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Chapter 1.                VIENNOIS. 2

A.         COMTES de VIENNE.. 3

B.         VICOMTES de VIENNE.. 13

C.        COMTES d'ALBON.. 20

D.        COMTES d’ALBON, DAUPHINS (BOURGOGNE [CAPET]) 38

E.         DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN) 45

Chapter 2.                ALAMANDI/ALLEMAN. 58

A.         SEIGNEURS de VALBONNAIS, SEIGNEURS de CHAMP.. 59

B.         SEIGNEURS des AURES (d’AURIS) 81

C.        SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR en ROYANS.. 81

D.        SEIGNEURS de SECHILIENNE.. 82

E.         SEIGNEURS d’URIAGE, SEIGNEURS de REVEL. 98

Chapter 3.                SEIGNEURS d’ANTHON. 107

Chapter 4.                SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR[de-MARC] 111

Chapter 5.                SEIGNEURS de BRESSIEUX. 136

Chapter 6.                SEIGNEURS de CLERIEUX. 146

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT [en Dauphiné] 158

Chapter 8.                SEIGNEURS de MORGES. 171

A.         SEIGNEURS de MORGES.. 171

B.         SEIGNEURS de MORGES (BERENGER) 171

C.        MORGES.. 176

Chapter 9.                SEIGNEURS de ROUSSILLON. 179

A.         SEIGNEURS de ROUSSILLON.. 180

B.         SEIGNEURS d’ANJO, SEIGNEURS de SERRIERES.. 198

Chapter 10.              SEIGNEURS de ROYANS, SEIGNEURS de PONT-en-ROYANS. 204

A.         SEIGNEURS de ROYANS.. 205

B.         SEIGNEURS de ROYANS, SEIGNEURS de PONT-en-ROYANS (BERENGER) 206

Chapter 11.              SEIGNEURS de SASSENAGE. 216

A.         SEIGNEURS de SASSENAGE.. 217

B.         Co-SEIGNEURS de SASSENAGE, SEIGNEURS de MONTRIGAUD.. 239

C.        SEIGNEURS de SASSENAGE (BERENGER) 243

Chapter 12.              SEIGNEURS de la TOUR-du-PIN. 249

A.         SEIGNEURS de la TOUR-du-PIN.. 250

B.         SEIGNEURS de VINAY.. 260

Chapter 13.              SEIGNEURS de TULLINS. 268

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    VIENNOIS

 

 

The early history of the county of Vienne and the surrounding areas is confused.  The county evolved from the pagus Viennensis.  It formed part of the kingdom of Lotharingia, formed under the 843 treaty of Verdun which settled the disputes between the sons of Emperor Louis I.  The county, based on the town of Vienne, was ruled from the mid-9th to mid-10th centuries by counts who are shown in Part A of this Chapter.  Jurisdiction over the area was disputed in the early 10th century between the kings of the West Franks, the kings of Burgundy, and (because of the latter’s involvement in northern Italy) the kings of Italy.  By the mid-10th century, the kings of Burgundy had prevailed, although the archbishops of Vienne increased their temporal power of the town and in 1023 acquired the county from Rudolf III King of Burgundy.  As explained further in Part A, the comtes de Màcon (from the family of the counts of Burgundy) are recorded as holding an interest in the county from the late 12th century.  Further confusion is introduced by the rise to power of the comtes d’Albon who ruled areas surrounding the town of Vienne as “Dauphins de Viennois” (see Parts C to E).  The seigneuries in the Viennois included Clérieux, Clermont, Coligny, la Tour du Pin, Montauban, Mouillon, and Sassenage. 

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de VIENNE

 

 

The first named count in Vienne has been identified as the Carolingian noble Gérard.  He probably originated in the Ardennes region, and was appointed to govern Vienne by Emperor Lothaire I in the early 850s.  Isolated references to different counts at Vienne can be found in primary sources during the second half of the 9th and first half of the 10th centuries.  The available information from primary sources is insufficient to be able to reconstruct a continuous line of comital succession, although it is clear that the appointment was not hereditary within the same family as six different families who held the title can been identified during this period. 

 

 

GERARD [II], son of [LIUTHARD Comte de Fezensac & his wife Grimhild ---] (-[11 Feb or 4 Mar] 874, bur Avignon).  The primary source which identifies Gérard as the son of Liuthard has not been identified.  Emperor Lothaire confirmed a donation of property "in pago Arduennensi sitam…Villantia" to the abbey of Prüm by "Richardus quondam comes…per Biuinum fratrem suum, et Gerardum et Basinum qui et Tancredus comites" by charter dated 12 Nov 842[1], although it is not known whether this is the same Gérard.  However, as both Gérard and the descendants of Bivin were associated with Provence, it is possible that their association started earlier in the Ardennes.  Comte de Vienne.  Emperor Lothaire returned property to the church of Lyon, at the request of “Gerardus…comes atque marchio”, by charter dated to [852][2].  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Folcoinus episcopus, Adalgarius, Engilscalcus et Berengarius" as missi in "comitatu Berengarii, Engilscalchi, Gerardi et in comitatibus Reginarii"[3], although it is not known whether this count Gérard is the same person as the one named in the other references listed below.  "Karoli rex, Hlotharii augusti filius" confirmed the privileges of the church of Villeurbane in favour of the church of Lyon at the request of "comes et parens noster ac nutritor Girardus" by charter dated 10 Oct 856[4].  The precise relationship between Comte Gérard and the Carolingian monarchs has not been established.  The Chronico Vezeliacensi records that "Comes Girardus fundator hujus loci" died in 847 and was buried "apud Avinionem civitatem suam"[5], although the last two digits of the year have been transposed.  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "III Non" of "Geraldus comes"[6].  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "IV Non Mar" of "Gerardi comitis"[7]

 

 

BOSON, son of comte BUVINUS [Bouvin] & his wife --- d'Arles (-Vienne, Isère 11 Jan 887, bur Vienne, cathédrale de Saint-Maurice).  The Annals of Hincmar name "Bosone filio Buvini quondam comitis" in 869[8].  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[9], although it is not known whether "…Boso…" refers to the same person.  His brother-in-law Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks gave him the abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune.  "Boso comes simulque Bernardus comes ad vicem" donated Nogent "in pago Otmense" for the soul of "quondam amici nostri Odonis comitis…uxoris suæ Guendilmodis" to Saint-Martin-des-Tours by charter dated 871 after 21 Jun[10].  He was invested as Comte de Vienne in 870 by King Charles II after the latter conquered the kingdom of Provence.  He was installed as Comte de Berry in [872] after the deposition of Gérard comte en Aquitaine.  He accompanied King Charles II to Italy in 875: an agreement dated Feb 876 of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks names "Bosonis…ducis et sacri palatii archiministri atque imperiali missi" among those present in Italy with the king[11].  He was invested as dux regni Italici at Pavia in Feb 876, fulfilling the role of viceroy in the absence of the king.  Recalled by Emperor Charles in early 877, Boson left his brother Richard in his place in Italy and became Governor and Comte de Provence [877].  He took part in the general rebellion of 877, refusing to swear allegiance to Louis II "le Bègue" King of the West Franks on his accession[12].  After the death of King Louis II, "Hugo abbas et Boso et alii" sent "Walterum Episcopum Aurelianensem et Goiranum et Anscherum comites" to Ludwig III King of the East Franks to offer him part of the kingdom in 879[13].  He was named King BOSON[14] at Mantaille, near Vienne 15 Oct 879 by the archbishops of Vienne, Besançon, Lyon, Tarentaise, Aix and Arles, and crowned at Lyon a few days later.  He installed his capital at Vienne.  The reigning Carolingian monarchs formed a league against him, captured Lyon, and besieged Vienne which fell in 882, although Boson refused to capitulate[15].  The Annales Fuldenses record that the sons of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks fought "Buosonem in Galliam" in 880 and expelled him from "Madasconam urbem", accepting homage from "Bernhardum qui in ea principatum tenebat"[16].  The Annales Fuldenses record the death in 887 of "Buosone", leaving a young son by "filia Hludowici Italici regis"[17].  The epitaph of "Bosonis Regis" records his death "III Id Jan VIII anno regni sui"[18]

 

 

1.         GUIGUES [Vigo] (-after 913).  Comte de Vienne.  "Ricardus…Comes, Wido Comes, Ugo Comes, Adelelmus Comes, Baterius Comes, Teutbertus Comes, Ragenardus Comes…" subscribed a charter dated to [890] which records a council held by "Ermengardis Regina et…Principes Ludovici filii Bosones" at Varennes[19].  "Guigo comes" donated property to "saint Alexandre, archévêque de Vienne" by charter dated 902[20].  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated 913 under which "Vigo Comte de Vienne" donated property to Alexandre archbishop of Vienne[21].   

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known. 

1.         SIGBOD (-after 926).  Comte de Vienne.  "Teutberti" donated property to the church of Vienne, with the consent of "Siebodi comitis…germano suo" by charter dated 13 Apr 926[22], Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, noting that he was "Siebou comte de Vienne"[23] although this geographical epithet does not appear in the original charter. 

2.         TEUTBERT (-after 926).  "Ricardus…Comes, Wido Comes, Ugo Comes, Adelelmus Comes, Baterius Comes, Teutbertus Comes, Ragenardus Comes…" subscribed a charter dated to [890] which records a council held by "Ermengardis Regina et…Principes Ludovici filii Bosones" at Varennes[24].  Louis King [of Provence] donated monasteriolum Mourtiers to the church of Apt, on the request of "fidelis Teutbertus…comes", by charter dated 896[25].  "Teutberti" donated property to the church of Vienne, with the consent of "Siebodi comitis…germano suo" by charter dated 13 Apr 926[26], Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, noting that he was "Siebou comte de Vienne"[27] although this geographical epithet does not appear in the original charter. 

 

 

HUGUES, son of THEOTBALD Comte d'Arles & his wife Berta of Lotharingia [Carolingian]  ([880]-10 Apr 947).  "Hugo comes et marchio" names "patris mei Teutbaldi et matris meæ Berthe…" in a donation by charter dated 924[28].  "Hugo et Lotharius…reges" name "patris et matris nostræ Teubaldi…et Berte" in their donation to Cluny dated 8 Mar 934[29], although this incorrectly implies that Ugo and Lothar were brothers instead of father and son, which is proved by other sources.  Comte de Vienne.  He was elected as UGO King of Italy in 926.  During this period Vienne was caught up in the rivalries between the kingdoms of Italy and Burgundy.  As noted below, Raoul King of France granted the county of Vienne to Charles Constantin when Ugo succeeded as king of Italy, but evidently control was disputed as King Ugo granted Vienne to Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois in 928 (see below).  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see the document BURGUNDY KINGS][30]

 

 

CHARLES CONSTANTIN, son of Emperor LOUIS III, ex-King of Italy & his wife [Adelais ---] ([905/10]-after Jan 962).  Flodoard names "Karlo Constantino, Lucdowici Orbi filio"[31].  "Hludovicus…imperator augustus" gave three serfs to "fideli nostro Bononi" at the request of "filius noster Karolus" by charter dated 3 Jun 924[32].  He was named Comte de Vienne in 926 by his cousin Raoul King of France, in succession to his cousin Hugues Comte d'Arles, when the latter was proclaimed Ugo King of Italy.  As noted below, King Ugo of Italy removed the county of Vienne from Charles Constantin in 928 and granted it to Héribert de Vermandois.  Charles Constantin remained at Vienne.  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see BURGUNDY KINGS][33]. It is supposed that, from that time, Charles Constantin continued to hold the county under the suzerainty of the kingdom of Burgundy.  Mermet records the existence of a peace treaty signed at the time between Ugo King of Italy and Rudolf II King of Burgundy which confirmed the latter’s rights to the Burgundian kingdom and Charles Constantin’s position in the county of Vienne[34].  Charles Constantin swore allegiance to Conrad "le Pacifique" King of Burgundy in 943[35].  The rivalry being the competing factions in France concerning the suzerainty over Vienne persisted, as indicated by Flodoard who recorded in 951 that Louis IV “d’Outremer” King of the West Franks summoned "Karlus Constantinus Viennæ princeps et Stephanus Arvernorum præsul" to swear allegiance[36]. "Karolus comes" sold land "in villa Brociano" by charter dated 19 May 960 which names "Teutbergi comitisse"[37]

 

 

1.         HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois, son of HERIBERT [I] Comte de Vermandois & his wife [Lietgardis] --- ([880]-23 Feb 943, bur Saint Quentin).  He succeeded his father in [900/907] as Comte de Meaux, de Soissons et de Vermandois.  His history in Vermandois and adjacent counties, as well as details of his marriage, is set out in NORTHERN FRANCE.  [Comte de Vienne]: Flodoard records that Ugo King of Italy gave "provintiam Viennensem" to Héribert Comte de Varmandois in 928, and that "Odonis filii sui [=Heriberto]" was appointed vicecomes[38].  No primary source has yet been identified which describes Héribert as “Comte de Vienne” or confirms whether he adopted the comital title.  Flodoard provides an insight into the continuing rivalries regarding Vienne when he records in 933 that it was granted to "Rodulfo regi" [Rudolf II King of Upper Burgundy, see BURGUNDY KINGS][39].  At that time, as noted above, Charles Constantin was confirmed as Comte de Vienne.  Héribert [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ODO [Eudes] ([915]-after 19 Jun 946)Vicomte de Vienne: Flodoard records that "Odonis filii sui [=Heriberto]" was appointed vicecomes when Ugo King of Italy gave his father "provintiam Viennensem" in 928[40].  His father left him in [927] as a hostage with Rollo Comte [de Normandie].  Unlike his father, he swore allegiance to Louis IV "d'Outremer" King of the Franks in 938 and received the guardianship of the royal residence at Laon.  He occupied the town and county of Amiens, but was expelled in 944[41]

b)         other children: - see NORTHERN FRANCE

 

 

After the death of Charles Constantin, no reference has been found to any successor comtes de Vienne until the mid-12th century.  It is probable that from the mid-10th century the kings of Burgundy themselves assumed control over the county and delegated its administration to the vicomtes de Vienne who are recorded until 1032 (see Part B of the present Chapter).  Meanwhile, the archbishops of Vienne consolidated their position in the town, profiting especially in the late 10th/early 11th century from the weak government of Rudolf III King of Burgundy who eventually granted the county to the archbishopric in 1023[42]: “Rodulphus...rex”, with the support of “conjuge mea Irmingarda regina”, granted “Viennensem comitatum...cum castello quod supereminet ipsi civitati” to “sancto Mauricio ecclesiæ Viennensis patrono et episcopis eidem ecclesiæ prætitulatis” by charter dated 14 Sep 1023[43].  Mermet highlights the rivalry which, as a result of the wording of this donation, developed between the chapter of Saint-Maurice and the archbishops, which resulted in jurisdiction over different parts of the town being divided and each grouping minting its own money[44].  This period coincided with the fragmentation of the kingdom of Burgundy itself and the rise of different noble families in different geographical areas, notably the comtes de Bourgogne and the comtes de Forez, as discussed elsewhere in the present document.  These rivalries and fragmentations provided fertile ground for challenge to the preeminence of the ecclesiasts in Vienne, notably by the Bourgogne-Comté/Mâcon family. 

 

Mermet says that Guillaume [I] “le Grand” Comte de Bourgogne (who died in 1087, see Chapter 1 in the present document), whom he calls “comte de Vienne, de Bourgogne et de Mâcon, sire de Salins”, “régnait presqu’en maître absolu dans notre cité[45].  He cites no sources on which he bases this statement, and no other indication has been found relating either to Guillaume [I]’s influence in Vienne or to his having used the title “comte de Vienne”.  Valbonnais, in his history of the Dauphiné, makes no mention of Guillaume [I] in Vienne and no primary source has yet been identified which links him to the town[46].  It seems more likely that the Bourgogne-Comté family’s influence in Vienne followed the selection in 1088 of Guy de Bourgogne (son of Guillaume [I], and future Pope Calixtus II) to fill the vacancy in the archiepiscopal see.  A later link between the family and Vienne is confirmed by the charter dated 6 Jan 1146 under which Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the rights of the archbishop and chapter over Vienne, specifying that he removed (“alienamus”) “Willelmum Matisconensem comitem” (Guillaume [III] Comte de Mâcon, grandson of Guillaume [I]) from “predicta urbe[47].  No other source has been found which confirms the precise role which Guillaume [III] played in Vienne, the date when he assumed this role, or how he may have shared the town’s administration with the archbishop.  Guillaume [III]’s descendants continued to use the title “Comte de Vienne” as can be seen in the following section.  However, Valbonnais highlights that Friedrich I King of Germany renewed the 1146 confirmation by charter dated 1153[48], and also records that both Emperors Henrich VI and Friedrich II later repeated the same confirmation[49].  This suggests that the Mâcon family’s influence in Vienne may have been no more than symbolic after the mid-12th century.  The situation in Vienne is further complicated by the charter dated 1155 under which Berthold Herzog von Zähringen (imperial administrator of the kingdom of Burgundy) granted rights in Vienne, which Emperor Lothar II had granted to his predecessor Duke Konrad, to “Guigoni Dalphino Albonis comiti” [Guigues [VII] Comte d’Albon, Dauphin, see below Part C][50]

 

The precise basis on which the Mâcon/Bourgogne-Comté family acquired rights in Vienne, whether by inheritance or purchase, has not been ascertained.  Valbonnais says that Guillaume [III]’s position in Vienne was based on "d’anciennes prétentions" without specifying the nature of those claims[51].  Mermet says that “on pourrait hasarder la conjecture” that the comtes de Mâcon descended from one of the sons of Ermengarde, second wife of Rudolf III King of Burgundy, by her first marriage[52].  This is highly speculative, and Mermet fails to explain how the king’s stepsons could have had any legitimate claim to the county, especially as the king had clearly donated it elsewhere in a document which explicitly expresses the support of Queen Ermengarde as shown in the extract quoted above.  Some secondary sources suggest that Etiennette, wife of Guillaume [I], was “Etiennette de Vienne”[53].  However, no documentary evidence has been found which indicates a connection between her descendants and Vienne before her grandson Guillaume [III], which suggests that any rights to the county were acquired by the family well after Etiennette died.  Szabolcs de Vajay attributes the error connecting Etiennette with Vienne to her epitaph, which names “Allobrogum comitissa...Stephania[54], noting that, while the Allobroges had been a Gallic tribe living around Vienne, this archaic term was used elsewhere simply to describe the county of Burgundy[55].  An outline of the comtes de Vienne from the Mâcon family is shown below, with extracts from charters relating to Vienne in which they are named.  Full details of these individuals, their marriages and other members of their families are set out in the Mâcon chapter of the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY. 

 

 

GERARD [I] de Bourgogne, son of GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Ponce dame de Traves (-15 Sep 1184).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comites Stephanum de Ultrasagonam et Gerardum Viennensem" as sons of "comes Renaldus [de Burgundia] fratrem comitem Guilelmum" & his wife[56].  He succeeded in 1147 as Comte de Mâcon .  He is also recorded as Comte de Vienne, although as noted above his influence (and that of his descendants) in Vienne may have been no more than symbolic.  Louis VII King of France issued judgment against “comitem Gerardum Viennensem” in a dispute with the church of Mâcon by charter dated 1166[57].  Philippe II King of France issued judgment against “Girardum comitem Viennensem” in a dispute relating to Pierre-Pertuis near Vezelay by charter dated 1180[58].  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Etienne records the death “XVI Kal Oct” of “Gerardus Viennensis comes[59]

Comte Géraud [I] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         other children: see BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY

2.         GUILLAUME [IV] de Vienne (-1224, bur [church of Tournus, Galilee]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum Matisconensem sive Viennensem et Galterum de Salins et quemdam Gerardum et Stephanum Bisuntinensem electum" as children of "[comes] Gerardum Viennensem" & his wife[60].  He succeeded his father in 1184 as Comte de Mâcon, [titular] Comte de Vienne.  "Willermus, Wiennensis et Matisconensis comes" confirmed an agreement between "Girardum comitem Matisconensem…patris mei" and Cluny by charter dated Jan 1217[61].  “W. comes Viennensis et Matisconensis” restored property “apud Villamnovam...Silviniacus” to Tournus by charter dated Apr 1222[62].  The memorial of Abbé Bérard records the death in 1224 of “Guillelmus comes Viennæ et Matisconis” and his burial “in Galilæâ ecclesiæ Trenorchiensis[63].  Assuming that this entry indicates Guillaume’s burial at Galilee in a church affiliated with Tournus, he presumably died while on pilgrimage.  Comte Guillaume [IV] & his second wife had four children: 

a)         GERAUD [II] de Vienne (-[1224/25]).  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[64].  “G. W. comitis Viennæ et Matisconis primogenitus” settled a dispute between his father and Tournus, referring to “mater mea et uxor mea” (both unnamed), by charter dated 1211[65].  "Geraldus filius comitis Guillelmi" confirmed the agreement of "avi mei bone memorie comitis Gerardi" and “patris mei comitis Guillelmi” and Cluny by charter dated Jan 1217[66]Seigneur de Vienne, during his father’s lifetime: “Girardus primogenitus comitis Matisconensis et dominus Viennæ” noted the settlement of a dispute between Tournus and Cluny by charter dated 1220[67].  He succeeded his father in 1224 as Comte de Mâcon, [[titular] Comte de Vienne].  should be noted that he is called “dominus” not “comes” of Vienne in the following charter of his daughter and son-in-law: “Johannes comes Matisconensis et nobilis domina A. uxor mea filia bonæ memoriæ domini Girardi de Viennæ” made donations to Tournus, including rights in the wood “Mortuum vocatur”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1233[68].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines points to his death in [1224/25] when naming "Henrico Viennensi frater Gerardi iam defuncti" in 1225[69].  Comte Géraud [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ALIX de Vienne ([1205/15]-25 Jul or 23 Aug [1258/61]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the only daughter of "Gerardus Viennensis comitis filius" & his wife, and names her husband "unus fratrum Philippe comitisse Barrensis Iohannes", specifying that he thereby became "comes Masticonensis"[70].  Her birth date range shown above is speculative based on the date range of her marriage.  She succeeded her father in [1224] as Ctss de Mâcon, [titular] Ctss de Vienne.  A seal confirms that she and her husband held both the counties of Mâcon and Vienne, reading “Johannis de Brana cois Vienne et de Mascon[71].  The latest date of her marriage is established by a charter dated Aug 1226 under which her husband donated property to Guy Chevrier[72].  The following charter indicates that the county of Vienne was transferred to Alix’s paternal uncle Henri before Sep 1227: “Henricus comes Viennensis” noted the fief held by “domino Petro de Hormont” from “consanguineo et domino meo Theobaldo comite Campaniæ...apud Barrum super Albam” by charter dated Sep 1227[73]Gallia Christiana records that Alix became Abbess of Notre-Dame du Lys, near Melun in 1246, and her death 23 Aug [1258/61] (no primary source cited)[74]m ([1218/Aug 1226]) JEAN de Dreux, son of ROBERT [II] "le Jeune" Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy (1198- Tripoli [Jan/Apr 1240], but Tripoli Hospitallers).  Comte de Mâcon, [titular] Comte de Vienne, by right of his wife.  As noted above, the county of Vienne was transferred to his wife’s paternal uncle Henri soon afterwards. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Vienne (-1255).  Canon at Mâcon.  Doyen of St Etienne de Besançon.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne, in succession to his brother Henri.  He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX 22 Mar 1233 for his misdemeanours.  "Wilelmus Viennensis quondam filius Wilelmi Matisconensis et Viennensis comitis" donated property to the church of Besançon Saint-Etienne, for the souls of "fratrum suorum Gerardi et Henrici piæ recordationis", by charter dated 1235[75].  He left the church to marry[76].  “W. cuens de Vienne” guaranteed payment by “monseigneur Perron de Bormont” to “monseigneur le Roy de Navarre”, just as “ses peres...estoit homme, mon frere Henri Comte de Vienne”, by charter dated Mar 1247[77].  The following charter indicates that Guillaume ceased to be Comte de Vienne before 1250: "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi [error for Hugonis] comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1250 which names "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[78].  The necrology of Mâcon records the death of “Guillelmo comite Viennensi, tunc decano Bisuntinensi[79]

c)         HENRI de Vienne (-killed Geneva 19 May 1233).  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[80].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henrico Viennensi frater Gerardi iam defuncti" when recording that he and "Iohanne Cabilonensi filio comitis Stephani" captured "comitis Barrensis" in 1225 "ante natale Domini"[81].  Seigneur de Montmorot et de Vadans.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne: “Henricus comes Viennensis” noted the fief held by “domino Petro de Hormont” from “consanguineo et domino meo Theobaldo comite Campaniæ...apud Barrum super Albam” by charter dated Sep 1227[82].  The memorial of Abbé Bérard records the death “apud Gehenuam...XIV Kal Jun” 1233 of “Henricus comes Viennæ[83].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Henricus de Vienna" was killed "in Burgundia" in 1233[84]

d)         BEATRIX de Vienne (-after Mar 1235).  “A. comitissa Matisconensis...et J. comes Matisconensis dominus et maritus noster” relinquished their rights to revenue from Champagne in favour of “domino Hugone de Antigneio” who renounced rights “in parte uxoris suæ materteræ nostræ in comitatu Matisconensis” by charter dated Oct 1235[85].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1250 under which [her son] "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", naming "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[86]m (before Feb 1219) HUGUES Seigneur d'Antigny, son of --- (-after Mar 1235).  Hugues & his wife had children: 

i)          HUGUES de Vienne (-after Jul 1269)Seigneur de Pagny.  [Titular] Comte de Vienne: "Hugo comes de Vienna dominus Pagneii" donated property to the abbey of Mont-Sainte-Marie, for the souls of "patris mei Wilelmi [error for Hugonis] comitis Viennensis et matris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1250 which names "Wilelmum comitem Viennensem avunculum meum"[87].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné records that “Jean de Burnins” Archbishop of Vienne bought all rights in Vienne from Hugues de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny “au prix de sept mille livres[88].  Pelot dates this purchase to 1263[89].  “Hugues cuens de Vienne sires de Paigny et Henri sires de Sainte Croix freres” made various commitments to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated end-Jul 1269[90].  His descendants adopted the name “de Vienne” but are not recorded as  holding the county of Vienne. 

-         SEIGNEURS d’ANTIGNY et de PAGNY

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de VIENNE

 

 

1.         ANGILBOTON (-after Apr 870).  Auguste Bernard suggests that Angilboton, who is named in a charter of Gérard Comte de Vienne dated Apr 870, was the first vicomte de Vienne[91].  [Vicomte de Vienne.] 

 

2.         HERLUIN [Erlulf?] (-after [876]).  “Ardoini eiusdem ecclesie [Viennam]…archiepiscopi et Erluini [Erlulf?] vicecomitis, missi…Bosonis comitis” are named as present in a charter dated to [876] relating to the church of Vienne[92]Vicomte [de Vienne]. 

 

3.         BERLION [I] (-[912])Vicomte [de Vienne].  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted “villas Pontianam et Cabannacum…iur hereditario” to “Berlio viccomes” by charter dated 17 Apr 902[93].  [m firstly GERBERGE, daughter of HECTOR & his wife ---.  Her marriage and parentage are apparently confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 976 under which “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny[94].  However, this document does not name Gerberge’s husband.  No other document has yet been identified which confirms the name of Berlion [I]’s supposed first wife.  As noted below, the date of the 976 charter indicates that Berlion’s son Ratburn [I] must have lived to an extremely old age.  Although this is not impossible, it suggests that another possible explanation should be sought for the relationships which are described in the document.  It would not be impossible that the 976 charter refers to Ratburn [II], son of Ratburn [I], born from an otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector.  No other document has yet been found which indicates the time period during which Hector lived, which could provide some corroboration for the hypothesis.  Although this first marriage remains unconfirmed beyond all doubt, it does appear likely that Berlion’s supposed son Ratburn [I] was older than his known brothers Sobon and Engelbert and may therefore have been born from an earlier marriage.]  m [secondly] ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul [940/41] under which her son “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi”, to Cluny[95].  Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that she was Ermengarde, illegitimate daughter of Lothaire II King of Lotharingia & his mistress Waldrada ---, suggesting that she came to Provence with her sister Berta who married Thibaut Comte d’Arles[96].  He says that the charter dated 25 Dec 923, under which “Ludwicus…imperator augustus” confirmed property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi in villa…Tadernaco” to “Ingelbertus…et uxori eius Nonie” (Engelbert being this couple’s son)[97], refers to Engelbert as “propinquus” of the emperor.  He says that the term was never used in charters which name Berlion [I] and therefore deduces that the relationship must have been through Engelbert’s mother.  However, the text of the charter in question does not appear to apply the word “propinquus” specifically to Engelbert.  It is used in the phrase “propinquorum et fidelium suorum”, as part of the introductory words in the charter, while Engelbert is referred to as “fidelis noster”.  There appears to be no other basis for this speculation.  If the hypothesis were correct, it would be difficult to explain why Ermengarde would have left Provence (presumably after the death of her supposed husband, dated to [912]) and established herself as a nun at Lucca (where she is recorded in an epitaph[98]), while her sons remained in Provence.  Berlion [I] & his [first] wife had [two children]: 

a)         [RATBURN [I] (-[after 22 Sep 976]).  “Ribelt” donated property “in pago Viennense”, among which property bordered by “terra Ratburno vicecomis et Ingelberto”, to Cluny by charter dated May 935[99].  His parentage appears confirmed by the charter which apparently relates to his supposed son Ratburn [II] (see below).  Vicomte de Vienne.  "Ratburnus vicecomis et uxor sua Vualda" donated property "in pago Viennense in villa…Landadis" to Cluny by charter dated 1 Oct 942[100].  “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[101].  The date of this charter suggests that Ratburn [I] would have been very old at this time, assuming that the charter indeed refers to the son of Berlion [I].  The reference to his wife “Vuille” does suggest that she was the same person who is recorded in 942 as Ratburn’s wife “Vualda”.  However, the age question remains an issue, which suggests that another explanation should be sought for the relationships described in the document.  One possibility is that the 976 charter refers to Ratburn [I]’s son, Ratburn [II], assuming that the latter was the child of another otherwise unrecorded marriage (maybe a first marriage, if the dates relating to Ratburn’s brother Hector Bishop of Le Puy are correct) of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector.]  m VUALDA, daughter of --- (-after 22 Sep 976).  "Ratburnus vicecomis et uxor sua Vualda" donated property "in pago Viennense in villa…Landadis" to Cluny by charter dated 1 Oct 942[102].  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[103].  As stated above, the references in these two documents to “Vuille” and “Vualda” suggest that they indicate the same person.  However, the date of the later charter would mean that Ratburn [I] lived to an extremely old age, which suggests that another explanation may be appropriate for the relationships which the document describes.  Ratburn [I] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          RATBURN [II] .  His parentage is confirmed by an undated charter, dated to the reign of Conrad I King of Burgundy, under which Ratburn donated property “in villa Areto…quam dominus Sobo archiepiscopus et avunculus meus” to the church of Vienne, subscribed by “Berillonis” (which may refer to Ratburn [II]’s brother Berlion [II][104].  As noted above, it is not impossible that the charter dated 22 Sep 976, under which “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[105], also refers to Ratburn [II].  If this is correct, he would have been born from another otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father with Gerberge, daughter of Hector. 

ii)         [ADEMAR (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[106].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

iii)        [ROSTAIN (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[107].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

iv)       [FREDEBERT (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[108].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

v)        [DURAN (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[109].  The Latin would indicate that only Berlion was the son of the donor.  However, it is not impossible that the language is inaccurate, otherwise the reason for Ratburn’s son appearing fifth in the list is unclear.] 

vi)       BERLION [II] (-after 22 Sep 976).  “Ratburnus” donated property to Cluny by charter dated 22 Sep 976, subscribed by “Vuille uxoris sue, Ademari, Rostagni, Fredeberti, Duranni, Berlonis, filii Ratburni…[110]

b)         [HECTOR (-927).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 976 under which “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny[111].  As noted above, it is not impossible that “Ratburnus” in this charter was Ratburn [II] rather than Ratburn [I] which, if correct, would mean that Hector was the son of the former from an otherwise unrecorded marriage to Gerberge, daughter of Hector.  If the dates recorded here in relation to Bishop Hector are correct (they have not yet been verified against primary sources), this would presumably have been a first marriage of his father.  Bishop of Le Puy 924.] 

Berlion [I] & his [second] wife had two children: 

c)         SOBON (-952).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul [940/41] under which “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi”, to Cluny[112]Archbishop of Vienne 931. 

d)         ENGELBERT (-after 1 Mar 942).  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted property “in villa Salpatia, in pago Viennensi” to “Ingelbert fidelis suus” by charter dated 920[113].  King Louis “l’Aveugle” granted property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi…villa…Taderniaco” to “Ingelbert fidelis suus et uxoris suæ Nonianæ” by charter dated 25 Dec 923[114].  “Ribelt” donated property “in pago Viennense”, among which property bordered by “terra Ratburno vicecomis et Ingelberto”, to Cluny by charter dated May 935[115].  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “fratris mei Sobbonis archiepiscopi et genitorum nostrorum Berlionis et Ermengardis et…filii mei Teutboldi…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41], subscribed by “…Ratburni…[116]m firstly EMMELT, daughter of ---.  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41][117]m secondly (before 25 Dec 923) NONIA, daughter of ---.  “Ludwicus…imperator augustus” confirmed property “in comitatu Viennensi seu et in Lugdunensi in villa…Tadernaco” to “Ingelbertus…et uxori eius Nonie” by charter dated 25 Dec 923[118].  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…coque Emmelt et Noviane”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41][119]m thirdly TEUTBERGE, daughter of ---.  The cartulary of the church of Vienne includes a charter dated 1 Mar 942 under which “Engelbert, Theutberge et Théobald fils du premier” donated property[120].  Gingins-la-Sarra points out that Teutberge was the name of the wife of Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne, and that Teutberge widow of Engelbert could have married him as her second husband[121].  There seems to be no basis for this speculation other than the name.  Engelbert & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

i)          TEUTBOLD (-after 1 Mar 942).  “Engelbertus” donated property “in villa Flaviaco…Tadernaco…”, for the souls of “…filii mei Teutboldi…”, to Cluny by charter dated Jul [940/41], subscribed by “…Ratburni…[122]

 

 

GERAUD de Tour, son of BERNARD Comte [en Auvergne] & his wife Berthelde --- (-after Apr 960).  "Bernardus…cum uxore mea Berthelde et filio meo Gerardo qui cognominatur de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in vicaria Brivatensi in villa…Bergnaco" to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "genitoris mei Bernardi comitis ac genetricis meæ Blytsindis et avi mei Acfredi comitis et uxoris suæ Adelindis, sive pro avunculis meis Villelmo et Hacfredo Aquitanorum ducibus" by charter dated May 937[123].  "Geraldus qui vocor de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in comitatu Talamitensi, in vicaria Messiacensi, in villa…Monteplano", next to land of "Stephani fratris mei", to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "ipso et uxore mea Gausberga…pro genitore meo Bernardo et genitrice mea Berthelde…avo meo Bernardo comite et uxore sua Blitsende necnon et…Guillelmo et Acfredo Aquitaniæ quondam ducibus", by charter dated Apr 960[124]

m (before May 937) GAUSBERGE, daughter of --- (-after Apr 960).  "Bernardus…cum uxore mea Berthelde et filio meo Gerardo qui cognominatur de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in vicaria Brivatensi in villa…Bergnaco", next to "terram Gausberganæ uxoris supradicti filii mei…terram Rotberti vicecomitis fratris Wi…terram Hucberti vicecomitis", to Brioude Saint-Julien by charter dated May 937[125].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Apr 960 under which her husband "Geraldus qui vocor de Turre" donated property "in pago Arvernico, in comitatu Talamitensi, in vicaria Messiacensi, in villa…Monteplano", next to land of "Stephani fratris mei", to Brioude Saint-Julien, for the souls of "ipso et uxore mea Gausberga…pro genitore meo Bernardo et genitrice mea Berthelde…avo meo Bernardo comite et uxore sua Blitsende necnon et…Guillelmo et Acfredo Aquitaniæ quondam ducibus"[126]

Géraud & his wife had three children: 

1.         BERLION [III] de Tour (-after [1003]).  Vicomte [de Vienne].  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice, for the souls of "patris mei Geroldi et avi mei Bernardi de Turre, Willelmi et Egefredi comitum", by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" confirmed by "Burcardus…Viennensis…episcopus", signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[127]m LIUTGARDE, daughter of --- (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[128].  Berlion [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BERLION [IV] (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[129]same person as…?  BERLION [V] (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[130]m ILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[131].  Berlion [V] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ARBERT (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[132]

ii)         ARTAUD (-after 1032).  “Berlio” donated property “in pago Viennensi in agro Corsoriacense, in Insula sitam inter Bulburum et Carusium” to Cluny, for the souls of and with the consent of “uxoris meæ Ildeardis, ac filiorum meorum Arberti et Artaldi”, by charter dated [before 6 Sep] 1032[133]

2.         AMBLARD (-after [1003]).  "Berilo dominus de Turre" donated property acquired from "Serilone et Ava eius uxore in pago Viennensi in loco Cassiacensi et…in Ortis villa…" to Vienne Saint-Maurice by charter dated "regnante Rodolpho Rege anno X" signed by "Berilonis vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Leutgardis…Berilonis eius filii, Amblardi fratris Berilonis…"[134]

3.         BERNARD de Tour .  "Bernardus" donated "medietatem de ecclesia…Plauziacum" to Sauxillanges, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi et matris mee Gauzberge et avi mei Bernardi", by undated charter[135]

-        SEIGNEURS de la TOUR

 

 

 

C.      COMTES d'ALBON

 

 

The county of Albon emerged in the sources from the mid-11th century, although its precise geographical location has not yet been identified. The comtes d’Albon acquired authority over territory around Vienne but never acquired the county of Vienne.  The first member of the family recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  The earliest document so far identified which links the title of this family to the territory of Albon is the testament of Ramon Berenguer I Comte de Barcelona, dated 12 Nov 1076, which provides for the reversion of his counties to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes" in case of extinction of his descendants in the male line[136].  No record has been found of the precise date when Guigues [III] was appointed count, or who appointed him, although it is likely that he was invested either by Emperor Konrad I (Konrad II King of Germany, who had inherited the kingdom of Burgundy from the last independent king Rudolf III in 1032) or his son Emperor Heinrich II (Heinrich III King of Germany).  No record of Guigues [III] has been found in the surviving charters of either emperor which are included in the MGH compilation of imperial diplomas.  Another perspective is provided by an undated charter in the second cartulary of "saint Hugues" whose preamble states that during the time of "Isarni episcopi [10th century]" no counts ruled in "episcopatum Gratianopolitanum" and that when Mallen was bishop (supposed cousin of Comte Guigues [III] "Vétus", see below) "Guigo vetus, pater Guigonis crassi" usurped the title count and seized lands from the bishopric[137].  Fauché-Prunelle asserts that this preamble was inserted subsequently into the document and is not authentic[138].  Nevertheless, the absence of earlier documentation which attributes the title count to members of the family is striking.  Whatever the truth of the matter, the county was an imperial fief by the mid-11th century, as demonstrated by the patronage shown to the later counts by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa", who arranged important dynastic marriages for them. 

 

The head of this family was first recorded with the name “dauphin” from the early 13th century.  The origin of this title has been the subject of much debate.  The name is first found in surviving primary sources attributed to Guigues [VI], as shown by the charter dated to [after 1225] which records that "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius…" confirmed an earlier donation by his father to the abbey of Bonnevaux[139].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné summarises various outlandish legendary origins which emerged, but concludes that the dolphin was first used as a heraldic symbol by Guigues [VI] and that the title adopted by his descendants simply reflected this use[140].  Prudhomme states that this conclusion cannot be correct as the emblem is first recorded on the arms of the family in 1237[141].  He concludes that "delphinus" was a nickname ("surnom"), first borne by St Delphinus at the end of the 4th century and by a 7th century bishop of Lyon, and was used personally by Guigues [VI].  It was later used as a type of patronymic by André de Bourgogne [Capet] (see Part D), son of Beatrix heiress of Viennois and granddaughter of Guigues [VI], to highlight his maternal descent[142].  By the end of the 13th century, the name had evolved into a title, and the first reference to the "delphinatum" of Vienne and Albon dates to 1285[143]

 

A continuous line of descent of the family of the comtes d’Albon can be traced from the late 10th century until their extinction in the male line, probably soon after 1168.  It is possible that the family was descended from the comte de Vienne named Guigues who is recorded between 890 and 913 (see Part A.).  The reconstruction of this family is rendered difficult by the unbroken succession, from father to son, of individuals named Guigues.  In addition, the dates of death of the heads of the family are, for the most part, unknown.  The secondary sources which have been consulted during the preparation of the present document provide inconsistent interpretations of the primary source data and none presents a satisfactory final result.  The reconstruction which is presented below appears consistent with all the information contained in the primary sources which have been identified and contains no loose ends.  Nevertheless the conclusions are tentative and other interpretations are possible. 

 

 

1.         [GUIGUES (-after [940]).  Comte.  "Guy comte d’Albon" donated property to "l’église de Romette en Gapençais" by charter dated 940[144].  The text of this charter has not been seen but the reference to "Albon" suggests either that it is misdated or that it is spurious as geographical qualifications were rarely linked to titles in primary source documentation at that time.] 

 

 

GUIGUES [I], son of --- (-[7 Sep/18 Oct] 996).  "Barnuinus et uxor mea…Teutberge" donated property "in villa Vitrosco" to Saint-André de Bas, Vienne, for the souls of "senioris nostri domini Vigoni domneque Fredeburge", by charter dated "regnante domno Rodulfo rege" (dated to [1012/23] in the compilation, but presumably better dated to [993/96])[145].  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[146]

m [as her first husband,] FREDEBURGE, sister of GEOFFROY, daughter of --- ([960/65]-after 1012).  "Barnuinus et uxor mea…Teutberge" donated property "in villa Vitrosco" to Saint-André de Bas, Vienne, for the souls of "senioris nostri domini Vigoni domneque Fredeburge", by charter dated "regnante domno Rodulfo rege" (dated to [1012/23] in the compilation, but presumably better dated to [993/96])[147].  "Fredeburgis matris eius…" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[148].  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[149].  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[150].  "Fredeburgæ matris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[151].  She was the sister of Geoffroy and sister-in-law of Théobald de Nyon[152].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[153], Fredeburga married secondly "Arnoul de Theys", although the primary source which confirms his family name has not yet been identified.  This supposed second marriage is far from certain.  It is allegedly confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Arnulfus et uxor mea Frideburga necnon et filius noster Rodulphus" donated property "unum mansum in episcopatu Gratianopolitano in Valle Navis…les Aberges" to Cluny, witnessed by "Vuigonis comitis"[154].  The key to identifying the donor Fredeburge lies in the dating of this charter.  As noted elsewhere in the present document, the first member of the family of the comtes d’Albon who is recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  It is not known when he was awarded the title, but he is not recorded with it in other sources before the mid-10th century.  If the witness "Vuigonis comitis" was Guigues [III], which is likely, the donor Fredeburga would have been extremely old if she had been his paternal grandmother.  Two other factors point to this supposed second marriage being incorrect.  Firstly, it is extremely unlikely that Guigues [III]’s maternal grandmother could have given birth to a son by a second marriage, given the birth date estimated for her son by her [first] husband.  Secondly, the charter dated 1012 makes no mention of Fredeburge’s second husband, although it is likely that it predated the undated charter.  A more likely explanation is that Fredeburge, who married Arnoul, was an otherwise unrecorded daughter of the older Fredeburge by her marriage to Guigues [I], and that the witness to the charter was her nephew.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné accepts that Arnoul was the husband of Guigues [I]’s widow, identifying him as Arnoul, son of Rudolf ("Arnoul, fils du comte Rodolphe"), adding that the latter patronised Fredeburge’s children by her first marriage[155].  He cites no primary source on which he bases his statement. 

Guigues [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         HUMBERT ([960/70]-[after 1030]).  "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property "medietatem castri de Visilia" to Cluny by charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996, subscribed by "Fredeburgis matris eius, Wiguonis fratris eius, Humberti episcopi de Valentia nepotis eius"[156].  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when appointed to his bishopric.  Bishop of Grenoble 990 or before.  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[157].  "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property "locum de Sancto Bartholomeo cum ecclesia de Madernatis" to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre with the consent of "Radulfo rege et regina Ermengarda, et domino archiepiscopo Brocardo, matre quoque mea Fredeburge, atque Maileno nepote meo, simulque aliis nepotibus meis Umberto atque Wigone" by charter dated 1012, signed by "Fredeburgæ matris eius, Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius, Malleni nepotis eius"[158].  Prudhomme states that Bishop Humbert was still living in 1030 but had abandoned the administration of his diocesis to his nephew Mallen[159].  He cites no primary source to support his statement. 

2.         [RICHARD (-after Sep [996]).  "Wigo et uxor mea Fredeburga" donated property "in comitatu Viennensi in agro Cassiacensi in villa…Vernio" by charter dated Sep [996], subscribed by "Umberti episcopi, Richardi, Vagoni, Bosoni, Adraldi"[160].  Richard is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[161] as the son of Guigues [I] and his wife Fredeburge.  Presumably this is based only on this charter witnessed by "Richard".  The document includes no information on the relationship, if any, between the donors and the witnesses, although other sources show that the first witness Bishop Humbert was the couple’s son.  This appears to be slim evidence for asserting that Richard was also their son.] 

3.         GUIGUES [II] (-[1009]).  "…Wiguonis fratris eius…" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[162]m [GOTELENE, daughter of ---.  It is possible that the wife of Guigues [II] was Gotelene if the charter under which "Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated "ecclesiam de Visilia" to Cluny refers to Guigues [III] "Vetus"[163]Europäische Stammtafeln names her "Gotelana de Clérieux", but assigns her as the wife of Guigues [III] "Vetus/Vieux"[164].  No doubt this hypothesis is based on a different interpretation of the same charter.  The basis for Europäische Stammtafeln suggesting that Gotelana was "de Clérieux" has not yet been found.]  Guigues [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUMBERT ([995/1000]-[1037]).  "…Humberti episcopi de Valentia nepotis eius" subscribed the charter dated [Sep/Oct] 996 under which "Humbertus episcopus Gratianopolitanensis" donated property to Cluny[165].  His birth date is estimated consistent with the birth date range estimated for his uncle Humbert, although as noted above there is some doubt whether the latter range is correct.  Bishop of Valence .  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[166].  "…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[167]

b)         GUIGUES [III] "Vetus/Vieux" ([995/1000]-Cluny 22 Apr [1074/75]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[168].  His birth date range, estimated consistent with the birth date ranges estimated for the other members of this family, means that Guigues was probably still a child at the date of this charter.  Comte d’Albon

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c)         GUILLAUME (-7 Nov [1012]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[169].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "VII Id Nov" of "Guillelmus filius Guigonis comitis"[170]

4.         [daughter .  m ---.]  One child: 

a)         MALLEN (-[1036]).  "…Malleni nepotis eius" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[171].  His parentage is not known.  However, the 1012 charter is also signed by "…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…", suggesting that Mallenus must have been "nepos" by the donor's sister.  Bishop of Grenoble .  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[172]

5.         [FREDEBURGE .  An undated charter records that "Arnulfus et uxor mea Frideburga necnon et filius noster Rodulphus" donated property "unum mansum in episcopate Gratianopolitano in Valle Navis…les Aberges" to Cluny, witnessed by "Vuigonis comitis"[173].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné identifies the donors as Fredeburge, widow of Guigues [I] (see above), and her supposed second husband[174].  As noted above, the key to identifying the donor Fredeburge lies in the dating of this charter.  The first member of the family of the comtes d’Albon who is recorded with the comital title was Guigues [III] "Vetus".  It is not known when he was awarded the title, but he is not recorded with it in other sources before the mid-10th century.  If the witness "Vuigonis comitis" was Guigues [III], which is likely, the donor Fredeburge would have been extremely old if she had been his paternal grandmother.  Two other factors point to Fredeburge not being his grandmother.  Firstly, it is extremely unlikely that Guigues [III]’s maternal grandmother could have given birth to a son by a second marriage, given the birth date estimated for her son by her [first] husband.  Secondly, she is named in a charter dated 1012 (see above) which makes no mention of Fredeburge’s second husband, although it is likely that it predated the undated charter.  A more likely explanation is that Fredeburge, who married Arnoul, was an otherwise unrecorded daughter of the older Fredeburge by her marriage to Guigues [I], and that the witness to the charter was her nephew.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[175], Fredeburge’s husband was "Arnoul de Theys", although the primary source which confirms his family name has not yet been identified.  Chorier identifies him as Arnoul, son of Rudolf ("Arnoul, fils du comte Rodolphe"), adding that the latter patronised Fredeburge’s family[176].  He cites no primary source on which he bases his statement.  m ARNOUL [de Theys], son of ---.  same person as …?  ARNOUL, son of Comte RUDOLF & his wife ---.] 

 
 

GUIGUES [III] "Vetus/Vieux", son of GUIGUES [II] & his wife [Gotelene ---] ([995/1000]-Cluny 22 Apr [1074/75]).  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "Agiltrude regina coniuge nostra nec non archiepiscopo Burchardo fratre nostro et comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[177].  His birth date range, estimated consistent with the birth date ranges which are estimated for the other members of this family, means that Guigues was probably still a child at the date of this charter.  "…Wigonis et Umberti filiorum fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1012 under which "Umbertus Grationopolensis ecclesiæ præsul" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[178]Comte d’Albon.  "Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated "ecclesiam de Visilia" to Cluny by undated charter, subscribed by "Wigonis filii sui, Ainardi de Domena, duobus de fratribus suis Attanulfi Wigonis, Bermundi de Aurel, Humberti nepotis sui"[179].  This charter is dated to [1090] in the compilation of Cluny charters.  The document refers to Hugues abbot of Cluny, who is named in documents between 1048 and 1090.  If [1090] is the correct date, it would have been signed towards the end of the lives of all three of the Domène brothers who subscribed the document: they are named in charters for Domène between [1027] and [1085][180].  It is therefore possible that the document dates from earlier in the abbacy of Hugues, in which case the donor could be Guigues [III] "Vetus".  If this was correct, it would also resolve the problem of the identity of Gotelene.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné suggests that "Gotelenne" was a corruption derived from the word "Catalonia" and therefore that this charter refers to Guigues [III]’s son by Ines de Barcelona[181].  This seems an unlikely explanation as the name "Catalonia" has not been observed in contemporary charters to describe Barcelona and adjacent counties collectively (see the document CATALONIA).  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[182].  "…Guigo comes et filius eius Guigo…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[183].  "Vuigo comes" donated property "in parrochia Heroneii" to Domène by undated charter which names "dominus Hugo Prior de Domina" (whose priorship is dated to [1058] to [1072], indicating that the donor was Guigues [III] "Vetus")[184].  "Guigo comes qui nomine vocor senex atque filius meus Guigo pinguis" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 1063[185].  “Wigo” (signed “Wigonis comitis”) granted “sponse mee…Agnetis” various properties “in dotalitio”, including “castellum Albionem…Moratum…et Vallem…in comitatu Viennensis” by charter dated “VI Id Mai, luna XXma VIa regnante Henrico rege”, subscribed by “Pontii episcopi[186], the date corresponding to the year 1070.  He became a monk at Cluny.  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "X Kal Mai" of "Wigo comes"[187].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "X Kal Mai" of "Guigo comes qui cognominatus est Vetus"[188].  No document has yet been found which identifies the year of his death.  However, considering the date of his second marriage, and the birth of his son by his second wife, it is likely that he died in [1074/75].  He was dead by 12 Nov 1076, the date of the testament of his father-in-law Ramon Berenguer Comte de Barcelona which provides for the reversion of the testator’s county to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes" in case of extinction of his descendants in the male line[189].  This wording implies that both Ines and Guigues were deceased at the time.  Prudhomme distinguishes two individuals in place of "Guigues [III]"[190].  He states that the older Guigues died in 1034, married "Gotelenne", and that his son was the second person, Guigues "Vetus".  He cites no primary source in support of his theory, in particular no document which indicates that one of the counts Guigues died in 1034.  The division of this person into two seems unnecessary to explain the primary sources.  The family relationships shown in this document leave no primary source reference unexplained.  In any case, it seems appropriate that Guigues "Vetus" should be identified with Guigues [III] as he would have well merited his nickname, assuming that his birth date is correctly estimated as shown above. 

m firstly ADELSINDIS, daughter of --- (-after 29 Apr 1050).  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[191].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[192], the first wife of Guigues [III] was "Gotelana de Clérieux".  It appears that this hypothesis must be based on the charter dated [1090] under which "Wigo comes filius Gotelenne" donated property to Cluny[193].  However, as noted above, a better interpretation of the documentation is that "Gotelenne" was the mother of Guigues [III] not his wife.  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[194]

m secondly (10 May 1070) INES de Barcelona, daughter of RAMON BERENGUER I "el Viejo" Comte de Barcelona & his third wife Almodis de la Marche ([1055/56]-[before 12 Nov 1076]).  “Wigo” (signed “Wigonis comitis”) granted “sponse mee…Agnetis” various properties “in dotalitio”, including “castellum Albionem…Moratum…et Vallem…in comitatu Viennensis” by charter dated “VI Id Mai, luna XXma VIa regnante Henrico rege”, subscribed by “Pontii episcopi[195], the date corresponding to the year 1070.  Her parentage is confirmed by the publication of the testament of "comitis Barchinone…Raimundi Berengarii" dated 12 Nov 1076 includes a residuary provision that, in case of the death of his three other children, his counties would revert to "filium Guigonis de Albion quem habuit de filia sua Agnes"[196].  The wording of the testament implies that both Ines and her husband were deceased at the time. 

Guigues [III] & his first wife had two children:

1.         HUMBERT ([1025/30]-[1080]).  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[197].  His birth date range is estimated consistent with the birth date ranges estimated for the other members of this family.  Bishop of Grenoble

2.         GUIGUES [IV] "Pinguis" ([1025/30]-19 Jan [1106], bur Priory of Saint-Robert).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[198].  "Malleni episcope Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[199]Comte d'Albon

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Guigues [III] & his second wife had one child:

3.         GUIGUES dit Raymond ([1074/75]-5 Dec after 1096).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[200].  He is referred to, but not named, in the testament of "comitis Barchinone…Raimundi Berengarii" dated 12 Nov 1076 as residuary beneficiary of the county of Barcelona in case of the death of the testator's three children[201]m (1085 or before) as her second husband, [ITA Raymonde] de Forez, [divorced wife] of [RENAUD [II] Comte de Nevers], daughter of ARTAUD [II] Comte de Forez et de Lyon & his wife Raymonde ---.  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum records that "Guillelmus…[filios]…Renaldum" married firstly "filiam unicam [Artaldi] comitis Foratensis"[202].  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guy-Raymond de Viennois" married "Ide-Raymonde de Forez, fille d’Artaud V…comte de Lyon et de Forez et d’Ide son épouse" and refers to the couple’s donation of "quelques terres situées au pays de Forez" to Cluny dated 1085, adding that the property in question was Ita’s dowry[203].  La Mure does not quote the charter in question nor provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to Guichenon’s Histoire de Savoie.  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably has since disappeared.  It is not now therefore possible to state whether the charter explicitly confirms Ita Raymonde’s affiliation, although on this point there appears no reason to doubt that La Mure had the document available when he was writing as his description of its contents is precise.  Two difficulties remain.  The first difficulty is the date of the supposed Cluny charter, as at that time Guigues would still have been a child (his estimated birth date appears robust).  The second difficulty is that Ita must have been considerably older than her second husband, assuming that she was the same daughter who had previously married Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers, as she had a daughter by her first marriage.  One possibility is that Artaud [II] Comte de Forez et de Lyon had two daughters, despite the Origine et Historia asserting that Comte Renaud’s wife was "filiam unicam".  It should be noted that no source has been identified which confirms that Guigues’s wife had previously been the wife of Comte Renaud.  If there was only one daughter, she must have been divorced from her first husband, although no source has been found which confirms that this is correct.  It should be noted that La Mure asserts that Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers was Ita’s second husband, married after the death of Guigues, but this appears difficult to reconcile with the chronology of the different families with which she was connected.  Guigues & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY [Guigues] (-27 Oct 1138).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guigues ou Guy I…comte de Lyon et de Forez" was the son of Guigues-Raymond and his wife Ita Raymonde and refers to his donation to Cluny dated 1137 for the souls of "son père ledit Guigues surnommé Raymond et…sa mere ladite Ide surnommée Raymonde"[204].  La Mure does not quote the charter in question nor provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to "les sieurs Du Bouchet, d’Hozier et Guichenon".  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably has since disappeared.  The family origin of Guy/Guigues appears confirmed by another charter, dated 1173, quoted by La Mure (also without providing the source citation reference) under which his grandson "comes Guigo" donated property "a Vienna usque ad Antonem et usque Burgundium" to the church of Lyon except if he succeeded to [the county of Viennois] ("nisi jure hæreditario, ex linea consanguinitatis aliis exclusis, ad ipsum successio fueris devoluta")[205].  Comte de Lyon et de Forez [1115]. 

-        COMTES de LYON et de FOREZ

Guigues [III] had two [probably illegitimate] children by [an unknown mistress]:

4.          RICHARD (-after 1079).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[206].  It is unlikely that Richard and Armand were born from their father’s second marriage as they are not named in their maternal grandfather’s 1076 testament.  As they are named after "Guigonis cognomento Raimundi ", it is probable that they were younger brothers or of lesser status, maybe because they were illegitimate. 

5.          ARMAND (-after 1079).  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[207].  It is unlikely that Richard and Armand were born from their father’s second marriage as they are not named in their maternal grandfather’s 1076 testament.  As they are named after "Guigonis cognomento Raimundi ", it is probable that they were younger brothers or of lesser status, maybe because they were illegitimate. 

 
 

GUIGUES [IV] "Pinguis", son of GUIGUES [d'Albon] & his wife first wife Adelsindis --- ([1025/30]-19 Jan [1106], bur Priory of Saint-Robert).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[208].  "Malleni episcopi Gratianopolitani et Wigonis comitis et uxoris eius Adelsendis, filiorumque suorum Umberti et Wigonis" signed a charter dated 26 Aug 1035 relating to the donation of four churches in Vico to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre[209].  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[210].  "…Guigo comes et filius eius Guigo…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[211].  "Guigo comes qui nomine vocor senex atque filius meus Guigo pinguis" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 1063[212]Comte d'Albon.  "Wigo Albionis comes" named "fratres mei Guigonis cognomento Raimundi, Richardi, Armannique" in his donation to Cluny dated 1079[213].  "Vuigo comes" donated property "in parrochia Heroneii" to Domène by undated charter[214].  "Wigo…comes" confirmed a donation to Cluny by charter dated [1100][215].  "Guigonis comitis, filii Guigonis Veteris…" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1105 relating to a donation to the cathedral of Grenoble[216].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné states that an epitaph in the priory of Saint-Robert records the death 19 Jan of "Guigo Grassus Dalphinus primus et monachus" but comments that it was erected long after his death[217]

m (before 29 Apr 1050) PETRONILLE, daughter of --- ([1039/41]-9 Sep, before 1106, bur Priory of Domene).  A charter dated 29 Apr 1050 records the donation by "Guigoni…maiori, qui postea effectus est monachus…et Adelai comitissæ, et alii Guigoni, filio illius Guigonis…et uxori eius Petronillæ" to Saint-Pierre de Vienne[218].  [According to Europäische Stammtafeln[219], the first wife of Guigues [IV] was Adelaide de Savoie, daughter of Oddon Comte de Chablais, Marchese di Susa & his wife Adelaida Marchesa di Susa ([1052/53]-[Schloß Twiel] early 1079, bur St Blasius).  Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln[220] shows the first wife of Guigues Comte d'Albon as "Adelais (von Turin)" and their son Guigues [V] Comte d'Albon as co-heir of Adelaida Marchesa di Susa in 1091.  The basis for this hypothesis has not been found, but it is unlikely to be correct considering Adelaide's estimated birth date.  On the other hand, it is likely that the wife of Guigues [IV] was a descendant of Adelaida Marchesa di Susa, assuming that it is correct that his son Guigues [V] was one of her co-heirs in 1091.  If that is correct, it is possible that his wife was the daughter of Adelaida’s second marriage to Enrico di Monferrato, and therefore born in [1039/41].  If Guigues [IV]’s wife was Petronille named in the charter quoted above, she would have still been a child at the time of that marriage.]  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "V Id Sep" of "la comtesse Pétronille, épouse de Guigues le Gras et mère de Guigues le comte"[221].  Her burial place is confirmed by the charter dated 1106 under which "dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[222]

Guigues [IV] & his wife had [three] children:

1.         GUIGUES [V] ([1050/70]-21 Dec 1125).  A charter dated to [1100] relates details of a dispute between the bishop and counts of Albon which names "Guigo Vetus, pater Guigonis Crassus…Guigoni comiti, filio Guigonis Crassis"[223].  In 1091, he was co-heir to Adelaida Marchesa di Susa.  "Guigo comes, filius Guigonis Crassi" donated property to the cathedral of Grenoble by charter dated 1099[224]Comte d'Albon.  "Dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène by charter dated 1106 which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[225].  "Guigo comes Albionensis" is recorded as present in a charter dated 2 Aug 1107 which relates to a dispute between "fratres Guidonem Viennensium et Hugonem Gratianopolitanum episcopos" relating to property "in pago Salmoracensi"[226].  An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[227].  "Dominus Vuigo comes" donated property "cabannaria…in mandamento castri Vorappiæ" to Domène, in the presence of "dominæ Reginæ uxoris domini Vuigonis comitis", by charter dated 1107[228].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[229].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Matelda" donated property to the Hospital of Jerusalem at Gap by charter dated 30 Apr 1112[230].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[231].  "Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[232].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death 21 Dec 1125 of "Guigues le Comte, qui construisit le monastère de Saint-Robert de Cornillon"[233]m REGINA [Matilda], daughter of --- [from England] (-[1146/47]).  "Dominus Vuigo comes et uxor eius Regina quæ fuit de Anglia" confirmed a donation to Domène by charter dated 1106 which states that "matris suæ" was buried in the monastery[234].  An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[235].  "Dominus Vuigo comes" donated property "cabannaria…in mandamento castri Vorappiæ" to Domène, in the presence of "dominæ Reginæ uxoris domini Vuigonis comitis", by charter dated 1107[236].  "Vuigo comes et uxor eius Mahiol" granted commitments to the monks of Chalais by charter dated to [1108/10][237].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[238].  Comte Guigues and his wife "Matelda" donated property to the Hospital of Jerusalem at Gap by charter dated 30 Apr 1112[239].  "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" donated property "in parochial Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" naming "Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius" dated [1122][240].  "Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[241].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[242].  "La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[243].  Guigues [V] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUIGUES [VI] ([1090/1100]-killed in battle La Buissière 28 Jun 1142, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[244]Comte d'Albon.    

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b)         HUMBERT d’Albon (-26 Jun or 20 Nov 1147).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[245].  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[246].  Bishop of Le Puy .  "Guigo comes filius Petronille" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "uxorisque mee Matildis", by charter dated to [1101/32], witnessed by "Matiltis regina uxor eius et filius eius Humbertus Aniciensi ecclesie electus…"[247].  "Umbertus filius comitis" subscribed a charter dated 1125 under which "Petrus archiepiscopus Viennensis" confirmed donations by his predecessor "Guidonis" to Valence Saint-Rufus[248], although it is not certain that this refers to Humbert son of Comte Guigues [III].  "La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[249]Archbishop of Vienne .  The necrology of Saint-Robert records the death 26 Jun (20 Nov) 1147 of "Humbert archévêque de Vienne"[250]

c)         GERSENDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1152.  Her name is confirmed by the following document: “Guillaume comte de Forcalquier” recalled that, during his adolescence, he donated property to Lure with “son aïeule la comtesse Garsende” by charter dated 1 May 1207[251]m GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Forcalquier, son of ARMENGOL [IV] "él de Gerp" Conde de Urgel & his second wife Adélaïde de Provence Ctss de Forcalquier (-Avignon 1129). 

d)         MATHILDE ([1112/16]-after 30 Mar 1148).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Amedeo…secundo, Mauriennæ comiti" married "Guigona Crassi filia"[252].  The identity of her father is clarified as the passage also names "Humbertus minor Crassi filius" and his appointment ot "archiepiscopatum Viennensem".  Europäische Stammtafeln[253] shows a single marriage of Comte Amédée III, to Mathilde d'Albon, in 1123.  It is more likely that Mathilde was his second wife, especially if her likely birth date range is correct.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[254], Mathilde's parents were married [1106-1110].  The same table shows that Mathilde's two brothers, Guigues and Humbert, were mentioned in 1110, indicating that the marriage must have taken place during the earlier part of this date range, if the range is correct.  A third child, Gersende d'Albon, must also have born during the early years of her parents' marriage as she herself gave birth to two sons before (or shortly after) the death of her husband in Oct 1129.  Assuming all these dates are correct, the timescale is tight for the birth of a fourth child, Mathilde, before 1112 at the earliest.  This would make it impossible for Mathilde to have been the mother of Comte Amédée's oldest daughter Alix.  "A. comes et marchio cum uxore sua M." donated property to the monastery of Ripalta, with the support of "eorum filio Umberto", by charter dated 9 Jan 1137[255].  "Amedeus comes et marchio et Maies comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Maurice by charter dated 30 Mar 1143[256].  "Amedeus comes et marchio" confirmed donations to Saint-Sulpice en Bugey, for the soul of "filii mei Humberti", by charter dated to [1148], which also names "uxore mea Matildi", confirmed by "Aalasia comitissa de Bello Joco…cum filio meo Guichardo"[257].  "Amedeus comes et marchio et Majes comitissa uxor eius et Umbertus eorum filius" confirmed the rights of the monastery of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune by charter dated 30 Mar 1148[258]m ([Jul 1134/1135]) as his second wife, AMEDEE III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie, son of HUMBERT II "le Renforcé" Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his wife Gisèle de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1095]-Nicosia 30 Aug 1148). 

2.         ADELAIDE .  An undated charter notes concessions made by "domini Guigonis comitis" to Domène, witnessed by "uxor domini comitis domina Regina et soror eiusdem comitis domina Adelaida…"[259]

3.         [daughter .  It is possible that the mother of Amédée was the daughter of Guigues named Adelaide, shown above, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.]  m SOFFREDUS [Siboud] d'Hauterive, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         AMEDEE (-after 1122).  Monk at Bonnevaux 1119.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné states that "un ancient auteur" (whom he does not name or cite) records that "Guigo comes Albinensis avunculus eius" visited "Amadeus" at Bonnevaux in 1122[260]

 
 

GUIGUES [VI] d'Albon, son of GUIGUES [V] Comte d'Albon & his wife Regina [Matilda] --- ([1090/1100]-killed in battle La Buissière 28 Jun 1142, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble).  Comte Guigues and his wife "Regina nominate Maheldis" donated property to Chalais abbey, with the approval of "leurs fils Guigues Delfinus et Humbert", by charter dated 31 Oct 1110[261].  "Guigo Delphinus" donated "decimas ecclesiæ Heroneii", payment of which "pater meus Guigo comes" relinquished in his favour, to Domène by undated charter[262].  He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon.  He was known as "Dauphin", the first of the family to be referred to in contemporary charters with the surname "Delfinus".  A charter dated to [1122] records a donation by "Guigo comes et Matildis uxor eius" of property "in parochia Sancti Saturnini juxta aquam Velciam" to the abbey of Bonnevaux, later confirmed by "Guigo delphinus et uxor eius et Humbertus Podiensis episcopus frater eius", the confirmation witnessed by "Matildis mater eius"[263].  " The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "V Kal Jul" of "Guigo comes"[264]

m ([1120]) CLEMENCE [Marguerite] de Mâcon, daughter of ETIENNE [I] Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Béatrix de Lorraine (-Abbaye des Ayes [28 Jan/8 Feb] 1164, bur Abbaye des Ayes).  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that "Stephani Burgundiæ comitis filia, soror…Rainaldi et Guillermi, neptisque…Papæ Callixti" married "comitis Guigonis Dalphini" in celebrations conducted by "principe Guigone veteri, eiusdem Guigone patre"[265].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Guigo secundus" married "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi"[266].  A monumental inscription at the abbey of Ayes, near Grenoble, records the death "VI Id Feb" in 1164 of "Margareta comitissa"[267].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "VII Kal Jan" of "Margareta comitissa"[268]

Guigues [VI] & his wife had three children: 

1.         GUIGUES [VII] (-Château de Vizille 29 Jul 1162, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble).  He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  "La reine Mathilde" donated property to the abbey of Chalais in 1146, confirmed by charter dated 1147 by "Humbert alors évêque du Puy, depuis archévêque de Vienne…le comte Guigues, fils de Guigues dauphin et sa mere"[269].  Berthold Herzog von Zähringen (imperial administrator of the kingdom of Burgundy) granted rights in Vienne, which Emperor Lothar II had granted to his predecessor Duke Konrad, to “Guigoni Dalphino Albonis comiti” by charter dated 1155[270].  "Dom. comes Albionensium, Guigo…dalphinus", acting with his council of advisers "Arberti de Turre…" and with the advice of "Willelmi de Clariaco Romanensis ecclesie sacristie", gave permission to the inhabitants of Romans to build a wall around their town, by charter dated 1161[271].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death in 1162 "in castro suo Visiliæ prope Gratianopolim" of "Guigo tertius" and his burial next to his father[272]m ([1155]) BEATRIX, daughter of --- (- bur Notre-Dame de Grenoble).  The wife of Guigues [VII] is named Beatrix in secondary sources but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Her origin has been the subject of considerable controversy.  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the son of Marguerite de Viennois married "Imperatore…consanguineam"[273].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Guigo tertius" married "neptem…primi Federici imperatoris"[274].  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné names her Beatrice di Monferrato, daughter of Guglielmo V Marchese di Monferrato & his wife Judith of Austria, stating that her parentage is confirmed by letters from Emperor Friedrich I, dated 1168, addressed to "Guigoni Dalphino" which refer to her as "filia Guillelmi comitis Montisferrati"[275].  This document has not been found in a search of the MGH compilation of diplomas of Emperor Friedrich.  Usseglio suggests that Chorier’s hypothesis is based on a misinterpretation of a charter of Emperor Friedrich II, dated Mar 1238, which is addressed to "Beatricis filiæ quondam Guillelmi Marchionis Montisferrati" (who was the daughter of Guglielmo VI Marchese di Monferrato, and widow of Dauphin André), and confirms privileges granted to Dauphin Guigues [VII] in 1155[276].  The family connections of Emperor Friedrich I are so numerous that it does not seem worthwhile to speculate on Beatrix’s correct parentage.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[277], Beatrice married secondly Enrico Marchese di Caretto.  However, the only primary source which suggests this second marriage appears to be the late 13th/14th century Vida of the poet Raimbaut de Vaqueiras which describes her as sister of Bonifazio Marchese di Monferrato and states that she married "Enric del Caret"[278].  However, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras himself calls her "filha del marques" in the famous 'Carros', 'Truan, mala guerra', composed in [1200/01], which emphasises her youth[279], which seems to suggest that the Beatrice in question must have been the daughter not sister of Marchese Bonifazio.  A marriage with Dauphin Guigues would therefore be chronologically impossible.  Guigues [VII] & his wife had two children: 

a)         [GUIGUES [VIII] (-after 1168).  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné records that letters from Emperor Friedrich I, dated 1168, were addressed to "Guigoni Dalphino"[280].  He succeeded his father as Comte d'Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  In light of Chorier’s dubious interpretation of the parentage of the wife of Dauphin Guigues [VII], it is possible that the existence of Guigues [VIII] may have been an invention by Chorier to fit his theories[281].  No other reference has been found to this alleged Guigues [VIII].  In particular, he never seems to have been mentioned by his supposed sister in her documents.  It is suggested that Chorier’s information should be treated with caution.] 

b)         BEATRIX (1161-Château de Vizille, Isère 15 Dec 1228, bur Abbaye de Ayes, near Grenoble).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a chronicle written by "Guillaume, chanoine de l’église cathédrale de Grenoble" which records that "filiam filii sui" (referring to Marguerite, paternal grandmother of Beatrix) married "comitem S. Ægidii"[282].  She succeeded her [father/brother] as Ctss d'Albon.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the wife of "Albrico Tailhefer comite Sancti Egidii" was "filia senioris Dalfini" and her second marriage to "dux"[283].  The Annales S. Benigni Divisionensis record the marriage of Duke Hugues with "Beatricem, filiam Delfini comitis Alboni apud Sanctum Egidium"[284].  Her third marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Hugo Coloniaci”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights in property “apud Siliniacum” to the Chartreuse of Seligna by charter dated 1202, witnessed by “Beatrix ducissa uxor mea...[285].  Valbonnais cites the testament of "la duchesse Beatrix" dated 1228 which names "son héritier le Dauphin André son fils…Matilde sa fille aînée femme de Jean Comte de Chalon…Marguerite son autre fille épouse d’Amédée fils du comte de Savoye"[286]m firstly (before 11 Oct 1179) ALBERIC "Taillefer" de Toulouse Comte de Saint-Gilles, son of RAYMOND V Comte de Toulouse & his wife Constance de France (-1183 before 1 Sep).  "Tallifers Viennensium comes et Albonensium comes" donated property to Oulx by charter dated 11 Oct 1179[287].  "Taillafers Viennensium et Albonensium comes" confirmed privileges to the abbey of Durbon, granted by "pater meus Raymondus dux Narbonæ, comes Tholosæ, marchio Provinciæ", by charter dated 1183[288]m secondly (Saint-Gilles-en-Languedoc 1 Sep 1183) as his second wife, HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy, son of EUDES II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marie de Blois-Champagne ([1148]-Acre 7 or 25 Aug 1192, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  m thirdly ([1193]) HUGUES Seigneur de Coligny-le-Neuf, son of HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Coligny & his wife Ida de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-killed in battle Serrhai 2 Sep 1205). 

2.         MARQUISE (-21 Jul 1196, bur Abbaye des Ayes).  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the two daughters of Marguerite de Viennois married "alteram…Arvenensium comiti, regis Franciæ consanguineo" and "alteram Valentinensium comiti"[289].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Marchesiam et Delphinam" as the two daughters of "Guigo secundus" and his wife "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi", adding that "una comita Arverno, alterna Valentino" married[290].  A monumental inscription at the abbey of Ayes, near Grenoble, records the death "XII Kal Aug" of "Marchisia"[291]m ([1150]) [as his second wife,] GUILLAUME [VII] "le Jeune" Comte d'Auvergne, son of ROBERT [III] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife --- (-[1169]). 

3.         [BEATRIX] .  The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that the two daughters of Marguerite de Viennois married "alteram…Arvenensium comiti, regis Franciæ consanguineo" and "alteram Valentinensium comiti"[292].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Marchesiam et Delphinam" as the two daughters of "Guigo secundus" and his wife "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi", adding that "una comita Arverno, alterna Valentino" married[293].  Bearing in mind the [1120] marriage date of her parents of [Beatrix], and the death of her father in 1142 which provides the latest possible date for her birth, Guillaume is the only known Comte de Valentinois to whom this can refer.  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  m as his [second] wife, GUILLAUME de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, son of AYMAR de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his wife --- (-[1187/88]). 

 

 

 

D.      COMTES d’ALBON, DAUPHINS (BOURGOGNE [CAPET])

 

 

The county of Albon passed by marriage to a younger branch of the family of the dukes of Burgundy.  As noted in the Introduction to Part C above, the term “dauphin” was used as a type of patronymic by André de Bourgogne [Capet], son of Beatrix heiress of Viennois and granddaughter of Guigues [VI], to highlight his maternal descent[294].  By the end of the 13th century, “dauphin” had evolved into a title borne by the rulers of Albon and Viennois.  The first reference to the "delphinatum" of Vienne and Albon dates to 1285[295].  In addition, it was transformed into a regular name in the family of the comtes d’Auvergne, into which it was transmitted through Marquise, daughter of Guigues [VI][296]

 

 

ANDRE de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Beatrix de Viennois Ctss d'Albon (1184-14 Mar 1237, bur Grenoble, église collégiale de Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Octavium et Andream" as the two sons of "Beatrice relictis Tallifer" and "Hugo Burgundiæ dux"[297].  "Hugo Burgundie dux et Albonii comes" donated property to the Templars at Beaune, with the support of "Beatricis uxoris mee et…filiorum meorum Odonis, Alexandri et Dalphini", by charter dated Dec 1188[298].  Comte de Gap et d'Embrun by right of his first wife in 1202.  He succeeded his mother in 1228 as Comte d’Albon, and was also referred to as "Dauphin".  A charter dated 1210 records an agreement between "dominus Andreas Dalfinus" and the church of Embrun, relating to donations by "domino Wilelmo bonæ memoriæ comite Forcalcarii" and "eidem Delfino et uxori eius"[299].  "Andreas comes Albionensis" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 1227[300].  "Andreas Dalphinus comes Vienne et Ailbonis" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 4 Jul 1231[301].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor, and names "Beatrici filiæ suæ uxori comitis Montis-fortis"[302].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "III Id Mar" in 1237 of "Andreas Delphinus"[303]

m firstly (Saint-Firmin-sur-le-Buech Jun 1202, separated for consanguinity 1211) BEATRIX de Sabran, daughter and heiress of RAINON [I] de Sabran Seigneur de Caylar et d'Ansouis & his wife Garsende de Forcalquier Ctss de Gap et d'Embrun (1182-after 5 Sep 1215).  "Willelmo…comite Forcalquerii filio dominæ comitissæ veterannæ" confirmed the marriage of "Delfino filio dominæ Beatricis…ducissæ Burgundiæ, Albonensis ac Viennensis comitissæ" and "neptem suam…filiam filiæ suæ…Beatricem" and granted her the counties of Embrun and Gap as her dowry, by charter dated [3] Jun 1202[304].  Ctss de Gap et d’Embrun.  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Andreas" married "Beatricem, filiam Guillermi Falcaquerii comitis" and inherited "comitatum Falcaquerium" from her, adding in a later passage that he repudiated her for consanguinity[305], although this skips a generation in recording the parentage of Beatrix.  A charter dated 1210 records an agreement between "dominus Andreas Dalfinus" and the church of Embrun, relating to donations by "domino Wilelmo bonæ memoriæ comite Forcalcarii" and "eidem Delfino et uxori eius"[306]

m secondly ([1216]) SEMNORESSE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [II] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his wife Philippa de FayHer marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[307].  Kerrebrouck[308] says that it is incorrect, but does not give the basis for his doubts.  The dates relating to the first and third wives of Dauphin Guigues VI suggest that the chronology is tight for an intermediate marriage.  The doubt seems to be removed by the following document: Jean Archbishop of Vienne “Aimar de Sassenage et Aimar de Bressieux” settled a dispute between “Aimar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois” and Dauphin André concerning the dowry of “Samnoresse fille d’Aimar morte sans enfants de son mariage avec André”, by charter dated 1223[309]

m thirdly (21 Nov 1219) as her first husband, BEATRICE di Monferrato, daughter of GUGLIELMO VI Marchese di Monferrato & his [second] wife Berta di Clavesana ([1204/10]-after 4 Mar 1236).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Andreas Delphinus" and "Beatricem, Guillermi marchionis Montisferrati filiam" after repudiating his first wife[310].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", and appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor[311].  Many secondary sources state that Beatrice married, as her second husband, Guy [II] Seigneur de Bâgé (see BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY).  Guichenon, in his Histoire de Savoie, explains the background to this error, recording that "Pingon, du Buttet, du Chesne et les sainte Marthe…moi après eux" confused the name "Dauphine", under which Guy’s widow is recorded with the title "Dauphine [de Viennois]"[312], the widow of André Comte d’Albon being the only available person with that title. 

André & his first wife had [two] children:

1.         BEATRIX de Viennois ([1205]-17 Sep after 1248).  The Historia Albigensium of Pierre de Vaux-Cernay records the betrothal of "primogenitum comitis nostri…Almaricum" and "filiam Delphini", dated to 1214 from the context[313].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Andreas Delphinatum…et…Beatrice…Beatricem filiam" and "Amalrico comiti Montisfortis"[314].  "Amalricus…dux Narbonæ, comes Tholosæ, vicecomes Biterrensis et dominus Montisfortis" donated property to the church of Embrun, relating to the dowry of "uxoris meæ filiæ comitis Dalphini", by charter dated 13 Dec 1222[315].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names "Beatrici filiæ suæ uxori comitis Montis-fortis"[316].  "Almaricus comes Montisfortis, Francie constabularius" donated land "in loco…Marescheria" [Marchesserie] to Notre-Dame de la Roche for anniversaries for "…Guidonis Bigorensis comitis fratris nostri", with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostre", by charter dated Mar 1237[317].  The necrology of Port-Royal records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Beatrix contesse de Montfort jadis femme de Almary conte"[318]Betrothed (1207) to GUILLAUME de Nevers, son of HERVE [IV] Seigneur de Donzy Comte de Nevers & his wife Mathilde de Courtenay Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre (-[1207/12]).  m (Betrothed Carcassonne [1214], consummated 1222) AMAURY [VII] de Montfort, son of SIMON [V] de Montfort Earl of Leicester, Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse, Vicomte de Béziers et de Carcassonne, Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Alix de Montmorency (-Otranto [Apr] 1241, bur Rome, St Peter's).  He succeeded his father in 1218 as Duc de Narbonne, Comte de Toulouse, Seigneur de Montfort.  He later used the title Earl of Leicester. 

2.         [MARGUERITE de Viennois ([1203/07]-[1242]).  The Inventory of the State Archives of Turin[319] mentions a document dated 1230 which refers to the marriage of Comte Amédée with "Marguerite daughter of André dauphin, comte de Viennois", but without giving the context (marriage contract, appointment of proxy etc.).  Although her mother is not named, the date of the document suggests that it is likely that Marguerite would have been born from her supposed father's first marriage.  However, there is some doubt whether this reference can be correct.  As noted in the document SAVOY, two primary sources indicate that Comte Amédée IV married Marguerite de Bourgogne as his first wife, one source indicating that she was still alive in 1228.  Marguerite de Viennois would therefore have been the niece of Comte Amédée’s first wife.  Such a relationship by marriage would have necessitated a papal dispensation, which may not have been easily obtained given the closeness of the affinity.  In addition, this supposed second marriage would have taken place during the papacy of Pope Gregory IX, who is recorded as granting only 11 dispensations during his 14 year reign (6 of which related to validating existing marriages), which suggests that he was "averse to dispensing from the impediments of relationship"[320].  Another possibility is that the Inventory of State Archives mistook "daughter" for "sister" in its extract, and that the 1230 document refers to Comte Amédée’s earlier marriage to Marguerite de Bourgogne.  Since writing the above comment, an updated version of the online State Archives Inventory now suggests that this possibility may be correct: while the new summary still refers to “Matrimoni.  Amedeo IV di Savoia e Margherita figlia di Andrea Delfino conte di Vienna”, a further extract states that the document records that “Margherita di Vienne” gave receipt “al fratello Andrea Delfino di Vienne” for the sum bequeathed to her “in testamento dalla madre Beatrice contessa di Vienne[321].  The original document has not been consulted to verify how this conflict is resolved.  Altogether, this possible second marriage, based only on this index entry, now looks unlikely to be correct.]  m (before 1221) as his [second] wife, AMEDEE de Savoie, son of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Béatrix] de Genève (Montmélian, Savoie 1197-Montmélian 24 Jun or 13 Jul 1253, bur Hautecombe, abbaye royale de Sainte-Marie).  He succeeded his father in 1233 as AMEDEE IV Comte de Savoie.]

André & his third wife had [two] children:

3.         GUIGUES de Viennois (1225-Aug 1269, bur Chartreuse Abbaye de Prémol).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem quartum" as son of "Andreas Delphinus" and his wife "Beatricem, Guillermi marchionis Montisferrati filiam"[322].  The testament of "Dom. Andreas Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comitis" is dated 4 Mar 1236, names as his heir "Guigonem filium suum", and appoints "Beatricem uxorem suam comitissam matris eiusdem Guigonis" as his tutor[323].  He succeeded his father in 1237 as Comte d’Albon, Dauphin, Comte de Gap et d'Embrun, under the regency of his mother.  "G. dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes" confirmed donations to Léoncel by "A. pater noster" by charter dated 22 Jul 1251, which names "nobilis vir quondam Gucelinus de Roians Poncio quondam abbati dicti loci"[324].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea", and confirmed donations made by "…matertera Margarita vel Domina Ducissa avia mea…meæ amitæ quondam comitissæ Sabaudiæ"[325].  "Guigo Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonensis comes ac dominus Fucigniaci" confirmed privileges granted to Grenoble Saint-Robert by “domini Andreæ Dalphini...patris nostri et dominæ Beatricis Burgundiæ ducissæ aviæ nostræ” by charter dated 10 May 1269[326].  Betrothed (contract [Jan/May] 1240) to CECILE des Baux, daughter of BARRAL Seigneur de Baux & his wife Béatrice d'Anduze (-21 May 1275).  An agreement dated 1240 between "Raymond VII Comte de Toulouse" and "Guigues Comte du Viennois" refers to the marriage of the latter to "Cécile sa nièce, fille de Barral de Baux"[327].  This betrothal is confirmed by the judgment dated 10 Mar 1261 under which the marriage between "Vienna e Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" was confirmed as valid despite a prior verbal agreement between "detto Delfino e Cecilia di Beaux figlia del Conte Barallo di Beaux, ed indi Moglie d'Amedeo quarto Conte di Savoia"[328]Betrothed (contract before Jun 1240, annulled Jun 1240) to SANCHA de Provence, daughter of RAYMOND BERENGER IV Comte de Provence & his wife Beatrix de Savoie (Aix-en-Provence [1225]-Berkhamstead Castle, Buckinghamshire 5 or 9 Nov 1261, bur Hayles Abbey, Gloucestershire).  A charter dated Jun 1240 records the episcopal annulment of the betrothal of "Guigonem Dalphinum Viennæ et Albonis" and "filiam comitis Provinciæ" because of his prior commitment to marry "filia Barralis domini de Baucio"[329].  It is assumed that this betrothal relates to Sancha, because her two older sisters were married at that date and her younger sister probably too young to have been betrothed.  m (Betrothed 3 Dec 1241, [before 22 Apr 1253]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Savoie Dame de Faucigny, daughter and heiress of PIERRE Comte de Savoie, Duc de Chablais & his wife Agnès Dame de Faucigny ([1237]-21 Apr 1310, bur Faucigny, Chartreuse Monastery of Melans).  The marriage contract of "Guigoni Dalphino comiti Viennensi et Albonensi" and "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci…Beatricem filiam Agnetis filiæ suæ ex Petro de Sabaudie" is dated 4 Dec 1241[330].  The testament of "Petri de Sabaudia", dated 8 Jun 1255 at London, names "Beatrix filia sua…Eleonora Angliæ regina…Philippum electrum Lugdunensem fratrem suum, Agneti…Fuciniacensi uxori suæ", and names Henry III King of England as his executor[331].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Guigonem quartum" and "Beatricem, Petri comitis Sabaudiæ filiam"[332].  The contract of marriage between "Guigone Delfino di Vienna e d'Albona" and "Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" is dated 4 Dec 1241[333].  The marriage between "Vienna e Beatrice figlia di Pietro di Savoia" was confirmed as valid despite a prior verbal agreement between "detto Delfino e Cecilia di Beaux figlia del Conte Barallo di Beaux, ed indi Moglie d'Amedeo quarto Conte di Savoia", by judgment dated 10 Mar 1261[334].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci" dated 17 Oct 1262 appoints "Petrum de Sabaudia maritum suum…et Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini Viennensis" as her heirs[335].  A second testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci conjugis Petri de Sabaudia" dated 16 Nov 1262 elects her burial "in ecclesia Contaminæ", and appoints "Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini, Vienn. et Albon. comitis" as her heir in one third of her property and her husband as heir in the other two thirds[336].  The testament of "Conte Pietro di Savoia", dated Sep 1264, appointed "filiam suam Beatricem uxorem Guigonis Dalphini" as his heir[337].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[338].  Regent during the minority of her son in Viennois in 1269.  She married secondly (2 Apr 1273) as his second wife, Gaston VII Vicomte de Béarn.  Her second marriage is proved by the agreement dated 15 Dec 1284 under which "Gastone Visconte di Bearn Signore di Montricher e Castelvecchio" and "Beatrice figlia del Conte Pietro di Savoia Dama di Faussign sua Consorte" reached agreement with "Umberto Signore di Thoire ed Anna Delfina sua Consorte" concering Comte Gaston's claim to the county of Vienne[339].  She transferred her possessions to her grandson Jean de La Tour 23 Sep 1282, her lands between Seyssel and Freiburg to her cousin Amédée Comte de Savoie, and the barony of Faucigny 29 Apr 1294 to her son-in-law Humbert de La Tour for the benefit of one of his sons reserving herself the usufruct.  Guigues & his wife had four children: 

a)         ANNE de Viennois (-after 30 Sep 1301, bur Chartreuse Monastery of Salettes).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Anne married "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam"[340].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[341].  The marriage contract between "Humbertus dominus de Turre de Cologniaco" and "Anna filia quondam Dom. G. Dalphini et Dom. Beatricis uxoris eiusdem" is dated 1 Sep 1273 and records the consent of "Dom. Roberti Ducis Burgondiæ tutoris eiusdem Annæ et Dom. Gastonis actoris ipsius Annæ et Joannis liberorum predictor Dominorum G. et B."[342].  She succeeded her brother in 1282 as Ctss d'Albon, although this was disputed by Robert Duke of Burgundy as the nearest male relative.  The dispute was settled by Philippe IV King of France in favour of Anne and her husband.  At first she ruled jointly with her husband, but transferred all her assets to him in 1286.  "Anna dalphina Viennensis et Albonensis comtissa dominaque de Turre" confirmed the donation of "castellanus noster Sancti Nazarii" to Léoncel, by "dome Andrea…avi dom Guigonis dalphini genitoris nostri, filii condam eiusdem don Andree", by charter dated 22 May 1296[343]m (contract 1 Sep 1273) her cousin, HUMBERT I Seigneur de la Tour du Pin, son of ALBERT III Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Béatrix de Coligny ([1240]-monastère du Val-Sainte-Marie 12 Apr 1307, bur Val-Sainte-Marie).  He was installed as HUMBERT Dauphin de Viennois, Comte d'Albon at Grenoble église collégiale de Saint-André, 3 Oct 1282.  Later in life, he became a monk at the Chartreuse Monastery of Val-Sainte-Marie. 

-        DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN)

b)         CATHERINE de Viennois (-after 25 Jan 1307).  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[344]

c)         JEAN de Viennois (after 17 Jul 1264-Bonneville, Haute Savoie 24 Sep 1282, bur Faucigny, Chartreuse Monastery of Melans).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Jean died childless aged 20[345].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[346].  He succeeded his father in 1269 as Comte d'Albon, Dauphin, under the regency firstly of his mother until 1273, and later of Robert Duke of Burgundy.  He died after falling from his horse.  m (1280) as her first husband, BONNE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1275]-[before 1294]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (5 Jul 1283) as his first wife, Hugues de Bourgogne Seigneur de Maubusson [Bourgogne-Comté]. 

d)         ANDRE de Viennois (1267-after 1270).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

Guigues had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

e)         BEATRIX .  “Raymond Bérenger seigneur de Morges” acknowledged receipt of dowry from Dauphin Guigues for “sa fille naturelle Béatrix, future épouse de Guigues de Morges, fils de Raymond” by charter dated 9 Nov 1258[347].  m (after 9 Nov 1258) GUIGUES Bérenger [II] Seigneur de Morges, son of RAYMOND Bérenger Seigneur de Morges & his wife --- (-after 1297). 

4.          [JEAN de Viennois (1227-1239).  Ludovico della Chiesa’s Histoire de Piedmont names "Guigo quarto et Gioanni mori intorno al 1239" as the sons of André Comte d’Albon and his wife Beatrice di Monferrato[348].  The primary source on which this information is not cited, and has not yet been identified.  It is not known how accurate this information might be, but until more definite corroboration comes to light, Jean is included here in square brackets.] 

 

 

 

E.      DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN)

 

 

Rulership of the Viennois passed by marriage to the family of la Tour du Pin.  The dauphins de Viennois extended their territories to the south-east with the acquisition, by marriage, of the counties of Gap and Embrun.  Humbert [II] Dauphin de Viennois abdicated 16 Jul 1349 in favour of Philippe VI King of France, to whom he sold the Dauphiné for 400,000 écus and an annual pension.  The king’s grandson, the future Charles V King of France, was invested as Dauphin de Viennois 16 Jul 1349 and was thereafter called "Monsieur le Dauphin".  The tradition whereby the title was borne by the eldest son of the French king was started when King Charles VI granted the title “Dauphin de Viennois” to his son, the future King Charles VII, soon after his birth in 1368. 

 

 

HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin, son of ALBERT [III] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Béatrix de Coligny ([1240]-monastère du Val-Sainte-Marie 12 Apr 1307, bur Val-Sainte-Marie).  The testament of “G. de Turre archidiaconus Lugdunensis”, dated 24 Feb 1249 (O.S.), bequeathed property to “Hugonem senescalcum Lugdunensem...Humberti nepoti meo...frater suus...nepotem meum Albertum...[349].  “Albert le jeune seigneur de la Tour et de Coligny”, on the advice of “son père Albert de la Tour, de ses frères Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon, et Humbert de la Tour” granted freedoms to his town of Treffort en Bresse by charter dated Apr 1259[350].  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of his sister-in-law "Adalasiæ relictæ Alberti junioris domini de Turre Pini et de Coloniaco", dated May 1273, which bequeathed property to "Humberto de Turre fratri domini mei et mariti mei…"[351]Seigneur de la Tour-du-PinSeigneur de Coligny: “Humbertus dominus Montislupelli” granted privileges to Montluel, with the consent of “...domini nostri...Humberti domini de Turre et de Cologniaco...”, by charter dated Mar 1276[352].  He was installed as Comte d'Albon at Grenoble, église collégiale de Saint-André, 3 Oct 1282.  The 1285 treaty between Comte Humbert and Robert Duke of Burgundy, relating to the future succession of Humbert’s son, refers to the "delphinatum Vienne et Albonis"[353], from which time the title "Dauphin de Viennois" can be assumed to have existed.  Amédée V Comte de Savoie, after defeating the Dauphin de Viennois at Bellecombe, obliged both the Dauphin and the Comte de Genève to become his vassals under the Treaty of Annemasse 1287/88[354].  "Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[355].  Later in life, he became a monk at the Chartreuse Monastery of Val-Sainte-Marie. 

m (contract 1 Sep 1273) his cousin, ANNE de Viennois, daughter of GUIGUES Comte d'Albon, Dauphin, Comte de Gap et d'Embrun & his wife Béatrix de Savoie Dame de Faucigny (-after 30 Sep 1301, bur Chartreuse Monastery of Salettes).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Ioannem et Annam" as the children of "Guigo quartus e Beatrice", adding that Anne married "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam"[356].  The testament of "Guigo Dalphinus, Vienn. et Albonis comitis", dated 27 Jun 1267, appointed "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and made bequests to "Annam et Catharinam filias meas…Beatrix uxor mea"[357].  The marriage contract between "Humbertus dominus de Turre de Cologniaco" and "Anna filia quondam Dom. G. Dalphini et Dom. Beatricis uxoris eiusdem" is dated 1 Sep 1273 and records the consent of "Dom. Roberti Ducis Burgondiæ tutoris eiusdem Annæ et Dom. Gastonis actoris ipsius Annæ et Joannis liberorum predictor Dominorum G. et B."[358].  “Humbertus dalphinus Viennensis comes Albensis et dominus de Turre, ac Anna uxor eius, dalphina, comitissa” record by charter dated Jun 1289 that “Rodulphus…Romanorum rex” had granted toll rights to “domino Johanni de Cabilone domino de Allato, consanguineo nostro[359].  She succeeded her brother in 1282 as Ctss d'Albon, although this was disputed by Robert Duke of Burgundy as the nearest male relative.  The dispute was settled by Philippe IV King of France in favour of Anne and her husband.  At first she ruled jointly with her husband, but transferred all her rights to him in 1286.  "Anna dalphina Viennensis et Albonensis comtissa dominaque de Turre" confirmed the donation of "castellanus noster Sancti Nazarii" to Léoncel, by "dome Andrea…avi dom Guigonis dalphini genitoris nostri, filii condam eiusdem don Andree", by charter dated 22 May 1296[360].  "Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[361]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Humbert’s first mistress is not known. 

Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Humbert’s second mistress is not known. 

Humbert [I] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         JEAN [II] de la Tour du Pin et de Coligny (before [1277]-Pont de Sorgues, Avignon 4 Mar 1319, bur Grenoble église Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[362].  "Anna Dalphina Vienn. et Albonensis comitissa dominaque de Turre…Humberto Dalphino dict. comitatuum comite dominoque de Turre…consorte suo" donated "Dalphinatum et comitatus Viennæ et Albonis" to "Joanni Dalphino filio suo emancipato" while retaining the usufruct by charter dated 9 Dec 1289[363].  His emancipation at that time suggests that Jean must have been born before [1277].  "Humbertus Delphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et...Anna Dalphina dictorum comitatuum comitissa de Turreque domina et...Joannes Delphinus primogenitus eorumdem" exchanged property with Grenoble Saint-Robert by charter dated 1 Aug 1300[364].  He succeeded his father in 1307 as Dauphin de Viennois, Comte d'Albon.  The testament of "Dom. Joannes Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes, dominusque de Turre" is dated 26 Aug 1318, chose burial in "ecclesia Beati Andreæ Gratianop. capella Dalphinali", appointed "Dom. Henrici Dalphini fratri suo" as guardian of his children, and appointed "filium suum Guigonem Dalphini" as his universal heir and "filium suum Humbertum fratrem dict. Guigonis…fratrem Dom. Hugonem Dalphini Dominum Fucigniaci…fratri suo Dom. Henrico præd." in default[365].  A codicil dated 16 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "filiam suam Katharinam", and another dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[366].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "V Non Mar" in 1319 of "Delphinus" and his burial at Grenoble[367].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "V Non Mar" in 1319 of "Delphinus" and his burial at Grenoble[368]Betrothed (contract broken before 1296) to MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé (-1339).  The Chronicon Astense records the marriage in 1296 of "Johannes…Marchio Montisferrati" and "Amadeum Sabaudiæ comitem…Margaritam eius filiam" who had previously been betrothed to "Johanni filio Humberti Delfini"[369]m (contract Naples 25 May 1296) BEATRIX of Hungary, daughter of CHARLES MARTEL of Sicily, Principe di Salerno, KÁROLY I titular King of Hungary [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Klementia von Habsburg (Naples after 25 Mar 1290-Convent of Saint-Just, Royannais [1354]).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Joannes Delphinus" and "Beatricem, Caroli secundi Siciliæ et Hierusalem regis neptem, Caroli regis Ungariæ filiam", and her dowry "Serrum Castrum et ius sibi in Aragrandi et Bassamolio" agreed by contract "III Non Jun" in 1298[370].  The marriage contract between "Karolum secundum…regem Hierusalem et Siciliæ…pro Dom. Beatrice minore septennio nepte sua primogenita bonæ memoriæ…principis Dom. Karoli primogeniti eius Hungariæ regis" and "Dom. Humberti Dalphini Viennen. et Albonis comitis dominique de Turre ac Joannis Dalphini primogeniti sui" is dated 25 May 1296[371].  After her husband died, she became a nun at Cîteaux.  Abbesse de Val de Bressieu, diocese of Grenoble until 15 Feb 1340, when she transferred to the Abbaye des Ayes.  Her son founded for her the convent of Saint-Just dans le Royannais.  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the burial of "Beatrix Humberti mater" at "cœnobio Sancti Justi"[372].  Valbonnais quotes accounts dated May 1355 relating to the jewelry of "l’ancienne Dauphine", concluding that they relate to Beatrix of Hungary and that she must therefore have died in 1354[373].  Jean [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUIGUES [VIII] ([1309]-siege of la Perrière 28 Jul 1333, bur Grenoble, Saint-André).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem et Humbertum" as the sons of "Ioanni" and his wife, adding that Guigues succeeded under the regency of his uncle Henri[374].  He succeeded his father in 1319 as Dauphin de Viennois.  "Henry Dauphin" permitted "nostre…neveu Guigon Dauphin de Viennois…filz et hoir de Monseigneur Jehan Dauphin jadis nostre frere" to take possession of his properties in consideration of his marriage with "Philippes…Roy de France et de Navarre…Madame Ysabel sa fille" by charter dated 25 Jan 1319[375].  "Guigo dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre" wrote to "dom Hugoni Adhemarii condomino Montilii consanguineo nostro" regarding the transfer of "baroniam Medulionis" by "avunculo…nostro dom Henrico Dalphini, testamento…domini et genitoris nostri dom dalphini", by charter dated 6 Apr 1326[376].  A 14th century Chronicle of Geneva records that "Dalphinus" died in Jul 1333 from infected wounds received during the siege of "castrum Perrerie"[377]m (contract Lyon 18 Jun 1316, contract Dole, Jura 17 May 1323, Fond-de-Dole 17 May 1323) as her first husband, ISABELLE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE V King of France & his wife Jeanne Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (1310-1348).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Guigo" and "Isabellam Philippi Longi Francorum regis et Joannæ Burgundæ filiam"[378].  Letters dated [May] 1322 confirmed the marriage between "Guigonem Dalphinum Vienn." and "domicellam Isabellam…Philippi quondam Regis Franciæ…filiam"[379].  A charter dated May 1323 confirms the dowry for the marriage of "Guigone Dalphino Vienn. Albonisque comite" and "D. Isabella filia…Philippi quondam Francorum…Regis et D. Johannæ…Reginæ comitissæque Burgundiæ Palatinæ ac Dominæ Salinarum"[380].  She married secondly ([1338/40]) Jean [III] Seigneur de Faucogney.  "Jehanz sires de Faucolgney chevaliers et Ysabelx de France Dauffyne de Vyenne sa espouse" notified their agreement with Eudes Duke of Burgundy regarding the succession of "Madame Jehanne de France duchesse...espouse dyceli monz le duc suer de nous la dite Ysabel” by charter dated 1 Oct 1341[381]Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Guigues’s mistress is not known.  Père Anselme says that she may have been the daughter of François de Bardonnanche, whom Guigues [VIII] abducted[382]Mistress (2): ---.  The name of Guigues’s second mistress is not known.  Guigues [VIII] had one illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

i)          JEAN (-after Feb 1349).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "…Dom. Johannis bastardo quondam…Dom. Guigonis Dalphini fratris mei…"[383].  His uncle Humbert [II] in Feb 1349 gave him the seigneurie de Château-Villain[384]

Guigues [VIII] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

ii)         BEATRIX .  The marriage contract between “noble Pierre (de) Painchaud” and “Béatrix de Viennois, bâtarde du dauphin Guigues, autorisée par son oncle le dauphin Humbert” is dated 17 Oct 1349[385]m (contract 17 Oct 1349) PIERRE Panchaud, son of ---.  . 

b)         HUMBERT [II] ([1312]-Clermont-en-Auvergne 22 May 1355, bur Paris Dominican convent).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Guigonem et Humbertum" as the sons of "Ioanni" and his wife[386].  He succeeded his brother in 1333 as Dauphin de Viennois.  "Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis, dux Campisauri, Vienne et Albonis comes ac palatinus" donated property to Cremieu monastery, founded by "dominum Joannem Delphinum quondam patrem nostrum", with the consent of "B. matris eius", by charter dated 7 Feb 1337[387].  A charter dated 31 Jul 1343 records an agreement between "Dominus Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis" agreed with "dominus Philippus de Vienna dominus de Pymont et Guido de Vienna eius filius primogenitus, consanguinei eiusdem domini Delphini" about the inheritance of "domina Margareta de Montelupello, uxore quondam eiusdem domini Philippi…filia Guidonis quondam domini Montislupelli"[388].  He became a Dominican monk at Beauvoir in 1343[389].  Appointed leader of a crusade against Umur Pasha, he left from Marseille in May 1345, but his fleet was attacked by the Genoese near Rhodes[390].  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos, provided a pension for "Dom. Mariæ de Baucio Dalph. Vienn…consorti meæ", and made bequests to "Hugoni de Gebennis Dom. de Antone et de Varey…consanguineo  meo…Galiaco de Salutiis…nepoti meo…Dom. Johannis bastardo quondam…Dom. Guigonis Dalphini fratris mei…Amedeo bastardo meo…Johanni bastardo de Fucigniaco…Humberto de Fucigniaco…Dom. Politæ uxori Dom. Hugonis de Gebennis…Dom. Guillelmæ Alamandi…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…nepti meæ filiæ principis Auraicæ moniali de Salectis ordinis Cartusiensis…"[391].  He returned to France having achieved nothing, before the crusading army defeated a Turkish army at Smyrna[392].  He abdicated as Dauphin 16 Jul 1349 in favour of the king of France, to whom he sold the Dauphiné for 400,000 écus and an annual pension[393].  He adopted the titles Prince de Briançonnois, Duc de Champsor, and Marquis de Cézane.  He was awarded the titles Patriarch of Alexandria and Perpetual administrator of the archiepiscopal church of Reims[394].  The testament of "Dominus Humbertus…Patriarcha Alexandrinus, administrator perpetuus ecclesiæ Remensis et Dalphinus antiquior Vienn." is dated 21 May 1355 and chose his burial "in ecclesia Fratrum Prædictorum Parisiens. juxta sepulchrum bonæ memoriæ Dom. Clementiæ quondam Reginæ Franciæ amitæ nostræ"[395].  The necrology of Vauvert records the death "X Kal Jun" of "patriarcha Alexandrinus quondam delphinus Viennensis postea archiepiscopus Remensis"[396]m (after 26 Jul 1332) MARIE de Baux, daughter of BERTRAND de Baux, Seigneur de Berre, Conte d'Andria e di Montescaglioso & his first wife Béatrice of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] (-Rhodes [Feb/Apr] 1347).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Humbertus Delphinus" and "Mariam Bauciam comitis Montis Campi filiam, Roberti regis Siciliæ neptem"[397].  "Roberti…Hierusalem et Siciliæ Regis" granted revenue to "Dom. Humbertus Dalphini…nepos noster" in consideration of his marriage with "Domicella Maria nata…Bertrandi de Baucio Montis Caveosi comitis nepte nostra" by charter dated 26 Jul 1332[398].  The Chronicle of Matthias Nuewenburgensis records that "Delphini Viennenses…iunior Humbertus" married "filiam sororis Roberti regis…[et] [comitis] Novellus"[399].  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos provided a pension for "Dom. Mariæ de Baucio Dalph. Vienn…consorti meæ"[400].  Pope Clement VI sent letters of condolence to "Humberto Dalphino Vienn." on the death of "quondam Mariam conjugem tuam" dated 15 May 1347[401]Betrothed (1347) to BLANCHE MARIE de Savoie, daughter of AYMON Comte de Savoie & his wife Violanta di Monferrato ([1335]-Pavia 31 Dec 1387, bur Pavia Santa Chiara).  The marriage contract of "Dom. Dalphini" and "Dom. Blanchæ" is dated 15 May 1347 and provides for a dowry given by "Dom. comes Sabaudiæ…dictæ…Blanchæ sorori suæ"[402]Betrothed (24 Jun 1348) to JEANNE de Bourbon, daughter of PIERRE Duc de Bourbon & his wife Isabelle de Valois (Château du Bois de Vincennes 3 Feb 1339-Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 6 Feb 1378, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The marriage contract of "Dom. Humberti Dalphini Vienn." and "Dom. Johannam primogenitam Dom. Ducis [Borbonesii]" is dated 24 Jun 1348[403].  Humbert II & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANDRE (5 Sep 1333-Grenoble Oct 1335, bur Grenoble Dominican Church).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the birth of "filium Andræam" to "Humbertus Delphinus" and his wife "Mariam Bauciam comitis Montis Campi filiam, Roberti regis Siciliæ neptem", his death "VI Non Jul" in 1338, and his burial "temple Prædictorum Gratianopolitanorum"[404]Betrothed (19 Aug 1335) to Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra, daughter of FELIPE III King of Navarre Comte d’Evreux & his wife Juana II Queen of Navarre ([1331]-Château de Neaufles-Saint-Martin, Eure 5 Oct 1398, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The marriage contract of "Philippus…Navarræ rex…Blancham filiam" and "Dom. Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis…Andream filium et natum primogenitum" is dated 19 Aug 1335[405]

Humbert [II] had four illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

ii)         AMEDEE (-after 8 Oct 1351).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 made bequests to "…Amedeo bastardo meo…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…"[406].  “Amédée donatus d’Humbert patriarche d’Alexandrie, ancien dauphin de Viennois, chevalier” requested execution of the donation of his father made 8 Sep 1351, by charter dated 8 Oct 1349[407]

iii)        FRANÇOIS (-Avignon 14 May 1348).   The death of “François bâtard du Dauphin, incarcéré dans les prisons pontificales à Avignon depuis le 20 nov. 1342” 14 May 1348[408]

iv)        CATHERINE (-after 29 Mar 1341).  The marriage contract of "P. de Lucingio donatum et filium naturalem Melincti de Lucingio quondam" and "Catherinam donatam et filiam naturalem…Dom. Humberti Dalphini Vienn." is dated 24 Apr 1337[409]m (contract 24 Apr 1337, [1338/40]) PIERRE de Lucinge, illegitimate son of MELINET de Lucinge & his mistress --- (-after 1343). 

v)         daughter (-after 29 Mar 1341).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 made bequests to "…Amedeo bastardo meo…bastardæ meæ quæ est in monasterio de Salectis…"[410]. 

c)         CATHERINE (-after 16 Feb 1319).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 16 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "filiam suam Katharinam", and another dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[411]

Jean [II] had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

d)         GUILLAUME (-after 16 Mar 1340).  Seigneur de Furmeyer: “Guillelmet, bàtard de feu le dauphin Jean, seigneur de Furmeyer..” witnessed the marriage contract dated 6 Mar 1332 between “Vincent Guilisii...” and “Symonde fille de feu Guionet de Breynay[412].  Dauphin Humbert granted property to “Guillelmet Bastardi fils naturel de son père le dauphin Jean...dit le bastart de Pasques et sa femme Alaysia” by charter dated 16 Mar 1340[413]m ALASIA, daughter of --- (-after 16 Mar 1340).  Dauphin Humbert granted property to “Guillelmet Bastardi fils naturel de son père le dauphin Jean...dit le bastart de Pasques et sa femme Alaysia” by charter dated 16 Mar 1340[414]. 

e)         MAINFREDIN (-after 12 Apr 1336).  "Frater Mainfredinus Ordinis Prædicatorum conventus Tardonensis donatus ut dicitur…Dom. Johannis Dalphini" made a declaration at the château de la Balme dated 12 Apr 1336[415]

2.         ALIX (-Saint-Saturnin-du-Port 14 Nov 1309, bur Saint-Saturnin-du-Port, transferred 1311 after 7 Mar to Montbrison Notre-Dame).  Her parentage and first betrothal are confirmed by the charter dated 1 Jan 1295 under which "Beatrice figlia del Conte Pietro di Savoia Signore di Faussign" granted property to "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo Cugino" as dowry for "Alisia figlia d'Umberto Delfino di Vienna futura Sposa di detto Conte Amedeo", in particular an expectation to "il Castello di Versoye" subject to the rights of "Guglielmo Signore di Gex e di Leona sua Madre"[416].  The contract of marriage between "dominum Humbertum, delphinium, comitem Viennensem et Albonensem dominumque de Turre et dominam Annam eius uxorem…Alasiam…filiam" and "Johannem comitem Forensem" is dated 28 Mar 1296 at Vienne[417].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Alysiam" and "Joannes comes Foresius"[418].  A charter dated "die dominica post brandones" in 1311 provides for the transfer of the remains of "dominæ Alasiæ de Viennensio quondam comitissæ Forensis", buried "in ecclesia Sancti Saturnini de Portu" where she had died, to "ecclesiam nostram beatæ Mariæ Montisbrisonis" where she had chosen her burial[419]Betrothed (1 Jan 1295 or before, contract broken before 28 Mar 1296) to AMEDEE V "le Grand" Comte de Savoie, son of THOMAS [II] Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1253]-Avignon 16 Oct 1323).  m (contract 28 Mar 1296) as his first wife, JEAN [I] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [VI] Comte de Forez & his wife Jeanne de Montfort ([1275/76]-3 Jul 1334). 

3.         MARIE (-after 1355).  [The marriage contract between "Humbertum Dalphinum Vienn. et Albon. comitem dominum de Turre et de Coloniaco…filiam unam…illam…quæ primo ad ætatem nubilem pervenerit" and "Aymarum de Pictavia comitem Valentinens…unum ex filiis…illi…qui primo pervenerit ad ætatem matrimonium contrahendi" is dated 14 Jul 1283[420].]  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Mariam" and "Aymaretus comitis Aymari Pictavii filius"[421].  Her marriage was agreed in 1288 as part of the arrangements for the second marriage of Comte Aymar [V] to Marguerite de Genève[422]m (betrothed 14 May 1288, before 1297) AYMAR de Poitiers, son of AYMAR de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Hippolyte de Bourgogne dame de Saint-Vallier (-Baix-en-Vivarais [27 Sep 1339/8 Jan 1340], bur Crest Franciscan Monastery). 

4.         HUGUES de la Tour et de Coligny (before [1285]-1329).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[423].  A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[424].  Baron de Faucigny: "B. domina Fucigniaci" mandated "Guigo Alamandi dominus Vallis Bonesii" to grant "terram Fucigniaci" to "D. Hugoni filio…D. Humberti Dalphini Vienn. et Albon. comitis dominique de Turre" by charter dated Jan 1303[425].  Seigneur de Faucigny: "Hugo Dalphini Dominus terræ Fucigny" thanked the town of Fribourg for not helping the comte de Savoie in his war against him by charter dated Aug 1321[426]m (contract 9 Sep 1309) MARIE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his second wife Marie de Brabant (-before 7 May 1334).  "Conte Amedeo di Savoia" gave a guarantee to "Ugone Delfino Signore di Faussign" relating to the promise to transfer "il Castello di Beaufort" on the marriage of the latter to "la figlia primogenita di detto Conte" by charter dated 15 Nov 1308[427].  The contract of marriage between "Amedeum comitem Sabaudie…Mariæ de Brabantia…unam de filiabus…Maria vel Catherina" and "Hugonem Dalphini dominum Fucigniaci" is dated 9 Sep 1309[428].  Her name is confirmed by the declaration of emancipation by "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo Padre" of "Maria di Savoia" by charter dated 9 Sep 1309[429].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Mariam quartam Amedei et Mariæ secundæ eius uxoris filiam" and "Hugo Delphini frater, dominus Fucigniaci"[430].  "Maria figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia e di Maria di Brabant Contessa di Savoia" renounced her rights of inheritance from her father and mother in favour of "Edoardo di Lei fratello" by charter dated 9 Sep 1310[431].  Hugues had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

a)         BEATRIX bâtarde de la Tour (-after 17 Mar 1340).  Pierre de Carignan (Carmignan) et sa femme Béatrix fille bâtarde d’Hugues Dauphin seigneur de Faucigny” confirmed receipt of payments from Dauphin Humbert by charter dated 17 Mar 1340[432].  m PIERRE Carminian du Pré, son of --- (-after 17 Mar 1340). 

b)         JEAN bâtard de Faucigny (-after 29 Jan 1347).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "…Johanni bastardo de Fucigniaco…Humberto de Fucigniaco…"[433].  Jean’s father is not named in the document but it is difficult to see who else he could have been besides Hugues de la Tour Baron de Faucigny.  It is possible that "Humberto de Fucigniaco" was another relation, maybe the son of Jean.  His parentage is confirmed in his marriage contract quoted below.  m (contract 24 May 1338) MARGUERITE de Cizerin, daughter of HUGUES de Cizerin & his wife Françoise ---.  The marriage contract betweeen “Jean de Faucigny fils naturel de feu Hugues Dauphin seigneur de Faucigny” and “Marguerite fille de Hugues de Cizerin l’ancien et de Françoise son épouse” is dated 24 May 1338[434].  “.

c)          ALISIA (-after 6 Jul 1345).  Dauphin Humbert granted “la dîme de Balmetis” to “Alisia fille naturelle de son oncle Hugues Dauphin seigneur de Faucigny”, for her services including “sa promesse de le suivre en Turquie, laissant ses enfants”, by charter dated 6 Jul 1345[435]m ---. 

5.         GUIGUES (-Pont-de-Sorgues-en-Provence [23/31] Jan 1317, bur Saint-André de Grenoble).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne[436].  Seigneur de Montauban.  The testament of "Guy Dauphin seigneur de Montauban", dated 23 Jan 1317, named “son neveu Humbert fils cadet de Jaun dauphin-viennois” as his universal heir, and ”Agout de Baux d’Avellin” as executor[437].  He died before 31 Jan 1317, the date of the charter quoted below which names his widow.  m BEATRIX “Contessone” de Baux, daughter of BERTRAND [I] de Baux Conte di Avellino & his second wife Agathe de Mévouillon (-[1324/14 Apr 1328]).  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by the following document: "Alasacie de Lambesc abbesse de Saint-Césaire d’Arles" accepted the homage of “Jean dauphin de Viennois” for “les châteaux de Vinsobres, Mirabel et Nyons”, reserving rights assigned “en dot à Béatrix d’Avellin épouse de noble Guy dauphin seigneur de Montauban frère de Jean”, by charter dated 7 Aug 1309[438].  A charter dated 31 Jan 1317 records an agreement between "Jean II dauphin-viennois" and “Béatrix de Baux d’Avellin sa belle-sœur, veuve de Guy de Montauban” concerning her dower[439].  The testament of "Béatrix d’Avellin veuve de Guy baron de Montauban", dated 1324, bequeathed property to “sa fille Anne de Viennois princesse d’Orange...sa sœur Sibylle épouse d’Aymar IV Comte de Valentinois[440].  She died before 11 Apr 1328, the date of the charter which names her daughter.  Guigues & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANNE (-after 27 Nov 1357).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the 31 Jan 1318 charter which records an agreemednt between "Jean II dauphin comte de Vienne et d’Albon" and “Raymond de Baux IV prince d’Orange et son épouse Anne de Viennois...fille unique et héritière de son feu père Guy dauphin baron de Montauban” concerning her father’s inheritance[441].  The testament of "Béatrix d’Avellin veuve de Guy baron de Montauban", dated 1324, bequeathed property to “sa fille Anne de Viennois princesse d’Orange...sa sœur Sibylle épouse d’Aymar IV Comte de Valentinois[442].  "Guigues VIII dauphin viennois comte d’Albon seigneur de la Tour" declared that he owed “Anne du Viennois princesse d’Orange sa cousine” a sum given to “Sibylle de Baux femme d’Aymard de Poitiers IV comte de Valentinois, héritière universelle de Béatrix de Baux d’Avellin sa sœur, veuve du dauphin Guy de la Tour baronn de Montauban son oncle...” by charter dated 11 Apr 1328[443]m (Papal dispensation 28 May 1317, before 31 Jan 1318) RAYMOND [IV] de Baux Prince d'Orange, son of BERTRAND [IV] de Baux Prince d'Orange & his wife Eléonore de Genève (-1340 after 9 Sep). 

6.         MARGUERITE de la Tour du Pin .  A continuation of the Chronica Jacobi de Aquis records that "Federico primo" married "Margarita figlola di Ulberto Dalfino"[444].  "Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre et Anna dalphina eius consors" appointed a proxy for the negotiation of the marriage of "unam ex filiabus nostris" and "filium marchionis Saluciarum" by charter dated 14 Aug 1302[445].  The marriage contract between "Humbertum Dalphinum Viennensem…Margaritam filiam" and "Mainfredum IV marchionem Salutiarum…Fredericum primogenitum" is dated 3 Sep 1303[446].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Margaretam" and "Federicus Mainfredi marchionis Salutiarum filius"[447].  She is named in a quittance dated 30 Jan 1308 given by "Freilino Saluzzo figlio di Manfredo Marchese di Saluzzo e Margarita sua Consorte" to "Beatrice Dama di Faucigni ed Ugone Delfino" relating to her dowry[448]m (contract 3 Sep 1303) as his first wife, FEDERICO di Saluzzo, son of MANFREDO IV Marchese di Saluzzo & his first wife Beatrice of Sicily [Hohenstaufen] ([1287]-29 Jun 1336).  He succeeded in 1334 as Marchese di Saluzzo

7.         BEATRIX de la Tour du Pin (-Cuisel 10 or 12 Jun 1347).  The contract of marriage between "Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes…Beatrici filiæ nostri" and "Johannes de Cabilione dominus de Arlaco…Hugo de Cabilione filius" is dated 13 Feb 1302[449].  A charter dated 22 Jul 1331 records a dispute arbitrated by “Béatrix de Viennois dame d’Arlay[450].  “Béatrix de Viennois dame d’Arlay veuve de Hugues de Chalon” swore homage “au dauphin” for “le château...de Cuiseaux” by charter dated 29 Oct 1332[451].  A charter dated 1336 records subscriptions to the hospital founded by Humbert Dauphin de Viennois, including by "amita nostra Dom. Beatrix de Viennesio, domina de Arlaco…Beatrix de Sabaudia consanguinea nostra consors Humberti de Villariis militis…Guillelma consors Henrici de Drenco militis, Beatrix de Vallebonesio consanguinea nostra…"[452].  The necrology of Saint-Claude records the death "II Id Jun" of "Beatrix Viennensis domina de Allaio"[453]m (contract 13 Feb 1302) HUGUES [I] de Chalon Seigneur d'Arlay Baron de Vitteaux, son of JEAN de Chalon Seigneur d'Arlay [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Marguerite de Bourgogne [Capet] (-14 Dec 1322, bur Mont-Sainte-Marie). 

8.         HENRI (1296-after 17 Mar 1328).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus names "Joanni, Hugoni, Guigoni sive Guidoni, et Henrico" as the sons of "Humbertum Coliniacum et Turrem Pineam" and his wife Anne, adding that Henri was elected to "pontificatum Metensem"[454].  Canon at Rouen, Clermont, Romans, Saint-Juste de Lyon and Cambrai 1308.  Archdeacon of Worcester 1312.  Bishop of Passau 1317.  Regent of Dauphiné 1319.  Bishop of Metz 1319, resigned 1325.  "Guigo dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre" wrote to "dom Hugoni Adhemarii condomino Montilii consanguineo nostro" regarding the transfer of "baroniam Medulionis" by "avunculo…nostro dom Henrico Dalphini, testamento…domini et genitoris nostri dom dalphini", by charter dated 6 Apr 1326[455].  The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328, chose burial "in monasterio Saletarum Lugdunensis diocesis", bequeathed money to "Humberto Dalphini…nepoti suo…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus" and appointed "nepotem suum dominum Guigonem Dalphinum Viennensem" as his universal heir[456]

9.         CATHERINE de Viennois (-9 Dec 1337).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Catharina Delphini filia" and "Philippo…Sabaudo Achaiæ principi"[457].  "Gio. Delfino di Vienna" made two declarations relating to payment of the agreed dowry to "Filippo di Savoia Principe di Acaja" relating to his marriage to (in one declaration) "Cattarina sua Sorella future Sposa di detto Filippo di Savoia" and (in the other) "Cattarina di Lui Sorella Moglie del detto Principe Filippo", both dated 7 May 1312[458], the difference in the description of the bride in the two documents suggesting that one was written before the marriage took place on that date and the other after.  m (7 May 1312) as his second wife, PHILIPPE de Savoie Signore del Piemonte, son of THOMAS III Comte de Maurienne, Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his wife Guye de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (1278-23 Sep 1334). 

Humbert [I] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

10.       GUILLAUME (-after 17 Mar 1328).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[459].  The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328 and bequeathed money to "…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus"[460]. 

Humbert [I] had [one illegitimate child] by Mistress (2):

11.       [--- .  The mother of Henri de Dreins may have been an illegitimate daughter of Humbert [I].  Alternatively, Henri de Dreins may have been the illegitimate son of one of the brothers of Dauphin Jean.  m --- de Dreins, son of ---.]  One child: 

a)         HENRI de Dreins (-after 17 Mar 1328).  A codicil of Jean Dauphin de Viennois dated 24 Feb 1319 bequeathed money to "Guillelmo spurio fratri suo…Henricum de Drenis nepotem suum"[461].  The testament of "Dom. Henricus Dalphinus, Montis-Albani et Medullionis Dom." is dated 17 Mar 1328 and bequeathed money to "…Guillermo bastardo de Turre…Dom. Henrico de Dreus"[462]m GUILLELME, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1336 records subscriptions to the hospital founded by Humbert Dauphin de Viennois, including by "amita nostra Dom. Beatrix de Viennesio, domina de Arlaco…Beatrix de Sabaudia consanguinea nostra consors Humberti de Villariis militis…Guillelma consors Henrici de Drenco militis, Beatrix de Vallebonesio consanguinea nostra…"[463]. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    ALAMANDI/ALLEMAN

 

 

The Alamandi/Alleman family was based in the Dauphiné, their main territory being Valbonnais in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Grenoble, canton Matheysine-Trièves, about 30 kilometres south of Grenoble and the same distance north of Gap.  Lemonde summarises the family’s main properties in the early 13th century as (1) Valbonnais; (2) Uriage, east of Grenoble; (3) Séchilienne and Champ-sur-Drac, between the other two properties[464].  The Valbonnais line of the Alamandi family inherited part of the seigneurie d’Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland in the early 14th century.  Lemonde notes that the seigneurie de Valbonnais was confiscated in 1375 “par application du droit de mainmorte par le procureur fiscal delphinal[465].  Some secondary sources indicate that the family was descended from Rodolphe de Faucigny "Alamandi/l'Allemand" (died [1178/80]), son of Rodolphe Seigneur de Faucigny (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS).  Quicherat says that this supposed ancestry was invented in the end-16th century: “tous les arbres généalogiques dressés pour les Allemans à la fin du 16e siècle commencent par les noms de Josselin de Châteauneuf et de Raoul de Faucigny[466].  The name of the family presents a problem as it appears in numerous spelling variations in primary source documentation.  It  has been decided to call them “Alamandi” until the late 14th century and “Alleman” thereafter.  This decision is arbitrary and no doubt alternative solutions could be found which are equally valid. 

 

The reconstruction of the family is still incomplete.  In particular, sources have not been found which confirm how the branches set out in parts B-E below were connected to the main Valbonnais/Champ family shown in Part A.  There are also missing generations in the Valbonnais/Champ family between the mid-14th and early 15th centuries.  In addition, several unconnected family members are shown at the end of Part A. 

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de VALBONNAIS, SEIGNEURS de CHAMP

 

 

1.         EUDES [Odon] [I] Alamandi (-after 1209).   "Guigo Alamandi et Odo Alamandi pater huius..." witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Beatrix Duchess of Burgundy granted privileges to Grenoble Saint-Robert[467].  The unusual name order, the father appearing after the son, suggests that the former had renounced his property rights in favour of the latter.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Eudes’s wife has not been identified.  Eudes/Odon [I] & his wife had [two] children:  

a)         GUIGUES [I] Alamandi (-[Dec 1245/1250]).  "Guigo Alamandi et Odo Alamandi pater huius..." witnessed the charter dated 1209 under which Beatrix Duchess of Burgundy granted privileges to Grenoble Saint-Robert[468].  [“Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life, at the request of “Didier et Aymar de Sassenage, de Guigues et Odon Aleman”, on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[469].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Guigues [I] Alamandi Seigneur de Champ and his son Eudes/Odon [III]: the chronology of the latter’s children suggests that this might not be the case.  Another possibility is that the document relates to Eudes [Odon] [II], father of Guigues Alamandi Seigneur d’Uriage, and his father (see below, Seigneurs d’Uriage).]  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, chose burial “en l’église de St. Michel-de-Connexe”, divided his property into two parts “château Ratier...ses possessions au Graisivaudan...l’autre château Perier...ses possessions à l’orient...” bequeathed to “son fils aîné Odon choisira entre les deux et son fils cadet Guigues aura l’autre”, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...”, appointing as substitute heirs “ses neveux F. de Sassenage et Gautier de Briançon[470]Seigneur de Champ: he is named as deceased, and as “seigneur de Champ”, in the 31 Mar 1262 charter of his daughter Philippa, quoted below[471]m firstly ---.  The chronology of the children of Guigues [I] suggests that his older children (maybe all the children named in his Dec 145 testament) were born from an earlier marriage:  given the likely birth-date of his known wife Marguerite, the chronology appears stretched for her to have been their mother.  This suggestion appears corroborated by the 5 Mar 1250 (O.S.) charter quoted below which does not specify that “Odon Alamanni” (presumably the oldest son of Guigues [I]) was Marguerite’s son.  If this suggestion is correct, no indication has been found of the identity of Guigues’s first wife.  m secondly (before 23 Jul 1242) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Beauvoir, daughter of SIBOUD [IV] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Sibylle [de la Tour] ([1215/25?]-[Mar 1274?], bur Bonnevaux [transferred to Lyon Dominicans?]).  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[472].  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “...sa femme [unnamed]...”[473].  She married secondly (before 5 Mar 1251) Jacelme [Jacelin/Joscelin?] Seigneur de Grolée.  “Marguerite veuve de Guigues Alamanni et son mari Jacelme de Grolée” acknowledged to “Odon Alamanni et le dauphin G[uigues]” having received money “de Guigues de Tullins...pour dot de Marguerite” by charter dated 5 Mar 1250 (O.S.)[474].  Guichenon says that Marguerite was recorded in 1265 as the widow of “Josselin Seigneur de Grolée” and that her testament is dated Mar 1272 [neither of these documents found][475].  “Raymond prieur des Dominicains de Lyon” summonsed Bonnevaux convent for having buried in their cemetery “Marguerite de Beauvoir veuve de Jacelin seigneur de Grolée”, who had chosen burial in the Dominican church, by charter dated after 10 Mar 1273 (O.S.)[476].  A charter dated 28 Sep 1276 records the bishop of Albi deciding “en  faveur des Dominicains de Lyon contre l’abbaye de Bonnevaux” concerning “[le] corps de Marguerite de Beauvoir veuve de Jacelin de Grolée[477].  Guigues [I] & his [first] wife had seven children (the chronology suggests that the youngest child may have been born from a different marriage from his older siblings, who were all named in their father’s Dec 1245 testament): 

i)          EUDES [Odon] [III] Alamandi ([1225/30]?)-[8 Jul 1292/23 Jun 1293]).  [“Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life, at the request of “Didier et Aymar de Sassenage, de Guigues et Odon Aleman”, on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[478].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Guigues [I] Alamandi Seigneur de Champ and his son Eudes/Odon [III]: the chronology of the latter’s children suggests that this might not be the case.  Another possibility is that the document relates to Eudes [Odon] [II], father of Guigues Alamandi Seigneur d’Uriage, and his father (see below, Seigneurs d’Uriage).]  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, divided his property into two parts “château Ratier...ses possessions au Graisivaudan...l’autre château Perier...ses possessions à l’orient...” bequeathed to “son fils aîné Odon choisira entre les deux et son fils cadet Guigues aura l’autre[479]

-         see below

ii)         GUIGUES Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, divided his property into two parts bequeathed to “son fils aîné Odon choisira entre les deux et son fils cadet Guigues aura l’autre[480]

iii)        BERENGERE Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...[481]

iv)       ALIX Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...[482]

v)        BEATRIX Alamandi (-after 13 Jan 1289).  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...[483].  “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” received acknowledgment from “Béatrix sa sœur veuve de Richard de la Chambre” of receipt of payments relating to her dowry “à Siévox, au Périer et dans la vallée du Valbonnais” by charter dated 13 Jan 1289[484]m RICHARD de la Chambre, son of --- (-before 13 Jan 1289). 

vi)       PHILIPPA Alamandi (-after 31 Mar 1262).  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...[485].  “Philippa fille de feu G. Alleman seigneur de Champ” sold her rights in the succession of “son père et de son frère François” to “son frère Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” by charter dated 31 Mar 1262[486]

Guigues [I] & his [second] wife had [one child]: 

vii)      [FRANÇOIS Alamandi ([after Dec 1245?]-before 31 Mar 1262).  “Philippa fille de feu G. Alleman seigneur de Champ” sold her rights in the succession of “son père et de son frère François” to “son frère Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” by charter dated 31 Mar 1262[487].  The absence of François from his father’s Dec 1245 testament suggests that he was born after that date (and therefore was the son of his father’s second wife) or that he died before that date.  The latter possibility appears less likely considering that his succession was still mentioned in his sister’s 31 Mar 1262 charter, more than 15 years later.] 

Guigues had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

viii)      ALLEMANDE Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, bequeathed property to “ses filles Bérengère et Alix...Béatrix et Philippe...sa femme [unnamed]...Allemande sa fille naturelle...[488]

b)         [AUJARDE [Alamandi?] (-4 Oct [after 1260]).  The Dec 1245 testament quoted below under her son François suggests that his mother was the sister of Guigues Alamandi, a suggestion which also reflects the typical Alamandi name Odon given to the couple’s second son.  The testament of “Aujarde femme de Didier de Sassenage”, dated 21 May 1244, requested burial “dans le cimitière de l’abbaye des Ayes”, and appointed “ses deux fils François et Odon” as executors[489].  A charter dated mid-Aug 1259 records that “Aujarde widow of Seigneur Didier de Sassenage” sold possesion in the Valbonnais to “Albert de Sassenage[490].  [It is possible that the following document relates to her, misnamed: a charter dated 1260 acknowledged rights of “Alexis veuve de Didier seigneur de Sassenage” in certain property[491].]  The necrology of Saint-Robert records the death “IV Non Oct” of “domina Aviarda de Cassanatico” and her donation[492]m DIDIER [III] de Sassenage, son of --- (-before Aug 1259).] 

 

 

EUDES [Odon] [III] Alamandi, son of GUIGUES [I] Alamandi Seigneur de Champ & his [first] wife --- ([1225/30?]-[8 Jul 1292/23 Jun 1293]).  [“Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life, at the request of “Didier et Aymar de Sassenage, de Guigues et Odon Aleman”, on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[493].  It is unclear whether this document refers to Guigues Alamandi and his son Eudes, but the chronology suggests that this might be the case.  Another possibility is that the document relates to Eudes [Odon] [II], father of Guigues Alamandi Seigneur d’Uriage, and his father (see below, Seigneurs d’Uriage).]  The testament of “Guigues Allemand chevalier”, dated Dec 1245, divided his property into two parts “château Ratier...ses possessions au Graisivaudan...l’autre château Perier...ses possessions à l’orient...” bequeathed to “son fils aîné Odon choisira entre les deux et son fils cadet Guigues aura l’autre[494]Seigneur de Champ: "Ugo de Grangiis" acknowledged holding property "in Calma de Vivo..." from "D. Odone Alamandi domino castri de Campis" by charter dated to [1240/50][495].  “Marguerite veuve de Guigues Alamanni et son mari Jacelme de Grolée” acknowledged having received money “de Guigues de Tullins...pour dot de Marguerite” to “Odon Alamanni et le dauphin G[uigues]” by charter dated 5 Mar 1250 (O.S.)[496].  “Philippa fille de feu G. Alleman seigneur de Champ” sold her rights in the succession of “son père et de son frère François” to “son frère Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” by charter dated 31 Mar 1262[497].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1279 established that “Pierre de Morges et son fils Fromond Berengarii” held “[le] château de Thoranne...” from the bishop of Die, in the presence of “...Odon Alamandi seigneur de Champ...[498].  “Béatrix de Gex, veuve de Gilet Alleman” returned property granted on her marriage to “Gilet par led. Odon” to “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ, père dud. Gilet” by charter dated 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.)[499].  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, requested burial "in cimiterio ecclesiæ Vallis Bonesii", made bequests to "uxori meæ Sibillæ de Aquis dominæ de Sancta Galla...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]...salvo usufructu rerum montis Aymonis...quod Giletus Alamandi filius meus, Raynaudus nepos meus accipiant...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...apud Cognetum...pro dote quondam Catarinæ uxoris meæ in tota Matacena]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi", named as executors “...Franciscum Alamandi dominum Uriatici[500].  He was named as deceased in his widow’s 23 Jun 1293 charter cited below. 

m firstly ([before 1250?]) BERENGERE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the following document: [her daughter] “Marguerite fille d’Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ” renounced her rights of succession “de son père et de Bérengère sa mère” in favour of “Guy de Montluel chevalier” if their marriage proceeded under their marriage contract, by charter dated 6 Jan 1267 (O.S.)[501].  Her marriage date is estimated on the assumption that her daughter Marguerite was about 15 years old at the time of her marriage contract.  If that is correct, Bérengère was probably her husband’s first wife. 

m secondly CATHERINE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Eudes’s second wife has not been identified, although this marriage is confirmed by his 5 Jul 1292 testament which bequeathed property to "...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...apud Cognetum...pro dote quondam Catarinæ uxoris meæ in tota Matacena]...[502].  Chorier names “Catherine sa fille...son heritiere”, referring to Lambert Bérenger son of Raymond Bérenger [III] de Royans, and records her marriage in 1238 to “Eudes Alleman Seigneur de Sainte Jalle[503].  The date is too early for Eudes [III]’s first wife to have been the daughter of Lambert Bérenger, considering that the birth of his older brother is dated to [1225/35], and in any case must be incorrect bearing in mind Eudes’s first marriage.  In any case, the Alamandi family only acquired part of Sainte-Jalle with Eudes [III]’s third marriage.  Until more information comes to light, it is assumed that Chorier is incorrect. 

m thirdly (after 30 Dec 1286) SIBYLLE d’Aix, daughter of PIERRE ISOARD Seigneur d’Aix & his wife Saure de Mévouillon ([1255/60?]-after 4 May 1331).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Her family origin is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the following document: the testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "uxori meæ Sibillæ de Aquis dominæ de Sancta Galla...[504].  A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[505].  Dame de Sainte-Jalle.  “Jean des Granges, fils de Jean la Balme” acknowledged holding “le fief des Granges“ from “Sibille d’Aix veuve d’Odon Alleman, agissant comme tutrice de son fils Gilet Alleman” by charter dated 23 Jun 1293[506].  A charter dated 20 and 24 Aug 1320 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix dame en partie de Ste-Jalle et son fils noble Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune) coseigneur de Ste-Jalle” concerning the location of fairs at Sainte-Jalle[507].  A charter dated 1 Aug 1321 records the arbitral decision concerning a dispute between “Sibylle d’Aix et son fils Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune)” concerning the rights over “la seigneurie de Ste-Jalle[508].  A charter dated 4 May 1331 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix veuve du seigneur de Ste-Jalle et Gillet Allemand son fils” and “Jean de Sahune” concerning “la dot de Saure fille de Sibylle et épouse de Jean[509]

Eudes/Odon [III] & his first wife had one child:

1.         MARGUERITE Alamandi ([1252/55?]-after 15 Feb 1320, bur Hautecombe).  “Marguerite fille d’Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ” renounced her rights of succession “de son père et de Bérengère sa mère” in favour of “Guy de Montluel chevalier” if their marriage proceeds as provided in their marriage contract, by charter dated 6 Jan 1267 (O.S.)[510].  Her marriage date suggests that Marguerite was one of her father’s older children.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[511].  The testament of “Marguerite dame de Chasteaufort en Choutagne”, dated 15 Feb 1320, chose burial “à Hautecombe avec son feu mari Guy de Montluel chevalier seigneur de Chastillon en Choutagne”, bequeathed property to “Jehan de Luyrieu son neveu fils de sa fille...son frère Peronet sgr de Luyrieu...Edouard son neveu fils de sa fille Agnès...Marguerite sa nièce sœur desd. Peronet et Jehan...Agnès sa nièce sœur de lad. Marguerite...Vulliod de Luyrieu”, named her executors “Amé Ponczard, de Saissel, auquel elle remet tous ses biens pour Edouard sond. neveu et héritier et après lui Jehan de Luyrieu susdit[512]m (contract [6 Jan 1268]) [as his second wife?,] GUY de Montluel Seigneur de Châtillon, son of PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Montluel & his wife --- (-after 5 Jul 1292, bur Hautecombe). 

Eudes/Odon [III] & his second wife had [twelve] children (the reference in Guy’s father’s 5 Jul 1292 testament to Guy’s son Raynaud in connection with the testator’s second wife Catherine suggests that she was the mother of Guy and therefore of all his younger brothers):

2.         GUY Alamandi (-before 20 Feb 1282).  His parentage is confirmed by the charters in which his wife is named.  His date of death is confirmed by the 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  m (before 4 Feb 1278) BEATRIX de Joinville, daughter of SIMON de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Léonète de Gex (-after 5 Jul 1292).  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[513].  “Béatrix de Gex, veuve de Gilet Alleman” returned property granted on her marriage to “Gilet par led. Odon” to “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ, père dud. Gilet” by charter dated 20 Feb 1281 (O.S.)[514].  "Bietriz de Jaz femme covenarieres Gilet Alamant" ratified the conditions of her marriage contract between "Guillaume de Jaz" and "Odon Alamant seigneur de Chans" by charter dated 6 Aug 1290[515].  She is named in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         RAYNAUD Alamandi ([1278/82]-[before 5 Dec 1332]).  Seigneur de Champ: the testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...apud Cognetum...pro dote quondam Catarinæ uxoris meæ in tota Matacena]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi"[516].  As discussed below, it is possible that “Raymond Alamandi”, shown below as the possible son of Eudes/Odon [III], was the same person as Raynaud.  Assuming that the two sons named below are indeed Raynaud’s children, he died before the date of the 5 Dec 1332 in which the older son is named Seigneur de Champ.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Raynaud’s wife has not been identified.  Raynaud & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [GUILLAUME Alamandi (-before 10 Jan 1348).  The primary source which confirms Guillaume’s parentage has not been identified, although it is indicate by his inheritance of the seigneurie de Champ and by his younger brother being named Raynaud.  Seigneur de Champ.  Seigneur de Champ.  “...Guillaume Alamandi sr. de Champs, Raynaid A-i son frère sr de St-Jeoire” witnessed the charter dated 5 Dec 1332 under which Dauphin Guigues sold property to “Aynard de Bellecombe[517].  “Guillaume de Roussillon, Guillaume Allemand sr. de Champ...chevaliers” was named as present in the charter dated 1334 which records the mutual homage of “Aymard de Bressieux et Guigues abbé de St-Piere à Vienne[518].]  m GAUTERIE, daughter of --- (-after 10 Jan 1348).  Dauphin Humbert permitted “Gauterie veuve de Guillaume Alamandi seigneur de Champ chev” to enjoy the usufruct “légué par son mari, nonobstant saisie de la cour” by charter dated 10 Jan 1348[519]

ii)         [RAYNAUD Alamandi (-after 27 Apr 1348).  Seigneur de Saint-Geoirs.  “...Guillaume Alamandi sr. de Champs, Raynaid A-i son frère sr de St-Jeoire” witnessed the charter dated 5 Dec 1332 under which Dauphin Guigues sold property to “Aynard de Bellecombe[520].  “...Raynaudi Alamandi domino S. Georgii...” witnessed the charter dated 31 Jul 1343 which records an agreement between "Dominus Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis" and "dominus Philippus de Vienna dominus de Pymont..." about the inheritance of "domina Margareta de Montelupello..."[521].  “Raynaud Alamandi chevalier seigneur de St-Georges” paid debts owed to Dauphin Humbert by “son frère défunt Guillaume...ses père, oncle” by charter dated 27 Apr 1348[522].] 

b)         ANNETTE Alamandi ([1278/82]-).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Raynaudum Alamandi nepotem meum [...in castra...de Campis et de Sancto Georgio...quod ipse Raynaudus solvat Beatrici de Jaz matri suæ...]...Annetam nepotem meam et sororem ipsius Raynaudi"[523]

3.         JEAN Alamandi .  Canon at Vienne Saint-Maurice.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]...[524]

4.         GUIGUES Alamandi (-[21 Aug 1317/25 Mar 1320])Seigneur de Valbonnais.  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnai” granted “[le] château de Cornillon...” to “Reymond seigneur de Mévouillon le jeune” by charter dated 22 Aug 1288[525].  “Odon Alleman mone de Cluny et prieur de Podio Ganagobie” granted “sa maison de Malaucière...” to “son frère Guigues Alleman chevalier” by charter dated 10 Jan 1290 (O.S.)[526].  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Joannem Alamandi canonicum sancti Mauritii Vienn...[...in castro...Cornillonis]...Guigonem Alamandi filium meum...[castrum...de Raterio...Valbonnais et de Interaquis et castrum...de Piro...]..."[527].  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[528].  A charter dated 1300 records an agreement between "Guigonem Alamandi dominum Vallis-Bonesii" and "Joannem canonicum Viennensem Rius fratrem"[529].  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[530].  “Sibylle d’Aix” confirmed receipt of payments from “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Claix” by charter dated 16 Feb 1302 (O.S.)[531].  “Reymond Allemand fils d’Odon, fils lui-même de Guigues seigneur de Champ” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for “le château de Champ” by charter dated 15 Dec 1305[532].  “Siboud Allemand seigneur de Revel” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for property at “Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens, Siévoz et au mandement de Valbonnais” by charter dated 4 Aug 1306[533].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][534].  “Béatrix dame de Faucigny” issued a charter dated 11 May 1307 in favour of “Guigues Allemand son neveu”, confirmed 29 Apr 1309[535].  The precise relationship between the donor, daughter of Philippe II Comte de Savoie, and Guigues Alamandi has not been traced.  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” is dated 24 Jan 1317 (no details)[536].  “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Jean Alemand seigneur de Revel” reached agreement about certain properties by charter dated 21 Aug 1317[537].  He died before 25 Mar 1320, the date of his son Jean’s charter cited below.  m firstly (contract 13 Jan 1282) SIBYLLE de Clérieux, daughter of ROGER [III] Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife Marguerite de Poitiers (-before 5 Jul 1292).  The marriage contract of “Roger seigneur de Clérieu...Sibylle, fille de Roger” and “Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ...Guigonnet Allemand fils d’Odon” is dated 13 Jan 1281 (O.S.)[538].  She is named as deceased in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  m secondly ELEONORE de Roussillon, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Beatrix de la Tour-du-Pin (-after 27 Apr 1332).  “Guigues Alleman” acknowledged receipt from “Jean évêque de Valence et de Die” of additional dowry for “Eléonore de Roussillon sa parente, épouse dud. Guigues” by charter dated 1297[539].  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[540].  “Eléonore de Roussillon dame de Valbonnais et noble Jean Allemand son fils” granted property to “Guigues Borel, de Briançon...” by charter dated 14 May 1322[541].  “Eléonore veuve de Guigues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” acknowledged a debt by charter dated 3 Aug 1326[542].  The testament of “Guillaume Allemand chevalier seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 27 Apr 1332, named “...sa mère Eléonore de Roussillon...[543].  Guigues & his first wife had two children: 

a)         MARGUERITE Alamandi (after 1282-after 29 Nov 1333).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...[544].  A charter dated early Feb 1288 records an agreement between “François de Sassenage” and “Guigues Alleman son of Odon Alleman” for return of dowry payments made when they had agreed to the betrothal of their children[545].  Presumably the marriage contract was later revived as the following document confirms that the marriage did take place.  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...Marguerite Allemand [...sa petite-fille] femme d’Albert de Sassenage, sa sœur Catherine, héritières de leur mère Sibylle de Clérieu fille de Roger, mariée à Guigues Allemand...[546].  The testament of François de Sassenage, dated 15 Apr 1328, recognised having received money for the dowry of “Marguerite wife of his son Albert[547].  Pope John XXII granted “indulgence plénière à l’article de la mort” to “Albert seigneur de Sassenage et à son épouse Marguerite” dated 29 Nov 1333[548]m (contract before Feb 1288, before 18 Jun 1303) ALBERT [II] de Sassenage, son of FRANÇOIS Seigneur de Sassenage & his wife Agnes de Joinville-Gex (-[Dec 1338/30 Apr 1339]). 

b)         CATHERINE Alamandi (-after 18 Jun 1303).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritæ et Catarinæ filiabus suis [=Guigonem Alamandi]...quos habui a Rogerio Clayriaco pro dote Sibillæ filiæ dict. Rogerii uxoris quondam dict. Guigonis...[549].  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...Marguerite Allemand [...sa petite-fille] femme d’Albert de Sassenage, sa sœur Catherine, héritières de leur mère Sibylle de Clérieu fille de Roger, mariée à Guigues Allemand...[550].  

Guigues & his second wife had [nine] children: 

c)         JEAN Alamandi (-[14 May 1322/Apr 1324]).  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[551]Seigneur de Valbonnais.  “Jean Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” granted property to “Lantelme et Jean de Marbonne” by charter dated 25 Mar 1320[552].  “Eléonore de Roussillon dame de Valbonnais et noble Jean Allemand son fils” granted property to “Guigues Borel, de Briançon...” by charter dated 14 May 1322[553]m firstly (contract before 3 Oct 1303, Papal dispensation [18 Jan] 1306) ANTOINETTE de la Chambre, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Chambre & his wife Bérengère ---.  “Guigues Alleman seigneur de Valbonnais” assigned revenue “dans l’Oison et à Allevard” to “Bérengère veuve de Guillaume de la Chambre” in accordance with the marriage of “[le] fils dudit Guigues” and “Antoinette fille de Guillaume et de Bérengère” by charter dated 3 Oct 1303[554].  Pope Clement V issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Jean fils de Guiges Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Anthonia fille de feu Guillaume de la Chambre” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated [18 Jan] 1306[555]m secondly as her first husband, BEATRIX d’Anduze, daughter of BERMOND [II] d’Anduze Seigneur de la Voulte & his wife --- (-[1335/51]).  Europäische Stammtafeln records her parentage and two marriages[556].  She married secondly (contract 11 May 1324) Guillaume “Monet” de Baux Seigneur de Puyricard.  The marriage contract between "Guillaume de Baux seigneur de Puyricard" and “Béatrix d’Anduze” is dated 11 May 1324, in the presence of “Raymond de Baux III d’Orange seigneur de Courtheson, d’Isoarde sa fille et de Bertrand de Baux seigneur de Camaret[557].  The abbot of Silvacane confirmed receipt of money from "Béatrix d’Anduze de la Voulte, mère et tutrice de Raymond de Baux II seigneur de Puyricard" by charter dated 13 Jan 1335[558]Jean & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ELEONORE Alamandi .  A charter dated 20 Sep 1328 records “mainlevée au profit d’Eléonore Allemand fille de Jean Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” of “la terre d’Argentières...mise sous la main delphinale à cause de la mort de Bérengère dame de l’Argentière[559].  A charter dated 14 Jun 1332 names a proxy nominated by “Helignoris Alamande codame de l’Argentière...[560].  The marriage contract of “Humbert de Rochefort sgr de Pellafol” and “Hélinor Allemand fille de Jean sgr d’Valbonnais” is dated 7 Jul 1339[561]m (contract 7 Jul 1339) HUMBERT de Rochefort Seigneur de Pellafol, son of ---. 

d)         ARTAUD Alamandi (-after Mar/Apr 1353).  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[562].  Prior of Valbonnais.  Monk at Cluny.  A charter dated 7 Apr 1327 records “grâce...à la collation de l’abbé de Cluny en faveur d’Artaud Alemandi moine de cet ordre”, requiring that he “de démettra du prieuré de Valbonnais[563].  Prior of Nantua.  The marriage contract between “Amblard seigneur de Beaumont et Mureils docteur en droit” and “Béatrix Alamande de Valbonnais fille de feu Guillaume Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais...”, dated 19 May 1336, names “Artaud Alamandi prieur de Nantua...oncles de la future” among those present[564].  Prior of Rommond.  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[565]

e)         GUILLAUME Alamandi (-after 27 Apr 1332).  The testament of “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais”, dated 11 Dec 1301, names “sa femme Eléonore de Roussillon, sœur d’Artaud, sa fille religieuse aux Ayes, de ses fils Artaud et Guillaume”, and appoints “son fils Jean” as his heir[566].  “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[567].  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[568].  Seigneur d’Aubonne, de iure uxorisSeigneur de Valbonnais.  “Nobles Pierre Artaud” and others swore homage to “Guillaume Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” by charter dated 30 Oct 1324[569]

-        SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE

f)          [EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-after 16 Mar 1314).  “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[570].  He is not named in his father’s 11 Dec 1301 testament, suggesting his birth after that date.  Could “Odon” in this document represent an error for “Artaud”?] 

g)         GUILLAUME Alamandi .  Canon at Geneva Saint-Pierre: “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” granted “des dîmes...des Amblards aux territoires d´Hermance et de Conches...” to “son fils Guillaume chanoine de St-Pierre de Gneève” by charter dated 13 Oct 1315[571].  His ecclesiastical position indicates that this son was a different person from Guillaume, named above, whose marriage contract is dated 16 Mar 1314. 

h)         GUIGUES Alamandi (-after 15 Jul 1337).  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[572].  “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais et de Claix” gave receipt for money paid by “Jean Berrier fils de Guigues” which became due after the death of “son père Guigues et de ses frères Jean et Guillaume Alemand seigneurs de Valbonnais et de Claix“ by charter dated 15 Jul 1337[573]

i)          AMEDEE Alamandi (-after 2 Jan 1344).  The 17 Jan 1334 (O.S.) charter quoted below indicates that Amédée was the brother of Guillaume Alamandi Seigneur de Valbonnais, assuming that “oncle” was used in its strict sense of uncle.  Prior of Grenoble Saint-Laurent.  “Amédée Allemand prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble, gouverneur des enfants de feu Guillaume Allemand son neveu” paid money on their behalf to “Jean de Montbel fils de Boniface de Montbel seigneur de Feruscati” by charter dated 23 Oct 1334[574].  “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.)[575].  The marriage contract between “Amblard seigneur de Beaumont...” 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”, is dated 7 Jan 1336[576]

j)          [--- Alamandi .  The father of Guillaume Alamandi was a brother of Amédée Alamandi, assuming that “neveu” in the 23 Oct 1334 charter quoted below was used to mean nephew, but could have been one of the other brothers who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          GUILLAUME Alamandi (-before 23 Oct 1334).  He is named as deceased in the 23 Oct 1334 charter quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had [two or more] children: 

(a)       children .  “Amédée Allemand prieur de St-Laurent de Grenoble, gouverneur des enfants de feu Guillaume Allemand son neveu” paid money on their behalf to “Jean de Montbel fils de Boniface de Montbel seigneur de Feruscati” by charter dated 23 Oct 1334[577]

k)         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi .  The marriage contract between “Amblard seigneur de Beaumont...” 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”, is dated 7 Jan 1336[578]

5.         GILLES Alamandi (-after 5 Jul 1292).  Prior of Mure.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[579]

6.         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-after 5 Jul 1292).  Monk at Cluny, Prior of Le Puy-Ganagobie.  “Odon Alleman mone de Cluny et prieur de Podio Ganagobie” granted “sa maison de Malaucière...” to “son frère Guigues Alleman chevalier” by charter dated 10 Jan 1290 (O.S.)[580].  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[581]

7.         PIERRE Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Prior of Commiers.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[582].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][583]

8.         BERLION Alamandi .  Canon at Grenoble Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[584]

9.         JEAN Alamandi .  Monk at Saint-Theofred.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum Alamandi priorem de Mura, Odonem Alamandi priorem de Podio, Petrum Alamandi priorem de Comeriis, Berlionem Alamandi canonicum Beatæ Mariæ Gratianopolis, Johannem Alamandi juniorem monachum sancti Theofredi...filios meos..."[585]same person as...?  JEAN Alamandi (-after 1300).  A charter dated 1300 records an agreement between "Guigonem Alamandi dominum Vallis-Bonesii" and "Joannem canonicum Viennensem Rius fratrem"[586].  Canon at Vienne.  same person as...?  JEAN Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Prior of Saint-Michel d’Exome.  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][587]same person as...?  JEAN Alamandi (-[2 Apr 1311/8 Dec 1323]).  Prior of Grenoble Saint-André.  Dauphin Humbert decided a dispute between “Jacques Alleman d’Uriage en son nom et de François Alleman seigneur d’Uriage” and “Guillaume de Royn châtelain de Vizille...”, with the assistance of “Guigues Alleman sr de Valbonnays, Jean Alleman prévôt de St-André de Grenoble...Jean Alleman de Séchilienne”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1311[588].  A charter dated 8 Dec 1323 names “feu Jean Alamandi prévôt de l’église de Grenoble[589].  A charter dated 4 Aug 1324 records “la maison dudit Guil. Alamandi, jadis à Jean Alamandi prévôt de Saint-André son oncle[590]

10.      [RAYMOND Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  The 15 Dec 1305 charter quoted below, and his inheritance of Champ, suggests that Raymond might have been the son of Eudes/Odon [III] Alamandi.  However, doubt remains as he is not named in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of his supposed father.  If this suggested parentage is correct, Raymond would probably have been born from his father’s first marriage.  Another possibility is that “Raymond” indicates “Raynaud Alamandi” (see above) who received property at Champ in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of his paternal grandfather: the 5 Jul 1292 document is the only one yet found which names him “Raynaud”, although if this second suggestion is correct the 2 Apr 1307 charter incorrectly records Raymond’s ancestry.  One solution which partially explains this conundrum appears to be that “Raynaud” died soon after his grandfather’s testament and that Champ was reallocated to Raymond.  Seigneur de Champ.  “Reymond Allemand fils d’Odon, fils lui-même de Guigues seigneur de Champ” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for “le château de Champ” by charter dated 15 Dec 1305[591].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][592].] 

11.      PHILIPPA Alamandi (-after 5 Jul 1292).  Pope Nicolas IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Guillaume de Seyssel (Saissello) dit d’Aix (de Aquis)” and “Philippa [fille] d’Odon Alamandi” despite their 4o consanguinity, specifying that “Amédée, mari de Philippa était parent de Guillaume”, dated to 7 May 1290[593].  The following document, in which her supposed second husband is not named, suggests that Philippa’s second marriage did not proceed: the testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---..."[594].  No document has yet been found which identifies Philippa’s [first] husband more precisely.  m [firstly] AMEDEE Seigneur de ---, son of --- (-before 1290).  [Betrothed (Papal dispensation 7 May 1290) to GUILLAUME de Seyssel d’Aix, son of HUMBERT [III] de Seyssel Seigneur d’Aix & his wife --- (-after 1313, bur Aix Notre-Dame).] 

12.      ALIX Alamandi .  Nun at Aix Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[595]

13.      CATHERINE Alamandi .  Nun at Aix Notre-Dame.  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Marguaritam filiam meam et uxorem D. Guidonis de Montelupello et Philippam filiam meam relictam Amedæi domini de ---...Alisiam et Caterinam filias meas moniales Beatæ Mariæ de Aquis..."[596]

Eudes/Odon [III] & his third wife had two children: 

14.      GILLES Alamandi ([1278/82?]-[9 Feb 1334/3 Nov 1336], bur Sainte-Jalle).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti..."[597].  The following document shows that Gilles was a minor at the time: “Jean des Granges, fils de Jean la Balme” acknowledged holding “le fief des Granges“ from “Sibille d’Aix veuve d’Odon Alleman, agissant comme tutrice de son fils Gilet Alleman” by charter dated 23 Jun 1293[598].  A charter dated 3 Feb 1297 records the emancipation of "Humberto Dalphino Vienn. et Albon. comite dominoque de Turre…Hugone eius filio" and the grant to him of "castrum Montis-Bonoudi" held in fee by "Gileti Alamandi filii quondam Odonis Alamandi et filii Sibillæ d’Ays uxoris quondam dict. Odonis"[599].  A charter dated 20 and 24 Aug 1320 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix dame en partie de Ste-Jalle et son fils noble Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune) coseigneur de Ste-Jalle” concerning the location of fairs at Sainte-Jalle[600].  A charter dated 1 Aug 1321 records the arbitral decision concerning a dispute between “Sibylle d’Aix et son fils Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune)” concerning the rights over “la seigneurie de Ste-Jalle[601].  A charter dated 4 May 1331 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix veuve du seigneur de Ste-Jalle et Gillet Allemand son fils” and “Jean de Sahune” concerning “la dot de Saure fille de Sibylle et épouse de Jean[602].  A charter dated 9 Feb 1334 records an arbitration between “Gillet Allemand et Jean de Sahune coseigneur de Ste-Jalle”, the latter swearing homage to the former “pour sa portion de sa terre de Ste-Jalle et celui-ci au baron de Mévouillon comme arrière-fief[603].  Gilles presumably died before 3 Nov 1336, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son Eudes/Odon is named as seigneur de Sainte-Jalle.  His place of burial is confirmed by the 12 Oct 1344 testament of his wife, quoted below.  m STEPHANIE Aybraude, daughter of --- (-after 12 Oct 1344).  The testament of “Stéphanie Aybraude veuve de Gilet Allemand coseigneur majeur de Ste-Jalle”, dated 12 Oct 1344, chose burial “dans l’église paroissiale de Ste-Jalle au tombeau de son mari et de son fils Janet”, bequeathed property to “sa tante Tiburge de Clermont religieuse” and named “son fils Odon Allemand seigneur de Ste-Jalle” as her universal heir, with “sa nièce Vauria femme de Guillaume Arnaud seigneur de Montpezat” as substitute[604].  Gilles & his wife had two children: 

a)         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-[2 Jul 1346/17 Mar 1349]).  “Jean de Sahune” acknowledged receipt of “la dot de sa femme Saure, fille de Sibylle d’Aix et sœur de Gilet” from “Odon Allemand fils de Gilet Allemand” by charter dated 4 May 1331[605].  Seigneur de Sainte-Jalle.  A charter dated 3 Nov 1336 granted a “prorogation de terme pour hommage à Odon Alamandi seigneur de Ste-Jalle[606].  “Odon Allemand coseigneur majeur du château de Ste-Jalle fils de Gilet Allemand” confirmed the freedoms granted to his predecessors “aux hommes de Ste-Jalle” by charter dated 14 May 1338[607].  The testament of “Stéphanie Aybraude veuve de Gilet Allemand coseigneur majeur de Ste-Jalle”, dated 12 Oct 1344, named “son fils Odon Allemand seigneur de Ste-Jalle” as her universal heir, with “sa nièce Vauria femme de Guillaume Arnaud seigneur de Montpezat” as substitute[608].  “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[609].  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[610]m (contract [Oct 1307] [1337?]]) CATHERINE Bérenger, daughter of BERTRAND Bérenger Seigneur de Feuillans et de Tréminis & his [first wife ---].  The marriage contract between “Odon Allemand sgr de Sainte-Jalle” and “Catherine fille de Bertrand Béranger sgr de Tréminis” is dated Oct 1307[611].  Considering her paternal great-grandfather’s 1259 marriage, this date is early for a marriage of his great-granddaughter.  Presumably the document is misdated or her father’s named is mistranscribed.  Her supposed husband would have succeeded his father as seigneur de Sainte-Jalle in [1334/36].  Maybe the date is an error for 1337.    

b)         JEAN Alamandi (-before 12 Oct 1344, bur Sainte-Jalle).  “Jean Alamandi fils de Gilet Alamandi chevalier seigneur de Ste-Jalle” swore allegiance to Dauphin Humbert for “sa part de la moitié des châteaux...de Ste-Jalle et de Rochebrune” by charter dated 15 Jan 1334[612].  The testament of “Stéphanie Aybraude veuve de Gilet Allemand coseigneur majeur de Ste-Jalle”, dated 12 Oct 1344, chose burial “dans l’église paroissiale de Ste-Jalle au tombeau de son mari et de son fils Janet[613]

15.      SAURE Alamandi (-after 4 Oct 1336).  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, made bequests to "...Giletum filium meum [...castrum...de Prato-Buxo salvo usufructu...Sibillæs uxori meæ...et mater ipsius Gileti]...Sauretæ filiæ meæ et sorori dict. Gileti..."[614].  The marriage contract between “noble Jean seigneur de Asseduna [Sahune]” and “Saurette fille de feu Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ et de Sibylle d’Aix dame de Ste-Jalle”, specifying her dowry granted by “sa mère et par Gilet son frère”, is dated 15 Jan 1309 (O.S.)[615].  A charter dated 4 May 1331 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix veuve du seigneur de Ste-Jalle et Gillet Allemand son fils” and “Jean de Sahune” concerning “la dot de Saure fille de Sibylle et épouse de Jean[616].  “Saura épouse de Jean de Sahune” approved donations made by her husband, by charter dated 4 Oct 1336, on the same day that the couple received other properties from Dauphin Humbert[617]m (contract 15 Jan 1310) JEAN Seigneur de Sahune, son of --- (-after 4 Oct 1336).  A charter dated 20 and 24 Aug 1320 records an agreement between “Sibylle d’Aix dame en partie de Ste-Jalle et son fils noble Gilet Alleman” and “Jean de Sahune (Ancezune) coseigneur de Ste-Jalle” concerning the location of fairs at Sainte-Jalle[618].  A charter dated 9 Feb 1334 records an arbitration between “Gillet Allemand et Jean de Sahune coseigneur de Ste-Jalle”, the latter swearing homage to the former “pour sa portion de sa terre de Ste-Jalle et celui-ci au baron de Mévouillon comme arrière-fief[619]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Guigues Alleman has not been identified, but presumably he was the descendant of Raynaud Alamandi Seigneur de Champ (see above). 

 

1.         GUIGUES Alleman (-before 20 Apr 1419)Seigneur de Champm GUICHARDE Alleman, daughter of HENRI Alleman Seigneur de Séchilienne & his second wife Briande de “Thesio” (-after 27 Jul 1420).  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named as substitute heirs successively “Siboud Allemand sgr de Virieux, et Guicharde fille du dit testateur femme de messire Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs”, and named “les dits Siboud et Guigues et Lancelot Allemand tuteurs de ses enfants” and executors[620].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named successive substitute heirs, in one case “...reservé l’usufruit à D. Guicharde sa sœur femme de Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs...[621].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, made new bequests to “Henri Allemand son frère sgr d’Ollières...dame Guicharde sa sœur...Antoine Allemand son neveu...Aymonet Richard[622].  Guigues & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUY Alleman (-after 20 Apr 1419).  Seigneur de Champ.  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as successive substitute heirs “...Guy Allemand chevalier sgr des Champs et Antoine Allemand son frère, fils de feu Guigon Allemand sgr des Champs...[623]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

i)          AIMON Alleman (-after 1 Dec 1447).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been found but it appears likely that Aimon was the son and successor of Guy.  Seigneur de Champ.  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[624]

b)         ANTOINE Alleman (-after 1 Dec 1447).  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as successive substitute heirs “...Guy Allemand chevalier sgr des Champs et Antoine Allemand son frère, fils de feu Guigon Allemand sgr des Champs...[625].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, made new bequests to “Henri Allemand son frère sgr d’Ollières...dame Guicharde sa sœur...Antoine Allemand son neveu...Aymonet Richard[626].  Seigneur de Saint-Georges:  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[627]

c)         PHILIPPA Alleman (-1478).  Courcelles records her parentage and marriage, noting that she survived until 1478[628]m FRANÇOIS Bérenger de Sassenage Baron de Sassenage, son of HENRI Bérenger Baron de Sassenage & his wife Antonia di Saluzzo (-[1447/49], bur Grenoble Jacobin church). 

 

 

The following persons have not been linked to the other Alamandi families shown in this chapter: 

 

1.         EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-after 1290).  m ---.  Eudes/Odon & his wife had one child: 

a)         MARGUERITE Alamandi .  A charter dated 1290 records receipt of the dowry of “Marguerite Alleman, mariée à Guillaume de Claix” granted by “noble Odon Alleman père de Marguerite” by charter dated 1290[629]m (before 1290) GUILLAUME de Claix, son of ---. 

 

2.         JEAN Alamandim ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUICHARD Alamandi (-after 26 Sep 1333).  Priest at Vienne: “...Guichard fils de Jean Alamandi...” was named among the priests of the chapter of Vienne, and “Artaud fils de Guillelmon Alamandi” among the sub-deacons, in a charter dated 26 Sep 1333 which records the installation of new canons[630]

 

3.         GUILLAUME Alamandim ---.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         ARTAUD Alamandi (-after 26 Sep 1333).  Sub-deacon at Vienne: “...Guichard fils de Jean Alamandi...” was named among the priests of the chapter of Vienne, and “Artaud fils de Guillelmon Alamandi” among the sub-deacons, in a charter dated 26 Sep 1333 which records the installation of new canons[631]

 

4.         GUIGUES Alamandim ---.  Guigues & his wife had two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY Alamandi (-after 1335).  The testament of “Berlion seigneur de Bouquéron”, dated 1335, named “son fils Berlion héritier de son château de Bouquéron et son fils Joffrey héritier de sa grange de Beceys”, bequeathed income to “son 3e fils Pierre chanoine d’Oulx”, and named as substitutes “Joffrey et Guigues Alleman fils de Guigues...Hugues de Commiers fils de feu Jacques[632]

b)         GUIGUES Alamandi (-after 1335).  The testament of “Berlion seigneur de Bouquéron”, dated 1335, named “son fils Berlion héritier de son château de Bouquéron et son fils Joffrey héritier de sa grange de Beceys”, bequeathed income to “son 3e fils Pierre chanoine d’Oulx”, and named as substitutes “Joffrey et Guigues Alleman fils de Guigues...Hugues de Commiers fils de feu Jacques[633]

 

5.         JEAN Alamandi (-[before 2 Nov 1336]).  m ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN Alamandi .  “Jean Alamandi, pour son père, de mêmes noms, chevalier, jadis châtelain de Buissière et Bellecombe” was made “bailli de Valbonne et châtelain de Montluel” by charter dated 2 Nov 1336[634]

 

6.         JEAN Alamandi (-before 13 Jul 1338).  m ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUICHARD Alamandi (-after 1 Aug 1343).  Seigneur de Lemps/Lens.  “Guichard Alamandi damoiseau seigneur de Lemps (Lencio) fils de feu Jean Alamandi” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert for “[le] château de Lemps” by charter dated 13 Jul 1338[635].  “...Guillaume Alamandi sr de Margès, Guichard Alamandi sr de Lens...” promised to observe “l’acte du transport du Dauphiné à la maison de France” by charter dated 1 Aug 1343[636]

 

7.         GUILLAUME Alamandi (-after 1 Aug 1343).  Seigneur de Margès.  “...Guillaume Alamandi sr de Margès, Guichard Alamandi sr de Lens...” promised to observe “l’acte du transport du Dauphiné à la maison de France” by charter dated 1 Aug 1343[637].

 

8.         HUMBERT Alamandi (-before 18 Nov 1340).  [Seigneur] de la Rochette.  m ---.  Humbert & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME Alamandi .  “Guillaume et Pierre Alamandi frères fils de feu Humbert Alamandi de la Rochette (Ruppecula)” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert by charter dated 18 Nov 1340[638]

b)         PIERRE Alamandi .  “Guillaume et Pierre Alamandi frères fils de feu Humbert Alamandi de la Rochette (Ruppecula)” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert by charter dated 18 Nov 1340[639]

 

9.         EUDES Alamandi (-after 8 Jan [1350/51]).  “Eudes Allemand commandeur de Limoges...” are named as guarantors in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune[640]

 

10.      JEAN Allemand (-before [1394]).  m as her first husband, MARIE de Châtillon, daughter of PIERRE de Châtillon & his wife --- (-after 1396).  The testament of “Marie fille de Pierre de Chatillon chev. veuve de feu Jean Allemand chev. et à présent femme d’Etienne de Toulongeon chev.”, dated 1396, named as her heirs “pour la moitié ses enfants du premier mariage Pierre, André, Gallois, Louis et Jeannette” and “pour l’autre moitié l’enfant dont elle est enceinte[641].  She married secondly (before 1395) Etienne de Toulongeon.  Jean & his wife had five children (all  named in their mother’s 1396 testament, quoted above): 

a)         PIERRE Alamandi

b)         ANDRE Alamandi

c)         GALLOIS Alamandi

d)         LOUIS Alamandi

e)         JEANNETTE Alamandi

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS des AURES (d’AURIS)

 

 

1.         PIERRE Alamandi (-before 1309).  Seigneur des Auresm ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN Alamandi (-after 1309).  Seigneur des Aures.  "Joannes de Auriis filius quondam D. Petri de Auriis militis…domini Alamandi de Auriis" sold property to "D. Joannis Dalphini Viennensis et Albonis comitis" by charter dated 10 Jun 1309[642]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR en ROYANS

 

 

1.         PIERRE Alamandi (-before 25 Sep 1349).  [Seigneur] de Beauvoir-en-Royans.  A charter dated 30 Jan 1338, recording the settlement of disputes between Dauphin Humbert and the Lombards and Florentines, names “...Guigues Alamandi fils de Pierre A-i de Beauvoir...” among proxies[643]m ---.  The primary source which names Pierre’s wife has not been identified.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUIGUES Alamandi (-[30 Jan 1338/25 Sep 1349]).  A charter dated 30 Jan 1338, recording the settlement of disputes between Dauphin Humbert and the Lombards and Florentines, names “...Guigues Alamandi fils de Pierre A-i de Beauvoir...” among proxies[644]

b)         AYMAR Alamandi (-before 27 Jan 1384).  “Frère Humbert anciennement dauphin de Viennois” assigned revenue “sur ceux qu’il s’était réservés à Beavoir-sur-Royans” to “Aymaron Alamandi damoiseau fils de Pierre Alamandi, de Beauvoir” by charter dated 25 Sep 1349[645].  “Frère Humbert anciennement dauphin de Viennois” assigned other revenue to “Aymaron Alamandi damoiseau fils de feu Pierre Alamandi chevalier, de Beauvoir” by charter dated 21 Oct 1349[646]Seigneur de Beauvoir-en-Royans.  He is named as deceased in the 27 Jan 1384 charter of  his sons, quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which names Aimar’s wife has not been identified.  Aimar & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUMBERT Alamandi .  “Humbert, Jean et Pierre Alleman, fils de feu Aimar Alleman seigneur de Beauvoir en Royans” swore allegiance to the king for “la terre de Rochechinard” by charter dated 27 Jan 1384[647]

ii)         JEAN Alamandi .  “Humbert, Jean et Pierre Alleman, fils de feu Aimar Alleman seigneur de Beauvoir en Royans” swore allegiance to the king for “la terre de Rochechinard” by charter dated 27 Jan 1384[648]

iii)        PIERRE Alamandi .  “Humbert, Jean et Pierre Alleman, fils de feu Aimar Alleman seigneur de Beauvoir en Royans” swore allegiance to the king for “la terre de Rochechinard” by charter dated 27 Jan 1384[649]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de SECHILIENNE

 

 

The parentage of Aimar Alamandi has not been ascertained.  The chronology suggests that he may have been a son or brother of Eudes/Odon [I] Alamandi (see Part A). 

 

1.         AIMAR Alamandi (-after 11 May 1226).  Seigneur de Séchilienne: “Aymar Alleman” exchanged his lands “au mandement de Vizille, spécialement à Vaulnaveys et Herbeys et dans toute la vallée de Jarrie” with Dauphin André, in return for “la paroisse et territoire de Séchilienne, du pont de la Roche Daselers à celui de Naunt”, by charter dated 11 May 1226[650]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified:

1.         JEAN Alamandi (-after 28 Oct 1351, bur Prémol).  Seigneur de Séchilienne.  Dauphin Humbert ordered “Raynaud d’Aspres châtelain de l’Oisans” to restore a piece of copper found at Séchilienne to “Jean Alleman seigneur de Séchilienne” by charter dated 1306[651].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][652].  Dauphin Humbert decided a dispute between “Jacques Alleman d’Uriage en son nom et de François Alleman seigneur d’Uriage” and “Guillaume de Royn châtelain de Vizille...”, with the assistance of “Guigues Alleman sr de Valbonnays, Jean Alleman prévôt de St-André de Grenoble...Jean Alleman de Séchilienne”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1311[653].  “Joffrey seigneur de Clarmont, Jehant Alam. sr de Sechillina, Raoul de Sant Joire chevallers...” witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1332 under which Dauphin Guigues appointed proxies to appear before the king of France in a dispute with the comte de Savoie[654].  Valbonnais records that Dauphin Humbert [II] renewed an agreement made by Dauphin Jean with "Jean Alamandii" concerning the limits of his territories which "confinoient à celles de Visille et d’Oysans" and installed him with “la Charge de Grand Maître des Machines ou de Sur-Intendant des Ingenieurs...hereditaire” [undated][655].  Lemonde dates this event to 1343[656].  “Jean Alamandi seigneur de Séchilienne et son fils Jean” acknowledged a debt to “[les] syndics de St-Marcellin” by charter dated 7 Jul 1343[657].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline” ceded property to “Amblard sire de Beaumont” by charter dated 23 Aug 1346[658].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 13 Jan 1350 (O.S.?), chose burial “en l’abbaye de Prémol”, named “Henry Allemand son neveu [=grandson] fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. son fils” as universal heir, substituting “Pierre Allemand son fils légitime”, mentioned revenue “que tient en engagement le bastard de Foucigny” and debts “pour le fait de feu Jean Allemand de la Balme et de Denise sœur du dit Jean”, and named as executors “les sgrs de Virieux et de Rével et Henry “Grassi”, son neveu sgr “Vallium Gaudemorum”[659].  The codicil of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 28 Oct 1352, bequeathed property to “Pierre Allemand son donné, et à Aguate, sa femme...Lancelot aussi son donné...et la nourrice du fils dudit Henry son neveu[660]m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 21 Mar 1337, bur Prémol monastery).  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, chose burial “en l’église de l’ordre Pratimolli”, bequeathed property to “Jeannette donnée de Pierre Allemand...Henry fils de Jean Allemand...Eléonore sa fille femme de feu Perronet Clareti”, and named as universal heirs “Sibaud Allemand chev, Jean et Pierre Allemand damoiseaux ses fils”, leaving the usufruct to her husband[661].  Jean & his wife had five children: 

a)         SIBOUD Alamandi (-after 21 Mar 1337).  “Jacques Allemand sgr de Virieux” named “Jn Allemand sgr de Révelle à présent chev., son cousin” as his heir, and bequeathed property to “Sibond Allemand chev. fils de Jn Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, by codicil dated 5 Mar 1327[662].  The marriage contract of “Jn Allemand fils de feu Perronet Allemand de Labalme” and “Bérengère fille de Guigues de Morges sgr de Gensac”, dated 10 Jan 1328, names “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchiline...” as guarantors, in the presence of “Sibond Allemand chev. et Jn Allemand, fils dudit Jean Allemand...[663].  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, named as universal heirs “Sibaud Allemand chev, Jean et Pierre Allemand damoiseaux ses fils[664]

b)         JEAN Alamandi (-[14 Dec 1347/8 Jan 1351]).  The marriage contract of “Jn Allemand fils de feu Perronet Allemand de Labalme” and “Bérengère fille de Guigues de Morges sgr de Gensac”, dated 10 Jan 1328, names “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchiline...” as guarantors, in the presence of “Sibond Allemand chev. et Jn Allemand, fils dudit Jean Allemand...[665].  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, named as universal heirs “Sibaud Allemand chev, Jean et Pierre Allemand damoiseaux ses fils[666].  “Jean Alamandi seigneur de Séchilienne et son fils Jean” acknowledged a debt to “[les] syndics de St-Marcellin” by charter dated 7 Jul 1343[667].  Dauphin Humbert granted “le château et châtellenie de Faucigny” to “Jean Alamandi, fils de Jean A-i, seigneur de Séchilienne” by charter dated 14 Dec 1347[668].  He is named as deceased in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of his son Henri.  m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          HENRI Alamandi (-[30 Jul/6 Oct] 1375, bur Séchilienne Saint-Martin).  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, bequeathed property to “Jeannette [fille] donnée de Pierre Allemand...Henry fils de Jean Allemand...Eléonore sa fille femme de feu Perronet Clareti[669]Seigneur de Séchilienne

-         see below

c)         PIERRE Alamandi (-after 19 Aug 1362).  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, named as universal heirs “Sibaud Allemand chev, Jean et Pierre Allemand damoiseaux ses fils[670].  The testament of “Guillaume Allemand fils naturel de Jn Allemand”, dated 26 Jul 1346, named “Pierre Allemand fils de Jean Allemand chev.” as universal heir[671].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 13 Jan 1350 (O.S.?), named “Henry Allemand son neveu [=grandson] fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. son fils” as universal heir, substituting “Pierre Allemand son fils légitime[672].  “Pierre fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchiline” reached agreement with “Henry son neveu fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. fils du susdit feu Jean” concerning the succession of “feu Siboud Allemand son frère” by charter dated 9 Sep 1355[673].  He is named as deceased in the 18 Mar 1356 charter quoted below, but the following document suggests that this is incorrect: “Pierre Allemand co-sgr de Laval St-Etienne” annulled the act by which “François des Granges chev.” acknowledged receipt of money “pour la dot de Dame Béatrix sa femme fille du dit Pierre Allemand” by charter dated 19 Aug 1362[674]m firstly (before 28 Jun 1332) MARGUERITE, daughter of GUILLAUME Fraxeneriæ & his wife --- (-[5 Sep 1348/18 Mar 1356]).  “Jn Allemand sgr de Sécheline” acknowledged receipt of payment from “Guillaume Fraxeneriæ citoyen d’Ambrun” as dowry for “Marguerite sa fille femme de Pierre Allemand fils dudit Jn” by charter dated 28 Jun 1332, and delivered 18 Mar 1356 “aux fils et héritiers de la dite Marguerite jadis veuve dudit feu Pierre[675].  The testament of “Marguerite Allemand femme de Pierre Allemand damoiseau”, dated 5 Sep 1348 “au val St-Etienne en la maison de Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline, père de son...mary”, chose burial “en l’abbaye de Prémol”, bequeathed property to “Dame Aynarde sa fille femme de Guigues de Commiers chev...Béatrix sa fille” and named both as universal heirs with the usufruct to the testator’s husband[676]m secondly (before 25 Sep 1361) MAYENCE des Granges, daughter of ---.  “François des Granges chev. et Pierre son frère” acknowledged owing the dowry of “Mayence leur sœur, femme de Pierre Allemand co-sgr de Laval-St-Etienne” by charter dated 25 Sep 1361[677].  “Pierre et Geoffroy frères fils de Guigues de Comiers chev.” agreed the restoration of her dowry to “Mayence des Granges, femme de feu Pierre Allemand sgr de Laval-St-Etienne” and payments “pour la constitution dotale de Jeannette Allemand sa fille femme de Jean de Comiers fils de Hugues de Comiers sgr de Greyng” by charter dated 20 Oct 1379[678].  Pierre & his first wife had [four or more] children: 

i)          sons (-after 18 Mar 1356).  “Jn Allemand sgr de Sécheline” acknowledged receipt of payment from “Guillaume Fraxeneriæ citoyen d’Ambrun” as dowry for “Marguerite sa fille femme de Pierre Allemand fils dudit Jn” by charter dated 28 Jun 1332, and delivered 18 Mar 1356 “aux fils et héritiers de la dite Marguerite jadis veuve dudit feu Pierre[679]

ii)         AYNARDE Alamandi .  “Eguarde fille de Pierre Allemand fils de Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline et de Laval, épouse de Guignes de Comiers chev.” brought dowry to her husband, “Siboud Allemand sgr de Rével” named as guarantor, by charter dated 5 May 1346[680].  “Aynarde fille de Pierre Allemand” renounced in favour of her father “et de Margueritte sa mère” rights in her paternal and maternal rights and those of “Jean Allemand chev. père du dit Pierre son père” by charter dated 5 May 1346, another charter dated 1346 recording that her father granted her “la maison forte du val St-Etienne” on her marriage to “Guigues de Commiers chev.[681].  The testament of “Marguerite Allemand femme de Pierre Allemand damoiseau”, dated 5 Sep 1348 equeathed property to “Dame Aynarde sa fille femme de Guigues de Commiers chev...Béatrix sa fille” and named both as universal heirs with the usufruct to the testator’s husband[682]m ([5 May 1346]) GUIGUES de Comiers, son of ---.  “...Guigues de Commiers, Lantelme des Granges...Lantelme des Granges...” are named as guarantors in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune[683]

iii)        BEATRIX Alamandi (-after 6 Oct 1375).  The testament of “Marguerite Allemand femme de Pierre Allemand damoiseau”, dated 5 Sep 1348 equeathed property to “Dame Aynarde sa fille femme de Guigues de Commiers chev...Béatrix sa fille” and named both as universal heirs with the usufruct to the testator’s husband[684].  “Pierre Allemand co-sgr de Laval St-Etienne” annulled the act by which “François des Granges chev.” acknowledged receipt of money “pour la dot de Dame Béatrix sa femme fille du dit Pierre Allemand” by charter dated 19 Aug 1362[685].  “François des Granges chev.” acknowledged having receipt the second payment of dowry for “madame Béatrix sa femme” from “Henry Allemand chev.” by charter dated 27 Jan 1373[686].  “Lancelot Allemand donné de feu Jean Allemand chev. tuteur de Jean et Henry fils et héritiers de feu Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline” paid “au nom des dits mineurs” debts to “dame Béatrix Allemande veuve de feu François de Granges, tutrice de leurs enfants mineurs” arising from an agreement between “le dit feu Henry Allemand et...Guigues [de Comiers chev.] comme héritier de feu Pierre Allemand avec le dit feu François” by charter dated 6 Oct 1375[687]m FRANÇOIS des Granges, son of --- (-[27 Jan 1373/6 Oct 1275]). 

Pierre & his second wife had one child: 

iv)       JEANNETTE Alamandi .  “Pierre et Geoffroy frères fils de Guigues de Comiers chev.” agreed the restoration of her dowry to “Mayence des Granges, femme de feu Pierre Allemand sgr de Laval-St-Etienne” and payments “pour la constitution dotale de Jeannette Allemand sa fille femme de Jean de Comiers fils de Hugues de Comiers sgr de Greyng” by charter dated 20 Oct 1379[688]m (before 20 Oct 1379) JEAN de Commiers Seigneur de Greyng, son of HUGUES de Greyng & his wife ---. 

Pierre had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

v)         JEANNETTE Alamandi .  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, bequeathed property to “Jeannette [fille] donnée de Pierre Allemand...Henry fils de Jean Allemand...Eléonore sa fille femme de feu Perronet Clareti[689]

d)         HUGUES Alamandi .  A charter dated 20 Jan 1346 (O.S.) records homage to “Henri Alamand fils de Jean sgr de Sechilienne[690]

e)         ELEONORE Alamandi (-after 21 Mar 1337).  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, bequeathed property to “Jeannette donnée de Pierre Allemand...Henry fils de Jean Allemand...Eléonore sa fille femme de feu Perronet Clareti[691].  “Eliénore fille de Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline” renounced, in favour of her father, rights to the succession of her father and “de feue Madame Jeanne sa mère”, in exchange for dowry for her future marriage to “Lantelin des Granges chev.” and which had previously been promised when she married “feu Pierre Claret jadis son premier mary”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1344[692]m firstly PIERRE Claret, son of --- (-before 21 Mar 1337).  m secondly (after 13 Dec 1344) LANTELIN des Granges, son of ---.  “...Guigues de Commiers, Lantelme des Granges...Lantelme des Granges...” are named as guarantors in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune[693]

Jean had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

f)          GUILLAUME Alamandi (-after 26 Jul 1346, bur Saint-Didier de Goncelin).  The testament of “Guillaume Allemand fils naturel de Jn Allemand”, dated 26 Jul 1346, chose burial “en l’église de St-Didier de Goncelin”, bequeathed property to “Barthélemy Allemand son fils” and named “Pierre Allemand fils de Jean Allemand chev.” as universal heir[694]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  She presumably predeceased her husband as she is not named in hs testament.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

i)          BARTHELEMY Alamandi .  The testament of “Guillaume Allemand fils naturel de Jn Allemand”, dated 26 Jul 1346, bequeathed property to “Barthélemy Allemand son fils[695]

g)         PIERRE Alamandi .  “...Pierre bastard du dit Jean Allemand...” are named as guarantors in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune[696].  The codicil of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 28 Oct 1352, bequeathed property to “Pierre Allemand son donné, et à Aguate, sa femme...Lancelot aussi son donné...[697]m AGUATE, daughter of ---.  The codicil of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 28 Oct 1352, bequeathed property to “Pierre Allemand son donné, et à Aguate, sa femme...Lancelot aussi son donné...[698]

h)         LANCELOT Alamandi (-after 10 Jan 1381). The codicil of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 28 Oct 1352, bequeathed property to “Pierre Allemand son donné, et à Aguate, sa femme...Lancelot aussi son donné...[699].  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named “... Lancelot Allemand tuteurs de ses enfants” and executors[700].  Lancelot Allemand donné de feu Jean Allemand chev. tuteur de Jean et Henry fils et héritiers de feu Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline” paid “au nom des dits mineurs” debts to “dame Béatrix Allemande veuve de feu François de Granges, tutrice de leurs enfants mineurs” arising from an agreement between “le dit feu Henry Allemand et...Guigues [de Comiers chev.] comme héritier de feu Pierre Allemand avec le dit feu François” by charter dated 6 Oct 1375[701].  Lancelot made a similar payment by charter dated 10 Jan 1381[702]

2.         PIERRE Alamandi .  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][703]same person as...?  PIERRE [Perronet] Alamandi de la Baume (-before 1328).  This co-identity is suggested by the presence of Jean Alamandi Seigneur de Séchilienne and two of his sons in the 10 Jan 1328 marriage contract quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN Alamandi (-before 13 Jan [1350/51]).  His parentage is confirmed in his 10 Jan 1328 marriage contractThe testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 13 Jan 1350 (O.S.?), mentioned debts “pour le fait de feu Jean Allemand de la Balme et de Denise sœur du dit Jean[704]m (contract 10 Jan 1328) BERENGERE de Morges, daughter of GUIGUES de Morges Seigneur de Gensac & his wife Marguerite de Tullins.  The marriage contract of “Jn Allemand fils de feu Perronet Allemand de Labalme” and “Bérengère fille de Guigues de Morges sgr de Gensac”, dated 10 Jan 1328, names “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchiline...” as guarantors, Bérengère renouncing the succession of her father and of “dame Margueritte sa mère”, in the presence of “Sibond Allemand chev. et Jn Allemand, fils dudit Jean Allemand...[705]

b)         DENISE Alamandi (-after 1 Aug 1371).  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 13 Jan 1350 (O.S.?), mentioned debts “pour le fait de feu Jean Allemand de la Balme et de Denise sœur du dit Jean[706].  The codicil of “Denise Allemand veuve de feu Jean Berrie”, dated 1 Aug 1371, ordered that a sum owed by “Henry Allemand chev. sgr de Cheybiline” for her dowry be paid to the chapel founded “en l’abbaye de Prémol” by “feu Jean Allemand son frère[707]m JEAN Berrie, son of --- (-before 1 Aug 1371). 

 

 

HENRI Alleman, son of JEAN Alamandi & his wife --- (-[30 Jul/6 Oct] 1375, bur Séchilienne Saint-Martin).  The testament of “Jeanne femme de Jn Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 21 Mar 1337, bequeathed property to “Jeannette [fille] donnée de Pierre Allemand...Henry fils de Jean Allemand...Eléonore sa fille femme de feu Perronet Clareti[708].  The testament of “Guillaume Raimbert paroissien de Sécheline”, dated 29 Feb 1348 “en la paroisse de St-Villarbonond près de la maison de Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline, d’Olle et de Laval”, bequeathed property to “Aynarde de Commiers femme de Henry Allemand damoiseau” and named “le dit Henry Allemand” as universal heir of all his possessions “situées tant dans la terre du Comte de Genève que dans celle du dit Jean Allemand, dans tout le Graisivaudan[709].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 13 Jan 1350 (O.S.?), named “Henry Allemand son neveu [=grandson] fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. son fils” as universal heir, substituting “Pierre Allemand son fils légitime[710]Seigneur de Séchilienne.  “Pierre fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchiline” reached agreement with “Henry son neveu fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. fils du susdit feu Jean” concerning the succession of “feu Siboud Allemand son frère” by charter dated 9 Sep 1355[711].  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, chose burial “en l’église de St-Martin de Séchéline”, bequeathed property to “Marie sa fille religieuse à Prémol”, named as universal heir “dans sa terre de la Balme...son...fils Henry Allemand” and “dans toutes ses autres terres...Jean Allemand son fils”, substituting “Siboud Allemand sgr de Virieux, et Guicharde fille du dit testateur femme de messire Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs”, and named “les dits Siboud et Guigues et Lancelot Allemand tuteurs de ses enfants” and executors[712].  He was named as deceased in the 6 Oct 1375 charter quoted below. 

m firstly (before 29 Feb 1348) AYNARDE de Commiers, daughter of RAOUL de Commiers Seigneur du Mas et d’Estable & his wife --- (-[29 Feb 1348/1350]).  She is named in the 29 Feb 1348 testament quoted above.  “Henry Allemand chev. sgr de Séchiline” returned the dowry he had received on his marriage to “feue Aynarde sa femme fille dudit feu Raoul” to “Hugues de Comiers chev. sgr du Mas fils et héritier universel en partie de feu Raoul de Comiers chev. sgr du Mas et d’Estable” by charter dated 4 May 1362[713]

m secondly (contract 8 Jan [1350/51]) BRIANDE, daughter of JEAN de “Thesio” & his wife ---.  The marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune” and “Briande fille de feu Jean de Thesio”, with the consent of “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchelline son ayeul, de Pierre Allemand fils du dit sgr de Séchelline...” and naming as guarantors “Eudes Allemand commandeur de Limoges, Guillaume Ataud sgr d’Aix, Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges, Jean Allemand sgr de Sécheline...Guigues de Commiers, Lantelme des Granges...Pierre Allemand fils dudit sgr Jean...Pierre bastard du dit Jean Allemand...Renaud de Morges...Lantelme des Granges...”, is dated 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?)[714]

Henri & his second wife had five children (the repayment of his first wife’s dowry suggests that all Henri’s children were born from his second marriage): 

1.         GUICHARDE Alleman (-after 20 Apr 1419).  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named as substitute heirs successively “Siboud Allemand sgr de Virieux, et Guicharde fille du dit testateur femme de messire Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs”, and named “les dits Siboud et Guigues et Lancelot Allemand tuteurs de ses enfants” and executors[715].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named successive substitute heirs, in one case “...reservé l’usufruit à D. Guicharde sa sœur femme de Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs...[716]m GUIGUES Alleman Seigneur de Champ, son of --- (-before 20 Apr 1419). 

2.         --- Alleman .  The codicil of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline”, dated 28 Oct 1352, bequeathed property to “...la nourrice du fils dudit Henry son neveu[717].  This son presumably died soon afterwards.  He could not have been the same person as his brother Jean, who was still a minor 30 Jul 1375 as noted below. 

3.         JEAN Alleman (-[27 Jul 1420/5 May 1423], bur Alemon Saint-Nizier).  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named as universal heir “dans toutes ses autres terres...Jean Allemand son fils[718].  “Lancelot Allemand donné de feu Jean Allemand chev. tuteur de Jean et Henry fils et héritiers de feu Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline” paid “au nom des dits mineurs” debts to “dame Béatrix Allemande veuve de feu François de Granges, tutrice de leurs enfants mineurs” arising from an agreement between “le dit feu Henry Allemand et...Guigues [de Comiers chev.] comme héritier de feu Pierre Allemand avec le dit feu François” by charter dated 6 Oct 1375[719]Seigneur de Séchilienne.  “Jean Allemand sgr Sechellinæ” bought various properties from “François de Beaumont sgr Fraytæ et Pellafolli” by charter dated 16 Dec 1401[720].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, chose burial “en l’église du prieuré de St-Martin de Séchilline près de son dit feu père”, bequeathed property “sa dot noble Briande sa fille femme de Guigues de Comiers sgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux...Catherine sa fille soit chartreusine aux dames de Prémol...Syboud Allemand son fils chanoine de l’église de Grenoble...au fils ou filles dont madame Guigone de Comiers sa femme pourroit être enceinte”, named as universal heirs “dans sa terre de Laval-St-Etienne et...dans la terre du comte de Genève en Dauphiné, noble Raoul Allemand son fils” and “en sa terre de Séchilline...noble Jean Allemand son fils” and “noble Henry Allemand son fils, qu’il destine à l’ordre de St-Jean de Jérusalem”, substituting “Henry Allemand son frère sgr de Aleriis...Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux...Guy Allemand chevalier sgr des Champs et Antoine Allemand son frère, fils de feu Guigon Allemand sgr des Champs...Guy Allemand fils de feu noble Siboud Allemand chev. sgr de Virieux...reservé l’usufruit à D. Guicharde sa sœur femme de Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs...[721].  The testament of “Pierre Bérenger sgr de Morges en Trièves”, dated 2 May 1420, established the succession of his children, substituting successively “Jean Allemand sgr de Sichiliane...Guillaume Arthaud chev. sr d’Ays[722].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, annulled the provision in his testament naming “Raoul Allemand, son fils de son mariage avec dame Guigonne de Comiers sa femme” as universal heir in Laval-Saint-Etienne and appointed “Henri Allemand fils de son mariage avec feüe dame Sibille de Beaumont” as such, made new bequests to “Henri Allemand son frère sgr d’Ollières...dame Guicharde sa sœur...Antoine Allemand son neveu...Aymonet Richard”, acknowledged receipt of payment from “Eynard de Beaumont”, mentioned a loan “au prieur de Beaumont et à Avalon Richard son frère”, and chose burial “en l’église de St-Nizier d’Alemon, auprès de feüe dame Guigonne de Comiers sa femme, Eynard de Beaumont, Aymonet Richard et Avallon Richard[723].  Jean died before 5 May 1423, the date of his son’s charter quoted below.  m firstly (11 Dec 1385 or before) SIBYLLE de Beaumont, daughter of FRANÇOIS de Beaumont Seigneur de la Fraite & his wife Polie --- (-before 1415).  She is named in the 27 Jul 1420 codicil of her husband as mother of his son Henri.  Her mother is named in the 21 Feb 1419 charter of her daughter Briande and her father in the 30 Jun 1444 charter of her son Siboud, quoted below.  A charter dated 11 Apr 1495 records that she married “dès le 11 Dec 1385” and includes details about her brother and his descendants with whom her descendants disputed the family succession[724]m secondly (contract 9 Aug 1415) GUIGONNE de Commiers, daughter of RAOUL de Commiers Seigneur de la Bastide de Camprond & his wife Catherine Benoît co-dame de Pariset (-[20 Apr 1419/27 Jul 1420]).  The marriage contract between “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Sécheline au diocèse de Grenoble” and “damoiselle Guigonne fille de feu Raoul de Comiers chev. sgr de la Bastide de Camprond et de Catherine Benoit Condame de Pariset sa femme”, in the presence of “Raoul Gillet et Albert de Comiers ses frères”, with “...Antoine Allemand sgr de St-Georges, Henry Allemand sgr de Aleriis, Claude Bérenger sgr de Vado...” as guarantors, is dated 9 Aug 1415[725].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, chose burial “en l’église de St-Nizier d’Alemon, auprès de feüe dame Guigonne de Comiers sa femme, Eynard de Beaumont, Aymonet Richard et Avallon Richard[726].  Jean & his first wife had five children: 

a)         JEAN Alleman (-after 23 Mar 1424, bur Séchilienne Saint-Martin).  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as universal heirs “en sa terre de Séchilline...noble Jean Allemand son fils[727]Seigneur de Séchilienne.  “Jean fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand chev.” paid part of the dowry of “Briande sa sœur femme de Guigues fils et héritier de feu Raoul de Comiers chev cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” by charter dated 5 May 1423[728].  The testament of “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline”, dated 23 Mar 1424, chose burial “en l’église de St-Martin de Séchilline”, assigned dower to “Béatrix de Medullione sa femme”, named as his universal heir “le postume dont elle est enceinte si c’est un masle”, substituting “Henry Allemand son frère...Raoul Allemand son autre frère[729]m BEATRIX de Mévouillon, daughter of ---.  The testament of “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline”, dated 23 Mar 1424, assigned dower to “Béatrix de Medullione sa femme”, named as his universal heir “le postume dont elle est enceinte si c’est un masle”, substituting “Henry Allemand son frère...Raoul Allemand son autre frère[730].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME Alleman ([Mar/Aug] 1424]-before 21 Apr 1483).  Seigneur de Séchilienne.  “Siboud Allemand prieur de St-Donat, pour et au nom de Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline” gave a horse to “Guigues de Comiers cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” in part payment towards the dowry of “Briande Allemand femme du dit Guigues, par feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline ayeul paternel du dit Guillaume” by charter dated 1 Jul 1429[731].  At the request of “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St-Donat, Henry Allemand sgr du Val-Saint-Etienne, frères, Guillaume leur neveu fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand leur frère, comme fils et héritiers de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, “François de Beaumont sgr de la Fraite et Aynard de Beaumont sgr de St-Quentin” were  ordered to pay the dowry of “feüe dame Sibille fille du dit François de Beaumont” on her marriage to “le dit feu Jean Allemand pour lors damoiseau et depuis fait chev...” by judgment dated 30 Jun 1444[732].  “Henry Allemand cosgr du Val-Saint-Etienne et Guillaume Allemand fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline...” claimed payment from “Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux comme héritier pour les deux tiers de feu François de Château-neuf, sgr de Château-neuf et de Saint-Quentin”, under an agreement between their father and François dated 6 Sep 1414, by judgment dated 20 Sep 1446[733].  Guillaume presumably died before 21 Apr 1483 when his son is named as seigneur de Séchilienne.  m CLEMENCE Albaroni de Laudun de Baux, daughter of ALBARON Albaroni Seigneur de Léos & his wife ---.  “Guillaume Allemand alias de Meuillon sgr de Bos et de Chichelline, mary de...dame Clémence Albaroni “de Lauduno” alias “de Baucio” fille d’Albaron Albaroni sgr de Léos au diocèze d’Avignon” agreed the dowry of “Collette Albaroni sœur de la dite Clémence et Claude Flotte sgr de la Roche des Arnauds” by charter dated 13 Mar 1459[734].  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

(a)       LOUIS Albaroni dit Alleman (-before 11 Apr 1495).  Seigneur de Séchilienne.  A charter dated 11 May 1487 records previous disputes between “les enfans de Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline, comparant pour eux Siboud Allemand évêque de Grenoble leur oncle” and “Jean Allemand sgr “Rupis Silvardi” héritier d’Avalon Richard”, concerning a donation made by the latter to the formers’ paternal grandfather, a compromise in the presence of “...Aymond Allemand sgr des Champs”, and a ratification dated 21 Apr 1483 at the request of “[les] héritiers du dit Jean Allemand sgr Rupissivardi” made by “Louis Albaroni dit Allemand sgr de Séchilline et de Lers...Jac. Albaroni dit Allemand son frère sgr “Montis rivi”, fils de Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline[735].  A charter dated 11 Apr 1495 records that Jacques died “sans postérité” leaving his brother Jacques as heir[736]

(b)       JACQUES Albaroni dit Allemand .  He is named with his brother Louis in the 11 May 1487 charter quoted above. 

b)         HENRI Alleman (-before 13 Oct 1485).  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as universal heirs “noble Henry Allemand son fils, qu’il destine à l’ordre de St-Jean de Jérusalem[737].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, annulled the provision in his testament naming “Raoul Allemand, son fils de son mariage avec dame Guigonne de Comiers sa femme” as universal heir in Laval-Saint-Etienne and appointed “Henri Allemand fils de son mariage avec feüe dame Sibille de Beaumont” as such[738].  The testament of “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline”, dated 23 Mar 1424, named as his universal heir “le postume dont elle est enceinte si c’est un masle”, substituting “Henry Allemand son frère...Raoul Allemand son autre frère[739].  “Raoul fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, wanting to enter the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, donated all his possessions from “son dit feu père que de feue Dame Guigonne de Comiers sa mère et de madame Catherine Benoit son ayeule maternelle...Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline son neveu” to “Henry Allemand son frère cosgr du Val-St-Etienne” by charter dated 9 Feb 1441[740].  At the request of “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St-Donat, Henry Allemand sgr du Val-Saint-Etienne, frères, Guillaume leur neveu fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand leur frère, comme fils et héritiers de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, “François de Beaumont sgr de la Fraite et Aynard de Beaumont sgr de St-Quentin” were  ordered to pay the dowry of “feüe dame Sibille fille du dit François de Beaumont” on her marriage to “le dit feu Jean Allemand pour lors damoiseau et depuis fait chev...” by judgment dated 30 Jun 1444[741].  “Henry Allemand cosgr du Val-Saint-Etienne et Guillaume Allemand fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline...” claimed payment from “Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux comme héritier pour les deux tiers de feu François de Château-neuf, sgr de Château-neuf et de Saint-Quentin”, under an agreement between their father and François dated 6 Sep 1414, by judgment dated 20 Sep 1446[742].  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[743].  He was named as deceased in the 13 Oct 1485 charter of his son-in-law Aimon de Terrail, quoted below.  m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  “Le supérieur de l’hopital des Qunze Vingt aveugles” acknowledged donations from “Henry Alleman cosgr de Laval, Jeanne sa femme et Jean Henry, Georges, Jacques, Claude, Charles, Aynard et Laurent leur fils et Hélène, Catherine et Marie leurs filles” by charter dated 17 Jan 1450[744].  Henri & his wife had ten children (all named in the 17 Jan 1450 charter quoted above): 

i)          GEORGES Alleman .  A charter dated 11 Apr 1495 records that their father left “Charles son fils et héritier universel”, suggesting that Georges, Jacques and Claude all predeceased him[745]

ii)         JACQUES Alleman .  A charter dated 11 Apr 1495 records that their father left “Charles son fils et héritier universel”, suggesting that Georges, Jacques and Claude all predeceased him[746]

iii)        CLAUDE Alleman .  A charter dated 11 Apr 1495 records that their father left “Charles son fils et héritier universel”, suggesting that Georges, Jacques and Claude all predeceased him[747]

iv)       CHARLES Alleman .  The testament of “Pierre Odebert auditeur aux comptes de Dauphiné, avouë”, dated Jun 1473, acknowledged receipt of payments from “Pierre de Montfort” towards the dowry agreed for “Catherine Allemand sa femme”, and named as substitute heirs “...Jacques de Baux fils d’Alix Odebert sa sœur et Amédée Baux...Charles Allemand fils de...Henry Allemand sgr de Laval son beau-père”, in the presence of “Aimond et Guigues Allemand sgr de Revel[748].  Seigneur de Laval-Saint-Etienne: “Aimon du Terrail sgr de Bayard comme mary d’Hélène Allemand fille de feu Henry Allemand” acknowledged payments from “Charles Allemand cosgr de Laval-Saint-Etienne frère de la dite Hélène” towards his wife’s dowry by charter dated 13 Oct 1485[749].  Seigneur de Séchilienne: the testament of “Charles Allemand sgr de Séchilline, du Val-St-Etienne et de St-Jean-le Vieux”, dated 25 Apr 1495, chose burial “au prieuré de Saint-Martin de Séchilline près de son ayeul ou en l’église paroissiale du dit lieu près de ses père et mère”, bequeathed property to “Marguerite de St-Priest sa femme...ses filles Marguerite et Hélène...Laurent Allemand son fils”, and named as universal heir “Charles Allemand son fils aîné”, substituting “...Jacques Allemand dit Albaroni sgr de Lers...Guy Allemand sgr des Champs...Guigues Allemand sgr de Virieux et de Revel...les enfants masles de feu Jac. de Beaumont sgr de St-Quentin[750].  Dom Villevieille quotes other charters which record the descendants of Charles Alleman in the early 16th century[751]

v)        AYNARD Alleman

vi)       LAURENT Alleman (-after 8 Mar 1483).  “Laurens Allemand” is named as “conseiller” of Charles VIII King of France in a charter dated 8 Feb 1483[752].  Bishop of Grenoble 8 Mar 1483[753]

vii)      HENRI Alleman .  Monk: the abbot of “Attanensis de Lyon” granted permission for “Frère Henry fils de Henry Alemand cosgr di Val-St-Etienne” to transfer to the abbey of Saint-Théoffroy in Annecy diocese by charter dated 18 Apr 1451[754]

viii)     HELENE Alleman (-after 10 Feb 1490).  “Aymon de Terrail” acknowledged receipt of payments from “Henry Allemand sgr de Laval-St-Etienne” towards the dowry agreed for his marriage to “Elène Allemand sa fille” by charter dated 2 Feb 1467[755].  “Aimon du Terrail sgr de Bayard comme mary d’Hélène Allemand fille de feu Henry Allemand” acknowledged payments from “Charles Allemand cosgr de Laval-Saint-Etienne frère de la dite Hélène” towards his wife’s dowry by charter dated 13 Oct 1485[756].  A similar charter is dated 10 Feb 1490[757]m AIMON de Terrail Seigneur de Bayard, son of --- (-after 10 Feb 1490). 

ix)       CATHERINE Alleman .  The testament of “Pierre Odebert auditeur aux comptes de Dauphiné, avouë”, dated Jun 1473, acknowledged receipt of payments from “Pierre de Montfort” towards the dowry agreed for “Catherine Allemand sa femme”, and named as substitute heirs “...Charles Allemand fils de...Henry Allemand sgr de Laval son beau-père”, in the presence of “Aimond et Guigues Allemand sgr de Revel[758]m PIERRE Odebert, son of --- (-after Jun 1473). 

x)        MARIE Alleman

c)         SIBOUD Alleman (-before 1483).  Canon at Grenoble.  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, bequeathed property “...Syboud Allemand son fils chanoine de l’église de Grenoble...[759].  Prior of Saint-Donat: “Siboud Allemand prieur de St-Donat, pour et au nom de Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline” gave a horse to “Guigues de Comiers cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” in part payment towards the dowry of “Briande Allemand femme du dit Guigues, par feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline ayeul paternel du dit Guillaume” by charter dated 1 Jul 1429[760].  At the request of “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St-Donat, Henry Allemand sgr du Val-Saint-Etienne, frères, Guillaume leur neveu fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand leur frère, comme fils et héritiers de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, “François de Beaumont sgr de la Fraite et Aynard de Beaumont sgr de St-Quentin” were  ordered to pay the dowry of “feüe dame Sibille fille du dit François de Beaumont” on her marriage to “le dit feu Jean Allemand pour lors damoiseau et depuis fait chev...” by judgment dated 30 Jun 1444[761].  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[762].  Bishop of Grenoble

d)         BRIANDE Alleman (-after 29 May 1450).  “Briande Allemand fille de Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et du Val-St-Etienne, épouse future de Guigues de Comiers sgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” renounced her paternal and maternal succession, except from “dame Polie son ayeule maternelle”, in return for her dowry by charter dated 21 Feb 1419[763].  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, bequeathed property “sa dot noble Briande sa fille femme de Guigues de Comiers sgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux...[764].  “Jean fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand chev.” paid part of the dowry of “Briande sa sœur femme de Guigues fils et héritier de feu Raoul de Comiers chev cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” by charter dated 5 May 1423[765].  “Siboud Allemand prieur de St-Donat, pour et au nom de Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline” gave a horse to “Guigues de Comiers cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” in part payment towards the dowry of “Briande Allemand femme du dit Guigues, par feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline ayeul paternel du dit Guillaume” by charter dated 1 Jul 1429[766].  “Jean de Comiers et Claude son fils” confirmed receipt of payment from “Henry Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne” relating to their guarantee of the dowry of “Briande Allemand veuve de feu Guigues de Comiers cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” to “Anne sa fille femme du dit Claude”, in the presence of “Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux”, by charter dated 15 Jul 1444[767].  Charters dated 29 May 1450 record Briande’s confirmation of the final payment of her dowry[768]m ([21 Feb/20 Apr] 1419) GUIGUES de Commiers co-Seigneur de Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, son of RAOUL  de Commiers & his wife --- (-before 15 Jul 1444). 

e)         CATHERINE Alleman .  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, bequeathed property “...Catherine sa fille soit chartreusine aux dames de Prémol...[769]

Jean & his second wife had one child: 

f)          RAOUL Alleman .  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as universal heirs “dans sa terre de Laval-St-Etienne et...dans la terre du comte de Genève en Dauphiné, noble Raoul Allemand son fils[770].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, annulled the provision in his testament naming “Raoul Allemand, son fils de son mariage avec dame Guigonne de Comiers sa femme” as universal heir in Laval-Saint-Etienne and appointed “Henri Allemand fils de son mariage avec feüe dame Sibille de Beaumont” as such[771].  The testament of “Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline”, dated 23 Mar 1424, named as his universal heir “le postume dont elle est enceinte si c’est un masle”, substituting “Henry Allemand son frère...Raoul Allemand son autre frère[772].  “Raoul fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, wanting to enter the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, donated all his possessions from “son dit feu père que de feue Dame Guigonne de Comiers sa mère et de madame Catherine Benoit son ayeule maternelle...Guillaume Allemand sgr de Séchilline son neveu” to “Henry Allemand son frère cosgr du Val-St-Etienne” by charter dated 9 Feb 1441[773]

4.         HENRI Alleman (-after 27 Jul 1420).  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named as universal heir “dans sa terre de la Balme...son...fils Henry Allemand[774].  “Lancelot Allemand donné de feu Jean Allemand chev. tuteur de Jean et Henry fils et héritiers de feu Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline” paid “au nom des dits mineurs” debts to “dame Béatrix Allemande veuve de feu François de Granges, tutrice de leurs enfants mineurs” arising from an agreement between “le dit feu Henry Allemand et...Guigues [de Comiers chev.] comme héritier de feu Pierre Allemand avec le dit feu François” by charter dated 6 Oct 1375[775].  Seigneur des Aures.  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as successive substitute heirs “Henry Allemand son frère sgr de Aleriis...Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux...Guy Allemand chevalier sgr des Champs et Antoine Allemand son frère, fils de feu Guigon Allemand sgr des Champs...Guy Allemand fils de feu noble Siboud Allemand chev. sgr de Virieux...reservé l’usufruit à D. Guicharde sa sœur femme de Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs...[776].  “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline”, by codicil dated 27 Jul 1420, made new bequests to “Henri Allemand son frère sgr d’Ollières...dame Guicharde sa sœur...Antoine Allemand son neveu...Aymonet Richard[777]

5.         MARIE Alleman .  The testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, bequeathed property to “Marie sa fille religieuse à Prémol[778]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS d’URIAGE, SEIGNEURS de REVEL

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified unless the following charter refers to Eudes [Odon] [II] and his father: “Guigues de Briançon et son fils Aimeric (Eym-c)” acknowledged holding “les châteaux de la Terrasse et de Gières (Geria)” in fief from André Dauphin, noting that “l’héritage d’Odon de Brainçon, homme lige du comte de Savoie, étant dévolu à son frère Aimeric” the latter was authorised to remain in possession for life, at the request of “Didier et Aymar de Sassenage, de Guigues et Odon Aleman”, on condition that “son fils fera hommage lige au Dauphin”, by charter dated 30 Jan 1231 (O.S.)[779].  Another possibility is that the document relates to Guigues [I] Seigneur de Champ and his son Eudes [Odon] [III] (see Part A), although the chronology of the latter’s children suggests that this is less likely. 

 

1.         EUDES [Odon] [II] Alamandi (-before 6 Feb 1260).   He is named as deceased in the 6 Feb 1259 (O.S) charter of his sons.  m ---.  The name of Eudes’s wife has not been identified.  Eudes/Odon [II] & his wife had two children:

a)         GUIGUES Alamandi (-after 17 Jun 1275, bur Grenoble Franciscans).  “Guigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuses on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[780]Seigneur d’Uriage.  Dauphin Guigues and “Guigues Alamand seigneur d’Uriage” reached agreement about the grazing rights by charter dated 21 Jul 1261[781].  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1275, chose burial “dans le cimetière des frères Mineurs de Grenoble”, named “son fils François Alamant...sauf ce qui reviendra à son fils Jacquemon” as universal heir “pour le château d’Uriage”, bequeathed property to “ses filles Catherine et Bérengère...Béatrix qui sera religieuse à Prémol, sa femme Alix”, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...Piron Alamant le bâtard, du conseil de son frère Peron Alamant, son cousin Odon Alamant seigneur de Champ...[782]m ALIX [Auruce co-dame de l’Argentière], daughter of [GUIGUES Auruce Seigneur de l’Argentière & his wife Léoncie ---] (-after 17 Jun 1275, [maybe before 16 Jul 1306]).  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1275, bequeathed property to “...sa femme Alix”, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...[783].  Guigues & his wife had five children: 

i)          FRANÇOIS Alamandi (-[2 Apr 1311/1317]).  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1275, named “son fils François Alamant...sauf ce qui reviendra à son fils Jacquemon” as universal heir “pour le château d’Uriage[784].  The testament of "Odo Alamandi dominus de Campis", dated 5 Jul 1292, named as executors “...Franciscum Alamandi dominum Uriatici[785]Seigneur d’Uriage.  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[786].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][787].  Dauphin Humbert decided a dispute between “Jacques Alleman d’Uriage en son nom et de François Alleman seigneur d’Uriage” and “Guillaume de Royn châtelain de Vizille...”, with the assistance of “Guigues Alleman sr de Valbonnays, Jean Alleman prévôt de St-André de Grenoble...Jean Alleman de Séchilienne”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1311[788].  The dominant place accorded to Jacques in this document suggests that François had delegated his powers, maybe because of illness.  François presumably died before 1317, when his brother Jacques is named as Seigneur d’Uriage (see below). 

ii)         JACQUES Alamandi (-[5 Mar 1327/20 Jan 1328]).  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1261, named “son fils François Alamant...sauf ce qui reviendra à son fils Jacquemon” as universal heir “pour le château d’Uriage[789].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][790].  Dauphin Humbert decided a dispute between “Jacques Alleman d’Uriage en son nom et de François Alleman seigneur d’Uriage” and “Guillaume de Royn châtelain de Vizille...”, with the assistance of “Guigues Alleman sr de Valbonnays, Jean Alleman prévôt de St-André de Grenoble...Jean Alleman de Séchilienne”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1311[791]Seigneur d’Uriage.  A document dated 1317 relates to a lawsuit between “Jacques Alleman seigneur d’Uriage” and “les représentants des paroisses du mandement de Vizille” concerning pasturage and other rights[792].  A charter dated 4 Aug 1324 names “Jeannet de Vado, fils de feu Jean, cosr de Vif” and “...Guillaume Alamandi sr de Valbonnais et de Claix, Jacques Alamandi sr d’Uriage, Agnes Alamanda nièce de Jeannet, et Lantelme de Varces, beau-père du même...”, in “la maison dudit Guil. Alamandi, jadis à Jean Alamandi prévôt de Saint-André son oncle[793].  “Jacques Allemand sgr de Virieux” named “Jn Allemand sgr de Révelle à présent chev., son cousin” as his heir, and bequeathed property to “Sibond Allemand chev. fils de Jn Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, by codicil dated 5 Mar 1327[794].  A charter dated 20 Jan 1328 records that Dauphin Guigues “qui avait mis sous sa main le château d’Uriage après la mort de Jacques Alleman seigneur dud. château...mort sans enfants légitimes” consented to the grant of “led. château à Jean Alleman chev. sr de Revel”, whom Jacques had named universal heir in his testament[795]

iii)        CATHERINE Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1261, bequeathed property to “ses filles Catherine et Bérengère...Béatrix qui sera religieuse à Prémol, sa femme Alix”, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...Piron Alamant le bâtard, du conseil de son frère Peron Alamant, son cousin Odon Alamant seigneur de Champ...[796]

iv)       BERENGERE Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1261, bequeathed property to “ses filles Catherine et Bérengère...Béatrix qui sera religieuse à Prémol, sa femme Alix”, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...Piron Alamant le bâtard, du conseil de son frère Peron Alamant, son cousin Odon Alamant seigneur de Champ...[797]same person as...?  BERENGERE Alamandi (-after 21 Jun 1319).  Co-dame de l’Argentière: a charter dated 17 Oct 1308 names “dom. Berengarie Alamande condomina Argenterie[798].  The document which confirms that this person was the daughter of Guigues Alamandi Seigneur d’Uriarte has not been identified, but the chronology suggests that this co-identity might be correct.  A charter dated 17 Sep 1313 names “dom. Berengarie Alamande relicte nobilis Guillelmi Aurucii, condomina castri Argenterie pro media parte[799].  Bérengère Alamandi is named as co-dame de l’Argentière in other documents until 21 Jun 1319[800]m GUILLAUME Auruce co-Seigneur de l’Argentière, son of --- (-before 17 Sep 1313). 

v)        BEATRIX Alamandi .  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1261, bequeathed property to “ses filles Catherine et Bérengère...Béatrix qui sera religieuse à Prémol, sa femme Alix”, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...Piron Alamant le bâtard, du conseil de son frère Peron Alamant, son cousin Odon Alamant seigneur de Champ...[801]

b)         PIERRE Alamandi .  “Guigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuses on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[802].  The testament of “Guigues Alamant damoiseau”, dated 17 Jun 1261, appointed as executors “...sa femme Alix...Piron Alamant le bâtard, du conseil de son frère Peron Alamant, son cousin Odon Alamant seigneur de Champ...[803]

2.         ANDRE Alamandi (-before 6 Feb 1260).  “Guigues et Pierre fils et héritiers d’Odon Alamanni” confirmed the donation made to the Chartreuses on his death-bed by “André Alamanni frère de leur père et leur oncle” by charter dated 6 Feb 1259 (O.S.)[804]

 

 

The 7 Jan 1334 charter quoted below indicates that Uriage and Revel were then held by Jean Alamandi.  No document has been identified which links Jean’s father Siboud Alamandi Seigneur de Revel with Uriage.  While Siboud’s parentage has not been ascertained, the inheritance of the two seigneuries by Jean suggests that Siboud was related to the earlier Uriage family shown above.  Maybe he was the younger brother or nephew of Guigues Alamandi Seigneur d’Uriage.  If that is correct, François Alamandi and his brother Jacques probably both died without direct heirs, their territories passing to their cousin. 

 

1.         SIBOUD Alamandi (-after 2 Apr 1307).  Seigneur de Revel.  “Siboud Alamandi seigneur de Revel” donated his jurisdiction rights over “les hommes du prélat demeurant dans la paroisse de Muriannette” to Guillaume Bishop of Grenoble by charter dated 7 Mar 1291[805].  His holding “Revel” suggests descent from the Virieu family, who held “Montrevel”.  “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais chevalier, --- Allemand sr. d’Uriage, et Siboud Allemand sr. de Revel” swore to withhold homage from Humbert Dauphin if he failed to comply with a treaty he made with “Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon“ by charter dated 27 May 1293[806].  “Siboud Allemand seigneur de Revel” swore homage to “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais” for property at “Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens, Siévoz et au mandement de Valbonnais” by charter dated 4 Aug 1306[807].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais, François sr. de Sassenage, Raymond Allemand sr. de Champ, Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges, François Allemand sr. d’Uriage, Siboud Allemand sr. de Ruel, Jacquemet Allemand frère dudit François, Jean Allemand sr. de Séchilienne [Céchillanne], Pierre Allemand son frère, Rostaing de Montorcier sr de Pellafol, Pierre Allemand prieur de Notre-Dame de Commiers, et Jean Allemand prieur de St-Michel d’Exome [de Connexe][808]m ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Isabelle veuve de Siboud Alemand seigneur de Revel comme tutrice de son fils Jean” swore homage to “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais et de Claix” for fiefs “aux paroisses de Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens et Auris”, in the presence of “Guillaume de Claix damoiseau”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1312[809].  Siboud & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN Alamandi (-[10 Jul 1330/7 Jan 1334]).  “Isabelle veuve de Siboud Alemand seigneur de Revel comme tutrice de son fils Jean” swore homage to “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais et de Claix” for fiefs “aux paroisses de Nantes, la Valette, Lavaldens et Auris”, in the presence of “Guillaume de Claix damoiseau”, by charter dated 15 Nov 1312[810]Seigneur de Revel.  “Guigues Alemand seigneur de Valbonnais” and “Jean Alemand seigneur de Revel” reached agreement about certain properties by charter dated 21 Aug 1317[811].  “Jacques Allemand sgr de Virieux” named “Jn Allemand sgr de Révelle à présent chev., son cousin” as his heir, and bequeathed property to “Sibond Allemand chev. fils de Jn Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, by codicil dated 5 Mar 1327[812].  “...Jean Alamandi sr de Revel...” is named as fiduciary in the charter dated 8 Aug 1330 which records that “Guigues d’Illins coseigneur de ce lieu” swore homage to Dauphin Guigues[813]Seigneur d’Uriage:  a charter dated 20 Jan 1328 records that Dauphin Guigues “qui avait mis sous sa main le château d’Uriage après la mort de Jacques Alleman seigneur dud. château...mort sans enfants légitimes” consented to the grant of “led. château à Jean Alleman chev. sr de Revel”, whom Jacques had named universal heir in his testament[814].  “...Jean Alamandi sr de Huriatico...” witnessed the charter dated 10 Jul 1330 which records the sale of “tous ses droits...dans le mandement d’Esparron” made by Dauphin Guigues to “Pierre Clareti chevalier seigneur de Treschenu[815]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  Jean & his wife had two children: 

i)          EUDES [Odon] Alamandi (-[after 1334]).  “Odon et Siboud Alamandi frères fils et héritiers universels de feu Jean Alamandi seigneur d’Uriage et de Revel” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert for “[le] château...d’Uriage” by charter dated 7 Jan 1334[816].  “Odon Allemand” granted freedoms “aux habitants d’Uriage” by charter dated [1334?][817].  “Odon Alemand fils de Jean...[et] Siboud son frère” swore homage to the comte de Genève for “la moitié indivise du château de Revel” by charter dated 1 Dec 1342[818]

ii)         SIBOUD Alamandi (-after 5 May 1346).  “Odon et Siboud Alamandi frères fils et héritiers universels de feu Jean Alamandi seigneur d’Uriage et de Revel” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert for “[le] château...d’Uriage” by charter dated 7 Jan 1334[819].  “Odon Alemand fils de Jean...[et] Siboud son frère” swore homage to the comte de Genève for “la moitié indivise du château de Revel” by charter dated 1 Dec 1342[820]Seigneur de Revel: “Eguarde fille de Pierre Allemand fils de Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline et de Laval, épouse de Guignes de Comiers chev.” brought dowry to her husband, “Siboud Allemand sgr de Rével” named as guarantor, by charter dated 5 May 1346[821]

 

 

1.         GUIGUES Alleman (-after 5 Apr 1393).  Seigneur d’Uriage.  “Guigues Allemant chev. sgr d’Urieux” mediated the agreement under which “Jean d’Ambel” swore allegiance to “Pierre Bérenger chev. sgr de Morges” for “des biens de Catherine sa femme fille et héritière de feu Jean Blemodii” by charter dated 5 Apr 1393[822]

 

 

1.         SIBOUD Alleman (-after 30 Jul 1375).  Seigneur de Virieux: the testament of “Henry Allemand sgr de Séchiline”, dated 30 Jul 1375, named as substitute heirs “Siboud Allemand sgr de Virieux, et Guicharde fille du dit testateur femme de messire Guigues Allemand sgr des Champs”, and named “les dits Siboud et Guigues et Lancelot Allemand tuteurs de ses enfants” and executors[823].  m ---.  The name of Siboud’s wife is not known.  Siboud & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY Alleman (-after 20 Apr 1419).  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named successive substitute heirs “...Guy Allemand fils de feu noble Siboud Allemand chev. sgr de Virieux...[824]

 

 

1.         JEAN Alleman (-[4 Sep/1 Dec] 1447)Seigneur de Virieux.  The testament of “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline et d’Olle conseigneur de Laval-St-Etienne, fils de feu Henry Allemand chev.”, dated 20 Apr 1419, named as successive substitute heirs “...Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux...[825]Seigneur de Revel: “Jean Allemand chev. sgr de Virieux et de Rével” was ordered to pay a debt owed to “feu Jean sg de Séchilline père dudit Henry et ayeul dudit Guillaume” to “Henry Allemand sgr du Val-St-Etienne et Guillaume fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline” by judgment dated 24 Dec 1443[826]. “Jean de Comiers et Claude son fils” confirmed receipt of payment from “Henry Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne” relating to their guarantee of the dowry of “Briande Allemand veuve de feu Guigues de Comiers cosgr de St-Jean-le-Vieux” to “Anne sa fille femme du dit Claude”, in the presence of “Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux”, by charter dated 15 Jul 1444[827].  “Henry Allemand cosgr du Val-Saint-Etienne et Guillaume Allemand fils et héritier de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Séchilline...” claimed payment from “Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux comme héritier pour les deux tiers de feu François de Château-neuf, sgr de Château-neuf et de Saint-Quentin”, under an agreement between their father and François dated 6 Sep 1414, by judgment dated 20 Sep 1446[828]. Seigneur d’Uriage.  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties, arbitrated by “Siboud Alleman doyen de Grenoble, Antoine Alleman seigneur de Saint-Georges, Aymon Alleman seigneur de Champ et Henri Alleman coseigneur de Vaux”, by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[829].  He is named as deceased in the 1 Dec 1447 charter quoted below.  m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms Jean’s first wife has not been identified.  m secondly (8 Dec 1422) CATHERINE de Savoie, daughter of HUMBERT de Savoie Seigneur d’Arvillars & his second wife Katharina von Cles (-after 4 Sep 1447).  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[830].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not yet been identified.  Jean & his first wife had two children: 

a)         BONIFACE Alleman .  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[831].  By charter dated 12 Dec 1509, “Laurent Allemand évêque de Grenoble fils de Charles Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline” engrossed an agreement dated 1 Dec 1447 between “Syboud Allemand doyen de Grenoble, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr de Laval, Boniface et Joffrey Allemand frères, enfans de Jean Allemand sgr d’Uriage” excluding female succession of their properties[832]

b)         SOFFREY [Geoffroy?] Alleman .  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[833].  “Siboud Allemand doyen de l’église de Grenoble et prieur de St.Donat, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr du Val-St-Etienne, Boniface et Joffroy Allemand frères, fils de feu Jean Allemand sgr de Virieux” registered their agreement excluding female succession of their properties, dated 1 Dec 1447[834].  By charter dated 12 Dec 1509, “Laurent Allemand évêque de Grenoble fils de Charles Allemand chev. sgr de Séchilline” engrossed an agreement dated 1 Dec 1447 between “Syboud Allemand doyen de Grenoble, Antoine Allemand sgr de Saint-Georges, Aimond Allemand sgr des Champs, Henri Allemand cosgr de Laval, Boniface et Joffrey Allemand frères, enfans de Jean Allemand sgr d’Uriage” excluding female succession of their properties[835].  Seigneur de Châteauneuf et de Larben.  m CLAUDE de Beauvoir, daughter of ---.  “Soffrey Allemand sgr de Châteauneuf et de Larben” acknowledged receipt of payments from “François de Beauvoir chev. sgr de la Palu et Amyhen de Beauvoir sgr de Varassieu son frère” towards the dowry agreed for “Claude de Beauvoir sa femme leur sœur” by charter dated 15 Feb 1461[836]

Jean & his second wife had three children: 

c)         AIMON Alleman .  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[837]Seigneur de Revelm ANTOINETTE Richard, daughter of GILLES Richard Seigneur de Saint-Priest & his wife ---.  Under his testament dated 30 Mar 1458, “Gillet Richard sgr de St-Priest” bequeathed property to “Antoinette sa fille femme d’Aimon Allemand sgr de Revel[838]

d)         GUIGUES Alleman .  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[839]

e)         SIBOUD Alleman .  “Jean Alleman seigneur d’Uriage et Catherine de Savoie sa femme, agissant au nom de leurs enfants Aymon, Guigue et Siboud” and “Soffrey Alleman fils dudit seigneur d’Uriage” agreed their respective rights over “Châteauneuf d’Albenc...” and other properties by charter dated 4 Sep 1447[840]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SEIGNEURS d’ANTHON 

 

 

Anthon lies on the left bank of the river Rhône in the Dauphiné, about 20 kilometres east of Lyon and about 40 kilometres north-east of Vienne, in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin, canton Charvieu-Chavagneux.  The family also held fiefdoms in the counties of Bresse, Forez and Savoy.  Seigneurs d’Anthon are recorded in primary sources from the early 12th to the early 14th centuries, when the seigneurie was inherited by a younger branch of the comital family of Geneva (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-GENEVOIS), and within a generation passed to the Saluzzo family of north-west Italy (see MONFERRATO, SALUZZO).  Few books have been found which reliably study the first seigneurial family.  The most complete work is the short article by Révérend du Mesnil in his La Valbonne étymologie et histoire, which does include references to primary source material (originals not all found) but appears to misrecord the first three generations of the family and confuses the three different persons named Isabelle d’Anthon who lived in the early 14th century.  It is hoped that these discrepancies have been corrected in the following reconstruction, although its reliability will only be confirmed if further primary source material emerges. 

 

 

1.         GUICHARD [I] d’Anthon (-after 1120).  Seigneur d’Anthon.  Lateyssonière records that “le comte de Forez” granted “le bourg de Pérouges” to “Guichard I seigneur d’Anthon” by charter dated 1100[841].  Révérend du Mesnil records that Guichard d’Anthon witnessed the 1103 charter under which Guillaume II Comte de Bourgogne granted “la seigneurie de Cenves en Beaujolais” to Guichard de Beaujeu[842].  Lateyssonière records that Pope Calixtus II ordered a commission into trouble caused by “Guichard d’Anthon et Guy-l’Enchaîné” to the church of Mâcon relating to “le village de Montgoin” by bull dated [Jan/Feb] 1120[843]

 

2.         GUICHARD [II] d’Anthon (-after 1147).  Révérend du Mesnil amalgamates Guichard [I] d’Anthon and Guichard [II][844], which seems unlikely to be correct given the fifty year span which separates the former’s mention in 1100 and the latter’s in 1147.  It appears safer to assume that there were two separate individuals, probably father and son.  Seigneur d’Anthon.  Chorier records that “Guichard Seigneur d’Anthon sur le Rhône” settled a dispute with Mâcon cathedral by charter dated 1146[845].  Lateyssonière records that “Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” donated property “dans le village de Montgoin” to Mâcon by charter dated 1147[846]

 

3.         [GUICHARD [III] d’Anthon .  Chorier records that “Guichard Seigneur d’Anthon sur le Rhône” [shown above as Guichard [II]] settled a dispute with Mâcon cathedral by charter dated 1146, and that “Guichard d’Anthon fils de celuy-ci”, living in 1202, donated property to “Chassagne dans la Bresse[847].  Révérend du Mesnil also shows only two persons named Guichard between 1100 and 1202[848].  This chronology is barely credible.  The existence of a “Guichard [III]” seems more likely, although no charter has been found which names him during the second half of the 13th century]. 

 

 

1.         GUICHARD [IV] d’Anthon (-[1200/03])Seigneur d’Anthon.  “Dominus Vichardus de Anton” donated “domum de Tanaies...” to the Templars, with the support of “filiis eius Vichardo et Ugone”, by charter dated 1200[849].  Guichard [IV] was probably deceased at the time of his son’s 1203 donation shown below.  m [--- de Coligny, daughter of GAUTHIER de Coligny Seigneur de Saint-André-sur-Suban & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1218 under which Renaud [de Forez] Archbishop of Lyon confirmed that Guichardus de Antono consanguineus meus...nepos Hugonis de Coloniaco” had confirmed exemption from tolls granted to the Chartreux of Portes by “domino Guichardo patre prædicti Guichardi consanguinei mei[850].  This interpretation assumes that “nepos” in this document can be interpreted in the sense of nephew.  Guichard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUICHARD [V] d’Anthon (-after Sep 1238).  “Dominus Vichardus de Anton” donated “domum de Tanaies...” to the Templars, with the support of “filiis eius Vichardo et Ugone”, by charter dated 1200[851]Seigneur d’Anthon.  The Chronicle of Chassagne abbey records that “Guichardus miles filius Guichardi militis d’Anton” donated rights of passage over his lands to Chassagne in 1203[852].  Renaud [de Forez] Archbishop of Lyon confirmed the settlement between “consanguineus noster nobilis vir Guichardus de Antonio” and Ainay concerning rights in “domui Sancti Mauricii...” by charter dated 1214[853]Renaud [de Forez] Archbishop of Lyon confirmed that Guichardus de Antono consanguineus meus...nepos Hugonis de Coloniaco” had confirmed exemption from tolls granted to the Chartreux of Portes by “domino Guichardo patre prædicti Guichardi consanguinei mei” by charter dated 1218[854]Guichardus dominus de Anton” donated his rights “in decima de Porroyges” ]Pérouges] to Cluny by charter dated 31 Mar 1236[855]Révérend du Mesnil records his donation of property “à Pollet et à Gordans” to the Templars at Molissole by charter dated Sep 1238[856]m --- (27 Aug 1274, bur Lyon Jacobins).  The name of Guichard’s wife is not known.  An epitaph at the Jacobin church in Lyon records the death 28 Sep 1256 of “dnus Guichardus de Anthone eiusque mater bone memorie dna de Anthone” who died 27 Aug 1274[857].  Guichard [V] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          GUICHARD [VI] d’Anthon (-28 Sep [1256/61], bur Lyon Jacobins).  Révérend du Mesnil records that Guichard accepted “la seigneurie de Loyettes” from Ambronay by charter dated 1259[858]Seigneur d’Anthon

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ii)         [ULRIC d’Anton (-after 1253).  Révérend du Mesnil records his parentage and grant of toll exemptions “aux chartreux de Seillon” by charter dated 1253[859].  It is not known whether this document confirms Ulric’s family relationship.] 

b)         HUGUES d’Anthon (-after 1200).  “Dominus Vichardus de Anton” donated “domum de Tanaies...” to the Templars, with the support of “filiis eius Vichardo et Ugone”, by charter dated 1200[860]

 

 

GUICHARD [VI] d’Anthon, son of GUICHARD [V] Seigneur d’Anthon & his wife --- (-28 Sep [1256/61], bur Lyon Jacobins)Seigneur d’Anthon.  Révérend du Mesnil records that Guichard accepted “la seigneurie de Loyettes” from Ambronay by charter dated 1259[861].  An epitaph at the Jacobin church in Lyon records the death 28 Sep 1256 of “dnus Guichardus de Anthone eiusque mater bone memorie dna de Anthone” who died 27 Aug 1274[862].  Either the 1259 charter or the epitaph was presumably misdated as the two documents are incompatible. 

m JACQUETTE, daughter of --- (-20 May 1275, bur Lyon Jacobins).  "Pierre et Guillaume de Roussillon damoiseaux fils d’Etienne de Roussillon chevalier" sold "la moitié du mas de Cymandres, au mandement de Chalamont" to "Jacquette (Jacobe) dame d’Anthon (Antone)" by charter dated Oct 1261, ratified by their brother Humbert de Roussillon by charter dated Dec 1261[863].  An epitaph at the Jacobin church in Lyon records the death 20 May 1275 of “dna Jacoba relicta dni Guichardi quondam dni de Anthone milite et dnus Ioannes filius predicte orbate et canonicus Lugdenensis et Viennensis” who died 25 Nov 1296[864]

Guichard [VI] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUICHARD [VII] d’Anthon (-1306 or after)Seigneur d’Anthon, de Pérouges et de Loyettes.  Seigneur de Gordans: Révérend du Mesnil records Thomas III Comte de Maurienne, Conte del Piemonte [Savoie] granted “la seigneurie de Gordans en fief” to Guichard by charter dated 1270[865], which was presumably soon after Guichard [VII] came of age.  "Guichardus dominus de Antone" recorded that "Hugoninus Ruphi..." sold property "in parochiis de Sancto Mamete de Chalamont et de Sancto Martino de Chalamont" to “Omaro de Antone fratri nostroby charter dated Aug 1277[866].  “Guichardus dominus de Anthone” acknowledged holding “villam Sancti Mauricii de Anthone...gardam de Neosco...villam de Charnaux...” from Amédée V Comte de Savoie by charter dated Oct 1285[867]Louis Seigneur de Beaujeu and "Guichard d’Anthon" submitted a dispute to arbitration by charter dated May 1291[868], a charter dated 30 Jun 1291 recording a peace treaty between them under which the former renounced all claims against "Guichard seigneur d’Anthon...contre Jean et Aymard ses frères" in return for payment of compensation[869].  Révérend du Mesnil records his testament dated 1306 (document not found)[870].  [m firstly ---.  Guichard’s naming two of his daughters “Isabelle” suggests that they may have had different mothers.  Révérend du Mesnil says that Guichard [VII] married twice, firstly to “Prudentia”, who he says consented to his grant of toll exemptions to Saint-Sulpice en Bugey, and secondly to “Lyonette de Villars” (not traced in the Thoire/Villars family), adding that he died childless (which is disproved by the sources quoted below)[871].  He omits reference to Marguerite de Sainte-Croix, confirmed as Guichard’s wife as shown below.]  m [secondly] MARGUERITE de Sainte-Croix, daughter of --- (-[after 2 Feb 1316?]).  She is named as wife of Guichard and mother of Aimar and other children in the 2 Feb 1315 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  The wording of the document suggests that Marguerite was alive at the time, although this is not beyond all doubt.  Marguerite’s parentage has not been ascertained.  The chronology of the Anthon family suggests that she may have been the daughter of Guillaume de Vienne Seigneur de Sainte-Croix and his second wife Agnes de Joigny.  Guichard [VII] & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE d’Anthon (-after 13 Jan 1323).  Isabelle’s marriage date suggests that she was older than her known brother and sister.  Possibly she was born from an earlier marriage of her father, which could also explain why he had two daughters named Isabelle.  Dame de Pérouges, de Gorges et de LoyettesHugonin (Hugues Gonin) de Genève, au nom de sa femme Isabelle, fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” swore allegiance to Guigues Dauphin de Viennois for “le pont de Chéruy, la forteresse des Jehenis, le port de Chaneissieu, la maison de St-Romans” by charter dated 13 Jan 1323[872]m ([1305]) as his first wife, HUGUES de Genève, son of AMEDEE [II] Comte de Genève & his wife Agnes de Chalon (20 Nov 1365).  Seigneur d’Anthon et de Varey. 

Guichard [VII] & his [second] wife had [five or more] children: 

b)         AIMAR [Aimaret] d’Anthon ([before 1285/90?]-[1325]).  Seigneur d’Anthon.  Valbonnais records that “Louis d’Anthon et ses freres en qualité d’héritiers de Guichard d’Anthon” exchanged property with Dauphin Jean by charter dated 2 Feb 1307 (O.S.?) coram domino Anthonis[873]Aimar and Louis acting in their own names indicates that they had reached the age of majority, which in turn suggests their approximate birth dates.  “...Aymaret d’Anthon...” was named as guarantor in the charter dated 17 Mar 1314 which recorded naming arbitrators in a dispute between “Aymar seigneur de Bressieux” and “Hugues seigneur de Viriville[874].  Dauphin Jean granted “villas et parochias de Tignieu...” to consanguineis nostris Ludovico domino Anthonis et aliis fratribus et sororibus suis, quos nobilis mulier Margarita de sancta Cruce suscepit a Guichardo quondam domino Anthonis marito suo” in exchange for “castro de Perogiis...” by charter dated 2 Feb 1315 (O.S.)[875]Révérend du Mesnil records that Aimar died “vers 1325, laissant deux enfants[876], although as noted below he has confused the brother of Guichard [VII] with the latter’s son.  Presumably the date relates to Aimar junior, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  He is named as deceased in the 4 Sep 1343 testament quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Aimar’s wife is not known.  Maybe she was related to the La Palu family, considering that Jean de la Palu was recorded as tutor of his children (see below).  Aimar & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          --- d’Anthon (-[1325/29]).  Révérend du Mesnil records that the unnamed son of Aimar (confusing the two persons named Aimar, as noted above) died “en bas âge” and that “Jean de la Palu son tuteur ainsi que de sa sœur Ysabelle” swore allegiance to Guichard [VII] Seigneur de Beaujeu for “Gordans...Mogneneins et pour la garde du Mont de Chalamont” (undated)[877].  No primary source has yet been found which confirms his name, although secondary sources indicate that he was called Louis.  He presumably died soon after his father, and certainly before the 1329 allegiance given on behalf of his sister Isabelle (see below). 

ii)         ISABELLE d’Anthon (-[after 1315/17?]after 4 Sep 1343).  Révérend du Mesnil records that “Madame Clémence de Vaux tutrice de...Ysabelle” [presumably a descendant of Isabelle’s paternal great-aunt Agnes, see below] reconfirmed that Isabelle “serait bonne et fidèle vassale de M. de Beaujeu...” by charter dated “le jeudi après la fête de sainte Madeleine” 1329[878].  This reference suggests Isabelle’s birth date, on the assumption that noble girls would reach the age of majority at ages 12 to 14.  The primary source which confirms that Isabelle sold her succession rights has not been identified.  The testament of “Ysabelle d’Anthon fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon, veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 4 Sep 1343, named “sa nièce Ysabelle fille de feu Aymaret d’Anthon damoiseau” as her universal heir[879].  Her marriage is recorded by Guigue, who notes that her dowry was “la terre d’Illiat” (part of the fief granted to Guichard [VII] in Oct 1285, see above) which was sold 15 Feb 1374 by the couple’s son Guichard (no sources cited)[880]m HENRI Seigneur de Montagny, son of ---. 

c)         LOUIS d’Anthon (-[before 1285/90?]-after 2 Feb 1308).  Valbonnais records that “Louis d’Anthon et ses freres en qualité d’héritiers de Guichard d’Anthon” exchanged property with Dauphin Jean by charter dated 2 Feb 1307 (O.S.?) coram domino Anthonis[881]Aimar and Louis acting in their own names indicates that they had reached the age of majority, which in turn suggests their approximate birth dates. 

d)         [one or more] other son(s) [and other daughters?] (-after 2 Feb 1316).  The 2 Feb 1307 (O.S.?) charter cited above indicates that Guichard [VII] had three of more sons, while the 2 Feb 1315 (O.S.) charter refers to “aliis fratribus et sororibus” of Aimon.  It is not known how many other brothers and sisters there may have been. 

e)         ISABELLE d’Anthon (-after 4 Sep 1343).  Pope Benedict XI issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Guigues fils Dredo seigneur de Beauvoir” and “Isabelle fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 3 Jan 1304[882].  “Guigues de Beauvoir” granted “le château d’Anthon” to “sa femme Isabeau d’Anthon” by charter dated 8 Aug 1315[883].  Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and “Isabelle d’Anthon veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” reached agreement regarding her husband’s succession “et particulièrement du château de Beauvoir, qui est attribué au dauphin” by charter dated 22 Feb 1307 (O.S.?)[884].  This charter must be misdated in light of the 8 Aug 1315 charter cited above.  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, acknowledged having received in full “la dot de sa femme Isabelle par son père feu Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” and named “...son épouse Ysabelle...” among his executors[885].  Dauphin Humbert and “Isabelle d’Anthon veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” reached agreement concerning “[le] château de Beauvoir et la terre de Guigues, dont l’usufruit est accordé à Isabelle” by charter dated 22 Feb 1337[886].  The testament of “Ysabelle d’Anthon fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon, veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 4 Sep 1343, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Bonnevaux”, bequeathed property to “Jeannette donnée d’Aymar d’Anthon chanoine de Lyon et à sa fille Alaysia” and named “sa nièce Ysabelle fille de feu Aymaret d’Anthon damoiseau” as her universal heir[887]m (Papal dispensation 3 Jan 1304) GUIGUES Seigneur de Beauvoir, son of DRODON Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife --- (-after 9 Dec 1333, bur Bonnevaux). 

2.         JEAN d’Anthon (-25 Nov 1296, bur Luon Jacobins).  Louis Seigneur de Beaujeu and "Guichard d’Anthon" submitted a dispute to arbitration by charter dated May 1291[888], a charter dated 30 Jun 1291 recording a peace treaty between them under which the former renounced all claims against "Guichard seigneur d’Anthon...contre Jean et Aymard ses frères" in return for payment of compensation[889].  An epitaph at the Jacobin church in Lyon records the death 20 May 1275 of “dna Jacoba relicta dni Guichardi quondam dni de Anthone milite et dnus Ioannes filius predicte orbate et canonicus Lugdenensis et Viennensis” who died 25 Nov 1296[890]

3.         AIMAR d’Anthon (-after 30 Jun 1291).  "Guichardus dominus de Antone" recorded that "Hugoninus Ruphi..." sold property "in parochiis de Sancto Mamete de Chalamont et de Sancto Martino de Chalamont" to “Omaro de Antone fratri nostroby charter dated Aug 1277[891]Louis Seigneur de Beaujeu and "Guichard d’Anthon" submitted a dispute to arbitration by charter dated May 1291[892], a charter dated 30 Jun 1291 recording a peace treaty between them under which the former renounced all claims against "Guichard seigneur d’Anthon...contre Jean et Aymard ses frères" in return for payment of compensation[893].  According to Révérend du Mesnil, Aimar succeeded his brother and died “vers 1325, laissant deux enfants[894], but this confuses the brother of Guichard [VII] with the latter’s son.  The primary source which confirms when Aimar died has not been identified.  same person as...?  AIMAR d’Anthon (-after 25 Apr 1314) .  Canon at Lyon.  Dauphin Jean granted “la poype ou donjon de Chazey (Chaseto)” to “son cousin Aymar d’Anthon chanoine de Lyon” by charter dated 25 Apr 1314[895].  Aimar had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

a)         JEANNE d’Anthon (-after 4 Sep 1343).  The testament of “Ysabelle d’Anthon fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon, veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 4 Sep 1343, bequeathed property to “Jeannette donnée d’Aymar d’Anthon chanoine de Lyon et à sa fille Alaysia[896].  The name of Jeanne’s husband has not been ascertained.  m ---.

4.         AGNES d’Anthon (-[3 Mar 1282], bur Lyon Jacobins).  Révérend du Mesnil records her parentage (no source cited)[897].  An epitaph at the Jacobin church in Lyon records the burial of “dns Girinus de Vallibus miles et dna Agnes de Anthone uxor eius” who died 3 Mar 1282 (unclear whether this date refers to both spouses or only the latter) and “Hugoninus de Vallibus domicellus eorum filius[898]m GIRIN Seigneur de Vaux, son of --- (-[3 Mar 1282], bur Lyon Jacobins). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR[de-MARC]

 

 

Beauvoir-sur-Marc is located in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Vienne, canton Bièvre.  Chorier’s Histoire de Dauphiné suggests that “les premiers seigneurs de Beauvoir aupres de Vienne” descended from “Berlion...frere [de] [au temps de Leger archevesque de Vienne, Hector...un des plus grands seigneurs du Viennois][899].  Presumably this relates to the family of the vicomtes de Vienne, shown elsewhere in the present document.  Chorier records that “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et de Septeme” in 1249 bore arms “écartelé, à une cottice brochant sur le tout” and in 1270 “un lion”, noting that “les marquis de Varambon en tirent l’origine de la leur et portent en effet escartelé d’or et de gueules[900]

 

 

1.         BORNON [I] de Beauvoir .  He is named in the undated charter of his son Siboud, quoted below.  No document has been found which names him in his own capacity.  m ---.  The name of Bornon’s wife is not known.  Bornon & his wife had one child: 

a)         SIBOUD [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1135).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[901].  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[902]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[903].  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[904].  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[905]m PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[906].  Siboud [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1135).  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[907].  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[908]

ii)         BORNON [II] de Beauvoir .  “Dominus Sibo miles de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the advice of “mulieris sue Petronille ac filiorum suorum Willelmi et Burnonis”, for the soul of “patris sui Burnonis militis”, undated[909]

iii)        DRODON [I] de Beauvoir ([12 Apr 1164/17 Apr 1170]).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[910].  Archdeacon of Lyon: “Dominus Drodo de Bellovidere Lug[unenis] archidiaconus” granted property to “Johanni Belloth et Johanni de Quireu...”, in exchange for “nemore quod frater eius in extremo vite sue” had donated to Bonnevaux, undated[911].  Chevalier dates this document to 1160[912].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” confirmed the donation made to Bonnevaux by “frater meus Sibodus in extremis suis”, recording the presence of “Petrus Rovoiria...et Burno et Symphredus fratres eius”, by charter dated 1160[913].  Elected Archbishop of Lyon: Gallia Christiana records the election of “Drogo ecclesiæ Lugdunensis primum archidiaconum” as archbishop, denounced by Louis VII King of France, dated to [1163][914].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[915].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[916].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[917].  A bull of Pope Alexander III dated 17 Apr 1170 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donation made by “Drodonis quondam Lugdunensis electi[918]

iv)       SIBOUD [II] de Beauvoir (-1160).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[919]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]. 

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Four siblings.  Their precise relationship with Siboud [I] has not been ascertained.  The later chronology suggests that they were his first cousins or nephews/niece.  The 1164 and May 1179 charters quoted below name other persons who shared an interest in property donated to Bonnevaux, such interests presumably all derived from descent from the Beauvoir family probably through the female line.  The precise relationships have not been traced. 

 

1.         ROSTAIN [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[920].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[921].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[922].  The following document shows that Rostain [I] predeceased his brother Hervé [I]: “Ervisius de Bellovidere” donated property to Bonnevaux, for the soul of “fratris sui Rostagni”, undated, witnessed by “Guigo Rufus, maritus sororis Ervisii...” and with the support of “uxor Guigonis Ruffi, soror Ervisii...[923]m ---.  The name of Rostain’s wife is not known.  Rostain [I] & his wife had [two children] (the order of names Hervé/Rostain in the undated document quoted below is reversed compared with the documents quoted above which name Rostain/Hervé in that order, suggesting that Hervé [II] and Rostain [II] were different persons from Rostain [I] and Hervé [I].  The naming of the two brothers Hervé [II] and Rostain [II] in the same document suggests that their father was deceased, which is consistent with the other undated charter quoted above which indicates that Rostain [I] predeceased his brother Hervé [I].  Nevertheless, presumably the brothers shown below could have been sons of either Rostain [I] or Burno [III]): 

a)         [HERVE [II] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  Hervé [II] is the second “Ervisius” named in the following entry: an undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property they held in common[924].  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[925].]  m ---.  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  Hervé [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROSTAIN [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[926]

ii)         HERVE [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1189).  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[927]

b)         [ROSTAIN [II] de Beauvoir .  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property they held in common[928].] 

2.         HERVE [I] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[929].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[930].  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[931].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[932]m ---.  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  Assuming, as suggested below, that “suis” in the undated document quoted below refers to the donor, his wife was mentioned but not named in that document.  Hervé [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         [two or more] children .  An undated document records that “Ervisius de Bellovisu” donated property to Bonnevaux and that “Sigibodus de Bello Visu et Ervisius et Rostagnus frater eius, cum uxore et filiis suis” also donated property which they held in common[933].  The word “suis” suggests that “uxore et filiis” relate to the donor. 

3.         BORNON [III] de Beauvoir (-after 1164).  A bull of Pope Calixtus II dated 7 Feb 1122 records donations to Bonnevaux, among which the donations made by “Sibonis militis de Bellovisu...et uxoris sue et filiorum et Rostandi Ervuini et Burnonis consanguineorum[934].  “Dominus Sibo miles et mulier eius ac filii eorum et Rostandus et Ervuinus et Burno consanguinei eiusdem Sibonis” donated property to Bonnevaux, undated[935].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, noting that “Rostagnus de Bellovidere et fratres eius Ervisius et Borno, et item Rostagnus de Colungiis et frater eius Borno, Boso de Burnay et frater eius Drodo, Oolardus de Bellovidere et Ademarus de Bellovidere cognatus eius, et filii Isardi de Bellagarda” also held interests “in ipsa villa” which they also donated, by charter dated 1164[936]

4.         --- de Beauvoir .  Her family connection and marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Ervisius de Bellovidere” donated property to Bonnevaux, for the soul of “fratris sui Rostagni”, undated, witnessed by “Guigo Rufus, maritus sororis Ervisii...” and with the support of “uxor Guigonis Ruffi, soror Ervisii...[937].  As noted above, the absence of a date means that this document could presumably relate either to Hervé [I] or Hervé [II].  The question may be resolved if other references to Guigues Rufus emerge which clarify the chronology of his life.  m GUIGUES Rufus, son of ---. 

 

 

No connection has been found between the following group and the main Beauvoir family.  Maybe they were inhabitants of the town of Beauvoir-de-Marc who were unrelated. 

 

1.         --- de Beauvoirm SAURA, daughter of ---.  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[938].  Two children: 

a)         GUIGUES de Beauvoir .  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[939]

b)         SOFFROY de Beauvoir .  “Sora de Bellovisu quedam matrona cum filiis suis Guigone et Soffredo” sold property to Bonnevaux by undated charter, witnessed by “Sigilboudus de Bellovisu, Hugo de Vernia Gauterius Mascherellus[940]

 

 

SIBOUD [II] de Beauvoir, son of SIBOUD [I] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Pétronille --- (-1160).  “Sigiboudus de Bellovidere...et Willelmus filius meus...Drodo et Siebodus filii mei” confirmed donations to Bonnevaux during the papacy of Calixtus II by charter dated 1135[941]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Domnus Sibodus senex de Bellovidere, quando Jerusalem pergere voluit” donated property to Bonnevaux, which “post discessum...eiusdem Sibodi, dominus Drodo filius eius...abstulit”, later restored, undated[942].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” confirmed the donation made to Bonnevaux by “frater meus Sibodus in extremis suis”, recording the presence of “Petrus Rovoiria...et Burno et Symphredus fratres eius”, by charter dated 1160[943]

m MARIE, daughter of --- (-after 2 May 1191).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[944]

Siboud [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Beauvoir (-7 Apr 1191).  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, by charter dated 1164[945]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]. 

-        see below

2.         DRODON [II] de Beauvoir (-after 1195).  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[946].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[947].  “Dominus Drodo de Bellovidere”, in the presence of “patris et fratrum suorum”, donated property to Bonnevaux, confirmed by “pater suus dominus Sibodus...nepoti suo Willelmo de Bellovidere” and later by “Drodo nepos prefati Drodonis, frater Willelmi”, dated “in die Pentecosti” (no year)[948].  “Domnus Sibodus senex de Bellovidere, quando Jerusalem pergere voluit” donated property to Bonnevaux, which “post discessum...eiusdem Sibodi, dominus Drodo filius eius...abstulit”, later restored, undated[949].  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189], witnessed by “Guillaume de Beauvoir, Pierre Rovoyria, Pierre d’Altafay et Pierre Humberti, qui devaient partir pour Jérusalem avec Drodon[950].  “Petri de Altafay” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the consent of “Willelmus Isardi nepos ipsius Petri”, subscribed by “domini Drodonis et Willelmi nepotis sui”, witnessed by “...Petrus d’Altafay et Petrus Humberti, qui duo cum domino Drodone Jersusalem erant ituri”, undated[951].  Chevalier dates this document to [1189][952].  “Drodon de Beauvoir...” witnessed a charter dated [1191] which records a dispute between “Nantelme de St-Laurent” and Bonnevaux[953].  A charter dated 1191 records that “Béatrix duchesse de Bourgogne et comtesse d’Albon” granted “le château de Roche-de-Glum” to “l’abbé Guillaume de Clérieu” in fief, with “du côté du comte, Drodon de Beauvoir...se constitueront otages à Romans[954].  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[955].  “Drodo de Bellovidere” witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which “Petrus Rovorie...” donated property to Bonnevaux on leaving “ad expugnandos Albigenses hereticos” and the charter dated 1195 when the same donor “venit ad conversionem in Bonavalle” and made further donations[956]

3.         --- de Beauvoir .  The [28 May 1189] charter quoted below indicates that the following two children, Guillaume [IV] and Drodon [III], were nephews of Drodon [II].  Their father was presumably Dodon’s brother: as noted below, maybe he was Siboud [III].  It is unlikely that Guillaume [IV] was the same person as Guillaume [III], son of Guillaume [II] (see above).  The latter is named only two years later with his older brother Siboud [IV] in a charter which does not name a brother named Drodon, while later documents (see below) show that Siboud [IV] survived for many years.  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir (-after [1189]).  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189][957].  “Petri de Altafay” donated property to Bonnevaux, with the consent of “Willelmus Isardi nepos ipsius Petri”, subscribed by “domini Drodonis et Willelmi nepotis sui”, witnessed by “...Petrus d’Altafay et Petrus Humberti, qui duo cum domino Drodone Jersusalem erant ituri”, undated[958].  Chevalier dates this document to [1189][959]same person as...?  GUILLAUME [V] de Beauvoir (-after 1203).  “Willelmus de Bello Videre...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1197 which records an attestation made by Falcon Bishop of Valence[960].  “Dalphinus Vienn. et Albonis comes et Beatrix Ducissa” confirmed that “Albertum de Turre et Willelmum de Bellovisu” had reached agreement “super castrum de Spinet”, agreeing not to transfer without consent “partem aliquam in castro de Spinet” to “Siboudo de Bellovisu”, by charter dated 1203[961]

b)         DRODON [III] de Beauvoir (-after [1189]).  “Amedeus de Monte Canuto [Montchenu]...Aena mater eius...Nantelmus frater eius et Guigo Espartuns avunculus eius” renounced claims over “bosco, quem dederat eis Sibodus junior de Bellovidere”, undated[962].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[963].  “Drodon de Beauvoir au moment de passer les mers” confirmed donations made to Bonnevaux by “son père Siboud, de ses frères et de lui-même”, ordering “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon de l’imiter”, by charter dated [28 May 1189][964]

4.         one or more other sons .  Their existence is confirmed by the [28 May 1189] charter quoted above. 

5.         [SIBOUD [III] de Beauvoir (-[after 1160]).  “Amedeus de Monte Canuto [Montchenu]...Aena mater eius...Nantelmus frater eius et Guigo Espartuns avunculus eius” renounced claims over “bosco, quem dederat eis Sibodus junior de Bellovidere”, undated[965].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[966].  Chevalier dates this charter to 1160[967].  The phrase “Sibodus junior” suggests that a “Sibodus senior” was still living at the time, maybe his father.  Maybe Siboud [III] was the same person as the father of Guillaume [IV] and Drodon [III] (see above).] 

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  One possibility is that he was Drodon [II] who married late in life in the hope of producing an heir.  Another is that he was Drodon [III], although in that case it is unclear why a younger son of a younger son would have made such a locally prominent marriage. 

 

1.         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[1205/07?]).  He is named as the first husband of Alasie de la Tour in her Mar 1249 testament, quoted below.  His suggested date of death is estimated from his wife’s possible birth date and her second marriage dated to [1207/09?].  m as her first husband, ALASIE de la Tour, daughter of ALBERT [II] de la Tour du Pin & his wife Marie d'Auvergne ([1185/93?]-after Mar 1249, bur abbaye de Bonnevaux).  She married secondly Raimbaud Bérenger de Royans "Ossassica" Seigneur de Royans.  The testament of “Flote [dame de Royans]”, dated Dec 1231, appointed “sa mère Alays” as universal heir, naming “Adhemarius de Poitiers son fils, qu’elle avait eu de Guillaume de Poitiers son mari” as substitute[968].  Under her testament dated Mar 1249, "Alays de Roians, domina castri Sancti Johannis de Bornay, uxor quondam nobilis viri dom Ose Sicce" elected burial "apud…monasterium Bone Vallis", donated property for the anniversary of “nobilis viri quondam domi Drodoni de Bello Visu primi mariti mei”, bequeathed property to "Dome Sibille uxori nobilis viri domi Audemari de Pictavia, nepotis mei…nobilem domam Flotam filiam meam…Ugone nepoti meo de Turre, senescalco Lugdunensi" and also names "fratre meo dome Alberto de Turre"[969].  

 

 

GUILLAUME [II] de Beauvoir, son of SIBOUD [II] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Marie --- (-7 Apr 1191).  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” donated “---villam---“ to Bonnevaux, with the support of “Willelmus...nepos meus”, by charter dated 1164[970].  “Drodo de Bellovidere Lugdunensis electus” exchanged property with Bonnevaux “pro utilitate nepotum meorum Willelmi et Drodonis“, with “Petrus Rovoria et Rostagnus de Colungiis” as guarantors, by charter dated 1164[971].  “Drodon élu de Lyon” donated property to Vienne Saint-Pierre, with the consent of “ses neveux Guillaume et Drodon”, by charter dated [12 Apr] 1164[972].  “Ervisio de Bellovidere” donated his part “in bosco...dimidia, due partes Petri Rovoyrie et tertia W. de Bellovidere” by charter dated May 1179, with further donations made in 1181 and 1185, and in 1189 “iterum ipse et filii eius Rostagnus et Ervis[973]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir [-de-Marc] en Viennois” donated revenue “aux frères Marnans” by charter dated 1180[974].  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations, all with the support of “W. Rovoyri et Gaufredus frater eius, cognati eorum[975].  The necrology of Lyon records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Vuilelmus de Bello Videre miles"[976]

m CLEMENCE, daughter of ---.  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[977]

Guillaume [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SIBOUD [IV] de Beauvoir (-after 5 Nov 1246).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[978]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[979].  “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[980].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “tous ses droits sur la moitié du château de Pinet” to “Siboud de Beauvoir son frère et à son fils Guillaume” by charter dated 12 Apr 1236[981].  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume”, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue”, and ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[982].  Guichenon dates this document to 10 Aug 1242 (without quoting any text)[983].  An arbitral sentence dated 5 Nov 1246 settled a dispute between “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc] et son fils Guillaume” and Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne regarding jurisdictional rights[984]m SIBYLLE [de la Tour, daughter of ALBERT [II] de la Tour du Pin & his wife Marie d'Auvergne] ([before 1200]-after 23 Jul 1242).  Her parentage is indicated and her marriage confirmed by the 23 Jul 1242 testament of her husband document: the testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume”, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue”, and ordered the restoration of her dowry to “son épouse S., à la décision de Guy archidiacre de Lyon et de son frère A[lbert] seigneur de la Tour[985].  Guichenon dates this document to 10 Aug 1242 (without quoting any text)[986].  The relationship between the testator’s wife and the two brothers tasked with deciding the modalities of her dowry’s return is not explicit in this document extract (“son” in the phrase “son frère” could presumably apply to either “A[lbert]” or to “S.” or to both of them).  Similar testatory provisions relating to dowry/dower in other testaments can be shown to confer decision-making roles on the wife/widow’s closest senior male relatives.  In this particular case, the chronology suggests that Guy and Albert were probably brothers of “S”.  If they had been her first cousins (paternal or maternal), it is unclear why the la Tour brothers would have been selected as her representatives instead of other closer family members.  It is interesting to note that the names of the testator’s children were not those associated with the immediate family of Albert [II] Seigneur de la Tour (with the possible exception of “A”, which could have been the same as his daughter “Alasie”).  At first sight, this might indicate that Sibylle was a later wife of the testator and not the mother of his children.  However, the 4 Dec 1277 testament of her husband’s son Guillaume de Beauvoir names Humbert [I] Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin “consanguineus meus”, a relationship which is most easily explained if Guillaume’s mother was Humbert’s paternal aunt as suggested here.  Her family origin is also indicated by the following document: [her grandson] “Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[987].  The primary source which confirms her full name has not been identified.   Her having four adult sons (their having attained the age of majority being indicated by the absence of arrangements for their guardianship) and two married daughters in 1242, suggests that Sibylle must have been born before 1200.  Siboud [IV] & his wife had six children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir (-before 4 Dec 1277).  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[988]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]. 

-        see below.  

b)         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[before 4 Dec 1277]). The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[989].  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, requested all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” be paid[990].  The request to pay their debts suggests that all three persons named were deceased, although this is stated only in the case of the testator’s father. 

c)         SIBOUD de Beauvoir . The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[991]

d)         HUGUES de Beauvoir . The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[992]

e)         MARGUERITE de Beauvoir ([1215/25?]-[Mar 1274?], bur Bonnevaux [transferred to Lyon Dominicans?]).  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[993].  “Marguerite veuve de Guigues Alamanni et son mari Jacelme de Grolée” acknowledged to “Odon Alamanni et le dauphin G[uigues]” having received money “de Guigues de Tullins...pour dot de Marguerite” by charter dated 5 Mar 1250 (O.S.)[994].  Guichenon says that Marguerite was recorded in 1265 as the widow of “Josselin Seigneur de Grolée” and that her testament is dated Mar 1272 [neither of these documents found][995].  “Raymond prieur des Dominicains de Lyon” summonsed Bonnevaux convent for having buried in their cemetery “Marguerite de Beauvoir veuve de Jacelin seigneur de Grolée”, who had chosen burial in the Dominican church, by charter dated after 10 Mar 1273 (O.S.)[996].  A charter dated 28 Sep 1276 records the bishop of Albi deciding “en  faveur des Dominicains de Lyon contre l’abbaye de Bonnevaux” concerning “[le] corps de Marguerite de Beauvoir veuve de Jacelin de Grolée[997]m firstly (before 23 Jul 1242) as his second wife, GUIGUES [I] Alamandi Seigneur de Champ, son of EUDES [Odon] [I] Alamandi & his wife --- (-[Dec 1245/1250]).  m secondly (before 5 Mar 1251) [as his second wife?] JACELME [Jacelin/Joscelin?] Seigneur de Grolée, son of --- (-1265 or before). 

f)          A--- de Beauvoir .  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, bequeathed property to “son fils Drodon...ses autres fils Siboud et Hugues...[ses filles] M. femme de Guigues Alamant et A. femme de Guillaume Chabue[998]m (before 23 Jul 1242) GUILLAUME Chabue, son of ---.  same person as...?  AUDISIA de Beauvoir (-after 4 Dec 1277).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[999]

2.         GUILLAUME [III] de Beauvoir (-[11 Jul 1239/1250]).  In 1191 “quo dominus W. de Bellovidere VII Id Apr vitam finivit”, donations to Bonnevaux were made “IV Kal Mai” by “filii eius Syboudus et Willelmus et ipsorum patruus Drodo de Bellovidere et Maria mater ipsius et predicti W”, for the soul of the deceased, and “post paucos...dies...VI Non Mai” all the said donors “scilicet Syboudus et W. fratres, et Clemencia mater eorum, Drodo de Bellovidere et mater eius Maria” confirmed the donations[1000].  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[1001].  “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[1002].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “tous ses droits sur la moitié du château de Pinet” to “Siboud de Beauvoir son frère et à son fils Guillaume” by charter dated 12 Apr 1236[1003].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” mortgaged “le château de Septême” to Beatrix Ctss de Vienne et d’Albon as security for a loan, confirmed by “son fils Guillaume de Falavier”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1239[1004]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir (-[30 Aug 1250/20 Jul 1266]).  Seigneur de Falavier: "Willelmus de Bellovisu pater" granted property "apud Falaver" to “Willelmo de Bellovisu filio suo”, naming “Dom. Albertus de Turre” as guarantor, by charter dated 11 Jan 1234 (O.S.?)[1005].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” mortgaged “le château de Septême” to Beatrix Ctss de Vienne et d’Albon as security for a loan, confirmed by “son fils Guillaume de Falavier”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1239[1006].  “Willelmus de Bello Visu dominus de Falaver” donated property “in villa de Chaceu” to Guy Archdeacon of Lyon by charter dated May 1241[1007].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir damoiseau fils de feu Guillaume”, having repurchased “le château de Falavier (Ffalaverio)” from the seigneurs de la Tour, transferred it to Pierre de Savoie, with the consent of “sa femme Briande”, by charter dated 1250, and acknowledged holding the same castle in fief from Pierre by charter dated 30 Aug 1250[1008]m (before 1249) BRIANDE, daughter of --- (-after 20 Jul 1266).  “Briande veuve de Guillaume de Beauvoir damoiseau” ceded property to Philippe de Savoie as guarantee for her dower at “St-Symphorien d’Ozon” assigned to her in 1249, by charter dated 20 Jul 1266[1009]

3.         DRODON [IV] de Beauvoir (-14/15 May after 27 Mar 1233).  Drodon was presumably a young child when his father died as he is not named in the 1191 charter quoted above which names his older brothers.  Canon at Lyon: a charter dated 1209 records the division of revenues between the canons at Lyon, naming "Drodoni de Bello Videre anniversarium Guichardi, archiepiscopi", and a similar document dated May 1220 names "Drodoni de Belveir..."[1010].  The reason for the link between Drodon [IV] and Guichard Archbishop of Lyon (the successor of Drodon [I], paternal great uncle of Drodon [III], see above) has not been ascertained.  Canon at Vienne: “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[1011].  The necrology of Lyon records the death "II Id Mai" of "Drodo de Bellovidere subdiaconus, cantor Viennensis et canonicus Lugdunensis" and his donation to the church of Saint-Etienne[1012].  Necrologies record the death 14/15 May of “Drodon levita et chanoine” and his donation of a serf to Vienne Saint-Maurice[1013].  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, requested all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” be paid[1014].  The request to pay their debts suggests that all three persons named were deceased, although this is stated only in the case of the testator’s father. 

 

 

GUILLAUME [IV] de Beauvoir, son of SIBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Beauvoir & his wife Sibylle [de la Tour] (-before 4 Dec 1277).  “Siboud de Beauvoir” acknowledged “sa mistralie de Vienne” as the fief of Jean Archbishop of Vienne in return for a loan, promising the ratification of “son fils Guillaume” failing which he would be a hostage at Vienne, and named “son frère Guillaume de Beauvoir et Siboud Revoiri” as guarantors, by charter dated 16 Sep 1232[1015]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]: “Sibondus de Bellouidere” transferred “castrum de Bellouidere...mistraliam Viennæ, et quod capiebam in pedagio S. Simphoriani” to “Willelmo filio meo” by charter dated 27 Mar 1233, sealed by “dominus Guido Lugdunensis electus, dominus Albertus de Turre, Willelmus de Bellouidere frater meus, et Drodo frater meus canonicus Viennensis[1016].  The testament of “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc]”, dated 23 Jul 1242, appointed as his universal heir “son fils Guillaume[1017].  An arbitral sentence dated 5 Nov 1246 settled a dispute between “Siboud seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc] et son fils Guillaume” and Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne regarding jurisdictional rights[1018].  “Guillaume de Beauvoir” granted “[les] châteaux de Beauvoir-de-Marc et de Pinet...la mistralie de Vienne, [le] village de Milieu (Millef) près Pinet...” to “son fils Dronet”, preserving the usufruct for himself, by charter dated Jul 1255[1019].  An arbitration between “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et Jacques de Boczosel” decided that “tous les droits d’Albert de Boczosel sont dévolus à Vallone épouse de Guillaume”, dated 19 Oct 1266[1020].  A charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti”, and sworn by “Humbertus dominus de Turre”, the testament dated 4 Dec 1277 wishing all his debts and those of “Siboudi patris mei quondam, Drodonis fratris et Drodonis avunculi mei” paid, choosing burial “monasterio bonarum Vallium”, making bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...”, appointing “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes, and “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes, bequeathing property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...”, and appointing “Humbertus dominus de Turre...consanguineus meus” to decide any disputes between his children[1021]

m firstly [VALLONE, daughter of [--- Boczosel & his wife ---]].  An arbitration between “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et Jacques de Boczosel” decided that “tous les droits d’Albert de Boczosel sont dévolus à Vallone épouse de Guillaume”, dated 19 Oct 1266[1022].  It is assumed that Vallone was Guillaume’s first wife, then deceased, as his wife Alasia is named in another charter on the same date.] 

m secondly ([5 Apr 1255]) ALASIA de Virieu, daughter of MARTIN de Virieu Seigneur de Faverges et de Montrevel & his wife ---.  “Martinus de Viriaco dominus Montis revelli” promised “Willelmo domino de Bellovidere” dowry for “Aliziæ filiæ nostræ”, with “Albertus de Viriaco, Guiffredus, Aymarus et Humbertus fratres, filii dicti Martini” named as guarantors, by charter dated 5 Apr 1255[1023].  “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir et son épouse Alasia” swore homage to Philippe de Savoie for the property which they inherited from “Albert de Boczosel” by charter dated 19 Oct 1266[1024].  The following document suggests that Alasia was the sister of Geoffroy de Virieu, named in the 5 Apr 1255 document quoted above, assuming that “avunculus” is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle: a charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti[1025]

[Mistress (1): BERLIONE, daughter of ---.  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1026].  One explanation for the last entry is that the beneficiary was the testator’s illegitimate son.] 

Guillaume [IV] & first wife had seven children:

1.         DRODON de Beauvoir (-[8 Sep/20 Nov] 1306).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[1027]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Drodon fils de feu Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” swore allegiance to Humbert Seigneur de la Tour for “les châteaux de Beauvoir, Pinet, Villeneuve, Montrevel et la Palud” and ceded to him “le château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” by charters dated 29 Dec 1277[1028].  “Drodonet seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc, fils de Guillaume sr dud. lieu” granted “[le] château...de St-Jean-de-Bournay” to “son cousin Hugues de la Tour sénéchal de Lyon” by charter dated 1 Apr 1278[1029].  The abbot of Vienne Saint-André granted “prioratum de Moydies” to “Drodonis domini de Bello-videre” by charter dated 9 May 1288[1030].  “Dronet de Beauvoir” granted his rights “dans la paroisse de Charentonnay et au mandement de Beauvoir” to “son fils Siboud” by charter dated 27 Oct 1289[1031].  “Draconet de Beauvoir” granted “son château de Charentonnay” to “Siboud son fils“ by charter dated 27 Oct 1298[1032].  A charter dated 8 Sep 1306 records a defensive alliance between Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and his sons and “Drodo dominus Bellevisus de Marco et Guigo eius filius” against Savoy[1033].  He is named as deceased in the 20 Nov 1306 charter of his son Pierre, cited below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Drodon’s wife has not been identified.  Drodon & his wife had six children: 

a)         SIBOUD de Beauvoir (-[27 Oct 1298/8 Sep 1306]).  “Dronet de Beauvoir” granted his rights “dans la paroisse de Charentonnay et au mandement de Beauvoir” to “son fils Siboud” by charter dated 27 Oct 1289[1034].  “Draconet de Beauvoir” granted “son château de Charentonnay” to “Siboud son fils“ by charter dated 27 Oct 1298[1035].  His absence from his father’s 8 Sep 1306 charter, which names his brother Guigues, suggests that Siboud died before that date. 

b)         GUIGUES de Beauvoir (-after 9 Dec 1333, bur Bonnevaux).  His parentage is confirmed by the Papal dispensation for this marriage.  A charter dated 8 Sep 1306 records a defensive alliance between Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and his sons and “Drodo dominus Bellevisus de Marco et Guigo eius filius” against Savoy[1036]Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” swore homage the dauphin de Viennois, “à raison de la baronnie de la terre de la Tour...la mistralie de Vienne, les châteaux de Beauvoir-de-Marc et de Pinet”, by charter dated 16 Dec 1310[1037].  “Guigues de Beauvoir” granted “le château d’Anthon” to “sa femme Isabeau d’Anthon” by charter dated 8 Aug 1315[1038].  “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir” swore homage to Edouard Comte de Savoie “pour le château de Milieu et 3 parts du lieu de Meyrieu” by charter dated 15 Nov 1325[1039].  The testament of François de Sassenage, dated 15 Apr 1328, named “...Seigneur Guigues de Grolée Seigneur de Neyrieux cousin of the testator, Drodonnet son of Marguerite de Beauvoir wife of Rollet d’Entremonet...Seigneur Guigues de Beauvoir” as successive substitute heirs[1040].  “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir” swore allegiance to Edouard Comte de Savoie for “le château de Milieu et 3 parts du lieu de Meyzieu” by charter dated 15 Nov 1333 [must be misdated as Comte Edouard died Nov 1329][1041].  Two documents, dated differently, record his testament.  Firstly, the testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de Drodon” is dated 9 Dec 1331 (no details except extract of religious donations)[1042].  Secondly, the testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, chose burial “au cimetière de l’abbaye de Bonnevaux”, acknowledged having received in full “la dot de sa femme Isabelle par son père feu Guichard seigneur d’Anthon”, donated “la bastide de Geyssans à sa sœur Marguerite femme de Rolet d’Entremont”, named as his heir in case he died childless “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier s’il épouse Jaqueta fille unique de Hugues de Vaulx chev., sa nièce, d’ici au Carniprivium vetus 1333/4” with “Dronet de Vaulx, son neveu” as substitute, and named “...son épouse Ysabelle...” among his executors[1043].  The more detailed nature of the second document suggests that it was correctly dated.  m (Papal dispensation 3 Jan 1304) ISABELLE d’Anthon, daughter of GUICHARD [VII] Seigneur d’Anthon & his [second] wife Marguerite de Sainte-Croix (-after 4 Sep 1343).  Pope Benedict XI issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Guigues fils Dredo seigneur de Beauvoir” and “Isabelle fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 3 Jan 1304[1044].  “Guigues de Beauvoir” granted “le château d’Anthon” to “sa femme Isabeau d’Anthon” by charter dated 8 Aug 1315[1045].  Humbert Dauphin de Viennois and “Isabelle d’Anthon veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” reached agreement regarding her husband’s succession “et particulièrement du château de Beauvoir, qui est attribué au dauphin” by charter dated 22 Feb 1307 (O.S.?)[1046].  This charter must be misdated in light of the 8 Aug 1315 charter cited above.  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, acknowledged having received in full “la dot de sa femme Isabelle par son père feu Guichard seigneur d’Anthon” and named “...son épouse Ysabelle...” among his executors[1047].  Dauphin Humbert and “Isabelle d’Anthon veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” reached agreement concerning “[le] château de Beauvoir et la terre de Guigues, dont l’usufruit est accordé à Isabelle” by charter dated 22 Feb 1337[1048].  The testament of “Ysabelle d’Anthon fille de Guichard seigneur d’Anthon, veuve de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 4 Sep 1343, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Bonnevaux”, bequeathed property to “Jeannette donnée d’Aymar d’Anthon chanoine de Lyon et à sa fille Alaysia” and named “sa nièce Ysabelle fille de feu Aymaret d’Anthon damoiseau” as her universal heir[1049]

c)         PIERRE [de Beauvoir] .  “Pierre et Guillaume Drogonis frères” sold “[le] bois et pré au mandement de Beauvoir, lieu dit Laugiere” to “Alamandon Marescalli de Beauvoir” by charter dated 1 May 1306[1050].  “Pierre fils de feu l’b Drogonis” and “Peron. Girardi, de la Sône (Sonna]” reached agreement at Beauvoir by charter dated 20 Nov 1306[1051]

d)         GUILLAUME [de Beauvoir] .  “Pierre et Guillaume Drogonis frères” sold “[le] bois et pré au mandement de Beauvoir, lieu dit Laugiere” to “Alamandon Marescalli de Beauvoir” by charter dated 1 May 1306[1052]

e)         --- de Beauvoir (-before 9 Dec 1333).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of [her supposed brother] “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, which named as his heir in case he died childless “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier s’il épouse Jaqueta fille unique de Hugues de Vaulx chev., sa nièce, d’ici au Carniprivium vetus 1333/4” with “Dronet de Vaulx, son neveu” as substitute[1053].  This daughter was presumably the older sister of the testator, given the appointment of her son as substitute heir, unless his sister Marguerite (see below) was childless.  m HUGUES de Vaux, son of --- (-after 9 Dec 1333).  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

i)          DRODON [Dronet] de Vaux (-after 11 Sep 1346).  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, named as his heir in case he died childless “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier s’il épouse Jaqueta fille unique de Hugues de Vaulx chev., sa nièce, d’ici au Carniprivium vetus 1333/4” with “Dronet de Vaulx, son neveu” as substitute[1054].  “Noble Dronet de Vaulx” donated “[les] châteaux de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et la bâtie de Geyssans”, bequeathed to him by “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc“, by charter dated 8 Nov 1337, in return for a grant of rights “sur la terre de Beauvoir-de-Marc, du château de la Terrasse en Graisivaudan...” on the same date[1055].  A charter dated 17 Aug 1343 records an agreement between Dauphin Humbert and “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” concerning his rights and those of “Drevet de Beauvoir, Aymard son frère, Jacques et Jacquette de Laval épouse dudit Amédée” in “[les] terres de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et dans tout l’héritage de Guigues seigneur dudit Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 17 Aug 1343[1056].  “Drodon de Vaux (Vallibus) chevalier seigneur de la Terrasse” called a meeting of châtelains at Briançon to consider the case of “noble Tiset Roerii” by charter dated 1 Aug 1346, the hearing recorded in a charter dated 11 Sep 1346[1057]

ii)         JACQUETTE de Vaux (-after 17 Aug 1343).  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, named as his heir in case he died childless “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier s’il épouse Jaqueta fille unique de Hugues de Vaulx chev., sa nièce, d’ici au Carniprivium vetus 1333/4” with “Dronet de Vaulx, son neveu” as substitute[1058].  The marriage presumably did not take place, or if it did the wife died soon afterwards, in view of the 8 Nov 1337 charter quoted above.  A charter dated 17 Aug 1343 records an agreement between Dauphin Humbert and “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” concerning his rights and those of “Drevet de Beauvoir, Aymard son frère, Jacques et Jacquette de Laval épouse dudit Amédée” in “[les] terres de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et dans tout l’héritage de Guigues seigneur dudit Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 17 Aug 1343[1059]m ([1333/34]) AMEDEE de Beauvoir Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc, son of AIMAR de Beauvoir & his wife --- ([before 1313?]-after 17 Aug 1343). 

f)          MARGUERITE de Beauvoir (-[9 Dec 1333/29 May 1345]).  Her parentage is confirmed by the 9 Dec 1333 testament of her brother Guigues quoted below.  The testament of François de Sassenage, dated 15 Apr 1328, named “...Seigneur Guigues de Grolée Seigneur de Neyrieux cousin of the testator, Drodonnet son of Marguerite de Beauvoir wife of Rollet d’Entremonet...Seigneur Guigues de Beauvoir” as successive substitute heirs[1060].  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, donated “la bastide de Geyssans à sa sœur Marguerite femme de Rolet d’Entremont[1061].  Dauphin Humbert and [her son] “Drevet d’Entremont fils de Rolet” reached agreement about “la succession de Marguerite de Beauvoir sa mère et du testament de Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 29 May 1345[1062]m ROLLET d’Entremont, son of ---. 

2.         GUY de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[1063]

3.         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir (-after 30 Dec 1279).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “castrum de Bello-videre, castrum de Palude, Juannages et Ruy” to the former with “Guidoni et Guillelmo fratribus suis uterinus” as substitutes[1064].  The testament of “frère Guillaume de Beauvoir...fils de feu Guillaume de Beauvoir chevalier, novice dans l’ordre des Frères Mineurs au couvent de Die”, dated 30 Dec 1279, named “Drodonet de Beauvoir mon frère” as his heir for all property from the succession of his father “tant à raison d’institution, de substitution”, bequeathed property to “Marguerite veuve d’Arbert de Sassenage ma sœur...à prendre sur les biens m’appartenant du chef de ma mère[1065].  Valbonnais records that “Guillelmetum”, referring to Guillaume son of Guillaume [IV] by his second wife (see below), became a Franciscan monk at Die in 1278 and “fit son testament dans l’année de son noviciat”, bequeathing property to “Marguerite de Beauvoir sa sœur veuve d’Albert de Sassenage[1066].  However, the testator’s appointment as his heir his brother Drodon, instead of his brother Aimar, and in particular referring to “substitution” which recalls their father’s testamentary disposition (which also calls Guy and Guillaume “fratribus suis uterinus”, suggests that Guillaume was Guillaume [IV]’s son by his first marriage. 

4.         MARGUERITE de Beauvoir (-after 24 Dec 1281).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1067].  The testament of “frère Guillaume de Beauvoir...”, dated 30 Dec 1279, bequeathed property to “Marguerite veuve d’Arbert de Sassenage ma sœur...à prendre sur les biens m’appartenant du chef de ma mère[1068].  François de Sassenage, son and heir of deceased Albert de Sassenage, donated property to his mother Marguerite, widow of Albert, by charter dated 24 Dec 1281[1069]m ALBERT [I] Seigneur de Sassenage, son of [AYMAR [V] de Sassenage & his wife ---] (-[4 Dec 1277/30 Dec 1279]). 

5.         GERAUDE de Beauvoir .  “Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” granted property to “sa fille Giraude épouse de Guillaume Palarin” by charter dated Apr 1277[1070].  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1071]m (before Apr 1277) GUILLAUME Palarin, son of ---. 

6.         BEATRIX de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1072]

7.         ALIX de Beauvoir (-before 17 Mar 1321, bur Salettes).  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1073].  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Salettes...près de ses enfants décédés, Monin et Agathe épouse de Guichard du Bordet chevalier”, bequeathed property to “sa nièce Flotte religieuse de Salettes, sa fille Margarone religieuse de Laval-Bressieux, son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu, Anselme d’Optevoz archiprêtre de Morestel”, named “sa fille Alix décédée”, appointed as her universal heir “son fils Humbert de Morestel” with “son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu” as substitute[1074].  The attestation suggests that the testator was already deceased at the time.  A charter dated 14 Mar 1328 records an inquiry into the rights of “Guy de Grolée chevalier seigneur de Neyrieu” in “le château de Morestel, à raison de substitution prévue en sa faveur par Alix de Beauvoir, femme de feu Guifred de Méolans seigneur de Morestel, à leur fils Humbert décédé et de la donation faite à Guy par Marguerite de Morestel religieuse de Laval-de-Bressieux[1075].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that “l’aînée et Monin décédèrent sans testament; Agathe avait institué héritière sa mère, laquelle fit cohéritiers Humbert et Marguerite, avec substitution en faveur de Guy de Grolée”, and granted one fifth of the castle to Guy (the other part to the Dauphin)[1076]m GUIFROI de Miolans Seigneur de Morestel, son of --- (-before Mar 1321).  Guifroi & his wife had five children: 

a)         ALIX de Miolans (-before 17 Mar 1321).  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, named “sa fille Alix décédée[1077].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that “l’aînée et Monin décédèrent sans testament...[1078]

b)         AGATHE de Miolans (-before 17 Mar 1321, bur Salettes).  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Salettes...près de ses enfants décédés, Monin et Agathe épouse de Guichard du Bordet chevalier[1079].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that “...Agathe avait institué héritière sa mère...[1080]m GUICHARD Bordet, son of ---. 

c)         MARGUERITE de Miolans .  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Margarone religieuse de Laval-Bressieux...” appointed as her universal heir “son fils Humbert de Morestel” with “son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu” as substitute[1081].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that their mother named “cohéritiers Humbert et Marguerite, avec substitution en faveur de Guy de Grolée[1082].  Nun at Laval-de-Bressieux. 

d)         MONIN de Miolans (-before 17 Mar 1321, bur Salettes).  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, chose burial “dans le cimetière de Salettes...près de ses enfants décédés, Monin et Agathe épouse de Guichard du Bordet chevalier[1083].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that “l’aînée et Monin décédèrent sans testament...[1084]

e)         HUMBERT de Miolans (-[17 Mar 1328/14 Mar 1328]).  The testament of “Alaysa de Beauvoir veuve de feu Guiffrey de Miolans (Meolano) seigneur de Morestel”, attested 17 Mar 1321, appointed as her universal heir “son fils Humbert de Morestel” with “son neveu Guy de Grolée seigneur de Neyrieu” as substitute[1085].  The judgment, dated 10 Jun 1329, following the inquiry under the charter dated 14 Mar 1328 (see above) named “Alix, Agathe épouse de feu Guichard Bordeti, Marguerite religieuse à Laval-de-Bressieux, Monin et Humbert de Morestel frères” as the five children of Guifroi de Miolans and his wife, noting that their mother named “cohéritiers Humbert et Marguerite, avec substitution en faveur de Guy de Grolée[1086].  He is named as deceased in the 14 Mar 1328 charter of his mother quoted above. 

Guillaume [IV] & his second wife had five children: 

8.         AIMAR de Beauvoir ([1257/58?]-[29 Mar 1316/25 Jan 1318]).  A charter dated 18 Dec 1277 records the testament made by “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, submitted by “Aymareti filii quondam bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri D. Guillelmi domini de Bellovidere” represented as a minor by “D. Gaufredus de Viriaco canonicus Viennensis avunculus ipsius Aymareti”, the testament dated 4 Dec 1277 appointing “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[1087].  “Aymaret fils de feu Guillaume seigneur de Beauvoir” swore homage to Humbert Seigneur de la Tour for “les châteaux de Beauvoir, Pinet et la Palud” by charter dated 29 Dec 1277[1088].  Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc: “Guy de Roussillon seigneur de Anjo” and “Aymar de Bellovidere seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” were named as arbitrators to settle a dispute between “Aymar sire d’Annonay et de Roussillon” and “Jacques seigneur de Jarez et d’Argental et Béatrix d’Argenthal sa femme” by charter dated 29 Mar 1316[1089].  He is named as deceased in the 25 Jan 1318 quoted below.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Aimar’s wife has not been identified.  Aimar & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         AMEDEE de Beauvoir (-[25 Jan 1318/17 Sep 1327]).  Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc: “Amédée fils et héritier de feu Aymar de Beauvoir chevalier” swore homage to Amédée Comte de Savoie for “le château et la ville de Villeneuve-de-Marc...le château de la Palud...et la ville d’Albret...” by charter dated 25 Jan 1318[1090].  Amédée presumably died before 17 Sep 1327 when his supposed brother Aimar is named as seigneur (see below). 

b)         [AIMAR de Beauvoir (-[17 Sep 1327/9 Dec 1333]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  He was presumably either the brother or the son of Amédée de Beauvoir Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc.  The appointment of his supposed son as heir to their cousin Guigues Seigneur de Beauvoir suggests that the descendants of Aimar were the senior surviving representatives of the family.  Seigneur de Beauvoir[-de-Marc].  “Aymar seigneur de Bellivisus del Marc” swore allegiance to Guigues Dauphin de Viennois for “la terre de Loyettes, excepté la maison forte du Lieu” by charter dated 17 Sep 1327 [misdated?][1091].]  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Aimar’s wife has not been identified.  Aimar & his wife had four children: 

i)          AMEDEE de Beauvoir ([before 1313?]-after 17 Aug 1343).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  His appointment as heir by his cousin Guigues Seigneur de Beauvoir suggests that Amédée was the senior surviving member of the family at the time.  The provision in the testament requiring his marriage suggests that he was a young man at the time, which could be consistent with his being the grandson of the older Aimar de Beauvoir who is named above.  The testament of “Guigues seigneur de Beauvoir fils de feu Drodon seigneur de Beauvoir”, dated 9 Dec 1333, named as his heir in case he died childless “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier s’il épouse Jaqueta fille unique de Hugues de Vaulx chev., sa nièce, d’ici au Carniprivium vetus 1333/4” with “Dronet de Vaulx, son neveu” as substitute[1092].  At the request of “Amédée de Beauvoir”, Pope Clement VI granted “dignité ou personat en expectat. en l’égl. de Lyon” to “son frère Drunet chan. de Lyon et de Vienne” by charter dated 22 Feb 1343[1093].  Seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc.  A charter dated 17 Aug 1343 records an agreement between Dauphin Humbert and “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” concerning his rights and those of “Drevet de Beauvoir, Aymard son frère, Jacques et Jacquette de Laval épouse dudit Amédée” in “[les] terres de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et dans tout l’héritage de Guigues seigneur dudit Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 17 Aug 1343[1094]m ([1333/34]) JACQUETTE de Vaux, daughter of HUGUES de Vaux & his wife --- de Beauvoir (-after 17 Aug 1343).  Her marriage is anticipated by the 9 Dec 1333 testament quoted above under her husband. 

ii)         DRONET de Beauvoir (-after 22 Feb 1343).  Canon at Lyon and Vienne: at the request of “Amédée de Beauvoir”, Pope Clement VI granted “dignité ou personat en expectat. en l’égl. de Lyon” to “son frère Drunet chan. de Lyon et de Vienne” by charter dated 22 Feb 1343[1095].  A charter dated 17 Aug 1343 records an agreement between Dauphin Humbert and “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” concerning his rights and those of “Drevet de Beauvoir, Aymard son frère, Jacques et Jacquette de Laval épouse dudit Amédée” in “[les] terres de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et dans tout l’héritage de Guigues seigneur dudit Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 17 Aug 1343[1096]

iii)        AIMAR de Beauvoir (-after 22 Feb 1343).  A charter dated 17 Aug 1343 records an agreement between Dauphin Humbert and “Amédée de Beauvoir chevalier seigneur de Villeneuve-de-Marc” concerning his rights and those of “Drevet de Beauvoir, Aymard son frère, Jacques et Jacquette de Laval épouse dudit Amédée” in “[les] terres de Beauvoir-de-Marc, Pinet, Montléans et dans tout l’héritage de Guigues seigneur dudit Beauvoir-de-Marc” by charter dated 17 Aug 1343[1097]

iv)       CATHERINE de Beauvoir .  A charter dated 17 Dec 1342 ordered the monastery of Lyon Saint-Pierre to receive “Catherine fille de feu Aymar de Beauvoir chevalier[1098]

9.         GUILLAUME de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[1099]

10.      ALBERT de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, appointed “Drodonetum et Aymarum filios meos” as his universal heirs, leaving “Aymareto filio meo ex secunda uxore...castrum de Pineto, Villam-novam, Millieu, Montenevers et Mistraliam comitum Viennæ” with “Guillelmeto et Alberto fratribus suis uternis” as substitutes[1100]

11.      SIBOUD de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[1101]

12.      ROBERT de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, bequeathed property to “Siboudo filio meo...Robertum filium meum volo fieri templarium...Audisiæ sorori meæ...[1102]

Guillaume [IV] had [one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):] 

13.       [GUILLAUME de Beauvoir .  The testament of “D. Guillelmi quondam domini de Bello-visu”, dated 4 Dec 1277, made bequests to “Marguaritæ uxori Alberti de Cassenatico filiæ meæ...Giraudæ filiæ meæ...Beatrici filiæ meæ...Alisiæ filiæ meæ...Guillelmeto filio Berlionetæ...[1103].  One explanation for the last entry is that the beneficiary was the testator’s illegitimate son.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    SEIGNEURS de BRESSIEUX

 

 

Bressieux is located in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Grenoble, canton Saint-Etienne de Saint-Geoirs, about 20 kilometres west of Voiron, and about 35 kilometres south-east of Vienne. 

 

 

1.         BORNON de Bressieux .  Bornon is named as parent of Aymar [I] in the [1070] charter quoted below.  "Domnus Upertus comes" [Humbert I Comte de Maurienne] is named in a charter relating to a church "in loco Scalas quod antiquitus vocatur Lavastrone" dated 21 Jan 1042, signed by "...Bornoni… "[1104].  “...Bornonis...” witnessed another charter dated 10 Jun 1042[1105].  It is not certain that this document refers to the same Bornon, but the unusual name suggests that it is possible.  m ---.  The name of Bornon’s wife is not known.  Bornon & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGUES de Bressieux .  “Humbert de Bozosel et son épouse Poncia” confirmed the possessions of Romans acquired from “Hugues et Adémar fils de Burnon de Bressieux” by charter dated 1130[1106]

b)         AYMAR [Adémar] [I] de Bréssieux (-after [1070]).  A charter dated to [1068/69] records that the canons of Romans could not enter in possession of the church of Saint-Christophe without paying “Adémar de Bressieu[1107].  “Adémar de Bressieu fils de Bornon” made peace with the chapter of Romans and was granted “les châteaux de Châtillon et de Pisançon” to be held from the archbishop of Vienne by charter dated to [1070][1108].  “Humbert de Bozosel et son épouse Poncia” confirmed the possessions of Romans acquired from “Hugues et Adémar fils de Burnon de Bressieux” by charter dated 1130[1109]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified:

1.         HUMBERT de Boczosel (-after 1 Mar 1131).  "...Nantellinus vice comes, Umbertus de Bocozel..." witnessed the 10 May 1098 charter under which Humbert I Comte de Savoie donated property to Novalisa S. Pietro[1110].  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions “sur les églises et mandements de Peyrins et tout ce que leur prædecessor Adémar de Bressieux y avait possédé” to Romans, and confirmed the donation of these churches by “Hugues”, by charter dated to the 12th century[1111].  “Humbert de Bozosel et son épouse Poncia” confirmed the possessions of Romans acquired from “Hugues et Adémar fils de Burnon de Bressieux” by charter dated 1130[1112].  Amédée III Comte de Maurienne confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Santa Maria di Pinerolo by charter dated 1 Mar 1131, witnessed by "Humbertus de Buzosel et Aymo frater eius, Villelmus de Camera…"[1113]m PONCIA, daughter of --- (-after 1130).  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions to Romans by charter dated to the 12th century[1114].  “Humbert de Bozosel et son épouse Poncia” confirmed the possessions of Romans acquired from “Hugues et Adémar fils de Burnon de Bressieux” by charter dated 1130[1115].  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Poncia has not been identified, although the charters quoted in this section suggest that she may have been the heiress of Hugues and Aymar [I] de Bressieux who are named above.  Humbert & his wife had four children: 

a)         AYMAR [Adémar] [II] de Bressieux (-after 15 May 1164).  “Adémar de Bressieu” donated property to Romans, for his soul “et celle de son père”, with the approval of “ses frères Arbert et Humbert”, by charter dated to [1150][1116].  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions to Romans by charter dated to the 12th century[1117].  Pope Alexander III confirmed the donations made to Laval-Bressieux made by “Aymard de Bressieux, son fils Hugues, Pierre de Bressieux et autres” by bull dated 15 May 1164[1118]m ---.  The name of Aymar’s wife is not known.  Aymar [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HUGUES [I] de BressieuxPope Alexander III confirmed the donations made to Laval-Bressieux made by “Aymard de Bressieux, son fils Hugues, Pierre de Bressieux et autres” by bull dated 15 May 1164[1119]

b)         ARBERT de Bressieux (-after [1150]).  “Adémar de Bressieu” donated property to Romans, for his soul “et celle de son père”, with the approval of “ses frères Arbert et Humbert”, by charter dated to [1150][1120].  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions to Romans by charter dated to the 12th century[1121]

c)         HUMBERT de Bressieux (-after [1150]).  “Adémar de Bressieu” donated property to Romans, for his soul “et celle de son père”, with the approval of “ses frères Arbert et Humbert”, by charter dated to [1150][1122].  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions to Romans by charter dated to the 12th century[1123]

d)         AIMON de Bressieux .  “Humbert de Bocosel, sa femme Poncia et leurs fils Adémar, Arbert, Humbert et Aimon” donated their possessions to Romans by charter dated to the 12th century[1124]

2.         AIMON (-after 1 Mar 1131).  "Amedeus comes" donated property to Saint-Jean de Maurienne, for the soul of "patris sui Uberti comtis", with the consent of "Gisla matre et fratribus eius Guillelmo atque Umberto", by charter dated 21 Oct 1104, witnessed by "Odo de Camera et frater eius Amedeus, Esmio de Camera et frater eius Bernardus, Aymo de Bocsosello, Guillelmus de Rossilione"[1125].  Amédée III Comte de Maurienne confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Santa Maria di Pinerolo by charter dated 1 Mar 1131, witnessed by "Humbertus de Buzosel et Aymo frater eius, Villelmus de Camera…"[1126]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Aymar [III] de Bressieux has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the son of Hugues [I] de Bressieux who is named above. 

 

1.         AYMAR [III] de Bressieux (-before 21 Nov 1198).  “L’archévêque, Arbert de la Tour et Adémar de Bressieux” were named as guarantors in the charter dated 1192 under which “les frères Artaud et Ponce de Roussillon” made commitments to Vienne Saint-Maurice[1127].  He is named as deceased in the 21 Nov 1198 marriage contract quoted below.  m AYNARDE, daughter of --- (-after 27 Sep 1201).  She arranged the 21 Nov 1198 marriage contract quoted below.  “Dame Aynarde veuve d’Aymar de Bressiux” exchanged property with Romans Saint-Paul, and promised that “son fils Aymar” would approve, by charter dated 27 Sep 1201[1128].  Aymar [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         AYMAR [IV] de Bressieux (-after 1201).  “Adémar de Bressieux fils d’autre Adémar” renounced claims against Romans by charter dated to the end-12th century[1129].  “Dame Aynarde veuve d’Aymar de Bressiux” exchanged property with Romans Saint-Paul, and promised that “son fils Aymar” would approve, by charter dated 27 Sep 1201[1130]Betrothed (conditional contract 1198) --- de la Tour, daughter of ALBERT [II] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife Marie d'Auvergne ([1190/95]-after 21 Nov 1198).  The contract of marriage between "Dom. Aynarda quondam uxor Audemari de Brisseu et mater Audemari pueri" and "Arberto de Turre…filiam suam" is dated 21 Nov 1198, and provides that if the prospective bridegroom died before the marriage, "Arbertus filius Arberti" would marry "sororem dicti Audemari"[1131].  It is not known to which daughter of Albert this contract refers. 

b)         --- de Bressieux (-after 1198).  The contract of marriage between "Dom. Aynarda quondam uxor Audemari de Brisseu et mater Audemari pueri" and "Arberto de Turre…filiam suam" is dated 1198, and provides that if the prospective bridegroom died before the marriage, "Arbertus filius Arberti" would marry "sororem dicti Audemari"[1132]Betrothed] (conditional contract 21 Nov 1198) to ALBERT [III] de la Tour, son of ALBERT [II] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife Marie d'Auvergne ([1180/85]-[Apr 1259/Jun 1260]). 

 

 

It looks likely that Aymar [V] de Bressieu was the same person as Aymar [IV] who is named above, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

 

1.         AYMAR [V] de Bressieux (-after Nov 1238).  Jean Archbishop of Vienne “Aimar de Sassenage et Aimar de Bressieux” settled a dispute between “Aimar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois” and Dauphin André concerning the dowry of “Samnoresse fille d’Aimar morte sans enfants de son mariage avec André”, by charter dated 1223[1133].  “Adémar de Bressieux et Héracle de Montlaur tuteurs testamentaires d’Adémaret fils de feu Guillaume de Poitiers” settled a property dispute by charter dated Jun 1227[1134].  A charter dated Feb 1235 (O.S.) records an agreement between "Aymard seigneur d’Annonay, et Aymard seigneur de Bressieu" and "Artaud seigneur de Roussillon, et Pons Charpinelle" concerning "[le] château de Dargoire"[1135].  Emperor Friedrich II granted toll rights “sur sa terre et mandement de Bressieux” to “Aymar de Grolée seigneur de Bressieux et de Montrevel” by charter dated Nov 1238[1136].  The reference to “Grolée” (see the document BURGUNDY KINGDOM-BRESSE & BUGEY) has not been explained.  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation for the marriage of “leur nièce Adhelisie fille di feu seigneur de St-Quentin” and “son parent Amédée seigneur d’Hautes-Ribes (Alta Ripa)”, at the request of “ses oncles [Aynard] abbé de St-Pierre hors la porte de Vienne et A[lbert] [Aymar?] seigneur de Bressieux”, by charter dated Nov 1238[1137]

 

2.         HUGUES de Bréssieux (-before 12 Aug 1308).  Sub-deacon of Vienne: “sous-diacres...Hu. de Bressieu...” is named in a charter of the archbishopric of Vienne dated 3 Mar 1287 (O.S.)[1138].  Deacon of Vienne.  A charter dated 12 Aug 1308 records the chapter of Vienne sharing lands which were vacant “par la résignation de feu Hugues de Bressieux doyen de Vienne[1139]

 

3.         HUGUES [II] de Bréssieux (-[14 Nov 1297/20 Nov 1300])Seigneur de Bréssieux.  “Hugues seigneur de Bressieux” granted protection to all merchants passing through his lands by charter dated 8 Jan 1275 (O.S.)[1140].  A charter dated 21 Feb 1278 (O.S.) recognised that “le prieuré de Serres” was under the protection of “Hugues seigneur de Bressieux[1141].  “...Hugues seign. de Bressieux...” was named among the guarantors in the charter dated 15 Dec 1284 which records an agreement between Gaston Vicomte de Béarn and Humbert de la Tour[1142].  “...Hugues sr. de Bressieux...” was named among the guarantors in the charter dated 14 Nov 1297 which records an arbitration between Amédée Comte de Savoie and Dauphin Humbert[1143].  Hugues was deceased 20 Nov 1300, the date of the charter quoted below which names Aymar as seigneur de Bressieu. 

 

4.         [AYMAR de Bressieux .  The separate existence of this Aymar de Bressieux has not been confirmed.  Seigneur de Bressieuxm ---.  Aymar & his wife had children:] 

a)         [ALIX [de Bressieux] ).  A charter dated 6 Sep 1322 records an agreement between “François seigneur de Sassenage, tuteur des enfants du second lit d’Aimar Bérenger, savoir Henri son héritier général” and “Hugonet Bérenger, frère Chabert Bérenger, de l’ordre de Saint-Antoine, pour eux et leurs frères et sœurs, nés du premier mariage dudit Aimar Bérenger”, including arrangements for “Catherine religieuse” to receive her legacy and payments “sur la dot d’Alasie leur mère, sous la garantie d’Aimar de Bressieu...” and others, by charter dated 6 Sep 1322, witnessed by “Drodon de Sassenage prieur de Beaumont...[1144].  The charter dated 6 Sep 1322, quoted below, names “Alasie” as mother of Aymar’s first wife, and names “Aimar de Bressieu...” among the guarantors[1145].  Chorier records her marriage and names “Aymar Seigneur de Bressieu” as her father, without citing the source which confirms the information[1146].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  m as his first wife, AYMAR Bérenger Seigneur de Pont-en-Royans, son of RAYNAUD Bérenger Seigneur de Pont-en-Royans & his wife --- (-[17 Sep 1315/1318])

 

 

Two brothers, their parentage has not been ascertained.  From a chronological point of view, they could have been the sons of Hugues [II] who is named above, which would also explain the transmission of the name Hugues into the family shown below. 

 

1.         AYMAR [VI] de Bressieu (-before 20 Nov 1344)Seigneur de Bressieux.  The monastery of Vienne Saint-Pierre recognised that “le prieuré de Serre” was under the protection of “Aymar seigneur de Bressieux” by charter dated 20 Nov 1300[1147].  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “sa femme, à ses filles Marguerite femme d’Artaud de Clavayson et Artaude future épouse d’Aynard de la Tour, fils d’Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay, à ses fils Hugues et Louis”, and named “son fils Aimar” as universal heir[1148].  “Aymard de Bressieux et Guigues abbé de St-Piere à Vienne” paid homage mutually by charter dated 1334[1149].  He is named as deceased in the 20 Nov 1344 charter of his sons Hugues and Louis quoted below.  m (contract 17 Dec 1301, Papal dispensation 30 May 1304) BEATRIX de Roussillon, daughter of ARTAUD [V] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Alix de Poitiers/Valentinois (-after 28 Jun 1347).  The marriage contract between "Aymar sire de Bressieu" and "Beatrix fille d’Artaud sire de Roussillon et d’Annonay" is dated 17 Dec 1301[1150].  Pope Benedict XI issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Adémar seigneur de Bressieux” and “Béatrix fille d’Artaud seigneur de Roussillon” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 30 May 1304[1151].  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[1152].  "Beatrix de Roussillon dame de Bressieu" donated property to "Hugues de Bressieu chevalier son fils" by charter dated 28 Jun 1347[1153].  The testament of "Beatrix de Roussillon dame de Bressieu", dated 29 Jun 1347, named "son fils Aymar de Bressieu" as her heir[1154].  Aymar [VI] & his wife had five children: 

a)         AYMAR [VII] de Bressieux (-after 17 Jun 1346).  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, named “son fils Aimar” as universal heir[1155].  The testament of “Hugues de Bressieu chevalier seigneur de Viriville”, dated 11 Sep 1335, named “son neveu Hugues de Bressieux fils de son frère Aimar, à condition de porter ses armes” as universal heir, with “son frère Aimar, son autre frère Louis, Guillaume Alleman seigneur de Champ” as successive substitutes[1156].  “Aymar de Bressieux seigneur de ce lieu” sold property to “Henri de Sassenage seigneur de ce lieu”, in particular to pay “la dot de sa sœur Arthaude de Bressieux dame de Vinay”, with the consent of “son oncle Hugues de Bressieux seigneur de Viriville chevalier”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1346[1157].  [m firstly JEANNE de Clermont, daughter of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Beatrix de Savoie-Vaud.  The marriage contract between “Jeanne fille du seigneur de Clermont” and “Aymar de Bressieux” is dated 4 Sep 1330[1158].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1159]same person as...?  --- de Bressieux (-after 1346)Seigneur de Bressieuxm [secondly] JOURDANE de Roussillon, daughter of AYMAR de Roussillon Seigneur d’Anjo & his wife Marguerite de Miribel (-after 1346).  The testament of “Jeanne de Roussillon”, dated 1346, named “noble Girard de Thury son mari seigneur de Noyers” as her heir, substituting successively “Marguerite de Miribel sa mère et...Jordane de Roussillon femme du seigneur de Bressieux sa sœur[1160]

b)         HUGUES de Bressieux .  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Hugues et Louis[1161].  The testament of “Hugues de Bressieu chevalier seigneur de Viriville”, dated 11 Sep 1335, named “son neveu Hugues de Bressieux fils de son frère Aimar, à condition de porter ses armes” as universal heir, with “son frère Aimar, son autre frère Louis, Guillaume Alleman seigneur de Champ” as successive substitutes[1162].  “Nobles Hugues et Louis de Bressieux frères d’Aymar seigneur de Bressieux, fils de feu Aymar chevalier seigneur de Bressieux” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert by charter dated 15 Nov 1344[1163]

c)         LOUIS de Bressieux .  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Hugues et Louis[1164].  The testament of “Hugues de Bressieu chevalier seigneur de Viriville”, dated 11 Sep 1335, named “son neveu Hugues de Bressieux fils de son frère Aimar, à condition de porter ses armes” as universal heir, with “son frère Aimar, son autre frère Louis, Guillaume Alleman seigneur de Champ” as successive substitutes[1165].  “Nobles Hugues et Louis de Bressieux frères d’Aymar seigneur de Bressieux, fils de feu Aymar chevalier seigneur de Bressieux” swore homage to Dauphin Humbert by charter dated 15 Nov 1344[1166]

d)         MARGUERITE de Bressieux .  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “sa femme, à ses filles Marguerite femme d’Artaud de Clavayson et Artaude future épouse d’Aynard de la Tour, fils d’Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay, à ses fils Hugues et Louis[1167]m (before 15 Feb 1332) ARTAUD de Clavaison, son of ---. 

e)         ARTAUDE de Bressieu (-after 17 Jun 1346).  “Hugues de la Tour dit Turpin seigneur de Vinay” promised the marriage of “un de ses fils, qui serait seigneur de ses terres de la Tour et de Vinay” to “une des filles d’Aymar seigneur de Bressieux”, the marriage to take place “à Pâques 1329”, with “son frère Hénard de la Tour, de l’ordre de St-Antoine, Albert et Didier de Sassenage...” as guarantors, by charter dated 2 Sep 1326, a later document noting that this earlier document was sent to the notary by “Artaude fille de feu Aymar sr de Bressieux et femme d’Aynard de la Tour sr. de Vinay, fils de feu Hugues de la Tour sit Turpin sr de Vinay[1168].  The testament of “Aimar seigneur de Bressieu, mari de Béatrix de Roussillon”, dated 15 Feb 1332, bequeathed property to “sa femme, à ses filles Marguerite femme d’Artaud de Clavayson et Artaude future épouse d’Aynard de la Tour, fils d’Henri de la Tour seigneur de Vinay, à ses fils Hugues et Louis”, and named “son fils Aimar” as universal heir[1169].  “Artaude de Bressieux dame de Vinay” accounted for harvest by charter dated 1345[1170].  “Artaude de Bressieux dame de Vinay” confirmed receipt of money from “Jean Meunier” for harvest sent “à ses (beaux-) frères Henri et Guillaume de la Tour à Orange” by charter dated 2 Nov 1345[1171]m (betrothed 2 Sep 1326, after 15 Feb 1332) AINARD de la Tour, son of HUGUES de la Tour Seigneur de Vinay & his wife --- (-[24 Feb/17 Sep] 1371). 

2.         HUGUES de Bressieux (-after 17 Jun 1346).  His parentage is confirmed by his 11 Sep 1335 testament quoted below.  His Roussillon marriage suggests that he was the brother of Aymar de Bressieux who married Béatrix de Roussillon (see above).  Seigneur de Viriville.  The testament of “Hugues de Bressieu chevalier seigneur de Viriville”, dated 11 Sep 1335, requested burial “au monastère de Laval-Bressieux”, bequeathed property to “sa femme Marguerite de Roussillon”, and named “son neveu Hugues de Bressieux fils de son frère Aimar, à condition de porter ses armes” as universal heir, with “son frère Aimar, son autre frère Louis, Guillaume Alleman seigneur de Champ” as successive substitutes[1172].  “Hugues de Bressieu seigneur de Viriville et Falcon seigneur de Montchenu” renewed their alliance by charter dated 8 Jan 1343[1173].  “Aymar de Bressieux seigneur de ce lieu” sold property to “Henri de Sassenage seigneur de ce lieu”, in particular to pay “la dot de sa sœur Arthaude de Bressieux dame de Vinay”, with the consent of “son oncle Hugues de Bressieux seigneur de Viriville chevalier”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1346[1174]m (contract 26 May 1331. after 4 Dec 1332) MARGUERITE de Roussillon, daughter of ARTAUD [V] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Alix de Poitiers/Valentinois (-before 5 Dec 1369).  "Aymar seigneur de Roussillon" and "Guillaume de Roussillon abbé de Saint-Félix de Valence son frère" reached agreement about the inheritance of "Artaud de Roussillon leur père" by charter dated 11 Feb 1316 (O.S.), which also names the deceased’s other children "Beatrix dame Byetrati, Polia dame Malibeti, Jean prieur de Quintenas, Marguerite, Artaud et Albert" and was witnessed by "Alice de Poitiers dame de Roussillon leur mère"[1175].  The marriage contract between "Hugues de Bressieux sire de Viriville" and "Marguerite de Roussillon sœur d’Aymar sire de Roussillon" is dated 26 May 1331[1176].  “Aymar sire de Roussillon”, fulfilling a promise made to “sa sœur Marguerite”, made payments to “Hugues sire de Viriville, futur époux” by charter dated 4 Dec 1332[1177].  The testament of “Hugues de Bressieu chevalier seigneur de Viriville”, dated 11 Sep 1335, bequeathed property to “sa femme Marguerite de Roussillon[1178]

 

 

The precise relationships between the following family members and the main Bressieux line shown above have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         HUMBERT de Bressieux (-before 11 Sep 1346).  m MARGUERONE, daughter of --- (-after 11 Sep 1346).  “Marguerona veuve d’Humbert de Bressieux, au nom de leurs fils Amédée, Guillaume et Hugonet” swore allegiance to Amédée Comte de Savoie for fiefs “dans les châteaux et mandements de Boczosel et la Côte” by charter dated 11 Sep 1346[1179].  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         AMEDEE de Bressieux .  “Marguerona veuve d’Humbert de Bressieux, au nom de leurs fils Amédée, Guillaume et Hugonet” swore allegiance to Amédée Comte de Savoie for fiefs “dans les châteaux et mandements de Boczosel et la Côte” by charter dated 11 Sep 1346[1180]

b)         GUILLAUME de Bressieux .  “Marguerona veuve d’Humbert de Bressieux, au nom de leurs fils Amédée, Guillaume et Hugonet” swore allegiance to Amédée Comte de Savoie for fiefs “dans les châteaux et mandements de Boczosel et la Côte” by charter dated 11 Sep 1346[1181]

c)         HUGUES de Bressieux .  “Marguerona veuve d’Humbert de Bressieux, au nom de leurs fils Amédée, Guillaume et Hugonet” swore allegiance to Amédée Comte de Savoie for fiefs “dans les châteaux et mandements de Boczosel et la Côte” by charter dated 11 Sep 1346[1182]

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Bressieux )m MARGUERITE de Poitiers, daughter of AMEDEE de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his wife Jeanne de Savoie (-after 15 Jul 1380).  The testament of "Aimarus de Pictavia miles filius…domini Amedei de Pictavia quondam militis domini sancti Valerii et Teulenbani", dated 13 Nov 1355, made bequests to "Margaretæ sorori suæ…Catherinæ sorori suæ…Anthoniæ alias Helis sorori suæ…Beatricis sorori suæ…Sibiliæ sorori suæ…"[1183].  Dame de Taulignan.  An enquiry dated 1421 records that "une des filles du…Messire Amé [de Poitiers, frere du pere de Messire Charles]" was married "au seigneur de Bressieu" and that "environ sept ou huit ans le Comte dernier trespassé" [presumably indicating Charles] granted "les chasteaux de sainct Albon et de Gloiras" to "Dame Beatrix de Bressiu" and agreed to pay a certain sum by way of dowry to "la Dame de Aes en Savoye fille dudit Messire Amé de Poitiers"[1184]

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Bressieuxm JOURDANE de Rossillon, daughter of ---.  Geoffroy & his wife had children:  . 

a)         LOUISE de Bressieu (-before 1421)m (contract 17 Oct 1403) as his second wife, AINARD [III] Baron de Clermont, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Isabelle Dame de Montoison (-after 15 Feb 1426, bur Silvebénite). 

 

 

1.         ALIX de Bressieux (-after 30 Sep 1427).  Guichenon notes her family origin (without naming her father), marriage, and her testament dated 30 Sep 1427 which names “Anthoine de Grolée et Aymar de Grolée chevaliers ses cousins et Aymar de Beauvoir Seigneur de la Palu son gendre” as her executors[1185].  Her sons inherited the seigneurie de Bressieu.  m GUILLAUME de Grolée Seigneur de Neyrieux, son of JEAN de Grolée Seigneur de Neyrieux & his wife --- (-after 1409). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    SEIGNEURS de CLERIEUX

 

 

Guichard Seigneur de Clérieux, last descendant of the family in the male line, appointed Aymar [V] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois (see the document PROVENCE-VALENTINOIS, DIOIS) as his heir under his testament dated 1333. 

 

 

1.         SILVION [I] .  "Silvio" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [995][1186].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[1187]m ---.  The name of Silvion’s wife is not known.  Silvion [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] (-after 23 Nov 1025).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[1188].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[1189]m FIDA, daughter of --- (-after [1038/46]).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[1190].  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[1191].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          ADO (-after 27 Jan 1052).  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[1192].  "L. archiepiscopi, Adonis fratris eius" subscribed a charter dated to [1030/70] under which "Theotbertus…sacerdos" donated property to the church of Romans[1193].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[1194].  "…Ado de Clariaco…" witnessed the charter dated 27 Jan 1052 which records an agreement between the archbishop of Vienne and the canons of the church of Romans[1195].  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père"[1196]m ---.  The name of Ado’s wife is not known.  Ado & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [II] .  "Guillelmus filius Adonis de Clérieu" relinquished rights relating to "villa de Marnaz" in favour of the church of Romans by charter dated 25 Aug 1091[1197].  "Guillaume de Clérieu" reached agreement with the church of Romans, regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvius, Guillaume et Adon", by charter dated to [1080/1119][1198].  A charter dated to [1100] records an agreement between "Guillaume de Clérieu" and "Lambert François" regarding the château de Pisançon[1199].  A charter dated to [1088/1119] records an agreement between "Guillermum filium Adonis de Clarieu" and the archbishop of Vienne, confirming a donation by "Guillaume manceps, frère dudit Adon, du consentement d’Odyle de Châteauneuf-sur-Isère" relating to the churches of Clérieux[1200]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had two children:

(1)       SILVION [II] de Clérieux (-after 1152).  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[1201]

-         see below

(2)       GUILLAUME (-1168).  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[1202].  Sacristan of the church of Romans.  "Dom. comes Albionensium, Guigo…dalphinus", acting with his council of advisers "Arberti de Turre…" and with the advice of "Willelmi de Clariaco Romanensis ecclesie sacristie", gave permission to the inhabitants of Romans to build a wall around their town, by charter dated 1161[1203]

ii)         GUILLAUME [I] .  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[1204].  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[1205].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[1206].  A charter dated to [1088/1119] records an agreement between "Guillermum filium Adonis de Clarieu" and the archbishop of Vienne, confirming a donation by "Guillaume manceps, frère dudit Adon, du consentement d’Odyle de Châteauneuf-sur-Isère" relating to the churches of Clérieux[1207]

iii)        LEGER (-1054).  A charter dated 23 Nov 1025 records the election of "Leodegarium, Willelmi…filium" as abbot of Romans, and names "genitore eius Willelmo…coniuge eius…Fida et fratre suo Willelmo"[1208]Archbishop of Vienne .  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[1209].  "L. archiepiscopi, Adonis fratris eius" subscribed a charter dated to [1030/70] under which "Theotbertus…sacerdos" donated property to the church of Romans[1210]

iv)       ARMAND .  "Ado" donated property "Drotianum mansum" to the church of Romans, by charter dated to [1038/46] witnessed by "Leodegarii archiepiscopi, Uuillelmi, Armanni, Fidis, genetricis"[1211].  "Ado…et fratris mei Armanni" donated property to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1045/70], which names "frater meus Guillelmus"[1212]

 

 

The relationship between the following two family groups and the main line of the seigneurs de Clérieux has not yet been established. 

 

1.         ADALGISEm FESCEME, daughter of ---.  Adalgise & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARBERT .  "Arbertus, Adalgisi de Clairiaco et Fesceme dictus filius" donated property "in villa…Altavilla", with the support of "fratris mei Ademari", to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1030/70][1213]

b)         ADEMAR .  "Arbertus, Adalgisi de Clairiaco et Fesceme dictus filius" donated property "in villa…Altavilla", with the support of "fratris mei Ademari", to the church of Romans by charter dated to [1030/70][1214].  "Adhemarus de Clareio" donated property to the church of Romans, recorded in a charter dated to [1057/70][1215]

 

2.         MALENUSm JACELDA, daughter of --- (-after 13 Oct 1078).  "Jacelda uxor Malleni de Clérieu" donated property "dans le Valentinois in villa…Vernasionem" to the church of Romans by charter dated 13 Oct 1078[1216]

 

 

SILVION [II] de Clérieux, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife --- (-after 1152).  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[1217].  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141, witnessed by "Rostagnus de Sabran, --- filius eius, Raimundus filius comitis de Tolosana…"[1218].  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[1219].  Konrad III King of Germany granted toll rights on the Rhône, Voulte and Confolens to "Sylvioni…principi suo…Clariacum…castella" by charter dated 1151[1220].  “Selvionis de Clairjac et filii eius Selvionis…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which "Metelina" donated property to "Bernardo-Atoni fratri meo"[1221]

m MATHELINE de Béziers-Sauvian, daughter of ARNAUD de Béziers-Sauvian & his wife Matheline de Béziers (-after 1 Apr 1168).  A charter dated 1130 records an agreement between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans regarding his usurpation of the donations of his predecessors "Silvion, Guillaume, Ado et Guillaume son père", confirmed by "sa femme Metelina" and witnessed by "le comte Amédée…"[1222].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141[1223].  A charter dated 1150 records disputes between "Silvion de Clérieu" and the canons of the church of Romans, settled by Hugues Archbishop of Vienne and "Silvion et Mételine son épouse", naming "Guillaume abbé et sacristain de Romans, frère de Silvion"[1224].  The dating of the previous charter, and the identity of the donors, are clarified by the charter dated under which "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio", by charter dated 1 Apr 1168[1225]

Silvion [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SILVION de Clérieux (-after 1152).  "Silvius de Cleireu et…Matelina eius uxor et…Silvius eorum filius" donated property to the Templars at Richerenches by charter dated 15 Oct 1141[1226].  “Selvionis de Clairjac et filii eius Selvionis…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which "Metelina" donated property to "Bernardo-Atoni fratri meo"[1227]m ARTAUDE de Crest {Drôme}, daughter of ---. 

2.         ROGER [I] de Clérieux (-1215).  "Rotgerius de Cleireu" increased the donation to the Templars made by "pater meus Silvius atque mater mea Matelina et frater meus Silvius" by charter dated 24 Sep 1167[1228].  "Rotgerius et…Raimunda uxor eius" donated "omnia territoria nostra de Avisano" to the Templars at Richerenches by undated charter[1229].  The dating of the previous charter, and the identity of the donors, are clarified by the charter dated 1 Apr 1168 under which "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio"[1230].  "Roggerius de Clariaco" granted rights to Léoncel by undated charter[1231]m [RAYMONDE, daughter of ---.  "Rotgerius et…Raimunda uxor eius" donated "omnia territoria nostra de Avisano" to the Templars at Richerenches by undated charter[1232].  It is not certain that this charter refers to Roger [I] de Clérieux and his wife but, as noted above, a later charter in the same cartulary suggests that this might be the case.]  Roger & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Clérieux "Gratepaille" (-after 18 Nov 1246).  “Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[1233].  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[1234]

b)         ROGER [II] de Clérieux (-[Aug 1252/16 Jul 1253], bur Commercy [Vernaison]).  “Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[1235].   Seigneur de Clérieux

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c)         MATHELINE de Clérieux .  Her parentage is indicated by the following document: a charter dated 1 May 1214 records an arbitral settlement between “Dragonet de Montauban et son fils Raymond” and “Raymond de Mévouillon et [her daughter] son épouse Saure” concerning half “des seigneuries des châteaux de Valréas, Montbrison, Grillon, Roussieu (Rosseuf) et Cayranne (Quayranne), laissées à Saure par sa mère Mételine, et du château du Pègue (Opigii), qui appartint à Roger de Clérieu, aïeul de Saure[1236].  It is also indicated by the following document: [her daughter] “Philippa comtesse de Valentinois” donated property to Saint-Ruf, for the soul of “son aïeul maternel Rotgerius de Claireu”, by charter dated 26 Jun 1235[1237]m firstly GUILLAUME JOURDAIN Seigneur de Fay, son of --- {Fay-sur-Lignon, Haute-Loire} et de Mezenc {Les Estables, Haute-Loire}, son of --- (-[1179/80]).  m secondly ([1180]) as his [third] wife, GUILLAUME [I] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, son of AYMAR [I] Comte de Valentinois & his wife Rixende --- (-[1188/89]). 

3.         GUILLAUME "l'Abbé" de Clérieux (-after 1185).  "Roggerius de Claireu…et fratres mei" increased the donation by "pater meus Silvius et mater mea Matelina" of property to the Templars at Richerenches, as far as "Avisanum", with the advice of "matris mee Mateline" and with the consent of "Guilelmus de Claireu abbas de Sancto Felicio", by charter dated 1 Apr 1168[1238].  "Guillelmus de Clario, abbas Sancti Felicis" donated property in "in territorio de Revest et…de Pisencans" by charter dated 1185[1239]

 

 

ROGER [II] de Clérieux, son of of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Clérieux & his wife --- (-[Aug 1252/16 Jul 1253] , bur Commercy [Vernaison]).  His parentage is apparently confirmed by the 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.) testament of [his son] “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)[1240].  However, this information is contradicted by the following document: “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[1241].  The explanation could be that the summary of the 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.) document incorrectly translates what may have been “nepos” in the original by “petit-fils”.  Seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun.  “Philippe élu de la primatiale de Lyon” and “Gratapalli seigneur de Clérieu et...son frère Roger” acted as arbitrators in a dispute between Guigues dauphin de Viennois et comte d’Albon and the chapter of Romans by charter dated 18 Nov 1246[1242].   Seigneur de Clérieux.  A charter of Léoncel dated Aug 1252 names "Rogerius de Clariaco dominus et Silvio filius suus"[1243].  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[1244].  His place of burial is confirmed by the 18 Jun 1303 testament of his grandson Roger de Clérieux, quoted below. 

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

Roger [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         SILVION de Clérieux (-after 12 Feb 1280, bur Valence Franciscans).  A charter of Léoncel dated Aug 1252 names "Rogerius de Clariaco dominus et Silvio filius suus"[1245].  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[1246].  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[1247].  "Silin seigneur de Clayriaco et de Roche de Glun fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratespallie" appointed "son fils Roger" as his heir by charter dated 12 Feb 1278[1248].  The testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), requested burial “dans le cimitière des frères Mineurs de Valence, auprès de son frère Jean de la Roche”, appointed as his heir “son fils Roger né de sa femme Béatrix[1249]m firstly (contract [31 May] 1230) BEATRIX de Beaudiner, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Beaudiner & his wife --- (-bur Commercy [Vernaison]).  The marriage contract between “Beatrix fille aînée de Guillaume seigneur de Beaudiner” and “Silvion fils de Roger de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche[-de-Glun]”, by charter dated [31 May] 1230[1250].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the 18 Jun 1303 testament of her son Roger, quoted below.  m secondly as her first husband, BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 17 Feb 1294).  This second marriage is suggested by the 17 Feb 1293 (O.S.) charter cited below in which Beatrix is not described as mother of Roger [III], suggesting that she was a later wife of his father.  She married secondly Raymond Bertrand.  “Raymond Bertrand et son épouse Béatrix, veuve en première noces de Silvion de Clérieu, père de Roger seigneur de Clérieu” acknowledged receipt of money from the last-named after settling a dispute about bequests made to Béatrix by Silvion by charter dated 17 Feb 1293 (O.S.)[1251].  Silvion & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ROGER [III] de Clérieux (-[20 Jun/20 Oct] 1304, bur Commercy [Vernaison]).  "Silvio dominus Clariaci…et Rogerius filius noster" confirmed the donations by "bone memorie Guillelmus dominus Clariaci…Rotgerius dominus Clariaci" to Léoncel by charter dated 18 Jan 1262[1252].  "Silin seigneur de Clayriaco et de Roche de Glun fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratespallie" appointed "son fils Roger" as his heir by charter dated 12 Feb 1278[1253].  The testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), appointed as his heir “son fils Roger né de sa femme Béatrix[1254].  "Rogerius dominus de Clariaco et de Ruppe de Gliuy" donated property to Léoncel by charter dated 7 Mar 1292[1255].  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, chose burial “dans l’église de Commercy [Vernaison] où reposent sa mére et Roger son aïeul paternel”, bequeathed property to “sa fille Béatrix femme d’Aynard seigneur de St. Quentin...Marguerite Allemand [...sa petite-fille] femme d’Albert de Sassenage, sa sœur Catherine, héritières de leur mère Sibylle de Clérieu fille de Roger, mariée à Guigues Allemand...sa femme Marguerite de Poitiers...son fils Guillaume Graton...son autre fils Guichard...”, stated that “si Isabelle femme de Graton meurt ab intestat, les deux frères contribueront à restituer sa dôt[1256].  “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[1257]m (contract 12 Nov 1255) MARGUERITE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [III] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Sibylle de Beaujeu (-after 28 Aug 1303).  The marriage contract between “Silvion seigneur de Clérieu et son fils Roger” and “Marguerite mineure de 14 ans fille d’Aimar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois” is dated 12 Nov 1255[1258].  The testament of "Aimarus de Pictavia Comes Valentinensis filius quondam domini Guillelmi de Pictavia comitis Valent.", dated 20 Apr and 6 May 1277, leaves bequests to "…Philippam filiam suam uxorem domini Bertrandi domini de Baucio…Margaritam filiam suam uxorem Rotgerii de Clairiaco…Guillelmetum filium suum quem habuit ex ipsa domina Alixente"[1259].  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...sa femme Marguerite de Poitiers...[1260].  Dame de Châteauneuf-de-Vernoux.  Roger [III] & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUILLAUME “Graton” de Clérieux (-after 3 Jun 1331).  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...son fils Guillaume Graton...son autre fils Guichard...[1261].  “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[1262]Seigneur de Clérieux.  “Guillaume Graton seigneur de Clérieu” exchanged property with “Artaud de Claveyson seigneur de Mercurol” by charter dated 17 Mar 1306[1263].  The testament of “Graton seigneur de Clérieu”, dated 18 Aug 1323, donated property for his soul and those of “son épouse Isabelle, de son frère le comte de Clérieu et de sa femme Humilie”, appointed “son fils aîné” as his universal heir substituting firstly “son frère Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun (Rupeis de Gluey)” and secondly “il exclut son parent Roger et institue Guillaume fils de Guillaume de Poitiers seigneur de St-Vallier et Peyrins...[1264].  "Grato de Clerieu et Guichart son frere" granted "[les] chasteaux de Mirebeau, Pisauson et la Tour de Romans" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers leur oncle" by charter dated 3 Jun 1331[1265]m (before 18 Jun 1303) ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Aug 1323).  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, stated that “si Isabelle femme de Graton meurt ab intestat, les deux frères contribueront à restituer sa dôt[1266].  She is named in her husband’s 18 Aug 1323 testament. 

ii)         GUICHARD de Clérieux (-after 24 Jun 1333).  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...son fils Guillaume Graton...son autre fils Guichard...[1267].  “Roger seigneur de Clérieu et ses fils Graton et Guichard” promised to pay the bequests made by “Guillaume Gratepaille et son frère Roger, père de feu Silvion et aïeul dudit Roger et par Béatrix femme de feu Silvion” by charter dated 16 Apr 1304[1268].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1340 under Philippe VI King of France confirmed "[les] chasteaux...de Chasteaubec et de Garenson" to "Louys de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Dioys" as granted by "Silvin seigneur jadis de Claryeu, ayeul ou grand pere de feu Guichard dernier seigneur de Claryeu" who had appointed "ledit Comte" as his heir under his testament[1269].  “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et dôter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[1270].  "Guichard de Clerieu" granted "[les] terres de la Roche de Glung, Chasteauneuf et Vernon" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers" by charter dated 8 Aug 1329[1271].  “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou” confirmed receipt of money “pour la dot de sa femme Jourdane” from “Guichard seigneur de Clérieu et Tullins et à son épouse Humilie” by charter dated 18 Apr 1330[1272].  "Grato de Clerieu et Guichart son frere" granted "[les] chasteaux de Mirebeau, Pisauson et la Tour de Romans" to "Messire Aimar de Poitiers leur oncle" by charter dated 3 Jun 1331[1273].  The testament of "Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de ce lieu et de la Roche-de-Glun", dated 24 Jun 1333, named as his universal heir (if he died without direct heirs) “son cousin Aimar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois[1274].  Guichard presumably died before his wife’s 18 Aug 1342 testament, in which he is not named.  m (contract 16 Dec 1297) GUIGONNE [Humilie] de Tullins, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Tullins & his first wife Beatrix de Montluel ([1284/85]-[18 Aug 1342/1 Jul 1346]).  The marriage contract between “Guichard fils de Roger seigneur de Clérieu” and “Guigonne fille de Guy sr. de Tullins” is dated 16 Dec 1297[1275].  The testament of “Guy seigneur de Tullins et Beaucroissant”, dated 25 Mar 1316, named “son fils Aymard” as universal heir, substituting “sa fille Humilie épouse de Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de Roche-de-Glun[1276].  “Humilie dame de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins, fille de feu Guy seigneur de Tullins, et épouse de Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun” declared that her father had before dying granted her “les châteaux de Beaucroissant et de Rives”, acquired from “Guigues de Rives et de sa femme Béatrix”, and protested the intention of “Jean de Rives fils de feu Guigues” to transfer “la seigneurie de Rives” to “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1322[1277].  “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou et Jourdane de Tullins son épouse” and “Guichard de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche-de-Glun et de Tullins et Humilie de Tullins sa femme” reached agreement about “[le] château de Beaucroissant, que les deux beaux-frères prétendaient leur avoir été donné par Guy de Tullins père de Jourdane et d’Humilie”, Guichard and his wife “prennent en charge Béatrix fille de Girard et de Jourdane, promettant de la marier et dôter suivant son rang” substituting one of her sisters if Béatrix died, by charter dated 24 Feb 1323 (O.S.)[1278].  “Girard de Roussillon seigneur d’Anjou” confirmed receipt of money “pour la dot de sa femme Jourdane” from “Guichard seigneur de Clérieu et Tullins et à son épouse Humilie” by charter dated 18 Apr 1330[1279].  The testament of “Humilie dame de Tullins”, dated 18 Aug 1342, named “son neveu Jaquemet de Roussillon fils de sa sœur Françoise de Tullins et d’Aynard de Roussillon seigneurs de Serrières” as her universal heir, provided he adopted the Tullins name and arms, substituting successively “ses frères Guigues et Girard[1280].  The process of opening her testament at the request of “Aynard de Roussillon seigneur de Serrières” was recorded by charter dated 1 Jul 1346[1281]

iii)        SIBYLLE de Clérieux (-before 5 Jul 1292).  The marriage contract of “Roger seigneur de Clérieu...Sibylle, fille de Roger” and “Odon Allemand seigneur de Champ...Guigonnet Allemand fils d’Odon” is dated 13 Jan 1281 (O.S.)[1282].  She is named as deceased in the 5 Jul 1292 testament of her father-in-law.  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “...Marguerite Allemand [...sa petite-fille] femme d’Albert de Sassenage, sa sœur Catherine, héritières de leur mère Sibylle de Clérieu fille de Roger, mariée à Guigues Allemand...[1283]m (contract 13 Jan 1282) as his first wife, GUIGUES Alamandi, son of EUDES [Odon] [III] Alamandi Seigneur de Champ & his second wife Catherine --- (-[21 Aug 1317/25 Mar 1320]). 

iv)       BEATRIX de Clérieu (-after 13 Mar 1308).  The testament of “Roger de Clérieu”, dated 18 Jun 1303, bequeathed property to “sa fille Béatrix femme d’Aynard seigneur de St. Quentin...[1284].  The testament of “Béatrix de Clérieu fille de Roger seigneur de Clérieu”, dated 13 Mar 1308, appointed “son frère Graton seigneur dud. lieu” as her heir[1285]m (before 18 Jun 1303) AYNARD Seigneur de Saint-Quentin, son of ---. 

2.         ROGER de Clérieux .  “Roger de Clérieu chanoine de Valence et son frère Silvion de Clérieu” reached agreement “dans l’héritage de Roger de Clérieu leur père” by charter dated 16 Jul 1253[1286]

3.         JEAN de Clérieux (-[3 Sep 1253/12 Feb 1280], bur Valence Franciscans).  “Maître Guillaume prieur de St-Félix” claimed “l’île de Sillart” from “Silvion de Clérieu seigneur de la Roche[-de-Glun]” by charter dated 3 Sep 1253, specifying that the property had temporarily been ceded to “son père Roger de Clérieu, puis à son fils Jean chanoine de Valence[1287].  His place of burial is confirmed by the testament of “Sylvo de Clayriaco et de la Roche-de-Glun, fils de Roger, petit-fils de Gratepaille (G-espallie)”, dated 12 Feb 1279 (O.S.), which requested burial “dans le cimitière des frères Mineurs de Valence, auprès de son frère Jean de la Roche[1288]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    SEIGNEURS de CLERMONT [en Dauphiné]

 

 

This family originated in Clermont in Dauphiné, which today forms part of the commune of Chirens located about 10 kilometres south-east of Virieu and 20 kilometres south-east of La Tour-du-Pin in the present-day French département of Isère, arrondissement Grenoble, canton Le Grand-Lemps, a town which was founded by the seigneurs de Clermont. 

 

 

1.         SIBOUD [I] de Clermont (-after 1094).  Père Anselme records a charter “de la Chartreuse de Silvebenite” dated 1080 in which he is named[1289].  Père Anselme records a charter dated 1094, which records a treaty between Etienne Comte de Mâcon and his brother Guy archbishop of Vienne, in which he is named[1290]

 

2.         SIBOUD [II] de Clermont (-after 1139).  Père Anselme records that Siboud de Clermont donated property to Hautecombe for the soul of “Siboud son père” by two charters dated 1139 and 1180[1291].  The span between the two dates suggests that these charters may not refer to the same person, and that Siboud [I] named in 1094 may not have been the father of the donor. 

 

3.         SIBOUD [III] de Clermont (-after 1180).  Père Anselme records that Siboud de Clermont donated property to Hautecombe for the soul of “Siboud son père” by two charters dated 1139 and 1180[1292].  The span between the two dates suggests that these charters may not refer to the same person, and that Siboud [I] named in 1094 may not have been the father of the donor.  m HELVIDE de la Chambre, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage without citing any source on which the information is based[1293].  Siboud [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         SIBOUD [IV] de Clermont (-after 1190).  Père Anselme records his parentage without citing any source on which the information is based[1294]m ---.  The name of Siboud’s wife is not known.  Siboud [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          AMEDEE de Clermont .  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was named in his grandfather’s 1180 donation and that he died childless, without citing any source on which the information is based[1295]

b)         GUILLAUME [I] de Clermont (-after 1 Jan [1209]).  Père Anselme noted his succession to his nephew Amédée, his donations to Hautecombe dated 1181 and 1191 (in which he confirmed donations made by “Sibaud de Clermont son père”)[1296]

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c)         HUGUES de Clermont (-after 1183).  Père Anselme records a charter for Hautecombe dated 1183 in which he is named “fils de Sibaud et frère de Guillaume[1297]

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Clermont, son of SIBOUD [III] de Clermont & his wife Helvide de la Chambre (-after 1 Jan [1209]).  Père Anselme noted his succession to his nephew Amédée, his donations to Hautecombe dated 1181, 1191 (in which he confirmed donations made by “Sibaud de Clermont son père”), 1203 (transferred rights in “les châteaux de Clermont, de S. Geoire, de Vaudanes et de Crespol” to the chapter of Vienne), and 1 Jan 1208 (O.S.?) (homage to the archbishop of Vienne for the same properties)[1298]

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

Guillaume [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Clermont (-after 1234).  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes the charter dated 1218 under which “Amédée seigneur de Chaste son cousin” granted his rights “sur les châteaux et mandements de Clermont et de S. Geoire, de Vaudanes et de Crespol” to Guillaume [II], as well as the latter’s donation to Hautecombe dated 1234[1299]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         SIBOUD [V] de Clermont (-[1243/Aug 1249]).  Père Anselme records his parentage and cites charters dated 1233 (confirmations to Hautecombe) and 1243 (confirmations to Silvebénite and acquired “la ville et le château d’Aiguebelette, de Berliou de Chamberry”)[1300].  “Siboud de Clermont...” confirmed a charter dated 23 May 1233 under which Amédée IV Comte de Savoie confirmed donations to Novalese San Pietro made by his father[1301]Seigneur de Clermont.  “Sibaudus seigneur de Clermont...” witnessed a donation to Hautecombe by charter dated Dec 1240[1302].  “Siboud seigneur de Clermont” donated property to Silvebénite by charter dated Jul 1246[1303].  He was presumably deceased in Aug 1249, the date of his son’s charter cited below.  m (contract Apr 1220) BEATRIX de Virieu, daughter of MARTIN Seigneur de Virieu & his wife ---.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage contract, noting that she was her father’s heiress[1304].  Siboud [V] & his wife had five children: 

i)          AINARD [I] de Clermont (-[23 Mar 1303/Feb 1304], bur Silvebénite).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he confirmed a settlement of a dispute agreed by his father with Silvebénite by charter dated Aug 1249[1305]Seigneur de Clermont

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ii)         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 1304).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was “doyen et chantre de Vienne en 1285” and donated property to Hautecombe with his two brothers by charter dated [1306]

iii)        SIBOUD de Clermont (-after 1304, bur Hautecombe).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that Siboud and an unnamed brother donated property to Hautecombe “avec Guillaume leur frère” in 1304, adding that epitaphs at Hautecombe record the burial of Siboud and his unnamed brother[1307]

iv)       --- de Clermont (-after 1304, bur Hautecombe).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that Siboud and an unnamed brother donated property to Hautecombe “avec Guillaume leur frère” in 1304, adding that epitaphs at Hautecombe record the burial of Siboud and his unnamed brother[1308]

v)        ADELASIE de Clermont .  Pope Innocent IV granted dispensation for the marriage of “Adélasie fille de noble S seigneur de Clermont” and “Francon de Chatte” despite their 4o consanguinity, dated 30 Oct 1247[1309]m (Papal dispensation 30 Oct 1247) FRANCON de Chatte, son of ---. 

b)         AINARD de Clermont (-after 30 Jan [1244]).  Abbé de Saint-Chef.  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes his presence in a charter dated 30 Jan 1243 (O.S.?) under which “Siboud son frère” settled disputes with “le prieur de Silvebenite[1310]

c)         [GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 30 Jan [1244]).  Père Anselme records Guillaume “qu’on dit avoir été doyen de l’église de Vienne[1311].] 

 

 

AINARD [I] de Clermont, son of SIBOUD [V] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Beatrix de Virieu (-[23 Mar 1303/Feb 1304], bur Silvebénite).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he confirmed a settlement of a dispute agreed by his father with Silvebénite by charter dated Aug 1249[1312]Seigneur de Clermont.  “Aymond de Chambéry damoiseau” renounced “tous ses droits sur Aymard de Clermont, ses frères et sœurs, fils et héritiers de feu Sibaudus seigneur de Clermont” in favour of “Ainard seigneur de Clermont”, confirming in particular that “son père Berlion de Chambéry” had sold “[le] château et mandement d’Aiguebelette” to “Siboud de Clermont”, by charter dated 13 Dec 1250[1313].  The archbishop of Vienne warned “Aynard de Clermont et Geoffroy son fils” to respect their homage for “ses château et terre de Clermont” by charter dated 1288[1314].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, chose burial “au cimetière de la chartreuse de la Silve-Bénite”, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1315]

m (before 5 Sep 1256) ALIX de Thoire, daughter of ETIENNE [II] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his wife Beatrix de Faucigny (-after 8 Feb 1304).  Guigues Dauphin de Viennois promised payments to “Aynard seigneur de Clermont” for the dowry of “Alasia fils de feu seigneur de Vilar” whom Ainard had married, by charter dated 5 Sep 1256[1316].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...[1317].  “Alexia de Villaria veuve d’Aynard seigneur de Clermont, sa fille Marguerite veuve de Pierre de Morestel...” reached agreement on the succession of her husband by charter dated 8 Feb 1304[1318]

Ainard [I] & his wife had eleven children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] de Clermont (-15 Aug 1332, bur Silvebénite).  The archbishop of Vienne warned “Aynard de Clermont et Geoffroy son fils” to respect their homage for “ses château et terre de Clermont” by charter dated 1288[1319].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1320]Seigneur de Clermont.  Père Anselme notes that he settled a dispute with Amédée Comte de Savoie by charter dated late Oct 1305[1321].  “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[1322].  "Goffredus dominus Clarimontis" acknowledged fiefs held from Jean Dauphin de Viennois, relating to "castrum de Viriaco...castrum de Paladru...", by charter dated 1322[1323].  “Joffrey seigneur de Clarmont, Jehant Alam. sr de Sechillina, Raoul de Sant Joire chevallers...” witnessed the charter dated 13 May 1332 under which Dauphin Guigues appointed proxies to appear before the king of France in a dispute with the comte de Savoie[1324].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, chose burial “dans le cimetière du monastère de la Silve-Bénite”, founded the anniversary of “Geoffroy de Clermont jadis doyen de Vienne”, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants”, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite”, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier”, named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[1325]m (1301) BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of LOUIS de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort (-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…"[1326].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, named “son épouse Béatrix de Savoie...tutrice de ses enfants[1327].  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[1328], although according to Europäische Stammtafeln she died in 1338[1329].  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[1330].  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had ten children: 

a)         AINARD [II] de Clermont (-before 26 Aug 1349).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[1331]Seigneur de Clermont

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after 1351).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1332].  Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine, puis doyen de Vienne” and was named in a charter dated 1351[1333]

c)         SIBOUD de Clermont (-1351).  Père Anselme records his parentage and notes that he was named in a charter dated 1351[1334].  Vicomte et gouverneur de Vienne.  He was not named in the extract of his father’s Aug 1332 testament, suggesting that the extract may be inaccurate. 

d)         LOUIS de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs...” appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[1335].  Presumably he did not marry as instructed by his father as Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine de Vienne[1336].  “...Louis fils du sr de Clermont...Joffred fils du seigneur de Clermont” were named among the sub-deacons of the chapter of Vienne in a charter dated 26 Sep 1333 which records the installation of new canons[1337]

e)         GEOFFROY de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...[1338].  “...Louis fils du sr de Clermont...Joffred fils du seigneur de Clermont” were named among the sub-deacons of the chapter of Vienne in a charter dated 26 Sep 1333 which records the installation of new canons[1339].  Père Anselme notes that he was “chanoine et comte de Lyon” and named in a charter dated 9 Oct 1344[1340]

f)          EDOUARD de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “ses fils Guillaume, Louis et Joffred clercs et autant à Edouard...[1341].  Seigneur de Crosland. 

g)         JEANNE de Clermont .  The marriage contract between “Jeanne fille du seigneur de Clermont” and “Aymar de Bressieux” is dated 4 Sep 1330[1342].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1343]m (contract 4 Sep 1330) [as his first wife,] AYMAR [VII] de Bressieux, son of [AYMAR [VI] Seigneur de Bressieux & his wife Beatrix de Roussillon] (-after 17 Jun 1346). 

h)         ELIANE de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1344].  Père Anselme notes that she was a nun[1345]

i)          BEATRIX de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1346].  Père Anselme records her marriage[1347]m ARTAUD Seigneur de Clavaison, son of ---. 

j)          MARGUERITE de Clermont .  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, bequeathed property to “...sa fille Jeanne femme d’Aimar de Bressieux...ses filles Elinol, Béatrix et Marguerite[1348]

2.         AINARD de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1349]

3.         GUILLAUME de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1350].  Deacon at Vienne.  “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[1351].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[1352]

4.         SIBOUD de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1353].  “Mistral” de Vienne: Pope Clement V appointed “son parent Siboud de Clermont chanoine de Vienne” to “la mistralie de l’église de Vienne”, after the death of “Oddon Alamanni at Rome”, dated 8 Sep 1312[1354].  “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[1355].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[1356]

5.         HUMBERT de Clermont (-after Aug 1332).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he was “doyen de Vienne [et] reconcilia le dauphin avec le chapitre[1357].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses fils Aynard, Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert”, named “son fils Gaufred” as his universal heir, substituting “Siboud et Humbert[1358].  Archdeacon of Vienne: “Joffredus seigneur de Clermont” granted “ses châteaux de Virieu et de Paladru...” to Jean Dauphin de Viennois, ratified by “Siboud mistral, G. doyen et Humbert archidiacre de Vienne, frères”, by charter dated 20 Apr 1317[1359].  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, approved the donation made by “[sa mère] Alisia” to “Guillaume de Clermont doyen, Siboud de C. mistral, et Humbert de C. archidiacre de Vienne ses frères”, and named “ses frères Guillaume, Siboud et Humbert” as executors[1360]

6.         MARGUERITE de Clermont .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriages[1361].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “son épouse Alaysia...sa fille Marguerite...[1362].  “Alexia de Villaria veuve d’Aynard seigneur de Clermont, sa fille Marguerite veuve de Pierre de Morestel...” reached agreement on the succession of her husband by charter dated 8 Feb 1304[1363]m firstly PIERRE de Morestel, son of --- (-before 8 Feb 1304).  m secondly (after 8 Feb 1304) HUMBERT de Montbel Seigneur d’Entremont, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montbel & his wife Marguerite de Miribel. 

7.         AGNES de Clermont (-after Jul 1310).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, noting her sale as a widow of “la maison forte de Mongontier” to “Guillaume de Gotefrey chevalier” by charter dated Jul 1310[1364].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[1365]m HUMBERT Seigneur de Maubec, son of AIMON de Bocsozel Seigneur de Maubec & his wife --- (-before Jul 1310). 

8.         ALIX de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, naming her husband “Guy”[1366].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[1367]m --- de Montluel Seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, son of ---. 

9.         ALIX de Clermont (-after 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1368].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[1369]m AIMON Payen Seigneur d’Argental, son of ---. 

10.      CATHERINE de Clermont (-before 23 Mar 1303).  Père Anselme records her parentage, marriage, and death in 1303[1370].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[1371]m EBLES Seigneur d’Aosta, son of ---. 

11.      JACQUELINE de Clermont (after Sep 1282-10 Jan 1311, bur Vienne Sainte-Colombe).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1372].  The testament of “Aynard seigneur de Clermont”, dated 23 Mar 1303, bequeathed property to “...ses autres filles Agnès femme du seigneur de Maubec, Alasia femme du seigneur de Châtillon en Chautagne, Alasia veuve d’Aymon Pagani, et Jacoba femme du seigneur d’Aurio...[les] enfants de feue sa fille Catherine épouse d’Ebal seigneur d’Aosta...[1373].  An epitaph at Vienne Sainte-Colombe records the burials of “nobiles domne. domna, Yseux de Aliergue” who died “in festo annunciationis” 1294 and “domna Iacoba de Claromon.” who died “dominica infra octabas apparitionis” 1310 “uxores quondam...Guigonis de Rossilione domni Sarrerie et de Anio” who donated property to the Franciscans at Vienne for the anniversaries “dictarum dominarum[1374]m as his second wife, GUIGUES de Roussillon Seigneur de Serrières, Maymont et d’Anjo, son of GERAUD de Roussillon Seigneur d’Anjo & his wife Mathe de Clermont (-[29 Mar 1316/13 Feb 1320]). 

 

 

AINARD [II] de Clermont, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Beatrix de Savoie-Vaud (-before 26 Aug 1349).  The testament of “Gauffredus seigneur de Clermont”, dated Aug 1332, appointed “son fils Ainard” as universal heir, substituting “Louis, qui devra se marier[1375]Seigneur de Clermont.  “Enardus seigneur de Clermont fils de feu Joffred seigneur de Clermont” swore homage to the church of Vienne for “les châteaux...de Clermont, St-Georges en Valdaine” by charter dated 18 Sep 1333[1376].  He presumably died before 26 Aug 1349, when his son Geoffroy [II] swore allegiance for the family properties as cited below. 

m (marriage contract 28 May 1330) AGATHE de Poitiers, daughter of AYMAR [V] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his second wife Sibylle de Baux.  “Guiffrey seigneur de Clermont” promised “de donner son fils Aynard” in marriage to “une des filles d’Aymar de Poitiers comte de Valentinois et Diois” by charter dated 28 May 1330[1377].  The testament of "dominus Aimarus de Pictavia Comes Valentinensis et Diensis", dated 12 Aug 1339, makes bequests to "...Agathæ filiæ suæ consorti Ainardi de Claromonte..."[1378]

Ainard [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] de Clermont (-1371 or after).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting that he swore homage to Charles de France Dauphin de Viennois 26 Aug 1349[1379]Seigneur de Clermont.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 1371[1380]m (1350) ISABELLE Dame de Montoison, daughter and heiress of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montoison & his wife Elizène de Pierregourde.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1381].  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         AINARD [III] de Clermont (-after 15 Feb 1426, bur Silvebénite).  Père Anselme records his parentage[1382]Baron de Clermont.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 14 Feb 1426 and his homage to the archbishop of Vienne dated 15 Feb 1426[1383]

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b)         JEAN de Clermont .  Père Anselme records his parentage[1384].  Knight of St John of Jerusalem. 

c)         ANTOINE de Clermont (-after 8 Aug 1434).  Père Anselme records his parentage, noting his testament dated 8 Aug 1434 under which he appointed his nephew Claude de Clermont as his heir and as executor his brother Charles to whom he bequeathed Montmeyran[1385].  Seigneur de Montoison.  m JEANNE de Clavaison, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage[1386].  Antoine & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARIE de Clermont (-after 3 May 1459).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, noting that she died childless [which does not appear to be correct][1387].  Seyssel-Crussieu records her parentage and marriage[1388].  Dame de Montoison.  m HUMBERT [V] de Seyssel Baron d’Aix, son of ANTOINE de Seyssel Baron d’Aix & his wife Jeanne de la Rochette (-Rhodes [19 Aug 1432/early 1433]). 

d)         CHARLES de Clermont (-after 6 Sep 1444).  Père Anselme records his parentage and his testament dated 6 Sep 1444[1389].  Seigneur de Vausserre, d’Hautefort et de Saint-Béron.  m LOUISE de Salins Dame de Poupet en Comté, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage[1390].  Charles & his wife had children: 

i)          JACQUES de Clermont ).  Père Anselme records his parentage[1391].  Seigneur de Vausserre et d’Hautefort.  m JEANNE de Poitiers, daughter of CHARLES [II] de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his wife Anne de Montlaur.  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1392]

-         SEIGNEURS de VAUSSERRE[1393]

2.         AIMAR de Clermont (-after 1371).  Père Anselme records his parentage[1394].  Seigneur d’Hauterive.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 1371[1395]m as her second husband, JEANNE de Surgères, widow of JEAN [I] l'Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay, daughter of GUILLAUME [VIII] Maingot Seigneur de Surgères & his second wife Thomasse d’Albret (-after 13 Dec 1379).  Vialart records her parentage and two marriages, noting that she was named in the 13 Dec 1379 marriage contract of her son Joachim de Clermont, and provides details of her descendants by her second marriage, but cites no sources on which this information is based[1396].  Surgères was inherited by her son by her second marriage. 

-        SEIGNEURS d’HAUTERIVE et de SURGERES[1397]

3.         SIBYLLE de Clermont .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1398]m AUDEBERT Seigneur de Châteauneuf, son of ---. 

4.         BEATRIX de Clermont .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage[1399]m AMEDEE Seigneur de Mirebel, son of ---. 

 

 

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

 

AINARD [III] de Clermont, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Clermont & his wife Isabelle Dame de Montoison (-after 15 Feb 1426, bur Silvebénite).  Père Anselme records his parentage[1400]Baron de Clermont.  Père Anselme records his testament dated 14 Feb 1426 and his homage to the archbishop of Vienne dated 15 Feb 1426[1401]

m firstly (contract 13 Mar 1376) JEANNE de Gerbais, daughter of PIERRE de Gerbais Seigneur de Châteauneuf & his wife ---. 

m secondly (contract 17 Oct 1403) LOUISE de Bressieux, daughter of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Bressieux & his wife Jordane de Rossillon. 

m thirdly (contract 5 Sep 1421) ALIX de Seyssel, daughter of ANTOINE de Seyssel Baron d’Aix & his wife Jeanne de la Rochette.  Seyssel-Crussieu records her parentage and marriage[1402]

Ainard [III] & his third wife had children: 

1.         ANTOINE [I] de Clermont (-after 13 Feb 1447)Baron de Clermont.  Seyssel-Crussieu notes the testament of [her maternal uncle] Humbert [V] de Seyssel Baron d’Aix, dated 19 Mar 1432, which names Antoine among his substitute heirs[1403].  Vicomte de Talart, de iure uxorism (contract 25 Mar 1439) FRANÇOISE de Sassenage, daughter of JEAN de Sassenage & his wife Françoise de Montmajour.  Courcelles records her parentage and marriage, and her marriage date[1404].  Vicomtesse de Tallard.  Antoine [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         LOUIS de Clermont (-after 29 Dec 1495).  Baron de Clermontm CATHERINE de Montauban, daughter of ---.  Louis & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTOINE [II] de Clermont (-1530)Baron de Clermontm (1516) ANNE de Poitiers, daughter of JEAN de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his first wife Jeanne de Batarnay de Bouchage (-before 1546). 

b)         BERNARDIN de Clermont (-after 15 Sep 1521).  Vicomte de Talart.  m (contract 10/13 Feb 1496) ANNE de Husson, daughter of CHARLES de Husson Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Antoinette de la Trémoïlle (-1540).  Comtesse de Tonnerre.  Bernardin & his wife had children: 

i)          ANTOINE [III] de Clermont (-after 19 Mar 1541)Comte de Clermontm (13 Apr 1532) FRANÇOISE de Poitiers, daughter of JEAN de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier & his first wife Jeanne de Batarnay de Bouchage (-after 19 Mar 1541).  Antoine [III] & his wife had children: 

(a)       HENRI de Clermont (-killed in battle La Rochelle Apr 1573).  Comte de Clermont.  Comte de Tonnerre.  m (17 May 1570) as her second husband, DIANE de la Marck, widow of JACQUES de Clève Seigneur d’Orval, daughter of ROBERT [IV] de la Marck Duc de Bouillon, Maréchal de France, Seigneur de Sedan & his wife Françoise de Brezé Ctss de Maulévrier (16 Jun 1544-after 2 May 1612).  She married thirdly (7 Dec 1579) Jean Babou Comte de Sagonne

-         COMTES de CLERMONT et de TONNERRE[1405]

ii)         JULIEN de Clermont .  Baron de Thoury. 

-         COMTES de THOURY[1406]

2.         CLAUDE de Clermont .  Seigneur  de Montoison.  Seigneur de Montmeyran et de Savignac

-        COMTES de THOURY[1407].  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    SEIGNEURS de MORGES

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de MORGES

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         ARNAUD de Morges (-after Nov 1189).  Hugues III Duke of Burgundy granted “le fief que tenait de lui Arnaud de Morges et son frère Pierre” to “Raymond Bérenger” by charter dated Nov 1189[1408]

2.         PIERRE de Morges (-after Nov 1189).  Hugues III Duke of Burgundy granted “le fief que tenait de lui Arnaud de Morges et son frère Pierre” to “Raymond Bérenger” [Raymond Bérenger [I], see above] by charter dated Nov 1189[1409]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de MORGES (BERENGER)

 

 

Chorier (without citing any primary sources which confirm the information) names “Guigues Seigneur de Morges, tige de la branche des Bérengers Seigneurs de Morges” as the brother of “Raymond Berenger II Seigneur souverain du Pont en Royans”, noting in a later passage that the two brothers fought the bishop of Die over the donation made under the 1178 charter quoted above[1410].  No primary source has been identified which confirms that this affiliation is correct, although Guigues’s inheritance of Morges suggests that it might be. 

 

 

GUIGUES Bérenger [I], son of --- (-after 1218).  [Seigneur de Morges].  Chorier says that Guigues Bérenger [I] “eut un different avec Didier Evêque de Die pour les châteaux de Foillans et de Prébois” which was settled by charter dated 1218 [document not found][1411]

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

Guigues Bérenger [I] & his wife had [two children]:

1.         [RAYMOND Bérenger (-[1265/20 Dec 1270]).  Chorier says that Raymond Bérenger was the son of Guigues Bérenger [I] without citing the source which confirms this parentage[1412].  His succession to Morges suggests that Chorier may be correct.  Seigneur de Morges.  “Raymundus Berengarii dominus Morgiarum” confirmed privileges granted by his predecessor seigneurs de Morges to the priory of Saint-Sebastien by charter dated [13/14] Oct 1246[1413].  “Raymond Bérenger seigneur de Morges” acknowledged holding “tous ses fiefs à Domène, la Pierre et Gières” from the Dauphin de Viennois by charter dated 1265[1414].  He died before 20 Dec 1270 when his son swore allegiance as noted below.]  m ---.  The name of Raymond’s wife is not known.  Raymond Bérenger & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUIGUES Bérenger [II] (-after 1297).  His parentage is confirmed by the 9 Nov 1258 and 5 Jan 1279 entries quoted below.  Chorier says that Guigues [II] gave receipt for a payment in 1258 [document not found][1415]Seigneur de Morges.  “Guigues Bérenger seigneur de Morges et de Puy-Boson [Podio Bosone]” swore homage to Béatrix Ctss de Vienne et d’Albon for “ces châteaux” by charter dated 20 Dec 1270[1416].  “Guigues Bérenger seigneur de Morges” settled disputes with Beatrix Ctss de Vienne, receiving “en fief les châteaux de Morges et de Puy-Boson”, by charter dated 15 Jan 1271 (O.S.)[1417].  Chorier says that Raynaud Bérenger sold “[la terre] de Prébois” to “Guigue Berenger Seigneur de Morges son cousin” by charter dated 1276 [document not found][1418].  “Guigues Berengarii seigneur de Morges” donated his property “au château de Follians” to the bishop of Die by charter dated 1277[1419].  “Guigues fils de Raymond Bérenger”, who had captured “[le] château de Foillans”, was expelled by troops of the bishop of Valence and Die 5 Jan 1279[1420].  “Guigues Bérenger seigneur de Morges” received payment from “Odon Alleman seigneur de Champ” for “[le] château de Prébois et de la paroisse de Ste-Eugénie et St-Barthélemy” by charter dated 1283[1421].  “Guigues Berenguier seigneur de Morges” confirmed “tout ce que le commandeur du Trièves” had received “de la succession de noble Pons Gualteri” by charter dated 1297[1422].  “Guigues Bérenger seigneur de Morges” confirmed to “[le] commandeur d’Echirolles” all the property he held from “noble Pons Gautier dans le Trièves” by charter dated 5 Mar 1297 (O.S.)[1423].  Guigues presumably died before 2 Apr 1307 when Pierre Bérenger is recorded as seigneur de Morges (see below).  m (after 9 Nov 1258) BEATRIX, illegitimate daughter of Dauphin GUIGUES Comte d’Albon & his mistress ---.  “Raymond Bérenger seigneur de Morges” acknowledged receipt of dowry from Dauphin Guigues for “sa fille naturelle Béatrix, future épouse de Guigues de Morges, fils de Raymond” by charter dated 9 Nov 1258[1424].  Guigues Bérenger [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [PIERRE Bérenger [I] (-[7 Jul 1312/21 Oct 1317]).  Chorier records Pierre as the son of Guigues Bérenger [II] Seigneur de Morges without citing the corresponding source[1425].  His succession to Morges suggests that this is correct.  Seigneur de Morges.  “Humbert dauphin de Viennois pour lui et ses fils” and “Pierre Berengarii seigneur de Morges pour lui, son fils Rondet et ses autres enfants” appointed “Guigues Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” to arbitrate their disputes by charter dated 21 Apr 1306, a charter dated 25 Apr 1306 recording the decision that “le domaine, la juridiction etc. que feu Rodolphe de Gua (de Vado) possédait dans la paroisse et territoire de Vif...” would be ceded to the dauphin without “Pierre” being evicted and that “tous les fiefs contestés” would be attributed “au seigneur de Morges[1426].  A charter dated 2 Apr 1307 records an alliance between “Guigues Allemand seigneur de Valbonnais...Pierre Béranger sr. de Morges...” and others[1427].  Chorier says that Pierre Bérenger signed a defensive alliance with other nobility in the Dauphiné by charter dated 9 Nov 1309 [document not found][1428].  Chorier says that Pierre Bérenger’s testament is dated 7 Jul 1312 [document not found][1429].  Pierre presumably died before 21 Oct 1317, when Jean Bérenger is named Seigneur de Morges (see below).  [m [CATHERINE Bérenger, daughter of AYMAR Bérenger Seigneur de Pont-en-Royans & his first wife Alix --- ([1290/95?]-).  Chorier records her parentage and names her as the wife of Pierre Bérenger, and as the mother of Jean Bérenger [I] (see below) (no sources cited)[1430].  This information is unlikely to be correct.  The children of Aymar Bérenger by his first marriage were probably born in the 1290s, which means that Catherine could not have been Jean’s mother.  As noted below in the introductory paragraph to Jean [I], one solution to the link between Pierre and Jean [I] could be a missing generation in the Morges family, although this would not resolve the difficulty relating to Catherine who could not in any event have been Jean’s mother.]  [m --- de Guâ, daughter of RODOLPHE Seigneur de Guâ & his wife ---.  Another possibility is that Pierre’s wife was the heiress of Rodolphe du Guâ.  This is suggested by the 21 Apr 1306 and 25 Apr 1306 charters cited above relating to the succession of “le domaine, la juridiction etc. que feu Rodolphe de Gua (de Vado) possédait dans la paroisse et territoire de Vif...” which was awarded to Pierre.  This suggestion could also explain why Pierre’s children were specified in the 21 Apr 1306 document as they would have been the direct heirs of the deceased, their father acting on their behalf during their minority.  Rodolphe du Guâ is named in the following documents.  “Rodolphe de Gua (de Vado)...chevaliers...” was named as present in the 7 Sep 1282 testament of “Aynard de la Tour[1431].  Humbert Dauphin de Viennois sold “le château de Gua” to “Rodolphe de Gua (de Vado)” by charter dated 4 Dec 1291[1432].  Considering that Guâ was held in 1253 by Pierre Bérenger de Morges, Pierre [I]’s probable paternal great-uncle (see below), Rodolphe and Pierre [I] may have been related in some way.]  Pierre [I] & his wife had [six] children: 

(a)       JEAN Bérenger [I] (-before 14 Oct 1335).  Chorier records Jean [I] Bérenger as son of Pierre Bérenger [I], by “Catherine Bérenger”, without citing the corresponding source[1433].  His succession to Morges indicates that Chorier was correct.  Seigneur de Morges

-         see below

(b)       [PIERRE Bérenger [II] (-after 1346).  This Pierre Bérenger [II] has not been explained as Jean Bérenger [I] is recorded as seigneur de Morges in 1346.  Could “Pierre” in fact be an error for “Jean” in the 1346 charter cited below or maybe the document was misdated and refers to Pierre Bérenger [I]?  Seigneur de Morges.  “Pierre Bérenger seigneur de Morges” defended against the claim “du châtelain de Mens au sujet des mesures usitées dans sa terre de Morges” before “[le] conseil delphinal” by charter dated 1346[1434].] 

(c)       RODOLPHE [Rondet?] Bérenger (-after 2 Jan 1343).  “Humbert dauphin de Viennois pour lui et ses fils” and “Pierre Berengarii seigneur de Morges pour lui, son fils Rondet et ses autres enfants” appointed “Guigues Alamandi seigneur de Valbonnais” to arbitrate their disputes by charter dated 21 Apr 1306[1435].  “Pierre de Bérenger seigneur de Morges au nom de Rodolphe de Bérenger son fils seigneur du Gua” received homage from “Reymond de la Salle damoiseau” by charter dated 22 Mar 1307 (O.S.)[1436].  Seigneur du Guâ.  The testament of “Rodolphe Bérenger Seigneur du Guâ”, dated 2 Jan 1343 (O.S.?), names “son fils Jean” as his universal heir[1437].  A charter dated 5 Oct 1366 records that “Raymond et Odon Bérenger fils de Rodolphe et tuteurs de leur neveu Jean, fils de Jean” agreed to pay the dowry of “Alaysie fille de Rodolphe Bérenger, femme de Jean Reynard bourgeois de Die” to “ses fils Eynard et Guillaume[1438]m MARGUERITE de Goncelin, daughter of FRANÇOIS de Goncelin & his wife Catherine de Briançon.  Soulingeas records her parentage and marriage[1439].  The testament of “Catherine de Brianson épouse de François de Goncelin”, dated 27 Dec 1323, named “leur fils Jean” as her universal heir[1440].  The testament of “François de Goncelin”, dated 3 Jan 1241 (O.S.?), named “son fils Jean” as his universal heir[1441].  The testament of “Jean de Goncelin”, dated 24 Apr 1358, named “son neveu Jean Bérenger” as his universal heir[1442].  A charter dated 24 Dec 1360 records that “Guionet de Morges” paid the dowry of “feu Raynaude de Morges épouse de Jean de Goncelin” to “Jean Bérenger du Guâ[1443].  -     SEIGNEURS du GUÂ, MARQUIS et COMTES de BERENGER[1444]

(d)       RAYMOND Bérenger (-after 21 Oct 1317).  Chorier records his parentage without citing the corresponding source, adding that he was “Seigneur de Prabois, Prevost de l’église de Saint-André de Grenoble[1445].  “Aymon de Briançon seigneur de Varces” presented a letter from “Jean Bérenger sr de Morges et de Raymond Bérenger son frère” appointing him as their proxy to accept a peace agreement between themselves and François and Albert de Sassenage, by charter dated 21 Oct 1317[1446]

(e)       GUIGUES Bérenger (-after 14 Oct 1335).  Seigneur de Pipet.  A charter dated 14 Oct 1335 records an agreement between “Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges” and “Guigues Bérenger sgr de Pipet son oncle” concerning “la succession de Pierre Bérenger leur père et grand-père[1447]

(f)        [ALIX Bérenger .  Chorier records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding source[1448]m ROSTAING de Montorsier Seigneur de Pelasol, son of ---.] 

2.         [PIERRE Bérenger de Morges (-[13 Jun 1253/21 Sep 1259]).  His parentage is indicated by the 13 Jun 1253 charter quoted below.  “Pierre de Morges chevalier” acknowledged holding “le château de Gua (Vado)...” and “tout ce qu’il a acquis de son frère Raymond Bérenger en échange de Peyrins” from Guigues Dauphin de Viennois by charter dated 13 Jun 1253[1449].  He was named as deceased in the 21 Sep 1259 marriage contract of his son Fromond, quoted below.] 

-        see below

 

 

JEAN Bérenger [I], son of [PIERRE Bérenger [I] & his wife ---] (-before 14 Oct 1335).  Chorier records Jean [I] Bérenger as son of Pierre Bérenger [I], by “Catherine Bérenger”, without citing the corresponding source[1450].  His succession to Morges indicates that Chorier was correct.  Seigneur de Morges.  “Aymon de Briançon seigneur de Varces” presented a letter from “Jean Bérenger sr de Morges et de Raymond Bérenger son frère” appointing him as their proxy to accept a peace agreement between themselves and François and Albert de Sassenage, by charter dated 21 Oct 1317[1451].  Jean [I] presumably died before 14 Oct 1335, the date of the charter cited below which names his son as seigneur de Morges. 

m (before 24 Sep 1312) ELEONORE de Sassenage, daughter of FRANÇOIS Seigneur de Sassenage & his wife Agnes de Joinville-Gex (-after 15 Apr 1328).  The testament of “Agnes de Jacz”, dated 24 Sep 1312, bequeathed property to “...Eléonore wife of Jean de Morges...[1452]...[1453].  The testament of François de Sassenage, dated 15 Apr 1328, bequeathed property to “...Dame Eléonore his daughter wife to Seigneur Jean de Béranger Seigneur de Morges...” and named “...Jean de Béranger son of Dame Eléonore daughter of the testator and of Seigneur Jean de Béranger Seigneur de Morges...” as successive substitute heirs[1454]

Jean [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         JEAN Bérenger [II] (-after 25 Apr 1356).  The testament of François de Sassenage, dated 15 Apr 1328, bequeathed property to “...Dame Eléonore his daughter wife to Seigneur Jean de Béranger Seigneur de Morges...” and named “...Jean de Béranger son of Dame Eléonore daughter of the testator and of Seigneur Jean de Béranger Seigneur de Morges...” as successive substitute heirs[1455]Seigneur de Morges.  A charter dated 14 Oct 1335 records an agreement between “Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges” and “Guigues Bérenger sgr de Pipet son oncle” concerning “la succession de Pierre Bérenger leur père et grand-père[1456].  A charter dated 10 Jun 1341 records an agreement between “Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges et de Tréminis” and “Bertrand Bérenger sgr de Feuillans” concerning the exchange of men and rights over “Prébois, Feuillans et Avers[1457].  “...Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges...Renaud de Morges...” are named as guarantors in the 8 Jan 1350 (O.S.?) marriage contract of “Henry fils de feu Jean Allemand chev. dit le jeune[1458].  Chorier says that Jean Bérenger’s testament is dated 25 Apr 1356 [document not found][1459], although he attributes the document to Jean Bérenger [I] which is disproved by the 14 Oct 1335 charter cited above.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  The 10 Jun 1341 charter cited above, in which her husband is named seigneur de Tréminis, suggests that she may have been one of the co-heiresses of Bertrand Bérenger Seigneur de Feuillans et de Tréminis (see below).  Jean [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN Bérenger [III] (-after 24 Jan 1387).  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: the testament of “Henry...Seigneur de Sassenage”, dated 31 Jan 1350, names “Jean son of the seigneur de Berenger, seigneur de Morges or his male children...” as successive substitutes[1460]Seigneur de Morges.  Chorier says that Jean Bérenger’s testament is dated 20 Nov 1382 and bequeathed property to his wife and his son [document not found][1461].  A charter dated 24 Jan 1387 records the seizure of assets of “Marcel Morre, de Tréminis” for payment of debts due to “Jean Bérenger sgr de Morges et de Tréminis[1462]m CECILE d’Aix, daughter of GUILLAUME Artaud [VI] Seigneur d’Aix & his wife Catherine ---.  Chorier records her parentage and marriage, adding that her husband’s 20 Nov 1382 testament bequeathed property to his wife and his son [document not found][1463].  Chorier indicates that Cécile’s husband was Jean Bérenger [II] but this appears incompatible with the chronology of the Aix family.  Jean & his wife had children: 

i)          PIERRE Bérenger (-after 2 May 1420).  Seigneur de Morges.  The testament of “Pierre Bérenger sgr de Morges en Trièves”, dated 2 May 1420, established the succession of his children, substituting successively “Jean Allemand sgr de Sichiliane...Guillaume Arthaud chev. sr d’Ays[1464]m (contract 3 May 1378) MARGUERITE de Pontevès, daughter of BARRAL de Pontevès & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between “Pierre fils aîné de Jean Bérenger Seigneur de Morges” and “Marguerite de Pontevès fille de Barral” is dated 3 May 1378[1465].  Pierre & his wife had children: 

(a)       RAYMOND Bérenger .  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of his wife.  m ALIX Coste, daughter of --- (-after 29 Sep [1411/19]).  The testament of “Alise Coste épouse de Raymond Bérenger fils de Pierre sgr de Morges” is dated 29 Sep [1411/19][1466]

-         SEIGNEURS de MORGES[1467]

(b)       GUIGUES Bérenger .  A charter dated 12 Mar 1418, at the request of “Guigon Bérenger de Morges, fils de Pierre”, records sums due from “Pierre Bérenger de Morges” to “Guigon Costaing, de Vienne...[1468]

ii)         RAYMOND Bérenger .  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract.  m (contract 14 Apr 1379) GUIGONNE d’Esparon, daughter of RAYMOND d’Esparron & his wife ---.  The marriage contract between “Raymond Bérenger fils de Jean sgr de Morges” and “Guigonne d’Esparon fille de feu Raymond” is dated 14 Apr 1379[1469]

iii)        GUILLAUME Bérenger .  A charter dated 12 Jul 1391 lists the properties of “Guillaume Bérenger de Morges fils de Jean” at “Morges et Pipet[1470]

2.         [CATHERINE Bérenger .  Chorier records her parentage (as the daughter of Jean Bérenger [I]) and marriage without citing the corresponding source[1471].  No information has been found with confirms whether Catherine was the daughter ofr Jean [I] or Jean [II].  m HUMBERT Claret Seigneur de Truchenus, son of ---.] 

 

 

Chorier is completely confused about the ancestry of Pierre, named below, whom he says was third son of “Berenger Prince de Royans[1472].  In another passage, he cites charters dated 1207 and 1253 in which he is named, dates which are inconsistent with his suggested parentage[1473].  The best guess is that Pierre was in fact the son of Guigues Bérenger Seigneur de Morges, as suggested below. 

 

PIERRE Bérenger de Morges, son of [GUIGUES Bérenger Seigneur de Morges & his wife ---] (-[13 Jun 1253/21 Sep 1259]).  His parentage is indicated by the 13 Jun 1253 charter quoted below.  A charter dated 23 Oct 1279 records that, after “Pierre de Morges” was captured by “Osasiccha” [maybe Raimbaud Bérenger Seigneur de Royans, see above, or “Ossassica” Seigneur de la Roche-des-Arnauds], the canons of Die sent representatives to secure his land “qui étaient de leur domaine” and that Pierre swore homage to the bishop of Die in the presence of “Raymond Berengarii de Royans, Izoard d’Aix et Guillaume de Clot”, dated to before 1236[1474].  “Pierre de Morges chevalier” acknowledged holding “le château de Gua (Vado)...” and “tout ce qu’il a acquis de son frère Raymond Bérenger en échange de Peyrins” from Guigues Dauphin de Viennois by charter dated 13 Jun 1253[1475].  He was named as deceased in the 21 Sep 1259 marriage contract of his son Fromond, quoted below.  A charter dated 15 Nov 1279 records an enquiry by the chapter of Die into the succession of "quondam D. Petri de Morgiis et Fromundi Berengarii eius filii[1476].  The testament of [his son] “Quatermalla Valentinus et Dyensis canonicus et dominus de Tresmenis”, dated 9 Apr 1288, donated property to the church of Tréminis for the anniversary of “dom. Petri de Morgiis patris mei condam[1477]

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

Pierre & his wife had four children: 

1.         FROMOND Bérenger (-[23 Oct/15 Nov] 1279).  His parentage is confirmed by his marriage contract, which also records that Fromond was granted Sainte-Jalle by his father-in-law.  A charter dated 18 Feb 1263 (O.S.) records the settlement of a dispute between “Pierre Isoard et Fromond de Bérenger, au nom de Sacristane sa femme” concerning “la succession de Raimond Artaud”, Fromond receiving “tout ce qui était en Trièves et au diocèse de Grenoble...” and Pierre Isoard “...son droit aux châteaux de Miribel et de Buart et fief de Guigues de Torane...[1478].  A charter dated 23 Oct 1279 established that “Pierre de Morges et son fils Fromond Berengarii” held “[le] château de Thoranne...” from the bishop of Die, in the presence of “...Odon Alamandi seigneur de Champ...[1479].  A charter dated 15 Nov 1279 records an enquiry by the chapter of Die into the succession of "quondam D. Petri de Morgiis et Fromundi Berengarii eius filii[1480].  The document suggests that Fromond was deceased at the time.  He is named as deceased in the 9 Apr 1288 testament of his brother Quatremalle, quoted below.  m (contract 21 Sep 1259) SACRISTANE de Mison, daughter of BERTRAND de Mison & his wife ---.  The marriage contract of “Fromond Bérenger fils de feu Pierre de Morges” and “Sacristane de Mison fille de Bertrand chevalier seigneur de Ste-Jalle” is dated 21 Sep 1259[1481].  Another document records the same marriage contract between “Formont Béranger fils de Pierre de Morges chevalier” and “Sacristane fille de Bertrand” who granted his daughter “les châteaux de Ste-Jalle, la bâtie de Siellat, Niffotio (Linseuil) et Esparron, et ses droits à Arpavon, en la bâtie de Pennafol et Tarandol” as dowry, dated 21 Sep 1270[1482].  The 16 Feb 1263 (O.S.) document in which her husband is named, quoted above, indicates that the earlier date is correct.  Fromond & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAYNAUD Bérenger (-after 8 Jan [1319/20]).  The testament of “Quatermalla Valentinus et Dyensis canonicus et dominus de Tresmenis”, dated 9 Apr 1288, named “Raynaldum nepotem meum filium eiusdem Fromondi fratris mei condam” as his universal heir[1483].  His parentage is confirmed by the following document: “Raynaud Bérenger seigneur de Tréminis” confirmed the donation of pasturage rights to Durbon made by “feu Pierre de Morges aieul paternel de Fromond Bérenger père dudit Raynaud” by charter dated 2 Nov 1310[1484].  Chorier records his parentage, noting that he swore allegiance to the chapter of Die for “la moitié du château de Foillans” by charter dated Sep 1315[1485].  In another passage, Chorier says that Raynaud Bérenger sold “[la terre] de Prébois” to “Guigue Berenger Seigneur de Morges son cousin” by charter dated 1276 [document not found][1486].  Seigneur de Feuillans et de Tréminis.  He is named in the 8 Jan 1319 charter cited below.  m GALBERGE, daughter of --- (-after 31 Aug 1324).  The testament of “Galberge veuve de Reynaud Bérenger”, dated 31 Aug 1324, bequeathes property to “son fils Bertrand sgr de Tréminis[1487].  Raynaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          BERTRAND Bérenger (-before 23 Jul 1352).  A charter dated 16 Mar 1319 (O.S.?) records the confirmation by “Bertrand Bérenger fils de Raynaud sgr de Feuillans et de Tréminis” of the confirmation made 8 Jan 1319 (O.S.?) by his father of pasturage rights “dans les montagnes et alpages de Tréminis” granted 17 Aug 1247 by “Pierre de Morges” to Durbon[1488].  Seigneur de Feuillans et de Tréminis.  The testament of “Galberge veuve de Reynaud Bérenger”, dated 31 Aug 1324, bequeathes property to “son fils Bertrand sgr de Tréminis[1489].  Seigneur de Prébois.  He was named as deceased in the 23 Jul 1352 charter of his daughter Galburge, cited below.  [m firstly ---.  This first marriage is suggested by Chorier’s reference to Bertrand’s supposed marriage to Béatrix de Sassenage which (while unconfirmed) would only be possible on the assumption of an earlier marriage to the mother of his children.]  [m secondly (1330) as her third husband (Chorier says her second) Béatrix de Sassenage, widow firstly of Aymar Bérenger Seigneur de Pont-en-Royans and secondly of Guy Seigneur de Tullins, daughter of François Seigneur de Sassenage & his wife Agnes de Joinville-Gex (-after 1330).  Chorier records Béatrix’s third marriage to Bertrand Bérenger in 1330[1490].  This information has not been confirmed and would only be compatible with Bertrand’s known marriage to Marguerite de Hautvillard if she was his third wife.]  m [thirdly] MARGUERITE de Hautvillard, daughter of ETIENNE de Hautvillard & his wife --- (-after [13/27] May 1363).  A charter dated 13/27 May 1363 records that “Hugues Aquin” acquired “[le] château de Prébois” following the non-reimbursement of the dowry of “Marguerite de Hautvillard, fille d’Etienne et veuve de Bertrand de Bérenger sgr de Prébois[1491].  Bertrand & his [first] wife had three children: 

(a)       CATHERINE .  The marriage contract between “Odon Allemand sgr de Sainte-Jalle” and “Catherine fille de Bertrand Béranger sgr de Tréminis” is dated Oct 1307[1492]