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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                HEREN van AALST. 4

Chapter 2.                CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES. 7

A.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES.. 7

B.         CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES (NESLE) 14

Chapter 3.                CHÂTELAINS de COURTRAI (KORTRIJK) 18

Chapter 4.                HEREN van DENDERMONDE. 22

Chapter 5.                CHÂTELAINS de DIXMUDE [DIKSMUIDE] (HEREN van BEVEREN) 25

Chapter 6.                HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE] 54

A.         HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE] 54

B.         HEREN van SCHORISSE [SEIGNEURS d’ESCORNAIX] 64

C.        HEREN van LIEDEKERKE.. 67

D.        SEIGNEURS de HERIMEZ, HEREN van STEENKERKE.. 78

Chapter 7.                GENT. 95

A.         AVOCATS de SAINT-PIERRE de GAND.. 95

B.         CHÂTELAINS de GAND.. 98

C.        CHÂTELAINS de GAND (VIGGEZELE) 110

D.        HEREN van BOELARE [BOULERS] 121

E.         HEREN van HEUSDEN.. 127

F.         HEREN van MALDEGEM.. 128

G.        HEREN van NEVELE.. 140

Chapter 8.                HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES) 147

Chapter 9.                HEREN van NINOVE. 179

A.         HEREN van NINOVE.. 179

B.         HEREN van LEDEBERG en PAMEL. 180

C.        HEREN van STEENHUIZE.. 185

D.        HEREN van WEDERGRAET. 186

Chapter 10.              HEREN van OUDENAARDE. 205

Chapter 11.              CHÂTELAINS d’OUDENBURG. 219

Chapter 12.              HEREN van PETEGHEM.. 222

Chapter 13.              CHÂTELAINS d’YPRES. 227

Chapter 14.              HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 239

A.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM.. 239

B.         HEREN van ZOTTEGHEM (ENGHIEN) 246

C.        HEREN van RASSEGHEM.. 249

D.        HEREN van LEEUWERGEM.. 259

E.         HEREN van MASSEMEN.. 263

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Warnkoening suggests that the large number of fortified castles in the county of Flanders is explained by the area previously being governed as a “march”, the form of military government adopted in the Empire for governing frontier territories which required special defence arrangements to prevent incursions from outside imperial territory[1].  The “march” of Flanders (otherwise imperial Flanders) was limited to the eastern part of the area which formed part of imperial territory.  Nevertheless, western Flanders (originally the county proper) was also subject to incursion from marauding neighbours, including Viking raids from Frisia to the north and attack by the rival comtes de Vermandois to the south, whch justified the construction of fortifications as a continuous line of defence.  The building of the more important fortified castles in Flanders can probably be dated to the early to mid-11th century.  The Chronicon Comitum Flandrensium records that Baudouin IV Count of Flanders was the first to organise “militias et nobiles” in Flanders and distributed “villas et oppida” to them[2]

 

Each castle (“burg”) was granted by the coùnt of Flanders to a châtelain (burggraaf in Flemish).  The role of the châtelain was similar to that of the vicomtes in France.  This hypothesis is supported, in the case of the châtellenies of Bruges at least, by a passage in Galbert of Bruges, which recounts that Erembald murdered "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", married his widow, and took "vicecomitatum"[3].  Giry suggests that the case of Flanders was particular, in that the castellani were originally the military commanders of the series of castles constructed to protect against Vikings raids, that over time administrative and judicial duties were added to their role, and that their area of administration was extended to the whole town in which the castle had been built and eventually included the surrounding areas[4].  Starting as military officials appointed by the count, they became the count’s direct vassals, while their fiefdoms gradually developed as hereditary within the same families.  As the influence of the châtelains grew and their areas of activity widened, they appointed baillis who assumed many of their administrative duties.  In addition, the towns took over many of the responsibilities themselves.  The result was that, by the 14th century, the position of châtelain was little more than a title which carried with it the right to receive fixed revenues[5]

 

The main Flemish castellanies were as follows: 

  • Quarter of Bruges (Castellanies of Berghes, Bourbourg, Bruges, Veurne). 
  • Quarter of Ypres (Castellanies of Bailleul, Cassel, Courtrai, Dixmude, Ypres). 
  • Quarter of Gent (Castellanies of the land of Aalst, the Four Offices, Gent [Oudburg], Oudenaarde, the land of Waas, seigneuries of Bornem, Dendermonde). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    HEREN van AALST

 

 

Aalst (Alost in French) is located about 20 kilometres west of Brussels and about 15 kilometres south of Dendermonde in the present-day Belgian province of East Flanders. 

 

 

BOUDEWIJN van Gent, son of BOUDEWIJN van Gent Heer zu Waas, Dronghen en Ruiselede & his wife --- (-killed in battle Nikea 13 Jun 1097).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…"[6].  Ritter van Gent, Aalst, Dronghen, Waas en Ruiselede.  Albert of Aix names "…Baldewinus de castello Lant…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[7].  Albert of Aix records that "…Baldewinus de Ganz…" was killed at the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[8]

m MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-9 Jun ----).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mathildem" as wife of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[9]

Boudewijn & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         BOUDEWIJN (-24/25 Oct, 1129 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum Luscum…dictum Gernobodatum, Alostensis terre…dominum, et Ivenum de Gandavo" as children of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[10].  The Chronicon Affligemense names "domus Remundis de Alost eiusque duo filiis Balduinus et Ivanus"[11].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Balduinus Gandensis, frater Yvonis Nigellensis qui nunc est comes Suessionensis"[12].  "Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[13].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[14].  "Balduinus de Alost ac frater meus Iwanus" donated "ecclesiam de Herenbaldeghem" to Affleghem abbey by charter dated 1125[15].  "…Balduinus Gandavensis, Hiuvannus frater eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[16].  “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[17].  “...Balduinus de Alost...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[18].  Galbert of Bruges records the death "Non Kal Nov" of "Baldewinus ex Alst"[19]m LUTGARDE, daughter of WALTER [van Grimberghe] & his wife ---.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" married "de Grembergio oriunda Luthgarda"[20].  Boudewijn & his wife had one child: 

a)         BEATRIX (-before 1160).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Beatricem" as daughter of "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" and his wife, adding that she married "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio"[21].  A charter dated to [1150] records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg, signed by "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…"[22]m as his second wife, HENRI Châtelain de Bourbourg, son of THEMARD Châtelain de Bourbourg & his wife Livildis --- (-after 1162, bur Saint-Bertin). 

2.         IWAN (-8 Aug 1145).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum Luscum…dictum Gernobodatum, Alostensis terre…dominum, et Ivenum de Gandavo" as children of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[23].  The Chronicon Affligemense names "domus Remundis de Alost eiusque duo filiis Balduinus et Ivanus"[24]Graaf van Aalst, Gent, Waas, Donghen en Liedekerke.  Galbert of Bruges names "frater Baldevini ex Alst…Iwan"[25].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[26].  "Balduinus de Alost ac frater meus Iwanus" donated "ecclesiam de Herenbaldeghem" to Affleghem abbey by charter dated 1125[27].  "…Balduinus Gandavensis, Hiuvannus frater eius…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[28].  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[29].  "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 22 Sep 1139[30].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1144 of "Iwainus de Alst"[31].  A manuscript from Gembloux abbey records the death in 1145 of "Iwanus de Alost"[32]m (before 22 Sep 1139) as her first husband, LAURETTE de Flandre, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his first wife Swanhilde --- (-[1175]).  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records that Count Thierry "ex priori uxore unicam tantum filiam habuit quam Ivanus de Alosto postea sortitus est in conjugium" but does not give her name[33].  The Flandria Generosa names "Laurentiam" as the only daughter of "comitissa etiam Suanildis", specifying that her marriage with "dux de Lemburg" was terminated on grounds of consanguinity, that she subsequently married "Iwanus de Alst", and after the latter's death "Rodulfo comiti Peronensi" and "comiti de Namur", although this switches her first and second husbands[34].  "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand by charter dated 22 Sep 1139[35].  Nun at Voorst after she was widowed.  She married secondly (1150, divorced 1152) Hendrik II Duke of Limburg, thirdly (1152) as his third wife, Raoul I "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, and fourthly (before 1159, divorced 1163) as his first wife, Henri "l’Aveugle" Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg.  Iwan & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIRK van Aalst (1144-20 Apr 1166).  "Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1164[36].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1166 of "Theodericus filius Iwaini de Alost"[37]m as her first husband, LAURETTE de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut et de Namur & his wife Alice de Namur (-9 Jun 1181).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Yolandem, Agnetem, Lauretam" as the daughters of "Alidis comitissa Hanonensis …cum viro Balduino comite", specifying that Laurette married "Theodericus de Alost, Iwani de Gandavo et Laurete filius" and secondly "in Francia Bucardo de Monte Morenciaco…filium Matheum"[38].  She married secondly (early Jan 1173) Bouchard [IV] Seigneur de Montmorency

3.         [--- .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ which records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[39].  "Daniel" in this passage is identified as Daniel van Dendermonde.  The precise relationship between Daniel de Dendermonde and Ivan van Aalst is not known, but if nepos in this passage can be interpreted precisely the mother of the former would have been the sister of the latter.  m --- [van Dendermonde], son of ---.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] (-after 1046).  Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Roberti castellani Brugensis…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[40]

 

2.         BAULDRAN (-murdered 1067 or before).  Galbert of Bruges records that "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis" was murdered by "miles…Erembaldus"[41]Châtelain de Brugesm as her first husband, DEDDA [Duva], daughter of ---.  Galbert of Bruges names "Dedda vel Duva" as wife of "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", adding that she married secondly "miles…Erembaldus" who had murdered her first husband[42].  She married secondly Erembald

 

3.         ROBERT [II] (-after 1077).  Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Roberti castellani Brugensis…" signed the charter dated 1077 under which Robert II Count of Flanders donated property to "ecclesiam…Truncinii"[43].  The date of this charter suggests that the witness was a different person from Robert [I] Châtelain de Bruges who was named in 1046 (see above).  It also appears likely that he was different from Robert [III] whose father was recorded as living in 1089 (see below). 

 

 

[Two possible] siblings, parents not known: 

1.         EREMBALD (-after 1089).  Galbert of Bruges names "Boldranni homo et miles…Erembaldus, de Furnis natus" when recording that he murdered "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", married his widow, and took "vicecomitatum"[44].  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo records that "Eremboldum" as "dapiferum" of "Bruggis quidam pretor…Holdrannus" during the time of Robert I Count of Flanders, adding that he murdered Holdran and married his widow[45]Châtelain de Bruges.  “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[46]m as her second husband, DEDDA [Duva], widow of BAULDRAN, daughter of ---.  Galbert of Bruges names "Dedda vel Duva" as wife of "Boldrannus castellanus…in Brudgis", adding that she married secondly "miles…Erembaldus" who had murdered her first husband[47].  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo records that "Eremboldum" as "dapiferum" of "Bruggis quidam pretor…Holdrannus" during the time of Robert I Count of Flanders, adding that he murdered Holdran and married his widow[48].  Erembald & his wife had five children: 

a)         ROBERT [III] (-after 19 Jan 1109).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[49].  “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[50].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife, adding that Robert succeeded his father as Châtelain de Bruges[51].  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Roberti castellani de Brugis...[52].  "Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[53]m firstly ---.  The name of Robert’s first wife is not known.  m secondly ---.  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertus infans dictus" as son of "Robertus" and his second wife[54].  Robert & his first wife had two children: 

i)          WALTER (-1115).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Walterus et Albertus" as sons of "Robertus" and his first wife[55].  Galbert of Bruges records that "filius eius Walterus" succeeded "Robertus" as Châtelain de Bruges[56].  Robert II Count of Flanders swore allegiance to Henry I King of England by charter dated 17 May 1101, witnessed by “...Walterus castellanus de Brugges...[57].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[58]

ii)         ALBERT .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Walterus et Albertus" as sons of "Robertus" and his first wife[59].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[60].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[61]

Robert & his second wife had one child: 

iii)        ROBERT .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertus infans dictus" as son of "Robertus" and his second wife[62].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[63]

b)         LAMBERT Nappim (-after 1111).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[64].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[65].  "Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[66].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[67]m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  Lambert & his wife had two child: 

i)          LAMBIN Morwater .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Lambinus Morwater et Fromoldus cognomento Borchardus" as sons of "Lamberto Nappim"[68]

ii)         FROMOLD Borchard (-1128).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Lambinus Morwater et Fromoldus cognomento Borchardus" as sons of "Lamberto Nappim"[69].  Galbert of Bruges names "Lambertum Nappin" as father of "Borsiardi"[70].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[71].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records the enmity between "Burchardus, nepos prepositi…filius…Lamberti fratris eius" and "Tagmarum…et nepotem eius Galterum"[72]

c)         DESIDIRIUS Hacket (-after 1 Feb 1117).  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[73].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[74].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife, adding that "Haket" succeeded his nephew Walter as Châtelain de Bruges[75].  "Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[76].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[77]

d)         ULFRIC Cnop .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife[78].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[79].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[80].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Vulfricus frater prepositi…Burchardus et alterius fratris eius Roberti filius Robertus, Guillemus quoque Viroviacensis, et Ingramno Esnensis, et Ysaac prepositi consanguineus" conspired to kill Charles Count of Flanders[81]

e)         BERTULF .  The Passio Karoli Comitis Auctore Anonymo names "Robertum, Lambertum Nappim, Disdir cognomento Hakith, Ulfric et Bertulfum" as children of "Erembaldum" and his wife, adding that Bertulf was "postea Sancti Donatiani prepositum"[82].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositum Bertulfum, Haket, Wulfricum Cnop, Lambertum Nappin…Robertum" as the children of "Erembaldus" and his wife[83].  Galbert of Bruges names "prepositus Bertulfus ille Brugensis et frater eius castellanis in Brugis cum nepotibus suis Bordsiardo, Roberto, Alberto"[84].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ names "prepositus quidam Brugensis, Bertulfus…archicapellanus et cancellarius totius Flandensis curie" prior to his accession as count[85]

f)          [--- .  The identity of the parents of the wife of Robert de Kerseka is not known.  Her father may have been one of the brothers of Bertulf named above.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          daughter .  Galbert of Bruges records that "neptem prepositi" married "miles…comitis", naming him "apud Kerseca Roberto" in a later passage[86].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "quidam miles nobilis…in curia comitis" married "consanguineam…prepositi, que comitis ancilla esse diceretur"[87]m ROBERT de Kerseka, son of ---. 

g)         [--- .  The identity of the parents of Aganitrude is not known.  Her father may have been one of the brothers of Bertulf named above.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          AGANITRUDE .  Her family background and two marriages are confirmed by the Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ which records that, after Charles Count of Flanders was killed, Bertulf took refuge with "Alardi Warnesunensis" who had married "neptem illius Aganitrudem", adding that she was "castri…sancti Audomari quondam castellanam"[88].  This source does not specify the name of her first husband, but as the châtelain de Saint-Omer is named Guillaume in the sources dated between 1113 and 1126, it is likely that this was the Aganitrude’s husband.  m firstly [as his second wife,] GUILLAUME [I] Châtelain de Saint-Omer, son of --- (-before 1128).  m secondly (1128) ALARD de Warneton, son of ---. 

2.         [--- .  The precise parentage of Isaac is not known, although the source quoted below shows that he was related to Bertulf.  It is assumed that the relationship was more remote than uncle/nephew as the sources quoted in this document specify this relationship when it existed.  An exception is one passage in Galbert of Bruges which refers to the wife of Guy van Steenvoorde as "neptem prepositi" (see below), although "neptem" could interpreted as referring to a more remote family relationship than niece.  m ---.]  Three children: 

a)         ISAAC (-after 1128)Chambellan de Flandre: "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[89].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Vulfricus frater prepositi…Burchardus et alterius fratris eius Roberti filius Robertus, Guillemus quoque Viroviacensis, et Ingramno Esnensis, et Ysaac prepositi consanguineus" conspired to kill Charles Count of Flanders[90].  Galbert of Bruges names "Isaac et Borsiardus et Willelmus ex Wervi, Ingrannus" as the principle conspirators[91].  In a later passage, Galbert of Bruges names "miser Borsiardus et Isaac, servus et camerarius simul et homo comitis Karoli" as the murderers[92].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[93]

b)         DESIDERIUS (-17 Dec 1127).  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" signed the charter dated to [1111/15] under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey by "Isaac filii Adam", for the soul of "Adam patris Isaac de Formosela"[94].  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…frater eius Desiderius" fled after Charles Count of Flanders was killed[95].  Galbert of Bruges records the death "XVI Kal Jan" of "Desiderius frater Isaac"[96]

c)         daughter .  The Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ records that "Ysaac…sororis sue" married "Guido de Stenfordo"[97].  Galbert of Bruges names "Steenvordam, villam Widonis generi sui" (referring to "Isaac)", but in a later passage records that "Wido" had married "neptem prepositi…sororem Isaac"[98]m GUY van Steenvoorde, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         GERVAIS de Praet (-after 1146)Chambellan de Flandre: Galbert of Bruges records that, after the murder of Charles Count of Flanders in Mar 1127, "Gervasius camerarius comitis" fled to "versus Flandrenses cognatos suos", in a later passage specifying that “Gervasius” was “familiaris...et fidelis domino suo...Karolo” who had installed him as “camerarius[99].  These extracts suggest that Count Charles appointed Gervais as Chambellan to replace Isaac, after the latter’s implication in the conspiracy became apparent.  Gervais supported Thierry Count of Flanders as shown by the following charter, but he is no longer recorded as Chambellan, a post from which he was presumably removed after he was installed as Châtelain de Bruges.  Châtelain de Bruges.  "Gervasio Brugensi castellano…" signed the charter dated 11 Aug 1128 under which "Theodericus…Flandrensium comes" donated property to Voormezeele abbey[100].  “...Geruasii de Praet...” witnessed the charter dated 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders entrusted "Eustachius de Peteghem...et fratris sui Gosuini de Nova-Ecclesia" to Tronchiennes abbey[101].  "Lambertus Nappin, Haket frater eius, Wlfricus Cnoop, Walterus castellanus Brugensis…Isaac camerarius, Desiderius frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Furnes abbey[102]

 

2.         BAUDOUIN de Praet (-after 1202).  "...Balduini de Prat…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders settled a dispute concerning “decimam in Renenges[103]

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de BRUGES (NESLE)

 

 

RAOUL [II] de Nesle, son of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Nesle & his wife Rainurde --- (-[1153/60]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1161] issued by [his brother] "Ivonem comitem Suessionis" relating to Epagny, with the consent of "domini Cononis nepotis et coheredis Ivonis comitis"[104], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[105]Châtelain de Bruges.  "…Radulfi de Brugis…" witnessed the charter dated to [1131] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated the church of Aubigny to the abbey of "Montesancti Eligii" near Artois[106].  "Radulphus Brugensis castellanus" donated property to Eeckhout abbey by charter dated 1146[107].  "…Radulfi Brugensis castellani…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the town of Saint-Omer[108]

1.         CONON de Nesle (-1180 before 20 Apr, bur “Papinglo”).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[109]Châtelain de Bruges 1161.  “...Enonis Brugensis castellani...” witnessed the charter dated 1169 under which Philippe Count of Flanders founded canons at Artois Saint-Pierre[110].  "Cono dominus Petrefontis et Agata uxor mea" confirmed the donation of "vicariam…Corborosa" made to Notre-Dame de Paris by "Sevinus de Rupeforti" by charter dated 1171, witnessed by "Theobaldi de Crespi…"[111].  "Nepos meus Cono heres meus et dominus Petrifontis" is named in the charter dated to [1173] under which "Ivo comes Suessionensis et dominus Nigellensis…uxor mea Hyolens" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[112].  "Cono comes Suessionensis et domini Nigellensis" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp for the soul of "patrui mei comitis Yvonis" by charter dated 1176[113].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Cono nepos eius Brugensis castellanus" succeeded on the death in 1178 of "Ivo…Suessonensis comes et Nigelle dominus"[114].  Comte de Soissons 1178.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the death in 1179 of "Cono comes Suessionensis" and the succession of his brothers Jean and Raoul (the latter in Soissons)[115]m (before 1164) AGATHE de Pierrefonds, daughter of DREUX Seigneur de Pierrefonds & his wife Beatrix --- (-after 1189).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Agathe" as wife of "Cono nepos eius [=Ivonis…Suessonensis comitis] Brugensis castellanus", specifying that her husband obtained "castrum Petrepontis" through her[116].  "Cono dominus Petrefontis et Agata uxor mea" confirmed the donation of "vicariam…Corborosa" made to Notre-Dame de Paris by "Sevinus de Rupeforti" by charter dated 1171, witnessed by "Theobaldi de Crespi…"[117].  "Agathe comitisse…" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[118].  Philippe II King of France confirmed the donation made to Notre-Dame de Longpont by "Beatrix de Petrafontis", confirmed after her death by "Agatha de Petrafontis ipsius filia", by charter dated 1183[119].  "Agatha domina Petrefontis" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Valsery made by "Johannes Turcus" by charter dated 1189[120].  His place of burial is confirmed by the 4 May 1189 charter of his brother Jean, quoted below. 

2.         JEAN de Nesle (-14 Jul [1197/1200]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[121].  "…Johannes et Radulfi fratrum meorum" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[122]Châtelain de Bruges 1180.  Gertrudis Brugensis castellan et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated property to Bruges, at the request of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Radulfi”, with the consent of [her daughter-in-law] “Elisabeth...Brugensis castellana”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185[123].  Another version of the same document: Everard Bishop of Tournai confirmed that “Gertrudis Brugensis castellana et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated “decimam...de Lophem...” to Bruges Sainte-Marie, in memory of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Rodulphi castellani...et filii sui comitis Cononis”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185, witnessed by “…Desiderii scouthete de Maldenghien…[124].  “...Joannis castellani Brugensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[125].  “Johannes...Brugensis castellanus” donated property to “ecclesiæ de Papinglo, ubi frater meus Cono comes Suessionum et Brugensis castellanus...requiesquit”, for the souls of “prædicti fratris mei et...filii mei Ivonis”, with the consent of “matris meæ Gertrudis”, by charter dated 4 May 1189, witnessed by “…Desiderii scotheti de Maldenghem…[126].  Seigneur de Nesle, de Falvy et de Hérelle.  m ELISABETH van Peteghem, daughter of JAN [I] van Peteghem & his wife ---.  “Gertrudis Brugensis castellan et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated property to Bruges, at the request of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Radulfi”, with the consent of [her daughter-in-law] “Elisabeth...Brugensis castellana”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185[127].  "Elizabet mater domini de Nigella" renounced rights over revenue from Lambersart in favour of Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filius…meus Radulphus", by charter dated 1204[128].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Jean & his wife had [five] children:

a)         JEAN de Nesle (-22 Dec 1239).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohannes [filius Radulfo castellano] pater Iohannes de Nigella"[129]Châtelain de Bruges.  “...Joannis de Neelle castell. Brugensis...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[130].  The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...[131].  He sold the castellanie of Bruges to Jeanne Ctss of Flanders in 1234[132]m (before 1200) EUSTACHE de Saint-Pol, daughter of HUGUES [IV] "Candavène" Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Yolande de Hainaut (-before 1241).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabellam uxorem comitis Galtheri de Castellione, qui per uxorem factus est comes de Sancto Paulo, et Eustaciam uxorem Iohannis de Nigella" as children of "comiti Hugoni de Sancto Paulo" & his wife[133].  "Hugo comes S. Pauli et Jole uxor mea" donated property to the church of Thérouanne with the consent of "generorum meorum Galteri de Castellione et Johannis domini de Nigella et filiarum mearum Elilzabeth et Eustathiæ" by charter dated Jan 1201[134]

b)         IVES de Nesle (-before 4 May 1189).  “Johannes...Brugensis castellanus” donated property to “ecclesiæ de Papinglo, ubi frater meus Cono comes Suessionum et Brugensis castellanus...requiesquit”, for the souls of “prædicti fratris mei et...filii mei Ivonis”, with the consent of “matris meæ Gertrudis”, by charter dated 4 May 1189[135]

c)         RAOUL de Nesle (-before Feb 1226).  "Elizabet mater domini de Nigella" renounced rights over revenue from Lambersart in favour of Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filius…meus Radulphus", by charter dated 1204[136].  The Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II record “Johans sires de Neele” holding “Neele et les apartenances...” and name among his “home...Raous mis frères...[137].  Seigneur de Falvy. 

-        SEIGNEURS de FALVY

d)         GERTRUDE de Nesle (-after Jun 1239).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Gertrudis uxor domini Renaldi de Melloto” donated revenue to Froidmont to maintain a lamp at night before the tomb of her husband by charter dated 1201[138].  “Gertrudis domina Alliaci...Joannes filius meus” confirmed donations “apud Beeleuses” made to Beaupré by “Radulfus de Claromonte quondam maritus meus...in decima quam emit Matildis de Aliaco mater predicti Radulfi” by charter dated 1225[139].  “Simon de Claromonte miles dominus de Alliaco...Gertrudis domina de Alliaco et Bullis mater eiusdem” sold land “de la Houssière” to Froidmont by charter dated Mar 1237[140]m firstly RAINAUD de Mello, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Mello & his wife Ermentrude --- (-1201, bur Froidmont).  m secondly (1203) RAOUL de Clermont Seigneur d'Ailly, son of SIMON de Clermont Seigneur d’Ailly-sur-Noye & his wife Mathilde de Breteuil (-30 Mar 1225). 

e)         [ADA (-[Dec 1252/Dec 1254])The second wife of Enguerrand [II] Seigneur de Boves is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the daughter of Jean de Nesle Châtelain de Bruges[141].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Du Chesne provides no indication of her parentage[142].  "Ingelrannus dominus Bovæ" accepted the arbitrage of a dispute involving the priory of Saint-Leu d’Esserent concerning revenue from Ailly, with the consent of "uxor mea Ada et Robertus et Thomas et Hugo fratres mei", by charter dated May 1202[143]m as his second wife, ENGUERRAND [II] de Coucy Seigneur de Boves, son of ROBERT de Coucy Seigneur de Boves & his wife Beatrix de Saint-Pol --- (-[1222/24]).] 

3.         RAOUL de Nesle (-4 Jan 1235).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Cono, Iohannes…et iste qui adhuc vivit comes Radulfus Suessionensis" as sons of "Radulfo castellano [de Bruges]"[144].  "…Johannes et Radulfi fratrum meorum" subscribed the charter dated 1178 under which "Cono…comes Suessionensis dominus Petrofontis et Nigelle" donated property to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp[145]Comte de Soissons 1180. 

-        COMTES de SOISSONS

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    CHÂTELAINS de COURTRAI (KORTRIJK)

 

 

Courtrai, now more commonly known by its Flemish name Kortrijk, is located about 20 kilometres north-east of Lille, across the French border in the present-day Belgian province of West Flanders. 

 

 

1.         ROGER [I] (-after 6 May 1187).  "…Rogerio Cortacensi…" signed the charter dated 1150 which records an agreement between Thierry Count of Flanders and "Milo…Morinensis episcopus" regarding the jurisdiction of the church[146]Châtelain de Courtrai.  Châtelain de Gand.  "…Rogerus castellanus Gandensis" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted the church of Saint-Martin, Hesdin to "Milonem…Morinorum episcopum"[147]...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[148]Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[149]m firstly SARA, daughter of --- Châtelain de Lille & his wife --- (-4 Oct ----).  A Cronice Flandrensium, dated to the end-12th century, names “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis...cui frater erat Robertus...clericus et archdiaconus Tornacensis et præpositus Insulensis tercius” who “plures habuerunt sorores” of whom “primam duxit uxorem castellanus Curtracensis Saram nomine” by whom he had “liberos Rogerum castellanum...et Desiderium, quartum Insulensem præpositum, qui vixit prope XXIX annis, postea promotus est in episcopatum Morinensem, cui successit tercius frater eius Robertus...quintus præpositus Insulensis, qui vixit prope quindecim annos[150].  Duchesne says that she was “Sarre de Lille fille de Roger le Jeune chastellain de Lille[151].  He cites no primary source on which he bases this information, which is contradicted by the source quoted above.  The necrology of Lille Saint-Pierre records the death “IV Non Oct” of “Sarræ castellanæ[152]m secondly as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Guines, widow of EUSTACHE [III] de Fiennes, daughter of ARNAUD Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer (-1222).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Eustacium", son of "Eustacius…senex de Fielnis", married "Ghisnensis comitis Arnoldi filiam Margaretam"[153].  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 Marguerite married firstly "Eustacio de Fielnis" and secondly "Rogero Curtracensi castellano"[154].  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[155].  "Margareta quondam castellana Curtracensis" donated revenue to Gant Saint-Pierre by undated charter[156].  A charter dated to [1201/09] records the donation by "nobilis matrona Margareta…castellana Curtracensis" to Gant Saint-Pierre for the anniversary of "domini Eustachii primi mariti eiusdem matrone"[157].  "Margareta castellana Curtracensis" donated "decimam…apud Artevelde" to the abbey of Gent St Bavo by charter dated 1215[158].  Roger [I] & his first wife had eight children: 

a)         GAUTHIER (-after 1163).  ...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[159]

b)         SIGER (-after 1163).  “...Rogeri castellani de Corturiaco, filiorum eius Gautherii, Sycheri...” witnessed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders approved the exchange between Tournai Saint-Martin and “Johannes de Velven et Walterius Tirans...[160]

c)         ROGER [II] (-after Apr 1201).  A Cronice Flandrensium, dated to the end-12th century, names “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis...” who “plures habuerunt sorores” of whom “primam duxit uxorem castellanus Curtracensis Saram nomine” by whom he had “liberos Rogerum castellanum...et Desiderium, quartum Insulensem præpositum, qui vixit prope XXIX annis, postea promotus est in episcopatum Morinensem, cui successit tercius frater eius Robertus...quintus præpositus Insulensis, qui vixit prope quindecim annos[161].  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[162].  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, which also records the donation made by "Beatrix domina de Nivella" for the soul of "mariti sui Rogeri Curtracensis junioris", signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[163].  "…Rotgeri de Cortriaco…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[164]m BEATRIX van Nevele, daughter of --- (-after 1198).  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, which also records the donation made by "Beatrix domina de Nivella" for the soul of "mariti sui Rogeri Curtracensis junioris"[165].  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          ELISABETH [Isabelle] (-before Mar 1246).  Heiress of Nevele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married secondly "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[166].  A charter dated Mar 1246 records an arbitration, naming “dame Ysabiaus ki mere fu mon segneur Mikiel de Niviele mon segneur Evrart Radour et mon segneur Rogier devant dit drois oirs[167]m (after 1218) as his second wife, EVERARD Radoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildrade de Wavrin (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226). 

d)         ARNAUD .  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[168]

e)         GILBERT .  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia de Severne" to the church of Saint-Martin, Popinglo made by "Rogerus castellanus et uxor eius Margareta" by charter dated 6 May 1187, signed by "Rogeri, Arnoldi, Giselberti filiorum ipsius Rogeri castellani, Joannis Insularis castellani…Sigeri de Gant…"[169]

f)          DESIDERIUS (-2 Sep 1194).  Provost of Lille.  A Cronice Flandrensium, dated to the end-12th century, names “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis...” who “plures habuerunt sorores” of whom “primam duxit uxorem castellanus Curtracensis Saram nomine” by whom he had “liberos Rogerum castellanum...et Desiderium, quartum Insulensem præpositum, qui vixit prope XXIX annis, postea promotus est in episcopatum Morinensem, cui successit tercius frater eius Robertus...quintus præpositus Insulensis, qui vixit prope quindecim annos[170]Bishop of Morins [Thérouanne] 1168.  The Chronica Andrensis records the death in 1169 of "Milo secundus Morinorum episcopus" and the succession of “Desiderius Tornacensis archidiaconus[171].  The Chronica Andrensis records in 1191 "domino Desiderio Morinensi episcopo in decrepita etate a cora pastorali absoluto” and the succession of “Lambertus de Brugis cancellarius Remensis[172]

g)         ROBERT (-24 Mar ----).  Provost of Lille.  A Cronice Flandrensium, dated to the end-12th century, names “Rogerus castellanus Insulensis...” who “plures habuerunt sorores” of whom “primam duxit uxorem castellanus Curtracensis Saram nomine” by whom he had “liberos Rogerum castellanum...et Desiderium, quartum Insulensem præpositum, qui vixit prope XXIX annis, postea promotus est in episcopatum Morinensem, cui successit tercius frater eius Robertus...quintus præpositus Insulensis, qui vixit prope quindecim annos[173].  The necrology of Lille Saint-Pierre records the death “IX Kal Apr” of “Roberti Tornacensis archidyaconi, quinti hujus ecclesie præpositi[174]

h)         PETRONILLE de Courtrai (-after 1214).  “Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[175].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[176]m SIGER [II] Châtelain de Gand, son of STEPPO van Viggezele & his wife Alice van Gent (-1202 or after). 

 

 

1.         SIGER de Courtrai (-after Jan 1243).  "Sigerus de Cortraco miles et Adelisa uxor mea filia quondam domini Bernardi de Weneberchies militis" sold dîmes from property at Assenede held from "domino Hugone castellano Gandensi" to the nuns at Biloka by charter dated Jan 1243[177]m ADELISE, daughter of BERNARD Seigneur de Weneberchies & his wife --- (-after Jan 1243).  "Sigerus de Cortraco miles et Adelisa uxor mea filia quondam domini Bernardi de Weneberchies militis" sold dîmes from property at Assenede held from "domino Hugone castellano Gandensi" to the nuns at Biloka by charter dated Jan 1243[178]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    HEREN van DENDERMONDE

 

 

 

1.         --- [van Dendermonde] m [--- van Aalst, daughter of BOUDEWIJN van Gent & his wife Mathilde ---].  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ which records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[179].  "Daniel" in this passage is identified as Daniel van Dendermonde.  The precise relationship between Daniel de Dendermonde and Ivan van Aalst is not known, but if nepos in this passage can be interpreted precisely the mother of the former would have been the sister of the latter.  One child: 

a)         DANIEL van Dendermonde (-after 1133).  "…Hosto castellanus et Guillelmus frater eius, Robertus de Bethuna et Guilelmus filius eius, Anselmus de Hesdinio…Rogerus castellanus Insulensis et Robertus filius eius, Razo de Gavera, Daniel de Tenremont…Henricus de Brocborc, Eustachius advocatus et Arnulphus filius Rius castellanus Gandavensis…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[180].  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ records that "Iwanus et Daniel nepos eius" captured Gent and Bruges in 1128 in support of the succession of Thierry d'Alsace as Count of Flanders but were expelled from Flanders[181].  “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[182]"Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[183]

 

2.         [EVERDEUS] [van Dendermonde (-after 1145).  Avoué of Gand Saint-Pierre: Thierry Count of Flanders settled a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bavon (Gand Saint-Pierre) and “advocato...Everdeio et Galtero de Thenremund” by charter dated 1145[184]

 

3.         WALTER [I] van Dendermonde (-after 1153).  "…Waltherus de Teneremundis…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[185].  Avoué of Gand Saint-Pierre: Thierry Count of Flanders settled a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bavon (Gand Saint-Pierre) and “advocato...Everdeio et Galtero de Thenremund” by charter dated 1145[186].  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[187].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[188]

4.         BOUDEWIJN van Dendermonde (-after 1153).  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[189].  "…Walterus de Teneremundo, Balduinus frater eius…" subscribed the charter for Affleghem abbey of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1153[190]

5.         DANIEL van Dendermonde (-after 1151).  "Walterus advocatus de Tenremonde, Balduinus et Daniel fratres eius" are named in a charter of Afflighem abbey dated 1151[191]

 

6.         WALTER [II] van Dendermonde (-18 Feb ----).  Heer van DendermondeThe necrology of Braine Saint-Yved records the death “XII Kal Mar” of “domini Valteri de Teneramunda” and his burial, and adds that “Willermus advocatus de Bethune” converted his donation into revenue “apud Warneston[192]m ADELISA, daughter of --- (-25 Feb after [1180]).  “Adelisa uxor domini Walteri de Tenremonda” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre "in terra de Tenremonde" by charter dated to [1180], witnessed by "Bertoldi filii mei…Danielis filii Walteri de Tenremonde, Theoderici de Tenremonde, Machtildis Advocatæ"[193].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “V Kal Mar” of “Aelidis Teneremundæ domina[194].  Walter [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATHILDE van Dendermonde (-18 Apr, 1225 or before).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "l’avoueresse Mehaut…feme fu à l’avoué Guillaume et mere Robiert de Biethune" when recording her husband’s death[195].  “Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[196].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[197].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “XIV Kal Mai” of “Matildis advocatissa domina Teneramundæ[198]m GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune, son of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- (-[13/14] Apr 1214). 

b)         MARGARETA van Dendermonde (-after 1232).  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[199].  “Robertus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde” donated the part of the dimes from Molenbeke belonging to "domina et amita mea Margareta de Tenremonde" to the church of Dendermonde by charter dated Feb 1226[200].  "Robertus Atrebatensis advocatus, Bethunie et Teneramundæ dominus" confirmed the donation of property "in parochia de Aspels…et in parochia de Opwick" made to Swybeecke abbey by "Margareta domicella de Teneramunda matertera mea" by charter dated 1232[201]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    CHÂTELAINS de DIXMUDE [DIKSMUIDE] (HEREN van BEVEREN)

 

 

The present day city of Diksmuide is located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, near the French border.  In medieval times, the châtellenie de Dixmude was a fief of the counts of Flanders with jurisdiction limited to the town itself[202].  In the early 12th century, the Beveren family, from the land of Waes, did not hold the châtellenie of Dixmude, a position which is confirmed by the 1128 charter quoted below witnessed by ...Theodericus de Wasia et Jordanus, filius eius, camerarius...Theodericus castellanus Dixmudensis...”.  “Theodericus de Wasia...camerarius” can be identified as the Chambellan de Flandre who was named in other sources dated between 1133 and 1142, whereas “Theodericus castellanus Dixmudensis” was named in sources dated in 1127 and 1129, as shown below.  The matter is further confused because from the mid-12th century, Jordan van Beveren, son of Chambellan Dirk, was recorded as châtelain de Dixmude.  How he acquired Dixmude has not been ascertained. 

 

 

1.         ROGER van Beveren (-after May 1047).  …Rogerii de Bevera…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[203]

 

2.         DIRK van Waes/van Beveren (-after 1142).  “...Theoderici de Dicasmutha...Theoderici de Was...” witnessed the charter dated [24 Sep/24 Dec] 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between Afflighem and Bruges[204]Chambellan de Flandre: “...Theodericus de Wasia et Jordanus, filius eius, camerarius...Theodericus castellanus Dixmudensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1128 under which Thierry Count of Flanders declared that “Theodericus de Cirvia” had donated “allodium…apud Bossut” to Eename[205]"Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[206].  “...Theodericus camerarius...” witnessed the charter dated 15 Nov 1137 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Bourbourg[207].  “...Domni Ywani, Radulphi castellani Brugensis, Theodorici camerarii, Harnaldi camerarii” witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a donation to Tronchiennes abbey[208].  This charter shows two office-holders, the order of names suggesting that Thierry was considered senior to Arnoul.  “...Theodericus camerarius, Arnaldus camerarius” witnessed the undated charter under which “Sibilla...Flandrie comitissa” exchanged land of Dunes abbey with “Gisleberti filii Bernardi[209].  “...Theodorici camerarii, Eustacii de Graminia...” witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which “Guillibertus filius Balduini Gandavensis per manum Theoderici...Flandriæ comitis” donated property to Furnes Saint-Nicolas[210]m ---.  The name of Dirk’s wife is not known.  Dirk & his wife had one child: 

a)         JORDAN van Beveren (-after 1165)...Theodericus de Wasia et Jordanus, filius eius, camerarius...Theodericus castellanus Dixmudensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1128 under which Thierry Count of Flanders declared that “Theodericus de Cirvia” had donated “allodium…apud Bossut” to Eename[211]Chambellan de Flandre: Jordan was named as such in a charter dated to [1146/47][212]Châtelain de Dixmude: Jordan was named as such in a charter dated 7 Apr 1157[213]…Jordan de Beveren…” subscribed the charter dated 1165 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted protection to the abbey of Saint-Nicholas des Prez near Tournai[214]m [BADALOGA, daughter of --- (-after 1165).  Pope Alexander III confirmed the possessions of Dunes, including “terram in Westfory” donated by “castellana Badaloga de Dicasmuda”, by bull dated 1165[215].  A source which names Badaloga’s husband has not been identified, but the chronology suggests that he may have been Jordan.] 

 

3.         WALTER van Beveren (-after 1163).  “…Gautier de Beverne…” subscribed the charter dated 1160 under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted privileges to certain individuals[216].  “…Watier de Beverne…” subscribed the charter dated 1163 under which Philippe Count of Flanders granted laws to the inhabitants of Nieuport[217]

 

 

1.         --- van Beverenm as her [first/second] husband, ---, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Gilles de Trith {Trith St Léger, Nord}.  Her two marriages are indicated by the late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis which records that “Eustachius” [Eustache [IV] Seigneur de Rœulx, see the document HAINAUT], son of “Eustachius dictus Kanivet” and his wife “filiam Balduini de Mortania castellani Tornacensis”, married “filiam domini Ægidii de Tryt, sororem domini Theodorici de Bevre ex parte matris[218].  One child: 

a)         DIRK van Beveren .  The chronology of the Beveren family is not precise enough to be able to identify with certainty the relevant “Dirk van Beveren” who was the uterine brother of Marie de Trith, wife of Eustache [IV] Seigneur de Rœulx. 

 

 

1.         DIRK [I] (-after 1129).  Châtelain de Dixmude: “...Theoderici de Dicasmutha...Theoderici de Was...” witnessed the charter dated [24 Sep/24 Dec] 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders confirmed an exchange of property between Afflighem and Bruges[219].  Galbert of Bruges records that "Theodericus castellanus Dikasmutis oppidi" was among those who hastened to the siege at Bruges on 11 Mar 1127 after the murder of Charles Count of Flanders and played an active part on seeking revenge on his assassins[220].  Galbert of Bruges records that "Theodericus castellanus" was among the supporters of Guillaume Count of Flanders on 11 Mar 1128[221].  “...Theodericus de Wasia et Jordanus filius eius, camerarius...Theodericus castellanus Dixmudensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1128 under which Thierry Count of Flanders declared that “Theodericus de Cirvia” had donated “allodium…apud Bossut” to Eename[222].   “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[223]

 

 

1.         GILBERT (-after 22 Mar 1183).  Châtelain de Dixmude...Gilbertus Castellanus de Dixmuda...” witnessed the charter dated 22 Mar 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders exempted Dunes from certain taxes[224].  No indication has been found to indicate whether Gilbert belonged to the Beveren family. 

 

 

[Six] brothers, parents not identified.  Warlop names Dirk [II], Richard and Boudewijn as sons of Jordan van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude (see above)[225].  From a chronological point of view, this seems unlikely to be correct considering that Jordan was named in 1128 while Richard was named in documents dated 15 May 1222 and 17 Jan 1231 as shown below.  Maybe they were grandchildren of Jordan.  A relationship with Châtelain Gilbert, named above, seems unlikely as the name Gilbert is not found among their known descendants. 

 

1.         DIRK [II] van Beveren (-after Apr 1203)Didiricus de Beverne...” witnessed the charter dated 1180 under which “Walterus Bertholdus cum Gerardo avunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donated property to Grimbergen[226]…Thierri de Beveren, Bauduin son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Notre-Dame de Coffard[227]Châtelain de Dixmude: ...Theoderici castellani de Dickxmude...” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[228]Lambert Bishop of Morinie acknowledged the agreement between "Th. dominum de Bevere castellanum de Dixmuda" and the abbess of Bourbourg concerning “decima...terre adjacentis utraque parte Ysare, juxta Dixmudam” by charter dated 1194[229].  "…Theoderici de Bevren…" signed a charter dated 1197 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders acknowledged the decision that “Sybilia cognata mea, Petri quondam Nivernensis filia comitis” had no rights in “decimam de Lecca[230].  "…Terricus de Beverne…" signed a charter dated 18 Aug 1199 which records the alliance between John King of England and Baudouin IX Count of Flanders[231].  “Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[232].  "…Theoderici de Bevren…" signed a charter dated [26] Mar 1202 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders renounced his privilege of not paying for wine on entering Courtrai[233].  "Theoderici castellani de Dixmuda…" signed a charter dated [6/30] Apr 1203 under which Marie Ctss of Flanders attested that “Arnulfus decanus...in Brugis” had acknowledged a donation to Bruges Saint-André[234]m [firstly] ADA de Coucy, daughter of RAOUL [I] Seigneur de Coucy & his first wife Agnes de Hainaut (-after 1199).  "Radulphus de Marla" confirmed the donation to Thenailles abbey made by "patris mei Ingelranni" by charter dated 1166, witnessed by "Agnes uxor mea, Ada filia mea…"[235].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Iolandem…Agnetis…tercia…Ada" as the three daughters of "Radulphus de Cocy" & his wife, specifying that Ada married "in Flandria Theoderico de Beverna…castellano de Dicamuda"[236].  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.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes.  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.  La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles.  La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[237]Theodoricus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et...uxor mea Ada” donated property to “ecclesia Viconiensi” by charter dated 1199[238].  [m secondly ([1199/May 1202]) ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after May 1202).  “Thierry seigneur de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle sa femme” exempted Ravensberg abbey from duties by charter dated May 1202[239].  No other reference has been found to Dirk [II] with a wife named Isabelle.  The document is too early to apply to Dirk [III], whose wife was named Isabelle as noted below.  It is not known whether “Isabelle” in this charter represents an error for “Ada” or whether Dirk [II] actually had a second wife.]  Dirk [II] & his [first/second] wife had [ten] children: 

a)         DIRK [III] van Beveren (-[1235/Jan 1239]).  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.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes.  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.  La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles.  La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[240]Châtelain de Dixmude: “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda” granted exemption from “exactione thelonii” to Cambron abbey by charter dated 17 Feb 1215[241].  A charter dated May 1216 ordered “Theodericus de Beverne” to restore serfs to Saint-Bertin[242].  “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222, witnessed by “...dominus Riquardus patruus predicti Theoderici castellani, Albertus, Willelmus et Balduinus milites fratres sui[243].  “Thierri Sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” named arbitrators to settle a dispute with “la comtesse de Flandre et de Hainaut” concerning “la pêcherie en la ville de Dixmude” by charter dated 1224[244].  “Theodorico domino de Beveren et castellano de Dixmude et Isabella de Dixmude uxore sua” made a donation by charter dated 1225[245].  “Willelmus miles filius domini Theoderici senioris de Beverna et Castellani de Dixmuda” donated property near “villam de Axla”, and granted tax exemptions, to Dunes, with the consent of “dominus Theodericus de Beverna et Castellanus de Dixmuda frater meus”, by charter dated Aug 1229[246].  He is named “Lord of Wallers” in a charter dated [1231/32][247].  The Chronicle of Pierre d’Oudegherst records “...Messire Thierry de Beuere Chastelain de Dixmude...” among those sent by Jeanne Ctss of Flanders to rescue “Messire Henry Lantgrave de Thuringe aisné fils de Henry Duc de Brabant” who was fighting heretics “en l’Evesché de Bremen, lesquels on appelloit Stadenghen”, dated to 1233[248].  The accuracy of this passage is unknown, considering that Henri II Duke of Brabant (son of Duke Henri I) made his Thuringian marriage only in 1241.  “...Thierri de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude et bailli de toute la Flandre...” subscribed the charter dated 1235 under which Jeanne Ctss of Flanders renewed the mandate of representatives at Lille[249].  He was deceased at the time of his wife’s Jan 1238 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  m (before 15 May 1222) ISABELLE de Wallers, daughter of ---.  Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222[250].  She is named “Elizabeth of Wallers” in a charter dated Jun 1224[251]Theodorico domino de Beveren et castellano de Dixmude et Isabella de Dixmude uxore sua” made a donation by charter dated 1225[252]Hugo castellanus Gandensis” renounced rights in “decimam...de Adendike” which “dominus Willelmus de Beverne miles”, held from “Th. de Beverne nepote meo”, had sold to Gent St. Bavo, by charter dated Jan 1238[253], while “Ysabel castellana de Dickemue domina de Beverna”, noting that “Willelmus de Bevere miles dominus de Sommaing, esset cruce signatus” had sold “decimam jacentem in Adendike” to Gent St. Bavo, agreed to obtain the consent of “Th. filio meo nepote suo” when he reached the age of majority, by charter dated Jan 1238 (presumably O.S.)[254]Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[255].  Dirk [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          DIRK [IV] van Beveren ([1223/24?]-after 1 Apr 1274).  “Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[256]

-         see below

ii)         DIRK van Beveren (-after 1241).  “Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[257]

b)         BOUDEWIJN van Beveren (-after [1264]).  Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222[258].  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][259].  Boudewijn was named in a charter dated [1264], which also names his daughter Agnes[260]m ---.  The name of Boudewijn’s wife is not known.  Boudewijn & his wife had two children: 

i)          AGNES .  Boudewijn was named in a charter dated [1264], which also names his daughter Agnes[261].  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her inheritance of Beaulieu, and her marriage[262].  The information about Agnes, her son and two granddaughters is based on the Marquis de Trazegnies’s cogent analysis of the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations made by Gerard [II] Heer van Zwevegem and Felix Heer van Steenhuize (descended from Agnes’s two granddaughters) attesting their family relationships with Hugues de Quartes, who was the great-great-grandson of Agnes’s sister Ermentrude[263]m JAN van Avelghem, son of ---.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEAN de Beaulieu .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his parentage[264]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had [two children]: 

(1)       [MARGUERITE de Beaulieu (-[after 1340?])The Marquis de Trazegnies says that Marguerite was “vraisemblablement” Jean’s daughter and records her marriage, noting in a later passage that she was named with her husband in 1314[265].  His suggestion is based partly on his analysis of the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations (cited below) made by Felix Heer van Steenhuize and Gerard [II] Heer van Zwevegem attesting their family relationships with Hugues de Quartes, who was a remote relative of the Beaulieu family[266].  Her date of death is suggested on the assumption that she was the mother of her husband’s son Oste [III], which is consistent with the interpretation of the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations.  m (before 1314) OSTE [II] Heer van Steenhuize en Avelghem, son of OSTE [I] Heer van Steenhuize & his wife Heila van Avelghem ([1273/74?]-after 31 Mar 1337, maybe after 1340).] 

(2)       [--- de Beaulieu .  Her parentage is confirmed by the Marquis de Trazegnies’s cogent analysis of the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations made by her son Gerard [II] Heer van Zwevegem and his cousin Felix Heer van Steenhuize (see above) attesting their family relationships with Hugues de Quartes[267].  If Gerard [I] was born in [1310/20] (follow the hyperlink for the discussion), a potential chronological problem arises with this marriage.  According to the 1392 declarations, Gerard’s wife was the sister of Marguerite de Beaulieu, who was named in 1314 with her husband Oste [II] Heer van Steenhuize as shown above.  If Gerard married her sister, she would have been considerably younger than Marguerite.  m GERARD [I] van Steenhuize Heer van Zwevegem, son of --- ([1310/20?]-[1366/Apr 1367] or [after Apr 1367]?).] 

ii)         ERMENTRUDE .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and marriage in his cogent analysis of the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations made by Gerard [II] Heer van Zwevegem and Felix Heer van Steenhuize (see the Steenhuize section in the present document) attesting their family relationships with Hugues de Quartes, the first two being descended from the two daughters of Jean de Beaulieu (Ermentrude’s nephew, see above) and the third being Ermentrude’s great-great-grandson[268].  The later generations are clarified by the 25 Jan 1392 declaration under which “Jehans de Callonne dis Blanckars sires dou Mont et de Ferrant chevalier” attested that “Hue de Quartes fils de noble homme feu Willaume de Quartes est de mon sang...et si prochains que li dis feu Willaumes de Quartes fu cousins germains demy point mains à moy de droicte lingne de par le père du dit Willeme...et de par me demisielle du Prêt ma mère qui furent tout d’un costé yssus et estrais de noble sang...du costé et lingne des seigneurs de Trazegnies” and also that “li dis feux Willaumes...fu cousins en tierch ou plus priès à monseigneur mon père de par le demoiselle mère du dit feu Willaume...du costé et lingne des signeurs de Biaulieu[269]m ODON de Pottes, son of ---. 

c)         RALF van Beveren (-after Aug 1222).  Canon at Beauvais.  Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222[270].  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][271]

d)         WILLEM van Beveren (-before 3 Jul 1252).  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.  Li ainsnes des fius...Thierris...sires de Bevres et chastelains de Dykemue apries son pere.  Li autres...Guillaumes[272]Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222[273].  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][274].  “Willelmus miles filius domini Theoderici senioris de Beverna et Castellani de Dixmuda” donated property near “villam de Axla”, and granted tax exemptions, to Dunes, with the consent of “dominus Theodericus de Beverna et Castellanus de Dixmuda frater meus”, by charter dated Aug 1229[275].  Seigneur de Sommaing: “Willelmus de Beverna dominus de Sommain et Eva uxor mea” donated property to Dunes (as in the Aug 1229 charter quoted above) by charter dated 16 Jan 1237[276].  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis” renounced rights in “decimam...de Adendike” which “dominus Willelmus de Beverne miles”, held from “Th. de Beverne nepote meo”, had sold to Gent St. Bavo, by charter dated Jan 1238[277], while “Ysabel castellana de Dickemue domina de Beverna”, noting that “Willelmus de Bevere miles dominus de Sommaing, esset cruce signatus” had sold “decimam jacentem in Adendike” to Gent St. Bavo, agreed to obtain the consent of “Th. filio meo nepote suo” when he reached the age of majority, by charter dated Jan 1238 (presumably O.S.)[278].  The following document confirms that Willem was deceased at the time: “Th. dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmude” declared that he would comply with an arbitration relating to “decime...ecclesie in Adendich”, donated to Gent St. Bavo by “domini Willelmi de Beverna patris [error for patrui] nostri”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1252[279]m EVE Dame de Sommaing, daughter of --- (-after Feb 1239).  Willelmus de Beverna dominus de Sommain et Eva uxor mea” donated property to Dunes (as in the Aug 1229 charter quoted above) by charter dated 16 Jan 1237[280].  “Eva domina de Summaing” renounced rights over “decimam de Addendike” which “Willelmus de Beverna miles dominus de Summaing maritus eius” had sold to Gent St. Bavo by charter dated Feb 1238 (presumably O.S.)[281]Willem & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [RALF (-after 3 May 1235).  Ralph Knight” was named in a charter dated 3 May 1235, Warlop suggesting that he was the son of Guillaume van Beveren[282].  This suggestion seems unlikely to be correct considering that the birth of Dirk [IV], son of Guillaume’s older brother Dirk [IV], is dated to [1223/34] (see above).  Maybe he was the son of an older sister of Guillaume (the document in which he is named has not been found so has not been checked to see if Ralf’s family name is specified.] 

ii)         [WILLEM van Beveren (-after 6 Dec 1267).  Seigneur de Sommaing.  “Willermus dictus de Beverne miles dominus de Soumaing” confirmed the donation made by “bone memorie...Theodericus de Beverne quondam castellanus de Dixmuda” to Cambron by charter dated 6 Dec 1267[283].  Considering the 3 Jul 1252 charter quoted above which confirms that Willem van Beveren senior was deceased at the time, this document could relate to his son.  However, the absence of such a son from the 3 Jul 1252 charter suggests that the document must be misdated and that it in fact referred to Willem senior.] 

e)         ALIX van Beveren (-after Aug 1222).  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][284]

f)          ISABELLA van Beveren (-after Aug 1222).  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][285]

g)         ADA van Beveren (-after Aug 1222).  A charter dated Aug 1222 names “Baldwin, Ralph, William, Aelide, Isabella, Ada” as siblings of Dirk [III][286]

h)         [AGNES van Beveren (-after Feb 1229, bur Ninove).  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" and "Agnetem filiam Thome [error?] de Beverne" in 1214[287].  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[288].  This parentage of Geraard’s wife appears problematic from a chronological point of view.  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records that "Agnes uxor" was later buried with her husband "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" "in ecclesia Ninivensi"[289].  "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[290]m (1214) GERAARD [IV] van Grimbergen, son of GERAARD [III] van Grimbergen & his wife Adelais --- (-Rumpst 12 Nov 1225, bur Ninove).] 

i)          [daughter .  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...La seconde fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fu mariee a...monsigneur Willaume de Hondescote, qui ot de li un fil...Pieres qui apries son pere tint l’yretage de son pere.  Encore ot mesires Willaumes de Hondescote pluisours fius et filles[291].  This daughter may have been the same person as one of the daughters Alix, Isabella and Ada who are named in the Aug 1222 charter quoted above.  m WILLEM van Hondescote, son of ---.]  

j)          [daughter .  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... La tierche fille monsigneur Thierri de Bevre fut mariee a monsigneur Gobert de Monchablon qui ot de li un fil et une fille, li fius...Gobers...[qui] tint la terre apries la mort Gobert son pere[292]This daughter may have been the same person as one of the daughters Alix, Isabella and Ada who are named in the Aug 1222 charter quoted above.  m GOBERT de Montchablon, son of ---.] 

2.         BOUDEWIJN van Beveren (-after 1183).  …Thierri de Beveren, Bauduin son frère…” subscribed the charter dated 1183 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated property to Notre-Dame de Coffard[293]

3.         RICHARD van Beveren (-after 17 Jan 1231).  “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222, witnessed by “...dominus Riquardus patruus predicti Theoderici castellani, Albertus, Willelmus et Balduinus milites fratres sui[294].  A charter dated 17 Jan 1231 names Richard[295]

4.         [ALBERT van Beveren (-after 15 May 1222).  “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222, witnessed by “...dominus Riquardus patruus predicti Theoderici castellani, Albertus, Willelmus et Balduinus milites fratres sui[296].  Warlop assumes that “fratres sui” in the witness list applies to the donor not the donor’s uncle[297].  However, the reversal of the names “...Willelmus et Balduinus”, compared with the order of names of the donor’s brothers who consented in the same document, suggests that the witnesses were different persons (although this suggestion is not beyond all doubt).] 

5.         [WILLEM van Beveren (-after 15 May 1222).  “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222, witnessed by “...dominus Riquardus patruus predicti Theoderici castellani, Albertus, Willelmus et Balduinus milites fratres sui[298].  Warlop assumes that “fratres sui” in the witness list applies to the donor not the donor’s uncle[299].  However, the reversal of the names “...Willelmus et Balduinus”, compared with the order of names of the donor’s brothers who consented in the same document, suggests that the witnesses were different persons (although this suggestion is not beyond all doubt).] 

6.         [BOUDEWIJN van Beveren (-after 15 May 1222).  “Theodericus dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmuda et Elizabet uxor eius” donated rights to eels to Dunes, with the consent of “uxore mea Elizabet et fratribus meis Radulfo canonico Belvacensi, Balduino et Willelmo”, by charter dated 15 May 1222, witnessed by “...dominus Riquardus patruus predicti Theoderici castellani, Albertus, Willelmus et Balduinus milites fratres sui[300].  Warlop assumes that “fratres sui” in the witness list applies to the donor not the donor’s uncle[301].  However, the reversal of the names “...Willelmus et Balduinus”, compared with the order of names of the donor’s brothers who consented in the same document, suggests that the witnesses were different persons (although this suggestion is not beyond all doubt).  If the suggestion is correct, the youngest brother Boudewijn may have been a different person from Dirk [II]’s brother Boudewijn who is named in 1183.] 

 

 

The relationships between the following persons and the main Beveren/Dixmude family have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         THOMAS van Beveren (-after 1253).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation of revenue from land at Dixmude made by “Thomas de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” to found a chapel in the town by charter dated [Apr] 1253[302]

 

2.         JORDAN van Beveren (-after 1257).  Châtelain de Dixmude: Jordanus châtelain de Dixmude” donated money to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated 1257[303]

 

3.         ROGER van Beveren (-after Nov 1256).  A charter dated Nov 1250 names “Arnould comte de Los, Jean son fils, Henri sire de Hufalize, Thierri son fils aîné, Roger de Beveren et Gérard d’Esclairbes chevaliers” as guarantors for the observance by Jean and Baudouin d’Avesnes of their treaty with their mother Marguerite Ctss of Flanders[304]

 

 

DIRK [IV] van Beveren, son of DIRK [III] van Beveren & his wife Isabelle de Wallers ([1223/24?]-after 1 Apr 1274)Thierri de Dixmude” confirmed the exemption granted by “son frère Thierri et sa mère Elisabeth” to ‘s Hemelsdael convent by charter dated Jan 1241 (presumably O.S.)[305].  “Thierri seigneur de Beveren et de Dixmude et Marguerite sa femme” exempted ‘s Hemelsdael abbey “du droit de tonlieu à Dixmude” by charter dated Feb 1244 (presumably O.S.)[306]Th. dominus de Beverna castellanus de Dixmude” declared that he would comply with an arbitration relating to “decime...ecclesie in Adendich”, donated to Gent St. Bavo by “domini Willelmi de Beverna patris [error for patrui] nostri”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1252[307].  “Th. dominus de Beverne miles” acknowledged from Gent St Bavo of payment for “decima jacente in Adendice”, sold by “dominus Willelmus patruus meus”, by charter dated 21 Apr 1253[308]Châtelain de Dixmude: Thierri de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” accepted the arbitral decision to end his dispute with Marguerite Ctss of Flanders relating to “des wastines et moeres de Calloo, Werrebrouck et Kildrec” by charter dated [May] 1260[309]Thierry seigneur de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” agreed to compensate the citizens of Tournai for damage caused by “Gautier de La Plagne” by charter dated Sep 1274[310]

m (before Feb 1245) MARGUERITE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his second wife Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne] (-Flines 1275, bur Flines).  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Henrico, Gerardo, Maria, Margarita, Chielvis, Isabella e Joanna" as the seven children of "Girardo de Bregne" and his wife "Philippa, l'altra figlia di Henrico de Campagna"[311].  A manuscript history of the abbey of la Piété de Rameru records that Erard de Brienne married three of his daughters, of whom "la tierce...Madame Marguerite fu Dame de Beures en Flandres"[312]Thierri seigneur de Beveren et de Dixmude et Marguerite sa femme” exempted ‘s Hemelsdael abbey “du droit de tonlieu à Dixmude” by charter dated Feb 1244 (presumably O.S.)[313]She became a nun at Flines after her husband died[314].  A tomb at Saint-Genois records “Margriete femme Mosr Thiery de Bevre fille Mosr De Briène...extraicte des rois de Chypres” and her death in 1275[315]

Dirk [IV] & his wife had [thirteen] children: 

1.         DIRK [V] van Beveren (-[Aug 1291/Oct 1293])Châtelain de Dixmude: ...Thierricus dominus de Bevre...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[316]Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[317].  Dirk van Beveren declared having had this document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[318]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[319].  Dirk is named as deceased in the charter of his brother Erard dated Oct 1293 (see below).  m (before 27 Jun 1284) AGNES de Condé, daughter of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Catherine de Cayeux Dame de Carency en Artois (-after Aug 1291)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that one daughter of “Nicolaus” and his wife “filiam domini Guillelmi de Keu” married “Theoderico de Bevre[320]Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[321]Thieris sires de Beverne chevaliers et...Agnies femme...” sold property to Cambron by charter dated Aug 1291[322]

2.         GERARD van Beveren (-after 20 Sep 1279).  Seigneur de Wallers.  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[323].  Considering that Gerard’s brother Erard is named Seigneur de Wallers in 1293, it is likely that he inherited the fiefdom after Gerard died, which suggests that Gerard was his older brother. 

3.         ERARD van Beveren (-before 1 Feb 1304).  Seigneur de Wallers.  Châtelain de Dixmude: Erars chevaliers sire de Bevre et de Wallers castelains de Dikemue” confirmed that “sires Thieris mes freres, que Diex asseule, jadis sires de Bevre” had sold property to Cambron by charter dated Oct 1293[324]Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[325].  “Erar chevalier sire de Beveren et de Wallers castelain de Dyckemue et dame Isabeau de Wavrin” granted transport rights to “Arnoul Brantin” by charter dated 1294[326].  He is named as deceased in the 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.) charter quoted below under his wife Isabelle.  m ISABELLE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune (-after 1304).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the third daughter married “Erart de Beure sires de Waslers[327]Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[328].  “Erar chevalier sire de Beveren et de Wallers castelain de Dyckemue et dame Isabeau de Wavrin” granted transport rights to “Arnoul Brantin” by charter dated 1294[329].  Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[330]

4.         HUGO van Beveren (-Mar [1270?] [after Jul 1295?], bur Valenciennes).  Dominican monk at Valenciennes: the epitaph at Valenciennes of “Hugo…de Beverna…frater…pauper” records his death “anno milleno deno cum septuageno, Atque ducenteno…martius” [Mar 1270?][331]Warlop cites a charter dated Jul 1295 in which he is named[332].  If that is correct, the epitaph quoted above must be misdated. 

5.         HENDRIK van Beveren (-after Jan 1294).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[333].  “Thierry chevalier sire de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude” declared that the consent given by “Henri de Beveren son frère pour Agnes de Condé, fille de Nicolas, femme dudit Thierri” applied “après sa mort sans enfant” by charter dated 1282[334].  “Erar sire de Beveren et de Wallers châtelain de Dixmude et Isabelle de Wavraing sa femme” issued letters dated 1293, confirmed by “Henri de Beveren frère dudit Erar et son héritier apparent” by charter dated Jan 1293 (presumably O.S.)[335]

6.         JAN van Beveren (-after 14 Apr 1313).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[336].  Bishop of Potenza [Calabria].  On the death of his brother Erard, Jan and his sister Philippa were his heirs: among a series of documents relating to Erard’s succession, is a contemporary manuscript which describes the evolution of disputes about the succession, noting that “frère Jehan de Bevere...et madame de Martigni sa sœur” as the nearest heirs of Erard issued legal proceedings against each other and that “me dame de Martigni moru et ma dame li duchoise de Loreine se fille reprist le querele en lieu de se mere[337].  A decision of the parlement de Paris dated 13 Mar 1309, recording the claim made by “ducissa Lothoringie” [Philippa’s daughter], found in favour of “fratre Johanne de Bevre, racioni castri et terre de Bevre[338].  A document dated 11 Sep 1310 records the attacks made by Jan de Beveren against “madame de Lorraine…dans le château de Beveren[339].  “Jean jadis Potentinus episcopus et seigneur de Bevre” acknowledged having granted a fief to “Siger de Gand le jeune chevalier” by charter dated 7 Oct 1310[340].  “Jean seigneur de Bevre et de Wallers jadis évêque de Potenza” had anticipated a marriage contract between “Guy de Flandre” and “dame Marguerite fille aînée du duc de Lorraine et nièce dudit Jean” and promised certain obligations in that event, by charter dated 28 Apr 1311[341].  Louis de Flandre Comte de Nevers notified that Jan van Beveren had sold “la terre de Beveren” to him by charter dated 5 Aug 1312[342].  “Jean de Bevre ancien évêque de Potenza” declared having receipt 100,000 livres from “[le] comte de Nevers” and sold “son château de Bevre” to him by charter dated 2 Oct 1312[343].  “Jean de Beveren” signed as first witness a charter dated 14 Apr 1313 issued by Louis de Flandre Comte de Nevers[344].  The dispute with the Lorraine family regarding Beveren was presumably resolved in late 1335 when Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that [Philippa’s grandson by her first marriage] “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[345]

7.         [--- van Beveren .  The following document indicates that the later châtelains de Dixmude were descended from Dirk [IV] van Beveren: Henricus de Beverna miles dominus de Dixmuda et de Havra[grandson of this unnamed person] confirmed letters of “bonæ memoriæ domini Theodorici domini de Beverna castellani de Dixmuda proavi mei et dominæ Margaritæ uxoris eius” by charter dated Sep 1350[346].  He could presumably have been one of the other sons of Dirk [IV] who are named above or an otherwise unknown younger son.  Van de Putte indicates that both Hendrik van Beveren and Gerard van Beveren left sons and lists their descendants[347].  In the case of Gerard, this seems unlikely to be correct if, as suggested above, he predeceased his brother Erard who then succeeded to his seigneurie de Wallers.  An alternative possibility is that this son of Dirk [IV] was illegitimate: the Sep 1350 does not specify that Marguerite was also Hendrik’s great-grandmother (although the omission cannot be considered conclusive evidence that she was not).  Illegitimacy could also explain the documents relating to the succession of Erard van Beveren which name his brother Jan van Beveren and his sister Philippa as his heirs but make no mention of any surviving children of his other brothers.  Whether or not this son of Dirk [IV] was illegitimate, some family arrangement must have been made to split Erard’s inheritance with Dixmude falling to the descendants of this son.  It is also interesting to note that no source has been found which names any châtelain de Dixmude between Erard’s death in the early 14th century and Dirk [V] in 1335.  This absence suggests that the arrangement in question was made many years after Erard died.  It should be noted that the 13 Mar 1309 judgment recorded above under Jan van Beveren, arising out of Erard’s disputed succession, makes no mention about arrangements relating to Dixmude.  Until more sources come to light, it is prudent to indicate the father of Dirk Châtelain de Dixmude as unknown.  m ---.  No source has been identified which names Dirk’s mother.  One child: 

a)         DIRK van Beveren (-[1340/Sep 1350]).  His family origin is confirmed by the Sep 1350 charter of his presumed son Hendrik, cited above.  Châtelain de Dixmude: “Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that [the grandson of Dirk’s aunt Philippa by her first marriage] “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[348]

-        see below

8.         MARIA van Beveren (-after May 1272).  Nun.  She was named in a charter dated May 1272[349]

9.         PHILIPPA van Beveren (-[1 Feb 1304/17 Jul 1306], bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  Presumably Philippa was her parents’s oldest surviving daughter as heir to her brother Erard (see below).  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Hugone de Rumigny domino de Martigny et Bova et...Philippa eius uxore” reached agreement with Bucilly regarding “duabus capellaniis de Gland et Martigny” in 1266[350].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Philippa domina de Martigniaco et Rumigniaco” acknowledged that “decimas...dicti Martigniaci” belonged to Bucilly in 1272[351]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a series of documents relating to the succession of her brother Erard van Beveren[352].  Among these is a contemporary manuscript which describes the evolution of the dispute, noting that “frère Jehan de Bevere...et madame de Martigni sa sœur” as the nearest heirs of Erard issued legal proceedings against each other and that “me dame de Martigni moru et ma dame li duchoise de Loreine se fille reprist le querele en lieu de se mere[353].  With the help of other documents, Van de Putte identified “madame de Martigni” as “Philippine de Beveren femme de Jacques de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut[354].  Thierry Stasser has also discussed the question[355]Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[356].  Guy Count of Flanders notified the disputes between “Ysabeau dame de Bevre et de Wallers femme de monseigneur Erart sire de Bevre” and “Philippe dame de Bevre et de Martigny et monseigneur Jakemon de Werchin sénéchal de Hainaut son baron et avoué” concerning the inheritance of “feu Erart sire de Bevre” by charter dated 1 Feb 1303 (O.S.), which records the appointment as arbitrators of “pour Ysabeau: ledit Guy, Jean sire de Gavre et d’Escornaix, et monseigneur Guillaume de Nevele; pour Philippe et Jakemon: monseigneur Guillaume de Stenhuse et monseigneur Sohier de Leverghem” and the final decision[357]The dispute regarding Beveren was presumably resolved in late 1335 when Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that [Philippa’s grandson by her first marriage] “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[358]m firstly as his second wife, HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Boves, son of NICOLAS [V] Seigneur de Rumigny et de Florennes & his wife Isabelle de Coucy (-2 Aug 1270).  m secondly (before 1280) as his first wife, JACQUES [II] Seigneur de Werchin, son of JACQUES [I] de Hainaut Seigneur de Werchin & his wife Mathilde de Ligne dame de Fontenoy (-1323, bur Valenciennes Dominican Church)

10.      ISABEL van Beveren (-1308)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Henricusde Lovanio" married "Isabellam, filiam domini Theoderici de Bevre"[359].  Van de Putte records her death in 1308 (no source citation)[360]m HENRI de Louvain Heer van Gaesbeek, son of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal & his wife Marie van Oudenaarde (-1285 after Mar, bur Afflighem)

11.      [JOHANNA .  Her marriage is confirmed, and her family origin indicated, by a charter dated 27 Jun 1284 under which Dame Agnes femme de...Thierry seigneur de Bevere chevalier châtelain de Dixmude” approved the act whereby her husband granted dowry (property “à Dixmude…la terre de Poesele”) to “sa sœur Jeanne” on her marriage to “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai[361].  The properties in question were part of the Beveren family fiefs, which indicates that “sa sœur Jeanne” was Dirk van Beveren’s sister.  The word “sa” in the summary of this charter (the original charter has not been checked) is unspecific and could alternatively apply to “Agnes”, in which case Joanna would have been her own not her husband’s sister.  Agnes confirmed having received compensation for relinquishing her own rights in the property in question, indicating that she had a direct interest in both properties.  They must therefore have formed part of her own dower granted by her husband.  Why then were they removed from her and granted as dowry to the wife of Wouter van Nevele?  One possibility is that Wouter insisted on the arrangement because Poesele is adjacent to Nevele.  Another possibility, which seems less likely, is that Agnes agreed to relinquish the property to facilitate her own sister’s marriage, maybe because their father had insufficient means to provide an adequate dowry.  Because of this uncertainty relating to the correct interpretation of the wording of the 1284 document, Joanna is placed in square brackets in the Beveren family in recognition of the possibility that she was a Condé.  Letters dated 17 Apr 1287 confirmed that “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai chevalier et Jeanne sa femme” had sold “ses manse, villa et terre de Warcoing” to “Béatrice de Courtrai veuve de Guillaume comte de Flandre” for her lifetime on 15 Oct 1283[362]m ([27 Jun] 1284) GAUTHIER Heer van Nevele Châtelain de Courtrai, son of ---.]   

12.      daughter (-before 24 Dec 1296).  Warlop cites a charter dated 24 Dec 1296 in which she is named as deceased[363]m HELLIN [I] de Cysoing, son of ---. 

13.      [daughter (-after 20 Sep 1279).  “Jean de Bevre écolier à Paris” informed “son frère Gérard de Bevre seigneur de Wallers et à sa sœur la demoiselle de Wallers” that he had granted revenue from Wallers to “Henri son frère” by charter dated 20 Sep 1279[364].  It is not known whether this daughter was the same person as one of the other daughters who are named above.] 

 

 

The relationships, if any, between the following persons and the main Dixmude/Beveren family have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         JAN GILLES de Dixmude (-after 14 Nov 1320).  A charter dated 14 Nov 1320 records that the city of Bruges had banished “Jean Gilles de Dixmude sergent dudit comte” [Robert Count of Flanders] and now appealed the punishment for having done so[365]

 

2.         HECTOR de Dixmude (-after Sep 1340).  Kervyn de Lettenhove’s commentary on Froissart’s chronicles records the muster list of combattants at “la bataille de monseigneur Loys conte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel...à Aire et à Bapaumes”, from 26 Mar to 27 Sep 1340, which includes “Ecuyers de Flandres...Ector de Disquemue...”, a later passage recording payments made to him[366]

 

 

The following tentative reconstruction is based principally on information from the mid-19th century works of Van de Putte, mainly uncorroborated by primary source material, supplemented by primary sources recorded more recently by Buylaert.  As will be seen, considerable uncertainty persists, including some contradictions between Buylaert’s sources and Van de Putte which suggests that the latter may not be reliable in other areas. 

 

DIRK van Beveren, son of --- van Beveren & his wife --- (-[1340/Sep 1350]).  His family origin is confirmed by the Sep 1350 charter of his presumed son Hendrik, cited below.  Châtelain de Dixmude: “Thierri de Bevere châtelain de Dixmude...hommes de fief du comte de Flandre” and others notified that [the grandson of Dirk’s aunt Philippa by her first marriage] “Hugues de Lorraine seigneur de Martigny chevalier et Marguerite de Beaumez sa femme” had declared their intention to sell “le château et la terre de Bevere” to the count of Flanders by charter dated 4 Sep 1335[367]Thierri de Beverne châtelain de Dixmude chevalier et Alexandrine son épouse” sold “leur   manoir...Bien acquis...du côté de Dixmude” to Dunes, with the consent of “Thierri leur fils aîné”, by charter dated Feb 1339 (O.S.?)[368].  Kervyn de Lettenhove’s commentary on Froissart’s chronicles records the muster list of combattants at “la bataille de monseigneur Loys conte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel...à Aire et à Bapaumes”, from 26 Mar to 27 Sep 1340, which includes “chevaliers bannerets de la conté de Flandres...Ledit monseigneur de Flandres...Thierry de Bièvre chastelain de Dixmude...”, a later passage recording his compensation paid 27 Mar/20 Apr[369].  Dirk presumably died before Sep 1350 when [his supposed son] Hendrik is named as seigneur de Dixmude (see below). 

m ([1322]) ALEXANDRINE, daughter of --- (-after Feb [1340]).  “Thierri de Beverne châtelain de Dixmude chevalier et Alexandrine son épouse” sold “leur   manoir...Bien acquis...du côté de Dixmude” to Dunes, with the consent of “Thierri leur fils aîné”, by charter dated Feb 1339 (O.S.?)[370]Van de Putte dates her marriage to 1322 (no source cited)[371].  Secondary sources name her as Alexandrine d’Olhain, daughter of Jean d’Olhain & his wife Isabelle d’Aubigny, possibly named as Dirk’s wife from 1315[372]

Dirk & his wife had [three or more] children: 

1.         DIRK van Beveren (-after 27 Sep 1340).  “Thierri de Beverne châtelain de Dixmude chevalier et Alexandrine son épouse” sold “leur   manoir...Bien acquis...du côté de Dixmude” to Dunes, with the consent of “Thierri leur fils aîné”, by charter dated Feb 1339 (O.S.?)[373].  Kervyn de Lettenhove’s commentary on Froissart’s chronicles records the muster list of combattants at “la bataille de monseigneur Loys conte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel...à Aire et à Bapaumes”, from 26 Mar to 27 Sep 1340, which includes “chevaliers bannerets de la conté de Flandres...Ledit monseigneur de Flandres...Thierry de Bièvre chastelain de Dixmude...”, a later passage recording his compensation paid 27 Mar/20 Apr and an increase in payments to “Thierri de Dicquemue son fils” from 22 Jun to 27 Sep after he was knighted[374].  Dirk presumably predeceased his father as his supposed brother Hendrik is recorded as holding Dixmude. 

2.         son(s) .  His/their existence is indicated by the Feb 1339 (O.S.) charter cited above which refers to Dirk as “fils aîné” of his parents. 

3.         [HENDRIK van Beveren (-after 18 Dec 1385, maybe Dixmude 1391).  Van de Putte names Hendrik as son of Dirk van Beveren and his wife Alexandrine (no source cited)[375].  His succession to Dixmude suggests that this affiliation may be correct.  His ancestry is confirmed by the Sep 1350 charter cited below, but that document does not confirm that Hendrik was Dirk’s son.  An alternative possibility is that Hendrik was the son of an otherwise unrecorded younger brother of Dirk.  Seigneur de Dixmude: “Henricus de Beverna miles dominus de Dixmuda et de Havra” confirmed letters of “bonæ memoriæ domini Theodorici domini de Beverna castellani de Dixmuda proavi mei et dominæ Margaritæ uxoris eius” by charter dated Sep 1350[376]Van de Putte names “Henri de Dixmude…conseiller privé du comte Louis de Male en 1363” (no source citation)[377]Hendry de Bevre sire de Dicqmude et de Aine” was named in a charter dated 18 Dec 1385[378]Van de Putte says that Hendrik died “à Dixmude, en 1391, dans la maison de Nicolas Collart” (no source cited)[379]m (1354) as her third husband, JEANNE de Picquigny Dame de Canaples et d’Outrebois, widow firstly of JEAN de Mailly Seigneur de Talmas et de Buyre-au-Bois and secondly of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Créquy, daughter of JEAN de Picquigny Seigneur de Saint-Ouen et d’Ailly & his wife Martha d’Amiens (-after 1373).  Van de Putte records her parentage and third marriage (no source cited)[380]Père Anselme records her parentage and three marriages, noting that with her third husband she sold Outrebois to Charles V King of France in 1367 and that she was still living in 1373[381].]  Hendrik & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [DIRK van Dixmude (-after [1398-99], maybe after 1415).  Van de Putte names Dirk as son of Hendrik van Beveren (no source cited)[382].  His succession to Dixmude suggests that this affiliation may be correct.  Van de Putte records that “Thierri de Dixmude fit partie du cortège…en 1384…de Louis de Male dans l’église de Saint-Pierre à Lille” (no source citation)[383].  A list of knights in Flanders dated 1384/86 includes “mer Diederic van Dixmude...mer Jan van Dixmude[384]Châtelain/Seigneur de Dixmude: “Thierry van Bevre sgr de Dixmude” received a payment from “[le] bailli de Bruges” by charter dated 1392[385].  “Messire Thierri chastelain de Dicque mue, bourgois de Bruges” was named in charters dated 1397, and 1398-99[386].  Van de Putte names “Thierri de Dixmude, dernier descendant en ligne directe des seigneurs de Beveren”, adding that he commanded the army sent by Philippe “le Hardi” Duke of Burgundy against Willem Duke of Gelre in 1397 and was named “cousin” by Jean “Sans Peur” Duke of Burgundy in 1411 (no sources cited)[387].  Van de Putte records that “Thierri de Dixmude”, built “une léproserie à Watou vers 1400”, appointed “Jean de Steenbeke” as administrator of “la seigneurie de Balinghem, située entre Calais et Ardres” in 1412, sold it soon afterwards to the English, and rebuilt “le château de Dixmude” in 1415 (no sources cited)[388].  “Thierry de Bevere sgr de Dicqmue et de Bavelinghem” sealed a charter dated 1405[389]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Dirk’s wife has not been identified.  Van de Putte names her “Marguerite de St. Disier, germaine au duc de Lorraine” (no source cited)[390].  That supposed person has not been traced in the family of Seigneurs de Saint-Dizier (see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY-DAMPIERRE-sur-l’AUBE, JOINVILLE, RAMERUPT).  m secondly ---.  Van de Putte indicates that Dirk van Dixmude married twice, when recording that Jacob van Beveren (see below) sued his cousin Roland Alaerts, claiming that the latter’s grandmother [Johanna, see below] had been illegitimate “étant née de Thierri seigneur de Dixmude son oncle avant son 2e mariage et du vivant de sa première femme” (no sources cited)[391]Van de Putte records that “François de Wulf seigneur de Reninghelst” married “en secondes noces Adelaide Van Hondekoutre dame de Dranoutre, Erweteghem et Oosterwyk, veuve de Jean de Dixmude” (no sources cited)[392].  It is not known whether Adelaide was the widow of Dirk Châtelain de Dixmude.  Dirk & his [first wife had three children]: 

i)          [ENGELRAM .  Van de Putte names “Engelram…l’aîné et ne laissa pas d’enfants de sa femme Jacqueline de Haicourt” as son of Dirk (no source cited)[393].  No primary source has been found which names this person, but “Haicourt” suggests that the following marriage may relate to Engelram.]  same person as…?  --- de Dixmude .  The primary source which names this person has not been found.  m --- d’Harcourt, daughter of JACQUES [I] d’Harcourt Baron de Montgommery et d’Havré & his wife Jeanne d’Enghien ([1386/1400?]-).  The testament of “Philippes de Harcourt”, dated 13 Oct 1414, bequeathed property to “Jean et Christophle de Harcourt mes freres...ma sœur de Creseques...ma sœur de Diqueume...Jehannon de Harcourt la bastarde qui est à l’abbaye d’Espargne qui fut fille Jeanne de Mons et au batard fils de la femme qui fut Colin Boisel[394]

ii)         [FILIP .  Van de Putte names “Philippe seigneur de Dixmude qui épousa Jeanne de Halewyn dame de la Vere” as second son of Dirk (no source cited)[395].  If his marriage date is correctly recorded below, this parentage seems unlikely to be correct.  m (10 Sep 1438) JEANNE d’Halluin, daughter of JEAN d’Halluin & his wife ---.  A charter dated 10 Sep 1438 records the marriage between “Philips heere van Diksmude” and “Jehanne van Halewijn, dochter van ridder Jan van Halewijn[396].  There is confusion in secondary sources between this person and Jeanne d’Halluin, wife of Hendrik van Borselen Comte de Grandpré.  The commentary in the manuscript of epitaphs in Flanders records that “deze Jehenne [referring to Hendrik’s wife] was wede van mer Philips heere van Dixmude, Watou ende Winnezeele[397]Van de Putte also names Filip’s wife “Jeanne d’Halewyn dame de la Vere” (no source cited)[398].  This suggested co-identity is impossible in view of the marriage date shown above and the 1444 marriage of Wolfard, son of Hendrik and his wife (see the document DUTCH NOBILITY).]   

iii)        [HENDRIK (-after 1411).  .  Van de Putte names “Henri mort à marier” as third son of Dirk, noting that Jean “Sans Peur” Duke of Burgundy called him “son cousin” when granting permission to fortify Dixmude in 1411 (no source cited)[399].  As noted above, in his 1842 work, Van de Putte links this reference to Hendrik’s supposed father Dirk[400].] 

Dirk & his [second] wife had one child: 

iv)       JOHANNA van Beveren (-after 13 Jan 1434).  Doubt about Johanna’s legitimacy was raised, as noted above.  Dame de Dixmude.  A charter dated 13 Jan 1434 (N.S.) records a lawsuit between “Daneel Alaerts, raadsheer, en diens echtgenote edelre...vrauwen Johanne van Bevere, vrauwe van Dixmude” and “Jacop van Bevere[401]Van de Putte records that Johanna married firstly “Arnould de Beerst, qui était du lignage de Lichtervelde” whose daughter “Marguerite de Beerst” founded the Cordeliers at Dixmude where she died 25 Mar 1459 and was buried (no sources cited)[402]m firstly ARNOUT van Beerst, son of ---.  m secondly as his second wife, DANIEL Alaerts, son of --- (-Gent 26 Dec 1430[403]).  Johanna & her first husband had one child: 

(a)       MARGARETA van Beerst (-Dixmude 25 Mar 1459, bur Dixmude Cordeliers).  Van de Putte records her parentage, noting that she married “Jean dit de Perceval”, son of her stepfather by his first marriage, founded the Cordeliers at Dixmude where she died 25 Mar 1459 and was buried (no sources cited)[404]m JAN Alaerts, son of DANIEL Alaerts [Margareta’s stepfather] & his first wife Marie [de] Percheval[405] (-19 Dec 1451, bur Dixmude).  An epitaph at Dixmude records the burial of “Jan Allaerts dit Percheval sr de Dixmude” who died 19 Dec 1451[406]Margareta & her husband had one child: 

(1)       ROLAND Alaerts (-before Jun 1464, maybe Gent 19 Dec 1452[407]).  Van de Putte records Roland as son of “Marguerite de Beerst”, daughter of Johanna van Beveren by her first husband, and “Jean dit de Perceval”, son of Daniel Alaerts by a first marriage (no sources cited)[408]Châtelain de Dixmude.  A charter dated 14 Jun 1464 records the death of “feu messire Rolland en son vivant vicomte et chastellain de Dixmude” and steps taken by “Jaques de Bevre escuier seigneur de Jumelles, soy disant heritier apparant de la baronnie et seignourie de Dixmude” to assert his rights[409]

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and the preceding family has not been ascertained, although the succession of his grandson Jacob van Beveren as seigneur de Dixmude indicates that he was at the time the senior surviving representative of the Beveren family.  Documents cited below cite “Malmy”, a fief of the county of Bar which was sub-enfeoffed to the seigneurs de Hans (of the Grandpré family, see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY-PORCIEN, RETHEL, GRANDPRE).  Barthélemy was unable to ascertain how Malmy entered the Beveren family, but noted a manuscript genealogy which records that Gérard de Beveren châtelain de Dixmude, dixième [error for deuxième] fils de Thierry et de Beatrix de Wallers” married “l’héritière de Han[410].  This Gerard has not otherwise been identified, although the reference to his parents presumably relates to Dirk [III] and his wife Isabelle de Wallers (see above). 

 

1.         --- van Beveren .  The succession of Jacob van Beveren, after the death of Roland Alaerts, indicates that he was the next senior member of the Beveren/Dixmude family.  Van de Putte names “Thierri seigneur de Dixmude son oncle[411], in another passage naming Jan de Dixmude” as younger son of Hendrik van Beveren and father of Jacob (no sources cited)[412].  From a chronological perspective, this suggestion appears impossible.  Another impossible suggestion was made by Van de Putte in his 1842 work, naming “Marie de Dixmude, descendante du frère de Thierri dont nous avons parlé en 1128[413].  He is presumably referring to Dirk [I] (see above), a supposed descent from whom (even if correct) seems unprovable considering the lack of available source material.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         JAN van Beveren (-after 30 Oct 1396).  Seigneur d’Aure et de Malmy.  “Jean de Beveren seigneur d’Aure” swore homage to Yolande de Flandre Ctss de Bar for “Clermont, de ce qu’il possédait à Vienne-la-Ville [et] la seigneurie de Malmy” by charter dated 15 Feb 1391 (O.S.?), renewed 30 Oct 1396[414].  As noted above, Van de Putte names “Jan de Dixmude” and his wife “Isabelle dame de Jumelles” as parents of Jacob (no sources cited)[415]m as her first husband, ISABELLE de --- Dame de Jumelles, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Jean [III] Comte de GrandpréBarthélemy records her family origin and two marriages (correcting an earlier passage in which he names her “Isabelle de Fumel”), noting that she had two sons by her first husband “Jacques et Henri[416].  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified, although an indication of her family’s property is provided by the 14 Apr 1414 charter under which [her second husband] “Jean [III] Comte de Grandpré” gave proxy for swearing homage to the comte de Ligny for “la terre du Bocque mouvante de la châtellenie d’Ailly qu’il possédait du chef de sa femme[417]Another indication of the family name of Jacob’s mother is suggested by the tomb of “messire Anthoine de Sacquespée chevalier seigneur de Dixmude…” (died 11 Nov 1568) which records his 16 quarters (in order) “Sacquespée, Jonglet, Haveskerke, St-Amand, Lens, Rubenpré, Dixmude, Sains, Recourt, Morbecque, Stavele, Hondercoutre, Fay-Hullu, Droncham, La Vieville et Wissocq[418].  Unfortunately, the order of names does not reflect the usual presentation of 16 quarters of ancestry.  The name “Sains”, adjacent to “Dixmude”, may refer to the mother of the three siblings but this is not beyond doubt.  Jan & his wife had three children: 

i)          JACOB van Beveren (-1470).  Barthélemy records that Isabelle Dame de Jumelles had two sons “Jacques et Henri” by her first husband[419].  A charter dated 13 Jan 1434 (N.S.) records a lawsuit between “Daneel Alaerts, raadsheer, en diens echtgenote edelre...vrauwen Johanne van Bevere, vrauwe van Dixmude” and “Jacop van Bevere[420].  Heer van Nevele: “messire Jacques de Bevere seigneur de Nivelle” is named in a charter dated 1437[421].  Seigneur de Jumelles, Heer van Watou: a charter dated 12 Nov 1449 names “Jacob van Bevre heer van Jumieles en van Watuwe[422].  A list of nobles in Flanders dated 12 Mar 1454 includes “Jacques de Dixmude[423].  A charter dated 14 Jun 1464 records the death of “feu messire Rolland en son vivant vicomte et chastellain de Dixmude” and steps taken by “Jaques de Bevre escuier seigneur de Jumelles, soy disant heritier apparant de la baronnie et seignourie de Dixmude” to assert his rights[424]Van de Putte records that Jacob sued his cousin Roland Alaerts, claiming that the latter’s grandmother had been illegitimate “étant née de Thierri seigneur de Dixmude son oncle avant son 2e mariage et du vivant de sa première femme” and therefore had no right to succeed to Dixmude, and was awarded “la seigneurie de Watou” (no sources cited)[425]Seigneur de DixmudeJacques seigneur de Dixmude” is named among Flemish nobles in a convocation dated 1464[426].  A charter dated 1469 names “Jaques de Bevre seigneur de Diquemude[427]Van de Putte records that Jacob married firstly “Isabelle d’Ailly” and secondly “Marie de la Vichte” but died childless in 1470 (no sources cited)[428]

ii)         HENDRIK van Beveren (-[1492]).  Barthélemy records that Isabelle Dame de Jumelles had two sons “Jacques et Henri” by her first husband[429].  Seigneur d’Aure et de Malmy.  Seigneur de Champigneulle et de Saint-Jean [Grandpré fiefs]: “Henri de Disquemue ou Dixmude seigneur d’Aure” swore homage to the king for “Champigneulle et Saint-Jean” by charter dated 4 Feb 1453 (O.S.?), in which he promised payments to Edouard [II] Comte de Grandpré[430].  Jacques [III] Seigneur de Hans [Grandpré] swore homage to the comte de Bar, naming among his sub-fiefholders soulloit tenir Thierry de Beuvres chevaliers de mes prédecesseurs…[et] de present les tient de moy Henry de Disquemue…la ville de Courtaumont…la ville de Malmy”, by charter dated 1456[431]Henri de Dixmude seigneur de Malmy” listed the territories within his fief to Jacques Seigneur de Hans by charter dated 27 May 1458[432].  “Henri de Dixmude” founded “une messe quotidienne dite messe d’Aure” at Sainte-Menehould by charter dated 1474[433].  Barthélemy records that “Henri de Dixmude” died “vers 1492 sans héritier de Marguerite de la Bove”, his heir being his nephew “Archambaud de Haveskerke fils de Renaud d’Haveskerke gouverneur de Rupelmonde et de Marie de Beveren” (see below)[434].  If this date of death is correct, Hendrik must have been extremely old.  Barthélemy records details of his successors at Malmy but does not discuss what happened to the Grandpré fiefs of Champigneulle and Saint-Jean[435], the implication being that Hendrik disposed of these territories before he died.  m MARGUERITE de la Bove, daughter of ---.  Barthélemy records that “Henri de Dixmude” died “vers 1492 sans héritier de Marguerite de la Bove[436]

iii)        MARIE van Beveren (-1472, bur Haveskerke).  Van de Putte records her parentage, marriage, date of death, and place of burial (no sources cited)[437]m as his second wife, REINOLD van Haverskerke, son of --- (-Nov 1472, bur Haverskerke). 

 

 

1.         REINOLD van Haverskerke, son of --- (-Nov 1472, bur Haverskerke).  Van de Putte names him “seigneur...d’Estaires, Bailleul, Clery-sur-Somme, Ruminghem, Steenbeck, Zuutberquin” and records his date of death and place of burial (no sources cited)[438].  The primary source which records his parents’ names has not been identified.  m firstly ALIDE de Mortagne dite d’Espierres, daughter of HUBERT de Mortagne Seigneur d’Espierres & his wife Alide de Crequy.  Van de Putte records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[439]m secondly MARIE van Beveren, daughter of [JAN van Beveren & his wife Isabelle Dame de Jumelles] (-1472, bur Haverskerke).  Van de Putte records her parentage, marriage, date of death, and place of burial (no sources cited)[440].  Reinold & his second wife had [three] children: 

a)         [JAN van Haverskerke .  Van de Putte names him “seigneur de Bailleul et de Bernay, maître d’hôtel de Philippe-le-Hardi”, whom he served as “page d’armes à la bataille de Poitiers”, as older son of Reinold and his second wife, adding that he married “Reinette d’Oisel” (no sources cited)[441].  If this information is correct, Jan presumably predeceased his maternal uncle as no record has been found of his succession to Dixmude.] 

b)         ARCHAMBAUD van Haverskerke (-28 May 1507, bur Dixmude).  Van de Putte records his parentage, noting his succession as Seigneur de Dixmude[442].  Barthélemy names “Archambaud de Haveskerke fils de Renaud d’Haveskerke gouverneur de Rupelmonde et de Marie de Beveren” as heir of his maternal uncle “Henri de Dixmude” (see above)[443].  Charters dated Feb 1481 (N.S.), 1501 and 1502 name “mer Archebout van Aveskerke, heere van Dixmude” as “seigneur de Dixmude”, “Archembault van Haveskerke ruddere”, and “Archembault ruddere heere van Dixmuide, van Watewe” respectively[444].  An epitaph at Dixmude (destroyed in 1794) recorded the burial of “Arcembaldus de Haveskerke...miles et dominus temporalis Dixmudensis, Watou et Jumelles” who died 28 May 1507[445]m MATHILDE de Barbançon heiress of Erquelines and Bièvene, daughter of JEAN de Barbançon Seigneur d’Erquelines et de Bièvene & his wife Mathilde de Ruimont.  Van de Putte records her parentage and marriage, noting her supposed descendants (which contradicts other indications that Archembaud died childless) (no sources cited)[446]

c)         ANTOINETTE van Haverskerke .  Van de Putte names “Antonia van Haverskerke” as daughter of Marie and her husband, noting her marriage to “Jean Sacquespée seigneur d’Escourt, Baudemont etc” (no sources cited)[447].  On the next page, Van de Putte contradicts himself by naming Antonia as the daughter of “Archembaud[448].  A different perspective is provided by Van de Putte in his 1861 work, where he names “Pierre seigneur de Dixmude” as son of Archembaud who is named above, and father of a second Archembaud and of Antoinette (no sources cited)[449].  No primary source has been identified to confirm which version is correct, but the death of Antoinette’s son-in-law in 1518 suggests insufficient time for an additional generation in the Haverskerke family.  Van de Putte records the succession of her son Antoine (died 26 Oct 1518) as Seigneur de Dixmude and provides details of the descendants of his brother and heir Guillaume de Sacquespée (died 18 Dec 1549) who inherited Dixmude (no sources cited)[450]m JEAN de Sacquespée Seigneur d’Escout [en Artois], son of ---.  Van de Putte provides some background concerning his family[451].  Béthune’s edition of the manuscript of Flanders epitaphs records entries at Dixmude for the Sacquespée family[452]

 

 

The precise relationships between the following persons and the Beveren/Dixmude family have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         JAN van Dixmude/Beveren (-[Aug 1367/1381]).  Van de Putte names “Henri de Dixmude…conseiller privé du comte Louis de Male en 1363” and “Jean de Dixmude sire de Beveren…honoré des mêmes fonctions par le dit comte en 1366” (no source citation)[453]It is unclear how Jan could have been “sire de Beveren” assuming the proposed sale of the castle of Beveren, recorded in the 4 Sep 1335 charter cited above, was finalised.  “Ian van Beveren” sealed a charter dated Aug 1367 which records revenue paid to him by “[le] comte et...la comtesse de Clèves, par le receveur du pays de Malines[454]Jan is named as deceased in the 1381 record of his wife quoted below.  m WILHELMINA van Straten Vrauw van den Torre, daughter of --- (-after 1381).  A list of property holders at Bruges in 1365 includes vrauwe Willemine [van Straten], vrouwe van den Torre, uxor here Jan van Bevere[455]A list of property holders at Bruges in 1381 includes vrauwe Wilgemine van Straten, vrauwe vanden Torre, wedewe met Jans van Bevre[456]

 

2.         RENIER van Beveren (-after 1374).  “Reinere de Beveren” sealed a charter dated 1374[457]

 

3.         JAN van Dixmude (-after [1384/86], maybe 1412).  A list of knights in Flanders dated 1384/86 includes “mer Diederic van Dixmude...mer Jan van Dixmude[458].  Van de Putte records that “Jean de Dixmude mourut d’une maladie épidémique” in 1412 (no sources cited)[459]

 

4.         MARIE van Dixmude (-after 13 Jul 1440).  Van de Putte records Marie as “fille de Michel et de Denise Schattin” (no source citation), but misrecords her death in 1404 (which contradicts the other sources cited below)[460]In his 1861 work, Van de Putte suggests a reconstruction of her branch of the family[461]Vrouw van Denterghem.  A charter dated 29 Oct 1409 names “Marie van Dixmude, vrouwe van Denterghem, wedue van Pieter van den Zijpe” and her children[462].  A charter dated 4 Sep 1426 names “Marie van Dixmude, vrouwe van Denterghem ende van Wasiers, wedue mer Pieter van den Zijpe[463].  A charter dated 13 Jul 1440 names “Marie van Dixemude, wedue van mer Pieter van der Sijpe ridder[464]m PIETER van den Zijpe, son of --- (-before 29 Oct 1409). 

 

 

1.         PIETER van Dixmude .  He is named as father of Joos in the epitaph quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Pieter’s wife is not known.  Pieter & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOOS van Dixmude (-Oct 1508, bur Gent St Niklaas).  Knight of St John of Jerusalem: a list of ships at Ypres dated 1466 includes “her Joos van Dixmude rudder van Hierusalem[465].  An epitaph at Gent St Niklaas records “Joos van Dixmuyde, filius Pieters, rudder des Helichs Grafs” who died Oct 1508[466]

 

 

In his 1842 work, Van de Putte records that a branch of the family of the châtelains de Dixmude “paraît être établie à Ypres” and names numerous family members recorded at Ypres (connections have not been found with the persons named below)[467].  By way of background, he cites a chronicle of events ending in 1436 written by Jan van Dixmude canon at Ypres Saint-Martin (who was, according to Lambin who edited the chronicle, the son of “Jakob van Dixmude [living 1407] en van Clare Vondelinc”, grandson of “Wouter”, and great-grandson of “Jacob van Dixmude…en van de vrouw van Oostervant” this last-named Jacob being named in sources at Ypres dated 1316, 1338, 1339 and 1340) which recounts the descendants of “Henrik van Beveren, gezegd van Dixmude, zoon van Diederik den VII [named “Dirk [IV]” above]…en zynen zoon Jan” who, according to Lambin, were named in sources of “Onze-Lieve-Vrouw te Ypre” dated between 1290 and 1330[468].  Lambin says that the chronicle’s author was nephew of “Pieter van Dixmude” who in 1381 donated property to Ypres Saint-Martin where his arms were displayed quartering the arms of “Oostervant, de Steenbrugghe, de Morbeke, de Hondecoutre, de la Woestyne, de Bouwenkercke, Bryde, de Wale, de Voocht, van Halewyn, de Bourgogne, de Ramecourt, de Stavele, van Waelscappel, van der Gracht, de la Cornhuuse, van Oultre, enz[469].  The origin of Lambin’s information is unclear as the chronicle itself records regional political events and provides no details concerning the history of the Beveren/Dixmude family.  In his 1861 work, Van de Putte suggests a reconstruction of the Ypres branch of the family[470].  Béthune’s edition of the 16th century manuscript of epitaphs in Flanders includes numerous entries at Ypres relating to this branch of the Dixmude family[471]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE]

 

 

Gavre (Gavere in Flemish) is located south of the city of Kortrijk [Courtrai] in the present-day Belgian province of West Flanders.  Goethals (who studied the family in great detail in the mid-19th century, with mixed results for the earlier generations) says that, in medieval times, Gavre was situated in the county of Aalst and notes confusion with another place of the same name near Halluin on the present-day Belgian/French border[472]

 

 

 

A.      HEREN van GAVRE [GAVERE]

 

 

1.         RASO [I] [van Gavre] (-[after 1060]).  "…Rasonis…" signed the charter dated 1034 under which "Heimericus de Lophen" donated "hereditatem meam in pago Bracbantense in villa Berda vel Cuckenbeca" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[473].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1040 under which "Imma de Laren cum filia sua Diduuara" submitted themselves to Saint-Pierre de Gand[474].  “…Rasonis de Gavera…” subscribed the charter dated May 1047 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Marciennes abbey[475].  "…Razonis…" signed the charter dated 1060 under which "femina Godelif" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[476]

 

2.         JAN van Gavre (-after 13 Sep 1083).  "…Joannes de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 13 Sep 1083 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai donated "Altare de Huneghem" to Gand Saint-Pierre[477]

 

 

[Two siblings], parents not known: 

1.         RASO [II] van Gavre (-after 1 Feb 1117).  "…Razonis de Gavara, Ansboldi nepotis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1073] under which "Walterus de Afsna" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[478].  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Raso de Gavra…"[479].  "…Razonis de Gauera, Rothardi de Sotengem, Razonis de Melne…" signed the charter dated 1090 under which "Duum cum filiabus Folquif et Oda et Ingelrad" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[480].  "…Walteri de Sottengem, Rasonis de Gavra…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Willelmus de Bethunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathildis uxor mea" granted rights to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[481].  "Galterus custos Teruanensis, Haket castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldwinus de Alost, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1115 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey, with the consent of "Adam, Formosellenis castelli tunc domino"[482].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[483]

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

a)         ANSBOLD .  "…Razonis de Gavara, Ansboldi nepotis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1073] under which "Walterus de Afsna" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[484]

 

 

1.         RASO [III] van Gavre (-killed in battle 27 Jun 1149).  "…Razo de Gaveren…" witnessed the charter dated 7 Jul 1123 under which "Hugo de Sancto Paulo cognomen habens Campdaveine" donated property to the monastery of Bourbourg, in the presence of Charles Count of Flanders[485].  "…Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[486].  "Razonis de Gavere, Razonis filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1130 under which "Heleuuif cum Berta sorore mea" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[487].  "…Simonis de Oisy…Razonis de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1139 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut granted rights to the Knights Templars[488].  "Rasonis de Gavera …" witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep 1139 under which "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand[489].  [“Gertrudis castellana Montensis” donated “allodium...apud Inferiorem Eham et apud Maternam et apud Wolverkerke” to Eename abbey, with the consent of “...Razone de Gavera...”, by undated charter[490].   It is uncertain whether this document refers to Raso [III] or Raso [IV].]  m ---.  The name of Raso’s wife is not known.  Raso [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RASO [IV] van Gavre (-killed in battle Raucourt [1150]).  "Razonis de Gavere, Razonis filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1130 under which "Heleuuif cum Berta sorore mea" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[491].  “Willelmi de Boular, Arnoldi de Aldenarde, Rasonis de Gauere, Arnoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed “terra...Oedevelt...et...silva...Meentocht” to Gand Saint-Pierre[492].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" was killed "in obsidione [Roncort]" during the war between Thierry Count of Flanders and “comite Hanoniensi[493]m (after 1137) as her second husband, EVA de Chièvres, widow of GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont, daughter and heiress of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida --- (-after her third husband).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Rasso de Gaura" married "Damison de Cirvia" after the death of “Egidii de Cin[494].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the property of Saint-Ghislain, including the donation of “unum mansum in Bovingis” made by "Domina Æva quæ cognominatur Domoisuns" for the soul of "viri sui Ægidii", by charter dated 1143[495].  She married thirdly ([1150]) Nicholas [III] Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny.  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[496].  “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Saint-Ghislain (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[497].  Raso [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          RASO [V] van Gavre (-[1186/90]).  "…Razonis de Gauera…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[498].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[499]

-         see below

ii)         GUIDO van Gavre .  “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[500]

iii)        BERTHA van Gavre ([1140/50]-after 1202).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Berta, Rassonis de Gauris et Damisoni de Cirvia filia" as wife of "Eustacium [filium Eustachii de Ruez…senior]"[501].  “Nobilis mulier domina Berta de Morlenwes” donated part “allodii sui...ei hereditario jure pervenerat in territorio de Montegni” to Cambron, with the consent of “filii sui Eustachii domini de Rodio”, by charter dated 1202[502]m EUSTACHE [II] du Rœulx, son of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz (-1186, bur Rœulx Saint-Feuillien). 

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre (-after 1155).  “Willelmi de Boular, Arnoldi de Aldenarde, Rasonis de Gauere, Arnoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed “terra...Oedevelt...et...silva...Meentocht” to Gand Saint-Pierre[503].  "…Arnulfus de Gavera…" signed the charter dated to [1150] under which the abbot of Vicogne records donations made to the abbey[504].  “...Arnulphus de Gavra...” subscribed the charter dated 1154 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed various properties to the church of Cambron[505].  "…Arnulfi de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1155 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Saint-Ghislain and "dominum Gossewinum de Montibus"[506]

 

 

RASO [V] van Gavre, son of RASO [IV] van Gavre & his wife Eva de Chièvres (-[1186/90])"…Razonis de Gauera…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders approved the privileges of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[507].  “Domina Eva de Cirvia que dicitur Domisons” donated “medietatem ville...Erbisul” to Ghislenghien (founded by “genitricis nostre Ide”), for the soul of “viri sui Razonis de Gavara”, by charter dated 1161, signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[508].  "…Razonis de Gavere…" signed the charter dated 1163 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[509].  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[510].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Iacobus de Avethnis, Egidius de Sancto Oberto, Rasso de Gaura" among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut at the siege of "castrum Bretenghes" [Brettingen] in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172 in a later passage[511].  "…Roberti advocate Bethunie, Rassonis de Gavera, Rogeri Curtracensis castellani…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders donated revenue to the church of Notre-Dame de Capelle[512].  "Razo de Gavera…comitis Flandriæ pincerna" donated property "apud Hollebeccam…Huppesrot" to Ninove by charter dated 1179[513].  “Razo de Gavera” donated property to Ninove abbey by charter dated 27 Mar 1186[514].  "…Razonis de Gavera…" signed the charter dated Nov 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that "Euerardus castellanus Tornacensi" had donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[515]

m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Razo de Gavera…Flandrensis comitis pincerna…cum uxore sua Magtilde" donated "terram…apud Holebecam" to Ninove by charter dated 1166[516]

Raso [V] & his wife had two children: 

1.         RASO [VI] van Gavre (-after 1212).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[517]Willelmus de Betunia dominus de Tenremonde et Mathilde uxor mea” granted privileges to Gand Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1193, witnessed by "…Walteri de Sottinghem, Rasonis de Gavera…"[518].  "Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[519].  “Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[520].  “Dominus Raso de Gavera et Clarissia eius uxor et eorum filii Raso junior, Arnulfus et Philippus” transferred their rights “in allodio Geldonie” [Jodoigne] to Henri I Duke of Brabant by charter dated 1208[521].  "Razo dominus de Gavera et de Lidekerka" donated rights "in decima de Lumbecca et de Strithem" to Ninove by charter dated 1209[522].  “Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[523].  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[524].  "Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[525]m CLARICE, daughter of --- (-after 1208).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[526].  "Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[527].  “Razo de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ” donated property to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clariciæ", by charter dated Aug 1201[528].  “Dominus Raso de Gavera et Clarissia eius uxor et eorum filii Raso junior, Arnulfus et Philippus” transferred their rights “in allodio Geldonie” [Jodoigne] to Henri I Duke of Brabant by charter dated 1208[529].  Thierry d’Orjo suggests that last charter indicates that Clarice may have been Clarice de Montaigu, daughter of of Godefroi Comte de Montaigu, de Clermont et de Duras & his wife Juliane de Duras, on the basis that Jodoigne was the property of Clarice de Montaigu’s mother[530].  Raso [VI] & his wife had four children: 

a)         RASO [VII] van Gavre (-before 1214).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[531]Seigneur de Chièvres: Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[532]Heer van Boulaere: Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[533]

-        see below

b)         ARNOUT (-before Oct 1249).  “Dominus Raso de Gavera et Clarissia eius uxor et eorum filii Raso junior, Arnulfus et Philippus” transferred their rights “in allodio Geldonie” [Jodoigne] to Henri I Duke of Brabant by charter dated 1208[534].  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[535].  "Galterus de Sottengem et uxor mea Ricaldis" donated property "in parochia de Felseca" to Ninove by charter dated 1212, another charter dated 1212 recording that "Arnoldus de Aldenardo" confirmed the donations made by "dominus Galterus de Sotengem de consensu matris meæ Ricaldis" signed by "Razonis de Gavera et Arnoldi filii sui, Walteri de Sotengem et Oliveri fratris eius…"[536]

-        HEREN van SCHORISSE [ESCORNAIX][537]

c)         FILIP (-[1219/Oct 1221]).  “Dominus Raso de Gavera et Clarissia eius uxor et eorum filii Raso junior, Arnulfus et Philippus” transferred their rights “in allodio Geldonie” [Jodoigne] to Henri I Duke of Brabant by charter dated 1208[538].  “Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[539]

d)         BRIGITTE van Gavre .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m FASTRE de Ligne Seigneur de Montreuil, son of --- (-after Feb 1246). 

2.         RASO (-after 1195).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[540].  "Razo de Gavera" donated "totam decimam de Lidekerca…" to Ninove, with the consent of "uxore mea Claricia et liberis meis et Razone fratre meo", by charter dated 1195[541]

 

 

RASO [VII] van Gavre, son of RASO [VI] van Gavre & his wife Clarice --- (-before 1214).  "Razo de Gavera et uxor eius Claricia et frater eius Razo et filius eius itidem Razo" donated property "de allodio Lidekercensi ipsa Liedekerka ecclesia" to Ninove by charter dated 1190[542]Seigneur de Chièvres: R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils”, and by “Hugues de Florennes du consentement de Nicolas précité et de Béatrix sa mère”, by charter dated 1208, witnessed by “...Walterus de Gavera, Albricus de Cirvia, Gozuinus de Lidekerke[543].  “Dominus Raso de Gavera et Clarissia eius uxor et eorum filii Raso junior, Arnulfus et Philippus” transferred their rights “in allodio Geldonie” [Jodoigne] to Henri I Duke of Brabant by charter dated 1208[544].  “Eustachius dominus de Ruez” donated “Heriermes...de Lens...de Chirvia” to Cambron, in the presence of “plurium nobilium virorum parentum meorum...domini Rassonis senioris de Gavera et Rassonis junioris filii sui, domini de Chirvia, Hogonis de Florines, Gerardi de Gauche, Godefridi de Winchi et Egidii de Hallut”, by charter dated 13 Aug 1210[545]Heer van Boulaere.  Razo de Gavera comitis Flandriæ pincerna” confirmed the donation of property "in Breedenbroc" made by "filius meus Arnoldus" to Ninove abbey, with the consent of "filiis meis Razone de Bouleir et Philippo fratre suo", by charter dated 1212[546].  “Razo dominus de Cirvia” confirmed the donation to Alne made by “Nicolas de Montegni et Henri son fils du consentement de Sara épouse du premier et mère du second” by charter dated 1212[547]

m ([1207]) as her third husband, ALIX van Boelare Vrouw van Boelare, widow firstly of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel and secondly of GILLES [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies, daughter of NIKOLAAS van Boelare [Boulers] & his wife Ada de Rœulx (-after Mar [1239]).  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[548].  “Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238 (O.S.?)[549]

Raso [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         RASO [IX] van Gavre ([1207/14]-).  The existence of this person is confirmed by the chronology of Jeanne de Wavrin, wife of Raso [XI] his presumed son, who could not have been the wife of this Raso [IX].  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[550].  “Rasse de Gavre et Hugues de Rumigni seigneurs de Chièvres” approved the donation to Chièvres made by “maître Gérard...curé de Chièvres” by charter dated 1230[551].  “Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[552]m ---.  The name of Raso’s wife is not known.  Raso [IX] & his wife had children: 

a)         RASO [XI] van Gavre )Heer van Gavre, Seigneur de Chièvres.  m JEANNE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune (after 1244-).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom one daughter married “monsr Rason de Gaure[553].  Raso [XI] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RASO [XIII] van Gavre (-[26 Apr 1300/27 May 1301]).  Heer van Gavre, Seigneur de Chièvres.  Le chevalier Rasse de Gavre et Béatrix son épouse” sold rights in “la paroisse d’Eckerghem” to the town of Gent by charter dated Aug 1274[554].  “Rasse Sire de Gavre” received payment from “Jean de la Pire” for a horse by charter dated 26 Apr 1300[555]m (before Feb 1273) BEATRIX van Strijen, daughter of --- (-after 1282).  “Le chevalier Rasse de Gavre et Béatrix son épouse” sold rights in “la paroisse d’Eckerghem” to the town of Gent by charter dated Aug 1274[556]Raso [XIII] & his wife had children: 

(a)       RASSO [XV] van Gavre (-before 1300)m ELEONORE de Saint-Omer Ctss de Faucquemberghe, daughter of GUILLAUME Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Eléonore de Varennes (-after 1318).  An order of parlement dated 1365, relating to a dispute concerning the county of Faucquemberghe and châtellenie of Saint-Omer, records that Guillaume [de Saint-Omer] had married "filiam domini de Varenis" and had "filia…Alienor" who married "domino de Gaure" by whom she had "Beatrix uxor quondam dicti defensoris [=Roberto domino de Fienlis consanguineo nostro constabulario Franciæ]"[557].  Rasso [XV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       BEATRIX de Gavre ([1300]-before 12 Dec 1363).  An order of parlement dated 1365, relating to a dispute concerning the county of Faucquemberghe and châtellenie of Saint-Omer, records that Guillaume [de Saint-Omer] had married "filiam domini de Varenis" and had "filia…Alienor" who married "domino de Gaure" by whom she had "Beatrix uxor quondam dicti defensoris [=Roberto domino de Fienlis consanguineo nostro constabulario Franciæ]"[558].  m as his first wife, ROBERT de Fiennes Seigneur de Tingry, son of JEAN de Fiennes Seigneur de Tingry & his wife Isabelle de Flandre ([1308/09]-[1384]). 

(b)       BEATRIX van Gavre (-4 Jul [1315])Vrouw van Gavre, Dame de Chièvres.  m (1286) GUY [IX] Seigneur de Laval et de Vitré, son of GUY [VIII] de Laval Seigneur de Laval et de Vitré & his first wife Isabelle de Beaumont [en-Gâtinas] (-Landravan 22 Jan 1333, bur Abbaye de Clermont)

ii)         ISABELLE van Gavre (-after 1289)m GILBERT [III] van Zotteghem, son of --- (-after 1276).  

b)         JAN van Gavre .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Hellins [de Waurin]...li ainsnés des filz...Robert” married secondly, after the death of his first wife, “la fille monseignour Guill de Bethune qui avoit esté femme le chastelain de Lisle” and had “i fil...Robers et pluseurs filles”, of whom the fourth daughter married “messires Jehans de Gaure, freres monsr Rasson[559]m --- de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [II] de Wavrin & his second wife Mathilde de Béthune. 

c)         --- de Gavre .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Michaël” son of "Hugo patri succedens in terra de Antoing et de Espinoit" and his wife married “sorore domini Rassonis de Liedekerke[560]m as his first wife MICHEL Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his first wife Philippa de Harnes ([1230?]-1269 or before). 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van SCHORISSE [SEIGNEURS d’ESCORNAIX]

 

 

1.         JEAN de Gavre (-1310)Goethals confuses him with Jan van Gavre “van den Eyghen”, son of Raso [X] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke (see below)[561].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix].  An epitaph at Oudenaarde records the burial of “Jan de Gavre sire d’Escornaij” who died 1301 [?] and “Willemine de Wavrin sa femme[562]m WILHELMINE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Croisilles.  Guy Count of Flanders granted revenue from la terre de Wavrin, appartenante à ladite Wilhelmine” to “Jean de Gavre Sire d’Escornay et à madame Willelmine sa femme” by charter dated 17 Oct 1298[563].  An epitaph at Oudenaarde records the burial of “Jan de Gavre sire d’Escornaij” who died 1301 [?] and “Willemine de Wavrin sa femme[564].  Jean & his wife had children: 

a)         ARNAUD de Gavre (-after 31 Mar 1336)Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [565].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix]. 

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ARNAUD de Gavre, son of JEAN de Gavre Seigneur d’Escornaix & his wife Wilhelmine de Wavrin (-after 31 Mar 1336).  Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [566].  Heer van Schorisse [Seigneur d’Escornaix].  An epitaph at Oudenaarde records the burial of “Arnout de Gavre chlr seigneur d’Escornaij” who died 18 Sep 1316 [?] and “Cathelijne de Rode dame d’Escornaij et d’Asschove” who died 12 Mar 1314 [?][567]

m CATHERINE de Rodes, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information [568]An epitaph at Oudenaarde records the burial of “Arnout de Gavre chlr seigneur d’Escornaij” who died 18 Sep 1316 [?] and “Cathelijne de Rode dame d’Escornaij et d’Asschove” who died 12 Mar 1314 [?][569]

Arnaud & his wife had children:

1.         ARNAUD de Gavre (-1 May 1418).  Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information [570].  Baron d’Escornaix 1378.  m ELISABETH van Gistel, daughter of ROGER van Gistel Heer van Straete & his wife Elisabeth [Margareta] van Dudzeele (-after 1398).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[571]A charter dated 1398 names “vrauwe Ysabel van Ghistele, twijf mins heere van Schorsche” as holder of “Ter Quinten” in Sint-Walburga parish, held from Veurne[572]Arnaud & his wife had children: 

a)         ARNAUD de Gavre (-1469).  Baron d’Escornaix.  m MARIE d’Aumont Dame de Bracle et de Salardinghe, daughter of PIERRE dit Hutin Seigneur d’Aumont & his third wife Jeanne de Mello Dame de Cléry, de Saint-Amand, de Chapes, de Polisy et de Germigny (-1463).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[573]Arnaud & his wife had children:

i)          ARNAUD de Gavre (-11 Sep 1476, bur Escornaix)Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information[574].  Baron d’Escornaix.  An epitaph at Escornaix records “Arnould de Gavre chevalier seigneur d’Escornaix, de Dieudonné, de Faye” who died 11 Sep 1476 and “Sibille de Ligne, dame d’Escornaix, de Romagies et de Fayel” who died 26 Jul “1418” [error][575]m SIBYLLE de Ligne, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- Dame de Barbançon (-26 Jul 1468, bur Escornaix).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[576]An epitaph at Escornaix records “Arnould de Gavre chevalier seigneur d’Escornaix, de Dieudonné, de Faye” who died 11 Sep 1476 and “Sibille de Ligne, dame d’Escornaix, de Romagies et de Fayel” who died 26 Jul “1418” [error][577]Arnaud & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JACQUELINE de Gavre (-Portugal 16 Mar 1503, bur Escornaix)Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing any source which confirms the information[578]An epitaph at Escornaix records “Jacqueline de Gavre douairière de Sotteghem, dame d’Escornaix, Romagies...veuve du...seigneur Jean de Luxembourg seigneur dudit lieu” who died 16 Mar 1503 in Portugal[579]m JEAN de Luxembourg Heer van Zotteghem, son of THIBAUT de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes & his wife Philippotte de Melun (-Portugal 17 Apr 1485). 

ii)         JEANNE de Gavre (-29 May 1478, bur Deize).  Dame d’Escornaix, de Bracle et de Salardinghe.  Brassart records her parentage and marriage without citing the sources on which the information is based[580].  An epitaph at Deinze, near Gent records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier seigneur de Montigny et de Santes fondateur de cette église et Jeanne d’Escornaix dame de Bracle et Salardinghe sa femme”, providing brief biographical details, who died 15 Mar 1476 and 29 May 1478 respectively[581]m ([1436]) SIMON de Lalaing Seigneur de Montigny, son of OSTE de Lalaing & his wife Yolande de Barbançon Dame de Hantes (-15 Mar 1477, bur Deinze). 

b)         ROGER de Gavre (-21 Oct 1456, bur Gheerdtsberghe).  A charter dated 26 May 1425 records the marriage of “mer Roegier van Schoresse, zoen van wijlen mer Aernout van Gavere, heer in sinen levene van Scoerisse” and “joncvrauwe Johane vanden Bysdome, weduwe Gheraert van de Zijpe[582].  “Jan van Massemen heer van Kalken” acted as guarantor for “de broers Gerard en Rogier van Gavere-Schorisse” in a charter dated 20 Dec 1433[583].  An epitaph at Gheerdtsberghe records the burial of “Rogier de Gavre d’Escornaij chlr sr de Hoornebeke” who died 21 Oct 1456, a note adding that “hij quarteleert met Ghistelle (ghebroken met Luxrmbourch au premier canton)” (not yet explained)[584]m ([26 May 1425]) as her second husband, JOHANNA vanden Bysdome, widow of GERARD van de Zijpe, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 26 May 1425 records the marriage of “mer Roegier van Schoresse, zoen van wijlen mer Aernout van Gavere, heer in sinen levene van Scoerisse” and “joncvrauwe Johane vanden Bysdome, weduwe Gheraert van de Zijpe[585]

c)         GERARD de Gavre (-1466)Goethals records his parentage without citing any source which confirms the information[586]A document dated 3 Apr 1425 names “mer Gheraerd van Scoresse here van Mourcourt, Berchem rnfr Ayshove” and “vrouwe Mergriete van Steenhuse vrouwe [van Aishove][587].  “Jan van Massemen heer van Kalken” acted as guarantor for “de broers Gerard en Rogier van Gavere-Schorisse” in a charter dated 20 Dec 1433[588].  Seigneur de Morcourt-sur-Somme.  Seigneur de Beveren et de Nockere.  Seigneur de Berchem.  The Marquis de Trazegnies records Arnaud’s date of death[589]m (22 Jun 1408) MARGARETA van Steenhuize Vrouw van Aischove, daughter of AREND van Steenhuize-Zwevegem & his first wife Catherine de Rochefort [Walcourt] (-after 1466).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage, marriage date, and her husband’s parentage[590].  A document dated 10 Jul 1406 names “Mergriete van Steenhuse...joncvrauwe van Ayshove” and “mer Arend van Steenhuse vader vande vors joncvrauwe[591].  A document dated 1415 names “Guerard d’Escournay escuier” and “damoiselle Mergriete de Steenhuse dame de Aeyshove sa femme, bourgeois et bourgeoise de Gand[592].  A document dated 3 Apr 1425 names “mer Gheraerd van Scoresse here van Mourcourt, Berchem rnfr Ayshove” and “vrouwe Mergriete van Steenhuse vrouwe [van Aishove][593].  “Margareta van Steenhuize en haar echtgenoot Geeraard van Mourcourt, Berchem, Ayshove en Machelen” surrendered Zwevegem to Philippe III Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 1447[594].  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her husband’s date of death and that Margareta survived him[595]

-        HEREN van BEVEREN, VICOMTES d’EREBODEGHEM[596]

d)         JEANNE de Gavre ).  Espinoy records that Victor de Flandre married “Dame Jenne de Gauere fille aisnée de Messire Arnould de Gauere Baron d’Escornaix...la Dame de Cramoisis et Lannays”, widow of “Messire Pierre Doemont chevalier Seigneur de Cramoisis, Doemont, Noeufville, Berticourt”, by contract dated 1420 “les terres et Baronies de Praet et de la Woestine” to his illegitimate son “Messire Louys de Flandres dit le Frizon” (no source cited)[597].  A manuscript records that “Victor de Flandres chevalier fils naturel de...Loys de Male Comte de Flandre” married “Dame Jehenne de Gavre dict d’Escornets et de Launois...” in 1420[598]Goethals records her parentage, two marriages, the parents of her husbands, without citing any source which confirms the information[599]m firstly PIERRE d’Aumont Seigneur de Cramoisy, son of PIERRE dit Hutin Seigneur d’Aumont & his second wife Jacqueline de Châtillon Dame de Cramoisy.  m secondly (15 Sep 1420) VICTOR de Flandre Seigneur d’Ursele et de Wesseghem, illegitimate son of LOUIS II “de Mâle” Count of Flanders & his mistress --- (-1442). 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van LIEDEKERKE

 

 

According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Raso [VIII] van Gavre was a younger son of Raso [VI] van Gavre and his wife Clarice (see above)[600].  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  The charter dated Jan 1232 quoted below confirms that the father of Raso [VIII] was called Raso but there is no confirmation of his mother’s identity.  Giving the same name to two brothers was unusual in medieval times (sometimes when they were born to different mothers), but not unknown and in the case of certain families (for example Reuß and Schwarzburg in Thuringia) developed as a tradition.  No other cases have yet been identified in the Gavre family. 

 

1.         RASO [VIII] van Gavre (-1241)Heer van Gavre: "Razzo dominus de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ et…Sophia uxor eius" founded "capellaniam in castro nostro apud Lidekerke" for Ninove, and confirmed donations made by "bonæ memoriæ Razzo dominus de Gavera pater mei Razzonis", by charter dated Jan 1232[601].  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[602].  “Rasse seigneur de Gavre” donated harvest to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself “[son]...épouse Sophie, de leurs enfants...”, by charter dated Aug 1232[603]m ([1208?]) SOPHIE van Breda, daughter of GODEFRID [II] Heer van Breda & his wife Lutgarde van Cuyk (-after Aug 1232).  Europäische Stammtafeln dates her marriage “um 1208[604].  If that is correct, Sophie 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[605].  Sophie’s inclusion in this document suggests that she was not yet married at the time, although the birth date of her oldest son suggests that she married soon afterwards.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 30 Mar 1257 under which “Raso miles dominus de Liedkerke tutor Henrici legitimi heredis de Breda” granted “terram...Agger” to “Henrico militi dicto Buffel” recording the conditions imposed by “Henricus bone memorie avunculus noster dominus de Breda[606].  "Razzo dominus de Gavera pincerna Flandriæ et…Sophia uxor eius" founded "capellaniam in castro nostro apud Lidekerke" for Ninove, and confirmed donations made by "bonæ memoriæ Razzo dominus de Gavera pater mei Razzonis", by charter dated Jan 1232[607].  “Rasse seigneur de Gavre” donated harvest to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself “[son]...épouse Sophie, de leurs enfants...”, by charter dated Aug 1232[608].  Raso [VIII] & his wife had children: 

a)         RASO [X] (-27 Feb 1291).  "Razo de Gavera cum filio meo Razone" donated revenue from "Bouchout" to Ninove by charter dated to 1232[609]Heer van LiedekerkeRasso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercka” named “Arnulphus miles frater meus” in a charter dated mid-May 1244[610]"Razo dominus de Lidekerka" certified that he had sold land "jacentis contra villam de Iderghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "Margaretæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated 1248[611].  “Raso dominus de Lydekerke tutor Henrici directi heredis Heinrici bone memorie domini de Breda” granted “terram...Nuescakersloc” to “Balduino militi filio Popponis de Stauenisse” by charter dated 25 Jun 1255, sealed by “nobilis Ysabele matris Heinrici predicti domini de Breda[612].  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[613].  “Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[614]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[615].  The primary source which confirms his date of death has not been identified.  m MARGUERITE d’Enghien, daughter of SOHIER Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem (-[1291]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[616].  "Razo dominus de Lidekerka" certified that he had sold land "jacentis contra villam de Iderghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "Margaretæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated 1248[617].  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[618].  “Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[619].  Raso [X] & his wife had children: 

i)          RASO [XII] van Gavre ([1235/45]-23 Nov [1307])The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[620]Heer van Liedekerke.  Heer van Breda. 

-         see below

ii)         SIGER de Gavre ([1240/50?]-after 24 Nov 1299)His parentage is confirmed by the late Aug 1281 charter quoted below under his wife.  Seigneur de Beaufort: [Monseigneur] Sohier Seigneur de Beaufort...Monseigneur Rasson de Gavre Seigneur de Liedekerke...” subscribed the charter dated Sep 1280 under which Jean Bishop of Liège confirmed that “feu messire Nicolas de Fontaines” had granted payments “sur les fiefs de Landelhies et de Moregnies” to “Mahial et Isabelle filles de feu monseigneur Bauduin de Henin chevalier[621]Seigneur de “Crutbeke”:  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[622].  Goethals records that Siger and his son Raso signed a charter dated 24 Nov 1299[623]m ([Jul 1274/Sep 1280]) SOPHIE de Beaufort, daughter of HENRI Seigneur de Beaufort & his wife Beatrix de Haneffe (-after Aug 1281).  “Beatrix relicte de jadis Henry seigneur de Beaufort chevalier, comme aussy mademoiselle Clemence fille dudit seigneur Henry...mademoiselle Sophie fille ainée du souvent dit Henry” donated “la disme de Benz, de Beaufort et de Gyvres” to Solières by charter dated Jul 1274[624].  “Sohier chevalier et sire de Bialfort et Soffie de Bialfort femme a devant dit Sohier” confirmed that “messires Ernus qui jadis fut chevalier et sire de Bialfort” had during his lifetime donated “la disme...de Bialfort et de Benz, de Gievres” to Solières, with the consent of “ses oirs...monsagneur Henry chevalier, Ernus et Wathier si freres et Clemence lor sœure”, by charter dated late Aug 1281, sealed by “Saingnor Rasson chevalier jadit seigneur de Liedekerke, saingnor Sohier chevalier jadit seigneur de Bialfort et dame Soffie dame de Bialfort jadite femme et epouse a dit seignur Sohier[625].  Siger & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RASO van Gavre (-after 24 Nov 1299)Goethals records that Siger and his son Raso signed a charter dated 24 Nov 1299[626].  Seigneur de Beaufort.  m as her first husband, CECILE de Hamal, daughter of --- ([1280/90?]-after 9 Sep 1321).  Borman records that “Rase de Liedekerke dit de Beaufort écuyer sire de Beaufort” married “Cécile de Hamal (sœur d’Eustache)” who married secondly “Jean le Soris[627].  Her possible date of birth is suggested by the chronology of her first husband’s family.  She married secondly Jean le Soris.  Cécile de Hamal, widow of Jean le Soris, with “Henri le Beau son mambour”, listed fiefs inherited from her [second] husband by charter dated 9 Sep 1321[628].  Raso & his wife had five children: 

(1)       JAN van Gavre (-after 27 Jul 1330).  Seigneur de Beaufort.  Borman & Poncelet record his parentage[629].  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly Saingnors de Beafort” sold “leur terre al Conte de Namur[630].  Borman records that “Jean de Beaufort fils de Rasson” sold Beaufort to Florent Berthout Heer van Mechelen by charter dated 15 Apr 1327, that Florent sold it to Jean de Flandre Comte de Namur in the same year, and that a charter dated 27 Jul 1330 records the final receipt delivered to Jan van Gavre[631].  “Florent Berthout sire de Malines” declared having bought “la maison et terre de Beaufort” from “Jean de Beaufort fils de Rasson”, noting that he had sold them to “son cousin Godefroid fils du comte de Vianden”, and that since then he had consented to their transfer to “Gilotial de Fanchon bourgeois de Huy”, by charter dated 15 Apr 1327[632].  “Gilotial dit de Fauchon fils de Gilon de Fauchon échevin de Huy” sold “le château, le village, la seigneurie et la terre de Beaufort”, which he had acquired from “Godefroid fils de feu le comte de Vianden, du consentement de Jean Berthout seigneur de Malines”, to “Jean sire de Saul chevalier et à Gauthier de Juppleu bailli du comte de Namur, pour et au nom du comte de Namur” by charter dated 9 Jul 1327[633].  “Enguerrand de Branchon bailli du comte de Namur” declared that payment had been made by “feu Jean de Flandre comte de Namur” for “des maison, terre et appartenances de Beaufort”, in the presence of “...Jean de Beaufort écuyer”, by charter dated 27 Jul 1330[634]

(2)       JULIANE de Beaufort (-after 8 Aug 1343).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly Saingnors de Beafort” sold “leur terre al Conte de Namur”, adding that “qui orent dois sereurs, dont ly une fut mariée à monssaingnor Henry le Beal chevalier esquevin de Liege...et ly atre...à messire Jakemme de Revins chevalier, manant à Huy[635].  Borman names her Juliane, named in a charter dated 8 Aug 1343[636]m (before 9 Sep 1321) HENRI le Beau, son of --- (-1367 or after).  Borman records that Cécile de Hamal, widow of Jean le Soris, with “Henri le Beau son mambour”, listed fiefs inherited from her [second] husband by charter dated 9 Sep 1321[637]

(3)       MARIE de Beaufort (-after 8 Aug 1343).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly Saingnors de Beafort” sold “leur terre al Conte de Namur”, adding that “qui orent dois sereurs, dont ly une fut mariée à monssaingnor Henry le Beal chevalier esquevin de Liege...et ly atre...à messire Jakemme de Revins chevalier, manant à Huy[638].  Borman names her Marie, named in a charter dated 8 Aug 1343[639]m JACQUES de Revins, son of ---. 

(4)       MARGUERITE de Beaufort (-after 8 Aug 1343).  Borman records Marguerite, nun at Val-Notre-Dame, as another daughter of Raso and his wife, named in a charter dated 8 Aug 1343[640]

(5)       SOPHIE de Beaufort (-before 8 Aug 1343) Borman records Sophie “défunte en 1343...femme de Jehan de Molin chevalier” (and names their children), named in a charter dated 8 Aug 1343[641]m JEAN de Molin, son of ---. 

iii)        JAN van Gavre “van den Eyghen” [de l’Alleud] ([1240/50?]-after Jul 1304)Rasses de Gavre chevaliers sires de Liedekerke” sold property “en le parroche de Lombeke” to Guy Count of Flanders, with the consent of “Margherite femme audit Rasse seigneur de Liedekerke, dame de Liedekerke...Jehans lor fius de Liedekerke chevaliers”, by charter dated May 1286[642]Heer van den Eyghen [Seigneur de l’Alleud], de iure uxoris

-         HEREN van den EYGHEN

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre (-after Mar 1267, maybe [1270])Rasso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercka” named “Arnulphus miles frater meus” in a charter dated mid-May 1244[643].  Heer van Impeghem: "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[644].  Ursel suggests that Arnout died “vers 1270[645]m firstly SOPHIE Vilain, daughter of ---.  Goethals names Sophie Vilain” as Arnout’s first wife without citing any source on which this information is based[646]m secondly (before 16 Sep 1248) MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Goethals names Marguerite dame de Hérmiez” as Arnout’s second wife without citing any source on which this information is based[647].  Presumably he is attempting to explain the acquisition of Hérimez by her son.  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[648].  She was presumably related in some way to the Beveren family of châtelains de Dixmude, as shown by the charter dated Aug 1282 which is quoted below.  Arnout & his first wife had one child: 

i)          SOPHIA van Gavre (-after Mar 1267).  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[649]m --- Scalkin, son of ---. 

Arnout & his second wife had one child: 

ii)         JAN van Gavre ([1245/50]-killed in battle Furnes 20 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem en Noekere.  Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[650]

-         SEIGNEURS de HERIMEZ

c)         JAN van GavreGoethals records that his parentage is confirmed by the blazons which decorate his daughter’s tomb (in order “Bette, Comines, Ghistelles, Lichtervelde, Gavre, Breda, Exarde, van der Moere”)[651].  "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis", by charter dated Oct 1274[652]m ELISABETH van Gavre dite d’Axele Dame d’Exarde, daughter of JAN van Gavre dit Mulaert & his wife Isabelle Vilain dite van der Moere.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[653].  Jan & his wife had [four or more] children: 

i)          AGNES van Gavre .  Goethals records her parentage and marriage[654]m SIMON Bette, son of GEROLF Bette Heer van Westacker & his wife Agnes van Gistel (-21 Dec 1307).  An epitaph at Gent Dominican church records the burial of “Simon Bette miles primus hujus urbis scabinus” who died 21 Dec 1307[655]

ii)         RASO van Gavre"Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis", by charter dated Oct 1274[656][same person as…?  RASO van Herzele “Raso van Herzele” (-after 1330)Goethals records Raso (ancestor of the Seigneurs de Herleghem and later Graven van Liedekerke) as son of Jan van Gavre, younger son of Raso [VIII] and his wife Sophia van Breda, without citing the corresponding primary source[657].  Considerable uncertainty surrounds the precise parentage of the ancestor of the later Graven van Liedekerke, as discussed below.] 

iii)        [two or more] son(s) .  Their existence is assumed from their brother Raso being named “filii mei primogeniti” in the Oct 1274 charter quoted above. 

d)         MARIA van Gavre (-after May 1263).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1274 under which "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis"[658].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et Maria uxor mea" donated serfs to the church of Antwerp by charter dated 29 May 1243[659].  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[660]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[661]m HUGO [III] Burggraaf van Gent, son of HUGO [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Eudette de Champlitte (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]). 

 

 

RASO [XII] van Gavre, son of RASO [X] van Gavre Heer van Liederkerke & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien ([1235/45]-23 Nov [1307]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[662]Heer van Liedekerke.  "Rasso dictus de Gavera dominus de Lidekerka miles et Margareta uxor mea…Rasso primogenitus filius dictorum Rassonis domini de Lidekerka et Margaretæ uxoris eiusdem dominus de Bouler miles" ratified an agreement with Ninove, with the consent of "Arnulpho dicto de Ympenghem militi fratri nostro et Margaretæ uxori suæ…Sophia dicti Arnulphi filia quam de priori uxore sua susceperat cum marito suo Scalkino", by charter dated Mar 1267[663].  Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris: “Gérars cevaliers sires de Sothenghien” declared holding “me maison de Sotenghien” in fief from Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut, appointing “mes chiers cousins Rasson de Liedekerke signeur de Boulers, Sohier de Brayne signeur de Lisseruoeles, chevaliers” as guarantors, by charter dated 1286[664]Heer van Breda: “Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[665].  "Raso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Rasso de Liedekercke miles dominus de Boulaer eius primogenitus" donated property to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated 1294[666].  "Raso de Gavre dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda" transferred the hospital of Breda to convent of St Katharina at Woude by charter dated 1 Nov 1295[667].  “Johannes dictus Van den Eyghen filius quondam...domini Rasonis pie memorie domini de Lidekerke et de Breda miles et Aleydis eius uxor” donated “terra...parochiarum de Ekerni de sancti Jacobi de Hoghescoten” to the abbey of Saint-Bernard sur l’Escaut, in the presence of “domini Rasonis de Gavere, domini de Lydekerke et de Breda et domini Sygeri de Lyderkerka domini de Beaufort et de Crutbeke...germanorum mei”, by charter dated 8 Sep 1296[668].  The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[669]

m firstly (before Mar 1267) ALIX van Boelare, daughter of HENDRIK Heer van Boelare & his wife --- (-25 Nov 1294, bur Beaupré).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[670].  “Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[671].  An epitaph at Beaupré records the burial of medame Aelys de Boulers ky fut feme au S. de Liedekercke et de Breda” who died 25 Nov 1294[672]

m secondly ([11 Feb 1296/23 Jun 1300]) HADEWIJN van Strijen, daughter of WILLEM [IV] Heer van Strijen & his wife --- (-before 1313).  "Nyclaes van Putte" confirmed the inheritance of “Hadewyen miins wiifs zuster Aleyden” from “hoir vader miin here Willem van Stryene ende hoir moeder” by charter dated 25 Nov 1290[673].  "Aleit van Putte...htmhter heren Willems van Striene...wiif Niclaus van Putte" granted “tiende...in Vorensaterwart...” to “Hadewien van Striene mire zuster” by charter dated 11 Feb 1296[674].  The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[675]

Raso [XII] & his first wife had children: 

1.         RASO [XIV] van Gavre (-[5 Mar/29 Apr] 1313)Heer van Liedekerke, Heer van Breda.  "Raso de Gavera dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Rasso de Liedekercke miles dominus de Boulaer eius primogenitus" donated property to Tongerloo abbey by charter dated 1294[676]Heer van Boelare.  The testament of Rase van Gavre heer van Liedekerke ende van Breda”, dated 23 Jun 1300, with the consent of “mynen outsten sone Raesen die heer is van Boulair”, bequeathed dower to “mynen...wyve ver Adewynen die dochter was eens edel mans heer Willems die wylen heer was van Stryene”, sealed by “Jan van Liedekercke heer van Eyghem broeder des heeren van Liedekercke voorseyd...[677]Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[678]

2.         FILIP van Gavre (-[26 Jun 1318/7 Jul 1320])Heer van Wulvenhouts: “Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[679]Heer van Liedekerke, Heer van Bredam firstly SOPHIE d’Enghien, daughter of GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife Marie van Gent.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly as her second husband, MARIA van Coudenberghe, widow of HECTOR Vilain, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her family origin and two marriages has not been identified.  Filip & his first wife had children: 

a)         ADELISE van Gavre ([after 1307?]-after 23 Mar 1336)Vrouw van Liedekerke, Vrouw van BredaThe following charter shows that Adelise was under age when she married.  “Gérard sire de Rassengem et de Lens, mari (baron) de demoiselle Aélis fille de feu Philippe seigneur de Liedekerke et de Breda” confirmed the delivery of Liedekerke to the count of Flanders on behalf of his wife, who agreed to commit “quand [elle] aura atteint son aige”, by charter dated 7 Jul 1320[680].  “Adelise Vrouwe van Liedekercke en van Breda ende Geraerd Heer van Rassegem, van Lens, van Liedekercke en van Breda, als wettighe Momboir Adelisen voorgenoemt...myns Heeren” confirmed granting rights to revenue from “Oosterhoudt” to “Willem van Duvenvoorde, ons...Heeren ‘s Graven Camerlinck van Henegauwen en van Holland” by charter dated 26 Jun 1325[681].  Butkens records that Gerard and his wife sold Breda to Jean III Duke of Brabant in 1326 (no source cited)[682]m (before 7 Jul 1320) as his first wife, GERARD van Rasseghem Seigneur de Lens, son of --- (-after 1345). 

3.         SIGER van Gavre (-after 11 Nov 1312).  Heer van Boelare.  “Rase Heere van Liedekercke ende van Breda, Ridder” acknowledged holding property “tusschen Houte ende Hinkelen” from Willem II Count of Holland, guaranteed by “onse...broeders Haer Philipe Here van Wulvenhouts ende Zegher Here van Boeulaers, Ridders”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1312[683]m JOHANNA van Nevele, daughter of GAUTHIER van Nevele Châtelain de Courtrai & his wife Johanna [van Beveren] (-after 2 Aug 1344).  Goethals names her parents without citing the source which confirms this information[684].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “dominæ meæ Mathildis quæ fuit filia Roberti boni comitis Flandriæ, et domina de Florines et de Beverne...Sigeri de Liedekercke qui fuit dominus de Boular...Roberti domini de Nevele...meæ...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[685]A charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jane van Nevele vrouwe van Boelaer[686]Siger & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         MATHILDE van Gavre ).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the sources which confirm this information[687].  Vrouw van Boelare.  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[688]Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux” who in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370 is named “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele[689]m firstly NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Ronsoi, son of --- (-after 3 Mar 1341).  m secondly GAUTHIER Seigneur de Honnecourt Châtelain de Thourotte, son of ---. 

b)         [BEATRIX van Gavre ).  Vrouw van Boelare.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms this information[690].  This information is incorrect if the reference to the daughter of Mathilde van Gavre is factually correct as shown above.  It seems more likely that this person was the daughter of Mathilde van Gavre and her first husband, as shown above.  m JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, son of ---.] 

 

 

The parentage of the following person is uncertain.  Goethals records him as Raso, son of Jan van Gavre (younger son of Raso [VIII] and his wife Sophia van Breda), without citing the corresponding primary source[691].  This suggestion does not adequately explain his name “van Herzele”.  Goethals names his wife “Walburge de Herzelles”, presumably to provide an explanation[692], but Raso’s wife is recorded in other sources as “Clémence de Berchem” as shown below.  Henriette Claessens recently reviewed the different theories, the most likely being that his mother was née Gavre, maybe a daughter of Raso [XII][693].  Presumably he could also have the illegitimate son of one of Raso [XII]’s sons.  The Marquis de Trazegnies draws attention to the article on this family written by Henriette Claessens, who demonstrated that the descendants of Raso van Herzele replaced their name “Herzele” with “Liedekerke” only in 1362/66, suggesting that they were originally neither Gavre nor Liedekerke[694]The Marquis highlights a charter dated 3 Jan 1366 (O.S.?) under which “Gérard de Rasseghem pour lui et pour son frère Philippe, Gérard de Steenhuyse, Bernard de Herzele, Sohier seigneur de Herzele, Jean de Saint-Venant, Baudouin van de Woestyne et Wautier de Herzele” promised to make payments to “Raessen van Liedekerke die men heet van Herzele, onse…neve[695]The Marquis also highlights another recent article by Paul Trio which adopts a different viewpoint[696]

 

1.         RASO van Herzele, son of --- (-after 1330).  “Rasso de Hersele miles...ad domum nostram apud Asplar” issued a charter dated 17 Mar 1301, witnessed by “Wal--- de Her-ele frater meus[697].  The necrology of Ninove commemorates “XIV Kal Feb...domini Rasonis de Hersele et dominæ Clementiæ uxoris eius dictæ de Berchem, et Aleidis filiæ domini Walteri de Berchem[698].]  m CLEMENCE de Berchem, daughter of --- (-after 1330).  Claessens names Raso’s wife “Clémence de Berchem”, citing a charter dated 1330 in which she is named “myns heeren mynher Raes wyfe van Hersele[699].  The necrology of Ninove commemorates “XIV Kal Feb...domini Rasonis de Hersele et dominæ Clementiæ uxoris eius dictæ de Berchem, et Aleidis filiæ domini Walteri de Berchem[700]

-        SEIGNEURS de HERLEGHEM, GRAVEN van LIEDEKERKE[701]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de HERIMEZ, HEREN van STEENKERKE

 

 

Hérimez, now called Hérimetz, is a small commune situated about eight kilometres east of Ath and the same distance north of Lens in the present-day Belgian province of Hainaut.  The primary source which confirms how the Gavre family acquired the seigneurie de Hérimez has not been identified.  The reconstruction of Jan [I]’s immediate family presents numerous problems as explained below.  What follows is only a suggestion and should not be taken as the definitive answer. 

 

 

JAN [I] van Gavre, son of ARNOUT van Gavre & his second wife Marguerite --- ([1245/50]-killed in battle Furnes 20 Aug 1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  “Dame Ozile de Rokes, li feme Stevenon le Bareteur” donated property to Oignies by charter dated 1 Mar 1272, sealed by “messire Jehans de Gavre” (“écu à trois lions couronnés, au lambel à trois pendants brochant. Légende : ...vera---”)[702]Seigneur de Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem.  Jehans de Hal, fius Watier de Wodebruch...” sold a wood to Cambron, naming “...messire Jehans de Gauwre sires de Herimeis...” among his guarantors, by charter dated Feb 1274 (O.S.?)[703].  “Jehans chevaliers sires de Burgellettes” notified that “me sires Jehans de Gavre chevaliers” had, “a vivant de me dame Maroie de Gameraige se femme”, exchanged property at Hérimez with Oignies by charter dated Aug 1279, sealed by “Johis de Gavera dni de Herime” (“écu à un lion couronné et à une bordure échancrée”)[704]Dirk van Beveren declared having had a document sealed by “la dame de Rumigny sa sœur, par ses cousins Monseignour Rigaut dou Rues et Monseignour Jean de Gavre qui sont chargés de garder son scel” by charter dated Aug 1282[705].  Heer van Nokere [Nocre] [located about 10 kilometres west of Gavere and about the same distance north-west of Oudenaarde]: Guy Count of Flanders declared that “Rasse de Gavre Sire de Liedekerke” had granted “l’hommage d’Arnould le Walle, de Nocre, qui vient du Comte et est échu audit Rasse, de la dame de Breda sa cousine” to “Jean de Gavre Seigneur de Hiermées son neveu” by charter dated Mar 1284 (O.S.?)[706].  Nokere was later held by Jan [I]’s supposed son Raso (see below).  A list of “hommes de Monseigneur de Sotenghiem à cause de son alleu” dated 1286 is headed by “Messire Jean de Gavre...[707], who could be Jan [I].  “...Jean de Gavere, Seigneur de Hormeis...” subscribed the charter dated Mar 1290 under which Guy Count of Flanders declared having boughts rights “à Warinage et Peteghem” from “Alix de Diestre dame de la Roiere et de Jean son fils aîné et héritier[708]Ioh’is de Gavuera dni de Herimis militis” sealed a charter dated 1291[709].  “Jehans de Gavre sires de Hérimes” acknowledged that “medamoisièle Mehaus de Lille” donated dowry to “Sébile se suer me...compaigne...en aidwe de son mariage”, that he had received the money from “noble dame Béatris de Neele castellaine de Lille”, by charter dated 10 Dec 1294[710].  “...Jehans de Gavre sires de Herimés...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[711].  Guy Count of Flanders granted revenue from la Renenghe” to “Jean de Gavre chevalier Seigneur de Herimes” by charter dated Mar 1296 (O.S.?)[712]Jehans de Gavre chevaliers sires de Herimes” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders had granted land “en le ville de Wondeke” by charter dated 16 Apr 1297[713].  The Chronique Artésienne records “...mesire Jehans de Gavre...” among those killed at the battle of Furnes 20 Aug 1297[714].  Although Jan is not named “seigneur de Hérimez” in this passage, no other suitable Jan van Gavre has been identified to whom this entry can refer. 

m firstly ([1270?]) as her second husband, MARIE de Braine dite de Gammerages, widow of JACQUES d’Enghien Seigneur de Bassily, daughter of GAUTHIER de Braine Châtelain de Binche & his wife --- de Seneffe (-before Aug 1279).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Jacobus", fourth son of "Sigerus…de Enghien", married "filia domini Walteri de Brainne"[715].  “Jehans chevaliers sires de Burgellettes” notified that “me sires Jehans de Gavre chevaliers” had, “a vivant de me dame Maroie de Gameraige se femme”, exchanged property at Hérimez with Oignies by charter dated Aug 1279[716]

m secondly SIBYLLE de Lille, daughter of JEAN [II] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Béthune (before 1244-after 1304).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 10 Dec 1294 under which [her husband] “Jehans de Gavre sires de Hérimes” acknowledged that “medamoisièle Mehaus de Lille” donated dowry to “Sébile se suer me...compaigne...en aidwe de son mariage”, that he had received the money from “noble dame Béatris de Neele castellaine de Lille[717].  

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

1.         MARIA van Gavre ([1271/78?]-after 1331).  Gauthier d’Enghien Seigneur de “Gamarege” named “demisele Marien me sereur fille ...mon signeur Jehan de Gavre” in a charter dated 1281[718].  Her first marriage is confirmed by Saint-Genois who records that “Jeanne de Noyelles dame de Verchinel”, wife of “Jean de Montigny, fils de Jean seigneur de Gameraige et d’Yolande de Celles”, donated property for the souls of “monseigneur de Jean de Montigny, de dame Marie de Gavre, de monseigneur Jean de Montigny seigneur de Gameraige leurs fils et de madame Yolande de Celles son épouse[719]Gammerages (her mother’s fief) passed to her children by her first marriage before 1330: “Rasses de Montigny escuyers” confirmed privileges to Gammerages, granted by “mes...freres messires Jehans de Montigny Saint Cristoffle sires de Gammerage chevaliers...et...me dame Yolent Doltre [d’Oultres] dame des caillemont [Scailmont] et de Gammerege se...femme”, by charter dated late-Aug 1330[720].  “Guillaumes dis Lombars de Kiévy” notified that “mesires Jehans de Pollers sires d’Ottre chevaliers...et...medame Marie de Gavres dame de Montegny-Saint-Christofe se femme” had sold properties held from Mons Sainte-Waudru to Guillaume Comte de Hainaut by charter dated 1331[721]m firstly JEAN Seigneur de Montignies-Saint-Christophe, son of ---.  m secondly JAN van Pollare Heer van [Haaltert], son of --- (-after 1331). 

Jan [I] & his second wife had [four] children: 

2.         JAN [II] van Gavre “Raso” ([1280?]-[10 Oct 1333, bur Cambron]).  Goethals confuses Jan [II] with his father, which causes additional confusion relating to the relationships in this branch of the Gavre family as explained below.  Seigneur de Hérimez, Heer van Impeghem.  “...Jean de Gavre, Seigneur de Herimes chevaliers...” subscribed the charter dated 18 Feb 1297 (O.S.?) which records various actions relating to relations between the count of Flanders and the French king[722].  If this date is “O.S.”, and if Jan [I] was killed at Furnes as indicated above, the subscriber was presumably Jan [II].  Goethals records that, on succeeding his cousin as head of the family in 1300, Jan adopted the name Rasse” (without citing the source which confirms his statement)[723]Rasse 8e du nom baron de Gavre” was named among participants at a tournament in Mons in 1310, bearing arms “d’or au lion de Gueules couronné, armé et lampassé d’azur, à la bordure engrelée de sable. Cimier: 2 gantelets. Camail d’hermine.  Bannerole de Gueules[724].  The reference to “baron de Gavre” does suggest that this person was head of the family at the time, and therefore was Jan [II] then called Raso, although the title had by then left the Gavre family through the female line (see Part A of this chapter).  [Goethals records Jan’s death “au mois de décembre le lendemain de la St. Denis et de la St. Ghislain de l’an 1333” [10 Oct] and his burial at Cambron in a tomb bearing the arms of Gavre and Wavrin[725].  If this epitaph relates to Jan [II], the two sets of arms suggest that he was buried with his wife.  An alternative would be that the epitaph refers to an otherwise unrecorded son of Jan [II] whose tomb bore the arms of his two parents.]  m SOPHIE de Wavrin, daughter of ROBERT [III] Seigneur de Wavrin & his wife Isabelle de Croisilles ([1275/90?]- ----, bur Cambron).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage, noting that she was the sister of Wilhelmine de Wavrin, wife of Jan van Gavre Seigneur d’Escornaix, without citing the source on which the information is based[726].  Her birth date is estimated approximately based on the probable birth dates of her father and paternal grandfather.  Her burial at Cambron is confirmed in either interpretation of the epitaph quoted above under her husband. 

3.         RASO van Gavre ([1283/88?]-after 27 Oct 1355)Seigneur de HérimezJacques de Hemricourt records “saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis...de Gaveres” as the father of Johanna van Gavre, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont (see below)[727].  His name is confirmed by the 27 Oct 1355 charter cited below.  There appear to be two possibilities for his parentage: (1) he was the same person as Jan [II] van Gavre named above, or (2) he was Jan’s younger brother who inherited Hérimez either after Jan [II] died or after the death of any surviving son of Jan [II].  In case (1), the “vrouw van Aischove” would have been his second wife, which is not ideal as Jan [II]’s supposed epitaph quoted above bears the arms of Gavre and Wavrin suggesting that he was buried with his known wife Sophie de Wavrin.  In case (2), this person would not have been the father of Gerard van Gavre (see below) whose descendants did not inherit Hérimez, which passed to Johanna van Gavre and her husband.  Heer van Nokere [Nocre]: a charter dated Jul 1329 names “edelre ridders...Raes van Gavre here van Nocre end...Osts heren van Steenhuse ende van Avelgem[728].  “Rasse de Gavre sire de Herines” declared that he bought revenue “assignée sur le winage de Givet” from the Ctss de Namur provided “Jean de Loz sire d’Agimont...jouira de cette rente et, qu’après sa mort, elle retournera à Marie fille dudit sire d’Agimont et de la fille dudit Rasse de Gavre”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1355[729]m [firstly] --- Vrouw van Aischove, daughter of ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records “saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis...de Gaveres” as the father of Johanna van Gavre, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont (see below)[730].  As this represents the earliest mention of Aischove in the Gavre family, it is reasonable to suppose that the territory came from the family of Johanna’s mother.  Her mother is called “Catharina Berthout” in numerous secondary sources but the primary source which confirms her name and family origin has not been identified.  The same secondary sources name her husband “Raso van Gavre”, presumably indicating Raso the presumed younger son of Jan [I] van Gavre Seigneur de Hérimez shown below.  Earlier indications of an Aischove family are provided by the following: “Oliviers d’Escoves” is named, with his arms (gules, lion rampant or, completely different from the arms of Berthout/Mechelen), among participants at a tournament in Compiègne in 1279[731].  “Olivier Lord of Aishove” is named among the defenders of Lille, maybe dted to 1297[732].  The primary source which confirms his family origin has not been traced.  The chronology suggests that a daughter of Oliver Heer van Aischove could have been the mother of the children shown below, although the name “Oliver” does not feature among their known descendants.  [m secondly MARGARETA van Pamele, daughter of ---.  Goethals records that Raso married “une damoiselle riche et belle, mais à qui la nature avait refusé le don de la parole...Marguerite de Pamele, nièce du baron d’Audenarde”, and names their only daughter “Jeanne, wife of Jean de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont”, without citing the source on which the information is based[733].  As noted above, the mother of Jean de Looz-Agimont’s wife was probably “vrouw van Aischove”.  It is not known whether Goethals was partially correct and that Margareta van Pamele was Raso’s second wife.  This person has not been traced in the Oudenaarde/Pamele family (follow the hyperlink).]  Raso & his wife had two children: 

a)         JAN van Gavre ([before 1320?]-[15 Mar 1350/Jun 1354]).  Heer van Aischove, presumably inherited from his mother the “Vrouw van Aischove” named above.  Heer van Nevele, de iure uxorisA charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jan van Gavere heer van Aieshove en Nevele[734].  A charter dated 15 Mar 1349 (O.S.?) names “Jan van Gavere rudder here van Aishove, heer van Nevele...burggraaf van Kortijk” and “Margriete van Longevael vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike gheselnede[735].  Jan died without surviving childen as Nevele passed to a cousin of his widow.  m (before 2 Aug 1344) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Longueval Vrouw van Nevele, daughter of JEAN de Longueval & his first wife Marguerite de Mortagne Vrouw van Nevele (-before 17 Apr 1369).  Her first marriage is confirmed by the following documents: firstly, a charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jan van Gavere heer van Aieshove en Nevele[736].  Secondly, a charter dated 15 Mar 1349 (O.S.?) names “Jan van Gavere rudder here van Aishove, heer van Nevele...burggraaf van Kortijk” and “Margriete van Longevael vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike gheselnede[737].  She married secondly (Papal dispensation [Jun] 1354, 12 Jul 1354) Jan van Gistel Heer van de Woestijne, and thirdly (contract 27 May 1366) as his first wife, Engelbert [I] d’Enghien Seigneur de Ramerupt.  See the document NORTHERN FRANCE-VALOIS, VERMANDOIS for the sources which confirm Marguerite’s second, third and fourth marriages. 

b)         JOHANNA van Gavre ([1320/25?]-after 1350).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mons. Iohan de Louz” married “filhe don nobles barons de Flandres...saingnor d’Ayshove et de Herymeis, quy n’avoit plus d’enfans et estoit de nobles sanc de Gaveres[738].  If Johanna was an only child as indicated by this text, it is difficult to explain how Jan (shown above as her supposed brother) inherited Aischove before her.  It is of course uncertain whether Hemricourt was accurate in all details.  Dame de Hérimez, Vrouw van Aischove.  Johanna must have outlived her supposed brother Jan as Flemish and Hainaut custom excluded “représentation en matière de succession féodale[739].  “Rasse de Gavre sire de Herines” declared that he bought revenue “assignée sur le winage de Givet” from the Ctss de Namur provided “Jean de Loz sire d’Agimont...jouira de cette rente et, qu’après sa mort, elle retournera à Marie fille dudit sire d’Agimont et de la fille dudit Rasse de Gavre”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1355[740]m JEAN de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont, son of JEAN de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont & his wife Mathilde de Walhain Dame de Walhain, d’Eghezée et de Hemricourt ([1315 or before?]-after 30 Apr 1374). 

4.         [GERARD van Gavre ([1290/95?]-[1330/38]).  The primary source which confirms the name of Gerard van Gavre’s father has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it looks likely that he was a younger brother of Jan [II] and Raso who are named above.  Goethals records Gerard as son of “Jan van Gavre”, amalgamating Jan [I] with Jan [II], but he cites no source which confirms his statement[741].  If Gerard’s birth date is correctly estimated at [1290], he could not have been the son of Jan [II].  The failure of Gerard’s descendants to inherit Hérimez (which passed to the Looz-Agimont family, as explained above) suggests that he must have been the younger brother of Raso van Gavre Seigneur de Hérimez.  The family presumably acquired Steenkerque, Gerard’s primary property, by marriage: earlier seigneurs de Steenkerque are shown in the document HAINAUT.  Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Heer van Roosendael.  Châtelain d’Ath 1330[742].  Gerard presumably died before 1338 when his son Arnout is recorded in charters[743].] 

-        see below

5.         [WILLEM van Gavre (-after Mar 1308).  “Guillaume de Gavre chapelain de l’église Saint-Jean de Gand” was named in Mar 1308, Liedekerke suggesting that he was the son of Jan [I] van Gavre[744].] 

 

 

The parentages of the following persons have not been confirmed. 

 

1.         MARGARETA van Gavre (-after 1337).  Secondary sources name “Marguerite de Gavre fille de Rasse de Gavre seigneur d’Hérimez” as second wife of Fastré Seigneur de Ligne[745].  Opinions differ on the name of her mother.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Bearing in mind the difficulties regarding the descendants of Jan [I] van Gavre Seigneur de Hérimez, noted above, it is prudent to mark Margareta’s parentage as unknown until more primary source material emerges.  m (1329) as his second wife, FASTRE Seigneur de Ligne, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-28 Dec 1337). 

 

2.         MARIA van Gavre dite de Hérimez .  Goethals records her as daughter of “Jean de Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez” and her marriage, without citing the source on which the information is based[746].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  As Goethals conflates Jan [I] and Jan [II] in his presentation, more data is needed about the chronology of Maria and her husband before assessing her possible parentage.  m ROBERT de Masmines Seigneur de Leeuwerghem et d’Elene, son of [GISELBERT Seigneur de Masmines, de Calckene, de Laerne, de Wetteren, de Leeuwerghen et d’Elene & his wife Margareta van de Aa dite de Nevele]. 

 

3.         --- van Gavre dite de Hérimez .  Goethals records her as daughter of “Jean de Gavre Seigneur d’Hérimez” and her marriage, without citing the source on which the information is based[747].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  As Goethals conflates Jan [I] and Jan [II] in his presentation, more data is needed about the chronology of this person before assessing her possible parentage.  m --- de Jauche Seigneur de Beuvrage, son of ---. 

 

 

GERARD van Gavre, son of [JAN [I] van Gavre Seigneur de Hérimez & his second wife Sibylle de Lille] ([1290/95?]-[1330/38]).  The question of Gerard’s parentage is discussed above.  Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Heer van Roosendael.  Châtelain d’Ath 1330[748].  Gerard presumably died before 1338 when his son Arnout is recorded in charters[749]

[m --- de Wavre, daughter of ---.  The possibility of this Wavre marriage is suggested by the epitaph at Cambrai which records the burial of [Gerard’s son] “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” and his wife which displays the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[750].  Wavrin, second in the list, suggests that Willem’s mother was a member of the Wavrin family.  It should be noted that a similar problem arises with the fourth name in the list “Arkle” as the mother of Willem’s wife is recorded in another source as a member of the Thynes family (see below).  It is possible that this epitaph was a later installation and was simply incorrect.  An indication reinforcing Gerard’s Elsloo marriage (see below) is provided by the record of the same Willem van Gavre bearing the arms of “Gavre brisé en cœur d’Elsloo” at a tournament in 1395[751].  Nevertheless, two factors suggest that Yolande van Elsloo may not have been the mother of all of Gerard’s children: firstly, her father’s name “Oyst” is not found among her husband’s known descendants, and secondly her childless nephew Oyst [III] van Born Heer van Elsloo bequeathed Elsloo away from the Born/Elsloo family to his uterine half-siblings instead of to any children of Yolande who would have been his first cousins.] 

m as her first husband, YOLANDE van Elsloo Dame de Flotte et d’Harchies, daughter of OYST [I] van Born Heer van Elsloo & his wife Margareta van Elsloo (-after 16 Feb [1361]).  Goethals names “Florence ou Yolande d’Elsloo dame de Herchies” as wife of Gerard van Gavre, noting that she married secondly “Gérard sire de Rassenghem et de Lens, veuf d’Alix de Gavre, dame héritière de Liedekercke, de Breda et d’Oesterhout”, without citing the source on which the information is based[752].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The Elsloo.info website calls her “Yolande de Elsloo dame de Flotte, Harchies...htmhter van...Oyst I van Born[753].  She married secondly (Papal dispensation 1345) as his second wife, Gerard van Rasseghem Seigneur de Lens.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified, although it is indicated by the following document.  A charter dated 13 Dec 1373 records that Jolente Delzlo dame de Lens et de Herchies […comme viagiere] et…Arnoul de Gavre chevalier sen fils…sires de ces mesmes lieux et ossi de Rassenghien et de Liedekerke […come hiretiers]” confirmed the donation of “une maison…a Herchies” to Cambron by charter dated 16 Feb 1360 (O.S.?)[754]

Gerard & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         ARNOUT van Gavre ([1320/25?]-[1387])Goethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[755].  His date of birth is suggested in light of his probable marriage date.  [Arnout attached his seal to several charters of the comtes de Hainaut dated 1338/1339[756], although in light of his probable date of birth it is unclear whether this Arnout would then have been old enough to have had a seal.]  Seigneur d’Harchies, Heer van Roosendael.  Heer van Liedekerke, de iure uxorisA charter dated 16 Dec 1349 names “minen here Arnoude van Heremees heer van Liederkerke[757]A charter dated 13 Dec 1373 records that Jolente Delzlo dame de Lens et de Herchies […comme viagiere] et…Arnoul de Gavre chevalier sen fils…sires de ces mesmes lieux et ossi de Rassenghien et de Liedekerke […come hiretiers]” confirmed the donation of “une maison…a Herchies” to Cambron by charter dated 16 Feb 1360 (O.S.?)[758][Heer van Staden: a document dated [Oct/Dec] 1365 names “mijn here Arnoud van Gavere here van Staden” as “leenhouder van de Burg van Veurne[759].]  m (before 16 Dec 1349) JOHANNA van Rasseghem Vrouw van Rasseghem en Liedekerke, Dame de Lens, daughter of GERARD Heer van Rasseghem, Seigneur de Lens et de Liedekerke & his first wife Adelise van Gavre Vrouw van Liedekerke en Breda (-after 1401, bur Liedekerke).  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[760]A window at Gheerdtsberghe records “vrau Jenne van Raesseghem ende van Leijs, van haer vadersweghe, van Liedekercke ende van Breda, van haer moedersweghe” who installed the window in 1401, with her arms “[d’azur au lion d’or, escartelé de Leijs (qu’est de geule à 3 lions d’argents couronné)]” and her mother’s Liedekerke arms “[de geule à 3 lions d’or][761]Arnout & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [SIBYLLE van Gavre (-29 May 1394, bur Chartreux de Hérinnes).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriagesl without specifying the sources on which the information is based[762].  No further information has been found about her first marriage.  An epitaph at Hérinnes records the burials of “Jean chastelain de Berghes chevalier, sire de Rompelle et de Stainfort” who died Sep 1380 and of “Sibylle de Gavre chastelaine de Berghes et dame de Gange femme audit chastelain” who died 23 May 1394[763]m firstly ROBERT [V] Seigneur de Montigny, son of [ROBERT [IV] Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Marie d’Enghienm secondly JEAN Châtelain de Bergues, son of --- (-30 Sep 1380, bur Chartreux de Hérinnes).] 

b)         ARNOUT van Gavre ([1350/55]-[1407/14])Goethals records his parentage without specifying the source on which the information is based[764].  Heer van Liedekerke en Rasseghem, Seigneur de Lens.  Ernoul de Gavre signeur de Rasseghem, de Lens et de Liedequerke” received revenue “de sa sgrie de Cruijbeke” from “Watier le Dün, bailli et receveur du duc de Bourgogne” by charter dated 1407[765].  He died before 1414, the date of his son Philippe’s charter cited below.  m (17 May 1380) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Boutersem Vrouw van Brecht, widow of GERARD van Rotselaar Heer van Vorselaar Vicomte de Jodogne, daughter of HENDRIK [VII] van Boutersem Heer van Bergen op Zoom & his wife Maria van Wesemaal Vrouw van Merxem, Schoiten ende Brecht (-12 Aug 1417, bur Brussels Cordeliers).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the source on which the information is based[766]Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai, Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres de mondit seigneur evesque, Dame Gertrude de Gauere leur sœur, messire Nicolas Kervinc seigneur de Lodick son mary et mainbour, mademoiselle Ianne de Gauere aussi leur sœur, Adrian et Ian dicts Vylains pour eulx et leurs freres et sœur, enfans de messire Ian Villain seigneur de Huysse et de Sainct Ian à la Piere, advoué de Tamise, qu’il a eu de dame Marguerite de Gauvere aussi sœur desdits freres de Gauere” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes, with the consent of “madame Marguerite de Berghes Dame de Rassenghien, de Lens et de Liedekercke mere des freres et sœurs de Gauere susdits...”, by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[767].  Arnout & his wife had nine children: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Gavre (-killed in battle Azincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Cambrai).   Seigneur de Lens.  Heer van Liedekerke.  “Philippe de Gavre sgr de Lens et de Liedekerke” received revenue “sur la sgrie de Cruijbeke” by charter dated 1414[768]m --- van de Aa, daughter of JAN [III] van de Aa Heer van Gruuthuse & his wife Isabelle de Looz dit Agimont.  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms this information[769]

ii)         HENRI de Gavre (-killed in battle Azincourt 25 Oct 1415).  Heer van Rasseghem.  A charter dated 28 May 1414 names “mer Henrik van Gavere heere van Reesseghem en vrouwe Kateline Sersanders sin wettelike geselnede[770]m as her first husband, KATELINE Sersanders Dame de Cocquelberghe, daughter of SIMON Sersanders & his wife --- (-after 5 Dec 1472).  A charter dated 28 May 1414 names “mer Henrik van Gavere heere van Reesseghem en vrouwe Kateline Sersanders sin wettelike geselnede[771].  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[772].  A charter dated 20 Mar 1422 (O.S.?) names “heer joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Raesseghem en Liekerke sculdech Kateline Sersanders wilen wettelik wijf van mer Heinric van Gavere, here van Rassenghem sin broeder was[773].  She married secondly Hendrik van Rotselaar Heer van Roest.  A charter dated 8 Mar 1437 names “Hendrik van Rotselaar heer van Roost” and his wife “Kateline Sersanders dochter van mer Symoen Sersanders[774].  Kateline is named as the widow of Hendreik van Rotselaar in charters dated 15 Dec 1449, 7 Dec 1457, and 5 Dec 1472[775]

iii)        JEAN de Gavre (-Liedekerke 1438, bur Cambrai).  Bishop of Cambrai.  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[776].  A charter dated 21 Nov 1417 names “Arnoud van Gavere heer van Liedekerke en Ressegem en diesn broer Jan van Gavere bisschop van Kamerijk”, stating that “hun ouders waren wijlen Arnoud van Gavere heer van Ressegem, Lens en Liedekerke en Margaretha van Berghen[777]

iv)       ARNAUD de Gavre “Deijmaer” (-after 15 Aug 1425).  Heer van Liedekerke, Heer van Rasseghem.  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[778].  “Arend van Gavere, gheseyt Deijmaer sgr de Raesseghem et de Liedequerke” received revenue “sur Cruijbeke” by charter dated 1417[779].  A charter dated 21 Nov 1417 names “Arnoud van Gavere heer van Liedekerke en Ressegem en diesn broer Jan van Gavere bisschop van Kamerijk”, stating that “hun ouders waren wijlen Arnoud van Gavere heer van Ressegem, Lens en Liedekerke en Margaretha van Berghen[780].  A charter dated 23 Mar 1419 (O.S.?) names “joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Liedekerke en Reesseghem[781].  “Aerend van Gavre, die men noemt Deijmaer sgr de Reesseghem et de Liedekerke” sealed a charter dated Mar 1421[782].  A charter dated 20 Mar 1422 (O.S.?) names “heer joncheer Arend van Gavere heere van Raesseghem en Liekerke sculdech Kateline Sersanders wilen wettelik wijf van mer Heinric van Gavere, here van Rassenghem sin broeder was[783].  A charter dated 15 Aug 1425 names “joncheer Arend van Ghavere heer van Liekerke en van Reesseghem[784]

v)        GUILLAUME de Gavre .  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[785].  Archdeacon of Campine, Liège. 

vi)       CORNEILLE de Gavre .  “...Arnould de Gauere, Guillaume et Cornille de Gauere nommez Liedekercke, tous trois freres...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[786]

vii)      MARGUERITE de Gavre (-before 6 Feb 1416).  Her children are named in the following document: “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...Adrian et Ian dicts Vylains pour eulx et leurs freres et sœur, enfans de messire Ian Villain seigneur de Huysse et de Sainct Ian à la Piere, advoué de Tamise, qu’il a eu de dame Marguerite de Gauvere aussi sœur desdits freres de Gauere” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[787]m JEAN de Gand dit Vilain Heer Sint-Jan-Steene, son of JEAN de Gand dit Vilain & his wife Marguerite Briseteste. 

viii)     GERTRUDE de Gavre .  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...Dame Gertrude de Gauere leur sœur, messire Nicolas Kervinc seigneur de Lodick son mary et mainbour...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien...” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[788]m NICOLAS de Reymerswael Seigneur de Lodick, son of ---. 

ix)       JEANNE de Gavre .  “Monsieur Ian...Evesque de Cambrai...mademoiselle Ianne de Gauere aussi leur sœur...” and ”dame Catherine Sersanders vefue de feu messire Henry de Gauere seigneur de Rassenghien frere des avantdicts freres de Gauere” settled disputes by charter dated 6 Feb 1415 (O.S.)[789]

2.         [ANTOINETTE van Gavre ).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage (naming her mother “Yolande van Schoonvorst Vrouw van Diepenbeck”), stating that the marriage “est prouvé par les papiers de la famille de Gavre” (no source citation)[790].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  m as his second wife, DIRK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez, son of GERARD [II] Heer van Horne & his second wife Irmgard von Kleve (-after 1372).] 

3.         WILLEM van Gavre ([1330]-23 May 1400).  Goethals records Guillaume “seigneur de Steenkercke, de Mussain” as son of “Gérard de Gavre dit de Hérimez seigneur de Steenkercke...et de Florence ou Yolande d’Elsloo dame de Herchies” without citing the source on which the information is based[791].  The date of his first marriage suggests that Willem was much younger than his brother Arnout.  Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Seigneur de Tongrenelle.  [Seigneur de Mussain: Delporte quotes a 1466 cartulaire of the fiefs of the seigneurie d’Enghien which records that “messire Willame de Herimelz en tamps passet” acquired “le fief de Mussain” from “Fastrer de Caucherame[792].  No indication has been found that this refers to Willem or his son Willem.]  Goethals records Willem’s presence “au tournoi de Frise en 1395” where he wore the arms of “Gavre brisé en cœur d’Elsloo[793]Goethals records Guillaume’s epitaph at Cambrai recording the burial of “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” who died 23 May 1400 and “Jehanne de Bierlo quy fu femme audit monsieur Willames”, decorated with the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[794]m firstly ([1355, divorced 1362]) ISABELLE d’Enghien Dame de Bassily et de Haut-Silly, daughter of --- ([1340/43?]-[1399]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mons. Wilhelme de Gauvre dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” married firstly “Dame Isabeal d’Engien ante au saingnor d’Engien et dame de Vasely et de Hasely[795].  No primary source has been found which confirms the dates of her marriage and divorce (stated in secondary sources).  If the marriage date is correct, Isabelle was probably born in [1340/43].  Her parentage is uncertain.  Matthieu states that she was the daughter of Louis d’Enghien (son of Gauthier [III] Seigneur d’Enghien), which seems incompatible chronologically[796].  Hemricourt’s reference “au saingnor d’Engien” presumably indicates Gauthier [IV] Seigneur d’Enghien.  if that is correct, and if “ante” was used in the strict sense of aunt, Isabelle could have been a younger daughter of Gauthier [III] born towards the end of his life (he died in 1345).  Borman suggests that Isabelle may have belonged to “la branche des sires de Bassily” (to whom is he referring?), although noting that “Hasely” [=Haut-Silly] was a fief of the seigneurs de Trazegnies[797].  Accounts at Enghien record “demoiselle Ysabiel d’Ainghien” involved in administering Enghien from 2 Jul 1397 to 1399 (during the minority of Pierre de Luxembourg)[798], which is assumed to refer to the same person.  m secondly (contract 26 Feb 1365) as her second husband, JEANNE de Berlo Dame de Fresin et de Tongrenelle, widow of GAUTHIER de Seraing, daughter of --- “Pinchard” [de Berlo] Seigneur de Fresin [Verssen] et de Tongrenelle & his wife [--- de Thynes/van Arkel] (-after 23 May 1400, bur Cambrai).  Goethals records her family origin and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[799]. Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes” married “monss Pinkar de Frexhien Saingnor de Tongrenalles”, by whom she had “une filhe...[...Dame Iohanne de Bierlo] mariée a Monss. Waltirs de Seraing fil de...Monss Istaße de Seraing...” by whom she was childless and who married secondly “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” by whom she had “je croy...19 enfans [...13][800].  Jacques de Hemricourt names the wife of Willem van Gavre “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes” when recording the marriage of their daughter Maria[801]Her marriage contract is dated 26 Feb 1364 (O.S.)[802].  An epitaph at Cambrai records the burial of “Willames de Gavre chevalier qui fu sire de Steenkercke et de Tongrenelle” who died 23 May 1400 and “Jehanne de Bierlo quy fu femme audit monsieur Willames”, decorated with the arms (in order) of “Gavre, Wavrin, Berlo, Arkle[803].  The last entry suggests that Jeanne’s mother was from the Arkel family.  Guillaume & his second wife had children:

a)         MARIA van Gavre Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Marie de Gavre”, daughter of “mons. Wilhelme de Gauvre dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his wife “ly tirce filhe de...saingnor de Thynes”, married “ly saingnor de Bierlo”, a second passage naming her husband “Iohan...chevalier et sires de Bierloz[804]m JEAN Seigneur de Berlo, son of --- (-[1395]). 

b)         WILLEM van Gavre (-1447, bur Cambron).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above[805]Seigneur de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Seigneur de Tongrenelle.  m BEATRIX du Bois, daughter of JEAN du Bois Seigneur d’Annequin et de Vermeilles & his wife Catherine de Poix (-1481).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[806]Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” married “le filhe de saingnor de Vremelle et Danequin en Artois...Bietris[807]Willem & his wife had one child: 

i)          BEATRIX van Gavre (-9 Jul 1456, bur Montfoort).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[808]Jacques de Hemricourt names “une jovene filhe...Bietris” as the child of “Mess. Guilhelme de Gaure ainsneis des deseurdis 13 enfans” and his wife “le filhe de saingnor de Vremelle et Danequin en Artois...Bietris[809]Dame de Steenkerque [Steenkerke/Stinkerke], Dame de Tongrenelle.  m LODEWIJK van Montfoort Seigneur d’Accoy, son of --- (-18 May 1451, bur Montfoort). 

c)         GOTFRIED “Pinchard” van Gavre (-13 Apr 1438).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” as second son of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above[810].  The testament of “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers”, dated 21 Oct 1415, appointed “mes...frères Willaume de Spontin ou Jacques de Spontin...et...monsigneur Pinckart frère germain a me...espeuse” as “mambours et...gouverneurs de mes enfants[811]Seigneur de Fresin et de Mussain.  m FLORENCE de Grez, daughter of JEAN de Grez Seigneurs de Wattignies & his wife --- (-1447).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[812]Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy”, second son of “Monss. Wilhelme de Gaure dit de Herimeis saingnor de Stenkerke” and his [second] wife named above, married “le file Mess Johan de Gres...Florens“ by whom he had “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen[813]Gotfried & his wife had four children: 

i)          GOTFRIED “Pinchard” van Gavre (-after 1480, bur Mons).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[814]Seigneur de Fresin et d’Ollignies.  Stuip records that Gotfried’s testament was dated 1480[815].  An epitaph at Mons église des Ecoliers records the burial of “messire Geoffroy dict Pincart de Gavre en son temps seigneur de Fresin, d’Ollignies et de Mussain chevalier” and “dame Marie de Ghistelles dite de Dutgelles”, decorated with (in order) the arms of “Gavre, Berlo, Grez, Reumont, Ghistelles, Craon, Barbançon, Werchin[816]m (Betrothed 1456, [1460]) MARIA van Gistel, daughter of JACOB van Gistel Heer van Dutzele & his wife Marie de Craon (-[1504], bur Mons).  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[817].  Stuip suggests that the Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavre was written “en 1456 à l’occasion des fiançailles ou du mariage de Godefroid de Gavre avec Marie de Ghistelles”[818].  Stuip records her death “vers 1504[819]

-         SEIGNEURS de FRESIN, COMTES de BEAURIEU, MARQUIS d’AYSEAU, PRINCES de GAVRE[820]

ii)         FLORENCE van GavreJacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[821]

iii)        ANTOINETTE van Gavre .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[822]

iv)       YOLANDE van Gavre .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “uns fis...Pinkart et trois filhes...Florence, ly seconde Anthone, ly tirce Yolen” as the children of “Mess. Pinkart saingnor de Frezien, Doligmen et Domusaiy” and his wife[823]

d)         JAN van Gavre (-before 1456).  Goethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[824]Heer van Diepenbeek.  m firstly ISABELLE van Heetvelde, daughter of WILLEM van Heetvelde & his wife ---.  m secondly ELISABETH du Chasteler, daughter of MICHEL du Chasteler Seigneur de Moulbais & his first wife Marguerite d’Oisy.  Her paentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: a charter dated 4 Jun 1456 records [her son] “Arnoldus de Gavre dictus van Herimez, filius quondam Joannis quem habuit a domicella Elisabetha du Chasteler sua uxore, filia quondam Michaelis du Chasteler militis[825].  Jan & his first wife had children: 

i)          JAN van Gavre dit de Hérimez (-1473)Heer van Heetvelde en Liefferingen.  m MARIA van Schoonvorst, daughter of CONRAD [II] van Schoonvorst Heer van Elsloo & his wife --- (-1473). 

-         HEREN van DIEPENBEEK, HEREN van ELSLOO[826]

Jan & his second wife had children: 

ii)         ARNOUT van Gavre (-after 4 Jun 1456).  A charter dated 4 Jun 1456 records [her son] “Arnoldus de Gavre dictus van Herimez, filius quondam Joannis quem habuit a domicella Elisabetha du Chasteler sua uxore, filia quondam Michaelis du Chasteler militis[827]

e)         SIBYLLA van Gavre (-after 6 Oct 1418)Dame de Tiège [en Hainaut].  The necrology of Waver records the death of “Sibylle de Gavre femme à messire Robert seigneur de Spontin et de Wavre” and her donation[828].  The testament of “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers”, dated 21 Oct 1415, appointed “mes...frères Willaume de Spontin ou Jacques de Spontin...et...monsigneur Pinckart frère germain a me...espeuse” as “mambours et...gouverneurs de mes enfants[829]m ROBERT Seigneur de Spontin, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Spontin & his wife Margareta van Brabant (-[Sep 1450/23 Nov 1455]). 

f)          GERTRUDE van Gavre .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and two marriages, as well as her second husband’s parentage and first marriage to Jeanne/Marie de Jauche (see the document BRABANT/LOUVAIN), without citing the corresponding sources[830]m firstly as his second wife, MICHEL du Chasteler Seigneur de Moulbais, son of ARNOUL du Chasteler Seigneur de Moulbaix & his wife Jeanne de Pottes (-killed in battle Azincourt 25 Oct 1415).  m secondly as his second wife, GUILLAUME Seigneur de Sars, d’Audignies, d’Angres, de Rampemont et de Moulbaix, son of ALARD “le Lion” gouverneur de Beaumont, Prévôt de Quesnoy & his wife Marie Hack [bourgeoise from Valenciennes] (-after 1427).  Grand bailli de Hainaut 1418-1422.  Gouverneur de Cambrai.  Chambellan 10 Jul 1427. 

g)         other children[831]

4.         [CORNELIUS van GavreGoethals records his parentage without citing the source on which the information is based[832].  Seigneur d’Harchies.  No additional information has been found concerning this person.  m MATHILDE de Rœulx Dame d’Ecaussines, daughter of ---.  Goethals records her family origin and marriage, noting that she “portait les armes de Liedekercke...un écu de gueules à trois lions d’or”, without citing the source on which the information is based[833].] 

5.         [JOHANNA van Gavre dite de Hérimez .  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source on which the information is based[834].  No additional information has been found concerning this person.  m --- van Egmond, daughter of ---.  Goethals records Johanna’s husband as “[le] seigneur d’Egmont” without further details[835].] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GENT

 

 

 

A.      AVOCATS de SAINT-PIERRE de GAND

 

 

The family relationship, if any, between the following individuals has not yet been ascertained.  However, the advocacy of the major abbeys was usually hereditary and it is possible that some or all of them belonged to the same family.  The name Wenemar also suggests a family connection with the earliest known châtelains de Gand (see Part B.). 

 

 

1.         WENEMAR (-after 8 Jul 941).  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Wenemari advocati…" signed the charter dated 11 Sep 918 under which "Elstrudis comitissa…cum filiis suis Arnulfo et Adelolfo" donated "hereditatem suam Liefsham…in terra Anglorum in Cantia" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris sui Baldwini"[836].  "…Wenemari advocati…" signed the charter dated 8 Jul 941 under which "Arnulfus…regis…marchysus" restored property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[837].  "…Wenemaro advocato…" signed the charter dated 22 Nov 945 under which "Manno et uxor sua Hildegardis" donated "alodem sum in villa Buxut super fluvium Haina" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[838]

 

2.         ODACRE [Odgaud] (-after 27 Apr 969).  "…Odoacri advocati…" signed the charter dated mid-Aug 948 under which a serf was donated to Saint-Pierre de Gand[839].  "…Odacri advocati" signed the charter dated 8 Sep 954 under which "Adhela comitissa" freed two serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "fidelis nostri Amalrici"[840].  "…Odgaudi advocati…" signed the document dated 1 Oct 959 under which "femina…Engeluuara" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[841].  "Odgaudo advocato…" signed the charter dated 29 Oct 965 which records that "Baldwinus bone memorie cognomento Baldzo" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris Arnulfi"[842].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "Odgaudus in vice Wivin matrone" donated "terram Puotlara, Meingehem, Hilosbeka" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 27 Apr 969, signed by "Arnulfi junioris marchysi…"[843]

 

3.         BAUDOUIN (-after 17 Jun 962).  "…Baldwini advocati, Theoderici comitis…" signed the charter dated 5 May 962 under which "Arnulfus marchysus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[844].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Balduini advocati…" signed the charter dated 17 Jun 962 under which "Arnulfus…comes" donated "villam Canlin" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[845]

 

4.         ENGELBERT (-after 4 Mar 981).  "…Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 2 Jul 964 which records the donation by "bone memorie Arnulfus marchysus" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[846].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "Godefridi comitis, Ingelberti advocati, Arnulfi junioris marchysi…" signed the charter dated 11 Apr 969 under which "Theodericus comes" donated "sui iuris possessionem…Frilingim in pago Flandrensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[847].  "Theoderico comite et Arnulfo filio eius, Folberto advocato…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 970 under which "Mathelgodus et uxor sua Ingelswindis" donated "hereditatem sue possessionis in loco…Wessingim…Siringim…in pago Bracbantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[848].  "…Arnulfi Bononiensis comitis, Engelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 31 Jan 972 under which "Arnulfus…marchysus" confirmed the possession of "Harnas…in pago Seirbiu" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[849].  "Arnulfi…junioris marchysi, Herimanni comitis filiis Godefridi comitis, Wiggeri, Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated [21 Jan] 974 under which "Godefridus comes et uxor sua Mathildis" donated "regium fiscum Holinium…in pago Tornacensi…et…Ramelgeis ecclesia…" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[850].  "…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 2 Oct 974 under which "Theodericus comes et uxor sua Hildegardis" donated "in villa Haleftra in pago Mempesco sita" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[851].  "Arnulfi junioris…marchysi, Theoderici comitis…Ingelberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 4 Mar 981 under which "Arnulfus filius Theoderici comitis et Arnulfus filius Hildwini" donated "in pago Taruennensis…in Rumingehim et in Keremberg, in pago Flandrensi…in Uckesham et super Gersta" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[852]

 

5.         FOLBERT (-after 26 Oct 970).  "Theoderico comite et Arnulfo filio eius, Folberto advocato…Ingelberto advocato…" signed the charter dated 26 Oct 970 under which "Mathelgodus et uxor sua Ingelswindis" donated "hereditatem sue possessionis in loco…Wessingim…Siringim…in pago Bracbantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand[853]

 

6.         GEROLF (-after 9 Jan 984).  "…Gerulfi advocati…" signed the charter dated 9 Jan 984 under which "Bernardus" granted a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand[854]

 

7.         WALTBERT (-after 19 Oct 994).  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Waldberto advocato, Theoderico comite, Arnulfo comite, Artoldo comite, Baldwino comite, item Arnulfo comite…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 988 under which "Baldwinus marchysus cum matre sua Susanna" donated "villam Aflingehem…jacentem in pago Tornacinse" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, after the death of "Arnulfi marchysi"[855].  "…Walberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 26 Jun 989 under which "Oydela" donated a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "conjugis mei Reingardus"[856].  "…Walberti advocati…" signed the charter dated 19 Oct 994 under which "femina…Folcrada" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[857]

 

8.         REINGARD (-before 26 Jun 989).  m ODILE, daughter of --- (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydela" donated a serf to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "conjugis mei Reingardus", by charter dated 26 Jun 989, signed by "…Walberti advocati…"[858].  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991, the wording of which suggests that this was a deathbed donation[859].  Three children: 

a)         ONULF (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[860]

b)         WENEMAR (-after 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[861]

c)         REINGAUD (-before 28 Jun 991).  "Oydala…cum filiis suis Onulfo et Wenemaro" donated "hereditatem suam…Dickla" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "filii sui Reingaudi", by charter dated 28 Jun 991[862]

 

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] (-after 1 Nov 1026).  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon names "Lambertus" as first hereditary castellan of Gent installed by "comite Arnulpho"[863].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Lantberti advocati…" signed the charter dated to [996/1031] under which "Landen filia Landrade" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[864].  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[865]m [GUNDRADA, daughter of ---.  "Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[866].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  Lambert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FOLKARD [I] (-[15 Jul 1073/28 Jun 1074]).  ["Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[867].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[868].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand. 

-        CHÂTELAINS de GAND

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de GAND

 

 

FOLKARD [I], son of LAMBERT [I] [de Gand] & his wife [Gundrada ---] (-[15 Jul 1073/28 Jun 1074]).  ["Gundrada cum filio suo Folkardo" donated "alodem suum…in pago Curtracinse [in] Wackinna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1010[869].  It is not known whether Folkard, son of Gundrada, was the same person as Folkard [I], son of Lambert [I].]  "…Lambert advocati et filii eius Folcardi…" signed the charter dated 1 Nov 1026 under which "Eremboldus" donated property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[870].  Avocat of Saint-Pierre de Gand.  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[871]Châtelain de Gand.  "…Folcardi castellani de Gand…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 1046 under which Baudouin Bishop of Tournai donated "Altare de Oostburgh" to Gand Saint-Pierre[872].  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[873].  "…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[874].  "Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[875]

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

Folkard [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         LAMBERT [II] (-1073 or after).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[876].  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[877]Châtelain de Gand.  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[878].  "…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[879].  "Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[880]m GEYLA, daughter of ---.  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius et Odela soror eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[881].  Possible children[882]

a)         WENEMAR [I] (-1118 or after).  The primary source which confirms that Wenemar [I] was the son of Lambert [II] has not yet been identified.  However, he was certainly the grandson of Folkard, as shown by the charter dated 1101 under which "Wenemarus Gandensis castellanus" founded the abbey of Bornhem and named "avo meo Fulcardo"[883]Châtelain de Gand

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b)         ARNOUL .  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[884]

c)         DANIEL .  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[885]

2.         WENEMAR (-after [1031/34]).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[886]

3.         ALARD (-after 28 Jun 1074).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[887].  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[888].  "…Folcardi castellani Gandensis, Lamberti filii eius, Alardi fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1072 under which "Rotbertus…comes Flandriæ" confirmed the possessions of Saint-Pierre de Gand[889].  "Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[890]

4.         FOLKARD [II] (-after [1031/34]).  "…Folkardi advocati, Lamberti filii eius, Vuenemari filii eius, Adalardi filii eius, Folkardi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to 22 Jul [1031/34] under which "femina…Hildegardis" submitted herself to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[891]

5.         STEFAN .  1074. 

6.         KUNIGUNDE (-after 28 Jun 1074).  "Folkardus Gandensis castri castellanus" donated property to Saint-Pierre Blandin by charter dated 15 Jul 1073 witnessed by "Lantberti filii eius…", confirmed by "filii eiusdem castellani Adalardus cum sorore sua Cunegunde et eiusdem viro Theoderico" by charter dated 28 Jun 1074[892]m THIERRY, son of ---. 

7.         ODELA (-after 1071).  "Lambertus castellanus Gandensis et Geyla uxor eius et Odela soror eius" freed serfs and granted them to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1071, signed by "ipsius Lamberti, Alardi fratris eius…"[893].   

 

 

WENEMAR [I] van Gent, son of [894][LAMBERT [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Geyla ---] (-1118 or after)Châtelain de Gand.  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis…"[895].  Albert of Aix records that "Winimerus" left Mamistra and sailed for Laodicea which he captured, but was himself captured by the Turks, dated to early 1098 from the context[896].  Albert of Aix records that "Winemarus de terra Buloniæ" was freed from captivity at Laodicea at the request of "ducis Godefridi", dated to late 1098 from the context[897].  "Wenemarus Gandensis castellanus" founded the abbey of Bornhem by charter dated 1101 which names "avo meo Fulcardo"[898].  Robert Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Cambrai Saint-Aubert “in villa de Keans” by charter dated 1102, in the presence of “...Winemari castellani Gandensis...[899].  "Roberto Castellano, Lamberto Nappino, Adam de Formosela, Galtero Curtracensi Castellano, Wenemaro Gandensi Castellano, Frumoldo Yprensi Castellano…" signed the charter dated 19 Jan 1109 under which "Robertus Roberti filius…comes Flandrensium" granted privileges to Voormezeele abbey[900].  "Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[901].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[902].  "Wenemarus castellanus Gandensis, Hachet castellanus Brugensis, Galterus castellanus Curtracensis, Baldewinus de Alost et Iwain frater eius, Razo de Gavera…" signed the charter dated 1 Feb 1117 under which "Balduinus…Flandrensium comes" confirmed donations to Voormezeele abbey[903].  "Wenemari castellani, Arnoldi fratris sui, Danielis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1118 under which "Rodulphus de Melne…" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[904]

m firstly LUTGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 2 Oct 1101).  Manassès Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the foundation of Bornhem abbey by "Wenemari Gandensis castellani" for the soul of "uxoris suæ…Ludgardis" by charter dated 2 Oct 1101[905].    

m secondly GISELA de Guines, daughter of BAUDOUIN I Comte de Guines & his wife Adela [Christina] [of Holland].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Ghislam Gandavensem" as daughter of "Balduinus [comes Ghisnensi]" & his wife and "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" as her husband[906]

Wenemar [I] & his second wife had [five] children: 

1.         ARNOUL [I] (-1169).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[907].  Comte de Guines. 

-        COMTE de GUINES

2.         SIGER [I] (-1122 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[908].  "Wenemari castellani, Sigeri filii eius…" signed an undated donation to Gand Saint-Pierre[909].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[910]Châtelain de Gand.  Seigneur de Bornhem.  m ---.  The name of Siger’s wife is not known.  Siger [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         son . 

b)         SIGER

c)         ALIX (-before 1154).  Heiress of the Burgraviate of Gent.  A charter dated 1139 records that "miles nobilis…Hugo de Inkers" married "filiam Sigeri castellani Gandensis…Aliciam" and donated property to Afflighem[911].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[912]m firstly (1139) HUGUES d'Encre, son of --- (-1139).  Burggraaf van Gent.  m secondly (before 8 Aug 1145) STEPPO van Viggezele, son of ---. 

3.         WENEMAR [II] (-1135 or after).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela[913].  "Uuenemari castellani, Sigeri filius eius, Uuenemari filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1114 under which "Asericus" donated property to Gand Saint-Pierre[914].  1135. 

4.         BOUDEWIJN .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela, specifying that Boudewijn was "Sancti Petri Gandavensis primo monachum" and later a knight killed "a Liskensibus"[915].  1179/86.  Knight of the Teutonic Order. 

5.         [MARGARETA .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names (in order) "Arnoldum, Winemarum…Sigerum et Balduinum…et Margaretam" as children of "Gandavensis oppidi castellanus…Winemarus" & his wife Gisela, naming "Gandavensi militia Stepponi" as husband of Margareta[916].  It is possible that the Historia is confusing Margareta with her niece Alice, whose second husband was Steppo van Viggezele and whose descendants inherited the Burgraviate of Gent, in light of the unusual name "Steppo".  m STEPPO, son of ---.] 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not yet identified: 

1.         VIVIAN (-after 1150).  Châtelain de Gand.  "Ywanni de Gant, Viviani castellani de Gant, Willelmi fratris sui…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[917].  "…Vivianus castellanus Gandensis" signed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the abbey of Saint-Nicolas du Pré in Tournai[918].  "…Viviani castellani Gandensis, Asserici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of "terræ…Oedeuelt" to Gand Saint-Pierre[919]

2.         GUILLAUME (-after 1145).  "Ywanni de Gant, Viviani castellani de Gant, Willelmi fratris sui…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 1145 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Tronchiennes[920]

3.         ASSERIC (-after 1150).  "…Viviani castellani Gandensis, Asserici fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the donation of "terræ…Oedeuelt" to Gand Saint-Pierre[921]

 

 

The use of the names Siger and Wenemar suggests that the following family group was closely related to the family of the Burggraven van Gent but the precise relationship has not been established. 

1.         RUDOLF van Gent (-1052 or after).  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[922].  "…Rodulfus Gandensis et filius eius Balduuinus…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif…cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[923]m GISELA [de Luxembourg, daughter of FREDERIC Graf im Moselgau & his wife [--- von Hammerstein]] (-21 May, 1058 or after).  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 1056 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation made by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand, signed by "Balduini de Warnastum, Hugonis de Oldenaerde, Roberti et Wenemari de Lens, Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…"[924].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[925].  The Memorial of "femina Gisla" records her death "Iunii XII ante Kal"[926].  Du Chesne states that Gisela was buried in the same chapel as Ogive Ctss of Flanders and concludes that she was "seur de ladite Odgive" but cites no primary source which confirms the family relationship[927].  Du Chesne does not mention her marriage.  Rudolf & his wife had three children: 

a)         BOUDEWIJN van Gent (-23/24 Apr 1082).  "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[928].  "…Rodulfus Gandensis et filius eius Balduuinus…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif…cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[929].  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[930].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[931].  Heer zu Waas, Dronghen en Ruiselede.  m ODA, daughter of --- (-after 1096).  "Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[932].  Nun at Voorst.  Boudewijn & his wife had [seven] children: 

i)          BOUDEWIJN (-killed in battle Nikea 13 Jun 1097).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[933].  Ritter van Gent, Aalst, Dronghen, Waas en Ruiselede. 

-         HEREN van AALST.   

ii)         SIGER .  1086/96. 

iii)        GILBERT .  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[934].  "Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[935].  before 1106/21. 

iv)       WALTER (-after 1088).  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "Balduinus filius Balduini de Gandavo…Walterus filius Balduini de Gandavo"[936]

v)        GERTRUDE (-Jerusalem 1138, bur Ardres Saint-Audomer).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Gertrudem" as sister of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus", adding that she married "Ardensium domino Arnoldo Seni sive Vetulo"[937].  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that “Gertrudis”, after the death of "filii Manassis", journeyed to Jerusalem where she died and that she was buried “in cimiteriali ecclesia sancti Audomari Ardensis[938].  This passage does not otherwise identify Gertrude, but the following paragraph records that “Arnoldus...senex” was buried “Ardee in templo cimitieriali iuxta sepulcrum uxoris sue Gertrudis[939]m ARNAUD [I] Seigneur d'Ardres, son of ELBERT [III] Vicomte [de Marchiennes] & his second wife Adelais de Licques (-after 1136, bur Ardres Saint-Audomer). 

vi)       LUTGARDE .  "Giselbertus…filius Balduini de Alost, filii Adolphi" founded the abbey of Voorst near Brussels, where "mater sua…Oda cum filia Lutgarde" entered as nuns, by charter dated 1096[940].  Nun at Voorst. 

vii)      [daughter .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Inglebertum…de Petinghem" as brother of "Balduinus cognomento Grossus sive Magnus"[941].  It is possible that the relationship was through Engelbert’s wife.  m ENGELBERT [IV] van Peteghem, son of --- (-after 1135).] 

b)         RUDOLF [Raoul] (-killed in battle 1102).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[942].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[943]Chambellan de Flandre: “Cononis de Emis, Radulfi camerarii, Rodberti pincernæ, Gerardi præstabularii, Galteri dapiferi, Athelardi filii Cononis, Erembaldi castellani Brugensis, Rodberti filii eius...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Oct 1089 under which "Rodbertus...Flandrensis marchio, comitis Rodberti agnomine Fresonis filius" conferred the functions of "cancellarium" on the provost of Bruges St. Donat[944]Conon et Gérard son frère, Alard pincerna, Gérard stabulario…Raoul cubiculario…” witnessed the charter dated 1093 under which Robert Count of Flanders granted protection to Bernol provost of Watenes[945]Radulphus camerarius filius Radulphi de Alost” granted protection to Berghes St. Winoc, for the souls of "parentum meorum Radulphi et Gislæ", by charter dated 1095[946].  Robert II Count of Flanders, about to leave for Jerusalem, donated "Bodium de Lescin" to Lille Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “Engelbertus...Cizoniensis et Rodgerus castellanus Islensis” who were accompanying him, by charter dated 1096, witnessed by “...Onulfus senescalcus, Radulfus camerarius...[947].  Albert of Aix records "…Rodulfus de castello Alos, quod est in Flandria…" among those who spent Easter in Jerusalem with Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to 1102 from the context[948].  The parentage of Rudolf is not known.  However, it is reasonable to suppose that he was another son of Boudewijn, the name Rudolf appearing several times in the family of the latter.  Albert of Aix names "Rudolfus de Alos…" among those killed in battle in a campaign led by Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to mid-1102 from the context[949]

c)         GISELBERT van Gent (-after 1058).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[950].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[951]same person as…?  GILBERT (-[1095]).  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Giselbertus de Gaunt, filius Baldwini comitis de Flandria” when recording that he accompanied “Willielmo conquestore avunculo suo” to England[952].  Flemish primary sources do not confirm that Gilbert was the son of Baudouin Count of Flanders.  However, it would be chronological consistent if he was the same person as Giselbert, son of Rudolf van Gent, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey records that ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” came [to England] with “Willielmo Bastardo avunculo suo[953]

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GILBERT, son of --- (-[1095]).  "…Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…" signed the charter dated 1056 by which Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[954].  "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[955].  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Giselbertus de Gaunt, filius Baldwini comitis de Flandria” when recording that he accompanied “Willielmo conquestore avunculo suo” to England[956].  Flemish primary sources do not confirm that Gilbert was the son of Baudouin Count of Flanders.  However, it would be chronological consistent if he was the same person as Giselbert, son of Rudolf van Gent, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey records that ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” came [to England] with “Willielmo Bastardo avunculo suo[957].  No family relationship between Gilbert and William I King of England has been established, although they would of course be related if Gilbert was a member of the comital family of Flanders as indicated by the manuscript quoted above.  The Chronica Monasterii Watinensis cites a donation by "Walterus Bergensis", witnessed by (among others) "Gislebertus frater Balduini Gandensis qui ab Anglia tunc venerat"[958].  Domesday Book records land held by “Gilbert de Ghent” in Rowbury Hundred in Berkshire; Church Hanborough and Ewelme in Oxfordshire; numerous properties in Lincolnshire[959].  A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of land “in Fereby” by “Gilbertus de Gaunt[960].  Lord of Folkingham. 

m ALIX de Montfort-sur-Risle, daughter of HUGUES [II] de Montfort-sur-Risle & his first wife --- de Beaufour.  Guillaume of Jumièges records that “secundus Hugo”, son of “Turstinus...de Bastenburc...[filium] Hugonem cum barba de Monteforti”, had “de filia Richardi de Bellofago...unam filiam” who married “Giselbertus de Ganz[961].  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Alicia de Monteforti” as wife of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt[962].  She succeeded her brother as Dame de Montfort-sur-Risle, presumably when his properties were confiscated after he was accused of treason in 1107[963].  Stephen King of England confirmed donations to Lewes St. Pancras, including “in Kantia...Hortunam...” and others donated by “Adelvie filie Hugonis de Munford”, by undated charter[964]

Gilbert & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         HUGUES van Gent (-after [1147]).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “quartum Hugonem” as the son of “Giselbertus de Ganz” by his wife “secundum Hugonem...filiam[965].  He adopted his mother's name and succeeded her as Seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MONTFORT-sur-RISLE

2.         ROBERT .  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Walterum et Robertum” as sons of “Giselbertus de Gaunt…[et] uxorem Aliciam de Montfort[966].  Chancellor of Stephen King of England.  Dean of York. 

3.         GILBERT (-before [1095]).  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife, adding that Gilbert predeceased his father[967]

4.         WALTER (-1139).  The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife[968].  ”Walterus de Gant, filius et hæres Gisilberti de Gant” restored Bardney Abbey in 1115, witnessed by “Roberto de ---, Willielmo nepote meo constabulario Cestriæ, Willielmo de Mandevill…[969]

-        ENGLISH NOBILITY, EARLS of LINCOLN

5.         HENRI .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

6.         RALPH .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

7.         [EMMA de Gant .  A charter dated to [1190/95] confirmed a donation of property to the canons of Bridlington by “Emma de Gant…et Willelmus de Percy filius eius[970].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is chronologically consistent for her to have been the daughter of Gilbert van Gent.  It should be noted that "Alan de Percy…" was the first witness in a charter under which his supposed brother-in-law "Walter de Gaunt" founded Bridlington priory, with the assent of Henry I King of England[971]m ALAN de Percy, son of WILLIAM de Percy & his wife Emma de Port (-[1130/Jul 1138]).] 

8.         daughter .  Orderic Vitalis records that Ives de Grantmesnil, son of “Hugo de Grentemaisnilio” and his wife, married “in Anglia Gislberti de Ganda filiam[972]m IVES de Grantmesnil, son of HUGUES de Grantmesnil & his wife Adelise de Beaumont-sur-Oise (-after 1102). 

9.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Walter de Gaunt" donated the phylactery which "Baldwin sororius suus sent him from Jerusalem" to Bridlington Priory, witnessed by "Matilda his wife"[973]m BALDWIN, son of ---. 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following persons and the main Gent family has not yet been confirmed. 

1.         GEOFFREY de Gant .  “Gaufrido de Gant, Baldewino de Gant…” witnessed the undated charter under which “Gillebertus comes Lincolniæ” donated property to Pontefract Priory[974]

 

2.         BALDWIN de Gant .  “Gaufrido de Gant, Baldewino de Gant…” witnessed the undated charter under which “Gillebertus comes Lincolniæ” donated property to Pontefract Priory[975]

 

 

 

C.      CHÂTELAINS de GAND (VIGGEZELE)

 

 

1.         STEPPO van Viggezele, son of --- .  Heer van Bornem.  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[976].  "Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[977].  A charter dated 1172 records the confirmation by "Philippo comite Flandrie, Stepho de Viggensele" of donations "de hereditate sua in Hersele et de terra sua Transblide" to Gand Saint-Pierre with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Sigero et Balduino"[978]m as her second husband, ALIX van Gent, widow of HUGUES d'Encre, daughter of SIGER [I] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife --- (-before 1154).  A charter dated 1139 records that "miles nobilis…Hugo de Inkers" married "filiam Sigeri castellani Gandensis…Aliciam" and donated property to Afflighem[979].  A charter dated 1154 records that "dominus Steppo" married "uxorem eius…Aliciam" after the death of "Hugone de Inkers" and donated property to Afflighem[980].  Steppo & his wife had three children: 

a)         SIGER [II] (-1202 or after).  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[981].  "…Sigerus castellanus et Willelmus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey[982].  "Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[983].  "Stepponis filius Sigerus" subscribed a charter of Philippe Count of Flanders dated 1171[984].  "…Sigerus castellanus de Alost…" witnessed a charter dated 1175 under which "G dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Afflighem[985]Châtelain de Gand.  “Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[986]"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[987]Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, signed by "…Sigeri Gandensis castellani, Theoderici de Beverna, Rogeri castellani Curtracensis, Balduini de Commines, Bernardi de Rosbais…"[988].  “Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[989].  Châtelain de Courtrai 1200.  Knight Templar in 1200.  m PETRONILLE de Courtrai, daughter of ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai & his first wife Sara ---.  "Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[990]Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[991].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[992].  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[993].  Siger [II] & his wife had nine children:  

i)          SIGER [III] (-1227 or after)"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[994]Châtelain de Gand

-         see below[995]

ii)         DANIEL (-before 1233).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Danieli fratri Sigeri castellani de Gandavo" as second husband of "Adelidem [filiam Hugonem de Balinghehen]"[996].  “Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[997]"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[998]m as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Balinghehen, widow of ARNOUL [I] de Cayeux, daughter of HUGUES de Balinghehen & his wife Mathilde [Matha] ---.  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Adelidem" as the only daughter of "Hugonem" (son of "Eustacio…de Balinghehen" and his wife Adelaide illegitimate daughter of Robert [Manassès] Comte de Guines) and his wife "Mathildem puerili nomine Matham…filiam Laurette de Hammis", adding that she married firstly "Ernulpho de Caiou" and secondly "Danieli fratri Sigeri castellani de Gandavo"[999]

-         Descendants[1000]

iii)        ARNOLD (-before 1190).  "Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[1001]

iv)       GILLES"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[1002]1223.  m ---.  The name of Gilles’s wife is not known.  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ARNOUL .  1233/1250. 

v)        DIRK .  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[1003].  1234.  Heer van Daem en Willemskerke.  m ---.  The name of Dirk’s wife is not known.  Dirk & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JAN .  1243/1271.  m ERKENRADE, daughter of ---.  1256.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

(1)       SIGER .  1278. 

(b)       ADELIDE .  1253.  m ALARD, son of ---. 

vi)       BERNHARD .  Provost at Harelbeke 1221/1260.  Canon at Thérouanne 1228. 

vii)      WALTER Man [I] .  “Petronilla uxor quondam…Sigeri castellani Gandensis” noted the donation of property "in parochia Anderlechtensi" made to Voorst abbey by "Olivero de Sottegem" by charter dated 1214, witnessed by "Theodoricus et Walterus filii eiusdem Petronillæ, Rogerus de Curtraco, Ingelbertus de Lupengem milites, Mathildis advocata Bethuniæ, Margareta soror eiusdem"[1004].  1261.  m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

(a)       WALTER Man [II] .  1266/1274. 

-         Descendants[1005]

viii)     BEATRIX .  1190. 

ix)       PETRONILLA (-after 1255).  “Petronilla prima abbatissa in…Forestum” confirmed the donation made by "miles Gilbertus…filius Balduini de Alost filii Rodulphi", dated 1096 [the date presumably referring to the original donation not the confirmation], further text recording that "Petronilla filia domini Segeri Templarii quondam castellani de Gandavo" was elected abbess 13 Aug 1239[1006].  Abbess of Voorst. 

b)         BOUDEWIJN (-after 1172).  Philippe Count of Flanders and "Steppo de Viggensele" donated property "in Herzele in castellaria Curtracensi et terram Transblide in castellaria de Axla" to Gand Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "filiis suis Sigero et Balduino", by charter dated 1164[1007].  "Steppo de Viggensele" set out the rights and obligations of the mayors of Tamise by charter dated 1166, signed by "Sigerus filius meus, Balduinus filius meus…"[1008].  A charter dated 1172 records the confirmation by "Philippo comite Flandrie, Stepho de Viggensele" of donations "de hereditate sua in Hersele et de terra sua Transblide" to Gand Saint-Pierre with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Sigero et Balduino"[1009]

c)         WILLEM (-after 1164).  "…Sigerus castellanus et Willelmus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1164 under which "Theodericus…dominus et princeps Alostensis" donated "silvam meam…Hokerda…" to Afflighem abbey[1010]

 

 

The parentage of Alexander van Gent has not been ascertained.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been another brother of Siger [II] Châtelain de Gand (see above). 

 

1.         ALEXANDER van Gent .  He is named in the charter dated Jun 1231 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Alexander’s wife is not known.  Alexander & his wife had one child: 

a)         BOUDEWIJN van Gent .  He is named in the charter dated Jun 1231 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Boudewijn’s wife is not known.  Boudewijn & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALEXANDER van Gent (-after Jun 1231).    Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[1011]

 

 

SIGER [III] van Gent, son of SIGER [II] Châtelain de Gand & his wife Petronille de Courtrai (-1227 or after)"Sigerus castellanus de Gandavo" donated property to Los abbey near Lille, in the presence of "uxore nostra Petronilla et filiis nostris...Sigero et Daniele", for the soul of “filii nostri Arnulfi”, by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “...Egidii castellani...[1012]Willelmus Attrebatensis advocatus Bethuniæ et Thenremundiæ dominus et Mathildis uxor mea” donated property to Clermarest abbey, for the souls of “Roberti advocati et Adelidis matris meæ, Roberti fratris mei et Walteri de Thenremunda”, by undated charter witnessed by “Anselmus frater meus...Sigerus castellanus de Gant, Sigerus et Daniel filii eius...[1013].  “Sigerus castellanus Gandensis et uxor mea Petronilla” donated property to Afflighem abbey, with the consent of "Sigero filio nostro et reliquis filiis nostris", by charter dated 1198[1014]Châtelain de Gand.  “...Sigeri Gandensis...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[1015]"Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[1016]  

m BEATRIX van Heusden, daughter of [HUGO] van Heusden & his wife ---.  "Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[1017]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Duchesne names “Beatrix Dame de Houdain mariée avec Siger II Chastellain de Gand” as the child of “Hugues Seigneur de Houdain” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1018], but it appears that he has confused the Houdain family (near Béthune, see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-BERGUES, CASSEL, BETHUNE, LILLE) with Heusden near Gent (also named Houdain in French), an interest in the latter having passed to the Gand/Gent family through Beatrix’s marriage[1019]

Siger [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         HUGO [II] (-[Sep/26 Nov] 1232)"Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[1020]Châtelain de Gand.  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[1021].  "Hugo castellanus Gandensis" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Byloka made by "Giselbertus de Sottenghem miles" with the consent of "Mathildis uxoris suæ" by charter dated May 1230[1022]Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[1023]"Hugo castellanus Gandensis dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Gent St Marie made by "Bernardus de Vennebrechies" by charter dated 1232[1024]m EUDETTE [Oda] de Champlitte, daughter of EUDES de Champlitte Vicomte de Dijon & his first wife [--- de Mont-Saint-Jean] (-after Jun 1231).  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[1025].  Dame de Champlitte until 1228.  “Guillaume de Vergy frere d’Alix de Vergy duchesse de Bourgongne” bought “la ville de Champlite” from “Hugues Chastellain de Gand et de Oede sa femme” by charter dated 1228[1026].  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[1027]Hugues châtelain de Gand et Ode sa femme” declared having sold “leur maison dite Wal et Vorhof et la terre…Boengartland” at Gent to “Alexandre fils de Bauduin fils d’Alexandre de Gand” by charter dated Jun 1231[1028]Hugo & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGO [III] (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]).  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[1029]Châtelain de Gand

-        see below

b)         GAUTHIER [Vilain] (-before 1262).  Walterus miles frater domini H. castellani Gandensis” confirmed the donations of property “ex parte...uxoris mee Ave filie domini Alexandri quondam burgensis Gandensis...in loco...Roggehof” to Cambron, with the consent of “domine Imme matris ipsius relicte dicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Aug 1251[1030]Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[1031]m AVA, daughter of ALEXANDRE & his wife Imma --- (-[1262/Aug 1279]).  Walterus miles frater domini H. castellani Gandensis” confirmed the donations of property “ex parte...uxoris mee Ave filie domini Alexandri quondam burgensis Gandensis...in loco...Roggehof” to Cambron, with the consent of “domine Imme matris ipsius relicte dicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Aug 1251[1032]Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[1033].  Gauthier & his wife had seven children: 

i)          ALEXANDRE [Vilain] (-after Aug 1279).  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus Hosdino” confirmed the donation of property held from "domino Villano milite fratre nostro" to Baudeloo abbey, granting powers to "dominæ Avezoetæ relictæ prædicti domini Villani et Alexandro primogenito eius", by charter dated 1262[1034]Hugo castellanus Gandensis” confirmed that “dominus Sygerus de Gant dictus de Burgundia avunculus meus miles” had donated property “infra terras de Stoppeldich” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum meorum...domini Alexandri cognomento Vilain militum...”, by charter dated Dec 1267[1035].  “Alexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders, naming “messire Watiers ki Vilains fu appeleis nos peres et me dame Avezoete no mere”, in the presence of “Henri de Westhuse le marit a celi Odine”, by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1036]Alexander dictus Villain miles et dominus de Steene et uxor mea” confirmed the donation of property to Baudeloo abbey made by "bonæ memoriæ dominam Avezoetam matrem meam" by charter dated Aug 1279[1037]

-         SEIGNEURS VILAIN de GAND, COMTES d’ISENGHIEN[1038]

ii)         GAUTHIERAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1039]

iii)        SOHIER [Siger] .  Alexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1040]

iv)       PHILIPPEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1041]

v)        GUILLAUMEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1042]

vi)       ODINEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders, in the presence of “Henri de Westhuse le marit a celi Odine”, by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1043]m HENRI de Westhuse, son of ---. 

vii)      CATHERINEAlexandres chevaliers appeleis Vilains...et mi freres cest Watiers, Sohiers et Phelippes et Williames...et nos deus sereurs cest Odine et Katerine” sold property “en Riedich” to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated [Dec 1270/Jan 1271][1044]

2.         SIGER (-after 1218).  "Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[1045]same person as...?  SIGER (-after Dec 1267).  Hugo castellanus Gandensis” confirmed that “dominus Sygerus de Gant dictus de Burgundia avunculus meus miles” had donated property “infra terras de Stoppeldich” to Cambron, in the presence of “hominum meorum...domini Alexandri cognomento Vilain militum...”, by charter dated Dec 1267[1046]same person as...?  SIGER van Gent m ([1236/May 1237]) as her second husband, ODA van Grimbergen, widow of WALTER Heer van de Aa en van Pollaer, daughter of ARNOUT van Grimbergen & his wife Sophie van Altena (-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[1047].  “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[1048].  “Sigerus de Gandavo et Oda uxor sua” donated “site in parochia de Mense in loco...Voerst” to Grimbergen by charter dated Aug 1237[1049]

3.         GERARD (-after Feb 1264).  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[1050].  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation to the churches of Tournai, Gent and Flines made by "Gerardus de Gand miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" by charter dated Aug 1261[1051].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[1052]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after Feb 1264).  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[1053].  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed the donation to the churches of Tournai, Gent and Flines made by "Gerardus de Gand miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" by charter dated Aug 1261[1054].  "Gerardus dictus Diabolus de Gandavo miles et Elisabeth eius uxor" confirmed the previous donations by charter dated Feb 1264[1055]

 

 

1.         SIGER van Gent, son of --- m (before Jun 1257) as her third husband, ELISABETH de Charny, widow firstly of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Thil and secondly of GAUCHER de Saint-Florentin Seigneur de Pacy, daughter of PONCE de Mont-Saint-Jean Seigneur de Charny & his second wife Sibylle de Noyers (-after Jun 1257).  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1056].  The testament of “Helisabeth domina Tilii relicta bone memorie Guillelmi quondam domini Tilii”, dated Jun 1257, made with the consent of “Sigero de Gandavo militis mariti mei”, refers to the rights of “heredes...Galcheri quondam domini Paceii...marito mee”, bequeathes property to “Agneti filie domine Adeline de Tylio...pro illa maritanda...”, and appoints “Hugonem dominum Charneii fratrem meum” among her executors[1057]

 

 

HUGO [III] van Gent, son of HUGO [II] Burggraaf van Gent & his wife Eudette de Champlitte (-[Dec 1264/Apr 1265]).  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[1058]Châtelain de Gand.  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[1059].  "Gerardus de Gandavo miles, avunculus castellani Gandensis, et Elizabeth uxor mea" donated property to Biloka abbey by charter dated Sep 1254, and "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hosdain" confirmed the donation made by "avunculus noster dominus Gerardus de Gandavo miles, uxor sua domina Elizabet" by charter dated Jan 1254 (O.S.)[1060]"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[1061]

m MARIA van Gavre, daughter of RASO [VIII] van Gavre & his wife Sophie van Breda (-after May 1263).  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1274 under which "Ioannes Mulaert dictus miles dominus de Exaerde" confirmed donations to Bodelo abbey at Gand, with the consent of "Rasonis filii mei primogeniti ætatis iam legitima, per manum...nepotis mei domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis"[1062].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  "Hugo castellanus Gandensis et Maria uxor mea" donated serfs to the church of Antwerp by charter dated 29 May 1243[1063].  “Hugo castellanus Gandensis…Maria uxor dicti castellani” sold "villam de Bornhem cum castro" to "dominæ Margaretæ Flandriæ et Hannoniæ comitissæ" for his marriage to "Machtildis sororis meæ" by charter dated [Mar] 1250[1064]"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[1065]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[1066]

Hugo [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGO [IV] van Gent (-after 1288)"Hugo miles castellanus Gandensis et dominus Husdinio" donated property to Los abbey, with the consent of "Hugo filius meus et hæres...Maria uxor mea", by charter dated Dec 1259[1067]Hugo unigenitus domini Hugonis castellani Gandensis ac domini de Hosdain et Marie eius uxoris” confirmed the donations of property “in loco...Westehuse” made to Cambron by “patris et matris mee” by charter dated May 1263[1068]Châtelain de Gand"Hugo castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hoesdein" confirmed donations to Gand Saint-Bavon made by "bonæ memoriæ H. castellanus Gandensis et dominus de Hoesdein...pater meus et...mater mea Maria castellana Gandensis eius uxor" by charter dated 31 Jul 1265[1069].  "Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1070]m MARIE du Rœulx, daughter of [EUSTACHE [IV] Seigneur du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Trith] (-after Jun 1284).  "Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1071]Hugo [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARIE van Gent (-before 1295).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Gerardus", son of "Gerardus…de Enghien", married "filiam…castellani Gandavensis"[1072].  "Gerars chevaliers Sires de Sotenghem et de Osdein et Chastelains de Gand et Marie se femme dame de Sotenghem et de Osden et Chastelaine de Gand" issued letters dated 8 Mar 1280 (O.S.)[1073]"Hues castelains de Gand sires de Hoesdeng" confirmed a sale of property to Harlebeek church, with the consent of "Marie femme à...Huon castelain devant dit et Marie femme à...Gerart signour de Sotenghem fille et oirs à devant dit castelain", by charter dated Jun 1284[1074]m (before 8 Mar 1281) GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem, son of GERARD d’Enghien Heer van Zotteghem & his wife --- de Viane ([1255/60?]-[10 Mar 1316/1319], bur Cambron). 

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van BOELARE [BOULERS]

 

 

The castle of Boelare was located near the village now called Nederboelare, on the western outskirts of Geraardsbergen about 5 kilometres south-east of Brakel in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderen. 

 

The ancestry of Nikolaas van Boelare has not been traced, apart from the isolated 1092 reference to Stefan van Boelare quoted below.  Van De Perre notes a dispute in 1235 between Alix van Boelare (see below) and the Aa family (see the document BRABANT, LOUVAIN) 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[1075].  A connection is also indicated by the 1165 charter quoted below under Nikolaas. 

 

 

1.         STEFAN van Boelare (-after 1092).  “Raginerus Sonegiensis advocatus, Engelbertus Dadengien, Balduinus de Stenkirke, Stephanus de Bouler, Gualterus et Hugo de Lens, Liethbertus et Gislardus de Saentes, Arnulfus de Sonegio, Ibert et Abbo de Braine” subscribed the charter dated 1092 under which Gérard Bishop of Cambrai freed the altar of Saint-Pierre in the church of Soignies[1076].  Delporte indicates that all the witnesses were property holders to the north of Soignies, except “Stephanus de Bouler” and suggesting that his inclusion indicates a Boelare property-holding in the same area (maybe at Bassilly, with which the family was connected in 1147[1077], and Hoves, where “la famille de Hallut (Ophasselt), branche cadette de celle de Boelare, avait des biens...au milieu du XIIe siècle”)[1078]

 

2.         WILLEM van Boelare (-after 1150).  “Willelmi de Boular, Arnoldi de Aldenarde, Rasonis de Gauere, Arnoldi fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1150 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed “terra...Oedevelt...et...silva...Meentocht” to Gand Saint-Pierre[1079]

 

 

1.         NIKOLAAS van Boelare [Boulers] (-[1165/76])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[1080]Nikolaas was not named in the 1176 charter of his father-in-law, quoted below, presumably indicating that he was deceased at the time.  m as her first husband, ADA du Rœulx, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] du Rœulx & his wife Marie de Morlanwelz ([before 1150]-).  "Eustachius de Ruez" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Bonne-Espérance by "domina Ada soror mea, Nivellensis abbatissa" after her death, with the consent of "filii…mei Nicholaus, Eustachius, Ada filia mea", by charter dated 1176[1081].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names (in order) "Beatricem, Alidem et Adam" as daughters of "Eustacium de Ruez…Senior" & his wife, naming the first husband of Ada as "Nicholao de Bouleirs", her second husband "Drogoni de Boosiis" (specifying that they had children) and her third husband "militia Flandrensi Gosuino"[1082].  Bearing in mind that Ada’s daughter by her first marriage was already married in 1181 (see below), it is unlikely that Ada was born after [1150].  She married secondly Drogon de Bousies.  She married thirdly Goswin de Wavrinchildren: 

a)         ALIX van Boelare (-after Mar [1239])"Michael constabularius Flandriæ…et uxor mea Ada et filius meus Philippus et uxor eius Aliz" donated annual revenue to Ninove by charter dated 1181[1083]Vrouw van Boelare.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the 30 Jul 1197 charter quoted below in which her second husband is named “constabularius de Boular”.  "Alicia domina de Boular" donated property "prope villam de Idenghem" to Ninove, with the consent of "domini Michaelis filii mei Flandrensis constabularii", by charter dated Feb 1216[1084].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed her donation of "tria bonaria prati de allodio meo in parochia de Ydenghem, jacentia juxta Teneram versus Loetsh" to Ninove, with the consent of "liberorum meorum", by charter dated Dec 1217, signed by "Adæ filiæ meæ…"[1085].  "Alicia domina de Bouler" donated revenue from "prati apud Odevarsnest" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1222, signed by "Soikini prioris, Symonis de Gant canonici Ninivensis, Gosuini militis de Emelverdenghem, Walteri de Deftenghem, Razonis filii mei, Gerardi Vander Beuren, Adæ filiæ meæ"[1086].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…filia mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[1087].  "Alicia domina de Boular" confirmed the donation of property "in parochia de Asplar et de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by "filius meus Philippus miles" by charter dated 24 Jun 1236[1088].  “Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238 (O.S.?)[1089].  She is named “Aelidis quondam dominæ de Boulers matris suæ et meæ” in the charter dated Oct 1256 under which “Ægidius dictus le Brun de Trazegnies constabularius Franciæ” confirmed that “Osto quondam dominus de Trazegnies frater meus” had donated property to Beaupré abbey[1090]m firstly (before 1181) PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel Connétable de Flandre, son of MICHEL [II] Châtelain de Cassel, Connétable de Flandre & his wife Ada --- (-[1196/early 1197]).  m secondly (before 30 Jul 1197) GILLES [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies, son of OSTE [II] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Mathilde de l’Alleud ([1170/75]-killed in battle Asia Minor [1202/04]).  “Aegidius constabularius de Boular et dominus de Silli” confirmed that "Berta de Stenhus...cum filiis suis Amelrico, Gerardo, Sockino, Balduino" had donated “decimæ de Vorda”, which she held from him, to Ninove, with the consent of “advocati sui Willelmi...de Luceau”, by charter dated 30 Jul 1197[1091]m thirdly ([1207]) RASO [VII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke, son of RASO [VI] van Gavre & his wife Clarice --- (-before 1214). 

 

 

PHILIPPE de Cassel, son of PHILIPPE Châtelain de Cassel Connétable de Flandre & his wife Alix Vrouw van Boelare (-after Mar 1247).  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ et dominus de Asplar" donated rights to a family of serfs to Ninove by charter dated Dec 1231[1092].  "Philippus de Boular constabularius Flandriæ…cum Helewidis de Neder-Hasselt" donated rights to land "in parochia de Neder-Hasselt" to Ninove by charter dated 1231[1093].  "Philippus filius nobilis matronæ Aliciæ dominæ de Boular" confirmed the donation made by "dominus Gossuinus de Scendelbecca et…soror mea Ada uxor eius" to Ninove by charter dated Feb 1232[1094]Heer van Boelare.  "Philippus de Boular dominus de Asplar" donated rights over land "de Asplar" to Ninove by charter dated 1235[1095].  “Alidis domina de Boular” donated property to Beaupré abbey, with the consent of “filiorum meorum...Philippi majoris natu, Ostonis, Ægidii et Rasonis, domini Gosuini de Scendelbeka et Ada filiæ, uxoris Gosuini”, by charter dated Mar 1238[1096].  "Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[1097]

m as her first husband, IMAINE, daughter of --- (-after 1267).  "Philippus dominus de Boular" waived payments from Ninove, with the consent of "Humanæ uxoris meæ", by charter dated Mar 1247[1098].  She married secondly as his second wife, Leon van de Aa Heer van Pollare.  Butkens records her two marriages without citing the sources which confirm the information[1099].  “Leonius dictus de Aa dominus de Poller miles et Ymaina uxor mea” issued a charter dated 1267[1100]

Philippe & his wife had children: 

1.         HENDRIK van Boelare .  Goethals records his parentage without citing the primary source which confirms the information[1101]Heer van Boelare.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont" when recording his daughters marriage[1102]m ---.  The name of Hendrik’s wife is not known.  Hendrik & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX van Boelare (-22 Nov 1294, bur Beaupré)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filiarum…domini Sigeri…secundam" married "dominus de Liedekerke, dominus Rasso de Gavre" and records that they had several children "quorum primogenitus Rasso" who married "filiam Henrici de Boulers juxta Grammont"[1103].  “Razo de Gavere dominus de Liedekercke et de Breda et Alicia uxor mea” donated property to "monasterii Ninivensis" by charter dated 1292[1104].  An epitaph at Beaupré records the burial of medame Aelys de Boulers ky fut feme au S. de Liedekercke et de Breda” who died 25 Nov 1294[1105]Vrouw van Boelarem (before Mar 1267) as his first wife, RASO [XII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke, son of RASO [X] van Gavre & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien (-23 Nov [1307]).  Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris

 

 

1.         FILIPS van Reigaarsvlietm ---.  The name of Filips’s wife is not known.  Filips & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA van Reigaarsvliet ).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 1381 charter which names [her daughter] Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1106]m as his first wife, JAN [IV] Heer van Gistel, son of JAN [V] Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabel van Rodes (-early 1417). 

 

2.         WILLEM van Reigaarsvliet .  An obituary book of ten Bossche records “dnus Guilelmus de Reijghersvliet, fondator eius, miles, et dne Margareta uxor eius, et Ludovicus de Reijghersvliet” [no dates][1107]m MARGARETA, daughter of ---.  An obituary book of ten Bossche records “dnus Guilelmus de Reijghersvliet, fondator eius, miles, et dne Margareta uxor eius, et Ludovicus de Reijghersvliet” [no dates][1108].  Willem & his wife had one child: 

a)         LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet (-[Mar 1435/10 Dec 1436])An obituary book of ten Bossche records “dnus Guilelmus de Reijghersvliet, fondator eius, miles, et dne Margareta uxor eius, et Ludovicus de Reijghersvliet” [no dates][1109].  A charter dated to [Oct/Dec] 1365 names “Lodewijc mins here Willemszone van Reingheersvliet” as a fiefholder from Veurne[1110]Heer van Boelare, de iure uxoris.  A charter dated 1 Jul 1383 names “Lodewijck van Reinghersvliete ridder here van Boulaer” and one dated 1384 records “mer Lodewijc van Reyghersvliete heere van Boelare” as a fiefholder from Bruges[1111].  A charter dated 17 Jun 1406 names “mer Lodewijck van Reyghersvliete heere van den lande van Boulaer, ber van Vlaanderen[1112].  A charter dated Feb 1406 (N.S.) names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet here van Boulaer” as the fiefholder of Schendelbeke from Aalst, followed by “joncheer Pieter van Reinghersvliete[1113]. A charter dated 1409 names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet” as a fiefholder from Aalst[1114].  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 29 Oct 1429 names “monseigneur de Boulers, Pierre son filz[1115].  A charter dated 1435 names “Lodewijc van Reinghersvliete heere vanden lande van Boulaer[1116].  Lodewijk was presumably deceased 10 Dec 1436, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son is named Heer van Boelare.  m (1378) ISABELLE de Fosseux, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, Heer van Boelare, Heer van Nevele & his wife --- van Boelare (-after 1390).  Van Trimpont records that Lodewijk van Reigaarsvliet married “en dochter van Jan de Fosseux” in 1378[1117].  “Ijsenbeele van Fosseux femme de Lodewijc van Reinghersvliete, heere van den lande van Boelare ende van Scendelbeke” was named in a charter dated 1390[1118].  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the epitaph of her great-great-granddaughter “dame Marie de Bouchaulte dame de Boullers” who died 23 Jul 1563, displaying the 16 quarters “Bouchaulte; Rochefort; Reygersvliet; Fosseux; Vienne; Buren; Poucques; Borschelle.  Luxembourg; Baux; Melun; Abville; Ville; Rotselaer; Hamaide; Jagneulle[1119].  Lodewijk & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIETER van Reigaarsvliet (-1466)A charter dated Feb 1406 (N.S.) names “mer Lodewijc van Reinghersvliet here van Boulaer” as the fiefholder of Schendelbeke from Aalst, noting that he was later followed by “joncheer Pieter van Reinghersvliete[1120].  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 29 Oct 1429 names “monseigneur de Boulers, Pierre son filz[1121]Heer van Boelare.  A convocation of Flemish knights for military service dated 10 Dec 1436 names “Pierre seigneur de Boullers[1122]m MARGUERITE d’Halluin, daughter of JEAN d’Halluin [Seigneur de Roosebeke] & his wife [Marie] [Isabelle?] van Gistel (-after 25 Apr 1435).  A charter dated 25 Apr 1435 names “Pierre de Boulers escuier”, married to “Margaretha van Halewijn, de oudste dochter van Jan van Halewijn en Isabella van Gistel[1123]Follow her hyperlink for a discussion about the doubts about her father’s identity. 

ii)         ALIANA van Reigaarsvliet A charter dated 9 Mar 1435/12 Jan 1436 names “vrauwe Aliane van Reynghersvliete weduwe van ridder Wouter van Wingene...htmhter van ridder Lodewijk van Reinghersvliet heer van Boelare[1124]Buylaert records her family origin and first marriage, noting that her son succeeded her brother Pieter as Heer van Boelare[1125]m firstly GILLES de Bouchout, son of DANIEL de Bouchout & his first wife Marguerite de Walcourt (-before 3 Jul 1419).  m secondly WOUTER van Wingene, son of --- (-before 9 Mar 1435). 

 

3.         WALTER van Reigarsvlieet .  Walter is named as father of Hendrik in the source cited below.  No document has been found which names him in his own capacity.  m ---.  The name of Walter’s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

a)         HENDRIK van Reigaarsvliet .  His parentage is confirmed in the source cited below which records his daughter’s marriage.  m --- van Schendelbeek, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage[1126].  Hendrik & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANNA van Reigaarsvliet .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1127].  Vredius quotes a manuscript which records that “Iean de Flandre Seign. de Praet et de la Woestine” married “Ieanne de Reyghersvliet fille de Henry, fils de Gautier[1128].  No primary source has been found which confirms her parentage and marriage, or her date of death.  m JEAN de Flandre Heer van Praet, son of LOUIS bâtard de Flandre Heer van Praet & his wife Marie van Gistel Vrouw van Zwevegem (-after 10 Sep 1439).    

 

 

GILLES de Bouchout [van Boekhoute], son of DANIEL de Bouchout & his wife Marguerite de Walcourt .  Wauters names “Henri, Daniel IV, Catherine, Marguerite femme de Costin de Berchem, Gilles qui épousa Aliane de Reygersvliet, et un enfant naturel...Guillaume” as the children of Daniel de Bouchout[1129]

m as her first husband, ALIANA van Reigaarsvliet, daughter of LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet Heer van Boelare & his wife Isabelle de Fosseux.  She married secondly Wouter van WingeneA charter dated 9 Mar 1435/12 Jan 1436 names “vrauwe Aliane van Reynghersvliete weduwe van ridder Wouter van Wingene...htmhter van ridder Lodewijk van Reinghersvliet heer van Boelare[1130]Buylaert records her family origin and first marriage, noting that her son succeeded her brother Pieter as Heer van Boelare[1131]Wauters names “...Gilles qui épousa Aliane de Reygersvliet...” as the children of Daniel de Bouchout[1132]Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the epitaph of her great-granddaughter “dame Marie de Bouchaulte dame de Boullers” who died 23 Jul 1563, displaying the 16 quarters “Bouchaulte; Rochefort; Reygersvliet; Fosseux; Vienne; Buren; Poucques; Borschelle.  Luxembourg; Baux; Melun; Abville; Ville; Rotselaer; Hamaide; Jagneulle[1133]

Gilles & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN van Boekhoute [de Bouchout] .  Wauters names “frère aîné de Daniel, Jean seigneur de Boulers” and his wife “Jeanne de Vianen dame de Beversweert” (no source cited)[1134].  He succeeded his maternal uncle as Heer van Boelare.  Wauters records that Daniel granted “le fief de Releghem” to his brother “Jean”, dated to 1449[1135].  Heer van Releghem.  m JOHANNA van Vianen Vrouw van Beversweert, daughter of ---.  Wauters names “frère aîné de Daniel, Jean seigneur de Boulers” and his wife “Jeanne de Vianen dame de Beversweert” (no source cited)[1136]Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the epitaph of her granddaughter “dame Marie de Bouchaulte dame de Boullers” who died 23 Jul 1563, displaying the 16 quarters “Bouchaulte; Rochefort; Reygersvliet; Fosseux; Vienne; Buren; Poucques; Borschelle.  Luxembourg; Baux; Melun; Abville; Ville; Rotselaer; Hamaide; Jagneulle[1137]Jan & his wife had one child: 

a)         DANIEL van Boekhoute (-after 1489, bur Gheerdtsberghe).  Wauters records his parentage (no source cited)[1138]Heer van Boelare.  Burggraaf van Brussel 1483-1489[1139]An epitaph at Gheerdtsberghe records the burial of “mijn heere Daniel van Bouchoutte rudders heere van Boulare, beer van Vlaenderen” and “mevrau Marie van Luxembouch, fa mijns heeren van Fiennes, ruddere van der ordene van den Gulden Vliese[1140]m MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of JACQUES de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes et de Gavre & his wife Marie de Berlaimont Dame de Ville, de la Hamaide et de Vasières (-bur Gheerdtsberghe).  An epitaph at Gheerdtsberghe records the burial of “mijn heere Daniel van Bouchoutte rudders heere van Boulare, beer van Vlaenderen” and “mevrau Marie van Luxembouch, fa mijns heeren van Fiennes, ruddere van der ordene van den Gulden Vliese[1141]Her family origin is also indicated by the 16 quarters displayed on the epitaph of her daughter.  Daniel & his wife had children: 

i)          MARIA van Boekhoute (-23 Jul 1563, bur Grammont, bur Saint-Adrien)Vrouw van Boelare.  Her two marriages are suggested by her titles in her epitaph at Grammont Saint-Adrien which records the burial of “dame Marie de Bouchaulte dame de Boullers, Beverweerden, Odyck, vicomtesse douagiere de Berghes St Winock, Gaesbeke, Lannoy, Rollencourt” who died 23 Jul 1563, displaying the 16 quarters “Bouchaulte; Rochefort; Reygersvliet; Fosseux; Vienne; Buren; Poucques; Borschelle.  Luxembourg; Baux; Melun; Abville; Ville; Rotselaer; Hamaide; Jagneulle[1142]m firstly HUGUES de Lannoy Seigneur de Wahaignies et de Tronchiennes, son of ---.  m secondly HENDRIK van Horne Vicomte de Bergues-Saint-Winoc, son of MAXIMILIAAN van Horne Vicomte de Furnes, Seigneur de Gaesbeek & his wife Barbara van Montfoort (-1540, bur Braine-le-Château). 

2.         DANIEL van Boekhoute [de Bouchout] (-killed in battle Montlhéry 16 Jul 1465)Wauters says that Daniel was “fils ou petit-fils de Gilles Bouchet et d’Aliane de Reygersvliet dame de Boulers” (no source cited)[1143].  Wauters records that Daniel acquired “la châtellenie de Bruxelles” from “le chevalier Conrad Vandermeeren” (who had bought it 19 Jul 1443), and swore allegiance to Philippe III Duke of Burgundy 22 May 1444/16 Feb 1445[1144]Seigneur de Diepenstein, Bouchout, Loenhout.  Wauters records his testament dated 15 Sep 1460 and his death, killed at Montlhéry 16 Jul 1465 (no sources cited)[1145]m ([9 Oct 1433/19 Dec 1441]) as her third husband, MARGUERITE de Poucques, widow firstly of AREND van Steenhuize-Zwevegem, and secondly of DANIEL van Herzele Heer van Lillare en Oudenove-St-Marie, daughter of ALARD [Heylaerd] Seigneur de Poucques [van Poeke] & his wife Katharina van Borselen.  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage[1146].  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her second husband’s death 9 Oct 1433 and burial at Gent St Bavon[1147].  Wauters records her family origin and third marriage (no sources cited)[1148].  Daniel & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA van Boekhote .  Wauters records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1149]m as his first wife, EVRARD de Marck Seigneur d’Arenberg, son of JEAN [I] de la Marck Seigneur de Sedan, Seigneur d’Arenberg & his wife Agnes von Virneburg (-19 Jun 1506). 

 

 

 

E.      HEREN van HEUSDEN

 

 

Heusden (Houdain in French) is located in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderedn, on the eastern outskirts of Gent.  It is different from Heusden near ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant (see the document DUTCH NOBILITY), and also different from Houdain near Béthune in northern France (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-BERGUES, CASSEL, BETHUNE, LILLE). 

 

 

1.         [HUGO] van HeusdenDu Chesne names “Hugues Seigneur de Houdain” as father of Beatrix who is named below, without citing the corresponding primary source[1150].  However, it appears that Duchesne has confused the Houdain family (near Béthune, see NORTHERN FRANCE-BERGUES, CASSEL, BETHUNE, LILLE) with Heusden near Gent (also named Houdain in French), an interest in the latter having passed to the Gand/Gent family through Beatrix’s marriage[1151].  No other source has been identified which confirms the name of Beatrix’s father, although the name Hugo was introduced into the Gand family after Beatrix’s marriage.  m ---.  The name of his wife is not known.  [Hugo] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BEATRIX van Heusden .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified. Du Chesne names “Beatrix Dame de Houdain mariée avec Siger II Chastellain de Gand” as the child of “Hugues Seigneur de Houdain” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1152].  "Sigerus castellanus Gandensis" donated property to Affleghem, for the anniversaries of "meum et matris mæ Petronillæ et uxoris meæ Beatricis", with the consent of “Hugo primogenitus filius meus, Sigerus filius meus”, by charter dated 1218[1153]m SIGER Châtelain de Gand, son of SIGER [II] Châtelain de Gand & his wife Petronille de Courtrai (-1227 or after). 

 

 

 

F.      HEREN van MALDEGEM

 

 

Maldegem is located about 15 kilometres due east of Brugge and about 20 kilometres north-west of Ghent in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderen.  The seigneurial family of Maldegem was studied in the mid-19th century by the comtesse de Lalaing, whose narrative is not detailed enough to provide a comprehensive history but who reproduces numerous original charters, extracts from which have been included below. 

 

 

1.         WULFRIC van Maldegem (-after 1122).  A charter of Charles Count of Flanders dated 1122 was witnessed by “Wulfricus et Desdier de Maldeghem[1154]

 

2.         DIDIER [Dirk?] van Maldegem (-after 1122).  A charter of Charles Count of Flanders dated 1122 was witnessed by “Wulfricus et Desdier de Maldeghem[1155]

 

 

1.         ROBERT van Maldegem (-after 1152).  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1152 was witnessed by “...Robertus de Maldeghem...[1156]

 

2.         OSTE van Maldegem (-after [1170]).  “Walterus de Tenremundis” donated “decima apud Weneswale sive Botreshaude et decima in Everghem” to Gand Saint-Bavon by charter dated to [1170], witnessed by “…Ostonis de Maldenghem…[1157]

 

3.         DIDIER [Dirk?] van Maldegem (-after 9 Feb 1199).  Burggraaf van Maldegem.  Everard Bishop of Tournai confirmed that “Gertrudis Brugensis castellana et filius eius Joannes castellanus” donated “decimam...de Lophem...” to Bruges Sainte-Marie, in memory of “mariti sui piæ recordationis Rodulphi castellani...et filii sui comitis Cononis”, by charter dated 10 Sep 1185, witnessed by “…Desiderii scouthete de Maldenghien…[1158].  “Johannes...Brugensis castellanus” donated property to “ecclesiæ de Papinglo, ubi frater meus Cono comes Suessionum et Brugensis castellanus...requiesquit”, for the souls of “prædicti fratris mei et...filii mei Ivonis”, with the consent of “matris meæ Gertrudis”, by charter dated 4 May 1189, witnessed by “…Desiderii scotheti de Maldenghem…[1159].  “...Thirkini castellani de Maldeghem...” witnessed a charter dated 9 Feb 1198 (O.S.?) of Baudouin IX Count of Flanders[1160]

 

4.         LANCELOT van Maldegem (-after 1201).  “...Lancelotus de Maldeghem...” witnessed a charter dated 1201 of Baudouin IX Count of Flanders[1161]

 

 

Five siblings, parents not identified, although the chronology suggests that they were children of Didier [Dirk?] who is named above.  . 

1.         FILIP [I] van Maldegem (-[25 Dec 1220/Jan 1230])Burggraaf van Maldegem.  “Boduinus de Praet, Philippus castellanus de Maldeghem” confirmed that “Gerardus de Maldeghem et Machtildis uxor sua” donated “medietate decime--- ecclesie Harlebecensi” by charter dated 1208[1162].  “Philippus castellanus de Maldenghem” confirmed the donation made by “Reinaldo de Coienghem famulo meo”, confirmed by “homines mei...dominus Dirkinus de Maldenghem frater meus...”, by charter dated [24/25] Dec 1220[1163].  He is named as deceased in his wife’s Jan 1229 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  m (-before 1207) MARIE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME de Hainaut Seigneur de Thy-le-Château, Chancellor of Flanders & his wife Hedwige de Saint-Saulve (-after Jul 1232).  “Willelmus patruus marchionis Namurcensis” noted that “Philippus castellanus de Maldenghem” had pledged “mediatatem decimæ suæ...apud Suënkercke”, and recorded “uxor Philippi...filia mea, dotalicium”, by charter dated Jul 1207, witnessed by “...Willelmi et Gerardi filiorum meorum...[1164].  “Maria relicta Philippi quondam castellani de Maldenghem” acknowledged receipt of her dower “a dicto Philippo, Willelmo filio suo primogenito” by charter dated Jan 1229 (O.S.?)[1165].  “Maria relicta quondam Philippi castellani de Maldenghem” confirmed receipt of dower “super mediatatem decimæ de Suënkercke, quam Willelmus filius meus in manu sua tenebat”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1166].  Filip [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         WILLEM van Maldegem (-[Feb 1250/1255]).  “Maria relicta Philippi quondam castellani de Maldenghem” acknowledged receipt of her dower “a dicto Philippo, Willelmo filio suo primogenito” by charter dated Jan 1229 (O.S.?)[1167]Burggraaf van Maldegem

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b)         FILIP van Maldegem (-after Jul 1232).  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” noted that “dom. Philippus pater meus” had pledged “medietatem decimæ suæ de Suenkercke” to Bruges St Donat, with the consent of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et Philippi fratris mei”, naming as guarantors “D. Philippum de Wastina, D. Balduinum de Prat, D. Dierekinum de Maldenghem et D. Leonium de Morkerka”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1168]same person as...?  FILIP van Maldegem (-[Mar 1240/early 1241]).  “Franco prepositus Brugensis, Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed the agreement between Dunes abbey and “Oliverius nepos noster filius bone memorie domini Joannis de Axla et Philippus de Maldeghem cognatus noster et Aelidis domicella de Samslachte uxor eius” by charter dated Mar 1239 (O.S.?)[1169]m as her first husband, ALIX van Samslachte, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1241).  “Franco prepositus Brugensis, Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed the agreement between Dunes abbey and “Oliverius nepos noster filius bone memorie domini Joannis de Axla et Philippus de Maldeghem cognatus noster et Aelidis domicella de Samslachte uxor eius” by charter dated Mar 1239 (O.S.?)[1170].  She married secondly ([1240/early 1241]) Roem van Lokerne.  A charter dated Apr 1241 records the dispute between Dunes and “Philippum de Maldeghem et Aelidam domicellam de Saemslach uxorem eius et Oliverium de Axla et Hugonem Sobe cum uxore sua”, and the later settlement agreed by “Roem de Lokerne maritus relicte Philippi de Maldeghem cum eadem uxore sua[1171]

2.         DIRK van Maldegem (-[Nov 1233/Aug 1238]).  “Philippus castellanus de Maldenghem” confirmed the donation made by “Reinaldo de Coienghem famulo meo”, confirmed by “homines mei...dominus Dirkinus de Maldenghem frater meus...”, by charter dated [24/25] Dec 1220[1172].  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” noted that “dom. Philippus pater meus” had pledged “medietatem decimæ suæ de Suenkercke” to Bruges St Donat, with the consent of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et Philippi fratris mei”, naming as guarantors “D. Philippum de Wastina, D. Balduinum de Prat, D. Dierekinum de Maldenghem et D. Leonium de Morkerka”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1173].  “Dirkinus de Maldeghem miles” confirmed the acquisition of “ad wastinam meam de Broco apud Maldeghem” by Baudeloo Sainte-Marie by charter dated Nov 1233[1174].  “F. Brugensis prepositus et Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed that “nepos noster dominus Willelmus castellanus de Maldeghem et...soror nostra domina M. de Sinnebeke, qui nunc vivent, et...frater noster dominus Dirkinus de Maldeghem ac...soror nostra domina B. de Axele bone memorie, dum viverent” donated “decimas…in parochiis de Maldeghem et de Somerghem jure hereditario possedimus” to Gand Sainte-Marie by charter dated Aug 1238[1175]

3.         FRANCO van Maldegem (-after Mar 1240).  Provost at Bruges, Chancellor of Flanders.  “F. Brugensis prepositus et Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed that “nepos noster dominus Willelmus castellanus de Maldeghem et...soror nostra domina M. de Sinnebeke, qui nunc vivent, et...frater noster dominus Dirkinus de Maldeghem ac...soror nostra domina B. de Axele bone memorie, dum viverent” donated “decimas…in parochiis de Maldeghem et de Somerghem jure hereditario possedimus” to Gand Sainte-Marie by charter dated Aug 1238[1176].  “Franco prepositus Brugensis, Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed the agreement between Dunes abbey and “Oliverius nepos noster filius bone memorie domini Joannis de Axla et Philippus de Maldeghem cognatus noster et Aelidis domicella de Samslachte uxor eius” by charter dated Mar 1239 (O.S.?)[1177]

4.         M--- van Maldegem (-after Aug 1238). “F. Brugensis prepositus et Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed that “nepos noster dominus Willelmus castellanus de Maldeghem et...soror nostra domina M. de Sinnebeke, qui nunc vivent, et...frater noster dominus Dirkinus de Maldeghem ac...soror nostra domina B. de Axele bone memorie, dum viverent” donated “decimas…in parochiis de Maldeghem et de Somerghem jure hereditario possedimus” to Gand Sainte-Marie by charter dated Aug 1238[1178].   m --- Heer van Sinnebeke, son of ---. 

5.         B--- van Maldegem (-before Aug 1238).  “F. Brugensis prepositus et Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed that “nepos noster dominus Willelmus castellanus de Maldeghem et...soror nostra domina M. de Sinnebeke, qui nunc vivent, et...frater noster dominus Dirkinus de Maldeghem ac...soror nostra domina B. de Axele bone memorie, dum viverent” donated “decimas…in parochiis de Maldeghem et de Somerghem jure hereditario possedimus” to Gand Sainte-Marie by charter dated Aug 1238[1179].  “Franco prepositus Brugensis, Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed the agreement between Dunes abbey and “Oliverius nepos noster filius bone memorie domini Joannis de Axla et Philippus de Maldeghem cognatus noster et Aelidis domicella de Samslachte uxor eius” by charter dated Mar 1239 (O.S.?)[1180]m JAN van Axele, son of --- (-before Mar 1240). 

 

 

WILLEM van Maldegem, son of FILIP [I] Burggraaf van Maldegem & his wife Marie de Hainaut (-[Feb 1250/1255]).  [Butkens splits this Willem van Maldegem into two, showing Willem senior husband of Agnes van Gistel as father of Willem junior husband of Margareta van de Woestijne[1181], which is contradicted by the sources quoted in this section.]  “Maria relicta Philippi quondam castellani de Maldenghem” acknowledged receipt of her dower “a dicto Philippo, Willelmo filio suo primogenito” by charter dated Jan 1229 (O.S.?)[1182].  “Maria relicta quondam Philippi castellani de Maldenghem” confirmed receipt of dower “super mediatatem decimæ de Suënkercke, quam Willelmus filius meus in manu sua tenebat”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1183]Burggraaf van Maldegem.  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” noted that “dom. Philippus pater meus” had pledged “medietatem decimæ suæ de Suenkercke” to Bruges St Donat, with the consent of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et Philippi fratris mei”, naming as guarantors “D. Philippum de Wastina, D. Balduinum de Prat, D. Dierekinum de Maldenghem et D. Leonium de Morkerka”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1184].  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” sold “totam Wastinam”, with the consent of “dominæ Margaretæ uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.?)[1185].  “F. Brugensis prepositus et Flandrie cancellarius” confirmed that “nepos noster dominus Willelmus castellanus de Maldeghem et...soror nostra domina M. de Sinnebeke, qui nunc vivent, et...frater noster dominus Dirkinus de Maldeghem ac...soror nostra domina B. de Axele bone memorie, dum viverent” donated “decimas…in parochiis de Maldeghem et de Somerghem jure hereditario possedimus” to Gand Sainte-Marie by charter dated Aug 1238[1186].  “Wilhelmus escouteta de Maldenghem miles et Agnes...uxor mea” sold “omnem decimam nostram in parochia de Suenkercka” to “Roberto decano et capitulo B. Donatiani in Brugis” by charter dated 29 Apr 1242[1187].  “...Wilhelmus de Maldenghem...” swore allegiance to Marguerite Ctss of Flanders by charter dated Mar 1245 (O.S.?)[1188].  “Willelmus dominus de Maldenghem” founded a chapel “in ecclesia de Maldenghem”, for the souls of “Agnetis de Ghistella, Margarete de Wattina, quondam uxorum mearum”, with the consent of “Philippum dnum de Maldeghem filium Willelmi”, by charter dated Feb 1250[1189].  Willem is named as deceased in the 1255 charter of his son quoted below. 

m firstly (before Jul 1232) MARGARETA van de Woestijne, daughter of --- (-[Jul 1232/29 Apr 1242]).  Butkens calls her “Marguerite du Rœulx” (no sources cited)[1190], which is contradicted by the Feb 1250 charter quoted below.  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” noted that “dom. Philippus pater meus” had pledged “medietatem decimæ suæ de Suenkercke” to Bruges St Donat, with the consent of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et Philippi fratris mei”, naming as guarantors “D. Philippum de Wastina, D. Balduinum de Prat, D. Dierekinum de Maldenghem et D. Leonium de Morkerka”, by charter dated Jul 1232[1191].  “Wilhelmus castellanus de Maldenghem” sold “totam Wastinam”, with the consent of “dominæ Margaretæ uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.?)[1192].  “Wilhelmus escouteta de Maldenghem miles et Agnes...uxor mea” sold “omnem decimam nostram in parochia de Suenkercka” to “Roberto decano et capitulo B. Donatiani in Brugis” by charter dated 29 Apr 1242[1193].  “Willelmus dominus de Maldenghem” founded a chapel “in ecclesia de Maldenghem”, for the souls of “Agnetis de Ghistella, Margarete de Wattina, quondam uxorum mearum”, with the consent of “Philippum dnum de Maldeghem filium Willelmi”, by charter dated Feb 1250[1194]

m secondly (before 29 Apr 1242) AGNES van Gistel, daughter of --- (-[29 Apr 1242/Feb 1250]).  “Wilhelmus escouteta de Maldenghem miles et Agnes...uxor mea” sold “omnem decimam nostram in parochia de Suenkercka” to “Roberto decano et capitulo B. Donatiani in Brugis” by charter dated 29 Apr 1242[1195].  “Willelmus dominus de Maldenghem” founded a chapel “in ecclesia de Maldenghem”, for the souls of “Agnetis de Ghistella, Margarete de Wattina, quondam uxorum mearum”, with the consent of “Philippum dnum de Maldeghem filium Willelmi”, by charter dated Feb 1250[1196]

Willem & his first wife had one child: 

1.         FILIP [II] van Maldegem (-before Jul 1275).  The chronology of his children indicates that Filip was born from his father’s first marriage.  Burggraaf, Heer van MaldegemPhilippe châtelain et seigneur de Maldeghem” requested the bishop of Tournai to confirm the foundation of two chapels at Maldegem church by “feu Guillaume son père chevalier seigneur de Maldeghem” for his soul and that of “feues Agnès de Ghistelle et Marguerite de la Watinne ses deux femmes”, by charter dated 1255[1197]Philippus dominus de Maldenghem miles et Elizabetha...uxor mea” confirmed a sale to Gand Saint-Bavon by charter dated Oct 1263[1198].  He is named as deceased in the Jul 1275 marriage contract of his daughter Katharina, quoted below.  m ISABELLE van Belje, daughter of SALOMON van Belje [from Ypres] & his wife Christina --- (-[before 23 Jun 1279]).  [Butkens records “Isabeau fille de Salomon van Belje” as Filip’s first wife and “Marie de Bethune Dame de Locre, de la branche dont descendent les ducs de Sully...” as his second wife (no sources cited)[1199], the latter being the second wife of Filip [V] Heer van Maldegem (see below).]  “Philippus dominus de Maldenghem miles et Elizabetha...uxor mea” confirmed a sale to Gand Saint-Bavon by charter dated Oct 1263[1200].  “Cristina relicta quondam Salamonis dicti Belle burgensis Yprensis” confirmed her husband’s foundation of a hospital “infra villam Yprensem”, for the souls of “dicti Salamonis quondam mariti sui et Elizabeth filie sue, quondam domine de Maldinghem et Philippi quondam domini de Maldenghem eius mariti et Johannis Belle filii Salmonis predicti”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1279[1201].  It is uncertain from the wording of this document whether Isabelle was living or deceased at the time as “quondam domine de Maldenghem” could refer to her no longer being “domine” because her husband was deceased.  Filip [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         FILIP [III] van Maldegem (-after Mar 1308, maybe after Mar 1314).  He is named as a minor in the Jul 1275 marriage contract of his sister Katharina (which names her father Filip [II]).  Heer van Maldegem

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b)         AGNES van Maldegem (-after Jul 1275).  She is named in the Jul 1275 marriage contract of her sister Katharina. 

c)         KATHARINA van Maldegem (-after 1289).  The marriage contract between “Jean châtelain de Lille et Mahaut châtelaine de Lille pour...Thomassin leur fils ou de leur quatrième fils qui ne seroit pas clerc si Thomas venoit à mourir” and “Jean de Ghistielle Sgr. de Fourmesielle et de le Wastine et les communs amis de Cath. fille cadette de feu Mgr. Philippon de Maldenghien” is dated Jul 1275, and provides for inheritance by “demoiselle Agnès sœur de ladite Cath...suivant le consentement des avoués [tuteurs] de Phil. de Maldenghiem son frère[1202].  A charter dated Feb 1282 records that Thomas later refused to marry his betrothed, noting that the couple “n’étoient pas en âge” at the date of the earlier contract, and the settlement of the dispute which followed, guaranteed for Thomas by “Willaume de Flandre fils du Comte, Jean de Beaumont son neveu, messire Thomas de Mortaigne et messire Willaume de Mortaigne son frère” and for Katharina by “messire Jean de Ghistielles, messire Roger son frère, et le Sire de Maldeghem frère de ladite Catherine[1203]Jehans de Rodes chevalier sire d’Englemoustier, Katherine de Maldeghem sa femme” issued a charter in London dated 1289[1204].  Maybe Jan van Rodes was the brother of Marie van Rodes, wife of Katharina’s brother Filip [III] (see above).  Betrothed (Jul 1275, contract broken before Feb 1282) to THOMAS de Lille, son of JEAN [III] Châtelain de Lille & his wife Mathilde de Mortagne (-after Feb 1282).  m (before 1289) JAN van Rodes Heer van Ingelmunster, son of ---. 

 

 

FILIP [III] van Maldegem, son of FILIP [II] Heer van Maldegem & his wife Isabelle van Belje (-after Mar 1308, maybe after Mar 1314).  He is named as a minor in the Jul 1275 marriage contract of his sister Katharina (which names her father Filip [II]).  Heer van Maldegem.  “Philippus dominus de Maldeghem et domina Maria uxor eius” confirmed receipt of payments from “decano et capitulo ecclesie Harlebeccensis” by charter dated “in die Trinitatis” 1282[1205].  “Philippus dominus de Maldeghem miles et Maria uxor eius” donated “decimam nostram...de Spiere...” to Bruges Saint-Jean by charter dated 1283[1206].  “Philips geheeten Heere van Maldeghem riddere...ende Marie myn wyff” issued a charter dated 1285[1207]Rogier de Ghistelle, Sohier de Bailleul, Wautier de Coukelers, Philippe Sire de Maldeghem…” swore the compliance of an agreement between “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle dame de la Wastine” and “Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” regarding the division of family territories by charter dated Apr 1290[1208]Philippus de Maldenghien, milites” was named in a charter dated 3 Jan 1295 (N.S.)[1209]…Philippe Sire de Maldeghem…” signed letters dated 6 Apr 1298 concerning “Clays dit Cacht chevalier[1210].  “…Philippe Sire de Maldeghem, Jean de Rodes Seigneur d’Inghelmulster” signed letters dated 11 Mar 1298 (O.S.?) recording a treaty between Guy Count of Flanders and Jan Count of Holland[1211]Filip [III] defended Ypres against Charles de France Comte de Valois but was captured at Maldegem[1212]: Charles Comte de Valois granted manerium de Maldengueyn...que Philippus dictus de Maldengueyn miles tenuit” to “Alampsi de Monteteni militis” by charter dated [late Jan/early Feb] 1299 (O.S.?)[1213].  “...Philippe de Maldeghem dit li Juesnes...Philippe de Maldeghem le Père...chevaliers” agreed the peace between Robert Count of Flanders and Philippe IV King of France by charter dated late Mar 1307 (O.S.)[1214].  [“Philips here van Maldeghem” issued a charter dated early Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1215].  The presence of both Filip [III] and Filip [IV] in the late Mar 1307 charter suggests a difficulty in identifying the issuer of the Mar 1313 charter.] 

m (before 1282) MARIE van Rodes, daughter of GERARD van Rodes Heer van Schelderode & his wife Catharina van Cysoing.  Zondervan reconstructed her parentage and marriage[1216].  The primary source which names her parents has not been identified.  [Butkens records that Filip [III] married “Marie de Grimberges d’Assche, Dame de Berleghem et de Moerseke” (no source cited)[1217], which seems to refer to the wife of Filip [VI] (see below).]  “Philippus dominus de Maldeghem et domina Maria uxor eius” confirmed receipt of payments from “decano et capitulo ecclesie Harlebeccensis” by charter dated “in die Trinitatis” 1282[1218].  “Philippus dominus de Maldeghem miles et Maria uxor eius” donated “decimam nostram...de Spiere...” to Bruges Saint-Jean by charter dated 1283[1219].  “Philips geheeten Heere van Maldeghem riddere...ende Marie myn wyff” issued a charter dated 1285[1220]

Filip [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         FILIP [IV] van Maldegem (-killed in battle Lihons [1328?]).  “...Philippe de Maldeghem dit li Juesnes...Philippe de Maldeghem le Père...chevaliers” agreed the peace between Robert Count of Flanders and Philippe IV King of France by charter dated late Mar 1307 (O.S.)[1221].  [“Philips here van Maldeghem” issued a charter dated early Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1222].  The presence of both Filip [III] and Filip [IV] in the late Mar 1307 charter suggests a difficulty in identifying the issuer of the Mar 1313 charter.]  His death in battle at Lihon is recorded in the obituary of Maldegem, cited below.  La comtesse de Lalaing clarifies that the battle was fought against Philippe VI King of France at Lihon en Santerre, département Somme, arrondissement Péronne, canton Chaulnes[1223].  The date of this battle has not been ascertained, but it may have formed part of the French king’s campaign against Flanders in which the battle of Cassel formed part in Jul 1328.  As noted below under his first wife, Goffin indicates that Filip [IV] died in 1341 but this date has not been verified.  m firstly MARIE [Marguerite] d’Enghien, daughter of ---.  Goffin names “Margherite d’Anghien, épouse de Philips van Maldeghem, mort en 1341 [date uncorroborated]” as an unlinked member of the Enghien family[1224].  The marriage of Filip [IV]’s sister Katharina with Hugo [II] d’Enghien Burggraaf van Gent (see below) suggests that Marie/Marguerite may have been his sister.  The primary source which confirms her family origin and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly YOLANDE de Mortagne, daughter of THOMAS de Mortagne Seigneur de Romeries & his wife Marie de Trazegnies (-12 Oct 1341, bur Maldegem).  An epitaph at Maldegem records the burial of “domicella Yolendes de Mortania quondam uxor domini Philippi de Maldeghem militis” who died 12 Oct 1341[1225].  Zondervan reconstructed her precise parentage[1226].  Filip [IV] & his second wife had [two] children: 

a)         FILIP [V] van Maldegem (-14 Aug 1374, bur Maldegem)Heer van Maldegem.  “Philips heere van Maldeghem ende Philips van Maldeghem sun ouste sone” guaranteed payments to “Cathelinen van Maldeghem t’sheeren dochter van Maldeghem vornompt ende Philips suster van Maldeghem”, under the succession of “onser...vrauwen van Maldeghem haere moeder, daer God die ziele of hebben moete”, by charter dated 4 Jul 1360[1227].  An epitaph at Maldegem records the burials of “dnus Philippus de Maldeghem miles” who died 14 Aug 1373 and “domicella Sibilla de Borsele dna de Pepeghem uxor quondam dini Philippi de Maldeghem” who died 1352 “die sancti Lucæ”, with the arms of “op zijn zijde : Maldeghem; een gulden cruuce; Vleeschauwere; een gulden leeu met een bende daer over; ende op haer zijde : Moerkercke, Praet, Borsele, ende eenen schilt met 6 gulden besanten[1228].  Zondervan shows the arms as [first column = husband’s] Maldegem, Mortagne, (Schelde) Rode, Trazegnies, and [second column = wife’s] Borsele, Schoudee, Praet, Heesbeen[1229].  Zondervan also corrects the date of Filip [V]’s death from 1373 to 1374[1230].  The obituary of Maldegem records the deaths of “heer Philips van Maldeghem...sone van Mer Philips van Maldeghem die verslegen was te Lyons...vrauwen Sibelien van Borsele syns eerste wyfes, ende vrouwe Marien van Bethune zyns anders wyfs” and donations[1231]m firstly ([1335/40?]) SIBYLLE van Borselen, daughter of [FLORIS van Borselen & his wife Elisabeth van Schouder] ([1315/20?]-18 Oct 1352, bur Maldegem).  Duchesne records her family origin, marriage and date of death[1232].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Zondervan suggests her parentage, linking her supposed mother’s name with the Schoudee arms shown in the epitaph cited above[1233].  An epitaph at Maldegem records the burials of “dnus Philippus de Maldeghem miles” who died 14 Aug 1373 and “domicella Sibilla de Borsele dna de Pepeghem uxor quondam dini Philippi de Maldeghem” who died 1352 “die sancti Lucæ”, with the arms of “op zijn zijde : Maldeghem; een gulden cruuce; Vleeschauwere; een gulden leeu met een bende daer over; ende op haer zijde : Moerkercke, Praet, Borsele, ende eenen schilt met 6 gulden besanten[1234].  Zondervan shows the arms as [first column = husband’s] Maldegem, Mortagne, (Schelde) Rode, Trazegnies, and [second column = wife’s] Borsele, Schoudee, Praet, Heesbeen[1235].  The obituary of Maldegem records the deaths of “heer Philips van Maldeghem...sone van Mer Philips van Maldeghem die verslegen was te Lyons...vrauwen Sibelien van Borsele syns eerste wyfes, ende vrouwe Marien van Bethune zyns anders wyfs” and donations[1236]m secondly as her second husband, MARIE de Béthune Dame de Locres et de Herbuterne, widow of GAUTHIER Seigneur de Hondschote, daughter of MATHIEU de Béthune Seigneur de Locres et de Herbuterne & his wife --- (-1380).  Duchesne records her parentage and two marriages[1237]The obituary of Maldegem records the deaths of “heer Philips van Maldeghem...sone van Mer Philips van Maldeghem die verslegen was te Lyons...vrauwen Sibelien van Borsele syns eerste wyfes, ende vrouwe Marien van Bethune zyns anders wyfs” and donations[1238].  Filip [V] & his first wife had four [seven?] children (a manuscript record of their parents’ epitaph at Maldegem adds “en lad. sepulture sont 9 enfans, asscavoir : Phles; Jolente; Catherine; Jolente; Florens; Elisabeth; Jean; Loys; Jhob[1239]; it is not known which of these names correspond to the children named below): 

i)          KATHARINA van Maldegem ([1336?]-).  Butkens records “Catherine de Maldeghem Dame de Berleghem” as daughter of Filip [III] Heer van Maldegem and as wife of “Gerard Sire de Masmines, Calckene, Wettere etc., fils de Gerard et de Marguerite Dame d’Axele en partie” (no source cited)[1240].  Zondervan indicates that Katharina was the daughter of Filip [V][1241], the chronology of the Massemen family suggesting that, if Zondervan is correct, she was the daughter of his first wife and probably one of the couple’s older children.  m GERARD [VI] Heer van Massemen, son of GERARD [V] Heer van Massemen & his wife Margareta van Axele ([1330/35?]-after 1384). 

ii)         FILIP [VI] van Maldegem (-[1389?]).  “Mer Philips heere van Maldenghem ende van Moerseke” was named as fiefholder at Bruges in a charter dated 1381[1242].  The obituary of Moerseke records “Philippus de Maldeghem et domina Maria de Grimbergis eius uxor, Gerardi Mosecani et Clarissæ filia[1243]m (before 15 Oct 1375) MARIA van Grimbergen Vrauw van Moerseke, daughter of GERARD van Grimbergen Heer van Moerseke & his wife Clarice de Mirabell dite de Haelen (-after 1386).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1244].  The obituary of Moerseke records “Philippus de Maldeghem et domina Maria de Grimbergis eius uxor, Gerardi Mosecani et Clarissæ filia[1245].  Louis II Count of Flanders lent “onsen casteele ende huuse van Bevere, geheeten de thiende van der Dorent, die haer toequam ende verstarf van den heere van Moerske, haren vader” to “Marie vrouwe van Maldeghem ende van Moerseke” by charter dated 15 Oct 1375[1246].  “Jan van Grimbergen heere van Assche” recorded that “Marie van Grimberge vrauwe van Moerseke, onse...nichte,met myn heer Philips heere van Maldeghem, haeren man” renounced rights “Willem van Outzeverle...tot Libbeke”, enfeoffed by “onsen...broeder Robrecht van Assche riddere, Jan Vaenken”, by charter dated 28 Sep 1376[1247]

-         HEREN van MALDEGEM

iii)        FLORIS van Maldegem (-10 Nov 1374).  La comtesse de Lalaing records his parentage and marriage in 1373 (no sources cited)[1248].  A notice in a chapel at Maldegem church records “Florens van Maldeghem” who died 10 Nov 1374, his parents noted as “heere van Maldeghem ; haerlieder moeder, van Borsele[1249]m (1373) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Flandre, illegitimate daughter of LOUIS II “de Male” Count of Flanders & his mistress --- (-28 Apr 1415).  Floreins Van Maldeghem” acknowledged receipt of money from “Guillaume Vanden Pitte” in favour of “Dame Marguerite femme du Floreins susdit et de Dame Jeanne sœur de Marguerite et femme de Thierry Vam Onscote” by charter dated 19 Mar 1372 (O.S.)[1250]A window at Moerseke records “een heere van Maldegem” who married “een bastaerde dochtere van grave Lodewijc[1251]She married secondly Hector van Voorhoute [Werchoute] , son of ---.  She married thirdly ([1391]) Siger van Gent, son of ---. 

iv)       ELISABETH van Maldegem .  Zondervan records her parentage, marriage, and betrothal[1252]m SIMON van Aartrijke, son of ---.  Betrothed to OTTO van Heukelom van Acquoy, son of HERBEREN van Heukelom & his wife Agnes [van Mirlaer?]. 

Filip [V] & his [first/second] wife had two children (Zondervan suggests that these children may have been born from their father’s second marriage[1253]):

v)        LODEWIJK van Maldegem (-killed in battle Assebroek/Assembrouck 3 May 1382).  La comtesse de Lalaing records his parentage and death in battle fighting for Bruges against Gent (no sources cited)[1254]

vi)       JAN van Maldegem (-12 Jun 1396).  Zondervan records his parentage and date of death[1255].  A notice in a chapel at Maldegem church records “Jan van Maldeghem” who died “1396, den 27 wedemaent[1256]

b)         [YOLANDE van Maldegem (-[before 1354?]).  Limburg-Stirum records that in 1365 Jan van Gistel “et son épouse Marguerite de Longueval” founded their anniversaries at Aeltre [Aalter] and confirmed the anniversaries found by Gerard van Gistel and by “Yolente de Maldeghem dame de la Woestyne[1257].  It is suggested that Yolande was the daughter of Filip [IV], named after her mother, his second wife.  The name of Yolande’s husband has not been ascertained.  One possibility is that she was the first wife of Jan van Gistel, and maybe the mother of later Heren van de Woestijne from the Gistel family. If that is correct, she died before 1354.  Another possibility is that she was the second wife of Gerard van Gistel, whom he married after Catherine de Tronchiennes.  Insufficient information has been found about the Maldegem family to test the chronology of these two possibilitiies.]  [Either m as his second wife, GERARD van Gistel Heer van de Woestijne, son of JAN [III] Heer van Gistel & his first wife Marguerite de Durbuy ([1285/90?]-[1346/Jun 1354], bur Aeltre/Aalter), or m [as his first wife,] JAN van Gistel Heer van de Woestijne, son of GERARD van Gistel Heer van de Woestijne & [his [first] wife Catherine de Tronchiennes] (-[9 Jul 1365/Apr 1366]).] 

2.         KATHARINA van Maldegem .  Goffin records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1258].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m HUGO [II] d’Enghien Burggraaf van Gent, son of HUGO [I] d’Enghien Burggraaf van Gent, Heer van Putten en Zotteghem & his wife Beatrix van Putten. 

3.         ELISABETH van Maldegem (-10 Jan 1327, bur Massemen).  An epitaph at Massemen records the death 10 Jan 1326 (O.S:?) of “Elisabeth de Maldeghem domina de Eecke et Wesseghem uxor quondam domini Gerardi de Masmines militis”, displaying the arms of “Dixmude, Axele, Massemen, Nevele” and “Maldegem, Rode, Ghistelles, Reygers-Vliet[1259].  The document which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  However, the inclusion of the arms of “Rode” in her epitaph suggests that she was the daughter of Filip [III].  m ([1300/05?]) GERARD van Rasseghem Heer van Massemen, son of GILBERT van Rasseghem Heer van Massemen & his wife Isabelle --- (-7 May 1326). 

 

 

1.         FILIP van MaldegemHeer van Maldegem.  A window at Lauwe near Courtrai records “mer Philips heere van Maldeghem, die ghetraut hadde een vrau van den gheslachte van Wavrin[1260].  The entry provides no dates.  Without further information, it has not been possible to identify to which Filip this entry refers.  m --- de Wavrin, daughter of ---.  A window at Lauwe near Courtrai records “mer Philips heere van Maldeghem, die ghetraut hadde een vrau van den gheslachte van Wavrin[1261]

 

2.         FILIP van Maldegem (-after 1384).  Heer van Maldegem.  A document dated 1381 names “mer Philips heere van Maldenghem ende van Moerseke” as a fiefholder from Bruges[1262].  A document dated 1384 names “mijn heere van Maldegheem...mer Phelips filius mijns heeren van Maldeghem, heer van Moerseke” as fiefholders from Bruges[1263]

 

3.         FILIP van Maldegem (-after 1384).  Heer van Moerseke: a document dated 1384 names “mijn heere van Maldegheem...mer Phelips filius mijns heeren van Maldeghem, heer van Moerseke” as fiefholders from Bruges[1264].  It is possible that this person was the same as Filip Heer van Maldegem who is shown below. 

 

4.         FILIP van Maldegem (-before 26 Mar 1420)Heer van MaldegemA document dated 26 Mar 1420 names “wijlen Filips heer van Maldegem[1265]m MARGUERITE d’Halluin, daughter of GUILLAUME d’Halluin Heer van Uitkerke & his wife Margareta Bonijn.  A document dated 1405 names “messire Guillaume de Halewin chevalier...dame Marguerite dame de Maldehem, sa fille fu adhiretee[1266].  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1267].  Filips & his wife had one child: 

a)         FILIP van Maldegem (-Bruges 29 Mar 1483).  Heer van Maldegem.  A document dated 1435 names “Philips heer van Maldeghem” as a fiefholder from Bruges[1268].  A document dated Nov 1455 names “mer Philips van Maldeghem ruddere heere van Mourseke[1269].  A document dated 1468 names “Phelips heere van Maldeghem” as a fiefholder from Bruges[1270].  A document dated Aug 1476 names “Philippe de Maldeghem[1271].  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was childless and granted Maldegem to “Charles de Hallwin, son cousin issu de germain” [grandson of Josse d’Halluin] (no sources cited)[1272].  An epitaph at Maldegem records the burial of “mer Philips heere van Maldeghem” who died 29 Mar 1483 at Bruges in the house of “mer Charles van Halewijn in de Ezelstraete”, who was “heere van Uutkercke, Buggenhout, ende van Meseghem ; wiens oudste zoone, Charles, hij zijne heerschapie overstelde ende bij testamente gaf[1273]

 

 

 

G.      HEREN van NEVELE

 

 

Nevele is located about 5 kilometres west of Gent in the present-day Belgian province of Oost-Vlaanderen. 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm Beatrix’s parentage and other ancestors have not been identified. 

 

1.         BEATRIX van Nevele (-after 1198).  Baudouin IX Count of Flanders confirmed donations to the church of Harlebeek made by "Rogerus Curtracensis castellanus", for the soul of "patris sui Rogeri quondam…castellani" by charter dated 1198, which also records the donation made by "Beatrix domina de Nivella" for the soul of "mariti sui Rogeri Curtracensis junioris"[1274]m ROGER [II] Châtelain de Courtrai, son of ROGER [I] Châtelain de Courtrai & his first wife Sara --- (-after Apr 1201). 

 

 

Nevele was inherited by the previous couple’s daughter Elisabeth who married Everard Radoul Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne.  The territory remained in the Mortagne/Tournai family (see the document HAINAUT) until the marriage of Marguerite de Mortagne and Jean de Longueval, whose daughter Marguerite inherited Nevele in her turn.  Nevertheless, the following family group shows other rulers over Nevele during the late 13th century which indicates shared ownership, either competing candidacies, or a short-term sale of interests by the Mortagne family. 

 

1.         EVERARD [IV] Radoul de Tournai, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Hildrade de Wavrin (-[8 Jan/Jul] 1226).  Châtelain de Tournai.  Seigneur de Mortagne.  m secondly (after 1218) ELISABETH [Isabelle] de Courtrai Vrouw van Nevele, daughter of ROGER [II] Châtelain de Courtrai & his wife Beatrix van Nevele (-before Mar 1246).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Evrardum Raduel”, son of "Balduinus de Mortania" and his wife, married secondly "hæredem...terræ de Nevella juxta Gandavum"[1275].  A charter dated Mar 1246 records an arbitration, naming “dame Ysabiaus ki mere fu mon segneur Mikiel de Niviele mon segneur Evrart Radour et mon segneur Rogier devant dit drois oirs[1276].  Everard [IV] & his second wife had children: 

a)         other children - see HAINAUT

b)         MICHEL de Mortagne (-after Mar 1246)Heer van Nevele

c)         EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne (-1276 or after)Heer van Nevele

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Gauthier has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he was the grandson of Everard [IV] Radoul Châtelain de Tournai, Seigneur de Mortagne (see above).  Butkens names Gauthier “mentionné 1287, 1299” as son of “Raoul Châtelain de Courtrai, S. de Nevele” [presumably indicating Everard Radoul], younger son of Everard [IV] Radoul de Tournai who is shown above, and his wife “Jenne de Béthune, laquelle estoit veufve 1287[1277]After the death of Marguerite de Longueval Vrouw van Nevele, Gauthier’s descendant inherited Nevele as shown below.  Gauthier’s daughter was therefore presumably the next senior heir of the Mortagne family after Robert, Marguerite’s grandfather who is shown above.  If that is correct, Gauthier was presumably the father of Robert de Mortagne.  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

 

GAUTHIER de Mortagne, son of [EVERARD Radoul de Mortagne Heer van Nevele & his wife Jeanne de Béthune] (-after 1299).  Châtelain de Courtrai.  Heer van Nevele.  Butkens records Gauthier as son of “Raoul de Mortagne Châtelain de Courtrai, Sire de Nevele” and his wife “Jenne de Bethune veuve en l’an 1287, fille de Guilleaume Sire de Molembeke, de Locre et de Huysse mort en 1243”, noting that he was named in sources dated 1287 and 1299 (no sources cited)[1278]

m ([27 Jun] 1284) JOHANNA [van Beveren], daughter of [DIRK [IV] van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne].  Her marriage is confirmed, and her family origin indicated, by a charter dated 27 Jun 1284 under which Dame Agnes femme de...Thierry seigneur de Bevere chevalier châtelain de Dixmude” approved the act whereby her husband granted dowry (property “à Dixmude…la terre de Poesele”) to “sa sœur Jeanne” on her marriage to “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai[1279].  The properties in question were part of the Beveren family fiefs, which indicates that “sa sœur Jeanne” was Dirk van Beveren’s sister.  The word “sa” in the summary of this charter (the original charter has not been checked) is unspecific and could alternatively apply to “Agnes”, in which case Joanna would have been her own not her husband’s sister.  Agnes confirmed having received compensation for relinquishing her own rights in the property in question, indicating that she had a direct interest in both properties.  They must therefore have formed part of her own dower granted by her husband.  Why then were they removed from her and granted as dowry to the wife of Wouter van Nevele?  One possibility is that Wouter insisted on the arrangement because Poesele is adjacent to Nevele.  Another possibility, which seems less likely, is that Agnes agreed to relinquish the property to facilitate her own sister’s marriage, maybe because their father had insufficient means to provide an adequate dowry.  Because of this uncertainty relating to the correct interpretation of the wording of the 1284 document, Joanna is placed in square brackets in the Beveren family in recognition of the possibility that she was a Condé.  Letters dated 17 Apr 1287 confirmed that “Wautier seigneur de Nevele châtelain de Courtrai chevalier et Jeanne sa femme” had sold “ses manse, villa et terre de Warcoing” to “Béatrice de Courtrai veuve de Guillaume comte de Flandre” for her lifetime on 15 Oct 1283[1280]

Gauthier & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [ROBERT de Mortagne (-[before 1315])Butkens names Robert as older son of Gauthier[1281]The primary source which confirms the parentage of Robert de Mortagne has not been identified.  The succession to Nevele after his granddaughter’s death suggests that he may have been the son of Gauthier Châtelain de Courtrai.  Heer van Nevele.]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Robert’s wife has not been identified.  Maybe he married, as her second husband, Marie van Rasebeck, widow of Gauthier Seigneur d’Halluin, daughter of ---: Père Anselme names “Marie de Rasebeck” as wife of “Waultier seigneur de Hallwin et de Rosbeck, vicomte d’Harlebeck”, noting her second marriage to “N. châtelain de Courtray, dont elle était veuve en 1315[1282].  No primary sources have been identified which corroborate her family origin and two marriages.  Robert’s father was recorded as châtelain de Courtrai as noted above, and the chronology fits, especially Robert’s early death which would explain the absence of other references to him.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Mortagne (-before 23 Aug 1335)Vrouw van Nevele.  Goethals records a charter dated 23 Aug 1335 which names “Joannes de Longavalle miles, ratione ballii terræ de Nivelle, ad Margaretam filiam suam, minorem annis, ex successione Margaretæ matris suæ, uxoris quondam dicti militis[1283]m as his first wife, JEAN [I] Seigneur de Longueval, son of AUBERT [III] Seigneur de Longueval & his wife [Marie de Nesle] (-after 26 May 1377).  One child: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Longueval (-before 17 Apr 1369)Vrouw van Nevele.  Follow the hyperlink for her marriages and primary sources in which she is named. 

2.         JOHANNA van Nevele (-after 2 Aug 1344)Goethals names her parents without citing the source which confirms this information[1284].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “dominæ meæ Mathildis quæ fuit filia Roberti boni comitis Flandriæ, et domina de Florines et de Beverne...Sigeri de Liedekercke qui fuit dominus de Boular...Roberti domini de Nevele...meæ...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[1285]A charter dated 2 Aug 1344 names “Jane van Nevele vrouwe van Boelaer[1286]m SIGER van Gavre Heer van Boelare, son of RASO [XII] van Gavre Heer van Liedekerke & his first wife Alix van Boelare (-after 11 Nov 1312).  One child: 

a)         MATHILDE van Gavre ).  Vrouw van Boelare.  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages without citing the sources which confirm this information[1287].  “Joanna de Nevele domina de Boular et de Schendelbeke” donated “pratum in Rasebeke” to Beaupré, for the souls of “...Nicolai de Bailleul domini de Rossoit...Mathildis dominæ de Rossoit ipsius uxoris”, by charter dated 3 Mar 1341[1288]m firstly NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Ronsoy, son of GUILLAUME de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Beatrix de Thourotte (-22 Sep 1338, bur Saint-Siméon)m secondly GAUTHIER Seigneur de Honnecourt Châtelain de Thourotte, son of ---.  Mathilde & her first husband had two children: 

i)          BEATRIX de Condé dite de Ronsoy ou de Bailleul (-[after 25 Oct 1370])Vrouw van Boelare.  Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux” who in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370 is named “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele[1289].  Roland names her Beatrix[1290]Vrouw van Nevele: the following document indicates that the wife of Jean de Fosseux succeeded Marguerite de Longueval as Vrouw van Nevele: a charter dated 17 Apr 1369 of “heer Inghelbrecht van Edinghen” records “de versterfte van Margriete van Longueval de vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike wive was” and his agreement with “Jan van Fosseux (gehuwd met de nieuwe dame van Nevele)” concerning rights at Nevele[1291]m (1350) JEAN Seigneur de Fosseux, son of --- (-after Sep 1376). 

ii)         CATHERINE de Condé dite de Bailleul (-after 22 Dec 1396).  Roland records her parentage and marriage, noting that her son “Robert de Rouck” was later Seigneur de Morialmes, and was succeeded in 1420 by his illegitimate son Jacques de Fosseux (beheaded 1434)[1292].  “Catherine de Bailleul, mère de Robert le Rouck” made relief “de l’avouerie de Fosses, des terres de Morialmé et de Sautour”, which she held “comme mambour Willame de Bierne, fils de Willame, le bâtard de Morialmé, chevalier” by charter dated 22 Dec 1396[1293]m --- le Rouck, son of ---.  

 

 

Butkens names “Guillaume de Nevele Sire d’Oosthosen, mort vers l’an 1330” as second son of Gauthier de Mortagne Heer van Nevele (see above)[1294].  This seems unlikely to be correct considering the succession pattern of Nevele shown above, which indicates that the fief passed to the descendants of Gauthier’s daughter instead of those of Guillaume shown below.  A more likely possibility is that Guillaume was Gauthier’s supposed younger brother (see the document HAINAUT): Butkens names “Guillaume de Nevele Sire de Wervy” as second son of Everard Radoul de Mortagne Châtealin de Courtrai, Heer van Nevele (citing “l’Espinoy, pag. 133”), but shows no descendants[1295].  This suggestion appears to corroborated by Guillaume’s marriage date shown below. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Mortagne [van Nevele], son of --- (-[1330]).  His possible parentage is discussed above.  Heer van Oosthove te Wervik.  A charter dated 14 Apr 1313 names “nobles hommes Guillaume de Nevele...chevaliers[1296].  As noted above, Butkens records his death in 1330.  The primary source which confirms this date has not been identified  m (1296) SOPHIE van Gavre-Liedekerke Vrouw van Grammene, Uitbergen en Schuurvelde, daughter of ---.  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her family origin, marriage and marriage date[1297].  De Potter & Broekaert record “Sophia, gezeid van Beaufort, vrouw van Uitbergen en Schuurvelde” married with “Willem van Nevele” in 1313 (no source cited)[1298].  Guillaume/Willem [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         WILLEM [II] van Nevele (-after 10 Dec 1351).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his parentage[1299].  A charter dated 10 Dec 1351 names “heer Willem van Nevele ridder[1300]m ---.  The name of Willem’s wife is not known.  The 1366 charter cited below, under which her son and daughter both held fiefs, suggests that they may have been born from different marriages.  Willem [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          WILLEM [III] van Nevele “Gauwers” (-[1366/2 Oct 1388]).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his parentage, naming him “Guillaume dit Gauwers ou Gauwain[1301].  Butkens names “Guillaume de Nevele Sire de Lichtervelde” as son of Willem [I][1302], which seems chronologically impossible.  A 1366 charter names “her Willem van Nevele”, holding “tgoet van Uutberghene ende Overmere” from the fief of Dendermonde and as a fiefholder from Bruges, and “vrouwe Philippe van Nevele” holding a fief from Ypres[1303].  It is assumed that this refers to Willem [III] and his sister.  A charter dated 2 Oct 1388 names “de vrouwe wedue ende thoir mer Willem van Nevele die men heet Gauwers[1304]m WILHELMINE d’Halluin Dame de Lichtervelde et de Tannay, daughter of --- ([before 1355?]-after 14 Jun 1397).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her family origin and marriage[1305].  Père Anselme records “Guillemette de Hallwin dame de Lichtervelde, femme de Guillaume de Nevelle seigneur d’Ostove et de Tannecy” as daughter of Gerard and his wife Agnès de Mortagne (no sources cited)[1306].  Chronologically it is more likely that Wilhelmine was Gerard’s sister, although the primary source which confirms this family relationship has not been identified.  As her son’s wife is recorded as deceased in 1394, it is unlikely that Wilhelmine was born later than [1355].  Butkens records that “Guillaume de Nevele Sire d’Oosthosen, mort vers l’an 1330” married “Willelmine de Halewin Dame de Lichtervelde, fille de Jacques Sire de Halewyn et de Marie de Lichtervelde, morte en 1270, sœur de Roger Sire de Lichtervelde, qui vivoit encore en 1276” (citing “l’Espinoy, pag. 127”)[1307].  This passage is garbled: chronologically, her husband must be William [III] and her parents could not be Jacques d’Halluin & Marie van Lichtervelde.  A charter dated 2 Oct 1388 names “de vrouwe wedue ende thoir mer Willem van Nevele die men heet Gauwers[1308].  A document dated 15 Dec 1391 records a court of nobles “Hendrik van Antoing heer van Haverskerke, Wouter heer van Halewijn en Watervliet, Jan van Poek, Hendrik van Spiere en Jacob van Lichtervelde” judging in favour of “mer Gerard van Steenhuze heer van Zwevegem/messire Girars de Steenhuuse” and his wife “Filippa van Nevele” concerning rights to “de heerlijkheid Oosthove te Wervik” against “Willemine van Halewijn en haar zoon Willem van Nevele[1309].  Vrouw van Lichtervelde en Tannay: a charter dated 14 Jun 1397 names “Wilhelmina van Halewijn vrouwe van Lichtervelde en van Tannay weduwe van wijlen mer Willem van Nevele” and her son “William van Nevele[1310].  Willem [III] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       WILLEM [IV] van Nevele (-after 14 Jun 1397).  A document dated 15 Dec 1391 records a court of nobles “Hendrik van Antoing heer van Haverskerke, Wouter heer van Halewijn en Watervliet, Jan van Poek, Hendrik van Spiere en Jacob van Lichtervelde” judging in favour of “mer Gerard van Steenhuze heer van Zwevegem/messire Girars de Steenhuuse” and his wife “Filippa van Nevele” concerning rights to “de heerlijkheid Oosthove te Wervik” against “Willemine van Halewijn en haar zoon Willem van Nevele[1311].  He is named with his mother in the 14 Jun 1397 charter cited above.  m MARIA van Gistel, daughter of --- (-before 10 May 1394).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her family origin and marriage[1312].  A charter dated 10 May/21 Sep 1394 names “wijlen Maria van Gistel, gehuwd met messire Guillaume de Nivelle chevalier[1313]

(b)       MARIE van Nevele (-after 1422).  Butkens names “Marie de Nevele Dame de Lichtervelde” as daughter of “Guillaume de Nevele Sire de Lichtevelde”, records her marriage to “Roger Sire de Heule, l’an 1389”, and names their son “Josse Sire de Heule et de Lichtervelde”, his wife “Jacqueline de Maldeghem, veuve de Gerard de Bautershem, Sire de Merchem, Schooten etc”, and their son “Roger Sire de Heule, épousa Beatrix de Masmines, Dame de Berleghem, Leeuwerghem et Elene, fille de Robert Sire de Masmines chevalier de la Toison d’Or” (no sources cited)[1314].  The primary source which confirms all this information has not been identified.  A charter dated [1422/27 Jan 1423] names “Roger ‘Bottelin’ heer van Heule” and his wife “Maria van Nevele vrouwe van Heule en Lichtervelde[1315]m ROGER Boetelin Heer van Heule, son of --- (-after 1422).] 

ii)         PHILIPPA van Nevele (-after 11 Jan 1404, bur Zwevegem St Arend).  A 1366 charter names “her Willem van Nevele”, holding “tgoet van Uutberghene ende Overmere” from the fief of Dendermonde and as a fiefholder from Bruges, and “vrouwe Philippe van Nevele” holding a fief from Ypres[1316].  It is assumed that this refers to Willem [III] and his sister.  A document dated 15 Dec 1391 records a court of nobles “Hendrik van Antoing heer van Haverskerke, Wouter heer van Halewijn en Watervliet, Jan van Poek, Hendrik van Spiere en Jacob van Lichtervelde” judging in favour of “mer Gerard van Steenhuze heer van Zwevegem/messire Girars de Steenhuuse” and his wife “Filippa van Nevele” concerning rights to “de heerlijkheid Oosthove te Wervik” against “Willemine van Halewijn en haar zoon Willem van Nevele[1317].  A document dated 11 Jan 1404 (N.S.) names “mer Gheraerd van Steenhuse heere van Zweveghem”, married to “Philippa van Nevele”, and “Hun zoon mer Arend van Steenhuuse” married to “vrouwe Kataline Diederic van Rotchefoert here van Ayshove[1318].  An epitaph at Zwevegem Saint-Amand records the burial of “Gheert va(n) Steenhuse rudde(r) heere van Zweveghem” who died “14--“, “vrzuwe Philippe van Nevele sijn wijf” who died “[May] 1403” [incorrect], and “Arent va[n] Stee[n]huse rudder”[1319]m GERARD [II] van Steenhuize Heer van Zwevegem, son of GERARD [I] van Steenhuize Heer van Zwevegem & his wife --- de Beaulieu (-[11 Jan 1404/28 Jan 1405], bur Zwevegem St Arend). 

b)         [ROBERT van Nevele .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his possible parentage, confirmed by Schuurvelde having been brought to the Nevele family from his supposed mother[1320].  Heer van Schuurvelde.]  m ---.  Robert & his wife had three children: 

i)          JAN van Nevele .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records his parentage[1321].  Heer van Schuurvelde.  Espinoy records that Louis II Count of Flanders confiscated “le chastel et maison de Drincam” from “Jean de Scheuruelde...proche heritier de Jacques de Drincham dernier possesseur” before granting it to his illegitimate son Jean (see below), confirmed by charter dated 21 Nov 1383 (no source citation)[1322]m WILHELMINE Dame de Drincham, daughter of ---.  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her family origin and marriage[1323].  Jan & his wife had one child: 

(a)       WILHELMINE van Nevele .  Espinoy records that “Jean de Flandres...le cinquiesme fils bastard du... [Comte Louys dit de Maele]...surnommé sans terre” married “Dame Willemine de Niuelle” (no source citation)[1324].  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her precise parentage and marriage[1325].  Vredius names her “Guilemette de Nevele, fille de Messire Guillaume chevalier et de Dame Guilemette de Halewijn, heritiere de Lichtervelde[1326], confusing her with her cousin Marie who is named above.  Vrouw van Schuurvelde, Dame de Drincham.  m ([1388]) JEAN de Flandre, illegitimate son of LOUIS II “de Male” Count of Flanders & his mistress --- (-killed in battle Nicopolis 28 Sep 1396). 

ii)         JACQUEMINE van Schuurvelde .  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and marriage[1327]m JEAN de Maisnil Seigneur de Rosimbos, son of ---. 

iii)        AGNES van Schuurvelde (-after 10 Dec 1379).  The Marquis de Trazegnies records her parentage and marriage[1328].  “Vrouwe Anneze van Scuervelt” settled the estate of “heer her Gheeraert heer van Steenhuussen”, with the advice of “Osten van Syeenhuusse ende ioffrauwe Agnees van Steenhuusse ende hier af worden borghen...Mergriete van Steenhuusse ende et sijn borghen”, at Gent 10 Dec 1379[1329]m GERARD [II] Heer van Steenhuize, son of OSTE [II] Heer van Steenhuize & his wife Marguerite de Beaulieu (-1379). 

 

 

1.         JEAN de Fosseux (-after Sep 1376).  Heer van Boelare, de iure uxorisHeer van Nevele, de iure uxoris: a charter dated 17 Apr 1369 of “heer Inghelbrecht van Edinghen” records “de versterfte van Margriete van Longueval de vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike wive was” and his agreement with “Jan van Fosseux (gehuwd met de nieuwe dame van Nevele)” concerning rights at Nevele[1330].  Van Trimpont records that “Jean seigneur de Fosseux, Ronsoit, Boulaere et Nevele” is named in a charter dated 25 Oct 1370[1331].  Charters dated 1374 and Sep 1376 name “den here van Fosseux” and “den heere van Fosseus ende van Nevele” respectively[1332]m (1350) BEATRIX de Condé Vrouw van Boelare, daughter of NICOLAS de Condé Seigneur de Ronsoy & his wife Mathilde van Gavre Vrouw van Boelare (-after 25 Oct 1370).  Van Trimpont records that the daughter and heiress of Mathilde van Gavre and her husband “Nicolaas of Colard van Belle (Bailleul) heer van Ronsoit” in 1350 married “Jan de Fosseux heer van Fosseux[1333].  Roland names her Beatrix[1334]Goethals, on the other hand, names “Beatrix”, younger daughter of Siger van Gavre Heer van Boelare & his wife Jeanne de Nevele, as the wife of Jean de Fosseux[1335].  Goethals cites no source which confirms this information, which is presumably incorrect if Van Trimpont’s statement is factually accurate.  Vrouw van Nevele.  The following document indicates that the wife of Jean de Fosseux succeeded Marguerite de Longueval as Vrouw van Nevele: a charter dated 17 Apr 1369 of “heer Inghelbrecht van Edinghen” records “de versterfte van Margriete van Longueval de vrouwe van Nevele sin wettelike wive was” and his agreement with “Jan van Fosseux (gehuwd met de nieuwe dame van Nevele)” concerning rights at Nevele[1336]Jean & his wife had children:

a)         [--- de Fosseux ([1351/60]-).  Seigneur de Fosseux.  Heer van Nevele: no document has been found which names this person.  However, the marriage of Jeanne de Fosseux, heiress of Nevele, shown below suggests that she was his descendant.  The chronology suggests that she would have been his granddaughter.]  Three children: 

i)          JEAN de Fosseux (-after [Jun] 1436)The primary source which confirms Jean’s parentage has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he was the grandson of Jean de Fosseux who is named above.  Seigneur de Fosseux.  Heer van Nevele.  “Jean sgr de Fosseux et du pays de Nevele” was named in charters dated 1395 and 1407[1337].  After the “capitaine de Belloy” resigned his position due to ill-health, “Jean de Fosseux et son frère Philippe dit le Borgne” were excluded as possible successors, dated 3 Jun 1434[1338].  “Jean de Fosseux” offered “un gobelet d’argent doré, armoié des armes” to “sa femme, Jeanne de Preures” by charter dated 29 Oct 1435[1339].  Monstrelet records “…les seigneurs de Créqui, de Fosseux, de Wavrin...” among the supporters of the duke of Burgundy, dated to [Jun] 1436[1340]m as  her first husband, JEANNE de Preures, daughter of --- (-after 3 Mar 1453).  “Jean de Fosseux” offered “un gobelet d’argent doré, armoié des armes” to “sa femme, Jeanne de Preures” by charter dated 29 Oct 1435[1341].  She married secondly (after [Jun] 1436) as his second wife, Jean de la Clyte Seigneur de Comines.  A charter dated 14 Apr 1442 records a dispute between “Filips van Montmorency heer van Croisilles”, as proxy for his brother “Jan van Montmorency” as guardian of his children by “wijlen Jeanne de Fosseux”, and “ridder Jan heer van Komen”, as husband of “vrauwe Jehane van Peuere, douairière van het land van Nevele en grootmoeder van de kinderen[1342].  A charter dated 17 Jun 1450 records a dispute between “Jan van Montmorency heer van het land van Nevele” and “Jan de Latere”, representing “de weduwe van heer Jan van Komen” concerning her land “en de heerlijkheid van Nevele[1343].  "Madame Jeanne de Preure iadis femme de defunct monsieur Jean en son vivant seigneur de Fosseux, dame de Preure et de Fosseux", having bought “le droit de quint…és les terres de Fosseux, Barly et Auteuille” from “monsieur Philippe de Fosseux dit le Borgne chevalier seigneur de Bouberch sur Canche et de Marconuelle...Jaques de Fosseux son frere”, donated “ledit quint” to “Loys de Montmorency son nepueu fil maisné de monseigneur de Montmorency et de defunte madame Jeanne de Fosseux qui fut sa femme et fille de ladite dame”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1450[1344].  By letters dated 3 Mar 1452 (O.S.), at Aire "en la maison et hostel de...Madame Jeanne de Preure iadis femme de feu monsieur Jehan seigneur de Fosseux et dernierement veuve de feu Monsieur de Commines", “madame Bonne de Fosseux dame de Dommart et de Classy fille dudit feu monsieur de Fosseux et de ladite madame Jehanne de Preule” and “Loys de Mommorency seigneur de Fosseux...” agreed on the future succession of “ladite madame Jeanne de Preure de present moult anchienne”, respecting the agreement made with “monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Commines...depuis le trespas de monseigneur de Commines son pere[1345].  Jean & his wife had two children: 

(1)       JEANNE de Fosseux (-2 Sep 1431, bur Senlis église des Cordeliers).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charters quoted above under her mother.  Dame de Fosseux.  A charter dated to [1420/23] names “demisielle Jehane dame de Fosseux, de Niviele en Flandres et de Hubermont[1346].  Goethals notes that Nevele passed to the Montmorency family with the marriage of “Jeanne de Fosseux” and “Jean seigneur de Montmorency[1347].  Charters dated 5 Aug 1424 and 3 Apr 1425 name “Jehane van Fosseulx mer Jannes dochter van Fosseulx” and “Jan van Montmorenchijn en Hohanne van Fosseux, ervachtighe joncvfrau van de lande van Nevele” respectively[1348]m (contract 29 Jan 1422) as his first wife, JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montmorency, son of JACQUES Seigneur de Montmorency & his wife Philippotte de Melun Dame de Croisilles et de Courrières ([1400/01]-6 Jul 1477). 

(2)       BONNE de Fosseux (-after 5 Jan 1454).  By letters dated 3 Mar 1452, “madame Bonne de Fosseux dame de Dommart et de Classy fille dudit feu monsieur de Fosseux et de ladite madame Jehanne de Preule” and “Loys de Mommorency seigneur de Fosseux...” agreed on the future succession of “ladite madame Jeanne de Preure de present moult anchienne”, respecting the agreement made with “monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Commines...depuis le trespas de monseigneur de Commines son pere[1349].  “Madame Bonne de Fosseux dame de Dompmart et de Classy” ceded rights to “Loys de Mommorency seigneur de Fosseux son nepveu...” by charter dated 5 Jan 1453 (O.S.)[1350]

ii)         PHILIPPE de Fosseux “le Borgne” (-after 18 Sep 1450).  His parentage is confirmed by the sources cited below.  After the “capitaine de Belloy” resigned his position due to ill-health, “Jean de Fosseux et son frère Philippe dit le Borgne” were excluded as possible successors, dated 3 Jun 1434[1351].  "Madame Jeanne de Preure iadis femme de defunct monsieur Jean en son vivant seigneur de Fosseux, dame de Preure et de Fosseux", having bought “le droit de quint…és les terres de Fosseux, Barly et Auteuille” from “monsieur Philippe de Fosseux dit le Borgne chevalier seigneur de Bouberch sur Canche et de Marconuelle...Jaques de Fosseux son frere”, donated “ledit quint” to “Loys de Montmorency son nepueu fil maisné de monseigneur de Montmorency et de defunte madame Jeanne de Fosseux qui fut sa femme et fille de ladite dame”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1450[1352].  "Philippe de Fosseux seigneur de Bouberch su Canche et de Marconuelle chevalier" confirmed selling “mon droit et porcion de quint...du tierch…des terres de Fosseux, Auteuille et Barly” to “madame Jeanne de Preule qui fut femme de monseigneur Jean de Fosseux mon frere que Dieux absoile”, who had transferred it to “Loys de Montmorensy...”, by charter dated 18 Sep 1450[1353]

iii)        JACQUES de Fosseux (-after 1 Aug 1450).  "Madame Jeanne de Preure iadis femme de defunct monsieur Jean en son vivant seigneur de Fosseux, dame de Preure et de Fosseux", having bought “le droit de quint…és les terres de Fosseux, Barly et Auteuille” from “monsieur Philippe de Fosseux dit le Borgne chevalier seigneur de Bouberch sur Canche et de Marconuelle...Jaques de Fosseux son frere”, donated “ledit quint” to “Loys de Montmorency son nepueu fil maisné de monseigneur de Montmorency et de defunte madame Jeanne de Fosseux qui fut sa femme et fille de ladite dame”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1450[1354]

b)         ISABELLE de Fosseux (-after 1390)Van Trimpont records that Lodewijk van Reigaarsvliet married “en dochter van Jan de Fosseux” in 1378[1355].  “Ijsenbeele van Fosseux femme de Lodewijc van Reinghersvliete, heere van den lande van Boelare ende van Scendelbeke” was named in a charter dated 1390[1356]Vrouw van Boelare.  m (1378) LODEWIJK van Reigaarsvliet, son of WILLEM van Reigaarsvliet & his wife Margareta --- (-[Mar 1435/10 Dec 1436]). 

 

 

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 Montmorency, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montmorency & his first wife Jeanne de Fosseux Dame de Fosseux ([1422/23]-26 Jun 1477, bur Nivelle)Heer van NeveleA charter dated 17 Jun 1450 records a dispute between “Jan van Montmorency heer van het land van Nevele” and “Jan de Latere”, representing “de weduwe van heer Jan van Komen” concerning her land “en de heerlijkheid van Nevele[1357]

m GUDULA Vilain Vrouw van Liederkerke, daughter of JEAN Vilain Heer van Huysse & his wife Gudula van Raës Vrouw Pamele (-[1482/83]).  Jean & his wife had children: 

1.         JEAN de Montmorency (-12 Apr 1510)Heer van Nevelem (after Feb 1489) as her second husband, MARGARETA van Horne, widow of FILIP van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, daughter of JACOB Graaf van Horne & his wife Johanna von Mörs (-15 Dec 1518). 

2.         PHILIPPE de Montmorency ([1455/56]-1526)Heer van Nevelem (contract 5 Sep 1496) MARIA van Horne Dame de Montigny, daughter of FREDERIK van Horne Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Philippotte de Melun ([1475]-Douai 7 Jun 1558, bur Montigny).  Philippe & his wife had children: 

a)         JOSEPH de Montmorency (-1530, bur Weert)Heer van Nevelem (contract 26 Aug 1523) as her first husband, ANNA van Egmond, daughter of FLORIS van Egmond Graaf van Buren & his wife Margareta van Glymes.  She married secondly Jan Graaf van Horne.  Joseph & his wife had children: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Montmorency (1526-beheaded Brussels 5 Jun 1568, bur Kempen)Heer van NeveleJan Graaf van Horne (his stepfather) appointed Philippe de Montmorency Heer van Nevele as his heir, the heirship eventually passing to Eberhard Graf von Solms and his wife Sabine van Egmond under the 31 Oct 1598 testament of his widow[1358].  Graaf van Horne.  m as her first husband, ANNA WALPURGA von Neuenahr, daughter of WILHELM Graf von Neuenahr & his wife Anna von Wied (-Utrecht 23 May 1600).  She married secondly (after Jun 1568) Adolf Graf von Neuenahr

ii)         FLORIS de Montmorency (1528-beheaded Oct 1570)Heer van Nevelem (1565) HELENE de Melun, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his wife Yolande de Werchin. 

iii)        MARIE de Montmorency )An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing...” who married secondly “Marie de Montmorency” from whom he had sons and one daughter[1359]m firstly ([1550]) as his second wife, CHARLES Comte de Lalaing, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his wife Jacqueline de Luxembourg ([1506]-Brussels 21 Nov 1558, bur Lalaing).  m secondly (1562) as his second wife, PETER ERNST Graf von Mansfeld, son of ---. 

iv)       ELEONORE de Montmorency ).  Dame de Montigny.  m firstly PONCE de Lalaing Seigneur de Bugnicourt, son of ---.  m secondly (contract 9 Nov 1560) ANTOINE de Lalaing Graaf van Hoogstraten, son of PHILIPPE de Lalaing Graaf van Hoogstraten, Baron d’Escornaix & his wife Anne de Rennebourg (Brussels [1535]-Reims 11 Dec 1568). 

b)         PHILIPPE de Montmorency (-13 Dec 1566, bur Saint-Albin).  Seigneur de Hachicourt. 

c)         ISABELLE de Montmorencym (contract 20 Jul 1529) JOACHIM de Hangest Seigneur de Moyencourt, son of LOUIS de Hangest dit de Genlis Seigneur de Montmort & his wife ---. 

3.         MARGUERITE de Montmorency )m ARNOUD van Horne Heer van Gaesbeek, son of FILIP van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, Heer van Gaesbeek & his first wife Jeanne de Lannoy Dame de Brimeux (-1505). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    HEREN van GISTEL (GHISTELLES)

 

 

Gistel is a village 5 kilometres inland due south of Oostende in the present-day Belgian province of West-Vlaanderen.  The history of Gistel was summarised by Le Grand in the mid-19th century[1360].  Confirmed references to the seigneurial family of Gistel emerge in the primary sources from the late 1120s.  Grootjans-Hulpiau reproduces some useful epitaphs of members of the seigneurial family in his mid-19th century Mémoire concerning Gistel[1361].  Details have been included below, although the monuments were presumably erected a few centuries after the deaths of the persons they commemorate and some details are probably inaccurate.  The family was studied in detail in the mid-19th century by Limburg-Stirum who reproduces charters, data from which has been incorporated in this section[1362].  Gailliard provides some background to earlier generations of the family (presumably legendary), supposedly descended from “Wulfard van Ghistelle, qui vint de Danemark pour s’établir en Flandre au village de Onser-Vrouwe-ter-Kercke en 1050” where he built his castle in 1060[1363].  No reliable published genealogy of the Gistel family has been found.  In particular, secondary sources differ in relating how junior branches of the family descended from the main line.  The following reconstruction reflects the primary source documentation which has been found but does not attempt to link all family members.  There are therefore many gaps which will only be filled if more primary source material emerges. 

 

 

1.         CHRISTIAN van Gistel (-after 6 Mar 1151).  Galbert de Bruges records that on 11 Jul 1128 “Christianus de Gistela et fratres Walteri Pennati-mendacii” went to Bruges (in support of Guillaume de Normandie Count of Flanders) and placed “filium suum” as a hostage[1364].  “...Balduini Gandensis, Walteri Tornacensis, Danielis Thermundensis, Theoderici castellani de Dicasmuta, Thancmari de Straten, Christiani de Gistela” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed donations to Oudenburg abbey made by “Conon...filius Adelardi atque frater Walteri quondam Buticularii[1365]"Daniele de Tenremunda, Theoderico camerario de Beverna, Lamberto de Rinegels, Christiano de Gistela..." witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated "censum...de Gistela" to Saint-Bertin[1366].  "...Radulphus Brugensis castellanus, Anselmus Yprensis, Xpristianus de Gistela, Willelmus de Aldenburg, Gervasius de Prato…" witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to Furnes abbey[1367].  “...Eustachii camerarii, Henrici castellani de Aldenborg...Christiani de Gistella” witnessed the charter dated 6 Mar 1151 under which “Walterus de Heines advocatus ecclesie sancti Petri Aldenborg” confirmed donations to Oudenburg made by “patre meo Conone atque patruo meo Waltero[1368]m ---.  The name of Christian’s wife is not known.  Christian & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  Galbert de Bruges records that on 11 Jul 1128 “Christianus de Gistela et fratres Walteri Pennati-mendacii” went to Bruges (in support of Guillaume de Normandie Count of Flanders) and placed “filium suum” as a hostage[1369]

 

 

[Two possible brothers:]

1.         ROBERT van Gistel (-after 1153).  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1152 was witnessed by “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle...[1370].  “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle, Henricus de Aldenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a sale of property to Afflighem abbey[1371]

2.         [SIMON van Gistel (-after 1153).  A charter of Thierry Count of Flanders dated 1152 was witnessed by “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle...[1372].  “...Robertus et Simon de Ghistelle, Henricus de Aldenburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1153 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed a sale of property to Afflighem abbey[1373].] 

 

 

No primary source has been found which indicates the parentage of Arnold van Gistel or whether he was related to the earlier Gistel family members named above. 

 

1.         ARNOLD van Gistel (-[1188/1201]).  Châtelain de Ghistelles: Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Oudenburg abbey by charter dated 1180, witnessed by “...Gerardus vicecomes de Aldenburg...Christianus de Gistella...[1374].  “...Eustatii camerarii, Gerardi de Gremberghe, Walteri de Nivenvella...Arnulphi de Ghistella, Sigeri de Borenhem, Lamberti de Domo” witnessed the charter dated 1188 under which Philippe Count of Flanders emancipated the abbey of Bruges Saint-André[1375]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1221).  Philippe Count of Flanders confirmed that “Arnoldus vicecomes de Gistella cum uxore sua Agnete” donated property “in parochia de Erneghem et Westkerca et Roxem et Bekeghem, inter Pita et Watervalla...decimam...ab ecclesia S. Nicolai de Ribelmund” to Aldenburg abbey by charter dated 1180[1376].  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1377].  “Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea”, by charter dated Jul 1219[1378].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1379].  Arnold & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ROGER van Gistel (-after Jun 1221).  “Arnoldus de Aldenardo” donated revenue “apud Volandre” to Harlebeek church, at the request of “nobilis viri Rogeri de Ghistella”, by charter dated 1200[1380].  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1381].  “Rogerus miles de Ghistela” confirmed that “Balduinus fs Algoti” had donated property to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated 31 Jan 1219[1382].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1383]m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Roger & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOLD van Gistel (-1226).  The necrology of Gistel records the death in 1226 of “Arnoldus juvenis de Ghistellea[1384].  “Ig. capellanus de Ghistella et J. miles de Nova Ecclesia et J. clericus domini de Ghistella” noted an agreement between “dominum R. presbyterum...in Ghistella” and “B. militem de Isenghem” relating to the testament of “bone memorie Arnulphus quondam filius Rogeri militis de Ghistella”, with the consent of “dominus etiam W. de Ghistella et B. sepedictus miles dominus de Isenghem”, by charter dated Nov 1240[1385]

b)         WALTER [I] van Gistel (-4 Feb [1241/45]).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1386].  Heer van Huis.  Heer van Gistel

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c)         GILBERT van Gistel (-after 1211).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1387]

d)         ROBERT van Gistel (-23 Oct ----, after 1211).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1388].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “in octobri die Severini episcopi” of “Roberti filii Ahngnes de Ghistella[1389]

e)         [ADELISE van Gistel (-10 Sep ----).  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Sep 10” of “Adelis fae castellanie[1390].  The parentage of Adelise is not specified, but Arnold (who is described as “vicecomes” [=châtelain] may be her father.] 

 

 

The parentage of the following persons has not been ascertained: 

 

1.         JAN van Gistel (-1218, bur Gistel).  Heer van Gistel.  An epitaph at Gistel records “Mynheere Janne Ruddere heere van Ghistele” who died 1218 and of “vr Drielle myns heerens dochtere van Lichtervelde heer Jans wyfe” who died 1204[1391]m DRIELLE van Lichtervelde, daughter of --- Heer van Lichtervelde & his wife --- (-1204, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “Mynheere Janne Ruddere heere van Ghistele” who died 1218 and of “vr Drielle myns heerens dochtere van Lichtervelde heer Jans wyfe” who died 1204[1392]

 

2.         GISELINK van Gistel (-1253, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Ghiselinck van Ghistele, Ruddere die bleef in wich in Zeelandt” who died 1253 and of “heer Wulfaert van Ghistele Ruddere die bleef in wych in Zeelandt...” who died 1253[1393]

 

3.         WULFARD van Gistel (-1253, bur Gistel).  An epitaph at Gistel records “myn heere Ghiselinck van Ghistele, Ruddere die bleef in wich in Zeelandt” who died 1253 and of “heer Wulfaert van Ghistele Ruddere die bleef in wych in Zeelandt...” who died 1253[1394]

 

4.         WILLEM van Gistel (-after Dec 1255).  “Wilhelmus de Ghistella et Christina eius uxor” sold property “inter Nordhaghe et Emortere” to “Henrico canonico Beate Marie Brugensis” by charter dated Dec 1255[1395]m CHRISTINA, daughter of --- (-after Dec 1255).  “Wilhelmus de Ghistella et Christina eius uxor” sold property “inter Nordhaghe et Emortere” to “Henrico canonico Beate Marie Brugensis” by charter dated Dec 1255[1396]

 

5.         AGNES van Gistel (-[29 Apr 1242/Feb 1250]).  The chronology suggests that Agnes may have belonged to the same generation in the Gistel family as the children of Walter [I] Heer van Gistel (see below).  “Wilhelmus escouteta de Maldenghem miles et Agnes...uxor mea” sold “omnem decimam nostram in parochia de Suenkercka” to “Roberto decano et capitulo B. Donatiani in Brugis” by charter dated 29 Apr 1242[1397].  “Willelmus dominus de Maldenghem” founded a chapel “in ecclesia de Maldenghem”, for the souls of “Agnetis de Ghistella, Margarete de Wattina, quondam uxorum mearum”, with the consent of “Philippum dnum de Maldeghem filium Willelmi”, by charter dated Feb 1250[1398]m (before 29 Apr 1242) as his second wife, WILLEM Heer van Maldeghem, son of FILIP [I] Burggraaf van Maldegem & his wife Marie de Hainaut (-[Feb 1250/1255]). 

 

 

WALTER [I] van Gistel, son of ARNOLD van Gistel & his wife Agnes --- (-4 Feb [1241/45]).  “Agnes castellana de Gistele” donated revenue to the church of Gistel St. Marie, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri, Walteri, Gilberti et Rodberti”, by charter dated 1211[1399].  “Boidinus de Metra” guaranteed the fidelity of “Galterus de Gistella” to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Dec 1215[1400].  Heer van Huis: “Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea” and assuring ratification by “filios ac filias nostras saltem duos majores natu” when they reached the age of majority, by charter dated Jul 1219[1401].  “Johannes dominus de Nigella et castellanus de Brugis” noted that “nobilis mulier Agnes preconnissa de Ghistella” had founded a chapel at Gistel, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Rogeri et Walteri” and in the presence of “Philippi comitis Namurcensis...tum temporis...Flandrie balivus”, by charter dated Jun 1221[1402].  Charters dated 5 Mar 1226 (O.S.) and 16 Apr 1229 relate to the appointment of “Wauthier de Ghistelles dominus de Domo” as arbitrator in disputes[1403].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[1404]Heer van Gistel: “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1405].  “Ig. capellanus de Ghistella et J. miles de Nova Ecclesia et J. clericus domini de Ghistella” noted an agreement between “dominum R. presbyterum...in Ghistella” and “B. militem de Isenghem” relating to the testament of “bone memorie Arnulphus quondam filius Rogeri militis de Ghistella”, with the consent of “dominus etiam W. de Ghistella et B. sepedictus miles dominus de Isenghem”, by charter dated Nov 1240[1406].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “4 Feb” of “Dnus Walterus de Ghistella” and his donation to Gistel[1407]

m HELSWINDE, daughter of --- (-24 Jan 1249).  “Walterus de Ghistela dominus de Domo” donated “decimam de Ernenghem Broch” to Oudenburg abbey, with the consent of “Helswint uxore mea Agnete matre mea”, by charter dated Jul 1219[1408].  “W--- de Gistella miles et H--- uxor eius” donated revenue from Gistel to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated Aug 1230[1409].  “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1410].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “24 Jan 1249” of “Heiltrudis Dna de Domo uxor Dni Walteri militis de Ghistella[1411]

Walter [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JAN [I] van Gistel (-before Jan 1272).  “W. dominus de Ghistella et Helsuindis uxor eius” assigned a debt in favour of “Johanne filio nostro primogenito” by charter dated Mar 1239[1412]Heer van Gistel.  “Johannes miles dictus dominus de Ghistella” donated his “jus...in scholis de Ghistella” to Bruges St. Andreas by charter dated May 1245[1413].  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1414].  Heer van Vormezeele, Heer van Huis: “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1415].  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1416].  “Johans de Ghistele cevaliers sires de Formenseles” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders has “fait sa propre dete por Wautier men fil envers Nicholon de Courceles borgois d’Arras” by charter dated Dec 1259[1417].  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1418]m (after 6 Jan 1236) ISABELLE van Vormezeele, daughter of WALTER Heer van Vormezeele & his wife Aelidis --- (-after Oct 1255).  “Walterus dominus de Formosellis” donated property “inter viam que ducit de Formosellis apud Witscate et Stratum Furnensem” to the church of Vormezeele, with the consent of “Aelidis uxoris mee et Isabelle primogenitie filie mee”, by charter dated 6 Jan 1236[1419].  “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1420].  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1421].  Jan & his wife had four children: 

a)         WALTER [II] van Gistel (-before Oct 1272).  “Bauduins castelains de Lens” confirmed that “mesire [...dominus] Jehans de Ghistele chevaliers [...dominus de Formiselles] et me dame se femme...Isabella necnon et Walterus primogenitus eorum et heres” had donated “le dime le quele il tenoient de mi...de Reininghelst” to Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated late-Oct 1255[1422].  “Johans de Ghistele cevaliers sires de Formenseles” confirmed that Guy Count of Flanders has “fait sa propre dete por Wautier men fil envers Nicholon de Courceles borgois d’Arras” by charter dated Dec 1259[1423].  Heer van Vormezeele.  He was deceased in Oct 1272, the date of the charter in which his brother Jan [II] is named as Heer van Vormezeele.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Créquy, daughter of PHILIPPE Seigneur de Créquy & his wife --- de Picquigny.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “Philippus...de Creki” married “sorore Vicedomini de Penkengni Gerardi” by whom he had “liberos...filiarum...una...Margareta” who married firstly “primogenito domini de Gistele” and had “unum...filium, qui post mortem domini Walteri successit in terra de Furmeselles”, secondly “Jacobo de Archicourt...defuncto sine liberis”, thirdly “domino Walloni de Beure”, and fourthly “domino de Trasengnies[1424].  Marguerite married secondly Jacques d’Archicourt, thirdly Walo de Beure, and fourthly as his second wife, Oste [VI] Seigneur de Trazegnies.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

i)          JAN van Gistel (-[Jan/Oct] 1272).  Heer van Vormezeele.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “primogenito domini de Gistele” and had “unum...filium, qui post mortem domini Walteri successit in terra de Furmeselles[1425].  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1426].  He was deceased in Oct 1272, the date of the charter in which his paternal uncle Jan [II] is named as Heer van Vormezeele. 

b)         JAN [II] van Gistel (-Dec 1289)Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1427]

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c)         ROGER van Gistel (-after [1299/1300]).  Heer van Couckelaere.  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1428].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1429].  “Mabilia domina de Weda” appointed “consanguineum meum dominum Rogerum de Ghistella militem” to negotiate with Oudenburg abbey on her behalf by charter dated Sep 1275[1430].  “Rogier van Ghistele ende Boudene” issued a charter dated end-Aug 1280[1431].  A charter dated 26 Dec 1285 names “Jan van Gistel heer van Woestine et Rogier van Gistel, broers[1432].  Charters dated 28 Jan 1291 (N.S.) and 7 Jan 1297 (N.S.) name “me sire Rogier de Ghistele ridder[1433].  A list of knights in Flanders dated to [1299/1300] names “Monseigneur Rogier de Ghistele ridder...li sire de Ghistiele ridder[1434].  Limburg-Stirum suggests that Roger was either killed at Courtrai in 1302 or captured with Guy Count of Flanders[1435]m MARIE van Lichtervelde, daughter of --- van Lichtervelde & his wife [--- van Nevele] (-1300, bur Wervick).  An epitaph at Wervick records the burial of “madame Marie de Lichtervelde...espouse de Monsr Rogier de Ghistelle chlr, dame de Wervij et de Rumbeke” who died 1300, displaying her quarters “Lichtervelde; ---: Nevele: Werveke[1436].  Roger & his wife had two children: 

i)          ISABELLE van Gistel (-after 19 Jun 1363).  “Ysabiaus de Ghistele dame de Cysoiing fille jadis monsignour Rogier de Ghistiele chevalier, feme jadis a noble homme monsignour Ernoul seignour de Cysoing, et ber de Flandres” returned revenue to Oudenburg, with the consent of “me...seur Margriete dame de Briffeuls...et dou signour de Briffeuls sen marit...Jehans” by charter dated 18 May 1320[1437].  Vrouw van Wervick.  Louis Count of Flanders issued judgment 19 Jun 1363 ordering “les hommes que la Delle de Wervicq, fille de Roger de Ghistelle, avait à Rumbeke” to pay certain costs[1438]m ARNOUL de Cysoing, son of HELLIN de Cysoing & his second wife Aelis van Diest (-[1314/18 May 1320]). 

ii)         MARGRIET van Gistel .  “Ysabiaus de Ghistele dame de Cysoiing fille jadis monsignour Rogier de Ghistiele chevalier, feme jadis a noble homme monsignour Ernoul seignour de Cysoing, et ber de Flandres” returned revenue to Oudenburg, with the consent of “me...seur Margriete dame de Briffeuls...et dou signour de Briffeuls sen marit...Jehans” by charter dated 18 May 1320[1439]m (before 18 May 1320) JEAN d’Antoing Seigneur de Briffeuil, son of ---.  

d)         WILLEM van Gistel (-after Jul 1308).  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1440].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1441].  Heer van Wytschaete.  “Mesires Guillaume de Ghisteles sires de Scades chevalier et me dame Marie sa femme fille monsigneur de Steenhuuse” exchanged property with Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated early-Jul 1308[1442]m MARIE van Steenhuize, daughter of GERARD de Trazegnies Heer van Steenhuize & his wife --- (-after Jul 1308).  “Mesires Guillaume de Ghisteles sires de Scades chevalier et me dame Marie sa femme fille monsigneur de Steenhuuse” exchanged property with Ypres Saint-Martin by charter dated early-Jul 1308[1443].  As her husband’s parents were married “after 6 Jan 1236” (see above), the chronology suggests that Marie’s father was Gerard van Steenhuize.  The Marquis de Trazegnies suggests that the Quartes and Calonne families, named in the 24/25 Jan 1392 declarations cited below, may have descended from this couple[1444]

2.         GISELINK van Gistel (-killed in battle Zeeland [1254]).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1445].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “die translationis Sancti Thome in mense July...in projectu itineris...interfectoris in Zelandia 1253” of “Giselinus de Ghistelle miles[1446]

3.         WALTER van Gistel (-[Feb or 6 Aug] 1257).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1447].  The necrology of Gistel records the death “Feb die Transfigurationis 1257” of “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius Walteri de Ghistella militis[1448].  [An epitaph at Gistel records “dominus Walterus de Ghistella miles” who died “XXII Kal Feb” 1287[1449].] 

4.         SIGER van Gistel (-after Nov 1261).  Johannes de Ghistella miles de Formesella et de Domo dominus et Isabella...uxor mea” confirmed that “fratris nostri Walteri de Ghistella militis” had donated “decime...in Artrika” to Bruges St. Donatien, and “Walterus de Ghistella miles filius quondam domini Walteri de Ghistella militis” donated revenue from “parochiam de Artrika”, with the consent of “fratris mei junioris Sygeri”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1450].  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1451]m IDA, daughter of ---.  “Sygerus de Ghistella miles et Yda uxor mea” confirmed that “Akettus de Artrika et Katerina eius uxor” had sold property “in parochia de Artreka” to Bruges Saint-Donatien, with the consent of “fratris nostri domini Johannis de Ghistella militis”, by charter dated Nov 1261[1452]

5.         MARGRIET van Gistel ([1240/41]-after May 1247).  “Johannes de Ghistella miles” donated property “in Ghistella...quam teneo ratione baluvie ex parte Margarete sororis mee etatem legitimam non habentis...nunc habens sex annos” to Bruges St. Andreas, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee”, with “dominum Ghiselinum militem fratrem meum...” acting as fiduciaries, by charter dated May 1247[1453]

 

 

JAN [II] van Gistel, son of JAN [I] Heer van Gistel & his wife Isabelle van Vormezeele (-Dec 1289).  A charter dated Oct 1272 names “Jan van Gistel ridder heer van Voormezele en van Woestine[1454].  “Jehan de Ghistelle seigneur de Formiseles et de Le Wastine” had granted “la terre de Cauclar, de Erneghien, de Le Wale” to “Rogier mon frère”, providing for the situation if “Willames mes frères et Jean le sieux Wautier mon frère” died without heirs, by charter dated end-Jan 1272[1455].  “Joannes de Gistella miles dominus de Formesellis et Wastina” established Augustinians at Bruges Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Jan 1275[1456].  “...Johannes de Guistelle, Guillelmus de Guistelle...Rogerus de Gistella...” was named among the knights who swore allegiance to Guy Count of Flanders in 1275[1457].  “Rogier van Ghistele ende Boudene” issued a charter dated end-Aug 1280[1458].  A charter dated 26 Dec 1285 names “Jan van Gistel heer van Woestine et Rogier van Gistel, broers[1459].  A monumental inscription at Gistel church records the death “XIII Kal Aug” in 1290 of “heere Jan ruddere, heere van Ghistelle, Vormezeele en van Woestine[1460].  This date is proved incorrect by the agreement on the division of his territories between his widow and his children dated Apr 1290 (see below).  The necrology of Gistel records the death “in decembri die Nicasi martyris” in 1289 of “domini Johannis de Ghistelles militis[1461].  [An epitaph at Gistel records “Myn heere Jan Ruddere heere van Ghistelles Vormiseele en van Woestine” who died “XIII Kal Aug” 1280[1462].] 

m ISABELLE van de Woestijne, daughter of [WULFARD van de Woestijne & his wife ---].  Limburg-Stirum records that tarifs show that “le tonlieu de Bruges” belonged to “Jean de Ghistelles seigneur de Vormezeele et à Wulfard seigneur de la Woestine” in 1252 and 1262, and that in 1272 Wulfard was represented by “Isabelle dame de la Woestine épouse de Jean de Ghistelles[1463]Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1464]Limburg-Stirum records that an act dated Jun 1293 shows that proceeds from “le tonlieu de Bruges” were divided between “Isabelle de la Woestine...et son fils Jean de Ghistelles[1465]

Jan [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JAN [III] van Gistel (-28 Aug 1315, bur Bruges, église des Augustins)Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1466]Heer van Gistel.  Limburg-Stirum records that an act dated Jun 1293 shows that proceeds from “le tonlieu de Bruges” were divided between “Isabelle de la Woestine...et son fils Jean de Ghistelles[1467].  A list of knights in Flanders dated to [1299/1300] names “Monseigneur Rogier de Ghistele ridder...li sire de Ghistiele ridder” [the latter presumably referring to Jan [III] Heer van Gistel][1468].  Limburg-Stirum says that Jan [III] joined the cause of Philippe IV King of France against Guy Count of Flanders, commenting that “on ignore les motifs”, and founded with others “le parti connu sous le nom de Leliaerts ou partisan du Lys” (Limburg-Stirum records some of Jan`s subsequent exploits), dated to before 1301 (no sources cited)[1469].  The [Mar/Apr] 1316 charter addressed to his wife, quoted below, indicates that Jan [III] was deceased at the time.  m firstly (contract Jun 1289) MARGUERITE de Durbuy, daughter of GERARD van Limburg Seigneur de Durbuy & his wife Mechtild von Kleve (-before 1305).  The marriage contract between “Gérars de Luxenbourgh sires de Durbuy et Mehaus sa feme...no...fille Margherite” and “mon seigneur Jehan de Ghistele chevalier fille à...mon seigneur Jehan seingneur de Ghistele, de Formeseles et de Le Wastine”, providing for part of the dowry paid “envers no fille Katherine dame de Vorne”, is dated Jun 1289[1470]m secondly (before 1305) as her first husband, ISABELLE Dame d’Oudenburg et de Merckem, Chambellane de Flandre, daughter of --- (-after Sep 1330).  Heiress of la chambellanie of Flanders, and of the seigneuries d’Oudenburg et de Merckem.  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1471].  “Monsieur de Flandres” notified “Madame de Ghistielle, Chamberlench de Flandre” of the rights of “li Chamberlench” by charter dated [Mar/Apr] 1316[1472].  She married secondly Robert d’Ailly Seigneur de Fontaines.  A charter dated Sep 1330 records an agreement between “monseigneur Guillaume de Auxonne ou non et pour monseigneur de Flandres” and “madame Ysabiel dame de Ally” for the sale of “le tiere de Odenbourc, de Markehem, le cambrelage de Flandres”, with the consent of “segneur et mary monseigneur de Ally[1473].  Jan [III] & his first wife had five children: 

a)         JAN [IV] van Gistel (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346).  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1474]Heer van Gistel.  Louis Count of Flanders restored certain rights to “Jehan de Ghistelle chevaliers” in relation to “la ville...de Ghistelle” by charter dated 7 Apr 1333 (O.S.)[1475].  “Nobles de Flandre:…Jean dit Seigneur de Ghistelle…Jean de Ghistelle [not yet identified]…Gérard de Ghistelle Seigneur de la Wastinne…subscribed the 1336 peace treaty between Louis Count of Flanders and Jean Duke of Brabant[1476]Kervyn de Lettenhove’s commentary on Froissart’s chronicles records the muster list of combattants at “la bataille de monseigneur Loys conte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel...à Aire et à Bapaumes”, from 26 Mar to 27 Sep 1340, which includes “chevaliers bannerets de la conté de Flandres...Ledit monseigneur de Flandres...Jehan sire de Ghistelles”, a later passage recording his payments between 27 Mar and 27 Sep as well as increase in payments from 19 Jul when “Guérart de Guistelle” was knighted[1477].  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “te Kersy den xxiii ougst” of “myn heere Jan die was van Ghistelles[1478].  Limburg-Stirum records that unnamed authors reported that Jan [IV] was killed “dans un ravin écarté” by supporters of [Charles de Valois] Comte d’Alençon whom Jan had killed to avenge the death of [Louis I] Count of Flanders (no sources cited)[1479]m firstly YOLANDE de Dorlens, daughter of --- (-12 Mar 1326, bur Gistel).  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “op St. Gregorius dach 1326” of “vr. Yola myns heerens dochtere van Dorlens[1480].  [m secondly (after 1326) MARIE de Luxembourg, daughter of [WALERAN [II] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny-en-Barrois, de Roussy et de La Roche & his wife Guyotte Châtelaine de Lille] (-Jun 1337, bur Gistel).  A monumental inscription in Gistel church records the death “te Kersy den xxiii ougst” of “myn heere Jan die was van Ghistelles” and “1337 in juing” of “zy vr. Marie van Lutsenborch myns heerens Walrands dochtere”, with the arms of Luxembourg[1481].  Limburg-Stirum suggests that Grootjans-Hulpiau reproduced the epitaph “me paraît-il d’une manière très imparfaite” but he does not indicate the precise parts which he considers inaccurate[1482].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Marie was the daughter of Waléran [I] de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny[1483].  The chronology suggests that this parentage is unlikely to be correct.  The children of Waléran [I] were born between 1272 and 1288, which makes Jan [IV] de Gistel’s marriage to his daughter after 1326 unlikely as Marie would have been approaching the end of her child-bearing years.  If the Gistel church epitaph is correct, it is more likely that Marie was the daughter of Waléran [II].  Recently, Hervé Douxchamps has suggested that Jan [IV]’s suggested Luxembourg marriage never took place, casting doubt on the reliability of the epitaph extracts which have been published[1484].  It is true that the arms of Luxembourg could have been introduced into the Gistel family only following the marriage of Jan [III] and Marguerite de Durbuy.]  m [secondly/thirdly] ([after 1337]) MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 24 Oct 1350).  A charter dated 24 Oct 1350 records a donation made in the name of “Marie de weduwe mins heeren van Ghistele[1485].  Limburg-Stirum names her “Marie de Haveskerke” but cites no source which confirms her family origin, although he comments that “il est positif qu’il y eut, à cette époque, une alliance entre les maisons de Ghistelles et d’Haveskerke, tous les écrivains, qui se sont occupé de la famille de Ghistelles, sont unanimes sur ce point” (which without further details hardly represents reliable corroboration of the fact)[1486].  Her marriage date is indicated on the basis that Jan [IV]’s second marriage is correct.  Jan [IV] & his [first] wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE van Gistel (-after 4 Sep 1381).  Limburg-Stirum provides no indication of the correct identity of the mother of the children of Jan [IV][1487], although the date of Marie’s first marriage indicates that she must presumably have been born from her father’s first marriage.  A register of fiefs compiled in 1408 by André de Maubeuge records that “Thomas”, son of “heer Aert van Diest borchgraef van Antwerpen” and his wife “Lysbeth van Bretaingnen uyt Vranckryck”, married firstly “vrouw van Woudenberghe” and secondly in 1337 “des heeren dochter van Ghistelle in Vlanderen...Maria[1488].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  “Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money paid “au seigneur de Hamale, pour leurs fille et sœur respective Jeanne de Diest”, by charter dated 6 Nov 1360[1489].  “Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money from “son frère Jean de Ghistelles” by charter dated 1361[1490]m firstly (1337) as his second wife, THOMAS Heer van Diest, son of ARNOUT [V] Heer van Diest & his wife Isabelle de Mortagne (-8 Nov 1349).  m secondly (before 18 Nov 1358) as his second wife, ROBERT de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul, son of GUILLAUME de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Beatrix de Thourotte (-13 Apr 1359). 

Jan [IV] & his [first/second] wife had [two] children: 

ii)         [GERARD van Gistel (-after 27 Sep 1340).  Kervyn de Lettenhove’s commentary on Froissart’s chronicles records the muster list of combattants at “la bataille de monseigneur Loys conte de Flandres, de Nevers et de Rethel...à Aire et à Bapaumes”, from 26 Mar to 27 Sep 1340, which includes “chevaliers bannerets de la conté de Flandres...Ledit monseigneur de Flandres...Jehan sire de Ghistelles”, a later passage recording his payments between 27 Mar and 27 Sep as well as increase in payments from 19 Jul when “Guérart de Guistelle” was knighted[1491].  The document specifies no family relationship between “Jehan” and “Guérart”.  However, the date seems late for Jan [IV]’s brother Gerard to have been knighted: it seems possible therefore than Gerard was Jan’s son who, if that is correct, would have predeceased his father.] 

iii)        JAN [V] van Gistel (-[1380]).  A chronicle entitled “Van de heeren van Ghistel” records in 1336 that “Jan heere van Ghistele ende vrau Marie zyn wyfe ende mer Jan van Ghistele ruddere huer oudste zuene” founded “St. Jans capelle te Ghistele[1492].  Heer van Gistel

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b)         GERARD van Gistel ([1285/90?]-[1346/Jun 1354], bur Aeltre/Aalter)Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1493].  Heer van de Woestijne. 

-        GISTEL, HEREN van de WOESTIJNE

c)         WOLFARD van Gistel (-after [1362/63], bur Marly near Valenciennes).  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1494].  Heer van Waudrinpraele. 

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d)         KAREL van Gistel .  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1495]

e)         MARGARETA van Gistel .  “Jan here van Gistele ende camerlinc van Vlaendren ruddere ende mijn vrouwe Isabeel vrouwe van Oudenbergh, van Gistele, van Merkeem ende camerlinge van Vlaenderen zyn wyf” granted property to “Gillis Hubrecht portre van Brugge”, naming “Janne, Gerarde, Wulfarde, Charle ende Joncvrouwen Margrieten zijne kinder van zinen eersten wive”, by charter dated 1305[1496].  Limburg-Stirum records that Margareta married “Jean de la Gruthuuse seigneur de Grimberghe et de Pollaer” and that the couple made their testament at Bruges 25 Oct 1339 (no source reference)[1497].  This appears to relate to Jan van de Aa Heer van Gruthuuse en van Pollare, son of Gerard van de Aa & his wife Katharina Vrouw van Gruuthuse (-1360), but according to Butkens his wife was Margareta van Dutsele, daughter of Until more information comes to light, the marriage of Margareta van Gistel should be treated with caution. 

2.         PHILIP van GistelIsabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1498]

3.         WALTER van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1499].  Vander Haer records that Marguerite de Durbuy [wife of Jan [III] Heer van Gistel] renounced rights over “la terre de la Motte paroisse d’Armentières” [part of her dowry] in favour of “Gautier de Ghistelle frere de son mary” by charter dated 20 May 1229 [misdated][1500]Limburg-Stirum says that “Gauthier de Ghistelles” founded “la branche des seigneurs d’Eskelbeke et de La Motte”, extinct “au commencement du XIXe siècle” (no sources cited)[1501]

4.         ALIX van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1502]

5.         ISABELLE van Gistel .  “Isabeau veuve de…Jean Seigneur de Ghistelle, dame de la Wastinne et Jean son fils Sire de Ghistelle” agreed the division of territories, on the advice of “monseigneur Roger de Ghistelle et de monseigneur Willaume de Ghistelle son frère”, by charter dated Apr 1290 which names “ses autres enfans ayant leur âge: Philippe, Wautier, Alix et Isabeau[1503]

 

 

JAN [V] van Gistel, son of JAN [IV] Heer van Gistel & his [first wife Yolande de Dorlens/second wife [Marie de Luxembourg]] (-[1380]).  A chronicle entitled “Van de heeren van Ghistel” records in 1336 that “Jan heere van Ghistele ende vrau Marie zyn wyfe ende mer Jan van Ghistele ruddere huer oudste zuene” founded “St. Jans capelle te Ghistele[1504]. Assuming that the date of death of Jan [IV]’s first wife is correctly recorded in 1326 in the epitaph quoted above, it is unlikely that a son born from Jan [IV]’s later marriage(s) would have been a knight (“ruddere”) in 1336.  Limburg-Stirum provides no indication of the authorship of this chronicle although, as the latest entry dates to 1503, it can hardly be considered conclusive in relation to events occurring more than 150 years earlier, in the absence of other corroboration.  The difficulty is complicated by the alleged unreliability of the relevant published epitaph extracts, as discussed above in the context of Jan [IV]’s supposed second marriage to Marie de Luxembourg.  In conclusion, the chronology does point to Jan [V] being born from his father’s first marriage, but the relevant sources are not reliable enough to provide certainty on the identity of his mother.  As an aside, it should be noted that the name “Yolande” (Jan [IV]’s first wife) is not found among any of the known descendants of Jan [V] which are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1505], although the absence of use of a name is not conclusive evidence.  “Marie de Ghistelles dame de Diest et Henri son fils seigneur de Diest et de Zeelhem et châtelain d’Anvers” acknowledged receipt of money from “son frère Jean de Ghistelles” by charter dated 1361[1506].  Limburg-Stirum says that “on fixe la mort de Jean IV de Ghistelles à l’année 1405, mais je crois qu’il mourut vers l’année 1380” (no sources cited)[1507]

m ISABELLA van Rodes, daughter of GERARD van Rodes Heer van Ingelmunster & his wife --- (-1364).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Limburg-Stirum records that Jan [V] married “Isabelle de Rodes dame d’Ingelmunster, de Vive, du Broeucq et de Rupst, fille et héritière de Gerard de Rodes” and her death in 1364 (no sources cited)[1508]

Jan [V] & his wife had four children: 

1.         JAN [VI] van Gistel (-early 1417)Heer van Gistel.  A proxy was given 1394 to “Pierre de Merlie saige en droit” to take possession of “la terre d’Havrincourt et de la vicomté de Bligny”, given as dowry to “Jeanne de Ghistelle” by “Gaucher de Châtillon son aïeul et Jean de Ghistelle son père[1509].  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[1510].  A charter dated 5 May 1418 records the death in the early months of 1417 of “Janne heren van Ghistelle ende van Inghelmunster” who had married “Jeanne de Chatillon[1511]m firstly MARGARETA van Reigaarsvliet, daughter of FILIPS van Reigaarsvliet & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 1381 charter which names [her daughter] Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1512]m secondly JEANNE de Châtillon, daughter of GAUCHER de Châtillon Vicomte de Blaigny, Seigneur de La Fère-en-Tardenois & his wife Jeanne --- (-after 1409).  Duchesne records her parentage and marriage[1513].  A charter dated 29 Apr 1389 records “Jan heer van Gistel, gehuwd met Jehane van Sasteljoen[1514].  “Jean de Ghistelle et sa femme Jeanne de Châtillon” consented to the repurchase of “Havrincourt” by “Gaucher de Châtillon” from “Jean de Chalon” by charter dated 1395[1515].  A chronicle entitled “Van de heeren van Ghistel” records in 1409 “Jehanne de Chastillon dame de Ghistelle et de St Lambert” acknowledged receipt from “Raoul Lestine notre receveur” of revenue from “Marle, a la Tombelle et à Francqueville[1516].  Jan [VI] & his first wife had [three] children:

a)         ISABELLE van Gistel (-after 18 Jan 1438, bur Gistel Notre-Dame)A charter dated 1381 records “vrauwe Lisebette van Dornike mijns her Roegiers wijf van Ghistele”, “mijn her Guy van Ghistele” and “Isabella, dochter mijns here mer Jans van Ghistele die hi hadde bij vrauwe Mergrieten zinen wive dochter mijns here Philips van Reingheersvliete” having fiefs from the town of Bruges[1517].  A charter dated 1384 [misdated?] records “joncvrauwe Ysabeele filia mijns here van Ghistele“, “vrauwe Mergriete filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, vrauwe van Dannoy” and “vrauwe Cateline filia mijns heeren van Ghistele twijf mer Wouters van Kerssebeke” as having fiefs from Bruges[1518]Isabella dame van Gistel, Vendeuil en Ingelmunster, dame de Meaux” divided territories, inherited from “notre...pere monseigneur Jehan seigneur de Guistelle et d’Anglemoustier, messire Loys de Guistelle notre frere et messire Guy de Guistelle notre oncle”, between “haar kinderen Jeanne de Bethune (gehuwd met Jan van Luxembourg) en Jacqueline de Bethune (gehuwd met Arnoul d’Ailly)” by charter dated 26 Feb 1423 (N.S.)[1519]Ysabel dame de Guistelle, de Vendueil, d’Englemonstier et vicontesse de Meaulx” and her sons-in-law and daughters agreed the succession of “feus de nobles memoires monseigneur de Guistelle nostre pere et messire Louys de Guistelle son fils nostre frere”, granting revenue “sur le grand tonlieu de Bruges” to “la Dame de Hezewic nostre seur...messire Henry de Diest...le seigneur de Herzebecq...à cause de feuë sa femme nostre seur...le seigneur de Commines à cause de feuë sa femme nostre seur...la dame de Gasebec nostre seur...”, by charter dated 13 Feb 1434 (O.S.?)[1520].  A document dated 1435 records “Ysabeele vrauwe van Ghistele, van Inghelmuestre, van Vendeuil ende vicontesse van Meaulx” holding fiefs from Bruges[1521].  The testament of “Ysabeau dame de Ghistelle, de Venduel, d’Englemonstier et vicontesse de Meaulx”, dated 18 Jan 1438, requested burial “en l’église de Notre Dame de Ghistelle”, bequeathed property to “sa fille la comtesse de Liney...les chastel et terre de Ghistelle...son beau-fils...le Comte de Liney...Margot de Picquegni...en avancement et au traité de son mariage...au Vidame d’Amiens et à sa fille la Vidamesse...Ysabelet fille dudit Vidame...Annette fille dudit Vidame...Percheval bastard de Ghistelle...Absalon bastard de Ghistelle...Salehadin bastard de Ghistelle...Lunequin bastarde de Ghistelle...Margotine sa seur bastarde”, and appointed “son...nepueu le Seigneur de Crequy et ses...cousins Messire Guillaume de Halwin et Messire Jaques de Lievin chevaliers” as executors[1522].  An epitaph at Gistel records “Mevr. Isabelle vr. van Ghistelle ux. mer. Robrecht van Bethune Burchgrave van Meaux[1523].  Grootjans-Hulpiau records that Isabelle “des grooten heeren van Ghistelles dochtere”, widow of Robert de Béthune, died “dans le voyage d’Italie qu’elle avait entrepris pour se rendre à Rome[1524].  She is named as deceased in a charter dated 24 Oct 1446[1525]m (after 1387) as his third wife, ROBERT de Béthune Vicomte de Meaux, son of JEAN de Béthune Seigneur de Vendeuil & his first wife Jeanne de Coucy (-Feb 1408)

b)         [MARGARETA van Gistel .  A charter dated 1384 [misdated?] records “joncvrauwe Ysabeele filia mijns here van Ghistele“, “vrauwe Mergriete filia mijns heeren van Ghistele, vrauwe van Dannoy” and “vrauwe Cateline filia mijns heeren van Ghistele twijf mer Wouters van Kerssebeke” having fiefs from Bruges[1526].  The date of this document suggests that Jan [V] van Gistel was Margareta’s father, but this can only be verified with more information about her chronology and that of her husband.  Was she the same person as Margareta who is named immediately below?  m --- Heer van Dannoy, son of ---.] 

c)         MARGARETA van Gistel (-[15 Sep 1418/1424]).  Balthau records her parentage and first marriage[1527].  “Jeanne de Béthune contesse de Marle et de Soissons” paid “nos...oncle et tante messire Mahieu Seigneur de Roye et dame Marguerite de Guistelle sa femme” for his ransom for release from England, as an advance for the marriage of “Marguerite de Roye nostre cousine sa fille”, by charter dated 15 Sep 1418[1528].  Limburg-Stirum assumes that Margareta was born from her father’s first marriage [hence the payment] but the possibility of her birth from her father’s second marriage cannot be excluded[1529]m firstly GILBERT [IV] Heer van Leeuwergem, son of --- (-Lesbos [1397], bur Lesbos).  m (after 1397) as his first wife, MATHIEU Seigneur de Roye, son of JEAN de Roye Seigneur d’Aunoy et de Muret & his first wife Jeanne de Béthune (-after 1440, bur Ourscamp)

Jan [VI] & his [first/second] wife had two children:

d)         MARIE van Gistel .  Wauters records her family origin and marriage[1530].  Limburg-Stirum records her parentage and marriage, assuming that Marie was born from her father’s first marriage but the possibility of her birth from her father’s second marriage cannot presumably be excluded