE de Montfort dame de Castres-en-Albigeois et de la Ferté-Aleps, daughter of PHILIPPE de Montfort-l'Amaury & his wife Jeanne de Levis (-after 18 May 1338, bur Castres).  A charter dated 15 May 1295 included in the cartulary of Notre-Dame de la Roche records the partition of property of Montfort and Castro, agreed by "Joannes de Monteforti comes Squllacii et Montis-Caviosi ac regni Siciliæ camerarius, Bernardus de Convenis miles…et domicella Elienore de Monteforti" which names their parents "bonæ memoriæ D Philippi de Monteforti patris et D Joannæ de Leviers matris nostrum predictorum Joannis, Lauræ et Elienoris"[210]A fragment written by Bernard Guidonis records the presence of "domina Helyonorda de Monte Forti...comitissa Vindocinensis cum tribus filiis suis, soror et heres præfati domini Johannis de Monte Forti" at the reburial of the body of the latter at Castres in 1305[211]The necrology of Port-Royal records the donation in 1314 by "dame Alienor de Montfort comtesse de Vendosme" for "son…filz Buchard comte de Vendosme le premier né"[212]

Comte Jean [V] & his wife had four children: 

1.         BOUCHARD [IX] de Vendôme (-26 Feb 1353, bur Vendôme Saint-Georges)His parentage is proved by the donation in 1314 by "dame Alienor de Montfort comtesse de Vendosme" for "son…filz Buchard comte de Vendosme le premier né" recorded in the necrology of Port-Royal[213]He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme.  Seigneur de Brétencourt et de Castres.  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Buccardus comes"[214]m ([Ronchamp-sous-Montfort Aug 1320) ALIX de Bretagne, daughter of ARTHUR II Duke of Brittany & his second wife Yolande de Dreux [Capet] (1298-Montoire-en-Vendômois May 1377, bur Mans église des Jacobins).  "Yolent Duchesse de Bretaigne Contesse de Montfort, Jehan de Bretaigne fil, damoiselles Jehanne, Beatrix et Aelis filles feu Artur Duc de Bretaigne et de lad. Duchesse, Bouchart Conte de Vandosme, Jehan de Vandosme son frere, Bouchart de Vendosme Seigneur de Bonneval et Thibaut de Danisy Seigneur de Boolon" were present at the marriage contract between “led. Conte de Vendosme” and “lad. damoiselle Aelis”, dated Aug 1320[215]Comte Bouchard [IX] & his wife had six children: 

a)         JEAN [VI] de Vendôme (-Montpellier [1/22] Feb 1364, bur Castres).  He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme et de Castres, Seigneur de Lézignan-en-Narbonnois, de Brétencourt.  Edward III King of England granted safe conduct tocomes de Vendome et Simon de Vendome frater eius” by charter dated 30 Mar 1362[216]m JEANNE de Ponthieu dame d'Epernon, daughter of JEAN II de Ponthieu Comte d'Aumâle [Castile] & his wife Catherine d'Artois [Capet] (-30 May 1378).  Comte Jean [VI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          BOUCHARD [X] de Vendôme (-16 Nov 1371, bur Notre-Dame du Parc)He succeeded his father as Comte de Vendôme et de Castres.  His testament, dated 15 Nov 1371, has been analysed by Saint-Venant[217]m ([1368]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Bourbon, widow of LOUIS de Beaumont Vicomte de Beaumont, daughter of JACQUES I de Bourbon [Capet] Comte de La Marche & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon-sur-Marne Dame de Leuze et de Condé (1340-1371 before Sep, bur Notre-Dame du Parc).  Comte Bouchard [X] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEANNE de Vendôme (-before 19 Jan 1371). 

ii)         CATHERINE de Vendôme (-1 Apr 1412, bur Vendôme, Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme cites her marriage contract dated 28 Sep 1364 but provides no citation reference[218]She succeeded on the death of her brother 16 Nov 1371 Ctss de Vendôme et de Castres"Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children[219]m (Paris 28 Sep 1364) JEAN de Bourbon Comte de la Marche, son of JACQUES [I] de Bourbon Comte de la Marche et de Ponthieu & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon dame de Leuzé et de Condé (1344-Vendôme 11 Jun 1393, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  Comte de Vendôme et de Castres 1371, by right of his wife. 

b)         PIERRE de Vendôme

c)         SIMON de Vendôme (-after 3 Sep 1363)Edward III King of England granted safe conduct tocomes de Vendome et Simon de Vendome frater eius” by charter dated 30 Mar 1362[220]m as her first husband, JEANNE de Montbazon Dame de Montbazon, de Montsoreau, de Châteauneuf et de Jarnac-sur-Charente, daughter of RENAUD Seigneur de Montbazon & his wife Jeanne de Craon (-before 26 Jul 1395).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  She married secondly (before 11 Nov 1372) Guillaume de Craon Seigneur de Marcillac

d)         BOUCHARD de Vendôme (-after 6 Mar 1373).  Seigneur de Feuillet et de Segré.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Beaumont, daughter of JEAN [II] de Beaumont Vicomte de Beaumont-au-Maine & his wife --- (-after 1373).  A charter dated 20 Aug 1382 records that Dame Marguerite de Beaumont” was “femme en premiere nopces de Monsieur Bouchard de Vendosme”, by whom she had “Monsieur Jehan de Vendosme Sire de Froullet, fils aisné principal héritier”, and married secondly “Messire Jehan Gaudin chevalier” by whom she has “entr´autres Monsieur Robert Gausdin fils aisné de ce second lit[221].  She married secondly Jean GaudinBouchard & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Vendôme (-after 1400)A charter dated 20 Aug 1382 records that Dame Marguerite de Beaumont” was “femme en premiere nopces de Monsieur Bouchard de Vendosme”, by whom she had “Monsieur Jehan de Vendosme Sire de Froullet, fils aisné principal héritier[222]Seigneur de Feillet 1391.  m (1378) MARIE d'Oranges, daughter of ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEAN .  Seigneur de Feillet.  1408. 

ii)         PIERRE de Vendôme .  1383.  Seigneur de Segré et de Nesle.  m JEANNE de Chars, daughter of ---.  Pierre & his wife had five children: 

(a)       PIERRE de Vendôme (-after 29 Jun 1407)Seigneur de Segré.  m MARIE d'Acigné, daughter of ---.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JEANNE de Vendôme .  1453.  m firstly ROBERT Seigneur de Fontaines, son of ---.  m secondly (before 1440) FRANÇOIS [II] Seigneur de Montberon Vicomte d'Aunay Baron de Maulévrier et de Matha, son of --- (-31 Oct 1476). 

(b)       GUILLEMETTE de Vendôme .  Dame de Feillet et de Ventrouse.  m GERVAIS Auvais Seigneur de Genestay, son of ---. 

(c)       ALIX de Vendôme m ROBERT Seigneur d'O, son of ---. 

(d)       ISABELLE de Vendôme m PIERRE de la Haye Seigneur de Marcheville, son of ---. 

(e)       ROBERTE de Vendôme m ([27 May 1405]) FRANÇOIS de Champagné Seigneur de la Motte-Ferchant, son of ---. 

e)         ELEONORE de Vendôme The contract between "Bochardum…comitem Vendocinensem…et…Alienordis de Monteforti comitisse Vindocinensis genetrix suæ" and "Rogerium Bernardi…comitem Petragoricensem", for the marriage of the latter and "domicellam Alienordim genitam dicti domini comitis Vindocinensis et…dominæ Alienordis de Britannia conjugem", is dated 3 Feb 1339, in the presence of "Talayrandi tituli Sancti Petri ad Vincula presbyter cardinalis, fratris…nostri comitis Petragoricensis"[223]m ROGER BERNARD Comte de Périgord, son of HELIE [IX] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his second wife Brunissende de Foix ([1303]-1363). 

f)          JEANNE de Vendôme (-29 Nov 1395, bur Paris, église des Mathurins).  Dame de Domfort.  m RENAUD Seigneur de Bretaincourt, son of ---. 

2.         JEAN de Vendôme"Yolent Duchesse de Bretaigne Contesse de Montfort, Jehan de Bretaigne fil, damoiselles Jehanne, Beatrix et Aelis filles feu Artur Duc de Bretaigne et de lad. Duchesse, Bouchart Conte de Vandosme, Jehan de Vandosme son frere, Bouchart de Vendosme Seigneur de Bonneval et Thibaut de Danisy Seigneur de Boolon" were present at the marriage contract between “led. Conte de Vendosme” and “lad. damoiselle Aelis”, dated Aug 1320[224]Seigneur de Feillet.  1320/[1335].  m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-16 Feb 1348, bur Chartres, église des Franciscains).  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “16 Feb 1348“ of "domina Margareta condam uxor nobilis domini domini Johannis de Vindocino fratris comitis de Vindocino” and her burial at the church[225]

3.         PIERRE de Vendôme .  1324/52.  Seigneur de Floire-au-Maine, de Torcé, de Châteauneuf-en-Guyenne at de Montaut.  m ---.  The name of Pierre's wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Vendôme .  Dame de Floire, until 1371. 

4.         JEANNE de Vendôme Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the marriage contract between Henry seigneur de Seulli chevalier et Johanne de Vendosme sa fame...Perronnelle de Seulli fame iadis...Geofroy de Lesignem seur dudit Henry” and “Johan Comte de Drues”, dated Jan 1308 (presumably O.S.)[226]m HENRI [IV] Seigneur de Sully, son of HENRI [III] Seigneur de Sully [Blois-Champagne] & his wife Marguerite de Bommiers Dame de Châteaumeillant (-1334 or after.  Grand bouteiller de France 1318.  Governor of the kingdom of Navarre 1329-1334. 

 

 

 

E.      COMTES de VENDÔME 1371-1514, DUCS de VENDÔME 1514-1589 (BOURBON)

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of the following family have not been identified, unless otherwise specified below.  Père Anselme[227] and Kerrebrouck[228] (based apparently on Anselme) provide outlines of the Vendôme/Bourbon family, on which the following reconstruction is based, but neither cites many primary sources which corroborate their information.  However, it should be recalled that the first edition of Père Anselme’s work is dated to the second half of the 17th century when he would have had access to extensive documentation, especially relating to the later generations of this family, which has presumably since disappeared. 

 

 

JEAN de Bourbon, son of JACQUES de Bourbon Comte de la Marche et de Ponthieu & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon dame de Leuzé et de Condé (1344-Vendôme 11 Jun 1393, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  He succeeded his brother 1361 as Comte de la Marche.  He was confirmed as Comte de la Marche 23 Dec 1371 at Paris by Charles V King of France.  He succeeded as Comte de Vendôme et de Castres 1371, by right of his wife.  Lieutenant General of the King in Limousin.  "Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[229]

m (contract Paris 28 Sep 1364) CATHERINE de Vendôme, daughter of JEAN [VI] Comte de Vendôme et de Castres & his wife Jeanne de Ponthieu [Castile] (-1 Apr 1412, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme cites her marriage contract dated 28 Sep 1364 but provides no citation reference[230]She succeeded on the death of her brother 16 Nov 1371 as Ctss de Vendôme et de Castres.  "Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[231]

Comte Jean & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         JACQUES [II] de Bourbon ([1369/70]-Besançon 24 Sep 1438, bur Besançon, couvent des Cordelières Sainte-Claire)"Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children, granting "les comtés de la Marche et de Castres, tout ce qu’ils ont dans le Hainaut, la châtellenie de Montaigu avec la terre de Bellac" to "Jacques de Bourbon leur fils aîné", by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[232]He joined the crusade summer 1395, and was captured at the siege of Nikopolis in 1396[233].  Grand Chamberlain 26 Jul 1397.  The testament of "Jacques de Bourbon comte de la Marche et de Castres", dated 23 Jun 1415, appointed “Jean duc de Bourbon son cousin” as his heir if “Aliénor sa fille mourrait sans enfants[234]Under the marriage contract for his second marriage, he was to bear the title "Prince of Tarento".  However, after his arrival in Naples, his wife associated him with the government of the kingdom and he was styled "King of Hungary, Jerusalem, Sicily, Dalmatia, Croatia, Rania, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Bulgaria, Comte de Provence, de Forcalquier et de Piémont".  However, in an attempt to seize power he imprisoned his wife the Queen in her apartments in the palace.  She was released by the nobles who obliged Jacques to abandon the royal title.  He was imprisoned, leaving Naples on his release for Tarento where his wife's sister-in-law Marie d'Enghien lived[235].  The county of Castres was given to his brother Louis de Bourbon Comte de Vendôme in 1425.  He became a monk at the convent of Saint-François at Besançon in 1435.  Kerrebrouck notes his death at Besançon 24 Sep 1438 “âgé d’env. soixante-huit ans” and his place of burial, without citing the primary source on which the information is based[236].  If correct, this dates his birth to [1369/70], which seems early bearing in mind the date of his first marriage.  m firstly (contract 15 Aug 1405, Pamplona 14 Sep 1406) Infanta doña BEATRIZ de Navarra, daughter of CARLOS III "el Noble" King of Navarre & his wife Infanta doña Leonor de Castilla y León (1386-1410).  Père Anselme records the marriage contract of Beatriz dated 15 Aug 1405 but provides no citation reference[237]m secondly (10 Aug 1415) as her second husband, JEANNE II Queen of Sicily, widow of WILHELM Duke of Styria and Inner Austria [Habsburg], daughter of CHARLES III King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Marguerite di Durazzo [Anjou-Capet] (Zara 25 Jun 1373-Naples 2 Feb 1435, bur Naples, Santa Annunziata).  The 15th century Cronachetta degli Sforza records that "la Regina Iohana" selected "misare Iacobo de Bornona conte de la Martia di Francia" as her husband in 1414[238].  Comte Jacques & his first wife had [three] children: 

a)         [ISABELLE de Bourbon .  She is not named by Père Anselme[239].  Kerrebrouck names “Isabelle de Bourbon religieuse” as the oldest child of Jacques by his first marriage, without citing any primary source which corroborates the information[240]Her existence is open to doubt, as her supposed father’s testament dated 23 Jun 1415 names only his daughter Eléonore, unless Isabelle died before that date in which case she would presumably have been too young to have become a nun.]    

b)         [MARIE de Bourbon (1410-).  She is not named by Père Anselme[241].  Kerrebrouck names “Marie de Bourbon religieuse”, born 1410, as the second child of Jacques by his first marriage, without citing any primary source which corroborates the information[242]Her existence is open to doubt, as her supposed father’s testament dated 23 Jun 1415 names only his daughter Eléonore, unless Marie died before that date in which case she would presumably have been too young to have become a nun.] 

c)         ELEONORE de Bourbon (-after 11 Sep 1463).  The testament of "Jacques de Bourbon comte de la Marche et de Castres", dated 23 Jun 1415, appointed “Jean duc de Bourbon son cousin” as his heir if “Aliénor sa fille mourrait sans enfants[243].  "Bernard d’Armagnac comte de Pardiac, vicomte de Carlat et de Murat" renounced his rights “sur la succession de la comtesse de Boulogne” in favour of his father-in-law in consideration of his marriage to “Eléonore fille de Jacques roi de Hongrie, de Jérusalem et de Sicile, comte de la Marche et de Castres” by charter dated 4 Sep 1424[244]The testament of "Bonne de Berry comtesse d’Armaganc et de Rhodes vicomtesse de Carlades, veuve de Bernard comte d’Armagnac et Rhodes", dated 18 Sep 1430, bequeathed property to “...Aliénor de Bourbon femme de Bernard d’Armagnac...[245]She succeeded in 1435 as Ctss de la Marche et de Castres, when her father retired to a monastery.  Created Dss de Nemours (pair de France), with her husband, 3 Apr 1461 (registered 14 Apr).  m (contract 4 Sep 1424, contract 25 Jul 1429, in person 28 Jul 1429) BERNARD d'Armagnac Comte de Pardiac, son of BERNARD [VII] Comte d'Armagnac et de Rodez & his wife Bonne de Berry (29 Mar 1400-1462).  Vicomte de Carlat et de Murat 1434.  Comte de la March e 1435, by right of his wife.  Connétable de France.  Created Duc de Nemours (pair de France), with his wife, 3 Apr 1461 (registered 14 Apr). 

Comte Jacques had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

d)         CLAUDE d'Aix (-Dôle, bur Dôle, couvent des Cordeliers).  Père Anselme records that “Claude d’Aix, fils naturel du comte Jacques”, after having served as soldier for a long time, died “novice au couvent des Cordeliers de Dole en Franche-Comté”, but provides no indication of the dating[246]. 

2.         ANNE de Bourbon (-Paris Sep 1408, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).  The date of her marriage suggests that she was one of her parents’ oldest children.  Dame de Cailly et de Quillebeuf: "Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children, granting "les terres de Cailly, de Guidebeuf et de Bois-Normant, et généralement tout ce qu’ils ont en Normandie" to "Annette leur fille", by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[247]m firstly (1390) as his second wife, JEAN de Berry Comte de Montpensier, son of JEAN de France Duc de Berry et d'Auvergne [Valois] & his first wife Jeanne d'Armagnac (4 Feb 1377-1397[248]).  According to Kerrebrouck, Jean died after his father, although he cites no source in support[249].  Such a late date of death is inconsistent with his wife's remarriage in 1402, unless she was divorced from her first husband although no mention of any such divorce has been found.  m secondly (Paris 1 Oct 1402) as his first wife, LUDWIG von Bayern-Ingolstadt, son of STEFAN III Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt & his wife Taddea Visconti of Milan ([20 Dec 1365/1369]-in prison Burghausen 1/2 May 1447, bur Raitenhaslach).  He succeeded his father in 1413 as LUDWIG VII "der Bärtige" Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt 

3.         LOUIS de Bourbon ([1375/76]-Tours 21 Dec 1446, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges)Comte de Vendôme: "Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children, granting "le comtés de Vendôme, la châtellenie d’Epernon, les terres de Préaux et Remalard" to "Louis leur second fils", by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[250]Grand Chamberlain of France 17 Apr 1408.  He was captured at the battle of Agincourt 1415, remaining a prisoner in the Tower of London until 1424[251].  Lieutenant General in Champagne, Brie, Chartres, Beauce and Vendômois.  Comte de Castres 1425.  Kerrebrouck notes his death at Tours 21 Dec 1446 “âgé d’env. soixante-dix ans” and his place of burial, without citing the primary source on which the information is based[252].  If correct, this dates his birth to [1375/76], which seems early bearing in mind the date of his first marriage.  m firstly (contract 21 Dec 1414) BLANCHE de Roucy, daughter of HUGUES Comte de Roucy et de Braine & his wife Blanche de Coucy Dame de Montmirail (-22 Aug 1421, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 21 Dec 1414, the date of her death and place of burial, without citing the primary sources on which the information is based[253]m secondly (contracts 21 Aug 1424 and Rennes 24 Aug 1424) JEANNE de Laval dame de Campzillon en Mesquer, daughter of [JEAN de Montfort] GUY XIII Seigneur de Laval & his wife Anne Dame de Laval et de Vitré (-Château de Lavardin 18 Dec 1468, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 24 Aug 1424 at Rennes, the date of her death and place of burial, without citing the primary sources on which the information is based[254]Mistress (1): SIBYLLE Bostum, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names “Sibylle Bostum angloise” as the mother of Louis illegitimate son Jean without providing any indication of the primary source on which this information is based[255]Comte Louis & his second wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Bourbon (after 1425-Château de Lavardin, near Vendôme 6 Jan 1477, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  He succeeded his father 1446 as Comte de Vendôme

-        see below

b)         CATHERINE [Gabrielle] de Bourbon (-young).  

Comte Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

c)          JEAN bâtard de Vendôme dit de Bourbon ([in England] [1420]-after 3 Mar 1497)Père Anselme names Jean as illegitimate son of Louis Comte de Vendôme, born in England to “Sibylle Bostum angloise[256].  He provides no indication of the primary source on which this information is based, but he does record that Jean was naturalised in France “comme il étoit né en Angleterre” by letters dated Aug 1496 at Amboise and verified 3 Mar 1497[257]Europäische Stammtafeln dates his birth to [1420][258].  This date is consistent with his father being imprisoned in England between 1415 and 1424 (see above), but would mean that he was about 30 years old when knighted (see below) which seems old when other sources indicate knighting ceremonies frequently took place soon after individuals attained the age of majority.  Kerrebrouck dates Jean’s birth to [1440] but, as he cites only the Europäische Stammtafeln table cited above, this date is presumably a misprint for [1420][259].  Père Anselme records that Jean was legitimated by letters of the king dated May 1449 at Razilly near Chinon and 2 Feb 1469 (O.S.?) at Amboise[260]Jean Chartier’s Chronicle of Charles VII King of France names “...Jehan bastard de Vendosme...” among those who were knighted 23 Jun [1451][261].  Seigneur de Préaux, de Vaussay et de Bonneval.  Governor of Vendômois 1489.  m firstly JEANNE d'Illiers, daughter of JEAN d'Illiers Seigneur de Radrets en Vendômois & his wife Catherine de Mailly.  m secondly (1451) GILLETTE Perdrielle, daughter of --- (Sens ---- -).  Jean & his first wife had one child:

i)          MATHURINE de Vendôme

Jean & his second wife had six children:

ii)         JEAN de Vendôme (-[5 Mar 1483]).  Curé de Lunay.  Conseiller au parlement.  

iii)        FRANÇOIS de Vendôme (-before 1540).  Canon at Saint-Georges de Vendôme.  Curé de Lunay.  

iv)        JACQUES de Vendôme

v)         LOUISE de Vendôme m JEAN des Loges Seigneur de Toucheronde.  

vi)        MATHURINE de Vendôme (-before 3 Mar 1483)m (1479) PIERRE de Montigny Seigneur de la Boisse, son of JACQUES de Montigny Seigneur du Fresne, d'Authon et du Plessis-Godehoust & his wife Jeanne de Créaux (-before 13 Jun 1489). 

vii)       MARIE de Vendôme (-[1539])m firstly --- Seigneur de La Valette en Limousin, son of ---.  m secondly JACQUES de Gaudebert Seigneur des Forges, son of ---. 

4.         JEAN de Bourbon (-29 Apr 1458).  Seigneur de Carency: "Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, de Vendôme et de Castres et Catherine de Vendôme sa femme" divided their territories between their children, granting "les terres de l’Ecluse et Carency et généralement tout ce qu’ils ont en Picardie" to "Jean dernier fils", by charter dated 15 Sep 1390[262]A charter dated 9 Aug 1434 records negotiations between “noble homme André Ronssart, heritier de feu noble homme Jean Ronssart fils de feu Gervais Ronssart et de noble dame Jeanne de Vendomaise” and “messire Jean de Bourbon chevalier seigneur de Carency et de Savigné sur Bray et noble dame Jeanne de Vendomoise sa femme et paravant femme de feu Gervais Roussart et mere de feu Jean Ronssart[263]Jacques du Clercq records that “messire Jehan de Bourbon seigneur de l’Ecluse et de Carency” died “le pénultiesnme d’apvril” 1458[264]m firstly CATHERINE d'Artois, daughter of PHILIPPE d'Artois Comte d'Eu & his wife Marie de Berry (-before 3 Sep 1420).  m secondly (after 3 Sep 1420) as her second husband, JEANNE de Vendômois, widow of GERMAIN Ronsart, daughter of HAMELIN de Vendômois & his wife Alix de Bessé dame de Bessé-sur-Braye.  Père Anselme names her and records that she and Jean de Bourbon had children during the lifetime of her first husband, that they married by official permission “de l’Official du Mans” dated 3 Sep 1420, that Pope Eugene IV granted dispensation for the marriage 15 May 1438 which legitimated the couple’s children, although this was later contested by their paternal aunt Marie de Bourbon (see below), and that the marriage was finally confirmed as legal by the parlement of Paris 31 Mar 1461[265]A charter dated 9 Aug 1434 records negotiations between “noble homme André Ronssart, heritier de feu noble homme Jean Ronssart fils de feu Gervais Ronssart et de noble dame Jeanne de Vendomaise” and “messire Jean de Bourbon chevalier seigneur de Carency et de Savigné sur Bray et noble dame Jeanne de Vendomoise sa femme et paravant femme de feu Gervais Roussart et mere de feu Jean Ronssart[266]Jean & his second wife had eight children (whose legitimacy was contested as noted above):

a)         LOUIS de Bourbon (-Louvres en Parisis, near Paris, 27 Oct 1462, bur Senlis, église des Cordeliers).  Legitimated by the subsequent marriage of his parents.  Seigneur de Carency.  Jacques du Clercq records that “messire Louis de Bourbon chevallier seigneur de Carency, fils aisné de messire Jehan de Bourbon” died 27 Oct 1462 “à Louvres en Parisis, emprès Paris...du flux de ventre” and was buried “à Senlis[267]

b)         JEAN de Bourbon (-Compiègne, Oise ----).  Legitimated by the subsequent marriage of his parents.  Père Anselme records that he died “à Compiegne sans alliance[268]

c)         JEANNE de Bourbon (-Tours ---, bur Tours).  Legitimated by the subsequent marriage of her parents.  Père Anselme records her death “à Tours à l’âge de 14 ans” and her burial there, but does not cite the primary source which confirms this information[269]

d)         PIERRE de Bourbon ([Feb 1424]-1481)Père Anselme records that he was born in Feb 1424, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[270].  Considering the marriage date of his younger brother Jacques (see below), this date is surprisingly late.  Père Anselme records that the brothers Pierre, Jacques and Philippe finally settled the disputed succession of their father with the paternal aunt Marie de Bourbon and divided their territories by charter dated 11 Sep 1463, under which Philippe received the seigneurie de Carency[271]A supporter of Charles "le Téméraire" Duke of Burgundy, his assets were confiscated 20 Apr 1469.  He was captured at Arras 1475, condemned to death but pardoned[272]m as her first husband, PHILIPPE de Plaines, daughter of THOMAS de Plaines Seigneur de Maligny & his wife Jeanne de Gros.  The testament of Thomas de Plaines seigneur de Maligny (date unclear) records that “Philippe notre fille” married “messire Pierre de Bourbon seigneur de Carency” and after he died “messire Jean de Lannoy seigneur de Mongoval” by whom she had nine children[273]She married secondly Jean [IV] de Lannoy Seigneur de Maingoval et d'Andregnies.  Pierre had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:    

i)          CATHERINE [Jeanne] bâtarde de Bourbon Père Anselme names “Catherine de Bourbon de Carency” as illegitimate daughter of Pierre de Bourbon, adding that her paternal uncle Jacques de Bourbon Seigneur d’Aubigny arranged her marriage to “Bertrand de Salemard seigneur de Ressis chevalier” and provided her dowry[274].  Kerrebrouck names her Jeanne[275]m (Moulins 21 May 1469) BERTRAND de Sallemard Seigneur de Ressis en Beaujolais et de la Fay en Forez, son of ---. 

e)         JACQUES de Bourbon (-after 1493).  Seigneur de Rochefort Aug 1451.  Père Anselme records that the brothers Pierre, Jacques and Philippe finally settled the disputed succession of their father with the paternal aunt Marie de Bourbon and divided their territories by charter dated 11 Sep 1463, under which Jacques received the seigneuries d’Aubigny et des Combles[276]Seigneur de Carency 1469, after the confiscation of his older brother's assets[277]m (before [1442]) as her second husband, ANTOINETTE de la Tour, widow of JACQUES Aubert Seigneur de Monteil de Gelat, de la Roche d'Agoux et d'Entragues, daughter of AGNE de la Tour Seigneur d'Oliergues & his wife Aelips de Vendat.  Letters of Charles VII King of France dated 22 May 1446, relating to the succession of “Agne de la Tour en son vivant seigneur d’Oliergues”, record that his niece “Anthonie” had married “feu Iacques seigneur de Monteilh” and after his death “Iacques de Bourbon seigneur d’Aubigny” who four years previously had claimed property of “feu second Agne de la Tour son pere” in the name of his wife[278]Jacques & his wife had two children: 

i)          CHARLES de Bourbon (-Château d'Albrest-sur-Allier after 1503, bur Vichy, église des Célestins).  Seigneur de Carency.  m firstly (contract 15 Jan [1468/69]) DIDIERE de Vergy, daughter and heiress of JEAN [IV] de Vergy Seigneur de Saint-Dizier & his wife Marguerite de La Rocheguyon.  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 15 Jan 1468 (O.S./N.S.?)[279]m secondly (contract 8 Nov 1481) ANTOINETTE de Chabannes, daughter of GEOFFROY de Chabannes Seigneur de Charlus & his wife Charlotte de Prie.  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 8 Nov 1481[280]m thirdly (contract 18 Apr 1493) CATHERINE d'Alègre, daughter of BERTRAND de Tourzel dit d'Alègre Baron de Puysagut et de Busset & his wife Isabelle de Lévis.  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 18 Apr 1493[281]Charles & his third wife had four children:

(a)       BERTRAND de Bourbon (-killed in battle Marignano 13 Sep 1515).  Seigneur de Carency. 

(b)       JEAN de Bourbon (-Moulins ----).  Seigneur de Carency.  Père Anselme states that he died “à Moulins sans alliance” but does not cite the source on which he bases this information[282]

(c)       LOUISE de Bourbon .  Père Anselme states that she died “sans posterité” but does not cite the source on which he bases this information[283]

(d)       ISABELLE de Bourbon .  Dame de Carency.  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 22 Feb 1516 (O.S./N.S.?)[284]m (contract 22 Feb [1516/17]) FRANÇOIS de Pérusse des Cars Seigneur de La Vauguyon, son of GAUTHIER des Cars Seigneur de La Vauguyon & his wife Marie de Montberon (-after 1536). 

ii)         JEAN de Bourbon .  Seigneur de Rochefort et d'Arson.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de l'Isle, widow of ARNOUL Seigneur de La Hamayde et de Condé, daughter of JACQUES de l'Isle Seigneur de Fresne & his wife Catherine de Neufville. 

f)          PHILIPPE de Bourbon (-after 20 Jul 1492).  Père Anselme records that the brothers Pierre, Jacques and Philippe finally settled the disputed succession of their father with the paternal aunt Marie de Bourbon and divided their territories by charter dated 11 Sep 1463, under which Philippe received the seigneurie de Duisant[285]Père Anselme records an agreement dated 20 Jul 1492 under which Maximilian King of the Romans and his son Philipp Archduke of Austria confirmed rights to “du bois de Barri en Hainaut” in favour of “leur cousin Philippe de Bourbon seigneur de Duisant[286]m CATHERINE de Lalaing, daughter of SANCHE de Lalaing Seigneur d'Oprebaix & his wife Catherine de Robersart Dame d’Escaiblon et de Bruille (-after 1477).  Philippe & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANTOINE de Bourbon .  Seigneur de Duisant.  m JEANNE de Habart, daughter of PIERRE de Habart Seigneur de Gournay & his wife Marie de Ranchicourt.  Antoine & his wife had three children: 

(a)       PIERRE de Bourbon (-young).  Seigneur de Duisant. 

(b)       PHILIPPE de Bourbon (-1530).  Seigneur de Duisant.  Père Anselme records that he “embrassa le parti du connétable de Bourbon” but does not cite the primary source which confirms this information[287]

(c)       JEANNE de Bourbon .  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated at Moulins 20 Jan 1489 (O.S. or N.S.?)[288]m (Moulins 20 Jan 1489) FRANÇOIS Rolin Seigneur de Beauchamp et de Monetay, son of GUILLAUME Rolin Seigneur de Beauchamp & his wife Marie de Lévis (-Autun ----, bur Valenciennes, église Saint-Jean de Rempart). 

g)         ELEONORE de Bourbon (-Tours ----, bur Tours).  Père Anselme records her death “à Tours” where she was buried, but does not cite the primary source which confirms this information[289]

h)         ANDRIETTE de Bourbon (- ----, bur Tours).  Père Anselme records her burial “à Tours”, but does not cite the primary source which confirms this information[290]

5.         [ISABELLE de Bourbon .  She is named in the Cahiers de Saint-Louis, without citing any primary source on which the information is based[291].  The reliability of the information is unknown.  Dominican nun at Poissy.  She is not named by Père Anselme[292] or Kerrebrouck[293].  If she existed, either it is likely that she was younger than her sister Anne (who is the only one of their parents’ daughters named in the charter dated 15 Sep 1390 dividing their territories, see above), or she died before 15 Sep 1390.] 

6.         MARIE de Bourbon ([1384/86]-after 11 Sep 1463).  Dame de Bréhencourt.  Kerrebrouck says that she married after being kidnapped by her future husband, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[294]She succeeded her mother as Dame de Curvalle en Albigeois, where she was imprisoned by her brother Jacques de Bourbon Comte de la Marche[295]Père Anselme records that Maire “étant restée veuve de Jean seigneur de Croix chevalier” claimed to be heir to her brother Jean de Bourbon Seigneur de Carency, in opposition to his sons, selling her rights in the succession to Jacques d’Armagnac Comte de la Marche under letters dated 28 Jan 1458 (presumably O.S.) at the château de Cruvalle where she was detained “âgée de 72 à 73 ans[296]m JEAN de Bayne Seigneur d'Escroux, son of --- (-before 1458).  

7.         CHARLOTTE de Bourbon (1388-Nicosia 15 Jan 1422, bur Nicosia, Dominican church).  Kerrebrouck states that she was born in 1388 “filleule du roi Charles VI” but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[297].  A document dated 10 Jan 1409 (presumably old-style) records the arrangements for the voyage of "domine sorori domini Marchie" from Venice to Cyprus[298]The Chronicle of Amadi records the arrival in Cyprus of "damisella Carlotta de Borbon, moglie de re Zegno" and her marriage 25 Aug, in 1411 from the context, "a Santa Sophia"[299].  The Chronicle of Amadi records the death 15 Jan, without specifying the year, of "la…regina Carlotta" and her burial "al monasterio di Predicatori"[300]She died of the plague.  m (by proxy Melun 2 Aug 1409, in person Nicosia St Sophia 25 Aug 1411) as his second wife, JANUS I King of Cyprus, son of JACQUES I King of Cyprus & his wife Helvis von Braunschweig (Genoa [1374/75]-29 Jun 1432, bur Nicosia, Dominican church).   

Comte Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

8.          JEAN bâtard de la Marche (-after 1435)Père Anselme records that “Jean bâtard de la Marche” was named in the testament of his brother Jacques “mort en 1435” [incorrect date, see above][301]m[302] (Nicosia, Cyprus) EKATERINA Paros, from Rhodos, daughter of ---. 

 

 

JEAN de Bourbon, son of LOUIS de Bourbon Comte de Vendôme & his second wife Jeanne de Laval (after 1425-Château de Lavardin, near Vendôme 6 Jan 1477, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  He succeeded his father 1446 as Comte de Vendôme

m (contract Angers 9 Nov 1454) ISABELLE de Beauvau dame de Champigny-sur-Veude et de la Roche-sur-Yon, daughter of LOUIS de Beauvau Seigneur de Champigny et de la Roche-sur-Yon [Grand Seneschal of Provence] & his wife Marguerite de Chamblay (1436-1474, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 9 Nov 1454 at Angers[303]

Mistress (1): PHILIPPA de Gournay, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names “Philipes de Gournay” as the mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Jacques but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[304]

Mistress (2): GUYONNE Peignée dite de Vieuxville, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names “Guyonne Peignée dite de Vieuxville” as the mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Louis but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[305]

Jean & his wife had eight children:

1.         JEANNE de Bourbon (-1487).  The date of her marriage suggests that Jeanne was her parents’ oldest child.  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 3 Feb 1477 (O.S./N.S.?)[306]Dame de la Roche-sur-Yon, Rochefort et Saint-Geniès.  Père Anselme records that she and her husband were granted “la seigneurie de la Roche-sur-Yon” by the king by letters dated Dec 1481[307]m (contract 3 Feb [1477/78]) as his first wife, LOUIS de Joyeuse Seigneur de Bouthéon, Comte de Grandpré, son of TANNEGUY Vicomte de Joyeuse & his wife Blanche de Tournon (-château de Saint-Lambert en Rethelois 4 Mar 1498). 

2.         CATHERINE de Bourbon (-Château de Rochefort-Montagne 1528, bur Orcival near Rochefort en Auvergne).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 20 Aug 1484[308]m (contract 20 Aug 1484) as his second wife, GILBERT de Chabannes, son of JACQUES [I] de Chabannes Seigneur de la Palice & his wife Anne de Lavieu (Madic 1439-before 10 May 1493, bur Orcival near Rochefort en Auvergne). 

3.         JEANNE de Bourbon "la Jeune" (-22 Jan 1511, bur Vic-le-Comte en Auvergne, église des Cordeliers)Père Anselme records the contract for her first marriage dated Jun 1487, for her second marriage 2 Jan 1495 (O.S./N.S.?), and for her third marriage 27 Mar 1503 (O.S./N.S.?) at Montferrand[309]m firstly (Abbaye de Saint-Jouan, Poitou 12 Apr 1487, contract Jun 1487) as his third wife, JEAN II "le Bon" Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne, son of CHARLES I Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne & his wife Agnès de Bourgogne [Valois] (Château de Moulins, Allier 30 Aug 1426[310]-Château de Moulins 1 Apr 1488, bur Priory of Souvigny).  m secondly (contract 2 Jan 1495) JEAN [I] de La Tour Comte d'Auvergne, son of BERTRAND [VI] de La Tour Comte d’Auvergne et de Boulogne & his wife Louise de la Trémoïlle (1467-28 Mar 1501)m thirdly (contract Montferrand 27 Mar 1503) FRANÇOIS de la Pause baron de la Garde, son of ---.    

4.         RENEE de Bourbon (May 1468-Fontevraud abbey 8 Nov 1534).  Abbess of Caen Sainte-Trinité 1490.  Abbess of Fontevraud 1490. 

5.         FRANÇOIS de Bourbon (1470-Vercelli 3 Oct 1495, bur Vendôme Saint-Georges)Comte de Vendôme., de Saint-Pol, de Conversano, de Marle et Soissons, Vicomte de Meaux, Seigneur d’Epernon, Gravelines, Dunkerque, Ham, a Roche, Bohain et Beaurevoir, Châtelain de Lille.  m (contract Château de Ham, Somme 8 Sep 1487) as her second husband, MARIE de Luxembourg, widow of JACQUES de Savoie Comte de Romont Baron de Vaud, daughter of PIERRE de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne, de Saint-Pol, de Marle et de Soissons & his wife Marguerite de Savoie (-Château de La Fère en Picardie 1 Apr 1546, bur Vendôme Saint-Georges).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 8 Sep 1487 at Ham[311]She succeeded her father 1482 as Ctss de Saint-Pol, de Ligny, de Marle et de Soissons.  Mistress (1): ISABELLE de Grigny, daughter of JACQUES de Grigny & his wife --- de Longueval.  Père Anselme names her as mother of Jacques, and names her parents, without citing any primary source on which the information is based[312]François & his wife had six children: 

a)         CHARLES de Bourbon (Vendôme 2 Jun 1489-Amiens 25 Mar 1537, bur Vendôme Saint-Georges).  Comte de Vendôme.  Created Duc de Vendôme Feb 1514 (registered 6 Mar).  On the death of his distant cousin (and brother-in-law) Charles IV Duc d'Alençon in 1525 he became "premier prince du sang de France". 

-        DUCS de VENDÔME, KINGS of FRANCE (BOURBON)

b)         JACQUES de Bourbon (Vendôme 6 Jul 1490-16 Aug 1491). 

c)         FRANÇOIS de Bourbon (Ham 6 Oct 1491-Cotignan near Reims 1 Sep 1545, bur abbaye de Vallemont).  Duc d’Estouteville, comte de Saint-Pol et de Chaumont, baron de Mortagne.  m (contract Paris 9 Feb 1535) ADRIENNE d’Estouteville Dss d’Estouteville, daughter of JEAN d’Estouteville Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Jacqueline d’Estouteville (20 Oct 1512-Trie [15/31] Dec 1560, bur Vallemont).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 9 Feb 1534 (O.S.?)[313]François & his wife had two children: 

i)          FRANÇOIS de Bourbon (Hambye 14 Jan 1536-4 Oct 1546, bur Vallemont).  Duc d’Estouteville. 

ii)         MARIE de Bourbon (La Fère en Picardie 30 May 1539-Pontoise 7 Apr 1601, bur Vallemont)Père Anselme records the contract for her first marriage dated 14 Jun 1557 and her second marriage dated 2 Oct 1560[314]Dss d’Estouteville.  m firstly (contract 14 Jun 1557) her first cousin, JEAN de Bourbon Comte de Soissons et d’Enghien, son of CHARLES de Bourbon Duc de Vendôme & his wife Françoise d’Alençon (Château de la Fére en Picardie 6 Jul 1528-killed in battle Saint-Quentin 10 Aug 1557).  m secondly (contract 2 Oct 1560) FRANÇOIS II Duc de Nevers, son of FRANÇOIS I Duc de Nevers & his wife Marguerite de Bourbon (31 Mar 1539-killed in battle Dreux 19 Dec 1562)).  m thirdly (contract 2 Jul 1563) LEONOR d’Orléans Duc de Longueville, son of FRANÇOIS d’Orléans Marquis de Rothelin & his wife Jacqueline de Rohan ([1539/40]-Blois Aug 1573). 

d)         LOUIS de Bourbon (Ham 2 Jan 1493-Hôtel de Bourbon, Paris 11 Mar 1556, bur Laon cathedral).  Bishop of Laon 1510.  Cardinal 1517.  Bishop of Le Mans 1519-1535.  Bishop of Luçon 1525-1527.  Archbishop of Sens 1535. 

e)         ANTOINETTE de Bourbon (Château de Ham 25 Dec 1494-Château de Joinville 22/23 Jan 1583, bur Joinville Saint-Laurent).  m contract 9 Sep 1513) CLAUDE de Lorraine Duc de Guise, son of RENE II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Philippa van Gelre (Château de Condé sur Moselle 20 Oct 1496-Château de Joinville 12 Apr 1550, bur Joinville Saint-Laurent). 

f)          LOUISE de Bourbon (Château de la Fère en Picardie 1 May 1495-Fontevraud abbey 21 Sep 1575, bur Fontevraud).  Abbesse de Fontevraud 1534.  

François had one possible illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

g)         [JACQUES bâtard de VendômePère Anselme says that “on donne à François de Bourbon comte de Vendôme un fils naturel nommé Jacques” and names his mother, without citing any primary source on which the information is based[315].  His wording implies some doubt about the accuracy of the information.] 

6.         LOUIS de Bourbon (1473-1520, bur Château de Champigny en Touraine).  Prince de la Roche-sur-Yon.  Duc de Montpensier.  m (Moulins en Bourbonnais 21 Mar 1504) LOUISE de Bourbon, widow of ANDRE [IV] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Chauvigny, Vicomte de Brosse, daughter of GILBERT de Bourbon Comte de Montpensier & his wife Chiara Gonzaga (-5 Jul 1561, bur Champigny, Sainte-Chapelle).  Dss de Châtellerault, Ctss de Forez, baronne de Beaujeu (which formed part of the inheritance of her brother) 17 May 1530, but François I King of France revoked this agreement Jan 1532.  Invested as Dss de Montpensier, Dauphine d'Auvergne, baronne de La Tour et de la Bussière Feb 1538 (registered 6 Feb). 

-        DUCS de MONTPENSIER[316]

7.         CHARLOTTE de Bourbon (1474-Fontevraud abbey 14 Dec 1520, bur Fontevraud).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 23 Feb 1489 (O.S./N.S.?)[317]m (contract Aigueperse 25 Feb [1489/90]) ENGELBERT von Kleve Comte de Nevers, son of JOHANN I Duke of Kleve & his wife Elisabeth de Nevers [Bourgogne-Valois] (Kleve 26 Sep 1462-21 Nov 1506, bur Nevers Franciscan Church). 

8.         ISABELLE de Bourbon (-Fontevraud abbey 12 Jul 1531, bur Fontevraud).  Abbess of Caen Sainte-Trinité. 

Jean had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

9.         JACQUES bâtard de Vendôme ([1455]-1 Oct 1524, bur Longpont).  Père Anselme names “Philipes de Gournay” as the mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Jacques but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based, and cites his letters of legitimation (date not specified) “dans les archives de la maison de Rambures[318]Seigneur de Bonneval et de Vançay.  Baron de Ligny.  m (contract Amiens 7 Dec 1505) JEANNE de Rubempré, widow of FRANÇOIS Seigneur de Crèvecœur, daughter of CHARLES Seigneur de Rubempré & his wife Françoise de Mailly (-bur Longpont).  Père Anselme records her marriage contract dated 7 Dec 1505 at Amiens[319]She married thirdly Pierre [Perceval] de Chepois Vicomte de Cluny.  Jacques & his wife had children: 

-       SEIGNEURS de LIGNY et de RUBEMPRE[320]

Jean had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

10.      LOUIS bâtard de Vendôme (-Tours 21 Oct 1510, bur Avranches).  Père Anselme names “Guyonne Peignée dite de Vieuxville” as the mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Louis but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[321].  Bishop of Avranches 1484.  

 

 

 

F.      VICOMTES de VENDÔME

 

 

1.         FULCRAD (-after 19 Jul 985).  Vicomte de Vendôme.  "Gaufridus atque Burchardus comites" confirmed the donation by "collibertam nostram Ermengardam" at the request of "fidelis nostri Fulchardi vicecomitis" by charter dated 19 Jul 985, subscribed by "Gaufredi comitis, Fulconis filii eius"[322]

 

 

1.         HUBERT (-after 1006).  Vicomte de Vendôme.  A charter dated to [1006/40] records that "Hubertus Vindocinensium vicecomes" transferred "curtem et ecclesiam Maziaci" to Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou to obtain the bishopric of Angers for "filio suo Huberto"[323]The editor of the compilation records that Hubert later donated "alodium meum in pago Vindocinensi...in villa...Buziacus" {Besai} to Marmoutier in expiation for this request[324].  It should be noted that "Adela mater Fulcherii Vincocinensis" also donated property "de Burzeio" to Marmoutier[325], suggesting a close family connection between her and Vicomte Hubert (maybe through his wife).  m EMMELINE, daughter of --- (-20 Apr ----).  The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "XII Kal Mai" of "Hamelina mater domini Huberti episcopi"[326].  Steven Fanning has suggested that Emeline was the daughter of Fulcrad Vicomte de Vendôme, whom her husband succeeded in the vicomté, and brother of Foucher “le Riche” (see below Part G), based on the property donations quoted in the present section and also the apparent transmission of names in the two families[327].  The hypothesis is attractive.  However, if there was a family connection, it seems more likely that Vicomte Fulcrad would have been the father of two daughters, Emeline and Hildearde [Adela] who is recorded as the wife of Foucher “le Riche”, otherwise it would be difficult to explain why Foucher did not succeed his father as vicomte de Vendôme.  Hubert & his wife had five children: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-28 Oct ----).  Vicomte de VendômeThe necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "V Kal Nov" of "Guillelmus vicecomes frater domini Huberti episcopi nostri"[328]

b)         HUBERT (-1047, after 2 Mar)Bishop of Angers"Hubertus…Andecavensium episcopus" renounced certain rights in favour of Angers cathedral by charter dated 26 Aug 1025 which names "genitore meo Huberto vicecomite Vindcinensium…matre mea Emma"[329]"Huberti Andegavensium episcopi…et neptis illius Emme atque Radulfi vicecomitis Cenomannensium mariti eius filiorumque eorum" consented to the donation to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou made by "Aremburgis relicta vidua Thetuini Strabonis…et filiam suam Hildegardem" by undated charter[330]A charter dated to [1006/40] records that "Hubertus Vindocinensium vicecomes" transferred "curtem et ecclesiam Maziaci" to Foulques "Nerra" Comte d´Anjou to obtain the bishopric of Angers for "filio suo Huberto"[331].  The Annales Sancti Albini Andegavensis record the death of "Hubertus episcopus" in 1047[332].  The life and times of Bishop Hubert have been considered by Steven Fanning[333]

c)         RAOUL [Payen] .  "…Huberti Andecavensis episcopi…Radulfi vicecomitis de Vindocino…" witnessed the charter dated to [1047] under which "miles de Vindocino Hugo…et uxor eius…Adila" donated property to Marmoutier[334]

d)         GODEHILDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

e)         ADELBERGE (-27 May ----).  Her parentage is confirmed by the undated charter under which "Huberti Andegavensium episcopi…et neptis illius Emme atque Radulfi vicecomitis Cenomannensium mariti eius filiorumque eorum" consented to the donation to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou made by "Aremburgis relicta vidua Thetuini Strabonis…et filiam suam Hildegardem"[335].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Père Anselme names “Etienne seigneur de Montreveau et...Adelburge héritière du Lude” as the parents of the wife of Raoul Vicomte de Beaumont but cites no primary source[336].  The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "VI Kal Jun" of "Hadeberga soror Huberti episcopi"[337]m ETIENNE de Montrevrault {Grand-Montrevault, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire}, son of ---.  Etienne & his wife had one child: 

i)          EMME de Montrevrault (-12 Sep 1058, bur Saint-Serge d'Angers).  "Huberti Andegavensium episcopi…et neptis illius Emme atque Radulfi vicecomitis Cenomannensium mariti eius filiorumque eorum" consented to the donation to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou made by "Aremburgis relicta vidua Thetuini Strabonis…et filiam suam Hildegardem" by undated charter[338].  Dame du Lude.  "Radulfus vicecomes cum uxore sua Amelina" sold the church of Luché to Saint-Aubin d'Angers by charter dated to [1057][339].  The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "II Id Sep" of "Emma vicecomitissa Cenomanensis neptis Huberti episcopi"[340]m (before 3 Mar 1048) as his first wife, RAOUL [IV] Vicomte du Maine, son of ROSCELIN Vicomte du Maine & his wife --- (-[11 Jun] [after 1070]). 

 

 

1.         ROBERT de Lavardin (-after [1037]).  Vicomte.  "Matrem Gosfridi de Prulliaco, Amelinam" appointed Eudes II Comte de Blois to oversee "terram apud Balneolas", by charter dated to before 1037 which adds that he appointed "Rotberto vicecomiti de Lavarzino" as his deputy for this purpose[341]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    NOBILITY in VENDÔME

 

 

 

A.      FAMILY of FOUCHER "le Riche"

 

 

I am grateful to Michel Lecamp for his help in clarifying some of the relationships in this and related sections. 

 

 

1.         FOUCHER [I] "le Riche" (-before [1060]).  "Fulcherius miles et uxor mea Aldeardis et filii nostri Wlgrinus et Fulcherius" donated "alodum…in pago Vindocinense in villa Rusciaco" by charter dated to [1050/60][342]m HILDEARDE [Adela], daughter of --- (-after [1061]).  A charter dated to [1050] records the sale by "Guismando", with the consent of "uxore sua…Emelina…filio eorum…Guismando…nec non Gisleberto fratre Emeline", of a mill at La Chappe to "Hildiardis, uxor Fulcherii de Vindocino", with the consent of "filii quoque predicte Hildiardis, Fulcherius…et Wulgrinus…Arnulfus…nepos eius…et Lancelinus de Balgenciaco", the charter recording that after the death of Hildiarde "Guismandus filius Guismandi" unjustly claimed the mill, signed by "Ingelbaldum de Vindocino, Gislebertum…"[343].  "Adela mater Fulcherii Vincocinensis" donated property "de Burzeio" {Besai} to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gelduini de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnetis Hugone", by undated charter[344]It should be noted that Hubert Vicomte de Vendôme also donated "alodium meum in pago Vindocinensi...in villa...Buziacus" to Marmoutier[345], suggesting a close family connection between him (maybe through his wife) and Hildearde.  "Fulcherius miles et uxor mea Aldeardis et filii nostri Wlgrinus et Fulcherius" donated "alodum…in pago Vindocinense in villa Rusciaco" by charter dated to [1050/60][346].  "Adela, mater Fulcherii vincocinensis" donated property at Burzais to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gilduino de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnete Hugone", by charter dated to [1060][347].  "Nihardus Gisleberti filius" abandoned his claim against Marmoutier for the mill of La Chappe, with the consent of "sorore Maria Arnulfo et Archembaldo eiusdem fratribus", by charter dated to [1061], witnessed by "Hildeardis, Vulgrinus filius eius…"[348].  Foucher & his wife had four children: 

a)         FOUCHER [II] "le Riche" (-1118 or after).  A charter dated to [1050] records the sale by "Guismando" of a mill at La Chappe to "Hildiardis, uxor Fulcherii de Vindocino", with the consent of "filii quoque predicte Hildiardis, Fulcherius…et Wulgrinus…Arnulfus…nepos eius…et Lancelinus de Balgenciaco"[349].  "Fulcherius miles et uxor mea Aldeardis et filii nostri Wlgrinus et Fulcherius" donated "alodum…in pago Vindocinense in villa Rusciaco" by charter dated to [1050/60][350].  "Adela, mater Fulcherii vincocinensis" donated property at Burzais to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gilduino de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnete Hugone", by charter dated to [1060][351].  "Nihardus Gisleberti filius" abandoned his claim against Marmoutier for the mill of La Chappe, with the consent of "sorore Maria Arnulfo et Archembaldo eiusdem fratribus", by charter dated to [1061], witnessed by "Hildeardis, Vulgrinus filius eius…"[352].  "Fulcherium de Turre, eiusque sororem…Agnen, Gilduini de Malliaco recens defuncti conjugem" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1062[353].  "Adela mater Fulcherii Vincocinensis" donated property "de Burzeio" to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gelduini de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnetis Hugone", by undated charter[354].  "Fulcherius de Vindocino cognominento Richis" donated "allodium…Spinochias" to Marmoutier by undated charter[355].  "Fulcherius Richi Fulcherii de Vindocino filius", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "villam…Savoneries…juxta terram…Spinochias" by "Fulcherio patre suo" to Marmoutier by undated charter[356].  "Fulcherius de Vindocino cognomento Richus" donated property to the monks at Lavardin by charter dated 1118[357]m ---.  The name of Foucher´s wife is not known.  Foucher & his wife had children: 

i)          HERSENDE .  "Miles quidam de Castro Duno Gradulfus…atque Hersendis uxor eius" donated land at Putaux and Carcona to Marmoutier, with the consent of "eorum infantibus Fulcherio…Petro, Guidone et Hadensi" and "Fulcherius de Vindocino eidem Hersendi filiæ suæ", by charter dated to [1060/80], which names "Gauscelino fratre ipsius" (referring to Foucher) witnessed by "…Lancelinus de Balgenciaco…"[358]m GRADULFE de Montigny, son of ---. 

ii)         HILDEGARDE [Dometa/Domitilla] (-[1100/01]).  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[359].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1066/75], relating to the dispute with Marmoutier about the mill at La Chappe, in which "Ingelbaldo Brittone" names "Fulcherius pater uxoris sue"[360].  "Dometa…de Vindocino" donated three quarters of the church of Lancé to Marmoutier, and "Drogo Ansberti filius" the remaining quarter with the consent of "conjugis suæ Aemeline filiorumque suorum Bernardi et Hugonis ac filiarum suarum Tesseline, Aremburgis, Johannæ", by charter dated 1090[361].  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle [recently deceased] Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier[362]m INGELBAUD Brito, son of --- (-after Nov 1066). 

b)         JOSCELIN .  "Miles quidam de Castro Duno Gradulfus…atque Hersendis uxor eius" donated land at Putaux and Carcona to Marmoutier, with the consent of "eorum infantibus Fulcherio…Petro, Guidone et Hadensi" and "Fulcherius de Vindocino eidem Hersendi filiæ suæ", by charter dated to [1060/80], which names "Gauscelino fratre ipsius" (referring to Foucher)[363]

c)         VULGRIN (-1065, bur Le Mans Saint-Vincent).  A charter dated to [1050] records the sale by "Guismando" of a mill at La Chappe to "Hildiardis, uxor Fulcherii de Vindocino", with the consent of "filii quoque predicte Hildiardis, Fulcherius…et Wulgrinus…Arnulfus…nepos eius…et Lancelinus de Balgenciaco"[364].  "Fulcherius miles et uxor mea Aldeardis et filii nostri Wlgrinus et Fulcherius" donated "alodum…in pago Vindocinense in villa Rusciaco" by charter dated to [1050/60][365]Bishop of Le Mans 1055: the Actus pontificum Cenomannis records "Wulgrinus ex Vindocinensi castello ortus, miles quidem primum, deinde monachus effectus, in coenobio S. Martini monasterii Majoris" as bishop of Le Mans for “annos viiii menses viii dies xi” and his burial “in capitulo S. Vincentii martyris[366]

d)         ADELA (-[after 1040]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/66] which records that "Fulcherius de Turre, Hildegardis…ex filia nepos" claimed the mill at La Chappe from the monks of Marmoutier, claiming that "pater suus…Rotgerius…mater…ipsius Adela" previously held it[367].  "Adela, Fulcherii nata, Hugonis femina" donated "in villa…Marcelli terram", with the consent of "meo filio Fulcherio necnon sorore sua Agnete" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1040[368].  "Addela…genitoris mei Fulcherii preclara…Hugonis conjugis mei devota" donated property "in Burziaco" to Saint-Martin by undated charter[369]m firstly ROGER de la Tour, son of ---.  m secondly HUGUES de Doubleau Seigneur de Mondoubleau, son of --- (-[1030/40]). 

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of LETHER [de VENDÔME]

 

 

1.         LETHER [de Vendôme] .  m ---.  The name of Lether´s wife is not known.  Lether & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIBAUT (-after 1072).  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][370].  A charter dated 1064 records a dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii…et uxori ipsius ac de filiis eorum Arnulfus" and the monks of Marmoutier about rights relating to the church of Naveil, claimed to have been sold to them by "Rotbertum de Marciliaco socerum suum", witnessed by "Ingelbaldo Britone…Ingelbaldo filio Adelaudi…"[371].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[372].  A third charter records the settlement between "militem quemdam vindocienensem Tetbaldum…filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, witnessed by "Ingelbaldo Britone, Wlgrino filio eius, Fulcherio de Turre…"[373].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[374].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes", witnessed by "Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaudi…"[375].  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "Hamelinus…de Lengiaco", witnessed by "…Wlgrinus, Gaufredus frater eius…Fulcherius de Turre…", and with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[376]m HELIE de Marcilly, daughter of ROBERT de Marcilly & his wife --- (-after 1072).  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][377].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[378].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1064 which records a dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii…et uxori ipsius ac de filiis eorum Arnulfus" and the monks of Marmoutier about rights relating to the church of Naveil, claimed to have been sold to them by "Rotbertum de Marciliaco socerum suum"[379].  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[380].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[381].  Thibaut & his wife had eight children: 

i)          ARNOUL .  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][382].  A charter dated 1064 which records a dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii…et uxori ipsius ac de filiis eorum Arnulfus" and the monks of Marmoutier about rights relating to the church of Naveil, claimed to have been sold to them by "Rotbertum de Marciliaco socerum suum"[383].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[384].  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[385].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[386]

ii)         BOUCHARD (-[before 1072]).  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][387].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[388].  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[389].  It is assumed that he died before 1072, the date of the charter in which his brothers and sisters are named. 

iii)        AREMBURGE .  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][390].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[391]

iv)       GUITBURGE .  "Tetbaldus…miles filius Letirii" renounced claims against Marmoutier relating to land at Brentères, which he held "de jure uxoris…Elie", with the consent of "supra nominata uxore sua et filiis…Arnulfo, Burchardo et filiabus Aremburge atque Guitburge", by charter dated to [1032/64][392].  An undated charter records the continuing dispute between "Tetbaldum de Vindocino, filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil, and names "uxor eius Helia…liberis suis Arnulfo, Burchardo, Aremburge atque Guitburge"[393]

v)        THIBAUT .  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[394].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[395]

vi)       MATTHIEU .  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[396].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[397]

vii)      JEANNE .  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[398].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[399]

viii)     AGNES .  A charter dated to [1066/75] records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil, with the consent of "uxore sua Helia…et filiis eius Arnulfo, Burchardo, Tetbaldo, Matheo, Rotberto et filiabus eius Johanna et Agnete"[400].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", which names "uxor eius Elia…et filii eius Arnulfus…et Tetbaldus et Matheus et Rotbertus…et filie eius Johanna et Agnes"[401]

 

 

 

C.      FAMILY of INGELBAUD BRITO

 

 

1.         INGELBAUD Brito (-after Nov 1066).  "Ingelbaldo Britone, Wlgrino filio eius, Fulcherio de Turre…" witnessed an undated charter which records the settlement between "militem quemdam vindocienensem Tetbaldum…filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil[402].  A charter dated to [1043/61] records the return to Marmoutier by "Ascelinus Jotardus, Guillelmi vicarius filius" of property he held from "Ingelbaldo Britanno" and the payment of compensation to "Ingelbaldi Britonni uxori…et Wlgrimo filio suo…et Gausfrido pagano filio suo…et Fulcherio clerico filio suo…et Fulconi nepoti suo…", by charter dated to [1043/61][403].  "Ingelbaldum de Vindocino, Gislebertum…" witnessed the charter dated to [1050] which records the sale by "Guismando" of a mill at La Chappe to "Hildiardis, uxor Fulcherii de Vindocino"[404].  "Ingelbaldo Brittone, Hugone filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1065 which records a donation by "militem quemdam de Vindocino Wismandum" to Marmoutier[405].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[406].  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[407]m HILDEGARDE [Dometa/Domitilla], daughter of FOUCHER [II] "le Riche" & his wife --- (-[1100/01]).  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[408].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1066/75], relating to the dispute with Marmoutier about the mill at La Chappe, in which "Ingelbaldo Brittone" names "Fulcherius pater uxoris sue"[409].  "Dometa…de Vindocino" donated three quarters of the church of Lancé to Marmoutier, and "Drogo Ansberti filius" the remaining quarter with the consent of "conjugis suæ Aemeline filiorumque suorum Bernardi et Hugonis ac filiarum suarum Tesseline, Aremburgis, Johannæ", by charter dated 1090[410].  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle [recently deceased] Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier[411].  Ingelbaud & his wife had one child: 

a)         VULGRIN (-after [1094]).  A charter dated to [1043/61] records the return to Marmoutier by "Ascelinus Jotardus, Guillelmi vicarius filius" of property he held from "Ingelbaldo Britanno" and the payment of compensation to "Ingelbaldi Britonni uxori…et Wlgrimo filio suo…et Gausfrido pagano filio suo…et Fulcherio clerico filio suo…et Fulconi nepoti suo…", by charter dated to [1043/61][412].  "Ingelbaldo Britone, Wlgrino filio eius, Fulcherio de Turre…" witnessed an undated charter which records the settlement between "militem quemdam vindocienensem Tetbaldum…filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil[413].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[414].  A charter dated 1072 records a final settlement of all disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier, before "comitem Guidonem", witnessed by "Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaudi…"[415].  "…Wlgrinus, Gaufredus frater eius…Fulcherius de Turre…" witnessed the charter dated to [1066/75] which records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil[416].  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[417].  "Vulgrinum filium Ingelbaldi de Vindocino et Gaufridum Paganum fratrem ipsius" donated the churches of Lancé to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1094][418]

b)         GEOFFROY [Payen] (-after 1100).  A charter dated to [1043/61] records the return to Marmoutier by "Ascelinus Jotardus, Guillelmi vicarius filius" of property he held from "Ingelbaldo Britanno" and the payment of compensation to "Ingelbaldi Britonni uxori…et Wlgrimo filio suo…et Gausfrido pagano filio suo…et Fulcherio clerico filio suo…et Fulconi nepoti suo…", by charter dated to [1043/61][419]

-        see below

c)         FOUCHER (-after 1100).  A charter dated to [1043/61] records the return to Marmoutier by "Ascelinus Jotardus, Guillelmi vicarius filius" of property he held from "Ingelbaldo Britanno" and the payment of compensation to "Ingelbaldi Britonni uxori…et Wlgrimo filio suo…et Gausfrido pagano filio suo…et Fulcherio clerico filio suo…et Fulconi nepoti suo…", by charter dated to [1043/61][420].  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[421].  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle [recently deceased] Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier[422]

d)         HUGUES (-after 1065).  "Ingelbaldo Brittone, Hugone filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1065 which records a donation by "militem quemdam de Vindocino Wismandum" to Marmoutier[423]

 

 

GEOFFROY [Payen], son of INGELBAUD Brito & his wife Hildegarde [Dometa/Domitilla] --- (-after 1100).  A charter dated to [1043/61] records the return to Marmoutier by "Ascelinus Jotardus, Guillelmi vicarius filius" of property he held from "Ingelbaldo Britanno" and the payment of compensation to "Ingelbaldi Britonni uxori…et Wlgrimo filio suo…et Gausfrido pagano filio suo…et Fulcherio clerico filio suo…et Fulconi nepoti suo…", by charter dated to [1043/61][424].  "…Wlgrinus, Gaufredus frater eius…Fulcherius de Turre…" witnessed the charter dated to [1066/75] which records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil[425].  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[426].  "Vulgrinum filium Ingelbaldi de Vindocino et Gaufridum Paganum fratrem ipsius" donated the churches of Lancé to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1094][427].  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle", recently deceased, "Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier, signed by "Gaufredus Paganus et filii sui Bartholomeus, Ingelbaldus, Wlgrinus, Gaufredus"[428]

m ---.  The name of Geoffroy´s wife is not known. 

Geoffroy & his wife had five children: 

1.         BARTHELEMY "le Riche" (-[1148]).  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle", recently deceased, "Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier, signed by "Gaufredus Paganus et filii sui Bartholomeus, Ingelbaldus, Wlgrinus, Gaufredus"[429].  "Bartholomeus filius Goffredi-Pagani et fratres eius" were present when "Hugo de Cuscheri" donated property to Marmoutier by charter dated 1120, and "Gauzfredus filius comitis Vindocini, Bartholomeus et Willelmus fratres eius, Jeremias de Turre…" witnessed a later confirmation of the same donation[430].  "Goffridus comes, Bartholomeus, Wulgrinus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Jan 1130 under which "Goffridus filius Goffridi comitis qui Grisagonella vocabatur" renounced his claim to "terra…prope Villam-Dei" in favour of La Trinité de Vendôme, at the request of "Mahildis comitissæ, matrius illius Goffridi"[431].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][432].  "…Domnus Bartholomeus de Vindocino, Wlgrinus frater eius…" were present at the charter dated to [1130/39] which records that "Hamelinus de Leniaiis" had donated income to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme which was confirmed by "Petrus de Monteaureo" who wished to make the donation of "patris sui" permanent[433].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][434]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated revenue to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1143, later consented to by "filia supradicti Bartholomei Domitilla adhuc parva puella"[435].  "Domnus Balgenciaci…Simon" donated the fair of St Bienheuré to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1145, witnessed by "Bartholomeus de Vindocino…"[436].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][437]A charter dated to [1148] records that the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme claimed a serf from "Bartolomeus" and, after his death while on Crusade, from "filia sua Josberto de Boschet…desponsata"[438].  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1148/56], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[439]m GUIBURGE, daughter of ILBERT [Pagan] de Fréteval Seigneur de Montdoubleau & his first wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Barthélemy & his wife had four children: 

a)         BOUCHARD .  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1148/56], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[440]

b)         LANCELIN .  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1148/56], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[441]

c)         DOMITILLA"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated revenue to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 1143, later consented to by "filia supradicti Bartholomei Domitilla adhuc parva puella"[442]

d)         ADELA [Adelais] (-after 1194).  A charter dated to [1148] records that the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme claimed a serf from "Bartolomeus" and, after his death while on Crusade, from "filia sua Josberto de Boschet…desponsata", by charter dated 1147[443].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][444].  "Domina Aales uxor avi mea et domina Johanna mater mea" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1194[445].  That "domina Aales uxor avi mea" was the wife of Gosbert de Preuilly is confirmed by the charter dated 1212 under which "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron in which he names "dominus Jobertus de Guerchia avus meus et Johanna mater mea filia ipsius, comitissa d'Alençon"[446]m (before 1147) GOSBERT de Preuilly dit de la Guerche Seigneur du Bouchet, son of PIERRE [I] de Preuilly Seigneur de Preuilly [Vendôme] & his wife --- (-[1204/05]). 

2.         INGELBAUD (-Sep 1156).  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle", recently deceased, "Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier, signed by "Gaufredus Paganus et filii sui Bartholomeus, Ingelbaldus, Wlgrinus, Gaufredus"[447]Provost at Tours before 1132.  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][448]Archbishop of Tours 1147.  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][449]

3.         VULGRIN (-after [1155]).  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle", recently deceased, "Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier, signed by "Gaufredus Paganus et filii sui Bartholomeus, Ingelbaldus, Wlgrinus, Gaufredus"[450].  "Tetbaldus de Lagrevia et Vulgrinus filius Gauffredi Pagani" renounced their claims against Marmoutier by charter dated 1120[451].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][452].  "Goffridus comes, Bartholomeus, Wulgrinus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 21 Jan 1130 under which "Goffridus filius Goffridi comitis qui Grisagonella vocabatur" renounced his claim to "terra…prope Villam-Dei" in favour of La Trinité de Vendôme, at the request of "Mahildis comitissæ, matrius illius Goffridi"[453].  "…Goffirdus de Lavarzino filius eius, Heremias, Wlgrimus frater Bartholomei…" witnessed the charter dated 6 Nov 1134 under which "Goffridus comes Vindocinensis cognomento Grizagonella" confirmed the right of passage in the forest of Gâtines[454].  "…Domnus Bartholomeus de Vindocino, Wlgrinus frater eius…" were present at the charter dated to [1130/39] which records that "Hamelinus de Leniaiis" had donated income to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme which was confirmed by "Petrus de Monteaureo" who wished to make the donation of "patris sui" permanent[455].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][456].  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1148/56], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[457].  Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi, Hervei, Agnetis et Domitille[458]

4.         GEOFFROY (-after 1101).  A charter dated 1101 records the purchase by "filii Domitelle", recently deceased, "Fulcherius…et Gaufredus cognomento Paganus" of property from Marmoutier, signed by "Gaufredus Paganus et filii sui Bartholomeus, Ingelbaldus, Wlgrinus, Gaufredus"[459]

5.         MARIE (-after [1155])"Dominus…castri Lavarzini Aimericus…cognomina Gaimardus et Maria uxor eius" donated property to Marmoutier, in order to receive "filio suo Solomone" who was dying, by charter dated to [1101/36][460]Her parentage is indicated by the Gesta Ambaziensium which records that "ex Salomone, Guenmardus" married "cum jam senex esset...Mariam sororem Engelbaudi archiepiscopi et Bartholomæi de Vindocino", although the source confuses Salomon [II], father of Aymeric “Gaymard”, with his probable maternal grandfather Salomon [I] Seigneur de Lavedan (the phrase “cum jam senex esset” being used in the text to correct what would otherwise have been the obvious chronological difficulty with this co-identity)[461]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][462].  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1130/48], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[463].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][464]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][465].  Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi...[466]m firstly as his third wife, AYMERIC "Gaymard" Seigneur de Lavardin, son of SALAMON [II] de Lavardin & his wife ---.  m secondly GEOFFROY [de Lavardin], son of --- (-[after 1148/56]).] 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de LAVARDIN-sur-LOIR

 

 

Two places named Lavardin existed in medieval times in the territory covered by the ancient episcopal diocese of Le Mans, located about 70 kilometres distant from each other:

·         le Vieux-Lavardin near Mézières, within the pagus Cenomanensis and later the county of Maine; and 

·         Lavardin-sur-Loir near Montoire, 18 kilometres south of Vendôme, originally also within the pagus Cenomanensis and county of Maine, but later transferred to the county of Vendôme.

To add to the confusion, the place now known as Lavardin, south-east of Conlie, was originally named Tussé and later evolved into le Nouveau-Lavardin or Lavardin-Tussé.  Alexandre de Salies analysed the difficulties in distinguishing these places in the early 20th century[467].  It is probable that all the references to Lavardin between the 10th and 13th centuries relate to Lavardin-sur-Loir, despite the contrary position taken by Salies, as will be explained below. 

 

The earliest reference to Lavardin appears in the Gesta Ambazensium which states that Hugues [“Capet”] Duc des Francs, presumably in the mid- to late-10th century, granted “Lavardinum” to Hugues who is shown below.  Salies identifies “Lavardinum” in this source as Vieux-Lavardin near Mézières[468].  However, it is possible that the place in question was Lavardin-sur-Loir.  Salies bases his argument on the proximity of Lavardin near Mézières to the other territories, Bazoges and Sainte-Christine both of which were located near Le Mans, which Hugues later acquired on his second marriage.  He limits himself to stating, textually, that after the death of his first wife “Hugues trouve tout naturellement sa seconde femme dans son voisinage [i.e. near Lavardin near Mézières], chez les seigneurs de Sainte-Suzanne”.  This proposition provides an inadequate basis for his argument.  Given the frequency of marriages of the nobility outside their immediate area of operations in medieval France, there is no reason to exclude Hugues having sought his second wife at a distance of only 70 kilometres from the property of his deceased first wife.  In addition, it is possible that Hugues´s own origin lay within Maine, which could also explain his choice of a second wife from the area.  The Gesta continues by recording the marriage of Hugues´s daughter and heiress by his first marriage to Séhébrand de Mayenne, to whom her father granted “Lavardinum” by way of dowry, and by adding that the couple´s son was Salomon [I] Seigneur de Lavardin.  The last-named is identified as seigneur de Lavardin-sur-Loir.  Assuming that the Gesta is factually correct, the natural reading of the two passages is that “Lavardinum”, granted to Hugues, was Lavardin-sur-Loir.  Salies suggests that the Gesta is incorrect, explaining the apparent contradiction as a simple error because the source´s author was misled by the name Aveline being borne both by the wife of Séhébrand de Mayenne and by the younger daughter of Salomon [I] de Lavardin-sur-Loir[469].  Salies also uses as part of his argument another passage in the Gesta which records that a descendant of the marriage of Hugues´s oldest daughter married “Nevolus de Fracta Valle” and that “heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant” (i.e. at the time of composition of the Gesta, dated to 1155[470]) were descended from the couple.  His assumption is that “heredes Lavardini” could not refer to Lavardin-sur-Loir but must relate to Lavardin near Mézières.  He concludes that “la Chronique d´Amboise...est tombée...dans une confusion flagrante d´où se dégage une erreur grossière[471].  However, as noted below, it appears that the marriage as reported in the Gesta is consistent with other sources which indicate the first marriage of Agatha de Lavardin[-sur-Loir] to Nivelon [IV] Seigneur de Fréteval and her supposed second marriage to Bouchard [VII] Comte de Vendôme, whose heirs would have held Lavardin-sur-Loir in [1155]. 

 

Chronologically, the next reference to Lavardin is found in the Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis which records "Vendocinum, Lavarzinum et Montem-aureum" among the castles held by Bouchard [IV] “le Vieux” Comte de Vendôme (whose death is recorded in 1007, see Chapter 15.A of the present document)[472]No document has been found which confirms that Hugues “Capet” transferred the fiefdom of Lavardin to the comtes de Vendôme, but such a transfer is not improbable given its proximity to Vendôme and especially if Hugues wished to favour the local counts after his succession as king.  After the death of Salamon [I] Seigneur de Lavardin, the castle passed to his younger daughter and her husband.  It is likely that the later holders of the castle were her descendants by an earlier marriage, but as will be seen below the surviving sources are insufficiently detailed to trace their precise relationship to Salamon [I].  In particular, there is extreme difficulty in establishing a successful reconstruction of the possible children and successors of Aymeric “Gaimard” Seigneur de Lavardin, supposed great-grandson of Salamon [I].  In the mid-12th century, possession of the castle passed by marriage to the comtes de Vendôme themselves. 

 

 

1.         HUGUES, son of --- The Gesta Ambaziensium records that "vir illustris…Hugo" was "filiolus Hugonis Capet ducis Francorum", at whose court he was present and who granted him “Lavardinum[473]Seigneur de Lavardinm firstly HELPES, daughter of ---.  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Helpes" as the first wife of "vir illustris…Hugo"[474]m secondly ODELINE [Emmeline] Dame de Bazoges et de Sainte-Christine, daughter of RAOUL [II] Vicomte du Maine & his [first/second wife] [Godehildis ---/Guinor ---].  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Odelinam filiam Radulfi vicecomitis de Sancto Susanna" as the second wife of "vir illustris…Hugo", specifying that her dowry was "Basogerium oppidum et terram Sanctæ Christinæ"[475].  Hugues & his first wife had one child: 

a)         AVELINE de Lavardin .  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Avelinam" as the daughter of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his first wife, specifying in a later passage that she married "Sehebrando de Meduana" with Lavardin as her dowry, and that she was the mother of "Salomon"[476]Dame de Lavardinm SEHEBRAND de Mayenne, son of ---. 

Hugues & his second wife had three children: 

b)         LISOIS de Bazoges (-1061 or after).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Licoium, Algeriumque et Albericum" as the children of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his second wife[477]Seigneur d'Amboise, by right of his wife.  "…Lisoii de Ambazia, Alberici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1055 under which Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d´Anjou donated land in the forest of Gastine to Marmoutier[478]

-        SEIGNEURS d´AMBOISE

c)         AUGER .  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Licoium, Algeriumque et Albericum" as the children of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his second wife[479]Seigneur de Bazogesm ---.  The name of Auger's wife is not known.  Auger & his wife had one child: 

i)          HUGUESSeigneur de Bazoges.  The Gesta Ambaziensium records that Lisois d'Amboise ceded Bazoges to "Algerio fratri suo et Hugoni filio ipsius, nepoti suo"[480]

d)         ALBERIC (-1055 or after).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Licoium, Algeriumque et Albericum" as the children of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his second wife[481]Seigneur de Sainte-Christine.  The Gesta Ambaziensium records that Lisois d'Amboise ceded Sainte-Christine to "Alberico fratre suo"[482]"…Lisoii de Ambazia, Alberici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1055 under which Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d´Anjou donated land in the forest of Gastine to Marmoutier[483]

 

 

1.         SEHEBRAND de Mayenne, son of --- m AVELINE de Lavardin, daughter of HUGUES de Lavardin & his first wife Helpes ---.  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Avelinam" as the daughter of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his first wife, specifying in a later passage that she married "Sehebrando de Meduana" with Lavardin as her dowry, and that she was the  mother of "Salomon"[484].  Sehebrand & his wife had two children: 

a)         SALOMON [I] de Lavardin (-[1062], bur Lavardin).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "Avelinam" as the daughter of "vir illustris…Hugo" & his first wife, specifying in a later passage that she married "Sehebrando de Meduana" with Lavardin as her dowry, and that she was the  mother of "Salomon"[485].  “Salomon et uxor mea Adela” founded the priory of Saint-Gildéric, Lavardin, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina”, by charter dated to [1032/47], subscribed by “Salomonis, Adele uxoris eius, Mathildis eius filie, Aueline eius filie, Rotgerii generi eorum...[486]"Odo comes" [Eudes II Comte de Blois] donated the church of Saint-Médard dans le Vendômois to Saint-Martin, with the consent of "Salomon de Labarzinio, Walterius filius Hamelini, Burchardus", by charter dated to [1037], witnessed by "Herveus vicecomes…"[487].  "Salomon et uxor mea Adela" donated the church of Saint-Gilderic on the banks of the river Loir to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina", by charter dated to [1032/60][488].  "Salomon et uxor mea Adela" founded a priory at Lavardin, with the consent of "filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina", by charter dated to [1037/47], signed by "…Rogerii generis eorum…"[489].  "Salomon de Lavarzino, Marcoardus gener eius…" witnessed the charter dated to [1030/60] under which Geoffroy III "Martel" Comte d´Anjou returned property to Marmoutier at the request of "Tetberge…sorori…Gausfredi [filius Ermenrici]"[490].  The monks of Marmoutier ceded property to "Salomone de Lavarzino et Adela uxore sua", with the consent of "Marcoardo eorum genero et uxore sua", by charter dated to [1034/67][491]Salomonem de Lauarzino” donated his revenue from property of “Herberti presbiteri et Seherii nepotis eius” to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1032/60], which refers to a donation made by “domnus Ernaldus frater noster[492]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  Salomon et uxor mea Adela” founded the priory of Saint-Gildéric, Lavardin, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina”, by charter dated to [1032/47], subscribed by “Salomonis, Adele uxoris eius, Mathildis eius filie, Aueline eius filie, Rotgerii generi eorum...[493]"Salomon et uxor mea Adela" donated the church of Saint-Gilderic on the banks of the river Loir to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina", by charter dated to [1032/60][494].  The monks of Marmoutier ceded property to "Salomone de Lavarzino et Adela uxore sua", with the consent of "Marcoardo eorum genero et uxore sua", by charter dated to [1034/67][495].  Salomon & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          MATHILDE de Lavardin (-before [1062]).  Salomon et uxor mea Adela” founded the priory of Saint-Gildéric, Lavardin, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina”, by charter dated to [1032/47], subscribed by “Salomonis, Adele uxoris eius, Mathildis eius filie, Aueline eius filie, Rotgerii generi eorum...[496]The name of Roger´s wife is not stated.  However, it is likely that she was the older daughter, named Mathilde in the document.  "Salomon et uxor mea Adela" donated the church of Saint-Gilderic on the banks of the river Loir to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina", by charter dated to [1032/60][497].  Mathilde presumably predeceased her father, childless, as Lavardin was inherited by the husband of her sister Aveline.  [m ROGER, son of ---.  same person as...?  ROGER, son of ROTHON & his wife ---.  "Rogerius filius Rosthonis", mortally wounded "super Ligeris ripam ante castrum novum in comitatu Salomonis de Lavarzino", donated “terram de Autona” to the monks of Saint-Martin and “quartam partem furni unius in castro de Lavarzino et totam sepulturam de Villare” to Lavardin, by charter dated to [1032/60], witnessed by “ipse Salomon et Rainaldus Rogerii filius, Rosthonis scutarius...[498].  There is no proof that this co-identity is correct, but the name Roger, and his holding an important position in Lavardin castle under Salomon, suggests that it is possible.  If it is correct, the name of the donor´s son as witness suggests that Mathilde must have been Roger´s second wife, as Lavardin passed to her younger sister Aveline after their father died not to any descendants of Mathilde.  The editor of the edition consulted suggests that the incident during which Roger was mortally wounded is the same as that recounted in the Gesta Ambaziensium, which records that Sulpice d´Amboise had sought refuge from Foulques IV “le Rechin” Comte d´Anjou in the church of Saint-Martin and that "Salomon Lavardini dominus consobrinus eius" rescued him and brought him "cum multis ad Rupes Corbonis"[499].  However, as Comte Foulques IV only succeeded his brother in 1168, this appears to be chronologically incorrect.

ii)         AVELINE [Eva] de Lavardin (-after 1070)Salomon et uxor mea Adela” founded the priory of Saint-Gildéric, Lavardin, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina”, by charter dated to [1032/47], subscribed by “Salomonis, Adele uxoris eius, Mathildis eius filie, Aueline eius filie, Rotgerii generi eorum...[500]"Salomon et uxor mea Adela" donated the church of Saint-Gilderic on the banks of the river Loir to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filiabus nostris Matilde et Avelina", by charter dated to [1032/60][501].  [The similarity of names suggests that Eva was the same person as Aveline, especially as the two sources just quoted suggest that Salomon [I] had only two daughters.  If that is correct, Aymeric d´Alluyes would presumably have been her first husband and Hervé de Baugency her second.  "Hugo Dublellus archidiaconus et Odo Dublellus frater eius" donated "ecclesiam Sancti-Beati" to La Trinité de Vendôme, in the presence of "Haimerico genero Symonis de Lavarzino", by charter dated 3 Jun 1040[502].  Another charter, dated to before 1040, recording the same transaction is subscribed by "...Hamericus gener Salomonis de Lavarzino"[503].  "Hugo Dublellus archidiaconus et Odo Dublellus frater eius" signed the charter dated 1046 which records that "Gauterius…Juvenis" forfeited his holdings from "Salomonis de Lavarzino" who granted them to "Haimerico de Aloia" with "filia sua Eva"[504].]  A charter dated to [1060/81] records that "Ingebaldus Brito…uxori eius Hildegardi" unjustly appropriated property which had been donated to Marmoutier, and names "filiis…eorum primogenito Wlgrino…Fulcherio et Paganello…Hugo", witnessed by "Herveo de Lavarzino, Avelina uxore eius…"[505].  A charter dated 1070, which records a claim against Marmoutier by "Gaufredus de Turniaco", is issued "apud Lavarzinum ante Avelinam Salomonis filiam"[506]Dame de Lavardin.  [m firstly (before 3 Jun 1040) AYMERIC d´Alluyes, son of ---.]  m [secondly] HERVE de Baugency, son of LANCELIN [I] de Baugency & his wife --- (-after [2 Feb/1 Jun] 1079).  Seigneur de Lavardin, de iure uxoris

iii)        [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1030/60], witnessed by her father "Salomon de Lavarzino, Marcoardus gener eius…", under which Geoffroy III "Martel" Comte d´Anjou returned property to Marmoutier at the request of "Tetberge…sorori…Gausfredi [filius Ermenrici]"[507].  The monks of Marmoutier ceded property to "Salomone de Lavarzino et Adela uxore sua", with the consent of "Marcoardo eorum genero et uxore sua", by charter dated to [1034/67][508].  As noted above, two sources suggest that Salomon [I] had only two daughters.  It is likely therefore that Marcoard was the earlier husband either of Mathilde or Aveline [Eva] who are named above.  m MARCOARD, son of ---.] 

b)         ERNALDSalomonem de Lauarzino” donated his revenue from property of “Herberti presbiteri et Seherii nepotis eius” to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1032/60], which refers to a donation made by “domnus Ernaldus frater noster[509] 

 

 

1.         SALAMON [II] de Lavardin (-after 1080).  The parentage of Salamon [II] de Lavardin is not known.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the grandson of Salamon [I] by one of the latter´s daughters, most likely Aveline/Eva by her husband Aymeric d´Alluyes, after whom Salamon [II]´s son would have been named, although there is no proof that this speculation is correct[510].  His name certainly indicates a close family relationship to Salamon [I].  "Salomone de Lavarzino..." subscribed the charter dated 1080 which relates to “Christianum de Civitate...terram” sold to Marmoutier[511]m ---.  The name of Salamon´s wife is not known.  Salamon [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AYMERIC "Gaymard" de Lavardin ([1078/83]-)Seigneur de Lavardin.  "Haimmericus cognomina Gaimardus de Lavarzino juvenelis dominus" donated a serf to Marmoutier, with the consent of "sorore mea Beatrix", for the soul of "patris mei Salomonis", by charter dated “Gaufrido comite Vindocinensi ad Ierusalem abeunte” (dated to 1101)[512].  The word “juvenilis” in this document suggests his birth in the range [1078/83], although the document does not indicate that Aymeric had not then reached the age of majority.  "Gaimardus dominus Lavarzini" donated property to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1097][513].  An undated charter records the excommunication of the people of Lavardin because of an injustice caused by dominus Gaimardus et Agnes uxor eius[514].  “Gaimardus dominus Lauarzini” relinquished rights over vines of Lavardin priory in expiation of his crimes, with the consent of “uxor eius Godehildis”, by charter dated to [1101/24][515]"Haimericus Gaimardus Lavarzini dominus" donated mills at Montoire to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Beatrix…ipsius Gaimardi soror", by charter dated to [1101/36][516].  "Dominus…castri Lavarzini Aimericus…cognomina Gaimardus et Maria uxor eius" donated property to Marmoutier, in order to receive "filio suo Solomone" who was dying, by charter dated to [1101/36][517].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][518].  Métais suggests that Aymeric “Gaymard” must have sold at least part of the seigneurie de Lavardin to a comtesse de Vendôme, as one explanation for the background to the legal dispute concerning Lavardin hearings concerning which were held in papal courts from 1211 to 1235, although he does discuss another possible explanation which sounds plausible[519].  Métais states that Aymeric “Gaimard” died “vers 1150[520].  One source from which it may be possible to draw conclusions about the date of Aymeric´s death is the charter dated to [1147/56] under which "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum[521].  It is assumed that “dominum Gosbertum generum suum” refers to the husband of Marie, presumably a mistranscription for either “Gaymardum” or “Goffredum”.  Another indication is provided by the Gesta Ambaziensium which refers to the children of the daughter of Aymeric “Gaimard” as “heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant[522].  As the children are referred to as “heredes Lavardini”, the implication is that the seigneur de Lavardin was still alive when the source was written (dated to 1155, see below).  m [firstly/secondly] AGNES, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records the excommunication of the people of Lavardin because of an injustice caused by dominus Gaimardus et Agnes uxor eius[523].  The dating of the two charters which name Aymeric´s two earlier wives is not sufficiently precise to assess with any confidence the order of these two marriages.  m [firstly/secondly] GODEHILDIS, daughter of ---.  “Gaimardus dominus Lauarzini” relinquished rights over vines of Lavardin priory in expiation of his crimes, with the consent of “uxor eius Godehildis”, by charter dated to [1101/24][524].  The dating of the two charters which name Aymeric´s two earlier wives is not sufficiently precise to assess with any confidence the order of these two marriages.  m thirdly as her first husband, MARIE, daughter of GEOFFROY [Payen] & his wife --- (-after 1155)"Dominus…castri Lavarzini Aimericus…cognomina Gaimardus et Maria uxor eius" donated property to Marmoutier, in order to receive "filio suo Solomone" who was dying, by charter dated to [1101/36][525]Her parentage is indicated by the Gesta Ambaziensium which records that "ex Salomone, Guenmardus" married "cum jam senex esset...Mariam sororem Engelbaudi archiepiscopi et Bartholomæi de Vindocino", although the source confuses Salomon [II], father of Aymeric “Gaymard”, with his probable maternal grandfather Salomon [I] Seigneur de Lavardin (the phrase “cum jam senex esset” being used in the text to correct what would otherwise have been the obvious chronological difficulty with this co-identity)[526]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, with the consent of “f sui Engelbaudus præpositus, Vulgrinus, Maria, Guamardus vir eius”, by charter dated to [1116/36][527].  Marie married secondly Geoffroy de Lavardin.  "Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1130/48], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[528].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][529]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][530].  Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi...[531]Aymeric & his third wife had [three] children: 

i)          SALOMON de Lavardin (-after 1101).  "Dominus…castri Lavarzini Aimericus…cognomina Gaimardus et Maria uxor eius" donated property to Marmoutier, in order to receive "filio suo Solomone" who was dying, by charter dated to [1101/36][532].  The phrase “filio suo” may indicate that Salomon was the child of both “Aimericus...et Maria uxor eius”, which would also account for their joint donation of the property in question.

ii)         [AGATHA de Lavardin ([1120/25]-[before 1185/1202]).  "…Agathe uxore Nivelonis primogeniti…" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jan 1139 under which "dominus Ursio de Merlaio" renounced rights in favour of Notre-Dame de Chartres[533].  "…Uxore primogeniti filii mei…Agatha et Hilgodo Piel" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus de Fractæ Vallis" by charter dated 1139[534]Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the Gesta Ambaziensium which records that "Guenmardus... [et] Mariam sororem Engelbaudi archiepiscopi et Bartholomæi de Vindocino...filiam" married “Nevolus de Fracta Valle” and that “ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant[535]Salies cites a charter dated “1095 mentionnée par Dom Anselme Lemichel” which shows that Beatrix, wife of Urso Seigneur de Fréteval was “sœur d´Aimeric de Lavardin surnommé Gannard”, suggesting therefore that the Gesta must have incorrectly attributed this wife to Nivelon Seigneur de Fréteval and her parentage to Aymeric “Gaimard”[536].  The charter in question has not yet been seen.  However, as shown in CENTRAL FRANCE, three charters indicate that Beatrix, wife of Urso de Fréteval, was the daughter of Jérémie de la Tour Seigneur de Lisle.  It appears probable, therefore, that the marriage, as reported in the Gesta, is more likely to be correct than the suggestion made by Salies.  Another charter also suggests that Agatha must have been the daughter of Aymeric: Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi...[537].  Jean is shown by another charter quoted below to have been the son of Agatha´s mother by her second marriage.  The fact that the charter dated to after 1155 does not accord the title “dominus” indicates that there must have been another more senior heir to the seigneurie.  Such an heir could only have been a surviving child from Marie´s first marriage, presumably Agatha.  Agatha´s supposed second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1147 under which "Joannes Vindocinensis comes" donated part of the forest of Gâtines to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "duo filii mei Burchardus primogenitus et Lancelinus…apud Lavarziniacum, Agatha uxor Burchardi filii mei"[538]Dame de Lavardin.  The residence of Agatha at Lavardin suggests a connection with the castle of that name.  In addition, Agatha´s widower "Burchardus…Johannis Vindocinensis comitis filius" made donations to Lavardin dated [1185/1202] for the soul of his wife “Agatham hujus ville dominam[539], consistent with her suggested Lavardin origin.  This supposed second marriage is consistent with the reference in the Gesta Ambaziensium to ex qua heredes Lavardini qui modo sunt exstant”, assuming that the latter were descended from Agatha´s second not her first marriage.  In addition, [Agatha´s second husband] "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" names [Agatha´s brother] "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus..." in his confirmation of a donation to Gatines dated to [1185][540], the word “cognatus” frequently indicating brother-in-law.  It should be noted that Saint-Venant suggests that Agatha was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded older son of Aymeric “Gaimard”, who died young and transmitted the right to Lavardin to his daughter.  He highlights that Jean de Lavardin is never recorded as seigneur de Lavardin after the death of “his father” (whom, it appears, he assumes to be Aymeric), and that if Agatha had been the sister of Richilde (second wife of Jean Comte de Vendôme) the church would have vetoed the arrangement whereby one sister married the father and the other his son[541].  The scenario as proposed is not impossible.  However, it is inconsistent with the Gesta Ambazensium as quoted above (Saint-Venant ignores Agatha´s supposed first marriage), nor is it certain that the church would have vetoed the marriages in question (there are other examples of father and son marrying two sisters).  In addition, the source quoted below shows that Jean de Lavardin was the son of Marie, widow of Aymeric, by her second marriage not by her first marriage to Aymeric.  m [firstly] (before 1139) NIVELON [IV] Seigneur de Fréteval, son of URSO Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Beatrix de la Tour (-[1146]).  [m secondly (before 1147) BOUCHARD [VII] Comte de Vendôme, son of JEAN Comte de Vendôme & his first wife Berthe du Puy-du-Fou ([1125/30]-1202).]]    

iii)        [RICHILDE de Lavardin (-24 Sep ----)Although the sources quoted below indicate that Richilde was the sister of Jean de Lavardin (son of Marie by her second husband Geoffroy de Lavardin), and that Richilde was the daughter of Marie, no primary source has been found which confirms that Richilde and Jean shared the same father.  It appears more likely that Richilde was the full sister of Agatha de Lavardin (and therefore probably the daughter of Aymeric "Gaimard" Seigneur de Lavardin) and that their two marriages, respectively with the father and son Jean Comte de Vendôme and Bouchard [VII] Comte de Vendôme, were arranged because they were full sisters and each enjoyed rights to Lavardin.  Clearly the Vendôme family was anxious to secure the Lavardin inheritance by marriage with the heiress.  It seems more probable that Agatha´s marriage with the Vendôme heir was arranged first, and that Richilde´s marriage provided "back-up" for Jean Comte de Vendôme in case the Bouchard/Agatha marriage proved childless (and his other children died without heirs) to increase the chances that Lavardin would still remain within his family (or more importantly that it would not be lost to another family).  "Richilda comitissa Vindocinensis" donated property "de Villeriis" to the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Goffridi filii mei", by charter dated to [1147][542].  Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated to before 1185, under which "Wlgrinus miles monacus noster" [son of Ingelbald Briton] donated the mill of "Beto" to La Trinité de Vendôme for the soul of "Petro filio suo quem monacum fecimus", confirmed by "Maria uxor eius et quinque filii eius Goffridus, Herveus, Ingelbaldus, Petrus, Mauricius, et Agnes et Domitilla filie ipsius" and in the presence of "Johannes comes Vindocinensis et Richildis uxor eius, neptis Wlgrini…"[543].  This family origin is confirmed by the charter under which [her son] Barthélemy Archbishop of Tours confirmed donations made to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Preuilly by "bonæ memoriæ Engelbaudo avunculo et predecessore nostro"[544], the latter being identified as the maternal uncle of Richilde de Lavardin. "Johannes de Lavarzino…et Richeldis comitissa soror eius" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1188[545].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "VIII Kal Oct" of "Richilda comitissa fundatrix infirmarii"[546]m as his second wife, JEAN Comte de Vendôme, son of GEOFFROY "Grisegonelle" Comte de Vendôme & his wife Mathilde de Châteaudun (-La Charité-sur-Loire [1185]).]

b)         BEATRIX de Lavardin"Haimmericus cognomina Gaimardus de Lavarzino juvenelis dominus" donated a serf to Marmoutier, with the consent of "sorore mea Beatrix", for the soul of "patris mei Salomonis", by charter dated “Gaufrido comite Vindocinensi ad Ierusalem abeunte” (dated to 1101)[547].  "Haimericus Gaimardus Lavarzini dominus" donated mills at Montoire to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Beatrix…ipsius Gaimardi soror...Galterio bastardo fratre ipsius", by charter dated to [1101/36][548]

Salomon [II] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

c)         GAUTHIER .  "Haimericus Gaimardus Lavarzini dominus" donated mills at Montoire to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Beatrix…ipsius Gaimardi soror...Galterio bastardo fratre ipsius", by charter dated to [1101/36][549]

 

 

Another Lavardin family whose relationship to the seigneurial family, if any, has not been established as explained further below. 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [de Lavardin] (-after [1140]).  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][550]Geoffroy de Lavardin has not been adequately identified.  It is possible that he was Geoffroy de Vendôme for whose use of the Lavardin name in the 1130s no suitable explanation has yet been found.  The use of the name “Lavardin” by the second husband of Marie is difficult to explain.  In normal circumstamces, the name would have come from his paternal or maternal ancestry.  However, no reference has yet been found to any younger branches of the Lavardin family which is shown above.  In addition, Geoffroy was not a name which had been used earlier in that family.  The other possibility is that he adopted the name from his wife, who was of course the widow of the earlier seigneur de Lavardin.  However, her right to the name depended on her first husband, so transmitting it to a second husband would have been unusual.  A third possibility is that Geoffroy was resident at the castle of Lavardin, from which he had adopted his name without being related to the seigneurial family.  m as her second husband, MARIE, widow of AYMERIC "Gaymard" Seigneur de Lavardin, daughter of GEOFFROY [Payen] & his wife --- (-after 1155)"Bartholomeus Dives et Maria soror eius uxor Goffredi de Lavarzino" donated a wood at Vendôme to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Burchardi et Lancelini filiorum suorum", by charter dated to [1130/48], witnessed by "…Vulgrino fratre Bartholomei Divitis…"[551].  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][552]"Bartholomeus de Vindocino" confirmed the donation of land "in Perticho" to the bishop of Chartres, on leaving for Jerusalem with the support of “dominum Engelbaldum...Turonensem archiepiscopum et Vulgrinum fratres suos, dominamque Mariam sororem suam necnon et dominum Gosbertum generum suum”, by charter dated to [1147/56][553].  Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi...[554].  Geoffroy & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         JEAN de Lavardin (-after [1185]).  "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité, with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum”, by charter dated to [1140][555]Robert Bishop of Chartres freed the church of Saint-Gilderic de Chauvigny in favour of Marmoutier by charter dated to after 1155 ex concessione domine Marie de Lavardino et Johannis filii eius, Vulgrini quoque fratris domini Gaufredi...[556]"Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][557].  "Bucardus comes Vindocinensis" confirmed the donation to Gatines made by "Johannes de Lavardino cognatus meus, concessione fratrum et sororum ac nepotum suorum" of “vineam suam de Valle, quam habuit de emptione Marie matris sue” by charter dated to [1185][558].  "Johannes de Lavarzino…et Richeldis comitissa soror eius" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1188[559]same person as...?  JEAN de Lavardin (-after 1199).  “...Johannes de Lavardino...” witnessed the charter dated 1196 under which "Philippus de Monteaureo et Lucia soror eius" donated revenue "super terram Joannis de Parrineio" to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Milesendis matris sue" with the consent of "Hugonis de Chavernai mariti eius"[560].  "Johannes de Lavardino..." witnessed the charter dated 1199 under which “Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni” confirmed donations made to the Templars by “Villelmus de Sancto-Martino et Archenbaudus de Caramo[561]

b)         daughters .  The charter dated to [1140], under which "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum[562], shows that Geoffroy and Marie had daughters at that date. 

c)         [GEOFFROY de Lavardin (-after [1175/84]).  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis...inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Johannes de Lavardin, Gaufridus de Lavardin, Hugo de Sancto Agilo, Dometa uxor eius et filius ipsius, Gaufredus Vogrin, Ursio de Fracta Valle et Nevelo filius eius et eorum uxores et liberi...eorum...Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster”, by charter dated to [1175/84][563].  Geoffroy de Lavardin´s name following that of Jean in this charter could indicate that he was Jean´s younger brother.  If that is correct, he would presumably have been born after [1140], as he is not named in the charter dated to that date under which "Bartholomeus de Vindocino" donated "terre juxta Planos-Baufredi" to Tiron Sainte-Trinité with the consent of “Goffredus sororius meus et soror mea Maria et filius eorum Johannes et filie eorum[564].  It is also possible that Geoffroy was resident at the castle of Lavardin, from which he had adopted his name without being related to the seigneurial family.]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de LISLE [en VENDÔMOIS], SEIGNEURS de la TOUR

 

 

1.         ROGER de la Tour m as her first husband, ADELA, daughter of FOUCHER "le Riche" & his wife Hildearde/Adela ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/66] which records that "Fulcherius de Turre, Hildegardis…ex filia nepos" claimed the mill at La Chappe from the monks of Marmoutier, claiming that "pater suus…Rotgerius…mater…ipsius Adela" previously held it[565].  She married secondly Hugues de Mondoubleau.  "Adela, Fulcherii nata, Hugonis femina" donated "in villa…Marcelli terram", with the consent of "meo filio Fulcherio necnon sorore sua Agnete" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1040[566].  Roger & his wife had two children: 

a)         FOUCHER (-1100 or after).  "Adela, Fulcherii nata, Hugonis femina" donated "in villa…Marcelli terram", with the consent of "meo filio Fulcherio necnon sorore sua Agnete" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1040[567].  A charter dated to [1050/66] records that "Fulcherius de Turre, Hildegardis…ex filia nepos" claimed the mill at La Chappe from the monks of Marmoutier, claiming that "pater suus…Rotgerius…mater…ipsius Adela" previously held it[568].  "Ingelbaldo Britone, Wlgrino filio eius, Fulcherio de Turre…" witnessed an undated charter which records the settlement between "militem quemdam vindocienensem Tetbaldum…filium Leterii" and the monks of Marmoutier relating to the church of Naveil[569].  "Fulconem comitem Vindocinensem", on his deathbed, donated rights to Marmoutier by charter dated 1066, confirmed by "uxor eiusdem comitis…Petronilla" after her husband died, witnessed by "Albericus de Monte-aureo, Ingelbaldus Brito, Wlgrinus filius Ingelbaldi, Rainaldus cantor frater ipsius Petronille, Fulcherius de Turre, Matheus de Monte-aureo, Drogo frater eius, Tetbaldus filius Leterii"[570].  "…Wlgrinus, Gaufredus frater eius…Fulcherius de Turre…" witnessed the charter dated to [1066/75] which records the settlement of yet more disputes between "Tetbaldus filius Letirii" and Marmoutier concerning the church of Naveil[571].  Seigneur de Lisle en Vendômois.  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[572]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[573].  Foucher & his wife had four children: 

i)          HERPIN (-after 2 Jun 1079).  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[574]

ii)         JEREMIE de Lisle (-1145 or after).  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[575]

-         see below

iii)        HUGUES (-after 1080).  "Fulcerius de Turre cum Hugone filio…" witnessed the charter dated 1080 by which "Rotbertus miles…de Montecotorio" donated property to Marmoutier[576]

iv)       RICHILDE (-after 2 Jun 1079).  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[577]

b)         AGNES .  "Adela, Fulcherii nata, Hugonis femina" donated "in villa…Marcelli terram", with the consent of "meo filio Fulcherio necnon sorore sua Agnete" to La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated to before 1040[578].  "Adela, mater Fulcherii vincocinensis" donated property at Burzais to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gilduino de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnete Hugone", by charter dated to [1060][579].  "Adela mater Fulcherii Vincocinensis" donated property "de Burzeio" to Marmoutier, with the consent of "filio suo Fulcherio et filia sua Agnete uxore Gelduini de Malliaco et filio ipsius Agnetis Hugone", by undated charter[580].  "Fulcherium de Turre, eiusque sororem…Agnen, Gilduini de Malliaco recens defuncti conjugem" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1062[581]m GILDUIN de Maillé, son of --- (-1062). 

 

 

JEREMIE de Lisle, son of FOUCHER Seigneur de Lisle en Vendômois & his wife Beatrix --- (-1145 or after).  "Fulcherius miles…de Turre" donated the church of Pesou to La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "uxore mea Beatrice, filiisque meis Herpino et Hieremia et filia nostra Richelde", by charter dated 2 Jun 1079[582].  "Ada de Vindocino" donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Jeremias…et Sarracena uxor sua…filii sui…Raginaudus et Fulcherius" by charter dated to [1100][583].  "Ursio filius eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][584].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[585].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][586].  "Bartholomeus filius Goffredi-Pagani et fratres eius" was present when "Hugo de Cuscheri" donated property to Marmoutier by charter dated 1120, and "Gauzfredus filius comitis Vindocini, Bartholomeus et Willelmus fratres eius, Jeremias de Turre…" witnessed a later confirmation of the same donation[587]

m HELVISE [Sarracena], daughter of --- (-after 1132).  "Ursio filius eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][588].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius…Helvisa uxor eius…"[589].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][590].  "Ada de Vindocino" donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Jeremias…et Sarracena uxor sua…filii sui…Raginaudus et Fulcherius" by charter dated to [1100][591].  A charter dated to [1132/39] records the settlement of disputes between "Raginalus…de Turre" and La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "mater eiusdem Rainaldi Sarracena et Hugo frater eius"[592]

Jérémie & his wife had seven children: 

1.         RENAUD de la Tour (-after 1132).  "Ada de Vindocino" donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Jeremias…et Sarracena uxor sua…filii sui…Raginaudus et Fulcherius" by charter dated to [1100][593].  "Ursio filius eius…" consented to the donation by "Nevelo de Fracta Valle" by charter dated to [1096/1101][594].  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[595].  A charter dated to [1132/39] records the settlement of disputes between "Raginalus…de Turre" and La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "mater eiusdem Rainaldi Sarracena et Hugo frater eius"[596].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][597]m BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1152).  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[598].  Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROBERT de Lisle (-1214).  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[599].  Vicomte de Blois.  "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" donated property with the consent of "uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" by charter dated to [1165][600]

-        VICOMTES de BLOIS

b)         RENAUD de la Tour (-[1160/65], bur La Trinité de Vendôme).  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[601].  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme, on the death of "Rainaldi fratris sui" buried at the abbey, with the consent of "Rainaldus et Philippus filii Roberti et Matildis uxor eius", by charter dated to [1160/65][602]

2.         PHILIPPE .  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[603].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][604]

3.         BARTHELEMY (-Lisle ----, bur Vendôme La Trinité).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[605].  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", by charter dated 1152[606].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][607]

4.         HUGUES (-after 1152).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[608].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][609].  A charter dated to [1132/39] records the settlement of disputes between "Raginalus…de Turre" and La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "mater eiusdem Rainaldi Sarracena et Hugo frater eius"[610].  A charter dated to [1145] records the settlement of disputes between "Hugo de Insula, filius Heremiæ" and La Trinité de Vendôme[611].  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[612]

5.         HAMELIN (-after 1152).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[613].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][614].  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[615]

6.         FOUCHER (-bur Vendôme La Trinité).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[616].  "Jeremias" donated property to Tiron abbey, with the consent of "Arvis uxore mea cognomina Sacracerra…et filiis meis…Raginaudo, Philippo, Bartholomeo, Hugone, Hamelino, Fulcherio", by charter dated to [1114][617].  "Ada de Vindocino" donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Jeremias…et Sarracena uxor sua…filii sui…Raginaudus et Fulcherius" by charter dated to [1100][618]

7.         HELVISE .  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[619]

8.         ELEONORE .  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Hugo, Hamelinus, Fulcherius filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[620]

9.         BEATRIX (-after 1129).  "Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" confirmed the donation of "terre…Boscus Rufini" by "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], signed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursonis et filius amborum Nivelo…Jeremias et Rainaldus de Turre filii eius, Helvisa uxor eius, Helvisa et Aanor filie eius"[621].  "Ursio filius Nivelonis [et] uxor ipsius Ursionis…Beatrix" are named in the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[622].  ""Domnus Urso filius Nivelonis" donated property inherited from "domnus Jeremias de Insula" to the abbey of Saint-Père by charter dated to [1113/29], witnessed by "Beatrix uxor ipsius Ursionis et filius amborum Nivelo", the heading of which refers to “Cyrographum inter nos et Ursonem...concessu uxoris et filii et soceri sui Jeremie[623]m (before 1119) as his second wife, URSO Seigneur de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [III] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife --- (-[1143/46]). 

 

 



[1] Chartes Vendômoises XVI, p. 22, footnote 1. 

[2] Chartes Vendômoises XXI, p. 30. 

[3] Chartes Vendômoises XXII, p. 31. 

[4] Chartes Vendômoises XXIII, p. 33. 

[5] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, IV, p. 11. 

[6] RHGF, Tome X, II, p.574. 

[7] Marmoutier-Tours, p. 8. 

[8] RHGF, Tome X, III, p.574. 

[9] Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber V, XIV, p. 255. 

[10] Chartes Vendômoises XXVIII, p. 39. 

[11] Nécrologe du Mans, p. 5. 

[12] Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis, RHGF, Tome X, p. 350. 

[13] RHGF, Tome X, III, p.574. 

[14] Chartes Vendômoises XXII, p. 31. 

[15] Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis, RHGF, Tome X, p. 352. 

[16] Chartes Vendômoises XXVIII, p. 39. 

[17] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[18] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, VI, p. 14. 

[19] Chronico Monasterii Sancti Albini Andegavensis 1000, RHGF, Tome 10, p. 274. 

[20] Flavigny, 29, p. 86. 

[21] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 100. 

[22] Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum, RHGF, Tome 10, p. 258. 

[23] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, VI, p. 14. 

[24] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[25] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, VI, p. 14. 

[26] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[27] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, II, p. 6. 

[28] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[29] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, I, p. 1. 

[30] Marmoutier-Dunois CXVII, p. 183. 

[31] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CLXXIV, p. 303. 

[32] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CLXXIX, p. 309. 

[33] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[34] Chronicon Vindocinense 1066, p. 487. 

[35] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 203.       

[36] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CXXVI, p. 117. 

[37] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CLXXIX, p. 309. 

[38] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[39] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXX, p. 421. 

[40] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXXXV, p. 52. 

[41] Marmoutier-Dunois LXV, p. 57. 

[42] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCV, p. 159. 

[43] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XCIV, p. 150. 

[44] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXIII, p. 413. 

[45] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXI, p. 422. 

[46] Angers 63, p. 122. 

[47] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCXLVII, p. 392. 

[48] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCXLIX, p. 393. 

[49] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXX, p. 421. 

[50] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXIX, p. 25. 

[51] Chronicon Vindocinense 1085, p. 490. 

[52] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[53] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXXVII, p. 39. 

[54] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, VI, p. 14. 

[55] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CLXXXVIII, p. 324. 

[56] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[57] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, VI, p. 14. 

[58] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, p. 345 footnote 1, quoting B. N. mss. latin 12878, f. 213 vo

[59] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCXV, p. 345. 

[60] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXXVII, p. 39. 

[61] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXXXIV, p. 52. 

[62] Saint-Venant ‘Les comtes de Vendôme de la maison de Preuilly’ (1910), pp. 146-7. 

[63] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Vol. V, article Preuilly, p. 201. 

[64] William of Tyre VI.XVII, p. 263. 

[65] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCXXXIV, p. 52. 

[66] Marmoutier-Dunois LXV, p. 57. 

[67] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCV, p. 159. 

[68] Marmoutier-Dunois LXV, p. 57. 

[69] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCXXXVIII, p. 215. 

[70] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLVII, p. 242. 

[71] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXX, p. 260. 

[72] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[73] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[74] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, XXI, p. 37. 

[75] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXIII, p. 152. 

[76] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXIV, p. 155. 

[77] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCXXXIII, p. 207. 

[78] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLVII, p. 242. 

[79] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, List of anniversaries extracted from a lost necrology, p. 206.       

[80] Saint-Venant ‘Les comtes de Vendôme de la maison de Preuilly’ (1910), p. 152, and Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[81] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCL, p. 237. 

[82] Tiron Sainte-Trinité XXI, p. 37. 

[83] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLVII, p. 242. 

[84] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXIII, p. 251. 

[85] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXX, p. 260. 

[86] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXIV, p. 298. 

[87] Saint-Venant ‘Les comtes de Vendôme de la maison de Preuilly’ (1910), p. 151. 

[88] Noyers, DVI, p. 540. 

[89] Noyers, DVI, p. 540. 

[90] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 1752, p. 180, citing ‘Cartul. de l’abbaye de Mercy-Dieu’. 

[91] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[92] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[93] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[94] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[95] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[96] ES III 725. 

[97] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[98] ES III.4 816. 

[99] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Vol. II, CCLXXVIII, p. 166. 

[100] Carré de Busserolle (1883), Tome V, p. 202. 

[101] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCL, p. 237. 

[102] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLVII, p. 242. 

[103] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[104] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[105] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXVI, p. 347. 

[106] Chronicon Vindocinense 1177, p. 496. 

[107] La Charité-sur-Loire, XCVII, p. 208. 

[108] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[109] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXV, p. 345. 

[110] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DLXXVI, p. 442. 

[111] Chartes Vendômoises, p. 372 footnote continued from p. 371, quoting Housseau Chartes sur la Touraine, Tome V, no. 1982 [not yet consulted]. 

[112] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXCII, p. 463. 

[113] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 202.       

[114] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[115] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXVI, p. 347. 

[116] Chartes Vendômoises CXII, p. 145, and La Charité-sur-Loire, XCVII, p. 208. 

[117] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DLXXVIII, p. 445. 

[118] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[119] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[120] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCXII, p. 487. 

[121] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCXXV, p. 503. 

[122] Chartes Vendômoises CL, p. 182. 

[123] Chronicon Vindocinense seu de Aquaria, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 176.  

[124] Chartes Vendômoises LXXXII, p. 106. 

[125] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXXXIII, p. 172. 

[126] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 161. 

[127] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXVI, p. 347. 

[128] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[129] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[130] Saint-Venant ‘Les comtes de Vendôme de la maison de Preuilly’ (1910), pp. 167-8. 

[131] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCXXV, p. 503. 

[132] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[133] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DLXXVIII, p. 445. 

[134] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[135] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[136] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[137] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCXL, p. 9. 

[138] La Charité-sur-Loire XCVI, p. 207. 

[139] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CCV, p. 191. 

[140] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCXLVIII, p. 21. 

[141] Châteaudun La Madeleine, LXIX, p. 74. 

[142] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[143] Chartes Vendômoises CL, p. 182. 

[144] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[145] Chartes Vendômoises CC, p. 237. 

[146] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCLX, p. 43. 

[147] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 94, MGH SS XXIV, p. 605. 

[148] Chartes Vendômoises, p. 230 footnote, quoting Lefèvre, E. (1870) Documents historiques et statistiques sur les communes du canton de Courville, p. 85-1870 [not yet consulted]. 

[149] Chartes Vendômoises CXCII, p. 229. 

[150] Chartes Vendômoises CC, p. 237. 

[151] Chartres Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, 271, p. 129. 

[152] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[153] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[154] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXVI, p. 347. 

[155] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCXII, p. 487. 

[156] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[157] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[158] Morice (1742) Preuves, Tome I, col. 610. 

[159] Ex Chronico Ruyensis Cœnobii, RHGF, Tome XVIII, p. 332. 

[160] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXVI, p. 301. 

[161] Chartes Vendômoises CXXXI, p. 163. 

[162] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 2095, p. 222. 

[163] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 2105, p. 224, citing ‘Archiv. de l’abbaye de Liget’. 

[164] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de Pontlevoy, p. 209.        

[165] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 200.       

[166] Grandmaison (1865), Appendix, LX, p. 186. 

[167] Mabille ‘Collection Dom Housseau’ (1864), Tome XIV, 2174, p. 237, citing ‘Cartul. de Fontaines, fo. 24 r’. 

[168] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF, Tome XII, p. 409. 

[169] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXV, p. 345. 

[170] Chartes Vendômoises CXII, p. 145. 

[171] Benedict of Peterborough, Vol. 2 1189, p. 68.   

[172] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCVI, p. 481. 

[173] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXCIX, p. 473. 

[174] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCXLI, p. 10. 

[175] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCXL, p. 9. 

[176] La Charité-sur-Loire XCVI, p. 207. 

[177] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCLXVI, p. 52. 

[178] Saint-Venant ‘Geoffroy de Vendôme et sa blessure’ (1905), pp. 243, 253-4, and 255. 

[179] Chartes Vendômoises CLV, p. 188. 

[180] Chartes Vendômoises, p. 372 footnote continued from p. 371, quoting Housseau Chartes sur la Touraine, Tome V, no. 1982 [not yet consulted]. 

[181] Chartes Vendômoises, CLV, p. 189, summary only, citing Archives de l’abb. de la Toussaint à Angers, trésor 52, D. Villevieille Trésor Généalogique [not yet consulted]. 

[182] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1206, MGH SS XXIII, p. 887. 

[183] Cormery, LXXXII, p. 149. 

[184] Chartes Vendômoises CL, p. 182. 

[185] Chartes Vendômoises, CLV, p. 189, summary only, citing Archives de l’abb. de la Toussaint à Angers, trésor 52, D. Villevieille Trésor Généalogique [not yet consulted]. 

[186] Chartres Notre-Dame, Tome II, 223, p. 85. 

[187] La Charité-sur-Loire XCVI, p. 207. 

[188] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCLXII, p. 46. 

[189] Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin, 16, p. 19. 

[190] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCCI, p. 100. 

[191] Chartres Notre-Dame, Tome II, 223, p. 85. 

[192] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de Pontlevoy, p. 211.       

[193] Chartres Notre-Dame, Tome II, 223, p. 85. 

[194] Chartres Notre-Dame, Tome II, 223, p. 85. 

[195] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCCI, p. 100. 

[196] Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin, 17, p. 20. 

[197] Nécrologe du Mans, p. 82.  

[198] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CCLXXIX, p. 260. 

[199] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCCXXII, p. 133. 

[200] Olim, Tome I, XIV, p. 472. 

[201] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Paroisse de Courville, p. 465.       

[202] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CCCXXVII, p. 308. 

[203] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[204] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Paroisse de Courville, p. 464.       

[205] Morice (1742) Preuves, Tome I, col. 1293. 

[206] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, p. 176, footnote 1, quoting Mss. 5419, f. 175. 

[207] ES III 728, extinct in the male line after 1402. 

[208] ES III 727, extinct in the male line 1560. 

[209] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome III, DCCXXII, p. 133. 

[210] Notre-Dame de la Roche, Notes Historiques et Généalogiques sur les Seigneurs de Lévis, Pièces Justificatives, 25, p. 458. 

[211] RHGF, Tome XXI, Fragmenta Bernardi Guidonis de Ordine Prædicatorum, p. 745. 

[212] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Port-Royal, p. 640. 

[213] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Port-Royal, p. 640. 

[214] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 201.       

[215] Morice (1742) Preuves, Tome I, col. 1293. 

[216] Rymer (1740), Tome III, Pars II, p. 56. 

[217] Saint-Venant ‘Le domaine de Crevesc et le testament du comte Bouchard VII’ (1901), pp. 194-201. 

[218] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 319. 

[219] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[220] Rymer (1740), Tome III, Pars II, p. 56. 

[221] Morice (1744) Preuves, Tome II, col. 426. 

[222] Morice (1744) Preuves, Tome II, col. 426. 

[223] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 356.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[224] Morice (1742) Preuves, Tome I, col. 1293. 

[225] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Frères Mineurs de Chartres, p. 316.       

[226] Du Chesne (1631) Dreux, Dreux, Preuves, p. 285. 

[227] Père Anselme, Tome I, pp. 319-31, 359-63. 

[228] Kerrebrouck (1987), pp. 89-110. 

[229] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[230] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 319. 

[231] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[232] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[233] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 92. 

[234] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 5010, p. 201. 

[235] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 93, footnote 2. 

[236] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 92. 

[237] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 320. 

[238] Cronachetta degli Sforza, p. 726. 

[239] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 320. 

[240] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 93. 

[241] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 320. 

[242] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 93. 

[243] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 5010, p. 201. 

[244] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 5215, p. 225. 

[245] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 5372, p. 243. 

[246] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 321, citing Nodier, C., Taylor, J. & Cailleux, A. de (1825) Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l’ancienne France (Paris), p. 233 [not consulted]. 

[247] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[248] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 91. 

[249] Kerrebrouck (1990), p. 261. 

[250] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[251] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 95. 

[252] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 95. 

[253] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323. 

[254] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323. 

[255] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323. 

[256] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323. 

[257] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323, citing “IX Reg. de la Ch. des Comptes fol. 27”. 

[258] ES III.2 331. 

[259] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 96. 

[260] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 323. 

[261] Vallet de Viriville (1858), Tome II, p. 276. 

[262] Huillard-Bréholles (1874), Tome II, 3807, p. 41. 

[263] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[264] Buchon (1838), Les Mémoires de Jacques du Clercq, Livre III, Chap. XXXIV, p. 113. 

[265] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 359. 

[266] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[267] Buchon (1838), Les Mémoires de Jacques du Clercq, Livre IV, Chap. XLIV, p. 202. 

[268] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[269] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[270] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[271] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[272] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 119. 

[273] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[274] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[275] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 119. 

[276] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[277] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 362. 

[278] Justel (1645) (Auvergne), Preuves, pp. 219-20. 

[279] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 362. 

[280] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 362. 

[281] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 363. 

[282] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 363. 

[283] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 363. 

[284] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 363. 

[285] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 360. 

[286] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[287] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[288] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[289] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[290] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[291] Cahiers de Saint-Louis 30, p. 55. 

[292] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 319. 

[293] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 91. 

[294] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 91. 

[295] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 92, footnote 9. 

[296] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 319, citing “Layette Carency, fol. 349”. 

[297] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 91. 

[298] Mas de Latrie (1855), Vol. 2, p. 494. 

[299] Amadi, p. 496. 

[300] Amadi, p. 499. 

[301] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 319 (no citation reference). 

[302] W. H. Rudt de Collenberg, 'Les Lusignans de Chypre', Επετερης του Κεντρου:  Επιστεμικων Εριγνου, X, (Nicosia, 1979-80), p. 155 [not yet consulted], quoted in Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 92 footnote 12 (which does not cite the primary source on which the information is based).  

[303] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[304] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 378. 

[305] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 325. 

[306] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[307] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[308] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[309] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[310] Kerrebrouck (1987), p. 75 footnote 6, where he cites a marginal note in a contemporary notarial contract published in 'Notes extraites d'un protocole de notaire conserve aux archives de Châteaumorand' Archives historiques du Bourbonnais, tome II (Moulins, 1891), pp. 289-92.  . 

[311] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 326. 

[312] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 328. 

[313] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 327. 

[314] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 327. 

[315] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 328. 

[316] Kerrebrouck (1987), pp. 111-17. 

[317] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 324. 

[318] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 378. 

[319] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 378. 

[320] Kerrebrouck (1987), pp. 225-30. 

[321] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 325. 

[322] Chartes Vendômoises XXIII, p. 33. 

[323] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XLIV, p. 95. 

[324] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, p. 96, footnote 1, quoting Martène Histoire de Marmoutier, I, p. 290 [not yet consulted]. 

[325] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXI, p. 98. 

[326] L'Obituaire de la Cathédrale d'Angers

[327] Fanning (1988), p. 27. 

[328] L'Obituaire de la Cathédrale d'Angers

[329] Angers 29, p. 64. 

[330] Anjou Charité, CCCXCI, p. 239. 

[331] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XLIV, p. 95. 

[332] Halphen (1903), Annales Sancti Albini Andegavensis, p. 4. 

[333] Fanning (1988). 

[334] Marmoutier-Vendômois, C, p. 156. 

[335] Anjou Charité, CCCXCI, p. 239. 

[336] Père Anselme, Tome V, p. 581. 

[337] L'Obituaire de la Cathédrale d'Angers

[338] Anjou Charité, CCCXCI, p. 239. 

[339] Angers Saint-Aubin, Tome I, CCCLV, p. 411. 

[340] L'Obituaire de la Cathédrale d'Angers

[341] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XI, p. 27. 

[342] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXX, p. 225. 

[343] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXX, p. 46. 

[344] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXI, p. 98. 

[345] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, p. 96, footnote 1, quoting Martène Histoire de Marmoutier, I, p. 290 [not yet consulted]. 

[346] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXX, p. 225. 

[347] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LVIII, p. 371. 

[348] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXIII, p. 245. 

[349] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXX, p. 46. 

[350] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXX, p. 225. 

[351] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LVIII, p. 371. 

[352] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXIII, p. 245. 

[353] Chartes Vendômoises XLII, p. 59. 

[354] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXI, p. 98. 

[355] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CV, p. 163. 

[356] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXI, p. 172. 

[357] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXIV, p. 328. 

[358] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVI, p. 215. 

[359] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[360] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXII, p. 51. 

[361] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LIX, p. 372. 

[362] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[363] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVI, p. 215. 

[364] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXX, p. 46. 

[365] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXX, p. 225. 

[366] Actus pontificum Cenomannis, XXXII, p. 373. 

[367] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXI, p. 49. 

[368] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XXIII, p. 44. 

[369] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LIX, p. 95. 

[370] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[371] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VII, p. 10. 

[372] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[373] Marmoutier-Vendômois, IX, p. 13. 

[374] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[375] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[376] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[377] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[378] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[379] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VII, p. 10. 

[380] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[381] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[382] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[383] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VII, p. 10. 

[384] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[385] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[386] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[387] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[388] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[389] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[390] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[391] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[392] Marmoutier-Vendômois, X, p. 15. 

[393] Marmoutier-Vendômois, VIII, p. 11. 

[394] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[395] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[396] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[397] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[398] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[399] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[400] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[401] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[402] Marmoutier-Vendômois, IX, p. 13. 

[403] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXVII, p. 251. 

[404] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXX, p. 46. 

[405] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXIII, p. 54. 

[406] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[407] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[408] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[409] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXII, p. 51. 

[410] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LIX, p. 372. 

[411] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[412] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXVII, p. 251. 

[413] Marmoutier-Vendômois, IX, p. 13. 

[414] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[415] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XI, p. 16. 

[416] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[417] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[418] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LXI, p. 374. 

[419] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXVII, p. 251. 

[420] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXVII, p. 251. 

[421] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[422] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[423] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXIII, p. 54. 

[424] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXVII, p. 251. 

[425] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[426] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[427] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LXI, p. 374. 

[428] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[429] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[430] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LXIV, p. 377. 

[431] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXIII, p. 251. 

[432] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[433] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXIII, p. 297. 

[434] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[435] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCXCIV, p. 315. 

[436] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DVIII, p. 329. 

[437] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[438] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXXIV, p. 360. 

[439] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[440] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[441] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[442] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCXCIV, p. 315. 

[443] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXXIV, p. 360. 

[444] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[445] Châteaudun Hôtel-Dieu XLI, p. 28. 

[446] Bécheron CXLVIII, p. 129. 

[447] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[448] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[449] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[450] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[451] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LXV, p. 380. 

[452] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[453] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXIII, p. 251. 

[454] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXX, p. 260. 

[455] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXIII, p. 297. 

[456] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[457] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[458] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[459] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVII, p. 266. 

[460] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXI, p. 323, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CVI, p. 109. 

[461] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 161. 

[462] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[463] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[464] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[465] Marmoutier (Dunois), CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[466] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[467] Salies ‘les trois Lavedan’ (1879), p. 198. 

[468] Salies ‘les trois Lavedan’ (1879), pp. 215-6. 

[469] Salies ‘les trois Lavedan’ (1879), p. 217. 

[470] Halphen (1906), p. 54. 

[471] Salies ‘les trois Lavedan’ (1879), p. 219. 

[472] Vita Burchardi Venerabilis Comitis, RHGF, Tome X, p. 356. 

[473] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 159. 

[474] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 160. 

[475] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 160. 

[476] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, pp. 160 and 161, the latter setting out three generations of her descendants. 

[477] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 160. 

[478] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXVII, p. 183. 

[479] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 160. 

[480] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 172. 

[481] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 160. 

[482] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 172. 

[483] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXVII, p. 183. 

[484] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, pp. 160 and 161, the latter setting out three generations of her descendants. 

[485] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, pp. 160 and 161, the latter setting out three generations of her descendants. 

[486] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, VIII, p. 13. 

[487] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XIII, p. 22. 

[488] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XII, p. 290. 

[489] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XI, p. 287. 

[490] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXV, p. 103. 

[491] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXIV, p. 175. 

[492] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, X, p. 17. 

[493] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, VIII, p. 13. 

[494] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XII, p. 290. 

[495] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXIV, p. 175. 

[496] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, VIII, p. 13. 

[497] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XII, p. 290. 

[498] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Saint-Marz-lèz-Vendôme, XIII, p. 293. 

[499] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 179. 

[500] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, VIII, p. 13. 

[501] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XII, p. 290. 

[502] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XLVI, p. 99. 

[503] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XXI, p. 41. 

[504] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, LXII, p. 117. 

[505] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXXVIII, p. 219. 

[506] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LIII, p. 85. 

[507] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXV, p. 103. 

[508] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CXIV, p. 175. 

[509] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, X, p. 17. 

[510] Suggestion made by Michel Lecamp in a private email to the author dated 29 Oct 2011.  

[511] Marmoutier-Dunois, CXXIX, p. 119. 

[512] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXVI, p. 314, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CI, p. 106. 

[513] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXVII, p. 316. 

[514] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CIII, p. 106. 

[515] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CIV, p. 107. 

[516] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXII, p. 325. 

[517] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXI, p. 323, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CVI, p. 109. 

[518] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[519] Métais ‘Procès’ (1912), p. 214, and Appendice, pp. 216-9. 

[520] Métais ‘Procès’ (1912), p. 214. 

[521] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[522] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 161. 

[523] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CIII, p. 106. 

[524] Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CIV, p. 107. 

[525] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXI, p. 323, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CVI, p. 109. 

[526] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 161. 

[527] Chartes Vendômoises CLXX, p. 160. 

[528] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[529] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[530] Chartes Vendômoises CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[531] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[532] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXI, p. 323, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CVI, p. 109. 

[533] Chartes Vendômoises LXXXII, p. 106. 

[534] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXXXIII, p. 172. 

[535] Gesta Ambaziensium Dominorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 161. 

[536] Salies ‘les trois Lavedan’ (1879), p. 218, citing “Manuscrit latin 5441, Bibliothèque nationale, t. II, fo. 181 et 182. 

[537] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[538] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXVI, p. 347. 

[539] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin XXXVIII, p. 334. 

[540] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[541] Saint-Venant ‘Les comtes de Vendôme de la maison de Preuilly’ (1910), pp. 167-8. 

[542] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXV, p. 345. 

[543] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DLXXVI, p. 442. 

[544] Chartes Vendômoises, p. 372 footnote continued from p. 371, quoting Housseau Chartes sur la Touraine, Tome V, no. 1982 [not yet consulted]. 

[545] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXCII, p. 463. 

[546] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de la Trinité de Vendôme, p. 202.       

[547] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXVI, p. 314, and Marmoutier (Blésois), I, CI, p. 106. 

[548] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXII, p. 325. 

[549] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lavardin, XXXII, p. 325. 

[550] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[551] Châteaudun La Madeleine, XXVII, p. 34. 

[552] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[553] Marmoutier (Dunois), CLXXXIII, p. 173. 

[554] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[555] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[556] Marmoutier (Blésois), Tome I, CLXVI, p. 156. 

[557] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXXXV, p. 176. 

[558] Chartes Vendômoises CXI, p. 143. 

[559] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXCII, p. 463. 

[560] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DCXV, p. 491. 

[561] Chartes Vendômoises CXXXVII, p. 169. 

[562] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[563] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXXXV, p. 176. 

[564] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome II, CCXXVII, p. 1. 

[565] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXI, p. 49. 

[566] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XXIII, p. 44. 

[567] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XXIII, p. 44. 

[568] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XXXI, p. 49. 

[569] Marmoutier-Vendômois, IX, p. 13. 

[570] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXXXVI, p. 134. 

[571] Marmoutier-Vendômois, XII, p. 19. 

[572] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[573] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[574] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[575] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[576] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[577] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[578] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, XXIII, p. 44. 

[579] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LVIII, p. 371. 

[580] Marmoutier-Vendômois, LXI, p. 98. 

[581] Chartes Vendômoises XLII, p. 59. 

[582] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome I, CCLXXX, p. 436. 

[583] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVI, p. 264. 

[584] Marmoutier-Dunois LXIV, p. 56. 

[585] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[586] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[587] Marmoutier-Vendômois, Lancé, LXIV, p. 377. 

[588] Marmoutier-Dunois LXIV, p. 56. 

[589] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[590] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[591] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVI, p. 264. 

[592] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXII, p. 296. 

[593] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVI, p. 264. 

[594] Marmoutier-Dunois LXIV, p. 56. 

[595] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[596] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXII, p. 296. 

[597] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[598] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[599] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[600] Chartes Vendômoises XCVII, p. 125. 

[601] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[602] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DLXV, p. 428. 

[603] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[604] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[605] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[606] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[607] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[608] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[609] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[610] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, CCCCLXXXII, p. 296. 

[611] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DIX, p. 331. 

[612] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[613] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[614] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[615] Vendôme La Trinité, Tome II, DXLI, p. 389. 

[616] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[617] Tiron Sainte-Trinité, Tome I, V , p. 16. 

[618] Marmoutier-Vendômois, CLXXXVI, p. 264. 

[619] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[620] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[621] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481. 

[622] Marmoutier-Dunois, Cartæ Prioratuum Dunensium, CLXXIII, p. 163. 

[623] Chartres Saint-Père II, XXII, p. 481.