BRABANT & LOUVAIN

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                EARLY COUNTS in BRABANT. 6

A.         EARLY COUNTS in SOUTHERN BRABANT. 6

B.         EARLY COUNTS in EASTERN BRABANT. 7

Chapter 2.                COMTES de LOUVAIN. 8

Chapter 3.                 DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA, DUKES of LOUVAIN. 15

A.         DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA 1106-1222, DUKES of LOUVAIN 1141-1198. 15

B.         SEIGNEURS de PERWEZ. 23

C.        De LOVAINE, in ENGLAND.. 29

Chapter 4.                DUKES of BRABANT. 31

A.         DUKES of BRABANT 1191-1404. 32

B.         HEREN van GAESBEEK en HERSTAL. 54

C.        HEREN van GLYMES.. 59

D.        HEREN van DONGELBERG, HEREN van WAVER, HEREN van PAMEL en LEDEBERG.. 65

E.         HEREN van WITTHEM.. 86

F.         SEIGNEURS d’AYSEAU.. 88

Chapter 5.                DUKES of BRABANT 1404-1430 (VALOIS) 89

Chapter 6.                AARSCHOT. 91

A.         GRAVEN van AARSCHOT. 91

B.         HEREN van AARSCHOT (DUKES of BRABANT) 98

C.        HEREN van BOUTERSEM.. 103

D.        HEREN van DIEVE.. 114

E.         HEREN van LIER.. 116

F.         HEREN van RIVIEREN.. 117

G.        HEREN van ROTSELAAR.. 121

H.        HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN.. 123

I.      HEREN van WESEMAAL. 129

J.         DUCS d’ARSCHOT. 148

K.         SEIGNEURS d’ARENBERG, PRINCES d’ARENBERG, DUCS d’ARSCHOT. 150

Chapter 7.                BRUSSELS. 152

A.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUXELLES.. 153

B.         HEREN van de AA.. 164

C.        HEREN van ANDERLECHT. 193

D.        HEREN van KRAAINEM, SEIGNEURS de BOUCHOUT. 197

Chapter 8.                HEREN van DIEST. 208

A.         HEREN van DIEST. 209

B.         HEREN van WAENRODE.. 228

Chapter 9.                GRIMBERGEN. 230

A.         HEREN van GRIMBERGEN.. 230

B.         HEREN van ASSCHE.. 239

C.        BURGGRAVEN van GRIMBERGEN.. 245

Chapter 10.              HEREN van MECHELEN (BERTHOUT) 246

A.         BERTHOUT. 246

B.         HEREN van MECHELEN.. 250

C.        HEREN van DUFFEL. 258

D.        HEREN van BERLAER.. 260

Chapter 11.              HEREN van SCHOONVORST. 262

Chapter 12.              SOUTHERN BRABANT. 270

A.         SEIGNEURS de HEMRICOURT. 271

B.         SEIGNEURS de JAUCHE.. 281

C.        SEIGNEURS de MARBAIS.. 295

D.        SEIGNEURS d’ORBAIS.. 304

E.         SEIGNEURS de WALHAIN.. 309

Chapter 13.              OTHER NOBILITY in BRABANT. 326

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Brabant was located to the south-east of the county of Flanders, west of the county of Hesbaie and north-west of the county of Hainaut.  It evolved from the pagus Bracbantensis, which was bound on the north and west by the river Escaut, to the south by the river Haine, and to the east by la Forêt charbonnière and the river Dyle, although the county of Hainaut encroached on the right bank of the river Haine and the county of Hesbaie on the left bank of the Dyle as far as Meerbeek[1].  Ecclesiastically, most of the territory fell within the jurisdiction of the bishop of Liège, in the archbishopric of Köln.  Brabant was under imperial suzerainty.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…in Bracbanto comitatus IV…" to King Charles[2].  Vanderkindere suggests that these four "counties" within Brabant corresponded to Walloon Brabant (consisting of the doyennés of Chièvres, Lessines and Saint-Brixe, between the river Maerke in the north and the Haine to the south), the future county of Alost (the doyennés of Alost, Grammont and Pamel, to the east of the river Dender, and north of the river Maerke), the doyenné of Brussels (to the west of the river Dender), and the doyenné of Hal (to the south of Brussels). 

 

Little information has been found about the early counts in Brabant.  Chapter 1 sets out some details about possible counts in southern and eastern Brabant in the 10th century.  What is likely is that no single family succeeding in uniting the whole county under its rule in the 10th and 11th centuries.  Wichmann [IV] Count of Gent (see the document HOLLAND) occupied the western part of the county of Brabant, between the rivers Escaut and Dender, in the 950s.  He exchanged his territories for Hamaland with Dirk II Count of Holland in [964/69], and thereafter it is probable that the Dutch counts administered this area until the early 11th century when Baudouin IV Count of Flanders captured Gent in [1018].  Transfer to Flemish control was completed when Baudouin V Count of Flanders conquered the territory as far as the river Dender: Johannis Leydis records that "Balduinus de Rysele, comes Flandriæ" invaded "comitatem Bogionensem, videlicet Audenaerden et Aelst", dated to 1057[3].  Meanwhile, Brussels was the dower of Gerberge, daughter of Heinrich I King of Germany, when she married Giselbert Duke of Lotharingia.  She transmitted the town to Charles Duke of Lower Lotharingia, her younger son by her second marriage to Louis IV "d'Outremer" King of France, who in turn transferred it to his son-in-law Lambert de Louvain who married Charles's daughter Gerberge.  In the western part of Brabant, Emperor Otto II created the march of Eenham, probably in the early 970s, and granted it to Godefroi Comte de Verdun.  Godefroi transmitted Eenham to his son Herman, whose daughter Mathilde brought it to her husband Reginar [V] Comte de Hainaut, his lands being inherited eventually by his daughter-in-law's second husband, who later succeeded as Baudouin VI Count of Flanders.  The development of the southern part of the county of Brabant is unclear.  In conclusion, it appears that most of the territory of the county of Brabant was effectively split between the counts of Flanders and members of the Reginar family by the mid-11th century. 

 

The county of Louvain lay directly east of Brussels.  It developed towards the end of the 10th century in the north-west part of the county of Hesbaie (see LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY).  "…In Hasbanio comitatus IV…" were allocated to Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks under the 870 treaty which divided the kingdom of Lotharingia after the death of King Lothaire II[4].  Vanderkindere suggests that the area around Louvain comprised one of these four counties in Hesbaie, although the basis for his hypothesis appears to be a logical division of the whole county along geographical lines rather than any particular primary source which describes an administrative unit in Louvain[5].  The area formed part of the territories relinquished by Ansfrid [II] Comte de Huy (see LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY) after he was appointed bishop of Utrecht in 995.  Louvain was first named in 1003[6], when it was ruled by Lambert, son of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut, who had inherited Brussels from his father-in-law Charles Duke of Lower Lotharingia as noted above (see Chapter 2). 

 

The prominence of the descendants of Count Lambert [I] is reflected in the appointment by Heinrich V King of Germany of Godefroi Comte de Louvain as duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106 (see Chapter 3).  However, the rival counts of Limburg also claimed the duchy of Lower Lotharingia.  Between 1101 and 1139, the ducal appointments alternated between the two families.  The counts of Louvain called themselves dukes of Louvain from 1141.  The counts of Limburg adopted the title duke of Limburg around the same time.  Neither change in title appears to have been confirmed by imperial authority, at least no surviving imperial diploma has been identified in the published compilations.  By the time the duchy of Lower Lotharingia settled definitively with the counts of Louvain, the ducal title had lost much of its significance as it lacked any real territorial authority.  Matters came to a head in the 1180s.  Henri I Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, then childless, had named his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his heir.  He revoked the nomination in 1186 after the unexpected birth of his daughter Ermesende.  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut, son and heir of Baudouin IV, complained to Heinrich VI King of Germany and obtained judgment in his favour.  Comte Baudouin later obtained confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I, who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur, the new title being announced at Worms in 1190.  The duke of Lower Lotharingia, nominal suzerain of all these nobles, appears not to have been consulted in any of the stages of this process.  It is difficult to assess whether this exclusion was planned but, whatever the case, it must have dealt a fatal blow to the credibility of the duchy as a political entity.  The incumbent dukes appear eventually to have accepted the inevitable, adopted the title duke of Brabant and dropped the Lotharingian title.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Henri III Duke of Brabant (who died in 1261) was the first of his line to adopt the title "ducem Lotharingie et Brabancie"[7]

 

The descendants of Henri I Duke of Brabant are set out in Chapter 4.  The territory controlled by the dukes of Brabant lay to the east of the original county of Brabant.  It extended from the river Schelde in the north, southwards through Antwerp and Brussels, approximately as far as Charleroi.  To the east it included the previous county of Louvain and much of the territory of the ancient county of Hesbaie to the south of Louvain and north of the county of Namur. 

 

In 1404, the duchy of Brabant passed to Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders, widow of Philippe II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy, following the abdication of her maternal aunt duchess Jeanne, the last ruler of the family of Reginar.  Ctss Marguerite installed her son Antoine as duke of Brabant, the first duke of the family of Capet-Valois (see Chapter 5).  On the death in 1430 of Antoine's son Philippe, the duchy was confiscated by Philippe III Duke of Burgundy and incorporated into the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which, by a twist of dynastic fate, passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian. 

 

This document also includes a chapter on the Graven and Heeren van Aarschot, who were closely associated with the dukes of Brabant, and the families of Rotselaar and Wesemaal who were probably related to the original Aarschot family.  Other nobility in Brabant include the chàtelains of Brussels, the heren van Diest, the heren van Grimbergen, the heren van Mechelen of the Berthout family, and various noble families in the French-speaking southern part of Brabant, all of which are also set out in the present document.  Families in the northern part of the duchy of Brabant, which today forms part of the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, are shown in the document DUTCH NOBILITY. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    EARLY COUNTS in BRABANT

 

 

 

A.      EARLY COUNTS in SOUTHERN BRABANT

 

 

1.         EGBERT (-before [930]).  The Miracula S. Ghisleni name "comitis Egberti…venerandæ memoriæ" in "Cervia" [Chièvres, in Walloon Brabant][8], possibly dated to the 930s as the first paragraph of the Miracula names "Gyslebertus" as ruling duke[9]

 

2.         HERIBRAND .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium name "Heribrandum Bratuspantem"[10].  Vanderkindere suggests that Heribrand may have been the successor of Egbert as count in Walloon Brabant[11]m REINUDIS, daughter of LIETOLD & his wife Osburga ---.  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife[12].  The Vita Wicberti names "Heribrandus de vico Mainwolt" as the husband of Reinuidis, recording that he was "inter nobiles Bratuspantium genere"[13].  Heribrand & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         HUBERT [Hubezo] .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[14]m GUDETHA, daughter of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records the donation by "Hubetho Heribrandi filius, domni Wichperti ex sorore Renuide nepos" to Gembloux with the consent of "Gudetha sua…coniuge"[15].  Hubert & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUBERT .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertus…et Tietwinus" as sons of "Hubetho Heribrandi filius…" & his wife, recording their donation of a third of "villa Puceu" to the abbey[16]

ii)         TIETWIN .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertus…et Tietwinus" as sons of "Hubetho Heribrandi filius…" & his wife, recording their donation of a third of "villa Puceu" to the abbey[17]

b)         [WICBERT .  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[18], although the names of the parents of "nepotem suum Uuihpertum" are not given.] 

c)         RICHILDIS .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[19]m ARNOLD, son of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records the donation by "Arnoldus…vir nobilis" of "partem prædii Gemmelacensis quæ ex iure uxoris suæ Richeldis se contingebat", clarifying his wife's parentage later in the same paragraph[20]

d)         daughter .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[21]

 

 

 

B.      EARLY COUNTS in EASTERN BRABANT

 

 

1.         ROCULF (-before 966).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Roculfus comes…in villam Norebache super fluvio Tenera" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[22]

 

2.         JEAN (-after 27 Jun 978).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Iohannes pariterque Rotboldus pro anima Sigefridi" of property "in villa…Luponio super fluvio Trer" and by "Iohannes et uxor sua Hachinda…in villa Tongrinas", by charter dated 24 Jan 966[23].  Emperor Otto II granted market rights "in loco…Liniaco in pago Brachbant in comitatu Iohannis" to the abbess of Nivelles by charter dated 27 Jun 978[24]m HACHINDA, daughter of --- (-after 24 Jan 966).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Iohannes et uxor sua Hachinda…in villa Tongrinas", by charter dated 24 Jan 966[25]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de LOUVAIN

 

 

LAMBERT [I], son of REGINAR [III] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Adela [von Dachsburg] ([950-killed in battle Florennes 12 Sep 1015).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Lambertus…comes Lovaniensis" as son of "Rignerii comitis Montensis"[26].  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Rainerus atque Lantbertus, filii…Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", returned to their father's lands after the death of Emperor Otto I and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castrum Bussud", but that Emperor Otto II ordered their exile again[27].  The Annales Leodienses, Floressienses et Marchianenses record that "Raginerus et Lantbertus" (sons of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut) returned from exile in 973 and killed "Guarnero et Rainaldo", who occupied their father's county, "apud Perronam" and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castello Buxude"[28].  Thietmar records that "Lantbertus, Reinherii filius…cum fratre…Reingerio" killed "Wirinharium et eius germanum Reinzonem"[29].  Sigebert's Chronica records that in 977 "filii Ragineri" were "in terra partum suorum relocati"[30], which presumably marked the beginning of their rehabilitation.  He established himself as LAMBERT [I] "le Barbu" Comte de Louvain.  He is named "comite Lovaniæ Lantberto" in a charter dated 1003[31].  The Annales Colonienses specify that "Lambertus comes" returned to favour with Heinrich II King of Germany in 1007[32].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records the death in battle of "Lantbertus comes" at Florennes[33].  "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli" is named in the Gesta of Gembloux Abbey when recording his death in battle at Florennes against "Godefridum ducem"[34], although the reference to "Ragineri Longicolli" is anachronistic.  

m (991 or after) GERBERGA, daughter of CHARLES Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] & his wife Adelais de Troyes ([975]-27 Jan after 1018, bur Nivelles).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Karolus dux" was father of "Ermengardem et Gerbergam", and that "Gerberga soror Ermengardis" was mother of "Henricum seniorem de Bursella"[35].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Gerbergam, filiam Karoli ducis Lotharingie" as wife of "Lambertus filius Reyneri comitis Montensis", specifying that Brabant (including Louvain and Brussels) was her dowry[36].  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Gebergam filiam Karoli ducis Lotharingie" as wife of "Lambertus…comes Lovaniensis"[37].  "Gerberga" is named as wife of "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli" in the Gesta of Gembloux Abbey when recording her husband's death, but her origin is not stated[38].  Sigebert's Chronica records in 977 that "Lantbertus" married "Gerbergam filiam Karoli ducis"[39], but this date must be incorrect.  Richer records that "Karolum…cum uxore Adelaide et filio Ludovico, et filiabus duabus, quarum altera Gerberga, altera Adelaidis dicebatur, necnon et Arnulfo nepote" were imprisoned[40].  This suggests that Gerberga was not yet married at that date.  The birth date of Gerberga is estimated on the basis of the likely birth date ranges of two of her presumed children by Comte Lambert. 

Comte Lambert [I] & his wife had three children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain ([992/1000]-Brussels murdered 1038 after 5 Aug, bur Nivelles).  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium names "Heinricus Lantberti filius"[41].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Gerberga soror Ermengardis" was mother of "Henricum seniorem de Bursella"[42].  The Gesta of Gembloux Abbey records that "filio suo comite Heinrico" supported his mother's donation to Gembloux after the death in battle in 1015 of his father "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli"[43].  He succeeded his father in 1015 as HENRI [I] Comte de Louvain.  [“Comitibus hiis: Hecelone, Henrico, Gisilberto, Sibodone, Arnulfo” subscribed the charter dated 1029 under which Poppo Archbishop of Trier deplored damage caused to monasteries and donated “ecclesiam Longuion” to the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Martyrs[44].  It is not certain whether “Henrico” was Henri Comte de Louvain.]  The Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[45]m ---.  The name of Henri's wife is not known.  Henri & his wife had four children: 

a)         OTHON (-after 1038).  The Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[46].  No other information relating to Othon has been found after this date. 

b)         ADELAIDE .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[47]

c)         CUNEGONDE .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[48]

d)         ADELA .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[49]

2.         LAMBERT [Baldric] de Louvain (-after 21 Sep 1062, bur Nivelles).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ records that "Lambertus…comes" succeeded his brother Henri[50].  He succeeded his brother in 1038 as LAMBERT [II] Comte de Louvain, after depriving his nephew of his rights.   

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3.         MATHILDE de Louvain ([992/1000]-).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Henricum seniorem de Bursella [=filius Ermengardis]" was father of "Lambertum comitem et Henricum fratrem eius et Mathildem sororem eorum", specifying that Mathilde married "comes Eustachius de Bolonia"[51], but this appears to be a confused representation of the situation.  The primary source which confirms that Mathilde was the daughter of Comte Lambert [I] has not yet been identified but this is compatible with the chronology.  Her birth date range estimated from the estimated date of her parents' marriage and the likely birth date of her eldest son in [1015/20].  This shows that it is chronologically impossible for Mathilde's father to have been the son of Ermengardis of Lower Lotharingia.  m EUSTACHE Comte [de Boulogne], son of BAUDOUIN Comte [de Boulogne] & his wife Adelais of Holland (-[1049]).  He succeeded in 1042 as Comte de Boulogne

 

 

LAMBERT [Baldric] de Louvain, son of LAMBERT [I] "le Barbu" Comte de Louvain & his wife Gerberge of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] (-after 21 Sep 1062, bur Nivelles).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ records that "Lambertus…comes" succeeded his brother Henri[52].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Henricum seniorem de Bursella" was father of "Lambertum comitem et Henricum fratrem eius et Mathildem sororem eorum", but this appears to be a confused representation of the situation[53].  He succeeded his brother in 1038 as LAMBERT [II] Comte de Louvain, after depriving his nephew of his rights: the Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[54].  The Chronicon Brabanti also refers to the two names of Lambert when recording the death of "Lambertus II qui et Baldricus dictus Cum-Barba"[55], although it is unclear how reliable this is as "cum-barba" is the nickname applied in other sources to Comte Lambert [I].  If Lambert [II] was in fact also called Baldric, it suggests a relationship (which has not been identified) with the early Graafen van Betuwe (see the document HOLLAND) and Comtes de Looz (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY), in which three bishops of Liège named Baldric belonged.  "Baldricus…cum uxore mea Oda" founded the collegial church in Brussels by charter dated 1047[56].  The Vita Balderici refers to "comes Lowaniensis Lambertus vir profanæ mentis et moribus barbarus"[57], presumed to refer to Comte Lambert [II]. 

m UDA de Lotharingia, daughter of GOZELON I Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife --- (-23 Oct, after 1047).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ names "Oda…Gozelonis ducis filia" as wife of "Lambertus…comes" in a passage dated 1047[58].  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Godefridum ducem, Odam et Regelindam" as children of "Gozelo, frater Arnulphi et Godefridi"[59].  "Baldricus…cum uxore mea Oda" founded the collegial church in Brussels by charter dated 1047[60]

Comte Lambert [II] & his wife had [four] children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain (-[1078/79], bur Nivelles).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricus comes et Reginherus" as brothers of "Adhela…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Lovania seu vulgariter Lovene"[61]The Chronicon Brabanti names "Henricum II Comitem et Marchionum" as son and successor of "Lambertus II qui et Baldricus dictus Cum-Barba" and his wife "Oda filia Gochelonis Ducis Loth"[62].  He succeeded his father as HENRI [II] Comte de Louvainm ADELHEID, daughter of EBERHARD Graaf van Betuwe en Teisterbant & his wife --- (-after 1086).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis" as mother of two sons "Heinrico et Godefrido" specifying that she was one of the founders of Afflighem Abbey[63].  "Adelheyt comitissa, comitis Everhardi filia" donated “predium suum Ortinam” [Orten (Bois-le-Duc)] to Utrecht St Marten, for the souls of “sue ac mariti sui Henrici...per manum Hermanni...advocatum”, by charter dated to [1076/99][64].  She founded the abbey of Afflighem in 1086.  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey’s privileges[65].  The identity of "Adeloia…vidua" is uncertain, but she may have been the widow of Henri [II] Comte de Louvain.  Comte Henri [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HENRI de Louvain (-killed in a tournament Tournai 5 Feb 1095, bur Nivelles).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[66].  He succeeded his father in [1078/79] as HENRI [III] Comte de Louvain.  "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086 which also records the donation of property "juxta in villa…Asca" made by "fraterque meus Godefridus"[67].  "…Heinricus comes Lovaniensis…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Henri de Verdun Bishop of Liège approved the foundation of Flône[68].  A charter dated 1095 records a donation to Flône, notes the approval of "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis" and adds that he married "filie Roberti Flandriensis comitis" and died "in single combat" at Tournai[69].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum comitem Lovaniensem et Godefridum comitem Lovaniensem" as sons of "Henricus comes", specifying that the younger Henri was killed at Tournai and buried at Nivelles[70].  The (probably) mid-13th century Ancienne Chronique de Flandre records that “Gosseghin de Forest”, from the suite of “Everart castelain de Tournai”, killed “Henris quens de Broussiele” [Henri [III] Comte de Louvain] in a tournament at Tournai[71]m as her first husband, GERTRUDE de Flandre, daughter of ROBERT I Count of Flanders & his wife Gertrud of Saxony [Billung] (-[1115/26]).  Her parentage and both her marriages are deduced from the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin which names "Gertrude filia Roberti Frisonis, vidua Henrici Bruselensis" as mother of "Theodericum", who is in turn named "filium Theoderici ducis de Helsath"[72].  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana specifies that "Robertus comes cognomento Frisio" had three (unnamed) daughters "tercia Theoderico comiti Alsatie [nupsit]"[73].  A charter dated 1095 records a donation to Flône, notes the approval of "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis" and adds that he married "filie Roberti Flandriensis comitis"[74].  She married secondly (Han-sur-Lesse 15 Aug 1095) Thierry II Duke of Lorraine.  Comte Henri [III] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          ADELAIDE de Louvain (-4 Nov shortly after 1158).  Simon Duke of Lorraine married "his stepmother's daughter whom she had by her first husband Graf Heinrich"[75].  In light of the chronological difficulties of this having been a daughter of Duke Thierry II's first wife, it is likely that Duke Simon's wife was the daughter of the comte de Louvain, whose wife married Duke Thierry as his second wife.  “Simon...Lotharingorum dux” renounced claims over property of “ecclesia de Sancti-Remigii-Monte”, brought by “patris mei beatæ memoriæ ducis Theodorici”, with the support of “uxore mea...ducissa Adelide...cum Matthæo...unico  nostro filio”, by undated charter[76].  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 1155, after 1 Sep, under which "Judit Romaricensis ecclesie abbatissa" donated property at the request of "Aledis mater ducis Mathei"[77].  After the death of her husband, Adelaide retired to the Cistercian abbey of Notre-Dame du Tart, near Dijon[78]m (before 5 Aug 1122) SIMON I Duke of Lorraine, son of THIERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his first wife Hedwig von Formbach (-13/14 Jan 1139, bur Stürzelbronn).

ii)         [GERTRUD de Louvain.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[79], the wife of Lambert Comte de Montaigu was Gertrud daughter of Henri [III] Comte de Louvain.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  According to another table in the same series[80], Comte Lambert's wife may have been --- [de Clermont, daughter of Giselbert Comte de Clermont & his wife ---.  m LAMBERT Comte de Montaigu et de Clermont, son of CONON Comte de Montaigu & his [first/second] wife --- (-1140 or after).]

iii)        daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

iv)        daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         GODEFROI de Louvain (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[81].  He succeeded his brother in 1095 as GODEFROI Comte de Louvain.  He was invested as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106. 

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c)         IDA de Louvain (-1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Ida" wife of "Balduinum comitem Montensem" but does not give her origin[82].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1084 of "Idam filiam Henrici Lovaniensis" and "comes Montensis Balduinus"[83].  Albert of Aix records that "uxor comitis Baldewini Hainaucorum" wept bitterly for the death of "Arnulfi…principis de castello Aldenardis" who had been "socius et conviator eius de terra…Galliæ", dated to [1105/06] from the context[84].  He does not specify which Baudouin, but it appears more likely that the text refers to the widow of count Baudouin II than to the young wife of count Baudouin III.  If this is correct, it is surprising that the passage does not specify that her husband was dead.  On the other hand, the date is early for the marriage of the younger count and in any case no other record has been identified which corroborates that Baudouin III was in Palestine at this time.  The report is probably garbled.  m (1084) BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN VI Count of Flanders, BAUDOUIN I Comte de Hainaut & his wife Richilde de Mons Ctss de Hainaut ([1056]-killed near Nikaia 1098 after 8 Jun).

d)         ADALBERO de Louvain (-1 Jan 1128, bur Liège St Gilles).  The Gesta abbatum Trudonensium names "frater ducis Godefridi Lovanii, Adelbero primicerius Mettis"[85].  Primicerius of Metz 1075.  Bishop of Liège 1123. Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the appointment in 1123 of "domnus Adelbero ex clero sancti Stephani Mettenis" as “Leodicensium...episcopus[86].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the succession of “domnus Albero primicerius ex clero Sancti Stephani Metensis, frater ducis Lovaniensis Godefridi[87].  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1128 of "domnus Adelbero episcopus Leodicensium” and the succession of “domnus Alexander archidiaconus ex clero sancti Lamberti” as bishop of Liège[88].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “in circumcisione Domini” 1128 of Bishop Adalbero and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Egidii in Publico Monte iuxta Leodium[89].

2.         ADELA de Louvain (-1083).  The Annalista Saxo records "Adhelam de Brabantia, ex castello quod Lovene dicitur" as wife of Markgraf Otto, and later her second marriage to Otto's stepfather[90].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "viduam eius [=Othone marchione]…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Levene, erantque fratres eius Heinricus comes et Reiherus" as second wife of "Dedo marchio"[91], but does not name her.  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed donations to St Servatius at Maastricht by "marchio Otto de Thuringia eiusque uxor Adela" by charter dated 21 Sep 1062, in the presence of "Friderici ducis, Godefridi marchionis, Lamberti comitis de Brusela filiorumque suorum, Winrici de Wivsehel"[92].  Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut (later Baudouin VI Count of Flanders) refers to the donation made by "comitissa de Toringa, neptis meæ Adelæ" to the abbey of Hasnon, in a charter dated 1065[93].  The relationship between Adela and Count Baudouin has not yet been identified.  m firstly (before 1060) OTTO Graf von Weimar, son of WILLIAM [III] Graf von Weimar & his second wife Oda der Ostmark (-early 1067).  He succeeded his brother in 1062 as OTTO Markgraf von Meissenm secondly (1069) as his second wife, DEDO [II] Markgraf der sächsischen Ostmark [Niederlausitz] [Wettin], son of DIETRICH [II] Graf in Eilenburg [Wettin] & his wife Mathilde von Meissen (-Oct 1075).

3.         REGINAR de Louvain (-killed in battle Hesbaie 1077).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricus comes et Reginherus" as brothers of "Adhela…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Lovania seu vulgariter Lovene"[94]

4.         [JOSCELIN (-after 1085).  Domesday Book records “Joscelin fitzLambert” holding numerous properties in Lincolnshire[95].  His parentage has not been ascertained.  However, the name Joscelin was used later by the Louvain family.  It is possible that this Joscelin was the son of Lambert [II] Comte de Louvain.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA, DUKES of LOUVAIN

 

 

 

A.      DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA 1106-1222, DUKES of LOUVAIN 1141-1198

 

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Louvain & his wife Adela [Adelheid] in der Betuwe (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem Abbey).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[96].  "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086 which also records the donation of property "juxta in villa…Asca" made by "fraterque meus Godefridus"[97].  He succeeded his brother in 1095 as GODEFROI Comte de Louvain.  He was in conflict with Richer Bishop of Liège over the county of Brugeron in 1095/96[98].  Markgraaf van Antwerpen 1105.  Heinrich V King of Germany invested him as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106.  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ, Comes Lovaniensis et Bruxellensis Marchio sacri Regni” founded Afflighem Abbey where he was buried[99].  Vogt of Afflighem 1107.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records the abdication in 1128 of "Godefridum Lovaniensem comitem de ducatu Lotharingie" and his substitution by "Waleramnum comitem Lemburgie"[100].  Vogt of Gembloux and Nivelles 1129.  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[101].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1139 of "Godefridus maior dux Lotharingiæ"[102].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death of "Godefridus Barbatus Lovaniensis dux Lothariensis" and his burial at Afflighem[103].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Kal Feb" of "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis, frater nostre societatis"[104]

m firstly ([1105]) IDA de Chiny, daughter of OTTO [II] Comte de Chiny & his wife Alix de Namur (-1117/25).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium which records [her brother] "Adalbero Metensium primicerius, filiorum Lovaniensis domini avunculus"[105]

m secondly ([1125]) as her second husband, CLEMENCE de Bourgogne, widow of ROBERT II Count of Flanders, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Bourgogne & his wife Etiennette --- ([1078]-[1133]).  "Clementie Flandrarum comitisse" is named as wife of "Robertus iunior" in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[106].  Orderic Vitalis names her as wife of Count Robert but does not give her origin[107].  Her origin is confirmed by the Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana which names "Clementiam filiam Willelmi comitis Burgundionum cognomento Testahardith" as wife of "Rodbertus Rodberti filius"[108].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Clemence could not have been born much later than 1078, given the birth of her first child (by her first husband) in 1093.  She was appointed regent in Flanders during the absence of her first husband on crusade[109].  She promoted the monastic movement and introduced Cluniac rule into several abbeys in Flanders[110].  She founded Bourbourg Abbey with her first husband in [1103].  "Balduinus Flandrensium comes et Clementia comitissa" confirmed the donation of the church of Saint-Bertin to Cluny made by "dominus meus Rotbertus comes", by charter 12 Apr 1112[111].  She opposed the succession in 1119 of Count Charles, supporting the candidature of Guillaume d'Ypres[112].  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records the death in [1133] of "Clementia Roberti iunioris vidua" and specifies that "eatenus pene terciam partem Flandrie dotis loco tenuit"[113], although it is curious that this does not refer to her second husband who was still alive when she died. 

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Godefroi's mistress is not known. 

Duke Godefroi V & his first wife had five children:

1.         GODEFROI de Louvain (-[11 Nov/31 Dec] 1142, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[114].  He was installed in 1140 as GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia by his wife's brother-in-law Konrad III King of Germany.  Duke of Louvain 1141.  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1142 of "Godefridus minor dux Lotharingiæ"[115].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death in 1143 of "Godefridus Medianus dux Lotharingie" and his burial "Lovanii in templo Sancti Petri"[116]m ([1139]) as her first husband, LUTGARDIS von Sulzbach, daughter of BERENGAR [III] Graf von Sulzbach & his second wife Adelheid von Wolfratshausen (-after 1163).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Ludgarde ducissa de Saltzebach" as the wife of "Godefridus…secundus dux"[117].  She married secondly (1143) Hugo [XII] Graf von Dagsburg und Metz.  Her second marriage is suggested by the undated charter under which her son "Adelbertus…comes Metensis et de Dasbourch" appointed "nepotem meum ducem Lotharingiæ" as his heir "de castro meo Dasbourgh…"[118].  Duke Godefroi VI & his wife had one child:

a)         GODEFROI de Louvain (1142-10 Aug 1190, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Annales Parchenses name "Godefridus unius anni puer" as successor of "Godefridus dux iunior frater Heinric comitis"[119].  He succeeded his father in 1142 as GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia.  Duke of Louvain 1147.  Graaf van Brabant 1153. 

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2.         HENRI de Louvain (-Affligem Abbey 27 Sep 1141, bur Afflighem Abbey or Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[120].  Comte de Louvain.  Monk at Afflighem.  "Henricus filius Godefridi Ducis Lotharingiæ et comitis Lovanii" donated property on entering Afflighem abbey as a monk, for the souls of "…Claritiæ sororis nostræ" and for "fratre meo Duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Aleide regina Angliæ et Ida comitissa", by charter dated to [1141][121].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Henricus comes…Godefridi” became a monk at Afflighem where he was buried[122].  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1141 of "Heinricus comes filius eius [=Godefridi ducis magni]"[123]

3.         ADELISA de Louvain ([1103/06]-Afflighem Abbey 23/24 Mar or 23 Apr 1151, bur Afflighem Abbey).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[124].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Henricus rex Anglorum" and "Athelam filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingie" in 1121[125].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "IV Kal Feb" [1121] of King Henry and "Atheleidem filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingæ puellam virginem" and her coronation as queen "III Kal Feb"[126].  Orderic Vitalis names her and her father[127].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ…filia…Aleidis” married “Regi Angliæ” in 1121, died “IX Kal Mai” and was buried at Afflighem after the death of her second husband[128].  The castle and honour of Arundel was settled on Queen Adelisa after her first husband died.  Robert of Torigny records that "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" married "Aelizam reginam relictam Henrici senioris regis Anglorum"[129].  She became a nun at Affleghem Abbey, near Aalst in Brabant in [1149/50].  The Annals of Margan record the death in 1151 of “Adelidis, regina secunda Henrici regis[130].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ…filia…Aleidis” died “IX Kal Mai” and was buried at Afflighem after the death of her second husband[131].  The necrology of Lyre monastery records the death "25 Mar" of "Adelicia regina"[132]m firstly (Royal Chapel, Windsor Castle 29 Jan or 2 Feb 1121) as his second wife, HENRY I King of England, son of WILLIAM I King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre ([Selby, Yorkshire Sep 1168]-Saint-Denis le Ferment, Forêt d’Angers near Rouen 1/2 Dec 1135, bur Reading Abbey, Berkshire).  m secondly ([1136/Sep 1139]) WILLIAM d’Aubigny [de Albini], son of WILLIAM d’Aubigny Lord of the manor of Buckenham, Norfolk & his wife Maud le Bigod (-Waverley Abbey, Surrey 12 Oct 1176, bur Wymondham Priory, Norfolk).  He was created Earl of Arundel [1142].  

4.         IDA de Louvain (-27 Jul before 1162).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[133].  "Theodericus comes in Cleue et Aleidis uxor mea" donated property to Kloster Bedburg, for the anniversaries "X Kal Mar…patris mei Arnoldi comitis et VI Kal Aug matris mee Ide comitisse", by charter dated 1162[134]m ([1128]) ARNOLD [I] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [I] Graf von Kleve & his wife --- (-20 Aug after 1147, bur Bedburg).

5.         CLARISSA de Louvain (-before [1141]).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[135].  "Henricus filius Godefridi Ducis Lotharingiæ et comitis Lovanii" donated property on entering Afflighem abbey as a monk, for the souls of "…Claritiæ sororis nostræ" and for "fratre meo Duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Aleide regina Angliæ et Ida comitissa", by charter dated to [1141][136]

Duke Godefroi V had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

6.          JOSCELIN de Louvain (-1180).  His parentage is confirmed by a manuscript genealogy of the Percy family which names “Matildem et Agnetem” as the daughters and heiresses of “Willielmus de Percy”, adding that Agnes married “Goselino Lovayn fratri Ducis Brabantiæ[137]. It appears likely that he was illegitimate.  If it is correct that he married after 1154, he would have been rather old at that date to have been born from Duke Godefroi’s first marriage.  On the other hand, Duke Godefroi’s second wife was probably too old to have given birth to children after her marriage with the duke.  Joscelin accompanied his half-sister Adelisa to England when she married King Henry I in 1121.  He received the honour of Petworth, Sussex from Queen Adelisa before 1151. 

-        ENGLISH NOBILITY. EARLS of NORTHUMBERLAND

Duke Godefroi V had one illegitimate child by Mistress [(1)]:

7.          --- de Louvain .  His close association with his uncle suggests that the sister of the latter, maybe his full sister, may have been the mother of Joscelin who is shown below.  The sources quoted below suggest that her husband was a member of the “Alta Ripa” family, maybe the son of John de Alta Ripa who is named below as the grantee of land transferred by Joscelin de Louvain.  The absence of his parents from the sources suggests that Joscelin may have been orphaned at an early age.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         JOSCELIN [de Alta Ripa] (-after 1189).  Joscel nepotem Jocelini” is named in the 1189 Pipe Roll with a fine of £69/11 on 14s land in the honor of Petworth[138].  W. S. Ellis indicates that “Josceline de Alta Ripa” was nephew of Joscelin de Louvain (and ancestor of the Dawtrey family of West Sussex whose arms perpetuated the old arms of Percy “az. 5 fusils conjoined in fess or”) but cites no primary source on which this statement is based[139].  Florence Molesworth Hawtrey quotes an undated manuscript which records that “John de Alta Ripa, obtaining by gift from Joscelin of Louvaine the manor of Heringham or Hardham...assumed...the surname of De Haultrey de Alta Ripa of Dawtrey [and] was grandfather to Joscelin de Alta Ripa” and records an outline descent[140].  “Joscelinus nepos Joscelini fratris Adelisæ reginæ” donated “ecclesiæ Scti Georgii de Heringham pratum quod fuit Wilhelmi filii Alini et clausum...Chelworth” to Lewes priory, for the soul of “Joscelini avunculi”, by undated charter[141].  Eyton states that “Robert de Alta Ripa and...Josceline the grantor’s nephew” witnessed the undated charter under which “Josceline brother of Queen Adeliza de Arundell” donated the church of Budichton to Lewes priory and that “Robert de Alta Ripa and William his son” witnessed a similar charter “which seems to be nearly coeval with this[142].  Three charters of the Alta Ripa family are reproduced in but none of them names Joscelin[143]

 

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain & his wife Lutgardis von Sulzbach (1142-10 Aug 1190, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Annales Parchenses name "Godefridus unius anni puer" as successor of "Godefridus dux iunior frater Heinric comitis"[144].  He was installed in 1142 as GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia in succession to his father.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus comes Lymburgensis" attempted to deprive "Godefridi junioris" of his duchy, which "Henricus avus suus et Walramus pater suus" held previously, in the second year of his reign[145].  Duke of Louvain 1147.  Comte de Brabant 1153.  The Annales Blandinienses record "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis" taking part with Philippe Count of Flanders and his brother Mathieu Comte de Boulogne in a military expedition against Holland in 1166[146].  Vogt von Tengerloo 1175.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[147].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1190 of "Godefridus dux Lotharingie"[148].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death "XII Kal Sep" in 1190 of "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" aged 48, and his burial with his first wife "in ecclesia Sancti Petri Lovaniensis"[149]

m firstly (1158) MARGARETA van Limburg, daughter of HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg, Comte d'Arlon & his first wife Mathilde von Saffenberg heiress of Rode (-1172, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  Her parentage and marriage are deduced from the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "duce Lovanii Henrico" and "avunculo eius duce de Lemborch…Henrico" when recording their presence at the coronation of "Otto comes Pictavorum" as king of Germany in 1198[150].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1155 of "Godefridus dux" and "sororem ducis de Lemburg", and the death of "Margarita uxor ducis Godefridi" in 1172[151].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage of "Godefridus" in the seventeenth year of his rule to "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[152].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that she was buried "in ecclesia Sancti Petri Lovaniensis"[153]

m secondly IMAGINA de Looz, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Looz, Graf von Rieneck Stadtgraf von Mainz & his wife Agnes von Metz (-5 Jun 1214).  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium refers to "Godefrido Lovanensi duce" as "sororio suo [=Gerardus comes Lonensis]"[154], but does not name his wife.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Godefridus" married "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis" after his first wife died[155].  "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingie", at the request of "uxoris nostre Imaine ducisse Lotharingie", confirmed the donations to Averboden by "frater eius comes Gerardus de Loen", by charter dated 1188[156].  "Gerardus…comes de Los" donated property to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum", by charter dated 1194 witnessed by "Aleidis uxor nostra comitissa de Los, Ludovicus filius noster, Guda soror nostra de Grymberghe, Ysmena soror nostra quandoque Lotharingiæ ducissa…"[157].  Abbess of Münsterbilsen 1203.  The necrology of Everbode records the death "pridiæ non Iun" of "Imainæ quondam ducisse Brabantiæ et abbatissæ Bilisiæ"[158]

Duke Godefroi VII & his first wife had two children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain (1165-Köln 5 Sep 1235, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[159].  He was installed in 1180 as HENRI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, until 1222.  Duke of Louvain 1183, until 1198.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[160].  He was installed as HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant in 1191.   

-        see Chapter 4.  DUKES of BRABANT

2.         ADALBERT de Louvain ([1166]-murdered Reims 24 Nov 1192, bur Reims Cathedral).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[161].  The Annales Egmundani record that "Albertus frater ducis de Luwon qui episcopus consecratus erat" was killed in 1193[162].  Archdeacon of St Lambert at Liège 1177/83.  Provost of St Jean et St Pierre at Liège 1184/89.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[163].  Elected Bishop of Liège 1191, installed 1192.  The Vita Alberti Leodiensis Episcopi records that “Albertus Leodiensis archidiaconus frater Henrici Lothoringie ducis” succeeded “Radulphi Leodiensi episcopo[164].  Cardinal 1192.  The Annales Parchenses record that "Albertus filius ducis Godefridi, Leodiensis episcopus" was killed in 1191 at Reims[165].  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records that “Autbertus Leodicensis episcopus” was killed “[XII] Kal Dec” in 1192 “extra urbem Remensem[166]

Duke Godefroi VII & his second wife had two children:

3.         GUILLAUME de Louvain (-after 1 Aug 1224, bur Abbaye de Villers).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum de Parwiis" as the child of "Godefridus" and his second wife "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis"[167].  Heer van Perwez en Ruysbroek.   

-        see below, Part B

4.         GODEFROI de Louvain (-2 Jan 1225/16 Apr 1226).  John King of England granted "saisinam castri de Eya cum honore de Eya…q dux Lovan frater suus…dissaisit" to "Godofredo de Lovania" by order dated 26 Mar 1208[168].  He went to England in 1196.   

-        see below, Part C

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de PERWEZ

 

 

GUILLAUME de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his second wife Imagina van Looz (-after 1 Aug 1224, bur Abbaye de Villers).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum de Parwiis" as the child of "Godefridus" and his second wife "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis"[169].  Heer van Perwez en Ruysbroek.  "Henricus dux Lotharingiæ…et Willelmus frater meus" donated "terram de Ruschebruc" to "canonicorum S. Jacobi in Caldenberga" by charter dated 1201[170]

m (before 1206) as her first husband, MARIE d'Orbais, daughter of ENGUERRAND Seigneur d'Orbais & [his second wife ---] (-after 10 Apr 1233).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Jun 1242 under which her son "Godefridus dominus de Parweys" confirmed donations to the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen made by "avunculo meo domino Gotberto de Brul et a domino Ægidio filio suo de Herge"[171].  The primary source which confirms her name and her second marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (before 1231) Baudouin le Karron

Guillaume & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         GODEFROI de Perwez (-1257 after 3 Jul).  "Godefridus dominus de Perves ducis Lotharingiæ fratres filius" confirmed a donation to Argenton by charter dated 1230[172].  Heer van Perwez.  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[173]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni", by charter dated 1236[174].  "…Godefridus de Perweys et frater eius Ingelramus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1236 under which "Godefridus de Lovanio frater domini Henrici…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ" confirmed a settlement with his brother regarding their paternal inheritance[175].  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelrammus frater eius” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen, with the consent of “Aalicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrammi”, by charter dated [15/16] Mar 1236 (O.S.)[176].  "Godefridus dominus de Perves et Ingelramus frater eius" sold property to the church of Grimbergen, in the presence of "Alicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrami", by charter dated mid-Mar 1238[177].  Counsellor of Brabant 1253.  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[178]m (before [15/16] Mar 1237) ALIX van Grimbergen, daughter of GERHARD [IV] Heer van Grimbergen & his wife Agnes van Beveren (-after Jun 1247).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "la tierce fille monsigneur Raoul de Couchi...Ada" married “monsigneur Thierri de Bevre chastelain de Dikemue, qui ot de lui 2 fius et 3 filles...L’une des filles Thierri signour de Bevre fu mariee a signour de Grinberghes, ki ot de li une fille qui fu hoirs de sa terre.  Si l’ot a feme Godefrois li sires de Pierewes[179].  "Agnes domina de Grimbergis…et Alicia major natu filia mea" returned property "de Robrouc" to Ninove, in accordance with the last wishes of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis quondam maritus meus", by charter dated Feb 1229[180].  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelrammus frater eius” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen, with the consent of “Aalicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrammi”, by charter dated [15/16] Mar 1236 (O.S.)[181].  Heiress of Grimberghe and Ninove.  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[182].  Godefroi & his wife had five children:

a)         GERARD de Perwez (-before 1253).  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et Ninive dominus" donated revenue from "Havesdonck" to the church of Grimbergen, in memory of "prædecessorum meorum bonæ meorum bonæ memoriæ Godefridi de Perweys, dominæ Adeliciæ progenitorum meorum, nec non Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated Oct 1259[183]

b)         GUILLAUME [Gérard] de Perwez (-after 31 Oct 1259).  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[184].  Heer van Grimbergen, Asche en Ninove.  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et Ninive dominus" donated revenue from "Havesdonck" to the church of Grimbergen, in memory of "prædecessorum meorum bonæ meorum bonæ memoriæ Godefridi de Perweys, dominæ Adeliciæ progenitorum meorum, nec non Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated Oct 1259[185].  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei", in the presence of "præpositi Nivellensis domini Goberti de Perweys patrui mei", by charter dated 31 Oct 1259[186]

c)         GODEFROI de Perwez (-[Apr 1265/31 Oct 1270]).  Seigneur de Perwez, Heer van Grimbergen 1260.  The testament of "Godefrois sires de Perwei et de Grimberges", dated 25 Jul 1264, appoints "Monsegneur Henry de Grimberges" as one of his executors and names "mes seurs Marie comtesse de Vianne et Adain dame de Bruec"[187]m firstly (repudiated [1254]) as her first husband, MARIE van Oudenaarde Dame de Baucigny et de Montcornet, daughter of JAN Heer van Oudenaarde & his first wife Adela de Soissons (-[after 1276]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "unam ...filiam" of "Joannis Suessionensis comitis primogenita...Aelidis...[et] Johanni de Audenarde" married “domino Godefrido de Peruwes” by whom she was childless and secondly "domino Johanni de Falem" by whom she had two daughters[188].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...li ainsnes...Aelis fut mariee a monseignour Jehan d’Adenarde, qui ot de li une fille...Marie” who married “monseigneur Godefroi de Peruwes” who died “sans avoir hoir de li” and secondly “monseigneur Jehan de Falleui qui ot de li 2 filles[189].  Butkens identifies Marie’s first husband as the son of Godefroi de Perwez (who died in 1257) and adds that during her life he married his second wife Félicité de Trainel, which resulted in disputes over his succession between his children by his second wife and his sisters[190].  Jean Duke of Brabant granted revenue (“redditus nostros”) from “Buscho-Ducis...Laet et Ghieleyde”, after the death (“post decessum”) of “dominæ Mariæ quondam uxoris domini de Peruwez bonæ memoriæ dominæ de Ninive”, to "Domino Willelmo domino de Hoern" by charter dated 2 Feb 1271, witnessed by "Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio, Walterus Berthout dominus Magliniæ et Henricus dominus de Bautershem"[191].  The wording of the document suggests that Marie was still alive at the time and that the grant would take place after her death.  She married secondly Jean [II] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy et de la Hermalle (-Dec 1300).  "Jehans dis sires d’Audennarde sires de Rosoit" confirmed the testament of "me…fille Marie jadis dame de Nineve" (confirmed by "mon segnor Jehan de Neela qu’on dit de Falleni [son mari]") by charter dated 1277[192]m secondly (1254) as her second husband, FELICITE de Trainel Vrouw van Hoboken, widow of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Château-Porcien, daughter of GARNIER [IV] de Trainel Seigneur de Marigny-le-Châtel & his wife Hélissende de Rethel (-18 Oct 1283).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, she could have been the daughter of Gauthier [IV] Seigneur de Marigny et de Traînel.  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  Geoffroy with “sa femme Félie et Henri de Châtel son frère chevalier” are named in charters for Signy dated Apr 1246 and 1247[193].  "Felicitas domina de Hoboke et Henricus natus eius" donated property to Ouderghem, for the soul of "G. domini de Perweys et Grimbergis tunc mariti nostri", by charter dated 31 Oct 1270[194].  "Aleydis dicta de Perweys domina Hoboke…cum mater mea bonæ memoriæ domina Felicitas de Triangulo dicta domina de Perweys" donated property "in pagis de Eeckeren Leod. et Hoboke Camerac." to Oudeghem by charter dated 1290[195].  Godefroi & his second wife had two children: 

i)          HENRI de Perwez (-after 31 Oct 1270).  "Felicitas domina de Hoboke et Henricus natus eius" donated property to Ouderghem, for the soul of "G. domini de Perweys et Grimbergis tunc mariti nostri", by charter dated 31 Oct 1270[196]

ii)         ADELAIDE de Perwez (-after 22 Feb 1296).  "Aleydis dicta de Perweys domina Hoboke…cum mater mea bonæ memoriæ domina Felicitas de Triangulo dicta domina de Perweys" donated property "in pagis de Eeckeren Leod. et Hoboke Camerac." to Oudeghem by charter dated 1290[197].  Vrouw van Hoboken.

d)         MARIE de Perwez (-Sep 1289).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of her brother "Godefrois sires de Perwei et de Grimberges" dated 25 Jul 1264 which names "mes seurs Marie comtesse de Vianne et Adain dame de Bruec"[198].  Vrouw van ½ Grimberghe, Ninove, Rumpst, Hoboken, Eekeren, Ingen, Havensberghe, Corroy, Frasne en Londerseel.  "Philippus comes Vianensis dominus de Grimbergis et Maria eius uxor domina dictorum locorum" donated property to Grimbergen by charter dated Jun 1266[199].  “Philippus...comes Vyennensis, de Peruwes et de Grimbergis dominus et Maria uxor mea” sealed a charter dated 1267[200].  "Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberg et Perweis" confirmed a sale of property to Grimbergen by "Godefridus filius noster maior natu" with the consent of "uxoris suæ Aleydis", by charter dated 1278[201].  "Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberge et Nivive et Godefridus filius noster maior natu" donated property to Grimbergen, with the consent of "Philippi fratris ipsius Godefridi", by charter dated 1280[202].  "Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberge et Nivive et Godefridus filius noster maior natu" donated property to Grimbergen, with the consent of "Philippi fratris ipsius Godefridi", by charter dated 1280[203].  “Maria van Pirweis vroue van Gremberghen end van Ninive” sealed a charter dated 1287[204].  “Maria comitissa Vyennensis domina de Grimbergis et de Ninive” sealed a charter dated 1289[205]m (before 10 Mar 1262) PHILIPP [I] Graf von Vianden, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Vianden & his wife Marguerite de Courtenay (-23 Apr [1272]). 

e)         ADA de Perwez (-before 5 May 1310).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 31 Oct 1259 under which "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei"[206].  Vrouw van Perwez en Bruech.  "Ade dame de Perwes et du Bruech veuve de…Monsegneur Gerard fils du Segneur de Marbais" donated property to the abbey of Villers by charter dated 1284[207].  "Ada domina de Perweys, de Hoboke et de Eeckere relicta quondam…domini Gerardi de Marbais" donated property to the abbey of Ouderghem by charter dated 1300[208].  The abbot of Villier, as executor of the testament of "Ade dame de Perweys et du Bruech", reached agreement with "Gerard Signeur de Marbais et chastelain de Bruxelles et ses freres" by charter dated 5 May 1310[209]m (before 25 Jul 1264) GERARD [III] Seigneur de Marbais, son of GERARD [II] Seigneur de Marbais & his wife [Pétronille ---] (-before 12 Jan 1283).  Heer van Bruech, de iure uxoris

f)          [MATHILDE de Perwez ([1245/50]-after [1275/85]).  Her name and family origin are confirmed by the testament of [her husband] “Ernouls chevaliers sires de Wallehaing”, dated 1304, which refers to property acquired “puis le deces de no...femme Mahaut jadis de Peruweiz” and the “boz nous assenammes a vivant de Mahaut nostre ditte femme a Marie no fille que li sires de Bautresain eut a femme[210].  Godding, speculating whether “Perwez” was “Perwez en Brabant, Perwez-lez-Andenne ou Péruwelz (Hainaut)”, suggests that the first is correct because Arnoul’s testament refers to “la Terre du Mont à Peruweiz”, “Le Mont” being a hamlet in Perwez (Brabant)[211].  The date of her marriage is estimated from the likely birth date of her husband.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that she would have been the daughter of one of the sons of Guillaume de Perwez & his wife Marie d’Orbais: as Mathilde named her oldest son Godefroi, it is likely that she was the daughter of Guillaume’s oldest son Godefroi.  Her date of death results from her husband’s testament noting that her daughter Marie married during her mother’s lifetime, although her husband’s second marriage (by which he left minor children in 1304 according to the testament) suggests that Mathilde may have died after 1285.  m ([1260/65]) as his first wife, ARNOUL [V] Seigneur de Walhain, son of ARNOUL [IV] Seigneur de Walhain & his wife Helvide d’Eghezée ([1240/43?]-1304 or after).] 

2.         ENGUERRAND de Perwez (-1248, bur Val-Dieu)"…Godefridus de Perweys et frater eius Ingelramus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1236 under which "Godefridus de Lovanio frater domini Henrici…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ" confirmed a settlement with his brother regarding their paternal inheritance[212].  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelrammus frater eius” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen, with the consent of “Aalicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrammi”, by charter dated [15/16] Mar 1236 (O.S.)[213].  Seigneur d'Orbais.  Heer van Dongelberghe.  An epitaph in the church of Vau-Dieu near Daelhem records the death in 1248 of "Engerans de Perweys"[214]m (before [15/16] Mar 1237) AGNES van Grimbergen, daughter of GERARD [IV] Heer van Grimbergen & his wife Agnes van Beveren.  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelrammus frater eius” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen, with the consent of “Aalicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrammi”, by charter dated [15/16] Mar 1236 (O.S.)[215].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Heiress of Dongelberghe.  Enguerrand & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Perwez (-before 1266).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married secondly "filia domini Ingelrami de Peruwes"[216].  Vrouw van Dongelberghe.  m as his second wife, GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur d'Enghien, son of SOHIER Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife --- de Zotteghem (-[9 May] 1271).

3.         ROBERT de Perwez .  The necrology of Filipré near Givey records the death of "domini Roberti de Perweys", undated[217]

4.         GOBERT de Perwez (-20 Dec 1272).  Provost at Utrecht cathedral 1245/71.  Provost at Antwerp 1251/1264.  Provost at Nivelles 1245.  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei", in the presence of "præpositi Nivellensis domini Goberti de Perweys patrui mei", by charter dated 31 Oct 1259[218].  "Gobertus de Perweys…Nivellensis et Antverpensis præpositus" is named in a charter dated 1264[219].  Archdeacon at Utrecht 1252/1271.

5.         HENRI de Perwez (-Brussels 1277).  Heer van Ruysbroek.  The necrology of the Franciscan church at Brussels records the death in 1277 of "nobilis Henricus de Perweys"[220]

6.         [JEAN de Perwez (-before 26 Oct 1262).  Dechant of St Jan at Utrecht 1245/1251.]

7.         [GERARD de Perwez .  Provost at Nivelles 1230.]

 

 

 

C.      De LOVAINE, in ENGLAND

 

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his second wife Imagina van Looz (-[2 Jan 1225/16 Apr 1226]).  He went to England in 1196.  John King of England granted "saisinam castri de Eya cum honore de Eya…q dux Lovan frater suus…dissaisit" to "Godofredo de Lovania" by order dated 26 Mar 1208[221].  The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land from in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, dated to [1208/10]: "Godefridus de Luvayn" held "x libratas de terre in Radeneham de dominico regis"[222].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Godefridus de Loveyn" holding 5 knights’ fees at "Eystane" in Essex in [1210/12][223]

m (after 1199[224]) as her second husband, ALICE de Hastings, widow of RALPH de Cornhill, daughter and heiress of ROBERT de Hastings & his wife Mathilde de Flamville.  An Inspeximus dated 2 Mar 1270 quotes the charter under which Henry I King of England granted the lands of “Robertus filius Walteri de Wyndesora...patris sui” to “Willelmo filio predicti Roberti” (the charter referred to above), the charter under which King Henry II reconfirmed the grant, the charter of King Richard I which confirmed to “Henrico de Cornhell, Aliciam filiam et heredem Roberti de Hasting...uxorem [suam]”, and “confirmation of the same in favour of Matthew de Loveyne cousin and heir of the said William, Henry and Alice and his heirs[225]

Godefroi & his wife had two children: 

1.         GODFREY de Lovaine (-[1221/early 1226]).  Living 1221. "Henricus dux Lovanie" granted "honorem de Eya", whose custodian "Godefridus de Lovania" had died, to "Matheo de Lovania nepoti suo", dated [Apr] 1226[226]

2.         MATTHIEU de Lovaine (-before 11 Nov 1262).  "Henricus dux Lovanie" granted "honorem de Eya", whose custodian "Godefridus de Lovania" had died, for "Matheo de Lovania nepoti suo", dated [Apr] 1226[227].  "Matthew de Lovano" paid homage to the king "for the ten knights’ fees that Godfrey de Lovano his father held of the king", dated to [Apr] 1226[228].  A writ dated 11 Nov "46 Hen III", after the death of "Matthew Luveyn alias de Lovayne" records "Matthew his son aged 24 and more is his heir" and "Eystanes ad Turrim manor [Essex]"[229]m MURIEL, daughter of ---.  Matthieu & his wife had three children: 

a)         MATTHEW de Lovaine ([1237/38]-1302).  A writ dated 11 Nov "46 Hen III", after the death of "Matthew Luveyn alias de Lovayne" records "Matthew his son aged 24 and more is his heir" and "Eystanes ad Turrim manor [Essex]"[230].  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1302 of “Dñi Mathei de Lo. Juñ[231]m firstly (before 31 May 1268) HELISANT, daughter of ---.  m secondly MAUD Poyntz, daughter of ---.  Matthew & his second wife had three children: 

i)          Sir THOMAS de Lovaine (1291-1345).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1345 of “Dñi Tho de Lovayne[232]m JOAN, [daughter of Sir ROBERT de Basing & his wife ---] (-1318).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1318 of “Johe ux Dñi Tho de Lovayñ[233].  Sir Thomas & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JOHN de Lovaine of Little Easton (-1347).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1346 of “Dñi Johis de Lovayne[234]m firstly JOAN, daughter of ---.  m secondly MARGARET Weston, daughter of Sir THOMAS Weston & his wife --- (-1349).  John & his second wife had two children: 

(1)       ISABEL de Lovaine (1341-1351). 

(2)       ELEANOR de Lovaine (Little Easton 27 Mar 1345-5 Oct 1397).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1397 of “Dñe Elionore de Bourgchier[235]m (before Jun 1359) Sir WILLIAM Bourchier, son of ROBERT Lord Bourchier & his wife Margaret Prayers (-1375). 

(b)       THOMAS de Lovaine (-1318).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1318 of “Tho de Lo. filii Dñi Thome de Lovayñ[236]

(c)       MATTHEW de Lovaine .  A manuscript calendar records the death (undated) of “Dni Mathei de Lovayne filii Dñi Thome de Lovayñ[237]

ii)         ALICE de Lovaine . 

iii)        ELEANOR de Lovaine (-after 3 May 1326, bur Dunmow Priory).  Edward I King of England wrote to the Guardians of Scotland 27 Mar 1289 regarding "Alianora quæ fuit uxor Willelmi de Ferariis" who was abducted by "Willelmus ‘de’ Duglas" after the death of her husband from "manerio…Elenæ la Zusche, de Travernant"[238]m firstly as his second wife, Sir WILLIAM de Ferrers Lord of Groby, son of WILLIAM Ferrers Earl of Derby & his second wife Margaret de Quincy of Winchester (1240]-before 20 Dec 1287).  m secondly (before 28 Jan 1289) as his [second] wife, Sir WILLIAM Douglas of Douglas "le Hardi", son of Sir WILLIAM Douglas of Douglas & his wife --- (-London in prison 1298).  m thirdly (before 6 Oct 1305) Sir WILLIAM Bagot of Hide and Patshull, Staffs (-after 3 May 1326). 

b)         JOHN de Lovaine . 

c)         HAWISE de Lovaine .  A writ dated 6 Nov "55 Hen III", after the death of "Philip Basset", records "Wykes manor in the hundred of Tendring [Essex]…of the inheritance of Helewise his wife, in chief of Sir Matthew de Luviayn"[239]m as his first wife, Sir PHILIP Basset of Wycombe, son of ALAN Basset & his first wife Alice de Grey (-29 Oct 1271, bur Stanley, Wilts). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    DUKES of BRABANT

 

 

 

A.      DUKES of BRABANT 1191-1404

 

 

HENRI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his first wife Margareta van Limburg (1165-Köln 5 Sep 1235, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[240].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus tercius dux Brabantie…et filius eius Henricus" when recording the former's departure for Jerusalem and the latter's destruction of "castrum Iacie" both in 1183[241].  He was installed in 1180 as HENRI Duke of Lotharingia, until 1222.  Duke of Louvain 1183, until 1198.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[242].  He was installed as HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant in 1191.  "Henricus dux Lotharingiæ et marchio et…Luduicus comes de Lon" agreed to divide "terram de Mussal" if "comes de Dasborc" died without heirs by charter dated 1197[243].  He was one of the leaders of a crusade planned by Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany, arriving in Palestine in mid-1197[244].  He was marching to relieve Jaffa, captured by the Muslims in Sep 1198, when he heard news of the death of Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem.  He returned to Acre and took interim charge of the government until the arrival of Amaury de Lusignan King of Cyprus in Jan 1198[245].  He recaptured Beirut from the Muslims in Oct 1197[246].  After the murder of Philipp von Hohenstaufen King of Germany in 1208, Philippe II "Auguste" King of France promoted the candidacy of Duke Henri for the German throne[247].  Markgraaf van Antwerpen.  “Henricus...dux Lotharingie et marchio Andwerpie” acknowledged holding “de Herenthals burgesiam novam” jointly with Mons Sainte-Waudru, “pro mei et...coniugis mee Mathildis”, by charter dated Oct 1209[248].  Duke Henri joined his son-in-law Emperor Otto IV against France, and was defeated at the battle of Bouvines in 1214.  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1235 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie"[249].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Köln in 1235 of "Henricus dux Lotharingie" and his burial "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with his wife Mathilde and his daughter Marie[250].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Sep" of "Henricus dux Lovaniensis"[251]

m firstly (contract Antwerp 1179, 1180) MATHILDE de Flandre, daughter of MATHIEU de Flandre, Comte de Boulogne & his wife Marie de Blois (1170-Louvain 16 Oct 1210, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Flandria Generosa specifies that "frater Philippi secundus natu Matheus" had two daughters by his wife "comitissam Boloniensem", specifying that the younger daughter (unnamed) married "Henricus dux Brabancie"[252].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Idam…et Mathildem" as the two daughters of "Matheus [comiti Boloniensi]" & his wife, specifying that Mathilde married "Henricus dux Lovaniensis"[253].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" married "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[254].  The marriage contract between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis" is dated 1179 at Antwerp[255].  “Henricus...dux Lotharingie et marchio Andwerpie” acknowledged holding “de Herenthals burgesiam novam” jointly with Mons Sainte-Waudru, “pro mei et...coniugis mee Mathildis”, by charter dated Oct 1209[256].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Mathilde was buried "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with her husband[257]

m secondly (Soissons, Aisne 22 Apr 1213) as her second husband, MARIE de France, widow of PHILIPPE I “le Noble” Marquis de Namur, daughter of PHILIPPE II "Auguste" King of France & his third wife Agnes von Andechs-Merano (after 1197-15 Aug 1238, bur Affligen or Louvain, église Saint Pierre).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "filium unum Philippum…et filiam unam Mariam" as children of "Philippus [rex]" and "Mariam filiam ducis Meranie et marchionis Histrie", and in a later passage records their legitimation[258].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1204 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and "filiam regis Francie", naming her "Maria uxor Henrici ducis" in a later passage[259], although the date is incorrect.  The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1212 of "Philippe roi de France…Marie sa fille, veuve de Philippe comte de Namur" and "le duc de Brabant"[260].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Marie was buried "Affligenii"[261]

Duke Henri I & his first wife had seven children:

1.         MARIE de Brabant ([1191]-[9 Mar/14 Jun] 1260, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre)The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[262].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "Henricus dux Brabancie…filiam suam Ottoni in uxorem dare promisit"[263].  The Chronicæ Regiæ Coloniensis record the marriage in 1214 of "Otto imperator" and "filiam ducis Brabantie"[264].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria imperatrix Romanorum" as the eldest of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" and his wife Mathilde[265].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that Count Willem married secondly "Mariam", but does not state her origin[266].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Marie was buried "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with her husband[267]m firstly (Maastricht after 19 May 1214) as his second wife, Emperor OTTO IV King of Germany, son of HEINRICH "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Bavaria [Welf] & his second wife Matilda of England (Normandie [1176/77]-Harzburg 19 May 1218, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  m secondly (Jul 1220) as his second wife, WILLEM I Count of Holland, son of FLORIS III Count of Holland & his wife Ada of Scotland (-4 Feb 1222). 

2.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (-5 Apr or 21 Sep 1231, Roermond Cistercian Abbey).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[268].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the second of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" as the wife of "comes Gelrie" and mother of "Ottonem comitem de Gelre et Henricum episcopum Leodiensem et comitissam Iuliacensem"[269].  The marriage contract between “Henricus dux Lotharingie...Margaretam filiam ducis” and “Otto comes Gelrie...Gerhardum filium comitis” is dated 1206[270]m (contract Louvain 1206) GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre, son of OTTO Graaf van Gelre & his wife Richardis of Bavaria (-22 Oct 1229, bur Roermond Cistercian Abbey). 

3.         ALEIDIS de Brabant (-[5 Feb 1261/1267]).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[271].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the third of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" as the wife of "comes de Alvernia" and mother of "Robertum comitem Bolonie et Alvernie et fratres eius et sorores"[272].  "Willelmus…comes Arverniæ et Aleydis quondam comitissa de Los" renounced an inheritance from "dominus dux Lotharingiæ", presumably in connection with their forthcoming marriage although the document does not specify this, by charter dated 1 Feb 1224[273].  "Robertus comes Claremontis et Alverniæ, Aleydis mater eius, et Arnoldus dominus de Wensemale maritus" confirmed agreement concerning property by charter dated 21 Apr 1251[274].  Her third marriage is confirmed by a letter dated Jun 1260 from "Ernoul chevalier Sire de Wesemale et Alys que fu contesse d’Auvergne sa femme" granted their rights in the county of Boulogne to "nostre cousine germaine la contesse Mahaut de Boloigne"[275].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale et Aleydis uxor eius comitissa Alverniæ" swore to restore to the duke of Brabant revenue from "vivarium de Durasch" by charter dated 22 Jul 1260[276].  "Robertus comes Alverniæ" confirmed his agreement with Henri Duke of Brabant that, if “Arnoldum dominum de Wesemale” died before “domina Aleyde comitissa Arverniæ uxore sua”, the latter would be invested with the county of Boulogne, by charter dated 5 Feb 1260 (O.S.)[277]m firstly (1206) ARNAUD [III] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck, son of GERARD [II] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck & his wife Adelheid van Gelre (-before 1225).  m secondly (before 3 Feb 1225) GUILLAUME [X] Comte d'Auvergne, son of GUY [II] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Petronille de Chambon (-1246, bur Le Bouchet).  m thirdly ([1247/21 Apr 1251]) as his [second/third] wife, ARNOUT [II] Heer van Wesemaal Marshall of Brabant, son of ARNOUT [I] Heer van Wesemaal & his wife --- ([1185/95?]-[5 Feb 1261/May 1265]).

4.         MATHILDE de Brabant (-22 Dec 1267, bur Loosduinen Cistercian Abbey).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[278].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Machtildem [uxor] Florentius comes Hollandie" as the fourth of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" and his wife Mathilde[279].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of Count Floris IV and "Machtildim filiam Henrici ducis Brabancie"[280].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not so far been identified.  The marriage contract of "Mathildam filiam Henrici ducis Lotharingiæ" and "filium Willelmi comitis Hollandiæ Florentium primogenitum" is dated 5 Nov 1214[281].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the death "1267 VI Kal Ian" of "Machtildis comitissa" and her burial "apud puellæ cystersiensis ordinis Losdunensis monasterii"[282]m firstly (Aachen end Nov 1212) HEINRICH II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of HEINRICH Herzog von Braunschweig, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his first wife Agnes von Staufen ([1196]-25 Apr 1214, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg).  m secondly (Betrothed 5 Nov 1214, 5 Dec 1224) FLORIS IV Count of Holland, son of WILLEM I Count of Holland & his first wife Adelheid van Gelre (24 Jun 1210-Noyon or Corbie 19 Jul 1234, bur Rijnsburg). 

5.         HENRI de Brabant (1207-Louvain 1 Feb 1248, bur Villers).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1207 of "Heinricus filius ducis Heinrici"[283].  He succeeded his father in 1235 as HENRI II Duke of Brabant

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6.         GODEFROI de Brabant (1209-22 Jan 1254, bur Afflighem).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1209 of "Godefridus filius ducis Heinrici"[284].  Heer van Gaesbeek 1236.  "Godefridus de Lovanio…ducis Lotharingiæ frater" confirmed his foundation of "domum de Montæ Sanctæ Mariæ Cisterciensis ordinis…sitam juxta Liniacum in dominio meo", with the consent of "H. ducis Lotharingiæ fratris mei", by charter dated Sep 1237[285].  Seigneur de Baucigny 1246.  Heer van Herstal 1247.   

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7.         child .  The primary source which confirms the parentage of this child has not yet been identified. 

Duke Henri I & his second wife had two children:

8.         ELISABETH de Brabant (-[22 Jan 1260/14 Aug 1266]).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the only daughter of "Henricus dux" & his second wife as "[uxor] filius comitis de Kleve Thomas nomine"[286].  Her second marriage is confirmed by an order of Pope Innocent III dated 23 Mar 1247 addressed to Henri II duke of Brabant pronouncing a sentence of divorce between "virum nobilem Gerardum de Wassenberge" and "dominam Elisabeth sororem ducis præfati, relictam Theodorici…comitis Clivensis" on the grounds that "Gerardi avum et preæfatæ Elisabeth aviam" were brother and sister[287].  Presumably a Papal dispensation was granted subsequently, as later documents confirm that Gerhard’s wife was the daughter of the duke of Brabant.  Walram IV Duke of Limburg noted, in a charter dated 13 Mar 1253, that "nobilis vir Gerardus dominus de Wassenberg" had granted "castrum de Spremont" to "dominæ Elisabeth uxori suæ, sorori…Henric…quondam ducis Brabantiæ", with the consent of "Gerardi primogeniti sui"[288].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunt quondam comitissa Clivensis" donated property "apud Linne" to Wassenberg church for the soul of "mariti sui domini Gerhardi bonæ memoriæ de Wassemberg" by charter dated Sep 1254[289].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, comitissa Cleven relicta nobilis viri domini de Wassenberg" donated revenue to Rolduc abbey, for the souls of "prenominati domini nostri Gerardi, eiusdem nominis filii nostri", by charter dated 14 Oct 1257[290].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, quondam comitissa Clevensis" granted "Mismekar" to "Jutta filia nostra", stated to be a minor, naming "consanguineo nostro…Ottoni comiti Gelriæ", by charter dated 25 Nov 1258[291].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimondt, quondam comitissa Clevensis" confirmed the dowry agreed by "comes Clivensis et frater eius dominus Luf" under the marriage contract of "nobilum virum dom. Gerlacum de Isenburg" and "filiam nostrum Elisabeth", by charter dated 22 Jan 1260, which states that the property in question included revenue which "pater noster dom. dux Brabantiæ" had given to "dom. Theodorico quondam primogenito comitis Clivensis"[292].  Elisabeth must have died before 14 Aug 1266, the date of a charter under which "Walramus dux de Lymburch et Juetha uxor" donated revenue "in Galopia et in Dobath" to Borcette abbey, as these territories formed part of her dower[293]m firstly ([Louvain 19 Mar 1233]) DIETRICH von Kleve gt von Dinslaken, son of DIETRICH [IV] "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his first wife Mathilde von Dinslaken ([1214]-24 Mar 1244).  m secondly (Feb 1246) GERHARD [IV] von Wassenberg Seigneur de Sprimont, son of GERHARD [II] von Wassenberg [Limburg] & his wife Beatrix von Merheim (-early 1255).

9.         MARIE (-young).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre ([1207]-Louvain 1/2 Feb 1248, bur Villers).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1207 of "Heinricus filius ducis Heinrici"[294].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum postea ducem Lotharingie, Godefrido de Louanio" as the sons of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[295].  He succeeded his father in 1235 as HENRI II Duke of Brabant.  After the death in Feb 1247 of Heinrich Raspe anti-King of Germany, Landgraf of Thuringia, Duke Henri II proposed his nephew Willem II Count of Holland as successor after declining the position himself[296].  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1247 of "Heinricus II dux" aged 40[297].  The Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis records the death in Jan 1248 of "Heinricus dux Brabantie"[298].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "IV Non Feb" of "Heinricus dux Brabantie pater dilecte Marie"[299].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ records that "Henricus…secundus dux" was buried at Villers[300].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Louvain in 1247 of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his burial "in monasterio Vilariensi"[301]

m firstly (before 22 Aug 1215) MARIA von Staufen, daughter of PHILIPP King of Germany Duke of Swabia & his wife Maria née Eirene Angelina of Byzantium ([1199/1200]-Louvain before 1235).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria filia Philippi Romanorum" as wife of "Henricus…secundus dux"[302].  The Annales Marbacenses record that one of the four daughters of King Philipp (fourth in the list) married "duci Brabantie"[303]

m secondly (1241) SOPHIE von Thüringen, daughter of LUDWIG IV "der Heilige" Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Erszébet of Hungary (Wartburg 20 Mar 1224-[Marburg] 29 May 1275, bur Villers).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the birth "1224 mencio tercio XX die" to "beata Elizabeth" of "filiam Sophiam in castro Wartperg"[304].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1241 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and "Sophiam filiam beate Elyzabeth de Thuringia"[305].  She was heiress of Hessen, which was inherited by her son who became Heinrich I "das Kind" Landgraf und Herr von Hessen.  The necrology of Thuringia records the death "IV Kal Jun" of "Sophia filia beate Elyzabeth"[306]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Henri's mistress is not known. 

Duke Henri II & his first wife had six children:

1.         MATHILDE de Brabant (1224-29 Sep 1288, bur Abbey of Cercamp, Artois).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[307].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Machtildis" as oldest of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, and her first husband "Roberto comitis Attrebatensi, filio Regis Francie", their children "Robertum comitem Attrebatensem et unam filiam", and her second husband "comiti Sancti Pauli" referring to, but not naming, their sons and daughters[308].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage "apud Conpendium in octavis Pentecostes" of "Francie frater regis Robertus" and "Mathilde filia ducis Brabantie"[309].  The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1238 "apud Compendium" of "sanctus Ludovicus rex Franciæ Robertum fratrum suum" and "filiæ ducis Brabantiæ Mathildi"[310].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" married "Macthildem filiam Henrici ducis Brabantiæ, relictam comitis Atrebatensis Roberti"[311]m firstly (Compiègne 14 Jun 1237) ROBERT [I] Comte d'Artois, son of LOUIS VIII King of France & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Castilla y León (Sep 1216 -killed in battle near Mansurah, Palestine 9 Feb 1250).  m secondly ([Naples before 31 May 1254]) GUY de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol, son of HUGUES [I] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his second wife Marie d'Avesnes Ctss de Blois (after 1226-12 Mar 1289, bur Chercamp). 

2.         BEATRIX de Brabant (1225-11 Nov 1288, bur Abbaye de Marquette, near Lille).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[312].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Beatrix" as third of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, her first husband "lantgravio Turingie" and her second husband "Willelmo comiti Flandrie", specifying that she was childless[313].  "Domina Beatrix Flandriæ comitissa relicta…Guillelmi quondam Flandriæ comitis" donated property to the abbey of Marquette by charter dated Dec 1264[314]m firstly (Creuzburg/Werra 10 Mar 1241) HEINRICH "Raspe" Landgraf of Thuringia King of Germany, son of HERMANN I Pfalzgraf von Sachsen Landgraf of Thuringia & his second wife Sophie von Wittelsbach (-Wartburg 16 Feb 1247, bur Eisenach St Katharinenkloster).  m secondly (Louvain Nov 1247) GUILLAUME III Count of Flanders, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders (1224-Trazegnies 6 Jun 1251, bur Abbaye de Marquette, near Lille). 

3.         HENRI de Brabant (-Louvain 28 Feb or 1 Mar 1261, bur Leeuwen Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses names "filius eius [=Heinrici II ducis] dux Heinricus tercius puer bone indolis"[315].  Provost at Aachen 1233.  He succeeded his father in 1248 as HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant

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4.         MARIE de Brabant (-beheaded Donauwörth 18 Jan 1256, bur Donauwörth Heilige Kreuz-Stift).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[316].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria" as second of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, and her husband "duci Bavarie", specifying that he "impie et crudeliter" killed her[317].  The betrothal of one of the daughters of Henri II Duke of Brabant to Edward of England is recorded by Matthew Paris[318].  It is not certain that Marie was the daughter in question.  However, she is the most likely candidate as her two older sisters were already married and her younger half-sister was only an infant at the time.  The Annales Mellicenses in 1256 record that "Lodwicus Reni comes palatinus" had "Mariam uxorem suam, filiam ducis Brabancie" beheaded by her jailers "apud Werdam"[319].  The Continuatio Lambacensis clarifies that she was killed because of her adultery[320].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record that Duke Ludwig beheaded his wife "Mariam ducissam Brabancie" in "castro Werde Suevico"[321].  The necrology of Freising Weihenstephan records the death "XV Kal Feb" of "Maria palatine Reni decollate a sponse eius Ludovico palatino Reni"[322]Betrothed (1247) to EDWARD of England, son of HENRY III King of England & his wife Eléonore de Provence (Palace of Westminster 17/18 Jun 1239-Burgh-on-Sands, Cumberland 8 Jul 1307, bur Westminster Abbey).  He succeeded his father in 1372 as EDWARD I “Longshanks” King of Englandm (2 Aug 1254) as his first wife, LUDWIG II "der Strenge" joint Duke of Bavaria, son of OTTO II "dem Erlauchten" Duke of Bavaria & his wife Agnes von Braunschweig (Heidelberg 13 Apr 1229-Heidelberg 1/2 Feb 1294, bur Fürstenfeld).

5.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (-[4 Jun] 1277).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[323].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Margareta, abbatissa Vallisducis…in ordine Cisterciensi" as fourth of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria[324].  Nun at Val-Duc 1235, Abbess 1272.

6.         PHILIPPE de Brabant (-young, bur Leeuwen St Pieter).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Philippus" as son of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, specifying that he died "in infantia" and was buried "Lovanii"[325]

Duke Henri II & his second wife had two children:

7.         ELISABETH de Brabant (1243-17 Apr or 9 Oct 1261, bur Braunschweig).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Elisabeth ducissam de Bruynswiich" as the daughter of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his second wife Sophia[326].  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1243 of "Elyzabet" daughter of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and his wife Sophia[327].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum heredem Thuringie et Elizabet ducissam Brunswickh" as the children of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his second wife Sophia, specifying that Elisabeth was childless[328].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie refers to the first wife of "Albertum" as "filiam ducis Brabancie"[329].  The Chronica Principum Brunsvicensium names "Elyzabet filiam ducis Brabancie" as wife of "Albertus", specifying that she died childless in 1261[330]m (Braunschweig 13 Jul 1254) as his first wife, ALBRECHT I "der Große" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of OTTO I “dem Kind” Herzog von Braunschweig & his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg [Askanier] (1236-Braunschweig 15 Aug 1279, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).   

8.         HENRI de Brabant (24 Jun 1244-Marburg 21 Dec 1308, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum heredem Thuringie et Elizabet ducissam Brunswickh" as the children of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his second wife Sophia[331].  Landgraf von Thüringen und Herr von Hessen.  He succeeded in 1264 as HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf und Herr von Hessen.  He renounced his rights to Brabant 25 Nov 1279.  Created Fürst by Imperial Order 10 May 1292.   

-        LANDGRAFEN von HESSEN

Duke Henri II had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 

9.          HENRI .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Clericus 1244.

 

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI II Duke of Brabant & his first wife Marie of Germany [Hohenstaufen] (-Louvain 28 Feb or 1 Mar 1261, bur Louvain, Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses names "filius eius [=Heinrici II ducis] dux Heinricus tercius puer bone indolis"[332].  Provost at Aachen 1233.  He succeeded his father in 1248 as HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus tertius…in ducatu Lotharingie" was the first of his line to adopt the title "ducem Lotharingie et Brabancie"[333].  The necrology of Maubuisson records the death "Kal Mar" of "Henricus dux Brebancie pater domine Marie regine Francie"[334].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Louvain "Kal Mar" in 1260 of "Henricus Pius dux Lotharingie Brabancie", while preparing to leave on Crusade, and his burial "apud Fratres Predicatores"[335]

m (1251 after 21 Jul) ALIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his first wife Yolande de Dreux ([1233]-20 Oct 1273, bur Louvain Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses records the marriage in 1253 of "Heinricus dux" and "filiam ducis Burgundie…Aeliden"[336].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus tertius…in ducatu Lotharingie" married "Aleidem filiam Hugonis ducis Burgundie"[337].  Regent of Brabant 1261-1268 successively for her sons Dukes Henri IV and Jean I.  The testament of “Hugo dux Burgundiæ”, dated Sep 1272, bequeathed property to “filiam meam...dominam Alasiam ducissam Brabantie[338].  She corresponded with St Thomas Aquinus, who dedicated Du Gouvernement du Prince to her[339].  The necrology of Maubuisson records the death "XIII Kal Nov" of "domina Aalipdis ducissa Brabancie mater domine Marie…regina Francie"[340].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death in 1262 of "ducissa…Aleydis de Burgundia…fundatrix monasteriorum tam in Lovanio quam in Oudergheem" and her burial with her husband "apud Fratres Predicatores"[341]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Henri's mistress is not known. 

Duke Henri III & his wife had five children:

1.         HENRI de Brabant (Louvain [1251/52]-after 29 Apr 1272).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Henri was "fatuum et insensatum, debilem et deformem"[342].  The Annales Parchenses names "Henricum puerum" as successor of "dux Henricus", specifying that he was 9 years old when he succeeded[343].  He succeeded his father in 1261 as HENRI IV Duke of Brabant.  He was incapable of governing because of imbecility, and was obliged to abdicate at Cambrai 24 May 1267.  “Henricus primogenitus filius Henrici quondam ducis Brabantiæ magnæ memoriæ” transferred his rights in the duchy of Brabant to "Joanni fratri suo secundo post ipsum genito" by charter dated 24 May 1267[344].  His maternal grandfather brought him to Dijon in 1269, as a canon at St Etienne where he made his vows.  Betrothed (1257) to MARGUERITE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (early 1255-Jul 1271, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The primary source which confirms her betrothal has not yet been identified.  This betrothal was terminated because of the imbecility of the fiancé, the fiancé later marrying Henri's younger brother Jean. 

2.         JEAN de Brabant (Brussels 1253-Antwerp 3 May 1294, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[345].  He succeeded his brother in 1267 as JEAN I "the Victorious" Duke of Brabant.   

          -        see below

3.         GODEFROI de Brabant (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[346].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus, frater Iohannis ducis [de Brabancia]" and his wife "Iohanne de Virson"[347].  Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon. 

          -        HEREN van AARSCHOT

4.         MARIE de Brabant (Louvain ([1260]-Murel near Meulan 12 Jan 1322, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Marie was later "regina Francie"[348].  The Gesta Philippi Tertia Francorum Regis of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1274 "die Martis infra octavas Assumptionis beatæ Mariæ...apud Vincenas" of "Philippus rex Franciæ" and "Mariam...filiam Henrici quondam ducis Brabantiæ ex filia ducis Hugonis Burgundiæ et sororem Joannis tunc Brabantiæ ducis"[349].  She was crowned Queen of France at Paris, Sainte Chapelle 24 Jun 1275.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the death in 1321 (O.S.) of "Maria quondam regina Franciæ, orta de Brabanto et quondam ducis filia, uxor Philippi regis Franciæ filii sancti Ludovici" and her burial "apud fratres Minores Parisius"[350].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "IV Id Jan" of "domina Maria de Brebencia quondam regina Francie uxor quondam Philippi regi Francie dicti le Hardi"[351]m (contract Vincennes 27 Aug 1274) as his second wife, PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France, son of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (Poissy, Yvelines 1 May 1245-Perpignan 5 Oct 1285, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).

5.         child .  The primary source which confirms the parentage of this child has not yet been identified. 

Duc Henri III had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 

6.          GILLES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1286/88. 

          -        van der BALCH[352]

 

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (Brussels 1253-Antwerp 3 May 1294, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[353].  He succeeded his brother in 1267 as JEAN I "the Victorious" Duke of Brabant.  He bought a claim the duchy of Limburg from Adolf V Graf von Berg, who had disputed the succession of his cousin Ermengard and her husband Reinald I Graaf van Gelre[354].  His forces captured Worringen where the other claimant Henri VI Comte de Luxembourg, to whom Graf Reinald had sold his claim, was killed in battle.  The dispute was arbitrated by Philippe III King of France who found in favour of Duke Jean who was thereupon recognised as Duke of Limburg in 1288[355].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the death "1294 Non Mai" of "Iohannis primus dux Lotharingie, Brabantie et Lemburgie" during a tournament celebrating the marriage of the Comte de Bar with the daughter of the King of England[356]

m firstly ([5 Sep] 1270) MARGUERITE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence ([early 1255]-Jul 1271, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  An anonymous chronicle of the kings of France, written [1286/1314], records that the third daughter of "li rois Loois...[et] Marguerite la fille au conte de Provence" married "au duc de Braibant" but did not live long[357].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam sancti Ludovici Regis Francie" as the first wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" specifying that she had one son[358].  She had previously been betrothed to Duke Jean's older brother.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie" married "Margaretam, filiam Philippi regis Francorum", adding that she died in childbirth with her child[359]

m secondly (1273) MARGUERITE de Flandre, daughter of GUY Count of Flanders & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune ([1251]-3 Jul 1285, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam Guidonis comitis Flandrie" as the second wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie"[360].  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ refers to the three (unnamed) daughters of "Guido…ex Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis", specifying that one (listed first) married "Iohanni duci Brabantie"[361].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie" married secondly "Margareta, filia Guidonis comitis Flandrie"[362].  The Annales Blandinienses name "Margaretha duxissa Brabantie, filia Guidonis comitis Flandrie" when recording her death in 1284 and burial in Brussels, specifying that she left four children "quorum maior natu duxit filiam regis Anglie in uxorem[363]

Mistress (1) - (5): ---.  The names of Duke Jean's mistresses are not known. 

Duke Jean I & his first wife had one child:

1.         son (b and d Jul 1271, bur Saint-Denis).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam sancti Ludovici Regis Francie" as the first wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" specifying that she had one son[364].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Margaretam, filiam Philippi regis Francorum", wife of "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie", died in childbirth with her child[365]

Duke Jean I & his second wife had four children:

2.         GODEFROI de Brabant ([1273/74]-after 13 Sep 1283).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife, specifying that Godefroi died "in annis pubertatis"[366]Betrothed (13 Sep 1283) to MARGARETA von Berg, daughter of HEINRICH von Berg-Windeck [Limburg] & his wife Agnes von der Mark.  "Adolphus comes de Monte" transferred "ducatum Lemburgensem" to Brabant with the betrothal of "filium domini nostri ducis Brabantiæ Godefridum" and "Margaretam filiam Henrici nostri fratris" by charter dated 13 Sep 1283[367]

3.         JEAN de Brabant (27 Sep 1275-Château de Tervueren 27 Oct 1312, Brussels Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[368].  He succeeded his father in 1294 as JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant.   

-        see below

4.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (4 Oct 1276-Genoa 14 Dec 1311, bur Pisa Cathedral).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Mariam comitissam Sabaudie et Montium, et Margaretam [uxor] Henricus comes de Lusseleborch" as the two daughters of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[369].  The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch names "Domina Margareta sorore Iohannis Ducis Brabantiæ" as wife of "Henricum Comitum Luczelinburgensem…Romanorum Regem"[370].  Her marriage was arranged to settle the long-standing dispute with the Duke of Brabant over the duchy of Limburg, her husband abandoning his claim to Limburg at the same time[371].  The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch records the death in Dec 1311 of "Domina Margareta Regina"[372]m (9 Jun 1292) HENRI VII Comte de Luxembourg, son of HENRI VI Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Beatrix d'Avesnes (12 Jul 1274-Buonconvento near Siena 24 Aug 1313, bur Pisa Cathedral).  He was elected HEINRICH VII King of Germany 6 Jan 1309, crowned Emperor 29 Jun 1312. 

5.         MARIE de Brabant ([1277/85]-after 2 Nov 1338, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Mariam comitissam Sabaudie et Montium, et Margaretam [uxor] Henricus comes de Lusseleborch" as the two daughters of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[373].  As Marie's second daughter gave birth to her first child in 1320, it is likely that Marie herself was born in the early part of the date range [1278/85] and that she married before 1300.  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Ottone nato Theoderici comitis Clevensis" and "Maria sorore Johannis ducis Brabantie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 23 Oct 1297[374].  "Maria di Brabant sua Sorella Moglie del detto Conte Amedeo" is named in a promise by "Gioanni Duca di Brabant" relating to the former's dowry, dated "il Luned avanti la divisione degli Apostoli 1304"[375]Betrothed (Papal dispensation 23 Oct 1297) to OTTO von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve & his first wife Margareta van Gelre (1278--[27 Sep 1310/24 Feb 1311]).  He succeeded his father in 1305 as Graf von Klevem ([23 Oct 1297/1304]) as his second wife, AMEDEE V "le Grand" Comte de Savoie, son of THOMAS II Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1253]-Avignon 16 Oct 1323). 

Duke Jean I had five illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (5) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage, and the parentage of their descendants, have not yet been identified unless otherwise stated below): 

6.          JAN Meeuwe ([1275/90?]-[22 Jun 1333/1339]).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: Jean II Duke of Brabant granted “les droictures...que sire Willem de Dongelbert tient à Dongelbert” to “Jehan Meewe nos...freire” by undated charter[376]. Heer van Dongelberg en Waver. 

-        HEREN van DONGELBERG, HEREN van WAVER, HEREN van PAMELE en LEDERBERG. 

7.          JENNEQUIN van MechelenJean II Duke of Brabant granted land to Hannekin de Malines, frère du duc” by charter dated 1310, sealed by Jan Meeuwe[377]m ---.  The name of Jennequin’s wife is not known.  Jennequin & his wife had three children: 

a)         GERARD de Malines .  Seigneur de Soigne.  Living 1352.  m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child:

i)           MARTIN de Malines .

b)         JEAN de Malinesm ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child:

i)           GERARD de Malines .

c)          MARGUERITE de Brabant dite de Malines (-after 1368).  m ([1330]) GERELINUS Hinckaert, son of --- (-before 1366).

8.          JAN Pyliser .  He left descendants[378]

9.          JAN van der Plasch .  Living 1313/47.

10.       MARGARETA van Tervuerenm (1292) JAN van Landewijck, son of ---. 

 

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of JEAN I Duke of Brabant & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre (27 Sep 1275-Château de Tervueren 27 Oct 1312, Brussels Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[379].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records that "Iohannis filius eius" succeeded "Iohannis primus dux Lotharingie, Brabantie et Lemburgie" in 1294[380].  He succeeded his father in 1294 as JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records death in 1312 of "Johannes secundus…dux Lotharingie, Brabancie et Lymburgie marchioque Sacri Imperii"[381]

m (contract Jan 1278 or 1279, Westminster Abbey 8 or 9 Jul 1290) MARGARET of England, daughter of EDWARD I King of England & his first wife Infanta doña Leonor de Castilla (Windsor Castle 11 Sep 1275-1318 or after 11 Mar 1333, bur Brussels, Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the birth in 1275 at Windsor of "filiam…Margaret" to "Alienora uxor regis, regina Angliæ"[382].  A charter dated 6 Jan 1278 (O.S.?) records negotiations for the marriage between “E....roi d’Engleterre...vestre fille” and “Johan. duk de Lother. et Braibant...mon fiz[383].  The marriage contract between “Johan...duc de Lother. et de Braibant...Johan nostre eisne fiz” and “Edw...roi d’Engleterre...Margarete fille le roi” is dated Jan 1278 (O.S.?)[384].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes secundus…dux Lotharingie, Brabancie et Lymburgie marchioque Sacri Imperii" married "Margaretam filiam Eduardi primi regis Anglie"[385].  The Annales Halesiensibus record the marriage "1290 XVII Id Iul" of "Margaretam filiam regis" and "Iohannes filius et heres ducis Brabantie"[386].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "VI Id Jul" at Westminster of "Johannes filius et hæres Johannis ducis Brabantiæ" and "Margaretam filiam regis Anglie"[387].  The Annales Londonienses record the marriage "VII Id Iul" in 1290 of "domina Margareta…regis Angliæ filia" and "Johanni filio ducis Brabantiæ"[388]

Mistresses (1) - (3): ---. 

Mistress (4): ELISABETH Cordeken [Gortygin], daughter of [--- Seigneur de Gottignies & his wife ---].  Her son is named "nobili viro Ioanni Gortygin domino in Glymes" born to "patre…Ioanne duce Brabantiæ…matre…Elysabeth Gortygin" in the 27 Aug 1344 charter quoted below.  [Goethals quotes “un vieux manuscrit” (no citation reference) which names “Elisabeth, fille du seigneur de Gottignies” as the mother of Jan Heer van Glymes[389].  The reliability of this information is unknown, especially considering other obvious errors in the same manuscript.] 

Duke Jean II & his wife had one child: 

1.         JEAN de Brabant (1300-Brussels 5 Dec 1355, bur Villers).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannem ducem…tercium" as the son of "Iohannes…dux" and his wife Margaret[390].  He succeeded his father in 1312 as JEAN III “le Triomphant” Duke of Brabant.   

-        see below

Duke Jean II had four illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (4) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage have not yet been identified): 

2.          JAN van Corsselaer (-after 19 May 1373)"Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata", referring to rights for life of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[391].  Heer van Witthem, Wailwilre, Machelen, la Rochette en Colonster. 

-        HEREN van WITTHEM

3.          JAN van Wyvliet (-killed in battle ----).  1341/1363.  Heer van Blaesveld en Kuyc.  m MARGARETA Pipenpoy, daughter of RUDOLF Pipenpoy & his wife --- (-after 15 May 1348).  "Domina Margareta filia Rudolphi Pypenpoy, uxor domini Witfliet Domini de Blaesvelt" is named in 1347[392]. 

4.          JAN Magermann (-[1355/57]).  m as her first husband, ADELISE d'Elsies, daughter of ---.  She married secondly (before 14 Apr 1357) Godefried van Bourdeel.

Duke Jean II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (4): 

5.          JAN Cordeken (-1361 before 3 Nov).  Emperor Ludwig legitimated "nobili viro Ioanni Gortygin domino in Glymes" born to "patre…Ioanne duce Brabantiæ…matre…Elysabeth Gortygin" by charter dated 27 Aug 1344[393]Heer van Glymes. 

-        HEREN van GLYMES

 

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant & his wife Margaret of England (1300-Brussels 5 Dec 1355, bur Villers-la-Ville, Brabant).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannem ducem…tercium" as the son of "Iohannes…dux" and his wife Margaret[394].  He succeeded his father in 1312 as JEAN III “le Triomphant” Duke of Brabant, and Limburg.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the death in 1355 of “Ioannes dux Brabantiæ” and the succession of “filia eius senior Ioanna, qui tunc Wenceslao fratris regis Boemiæ nupta fuit[395]

m ([19 Jul] 1311) MARIE d'Evreux, daughter of LOUIS de France Comte d'Evreux [Capet] & his wife Marguerite d'Artois [Capet] (1303-31 Oct 1335, bur Brussels, Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Mariam filiam domini Ludovici fratris Regis Francie" as the wife of "Iohannem ducem…tercium"[396].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes tertius" married "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[397]

Mistress (1): ISABELLA van Vene [Ermengarde van Vilvoorde], daughter of ---.  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Vilvorden procreata", referring to rights for life of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[398]

Mistresses (2) - (x): ---.  The names of the mothers of Jean III’s other illegitimate children have not been ascertained. 

Jean III & his wife had six children:

1.         JEANNE (24 Jun 1322-Brussels 1 Dec 1406, bur Brussels Carmelite Church).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[399].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannam" as the daughter of "Iohannes…dux" and wife Marie[400].  She succeeded her father in 1355 as JEANNE Dss of Brabant, Dss of Limburg.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the death in 1355 of “Ioannes dux Brabantiæ” and the succession of “filia eius senior Ioanna, qui tunc Wenceslao fratris regis Boemiæ nupta fuit[401].  She sold Limburg to Burgundy in 1396.  She abdicated 7 May 1404 in favour of her niece Marguerite de Flandres.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the death in 1406 of “Ioanna ducissa Brabantiæ” and the succession of “Antonius filius Philippi ducis Burgundiæ comitis Flandriæ[402]m firstly (dispensations 21 Oct 1322 and 27 Jan 1323, 1334) GUILLAUME de Hainaut, son of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM IV Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois (1317-killed in battle near Staveren 26 Sep 1345).  He succeeded his father in 1334 as GUILLAUME IV Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM IV Count of Hollandm secondly (contract Damvillers 17 May 1351, dispensation 3o Avignon 8 Aug 1351, Mar 1352) WENZEL of Bohemia, son of JAN King of Bohemia, Comte de Luxembourg & his second wife Béatrice de Bourbon (25 Feb 1337-Luxembourg 8 Dec 1383, bur Orval).  Comte de Luxembourg 1353, created Duke of Luxembourg at Metz 13 Mar 1354.  He succeeded in 1355 as Duke of Brabant and Limburg, MarkGraaf van Antwerpen, in right of his wife. 

2.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (9 Feb 1323-1368, bur Lille Saint-Pierre).  The marriage contract between “Edward...Roi d’Engleterre...nostre eisne filz Ducs de Cornewall” and “Johan Ducs de Lothringe, Brabantie et de Lemburgie et Markys de Seynt Empyre nostre...cousyn...damoisele Magaret file nostre dit cousyn” is dated 3 May 1340[403].  King Edward III requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Johannem ducem Brabantiæ consanguineum nostrum...--- filiam dicti ducis Brabantiæ” and “Edwardum ducem Cornubiæ filium nostrum” by charter dated 30 Oct 1340[404].  King Edward III requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Johannem ducem Brabantiæ consanguineum nostrum...filiam dicti ducis Brabantiæ” and “Rex...primogenitum nostrum Edwardum principem Walliæ et comitem Cestriæ”, as well as the marriage between “Johannem ducem Brabantiæ consanguineum nostrum...primogenitum dicti ducis” and “Rex...Isabellam filiam nostram” by charter dated 26 Oct 1344[405].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[406].  The marriage contract must have been terminated before Nov 1345 when negotiations started for Prince Edward’s marriage to one of the daughters of the king of Portugal[407]Betrothed ([1340], contract terminated before Nov 1345) to EDWARD of England "of Woodstock" Duke of Cornwall, son of EDWARD III King of England & his wife Philippa de Hainaut (Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire 15 Jun 1330-Palace of Westminster 8 Jun 1376, bur Canterbury Cathedral, Kent).  m (Saint-Quentin 6 Jun 1347) LOUIS II “de Mâle” Count of Flanders, son of LOUIS I Count of Flanders & his wife Marguerite de France Ctss d'Artois (Maldeghem/Mâle, near Bruges 25 Nov 1330-Saint-Omer 30 Jan 1383, bur Lille Saint-Pierre). 

3.         MARIE (1325-1 Mar 1399, bur Brussels).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[408].  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the marriage in 1347 of “dux Gelriæ” and “tertiam filiam Ioannis ducis Brabantiæ[409].  "Maria de Brabantia…ducissa Gelriæ comitissa Zutphaniæ" founded the church of Turnhout St Pieter by charter dated Jul 1398[410].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Hertich Rennolt" married "hertich Jans van Brabants dochter" who was childless, adding in a later passage that "Maria, dye dochter van Brabant, weduwe van hertich Rennolt" died in 1399 and was buried "toe Tornouwt"[411]m (Tervueren 1 Jul 1347) REINALD II Duke of Gelre, son of REINALD I Duke of Gelre & his second wife Eleanor of England (13 May 1333-4 Dec 1371, bur ‘s-Gravendael). 

4.         JEAN (24 Nov 1327-[1335/36], bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[412]Betrothed ([1330/31]) to ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM III Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois ([1323]-3 Jun 1361).  Froissart records that "li comtez de Hannau" betrothed "madamme Ysabiel sa fille à l’ainnet fil le ducq de Braibant" but that Philippe VI King of France broke the engagement[413]m (contract Crèvecœur-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne 8 Jul 1332) MARIE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE VI King of France & his first wife Jeanne "la Boiteuse" de Bourgogne (-Paris 22 Sep 1333, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers).  Froissart records that Philippe VI King of France betrothed "sa fille" to "l’ainnet fil le ducq de Braibant" after breaking her betrothal to the daughter of the comte de Hainaut[414].  The Chronique Parisienne records the marriage in 1332 of “le filz ainsné du duc de Breban de l’aage de ix ans ou environ“ and “ma dame Marie fille du roy de France Philippe de Valoiz[415].  The Chronique Parisienne records the death “le merquedi aprez la feste saint Mathieu appostre et euvangeliste au moys de septembre“ of “ma dame Marie duchesse de Lanbour fille du roy Philippe de France, qui avoit esté mariée en l’an precedent au duc de Lanbourc filz au duc de Breban” and her burial “à Paris en l’eglise des Freres Mineurs Cordeliers[416]

5.         HENRI (-29 Nov 1349, bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[417].  Heer van Limburg en Mechelen 1347.  Betrothed ([1344], contract terminated before 1347) to ISABELLA of England, daughter of EDWARD III King of England & his wife Philippa de Hainaut (Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire 16 Feb or [Mar] or 16 Jun [1332 or 1334]-[15 Mar/4 May] 1379 or [17 Jun/5 Oct] 1382, bur Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London).  King Edward III requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Johannem ducem Brabantiæ consanguineum nostrum...filiam dicti ducis Brabantiæ” and “Rex...primogenitum nostrum Edwardum principem Walliæ et comitem Cestriæ”, as well as the marriage between “Johannem ducem Brabantiæ consanguineum nostrum...primogenitum dicti ducis” and “Rex...Isabellam filiam nostram” by charter dated 26 Oct 1344[418]Betrothed (Le Louvre 21 Jun 1347) to JEANNE de France, daughter of JEAN de France Duke of Normandie [later JEAN II King of France] & his first wife Bonne of Bohemia (Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, Loiret 24 Jun 1343-Evreux 1373, bur église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis).  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the marriages in 1347 in Paris of “duo filii ducis Brabantiæ...Henricus primogenitus filiam ducis Normanniæ et Godefridus filiam ducis Borbonii[419]

6.         GODEFROI (-after 3 Feb 1352, bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[420].  Heer van Aarschot 1346.  Betrothed (Paris 1347) to [JEANNE] de Bourbon, daughter of PIERRE Duc de Bourbon & his wife Isabelle de Valois (Château du Bois de Vincennes 3 Feb 1339-Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 6 Feb 1378, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the marriages in 1347 in Paris of “duo filii ducis Brabantiæ...Henricus primogenitus filiam ducis Normanniæ et Godefridus filiam ducis Borbonii[421].  The identity of the betrothed of Godefroi de Brabant is not specified.  However, it was probably Jeanne if she was her father’s oldest daughter and therefore most likely the first to have been betrothed.] 

Jean III had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):  

7.          JOANNA (-after 8 Apr 1345).  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata", referring to rights for life of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[422].  Dame de Houtain

Jean III had twenty-one illegitimate children by Mistresses (2) - (x) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage have not yet been identified): 

8.          JEAN Brant (-killed in battle Baesweiler 22 Aug 1371).  Seigneur d'Ayseau et d'Ochamps.    

-        SEIGNEURS d’AYSEAU

9.          WILLEM Brant .  Canon at Louvain.

10.       JAN van Veen .  Living 1354.

11.       JOANNA (-1411 or after).  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata", referring to rights of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris...defunctis”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[423].  m COSTIJN van Raenst, son of ---.  1386/1411. 

12.       JEANNETTEm GODFRIED van der Dilft, son of ---.

13.       MARIE van Veen (-1394).  Nun at Brussels.

14.       ARNOUT van der Hulpenm ELISABETH Moedels, daughter of ---.

15.       HENDRIK van der Hulpen .

16.       MARGARETA van der Hulpenm firstly BERNARDUS van der Spout, son of --- (-before 1387).  m secondly WALTER de Melin, son of ---.  1394. 

17.       MATHILDE (-before 1370)m firstly (1331) WILLEM van Rotselaer, son of ---.  m secondly (before 20 Nov 1353) as his second wife, JAN [III] Heer van Polanen en van de Leck, son of JAN [II] van Duivenvoorde Heer van Polanen & his wife Katharina van Brederode (-3 Nov 1378).

18.       BARBE van Ophem (-1354).  Nun.

19.       NIKOLAUS de Sweerthere .

20.       NIKOLAUS de Werthusen .

21.       daughter .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Wynant”, son of “Iohan delle Capelle” and his wife the “sereur monss. Rigaut de This”, married “une des filhes naturees le duk Iohan de Braibant” but died childless[424].  m WINAND de Henri-Chapelle, son of JEAN de Henri-Chapelle & his wife --- de Thys.

22.       KATHARINAJacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Godefrois...sires delle Capelle”, son of “Iohan delle Capelle” and his wife the “sereur monss. Rigaut de This”, married firstly “damoyss. Katerine filhe naturee Iohan de Braibant” by whom he was childless and secondly “la filhe Gerart de Seraing” and died childless[425].  m as his first wife, GODEFROY de Henri-Chapelle, son of JEAN de Henri-Chapelle & his wife --- de Thys.

23.       daughter .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Mess. Clarembal d’Atrive” married “la filhe natureilhe de Duke Iohan de Braibant[426].  m as his first wife, CLEREMBAUD de Hauterive, son of --- & his wife --- de Dave. 

24.       daughter .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “monss. Radout de Colonster”, son of “mess. Iohanns de Colonster”, married “une des filhes naturee de Duk Iohan de Braybant” but died soon afterwards childless[427]m RADOUT de Colonster, son of JEAN de Colonster & his wife ---. 

25.       HENDRIK van Brussel .

26.       JAN van Overysche .  Priest 1343. 

27.       JAN van Linden .  Priest 1343. 

28.       DIONYSIUS van Leuven .  Priest 1343. 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van GAESBEEK en HERSTAL

 

 

GODEFROI de Brabant, son of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (1209-22 Jan 1254, bur Afflighem).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum postea ducem Lotharingie, Godefrido de Louanio" as the sons of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[428].  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1209 of "Godefridus filius ducis Heinrici"[429].  Heer van Gaesbeek 1236.  "Godefridus de Lovanio…ducis Lotharingiæ frater" confirmed his foundation of "domum de Montæ Sanctæ Mariæ Cisterciensis ordinis…sitam juxta Liniacum in dominio meo", with the consent of "H. ducis Lotharingiæ fratris mei", by charter dated Sep 1237[430].  Seigneur de Baucigny.  "Godefridus dominus de Baucignies frater ducis Brabantie et Maria uxor eius" settled a dispute with the abbey of Thenailles concerning "haya de Harcenies" by charter dated 1245[431].  Heer van Herstal 1247. 

m (before 7 Aug 1243) as her second husband, MARIE van Oudenaarde Vrouw van Pamele, widow of JEAN de Rethel, daughter of ARNOUD [IV] Heer van Oudenaarde en Pamele & his wife Alix de Rosoy (-1277 or after).  The marriage contract of "Jean fils ainé de Hugues comte de Rethel" and "Arnoul d’Oudenarde chevalier…sa fille Marotte" is dated 12 Jun 1225, and provides for the marriage when Jean reached 12 years old[432].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" married "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde" by whom she had four sons and one daughter[433].  "Godefridus dominus de Baucignies frater ducis Brabantie et Maria uxor eius" settled a dispute with the abbey of Thenailles concerning "haya de Harcenies" by charter dated 1245[434].  A charter dated Jun 1246 records an agreement between "Jehan conte de Rethest" and "Godefroy de Louvain et Marie de Audenarde sa femme" concerning "Pertes et Tannion" which were her dower when she married "Jehan le fil le conte Huon de Rethest"[435]

Godefroi & his wife had five children: 

1.         HENRI de Louvain (-1285 after Mar, bur Afflighem).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "primogenitus…Henricus" as eldest of the four sons of "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" and his wife "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde"[436].  Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal, Seigneur de Baucigny.  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[437].  Jean Duke of Brabant sold revenue from “Buscho-Ducis...Laet et Ghieleyde”, after the death of “dominæ Mariæ quondam uxoris domini de Peruwez bonæ memoriæ dominæ de Ninive”, to "Domino Willelmo domino de Hoern" by charter dated 2 Feb 1271, witnessed by "Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio, Walterus Berthout dominus Magliniæ et Henricus dominus de Bautershem"[438].  He acquired Breda from his brother Arnaud in [1273]: Heer van Breda: "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Bruhames" acted as judge "ex parte fratris nostri H. de Lovanio domini de Breda" concerning a dispute about fiefs by charter dated 12 Jan 1273[439].  “Henri de Lovain sires de Harstal et de Breda” granted privileges to “me ville de Ruechon...Fologne...Nedren” by charter dated 4 May 1273[440].  The circumstances under which Henri held any part of Breda (held by his paternal uncle de iure uxoris) have not been ascertained.  “Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Bruhames” confirmed the grant made by “fratris nostri Henrico de Lovanio domini de Breda” by charter dated 13 Jan 1274[441].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[442].  A charter dated 28 Mar 1285 records that Henri de Louvain Seigneur de Herstal declared that his brother Arnaud had guaranteed his lands at “Brunhiamés...[et] en la chastelrie de Rosoit en Tyraische” to “Clémenche contesse de Sames” to assure payment for “Montcornet” which she had sold[443]m ISABEL van Beveren, daughter of DIRK [IV] van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne (-1308).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Henricusde Lovanio" married "Isabellam, filiam domini Theoderici de Bevre"[444].  Van de Putte records her death in 1308 (no source citation)[445]Henri & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN "Tristan" de Louvain (-[8 Feb 1309/17 Jun 1311], bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  Heer van Gaesbeek, Herstal en Montcornet.  "Ioannes de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio" reached agreement with "subditis suis de Leeuw", with the consent of "dominæ de Gaesbeck M. aviæ suæ", by charter dated Apr 1290[446]m (1298) FELICITE de Luxembourg, daughter of HENRI VI Comte de Luxembourg [Limburg-Arlon] & his wife Beatrix d'Avesnes (-6 Oct [1336]).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l’archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[447].  Prioress at Beaumont near Valenciennes, after her husband died.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENRI [II] de Louvain (-after 2 Feb 1323).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l’archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[448].  Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal.  m as her first husband, ISABELLE d'Antoing, daughter of HUGUES [V] Seigneur d'Antoing et d’Epinoy & his wife Marie d’Enghien (-6 Dec 1354, bur Antoing).  Dame d’Antoing et d’Epinoy.  Prévôte de Douai, Châtelaine de Gand.  She married secondly (1325) Alphonse de la Cerda dit d'Espagne Baron de Lunel, and thirdly (16/17 Jul 1327) as his second wife, Jean [II] Vicomte de Melun Comte de Tancarville Seigneur de Belloy-Montreuil, Grand Chamberlain of France (-1359).  An epitaph in the church of Antoing records the death 6 Dec 1354 of "Isabeau dame d’Antoing, d’Espinoy, Sottingien, Chastelainé de Grand jadis femme…à Henry de Lovain, après à Monsieur Alfons d’Espagne et après à Monsieur le Vicomte de Meleum Camberlench de France Segneur de Blandy et de Monstruel"[449]

ii)         JEAN [II] de Louvain (1307/08-23 Aug 1324, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l’archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[450].  Heer van Gaesbeek Seigneur de Montcornet. 

iii)        BEATRICE de Louvain (-[1340/41]).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l’archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[451].  Vrouw van Gaesbeek 1325/[1335].  "Theodericus Heynsberg et Blankenbergh terrarum dominus" donated property, inherited from “domino Godefrido domino quondam de Heynsbergh et de Blankenberg progenitore nostro bone memorie”, to “Margarete de Heynsbergh sorori nostre” by charter dated 31 Oct 1334, witnessed by “...consanguineam nostram domicellam Beatricem de Herstal et de Gasebeke...[452].  Nun at Beaumont near Valenciennes.

b)         JEANNE de Louvain "van Gaesbeek" (-Sep [1315], bur Brussels Carmelite Abbey).  Pope Boniface VIII granted dispensation “non obstante quarto consanguinitatis gradu” for the marriage of “Gerardo domino de Horne et de Outhena” and “Johanne nate quondam Henrici de Lovanio domini castrorum de Gasebecke ac de Haristal, Leodiensis ac Cameracensis diocesium”, at the request of “Mariæ relictæ Phylippi regis Francorum pro eis consanguineis”, dated 7 Jun 1302[453].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated Sep 1302 under which "Arnoldus comes de Losse et de Chiny" confirmed the grant of property by "vir nobilis Gerardus dominus de Hoern" to "dominam Ioannam de Gaesbeke eius uxorem", witnessed by "consanguineum fidelem dominum Wilhelmum de Peterssem, Ioannem castellanum de Montenaco et Arnoldus de Witthem nostros milites"[454].  Dame de Baucigny et Herstal.  A monumental inscription at the Carmelite Abbey in Brussels records the death in Sep 1319 (inaccurate date?) of "Madame Jehanne de Louvain heritière des sennouries et terres de Gaesbeek, Harstal, Bausignies, etc., espouce à monseinour ly cuens Girars [sire de Hornes] et…fiele à Henry de Louvain qui fut nepveu et petit-fieulx à Henry I et II du nom, ducs de Lothier-Brabant, cuens de Louvain"[455]m (Papal dispensation 7 Jun 1302, contract 11 Sep 1302) as his first wife, GERARD [II] Heer van Horne, Altena, Weert, Perwez en Herlaer, son of WILLEM [IV] Heer van Horne & his [first wife Marguerite de Looz] (-3 May 1333, bur Brussels Carmelite Abbey). 

Henri had [one probably illegitimate child by an unknown mistress]: 

c)          [MARIE de Louvain "van Gaesbeek" (-[1323])Crombecq records her parentage, marriage, the couple’s living at Wolfshagen, and her date of death[456].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  Her marriage date and the chronology of her supposed descendants suggest that Marie was much older than her supposed sister Jeanne.  If that is correct, it is uncertain why the latter inherited Baucigny and Herstal and not Marie, unless Marie was illegitimate.  m ([before 1284]) ARNAUD [I] de Hellebecq, son of ---.] 

2.         ARNAUD de Louvain (-before 22 Jun 1287).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Arnulphus" as second of the four sons of "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" and his wife "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde"[457].  [“Arnoldus a Lovanio dominus de Breda” granted freedoms to “homines ville de Oisterhout” by charter dated 29 Jun 1262[458].  This document is probably misdated as Hendrik [IV] was still Heer van Breda at that date.]  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[459].  Heer van Gaesbeck en Herstal.  Heer van Breda, by right of his wife.  “Arnoldus de Gasebeke tutor legitimus et dominus terre de Breda” donated property to Roosendaal by charter dated 5 Nov 1268[460].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth uxor eius" enfeoffed "fideli suo Nicolas de Cats militia" with "hæredibus…in Offendrecht" by charter dated 1270[461].  Arnaud resigned Breda (apparently temporarily) in favour of his brother Henri in [1273], as noted above.  Boeren discusses the circumstances of this transfer and the location of “Bruhames” [Brunehamel, near Rozoy, Champagne] which is named in the following document[462].  Seigneur de Brunehamel: "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Bruhames" acted as judge "ex parte fratris nostri H. de Lovanio domini de Breda" concerning a dispute about fiefs by charter dated 12 Jan 1273[463].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[464].  A charter dated 28 Mar 1285 records that Henri de Louvain Seigneur de Herstal declared that his brother Arnaud had guaranteed his lands at “Brunhiamés...[et] en la chastelrie de Rosoit en Tyraische” to “Clémenche contesse de Sames” to assure payment for “Montcornet” which she had sold[465].  After his death, Breda was shared between Gerard van Wesemaal and Raso van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke: Jean I Duke of Brabant confirmed “Gerardus de Wesemale miles” in “dimidietatem totius terræ de Breda”, following the death of “consanguinei nostri Arnoldi de Lovanio domino de Breda”, with “Raso dominus de Lidekerke” holding “oppidum de Breda”, by charter dated end-Jun 1287[466]m (before 5 Nov 1268) ISABELLA van Breda Vrouw van Breda en Schoten, daughter of HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Breda & his wife Isabelle --- (-10/11 Feb [1280/81]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "de Lovanio…Arnulphus" married "hæredem terræ de Breda" but was childless[467].  The date of her marriage is established by the charter dated 5 Nov 1268 which is quoted above.  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[468].  A charter dated 17 Apr 1281 records that "la terre de Breda" had reverted to "Jean duc de Brebant" after the death of "Isabelle femme d’Arnou de Lovain nostre cousin iadis dame de Breda"[469]

3.         GERARD de Louvain .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Heer van Gaesbeck.  Provost at Nivelles. 

4.         GODEFROI de Louvain .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   1277/97.  Provost at Nivelles.

5.         JEANNE de Louvain (-[1 Apr] 1291).  "Maria quondam uxor viri nobilis domini G. de Lovanio" granted property "Faisbertain" to "Ioannæ filiæ meæ" for her marriage by charter dated 14 Apr 1253 (which does not name the daughter’s future husband)[470].  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[471].  "Th…dominus de Heynsberg et domina Johanna collateralis nostra" renounced rights in favour of the Norbertinerstifte at Heinsberg by charter dated 1282[472].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et domina Johanna uxor eiusdem" confirmed the privileges of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 2 Feb 1290[473]m (after 14 Apr 1253) DIETRICH von Heinsberg, son of HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim, Herr zu Blankenburg und Löwenburg & his wife Agnes von Heinsberg (-before 26 Jul 1303). 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van GLYMES

 

 

JAN Cordeken, illegitimate son of JEAN II Duke of Brabant & his mistress Elisabeth Cordeken [Gortygin] (-1361 before 3 Nov).  Emperor Ludwig legitimated "nobili viro Ioanni Gortygin domino in Glymes" born to "patre…Ioanne duce Brabantiæ…matre…Elysabeth Gortygin" by charter dated 27 Aug 1344[474]Heer van Glymes.  Letters dated 3 Nov 1361 record the partition made between “les enfants de messire Iean seigneur de Glimes et de dame M. de Iodoigne[475]

m AGNES de Jodoigne, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[476].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  Letters dated 3 Nov 1361 record the partition made between “les enfants de messire Iean seigneur de Glimes et de dame M. de Iodoigne[477]

Jan & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN van Glymes (-after 1376).  Heer van Glymesm ISABELLE de Walhain dite de Rupemont Dame d’Opprebais, daughter of GUILLAUME de Walhain & his wife Agnes de Corbais.  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, without citing the source which confirms the information[478].  Jan & his wife had children: 

a)         JAN van Glymes (-1428).  Damen records his parentage, some details of his career, and date of death[479]Heer van Glymes.  His maternal grandmother Agnes de Corbais, in her testament dated 2 Mar 1391, bequeathed “la seigneurie...à Tourines” to “messire Jean de Glymes son...fils de sa fille[480].  Jeanne Dss of Brabant granted “nos hautes seigneuries des villes de Glymes et de Toribisoul” to “messire Jean de Glymes” by charter dated 7 May 1397[481]m ISABELLE van Grave dite de Grez Dame de Thorembais, daughter of BAUDOUIN van Grave Seigneur de Thorembais & his wife Aleide de Boxhorn.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[482].  Jan & his wife had children: 

i)          JAN van Glymes (-1427)

-         see below

ii)         BOUDEWIJN van Glymes (-after 1429).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn” was dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462) in the presence of “Baudouin de Glymes frère dudit testateur[483].  A document dated 1429 records that “domicella Johanna de Bergis supra Zoniam domina et de Grimbergis et Melyn filia quondam domini Henrici de Berghis militis et domicellus Joannes de Glymes eius maritus” owed money to “domicello Balduino de Glymes domino de Glymes filio quondam domini Joannis domini de Glymes militis, fratrique prefati domicelli Joannis[484]

-         SEIGNEURS de BIERBAIS, de CHAUMONT et de BEAURIEU, SEIGNEURS de TOURINNES[485]

b)         ISABELLE de Glymes (-1425).  Goethals records her parentage and three marriages[486].  Dame de Saint-Paul.  Her maternal grandmother Agnes de Corbais, in her testament dated 2 Mar 1391, bequeathed “la terre de Saint-Paul” to “dame Isabeau de Glymes dame de Chaumont et à Jean du Pay sire de Chaumont son mari[487]m firstly (1382) GODEFROI de Juppleu Seigneur de Blanmont, son of LOUIS de Juppleu & his wife Geneviève de Pitpance.  m secondly JEAN Doupey Seigneur de Chaumont, son of --- (-after 2 Mar 1391).  m thirdly as his second wife, BAUDOUIN de Hénin Seigneur de Fontaine-l’Evêque, de Sebourg et de la Marche, son of JEAN de Henin & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Géry. 

2.         [JACOB van Glymes .  Goethals records his supposed parentage, marriage and descendants[488].] 

-        SEIGNEURS de REFAYT, STAVE, BONEFFE, JODOIGNE, GRAVEN van GLYMES, MARQUIS de FLORENNES

3.         MARIE de GlymesThe marriage contract of “Joannes dictus van der Baren de Chamont junior, filius Joannis dictus van der Baren” and “Maria filia domini Joannis domini de Glymes militis” is dated 19 Mar 1359[489]m (contract 19 Mar 1359) JAN van der Baren Seigneur de Chaumont, son of JAN van der Baren & his wife ---. 

 

 

JAN van Glymes, son of JAN Heer van Glymes & his wife Isabelle van Grave (-1427).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462) in the presence of “Baudouin de Glymes frère dudit testateur”, bequeathed property to “dame Jeanne de Bautersem son épouse...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[490]

m (1418) JOHANNA van Bautersem, Vrouw van Bergen op Zoom en Grimbergen, daughter of HENDRIK van Bautersem Heer van Bergen op Zoom & his first wife Johanna van de Aa Vrouw van Grimbergen (-1440).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “dame Jeanne de Bautersem son épouse...[491].  A document dated 1429 records that “domicella Johanna de Bergis supra Zoniam domina et de Grimbergis et Melyn filia quondam domini Henrici de Berghis militis et domicellus Joannes de Glymes eius maritus” owed money to “domicello Balduino de Glymes domino de Glymes filio quondam domini Joannis domini de Glymes militis, fratrique prefati domicelli Joannis[492]

Jan & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JAN van Glymes (-1494, bur Bergen op Zoom).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[493]Heer van GlymesHeer van Bergen op Zoom.  A charter dated 5 Apr 1470 records that “messire Jehan de Glymes chevalier seigneur de Berghes” succeeded to “le fief...de Braine, gisante à Melyn” after the death of “feu messire Anth, à son vivant seigneur de Walhain, son frère[494].  “Meesteren Janne van Glymes” certified that “Jans van Glymes heere van Walhain ridders” had received “heerlicheyden van Bergen-opten-Zoom” from “Jans van Glymes syns vaders”, by charter dated 22 Dec 1481[495]m MARGUERITE de Rouvroy, daughter of GAUTHIER de Rouvroy Seigneur de Saint-Simon & his second wife Marie de Commercy.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which this information is based[496].  Jan & his wife had children: 

a)         FILIP van Glymes (-killed in battle Nancy 1474).  Baron van Grimbergen.  m as her second husband, JEANNE de Hamal, widow of ROGER van Petershem, daughter of ARNAUD de Hamal Seigneur d’Elderen, Herne & Schalkhoven & his wife Anne de Trazegnies Dame de Trazegnies. 

b)         HENDRIK van Glymes (-Cateau-Cambresis 7 Oct 1502, bur Cambrai Notre-Dame).  Bishop of Cambrai 1480. 

c)         JAN van Glymes (-Brussels 20 Jan 1531).  Seigneur de Walhain.  “Meesteren Janne van Glymes” certified that “Jans van Glymes heere van Walhain ridders” had received “heerlicheyden van Bergen-opten-Zoom” from “Jans van Glymes syns vaders”, by charter dated 22 Dec 1481[497]Heer van GlymesHeer van Bergen op Zoomm (before 12 Dec 1487) ADRIENNE de Brimeu, daughter of GUY de Brimeu Seigneur de Humbercourt & his wife Antoinette de Rambures.  The marriage contract between “jouffrouwe Adriaenen van Brimeu...dichter wylen heeren Guy van Brimeu heere van Humbercourt” certified the dower granted by “Jans van Bergen heere van Walhaing ridders” by charter dated 12 Dec 1487[498].  Jan & his wife had children: 

i)          JAN van Glymes ).  Seigneur de Walhain.  m (1511) ANNE de Bourgogne, daughter of PHILIPPE de Bourgogne Heer van Beveren & his wife Anna van Borselen.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which this information is based[499]

ii)         ADRIANA van Glymes (Schloss Wouw 9 Mar 1495-27 Jun 1524, bur Idstein).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which this information is based[500]m (Bergen op Zoom 24 Aug 1514) PHILIPP I Graf von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, son of ADOLF III Graf von Nassau in Wiesbaden und Idstein & his wife Margareta von Hanau-Lichtenberg (Köln 26 Apr 1492-Idstein 6 Jun 1558, bur Klarenthal). 

iii)        ANNA van Glymes (-15 Jul 1541).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which this information is based[501]m (18 Jun 1509) ADOLPHE de Bourgogne Heer van Beveren, son of PHILIPPE de Bourgogne Heer van Beveren & his wife Anna van Borsselen (-7 Dec 1540, bur Sanderburg). 

iv)       ANTON van Glymes (13 May 1500-27 Jun 1541)Heer van Glymes.  Heer van Bergen op Zoom.  Comte de Walhain Apr 1533.  Markies van Bergen op Zoom May 1533.  m (contract 12 Mar 1520) JACQUELINE de Croÿ, daughter of HENRI de Croÿ Comte de Porcien & his wife Charlotte de Châteaubriand.  The marriage contract between “Anthonyse van Bergen jongste soene heeren Jans heere van Bergen-opten-Zoom ridders...” and “jouffrouwen Jacquelynen van Croy” is dated 12 Mar 1520[502].  Anton & his wife had children: 

(a)       JAN van Glymes (-in Spain 22 May 1567)Markies van Bergen op Zoom, Comte de Walhain.  The University of Leiden website records his career[503]m MARIE de Lannoy Dame de Molembaix et de Solre-Château, daughter of JEAN de Lannoy Seigneur de Molembaix & his wife Jeanne de Ligne (-after 1567). 

(b)       ROBERT van Glymes (-1564).  Prince-bishop of Liège 1557.  Duc de Bouillon.  Marquis de Franchimont. 

(c)       LODEWIJK van Glymes (-[1562).  Comte de Walhain. 

(d)       ANNA van Glymes )m firstly (1543) ROBERT de la Marck Seigneur d’Arenberg, son of ROBERT [II] de la Marck Seigneur d’Arenberg & his wife Walpurgis van Egmond.  m secondly HENDRIK van Montfoort Heer van Abbenbroucq, son of KAREL van Montfoort & his wife Charlotte van Brederode. 

(e)       MENCIA van Glymes (-1561).  Dame de Walhain et Eignebrakel.  m (1558) JEAN de Merode Graaf van Olen, Heer van Petersem, son of HENDRIK van Merode & his wife Franziska van Brederode (-1602). 

d)         CORNELIS van Glymes (-[1508/09]).  Goethals records his parentage, marriage, and children, without citing the sources on which this information is based[504].  Heer van Zevenbergen.  m (1481) MARIA MARGARETA van Zevenbergen, daughter of AREND Heer van Zevenbergen & his wife Maria van Vianen.  Cornelis & his wife had children: 

i)          MARGARETA van Glymes (-after 1551).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage[505]m FLORIS van Egmond Graaf van Buren, son of FREDERIK Graaf van Egmond & his wife Alix van Culemborg (-25 Oct 1539). 

ii)         MARIE de Glymes (-1566).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage[506]m LOUIS de Ligne Baron de Barbançon, son of GUILLAUME de Ligne Seigneur et Baron de Barbançon & his wife Adrienne de Halluin (-bur Barbançon). 

iii)        MAXIMILIAAN van Glymes (-1544).  Butkens records his parentage[507]Heer van Zevenbergen. 

2.         JACQUELINE van Glymes (-1462, bur Beersele).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[508].  The marriage contract between “dominus Henricus dominus de Beersele miles filius quondam domini Joannis domini de Witthem militis, et domicellus de Witthem, altus advocatus seu tutor de Comines, dominus de Brania-Allodii et de Plancenoit, filius eiusdem domini Henrici, quem habuit a domina Margarita de Edinghen sua...conthorali” and “domicellæ Jacobæ de Glymes filiæ quondam domini Joannis de Glymes militis, quam habuit a quondam domina Joanna, domina de Bergis supra Zoniam, sua...conthorali” is dated 23 Mar 1438[509]m (contract 23 Mar 1438) HENDRIK [III] van Witthem Heer van Beersele Seigneur de Braine-l’Alleud et de Plancenoit, son of HENDRIK [II] van Witthem Heer van Beersele & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien (-1454, bur Beersele). 

3.         HENDRIK van Glymes (-[1440]).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[510]

4.         ANTON van Glymes (-before 12 Mar 1470).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[511]A charter dated 5 Apr 1470 records that “messire Jehan de Glymes chevalier seigneur de Berghes” succeeded to “le fief...de Braine, gisante à Melyn” after the death of “feu messire Anth, à son vivant seigneur de Walhain, son frère[512]

5.         FILIP van Glymes .  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[513]

-        HEREN van GRIMBERGEN, GRAVEN van GRIMBERGEN, PRINSEN van BERGEN[514]

6.         ISABELLE van GlymesThe testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[515]

7.         GERTRUDE van Glymes .  Nun at Brussels, Clarissans: the testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...Jean de Glymes son fils aîné...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...damoiselle Isabelle maisnée et à damoiselle Gertude la jeune religieuse à Sainte-Claire de Bruxelles...Henri de Glymes son fils la terre et seigneurie de Melyn...Antoine leur fils serait homme d’église...Philippe leur fils...la terre de Grimberghe[516]

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van DONGELBERG, HEREN van WAVER, HEREN van PAMEL en LEDEBERG

 

 

Dongelberg is located about 2 kilometres south-west of Jodoigne, about 30 kilometres south-east of Brussels, in the present-day Belgian province of Brabant wallon [Waals-Brabant], arrondissement Nivelles, commune Jodoigne.  Waver/Wavre is located about 15 kilometres due west of Dongelberg.  Both fiefs were granted by Jean II Duke of Brabant to his illegitimate brother Jan Meeuwe in 1303 and 1304 (see below).  Ledeberg (about 5 kilometres north-east of Ninove, on the eastern outskirts of Roosdaal in the Oost-Vlaanderen province) and Pamel (adjacent to Roosdaal to the north-west) passed to Jan Meeuwe on his second marriage.  The family of the earlier heren van Dongelberg, between the 12th and early 14th century, has not been studied apart from the references cited immediately below. 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         WILLEM van Dongelberg (-after 1160).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[517].  "…Willelmus de Donglebert et Gerardus frater eius…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[518]

2.         HENDRIK van Dongelberg (-after 1142).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[519]

3.         GERARD van Dongelberg (-after 1160).  "…Willelmus de Donglebert et Gerardus frater eius…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[520]

 

 

1.         WILLEM van Dongelberg (-after 1304).  Heer van DongelbergDuke Jean II granted la terre de Dongelberg”, after the death of the current holder “le seigneur Guillaume”, to Jan Meeuwe by charter dated 1304[521]

 

 

The later Dongelberg/Waver family, descended from an illegitimate son of Jean I Duke of Brabant, was studied most recently by Comte Baudouin d’Ursel[522].  He clarified numerous problems with the descent, correcting in particular difficulties introduced by Butkens.  His solutions have been incorporated in the following reconstruction.  However, one innovation in this reconstruction is Jan [III] Heer van Dongelberg, supposed son of Jan [II], who is not shown by Baudouin d’Ursel.  His existence explains the obvious chronological difficulties with the children of Hendrik and Lodewijk van Dongelberg, shown below as Jan [III]’s brothers, if all three brothers belonged to the previous generation.  His suggested existence also clarifies the distinction between the two branches of this family, the heren van Dongelberg all being descended from Jan [I] Meeuwe’s first marriage and the heren van Waver from his second. 

 

 

JAN [I] Meeuwe, illegitimate son of JEAN I Duke of Brabant & his mistress --- ([1275/90?]-[22 Jun 1333/1339]).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: Jean II Duke of Brabant granted “les droictures...que sire Willem de Dongelbert tient à Dongelbert” to “Jehan Meewe nos...freire” by undated charter[523].  His birth-date is estimated based on his father’s birth in 1253 and the likely chronology of his descendants.  Heer van Waver: Jean II Duke of Brabant granted la seigneurie de Wavre que tenaient de lui Jean sire de Wavre et Alis sa femme” to Jan Meeuwe by charter dated 25 Jul 1303[524]Heer van Dongelberg: Duke Jean II granted la terre de Dongelberg”, after the death of the current holder “le seigneur Guillaume”, to Jan Meeuwe by charter dated 1304[525].  Duke Jean II granted land to Hannekin de Malines, frère du duc” by charter dated 1310, sealed by Jan Meeuwe[526].  Duke Jean II granted rights to Cortenberg by charter dated 1312, witnessed by “…Heer Jean Meeuwen onsen broeder, heer van Wavre ende van Dongelberge…[527]Jean II Duke of Brabant confirmed that “Jehans Meewe chevalier sire de Wavre et de Dongelbert” granted “la moitié de la terre de Dongelbert...et toute la terre de Wavre”, the latter inherited from “madame Margarite qui fu fille Jehan de Pamele femme dou dit monseigneur Jehan Meeuwe”, to “Jehan son ainsei filh” by charter dated 25 Oct 1317[528]Henric van Lovene heer van Gaesbeke ende van Haerstal” and “Jan Meuwe heer van Wavere ende van Donghelberghe ridder en Margriete vrouwe van Pamele ende van Waver syn wyf” agreed their respective rights in Pamel, noting rights of “Bernard der voirseifen Margrieten sone, dien sie hadde van Reineren van Borgnivael”, by charter dated mid-Jul 1319[529]"…Ioannes Meewe dominus de Wavere...milites..." guaranteed the 1323 charter under which "Otto dominus de Cuyck et Heverle" granted “oppidum nostrum de Gravia” to the duke of Brabant[530]Monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Wavre” sealed a charter of [his stepson] Bernard seigneur de Bornival” dated Dec 1327[531].  Galesloot records a charter dated 22 Jun 1333 which confirmed “Jean Meeuw” in possession of Dongelberg[532]Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that Jan died in 1339 or before, noting that “le livre des cens de Corbeek” named “Heer Jan Mieuwe heer van Wavre ende van Corbeken” in 1308 but “Heer Willem, heer van Corbeke, ridder, ende vrouwe Margareta syn huysvrouwe” in 1339[533].  Jan Meeuwe may have died a few years earlier than 1339: as noted below, his son Willem was a minor when succeeding as Heer van Waver, while “Willem heer van Waver” was one of the arbitrators (therefore was of age at the time) who issued judgment dated 22 May 1339 in the dispute between Willem’s brother Filips and his wife’s stepson Jan [VI] van Schoonhoven (see below).  An epitaph at “Pamele aen den Dendre” records “Jan van Wavre ruddere, heere van Pamele ende Parue bij Vulvoorde; ende Margriete, zijn wijf: ende Jan zijn zeune, ruddere, heere van Pamele[534].  In connection with the later claim to Wedergraet, “Le sire de Schoonhoven” produced in Nov 1449 two drawings “des tombes de l’église des carmes à Bruxelles”, the second “sire Guillaume de Wavre décédé en 1340” with the arms of Brabant “traversées par une barre d’argent, signe de bâtardise” and his wife “Marie de Wedegrate” with the arms of Ledeberg[535].  

m firstly ---.  Van de Perre and Van Hauwe suggest Jan Meeuwe’s first marriage, this first wife being the mother of his oldest son Jan[536].  This seems the best explanation for the Dongelberg and Wavre properties being held by different lines of descent from Jan Meeuw as shown below. 

m secondly ([1310/15?]) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Pamel, widow of RENIER van Bornival, daughter of JAN van Pamel Heer van Pamel en Ledeberg & his wife Imaina [van Wedergraet] (-[1345 or after 1350], Brussels église des Carmes).  Her parentage and first marriage are indicated by the 20 Dec 1306 charter which records that “René de Bornival de concert avec l’oncle de sa femme Bernard de Pamele” renounced claims over land “appartenant à l’hôpital Saint-Jean[537]The Marquis de Trazegnies suggests her birth in [1285/90] (which seems compatible with her marriages and the births of her children), indicates that her first husband died “vers 1316”, dating her second marriage to 1317[538].  However, her oldest son by her second marriage is referred to (but not named) in the 25 Oct 1317 charter cited below), which suggests her marriage a few years earlier, say [1310/15?].  Her first marriage is also indicated by the statement of Roland de Bornival who claimed the heerlijkheid Meerbeke at the feudal court of Brabant 16 Feb 1445 (N.S.) and swore that “Jean de Wedergrate chevalier” had “un fils...Othon qui lui succéda dans la seigneurie de Meerbeek, et après Othon, Marie, sa fille”, and that “Messire Jean” had a sister who married “Bernard [Renier, see below] de Bougeval [=de Bornival] chevalier” by whom she had “cinq fils et une fille : Jean, Roland, Philippe, Guillaume, Henri et Mathilde. Les fils moururent sans postérité, sauf Roland, qui eut un fils...Roland, qui fut le père du défendeur”[539]..  Her father’s identity and her second marriage are confirmed by the following document: Jean III Duke of Brabant confirmed that “Jehans Meewe chevalier sire de Wavre et de Dongelbert” granted “la moitié de la terre de Dongelbert...et toute la terre de Wavre”, the latter inherited from “madame Margarite qui fu fille Jehan de Pamele femme dou dit monseigneur Jehan Meeuwe”, to “Jehan son ainsei filh” by charter dated 25 Oct 1317[540]Henric van Lovene heer van Gaesbeke ende van Haerstal” and “Jan Meuwe heer van Wavere ende van Donghelberghe ridder en Margriete vrouwe van Pamele ende van Waver syn wyf” agreed their respective rights in Pamel, noting rights of “Bernard der voirseifen Margrieten sone, dien sie hadde van Reineren van Borgnivael”, by charter dated mid-Jul 1319[541]She founded a hospital at Waver with her son Willem in 1336[542].  Van de Perre and Van Hauwe indicate that Margareta was living in Mar 1343 (N.S.) (no source cited), died in 1345, and was buried in Brussels église des Carmes[543].  Van de Perre and Van Hauwe show a photograph of the grave displaying images of “Willem van Waver en zijn moeder (Margareta van Ledeberg)”, the former with his father’s shield, the latter with the Ledeberg arms, between the two images are the shield of Bornival, the shield of Wedergraet is shown to the right of Margareta, of Van Aa above, and below one which resembles that of Roubaix[544].  The significance of the order in which the arms are shown on the epitaph has not been ascertained.  It should also be borne in mind that such epitaphs and grave images were often installed many decades later than the death of the individuals in question so are not always accurate in their depictions.  In connection with the later claim to Wedergraet, “Le sire de Schoonhoven” produced in Nov 1449 two drawings “des tombes de l’église des carmes à Bruxelles”, the second “sire Guillaume de Wavre décédé en 1340” with the arms of Brabant “traversées par une barre d’argent, signe de bâtardise” and his wife “Marie de Wedegrate” with the arms of Ledeberg[545].  The following document suggests that Margarita’s date of death in her epitaph is incorrect: Marguerite de Pamele” bought revenue from “dame Mahaus, femme de Jehan Frison” to donate to the priory of Basse-Wavre for the anniversary of her deceased husband, by charter dated 1350[546].] 

Jan [I] Meeuwe & his first wife had one child: 

1.         JAN [II] Meeuwe van Dongelberg ([1300/05?]-[1354/55]).  Jean III Duke of Brabant confirmed that “Jehans Meewe chevalier sire de Wavre et de Dongelbert” granted “la moitié de la terre de Dongelbert” (and the whole after his death) to “Jehan son ainsei filh”, the latter renouncing “la terre de Wavre” in favour of “li enfant madame Margarite qui fu fille Jehan de Pamele femme dou dit monseigneur Jehan Meeuwe” while retaining the right of repurchase, by charter dated 25 Oct 1317[547]Heer van DongelbergIf it is correct, as suggested above, that Jan’s father died before 1339, the following document refers to Jan his son (who therefore also assumed the name “Meeuw”), always assuming that the charter is correctly dated: “dominus Johannes dictus Mewe dominus de Donghelberghe…” witnessed a charter dated 17 Jul 1339 under which Jan van Immerseel ceded land to Park-lez-Louvain abbey[548]The [1355] book of fiefs of Jean III Duke of Brabant records “Johannes filius domini Johannis Meewe, domini de Wavera” holding “bona de Donghelbergh”, in the same way as his father [before him] (“prout pater suus ea tenere solebat”)[549].  His date of death is suggested by the 26 May 1354 document of his supposed son Jan [III] which suggests that his father had recently died or was incapacitated by illness.  m ---.  The name of Jan’s wife is not known.  An indication of her family connections is provided by the following document: [her sons] Jean de Donglebiert chevalier et Robert de Donglebiert écuyer, tous deux du même lignage que Godefroid delle Motte de Huppaingne leur cousin” made payments to the same Godefroi “comme chacun des membres du lignage” to help him pay a fine by charter dated 9 Sep 1366[550].  Jan [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         JAN [III] van Dongelberg ([1325/30?]-after 9 Sep 1366).  The existence of this Jan [III] has not been confirmed.  However, the chronology of the descendants of his supposed brothers Hendrik and Lodewijk suggests that they could not have been sons of Jan [I].  His suggested existence is consistent with the following documents, the wording of which suggests that promisor’s father was still alive at that date, and also considering that Jan [II] was called “Meeuwe” in the 17 Jul 1339 document cited above.  “Jean de Dongelberg, fils de Jean Meeuwe, seigneur de Dongelberg, chevalier” promised to make payments to “Robert de Dongelberg” by charter dated 26 May 1354[551].  “Jean de Donglebiert chevalier et Robert de Donglebiert écuyer, tous deux du même lignage que Godefroid delle Motte de Huppaingne leur cousin” made payments to the same Godefroi “comme chacun des membres du lignage” to help him pay a fine by charter dated 9 Sep 1366[552]The Fiefs de Namur record that “Mess. Jehan de Donglebier” bought part of fiefs from “mess. Lowy de Juppleu”, the fief later held by “Henri de Donglebert, par échéance de mons. son frère”, and later by “Henry fils mess. Henry de Donglebert, jadit seigneur de Longchamp...par échéance de son père”, and even later by “mess. Johan Surlet, mari de dame Oude, sœur dudit Henry et par sa déshéritance, de même que le fief d’Ambresin, pare déshéritance to Warner, fils dudit mess. Henry”, undated[553], the inheritance by his brother suggesting that Jan died childless. 

b)         ROBERT van Dongelberg ([1330/35?]-after 9 Sep 1366)Jean de Dongelberg, fils de Jean Meeuwe, seigneur de Dongelberg, chevalier” promised to make payments to “Robert de Dongelberg” by charter dated 26 May 1354[554].  This document, as well as the 9 Sep 1366 document cited below, suggests that Robert was his father’s second son.  Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that “Jan van Dwongelberghe…avec ses frères Robert et Louis” witnessed the 1362 marriage contract of “Imaine de Wavre avec Simon de Herbais[555].  “Jean de Donglebiert chevalier et Robert de Donglebiert écuyer, tous deux du même lignage que Godefroid delle Motte de Huppaingne leur cousin” made payments to the same Godefroi “comme chacun des membres du lignage” to help him pay a fine by charter dated 9 Sep 1366[556].  This document indicates that Jan and Robert were full brothers.  Robert de Donglebert” held land “qui furent mess. Joh. Miewe, gisant entre Noville-sur-Mehaigne et Ais-en-Refays...des rentes à Ambresin”, the fief being later “Henry de Donglebert, par échéance de mess. Robert son frère”, undated[557], this record suggesting that Robert died childless and his next younger brother Hendrik inherited his properties.  m as her second husband, MARGARETA van Binckem, widow of GERARD van Lintre Heer van Waenrode [Diest], daughter of ---.  Baudouin de Ursel suggests that Robert a sûrement dû se marier avec Marguerite de Binckem”, noting a 4 Jan 1369 charter recording that “messire Johan de Wanroide chevalier” acquired “la seigneurie de Hautepenne” by succession to “sa mère Marguerite de Buncheym”, reserving the usufruct to “son père messire Robert de Donglebierc chevalier[558], but also noting that Jan van Waenrode fought at Baesweiler and that his receipt of compensation bore the Diest arms and suggesting therefore that he was Robert’s stepson. 

c)         HENDRIK van Dongelberg ([1335/40?]-after 1378).  His inheritance of property held by his brother Robert (see above) suggests that Hendrik was his father’s third son.  [The following document indicates that Hendrik renounced his rights to Dongelberg (presumably after the death of his older brother Jan [III]) which passed to his (presumably younger) brother Lodewijk: a register at the Feudal Court of Brabant records “Jean, fils de messire Louis, fils de Mons. Jehan de Meeuwe” holding “la maison et ville de Dongelbert” and that “son frère Henri a renoncé à son droit[559].  The difficulty relates to “son frère” which could apply either to Lodewijk or his son Jan.  However, as noted below, no other record has been found of Jan having an older brother named Hendrik.]  ...Mess. Lowy de Jupleu, mess. Bureal de Jupleu, sire do chastial de Boneffe, Henri de Donglebert...” witnessed the 28 Nov 1372 charter under which “Gielle de Fontenellez relève le manoir de Fontenellez par esquanche et proismeté de Philippe de Fontenellez son oncle[560].  “Robert de Donglebert” held land “qui furent mess. Joh. Miewe, gisant entre Noville-sur-Mehaigne et Ais-en-Refays...des rentes à Ambresin”, the fief being later “Henry de Donglebert, par échéance de mess. Robert son frère”, undated[561].  He was taken prisoner at Baesweiler in 1371: an [undated?] charter records compensation paid to “Henri de Dongelbert, jadis prisonnier à Basweiler, sous Robert de Namur”, and a charter dated 1378 [the same? unclear from Raadt’s text] sealed by “Henrici de Donglebiert[562]Henri de Donglebier” exchanged property, previously possessed by “messire Jehan de Donglebier jadit nos frère”, with “son…frère Lowys de Donglebier”, Hendrik retaining “les maisons et tenures de Brehan et de Marilles…les fiefs d’Ambresin et d’Upigny” which “feu Jean de Dongelberg” had granted him, by charter dated 18 May 1376[563]Mess. Jehan de Donglebier” bought part of fiefs from “mess. Lowy de Juppleu”, the fief later held by “Henri de Donglebert, par échéance de mons. son frère”, and later by “Henry fils mess. Henry de Donglebert, jadit seigneur de Longchamp...par échéance de son père”, and even later by “mess. Johan Surlet, mari de dame Oude, sœur dudit Henry et par sa déshéritance, de même que le fief d’Ambresin, pare déshéritance to Warner, fils dudit mess. Henry”, undated[564]m ([before 1370?]) --- d’Elzée Dame de Longchamps, daughter of ---.  Borman says that “Henri de Dongelberg chevalier sire de Longchamps, Brehen, Marilles” married “N. d’Elzée dame de Longchamps” (no source cited)[565].  Baudouin d’Ursel suggests that this is vraisemblable pour ne pas dire certain”, noting that the Elzée family possessed the seigneurie de Longchamps[566].  Hendrik & his wife had six children: 

i)          ODA van Dongelberg ([1370/75?]-[before 16 Jul 1416?]).  Her marriage date suggests that Oda was one of her parents’ oldest children.  “Mess. Jehan de Donglebier” bought part of fiefs from “mess. Lowy de Juppleu”, the fief later held by “Henri de Donglebert, par échéance de mons. son frère”, and later by “Henry fils mess. Henry de Donglebert, jadit seigneur de Longchamp...par échéance de son père”, and even later by “mess. Johan Surlet, mari de dame Oude, sœur dudit Henry et par sa déshéritance, de même que le fief d’Ambresin, pare déshéritance to Warner, fils dudit mess. Henry”, undated[567].  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “monss. Fastreit Bareit de Lardier” married “dame Ide filhe Wery de Lavoir” as her second husband and that their son “mess. Iohans Surles” married “alle filhe de saingnor de Loncamp” after his father died and “en sont de jovenes enfans[568].  Borman dates their marriage to “vers 1390[569].  Her absence from the 16 Jul 1416 charter which names her brothers and sisters suggests that Oda was deceased at the time.  m ([1390]) JAN Surlet Seigneur de Langdris et d’Aldenhoven, son of FASTRE Baré de Lardier & his wife Ide de Lavoir (-before 14 May 1409).  A charter dated 14 May 1409 records that “Fastrey Barey fils de mess. Jehan Surlet” acquired revenue “ayant appartenu à Jehan de Donglebier, par succession de son père[570]

ii)         JAN van Dongelberg (-[29 Feb 1424/1426]).  Cousins Jan van Dongelberg (see below) and Jan van Dongelberg Seigneur de Longchamps agreed peace with Jan Heer van Glymes by charter dated 15 Nov 1401[571]A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe seigneur de Longchamps chevalier, pour lui et pour Warnier et Henri, demoiselles Marguerite et Marie, ses frères et sœurs, Gérard de Hulleberge pour la susdite demoiselle Marguerite, et Jean de Sombreffe mari de demoiselle Marie[572]m (14 Sep 1402) METTE [Mathilde] de Hemricourt Dame de Lamine, daughter of RASO de Hemricourt Seigneur de Lamine & his wife Mathilde d’Argenteau (after 1426).  Baudouin d’Ursel records her parentage and marriage[573]

-         SEIGNEURS de LONGCHAMPS[574]

iii)        WARNER van DongelbergA charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe seigneur de Longchamps chevalier, pour lui et pour Warnier et Henri, demoiselles Marguerite et Marie, ses frères et sœurs, Gérard de Hulleberge pour la susdite demoiselle Marguerite, et Jean de Sombreffe mari de demoiselle Marie[575]

iv)       HENDRIK van Dongelberg (-1438).  “Mess. Jehan de Donglebier” bought part of fiefs from “mess. Lowy de Juppleu”, the fief later held by “Henri de Donglebert, par échéance de mons. son frère”, and later by “Henry fils mess. Henry de Donglebert, jadit seigneur de Longchamp...par échéance de son père”, and even later by “mess. Johan Surlet, mari de dame Oude, sœur dudit Henry et par sa déshéritance, de même que le fief d’Ambresin, pare déshéritance to Warner, fils dudit mess. Henry”, undated[576].  A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe seigneur de Longchamps chevalier, pour lui et pour Warnier et Henri, demoiselles Marguerite et Marie, ses frères et sœurs, Gérard de Hulleberge pour la susdite demoiselle Marguerite, et Jean de Sombreffe mari de demoiselle Marie[577]

-         SEIGNEURS de FERNELMONT et de BREHEN[578]

v)        MARGARETA van Dongelberg .  A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe seigneur de Longchamps chevalier, pour lui et pour Warnier et Henri, demoiselles Marguerite et Marie, ses frères et sœurs, Gérard de Hulleberge pour la susdite demoiselle Marguerite, et Jean de Sombreffe mari de demoiselle Marie[579]Baudouin d’Ursel records her parentage, marriage, and some details about her husband[580]m ([1405]) as his second wife, GERARD van Huldenberg, son of --- (-after 1418). 

vi)       MARIA van Dongelberg A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe seigneur de Longchamps chevalier, pour lui et pour Warnier et Henri, demoiselles Marguerite et Marie, ses frères et sœurs, Gérard de Hulleberge pour la susdite demoiselle Marguerite, et Jean de Sombreffe mari de demoiselle Marie[581]Baudouin d’Ursel records her parentage, marriage, and some details about her husband[582]m JEAN de Sombreffe Seigneur de Faverchinnes [Farciennes], son of GODEFROI de Sombreffe Seigneur de Faverchinnes & his wife Isabelle d’Ottignies Dame d’Ottignies, Henripont, Rixensart, Niel-Saint-Martin (-after 22 Aug 1426). 

d)         LODEWIJK van Dongelberg (-1383).  Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that “Jan van Dwongelberghe…avec ses frères Robert et Louis” witnessed the 1362 marriage contract of “Imaine de Wavre avec Simon de Herbais[583]Heer van DongelbergMessire Louis fils messire Jehan de Mowe” was recorded as holding “la maison et ville de Dongelberg...” [particulars of the fief are described] as reported “par ledit Jehan del malaise l’an 1495[584]Heer van Dongelberg: Louis seigneur de Dongelberg chevalier...Wilhem seigneur de Wavre écuyer” sealed the confirmation of “la Charte de Cortenberg” in 1372[585]A charter dated 1374 records compensation paid to “Louis van Donghelberghe chev., jadis prisonnier [à Basweiler, sous Robert de Namur]”, sealed by “Ludovvici de Donglebiert[586]Henri de Donglebier” exchanged property, previously possessed by “messire Jehan de Donglebier jadit nos frère”, with “son…frère Lowys de Donglebier”, Hendrik retaining “les maisons et tenures de Brehan et de Marilles…les fiefs d’Ambresin et d’Upigny” which “feu Jean de Dongelberg” had granted him, by charter dated 18 May 1376[587]Butkens records that Lodewijk died in 1383 (no source cited)[588]m [IDE] de Herbais, daughter of PIERRE de Herbais Seigneur de Wysne & his wife ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly did Pietres freires a monss. Symon de Herbais ly jovenes, at quatre fis demoran, à Wynes desoir Landres en Braybant” had four sons and “une filhe chevaleresse...mariée alle saing. de Dongbiert, s’en at des beaz enfans plusseurs[589].  Butkens names her “Ide” (no source cited)[590].  Borman names her “Ide de Herbais, mariée à Louis de Dongelberghe chevalier sire de Dongelberg, combattant de Basweiler” (no sources cited)[591].  Borman & Poncelet record the Herbais family genealogy[592].  Lodewijk & his wife had four children: 

i)          JAN van Dongelberg (-[1449/21 Mar 1450], bur Seraing-le-Château Saint-Martin).  A register at the Feudal Court of Brabant records “Jean, fils de messire Louis, fils de Mons. Jehan de Meeuwe” holding “la maison et ville de Dongelbert” and that “son frère Henri a renoncé à son droit[593].  See above, under Jan’s paternal uncle Hendrik, for an interpretation of the words “son frère Henri”.  Heer van Dongelberg: Dnus Joes de Dongelberge miles filius qudam dni Ludovici de Dongelberge militis” promised payments to “Waltero dicto van [der] Bulct cl[er]ico” by charter dated 28 Aug 1401[594].  Cousins Jan van Dongelberg and Jan van Dongelberg Seigneur de Longchamps (see above) agreed peace with Jan Heer van Glymes by charter dated 15 Nov 1401, sealed by “Iob. dni de Doeglebgio[595].  Seigneur de Seraing-le-Château: Evrarde delle Marche seigneur d’Arberch et du Nuechastel...” ratified the sale of “la terre et forteresse de Seraing” made by “notre...filz...Jacques delle Marche” to “notre...cousin monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Donglebert” by charter dated 19 Jun 1437[596]Seigneur de Bommelette: Le Roy records that Jan succeeded to the seigneurie de Bommelette after the death of his brother Peter, noting that Jan died 1449[597]Dongelberghe records that Jan “releva cette seigneurie [=Bommelette] en 1445[598]Jan died before 21 Mar 1449 (O.S.) when his son Lodewijk “relevait la seigneurie de Bommelette, suite au trépas de Jean, seigneur de Dongelberg, chevalier, son père[599]An epitaph at Seraing-le-Château Saint-Martin records the burial of “messire Jehan de Donglebert chevalier sgr de Dongelbert et Bomelette” who died 1449[600]

-         HEREN van DONGELBERG[601]

ii)         PETER van Dongelberg (-[15 Apr 1443/1445]).  A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe, fils de Louis, seigneur de Dommelberghe, chevalier, pour lui et pour Pierre, Walter et Ode ses frères et sœur pour la moitié[602].  Seigneur de Bommelette: Dongelberghe names “Petrus de Dongelberge dominus de Bomalettes”, noting that he acquired the seigneurie 16 Dec 1435, that he bequeathed harvest to “ecclesia d’Incourt” for his anniversary 15 Apr 1443, and died without legitimate children[603].  Peter died before 1445 when his brother Jan held Bommelette as noted above.  Baudouin d’Ursel suggests that Peter “pourrait être le grand-père de Henri de Dongelberg, fils de Pierre, qui relève deux bonniers de terre à Ottignies le 28 août 1482 par le transport de Pierre du Mont”, the last-named having bought the land from Jan van Dongelberg (died 1449, see above) who had inherited it from his brother Peter[604].  Baudouin d’Ursel shows his two illegitimate sons and descendants[605]

iii)        WALTER van Dongelberg (-before 20 Nov 1443).  A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe, fils de Louis, seigneur de Dommelberghe, chevalier, pour lui et pour Pierre, Walter et Ode ses frères et sœur pour la moitié[606]m as her first husband, GUDULA van Glymes, daughter of JACOB van Glymes Seigneur de Boneffe & his wife Elise de Juppleu (-before 24 Sep 1474).  Baudouin d’Ursel records her parentage and two marriages[607].  She married secondly Jan Gielys

-         DONGELBERG[608]

iv)       ODA van Dongelberg (-after 1430).  A charter dated 16 Jul 1416 names “Jean de Dommelberghe, fils de Louis, seigneur de Dommelberghe, chevalier, pour lui et pour Pierre, Walter et Ode ses frères et sœur pour la moitié[609]Dongelberghe records that “Oda de Dongelberge”, daughter of Lodewijk, married “Ioanni domino de Bommale” by whom she had “Ludovicum, Ioannem et Odam”, and that she was a widow in 1430 (no sources cited)[610].  m JAN Heer van Bomal, son of [JACON Heer van Ruppemont & his wife ---.]  Baudouin d’Ursel suggests that Jan Heer van Bomal was the same person as “messire Jehan de Bommale filz messire Jaque de Ruppemont”, named in the Spechtboek (listing Brabant fiefholders from 1374)[611]

Jan Meeuwe & his second wife had three children: 

2.         WILLEM van Waver ([1312/15?]-[1340/44], bur Brussels église des Carmes).  His featuring with his mother in their joint epitaph suggests that Willem was her oldest son.  If that is correct, Willem was his mother’s unnamed son referred to in the following document: Jean III Duke of Brabant confirmed that “Jehans Meewe chevalier sire de Wavre et de Dongelbert” granted “la moitié de la terre de Dongelbert...et toute la terre de Wavre”, the latter inherited from “madame Margarite qui fu fille Jehan de Pamele femme dou dit monseigneur Jehan Meeuwe”, to “Jehan son ainsei filh” by charter dated 25 Oct 1317[612]Heer van Waver: the 1355 Stootboek records that “Willem Sires de Wavres” received “la ville justice et jurisdiction de Wavre…”, naming [his maternal half-brother] “Le sires de Borneval mambour[613], the latter appointment indicating that Willem was still a minor when his father died.  In connection with the dispute between Willem’s brother Filips and his wife’s stepson Jan [VI] van Schoonhoven (see below), arbitrators “Willem heer van Waver, Willem Heer van Pipenpoy, Jan Pasteel van Aarschot, Walter Pipenpoy” decided in favour of Jan van Schoonhoven by charter dated 22 May 1339[614], indicating that Willem had then reached the age of majority.  Willem’s birth is therefore dated approximately to [1318/20], assuming that his parents’ marriage is correctly dated as shown above.  The “livre des cens de Corbeek” named “Heer Willem, heer van Corbeke, ridder, ende vrouwe Margareta syn huysvrouwe” in 1339[615]: the connection between Willem Heer van Waver and Corbeke is confirmed by the 18 Jan 1353 (O.S.) charter quoted below under his son.  Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume. Les deux derniers moururent sans laisser d’enfants” [incorrect in the case of Willem, as noted below][616].  A grave at Brussels église des Carmes shows images of “Willem van Waver en zijn moeder (Margareta van Ledeberg)”, the former displaying his father’s shield[617].  Van de Perre & Van Hauwe record his death in 1340 (no source cited)[618].  Willem was named as deceased in the 1344 charter quoted below under his son.  The [1355] book of fiefs of Jean III Duke of Brabant names “Willelmus filius quondam domini Johannis Miwe” holding “bona de Wavera”, noting that “Johannes filius quondam domini Willelmi de Wavera tenet modo[619]m (before 1339) MARGARETA, daughter of ---.  The “livre des cens de Corbeek” named “Heer Willem, heer van Corbeke, ridder, ende vrouwe Margareta syn huysvrouwe” in 1339[620]Willem & his wife had two children: 

a)         JAN van Waver (-[1367])Heer van Waver.  A charter dated 1344 names Dominus Joannes de Wavere miles, filius q. domini Joannis Meeuwe militis, et dominus Philippus eius frater qui comprehendunt in hoc Joannem de Wavere filius q. domini Wilhelmi militis…[621]The [1355] book of fiefs of Jean III Duke of Brabant names “Willelmus filius quondam domini Johannis Miwe” holding “bona de Wavera”, noting that “Johannes filius quondam domini Willelmi de Wavera tenet modo[622]Borman records that Jan van Waver “relève la seigneurie de Hermalle à la cour féodale de Liège” 14 May 1357[623].  Jan died before 15 Apr 1368 when his wife’s second husband was named “sire...de Hermale” (his wife’s property) as noted below.  m (before 15 Jul 1356) as her first husband, JULIANA van Oudenaarde, daughter of ARNOUD van Oudenaarde Seigneur de Lumain & his wife Alix de Hermalle (-[28 Sep 1377/1383], bur Leffe abbey, near Dinant).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “mess. Wilhelmes quy morit sans hoirs et dois filhes, ly ainsnée at a mary mons. Wilhelme Lardenois le jovene saingnor de Spontin et de Waveres, et ly atre at mons. Englebert de Haccourt saignor de Hermalles et de Haversen”, and giving details of their descendants[624].  Baudouin d’Ursel dates the marriage to before 15 Jul 1356[625].  The source which corresponds to this date has not been identified.  She married secondly ([1367/15 Apr 1368]) as his second wife, Guillaume Seigneur de Spontin.  “Wilhames sire de Spontin et de Hermale” issued a charter dated 15 Apr 1368[626].  “Dame Juliane de Lumagne dame de Wavere et de Spontin”, with the consent of “messire Wilheame sires de Spontin son marit et mambour”, divided her rights in “Hermalle”, in the name of “Wilheame de Wavere son fil” who inherited them “par l’obbit messire Johan de Wavere son pere”, with “damoiselle Marie de Wavere fille de la dite dame Juliane” by charter dated 29 Jul 1373[627].  She was named as living in the 26/28 Sep 1377 charter of her son Willem quoted below.  Jan & his wife had three children: 

i)          WILLEM van Waver (-[1384]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “mess. Wilhelmes quy morit sans hoirs et dois filhes...[628]Heer van Waver.  “Louis seigneur de Dongelberg chevalier...Wilhem seigneur de Wavre écuyer” sealed the confirmation of “la Charte de Cortenberg” in 1372[629]Dame Juliane de Lumaing dame de Wavre et de Spontin”, with the consent of “Wilhaume sire de Spontin son marit et mambour”, transferred rights in “Hermalle”, inherited “par l’obbit messire Johan de Wavre son père”, to “Wilhaume de Wavre son fil” by charter dated 29 Jul 1373[630].  “Wilheames sire de Wavres escuyer” confirmed his grants to “Engelbert fil de...messire R. de Haccourt chevalier et esquevin de Liege” and “damiselle Marie suer a Wilheame et femme...a Engelbert devant nomme” regarding “le fief...de Hermalle deseur Chamont...”, after the death of “dame Juliane de Lumaing dame de Wavre et de Spontin, mere a Wilheame sovent nommeit”, by charter dated 26/28 Sep 1377[631].  A charter dated 15 Sep 1378 notified that “Wilheames sires de Wavres, de Hermalle et de Ehins” ceded revenue “sour le terre de Hermalle”, excluding the rights of “Engelbert de Hacourt son seroige”, and “terre---gisans entre Chamont et Cleirmont, joindant...le terre les enfans damme Juette de Chamont”, to Liège Saint-Lambert[632]Borman indicates that Willem “mourut sans postérité vers 1384” (no source cited)[633].  Baudouin d’Ursel dates the marriage to before 15 Jul 1356[634]m as her first husband, MARGARETA van Meldert, daughter of --- (-after 1417).  Her first marriage is indicated by the following document: Marie de Wavre dame de Havresin et de Hermal et Engelbert de Haccourt ses mari et mambours sires d’icelles chevalier” and “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers” divided “la terre de Wavre”, noting the payments to “dame Magrite Miadrage dame de Boutersem...pour se dowaire...sur le dicte terre de Wavre, de par messire Guillames sires de Wavre, se mary jadis, nostre...frère”, by charter dated 30 Oct 1399[635].  She married secondly (after [1384]) Hendrik van Witthem Heer van Boutersem.  She married thirdly Willem van Ranst.  Butkens records her family origin, second and third marriages, naming her third husband "Willaume de Ranst fils de messire Henry", granted “oppidum nostrum de Gravia” to the duke of Brabant, and that was a widow in 1417 (no sources cited)[636]

ii)         MARGARETA van Waver (-before 30 Oct 1399, bur Leffe).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “dois filhes, ly ainsnée at a mary mons. Wilhelme Lardenois le jovene saingnor de Spontin et de Waveres...[637].  The marriage contract between “Wilhaumes ly Ardenois sire de Spontin et Wilhaumes ly Ardenois son fils” and “medame Juliane de Lumaing dame de Wavre, de Spontin et de Hermalle avoech li messires Jehans sire de Donglebiert manbour...pour...damoiselle Margrite...fille...a medam Juliane devant dite” is dated 15 Jun 1370[638]Vrouw van Waver 1384.  The 30 Oct 1399 charter of her son Robert suggests that Margareta was deceased at the time.  m (contract 15 Jun 1370), her stepbrother, GUILLAUME Seigneur de Spontin, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Spontin & his first wife Agnes de Juppleu (-[1420], bur Leffe). 

iii)        MARIE van Waver (-1419, bur Hermalle).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “dois filhes...ly atre at mons. Englebert de Haccourt saignor de Hermalles et de Haversen”, and naming their children[639].  Baudouin d’Ursel records her marriage contract dated 1 Aug 1375[640]Wilheames sire de Wavres escuyer” confirmed his grants to “Engelbert fil de...messire R. de Haccourt chevalier et esquevin de Liege” and “damiselle Marie suer a Wilheame et femme...a Engelbert devant nomme” regarding “le fief...de Hermalle deseur Chamont...”, after the death of “dame Juliane de Lumaing dame de Wavre et de Spontin, mere a Wilheame sovent nommeit”, by charter dated 26/28 Sep 1377[641].  “Marie de Wavre dame de Havresin et de Hermal et Engelbert de Haccourt ses mari et mambours sires d’icelles chevalier” and “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers” (who names the former “me...tante”) reached agreement on dividing “la terre de Wavre”, noting the property rights of “Marie de Sombreffe me...espouse” and the payments to “dame Magrite Miadrage dame de Boutersem...pour se dowaire...sur le dicte terre de Wavre, de par messire Guillames sires de Wavre, se mary jadis, nostre...frère”, by charter dated 30 Oct 1399[642].  An epitaph at Hermalle records the burial of “Englebier de Hacour chevalier jadis sire de Hermale” who died 1415 and “dame Marie de Waveri son espeuse iadit dame de Hermalle” who died 1419, and “Johans leus fies” who died 1405 “le jour de S. Lulze[643]m (contract 1 Aug 1375) ENGELBERT de Haccourt, son of RASO de Haccourt & his second wife Marie d’Ossogne (-1415, bur Hermalle).  Borman & Poncelet record the Haccourt family genealogy[644].  Seigneur de Hermalle.  A charter dated 15 Sep 1378 notified that “Wilheames sires de Wavres, de Hermalle et de Ehins” ceded revenue “sour le terre de Hermalle”, excluding the rights of “Engelbert de Hacourt son seroige”, to Liège Saint-Lambert[645]

Jan had [one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress]: 

iv)        [EVRARD bastaard van Wavre (-after 1365).  Baudouin d’Ursel suggests that “un bâtard de Wavre, Evrard, cité comme fils de Jean, seigneur de Wavre en 1365” was the son of this Jan Heer van Waver[646].] 

b)         MARGARETA van WaverHer parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 18 Jan 1353 (O.S.) under which “Jean Seigneur de Wavre” confirmed “Marguerite sa sœur et Jean de Diedeghem son mari” in “tous les biens de Corbeke sur la Dyle[647].  m (before 18 Jan 1354) JAN van Diedeghem, son of JAN van Diedeghem & his wife Lelia Swaef.  Spelkens records his parentage, his mother being the sister of Katerina Swaef wife of Margareta’s paternal uncle Jan (see below)[648]

3.         JAN van Waver (-1378, bur Pamel).  Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume[649]Heer van Pamel: his half-brother Bernard van Bornival transferred Pamel to Jan in 1326[650].  The duke of Brabant granted Perk to him in 1354[651]: Baudouin d’Ursel says that Jan acquired Perk from “Marguerite de Liedekerke, veuve de Jean de Leefdael[652], presumably confirmed by the dukeJean III Duke of Brabant granted “le bois de la Hutte près de Bourdeaulx, la Haie de Wavre, celle de Bivelet” with hunting rights by charter dated Dec 1354[653].  Drossard de Brabant, named as such 18 Aug 1355[654].  Wauters notes that Jan swore homage to Louis II Count of Flanders avec la bataille de Scheut” (although noting that at that time “presque tous les Brabançons en firent autant”), that he remained loyal to Flanders and in Jan 1357 held Mechelen for Flanders, being recorded in 1361 as an adviser to the count (no source citation)[655].  Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that “Jan van Dwongelberghe…avec ses frères Robert et Louis” witnessed the 1362 marriage contract of “Imaine de Wavre avec Simon de Herbais[656].  Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that “Jan van Dwongelberghe…avec ses frères Robert et Louis” witnessed the 1362 marriage contract of “Imaine de Wavre avec Simon de Herbais[657].  “Marguerite de Wavre…de concert avec son père, avec son second mari, et avec Bernard sire de Bornival” submitted accounts “de sa tutelle à son fils Jean de Schoonhoven, devant les échevins de Bruxelles” 25 Apr 1375 (no source citation)[658]An epitaph at “Pamele aen den Dendre” records “Jan van Wavre ruddere, heere van Pamele ende Parue bij Vulvoorde; ende Margriete, zijn wijf: ende Jan zijn zeune, ruddere, heere van Pamele[659].  Van de Perre & Van Hauwe record his death in 1378 (no source cited)[660]m firstly KATERINA Swaef, daughter of NIKOLAAS Swaef & his wife Lelia Noltens (-after 1362).  Molina establishes her parentage, noting her father’s mentions as échevin de Bruxelles in 1327, 1328, 1330 and 1332[661]Katerina Swaef was named as Jan’s wife in 1354 and 1362[662]m secondly MARGARETA, daughter of --- (-bur Pamel).  An epitaph at “Pamele aen den Dendre” records “Jan van Wavre ruddere, heere van Pamele ende Parue bij Vulvoorde; ende Margriete, zijn wijf: ende Jan zijn zeune, ruddere, heere van Pamele[663].  [An obituary book of Ninove records the death of “Dna Maria uxor Joannis de Pamele” [no date][664].  One possibility is that this entry relates to the second wife of Jan van Waver.  Another is that it refers to Jan van Pamel Heer van Pamel en Ledeberg, Jan’s maternal grandfather (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY).]  Jan & his first wife had four children:

a)         MARGARETA van Waver ([1340]-after 13 Aug 1378).  Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume...Jean l’aîné eut trois filles : l’aînée épousa le sire de Schoonhoven...[665].  The date of her first marriage is estimated very approximately for compatibility with the chronology of her descendants.  If it is correct, Margareta was probably born just before her father died or was posthumous.  Marguerite de Wavre…de concert avec son père, avec son second mari, et avec Bernard sire de Bornival” submitted accounts “de sa tutelle à son fis Jean de Schoonhoven, devant les échevins de Bruxelles” 25 Apr 1375 (no source citation)[666].  “Vrouwe Margete van Wavre vrouwe van Rotselaer ende van Scoenhoven, her Jan he van Rotselaer erfdrossate in Brabant vogt van Tricht, der selve vrouwe Margete man ende…momboir, Jan van Scoenhoven ende joufvrouwe Margete van Scoenhoven syn suster beide wettige kinde vrouwer Margeter voirs, her Simon van Harbais he van Golaere ridder verwaende daer in suenne kinderen die hy hadde van vrouwe Meynen van Wavre wilen was, sinen wittighen wive, vrouwe Kateline van Wavre vrouwe van Mande ende heer Jean Barnage he van Mande hue man alse hue wettighe momboer, en her Otto van Wavre canonic in sente piets berck te Loevene brued vrouwen Margeten en vrouwe Katteline voors” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[667]Vrouw van Pamel, Ledeberg, en Corbeek.  m firstly (3 Nov 1355[668]) JAN [VI] Heer van Schoonhoven, son of JAN [V] Heer van Schoonhoven & his first wife Margareta van Lille (-[before 1365]).  m secondly JAN [II] van Diegem, son of JAN [I] Heer van Diegem & his wife Lelia Swaef[669]m thirdly (1372) JAN van Rotselaar seneschalk van Brabant, son of ---. 

b)         MEYNEN [Imaina] van Waver (-before 13 Aug 1378).  The order of names in the 13 Aug 1378 charter quoted above in full under her sister Margareta suggests that Meynen was her father’s second daughter.  This is also consistent with her descendant Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, claiming her succession and swearing that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume...Jean l’aîné eut trois filles...la troisième [épousa] Simon de Herbais, qui en eut Jean de Herbais, qui fut père d’un autre Simon], sœur de Jean, seigneur de Wedergrate, père d’Othon, lequel était père de Marie dont la succession était contestée[670].  The same Simon de Herbais also produced the 28 Oct 1362 marriage contract between “Simon de Herbais chevalier” and “Meynen fille de Jean de Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Perk[671]Baudouin d’Ursel indicates that “Jan van Dwongelberghe…avec ses frères Robert et Louis” witnessed the 1362 marriage contract of “Imaine de Wavre avec Simon de Herbais[672].  She is named as deceased in the 13 Aug 1378 charter quoted below under her husband.  m (contract 28 Oct 1362) as his second wife, SIMON [III] de Herbais, son of SIMON [II] de Herbais & his wife --- (-[1385]).  Baudouin d’Ursel names his father, his first wife “Désirée de Huy”, and other details about his life and descendants[673].  “…her Simon van Harbais he van Golaere ridder verwaende daer in suenne kinderen die hy hadde van vrouwe Meynen van Wavre wilen was, sinen wittighen wive…” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[674]

c)         KATERINA van Waver (-after 13 Aug 1378).  Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume...Jean l’aîné eut trois filles...la seconde [épousa] Jean de Bernage...[675].  Vrouw van Perk en Elewijt.  Van de Perre & Van Hauwe name her Katerina and note that she inherited Perk (no sources cited)[676]…vrouwe Kateline van Wavre vrouwe van Mande ende heer Jean Barnage he van Mande hue man alse hue wettighe momboer…” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[677]m JEAN [III] de Baronaige, son of JEAN [II] de Baronaige & his wife Margareta van Maldegem (-after 13 Aug 1378).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[678].  Wauters records some information about the Baronaige family[679]

d)         OTTO van Waver (-after 13 Aug 1378).  Canon at Louvain Saint-Pierre: …her Otto van Wavre canonic in sente piets berck te Loevene brued vrouwen Margeten en vrouwe Katteline voors” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[680].  Otto’s failure to succeed his father suggests that he was incapacitated in some way. 

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

e)         JAN van Waver (-bur Pamel).  An epitaph at “Pamele aen den Dendre” records “Jan van Wavre ruddere, heere van Pamele ende Parue bij Vulvoorde; ende Margriete, zijn wijf: ende Jan zijn zeune, ruddere, heere van Pamele[681].  The wording of the epitaph suggests that Jan was born from his father’s second marriage.  If that is correct, he was much younger than his sisters.  Presumably he died young. 

4.         FILIPS van Waver (-after 15 Sep 1369).  Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume. Les deux derniers moururent sans laisser d’enfants[682].  Wauters names him “[le] chevalier Philippe de Wavre, surnommé die Jagere ou le chasseur[683]Jean Moreels fils naturel de Jean Meeuwe chevalier” sold property which he had acquired from “Marguerite de Redelghem et Philippe de Wavre son mari” by charter dated 3 Oct 1358[684]Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” pledged part of their lands to “Laurent de Liedekerke, mandataire du châtelain de Bruxelles, Jean seigneur de Bouchout” by charter dated 2 Jul 1369[685].  “Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” renounced their rights to property at “Ympele et de Meerwyck” in favour of “Gérard de Redelghem” by charter dated 15 Sep 1369[686]m (before May 1339) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Redelgem, widow of JAN [V] Heer van Schoonhoven, daughter of DANIEL van Redelgem & his wife --- (-after 15 Sep 1369).  Wauters records her parentage and marriages[687].  Margareta and her second husband had a dispute with her stepson Jan [VI] van Schoonhoven about properties neglected by Hugo Heer van Coudenberg and his wife.  The parties agreed to the arbitration of Willem heer van Waver, Willem Heer van Pipenpoy, Jan Pasteel van Aarschot and Walter Pipenpoy, who decided in favour of Jan van Schoonhoven by charter dated 22 May 1339[688].  The aldermen of Brussels registered an agreement between Jan van Schoonhoven and his stepmother concerning the estate of his grandmother Maria van Coundenberghe, dated 29 and 30 May 1340[689]Jean Moreels fils naturel de Jean Meeuwe chevalier” sold property which he had acquired from “Marguerite de Redelghem et Philippe de Wavre son mari” by charter dated 3 Oct 1358[690]Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” pledged part of their lands to “Laurent de Liedekerke, mandataire du châtelain de Bruxelles, Jean seigneur de Bouchout” by charter dated 2 Jul 1369[691].  “Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” renounced their rights to property at “Ympele et de Meerwyck” in favour of “Gérard de Redelghem” by charter dated 15 Sep 1369[692].  Filips & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         JAN van Waver (-after 15 Sep 1369).  “Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” pledged part of their lands to “Laurent de Liedekerke, mandataire du châtelain de Bruxelles, Jean seigneur de Bouchout” by charter dated 2 Jul 1369[693].  “Philippe et Marguerite, de concert avec leur fils Jean” renounced their rights to property at “Ympele et de Meerwyck” in favour of “Gérard de Redelghem” by charter dated 15 Sep 1369[694]

b)         [PHILIPPOTTE .  Baudouin d’Ursel suggests her parentage, noting that the couple’s son Philippe de Dion bore the arms of Craekhoven la poitrine [de l’aigle] chargée d’un écusson de sable au lion d’or, armé et lampassé de gueules, à la filière engrêlée d’or”, recalling the arms of Brabant[695].  He does not explain why her father, from all the possible descendants of the Brabant family, would have been Filips van Waver, although presumably her name suggests a connection.  m EGIDIUS [Filips] van Craekhoven dit de Dion, son of SIMON van Craekhoven [Echevin de Louvain 1343] & his wife Hedwige de Bonlez dite de Dion.] 

Jan had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

5.          JAN Moreels (-after 3 Oct 1358).  “Jean Moreels fils naturel de Jean Meeuwe chevalier” sold property which he had acquired from “Marguerite de Redelghem et Philippe de Wavre son mari” by charter dated 3 Oct 1358[696]

 

 

 

E.      HEREN van WITTHEM

 

 

The following is only an outline of the reconstruction of the Witthem family, mainly for showing hyperlinks to other families in Medieval Lands, based on Butkens (corrected where possible).  It has not been verified by primary sources unless otherwise shown below and so should be considered a preliminary first attempt.  Fuller reconstructions are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln and Butkens, although the latter is unreliable[697]

 

 

JAN van Corsselaer, illegitimate son of JEAN II Duke of Brabant & his mistress --- ([1295/1312]-after 19 May 1373).  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata", referring to rights for life of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[698]Heer van Witthem, Wailwilre, Machelen, la Rochette en Colonster. 

m firstly KATHARINA van Holslit, daughter of --- (-after 8 Apr 1345).  Butkens records her family origin and marriage[699].  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain quondam Gosuini de Houtheyn" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata", referring to rights for life of “domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Iohannis uxoris”, by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[700]

m secondly as her first husband, AMALBERGA van Duivenvoorde, illegitimate daughter of WILLEM van Duivenvoorde Heer van Oosterhout & his mistress --- (-after 1380).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was living as a widow in 1374[701].  A register of fiefs in Brabant (undated) records that "Herre Willem van Duvenrode.,..Heere van Oosterhout" bought "’t goet te Bautersem bij Thienen" from "den Heere van Valkenborch", inherited by “vrou Berta vrou van Boutersheym syne dochter...Heer Gerrarts wyf vanderHeyden Heer van Boutershem”, after her by “vrou Amelberge van Witthem...wijf Heeren Ians van Corsselaer Heere van Wittham...htmhter Heeren Willems van Duvenrode Heere van Oosterhout[702].  She married secondly (before 1380) Arnoul de Melin Châtelain de Terveuren.  Butkens records her second marriage and notes that she was living with her second husband in 1380, without citing the source which confirms the information[703]

Jan [I] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         JAN [II] van Witthem ([1340?]-[1398/1403]).  Heer van Witthem.  Sénéchal of Brabant.  Damen records that Jan [II] was named “als lid van de maescap van den bastaerden van Brabant” 1390[704].  He died before the 1403 charter quoted below in which his sons were named.  m firstly KATHERINA Hoen van Hoensbroeck, daughter of ---.  m secondly MARIA van Stalle Vrouw van Beersele, Hellebeek, Woluwe, Ruisbroek, daughter of ---.  Jan & his first wife had children: 

a)         JAN [III] van Witthem (-26 May 1443, bur Maastricht Jacobins).  Heer van Witthem.  A charter dated 1403 records an alliance between “die maesscap van den bastaerden van Brabant”, signed by “...her Jan here van Wittham...Henric van Wittham here van Bersele...[705]m (1418) MARGARETA van Pallandt, daughter of WERNER van Pallandt & his wife ---.  Jan & his wife had children: 

i)          FREDERIK van Witthem (-after 1488).  Heer van Witthem.  He sold Witthem 1466 to his maternal uncle Dirk van Pallandt.  m (separated 1488) ANNE Rogmans Vrouw van Bijgaerden, daughter of ---. 

Jan & his second wife had children: 

b)         HENDRIK [I] van Witthem (-before 1 Dec 1406).  Damen records “Hendrik I van Wittem († voor 1 december 1406), heer van Beersel (vanaf 1404 via zijn moeder Maria van Stalle”, son of “Jan II van Wittem (†voor 1403)[706].  A charter dated 1403 records an alliance between “die maesscap van den bastaerden van Brabant”, signed by “...her Jan here van Wittham...Henric van Wittham here van Bersele...[707].  He is named as deceased in the charter dated to before 1 Dec 1406 cited below under his wife.  m KATHERINA van Berchem Vrouw van Berchem en Ranst, daughter of --- (-before 1 Dec 1406).  The court of Ranst granted half of certain properties to “Ide van Berchem vrouwe van Wezemaal” after the death of “vrouwe Katelijne van Berchem, haar nicht en wijff wilen heren Heinric van Wittham” by charter dated to before 1 Dec 1406[708].  Hendrik [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HENDRIK [II] van Witthem (-1444).  His parentage is confirmed by the 23 Mar 1438 marriage contract of his son Hendrik.  Heer van Beersele.  m (1406) MARGUERITE d’Enghien, daughter of --- (-1445).  Her family origin is confirmed by the 23 Mar 1438 marriage contract of her son Hendrik.  The primary source which confirms Marguerite’s precise relationship to the Enghien family has not been identified.  Hendrik [II] & his second wife had children: 

(a)       HENDRIK [III] van Witthem (-1454, bur Beersele)Heer van Beersele.  Seigneur de Braine-l’Alleud et de Plancenoit.  m (contract 23 Mar 1438) JACQUELINE van Glymes, daughter of JAN van Glymes & his wife Johanna van Boutersem (-1462, bur Beersele).  The testament of “domicelli Joannis de Glymes, domini temporalis de Berghe supra Zoniam et de Melyn”, dated 1427 (vidimus dated 16 Jul 1462), bequeathed property to “...damoiselle Jacqueline leur fille aînée...[709].  The marriage contract between “dominus Henricus dominus de Beersele miles filius quondam domini Joannis domini de Witthem militis, et domicellus de Witthem, altus advocatus seu tutor de Comines, dominus de Brania-Allodii et de Plancenoit, filius eiusdem domini Henrici, quem habuit a domina Margarita de Edinghen sua...conthorali” and “domicellæ Jacobæ de Glymes filiæ quondam domini Joannis de Glymes militis, quam habuit a quondam domina Joanna, domina de Bergis supra Zoniam, sua...conthorali” is dated 23 Mar 1438[710].  Hendrik [III] & his wife had children: 

(1)       HENDRIK [IV] van Witthem (-1513, bur Beersele).  Heer van Beersele.  Heer van Boutersem: he bought Boutersem in 1512[711]

-         HEREN van BOUTERSEM

2.         MARGARETA van Witthemm JEAN Seigneur de Sombreffe, son of ---. 

Jan & his second wife had children

3.         HENDRIK van Witthem (-1395 or before)Heer van Boutersem

-        HEREN van BOUTERSEM

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS d’AYSEAU

 

 

The following is an outline only of the Brant family into which more primary source data and information about other family members can be inserted when it emerges.  The information has mainly been copied from Butkens[712], who is not consistently reliable, unless otherwise shown below.  

 

 

JEAN Brant, illegitimate son of JEAN III Duke of Brabant & his mistress --- (-killed in battle Baesweiler 22 Aug 1371)Seigneur d'Ayseau et d'Ochamps. 

m CATHERINE dite Deschamps de Haneffe, daughter of JEAN de Haneffe & his wife Katharina Mascherell van Schoonvorst.  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, without citing the source which confirms the information[713]

Jean & his wife had children: 

1.         JEAN [II] Brant )Seigneur d’Ayseaum JULIANE de Spontin, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Spontin “l’Ardinois” & his wife Margareta van Waver.  Butkens records her parentage and marriage[714].  Jean [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN [III] Brant (-1452)Seigneur d’Ayseaum ISABELLE van Kraainem Vrouw van Grobbendonk, daughter of ---.  Jean [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          ARNAUD Brant (-after 1475).  Heer van Grobbendonk.  m KATHARINA von Heinsberg, daughter of ---.  Arnaud & his wife had children: 

(1)       JEAN [IV] Brant ).  Heer van Grobbendonk.  m as her third husband, ISABELLE van Horne Dame de Perwez, widow firstly of JAN Pinnock Heer van Nieurode and secondly of JAN van Rotselaar, daughter of HENDRIK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez et de Cranenbourg & his wife Isabelle van Diest (-1510).  Goethals records her parentage and three marriages without citing the sources which confirm this information[715]Butkens records her parentage and second and third marriages[716]

(2)       AUGUSTIN Brant (-after 1487).  Heer van Grobbendonk.  m --- van Hamstede, daughter of JAN van Hamstede & his wife ---.  Augustin & his wife had one child: 

(a)       MARGARETA Brant .  Vrauw van Grobbendonk.  Butkens records that she and her husband granted Grobbendonk 20 May 1509 to Philipp von Kleve Herr von Ravenstein for his daughter Amalberga[717]m JAN Styvens, son of ---. 

b)         GUILLAUME Brant (-after 1450).  Seigneur d’Ayseau

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    DUKES of BRABANT 1404-1430 (VALOIS)

 

 

ANTOINE de Bourgogne, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Aug 1384-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Tervueren St Jan).  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon names (in order) "Iohannem ducem Burgundie et Flandrie,Anthonium ducem Brabancie, Philippum ducem de Nevers et Reteers" as the three sons of "Philippus filius regis Francie" & his wife[718].  He was installed as ANTOINE Duke of Brabant and Limburg, Mgf van Antwerpen in 1404, confirmed 1406.  Comte de Rethel at Paris 26 Aug 1405.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici record the death in 1406 of “Ioanna ducissa Brabantiæ” and the succession of “Antonius filius Philippi ducis Burgundiæ comitis Flandriæ[719].  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici names “duce Brabantiæ Antonio” among those killed 23 Oct 1415 fighting the English[720]

m firstly (Arras 21 Feb 1402) JEANNE de Luxembourg Châtelaine de Lille, heiress of Saint Pol and Ligny, daughter of WALERAN [III] de Luxembourg Comte de Saint-Pol et de Ligny & his first wife Matilda Holand (-Tervueren 12 Aug 1407, bur Brussels). 

m secondly (by proxy Prague 27 Apr 1409, in person Brussels 16 Jul 1409) as her first husband, ELISABETH de Luxembourg Herzogin von Görlitz, daughter of JOHANN of Bohemia Herzog von Görlitz, Markgraf von Brandenburg & his wife Richardis von Mecklenburg (Horsewitz Nov 1390-Trier 3 Aug 1451, bur Trier Minoritenkirche).  Dss de Luxembourg, Ctss de Chiny 1411-1433.  She married secondly (dispensation 6 May 1418, Jun 1418) Johann III Duke of Bavaria-Straubing, Jan III Count of Holland and Zeeland, Jean Comte de Hainaut.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the second marriage in 1418 of “relictam Antonii ducis Brabantiæ neptem imperatoris” and “Ioannes de Bavaria” after he resigned “episcopatum Leodiensem in manus filii domini de Heynsberge[721]

Duke Antoine & his first wife had two children:

1.         JEAN (Utrecht 11 Jun 1403-Brussels 17 Apr 1427).  He succeeded his father in 1415 as JEAN IV Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  He founded the University of Louvain 1426.  He treated his wife "with neglect and insult"[722].  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the death in 1427 of “Ioannes dux Brabantiæ”, childless, and the succession of “Philippus frater eius comes S. Pauli, princeps Almaniæ[723]m (The Hague 10 Apr 1418, divorced 1422) as her second husband, JACQUELINE Ctss de Hainaut, Ctss of Holland and Seeland, widow of JEAN de France Duc de Touraine, daughter of GUILLAUME VI Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland and Seeland & his wife Marguerite de Bourgogne (Le Quesnoy 16 Jul 1401-murdered at Schloss Teilingen 8 Oct 1436, bur The Hague).  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the marriage in 1418 of “comitissam Hannoniæ...filiam eius...Iacobæ” and “Ioannis ducis Brabantiæ[724].  She left her husband in 1421, taking refuge in England.  She married thirdly (London 7 Mar 1423) Humphrey Duke of Gloucester.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the second marriage in 1422 (presumably O.S.) of “Humfridus dux Clocestriæ qui regnum Angliæ tunc regebat” and “comitissa Hannoniæ olim nuptam ducis Brabantiæ[725].  She married fourthly (in secret The Hague 1 Jul 1432, openly 1 Mar 1434) Frank van Borselen Graaf van Ostervant

2.         PHILIPPE (25 Jul 1404-Louvain 4 Aug 1430, bur Tervueren).  Comte de Ligny et de Saint Pol.  He succeeded his brother in 1427 as PHILIPPE Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  Gilles de Roye’s Annales Belgici records the death in 1427 of “Ioannes dux Brabantiæ”, childless, and the succession of “Philippus frater eius comes S. Pauli, princeps Almaniæ[726].  Duke Philippe had five illegitimate children by BARBARA Fierens, daughter of ---:

a)         ANTOINE bâtard de Brabant (-Hemixhem 1498, bur Hemixhem).   “Antoine de Brabant” acknowledged receiving money from Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 18 Oct 1447[727].  The chronology suggests that Antoine was the son of Duke Phlippe. 

b)         PHILIPPE bâtard de Brabant (-1465, bur Brussels).  “Philippe bastard de Brabant” acknowledged receiving money from Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 16 Dec 1450[728].  The chronology suggests that Philippe was the son of Duke Phlippe.  Baron van Cruybeke.  m (Bruges 1463) ANNA van Baenst, daughter of JAN JAKOB van Baenst & his wife Margareta van Severen gt Heemstede (-18 Mar 1485, bur Brussels St Gudula).

c)          ISABELLE bâtarde de Brabantm PHILIPPE de la Viéville, son of ---. 

d)         JEAN bâtard de Brabant (-[Soissons] 20 Feb 1495).  Jean Bishop of Soissons acknowledged receiving money from Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy for the education of “Jehan bastard de Brabant” by charter dated 30 Nov 1444[729].  The chronology suggests that Jean was the son of Duke Phlippe.  Canon at Cambrai.  Bishop of Soissons.   Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:  

i)          JEAN bâtard de Brabant (-after 1495). 

e)         GUILLAUME bâtard de Brabant (-after 1454).   “Guillaume bastard de Brabant” acknowledged receiving money from Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 19 Nov 1454[730].  The chronology suggests that Guillaume was the son of Duke Phlippe. 

Duke Antoine & his second wife had two children: 

3.         GUILLAUME (2 Jun 1410-Brussels 10 Jul 1410, bur Brussels).  Père Anselme records his dates of birth and death, and his place of burial, without citing the corresponding primary sources[731]

4.         child (b and d 1412).  Père Anselme records a daughter “morte en bas âge”, without citing the corresponding primary sources[732]

Duke Antoine had [two] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

5.          JEANNE bâtarde de Brabantm PHILIPPE de la Vienne Seigneur de Maumez, son of ---. 

6.          [AGNES van Brabant (-after 9 Jul 1455)A document records the marriage in 1440 of Pedro de Peralta and "Agnes de Brabant"[733].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, she was the cousin of Louis de Luxembourg Comte de Saint-Pol and possible daughter of Duke Antoine[734].  m (Tafello 27 Dec 1440) as his first wife, PEDRO de Peralta Conde de Santisteban, son of don PEDRO de Peralta Señor de Peralta y Andosilla & his wife doña Juana de Ezpeleta (-[1491/92]).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    AARSCHOT

 

 

A.      GRAVEN van AARSCHOT

 

 

The counties of Duras, Grez and Aarschot developed in the 11th and 12th centuries in the area of the former county of Hesbaie, which then disappeared from the records.  Aarschot lies on the river Demer, 15 km north-east of Louvain/Leuven in the present-day Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.  It is first mentioned as a county in the late 11th/early 12th century.  The Aarschot family has been studied in detail by Liekens[735].  The county of Aarschot is not considered in detail by Vanderkindere in his study of the duchies of Upper and Lower Lotharingia[736].  The ancestry and earlier history of Arnout [I], shown below, is not known.  The crest later adopted by the Aarschot family was three black fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground[737], which suggests an illustrious ancestry although the basis for adopting this design has not yet been identified.  The process by which Aarschot was elevated to county status is unclear, although this must have occurred with the approval of the ruling duke of Lower Lotharingia as one of the duke’s charters dated 1125 refers to the comital title.  Godfried Graaf van Aarschot is reported as having sold the county of Aarschot to the duke of Brabant in 1172 to finance his participation in the Third Crusade[738].  Godefroi de Brabant, younger son of Henri III Duke of Brabant, is recorded as Heer van Aarschot in the late 13th century. 

 

 

1.         [ARNOUT [I] (-after 1060).  Herckenrode refers to "Arnould comte d’Arschot, en 1095, fils d’Arnould comte d’Arschot, en 1060" but provides no corresponding primary source references[739].  No other reference has so far been found to support the existence of this supposed Arnout [I].]  m ---.  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  Arnout [I] had [one child]: 

a)         [ARNOUT [II] (-[after 1115]).  Herckenrode refers to "Arnould comte d’Arschot, en 1095, fils d’Arnould comte d’Arschot, en 1060" but provides no corresponding primary source references[740].  No other reference has been found which confirms the parentage of Arnout [II].  According to van Hasselt, “Arnould comte d’Aarschot” commanded one of the fleets which left on the First Crusade in 1096[741].  Mortier, in his work on Belgian participation in the Crusades, names "Henricus Comes ab Arschot" in his list of participants in the First Crusade[742].  He cites William of Tyre and other works, whose names are also familiar.  The precise primary source on which these references are based has not yet been identified.  No reference to either Hendrik or Arnout van Aarschot has been found in the works of either William of Tyre or Albert of Aix.  However, the suspicion remains that there may be a grain of truth in these statements, although, as the name Hendrik is not common in the later generations of the Aarschot family, it is more likely that the crusader was named Arnout.  [Graaf] van Aarschot.  Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records that Emperor Heinrich V celebrated Easter in Aachen in 1115 with Otbert Bishop of Liège and other "regni principes", of whom “Arnulfus de Arslot” whose fingers started to bleed which was taken as a portent of shedding blood through disputes between princes[743].  It is not certain whether this entry relates to Arnout [II] or Arnout [III].] 

 

2.         GODFRIED [I] van Aarschot (-after 1139).  It is assumed that Godfried [I] was related to the family of the Graven van Aarschot but the identity of his father is not known.  Speculation about his possible position in the reconstructed family appears fruitless until more information is available which might pinpoint his estimated birth date range more precisely.  The difficulty is that we have no precise idea about the date of his marriage, because we do not know the date of death of his wife’s second husband, Fastré de Fossé.  If Godfried was about the same age as his wife Emmissa, he would have been born before [1090] (considering that she is recorded as already married to her second husband in 1107).  This would suggest that Godfried may have been the brother of Arnout [III] (see below).  According to Liekens, he received land at Lier as his inheritance and was ancestor of the van Lier family[744].  However, the chronology shows that it is unlikely that Godfried, husband of Emmissa, was the father of Willem van Lier, ancestor of the van Lier family (see below Part C.).  Coldeweij speculates that Godfried [I] van Aarschot may have been the same person as Godfried van Renen, pointing out that "the Renen family owned property in Perk, Anderlecht and Dilbeek near Brussels. This was the area where the oldest lands of  the counts of Leuven lay"[745].  If this is correct, Emmissa would have been Godfried’s second wife, Coldeweij suggesting that Sophia van Bemmel, daughter of Dirk van Bemmel, was his first wife.  The fact that Godfried was Emmissa’s third husband does suggest that he may have been married before, but no information has been found which would indicate even approximately the date of the Godfried/Emmissa marriage.  In addition, in Coldeweij’s scenario, Godfried would have been "…Godefridus de Rinen et filius eius Hugo…" who witnessed a charter dated 18 Oct 1145 under which Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed the rights of the church of Utrecht in the counties of Ostergau and Westergau[746].  Coldeweij’s hypothesis would altogether exclude this Godfried being the ancestor of the van Lier family.  It is possible that he was the same person as "…Godefridi de Arescod…" who subscribed the charter dated 1107 under which his future wife "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[747].  If this is correct, it would probably place Godfried’s birth date in [1080/90].  This could be chronologically consistent with his having been the brother of Arnout [III], although the estimated birth date of the latter is very approximate.  “...Godefridus de Arescoth...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Bouchard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation made to the abbey of Saint-Denis near Mons[748]m as her third husband, EMMISSA “comitissa” [de Valenciennes] widow firstly of ROGER [II] de Wavrin and secondly of FASTRE de Fossé, daughter of ISAAC [de Valenciennes] & his wife Mathilde --- (-after 1143).  Her parentage and first two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes, for the souls of "patris et matris [et] domini mei…Rogeri…de Wavring", signed by "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis, Godzewini de Avesnes…Godefridi de Arescod…"[749].   Her third marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which "Emeza, quæ cognominor comitissa, Ysaac et Mathildis filia, uxor Godefridi de Arescot" donated revenue rights to the abbey of Liessies, with the consent of "Balduino Montensi comite"[750].  Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed that "comitissa, uxor Godefridi de Arscoth" renounced her rights in the forest of Vicogne in favour of the abbey of Vicogne by charter dated 1143[751]

 

3.         ARNOUT [III] ([1080/1100]-after [1136])Graaf van Aarschot.  His birth date range is estimated from the estimated birth date ranges of his son and grandson.  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[752].  This donation was confirmed in a charter dated to [1143/78] by "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" who noted the donation by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne"[753].  [Anselm of Gembloux’s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records that Emperor Heinrich V celebrated Easter in Aachen in 1115 with Otbert Bishop of Liège and other "regni principes", of whom “Arnulfus de Arslot” whose fingers started to bleed which was taken as a portent of shedding blood through disputes between princes[754].  It is not certain whether this entry relates to Arnout [II] or Arnout [III].]  "…Comitis Arnulfi [comte de Looz], Arnulfi de Arescloth…" witnessed the charter dated 1131, before 18 Mar, under which Alexander Bishop of Liège donated property to Flône[755].  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of Averboden abbey by "comes Ernulfus de Los assensu…Ernulfi de Arscot, Ernulfi de Dist, Cunonis de Repe…" by undated charter, dated to [1136][756].  These last two documents show that Arnout van Aarschot did not always use the comital title.  m [BEATRIX de Looz], daughter of [ARNAUD [I] Comte de Looz] & his wife [Agnes von Mainz] (-after [1132]).  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  The Vita Andreæ, first abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records that "dominam Beatricem de Los, comitissam de Aerschot" sent donations to "comitis Arnoldi Lossensis" after hearing that he intended to found Averboden abbey[757].  This is the only reference yet found to the the wife of Arnout Graaf van Aarschot.  If it is correct, it must refer to Graaf Arnout [III] who witnessed the charter dated to [1136] by which Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of Averboden abbey by "comes Ernulfus de Los"[758].  The source does not specify the relationship between Beatrix and Arnaud Comte de Looz, the chronology suggests that they could have been brother and sister.  In line with the speculation of Daris concerning the existence of two comtes de Looz named Arnaud (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY), from a chronological point of view it appears likely that Beatrix was the sister of Comte Arnaud [II].  However, this source is late and is not reliable on all points of detail.  The extent to which the report is accurate is therefore difficult to assess.]  Arnout [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GODFRIED [II] (-after 1152).  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[759].  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[760].  Arnout, with agreement of his brothers Godfried and Reinier, donated property in Wechter (now in Tremeloo) to Middleburg abbey in Zeeland by charter dated 1136 (redated to 1146)[761].  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[762]

b)         ARNOUT [IV] ([1100/15]-after 1152).  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[763].  His birth date range is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son Godfried.  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[764].  He participated in the Second Crusade in 1147, commanding the fleet of crusaders which left Dartmouth in May 1147 to free Lisbon from the Moors[765].  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[766].   

c)         JAN (-after 1125).  Monk at Afflighem abbey.  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[767].  This donation was confirmed in a charter dated to [1143/78] by "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" who noted the donation by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne"[768]

d)         REINIER (-[1152/75]).  Archdeacon of Liège.  “Reinero nepote meo de Arscot” is named in a charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia founded the gasthuis in Sichem[769].  The precise relationship between the family of the Graven van Aarschot and the comtes de Louvain, dukes of Lower Lotharingia has not yet been established.  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[770].  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[771].  A charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[772]

4.         [ODA .  According to Croenen, the wife of Gerard [I] van Grimbergen was Oda, daughter of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot, but he does not cite the primary source on which this is based[773].  The chronology for this parentage is not ideal, given the birth date ranges estimated for this family, and suggests that, if Oda was related to the Aarschot family, she was more likely Arnout [III]’s sister.  John Immerseel has pointed out a property connection between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families: the donation by Graaf Arnold to Afflighem in 1125 consisted of Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffle all of which were later held by the Grimbergen family[774].  A relationship between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families is confirmed by the charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 which names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" [identified as Reiner son of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot] and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[775].  If the possible reconstruction shown here is correct, the two individuals named in this document would have been first cousins.  m GERARD [I] van Grimbergen, son of [WALTER [I] van Grimbergen & his wife ---] (-after 1129).] 

 

 

1.         GODFRIED [III] van Aarschot ([1130/40]-after 8 Jan 1176).  His birth date range is estimated from the marriage date of his son by his second marriage.  The chronology of his life suggests that he was a different person from Godfried [I] or Godfried [II].  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that he was the son of Arnout [IV].  A charter dated 1160 records that the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons had recovered "medietatem de Hancines" which had been usurped by "Godefridus…de Arescot", for which he had been excommunicated[776].  It should be noted that a charter dated 1152 confirmed property "in ecclesia de Hanzenis" to the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons, usurped by "Arnulfus de Morelli [Morialmé]…postea monachus" who renounced his claim[777].  This suggests a family connection, not yet traced, between the families of Aarschot and Morialmé.  Godfried sold the county of Aarschot to the Duke of Brabant in 1172 to finance his participation in the Third Crusade[778].  A charter dated 1140 records that “Manassem nobilem virum de Hirge” donated property to Brogne after deciding to leave for Jerusalem, the same document adding that, after Manassès died (dated to 8 Jan 1176) further donations were made, this second donation witnessed by “...Godefridus de Arescot...[779].  [m [firstly] [ADA de Louvain, daughter of GOSSUIN de Louvain & his wife ---.  Herckenrode names "Ade fille de Gosuin de Louvain" as wife of "Godefroid d’Arschot" but cites no corresponding primary source[780].  The husband of Ada is presumably identifiable with Godfried, son of Arnout [IV], but Herckenrode’s genealogy is confused and does not reflect the primary sources which have been identified during the preparation of the present document.  No other document has yet been found which names Godfried’s wife.]  [m secondly [ALIX [d’Albret] daughter of [ALBERT ---] & his wife [--- de Bretagne].  The information about this supposed second wife of Godfried is not contemporaneous.  "Alix d’Albret" is named as second wife of Godfried by Liekens[781].  He quotes a manuscript genealogy which shows several families from the town of Louvain, written by Peeter Eckman and dated to the second half of the 18th century (Liekens says that Eckman was born in Louvain in 1742 and married Anna Maria Verhoven there in 1767).  He quotes the manuscript as stating that “Godefroy grave van Arscot, sone Arnoldi” married “Alixa d’Albret, suster van Alin d’Albret” with the consent of “den grooten prins in bretanie”, adding that Alain and Godfried participated in the Third Crusade and were captured together “in Damiolen”.  This reference is a puzzle.  No “Alain” d’Albret is recorded in the second half of the 12th century, and the alleged involvement of Brittany in the affairs of the Gascon Albret family cannot be explained, unless the reference relates to Geoffrey Duke of Brittany whose father Henry II King of England was suzerain of Gascony de iure uxoris at that time.  Peter Crombecq refers to another manuscript source (dating unspecified), also from Louvain, which states that the wife of "Godfried van Aarschot" was "Alix" daughter of "Albert", whose wife was "--- van Bretagne", the latter being sister of "Alix princes van Bretagne"[782].  It is not clear whether the manuscript source cited by Crombecq predates the Eckman genealogy, or whether it was based on the latter.  The reference to "princes van Bretagne" is clearly anachronistic and does not inspire confidence.  However, this second source suggests the possibility that "d’Albret" in the first source may simply be a corruption of the name "Albert" and that there is no link with the Gascon d’Albret family at all.  The report in Herckenrode concerning this supposed person is even more confused.  He refers to "Alix de Bretagne, sœur d’Alin d’Albret" as wife of "Godefroid d’Arschot", citing no corresponding primary source[783].  However, it is clear from his text that he is referring to Godfried, husband of Emmissa de Valenciennes (see above), not to Godfried son of Arnout [IV].  No primary source has yet been found which suggests that Godfried married a second time, let alone indicates the identity of his supposed second wife.  Until such source emerges, it is more prudent to show this supposed second marriage in square brackets and express extreme caution about the identity of "Alix d’Albret".] 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van AARSCHOT (DUKES of BRABANT)

 

 

GODEFROI de Brabant, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[784].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus, frater Iohannis ducis [de Brabancia]" and his wife "Iohanne de Virson"[785].  Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "primus Johannes dux Brabancie…fratrem…Godefridum"  was killed the same day as his son "in bello Cortacensi"[786].  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "dominus Godefridus de Brabento, Johannes de Brabento filius eiusdem, dominus Virsionis" were killed "apud Corteriacum"[787].  The Chronique Artésienne records “mesires Godefrois de Braibant” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai[788]

m (before 1280) JEANNE de Vierzon Dame de Vierzon, de Mézières-en-Brenne, de Lucy, de la Ferté-Imbaud, de Fuselier, de l'Isle-Savary et de la Rochecorbon, daughter of HERVE [III] de Vierzon Seigneur de Vierzon (-before 1296, bur Bourges Franciscan Church).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Betrothed (Papal dispensation 9 Aug 1299) to ISABELLA van Gelre, daughter of REINALD I Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre (before Aug 1299-Köln 1354).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Godefrido de Brabantia, de Arscot et de Urson castrorum domino" and "Ysabelle nata Ranaldi comitis Gelrie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 9 Aug 1299[789]

Godefroi de Brabant & his wife had seven children:

1.         JEAN de Brabant ([1281]-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson"[790].  Seigneur de Mézières et de Mortagne.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannem" son of "primus Johannes dux Brabancie…fratrem…Godefridum"  was killed the same day as his father "in bello Cortacensi"[791].  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "dominus Godefridus de Brabento, Johannes de Brabento filius eiusdem, dominus Virsionis" were killed "apud Corteriacum"[792].  The Chronica Aegidii li Muisis records that 23 Feb 1307 (O.S.) someone arrived in Tournai claiming to be "Johannes de Vreson" accompanied by "dominus Ludovicus comes de Evreux", suggesting that the deception was engineered by “dominus Ingelrannus de Maregni[793].  Other details of this event are described by D’Herbomez[794]m (before 1 May 1300) MARIE de Mortagne Dame de Mortagne, daughter and heiress of JEAN de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne & his wife Marie de Conflans (-[Jun/Dec] 1312).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", which also named "nostre…niece Marie jadis fame du dit Jehan de Brabain seign. de Virson"[795].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1283/1312.

2.         MARIE de Brabant (-25 Feb 1332).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Walerami comitis Juliacensi" and "Marie nate --- Godefridi de Brabantia domini castri de Arscot" despite 4o consanguinity dated 8 Jan 1296[796].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Marie would receive "la terre de Saint Trut…la terre d’Arscot, de Billar…la terre de Birbois…la terre de Berri, de Orlenois et de Torrraine, le chastel…de Virson"[797]The date of her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated 16 Oct 1296 which records an alliance agreed between Sifrid Archbishop of Köln and "Godefridus de Brabantia dominus de Arscot et de Virson", through the intervention of "W. comite Juliacensi, genero nostro"[798].  Vrouw van Aarschot, Dame de Vierzon.  A note in the Latijnsboek, the oldest register of the Leenhof van Brabant, reads “Maria comitissa Juliacen’ tenet Arscot, Vaelbeke, Rode, cu’ apend’ et illud quod D’us Godefridus de Brabant solebat tene a duce in feodum[799].  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[800].  Marie’s second marriage is confirmed by an entry in an old zielmisboek from the Abbey van Averbode which records the death “IV Kal Oct” of “nobilis Dominus Robertus de Ballamonte, dominus de Poenci, maritus nobilis Dominæ de Arschot”, adding that his widow donated for his soul[801].  Maria van Brabant, countess of Gulik, vrouw van Aarschot, announced  on 22 Mar 1331 that she as true and lawful landowner, in the presence of her leenmannen, Aert heer van Wesemaal and marshal of Brabant, her nephew Hendrik heer van Bierbeek, Karlus van Aarschot heer van Rivieren, Jan van Aaarschot heer van Schoonhoven, knights, Goort van Stade, Gossen van Meynaertshove, Aert’s son, that she by way of “halsmschytinghe”, surrendered the estate of Riller in the name of and for the benefit of Pauwel van Meynaertshoven, Willem’s oldest son, but that the authority to administer high justice that belonged to it continued to belong to her and her descendants[802]m firstly (Papal dispensation 8 Jan 1296, before 16 Oct 1296) WALRAM Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-[13 Jun/24 Dec] 1297).  m secondly (23 Sep 1323) ROBERT de Beaumont Seigneur de Povance (-28 Sep ----).  The necrology of Everbode records the death "IV Kal Oct" of "nobilis dominus Robertus de Bellomonte dominus de Poenci maritus nobilis dominæ de Arschot"[803]

3.         ELISABETH de Brabant (-[1349/55]).  The date of her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 13 Dec 1299 under which "Gerardus comes Iuliacensis" entered an alliance with "Reynaldum comitem Gelriæ…Francorum rege et…duce Brabantiæ", and named "Godefridum de Brabantia dominum de Verzun et Arschot socerum nostrum"[804].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson"[805].  Heiress of Sichem 1203.  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[806].  She inherited Vierzon and Livry on the death of her sister Marie.  Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart" by charter dated 31 Jan 1331[807]m (before 13 Dec 1299) GERHARD [V] Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his second wife Richardis van Gelre (-[29 Jul] 1328). 

4.         ALIX de Brabant (-[27 Mar] [1340/41], bur [Mezières-en-Brenne])Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Alix would receive "Erkenne, Boussut…Waure, Ottembourc, Nettennes"[808].  Heiress of Mézières and Vaelbeke.  "Jehans sires de Harecourt chevaliers et Aalis de Brebant notre…compaigne" renounced "tout le chastel…de Rochecorban" in favour of "Gerart conte de Julers et…Ysabiau sa fame, seur de nous Aalis" by charter dated 7 Oct 1307[809].  Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart" by charter dated 31 Jan 1331[810].  She inherited Aarschot on the death of her sister Marie.  Pope Benedict XII consented to the foundation of the church of Mezières-en-Brenne by "domina de Haricuria et de Mazeriis in Brena" by letter dated 1 Mar 1338[811].  Alix’s charter dated 11 Sep 1339 records details relating to the administration of the church[812].  According to Desplanque, Alix de Brabant died "deux jours après Notre-Dame de mars vers l’an 1340 ou 1341" (27 Mar [1340/41]), adding that the same jour "le prieur de Notz l’Abbé" said a mass for her soul "dans l’Eglise du chapitre" (presumably indicating Mezières-en-Brenne) where she was buried, but he cites no primary source on which the information is based[813]m (1302) JEAN [III] Seigneur d’Harcourt, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur d’Harcourt & his [second] wife Jeanne Vicomtesse de Châtellerault (-9 Nov 1329). 

5.         BLANCHE de Brabant (-[1327/31]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Blanche would receive "Neurode…Louvain et Ecre…le castel…de Monnoto…et…de la Ferte"[814].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, which includes the date of the papal dispensation for the marriage in 1290, the wife of Jan Berthout was Godefroi’s daughter Alix[815].  According to Liekens, she was Alix’s sister Marie[816].  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303 show that both these versions are incorrect.  “Blanche de Brebant femme de Jean de Thouars sire de Menneton-sur-Cher et dame de ce lieu, feme jadis de feu Jehain Bertaut jadis segneur de Malines” reached agreement with “Giles Bertaut frere et hier dou dit feu Jehan Bertaut” concerning her dower by charter dated 1307[817].  Her second marriage is also indicated by the charter dated 31 Jan 1331 under which Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart"[818]m firstly JAN Berthout Heer van Mechelen, son of WALTER [VI] Berthout Heer van Mechelen & his wife Alix de Guines (-25 Aug 1304).  m secondly (before Dec 1306) JEAN de Thouars, son of GUY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Marguerite de Brienne-Eu (-25 May 1332).  He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Thouars in 1317. 

6.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (before 1296-4 Sep 1334).  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", also provided for money for "Marguerite fille…du mons. Godefroy, seur de leglise de Lonchamp…et…Jehenne sa seur"[819].  The necrology of Longchamp provides on 3 Jun for a mass for "seur Jehanne et seur Marguerite de Brabant, filles de monseigneur Godeffroy fils de monseigneur le duc de Brabant et frere de la reyne Marie"[820].  1305/18.  Clarissan nun at Longchamps, near Paris.  A list of nuns at Longchamp in the abbey's necrology includes "seur Marguerite de Brabant niepce de…madame la royne Marie" and records that she lived 33 years and died 4 Sep 1334[821], although the age is underestimated if her mother's date of death is correct as shown above. 

7.         JEANNE de Brabant (before 1296-1 Jun 1337).  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d’Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", also provided for money for "Marguerite fille…du mons. Godefroy, seur de leglise de Lonchamp…et…Jehenne sa seur"[822].  The necrology of Longchamp provides on 3 Jun for a mass for "seur Jehanne et seur Marguerite de Brabant, filles de monseigneur Godeffroy fils de monseigneur le duc de Brabant et frere de la reyne Marie"[823].  1305/18.  Clarissan nun at Longchamps, near Paris.  A list of nuns at Longchamp in the abbey's necrology includes "seur Jehanne de Brabant sa seur [de Marguerite]" and records that she lived 33 years and died 1 Jun 1337[824], although the age is underestimated if her mother's date of death is correct as shown above. 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van BOUTERSEM

 

 

Boutersem is located about 5 kilometres east of Louvain, in the present-day Belgian province of Vlaams-Brabant.  Satisfactory reconstruction of this family has been challenging, particularly relating to the marriages of Hendrik [V] Heer van Boutersem which have been the cause of much debate over the years.  I am grateful to Bert M. Kamp for exchanging ideas about how to resolve these difficult issues. 

 

 

1.         ALARD [I] van Boutersem (-after 1125).  “Godefridus...Dux Lotharingiæ et Marchio” confirmed the donation made by "Arnulfus comes de Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo" to Afflighem by charter dated 1125, witnessed by “...Alardus de Balterzem[825]

 

 

Five brothers.  Butkens shows them as sons of Alard [I] van Boutersem, shown above[826].  The primary source which confirms that he is correct has not been identified.    

1.         HENDRIK [I] van Boutersem (-after 1168).  Butkens cites charters dated 1149, 1159 and 1164 in which he is named[827].  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie” confirmed the privileges of Tirlemont by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, [F]ranco, fratres de Baltershem...[828]

2.         ALARD [II] van Boutersem (-after 1185).  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie” confirmed the privileges of Tirlemont by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, [F]ranco, fratres de Baltershem...[829].  Butkens cites charters dated 1154, 1160, 1168 and 1185 in which he is named[830].  “...Alardus de Baltershem...” witnessed the 1163 charter in which Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Comte de Brabant] notified that “Arnoldus de Dyst...consensu fratrum et sororum...” declared himself “ecclesie de Dyst...advocatus” and granted rights to Tongerloo[831]

3.         SIGER van Boutersem (-after 1168).  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie” confirmed the privileges of Tirlemont by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, [F]ranco, fratres de Baltershem...[832]

4.         WILLEM van Boutersem (-after 1168).  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie” confirmed the privileges of Tirlemont by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, [F]ranco, fratres de Baltershem...[833]

5.         FRANCO van Boutersem (-after 1168).  “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie” confirmed the privileges of Tirlemont by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “...Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, [F]ranco, fratres de Baltershem...[834]

 

 

1.         HENDRIK [II] van Boutersem (-after 1213).  Butkens indicates that Hendrik [II] was the son of Hendrik [I] van Boutesem, and cites charters dated 1186, 1190, 1191, 1201 and 1213 in which he is named[835].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

 

2.         HENDRIK [III] van Boutersem (-after 1232).  Butkens indicates that Hendrik [III] was the son of Hendrik [II] van Boutesem, and cites charters dated 1223, 1224 and 1232 in which he is named[836].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  “...Henricus de Bautershem...” witnessed the charter dated 1223 under which “Iacobus de Claromonte” swore allegiance to the duke of Brabant[837]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Hendrik’s wife has not been identified.  Butkens says that she was “vraysemblablement une fille de Wauthier 3 Sire et Advoué de Malines”, noting in an earlier passage charters in which Hendrik “est qualifié cousin de Wautier Berthout V Sire de Malines[838]

 

3.         JAN van Boutersem (-after 1230).  Butkens indicates that Jan was the son of Hendrik [II] van Boutesem, citing a charter dated 1230 in which he is named[839].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m ---.  Butkens says that Jan married “la sœur d’Arnou Sire d’Hoppelbruggen” and had a son named Jan, citing in a charter dated 1262 in which Jan van Boutersem is named with “Arnou Sire de Hoppelbrugge son oncle[840]

 

4.         WALTER van Boutersem (-after 1230).  Butkens indicates that Walter was the son of Hendrik [II] van Boutesem, citing a charter dated 1230 in which he is named[841].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. 

 

 

[Three siblings]: 

1.         HENDRIK [IV] van Boutersem (-after 1279).  Butkens indicates that Hendrik [IV] was the son of Hendrik [III] van Boutesem[842].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Heer van Boutersem.  “Henricus dominus de Bouterzeem” confirmed his donation of rights "in ecclesia de Cortelke" to “monialibus Insulæ Ducis”, made “tempore nostræ adolescentiæ”, for the anniversaries of “patris nostri ac matris nostræ...et nostrum et...uxoris nostræ Mariæ”, by charter dated May 1255[843].  Sénéchal de Brabant 1262.  Butkens notes that Hendrik [IV] van Boutersem was named guardian of the children of Henri III Duke of Brabant in 1264, replacing the deceased Godefroi Seigneur de Perwez[844].  “Henricus dominus de Breda” granted “ius patronatus et personatus” of the churches of “Scoten et de Merchseem” to Antwerp St. Marie by charter dated 17 Mar 1268, witnessed by “viri nobiles...dominus Henricus de Bouterseem...[845].  Godding cites charters dated between 1266 and 1279 which name Hendrik, and charters dated between 1291 and 1301 which name what was presumably another Hendrik van Boutersem[846].  “Henri chevalier et sire de Bautersem” is named with “ses fils Henri et Leonius” in a charter dated 1276[847]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Hendrik’s wife has not been identified.  Butkens says in one passage that “on lui attribue pour femme la fille de Leon Chastelain de Bruxelles” but in his table of the Boutersem family he names her “Margarete de Wesemaele Dame de Perck et Oplinter, laquelle vivoit veuve 1290[848].  The former is consistent with the name of Hendrik’s son Leon: if correct, she was --- de Bruxelles, daughter of Leon [II] Châtelain of Brussels & his wife ---.  If the Wesemaal marriage is correct, Hendrik’s wife was Margareta van Wesemaal Vrouw van Perk en Oplinter, daughter of Godfried Heer van Wesemaal & his wife Isentrude --- (-after 25 Mar 1302).  The two cases are not mutually exclusive: maybe Hendrik married twice.  Europäische Stammtafeln states that Hendrik [IV] married before 17 Apr 1277 “Margareta van Wesemaal, widow of Jan [II] van Héverlée”, adding that she was alive 25 Mar 1302[849].  In another table, Europäische Stammtafeln records her first marriage 8 Mar 1264[850].  These dates are consistent with Margareta being Hendrik [IV]’s second wife, and with Hendrik [IV]’s first wife being the mother of his children.  If Butkens correctly records Margareta as a widow in 1290, she could not have married Hendrik [V] van Boutersem.  Hendrik [IV] & his [first] wife had three children: 

a)         HENDRIK [V] van Boutersem (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  “Henri chevalier et sire de Bautersem” is named with “ses fils Henri et Leonius” in a charter dated 1276[851]Heer van Boutersem.  Godding cites charters dated 21 Feb 1291, 1 Mar 1291, 3 May 1292 and 13 Nov 1301 which presumably refer to this Hendrik van Boutersem[852]

-        see below

b)         LEON van Boutersem (-Aragon 1285).  “Henri chevalier et sire de Bautersem” is named with “ses fils Henri et Leonius” in a charter dated 1276[853].  The Chronicle of Jan van Heelu records the deaths of “her Leonijs van Bouterseem...ende her Jan van Rotselaer, ende her Jan vanden Wale van Wavere...” during a campaign “van Arragoen[854].  This reference presumably relates to the expedition of Philippe IV King of France into Aragon in 1285. 

c)         GERARD van Boutersem (-after 1294).  Butkens records that “Gerard frere de Henry Sire de Bautershem” was named in 1290 and 1294 (no citation references)[855]

2.         [WALTER van Boutersem .  Butkens indicates that “Wauthier dict de Wingene” was the brother of Hendrik [IV] van Boutesem[856].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.] 

3.         [MARGARETA van Boutersem Europäische Stammtafeln shows Margareta as sister of Hendrik [IV] van Boutersem[857].  From a chronological point of view, the date of her marriage suggests that she could alternatively have been Hendrik [IV]’s daughter, born from his supposed first marriage.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m (before 1265) GERARD Heer van Dieve en Rotselaar, son of GODFRIED Heer van Dieve & his wife Gertrud van Wesemaal (before 1235-).] 

 

 

HENDRIK [V] van Boutersem, son of HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Boutersem & [his first wife --- de Bruxelles] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  “Henri chevalier et sire de Bautersem” is named with “ses fils Henri et Leonius” in a charter dated 1276[858]Heer van Boutersem.  Godding cites charters dated 21 Feb 1291, 1 Mar 1291, 3 May 1292 and 13 Nov 1301 which presumably refer to this Hendrik van Boutersem[859].  Butkens records that “Henri de Bautersem chevalier, fils de Henri” sold “la seigneurie de Bautersem” to Walram [II] Heer van Valkenburg “dont il avoit pris le parti contre le Duc de Brabant[860].  Butkens does not date the sale, but Hendrik [V] was presumably the seller in light of the marriage arranged between his daughter and Walram [II]’s son, a marriage which presumably formed part of the arrangement.  The extent of the interest in Boutersem retained by the Boutersem family after this sale is unclear.  

[m firstly ---.  As discussed below, it is unlikely that Hendrik [V] had children by his [third] marriage, while whether his [second] wife had children is an open question.  One possibility is that Hendrik had a previous, otherwise unrecorded, first wife who was the mother of his children.] 

m [secondly] MARIE de Walhain, daughter of ARNOUL [V] Seigneur de Walhain & his first wife Mathilde de Perwez ([1260/70]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her father] “Ernouls chevaliers sires de Wallehaing”, dated 1304, which refers to property acquired “puis le deces de no...femme Mahaut jadis de Peruweiz” and the “boz nous assenammes a vivant de Mahaut nostre ditte femme a Marie no fille que li sires de Bautresain eut a femme mille livres [que]...[nous=the testator] avons rendues a dit seignour de Bautresain, en nom de Jehan nostre fil...qui se rechat...par le grei de Helvit et de Ade germaines sereurs a dit Jehan et de mon seignour Thiri de Haneffe, baron a le ditte Helvit, lesqueles sont hoir dou boz deseurdit[861].  This complex provision indicates that Marie married during the lifetime of her mother and, presumably after Marie’s death, her father repurchased her dowry from her husband on behalf of his son Jean.  The primary source which confirms the name of Marie’s husband has not been identified.  Godding discusses whether he was Leon van Boutersem (see above) or Hendrik [V] van Boutersem[862].  The former possibility appears excluded by the subsequent repurchase of her dowry (presumably from her living husband) in the name of her brother Jean de Walhain.  In addition, the 1276 charter cited above suggests that Leon was the younger son and therefore was not “li sires de Bautresain”.  No record has been found which either confirms or disproves that Marie was the mother of Hendrik [V]’s children who are named below.  Without more precise indications about the dates of her marriage and of the births of those children, the question remains open.  No conclusion can safely be drawn from the omission of such children from her father’s 1304 testament: the testator’s principle heir (his granddaughter Mathilde, daughter of his deceased son Godefroi) was also omitted, while Godding correctly indicates that “aucun des legs ne concerne les enfants du premier lit” and suggests that “en tant qu’héritiers protégés par le droit de dévolution, ils sont sans doute largement pourvus[863].  Even the repurchase of Marie’s dowry cannot be relied on as indicating that she left no children, as alternative arrangements could have been made for them within the Boutersem family. 

m [thirdly] (after Jun 1288) as her second husband, MARIE de Hemricourt, widow of GODEFROI de Walhain, daughter of GUILLAUME [III] “Mauclerc” Seigneur de Hemricourt & his wife Fagle [Saige] d’Elouges ([before 1273?]-after 12 Mar 1300, maybe 19 Nov 1304).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 12 Mar 1300 which records an agreement between the executors and heirs of [her father] “de bonne memoire messire Guillaume chevalier seigneur jadit de Hemricourt et advocit delle ville de Lantremenge” and Malmédy abbey relating to “[la] ville de Lantremenge” and notes that “Nous Saige veuve relicte dudit feu chevalier [et Marie sa fille] espeuze a noble homme messire Henry chevalier seigneur de Battressem” committed to obtain the ratification of “Mathilde fille delle devandite Marye laquel de nostre...premier maryt Godffroid de Walhan chevalier avons suscitez, a laquele est devolue le proprietez de nostre biens d’icelle laissez attocherat l’eage des ans suffisantes[864].  In this text, “Nous” includes both Saige and her daughter Marie.  Two interpretations are therefore possible for “nostre...premier maryt”: (1) “nostre [Marie]”, as adopted by Borman & Poncelet[865], is consistent with Mathilde inheriting Hemricourt and with Thill’s description of the succession to Lantremange by the Looz-Agimont family[866], while (2) “nostre [Saige]”, adopted by Godding[867], fails to explain Mathilde’s inheritance of Hemricourt and is more difficult to reconcile with the chronology of the Hemricourt, Walhain and Boutersem families.  The situation is confused by Jacques de Hemricourt recording that the daughter of messire Wilhelme Malclerc” and his wife “une...Dame...des Loges” married “a on Bannerez de Braibant...mons. Ernut saingnor de Walhehain[868], while in another passage noting that “Mess. Iakes sires de Walhehain out on fil...Monss. Ernekien, quy fut sires de Walhehain et quy out trois fis...Monss Ernut Saingnor de Walhehain, Monss. Oston et Monss. Wilhelme de Bertinchamp” and that “ly dis Mess. Ernus sires de Walhehain fut Bannerez” married “alle filhe de...Mess. Wilhelme Malclerc Saingnor de Hemricourt quy n’avoit plus d’enfans”, and in a third passage that after the death of “Mess. Ernus sires de Walhehain...Madame de Hemricourt sa femme” married “alle saingnor de Badresen en Braybant...[869].  The chronology confirms that the “saingnor de Badresen” was Hendrik [V], but Hemricourt has mistaken “Arnoul [V] Seigneur de Walhain” (whose two wives are confirmed by his 1304 testament which is quoted elsewhere in the present document) for “Godefroi de Walhain”.  The situation is confused further by Herckenrode who indicates that Marie de Hemricourt’s first husband was Arnold [IV] Seigneur de Walhain (“Arnold de Walhain, fils de Jacques”)[870], which is impossible chronologically considering Marie’s likely birth date.  Borman & Poncelet record Marie’s death 19 Nov 1304 without citing the source which confirms this date[871].  It is unlikely that Marie had any children by her second husband as in 1300 her heiress was her daughter by her first husband, as noted above. 

Hendrik [V] & his [first/second] wife had three children: 

1.         HENDRIK [VI] van Boutersem (-before 1333).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “mess. Henry sires de Badresen et Wilhelme de Badresen canones de saint Lambert a Liege et assy une...dame [mariée]...al saingnor de Falcomont, de Monjoye, de saint Vit et de Budekenbaxhe...mons. Renart” as the children of “alle saingnor de Badresen en Braybant” and his wife[872].  [Heer van Boutersem.  Butkens records that “Henry VI” sold “la terre de Bautershem et alla prendre sa demeure à Kikenpois pres de Liege[873], but, as noted above, in another passage Butkens records the sale to Valkenburg in such a way to suggest that the seller was Hendrik [V].]  m KATHARINA van Gronsfeld, daughter of JAN Heer van Gronsfeld & his wife --- (-after 1333).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Henry sires de Badresen” married “alle sereur monss. Henry saignor de Groules en la terre de Lemborch[874].  Butkens records her marriage and notes that “Catherine fille de Henry de Gronsvelt” was named as a widow in 1333 (no citation reference)[875].  Hendrik [VI] & his wife had children:  

a)         HENDRIK [VII] van Boutersem (-before 13 Sep 1371).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “mess. Henry...chevalier” as son of “mess. Henry sires de Badresen” and his wife, adding that he sold “la terre de Badresen” and was awarded “la...terre de Berghes sor le Zome” by a court in Brussels[876]Heer van Bergen op Zoom

-        HEREN van BERGEN op ZOOM

b)         WILLEM van Boutersem (-after 1345).  Butkens names “Willaume de Bautershem Chevalier 1345” as younger son of Hendrik [VI][877]

c)         KATHARINA van Boutersem .  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, and names the couple’s two children[878].  The primary source which confirms that the information is correct has not been identified.  m NIKLAAS van Woude, son of --- (-after 1370). 

2.         WILLEM van Boutersem (-[1354]).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “mess. Henry sires de Badresen et Wilhelme de Badresen canones de saint Lambert a Liege et assy une...dame [mariée]...al saingnor de Falcomont, de Monjoye, de saint Vit et de Budekenbaxhe...mons. Renart” as the children of “alle saingnor de Badresen en Braybant” and his wife[879].  Canon at Liège Saint-Lambert. 

3.         MARIA van Boutersem (-after 27 Oct 1306).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “mess. Henry sires de Badresen et Wilhelme de Badresen canones de saint Lambert a Liege et assy une...dame [mariée]...al saingnor de Falcomont, de Monjoye, de saint Vit et de Budekenbaxhe...mons. Renart” as the children of “alle saingnor de Badresen en Braybant” and his wife[880].  Butkens records that “Henri de Bautersem chevalier, fils de Henri” sold “la seigneurie de Bautersem” to Walram [II] Heer van Valkenburg “dont il avoit pris le parti contre le Duc de Brabant[881].  Butkens does not date the sale, but Hendrik [V] was presumably the seller in light of the marriage arranged between his daughter and Walram [II]’s son, a marriage which presumably formed part of the arrangement.  If that is correct, the marriage probably took place during the lifetime of Maria’s father.  "Renaldus de Monyoie et de Falkenburg dominus" donated revenue to the abbey of Richstein, recognising the commitments of "fratris nostri bone memorie", by charter dated 27 Oct 1306, confirmed by "Maria de Bautersheym Domina de M"[882]m (before 27 Oct 1306 [before 1302?]) REINOLD Heer van Valkenburg, son of WALRAM [II] Heer van Valkenburg & his wife Philippa van Gelre (-1332). 

 

 

Butkens records that “le sire de Fauquemont” [indicating Reinold Heer van Valkenburg, see above] sold Boutersem to “Willaume de Duvenvoorde Sire d’Oisterhout” who granted it to his illegitimate daughter Berta and her husband, after whose death it was inherited by Willem’s younger illegitimate daughter Amalberga and her husband as shown below[883]

 

1.         WILLEM van Duivenvoorde, illegitimate son of PHILIP [III] van Duivenvoorde & his mistress --- (-12 Aug 1353).  Other details about Willem’s career, including his marriage, are shown in the document DUTCH NOBILITY (follow the hyperlink).  Heer van Oosterhout.   Heer van Boutersem: A register of fiefs in Brabant (undated) records that "Herre Willem van Duvenrode.,..Heere van Oosterhout" bought "’t goet te Bautersem bij Thienen" from "den Heere van Valkenborch"[884].  Willem had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:.  . 

a)         BERTA van Duivenvoorde .  A register of fiefs in Brabant (undated) records that "Herre Willem van Duvenrode.,..Heere van Oosterhout" bought "’t goet te Bautersem bij Thienen" from "den Heere van Valkenborch", inherited by “vrou Berta vrou van Boutersheym syne dochter...Heer Gerrarts wyf vanderHeyden Heer van Boutershem”, and after her by “vrou Amelberge van Witthem...wijf Heeren Ians van Corsselaer Heere van Wittham...htmhter Heeren Willems van Duvenrode Heere van Oosterhout[885]Vrouw van Boutersemm GERAARD van der Heyden, son of ---. 

b)         AMALBERGA van Duivenvoorde (-after 1380)Butkens records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was living as a widow in 1374[886].  A register of fiefs in Brabant (undated) records that "Herre Willem van Duvenrode.,..Heere van Oosterhout" bought "’t goet te Bautersem bij Thienen" from "den Heere van Valkenborch", inherited by “vrou Berta vrou van Boutersheym syne dochter...Heer Gerrarts wyf vanderHeyden Heer van Boutershem”, and after her by “vrou Amelberge van Witthem...wijf Heeren Ians van Corsselaer Heere van Wittham...htmhter Heeren Willems van Duvenrode Heere van Oosterhout[887]Vrouw van Boutersem.  Butkens records her second marriage and notes that she was living with her second husband in 1380, without citing the source which confirms the information[888]m firstly as his second wife, JAN van Corsselaer Heer van Witthem, illegitimate son of JEAN II Duke of Brabant & his mistress --- (-after 19 May 1373).  m secondly (before 1380) ARNOUL de Melin Châtelain de Terveuren, son of --- (-after 1380). 

 

 

The following is only an outline of the reconstruction of the Boutersem branches of the Witthem family, mainly for showing hyperlinks to other families in Medieval Lands, based on Butkens (corrected where possible).  It has not been verified by primary sources unless otherwise shown below and so should be considered as a preliminary first attempt.  Fuller reconstructions are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln and Butkens, although the latter is unreliable[889]

 

HENDRIK van Witthem, son of JAN van Corsselaer Heer van Witthem [Brabant] & his second wife Amalberga van Duivenvoorde (-1395 or before).  Butkens records his parentage (no sources cited)[890]Heer van Boutersem

m (after [1384]) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Meldert, widow of WILLEM Heer van Waver, daughter of ---.  Her first marriage is indicated by the following document: Marie de Wavre dame de Havresin et de Hermal et Engelbert de Haccourt ses mari et mambours sires d’icelles chevalier” and “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers” divided “la terre de Wavre”, noting the payments to “dame Magrite Miadrage dame de Boutersem...pour se dowaire...sur le dicte terre de Wavre, de par messire Guillames sires de Wavre, se mary jadis, nostre...frère”, by charter dated 30 Oct 1399[891].  She married thirdly Willem van Ranst.  Butkens records her family origin, second and third marriages, naming her third husband "Willaume de Ranst fils de messire Henry", and that was a widow in 1417 (no sources cited)[892]

Hendrik & his wife had one child: 

1.         JAN van Witthem (-before 3 Aug 1450).  Damen records “Jan VII van Wittem (†voor 3 augustus 1450), heer van Boutersem”, son of “Hendrik V van Wittem en Margaretha van Meldert” and some details of his career[893]Heer van Boutersem, Butsele, Cortelke en Rode.  m firstly KATHERINA van Immersael Vrouw van Hamaide, daughter of ---.  m secondly KATHERINA van Ordingen Vrouw van Huldenberg, daughter of ---.  Jan & his second wife had children: 

a)         HENDRIK van Witthem

b)         KATHERINA van Witthemm WILLEM van Alsteren Heer van Hamal, son of ---. 

c)         BARBARA van Witthemm PHILIPPE de Namur Seigneur de Duy, son of ---.  . 

 

 

HENDRIK [IV] van Witthem, son of HENDRIK [III] van Witthem Heer van Beersele & his wife Jacqueline van Glymes (-1513, bur Beersele).  Heer van Beersele.  Heer van Boutersem: he bought Boutersem in 1512 from Jan van Alsteren Heer van Hamal (grandson of Jan van Witthem, see above)[894]

m ISABELLA van de Spout Vrouw van Arkennes, daughter of --- (-1503, bur Beersele).  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a window at Boezinge which records [her great-grandson] “messire Maximilien de Witthem sr de Bersele” and “sa feme dame Guillemette de Halewin héritière de Boesinghe”, displaying the couple’s 16 quarters “Bersele; Despont; Halewyn; Comines; Lannoy; Chastillon; Lannoy; Ligne; Halweyn; Dixmude; Stavele; Berlaimont; Oignies; Ghistelles; Eechout; Oesuere[895], in which the second quarter reflects the marriage of Hendrik [IV] van Witthem.  The connection between “Despont” and Spout/Arkennes has not been ascertained. 

Hendrik & his wife had children: 

1.         FILIPS van Witthem )Heer van Boutersemm JEANNE d’Halluin, daughter of JEAN Seigneur d’Halluin et de Comines & his wife Jeanne de la Clite Dame de Comines.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[896].  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a window at Boezinge which records [her grandson] “messire Maximilien de Witthem sr de Bersele” and “sa feme dame Guillemette de Halewin héritière de Boesinghe”, displaying the couple’s 16 quarters “Bersele; Despont; Halewyn; Comines; Lannoy; Chastillon; Lannoy; Ligne; Halweyn; Dixmude; Stavele; Berlaimont; Oignies; Ghistelles; Eechout; Oesuere[897], in which the third and fourth quarters reflect Jeanne d’Halluin’s parentage.  Filips & his wife had children: 

a)         HENDRIK van WitthemHeer van Boutersemm JEANNE de Lannoy Dame de Sebourg, daughter of ---.  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a window at Boezinge which records [her son] “messire Maximilien de Witthem sr de Bersele” and “sa feme dame Guillemette de Halewin héritière de Boesinghe”, displaying the couple’s 16 quarters “Bersele; Despont; Halewyn; Comines; Lannoy; Chastillon; Lannoy; Ligne; Halweyn; Dixmude; Stavele; Berlaimont; Oignies; Ghistelles; Eechout; Oesuere[898], in which the fifth to seventh quarters reflect Jeanne de Lannoy’s parentage.  Hendrik & his wife had children: 

i)          MAXIMILIAAN van Witthem )Heer van Boutersem

-         see below

b)         JOANNA van Witthem (-after 19 Aug 1544).  m firstly (1515) EITEL FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Hohenzollern, son of EITEL FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Hohenzollern & his wife Magdalene von Brandenburg (1494-Pavia 15 Jan 1525, bur Pavia Cathedral)m secondly (20 Aug 1526) CHRISTOPH Graf von Werdenberg in Sigmaringen und Heiligenberg, son of --- (-29 Jan 1534). 

c)         JORIS van Witthem .  Heer van Neer-Issche.  m JEANNE de Jauche de Mastaing, daughter of ---.  Jorg & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTON van Witthem .  Heer van Issche.  m as her first husband, JEANNE de Noyelles, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Gilles de Lens Seigneur d’Obigny.  Anton & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HONORINE van Witthem )m firstly GERARD van Horne Comte de Baucigny, son of ---.  m secondly HENRI de Croÿ Graaf van Megen, son of ---. 

 

 

MAXIMILIAAN van Witthem, son of HENDRIK van Witthem Heer van Boutersem & his wife Jeanne de Lannoy Dame de Sebourg )Heer van Boutersem.  A window at Boezinge records “messire Maximilien de Witthem sr de Bersele” and “sa feme dame Guillemette de Halewin héritière de Boesinghe”, displaying the couple’s 16 quarters “Bersele; Despont; Halewyn; Comines; Lannoy; Chastillon; Lannoy; Ligne; Halweyn; Dixmude; Stavele; Berlaimont; Oignies; Ghistelles; Eechout; Oesuere[899]

m GILLETTE d’Halluin Vrouw van Boezinge, daughter of JACQUES d’Halluin Heer van Boezinge & his wife Anne d’Ongnies.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[900].  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the window at Boezinge quoted above under her husband, displaying the couple’s 16 quarters in which the eighth to sixteenth reflect Gillette’s ancestry. 

Maximiliaan & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN van Witthem ([1550]-Wouw 1 May 1588)Heer van Boutersemm (12 Dec 1577) MARIA MARGARETA van Merode Markiesin van Bergen op Zoom, daughter of JAN van Merode Graaf van Olen & his wife Mencia van Glymes (-1580).  Jan & his wife had three children:

a)         MARIA MENCIA van Witthem ).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[901]Markiesin van Bergen op Zoomm HERMAN Graaf van den Bergh, son of WILLEM Graaf van den Bergh & his wife Maria van Nassau (2 Aug 1558-12 Aug 1611). 

b)         MARGARETA van Witthem (1582-1627).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[902]m (1612) as his second wife, HENDRIK Graaf van den Bergh, son of WILLEM Graaf van den Bergh & his wife Maria van Nassau (Bremen 1573-22 May 1638). 

c)         ERNESTINE van Witthem .  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[903]m CLAUDE FRANÇOIS de Cusance Baron de Beauvais, son of ---.  

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van DIEVE

 

 

The family of Arnekijn and his descendants set out below are shown by Crombecq, based on a manuscript source in Louvain (whose dating he does not specify), according to which Arnekijn was the son of Godfried [III] van Aarschot (see Part A. above), born from his father’s second marriage[904].  However, as noted above, the fact of this supposed second marriage has not yet been confirmed in the primary sources which have been consulted during the preparation of the present document. 

 

1.         ARNEKIJN (-after 1197).  Heer van Lubbeek.  m (1195) MATHILDE van Dieve, daughter of [ARNOUT [III] van Rotselaar baron, Seneschalk van Brabant, heer van Rotselaar & his wife ---].  Liekens records this marriage and states that her dowry was the "leengoed' (feudal estate) of van Dieve[905].  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Mathilde was the daughter of Arnout [III], although Crombecq does not specify this.  Arnekijn & his wife had one child: 

a)         GODFRIED .  Heer van Dieve.  The heerlijkheid or slot van Dieve lay near Rotselaar, left of the road to Mechelen.  Their arms were three black fleur-de-lis on a silver shield, the upper left quarter of the shield was red.  Godfried was the first to use the name of the heerlijkheid as a family surname[906]m (before 1235) GERTRUD van Wesemaal, daughter of [ARNOUT [I] Heer van Wesemaal & his wife --- ([before 1205]-).  Crombecq records that Godfried van Aarschot heer van Dieve married “Gertrude van Wesemael” (no parents named), noting that she was born before 1205[907].  If that date is correct, Gertrude may have been the daughter of Arnout [I].  Godfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERARD van Dieve (before 1235-).  Ridder.  Heer van Dieve en Rotselaar.  m (before 1265) MARGARETA van Boutersem, daughter of ---.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows Margareta as sister of Hendrik [IV] van Boutersem[908].  From a chronological point of view, the date of her marriage suggests that she could alternatively have been Hendrik [IV]’s daughter, born from his supposed first marriage.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Gerard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ARNOUT van Dieve (before 1265-).  Ridder.  m MARGARETA Uten Liemingen, daughter of WAUTHER Uten Liemingen & his wife ---.  Arnout & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WAUTHER [I] van Dieve (before 1295-).  Ridder.  Heer van Dieve en Rotselaar.  m BEATRIX Vanden Calster, daughter of WILLEM Vanden Calster & his wife ---.  Wauther [I] & his wife had one child: 

a.         WAUTHER [II] van Dieve (befote 1325-).  m (before 1355) JOANNA Bedelaer, daughter of FRANCONIS Bedelaer & his wife ---. 

-         VAN DIEVEN[909]

 

 

 

E.      HEREN van LIER

 

 

The arms of the Heren van Lier were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot, three black fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground[910]

 

 

1.         GODFRIED van Aarschot, son of --- .  According to Bergmann, Godfried was the father of Willem van Aarschot, Heer tot Liere, Markgraaf van Antwerpen[911].  The primary source on which this is based has not identified as this book has not yet been consulted.  Liekens identifies Godfried with Godfried van Aarschot, husband of Emmissa de Valenciennes (see Part A. above)[912].  However, this appears impossible from a chronological point of view if it is correct that Godfried’s son Willem was alive in 1160 and 1196 (see below).  Assuming that Godfried was descended from the Graven van Aarschot, it would be more acceptable to identify him with the son of Graaf Arnout [III] whose children, as shown in Part A, were probably born in [1100/15].  m ---.  The name of Godfried’s wife is not known.  Godfried & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [WILLEM [I] van Aarschot (-after 1196).  Heer tot Liere, Markgraaf van Antwerpen in 1160 and 1180[913].  He is named "officinalis ducis in Antverpia" in 1196[914]m ---.  The name of Willem’s wife is not known.  Willem & his wife had two children: 

i)          WILLEM [II] van Lier (-after 1212).  He is named in 1197, 1199, 1209, and 1212, in 1212 as brother of Boudewijn van Lier[915]m ---.  The name of Willem’s wife is not known.  Willem & his wife had two children: 

(a)       WILLEM [III] van Lier (-after 1220). 

(b)       ARNOUT [I] van Lier (-after 1237).  He is named in 1220, 1221 and 1237[916]

          -        see below.   

ii)         BOUDWIJN van Lier (-after 1209).  Heer van Maesvoort/Malsvoert[917]

 

 

ARNOUT [I], son of WILLEM [II] van Lier & his wife (-after 1237).  He is named in 1220, 1221 and 1237[918]

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

Arnout [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         EGIDIUS (-after 1244). 

2.         ARNOUT [II] van Lier (-after 1267).  He is named in 1251 and 1267[919]m ---.  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  Arnout [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JAN [I] van Lier [Immerseel] (-1289).  Jean I Duke of Brabant granted land at Wommelgem to Johan de Lyra son of Arnold van Liere by charter dated Jan 1278[920]m firstly ODE van Yssche, daughter of GEERAERD van Yssche, seneschalk van Brabant & his wife ---.  m secondly ODE Nose, daughter of HUGO Nose, ridder & his wife ---. 

          -        FAMILY van IMMERSEEL[921]

b)         ARNOUT [III] van Lier

c)         AGNEETA van Immerseel .  Vrouwe van Anderstad.  m (1295 before 2 May) as his second wife, NICOLAAS de Doorne de Scine, son of ---. 

3.         WILLEM [IV] van Lier (-after 1251).  He is named in 1251[922]m SOPHIE van Cromvliet [Cransvliet], daughter of ANTOON van Cromvliet & his wife ---.  Willem & his wife had one child: 

a)         WILLEM [V] van Lier (-killed in battle Woeringen 1288).  He fought under the banner of Wauthier Berthout Heer van Mechelen[923]

 

 

 

F.      HEREN van RIVIEREN

 

 

Liekens suggests that Karel [I], ancestor of the Heren van Rivieren, was the son of Godfried [III] van Aarschot (see Part A. of this chapter).  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  Some descent from the earlier Aarschot family is indicated by the adoption of the Aarschot name by members of the Rivieren family from the late 13th century, and this descent was apparently acknowledged by the dukes of Brabant in 1283 (see below).  Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot baron of Heers and Hauteville, descendant of Karel [II] van Rivieren, was created Reichsgraf by Emperor Ferdinand II 22 Mar 1623[924].  The title “duke of Aarschot” was later borne by the family of the princes of Croÿ.  I am grateful to John Immerseel for his help in reconstructing this family.  The following individuals are all named by Liekens who cites his sources[925]

 

 

1.         KAREL [I] (-after 1199).  m MARIA, daughter of ---.  Karel [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         KAREL [II] (-1245 or after).  He possessed the heerlijkheid of Rivieren, located on the Demer river west of Aarschot where shipping tolls were paid, and is named in documents from 1211 to 1245[926]

-        see below

b)         MATHILDE

c)         JAN (-1226 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

-        HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN

d)         ARNOUT (-1234). 

e)         WOUTER (-after 1217). 

f)          GOZUWIJN (-after 1222). 

g)         HENDRIK (-after 1218). 

 

 

KAREL [II], son of KAREL [I] & his wife Maria --- (-1245 or after).  He possessed the heerlijkheid of Rivieren, located on the Demer river west of Aarschot where shipping tolls were paid, and is named in documents from 1211 to 1245[927].  His descendants were officers in the administration of the dukes of Brabant[928]

m CLARITA, daughter of ---. 

Karel [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         REINIER "Cluet" (-1267 or after).  "Reinerus miles dictus cluet de riuria" is named in documents dated 1260, 1265 and 1267.  m BEATRIX van Grimbergen, daughter of WILLEM van Grimbergen Heer van Assche & his wife --- (-after 1281).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was recorded as a widow 1273-1281, without citing the source which confirms the information[929].  Reinier & his wife had three children: 

a)         JAN (-after 1283).  He is named with his father, mother and brother in 1260, 1265 and 1267.  Heer van Rivieren.  In 1283, Jean Duke of Brabant and his brother Godefroi heer van Aarschot, granted Jan van Rivieren their part of the “vrije erfleen van Aarschot” and acknowledged that he descended form the old counts of Aarschot[930]m ---.  The name of Jan’s wife is not known.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOUT .  Heer van Rivieren. 

b)         KAREL [III] (-1267 or after).  He is named with his father, mother and brother in 1260, 1265 and 1267.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Karel [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          KAREL [IV] (-after 3 Dec 1339).  Heer van Linter 1312.  Heer van Rivieren.  The seal of "Caroli de Arschot d’ni de Rivieren" is on the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders dated 3 Dec 1339. 

-         see below

ii)         GILLIS .  Canon of St Geertruide in Leuven 1339. 

c)         ELISABETH

 

 

KAREL [IV], son of KAREL [III] Heer van Rivieren & his wife --- (-after 3 Dec 1339).  Heer van Linter 1312.  Heer van Rivieren.  The seal of "Caroli de Arschot d’ni de Rivieren" is on the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders dated 3 Dec 1339. 

m as her third husband, MARGUERITE de Bouchout, widow firstly of ARNOUT Heer van Immerseel and secondly of HENDRIK Berthout "Bebbeken", daughter of ---.  Margareta gave the usufruct of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette, in the area of Merchentem, to her sons, Karel, Daniel, Reinier and Hendrik, "in bewijzen" of Willem Cluytincx, Jans son from whom these lands were "verheven". 

Karel [IV] & his wife had five children: 

1.         KAREL [V] (-after 1354).  Heer van Rivieren.  He payed tributes in 1343 and 1354.  m ---.  The name of Karel’s wife is not known.  Karel [V] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HENDRIK van Rivieren (-1348).  m (1337) ELISABETH van Diest, daughter of THOMAS Heer van Diest & his first wife Isabella van Wadenberge. 

2.         MARGARETA (-1367).  Vrouw van Rivieren.  The heerlijkheid of Rivieren was inherited by her descendants, passing through the Stalle, Kersteek, Diest, de Mailly, de Daules, de la Douve family and finally back to Rivieren-Aarschot through the marriage in 1615 of Catharina de la Douve to Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot (descendant of Margareta’s brother Daniel).  Butkens records this couple’s descendants[931]m FLORIS van Stalle, son of ---. 

3.         DANIEL van Rivieren (-1354 or after).  Heer van Neerlinter 1343.  m MARIA Vrouw van Graven, daughter of RAAS van Graven [Grez] Heer van Linter & his wife ---.  Daniel & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAAS van Rivieren (-May 1425, bur Antwerp Karthuizers).  Damen records his parentage, mention in 1406, some details of his career, and his date of death[932].  Heer van Graven.  Heer van Neerlinter.  He was the sixth generation ancestor of Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot, baron of Heers and Hauteville, heer van Horpmaal, Jesseren, Neerlinter who was created Reichsgraf by Emperor Ferdinand II 22 Mar 1623.  m CECILIA Vrouw van Heers, daughter of --- (-1421, bur Heers).  Damen records her family origin and marriage[933]

-        RIVIEREN-AARSCHOT, GRAVEN van RIVIEREN-AARSCHOT[934]

b)         REINIER van Rivieren

c)         MARGARETA van Rivierenm WERNIER Heer van Daules, son of ---. 

d)         MARIA van Rivierenm --- van Ordingen, son of ---. 

4.         HENDRIK van Rivierenm firstly ELISABETH van Berlaer, daughter of JAN van Berlaer & his wife Margareta van Heverle (-1353 or alter).  m secondly as her second husband, ELISABETH Coels, widow of LOUIS Florentele, daughter of GILLIS Coels & his wife Margareta van Cauwenberge (-1377 or after).  Hendrik & his first wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA van Rivieren

Hendrik & his second wife had three children: 

b)         HENDRIK van Rivieren (-after 1390).  m ELISABETH Meynearshoven, daughter of ---. 

c)         ELISABETH van Rivierenm HENDRIK Pipenpoy, son of ---. 

d)         MARGARETA van Rivierenm as his second wife, LAMBERT de Beaufort Seigneur de Gosnes, son of ---. 

5.         RENIER van Rivierenm ---.  The name of Renier’s wife is not known.  Renier & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGARETA van Rivieren (-after 1368).  m BERNARD van Borgnevel, son of ---. 

b)         MARIA van Rivieren (-after 1353). 

c)         CATHARINA van Rivieren (-after 1353). 

Karel [IV] had one illegitimate son by an unknown mistress: 

6.          HENDRIK (-after 1330).  Karel and his brothers gave the use of these lands to "Hendrik, natuurlijck son of Karel van Rivieren", who held these lands in leen from Willem Cluytincx in 1330.  m as her first husband, ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche.  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren.  Hendrik & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENDRIK (-after 15 May 1360).  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren. 

b)         JAN (-after 15 May 1360).  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren. 

 

 

 

G.      HEREN van ROTSELAAR

 

 

The heerlijkheid of Rotselaar was located near Aarschot, and included Werchter, Wackerseel and Tremeloo as well as Rotselaar itself.  The arms of the Heren van Rotselaar were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot with different colours, three red fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground, instead of black on a silver ground[935].  This suggests a family connection, as other junior branches of the Aarschot family also adopted the same arms with different colours.  It seems unlikely that the connection was through the female line as this would not explain the similar shields.  The title “seneschalk/hofmeester van Brabant” was hereditary in the family of the heren van Rotselaar.  This family is dealt with by Liekens who cites his sources on which the reconstruction is based[936]

 

 

1.         ARNOUT [I] (-after 1125).  Seneschalk van Brabant.  "…Arnulphus dapifer…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[937].  He is also named in 1125. 

 

 

Three brothers, probably children of Arnout [I].  It is also possible that Arnout [II] was the same person as Arnout [I]. 

1.         ARNOUT [II] van Rotselaar (-killed in battle 1146).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[938].  “Arnoldus dapifer de Rotselaar” is named in a charter dated 1129[939].  The Chronicon Diestense records that “Arnoldus [...vel Arnulphus dominus de Diest], domini de Wezemael, de Rotselaer, de Bierbaco, de Leefdale, Hoerne, Transingys, Ravies” were killed in battle in 1146[940]m ---.  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  Arnout [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARNOUT [III] (-[1180]).  "…Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[941].  “Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii eius...”  witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant donated property to Lire abbey[942]m ---.  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  Arnout [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ARNOUT [IV] (-before [1180]).  “Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii eius...”  witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant donated property to Lire abbey[943]

-         HEREN van ROTSELAAR[944]

ii)         GERARD (-1215).  Canon at St Gertrude’s church, Louvain.  Heer van Lubbeek.  His marriage and descendants set out below are shown by Crombecq, according to whom he was born from his father’s second marriage[945]

iii)        [MATHILDE van Dieve .  Her parentage and marriage are shown by Crombecq[946].  Liekens records this marriage and states that her dowry was the "leengoed' (feudal estate) of van Dieve[947].  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Mathilde was the daughter of Arnout [III], although Crombecq does not specify this.  m ARNEKIJN van Aarschot Heer van Lubbeek, son of --- (-after 1197).] 

b)         GODFRIED (-after 1146).  "…Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[948]

2.         WILLEM (-after 1129).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[949]

3.         WOUTER (-after 1129).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[950]

 

 

 

H.      HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN

 

 

The castle of Schoonhoven lies on the left bank of the Demer river near the town of Aarschot.  The leenboek for the "leenhof van Aarschot" says that the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven was comprised of five and later six separate fiefs. The castle of Schoonhoven was the fourth fief. The fiefs were not always held under the authority of a single individual.  As a result, at any given time, there could be more than one heer or vrouw "van" or "tot" Schoonhoven[951].  The arms of the heren van Schoonhoven were three gold fleur-de-lys on a red background. 

 

 

JAN [I] van Rivieren, son of KAREL & his wife Maria --- (-1226 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

m ERMENGILDE van Grez, daughter of WERNER van Grez & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are given by Herckenrode[952].  

Jan [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         JAN [II] (-after 1241).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Joannes miles de Arschot dictus de Schoonhoven" donated the church of Nieuwrode to the ‘s Hertogen Eiland (convent of Gemp) in St Joris Winghe by charter dated Nov 1241[953]m ---.  The name of Jan’s wife is not known.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

a)         JAN [III] (-1296 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  He donated his rights to the churches of Weerde and Langdorp to the abbey of Sinte Gertruide in Leuven by charters dated 21 Dec 1260 and 1265, witnessed by Arnout heer van Wezemaal and drossard of Brabant[954].  Jan van Schoonhoven said that he "nogmaals op in handen van den deken van het kapittel, bij akte van 31 Januari daaropvolgende[955].  "Joannes, dominus de Formosa, curia, miles de aerschot" is named in 1273 and is named in 1283 when he was present "bij de afpaling der kuip of vrijheid van Aarschot"[956].  He witnesse the charter by which Jan van Rivieren, Jean I duke of Brabant and his brother Godfried recognized the free estate of Aarschot.  He took part in the battle of Woeringen in 1288.  m BEATRIX van Issche, daughter of --- (-1295 or before).  Jan [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JAN [IV] (-1338).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Dominus Johannes de Pulcra, curia, miles" fidelis of Maria van Brabant, vrouw van Aarschot subscribed the charter dated 29 Nov 1313 (with Karel van Rivieren) by which Maria van Brabant sold some of her lands in Veldonk to the convent of Sinte Gertruide in Leuven[957].  He witnessed a charter dated 22 Mar 1331 by which Maria van Brabant surrendered the estate of Riller to Pauwel van Meynaertshoven, Willems oldest son[958]m CATHELIJN van der Aa, daughter of ---.  Jan [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JAN [V] (-before 1339).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

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(b)       GERARD

 

 

JAN [V], son of JAN [IV] Heer van Schoonhoven & his wife Cathelijn van der Aa (-before 1339).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Johannes dominus de Scoenhoven, miles" served the duke of Brabant in 1338 “mits 57 ponden oude grooten” in the war between England and France, with 18 mounted men, each provided with a stormhoed.  He subscribed the charter dated Dec 1339 which records the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders. 

m firstly MARGUERITE de Lille[959], daughter of ---.  

m secondly (Campenhout) as her first husband, MARGARETA van Redelgem, daughter of DANIEL van Redelgem & his wife --- (-after 15 Sep 1369).  She married secondly (before May 1339) Filips van Waver.  Wauters records her parentage and marriages[960].  Margareta and her second husband had a dispute with her stepson Jan [VI] van Schoonhoven about properties neglected by Hugo Heer van Coudenberg and his wife.  The parties agreed to the arbitration of Willem heer van Waver, Willem Heer van Pipenpoy, Jan Pasteel van Aarschot and Walter Pipenpoy, who decided in favour of Jan van Schoonhoven by charter dated 22 May 1339[961].  The aldermen of Brussels registered an agreement between Jan van Schoonhoven and his stepmother concerning the estate of his grandmother Maria van Coundenberghe, dated 29 and 30 May 1340[962]

Jan [V] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         JAN [VI] (-[before 1365]).  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille.  He is named in the documents cited above under his stepmother.  m (3 Nov 1355[963]) as her first husband, MARGARETA van Waver Vrouw van Pamel, Ledeberg, en Corbeek, daughter of JAN Heer van Pamel & his wife Katerina Swaef ([1340]-after 13 Aug 1378).   Simon de Herbais, in the lawsuit following the death of Marie van Wedergraet in 1445, swore that he was “issue de Marguerite de Wedergrate...qui épousa Jean de Wavre, dont elle eut trois fils : Jean, Philippe et Guillaume...Jean l’aîné eut trois filles : l’aînée épousa le sire de Schoonhoven...[964].  Her marriage date is estimated very approximately for compatibility with the chronology of her descendants.  She married secondly Jan [II] van Diegem[965], and thirdly (1372) Jan van Rotselaar seneschalk van Brabant.  Marguerite de Wavre…de concert avec son père, avec son second mari, et avec Bernard sire de Bornival” submitted accounts “de sa tutelle à son fis Jean de Schoonhoven, devant les échevins de Bruxelles” 25 Apr 1375 (no source citation)[966].  “Vrouwe Margete van Wavre vrouwe van Rotselaer ende van Scoenhoven, her Jan he van Rotselaer erfdrossate in Brabant vogt van Tricht, der selve vrouwe Margete man ende…momboir, Jan van Scoenhoven ende joufvrouwe Margete van Scoenhoven syn suster beide wettige kinde vrouwer Margeter voirs, her Simon van Harbais he van Golaere ridder verwaende daer in suenne kinderen die hy hadde van vrouwe Meynen van Wavre wilen was, sinen wittighen wive, vrouwe Kateline van Wavre vrouwe van Mande ende heer Jean Barnage he van Mande hue man alse hue wettighe momboer, en her Otto van Wavre canonic in sente piets berck te Loevene brued vrouwen Margeten en vrouwe Katteline voors” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[967]Jan [VI] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JAN [VII] ([1360/65?]-8 Jan, after 1428).  His parentage is confirmed by a necrology which records the death 8 Jan of “heer Jans van Aarschot, heere van Schoonhoven ende van Lille, heeren Jans ende vrouwe Margariete zijnder ouders solvit ecclesia”.  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille. 

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b)         MARGARETA van SchoonhovenVrouwe Margete van Wavre vrouwe van Rotselaer ende van Scoenhoven…Jan van Scoenhoven ende joufvrouwe Margete van Scoenhoven syn suster beide wettige kinde vrouwer Margeter voirs…” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[968]Jean de Schoonhoven” sold “les domaines de Pamele, situés des deux côtés de la Dendre” to “Everard Boote chevalier” by charter dated 8 Jul 1391[969]m EVERARD Boete, son of ---.  Wauters records that Everard sold Pamel to “Nicolas de Vydt” and discusses his successors at Pamel until the mid-18th century[970]

 

 

JAN [VII] van Schoonhoven, son of JAN [VI] Heer van Schoonhoven & his wife Margareta van Waver ([1360/65?]-8 Jan, after 1428).  His parentage is confirmed by a necrology which records the death 8 Jan of “heer Jans van Aarschot, heere van Schoonhoven ende van Lille, heeren Jans ende vrouwe Margariete zijnder ouders solvit ecclesia”.  His date of birth is estimated very approximately on the assumption of his birth towards the end of his father’s life, which appears compatible with the suggested chronology of his descendants.  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille.  Marguerite de Wavre…de concert avec son père, avec son second mari, et avec Bernard sire de Bornival” submitted accounts “de sa tutelle à son fils Jean de Schoonhoven, devant les échevins de Bruxelles” 25 Apr 1375 (no source citation)[971].  “Vrouwe Margete van Wavre vrouwe van Rotselaer ende van Scoenhoven…Jan van Scoenhoven ende joufvrouwe Margete van Scoenhoven syn suster beide wettige kinde vrouwer Margeter voirs…” promised to respect the division of territories inherited after the death of “Heer Jean van Wavre chevalier seigneur de Pamele et de Percke” in accordance with the wishes of “leur dit père” by charter dated 13 Aug 1378[972]Jean de Schoonhoven” sold “les domaines de Pamele, situés des deux côtés de la Dendre” to “Everard Boote chevalier” by charter dated 8 Jul 1391[973].  The heerdij van Schoonhoven, then in possession of Jan [VII], was heavily mortgaged, the mortgage held by Hendrick Wynricx for two thousand ‘gouden penningen’ met den schild goeder en wettelijker oude penningen.  Jan defaulted in payment, the property was taken and awarded to Hendrik Wynricx 24 Sep 1409.  Henrick Wynricx appeared before the aldermen of Leuven in Oct 1428 to request guidance on managing the Schoonhoven lands to recover his money.  The aldermen permitted him to sell the mortgage publicly.  The new buyer was the knight Jan van Vilain who was installed as the new holder of the mortgage.  On the same day "beloofde jonker Jan van Schoonhoven" and his son "jonker Jan, ridder Jan van Vilain worand te zijn, zoo hem in het goed iet te nauwe gedaan ware", according to three documents prepared in the presence of the schepenen of Mechelen, T. de Ridder[974].  He is named in his son’s Apr 1428 charter quoted below. 

m ELSA van Diest, daughter of HENDRIK Heer van Diest & his wife Elsa van Horne ([1375/85?]-).  The Chronicon Diestense names “Thomam successorem suum, Johannem et Wilhelmum episcopum Argentine civitatis, Mariam de Rotselaer et domicellam Elisabeth de Schoonhovia” as children of Hendrik van Diest and his wife[975].  A necrology records the deaths of “Jans van Lille end Lysbeth zynder huysvrouw[976].  Her birth date is estimated very approximately bearing in mind the likely birth date of her oldest brother and the death of her second son in 1478. 

Jan [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN [VIII] .  Jan [VII] was named in 1422 with his two sons Jan and Hendrik.  “Domicellus Johannes de Scoenhoven junior dominus de Waenrode, filius domicelli Johannis de Scoenhoven” acknowledged a debt to “Henrico de Diest domino de Riviria militi” by charter dated Apr 1428[977].  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[978].  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode, by right of his first wife.  According to the leenboek van Aarschot, Jan [VIII] was "man" of the "grondheerlijkheid van goed en ontgoed" on certain properties within the town of Aarschot and the prochien of Langdorp and Rillaar that lay within the lande van Aarschot, with the pondspennigen and the peerdeheuren as well as about 36 bunders of woods known as the “Berkt” that lay between Nieuwrode-heide and the Papenbosch; also 3 bunderen woods known as “Vronte”, along with a half bunder vineyard in Dorenborg, also “havercijnsen” (maybe relating to a special tax imposed on the harvest of oats) in Langdorp, Gelrode and Messelbroek.  This was all included in three entire fiefs within the the leenhof van Aarschot, which gave him the right to the title of heer ‘tot’ Schoonhoven even though the kasteel did not belong to him.  In conection with the Wedergraet succession lawsuit, Jan [VIII] claimed descent from “...Marguerite, sœur de Jean de Wedergrate. Jean de Wavre fils de cette dame eut une fille Marguerite qui épousa Jean d’Arschot sire de Schoonhoven. De ce mariage naquit un autre Jean, le père du demandeur, qui était l’aîné de ses frères”, and produced “une douzaine de pièces” including the epitaph in Brussels église des Carmes of “Guillaume Meeuwe fils de Jean et de Marguerite de Wedergrate”, the testament of “cette dame”, “son épitaphe dans la même église et celle de Jean de Wedegrate son frère inhumé à côté d’elle[979]m firstly JOHANNA van Lintre Vrouw van Waenrode en Binchem, daughter of GERARD van Lintre Heer van Waenrode & his wife Oda van Petershem.  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[980]m secondly CATHARINA van Heemsrode [Hemsrode], daughter of ---.  m thirdly MARIA van Alcken, daughter of ---.  Jan [VIII] & his second wife had one child: 

a)         JOANNA .  Vrouw van Schoonhoven, Waenrode, Binkom. 

2.         HENDRIK [I] (-1478).  Jan [VII] was named in 1422 with his two sons Jan and Hendrik.  After Marie van Wedergraet sold her rights to property in Flanders to Pierre de Roubaix, her nephew Hendrik van Aarschot-Schoonhoven successfully claimed compensation in 1440 before selling his own rights to Pierre whom he sued for non-payment[981].  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[982].  He succeeded his niece as Heer van Schoonhoven en Nieuwrode.  The leenboek van Aarschot said that he was “man” of the hove van Schoonhoven, with about 23 and a half bunderen of pastureland, the mills on the Motte for the hof, nearby lands and woods of about 14 ½ bunderen with another ¾ bunder vineyard in Vinkeveld, and a brewery or ‘panhuijs’ all of which made up the fief.  The leenboek also records that Hendrik [I] came into possession of the fief that his brother Jan had held: "ende hiertoe es comen by overgeven Jans voers’ Henrick van Schoonhoven zijns broeders".  m firstly BEATRIX ‘t Serclaes Vrouw van Woluwe St Stevens en Bodegem, daughter of Baron JAN [Johann] ‘t Serclaes van Bodegem-Woluwe & his wife Johanna Swaefs (-1451).  m secondly JOHANNA Braderix, daughter of ---.  m thirdly ODELIA van Thille d’Edelbempt, daughter of ---.  Hendrik [I] & his first wife had seven children: 

a)         JAN [IX] (-before 31 Jul 1483).  Heer van Schoonhoven, and through purchase heer van St. Stevens Woluwe.  After his father’s death, the kasteel of Schoonhoven and its associated lands, which existed as a separate fief, came into his possession along with the three other fiefs already mentioned.  m CATHARINA van Heenvliet, daughter of WILLEM van Heenvleet & his wife Margaretha van Reimerswaal (daughter of Nicolaes Kervinc van Reimerswaal and Geertruide van Gaveren). 

b)         HENDRIK [II] (-9 Mar ----).  On 31 Jul 1483, before Jan van Schoonhoven, and Aert Olivers and Pauwel de Verwere, mannen van leen, Hendrick [II] van Schoonhoven received the kasteel van Schoonhoven with all that belonged to it, upon the death of his brother Jan heer van Schoonhoven.  On the same day, and before the same officials, he also received the grondheerlijkheid of the other three parts of Schoonhoven[983].  On 19 Nov 1483 before the leenhof van Aarschot, Hendrik [II] van Schoonhoven, son of the deceased Hendrik [I], "gederft en’ opgedragen syn recht ende actie dat hij hadde aan ende op huys ende hof van Schoonhoven, metter heerlicheyt daertoe behoorende ende ‘t vierendeel van al de anderen goederen van Schoenhoven").  On 21 Nov 1483, Hendrik received two fiefs consisting of two parcels of woods that lay near Speelhoven, and that his father had received from Wouter Daniels, and which now came to him following his brother Jan’s death.  The necrology of Aarschot church records the death 9 Mar of “joncker Henricks van Aarschot heere tot Schoonhoven, zijnre huysvrouwe ende ouders[984]m JUTTE van Edelbampt [Edelenampt] vrouw van Thille, daughter of ---.  An internet webpage describing the history of the Chateau and Church of Thys (Thylle) records some details of the ancestry of Jutte van Edelbampt[985]It states that the Edelbampt family were lords of Herten from 1400 to 1470, that Jutte’s great-grandmother was the daughter of Louis [II] de Thys and that her son Louis [I] d’Edelbampt inherited both halves of the lordship, one half from his maternal grandfather Louis [II] de Thys and the other half from his maternal uncle Louis [III] de Thys.  Hendrik [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          LIESBETH van SchoonhovenVrouwe van Thys, inherited her mother’s family.  On the 15 Dec 1491, she and her husband bought their three parts of the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven from her first cousin Hendrik [III] and his wife.  On the same day he also sold them the house and hof van Schoonhoven and everything that belonged to it.  From this time, Liesbeth bore the title vrouw van Schoonhoven and the property fell into the hands of the van Eynatten family.  m HERMAN van Eynatten, son of ---. 

c)         PHILIPS van Schoonhoven (-1490).  On 21 Nov 1483 in the leenhof van Aarschot, Philips van Schoonhoven, knight, heer van Waanrode the forementioned three parts "van allen den goeden van Schoonhoven toebehoort hebben, gelegen in diversche plaetsse binnen der stadt ende vryheyt ende lande van Arschot, soe verre die van den heer van Aerschot te leen ruerende syn, hem in deylinge gevallen nae doode syns vaders ende heeren Jans syns brueders", according to the contents of aldermen’s records from Aarschot and Leuven and other written documents, and similar to those he received from his brother Hendrik.  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode, also received part of the lands and heerlijkheid van Schoonhoven.  He is named in 1478.  m CATHARINA Pot, daughter of ---.  Philips & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENDRIK [III] .  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode.  On 17 Jun 1491, he received the hoeve van Schoonhoven and on 27 June he received the other three parts of the fief.  On the 15 Dec 1491, he and his wife Joanna Cautereau sold these three parts of the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven to his cousin Liesbeth van Schoonhoven and her husband Herman van Eynatten.  On the same day he sold them the house and hof van Schoonhoven and everything that belonged to it. From this time onward Elizabeth carried the title vrouw van Schoonhoven and the property fell into the hands of the House van Eynatten.  m (1491) JOANNA Cauterau [Cotereau], daughter of ROBERT Cotereau & his second wife Margriete Herdinckx. 

ii)         PHILIPS van Schoonhoven .  Priest. 

iii)        PETRUS van Schoonhoven (-young). 

d)         BEATRIX van Schoonhoven (bur Onzer Lieve Vrouwenkoor[986]).  m LODEWIJK de Bruyne, son of --- (-1473 or before).

e)         MARGARETA van Schoonhovenm firstly JAN de Herzée, son of ---.  m secondly JAN van Quaderebbe, son of ---. 

f)          JOANNA van Schoonhoven .  Nun at Reimerswaal. 

g)         ELZA van Schoonhovenm JAN van Reimerswaal, son of ---. 

3.         ANNA van Schoonhoven (-1477).  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[987]m GERARD van der Aa, son of GERARD van der Aa & his wife Elisabeth Wellensdr. van Neynsel (-Sep 1443). 

4.         six children .  According to Butkens, Jan [VII] was father of nine children. Liekens only names Jan and Hendrik. 

 

 

 

I.        HEREN van WESEMAAL

 

 

The heerlijkheid of Wesemaal was located between Aarschot and Louvain, based around a castle of the same name.  The arms of the Heren van Wesemaal were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot with different colours, three silver fleurs-de-lys on a red ground, instead of black on a silver ground[988].  This suggests a family connection, as other supposed junior branches of the Aarschot family also adopted the same arms with different colours.  It seems unlikely that the connection was through the female line, which would presumably not explain the similar shields.  It would be chronologically consistent if Gerard [I] van Wesemaal was the son of Arnout [III] van Aarschot.  The title “grootmaarschalk van Brabant” was hereditary in the family of the heren van Wesemaal. 

 

 

1.         GERARD [I] van Wesemaal (-killed in battle 1146).  Heer van Wesemaal.  He was one of the guardians of the infant Godefroi Duke of Brabant (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) in 1143.  The Chronicon Diestense records that “Arnoldus [...vel Arnulphus dominus de Diest], domini de Wezemael, de Rotselaer, de Bierbaco, de Leefdale, Hoerne, Transingys, Ravies” were killed in battle in 1146[989]

 

2.         --- van Wesemaal .  The chronology suggests that Berta’s husband was not Gerard [I].  Maybe he was Gerard’s son.  m BERTA, daughter of --- (-after 1180).  Dongelberghe records that “Arnoldus de Wesemal cum matre sua Bertha” were named in 1180 (no source cited)[990].  The corresponding primary source has not been identified.  One child: 

a)         ARNOUT [I] (-after 5 Nov 1214).  Heer van Wesemaal.  Butkens says that Arnout [I] held the lands of “Westerlo, Oelue, Quatbeke, Berchem et Herselt” as fiefs of the churches of Utrecht St. Martin and St. Sauveur[991].  Dongelberghe records that “Arnoldus de Wesemal cum matre sua Bertha” were named in 1180 (no source cited)[992].  Butkens says that Arnout [I] was named in a source dated 1176[993], which has not been identified.  Dongelberghe records that “Arnoldus de Wesemal cum matre sua Bertha” were named in 1180 (no source cited)[994].  "…Arnoldus de Wesemale…" subscribed the charter dated 1188 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingie", at the request of "uxoris nostre Imaine ducisse Lotharingie", confirmed the donations to Averboden by "frater eius comes Gerardus de Loen"[995].  Henri I Duke of Brabant confirmed privileges to the burgers of Vilvoorde, including rights “in allodio de Filfordia...Mersc...ab allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke”, by charter dated 1192, witnessed by “...Arnoldus de Wesenale...[996].  He is named in charters dated 1176, 1180, 1191, 1199, 1210 and 1212.  "...Arnoldus de Wisemale..." witnessed the 3 Nov 1200 treaty between Henri I Duke of Brabant and Dirk VII Count of Holland[997].  “...Arnoldus de Wesemale...” witnessed the charter dated 24 Feb 1212 (O.S.?) under which “Godefridus de Breda” notified receiving “toloneum navium per Strenam et Scaldam...” in fief from the duke of Brabant[998].  "...Arnoldus de Wesemale..." witnessed the 5 Nov 1214 marriage contract between “Macteldem filiam D. Heinrici ducis Lotharingie” and “filium D. Willelmi comitis Hollandie, Florentium primogenitum[999]m ([after 1180]) ---.  The name of Arnout’s wife is not known.  Arnout [I]’s being named with his mother in 1180 suggests that he was unmarried at the time.  Douxchamps names “Clémence (de Montferrant)” as the wife of Arnout [I][1000].  The primary source which names “Clémence” has not been identified.  Concerning “(de Montferrant)”, as noted below under his son Arnout [II], Jacques de Hemricourt records that, of the “onze filhes monss. Iwen de Montferat”, the eldest married “alle saingnor de Wezemale en Braybant...mess. Ernus de Vivirs[1001].  Testing the uncertain chronology of the children of Iwan de Montferrant against the Wesemaal family is difficult, although the death of her supposed brother Adam de Montferrant “after Mar 1262” appears consistent with his oldest sister marrying Arnout [II] not Arnout [I].  If she was the wife of Arnout [I], the chronology suggests that she would have been a second wife and not the mother of Arnout [II].  Arnout [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          ARNOUT [II] van Wesemaal ([1185/95?]-[5 Feb 1261/May 1265]).  Butkens records his parentage (no source cited)[1002]Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant. 

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ii)         [GERTRUD van Wesemael ([before 1205]-).  Crombecq records that Godfried van Aarschot heer van Dieve married “Gertrude van Wesemael” (no parents named), noting that she was born before 1205[1003].  If that date is correct, Gertrude may have been the daughter of Arnout [I].  m (before 1235) GODFRIED van Dieve Heer van Dieve, son of ARNEKIN & his wife Mathilde van Rotselaar-Dieve.] 

 

 

ARNOUT [II] van Wesemaal, son of ARNOUT [I] Heer van Wesemaal & his wife --- ([1185/95?]-[5 Feb 1261/May 1265]).  Butkens records his parentage (no source cited)[1004].  His birth date is suggested based on the likely birth date of his oldest son, bearing mind his last mention in 1261.  Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "…Arnoldum de Wesemule…"[1005].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale" donated land "jacentis in parochia de Wambeca in voco Lumbeca" to Ninove, for the salvation of "mei et uxoris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1229[1006].  "Arnoldus d’Aa" confirmed "decimam illam" to the nuns of Beaupré, and committed the consent of "Domini Arnoldi de Wesemaele aut Domini Arnoldi Crainhem aut Domini Theodorici mariti neptis meæ", by charter dated 1232[1007]: the precise family connections between Arnoul van de Aa and the Wesemael and Kraainhem families have not been ascertained.  Henri I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “consanguineus noster Arnoldus de Wesemale” had donated “decimam...in parochia de Lintre” to “conventus Vallis Virginum” [Oplinter] by charter dated 1231 “feria quinta ante dominicum qua cantantur[1008].  “Arnoldus miles de Wesemals” donated “decimam...in villa Oplinter” to “sororibus Vallis Virginum” [Oplinter] by charter dated May 1232[1009].  “Ernoul chevalier sire de Wesemale et dame Béatrix son épouse” donated property to Epinlieu abbey, with the consent of “leur fils Ernoul”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1244[1010].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale” clarified rights of Oplinter by charter dated Feb 1245 (O.S.?), sealed by himself and “Arnulphi filii nostri primogeniti[1011].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale...et Arnoldus filius meus” confirmed that “Godefridus de Lovenjol miles et feodatus meus” had sold land to l’Ile-Duc monastery by charter dated Jul 1247[1012].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale..." witnessed the 18 Jun 1252 charter of Willem II Count of Holland, King of Germany[1013].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemaele" notified that the duke of Brabant had sealed the donation of "duarum partium majoris decimæ de Westerlo" made by "filio meo primogenito domino Arnoldo" to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated [22] Jul 1254[1014].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale et Aleydis uxor eius comitissa Alverniæ" swore to restore to the duke of Brabant revenue from "vivarium de Durasch" by charter dated 22 Jul 1260[1015].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale” confirmed that "Joannes de Arschot" donated his rights in “patronatus de Werde et de Langdorpe” to Louvain Saint-Gertrude by charter dated 21 Dec 1260[1016].  "Robertus comes Alverniæ" confirmed his agreement with Henri Duke of Brabant that, if “Arnoldum dominum de Wesemale” died before “domina Aleyde comitissa Arverniæ uxore sua”, the latter would be invested with the county of Boulogne, by charter dated 5 Feb 1260 (O.S.)[1017].  Arnout [II] died before May 1265 when his son Arnout [III] is named Heer van Wesemaal, as noted below. 

[m firstly (before [1215/20?]) --- de Montferrant, daughter of IWAN de Montferrant & his wife --- (-before 1222?).  This supposed first marriage is problematic.  Dongelberghe records that “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemal miles senior” [from the context indicating Arnout [II], although Dongelberghe appears to conflate him with Arnout [I]] married “filiam natu maiorem Iwani domini de Montferrant” with whom he was living in 1220 (no source cited)[1018]. Jacques de Hemricourt records that, of the “onze filhes monss. Iwen de Montferat”, the eldest married “alle saingnor de Wezemale en Braybant...mess. Ernus de Vivirs[1019].  Testing the uncertain chronology of the children of Iwan de Montferrant against the Wesemaal family is difficult, although the death of her supposed brother Adam de Montferrant “after Mar 1262” appears consistent with his oldest sister marrying Arnout [II].  Hemricourt’s reference to “de Vivirs” has not been explained.  If the marriage is correct, she died before [1222], the suggested date of her supposed husband’s marriage to Beatrix van Breda.] 

m [firstly/secondly] ([before 1222?]) BEATRIX van Breda, daughter of GODEFRID [II] Heer van Breda & his wife Lutgarde van Kuyc (-[2 Dec 1244/Mar 1251]).  Europäische Stammtafeln dates her marriage to “before 1222”[1020].  If that is correct, Beatrix was already married when named in the following document: “Lutgardis domina de Scotis” donated “duodecim libras Flandrensis monete...apud Serber et...apud Perke loco...Bukt” to Antwerp St. Michiel, with the consent of “liberis meis...Godefrido, Egidio, Henrico, Sophia et Beatrice”, by charter dated 19 Apr 1219[1021].  Beatrix’s inclusion in this document suggests that she was not yet married at the time.  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale" donated land "jacentis in parochia de Wambeca in voco Lumbeca" to Ninove, for the salvation of "mei et uxoris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1229[1022].  “Ernoul chevalier sire de Wesemale et dame Béatrix son épouse” donated property to Epinlieu abbey, with the consent of “leur fils Ernoul”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1244[1023]

m [secondly/thirdly] ([1247/21 Apr 1251]) as her third husband, ALEIDIS de Brabant, widow firstly of ARNAUD [III] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck and secondly of GUILLAUME [X] Comte d'Auvergne, daughter of HENRI I Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (-[5 Feb 1261/1267]).  Butkens names Aleidis as the second wife of Arnout [III] van Wesemaal[1024], which is disproved by the documents cited in this section.  "Robertus comes Claremontis et Alverniæ, Aleydis mater eius, et Arnoldus dominus de Wensemale maritus" confirmed agreement concerning property by charter dated 21 Apr 1251[1025].  Her third marriage is confirmed by a letter dated Jun 1260 from "Ernoul chevalier Sire de Wesemale et Alys que fu contesse d’Auvergne sa femme" granted their rights in the county of Boulogne to "nostre cousine germaine la contesse Mahaut de Boloigne"[1026].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale et Aleydis uxor eius comitissa Alverniæ" swore to restore to the duke of Brabant revenue from "vivarium de Durasch" by charter dated 22 Jul 1260[1027].  "Robertus comes Alverniæ" confirmed his agreement with Henri Duke of Brabant that, if “Arnoldum dominum de Wesemale” died before “domina Aleyde comitissa Arverniæ uxore sua”, the latter would be invested with the county of Boulogne, by charter dated 5 Feb 1260 (O.S.)[1028]

Mistress (1): MACHTELD van Rivieren, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her name and relationship with Arnout [II] has not been identified. 

Arnout [II] & his [first/second] wife had five children: 

1.         ARNOUT [III] van Wesemaal ([1215/20?]-[1291]).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when first named in 1240, but could be later if his father’s first marriage is correctly shown above.  His mother is identified as Beatrix van Breda by the May 1265 charter quoted below under his brother Godfried, which confirmed donations made by Beatrix’s own mother.  “Arnoldus miles junior de Wesemale et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated property "quod…Arnoldus senior miles de Wesemale…nostri matrimonii…in donatione…in Westerlo" to Utrecht church by charter dated 18 Jun 1240[1029].  “Ernoul chevalier sire de Wesemale et dame Béatrix son épouse” donated property to Epinlieu abbey, with the consent of “leur fils Ernoul”, by charter dated 1244[1030].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale” clarified rights of Oplinter by charter dated Feb 1245 (O.S.?), sealed by himself and “Arnulphi filii nostri primogeniti[1031].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale...et Arnoldus filius meus” confirmed that “Godefridus de Lovenjol miles et feodatus meus” had sold land to l’Ile-Duc monastery by charter dated Jul 1247[1032].  “Arnoldus primogenitus domini Arnoldi de Wesemale miles et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated the churches of "Westerlo et de Oelue" to Tongeren abbey by charter dated Jul 1253[1033].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemaele" notified that the duke of Brabant had sealed the donation of "duarum partium majoris decimæ de Westerlo" made by "filio meo primogenito domino Arnoldo" to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated [22] Jul 1254[1034].  Henri III Duke of Brabant noted that “dominus Arnoldus de Wesemale primogenitus et heres domini Arnoldi de Wesemale” had “olim temporibus patris nostri domini Henrici ducis Brabantiæ” (so, before 1248) sold land “in parochia superioris Lintre...” to Oplinter and that now (“nunc”) “dominus Arnoldus supradictus, fratres ipsius dominus Godefridus miles et Gerardus, cum ad ætatem legitimam pervenissent” renounced rights in the property, by charter dated Feb 1257 (O.S.)[1035]Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  "Godefridus de Wisenmale miles dominus de Perke et Isentrudis conjunx eiusdem" confirmed "decimæ in Percka in loco...Bocht..." to Antwerp St Michael, with the consent of “fratris nostri Arnoldi domini de Wisenmale”, by charter dated May 1265[1036].  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale Marscalcus Brabantiæ miles” acknowledged a debt to the church of Utrecht to be paid by the Templars by charter dated 6 Apr 1269[1037].  The 3 May 1276 charter quoted below confirms that Arnout [III] resigned Wesemaal and joined the Knights Templars.  Butkens says that he was Grand Master in 1277 (no source cited)[1038], but Poswick suggests that Butkens was in error[1039].  "Isentrud dame de Wesemale et...Ernous ses fius" confirmed that the duke of Brabant has guaranteed their debt to "frere Ernoul de Wesemale" and agreed to hold him harmless by charter dated 27 Mar 1278 (O.S.)[1040].  Douxchamps indicates that Arnout [III] died “vers 1291[1041]m ([Jun 1240]) ISABELLE de la Frête, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1253).  Dongelberghe records that “Arnoldus iuvenis de Wesemal filius Marischalli Brabantiæ” married “Elizabetham de la Frete” in 1240 “feria sexta ante nativitatem Ioannis Baptistæ” (no source cited)[1042].  The corresponding document has not been found.  “Arnoldus miles junior de Wesemale et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated property "quod…Arnoldus senior miles de Wesemale…nostri matrimonii…in donatione…in Westerlo" to Utrecht church by charter dated 18 Jun 1240[1043].  “Arnoldus primogenitus domini Arnoldi de Wesemale miles et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated the churches of "Westerlo et de Oelue" to Tongeren abbey by charter dated Jul 1253[1044]

2.         GODFRIED (-before May 1276).  His mother is identified as Beatrix van Breda by the May 1265 charter quoted below, which confirmed donations made by Beatrix’s own mother.  The Feb 1257 (O.S.) charter quoted below indicates that Godfried was a minor when his older brother Arnout [III] sold land (in Jul 1247), suggesting that he may have been born after 1229.  Henri III Duke of Brabant noted that “dominus Arnoldus de Wesemale primogenitus et heres domini Arnoldi de Wesemale” had “olim temporibus patris nostri domini Henrici ducis Brabantiæ” [so, before 1248] sold land “in parochia superioris Lintre...” to Oplinter [presumably relating to the Jul 1247 charter quoted above] and that now (“nunc”) “dominus Arnoldus supradictus, fratres ipsius dominus Godefridus miles et Gerardus, cum ad ætatem legitimam pervenissent” renounced rights in the property, by charter dated Feb 1257 (O.S.)[1045].  Heer van Perk: "Godefridus de Wisenmale miles dominus de Perke et Isentrudis conjunx eiusdem" confirmed that “Lutgardis domina de Scotis, de consensu liberorum suorum” [Lutgarde van Kuyc, wife of Godefrid [II] van Schoten Heer van Breda] donated "decimæ in Percka in loco...Bocht..." to Antwerp St Michael, with the consent of “fratris nostri Arnoldi domini de Wisenmale”, by charter dated May 1265[1046]Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant: his succession on his brother’s resignation is indicated by his widow being named “domina de Wesemale” in the 3 May 1276 charter quoted below.  m ISENTRUDE, daughter of --- (-after 27 Mar 1279).  "Godefridus de Wisenmale miles dominus de Perke et Isentrudis conjunx eiusdem" confirmed "decimæ in Percka in loco...Bocht..." to Antwerp St Michael, with the consent of “fratris nostri Arnoldi domini de Wisenmale”, by charter dated May 1265[1047].  Butkens names her “Dame d’Alphen fille de Gillis et d’Oliviere” (no source cited)[1048].  The primary source which confirms this parentage has not been identified.  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale marscalcus Brabantie ac Ysenordis eius mater domina de Wesemale” confirmed that “Arnoldo filio domini Arnoldi quondam domini de Wesemale, nunc fratri de ordine militum Templi” had donated property by charter dated 3 May 1276[1049].  "Isentrud dame de Wesemale et...Ernous ses fius" confirmed that the duke of Brabant has guaranteed their debt to "frere Ernoul de Wesemale" and agreed to hold him harmless by charter dated 27 Mar 1278 (O.S.)[1050].  Godfried & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGARETA van Wesemaal (-after 25 Mar 1302)Concerning the wife of Hendrik [IV] Heer van Boutersem, Butkens says in one passage that “on lui attribue pour femme la fille de Leon Chastelain de Bruxelles” but in his table of the Boutersem family he names her “Margarete de Wesemaele Dame de Perck et Oplinter, laquelle vivoit veuve 1290[1051]Vrouw van Perk en Oplinter.  Europäische Stammtafeln states that Hendrik [IV] married before 17 Apr 1277 “Margareta van Wesemaal, widow of Jan [II] van Héverlée”, adding that she was alive 25 Mar 1302[1052].  In another table, Europäische Stammtafeln records her first marriage 8 Mar 1264[1053].  If that date is correct, Margareta must have been her parents’ oldest child, and even if correct she must have very young for marriage at the time.  m firstly ([8 Mar 1264]) JAN [II] van Héverlée, son of ---.  m secondly ([before 17 Apr 1277]) [as his second wife,] HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Boutersem, son of --- (-after 1279). 

b)         ARNOUT [IV] van Wesemaal ([after 1260?]-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The presence of his mother in the 27 Mar 1279 (O.S.) charter quoted above suggests that Arnout [IV] was a minor at the time.  Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale marscalcus Brabantie ac Ysenordis eius mater domina de Wesemale” confirmed that “Arnoldo filio domini Arnoldi quondam domini de Wesemale, nunc fratri de ordine militum Templi” had donated property by charter dated 3 May 1276[1054].  "Isentrud dame de Wesemale et...Ernous ses fius" confirmed that the duke of Brabant has guaranteed their debt to "frere Ernoul de Wesemale" and agreed to hold him harmless by charter dated 27 Mar 1279 (O.S.)[1055].  The Chronique Artésienne records “mesires de Wisenale” among those killed at the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302[1056].  [m firstly ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Butkens says that Arnout [IV] married firstly “Elisabeth” (no source cited)[1057].  No source has yet been found which names this supposed first wife.]  m [secondly] IDA van Bierbeek, daughter of --- (-1310).  Butkens records her family origin, marriage, and date of death (no sources cited)[1058].  Arnout [IV] & his [second] wife had [five] children: 

i)          ARNOUT [V] van Wesemaal (-[1316/1318]).  Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  “Aernout van Wesemale Heer van Bergen aan den Soom” settled a dispute with Willem II Count of Holland, with “Arnoud Heer van Wesemale [...Marschalk van Brabant], Heer Rase van Boulaer Heer van Liedekercke ende van Breda onsen...neven, ende Heeren Gerard end Heeren Godevaerd onse...broeders”, acting as guarantors, by charter dated 12 Mar 1309[1059].  The source which confirms Arnout’s date of death has not been identified.  Butkens says that he died “envers l’an 1313” (no source cited)[1060].  Douxchamps indicates that he was named in 1316 and died “avant 1318[1061]

ii)         WILLEM [I] van Wesemaal (-[1357/67]).  Butkens records his parentage and succession as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant, “advoué de Duffel” (no sources cited)[1062]

-         see below

iii)        GISBERT van Wesemaal (-killed in battle 1334).  Butkens records his parentage and death “en guerre contre les Flamens” in 1334 (no sources cited)[1063]

iv)       WALTER van Wesemaal (-after 1310).  Butkens records his parentage and mention in 1310 (no sources cited)[1064]

v)        [MARGARETA van Wesemaal (-after 1367).  Butkens records her parentage, marriage, and her mention as a widow in 1367 (no sources cited)[1065].  The date 1367 seems late if Margareta was the daughter of Arnout [IV]: the possibility of some error in Butkens cannot be excluded.  m HENDRIK Berthout [IV] Heer van Duffel, son of HENDRIK [III] Berthout Heer van Duffel & his second wife Beatrix van Rotselaer (-before 1367).] 

c)         [MARIA van Wesemaal (-after [1305]).  Butkens records her parentage, two marriages, and her mention with her first husband in 1300, his death at Courtrai, and her two sons “Henry Happaert chevalier et Leon Happaert nommés frères de Jean de Kraainem chevalier 1339” by her second marriage (no sources cited)[1066].  The chronology for this supposed parentage is not ideal considering firstly the 25 Mar 1264 marriage date of Maria’s supposed sister Margareta and secondly her own second marriage after 1302 by which she had (according to Butkens) two sons.  The possibility of some error in Butkens cannot be excluded.  m firstly ARNOUT [III] Heer van Kraainhem, son of --- (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  m secondly GILLIS Happaert, son of ---.  Heer van Dieve.] 

3.         GERARD [II] van Wesemaal (-[1306/12 Mar 1309])Butkens names him “Sire de Quaetbeke, Herfelt, Berchem...puis de Berges sur Soom”, recording his parentage in another passage[1067].  Heer van Bergen op Zoom. 

-        see below

4.         HENDRIK van Wesemaal (-after 1268).  Heer van Perk: a charter of Antwerp St. Michael dated 1268 names “...Henricus de Percka filius quondam domini de Wesemale[1068].  His absence from the Feb 1257 (O.S.) charter, which names his brothers Godfried and Gerard, suggests that Hendrik was the youngest son and was still under age at the time. 

5.         [ADELISE van Wesemaal .  Butkens names “Adelise religieuse à Litro” as Arnout [II]’s daughter by his second marriage (no source cited)[1069].] 

Arnout [II] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

6.          FRANCO van Wesemaal “de Bastaard van Wesemaal” (-killed in battle Waremme after 1288).  Heer van Oplinter.  Jean I Duke of Brabant entrusted his protection at Worringen in 1288 to two knights Wautier of Warfusee and the Bastard of Wezemaal[1070].  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly bastars de Wezemale et ly castelain de Montengniez” were killed “alle batailhe a Waremme[1071].  Borman names “Jean châtelain de Montenaken chevalier” killed at Waremme 7 Jun 1313 “époux d’Isabelle de Neufchâteau[1072], but this date seems late for the death of Franco van Wesemaal bearing in mind the chronology of the Wesemaal family shown above. 

-        HEREN van WIERE[1073]

 

 

GERARD [II] van Wesemaal, son of ARNOUT [II] Heer van Wesemaal & his [first/second] wife Beatrix van Breda (-[1306/12 Mar 1309]).  Butkens names him “Sire de Quaetbeke, Herfelt, Berchem...puis de Berges sur Soom”, recording his parentage in another earlier passage[1074].  Assessing Gerard [II]’s date of birth is problematic, although the Feb 1257 (O.S.) charter quoted below indicates that he was a minor when his older brother Arnout [III] sold land (in Jul 1247).  Henri III Duke of Brabant noted that “dominus Arnoldus de Wesemale primogenitus et heres domini Arnoldi de Wesemale” had “olim temporibus patris nostri domini Henrici ducis Brabantiæ” [so, before 1248] sold land “in parochia superioris Lintre...” to Oplinter [presumably relating to the Jul 1247 charter quoted above] and that now (“nunc”) “dominus Arnoldus supradictus, fratres ipsius dominus Godefridus miles et Gerardus, cum ad ætatem legitimam pervenissent” renounced rights in the property, by charter dated Feb 1257 (O.S.)[1075].  “Gerhardus de Wesemael” divided “bona de Quaetbeke et de Berchem...quæ progenitores mei de Wesemaele tenuerunt”, with the consent of “Arnoldi de Wesemaele milites”, by charter dated mid-Jul 1270[1076]Heer van Breda (part): Jean I Duke of Brabant confirmed “Gerardus de Wesemale miles” in “dimidietatem totius terræ de Breda”, following the death of “consanguinei nostri Arnoldi de Lovanio domino de Breda”, with “Raso dominus de Lidekerke” holding “oppidum de Breda”, by charter dated end-Jun 1287[1077]Heer van Bergen op Zoom: Butkens lists the properties acquired by Gerard [II] under this Jun 1287 agreement which evolved into the new heerlijkheid of Bergen op Zoom[1078].  Butkens records that Gerard [II] “vivoit jusques en l’an 1306” (no source cited)[1079].  He died before the 12 Mar 1309 charter of his son quoted below. 

m [MATHILDE], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gerard’s wife has not been identified.  Butkens names her Mathilde (no source cited)[1080]

Gerard [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         ARNOUT van Wesemaal (-[27 Sep 1312/21 Jul 1313]).  Butkens records his parentage, naming him “Sire de Berges et Quaetbeke” (no sources cited)[1081]Heer van Bergen op Zoom.  “Aernout van Wesemale Heer van Bergen aan den Soom” settled a dispute with Willem II Count of Holland, with “Arnoud Heer van Wesemale [...Marschalk van Brabant], Heer Rase van Boulaer Heer van Liedekercke ende van Breda onsen...neven, ende Heeren Gerard end Heeren Godevaerd onse...broeders”, acting as guarantors, by charter dated 12 Mar 1309[1082].  The primary source which names him 27 Sep 1312 has not been identified.  He died before 21 Jul 1313, the date of the charter quoted below in which his daughter Mechtild is called Vrouw van Bergen op Zoom.  m as her first husband, JEANNE de Looz, daughter of ARNOUL [V] Comte de Looz et de Chiny & his wife Margareta von Vianden (-after 1335, bur Oriente abbey).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 21 Jul 1313 under which Willem II Count of Holland confirmed the agreement between “Gherard Heer van Voirne Burchgrave van Zeeland ende Heylewyfe Vrouwe van Vorne Burchgravinne van Zeland”, with the consent of “Heren Arnoud Grave van Loen, Heren Gherarde van Wezemale Here van Marchem, ende met Jehanna van Loen Vrouwe van Quaetbeke”, for the marriage between [her daughter] “Joncvrouwen Machtilde siere nichten ende hare oudster dochter Joncvrouwe ban Berghen up den Zoom” and “onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Vorne] oudsten erfsoene” with the consent of “...myn Here Jan Here van Arkel onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Vorne] neve[1083].  She married secondly (Papal dispensation 28 Oct 1318) Guillaume d’Oreilhe Heer van Rummen.  Arnout & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         MECHTILD van Wesemaal (-after 1353)Vrouw van Bergen op Zoom: Willem II Count of Holland confirmed the agreement between “Gherard Heer van Voirne Burchgrave van Zeeland ende Heylewyfe Vrouwe van Vorne Burchgravinne van Zeland”, with the consent of “Heren Arnoud Grave van Loen, Heren Gherarde van Wezemale Here van Marchem, ende met Jehanna van Loen Vrouwe van Quaetbeke”, for the marriage between “Joncvrouwen Machtilde siere nichten ende hare oudster dochter Joncvrouwe ban Berghen up den Zoom” and “onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Vorne] oudsten erfsoene” with the consent of “...myn Here Jan Here van Arkel onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Vorne] neve”, by charter dated 21 Jul 1313[1084].  Bergen op Zoom passed to Mechtild’s daughter by her first husband and, after she died without direct heirs, to descendants of Mechtild’s first cousins (see below).  Butkens records that, after the death of her daughter, “la terre de Berges retourna à sa mere Mathilde” who with her second husband sold it to Hendrik [VII] Heer van Boutersem in 1353 (no source cited)[1085]m firstly (contract 21 Jul 1313, 1325) ALBERT van Voorne, son of GERARD Heer van Voorne Burggraaf van Zeeland & his first wife Heilwig van Borsselen (-25 Sep 1331).  m secondly ([1332]) REINALD LUF von Kleve, son of DIETRICH LUF von Kleve Graf von Hülchrath & his second wife Lisa von Virneburg (-after 1335). 

b)         daughter(s) .  Her/their existence is confirmed by the charter dated 21 Jul 1313, quoted above, which refers to Mechtild as her parents‘ ‘oudste dochter‘. 

2.         GERARD [III] van Wesemaal (-[7 Sep 1331/24 Sep 1347]).  This section on Gerard [III] van Wesemaal and his descendants has been rewritten in collaboration with Bert M. Kamp.  Butkens records Gerard’s parentage, naming him “Sire de Merxhem et de Scooten, qu’il relevoit du Sire de Berges son frere” (no sources cited)[1086].  “Aernout van Wesemale Heer van Bergen aan den Soom” settled a dispute with Willem III Count of Holland, with “Arnoud Heer van Wesemale [...Marschalk van Brabant], Heer Rase van Boulaer Heer van Liedekercke ende van Breda onsen...neven, ende Heeren Gerard end Heeren Godevaerd onse...broeders” acting as guarantors, by charter dated 12 Mar 1309[1087].  Heer van Schooten [now Schoten] en Merxem [now Merksem, both located north-east of Antwerp]:  “Gérard de Wesemale et sa femme Marguerite seigneur et dame de Schooten et Merxem” granted property to the people of Merxem by charter dated 2 Feb 1313[1088].  Willem III Count of Holland confirmed the agreement between “Gherard Heer van Voirne Burchgrave van Zeeland ende Heylewyfe Vrouwe van Vorne Burchgravinne van Zeland”, with the consent of “Heren Arnoud Grave van Loen, Heren Gherarde van Wezemale Here van Marchem, ende met Jehanna van Loen Vrouwe van Quaetbeke”, for the marriage between “Joncvrouwen Machtilde siere nichten ende hare oudster dochter Joncvrouwe ban Berghen up den Zoom” and “onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Voorne] oudsten erfsoene” with the consent of “...myn Here Jan Here van Arkel onsen [refers to Gerard Heer van Voorne] neve”, by charter dated 21 Jul 1313[1089].  He was named as living in the 7 Sep 1331 charter of his son Gerard [IV], cited below.  [“Gheeraerd van Wesemale here van Merxheem” confirmed a sale of property made by “joncvrouw Beatrys van Busegheem...” to the Carthusians at ‘t Kiel by charter dated 1 Oct 1335[1090].  It is not known whether this charter refers to Gerard [III] or Gerard [IV].]  He is named as deceased in the [2] Oct 1349 charter of his daughter Isabella.  Gerard [III] presumably died before his second wife’s 24 Sep 1347 charter, assuming that the properties named therein formed her dower as suggested below.  m firstly MARGARETA, daughter of --- (-after 2 Feb 1313).  “Gérard de Wesemale et sa femme Marguerite seigneur et dame de Schooten et Merxem” granted property to the people of Merxem by charter dated 2 Feb 1313[1091].  Butkens names Gerard [III]’s first wife “Margarete de Borsele” (no parents specified and no source cited)[1092]Europäische Stammtafeln shows her as the daughter of Wolfard [I] van Borselen and his first wife[1093]: if that is correct, she was Margareta van Borselen, daughter of Wolfard [I] van Borselen Heer van der Veere en Zandenburg & his first wife Sibylle [van Praet] Vrauw van Zandenburg.  From a chronological point of view, this seems a reasonable suggestion, although Margareta could presumably also have belonged to one of the other branches of the Borselen family.  Van Ham, as part of his explanation of the marriages of Gerard [II], Gerard [III] and Gerard [IV] van Wesemaal, rejects Goetschalckx’s suggestion of an additional generation between Gerard [III] and Gerard [IV], Goetschalckx’s “extra” Gerard marrying Maria van Rasseghem[1094]m secondly ([1315/23]) MARIA van Rasseghem, daughter of --- ([1300/05?]-after 24 Sep 1347).  Butkens records “Marie de Rassegem Dame d’Ettenhoven en Ekeren, laquelle estoit veufve 1352, 1353” as the wife of Gerard [IV] (see below) (no sources cited)[1095].  The following document confirms that Maria van Rasseghem was the second wife of Gerard [III]: a charter dated 25 Mar 1324 names Maria van Rasseghem, wife of Gerard van Wesemaal Heer van Merxem[1096], the date indicating that Gerard [III] was her husband.  The date of her marriage is estimated from her husband being named with his first wife 2 Feb 1313 (see above).  Vrouw van Ettenhoven [in Stabroek, about 15 kilometres north of Merksem north-east of Antwerp] en in Ekeren [on the northern outskirts of Merksem], their locations suggesting that they were Merksem properties and therefore formed part of Maria’s dower: “Marie van Rasegheem vrouwe van Attenhoven ende in Eekeren” agreed to a sale of property by charter dated 24 Sep 1347, sealed by “heren Gheraerde van Mercheem ridderen onsen...sone[1097].  Gerard [III] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         GERARD [IV] van Wesemaal (before 1310-[Sep 1331/1336?]).  Butkens records his parentage, naming him “Sire de Merchem, Scooten, Wilre, Wesele, Brecht, Ettenhoven, Ekeren chevalier banneret” (no sources cited)[1098].  His parentage is confirmed by the 7 Sep 1331 charter in which [his wife] “Marie de Wilre et Gérard de Merxem son mari, fils aîné de Gérard de Wesemale seigneur de Merxem” sold land[1099].  [“Gheeraerd van Wesemale here van Merxheem” confirmed a sale of property made by “joncvrouw Beatrys van Busegheem...” to the Carthusians at ‘t Kiel by charter dated 1 Oct 1335[1100].  It is not known whether this charter refers to Gerard [III] or Gerard [IV].]  No other source has been found which names Gerard [IV] as Heer van Merxem.  It cannot therefore be confirmed whether he predeceased or survived his father.  The fact that Merxem was later split between his daughter and his half-brother (see below) suggests that Gerard [IV] may never have inherited the fief himself.  m (before 7 Sep 1331) as her first husband, MARIA van Wilre, daughter of GODFRID van Wilre & his wife ---.  “Marie de Wilre et Gérard de Merxem son mari, fils aîné de Gérard de Wesemale seigneur de Merxem” sold land by charter dated 7 Sep 1331[1101].  Butkens incorrectly says that the second wife of Gerard [III] was “Marie Dame de Wilre, Brecht, Woestwesel en Ekeren, fille de Godefroy, laquelle esp. apres Arnou Sire de Crainhem et en estoit encor veufve 1346, et encor elle esp en 3 Iean dict Craje vander Hofstat”, naming “Margarete vander Hoffstat laquelle esp. Colaert d’Espinoit chlr. et en estoit veufve 1387, et en eust Ienne d’Espinoit laquelle avoit esp. Daniel van Poele, fils de Iean van Poele chevalier 1394” as her daughter by her third marriage (no sources cited)[1102].  Assuming that Butkens correctly records Maria’s later marriages, she married secondly (after 1331, maybe after 1 Oct 1335) as his second wife, Arnout [IV] Heer van Kraainem, and thirdly (after 1346) Jan “Craje” van der Hofstat.  Gerard [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIA van Wesemaal (-after 1390).  Butkens records Maria “Dame de Merchem, Scooten, Brecht, Wesele, Wilre” as the daughter of Maria van Wilre (no sources cited)[1103], who as noted above is confirmed as the wife of Gerard [IV].  This affiliation is confirmed by the transmission of the heerlijkheid Brecht from mother to daughter.  Vandeputte & Devos also record the transmission of the heerlijkheid Wuustwezel (= “Wesele” named by Butkens?) from the Wilre to Boutersem families, stating that “Leysa”, daughter of “Ridder Nicolaas van Grobbendonk” who held “de heerlijkheid Wuustwezel en Westdoorn” in the 13th century, married “een Wilre”, while Maria’s husband Hendrik [VII] van Boutersem was recorded in 1362 as “heer van Wuustwezel” (no sources cited)[1104].  Vrouw van ½ Merxem, Schooten en Brecht.  Butkens records that Hendrik [VII] married “Marie de Wesemaele Dame de Merchem, Schooten, Wilre, Wesele” who was named as a widow in 1378 (no citation reference)[1105].  The primary source which names her in 1390 has not been found.  m HENDRIK [VII] Heer van Boutersem, son of HENDRIK [VI] Heer van Boutersem & his wife Katharina van Gronsfeld (-before 13 Sep 1371).  Heer van Bergen op Zoom. 

Gerard [III] & his second wife had two children:

b)         GERARD van Wesemaal (-after 1356).  “Marie van Rasegheem vrouwe van Attenhoven ende in Eekeren” agreed to a sale of property by charter dated 24 Sep 1347, sealed by “heren Gheraerde van Mercheem ridderen onsen...sone[1106].  Heer van ½ Merxem: Butkens says that in 1356 “Gerard de Wesemale Sire de Merchem son beaufrere [presumably the translation of a term which indicated a more remote relationship by marriage]” ceded his rights in Bergen op Zoom “comme plus apparent heritier” to [his niece’s husband] Hendrik [VII] Heer van Bautersem (no source cited)[1107].  Gerard presumably died childless as his share of Merxem passed to the descendants of his sister Isabella/Elisabeth (see below). 

c)         ISABELLA [Elisabeth] van Wesemaal (-after Oct 1349).  Isabella/Elisabeth was presumably born from her father’s second marriage as her grandson is named “Arnold van Zevenbergen heer van Ekeren” in 1419[1108], Ekeren forming part of the dower of Gerard [III]’s second wife (see above).  Isabeau de Sevenberge fille de feu Gerard van Wesemal seigneur de Merxem avec Gerard de Sevenberge son mary” confirmed having sold property inherited from “dame Ieanne de Valkenborch et de Berges sur le Soom” to Jean II Duke of Brabant by charter dated [2] Oct 1349[1109]m (before [2] Oct 1349) GERARD Heer van Zevenbergen, son of HUGO [van Strijen] Heer van Zevenbergen & his wife --- (-[1365]).    

3.         GODEVAERD van Wesemaal (-after Sep 1312).  Butkens records his parentage, naming him “dict de Quaetbeke Sire de l’Ecluse pres Tillemont” (no sources cited)[1110].  “Aernout van Wesemale Heer van Bergen aan den Soom” settled a dispute with Willem II Count of Holland, with “Arnoud Heer van Wesemale [...Marschalk van Brabant], Heer Rase van Boulaer Heer van Liedekercke ende van Breda onsen...neven, ende Heeren Gerard end Heeren Godevaerd onse...broeders”, acting as guarantors, by charter dated 12 Mar 1309[1111].  Butkens records that he acquired “les biens de Gageldonck” from “Rasse de Gavre Sire de Liedekerke et de Breda” by charter dated “le mardy apres la S. Mathieu” 1312 (no sources cited)[1112]

4.         JAN van Wesemael (-after 1312).  Butkens records his parentage, naming him “dict de Quaetbeke”, and noted his presence at tournaments at Mons in 1310 and 1312 as well as his signing “la Chartre de Cortemberge” (no sources cited)[1113]

 

 

WILLEM [I] van Wesemaal, son of ARNOUT [IV] Heer van Wesemaal & his [second] wife Ida van Bierbeek (-[1357/67]).  Butkens records his parentage and succession as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant, “advoué de Duffel” (no sources cited)[1114].  Douxchamps indicates that he was named in 1357 and died “avant 1367[1115]

m ([1325]) JEANNE de Fallais, daughter of NICOLAS de Beaufort Seigneur de Fallais & his wife ---.  Butkens records her family origin and marriage (no sources cited)[1116].  Her family origin is indicated by the 9 Nov 1373 charter quoted below under her son Jan [II].  Poswick dates her marriage to “vers 1325” (no source cited)[1117], although this date seems early considering the chronology of her son Jan [I]. 

Willem [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         WILLEM [II] van Wesemaal (-[1372/9 Nov 1373]).  Butkens records his parentage, his succession as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant, and death childless in [1380] (no sources cited)[1118].  Douxchamps indicates that he was named “1355-1372[1119].  Butkens’s report of his date of death must be incorrect as his brother Jan [II] is named as heer van Wesemaal in the 9 Nov 1373 charter quoted below.  m (1350) KATHARINA van Persyn Vrouw van Waterlande, daughter of ---.  Butkens records her family origin and marriage (no sources cited)[1120]

2.         ARNOUT van Wesemaal .  Butkens records his parentage (no sources cited)[1121]

3.         JAN [I] van Wesemaal (-1417, after 1 Aug, bur Westerloo).  Douxchamps notes that he was cited in 1353[1122].  Butkens records his parentage, notes his first being “chanoine à Utrecht”, his later succession as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant, his sale of “Wanbeke à Everard s’Herclaes” in 1380, and his date of death and place of burial (no sources cited)[1123].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1373 as Seigneur de Fallais.  Jeanne Dss of Brabant confirmed a settlement between “messire Jehan seigneur de Wesemale” and “damme Felicitas fille messire Lambert d’Oppey, femme messire Jehan seigneur de Fallays jadit” concerning the succession to Fallais by charter dated 9 Nov 1373[1124].  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant dated 1374 records that “messires Jehans de Wesemail tient le castel, le ville, le riviere et le justice de Falleys...[1125].  Poswick records details of his later career, citing sources dated 1383, 1397, 1398, 1404, 1415, 1 Aug 1417, his death soon afterwards, and burial at Westerloo[1126]m firstly (after 1371, repudiated) as her second husband, IDA van Ranst Vrouw van Ranst en Berchem, widow of JAN van Lier Heer van Norderwyck, daughter of JAN van Ranst & his wife Katharina van Wynegem (-after 1 Dec 1406).  Butkens records her family origin and two marriages, noting that her second husband repudiated her “mal à propos” (no sources cited)[1127].  In another page, Butkens records her parentage and the 1371 death in battle at Baesweiler of her first husband (no sources cited)[1128].  The court of Ranst granted half of certain properties to “Ide van Berchem vrouwe van Wezemaal” after the death of “vrouwe Katelijne van Berchem, haar nicht en wijff wilen heren Heinric van Wittham” by charter dated to before 1 Dec 1406[1129]m secondly JEANNE de Bauffremont, daughter of GAUTHIER de Bauffremont Seigneur de Fontoy & his wife Johanna van Berwaert (-1429, bur Westerloo).  Butkens records her family origin and marriage, date of death and place of burial (no sources cited)[1130]Europäische Stammtafeln records her parents and says that she was married 4 May 1401[1131].  This date seems late if it is correct that her parents married in 1356 and also considering the chronology of her husband’s life as well as the marriage dates of her two children.  The primary sources which confirm this information have not been identified.  Jan [I] & his second wife had two children: 

a)         JAN [II] van Wesemaal (-26 Sep 1464).  Butkens records his parentage, succession as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant, “Sire de...Westerlo, Falais, Fleron, Advoué de Duffle”, his acquisition of “le pays de Malines, Anderstat, Rummen”, and his testament appointing Charles Comte de Charolais [future Charles Duke of Burgundy] as his heir (no sources cited)[1132].  Poswick records details of his career, citing sources dated 1418-1427, 1432, 1437, and 1440, his date of death[1133].  The testament of “Joannes dominus temporalis de Wesemale de Phaleis et terræ Mechliniensis...Marescalcus hereditarius in patria Brabantiæ”, dated 6 Sep 1462, annulled his earlier testament dated 5 Jun 1458, requested “domicella Joanna uxor Petri de Huldenberghe eius filia naturalis” to arrange his burial, annulled his previous bequest of Wesemaal to “Joanni de Croy, filio secundo genito...domini Antonii de Croy...” and appointed Charles de Bourgogne Comte de Charolais as his heir[1134]m ([1416/17], divorced 19 Jul 1443 and 26 Apr 1446) JEANNE de Bouchout Châtelaine de Bruxelles, daughter of DANIEL de Bouchout Châtelain de Bruxelles & his wife Marie van Gistel (-1447).  Wauters records her parentage and marriage, describing the circumstances of the couple’s divorce (after 28 years of marriage and after having seven children, none of whom survived) due to her husband’s relationship with “Aleyde Vandenschoer[1135].  Poswick records further details of the divorce, and her death in 1447[1136].  Jan [II] had eight or more illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

i)          OLIVER bastaard van Wesemaal (-1487?).  “Jean seigneur d’Auxy” invested him as “seigneur de Pas-Saint-Martin en Hesbaye” 20 Sep 1469[1137].  Douxchamps suggests that Oliver died “1487?[1138]m ANNE de Hamal, illegitimate daughter of ARNAUD de Hamal dit d’Odeur, canon at Liège Saint-Lambert & his mistress ---.  Douxchamps indicates her parentage and marriage, and records the couple’s descendants[1139]

ii)         [two or more] sons .  Poswick records that Jan had an unknown number of other illegitimate sons[1140]

iii)        JOHANNA (-after 6 Sep 1462).  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant names his illegitimate daughters “Jeanne, Marguerite, Elisabeth aînée, Elisabeth cadette, Dymphne[1141].  The testament of “Joannes dominus...de Wesemale...”, dated 6 Sep 1462, requested “domicella Joanna uxor Petri de Huldenberghe eius filia naturalis” to arrange his burial[1142]m (before 6 Sep 1462) PETER van Huldenberghe, son of ---. 

iv)        MARGARETA .  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant names his illegitimate daughters “Jeanne, Marguerite, Elisabeth aînée, Elisabeth cadette, Dymphne[1143]

v)         ELISABETH .  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant names his illegitimate daughters “Jeanne, Marguerite, Elisabeth aînée, Elisabeth cadette, Dymphne[1144]

vi)        ELISABETH .  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant names his illegitimate daughters “Jeanne, Marguerite, Elisabeth aînée, Elisabeth cadette, Dymphne[1145]

vii)       DYMPHNE .  A record of the Cour féodale de Brabant names his illegitimate daughters “Jeanne, Marguerite, Elisabeth aînée, Elisabeth cadette, Dymphne[1146]

b)         JOHANNA van Wesemaal (-24 Jul 1474, bur Louvain Saint-Pierre).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1147]m (10 Jan 1410) HENDRIK van Diest Heer van Rivieren en Stalle, son of ARNOUT van Diest & his wife Aleyde van Stalle. 

Jan had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

c)          HENDRIK van Wesemaal (-after 16 Oct 1451).  Philippe Duke of Burgundy invested him with “des biens féodaux de Laken, situés près de Louvain” 16 Oct 1451[1148]

4.         JOHANNA van Wesemaal (-17 Apr 1410, bur Duffel).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1149].  “Johanna de Wezemale relicta    et conthoralis quondam domini Henrici de Stalle militis et Henricus de Stalle eius filius”, representing also “domicellam Johannam de Stalle leur fille et sœur”, ceded rights relating to Brussels Sainte-Gudule by charter dated 21 Feb 1388 (N.S.)[1150]m HENDRIK van Stalle Heer van Beersele, Hellebeek en Woluwe, son of --- (-1379 or before, bur Duffel). 

5.         MARGARETA van Wesemaal (-1384).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1151].  Butkens records that Westerloo was disputed between Jan [II] Heer van Wesemaal and Margareta’s son Richard van Merode, and was finally adjudged by the Council of Brabant in 1483 to “Jean Sire de Merode, fils du dict Ricard, comme heritier plus apparent” (no sources cited)[1152]m RICHARD Heer van Merode en Frents, son of --- (-1394). 

 

 

Butkens records that Charles Duke of Burgundy (appointed as heir by Jan [II] Heer van Wesemaal as noted above) ceded Wesemaal to Jean de Croÿ Seigneur de Rœulx (see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY-PORCIEN, RETHEL, GRANDPRÉ), who transferred it in 1472 to Guy de Brimeu Seigneur de Humbercourt, whose grandson Charles de Brimeu Graaf van Megen (see the University of Leiden website for his career[1153]) sold it in 1561 to “Gaspar Schets chevalier Sire de Grobbendonck” (no sources cited)[1154]

 

 

 

J.      DUCS d’ARSCHOT

 

 

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

 

 

PHILIPPE [II] de Croÿ, son of HENRI de Croÿ Comte de Porcien & his wife Charlotte de Châteaubriand Dame de Loigny ([1496]-Brussels Apr 1549, bur Avesnes).  He succeeded his father in 1514 as Comte de Porcien et de Seneghem.  Seigneur de Croÿ, d’Aarschot, de Renty.  Marquis d’Aarschot 1526.  Duc d’Arschot 1533. 

m firstly ANNE de Croÿ, daughter of CHARLES de Croÿ Prince de Chimay & his wife Louise d’Albret Vicomtesse de Limoges (-Amersford 6 Aug 1539, bur Avesnes).  She succeeded her father in 1527 as Princesse de Chimay. 

m secondly (contract Brussels 9 Jul 1548) as her second husband, ANNE de Lorraine, widow of RENÉ de Chalon Graf von Nassau Prince d’Orange, daughter of ANTOINE Duke of Lorraine & his wife Renée de Bourbon-Montpensier (25 Jul 1522-Diest 15 May 1566, bur Heverlé). 

Philippe [II] & his first wife had children: 

1.         CHARLES de Croÿ (Binch 31 Jul 1522-murdered Quiévrain 24 Jun 1551).  He succeeded his father in 1549 as Duc d’Arschot.  Prince de Chimay, Comte de Porcien et de Beaumont.  m firstly (20 Feb 1541) LOUISE de Guise, daughter of CLAUDE I de Lorraine Duc de Guise & his wife Antoinette de Bourbon-Vendôme (Bar le Duc 10 Jan 1521-18 Oct 1542).  m secondly as her first husband, ANTOINETTE de Bourgogne, daughter of ADOLPHE de Bourgogne Heer van Beveren en van de Veere & his wife Anna van Berg.  She married secondly Jacques d’Anneux Seigneur d’Abencourt

2.         LOUISE de Croÿ (1524-1585)m firstly (1 May 1542) MAXIMILIEN de Bourgogne Marquise de la Vere, son of ADOLPHE de Bourgogne Heer van Beveren en van de Veere & his wife Anna van Berg (-1558).  m secondly JEAN de Bourgogne Seigneur de Fromont et de Han-sur-Sambre, son of CHARLES de Bourgogne Seigneur de Falais & his wife Marguerite de Werchin (-Romesdijk 1585). 

3.         PHILIPPE [III] de Croÿ (Valenciennes 10 Jul 1526-11 Dec 1595, bur Heverlo, église des Celestins).  He succeeded his brother in 1551 as Duc d’Arschot.  Prince de Chimay, Comte de Porcien et de Beaumont.  m firstly (Château de Comines 14 Jan 1559) JEANNE HENRIETTE d’Halluin Dame d’Halluin et de Comines, daughter of JEAN Seigneur d’Halluin & his wife Jossine de Lannoy (-5 Dec 1581, bur Beaumont, transferred 1596 to Heverlo, église des Célestins).  Père Anselme records her parentage, marriage, marriage date, date of death and place of burial[1155]m secondly (1 May 1582) as her second husband, JEANNE de Blois, widow of PHILIPPE de Lannoy Seigneur de Beauvoir, daughter of LOUIS de Blois Seigneur de Trelon & his wife Charlotte d’Humières.  Philippe [III] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         CHARLES de Croÿ (-Beaufort en Artois 13 Jan 1612, bur Heverlo, église des Celestins).  He succeeded his father in 1595 as Duc d’ArschotPrince de Chimay, Comte de Porcien et de Beaumont.  Duc de Croÿ 1598.  m firstly (1580) as her second husband, MARIE de Brimeu Comtesse de Meghem, widow of LANCELOT de Berlaimont Seigneur de Beaurain, daughter of GEORGES de Brimeu Seigneur de Kerieu & his wife Renée de Valthusen (-18 Apr 1605).  m secondly his first cousin, DOROTHEE de Croÿ, daughter of CHARLES PHILIPPE de Croÿ Marquis de Havré & his wife Diane de Dompmartin. 

b)         ANNE de Croÿ (Beaumont 4 Jan 1564-26 Feb 1635).  She succeeded her brother in 1612 as Duchesse d’Arschot, Pss de Croÿ.  m (4 Jan 1587) CHARLES de Ligne Prince d’Arenberg, son of JEAN de Ligne Baron de Barbançon & his wife Marguerite de la Marck Ctss d’Arenberg (-Enghien 18 Jun 1616). 

c)         MARGUERITE de Croÿ (Brussels 11 Oct 1568-).  m firstly (2 Sep 1584) PIERRE de Hénin Comte de Bossut, son of MAXIMILIEN de Hénin Comte de Bossut & his wife Charlotte de Werchin Dame de Jeumont (-1598).  m secondly WLADISLAW Graf von Fürstenberg, son of ALBRECHT Graf von Fürstenberg & his wife Isabelle von Bernstein. 

4.         GUILLAUME de Croÿ (Binch 1 Dec 1527-Renty 1 Aug 1565, bur Chièvres).  Marquis de Renty.  Vicomte de Bourbourg.  m ANNE de Renesse, daughter of JEAN de Renesse Seigneur de Maldeser & his wife Isabelle van Nassau ([1534/35]-Condé 11 Nov 1586, bur Chièvres).  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNE de Croÿ .  Marquise de Renty et de Chièvres.  m firstly EMMANUEL PHILIBERT de Lalaing Baron de Montigny, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his second wife Marie de Montmorency (Valenciennes 5 May 1557-Mons 27 Dec 1590, bur Condé Notre-Dame).  m secondly as his second wife, PHILIPPE de Croÿ Comte de Solre, son of JACQUES de Croÿ Seigneur de Sempy & his third wife Yolande de Lannoy (-26 Mar 1588). 

Philippe [II] & his second wife had one child: 

5.         CHARLES PHILIPPE de Croÿ (posthumously 1 Sep 1549-23 Nov 1613, bur Fénétranges).  Seigneur de Havré.  Marquis de Havré 1574.  m as her second husband, DIANE de Dompmartin Baronne de Fontenoy, widow of JOHANN PHILIPP Rheingraf, daughter of LOUIS de Dompmartin Baron de Fontenoy & his wife Philippa de la Marck.  Charles Philippe & his wife had children: 

a)         CHARLES ALEXANDRE de Croÿ (21 Mar 1581-Brussels 5 Nov 1624, bur Notre-Dame-la-Chapelle)He assumed the title Duc de Croÿ in 1612 after the death of his first cousin.  He succeeded his father in 1613 as Marquis de Havré.  m firstly (contract 23/24 Oct 1599, 9 Jan 1600) YOLANDE de Ligne, daughter of LAMORAL Prince de Ligne & his wife Marie de Melun (-23 Aug 1611).  m secondly (contract Paris, Le Louvre 6 Jan 1617) as her first husband, GENEVIEVE d’Ursé, daughter of JACQUES [II] d’Ursé Marquis d’Ursé et de Baugé, Comte de Châteauneuf & his wife Marie de Neufville-Magnac.  She married secondly Guy d’Harcourt Baron de Sierray.  She married thirdly Antoine de Mailly.  Charles Alexandre & his first wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE CLAIRE de Croÿ (-Nancy Sep 1664)m firstly (13 Oct 1627) CHARLES PHILIPPE ALEXANDRE de Croÿ Marquis de Renty, son of PHILIPPE de Croÿ Comte de Solre & his second wife Anne de Croÿ (-23 Nov 1640).  m secondly as his second wife, her brother-in-law, PHILIPPE FRANÇOIS de Croÿ Baron de Turcoing, son of PHILIPPE de Croÿ Comte de Solre & his second wife Guillemette de Coucy Dame de Chemery (-Brussels 19 Jun 1650).  Duc de Havré. 

b)         ERNEST de Croÿ (-7 Oct 1631).  Baron de Fénétranges.  Duc de Croÿm (4 Aug 1619) ANNA von Pommern, daughter of BOGISLAW XIII Duke of Pomerania in Barth & his first wife Klara von Braunschweig-Gifhorn (3 Oct 1590-7 Jul 1660).  Ernest & his wife had one child:

i)          ERNEST BOGISLAW de Croÿ ([1620/21]-6 Feb 1684).  Duc de Croÿ.  Marquis de Havré.  Comte de Fontenoy.  Governor of Prussia.  Bishop of Camin. 

c)         DOROTHEE de Croÿ m as his second wife, CHARLES de Croÿ Duc d’Aarschot, son of PHILIPPE [III] de Croÿ Duc d’Aarschot & his wife Jeanne Henriette de Halluin Dame de Halluin et de Commines (-Beaufort en Artois 13 Jan 1612, bur Heverlo, église des Celestins). 

d)         CHRETIENNE de Croÿ (-1664).  m PHILIPP OTTO Rheingraf, Graf von Salm, son of FRIEDRICH Rheingraf & his wife Anna Gräfin von Salm. 

 

 

 

K.      SEIGNEURS d’ARENBERG, PRINCES d’ARENBERG, DUCS d’ARSCHOT

 

 

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

 

EVRARD de la Marck, son of JEAN [I] de la Marck Seigneur de Sedan, Seigneur d’Arenberg & his wife Agnes von Virneburg (-19 Jun 1506)Seigneur d’Arenberg

m firstly MARGARETA van Boekhoute, daughter of DANIEL van Boekhoute [de Bouchout] Seigneur de Diepenstein, Bouchout, Loenhout, Burggraaf van Brussel & his wife Marguerite de Poucques.  Wauters records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1156].  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and marriage, with details of her mother’s marital history (no sources cited)[1157]

m secondly ELEONORE von Kirberg, daughter of PHILIPP Graf von Kirberg & his wife Helena Gräfin von Schaumburg. 

Evrard & his first wife had children: 

1.         JEAN de la MarckSeigneur d’Arenberg

2.         EVRARD de la Marck (-1531)Seigneur d’Arenbergm firstly (1492) MARGARETA van Horne, daughter of JACOB [II] Graaf van Horne & his second wife Johanna van Gruuthuse.  m secondly HENRIETTE de Valdeck, daughter of ---. 

3.         ROBERT de la Marck (-after 1536)Seigneur d’Arenbergm MATHILDE van Montfoort Vrouw van Naeltwick, daughter of JAN Burggraaf van Montfoort & his wife Guillemette van Naeltwick (-1550).  Robert & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT [II] de la Marck (-1536)m WALBURGA van Egmond, daughter of FLORIS van Egmond Graaf van Buren & his wife Margareta van Glymes.  Robert & his wife had children: 

i)          ROBERT de la Marck )Seigneur d’Arenbergm (1543) as her first husband, ANNA van Glymes, daughter of ANTON van Glymes Markies van Bergen op Zoom & his wife Jacqueline de Croÿ.  She married secondly Hendrik van Montfoort Heer van Abbenbroucq

ii)         MARGUERITE de la Marck (Rechem 13 Feb 1527-Zevernberg 1596)Comtesse d’ArenbergPrincesse d’Arenberg [Reichsfürstin] 5 May 1570.  m (Grave 18 Oct 1547) JEAN de Ligne Baron de Barbançon, son of LOUIS de Ligne Baron de Barbançon & his wife Maria van Berg (-killed in battle Hegerlo, Frisia 24 May 1568). 

-         COMTES d’ARENBERG

iii)        MATHILDE de la Marck ).  m (1550) LUDWIG HEINRICH Landgraf von Leuchtenberg, son of ---. 

b)         JOSSINE de la Marck )m CONON Graf von Virneburg, son of PHILIPP Graf von Virneburg & his first wife Walburga von Solms (-28 Dec 1545). 

4.         MARGUERITE de la Marck )m JOHANN von Manderscheidt, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Manderscheidt & his wife ---. 

 

 

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

 

JEAN de Ligne, son of LOUIS de Ligne Baron de Barbançon & his wife Maria van Berg (-killed in battle Hegerlo, Frisia 24 May 1568)Baron de Barbançon

m (Grave 18 Oct 1547) MARGUERITE de la Marck Ctss d’Arenberg, daughter of ROBERT de la Marck Seigneur d’Arenberg & his wife Walpurga van Egmond (Rechem 13 Feb 1527-Zevernberg 1596).  Princesse d’Arenberg [Reichsfürstin] 5 May 1570. 

Jean & his wife had children: 

1.         CHARLES de Ligne (1550-Enghien 18 Jun 1616)Prince d’Arenbergm (4 Jan 1587) ANNE de Croÿ, daughter of PHILIPPE [III] de Croÿ Duc d’Aarschot & his wife Jeanne Henriette d’Halluin Dame d’Halluin et de Comines (Beaumont 4 Jan 1564-26 Feb 1635).  She succeeded her brother in 1612 as Duchesse d’Arschot, Pss de Croÿ.  Charles & his wife had children: 

a)         PHILIPPE CHARLES de Ligne (18 Oct 1587-Madrid 20 Sep 1640).  Prince d’ArenbergDuc d’Arschot

-        PRINCES d’ARENBERG, DUCS d’ARSCHOT[1158]

b)         ERNESTINE de Ligne (Brussels 30 Oct 1589-)m (3 Nov 1615) as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Melun Prince d’Epinoy, son of PIERRE de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his second wife Hippolyte de Montmorency. 

c)         ALEXANDRE de Ligne (15 Sep 1590-killed in battle Vesel 16 Aug 1629).  Prince de Chimay.  m (1613) MAGDALENA van Egmond, daughter of KAREL van Egmond Prince de Gavre & his wife Marie de Lens (-7 Nov 1663). 

-        PRINCES de CHIMAY[1159]

2.         ROBERT de Ligne (Linghen 11 Nov 1564-3 Mar 1614).  Comte de Barbançon.  Prince de Barbançon [Reichsfürst] 8 Feb 1614. 

-        DUCS et PRINCES de BARBANÇON[1160]

3.         MARGUERITE de Ligne (-24 Feb 1611, bur Lalaing)m (1569) PHILIPPE de Lalaing Comte de Lalaing, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his first wife Marguerite de Croÿ Dame de Wavrin (Valenciennes 1553-Valenciennes 24 May 1582, bur Lalaing). 

4.         ANTOINETTE GUILLELMINE de Ligne (-after 1519).  m (10 Dec 1577) SALENTIN Graf von Isenburg, son of HEINRICH Graf von Isenburg & his wife Margareta Gräfin von Wertheim (-1600). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    BRUSSELS

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de BRUXELLES

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  Wauters says that Steppo [I] was "probablement fils d’Onulphe" without citing any source on which he bases this speculation[1161].  If “Onulphe” is identifiable as the son of Folcard [I] (see below under Part C. Heren van Anderlecht), it is unlikely that his son would have married Fredesendis as suggested below. 

 

1.         STEPPO [I] (-after 16 Mar 1099).  "Steppo Brusselensis et frater eius Walterus…" witnessed the charter dated 1086 under which "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey[1162].  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Stepo de Borsele…"[1163].  “...Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus...Franco castellanus de Brucsella...” witnessed the charter dated 16 Mar 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem recorded the acquisition of "ecclesia...in villa...Fraxina" [Frasne], donated by “matrona Eremburgis [...etiam...Eugo et frater eius Hadewardus, Erlebaldus de Melen]...cum liberis suis...in manibus quatuor virorum nobilium Hugonis de Marbais et fratris eius Hadewardi, Sichardi de Melen et fratris eius Erlebaldi” at the court of “Lovaniensi comite Godefrido...patrono nostræ ecclesiæ[1164]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Steppo’s wife has not been identified.  [Wauters says that Steppo [I] was the same person as Steppo, husband of Fredesendis, daughter of Folcard [II] [van Anderlecht][1165].  “Rainildis haud immemor Folcardi...mei conjugis” donated property to Anderlecht St. Pieter, with the consent of "Franco...et Sigerus filii mei, gener meus Steppo, Fredesuendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[1166].]  Steppo [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANTON (-after 1121).  "Arnulphus comes de Loz, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Henricus de Byrbais, Anthonius filius Stepponis de Brucsella…Franco castellanus…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[1167].  “Walterus Rodestoc, Lambertus de Crahen, Antonius filius Stepponis...Franco castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1111 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed the donation of “curtim de L’ausele...allodium sancte Gerthrudis” to Afflighem[1168].  “Franco castellanus Arnulfus dapifer Gozuinus de Louania Reynerus filius eius Arnulfus de Asca Walterus rodestoc Antonius...” witnessed the charter dated 1121 under which Godefroi Duke of Brabant granted toll exemptions to Afflighem[1169]

2.         WALTER “Rodestoc” [de Bruxelles] (-after 1134).  "Steppo Brusselensis et frater eius Walterus…" witnessed the charter dated 1086 under which "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086[1170].  “...Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus...Franco castellanus de Brucsella...” witnessed the charter dated 16 Mar 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem recorded the acquisition of "ecclesia...in villa...Fraxina" [Frasne], donated by “matrona Eremburgis [...etiam...Eugo et frater eius Hadewardus, Erlebaldus de Melen]...cum liberis suis...in manibus quatuor virorum nobilium Hugonis de Marbais et fratris eius Hadewardi, Sichardi de Melen et fratris eius Erlebaldi” at the court of “Lovaniensi comite Godefrido...patrono nostræ ecclesiæ[1171].  "Arnulphus comes de Loz, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Henricus de Byrbais, Anthonius filius Stepponis de Brucsella…Franco castellanus…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[1172].  “Walterus Rodestoc, Lambertus de Crahen, Antonius filius Stepponis...Franco castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1111 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed the donation of “curtim de L’ausele...allodium sancte Gerthrudis” to Afflighem[1173].  “Ducis Godefridi, signa Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, signum Francconis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which “Gualcherus...sacerdos” donated “...altare eiusdem ecclesie cum Uclos” to Voorst abbey[1174].  It should be noted that Miræus’s transcription of the witness list in this document is misleading: “ducis Godefridi, Walter militis de Bruxella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani…[1175].  “Franco castellanus Arnulfus dapifer Gozuinus de Louania Reynerus filius eius Arnulfus de Asca Walterus rodestoc Antonius...” witnessed the charter dated 1121 under which Godefroi Duke of Brabant granted toll exemptions to Afflighem[1176].  “Walterus rodestoc et filius eius Hugo rampart Franco castellanus Razo et frater eius Franco Amolricus...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...apud Holthem...” to Afflighem[1177].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1178].  “Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici Stephani duri Hugonis rampart” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...Bruxellæ opido adiacens” to Cambrai[1179]m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had children: 

a)         STEPPO [II] [Stefan] “Duri” (-after 1134).  “Ducis Godefridi, signa Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, signum Francconis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which “Gualcherus...sacerdos” donated “...altare eiusdem ecclesie cum Uclos” to Voorst abbey[1180].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1181].  "Steppo de Brusella et frater eius Walterus redescot…Franco castellanus…" witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ et Comes Lovaniii" founded the abbey of "Bigardis" near Brussels[1182].  “Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici Stephani duri Hugonis rampart” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...Bruxellæ opido adiacens” to Cambrai[1183]

b)         HUGO “Rampart” (-after 1134).  “Walterus rodestoc et filius eius Hugo rampart Franco castellanus Razo et frater eius Franco Amolricus...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...apud Holthem...” to Afflighem[1184].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1185].  “Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici Stephani duri Hugonis rampart” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...Bruxellæ opido adiacens” to Cambrai[1186]

c)         WALTER “Anglici” .  “Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici Stephani duri Hugonis rampart” witnessed the charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...Bruxellæ opido adiacens” to Cambrai[1187]

 

 

[Two] siblings, parents not identified: 

1.         FRANCO [I] (-[1134/38])Châtelain of Brussels.  “...Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus...Franco castellanus de Brucsella...” witnessed the charter dated 16 Mar 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem recorded the acquisition of "ecclesia...in villa...Fraxina"[1188]

-        see below

2.         [--- .  Assuming that “nepos” in the undated charter quoted below was used in its strict sense of nephew, one of the parents of Egbert and Raso was the sibling of Franco [I].  m ---.]  [Three] children: 

a)         EGBERT (-after 1125).  An undated charter records that "Franco castellanus…Egebertus nepos castellani…Razo frater eius" donated property to Voorst[1189].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1190]

b)         RASO (-after 1125).  An undated charter records that "Franco castellanus…Egebertus nepos castellani…Razo frater eius" donated property to Voorst[1191].   “Walterus rodestoc et filius eius Hugo rampart Franco castellanus Razo et frater eius Franco Amolricus...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...apud Holthem...” to Afflighem[1192].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1193]

 

 

FRANCO [I], son of --- (-[1134/38])Châtelain of Brussels.  “...Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus...Franco castellanus de Brucsella...” witnessed the charter dated 16 Mar 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem recorded the acquisition of "ecclesia...in villa...Fraxina" [Frasne], donated by “matrona Eremburgis [...etiam...Eugo et frater eius Hadewardus, Erlebaldus de Melen]...cum liberis suis...in manibus quatuor virorum nobilium Hugonis de Marbais et fratris eius Hadewardi, Sichardi de Melen et fratris eius Erlebaldi” at the court of “Lovaniensi comite Godefrido...patrono nostræ ecclesiæ[1194].  "…Anthonius filius Stepponis de Brucsella…Franco castellanus…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[1195].  “Walterus Rodestoc, Lambertus de Crahen, Antonius filius Stepponis...Franco castellanus...” witnessed the charter dated 1111 under which Godefroi Duke of Brabant confirmed the donation of “curtim de L’ausele...allodium sancte Gerthrudis” to Afflighem[1196].  “Ducis Godefridi, signa Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, signum Francconis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which “Gualcherus...sacerdos” donated “...altare eiusdem ecclesie cum Uclos” to Voorst abbey[1197].  “Walterus rodestoc et filius eius Hugo rampart Franco castellanus Razo et frater eius Franco Amolricus...” witnessed the charter dated 1122 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant donated “allodium...apud Holthem...” to Afflighem[1198].  “Onulfus de Caldenberga Walterus rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo Lambertus de Craienhem...Franco castellanus Razo Egebertus” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Godefroi I Duke of Brabant confirmed that “domina Aua de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” had donated “allodium suum apud Woleuue” to Voorst[1199].  "Steppo de Brusella et frater eius…Franco castellanus…" witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ et Comes Lovaniii" founded the abbey of "Bigardis" near Brussels[1200].  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis" with the consent of "pater meus dux Godefridus et Franco castellanus, patruus Ide", witnessed by "Arnulfi patruus Ide…"[1201]

m GILLA, daughter of --- (-after 1131).  Liétard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “Gilla castellana de Bruxella, Gillardus de Ruez, Heluidis de Fellui” had donated property “in parrochia de Senefia” to Bonne Espérance, with the consent of “Hostone de Bilchi de cuius feodo...”, by charter dated 1131, witnessed by “Dauid clericus predicte castellane filius, Hugo de Marcha, Gillardus de Ruez, Macharius gener eius...[1202].  The joint donation suggests that the three donors were closely related: maybe they were siblings. 

Franco [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         FRANCO [II] (-[1146/52], bur Ninove).  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico"[1203]Châtelain of Brussels.  "…Franconis castellanus, Henrici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which "Godefridus Lotharingiæ Dux" founded the chapel of Sainte-Marie, Brussels, which also records donations of land held "in feodum de Francone castellano meo"[1204].  Wauters records that "Franco II" donated "Reinirsart…à Seneffe" to the Prémontrés de Ninove in 1146 but does not cite the primary source which supports this[1205]His place of burial is confirmed by the 26 Aug 1178 charter of his grandson Godefroy quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Franco’s wife is not known.  Franco [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FRANCO [III] (-[1175/26 Aug 1178]).  Wauters records that "Franco III…parvulus" approved the donation by "les enfants de Meinard" to Afflighem abbey in 1152 but does not cite the primary source which supports this[1206]Châtelain of Brussels.  Wauters records that "Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio tenentis predictum tunc puerum inter genua" subscribed a charter dated 1159 under which Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia records the capture of Grimberghe fortress but does not cite the primary source which supports this[1207]Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173[1208].  “Franco castellanus Brusellensis” donated property “apud Cathem et…apud Strithem” to Ninove by charter dated 1175[1209].  He is named as deceased in his son’s 26 Aug 1178 charter quoted below which also specifies his place of burial.  m [--- van de Aa, daughter of LEON [II] Heer van de Aa & his wife Mathilde --- ([1135/40?]-)].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: [her son] “Godefridus fili[us] Franconis castellanis de Bruxella” confirmed all donations made by “pater eius…ad sepulturam patris sui”, including “advocatiam…de Catthem…medietatem villæ de Strithem…quæ avus suus apud Seneffiam nobis contulit”, to Ninove by charter dated 26 Aug 1178, witnessed by “…D[omi]nus Galterus de Pollar avu[n]culus Godefridi…[1210].  They are also indicated by the 1173 charter quoted above.  The family relationship between the Aa and Bruxelles families is also indicated by the following document "Leonius de Bruxella" [Leon [III] van de Aa, Walter’s son] donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…" [Franco [III]’s son][1211].  The arguments shown below relating to the Enghien marriage of her sister Elisabeth are also relevant in assessing the parentage of Franco’s wife.  As noted in that discussion below, an alternative possibility is that wives of Franco and Engelbert could have been daughters of Gisla, paternal aunt of Walter van de Aa, by an otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  Franco [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GODEFROY (-[Jul 1215/1217])Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173[1212]Châtelain of Brussels

-         see below

ii)         MARGUERITE .  The necrology of Afflighem names "dominus Godefridus de Bruxella et Margareta eius soror"[1213]

iii)        [WALTER de Bruxelles (-after 1175).  Provost of Anderlecht: “Galterus de Bruxella Anderlechtensis ecclesiæ præpositus et advocatus...Maheldis uxor Leonii de Bruxella” donated property to Anderlecht St. Pieter by charter dated 1175[1214].  The chronology suggests that Walter may have been the son of Franco [III], and therefore the grandson of “Maheldis uxor Leonii de Bruxella”.]  

2.         HENRI (-after 1138).  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico"[1215].  "…Franconis castellanus, Henrici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which "Godefridus Lotharingiæ Dux" founded the chapel of Sainte-Marie, Brussels, which also records donations of land held "in feodum de Francone castellano meo"[1216]m LUITGARD, daughter of ---.  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis"[1217].  Henri & his wife had one child: 

a)         IDA .  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis" with the consent of "pater meus dux Godefridus et Franco castellanus, patruus Ide"[1218].  Wauters names "Siger de Hobosch" as the possible husband of Ida but does not cite the primary source which supports this[1219].  [m SIGER de Hobosch, son of ---.] 

3.         ARNOUL .  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis", witnessed by "Arnulfi patruus Ide…"[1220]

4.         DAVID (-after 1131).  Liétard Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “Gilla castellana de Bruxella, Gillardus de Ruez, Heluidis de Fellui” had donated property “in parrochia de Senefia” to Bonne Espérance, with the consent of “Hostone de Bilchi de cuius feodo...”, by charter dated 1131, witnessed by “Dauid clericus predicte castellane filius...[1221]

5.         FREDESNENDE .  Wauters records that "Fredesnende sœur de Henri", first wife of "Geldulphe, chevalier d’Uccle", donated property to the nuns of Forêt but does not cite or quote the corresponding charters[1222]m as his first wife, GELDULPHE d’Uccle chevalier, son of --- (-after 1173).  One child: 

a)         GUILLAUME d’Uccle .  Wauters names "Guillaume d’Uccle" as the son of "Geldulphe, chevalier d’Uccle" and his first wife, recording that he renounced his rights in property in favour of his five half-brothers, sons of his father’s second marriage, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[1223]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Wauters records that "Guillaume d’Uccle" and "sa femme Marguerite" sold land at Froneroth to the abbey of Forêt, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[1224]

 

 

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

 

GODEFROY, son of FRANCO [III] Châtelain of Brussels & his wife [--- van de Aa] (-[Jul 1215/1217])Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173[1225]Châtelain of BrusselsGodefridus fili[us] Franconis castellanis de Bruxella” confirmed all donations made by “pater eius…ad sepulturam patris sui”, including “advocatiam…de Catthem…medietatem villæ de Strithem…quæ avus suus apud Seneffiam nobis contulit”, to Ninove by charter dated 26 Aug 1178, witnessed by “…D[omi]nus Galterus de Pollar avu[n]culus Godefridi…[1226].  “Godefridus castellanus de Bruxella et uxor mea Helewidis et liberi nostri” donated “advocatiam…de allodio S. Aychadri apud Cathem…et…apud Strithem” to Ninove by charter dated 1195[1227]"Godefridus castellanus Bruxellæ…" witnessed the charter dated 1197 under which "Henricus…dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to the abbey of Vorst before leaving for Jerusalem[1228].  "…Godefridus castellanus de Bruxella…" signed the charter dated 1200 under which Henri I Duke of Brabant donated "mansum…Hova in sylva Asscherholt"[1229].  “Engelbertus dominus de Aienghien” confirmed the donation of "vi bonaria quæ jacent in parochia Anderlechtensi" to Voorst abbey made by "Elisabeth mater mea piæ memoriæ" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by “Castellani de Bruxella, Leonii domini de Aa...[1230].  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…", by charter dated Jul 1215[1231]

[m firstly ---.  As noted below, the 19 Aug 1207 charter quoted below suggests an earlier otherwise unrecorded first wife of Godefroy.  Wauters, assuming that this suggestion is correct, indicates that Godefroy’s first wife was heiress of "Onulphe de Wolverthem", which her daughter Péronne brought to Oliver van Zotteghem on their marriage[1232].] 

m [secondly] (before 1195) HELWIDE, daughter of ---  Godefridus castellanus de Bruxella et uxor mea Helewidis et liberi nostri” donated “advocatiam…de allodio S. Aychadri apud Cathem…et…apud Strithem” to Ninove by charter dated 1195[1233]

Godefroy & his [first] wife had one child: 

1.         [PERONNE (-after Mar 1220).  “Leonius de Bruxella” donated “decimam...in parochia de Sanbergen”, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Clementiæ”, to “conventui de Camera”, and “Oliverus de Sottenghem” donated property in Anderlecht with the consent of “conjugis meæ Peronæ”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1207[1234].  The linking of the donors in the same document could be explained if Oliver’s wife was Léon’s sister.  If that is correct, Péronne would presumably have been older than her supposed brother, maybe born from an earlier marriage of their father.  “Henricus Dux Lotharingiæ et Henricus filius meus” noted the donation of property "apud Dilbekam" made to Voorst abbey by "Oliverus de Sottegem et uxor eius Perona et Henricus filius eorum", by charter dated Mar 1220[1235]m (before 19 Aug 1207) OLIVER van Zotteghem, son of WOUTER van Zotteghem & his wife Alaide --- (-after Mar 1220).] 

Godefroy & his second wife had five children: 

2.         LEON [I] (-after 1252)Châtelain of Brussels.  "…Leonius castellanus Brusellensis…" witnessed a charter dated 5 Jul 1217 under which "Heynricus…dux Lotaringensis" renewed an alliance with "Engilberto Coloniensis ecclesie electo"[1236].  “Leonius castellanus de Bruxella” confirmed a donation of property to "conventui de Camera" by charter dated 1237 witnessed by "Leonius filius noster…."[1237].  “Lionés castelains de Brossele” relinquished rights in “li bos de Hal” in favour of Thomas Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Lioné men fil”, by charter dated Aug 1239[1238].  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[1239]m (after 29 Nov 1211) as her second husband, SOPHIE van Altena, widow of ARNOUT Heer van Grimbergen, daughter of --- Heer van Altena & his wife --- ([1190/95]-after 1247).  Klaversma indicates that Sophie was the sister of Dirk van Altena[1240].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  However, it is suggested by the charter dated 1247 under which "Leonius castellanus Brusellensis et Sophia uxor mea" confirmed property "insuper Cruchtene et Werte" to "domini Wilhelmi de Altena", inherited from "domini Theoderici bone memorie de Altena"[1241].  Her birth date is estimated based on her having two children by her first husband.  “Arnodus de Grimbergis dominus...[et] uxor mea Sophia” donated revenue from his lands to Grimbergen by charter dated 29 Nov 1211[1242].  Her two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1230 under which “Leonius Bruxellensis castellanus et Sophia uxor mea” confirmed that "Arnoldus de Grimbergis filius predictæ Sophiæ uxoris meæ et Arnoldi Grimbergæ domini" donated property to Dendermonde[1243].  Léon [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LEON [II] (-after 1271).  “Leonius castellanus de Bruxella” confirmed a donation of property to "conventui de Camera" by charter dated 1237 witnessed by "Leonius filius noster…."[1244].  “Lionés castelains de Brossele” relinquished rights in “li bos de Hal” in favour of Thomas Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Lioné men fil”, by charter dated Aug 1239[1245].  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[1246].  “Leonii filii castellani Bruxellensis” sealed a charter dated 1247[1247]Châtelain of Brusselsm ---.  The name of Léon’s wife is not known.  Léon & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          MATHILDE ([1225/30]-1298, bur Abbaye de Aywières).  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[1248]Châtelaine of Brussels.  “Machtildis castellana Bruxellensis” confirmed the donation of revenue from property "apud Woluë S. Petri" made to Voorst abbey by "Gerardo filio Ingelberti dicti de Busco" by charter dated 1271[1249].  “Dame Mahaut castellaine de Brucella et...damoisial Gerart de Marbais fil a le dite castellaine”, from whom “Sohier de Braine chev.” held “son fief de Seneffe”, are named in a charter dated 1290[1250]An epitaph at Aywières records the burial and death in 1298 of Mahaut chatelaine de Bruxelles, dame de Marbais et de Breucq[1251]m HENRI Seigneur de Marbais, son of GERARD [II] Seigneur de Marbais & his wife [Pétronille ---] (-1280, bur Abbaye de Aywières). 

ii)         [--- de Bruxelles .  Butkens says in one passage that in relation to Hendrik [IV] van Boutersem “on lui attribue pour femme la fille de Leon Chastelain de Bruxelles”, but in his table of the Boutersem family he names her “Margarete de Wesemaele Dame de Perck et Oplinter, laquelle vivoit veuve 1290[1252].  The former is consistent with the name Leon given to Hendrik’s son.  The two cases are not mutually exclusive: maybe Hendrik married twice.  m as his first wife, HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Boutersem, son of --- (-after 1279).] 

b)         HELWIDE

3.         GODEFROY (-after Sep 1231).  Seigneur de Seneffe.  Wauters records that Godefroy inherited Seneffe from his father but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[1253].  Seigneur de Couturelle.  “Godefroid seigneur de Seneffe” donated harvest from lend held from “son frère Léon châtelain de Bruxelles” to the Order of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated Sep 1231[1254].  The Vita sanctæ Lutgardis records that the death of "domino Godefrido, filio domini Godefridi Castellani Bruxellensis" was reported miraculously to Lutgardis[1255]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Godefroy & his wife had one child: 

a)         daughter .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardi domini de Mortania filii de secundis nuptiis...secundus filius...Rogerus” married “hæredem de Seneffle, relicta domini Walteri de Braine” by whom he had "Joannem et Robertum"[1256].  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "l’oir de Seneffe ki avoit este feme monsigneur Watier de Brainne" was the wife of "fius monsigneur Evrart Radoul…Rogiers"[1257].  Wauters identifies her as the daughter of Godefroy Seigneur de Couturelle but does not explain his reasoning[1258]m firstly GAUTHIER de Braine, son of ---.  m secondly ROGER de Mortagne, son of EVERARD Radoul Seigneur de Mortaigne & his second wife Elisabeth de Courtrai (-after 20 Mar 1272). 

4.         GILLES .  Canon of Saint-Lambert at Liège. 

5.         FRANCO (-1216 or before).  Helwide founded an anniversary for her son Franco at Braine-l’Alleu by charter dated 1216[1259]

6.         MATHILDE [Helwide] . 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van de AA

 

 

The following reconstruction is based on the primary source information shown below.  It has not incorporated information from the 1960 study of the Aa family by Anne van der Rest, which has not yet been consulted[1260].  Presumably the Aa family was closely related to the châtelains de Bruxelles but no primary sources have been found which indicate the precise connection.  Wauters records “Leonius de A” as "probablement" the son of Steppo [I] (see above under Châtelains de Bruxelles) without citing any source on which he bases this speculation[1261].  The absence of the unusual name Steppo from Leon’s known descendants suggests that Wauters may not have been correct.  Leon’s possible family relationship with the châtelains de Bruxelles could presumably have been through his father, his mother, or through his wife. 

 

 

LEON [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles, son of --- (-after 1156).  Wauters records “Leonius de A” in a charter dated to [1130] (original charter not found)[1262].  "Leonius de Brucsella..." witnessed the charter dated 1139 under which Sibylle Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation of "duas partes decime...parrochye de Houthem" made to Furnes Saint-Nicolas by “Ywainum de Gandauo[1263]"…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[1264].  "Dominus Leonius cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights in the charter dated 1143 under which Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis"[1265].  "magnus Leonius de A, Walterus de Crainem, Rabodo frater eius..." witnessed the charter dated 1150 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed the sale of property  "inter Beuerne et Strombeke" made to Grand-Bigard church by “Franconem...cognominatur Lupus assensu matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari[1266]Heer van Pollare: “...Leonis de Pollar...” witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed the donation of “allodium infra parochyam Bocholt” made to Gand Saint-Bavon[1267].  “...Leonus de Brusella, Anthonius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1156 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the possessions of Vlierbeek abbey near Louvain[1268]

m ---.  The name of Leon’s wife is not known.  The logic explained below to justify the parentage of Elisabeth, wife of Engelbert [II] Seigneur d’Enghien, indicates that Walter van de Aa (grandson of Leon [I] and his wife) and Gisla (their daughter), together with Hildegarde (wife of Gerard [III] van Zotteghem, see below), all held Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede and Aa jointly, inherited (as a package) from one of Gisla’s parents.  It is usually assumed that Leon [I] held Aa in his own right.  If that is correct, all four properties were inherited from him.  However, it is not impossible that Leon acquired his right to Aa through his wife which, if correct, means that all four properties would have been inherited by the Aa family from her.  The following document shows that this last suggestion is a distinct possibility: Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis" by charter dated 1143, which records that "dominus Leonius cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights[1269].  The three last-named persons are all named “cum filiis suis”.  If each had held the property interest in their own names, by inheritance from a common ancestor, the reference to their sons would have been unnecessary as their fathers would have represented their sons’ interests while still alive.  If on the other hand, Leon, Berner and Gerard held the property by right of their wives, their sons would already have had direct interests as heirs of their mothers, which would justify their presence in the document.  If this speculation is correct, Leon [I] married ---, daughter of ---. 

Leon [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ANTON van de Aa (-after 1156, maybe before 1161?).  "…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[1270].  “...Leonus de Brusella, Anthonius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1156 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the possessions of Vlierbeek abbey near Louvain[1271].  Was he “Antonii mei cognati” who is named in the 1161 charter of Hazeca Canoness at Nivelles who is named below? 

2.         LEON [II] van de Aa (-[1165/68]).  "…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[1272].  "Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele..." witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed various donations to Affligem, including a donation made with the consent of "tam Bernerus quam filii eius Iwainus et Daniel"[1273]Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “sorore Hazeca” donated land “in Larbecca [Leerbeek]...mei patrimonii ab avis et proavis allodium...cum porcionem Hildegardis cum silva sorori sue Gertrudi” to Nivelles, in the presence of “domino Leonio filioque eius Waltero, meisque participibus”, decided “in die obitus Antonii mei cognati”, by charter dated 1161[1274].  Leon is named as deceased in his son’s 1168 charter quoted below.  His absence from his son’s 1165 charter suggests that he may already have been deceased at the time, unless he granted Pollare to Walter before his death.  m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 1175).  “Galterus de Bruxella Anderlechtensis ecclesiæ præpositus et advocatus...Maheldis uxor Leonii de Bruxella” donated property to Anderlecht St. Pieter by charter dated 1175[1275].  Her son’s donation was made jointly with dnus Nicolaus de Boular”, suggesting a connection with the Boelare family (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY).  The presence of Walter’s mother suggests that Nikolaas derived his interest separately from her: maybe [Mathilde] and Nikolaas were cousins.  Leon [II] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

a)         WALTER van de Aa (-before 1191)Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem, for the souls of “defuncti patris mei et...fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 1168[1276]Heer van Pollare.  Heer van de Aa

-        see below

b)         [two or more] sons (-after 1168).  Their existence is confirmed by the 1168 charter under which Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem, for the souls of “defuncti patris mei et pro animabus fratrum meorum[1277]

c)         --- van de Aa ([1135 or before?]-[before 1180])The 1173 charter quoted below names “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo…” as one of the fellow heirs to family property with Walter van de Aa.  If the term “nepos“ was used in that document in its strict sense of nephew, Godeschalk’s mother was Walter’s sister.  The chronology indicates the improbability that Godeschalk was Walter’s grandson (another meaning of “nepos”), while his being named first in the list of persons indicates a close family relationship to Walter (suggesting that “nepos” was not used in its extended sense to mean a more remote relative).  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that she was Walter’s oldest sister, an assumption which seems reasonable in light of Godeschalk’s prominent position in the 1173 charter.  Her husband is named as father of her son in the following document: “Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “…puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi…[1278].  The marriage date of this person and the date of death of her husband are estimated based on the following reasoning.  The term “puer” in the 1168 charter would normally indicate a boy, maybe between the ages of 6 and 14 (at the most).  As it is unlikely that a very young child, especially one who was not the donor’s child, would witness such a document in his own name, it is suggested that Arnoul’s son was reaching the end of his boyhood at the time.  His inclusion as a witness suggests that he was a person of some importance in the donor’s household, despite his boyhood, while the naming of his father suggests that the latter would normally have witnessed the document himself but was unable to do so because he had recently died or was then incapacitated by illness.  The reference to her son Godeschalk acting in his own capacity in an 1171 charter (see the document NAMUR) suggests that he had by that time reached the age of majority.  Godeschalk’s mother presumably died before 1180 as she is not named in the charter, quoted below, which names her sister Elisabeth as joint holder of property with their brother Walterm ([1150?]) ARNAUD [III] de Morialmes, son of --- (-[11 Jun] [1168?]). 

d)         [--- van de Aa ).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document (assuming that avunculus in that charter is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle): [her son] Godefridus fili[us] Franconis castellanis de Bruxella” confirmed all donations made by “pater eius…ad sepulturam patris sui”, including “advocatiam…de Catthem…medietatem villæ de Strithem…quæ avus suus apud Seneffiam nobis contulit”, to Ninove by charter dated 26 Aug 1178, witnessed by “…D[omi]nus Galterus de Pollar avu[n]culus Godefridi…[1279].  They are also indicated by the 1173 charter quoted below.  The family relationship between the Aa and Bruxelles families is also indicated by the following document "Leonius de Bruxella" [Leon [III] van de Aa, Walter’s son] donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…" [Franco [III]’s son][1280].  The arguments shown below relating to the Enghien marriage of her sister Elisabeth are also relevant in assessing the parentage of Franco’s wife.  As noted in that discussion below, an alternative possibility is that wives of Franco and Engelbert could have been daughters of Gisla, paternal aunt of Walter van de Aa, by an otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  m FRANCO [III] Châtelain de Bruxelles, son of FRANCO [II] Châtelain de Bruxelles & his wife --- (-[1175/26 Aug 1178]).] 

e)         ELISABETH van de Aa (-after 1180).  Her parentage is confirmed by the 1180 charter quoted below which names Elisabeth as the sister of Walter van de Aa.  [same person as...?  ELISABETH ([before 1140?]-[Dec 1193/1214]).  This suggested co-identity and Elisabeth’s marriage are indicated by reading the following five documents together:

(1) the 1173 contract under which [her supposed brother] Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem [Elisabeth’s husband] et filio eius Hugone[1281];

(2) the 1180 charter under which “Walterus et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donated rights “in…allodio nostro in Pedhe…” to Grimbergen[1282];

(3) the 1180 charter under which Roger Bishop of Cambrai confirmed donations to Ghislenghien, including the donation of “allodium suum quod adiacet ville de Polleirs” made by “Gossuinus de Adinghe et Gilla uxoris eius” with the consent of “Walteri de Aa et Elizabeth sororis eius, qui eiusdem allodii heredes erant iure successionis”, witnessed by “Engelbertus de Adinghe…[1283];

(4) the 26 Aug 1178 charter under which [the son of Elisabeth’s sister] “Godefridus fili[us] Franconis castellanis de Bruxella” confirmed all donations made by “pater eius…ad sepulturam patris sui”, including “advocatiam…de Catthem…medietatem villæ de Strithem…quæ avus suus apud Seneffiam nobis contulit”, to Ninove, witnessed by [her brother] “…D[omi]nus Galterus de Pollar avu[n]culus Godefridi…[1284]; and

(5) Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis" by charter dated 1143, which records that "dominus Leonius [Leon [I], see above] cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights[1285]

Based on these charters, the logic leading to the suggested conclusion about Elisabeth’s parentage is summarised in seven steps as follows:

(a) charter (1) indicates that Walter van de Aa and the other named persons together inherited Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede and Aa from a common ancestor (male or female line not specified);

(b) charter (2) records that Walter and his aunt Gisla held Pede together, inherited therefore from one of Gisla’s parents, Leon [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles or his wife;

(c) charter (3) indicates that Gisla, Walter, and Walter’s sister Elisabeth inherited Pollare together, also therefore inherited from one of Gisla’s parents;

(d) charter (4) indicates that the mother of Godefroy Châtelain de Bruxelles, named with his father in charter (1), was Walter’s sister (assuming that avunculus in that document is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle);

(e) charter (3) suggests that Walter’s sister Elisabeth was closely connected with the Enghien family as indicated by the witness list, suggesting that she was not the same person as the unnamed mother of Godefroy Châtelain de Bruxelles;

(f) while the terms amita and avunculus were sometimes used loosely to indicate maternal or paternal aunt/uncle (or even a more distant family relationship)[1286], the above analysis is consistent with “amita” in charter (2) and “avunculus” in charter (4) being interpreted in their strict sense of paternal aunt and maternal uncle respectively; and

(g) charter (5) provides a further indication that Walter inherited the package of properties mentioned in the other charters from one of his paternal grandparents.  The reference to “dominus Leonius cum filiis suis” suggests that this was his paternal grandmother: his sons (one of whom was Walter’s father) were referenced probably because they had inherited the rights in question from their mother (also the mother of Gisla) and that their father was named to represent their interests presumably because they were minors at the time. 

One difficulty with this hypothesis is the apparent absence of the name Leon among Elisabeth’s known Enghien descendants.  An alternative possibility could help explain that absence: Elisabeth (as well as her older sister, wife of Franco [III] Châtelain de Bruxelles) could have been the daughter of Walter’s aunt Gisla, by an unrecorded first marriage.  Such a possibility appears consistent with the seven logical steps outlined above, except step (d) unless the term “avunculus” in charter (4) was used in an extended sense.  It would also explain Elisabeth naming her daughter Gisèle/Gisla.  In this alternative case, Walter’s sister Elisabeth may have been the widow of Arnaud [III] de Morialmes. 

Elisabeth’s marriage date is suggested based on the likely birth date of her son Hugues, which in turn suggests her approximate date of birth.  Dominus Ingelbertus de Adenghem” donated land “apud Hartbecam” to Ninove, with the consent of “domina Elisabeth et liberi sui Ingelbertus et Gisla et Ida uxor Ingelberti”, while “eadem Elisabeth“ also promised to obtain the consent of “Wilhelmo genero suo et uxore suo”, by charter dated [2] Dec 1193, the same document recording that eight days later “præfatus dominus Ingelbertus” died “in Ninive” where he was buried and where “uxore et filiis eius Ingelberto et Gisla et uxore Ingelberti” placed their donation on the altar[1287]She is named as deceased in the following document: [her son] “Engelbertus dominus de Aienghien” confirmed the donation of "vi bonaria quæ jacent in parochia Anderlechtensi" to Voorst abbey made by "Elisabeth mater mea piæ memoriæ" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by [her great nephew, grandson of her sister, and her nephew, son of her brother Walter] “Castellani de Bruxella, Leonii domini de Aa...[1288]m ([before 1155?]) ENGELBERT [II] Seigneur d’Enghien, son of HUGUES d’Enghien & his wife Beatrix --- (-Ninove 10 Dec 1193, bur Ninove).] 

3.         GISLA ([before 1125?]-after 1180)Co-heiress of Pollare.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following documents.  Walterus [Walter van de Aa, son of Leon [II] van de Aa, see above] et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donated rights “in…allodio nostro in Pedhe, quod quidam Balduinus, qui tunc temporis Bruxellis manebat in Orsendalo” to Grimbergen by charter dated 1180[1289].  The term “amita”, paternal aunt in its strict sense, was sometimes used to indicate maternal aunt or even a more remote family relationship[1290].  However, the logic explained above to justify the parentage of Elisabeth, wife of Engelbert [II] Seigneur d’Enghien, indicates that Walter van de Aa and Gisla inherited Pede from one of Gisla’s parents, confirming that “amita” meant paternal aunt in the 1180 charter.  Roger Bishop of Cambrai confirmed donations to Ghislenghien, including the donation of “allodium suum quod adiacet ville de Polleirs” made by “Gossuinus de Adinghe et Gilla uxoris eius” with the consent of “Walteri de Aa et Elizabeth sororis eius, qui eiusdem allodii heredes erant iure successionis”, by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Engelbertus de Adinghe, Walterus de Adinghe, Gerardus, Nicholaus, fratres eiusdem Walteri…”, Pope Lucius III confirming the donation of “allodium adiacens ville de Polleirs apud Adinghen” made by “Gossuini et Gille uxoris eius” with the consent of “Walteri de A et Elysabeth sororis eius, qui eiusdem allodii heredes erant iure successionis” by charter 18 Feb 1182 (N.S.)[1291]The arguments shown above relating to the Enghien marriage of Elisabeth [van de Aa] are also relevant in assessing the family connections of Gisla.  As noted in that discussion, an alternative possibility for Elisabeth’s parentage is that the wives of Franco [III] Châtelain de Bruxelles and Engelbert [II] Seigneur d’Enghien could have been daughters of Gisla by an otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  This suggestion is speculative.  [m firstly ---.]  m [secondly] ([after 1145?]) GOSSUIN d’Enghien, son of HUGUES d’Enghien & his wife Beatrix --- (-after 1195). 

 

 

Before looking at Walter van de Aa and his descendants, three small family groups, all of which were closely connected with the Aa family as explained below, deserve attention. 

 

[Four possible sisters.]  Their parentage is not certain.  Looking first at the wife of Leon [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles, the logic explained above to justify the parentage of Elisabeth, wife of Engelbert [II] Seigneur d’Enghien, indicates that Walter van de Aa (grandson of Leon [I] and his wife) and Gisla (their daughter), together with Hildegarde (wife of Gerard [III] van Zotteghem, see below), all held Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede and Aa (named in the 1173 charter quoted below) jointly, inherited (as a package) from one of Gisla’s parents.  It is usually assumed that Leon [I] held Aa in his own right.  If that is correct, all four properties were inherited from him.  However, it is not impossible that Leon acquired his right to Aa through his wife which, if correct, means that all four properties would have been inherited by the Aa family from her.  The following document shows that this last suggestion is a distinct possibility: Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis" by charter dated 1143, which records that "dominus Leonius cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights[1292].  The three last-named persons are all named “cum filiis suis”.  If each had held the property interest in their own names, by inheritance from a common ancestor, the reference to their sons would have been unnecessary as their fathers would have represented their sons’ interests while still alive.  If on the other hand, Leon, Berner and Gerard held the property by right of their wives, their sons would already have had direct interests as heirs of their mothers, justifying their presence in the document. 

Turning to the wife of Berner van Moorsel, the argument is the same regarding the 1143 charter, in which Berner and his sons were named second, indicating (if the argument is correct) that his wife was the second oldest sister.  The omission of any descendants of Berner from the 1173 charter quoted below suggests either that they had previously sold their interests (maybe either to the Aa or Zotteghem families) or that they left no surviving descendants at that date. 

Regarding Hildegarde, the position is as described above relating to the wife of Leon [I].  As her husband was named third in the 1143 charter, Hildegarde would have been the third sister.  As noted below, she is named specifically as co-holder of interests in “Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A” in the 1173 charter. 

Gertrude was the sister of Hildegarde only if the person named in the 1161 charter quoted below was Hildegarde wife of Gerard [III] van Zotteghem. 

Another complication is introduced by a charter dated 1187 under which “domnus Gerlach frater domni Godefridi bone memorie episcopi de Utreit” [Gerlach van Renen, son of Godfrid van Renen [& his first wife Sophia van Bemmel], see the document DUTCH NOBILITY, donated “decimationes omnes quas in Anderlech et in Dilbeke habuit” to Voorst abbey, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Godefridus castellanus, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus[1293].  No reference has been found to the Renen family holding any interest in Anderlecht and Dilbeke (two of the four properties named in the 1173 charter) before 1187.  One explanation could be that another co-heir had sold his/her share to the bishop of Utrecht, who had then passed it to his brother. 

Indications of this family’s possible earlier connections are provided by two documents linked to Pollare (one of the package of properties named in the documents quoted above): Van De Perre notes a dispute in 1235 between Alix van Boelare (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY) and the Aa family about water-mills near Pollare, noting also that “Wilhelmus de Stenkerca” donated his rights “in iunioratu molendini de Pollar” to Ninove by charter dated 1196, and speculates about a connection between the three families[1294]

 

1.         [--- .  The name of Leon’s wife is not known.  m LEON [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles, son of --- (-after 1156).] 

2.         [--- .  The name of Berner’s wife is not known.  m BERNER van Moorsel, son of --- (-before 1167).  "Dominus Leonius cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights in the charter dated 1143 under which Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis"[1295].  "Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele..." witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed various donations to Affligem, including a donation made with the consent of "tam Bernerus quam filii eius Iwainus et Daniel"[1296]A charter dated 1167 records that “domnus Bernerus de Morcella” donated “allodium ecclesie...apud Masensele et apud Banbrucge” to Saint-Trond, confirmed after his death by “filius eius Iuuainus[1297].]  Berner & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         IWAN van Moorsel (-after 1167).  "Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele..." witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed various donations to Affligem, including a donation made with the consent of "tam Bernerus quam filii eius Iwainus et Daniel"[1298]A charter dated 1167 records that “domnus Bernerus de Morcella” donated “allodium ecclesie...apud Masensele et apud Banbrucge” to Saint-Trond, confirmed after his death by “filius eius Iuuainus[1299]

b)         DANIEL van Moorsel (-after 1160).  "Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele..." witnessed the charter dated 1160 under which Godefroi III Duke of Brabant confirmed various donations to Affligem, including a donation made with the consent of "tam Bernerus quam filii eius Iwainus et Daniel"[1300]

c)         [other children? .  Their existence is suggested by the 1143 charter quoted above.] 

3.         HILDEGARDE (-after 1173).  [Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “sorore Hazeca” donated land “in Larbecca [Leerbeek]...mei patrimonii ab avis et proavis allodium...cum porcionem Hildegardis cum silva sorori sue Gertrudi” to Nivelles, in the presence of “domino Leonio filioque eius Waltero, meisque participibus”, decided “in die obitus Antonii mei cognati”, by charter dated 1161[1301].  It is possible that this charter refers to Hildegarde, wife of Gerard [III] van Zotteghem.]  Hildegarde’s parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173[1302]m GERARD [III] van Zotteghem, son of --- (-before 1173).] 

4.         [GERTRUDE (-after 1161).  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “sorore Hazeca” donated land “in Larbecca [Leerbeek]...mei patrimonii ab avis et proavis allodium...cum porcionem Hildegardis cum silva sorori sue Gertrudi” to Nivelles, in the presence of “domino Leonio filioque eius Waltero, meisque participibus”, decided “in die obitus Antonii mei cognati”, by charter dated 1161[1303].  If this document refers to Hildegarde, wife of Gerard [III] van Zotteghem, as suggested above, Gertrude was her sister.] 

 

 

The 1161 charter quoted below shows that Hazeca shared property rights with the Aa family and was presumably therefore a close relative.  If “Antonii mei cognati”, named in the charter, was Anton son of Leon [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles (see above), maybe Hazeca was the daughter of one of Leon’s sisters or of a sister of Leon’s wife (one of the four possible sisters shown above?). 

 

1.         HAZECA (-after 1161).  Obédiencière de Baisy: “Hazeca de Bruxella tenente obedientiam de Baisiu...” witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which “Oda abbatissa” [Ada du Rœulx abbess of Nivelles] and others donated land “in territorio Baisiensi” to Villers-la-Ville abbey[1304].  Canonesse at Nivelles.  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “sorore Hazeca...in sacro Nyvellensis ecclesie conventu a puerilibus annis educata” donated land “in Larbecca [Leerbeek]...mei patrimonii ab avis et proavis allodium...cum porcionem Hildegardis cum silva sorori sue Gertrudi” to Nivelles, in the presence of “domino Leonio filioque eius Waltero, meisque participibus”, decided “in die obitus Antonii mei cognati”, by charter dated 1161[1305]

 

 

Two sisters, parents not identified.  The 1143 charter quoted below indicates that Bertha held an interest in the property donated jointly with Leon [I] van de Aa/de Bruxelles, Berner van Moorsel and Gerard [III] van Zotteghem (shown above as husbands of three possible sisters), which suggests that Bertha was either another sister or was their cousin. 

 

1.         BERTHA (-after 1143).  Godefroi Duke of Brabant, at the request of "domina Berta de Anderlecht..cum filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem", donated “allodii...inter Woluesem et Bygardis” to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis" by charter dated 1143, which records that "dominus Leonius cum filiis suis Bernerus de Morcella cum filiis suis Gerardus de Sottenghem cum filiis suis" renounced rights[1306]m --- von Anderlecht, son of --- (-before 1143). 

2.         --- .  Her family connection and marriage are confirmed by the 1143 charter quoted above.  m GERARD van Idegem, son of ---. 

 

 

WALTER van de Aa, son of LEON [II] van de Aa & his wife --- (-before 1191)Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed that “sorore Hazeca” donated land “in Larbecca [Leerbeek]...mei patrimonii ab avis et proavis allodium...cum porcionem Hildegardis cum silva sorori sue Gertrudi” to Nivelles, in the presence of “domino Leonio filioque eius Waltero, meisque participibus”, decided “in die obitus Antonii mei cognati”, by charter dated 1161[1307]Heer van Pollare: “Dnus Walterus de Pollar”, with the consent of “uxoris et matris”, and “dnus Nicolaus de Boular” donated “molendin[um] apud Lothes…” and fishing rights “…quam dnus Walterus tenuerat” to Ninove by charter dated 1165[1308].  “Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem, for the souls of “defuncti patris mei et pro animabus fratrum meorum”, by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius Balduinus de Windica Alstanus Gosuinus de Leuee Ricaldus de Rauie Giselbertus de Sauventem Lambertus frater eius Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius Desiderius dapifer[1309].  “Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede [western outskirts of Anderlecht] et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173[1310]Heer van Pollare: Walterus advocatus de Pollar et uxor eius Gisla” donated rights “in aquis inter Bullenghem et molendinum fratrum Ninivensium” to Ninove by charter dated 1176[1311].  “Walterus et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donated rights “in…allodio nostro in Pedhe [western outskirts of Anderlecht], quod quidam Balduinus, qui tunc temporis Bruxellis manebat in Orsendalo” to Grimbergen by charter dated 1180[1312].  Roger Bishop of Cambrai confirmed donations to Ghislenghien, including the donation of “allodium suum quod adiacet ville de Polleirs” made by “Gossuinus de Adinghe et Gilla uxoris eius” with the consent of “Walteri de Aa et Elizabeth sororis eius, qui eiusdem allodii heredes erant iure successionis”, by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Engelbertus de Adinghe, Walterus de Adinghe, Gerardus, Nicholaus, fratres eiusdem Walteri…”, Pope Lucius III confirming the donation of “allodium adiacens ville de Polleirs apud Adinghen” made by “Gossuini et Gille uxoris eius” with the consent of “Walteri de A et Elysabeth sororis eius, qui eiusdem allodii heredes erant iure successionis” by charter 18 Feb 1182 (N.S.)[1313]Heer van de Aa.  "…Walterus de Aa…" witnessed a charter dated 1175 under which "G dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Afflighem[1314].  "…Walterus de A…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[1315]Domnus Gerlach frater domni Godefridi bone memorie episcopi de Utreit” donated “decimationes omnes quas in Anderlech et in Dilbeke habuit” to Forest abbey by charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Godefridus castellanus, Henricus de Stalle…[1316]He was deceased when his wife donated property to Voorst in 1191 (see below). 

m (before 1165) GISELA de Guines, daughter of ARNAUD Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer ([1140/50]-after Jul 1215).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Margaretam…Beatricem…Adelidem …Eufemiam et Luthgaudam…Mathildem…Ghislam…Agnetem" as the eight daughters of "Gandavense Arnoldo" & his wife, specifying that Gisela married "de Ag sive Aqua Waltero de Pollario"[1317].  The chronology of the Guines family is difficult to determine with any confidence but it appears that Gisela may have been born [1140/50].  The 1165 of her husband quoted above refers to his unnamed wife, her involvement in the charter suggesting that she had some direct interest in the property donated (as yet unexplained).  Walterus advocatus de Pollar et uxor eius Gisla” donated rights “in aquis inter Bullenghem et molendinum fratrum Ninivensium” to Ninove by charter dated 1176[1318].  “Gisla de A et Leonius filius meus” donated property “apud Watermale” to Voorst, for the soul of “domini et mariti mei Walteri de A”, by charter dated 1191[1319]"Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[1320]

Walter & his wife had one child: 

1.         LEON [III] van de Aa ([1155/70]-[Jul 1215/Dec 1217]).  His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of this family.  Heer van de AaGisla de A et Leonius filius meus” donated property “apud Watermale” to Voorst, for the soul of “domini et mariti mei Walteri de A”, by charter dated 1191[1321]Leonius de Bruxella” donated “decimam...in parochia de Sanbergen”, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Clementiæ”, to “conventui de Camera”, and “Oliverus de Sottenghem” donated property in Anderlecht with the consent of “conjugis meæ Peronæ”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1207[1322].  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[1323].  He was deceased in Dec 1217, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m as her first husband, CLEMENCE, daughter of ---.  “Leonius de Bruxella” donated “decimam...in parochia de Sanbergen”, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Clementiæ”, to “conventui de Camera”, and “Oliverus de Sottenghem” donated property in Anderlecht with the consent of “conjugis meæ Peronæ”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1207[1324].  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[1325].  She married secondly Baudouin Châtelain de BeaumontClementia castellana de Bello Monte” donated property “in parrochia de Liniaco apud locum...Wivercen” to Affligem, with the consent of “marito mei Balduino et filiis meis Waltero domino de A et fratre ipsius Arnoldo ac filia mea Magtilde”, by charter dated Apr 1231[1326].  A clue to her family origin may be provided by the 1232 charter under which her son "Arnoldus d’Aa" confirmed "decimam illam" to the nuns of Beaupré, and committed the consent of "Domini Arnoldi de Wesemaele aut Domini Arnoldi Crainhem aut Domini Theodorici mariti neptis meæ"[1327]: the precise family connections between Arnoul van de Aa and the Wesemael and Kraainhem families have not been ascertained.  Leon [III] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         WALTER van de Aa ([1190/1200]-[May 1235/1236])His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of this family.  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[1328]Heer van de AaWalterus dominus de Pollar” donated property “in parochia de Samberghen, iuxta Loets...” to Ninove by charter dated Dec 1217[1329].  “Clementia castellana de Bello Monte” donated property “in parrochia de Liniaco apud locum...Wivercen” to Affligem, with the consent of “marito mei Balduino et filiis meis Waltero domino de A et fratre ipsius Arnoldo ac filia mea Magtilde”, by charter dated Apr 1231[1330].  “Walterus dictus dominus de A et Arnoldus frater eius” donated property “in parrochia de Anderlecht iuxta A in Hillenshout” to Brussels Saint-Jean by charter dated [11/30] Apr 1232[1331].  “Walterus miles dominus de Aa” donated serfs “in parrochia de Polleer” to Geraardsbergen Sint-Adriaan by charter dated [23/30] Apr 1234[1332]Oda” donated property to Dendermonde, with the consent of "matris meæ Sophiæ et domini Leonii mariti eius et…Walteri domini de A mariti mei", and also confirmed the donation made by "germanus meus Arnoldus de Grimbergis", by charter dated May 1235[1333]m (before May 1235) as her first husband, ODA van Grimbergen, daughter of ARNOUT van Grimbergen & his wife Sophie van Altena ([1205/15?]-after Aug 1237).  “Oda” donated property to Dendermonde, with the consent of "matris meæ Sophiæ et domini Leonii mariti eius et…Walteri domini de A mariti mei", and also confirmed the donation made by "germanus meus Arnoldus de Grimbergis", by charter dated May 1235[1334].  She married secondly ([1236/May 1237]) Siger van Gent.  “Sigerus miles…de Gandavo et uxor ipsius Oda de Grimbergis” consented to the sale of property by "homini suo Gosuino Refo agnomine de Buggenhout" by charter dated May 1237