NAMUR

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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                COMTE in PAGUS LOMMENSIS. 3

Chapter 2.                COMTES de NAMUR [907]-1190. 4

Chapter 3.                   MARQUIS de NAMUR 1190-1263 (HAINAUT, COURTENAY) 20

Chapter 4.                COMTES de NAMUR 1263-1421 (DAMPIERRE) 24

Chapter 5.                NOBILITY in the COUNTY of NAMUR. 30

A.         FAMILY of WICBERT ABBOT of GEMBLOUX.. 30

B.         SEIGNEURS de BEAUFORT. 32

C.        SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT (WALCOURT) 42

D.        SEIGNEURS de FALLAIS (BEAUFORT) 51

E.         SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES (FAMILY of EBROIN) 54

F.         SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES et de RUMIGNY (FAMILY of ARNAUD) 57

G.        SEIGNEURS de HAN-sur-LIESSE.. 85

H.        AVOUES de HUY.. 87

I.      SEIGNEURS de MORIALMES.. 98

J.         SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT. 109

K.         SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE.. 116

L.         SEIGNEURS de SPONTIN.. 117

M.        SEIGNEURS de WALCOURT. 124

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Namur lay within imperial jurisdiction and was part of the duchy of Lower Lotharingia.  The pagus Lommensis (Lommegau, in German) was the predecessor of the county of Namur, although it is not certain that the two were precisely co-extensive.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Lomensem…" to King Charles[1].  Vanderkindere suggests that the pagus Lommensis was one of the counties held by Giselbert, father of Reginar [I] Comte de Hainaut[2].  The earliest specific mention so far identified of a count in this pagus is a charter dated 884.  Thereafter, only isolated references have been found until the early 10th century.  It has not yet proved possible to prove any family relationship between the earliest counts (see Chapter 1).  Berengar, referred to in early 10th century sources as count in the pagus Lommensis, is first named as Comte de Namur in a charter dated 919.  It is assumed that he constructed the first castle at Namur, presumably at that time a mere wooden fortification, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Flodoard's Annals record that in 960 Comte Robert I, Berengar's successor, fortified the castle of Namur against Bruno Archbishop of Köln, son of Henrich I King of Germany[3], who was Robert's suzerain in his capacity as duke of Lotharingia.  Robert I's descendants in the male line continued to rule the county of Namur until the late 12th century (see Chapter 2).  It is assumed that they were vassals of the dukes of Lower Lotharingia, after Emperor Heinrich II confirmed the establishment of this duchy in 1012, although the primary sources which confirm this have not yet been identified. 

 

Henri de Namur, son of Godefroi Comte de Namur, succeeded his maternal cousin in 1136 as Comte de Luxembourg, the latter being united with Namur after Henri succeeded his father three years later.  A succession crisis was triggered in Namur and Luxembourg after the unexpected birth in 1186 of a daughter to the septuagenarian Comte Henri, who had previously designated his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his successor.  The matter was adjudicated by Heinrich VI King of Germany in favour of the Comte de Hainaut, and later confirmed by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" who created him Marquis de Namur.  Under the compromise agreed in 1190, Namur was transferred immediately to Hainaut, to which the counties of La Roche and Durbuy would also revert after Comte Henri died.  The arrangement did not specify the fate of Luxembourg, but Comte Henri continued to rule this county.  The matter did not end there.  Thibaut I Comte de Bar, who married Ermensende de Luxembourg in 1197, besieged Philippe Marquis de Namur in his castle and forced the negotiation of the Treaty of Dinant (signed 26 Jul 1199), under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and Hainaut (older brother of Marquis Philippe) inherited the larger part of the county of Namur, while Ermensende retained the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and La Roche, as well as that part of the county of Namur which lay on the right bank of the river Meuse.  On the death of Marquis Philippe in 1212, Namur was inherited by his sister Yolande, the wife of Pierre [II] Seigneur de Courtenay who was later elected as Pierre I Latin Emperor of Constantinople (see Chapter 3).  Four of her children succeeded successively as Marquis de Namur, until 1263 when her youngest son Baudouin, ex-Emperor of Constantinople, sold his rights to Namur to Guy de Dampierre Count of Flanders. 

 

Guy Count of Flanders appointed his son Jean as governor of the county of Namur in 1297, and transferred his rights to the county to him in 1298 (see Chapter 4).  Jean and his successors used the title "Comte de Namur".  The precise process by which the title "Marquis" ceased to be used has not yet been researched.  As the county of Namur continued to lie within imperial jurisdiction, it is unclear why use of the title would not have continued, despite the territory being held by a younger branch of the family of the counts of Flanders who were at that time vassals of the kings of France.  One possibility is that the Flemish counts did not wish the junior branch of their family to bear a title which was hierarchically superior to their own.  Jean III Comte de Namur, last legitimate descendant in the male line of Comte Jean I, sold the county of Namur to Philippe "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy 23 Apr 1421, subject to a continuing life interest.  On the death of Comte Jean in 1429, the county was incorporated into the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which, by a twist of dynastic fate, passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian. 

 

The families of other nobility in the county of Namur are set out in Chapter 5. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTE in PAGUS LOMMENSIS

 

 

   

1.         ROBERT, son of --- (-after [884]).  Emperor Karl III granted property "in comitatu Laumacense in villa…Merendrec" to "Sanctio" vassal of "Rotbertus comes" by undated charter, placed in the compilation with charters dated 884[4].  This document represents the earliest mention so far identified of a specific count in "comitatus Lomacensis", although the edition indicates doubts about the authenticity of the charter.  It is unclear from the text whether Count Robert was count within the territory but this is a reasonable assumption.  The onomastic connection with the later counts of Namur is obvious but the precise family relationship, if any, has not been ascertained. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de NAMUR [907]-1190

 

 

1.         BERENGAR, son of --- ([875/85]-before 946).  The origins of Count Berengar are unknown.  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when he is named in the charter dated 907 (see below).  Comte in pagus Lommensis.  "Hludouucus…rex" confirmed the donation by "bone memoriæ Kisala illustris femina" of the abbey of Fosse "in pago Lominse in comitatu Perengarii" to the church of Liège with the consent of "…Kepeharti…comitis" by charter dated 26 Oct 907 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "Purchart filius Vualahonis"[5].  Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany confirmed a donation of property including "…in pago ac in comitatu Lummensi…cuius nunc adest comes Perengarius" to the church of Tongern at the request of "Kepehardus et Reginharius comites" and with the consent of "Albuini eo tempore illius comitis" by charter dated 18 Jan 908[6].  Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Süsteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[7].  "Berengarii comitis Namurcensis" subscribed a charter dated 2 Jun 919 under which Gerard de Stave donated property to the abbey of Brogne[8].  Flodoard's Annals record that "Berengarius" captured "Giselbertum" (referring to the duke of Lotharingia) and only freed him after receiving "filiis Ragenarii fratris ipsius Gisleberti" as hostages, after which Giselbert ravaged the lands of "Berengarii, Ragenariique fratris sui et Isaac comitis"[9]Count of the castle of Namur.  The Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniense records that "comes Berengarius Nammucensi castro præsidebat" and that he took Gerard under his protection[10]m --- [von Maasgau], daughter of REGINAR [I] "Langhals" Graf `von Maasgau [Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Alberada ---.  Flodoard's Annals refer to the wife of "Berengarius" as "sororem [Gislebertum]" but do not name her[11].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[12], she was heiress of "comitatus Lomacensis".  Presumably this is suggested because both her father and her husband are recorded as counts "in pago Lominse", and on the assumption that her husband succeeded her father.  However, this assumes that the "pagus" is identical with the county, and that each pagus was ruled by only one count at any one time.  It is, however, clear from the development of the county structure in Germany that the counties were not geographically coincident with the pagi.  References to two or three different comitati within one pagus are frequent in imperial diplomas, as are references to the comitatus of a single comes spreading into more than one pagus.  It is not therefore a safe assumption, in the absence of further documentary proof, that Berengar owed his position in "comitatus Lomacensis" to his wife. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] ([920/25]-before 981).  Robert succeeded as Comte de Namur, maybe as direct successor to Berengar as no documentary record has been found of another intervening count in the area, although this is not certain.  The earliest reference to Robert is the charter dated 2 Jun 946 under which "Rotbertus comes" donated the villa of Melin "in comitatu meo" to the abbey of Waulsort[13].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[14], Robert was the son of Berengar.  However, the only evidence so far identified that Robert may have been a descendant of Berengar is provided by the Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniense which records that "comes Berengarius Nammucensi castro præsidebat" commenting that "cuius stirpis posteritas ibidem hactenus perstat"[15].  This convoluted reference suggests that the relationship may have been less direct than father/son: maybe Robert was Berengar's grandson, the son of Berengar's daughter.  This appears to be corroborated by the chronology of the births in the family.  If Giselbert, son of Robert [I], was born in [955/60], it is unlikely that his father was born before [920/25] at the earliest, bearing in mind that he was presumably an adult at the time of the 946 charter.  Assuming that the birth date range of Berengar is correct as shown above, Robert would most likely have been born earlier than this if he had been Berengar's son.  The fact that Robert named his second son Giselbert also suggests a family connection with Berengar, whose wife was the sister of Giselbert Duke of Lotharingia, although it is somewhat surprising that the name Berengar itself is not repeated among Robert's descendants.  Another indication of Robert's family background is provided by the Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium which names "Rotbertus…comes Namucensis" as the most powerful of the "cæteri fratres et nepotes pii patris nostri [Wicperti]", while recording that he oppressed the abbey of Gembloux[16].  If this is correct, Robert's maternal grandmother was Osburga, whose first husband was St Wicbert's father (see Chapter 5.A).  "Otto…rex" granted property "quod Ymmo in villa Castra et in pago Darnegouue ac in comitatu Rotberti comitis" to "fideli nostro Tietboldo" by charter dated 11 Jun 958[17].  Flodoard's Annals record that in 960 "Rotbertus", enemy of Bruno Archbishop of Köln (son of Henrich I King of Germany), fortified "Namuurum castrum" against the archbishop[18].  "Rotbertus comes" subscribed a charter dated 961 under which Erluin abbé of Gembloux exchanged property[19].  The Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium names "comite Roberto" and records that "Ratherius" died "apud Namurcum"[20], an event dated elsewhere to 974.  m ---.  The name of the wife of Robert is not known.  Thierry Stasser suggests that she may have been [Liutgarde], daughter of Adalbert Graf [von Metz], emphasising that this is purely speculative based only on onomastics[21].  Comte Robert [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ALBERT (-shortly before 1011).  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[22].  He succeeded as ALBERT I Comte de Namur

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b)         GISELBERT ([955/60]-).  The Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium records that "Gislabertus, ex quatuor comitis Roberti filiis unus" accompanied "Mathildem comitissam" to the abbey of Lobbes[23].  This event is not dated but is recorded in the Gesta several paragraphs after an event dated to 974.  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that Giselbert was a young adult when he visited Lobbes, dated some time between 975 and 980.  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[24]

c)         RATBOD [Robert] .  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[25].    

d)         son (-[before 981]).  As the Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium records "Gislabertus, ex quatuor comitis Roberti filiis unus"[26], it is known that Comte Robert had a fourth son but no further information relating to him has been found.  He presumably died before 981 as he is not named with his brothers in the charter of that date. 

e)         [LIUTGARDE .  Vanderkindere suggests that the wife of Arnoul [II] Comte de Cambrai may have been the daughter of Robert [I] Comte de Namur, both because the couple's son was named Albert and also because Liutgarde held property at Hanret in Darnau pagus which was divided between Namur and Brabant[27].  No other information has been identified from which any alternative ancestry can be deduced for Liutgarde.  Liutgarde possessed the alleu de Hanret, Hesbaye[28].  "Arnulfus comes Valencencianensis et uxor eius Liutgardis cum filio suo Adalberto" donated property to Saint-Pierre-au-Mont-Blandin at Gent by charter dated 994[29]m ARNOUL [II] Comte de Cambrai, son of ARNOUL [I] Comte de Cambrai & his wife Berta --- (-23 Oct 1012).] 

 

 

ALBERT, son of ROBERT [I] Comte de Namur & his wife --- (-shortly before 1011).  Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981[30].  He succeeded as ALBERT I Comte de Namur.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the privileges of Brogne abbey "in pago Lomacensis situm" by charter dated 992 which names "comiti…Namuci Adelberto"[31].  His date of death is suggested by a record, dated to 1011, of a monk from St Vaast d'Arras dreaming of hell where he recognised "Albertum Namucensium comitatui" being tortured, the episode being incorporated into a circular letter from Richard Bishop of Verdun to all abbeys[32].  

m (990) ERMENGARDE, daughter of CHARLES Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] & wife Adelais de Troyes ([970/75]-after 1013).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Karolus dux" was father of "Ermengardem et Gerbergam"[33].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium, on the other hand, names "Hermegardam Namursi cometissam" as only daughter of "Ottoni duci Lotharingiæ", son of Duke Charles[34].  This appears chronologically difficult to sustain, assuming that Ermengarde was the mother of Albert's children as shown below.  It would also mean that her daughter Liutgarde could not have been the mother of Baldric [II] Bishop of Liège (see below), already tight chronologically if Ermengarde married in 990.  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis is less specific on Ermengarde's origin when it names her son "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi" and refers to his mother as "matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente"[35].  The date of her marriage is suggested by the fact that Richer does not name her among the children who were imprisoned with her father in 991: "Karolum…cum uxore Adelaide et filio Ludovico, et filiabus duabus, quarum altera Gerberga, altera Adelaidis dicebatur, necnon et Arnulfo nepote"[36].  This presumably indicates that her marriage predated this imprisonment.  It has been suggested that Ermengarde was Albert [I]'s second wife, considering the likely difference in their ages[37].  If this is correct, it is unlikely that there were any surviving children from his earlier marriage as Albert's successor (presumably his eldest surviving son) was the son of his surviving wife, presumably Ermengarde, as shown by the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium which records that "Rotberdo Namurcensi comite" betrayed Lambert Comte de Louvain after the battle of Hougaerde (dated to 1013) and that Lambert, captured by "Herimannum…comitem", was released after the intervention of "Rotbodi…comitis mater"[38]

Comte Albert I & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         ROBERT de Namur (-before 1031).  The Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis names "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi, matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente"[39], which is assumed to indicate that Comte Albert and Ermengardis were the parents of Robert.  He succeeded as ROBERT II Comte de Namur.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Rotberdo Namurcensi comite" betrayed Lambert Comte de Louvain after the battle of Hougaerde (dated to 1013), that Lambert was captured by "Herimannum…comitem" but released after the intervention of "Rotbodi…comitis mater"[40].  The Miracula Sancti Veroni names "comitem Ratbodum" when recording that he recovered from fever after being taken to the relics of St Veronus[41].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" brought under his protection the abbey of Saint-Jean de Florennes "in pago et in comitatu Lommensi sitam, cuius nunc comes adest Ratbodus", founded by Gerard Bishop of Cambrai, by charter dated 1018[42]m ---.  No reference has been found to the wife of Comte Robert II.  Comte Robert II & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  The Miracula Sancti Gengulfi name "Radbodus Namurcensium comes" and record that "filio suo morte gravatu" was cured by St Gengulf[43].  No other reference has been found to this child, who presumably died young. 

2.         ALBERT de Namur (-[1063/64]).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Ermengardis" was mother of "Albertum comitem de Namuco"[44].  He succeeded his brother as ALBERT II Comte de Namur.  He founded Saint-Aubain at Namur, as shown by the Fundatio Ecclesiæ S Albani Namucensis which records "comes Albertus secundus, ortus ex patre Lothariensi, matre vero Francigena Ermengarde, nobilissimam Francorum regum prosapiam trahente" as founder of the church[45].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records "bellum apud Rivoniam" in 1048 where "Albertus Namucensis" was killed by "Godefrido duce"[46]m REGELINDIS of Lower Lotharingia, daughter of GOZELON I Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife ---.  The Fundatio ecclesiæ Sancti Albani Namurcensis refers to the wife of "comes Albertus secundus" as "Gothelonis ducis filia" but does not name her[47].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Gosseclone ducis Lotharingie…[filia] Raelendem" as wife of "Alberto comiti"[48].  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Godefridum ducem, Odam et Regelindam" as children of "Gozelo, frater Arnulphi et Godefridi"[49].  Her birth date range is estimated from her eldest son being born before 1035.  She was given Durbuy as her dowry by her father.  Comte Albert II & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBERT de Namur (before 10 Aug 1035-22 Jun 1102).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[50].  He succeeded his father as ALBERT III Comte de Namur

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b)         HENRI [I] de Namur (-after 23 Apr 1088).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[51].  The Chronicon Huberti names "Albertus comes Namucensis et Henricus Durboiensis", but does not specify the relationship between them[52].  Comte de Durbuy.  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed donations to St Jakob, Liège by charter dated 23 Apr 1088, at the request of "Heinrico comite de Durbui"[53].   

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3.         HADWIDE de Namur ([1005/10]-28 Jan [1080]).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Hadewidem et Emmam de Los" as the two daughters of "Ermengardis [filiæ Karoli ducis]" and as mother of "Theodericum ducem et Gerardum comitem fratres"[54].  It is likely that Hedwig was born during that latter part of the married life of her parents, given her own death in [1080] and her father's death before 1010.  The Liber Memoriales of Remiremont records the donation of "Haduydis ducissa…consentientibus filiis suis duce Teoderico atque comite Girardo"[55].  "Hadewidis ductrix" founded the abbey of Châtenois by charter dated to after 1075, confirmed "post obitum ductricis Hadewidis" by "dux Theodericus filius eius"[56]m GERARD Duke of Upper Lotharingia, son of GERHARD Graf & his wife Gisela --- (-Remiremont [14 Apr] or 11 Aug [1070]). 

4.         [LIUTGARDE [Emma] de Namur .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Hadewidem et Emmam de Los" as the two daughters of "Ermengardis [filiæ Karoli ducis]"[57].  The primary sources are contradictory regarding the identify of Liutgarde´s husband.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Lutgarde filia Hermegardis Namurcensis comitissæ, Ottonis prefati ducis filie" as wife of "Ottonis comitis de Los", and the couple as parents of Baldric [II] Bishop of Liège[58].  From a chronological point of view, it is impossible for a daughter of Albert I Comte de Namur and his wife Ermengarde (married in 990) to have been the mother of Baldric Bishop of Liège (installed as bishop in 1008).  Another version is provided by the Vita Arnulfi which names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", adding that Liutgarde was the mother of "Emmonem et Ottonem fratrem eius"[59].  No primary source has so far been found which names the father of the brothers Emmo and Otto.  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that their father was Giselbert, son of Otto.  If this is correct, it is possible that Liutgarde´s husband was Giselbert Comte de Looz.  [m OTTO Comte [de Looz], son of [RUDOLF & his wife ---] (-[before 1016]).]  [m GISELBERT Comte de Looz, son of OTTO Comte [de Looz] & his wife --- (-[1044/46]).] 

5.         GODA de Namur .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", specifying that Goda was mother of "Meinsindam matrem sancti Arnulfi episcopi Suessioniæ"[60], although this may not be a reliable source as it is inaccurate in recording the descendants of Goda's supposed sister Liutgarde.  m ---.  No indication has been found about the identity of Goda´s husband.  Goda & her husband had one child: 

a)         [MEINSINDA .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis", specifying that Goda was mother of "Meinsindam matrem sancti Arnulfi episcopi Suessioniæ"[61], although this may not be a reliable source as it is inaccurate in recording the descendants of Goda's supposed sister Liutgarde.  m FOLBERT, son of ---.  The Vita Arnulfi names "Folbertus in pago Brabantia circa fluvium Scaldum" and "nobilissima coniuge…Meinsinde" as parents of Arnoul Bishop of Soissons[62].] 

6.         ERMENGARDE de Namur .  The Vita Arnulfi names "Lugerdam, Godam, Ermengardam" as the three sisters of "Albertus comes Namurcensis"[63]

 

 

ALBERT de Namur, son of ALBERT II Comte de Namur & his wife Regilindis of Lower Lotharingia (before 10 Aug 1035-22 Jun 1102).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio"[64].  He succeeded his father in [1063/64] as ALBERT III Comte de Namur.  He claimed to succeed to the inheritance of his first cousin Godefroi III "Le Bossu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076, challenging the succession of Godefroi de Bouillon [Boulogne] and at one point unsuccessfully besieging the castle of Bouillon.  As guardian of her interests in Lotharingia, Matilda of Tuscany granted Albert the county of Verdun which Theoderic Bishop of Verdun had bestowed on her in 1076, in order to thwart Godefroi de Bouillon´s inheritance[65].  In addition, Emperor Heinrich IV appointed Albert as vice-duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076 to rule for his infant son Konrad, whom he had installed as Duke of Lower Lotharingia[66].  "Heinricus…tertius Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the foundation of St Jakob, Liège by "Albertus comes Nammucensium filiis [suis] Godefrido, Heinrico, Alberto" by charter dated 1 Jun 1101[67].  The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1102 of "Albertus comes Namucensis"[68].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "X Kal Jul" of "Adalbertus comes Namurcensis"[69]

m ([1065/66]) as her second husband IDA of Saxony, widow of FREDERIC II Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Luxembourg], daughter of BERNHARD II Duke in Saxony [Billung] & his wife Eilika von Schweinfurt (-31 Jul 1102, bur Namur).  "Ida" is named as wife of "Albertus comes Namucensis" in the Chronicon Sancti Huberti, which specifies that "prius fuerat uxor ducis Frederici", but her origin is not given[70].  The Genealogia ex stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Idam Namucensem…uxorem Angelberti marchionis et Gertrudem comitissam Flandrensem" as children of "Bernardum"[71].  On her marriage, she brought her husband extensive lands north-east of the castle of Bouillon which later formed the county of La Roche[72].  According to the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, her husband's claim to Bouillon was through the property brought by his wife[73].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "II Kal Aug" of "Ida comitissa Namurcensis"[74]

Comte Albert III & his wife had five children: 

1.         GODEFROI de Namur (-19 Aug 1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[75].  He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de Namur

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2.         HENRI de Namur (-before 1138).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Godefridum et Henricum comitem de Rupe" as sons of "Albertus de Namurco"[76].  Comte de La Roche. 

-        COMTES de LAROCHE

3.         FREDERIC de Namur (-27 May or 30 Jun 1121 or 1122, bur Liège Saint-Lambert).  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Frederici [episcopus]…frater eius Namucensis comes Godefridus"[77].  The Vita Friderici Episcopi Leodiensis records that Bishop Frédéric was "ex prosapia Pipini et Caroli magni…loco Namucensi editus, patre Alberto matre Ida, qui Albertus eiusdem Namucensis castelli comes opulentus", specifying that he was his parents´ third son[78].  Anselm of Gembloux´s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1121 of "domnus Fredericus episcopus"[79]Bishop of Liège 1119.  Orderic Vitalis records the installation of "Frederick brother of Herman count of Namur" as Bishop of Liège in Oct 1119 by Pope Calixtus II and his death less than three years later, poisoned by his rivals[80].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records the death "1121 VI Kal Iunii" of "episcopus Fredericus"[81].  The Vita Friderici Episcopi Leodiensis records the death in 1122 of "Fredericus"[82].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “II Kal Jul” 1121 of Bishop Frédéric and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Lamberti[83].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VI Kal Jun" of "domnus Fredericus episcopus"[84]

4.         ALBERT de Namur (-shortly before 1122).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names (in order) "Fridericum episcopum, Godefridum, Henricum et Albertum fratres" as sons of "Albertum comitem"[85].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum comitem de Namuco et comitem Albertum de Rupe et sorores eorum" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis", although it appears probable that Alberic intended to refer to "Heinricum de Rupe" instead of "Albertum" given that on a subsequent page he lists the children of "Henricum" as children of "Albertum"[86].  William of Tyre records the marriage of "fratri comitis Namura" and his installation to succeed his wife's first husband as Lord of Jaffa[87]m ([1118/19]) as her second husband, MABILE de Roucy, widow of HUGUES de Puiset Lord of Jaffa, daughter of EBLES de Ramerupt Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle de Apulia.  

5.         ALIX de Namur .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Alaide sorore comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "comes Otto de Cisneio"[88].  "Arnulfus…comes" founded the priory of Sainte-Valpurge at Chiny, confirmed by "filiorum meorum Ottonis et Ludovici, nurus…meæ Adeleid", by charter dated 1097, later confirmed by "Ottonis comitis et Frederici præpositi Remensis et Aberti comitis filiorum eius et Adadis comitissæ et Guillelmi avocati"[89].  1124.  m (before 1097) OTTO [II] Comte de Chiny, son of ARNOUL Comte de Chiny & his first wife Adela de Roucy (-1131 or after). 

 

 

GODEFROI de Namur, son of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida von Sachsen (-19 Aug 1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[90].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Godefridum et Henricum comitem de Rupe" sons of "Albertus de Namurco", specifying that Godefroi "caruit liberis"[91].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum comitem de Namuco et comitem Albertum de Rupe et sorores eorum" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[92].  Comte de Château-Porcien 1097, by right of his first wife.  He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de Namur.  He founded Floreffe in 1121.  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[93].  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[94].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "XIV Kal Sep" in 1139 of "domini Godefridi comitis Namurcensis fundatoris hujus ecclesie"[95]

m firstly ([1087], divorced [1104]) SIBYLLE de Porcien, daughter of ROGER Comte de Château-Porcien & his wife Ermengarde ---.  The Chronicon Huberti names "filiam suo [=Rogerus Porcensium comes] Sibillam" wife of "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[96].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Sibiliam filiam comitis Rogerii Porcensis" as wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[97].  She was seduced by Enguerrand de Boves Comte d´Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy, and fled her husband before giving birth to an illegitimate child[98].  Guibert de Nogent records that "Ingelrannus" abducted "filia…Rogeri comitis Porcensis", wife of "Namurensi…comiti Godefrido"[99]

m secondly ([1109]) as her second husband, ERMENSENDE de Luxembourg, widow of ALBERT [II] Graf von Dagsburg, daughter of CONRAD I Comte de Luxembourg & his [second] wife Clémence --- (-26 Jun 1141).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum de Luscelenburg…et Ermensendem…et Mathildem" as children of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch" and his wife Ermensendis, specifying that Ermesinde was wife of "Namucensem…comitis Godefridi"[100].  Ermensende´s correct parentage is stated in the charter dated 17 Jun 1129 under which Meginher Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schiffenberg by "Clementia…comitissa" with the consent of "filii sui Willehelmi et filie Irmesindis"[101].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ermensendem sororem comitis Guilelmi de Luscelenburg" as second wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[102].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[103].  "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti" by charter dated to [1124], subscribed by "domni mei Godefridi comitis et filii mei Henrici comitis, Hugonis filii Folmari comitis, Everardi filii Aiulfi comitis"[104].  "Ermensendis comitissa de Muhalt, quæ uxor…comitis Alberti" founded the monastery of Saint-Victor, Huy by charter dated 1130[105].  Heiress of Luxembourg and Longwy, after the death of her nephew Comte Conrad [II] in 1136.  "Comitissa de Musal Ermensendis cum viro suo Namucensi comite Godefrido" donated property to Flône, at the request of "Guntranni et Gisle uxoris eius", by charter dated 1137[106].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "VIII Kal Jun" of "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis qui cum viro suo…comite Alberto cellam Montis Sancti Martini…confirmavit"[107]

Comte Godefroi & his first wife had two children:

1.         ELISABETH de Namur (-after 1148).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth filiam comitis Godefridi Namucensis" as wife of "frater…Balduini de Burgo Gervasius" (recording that he resigned as archbishop of Reims and married), specifying that her mother was "Sibilla filia comitis Rogeri Porcensis", and recording her second marriage with "Clarembaldus de Roseto" and their children "Raynaldum…Rogerum..episcopus Laudunensis…et sorores eius…Aeliz de Cimeco, altera Alfelisia que ex nobili viro Philippo de Altaripa genuit Mathildem quam habuit Windus Doiscenus [Doische, Namur, Philippeville?] et de Erpens [Erpent, Namur?]"[108].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[109].  "Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[110].  Barthélemy records that, after the death of Roger Comte de Porcien, Henri [I] Comte de Grandpré inherited part of his assets “qui forma le fief de Château-Porcien” and as such confirmed donations made by his predecessors to Cuissy by charter dated 1134 and together with “la petite-fille de Roger qui avait épousé Clérembaud de Rosoy” donated Notre-Dame de Château-Porcien to Reims Saint-Nicaise by charter dated 1148[111]m firstly GERVAIS Comte de Rethel, son of HUGUES Comte de Rethel & his wife Mélisende de Montlhéry (-1124).  m secondly (before 1131) CLAREMBAUD de Rozoy, son of --- (-before 1158). 

2.         FLANDRINE de Namur .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ysabella et Flandrina" as the two daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his first wife, specifying that Flandrina's husband was "minus nobiliter…Hugo de Spineto" by whom she was mother of "Gerardus abbas de Claromaresco et fratres eorum et sorores"[112].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the two sisters of "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as "una [uxor] dominus de Roseto, alia [uxor] domino de Spinoit", in a later passage clarifying that the two sisters were daughters of "Henrici comitis" by his first wife[113].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[114], this daughter was named Cecile and her husband was Alard [II] Seigneur d'Epinoy et d'Antoing.  The primary source which confirms this name has not yet been identified.  However, assuming that Alberic de Trois-Fontaines correctly identifies her husband as the Seigneur d´Epinoy, the chronology suggests that it is more likely that he was Alard [II] rather than Hugues.  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "filios et filias quarum una habuit uxorem Theodericus de Anvennis" as children of "nobili apud Spinoit in Atrebathesio" & his Namur wife[115]m ALARD Seigneur d'Epinoy et d'Antoing, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur d'Epinoy & his wife --- (-1177 or after). 

Comte Godefroi & his second wife had five children:

3.         ALBERT de Namur ([1109/10]-after 7 Jan 1125).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…et Albertum qui iuvenis decessit" as the two sons of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife[116].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[117].  "Godefridus comes Namucensis et Ermensindis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Floreffe with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Heinrico…" by charter dated 7 Jan 1125[118], this text suggesting that Albert was the older son. 

4.         HENRI de Namur (1111-14 Aug 1196, bur Abbaye de Floreffe).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Henricum…et Albertum qui iuvenis decessit" as the two sons of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife[119].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[120].  "Godefridus comes Namucensis et Ermensindis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Floreffe with the consent of "filiis suis Alberto et Heinrico…" by charter dated 7 Jan 1125[121].  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[122].  He succeeded his first cousin (on his mother's side) in 1136 as HENRI Comte de Luxembourg.  He succeeded his father in 1139 as HENRI I "l'Aveugle" Comte de Namur.  He marched against Adalberon Archbishop of Trier in 1141, was excommunicated and lost Luxembourg territory when the archbishop counter-attacked, although peace was finally signed in Speyer in 1146[123].  He also challenged the authority of the Bishop of Liège, attacking the château de Bouillon which the bishop claimed from the counts of Bar, but was defeated in 1151 at Andenne by the forces of Bishop Henri de Leyon[124].  He named his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his heir in Namur and Luxembourg, the latter's son Baudouin V assuming the position of designated successor after his father's death[125].  Comte Henri lost his sight in 1182[126].  After the unexpected birth of his daughter in 1186, Comte Henri revoked his assurance to Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut concerning the succession and betrothed the infant to Henri II Comte de Champagne.  In 1188, Comte Henri was obliged to reinstate Baudouin as his heir after a verdict in the latter's favour from Heinrich VI King of Germany.  Comte Baudouin attacked Namur, captured Comte Henri and obtained a confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur.  Under a compromise reached in 1190, Baudouin received Namur immediately, with the expectation of La Roche and Durbuy after the death of Henri who received the revenues of these two counties for life; the fate of Luxembourg was not mentioned.  The creation of the Marquisate of Namur was announced at Worms in 1190, at which time Comte Henri retired to Luxembourg where he continued to rule as count[127].  He made a last attempt to recover Namur in 1194 but was defeated at Noville-sur-Mehaigne[128].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "III Non Feb" of "Henrici comitis fundator ecclesie Sennensis"[129]m firstly ([1152/59], divorced 1163) as her fourth husband, LAURETTA de Flandre, widow firstly of IWAN Graaf van Aalst, secondly of HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg, and thirdly of RAOUL I "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, daughter of THIERRY Count of Flanders & his first wife Swanhilde --- ([1120]-Abbaye de Voorst, near Brussels 1170).  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[130].  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[131].  She left her fourth husband before [1163] and refused to return to him despite being excommunicated by the bishop of Cambrai.  She became a nun at Voorst.  m secondly (1168) AGNES van Gelre, daughter of HENDRIK Graaf van Gelre & his wife Agnes von Arnstein (-24 Jan ----, bur Echternach).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Henrici comitis ceci" and "Agnate sorore comitis de Gelre"[132].  In a later passage, the same source names "Agneta…comitissa de Luscelenborch" as sister of "soror comitis de Gelderland", who was the mother of "domnus Engelbertus filius comitis Engelberti de Monte Veteri frater comitis Adolfi", specifying that she was mother of "Ermensindis relicta comitis Barri uxor Waleranni"[133].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Agnetam filiam Henrici…comitis de Ghelre" as wife of "Henricus comes Namurci et Luscelenborch"[134].  She left her husband, entered a convent and refused to return to him despite his appeal to Pope Alexander III[135].  A reconciliation was negotiated in 1185 by the Archbishop of Köln, Philippe Count of Flanders and Godefroi Duke of Brabant, anxious to ensure that Namur and Luxembourg was not inherited by Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut (the nominated successor of Comte Henri)[136].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IX Kal Feb" of "Agnetis comitisse de Gelra"[137].  Comte Henri & his second wife had one child:

a)         ERMENSENDE de Namur (Jul 1186-12 Feb 1247, bur Clairefontaine, near Arlon[138]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth in Jul 1186 of "Ermensendem" daughter of "comes Namurcensis Henricus" and his wife Agnes[139].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1187 of "Ermensendis" and "comiti Campanensi Henrico"[140].  Her first betrothal was arranged by Comte Henri in order to guarantee a suitably strong protector for his daughter in light of his dispute with Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut regarding the eventual succession to his counties but the arrangement was discontinued after the 1190 imperial decision in favour of Comte Baudouin[141].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1193 records the marriage of "Theobaldus comes Barrensis" and "filiam Henrici comitis ceci…Ermensendem"[142].  She succeeded her father in 1196 as ERMENSENDE Ctss de LuxembourgHer first husband bought the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and La Roche, with the approval of Philipp King of Germany, and besieged Philippe Marquis de Namur in his castle at Namur, which forced the negotiation of the 1199 treaty of Dinant[143].  Under the treaty, signed 26 Jul 1199, Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and Hainaut inherited Namur, while Ermesinde retained Luxembourg, Durbuy, La Roche and that part of Namur which lay on the right bank of the river Meuse[144].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "seniori Walerano filio Henrici" as second husband of "Ermensende filia Henrici ceci comitis Namucensis"[145].  She received Arlon as her jointure on her second marriage[146]Betrothed (1187) to HENRI II Comte de Champagne, son of HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne & his wife Marie de France (29 Jul 1166-Acre 10 Sep 1197).  m firstly (1197) as his third wife, THIBAUT I Comte de Bar, son of RENAUD II Comte de Bar & his wife Agnes de Blois ([1160]-12/13 Feb 1214, bur Saint-Mihiel).  m secondly ([Feb/May] 1214) as his second wife, WALERAN de Limbourg Seigneur de Montjoie, son of HENDRIK III Duke of Limburg & his wife Sophie von Saarbrücken (-Cremona 2 Jul 1226, bur Rode Abbey).  He succeeded in 1221 as WALERAN IV Duke of Limburg

5.         CLEMENCE de Namur (-28 Dec 1158).  The Genealogia Zaringorum names "Clementia de nobilissuma progenie Francorum de castro…Nammecensi" as wife of "Conradus", specifying that she was buried in the same tomb as her husband[147].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife[148].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the three daughters of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife as "ducissam…Ciringiorum et comitissam de Retest et…Alidem comitissam Hanoniensem"[149].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[150].  While all these sources indicate that Clémence was the oldest of the three sisters, their brother Henri named the husband of his sister Alix as his heir.  No record has yet been identified of the dukes of Zähringen challenging this succession arrangement on the grounds of seniority.  The necrology of St Peter im Schwarzwald records the death "V Kal Jan" of "Clementia ductrix"[151]m ([1130]) KONRAD Herzog von Zähringen, son of BERTHOLD II Herzog von Zähringen [formerly Duke of Swabia] & his wife Agnes von Rheinfelden ([1095]-8 Jan 1152, bur St Peter im Schwarzwald).

6.         BEATRIX de Namur (-1160).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unam filiarum supradicti comitis Namurensis [=comitis Godefridi] Beatricem" as wife of "castellanum Guitherum…Vitriaci", and in a later passage naming (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife, clarifying that Beatrix married "comiti Guithero Reytestensi"[152].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the three daughters of "Godefridus comes Namurcensi" & his second wife as "ducissam…Ciringiorum et comitissam de Retest et…Alidem comitissam Hanoniensem"[153].  "Albricus Matrannus et Gilo filius eius cum uxoribus et filiis eorum" donated part of the mills at Rethel to the church of Rethel, with the consent of "Guiteri Regitestensis comitis et Beatricis comitissæ et filiorum eorum Johannis et Manasse", by charter dated 1144[154].  "Witerus comes Regitestis" donated property to the church of Breaux, with the consent of "Beatrix uxor sua comitissa et Hugo filius suus major natu et Henricus et Balduinus", by charter dated 1155, witnessed by "Witerus de Cuciaco, Gilo de Regiteste, Albricus Gilone nepos…Albertus canonicus prefati comitis filius"[155]m ITHIER Comte de Rethel, son of EUDES de Vitry Châtelain de Vitry, Comte de Rethel & his wife Mathilde Ctss de Rethel (-1170). 

7.         ALIX de Namur (-end Jul 1169).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "ducissa Cyringie…Beatrix…Alidis…" as the three daughters of "comes Godefridus de Namuco" & his second wife[156].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidem…Godefridi comitis Namurcensis et Ermesendis comitisse filiam" as wife of "Balduinus comes Hanoniensis, Balduini comitis et Yolendis comitisse filiuis", in a later passage specifying that she was one of the daughters of her father's second marriage[157].  "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[158].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Alithiam" sister of "Godefridus frater Henricum", specifying that she married "Hainoensi comiti Balduino"[159], although it is chronologically impossible for Alice to have been the sister of Godefroi.  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis refers to the wife of Count Baudouin as "comitis Namucensis germanam"[160]m ([1130]) BAUDOUIN IV Comte de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut & his wife Yolande van Gelre ([1110]-6/8 Nov 1171).  His brother-in-law Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg named Comte Baudouin as his heir, the right to this prospective inheritance passing to his son Comte Baudouin V after he died in 1171[161]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    MARQUIS de NAMUR 1190-1263 (HAINAUT, COURTENAY)

 

 

BAUDOUIN de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN IV “le Bâtisseur” Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alice de Namur (1150-Mons 17 Dec 1195).  He succeeded his father in 1171 as BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut, and as heir to Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg (see above).  After the unexpected birth in 1186 of Ermensende, daughter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, the latter revoked his assurance concerning Baudouin's succession in these two counties.  In 1188, Comte Henri was obliged to reinstate Baudouin as his heir after a verdict in the latter's favour from Heinrich VI King of Germany.  Comte Baudouin attacked Namur, captured Comte Henri and obtained a confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur.  Under a compromise reached in 1190, Baudouin received Namur immediately, and the expectation of La Roche and Durbuy after the death of Henri; the fate of Luxembourg was not mentioned.  The creation of the Marquisate of Namur, and the elevation of Baudouin as Marquis de Namur, was announced at Worms in 1190[162].  He succeeded as BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders 1 Mar 1192, by right of his wife. 

1.         other children: see FLANDERS

2.         BAUDOUIN de Hainaut (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth "1171 mense Iulio…Valencenis" of "filium…Balduinum" to "Balduinus [et] Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem"[163].  He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.  

-        COUNTS of FLANDERS

3.         YOLANDE de Flandre ([1175]-Constantinople 24 or 26 Aug 1219).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii names "Petro Autisiodorensi comite et uxore sua Yolende, sorore istius Philippi [comes Namurcensis]"[164].  She succeeded her brother in 1213 as YOLANDE Marquise de Namur.  She was crowned Empress of Constantinople with her husband by the Pope 9 Apr 1217 at Rome[165].  She was appointed regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople after arriving safely by sea in 1217, in the absence of her husband whose fate at that time was unknown.  She was able to stop the attacks of Theodoros Emperor of Nikaia, and arranged his marriage to her daughter Marie to seal the peace which was agreed[166]m (contract 24 Jul 1193, Soissons 1 Jul 1193) as his second wife, PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Courtenay, Comte de Nevers et d'Auxerre, son of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay Dame de Courtenay ([1155]-Epirus after Jun 1219).  He succeeded as Marquis de Namur in 1213, by right of his second wife.  He was elected to succeed his brother-in-law Henri de Flandres in 1216 as PIERRE I Emperor of Constantinople.  Pierre & his wife had children: 

a)         other children: see CONSTANTINOPLE LATIN EMPIRE

b)         MARGUERITE [Sibylle] de Courtenay ([1194/98]-Marienthal convent 17 Jul 1270, bur Marienthal).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "secundam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri] Sibiliam" as the wife firstly of "Radulfus de Essolduno in Bituria" and secondly of "comes Heinricus de Vienne et Ardenna".  He also cites her supposed third marriage to "Lascarus Grecus…imperator Nicee", but is here confusing her with her younger sister Marie[167].  Her birth date is estimated assuming that she was one of her parents´ older children and married aged 12 or soon afterwards.  She succeeded her first husband in 1216 as Dame de Châteauneuf-sur-Cher et de Mareuil-en-Berry.  She took possession of Namur as MARGUERITE Marquise de Namur in 1229 on the death of her brother Henri, but was obliged to transfer it to her brother Baudouin in 1237.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that, on the death in 1229 of "comite Namucensi Henrici puero", his sister "Sibilia comitissa Vienne" occupied "castrum Namuci" against the competing claim of Fernando Count of Flanders[168].  "Henricus marchio Namucensis et Viennæ comes et Margarita marcionissa et comitissa uxor eius" confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Grandpré by "prædecessoris ac fratris nostri Philippi bonæ memoriæ" by charter dated Aug 1231[169].  She was obliged to transfer Namur to her brother Baudouin in 1237.  "Henricus et Margarita comitissa Viennensis" founded a monastery at Vianden, with the consent of "Philippi nostri primogeniti", as well as anniversaries for themselves "et filiorum nostrorum…Friderici et Philippi", by charter dated Jun 1248[170].  She became a nun at the convent of Marienthal near Luxembourg after the death of her second husband[171]m firstly ([1210]) RAOUL [III] Seigneur d'Issoudun, son of EUDES [III] Seigneur d'Issoudun & his wife Alix de Montbard (-1 Mar 1216).  m secondly (1216) HEINRICH [I] Graf von Vianden, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Vianden & his wife Mechtild von der Neuerburg (-Palestine 19 Nov 1253[172]).  He succeeded as Marquis de Namur from 1229 to 1237, by right of his wife. 

c)         PHILIPPE [III] "à la Lèvre" de Courtenay ([1194/96]-killed in battle Saint-Flour en Auvergne 1226, bur Abbaye de Vaucelles, near Cambrai).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Philippus dictus de labra comes Namucensis" as first of the four son of "comitis Petris"[173].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was of age when he succeeded in 1216 as Seigneur de Courtenay et de Montargis, at the time his father was elected emperor of Constantinople.  He remained in France while the other members of his family travelled eastwards.  His parents installed him as regent of Namur in 1217[174].  He succeeded as PHILIPPE II Marquis de Namur in 1219 on the death of his mother.  When his father died, he refused to leave France for Constantinople to claim the imperial throne[175].  He was killed at the siege of Saint-Flour.  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1226 of "Philippus comes Namurcensis" during an expedition against the Albigeois[176]

d)         HENRI de Courtenay ([1206]-1229).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus comes Namucensis" as third of the four son of "comitis Petris"[177].  He succeeded his older brother in 1226 as HENRI I Marquis de Namur.  He succeeded his older brother Emperor Robert in 1228 as Seigneur de Courtenay et de Montargis, but renounced the imperial throne[178]

e)         BAUDOUIN de Courtenay (Constantinople [late 1217/early 1218]-Naples 1273 after 15 Oct, bur Barletta).  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the wife of Pierre de Courtenay gave birth to a son soon after arriving in Constantinople[179].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "iuvenis Balduinus qui modo est imperator" as youngest of the four son of "comitis Petris"[180].  He succeeded his brother in 1228 as BAUDOUIN II Emperor of Constantinople.  While in France, he took possession of Courtenay and his other lands in France and obliged his sister Marguerite to transfer Namur to him in 1237, succeeding as BAUDOUIN II Marquis de Namur[181].  He sold his rights to Namur 20 Mar 1263 to Guy de Dampierre, later Count of Flanders[182]

-        CONSTANTINOPLE LATIN EMPIRE

4.         PHILIPPE de Hainaut (Valenciennes Mar 1174-15 Oct 1212, bur Namur, cathédrale de Saint-Aubin).  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records the death of "Philippus comes Namurcensis…frater Elizabeth regine Francorum et Balduini Flandrensis et Haionensis comitis" and his burial in "ecclesie sancti Albani in Namuco"[183].  He succeeded as PHILIPPE I "le Noble" Comte de Namur in 1195, under the will of his father.  Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany transformed Namur into a Marquisate in 1196.  Marquis Philippe was captured by the French in 1199, his brother Count Baudouin being obliged to agree the Treaty of Péronne to secure his release[184].  He was a member of the council of regency in Flanders during the absence of his brother Count Baudouin IX on Crusade, and during the minority of his niece Ctss Jeanne until Jan 1212.  He swore allegiance to Philippe II King of France in 1206, his marriage to the king's daughter being arranged at the same time[185].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Id Oct" of "Philippus comes Namurcensis" who donated "ecclesiam de Flavion"[186]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de NAMUR 1263-1421 (DAMPIERRE)

 

 

GUY de Dampierre, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders ([1225/26]-Compiègne 7 Mar 1305, bur Abbaye de Flines, near Douai).  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the wife of Pierre de Courtenay gave birth to a son soon after arriving in Constantinople[187].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "iuvenis Balduinus qui modo est imperator" as youngest of the four son of "comitis Petris"[188].  He succeeded his brother in 1251 as GUY joint Count of Flanders.  He bought the rights to Namur 20 Mar 1263 from Baudouin II titular Emperor of Constantinople[189].  He succeeded as sole Count of Flanders on the abdication of his mother 29 Dec 1278.   

1.         other children: see FLANDERS

2.         JEAN de Flandre (1267-10 Feb 1330, Bruges, église des Cordeliers).  His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis"[190].  His father appointed him as Governor of the County of Namur at Gent 5 Nov 1297, then ceded his rights to the county 2 Oct 1298, whereby he became JEAN I Comte de Namur

-        see below

 

 

The following reconstruction is based on the table shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[191].  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the family have not been identified unless otherwise specified below. 

 

JEAN de Flandre, son of GUY Count of Flanders & his second wife Isabelle de Luxembourg Ctss de Namur ([1267/75?]-10 Feb 1330, Bruges, église des Cordeliers).  The Chronique Normande names "Jehan, Guy et Henry" as the three sons of "conte en Flandres…Guy de Dampierre" by his second wife "fille au conte de Luxembourg"[192].  His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis"[193].  His father appointed him as governor of the county of Namur at Gent 5 Nov 1297, then ceded his rights to the county 2 Oct 1298, whereby he became JEAN I Comte de Namur.  His Flanders militia won the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302, but was beaten at Mons-en-Pévèle in 1304.  Regent of Flanders 1302-1305.  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IV Id Feb" in 1330 of "Johannis de Flandria comitis Namurcensis"[194]

Betrothed (Sep 1290) to BLANCHE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France & his second wife Marie de Brabant ([1278/85]-Vienna 14 Mar 1306, bur Vienna, Minoritenkirche). 

m firstly (1307) MARGUERITE de Clermont, daughter of ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont et Seigneur de Bourbon & his wife Béatrix dame de Bourbon (1289-Paris Jan 1309, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis" and "filiam Roberti comitis Clarimontis"[195].  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the burial "circa Purificationem beatæ Virginis...Parisius" in 1308 of "filia Roberti comitis Clari-Montis uxor Johannis de Namursio"[196]

m secondly (contract Paris 6 Mar 1310, confirmed Poissy Jan 1313) MARIE d'Artois, daughter of PHILIPPE d’Artois [Capet] Seigneur de Conches & his wife Blanche de Bretagne (1291-Wijnendael 22 Jan 1365, bur Namur, église des Cordeliers).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records that "Johannis de Namursio" married "filiam dominæ Blanchæ de Britannia" after the death of his first wife[197].  Her husband granted her as dowry the castle of Wijnendael in Flanders, ratified by the Count of Flanders in 1313.  She acquired the château de Poilvache from Jean de Luxembourg King of Bohemia 20 Feb 1342, and transferred it to her son Guillaume Comte de Namur 11 Sep 1353.  "Marie d´Artoys contesse de Namur" acknowledged repayment of a loan from the mayor of Namur by charter dated 8 Sep 1343[198].  "Guillelmes contes de Namur" acknowledged receiving repayment of a debt due to "nostre…mère madame Marie d´Artois contesse de Namur et dame dele Escluze en Flandre" by the commune of Namur by charter dated 30 Dec 1356[199]

Comte Jean & his second wife had eleven children:

1.         JEAN de Namur ([1310/12]-2 Apr 1335, bur Kloster Spaltheim).  He succeeded his father in 1330 as JEAN II Comte de Namur.  

2.         GUY de Namur ([1311/13]-12 Mar 1336).  He succeeded his brother in 1335 as GUY II Comte de Namur

3.         HENRI de Namur ([1312/13]-8 Oct 1333).  Canon at Chartres Cathedral.  Canon at Cambrai Cathedral 1324.  Canon at Chalon-sur-Marne and Reims 1325. 

4.         BLANCHE de Namur (-Copenhagen Autumn 1363).  A charter dated 24 Aug 1335 records that Edward III King of England ordered ships to take “Blanchia de Namour soror...comitis de Namour” to Norway for her marriage to “regem Norwegiæ[200].  She was accused by the noblewoman Birgitta Birgersdatter (St Birgitta) of having poisoned the latter's son, her innocence of the crime only being proved at the end of the 18th century[201].  She lived at Tønsberghus castle in Norway from 1358, because of the political situation in Sweden, and administered the fiefs of Vestfold and Skienssysla[202]m (Bohus Castle 5 Nov 1335) MAGNUS II King of Sweden and Norway, son of ERIK Magnusson of Sweden Duke in Södermanland & his wife Ingeborg of Norway (1316-drowned near Bergen 1 Dec 1374, bur Varnhem Abbey).  He was deposed in 1344 as King of Norway, and in 1363 as King of Sweden.   

5.         PHILIPPE de Namur ([1319]-murdered Famagusta [Sep] 1337).  He succeeded his brother in 1336 as PHILIPPE III Comte de Namur.  "Philippus comes Namucensis" donated property to St Alban, in accordance with the testament of "frater noster dominus Guido quondam comes Namucensis", by charter dated 23 Jun 1336[203].  Jean de Hocsem’s Chronique records that “Philippus comes Namurcensis...cum...comes Vienne” died “in partibus ultramarinis[204].  Other sources also record Philippe’s expedition east.  For example, the Chronique liégeoise de 1402 records that “Philippus comes Namurcensis cum quinquaginta vel circiter noblibus” left on pilgrimage for Jerusalem in 1337 and “ipse Philippus cum XXXVI et amplius ex eius” died[205].  Galliot records that news of the death of Philippe Comte de Namur arrived at Namur 18 Oct 1337[206]: it is reasonable to suppose therefore that he died some time in September. 

6.         MARIE de Namur (1322-before 29 Oct 1357).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by Jean de Hocsem’s Chronique which records “Philippus comes Namurcensis...sorore, cujus maritus comes Vienne” when reporting their supposed deaths “in partibus ultramarinis[207].  “Thibaut de Bar sire de Pierrepont” acknowledged receipt of dowry from “la comtesse de Namur sa belle-mère” due “à cause de son mariage avec Marie de Namur comtesse de Vianden” by charter dated 7 Feb 1340[208].  Her second marriage is also indicated by a charter dated 26 Sep 1402 which records a claim by “Yolant de Bar et Ysabel de Bar” against “Monsieur Iean de Vergy chevalier et sa femme, Messire Ferry de Chardoines, I. de Saint-Dizier sa femme, Ieanne et Ysabel de la Haute Ribaupierre”, the former stating that “Messire Erart de Bar...[et] Ysabel de Loreinne” had “Thibaut et Marie de Bar”, that Thibaut married “Ieanne [error for Marie?] de Namur” and had “Yoland et Ysabel de Bar” while Marie married “Messire Iean de Saint Disier le iuene” and had “Messire Edouart de Saint Disier[209]m firstly ([1335/36]) HEINRICH [II] Graf von Vianden, son of PHILIPP [II] Graf von Vianden & his wife Adelheid von Arnsberg (-[murdered Famagusta [Sep] 1337] or [Oct 1339/1340]).  m secondly (before 7 Feb 1340, dispensation 9 Sep 1342) THIBAUT de Bar Seigneur de Pierrepont, son of ERARD de Bar Seigneur de Pierrepont et d'Ancerville & his wife Isabelle de Lorraine (-[2 Jul 1353/6 Jul 1354]). 

7.         MARGUERITE de Namur ([1323]-13 Sep 1383).  Nun at Peteghem.  

8.         GUILLAUME de Namur (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  He succeeded his brother in 1337 as GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Comte de Namur

-        see below

9.         ROBERT de Namur ([1325]-[1/29] Apr 1391).  Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Meuse et de Renaix.  "Guillaumes contes de Namur, Robers ses…frères sires de Bealfort" acknowledged a debt by charter dated 15 Dec 1356[210].  Marshal of Brabant.  m firstly (dispensation 18 Oct 1354) ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM III Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois ([1323]-3 Jun 1361).  Froissart records that "le conte de Hainau…[sa fille] maisnée Yzabel" married "messire Robert de Namur et fu dame de Renais en Flandres et de Bieaufort sur Meuse" long after the death of her father[211]m secondly (4 Feb 1380) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Melun Dame de Viane, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Seigneur d'Antoing & his wife --- (-1409).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Biertrains delle Boverie” married “madame de Renay en Flandres et de Beafor sor Meouze...filhe dunt noble bannerez de Haynau saingnor Dantongne deleis Tournay et avoi esteit femme alle noble monsaingnor Robier de Namur freire de conte Wilhelme de Namur et saingnor del Escluze” and after his death “mess. Houwart fil Gosewien de Flemale” whom she left to marry “Lowet fils Lowet Poilhon messagier des 12 des linages de ce pays, quy est on povre garchon[212].  If the her second husband’s death is correctly shown below, these details of her supposed third and fourth marriages must be inaccurate.  She married secondly ([1394]) Bertrand de la Boverie (-5 Apr 1425), who became avoué of Liège 1413/25.  Robert had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         ROBERT .  1363/94.  Provost of St Lambert at Liège 1381.  Canon at Cambrai Cathedral 1387.  

b)         PHILIPPE .  1403.  Canon of St Pierre at Lille and of Ste Marie at Courtrai. 

10.      LOUIS de Namur ([1325]-[1378/86]).  Seigneur de Peteghem et de Bailleul.  Flemish counsellor.  Governor of Namur 1351.  m (17 May 1365) ISABELLE de Roucy Dame de Roucy, daughter and heiress of ROBERT [II] Comte de Roucy & his wife Marie d'Enghien (-after 1396). 

11.      ELISABETH de Namur (1329-Heidelberg 29 Mar 1382, bur Heidelberg Franciscan Kloster).  The necrology of Neustadt records the death 29 Mar 1382 of "Elizabeth comitissa de Namen, nata de domo Franciæ, uxor Ruperti senioris, electoris imperii, comitis palatini Reni, fundatoris huius ecclesiæ"[213]m ([Autumn 1350/Summer 1358]) as his first wife, RUPPRECHT I "der Rote" Pfalzfgraf bei Rhein, son of RUDOLF I joint Duke of Upper Bavaria and joint Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his wife Mechtild von Nassau (Wolfratshausen 9 Jun 1309-Neustadt 16 Feb 1390, bur Neustadt St Aegidius). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Namur, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur & his second wife Marie d'Artois (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  He succeeded his brother in 1337 as GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Comte de Namur.  His mother granted him the château de Poilvache 11 Sep 1353.  "Guillaumes contes de Namur, Robers ses…frères sires de Bealfort" acknowledged a debt by charter dated 15 Dec 1356[214].  "Guillelmes contes de Namur" acknowledged receiving repayment of a debt due to "nostre…mère madame Marie d´Artois contesse de Namur et dame dele Escluze en Flandre" by the commune of Namur by charter dated 30 Dec 1356[215]

m firstly (before 13 Feb 1348) as her second husband, JEANNE de Beaumont, widow of LOUIS de Châtillon Comte de Blois, daughter of JEAN d'Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont [Hainaut] & his wife Marguerite de Nesle Ctss de Soissons (1323-[16/31] Dec 1350).  She succeeded her mother in 1350 as Ctss de Soissons and Dame de Chimay. 

m secondly (Mar 1352) as her third husband, CATHERINE de Savoie, widow firstly of AZZONE Visconti Lord of Milan and secondly of RAOUL [II] de Brienne Comte d'Eu et de Guines, daughter of LOUIS [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his wife Isabelle de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-18 Jun 1388, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).  This marriage is confirmed by an agreement between "Beatrisina di Savoia Vedova di Gaufredo Signore di Clermont" and "Guglielmo Signore di Namur e Cattarina di Savoia sua Consorte figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated 10 Mar 1356 which concerns the former's renunciation of property connected with her dowry[216].  The date of her third marriage is indicated by a charter dated 10 Mar 1352 under which "Guillermus comes Namurcensis dominus Vuaudi" issued an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between the chapter of Lausanne and "dominum Iohannem condominium Albone militem"[217] 

Comte Guillaume I & his first wife had one child:

1.         daughter (-young). 

Comte Guillaume I & his second wife had four children:

2.         MARIE de Namur (-11 Aug 1412)m firstly ([22 Aug 1370]) GUY [II] de Châtillon Comte de Soissons, son of LOUIS [I] de Châtillon Comte de Blois & his wife Jeanne de Beaumont [Hainaut] (-22 Dec 1397).  Comte de Blois 1381.  m secondly CLIGNET de Breban (-1428). 

3.         GUILLAUME de Namur (22 Jan 1355-10 Jan 1418).  "Guillaumes aisnés filz le conte de Namur" acknowledged a debt due to "nostre…père" by charter dated 13 Apr 1384[218].  Seigneur de Béthune et de Montaigle: “Guilleaumes de Namur sires de Bethunes et de Montaigle” sold the “toute la ville, castial et terre de Walecourt” to “(messire Anceaulx) de Trasignies sires de Heppingnies chevaliers” by charter dated 28 Jul 1387[219].  "Guilleames aisneit fils du conte de Namur sires de Béthune et Johans ses frères sires de Winendalles" issued an arbitral sentence by charter dated 21 Feb 1389[220].  He succeeded his father in 1391 as GUILLAUME II Comte de Namur.  Seigneur de Bethune.  The church of Namur Saint-Pierre acknowledged receipt of a bequest of jewels and relics made by "nostre…seigneur…Guillaumez de Flandres…ou tamps de sa vie conte de Namur, seigneur de Béthune, de Bailloel et de Petenghien en Flandres" from "madame Johanne de Harrecourt contesse et dame desdis lieux sa femme" by charter dated 6 Feb 1418[221]m firstly (Namur 2 Aug 1384) MARIE de Bar, daughter of ROBERT I Duke of Bar & his wife Marie de France (Pont-à-Mousson Mar 1374-).  m secondly (1393) JEANNE d´Harcourt Dame de Montaigle, daughter of JEAN [VI] Comte d'Harcourt et d'Aumâle & his wife Catherine de Bourbon (Harcourt 4 Oct 1373-16 Apr 1443).  The church of Namur Saint-Pierre acknowledged receipt of a bequest of jewels and relics made by "nostre…seigneur…Guillaumez de Flandres…ou tamps de sa vie conte de Namur, seigneur de Béthune, de Bailloel et de Petenghien en Flandres" from "madame Johanne de Harrecourt contesse et dame desdis lieux sa femme" by charter dated 6 Feb 1418[222].  Dame de Béthune 1418. 

4.         son (-young). 

5.         JEAN de Namur (-1 Mar 1429).  "Guilleames aisneit fils du conte de Namur sires de Béthune et Johans ses frères sires de Winendalles" issued an arbitral sentence by charter dated 21 Feb 1389[223].  Seigneur de Wynendaele, de Renaix, de Walcourt, de Beaufort-sur-Marne et de Peteghem.  He succeeded his brother in 1418 as JEAN III Comte de Namur.  He sold Namur to Philippe "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy 23 Apr 1421, subject to a life interest.  m (contract 8 May 1388) JOHANNA van Abcoude, daughter of SWEDER [III] Heer van Abcoude & his wife Anna von Leiningen (-before 1418).  Comte Jean III had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:  

a)         CATHERINEm JEAN dit Bureal de Juppleu Seigneur de Gesves. 

b)         PHILIPPE [I] de Namur (-[31 Dec 1449/6 Feb 1450]).  Seigneur de Dhuy et de Bayart 1420.  m (22 Jan 1422) MARIE de Dongelberg, daughter of JEAN de Dongelberg Seigneur de Longchamp.  Philippe & his wife had children: 

-        de NAMUR, SEIGNEURS DE DHUY, VICOMTES d'ELZEES, VICOMTES de NAMUR[224].    

c)          JEAN de Namur (-before 28 Dec 1505).  1437/1502.  Seigneur de Trivières.  m firstly (23 Oct 1449) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Barbançon dite de Donstienne, widow of LEON de Sart, daughter of GUY de Barbançon & his wife Marie de Roisin.  m secondly (before 25 Feb 1497) JEANNE d'Emeries, daughter of JEAN d'Emeries & his wife ---.  1502.  Jean & his first wife had children: 

-        de NAMUR, SEIGNEURS DE TRIVIERES[225].    

Comte Guillaume I had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

6.          JEAN de Namur .  1362/79.  Canon of St Donat at Bruges 1362.  Canon at Walcourt 1363/79.  Canon of St Lambert at Liège 1378.  

7.          GUILLAUME de Flandre .  Canon of Notre Dame at Huy.  m (dispensation 22 Feb 1391) JEANNE de Hazecourt, daughter of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    NOBILITY in the COUNTY of NAMUR

 

 

A.      FAMILY of WICBERT ABBOT of GEMBLOUX

 

 

1.         [RODING .  The Vita Wicberti names "avum Rodingum et aviam Gislam" as grandparents of Wicbert[226].  Jongbloed suggests that Roding and Gisela were the parents of Osburga, wife of Lietold, not of Lietold[227]m GISELA, sister of OILBALD, daughter of ---.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[228].  Roding & his wife had two children:] 

a)         LIETOLD .  The Vita Wicberti names "patrem…Lietoldum et matrem Osburgam" as parents of Wicbert[229]m as her first husband, OSBURGA, daughter of ---.  The Vita Wicberti records that Wicbert's mother, after the death of his father, married four times and had many children, among whom "Hellinum…Oilbaldum, Raginardum, Dodam", whose descendants prospered and belonged to the nobility in Lotharingia[230].  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records that "Raginardus…frater domni Wicperti" donated property in Gandrinul to "sancto Petro"[231].  Lietold & his wife had two children: 

i)          WICBERT (-Gorze 962, bur Gembloux).  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife, specifying that Wicbert was born "in pago Darnuensi"[232].  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[233].  The Historia Elevationis Sancti Wicberti records that Wicbert died in 962 "apud Gorziam" and was buried "in Gemmelaus" after 40 years of service[234]

ii)         REINUIDIS .  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife[235].  The Vita Wicberti names "Heribrandus de vico Mainwolt" as the husband of Reinuidis, recording that he was "inter nobiles Bratuspantium genere"[236]m HERIBRAND, son of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium name "Heribrandum Bratuspantem"[237]

 

 

1.         ANSFRID .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Ansfridus consanguineus senioris nostri Wichperti"[238].  The precise relationship is not known.  His name suggests a close connection with the family of the Comtes de Huy (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY): maybe he was the same person as one of the individuals named there. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BEAUFORT

 

 

The medieval castle of Beaufort-sur-Meuse was located adjacent to the confluence of the rivers Solières and Meuse, a few kilometres west of Huy in the present-day Belgian province of Liège.  The castle was built in [1184/94] on the site of an old church[239].  Another family, maybe related, acquired the castle of Spontin in the county of Namur and were ancestors of the extant family of the dukes of Beaufort-Spontin (see SEIGNEURS de SPONTIN in the present document).  These families were studied by Goethals in the mid-19th century who indicates common lines of descent[240].  However, Goethals not only fails to cite sufficient primary sources to corroborate his early generations, but in many places his reconstructions are wildly inaccurate and bear no relationship to the primary sources quoted below.  Goethals cites a “Généalogie de Beaufort justifiée par-devant la chambre héraldique de Brabant” in 1737 (citing “Lefort, manuscrit aux archives de Liège”): maybe this document included spurious connections on which he relied blindly.  Extracts from some of the original sources quoted by Goethals have been incorporated below, but the commentary in his work should be treated with considerable caution. 

 

 

Three brothers, parents not identified.  The sources quoted below indicate that they were ministeriales of Huy.  They were presumably unconnected with the family of the avoués de Huy which is shown below (see AVOUES de HUY).  The common use of the name Lambert in the two families is interesting, although the connection could have been through the female line.

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] de Huy (-after 1125, maybe after 1131).  “...Lambertus de Hoyo et Arnulphus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1124 under which “Walterus de Trudeneris” donated property “in minori Avernas in comitatu de Steps” to Liège Saint-Laurent[241].  He is named in the 1125 charter of his son Lambert, quoted below.  [“...Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[242].  It is not known whether this charter relates to Lambert [I] or Lambert [II].]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Lambert’s wife has not been identified.  Lambert [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LAMBERT [II] de Huy (-after 1158).  “...Lambertus filius Lamberti advocati” witnessed the charter dated 1125 under which Albéron Bishop of Liège notified the rights of Lambert avoué de Diepenbeek at Goyer[243].  [“...Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[244].  It is not known whether this charter relates to Lambert [I] or Lambert [II].]  “...Lambertus et Arnulfus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property at Frasnes lez-Gosselies to Afflighem abbey[245].  "...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio" witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed rights over Op-Heylissem to Flône[246].  “...Ministeriales: Lambertus de Hoy, Arnulfus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1156 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the possessions of Vlierbeek abbey near Louvain[247].  "...Gualterus advocatus de Barz et Lambertus frater eius...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio..." witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Godefroi de Clermont Comte de Duras granted rights in the forests of Clermont to Flône[248].  “Walterus advocatus, Lambertus Hoyensis et Arnulfus frater eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1158 under which Henri Bishop of Liège notified that “Godefridum de Herant...” had donated a mill at Hérédiat to Huy Notre-Dame[249]

b)         ARNOUL (-after 1158).  “...Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[250].  “...Lambertus et Arnulfus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1146 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property at Frasnes lez-Gosselies to Afflighem abbey[251].  "...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio" witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed rights over Op-Heylissem to Flône[252].  “...Ministeriales: Lambertus de Hoy, Arnulfus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1156 under which Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the possessions of Vlierbeek abbey near Louvain[253].  "...Gualterus advocatus de Barz et Lambertus frater eius...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio..." witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Godefroi de Clermont Comte de Duras granted rights in the forests of Clermont to Flône[254].  “Walterus advocatus, Lambertus Hoyensis et Arnulfus frater eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1158 under which Henri Bishop of Liège notified that “Godefridum de Herant...” had donated a mill at Hérédiat to Huy Notre-Dame[255]

2.         ARNOUL (-after 1127, maybe after 1131).  “...Lambertus de Hoyo et Arnulphus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1124 under which “Walterus de Trudeneris” donated property “in minori Avernas in comitatu de Steps” to Liège Saint-Laurent[256].  “Nos fratres Lambertus et Arnulfus” donated “in predio nostro de Bens” to Solières, with the consent of “Heinrico fratre nostro, cujus erat prebenda trium campanarum”, by charter dated 1127[257].  [“...Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[258].  It is not known whether this charter relates to Lambert [I] or Lambert [II].] 

3.         HENRI (-after 1127).  Archdeacon of Liège Saint-Lambert.  “Nos fratres Lambertus et Arnulfus” donated “in predio nostro de Bens” to Solières, with the consent of “Heinrico fratre nostro, cujus erat prebenda trium campanarum”, by charter dated 1127[259]

 

 

Radulphe” confirmed the foundation of Solières by “Lambert et Arnulphe son frere” by charter dated 1183, which also records the donation by “madame Basille et son fils Lambert...[de] l’autre moitié de la Sart[260]

 

[Eight] siblings, parents not identified.  No primary source has been identified which confirms their family relationship, if any, with the avoués de Huy or with the ministeriales of Huy, both shown above. 

1.         ARNAUD [I] de Beaufort (-[5 May 1249], bur Solières)Seigneur de Beaufort.  “W. R. et G. chevaliers de Beaufort” donated “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe” to Val-Notre-Dame for six years, with the consent of “Arnold nostre frère aisné”, by charter dated 29 Oct 1231[261].  “Arnoldus vir nobilis dominus de Biafort” renounced “abbatia...de Solieres...advocatia” by charter dated 13 Aug 1233[262].  “...chevaliers: Arnould de Beaufort...” subscribed the charter dated 6 Jan 1234 under which Jean Bishop of Liège confirmed that Henri Marquis de Namur swore homage for “[le] château de Samson” by charter dated 6 Jan 1234[263].  "Arnaldus dominus de Biafort iuxta Hoium" hypothecated "decimas...de Bens, de Beafort, de Giures, de Viler, de Louignes, de Ahiers, et de Lauacherecce" to Liège Saint-Lambert, providing for when “filius meus primogenitus” might reach the age of majority, by charter dated 25 Jun 1235, witnessed by “Fastradus de Berlo...Otto de Wafresees, Eustacius dictus li Persans de Honeffe, Radulphus de Cella, Rigaldus, Egidius fratres mei milites[264].  “...Arnoldus de Beaufort et fratres eius Rigaldus et Walterus” witnessed a charter dated 1236[265].  Borman & Poncelet record his death 5 May 1249[266].  His latest date of death and place of burial are confirmed by the following document: “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[267]m firstly --- de Walhain, daughter of ARNOUL [III] Seigneur de Walhain & his first wife --- de Warfusée.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 15 Aug 1245 in which [her son] “Henri chevalier et sire d’Opprebais” named the testamentary executors of “[feu] son grand-père Arnoud [de Walhain][268].  As dowry, she was presumably granted Opprebais which was recorded as held by her father and was held by her son (see below).  m secondly as her second husband, CECILE ---, widow of GUY [III] Seigneur de Séry et Lalobbe[269], daughter of --- (-after 1247).  Arnaud [I] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         HENRI de Beaufort (-[24 Jun 1273/Jul 1274]).  Seigneur d’Opprebais.  “Henri chevalier et sire d’Opprebais” named the testamentary executors of “[feu] son grand-père Arnoud [de Walhain]” by charter dated 15 Aug 1245[270]Seigneur de Beaufort: “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[271].  “Henricus de Beaufort miles” sold property which “tenebat hactenus de Jehanne domino de Heverle in villa apud Beerthem” to Afflighem, promising to obtain the consent of “fratre suo, nunc in captivitate existente”, by charter dated “feria sexta post purificationem beatæ Mariæ Virginis” [8 Feb] 1263[272].  “Henricus miles dominus de Beaufort” confirmed the sale of property “apud Beerthem” to Afflighem by charter dated “feria sexta post octavam purificacionis beatæ virginis” 1263[273].  “Henris chevaliers sires d’Opprebais et de Bialfort” settled disputes with Villers abbey by charter dated 22 Jan 1267[274].  “Henri seigneur d’Opprebais et de Beaufort” acted in charters dated Jan 1268[275].  “Henris sires de Biaufort” offered “alluet es villes de Bens...” as fiefs to Guy Count of Flanders and Namur by charter dated 24 Jun 1273, sealed by “Henrici de Belloforti domini de Opprebaix[276]m BEATRIX de Haneffe, daughter of EUSTACHE [I] Seigneur de Haneffe & his wife --- de Jauche.  The wife of Henri Seigneur de Beaumont is named in two different sources, one specifying her parentage, the other her name.  For presentational purposes, it is assumed that both documents refer to the same person, although the possibility of two different marriages cannot be excluded.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Istasses ly viez Persans de Haneffe” and his wife had five daughters, of whom “...ly tirce al saingnor de Bealfor sor Mouze...qui ont des hoirs; desqueis issirent ly saingnors de Beafort, qui vendirent leur terre al conte de Namur[277].  “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[278].  Henri & his wife had two children: 

i)          SOPHIE de Beaufort (-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[279].  Heiress of Beaufort.  “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[280].  Borman & Poncelet indicate that Sophie was “fille soit d’Arnold, soit de Wauthier[281], which is incompatible with the Aug 1281 charter.  Goethals says that her marriage was arranged by Jean d’Enghien Bishop of Liège[282], which if correct dates the event to after 1274 when he was elected bishop.  m ([Jul 1274/Sep 1280]) SIGER van Gavre, son of RASO [X] van Gavre Heer van Liederkerke & his wife Marguerite d’Enghien ([1240/50?]-after 24 Nov 1299). 

ii)         CLEMENCE de Beaufort .  “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[283]

b)         ARNAUD [II] de Beaufort (-[24 Dec 1301/29 Sep 1305], bur Signy).  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[284]Seigneur de Beaufort: “Arnulphus miles dominus de Bello-Forti” founded the leprosery “locum de Huscial” by charter dated Oct 1258[285].  “Theodericus investitus ecclesiarum de Bens et de Beaufort ac Arnaldus miles dominus de Beafort” authorised a priest for the leprosery “apud Hossialh” by charter dated 1259[286].  The explanation for Arnaud [II] being “seigneur de Beaufort” at the same time as his brother Henri has not been found.  Goethals assumes that Arnaud [I] was the donor named in Oct 1258/1259[287], which is disproved by the 21 Sep 1250 charter quoted above which confirms that Arnaud [I] was already deceased at that time.  Henri and Arnaud [II] presumably inherited their father’s seigneurie jointly: could they have been twins?  Another question is whether Arnaud [II] was the unnamed brother of Henri in the [8 Feb] 1263 charter quoted above, a possibility which seems reasonable if the two brothers were joint seigneurs.  Seigneur de Séry et de Lalobbe: “Arnous de Biaufort chevaliers sires de Seris et de la Lobe” and “Alis sa femme dame des mêmes lieux” acted in a charter dated Apr 1284[288]The “Etat de la sergenterie de Porcien vers 1300” names “Seris dominus...La Lobe dominus...Rogierville deseur la Lobe dominus: dominus Arnulphus de Biaufort...” and “Biaumont dominus: Arnulphus de Biaufort[289]The same couple were named in a charter dated 24 Dec 1301[290].  His place of burial is indicated in his wife’s testament cited below.  m ALIX de Séry et de Lalobbe, daughter of GUY [III] Seigneur de Séry et de Lalobbe & his wife Cécile --- [stepmother of Arnaud [II], see above] (-after 29 Sep 1305, bur Signy).  The testament of “Alis”, dated 29 Sep 1305, names “feu son père mgr Guy de lalobbe et de Sery, feu son époux monsigneur Ernoud de Biaufort”, requests burial with her husband at “le nouveau moustier de Signy”, names “son fils aîné Arnoud chevalier...les enfants de celui-ci Colin et Jacquemin...sa nièce de La Paix Notre Dame et sa fille Marie de Solières...monseigneur de Walehain et ses frères[291].  Arnaud [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          ARNAUD [III] de Beaufort (-[6 Sep 1307/9 Dec 1317]).  The testament of his mother, dated 29 Sep 1305, names “son fils aîné Arnoud chevalier...les enfants de celui-ci Colin et Jacquemin...sa nièce de La Paix Notre Dame et sa fille Marie de Solières...monseigneur de Walehain et ses frères[292].  He was named in a charter dated 6 Sep 1307 and died before 9 Dec 1317, the date of his son’s charter cited below[293]m firstly MARIE, daughter of ---.  She is named as mother of Jacques, younger son of Arnaud [III], in the following document: “Jakemins de Bealfort sire de Lalobe” donated the “Bois...dit de Morogne” to Solières, inherited from “Arnut de Bialfort chevalier et dame Maroie sa femme jadis pere et mere a dit Jakemin”, by charter dated [15 Feb] 1348[294]m secondly as her first husband, AMISSE du Sart, daughter of ---.  She married secondly (before 11 Feb 1323) Gilles de Melin Seigneur du Châtelet-sur-Sormonne.  Arnaud [III] & his first wife had two children: 

(a)       NICOLAS de Beaufort (-after 11 Feb 1323).  The testament of his mother, dated 29 Sep 1305, names “son fils aîné Arnoud chevalier...les enfants de celui-ci Colin et Jacquemin...[295].  Nicolas/Colard was named with his wife Sibylle in charters dated 9 Dec 1317 and 11 Feb 1323[296]m (before 9 Dec 1317) SIBYLLE, daughter of --- (-after 11 Feb 1323).  Nicolas/Colard was named with his wife Sibylle in charters dated 9 Dec 1317 and 11 Feb 1323[297]

(b)       JACQUES de Beaufort (-after [15 Feb] 1348).  The testament of his mother, dated 29 Sep 1305, names “son fils aîné Arnoud chevalier...les enfants de celui-ci Colin et Jacquemin...[298].  “Jaquemar de Biafort sires de Lalobe escuiers” donated a wood to “nostre...cusin Pirelot de Horion” by charter dated 4 Jun 1331[299].  He was named in a charter dated [1340][300].  “Jakemins de Bealfort sire de Lalobe” donated the “Bois...dit de Morogne” to Solières, inherited from “Arnut de Bialfort chevalier et dame Maroie sa femme jadis pere et mere a dit Jakemin”, by charter dated [15 Feb] 1348[301]

-         SEIGNEURS de SERY-LALOBBE

ii)         MARIE de Beaufort .  The testament of his mother, dated 29 Sep 1305, names “...sa fille Marie de Solières...[302]

iii)        [ALIX de Lalobbe (-after 13 Feb 1323).  “Aalis de lo Boe [corrected to “de la Lobe” in the manuscript], femme jadis à noble homme mons. Villain jadis chevalier seigneur de Resson” confirmed holding property “en la ville de Pergny” by charter dated 13 Feb 1323[303].  The chronology suggests that Alix may have been another daughter of Arnaud [II] de Beaufort.  If that is correct, her absence from her supposed mother’s 29 Sep 1305 testament could be explained if she was already married at the time.  m VILAIN de Resson [Aulnay], son of --- (-before 13 Feb 1323).] 

c)         GAUTHIER de Beaufort (-after 1264).  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[304].  Tihon records “le premier avoué de Huy...Boson”, who exchanged property at Bovenistier with Liège Sainte-Croix by charter dated 1032[305]

d)         CLEMENCE de Beaufort (-after 21 Sep 1250).  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, before the last-named entered the abbey as a nun, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[306].  Nun at Solières. 

2.         GAUTHIER de Beaufort (-before 6 Feb 1242, bur Solières).  “W. R. et G. chevaliers de Beaufort” donated “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe” to Val-Notre-Dame for six years, with the consent of “Arnold nostre frère aisné”, by charter dated 29 Oct 1231[307].  “...Arnoldus de Beaufort et fratres eius Rigaldus et Walterus” witnessed a charter dated 1236[308].  Seigneur de Goesnes.  A charter dated 1242 records that “Walterus de Belloforti miles quondam domini de Guenes” had donated “decimam...apud Ramelou” to Solières[309].  He is named as brother of Sibylle in the [Feb] 1229 charter quoted below.  He was buried at Solières 6 Feb 1242[310]

3.         SIBYLLE de Beaufort ([1200?]-after 30 Jan 1270, bur Solières).  [There remains a certain amount of doubt regarding Sibylle’s place in the Beaufort family.  A charter records declarations of fiefholders of Liège Saint-Lambert, given “le dimanche jour devant le chandeleur” 1229 (O.S.?), convoked by “Dame Sibille Dame de Clermont” who had donated to Solières “les alus...de bois de Bialfort ki li heurent de par Men Seignor Watir se frère ense deveitz” and who had granted a fourth part to “Mes Sires Jakenes de Clermont” with a life interest to “Messire Simons freres a devant dit Jakemen de Clermont chanone de St-Lambier a Lige[311].  This document is basically the same as the 1269 document quoted below, with a different date.  The reference to the donor’s brother Gauthier “en se veveit” suggests that the date in the earlier document was mistranscribed and that the later date is correct.  If that is correct, “Mes Sires Jakenes de Clermont” was Jacques [II] de Clermont, Sibylle’s supposed son, although it is somewhat surprising that the family relationship is not specified in the document.  If the 1229 date was correct, Jacques would have been Jacques [I] de Clermont, Sibylle’s husband, in which case the reason for Sibylle granting a life interest to her husband’s brother (who would have had no blood relationship to the Beaufort family) is unclear.  Another possibility is that Sibylle was the second wife of Jacques [II] de Clermont (the solution adopted by Borman & Poncelet[312]), which would mean that she belonged to a later generation of the Beaufort family.  However, in that case there seems even less reason for Sibylle to have granted any property interest to her two stepsons neither of whom would have had any Beaufort connection. In conclusion therefore, the 1269 is preferred, indicating that Sybille’s husband was Jacques [I].  This conclusion appears corroborated by the 29 May 1264 charter quoted below which names Sibylle’s supposed brothers Jean and Rigaud as “oncles” of Jacques [II].]  [If that conclusion is correct, the following two documents refer to, but do not name, Sibylle who was acting for her minor son Jacques [II] after the death of her husband: "Ly abbe de Flone et sire Arnuz de Beafort" notified the choice of arbitrators to decide a dispute between Flône and "le damme de Clermont et Jakemin se filh" by charter dated 25 Nov 1234[313].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1235 records the arbitral decision in the dispute between Flône and "domina de Claromonte et Jacobus filius eius" concerning fishing rights in the Meuse[314].]  Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers of “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige et...”, whereby the murderers left on crusade, the said Jacques sharing the decision regarding their return, substituting for him successively “messires Johans de Bealfort ses oncles...messires Rygaulz de Bealfort li sires de Falaiz[315].  Her suggested birth date indicates that Sibylle was one of her parents’ older children.  A charter records declarations of fiefholders of Liège Saint-Lambert, given “le diurs devant le Chandeloir” 1269 (O.S.), relating to “el teroir de bois de Bialfort”, convoked by “dame Sibilhe dame de Clermont” who had donated to Solières “les alus...de bois de Bialfort ki li heurent de par Men Seignor Watir se frère en se veveit” and who had granted a fourth part to “mes sires Jakemes de Clermont” with a life interest to “mes sires Simons, frères à devant dit Jakemon de Clermont, chanones de sain Lambier à Lige[316].  Sacré records that Sibylle’s burial is recorded in an epitaph at Solières but does not quote the inscription[317]m JACQUES [I] de Walcourt Comte de Clermont, son of WERY [II] Seigneur de Walcourt & his wife Gerberge de Montaigu (-[Sep 1232/Nov 1234]).] 

4.         [RASO de Beaufort (-after [1257]).  Jean d’Outremeuse’s (often unreliable) Chronique names “trois freires tres-nobles: Johans, Rause et Richars chevaliers baneresse. Rause fut sires de Bealfors deleis Huy, et Johan fut sires de Gonnes et Richars fut sires de Falais...cusins germains à ches III freires Loys li sires d’Orchymont” in relation to a dispute with the bishopric of Liège, dated to [1257][318].  The existence of Raso has not been verified by any other primary source document.  Goethals names “Rase de Beaufort héritier présomptif de la seigneurie de Beaufort” as oldest son of Arnaud [I] Seigneur de Beaufort[319].  That family relationship is inconsistent with the 21 Sep 1250 charter, quoted above, which names the four heirs of Arnaud [I].  Any Beaufort/Orchimont family relationship has not been traced.] 

5.         RIGAUD [I] de Beaufort (-killed Falais 1276).  "Arnaldus dominus de Biafort iuxta Hoium" hypothecated "decimas...de Bens, de Beafort, de Giures, de Viler, de Louignes, de Ahiers, et de Lauacherecce" to Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 25 Jun 1235, witnessed by “Fastradus de Berlo...Otto de Wafresees, Eustacius dictus li Persans de Honeffe, Radulphus de Cella, Rigaldus, Egidius fratres mei milites[320].  Seigneur de Fallais. 

-        SEIGNEURS de FALLAIS

6.         GILLES de Beaufort (-after 21 Sep 1250).  “W. R. et G. chevaliers de Beaufort” donated “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe” to Val-Notre-Dame for six years, with the consent of “Arnold nostre frère aisné”, by charter dated 29 Oct 1231[321].  "Arnaldus dominus de Biafort iuxta Hoium" hypothecated "decimas...de Bens, de Beafort, de Giures, de Viler, de Louignes, de Ahiers, et de Lauacherecce" to Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 25 Jun 1235, witnessed by “Fastradus de Berlo...Otto de Wafresees, Eustacius dictus li Persans de Honeffe, Radulphus de Cella, Rigaldus, Egidius fratres mei milites[322].  “Egidius miles de Beafort...et frater eius Rigaldus miles” each donated half “decimæ de Fallais et de Viez Waleve” to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated [21/22] Jul 1243[323].  Châtelain de Durbuy: “Egidius miles de Belloforti castellanus de Drebui” donated “decimam meam...apud Falaiz et Veterem-Waleviam” to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of “uxoris mee Heluidis”, by charter dated Aug 1244[324].  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[325]m (before Aug 1244) HELUIDIS, daughter of ---.  “Egidius miles de Belloforti castellanus de Drebui” donated “decimam meam...apud Falaiz et Veterem-Waleviam” to Val-Notre-Dame, with the consent of “uxoris mee Heluidis”, by charter dated Aug 1244[326].  Gilles & his wife had one child: 

a)         GODEFROI de Beaufort (-after 4 Nov 1268).  Poswick reports his mention in a charter dated 4 Nov 1268[327]same person as...?  GODEFROI de Beaufort (-after 8 Jun 1262).  "Th. dominus de Rupeforti" notified that "Jacobus dominus de Claromonte" donated “decimam...in parochia de Hermalle” to Flône by charter dated 8 Jun 1262, witnessed by “Werici domini de Astenoir, Godefridi de Belloforti militum...Jacobi primogeniti filii domini Jacobi de Clermont...[328]

7.         JEAN de Beaufort (-after 29 May 1264).  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[329].  Jean d’Outremeuse’s Chronique names “trois freires tres-nobles: Johans, Rause et Richars chevaliers baneresse. Rause fut sires de Bealfors deleis Huy, et Johan fut sires de Gonnes et Richars fut sires de Falais...cusins germains à ches III freires Loys li sires d’Orchymont[330].  Seigneur de Goesnes.  Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers of “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige et...”, whereby the murderers left on crusade, the said Jacques sharing the decision regarding their return, substituting for him successively “messires Johans de Bealfort ses oncles...messires Rygaulz de Bealfort li sires de Falaiz[331]

8.         [SIMON de Beaufort .  Jean d’Outremeuse’s Chronique names “...Symon de Bealfort...” among the canons at Liège who opposed Hendrik van Gelre Bishop of Liège [appointed 1247][332].  The chronology suggests that Simon could have been another brother of the above-named.] 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT (WALCOURT)

 

 

JACQUES [I] de Walcourt, son of WERY [II] Seigneur de Walcourt & his wife Gerberge de Montaigu (-[Sep 1232/Nov 1234]).  “Werricus de Walecurt comes Montis acuti et Clarimontis” donated “pratum de Roseriis...et...sartum de Strivel” to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Tirricus et Jacobus filii mei...Tirricus de Hufalise filius sororis meæ...” by charter dated 1204[333].  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[334]Comte de Clermont, Seigneur de Harzé.  Seigneur d’Esneux.  Thierry d’Orjo records his date of death[335]

m SIBYLLE de Beaufort, daughter of --- ([1200?]-after 30 Jan 1270, bur Solières).  [There remains a certain amount of doubt regarding Sibylle’s place in the Beaufort family.  A charter records declarations of fiefholders of Liège Saint-Lambert, given “le dimanche jour devant le chandeleur” 1229 (O.S.?), convoked by “Dame Sibille Dame de Clermont” who had donated to Solières “les alus...de bois de Bialfort ki li heurent de par Men Seignor Watir se frère ense deveitz” and who had granted a fourth part to “Mes Sires Jakenes de Clermont” with a life interest to “Messire Simons freres a devant dit Jakemen de Clermont chanone de St-Lambier a Lige[336].  This document is basically the same as the 1269 document quoted below, with a different date.  The reference to the donor’s brother Gauthier “en se veveit” suggests that the date in the earlier document was mistranscribed and that the later date is correct.  If that is correct, “Mes Sires Jakenes de Clermont” was Jacques [II] de Clermont, Sibylle’s supposed son, although it is somewhat surprising that the family relationship is not specified in the document.  If the 1229 date was correct, Jacques would have been Jacques [I] de Clermont, Sibylle’s husband, in which case the reason for Sibylle granting a life interest to her husband’s brother (who would have had no blood relationship to the Beaufort family) is unclear.  Another possibility is that Sibylle was the second wife of Jacques [II] de Clermont (the solution adopted by Borman & Poncelet[337]), which would mean that she belonged to a later generation of the Beaufort family.  However, in that case there seems even less reason for Sibylle to have granted any property interest to her two stepsons neither of whom would have had any Beaufort connection. In conclusion therefore, the 1269 is preferred, indicating that Sybille’s husband was Jacques [I].  This conclusion appears corroborated by the 29 May 1264 charter quoted below which names Sibylle’s supposed brothers Jean and Rigaud as “oncles” of Jacques [II].]  [If that conclusion is correct, the following two documents refer to, but do not name, Sibylle who was acting for her minor son Jacques [II] after the death of her husband: "Ly abbe de Flone et sire Arnuz de Beafort" notified the choice of arbitrators to decide a dispute between Flône and "le damme de Clermont et Jakemin se filh" by charter dated 25 Nov 1234[338].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1235 records the arbitral decision in the dispute between Flône and "domina de Claromonte et Jacobus filius eius" concerning fishing rights in the Meuse[339].]  Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige...”, whereby the murderers left on crusade, the said Jacques sharing the decision regarding their return, substituting for him successively “messires Johans de Bealfort ses oncles...messires Rygaulz de Bealfort li sires de Falaiz[340].  A charter dated 30 Jan 1269 (O.S.) records declarations of fiefholders of Liège Saint-Lambert relating to “el teroir de bois de Bialfort”, convoked by “dame Sibilhe dame de Clermont” who held the land from “monsignor Watir se frère, en se veveit”, granted interests to [her sons] “mes sires Jakemes de Clermont...mes sires Simons frères à devant dit Jakemon de Clermont, chanones de sain Lambert à Lige” and Solières abbey[341].  Sacré records that Sibylle’s burial is recorded in an epitaph at Solières but does not quote the inscription[342]

Jacques [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         JACQUES [II] de Clermont ([1218/22?]-[20 Mar 1278/4 May 1285])Seigneur de Clermont.  "Ly abbe de Flone et sire Arnuz de Beafort" notified the choice of arbitrators to decide a dispute between Flône and "le damme de Clermont et Jakemin se filh" by charter dated 25 Nov 1234[343].  A charter dated 6 Jul 1235 records the arbitral decision in the dispute between Flône and "domina de Claromonte et Jacobus filius eius" concerning fishing rights in the Meuse[344].  The presence of Jacques’s mother in these two documents suggests that he was under age at the time.  “Jakemes cuens de Clermont” donated property to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated Jan 1244 (O.S.)[345].  “Wéry dit de Clermont chevalier seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)” donated property to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Jacques de Clermont frère du susdit Wéry”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1260[346].  The abbot of Flòne granted "les fruis del dime de dela les bhois" to "Jakemon sanior de Clermont et a madame Idaim sa femme" for life by charter dated Jun 1261[347].  "Th. dominus de Rupeforti" notified that "Jacobus dominus de Claromonte" donated “decimam...in parochia de Hermalle” to Flône by charter dated 8 Jun 1262, witnessed by “Werici domini de Astenoir, Godefridi de Belloforti militum...Jacobi primogeniti filii domini Jacobi de Clermont...[348].  Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers (“mon saingnor Wilhaume de Bergynes, Bauduin son frere, Ywuin de Flepe, et Nychole Dudengyen”) of “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige et mon saingnor Arnul de Flepe ki uncles sui a ces enfans devant nommeix de par lor pere et a tot son linaige...”, whereby the murderers left on crusade, the said Jacques and Arnoul having the joint decision regarding their return, substituting for Jacques de Clermont successively “messires Johans de Bealfort ses oncles...messires Rygaulz de Bealfort li sires de Falaiz” and for Arnaud van Opvelp successively “mon saignor Arnul de Walehain...messires Wilhaumes de Walehain ses freres[349].  “Jacques seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” confirmed fishing rights in the Meuse to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Jakemon son fils seigneur de Jeneffe”, by charter dated 2 Aug 1268[350].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier et seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1271 (O.S.) which records the appointment of arbitrators to hear a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[351].  “Werris chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)...” declared property interests of Val-Saint-Lambert, including an acquisition “faite du temps que Jacques de Clermont frère dudit Werris tenait la seigneurie d’Astenoit”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1276[352].  “Jacques seigneur de Clermont chevalier” confirmed rights granted to Val-Saint-Lambert by “son frère Werris seigneur d’Esneux” by charter dated 19 Dec 1276[353].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1277 (O.S.) which records an arbitration of a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[354].  He died before 4 May 1285, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m IDA [van Opvelp, daughter of GOSUIN van Opvelp & his wife Marguerite [de Walhain]] ([1220?]-after Jun 1261).  The abbot of Flòne granted "les fruis del dime de dela les bhois" to "Jakemon sanior de Clermont et a madame Idaim sa femme" for life by charter dated Jun 1261[355].  Borman & Poncelet name her “Ide de Velpen” but do not name her parents[356].  This family origin is suggested by the following document, assuming that the family relationship between the victims and Jacques de Clermont was through the latter’s wife: Alix Duchess of Brabant notified the agreement between the assassins of “Godefroid et Jakemin de Flepe frères” and “Jakemen de Clermont oncle paternel des mêmes” that the former should leave on crusade, by charter dated 29 May 1264[357].  Jacques [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JACQUES [III] de Clermont (-[17 May 1295], bur Geneffe).  "Th. dominus de Rupeforti" notified that "Jacobus dominus de Claromonte" donated “decimam...in parochia de Hermalle” to Flône by charter dated 8 Jun 1262, witnessed by “Werici domini de Astenoir, Godefridi de Belloforti militum...Jacobi primogeniti filii domini Jacobi de Clermont...[358].  Seigneur de Geneffe, de iure uxoris.  “Jacques seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” confirmed fishing rights in the Meuse to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Jakemon son fils seigneur de Jeneffe”, by charter dated 2 Aug 1268[359].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier et seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1271 (O.S.) which records the appointment of arbitrators to hear a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[360].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1277 (O.S.) which records an arbitration of a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[361].  Seigneur de Clermont: “Jakemes seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared, in the presence of “ses hommes de fief...Louis son frère...”, the appearance of “Werris son oncle chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)” relating to a donation to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 4 May 1285, witnessed by “...Libert Butor fils de Jakemes seigneur de Clermont...[362].  An epitaph at Geneffe (which no longer exists) recorded the burial of “viscera Jacobi militis domini Clarimontis et de Jeneffe” who died 17 May 1295[363].  He died before 5 Oct 1298, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m (before 2 Aug 1268) MARIE de Geneffe, daughter of LIBERT “Butor” Seigneur de Geneffe & his wife --- (-[28 Jul 1311], bur Geneffe).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “monssaingnor Jakeme saingnor de Cleremont et d’Esteneur” married “messires Libier Butoir, ainsneis fis do...monssaingnor Badewins saingnor de Geneffe,...une filhe...soilement[364].  A charter dated 20 Jan 1310 names “Marie dame de Jeneffe et monseigneur Simon son fils...le chevalier Gérard oncle de Marie[365].  An epitaph at Geneffe (which no longer exists) recorded the burial of “Maroie dame de Clermont et de Jeneffe” who died 28 Jul 1311[366].  Jacques [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LIBERT de Clermont “Butor” (-after 1324).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont, messires Symon ses freires, qui morit sains hoir, et une filhe mariée à monssaingnor Franke delle Roches avoweit de Fleron” as children of “monssaingnor Jakeme saingnor de Cleremont et d’Esteneur” and his wife[367].  “Jakemes seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared, in the presence of “ses hommes de fief...Louis son frère...”, the appearance of “Werris son oncle chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)” relating to a donation to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 4 May 1285, witnessed by “...Libert Butor fils de Jakemes seigneur de Clermont...[368].  Seigneur de Clermont: “Libieres Butoires chevalier seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared the appearance of “Louis de Clermont seigneur de Harzé (Harsées) oncle de lui”, relating to evidence concerning “feu Jakemont seigneur de Clermont et de Jeneffe père du susdit Libieres...feu Werri seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)...Jeanne sa femme et...Werri son fils” relating to donations to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 5 Oct 1298[369].  Borman & Poncelet record that Libert was named in documents dated 1316 and 1324[370]m --- d’Awans, daughter of --- Seigneur d’Awans & his wife ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont” married “alle filhe do saingnor d’Awans, qui morit alle pongniche à Lonchiens[371].  Libert & his wife had four children: 

(a)       HUMBERT “Corbeau” de Clermont (-after 1330).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “unk fis et trois filhes...ly fis...Corbeaz, se fut sires de Cleremont, d’Awans et d’Esteneur” as the children of “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont” and his wife[372].  Seigneur de Clermont, d’Awans et d’Esneux.  Borman & Poncelet record his name and note his mention in 1330[373]m MARIE du Croissant, daughter of NICOLAS Bakenheme dit du Croissant & his wife ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Corbeaz, se fut sires de Cleremont, d’Awans et d’Esteneur” married “damoyselle Maroie filhe monssaingnor Colar Bakenheme chevaliers, qui fut sornomeis delle Crexhan”, by whom he had “une filhe...soilement...Angnès...à present abbeisse de Milen, deleis Saintron[374].  & his wife had one child: 

(1)       AGNES de Clermont (-after 1400).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Corbeaz, se fut sires de Cleremont, d’Awans et d’Esteneur” married “damoyselle Maroie filhe monssaingnor Colar Bakenheme chevaliers, qui fut sornomeis delle Crexhan”, by whom he had “une filhe...soilement...Angnès...à present abbeisse de Milen, deleis Saintron[375].  Abbess of Milen, named in 1396 and 1400[376]

(b)       CATHERINE de Clermont (-11 May 1364).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “unk fis et trois filhes...ly ainsnée...mariée à monssaingnor Johan avoweit de Liers...” (naming the couple’s children) as the children of “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont” and his wife[377].  Borman & Poncelet record her name and date of death[378]m JEAN avoué de Liers, son of ---. 

(c)       --- de Clermont .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “unk fis et trois filhes...ly seconde filhe...mariée à monssaingnor Ernus de Houssinbur chevalier...” as the children of “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont” and his wife[379]m ARNOUL de Hussinbourg, son of ---. 

(d)       JEANNE de Clermont .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “unk fis et trois filhes...ly tirche filhe...mariée à monssaingnor Johan, le viez voweit de Horrion, saingnor do Pas Saint Martien...” (naming the couple’s children) as the children of “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont” and his wife, adding in a later passage that this third daughter married secondly “Lowy de Sefawe” (naming their two daughters) and thirdly “Radout fil monssaingnor Thiry le Bron de Fiemale, qui estoit do linages de Hamales” (naming their daughter)[380].  Borman & Poncelet record her name[381]m firstly JEAN de Horion Seigneur de Pas-Saint-Martin, son of ---.  m secondly LOUIS de Sefawe, son of ---.  m thirdly RADOUX de Flémalle, son of THIERRY de Flémalle & his son ---. 

ii)         SIMON de Clermont ([1270/80?]-[6 Nov 1311/16 Feb 1314]).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont, messires Symon ses freires, qui morit sains hoir, et une filhe mariée à monssaingnor Franke delle Roches avoweit de Fleron” as children of “monssaingnor Jakeme saingnor de Cleremont et d’Esteneur” and his wife[382].  Carré says that Simon de Clermont was named “avoué de Huy” in 1304 (no citation reference)[383].  A charter dated 20 Jan 1310 names “Marie dame de Jeneffe et monseigneur Simon son fils...le chevalier Gérard oncle de Marie[384].  He succeeded his mother as Seigneur de Geneffe.  “Jean sire de Harduemont chevalier” swore allegiance to the comte de Namur for “sa maison de Hollogne”, in the presence of “Arnould de Harduemont frère de Jean, Simon de Clermont...”, by charter dated 6 Nov 1311[385]m as her second husband, ALIX de Harduemont, widow of --- Avoué de Huy, daughter of ARNOUL Seigneur de Harduemont & his first wife Isabelle de Hemricourt (-[30 Nov 1316/6 Apr 1318]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly premire filhe de Monss. Ernut Saingnor de Harduemont, sereur a monss. Iohan et a Monss. Lambert” married “alle Voweit de Huy Saingnor de Barche, quy estoit de Linage de Beafort[386].  Borman & Poncelet name her parents as shown above[387].  The seal of “dne Ailidis [ad]vocate de Hoyo” is dated end 13th century[388].  Her second marriage is indicated by her being husband being named “avoué de Huy” in 1304 (see above) and by her being named “dame de Geneffe” in the 6 Apr 1318 charter cited below.  “Dominus Lambertus de Harduemont miles” held “domum de Hautepenne”, in the presence of “...Johanne et Arnoldo de Herduemont fratribus militibus” and “Dominus Johannes de Harduemont miles eius frater mamburnus advocatisse Hoyensis sororis sue” held “advocatiam Hoyensem pro suo usufructo”, by charters dated 6 Sep 1314[389].  “Dominus Walterus de Barch advocatus Hoyensis miles” held “domum et terram de Barch cum advocatia Hoyensi” by and assigned property to “Marie filie Nicolai Malcortois de Wasege pro dote”, half due on the death of “sua matre advocatissa Hoyensi”, by charters dated 30 Nov 1316[390].  Alix is named “dame de Geneffe” (presumably deceased) in the 6 Apr 1318 charter of her son (by her first marriage) Gauthier [IX] de Barse Avoué de Huy. 

iii)        --- de Clermont .  Jacques de Hemricourt names “messires Libier Butoir sires de Cleremont, messires Symon ses freires, qui morit sains hoir, et une filhe mariée à monssaingnor Franke delle Roches avoweit de Fleron” as children of “monssaingnor Jakeme saingnor de Cleremont et d’Esteneur” and his wife, in a later passage naming this couple’s children[391]m FRANÇOIS de la Roche avoué de Fléron, son of ---. 

b)         LOUIS de Clermont .  “Jakemes seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared, in the presence of “ses hommes de fief...Louis son frère...”, the appearance of “Werris son oncle chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)” relating to a donation to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 4 May 1285[392].  Seigneur de Harzé: “Libieres Butoires chevalier seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared the appearance of “Louis de Clermont seigneur de Harzé (Harsées) oncle de lui”, relating to evidence concerning “feu Jakemont seigneur de Clermont et de Jeneffe père du susdit Libieres...feu Werri seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)...Jeanne sa femme et...Werri son fils” relating to donations to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 5 Oct 1298[393]

-        SEIGNEURS de HARZE[394]

2.         WERY de Clermont (-[4 May 1285/5 Oct 1298]).  Seigneur d’Esneux: “Wéry dit de Clermont chevalier seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)” donated property to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Jacques de Clermont frère du susdit Wéry”, by charter dated 13 Jun 1260[395].  "Th. dominus de Rupeforti" notified that "Jacobus dominus de Claromonte" donated “decimam...in parochia de Hermalle” to Flône by charter dated 8 Jun 1262, witnessed by “Werici domini de Astenoir, Godefridi de Belloforti militum...Jacobi primogeniti filii domini Jacobi de Clermont...[396].  “Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)” confirmed that, during his absence on crusade, “Jacques (Jakemon) son frère chargé par lui Wery de l’administration de sa seigneurie...pendant son voyage” had donated property to Val-Saint-Lambert, by charter dated 18 Aug 1268[397].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier et seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1271 (O.S.) which records the appointment of arbitrators to hear a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[398].  “Werris chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoit)...” declared property interests of Val-Saint-Lambert, including an acquisition “faite du temps que Jacques de Clermont frère dudit Werris tenait la seigneurie d’Astenoit”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1276[399].  “...Jakemont seigneur de Clermont; Jakemont fils de ce dernier seigneur de Jeneffe...Wery de Clermont seigneur d’Esneux...” are named as present in a charter dated 20 Mar 1277 (O.S.) which records an arbitration of a dispute involving Val-Saint-Lambert[400].  “Jakemes seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared, in the presence of “ses hommes de fief...Louis son frère...”, the appearance of “Werris son oncle chevalier et seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)” relating to a donation to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 4 May 1285[401].  He died before the 5 Oct 1298 charter of his great nephew Libert, in which he is named as deceased (see above).  m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 5 Oct 1298).  “Libieres Butoires chevalier seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared the appearance of “Louis de Clermont seigneur de Harzé (Harsées) oncle de lui”, relating to evidence concerning “feu Jakemont seigneur de Clermont et de Jeneffe père du susdit Libieres...feu Werri seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)...Jeanne sa femme et...Werri son fils” relating to donations to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 5 Oct 1298[402].  Wery & his wife had one child: 

a)         WERY de Clermont .  Seigneur d’Esneux: “Libieres Butoires chevalier seigneur de Clermont et chevalier” declared the appearance of “Louis de Clermont seigneur de Harzé (Harsées) oncle de lui”, relating to evidence concerning “feu Jakemont seigneur de Clermont et de Jeneffe père du susdit Libieres...feu Werri seigneur d’Esneux (Astenoir)...Jeanne sa femme et...Werri son fils” relating to donations to Val-Saint-Lambert by charter dated 5 Oct 1298[403]

3.         SIMON de Clermont (-after 30 Jan 1270).  Canon at Liège Saint-Lambert.  A charter dated 30 Jan 1269 (O.S.) records declarations of fiefholders of Liège Saint-Lambert relating to “el teroir de bois de Bialfort”, convoked by “dame Sibilhe dame de Clermont” who held the land from “monsignor Watir se frère, en se veveit”, granted interests to “mes sires Jakemes de Clermont...mes sires Simons frères à devant dit Jakemon de Clermont, chanones de sain Lambert à Lige” and Solières abbey[404]

4.         [--- de Clermont .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following document: Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers of “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige...[405]m GODEFROI van Opvelp, son of GOSUIN van Opvelp & his wife Marguerite [de Walhain] (-[1254/63]).] 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de FALLAIS (BEAUFORT)

 

 

Fallais is situated about 10 kilometres north of Huy, and about the same distance south-east of Hannut and south-west of Waremme, in the present-day Belgian province of Liège.  Rigaud [II] Seigneur de Fallais swore allegiance to the duke of Brabant in 1276 as indicated below, but Poswick says that the fief was geographically separate from Brabant and formed an enclave “entre le pays de Liège et le comté de Namur[406].  No primary source has yet been found which names any member of the Beaufort family as “seigneur de Fallais” before Rigaud [I].  However, as noted in Chapter 5.H below, an apparently spurious charter purports to record the bishop of Liège granting Fallais to Gauthier [I] Avoué de Huy 29 Nov 1044.  Goethals records the descent of the Beaufort family from Gauthier [I], but as noted elsewhere in this document his information is suspect and was based on a 1737 genealogy which appears to have been fabricated.  Fallais passed by marriage to the Wesemaal family (see the document BRABANT LOUVAIN) in 1373.  Jan [II] Heer van Wesemaal bequeathed Fallais to the future Charles Duke of Burgundy by testament dated 6 Sep 1462[407].  The duke granted the territory in 1470 to Hendrik van Borselen Heer van der Veere en Zandenburg, Comte de Grandpré[408].  Johanna van Borselen and her husband Wolfgang Freiherr von Polheim ceded Fallais 8/18 Jan 1501 to Maximilian I Archduke of Austria, King of the Romans, who granted it 26 Jan 1501 to Baudouin de Bourgogne (illegitimate son of Philippe III Duke of Burgundy, see the document BURGUNDY DUKES)[409]

 

 

RIGAUD [I] de Beaufort, son of --- (-killed Fallais 1276).  “W. R. et G. chevaliers de Beaufort” donated “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe” to Val-Notre-Dame for six years, with the consent of “Arnold nostre frère aisné”, by charter dated 29 Oct 1231[410].  "Arnaldus dominus de Biafort iuxta Hoium" hypothecated "decimas...de Bens, de Beafort, de Giures, de Viler, de Louignes, de Ahiers, et de Lauacherecce" to Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 25 Jun 1235, witnessed by “Fastradus de Berlo...Otto de Wafresees, Eustacius dictus li Persans de Honeffe, Radulphus de Cella, Rigaldus, Egidius fratres mei milites[411].  “...Arnoldus de Beaufort et fratres eius Rigaldus et Walterus” witnessed a charter dated 1236[412].  “Egidius miles de Beafort...et frater eius Rigaldus miles” each donated half “decimæ de Fallais et de Viez Waleve” to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated [21/22] Jul 1243[413]Seigneur de Fallais.  “Rigaldus de Belloforti miles dominus de Falais et B--- uxor eius” granted “ius patronatus ecclesie de Pitey” to Flône abbey by charter dated 27 Sep 1243[414].  “Waltherus de Barch advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti” noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti...et executores testamenti sui” had donated “medietatem...decime...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, where he was buried, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[415].  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation of “decime...ville de Pitey” to Flône made by “Rigaldo de Belloforti milite domino de Falais et B--- uxore eius” by charter dated 28 Apr 1251[416].  Jean d’Outremeuse’s Chronique names “trois freires tres-nobles: Johans, Rause et Richars chevaliers baneresse. Rause fut sires de Bealfors deleis Huy, et Johan fut sires de Gonnes et Richars fut sires de Falais...cusins germains à ches III freires Loys li sires d’Orchymont[417].  “Rygaus de Beafort chevaliers et syres de Falaiz” donated “deme...de Vies-Waleve et de Falaiz” to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated 1263[418].  Alix Duchess of Brabant, by charter dated 29 May 1264, recorded the settlement between the murderers of “Godefroit et Jakemin son frere de Flepe” and “mon sainor Jakemon de Cleirmont ki oncles estoit a Godefroi et a Jakemin devant dis de par le mere et tot son linaige et...”, whereby the murderers left on crusade, the said Jacques sharing the decision regarding their return, substituting for him successively “messires Johans de Bealfort ses oncles...messires Rygaulz de Bealfort li sires de Falaiz[419].  “Rigauld de Beaufort chevalier et sire de Fallais...et ma femme madame Braimonde” confirmed the donation of “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe et de Pitet” to Val-Notre-Dame, in the presence of “...Mahau ma fille, Rigauld et Colignon mes fils...”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1266[420].  Goethals records that “le bailli de Condroz Jean de Halloy” besieged Fallais in 1276 during his dispute with the Beaufort family (the so-called “guerre de la vache”) and killed Richard when he tried to escape[421].  Jean d’Outremeuse’s (often unreliable) Chronique records that Rigaud [I] was killed in 1276 and “Rigals son fis” escaped and fled to Brabant where he swore allegiance for Fallais to Duke Jean I[422]

m (before 27 Sep 1243) BREMANDE, daughter of --- (-after 20 May 1281).  “Rigaldus de Belloforti miles dominus de Falais et B--- uxor eius” granted “ius patronatus ecclesie de Pitey” to Flône abbey by charter dated 27 Sep 1243[423].  Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation of “decime...ville de Pitey” to Flône made by “Rigaldo de Belloforti milite domino de Falais et B--- uxore eius” by charter dated 28 Apr 1251[424].  “Rigauld de Beaufort chevalier et sire de Fallais...et ma femme madame Braimonde” confirmed the donation of “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe et de Pitet” to Val-Notre-Dame, in the presence of “...Mahau ma fille, Rigauld et Colignon mes fils...”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1266[425].  She is named in the 20 May 1281 charter quoted below under her two daughters, the wording of which suggests that she was living at the time. 

Rigaud [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         MATHILDE de Beaufort .  “Rigauld de Beaufort chevalier et sire de Fallais...et ma femme madame Braimonde” confirmed the donation of “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe et de Pitet” to Val-Notre-Dame, in the presence of “...Mahau ma fille, Rigauld et Colignon mes fils...”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1266[426]

2.         RIGAUD [II] de Beaufort (-[1276/28 Aug 1284]).  “Rigauld de Beaufort chevalier et sire de Fallais...et ma femme madame Braimonde” confirmed the donation of “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe et de Pitet” to Val-Notre-Dame, in the presence of “...Mahau ma fille, Rigauld et Colignon mes fils...”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1266[427]Seigneur de Fallais.  Jean d’Outremeuse’s (often unreliable) Chronique records that, when Rigaud [I] was killed in 1276 (see above), “Rigals son fis” escaped and fled to Brabant where he swore allegiance for Fallais to Duke Jean I[428].  “Wichiers de Novoye chevaliers sires de Builon” donated his property “en la terre de Gives et de Falais, liquel hiretage muet de part monsignor Rigaud de Beafort jadis signor de Falais” to Val-Notre-Dame by charter dated 28 Aug 1284[429]

3.         NICOLAS de Beaufort (-after 23 Jul 1266).  “Rigauld de Beaufort chevalier et sire de Fallais...et ma femme madame Braimonde” confirmed the donation of “nostre disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe et de Pitet” to Val-Notre-Dame, in the presence of “...Mahau ma fille, Rigauld et Colignon mes fils...”, by charter dated 23 Jul 1266[430]

4.         CLEMENCE de Beaufort .  A charter dated 20 May 1281 confirmed that “mon sangnor Rigal chevalier et sangnor jadi de Fallais et...madame Brémande sa feme, père et mère à dame Clemenche et à dame Maroie sa seroir” had made payments to Val-Notre-Dame when their daughters entered the monastery[431].  Nun at Val-Notre-Dame. 

5.         MARIE de Beaufort .  A charter dated 20 May 1281 confirmed that “mon sangnor Rigal chevalier et sangnor jadi de Fallais et...madame Brémande sa feme, père et mère à dame Clemenche et à dame Maroie sa seroir” had made payments to Val-Notre-Dame when their daughters entered the monastery[432].  Nun at Val-Notre-Dame. 

 

 

NICOLAS de Beaufort, son of --- (-after 1312).  Poswick says that Nicolas, successor of Rigaud [II], was “son frère ou plus vraisemblablement son fils[433].  The marriage date of his daughter suggests that Nicolas belonged to the generation after Rigaud [II].  Seigneur de Fallais.  “Wilhelmus Beick archidiaconus Leodiensis” granted the patronage over “capellania de Pitey” to Flône abbey against the claim made by “Nicolaus miles dominus de Falais” by charter dated 26 Jul 1292[434].  Jean d’Outremeuse’s Chronique names “...sire Nycol de Falais...baneresses et chevaliers” among the supporters of “le parti dit des Awans” in the war with the Waroux, dated to [1297][435].  Thibaut Bishop of Liège appointed two knights to enquire into the dispute between the abbot of Val-Notre-Dame and “Nicoloas de Fallais chevalier” regarding “la disme de Fallais et du Vieux-Waleffe” by charter dated 13 Jan 1303[436].  “Nycholaus dominus de Falais, castrum et villam de Falais” is named among the vassals of Brabant in 1312[437]

m ---.  The name of Nicolas’s wife is not known.  The 9 Oct 1373 testament of her son Jean confirms that his mother survived his father, stating that she provided dowry to Willem Heer van Wesemaal. 

Nicolas & his wife had three children: 

1.         RIGAUD [III] de Beaufort (-after 6 Jun 1331).  Poswick records his parentage indicating that he was still living 6 Jun 1331[438]Seigneur de Fallaism ---.  Rigaud [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         THOMAS de Beaufort (-after 1350).  Seigneur de Fallais.  A list of fiefs in Brabant dated to before 1350 records “Thomas dominus de Falais, castrum et mansionem de Falais...dominus Johannes avunculus suus quasi mamburnus suus[439]

2.         JEAN de Beaufort (-[10 Oct/9 Nov] 1373).  “Guillaumes contes de Namur” granted revenue to “messires Jehans de Falays chevaliers” by charter dated 4 Nov 1346[440].  He succeeded his nephew, for whom he had been guardian as noted by the source quoted above, as Seigneur de Fallais.  The testament of “Johans sirez de Falays chevaliers” on his deathbed, dated 9/10 Oct 1373, bequeathed property to “a chascun de sez bastars...a chascune de sez bastardez...Johan de Borgiez son bastar...madamme se femme...Lambert sangneur d’Uppey chevalier”, confirmed sums “a sangneur de Wesemale” given by “madamme meire...en mariage”, and named as executors “sa...espeuse dame Felicitas sa femme dessusdite, mon sangneur Lambert sangneur d’Uppey...[441].  Jean’s mistresses and his illegitimate children are named in 19 Nov 1373 charter in which his executors agreed the specific bequests to “Colin et Thomas bastars delle dite testateur susciteis de Maron de Seyve...Rigal susciteit de Catherine fille Bruton...Johan susciteit de Ysabilhon fille Jamar jadite Werar de Falays...Jamoton susciteit delle dite Ysabilhon...Katherinet susciteie delle dicte Ysabilhon et Catherinet susciteie delle dicte Catherine fille Bruton bastardez delle dicte testateur[442]m ([1360]) FELICITE d’Oupeye, daughter of LAMBERT Seigneur d’Oupeye, de Herstal et de Chaumont en Brabant & his wife Alix van Oudenaarde-Lumain.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly quarte filhe de Hermalles...Alys” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “a mons. Lambert saingnor d’Ouppey, de Chaymont en Braibant et de Harsta”, naming their two sons and three daughters, and giving details of their descendants, in particular recording their youngest daughter “madame Felicitas” who married firstly “monss. Iohan Saingnor de Falais” by whom she was childless, secondly “monss. Iohan Saingnor de Rochefort et d’Agimont”, and thirdly “Monss. Thiri Doye Sainnor de Hellerode[443].  “Arnoldus advocatus Hasbanie dominus de Lummen, de Hermale et de Chamont miles et domina Aleydis uxor nostra” divided their properties “in Hermale, in Chamont et in Vilen” between “nostras filias...Julianam, Elyzabeth, Mariam, Aleydim et Felicitatem”, appointing executors “dominum Thomam de Dyest dominum de Zeelhem, Theodericum dominum de Hanef, Walterum dominum de Mosmale et Johannem dominum de Hamele milites”, by charter dated 7 Aug 1339[444].  Jeanne Dss of Brabant confirmed a settlement between “messire Jehan seigneur de Wesemale” and “damme Felicitas fille messire Lambert d’Oppey, femme messire Jehan seigneur de Fallays jadit” concerning the succession to Fallais by charter dated 9 Nov 1373[445].  She married secondly Jean [II] Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont.  She married thirdly (after 1377) Thierry d’Oye Seigneur de Hellenrode

3.         JEANNE de Fallais .  Butkens records her family origin and marriage (no sources cited)[446].  Her family origin is indicated by the 9 Nov 1373 charter quoted above under her sister-in-law Félicité d’Oupeye and naming her son Jan [II] Heer van Wesemaal.  Poswick dates her marriage to “vers 1325” (no source cited)[447], although this date seems early considering the chronology of her son Jan [I].  m ([1325]) WILLEM Heer van Wesemaal, son of ARNOUT [IV] Heer van Wesemaal & his [second] wife Ida van Bierbeek (-before 1370). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES (FAMILY of EBROIN)

 

 

1.         NAMMERIS .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[448]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[449].  Nammeris & his wife ha done child: 

a)         WARIN .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comitis Nammerici Narbonensis [et] Ermengarde comitissa sorore Bonefacii magni principis de Papia" as parents of "comes Warinus de Asclovia"[450]m ---.  The name of Warin´s wife is not known.  Warin & his wife had one child: 

i)          BOVO "Sine-barba" .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comes Warinus de Asclovia" as father of "Bovo […qui dictus Sine-barba]"[451]m ---.  The name of Bovo´s wife is not known.  Bovo & his wife had one child: 

(a)       EBROIN (-12 Sep ----).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "prefati Ebroini pater comes Bovo fuit…qui dictus Sine-barba"[452]

-         see below

 

 

EBROIN, son of BOVO “Sine-barba” & his wife --- (-12 Sep ----).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "prefati Ebroini pater comes Bovo fuit…qui dictus Sine-barba"[453].  The necrology of Gorze records the death "II Id Sep" of "Ebruinus comes"[454]

m BERTA, daughter of WIGERICH [II] & his wife Eva ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Berta filiam Wederici comitis et Eva" as wife of "comes Ebroinus", specifying that her dowry was "Florinas"[455].  Assuming that this ancestry is correct (bearing in mind the dubious nature of this source), it is chronologically more consistent if Berta was the daughter of Wigerich [II] than Wigerich [III].  Dame de Florennes. 

Ebroin & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         EILBERT (-28 Mar 977).  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "comes Eilbertus pater comes Ebroinus"[456]Seigneur de Florennes.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", recording in a later passage that Eilbert and Heribert captured "Karolus rex" in 922 and held him at Péronne[457], although most of this appears to be pure fantasy.  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of Kloster Waulsort "Walciodorus…in pago Ardenna" by "nobili viro Eilberto…et uxor sua Heresuindis" by charter dated 19 Sep 946[458]m firstly HERESWIND, daughter of --- (-[1 Jan] ----).  The necrology of Gorze records the death "Kal Jan" of "Hersindis comitissa"[459], which may refer to the wife of Eilbert as her father-in-law's death is also recorded in the same source.  m secondly (after 964) as her second husband, ALPAIDE, widow of GODEFROI Comte de Hainaut [GOTTFRIED associate Duke of [Lower] Lotharingia], daughter of --- (-after 981).  Her two marriages are confirmed by reading the Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii, which records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[460], read together with the Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi which names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was Seigneur de Florennes[461].  “Alpaidis” donated “villam...Roserias in pago Hasbanio sitam, super fluviolum Neropie, in comitatu Hoyensi” to Waulsort abbey by undated charter, signed by “Alpaidis eiusque filii Arnulphi...Wirici fratris Arnulphi, Alberti comitis, Gisleberti, Radbodi fratrum eius...[462].  Roland records that a 13th century copy of this charter includes the date 981[463].  Eilbert & his first wife had one child: 

a)         BERNER .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Eilberti filium, Bernerum"[464]m HERINSINDE, daughter of ---.  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii names "Bernerum cum sua…coniuge Herinsinde"[465]

2.         [UDO .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[466].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

3.         [HERIBERT .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", recording in a later passage that Eilbert and Heribert captured "Karolus rex" in 922 and held him at Péronne[467].  The reference to Heribert must indicate Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois (see NORTHERN FRANCE), whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources.  It is not known how accurate the Historia is in recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife, but it is assumed that it is not reliable.] 

4.         [GERARD .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[468].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

5.         [BOSO .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus", specifying that Boso "villam in Florienensi confinio positam quæ Calvus-mon nuncupatus"[469].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

6.         [WITER .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[470].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

7.         [MARQUARD .  The Historia Walciodorensis monasterii records that "comes Ebroinus [et] Berta" had seven sons named (in order) "comes Eilbertus, secundus comes Uddo de Foix, deinde comes Heribertus de Sancto Quintino, Gerardus de Odenarde, comes Boso, comes Witerus et Macuardus venerabilis episcopus"[471].  Judging by the reference to Héribert, which must refer to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois whose origin is recorded completely differently in other primary sources, it is unlikely that the Historia is reliable when recording the other supposed children of Ebroin & his wife.] 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de FLORENNES et de RUMIGNY (FAMILY of ARNAUD)

 

 

Florennes is a small town situated in the present-day Belgian province of Namur, about 25 kilometres south-east of Charleroi and south-west of Namur.  Rumigny is a village situated within the present-day French département of Ardennes, within the forest area of Thiérache, and in medieval times was a fief of the comte de Champagne[472].  The following family is recorded as holding both properties from the late 10th century but the precise path by which each was inherited has not been ascertained.  Both properties passed to the family of the dukes of Lorraine by marriage in the late 13th century. 

 

 

ARNAUD, son of GODEFROI Comte de Hainaut [GOTTFRIED associate Duke of [Lower] Lotharingia] & his wife Alpaide ---] (-22 Oct [1002/10]).  The Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi names "Arnulfus, Alpaidis et Godefridi Hainoensis pagi comitis filius" specifying that he was Seigneur de Florennes[473].  The Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii records that the (unnamed) wife of [Eilbert] had "binos…adolescentulos…Godefrido et fratri…Arnulfo" from her previous marriage to whom their stepfather bequeathed "pagum Florinensem"[474].  “Alpaidis” donated “villam...Roserias in pago Hasbanio sitam, super fluviolum Neropie, in comitatu Hoyensi” to Waulsort abbey by undated charter, signed by “Alpaidis eiusque filii Arnulphi...Wirici fratris Arnulphi, Alberti comitis, Gisleberti, Radbodi fratrum eius...[475].  Roland records that a 13th century copy of this charter includes the date 981[476]Seigneur de Florennes.  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium names "Arnulfum nobilem de Rumiaco…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius" specifying that he founded the church of St Gengulf in Florennes[477].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius" founded the church of St Gengulf in Florennes in 1002[478]

m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of GODEFROI Comte de Verdun & his wife Mechtild of Saxony ([965/80]-7 Mar after 1010).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Roland records the wife of Arnaud as “Ermentrude, fille de Godefroid le Captif et de Mathilde de Saxe” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[479].  He states also that “Arnoul seigneur de Florennes reçut en bénéfice du comte Herman son beau-frère l’abbaye d’Hautmont”, again without citing the corresponding primary source but Roland’s wording suggests that the document may indicate the family relationship between the two parties[480]

Arnaud & his wife had six children: 

1.         GODEFROI [III] de Florennes (-[1050]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[481]Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny. 

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2.         GERARD de Florennes (-14 Mar 1050, bur Cambrai Notre-Dame).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[482].  The Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi names "Gerardus præfati Arnulfi filius" specifying that he was "Remensis ecclesiæ clericus"[483]Bishop of Cambrai 1012.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Emperor Heinrich II appointed “Gerardo suo capellano. adhuc diacono, non infimis parentibus Lothariensium atque Karlensium edito” as bishop of Cambrai “apud Arvitam villam Saxoniæ Kal Feb”, adding that he had been educated by “Albero Remensium archiepiscopus, pro consanguinitate” and had “ex parte matris in ipsa terra [=Cambrai]...hereditario iuris[484].  The Vita Balderici names "Cameracensis ecclesie antistes Gerardus…fratre suo opitulante Godefridus"[485].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" took into his protection the abbey of Florennes founded by "Gerardus…in primis meus capellanus postea…Cameracensis episcopus effectus et fratres sui Godefridus et Arnulphus" by charter dated 1018, which refers to donations of property by "comitissa Hawidis, annuentibus filiis suis comite Raginero et Lamberto"[486].  The Chronicon S. Andreæ records the death “II Id Mar” 1050 of “domnus episcopus Gerardus” and his burial “in media ecclesia sanctæ Mariæ[487]

3.         ARNAUD [II] de Florennes (-murdered Thiérache 1015, bur Saint-Jean).  A charter dated 1015 records an exchange of property between Hautmont and Florennes abbeys, noting that “Arnulphus frater domini Gerardi...Cameracensis episcopi”, shortly before his death was travelling to Rome with “noviter...Heluidem uxorem suam”, that after leaving “Lothariensi provintia” and entering “sylvam...Theoretia” they fell into the hands of “Gerardi Rufi et Godefridi fratris Gontranni” who killed him, his wife dying five days later.  The document adds that the couple was buried “in ecclesia sancti Joannis” by “predictus episcopus Gerardus et frater eius Godefridus”, after which the exchange was effected involving property with the consent of “soror eorum Alpardis[488]m HELVIDE, daughter of --- (-Thiérache 1015, bur Saint-Jean).  A charter dated 1015 records an exchange of property between Hautmont and Florennes abbeys, noting that “Arnulphus frater domini Gerardi...Cameracensis episcopi”, shortly before his death was travelling to Rome with “noviter...Heluidem uxorem suam”, that after leaving “Lothariensi provintia” and entering “sylvam...Theoretia” they fell into the hands of “Gerardi Rufi et Godefridi fratris Gontranni” who killed him, his wife dying five days later[489]

4.         GAUTHIER de Florennes (-after 1018).  A charter dated 1018 records that “Walterus frater Gerardi episcopi” donated “mansum et dimidium apud Rolier” to Florennes[490]

5.         EILBERT de Florennes (-11 May 1047).  The Vita S. Popponis Abbatis records “Eilbertum...domini Gerardi Cameracensium episcopi...germanus” at Reims Saint-Thierry, where Poppo retired, dated to before 1000[491].  Abbot of Mareilles 1020.  Abbot of Saint-André [1025]: the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continatio Andreana) records that Gerard Bishop of Cambrai installed “fratrem...suum Eilbertum” as abbot of Cambrai Saint-André[492]

6.         ALPAIDE de Florennes .  A charter dated 1015 records an exchange of property between Hautmont and Florennes abbeys, after “Arnulphus frater domini Gerardi...Cameracensis episcopi” was killed when travelling to Rome, with the consent of “soror eorum Alpardis[493].  The Historia et Privilegia Sancti Petri Blandiniensis records that “matrona Alpaiz” donated “hereditatem sui juris in villa Labia sitam, in pago Lomogauginse” to Gent Mont-Blandin, for the souls of “senioris sui Stephani filiique sui Godefridi”, dated 2 Apr 1021[494].  The primary source which confirms the family name of her husband has not yet been identified.  m STEPHAN van Brakel, son of ---. 

 

 

The charter quoted below records that Bishop Lietbert was “nepos” of Bishop Gerard (see above).  If the term was used to mean nephew, one of Lietbert’s parents was Gerard’s sibling.  Neither of the names Lietbert or Osburga feature in the Florennes/Rumigny family, which suggests that the family relationship between the two bishops may have been more distant.  It appears less likely that the relationship was through the bishop’s mother, given the considerable amount of information which is known about the family of the comtes de Verdun.  The remaining possibility is a relationship through one of the bishop’s paternal grandparents, which would include descendants of his grandmother’s second marriage about whom little information is known. 

1.         LIETBERT (-28 Jan ----).  The necrology of Cambrai Notre-Dame recordes the death “V Kal Feb” of “Lietbertus pater Lietberti episcopi[495]m OSBURGA, daughter of --- (-6 Sep ----).  The necrology of Cambrai Notre-Dame recordes the death “VIII Id Sep” of “Osburgis mater Lietberti episcopi[496].  Lietbert & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         LIETBERT [I] (-23 Jun 1076, bur Cambrai St Sepulchre).  “Leduinus abbas monasterii beati Vedasti...cum domno Gerardo ecclesiæ Cameracensis et Attrebatensis episcopo, cum Letberto archidiacono nepote eius, cum advocatis etiam Roberto Fasciculo et Helgoto, Albrico...castellano” confirmed property of Saint-Vaast by charter dated 1036[497]Bishop of Cambrai 1050.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio) records that “domnus Lietbertus...ex Brachatensi patria [Brakele, Aalst] nobili ortus prosapia” succeeded “Gerardo pontifici” as bishop of Cambrai[498].  “...episcopis Heidone Suessionensi, Rogero Catalaunensi, Elinando Laudunensi, Balduino Noviomensi, Frollando Silvanectensi, Letberto Cameracensi, Guidone Ambianensi...” are named as present at the consecration of Philippe I King of France dated 22 May 1059[499].  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica from Anchin records the death in 1076 of "Lietbertus episcopus Cameracensis” and the succession of “Gerardus[500].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio) records the death “in vigilia sancti Iohannis baptistæ” of Bishop Lietbert and his burial “in sancti Sepulchri æcclesia[501]

b)         [--- .]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          GERARD [II] (-31 Jul 1092, bur Cambrai Notre-Dame).  From Aalst.  Provost of Saint-Vaast.  Bishop of Cambrai 1076.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “secundus Gerardus...post avunculum suum Lietbertum” as bishop of Cambrai[502].  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica from Anchin records the death in 1076 of "Lietbertus episcopus Cameracensis” and the succession of “Gerardus[503].  “...Gerardi Camer[acensis] episcopi...” subscribed the charter dated 1084, before 4 Aug, under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the donations made by “Ansellus de Ribotmonte” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas[504]. Philippe I King of France confirmed the donation made to the church of Charroux by “Robertus...castri et terre Perronensis dominus et Emma uxor eius et eorum filius Odo et filia Adeliz” by charter dated 1085, witnessed by “...G. Cameracensis episcopus...”, classified as spurious in the compilation[505].  The Continuatio of Sigebert's Chronica from Anchin records the death in 1092 of "Gerardus episcopus Cameracensis” and the succession of “Gualcherus[506].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio) records the death “pridie Kal Aug” of Gerard bishop of Cambrai and his burial “in medio æcclesiæ matris Domini[507].

 

 

The following person is recorded as “neptis” of Bishop Gerard.  No precise details of her parentage have been ascertained, but as noted above the possibility of quite a remote family relationship should not be dismissed.  She may have been a member of the family of Lietbert and his wife Osburga (see above).  Roland indicates that she was the daughter of Godefroi [III] Seigneur de Florennes but he cites no source which confirms that this is correct.  He also reports that her husband “d’après les généalogistes” was Henri [Hezelin], father of Henri [I] Comte de Grandpré, but cites not source which confirms that this information is correct[508]

1.         daughter .  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Gerard Bishop of Cambrai wrote to “G. abbati” [maybe Gonzon abbot of Florennes) complaining about an arbitral sentence issued by  the archdeacons of Liège relating to “Hezelino et nepte nostra, uxore eius”[509]m HEZELIN, son of ---. 

 

 

GODEFROI [III] de Florennes, son of ARNAUD Seigneur de Florennes & his wife Ermentrude --- (-[1050]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensem" as sons of "Arnullfum nobilem de Ruminiaceo…Alpaidis et Godefridi filius"[510].  The Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium also names "Godefridum nobilem et Gerardum episcopum Cameracensium" as sons of "Arnulfum nobilem de Rumiaco"[511].  The Vita Balderici names "Cameracensis ecclesie antistes Gerardus…fratre suo opitulante Godefridus"[512]Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny.  “Gislebertus et Arnulfus comites fratres mei, Wigerus advocatus, Godefridus de Florines...” witnessed the charter dated 1015 of Baldric Bishop of Liège relating to Hanret and Celles[513].  “Dux Gozelo, Godefridus Calvus de Florinez, Rufus, Fulcuinus de Wallecourt, Adelardus de Cymaco...” witnessed the charter dated 1026 under which Hezelon Bishop of Toul donated property at Duselen in Taxandria to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[514]

m GISELA, daughter of ---.  Roland records that Gonzon abbot of Florennes noted that “advocatrix nostra Gisla” fed and clothed an orphan[515]

Godefroi [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GODEFROI [IV] de Florennes (-1078 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny.  “...Godefridus et Arnulphus de Florines...” subscribed the charter dated [24 Aug] 1066 under which Theodouin Bishop of Liège donated property to Huy Notre-Dame[516].  The dating clause of a charter dated 1070, which records a donation made to Rumigny, records “...abbate Godefrido eiusdem loci, uxore eius Haduit...”, witnessed by “Godefridus advocatus, Nicolaus eius filius, Arnulfus frater eius...[517].  “...Godefridum de Florinnez et Arnulphum, Odelinum de Walecurt...” witnessed the charter dated 1078 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[518]m HEDWIGE de Roucy, daughter of EBLES [I] Comte de Roucy & his wife Beatrix de Hainaut (-1070 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aelidam et Hadewidem" as the two daughters of "Ebalus de Roceio" & his wife, specifying that Hedwige married "Godefridus frater episcopi Gerardi Cameracensis"[519], although the bishop in question was the uncle of Hedwige's husband not his brother.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adelidem et Hadevidem" as the two daughters of "Ebalus de Roceio" and his wife Beatrix, specifying that Hedwige married "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" by whom she had "filium nomine Nicholaum et filias, quarum una peperit ex Radulfo de Veteri-villa Ebalum de Flurines et Ermentrudem, matrem Guilelmi de Birbais; secunda filia Hadevidis de Rumiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit; tercia filia iam dicte Hadevidis copulate domino de Granci peperit ei Ebalum eiusdem loci dominum"[520].  The dating clause of a charter dated 1070, which records a donation made to Rumigny, records “...abbate Godefrido eiusdem loci, uxore eius Haduit...”, witnessed by “Godefridus advocatus, Nicolaus eius filius, Arnulfus frater eius...[521].  Godefroi [IV] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         [GODEFROI .  Roland records “...Godefroid chevalier de Florennes homme libre...” among those who subscribed a charter under which Milon de Vierves donated property at Gonrieux to the church of Sainte-Monégonde at Chimay, maybe dated to 1106 (although Roland’s text is unclear on this point)[522].  Roland indicates that Godefroi was the oldest son of Godefroi [IV][523].  He provides no other indication that this may be correct.  The charter dated 1070, quoted below, in which Nicolas [I] is named as the son of Godefroi [IV], suggests that he did not have an older brother named Godefroi.] 

b)         NICOLAS [I] de Rumigny (-before 1096).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige[524]Seigneur de Rumigny

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c)         PETRONILLE de Rumigny "de Roucy" (-14 Oct after 1124).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned first) married "Radulfo de Veteri-villa" by whom she had "Ebalum de Flurines et Ermentrudem, matrem Guilelmi de Birbais"[525]m RAOUL de Viesville, son of --- (-before 1124). 

d)         HADWIDE de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefrido de Ranst" by whom she had "Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit"[526].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[527], she was named Hadwide and was the daughter of Godefroi [III] but the source on which this is based has not been found.  m GODEFROI de Ranst, son of ---. 

e)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned third) married "domino de Granci" by whom she had "Ebalum eiusdem loci dominum"[528].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[529], she was the daughter of Godefroi [III] but the source on which this is based has not been found.  m --- de Grancey, son of ---.  He and his wife are not mentioned in Europäische Stammtafeln which refers to the father of Ebles de Grancey as "Willencus"[530]

2.         ARNAUD [III] (-after 15 Jul 1087).  “...Godefridus et Arnulphus de Florines...” subscribed the charter dated [24 Aug] 1066 under which Theodouin Bishop of Liège donated property to Huy Notre-Dame[531].  The dating clause of a charter dated 1070, which records a donation made to Rumigny, records “...abbate Godefrido eiusdem loci, uxore eius Haduit...”, witnessed by “Godefridus advocatus, Nicolaus eius filius, Arnulfus frater eius...[532].  “...Godefridum de Florinnez et Arnulphum, Odelinum de Walecurt...” witnessed the charter dated 1078 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[533].  Roland records that “Arnoul de concert avec son épouse Ivette” declared having acquired “Morelli mansum” by charter dated 15 Jul 1087[534].  While this charter does not specify that Arnaud was seigneur de Morialmeis, it confirms that Arnaud held property in the place. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MORIALMES

 

 

NICOLAS [I] de Rumigny, son of GODEFROI [IV] Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny & his wife Hedwige de Roucy (-before 1096).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" & his wife Hedwige[535].  The dating clause of a charter dated 1070, which records a donation made to Rumigny, records “...abbate Godefrido eiusdem loci, uxore eius Haduit...”, witnessed by “Godefridus advocatus, Nicolaus eius filius, Arnulfus frater eius...[536]Seigneur de Rumigny

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

Nicolas [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         NICOLAS [II] de Rumigny (-1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Nicholaum" as the son of "Nicholaum [filium Condefrido de Ruminiaco]"[537]Seigneur de Rumigny.  He founded Bonnefontaine in 1152[538].  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[539]m firstly --- de Chimay, daughter of ALARD [II] de Chimay & his wife ---.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "filia Alardi de Cimaco" as the unnamed first wife of "Nicholaum"[540].  The chronology of the Rumigny/Florennes family, and particularly that of Nicholas [II]’s second wife, suggests that Alard [II] de Chimay may have been the father of Nicolas [II]’s first wife.  m secondly ALEIDIS de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut & his wife Ida de Louvain (-7 Apr, 1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to "sororem comitis Hainonensium Adelidem nomine" as the second wife of "Nicholaum"[541].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[542].  Nicolas Seigneur de Rumigny, Aelide his wife and Nicolas their son founded the church of Notre-Dame de Glant by charter dated 1139[543].  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[544].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Adeleidis fundatricis ecclesie beate Marie Boni Fontis"[545].  Nicolas [II] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         GODEFROI [V] de Rumigny (-1153 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Godefridum" as son of "Nicholaum" & his first wife[546].  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[547].   

Nicolas [II] & his second wife had eight children: 

b)         NICOLAS [III] de Rumigny (-before 1179).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[548]Seigneur de Florennes, de Rumigny et de Chièvres. 

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c)         BAUDOUIN de Rumigny (-1199 or after).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Balduinem Laudunensem archidiaconum" as son of "Nicholaum" & his second wife[549].  Archdeacon at Laon 1144.  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[550].  “Nicholaus de Ruminiaco” confirmed “terram adjacentem Liberceio” to Signy, in the presence of “Balduino archidiacono fratre suo...”, abbey by charter dated 1163[551]

d)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the first married "Radulfo de Raulcourt" by whom she had children[552].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino del Tur"[553]m RAOUL de Raoulcourt, son of --- (-1191).   He is named "Raoul de Thour" in Europäische Stammtafeln[554].  

e)         daughter .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the second married "Isaac de Barbenzun" by whom she had daughters[555].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a fourth unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "Ysaac de Barbencion, pari castro Montensis, qui filium habuit Nicholaum"[556]m ISAAC de Barbançon, son of ---. 

f)          HAWISE de Rumigny (-after [1189]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the third married "Gervasio de Basochis" by whom she had sons and daughters[557].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a third unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino de Balehan"[558].  "Nicolaus de Basochiis" confirmed donations to Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Gaucero de Basochiis predecessore nostro”, with the consent of “Galteri fratris mei et matris mei Hadvidis et uxoris mee A.”, by charter dated to [1189][559]m GERVAIS de Bazoches, son of GERVAIS de Bazoches & his wife Ermengarde de Roucy (-before [1189]). 

g)         ALIX de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the fourth married "Guidoni de Cyris" by whom she had children[560].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to a second unnamed sister of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that she married "domino de Cheri prope Retest, deinde eadem nupsit domino de Doncheri"[561]m firstly GUY de Chéry, son of --- (-before 1155).  m secondly (1156) HUGUES Châtelain de Mézières, son of ---.  Avocat de Donchéry[562]

h)         BEATRIX de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the fifth married "Goszvino de Montibus, frater Kameracensis episcopi" by whom she had children[563].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richildis [et]…Beatrix" as sisters of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that Beatrix married "Gossuino de Montibus" by whom she was mother of "filium unicum Gossuinum et filias Ydam [uxorem]…Sohero de Aenghen, postea Renero de Iacea et demum Balduino Carim, et Mathildem [uxorem] Waltero de Linea, deinde Waltero de Fontanis maritatam, et Aelidem [uxorem] Rogero de Condato et Rixam [uxor] Stephano de Deneri et Beatricem [uxorem] Baldrico de Roisin et Agnetem [uxorem] Hugoni domini de Spinoit et de Antum"[564].  1177/1191.  m GOSSUIN [III] de Mons, son of GOSSUIN [II] de Mons & his wife Ida --- (-7 Nov, before 1171). 

i)          RICHILDE de Rumigny .  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to the six daughters of "Nicholaum" & his second wife, specifying that the sixth married "Galterus de Cons"[565].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Richildis [et]…Beatrix" as sisters of "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit [filius Nicholai]", specifying that Richildis was mother of "Egidium"[566]m GAUTHIER de Cons, son of ---. 

 

 

NICOLAS [III] de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS [II] Seigneur de Rumigny & his second wife Aleidis de Hainaut (-before 1179).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alidis" as daughter of "Balduino comitis Hanoniensis" and wife of "Hugoni de Ruminio" and their children "Nicholaum qui et Ruminum et Florinas castra possedit, et filias Beatricem et Alidem et Richeldem et tres quarum nescio nomina"[567].  A charter dated 1153 confirmed the foundation of Bonnefontaine by "Nicolaus de Rumigniaco", with the consent of "filio suo Godefrido quem de prima uxore suscepit, et uxore eius Aelide, cum filiis suis Balduino archidiacono et Nicolao"[568]Seigneur de Florennes, de Rumigny et de Chièvres.  "Nicolaii de Rumigni…" signed a charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut settled a dispute between the abbey of Crespin and "Theodericum, villicum suum de Harminiaco"[569].  “Nicholaus de Ruminiaco” confirmed “terram adjacentem Liberceio” to Signy, in the presence of “Balduino archidiacono fratre suo...”, abbey by charter dated 1163[570].  His date of death is fixed by the charter dated 1179, cited below, which names his two sons. 

m (after 1150) as her third husband, EVA de Chièvres, widow firstly of GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont and secondly of RASO [IV] van Gavre, daughter and heiress of GUY de Chièvres & his wife Ida --- (-after her third husband).  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to the wife of "Nicholaus [qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" as "Damison de Cirvia"[571].  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[572].  “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 , signed by “Razonis et Widonis filiorum ipsius Eve, et Razonis...[573]

Nicolas [III] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         NICOLAS [IV] de Rumigny ([1150/55]-[19/20] Feb 1205).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit…et Hugonem qui Florinas castrum tenuit" as sons of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[574]Seigneur de Rumigny.      

-        see below

2.         HUGUES de Rumigny (-[25 Mar/14 Jul] 1226).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit…et Hugonem qui Florinas castrum tenuit" as sons of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[575].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco” settled disputes with the church of Bucilly in 1181, with the agreement of “Hugo frater ipsius Nicolai”, and with “dominus Jacobus de Guisia, dominus Raynaldus de Roseto et dominus Nicolaus de Barbenchon” as guarantors[576]Seigneur de Florennes.  A charter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg dated 1179 records that “son frère Nicolas de Rumigny...son épouse Elisabeth” consented to a donation made by “son frère Hugues seigneur de Florennes” to Alne abbey[577].  “...Nicholas de Romenhi et frater suus Hugo de Florines...” subscribed the charter dated [6 Apr/1 Jul] 1197 under which Albert Bishop of Liège restored property to Huy Notre-Dame taken by “Iohannes miles de Flauion[578].  “Hugo de Ruminiaco dominus de Florinis” waived payments from Alne abbey by charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Nicholaus de Barbenzione et Walterus de Cheveren viri nobiles...[579].  “Johannes...abbas de Florinis et...Hugo nobilis vir dictus eiusdem castri” declared that “Egidius miles de Merlemont et Agnes uxor eius” had sold harvest produce to Foigny abbey by charter dated 1217[580].  “Nobilis vir H. de Florinis” certified the validity of a sale of harvest produce made by “nepotis mei E. de Merlomonte” to Foigny by undated charter[581]m (before 1179) ELISABETH de Merbes, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1220).  A charter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg dated 1179 records that “son frère Nicolas de Rumigny...son épouse Elisabeth” consented to a donation made by “son frère Hugues seigneur de Florennes” to Alne abbey[582].  “Hugues de Florennes et Elisabeth de Merbes son épouse” confirmed the donation made by “Baudouin chevalier d’Erquelinnes” to Bonne-Espérance by charter dated 1207[583].    

3.         JULIANE de Rumigny (-after Jan 1211).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[584].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Raynaldum…[et] Rogerum Laundunensem episcopum et filias Alidem…Egidio de Cymaco maritatem et Annchelisam viro nobili in comitatu Namurcensi maritatam Philippo…de Altaripa" as children of "domino Rogero de Roseto" and his Namur wife, specifying that Renaud married "Iuliana filia Nicholay de Ruminio" by whom he was father of "Rogerum"[585].  A charter dated 1190 records the rights of “la commune des Autels” and that “Nicholaus dominus de Rumigniaco” noted that “soror mea Juliana et nepos meus Rogerus dominus de Roseto cum fratre suo Nicholao sub manum mean cub cujus tutela erant” had promised to respect the provisions[586].  "Rogerus dominus de Rozeto" confirmed the relinquishment of property in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille made by “Juliana mater mea et Nicholaus frater meus”, at the request of “domini Ingelranni de Cociaco comitis de Pertico”, by charter dated 1205[587].  "Nicholaus frater domini Rogeri de Roseto...et Juliana mater mea" renounced rights in “nemorum de Estraon” in favour of Compiègne Saint-Corneille by charter dated 1205[588].  Dame de Baucigny/Bancigny [Vervins, Aisne, Picardie]: "Juliana domina de Bancegnies" sold rights “in nemoribus de Estrahon” to Compiègne Saint-Corneille by charter dated 1205[589].  Roland explains Juliane holding this seigneurie because “elle était donc déjà veuve à cette date et avait son douaire sur la terre de Bancigny[590].  This explanation is not entirely satisfactory as the charter dated 1190 quoted above shows that Juliane was already a widow at that date, but no subsequent documents name her “dame de Baucigny”.  “Nicholaus de Roseto” agreed to restore damage caused to the church of Reims, with “matrem meam Julianam dominam de Baucigni, dominum et fratrem meum Rogerum de Roseto, Gaucherum de Rumigniaco et Colinum fratrem eius” as guarantors, by charter dated Jan 1210 (O.S.)[591]m RENAUD Seigneur de Rozoy, son of CLAREMBAUD Seigneur de Rozoy & his wife Elisabeth de Namur (-before 1190). 

4.         CLEMENCE de Rumigny .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[592].  1177/1183.  m GERAARD van Hasselt, son of ---.  1177/1183. 

5.         YOLANDE de Rumigny (-before 1248).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra possedit" & his wife[593].  "Gotbertus vir nobilis de Orbais" founded the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen, with the consent of "Jolenda domina de Yrgis, cuius filiam in uxorem habui", to found anniversaries for "meum…sed et uxoris meæ Evæ, et fratris sui Ægidii, Jolandæ etiam de Yrges…sed et domini Hugonis de Florinis", by charter dated 1219[594]m HENRI Seigneur de Hierges, son of MANASSES d'Hierges & his second wife Alix de Chiny (-[26 Jan or 25 Nov] 1213). 

6.         daughter .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[595].  Roland says that “advocato Hasbaniensi” can only refer to “Louis seigneur de Lummen, qui figure en qualité d’avoué de Hesbaye dans bon nombre de chartes de 1163 à 1204[596]m LOUIS de Chiny Heer van Lummen, son of EUSTACHE de Chiny & his wife --- de Waremme (-1207). 

7.         MATHILDE de Rumigny (-after 1227).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Iulianum…Raynaldo de Roseto maritatem de quo…Rogerum et Clementiam [uxor] Gerardo de Haslut et Yolandem [uxor] Henrici de Hirge et advocato Hasbaniensi et apud Winti in Flandria" as daughters of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[597].  Roland identifies “Winti in Flandria” as “Schelde-Windeke, au sud de Gand, dans la Flandre orientale” and names “Godefroid de Winti” among those named in charters of Nicolas [IV] de Rumigny dated between 1188 and 1203[598]m GODEFRID van Windeke, son of --- (-after 30 Jul 1212). 

 

 

The following individual is described in the documents quoted below as “nepos” and “cognatus” of Hugues [I] de Rumigny.  The precise family relationship between the two has not been ascertained. 

 

1.         --- de Merlemontm ---.  One child: 

a)         GILLES de Merlemont (-after Feb 1235).  Seigneur de Merlemont.  A charter dated 1214 records that “Agnes filia Mathei militis de Perroi et Osilie cum Egidio milite de Merlemont marito suo” confirmed the sale of harvest from Faucausies made by “predictus M. pater suus cum uxore sua et liberis suis Radulfo milite et Ada” to Foigny abbey[599].  “Johannes...abbas de Florinis et...Hugo nobilis vir dictus eiusdem castri” declared that “Egidius miles de Merlemont et Agnes uxor eius” had sold harvest produce to Foigny abbey, requesting the abbey to remember in their prayers the soul of “cognati mei Egidii” and his own, by charter dated 1217[600].  “Nobilis vir H. de Florinis” certified the validity of a sale of harvest produce made by “nepotis mei E. de Merlomonte” to Foigny by undated charter[601].  Roland identifies “Winti in Flandria” as “Schelde-Windeke, au sud de Gand, dans la Flandre orientale” and names “Godefroid de Winti” among those named in charters of Nicolas [IV] de Rumigny dated between 1188 and 1203[602]m AGNES de Perroi, daughter of MATHIEU “li Turion” Seigneur de Perroi et de la Hérie & his wife Osilie ---.  A charter dated 1214 records that “Agnes filia Mathei militis de Perroi et Osilie cum Egidio milite de Merlemont marito suo” confirmed the sale of harvest from Faucausies made by “predictus M. pater suus cum uxore sua et liberis suis Radulfo milite et Ada” to Foigny abbey[603]

 

 

NICOLAS [IV] de Rumigny, son of NICOLAS [III] Seigneur de Rumigny & his wife Eva de Chièvres ([1150/55]-[19/20] Feb 1205).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Nicholaum…Ruminium possedit…et Hugonem qui Florinas castrum tenuit" as sons of "Nicholaus qui et Ruminium et Florinas castra posedit" & his wife[604]Seigneur de Rumigny.  A charter of Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg dated 1179 records that “Nicolas IV de Rumigny” consented to a donation made by “son frère Hugues seigneur de Florennes” to Alne abbey[605].  A charter dated 1190 records the rights of “la commune des Autels” and that “Nicholaus dominus de Rumigniaco” noted that “soror mea Juliana et nepos meus Rogerus dominus de Roseto cum fratre suo Nicholao sub manum mean cub cujus tutela erant” had promised to respect the provisions[606].  “...Nicholas de Romenhi et frater suus Hugo de Florines...” subscribed the charter dated [6 Apr/1 Jul] 1197 under which Albert Bishop of Liège restored property to Huy Notre-Dame taken by “Iohannes miles de Flauion[607].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco” settled disputes with the church of Bucilly in 1181, with the agreement of “Hugo frater ipsius Nicolai”, and with “dominus Jacobus de Guisia, dominus Raynaldus de Roseto et dominus Nicolaus de Barbenchon” as guarantors[608].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...dominus Nicholes de Rumeigni in Tereschia...” in De Sparnaco[609].  “Nicholaus dominus Rumigniaci” donated harvest production to Ghislenghien monastery by charter dated Feb 1203 (O.S.)[610].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XI Kal Mar" of "Nicholaus miles de Rumigniaco"[611]

[m firstly ---.  The possibility of this first marriage is indicated by the discussion of the charter dated 1188 in which Nicolas’s son Gaucher is named (see below).] 

m [secondly] as her first husband, MATHILDE d'Avesnes, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise ([1170]-5 Nov, 1237 or after).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Machtildem, Aelidem, Adeluyam et Agnetem" as the four daughters of "Nicolai Plukelli filius primogenitus Jacobus" and his wife, adding that "primogenita" married "comiti de Cisneio" and (incorrectly) as her second husband "domino Nicolao de Rumengni", and naming their three sons "Nicolaum, Hugonem et Jacobum"[612].  The Chronicon Hanoniense refers to one of the daughters of "Iacobum [filium Nicholai…de Avethnes]" & his wife as wife of "Nicholao…Nicholay de Ruminio et Damison de Cirvia filio" but does not name her[613].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…domina de Rumigniaco in Teraische: castrum…” in De Magnis Feodis[614].  She married secondly Louis IV Comte de Chiny.  “Nicholaus de Rumigniaco dominus de Florinis” accepted the arbitral decision relating to damage caused to Saint-Nicaise, relating to property inherited “post decessum bone memorie N. patris mei jure hereditario” and committing to obtain the consent of “matrem meam”, by charter dated Sep 1229[615].  “...Comitissa de Chinniaco, soror domini Bouchardi de Avenis et filie eius...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[616].  “Mathildis domina de Rumegny” donated “duo diurnalia vinearum apud Ars” to Orval, with the consent of “abbas Aureævallis et soror mea de Rosoir”, by charter dated Jul 1237[617].  The necrology of Orval records the death “Non Nov” of “Matildis comitissa de Chiny uxor Ludovici junioris” and her donation of “molendinum de Tonelle et...prati ante Ivodium[618]

Nicolas [IV] & his [first wife had one child]: 

1.         [GAUCHER de Rumigny ([1170/72]-after 1188).  Roland indicates that Gaucher was the son of Nicolas [IV] de Rumigny.  He assumes that Gaucher was his father’s oldest son but did not inherit the seigneuries of Florennes and Rumigny “par vice de naissance[619].  Roland’s assumption appears to be based on the following rather confusing document: a charter dated “1158” records that “Nicolas de Rumigny chevalier” agreed to return “la grange de Watignies” to Foigny abbey, with “Hug. de Florines, frère de Nicolas, Vauthier, son fils, Guy de Cheris, Reginald de Donchiaco, Baudoin, son frère, Godefroy de Winti, Nicolas de Bazoches, Jean de Amandimonte” as guarantors[620].  Roland redates this document to 1188[621].  This new date would be consistent with the dating of other documents in the compilation if the listing was in strict date order, although that is not the case[622].  The presence of “Nicolas de Bazoches” does suggest that 1188 is the more likely date.  However, the birth of Nicolas [IV] de Rumigny can safely be dated to [1150/55], which stretches the chronology for Gaucher to have been sufficiently mature to have guaranteed the obligation under this 1188 charter especially if he was the same person who is named in charters until Apr 1240 (and particularly if Gaucher died in 1254 as indicated by Roland).  One possibility is that Gaucher was born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage of his father, not later than [1170/72].  If that is correct, Roland’s supposition of “vice de naissance” to explain his exclusion from the succession seems unlikely to be correct: if Gaucher was illegitimate, it appears improbable that he would have been treated as his father’s oldest son in 1188.  It is more likely that this Gaucher died soon after 1188 and that a second son named Gaucher was born to Nicolas [IV]’s [second] wife and is the Gaucher de Rumigny who is named in charters dated between 1206 and 1240 (see below).  This solution is not ideal, as Gaucher’s wife was named with him in the 1206 charter, meaning that the younger Gaucher married when aged 18 or under.] 

Nicolas [IV] & his [second] wife had four children: 

2.         NICOLAS [V] de Rumigny (-1257, after 21 Mar, bur Bonnefontaine)Seigneur de Florennes.  “Nicholaus de Ruminiaco” issued a charter dated May 1214 relating to revenue from the wood of Rumigny and defining its extent[623].  Seigneur d´Aubenton, de Logny, et de Buire-Fontaine.  Seigneur de Rumigny 1226.  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[624].  “Nicholaus de Rumigniaco dominus de Florinis” accepted the arbitral decision relating to damage caused to Saint-Nicaise, relating to property inherited “post decessum bone memorie N. patris mei jure hereditario” and committing to obtain the consent of “matrem meam”, by charter dated Sep 1229[625].  “...Nicholaus de Rummigniaco et duo fratres et duo filii eius majores natu...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[626].  “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco et de Florines” donated property to Bonnefontaine abbey, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee et liberorum meorum”, by charter dated May 1235[627].  Seigneur de Château-Porcien: “Nicolaus de Ruminiaco et de castro Portuensi dominus” donated fishing rights to Chaumont, with the consent of “Isabelle uxoris mee et liberorum meorum”, by charter dated May 1239[628].  “Nycholaus de Ruminiaco et de Florinis dominus” confirmed the donation of “patronatus...de Suriche” to Notre-Dame de Dinant, made by “pie memorie dominum Hugonem avunculum et antecessorem nostrum”, by charter dated Sep 1240[629].  “Egidius dominus de Hierge et de Venecimont advocatus” acknowledged that the woods of Vencimont belonged to Florennes monastery, and promised to make the same declaration before “domino nostro Hugone dominoque Nicholao patre eiusdem Hugonis dominis de Florinis”, by charter dated 24 Apr 1248[630].  Seigneur de Boves: “Nicolaus miles dominus de Rumigniaco et de Boves” confirmed a donation made by “son frère Jacques” to Foigny by charter dated Jul 1255[631].  m (before May 1214) ISABELLE de Boves, daughter of ENGUERRAND [II] de Coucy Seigneur de Boves & his second wife Ada de Nesle (-after Jul 1263).  “Nicolaus dominus de Rumigniaco et de Florines” donated property to Bonnefontaine abbey, with the consent of “Elisabeth uxoris mee et liberorum meorum”, by charter dated May 1235[632].  Dames de Boves et de Château-Porcien: “Yssabella domina de Bova et de Porciens” confirmed the concession made by “quondam...Nicholai domini de Rumigniaco quondam mariti mei” to Chaumont abbey by charter dated Jul 1259[633].  Nicolas [V] & his wife had ten children: 

a)         NICOLAS [VI] de Rumigny (-killed in battle 1249).  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[634].  “...Nicholaus de Rummigniaco et duo fratres et duo filii eius majores natu...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[635]m (Jul 1246) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Piquigny, daughter of GERARD de Piquigny Vidame d'Amiens & his first wife Laure de Montfort (-after 1257).  She married secondly (before Jun 1251) as his second wife, Thomas de Coucy Seigneur de Vervins.  The Chronicle of Baudouin d´Avesnes records that "Thomas", son of "Thomas dominus de Veruin ex Mathilde primogenita filia comitis de Retest", married secondly "Margaretam vicedomini de Pinkengni filiam"[636].  "Thomas de Cociaco junior miles et Margarita filia vice-domini de Piqueniaco uxor eius" granted privileges to Vaux de Cernay by charter dated Jun 1251[637]

b)         HUGUES [II] de Rumigny (-2 Aug 1270).  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[638].  “...Nicholaus de Rummigniaco et duo fratres et duo filii eius majores natu...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[639].  “Egidius dominus de Hierge et de Venecimont advocatus” acknowledged that the woods of Vencimont belonged to Florennes monastery, and promised to make the same declaration before “domino nostro Hugone dominoque Nicholao patre eiusdem Hugonis dominis de Florinis”, by charter dated 24 Apr 1248[640].  "Hue chevalier seigneur de Rumigny et de Boves" granted navigation rights to "Bernard seigneur de Moreul" by charter dated 1249[641]Seigneur de Rumigny.  Seigneur de Boves, de Florennes et d´Aubenton.  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[642]m firstly YOLANDE de Nesle, daughter of JEAN [II] de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his first wife Marie de Chimay (-[1238/Apr 1242]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille monseignour Alart de Chimay ki siet en Haynau...hoirs de la terre de Chimai" by whom he had “2 fils et 3 filles...la seconde fille...Yolens fut mariee a monseignour Huon de Rumigni” by whom she died “sans avoir hoir de lui[643].  The date of her death is estimated from the charter dated Apr 1242 under which "Johannes comes Suessionensis" promised to transfer to the bishop of Liège all he could recover from "domino N. de Ruminiaco" under the marriage contract between “filio suo et filia mea[644]m secondly as her first husband, PHILIPPA van Beveren, daughter of DIRK [IV] van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude & his wife Marguerite de Brienne (-[1 Feb 1304/17 Jul 1306], bur Valenciennes Dominican Church).  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[645].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Philippa domina de Martigniaco et Rumigniaco” acknowledged that “decimas...dicti Martigniaci” belonged to Bucilly in 1272[646].  She married secondly, as his first wife, Jacques [II] Seigneur de Werchin.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a series of documents relating to the succession of her brother Erard van Beveren Châtelain de Dixmude[647].  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[648].  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[649].  Thierry Stasser has also discussed the question[650].  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[651].  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[652].  Hugues [II] & his second wife had two children: 

i)          ISABELLE de Rumigny (Jun 1263-after 7 Dec 1325[653], bur Abbaye de Bonnefontaine).  The marriage contract between “Thiebaut l’annei fil le Dus de Lorreigne” and “demoiselle Ysabelle la fille monsignor Huon de Remignei qui fus...et madame Philippe dame de Remignei” is undated[654].  Dame de Florennes, de Boves, de Rumigny, de Martigny et d'Aubenton.  A parliamentary decision dated 1281 recognised that "de medietate villa d´Aubenton" owed homage to “Ioannes primogenitus comitis Suessionensis...et Margaretæ uxoris sua filia quondam domini de Rumigneyo” who shared the succession of her father “cum sorore sua Ysabella uxore Theobaldi primogeniti ducis Lotharingiæ[655].  The marriage contract between "Gauchiers de Chastillon Cuens de Porciens et connestable de France" and “madame Ysabel dame de Rumigny et de Boue et duchesse de Lorraine” is dated Mar 1312 (O.S.?)[656].  Letters dated 1315 record that "Gauchiers de Chastillon cuens de Porciens et connestable de France" sold “la terre de Ysse” to Reims Saint-Denis with the consent of “Ysabel duchesse de Lorraine sa femme[657]m firstly (contract Apr 1270, [Toul] 23 May 1278) THIBAUT de Lorraine, son of FERRY III Duke of Lorraine & his wife Marguerite de Champagne Infanta de Navarra (1263-13 May 1312, bur Beaupré Abbey).  He succeeded his father in 1303 as THIBAUT II Duke of Lorrainem secondly (contract Mar 1313) as his third wife, GAUCHER [V] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Porcien, son of GAUCHER [IV] de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon & his wife Isabelle de Villehardouin (-1329). 

ii)         MARGUERITE de Rumigny .  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Jehans...conte de Soissons" married "la fille le conte de Montfort...Marguerite si ot de li 3 fils et une fille, li ainsnes des filz...Jehans" married “la fille monseignour Huon seignour de Rumigni, si ot de li une fille[658].  A parliamentary decision dated 1281 recognised that "de medietate villa d´Aubenton" owed homage to “Ioannes primogenitus comitis Suessionensis...et Margaretæ uxoris sua filia quondam domini de Rumigneyo” who shared the succession of her father “cum sorore sua Ysabella uxore Theobaldi primogeniti ducis Lotharingiæ[659].  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "Marguerite seur d’Elizabeth Duchesse de Lorraine", who had married “le fils du Comte de Cimay ensemble Comte de Soissons”, gave birth “le jour de Saint Benoist en la ville de Cimay” 1281 to “son premier filz”, adding that she had two sons “le premier…Iehan, le deuxiesme Hugue” specifying that Jean died without heirs[660]m (before 1281) JEAN [IV] Comte de Soissons, son of JEAN [III] de Nesle Comte de Soissons & his wife Marguerite de Montfort (-before May 1302). 

c)         JEAN de Rumigny (-after 1297).  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[661].  Seigneur de Girondelle, d’Avançon et de Saint-Loup-en-Champagne.  Canon at Reims 1243.  Provost at Cambrai 1263.  “Jean de Rumigny” donated land at Avançon to Reims, ratified by his brothers “Jacques...[et] Enguerrand”, by charter dated 1297[662]

d)         JACQUES de Rumigny (-after 1297).  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[663].  “Nicholas sires de Rumingni” and “Gauchier conte de Retest” agreed the marriage of “Jaquemins mes fius” and “Agneis damme de Reson niece au devant dit Gauchier” by charter dated 18 Sep 1253[664].  Seigneur de Resson.  “Jakes de Rumigni sires de Resson” accepted an adjournment of the dispute between “monsigneur Bauduin l´arcediaqre de Chaelons signeur de Autri, monsigneur Bauduin que on dit Dagart [...ses...neveus], et monsigneur Gauchier son frere signeurs des Amoises et de Charbonge” by charter dated 31 Mar 1259, and “Hues sires de Rumigni et de Florines” approved this action by “Jaques de Rumigni mes...freres” by another charter of the same date[665].  “Jean de Rumigny” donated land at Avançon to Reims, ratified by his brothers “Jacques...[et] Enguerrand”, by charter dated 1297[666].  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" died in 1313 and was buried “au cloistre de Collation…avec sa femme Ruesse[667]m (contract 18 Sep 1253) AGNES Dame de Resson, daughter of --- & his wife --- de Rethel (-after [1260]).  “Jehans kuens de Rettest” appointed arbitrators to decide a dispute between “Bauduin archidiacre de Chaalons et signor d´Autri” and “Agnes dame de Resson ma...niece” by charter dated 20 Oct 1248[668].  “Nicholas sires de Rumingni” and “Gauchier conte de Retest” agreed the marriage of “Jaquemins mes fius” and “Agneis damme de Reson niece au devant dit Gauchier” by charter dated 18 Sep 1253[669].  "Madame Agnès dame de Besson et avoueresse de Doucheri" notified "son oncle mons. Gauchier conte de Rethest" that "Roberts de Coucy" had returned "la disme de Doul" to his fief at the request of "mons. mon mari Jaqueme de Rumegni", by charter dated to [1260][670].  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" died in 1313 and was buried “au cloistre de Collation…avec sa femme Ruesse[671].  Jacques & his wife had one child: 

i)          JACQUES de Rumigny (-1313, bur Collation).  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" died in 1313 and was buried “au cloistre de Collation…avec sa femme Ruesse[672]m RUESSE, daughter of --- (-bur Collation).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" died in 1313 and was buried “au cloistre de Collation…avec sa femme Ruesse[673].  Jacques & his wife had six children: 

(a)       HUGUES de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[674]

(b)       NICOLAS de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[675]

(c)       JEAN de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[676]

(d)       ROBERT de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[677]

-         RUMIGNY FAMILY[678]

(e)       HELENE de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[679]

(f)        MARGUERITE de Rumigny .  A manuscript from Bonne-fontaine abbey records that "messire Jacques de la Roche sixième seigneur de Rumigny" had “quatre fils et deux filles…Hugue, Nicolas, Iehan et Robert, Helaine et Marguerite[680]

e)         ROBERT de Rumigny (-after 1262).  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[681].  Seigneur de Foulzy et d’Estrebay.  m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [ROBERT de Rumigny (-after Sep 1296).  Seigneur d’Any.  Seigneur de Saint-Martin.  “Robert de Rumigny écuyer seigneur d’Any et de Saint-Martin” withdrew claims against the monks at Foigny by charter dated 9 Aug 1294[682].  The fact that Robert was described as “écuyer” in this charter suggests that he was much younger than Robert de Rumigny who is named above.  The connection with Watignies, with which Robert’s supposed uncle Enguerrand was connected, suggests a close family connection.  Maybe Robert was the son of the senior Robert.  “Robert de Rumigny chevalier seigneur d’Any” reached agreement relating to the woods of Watignies for the monks at Foigny by charter dated Sep 1296[683].] 

f)          MATHILDE de Rumigny .  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[684]

g)         MARIE de Rumigny .  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[685]

h)         CLEMENCE de Rumigny .  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[686]

i)          MARGUERITE de Rumigny .  “Nicolas sire de Rumigny et Elisabeth son épouse” confirmed a donation made by “Gobert chevalier de Mont-Châlons” to Signy, with the approval of “liberi nostri...Nicholaus, Hugo, Johannes, Jacobus, Robertus, Mathildis, Maria, Clementia, Margareta”, by charter dated Mar 1227 (O.S.)[687]

j)          ENGUERRAND de Rumigny (-after 1297).  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Injorrandus filius noblis quondam viri Nicolai domini de Remigniaco” donated rights “in prato sito circa domum de Gland” to Bucilly in 1253[688].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Injorrandus de Rumigniaco dominus de Signiaco parvo” donated “pro domibus suis de Gland et de Signiaco aisancias in nemoribus...de Therasca” to Bucilly in 1158[689].  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Injorranus de Rumigniace dominus de Signiaco parvo et Alix eius uxor” confirmed the donation made to Bucilly in 1158, in 1266[690].  “Enguerrand de Rumigny chevalier seigneur de Signy-le-Petit” confirmed pasturage rights in the woods of Watignies to Foigny by charter dated Sep 1296[691].  “Jean de Rumigny” donated land at Avançon to Reims, ratified by his brothers “Jacques...[et] Enguerrand”, by charter dated 1297[692]m (before 1266) ALIX, daughter of ---.  The Breve Chronicon Buciliensis records that “Injorranus de Rumigniace dominus de Signiaco parvo et Alix eius uxor” confirmed the donation made to Bucilly in 1158, in 1266[693]

3.         GAUCHER de Rumigny (-[1254]).  A charter dated 1206 records an agreement between Reims Saint-Nicaise and “Walcherum militem de Rumigniaco” relating to the wood at Le Fréty, with the consent and advice of “Aelidis uxoris sue, Hugonis de Florinis avunculi et G. de Winthi[694].  “Nicholaus de Roseto” agreed to restore damage caused to the church of Reims, with “matrem meam Julianam dominam de Baucigni, dominum et fratrem meum Rogerum de Roseto, Gaucherum de Rumigniaco et Colinum fratrem eius” as guarantors, by charter dated Jan 1210 (O.S.)[695].  "Gaucher de Rumigny" did homage to "Hugues comte de Rethel" for revenue from Launoy, except for his allegiance to "Louis fils aîné du roi de France, de Roger de Rozoy et de Nicolas de Rumigny", by charter dated Sep 1221[696].  “Walcherus de Rumigniaco miles” reached agreement with Saint-Nicaise relating to the wood at Le Fréty and property at Bossus, with the support of “Aelidis uxor mea et Hugo filius meus”, by charter dated Jul 1231[697].  Gaucher de Rumigny “seigneur des Autels” granted rights relating to Mainbressy and Mainbresson to Bonnefontaine by charter dated 1231[698].  “...Nicholaus de Rummigniaco et duo fratres et duo filii eius majores natu...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[699].  Gaucher de Rumigny returned property in Auge, Tarzy and Fligny to the abbot of Saint-Michel-en-Thiéraches, with the consent of “Alix son épouse”, by charter dated Apr 1240[700].  Roland says that “suivant l’abbé Mahieux” (no citation reference) Gaucher died in 1254[701]m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1240).  “Walcherus de Rumigniaco miles” reached agreement with Saint-Nicaise relating to the wood at Le Fréty and property at Bossus, with the support of “Aelidis uxor mea et Hugo filius meus”, by charter dated Jul 1231[702].  Gaucher de Rumigny returned property in Auge, Tarzy and Fligny to the abbot of Saint-Michel-en-Thiéraches, with the consent of “Alix son épouse”, by charter dated Apr 1240[703].  Walcher & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES .  “Walcherus de Rumigniaco miles” reached agreement with Saint-Nicaise relating to the wood at Le Fréty, with the support of “Aelidis uxor mea et Hugo filius meus”, by charter dated Jul 1231[704].  “Hues de Rumigny chevaliers sire de Fagnueles et me dame Marie se femme” donated harvest produce to Laval-Dieu abbey for their anniversaries by charter dated Oct 1268[705]m MARIE, daughter of ---.  “Hues de Rumigny chevaliers sire de Fagnueles et me dame Marie se femme” donated harvest produce to Laval-Dieu abbey for their anniversaries by charter dated Oct 1268[706]

4.         HUGUES de Rumigny (-after Aug 1249).  Co-seigneur de Chièvres.  “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[707].  “Hugues de Rumigni” donated harvest from Chièvres to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself and “Marie son épouse”, with the consent of “Hugues son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1235[708].  “...Nicholaus de Rummigniaco et duo fratres et duo filii eius majores natu...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[709].  Seigneur de Fagnolles: “Hugues de Rumigny sire de Fagnolles et ses fils Hugues le jeune et Nicolas...chevaliers et Baudouin clerc” renounced rights relating to Chièvres in favour of Eename abbey by charter dated Aug 1249[710]m MARIE, daughter of ---.  “Hugues de Rumigni” donated harvest from Chièvres to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself and “Marie son épouse”, with the consent of “Hugues son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1235[711].  It is possible that Hugues became seigneur de Fagnolles through his wife: an earlier seigneur de Fagnolles is recorded in a charter dated 1215 under which “domino Jacobo milite de Faignou” sold “partem unius decime in villa de Trigne” to “duo fratres ecclesie nostre...Petrus curatus de Gomingeez et Johannes scolasticus Florinensis” who donated it to Florennes monastery[712].  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES de Rumigny (-after Oct 1268).  “Hugues de Rumigni” donated harvest from Chièvres to Epinlieu abbey, for the souls of himself and “Marie son épouse”, with the consent of “Hugues son fils aîné”, by charter dated 1235[713].  “Hugues de Rumigny sire de Fagnolles et ses fils Hugues le jeune et Nicolas...chevaliers et Baudouin clerc” renounced rights relating to Chièvres in favour of Eename abbey by charter dated Aug 1249[714]

-        SEIGNEURS de FAGNOLLES[715]

b)         NICOLAS de Rumigny (-after 1253).  “Hugues de Rumigny sire de Fagnolles et ses fils Hugues le jeune et Nicolas...chevaliers et Baudouin clerc” renounced rights relating to Chièvres in favour of Eename abbey by charter dated Aug 1249[716]

c)         BAUDOUIN de Rumigny .  “Hugues de Rumigny sire de Fagnolles et ses fils Hugues le jeune et Nicolas...chevaliers et Baudouin clerc” renounced rights relating to Chièvres in favour of Eename abbey by charter dated Aug 1249[717]

5.         JACQUES de Rumigny (-after Jul 1255, bur Reims Saint-Nicaise).  Seigneur de la Neuville, d’Auge, et du Gueux [en Champagne].  “Jacques de Rumigny et Hawide son épouse” donated their rights “sur la vigne de Gueux et un pré à Muizon” to Igny by charter dated Jun 1226[718].  “Jacobus de Rumigny miles” settled his dispute with Henri Archbishop of Reims, with the consent of “dominum Thomam de Couciaco et dominum Waucherum fratrem meum...dominus Roger de Roseto...dominum Nicholaum fratrem meum...uxore mea” as guarantors, by charter dated Dec 1227[719].  Marlot states that “Jacques de Rumigny seigneur de Neuville et d’Ogies, du sang royal” founded a mass for the souls of “sa femme Helvide et d’Isabelle sa seconde et de ses enfants” at Reims Saint-Nicaise, undated[720].  Martin dates this charter to 1247[721].  “Jacobus de Rumigniaco miles dominus de Bosenoe” donated revenue “ad wionagia de Avesnis”, held “in feodo a...fratre meo domino Nicholao de Rumigniaco”, to Foigny by charter dated Jul 1255[722].  “Nicolaus miles dominus de Rumigniaco et de Boves” confirmed a donation made by “son frère Jacques” to Foigny by charter dated Jul 1255[723]m firstly HAWIDE, daughter of ---.  “Jacques de Rumigny et Hawide son épouse” donated their rights “sur la vigne de Gueux et un pré à Muizon” to Igny by charter dated Jun 1226[724]m secondly ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-before 1247).  Marlot states that “Jacques de Rumigny seigneur de Neuville et d’Ogies, du sang royal” founded a mass for the souls of “sa femme Helvide et d’Isabelle sa seconde et de ses enfants” at Reims Saint-Nicaise, undated[725].  Martin dates this charter to 1247[726]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the precise relationship between the following person and the Rumigny family shown above has not been identified. 

 

1.         JEANNE de Rumigny, daughter of --- (-1303, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon).  Dame de Montcornet.  Petit records that Milon [X] married in 1294 “une riche héritière de Picardie, Jeanne de Rumigny” whose dowry was “la terre de Montcornet”, without citing the source on which he bases this information[727].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been traced.  Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that she was the possible daughter of Jacques de Rumigny and his wife Agnes de Resson (see above)[728]m (1294) as his first wife, MILON [X] Seigneur de Noyers, son of MILON [IX] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Marie de Châtillon-sur-Marne Dame de Crécy (-21 Sep 1350, bur Abbaye de Marcilly-lès-Avallon). 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de HAN-sur-LIESSE

 

 

Han-sur-Liesse is located about five kilometres south-west of Rochefort, and about 45 kilometres south-east of Namur, in the present-day Belgian province of Namur.  The reconstruction of this family shown below is far from complete. 

 

 

1.         GODEFROI de Han (-after 14 Jun 1096).  “...Godefridus de Ham...” witnessed the charter dated 14 Jun 1096 under which Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought Couvin castle from Baudouin de Mons[729]

 

2.         INGOBRAND [I] de Han (-after 1131).  “...Ingobrandus de Ham et Ingobrandus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[730]m ---.  The name of Ingobrand’s wife is not known.  Ingobrand [I] & his wife had one child:  

a)         INGOBRAND [II] de Han .  “...Ingobrandus de Ham et Ingobrandus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1131 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Brogne[731]

 

 

1.         GODEFROI de Han-sur-Liessem HELWIDE, daughter of ---.  Thierry d’Orjo cites various sources which suggest that Helwide may have been the daughter of Thierry [I] Seigneur de Walcourt[732].  Godefroi & his wife had two children: 

a)         NICOLAS de Han-sur-Liesse (-after 1203).  "Guidericus…comes de Monte Acuto" donated rights to the church at Melreux to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, confirming the donations of "antecessorum nostrorum…Godefridi comitis et filiorum eius Egidii et Cononis", by charter dated to after 25 May 1189 witnessed by "…Nicholai castellani Buloniensis, Henrici advocati ecclesiæ Sancti Huberti…"[733].  Châtelain de Bouillon, de iure uxoris.  "Militibus meis Godefridi de Ham et Geluidis uxoris eius, Nicolai castellani de Bullion, Theodorici junior de Fain…" witnessed the charter dated to [25 May 1189/1196] under which "Heinricus…comes Namucensis et Luzeleburgensis" attested two donations to Saint-Hubert Ardenne[734].  "Nicholaus castellanus Buloniensis" notified the donation of revenue from Mallen to Saint-Hubert, Ardenne made by "mater mea Geluidis moriens" and confirmed by "patre meo Godefrido", by charter dated 1203, witnessed by "Henricus advocatus, Gerardus de Bearenc, Symon de Ham…"[735]m --- de Bouillon, daughter of HERIBRAND Châtelain de Bouillon & his first wife Marguerite ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 25 May 1189 under which [her father] "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[736].  The listing of those present in this document suggests that the donor may have had three daughters, with “Nicolai de Ham generi mei” representing his wife who would have been Héribrand’s oldest daughter and the two younger daughters (both of whom were presumably unmarried at the time) acting in their own names.  This interpretation of the document is not beyond doubt.  Nicholas & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [HERIBRAND (-after Oct 1231).  The primary source which confirms that Héribrand was the son of Nicolas de Han-sur-Liesse has not been identified.  However, this parentage appears probable assuming that he was named after his maternal grandfather.  Seigneur de Han.  "Egidius dominus de Rupeforti" approved a donation to Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, with the consent of "Herbrandi domini de Ham", by charter dated 1225[737].  “Hebrannus dominus de Hans” waived levies “apud Rogefort” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ermengardis”, by charter dated Oct 1231, sealed by “domini Aegidii de Rupeforti[738]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after Oct 1231).  “Hebrannus dominus de Hans” waived levies “apud Rogefort” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ermengardis”, by charter dated Oct 1231[739].] 

b)         IDA (-after 25 May 1189).  "Herbrannus Buloniensis castellanus" donated property at Noyers to Ardenne Saint-Hubert by charter dated 25 May 1189, in the presence of "Idæ uxoris meæ et fratris eius Nicolai de Ham generi mei et filiarum mearum Cæciliæ et Agnetis"[740]m as his second wife, HERIBRAND Châtelain de Bouillon, son of THIERRY Châtelain de Bouillon & his wife Mathilde (-after 25 May 1189). 

 

 

1.         RENARD (-after Dec 1260).  No primary source has yet been identified which confirms whether Renard was descended from the above family.  Seigneur de Han-sur-Liesse.  “Renars sires de Hans sor Leiche” declared that Saint-Rémy abbey had bought harvest to be taken from “le moitiet de la dime Henri Doing quil tient de moi” by charter dated Dec 1260[741]

 

 

 

H.      AVOUES de HUY

 

 

Carré suggests that the seal used in 1238 (probably by Gauthier [VII] de Barse Avoué de Huy, see below), the contre-sceau of which shows “l’écu à la bande coticée des Beaufort entouré de la devise: Veritas”, suggests a family relationhip between the avoués de Huy and the seigneurs de Beaufort[742].  Presumably this connection could have been through the female line, maybe through Gauthier [VII]’s mother, especially considering that an earlier seal used in 1235 did not include the same arms. 

 

 

1.         ADALARD (-killed in battle Hoegaarden 10 Oct 1013).  Avoué de Huy.  The necrology of Huy Notre-Dame records the death “VI Id Oct” of “Alardi advocati et aliorum in bello Hugardi...occisi[743]

 

2.         BOSON [I] (-after 1032).  Avoué de Huy.  Tihon records “le premier avoué de Huy...Boson”, who exchanged property at Bovenistier with Liège Sainte-Croix by charter dated 1032[744]

 

3.         GAUTHIER [I] (-after 1067).  [Goethals, in his mid-19th century history of the Beaufort-Spontin family (of dubious accuracy as noted in the introduction to the Beaufort section in the present document, above), names “Wauthier II comte et sire de Beaufort, seigneur de Gosne, de Filée, de Gesves, de Spontin, de Fallais, de Havelange” as son of an earlier “Wauthier comte de Beaufort” and his wife “Ermengarde, que l’on croit être de la maison de Limbourg”, citing “Généalogie de Beaufort, dressée en 1737 par la chambre héraldique de Brabant[745].  Goethals continues by asserting that Wazo Bishop of Liège granted “la terre de Fallais à charge de la tenir en fief de l’église de Saint-Lambert [de Liège]” to Gauthier [I] by charter dated 29 Nov 1044[746].  Poswick reports that “au témoignage de Benoît de Lobbes, rapporté par Le Fort” Wazo Bishop of Liège granted “la terre de Fallais” to Gauthier by charter dated 29 Nov 1044[747].  There seems no reason to accept the accuracy of any of this information, although the following documents show that Gauthier did exist.]  Avoué de Huy.  “...Walterus advocatus ecclesie...” subscribed the charter dated [24 Aug] 1066 under which Theodouin Bishop of Liège established canons at Huy Notre-Dame[748].  “Dietwinus...Leodiensis episcopus...per manus Walteri advocati” donated “allodium ville...Obecca [Ulbeeck]” to Huy Notre-Dame, with the consent of “nepoti meo Sefrido”, by charter dated 1067[749].  [Goethals, citing the same  “Généalogie de Beaufort”, indicates that Gauthier married “Hadewige de Los, fille d’Othon comte de Los et de Duras, et d’Ermengarde, petite-fille de Gilbert comte de Los et d’Emma de Namur” [see LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY for this family], and names the couple’s supposed four sons[750].  Once again, Goethals’s information is highly suspect.  It is assumed that the 1737 genealogy was produced by flatterers to fabricate a more illustrious ancestry for the Beaufort-Spontin family.] 

 

4.         BOSON [II] (-after 1083).  Avoué de HuyA charter of Henri Bishop of Liège dated 1083 names (in order) “...Boson de Barse, Boson avoué de Huy...[751]

 

5.         GAUTHIER [II] (-after 3 May 1091).  Avoué de Huy.  He is named as such in the 3 May 1091 charter in which his son Boson [III] is named, quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         BOSON [III] (-after 7 Aug 1106).  “...Boso filius aduocati Walteri...” subscribed the charter dated 3 May 1091 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut sold “allodium de Gengetauvia” Huy Notre-Dame[752]

 

6.         ENGUERRAND de Horpael (-after 1096).  He is named in the 1096 charter quoted below which names his son-in-law.  m ---.  Enguerrand & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Horpaelm (before 1096) BOSON de Barse, son of --- (-after 1116).  A charter of Henri Bishop of Liège dated 1083 names (in order) “...Boson de Barse, Boson avoué de Huy...[753].  Obert Bishop of Liège sold rights in various properties, naming “Engeranno de Horpala vel genero eius Bosoni de Barz”, by charter dated 1096[754].  "...Boso de Braz..." subscribed the charter dated 1116 under which the provost of Liège Saint-Lambert notified the declaration made by "Reinerum advocatum" concerning “advocatia de Landenes et Nordrenges et Hallei[755]

 

7.         BOSON [IV] .  Avoué de HuyThe dating clause of the charter dated 1106, after 7 Aug, under which Otbert Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation made by “Willebertus et uxor eius Gifeldis” Huy Notre-Dame, records “...Bosone aduocato...[756]

 

8.         GAUTHIER [III] [de Barse] (-after 1130).  “...Walterus de Barz...” subscribed the charter dated 25 May 1129 under which Alexander Bishop of Liège recorded an agreement between Notre-Dame de Huy and the inhabitants of Ulbeek[757]Avoué de Huy: “...Walterus advocatus...” subscribed the charter dated 1130, after 21 Sep, under which Alexander Bishop of Liège granted rights to Neufmoustier abbey near Huy[758]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         GAUTHIER [IV] [de Barse] (-after 1182).  Avoué de Huy: "...Gualterus advocatus de Barz et Lambertus frater eius...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio..." witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Godefroi de Clermont Comte de Duras granted rights in the forests of Clermont to Flône[759].  “Walterus advocatus, Lambertus Hoyensis et Arnulfus frater eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1158 under which Henri Bishop of Liège notified that “Godefridum de Herant...” had donated a mill at Hérédiat to Huy Notre-Dame[760].   “Walter de Barse” was named in charters dated 1161 and 1165[761].  “...Walterus advocatus Hoiensis, Lambertus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Raoul Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation of property at Heid-en-Condros to Huy Saint-Jean-Baptiste[762].  "...Gualterus de Barc advocatus et filius eius..." witnessed the charter dated 1182 under which Conon Comte de Montagu et de Duras donated the church of Saint-Martin, Hermalle to Flône[763]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Barse (-after 1182).  "...Gualterus de Barc advocatus et filius eius..." witnessed the charter dated 1182 under which Conon Comte de Montagu et de Duras donated the church of Saint-Martin, Hermalle to Flône[764]same person as...?  GAUTHIER [V] de BarseAvoué de Huy.  "...Walterus advocatus de Bar..." witnessed the charter dated 22 Jun 1203 under which Hugues Bishop of Liège notified fiefs granted to Louis Comte de Looz[765].  "...advocatus de Barz..." witnessed the charter dated 18 Apr 1209 under which Hugues Bishop of Liège notified the fief of Sanson granted to Philippe Marquis et Comte de Namur[766]

2.         LAMBERT (-after 1170).  "...Gualterus advocatus de Barz et Lambertus frater eius...Lambertus et Arnulfus frater eius de Hoio..." witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Godefroi de Clermont Comte de Duras granted rights in the forests of Clermont to Flône[767].  “...Walterus advocatus Hoiensis, Lambertus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which Raoul Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation of property at Heid-en-Condros to Huy Saint-Jean-Baptiste[768]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [VI] de Barse (-[29 Nov 1235/1238]).  Avoué de Huy"Walterus dominus de Barch et advocatus Hoyensis" donated “allodium meum de Barch”, with the consent of “Walterii filii mei”, to Jean Bishop of Liège who enfeoffed Gauthier junior with the property, by charter dated 28 Jan 1232 (O.S.)[769].  “W. de Barche avoué de Huy et W. son fils” donated “de la grosse dîme des alleux de Barche” to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Euvrinus d’Oschan gendre du susdit avoué et sa fille Marjules”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1235[770].  He died before 30 Apr 1248, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  The seal of “Walter sire de Barse” in 1238 was round and displayed “une tour à crénaux baignant dans les flots de la Meuse”, while the reverse (“contre-sceau”) showed “l’écu à la bande coticée des Beaufort entouré de la devise: Veritas[771].  Borman & Poncelet, highlighting the difference from the seal used in 1235 which was oval and decorated “seulement d’une tour à trois crénaux”, suggested that Gauthier [VI] had died [1235/38].  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gauthier’s wife has not been identified.  The reference to the 1238 contre-sceau of her son Gauthier [VII] showing the arms of Beaufort suggests a connection through his mother.  Gauthier [VI] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [VII] de Barse (-[7 Apr 1260/1263]).  "Walterus dominus de Barch et advocatus Hoyensis" donated “allodium meum de Barch”, with the consent of “Walterii filii mei”, to Jean Bishop of Liège who enfeoffed Gauthier junior with the property, by charter dated 28 Jan 1232 (O.S.)[772].  “...chevaliers:...Wautier fils de l’avoué de Barz...” subscribed the charter dated 6 Jan 1234 under which Jean Bishop of Liège confirmed that Henri Marquis de Namur swore homage for “[le] château de Samson” by charter dated 6 Jan 1234[773].  “W. de Barche avoué de Huy et W. son fils” donated “de la grosse dîme des alleux de Barche” to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Euvrinus d’Oschan gendre du susdit avoué et sa fille Marjules”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1235[774]Avoué de HuyThe seal of “Walter sire de Barse” in 1238 was round and displayed “une tour à crénaux baignant dans les flots de la Meuse”, while the reverse (“contre-sceau”) showed “l’écu à la bande coticée des Beaufort entouré de la devise: Veritas[775].  As noted above, Borman & Poncelet, highlighting the difference from the seal used in 1235, suggested that the 1238 seal was of Gauthier [VII].  “W. de Barse avoué de Huy” requested Hendrik van Gelre Bishop of Liège to confirm the donation made by “lui et son père W.” of “de la dîme de leurs alleux de Barche” to Val-Saint-Lambert, as well as the donation of “une partie de la dîme de Vierset (Verseilh)” made by “son parent W. de Pere (Paire)”, by charter dated 30 Apr 1248[776]Waltherus de Barth advocatus Hoiensis, Rigaldus, Egidius, Johannes fratres ac milites de Belloforti”, noted that “Arnoldus miles quondam dominus de Belloforti” had donated “decime sue...de Benz et de Bialfort” to Solières, with the consent of “Henrici militis, Arnoldi, Waltheri et Clementie heredum suorum”, before the last-named entered the abbey as a nun, by charter dated 21 Sep 1250[777].  "Walterus dominus de Barche advocatus Hoiensis et Beatrix eius uxor" relinquished rights over “villa et in territorio de Marchins”, donated by “dominus Anselmus bone memorie dictus de Barbechon”, in favour of Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 24 Nov 1257[778].  A donation to Val-Saint-Lambert was made in the presence of “W. de Barch avoué de Huy” by charter dated 30 Mar 1258 (O.S.)[779].  Tihon records “le dernier des avoué de Huy de la race de Barse...Walter”, who died [1260/63][780]m firstly BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  "Walterus dominus de Barche advocatus Hoiensis et Beatrix eius uxor" relinquished rights over “villa et in territorio de Marchins”, donated by “dominus Anselmus bone memorie dictus de Barbechon”, in favour of Liège Saint-Lambert by charter dated 24 Nov 1257[781].  Carré records that Beatrix is named with her husband in 1259-60[782]m secondly (1260, before 7 Apr) SARA, daughter of ---.  Carré records that Gauthier [VII] is named with his wife Sara in a charter dated 7 Apr 1260[783]

b)         MARJULIS de BarseW. de Barche avoué de Huy et W. son fils” donated “de la grosse dîme des alleux de Barche” to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Euvrinus d’Oschan gendre du susdit avoué et sa fille Marjules”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1235[784]m  (before 29 Nov 1235) EBROUIN d’Ochain, son of ---.  W. de Barche avoué de Huy et W. son fils” donated “de la grosse dîme des alleux de Barche” to Val-Saint-Lambert, with the consent of “Euvrinus d’Oschan gendre du susdit avoué et sa fille Marjules”, by charter dated 29 Nov 1235[785]  

c)         ALIX de Barse (-after 17 May 1279)Avoueresse de HuyTihon names “Aelis...avoueresse de Huy...dame de Vierset” as sister of Gauthier who died [1260/63], noting that “Lefort, d’après un manuscrit de Massart” named “Walter de Beaufort” as her husband but highlighting that this suggestion is disproved by the 15 Apr 1263 charter of her son Henri, quoted below[786]Aelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[787]Tihon, on the assumption that her son Henri was named after his father and that “monseigneur” implies that the person in question was the grantor’s husband, suggests that Aelis married “Henri de Jauche[788].  One difficulty with this suggestion is that Alix’s son Henri used a seal which bore the arms of Fontaine-l’Evêque, as noted below.  Jean Bishop of Liège settled a dispute involving Walterum de Ossen armigerem et suos coheredes liberos quondam Gerardi de Ossen militis...et Walterum quondam avocatum Hoiensem”, naming “Walterus nunc avocatus Hoyensis filius et heres Henrici quondam avocati Hoyensis...nobilis matrona Aelidis ava dicti Walteri avocati Hoyensis et Arnoldus de Bar canonicus Hoyensis filius dictus Aelidis et awonculus dicti avocati W”, by charter dated 17 May 1279[789][m firstly ---.  The possibility of this first marriage is suggested by the undated charter quoted below which names Alix’s four daughters.  Their consent under that document may be easier to explain if they were born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage.]  m [secondly] H[ENRI] [de Jauche], son of --- (-[1257/15 Apr 1263], bur Heylissem).  Aelis & her [first/second] husband had four children [as noted above, the consent required under the undated charter quoted below from Henri’s four sisters could make more sense if they were born a first marriage of their mother]: 

i)          SIBYLLEAelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[790].  Canoness at Nevele. 

ii)         FELICITE .  “Aelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[791].  Canoness at Nevele. 

iii)        ALIX .  “Aelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[792].  Canoness at Nevele. 

iv)       IDA .  “Aelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[793].  Canoness at Köln St Cecilia. 

Aelis & her [second] husband had two children: 

v)        HENRI [de Jauche] (-after 7 Jul 1271).  Seigneur de Barse: “Aelis dame de Vierset avoet de Huy et mes filles damoiselle Sibille et damoiselle Felicithas et damoiselle Aelis chanonesses de Nivelles et damoiselle Ide chanonesse de Sainte-Cécile de Cologne” granted “les aluez de Bars” to “Henri mon fils voet de Huy” by undated charter, sealed “do sael monsaignor de Jauche[794]Avoué de Huy.  “Henricus de Barch advocatus Hoyensis” sold property “in villis de Hamtial et de Libertinges [Hampteau...Libertange]” to Heylissem, for the soul of “domini H. militis patris mei in ecclesia Helencinensi sepulti”, by charter dated 15 Apr 1263[795]The seal of “Henri de Barse” attached to this charter displayed “un écu à une aigle au vol abaissé, brisé d’un filet brochant en bande. Légende: ---sagnor H.”, Borman & Poncelet commenting that these were the same arms as those used by “[le] lignage de Fontaine-l’Evêque[796]A charter dated 7 Jul 1271 records a peace agreement between Huy and Dinant and the bishop of Liège, naming "...Henri vowet de Hui..." among the guarantors[797].  He died before 17 May 1279, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m AGNES, daughter of ---.  Carré names Agnès as wife of Henri[798]Henri & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GAUTHIER [VIII] [de Jauche] (-[1292]).  Tihon records his parentage and death in 1292 “sant hoirs[799].  Goethals calls him Wauthier de Beaufort chevalier fils de Henri sire de Beaufort”, adding that he succeeded “son cousin Henri dans l’avouerie de Hay[800].  No record has been found which confirms that Gauthier, son of Henri Seigneur de Beaufort, was avoué de Huy (see SEIGNEURS de BEAUFORT, above), and in any case his correct parentage is confirmed by the 17 May 1279 charter quoted below.  Avoué de Huy.  Jean Bishop of Liège settled a dispute involving Walterum de Ossen armigerem et suos coheredes liberos quondam Gerardi de Ossen militis...et Walterum quondam avocatum Hoiensem”, naming “Walterus nunc avocatus Hoyensis filius et heres Henrici quondam avocati Hoyensis...nobilis matrona Aelidis ava dicti Walteri avocati Hoyensis et Arnoldus de Bar canonicus Hoyensis filius dictus Aelidis et awonculus dicti avocati W”, by charter dated 17 May 1279[801].  "...Wautier vouué et conseil de Huy..." subscribed the charter dated 19 Nov 1297 which records procedures established during the vacancy of the bishopric of Liège[802].  As this vacancy occurred in 1292/95, the date of this charter is incorrect.  If that is correct, the document refers to Gauthier [VIII].  Carré records the transfer of the body of St Ursula from Köln to Huy in 1292 at the time of the death of “l’avoué Walter le Jeune[803]

vi)       ARNAUD [de Barse] (-after 17 May 1279).  Canon at Huy Notre-Dame: Jean Bishop of Liège settled a dispute involving Walterum de Ossen armigerem et suos coheredes liberos quondam Gerardi de Ossen militis...et Walterum quondam avocatum Hoiensem”, naming “Walterus nunc avocatus Hoyensis filius et heres Henrici quondam avocati Hoyensis...nobilis matrona Aelidis ava dicti Walteri avocati Hoyensis et Arnoldus de Bar canonicus Hoyensis filius dictus Aelidis et awonculus dicti avocati W”, by charter dated 17 May 1279[804]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage, family origin, and name of the shady avoué de Huy who apparently succeeded Gauthier [VIII] (see above), and was father of Gauthier [IX], has not been identified.  Borman & Poncelet in fact name Gauthier [VIII] as father of Gauthier [IX][805], which if correct means that there was no such intervening avoué.  This suggestion does not appear impossible (although Carré says that “rien ne prouve que [Gauthier [VIII]] ait eu des héritiers[806]): no primary source has been found which names Gauthier [IX]’s father, as noted below, and Gauthier [IX] was named “de Barse” in the sources cited below.  Tihon suggests that Gauthier [VIII] was “cousin sous-germain de son successeur Walter de Beaufort”, the relationship being established through the Jauche family of Gauthier’s supposed paternal grandfather and the Jauche wife of Eustache [I] Seigneur de Haneffe who married Henri Seigneur de Beaufort (see above)[807].  This suggestion appears incorrect as the primary sources quoted above under the SEIGNEURS de BEAUFORT show that Henri Seigneur de Beaufort could only have been the ancestor of Gauthier [IX] if his second daughter Clémence was the latter’s mother (disproved by the sources quoted below).  This possible descent of the following family from the seigneurs de Beaufort, repeated in numerous secondary sources, appears confirmed only by Jacques de Hemricourt who records the father of Gauthier [IX] as “Voweit de Huy Saingnor de Barche, quy estoit de Linage de Beafort[808], a description which is imprecise enough to include a remote descent in the female line. 

 

1.         --- (-[1292] or [1300/04?])Avoué de Huy: Jacques de Hemricourt records the father of Gauthier [IX] avoué de Huy as “Voweit de Huy Saingnor de Barche, quy estoit de Linage de Beafort[809]Tihon names him “Walter de Beaufort” without citing the source which confirms this name[810].  As noted above, no primary source has yet been found which names this person in his own capacity, although Carré says that he was named [presumably Gauthier] in 1300 but provides no citation reference for the corresponding document[811].  Borman & Poncelet record that “Walter de Beaufort chevalier sire de Barse” was named in 1297[812], which is presumably based on the charter dated 19 Nov 1297 which must be misdated by several years (see above under Gauthier [VIII]).  Concerning the date of death of this person as shown above, “[1292]” is based on his co-identity with Gauthier [VIII], while “[1300/04]” assumes that there was a document dated 1300 in which he was named and that his widow married secondly before 1304 (see below).  In conclusion, no primary source has yet been identified which confirms that this person’s name was Gauthier or that he was a member of the Beaufort family.  m as her first husband, ALIX de Harduemont, daughter of ARNOUL Seigneur de Harduemont & his first wife Isabelle de Hemricourt (-[30 Nov 1316/6 Apr 1318]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly premire filhe de Monss. Ernut Saingnor de Harduemont, sereur a monss. Iohan et a Monss. Lambert” married “alle Voweit de Huy Saingnor de Barche, quy estoit de Linage de Beafort[813].  Borman & Poncelet name her parents as shown above[814].  The seal of “dne Ailidis [ad]vocate de Hoyo” is dated to end-13th century[815].  She married secondly (before 1304) Simon de ClermontCarré says that Simon de Clermont was named “avoué de Huy” in 1304 (no citation reference)[816]He succeeded his mother as Seigneur de Geneffe.  Dominus Lambertus de Harduemont miles” held “domum de Hautepenne”, in the presence of “...Johanne et Arnoldo de Herduemont fratribus militibus” and “Dominus Johannes de Harduemont miles eius frater mamburnus advocatisse Hoyensis sororis sue” held “advocatiam Hoyensem pro suo usufructo”, by charters dated 6 Sep 1314[817].  “Dominus Walterus de Barch advocatus Hoyensis miles” held “domum et terram de Barch cum advocatia Hoyensi” by and assigned property to “Marie filie Nicolai Malcortois de Wasege pro dote”, half due on the death of “sua matre advocatissa Hoyensi”, by charters dated 30 Nov 1316[818].  Alix is named “dame de Geneffe” (presumably deceased) in the 6 Apr 1318 charter of her son quoted below.  [It should be noted that Jacques de Hemricourt names “...une Dame mariée a Monss. Simon de Clermont...” as older daughter of “ly premire filhe de Monss. Ernut Saingnor de Harduemont, sereur a monss. Iohan et a Monss. Lambert” and her husband[819], but this suggested family connection appears inconsistent with the other primary sources quoted here.]  --- & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [IX] [de Barse] (-[1345]).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “Mess. Waltirs ly Voweit, quy morit sains hoir...” as the children of “ly premire filhe de Monss. Ernut Saingnor de Harduemont, sereur a monss. Iohan et a Monss. Lambert” and her husband “[le] Voweit de Huy Saingnor de Barche, quy estoit de Linage de Beafort”, in a later passage adding that “et assy issit de viez Saingnor de Beafort, Mess. Waltirs quy fut Avoweis de Huy et chil de Ramlo[820]Avoué de Huy.  He is named “Dominus Walterus de Barch advocatus Hoyensis miles” in his marriage contract quoted below.  Gauthier avoué de Huy transferred areas of land “lesquels venaient de sa mère Aelide dame de Geneffe” to Leonard de Meeffe by charter dated 6 Apr 1318[821].  “...Monsieur Wathy Voué de Huy...” subscribed the charter dated 25 Sep 1334 which recorded the settlement of the Awans/Waroux war[822].  Goethals records his death in 1345 without citing the source which confirms this information[823], presumably based on the following document.  A charter dated 1345 names “Gilles de Strée, Henri de Ramelot avoué de Huy, Marie de Blâcons veuve de Walter de Barse avoué de Huy chevalier[824]m (contract 30 Nov 1316) MARIE Malcourt, daughter of NICOLAS Malcourt Seigneur de Waseige & his wife --- (-after 1345).  Dominus Walterus de Barch advocatus Hoyensis miles” held “domum et terram de Barch cum advocatia Hoyensi” by and assigned property to “Marie filie Nicolai Malcortois de Wasege pro dote”, half due on the death of “sua matre advocatissa Hoyensi”, by charters dated 30 Nov 1316[825]A charter dated 1345 names “Gilles de Strée, Henri de Ramelot avoué de Huy, Marie de Blâcons veuve de Walter de Barse avoué de Huy chevalier[826]

b)         [AGNES] de Beaufort ([before 1300]-after 1324).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “...une Dame mariée a Monss. Simon de Clermont. Et une atre quy fut Dame de Barche et de Ramelo quy promirement fut mariée a Gerart de Ramelo le frere Henriet de Rolouez et secondement a Monss. Gilhe de Strez...” as the children of “ly premire filhe de Monss. Ernut Saingnor de Harduemont, sereur a monss. Iohan et a Monss. Lambert” and her husband, adding that “et assy issit de viez Saingnor de Beafort, Mess. Waltirs quy fut Avoweis de Huy et chil de Ramlo”, recording the descendants of the younger daughter by her second marriage in a later passage and her five children by her first marriage (and their descendants) in an even later passage[827].  Her birth-date is suggested from her having given birth to five children from her first marriage.  Goethals names the second daughter “Agnès de Beaufort”, notes that she inherited “la haute-avouerie de Huy et des alleux de Barche et de Vierset par la mort de son frère Gauthier”, and shows four generations of her descendants by her first marriage[828].  Borman & Poncelet name her “Agnes de Beaufort” and record that she was recorded as a widow in 1324 (no citation reference)[829].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified  The date of her death has not been ascertained.  The avouerie de Huy was inherited by Henri de Ramelot, her son by her first marriage, as shown by the 1345 charter cited below under her second husband.  m firstly GERARD Seigneur de Ramelot, son of HENRI de Rolloux & his second wife --- de Ramelot (-[1323]).  Borman & Poncelet name his parents (no citation reference)[830].  Carré notes Gérard’s testament dated 1323, in which his brother-in-law Gauthier [IX] was named executor[831]m secondly GILLES de Strée, son of --- (-after 1345).  A charter dated 1345 names “Gilles de Strée, Henri de Ramelot avoué de Huy, Marie de Blâcons veuve de Walter de Barse avoué de Huy chevalier[832]

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de MORIALMES

 

 

Morialmes, now known as Morialmé, lies about five kilometres west of Florennes in the present-day Belgian province of Namur.  The bishops of Liège were suzerains of the seigneurie de Morialmes[833].  Morialmes passed by marriage to the family of the seigneurs de Condé in the early 13th century.  The seigneurs de Morialmes were studied in 1922 by Roland[834]

 

 

1.         ARNAUD [I] de Florennes, son of GODEFROI [III] de Florennes Seigneur de Florennes et de Rumigny & his wife Gisela --- (-after 15 Jul 1087).  “...Godefridus et Arnulphus de Florines...” subscribed the charter dated [24 Aug] 1066 under which Theodouin Bishop of Liège donated property to Huy Notre-Dame[835].  The dating clause of a charter dated 1070, which records a donation made to Rumigny, records “...abbate Godefrido eiusdem loci, uxore eius Haduit...”, witnessed by “Godefridus advocatus, Nicolaus eius filius, Arnulfus frater eius...[836].  “...Godefridum de Florinnez et Arnulphum, Odelinum de Walecurt...” witnessed the charter dated 1078 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[837].  Roland records that “Arnoul de concert avec son épouse Ivette” declared having acquired “Morelli mansum” by charter dated 15 Jul 1087[838].  While this charter does not specify that Arnaud was seigneur de Morialmeis, it confirms that Arnaud held property in the place.  m YVETTE, daughter of ---.  Roland records that “Arnoul de concert avec son épouse Ivette” declared having acquired “Morelli mansum” by charter dated 15 Jul 1087[839].  

 

 

Two siblings.  The chronology suggests that they could have been children of Arnaud de Florennes, named above: 

1.         ARNAUD [II] de Morialmes (-after 1138, bur Signy).  “Arnulphus de Morelmeis” donated property to Reims Saint-Nicaise on becoming a monk there, including “ecclesia in...castello Morelmeis”, while leaving “dimidiam partem alodii Floriensis” to “Alpaidi sorori mee” providing it reverted to Reims Saint-Nicaise after her death and that of “heredibus suis, id est...filiis et filiabus et filiorum filiis”, by charter dated 1113[840].  No source has been found which indicates that this eventual reversion of property to Saint-Nicaise ever took place: presumably any claim to such reversion was settled by an agreement to pay compensation but no charter reflecting such settlement has been identified either.  Abbé de Saint-Nicaise: Gallia Christiana names “Arnulfus” as successor of “Joranni”, who abdicated as abbot in 1138[841].  The Chronique de l’abbaye de Signy records that “donnus Arnulphus frater domini de Moriaumez, abbas Sancti Nichasii” became a monk at Signy before he died and was buried there[842]

2.         ALPAIDE de Morialmes (-after 1113).  “Arnulphus de Morelmeis” donated property to Reims Saint-Nicaise on becoming a monk there, including “ecclesia in...castello Morelmeis”, while leaving “dimidiam partem alodii Floriensis” to “Alpaidi sorori mee” providing it reverted to Reims Saint-Nicaise after her death and that of “heredibus suis, id est...filiis et filiabus et filiorum filiis”, by charter dated 1113[843]

 

 

Four brothers.  Their parentage has not been ascertained with certainty.  The charter dated 1113 quoted above suggests that his sister Alpaide was the heiress of Arnaud [II] de Morialmes.  Maybe these brothers were her sons who were referred to but not named in the 1113 charter.  Another possibility is that Godeschalk [I] was Alpaide’s husband, although in that case his absence from the 1113 charter is difficult to explain.  Roland suggests that “Galza”, in the 1152 charter quoted below, was Jauche and therefore that Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes was Godeschalk de Jauche, named in charters dated 1092, 1096, 1098, 1124 and 25 May 1129[844].  From a chronological point of view, it is unlikely that Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes was the same person who was named between 1092 and 1098.  The co-identity with the 1124/1129 Godeschalk de Jauche is more likely.  If these suggestions are correct, there would have been two persons named Godeschalk de Jauche, one named between 1092 and 1098, the other in 1124 and 1129. 

 

1.         GODESCHALK [I] de Morialmes (-[25 Feb 1140/1152]).  Adalbero Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of the priory of Bertreye by "Walterius de Trudignei" with property “in Hanud et in Poceis et in Trudenei et in Evrenais”, and donations including that of "Gotescalcus frater ipsius Walterii qui advocatus est eiusdem alodii", by charter dated 1124[845].  “Walter de Trudineis [Trongée]” donated “prædium...in minori Evernais in comitatu de Steppes” to Liège Saint-Laurent by charter dated 1124, witnessed by “...Godescalc de Morialmé frère de Walter le donateur” (Miraeus names this witness “Godeschalcus de Merelevers frater eiusdem Walteri[846])[847].  “Godefridus comes Namucensis, Lambertus comes, Godescalcus de Morelmeis...” witnessed the charter dated 1127 under which “fratres Lambert et Arnulfus”, with the consent of “Heinrico fratre nostro, cujus erat prebenda trium campanarum”, donated “in predio nostro de Bens” to Solières[848].  From this point in the chronology, Roland distinguishes Godeschalk [I] from a second Godeschalk, suggesting that the latter was the son of the former (no sources cited) and that all documents from 1138 onwards refer to the latter[849].  However, this suggestion is incompatible with the 1152 charter quoted below which names three consecutive successors “Arnulfus postea monachus [Arnoul [II] de Morialmes] et post eum Godeschalcus de Galza [Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes]” and “Arnulfus de Morelli manso [Arnoul [III] de Morialmes, see below]”.  It is suggested that Roland’s supposed second Godeschalk did not exist as a separate person.  Seigneur de Morialmes: a charter dated 1138 records that Floreffe abbey acquired land for the construction of “molendinum in fluvio Sambre in allodio Auvlois”, half from “domino Gerardo clerico fratre domini Godescalci de Morialmeis” and half from “libero homine Hugone de Foreselle agnomine Ranpart”, witnessed by “...Gerardi de Morielmeis...Arnulphi Fossensis advocati...[850].  "...Godescalcus de Morelmeis..." subscribed the charter dated 25 Feb 1140 under which Alberon Bishop of Liège notified that "Manassem nobilem virum de Hirge" had sold "allodia sua...in pago Hasbania...Miele et Musin" to Brogne abbey[851].  Roland records a charter dated 1152 in which the monks of Saint-Médard recorded no complaints against Godeschalk “dans l’exercice de ses droits d’avoué à Hanzinnes[852], citing the following document: Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed “ecclesia...de Hanzenis”, to which “Arnulfus de Morelli manso” renounced claims, to Saint-Médard de Soissons, noting that “praeter rectam advocationem...et quod villam” [Hanzinnes] had been held from the monks by “Arnulfus postea monachus et post eum Godeschalcus de Galza”, by charter dated 1152[853].  Roland suggests that “Galza” in the 1152 document quoted below was “Jauche”, and therefore that “Godeschalcus de Galza[854]

2.         GAUTHIER de Trognée (-after 1124).  His sibling relationship with Godeschalk [I] is confirmed by the second 1124 charter quoted below.  ["...Walterus de Trueneis..." witnessed the charter dated 14 Jun 1096 under which Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought "castellum de Covino" from Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut[855].  This date seems early if the witness was the same person as the brother of Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes.  Maybe Gauthier named in 1096 was the father or uncle (paternal or maternal) of the brothers shown here.]  Adalbero Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of the priory of Bertreye by "Walterius de Trudignei" with property “in Hanud et in Poceis et in Trudenei et in Evrenais”, and donations including that of "Gotescalcus frater ipsius Walterii qui advocatus est eiusdem alodii", by charter dated 1124[856].  “Walter de Trudineis [Trongée]” donated “prædium...in minori Evernais in comitatu de Steppes” to Liège Saint-Laurent by charter dated 1124, witnessed by “...Godescalc de Morialmé frère de Walter le donateur” (Miraeus names this witness “Godeschalcus de Merelevers frater eiusdem Walteri[857])[858]

3.         GERARD (-17 Oct ----, after 1138).  A charter dated 1138 records that Floreffe abbey acquired land for the construction of “molendinum in fluvio Sambre in allodio Auvlois”, half from “domino Gerardo clerico fratre domini Godescalci de Morialmeis” and half from “libero homine Hugone de Foreselle agnomine Ranpart”, witnessed by “...Gerardi de Morielmeis...Arnulphi Fossensis advocati...[859].  Pope Innocent II confirmed the possessions of Florennes, including "molendinum...super Sambram fluvium in allodio...Avulois" a third of which was donated by "Gerardo clerico et Godescalco fratre eius Morelmeis", the remaining two-thirds by “Hugone nobili viro”, by charter dated 21 Dec 1138[860].  Roland records that Gérard became a monk at Floreffe when he donated land at Villers-deux-Eglises, with the consent of “Philippe de Tinlot son frère et de ses autres héritiers[861].  The necrology of Floreffe records the death “XVI Kal Nov” of “domini Gerardi canonici, pro quo habemus allodium de Villeir[862]

4.         PHILIPPE de Tinlot .  Roland records that Gérard became a monk at Floreffe when he donated land at Villers-deux-Eglises, with the consent of “Philippe de Tinlot son frère et de ses autres héritiers[863]

 

 

According to Roland, the following three persons were siblings of the person he identifies as the second Godeschalk de Morialmes, named from 1138[864].  As noted above, it is unlikely that this second Godeschalk existed as a separate person from Godeschalk [I].  Identifying the persons named below as siblings of Godeschalk [I] does stretch the family chronology.  The chronological difficulties would be resolved if there was a second person named Philippe de Tinlot, the son of the Philippe de Tinlot named above, with Bertha and Emma as his sisters. 

 

1.         PHILIPPE de Tinlot (-after 1164).  Roland indicates that he was the same person as Philippe de Tinlot shown above[865].  However, the following two documents (which he cites) seem late to refer to the same Philippe who was brother of Gérard, brother of Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes.  The mention of Villers-deux-Eglises suggests a close connection: maybe he was the son of the earlier Philippe.  “...Liberi homines Gerardus de Baronweies, Philippus de Thinleu...” witnessed the charter dated 1155 which records that “Rogerus de Hassenic” had donated “decimam de Borsis” to the abbaye des Prémontrés, disputed by “Gislebertus frater eius et nepos eius Arnulphus” who now confirmed the donation[866].  “Philippus et uxor eius Hazecha cum omni prole sua” donated land “in Villari ad duas ecclesias” [Villers-deux-Eglises] to Florennes, with the support of “Gerardo...de Virve advocato suo [=de Florennes]”, by charter dated 1164[867]m HAZECA, daughter of --- (-after 1164).  “Philippus et uxor eius Hazecha cum omni prole sua” donated land “in Villari ad duas ecclesias” [Villers-deux-Eglises] to Florennes, with the support of “Gerardo...de Virve advocato suo [=de Florennes]”, by charter dated 1164[868].  Philippe & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         [two or more] children.  Their existence is confirmed by the 1164 charter quoted above. 

 

2.         BERTHA (-after 1147).  Roland says that Bertha was the sister of Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes and Gérard who are shown above[869].  The mention of Villers-deux-Eglises suggests a close connection with Gérard, but maybe she was the sister of the second Philippe de Tinlot suggested above.  “Berta mulier ingenua” donated land “in Villari quod dicitur ad duas ecclesias...”, reserving rights of “ipsa quam maritus eius Gerardus in vita sua...”, by charter dated 1147, witnessed by “...Gualtherius de Vilari”, by charter dated 1147[870]m GERARD, son of --- (-after 1147). 

 

3.         EMMA (-after [1188]).  Roland says that Emma was the sister of Godeschalk [I] de Morialmes and Gérard who are shown above, identifying her as the person of the same name who was named in charters dated 1130, 1133, 1147, 1159, [1163], 1166 and 1167[871].  The mention of Villers-deux-Eglises suggests a close connection, but the chronology seems stretched.  Maybe named in [1188] was another sister of the second Philippe de Tinlot.  “Symon de Timeon ac eius uxor Emma filiique eorum Wericus, Symon, Henricus, liberi homines” donated “decimas...ecclesiam de Villari, quæ jure successionis a progenitoribus suis...per manus Godescalci de Morialmes” to Floreffe by charter dated to [1188][872].  The following documents also relates to the Thiméon family: an undated charter records an arbitration which settled a dispute between Floreffe and “Rogerum canonicum sancte Crucis in Leodio” about “allodio de Timion”, possessed by “fratrum et parentum suorum” and donated by him to Floreffe under certain conditions, the arbitration accepted by Roger with the consent of “Simonis, militis, Arnulphi, universim fratrim suorum, matris Alpaidis, et sororis Alidis, quicquid habebat juris in predicto allodio de Tymion[873], and secondly another related charter (also undated) records that “Rogerus, ecclesie sancte Crucis canonicus” held “tertiam partem allodii de Tymion...ex parte matris”, granted to him by “Simone predicti Rogeri avunculo[874]m SIMON de Thiméon, son of --- (-after [1188]). 

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Arnaud [III] de Morialmes has not been identified.  Roland suggests that he was the son of the second Godeschalk, whose separate existence from Godeschalk [I] is dubious as discussed above[875].  The 1152 document quoted below suggests that Arnaud [III] was the direct successor of “Godeschalcus de Galza”, identified above as Godeschalk [I].  They may have been father and son, but it also possible that Arnaud [III] married a daughter of Godeschalk [I] or that he was a more distant relative. 

 

1.         ARNAUD [III] de Morialmes (-[11 Jun] [1168?])Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed “ecclesia...de Hanzenis”, to which “Arnulfus de Morelli manso” [Arnaud [III] de Morialmes] renounced claims, to Saint-Médard de Soissons, noting that “praeter rectam advocationem...et quod villam” [Hanzinnes] had been held from the monks by “Arnulfus postea monachus et post eum Godeschalcus de Galza”, by charter dated 1152[876].  [Seigneur] de Morialmes: Philippo videlicet, advocato Morelmensi Arnulfo, de Novilia Godescalco…” subscribed the charter dated 1159 under which Henri Comte de Namur confirmed the church of Namur Saint-Alban[877]His date of death is suggested by the following document: “Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “…puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi…[878].  The reference to Arnoul as father of the unnamed witness in this document suggests that in normal circumstances Arnoul was a person of some importance in the donor’s houehold but that he was prevented from witnessing the document himself either because he had recently died or was at the time incapacitated by illness.  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "III Id Jun" of "Arnulphus de Morelli manso"[879].  Barbier (editor of this necrology) assumes that this entry relates to Arnaud [I] de Florennes, named 15 Jul 1087 (see above).  Roland suggests that, as the necrology was compiled in the 13th century, the entry more likely relates to either Arnaud [III] or Arnaud [IV][880].]  m ([1150?]) --- van de Aa, daughter of LEON [II] van de Aa & his wife Mathilde --- ([1135 or before?]-[before 1180]).  Her parentage is indicated by the 1173 charter quoted below under her son Godeschalk.  If the term “nepos“ was used in that document in its strict sense of nephew, Godeschalk’s mother was Walter’s sister.  The chronology indicates the improbability that Godeschalk was Walter’s grandson (another meaning of “nepos”), while his being named first in the list of persons indicates a close family relationship to Walter (suggesting that “nepos” was not used in its extended sense to mean a more remote relative).  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that she was Walter van de Aa’s oldest sister, an assumption which seems reasonable in light of Godeschalk’s prominent position in the 1173 charter.  Her marriage date is estimated from the same reasoning outlined below relating to her son’s date of birth, which suggests that in 1168 he was reaching the end of his boyhood and that by 1171 he had reached the age of majority.  Godeschalk’s mother presumably died before 1180 as she is not named in the charter which names her sister Elisabeth as joint holder of property with their brother Walter (see the document BRABANT, LOUVAIN).  Arnoul [III] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         GODESCHALK [II] de Morialmes ([before 1153?]-after 27 Feb 1189).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “…puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi…[881].  He is named Godeschalk in the other charters quoted below.  Seigneur de Morialmes

-        see below

b)         ALARD (-before 1189).  “Godescalc de Morialmé, d’accord avec son frère Alard” renounced feudal rights “tant sur la dîme que sur le village de Leugnies”, following a dispute between Henri Bishop of Liège and Beatrix de Rumigny dite de Boussu, widow of Gossuin [III] de Mons, regarding the bishop’s donation of the property another part of which was donated by “Simon de Maurage” with the consent of “Gozuin de Boussu” (this other part being held from Godeschalk), by charter dated 1171, sealed by “Godescalci de Mor---mes[882].  “Godescalcus de Morialmeis”, after the death of “meus frater Allardus”, donated the church of Montigny to the chapter of Nivelles, on condition that “Alpaidis una claustralium Nivellensis claustri...et post ipsam filia mea Beatrix...et post Beatricem Ida de Jacia” should benefit from the revenues, by charter dated 1189[883]

c)         [two or more] daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1186 under which Raoul Bishop of Liège approved that [their brother] “Godescalcus de Morialmeis” donated “altare de villa...Ferieres le Parum” to Alne, for the souls of “...uxoris ac liberorum, fratris et sororum[884]

d)         [ALPAIDIS (-after 1189).  Nun at Nivelles: “Godescalcus de Morialmeis”, after the death of “meus frater Allardus”, donated the church of Montigny to the chapter of Nivelles, on condition that “Alpaidis una claustralium Nivellensis claustri...et post ipsam filia mea Beatrix...et post Beatricem Ida de Jacia” should benefit from the revenues, by charter dated 1189[885].  It is suggested that Alpaidis was the donor’s sister.]

 

 

GODESCHALK [II] de Morialmes, son of ARNOUL [III] Seigneur de Morialmes & his wife --- van de Aa ([before 1153?]-after 27 Feb 1189)Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donated property “in parochia Anderlechtensi” to Affligem by charter dated 1168, witnessed by “…puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi…[886].  The 1173 charter quoted below suggests that Arnoul’s unnamed “filius” was Godeschalk.  The term “puer” would normally indicate a boy, maybe between the ages of 6 and 14 (at the most).  As it is unlikely that a young child, especially one who was not the donor’s child, would witness such a document in his own name, it is suggested that Arnoul’s son was reaching the end of his boyhood at the time.  His inclusion as a witness suggests that he was a person of some importance in the donor’s household, despite his boyhood, while the naming of his father suggests that the latter would normally have witnessed the document himself but was unable to do so because he had recently died or was then incapacitated by illness.  The reference to Godeschalk in the following document, acting in his own capacity, suggests that he had by that time reached the age of majority: Godescalc de Morialmé, d’accord avec son frère Alard” renounced feudal rights “tant sur la dîme que sur le village de Leugnies”, following a dispute between Henri Bishop of Liège and Beatrix de Rumigny dite de Boussu, widow of Gossuin [III] de Mons (see the document HAINAUT), regarding the bishop’s donation of the property another part of which was donated by “Simon de Maurage” with the consent of “Gozuin de Boussu” (this other part being held from Godeschalk), by charter dated 1171, sealed by “Godescalci de Mor---mes[887]Walterus de Bruxella filius…Leonii” donated “decimam quandam successione hereditaria…apud Anderlecht Dilbeke Pede et apud A”, shared with “domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem”, to Afflighem, with the consent of “Godescalco de Moreameis nepote meo et aliis coheredibus meis castellano…de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, by charter dated 1173, witnessed by ...Godescalcus de Moreameis...[888].  It is assumed that the two references to Godeschalk de Morialmes in this document refer to the same person.  Roland records that chevalier Godescalc de Morialmé” witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which “Renier de Jauche” donated property to Bonne-Espérance[889]Seigneur de Morialmes: Albert Archdeacon of Liège declared that “Rainerus” had restored “decimas de Morelmeis” to Reims Saint-Nicaise, donated by “Godescalcum...dominum Morelmeis”, by charter dated 2 Feb 1178[890].  “Godescalcus de Morialmes” returned to the church of Liège land which “Bastien de Gordines relevait de lui” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1182[891].  Raoul Bishop of Liège approved that “Godescalcus de Morialmeis” donated “altare de villa...Ferieres le Parum” to Alne, for the souls of “...uxoris ac liberorum, fratris et sororum”, by charter dated 1186[892].  “Godescalcus de Moriaulmes...” witnessed the charter dated to [1188] under which “Symon de Timeon ac eius uxor Emma filiique eorum Wericus, Symon, Henricus” donated “ecclesiam de Villari...decima omni...per manus Godescalci de Morialmes” to Floreffe[893].  “Godescalcus de Moriames” donated land to Alne, with the consent of “Hawide de Ham son épouse”, by charter dated 1189[894].  “Godescalcus de Morialmeis”, after the death of “meus frater Allardus”, donated the church of Montigny to the chapter of Nivelles, on condition that “Alpaidis una claustralium Nivellensis claustri...et post ipsam filia mea Beatrix...et post Beatricem Ida de Jacia” should benefit from the revenues, by charter dated 1189[895].  "...Godescalci de Morealmeis…" witnessed the charter dated 3 Mar 1188 (O.S.) under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut confirmed that "Godefridus miles de Tuin" had donated property to Bonne-Espérance on leaving on crusade[896].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Giselbert of Mons records “Godescaldus de Morelmeiz” taking the cross 27 Feb (“quadragesimali”) 1189[897].  Godeschalk presumably died on crusade as no further mention of him has been found. 

m HAWIDE de Ham[-sur-Heure], daughter of ---.  “Godescalcus de Moriames” donated land to Alne, with the consent of “Hawide de Ham son épouse”, by charter dated 1189[898]

Godeschalk [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         ARNOUL [IV] de Morialmes ([1177/79?]-[11 Jun], after 17 May 1235).  “...Arnoldus puer de Moriaumes...” witnessed the charter dated 1190 which records that “Tirricus de Gerpines et fratres sui...” restored land “in Alto Villari...in faciem Hacinensis ecclesie” to Soissons Saint-Médard[899].  Arnoul’s birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was reaching the end of his boyhood when he witnessed that charter.  “...Arnulfus de Morelmeiz...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[900].  “Arnulphi de Moriameis” issued a charter dated 1209 in favour of Alne abbey relating to “villa de Alna[901].  “Walterus dominus de Fontanis”, with the consent of “Basilia...uxor mea” and support of “Arnulfus dominus de Ham...[fiefholder]”, donated “ecclesiam...et patronatum altaris de Boigniis” to Cambron by charter dated 15 Apr 1211, witnessed by “Walterus de Moreaumeis...[902].  A bull of Pope Innocent III dated 20 Dec 1211 records "Arnulphus de Morealmes...[holder of] advocatie...in Fossensis ecclesie" pledging "castrum de Louirual" to the bishop of Liège as security for damage caused, and the bishop transferring the castle to “Waltero Arnuldi memorati germano[903].  "Rogerus de Cimaco…castellaniam de Covinio" confirmed his rights and those of the bishop of Liège in Couvin by charter dated 1218, signed by "Ludovici comitis de Chisni, Egidii de Hierge, Arnulphi de Morelmes, Jacobi de Orcismont"[904].  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "III Id Jun" of "Arnulphus de Morelli manso"[905].  Barbier (editor of this necrology) assumes that this entry relates to Arnaud [I] de Florennes, named 15 Jul 1087 (see above).  Roland suggests that, as the necrology was compiled in the 13th century, the entry more likely relates to either Arnaud [III] or Arnaud [IV][906].]  A charter dated 1258 records that the bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of a chapel at Alne by “Elisabeth avouée de Béthune de bonne mémoire” for the souls of “Arnould de Morialmeis son père et de Jeanne sa mère, inhumée en ce lieu”, that she “avec son mari R. avoué de Béthune” had acquired the property from Cambron abbey, and that “Jacques de Balhuel son héritier” had transferred land to “Colard son fils” for donation to Alne, by charter dated 1258[907]m JOIE, daughter of --- (-bur Alne).  Roland suggests that she was “héritière de la seigneurie de Bailleul”, her daughter’s first husband being recorded as seigneur de Bailleul in Sep 1219[908].  She is named, and her burial recorded, in the following document: Henri Bishop-elect of Liège confirmed that “domina Elisabeth bone memorie quondam advocatissa de Bethunia” on her deathbed by testament founded a chaplaincy at Alne, for the souls of “domini Arnoldi de Morialmeis patris sui et specialiter Joie matris sue que in dicto porticu est sepulta”, recording that “marito suo...R[oberto] quondam advocato de Bethunia” had acquired property from Cambron abbey, and that “dominus Jacobus de Balhuel sucessor et heres dicte Elysabeth matris sue” had transferred land to “Colardi filii sui”, by charter dated Jan 1258 (O.S.)[909].  Arnoul [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH de Morialmes (-before Jan 1259).  Hugues Bishop of Liège notified that “Arnulphus vir nobilis de Morialmeis” had granted “villa Ferieres” to “filie sue Elizabeth” by charter dated 1210, witnessed by “Walthero de Lovierval[910].  Her two marriages are confirmed by the Jan 1258 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  “Robertus Fossinensis advocatus et dominus de Moriasmeis et Ysabella uxor mea” confirmed revenue to Saint-Aubain from “decimam...de Montengni” by charter dated 17 May 1235[911].  “Isabias damme de Moriamers” confirmed the donation of “sa dime de Montigni” to Oignies made by “mesire Hoste de Lovierval a lit de sa mort...monsegnor Godescat son filh” by charter dated Nov 1245[912].  Henri Bishop-elect of Liège confirmed that “domina Elisabeth bone memorie quondam advocatissa de Bethunia” on her deathbed by testament founded a chaplaincy at Alne, for the souls of “domini Arnoldi de Morialmeis patris sui et specialiter Joie matris sue que in dicto porticu est sepulta”, recording that “marito suo...R[oberto] quondam advocato de Bethunia” had acquired property from Cambron abbey, and that “dominus Jacobus de Balhuel sucessor et heres dicte Elysabeth matris sue” had transferred land to “Colardi filii sui”, by charter dated Jan 1258 (O.S.)[913]m firstly NICOLAS de Condé, son of ROGER Seigneur de Condé & his first wife Alix de Mons (-23 Jun, 1220 or after).  m secondly ROBERT [VII] de Béthune Heer van Dendermonde, son of GUILLAUME [III] de Béthune & his wife Mathilde van Dendermonde (-Sardinia 11/12 Nov 1248). 

2.         GAUTHIER de Morialmes (-after 1230).  “Walterus dominus de Fontanis”, with the consent of “Basilia...uxor mea” and support of “Arnulfus dominus de Ham...[fiefholder]”, donated “ecclesiam...et patronatum altaris de Boigniis” to Cambron by charter dated 15 Apr 1211, witnessed by “Walterus de Moreaumeis...[914].  Seigneur de Loverval: Hugues Bishop of Liège notified that “Arnulphus vir nobilis de Morialmeis” had granted “villa Ferieres” to “filie sue Elizabeth” by charter dated 1210, witnessed by “Walthero de Lovierval[915].  A bull of Pope Innocent III dated 20 Dec 1211 records "Arnulphus de Morealmes...[holder of] advocatie...in Fossensis ecclesie" pledging "castrum de Louirual" to the bishop of Liège as security for damage caused, and the bishop transferring the castle to “Waltero Arnuldi memorati germano[916].  “Antonius de Brainne” donated “allodium apud villam...Erbaus” to Oignies, witnessed “apud villam meam de Gamereges” by “...domini Walteri de Moriaumeiz...”, by charter dated Apr 1219[917].  Roland says that Gauthier was recorded “avec Ide son épouse” in 1230[918]m IDA, daughter of --- (-after 1230).  Roland says that Gauthier was recorded “avec Ide son épouse” in 1230[919]

3.         OSTE de Morialmes (-[1244/Nov 1245]).  Roland says that Oste was recorded as “frère de Walter de Morialmé” in 1224, notes documents dated 1211, 1235-1239 (as Seigneur de Montigny), 1243-1244 (as Seigneur de Loverval) in which he was named (no citation references)[920].  “Isabias damme de Moriamers” confirmed the donation of “sa dime de Montigni” to Oignies made by “mesire Hoste de Lovierval a lit de sa mort...monsegnor Godescat son filh” by charter dated Nov 1245[921]m CLEMENCE, daughter of ---.  Roland says that Oste was recorded “avec son épouse Clémence” in 1243 (no citation reference)[922].  Oste & his wife had one child: 

a)         GODESCHALK de Morialmes (-after 1275).  “Isabias damme de Moriamers” confirmed the donation of “sa dime de Montigni” to Oignies made by “mesire Hoste de Lovierval a lit de sa mort...monsegnor Godescat son filh” by charter dated Nov 1245[923].  Roland notes charters dated 1256, 1245-1275 (as chevalier, Seigneur de Loverval) and 1250 (as Seigneur de Montigny-sur-Sambre) which name him, and that he left descendants (no citation reference)[924]

4.         BEATRIX (-1218 or before).  “Godescalcus de Morialmeis”, after the death of “meus frater Allardus”, donated the church of Montigny to the chapter of Nivelles, on condition that “Alpaidis una claustralium Nivellensis claustri...et post ipsam filia mea Beatrix...et post Beatricem Ida de Jacia” should benefit from the revenues, by charter dated 1189[925].  Roland says that “elle ne vivait plus en 1218” (no citation reference)[926]

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT

 

 

THIERRY [V] de Walcourt, son of THIERRY [IV] Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort & his wife Mechtild von Blankenheim (-after 20 Feb 1365).  “Thieris sires de Walecourt et de Rochefort” consented to “Thieris nos fis” taking three villages in the county of Montaigu “Dochamps, Frayneu et Lamerou maynilh” in fief from “Jehan...roy de Behaigne et de Poulainne et conte de Luxembour” by charter dated 15 Nov 1318[927]Seigneur de Walcourt, Seigneur de Rochefort.  “Thiri de Rochefort seigneur de Wallecourt chevalier” swore homage for “le castial, ville et terre de Rochefort, avec Bohongne, Falen, l’égliese Saint-Remy, le ville de Jumial sans le moullin, le winage de Rochefort, Eproive, le winage de Leche de Grupont jusques à le Meuse” by charter dated 27 Mar 1320 (N.S.)[928].  “Thieris sires de Wallecourt et de Rochefort” donated certain properties to Saint-Rémy abbey by charter dated 10 Nov 1327[929].  Jean II Comte de Namur confiscated the seigneurie de Walcourt from Thierry in 1332 and awarded it to his brother Wéry.  Letters dated 17 Apr 1364 set out the terms proposed by “Thiéry de Rochefort chevalier” to recover “la terre de Walcourt dont il avoit été privé par confiscation”, while letters dated 20 Feb 1364 (O.S.) record the refusal of these terms by “le comte de Namur[930]

m AGNES de Haneffe, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Haneffe [Warfusée] & his wife --- d’Ochain.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Iohans sires de Haneffe ainsneis fis de secon mons. Persant” and his wife had two daughters, the older of whom married “ly aisnée...al noble saignor de Rochefort bannereis...mess Thiris[931].  Roland names her “Agnès fille aînée de Jean de Warfusée seigneur de Haneffe et d’Aélide d’Ochain dame d’Ochain en Condroz” without specifying the additional sources on which this information is based[932]

Thierry & his wife had nine children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Rochefort (-1365).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert[933].  “Johannes de Rocefort filius primogenitius domini Theoderici” was confirmed possession of “castrum et totam terram de Rocefort cum justicia…necnon advocatiam domini Theoderici” by charter dated 3 Aug 1345[934]Seigneur de Rochefortm ([before 1355]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Looz, daughter of JEAN de Looz Seigneur d’Agimont & his wife Johanna van Gavre Dame d’Hérimez, Vrouw van Aischove ([before 1340]-[1384/88]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that the older daughter of “[ly] saingnor d’Agimont” married “ly sires de Rochefort”, naming him “mess. Iohans...sires de Rochefort” in a later passage[935].  Her marriage date is estimated from the birth of her grandson Jean [III] de Rochefort in [1376/77].  She married secondly ([1366/10 Jun 1373]) as his first wife, Jan van de Aa Heer van Gruuthuse.  Isabelle is recorded as deceased in a charter dated 4 Feb 1389[936].  Jean [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN [II] de Rochefort (-1377).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Iohans...sires de Rochefort” and his wife had “trois fis...mons. Iohan saingnor de Rochefort et Dagimont, Thiry saingnor Dayscehove et de Nokers en Flandres, et Rasses saingnor de Herimeis en Haynau[937]Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont.  m (after 1373) as her second husband, FELICITE d’Oupeye, widow of JEAN de Beaufort Seigneur de Fallais, daughter of LAMBERT Seigneur d’Oupeye & his wife Alix van Oudenaarde.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “chis secons mess. Iohans sires de Rochefort et d’Agimont” married “dame Felicitas filhe de dierain monsieur Lambert saingnor d’Oppey et de Harsta[938].  In another passage, Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly quarte filhe de Hermalles...Alys” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “a mons. Lambert saingnor d’Ouppey, de Chaymont en Braibant et de Harsta”, naming their two sons and three daughters, and giving details of their descendants, in particular recording their youngest daughter “madame Felicitas” who married firstly “monss. Iohan Saingnor de Falais” by whom she was childless, secondly “monss. Iohan Saingnor de Rochefort et d’Agimont”, and thirdly “Monss. Thiri Doye Sainnor de Hellerode[939].  She married thirdly Thierry d’Oye Seigneur de Hellenrode.  Jean [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEAN [III] de Rochefort ([1376/77]-beheaded 28 Oct 1408, bur Liège Franciscan church).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Iohan...a present sires de Rochefort et d’Agimont”, only son of “chis secons mess. Iohans sires de Rochefort et d’Agimont” and his wife, was only “en l’age de demy an ou environ” when his father died, and comments on his present fatness[940].  He was beheaded as a rebel 28 Oct 1408[941]m MARGUERITE d’Autel, daughter of HUGUES d’Autel Sénéchal de Luxembourg & his wife Irmengarde de Hollenfelz.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that Jean Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont married “de noveal...alle filhe mons. Houwe saingnor Datey senissal delle ducheit de Luxemborch s’en at des jovenes enfans”, adding in a later passage that they were “a present dois filhes[942].  Jean [III] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       AGNES de Rochefort (-22 Mar 1441, bur Saint-Rémy).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that Jean Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont married “de noveal...alle filhe mons. Houwe saingnor Datey senissal delle ducheit de Luxemborch s’en at des jovenes enfans”, adding in a later passage that they were “a present dois filhes[943].  Dame de Rochefort, de Montaigu et d’Agimont.  m (contract 12 Mar 1418) as his second wife, EBERHARD von der Mark Seigneur de Lumain, son of EBERHARD von der Mark Seigneur de Lumain, Avoué de Hesbaie & his wife Marie de Looz-Agimont (-14 Oct 1440). 

(b)       MARGUERITE de Rochefort .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that Jean Seigneur de Rochefort et d’Agimont married “de noveal...alle filhe mons. Houwe saingnor Datey senissal delle ducheit de Luxemborch s’en at des jovenes enfans”, adding in a later passage that they were “a present dois filhes[944]m GUILLAUME Seigneur d’Argenteau, son of JEAN Seigneur d’Argenteau & his wife Jeanne de Horion. 

b)         THIERRY de Rochefort (-after 12 Jul 1394).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Iohans...sires de Rochefort” and his wife had “trois fis...mons. Iohan saingnor de Rochefort et Dagimont, Thiry saingnor Dayscehove et de Nokers en Flandres, et Rasses saingnor de Herimeis en Haynau[945].  Seigneur d’Aischove et de Nockers.  m CLEMENCE de Hemricourt, daughter of OTTEBON de Hemricourt & his third wife Alix de Biersez.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Thiris de Rochefort secons fis de mons. Iohan de Rochefort” married “par amours sains le conseilhe de ses amis...damoyselle Clamance filhe don soffisan borgeois de Liege...Ottebon de Hemricourt[946].  Thierry & his wife had one child: 

i)          CATHERINE de Rochefort ([1373/74]-).  Jacques de Hemricourt names “une filhe...Katherine quy a present [...1398] est en leage de 14 ans”, who was married “ces meismes ainsnée environ le saint Martien” to “on...chevalier de Flandre...monss. Ermut fil de saingnor de Iwenenghien”, as the only child of “Thiris de Rochefort secons fis de mons. Iohan de Rochefort” and his wife[947]m (1398) ARNOUL de Steenhuysen Seigneur de Wineghem, son of ---. 

c)         RASO de Rochefort (-4 Mar 1399, bur Brugelette).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Iohans...sires de Rochefort” and his wife had “trois fis...mons. Iohan saingnor de Rochefort et Dagimont, Thiry saingnor Dayscehove et de Nokers en Flandres, et Rasses saingnor de Herimeis en Haynau[948].  Seigneur de Hérimez et de Brugelette.  m AGNES de Molembais, daughter of ARNOUL Seigneur de Molembais & his wife ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Rasses de Rochefort sires de Herimeis” is married “alle filhe monss. Ernus de Molembays saingnor de Linsemeal” by whom he has three daughters[949].  Raso & his wife had three children: 

i)          ISABELLE de Rochefort (-after [1415/16]).  Butkens records her parentage and marriage[950].  Dame d’Hérimez et de Brugelette.  m (contract 3 Jul 1399) JEAN de Jauche Seigneur de Mastaing et de Sassegnies, son of GUILLAUME de Jauche Seigneur de Mastaing et de Sassegnies & his second wife Isabelle de Trazegnies (-[1405/10], bur Mount Sinai). 

ii)         MARIE de Rochefort .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Rasses de Rochefort sires de Herimeis” is married “alle filhe monss. Ernus de Molembays saingnor de Linsemeal” by whom he has three daughters[951].  Thierry d’Orjo records her parentage and marriage[952]m (contract 8 Nov 1428) GILLES [I] [d’Avesnes] Seigneur d’Esclaibes, son of FASTRE Seigneur d’Esclaibes & his second wife Jeanne de Quarouble. 

iii)        CATHERINE de Rochefort (-after 1440).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Rasses de Rochefort sires de Herimeis” is married “alle filhe monss. Ernus de Molembays saingnor de Linsemeal” by whom he has three daughters[953].  Thierry d’Orjo records her parentage and marriage, noting their mention in 1440, and Jean’s date of death and burial[954]m JEAN de Hemptinne Seigneur de Wangenies et de Bertinchamps, son of --- (-before Dec 1468, bur Wangenies). 

2.         THIERRY de Rochefort (-after 11 Dec 1380).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert”, stating in a later passage that Thierry is “sires de Buzien et de Felon en Condroz” but “ilh n’en at nul hoir[955].  Seigneur de Buzin et de Failon.  m firstly --- d’Urbuy, daughter of GILLEKIN [Gilles?] de Rianwé Châtelain de Durbuy & his wife ---.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Thirys...sires de Buzien et de Felon en Condroz” married firstly “[ly] filhe Gilhekien de Ryanweys castelain herytier de Drubuyt[956]m secondly (before 12 Oct 1367) ---, daughter of --- & his wife Jeanne de Clervaux Dame d’Ouren.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Thirys...sires de Buzien et de Felon en Condroz” married secondly a wife “delle ducheit de Luxenborch[957]

3.         GAUTHIER [Wery] de Rochefort (-after 1375).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert”, stating in a later passage that Gauthier was previously called “Wery” but had been rebaptised in the river Jordan in honour of his maternal uncle Gauthier Seigneur de Haneffe whose properties he inherited[958].  Seigneur de Haneffe et d’Ochain.  m AGNES de Houffalize Dame de la Flamengerie et de la Chapelle en Thiérache, daughter of THIERRY de Grandpré Seigneur de Houffalize et de Roussy & his wife Agnes de Berlaimont Dame de la Flamengerie et de la Chapelle en Thiérache.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mess. Waltirs tir fis de monss. Thiris saingnor de Rochefort” married “une bin noble dame filhe don noble baron...monss. Thiry jadit saingnor de Houffalieze de Rochy et delle Flamengerie[959].  Gauthier & his wife had three children: 

a)         THIERRY de Haneffe (-[1398]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “Thiris quy fut chanoine et archidiake de Liege”, son of “mess. Waltirs tir fis de monss. Thiris saingnor de Rochefort” and his wife, had recently died[960].  Canon at Liège, archdeacon at Hesbaie. 

b)         ALEIDE de Haneffe (-after 18 Jul 1421).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that the two daughters of “mess. Waltirs tir fis de monss. Thiris saingnor de Rochefort” and his wife married “ly ainsnée...monsieur Henry saingnor de Perweys et Doxhen, s’en at plusieurs jovenes enfans...[961].  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms this information[962].  Dame d’Ochain.  Thierry d’Orjo records her name, noting that she was named 18 Jul 1421 on her daughter’s marriage[963]m (1384) HENDRIK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez et d’Ochain, son of DIRK van Horne Seigneur de Perwez & his [first] wife Catharina Berthout (-killed in battle Othée 23 Sep 1408). 

c)         JEANNE de Haneffe (-1444).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that the two daughters of “mess. Waltirs tir fis de monss. Thiris saingnor de Rochefort” and his wife married “...et ly atre filhe est toute novellement mariée [...l’an 1399...avril] sains le greit de son dit peire al saingnor de Monjoye en Leiffe fil jadit monsieur Iohan, quy fut fis a monsieur Renart Maxhereit jadit saignor de Schoenvorst[964].  Dame de Haneffe et de la Flamengerie.  m (Apr 1399) JAN van Schoonvorst Seigneur de Montjoie et de Diepenbeck, son of JAN Mascherell van Schoonvorst & his wife --- (-1 Feb 1433). 

4.         GILLES de Rochefort (-after 1378).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven), in a later passage stating that “ly quars freires de Rochefort...Gilhes se fut chanoines de saint Lambert[965].  Canon and archdeacon at Liège. 

5.         EUSTACHE dit Persans de Rochefort (-Avignon 1395).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert[966].  Canon at Liège.  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “mons. Istasse Persans ly chinquieme freires” was elected Bishop of Liège, but supported the anit-Pope at Avignon, was expelled from Liège, and died at Avignon after a long exile[967]

6.         GERARD de Rochefort (-after 14 May 1382).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert”, adding in a later passage that Gérard, Henri and Lambert were unmarried and died without heirs[968]

7.         HENRI de Rochefort .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert”, adding in a later passage that Gérard, Henri and Lambert were unmarried and died without heirs[969]

8.         LAMBERT de Rochefort .  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had eight sons (although he only names seven) “mess. Iohans [...sires de Rochefort], messire Thiris, mess. Waltirs chevaliers, mess. Persans andois cannones de Liege, Gerars, Henry et Lambert”, adding in a later passage that Gérard, Henri and Lambert were unmarried and died without heirs[970]

9.         JEANNE de Rochefort (-1376).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly...noble saignor de Rochefort...mess Thiris” had one daughter who married “al saingnor de Bossut en Haynay[971].  The Annuaire de la Noblesse de Belgique records her death in 1376 without citing the source which confirms the information[972]m JEAN de Henin Seigneur de Boussu, son of GAUTHIER de Hénin Seigneur de Cuvillers et de Cuincy-Baudouin & his wife Jeanne de Moy (-after 1379). 

 

 

LOUIS [I] de la Marck, son of EBERHARD von der Mark Seigneur de Sedan & his second wife Agnes de Rochefort Dame de Rochefort, de Montaigu et d’Agimont (-1498).  Seigneur de Rochefort. 

m NICOLE d’Aspremont, daughter of GOBERT d’Aspremont Seigneur de Busancy & his wife ---. 

Louis [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         EVRARD de la MarckSeigneur de Rochefort

2.         PHILIPPE de la MarckSeigneur de Rochefort

3.         LOUIS [II] de la Marck (-6 Sep 1525).  Seigneur de Neufchâtel.  m ANNE de Rodemack, daughter of GERARD Seigneur de Rodemack & his wife Margareta von Nassau.  Leo records her parentage and marriage[973].  Louis [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         LOUIS [III] de la Marck (-after 6 May 1544).  Seigneur de Neufchâtel.  Seigneur de Rochefortm (1531) ELISABETH von Oesterreich, illegitimate daughter of Emperor MAXIMILIAN I Archduke of Austria & his mistress --- (-[1581/84]).  Père Anselme names her as illegitimate daughter of Emperor Maximilian I and records her marriage[974].  No earlier information has been found to confirm her parentage and marriage. 

4.         LOUISE de la Marck (-24 Sep 1524)m (12 Mar 1473) as his second wife, PHILIPP Herr von Eppstein und Königstein, son of EBERHARD Herr von Eppenstein & his wife Anna Gräfin von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (-[28 Nov 1480/14 Feb 1481]). 

 

 

 

K.      SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE

 

 

Sombreffe is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Charleroi, and 20 kilometres west of Namur, in the present-day Belgian province of Namur.  As can be seen below, Sombreffe was held by a junior branch of the family of the seigneurs d’Orbais but how the territory was inherited by them has not been ascertained. 

 

 

GODEFROI d´Orbais, son of BERNARD d´Orbais & his wife Ida de Coucy (-1204 or after).  His parentage is hinted at by the charter dated 1171 under which “Godefridus...dux Lotharingie et comes Bracbantie” donated “ecclesie...in Pervweiz” to Heylissem abbey, specifying that “comes de Duraz...a quo Engelrandus de Orbais...infiodatus est” was “inbeneficatus a nobis” and that “Godefridum de Sumbreffia” also donated “dimidia parte huius beneficii[975]Seigneur de Sombreffe.  Bruno Archdeacon of Liège confirmed the donation of “ecclesie...in Peruuueis” to Heylissem abbey made by “quatuor viri nobiles quorum fundus fuit ecclesie...dux Godefridus, comes Egidius, Eigelramus, Godefridus” by charter dated 1171[976]

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

Godefroi & his wife had one child: 

1.         JACQUES d´Orbais (-after 24 Dec 1209).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Sombreffe 1175.  Châtelain of Brussels 1196.  “...Jacobus de Sombreffe...” witnessed tehe charter dated 1198 under which Albert Bishop of Liège confirmed that “Balduinus miles de Lapon...” had donated “decimam de villa...Rues...et terram Culturiolam” to Oignies[977].  “Gillebertus de Landenes” donated fiefs to Philippe Marquis de Namur, including “apud Jemepe” held by “Jacobus de Sombreffe”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1209[978]

-        SEIGNEURS de SOMBREFFE[979].  “...Jean seigneur de Sombreffe...” was named as present in the 16 Sep 1313 charter which records the town of Namur’s commitment to observe the settlement of its dispute with the comte de Namur[980].  “Gauthier de Juppleu bailli du comté de Namur” certified that “Jean sire de Sombreffe” had appeared before Jean Comte de Namur to answer charges relating to “la terre de Mons, sous Sombreffe”, by charter dated 14 Feb 1329[981].  “Godefridus miles dominus de Sombreffe” donated property “in territorio de Odenghien ex parte...Rissendis uxoris mee” to Cambron by charter dated 1246[982]

 

 

 

L.      SEIGNEURS de SPONTIN

 

 

Goethals traces the descent of the seigneurs de Spontin from Lambert [II] de Huy (see above, SEIGNEURS de BEAUFORT), but cites insufficient source material to corroborate the information[983].  As noted above, Goethals’s study is unreliable, failing to cite sufficient primary sources to corroborate the earlier generations and including wildly inaccurate reconstructions which bear no relationship to the primary sources quoted below.  Nevertheless, a possible family relationships between the different “Beaufort” families is confirmed by Jacques de Hemricourt who records that “anchiennement ly Sires de Beafor sor Mouze, ly Sires de Falais et ly Sires de Gounes furent freires germains et ly viez Mess. Iakemez de Chayles fut leurs cuzins germains”, when recording their war against Jean d’Enghien Bishop of Liège in 1275, and adding in a later passage that “et chilh de Spontin sont assy de ce meisme lynages et crient tos Beafor[984].  Hemricourt does not specify the precise descent, and his statement should presumably be viewed with caution in the absence of other source material.  Thierry d’Orjo indicates that the seigneur de Celles descend from the Beaumont family through the female line and suggests that the Spontin family was perhaps descended from a younger son of the Barse family (the AVOUES de HUY, see above)[985]

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Spontin (-after 1284).  “Pieres de Spontin chevaliers en son plain mariage” donated “la dime de Spontin” to Stavelot by charter dated 1284[986]

 

2.         HENRI de Spontin (-after 1284).  Bailli de Namur: Guy Count of Flanders, Marquis de Namur ordered “nostre...sergant Henri de Spontin bailhieu de Namur” to assist in transferring to “Gillion chevalier seignor de Berlenmont, le werp de son hiretage de Fain...et...Gillion de Berlenmont sen aisné fil...”, by charter dated 1284[987]

 

3.         GUILLAUME de Spontin “l’Ardenois” (-16 Feb 1321, bur Spontin).  Goethals records that “Guillaume de Spontin...écuyer et seigneur de Gedinnes en Ardennes”, in the lifetime of his father, served as vassal of the comte de Luxembourg at the battle of Woeringen in 1288[988].  Henri Comte de Luxembourg granted property “au ban de Spontin” to “Willaume de Spontin chevalier”, in return for property from “messire Gerard de Daules ses oncles” charter dated Jun 1289[989].  Goethals records his date of death without citing the corresponding source, citing in a later passage the epitaph at Spontin which records the burials of “Willaume chev Ly ardennous...sire de Spontin” who died in 1321 and of “Ada de Sombreffe” (no date)[990]m ADA de Sombreffe, daughter of --- (-after 2 Jan 1330, bur Spontin).  “Adda domina de Spontin relicta...domini Guillelmi domini quondam de Spontin” confirmed the donation of les dîmes de Spontin to Stavelot by charter dated 2 Jan 1329 (O.S.?)[991].  An epitaph at Spontin records the burials of “Willaume chev Ly ardennous...sire de Spontin” who died in 1321 and of “Ada de Sombreffe” (no date)[992].  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

a)         JACQUES de Spontin (-17 Jul 1326).  Seigneur de Spontin.  “Jakemins sires de Spontin et Gerards frère” settled differences about the succession of “monsigneur Willame son père...madame Ada sa mère” by charter dated mid-Oct 1322[993].  An epitaph at Spontin records the burial of “Jakmes chevalier jadis sire de Spontin et de Gedinnes en Ardennes” who died 17 Jul 1326[994]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jacques’s wife has not been identified.  Goethals names her “Isabeau de Beauraing, fille de Jacques Seigneur de Beauraing et d’Isabeau de Roldemach” citing “Archives du Cabinet Goethals” (no precise citation reference)[995].  Thierry d’Orjo highlights the absence of any proof of this family origin of Jacques’s wife[996].  Jacques & his wife had children: 

i)          GUILLAUME de Spontin “l’Ardinois” ([after 1315/20?]-7 Apr 1385, bur Spontin).  His paternal grandmother’s 2 Jan 1329 (O.S.) confirmation of donations to Stavelot (see above) suggests that Guillaume was still a minor at that date.  Seigneur de Spontin. 

-         see below

ii)         GERARD de Spontin (-killed in battle Baswilre 1371).  A 1344 document from the court of Dinant records that “Gerardus filius quondam domini Jacobi de Spontin militis” inherited “medietatem bonorum et terræ de Gedines ex successione paterna[997]

b)         GERARD de Spontin (-after [1339]).  “Jakemins sires de Spontin et Gerards frère” settled differences about the succession of “monsigneur Willame son père...madame Ada sa mère” by charter dated mid-Oct 1322[998].  “Willame Ly Ardenoys sire de Spontin” listed his fiefs held from the comte de Luxembourg, including “le terre et ban de Spontin, le moitiet de Dorines...” and property held by “li Beman Monseignour Gerard de Spontin...li boverie de Stier...”, by charter dated to before 1339[999]

 

 

GUILLAUME de Spontin “l’Ardinois”, son of JACQUES Seigneur de Spontin & his wife --- ([after 1315/20?]-7 Apr 1385, bur Spontin).  His paternal grandmother’s 2 Jan 1329 (O.S.) confirmation of donations to Stavelot (see above) suggests that Guillaume was still a minor at that date.  Seigneur de Spontin.  “Willame Ly Ardenoys sire de Spontin” listed his fiefs held from the comte de Luxembourg, including “le terre et ban de Spontin, le moitiet de Dorines...” and property held by “li Beman Monseignour Gerard de Spontin...li boverie de Stier...”, by charter dated to before 1339[1000].  “Willaume sire de Spontin” swore homage to the bishop of Liège for “la terre de Tamines...” which “Engelbert de la Marck avoit acquise et atchetée à monseignour Henri seigneur de Bierbays” by charter dated 28 May 1340[1001].  Goethals records that the comte de Luxembourg sold Spontin, as part of “la prévôté de Poilvache”, to “Marie d’Artois comtesse de Namur” in 1342[1002].  Seigneur d’Orchimont: “Wenceslas de Bohème...duc de Luxembourg...” confirmed that his father had appointed “messire Williame Lardenois sire de Spontin” as “messire Jacques d’Orchimont...[son] hoir promiet et successeur” by charter dated 1 Nov 1360[1003].  “Guillaume Comtes de Namur” confirmed having bought “les chastiaus...et terres de Mireward, d’Orchimont, Lompret...” from “Wenceslau de Boeme...Duc de Lucembourc et de Brabant”, appointing “nôtre...chevalier mons. Guillaume Lardenois Seigr. de Spontin nôtre Messagé Espaul” to effect the transfer and as governor of the properties, by charter dated 21 Nov 1360[1004].  “Wilhames sire de Spontin et de Hermale” issued a charter dated 15 Apr 1368[1005].  An epitaph at Spontin records the burial of “Wilhaume de Spontin” who died 7 Apr 1385[1006]

m firstly AGNES de Juppleu, daughter of GAUTHIER de Juppleu Seigneur de Neufville et de Freyr & his wife --- (-[1366]).  Goethals records Guillaume’s marriage “âgé d’environ 20 ans” to “Agnès de Juppleu fille de Wauthier de Juppleu chevalier sire de Neufville et de Freyr lieutenant du comte de Namur et avoué de Mehaigne”, and her death in 1366[1007].  Her date of death is indicated by the following document: “Messire Willaume Ly Ardenoys sire de Spontin” confirmed that, “par les deshéritances de Willaume Ly Ardenois le fils”, he had received properties “par la succession de madame Agnès de Juppleu jadis dame de Spontin sa mère” by charter dated 15 Aug 1367[1008]

m secondly ([1367/15 Apr 1368]) as her second husband, JULIANA van Oudenaarde, widow of JAN van Brabant Heer van Waver, daughter of ARNOUL van Oudenaarde Seigneur de Lumain & his wife Alix de Dammartin-Warfusée (-after 29 Jul 1373).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “mess. Wilhelmes quy morit sans hoirs et dois filhes, ly ainsnée at a mary mons. Wilhelme Lardenois le jovene saingnor de Spontin et de Waveres, et ly atre at mons. Englebert de Haccourt saignor de Hermalles et de Haversen”, and giving details of their descendants[1009].  “Dame Juliane de Lumagne dame de Wavere et de Spontin”, with the consent of “messire Wilheame sires de Spontin son marit et mambour”, divided her rights in “Hermalle”, in the name of “Wilheame de Wavere son fil” who inherited them “par l’obbit messire Johan de Wavere son pere”, with “damoiselle Marie de Wavere fille de la dite dame Juliane” by charter dated 29 Jul 1373[1010]

Guillaume & his first wife had children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Spontin “l’Ardinois” (-[1420], bur Leffe).  “Messire Willaume Ly Ardenoys sire de Spontin” confirmed that, “par les deshéritances de Willaume Ly Ardenois le fils”, he had received properties “par la succession de madame Agnès de Juppleu jadis dame de Spontin sa mère” by charter dated 15 Aug 1367[1011].  “Willam ly Ardenois seigneur de Spontin” notified the appearance of “mandame des Prez dame de Loyers par douaire, femme à jadis...messire Lambiers de Gosnes chevalier, et Gérard de Maillen...son mambour” relating to the rights of “Jehan de Gosnes son fils” in her deceased husband’s estates, by charter dated 1402[1012].  His date of death is indicated by a document dated 1420 under which “messire Robert de Spontin seigneur de Wavre...par la mort et succession de madame sa mère” declared his succession to “le fief de Spontin et le fief de Beuaraing...par la mort de Willaume Ly Ardenois sire de Spontin[1013]m (contract 15 Jun 1370) MARGARETA van Brabant, daughter of JAN van Brabant Heer van Waver & his wife Juliana van Oudenaarde (-before 30 Oct 1399, bur Leffe).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “ly seconde filhe...Dame de Hermalles” of “mons. Ernut avoweit de Hasbaing et saingnor de Lumaing” and his wife married “alle saingnor de Waveres en Braybant”, by whom she had “...dois filhes, ly ainsnée at a mary mons. Wilhelme Lardenois le jovene saingnor de Spontin et de Waveres...[1014].  The marriage contract between “Wilhaumes ly Ardenois sire de Spontin et Wilhaumes ly Ardenois son fils” and “medame Juliane de Lumaing dame de Wavre, de Spontin et de Hermalle avoech li messires Jehans sire de Donglebiert manbour...pour...damoiselle Margrite...fille...a medam Juliane devant dite” is dated 15 Jun 1370[1015].  Vrouw van Waver 1384.  The 30 Oct 1399 charter of her son Robert suggests that Margareta was deceased at the time.  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT de Spontin (-[Sep 1450/23 Nov 1455]).  Heer van Waver.  Seigneur de Spontin.  “Marie de Wavre dame de Havresin et de Hermal et Engelbert de Haccourt ses mari et mambours sires d’icelles chevalier” and “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers” reached agreement on dividing “la terre de Wavre” (who names the former “me...tante”), noting the property rights of “Marie de Sombreffe me...espouse”, by charter dated 30 Oct 1399[1016].  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[1017].  “Messire Robert de Spontin seigneur de Wavre...par la mort et succession de madame sa mère” declared his succession to “le fief de Spontin et le fief de Beuaraing...par la mort de Willaume Ly Ardenois sire de Spontin” by charter dated 1420[1018].  He died before 23 Nov 1455, the date of his son Guillaume’s charter cited below.  m firstly MARIE de Sombreffe, daughter of GODEFROI Seigneur de Sombreffe & his wife Isabelle d’Ottignies Dame de Héripont (-after 30 Oct 1399).  “Marie de Wavre dame de Havresin et de Hermal et Engelbert de Haccourt ses mari et mambours sires d’icelles chevalier” and “Robiers de Spontin sires de Wavre chevaliers” reached agreement on dividing “la terre de Wavre” (who names the former “me...tante”), noting the property rights of “Marie de Sombreffe me...espouse”, by charter dated 30 Oct 1399[1019]m secondly SIBYLLA van Gavre Dame de Tiège, daughter of WILLEM van Gavre dit d’Hérimez & his second wife Jeanne de Berlo (-after 6 Oct 1418).  The necrology of Waver records the death of “Sibylle de Gavre femme à messire Robert seigneur de Spontin et de Wavre” and her donation[1020]m thirdly (contract 20 Aug 1425) as her second husband, PHILIPOTTE d’Argenteau Dame de Freture en Ardennes, widow of GUILLAUME de Clermont Seigneur de Harzée, daughter of RENAUD d’Argenteau Seigneur de Houffalise & his wife Marguerite de Gimnich.  The marriage contract between “messire Renald saingneur de Houffalise chevalier et damosealz Gérard de Houffalise son fils escuier...au nom de...Philippe de Houffalise dame de Harseie et de Gramentines leur fille et suer” and “messire Robert de Spontin seigneur de Wavre et del Faubecke aussy chevaliers, Wilheame de Spontin son fils...et Jacke de Spontin enscuwier”, noting the marriage contract between “Philippe...[et] le singneur de Harzée jadis”, is dated 20 Aug 1425[1021].  Robert & his second wife had children: 

i)          GUILLAUME de Spontin (-1489, bur Waver).  The marriage contract between “messires Robiers seigneur de Wavre et delle Fabeche chevalier et Wilhiamme de Spontin son filz...pour et en nom de damoiselle Chateline leur filhe et suer engendrée de...dame Sibille de Gavre de bonne mémoire...” and “Jehan Delle Loye seigneur de Wavremont fils à Dusiauls jadis Delle Loye...par...le consentement de...Jehans Daisse son oncle...” is dated 11 May 1430[1022].  Seigneur de Spontin.  Under a charter dated 23 Nov 1455, Guillaume Seigneur de Spontin et de Wavre accepted donations to the hospital of Wavre[1023].  The testament of “damoiseal Williame seigneur de Spontin et de Wavre...et damoiselle Jehanne de Namur sa femme”, dated 1464, named their seven children “Jeanne de Spontin fille aînée, Robert de Spontin fils aîné, Jean de Spontin, Catherine, Agnès, Marie et Marguerite de Spontin[1024]m (contract 10 Jul 1432) JEANNE de Namur Dame de Liernut, de Noville-sur-Mehaigne et de Longchamp, daughter of ROBERT de Namur & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between “messire Robert seingnour de Spontin et de Wavre chevalier et Willaume son filz...de...dame Sibille de Gavre jadit” and “Robiert sengneur de Bossu et de Tahier chevalier fils naturel de...monseigneur Robiert de Namur cuy Dieu pardon...pour demeselle Jehenne sa fille légitime” is dated 10 Jul 1432, naming “...Robert...damoiselle Jehenne son aisnée fille et damoiselle Magriette sa maisnée femme et espeuze de Franchon Descanges ad present maieur de Dynant[1025].  Guillaume & his wife had children:

-         SEIGNEURS de SPONTIN[1026]

ii)         JEANNE de Spontin (-1472, bur Nevele).  Provost of the chapter of Nevele. 

iii)        CATHERINE de SpontinDame de Tiège en Hainaut.  The marriage contract between “messires Robiers seigneur de Wavre et delle Fabeche chevalier et Wilhiamme de Spontin son filz...pour et en nom de damoiselle Chateline leur filhe et suer engendrée de...dame Sibille de Gavre de bonne mémoire...” and “Jehan Delle Loye seigneur de Wavremont fils à Dusiauls jadis Delle Loye...par...le consentement de...Jehans Daisse son oncle...” is dated 11 May 1430, witnessed by “...Jehan de Spontin et Jacqueme de Spontin son frère singneur de Senenes et de Freyr...Willaume fils de Jaqueme de Spontin escuiers...”[1027]m firstly (contract 11 May 1430) ROBERT Delle Loye Seigneur de Wavremont, de Resoigne et d’Assche, son of ---.  m secondly HENRI de Juppleu Seigneur de Gesves, son of JEAN de Juppleu Seigneur de Gesves & his wife Catherine de Namur. 

b)         JEAN de SpontinThe marriage contract between “messires Robiers seigneur de Wavre et delle Fabeche chevalier et Wilhiamme de Spontin son filz...pour et en nom de damoiselle Chateline leur filhe et suer engendrée de...dame Sibille de Gavre de bonne mémoire...” and “Jehan Delle Loye seigneur de Wavremont fils à Dusiauls jadis Delle Loye...par...le consentement de...Jehans Daisse son oncle...” is dated 11 May 1430, witnessed by “...Jehan de Spontin et Jacqueme de Spontin son frère singneur de Senenes et de Freyr...Willaume fils de Jaqueme de Spontin escuiers...”[1028]

c)         GUILLAUME de Spontin (-25 Jan 1434).  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[1029].  Seigneur de Dorinne. 

-        SEIGNEURS de DORINNE[1030]

d)         JACQUES de Spontin (-29 Apr 1439, bur Waulsor).  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[1031].  The marriage contract between “messires Robiers seigneur de Wavre et delle Fabeche chevalier et Wilhiamme de Spontin son filz...pour et en nom de damoiselle Chateline leur filhe et suer engendrée de...dame Sibille de Gavre de bonne mémoire...” and “Jehan Delle Loye seigneur de Wavremont fils à Dusiauls jadis Delle Loye...par...le consentement de...Jehans Daisse son oncle...” is dated 11 May 1430, witnessed by “...Jehan de Spontin et Jacqueme de Spontin son frère singneur de Senenes et de Freyr...Willaume fils de Jaqueme de Spontin escuiers...”[1032]

-        SEIGNEURS de FREYR, de SENENNE, COMTES de BEAUFORT, DUCS de BEAUFORT-SPONTIN[1033]

 

 

 

M.     SEIGNEURS de WALCOURT

 

 

Walcourt is located about 20 kilometres due south of Charleroi, and 10 kilometres due west of Florennes, in the present-day Belgian province of Namur.  Seigneurs de Walcourt are recorded in primary sources from the early 11th century, although the precise line of descent is only provable from the early 12th century.  The family increased its prestige from the early 12th century, contracting marriages with the comital families of La Roche, Montaigu and Chiny, while Wéry [II] Seigneur de Walcourt inherited the county of Montaigu in the late 12th century.  Wéry [IV] Seigneur de Walcourt sold his seigneurie to Guillaume Comte de Namur in 1363, and the Namur family sold it to Anseau de Trazegnies in 1387.  Guillaume reserved the right to repurchase Walcourt within three years, which he exercised and promptly resold the territory to Jean de Condé Seigneur de Morialmes whose widow consented to its reversion once again to the comte de Namur.  Walcourt passed to Philippe “le Bon” Duke of Burgundy in 1421, along with the other territories of the county of Namur.  The seigneurs de Walcourt have been studied in detail by Thierry d’Orjo.  He cites numerous other relevant sources which have not been reproduced below and posits various other interesting family connections, not all of which have been included below.  Interested researchers should consult his works for further information concerning the family[1034]

 

 

The parentage of Oduin has not been ascertained.  Thierry d’Orjo suggests a possible connection with the Carolingian family of Hieronymus (see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY), illegitimate son of Charles “Martel”, in which the names Oduin [Audoen] and Folcuin were used, both families having connections with territories of the abbey of Lobbes[1035].   

 

1.         ODUIN [Odelin] [I] (-after 1 Jun 1026).  Seigneur de Walcourt.  “Oduinus dominus...villæ Walecortensis et uxor mea Eremburgis” constructed a church in his town and donated “decimam omnem” and other property by charter dated 1 Jun 1026[1036]m EREMBURGE, daughter of --- (-after 1 Jun 1026).  “Oduinus dominus...villæ Walecortensis et uxor mea Eremburgis” constructed a church in his town and donated “decimam omnem” and other property by charter dated 1 Jun 1026[1037].  Oduin & his wife had one child: 

a)         FOLCUIN de Walcourt (-after 1031).  After the death of his parents, “Fulcuinus filius eiusdem Oduini et uxor eius Fredesendis” donated “æcclesiam nonam de Melinio” and other property to Walcourt church by undated charter[1038].  “Dux Gozelo, Godefridus Calvus de Florinez, Rufus, Fulcuinus de Wallecourt, Adelardus de Cymaco...” witnessed the charter dated 1026 under which Hezelon Bishop of Toul donated property at Duselen in Taxandria to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[1039].  "...Floscuinum de Walecurt..." subscribed the charter dated 1031 under which "Godeschalcus præpositus" founded a college of canons at Liège Saint-Barthélemy[1040]m FREDESENDE, daughter of ---.  After the death of his parents, “Fulcuinus filius eiusdem Oduini et uxor eius Fredesendis” donated “æcclesiam nonam de Melinio” and other property to Walcourt church by undated charter[1041]

 

2.         ODUIN [Odelin] [II] de Walcourt (-after 1078).  “...Godefridum de Florinnez et Arnulphum, Odelinum de Walecurt...” witnessed the charter dated 1078 under which Henri Bishop of Liège donated property to Liège Saint-Barthélemy[1042]

 

 

The parentage of Wéry [I] has not been ascertained.  Thierry d’Orjo highlights common property holdings which suggest a descent from the earlier seigneurs de Walcourt shown above[1043].  The disappearance of the names Oduin and Folcuin from the known descendants of Wéry [I] suggests that the connection may have been indirect, perhaps through the female line. 

 

WERY [I] de Walcourt (-after [1131]).  “...Wedericus de Walecorth...” witnessed the charter dated 14 Jun 1096 under which Otbert Bishop of Liège declared having bought Couvin castle from Baudouin de Mons[1044].  "...Wirico de Walecurt" witnessed the charter dated 1107 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier founded Kloster Springirsbach[1045].  "...Wiricus advocatus..." witnessed the charter dated 1114 under which Bruno Archbishop of Trier donated property “in Liemena” to his cathedral[1046].  "Lamberti comitis, Gvidrici de Walecurte, Gvigeri advocati..." subscribed the charter dated 1127 under which Renaud Archbishop of Reims granted "quomodo de beneficio...ad castellum...Bullion" to the bishop of Liège[1047]Seigneur de Walcourt.  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge”, and donated “la seigneurie...à Sombrique” for the soul of “Frenlaude leur fille à la prière d’Arnou son époux et de Gerard et Adelheide leurs enfans, du consentement de Theodoric leur neveu, fils d’Arnaud son frère”, by charter dated to [1131], which also records that “le grand Arnaud de Walcourt père dud. Arnauld” donated “la demie chapelle d’Aulstor avec sa dot et un fils nommé Ancelin avec sa sœur Marie[1048]

m ADELAIDE, daughter of --- (-after [1131]).  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131][1049].  It is possible that Wéry inherited these territories in Lorraine as a result of his marriage, although no precise information has been located on the family origin of Adelaide. 

Wéry [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         ARNAUD de Walcourt .  The charters quoted below suggest that Arnaud inherited his father’s possessions in Lorraine, while his brother Thierry held the family properties in Namur.  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge”, and donated “la seigneurie...à Sombrique” for the soul of “Frenlaude leur fille à la prière d’Arnou son époux et de Gerard et Adelheide leurs enfans, du consentement de Theodoric leur neveu, fils d’Arnaud son frère”, by charter dated to [1131], which also records that “le grand Arnaud de Walcourt père dud. Arnauld” donated “la demie chapelle d’Aulstor avec sa dot et un fils nommé Ancelin avec sa sœur Marie[1050]m ---.  The name of Arnaud’s wife is not known.  Arnaud & his wife had one child: 

a)         ARNAUD de Walcourt (-after 1195).  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131], which also records that “le grand Arnaud de Walcourt père dud. Arnauld” donated “la demie chapelle d’Aulstor avec sa dot et un fils nommé Ancelin avec sa sœur Marie[1051].  Both this charter and the general chronology of the family indicates that there must have been two individuals named Arnaud de Walcourt, father and son.  The chronology would suggest that the following charters refers to the son.  Seigneur de Montclair.  Arnaud de Montclair sold property at Altroff to Villers-Bettnach, with the consent of his wife Ermengarde and their son Jean, by charter dated 14 Mar 1178 (O.S.)[1052].  Arnold Archbishop of Trier recorded that “Arnulphus de Walencurt advocatus in...Marceto” constructed “in loco...Schine, castrum” [Montclair], by charter dated 1181, witnessed by “comes Symon de Sarebrucke, Godefridus comes de Spanheim et filii sui, Gilbertus de Miravel et filius suus Bartholomeus, Arnolphus de Siersberg, Cuno de Mailberg, Cuno et Arnulphus de Ure, Albero et Theodoricus de Manderscheidt, Wiricus, Mafredus, Alexander et Henricus de Numagen, Rudolphus et Henricus de Trys...[1053].  Henri II Comte de Namur confirmed donations to Sainte-Marie de Justemont made by “dominus Hesso de Breiei...” and a donation made by “Arnulphus dominus de Monte Claro, assensu uxoris sue Ermengardis et filii sui Johannis”, by charter dated 1181[1054].  Thierry d’Orjo cites two sources dated Nov 1182 and 1185 which name Arnaud, his wife and son[1055].  "...Arnoldus de Monclir et Johannes filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1195 which records an agreement between the abbot of Wadgassen and "comitem Ludewicum de Sarwerde advocatiam de Borbach"[1056]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-1185).  Arnaud de Montclair sold property at Altroff to Villers-Bettnach, with the consent of his wife Ermengarde and their son Jean, by charter dated 14 Mar 1178 (O.S.)[1057].  Thierry d’Orjo suggests that Ermengarde was related to the Sponheim family, highlighting the witnesses to the 1181 charter quoted above and the 1240 charter her great-granddaughter Isabelle de Joinville ("Elisabeth domina de Montcleir" sold property in Clervaux to "consanguineo meo domino Symoni de Spanheim" by charter dated 1240[1058])[1059].  Henri II Comte de Namur confirmed donations to Sainte-Marie de Justemont made by “Arnulphus dominus de Monte Claro, assensu uxoris sue Ermengardis et filii sui Johannis”, by charter dated 1181[1060].  Thierry d’Orjo cites two sources dated Nov 1182 and 1185 which name Arnaud, his wife and son[1061].  Arnaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEAN de Walcourt dit de Montclair (-[2 Nov 1208/20 Jun 1210]).  Arnaud de Montclair sold property at Altroff to Villers-Bettnach, with the consent of his wife Ermengarde and their son Jean, by charter dated 14 Mar 1178 (O.S.)[1062].  Henri II Comte de Namur confirmed donations to Sainte-Marie de Justemont made by “Arnulphus dominus de Monte Claro, assensu uxoris sue Ermengardis et filii sui Johannis”, by charter dated 1181[1063].  Thierry d’Orjo cites two sources dated Nov 1182 and 1185 which name Arnaud, his wife and son[1064].  "...Arnoldus de Monclir et Johannes filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1195 which records an agreement between the abbot of Wadgassen and "comitem Ludewicum de Sarwerde advocatiam de Borbach"[1065].  “Jean de Montclair, Gilles de Berg...Werry de Fontoy” acted as guarantors for the release from imprisonment of Ferry II Duke of Lorraine under a peace treaty with Thibaut I Comte de Bar dated 2 Nov 1208[1066].  He is named as father of Ermengarde in the charter dated 20 Jun 1210 quoted below, the wording of which suggests that he was recently deceased at the time.  m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ERMENGARDE de Montclair (-after 23 Jul 1218).  “Simon miles...dominus de Joinville” donated “patronatum ecclesiæ de Faverchinis” to Floreffe, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ermengardis filiæ domini Johannis de Monte Claro”, by charter dated 20 Jun 1210[1067].  "Simon Sire de Joinville frère et successeur de Geoffroi V Trouillart" donated property to the abbey of Boulancourt with the consent of his wife Ermengarde dame de Monteclere by charter dated 1 Aug 1210[1068].  She was heiress of the château de Montclair, which passed to her son.  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "sa femme Ermengart, de son fils Geoffroy, de ses filles Isabelle et Béatrix", by charter dated 1216[1069].  “Ermengardis domina Montisclari” constituted “medietati totius terræ mariti sui Simonis domini Joinvillæ, Campaniæ senescalli…in dotalitio", naming "Gaufridus filius suus primogenitus", by charter dated 6 Jul 1218[1070].  "Simon seigneur de Montclair et Ermengart sa femme" relinquished rights to the abbey of Mettlach, by charter dated 23 Jul 1218[1071].  "Simon dominus de Monteclaro" pledged rights to Kloster Mettlach, for the anniversary of "coniux mea Ermengardis bone memorie", by charter dated 23 Jul 1218 [presumably misdated considering the other charter of the same date quoted above][1072]m ([1205/before 1209]) as his first wife, SIMON Seigneur de Joinville, son of GEOFFROI [IV] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Helvide de Dampierre (-May 1233). 

2.         THIERRY [I] de Walcourt (-[1147/48]).  "...Theodorici filii Widerici de Valcourt..." subscribed the charter dated [1126/37] under which Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed donations to Saint-Mansuy made by “Simon...dux Lotharingorum et marchio...[1073]Seigneur de Walcourt.  "Theodoricus dominus Hornensis" acknowledged receipt of money from "Arnulphum dominum et avunculum comitem Lossensem" and also holding the castle of Horn from him, by charter dated 1147, witnessed by "Theodorici comitis de Hostade, generi nostri Godefridi comitis Durasii, Giselberti subadvocati sancti Trudonis, Alberonis Lossensis et Arnoldi domini de Stinvort, fratrum et cognatorum nostrorum, Arnoldi D. de Peterssem, domini Theodorici D. de Walicuria…"[1074].  The Chronicon Hanonense of Baudouin d’Avesnes names "signour de Wallecourt Weri de Walecourt" when recording his marriage[1075]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de la Roche, daughter of HENRI [I] de Namur Comte de la Roche & his wife Mathilde de Limbourg.  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Mathildis" daughter of "Henricum comitem de Rupe"[1076].  The Chronicon Hanonense of Baudouin d’Avesnes names "Mehaut" as daughter of "Henri…quens de Durbuis", her first husband "signour de Wallecourt Weri de Walecourt" and her second husband "Nicholas d'Avesnes"[1077].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Giselbert names "Mathildem filiam Henrici comitis de Roche in Ardenna" as wife of "Nicholaus filius [Walteri…de Avethnes]", adding that she obtained “comitatum de Rocha et advocatias Stabulacensis ecclesia” from the comte de Namur and the emperor[1078].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Fredericus archidyaconus Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis, qui postea factus archiepiscopus de Tyre, et soror eius Mathildis" as children of "Albertus de Rupe", specifying that Mathilde married firstly "Theoderico de Walecurt" by whom she was mother of "Werricum de Rupeforti et matrem Theoderici de Hufalize, cuius filius Henricus de Hufalize", and secondly "Nicolao de Avenes"[1079].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "filius eius Nicolaus Plukellus" married "Machtildem filiam Henrici comitis de Rupe in Ardenna", whose first husband was "domini de Walecourt"[1080].  She married secondly (before 1150) Nicolas d'Oisy Seigneur d'Avesnes.  Thierry [I] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         WERY [II] de Walcourt (-[29 Jun 1206/1211]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Widricum de Wallecort et filias multas" as children of "Mathildis [filiis Henrici comitis de Roche]" & her first husband[1081].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Gislebert names "Widrico de Walecourt" as brother of "Iacobus…de Avethnis"[1082]Seigneur de Walcourt

-        see below

b)         daughter .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Werricum de Rupeforti et matrem Theoderici de Hufalize, cuius filius Henricus de Hufalize" as children of Mathilde de la Roche and her first husband "Theoderico de Walecurt"[1083].  The Chronicon Hanonense names "Beatrix" as daughter of "Henri…quens de Durbuis" and her husband "Winant le signour de Hufalise"[1084], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln[1085] the wife of Winand van Gronsfeld Seigneur de Houffalize was Beatrix de Walcourt, daughter of Thierry [I] de Walcourt & his wife Mathilde de Laroche, who was that Beatrix's sister.  m WINAND van Gronsfeld Seigneur de Houffalize, son of ---. 

c)         two or more daughters .  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Widricum de Wallecort et filias multas" as children of "Mathildis [filiis Henrici comitis de Roche]" & her first husband[1086].  Thierry d’Orjo suggests some possibilities for the identification of these unnamed other daughters[1087]

3.         KAMERA de Walcourt .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131][1088]

4.         ADELAIDE de Walcourt .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131][1089]

5.         FRELANDE de Walcourt .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge”, and donated “la seigneurie...à Sombrique” for the soul of “Frenlaude leur fille à la prière d’Arnou son époux et de Gerard et Adelheide leurs enfans, du consentement de Theodoric leur neveu, fils d’Arnaud son frère”, by charter dated to [1131][1090]m ARNAUD, son of ---.  Two children: 

a)         GERARD .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" donated “la seigneurie...à Sombrique” to Freistorff for the soul of “Frenlaude leur fille à la prière d’Arnou son époux et de Gerard et Adelheide leurs enfans, du consentement de Theodoric leur neveu, fils d’Arnaud son frère”, by charter dated to [1131][1091]

b)         ADELAIDE .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" donated “la seigneurie...à Sombrique” to Freistorff for the soul of “Frenlaude leur fille à la prière d’Arnou son époux et de Gerard et Adelheide leurs enfans, du consentement de Theodoric leur neveu, fils d’Arnaud son frère”, by charter dated to [1131][1092]

6.         SOPHIE de Walcourt .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131][1093]

7.         EREMBURGE de Walcourt .  "Le seigneur Wiric de Walcourt et sa femme...Adheleide" founded Freistorff abbey, with the consent of “leurs deux fils Arnou et Theodore et de leurs cinq filles Kamer, Adeleide, Frelende, Sophie et Aramburge” by charter dated to [1131][1094]

 

 

WERY [II] de Walcourt, son of THIERRY [I] Seigneur de Walcourt & his wife Mathilde de la Roche (-[29 Jun 1206/1211]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Widricum de Wallecort et filias multas" as children of "Mathildis [filiis Henrici comitis de Roche]" & her first husband[1095].  The Chronicon Hanoniense of Gislebert names "Widrico de Walecourt" as brother of "Iacobus…de Avethnis", when recording that the latter claimed “comitatu de Roka” for the former and for himself[1096].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Werricum de Rupeforti et matrem Theoderici de Hufalize, cuius filius Henricus de Hufalize" as children of Mathilde de la Roche and her first husband "Theoderico de Walecurt"[1097].  Alexander Bishop of Liège notified donations to Alne, including the donation of “à Fontaines...l’avouerie” made by “Gérard de Thuin du consentement de sa femme Béatrix et de ses co-héritiers”, by charter dated 1165, witnessed by “...Lodovicus advocatus Hasbanie...Manisserus de Hirge, Arnulphus de Sirche, Guedericus de Walecurt...[1098].  He inherited the counties of Montaigu and Clermont, the seigneurie de Rochefort and the avouerie of Dinant from his wife’s family, while Gerard Comte de Looz inherited the county of Duras and the avouerie of Saint-Trond [Sint-Truijden][1099].  Comte de Montaigu: "Guidericus…comes de Monte Acuto" donated rights to the church at Melreux to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, confirming the donations of "antecessorum nostrorum…Godefridi comitis et filiorum eius Egidii et Cononis", by charter dated to after 25 May 1189 witnessed by "…Nicholai castellani Buloniensis, Henrici advocati ecclesiæ Sancti Huberti…"[1100].  “Guidericus...comes de Monte-acuto” relinquished “ecclesia de Melleroit” to Saint-Hubert in exchange for “allodium de Bandres” donated by “antecessorum nostrorum...Godefridi comitis et filiorum eius Egidii et Cononis” by charter dated to [1203][1101].  “Werricus de Walecurt comes Montis acuti et Clarimontis” donated “pratum de Roseriis...et...sartum de Strivel” to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Tirricus et Jacobus filii mei...Tirricus de Hufalise filius sororis meæ...” by charter dated 1204[1102]Seigneur de Walcourt.  Wéry is no longer referred to as comte de Montaigu et de Clermont in a charter dated 29 Jun 1206: “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1103].  Wéry [II] was presumably deceased in 1211 when his son is named Comte de Montaigu (see below). 

m ([1164/70]) GERBERGE de Montaigu, daughter of GODEFROI Comte de Montaigu, de Clermont et de Duras & his wife Juliane de Duras (-after 29 Jun 1206).  Henri Bishop of Liège approved the donation of “decimam...de Molembisul” made by “Erlendis quondam Geldoniensis comitissa viro suo defuncto” to Heylissem abbey, which was confirmed by “Juliane comitisse uxoris Godefridi comitis” with the consent of “filiis et filiabus suis Egidio, Petro, Conone, Gerberga et Claritia” for the soul of “viri sui comitis Godefridi”, by charter dated 1164, before 12 May[1104].  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1105].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified, although it is suggested by the documents in which her husband is called comte de Montaigu et de Clermont.  Thierry d’Orjo suggests that the couple was married before [1170][1106]

Wéry [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         THIERRY [II] de Walcourt (-[8 Apr 1235/12 Jun 1237]).  “Werricus de Walecurt comes Montis acuti et Clarimontis” donated “pratum de Roseriis...et...sartum de Strivel” to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Tirricus et Jacobus filii mei...Tirricus de Hufalise filius sororis meæ...” by charter dated 1204[1107].  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1108].  Comte de Montaigu: “Theodericus de Walcourt…comes Montisacuti” transferred “feodum de Mahagne” to “domino Philippo marchioni Namucensi” by charter dated 1211[1109].  It is unclear whether the absence of later sources, in which Thierry is referred to as comte de Montaigu, indicates that he relinquished the title or his claim to the county.  Seigneur de Walcourt.  “Theodericus dominus de Walcuria” renounced rights over “cœnobium de Jardinio beatæ Mariæ juxta Walcuriam sitam”, with the consent of “uxore mea domina Gertrude”, by charter dated Dec 1232[1110].  “Terric seigneur de Walcourt et Gertrude son épouse” declared that they had sold property “à Houdeng, Gœgnies et Haine”, bought from “Amalric fils de Thierry”, to Rœulx abbey by charter dated Jul 1234[1111].  “...Th. de Valecourt et des deux fils...” promised to guarantee the agreement regarding the succession to the county of Flanders by charter dated Jan 1234 (O.S.?)[1112].  “...Th. de Walcourt et duo filii eius...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[1113]m firstly ([1200]) --- [de Chiny, daughter of LOUIS [III] Comte de Chiny & his wife Sophie ---].  “Theodoricus dominus de Walcurt”, on his marriage “cum filiam comitis Ludovici” whose dowry was “terræ de Urgeou”, confirmed rights “super...silvæ...Forest”, disputed by “patre uxoris meæ”, to Orval by charter dated 1200[1114].  The chronology suggests that “comes Ludovicus” was Louis [III] Comte de Chimay, although if that is correct it is somewhat surprising that this charter does not refer to him as deceased.  The relationship between the Walcourt and Chiny families is also indicated by the dispensation (see below) required for the marriage of Gilles Seigneur de Walcourt, son of Thierry, with the widow of Gilles Seigneur de Hierges, who was descended from Alix de Chiny (supposed paternal aunt of the wife of Thierry de Walcourt).  m secondly ---.  Roland suggests that the mother of Thierry’s [younger] children was an otherwise unrecorded second wife.  He says that “selon toute apparence” she belonged to “la noble famille de Strépy en Hainaut”, citing a charter dated 1204 which confirms that they owned property at Houdeng and Gœgnies: “Baouduin de Strépy” granted “le pâturage de ses alleux de Houdeng et Gœgnies” to Alne abbey by charter dated 1204[1115].  In addition, “Alard seigneur de Strépy” issued a charter dated 1232 relating to the “l’alleu de Houdeng-Gœgnies-Haine[1116].  Her dowry was Houdeng, Gœgnies and Haine, as shown by the charter dated 1232 under which “Gilles seigneur de Barbançon” notified that [her son] “Amalric custos de Walecuria” had transferred to his father “l’alleu de Houdeng-Gœgnies-Haine qui lui revenait de sa mère[1117].  “Th. dominus de Walecourt et G. uxor mea” sold property “apud Housdaing, apud Gognies et apud Hainne” to Rœulx abbey, including property sold by “Amolrico filio meo” and inherited from “matre sua que fuit uxor mea”, with the consent of “Theodorici et Amolrico filii mei” and signifying “filiam...in Romanie partibus” whom they wished would consent later, by charter dated May 1234[1118]m thirdly as her second husband, GERTRUDE, widow of ---, daughter of --- (-[Jul 1234/7 Dec 1240]).  “Theodericus dominus de Walcuria” renounced rights over “cœnobium de Jardinio beatæ Mariæ juxta Walcuriam sitam”, with the consent of “uxore mea domina Gertrude”, by charter dated Dec 1232[1119].  “Th. dominus de Walecourt et G. uxor mea” sold property “apud Housdaing, apud Gognies et apud Hainne” to Rœulx abbey, including property sold by “Amolrico filio meo” and inherited from “matre sua que fuit uxor mea”, with the consent of “Theodorici et Amolrico filii mei” and signifying “filiam...in Romanie partibus” whom they wished would consent later, by charter dated May 1234[1120].  “Terric seigneur de Walcourt et Gertrude son épouse” declared that they had sold property “à Houdeng, Gœgnies et Haine”, bought from “Amalric fils de Thierry”, to Rœulx abbey by charter dated Jul 1234[1121].  She is named as decased in the 7 Dec 1240 of her daughter, quoted below.  Thierry [II] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         GILLES de Walcourt (-[1 Aug 1248/1252]).  Roland says that his father entrusted Gilles with his lands on leaving on crusade[1122]Seigneur de Walcourt, de Rochefort, et d’Orgeo. 

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b)         IDA de Walcourt (-1257, bur Aulne).  “Gilles fils de Jean avoué de Thuin, au nom de son beau-père Thierri seigneur de Walcourt” confirmed the donation made to Epinlieu abbey by ”Antoine châtelain héréditaire de Binche...” by charter dated Apr 1222[1123].  The date of this charter suggests that this daughter was born from her father’s first marriage.  In addition, she is not mentioned in the various documents quoted below which all name his supposed children by his [second] marriage.  Epitaphs at Aulne abbey record the burial of Gilles de Thuin (died in 1246) and his wife Ida (died in 1257)[1124]m (before Apr 1222) GILLES de Thuin, son of JEAN de Thuin & his wife Marie --- (-1246, bur Aulne). 

Thierry [II] & his second wife had three children: 

c)         THIERRY de Walcourt “Stradiot” (-[1265/72]).  “Thierri chevalier fils de Thierri seigneur de Walecuria” sold land “à Rovroi” to Epinlieu abbey by charter dated Aug 1232, sealed by “Gérard seigneur de Jauce, Wautier seigneur de Fontaines, Hugues frère de Wautier seigneur de Lens[1125].  Maréchal de Hainaut.  

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d)         AMAURY de Walcourt (-after 1237).  “Gilles seigneur de Barbançon” notified that “Amalric custos de Walecuria” had transferred to his father “l’alleu de Houdeng-Gœgnies-Haine qui lui revenait de sa mère” by charter dated 1232[1126].  “Th. dominus de Walecourt et G. uxor mea” sold property “apud Housdaing, apud Gognies et apud Hainne” to Rœulx abbey, including property sold by “Amolrico filio meo” and inherited from “matre sua que fuit uxor mea”, with the consent of “Theodorici et Amolrico filii mei” and signifying “filiam...in Romanie partibus” whom they wished would consent later, by charter dated May 1234[1127].  Jean Bishop of Liège notified the renunciation “Amalric fils de quondam Theodorici bone memorie seigneur de Walcourt, chanoine de Liège et custos de Walcourt” [of “l’alleu de Houdeng-Gœgnies-Haine qui lui revenait de sa mère”] by charter dated Jun 1237[1128].  “Amalric custos de Walcourt fils de quondam Terrici” ratified a sale of land made by “son père” by charter dated “feria secunda ante nativitatem beati Johannis baptiste” 1237[1129].  It is unclear from the wording of the charter dated Aug 1245, quoted elsewhere in this section, whether Amaury was still alive at that date. 

e)         GERBERGE de Walcourt (-after 1277).  “Th. dominus de Walecourt et G. uxor mea” sold property “apud Housdaing, apud Gognies et apud Hainne” to Rœulx abbey, including property sold by “Amolrico filio meo” and inherited from “matre sua que fuit uxor mea”, with the consent of “Theodorici et Amolrico filii mei” and signifying “filiam...in Romanie partibus” whom they wished would consent later, by charter dated May 1234[1130].  “Thierry de Walcourt chevalier maréchal de Hainaut” notified that “Thierry son père et père d’Amauri son frère jadis chanoine de Saint-Lambert” held land and woods “à Gœgnies et à Houdeng qui devaient leur revenir à eux deux ainsi qu’à leur sœur Gerberge”, that “leur père” sold the property to Saint-Foillan “du vivant de sa femme nostre marastre me dame Gerdrut”, that Gerberge their sister was at the time of the sale “en estrengne pais mariee et demorans” so was unable to give her consent, that she returned after their father’s death, that “li dite Gerberge nostre suer ewist oirs me dame Marien ja dis feme monsigneur Nicholon Brongnart et Bilas sen frère” who acquired her share “a vivant de leur mere medame Gerberge”, and that now “Gerberge et ses enfants réclamaient dix ans d’arriérage” but renounced their claim in the court of Hainaut, by charter dated Aug 1245[1131].  “Gerberga filia quondam...Th. domini de Rupeforti et de Walecuria et Helardus filius meus et Maria filia mea relicta domini Nicholai dicti Broignart” sold land at Haine-Saint-Paul to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated Apr 1261[1132].  “Gerberge [et] sa fille Marie” relinquished property at Roveroy, Croix, Houdeng and Haine to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated 1277[1133]m ---.  Two children: 

i)          MARIE (-after 1277).  “Thierry de Walcourt chevalier maréchal de Hainaut” recorded the history of land “à Gœgnies et à Houdeng”, that Gerberge his sister had “oirs me dame Marien ja dis feme monsigneur Nicholon Brongnart et Bilas sen frère” who acquired her share in the property “a vivant de leur mere medame Gerberge”, and that now “Gerberge et ses enfants réclamaient dix ans d’arriérage” but renounced their claim in the court of Hainaut, by charter dated Aug 1245[1134].  “Gerberga filia quondam...Th. domini de Rupeforti et de Walecuria et Helardus filius meus et Maria filia mea relicta domini Nicholai dicti Broignart” sold land at Haine-Saint-Paul to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated Apr 1261[1135].  “Gerberge [et] sa fille Marie” relinquished property at Roveroy, Croix, Houdeng and Haine to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated 1277[1136]m NICOLAS Brognart, son of --- (-before Apr 1261). 

ii)         HELARD (-after Apr 1261).  “Thierry de Walcourt chevalier maréchal de Hainaut” recorded the history of land “à Gœgnies et à Houdeng”, that Gerberge his sister had “oirs me dame Marien ja dis feme monsigneur Nicholon Brongnart et Bilas sen frère” who acquired her share in the property “a vivant de leur mere medame Gerberge”, and that now “Gerberge et ses enfants réclamaient dix ans d’arriérage” but renounced their claim in the court of Hainaut, by charter dated Aug 1245[1137]Gerberga filia quondam...Th. domini de Rupeforti et de Walecuria et Helardus filius meus et Maria filia mea relicta domini Nicholai dicti Broignart” sold land at Haine-Saint-Paul to Bonne-Espérance abbey by charter dated Apr 1261[1138]

Thierry [II] & his third wife had one child: 

f)          MARGUERITE de Walcourt (-[Namur] 8 Sep 1284).  Marguerite de Walcourt, daughter of Thierry de Walcourt, approved the donation to Soignies made by her late mother Gertrude for her anniversary, by charter dated 7 Dec 1240[1139].  Thierry d’Orjo records her date and possible place of death[1140]

2.         JACQUES de Walcourt (-[Sep 1232/Nov 1234]).  “Werricus de Walecurt comes Montis acuti et Clarimontis” donated “pratum de Roseriis...et...sartum de Strivel” to Val-Saint-Lambert, in the presence of “Tirricus et Jacobus filii mei...Tirricus de Hufalise filius sororis meæ...” by charter dated 1204[1141].  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1142].  Comte de Clermont, Seigneur de Harzé.  Seigneur d’Esneux.    

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3.         WERY de Walcourt (-[Jan 1231/Dec 1233]).  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1143].  Assuming that this list reflects their order of birth, Wéry and Gilles died before 1211 when their brother Thierry is recorded as Comte de Montaigu (see below).  However, Thierry d’Orjo records his death [Jan 1231/Dec 1233], noting that he was ancestor of the Seigneurs de Fontoy[1144].  Seigneur de Fontoy. 

4.         GILLES de Walcourt (-after 1232).  “Wirricus dominus de Walcourt” donated “molendinum de Goustal” to Justémont, with the consent of “conjugis meæ Gerbergæ...et filiorum meorum Wirrici, Ægidii, Theodorici et Jacobi et cæterorum”, by charter dated 29 Jun 1206[1145].  Assuming that this list reflects their order of birth, Wéry and Gilles died before 1211 when their brother Thierry is recorded as Comte de Montaigu (see below).  However, Thierry d’Orjo cites a charter dated 1232 in which Gilles is named as Thierry’s brother[1146].  Seigneur de Berg. 

 

 

GILLES de Walcourt, son of THIERRY [II] Seigneur de Walcourt & his first wife [--- de Chiny] (-[1 Aug 1248/1252]).  “...Th. de Valecourt et des deux fils...” promised to guarantee the agreement regarding the succession to the county of Flanders by charter dated Jan 1234 (O.S.?)[1147].  Roland says that his father entrusted Gilles with his lands on leaving on crusade[1148]Seigneur de Walcourt, de Rochefort, et d’Orgeo.  “Egidius de Rupeforti” confirmed the donation of “ecclesie de Ays in Fammena” to Saint-Hubert made by “Cono miles de Jamodines uxor et liberi eius”, with the consent of “Herbrandi domini de Han”, by charter dated 1223[1149].  "Egidius dominus de Rupeforti" approved a donation to Saint-Hubert, Ardenne, with the consent of "Herbrandi domini de Ham", by charter dated 1225[1150].  “Arnulphus comes de Chinneo et de Loz” notified an agreement between Orval abbey and “dominum Ludemarum de Firmitate et Jacobum de Staueles milites” concerning “nemore Belloniscampaniæ”, in the presence of “domini Egidii de Rupeforti”, by charter dated 1230[1151].  “Aegidius dominus de Rupeforti” confirmed donations to Orval made by “antecessorum meorum” by charter dated Mar 1230 (O.S.)[1152].  “Hebrannus dominus de Hans” waived levies “apud Rogefort” in favour of Orval, with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ermengardis”, by charter dated Oct 1231, sealed by “domini Aegidii de Rupeforti[1153].  “...Th. de Walcourt et duo filii eius...” and others requested the archbishop of Reims to confirm their agreement regarding the Flanders succession by charter dated [Feb] 1235, confirmed before 8 Apr 1235 by the archbishop[1154].  “Egidius miles de Ruppeforti et de Wallecuria...nec Helvidis uxor mea” was obliged to destroy property he had built “in villa de Hasteriis” after the arbitration of “Henricum dominum de Huffalize” by charter dated 21 Apr 1239[1155]

m ([1220]) as her second marriage, HELVIDE de Faing, widow of GILLES Seigneur de Hierges, daughter of THIERRY de Faing [Faing sous Jamoigne, Luxembourg] avoué de Waulsort et d’Hastière & his wife Ida --- (-after 21 Apr 1239).  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1218 under which "Theodericus miles de Fen advocatus ecclesie Walciodorensis" donated revenue from his duties “super winagium meum” to Waulsort, with the consent of “uxore mea domina Ida et Heribrando domino hujus feodi[1156], read together with the ratification of this donation made by “Gilles seigneur de Walcourt et Héluide de Faing son épouse” by charter dated Nov 1221[1157].  Her two marriages are confirmed by the bull dated 8 Apr 1236 from Pope Gregory IX instructing the bishop of Liège to issue dispensation for the marriage between “Aegidium dominum de Rupe Forti et H. eius uxorem”, recording that “Egidio domino de Rupe Forti” had notified that “quondam Egidius dominus de Hyerge” (who was related to him in 3° consanguinity) had when “infra annos nubiles” contracted marriage with “H. uxore sua” and lived with her “in domo sua per quinque meses”, and that the former had married her, lived with her for 15 years and procreated “plures ex ea filios[1158].  “Egidius miles de Ruppeforti et de Wallecuria...nec Helvidis uxor mea” was obliged to destroy property he had built “in villa de Hasteriis” after the arbitration of “Henricum dominum de Huffalize” by charter dated 21 Apr 1239[1159]

Gilles & his wife had four children: 

1.         WERY de Walcourt (-[1248/May 1252] or after 1255).  Thierry d’Orjo cites sources dated Jul 1248 and 17 & 20 Sep 1248 which name him, but highlighting a charter dated May 1252 in which his brother Thierry is named as Seigneur de Rochefort and also a source dated 1255 under which “Werry de Walcourt comte de Montaigu” donated property to Justemont abbey.  He suggests that Wéry may have retired to become a monk at Justemont[1160]

2.         THIERRY [III] de Walcourt (-after 1276)Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort.  “...Theoderico Wallecuriensi marescalco Hanoniense, Theoderico domino Wallecuriense...” witnessed the charter dated 1259 under which “domini Nicholai de Morialmeis” exchanged property with Alne abbey[1161].  “Theodoricus dominus Rupefortis” confirmed donations made to Saint-Rémy abbey by “pie memorie Ægidius pater meus” by charter dated Oct 1264[1162].  “Thieris sires de Wallecort et de Rochefort et Joye sa femme” founded two chapels at Walcourt “cœnobium de Jardinio beatæ Mariæ juxta Walcuriam sitam”, and bequeathed property to “damisele Agniès nostre fille...à Isabel no mainsnée fille”, by testament dated Aug 1271 which appoints “monsigneur Nichole de Condeit signeur de Morialmeis...” as executor[1163]m JOIE de Condé, daughter of JACQUES de Condé Seigneur de Bailleul & his wife Agnès de Rœulx (-after Aug 1271).  “Thieris sires de Wallecort et de Rochefort et Joye sa femme” founded two chapels at Walcourt “cœnobium de Jardinio beatæ Mariæ juxta Walcuriam sitam”, and bequeathed property to “damisele Agniès nostre fille...à Isabel no mainsnée fille”, by testament dated Aug 1271 which appoints “monsigneur Nichole de Condeit signeur de Morialmeis...” as executor[1164].  Thierry [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         THIERRY [IV] de Walcourt (-[15 Nov 1318/27 Mar 1320]).  Seigneur de Rochefort.  “Thiéris de Wallecort sires de Rochefort” delivered the legacy bequeathed by his father “à prendre à thouniou de Wallecourt” to Walcourt Notre-Dame, with the consent of “monsigneur Guion conte de Namur de cui on tient le vile de Wallecourt”, by charter dated 4 Sep 1297[1165]Seigneur de Walcourt.  “Thieris sires de Walecourt et de Rochefort” consented to “Thieris nos fis” taking three villages in the county of Montaigu “Dochamps, Frayneu et Lamerou maynilh” in fief from “Jehan...roy de Behaigne et de Poulainne et conte de Luxembour” by charter dated 15 Nov 1318[1166].  He died before 27 Mar 1320 when his son Thierry swore homage for Rochefort (see below).  m MECHTILD von Blankenheim, daughter of GERHARD [VI] Herr von Blankenheim & his wife Irmesinde [Irmgard] de Durbuy [Limburg/Luxembourg] (-after 15 Nov 1318).  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Aug 1332 under which [her son] “Werris sires de Wallecourt chevaliers” confirmed the relinquishment by “no...mère demiselle Mehaus de Blankenhem que Dieus absoille dame jadis de Wallecourt” over “le chambage de vostre chambe de Wallecourt” in favour of Walcourt Notre-Dame[1167].  Thierry [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          THIERRY [V] de Walcourt (-after 20 Feb 1365).  “Thieris sires de Walecourt et de Rochefort” consented to “Thieris nos fis” taking three villages in the county of Montaigu “Dochamps, Frayneu et Lamerou maynilh” in fief from “Jehan...roy de Behaigne et de Poulainne et conte de Luxembour” by charter dated 15 Nov 1318[1168]Seigneur de Walcourt et de Rochefort.  “Thiri de Rochefort seigneur de Wallecourt chevalier” swore homage for “le castial, ville et terre de Rochefort, avec Bohongne, Falen, l’égliese Saint-Remy, le ville de Jumial sans le moullin, le winage de Rochefort, Eproive, le winage de Leche de Grupont jusques à le Meuse” by charter dated 27 Mar 1320 (N.S.)[1169].  “Thieris sires de Wallecourt et de Rochefort” donated certain properties to Saint-Rémy abbey by charter dated 10 Nov 1327[1170].  Jean II Comte de Namur confiscated the seigneurie de Walcourt from Thierry in 1332 and awarded it to his brother Wéry.  Letters dated 17 Apr 1364 set out the terms proposed by “Thiéry de Rochefort chevalier” to recover “la terre de Walcourt dont il avoit été privé par confiscation”, while letters dated 20 Feb 1364 (O.S.) record the refusal of these terms by “le comte de Namur[1171]

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ii)         WERY [III] de Walcourt (-[1341])Seigneur de Walcourt 1332.  “Werris sires de Wallecourt chevaliers” confirmed the relinquishment by “no...mère demiselle Mehaus de Blankenhem que Dieus absoille dame jadis de Wallecourt” over “le chambage de vostre chambe de Wallecourt” in favour of Walcourt Notre-Dame by charter dated 23 Aug 1332, and “Jehan cuens de Namur” gave his approval at the request of “notre...cousin Monseigneur Werri seigneur de Wallecourt[1172].  The precise family relationship between Wéry de Walcourt and Jean Comte de Namur has not been traced.  m [PHILIPPINE de Trazegnies, daughter of [GILLES [V] Seigneur de Trazegnies & his wife Philippa [de Momal]] ([after 1300]-).  Saint-Genois names “Jean, Othon de Trazegnies Sgr. de Limale mort en 1349 ayant épousé Catherine d’Avesnes, Philipote épouse de Frédéric Sgr de Walincourt, Béatrix morte en 1308 et inhumée à Herlaimont...[épouse d’] Allard Sgr de Peruwez” as the children of Gilles [V] Seigneur de Trazegnies and his wife “Philippine d’Arschot dite de Wesemael qui mourut en 1300 et fut inhumée à Herlaimont”, without citing the sources which confirm this information[1173].  The birth date of Wéry [IV], son of Wéry [III] Seigneur de Walcourt, “after [1325]” suggests that his mother was born after 1300.  If Philippine was the daughter of Gilles [V] Seigneur de Trazegnies, she must have been one of his youngest children.]  Wéry [III] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       WERY [IV] de Walcourt (after [1325]-after 23 May 1383).  “Watier de Juppeleu mambourg de Wéry de Walcourt fils de Wéry” donated “en cens à Engelbert de la Marche et à Ermesinde son épouse la terre et seigneurie de Walcourt” until “le dit Wéry” reached 16 years of age by charter dated 5 Feb 1341 (maybe O.S.)[1174].  An arbitral decision dated 18 Oct 1359 confirmed that “la terre de Walcourt” would revert “au comte de Namur” if “le dit Wéry de Walcourt” died without legitimate heirs having reached the age of 15[1175].  It is assumed that there is some error in the transcription of this document as Wery [IV] was clearly already over 15 years old at that date.  Seigneur de Walcourt.  “Werryt sires de Walcourt” sold the “seigneurie de Walcourt” to “Guillaume comte de Namur”, if he died without lawful heirs, reserving rights to “[son] épouse dame Jehenne fille messire Andouar Dou Bos”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1363[1176].  “Wéry de Walcourt chevalier et Jeanne du Bois sa femme” notified that Guillaume [I] Comte de Namur had repurchased revenue by charter dated 11 May 1364[1177].  Seigneur de Termes (part).  Roland suggests that Wéry [IV] and his wife installed themselves in France, noting that payments of revenue were payable to him at Reims and that the 11 May 1364 declaration is dated at “Tiermes” which he suggests was “Termes en Champagne, près de Grandpré (Ardennes)[1178].  He is named in a charter dated 22 Feb 1376 (O.S.?) and participated in a military expedition 23 May 1383 (see below under his wife).  “Weris de Walcourt chevalier seigneur de Termes en partie, sa femme Jean du Bos, Arnoud d’Oreye chevalier seigneur de Rosée et dudit Termes en partie, sa femme Béatrice du Bos, ainsi qu’Audouares dou Bos écuyer, également seigneur partiel de Termes” suspended charges on the inhabitants of Termes in light of damage caused during recent wars, by charter dated early Nov 1368[1179]m (before 9 Apr 1363) JEANNE du Bois, daughter of EDOUARD [I] Seigneur du Bois & his wife --- (after 22 Feb [1376/77]).  “Werryt sires de Walcourt” sold the “seigneurie de Walcourt” to “Guillaume comte de Namur”, if he died without lawful heirs, reserving rights to “[son] épouse dame Jehenne fille messire Andouar Dou Bos”, by charter dated 9 Apr 1363[1180].  “Wéry de Walcourt chevalier et Jeanne du Bois sa femme” notified that Guillaume [I] Comte de Namur had repurchased revenue by charter dated 11 May 1364[1181].  “Weris de Walcourt chevalier seigneur de Termes en partie, sa femme Jean du Bos, Arnoud d’Oreye chevalier seigneur de Rosée et dudit Termes en partie, sa femme Béatrice du Bos, ainsi qu’Audouares dou Bos écuyer, également seigneur partiel de Termes” suspended charges on the inhabitants of Termes in light of damage caused during recent wars, by charter dated early Nov 1368[1182].  Thierry d’Orjo records a charter dated 22 Feb 1376 (O.S.?) which names Wéry [IV] de Walcourt and his wife[1183]

iii)        ERMESENDE de Walcourt .  The charter dated 5 Feb 1341, quoted below, suggests that Ermesende must have been the daughter of Thierry [IV] Seigneur de Walcourt.  Thierry d’Orjo records her first marriage[1184].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation for the marriage between “nobili viro Engelberto de Marka milite Leod. dioc” and “nobili muliere Ermesinde de Chaveremo [transcription error]”, specifying that they had not known of the 4° consanguinity between them when they married, dated 9 Dec 1332[1185].  Bearing in mind the similar wording of the 19 Nov 1343 dispensation quoted below, the two dispensations undoubtedly refer to the same parties.  “Watier de Juppeleu mambourg de Wéry de Walcourt fils de Wéry” donated “en cens à Engelbert de la Marche et à Ermesinde son épouse la terre et seigneurie de Walcourt” until “le dit Wéry” reached 16 years of age by charter dated 5 Feb 1341 (maybe O.S.)[1186].  Pope Clement VI issued a dispensation for the marriage between “miles Engelbertus natus comitis de Marka frater episcopi Leod.” and “Ermessendis de Wallecuria mulier Colon. et Leod. dioc.”, specifying that they had not known of the 4° consanguinity between them when they married, dated 19 Nov 1343[1187]m firstly LOUIS de Looz Seigneur de Chauvency-le-Château, son of GERARD de Looz & his wife Isabelle Dame d’Ecry (-[16 Dec 1326/23 Mar 1328]).  m secondly (Papal dispensations 9 Dec 1332 and 19 Nov 1343) as his first wife, ENGELBERT von der Mark Seigneur de Loverval, son of EBERHARD [I] Graf von der Mark & his second wife --- (-after 7 Aug 1362). 

b)         AGNES de Walcourt (-after Aug 1271).  “Thieris sires de Wallecort et de Rochefort et Joye sa femme” bequeathed property to “damisele Agniès nostre fille...à Isabel no mainsnée fille”, by testament dated Aug 1271[1188]

c)         ISABELLE de Walcourt (-after Aug 1271).  “Thieris sires de Wallecort et de Rochefort et Joye sa femme” bequeathed property to “damisele Agniès nostre fille...à Isabel no mainsnée fille”, by testament dated Aug 1271[1189]

3.         JEAN de Rochefort (-after Nov 1269).  Seigneur d’Orgeo.  Thierry d’Orjo cites a source dated Jun 1268 in which “Jean de Rochefort sire d’Orgeo et d’Herbeumont...avec ses frères Jacques et Gilles” placed Herbeumont “à la Loi de Beaumont[1190].  “Jehan sires de Orgou fis à mon signor Gilon de Rochefort” renounced claims to “l’escailhière...en la terre de Orgon” in favour of Orval, by charter dated Nov 1269[1191].  Thierry d’Orjo cites sources dated Aug 1285 and 21 Sep 1289 in which he is named as uncle of Thierry de Rochefort, and indicates that he was ancestor of the Orgeo/Orjo family[1192]

4.         JACQUES de Rochefort (-after 6 Jan 1284).  Seigneur d’Orgeo et de Château-Thierry.  Thierry d’Orjo cites sources dated 1260, Jun 1268, May 1276 and 6 Jan 1284 (N.S.) in which he is named[1193]

5.         GILLES de Rochefort (-after Jun 1268).  Thierry d’Orjo cites a source dated Jun 1268 in which “Jean de Rochefort sire d’Orgeo et d’Herbeumont...avec ses frères Jacques et Gilles” placed Herbeumont “à la Loi de Beaumont[1194].  He also points out that Gilles was not the same person as the seller in the following document, noting that the latter was seigneur/avoué de Rochefort en Thiérache (now Saint-Michel in the present-day French département of Aisne, arrondissement Vervins): “Giles sires de Rochefort et dame Juliane me feme” sold “tout le douaire de dame Juliane ma femme...de le Crois en Hainau” to Saint-Feuillen du Rœulx by charter dated 1 Aug 1248[1195]

 

 



[1] MGH LL Capitularia regum Francorum II, p. 195. 

[2] Vanderkindere, A. (1902) La formation territoriale des principautés belges au moyen-âge (Brussels), Vol. II, p. 198. 

[3] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, p. 405. 

[4] D Karl 105, p. 169, headed "verunechtet" in the compilation. 

[5] D LK 55, p. 181. 

[6] D LK 57, p. 183. 

[7] Beyer, H. (ed.) (1860) Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der, jetzt die Preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier bildenden Mittelrheinischen Territorien (Coblenz), Vol. I, (“Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch I”), 159, p. 222, consulted at <http:/www.rlb.de/mrHist/> (12 Dec 2007). 

[8] Rousseau, F. (ed.) (1936) Actes des Comtes de Namur de la Première Race 946-1196 (Brussels) ("Namur"), p. xxii, which refers to doubts about authenticity of this charter because of this geographical attribution which is atypical of the period. 

[9] Flodoardi Annales 924, MGH SS III, p. 373. 

[10] Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniensis 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 656. 

[11] Flodoardi Annales 924, MGH SS III, p. 373. 

[12] ES VII 68. 

[13] Namur 1, p. 3. 

[14] ES VII 68. 

[15] Vita Gerardi Abbatis Broniensis 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 656, the introduction, p. 654 footnote 7 suggesting that the work was composed [960/76]. 

[16] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 20, MGH SS VIII, p. 533. 

[17] D O I 194, p. 275.   

[18] Flodoardi Annales 960, MGH SS III, p. 405. 

[19] Roland, C. G. (ed.) (1921) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Gembloux (Gembloux) ("Gembloux"), p. 15. 

[20] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 28, MGH SS IV, p. 70. 

[21] Stasser, T. 'L'épouse de Robert I de Namur: Essai d'identification', Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. and Settipani, C. (eds.) (2000) Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident medieval (Prosopographica et Genealogica, Vol. 3), p. 115. 

[22] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[23] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 39, MGH SS IV, p. 73. 

[24] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[25] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[26] Folcuini Gesta Abbatum Lobiensium 39, MGH SS IV, p. 73. 

[27] Vanderkindere II, p. 85. 

[28] Namur, p. xxxvii. 

[29] Stasser, T. 'L'épouse de Robert I de Namur: Essai d'identification', Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. and Settipani, C. (eds.) (2000) Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident medieval (Prosopographica et Genealogica, Vol. 3), p. 114, quoting Van Lokeren, A. (1869) Chartes et documents de l'abbaye de saint Pierre au Mont Blandin à Gand, no. 75. 

[30] Pirenne, H. (ed.) (1909) Album belge de diplomatique (Brussels), planche IV, cited in Namur, p. xxxv. 

[31] D O III 92, p. 502. 

[32] Namur, p. xli, which quotes the text, citing MGH SS X, p. 382, in which the passage does not appear. 

[33] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 300. 

[34] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1005, MGH SS X, p. 382. 

[35] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[36] Richeri Historiæ IV 49, MGH SS III, p. 642. 

[37] Namur, p. xlvi. 

[38] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III 5, MGH SS VII, p. 468. 

[39] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[40] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III 5, MGH SS VII, p. 468. 

[41] Ex Miraculis S. Veroni Auctore Aolberto Abbate Gemblacensi 20, MGH SS XV.2, p. 752. 

[42] D H II 387, p. 493. 

[43] Ex Miraculis S. Gengulfi Auct. Gonzone Abbate Florinensi 15, MGH SS XV.2, p. 793. 

[44] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 300. 

[45] Fundatio Ecclesiæ S. Albani Namucensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[46] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium III.1, MGH SS XXV, p. 78. 

[47] Fundatio ecclesiæ Sancti Albani Namurcensis, MGH SS XV.2, p. 962. 

[48] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 492. 

[49] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 5, MGH SS XXV, p. 384. 

[50] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[51] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[52] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 77 (96), MGH SS VIII, p. 610. 

[53] D H IV 398, p. 526. 

[54] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[55] Hlawitschka, E. (ed.) (1970) MGH Liber Memorialis de Remiremont (Berlin), p. 53. 

[56] Laurent, J. (ed.) (1911) Cartulaires de l'abbaye de Molesme, Tome II, 119 and 127, pp. 120 and 126. 

[57] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[58] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1007, MGH SS X, p. 382. 

[59] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[60] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[61] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[62] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.1, MGH SS XV.2, p. 877. 

[63] Vita Arnulfi Episcopi Suessioniensis I.3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 879. 

[64] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[65] Murray, A. V. (2000) The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: a dynastic history 1099-1125 (Prosopographica & Genealogica), p. 17. 

[66] Murray (2000), p. 20. 

[67] D H IV 470, p. 635, version b, marked "verunechtet" in the collection. 

[68] Notæ Bronienses 1102, MGH SS XXIV, p. 27. 

[69] Barbier, J. (ed.) ´Obituaire de l´abbaye de Brogne ou de Saint-Gérard´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XVIII (2e série, Tome II) (Louvain, 1882) ("Brogne Necrology"), p. 325. 

[70] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 17 (24), MHG SS VIII, p. 577.  Although this passage is not dated, the editor has placed "c 1066" in the margin. 

[71] Genealogia ex stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 384. 

[72] Murray (2000), p. 17. 

[73] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1076, MGH SS XXIII, p. 798. 

[74] Brogne Necrology, p. 332. 

[75] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[76] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[77] Rodulfi, Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium XI.4, MGH SS X, p. 299. 

[78] Vita Friderici Episcopi Leodiensis, 5, MGH SS XII, p. 504. 

[79] Anselmi Gemblacensis continuatio Sigeberti Chronica 1121, MGH SS VI, p. 377. 

[80] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. VI, Book XII, pp. 253-4. 

[81] Rodulfi, Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium XI.12, MGH SS X, p. 302. 

[82] Vita Friderici Episcopi Leodiensis, 10, MGH SS XII, p. 506. 

[83] Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium, Liber III, 21, MGH SS XXV, p. 96. 

[84] Brogne Necrology, p. 321. 

[85] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[86] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851 and 853. 

[87] WT XIV.XV, p. 628, which says he was "fratri comitis Namura". 

[88] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1131, MGH SS XXIII, p. 830. 

[89] Jeantin, M. (1851) Les chroniques de l´Ardenne et des Woëpvres, Tome I (Paris, Nancy), p. 155. 

[90] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[91] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[92] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[93] Foppens, J. F. (1748) Diplomatum Belgicorum nova collectio, sive supplementum ad opera diplomatica Auberti Miræi (Brussels), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[94] Gembloux, 51, p. 58. 

[95] Barbier, J. (ed.) (1876) Nécrologe de l´abbaye de Floreffe (Louvain) ("Floreffe Nécrologe"), p. 116. 

[96] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 65 (77), MGH SS VIII, p. 601. 

[97] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[98] Gade, J. A. (1951) Luxemburg in the Middle Ages (Leiden), p. 86. 

[99] Bourgin, G. (ed.) (1907) Guibert de Nogent, Histoire de sa vie (1053-1124) (Paris) ("Guibert de Nogent"), Liber III, III, p. 135. 

[100] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[101] Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch 465a, p. 524. 

[102] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[103] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[104] Bloch, H. (ed.) ´Die älteren Urkunden des Klosters S. Vanne zu Verdun´, Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, 14th year, 1901 (“Verdun Saint-Vanne (1902)”), LXXVI, p. 98. 

[105] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars III, XXV, p. 363. 

[106] Evrard, M. (ed.) ´Documents relatifs à l´abbaye de Flône´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XXIII (Louvain, 1892) ("Flône"), IX, p. 295. 

[107] Verdun Saint-Vanne (1902), p. 142. 

[108] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 822. 

[109] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[110] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XXXIX, col. 41. 

[111] Barthélemy ‘Grandpré’ (1880), Tome 9, p. 98. 

[112] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 851. 

[113] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[114] ES XIII 16. 

[115] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[116] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[117] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[118] Namur 7, p. 77. 

[119] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[120] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[121] Namur 7, p. 77. 

[122] Gembloux, 51, p. 58. 

[123] Gade (1951), pp. 88-9. 

[124] Gade (1951), pp. 87-8. 

[125] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[126] Gade (1951), p. 65. 

[127] Gade (1951), pp. 66-. 

[128] Gade (1951), p. 69. 

[129] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 30. 

[130] Saint-Bertin II.11, p. 300. 

[131] Flandria Generosa 32, MGH SS IX, p. 324.   

[132] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1193, MGH SS XXIII, p. 870. 

[133] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1216, MGH SS XXIII, p. 904. 

[134] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 518. 

[135] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[136] Gade (1951), p. 65-6. 

[137] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 26. 

[138] Gade (1951), p. 85. 

[139] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 550. 

[140] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 552. 

[141] Gade (1951), pp. 66 and 68. 

[142] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1193, MGH SS XXIII, p. 870. 

[143] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

[144] Gade (1951), p. 74. 

[145] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1214, MGH SS XXIII, p. 899. 

[146] Gade (1951), p. 76. 

[147] Genealogica Zaringorum 5, MGH SS XIII, p. 736. 

[148] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851-2. 

[149] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[150] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[151] Necrologium minus monasterii S Petri Nigræ Silvæ, Konstanz Necrologies, p. 334. 

[152] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116 and 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 822 and 851-2. 

[153] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[154] Jolibois, E. (1847) Histoire de la ville de Rethel (Paris/Rethel), Notes et documents, VIII, p. 201. 

[155] Le Long, N. (1783) Histoire ecclésiastique et civile du diocèse de Laon (Chalon), Pièces Justificatives, 3, p. 595. 

[156] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 851-2. 

[157] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 507 and 508. 

[158] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXIII, p. 194. 

[159] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[160] Herimanni, Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis 35, MGH SS XIV, p. 287. 

[161] Gade (1951), p. 64. 

[162] Gade (1951), pp. 66-. 

[163] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 519. 

[164] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii Continuatio 19, MGH SS XIV, p. 539. 

[165] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 457. 

[166] Sturdza, M. D. (1999) Dictionnaire Historique et Généalogique des Grandes Familles de Grèce, d'Albanie et de Constantinople (2e edition Paris), p. 489. 

[167] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[168] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1229, MGH SS XXIII, p. 924. 

[169] Miraeus (Le Mire), A. (1723) Opera diplomatica et historica, 2nd edn. (Louvain), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, XC, p. 306. 

[170] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXII, p. 554. 

[171] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459. 

[172] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459.  According to ES VII 35 (Die Grafen von Vianden), he died between 20 Aug and 19 Nov 1252. 

[173] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[174] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 458. 

[175] Chronique d'Ernoul, M. L. de Mas Latrie (Paris, 1871), p. 393, cited in Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 458. 

[176] Annales Blandinienses 1226, MGH SS V, p. 30. 

[177] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[178] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 459. 

[179] WTC XXIX.XIV, p. 291. 

[180] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 906. 

[181] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 462. 

[182] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 462. 

[183] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii Continuatio 19, MGH SS XIV, p. 539. 

[184] Nicholas, D. (1992) Medieval Flanders (Longman), p. 75. 

[185] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 110. 

[186] Brogne Necrology, p. 346. 

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[287] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, pp. 32-3. 

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[312] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 182, no citation reference. 

[313] Flône, XLIV, p. 350. 

[314] Flône, XLVI, p. 354. 

[315] Delescluse & Brouwers (1900), 126, p. 368. 

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[317] Sacré ‘Solières’ (1882), p. 40. 

[318] Borgnet, A. (1867) Ly Myreur des Histors, Chronique de Jean des Preis dit d’Outremeuse (Brussels), Tome V, Livre 3, pp. 403-6. 

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[320] Liège Saint-Lambert, Tome I, CCLXXV, p. 350. 

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[324] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, III, p. 412. 

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[338] Flône, XLIV, p. 350. 

[339] Flône, XLVI, p. 354. 

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[371] Borman (1910), Tome I, 775, p. 379. 

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[386] Hemricourt (1673), p. 84. 

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[390] Poncelet (1898), p. 14. 

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[402] Val-Saint-Lambert, 408, p. 153. 

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[404] Piot ‘Documents de Solières’ (1894), 14, p. 34. 

[405] Delescluse & Brouwers (1900), 126, p. 368. 

[406] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 185. 

[407] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CXLIX, p. 458, CCXXIV, p. 786. 

[408] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), pp. 274, 275, citing Cour allodiale de Liège, reg. 29, fol. 66. 

[409] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 311. 

[410] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, I, p. 409. 

[411] Liège Saint-Lambert, Tome I, CCLXXV, p. 350. 

[412] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, p. 30. 

[413] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, p. 30. 

[414] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, II bis, p. 412. 

[415] Piot ‘Documents de Solières’ (1894), 8, p. 23. 

[416] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, V ter, p. 416. 

[417] Borgnet (1867) Ly Myreur des Histors, Tome V, Livre 3, p. 403. 

[418] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VI, p. 417. 

[419] Delescluse & Brouwers (1900), 126, p. 368. 

[420] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 419. 

[421] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, p. 91. 

[422] Borgnet (1867) Ly Myreur des Histors, Tome V, Livre 3, p. 409. 

[423] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, II bis, p. 412. 

[424] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, V ter, p. 416. 

[425] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 419. 

[426] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 419. 

[427] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 419. 

[428] Borgnet (1867) Ly Myreur des Histors, Tome V, Livre 3, p. 409. 

[429] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 424. 

[430] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 419. 

[431] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, p. 92. 

[432] Goethals (1859) Beaufort-Spontin, p. 92. 

[433] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 236. 

[434] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XIbis, p. 425. 

[435] Borgnet (1867) Ly Myreur des Histors, Tome V, p. 544. 

[436] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XII, p. 426. 

[437] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 240. 

[438] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), pp. 241-2. 

[439] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 242. 

[440] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XII ter, p. 428. 

[441] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XIII, p. 430. 

[442] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XVII, p. 445. 

[443] Hemricourt (1673), pp. 69-70. 

[444] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 61. 

[445] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), Pièces justificatives, XV, p. 441. 

[446] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 126. 

[447] Poswick ‘Histoire du comté de Fallais’ (1886), p. 240. 

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[456] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[457] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3 and 5, MGH SS XIV, pp. 505 and 508. 

[458] D O I 81, p. 160. 

[459] 'Obits mémorables tirés de nécrologes luxembourgeois, rémois et messins', Revue Mabillon VI (1910-1911), p. 267. 

[460] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii 29, MGH SS XIV, p. 519. 

[461] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 791. 

[462] Duvivier, C. (1865) Recherches sur le Hainaut ancien (Brussels), XL, p. 379. 

[463] Roland, C. G. ‘Histoire généalogique de la maison de Rumigny-Florennes’, Annales de la Société Archéologique de Namur, Tome 19 (Namur, 1891), p. 74, footnote 1. 

[464] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 8, MGH SS XIV, p. 508. 

[465] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 9, MGH SS XIV, p. 509. 

[466] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[467] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3 and 5, MGH SS XIV, pp. 505 and 508. 

[468] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[469] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[470] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[471] Historia Walciodorensis monasterii 3, MGH SS XIV, p. 505. 

[472] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 60. 

[473] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 3, MGH SS XV.2, p. 791. 

[474] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii 29, MGH SS XIV, p. 519. 

[475] Duvivier (1865), XL, p. 379. 

[476] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 74, footnote 1. 

[477] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium II.59, MGH SS XXV, p. 63. 

[478] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[479] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 79. 

[480] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 81. 

[481] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[482] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[483] Miraculis Sancti Gengulfi 6, MGH SS XV.2, p. 792. 

[484] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium, Lib. III, 1, MGH SS VII, p. 465. 

[485] Vita Balderici episcopi Leodiensis 5, MGH SS IV, p. 726. 

[486] D H II 387, p. 493. 

[487] Chronicon S. Andreæ Castri Cameracesii, Liber II, 12, MGH SS VII, p. 533. 

[488] Devillers, L. (1867) Description analytique de cartulaires et de chartriers de Hainaut (Mons), Tome III, p. 258. 

[489] Devillers (1867), Tome III, p. 258. 

[490] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 86, quoting “Fragment d’une charte confirmative de l’empereur Henri II en 1018, dans le Reg. 148 fol. 86v des Archives de l’abbaye de Florennes, au dépôt de Namur”. 

[491] Acta Sanctorum, January, Tome II (Antwerp, 1643), Vita S. Popponis Abbatis, 11, p. 640. 

[492] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium (Continuatio Andreana), MGH SS VII, p. 525. 

[493] Devillers (1867), Tome III, p. 258. 

[494] Van de Putte, R. D. F. (ed.) (1842) Annales Abbatiæ Sancti-Petri Blandiniensis (Gent), Historia et Privilegia Sancti Petri Blandiniensis, p. 119. 

[495] MGH SS VII, p. 489, footnote 67 quoting Necrologium beatæ Mariæ Cameracensis, in bibl. Camerac. n. 219. 

[496] MGH SS VII, p. 489, footnote 67 quoting Necrologium beatæ Mariæ Cameracensis, in bibl. Camerac. n. 219. 

[497] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 4. 

[498] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio, Gesta Lietberti Episcopi, 1, MGH SS VII, p. 489. 

[499] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XX, col. 22. 

[500] Sigeberti Continuatio auctarium Aquicinense 1076, MGH SS VI, p. 393. 

[501] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio, Gesta Lietberti Episcopi, 24, MGH SS VII, p. 497. 

[502] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio, Gesta Gerardi II Episcopi, 1, MGH SS VII, p. 497. 

[503] Sigeberti Continuatio auctarium Aquicinense 1076, MGH SS VI, p. 393. 

[504] Prou (1908), CX, p. 279. 

[505] Prou (1908), CLXXV, p. 425. 

[506] Sigeberti Continuatio auctarium Aquicinense 1092, MGH SS VI, p. 394. 

[507] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio, Gesta Gerardi II Episcopi, 9, MGH SS VII, p. 500. 

[508] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 109. 

[509] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium, Liber III, 33, MGH SS VII, p. 479. 

[510] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1002, MGH SS XXIII, p. 778. 

[511] Ægidii Aurevallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium II.59, MGH SS XXV, p. 63. 

[512] Vita Balderici episcopi Leodiensis 5, MGH SS IV, p. 726. 

[513] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 123. 

[514] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 123. 

[515] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 101. 

[516] Schoolmeesters & Bormans ‘Notre-Dame, à Huy’ (1873), I, p. 90. 

[517] Marlot, G. (1846) Histoire de la ville, cité et université de Reims (Reims), Vol. III, XCVIII, p. 759. 

[518] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 124. 

[519] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1031, MGH SS XXIII, p. 783. 

[520] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[521] Marlot (1846), Vol. III, XCVIII, p. 759. 

[522] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), pp. 118-9. 

[523] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 115. 

[524] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[525] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[526] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[527] ES VII 76. 

[528] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[529] ES VII 76. 

[530] ES XV 95. 

[531] Schoolmeesters & Bormans ‘Notre-Dame, à Huy’ (1873), I, p. 90. 

[532] Marlot (1846), Vol. III, XCVIII, p. 759. 

[533] Borman & Poncelet (1925), Tome II, p. 124. 

[534] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 102 (no citation reference). 

[535] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[536] Marlot (1846), Vol. III, XCVIII, p. 759. 

[537] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[538] ES VII 76. 

[539] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

[540] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[541] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[543] Bucilly V, p. 115. 

[544] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

[545] Floreffe Nécrologe, p. 61. 

[546] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[547] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

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

[549] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[550] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

[551] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 152, footnote 2. 

[552] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[554] ES VII 76. 

[555] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[557] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[559] Morel, E. (ed.) (1904) Cartulaire de l´abbaye de Saint-Corneille de Compiègne, Tome I (877-1216) (Mondidier) ("Compiègne Saint-Corneille"), Tome I, XCV, p. 170. 

[560] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[562] ES VII 76. 

[563] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

[565] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 10, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

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

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

[568] Gallia Christiana, Tome X, Instrumenta ecclesiæ Remensis, XLIV, col. 46. 

[569] Duvivier, C. (1898) Actes et documents anciens interéssant la Belgique (Brussels), p. 219. 

[570] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 152, footnote 2. 

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

[572] (Miraeus) Foppens (1734), Tome III, p. 40. 

[573] Annales du Cercle Archéologique de Mons, Tome VIII (Mons, 1869), p. 147. 

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

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

[576] Demarsy, A. (1870) Breve Chronicon Abbatiæ Buciliensis (Laon) (“Breve Chronicon Buciliensis”), p. 14. 

[577] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), pp. 169, 189, citing “Cartulaire d’Alne, no. 192”. 

[578] Schoolmeesters & Bormans ‘Notre-Dame, à Huy’ (1873), XIV, p. 122. 

[579] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, II, p. 278. 

[580] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 288. 

[581] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 289. 

[582] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), pp. 169, 189, citing “Cartulaire d’Alne, no. 192”. 

[583] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 201, citing Cartulaire de Bonne Esperance, t. XIII, fol. 5v-7. 

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

[585] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 508. 

[586] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 172, quoting Melleville, Dictionnaire historique de l’Aisne, Tome I, p. 61. 

[587] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIII, p. 383. 

[588] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXIV, p. 384. 

[589] Compiègne Saint-Corneille, Tome I, CCLXVII, p. 387. 

[590] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 155. 

[591] Varin, P. (1839) Archives administratives de la ville de Reims (Paris), Tome I, Part II, LIII, p. 480. 

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

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

[594] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 536. 

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

[596] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 158. 

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

[598] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 161. 

[599] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 286. 

[600] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 288. 

[601] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 289. 

[602] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 166, citing Berlière, U. Les droits de l’abbaue de Florennes à Dourbes, p. 10. 

[603] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, VIII, p. 286. 

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

[605] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 169, citing “Cartulaire d’Alne, no. 192”. 

[606] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 172, quoting Melleville, Dictionnaire historique de l’Aisne, Tome I, p. 61. 

[607] Schoolmeesters & Bormans ‘Notre-Dame, à Huy’ (1873), XIV, p. 122. 

[608] Breve Chronicon Buciliensis, p. 14. 

[609] Longnon (1901) Documents, Tome I, Les Fiefs, 2ème Partie, p. 82. 

[610] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, IV, p. 279. 

[611] Brogne Necrology, p. 303. 

[612] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 560-1. 

[613] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 512. 

[614] Longnon (1901), Tome I, Les Fiefs, 4ème Partie, p. 111. 

[615] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XII, p. 289. 

[616] Duvivier, C. A. (1894) La querelle des d’Avesnes et des Dampierre jusqu’à la mort de Jean d’Avesnes (Paris), Tome II, Preuves, XLI-XLII, pp. 61-4. 

[617] Goffinet, H. (1879) Cartulaire de l’abbaye d’Orval (Brussels) (“Orval”), CCXV, p. 247. 

[618] Analectes pour servir à l’histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome III (Louvain, Brussels, 1866), p. 239. 

[619] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 181. 

[620] Barthélemy (1879), LXXXVIII, p. 24. 

[621] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 170. 

[622] For example, Barthélemy (1879), CLXXXXIX, p. 41. 

[623] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, VII, p. 282. 

[624] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 219, citing Cartulaire de Signy, p. 239. 

[625] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XII, p. 289. 

[626] Duvivier, C. A. (1894) La querelle des d’Avesnes et des Dampierre jusqu’à la mort de Jean d’Avesnes (Paris), Tome II, Preuves, XLI-XLII, pp. 61-4. 

[627] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XV, p. 294. 

[628] Lelong, N. (1783) Histoire ecclésiastique et civile du diocèse de Laon (Châlons), 17, p. 605. 

[629] Roland, C. G. ‘Histoire généalogique de la maison de Rumigny-Florennes - Supplément’, Annales de la Société Archéologique de Namur, Tome 20 (Namur, 1893), Pièces justificatives, II, p. 39. 

[630] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XX, p. 298. 

[631] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), p. 214, citing Cartulaire de Foigny, no. DCXXIX. 

[632] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XV, p. 294. 

[633] Roland ‘Rumigny-Florennes’ (1891), Pièces justificatives, XXIII, p. 301.