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Chapter 1.                NEUCHÂTEL. 2

A.         SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL. 2

B.         COMTES [de NEUCHÂTEL] SEIGNEURS de NIDAU.. 29

C.        GRAFEN von STRASSBERG.. 32

D.        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG et de VALANGIN.. 35

Chapter 2.                VAUD & VALAIS. 41

A.         COMTES [de VAUD] 42

B.         BARONS de VAUD (SAVOIE) 46

Chapter 3.                NOBILITY in VAUD & VALAIS. 54

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE.. 54

B.         SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE (ALAMANDI) 68

C.        SEIGNEURS de BLONAY, SEIGNEURS d’ORON, SEIGNEURS de VEVEY.. 73

D.        SEIGNEURS de BONVILLARS.. 95

E.         SEIGNEURS de COSSONAY, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS.. 102

F.         SEIGNEURS d’ESTAVAYER.. 138

G.        SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON.. 159

H.        COMTES de GRANGES.. 217

I.      SEIGNEURS de MONT. 220

J.         COMTES [SEIGNEURS?] de MORGES.. 229

K.         VIDAMES de SION.. 231

L.         SEIGNEURS de la TOUR, SEIGNEURS de ChÂTILLON.. 233

M.        SEIGNEURS de VUIPPENS.. 249

Chapter 4.                GRUYERE. 254

A.         COMTES de GRUYERE.. 254

B.         SEIGNEURS de GLÂNE.. 286

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTSALVAN.. 290

 

 

 

This document sets out nobility in the area which later became the French-speaking part of Switzerland. 

 

 

Chapter 1.    NEUCHÂTEL

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL

 

 

1.         ULRIC [I] (-[1070]).  Seigneur de Fenis.  According to Trouillat, “le château des comtes de Feni” was situated near the village of the same name (Vineltz in German) near Cerlier, on the banks of Lake Bienne[1]Uldrici comitis de Feni is named as father of Conon Bishop of Lausanne in the charter quoted below.  m [ADALGUIS, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “patris mei Uldrici et matris mee Adalguis, et fratris mei Cononis...[2], although it is not certain that this document refers to the same Ulrich who was the father of Burchard and Cono.]  Ulrich & his wife had children: 

a)         [HUMBERT (-after 1092).  “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “patris mei Uldrici et matris mee Adalguis, et fratris mei Cononis, conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum, antecessorum...meorum Sieboldi et alterius Sieboldi, Rodolphi filii eius, advocati, Uldarici filii eius, Cunonis avunculi mei, Gausberti Sedunensis episcopi”, by charter dated 1092[3].  It is not certain from this document that Humbert was the brother of Burchard and Cono who are shown below, although the reference to his father and his brother Conon suggests that this co-identity may be correct.]  m ---, daughter of ETZO & his wife Aremburge --- (-after 1092).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “...conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum...”[4].  Humbert & his wife had children: 

i)          children (-after 1092).  Their existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1092 under which [her son] “Humbertus” founded the priory of Corcelles, for the souls of “...conjugisque mee, patrisque sui Etzonis et matris sue Aremburgis, et filiorum meorum atque filiarum...[5]

b)         BURCHARD (-1107).  Burchardus camerarius archiepiscopi Moguntini” was ordained as bishop of Basel in 1072[6].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records thatCono filius Uldrici comitis de Feni” succeeded “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as Bishop of Lausanne, founded “abbaciam Erlacensem”, but died within a year and was buried there, and that “Borcardus frater suus episcopus Basiliensis” who built “castrum de Cerlie” confirmed the foundation[7].  The death of domnus Burchardus Basiliensis episcopus” is recorded in 1106[8].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1107 of “episcopus…Burchardus Basiliensis[9]

c)         CONON (-19 Dec [1103/07], bur Erlach abbey)Bishop of Lausanne 1090.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the election of “Cono filius Uldrici comitis de Fenis” as bishop of Lausanne[10]The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records thatCono filius Uldrici comitis de Feni” succeeded “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as Bishop of Lausanne, founded “abbaciam Erlacensem” [Cerlier], was buried there, and that “Borcardus frater suus episcopus Basiliensis” who built “castrum de Cerlie” confirmed the foundation[11].  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the death “XIV Kal Ian” of “Cono electus noster” and his burial “in abbacia Erlacensi[12]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         RODOLPHE [II] (-1164).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[13]Comte de Neuchâtel

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2.         MANGOLD (-1165).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[14]

 

 

RODOLPHE [II] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRIC [II] Comte de Neuchâtel & his wife --- (-1164).  The necrology of Fontaine-André records the deaths of “domini Manegaldi de Novocastro et fratris sui Rodulphi” and their donations[15]Comte de Neuchâtel.  “Rodolphus dominus dArcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[16]

m EMMA de Glâne, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Glâne & his wife ---.  A charter dated 1170, which records the division of revenue for Hauterive abbey, records that Petrus dominus de Glane” had “quatuor filias…una…Emma…alia Ita…Iuliana alia soror…Agnes quarta soror”, adding that Emma was “mater Vldrici domini de Arconciei[17]The necrology of Hauterive commemorates “dominarum quatuor sororum domini Guillelmi de Glana fundatoris nostri, Emmæ uxoris Rodolphi de Novo castro domini de Arconcie, Agnetis uxoris comitis de Ogo et Grueria, Julianæ matris domini de Montsalvens et Ithæ quæ in Tharentasia maritum ignotæ stirpis accepit[18].  Her marriage and family origin are also indicated by a charter dated 1162 under which Uldricus de Novo castro” donated property to Hauterive abbey “in translatione Domini Guillelmi de Glana avunculi sui[19]Rodolphus dominus dArcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[20]

Rodolphe & his wife had one child: 

1.         ULRIC [III] (-[1191/92]).  The Fundatio monasterii…de Altaripa records that “Rudolpho comite de Grueria et Petro domino Montsalvant fratre dicti Rudolphi, Uldrico domino de Arconciel, et Uldrico comite de Novo-Castro nepotibus…comitis de Glana ex sororibus” consented to donations by “Guillelmum de Glana ex…comitum Viennensium familia oriundum” to the abbey of Hauterive[21].  It appears that “…Uldrico domino de Arconciel, et Uldrico comite de Novo-Castro…” in this document in fact represented the same person.  “Rodolphus dominus d’Arcuncie” donated all he possessed “in Alpibus” to Hauterive, with the consent of “uxore sua Emma et filio Uldrico”, by charter dated 1146[22].  Seigneur d’Arconciel.  “Uldricus de Arcuncie dominus” settled disputes with Hauterive relating to donations made by “Rodolphi patris sui...domini Guillelmi avunculi sui de Glana”, and with the consent of “Berta uxor domini Uldrici de Arcuncie”, by charter dated 1149[23]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[24].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by “Petrus de Gruiera et Juliana mater eius apud Foz castrum”, by “Uldricus de Novo castro…in donis Radulphi patris sui”, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius”, and by “Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis” with the consent of “Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha[25].  A charter dated 1177 records that “Dominus Bertolfus Dux” founded the town of Fribourg, witnessed by “…Amedeus comes Gebennarum, Uldricus de Novocastro…”[26].  “Uldricus dominus Novi Castri et Berta uxor mea” donated donated the forest of Wavre to Fontaine-André by charter dated 1179[27].  “Oudalricus comes et dominus Novicastri” founded Kloster Erlach by charter dated to [1180][28].  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[29].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[30].  “Uldaricus dominus Novi Castri et Bertha uxor mea” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1191[31]m BERTA, daughter of --- (-after 1191).  “Uldricus de Arcuncie dominus” settled disputes with Hauterive relating to donations made by “Rodolphi patris sui...domini Guillelmi avunculi sui de Glana”, and with the consent of “Berta uxor domini Uldrici de Arcuncie”, by charter dated 1149[32].  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[33].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by “Uldricus de Novo castro…in donis Radulphi patris sui”, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius[34].  “Uldricus dominus Novi Castri et Berta uxor mea” donated donated the forest of Wavre to Fontaine-André by charter dated 1179[35].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][36].  “Uldaricus dominus Novi Castri et Bertha uxor mea” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1191[37].  Ulric [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RODOLPHE [III] (-before 30 Aug 1196).  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[38]Seigneur de Neuchâtel

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b)         ULRIC [IV] (-1 Aug 1225).  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[39].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[40].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][41]Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[42].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[43].  “Bertholdus Basiliensis prepositus et Ulricus frater meus et Bertholdus fratruelis meus, domini Novi Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by “nostris progenitoribus…fundatoribus et episcopo Ruodolfo Basiliensi cofundatore”, by charter dated to [1209][44]Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[45].  A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that “Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri” settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and “Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus[46].  “Ulricus comes et Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” recognised an obligation to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1221[47]Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[48]m firstly (before [1190]) GERTRUD, daughter of --- (-[1201/02]).  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][49].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[50].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[51]m secondly (Betrothed 1202) [JOLANTHE von Urach, daughter of EGINO [IV] “der Bärtige” Graf von Urach & his wife Agnes von Zähringen]Montmollin states that in 1202 “[le] duc recteur” [Berthold [V] Herzog von Zähringen] proposed the marriage of “sa nièce Yolande de Furstemberg, fille de sa sœur Agnès de Zehringen” and “Ulrich deuxième fils du comte Ulrich [III] [de Neuchâtel]”, that the marriage later took place and that her dowry was “les terres qui formèrent dans la suite le comté d’Arberg[52].  The precise primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  Heiress of Arberg.  Ulric [IV] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE (-[25 Nov 1255/14 Mar 1257]).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[53]Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[54]Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[55]Comte de Neuchâtel

-        COMTES de NIDAU

ii)         BERTHE de Neuchâtel (-after 27 Oct 1246).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[56].  “Liutoldus de Reginsperk” donated “predium meum in Segrebre” to Kloster Ruti, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berhte ac liberorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1219 (presumably after 6 May)[57].  Her having children at the date of this charter suggests that Berthe was born from his father’s first marriage.  This is also suggested by the introduction of the name Gertrud into the Reginsberg family after her marriage.  “Lutoldus senior de Reginsberg...et uxor mea Berchta” sold “domum nostram in Turego...in Littore” to “monasterio Turicensi...domine Judente...abbatisse”, with the consent of “Ul. filio nostro...etiam filio nostro Lutoldo”, by charter dated 27 Oct 1246[58]m LÜTOLD [V] von Regensberg, son of LÜTOLD [IV] von Regensberg & his wife --- (-[27 Oct 1246/4 Jan 1250]). 

Ulrich [IV] & his [first/second] wife had eight children: 

iii)        OTTO (-2 Jul after 1245).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[59].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[60].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[61]

iv)        BERTHOLD (-before 14 Mar 1273).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[62].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[63].  Seigneur de Valangin.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[64].  Herr von Strassberg.  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[65]

-        GRAFEN von STRASSBERG

v)         HENRI de Neuchâtel (-13 Sep 1274, bur Basel Cathedral).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[66].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[67].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[68].  “Domini Henrici Nüvenburg prepositi Solodorensis” donated property to the monastery of Gottstatt, for the soul of “domini Rodulphi de Nuwenburg comitis fratris sui pie recordationis”, by charter dated 14 Mar 1257[69].  Provost of Solothurn.  Bishop of Basel 1263. 

vi)        ULRIC (-[20 Sep 1276/1279]).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[70].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[71].  Seigneur d’Arberg. 

-        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG, SEIGNEURS de VALANGIN

vii)      GERTRUDE de Neuchâtel (-1260 before 22 Mar, bur Bubikon).  The chronicle of Conradi de Fabaria records that “[filium] Diethelmi comitis, Diethelmum” married “filiam comitis de Castro-novo” against the wishes of his father[72]The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[73]Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici supradicti...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[74]m DIETHELM [VII] Graf von Toggenburg, son of DIETHELM [VI] Graf von Toggenburg & his wife Guota von Rapperswil (-25 Jan 1235). 

viii)     daughter .  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[75]m RUDOLF [I] Graf von Falkenstein, son of ---. 

ix)        daughter .  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[76]m (before 1225) KONRAD Herr von Rötteln, son of ---. 

Ulrich [IV] & his [second] wife had one child: 

x)         AGNES de Neuchâtel ([1222/25?]-after 15 Apr 1283, bur [Grandson Priory]).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that “Ulricus comitis Novicastri” had “multas filias” who married “dominis de Toggenburg, de Falkenstein, de Rötellein, de Regensberg, de Grandisono[77].  Agnes was presumably one of her father’s youngest children, considering that she had sons who were still minors 31 Aug 1263 as shown by the charter cited below.  Her marriage date is suggested from the likely birth dates of her children, which in turn suggests her birth in the last years of her father’s life.  She was presumably therefore born from her father’s second marriage (or from an otherwise unrecorded third marriage).  A charter dated 28 Sep 1257 records “Reinauz de Valmarcuel” pledging property “en la vile de Monstruil...” to “Perroin segnor de Granzon et a dama Annes sa feme[78]Agnes domina de Grandisono, tutrix...liberorum nostrorum Petri et Willelmi, Girardus, Jaquetus et Henricus pro se et fratre suo Otonino, filii predicte domine” exchanged property with “Petro comiti Sabaudie” by charter dated 31 Aug 1263[79].  “Agnes domina de Grandissoni” confirmed the allegiance of “Perrinus dominus de Vaumarquier” to her “ad opus...domini Otonis militis domini Grandissoni filii mei” and confirmed his donation to his daughter Isabelle by charter dated 15 Apr 1283[80].  Her place of burial is indicated by the Jul 1298 testament of “Agnès de Grandson veuve d’Ulrich de Vuippens” which requested burial at Humilimont (except her heart to be buried at Grandson priory “aux pieds de sa mère et de son frère”): this assumes that the younger Agnès was the daughter of the older, which looks likely (follow her [first?] husband’s hyperlink for the discussion).  If that is correct, no indication has been found of which of Agnès’s sons was buried with his mother.  m [firstly?] ([1236/40]) [as his second wife?] PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Grandson, son of EBLES [III] Seigneur de Grandson & his [first] wife --- [de Genève] ([1186]-[29 Dec 1257/15 Jul 1259]).  [The possibility that Agnès married secondly (after 31 Aug 1363) [as his second wife,] --- Seigneur de Bonvillars, son of ---,  is speculative, as a suggested explanation for her son Othon de Grandson naming Henri de Bonvillars “mon frere le prior de Wenloc”.  Follow this hyperlink for full discussion of this hypothesis.] 

c)         BERTHOLD (-after Jul 1214).  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[81].  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][82].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[83].  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[84].  “Bertholdus Basiliensis prepositus et Ulricus frater meus et Bertholdus fratruelis meus, domini Novi Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by “nostris progenitoribus…fundatoribus et episcopo Ruodolfo Basiliensi cofundatore”, by charter dated to [1209][85].  Provost of Basel.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records that “Bertoldus filius Uldrici comitis de Novo-castro” was elected thesaurarius of Lausanne in 1211[86].  “Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[87]

 

 

RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRIC [III] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife Berta --- (-before 30 Aug 1196).  “Uldricus dominus de Novocastro” donated all he possessed “in terra rubea” to Hauterive, with the consent of “Bertha uxor eius et Rodolphus filius eorum”, by charter dated 1158[88].  “Ulrico Novi Castri domino” settled disputes with Frienisberg convent, with the support of “filii eiusdem...Rudolphus, Ulricus, Bertholdus”, by charter dated 1182[89].  “Dominus Ulricus de Novo castro” donated property at Granges to the abbey of Bellelay, with the consent of “uxore sua et duobus filiis suis…Rudolpho…et Ulrico”, by charter dated 1189[90]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][91]

m COMITISSA, daughter of --- (-after 30 Aug 1196).  “Radulphus de Novo Castro dominus...Ulricus frater eius” settled a dispute with Hauterive, with the consent of “Berta mater nostra, Bertoldus frater noster, uxoresque nostre Comitisse et Gertrudis”, by charter dated to [1190][92].  “Uldricus comes et dominus de Novo Castro” donated property Hauterive, with the consent of “fratris mei Berchtoldi Lausannensis ecclesie thesaurarii et...uxoris mei fratris pie recordationis Radulphi comitis...uxore mea”, by charter dated 30 Aug 1196[93]

Rodolphe [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         BERTHOLD (-20 Aug 1261).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[94].  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[95]A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that “Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri” settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and “Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus[96]Comte de NeuchâtelThe contract of marriage between “Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos” and “comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg” is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that “Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé” acted as guarantors, and with the consent of “Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg[97]B. comes Novi castri” relinquished rights over the church of Diesse to the abbey of Saint-Jean de Cerlier by charter dated 9 Apr 1218, which names “dominum et patruum nostrum B. Lausannensem episcopum…avus noster U. dominus Novi castri[98]Seigneur de NeuchâtelUlricus comes et Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” recognised an obligation to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 14 Jul 1221[99]Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[100].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[101].  “B. dominus Novi Castri” renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Rodulfi, Hermanni et Henrici”, by charter dated 22 Feb 1228[102].  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[103].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[104].  “Bertholdus dominus Novi castri” mortgaged “advocatiam…in burgo de Biello”, held from the bishop of Basel, by charter dated 1234, witnessed by “nobilis vir Rodolfus comes Novi castri…”[105].  “Dominus Novi Castri…Bertoldus” confirmed having mortgaged “advocatiam de Bielle”, by charter dated 1239, witnessed by “…Hermannus dicti domini Novi Castri filius[106]The Fundatio monasterii…de Altaripa records that “Bertholdus comes de Novo-Castro” donated property to the abbey of Hauterive in 1240 and 1246[107]m firstly RICHENZA von Frohburg, daughter of HERMANN Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-[20 Oct 1224/1225]).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[108].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[109].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[110]m secondly NICOLA, daughter of ---.  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[111].  Berthold & his first wife had [four] children:  

a)         RODOLPHE [IV] (-[1263/Oct 1264]).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[112].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[113].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[114].  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[115].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[116]Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Rodolfus dominus Novi Castri” donated property to Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “Sibilla uxore nostra et Ulrico filio nostro necnon aliis liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1263[117]m firstly (before 29 Sep 1230) ---.  “Bertoldus dominus Novicastri...et filius noster Rodulfus” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “uxoris sue” [indicating Rodolphe’s wife], by charter dated 29 Sep 1230[118]m secondly (before 1249) SIBYLLE de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [III] Comte de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] & his wife Alix de Ferrette [Pfirt] (-[25 Mar 1270/Apr 1277]).  Her parentage and marriage confirmed by a charter dated Jun 1251 under which “Houdris sires d’Arcuncey et d’Arberch” granted property at Saint-Blaise to “dame Sebile dame de Neufchastel, fille Thierri conte de Monbeliart sorour ma femme” among the guarantors[119].  “Rodolfus dominus Novi Castri” donated property to Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “Sibilla uxore nostra et Ulrico filio nostro necnon aliis liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1263[120].  “Sibilla domina Novicastri” issued a charter dated Oct 1264 regarding her chapel founded in Crissier, naming “Ulrico filio nostro[121].  “Sibilla domina Novi Castri, Ulricus et Amideus filii sui” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1270 under which “Petrus Nufchastel” sold property to Fontaine-André[122].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[123].  Rodolphe [III] & his second wife had seven children: 

i)          ULRIC [V] (-after 1277).  “Rodolfus dominus Novi Castri” donated property to Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “Sibilla uxore nostra et Ulrico filio nostro necnon aliis liberis nostris”, by charter dated 1263[124].  “Sibilla domina Novicastri” issued a charter dated Oct 1264 regarding her chapel founded in Crissier, naming “Ulrico filio nostro[125].  “Sibilla domina Novi Castri, Ulricus et Amideus filii sui” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1270 under which “Petrus Nufchastel” sold property to Fontaine-André[126].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  The bishop of Lausanne instructed “Ulrico et Amedeo fratribus condominis de Novo Castro” not to sell fiefs without permission by charter dated Aug 1270[127].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[128].  “Ulrici condomini [Novi Castri]” witnessed the charter dated Apr 1276 under which “Ulricus Girardus burgensis de Novo Castro” sold property[129].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[130].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[131]

ii)         AMEDEE (-3 Feb 1286).  “Sibilla domina Novi Castri, Ulricus et Amideus filii sui” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1270 under which “Petrus Nufchastel” sold property to Fontaine-André[132].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel

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iii)        JOHANN (-after 1290).  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[133].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[134].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[135].  The marriage contract between “Renauz fiz cai en arriere a noble baron Huguin comte palatin de Bourgoigne” and “Thierrys cuens de Montbeliard...Guillaume fille Hamey signor de Nuefchestel outre Joux...fiz de dame Sibille sa einznee fille, dame cai en arriere doudit Nuefchestel” is dated 15 May 1282 and confirmed the bridegroom’s inheritance of the county of Montbéliard to which “li diz Hameys, Jehan et Richard si frere” renounced their rights[136]Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[137].  Provost of Neuchâtel. 

iv)        RICHARD (-after 1290).  Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[138].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[139].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[140].  The marriage contract between “Renauz fiz cai en arriere a noble baron Huguin comte palatin de Bourgoigne” and “Thierrys cuens de Montbeliard...Guillaume fille Hamey signor de Nuefchestel outre Joux...fiz de dame Sibille sa einznee fille, dame cai en arriere doudit Nuefchestel” is dated 15 May 1282 and confirmed the bridegroom’s inheritance of the county of Montbéliard to which “li diz Hameys, Jehan et Richard si frere” renounced their rights[141]Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[142]

v)         HENRI (-[Aug 1278/15 May 1282]).  Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[143].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[144].  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[145]

vi)        ANNELAT (-after Aug 1278).  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[146]

vii)      MARGUERITE (-after 28 Aug 1322).  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[147].  “Marguerita de Novo Castro condomina de Blonay” granted rights of inheritance to “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri nepos meus” by charter dated 28 Aug 1322[148]same person as...?  MARGUERITE (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, chose burial in the church of Neuchâtel, and bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei[149].  There is no direct evidence in the document of the parentage of Marguerite, although from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was a daughter of Rodolphe [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  She is unlikely to have been the daughter of Amédée Seigneur de Neuchâtel, who is recorded elsewhere with a daughter named Marguerite who was an abbess.  m JEAN de Blonay, son of --- (-before 6 Nov 1330). 

b)         HERMANN (-after 1239).  “Bertoldus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property “apud Linjars” to the church of St Moritz in Nugerol, with the consent of “conjuge sua Richenza et filiis eorum Rvo et Her”, by charter dated 26 Mar 1203[150].  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[151].  “B. dominus Novicastri” donated property to Frienisberg, for the soul of “uxoris mee sororis comitum de Froburg”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum R. et H.”, by charter dated 1225[152].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[153].  “Dominus Novi Castri…Bertoldus” confirmed having mortgaged “advocatiam de Bielle”, by charter dated 1239, witnessed by “…Hermannus dicti domini Novi Castri filius[154]

c)         [GUILLAUME (-after 20 Oct 1224).  “Bertoldus dominus Novi Castri” sold property to the bishop of Lausanne, with the consent of “uxor mea Riguencia et filii mei Rodulfus et Hermannus et Willermus”, by charter dated 20 Oct 1224[155].  The editor of the compilation consulted suggests that “Willermus” in this document represents an error or mistranscription for “Henricus”.] 

d)         HENRI (-after 29 Aug 1231).  “B. dominus Novi Castri” renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Rodulfi, Hermanni et Henrici”, by charter dated 22 Feb 1228[156].  “Berchtoldus dominus Novicastri” sold property in “Tesson” held by “ego et cognati mei Rodulfus comes fratresque sui” to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii mei Rodolfus, Hermannus, Heinricus et uxor mea Nicola”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1231[157].   

 

 

AMEDEE de Neuchâtel, son of RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his second wife Sibylle de Montbéliard (-3 Feb 1286).  “Sibilla domina Novi Castri, Ulricus et Amideus filii sui” witnessed the charter dated 25 Mar 1270 under which “Petrus Nufchastel” sold property to Fontaine-André[158].  The bishop of Lausanne instructed “Ulrico et Amedeo fratribus condominis de Novo Castro” not to sell fiefs without permission by charter dated Aug 1270[159].  “Sibilia domina Novi Castri, Johannes prepositus ecclesie loci eiusdem, Amedeus, Ricardus et Henricus filii eiusdem domine” confirmed their rights by charter dated Aug 1272, with the consent of “Ulricus nobiscum dominus Novi Castri[160].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus ecclesie Novi Castri, Amedeus, Richardus fratres et condomini Novi Castri” granted protection to Frienisberg by charter dated 1277[161].  “Ulricus, Johannes prepositus, Amedeus, Rychardus et Henricus fratres” donated property to Saint-Jean abbey, for the souls of “Rodulfi quondam patris nostri et...Sibille quondam matris nostre”, by charter dated Apr 1277[162].  Co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  A charter dated Aug 1278 records judgment by “Thierris cuens de Monbeliart” settling a dispute between “Amey et Henri de Nuefchestel freres, anfanz dame Sebile nostre fille qui fu” concerning their inheritance and “la pertie a lour sorours...Annelat et Marguerite[163].  A contemporary chronicle records the death 3 Feb 1286 of “Amedeus dominus Novi Castri[164]

m ([19 Dec 1269/70?]) JORDANE de la Sarraz, daughter of AIMON [de Grandson] Seigneur de la Sarraz & his wife --- (-after Aug 1288).  Henrieta domina Sarrate” shared her territories with “Jordana et Jaqueta sorores nostre” by charter dated 19 Dec 1269, which names “meo domino Humberto de Montefranco et domino Sarrete...Willelmi thesaurarii Lausannensis patrui nostri[165].  The absence of a husband’s name suggests that Jordane was unmarried at the time, although the 15 May 1282 marriage contract of her oldest daughter indicates her parents’ marriage soon after 1269.  The Dictionnaire Historique de Vaud (which does not cite sources) records that suzerainty over Belmont (for which Jacques de Grandson swore homage to “Aimon de La Sarraz” in 1272, see above) “passa à la maison de Neuchâtel par le mariage de Jordane de La Sarraz avec Amédée sire de Neuchâtel”, noting that “Rodolphe seigneur de Neuchâtel revendit cet hommage à Louis de Savoie sire de Vaud en 1308[166].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: a charter dated Aug 1288 records a sale to “Henriette de la Sarraz et à Jean de Montferrand son frère” by “Jordane sœur de la première et Rollin fils de Jordane” of land and “de tous leurs droits de garde et d’avouerie su l’abbaye et la vallée du Lac-de-Joux...[167]

Amédée & his wife had seven children: 

1.         GUILLEMETTE (-1317).  The marriage contract between “Renauz fiz cai en arriere a noble baron Huguin comte palatin de Bourgoigne” and “Thierrys cuens de Montbeliard...Guillaume fille Hamey signor de Nuefchestel outre Joux...fiz de dame Sibille sa einznee fille, dame cai en arriere doudit Nuefchestel” is dated 15 May 1282 and confirmed the bridegroom’s inheritance of the county of Montbéliard to which “li diz Hameys, Jehan et Richard si frere” renounced their rights[168].  Her marriage date suggests that Guillemette was one of her parents’ oldest children.  Ctss de Montbéliard.  “Guillareta filia Amedei de Novo Castro comitessa Montispilgardis” confirmed agreements between “dominus et maritus noster Renaudus de Burgundia comes Montispligardis” and the bishop of Basel by dated 2 Mar 1284[169].  The codicil of Renaud de Bourgogne Comte de Montbéliard, dated 1 Sep 1314, bequeathed property to “dame Guillemette ma femme comtesse de Montbeliard...Aliz ma fille...pour raison du mariage qui se doit faire delle et Jean de Chalon comte dAuxerre...Othenin...Alix et Marguerite et Agnes mes filles...Raoulz de Nuefchesteal...frers de la dite contesse ma feme[170]m (contract 15 May 1282) RENAUD de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES de Bourgogne Seigneur de Salins, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix von Andechs-Merano Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-9 Aug 1322). 

2.         ALEXIE (-after Jun 1329).  “Domina Alexia de Novo Castro relicta...domini Ulrici militis quondam domini de Porta” declared that “dominus Berchtoldus miles [...privignus noster] et Rollinus filius noster domicellus condomini de Porta. heredes et liberi prefati bone memorie viri nostri” had guaranteed her revenue from her dowry received from “Rudolfo comite et domino Novi Castri...fratre nostro” by charter dated Jun 1329[171]m as his second wife, ULRICH Herr von Thorberg, son of --- (-before Jun 1329). 

3.         RODOLPHE [V] [Raoul/Rollin] (25 Sep 1274-22 Mar 1343).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 25 Sep 1274 of “Rodulphus filius Amedei domini et comitis Novi Castri[172].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted “castrum...Novum Castrum et villam ipsius castri” to “Rolinus dominus Novi Castri filius quondam Amedei domini de Novo Castro” and enfeoffed it to “Johanni de Cabilone domino de Arlato fratri et fideli nostro” by dated 13 Sep 1288[173]Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri…avunculi et curatoris mei Johannis prepositu ecclesie Novi Castri, predictus Johannes et Richardus fratres” confirmed an alliance agreed by the town of Fribourg with Neuchâtel against “nobiles viros Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Vaulamgins et fratres eorum” by charter dated 1290[174]Comte de Neuchâtel.  The testament of Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Loys mom fil chevalier...Margarete ma fillie feme de monsi Hugue conte de Boeka” (naming “le conte de Kuibur son mari zay en arrier”) and “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[175].  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 22 Mar 1342 (presumably O.S.) of “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri, maritus domine Elyenor[176]m (contract 18 Oct 1294, 28 Oct 1294) ELEONORE de Savoie-Vaud, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l’Amaury] (-24 Mar 1334).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[177]The contract of marriage between “Rodolfo Signore di Neufchâtel” andEleonora figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 18 Oct 1294[178]The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 24 Mar 1333 (presumably O.S.) of “domina Elienor de Sabaudia domina Novi Castri[179]Rodolphe [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEANNE de Neuchâtel (3 May 1300-).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 3 May 1300 of “Johanna primogenita Rodolphi domini Novi Castri[180]

b)         CATHERINE de Neuchâtel (-after 10 Jun 1359).  A contemporary manuscript records the birth in 1303 of “Katerina filia Rodulphi comitis Novi Castri[181].  Her first marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 4 Jul 1315 under which “Jehanz filz mon seignour Pierre de Suceve chevalier” agreed to hold “le chastel de Champvent...pour Jehan fil cay en arriers Hombert de Champvent escuier...[et] de Katherine sa feme fille dou dit mon seignour Ro.[182].  “Guillaume de Montagny” granted property, with the consent of “Catherine de Neuchâtel sa femme”, by charter dated Jun 1331[183].  “Catherine de Neuchâtel, veuve de Guillaume seigneur de Montagny, en qualité de tutrice de ses fils Aymon et Henri” sold property, with the consent of “Rodolphe seigneur de Neuchâtel son père”, by charter dated Oct 1334[184].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[185].  A second testament of “Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, names “...ma...suer dame Katherine de Nuefchastel dame de Montjoye...mariey par dues fois[186].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri, Lausannensis diocesis” declared that “Johannes dominus de Chauvent” had granted “castra de Champvans et de la Moute” to “Katherine uxori sue sorori nostre filie...Rodulphi comitis et domini Novi Castri patris nostri” by way of dower, that it reverted to him after his sister died, although it should have gone to “Hugonium de Voufflens domicellum, patrem...domine Margarete de Voufflens uxoris et consortis nostre”, and restored it to the latter, by charter dated 1373[187]m firstly (before 4 Jul 1315) JEAN Seigneur de Champvent, son of HUMBERT Seigneur de Champvent & his wife ---.  m secondly GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montagny, son of -AIMON [III] Seigneur de Montagny & his wife Agnes de Grandson (-[Jun 1331/Oct 1334]).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: a charter dated Aug 1328 records an agreement settling disputes between “Pierre seigneur de Grançon” and “Guillaume seigr de Montagny tant en son nom que...de la Dame Agnes sa mere sœur du dit Sieur de Grançon[188].  

c)         LOUIS (2 Mar 1305-5 Jun 1373, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame)The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 3 May 1300 of “Johanna primogenita Rodolphi domini Novi Castri[189].  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” emancipated “filium nostrum Ludovicum de Novo Castro” and granted him property by charter dated 6 Jul 1325[190]The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[191]Comte et Seigneur de NeuchâtelThe testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, chooses burial in the church of Neuchâtel Notre-Dame “en la tombe de ma...feme dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon”, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe”, and appoints “mon frere monsegniour Othe segniour de Gransson” as guardian of his infant children[192]A second testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, includes similar provisions but in addition names “Frene ma filie...mes neps messire Franceys sires de la Sarree...ma...suer dame Katherine de Nuefchastel dame de Montjoye...mariey par dues fois[193].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...” and names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Girard le bastars de Jehan de Noufchastel mon fil...Perreton mere des ditz Jehan et Vuauthier...Johannete ma bastarde...dame Marguerite ma seur dame de Boudry...[194].  The necrology of Neuchâtel records the death 5 Jun 1373 of “dominus Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri[195]m firstly (before 1 Oct 1325) JEANNE de Montfaucon, daughter of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon & his wife Agnes de Durnes (-[1337]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1 Oct 1325 which records the settlement of disputes between Agnel de Durnay dame dou Chastelnuef de Villafans et...Looys de Nuefchastel outre Jou...Jehanne de Montfaucon femme dou dit Looys” and “Henri de Montbeliart seignour de Monfaucon” regarding the Montfaucon inheritance[196].  “Agnes de Dulnay dame de Wuillaffens le nuef, feme cay en arriers Jehanz de Montbeliar signour de Montfalcon” divided her territories with “Loys de Nuefchestel et...Jehanne de Montfalcon ma fille sa feme” by charter dated 9 Jul 1326[197]The testament of “Jehanne de Montfalcon dame de la Marche, fille çay en arrieres Jeham de Montbeliart signour de Montfalcon”, dated 22 Nov 1333, chose burial “en l’englise du monastere de la Grace Deu”, made donations for the soul of “ma...mere...Agney de Dulney dame de Wuillafens le nuef”, named “mon...mari...Loys de Nuefchestel“, and appointed “mes...oncles mon signour Henri et mon signour Girart de Montfalcon chevaliers” as her universal heirs[198]m secondly ([27 Apr/25 May]  1343) CATHERINE de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-before 1369).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by a charter dated 27 Apr 1343 which confirms that the marriage contracted between “Ludovicum dominum de Castro Novo militem” and “domicellam Catherinam de Castro Novo” could be solemnised[199].  “Thiebax sire de Nuefchastel de la dyocese de Besencon” confirmed the marriage of “Loy signour de Nuefchastel de la dyocise de Losenne” and “damoisaille Katerinne dou dit Nuefchastel de la dicte dyocise de Besencon, suer dou dit monsignour Thiebax” by charter dated 25 May 1343[200]m thirdly (contract 1369) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Wufflens, daughter of HUGUES de Wufflens & his wife --- (-after 1403).  The marriage contract between “Louis comte de Neuchâtel” and “Marguerite de Wufflens” is dated 1369[201].  “Son mari le comte Louis de Neuchâtel” granted “la seigneurie de Champvent” to “Marguerite de Wufflens” by charter dated 1370[202].  “Frena filia...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri Lausannensis diocesis, uxor...Egenonis comitis Friburgi in Briscue” confirmed grants made by her father to “domine Margarite de Woufflens uxoris...domini Ludovici patris mei” by charter dated 14 Aug 1372[203].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri, Lausannensis diocesis” declared that “Johannes dominus de Chauvent” had granted “castra de Champvans et de la Moute” to “Katherine uxori sue sorori nostre filie...Rodulphi comitis et domini Novi Castri patris nostri” by way of dower, that it reverted to him after his sister died, although it should have gone to “Hugonium de Voufflens domicellum, patrem...domine Margarete de Voufflens uxoris et consortis nostre”, and restored it to the latter, by charter dated 1373[204].  She married secondly (1374) Jacques de Vergy Seigneur d’Autrey, de Mantoche et d’ArcA charter dated 1378 records the dispute between “Isabelle contesse et dame de Nuefchastel” and “signour Jaques de Vergy signour d’Autrey et...dame Margarite de Voufflens dame de Chanvent” over their inheritance[205]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Louis’s first mistress is not known.  Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Louis’s first mistress is not known.  Mistress (3): PERRETONE, daughter of BOURQUIN de Ravine & his wife ---.  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[206].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perreton mere des ditz Jehan et Vuauthier...[207].  Louis & his first wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN “le Bel” (13 Dec 1334-Semur-en-Brionnais [1 Sep/11 Oct] 1369).  A contemporary manuscript records the birth 13 Dec 1334 of “Johannes filius domini comitis[208].  “Jehan de Nuefchesteal signour de la Marche escuier”, emancipated by “Loys de Nuefchasteal son pere”, summoned “mesire Jehan de Cycons” for incursions into his lands by charter dated 7 Jun 1346[209]The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe”, and appoints “mon frere monsegniour Othe segniour de Gransson” as guardian of his infant children[210].  Seigneur de Vuillafans-le-Neuf.  The marriage contract between Jehans de Nuefchestel sire de Villanffans le nuef et Jehannate de Falcoigney fille jay dit seignour Henry de Falcoigney seignour de Chastel Hembert et visconte de Visour...Jehanne de Blanmont dame de Maigneres mere a moy Jehannate dessus dite” and “Brum seignour de Ribalpierre” is dated 21 Mar 1363 (O.S.?)[211].  The date of his death is estimated from the charter dated 1 Sep 1369 under which Louis Comte de Neuchâtel granted rights to the inhabitants of Landeron in return for the release of “Jehan de Noufchastel nostre fil” and the charter dated 11 Oct 1369 under which “dame Ysabel de Nuefchastel en la diocese de Lausanne contesse de Nydoe, suer...cay en erriers de...Jehans de Nuefchestel signour de Willafans le nuef, nostre niefz novellement trespesse[212].  He died in one of the prisons of Philippe Duke of Burgundy, as confirmed by a charter dated 17 Apr 1374 relating to compensation payable for the ransom which had been promised[213]m ([1363]) JEANNE de Faucogney, daughter of HENRI de Faucogney Seigneur de Château-Lambert & his wife Jeanne de Blâmont (-[20 Mar/25 Apr] 1373).  The marriage contract between Jehans de Nuefchestel sire de Villanffans le nuef et Jehannate de Falcoigney fille jay dit seignour Henry de Falcoigney seignour de Chastel Hembert et visconte de Visour...Jehanne de Blanmont dame de Maigneres mere a moy Jehannate dessus dite” and “Brum seignour de Ribalpierre” is dated 21 Mar 1363 (O.S.?)[214].  She married secondly (25 Nov 1369) as his second wife, Henri de Longwy Seigneur de Rahon.  “Ysabel de Nuefchastel contesse de Nydove” and “Jehanne dame de Faucoigney feme deffeu messire Jehan de Nuefchastel, jaidis signour de Vuillafens le nuef, et ores femme de...Henri de Longvi signour de Raon” agreed the dower of the latter from her first marriage by charter dated 5 Oct 1370[215].  Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)       GERARD (-after 27 Nov 1394).  “Loys cons et sires de Nuefchastel” granted property to “Gyrar le bastar de Jehan de Nuefchastel nostre fil” by charter dated 20 Apr 1372[216].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “...Girard le bastars de Jehan de Noufchastel mon fil...”[217].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[218]

ii)         ISABELLE de Neuchâtel (-25 Dec 1395)A charter dated Mar 1337 (O.S.) relates to the dowry for the marriage of filium domini Rodulphi comitis et domini de Nydowe” and “Ysabellam...filiam domini Ludovici de Novo Castro[219]The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe[220].  “Isabelle de Neuchâtel” confirmed the grant of property made by “son père” by charter dated 27 Feb 1373[221].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...[222].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, chooses burial “in ecclesia collegiata beate Marie de Novo Castro” and bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[223]m (contract Mar 1338) RODOLPHE [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel, Seigneur de Nidau, son of RODOLPHE [III] de Neuchâtel Seigneur de Nidau & his wife ---. 

Louis & his second wife had three children: 

iii)        LOUIS (20 May 1344-18 Nov 1368, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame).  The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the birth 20 May 1344 of “Ludovicus filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri[224]The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs[225].  “Noster dominus Amedeus comes Sabaudie” granted “castro de Chanvent” to “Ludovicum filium...Ludovici domini comitis Novi Castri” by charter dated 25 Feb 1361[226].  Seigneur de Vers.  The testament of “Ludovicus de Novo Castro dominus de Vers, filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri”, dated 18 Nov 1368, chooses burial “in ecclesia Novi Castri...super tumulum quondam...Katherine de Novo Castro in Burgundia matris mee”, appoints “domino Ludovico patri meo” as his heir and bequeathes property to “Johanni alompno meo...Girardo alumpno domini Johannis fratris mei...[227].  The necrology of Neuchâtel records the death 18 Nov 1368 of “dominus Ludovicus de Novo Castro filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri et domine Katherine[228].  Louis had [one possible illegitimate child by an unknown mistress]: 

(a)       [JEAN .  The testament of “Ludovicus de Novo Castro dominus de Vers, filius...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri”, dated 18 Nov 1368, bequeathes property to “Johanni alompno meo...Girardo alumpno domini Johannis fratris mei...”[229].  The second named beneficiary is presumably the illegitimate son of the testator’s brother Jean, the use of the word “alumpno” suggesting therefore that the first named beneficiary was the testator’s own illegitimate son.] 

iv)        RODOLPHE (-[1354/59]).  The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, appoints “Jehan de Montfaulcon mon fil que jay hau de la dicte dame Jehanne de Montfaulcon ma premiere feme, et Loys et Roud mes fils que jay de dame Katherine de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Besencon ma feme” as his heirs[230].  611. 

v)         VARENE (-[10 May 1373/15 Jun 1374])A second testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, names “Frene ma filie...”[231].  “Frena filia...Ludovici comitis et domini Novi Castri Lausannensis diocesis, uxor...Egenonis comitis Friburgi in Briscue” confirmed grants made by her father to “domine Margarite de Woufflens uxoris...domini Ludovici patris mei” by charter dated 14 Aug 1372[232].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, appoints as his heirs “mes...filies Ysabel contesse de Nidoive et dame de Vuillafens le nuef...et Vrena ma filie feme dou conte Egen de Fribourg en Briscouve...”[233].  “Hegon conte de Fribourg en Beriscow” acknowledged a debt to “Perronet de Mont escuer maistre de lostel ma seour dame Ysabel contesse de Nuefchastel” for “les obseques et lenterrement de ma...feme Frene” by charter dated 15 Jun 1374[234].  Her son succeeded his maternal aunt as Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel in 1395.  m (before 21 Oct 1360) EGINO [III] Graf von Freiburg, son of KONRAD [III] Graf von Freiburg & his first wife Catherine de Lorraine (-[7 May/3 Sep] 1385). 

Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

vi)        MARGUERITE .  “Louis comte de Neuchâtel” granted “[le] fief...de Jean d’Epagnier” to “Marguerite sa bâtarde” by charter dated 20 Aug 1364[235].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[236]m PERRENET de Mont, son of ---.  “Hegon conte de Fribourg en Beriscow” acknowledged a debt to “Perronet de Mont escuer maistre de lostel ma seour dame Ysabel contesse de Nuefchastel” for “les obseques et lenterrement de ma...feme Frene” by charter dated 15 Jun 1374[237]

Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

vii)        JEANNE .  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[238].  It is assumed that Jeanne was older than her two half-brothers as the mother of the latter is named in the testament, indicating a continuing relationship between her and their father. 

Louis had two illegitimate children by Mistress (3): 

viii)       JEAN .  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[239].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[240]

ix)        GAUTHIER .  “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel” granted “nostre chastel de Rochefort” to “Jehan et a Wauthier freres, nostres bastar nez de Pereton filie jadis Borqin de Ravine, pres de Saint Ursenne” by charter dated 1 May 1372[241].  A third testament of “Loys cons et sires de Noufchastel en la dyocese de Losenne”, dated 10 May 1373, names “Jehan et Vuauthier mes bastard...Perrenet de Mont et Marguerete sa feme ma bastarde...Johannete ma bastarde...”[242]

d)         MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel (-22 Aug, 1382 or after).  The marriage contract between “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri...Margarita filia nostra” and “Hartmannus comes de Kiburg, lantgravius Burgundie” is dated 2 May 1319[243]The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names Louis de Neufchatel and his two sisters[244].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis which names “soceri sui Rudolfi comitis de Novocastro”, in relation to “Hartmannus[245]Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” granted property to “Hugo comes de Boeka” in consideration of his marriage to “dominam Margaretam de Novo Castro...filiam nostram” by charter dated 10 Jan 1337[246].  “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri” sold property to “sorori nostre...Marguerite de Novo Castro comitisse de Boeka” by charter dated 20 May 1343[247]Dame de Boudry.  The testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel en la dyocese de Losene”, dated 14 Apr 1354, bequeathes property to “ma...suer dame Marguerite de Nuefchastel contesse de Boecke...dame Ysabel ma filie contesse de Nidowe[248].  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “XI Kal Sep” of “Frouw Margret von Buochegg[249]m firstly (contract Freiburg 2 May 1319, before 17 Jul 1319) HARTMANN [II] Graf von Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [I] Graf von Kiburg [Habsburg] & his wife Elisabeth von Freiburg (-murdered Schloß Thun 31 Oct 1322).  m secondly (contract 10 Jan 1337) HUGO Graf von Buchegg, son of HEIRICH Graf von Buchegg & his wife Adelheid von Strassberg (-20 May 1347).  . 

4.         MARGUERITE (-before 2 Apr 1334).  “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” confirmed his donation to the convent of la Maigrauge after the death of “domine Margarete quondam sororis nostre, monialis et abatisse dicte Macreogie” by charter dated 2 Apr 1334[250].  Abbess of Maigrauge. 

5.         SIBYLLE (-after 5 Mar 1338).  The testament of Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[251]

6.         AGNES (-after 29 Jan 1344).  A charter dated 9 Oct 1292 relates to a pension granted by “Novi Castri...Rodulphi domini...et Jordana domina...” for “Agnete sorore predicti Rodulphi” on her reception as a nun at Sauvement[252]The testament of Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[253].  “Angnel de Nuefchastel nongne dou Salvement en la dyocese de Besancon” acknowledged receipt of revenue from “mon...nevour monseignour Loy seignour de Nuefchastel”, due under the testament of his father, by charter dated 29 Jan 1343 (O.S.)[254]

7.         NICOLE (-after 5 Mar 1338).  The testament of Roul cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 5 Mar 1337 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Sybeleta ma sour...mes sours...Agnex nonne de Sauvement et Nychole nonne de Baumes[255].  Nun at Baume. 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES [de NEUCHÂTEL] SEIGNEURS de NIDAU

 

 

 

RODOLPHE [I] de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his first wife Gertrud --- (-[25 Nov 1255/14 Mar 1257]).  “Uldricus comes et Novi Castri dominus” donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of “frater meus Bertodus thesaurarius Lausannensis et filius meus Rodulphus et nepos meus Bertodus et uxor mea Gertrudix”, by charter dated 1201[256]Ulricus comes et B. domnus Novi-Castri” confirmed the donations to the abbey of Théla by “bone memorie Ulricus pater noster domnus Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Rodulfo domni comitis filio”, by charter dated Jul 1214[257]Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[258]Comte de Neuchâtel.  “R. comitem de Thiresten” reached agreement with the abbey of Frienisberg relating to certain property by charter dated to [1230], witnessed by “…R. comes Novi castri…[259].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234, witnessed by “Hermannus comes junior de Froburg…[260].  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[261].  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstatt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[262].  “Guerdrudis cometissa de Togueburch...per manum filiorum nostrorum Friderici et Willelmi” donated property to Kloster Gottstatt by charter dated 25 Nov 1255, in the presence of “filiorum nostrorum Ruodolfi abbatis Sancti Johannis et Friderici...Ruodolfo fratri nostro comite Novicastri[263].  “Domini Henrici Nüvenburg prepositi Solodorensis” donated property to the monastery of Gottstatt, for the soul of “domini Rodulphi de Nuwenburg comitis fratris sui pie recordationis”, by charter dated 14 Mar 1257[264]

m firstly BERTHA de Granges, daughter of --- (-after 1225).  “Domina Bertha de Granges uxor domini Rodolphi comitis de Novocastro” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “predicto R. comite viro suo”, by charter dated 1225[265]

m secondly RICHENZA, daughter of --- (-after 11 Nov 1267).  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstatt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[266].  “Rikenza relicta Rodolfi comitis Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filii nostri Ruodolfi”, by charter dated 1263[267].  “Richenza comitissa Novicastri uxor quondam Rodulfi comitis castri prefati” donated property “in villa de Anes” to Erlach, in the presence of “filia nostra ---domina quondam de Rapolsten...”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1267[268]

Rodolphe & his second wife had two children: 

1.         RODOLPHE [II] (-[10 Jul 1308/23 Aug 1309]).  “Rodulfus…comes de Novo Castro” donated property at Gottstatt for an abbey, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Rigenza nec non…filii nostri Rodolfi”, by charter dated [8/15] Sep 1255[269]Seigneur de Nidau.  A charter dated 1 Apr 1277 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres eius condominos Novi Castri” and “Rodolfum dominum Nidoe[270]m ---.  The name of Rodolphe’s wife is not known.  Rodolphe [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RODOLPHE [III] (-killed in battle Laupen 1339)Seigneur de Nidaum as her first husband, VERENA de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIEBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1372).  She married secondly Johann [II] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg.  Her family origin and her two marriages are indicated by a charter dated 21 Sep 1352 under which [her son] “Graff Rudolf von Nuwenburg herre ze Nydow” appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel to arbitrate disputes with “Verenen von Nuwenburg graevinen ze Habspurg, min muoter”, naming “graff Peter herren ze Arberg, minen vetter[271].  Rodolphe [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE [IV] de Nidau (-killed in battle Bueren 1375)Comte de Neuchâtel, Seigneur de NidauRodulphus comes Novi Castri dominus de Nydova” granted “castrum nostrum Nydouwa” as a fief to “Ludovicus comes et dominus Novi Castri...socer noster” by charter dated 1350[272].  “Graf Peter von Arberg” sold “burg und stadt zu Arberg” to “graf Rudolph von Neuenburg graf und herr zu Nidau und zu Froburg” and appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel “unser graf Peters vetter und unsern graf Rudolphs schwäher” as arbitrator to settle any disputes between them by charter dated 3 Jun 1367[273].  The testament of “graff Rudolf von Nuwenburg graf und herre ze Nydow und ze Froburg”, dated 15 Apr 1368, bequeathes property to “Elisabethan von Nuwenburg unsern...wibe[274]m (contract Mar 1338) ISABELLE de Neuchâtel, daughter of LOUIS Comte de Neuchâtel & his first wife Jeanne de Montfaucon (-25 Dec 1395, bur Neuchâtel Notre-Dame).  A charter dated Mar 1337 (O.S.) relates to the dowry for the marriage of filium domini Rodulphi comitis et domini de Nydowe” and “Ysabellam...filiam domini Ludovici de Novo Castro[275].  “Isabelle de Neuchâtel” confirmed the grant of property made by “son père” by charter dated 27 Feb 1373[276].  The testament of “Isabella comitissa et domina Novi Castri”, dated 27 Nov 1394, chooses burial “in ecclesia collegiata beate Marie de Novo Castro” and bequeathes property to “domino Girardo bastardo de Novo Castro...nostrum nepotem Conradum comitem Friburgi filium quondam Egonis comitis Friburgi et domine Verene de Novo Castro...nostre sororis[277]

ii)         ANNE (-[31 May] ----).  1347/1400.  The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “II Kal Jun” of “Frouw Anna gräfin von Kiburg[278], although it is not known whether this entry refers to Anna wife of Graf Hartmann III.  m (before 16 Nov 1356) HARTMANN [III] von Kiburg, son of EBERHARD [II] Graf von Kiburg & his wife Anastasia von Signau (-29 Mar 1377).  He succeeded in [1360] as Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy. 

2.         daughter (-after 11 Nov 1267).  Her parentage is confirmed by the following document: “Richenza comitissa Novicastri uxor quondam Rodulfi comitis castri prefati” donated property “in villa de Anes” to Erlach, in the presence of “filia nostra ---domina quondam de Rapolsten...”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1267[279].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m ULRICH [II] Herr von Rappoltstein, son of EGENOLF Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife --- (-[16 Aug 1259/10 Oct 1262]). 

 

 

 

C.      GRAFEN von STRASSBERG

 

 

BERTHOLD de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his [first/second] wife [Gertrud---/Jolanthe von Urach] (-before 14 Mar 1273).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[280].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[281].  Seigneur de Valangin.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[282]Herr von Strassberg.  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[283]

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

Berthold [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         BERTHOLD [II] (-[1285]).  “Dominus B. de Strazperch” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “B. filii nostri”, by charter dated 9 Jul 1254[284]Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[285]m as her first husband, ADELHEID von Ochsenstein, daughter of OTTO [III] von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg (-17 May 1314).  She married secondly Rudolf II Markgraf von Baden.  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that “relictam comitis de Strasberg, sororem Ottonis de Ohsenstein, consobrinam regis [Alberti]” married “Rudolfo marchioni…de Baden[286].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted castrum Mulenberg” to “Rudolfus Marchio de Baden junior, nobili femine Adelheydi sue uxori…sororis nostre de Ohsenstein filie” by charter dated 1287, witnessed by “Hesso Marchio de Baden, Eberh. de Catzenellenboge comes[287].  “Rudolf…der alte Marggrave von Baden” donated property to Kloster Lichtenthal, naming “Guten unser…frowen und unser swiger frowen Adelheit von Ohsenstein…Frideriches und Rudolfes unsers bruders sünen der Marggrave von Baden”, by charter dated 1306[288]Adelheidis dicta de Ochsenstein...marchionissa senior de Baden” donated “curiam...in Willreto “claustro dominarum de Lucida Valle”, with the consent of [her son-in-law] “Rudolphi...marchionis senioris de Baden filiastri nostri” at the request of “dominæ Adelhaidis socrus nostræ predictæ”, by charter dated 1311[289]Berthold [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         OTTO von Strassberg (-[1315/18])“Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “...unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager...”, by charter dated 1309[290]m MARGARETA von Freiburg, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Freiburg & his wife Anna von Wartenberg (-after 1329)“Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[291].  Otto & his wife had children: 

i)          IMER von Strassberg (-3 May 1364).  “Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[292]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Imer’s wife has not been identified.  Imer & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ELISABETH von Strassberg (-Jul 1352)m as his second wife, OTTO Markgraf von Hachberg, son of RUDOLF Markgraf von Hachberg & his wife Benedikta [Agnes] de Rothelin (-after 18 Mar 1382). 

b)         BERTHOLD von Strassberg (-before 27 Apr 1320).  “Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “...unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager...”, by charter dated 1309[293].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[294]

c)         LUDWIG von Strassberg .  Cantor at Strasbourg: “Margreth dü Grävin von Strazberg und Grave Imer min sun” acknowledged a debt to “Meinwartz von Toyhikoven Heinzman Wollebenz”, borrowed by “unserz vatter säligen...Graven Heinrichz von Friburg”, with the consent of “unser...vetteren graven Cunratz von Friburg und sinz sunz Graven Friderichez, Graven Ludwigz von Strazberg dez Sengerz ze Strazburg und Graven Rudolfz von Nidowe”, by charter dated Dec 1322[295]

d)         JUTTA von Strassberg (-27 Mar 1327, bur Lichtenthal)“Rudolf…der alte Marggrave von Baden” donated property to Kloster Lichtenthal, naming “Guten unser…frowen und unser swiger frowen Adelheit von Ohsenstein…Frideriches und Rudolfes unsers bruders sünen der Marggrave von Baden”, by charter dated 1306[296].  “Margrave Rudolfe von Baden dem alte” bought “die stat ze Stallhoven” from “Eberlin von Windecke”, in the presence of “unsern Oheime Herrn Heinriche von Eberstein, Margrave Fridrichen und Margrave Rudolfen Gebrüder, und unsere Vettern Grafe Otten und Grafe Bchine [...Bschin] von Strazberg gebrüder und uns swager und Otten von Ohsenstein...”, by charter dated 1309[297].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[298]m (before Mar 1306) RUDOLF III Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-2 Feb 1332, bur Lichtenthal). 

e)         [ADELHEID von Strassberg (-after 1 May 1321).  The primary source which confirms Adelheid’s parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that she was the daughter of Berthold [II].  “Markgraf Heinrich von Hachberg und Graf Egen von Fürstenberg” confirmed that “ihrer beide Söhne Markgraf Rudolf Commenthur zu Rheinfelden und Graf Egeno Commenthur zu Villingen” had sold property to “Frau Adelheit Gräfin zu Strasperg, Herrn Walters von Horburg Gemahlin” by charter dated 1321, after 1 May[299]m WALTER Herr von Horburg, son of BURCHARD Herr von Horburg & his wife --- (-before 14 Oct 1329).] 

2.         HEINRICH .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[300]

3.         OTTO (-after 25 Sep 1273).  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[301]

4.         ADELHEID .  “Henricus domicellus de Buchecha filius comiti Petri” sold property at Seewyl to the Knights of St. John at Buchsee, with the consent of “uxoris mee Adelhet liberorum meorum...Hugonis, Petri, Harmanni et Elisabeth”, noting that “Ber., H. et Otto domini de Strazperc” renounced rights to the property in the succession of “Ber. dominus de Strazperc felicis memorie ipsorum pater” who had granted dowry to “sue filie mee uxoris dicte”, by charter dated 25 Sep 1273[302]m HEINRICH Graf von Buchegg, son of PETER Graf von Buchegg & his wife --- (-after 13 Dec 1278). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG et de VALANGIN

 

 

ULRIC de Neuchâtel, son of ULRICH [IV] Comte et Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his [first/second] wife [Gertrud---/Jolanthe von Urach] (-[20 Sep 1276/1279]).  “Ulricus comes et dominus Novicastri” donated property to Kloster Erlach, with the consent of “filiis meis Rodolfo, Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 22 Jun 1225[303].  “Ruodolfus comes de Novo castro” donated revenue to the church of Saint-Jean de Cerlier, with the consent of “fratribus meis Ottone, Berchtoldo, Heinrico et Ulrico”, by charter dated 5 Dec 1234[304]Seigneur d’Arberg.  “Rodulphus comes Novi Castri” sold property to the abbey of Saint-Jean, with the consent of “fratrum meorum domini Ottonis prepositi Solodorensis et domini Henrici archidiaconi Basiliensis et domini Ulrici de Arberg et domini Berthodi de Valengin”, by charter dated 9 Jun 1242[305].  “Ulricus dominus de Arberc” issued a charter dated 1 Mar 1249 concerning a dispute between Kloster Frienisberg and “Chuononem civem de Mureto dictum de Capella”, naming “R. comite Novicastri fratre meo[306].  “Uldricus dominus de Arcuncie et de Alberc” swore homage to “Petro de Sabaudia” by charter dated 1251, before 2 Jun[307]A charter dated 20 Sep 1276 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres suos condominos Novi Castri” and “Wulliermum de Arber domicellum...fratres dicto Wulliermo”, with the consent of “Ulricus dominus de Arber pater ipsius Willermi[308]

m AGNES de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [III] Comte de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] & his wife Alix de Ferrette [Pfirt].  Her parentage and marriage confirmed by a charter dated Jun 1251 under which “Houdris sires d’Arcuncey et d’Arberch” granted property at Saint-Blaise to “dame Sebile dame de Neufchastel, fille Thierri conte de Monbeliart sorour ma femme” among the guarantors[309]

Ulric & his wife had five children: 

1.         GUILLAUME d’Arberg (-[1324]).  A charter dated 20 Sep 1276 records the settlement of a dispute between “Ulricum et fratres suos condominos Novi Castri” and “Wulliermum de Arber domicellum...fratres dicto Wulliermo”, with the consent of “Ulricus dominus de Arber pater ipsius Willermi[310]Seigneur d’Arberg.  A charter dated 5 Aug 1290 records an alliance between “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and the communes of Neuchâtel and Freiburg against “Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Valangins et fratres eorum[311].  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[312]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         AGNES d’Arberg (-before 1345).  The marriage contract of “Wilhelm Herr von Arberg...seine Tochter Agnes” and “Hern Walraven von T., Ritter, Sohn Hern Ulrichs Grafen von T” is dated 11 Oct 1320[313].  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.”[314]m (contract 11 Oct 1320) WALRAM [II] Graf von Thierstein, son of ULRICH [II] Graf von Thierstein & his wife --- (-before 1356). 

b)         PIERRE d’Arberg (-1368/72])Comte d’Arberg.  A charter dated 2 Oct 1345 names “graf Peter herre ze Arberg, unser...oheym Walgrave von T. unser swester seligen sun, graven Walraven sun von T.”[315].  “Graf Peter von Arberg” sold “burg und stadt zu Arberg” to “graf Rudolph von Neuenburg graf und herr zu Nidau und zu Froburg” and appointed Louis Comte de Neuchâtel “unser graf Peters vetter und unsern graf Rudolphs schwäher” as arbitrator to settle any disputes between them by charter dated 3 Jun 1367[316]m (before 9 Oct 1350) LUQUETTE de Gruyère, daughter of PIERRE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Marguerite de Corbières (-17 Nov, after 1375)The necrology of Humilimont records the death “XV Kal Dec” of “dne Luquete de Gryeria dne de Arbech” and her donation to the abbey[317]

2.         JEAN d’Arberg (-after 3 Mar 1332).  Seigneur de Valangin.  A charter dated 5 Aug 1290 records an alliance between “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and the communes of Neuchâtel and Freiburg against “Wilhelmum de Arberch et Johannem de Valangins et fratres eorum[318].  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[319].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and “Johannes de Harber condominus de Valengins...et Thetrico fratremeo” agreed arbitrators to settle disputes by charter dated Jan 1294[320].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[321].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[322].  “Jehan dArberg sire de Vaulengin” declared his rights in properties by charter dated 3 Mar 1331 (O.S.)[323]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had four children: 

a)         GERARD d’Arberg (-[12 Mar/26 Aug] 1339).  Seigneur de Valangin.  A charter dated 5 Feb 1336 records the settlement of disputes between “Rodulphum comitem et dominum Novi Castri...dominum Ludovicum eius filium, Girardum de Arber dominum de Vaulengins” and “Petrum dominum Grandissoni...dominum Otthonem eius filium”, which recalls event at the time of “mortis domini Johannis patris dicti Girardi[324]By charter dated 12 Mar 1338 (O.S.) Henric cons de Montbeliart sires de Montfacon”, having exchanged Roches for Valangin with Louis Comte de Neuchâtel, instructed “Girard dArberg seignour de Valengins” to swear homage to Comte Louis[325]m as her first husband, URSULA von Hasenburg, daughter of MARQUARD von Hasenburg & his wife ---.  Otto Duke of Austria permitted “Marquart von Hasenburg” to grant Hasenburg and “Willisowe” to “Urseln siner Tochter” by charter dated 15 Sep 1330[326].  “Walther von Arberg Probst ze Munster in Grendval” acknowledged the rights of “mines Bruder Kinden und ze miner Swester, Fro Ursulen, mines Bruder...Graf Gerhartz Husfrovwe” by charter dated 26 Aug 1339[327].  She married secondly Heinrich Graf von Nellenburg.  “Ursule von Hasenburg...frouwe graf Heinrichs von Nellenburg, burgerin ze Zofingen” granted “ir grafschaft ze Willisouwa” to “graf Johans von Valenginz ir sones” by charter dated 28 Sep 1364[328].  Gérard & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN d’Arberg (-1383)Seigneur de Valangin.  “Johannes de Arberg domicellus dominus de Vaulengyn” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “Ludovici domini et comitis Novi Castri advunculi mei”, for the soul of “Girardi quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1351[329]

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ii)         JORDANE d’Arberg (-after 16 May 1377).  “Henmann vom Huss von Ysenheim ritter” renounced his rights over Willisau and Azuel which he held from “fro Jordana min wirtin...von fro Ursullen von Hasenburg ir...muter” in favour of “graff Johansen von Arberg unserm...bruder unn swager” by charter dated 10 May 1377[330].  “Jordana von Arberg, Henmans vom Hus...wirtin” sold her rights to Hasenburg and Willisau inherited from “unser...mutter Ursellen...von Hasenburg” by charter dated 16 May 1377[331]m HENMANN vom Huss von Isenheim, son of --- (-after 16 May 1377). 

b)         GAUTHIER d’Arberg (-1349).  “Walther von Arberg Probst ze Munster in Grendval” acknowledged the rights of “mines Bruder Kinden und ze miner Swester, Fro Ursulen, mines Bruder...Graf Gerhartz Husfrovwe” by charter dated 26 Aug 1339[332]

c)         ISABELLE d’Arberg (-before Aug 1359).  A charter dated 17 Nov 1366 records the arbitration settling disputes between “Johannem comitem et dominum de Vaulangins” and “Johannem comitem Gruerie dominum de Montsalvens militem” over demands made by the former from the latter “cum domina Ysabella de Vaulangins olim consors prefati domini de Montsalvens awuncula mea” relating to the dowry of the last named[333]m as his first wife, JEAN Comte de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE de Gruyère & his wife Contesson --- (-16 Jan or 12 Feb [1369/71])

d)         daughter .  “Walther...abbet ze Engelberg” agreed with “Graven Johanse von Arberg” to receive “zwein jungvrowen sinen tochtren --- dien jungesten” in the convent by charter dated 25 Jun 1323[334]

e)         daughter .  “Walther...abbet ze Engelberg” agreed with “Graven Johanse von Arberg” to receive “zwein jungvrowen sinen tochtren --- dien jungesten” in the convent by charter dated 25 Jun 1323[335]

3.         ULRIC d’Arberg (-after 21 Oct 1299).  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[336].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[337].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[338]

4.         THIERRY d’Arberg (-after 21 Oct 1299).  “Wilhelmus dominus de Arberg domicellus” and his supporters except “Johanne, Thyeterico et Ulrico de Arberg fratribus meis et Rodulpho quondam castellano de Arconcye” made peace with the commune of Freiburg by charter dated 30 Mar 1292[339].  “Rodulphus dominus Novi Castri” and “Johannes de Harber condominus de Valengins...et Thetrico fratre meo” agreed arbitrators to settle disputes by charter dated Jan 1294[340].  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[341].  “Johannes de Arberg, Uldricus et Thetericus fratres et condomini de Vallengins” settled a dispute with the chapter of Saint-Imier by charter dated 21 Oct 1299[342]

5.         PIERRE d’Arberg (-after 14 Aug 1296).  “Petrus...Basiliensis episcopus, Johannes, Uldricus et Thetericus de Arberk fratres” and “Rodulphus comes et dominus Novi Castri” agreed an arbitrator to settle disputes by charter dated 14 Aug 1296[343]

 

 

JEAN d’Arberg, son of GERARD d’Arberg & his wife Ursula von Hasenburg (-1383)Seigneur de Valangin.  “Johannes de Arberg domicellus dominus de Vaulengyn” donated property to Fontaine-André, with the consent of “Ludovici domini et comitis Novi Castri advunculi mei”, for the soul of “Girardi quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1351[344].  “Ursule von Hasenburg...frouwe graf Heinrichs von Nellenburg, burgerin ze Zofingen” granted “ir grafschaft ze Willisouwa” to “graf Johans von Valenginz ir sones” by charter dated 28 Sep 1364[345]

m (contract 12 May 1355) MATHILDE de Neuchâtel, daughter of THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his first wife Jeanne de Chalon (-after 27 Sep 1393).  The marriage contract of Thiebauz sires de Nuefchestel de la dyocise de Besancon...Mahaut fille” and “messire Jehanz dArbey sires de Valangin” is dated 12 May 1355[346].  “Gräfin Maha geborn von Nuwenburg” opened her fortress Willisau to the troops of Leopold Duke of Austria, by charter dated 7 Jul 1386[347].  “Mahal de Neufchastel contesse et dame de Valengin et Guillaume dErberg escuier filz jaidiz de...Jeham dErberg jaidiz seignour de Valengin et de ma dicte dame dessus dicte” confirmed franchises to the inhabitants by charter dated 27 Sep 1393[348]

Jean & his wife had three children: 

1.         BERNARD d’Arberg (-after 6 Feb 1382).  The marriage contract of “graffe Johans von Arberg herre ze Vallesis...Janaten unser tochter” and “herrn Otton von Stouffen” is dated 6 Feb 1382 and names “graffe Bedrnhart unser...Joihans sun[349]

2.         GUILLAUME d’Arberg (-after 5 Jul 1436).  “Mahal de Neufchastel contesse et dame de Valengin et Guillaume dErberg escuier filz jaidiz de...Jeham dErberg jaidiz seignour de Valengin et de ma dicte dame dessus dicte” confirmed franchises to the inhabitants by charter dated 27 Sep 1393[350].  The testament of Guillaume comte d’Arberg et de Valangin”, dated 3 Jul 1427, named “Jean de Neufchâtel seigneur de Montaigu et Amanco, son...frère, Thiébaud seigneur de Neufchâtel et de Châtel-sur-Moselle, Guillaume de Grandson seigneur de Pesmes, ses neveus” as executors and guardians of “son fils Jean d’Arberg[351]m (before 14 Nov 1407) JEANNE de Bauffremont, daughter of PHILIBERT Seigneur de Bauffremont & his [second] wife Agnes de Jonvelle (-after 5 Jul 1436).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage and marriage[352].  A charter dated 14 Nov 1407 records an agreement between Damoiselle Jeanne de Beffroiment femme de noble Guillaume d’Arberg Seigneur de Valangin, Pierre et Jean de Beffroimont ses freres chevailliers” relating to the dowry for the marriage, in the presence of “Regnault du Châtellet chevaillier Seigneur de Deuilly[353]Calmet notes “une sentence du 1 juin 1491 qui maintient Jacques, Philibert et Pierre du Châtelet en possession de la moitié de la terre de Bulgnéville, contre Jean d’Arberg fils de Jeanne de Baufremont[354]

-        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG, SEIGNEURS de VALANGIN[355]

3.         JEANNE d’Arberg .  The marriage contract of “graffe Johans von Arberg herre ze Vallesis...Janaten unser tochter” and “herrn Otton von Stouffen” is dated 6 Feb 1382[356]m (contract 6 Feb 1382) OTTO von Staufen, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    VAUD & VALAIS

 

 

The ecclesiastical diocese of Lausanne (pagus Ultrajuranus) included three distinct counties during the rule of the Rudolfian kings of Burgundy, the county of Vaud (comitatus Waldensis), the county of Avenches or Vully (comitatus Vuisliancensis) and the county of Bargen (comitatus Bargensis)[357]Hisely sketches the territorial limits of the early county of Vaud and suggests that it included all the territory north of Lake Geneva as far as Lake Neuchâtel, west of the river Sarine (Saane), including the “Hochgau” or Ogo in which the county of Gruyère later evolved[358].  “Comitatu Waldense” is first named in a charter of Emperor Karl III dated 885[359]The cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that Henri Bishop of Lausanne, who was ordained in 985 and was bishop for 25 years, acquired comitatum Waldense” from “domino imperatore Henrico” [Emperor Heinrich II][360]

 

The county of Valais was held by the bishop of Sion: Rudolf III King of Burgundy granted “comitatum Vallensem” to “Hugonis Sedunensis ecclesie episcopus” by charter dated 999[361].  The only separate family of counts so far identified in Valais were the comtes de Granges, who appear briefly in the second half of the 12th century. 

 

 

A.      COMTES [de VAUD]

 

 

The counties of Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I], named below, are not specified in the charter in which they are named.  However, the association of the brothers Lambert [II] and Adalbert [II] (see below) with Vaud suggests that the earlier Lambert and Adalbert were their predecessors in Vaud.  Charrière indicates that the names Lambert and Adalbert were not “germaniques” and suggests that, “d’origine lombarde ou italienne”, their ancestors may have arrived in Burgundy during the reign of King Rudolf II who was also briefly king of Italy (between 923 and 925, see the document BURGUNDY KINGS)[362].  The names Lambert and Adalbert are found among the northern Italian nobility in the 10th century (see the documents NORTHERN ITALY (1) and CENTRAL ITALY).  However, they are also widely found in many other parts of the Carolingian empire: two prominent examples are Lambert [de Dijon] Comte de Chalon (see BURGUNDY DUCHY-BEAUNE & CHALON) and Lambert [di Spoleto] Comte de Nantes (BRITTANY NOBILITY-NANTES, PORHOET, RENNES), while both names feature many times among the lesser nobility who are named in Cluny charters. 

 

 

1.         LAMBERT [I] (-after Oct 993)Comte [de Vaud?].  “Rodulfus rex...Lambertus comes, Borchardus comes, Adalbertus comes...” witnessed the charter dated 993 (after 19 Oct) which recorded the election of Odilo as abbot of Cluny[363].  [“Sigismundus” donated “hereditatem quam Lambertus comes michi dedit in villa…Belmedense…in comitatu Waldense”, and land “quos dedit michi Adalbertus marchio”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sigismundo et Umberto”, by charter dated 1013 or [20 Oct 1011/19 Oct 1012 (“1013, anno XIX regnante Rodulfo rege”)[364].  The reference to “Adalbertus marchio” suggests that this document refers to Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I].] 

 

2.         ADALBERT [I] (-after Oct 993)Comte [de Vaud?].  “Rodulfus rex...Lambertus comes, Borchardus comes, Adalbertus comes...” witnessed the charter dated 993 (after 19 Oct) which recorded the election of Odilo as abbot of Cluny[365].  The document specifies no family relationship between Lambert and Adalbert, although the later existence of the brothers Lambert [II] and Adalbert (see below) suggests that Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I] may both have been earlier members of the same family.  same person as...?  ADALBERT (-after Jun 1001).  Marchio.  A charter dated Jun [1001] (“regnante Ruodulfo rege, anno octavo”) records the presence of “Adalberti marchionis, seu Rodulfi, advocati, in villa Urbe[...Orba]” when “Fredoinus” donated land “in villa Banningis”, which he could not retain “propter inimicitias filiorum Walcherii comitis”, to Romainmôtier[366].  “Comte Gaucher” in this document has not been identified.  [“Sigismundus” donated “hereditatem quam Lambertus comes michi dedit in villa…Belmedense…in comitatu Waldense”, and land “quos dedit michi Adalbertus marchio”, to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Sigismundo et Umberto”, by charter dated 1013 or [20 Oct 1011/19 Oct 1012 (“1013, anno XIX regnante Rodulfo rege”)[367].  The reference to “Adalbertus marchio” suggests that this document refers to Lambert [I] and Adalbert [I].]  same person as...?  ADALBERT (-after [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003]).  Comte Palatin: “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “senioris mei Amalrici atque...patris mei hac matris meæ atque avunculi mei Tedoni”, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S.) (“anno tertio regnante Rodulfo rege”)[368], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “Adalbertus comes palacii regis...Manassæus comes, Rotbertus nepos eius, Rodulfus advocatus, Amalricus comes et fratres eius Adalgaudus, Cono, Leuto; Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus; Willingus, Loslenus, Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi, Rotbertus et frater eius Vuitbertus, filii Amalrici, Witbertus et frater eius Dodo, filii Vuinisii; Adalbertus iudex, Boroardus et fratres eius Vuido et Hugo, filii Teotaldi; Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus; Maynerius, Vdulricus, filius Vuilerii[369]

 

 

1.         TEUDOIN, son of --- (-after 1009)Comte [de Vaud]: King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[370].  “Teudonis comitis” subscribed a charter of the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune dated 1002[371].  He was banished and his property confiscated in 1009[372]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified.  If the reference to the banishment of Comte Teudoin in 1009 is correct (see above), it is likely that Comte Lambert [II] was his successor.  The name order of witnesses in the [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted below suggests that at that time Lambert was the next most powerful noble in the county after Teudoin.  The document, however, specifies no family relationship between them, in contrast to the relationship specified between Lambert and his brother.  Gingins-La-Sarraz identifies Comte Lambert [II] with Lambert [de Grandson][373].  From a chronological point of view, this suggestion is unlikely to be correct: Comte Lambert is named between [1001/02] and 1018, whereas the sons of Lambert de Grandson survived well into the 12th century.  Charrière names “Adalbert et Lambert auteurs de deux branches de [la] famille [de Grandson]” as sons of Lambert [II][374].  A close relationship between the two families is suggested by the names Lambert and Adalbert (Comte Lambert [II]’s brother, see below) also being used in the Grandson family.  It appears reasonable to suppose that Lambert de Grandson and Adalbert de Grandson were Comte Lambert’s sons or grandsons. 

 

1.         LAMBERT [II] (-after 4 Mar 1023).  King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[375].  The absence of the comital title applied to Lambert in this document suggests that he was a different person from Lambert [I] (see above).  Comte [de Vaud]: “Anselmo episcopo, Lamberto comite, Willingo, Rodulfo, Bertaldo, Udolrico et Adalberto” witnessed the charter dated [20 Oct 1009/19 Oct 1010] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy donated property to Romainmôtier[376].  [Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Lambert “dernier comte laïque du Pays-de-Vaud”, having fallen into disgrace, was deprived of his county by Rudolf III King of Burgundy who invested the bishops of Lausanne as comtes de Vaud in 1011 (no source cited)[377].  The later references to Lambert as “comes” (see below) suggests some uncertainty about the dating of this event.  Another possibility is that Lambert’s supposed banishment has been confused with the banishment of Lambert’s supposed predecessor, Comte Teudoin, which, as suggested above occurred in 1009.]  “Domni Umberti comes, Lambertus comes, Adalbertus…” witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1018 under which “Ratcherius” confirmed a donation to “Sancti Petri Romani monasterio” made by “Marinus presbiter[378].  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui, Odulrici, Lanberti filii Lanberti, Rodulfi...[379].  It is curious that Lambert was still accorded the title “comes” in these documents if he had been deprived of his county in 1011 as indicated above.  Charrière suggests that Lambert was “comte d’un autre comté que celui de Vaud, du comté voisin de Warasch [Avenches or Vully, see the introduction above], par exemple[380].  This suggestion appears supported by the 16 Apr 1028 charter, quoted below under Lambert’s possible daughter Ermenburge, which records that King Rudolf III granted property “...in comitatu Guaraschensi” to Lambert.  m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  Lambert [II] & his wife had [two children]: 

a)         [LAMBERT .  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui, Odulrici, Lanberti filii Lanberti, Rodulfi...[381].  It is not specified in this document that the father of the second Lambert was “Lanberti comitis”.] 

b)         [ERMENBURGE (-26 Oct ----, after 16 Apr 1028).  Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed the donation of “medietatem ecclesiæ S. Gorgonii in villa…Albonna in episcopate Vesontiensi, in comitatu Guaraschensi” and other property which “Lambertus pater eius” had accepted from the king, by “Hermenburgæ nobiliori schrinæ ortæ” whom “Umberto” had married, by charter dated 16 Apr 1028[382].  Ermenburge’s father has not been identified with certainty.  He is not called “comes” in the 16 Apr 1028 charter, which suggests that he may have been Lambert [II] if it is correct as suggested above that he was deprived of his county.  No indication has been found about how many years Humbert [II] survived after 971, but the chronology of the couple’s children suggests that he must have been young in 971.  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Oct “E” of “Ermenburgis mater Hugonis Bisuntiensis Archeip.[383]m HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Salins, son of HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de Salins [Mâcon] & his wife [Wandelmodis ---] (-25 Jul, after Jan 971, bur Besançon Saint-Paul).] 

2.         ADALBERT [II] (-after 4 Mar 1023).  King Rudolf III confirmed the donation made by “Marinus præsbiter” to Romainmôtier, by charter [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003], in the presence of “...Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus, et frater eius Adalbertus...[384].  [“Domni Umberti comes, Lambertus comes, Adalbertus…” witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1018 under which “Ratcherius” confirmed a donation to “Sancti Petri Romani monasterio” made by “Marinus presbiter[385].  The name order suggests that Adalbert may have been the same person as Adalbert named with Lambert in the [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter.]  “Conradus” donated property to Romainmôtier, at the request of “fratris mei Amalrici”, by charter dated 4 Mar 1023, subscribed by “...Lanberti comitis, Adalberti fratris sui...[386]

 

 

 

B.      BARONS de VAUD (SAVOIE)

 

 

LOUIS [I] de Savoie, son of THOMAS [II] Conte [Marchese] del Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1254]-[10 Jan 1302/27 Apr 1303], maybe 8 Jan 1303).  A second testament of “Beatrix relicta…Dom. Reymundi Berengarii comitis provinciæ”, dated 22 Feb 1264, adds bequests to “Thomam Amedeum et Ludovicum filios quondam Dom. Thome fratris mei…Alienore filie predicti comitis Thome…[387].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[388], Comte Louis was born in Oct 1250 but, for the same reasons as cited in relation to the birth of his older brother Thomas (see the document SAVOY), this date looks unlikely.  Baron de Vaud, Seigneur de Moudon, de Romont, de Rue, de Contrey, de Saillon, de Nyon et d’Aubon in 1286, accorded him by his brother Amédée V Comte de Savoie to assure his acceptance of the latter’s accession as Count[389].  “Lois de Savoie Sire de Waut” agreed peace with the town of Fribourg by charter dated 1292[390].  “Ludovicus de Sabaudia dominus Vaudi” sold the village of “Forel iuxta Savignietum” to the bishop of Lausanne[391].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” made at Naples 10 Jan 1301 chooses his burial “nella Chiesa di S Pietro dell’Ara di Napoli”, appoints “Ludovico di Lui figlio primogenito” or in default “Pietro alto suo figlio Giuniore, e di Lui fratello uterino”, and makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…di Lui Consorte Isabella”, referring to the possibility of a posthumous child born from his wife[392].  He died before 27 Apr 1303, the date of the contract of marriage between “Pietro di Grançon Nipote d’Ottone Signore di Grançon” and “Bianca figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud[393].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 8 Jan of “d. Ludouicus de Sabaudia” and his donation of revenue from “Cletis…[et] Niudini[394]

m firstly ADELINE de Lorraine, daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg (1251 or before-before 1278).  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[395].  She is not named by Poull[396].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly (1278) as her second husband, JEANNE de Montfort, widow of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez [Albon], daughter of PHILIPPE II de Montfort-l’Amaury Seigneur de Castres et de la Ferté-Alais & his wife Jeanne de Lévis ([1255/60]-1300).  The court of Lyon confirmed the guardianship of “Gioanni figlio pupillo di Guidone Conte di Forest” naming “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Madre del detto Gioanni” and her second marriage with “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud fratello del Conte Amedeo” by charter dated 23 Jun 1283[397].  The testament of “dominæ Joannæ de Monteforti quondam comitissæ Forensis, uxorisque quondam…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” dated Nov 1293 chooses her burial “in cimiterio Fratrum Minorum Montisbrisonis” and makes bequests to “a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora, Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…a Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[398].  She is not named in the agreement dated 15 May 1295 which records the partition of property between her brother and sisters[399], which suggests that she may have died before that date. 

m thirdly (contract 1 May 1301) as her third husband, ISABELLE d’Aulnay, widow firstly of BALDONE Signore di Seminara, and secondly of ROBERT de Sauriac, Grand Seneschal of the Kingdom of Sicily, daughter of --- d’Aulnay & his wife --- (-30 Oct 1341).  Della Marra records Isabelle as sister of Robert d’Aulnay (without naming their parents) as well as her three marriages[400].  The primary sources which confirm this information have not been verified.  “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” granted “Isabella d’Aulnai sua Consorte” the castle of Iverdun in the diocese of Lausanne by charter dated 1 May 1301[401].  The contract of marriage between “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Isabella d’Aulnay” is dated 1 May 1301[402].  The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “…di Lui Consorte Isabella”, referring to the possibility of a posthumous child born from his wife[403]

Baron Louis & his first wife had one child:

1.         LAURE de Savoie (before 1278-1334)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (after 1324) as his third wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his wife Jeanne de Montfort ([1275/76]-3 Jul 1334). 

Baron Louis & his second wife had ten children:

2.         ISABELLE de Savoie (-[Apr 1289/May 1290]).  The contract of marriage between Beraldo Signore di Mercoeur” and “Isabella di Savoia figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud di Gioanna di Monfort sua seconda Moglie” is dated 31 Mar 1289[404].  It is assumed that Isabelle was one of her parents’ older children, who died before the birth of her younger sister of the same name.  Betrothed (31 Mar 1289) to BERAUD [VIII] Seigneur de Mercœur, son of BERAUD [VII] Seigneur de Mercœur & his wife Blanche de Salins (-5 Apr 1321).    

3.         MARGUERITE de Savoie (-7 Aug [1313 or 1323], bur Wadgassen).  The contract of marriage between “Gio. di Chalon figlio di Stefano Conte d’Auxerre” andMargarita figlia primogenita di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated Apr 1293[405]The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[406].  The contract of marriage between Margarita di Savoia Sorella di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud Vedova di Gio. di annoiri” andSimone figlio del Conte Gio. di Salbruc” is dated 21 Jun 1309[407]The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names his nephew Jean de Saarbrucken and his two sisters[408]An inscription at Wadgasse, since disappeared, recorded the burial of “daisme Marguerite de Savoie femme Simon de Commercey-Sarburg” who died 6 Aug 1323[409].  Hugo records a monument at Wadgasse recording “Margaretæ à Sabaudia uxoris Simonis de Commerceio, 1313[410]m firstly (contract Apr 1293, 1 Apr 1293) JEAN de Salins Seigneur de Vignory et de Saint-Dizier, son of ETIENNE de Chalon Seigneur de Rouvres [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Jeanne de Vignory, dame de Vignory (-before 1307)m secondly (contract Vienne 22 May 1309, 21 Jun 1309) SIMON von Saarbrücken, son of JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken [Commercy] & his first wife Mathilde d’Aspremont (-1325).

4.         JEANNE de Savoie (-after 29 Oct 1360).  The contract of marriage between “Guglielmo Signore di Gex” andGioanetta figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 5 Feb 1293[411]The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…[412]The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his sister Jeanne de Savoie dame de Gex[413]m (contract 5 Feb 1293) GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex, son of SIMON de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Léonète de Gex (-after 1310).

5.         LOUIS [II] de Savoie ([1290]-Feb 1349).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[414]The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 appoints “Ludovico di Lui figlio primogenitor[415]Her father’s testamentary codicil dated 10 Jan 1301, made in Naples, names his sons Louis and Pierre, his daughters Blanche and Catherine, and the possibility of a child by his wife[416].  He succeeded his father in 1302 as Baron de Vaud.  Elected Senator of Rome 1 Aug 1310, he served until Jul 1312, during which time he defended Rome against the supporters of Robert King of Naples [Anjou-Capet][417].  He renounced all claims to the county of Savoie in 1314 in return for an annual pension of 300 livres and the grant of certain fiefdoms[418].  Comte Amédée V named him Lieutenant General in Canavese, Piemonte in 1322.  He was appointed a member of the Supreme Council of the States of Savoy 1330.  Aymon Comte de Savoie named him as one of the guardians of his minor son Comte Amédée VI under his will 11 Jun 1343[419].  The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 chooses his burial “nell’Abazia, o sia nella Chiesa dell’Abazia d’Altacomba”, names “Ludovico Signore di Vaud suo Padre”, makes bequests “ad Isabella di Challon sua Consorte…Cattarina sua figlia…al conte Guidone di Fore zed a Raimundo suo fratello…ed a Gio. di Salabruschi, ed alle due Sorelle di Lui nipoti alter…a Ludovico di Nevfchâtel, ed alle due Sorelle…a Gioanna di Savoia Signora di Gex sua Sorella, nel caso, che sii in vita, altrimenti a suoi figliuoli…a Beatrice di Savoia Dama di Clermont, o a suoi figliuoli…a suoi Nipoti Ottone di Grançon, e Guglielmo suo fratello, ed alle Loro Sorelle” and appoints “stesso Conte Aymone, Isabella di Challon sua Consorte, li Vescovi di Losana, Geneva, Belley” as his executors[420].  A testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 18 Jan 1349 confirms bequests made to “Isabella di Challon sua Consorte” and refers to the dowry of “Cattarina sua figlia, Moglie del Principe Rodolfo Conte d’Eu e di Guines[421]m (9 Jul 1309) ISABELLE de Chalon Dame de Joigny, de Broyes et de Chavannes, daughter of JEAN [I] de Chalon Seigneur d’Arlay [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Marguerite de Bourgogne [Capet] (-[13 Jun 1352/19 Jun 1359]).  “Gioanni di Challon Signore d’Arlay” and “--- di Savoia Signore di Vaud” agreed to transfer property as part of the dowry of “Isabella di Chalon sua Sorella Moglie di detto Signore di Vaud” dated Feb 1309[422], although “sorella” is presumably an error for “figlia.  The contract of marriage between “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” andIsabella figlia di Gio. di Chalon Signore d’Arlai” is dated 9 Jul 1309[423].  A charter dated 9 Jul 1309 confirms the marriage between “Jehans de Chalon sires d’Allay…Ysabel sa fille” and “messires Loys de Savoie sires de Waut”, and also names “l’arcevesque de Besençon, frère doudit Jehan” and “la contesse de La Marche tante de ladite Ysabel[424]Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” lifted the obligation ofGuglielmo di Montagny suo Nipote” relating to the dowry for “Isabella di Chalon sua Consorte” by charter dated Dec 1332[425]The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 makes bequests “ad Isabella di Challon sua Consorte…”[426]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”, records the intervention of “illustres dominas dominam Ysabellam de Cabilone et dominam Katerinam de Sabaudia eius filiam, conjugem nostrum dominas Waudi” in a certain aspect of the dispute[427] Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” granted rights in her lands to “consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone” by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[428] Baron Louis [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         CATHERINE de Savoie (-18 Jan 1388, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains)Her first marriage is confirmed by an agreement dated 22 Jan 1339 between Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Cattarina di Savoia sua figlia Moglie d’Azone Visconti Signore di Milano” relating to the payment of her dowry[429]The testament of “Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 29 Mar 1340 makes bequests “…Cattarina sua figlia…[430]The Chronique des comtes d’Eu, written in 1390, records that “Raoul”, son of “Raoul”, married “madame Catherine de Savoye[431].  The contract of marriage between Rodolfo d’Eu Conte di Guines” and “Cattarina figlia di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated Dec 1340[432]The testament of “Cattarina di Savoia Contessa di Guines” dated 6 May 1343 appoints as her heirs, if she has no children, “Isabella di Challon sua Madre e premorando questa, Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud suo Padre”, chooses her burial “nel Convento de’ P. P. Minori di Mion, ove resta sepolto Gio. di Savoia suo fratello”, and names “Conte Rodolfo suo marito[433].  A testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 18 Jan 1349 confirms bequests made to “Isabella di Challon sua Consorte” and refers to the dowry of “Cattarina sua figlia, Moglie del Principe Rodolfo Conte d’Eu e di Guines[434]Her third 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[435].  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[436] She sold Vaud to Amédée VI Comte de Savoie at Morges 19 Jun 1359 for 160,000 florins[437]m firstly (Milan 1 or 10 Oct 1330) AZZONE Visconti Lord of Milan, son of GALEAZZO I Visconti Lord of Milan & his wife Beatrice d’Este (Ferrara 7 Dec 1302-Milan 16 Aug 1339, bur Milan).  No issue.  m secondly (contract Dec 1340, before 19 Dec 1340[438]) RAOUL [II] de Brienne Comte d’Eu et de Guines, son of RAOUL I de Brienne Comte d’Eu & his wife Jeanne de Mello, dame de Lormes et de Chateau-Chinon (-beheaded Paris 19 Nov 1350).  Connétable de France.  No issue.  m thirdly (before 10 Mar 1352) GUILLAUME I “le Riche” Comte de Namur, son of JEAN I Comte de Namur [Flanders-Dampierre] & his second wife Marie d’Artois [Capet] (1324-1 Oct 1391, bur Namur, couvent des Franciscains).

b)         JEAN de Savoie (-killed in battle Laupen 21 Jun 1339)His parentage is confirmed by the contracts of marriage between “Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d’Auxerre” dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[439].  Seigneur de Visieu.  The Narratio de Conflictus Laufensis names “dominus Iohannes filius domini Ludwici de Sabaudia domini Waudi” among those killed at Laupen in 1339[440].  The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that “filius…comitem Ludewicum de Sabaudia…Rudolfo [comitem Rudolphum de Nidow], Gerhardo [comitem Gerhardum de Waleis]” were killed at the siege of “castrum…Loupen” in 1339 from the context[441]m (contracts 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337, 14 Mar 1329) as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Auxerre dame de Courtenot, daughter of JEAN [II] Comte d’Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur (-11 Oct 1378).  Two contracts of marriage between “Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” and “Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d’Auxerre” are dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[442].  “Alix de Montbéliard comtesse d’Auxerre” donated revenue to “sa fille Marguerite de Chalon femme de Jean de Savoie” by charter dated 1334[443]A dispute between “Lodovico di Savoia di Vaud” and “Conte d’Auxeres suo Suocero” concerning the dowry of “Margarita di Savoia sua figlia” was settled by charter dated 8 May 1340[444]She married secondly Henri de Vienne Seigneur d’Antigny.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

Baron Louis [II] had one possible illegitimate child: 

c)         [BONNE de Savoie (-2 Mar or May 1342)Bonne [Guta] is named in Europäische Stammtafeln[445] as the legitimate daughter of Louis de Vaud and as wife of the two husbands shown here, but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  She is not named in the 29 Mar 1340 testament of her father[446].  It is unlikely that the wife of Duke Bolko II could have been the legitimate daughter of Louis [II] Baron de Vaud: her son was born in [1322/27] when the legitimate children of Baron Louis must still have been under child-bearing age.  m firstly MATTHIAS Graf von Trenczin, son of --- (-1318).  m secondly ([1321/22]) BOLKO II Duke of Münsterberg, son of BOLKO I Duke of Jauer and Schweidnitz [Piast] & his wife Beatrix von Brandenburg [Askanier] ([1 Feb 1300/1301]-11 Jun 1341).] 

6.         PIERRE de Savoie (-killed in battle Rome 21 Mar 1312).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio[447]The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 names “Pietro alto suo figlio Giuniore, e di Lui fratello uterino[448]He was killed recapturing Rome for his brother and Emperor Heinrich VII from supporters of Robert King of Naples [Anjou-Capet]. 

7.         BEATRIX de Savoie (-after 10 Mar 1356)The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[449].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants[450].  Béatrice de Savoie, dame de Clermont was named as a beneficiary under the 29 Mar 1340 testament of her brother Louis II Baron de Vaud[451], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln she died in 1338[452].  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 concerns her renunciation of property connected with her dowry[453]m (1301) GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Clermont [en Dauphiné], son of AINARD [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Alix de Thoire (-15 Aug 1332). 

8.         ELEONORE de Savoie (-24 Mar 1334)The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[454]The contract of marriage between “Rodolfo Signore di Neufchâtel” andEleonora figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 18 Oct 1294[455]The martyrology of Neuchâtel records the death 24 Mar 1333 (presumably O.S.) of “domina Elienor de Sabaudia domina Novi Castri[456]m (contract 18 Oct 1294, 28 Oct 1294) RODOLPHE [V] Comte et Seigneur de Neufchâtel, son of AMEDEE Seigneur de Neufchâtel & his wife Jordane de La Sarraz dame de Belmont [Grandson] (-22 Mar 1343). 

9.         CATHERINE de Savoie (-1305).  The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[457]The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…”[458]

10.      BLANCHE de Savoie (-after Apr 1323)The testament of “Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to “…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…”[459]The testamentary codicil of “Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 10 Jan 1301 makes bequests “a Bianca, e Cattarina sue figlie…”[460].  The contract of marriage between “Pietro di Grançon Nipote d’Ottone Signore di Grançon” andBianca figlia del fu Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud” is dated 27 Apr 1303[461].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his nephew Otto de Grandson, Guillaume his brother and his sisters[462]m (contract 27 Apr 1303) [as his second wife,] PIERRE [II] de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont, son of JACQUES de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont & his wife --- (-2 Jul [1343]).  He succeeded his uncle in 1328 as Seigneur de Grandson

11.      GUILLAUME de Savoie (after Nov 1293-).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He is not named in his mother’s Nov 1293 testament so was presumably born after that date[463].  Seigneur de Biolley.  m as her first husband, NICOLE d’Alamant, daughter of GERARD Seigneur d’Alamant & his wife ---.  Her origin, as well as both her marriages, are proved by an agreement between “Umberto di Rossiglione” and “Luigi di Savoia Signore di Vaud” dated 4 Jul 1344 names “Nicola moglie del medesimo, e figlia di Girardo Signore d’Alamant, e Moglie in prime nozze di Guglielmo di Savoia fratello del sudetto Luigi[464].   She married secondly (before 4 Jul 1344) Umberto di Rossiglione

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    NOBILITY in VAUD & VALAIS

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE

 

 

The castle of Aubonne was situated about 19 kilometres west of Lausanne. in what is today the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, in the valley of the Aubonne river.  The family of the seigneurs d’Aubonne first emerges from the records in the mid-11th century.  The charters quoted below show that, from the early 13th century at least, the seigneurie d’Aubonne was divided between the male members of each succeeding generation of the family, who are all referred to as “condomini/co-seigneurs”.  Guerry co-Seigneur d’Aubonne, head of the senior branch of the family, sold his interests in Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie in 1259.  Beatrix, daughter of Comte Pierre, transferred this interest to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars.  It eventually passed in the early 14th century to Agnes, daughter of Humbert [III], who was the wife of Guillaume Alamandi.  The seigneurie d’Aubonne was the subject of continual disputes between the holders of the various competing sub-divided interests.  In the late 14th century, the interests of the “Alamandi” seigneurs were consolidated in the hands of the comtes de Gruyère, while the younger branch of the original Aubonne family, descended from Jacques [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, younger brother of co-Seigneur Guerry, continued to hold their share.  The friction between the two groups persisted well into the 15th century. 

 

[Three] brothers, parents not known.  The earliest known Comte de Gruyère was also called Turumbert, but no family connection has been established. 

1.         DODON d’Aubonne .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[465], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[466].  “Turumbertus” donated property “in pago Equestrico in villa Balgeello” to Romainmôtier “per manu advocati meo Dooni”, undated but dated by Charrière to first half 11th century, possibly late 10th century[467].  [An undated charter, dated to [1049/1109], records that Romainmôtier granted land “in villa Brucinis…[et] in villa Germaniaco…helemosinam Turumberti fratris Dodoni de Albona[468].  The [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted above suggests that this last charter is misdated, unless it refers to Turumbert [II].] 

2.         TURUMBERT [I] d’Aubonne .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[469], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[470].  “Turumbertus” donated property “in pago Equestrico in villa Balgeello” to Romainmôtier “per manu advocati meo Dooni”, undated but dated by Charrière to first half 11th century, possibly late 10th century[471].  The use of the advocatus suggests that the donor held ecclesiastical office, although the text does not state this.  If this is correct, he was a different person from Turumbert [II].  [An undated charter, dated to [1049/1109], records that Romainmôtier granted land “in villa Brucinis…[et] in villa Germaniaco…helemosinam Turumberti fratris Dodoni de Albona[472].  The [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] charter quoted above suggests that this last charter is misdated, unless it refers to Turumbert [II].] 

3.         [CONON .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[473], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[474].  The name order suggests that Conon may have been another brother of Dodo and Turumbert.  m ---.  The name of Conon’s wife is not known.  Conon & his wife had one child: 

a)         ULRIC .  “Marinus præsbiter” donated property “in comitatu Aeguestriaco in villa...Balgedelco” to Romainmôtier, by charter dated 4 Mar 996 (N.S)[475], confirmed [20 Oct 1002/19 Oct 1003] “anno IX regnante domno Rodulfo rege”) by King Rudolf “in comitatu Aequestrico, in villa Osinco” [Eysins], in the presence of “...Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius Vdulricus...[476]

 

 

1.         TURUMBERT [II] d’Aubonne .  As indicated above, it is likely that Turumbert [II] was a different person from Turumbert [I].  If this is correct, it is possible that Turumbert [II] was a descendant of Dodon, although the latter name is not repeated in his known descendants.  m ---.  The name of Turumbert’s wife is not known.  Turumbert [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         GEROLD d’AubonneGeroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus[477]Charrière dates this charter to the second half of the 11th century[478]

b)         [--- .  The word “nepotes” in the document quoted below gives rise to the usual problem about the precise relationship which it indicates.  In addition, there is no indication whether the five subscribers were all born from the same parents or that they were related in the male line.  m ---.]  [Five children]: 

i)          [AMAURY .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[479].] 

ii)         [GUIDO .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[480].] 

iii)        [NANTELME [I] .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[481].] 

iv)        [DALMAS .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[482].] 

v)         [ODALRIC .  “Geroldus filius Turumberti de Albonna” donated property and a serf to Romainmôtier by undated charter, signed by “nepotes mei Amalricus, Wido, Nantelmus, Dalmacius et Odulricus, canonicus”[483].  Canon.] 

 

 

1.         HUMBERT d’Aubonne (-after 1172).  Seigneur d’Aubonne.  Pope Alexander III in a bull dated 12 May [1165] confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Bonmont, including the donation by “Humberti de Pringins et Petri filii eius et Humberti de Albona, ecclesiam de Vizo…[484].  “Domini Humberti de Albona” is named in one of the donations to the abbey of Bonmont which are confirmed by Arducius Bishop of Geneva by charter dated 1172, and “Humbertus de Albona et Jacobus filius eius” witnessed another of the donations in the same charter[485].  “Humbertus de Albona, Jacobus filius eius…” witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by “Oggerius de Marins” to the abbey of Bonmont, presumably dated to late-12th century[486]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  It appears chronologically possible that she was Pétronille, daughter of ---, who is named by Pope Alexander III in a bull dated 12 May [1165] which confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Bonmont, and includes the donation by “Petronillæ de Albona grangiam de Clareins” which is cited in the document before her supposed husband’s donation[487].  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         NANTELME [II] d’Aubonne (-after 1204).  Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[488].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[489]m firstly GERRIETTE, daughter of --- (-[17 Mar 1197/1200]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[490]m secondly ([1198/1204]) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after Mar 1235).  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235[491].  Nantelme [II] & his first wife had three children: 

i)          GUERRY d’Aubonne (-[23 Aug 1259/19 Aug 1263]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[492].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[493].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

-        see below

ii)         JACQUES [II] d’Aubonne (-[1235/36]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[494].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

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iii)        ETIENNE d’Aubonne (-after 23 Aug 1255).  Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[495]

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

iv)        PIERRE d’Aubonne “Putoux/Posthume” (-after 1269).  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[496].   Co-Seigneur d’Aubonnem firstly FROIN, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1238).  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[497].   m secondly BINFA, daughter of --- (-after 1269).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Pierre & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       GUERRY d’Aubonne (-before 1237). 

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

(b)       ALEXIE d’Aubonne (-[1310/Oct 1312]).  “Franciscus filius quondam domini Petri dicti Puttot condomini de Albona” donated all his property to “Alexie…sorori mee et fillis suis vel filiabus a Petro, filio Petri dicti de Albona, civis Lausannensis procreatis” by charter dated Dec 1283[498].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.   m firstly PIERRE d’Aubonne, son of PIERRE d’Aubonne & his wife ---.  Citizen of Lausanne.  m secondly (before 1310) PIERRE de Prangins, son of ---. 

(c)       ETIENNETTE d’Aubonne (-after 1293).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m JEAN de Saint-Oyen, son of --- (-after 1293). 

Pierre & his second wife had one child: 

(d)       FRANÇOIS d’Aubonne (-after Dec 1283).  “Franciscus filius quondam domini Petri dicti Puttot condomini de Albona” donated all his property to “Alexie…sorori mee et fillis suis vel filiabus a Petro, filio Petri dicti de Albona, civis Lausannensis procreatis” by charter dated Dec 1283[499]

b)         AIMON d’Aubonne . 

c)         JACQUES [I] d’Aubonne (-after 1172).  Humbertus de Albona et Jacobus filius eius” witnessed one of the donations to the abbey of Bonmont which are confirmed by Arducius Bishop of Geneva by charter dated 1172[500].  “Humbertus de Albona, Jacobus filius eius…” witnessed an undated charter which records a donation by “Oggerius de Marins” to the abbey of Bonmont, presumably dated to late-12th century[501]

-        FAMILY d’AUBONNE[502]

 

GUERRY d’Aubonne, son of NANTELME [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his first wife Gerriette --- (-[23 Aug 1259/19 Aug 1263]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[503].  “Nantelmus dominus de Albona et Guerricus filius eius…” witnessed a charter dated 1204 which records an agreement between the abbey of Bonmont and “Reimundus de S. Simphoriano[504].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235, witnessed by “Willermus de Hyenz capellanus fratris mei domini Jacobi[505].  “Guerricus dominus Albone” granted toll exemptions to the monks of Oujon, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1237[506].  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[507].   “Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[508].  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[509] Guerry ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie 23 Aug 1259, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[510]

m CLEMENCE, daughter of --- (-after 22 Jul 1256).  “Guerricus dominus Albone” granted toll exemptions to the monks of Oujon, with the consent of “Clementie uxoris mee”, by charter dated Aug 1237[511].  “Guerricus dns de Albona…et Clemencia uxor mea” confirmed donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Petrus Putoz frater meus miles et Froyn uxor sua”, by charter dated Jun 1238[512].   “Guerricum dominum Albonæ” agreed an exchange of property with “Petrum de Sabaudia”, with the consent of “Clementia uxore et Stephano fratre eiusdem Guerrici”, by charter dated 23 Aug 1255[513].  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[514] 

Guerry & his wife had three children: 

1.         ETIENNE d’Aubonne (-[22 Jul 1256/1262]).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[515] 

2.         JEAN d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[516] A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[517].  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[518]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had seven children: 

a)         SIMON d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[519].  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[520]

b)         GUILLAUME d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[521]

c)         JACQUET d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[522]

d)         HENRI d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[523]

e)         MARGUERITE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[524]

f)          JACQUETTE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[525]

g)         CLEMENCE d’Aubonne (-after 2 Dec 1295).  “Iohannes de Albona filius quondam domini Guerrici de Albona, militis, et Symon filius dicti Iohannis, domicelli” sold serfs to Bonmont, with the consent of “dictus Symon, Willermus, Iaquetus, Henricus, Marguareta, Iaqueta et Clemencia, liberi dicti Iohannis”, by charter dated 2 Dec 1295[526]

3.         AIMON d’Aubonne (-after 17 Aug 1292).  “Guerricus de Albona miles” granted rights to vines to the abbey of Bonvont, with the consent of “Clemencie uxoris nostre, Stephani, Johannis et Aymonis, filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 22 Jul 1256[527] A charter dated 17 Aug 1292 records the sale of property by “Iohannes de Albona domicellus” to Bonmont, which required ratification by “Symonem filium eius et per dominum Aymonem fratrem dicti Iohannis, monachum sancti Eugendi[528].  Monk. 

 

 

JACQUES [II] d’Aubonne, son of NANTELME [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his first wife Gerriette --- (-[1235/36]).  “Nantelmus de Albona” settled disputes with the monastery of Bonvent, with the consent of “Gerrieta conjux Nantelmi…duobus filiis suis Guerrico et Jacobo”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1197[529].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” confirmed donations to Oujon by “antecessores mei” by charter dated 15 Feb 1212[530].  “Jacobus de Albona miles” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore mea Beatriz”, by charter dated 1219[531].  “Guerricus dominus de Albona” confirmed a donation to Bonmont abbey by his vassal “Gerardus miles de Sotens” of property near “vineam Alyz uxoris Nantelmi de Albona quondam defuncti”, by charter dated Mar 1235, witnessed by “Willermus de Hyenz capellanus fratris mei domini Jacobi[532].  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[533]

m BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1262).  “Jacobus de Albona miles” donated property to Oujon, with the consent of “uxore mea Beatriz”, by charter dated 1219[534].  “Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[535].  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona…et Jacobus filius meus, inmo filii mei et filie mee” by charter dated 1236[536].  “Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[537].  “Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona et Jacobus filius meus” protected the rights of property donated to Oujon by charter dated Jul 1238[538].  “Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “Beatrice matre eius”, by charter dated Mar 1242[539].  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[540]

Jacques & his wife had six children: 

1.         JACQUES [III] d’Aubonne ([1212/22]-[Jun 1274/Oct 1277])Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[541].  Co-Seigneur d’AubonneBeatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona…et Jacobus filius meus, inmo filii mei et filie mee” by charter dated 1236[542].  “Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[543]Beatrix uxor quondam domini Jacobi de Albona et Jacobus filius meus” protected the rights of property donated to Oujon by charter dated Jul 1238[544].  The wording of these two charters suggests that Jacques [III] was still a minor when they were written.  Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “quidquid ipse et filius suus habent in castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “Beatrice matre eius”, by charter dated Mar 1242[545].  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[546].  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[547].  The date of his death is set by a charter dated Oct 1277 which records a sale by Vuillielmus de Lavignie mistralis de Albona ex parte quondam Iacobi condomini de Albona” of the mestralie d’Aubonne to “domino P. episcopo Sydunensi, tutori Iohannini quondam filii Iacobi, condomini de Albona[548]m firstly ---.  The name of Jacques’s first wife is not known.  However, the date of birth of his oldest son indicates that there must have been a first marriage.  m secondly MARGUERITE [d’Oron, daughter of RODOLPHE Seigneur d’Oron & his wife Alix ---] (-after Jun 1274).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[549]Her family origin is suggested by the charter dated Sep 1285 under which her son Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei[550]Jacques [III] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         son (before Mar 1242-).  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1242 under which his father Jacobus dom. Albonæ, Jacobi filius” granted “quidquid ipse et filius suus habent in castro et burgo Albonæ” to Pierre de Savoie[551].  His absence from the charter dated Jun 1274 (see below) suggests that he had died before this date, unless he was the same person as Jacques [III]’s son Aimon

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

b)         AIMON d’Aubonne (before [1248/56]-[Sep 1274/Oct 1277]).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[552].  “Aymo, filius Iacobi, condomini de Albona” acted as guarantor, with the agreement of “dicti Iacobi patris mei”, for the sale of property made with the consent of “Iacobi de Alamant domicelli” by charter dated Sep 1274[553].  Aimon’s fulfilling this role presumably indicates that he had passed the age of majority by that date.  This suggests that he may have been considerably older than his brother Jean [I] and therefore possibly born from his father’s first marriage.  The age of majority in Vaud at that time has not been ascertained, although the charter dated Mar 1317, quoted below, suggests that it may have been 25 years.  It is possible that Aimon was the same person as Jacques [III]’s unnamed son who is mentioned in 1242.  It appears from the charter dated 1 Aug 1308 quoted below that Aimon was co-Seigneur d’Aubonne, maybe during the lifetime of his father, although no document has been found which refers directly to him with this title.  Aimon presumably predeceased his father as he is not named in the charter dated Oct 1277 quoted above.  Aimon had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

i)          GUILLAUME (-after 1327).  A charter dated 1 Aug 1308 records a sale of property to “Willielmo alumpno quondam…domini Aymonis quondam condomini de Albona[554]

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

c)         JEAN [I] d’Aubonne ([1259/67]-before Mar 1305).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[555].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

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d)         ARTAUD d’Aubonne (-after 10 Dec 1306).  A representative of the convent of Romainmôtier granted rights to “Arthaudus condominus Albone et balliuus Vuaudi” by charter dated 10 Dec 1306[556]

2.         JEAN d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  Jacobus dominus de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Beatrix uxore mea et filiis meis Jacobo et Johanne”, by charter dated 1235[557]Beatrix relicta Iacobi militis domini de Albona” donated property to Bonmont, with the consent of “Iacobi et Iohannis filiorum suorum et omnium filiarum suarum” for the soul of “Jacobi mariti sui”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1237[558]Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[559]

3.         JORDANE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[560]

4.         ALIX d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[561]

5.         LEONETE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[562]

6.         CLEMENCE d’Aubonne (-after May 1244).  “Beatrix quondam uxor domini Jacobi de Albona et duo filii mei Jacobus et Johannes et quatuor filie mee…Jordana, Alays, Leoneta et Clementia” donated revenue to Oujon, with “dominum Guerricum dominum Albone et heredes eius” acting as guarantor, by charter dated May 1244[563]

 

 

1.         JEAN d’Aubonne .  Jean has not otherwise been identified in the Aubonne family.  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonnem ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX d’Aubonne (-[1310/12])Girard et Etienne d’Aubonne, de Lausanne” claimed property, in their name and in the name of “Alexie leur mère fille de Jean coseigneur d’Aubonne et remariée à Pierre de Prangins” by charter dated 1310[564]m firstly --- d’Aubonne, son of ---.  m secondly (before 1310) as his first wife, PIERRE de Prangins, son of JEAN Seigneur de Prangins [Cossonay] & his [first wife Isabelle de Greysier/second wife Guillelme ---] (-after 23 Jan 1323). 

 

2.         LOUIS d’Aubonne (-after 20 Oct 1301).  The parentage of Louis is not known.  Charrière suggests that he may have been the unnamed son of Jacques [III] Seigneur d’Aubonne, referred to in 1242 (see above).  However, as noted above, there is an indication that Jacques [III]’s oldest son died young.  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne

 

 

JEAN [I] d’Aubonne, son of JACQUES [III] co-Seigneur d’Aubonne & his second wife Marguerite [d’Oron] ([1259/67]-before Mar 1305).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[565].  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Vuillielmus de Lavignie mistralis de Albona ex parte quondam Iacobi condomini de Albona” sold the mestralie d’Aubonne to “domino P. episcopo Sydunensi, tutori Iohannini quondam filii Iacobi, condomini de Albona” by charter dated Oct 1277[566].  “Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei” by charter dated Sep 1285, adding that his uncle had been his guardian “tamquam minor annis[567].  The wording of this document suggests that Jean [I] had recently arrived at the age of majority. 

m BINFA, daughter of --- (-after 18 May 1350).  “Binfa relicta domini Iohannis condomini de Albona et Iohannes filius eius” made a declaration relating to damage to the property of the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1313[568].  “Binfa Bynfaz condomina de Albona et Iohannes eius filius minor viginti quinque annis major…quatuordecim” reached agreement with the chapter of Geneva about vines by charter dated Mar 1317[569].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[570]

Jean [I] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JEAN [II] d’Aubonne ([1295/1303]-after 18 Sep 1369).  Co-Seigneur d’Aubonne.  “Binfa relicta domini Iohannis condomini de Albona et Iohannes filius eius” made a declaration relating to damage to the property of the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1313[571].  “Binfa Bynfaz condomina de Albona et Iohannes eius filius minor viginti quinque annis major…quatuordecim” reached agreement with the chapter of Geneva about vines by charter dated Mar 1317[572].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between “Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[573].  The subservient position of Jean [II] in this charter suggests that he was still under age at that date.  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militus relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[574] The testament of “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis” is dated 18 May 1350, appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis”, and appoints “ipsum puerum masculum” as his universal heir if born to “domina Iohanneta uxor sua filiaque…Iohannis domini de Aniuer, nunc pregnans[575] Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi” granted rights in her lands to “consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone” by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[576].  The family relationship between Jean [II] d’Aubonne and Isabelle de Chalon Dame de Vaud has not yet been ascertained.  A codicil to the testament of “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis” is dated 18 Sep 1369 and names “Anthonium et Iacobum fratres, filios suos[577] m firstly MARGUERITE d’Oron, daughter of GIRARD Seigneur d’Oron & his wife --- (-[12 Jun 1342/21 Mar 1344]).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[578].  Despite the use of the word “relictam” in this charter, it is assumed from other documentation that Marguerite predeceased her husband and not the reverse.  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis[579] m secondly JOHANNETTE, daughter of JEAN Seigneur d’Anniviers & his wife --- (-after 11 Mar 1377).  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “ipsum puerum masculum” as his universal heir if born to “domina Iohanneta uxor sua filiaque…Iohannis domini de Aniuer, nunc pregnans[580].  Jean [II] & his first and second wives had children: 

-        Co-SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE[581]

2.         HELENE d’Aubonne (-before 21 Mar 1344).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[582] m JEAN de Lucinge de Duzillier, son of ---. 

3.         MARGUERITE d’Aubonne (-before 18 May 1350).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m HENRI Tavelli, citizen of Geneva, son of ---. 

4.         ELEONORE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

5.         ALEXIE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

6.         HENRIETTE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

7.         FRANÇOISE d’Aubonne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE (ALAMANDI)

 

 

As noted above, the Alamandi family acquired in the early 14th century the interests of the older branch of the original family of the seigneurs d’Aubonne, which had been sold in 1259 by Guerry co-Seigneur d’Aubonne to Pierre Comte de Savoie: Guerry Seigneur d’Aubonne ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne 23 Aug 1259 to Pierre Comte de Savoie, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[583].  Beatrix de Faucigny’s granddaughter Agnes de Thoire et Villars, Dame d’Aubonne, married Guillaume Alamandi, as shown below.  The seigneurie d’Aubonne was the subject of continual disputes between the holders of the various competing sub-divided interests.  In the late 14th century, the interests of the “Alamandi” seigneurs were consolidated in the hands of the comtes de Gruyère, while the younger branch of the original Aubonne family, descended from Jacques [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, younger brother of co-Seigneur Guerry, continued to hold their share.  The friction between the two groups persisted well into the 15th century. 

 

GUILLAUME Alamandi de Valbonnais, son of GUIGUES Alamandi Seigneur de Valbonnais & his second wife Eléonore de Roussillon (-[27 Apr 1332/4 Aug 1333])Guigon Alamani seigneur de Valbonnais” granted “tous ses biens, sauf ce qu’il avait donné à Odon son autre fils” to “son fils Guillaume, en contemplation de [son] mariage...avec Agnès de Villars” by charter dated 16 Mar 1314[584].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[585].  “Guillerme Allamandi et Agnès du Villar sa femme” issued a charter dated 7 Aug 1322 relating to a property transaction[586]Nobles Pierre Artaud” and others swore homage to “Guillaume Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 30 Oct 1324[587].  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[588].  He died before 4 Aug 1333, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son is named seigneur de Valbonnais. 

m firstly (contract 6 Mar 1314) AGNES de Thoire et Villars, daughter of HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Jordane de Grandson (-after 15 May 1326).  Dame d’Aubonne.  The marriage contract between Guillaume Allemand fils de Guigues seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Agnès de Villard”, the father granting “à son fils la terre de Claix”, is dated 6 Mar 1314[589].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Aug 1370 under which her son’s son-in-law Rodulphus comes Gruerie” sold the succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii[590].  She succeeded her brother Amédée as Dame d’Aubonne[591].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1319 records an agreement between Guilelmum Alamandi et Agnetem de Villariis eius uxorem” and “dominam Bynfa et Iohannem eius filium condominos de Albona” relating to the establishment of a new town at Aubonne[592].  “Guillerme Allamandi et Agnès du Villar sa femme” issued a charter dated 7 Aug 1322 relating to a property transaction[593]

m secondly SIBYLLE de la Palud, daughter of --- (-after 27 Apr 1332).  The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[594].  The following charter suggests that Sibylle may have remarried after the death of her husband: Jean seigneur de Chandieu, procureur de son épouse Sebilia de la Palud dame de Richemont” acknowledged holding a fief from Dauphin Humbert of revenue “dans le mandement de Richemont, à Bublanne” by charter dated 27 Jan 1337[595].  The Palud family has not been researched to check whether this suggestion is correct. 

Guillaume & his first wife had four children: 

1.         HUGUES Alamandi (-after 16 Sep 1364)The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[596].  A charter dated 1322 [presumably misdated] records the settlement between “Guigues Alleman fils de feu Guigues Alleman chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Hugonin fils et héritier de feu Guillaume Alleman chevalier, fils du même Guigues” concerning the succession of “celui-ci [=Guigues] et de sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon mère desd. Guillaume et Guigues[597].  Seigneur de Valbonnais: “Guillaume de Mévouillon chevalier seigneur de Barret-de-Liourre” addressed an inquiry to “...Hugonin Alamandi sr. de Valbonnais...” and others by charter dated 4 Aug 1333[598]Hugonin Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” appointed a proxy, with the consent of “son oncle Amédée Alamandi prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble”, to acquire rights “sur la ville...de Mureils” by charter dated 17 Jan 1334 (O.S.)[599]“Noble Odon Alleman fils de feu Gilet Alleman seigneur de Ste-Jalle” sold “des châteaux et mandements de Ste-Jalle et de Rochebrune” to “Hugonin Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais genologia Alamandorum” by charter dated 2 Jul 1346[600].  A charter dated 17 Mar 1349 records that, “Odon Allemand seigneur de Ste-Jalle et de Rochebrune étant mort sans enfants”, Dauphin Humbert “donne mainlevée des châteaux de Ste-Jalle et Rochebrune” to “son cousin Hugues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 17 Mar 1349[601]His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 5/20 Jul 1354 under which “Hugues Alamandi miles dnus Walbonessii et Albone” recorded that “dnus Humbertus Alamandi miles, dnus Albone, frater noster” while alive had borrowed money from “Margarete filie suo, dno Rodulpho eius marito, filio dni Petri militis comitis de Grueria” and that he now repaid the debt[602]He succeeded his brother as Seigneur d’Aubonne.  He transferred the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, his son-in-law, in 1357[603].  The testament of “domini Hugonis Alamandi, domini Valbonesii” is dated 16 Sep 1364[604]m (contract 23 Mar 1339) SIBILLA de Castelnau, daughter of JASPERT Vicomte de Châteauneuf & his second wife Gausserande de Narbonne ([1318]-).  Chorier names her as mother of Hugues’s daughter Constance (no sources cited)[605].  Hugues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” named “Guillaume Artaud seigneur d’Aix” as proxy to negotiate his marriage with “Sibylle de Châteauneuf” by charter dated 27 Feb 1339[606].  The marriage contract between “Hugues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Sibylle de Châteauneuf fille de feu Jaspert vicomte de Châteauneuf” is dated 23 Mar 1339[607]Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         CONSTANCE Alamandi (-before 1382).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the following document:  by letters dated 23 Feb 1412 “domina Johanne Alamanda, domina de Duygn” quoted the marriage contract dated 26 Oct 1356 between “domini Guillelmi de Balma” and “Constantie filie quondam domini Hugonis Alamandi, domini Valbonesii et Aubone[608].  Chorier records her parentage, two marriages, and the lawsuit brought by Jean de la Baume, her son by her first marriage, against her second husband relating to her succession, settled by an agreement dated 1382 (no sources cited)[609]: a charter dated 6 Jul 1369 records a dispute concerning “la succession d’Hugues Allemand sr de Valbonnais” involving “Constance Allemand dame de Sassenage, Guigues Allemand co-sgr de Corps et Jean de La Baume[610]m firstly (contract 26 Oct 1356) as his second wife, GUILLAUME de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, son of ETIENNE de la Baume dit Galois Seigneur de Montrevel & his wife Alix de Châtillon Dame de Montrevel (-Carignan before 29 Aug 1362).  Seigneur d’Aubonne: Hugues Alamandi transferred the seigneurie d’Aubonne to Guillaume de la Baume Seigneur de l’Abergement, his son-in-law, in 1357[611]m secondly (before 6 Jul 1369) as his first wife, FRANÇOIS Bérenger de Sassenage Seigneur de Sassenage et de Vinay, son of HENRI Bérenger Seigneur de Sassenage et de Pont-en-Royans & his wife Huguette de la Tour (-after 1397). 

2.         BEATRIX AlamandiThe testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud[612].  The marriage contract between “Amblard seigneur de Beaumont, en Graisivaudan, professeur de droit civil” and “Béatrix Allemande fille de feu Guillaume Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais”, recording dowry from “son frère Hugonin Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais...de ses oncles Amédée Alamandi prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble et Odon Alamandi de l’ordre de St-Antoine” in return for transferring her rights of succession “de son père et de sa mère Agnès de Villars”, is dated 7 Jan 1336, a second contract dated 19 May 1336 following a similar format but adding “Artaud Alamandi prieur de Nantua...oncles de la future” among those present[613]m (contracts 7 Jan 1336 & 19 May 1336) AMBLARD Seigneur de Beaumont, son of ---. 

3.         JEANNE AlamandiThe testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud[614]

4.         HUMBERT Alamandi (-after 22 Mar 1352)The testament of Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “sa [premièr] femme Agnès de Villars, de leur fils Hugues, de sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon, de ses filles Béatrix et Jeanne, de sa seconde femme Sibylle de la Palud”, and appointed “des curateurs à son fils Humbert[615].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Aug 1370 under which his son-in-law Rodulphus comes Gruerie” sold the succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii[616]Seigneur d’Aubonne.  The testament of “Humbert Allemand seigneur d’Aubonne”, dated 22 Mar 1352 or 11 Apr 1353, bequeathed property to “son oncle Artaud prieur de Rommond[617]m AGNES de Joinville, daughter of GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Jeanne de Savoie (-after 2 May 1349).  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGUERITE Alamandi (-after 24 Oct 1360).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 5/20 Jul 1354 under which “Hugues Alamandi miles dnus Walbonessii et Albone” recorded that “dnus Humbertus Alamandi miles, dnus Albone, frater noster” while alive had borrowed money from “Margarete filie suo, dno Rodulpho eius marito, filio dni Petri militis comitis de Grueria” and that he now repaid the debt[618].  The testament of “Margareta filia quondam Humberti dni de Albona, consors…dni Rodulphi de Grueris militis” is dated 7 Aug 1360, chooses her burial “in ecclesia Carthusiensium Partis Dei”, appoints “dnum Rodulphum maritum et dnum meum…Rodulphum filium meum…et Mariam filiam meam” as her heirs, and in default “Eilinode et Iohannete sororibus meis[619]m (after 2 May 1349) as his first wife, RODOLPHE [IV] de Gruyère, son of PIERRE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Marguerite de Corbières (-[6 Mar/26 Jun] 1403).  He succeeded his uncle in [1370] as Comte de Gruyère. 

b)         ELINODE Alamandi (-after 1379).  Letters dated 24 Apr 1365 record the division of “villarum, castrorum...Aubone et Copeti” in three parts between “una Johannete filie dicti domini Hugonis [error for Humberti], sponse tunc future domini Ottonis de Grandissoni...aliqua tercia pars Helenode, uxori Francisci de Pontevitreo...et reliqua tercia pars Rodulpho de Grueria, nato ex domina Margarita, sororem dictarum Johanete et Helenode[620]m firstly FRANÇOIS de Pontverre, son of AIMON de Pontverre Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife --- (-after 24 Apr 1365).  m secondly ARCHIMAND de Grolée chevalier, son of ---. 

c)         JEANNE Alamandi (-after 2 Oct 1404).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by letters dated 24 Apr 1365 which record the division of “villarum, castrorum...Aubone et Copeti” in three parts between “una Johannete filie dicti domini Hugonis [error for Humberti], sponse tunc future domini Ottonis de Grandissoni...aliqua tercia pars Helenode, uxori Francisci de Pontevitreo...et reliqua tercia pars Rodulpho de Grueria, nato ex domina Margarita, sororem dictarum Johanete et Helenode[621].  A document dated 2 Oct 1404 records the receipt given by “dominam Johannam, relictam domini Octonis de Grandissone” for “castris Aubone et Copeti...pro dotalicio suo...[622]m (after 24 Apr 1365) OTHON de Grandson, son of GUILLAUME de Grandson Seigneur de Sainte-Croix & his wife Jeanne de Vienne (-Bourg 7 Aug 1397)

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BLONAY, SEIGNEURS d’ORON, SEIGNEURS de VEVEY

 

 

Blonay is located about 2 kilometres east of Vevey and 5 kilometres north-west of Montreux in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud.  No attempt has been made to reconcile the following reconstruction with Europäische Stammtafeln[623], which in some details appear inconsistent with the sources which are cited below. 

 

1.         OTHON (-[1068/80?]).  Avoué de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  He is named in his wife’s 19 Jul 1068 charter cited below.  If his son Amédée is correctly identified below, Charrière suggests that Othon was the son of “Aymerard II seigneur de Faucigny[624], citing the 1 Feb 1083 (O.S.?) charter under which Guy [de Faucigny] Bishop of Geneva donated Contamines church to Cluny, for the souls of “avi nostri bonæ memoriæ Aimeradi...atque...Ottonis...avunculorum nostrorum[625] (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS), and suggesting that “la charge éminente d’avoué d’un monastère aussi important que celui de St-Maurice saurait seulement avoir été remplie par un seigneur appartenant à quelque grande et puissante maison de la contrée, telle que l’était celle de Faucigny”.  No other “Othon” has yet been identified at the time in another prominent local seigneurial family.  Othon presumably died before 1080 when Amédée claimed the avouerie of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  m ELDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 19 Jul 1068).  “Burchard abbé de Saint-Maurice et Anselme prévôt de cette église” granted “villam d’Attalens” to “Eldegarde femme [d’Othon avoué de Saint-Maurice] et à Vaucher leur fils” by charter dated 19 Jul 1068[626].  Maybe she was Eldegarde, daughter of ---, related to the wife of Lambert de Grandson.  This possible family origin is suggested by the following argument.  Eldegarde’s connection with the Grandson family is indicated by the [1090] charter quoted below in which her son Amédée [I] is named “nepos” of Lambert de Grandson Bishop of Lausanne.  Charrière calls Bishop Lambert “oncle (maternel)” of Amédée, presumably interpreting “nepos” in its strict sense of nephew[627].  If he is correct, Amédée’s mother would have been the bishop’s sister.  However, the chronology is unfavorable, Amédée’s birth being estimated to [1050?] and the bishop’s father’s to [before 1045?] (both very approximate dates).  Moreover, it seems more usual for rights in property (the serf in the [1090] charter) to be held jointly by collaterals, inherited from a common ancestor, than by four brothers with a sister (represented by her surviving son).  “Nepos” in the [1090] charter probably therefore indicated a more distant family relationship than nephew.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the relationship was on the maternal side of the Grandson family, in which case the four brothers and Amédée were descended from two sisters who shared the inheritance of their father.  Othon & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [I] ([before 1050?]-after 19 Jul 1068).  Burchard abbé de Saint-Maurice et Anselme prévôt de cette église” granted “villam d’Attalens” to “Eldegarde femme [d’Othon avoué de Saint-Maurice] et à Vaucher leur fils]” by charter dated 19 Jul 1068[628]The joint grant to Gauthier suggests that he was adult at the time.  Charrière suggests that Gauthier was ancestor of “la maison d’Oron”[629]

b)         AMEDEE [I] [de Blonay] ([1050?]-[1090/95]).  Charrière identifies Amédée as Amedeus qui advocatio ecclesiæ Agaunensis [Saint-Maurice d’Agaune] vindicavit sibi” named in 1080[630].  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son Gaucher (see below).  Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][631].  His absence from the 1095 charter quoted below suggests that Amédée was deceased at the time, but had probably died only recently to explain why he was named in the document as Gauthier’s father.  m ---.  The name of Amédée’s wife is not known.  Amédée [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          GAUCHER [II] de Blonay ([before 1075?]-[1095/2 May 1108]).  Seigneur de Vevey et de Corsier: the cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Lambertus…filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” Bishop of Lausanne granted “Viueis et curiam de Corsie” [Vevey and Corsier] to “Walchero nepoti suo[632].  Presumably this grant was made after the death of Gauthier’s father, so before 1095.  The grant of property suggests that Gaucher was of age at the time.  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” to Romainmôtier and the subsequent confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[633].  Gauthier presumably died before 2 May 1108, the date of the charter of his supposed brother Amédée [II]. 

ii)         [AMEDEE [II] de Blonay (-after 2 May 1108).  The chronology suggests that Amédée [II] was the brother of Gauthier [II] rather than his son.  Arluinus prior…sanctæ Mariæ de Abundantia” donated his church to Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, with the consent of “domino Guidone de Festerna ipsius ecclesiæ advocato...Amedei filii Uberti comitis, et tutoris eius Aymonis Gebennensis comitis”, by charter dated 2 May 1108, witnessed by “Amedeus de Bloniaco...[634].] 

 

 

The family chronology is not clear enough to decide whether Amédée [III] was the same person as Amédée [II] or was his son. 

1.         AMEDEE [III] de Blonay (-before [14?] Jul 1147).  “Amédée de Blonay...avec son fils Vaucher II” donated property on the foundation of Hautcrèt by charter dated 1134[635].  Amédée de Blonay...avoué de l’église de St-Maurice” confirmed the donation of “une partie du bois d’Oron” to Hautcrèt by Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 1137[636].  Vmbertus de Preingins” requested “Agaunensis ecclesiam supplex...et canonicos eiusdem ecclesie” to grant property “in Lustricao et in villa...Erans” [Lutry and Aran], previously held by “antecessores uxoris sue per prestariam”, to him “et uxori sue...Berthe et...ex filiis suis...Guillelmo”, which was accepted by “prior...Hugo...et canonici et Amedeus de Blonay advocatus”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1142[637].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[638].  Amédée presumably died before [14?] Jul 1147, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Amédée’s wife is not known.  Amédée [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCHER [III] de Blonay (-12 Sep [1175/84]).  Amédée de Blonay...avec son fils Vaucher II” donated property on the foundation of Hautcrèt by charter dated 1134[639].  Amédée de Blonay...avoué de l’église de St-Maurice” confirmed the donation of “une partie du bois d’Oron” to Hautcrèt by Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 1137[640].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[641].  “Domnus Valcherius de Blonai” freed a family, with the support of “uxore sua et domno Wilelmo fratre suo et...comite Umberto Lanceborgense [Lenzburg] et...Carbone de Corsial [Corseaux] et uxore sua et filiis suis...Ulrico, Widone clerico, Wilelmo, Buosmundo, Anselmo et Johanne sacerdote fratri domni Carbonis, Pagano de Salvium et...uxore Uldrici fratris domni Carbonis et filii eius“, by charter dated “II Id Kal” [14?] Jul 1147[642].  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[643].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Galcerus...de Blonai sue coniugis atque Guillelmi sui fratris” donating “decimam...vinearum...in Dasiloi”, by charter dated 1154[644].  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[645].  He presumably died before 1184, the date of his sons’ charter.  m (before Jul 1147) BURCHANE, daughter of --- (-after 1 May 1168).  She is referred to but not named in her father-in-law’s 1147 charter and in her husband’s [14?] Jul 1147 and 1154 charters.  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[646].  Gaucher [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          PIERRE de Blonay (-after [1194]).  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[647].  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[648].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184, witnessed by “...Willelmus de Blonay decanus patruus eorum...[649]Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that domini Huonis de Grancon” donated “locum...Lancea infra fines Concise” to Fontaine-André abbey, with the support of “Petro filio Gualcheri de Blonay”, by charter dated to [1194][650]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GAUCHER [IV] de Blonay (-after 1221).  Gingins-La-Sarraz records his parentage, noting that he left on crusade and died “en Palestine sans postérité connue” (no sources cited)[651]Seigneur de Blonay.  The Chronicle of the bishops of Lausanne records, under bishop Willermus filius domini P. de Escublens” (elected Apr 1221), that “Galchero domino de Blonai” mortgaged “portionem...aput Viueis...quartam partem” [Vevey] to the bishop[652]

ii)         GUILLAUME de Blonay (-[1209]).  [“Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[653].]  “Petrus de Blonay et Willelmus frater eius” confirmed the donation of “la dîme des vignes...aux Faverges sur St Saphorin” to Hauterive, in the presence of “Gauterii patris sui”, by charter dated 1175[654].  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184[655].  Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Guillaume de Blonay died “vers l’an 1209” (no source cited)[656]m BELON [de Saint-Paul], daughter of --- (-after 1226).  Gingins-La-Sarraz records that Guillaume de Blonay married “Belon sœur d’Aymon miles de St. Paul” (no source cited)[657]Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[658]Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

(1)       HENRI de Blonay .  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay, noting that Henri died childless (no source cited)[659].  Seigneur de Montigny. 

(2)       AIMON de Blonay (-[1267/76]).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited), noting that Aymon built the castle of Saint-Paul-sur-Evian in 1216, with permission from Aimon Seigneur de Faucigny[660]Seigneur de Blonay

-        see below

(3)       JEAN de Blonay (-after 1226).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited)[661]“Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[662]

(4)       GUILLAUME de Blonay .  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited)[663]

b)         GUILLAUME de Blonay (-after 1184).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Amedeus de Blenai” donating “decimam vinearum...in Dasiloi” with the consent of “filiis suis Galcerio et Guillelmo...uxore Galcerii”, by charter dated 1147[664].  “Domnus Valcherius de Blonai” freed a family, with the support of “uxore sua et domno Wilelmo fratre suo...“, by charter dated “II Id Kal” [14?] Jul 1147[665].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Galcerus...de Blonai sue coniugis atque Guillelmi sui fratris” donating “decimam...vinearum...in Dasiloi”, by charter dated 1154[666].  “Valcherius de Blonay” donated harvest from “Chebres” to Le Lac-du-Joux abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Burchana et filiis meis Petro et Guilliermo [words missing?] fratre meo”, by charter dated 1 May 1168[667].  Deacon.  Roger Bishop of Lausanne confirmed that “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” reconfirmed the donation of “decimis de Daseley”, donated by “Amedeus avus eorum et Galcherus pater eorum”, to Théla by charter dated 1184, witnessed by “...Willelmus de Blonay decanus patruus eorum...[668]

 

 

AIMON de Blonay, son of GUILLAUME de Blonay & his wife Belon --- (-[1267/76]).  Gingins-La-Sarraz names “Jean et Willelme, qui furent de l’église, Henry seigneur de Montigny, et Aimon” as the four sons of Guillaume de Blonay (no source cited), noting that Aymon built the castle of Saint-Paul-sur-Evian in 1216, with permission from Aimon Seigneur de Faucigny[669]Seigneur de Blonay.  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[670].  A charter dated 1231 (vidimus dated Jun 1259) records that “Rudolfus juvenis comes de Grueria”, being unable to grant “advocatiam de Viueis“ to “Aymoni domino de Blonay”, granted him property “in valle de Lustrie...[671].  “Rodulfus iuvenis comes de Grueria” mortgaged the avouerie of Vevey to “Aymoni domino de Blonay”, with the consent of “uxor Columba predicti comitis Rodulfi et Petrus filius eiusdem”, by charter dated 1231[672].  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[673].  Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère sold “avoeriam de Viveis” (which he had bought from “domino R(odolpho) de Rota” who held it from Guillaume Comte de Genève) to “Ay(mo)...dominus de Blonay“ by charter dated Mar 1245 (O.S.?)[674].  Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère sold “avoeriam de Viveis” to Pierre Comte de Savoie by 30 Apr/1 May 1257 charter and by May 1257 charter promised “dominus de Blonay” to give him “quantum supra plus valebit” on behalf of Comte Pierre “Ay(mo)...dominus de Blonay[675].  “Aymo dominus de Blonay” ceded his rights “in mercato Sancti Pauli et in castro de Fonz” to Pierre Comte de Savoie, in return for “advocatiam de Viveys“, by charter dated 29 Mar 1267[676], confirmed 18 Aug 1267 by Jean Bishop of Lausanne[677].  Aimon presumably died before [1276], the date of his son’s charter cited below. 

m (before 1226) BEATRIX de Gruyère, daughter of RODOLPHE [II] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Gertrude --- (-after Jun 1255).  “Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by “Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo”, by charter dated 1226[678].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter which names “Rodulphus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor Aymonis de Blonay[679].  “Aymo dominus de Blonay” confirmed donations to the abbey of Hautcrèt, with the consent of “Beatricis uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated Jun 1255[680]

Aimon & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN de Blonay ([1225/35?]-after 10 Aug 1291).  His birth date range is suggested by the possible marriage date of his parents.  Seigneur de Blonay.  “Jean, fils d’Aymon, seigneur de Blonay” requested Pierre Comte de Savoie to oblige “Pierre d’Oron” to swear homage for Vevey by charter dated to [1276][681].  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[682].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannes condominus de Blonay, Petrus condominus de Blonay...” as supporters of Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[683]

2.         PIERRE [Perrod] de Blonay (-before 1323).  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[684].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannes condominus de Blonay, Petrus condominus de Blonay...” as supporters of Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[685].  He died presumably before 1323, the date of the charter of his son Jean cited below.  m JORDANETTE de Mont, daughter of [JEAN [I] Seigneur de Mont & his wife ---] (-after Jan 1325).  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[686], Charrière commenting that “nous présumons que...Jordanette était...une fille de Jean (I) sire de Monts”.  Pierre & his wife had four children: 

a)         JEAN de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  Jean de Blonay “damoiseau” acknowledged owing the chapter of Lausanne half the legacy bequeathed by “Aymon de Blonay son oncle” in his 1297 testament, by charter dated 1323[687].  Seigneur de Joux, de iure uxoris, Seigneur de Saint-Paul.  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[688].  Jean de Blonay “chevalier seigneur de Joux” swore allegiance to “Jean de Chalon-Arlay II” for “son châtel de Joux” by charter dated 1336[689].  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, ceded “la jouissance du château de Joux à son mari, en considération des dépenses qu’il avoit fait pour le recouvrer” and named “son époux...” as one of her executors[690].  No primary source has been found which indicates the circumstances in which Joux was lost to the family and later recovered: Estavayer speculates about possible explanations[691].  “Aymo filius quondam...Perrodi de Blonay condomini Viviaci” sold his part of the town of Vevey, including the part of Bottonens “provenant de totue apparence de la dot de sa femme Marguerite fille de Rodolfe d’Oron seigneur d’Attalens...appartenant pour lors à Jean de Blonay sire du château de Joux”, to Jean Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 31 Oct 1342[692].  Jean was named as present in the 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.) testament of his son Hugues, cited below.  No source has been found which indicates Jean’s date of death.  m JACQUETTE de Joux, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Joux & his wife Marguerite de Dampierre-sur-Salon (-after 18 Dec 1340, bur Montbenoît).  The testament of Jean Seigneur de Joux, dated late-Aug 1303, published Sep 1304, named “Jacquette sa fille” as his heir in case he had no other children[693].  The testament of her brother Henri Seigneur de Joux (born after his father’s death), dated Apr 1326, named “Jacquette sa sœur” as his heir[694].  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, chose burial at Montbenoît abbey, requested the finalisation of the marriage of “Hugues de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Joux son fils et la fille de Pierre seigneur de Gransson chevalier”, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...Agnès sa tante religieuse cordelière à Besançon...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille”, ceded “la jouissance du château de Joux à son mari, en considération des dépenses qu’il avoit fait pour le recouvrer”, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs, and “son époux et Rodolphe de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Saint-Paul son beau-frère” as executors[695].  Jean & his wife had [seven] children:

i)          HUGUES de Blonay (-[30 Jan 1349/1353], bur Montbenoît)The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, requested the finalisation of the marriage of “Hugues de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Joux son fils et la fille de Pierre seigneur de Gransson chevalier” and named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[696]Seigneur de Joux.  “Hugues de Blonay chevalier Sire de Joubs” swore allegiance to “Jean de Châlon Seigneur d’Arlay” for “mon châtel de Joux, le borg...les montagnes de Mirval, la ville de Bouvenens...les montagnes de Galopin et…la Chal d’Ellie” by charter dated end-Oct 1343[697]Hugues de Blonay swore allegiance to Eudes IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 29 Jun 1347[698].  Othon Seigneur de Grandson arbitrated the dispute between Louis Comte de Neuchâtel and Hugues de Blonay Seigneu de Joux relating to the properties of Montbenoît abbey by charter dated early Dec 1348[699].  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), chose burial at Montbenoît with his mother, named “Jeanne sa fille unique” as his heir, substituting successively his brothers (noting that Jean had not yet received holy orders) and “le fils aîné de son oncle Rodolphe de Blonay seigneur de St-Paul”, and provided for the dower of his wife Marguerite, with the consent and in the presence of “Jean de Blonay son père[700]m (after 18 Dec 1340) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Grandson, daughter of PIERRE [II] de Grandson Seigneur de Belmont & his [second] wife Blanche de Savoie-Vaud (-[10 Aug 1379/1381]).  Estavayer provides details about her first marriage, which is provided for in the testament of her first husband’s mother dated 18 Dec 1340[701]She married secondly (after 12 Jan 1354) Pierre Seigneur de Billens Vidomne de Romont Seigneur de Palésieux.  The contract for her second marriage is dated 1354[702].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[703].  She married thirdly ([1363/65]) as his second wife, Rodolphe [IV] Comte de Gruyère.  “Rodulphus comes et dnus Gruerie, Margareta de Grandisono eius consors, Iohannes de Grueria et Petrus de Grueria, prior prioratus Rubeimontis…fratres dicti dni Rodulphi comitis, filiique quondam bone memorie dni Petri comitis et dni Gruerie” promised not to compromise the interests of “patruus noster dnus Johannes comes Gruerie dnus de Montsalvens” by charter dated 11 Jun 1367[704].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 14 Mar 1363 under which Amédée VI Comte de Savoie enfeoffed “dne Margarite filie quondam nobilis…viri Petri de Grandissono, dni Bellimontis” with the castle of Palésieux[705]The testament of Marguerite de Grandson, veuve de Pierre de Billens, épouse de Rodolphe comte de Gruyères”, dated 22 Apr 1377, requested burial “dans l’église de Saint-François de Grandson en la sépulture de ses parents”, named “sa fille Jeanne, issue de son mariage avec Hugues de Blonay sire de Joux, mariée à Vauthier de Vienne sire de Mirebel” as her heir “de ses biens au diocèse de Besançon”, and named “Guillaume de Grandson son frère et Hugues de Grandson son neveu[706].  Marguerite, wife of Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère, founded anniversaries for her second husband and “Jean et Pierre de Billens leur fils décédés”, recalling the testament she had made in favour of “François de Gruyère et Jeanne de Joux ses enfants”, by charter dated 1377[707].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

(1)       JEANNE de Blonay ([1341/47]-before 4 May 1412).  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), named “Jeanne sa fille unique” as his heir[708].  Dame de Joux.  The testament of [her mother] Marguerite de Grandson, veuve de Pierre de Billens, épouse de Rodolphe comte de Gruyères”, dated 22 Apr 1377, named “sa fille Jeanne, issue de son mariage avec Hugues de Blonay sire de Joux, mariée à Vauthier de Vienne sire de Mirebel” as her heir “de ses biens au diocèse de Besançon[709]The testament of Gauthier de Vienne”, dated “Feb 1399 (O.S.)” [date should be 1390?], granted “Jeanne de Joux son épouse” the usufruct of his assets during the minority of his nephew[710]Janne de Blonay vesve de feu...Vaulthier de Vienne jadis seigneur de Mirebel...jadis dame de Joux” sold “les chasteaux, terres et appartenances de Joulx prs de Pontarlier au diocese de Besançon” to “Guillaume de Vienne seigneur de Sainct George et de Saincte Croix” by charter dated 2 Apr 1399 (O.S.)[711]Estavayer cites a 4 May 1412 charter in which Jean Duke of Burgundy records that “feu Ode jaidis duc de Bourgongne [Eudes IV], mist en main et gaige les tailles de la ville de Grozon, aux prédécesseurs de feu la dame de Joux dernièrement trespassée [presumably Jeanne]” during ”certaines guerres qui furent alors en Bourgongne” and that “par le trespas de ladite dame” they belong to “son...conseiller et chambellan le sire de St-George et de Ste-Croix” [presumably Guillaume de Vienne Seigneur de Saint-Georges et de Sainte-Croix, who died 1427 (linking with the 2 Apr 1399 (O.S.) charter quoted above), grandfather of the wife of Rudolf IV Markgraf von Hachberg, Comte de Neuchâtel, whose son inherited Joux, see the documents BURGUNDY DUCHY-BEAUNE & CHALON and BADEN][712]m (before 1366) as his second wife, GAUTHIER de Vienne Seigneur de Mirebel, son of HENRI de Vienne Seigneur de Mirebel & his first wife Marguerite de Bauffremont (-[Feb 1390/1393], bur Baume). 

ii)         [PIERRE de Blonay (-after 1349, maybe after 1395).  Estavayer names “Perrot ou Perron de Blonet, damoiseau, 1340, 1349; chevalier, 1395 (?)” (no sources cited) as second son of Jean and his wife[713].  Pierre is not named in Abbé Guillaume’s summary of his supposed mother’s 18 Dec 1340 testament, but Estavayer’s reference to “1340” suggests that he consulted the original document (he cites “Archives de la maison de Blonay”, as well as Abbé Guillaume, as his source).] 

iii)        RODOLPHE [Rolet] de Blonay (-[after 1361, maybe after 1383]).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[714].  Estavayer suggests that was “probablement le même qu’on trouve nommé comme abbé de Hauterive en 1358” and in a charter dated 1361 which settles a dispute between Hautcrèt and Amédée de Billens Seigneur de Palézieux[715].  Estavayer also highlights the references to “Rodolphe de Blonay” as abbé de Bonmont in 1349 and as abbé de Montheron in 1383[716]

iv)        HENRI de Blonay (-after 1355).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[717].  Estavayer names him “sire de Rahon en 1355” (no source cited)[718]

v)         JEAN de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “Hugues, Rolet, Henry et Jean de Blonay ses fils” as her heirs[719].  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), records that his brother Jean had not yet received holy orders[720]

vi)        AGNES de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille[721]

vii)      GUILLELME de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “...Agnelette sa fille...Guillemette sa seconde fille[722]

Jean had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress: 

viii)       JEAN bâtard de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...[723]

ix)        ALIX bâtarde de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  The testament of Jacquette de Joux, dated 18 Dec 1340, bequeathed property to “Juenet de Blonay fils naturel de son mari...Alix sœur dud. Juenet...[724]

b)         AIMON de Blonay (-after 31 Oct 1342).  “Jordanette de Mont veuve de Perrod de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey et leur fils Jean et Aymon” sold annual harvest to Hautcrèt by charter dated late-Jan 1325[725].  “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[726].  “Aymo filius quondam...Perrodi de Blonay condomini Viviaci” sold his part of the town of Vevey, including the part of Bottonens “provenant de totue apparence de la dot de sa femme Marguerite fille de Rodolfe d’Oron seigneur d’Attalens...appartenant pour lors à Jean de Blonay sire du château de Joux”, to Jean Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 31 Oct 1342[727]m as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Oron, daughter of RODOLPHE d’Oron Seigneur d’Attalens & his wife --- (-[1363/68]).  “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[728].  She married secondly Gérard de Châtillon.  She married thirdly Jean Comte de Gruyère

c)         RODOLPHE de Blonay (-after 18 Dec 1340).  Seigneur de Saint-Paul.  The testament of Jacquette, dated 18 Dec 1340, named “son époux et Rodolphe de Blonay chevalier seigneur de Saint-Paul son beau-frère” as her executors[729]m ---.  The name of Rodolphe’s wife is not known.  Rodolphe & his wife had two or more children: 

i)          --- de Blonay (-after 30 Jan 1349).  The testament of Hugues de Blonay, dated 30 Jan 1348 (O.S.), named as substitute heir “le fils aîné de son oncle Rodolphe de Blonay seigneur de St-Paul”[730]

d)         ALIX de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra says that “il paraît qu’Alix de Blonay, sœur de Jean sire de St. Paul et de Joux” brought part of “l’avouerie de Vevey” to her husband “Girard d’Oron” as dowry, which passed to “son gendre François de La Sarra[731]m GERARD d’Oron co-Seigneur de Vevey, son of PIERRE d’Oron co-Seigneur de Vevey & his wife [--- de Grandson] ([1270?]-after Apr 1334). 

3.         AIMON de Blonay (-1297 or after).  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[732].  Jean de Blonay “damoiseau” acknowledged owing the chapter of Lausanne half the legacy bequeathed by “Aymon de Blonay son oncle” in his 1297 testament, by charter dated 1323[733].  

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Jean de Blonay has not been identified.  The chronology does not appear ideal for him to have been Jean de Blonay ([1225/35?]-after 10 Aug 1291), son of Aimon, who is named above.  If Jean was descended from Aimon, an intervening generation seems likely. 

1.         JEAN de Blonay (-before 6 Nov 1330).  He is named as deceased in the 6 Nov 1330 testament of his widow.  No primary source has been found which names Jean in his own capacity.  m MARGUERITE de Neuchâtel, daughter of [RODOLPHE [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his second wife Sibylle de Montbéliard] (-after 6 Nov 1330, bur Neuchâtel).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, chose burial in the church of Neuchâtel, and bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei[734].  There is no direct evidence in the document of the parentage of Marguerite, although from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was a daughter of Rodolphe [IV] Seigneur de Neuchâtel.  She is unlikely to have been the daughter of Amédée Seigneur de Neuchâtel, who is recorded elsewhere with a daughter named Marguerite who was an abbess.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Blonay .  He is named as father of Catherine as noted below.  The wording of the document suggests that he was still alive at the time.  No primary source has been found which names Jean in his own capacity.  m ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          CATHERINE de Blonay .  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[735]

b)         MARGUERITE de Blonay (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[736]

c)         AGNES de Blonay (-after 6 Nov 1330).  The testament of “Marguereta de Novo Castro uxor quondam Johannis de Blognay”, dated 6 Nov 1330, bequeathed property to “Marguerete et Agnelete filiabus meis...Katherine filie Johannis filii mei”[737]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Jean de Blonay has not been identified. 

1.         JEAN de Blonay (-1413).  Seigneur d’Attalens (under the 12 Oct 1375 testament cited below).  Amédée VI Comte de Savoie and “Jean de Blonay damoiseau coseigneur de Vevey” agreed an exchange by charter dated 30 May 1376, ratified 11 Aug 1376, under which Jean ceded his jurisdiction in Vevey and Blonay, and the avouerie in Vevey, in return for retaining certain rights and properties, in particular his part “du péage de Vevey...soit de celui de Catherine d’Oron sa femme”, as well as various stipulations concerning Attalens[738].  Gingins la-Sarra records his death in 1413 (no source cited)[739]m CATHERINE d’Oron, daughter of AIMON d’Oron Seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens & his wife Philiberte [Philippine] de Chevron (-after Oct 1394).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[740].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” and the third husband of her sister Marguerite[741].  Jean & his wife had four children: 

a)         LOUISE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[742]m R[ODOLPHE] de Blonay Seigneur de Saint-Paul, son of ---. 

b)         MERMETTE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[743]m AMEDEE Champion Seigneur de Vaurus, son of ---. 

c)         CATHERINE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[744]m ANTOINE de Belletruches, son of ---. 

d)         MARGUERITE de Blonay .  Gingins la-Sarra records her parentage and marriage[745]m JEAN de Duyn co-Seigneur de Bex, son of ---. 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm how the following family group was related to the earlier Blonay family have not been identified. 

1.         JEANSeigneur de Blonay.  He is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of his daughter.  m ---.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

a)         GEORGES de Blonay .  He is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of his sister. 

b)         PERRONETTE de Blonay (-after 5 Apr 1455, bur [Broch]).  The testament of “Perroneta de Blonay filia...militis dni Iohannis dni de Blonay, exorque...Iohannis de Grueria dni de Montsalvens filii…dni pie memorie dni Anthonii dni et comitis Gruerie militis”, dated 5 Apr 1455, chose burial “in capella Sti Nycollai in ecclesia de Broch” in the tomb of “dominorum de Montsalvens” in which “duo meorum liberorum” were buried, appointed as her heirs “liberos meos”, with “Iohannem de Grueria oniugem meum...Georgium de Blonay fratrem meum paternum” as successive substitutes, bequeathed property to “nobili Mathee de Blonay sorori mee paterne”, sealed by “Franciscus comes et dnus Gruerie”[746]

c)         MATHEE de Blonay .  She is named in the 5 Apr 1455 testament of her sister.  Charrière records her marriage contract and her husband’s parentage[747]m (contract 17 Apr 1459) CLAUDE de La-Sarra Seigneur de Bossonens, son of ANSELME de La-Sarra & his [first wife Louise de Blonay/second wife Etiennette d’Arbonnier]. 

 

 

Oron is located about 10 kilometres due north of Vevey in the present-day Swiss county of Vaud.  The Blonay family shared the seigneurie de Vevey with the seigneurs d’Oron from the early 13th century.  As noted above, Charrière suggests that Gauthier, named in 1068 and supposed younger brother of Amédée [I] [de Blonay], was ancestor of “la maison d’Oron”[748], based on the two brothers being ancestors of the co-seigneurs de Vevey.  However, this does not adequately explain the apparent absence of sources linking the Oron family to Vevey before [1236], as noted below.  The reconstruction of this family in Europäische Stammtafeln includes many more details[749], which have not been verified by primary sources. 

 

1.         RODOLPHE de Oron (-before May 1257).  Seigneur d’Oron.  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[750]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” and noting that “Iohannes filius meus canonicus Lausann. erat Parisius” and that he would consent on his return, by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[751].  He is named as deceased in the [after 1 May] 1257 charter cited below.  m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after May 1257).  Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[752]Rodolphe Comte de Gruyère notified “relictæ Rodulphi domini de Orons” that he had sold “advocatiam de Viveys” to Pierre Comte de Savoie by charter dated [after 1 May] 1257[753].  Rodolphe & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GUILLAUME d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[754]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[755]

b)         JEAN d’Oron .  Canon at Lausanne.  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[756]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” and noting that “Iohannes filius meus canonicus Lausann. erat Parisius” and that he would consent on his return, by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[757]

c)         RODOLPHE d’Oron (-before Jul 1282).  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[758]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[759]Seigneur d’Oron.  He is named as deceased in the Jul 1282 charter cited below under his son.  m (before 1268?) ANTONIE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1282).  She is named as mother of Pierre in the Jul 1282 charter cited below.  Her marriage date is suggested as the same document specifies that Pierre was a minor at the time (Williams records 14 as the age of majority in the diocese of Lausanne at that time[760]).  Rodolphe & his wife had four children: 

i)          GERARD d’Oron ([1268/70?]-).  “Petrus…Sedunensis episcopus tutor liberorum quondam Rodulphi domini de Orons et…Anthonia relicta dicti Rodulphi et Girardus quondam filius eiusdem Rodulphi” sold rights “in villa et territorio de Concisa et nemus de Seythyz...” to “Octoni domino Grandissoni”, with the consent of “Jaquete Willelmete et Amfeisie filiarum quondam dicti Rodulphi”, “dictus Gerardus...scientia minoris etatis” specifically selling the property with the consent of “predicti domini episcopi tutoris mei et predicta Anthonie matris mee”, by charter dated Jul 1282[761].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he had nearly reached the age of majority in this document, to justify the specific clause in which he authorised the sale. 

ii)         JACQUETTE d’Oron (-after Jul 1282).  She is named in the Jul 1282 charter cited above under her brother. 

iii)        GUILLELMETTE d’Oron (-after Jul 1282).  She is named in the Jul 1282 charter cited above under her brother. 

iv)        AMFISIE d’Oron (-after Jul 1282).  She is named in the Jul 1282 charter cited above under her brother. 

d)         AMEDEE d’Oron .  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[762]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[763]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Amédée’s wife has not been identified.  Amédée & his wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE d’Oron (-[1356/16 Aug 1359]).  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[764]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Rodolphe’s wife has not been identified.  Rodolphe & his wife had two children: 

(1)       FRANÇOIS d’Oron (-1388).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m MARIE de Gruyère, daughter of RODOLPHE [IV] Comte de Gruyère & his first wife Marguerite Alamandi (-before 1383).  “Margareta filia quondam Humberti dni de Albona, consors…dni Rodulphi de Grueris militis” is dated 7 Aug 1360, chose burial “in ecclesia Carthusiensium Partis Dei”, appoints “dnum Rodulphum maritum et dnum meum…Rodulphum filium meum…et Mariam filiam meam” as her heirs, and in default “Eilinode et Iohannete sororibus meis[765].  “Rodulphus comes Gruerie, Rodulphus et Maria eius liberi et quondam Margarete eiusdem dni Rodulphi consortis filieque dni Humberti Alamandi militis dni de Albona et de Coppeto, maiores quatuordecim annos” sold their succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from “dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii, avi nostrorum dictorum Rodulphi et Marie”, to “dno Guillelmo de Grandissono militia dno Sancte Crucis et Albone” by charter dated 20 Aug 1370[766].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified. 

(2)       MARGUERITE d’Oron (-[1363/68])Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Aymon de Blonay au nom de Marguerite d’Oron sa femme” swore allegiance to the bishop of Lausanne for half “du bourg de Bottonens” by charter dated 1341[767]The primary source which confirms her second and third marriages has not been identified.  Dame de Blonay.  m firstly AIMON de Blonay, son of PIERRE co-Seigneur de Blonay & his wife Jordanette de Mont (-after 31 Oct 1342).  m secondly GERARD de Châtillon, son of ---.  m thirdly (1363 or before) as his third wife, JEAN Comte de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE de Gruyère & his wife Contesson --- (-16 Jan or 12 Feb [1369/71]).

ii)         GERARD d’Oron .  Deacon of Valerie.  Gingins la-Sarra notes that Gérard was “fils d’Amédée d’Orons seigneur d’Attalens et de Bossonens[768].  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[769]

e)         PIERRE d’Oron (-after Jul 1282).  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[770]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[771].  Bishop of Sion[772].  “Petrus…Sedunensis episcopus tutor liberorum quondam Rodulphi domini de Orons...” sold rights to “Octoni domino Grandissoni” by charter dated Jul 1282[773]

f)          GERAUD d’Oron (-1 Nov 1309).  A charter dated to [1236] records that “Rodulphus dominus de Orons” granted freedoms to Vevey, with the advice of “A. domini de Foucigniaco et domini R. de Grueria et domini Ay. de Blonico et...domini Willelmi de Orons filii prenominati R. de Orons et aliorum filiorum eiusdem...Johannis de Orons canonici Lausanensis, Rodulphi domicelli, Amedei, Petri, Girardi[774]Rodulfus dominus de Orons” settled a dispute with Lausanne Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Alix uxoris mee, Willermi militis, Rodulfi, Amedei, Petri et Girardi filiorum meorum” by charter dated 27 Feb 1240 (O.S.?)[775].  Cantor at Lausanne.  Deacon of Valerie.  Boniface Bishop of Sion sold “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]...a clusa Chillionis usque ad aquam...Vivesia” to “domino Girardo de Oron cantori ecclesiæ Lausannensis et decano Valeriæ in ecclesia Sedunensi” by charter dated 6 Apr 1295[776].  Gingins la-Sarra records that Gérard “le sixième fils de Rodolphe seigneur d’Oron et frère de Pierre évêque de Sion” died 1 Nov 1309 (no source cited)[777].  He is named deceased in the 21 Mar 1312 cited below. 

g)         [MARGUERITE (-after Jun 1274).  “Iacobi condomini de Albona domicelli, domini mei, Marguerete uxoris eius, Aymonis et Iohannis filiorum suorum” consented to a sale of property by “Iohannes de Sancto-Symphoriano” to “Nicholao dicto Magnyn burgensi de Albona”, by charter dated Jun 1274[778].  Her family origin is suggested by the charter dated Sep 1285 under which her son “Johannes filius quondam Jacobi condomini de Albona” acknowledged a debt to “domini P…episcopi Sedunensis avunculi mei[779]m as his second wife, JACQUES Seighneur d’Aubonne, son of JACQUES [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife Beatrix --- ([1212/22]-[Jun 1274/Oct 1277]).] 

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Pierre d’Oron has not been identifed.  Kingsford suggests that he “may be the Gerard, son of Rodolphe, Seigneur de Orons, who sold Concise to [Othon de Grandson] in 1282[780].  However, Gérard, son of Rodolphe, was a minor in Jul 1282 (see above), whereas Pierre shown below was already adult in [1276]. 

 

1.         PIERRE d’Oron (-1301[781])Co-Seigneur de Vevey.  “Jean, fils d’Aymon, seigneur de Blonay” requested Pierre Comte de Savoie to oblige “Pierre d’Oron” to swear homage for Vevey by charter dated to [1276][782]Jordanus de Mura miles…” swore allegiance to “Petro de Oron condomino de Viviaco” by charter dated Jul 1280[783]A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[784]m ([1265?]) --- [de Grandson], daughter of --- ([1245/50?]-)].  This supposed person’s marriage and Grandson connection are indicated by the dispensation of Pope Clement V dated 19 Oct 1305 which names “Othonis de Grandisono...cum nepote eius...Petro de Orons thesaurario eccl. Lausunen.”, as well as the 3 Jul 1290 charter which names her second son Gérard as “nephew” of Othon[785]Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Jaquette de Grandson” (no parents named)[786], which Williams suggests is “probably a confusion with her niece Jacquette de Grandson-Belmont[787].  Her marriage is estimated to [1265?] based on the likely birth date of her second son, which in turn suggests her birth date in [1245/50?].  If that is correct, she could have been the daughter of Pierre [I] de Grandson by his known wife Agnès de Neufchâtel.  Alternatively she could have been a granddaughter of Pierre [I] by his supposed first marriage or the descendant of another child of Ebles [III] Seigneur de Grandson.  Pierre [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         AMEDEE d’Oron (-[11 Nov 1284/1301]).  A charter dated 11 Nov 1284 records a compromise between “Johannes et Petrus de Blonay pro se et Aymone fratre suo“ and “Petrus de Oron condominus Viviaci...Amedeus filius Petri de Oron” regarding their partition of rights in Vevey and Corsier[788].  He presumably predeceased his father. 

b)         GERARD d’Oron ([1270?]-after Apr 1334).  Gingins la-Sarra notes that Gérard was “fils et successeur de Pierre coseigneur de Vevey et héritier de son grand-oncle le chantre[789].  An order dated 3 Jul 1290 confirmed a charter of “Otto de Grandison to Peter de Wypens his nephew” to whom he granted properties in Ireland (including “Estremoye and Oenny”), with remainder to “Gerard de Crous, nephew of the said Otto[790]: Kingsford corrects “Crous” in this document to “Oron”, noting the 29 Jul 1304 document cited below[791].  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was a young man in 1290.  An order dated 1 Apr 1298 records “Peter de Sabaudia, dean of St. Mary’s, Salisbury, going to the court of Rome, nominating Guichard de Marval and Gerard de Orum his attorneys...”, while an order dated 28 Mar 1301 records “Gerard de Orum, gone beyond seas, nominating Roger de Prestenden his attorny in Ireland for one year[792].  An order dated 28 Jan 1304 records “protection, with clause volumus, for one year, for John de Chaumpvent, going beyond the seas” and letters for him “nominating Gerard de Or[um] his attorney[793].  An order dated 29 Jul 1304 records “Gerard de Orum, king’s yeoman” exchanging “lands of Estremoy and Otheny in Ireland...” for “the manor of Morton, co. Devon” with “Richard de Burgo earl of Ulster[794].  Aimon Bishop of Sion confirmed that “domino Girardo de Oron quondam decano Valeriæ” had held “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” and confirmed it to “Girardi de Oron condomini Viviaci successoris dicti domini decani...per...dominum Girardum nunc decanum Valeriæ”, noting “vinea Dou Tray de Baye...quam nunc tenet Rodulphus frater dicti domini decani”, by charter dated 21 Mar 1312[795].  An order dated 5 Jun 1317 records the grant of “the reversion of the manors of Ditton Camoys, co. Cambridge, and Shenele, co. Hertford, which Otto de Grandisono holds, for life, of the grant of the late king” to “Gerard de Orum, king’s yeoman[796].  Amédée Comte de Savoie and “Girardum filium quondam Petri de Oron condomine Viviaci” divided “vicedominatum de Mustruez [Montreux]” by charter dated 18 Aug 1317[797].  “Girart Dorens” wrote to “mons. Hue le Despencier seignur de Glamurgant” dated 9 Mar 1324[798].  Kingsford records other sources dated 1321/23, 1324/25, 27 May 1325, 25 May 1328, 22 Dec 1330-24 Oct 1331 (Sénéchal de Poitou), and April 1334 in which he was named[799]m ALIX de Blonay, daughter of PIERRE de Blonay co-Seigneur de Vevey & his wife Jordanette de Mont.  Gingins la-Sarra says that “il paraît qu’Alix de Blonay, sœur de Jean sire de St. Paul et de Joux” brought part of “l’avouerie de Vevey” to her husband “Girard d’Oron” as dowry, which passed to “son gendre François de La Sarra[800].  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE d’Oron .  Gingins la-Sarra records “Marie d’Oron, fille unique de Girard d’Oron seigneur de Montreux et coseigneur de Vevey” who married in 1338 “François baron de La Sarraz chevalier, bailif de Vaud et du Chablais”, noting a charter dated 1340 which names “Franciscus filius…Aymonis domini de Sarrata et Maria uxor dicti Francisci filia quondam domini Girardi de Orons militis, condomini Viviaci[801]m (1338) FRANÇOIS [I] Seigneur de La Sarraz, son of AIMON Seigneur de La Sarraz & his wife ---. 

c)         PIERRE d’Oron (-1323).  A dispensation of Pope Clement V dated 19 Oct 1305 names “Othonis de Grandisono...cum nepote eius...Petro de Orons thesaurario eccl. Lausunen.[802].  Bishop of Lausanne 1313. 

 

 

The primary source which names Gérard’s father has not been identified. 

1.         GERARD d’Oron .  He is named as deceased in the 18 May 1350 charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGUERITE d’Oron (-[12 Jun 1342/21 Mar 1344]).  “Dominus Iohannes condominus de Albona miles” confirmed two legacies by “Margueretam ipsius militis relictam” and by “Eleenam relictam Iohannis de Lucingio de Dussillier, sororemque dicti militis” in favour of the abbey of Bonmont by charter dated 21 Mar 1344[803].  Despite the use of the word “relictam” in this charter, it is assumed from other documentation that Marguerite predeceased her husband and not the reverse.  Her parentage is confirmed by the testament of her husband “Domini Iohannis condomini Albone militis”, dated 18 May 1350, which appoints “Humbertum filium suum” as heir to property which the testator received from “domina Margareta prima uxore sua filiaque quondam…domini Girardi de Orons militis[804]m as his first wife, JEAN [II] Seigneur d’Aubonne, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife Binfa --- ([1295/1303]-after 18 Sep 1369). 

 

 

The primary source which names Aimon’s father has not been identified.

1.         AIMON d’Oron (-after 12 Oct 1375).  Seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens.  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine” and payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[805]m PHILIBERTE [Philippine] de Chevron, daughter of --- (-after 12 Oct 1375).  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[806].  Aimon & his wife had two children: 

a)         CATHERINE d’Oron (-after Oct 1394).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed “à sa fille Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay coseigneur de Vevey, sa seigneurie d’Attalens, grevée d’une jouissance de douaire en faveur de sa veuve Philippine[807].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” and the third husband of her sister Marguerite[808].  m JEAN de Blonay Seigneur de Bex, son of --- (-1413). 

b)         MARGUERITE d’Oron (-after 24 Apr 1410).  Charrière notes her parentage and three marriages, noting that the marriage contract for her second marriage was cited in a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and her sister “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex[809].  The testament of “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[810].  A charter dated 2 Jun 1379 records a treaty between Amédée VI Comte de Savoie and “Rodulphum dominum de Langino militem tutorem...Nicodi et Aymonis filiorum...domini Francisci, geniti domini Francisci, domini Serratæ quondam ac...vice...dominæ Marguaritæ d’Oron, dudum coniugis domini Francisci, filii præfati domini Francisci, domini Serratæ, matris dictorum Nicodi et Aymonis” concerning the vidomnat de Montreux[811].  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” her sister[812].  The testament of Marguerite d’Oron, dated 24 Apr 1410, named as her heirs “[les] deux fils qu’elle avait eus de François sire de La-Sarra[813]m firstly FRANÇOIS [II] Seigneur de La Sarraz, son of FRANÇOIS [I] Seigneur de La Sarraz & his wife Marie d’Oron.  m secondly (before 12 Oct 1375) LOUIS [II] Seigneur de Cossonay, son of JEAN [IV] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Louise de Montbéliard (-in Italy [27 Feb/17 Jul] 1383).  m thirdly FRANÇOIS de Challant Seigneur de Challant, de Montjouvet, de Châtel-Saint-Denis et de Surpierre, son of ---.  Comte de Challant. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de BONVILLARS

 

 

Bonvillars is located near the northern shore at the south-western end of Lake Neuchâtel, about 2 kilometres north-east of Grandson, in the northern part of the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud.  The reconstruction of the Bonvillars family shown below is tentative and involves much uncertainty.  More definite conclusions must await the emergence of more primary source material. 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Bonvillars (-after 1141, maybe after 1154).  “...Hugo de Binuilar...” witnessed the charter dated to [1110/11] which records a hearing of a dispute involving Romainmôtier[814].  “...Ugo de Bonouilare et Burchardus frater” witnessed the charter dated to [1120/25] under which “domnus Eubolus” [de Grandson] agreed to respect a judgment in favour of Romainmôtier[815].  “...Hugonem de Boniuillare...” witnessed the charter dated to [1125] under which “donnus Eubolus de Grantione” donated his rights in a serf to Romainmôtier[816].  Williams cites other charters dated between [1126] and 1141 in which Hugues was named, suggesting that the witness in the following document may have been the same Hugues or his son[817].  “...Hugo de Bevilar...” witnessed the charter dated 1154 under which “dominus Falco et Cono, frater eius” donated rights in certain serfs to “domino de Grantione” and Romainmôtier[818].  The following document suggests that Hugues, named in 1154, retired as a monk soon afterwards: ...Hugo monacus de Bien-vilar...” witnessed a charter dated 1154 which records donations to Théla, approved by “Bartholomeus prefecto de Bellomonte...[de Grandson]”[819]

 

2.         HUMBERT de Bonvillars (-after 1174).  The primary source which confirms Humbert’s parentage has not been identified, but presumably he was closely related to Hugues de Bonvillars.  Landri Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Umbertus de Binvilar et filii eius...Willelmus et Umbertus, pro animarum...matris sue” donating property “in territorio de Mugneus et in illo de Yverdun...”, by charter dated 1174, witnessed by “...Umbertus miles de Binvilar et Petrus filius eius...[820]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Bonvillars .  He is named with his father in the 1174 charter cited above. 

b)         HUMBERT de Bonvillars .  He is named with his father in the 1174 charter cited above. 

c)         PIERRE de Bonvillars .  He witnessed the 1174 charter cited above with his father. 

 

 

1.         HENRI de Bonvillars (-after Oct 1271).  Taylor says that Jean de Bonvillars was “possibly...son of Sir Henry de Bonvillars, named as castellan of Rue in 1258, mentioned in the account of Châtel-Argent in 1267-8, and named as joining Count Philip [de Savoie] at Aosta in Oct 1271[821].  Andenmatten records Henri de Bonvillars as châtelain at Rue and Moudon in 1258 (no source cited)[822].  Williams cites other sources which refer to Henri witnessing a charter dated “1250/1”, date the 1258 reference to 21 Nov 1258, and record Henri at Moudon until 1264 and at Rue until 1266[823]

 

 

1.         --- de Bonvillars (-before 22 Mar 1280).  The primary source which confirms the name of the father of the two sons shown below has not been identified.  The chronology suggests that he could have been Henri de Bonvillars who is named above, although it is also possible that he was Guillaume who is named below as father of Othonj [I].  [Seigneur de Bonvillars].  This person presumably died before 22 Mar 1279 (O.S.), when his son Jean [I] swore allegiance (see below).  m [firstly] ---.  The name of this person’s first] wife is not known.  [m secondly ---.  The chronology indicates that Henri, second son of “--- de Bonvillars”, was several years younger than his brother Jean [I] shown below, which suggests their births from different marriages of their father.  As will be seen below, Henri is named “mon frere le prior de Wenloc” by Othon Seigneur de Grandson.  In addition, Guillaume de Bonvillars, possible son of Othon [I] (son of Guillaume), is named as Othon de Grandson’s “nepos”.  Bearing in mind these two references, Williams has suggested a marriage between an otherwise unrecorded sister of Othon de Grandson and Othon [I] de Bonvillars[824] (see below for discussion).  He suggests that Othon de Grandson was “obviously not Prior Henri’s sibling, and his brother-in-law only in the widest possible sense, i.e. as Othon’s sister had married Henri’s brother”.  However, no example has been found, during the compilation of Medieval Lands, of “frère/brother” being used to indicate such an indirect family relationship.  While the possibility of such use cannot be dismissed entirely, a completely different scenario could be that Henri’s sibling relationship with Othon de Grandson was different from Othon [I] nepos relationship with him.  If that is correct, Henri’s father may have married secondly (after 31 Aug 1363) as her second husband, Agnès de Neuchâtel, widow of Pierre [I] Seigneur de Grandson, daughter of Ulric [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel & [his second wife Jolanthe von Urach] ([1224/25?]-after 15 Apr 1283, bur [Grandson Priory]).  Given Agnès’s estimated birth date, Henri’s birth from such a second marriage would have been possible.  The suggestion is also consistent with Henri’s father having married twice.  Williams’s suggestion about Othon [I]’s Grandson marriage remains valid as the two theories would not be mutually exclusive.]  --- & his [first] wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [I] de Bonvillars ([before 1245?]-[Jul/Nov] 1287).  His birth date is suggested on the assumption that he was adult when first named, but bearing in mind the possibility that he had deceased sons in 1279 (see below).  Jean [I] is recorded as the brother of Henri in the 1292 document cited below.  Seigneur de Bonvillars: letters dated 21 Mar 1279 (O.S.) record “domini Johannis de Bono Villario, militis” swearing allegiance to “domino Ludovico” [Louis de Savoie, de Vaud] for “domo sua sita in Rotundo monte...de villa de Mayseres...[825].  Taylor records that “Sir John de Bonvillars” was named 3 Apr 1277 as the bearer of a letter from King Edward I to Othon de Grandison[826], and was named in other sources dated Sep 1277, 1278, 1283, 1284 (“commiliti domini Ottonis de Grandisono”), 1284/87, and Oct 1285 (as constable of Harlech castle), and that he died [Jul/Nov] 1287 “possibly one of several knights killed in action at siege of Dryslwyn, S. Wales[827].  An order dated 10 Jul 1290 records the king’s pardon for “the executors of the will of John de Bono Villar[io], later constable of his castle of Hardelagh [Harlech]”[828]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 22 Sep 1290).  Taylor records that King Edward I gave “a silver-gilt cup and cover” to Agnes, wife of Jean [I], 18 Feb 1286[829].  An order dated 22 Sep 1290 notified the king’s pardon for “Agnes, late the wife of John de Bono Villario” for not paying a fine[830].  Taylor names “[John’s] wife Agnes, much favoured by Edward I...very probably a sister of Otto de Grandson[831].  He cites no source which corroborates her Grandson family connection, which is presumably speculative to explain the Bonvillars/Grandson family relationships which are discussed elsewhere in the present section.  Williams highlights that, if Taylor correctly identified Jean’s wife as Othon’s sister, “we then have a case of Othon I de Grandson having two sisters both named Agnes” (assuming that Agnes de Grandson, wife of Ulrich [I] Seigneur de Vuippens, was Othon’s sister), although he recognises that the possibility of such double-naming cannot be excluded[832].  Jean [I] & his wife had [five or more?] children: 

i)          [sons (-before 22 Mar 1279?).  The 22 Mar 1279 charter cited above includes Jean de Bonvillars’s commitment that “if he happened to have more legitimate lay sons” (“si nos habere contingerit plures filios laycos legitimos”) one of them would pay homage to the Savoy family, Williams adding that “this seems to point to Jean de Bonvillars` lack of surviving legitimate lays sons in 1279, but that we should not take the word ‘lay’ necessarily to mean that he had clerical sons alive at that date” (referring to the possible parentage of Guillaume de Bonvillars, “nepos” of Othon de Grandson (see below)[833].  This does not of course exclude the possibility of sons being born after 1279, although the apparent succession of his seigneurie by his supposed brother Othon [I] suggests that Jean [I] died without surviving male heirs.] 

ii)         [three?] or more daughters ([1279/82?]-).  An order dated 1292 records “Henrico Priori de Wenlok” paying “centum marcas ad unam filiarum Johannis de Bevillard defuncti fratris eiusdem Prioris inde maritandam[834].  Presumably the daughter mentioned in this document was approaching the age at which her marriage would be discussed, therefore under the age of 14 when her marriage may already have been arranged. 

--- & his second wife had one child: 

b)         HENRI de Bonvillars ([1263/65?]-[1315/26 Feb 1319].  The 1292 document cited above confirms that Henri was the brother of Jean [I] de Bonvillars.  Henri’s birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was a young adult when he received his first ecclesiastical appointment in England, suggesting that he was several years younger than his brother, which in turn suggests his possible birth from a possible second marriage of his father.  Taylor identifies him as “one of John’s brothers...Henry de Bonvillars, a Cluniac monk of Payerne...prior of Bermondsey (Surrey), and Wenlock (Shropshire) from 1285 to 1321[835].  His ecclesiastical positions are confirmed by the following documents: (1) an order dated 5 May 1285 “to restore the temporalities of the priory of Bermundese to Henry, late dean of Payern (de Patriniaco)...[836]; and (2) an order dated 10 Sep 1285 “to restore the temporalities of the priory of Wenlok to Henry de Bono Villar’, late prior of Bermundeseye...[837].  Letters dated 10 Jun 1290: “Otto de Grandisono, going to the Holy Land, nominating Henry, prior of Wenlok, and William de Grandisono for three years”, protection granted the same date[838].  By letter dated 1292 Othon de Grandson names Henri de Bonvillars Prior of Wenlock as “mon frere le prior de Wenloc[839]An order dated 12 Oct 1294 granted “protection, with clause volumus, for two years, for Gerard de Wyspayns, archdeacon of Richmond, going beyond the seas on the king’s service”, with letters nominating “Henry prior of Wenlok, and John de Dytton, his attorneys for the same period[840].  Letters dated 15 May 1299: “Otto de Grandisono, going beyond seas on the king’s service, nominating William de Grandisono and Henry, prior of Wenlok, his attorneys for one year[841].  Letters dated 1 Feb 1303: “Otto de Grandisono, gone to the court of Rome on the king’s affairs, nominating Henry, prior of Wenlok, for one year[842]Kingsford cites other sources dated 1290, 1298, 1303, 1303, and 1315 which name Henri, and notes that his successor at Wenlock was named 26 Feb 1319[843].  Williams says that “Othon de Grandson obviously was not Prior Henri’s sibling, and his brother-in-law only in the widest possible sense, i.e. [if] Othon’s sister had married Henri’s brother[844]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Bonvillars .  The [before 23] Nov 1299 testament of Othon [I] de Bonvillars, cited below, names his father “Guillaume”.  No other reference to a “Guillaume de Bonvillars” at that time has been found.  It has not been confirmed whether Guillaume was the same person as the unnamed father of Jean [I] and Henri (see above).  An alternative possibility is that Guillaume was the unnamed person’s brother and that his son Othon [I] was Jean [I]’s first cousin and successor.  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         OTHON [I] de Bonvillars ([before 1250?]-[late Nov 1299/15 May 1312]).  His parentage is confirmed by his [before 23] Nov 1299 testament cited below.  His birth date is suggested on the assumption that he was adult when first named in 1278, although Taylor records that “probably Otto de Bonvillars, named as justice of the Channel Islands under Otto de Grandson in 1278, was another [brother of John][845]: an order dated 28 Dec 1278 records that “Otto de Bono Villar[io] [and others]...[were] appointed as justices to hold assises...within [the islands of Gernese and Gerese]” [the Channel Islands then under the jurisdiction of Othon de Grandson][846]Seigneur de Bonvillars: “...Dominus Otho de Bono vilario miles...” witnessed the charter dated 17 Oct 1299 which records “Rolinus filius quondam Girardi condomini de Estavaye...” swearing allegiance to “domino Petro condomino de Estavaye militi” for certain territories[847]In the testament of “Othon de Bonvillars, chevalier [assumed to be Othon [I]], fils de feu Wilhelme”, dated [before 23] Nov 1299, he donated “les censes qu’Othon possédait au village de Pommiers...acquises en mars 1282 d’Isabelle veuve d’Ulrich de St. Martin et de ses enfants Aymon, Rolet, Pierre, Wuilhelme” to the Dominicans at Eichissye, for the souls of himself and ”ses parents défunts, Poncette sa première femme, Isabelle la seconde, son père Wuillelme de Bonvillars, Wuillelme de Valères, Jean Coseigneur d’Estavayer”, sealed by Othon[848]Johannes dictus de Binvilar domicellus, filius quondam domini Othonis de Binvilar militis” swore allegiance to Rodolphe [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel for numerous specified fiefs by charter dated 15 May 1312[849]m firstly PONCETTE, daughter of ---.  She is named in her husband’s [before 23] Nov 1299 testament cited above.  As noted above, the [before 23] Nov 1299 testament of Othon de Bonvillars, chevalier [assumed to be Othon [I]], fils de feu Wilhelme” names ”...Poncette sa première femme, Isabelle la seconde...”.  No other reference to these two wives has been found.  Her connection with the Grandson family is indicated by an indult of Pope Clement V dated 8 Sep 1308 which names “Ottonis domini de Grandisono...nepoti eius Guillelmo...de Bonovilerio [her supposed son] canonico et preposito ecclesie Lausanen.[850].  It is possible therefore that Othon married firstly ([1270/73?]) --- [de Grandson], daughter of --- ([1255/58?]-).  If this estimated marriage date is correct, this person could have been the daughter of Pierre [I] de Grandson by his known wife Agnès de Neufchâtel.  Alternatively she could have been a granddaughter of Pierre [I] by his supposed first marriage or the descendant of another child of Ebles [III] Seigneur de Grandson.  m secondly ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  She is named in her husband’s [before 23] Nov 1299 testament cited above.  Othon [I] & his first wife had [two] children: 

i)          JEAN [II] de Bonvillars ([1275?]-after 14 Sep 1334).  His birth date is suggested based on the estimate birth dates of his father and older son.  [Seigneur de Bonvillars].  “Johannes dictus de Binvilar domicellus, filius quondam domini Othonis de Binvilar militis” swore allegiance to Rodolphe [IV] Comte de Neuchâtel for numerous specified fiefs by charter dated 15 May 1312[851].  He consented to the 7 Feb 1325 (O.S.?) charter of his son Othon.  “John de Bono Villario” was executor of the testament of Othon de Grandson: an order dated 14 Sep 1334, a grant to “Peter de Grandissono”, recited that (1) Edward I had “by charter granted...Gerneseye and Jerseye...to Oto de Grandissono, for his life, and to the executors of his will for five years after his death”, that (2) “Oto bequeathed the same to the said Peter and Oto his brother, the testator’s kinsman” who (3) had presented their petition “in the fourth year of the king’s reign to have the islands” which was granted, that (4) they then “released their estate in the same islands” and (5) the king “with the assent of the council and of John de Bono Villario, executor of the said will” granted specified compensation[852]m ---.  The name of Jean [II]’s wife is not known.  Jean [II] & his wife had two children:

(1)       OTHON [II] de Bonvillars ([before 1300?]-[before 10 Jun 1359?]).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that  he was an adult at the time of the following document.  A charter dated 7 Feb 1325 (O.S.?) records that Othonin de Binvilar donzelz”, with the consent of “Jehan de Binvilar mon pere, Willeme mon frere fil doudit Jehan mon pere”, accepted property in fief from “Looys de Nuefchastel mon...seignour, fil de...Roufz, conte et seignour de Nuefchastel[853]A second testament of Loys, cons et sires de Nuefchastel”, dated 10 Jun 1359, discusses the recovery “le heritage ensamble les issues que Othenin de Binvillart tenoit en fie de moy en la terre de Gransson...[854].  It is assumed that this document refers to Othon [II], although “tenoit” suggests that he no longer held the fief in question and therefore may have been deceased at the time. 

(2)       GUILLAUME de BonvillarsA charter dated 7 Feb 1325 (O.S.?) records that Othonin de Binvilar donzelz”, with the consent of “Jehan de Binvilar mon pere, Willeme mon frere fil doudit Jehan mon pere”, accepted property in fief from “Looys de Nuefchastel mon...seignour, fil de...Roufz, conte et seignour de Nuefchastel[855]

ii)         [GUILLAUME de Bonvillars (-after 1326).  As noted above, Williams suggests that the cleric Guillaume de Bonvillars, “nepos” of Othon de Grandson, was the son of Othon [I] de Bonvillars[856].  Canon and Provost at Lausanne Cathedral: an indult of Pope Clement V dated 8 Sep 1308 names “Ottonis domini de Grandisono...nepoti eius Guillelmo...de Bonovilerio canonico et preposito ecclesie Lausanen.[857].  Kingsford records that Guillaume de Bonvillars “was prebendary of Coringham, Lincoln, 1324-6[858].  A letter, included in a later copy of the early 14th century manuscript “Richard de Bury’s Letter Book”, from “William de Cusancia” to Henry Bishop of Lincoln requests permission for the exchange of offices between “William de Stanyaco, prebendary of Coringham in the church of Lincoln” and “William de Bono Vilario, the writer’s cousin, provost of the church Lausanensis”, in which he states that the former is “nephew of Lord Otho de Grandison[859].] 

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

iii)        [JEAN de Bonvillars (-after 6 Mar 1318).  The primary source which confirms Jean’s parentage has not been identified.  Kingsford names Jean de Bonvillars “a nephew of Otho de Grandison, who in 1305 obtained for him a dispensation to hold the living of Middleton, Yorkshire, besides benefices in the diocese of Lausanne[860].  The document cited by Kingsford is the following 1309 (not 1305) order which makes no reference to any Grandson family relationship: by order dated “XII Kal Sep” [21 Aug] 1309 “John de Bonovillari, clerk of Odo de Grandison, knight, holds, besides benefices in Lausanne and elsewhere the parish of Middilton super valle, in the diocese of York[861].  No other document has been found which confirms Jean’s relationship with the Grandson family.  Until further information comes to light, Jean is placed as Othon [I]’s possible son although this means that Othon would have had two sons named Jean, one explanation being that the two sons were born from different marriages.  If that is correct, the second Jean would presumably not have been a “nephew” of Othon de Grandson.  An order dated 6 May 1315 records “Peter de Coneway, going beyond the seas on certain matters touching Otto de Grandisono” naming “John de Bono Vilario his attorney for two years[862], while an order dated 6 Mar 1318 records “Gerard de Orum, going beyond the seas” naming “Gerard de Cusancia his attorney for one year” and noting that “the said Gerard has letters nominating John de Bonovillario clerk, and Tottus de Monte Claro his attorneys as above[863].  Kingsford identifies Jean as the executor of Othon de Grandson’s testament[864], but the only reference yet found to this testament names “John de Bono Villario, executor of the said will”, without noting his clerical or ecclesiastical position, which suggests that the executor was Jean [II] who is named above.] 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de COSSONAY, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS

 

 

This section has been reviewed, corrected and supplemented, where indicated below, by David Williams whose help has been invaluable. 

 

Cossonay is located on the north-western outskirts of Penthalaz, about 5 kilometres south of La Sarraz, about 15 kilometres north-west of Lausanne, in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud.  Charrière records that the castle of Cossonay was situated at the north-east of the town near the church of Saint-Paul, noting that it was still mentioned in records dated 1531 and 1666[865].  Members of the high nobility, and one of the most ancient lineages of the Pays de Vaud, the first known family was Ulric who possessed the castle and church of Cossonay and controlled a clientele of vassal knights.  As noted below, he donated the parish church of Saints Pierre and Paul to the Cluniac priory of Romainmôtier.  In 1224, the church passed to the Benedictine priory of Lutry, which then constructed a sub-priory at Cossonay[866].  The senior branch of Cossonay became extinct in the male line when Louis [III] de Cossonay died in [1394/95]. 

 

The family also held the seigneuries of Prangins and Nyon from the time of Ulric’s son Humbert [I].  Prangins is located on the western shore of Lake Geneva, about 40 kilometres south-west of Lausanne, on the northern outskirts of Nyon, also in the Swiss canton of Vaud.  The Prangins seigneurie, originally been formed from parts of the old county of Equestres, comprised the castles and seigneuries of Prangins, Nyon, Dudes, Mont-le-Vieux, Bioley and Bursins[867].  The geographical distance between Cossonay and Prangins suggests that the latter passed to the Cossonay family by marriage in an earlier generation than is shown below.  The family members were recorded in primary sources indifferently as “de Cossonay” or “de Prangins” until the division of territories between the sons of Jean [I] in [1230/32], when the family branched into the lines of Cossonay, Prangins, L’Isle, Bercher and Surpierre.  Suzerainty of the Prangins seigneurie was partitioned end-1292 between Amédée V Comte de Savoie and his brother Louis [I] Baron de Vaud[868]

 

Three brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         ULRIC de Cossonay (-after May 1096).  “Vldricus de Cochoniaco” donated “ecclesiam de Cochoniaco…inter Venobiam et Alburiam [between the rivers Venoge and Alburie, the latter probably a small affluent of the river Veyron[869]] et fundata in proprio alodio meo”, including “decimas proprii laboris mei et matris mee...et usum aque Venobie in quantum mea potestas et domni Cononis cognati mei de Bansins [Bassins] est”, to Romainmôtier, with the support of “uxore mea Sophia et filiis meis Willelmo et Vmberto et fratribus meis Siybaldo et Willelmo...Cono de Bansins [Bassins] consanguineus meus”, by charter dated May 1096[870]m SOPHIE, daughter of ---.  She is named in her husband’s May 1096 charter quoted above.  Ulric & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after May 1096).  He is named in his father’s May 1096 charter quoted above but presumably predeceased his father. 

b)         HUMBERT [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-[1147/1154]).  He is named in his father’s May 1096 charter quoted above.  An undated charter records that “Humbertus de Goiles” [probably Les Golliez, Eclépens; otherwise the river Goille, Corcelles-le-Jorat, or possibly Gollion, Cossonay[871]] donated a serf to Romainmôtier and that later “Humbertus de Coconiaco” challenged the donation, before confirming it[872].  An undated charter, dated to [1130], records the appointment of “Humberto de Prangins” to arbitrate a dispute between the convents of Romainmôtier and Aulps concerning a donation made by “Vtto miles de Esclepens” [Eclépens][873].  “Vmbertus de Preingins” requested “Agaunensis ecclesiam [abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune] supplex...et canonicos eiusdem ecclesie” to grant property “in Lustricao et in villa...Erans” [Lutry, Aran], previously held by “antecessores uxoris sue per prestariam”, to him “et uxori sue...Berthe et...ex filiis suis...Guillelmo”, which was accepted by “prior...Hugo...et canonici et Amedeus de Blonay advocatus”, by charter dated 23 Jun 1142, witnessed by “...Petrus de Cossonai, Willelmus Drogo de Colonai [Cossonay, in another copy]...Falco vicedominus de Sto Mauritio, Umbertus frater eius...”[874].  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Alaricus de Vilario-comitis et Cono frater eius” donating “partem de Conestun” [Villars-Aillerens, Conestun[875]] with the consent of “Humberto de Consonai et...uxore filiis et filiabus ipsius Humberti”, by charter dated 1147[876].  Humbert presumably died before 1154, the date of the charter in which two of his sons are named.  m BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1154).  She is named in her husband’s 23 Jun 1142 charter which also provides an indication of property held by her family.  She is also referred to, but not named, in his 1147 charter and in the 1154 charter cited below.  Humbert [I] & his wife had [five or more] children: 

i)          PIERRE de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-8 Jun, after 1189)Seigneur de Prangins.  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano”, for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[877]

-        see below

ii)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 23 Jun 1142).  He is named in his father’s 23 Jun 1142 charter which presumably anticipated that Guillaume would inherit the properties in question, which suggests that he may have been his parents’ second son. 

iii)        GEROLD de Cossonay (-[1154/64]).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Domnus Petrus de Consonai, uxor quoque eius, frater etiam suus Geraudus, et mater” donating property “in territorio de Vilar-Aleran atque de Conestun” witnessed by “Petri Grossi de Consonai, Jordani fratris Petris...”, by charter dated 1154[878].  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano” [Montlaçon[879]], for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[880].  The missing word in the document was presumably “fratris”. 

iv)        two or more daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by their father’s 1147 charter. 

2.         SIBALD de Cossonay .  He is named in his brother’s May 1096 charter quoted above. 

3.         GUILLAUME de Cossonay .  He is named in his brother’s May 1096 charter quoted above. 

 

 

The connection, if any, between the following person and the main Cossonay line has not been ascertained.  Charrière suggests that Guillaume’s father was one of the milites of Cossonay, suggesting that the title “domina” was accorded to his wife in the 1154 charter quoted below because her husband had been a knight[881].  The latter suggestion would represent an unusual use of the term “domina/dominus”, normally reserved for the “seigneur” or his wife/widow.  It seems more likely that Guillaume’s father was a brother of Humbert [I] and that the two shared the seigneurie for a limited time: maybe Guillaume’s father died young, while Guillaume was still a child, and Humbert recovered control over the whole seigneurie

 

1.         --- de Cossonay (-before 1154).  He presumably died before his son’s 1154 charter which names the latter’s mother.  m INGLE, daughter of --- (-after 1154).  She is named in her son’s 1154 charter quoted below.  One child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 1154).  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Guillelmus de Escublens” donating “deserti iacentis ante portam ecclesie de Thela” with the consent of “...Guillielmus de Consonai filius domine Ingle”, by charter dated 1154[882].  The donation made be Pierre Seigneur de Cossonay (see above), referred to in the same document, includes the consent of “mater”, who presumably is identified as Berthe, wife of Humbert [I] (see above).  This would suggest that Guillaume de Cossonay, also named in the 1154 document, was not Pierre’s brother. Charrière suggests that he was the same person as “Willelmus Drogo de Colonai” [“Cossonay” in another copy of the charter] who witnessed the 23 Jun 1142 charter quoted above under Humbert [I][883]

 

 

[Three] siblings, parents not identified.  The 1095 charter cited below represents the first appearance of the castle of Fruence (13 kilometres north of Blonay), under the suzerainty of the seigneurs de Blonay, with whom the following family had a close relationship.  The May 1096 charter quoted below indicates an undefined family relationship between Conon de Bassins and Ulric de Cossonay, named above, whether through the male or female line.  Maybe their mother was a member of the Cossonay family.  Their different names (Fruence/Bassins) suggest that they may have been uterine brothers, born to their mother from different fathers, although another possibility is that one parent was “Fruence” and another “Bassins”, which appears supported by both brothers Leutfroi/Lietfroid and Conon holding interests in the seigneurie de L’Isle (which was later held by the Cossonay family)[884].  If they were full brothers, either sons of a Fruence father and a Bassins mother, or vice versa, each may have inherited his property from a different parent.  Based on the distinction between “cognatus” (which could indicate a relationship by marriage) and “consanguineus” (generally relationship by blood) in the 1096 charter, the Cossonay link may be explained if Conon married a member of the Cossonay family, which would have represented a valuable social alliance for the Bassins family (who did not belong to the high aristocracy) and an advantage to the Cossonays by bringing Bassins (a strategic zone in the neighbourhood of Prangins and Cossonay) into their mouvance[885].  Castelnuovo concluded that they were brothers-in-law[886]

 

1.         LEUTFROI [Liefroid] de Fruence (-before 1095).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...”, the subsequent challenge by “Burchardus nepos huius Litfredi, uidelicet Aolmarum et filio eius” and their confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[887]

2.         [CONON “Albus” de Bassins (-after May 1096).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...[888].  “Vldricus de Cochoniaco” donated “ecclesiam de Cochoniaco…”, including “...usum aque Venobie [river Venobe] in quantum mea potestas et domni Cononis cognati mei de Bansins est”, to Romainmôtier, with the support of “...Cono de Bansins consanguineus meus”, by charter dated May 1096[889].] 

3.         --- .  Burchard is named “nepos” of Leutfroi in the 1095 charter quoted below.  From a chronological point of view, it seems unlikely that he was Leutfroi’s grandson given the May 1096 charter which names Leutfroi’s brother Conon.  If that is correct, as Leutfroi’s nephew, one of his parents would have been Leutfroi’s sibling.  Considering the discussion above4 about the precise family relationship between Leutfroi and Conon, Burchard would not necessarily have had a blood relationship with Conon.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         BURCHARD (-after 1095).  A charter dated 1095 records the donation made by “Leifredus de castello...Freuuencia” of property in “Uillare...sub villa...Quarnens” [Villars-Bozon, Cuarnens] to Romainmôtier witnessed by “Cono qui dicitur Albus frater meus de Bassins...”, the subsequent challenge by “Burchardus nepos huius Litfredi, uidelicet Aolmarum et filio eius” and their confirmation of the donation, witnessed by “Walcherius filius donni Amedei...[890]

 

 

PIERRE de Cossonay [de Prangins], son of HUMBERT [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] & his wife [Berthe ---] (-8 Jun, after 1189)Seigneur de Prangins.  Amédée Bishop of Lausanne confirmed donations to Théla, including “Domnus Petrus de Consonai, uxor quoque eius, frater etiam suus Geraudus, et mater” donating property “in territorio de Vilar-Aleran atque de Conestun” [Villars-Aillerens, Coneston] witnessed by “Petri Grossi de Consonai, Jordani fratris Petris...”, by charter dated 1154[891].  “Petrus dominus de Prengins” confirmed the donation of “grangiam de Clarens” made to Romainmôtier by “pater meus Humbertus et mater mea” and added his own donation “in Montelatiano”, for the souls of “patris mei et matris mee et Giroldi f---“, by charter dated 1164[892]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Pierre li dont de Cossonay” witnessed the 1184 charter under which “Uldric de Gumens...” [Gumoëns] donated property to Théla[893].  “Petrus dominus de Pringins et Johannes filius eius” approved the donation of “vineas de Balgels” [Bougel] made to Bonmont by “Stephanus filius Marconis de Beria...” [Etienne de Bière] by charter dated 1189[894]The necrology of Lausanne records the death 8 Jun of “Pe. donnus de Cossonay” and his donation of “census apud Penthalla...apud Eschichens” [Penthalez, Echichens][895]

m (before 1154) ---.  She is referred to, but not named, in the 1154 charter quoted above.  Charrière suggests that she was “Mabilie, l’une des deux filles et héritières de Vaucher, sire de Divonne, le fondateur de l’abbaye de Bonmont”, noting that Mabile’s husband was named Pierre in a charter dated 1131 which records her father’s donation to Bonmont, while admitting that the date seems early for Pierre de Cossonay to have been married[896].  Williams notes Gaucher de Divonne and his brother Etienne donating property to Bonmont in 1123, and their successors Pierre (1154), Humbert (1172) and Hugues (1218)[897]

Pierre & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Cossonay [de Prangins] (-[19 Mar 1230/23 Jan 1232]).  “Petrus dominus de Pringins et Johannes filius eius” approved the donation of “vineas de Balgels” [Bougel] made to Bonmont by “Stephanus filius Marconis de Beria...” [Etienne de Bière] by charter dated 1189[898]Seigneur de Prangins.  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” confirmed donations made to Saint-Oyens, Divonne and Nyon by “Humbertus avus meus” by undated charter[899]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Johannes dominus de Gosonay” confirmed the donation made by “Guillermus et Narduinus...Ferrelli...” to Bonmont by charter dated Feb 1202 (O.S.)[900].  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[901].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” confirmed the donation to Bonmont made by “Anselmus et Vmbertus milites de Grailie...” [Grailly/Grilly, Pays de Gex, dependency of the seigneurie de Prangins[902]] by charter dated 1214[903].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[904]Iohannes donnus de Cossonaj” confirmed that “Petrus donnus pater suus” had donated property to Lausanne Notre-Dame “pro Isabella filia sua” by charter dated 28 May 1219[905].  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[906].  Amédée Seigneur de Gex and Jean Seigneur de Prangins guaranteed a transfer made by Guillaume de Vesency to Bonmont by charter dated 22 Feb 1225 (O.S.)[907].  Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[908].  Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[909].  Jean presumably died before 23 Jan 1231 (O.S.), the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m AGNES, daughter of --- (-11 Dec, after 1235).  Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[910].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[911]Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[912]Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[913].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[914].  The necrology of Gruyères Saint-Théodule records the death “III Id Dec” of “Agnes domina de Cossonay[915].  Charrière suggests that the entry implies a connection with the comital family of Gruyère and indicates that Agnes may have been a younger daughter of Rodolphe [I] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Agnes de Glâne[916].  However, if that is correct, it is surprising that neither Rodolphe’s name nor that of his father-in-law Pierre de Glâne is found among Jean’s known descendants.  Jean [I] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

a)         HUMBERT [II] de Cossonay (-26 Aug ----, [Apr 1252/Feb 1256])Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[917]Seigneur de Cossonay

-        see below

b)         JEAN de Cossonay (-18 Jun 1273).  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[918].  Canon at Lausanne: Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[919]Cantor at Lausanne.  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[920].  Bishop of Lausanne 1240: Jean de Cossonay was elected bishop by a minority of the chapter of Lausanne Apr 1240, in oppposition to Philippe de Savoie, elected by a majority: his election was approved by Pope Gregory IX, the dispute being settled by the ephemeral peace of Port-de-Pully 20 Apr 1240[921].  Other peace settlements were agreed in 1244, and 27 Apr 1253 (after a war with Aymon de Faucigny), 27 May 1260 (weekly market at Yverdon)[922]Jean Bishop of Lausanne granted half the temporal jurisdiction over the town of Lausanne for life to “consanguinei nostri...domini Petri de Sabaudia” by charter dated 10 Aug 1260[923]

c)         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-[13/16] Sep 1267).  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[924]Seigneur de Prangins

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de PRANGINS

d)         AMEDEE de Cossonay (-1 Jun [1236/37]).  “Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[925].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[926]The necrology of Lausanne records the death 1 Jun of “Amedeus de Cossonay clericus frater Joannis de Cossonay cantoris Laus.” for whom and for “patre suo Johanne donno de Cossonay idem cantor de consensu fratrum suorum” donated harvest[927]Charrière dates Amédée’s death to before 1238, when the earliest version of the Lausanne necrology was written[928]

e)         E--- de Cossonay (-after Apr 1218).  Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[929]

f)          one or more daughters .  Her/their existence is confirmed by the Apr 1218 charter quoted above. 

2.         ISABELLE de Cossonay .  Charrière records her parentage and marriage[930].  The following document shows that Isabelle predeceased her father: Iohannes donnus de Cossonaj” confirmed that “Petrus donnus pater suus” had donated property to Lausanne Notre-Dame “pro Isabella filia sua” by charter dated 28 May 1219[931]m PIERRE co-Seigneur d’Estavayer, son of NICOD co-Seigneur d’Estavayer & his wife --- (-before 1222). 

3.         [--- (-after [1194]).  Charrière records her marriage and suggests her parentage based on the following document[932]: “Huo vir nobilis Grandissoni” donated property “et duas partes decime eiusdem terre...inter...Fyx usque ad Ysernum...” to Hautcrèt, with the support of “uxor eius in castro de Pringis, in aula domini Petri”, by charter dated 1179, witnessed by “...Jacomed [Johannes?] filius domni Petri de Cossonay...Postea filius eius minor...Walcherus laudavit apud Bonum montem...[933]Williams suggests that her appearance “in...Pringis, in aula domini Petris” suggests that her possible parentage as shown here is correct[934]She is referred to, but not named in her husband’s [1194] charter.  m HUON Seigneur de Grandson, son of --- (-[1194/1213]).] 

 

 

HUMBERT [II] de Cossonay, son of JEAN [I] de Cossonay & his wife Agnes --- (-26 Aug ----, [Apr 1252/Feb 1256]).  “Dominus Johannes de Pringins” reached agreement with Bonmont concerning mutual rights, with the consent of “uxore sua Agna et filio suo Humberto”, by charter dated 1204[935].  “Johannes dominus de Pringins” donated property to Bonmont, for the salvation of the souls of “mee et uxoris mee A. et filiorum ac filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “A. uxor mea, H., J. et W. filii mei et E. filia mea”, by charter dated Apr 1218[936].  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[937]Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[938]Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[939]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Umbertus dominus Cossoniaci...et fratrum meorum” guaranteed a debt incurred by “dominus Willelmus dictus Ferrez miles et homo noster...” by charter dated 23 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[940].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[941].  “Humbertus dominus de Cossonay” received in fief “castrum de Vouflens et...Willelmus dominus dicti castri” [Vufflens] from Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève by charter dated Mar 1235 (O.S.)[942].  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” [Dully, Verney] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[943].  Jean Bishop of Lausanne and “Amadeus de Monfaucon” guaranteed the homage sworn by “domnus de Cossonay” to “domino Petro de Sabaudia” by charter dated May 1244[944].  “Humbertus dominus de Cossonay” swore homage to Guillaume Archbishop of Besançon for “in feudum...Nyons et villam...Pormantor...” by charter dated 11 Jun 1246[945].  “Humbertus donnus de Cossonai” donated “decime de Baumes de sub Suprapetram” to Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “Comitisse uxoris nostre, filiorum et filiarum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1246[946].  “Johannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” confirmed the fief held by “Humbertus dictus de Cossonay dominus, quondam maritus neptis nostræ” by charter dated Feb 1250 (O.S.)[947].  “Reynaldus et Willermus clericus et Johannes fratres condomini de Estavaye” [Estavayer] settled a dispute with “Girardum et Lambertum fratres de Corgie [Gorgier] domicellos et Johannem nepotem eorundem”, naming “H. dominus de Cossonay...” among the guarantors, by charter dated Apr 1252[948].  He is named as deceased in the Feb 1255 (O.S.) charter of his son Jacques.  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 26 Aug of “Humbertus dns de Cossonay” and his donation[949]

m CONTESSON, daughter of [RICHARD [III] de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes d’Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté]] (-before Feb 1251).  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.?)[950].  “Humbertus donnus de Cossonai” donated “decime de Baumes [Baulmes] de sub Suprapetram [Surpierre FR]” to Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “Comitisse uxoris nostre, filiorum et filiarum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1 Aug 1246[951].  She is named as deceased in her husband’s Feb 1250 (O.S.) charter, which also indicates her family origin.  Charrière highlights connections between the Bourgogne/Salins and Montbéliard/Montfaucon families and argues convincingly that, of all the possible nieces of Jean “l’Antique/le Sage” d’Auxonne Seigneur de Salins, Humbert’s wife was probably the daughter of Richard Comte de Montbéliard[952]

Humbert [II] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de Cossonay (-[after 1244, maybe after 29 Jun 1250, or later?]).  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” [Burtigny, Marchissy, Vich] to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[953].  The Feb 1255 (O.S.) charter quoted below under his brother Jacques indicates that Jean [II] was excluded from their father’s succession.  No indication has been found of the cause of the original dispute, or whether the event occurred before or after their father’s death.  The continuing disputed succession to Cossonay is indicated by the charter dated 15 Oct 1267 which records that “Cono dictus Ferrens, de Pentala...” [Conon Ferrers de Penthalaz] donated property to Bonmont promising to have the donation ratified “propter quam in castro et dominio de Cossonai fuerit dominus stabilis et firmus[954].  Charrière speculates that Jean [II] was displaced by his brother Jacques, with the support of Pierre Comte de Savoie, that Jean took part in the rebellion against Pierre who was defeated at Chillon (1244[955], which Charrière wrongly dates to 1266), and that the brothers’ uncle Jean de Cossonay Bishop of Lausanne claimed the seigneurie de Cossonay from Jacques, noting that these speculations remain in part unproven by contemporary documentation[956].  No definite reference has been found to Jean [II] after his supposed involvement in the 1244 rebellion.  [“Willelmus comes Gebenensis et Rodulphus filius eius” notified “fideli suo filio domini de Cossonay” that he was henceforth the vassal of “domino Petro de Sabaudia”, in respect of fiefs “inter Aruam et Drancum ex parte orientali lacus gebenensis et inter clusam de Iayz et pontem de Barges ex altera parte eiusdem lacus” with specified exceptions, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[957].  As noted below under Jean’s brother Jacques, Wurstemberger reproduced this document differently naming the addressee “domino Jacobo de Cossonay[958].  As the original charter does not name “filio domini de Cossonay”, the phrase could refer either to Jean [II] or Jacques.  Andenmatten suggests it refers to Jean [II], the war between the brothers maybe explaining the imprecise language[959], but as noted in this paragraph no other document has been identified which confirms that Jean was alive at that date.  Another possibility is that Jacques was the only son who was alive or not exiled at the time, leaving no room for doubt if his name was omitted.]  [A series of later documents has been attributed to Jean [II], particularly by Charrière.  Williams suggests that all these documents refer more probably to Jean de Cossonay-Prangins, son of Guillaume de Prangins, from the junior branch of the family (see below), highlighting in particular that Commugny (the subject of the 22 Sep 1264 and 27 Sep 1274 documents) is located near Nyon and Prangins, both seigneuries of the Cossonay-Prangins branch, as was Bioley cited in the 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.) document[960].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay et de Prangins et filii eius” declared having no right “in domo de Cuminiaco” [Commugny], acquired by Pierre Comte de Savoie, by charter dated 22 Sep 1264[961].  It is uncertain whether this charter is misdated and in fact reflects the 27 Sep 1274 charter quoted below.  “Johannes dominus Cossoniaci et filii sui” acknowledged having no claim over “in domo Cumuniaci” [Commugny] by charter dated 27 Sep 1274[962].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” enlarged the fief of “donzel Jacques, fils du donzel Jean de Senarclens” by charter dated 1279, Charrière suggesting that the document relates to Jean [III] (see below)[963], which does not explain the apparent absence from the document of Jordane, mother and guardian of Jean [III] who was young at the time.  Charrière suggests that the following document relates to Jean [II][964]: “Johannes dominus de Prengins...et liberos suos” swore homage to Rudolf King of Germany for “castrum suum de Byole...et castellaniam de Prengins” by charter dated “sabbato ante festum beati Gregorii” 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.)[965].  He bases his argument on the supposition that Jean de Cossonay Seigneur de Prangins was deceased at the time, but as will be seen below this is not certain.]  Williams suggests that Jean’s disappearance from the records in the Pays de Vaud may be explained because he went to England, where references have been found to persons named Cossonay who were possibly Jean’s sons[966]

2.         JACQUES de Cossonay (-[before May 1274]).  “...Jacobo filio Humberti de Cossonay” witnessed the Jan 1250 (O.S.) charter under which “Rodolphus de Roa” [Rodolphe de Rue, another previous opponent of Pierre de Savoie and ally of Cossonay and Genevois[967]] swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie[968].  [“Willelmus comes Gebenensis et Rodulphus filius eius” notified “fideli suo filio domini de Cossonay” that he was henceforth the vassal of “domino Petro de Sabaudia”, in respect of fiefs “inter Aruam et Drancum ex parte orientali lacus gebenensis et inter clusam de Iayz et pontem de Barges ex altera parte eiusdem lacus” with specified exceptions, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[969].  This document has been reproduced differently by Wurstemberger: Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève and his son Rodolphe instructed “domino Jacobo de Cossonay” to swear homage to Pierre Comte de Savoie for fiefs he held from “Comite Gebennensi...omnium feodorum sibi competentium inter flumina Arve et Drancie, ex oriente lacus Gebennensis, et inter Clusam de Jaix et pontem de Barges” because of the hypothecation given by Comte Pierre, by charter dated 29 Jun 1250[970].  As the original charter does not name the “filio domini de Cossonay”, the phrase could refer either to Jean [II] or Jacques: Andenmatten suggests it refers to Jean [II], the war between the brothers maybe explaining the imprecise language[971], but as noted above no other document has been identified which confirms that Jean was alive at that date.  Another possibility is that Jacques was the only son who was alive or not exiled at the time, leaving no room for doubt if his name was omitted.]  Jacques became Seigneur de Cossonay after his father died, presumably with continuing support from Comte Pierre as shown by the following document: “Jacobus filius et heres bone memorie Humberti domini de Cossonay” swore homage to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “feudum...in mandamento...de Cossonay...in villa de Pentala [et] in villa de Bremblems” by charter dated Feb 1255 (O.S.)[972].  A charter dated 27 Feb 1260 (O.S.) records an arbitral judgment between the chapter of Lausanne and “Jacobum dominum de Cossonay” concerning “terris...de Payri, Nars, Warnerens, Sugnyens” [Peyres, Naz, Vuarmerens, Sugnens][973].  “Jaquetus dominus de Cossennay” confirmed his allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum et villam de Cossenay” by charter dated 29 Jun 1271[974].  “Jaquet seigneur de Cossonay” promised to submit to the judgment of Philippe Comte de Savoie in all matters, in particular those concerning the bishop of Lausanne, by charter dated 7 Jul 1271[975].  Guy de Chablie acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of his fiefs by charter dated Dec 1272[976].  Jacques’s wife was first named without him in the May 1274 charter cited below, which suggests that he was deceased at the time.  [Several documents, apparently dated subsequently appear to contradict this suggestion.  Williams highlights that these documents have been dated in the catalogue according to the dates mentioned in the texts, which presumably may not be the dates on which they were issued.  Other possibilities include “Jacques” representing a scribal error for his son Jean [III] or the catalogue dating being based on a misidentification or other error at the time of transcription[977].  Raimond Ros de Rivirole acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of certain properties by charter which refers to services rendered in Dec 1275[978].  “Nicolas fils de feu Vaultier et Etienne fils de Girard de Disy” acknowledged the suzerainty of “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” in respect of their fiefs held in Jan 1277 (O.S.)[979].  “Jean de Siviriez” [Sévery] acknowledged holding various revenues from “Jacques seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated 12 May 1280[980].]  m ([1266/67] or after) as her second husband, JORDANE de Champvent, widow of GIROLD [II] de la Tour, daughter of HENRI [I] de Grandson Seigneur de Champvent & his wife --- (-30 Mar [1297/1303], bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  For discussion about her first marriage, follow her hyperlink.  It should be noted that no document has been found which names Jordane’s second husband.  While his identity is implied by the Cossonay documents in which she and her son are named, it is not claimed that his identity is more than a reasonable conjecture on the basis of the available circumstantial evidence and the conclusions of earlier scholarship.  Jordana domina de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated May 1274 under which “Petrus dictus pans de Grancie domicellus” relinquished rights in “decima Sti Petri...in villa...Sonarclens” [Senarclens] in favour of Romainmôtier[981].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay, du consentement de Jean son fils” granted certain properties to “Pierre d’Ecublens” by charter dated 6 Jul 1276[982].  “Jordana dna de Cosonay...” witnessed the charter dated Aug 1277 under which “Perreta relicta Willelmi de Rota [de Rue] burg. de Cosonay, Humbertus, Henricus, Jacobus et Jordana eiusdem filii” sold property in “Monte la Vila” to Romainmôtier[983].  “Perrinus filius quondam Aubertet de Cossonay” sold property “in vila...Monte Vila” [Mont-la-Ville] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Perrete uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1277 (O.S.), witnessed by “Jordana dna de Cosonay...[984].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay” enfeoffed “Jean et Pierre, fils de Pierre de Senarclens” with certain properties by charter dated Dec 1278[985].  A judgment dated 1279 confirmed the jurisdictional rights of “Jordane dame de Cossonay et vidomne d’Ollon” in criminal prosecutions[986].  A charter dated Apr 1279 records an agreement between “Jordane dame de Cossonay, Jean son fils” and “Jean de Cossonay dit Senarclens” regarding the fiefs of the latter[987].  “Jordana domina de Cossennay et Johannes filius eius dominus eiusdem loci” confirmed the donation of “decimam suam de Chiblie” [Chibliez] made to Cossonay priory by “domini de Cossonay, predecessores nostri” by charter dated Nov 1282[988].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils seigneur de ce lieu” mortgaged “leurs dîmes de Thierrens, de Correvon, d’Ogens, de Glatigny...” to the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated May 1292[989].  A charter dated Jan 1292 (O.S.) records an exchange between “Pierre d’Allyens” and “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils[990].  A charter dated 4 Apr/23 May 1297 records an arbitral judgment between Saint-Maurice and “Jordanam dominam de Cossonay et Aymonem de Greisie [Greisy] domicellum tutoris...Alexie, Beatricis, Ysabelle et Jaquete filiarum ipsius Ay(monis) ac Francisci filii eiusdem Ay(monis)” concerning “vicedominatum de Oluns[991].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 30 Mar of “dna Jordana de Chanuent mater dni Johannis dni de Cossonay[992]Jacques & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [III] de Cossonay ([after 1266/67]-[Feb 1304/Jun 1306]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms the name of Jean [III]’s father, although it is difficult to identify an alternative to Jacques considering the absence from the sources of Jacques’s brother Jean [II] as discussed above.  Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Jordane dame de Cossonay, du consentement de Jean son fils” granted certain properties to “Pierre d’Ecublens” by charter dated 6 Jul 1276[993].  “Pierre d’Ecublens” sold property “au territoire d’Arens” to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Mar 1280 (O.S.)[994].  “Jordana domina de Cossennay et Johannes filius eius dominus eiusdem loci” confirmed the donation of “decimam suam de Chiblie” [Chibliez] made to Cossonay priory by “domini de Cossonay, predecessores nostri” by charter dated Nov 1282[995].  “Jean dit Mont” swore homage to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” for various properties “au territoire de Bière” by charter dated 1286[996].  “Pierre Sénéchal de Rue” sold property to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Feb 1288 (O.S.)[997].  A charter dated 10 Aug 1291 names “...Johannem dominum de Cossonay...” as guarantors for Amédée V Comte de Savoie in his agreement with representatives of Bern[998].  “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils seigneur de ce lieu” mortgaged “leurs dîmes de Thierrens, de Correvon, d’Ogens, de Glatigny...” to the chapter of Lausanne by charter dated May 1292[999].  A charter dated Dec 1292 records a treaty between “Johannes dominus de Cossonay” and “Johannes dominus de Sarrata[1000].  A charter dated Jan 1292 (O.S.) records an exchange between “Pierre d’Allyens” and “Jordane dame de Cossonay et Jean son fils[1001].  A charter dated 21 Oct 1297 records the renewal of the peace agreed between “dominum Willermum episcopum, Humbertum dominum de Villars, et dominum de Cossonay” and “dominum Ludovicum de Sabaudia dominum Vaudi[1002], which presumably links to the undated incomplete document, probably dated to 1297, which records a peace proposal between “dominum Lodouicum de Sabaudia” [Seigneur de Vaud] and “Johannem dominum de Cossonay”, listing the latter’s rights over various fiefs which he would hold from the former[1003].  A charter dated 5 Jul 1300 records the final peace agreement between Guillaume Bishop of Lausanne and Louis de Savoie Seigneur de Vaud and between the latter and certain fiefholders including “...les segnours...de Cossonay...Jehant de Cossonay[1004].  The testament of “Guillaume de Champvent évêque de Lausanne”, dated 20 May 1301, named as executors “...Otton de Champvent son frère, Jean seigneur de Cossonay son neveu...[1005].  “Jean de Cinquenove” granted his property in the dioceses of Lausanne and Constance to “Jean seigneur de Cossonay son cousin” by charter dated Jul 1302[1006].  The precise family relationship between the two persons named has notbeen ascertained.  “Guillaume fils de feu Hugon dit de la Dorier” declared himself “homme taillabel de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” by charter dated Feb 1303 (O.S.)[1007].  By charter dated Jun 1306, “Petrus prior de Cossonay et Girardus de Chessaux, vicarius dicti loci” noted the seals of “nobilis viri domini Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay...[et] curie Lausannensis” on the following document: “Johannes dominus de Cossonay domicellus” acknowledged owing money to “Henrico monaco consanguineo meo” by charter dated May 1302[1008].  The family name of “Henrico monaco” is not specified: guessing his precise connection to the Cossonay family is futile.  m ([1285?], Papal dispensation 26 Jan 1286) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Thoire et Villars, daughter of HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his first wife Marguerite --- (-after 5 Apr 1315).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Jul 1308 charter quoted below which names her brother Humbert (assuming that he was “sire d’Aubonne”, which has not otherwise been confirmed).  Pope Honorius IV granted a late dispensation for the marriage of “Johannis de Cossonay” and “Margaretæ de Villariis” despite their 4o consanguinity, noting that the couple had been ignorant of their family relationship, dated 26 Jan 1286[1009].  Considering the likely date of her husband’s birth, it is unlikely that the couple were married much before the date of the dispensation.  Charrière suggests that their consanguinity may have been through the comital family of Burgundy[1010].  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[1011].  Marguerite de Thoire et Villars dame de Cossonay donated property to Cossonay priory, for the souls of “feu son mari Jean seigneur de Cossonay et feue Jordane mère du dit seigneur”, by charter dated Feb 1306 (O.S.)[1012]Marguerite de Thoire et Villars veuve du...sire Jean et Louis seigneur de Cossonay leur fils” granted the right to construct a castle “dans la paroisse de Vuillerens” to “Pierre de Duin” by charter dated Jul 1308, sealed by “Marguerite de Villars...son frère Humbert sire d’Aubonne...[1013].  She married secondly as his second wife, Aymon de la Palud Seigneur de Varambon.  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[1014]Jean [III] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          HUMBERT de Cossonay (-after Jul 1323).  The Dec 1306 charter quoted below suggests that Humbert was his parents’ oldest son.  However, his brother Louis succeeded their father although other documents show that Humbert was living at the time.  Maybe he was excluded from the succession because of some infirmity.  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[1015].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[1016].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[1017]Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[1018]

ii)         LOUIS [I] de Cossonay (-before Jul 1333).  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[1019]Seigneur de Cossonay

-        see below

iii)        AIMON de Cossonay (-6 Mar 1375).  Co-seigneur de Cossonay.  “Aymon coseigneur de Cossonay” consented to various sales by charter dated Aug 1303[1020]Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[1021].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[1022]Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[1023].  Canon at Lausanne.  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay” acknowledged the innocence of “Jaquetum filium Perrini Cononis burgensis de Cossonay” in a murder and accepted his homage by charter dated May 1339[1024].  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.?)[1025].  “Aymo et Johannes eius nepos domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Johannes filius quondam Nichodi de Vouflens villa domicellus et Johannodus eius nepos filius quondam Nichodi fratris dicti Johannis” regarding jurisdiction “in villa et territorio de Vouflens villa” by charter dated Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[1026].  In addition to the above, Williams lists charters dated 3 Nov 1334, 3 Jul 1338, 9 May 1340, 1 Apr 1341, 1 Jun/1Jul/1 Aug 1344, 22 Feb 1346 (O.S.), 29 Mar 1346 (O.S.), 19 Sep 1348, 23 Jun 1351, 13 Jan 1354 (O.S.) in which Aimon was named[1027]Bishop of Lausanne 1355.  The testament of Aimon Bishop of Lausanne, dated 3 Mar 1374 (O.S.), named “son...petit-neveu Louis sire de Cossonay, fils du défunt...Jean seigneur de Cossonay”, substituting “Louis de Cossonay seigneur de Bercher chevalier son neveu...Isabelle fille du susnommé défunt Jean sire de Cossonay chevalier[1028].  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 6 Mar 1374 (O.S.) of “dns Aymo de Cossonay episcopus Laus.” and his donations[1029]

iv)        JEANNETTE de Cossonay (-after 6 Jun 1341).  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, by charter dated Jul 1323[1030].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux, époux de Johanette de Cossonay...” sold harvest to the convent of Mont-de-Sainte-Marie, naming as guarantors “...Aymon de Cossonay et Jean son neveu”, by charter dated 6 Jun 1341[1031].  Estavayer notes her son Pierre de Billens, second husband of Marguerite de Grandson, and “Jean et Pierre de Billens leur fils décédés”, named in their mother’s 1377 charter[1032]m ([Jul 1323]) as his second wife, HUMBERT de Billens Seigneur de Palézieux, son of NICOLAS [I] co-Seigneur de Billens, Seigneur de Palézieux & his wife Marguerite --- (-before 5 May 1357[1033]).  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[1034].  

v)         ELEONORE [Perronette] de Cossonay (-before 10 Nov 1339).  Charrière records her parentage and marriage, and in a later passage names their son Aymon de la Palud, who made a mutual aid treaty with his cousin Jean [IV] Seigneur de Cossonay dated 25 Nov 1348 (recorded in a charter dated 1412)[1035].  Guichenon records her husband’s ancestry, notes her husband’s donation to Chassagne for her soul dated 10 Nov 1339, but says that the marriage was childless (incorrectly as shown by the following documents)[1036].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[1037]The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax[1038].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...[1039].  “Guigo de Palude dominus Varambonis” sold “media pars hereditatis…domini Johannis de Cossonay”, adjudged to him by arbitral decision, to Amédée VIII Comte de Savoie, noting his descent from “domina Helinel de Cossonay...filia...Johannis domini quondam de Cossonay” who married “Petro de Palude domino Varambonis”, their son “dominus Aymo de Palude” whose son was “Guigo”, by charter dated 6 Oct 1412[1040]m (before 5 Apr 1315) as his first wife, PIERRE de la Palud Seigneur de Varembon [en Bresse], son of AIMON de la Palud Seigneur de Varembon & his first wife Jeanne de Montbel (-after 23 Jun 1361). 

vi)        [--- de Cossonay .  Charrière suggests her parentage and marriage to explain the consanguinity between the Cossonay and Varax families as well as the latter’s claim to succeed to Cossonay in the early 15th century[1041]The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax[1042].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...[1043]m --- Seigneur de Varax [en Bresse], son of ---.] 

3.         [two or more] daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by the 1 Aug 1246 charter quoted above. 

 

 

LOUIS [I] de Cossonay, son of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Cossonay & his wife Marguerite de Thoire et Villars (-before Jul 1333).  “Margareta de Vilars domina de Cossonay, Humbertus et Ludouicus filii dicte Margarete ac...Johannis quondam domini de Cossonay” donated revenue to Lac-de-Joux, for the anniversary of “mariti nostri quondam...patris nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1306[1044]Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Marguerite de Thoire et Villars veuve du...sire Jean et Louis seigneur de Cossonay leur fils” granted the right to construct a castle “dans la paroisse de Vuillerens” to “Pierre de Duin” by charter dated Jul 1308, sealed by “Marguerite de Villars...son frère Humbert sire d’Aubonne...[1045].  “Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” donated the hospital at Cossonay to Cossonay priory, promising to procure the consent of “Humbertus et Aymo fratres mei”, by charter dated Dec 1311[1046].  “Humbert Louis et Aymon fils de Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold revenue from their castles of Cossonay, Berchier, L’Isle and Luins to “Otton seigneur de Grandson” to pay “Marguerite leur mère, mariée en secondes noces à Aymon de la Palud” and for the dowry of “Perronette leur sœur, femme de Perronet fils dudit Aymon de la Palud”, by charter dated 5 Apr 1315[1047]Lodovicus dominus de Cossonay” granted Cossonay priory the right to a secular chaplain in the hospital at Cossonay by charter dated May 1321[1048].  “Lodovicus et Aymo fratres domini de Cossonay” granted rights to the citizens of Cossonay, in return for “dote sororis nostre Johanete quam Humbertus de Billens dominus de Palleysious duxit in uxorem”, promising the adherence of “Humbertum fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated Jul 1323[1049].  A charter dated Nov 1326 records an agreement between Cossonay priory and “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay[1050].  He is recorded as deceased in his wife’s Jul 1333 charter cited below. 

m (Papal dispensation 28 Mar 1317) ISABELLE de Grandson, daughter of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de Grandson & his [second] wife Blanche de Savoie-Vaud (-5 Jul ----, after 3 Jan 1367)Pope John XXII granted dispensation for the marriage of “Ludovicum de Cassonay” and “Isabellam filiam n. v. Petri de Grandissono” despite their 4o consanguinity, [at the request of] “Ottonis ipsius Isabellæ patrui”, dated 28 Mar 1317[1051].   Pierre de Grandson seigneur de Belmont” acknowledged his debt to “Louis seigneur de Cossonay” relating to the dowry of “Isabelle sa femme, fille dudit seigneur de Belmont” by charter dated Dec 1320[1052]Aymon coseigneur de Cossonay chanoine de Lausanne et dame Isabelle veuve de Louis seigneur de Cossonay son frère” agreed that the former had “la tutelle des enfants dudit Louis” in return for “le château, lieu et châtellenie de Berchier” as dower for the latter, by charter dated Jul 1333[1053].  The necrology of La Chartreuse de la Lance records the anniversary 5 Jul of “dne Ysabelle de Grandissono dne de Cossonay“ and her donation[1054].  Her testament was dated 3 Jan 1366 (O.S.)[1055]: Charrière records that Isabelle founded anniversaries for her deceased husband, but notes that “les autres dispositions du testament...ne sont pas connues[1056]

Louis [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN [IV] de Cossonay (-[15 Nov 1366/16 Jul 1369])Co-seigneur de Cossonay (with his uncle Aimon).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.?)[1057].  “Aymo et Johannes eius nepos domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Johannes filius quondam Nichodi de Vouflens villa domicellus et Johannodus eius nepos filius quondam Nichodi fratris dicti Johannis” regarding jurisdiction “in villa et territorio de Vouflens villa” by charter dated Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[1058].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles filius quondam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay” reached agreement with “Franciscus de Bectens domicellus filii Hugueti de Bectens domicelli” regarding the latter’s homage by charter dated 25 Jul 1358[1059].  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[1060].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” sold harvest “sur sa part de la dîme de Penthalaz” to “[les] donzels de Mex” by charter dated 15 Nov 1366[1061].  He is named deceased in the 16 Jul 1369 of his son Louis, quoted below.  m (10 Nov 1343) LOUISE de Montbéliard, daughter of HENRI de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes de Bourgogne (-after 18 May 1384, bur Cossonay Saint-Pierre).  “Aymes et Jehan seneis, sire de Cossonay” confirmed having received from “monsr. Henry conte de Montbeliart seignour de Montfacon, pere de damoiselle Loyse ma famme...du dict Jehan” dowry, assigned “sur nostre chastel de Lile pres de Cossonay et Villars bosons” by undated charter[1062].  Charrière records her marriage dated 10 Nov 1343[1063].  “Henri fils du feu chevalier Girard de Disy” sold property to “Jacques Besançon notaire bourgeois de Cossonay”, with the consent of “le révérend seigneur Aymon de Cossonay évêque de Lausanne, noble Jean seigneur de Cossonay, noble Louise femme de celui-ci, et Girard de Cossonay seigneur de l’Isle chevalier son frère”, by charter dated May 1359[1064].  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, requested burial “in ecclesia beati Pauli de Cossonay...cum predicto domino Johanne...viri mei”, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee”, and named as executors “Henricum de Montebellicardo dominum de Orbaz...nepotem meum...et...Ludovicum dominum de Cossonay et de Berchier milites[1065].  “Louise de Montbéliard dame de Cossonay et de l’Isle, veuve de feu Jean seigneur de Cossonay” sold her parental succession rights to “Etienne de Montbéliard seigneur de Montfaucon son frère” by charter dated 18 May 1384[1066]Jean [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LOUIS [II] de Cossonay (-in Italy [27 Feb/17 Jul] 1383)Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Guillermus de Grandissono dominus de Sancta Cruce et de Albona” granted toll exemptions on “fluvium aque Albone” to “nepoti meo Ludovico domino de Cossonay filio quondam bone memorie domini Johannis nepotis mei” by charter dated 16 Jul 1369[1067].  “Louis sire de Cossonay” swore allegiance to Guy de Prangins Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Apr 1375[1068].  Williams cites other charters dated 10 Apr 1375, 16 Jan 1375 (O.S.), 2 Apr 1377, 31 Aug 1381, 11 Jun 1382 (two) and 8 Feb 1383 (N.S.?) in which Louis [II] was named[1069]Charrière suggests that Louis died after 27 Feb 1383 when the testament of Amédée VI Comte de Savoie names “...Ludovicum de Cossonay dominum de Berthié...”, without the title “Seigneur de Cossonay” (Louis [II]’s paternal uncle who succeeded his nephew, see below), among the executors[1070].  The 1 Dec 1387 charter of his uncle Louis [III], quoted below, shows that Louis [II] died in Italy.  m (before 12 Oct 1375) as her second husband, MARGUERITE d’Oron, widow of FRANÇOIS [II] Seigneur de La Sarraz, daughter of AIMON d’Oron Seigneur de Bossonens & his wife Philiberte [Philippine] de Chevron (-after 24 Apr 1410).  Charrière notes her parentage and three marriages, records that she was named as Louis’s wife in a charter dated 1375, and notes that their marriage contract was cited in a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and her sister “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex[1071].  The testament of [her father] “Aymon d’Oron seigneur de Bossonens et d’Attalens”, dated 12 Oct 1375, bequeathed payments to “sa fille Marguerite...en vertu du contrat de son premier mariage avec feu François de la Sarra chevalier...rente en vertu du contrat de son présent mariage avec Louis seigneur de Cossonay...le château de Bossonens[1072].  She married thirdly François de Challant Seigneur de Challant, de Montjouvet, de Châtel-Saint-Denis et de Surpierre, later Comte de Challant.  Charrière notes a charter dated 30 Aug, 3/20 Sep, Oct 1394 which records a dispute between her third husband and “Catherine épouse de Jean de Blonay sire du château de Bex” her sister[1073].  The testament of Marguerite d’Oron, dated 24 Apr 1410, named as her heirs “[les] deux fils qu’elle avait eus de François sire de La-Sarra[1074].  Louis [II] & his wife had four children: 

i)          LOUISE de Cossonay (-[12 Apr 1395/14 Apr 1398]).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1075]Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1076].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[1077].  She succeeded her great-uncle as Dame de Cossonay.  “Jean de Challant seigneur de Cossonay et Louise dame de ce lieu” granted privileges to Senarclens by charter dated 12 Apr 1395[1078]m (before 12 Apr 1395) JEAN de Challant, son of IBLET Seigneur de Challant et de Montjouvet & his wife --- (-after 12 Apr 1395).  

ii)         JEANNE de Cossonay (-[6 Apr 1406/1407], bur Cossonay).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1079].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1080].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[1081].  She succeeded her sister as Dame de Cossonay.  “Johanna domina de Cossonay filia bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filiique quondam...Johannis domini de Cossonay avi nostri uxorque...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis dominis de Cossonay” granted privileges to the town of Cossonay by charter dated 14 Apr 1398[1082].  “Jeanne dame de Cossonay femme...[de] Jean de Rougemont chevalier” granted property at Villars-Boson to “Jean Devivaz...” by charter dated 28 Mar 1406[1083].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), requested burial in the parish church of Cossonay, bequeathed property to “consanguineis suis dominis de Varembon et de Varras...Aymoni bastardo de Cossonay“ and named “maritum suum...dominum Johannem de Rubeomonte militem” as her universal heir[1084].  Charrière describes in detail the various claims made to the Cossonay inheritance after the death of Jeanne de Cossonay[1085]m (before 14 Apr 1398) as his first wife, JEAN de Rougemont, son of HUMBERT Seigneur de Rougemont et d’Usie & his wife Alix de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] (-after 31 Aug 1417).  Seigneur de Cossonay, de iure uxoris.  “Johannes de Rubeo monte miles dominus de Cossonay” established weights of meat for sale in the town of Cossonay by charter dated 4 Oct 1404[1086].  The testament of Alix de Neuchâtel Dame de Rougemont, dated 14 Sep 1414, appointed as her heirs “Thibaud de Rougemont Archévêque de Besançon et Jean de Rougemont Seigneur de Buxières ses fils[1087]

iii)        CLAUDINE de Cossonay (-1394 or after).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1088].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1089].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs[1090].  Charrière records her testament dated 1394[1091].  

iv)        NICOLETTE de Cossonay (-[17 Jul 1383/15 May 1386]).  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1092].  Nicolette’s absence from the 15 May 1386 charter quoted above which names her sisters suggests that she was deceased at the time. 

b)         ISABELLE de Cossonay (-[1382/17 Jul 1383]).  Charrière records her testament dated 1382[1093].  The testament of “Ludovica de Montebellicardo domina de Cossonay relictaque inclite recordationis...Johannis domini de Cossonay militis”, dated 17 Jul 1383, named as her heirs “Ludovicam, Johannetam, Glaudiam, Nicholetam, filias condam...Ludovici domini de Cossonay filii mei...et...Johannis domini de Cossonay...viri mei...et Nicholetam filiam condam...Guillermi domini de Montagnye leymons et Ysabelle eius uxoris filie mee[1094].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1095].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, named as successive substitute heirs “Nicolette fille de feu Guillaume sire de Montagny...[1096]m (contract 16 Jul 1377[1097]) GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montagny-les-Monts, son of AIMON [IV] de Montagny-Belp Seigneur de Montagny[1098] & his wife --- (-before 15 May 1386). 

2.         GUILLAUME de Cossonay (-after 1369).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.)[1099].  Prior of Payerne.  Guillaume had [two] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         ANTOINETTE bâtarde de Cossonay (-after 1409).  Charrière records her parentage and two marriages, both her husbands “bourgeois de Cossonay”, her mention as a widow in 1396, her possible second marriage, and the testament dated 1409 of “Antoinaz nutrita de feu Guillaume de Cossonay prieur de Payerne” which named as her heirs her daughter by her first marriage and her then husband[1100]m firstly AIMON Domgirard, son of --- (-before 1396).  [m secondly JEAN Carrel, son of ---.] m [secondly/thirdly] JEAN de Tourrel, son of --- (-after 1409). 

b)         [AIMON bâtard de Cossonay (-after 6 Apr 1406).  Charrière suggests that Guillaume was the father of “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay, donzel, auteur de la branche illégitime de la maison de ce nom[1101].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay donzel[1102].  The testament of “Marguerite de Salabruche”, dated 14 Sep 1394, bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay[1103].  The testament of “Johanna domina de Coussonay filia...deffuncti Ludovici quondam domini de Cossenay et uxor...Johannis de Rubeomonte militis”, dated 6 Apr 1405 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “...Aymoni bastardo de Cossonay[1104].] 

-        COSSONAY, branche bâtarde[1105]

3.         LOUIS [III] de Cossonay (-[Sep 1394/12 Apr 1395], maybe 19 Sep 1394, bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  “Aymo condominus de Cossonay, Guillelmus et Ludovicus fratres filii quondam felicis recordationis...Ludovici domini de Cossonay, militis...et...Johannes nepos mei dicti Aymonis frater noster Guillelmi et Ludovici predictorum...miles” confirmed the earlier agreement with the citizens of Cossonay by charter dated Feb & Mar 1346 (O.S.)[1106].  Seigneur de Bercher: “Loys de Cossonay seignour de Berchier et Marguerite de Sarbruches sa femme” acknowledged receipt of payment from “mon...oncle Monsr de Montbeliart” by charter dated 1365[1107].  “Monsr. Loys de Cossonay chevalier” acted as guarantor for “Monsr. Louis seignour de Montjoye”, imprisoned at Blâmont castle by “Monsr. Thiebaut seignour de Nuefchastel” by charter dated 23 Jun 1373 “en la forterace et donjon de Berchie[1108].  The testament of Amédée VI Comte de Savoie, dated 27 Feb 1383, names “...Ludovicum de Cossonay dominum de Berthié...” among his executors[1109].  He succeeded his nephew Louis [II] as Seigneur de Cossonay.  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay [et] de Berchie miles”, in his own name and as guardian of “Ludovice, Johannete et Claudie filiarum bone memorie...Ludovici domini de Cossonay...nepotis nostri et Nycolete filie quondam...Guillelmi domini de Montagnio le Mons”, granted property at Villars-Boson and L’Isle to “Johanni dicto Brallion, de Arsier” by charter dated 15 May 1386[1110].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1111].  The testament of Louis [III] Seigneur de Cossonay, dated 1387, requested burial “dans l’église de la bien-heureuse Marie de Lausanne...auprès de Jordane dame de Cossonay”, named “Louise, Jeanne et Claudines ses petites-nièces...” as his heirs, substituting successively “Nicolette fille de feu Guillaume sire de Montagny...un des mâles de la famille de Varembon [la Palud], qui donnerait alors quatre mille florins d’or au sire de Varax...[le] sire de Varembon, le même sire de Varax...un des enfants de Jean de Varax”, and bequeathed property to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay donzel[1112].  The testament of Amédée VII Comte de Savoie, dated 1 Oct 1391, named “Bonæ de Borbonio comitissæ Sabaudiæ eius...genitricis cum...Ludovici domini de Cossonay” as his executors[1113].  He died before 12 Apr 1395 when his niece Louise is named as dame de Cossonay (see above).  The necrology of Lausanne Cathedral records the death 19 Sep of “Ludouico de Cossonay[1114], which Charrière suggests relates to Louis [III], noting an inventory dated 1441 which records a donation made by him to the church[1115].  m (before 1365) MARGARETA von Saarbrücken, daughter of [JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken & his second wife Marguerite de Grancey] (-[14 Sep 1394/[Mar] 1395, bur Lausanne Notre-Dame).  Charrière names Margareta as the daughter of Simon von Saarbrücken and his wife Marguerite de Savoie-Vaud[1116].  Margareta’s appointment of Eudes [VII] Seigneur de Grancey as her heir in her testament, cited below, suggests that she was the daughter of Johann [I] Graf von Saarbrücken by his second wife who was Eudes [VII]’s paternal aunt.  No direct family relationship has been found between Simon von Saarbrücken and the Grancey family, which makes Margareta’s testament difficult to understand if Simon was her father.  This suggestion appears corroborated by Margareta’s absence from the 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud, which names his nephew Johann von Saarbrücken and refers to Johann’s two sisters [presumably referring to Mathilde and Johanna] but does not refer to a third sister [Margareta][1117]Loys de Cossonay seignour de Berchier et Marguerite de Sarbruches sa femme” acknowledged receipt of payment from “mon...oncle Monsr de Montbeliart” by charter dated 1365[1118].  The testament of “Marguerite de Salabruche”, dated 14 Sep 1394, requested burial at Lausanne Notre-Dame, named “Odon sire de Grancey chevalier” as her heir in the duchy of Burgundy and bequeathed all her other assets to her husband Louis Seigneur de Cossonay, except bequests to “Aymon bâtard de Cossonay[1119].  Charrière suggests that she predeceased her husband as no record has been found which indicates her holding the castle of Bercher in her own name[1120]

4.         GERARD de Cossonay (-[May 1359/Dec 1362]).  “Humbert de Billens chevalier sire de Palaisieux et son fils Aimon tous deux chevaliers” borrowed money from “Pierre de Billens sire de Joux et Marguerite de Grandson son épouse”, mortgaging “le château de Palaisieux”, naming as guarantors “Pierre comte de Gruyère, Jean sire de Cossonay, et son frère Girard”, by charter dated 1359[1121].  Seigneur de l’Isle.  “Henri fils du feu chevalier Girard de Disy” sold property to “Jacques Besançon notaire bourgeois de Cossonay”, with the consent of “le révérend seigneur Aymon de Cossonay évêque de Lausanne, noble Jean seigneur de Cossonay, noble Louise femme de celui-ci, et Girard de Cossonay seigneur de l’Isle chevalier son frère”, by charter dated May 1359[1122].  “Jean seigneur de Cossonay chevalier, frère [de]...Girard, et qui avait succédé aux biens de ce dernier” confirmed an earlier charter issued by the last-named by charter dated Dec 1362[1123].  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1124]

5.         AGNES de Cossonay (-before 1 Dec 1387).  “Ludovicus dominus de Cossonay et de Berchier miles” assigned the legacies of “quondam nobilis Agnes soror nostra...dominus Girard de Cossonay...frater noster” to Cossonay Saint-Paul, for the souls of “...bone memorie...Johannes dominus de Cossonay miles...frater noster quondam...nepotem nostrum Ludovicum filium suum...in partibus Ytallie decessus”, and added his own donations by charter dated 1 Dec 1387[1125]

 

 

Prangins was allocated to Guillaume de Cossonay in [1230/32] under the division of Cossonay family territories which followed the death of his father.  As noted in the Introduction to this section above, Prangins is located on the western shore of Lake Geneva, about 40 kilometres south-west of Lausanne, on the northern outskirts of Nyon.  Situated originally in the old county “des Equestres” (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS), the seigneurie de Prangins included the town of Nyon and the castles of Mont-le-Vieux and Bioley.  The family also possessed the seigneuries de Grandcour and Bellerive in Le Vully.  Guillaume de Cossonay’s descendants also possessed the seigneuries of Grandcour and Bellerive in Le Vully (present-day Swiss canton of Fribourg).  At the end of 1292, suzerainty over the lands of the seigneurs de Prangins were partitioned between Amédée V Comte de Savoie and his brother Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1126]

 

GUILLAUME de Cossonay, son of JEAN [I] de Cossonay & his wife Agnes --- (-[13/16] Sep 1267).  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” donated land “iuxta Memorei” to Oujon, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et filii mei Humbertus et Guillelmus”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1225[1127]Jean Seigneur de Prangins and his sons Humbert, Jean canon at Lausanne, and Guillaume donated water for the mill at Suaz to Saint-Maire de Lausanne by charter dated 1226[1128]Johannes donnus Cossoniaci” notified his agreement with Lausanne Saint-Maire, with the consent of “A(gnetis) uxoris nostre et V(mberti) et W(illelmi) et A(medei) filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 19 Mar 1229 (O.S.)[1129]Seigneur de Prangins.  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” donated “partem meam decimarum de Britinie, de Marchisie et de Vizo” to Bonmont, with the consent of “domina Agnes --- mater mea...frater meus Humbertus dominus de Cossonay et uxor eius Contessons et Johannes filius eorumdem...alii duo fratres mei Johannes cantor Lausannensis et Amadeus”, by charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.)[1130].  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” [Dully, Verney near Brussins] to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[1131].  A charter dated 1248 records a dispute between Guillaume de Prangins and Oujon relating to various donations[1132].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1133].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” [Crassier, Grens, Vich, Burtigny] in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1134].  The testament of Guillaume Seigneur de Prangins, dated 25 May 1256, named “episcopum Lausannensem fratrem suum...dominam Alys uxorem suam, tutricem et dominam totius terre sue, quamdiu voluerit cum filiis suis commorari[1135].  “Willelmus dominus de Prengins” confirmed that “Guido de Monte castello meo...” sold land to Bonmont by charter dated 1254[1136].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” mortgaged “decimas...de Quinsins” to Bonmont by charter dated 24 Jun 1258[1137].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1138].  “Williermus dominus de Prengins” granted annual harvest to “Ysabelle de Gresie uxori Johannis filii nostri” by charter dated 13 Jun 1262[1139].  “Williermus de Pringins miles” donated payments to Bonmont for his anniversary by charter dated 13 Sep 1267[1140]

m firstly (before Aug 1238) ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1238).  “Wullielmus dominus de Prengyns” donated “decimas de Delui et de Verney...” to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “Helisabete uxoris mee et Humberti domini de Cossonay fratris mei”, by charter dated Aug 1238[1141]

m secondly (after 1238) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 16 Mar 1268).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1142].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1143].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1144].  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1145]

Guillaume & his second wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN de Prangins ([1240?]-[25 May/23 Sep] 1284).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” granted rights in the mill at Montlaçon to Bonmont, with the consent of “domine Alys uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri”, by charter dated 1249[1146].  His mother’s identity is confirmed by the 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.) charter cited below, although Charrière suggests that, despite the wording of that document, the chronology indicates that Jean was born from his father’s first marriage[1147].  However, Jean’s marriage “before 13 Jun 1262” would be consistent with his birth in [1240], assuming that his father’s first wife died soon after the Aug 1238 charter in which she is named.  Alix being Jean’s mother also appears consistent with his father’s 25 May 1256 testament quoted above.  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” renounced claims to “decimis...in parrochiis de Cracie, de Grens, de Viz, et de Britignie” in favour of Bonmont, recalling what “Johannes pater meus” did, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee et Johannis filii mei”, by charter dated mid-Nov 1253[1148].  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1149]Seigneur de Prangins.  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1150].  “Johannes [...dominus] de Pringins domicellus” confirmed an agreement between “Widonem de Brusinez...” and Filly convent by charter dated 31 May 1271[1151].  “Johannes dns de Prangins” sold property “in villa et territorio de Brussins” to Romainmôtier, naming “Jacobum condominum de Albona” as guarantor, by charter dated 10 Jan 1272 (O.S.?)[1152].  A charter dated 1276 records the arbitration of a dispute between Jean Seigneur de Prangins and Payerne convent relating to Bassins[1153].  Jean de Prangins presumably died before 23 Sep 1284, the date of the charter quoted below in which his brother is named “Aymo dnus de Prangins”.  [In addition to the above, a series of documents has been attributed to Jean [II] Seigneur de Cossonay, particularly by Charrière.  Williams suggests that all these documents refer more probably to Jean Seigneur de Prangins, highlighting in particular that Commugny (the subject of the 22 Sep 1264 and 27 Sep 1274 documents) is located near Nyon and Prangins, both seigneuries of the Prangins branch, as was Bioley cited in the 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.) document[1154].  “Johannes dominus de Cossonay et de Prangins et filii eius” declared having no right “in domo de Cuminiaco” [Commugny], acquired by Pierre Comte de Savoie, by charter dated 22 Sep 1264[1155].  It is uncertain whether this charter is misdated and in fact reflects the 27 Sep 1274 charter quoted below.  “Johannes dominus Cossoniaci et filii sui” acknowledged having no claim over “in domo Cumuniaci” [Commugny] by charter dated 27 Sep 1274[1156].  “Jean sire de Cossonay” enlarged the fief of “donzel Jacques, fils du donzel Jean de Senarclens” by charter dated 1279, Charrière suggesting that the document relates to Jean [III] Seigneur de Cossonay (see above)[1157], which does not explain the apparent absence from the document of Jordane, mother and guardian of Jean [III] who was young at the time.  Charrière suggests that the following document also relates to Jean [II] Seigneur de Cossonay[1158], although the basis for his supposed involvement in Prangins is unclear:  Johannes dominus de Prengins...et liberos suos” swore homage to Rudolf King of Germany for “castrum suum de Byole...et castellaniam de Prengins” by charter dated “sabbato ante festum beati Gregorii” 10 Mar 1284 (O.S.)[1159].  He bases his argument on the supposition that Jean Seigneur de Prangins was deceased at the time, but the only certainty appears to be that he died before 23 Sep 1284.]  m firstly (before 13 Jun 1262) ISABELLE de Greysier, daughter of --- (-after 13 Jun 1262).  “Williermus dominus de Prengins” granted annual harvest to “Ysabelle de Gresie uxori Johannis filii nostri” by charter dated 13 Jun 1262[1160].  She is named as mother of Ancelisia in the undated charter quoted below.  m secondly (before 26 Mar 1275) GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  “Johannes dominus de Prengins” noted that “dom(inus) Aymo comes Gebenn(ensis)” had granted “tutelam liberorum Petri dicti de Sala de Cletis” to “michi et Guill(eleme) uxori mee”, swore allegiance to Comte Aimon for the duration of the guardianship, by charter dated 26 Mar 1274 (O.S.)[1161].  Jean & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ANCELLIE de Prangins (-after 10 Jan 1302).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” to “Peronetus eius frater” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299, witnessed by “Humbertus frater dicte Ancelliy...”[1162].  “Petrus filius Johannis de Prangins, domicelli” transferred back “castro [et] castellania Dudo de Monz” to “Ancellyy eius sorori” by charter dated 10 Jan 1301 (O.S.)[1163]

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

b)         HUMBERT de Prangins (-after 18/20 Apr 1299).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299, witnessed by “Humbertus frater dicte Ancelliy...”[1164].  The wording of the witness clause suggests that Humbert was the full brother of Ancellie, although this is not beyond all doubt. 

Jean & his [first/second] wife had four children:

c)         PIERRE de Prangins (-after 23 Jan 1323).  “Ancellyy filia Johannis de Prangins domicelli” granted her share in the succession of “Johannis eius patris predicti et Isabelle eius matris quondam” in “castro et castellania de Mons...Byoley...de Prangins...de Bellariva...de Grantcort...de Greysis...de Sessens” to “Peronetus eius frater” by charter dated 18/20 Apr 1299[1165].  It is not clear from this document whether Ancellie and Pierre shared the same mother.  The following document suggests that Isabelle was only the mother of Ancellie: an undated charter, maybe dated to the early 15th century, which records disputes between Bonmont and the county of Gruyère and notes donations made by “Vullermus pro tunc dominus de Prengins, de Mons, du Byolley, de Marchissie...”, actions by “Johannes filius predicti Vullermi, domini de Prengins...et...Ancellesia filia ipsius Johannis et nepta dicti Vullermi...Peroneto fratri suo...Ysabelle ipsius Ancellesie matris”, the latter dated 1299, by “Petrus filius predicti Johannis de Prengino...dominus predicti castri de Monte...” dated 1301[1166].  “Petrus filius Johannis de Prangins, domicelli” transferred back “castro [et] castellania Dudo de Monz” to “Ancellyy eius sorori” by charter dated 10 Jan 1301 (O.S.)[1167].  The wording of his second wife’s 23 Jan 1322 (O.S.) charter cited below suggests that Pierre was still alive at that date.  Charrière discusses possible descendants of Pierre until the early 15th century[1168]m firstly (before 1310) as her second husband, ALIX d’Aubonne, widow of --- d’Aubonne, daughter of JEAN co-Seigneur d’Aubonne & his wife --- (-[1310/12]).  “Girard et Etienne d’Aubonne, de Lausanne” claimed property, in their name and in the name of “Alexie leur mère fille de Jean coseigneur d’Aubonne et remariée à Pierre de Prangins” by charter dated 1310[1169]m secondly ([1311/12]) PERRETTE de Cheseaux, daughter of GUILLAUME dit Assentiz de Chesaux & his wife ---.  “Perette et Isabelle filles de feu Guillaume dit Assentiz de Cheseaux donzel” sold property to “Johannod fils de feu Guillaume, fils de Pierre de Cheseaux”, with the consent of “Pierre de Prangins donzel mari de la prénommée Perrette...Guiot l’époux d’Isabelle”, by charter dated 1312[1170].  “Perette de Cheseaux femme de Pierre de Prangins” is named in a charter dated 23 Jan 1322 (O.S.)[1171]

d)         JEAN de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1172]

e)         BLANCHE de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1173]

f)          ALIX de Prangins (-after 1 Sep 1297).  A charter dated 1 Sep 1297 names “Jean de Prangins chanoine de Genève...Brianca et Alyse, celle-ci femme de Guillaume de Charrères”, siblings of Pierre, consenting to the transfer of rights to “Prangins, Bioley, Mont, Grandcour, Bellerive” to Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud[1174]m (before 1297) GUILLAUME de Charrères, son of ---. 

2.         GUILLAUME de Prangins (-after 1259).  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1175]

3.         ISABELLE de Prangins .  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1176]

4.         AGNES de Prangins .  “Willermus dominus de Prengins” sold “molendinum...de Britignye” to Bonmont and confirmed its possessions in the seigneurie de Prangins, with the consent of “Alys uxoris mee Johannis et Williermi filiorum meorum, Ysabele et Agnetis filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 1259[1177]

5.         AIMON de Prangins ([after 1259]-after 21 Jul 1306).  His absence from the 1259 charter quoted above suggests that Aimon was born after that date.  “Alesia dame de Prangins tutrice de son fils Aymon, et Jean son fils aîné” donated land “Comba...Ver...” to Filly, bequeathed to the convent by “Guillaume dominus noster de Prangins”, by charter dated 16 Mar 1267 (O.S.)[1178]Seigneur de Prangins (presumably on behalf of his minor nephew): “Aymo dnus de Prangins” settled a dispute with Romainmôtier concerning “domo de Brussins” by charter dated 23 Sep 1284[1179].  Seigneur de Nyon: “Aymo de Prengins dominus de Nyons” confirmed the sale of the mills of Coster and Lusigny made to Bonmont by “domini Willermi de Prengins quondam patris nostri” by charter dated 18 Oct 1284[1180].  A charter dated late-Jun 1291 was sealed by “Aymonis de Pringins domini de Nyons[1181].  Letters dated 29 Apr 1295 record the settlement of a dispute between “comitem Amedeum Sabaudie” and “Aymonem de Mons, filium quondam domini Vullelmi, domino de Prangino et de Nyviduno” concerning “castrum et villam de Nyviduno[1182]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS d’ESTAVAYER

 

 

Estavayer is located near the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel, about four kilometres north-east of Payerne in the present-day Swiss canton of Fribourg, near the border with Vaud canton.  The reconstruction of the Estavayer family shown below is tentative and includes many uncertainties.  Two early secondary sources have been used: Grangier’s late-18th/early 19th century Annales d’Estavayer[1183] and Fritz Chabloz’s 1883 review of ‘Les premiers sires d’Outre-Areuse’[1184].  Grangier’s detailed summaries of primary source documents suggests that he had access to the originals (unfortunately he does not quote the precise texts). but his conclusions about the earliest generations of the family are inconsistent with the source material quoted below.  Chabroz describes many sources, most without citation references, and some of his conclusions are open to debate as will be seen below.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows its own reconstruction[1185], based it seems on the information in the 1938/39 Archives héraldiques suisses[1186]

 

 

[Two siblings].  Chabloz says that Conon [I] was the son of “Raynald I qui vivait en 1135”, adding that documents name him “dominus” in 1145 and 1157 (no source citations)[1187].  This information has not been verified.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Reynald I, 1090/1156” as the son of “Robert d’Estavayer 1090, 1118[1188].  As the primary sources which correspond to these dates have not been identified (they are not cited by either Grangier or Chabloz), it has not been possible to verify this information. 

 

1.         CONON [I] d’Estavayer (-after 1184).  “...Cono de Stavail...” witnessed the charter dated 1177 under which Berthold IV Hezog von Zähringen confirmed property of Payerne[1189].  A charter dated 1177 confirms an agreement between Théla abbey and “domnus Cono de Stavaia” who renounced certain rights[1190].  “Domnus Cono de Estanay, Willelmus filius eius, Galcherus de Fonz, Galcherus de Estauay...Petrus et Willemus fratres de Estauay milites...Raymundus de Estauay” witnessed the 1184 charter which records a sale by “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” to Théla abbey[1191]m ---.  The name of Conon’s wife is not known.  Conon [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] d’Estavayer (-[15 Sep 1241/29 May 1244]).  “Domnus Cono de Estanay, Willelmus filius eius...” witnessed the 1184 charter which records a sale by “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” to Théla abbey[1192]Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  

-        see below

b)         RENAUD [II] d’Estavayer (-before 1260).  He is named as Guillaume’s brother in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited below.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  

-        see below

c)         CONON d’Estavayer .  Provost of Lausanne.  He is named as Guillaume’s brother in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited below.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  

2.         [---.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by an undated charter under which “Petrus seneschaudus domini Cononis de Estavaye” donated property to Théla, witnessed by “Cono de Estavaye, Petrus de Fonz, nepos domini Cononis de Estavayer[1193].  The second witness would have been this person’s son, assuming that “nepos” was used in its strict sense of nephew.  m --- de Font, son of ---.] 

 

 

Senior branch of the Estavayer family: 

 

GUILLAUME [I] d’Estavayer, son of CONON [I] d’Estavayer & his wife --- (-[15 Sep 1241[1194]/29 May 1244]).  “Domnus Cono de Estanay, Willelmus filius eius...” witnessed the 1184 charter which records a sale by “Petrus et Willelmus filii Galcherii de Blonay” to Théla abbey[1195]Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  The 1 Jun 1218 marriage contract between “Thomas comes Savoye...filiam suam Margaritham” and “Comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg” records money to be paid “in man Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé[1196].  “Wulelmus et Reinaldus domini de Estauaiel...R. destauaiel…” witnessed the 4 Jul 1224 charter which records a dispute between “Wulelmum de capella militem et Wulelmum fratrem Umberti...super hereditate Burcardi quondam villici de Dunmartin[1197].  “...Petrus de Estauaiel sacerdos...Wulelmus et Cono domini de Estauaiel...” witnessed the 3 Sep 1225 charter issued by “Richardus frater Remundi...[1198].  “Dominus Wilhelmus de Estavayer...” witnessed the charter dated 20 Apr 1229 under which “Berchtoldus dominus Novi Castri” donated property to the monks of Saint-Jean[1199].  A charter dated 18 Oct 1230 records a sale by Théla abbey to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of “dominorum de Stavaiel...Cononis prepositi Lausannensis, Willelmi et Raynaldi fratrum, et Willelmæ uxoris domini Willelmi et Pontiæ uxoris domini Cononis defuncti et filiorum suorum Raynaldi et Willelmi, Sibillæ uxoris domini Raynaldi et filiorum eius Willelmi, Petri, Henrici, Jacobi, et filiarum Andæ, Clementiæ, Petronillæ[1200].  A charter dated 14 Dec 1231 records “Wulelmus dominus de Estauaiel” holding a fief from the bishop of Lausanne[1201]: Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer dates this document to 1241[1202]Guillaume is named as deceased in the 29 May 1244 charter cited below. 

m GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  She is named as Guillaume’s wife in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  It is not known whether she was the mother of his children or whether they were born from an earlier marriage. 

Guillaume [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         CONON [II] d’Estavayer (-[3 Jul 1226/18 Oct 1230]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but the order of names in the 3 Sep 1225 charter cited below indicates that Conon was junior to Guillaume and therefore could have been his son.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  “...Petrus de Estauaiel sacerdos...Wulelmus et Cono domini de Estauaiel...” witnessed the 3 Sep 1225 charter issued by “Richardus frater Remundi...[1203].  “...Renaldus et Cono domini de Hestauayel...Unbertus de Hestauayel...” witnessed the 3 Jul 1226 charter issued by “Vldricus filius Uuillenci militis de Paterniaco...[1204].  He is named deceased in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  m PONTIE, daughter of ---.  She is named as Conon’s wife in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  Conon [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         RENAUD [IV] d’Estavayer (-[before Jun 1291?]).  He is named “nepos” of Guillaume in the 29 May 1244 charter cited below, the term in this case presumably indicating grandson.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  A charter dated 29 May 1244, recording peace between the bishop of Lausanne and the counts of Savoy, records the former granting to the latter “quicquid ecclesia Laus. habebat vel habere...apud Estavaya [acquired from] Willelmo quondam domino de Estavaya Raynaudo Willelmo et Johanne fratribus nepotibus suis Willelmeta filia sui consentientibus” for which “Raynaudus” swore homage[1205].  “Reynaldus et Willermus clericus et Johannes fratres condomini de Estavaye” settled disputes with “Girardum et Lambertum fratres de Corgie domicellos et Johannem nepotem eorundem” by charter dated Apr 1252[1206].  “Raynaldus Johannes et Willermus fratres de Estauayaco, et Petrus Maior de Cugie miles” swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum sive domum de Fons” by charter dated 27 Oct 1265, sealed by “Jaqueti condomini de Estayaco[1207].  [“...Renaldi condomini de Estavayer” sealed the 15 Apr 1268 charter which records the settlement of a dispute between the prior of Bevaix and “dominam Sibillam matrem Jacobi condomini de Estavayer, et dominum Girardum de Rupeforti et dominum Petrum de Asnens militem[1208].  It is not known whether this document refers to Renaud [IV] or Renaud [III], or indeed whether the two were in fact the same person as discussed below.]  Renaud died before the Jun 1291 charter cited below.  m ---.  The primary source which names Renaud’s wife has not been identified.  Europäische Stammtafeln says that she was “Brisette (de Montagny), T v (Aimon II Sire de Montagny)”[1209], information which has not been verified.  Renaud [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          CONON [III] d’Estavayer .  He is named as brother of Gérard in the Jun 1291 charter cited below.  same person as...?  CONON d’Estavayer (-1330 or after).  Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records that “Henri, Richard, Aymon et Wuillelme, fils de feu Wuillelme d’Estavayer” claimed ”le droit de bamp et de clames sur les ressortissants du coseigneur Conon” who claimed the same right, arbitrated by “Guillaume d’Estavayer, de l’archidiacre de Lincoln et de deux coseigneurs d’Estavayer, le chevalier Pierre, frère de Guillaume et leur cousin Reynald” who found in favour of Conon who compensated the four brothers, by charter dated [before 23] Apr 1318[1210].  The testament of “Conon coseigneur d’Estavayer”, dated 1330, bequeathed his property to ”les mâles de la maison d’Estavayer”, requiring them to give first right of refusal to other members of the family should they wish to sell them[1211].  This document indicates that Conon died without male heirs. 

ii)         GERARD d’Estavayer (-after Jun 1291).  “Girard, fils de feu Renaud, coseigneur d’Estavayer” sold his share in their father’s inheritance to ”son frère Conon, donzel” and declared himself Gérard’s vassal, while Conon ceded to Gérard “sa part du verger dit de Chenaux avec les censes qu’ils possèdent en commun dans les villages de Cugy, Aumont, Montet” and promised to provide the dowry for “leur sœur Clémence”, by charter dated Jun 1291, witnessed by “Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer donzel [=Guillaume [III], uncle of the two brothers?], Girard coseigneur du dit lieu...” and sealed by “dom Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer et chanoine de Lausanne...[1212].  This information has been copied into Europäische Stammtafeln[1213], but its accuracy has not been verified. 

iii)        CLEMENCE d’Estavayer (-after Jun 1291).  She is named as sister of Gérard in the Jun 1291 charter cited above, when she was unmarried. 

b)         GUILLAUME [III] d’Estavayer (-[Jun 1291/17 Oct 1299]).  He is named as brother of Renaud in the 29 May 1244 charter cited above.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  “Reynaldus et Willermus clericus et Johannes fratres condomini de Estavaye” settled disputes with “Girardum et Lambertum fratres de Corgie domicellos et Johannem nepotem eorundem” by charter dated Apr 1252[1214].  Guillaume presumably resigned his ecclesiastical position before the following document.  “Raynaldus Johannes et Willermus fratres de Estauayaco, et Petrus Maior de Cugie miles” swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum sive domum de Fons” by charter dated 27 Oct 1265, sealed by “Jaqueti condomini de Estayaco[1215]Girard, fils de feu Renaud, coseigneur d’Estavayer” sold his share in their father’s inheritance to ”son frère Conon, donzel...” by charter dated Jun 1291, witnessed by “Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer donzel [=Guillaume [III], uncle of the two brothers?], Girard coseigneur du dit lieu...” and sealed by “dom Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer et chanoine de Lausanne...[1216]He is named as deceased in the 17 Oct 1299 charter witnessed by his son Richard.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Sibille de Vuicherens T v Wuillelme Rr u Marguerite de Rossillon”[1217].  This information has not been verified.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had children (Europäische Stammtafeln names four other children[1218])

i)          HENRI d’EstavayerGrangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records that “Henri, Richard, Aymon et Wuillelme, fils de feu Wuillelme d’Estavayer” claimed ”le droit de bamp et de clames sur les ressortissants du coseigneur Conon” who claimed the same right, arbitrated by “Guillaume d’Estavayer, de l’archidiacre de Lincoln et de deux coseigneurs d’Estavayer, le chevalier Pierre, frère de Guillaume et leur cousin Reynald” who found in favour of Conon who compensated the four brothers, by charter dated [before 23] Apr 1318[1219].  “Jean coseigneur d’Estavayer, fils de feu Rollin” sold property to ”Henri fils du coseigneur défunt Vuillelme”, with the consent of “Vuillelme, aussi coseigneur et fils du chevalier Renaud”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1327 (O.S.)[1220]

ii)         RICHARD d’Estavayer .  Priest at Bevaix: “...Richardus filius quondam Wulliermi condomini de Estavaye, curatus de Belfoz...” witnessed the 17 Oct 1299 charter under which “Rolinus filius quondam Girardi condomini de Estavaye” swore allegiance to “Petro condomino de Estavaye militi” for property[1221].  He was named in the [before 23] Apr 1318 charter cited above under his brother Henri.  Les frères Richard et Aymon coseigneurs d’Estavayer, fils de feu Vuillelme, et Jeannette femme d’Aymon” sold property to Estavayer convent by charter dated 3 Apr 1333[1222]

iii)        AIMON d’Estavayer .  He was named in the [before 23] Apr 1318 charter cited above under his brother Henri.  Les frères Richard et Aymon coseigneurs d’Estavayer, fils de feu Vuillelme, et Jeannette femme d’Aymon” sold property to Estavayer convent by charter dated 3 Apr 1333[1223].  “Aymon et Wuillelme coseigneurs d’Estavayer” sealed a charter dated 19 Dec 1334 and “y placèrent aussi celui de Pierre fils de feu Perrod, dont ils étaient tuteurs[1224]

-        Co-SEIGNEURS d’ESTAVAYER[1225]

iv)        GUILLAUME d’Estavayer .  He was named in the [before 23] Apr 1318 charter cited above under his brother Henri.  Aymon et Wuillelme coseigneurs d’Estavayer” sealed a charter dated 19 Dec 1334 and “y placèrent aussi celui de Pierre fils de feu Perrod, dont ils étaient tuteurs[1226]

c)         JEAN [II] d’Estavayer (-after 22 Nov 1280).  He is named as brother of Renaud in the 29 May 1244 charter cited above.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  “Reynaldus et Willermus clericus et Johannes fratres condomini de Estavaye” settled disputes with “Girardum et Lambertum fratres de Corgie domicellos et Johannem nepotem eorundem” by charter dated Apr 1252[1227].  “Raynaldus Johannes et Willermus fratres de Estauayaco, et Petrus Maior de Cugie miles” swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum sive domum de Fons” by charter dated 27 Oct 1265, sealed by “Jaqueti condomini de Estayaco[1228].  “Jahans ensemble sires de Estevaie” requested from “dame Sibilie dame de Nuefchastel” a fief (“sus tau chalonie” = fishing rights in the Areuse[1229]) which he had held from “Bertot seignor de Nuefchastel...” by charter dated 22 Jan 1266 (O.S.?)[1230].  “Jacobus miles et Johannes condominus de Estavayaci” declared having ceded pasturage rights to Bevaix five years before “in nemoribus...inter Arosam et nemus...Setil...” by charter dated 22 Nov 1280[1231].  [same person as...?  JEAN d’Estavayer (after Nov 1299).  This co-identity has not been confirmed, although no other reference to a Jean d’Estavayer at that time has been found.  Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records the testament of “Othon de Bonvillars, chevalier, fils de feu Wilhelme”, dated [before 23] Nov 1299, in which he donated “les censes...au village de Pommiers...” to the Dominicans at Eichissye, for the souls of himself and family members and in addition ”...Wuillelme de Valères, Jean Coseigneur d’Estavayer[1232].  Jean’s inclusion suggests a family relationship with the testator, but an Estavayer/Bonvillars family connection has not otherwise been identified.]

2.         GUILLELME d’Estavayer (-after 29 May 1244).  She is named as daughter of Guillaume in the 29 May 1244 charter cited above, presumably then unmarried or widowed as no husband is named. 

 

 

Junior branch of the Estavayer family: 

 

RENAUD [II] d’Estavayer, son of CONON [I] d’Estavayer & his wife --- ([1185/90?]-before 1260).  He is named as Guillaume’s brother in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  “Wulelmus et Reinaldus domini de Estauaiel...R. destauaiel…” witnessed the 4 Jul 1224 charter which records a dispute between “Wulelmum de capella militem et Wulelmum fratrem Umberti...super hereditate Burcardi quondam villici de Dunmartin[1233].  “...Renaldus et Cono domini de Hestauayel...Unbertus de Hestauayel...” witnessed the 3 Jul 1226 charter issued by “Vldricus filius Uuillenci militis de Paterniaco...[1234].  A charter dated 18 Oct 1230 records a sale by Théla abbey to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of “dominorum de Stavaiel...Cononis prepositi Lausannensis, Willelmi et Raynaldi fratrum, et Willelmæ uxoris domini Willelmi et Pontiæ uxoris domini Cononis defuncti et filiorum suorum Raynaldi et Willelmi, Sibillæ uxoris domini Raynaldi et filiorum eius Willelmi, Petri, Henrici, Jacobi, et filiarum Andæ, Clementiæ, Petronillæ[1235]

m SIBYLLE, daughter of --- (-after 15 Apr 1268).  She is named as Renaud’s wife in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above, which provides no guarantee that she was the mother of all his children named in the same document.  Chabloz says that Sibylle was “peut-être une d’Usié”, noting the charter dated Aug 1259 cited below in which her supposed son Jacques named li sires d’Usies mes oncles[1236]A charter dated 15 Apr 1268 records the settlement of a dispute between the prior of Bevaix and “dominam Sibillam matrem Jacobi condomini de Estavayer, et dominum Girardum de Rupeforti et dominum Petrum de Asnens militem”, with the consent of “partium in Vuillermum dominum de Estavayer”, sealed by “Jacobus condominus de Estavayer...Renaldi condomini de Estavayer[1237]

Renaud [II] & his wife had seven children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] d’Estavayer (-after 1276).  He is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  A charter dated 15 Apr 1268 records the settlement of a dispute between the prior of Bevaix and “dominam Sibillam matrem Jacobi condomini de Estavayer...”, with the consent of “partium in Vuillermum dominum de Estavayer[1238]Europäische Stammtafeln names him “Wuillelme II, 1227 Rr 1271 cosn. d’Estavayer 1226/76”[1239], although the earlier dates could relate to Guillaume [I] of the senior branch.  The primary source which corresponds to the 1276 date has not been identified. 

2.         PIERRE d’Estavayer (-after 18 Oct 1230).  He is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  same person as…?  PIERRE [I] d’Estavayer (-after 1270).  Co-seigneur d’EstavayerEuropäische Stammtafeln shows “Pierre I, 1270 cosn. d’Estavayer”[1240].  As noted below, the same chart shows Jean [I] and Renaud [III] associated with the same date.  The corresponding primary source has not been found, so it has not been possible to verify whether it shows a family relationship between the three individuals, or indeed whether Pierre [I] was the same person as Pierre son of Renaud [II]. 

3.         HENRI d’Estavayer (-after 18 Oct 1230).  He is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above. 

4.         JACQUES d’Estavayer ([1220/25?]-[after Aug 1282]).  He is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above.  Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer incorrectly names Jacques as oldest son of Guillaume [I] Seigneur d’Estavayer (of the senior branch, see above)[1241]Co-seigneur d’Estavayer.  “Jaquaz sires dEstevaie en partie” declared the suzerainty of “Jehan conte de Bourgoigne et seignour de Salins” for “ma partie...en la chastellenie de Gorger” by charter dated Aug 1259, sealed by “li sires d’Usies mes oncles[1242].  “Raynaldus Johannes et Willermus fratres de Estauayaco, et Petrus Maior de Cugie miles” swore allegiance to Pierre Comte de Savoie for “castrum sive domum de Fons” by charter dated 27 Oct 1265, sealed by “Jaqueti condomini de Estayaco[1243].  He sealed his mother’s 15 Apr 1268 charter cited above.  A charter dated 15 Apr 1268 records the settlement of a dispute between the prior of Bevaix and “dominam Sibillam matrem Jacobi condomini de Estavayer, et dominum Girardum de Rupeforti et dominum Petrum de Asnens militem”, with the consent of “partium in Vuillermum dominum de Estavayer”, sealed by “Jacobus condominus de Estavayer...Renaldi condomini de Estavayer[1244].  “Jacobus miles et Johannes condominus de Estavayaci” declared having ceded pasturage rights to Bevaix five years before “in nemoribus...inter Arosam et nemus...Setil...” by charter dated 22 Nov 1280[1245].  He was named in his son’s Aug 1282 charter cited below, the wording suggesting that he may have been living at the time.  [Chabloz says that Jacques married firstly Jordane de Grandson, daughter of Gérard de Grandson Seigneur de la Sarraz & his wife Antoinette --- ([1220/25?]-after 1235), but cites no corroborating source[1246].  He suggests that the marriage explains the introduction of the name Gérard into the Estavayer family, although the sources cited below show that Jacques’s known wife Isabelle was the mother of his son Gérard.  Europäische Stammtafeln shows the same first marriage and parentage, presumably based on Chabloz, but adding that the couple were parents of Renaud [V], Conon and Guillaume [IV] (Chabloz says that Renaud [V] and Guillaume [IV] were sons of Jean [II] of the senior branch[1247])[1248].  Until more information comes to light, it is suggested that this supposed first marriage be treated with caution.]  m ([1254/59?]) ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after Feb [1319], bur [Estavayer]).  Her marriage date is estimated from the estimated birth date of her son Gérard.  She is named in her grandson’s 17 Oct 1299 charter cited below.  Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records the 29 Nov 1303 testament of “Isabelle veuve de Jacques, coseigneur d’Estavayer”, appointing as her universal heirs ”Jacques son fils et son petit-fils Rollin...fils de feu Gérard”, named as executors “son fils Jacques et son gendre Hermann de Crissier (Cressier)” in consultation with “son fils Jean de l’ordre des Frères Prêcheurs”, and named “sa fille Alexia[1249].  Grangier also cites a charter dated [before 24] Feb 1318 (O.S.?) in which Isabelle chose burial “dans l’église du couvent d’Estavayer”, made religious donations, and reserved property to herself for life[1250]Jacques & his [second] wife had children: 

a)         GERARD d’Estavayer ([1255/60?]-[Jun 1291/17 Oct 1299]).  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son.  “Petrus dominus de Vaumareuil...de consensu...Margarete uxoris mee, Ysabelle filie mee et Aymonis mariti eiusdem Ysabelle” sold “avoeriam de Warmondens et de Ponterousa et piscaria aque...Arousa...” to “Girardo filio domini Jacobi condomini de Estavaye” by charter dated Aug 1282[1251]Girard, fils de feu Renaud, coseigneur d’Estavayer” sold his share in their father’s inheritance to ”son frère Conon, donzel...” by charter dated Jun 1291, witnessed by “Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer donzel [=Guillaume [III], uncle of the two brothers?], Girard coseigneur du dit lieu...” and sealed by “dom Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer et chanoine de Lausanne...[1252]He is named as deceased in his son’s 17 Oct 1299 charter cited below.  m ALIX, daughter of ---.  She is named in her son’s 17 Oct 1299 charter cited below.  Europäische Stammtafeln says that she was Alexie de Neuchâtel, daughter of Amédée de Neuchâtel co-Seigneur de Neuchâtel & his wife Jordane de la Sarraz (-after Jun 1329), who married [secondly] Ulrich Herr von Thorberg[1253].  The primary source which confirms that is correct has not been identified.  Maybe it is speculative, based on the name of her son (“Rollin” [Rodolphe [V]] de Neuchâtel being her brother].  The chronology for this earlier marriage does not seem possible, given the birth of Gérard’s son Rollin estimated to [1280?] and assuming that the marriage of the parents of Alexie de Neuchâtel is correctly dated to [19 Dec 1269/70?] (follow her hyperlink).  In addition, Alexie was recorded in Jun 1329 with a son named Rollin by her [second] husband.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROLLIN d’Estavayer ([1280?]-before Feb [1321]).  His birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son.  “Rolinus filius quondam Girardi condomini de Estavaye” swore allegiance to “Petro condomino de Estavaye militi” for property “ultra Juram...et a castro de Vaumarcuys usque ad villam de Colomberio”, except “in castro de Gorgie et...in parrochia de Ponterousa”, with the consent of “Alesie matris et tutricis sue, domine Ysabelle avie sue et Jacobi avunculi sui”, by charter dated 17 Oct 1299, witnessed by “...dominus Otho de Bono vilario miles, Richardus filius quondam Wulliermi condomini de Estavaye, curatus de Belfoz...[1254].  He was named as deceased in the Feb 1320 (O.S.?) testament of “Renaud d’Estavayer” (see above)[1255]m ([1300/04?]) MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 8 May 1351).  Marie veuve de Rollin coseigneur d’Estavayer” donated property to Estavayer, with the consent of ”Jean et Jacques ses fils”, by charter dated 14 Apr 1324[1256]She was named (as living) in her son’s 14 Feb 1335 (O.S.) charter cited below.  Chabloz names Marie as daughter of Pierre [I] Co-seigneur d’Estavayer (no source cited)[1257]Estavayer records “Marie de Joux”, daughter of Henri Seigneur de Joux & his wife Guillemette de Montbéliard, as the wife of “Rollin co-seigneur d’Estavayé damoisel”, citing the following document: “Pierre co-seigneur d’Estavayé chevalier fils de feu Perrod” declared a debt owed to “Marie de Joux sa chère tante veuve de Rollin co-seigneur d’Estavayé”, naming “caution Arthaud d’Estavayé chevalier son frère co-seigneur de Gorgier” by charter dated 8 May 1351[1258].  However, it is possible that “tante” in this document was used in an extended sense and that Marie was not the debtor’s maternal aunt.  Rollin & his wife had children: 

(1)       JEAN d’Estavayer ([1305/07?]-).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was older than his sister Agnès, but bearing in mind that he was under age in the following document.  Jean, fils de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer”, with the consent of ”Vuillelme fils de feu Renaud coseigneur, so tuteur”, granted property to “sa sœur Agnès” by charter dated [before 25] Dec 1322[1259].  “Marie veuve de Rollin coseigneur d’Estavayer” donated property to Estavayer, with the consent of ”Jean et Jacques ses fils”, by charter dated 14 Apr 1324[1260].  “Jean coseigneur d’Estavayer, fils de feu Rollin” sold property to ”Henri fils du coseigneur défunt Vuillelme”, with the consent of “Vuillelme, aussi coseigneur et fils du chevalier Renaud”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1327 (O.S.)[1261]Johannes filius quondam Rolini condomini de Estavaye domicelli” sold “castrum meum...Guorgie...” to “Petro condomino de Estavayer...domino et consanguineo meo, filio quondam Perrodi nati bone memorie domini Petri condomini de Estavayer militis”, making further arrangements for after the death of “Maria matre mea”, by charter dated 14 Feb 1335 (O.S.?)[1262].  “Petrus, condominus de Estavaie, miles...” swore allegiance to “Ludovico de Sabaudia, domino Waudi” for “castrum de Gorgie”, noting the interests of “liberi Rolini condomini de Estavaie quondam...Johanne et Jaqueto filiis quondam dicti Rolini...”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1340[1263]

(2)       JACQUES dÉstevayerMarie veuve de Rollin coseigneur d’Estavayer” donated property to Estavayer, with the consent of ”Jean et Jacques ses fils”, by charter dated 14 Apr 1324[1264]Petrus, condominus de Estavaie, miles...” swore allegiance to “Ludovico de Sabaudia, domino Waudi” for “castrum de Gorgie”, noting the interests of “liberi Rolini condomini de Estavaie quondam...Johanne et Jaqueto filiis quondam dicti Rolini...”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1340[1265].  “Jacobus de Staviaco, filius quondam Rolini condomini de Staviaco, domicelli” swore allegiance to “Rodulphi comitis et domini Novi Castri” for certain annual revenue by charter dated 27 Feb 1341 (O.S.)[1266]

(3)       AGNES d’Estavayer ([1307/08]-).  Jean, fils de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer”, with the consent of ”Vuillelme fils de feu Renaud coseigneur, so tuteur”, granted property to “sa sœur Agnès” by charter dated [before 25] Dec 1322[1267].  “Agnès, fille de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer, âgée de quatorze ans, majeure” donated ”censes annuelles...avec  deux muids de froment qui lui avaient été assignés pour sa dot par son frère Jean, sur le moulin près de Lully” by undated charter[1268]

(4)       ELEONORE d’Estavayer .  “Jean fils de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer” sold rights in a wood to “Mermet dit Bel”, while “Eléonore sœur de Jean, ayant sa part de ces bois” also sold her share by charter dated 16 Jul 1335[1269]

b)         JACQUES d’Estavayer (-after 17 Oct 1299).  He is named as uncle of Rolin d’Estavayer in the 17 Oct 1299 charter cited above.  

5.         AUDE d’Estavayer .  She is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above. 

6.         CLEMENCE d’Estavayer .  She is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above. 

7.         PETRONILLE d’Estavayer .  She is named as Renaud’s son in the 18 Oct 1230 charter cited above. 

 

 

Members of the Estavayer family, belonging either to the senior or junior branch: the primary sources so far identified in which they are named are inconclusive in deciding their precise family connection. 

 

Two possible brothers.  Their sibling relationship is suggested by their both being named in 1270 as indicated below.  The corresponding document has not been found (it is not mentioned by either Grangier or Chabloz), so it has not been possible to verify whether it specifies a family relationship between them, or even names their father.  Europäische Stammtafeln says that they were sons of Renaud [II] of the junior branch of the Estavayer family[1270].  If that is correct, they would presumably have been born after the 18 Oct 1230 charter in which Renaud’s seven known children are named.  Europäische Stammtafeln also names “Pierre I, 1270 cosn. d’Estavayer”, identifying him (incorrectly?) as the second son of Renaud [II], which suggests that he was named in the same document with Jean [I] and Renaud [III].  Renaud [III]’s widow is named with her second husband in Salins, which suggests a family connection with Pierre [II] d’Estavayer (see below) who also moved to Salins.  As noted below, Chabloz says that Pierre [II] was the son of Jean [II] (although it is not certain that he is correct).  If Chabloz is right, presumably it is not impossible that Jean [I] and Renaud [III] were in fact the same persons as Jean [II] and his brother Renaud [IV] (assuming that Jeanne de Joux was the latter’s second wife): maybe they had another brother named Pierre who is unrecorded in other sources.  Until more information comes to light, Jean [I] and Renaud [III] are shown separately with parents unknown. 

 

1.         JEAN [I] d’Estavayer (-after 1284).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Jehan I, 1270 cosn. d’Estavayer, 1266/84” as the son of Renaud [II][1271].  The sources to which these dates refer have not been identified.    

2.         RENAUD [III] d’Estavayer (-after 1270).  Europäische Stammtafeln shows “Reynald III, 1270 cosn. d’Estavayer”[1272][“...Renaldi condomini de Estavayer” sealed the 15 Apr 1268 charter which records the settlement of a dispute between the prior of Bevaix and “dominam Sibillam matrem Jacobi condomini de Estavayer, et dominum Girardum de Rupeforti et dominum Petrum de Asnens militem[1273].  It is not known whether this document refers to Renaud [III] or Renaud [IV], or indeed whether the two were in fact the same person as discussed above.]  m (before 1269) as her first husband, JEANNE de Joux, daughter of --- (-after 1304).  The Archives héraldiques suisses names “Jehanne de Joux” as mother of Anne, as noted below.  She married secondly Jean FerrierEuropäische Stammtafeln records her family origin and two marriages[1274].  She has not been found in Estavayer’s study of the seigneurs de Joux[1275].  Her family origin and second marriage are confirmed, and her first marriage indicated, by the following document: Othon Comte Palatin de Bourgogne sold “la moitié indivivise de la Vicomté de Salins, pour dix livres de rente sur la saunerie de Salins” to “Dame Jeanne de Joux, dame d’Estavayer et à messire Jean Ferrier son mari” by charter dated [after 23] Apr 1304[1276].  Jeanne and Jean appear to be the same couple who are named in the following document: the testament of “Othoninus Morelli, de Salinis, Lincolniensis et Sancti Anatolii Salinensis ecclesiarum canonicus scolasticusque...”, dated 14 Oct 1343, bequeathed “totum jus michi...quod acquisivi a domina Elienor, filia quondam domini Johannis, dicti Ferrier, militis salinensis, et domina Johanna de Jura, uxore sua” to “domine mee, domine ducisse Burgondie...dominique de Salinis...de litte mota inter dominum Petrum cundam d’Estavayey et comparticipes...[1277].  Renaud [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNE d’Estavayer ([before 1269?]-28 Jul [1315 or after]).  The Archives héraldiques suisses records her parentage and notes that she was a nun at Maigrange (Fribourg) where she was abbess from 1289 to 1315, and died “28 VII[1278].  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that Anne would not have been installed as abbess if she was younger than 20 years old. 

 

 

Two brothers.  Europäische Stammtafeln names them as sons of Guillaume [II] d’Estavayer (junior branch) who is named above[1279].  On the other hand, Chabloz named Pierre [I] as the son of Jean [II] d’Estavayer, son of Conon [II] (of the senior branch, see above), noting that both Jean (22 Jan 1266 (O.S.) charter, see above) and Pierre (30 Mar 1311 (O.S.?) charter, see below) “tenait en fief de Rodolphe de Neuchâtel...la pêche de l’Areuse, du Gor dit Communal jusqu’au lac[1280].  At first sight, Chabloz’s suggestion seems plausible.  However, other documents cited here show the different branches of the Estavayer family exchanging properties from time to time: maybe this was the case with the fishing rights in the Areuse.  Until more information comes to light, the father of Pierre [I] and Guillaume is shown as unknown. 

 

1.         --- d’Estavayer ).  The possible identity of this person is discussed above.  m ([1248/54?]) --- [de Grandson], daughter of --- ([1230/40?]-).  This supposed person’s marriage and Grandson connection are indicated by the 3 Jul 1290 document, cited below, in which Othon de Grandson granted properties in Ireland to  her Pierre [II].  Pierre’s brother Guillaume is also named as Othon’s “nephew” in the 1 Dec 1289 document cited below, and Othon as Guillaume’s “uncle” in the 8 Sep 1308 document.  To explain these family relationships, Williams suggests that the father of Pierre [II] and Guillaume married an otherwise unrecorded sister of Othon de Grandson[1281], although (as is the case in trying to explain his family relationship with the other individuals named in primary sources as his “nephews”) it should be borne in mind that the term “nepos” could be used in an extended sense to indicate a more distant family relationship (either through the male or female lines) than nephew.  Her marriage date (indicated by the likely birth date of Pierre [II]) suggests that, if she was the daughter of Pierre [I] de Grandson, she would have been one of his older children, maybe even born from his possible first marriage.  Two children: 

a)         PIERRE [II] d’Estavayer ([1250/55?]-after 23 Jan 1322, bur Estavayer).  His birth date is estimated assuming that he was a young adult when first named in 1280, and bearing in mind the likely birth dates of his son and grandchildren shown below.  Co-seigneur d’Estavayer

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME d’Estavayer (-[1324] or 20 Oct 1326, bur Estavayer).  Kingsford says that Guillaume was the brother of Pierre d’Estavayer[1282].  The relationship is confirmed by Pierre’s 23 Jan [1321] testament.  Pope Nicholas IV, by bull dated 5 Nov 1289, granted indult to “Gerard de Wippens, canon of York, at the request of his uncle Odo de Grandison” and to “William de Estravaco, canon at Wells, another nephew of the said Odo” to “hold [their] benefices for three years without being ordained priest, which term has now passed for several months, to have the time extended to five years...[1283].  Pope Nicholas IV, by bull dated 1 Dec 1289, granted reservation to “William de Estanayco, of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, nothwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Wells and St. Maurice’s, Llangadok, in the diocese f St. Davids, the church of Grenestede, in that of Chichester, and the parish church of Lanpadarnvaur, annexed to the prebend of St. Maurice[1284].  An order dated 4 Jun 1290 names “king’s clerk...William de Estanayaco...[1285].  Canon at Lausanne: Girard, fils de feu Renaud, coseigneur d’Estavayer” sold his share in their father’s inheritance to ”son frère Conon, donzel...” by charter dated Jun 1291, witnessed by “Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer donzel [=Guillaume [III], uncle of the two brothers?], Girard coseigneur du dit lieu...” and sealed by “dom Guillaume coseigneur d’Estavayer et chanoine de Lausanne...[1286]Archdeacon of Lincoln: Le Neve records “William de Estiniaco, nominated by pope Nicholas IV in 1290” as archdeacon of Lincoln, adding that he exchanged the archdeaconry 13 Sep 1319 for the rectory of Stratford-upon-Avon with “John de Stratford[1287].  An order dated 6 Mar 1297 listing “Protections” includes “...William de Estaniaco, archdeacon of Lincoln and parson of the church of Grenested[1288].  Pope Clement V, by bull dated 8 Sep 1308, granted dispensation, at the request of “his uncle, Odo, lord of Grandison”, to “William de Estenaye, subdeacon, successively rector of Grenestode and of Lampadrewaur, in the dioceses of Chichester, and St. Davids, the latter of which he has resigned...to retain the same, and also the archdeaconry of Lincoln and canonries and prebends of Wells, and churches beyond the sea, and to be free from the obligation of being ordained priest for five years[1289].  An order dated 16 Jun 1307 records “William de Estanye, archdeacon of Lincoln, staying beyond seas, nominating Richard de Wenlok and Simon Udde his attorneys for three years”, similar letters dated 8 Apr 1309, 30 Jun 1311, 8 Nov 1313 (“Master William de Estanyaco”), 3 May 1316, 16 Feb 1318, 4 Apr 1320 (“Master William de Staneye”), and 8 Apr 1323 (“William de Estaniaco” no office) also appointing attorneys while overseas[1290].  Pope Clement V, by bull dated 1 May 1311, granted indult, at the request of “Otto de Grandison, whose nephew he is” to “William de Estenayaco, archdeacon of Lincoln...to visit his archdeaconry by deputy for three years[1291].  Seigneur de Surpierrre: “Guillaume d’Estavayé, archidiacre de Lincoln” bought “la seigneurie de Surpierre” from “[les] frères Louis, Humbert et Aymon [de Cossonay]”, who reserved the right of repurchase, and resold it in 1316 to “Othon seigneur de Grandson[1292]Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records that “Henri, Richard, Aymon et Wuillelme, fils de feu Wuillelme d’Estavayer” claimed ”le droit de bamp et de clames sur les ressortissants du coseigneur Conon” who claimed the same right, arbitrated by “Guillaume d’Estavayer, de l’archidiacre de Lincoln et de deux coseigneurs d’Estavayer, le chevalier Pierre, frère de Guillaume et leur cousin Reynald” who found in favour of Conon who compensated the four brothers, by charter dated [before 23] Apr 1318[1293].  Grangier also records “Guillaume l’archidiacre de Lincoln” making donations to Estavayer including revenue from property ”dans la ville et le territoire d’Avenches” by charter dated Dec 1318[1294]Prebend of Coringham: Le Neve records “William de Estainaceo, succeeded about 1291” at Coringham, adding that his successor succeeded in 1324 “vice Estainaceo resigned[1295].  An order dated 20 Jan 1319 records a “pardon to Simon de Beltoft for a disseisin committed upon William de Estaniaco, prebendary of Coringham in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln of [certain] tenements...[1296].  The testament of “Petrus dictus d’Estavoier miles”, dated 23 Jan 1321 (O.S.), chose burial “in ecclesia dominarum d’Estavoir, lausanensis diocesis”, appointed as heir “filium meum...Petrum, dictum d’Estavoier”, and named as executors “dominum Guillermum fratrem meum, dominum Renardum d’Estavoier...[1297].  A letter, included in a later copy of the early 14th century manuscript “Richard de Bury’s Letter Book”, from “William de Cusancia” to Henry Bishop of Lincoln requests permission for the exchange of offices between “William de Stanyaco, prebendary of Coringham in the church of Lincoln” and “William de Bono Vilario, the writer’s cousin, provost of the church Lausanensis”, in which he states that the former is “nephew of Lord Otho de Grandison[1298].  Pope John XXII, by bull dated 29 Jul 1326, granted “reservation of the canonry and prebend of Corinham, in Lincoln, void by the death of William de Estaniaco, who was about to make an exchange with William de Bonovillario, provost of Lausanne, but died five days before  his resignation, and on hearing this Bonovillario resigned the said canonry and prebend into which  he was inducted” to “Renaud de Cusancia[1299].  There is some difference about his date of death, as an epitaph at Estavayer records the burial of dominus Guillelmus de Estavayé...archidiaconus linconiensis” who died 20 Oct 1326[1300]

 

 

PIERRE [II] d’Estavayer, son of --- d’Estavayer & his wife [--- de Grandson] ([1250/55?]-after 23 Jan 1322, bur Estavayer).  His birth date is estimated assuming that he was a young adult when first named in 1280, and bearing in mind the likely birth dates of his son and grandchildren shown below.  An order dated 6 Jan 1280 granted revenue “out of the farm of the manors of Drax and Rasene, co. York...” to “Perot Staneye and Guy Ferree, king’s yeomen[1301], an order dated 7 Nov 1280 acquitting “John Bek for the payment to Peter de Staney, out of the issues of the manor of Rasene...[1302], an order dated 1 Nov 1281 recording that “Peter de Estaney and Guy Ferre, king’s yeomen” acknowledged receipt from “John Bek...for the issues of the manor of West Rasen[1303], and an order dated 20 May 1282 acquitting “John Bek” for the same payments made to “Peter de Staney, king’s yeoman[1304].  An order dated 3 Jul 1290 confirmed a charter of “Otto de Grandison” granting stated properties in Okonagh and Tipperary, Ireland to “Peter de Estanayaco (or Estanayco), his nephew”, with remainder to “John de Estratelinges, called ‘Russelet’, another nephew of the said Otto[1305].  An order dated 19 Jul 1290 records “Peter de Staney, going to the Holy Land, nominating John de Bruges and Roger de Wenlo for three years[1306].  Kingsford says that Pierre went “with Othon [de Grandson] to Acre, and does not seem to have returned to England[1307]Co-seigneur d’Estavayer: Charrière names “Othon sire de Grandson...Pierre co-seigneur d’Estavayé...” among the allies of the bishop of Lausanne in the war with Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud in 1295[1308].  An order dated 1 Apr 1298 records “Otto de Grandison, gone to the court of Rome on the king’s arduous affairs, nominating Peter de Stratelinges, knight, in Ireland, for three years”, and “Peter de Stanye, staying beyond seas, nominating Peter de Stratelenges in Ireland for two years[1309].  “Rolinus filius quondam Girardi condomini de Estavaye” swore allegiance to “Petro condomino de Estavaye militi” for property “ultra Juram...et a castro de Vaumarcuys usque ad villam de Colomberio”, except “in castro de Gorgie et...in parrochia de Ponterousa”, by charter dated 17 Oct 1299[1310].  A charter dated [late Jun/early Jul] 1300, records peace between Louis de Savoie Comte de Vaud, the bishop of Lausanne and certain nobles of the pays de Vaud including “...Monsi Pierre dEstavay[1311].  An order dated 25 Feb 1303 records “Peter de Staniaco, staying beyond seas, nominating Perrotus de Staniaco and William de Gyes for two years[1312].  A charter dated 30 Mar 1311 (O.S.?) records the arbitration settling a dispute between Rodolphe Comte de Neuchâtel and “Petrus condominus de Estavaye” concerning “pischariam aque...Arousa...et...advocatiam totius ville de Aurousa[1313].  “Rolinus condominus Staviaci filius quondam Girardi condomini dicti loci” sold “totam advocatiam de Pontarousa et de Warmondens cum...piscarie aque...Arousa” to “Rodolpho comiti et domino Novi Castri”, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee”, by charter dated Jun 1313, sealed by “domini Petri patris mei dicte Marie et domini Renaldi patrui nostri condominorum Staviaci...[1314]Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records that “Henri, Richard, Aymon et Wuillelme, fils de feu Wuillelme d’Estavayer” claimed ”le droit de bamp et de clames sur les ressortissants du coseigneur Conon” who claimed the same right, arbitrated by “Guillaume d’Estavayer, de l’archidiacre de Lincoln et de deux coseigneurs d’Estavayer, le chevalier Pierre, frère de Guillaume et leur cousin Reynald” who found in favour of Conon who compensated the four brothers, by charter dated [before 23] Apr 1318[1315]The testament of “Petrus dictus d’Estavoier miles”, dated 23 Jan 1321 (O.S.), chose burial “in ecclesia dominarum d’Estavoir, lausanensis diocesis”, appointed as heir “filium meum...Petrum, dictum d’Estavoier”, and named as executors “dominum Guillermum fratrem meum, dominum Renardum d’Estavoier...[1316]Chabloz records his burial “à Estavayer...dans l’église du couvent des Dominicains” (no source cited)[1317]

m JEANNE de Font, daughter of ---.  Grangier’s Annales d’Estavayer records the testament of “Jeanne de Font, épouse de Pierre d’Estavayer chevalier”, dated 1319, and ”pour satisfaire aux volontés de sa défunte épouse, Pierre, du consentement de son fils Perrod” donating revenue from “son fief de St-Aubin (Neuchâtel)...[et du] sel...aux salines de Salins” to Estavayer by charter dated Sep 1318, sealed by “les deux coseigneurs et chevaliers Pierre et Reynald d’Estavayer[1318].  [Europäische Stammtafeln names “Jeanne de Joux test. 24 Jun 1319 T v Henri II Sire de J” as wife of Pierre [II][1319].  This appears to be based on a misinterpretation of Estavayer’s suggestion that the same “Jeanne de Joux” married [Pierre [II]’s son] Perrod damoisel co-seigneur d’Estavayé et de Gorgier, mort en 1337”, which as noted below appears itself to be based on a misinterpretation of the charter dated 8 May 1351. 

Pierre [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         PIERRE [III] d’Estavayer ([before 1280?]-[1322] or before 19 Aug 1337).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when named in the 25 Feb 1303 document cited below.  An order dated 25 Feb 1303 records “Peter de Staniaco, staying beyond seas, nominating Perrotus de Staniaco and William de Gyes for two years[1320].  The testament of “Petrus dictus d’Estavoier miles”, dated 23 Jan 1321 (O.S.), chose burial “in ecclesia dominarum d’Estavoir, lausanensis diocesis”, appointed as heir “filium meum...Petrum, dictum d’Estavoier”, and named as executors “dominum Guillermum fratrem meum, dominum Renardum d’Estavoier...[1321]Chabloz records his death “jeune, en 1322” (no source cited)[1322]He is named as deceased in the 19 Aug 1337 charter which names his sons, quoted below.  m as her first husband, ISABELLE d’Oroz, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1331).  Robert records “Humbert de Vuillafans, fils de Hugues” who married “Isabeau d’Oroz, qui avait été mariée en premières noces avec Perrot d’Estavayer”, whose testament is dated Aug 1331 [date presumably incorrect][1323]Europäische Stammtafeln names “Isabelle de Lucinge T v (Raymond u Agnès de Duyn)” as the wife of Pierre [III], and her possible second marriage to “Rodolphe d’Oron sn d’Attalens test 1358”[1324][On the other hand, Abbé Guillaume records Isabelle as the daughter of Dimanche de Salins [Domenico Asinier][1325], which is unlikely to be correct as she is not named as his daughter in the testament of “Dominicus de Salino miles” dated 18 Jan 1337 (O.S.)[1326].  A completely different marriage is indicated by Estavayer who records “Jeanne de Joux”, daughter of Henri Seigneur de Joux & his wife Guillemette de Montbéliard, as the wife of “Perrod damoisel co-seigneur d’Estavayé et de Gorgier, mort en 1337” [presumably Pierre [III]], with “leurs enfants, Pierre, Arthaud, Guillaume, Philippe, Girard, Jean et Catherine...nommés dans l’acte...[du] 9 août 1337[1327].  He cites the 8 May 1351 charter recorded below under Pierre [IV], although the phrase “ma tante” in that document may have been used in an extended sense and not referred to his maternal aunt at all.]  Pierre [III] & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         ALTHAUD d’Estavayer ([before 1310?]-after 8 May 1351).  His birth date is suggested on the assumption that he and his brothers were all adult at the time of the 19 Aug 1337 charter cited below.  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1328].  “Petrus, condominus de Estavaie, miles, filius quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaie, domicelli” swore allegiance to “Ludovico de Sabaudia, domino Waudi” for “castrum de Gorgie”, with the consent of “domini Altaudi militis, fratris mei”, noting the interests of “liberi Rolini condomini de Estavaie quondam...Johanne et Jaqueto filiis quondam dicti Rolini...”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1340[1329].  “Pierre co-seigneur d’Estavayé chevalier fils de feu Perrod” declared a debt owed to “Marie de Joux sa chère tante veuve de Rollin co-seigneur d’Estavayé”, naming “caution Arthaud d’Estavayé chevalier son frère co-seigneur de Gorgier” by charter dated 8 May 1351[1330]

b)         PHILIPPE d’Estavayer .  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1331]

c)         GUILLAUME d’Estavayer .  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1332]

d)         GERARD d’Estavayer .  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1333]

e)         PIERRE [IV] d’Estavayer (-[16 Nov 1377/1 Jul 1378])Aymon et Wuillelme coseigneurs d’Estavayer” sealed a charter dated 19 Dec 1334 and “y placèrent aussi celui de Pierre fils de feu Perrod, dont ils étaient tuteurs[1334]Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1335].  “Petrus, condominus de Estavaie, miles, filius quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaie, domicelli” swore allegiance to “Ludovico de Sabaudia, domino Waudi” for “castrum de Gorgie”, with the consent of “domini Altaudi militis, fratris mei”, noting the interests of “liberi Rolini condomini de Estavaie quondam...Johanne et Jaqueto filiis quondam dicti Rolini...”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1340[1336].  “Pierre co-seigneur d’Estavayé chevalier fils de feu Perrod” declared a debt owed to “Marie de Joux sa chère tante veuve de Rollin co-seigneur d’Estavayé”, naming “caution Arthaud d’Estavayé chevalier son frère co-seigneur de Gorgier” by charter dated 8 May 1351[1337]m firstly GUILLEMETTE de Salins, daughter of DOMENICO de Salins & his wife Isabelle [de la Roche-l’Oignon] (-after 23 May 1349).  Her father’s 18 Jan 1337 (O.S.?) testament confirmed donations to “…filiabus meis domine Guie […domino Guillelmo de Chamdevers, militi, et dicte domine Guye, ejus uxori, filie mee], Alidi, Johannete, Guillemete et Guiete, cordigere[1338].  Abbé Guillaume records her parentage and marriage (no sources cited)[1339]Europäische Stammtafeln records her testament dated 23 May 1349 and her death after 12 Jul 1349[1340]m secondly (before 24 Aug 1355) ---.  Pierre & his first wife had three children: 

-        Co-SEIGNEURS d’ESTAVAYER, SEIGNEURS de CHENAIX[1341]

f)          CATHERINE d’Estavayer .  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1342]

g)         [JEAN d’Estavayer .  “Althaudus, Philipus, Guilliermus, Girardus et Petrus fratres, liberi quondam Perrodi condomini de Estavaye, domicelli” recorded that “dicti Althaudi” had acquired “castrum...de Gorgier quondam Perrodi patris mei predicti” as a result of a family agreement and swore allegiance to “predicti Petri fratris mei” for the fief, noting the rights of “Johannes Rolini condominus de Estavaye”, of the other three brothers, of “sororem nostram Katerinam” for her marriage, and of “Johannem fratrem nostrum”, by charter dated 19 Aug 1337[1343].] 

 

 

Chabloz names “Raynald IV [presumably indicating Renaud [V] who is named below] et Guillaume ou Wilhelm IV” as sons of Jean [II] d’Estavayer, of the senior branch, and brothers of Pierre [II] d’Estavayer who is shown above, noting that Guillaume was canon at Lausanne in 1291 (therefore equating him with Pierre [II]’s brother who is shown above)[1344]Europäische Stammtafeln names Renaud [V], Conon and Guillaume [IV] as sons of Jacques d’Estavayer by his supposed first wife Jordane de Grandson/La Sarraz[1345].  If that is correct, Renaud [V] would have been born in the 1240s and would therefore have been old for his first mention in 1288 (see below) and his death in [1321/22].  His birth in the 1240s also seems incompatible with his grandson Pierre being recorded as a minor in 1339, as shown below.  Nevertheless, the [before 25] Dec 1322 cited below shows Guillaume [VI] as guardian of the son of Rollin d’Estavayer (of the junior branch), which suggests that Renaud [V] may also have been belonged to the junior branch. 

 

1.         RENAUD [V] d’Estavayer (-[24 Jan 1321/23 Dec 1322]).  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Renaud [V], 1291 cosn d’Estavayer 1305 Rr u châtelain de Romont, 1288...”[1346].  The primary sources associated with these dates have not been identified.  A 1315 charter records an arbitration between “Ludovicus de Sabaudie dominus Vaudi” and “...filios quondam Wilhelmi de Billens...” and the role of “dominum Raynaldum condominum de Estavaye[1347]Henri, Richard, Aymon et Wuillelme, fils de feu Wuillelme d’Estavayer” claimed ”le droit de bamp et de clames sur les ressortissants du coseigneur Conon” who claimed the same right, arbitrated by “Guillaume d’Estavayer, de l’archidiacre de Lincoln et de deux coseigneurs d’Estavayer, le chevalier Pierre, frère de Guillaume et leur cousin Reynald [presumably Renaud [V]]” who found in favour of Conon, who compensated the four brothers, by charter dated [before 23] Apr 1318[1348].  The testament of “Renaud d’Estavayer”, dated Feb 1320 (O.S.?), bequeathed ”castrum meum de Stavay...le fief que tiennent...les enfants de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer” to “son fils Vuillelme”, to “Gérard...[property] de Cugy, de Vesin, de Granges, de Ménières...”, to “Aymon son troisième fils, sa maison du vieux château d’Estavayer...située auprès de celle du coseigneur Henri...”, and to “sa fille Amphilixie, religieuse dominicaine à Estavayer...[1349].  He was named as deceased in the [before 25] Dec 1322 charter cited below under his son.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Renaud’s wife has not been identified.  Renaud [V] & his wife had children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [VI] d’Estavayer .  He is named in his father’s Feb 1320 (O.S.?) testament cited above.  Jean, fils de feu Rollin, coseigneur d’Estavayer” named ”Vuillelme fils de feu Renaud coseigneur, so tuteur”, in a charter dated [before 25] Dec 1322[1350].  “Jean coseigneur d’Estavayer, fils de feu Rollin” sold property to ”Henri fils du coseigneur défunt Vuillelme”, with the consent of “Vuillelme, aussi coseigneur et fils du chevalier Renaud”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1327 (O.S.)[1351]Guillelmus condominus de Estavaye filius quondam Reynardi militis condomini dicti loci” sold serfs and various rights to “Ludovico comiti et domino Novi Castri” by charter dated 23 Mar 1342 (O.S.)[1352]

b)         GERARD d’Estavayer (-killed Laupen 21 Jun 1339).  He is named in his father’s Feb 1320 (O.S.?) testament cited above.  Girard d’Estavayer donzel, fils de feu Reynald, chevalier” sold property to Estavayer convent by charter dated 7 May 1333, sealed by “Vuillelme, coseigneur d’Estavayer, frère de Girard...[1353].  Seigneur de Cugy.  His date and place of death are recorded in the 1339 charter cited under his wife.  m ISABELLE d’Illens, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1339 records compensation paid by the town of Payerne, under a decision dated 8 Jun 1338, to “Girard d’Estavayer seigneur de Cugy et...aux coseigneurs Aymon, Villelme et Pierre, ainsi qu’à Jean fils de Rollin”, part paid 14 Aug 1339 to “Isabelle d’Illens, veuve de Girard de Cugy et tutrice de son fils Pierre”, in the presence of “Vuillelme d’Estavayer, oncle de Pierre”, recording that “Girard de Cugy avait été tué à Laupen le 21 juin 1339[1354].  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE d’Estavayer .  He is named as a minor in the 1339 charter cited above under his mother. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CUGY[1355]

c)         AIMON d’EstavayerHe is named in his father’s Feb 1320 (O.S.?) testament cited above. 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON

 

 

The small town of Grandson is located “dans les confins du Mont-Jura” between the cantons of Bern and Fribourg, on the western shore of Lake Neuchâtel, in present-day Switzerland[1356].  Champvent, another family property, is located a few kilometres west of Grandson.  The Grandson family also held two significant properties in the present-day Swiss canton of Vaud with which junior branches of the family were enfeoffed, as will be seen below: La Sarraz (a few kilometres south-east of Romainmôtier abbey, a similar distance north of Cossonay, and about 20 kilometres north-west of Lausanne) and Belmont (now Belmont-sur-Yverdon, about 5 kilometres south of Grandson[1357]). 

 

Until the mid-12th century, the sources record both the descendants of Lambert and of Adalbert as seigneurs de Grandson.  It is likely that the two families were closely related, but the primary sources which confirm this relationship have not been identified: some ideas are discussed below.  No indication has been found about how power at Grandson was shared between the two families.  David Williams has studied the Grandson families in great detail in several recent, well-argued, articles which are referenced below.  He has also discussed many difficult aspects of the family reconstruction with me.  His expertise has been invaluable in drafting the following latest version of this section. 

 

 

The ancestry of Adalbert de Grandson and Lambert de Grandson, ancestors of the two branches of the seigneurie de Grandson, is not known.  Gingins-La-Sarraz identifies Lambert as the “dernier comte laïque du Pays-de-Vaud” (Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud]), noting that, having fallen into disgrace, Rudolf III King of Burgundy in 1011 deprived him of his county which he granted to the bishop of Lausanne (no source cited)[1358].  Gingins-La-Sarraz’s suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view: Comte Lambert is named between [1001/02] and 1018, whereas the sons of Lambert de Grandson survived well into the 12th century.  Charrière names “Adalbert et Lambert auteurs de deux branches de [la] famille [de Grandson]” as sons of Comte Lambert [II], recording in later passages the descendants of Adalbert as “la branche aînée” and of Lambert as “la branche cadette[1359].  While a close relationship between the Vaud and Grandson families is indicated by both using the names Lambert and Adalbert, the chronology suggests that Lambert de Grandson belonged to a later generation than Adalbert (in another passage Charrière names Lambert “neveu du sénieur Adalbert[1360]).  For presentational purposes, they are shown below as possible uncle and nephew.  Lambert’s descendants are recorded as “seigneur de Grandson” from [1110/11], suggesting a family agreement with the descendants of Adalbert to share the seigneurie.  No trace of such agreement has been found. 

 

Two possible brothers: 

1.         ADALBERT de Grandson ([before 1025?]-after 27 Sep 1049).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was adult during his dispute with Romainmôtier.  Seigneur de Grandson: an undated charter which names “Gregorius episcopus” [Pope Gregory VI 1045-1047], addressed to Odilo Abbot of Cluny [994-1049], reports attacks on Romainmôtier by “Adalbertus princeps castri Grantionensis cum suis militibus[1361].  An undated charter, maybe dated to 27 Sep 1049, records [presumably the same] dispute between Romainmôtier and “Adalbertus” regarding “villa...Ferrarius” taken by “senior Adalbertus”, naming “domnus Otto filius eius[1362].  Charrière analyses this dispute in detail[1363].  Adalbert is named as father of Othon, Conon and Rigaud in the [1075/87] charter quoted below. 

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON (line of ADALBERT)

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

a)         LAMBERT de Grandson ([before 1045?]-[1090?]).  [Comte] de Grandson.  He is named as father of Lambert Bishop of Lausanne in the Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium, quoted below, in which the bishop is named “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun”.  No indication has been found that Lambert used this title during his lifetime or that Grandson was ever recognised as a county.  Charrière suggests that “le titre de comte que le cartulaire lui attribue par courtoisie est une réminiscence de la dignité que son aïeul Lambert avait occupée” [assuming Lambert’s descent from Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud] as discussed above][1364].  No document has been found which names Lambert in his own capacity.  No indication has been found of his date of death, although his being named as father of Bishop Lambert in 1090 suggests that he may still have been alive at the time.  Considering that his son Conon was named in [1139/48], and in light of his son Lambert’s episcopal appointment in 1090, it is unlikely that Lambert was born later than [1045]. 

-        see below, SEIGNEURS de GRANDSON (line of LAMBERT)

 

 

LAMBERT de Grandson, son of --- ([before 1045?]-[1090?]).  [Comte] de Grandson.  He is named as father of Lambert Bishop of Lausanne in the Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium, quoted below, in which the bishop is named “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun”.  No indication has been found that Lambert used this title during his lifetime or that Grandson was ever recognised as a county.  Charrière suggests that “le titre de comte que le cartulaire lui attribue par courtoisie est une réminiscence de la dignité que son aïeul Lambert avait occupée” [assuming Lambert’s descent from Lambert [II] Comte [de Vaud] as he suggested in an earlier passage as discussed above][1365].  No document has been found which names Lambert in his own capacity.  No indication has been found of his date of death, although his being named as father of Bishop Lambert in 1090 suggests that he may still have been alive at the time, although his absence from the [1090] charter quoted below which names his four sons suggests that he died soon afterwards.  Considering that his son Conon was named in [1139/48] (see below), and in light of his son Lambert’s episcopal appointment in 1090, it is unlikely that Lambert was born later than [1045]. 

m ---.  The name of Lambert’s wife is not known.  She may have been related to Eldegarde, wife of Othon Avoué de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune.  Eldegarde’s connection with the Grandson family is indicated by the [1090] charter quoted below in which her son Amédée is named “nepos” of Lambert de Grandson Bishop of Lausanne.  Charrière calls Bishop Lambert “oncle (maternel)” of Amédée, presumably interpreting “nepos” in its strict sense of nephew[1366].  If he is correct, Amédée’s mother would have been the bishop’s sister.  However, the chronology is unfavorable, Amédée’s birth being estimated to [1050?] and the bishop’s father’s to [before 1045?] (both very approximate dates).  Moreover, it seems more usual for rights in property (the serf in the [1090] charter) to be held jointly by collaterals, inherited from a common ancestor, than by four brothers with a sister (represented by her surviving son).  “Nepos” in the [1090] charter probably therefore indicated a more distant family relationship than nephew.  If that is correct, it is more likely that the relationship was on the maternal side of the Grandson family, in which case the four brothers and Amédée were descended from two sisters who shared the inheritance of their father. 

Lambert & his wife had four children:

1.         OLRY [Ulric] de Grandson (-after [1109?]).  Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090], witnessed by “Bencelino de Grancione...[1367].  “Philippus de Grantione” renounced claims over serfs in favour of Romainmôtier by charter dated 24 Feb [1101 or 1107], witnessed by “Uldrico fratre suo de Grancione...[1368].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1369]same person as...?  OLRY de Grandson (-after [1130]).  “Eubolus de Grancione” relinquished rights “in terra sancti Petri...” in favour of Romainmôtier by undated charter, dated to [1130], witnessed by “Walcherius, Vldricus de Grancione...[1370].  A charter dated 1140 records that “Ebalus Falconis de Grandissono filius” founded the abbey of the Lac-de-Joux, in the presence of “Vdricus de Grandissono...[1371].  Presumably this charter was dated many years after the foundation. 

2.         LAMBERT de Grandson ([after 1065?]-after 1090).  It is suggested that Lambert was his father’s second son as it seems unlikely that the oldest son would have entered the church.  The Gesta Episcoporum Lausannensium records the election of “Lambertus filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” as bishop of Lausanne[1372].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that “Lambertus…filius Lamberti comitis de Granzun” succeeded “Borcardus Lausannensis episcopus…filius comitis Bucconis de Oltudenges” [who was killed 24 Dec 1089] as bishop of Lausanne but was removed from office[1373].  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090], witnessed by “Bencelino de Grancione...”[1374]

3.         PHILIPPE de Grandson (-after 14 Jun 1126, bur Romainmôtier).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][1375].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1376]Seigneur de Grandson.  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1377].  “Humbertus de Salinis...per manum domini Cononis de Grantione et domini Philippi fratris eius et Girardi de Longavilla” approved the donation made by Anseric Archbishop of Besançon to Romainmôtier of “ecclesia sancti Andreæ de Bannens” by charter dated 14 Jun 1126[1378].  His place of burial is confirmed by his son Falcon’s [1139/48] charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Philippe’s wife is not known.  Philippe & his wife had three children: 

a)         FALCON de Grandson (-after 1154, maybe before [1158/60])A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1379].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1380]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Dominus Falco de Grantione et fratres eius” donated serfs to Romainmôtier, for the souls of “patris sui Philippi qui apud monasterium quiescit et...matris sue et decessorum suorum”, by charter dated to [1139/48], witnessed by “Cono de Granzione patruus eorum...”, later confirmed in front of the whole convent in the presence of “...Hugo clericus filius Cononis de Grancione...[1381].  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1382].  If the speculation about his sons below is correct, Falco died before [1158/60].  m --- (-after 1154).  She is referred to but not named in the 1154 charter quoted above.  Falcon & his wife had [three children]: 

i)          [HUGUES de GrandsonSeigneur de GrandsonDonnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1383].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of the witnesses.  The seigneurial title attributed to Hugues may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.] 

ii)         [GUILLAUME de Grandson .  “Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1384].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of Hugues and Guillaume de Grandson.  The seigneurial title attributed to the former may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.  If that is correct, Guillaume may have been a younger brother of Hugues.] 

iii)        [GAUCHER de Grandson .  “Donnus Iblo de Grantione et Jordanus frater eius” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier, with the support of “matre eorum”, by charter dated to [1158/60], witnessed by “donnus Huo de Grantione, Willermus de Grantione, Willermus de Cicoin...Galcherius de Grantione...[1385].  This document provides no indication of the parentage of Hugues and Guillaume de Grandson.  The seigneurial title attributed to the former may indicate that he was successor, and probably son, of Falcon.  If that is correct, Gaucher may have been another younger brother of Hugues.] 

b)         CONON de Grandson (-after 1154).  A charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1386].  A charter dated 4 May [1130/35] records that, while living, “donnus Eubalus de Grantione” made various donations to Romainmôtier, with the consent of “coniuge eiusdem Eubali Adaleide...et filiis suis Eubalo, Bartholomeo, Raimundo”, witnessed by “Donnus Galcherius de Grantione...”, confirmed the day of his burial by his wife and sons (witnessed by “Aimone de Monte Falcone, Conone de Grantione, Falcone nepote eius et Conone fratre eius”)[1387].  “Dominus Falco et Cono frater eius” transferred rights to certain serfs to Romainmôtier and to “domino de Grantione”, with the support of “uxor Falconis”, by charter dated 1154 in the presence of “...dominorum Grantionis Bartolomei, Gaucherii, Cononis, filiique eius Willelmi[1388].  [A charter dated to [1160] records that “dominus Cono de Grancione” relinquished claims to certain serfs in favour of Romainmôtier[1389].  Presumably this charter could refer either to Conon son of Lambert or to Conon son of Philippe.] 

c)         GAUCHER de GrandsonA charter dated [1110/11] records the damage caused to Romainmôtier by “donnus Philippus de Grantione et filii eius Falco, Cono, Walcherius” and the hearing before “donnum Walcherium, donnum Cononem de Grancione[1390]

4.         CONON de Grandson (-after [1139/48]).  “Lambertus Lausonensis episcopus et frater meus Vldricus” donated a serf to Romainmôtier, with the support of “fratribus nostris Philippo et Conone et nepote nostro Amedeo”, by charter dated to [1090][1391].  “Odulricus de castro Grancione et fratres eius Philippus et Chono” witnessed the undated charter, dated to before 1109, under which “Narduinus..” donated property to Romainmôtier[1392]Seigneur de Grandson.  “Humbertus de Salinis...per manum domini Cononis de Grantione et domini Philippi fratris eius et Girardi de Longavilla” approved the donation made by Anseric Archbishop of Besançon to Romainmôtier of “ecclesia sancti Andreæ de Bannens” by charter dated 14 Jun 1126