northern france-cambrai, douai, valenciennes

 

 

v4.1 Updated 28 noviembre 2020

 

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RETURN TO NORTHERN FRANCE INTRODUCTION

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Chapter 1.                CAMBRAI 2

A.         COMTES de CAMBRAI 2

B.         CHÂTELAINS de CAMBRAI 10

C.        SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIS.. 20

D.        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-AUBERT. 21

E.         SEIGNEURS de WALINCOURT. 26

Chapter 2.                DOUAI 34

A.         COMTES de DOUAI 34

B.         CHÂTELAINS de DOUAI 35

C.        SEIGNEURS de LALAING.. 42

D.        SEIGNEURS de MONTIGNY.. 65

Chapter 3.                OSTREVENT, VALENCIENNES. 68

A.         COMTES d’OSTREVENT. 68

B.         COMTES de la MARCHE de VALENCIENNES.. 71

C.        CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (mid-11th CENTURY) 73

D.        CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (SEIGNEURS de RIBEMONT, SEIGNEURS de BOUCHAIN) 75

E.         SEIGNEURS de PROUVY.. 82

 

 

 

This document groups noble families located around Cambrai, Douai and Valenciennes in the north-eastern part of the area categorised as Northern France in Medieval Lands, adjacent to the medieval county of Hainaut.    

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    CAMBRAI

 

 

A.      COMTES de CAMBRAI

 

 

The county of Cambrai developed from the pagus Cameracensis, located to the south-east of the county of Hainaut and to the north of the counties of Artois and Vermandois.  After the Treaty of Verdun in 843, Cambrai fell within the kingdom of Lotharingia.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…Cameracensem…" to King Charles[1].  The earliest recorded count of Cambrai is Raoul, son of Baudouin I Count of Flanders, who was probably installed as count in [888] as explained below.  However, it is uncertain how long Cambrai can have remained under west Frankish rule, as Arnulf King of Germany confirmed the rights of the church of Cambrai by charter dated 6 Jun 894[2], and Arnulf's son Zwentibold King of Lotharingia donated property "villam in pago Cameracensis…Liniacum" to Cambrai and its bishop by charter dated 3 Oct 898[3].  In any case, the Annales Vedastini record that Comte Raoul joined Zwentibold in 895[4].  Raoul was murdered in 896 after being captured by Héribert I Comte de Vermandois.  The next recorded count is Isaac (see below).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[5], Isaac was married to a daughter of Raoul.  The primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  It is likely that it is a speculative connection designed to explain the transmission of the county between Raoul and Isaac.  Comte Raoul was probably under 30 years old when he died, and is unlikely to have been the father of a daughter of marriageable age, even accepting that daughters of the nobility were often married as early as aged 12 at the time.  It is not known whether Isaac succeeded Raoul as count directly.  The charter dated 8 Jun 908 issued by Ludwig IV "das Kind" King of Germany, subscribed by count Isaac, shows that he must have been an eastern Frankish nominee and was already enjoying the comital title at that date[6].  However, Isaac was in the west Frankish camp by 916 when he is named in a charter of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks[7], and he is recorded as one of King Charles's supporters in his 921 meeting with Heinrich I King of Germany[8].  Otto I King of Germany granted the abbey of Saint-Géry, to the exclusion of all lay authority, to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 30 Apr 948[9].  Lay jurisdiction over the county of Cambrai ended in 1007 when Heinrich II King of Germany granted the county to the bishop of Cambrai[10].  However, by that time the comte de Cambrai had also been invested as comte in the march of Valenciennes.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that the comte de Hainaut inherited the lands of "comite Valencenensi" after the last count died without direct heirs[11]

 

 

1.         RAOUL de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN I Count of Flanders & his wife Judith of the West Franks [Carolingian] ([867/70]-murdered 17 Jun 896).  "Rodolphus Cameracensis comes" is named as third of the three sons of Baudouin and his wife Judith in the list of counts of Flanders recorded in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[12].  The Annales Blandinienses records "Rodulfus comes et abba factus est" in 882[13].  The date when he was installed as Comte de Cambrai is not known.  However, his brother Baudouin II Count of Flanders supported the election of Eudes King of France in 888, and it is suggested that Raoul's appointment must have taken place around that time.  Baudouin quarrelled with King Eudes over the succession to the lay abbacy of Saint-Bertin in 892, so it is unlikely that the king would have favoured members of the count's family with a comital appointment after this episode.  He supported his brother's attack on the county of Vermandois, captured Arras, Saint-Quentin and Péronne after 5 Jan 892, but was captured by Héribert I Comte de Vermandois and killed[14].  The Annales Vedastini name "Balduinus…comes et Rodulfus frater eius necnon et Ragnerus" when recording that they joined Zwentibold of Lotharingia in 895[15].  The History of Waulsort monastery records that "Cameracensis comes Rodulfus…regalis consanguinitatis" invaded the territory of "quatuor Heriberti filios" with the consent of "rege Francorum…avunculo suo" but was expulsed[16], but this confuses Raoul, son of Baudouin I, with Comte Raoul [II] de Gouy.  The Annales Vedastini record that "Rodulfus comes" disrupted the peace in 896 and took the property of "Heribertus et Erkingerus", that "Odo rex" besieged "castrum sancti Quintini et Peronam" and expelled Raoul's supporters, and that Heribert killed Raoul[17].  The Annales Blandinienses record that "Rodulfus comes" was killed "IV Kal Iul 896"[18]

 

 

2.         ISAAC (-[946/30 Apr 948] or after 8 Jul 949).  Isaac's parentage is not known.  The date when he was installed as Comte de Cambrai is not known.  However, it was presumably before 8 Jun 908, the date of a charter under which "Hludowicus…rex" donated property "in pago Palanichoge in comitatu Egenonis in loco Ingilinstat" to Hatto Archbishop of Mainz after consulting "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Burchardi, Egenonis et Ysaac"[19].  This document also suggests strongly that Isaac owed his appointment to the German king and therefore that at that time Cambrai must have been within Lotharingian jurisdiction.  Although it is not completely certain that "Ysaac comes" in this charter was Isaac Comte de Cambrai, no other Count Isaac has been identified in the early 10th century.  "Raginarius comes" and the abbot of Stavelot granted property "in pago Hasbanio in locis Honavi, Versines et Serangio" to "quidam fidelium nostrorum Harduinus" by charter dated 911, signed by "Ragenarii comitis, Issaac comitis, Macineri comitis…"[20].  "Isaac et Sigard comites" interceded for the church of Cambrai in a charter of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks dated 22 May 916[21].  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records a dispute between "Isaac comes" and "Fulbertum episcopum"[22].  Flodoard's Annals record that "Berengarius" captured "Giselbertum" and only freed him after receiving "filiis Ragenarii fratris ipsius Gisleberti" as hostages, after which Giselbert ravaged the lands of "Berengarii, Ragenariique fratris sui et Isaac comitis"[23].  Flodoard also refers to "Ysaac comes" in his History of Reims[24].  "…Isaac comitis…" subscribed the charter dated 11 Sep 918 under which "Elstrudis comitissa…cum filiis suis Arnulfo et Adelolfo" donated "hereditatem suam Liefsham…in terra Anglorum in Cantia" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris sui Baldwini"[25].  A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between Charles III "le Simple" King of France and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Matfredus, Erkengerus, Hagano, Boso, Waltherus, Isaac, Ragenberus, Theodricus, Adalardus, Adelelmus" as representatives of the former[26].  Flodoard's Annals record that "Gislebertus…dux et Otho, Isaac atque Theodericus comites" offered the French crown to Louis IV "d'Outremer" King of the West Franks in 939[27].  "…Isaac comitis, Arnulfi filii eius…" signed the charter dated 8 Jul 941 (“regnante Hludowico anno VI”) under which "Arnulfus…regis…marchysus" restored property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[28].  Koch suggests that this chapter was originally dated 949 (“anno XIV”), the change having been made to make it appear that the document was an element of the reform of Gent abbey in 941[29].  The Vita S. Humberti Maricolensis names "Isaac" as comte de Cambrai in a passage dated to 946[30].  It is assumed that Isaac died before 30 Apr 948, the date of a charter under which Otto I King of Germany granted the abbey of Saint-Géry, to the exclusion of all lay authority, to the bishop of Cambrai[31], a step which the king would probably not have taken if a count of Isaac's seniority had still maintained jurisdiction in the town.  This speculation must be incorrect if it is right, as mentioned above, that the charter dated 8 Jul 941, subscribed by Isaac, should be redated to 8 Jul 949.  m ---.  The name of Isaac's wife is not known.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[32], he was married to --- de Cambrai, daughter of Raoul de Flandre Comte de Cambrai & his wife ---, but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  As noted in the Introduction, it is possible that this is a speculative connection designed to explain the transmission of the county between the two individuals.  Comte Isaac & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARNOUL [I] de Cambrai (-967).  "…Isaac comitis, Arnulfi filii eius…" signed the charter dated 8 Jul 941 under which "Arnulfus…regis…marchysus" restored property to Saint-Pierre de Gand[33].  He may be the same person as "comitis sui…Arnulfi" for whose soul "nostra soror Gerbirgis regina" donated property "Dulciacus…in pago Haginao et Crumbrigga in pago Bragbatinse" to Blandigny, the donation confirmed by "Otto…imperator augustus" by charter dated 22 Jan 966[34].]  m BERTA, daughter of [NIBELUNG Graaf van Betuwe & his wife --- de Hainaut] (-[30 Oct] ---- or 16 Jul 967).  Her origin is indicated by her son Arnoul [II] Comte de Valenciennes being recorded as a relative of Balderic [II] Bishop of Liège[35], who was Berta's brother.  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "illustris femina domna Bertha vidua et Deo sacrata comitissa Flandrie" donated property to Saint-Trond on her deathbed for her burial there, and that after she died "Arnulfo...filio suo Flandrensi comiti" donated property in “villam Proviin in castellania Ylensi sitam iuxta fluvium Doulam...silvam...non longe a villa Merwel et unam decimam apud villam...Brustemium”, adding that Berta died “XVII Kal Aug” 967[36].  A charter dated 1146 confirms the donation and names “Regnier et Roger [frères d´Arnoul de Valenciennes]...comtes Eremfrid et Rodolphe [frère et neveu de Baldric Bishop of Utrecht]” as witnesses to the original charter[37].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "III Kal Nov" of "Berte comitisse qui dedit nobis Crehem"[38], which which may refer to the wife of Comte Arnoul [I] as the deaths of her son and grandson are also recorded in the same source.  Comte Arnoul [I] & his wife had [seven] children (it is not certain that all these children shared the same two parents): 

i)          ROGER (-before 29 Jun 983).  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[39].  In the Liber traditionum of the same monastery this donation by "Rogerius" of "hereditatis sue possessionem…Ansoldengim", signed by "Arnulfo juniore marchyso, Arnulfo et Odone et Rainero fratribus suis, Theoderico comite…", is dated 2 Oct 983[40], but the date must be incorrect in light of the next charter.  "Arnulfus comes Valentianensis" donated "hereditatem quandam sui juris Corulis…in pago Karabantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "fratrisque sui Rodgeri defuncti", by charter dated 29 Jun 983[41]

ii)         EUDES (-after 29 Jun 960).  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[42].  In the Liber traditionum of the same monastery this donation by "Rogerius" of "hereditatis sue possessionem…Ansoldengim", signed by "Arnulfo juniore marchyso, Arnulfo et Odone et Rainero fratribus suis, Theoderico comite…", is dated 2 Oct 983[43], but the date must be incorrect as explained above. 

iii)        HUGUES (-after 29 Jun 960).  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[44]

iv)       ARNOUL [II] (-23 Oct 1012).  He is recorded as a relative of Balderic [II] Bishop of Liège[45], who was the possible nephew of Berta, supposed mother of Comte Arnoul [II].  He is named as the son of Berta: The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "illustris femina domna Bertha vidua et Deo sacrata comitissa Flandrie" donated property to Saint-Trond on her deathbed for her burial there, and that after she died "Arnulfo...filio suo Flandrensi comiti" donated property in “villam Proviin in castellania Ylensi sitam iuxta fluvium Doulam...silvam...non longe a villa Merwel et unam decimam apud villam...Brustemium”, adding that Berta died “XVII Kal Aug” 967[46].  His inheritance of the county of Cambrai indicates that Arnoul [II] was most likely also the son of Comte Arnoul [I].  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[47].  In the Liber traditionum of the same monastery this donation by "Rogerius" of "hereditatis sue possessionem…Ansoldengim", signed by "Arnulfo juniore marchyso, Arnulfo et Odone et Rainero fratribus suis, Theoderico comite…", is dated 2 Oct 983[48], but the date must be incorrect as explained above.  Comte de Cambrai.  Comte de la marche de Valenciennes (Comte de Hainaut).  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "comites Godefridus…[et] Arnulfus" defended Cambrai against Lothaire King of the West Franks, during the absence of Emperor Otto II in Poland, dated to 979, and against Eudes de Vermandois who had constructed Vinchy castle near the city[49].  "Arnulfus comes Valentianensis" donated "hereditatem quandam sui juris Corulis…in pago Karabantensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "fratrisque sui Rodgeri defuncti", by charter dated 29 Jun 983, signed by "Arnulfo juniore…marchyso, Theoderico comite et Arnulfo filio eius…"[50].  "…Theoderico comite, Arnulfo comite, Artoldo comite, Baldwino comite, item Arnulfo comite…" signed the charter dated 1 Apr 988 under which "Baldwinus marchysus cum matre sua Susanna" donated "villam Aflingehem…jacentem in pago Tornacinse" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, after the death of "Arnulfi marchysi"[51].  "Arnulfus comes Valencianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filio suo Adalberto" donated "alodem suum…Carvin…super fluviolum Wendinium in pago Karabatensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1 Jan 994[52].  "Arnulfus comes Valentinianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filiio suo Adalberto" donated "ecclesiam in villa Materna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 30 Sep 998[53].  Emperor Otto III confirmed rights in "castellum sancta Marie…in pago Cameracensis ac comitatu Arnolfi comitis" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 21 Apr 1001[54].  Heinrich II King of Germany granted "comitatum Chameracensem" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 22 Oct 1007[55].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Arnulphi comitis que dedit nobis Viusaz"[56], which can be linked to the corresponding entry for his son's death (see below).  m LIUTGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Arnulfus comes Valencianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filio suo Adalberto" donated "alodem suum…Carvin…super fluviolum Wendinium in pago Karabatensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1 Jan 994[57].  "Arnulfus comes Valentinianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filiio suo Adalberto" donated "ecclesiam in villa Materna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 30 Sep 998[58].  She possessed the alleu de Hanret, Hesbaye[59].  Vanderkindere suggests that the wife of Arnoul Comte de Valenciennes may have been Liutgarde, daughter of Robert [I] Comte de Namur, both because the couple's son was named Albert and also because Liutgarde held property at Hanret in Darnau pagus which was divided between Namur and Brabant[60]Comte Arnoul [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ALBERT (-30 Mar after 998).  "Arnulfus comes Valencianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filio suo Adalberto" donated "alodem suum…Carvin…super fluviolum Wendinium in pago Karabatensi" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1 Jan 994[61].  "Arnulfus comes Valentinianensis et uxor sua Lietgardis cum filiio suo Adalberto" donated "ecclesiam in villa Materna" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 30 Sep 998[62].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "III Kal Apr" of "Adelberti comitis que dedit nobis Viozaz"[63], which can be linked to the corresponding entry for his father's death (see above). 

v)        RAINIER (-after 29 Jun 960).  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[64].  In the Liber traditionum of the same monastery this donation by "Rogerius" of "hereditatis sue possessionem…Ansoldengim", signed by "Arnulfo juniore marchyso, Arnulfo et Odone et Rainero fratribus suis, Theoderico comite…", is dated 2 Oct 983[65], but the date must be incorrect as explained above. 

vi)       ROBERT (-after 29 Jun 960).  "Rodgerus" donated "Ansoldingehem villam mei" to Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 29 Jun 960, signed by "Arnulfi…Marchysi, Theoderici comitis, Arnulfi, itemque Arnulfi comitum, Odonis, Hugonis, Arnulfi, Raineri, Rodberti, fratrum…"[66]

vii)      [son .  It is likely that Hugues was the son of one of the named brothers of Arnoul [II] Comte de Cambrai shown above.  m ---.] 

(a)       [HUGUES (-after 1125).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but it is likely that Hugues was the son of one of the brothers of Arnoul [II] Comte de Cambrai.  [Châtelain] de Valenciennes.] 

-         CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES

b)         daughter .  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Foubert Bishop of Cambrai purported to dissolve the marriage between "filiam Isaac" and "Amulricum comitem…ex pago Heinou" on grounds of consanguinity[67], dated to [953/56] because the preceding passage in the same source discusses the Hungarian invasion in 953 and because Bishop Foubert died in 956.  No contemporary Isaac has been identified other than the Comte de Cambrai, so it is assumed that he was the father of Amaury's wife.  m ([separated [953/56]) AMAURY, son of --- (-after 12 Feb 973).  Comte de Hainaut.  [Comte de la Marche de Valenciennes]. 

 

 

1.         GODEFROI (-after 979).  "Otto…rex" granted property "villa Vuambia sitam in pago Heinia in comitatu Godefridi" held by "Engibrandus" by charter dated 13 Jun 958[68].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "comites Godefridus…[et] Arnulfus" defended Cambrai against Lothaire King of the West Franks, during the absence of Emperor Otto II in Poland, dated to 979, and against Eudes de Vermandois who had constructed Vinchy castle near the city[69]

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de CAMBRAI

 

 

The châtelains de Cambrai were appointed by the bishop of Cambrai, to whom the county was transferred in 1007 by Heinrich II King of Germany.  The châtellenie of Cambrai passed to the châtelains de Douai in the mid-11th century. 

 

 

1.         JEAN (-after [975]).  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Iohannes…potens tam Cameracensium quam Vermandensium genere" was appointed to the "maiordomatu" of Cambrai by the bishop, dated to the early 970s, adding that he was insubordinate and that the bishop employed "Walterus quidam Lenensis castri vasallus" to control him and eventually named the latter as replacement châtelain[70]Châtelain de Cambrai

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [I] (-[1011]).  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that the bishop of Cambrai appointed "Walterus quidam Lenensis castri vasallus" as châtelain of Cambrai after dispossessing Jean[71]Châtelain de Cambrai.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that, after the death of “Walterus castellanus”, “filio suo Waltero” invaded the territory of the bishopric of Cambrai and Bishop Herluin died “III Non Feb[72]m ---.  The name of Gauthier's wife is not known.  Gauthier [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] (-murdered 1041).  The Chronicon Sancti Andreæ names "Walterus et pater eius Walterus et nepos eius Hugo"[73]Châtelain de Cambrai.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that, after the death of “Walterus castellanus”, “filio suo Waltero” invaded the territory of the bishopric of Cambrai and Bishop Herluin died “III Non Feb[74].  The Annales Elnonses record that "Walterus Cameracensis castellanus" was killed while praying at the door of "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ"[75].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus" was murdered and left "unicumque filium cum uxore"[76]m as her first husband, ERMENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  The Annales Elnonses name "Ermentrudis" as wife of "Walterus Cameracensis castellanus"[77].  "Ermentrudis relicta Gualteri" donated property "in vico…Braceolus in pago Cameracensi…[et] in pago Attrebatensi in villa…Vitris" to the abbey of Saint-Amand by charter dated 1041[78].  The Vita Domni Lietberti names “Walterius Cameracensis Castellanus” and “uxor Ermentrudis”, adding that she married “tyrannum…Joannem Advocatum Attrebatensem” after her first husband died[79].  She married secondly Jean [I] d'Arras, who succeeded in [1046/48] as Châtelain de Cambrai.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus…uxor Ermentrudis" married "tirannum quondam…Iohannem, advocatum Atrebatensem"[80]Gauthier [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          son .  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus" was murdered and left "unicumque filium cum uxore", adding that the son was "puer" and died soon after[81]

ii)         [ADELA (-before 1046).  Her parentage is deduced from the Chronicon Sancti Andreæ which names "Walterus et pater eius Walterus et nepos eius Hugo"[82], assuming that "nepos" should here be translated as grandson.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage more precisely, and her name, has not yet been identified.  m HUGUES Châtelain de Douai, son of --- (-1051 or after).] 

 

 

The ancestry of Jean avoué of Arras is not known.  However, he is named in two charters with Robert de Béthune (see NORTHERN FRANCE) who is described in other sources as avoué of Saint-Vaast at Arras.  It is possible that they held the same avouerie jointly which suggests that they may have been closely related, maybe even brothers. 

 

1.         JEAN [I], son of --- (-after 1056).  Avoué of Arras before 1038: “...Roberti advocati, Iohannis advocati Attrebatensis, Hugonis Aldenardensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1038 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[83].  “...Iohannis advocati, Roberti advocati, Rodulfi Tornacensis, Rodulfi Gandensis, Hugonis Hauet” subscribed the charter dated 1046 under which Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed possessions of the abbey of Marciennes[84].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "tirannum quondam…Iohannem, advocatum Atrebatensem" married the widow of "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus…uxor Ermentrudis" and was appointed Châtelain de Cambrai, dated to [1046/48][85].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that he was deposed as châtelain by bishop Liébert, after 1056[86]m as her second husband, ERMENTRUDE, widow of GAUTHIER [II] Châtelain de Cambrai, daughter of ---.  The Annales Elnonses name "Ermentrudis" as wife of "Walterus Cameracensis castellanus"[87].  The Vita Domni Lietberti names “Walterius Cameracensis Castellanus” and “uxor Ermentrudis”, adding that she married “tyrannum…Joannem Advocatum Attrebatensem” after her first husband died[88].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "Gualterus Cameracensis castellanus…uxor Ermentrudis" married "tirannum quondam…Iohannem, advocatum Atrebatensem"[89]

 

 

HUGUES [I] de Douai, son of HUGUES Châtelain de Douai & his wife Adela --- (-1111 or after).  The Chronicon Sancti Andreæ names "Walterus et pater eius Walterus et nepos eius Hugo"[90].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that the bishop of Cambrai installed "Hugonem Gualteri castellani defuncti nepotem…adhuc puer" as Châtelain de Cambrai, under the tutorship of "propinquum quondam Ansellum" (Anselme de Ribemont Comte d'Ostrevent)[91].  "Walterus Duacensis" bought property from "fratre suo" [indicating Hugues [I] de Douai], with the consent of "Adriana…sua uxore, eorumque filio Symone" [both referring back to Hugues], by charter dated to [1074][92].  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) names "Hugo de Osgiacho filius Hugonis castellanus Cameracensis" when recording that he was installed as châtelain de Cambrai[93].  The text also refers to "comes Robertus", which presumably refers to Robert II Count of Flanders.  As count Robert died in 1111, this passage must refer to Hugues [I].  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “...Hugo castellanus, Amalricus Rufus dictus de Marcoeng gener eius...[94].  "Gautherii, prius castellani Duacensis, modo autem clerici, Hugonis, fratris eiusdem, Cameraco, Rogeri castellani de Insula, Frimoldi de eadem Insula…" signed the charter dated 3 Feb 1097 which records the settlement of a dispute between the count of Flanders and the abbey of Saint-Martin de Tours[95]

m ADA [Adriana], daughter of ---.  The Gesta Cameracensium names "iuvenculam Adam neptem Richeldis Montensis comitiissæ" as wife of Hugues Châtelain de Cambrai[96].  Her family relationship with Richildis de Hainaut Ctss de Mons has not been established.  "Walterus Duacensis" bought property from "fratre suo" [indicating Hugues [I] de Douai], with the consent of "Adriana…sua uxore, eorumque filio Symone" [both referring back to Hugues], by charter dated to [1074][97]

Hugues [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         SIMON d'Oisy (-before his father).  "Walterus Duacensis" bought property from "fratre suo" [indicating Hugues [I] de Douai], with the consent of "Adriana…sua uxore, eorumque filio Symone" [both referring back to Hugues], by charter dated to [1074][98]

-        OISY FAMILY[99]

2.         HUGUES [II] d'Oisy (-16 Oct after 1133)Châtelain de Cambrai.  Seigneur d'Oisy et de Crèvecœur.  Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[100].  He became a monk at Vaucelles.  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “XVII Kal Nov” of “Hugonis Cameracensis[101]m HILDIARDE de Mons, daughter of GOSSUIN [I] de Mons & his wife Ermengarde --- (-31 Mar 1145).  The Annales Cameracenses record the death "II Kal Apr" in 1145 of "castellana Heldiurdis"[102].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “II Kal Apr” of “Heldiardis de Oisy[103]Hugues [II] & his wife had six children: 

a)         SIMON d'Oisy (-before [1171]).  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) names "Symon, castellani Hugonis filius"[104].  “Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[105]Châtelain de Cambrai.  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) records the capture of Simon at Oisy by the count of Flanders[106].  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[107].  "Ada de Firmitate Ansculfi" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the consent of "domini Symonis sponsi mei vicecomitis Meldis…filiorum nostrorum Gilonis…et Hugonis et filiæ Matildis", by charter dated to [1160][108].  "Simon vicecomes Meldensis…etiam Ada vicecomitissa" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, for the soul of "filii nostri Gilonis", with the consent of "filii nostri Hugo et Petrus et filia nostra Heldealdis", by charter dated to [1164][109].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][110]"Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[111]m ADA de la Ferté-Ancoul, daughter of GEOFFROY Vicomte de la Ferté-Ancoul[-sous-Jouarre] & his wife Constance de Vermandois (-after [1171]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to (but does not name) the third of the daughters of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Ioifrido de Firmitate-Galceri" and parents of "uxorem Simonis de Oisiaco"[112].  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[113].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 1177 under which [her son-in-law] "Andreas dominus de Feritate Gaucherii" confirmed donations to Molesme made by "Gaucherius quondam dominus de Feritate Gaucherii…pro anima uxoris suæ Elizabeth…Elias filius eius"[114].  "Ada de Firmitate Ansculfi" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the consent of "domini Symonis sponsi mei vicecomitis Meldis…filiorum nostrorum Gilonis…et Hugonis et filiæ Matildis", by charter dated to [1160][115].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][116]"Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[117].  "Ada Meldensium vicecomitissa" made her testament, for the souls of "mariti mei, Gilonis filii mei", with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Cameracensis castellanus…Petrus Cameracensis archidiaconus filius meus, Andreas de Firmitate Gaucheri et Heldiardis uxor sua filia mea", by charter dated to [1171][118]Simon & his wife had five children: 

i)          GILLES d'Oisy (-killed in battle 1164).  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[119].  "Ada de Firmitate Ansculfi" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the consent of "domini Symonis sponsi mei vicecomitis Meldis…filiorum nostrorum Gilonis…et Hugonis et filiæ Matildis", by charter dated to [1160][120].  "Simon vicecomes Meldensis…etiam Ada vicecomitissa" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, for the soul of "filii nostri Gilonis", with the consent of "filii nostri Hugo et Petrus et filia nostra Heldealdis", by charter dated to [1164][121]

ii)         HUGUES [III] d'Oisy (-29 Aug 1189).  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[122].  "Ada de Firmitate Ansculfi" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the consent of "domini Symonis sponsi mei vicecomitis Meldis…filiorum nostrorum Gilonis…et Hugonis et filiæ Matildis", by charter dated to [1160][123].  "Simon vicecomes Meldensis…etiam Ada vicecomitissa" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, for the soul of "filii nostri Gilonis", with the consent of "filii nostri Hugo et Petrus et filia nostra Heldealdis", by charter dated to [1164][124].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][125]"Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[126].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 under which "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirmed an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[127]Châtelain de Cambrai.  "Ada Meldensium vicecomitissa" made her testament, for the souls of "mariti mei, Gilonis filii mei", with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Cameracensis castellanus…Petrus Cameracensis archidiaconus filius meus, Andreas de Firmitate Gaucheri et Heldiardis uxor sua filia mea", by charter dated to [1171][128].  "…Hugonis de Oisi…" signed the charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177 under which Philippe Count of Flanders declared that his older sister renounced the inheritance of her brother [129].  He became a monk at Messines in [1177].  "Hugo de Oisiaco vicecomes Meldensis, castellanus Cameracensis" donated property to "ecclesiam B. Mariæ de Pratis", for the soul of "uxoris meæ Margaretæ", by charter dated 1189[130].  The necrology of the Prieuré de Collinances records the death "29 Aug" of "vicecomes Hugo"[131]m firstly (after 1158) as her second husband, GERTRUDE de Flandre, divorced wife of HUMBERT III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie, daughter of THIERRY I Count of Flanders & his second wife Sibylle d'Anjou (-3 Mar after 1186).  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana names (in order) "Philippum, Matheum, Petrum et tres filias" as the children of "Theodericus filius ducis Alsatie [et] Sibillam", not naming the daughters but specifying that "quarum primogenita nupsit Amico comiti Intermontano"[132].  The Flandria Generosa names (in order) "Gertrudem et Margaretam" as the two daughters of Count Thierry & his second wife[133].  The Flandria Generosa, in a later manuscript, names "Gertrudis primogenita" and her first husband "comiti de Moriana", from whom she was separated, and her second husband "Hugoni de Oisi", specifying that she later became a nun at "Mencinis"[134].  Philippe Count of Flanders, on the point of leaving on crusade, declared that "sororis mee Gertrudis quondam Morianensis comitisse" had renounced her inheritance before becoming a nun, by charter dated [24 Apr/12 Jun] 1177[135].  She became a nun at Messines [1177].  m secondly ([1183]) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Blois, daughter of THIBAUT V Comte de Blois et de Chartres & his second wife Alix de France (-12 Jul 1230).  "…Filiis quoque et filiabus meis Theobaldo et Ludovico atque Henrico, Margarita et Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus Blesensis comes, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1183[136].  "Hugo vicecomes Meldensis" donated property to Cavea monastery, with the consent of "domina Margarete uxore mea", by charter dated to [1185][137].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 under which "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirmed an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[138].  "Hugo de Oisiaco vicecomes Meldensis, castellanus Cameracensis" donated property to "ecclesiam B. Mariæ de Pratis", for the soul of "uxoris meæ Margaretæ", by charter dated 1189[139].  She married secondly ([1190]) Otto von Staufen Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, [Hohenstaufen], and thirdly (after 1200) Gauthier [II] Seigneur d'Avesnes.  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "la fille dou conte Thibaut de Blois" being the wife of "Otes dus de Borgoigne"[140].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" married "Margareta comitatus Blesensis hærede"[141].  She succeeded her nephew in 1218 as Ctss de Blois, Vicomtesse de Châteaudun.  "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirmed an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[142].  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[143]

iii)        PIERRE d'Oisy (-[1177/79]).  "Simon vicecomes Meldensis…etiam Ada vicecomitissa" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, for the soul of "filii nostri Gilonis", with the consent of "filii nostri Hugo et Petrus et filia nostra Heldealdis", by charter dated to [1164][144].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][145].  Archdeacon 1169.  "Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[146].  "Ada Meldensium vicecomitissa" made her testament, for the souls of "mariti mei, Gilonis filii mei", with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Cameracensis castellanus…Petrus Cameracensis archidiaconus filius meus, Andreas de Firmitate Gaucheri et Heldiardis uxor sua filia mea", by charter dated to [1171][147]Elected Bishop of Cambrai 1177. 

iv)       HILDIARDE d'Oisy (-[before 1177]).  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[148].  "Simon vicecomes Meldensis…etiam Ada vicecomitissa" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, for the soul of "filii nostri Gilonis", with the consent of "filii nostri Hugo et Petrus et filia nostra Heldealdis", by charter dated to [1164][149].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][150]"Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[151].  Vicomtesse de Meaux.  "Andreas Firmitatis Gaucherii hereditario jure protector et dominus" donated property to "Sosmensis" monastery, with the consent of "Hildeardis uxor mea", by charter dated 1169[152].  "Ada Meldensium vicecomitissa" made her testament, for the souls of "mariti mei, Gilonis filii mei", with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Cameracensis castellanus…Petrus Cameracensis archidiaconus filius meus, Andreas de Firmitate Gaucheri et Heldiardis uxor sua filia mea", by charter dated to [1171][153].  Henri Comte de Troyes confirmed that “Andreas dominus de Feritate Gaucherii” had confirmed donations to Molesme made by his predecessor “bone memorie Gaucherius quondam dominus de Feritate Gaucherii...Helias filius eius” (for the soul of “uxoris sue Elizabeth”) and donated property himself for the soul of “uxoris sue Holdeardisby charter dated [24 Apr 1177/9 Apr 1178][154]m ANDRE de Montmirail Seigneur de la Ferté-Gaucher, son of HELIE de Montmirail & his wife Adelais de Pleurs (-before 1180).  Their son André de Montmirail inherited the Châtellenie de Cambrai[155]

v)        MATHILDE d'Oisy .  "Symon Cameracensis castellanus" granted duty exemptions to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the approval of "uxor mea Ada et Gilius filius meus", by charter dated 1156, witnessed by "Ade uxoris mee, Gilii filii mei, Hugonis filii mei, Heldiardis filie mee, Matheldis filie mee…"[156].  "Ada de Firmitate Ansculfi" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the consent of "domini Symonis sponsi mei vicecomitis Meldis…filiorum nostrorum Gilonis…et Hugonis et filiæ Matildis", by charter dated to [1160][157].  "Simon Firmitatis Ansculfi vicecomes et uxor mea Ada" donated property to "Radoliensis" monastery, with the support of "filiis et filiabus meis Hugone et Petro, necnon Heldiarde et Mathilde", by charter dated to [1165][158]"Symon...dominus de Oisi filiusque meus Hugo" donated property to Ourscamp Notre-Dame, with the consent of “ceteri liberi mei Petrus...archidiaconus Cameracensis et Heldegardis et Mathildis, uxorque mea Ada, conjux que filii mei...Gertrudis”, by charter dated 1169[159]

b)         CLEMENCE d'Oisy (-23 Jun after [1165]).  “Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[160].  "Guilelmus jure hereditario Betuniensis advocatus" donated property to the church of Saint-Pry, with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea filioque meo Roberto", by charter dated to [1138][161].  "Robertum Bethunensium advocatum et matrem meam Clemenciam" confirmed donations to the priory of Saint-Pry-lez-Béthune, with the consent of "uxore mea Adelide et sorore mea Maltide et Roberto filio meo", by charter dated to [1165][162].  “Clementiæ dominæ de Chokes, matri Roberti advocati de Bethunia” donated “terram…Mansus” to "abbas S. Johannis de Chokes", with the consent of "filio eius Roberto Betuniensi advocato et uxore eius Adelide et filiis eius Roberto, Baldewyno, Willermo et filia eius Clementia"[163].  The necrology of Béthune Saint-Barthélemy records the death “IX Kal Jul” of “Clementia mater Roberti Rufi[164]m GUILLAUME [I] de Béthune, son of ROBERT [IV] “le Gros” Seigneur de Béthune & his wife --- ([1080/95]-20 Mar 1138). 

c)         MATHILDE d´Oisy .  “Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[165]

d)         MARIE d´Oisy .  “Hugo castellanus de Cambray et dominus de Oisy” donated property to Saint-Eloi on the day “Willermus Biturniensis advocatus” married “Clementiam filiam meam”, in the presence of and confirmed by “filio meo Simone et filiabus Clementia, Matilde, Maria”, undated witnessed by “Willermus Bituniensis advocatus...[166]

e)         ERMENGARDE d'Oisy .  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) refers to "Symon…sororis suæ…uxor Gerardi" but does not name his sister[167]m GERARD [II] de Saint-Aubert dit Maufilastre, avocat de Saint-Aubert et de Busigny, son of --- (-after May 1153). 

f)          GONDREA d'Oisy .  amita of Robert de Béthune. 

3.         SIMON d'Oisy .  1111. 

4.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1096 under which “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey, in the presence of “...Hugo castellanus, Amalricus Rufus dictus de Marcoeng gener eius...[168]m AMAURY Rufus de Marcoeng, son of --- (-after 1096). 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIS

 

 

Beauvois-en-Cambrésis is located about 15 kilometres east of Cambrai in the present-day French département of Nord, arrondissement Cambrai, canton Carnières.  In secondary sources, Beauvois is often named “Beauvoir”.  Europäische Stammtafeln says that “les Sires de Beauvoir” were “de la maison de Walincourt”[169].  No other reference to this descent has been found, although the names given to the male members of the two families are similar which indicates that a family connection would not be surprising.  Only a broad outline of this family has been attempted.  Primary sources which confirm the fuller reconstruction shown by Europäische Stammtafeln have not been found. 

 

 

1.         BAUDOUIN [I] de Beauvois (-after 1218).  “Balduini de Biauvoir” sealed a charter dated 1202 relating to “[le] bois de Manaincourt[170].  Villehardouin names “...Baudouin de Beauvoir...” among those who left with Henri de Champagne on crusade and records his exploits[171].  “Baldovini de Belvoir” sealed a charter dated 1218 granting exemption from “[les] droits de vinage” to Vaucelles abbey[172]

 

2.         ADAM de Beauvois (-after Feb 1243).  “Ade de Bello Visu militis” sealed a charter dated Feb 1242 (O.S.?)[173]

 

3.         BAUDOUIN [II] de Beauvois (-after Sep 1293).  “Messire Bauduin de Biauvoir” sealed a charter dated Sep 1293 relating to “coutume d’Avelu-le-Petit[174]

 

 

Two siblings.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, they were children of Baudouin [I] de Beauvois who is named above[175].  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  

 

1.         MATHIEU de Beauvois (-after May 1262).  Seigneur de Beauvois.  “Mathei militis domini de B---oir” sealed the charter dated Sep 1260 executing the testament of “Adèle de Beauvois[176] (see below under Mathieu’s supposed sister Alix).  The May 1262 charter quoted below under his daughter suggests that her father was alive at that date.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Mathieu’s wife has not been identified.  Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Mathilde 1240/43”[177].  Mathieu & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Beauvois (-before 1300).  “Robert de Beaumets second fils de Gillion châtelain de Bapaume seigneur de Beaumetz” agreed to indemnify Guy Count of Flanders for a payment agreed on the marriage of “Gillion de Beaumets son frère avec Dlle Jeannain fille du seigneur de Beauvoir” by charter dated May 1262[178]Dame de Beauvois.  “Vallerans de Lucembourg sires de Liney, chlrs, et Jehanne sa femme” granted rights to Ligny by charter dated Sep 1276, in a vidimus dated 28 Apr 1503[179].  “Jehenne dame de Beavoir et de ---” sealed a charter dated Sep 1282 confirming the donation of “un manoir à Barastre” to Saint-Aubert[180].  "Henrys de Luxembourg sire de Liney" founded anniversaries for the souls of “son...pere monseigneur Walerans de Luxembourg et...madame Ieanne de Beauvoir sa mere” by charter dated 1300[181]m firstly ([May 1262]) GILLES [III] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume, son of GILLES [II] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume & his first wife Ida de Iroine (-[1272]).  m secondly (after [1272]) WALERAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ligny, son of HENRI V Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Marguerite de Bar Dame de Ligny-en-Barrois (-killed in battle Worringen [Wary] 5 Jun 1288).   

2.         ALIX de Beauvois (-before Sep 1260).  Her parentage is indicated by the Sep 1260 of her husband.  m as his first wife, GERARD de Landas Seigneur d’Esne, son of --- (-after Sep 1260).  “Gérard de Landas chevalier seigneur d’Esne”, noting that “dame Alice ma défunte épouse” had bequeathed property to the poor and named “le seigneur de Beauvois...” as her executors, confirmed the bequest, approved by “Mathieu seigneur de Beauvois”, by charter dated Sep 1260[182]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de SAINT-AUBERT

 

 

Saint-Aubert is located in the present-day French département of Nord, about 20 kilometres east of Cambrai. 

 

1.         GERARD [I] de Saint-Aubert (-after 1096).  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “...Gerardus de Sto. Auberto...[183]

 

2.         GILLES [I] de Saint-Aubert (-after May 1119).  Seigneur de Saint-Aubert.  “Ægidius miles dominus de Sancto Auberto et M--- uxor mea” donated “decimationes in parochia de Bursta et Bambrugghe et Vleckem et Borsbeka” to Forest by charter dated May 1119[184]m M---, daughter of --- (-after May 1119).  “Ægidius miles dominus de Sancto Auberto et M--- uxor mea” donated “decimationes in parochia de Bursta et Bambrugghe et Vleckem et Borsbeka” to Forest by charter dated May 1119[185]

 

 

Four brothers (it is not known whether all four shared both parents): 

1.         GERARD [II] de Saint-Aubert dit Maufilastre (-after May 1153).  Barthélemy Bishop of Cambrai confirmed the donation of “alodium de S. Germano, villas de Paciis, de Estrea” made to Famy abbey by “Guidone de Guisia consanguineo nostro” with the consent of “uxoris suæ Aeluidis quæ vulgo Machania dicitur”, by charter dated Dec 1120, in the presence of “Gerardi de S. Auberto...[186].  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[187].  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[188].  Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai confirmed donations to Cambrai Saint-André, in the presence of “...Gerardo dicto Malofiliastro...”, by charter dated May 1153[189].  He is named in the Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos which records that [his son] "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[190]m ERMENGARDE d’Oisy, daughter of HUGUES [II] Châtelain de Cambrai, Seigneur d'Oisy et de Crèvecœur & his wife Hildiarde de Mons.  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) refers to "Symon…sororis suæ…uxor Gerardi" but does not name his sister[191]Gérard [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert (-after 1173, maybe after Jun 1184).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Egidius de Sancto Oberto" as "ex sua hereditate summus Hanoniensis curie dapifer" and “ex parte Mathildis uxoris sue summus camerarius”, adding that he acquired “Businias villam” [Busignies], where he built a castle which he held as a fief from “comite Hanoniensi Balduino, Balduini comitis et Alidis comitisse filio”, and “Bohain...villam[192].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[193].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records "Iacobus de Avethnis, Egidius de Sancto Oberto, Rasso de Gaura" among the knights who served Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut at the siege of "castrum Bretenghes" [Brettingen] in the war with “Henricus comes Namurcensis et Lusceleborch”, dated to 1172 in a later passage[194].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records in 1173 “tempore hiemali” that "miles...Egidius de Sancto Oberto in castro suo Businiis egrotavit", arranged his inheritance, and in his illness “signum crucis Domini sibi assumpsit[195].  [“...Egidii de S. Auberto...” subscribed the charter dated Jun 1184 under which “Hugo de Oisi Camerac. castellan.” donated “circa villam de Maineriis et vallem Crepicordii” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert at the synod called by “Rogero Episcopo[196].  This charter may refer to Gilles de Saint-Aubert if he recovered from his illness in 1173.  Otherwise it may refer to his son Gilles, although the latter is more usually referred to as Gilles de Berlaimont.]  m firstly (1151) as her second husband, BERTHE de Ribemont, widow of OTTO Comte de Duras, daughter of GODEFROI [II] de Ribemont Châtelain de Valenciennes Seigneur de Bouchain & his wife Yolande van Geldern.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[197].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius…adolescens, natus ex Gerardi Malo-filiastro" married "Bertam, comitis Balduini Hainoensis sororem non germanam", without the consent of the count, in 1151[198].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius natus ex Gerardi Malo-privigno" built "turrim de Businiis" in 1170[199]m secondly MATHILDE de Berlaimont, daughter of GILLES de Chin Seigneur de Berlaimont & his wife Eva de Chièvres.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that, after the death of his first wife, "Egidius [de Sancto Oberto]" married "Mathildem de Berlainmont, Egidii de Cin et Damison de Cirvia filiam, que Mathildis ex parte patris sui hereditaria Berlainmont et summam Hanoniensis curie camerariam tenuit"[200]Gilles [II] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          GERARD de Saint-Aubert (-after May 1216).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[201].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Egidius de Sancto Oberto in castro suo Businiis egrotavit", was in his illness visited by “dominus suus Balduinus comes Hanoniensis” from whom he held “castrum suum Businiis” with the consent of “primi filii sui Gerardi, quem de prima uxore sua Berta...ipsius comitis amita” and “secundo filio suo Egidio quem de secunda uxore Matilde de Berlenmont habebat[202].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut "et eius uxor Marghareta comitissa" granted “villam Riwam prope Cameracum” [Rieux near Cambrai] to “Gerardum de Sancto Oberto fidelem suum et consobrinum” who relinquished “terram Ostrevannum”, dated to 1195[203].  “...Gerardus de Sancto Oberto...Hugo de Sancto Oberto...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[204].  “...Gerardi de S. Auberto...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[205].  A manuscript dated to 1210 records "dominus de Sancto Oberto...dapifer qui vulgariter senescalcus dicitur", who had “in villa Sancti Oberti munitionem...et advocatiam”, became “senescalcus totius comitatus Hainoie, tam in dominatione Montensi quam in dominatione Valencenensi et in Ostrevanensi” with “caput senescalcie sue...in villa Sancti Auberti[206].  “Gerardus de Sancto Auberto dominus” donated “decimas de Onhaia” to Waulsort by charter dated Mar 1212 (O.S.)[207].  Hugues Bishop of Liège confirmed the donation of “decimas de Unhaie” to Waulsort “post decessum viri nobilis Gerardi de Sancto Auberto” by charter dated 29 Mar 1215 (O.S.)[208].  “Gerardus de Sancto Auberto dominus” donated “decimam...in parrochia Hunhaye” to Waulsort by charter dated May 1216[209]

ii)         --- de Saint-Aubert .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[210].  m NICOLAS [I] de Barbançon, son of ISAAC de Barbançon & his wife --- de Rumigny (-after 1202). 

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

iii)        GILLES [III] de Saint-Aubert [de Berlaimont] (-[Aug 1218/Mar 1224]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Egidius de Sancto Oberto" and “Mathildis uxoris sue” had “filium...Egidium[211].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "miles...Egidius de Sancto Oberto in castro suo Businiis egrotavit", was in his illness visited by “dominus suus Balduinus comes Hanoniensis” from whom he held “castrum suum Businiis” with the consent of “primi filii sui Gerardi, quem de prima uxore sua Berta...ipsius comitis amita” and “secundo filio suo Egidio quem de secunda uxore Matilde de Berlenmont habebat[212].  “...Egidius de Berlenmont...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[213]Seigneur de Berlaimont

-         SEIGNEURS de BERLAIMONT

2.         [ANSELME de Lievin (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[214].]  m ---.  Anselme & his wife had one child: 

a)         GILLES de Lievin (-after 1144).  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[215]m (before 1144) MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Egidius de Lievin miles” reached agreement with Cambrai Saint-Aubert concerning “villam...S. Vedastus”, on the advice of “D. Gerardi de S. Auberto patrui mei” and the approval of “uxoris meæ Mathildis”, by charter dated 1144[216]

3.         [HUGUES de Premont (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[217].] 

4.         [GILLES de Busignies (-after 1129).  “...Gerardus de S. Auberto, Anselmus de Levin, Hugo de Premont, Ægidius de Busignies fratres dicti Gerardi...” witnessed the charter dated Jul 1129 under which “Hugo castellanus de Cambrai et dom. de Oisy” donated property to Mont Saint-Eloi[218].  He presumably died without direct heirs as the castle of Busignies is later recorded with Gilles de Saint-Aubert his nephew (see above).] 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Saint-Aubert (-after 28 Jul 1200).  “...Gerardus de Sancto Oberto...Hugo de Sancto Oberto...” subscribed the charter dated 28 Jul 1200 which declared the laws of the county of Hainaut[219]

 

 

1.         AUBRY de Chièvres (-after 1208).  “R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils”, and by “Hugues de Florennes du consentement de Nicolas précité et de Béatrix sa mère”, by charter dated 1208, witnessed by “...Walterus de Gavera, Albricus de Cirvia, Gozuinus de Lidekerke[220]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de WALINCOURT

 

 

Walincourt, now Walincourt-Selvigny, is located about 15 kilometres south-east of Cambrai in the present-day French département of Nord, arrondissement Cambrai, canton Clary.  Guiot, in his early 20th century study of the Walincourt family, records mentions of other family members named by Le Carpentier in the text of his history of Cambrai.  Unfortunately, Le Carpentier is so unreliable as a source that these mentions have not been copied into the reconstruction shown below, unless corroborated by primary source documentation.  Guiot also lists additional unconnected probable family members cited during the 14th century[221], details of whom have not been copied either. 

 

 

1.         ADAM [I] de Walincourt (-after 1177).  Thibaut Bishop of Amiens confirmed the agreement between Cambrai Saint-André and “nobilem virum Adamus de Walencurt” concerning “nemoris de Seuleche...terræ de Berelgiis” and other properties, with the consent of “filii eius Balduinus et Mathæus”, by charter dated 1174, signed by “Adæ de Vallencurt, Ioiæ uxoris eius, et Balduini et Matthæi filiorum suorum...[222].  Two charters dated 1177 are sealed by “Ade de Wallencurt[223]m JOIE, daughter of --- (-after 1174).  Thibaut Bishop of Amiens confirmed the agreement between Cambrai Saint-André and “nobilem virum Adamus de Walencurt” concerning “nemoris de Seuleche...terræ de Berelgiis” and other properties, with the consent of “filii eius Balduinus et Mathæus”, by charter dated 1174, signed by “Adæ de Vallencurt, Ioiæ uxoris eius, et Balduini et Matthæi filiorum suorum...[224].  Adam [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         BAUDOUIN de Walincourt .  Thibaut Bishop of Amiens confirmed the agreement between Cambrai Saint-André and “nobilem virum Adamus de Walencurt” concerning “nemoris de Seuleche...terræ de Berelgiis” and other properties, with the consent of “filii eius Balduinus et Mathæus”, by charter dated 1174, signed by “Adæ de Vallencurt, Ioiæ uxoris eius, et Balduini et Matthæi filiorum suorum...[225]A charter dated 1189 is sealed by “Baudouin de Walincourt[226]

b)         MATHIEU de Walincourt (-after Apr 1201).  Thibaut Bishop of Amiens confirmed the agreement between Cambrai Saint-André and “nobilem virum Adamus de Walencurt” concerning “nemoris de Seuleche...terræ de Berelgiis” and other properties, with the consent of “filii eius Balduinus et Mathæus”, by charter dated 1174, signed by “Adæ de Vallencurt, Ioiæ uxoris eius, et Balduini et Matthæi filiorum suorum...[227].  “...Mathæi de Wallincourt...” subscribed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated various properties on leaving on crusade[228]

 

 

1.         --- .  The chronology suggests that Isabelle’s husband was one of the brothers Baudouin or Mathieu de Walincourt who are named above.  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  Presumably her husband was seigneur de Walincourt.  m ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Isabelle” donated “la grosse et menue dîme de Sequehart”, for prayers “pour l’aîné de ses fils tué sous les murs d’Adrinople” by undated charter[229].  Five children: 

a)         MATHIEU de Walincourt (-killed in battle Adrianople [14] Apr 1305).  “Matthaeus de Wallencort” founded “in ecclesia de Preumont capellaniam” by charter dated 27 Mar 1202[230].  Villehardouin names “...Mathieu de Wallincourt...” among those who left with Henri de Champagne on crusade and records his exploits, and his death at the siege of Adrianople [1205][231].  “Mathieu de Walincourt” sold “les deux tiers de la dixme de Prémont” to the chapter of Saint-Quentin, ratified by “Adam de Walincourt, frère du vendeur”, by charter dated 1206[232].  “Isabelle” donated “la grosse et menue dîme de Sequehart”, for prayers “pour l’aîné de ses fils tué sous les murs d’Adrinople” by undated charter[233], confirmed by “Bauduin Buridan sire de Walincourt et frère du défunt” by charter dated 1237[234]

b)         ADAM [II] de Walincourt (-Nov 1218)Seigneur de Walincourt.  "Adam dominus de Waulaincort" confirmed the donation to Cantimpré abbey made by "Hugo Fornier homo meus" by charters dated Mar 1204 and Apr 1207, the latter witnessed by “...Balduino Buridam...[235].  “Mathieu de Walincourt” sold “les deux tiers de la dixme de Prémont” to the chapter of Saint-Quentin, ratified by “Adam de Walincourt, frère du vendeur”, by charter dated 1206[236]Châtelain d’Ypres et Seigneur de Bailleul, de iure uxoris.  Warnkoenig cites two unpublished charters of the chapter of Zonnebeke which name “Adam châtelain d’Ypres et de Bailleul et seigneur de Walincourt et de Mabilie son épouse[237].  "Agnes de Balluele domina de Fenaing et…Adam de Walencourt et uxor mea Mabilia filia ipsius Agnetis" donated revenue from Fenaing to the church of Beaurepaire by charter dated 28 Jun 1212[238].  "Adam dominus de Wallincourt castellanus Yprensis et Ballioli et Isabella [error for Mabilia] uxor mea" founded the church of Wallincourt near Cambrai by charter dated 14 Jul 1218[239].  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Nov” of “dni Adæ dicti Buridan de Walincuria...fundatoris canonicorum et prebendarum huius ecclie Walincuriane et eius uxoris Mabilie[240].  His wife is named with her second husband in a charter dated Oct 1219 (see the document FLANDERS NOBILITY). 

c)         BAUDOUIN “Buridan” de Walincourt (-[1242])Seigneur de Walincourt.  Baudouin authorised the chapter of Walincourt to erect a new church and confirmed donations made by “son frère Adam” by charter dated 1218[241].  Charters dated 1229 and 1233 are sealed by “Baudeuini Brident” and “B---ni domini de Wallencurt[242].  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[243].  Guiot records that he died “sans postérité, vers l’an 1242”, noting bequests under his testament[244].  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Sep” of “dni Balduini de Wall. dicti Buridan secundi fundatoris canonicatuum et Idæ uxoris eius[245]m as her first husband, IDA Dame de Baudour, daughter of --- (-after 1242).  A manuscript at Cambrai records that “Bauduin Buridan seigneur de Walincourt” married “fille au côte de Saint-Valéry[246].  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Sep” of “dni Balduini de Wall. dicti Buridan secundi fundatoris canonicatuum et Idæ uxoris eius[247]Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Ide de Jauche Dame de Baudour et d’Aymeries” (no parents named)[248].  The primary source which confirms this family origin has not been identified.  Gérard [II] de Jauche is recorded with a daughter named Ida in a charter dated Apr 1238 (see the document BRABANT LOUVAIN).  The document does not name her husband, which seems unlikely if she has been the wife of Baudouin “Buridan”.  She married secondly Raoul de Beaumetz.  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "filia…domini Radulphi de Couchi Agnes" married "domino de Beaumés Egidio castellano de Bapalmes", by whom she had "quatuor…filios...quorum...secundus…Radulphus uxorem duxit dominam de Baudour relictam domini de Walaincourt et sine liberis mortuus est..."[249]

d)         JOIE de Walincourt (-[1242/Apr 1250]).  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[250]Dame de Walincourt.  Gauthier Seigneur d’Avesnes confirmed the sale made by “noble dame Joye, autrefois Seigneur (sic) de Walincourt” to the church of Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of “ses fils et héritiers...Jean seigneur de Dours et Nicolas chevaliers”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1260[251]m NICOLAS de Dours Seigneur de Dours, son of ---. 

e)         --- de Walincourt .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Jacobo de Avesnes…fratre suo…[advocatum] de Flammengeriaprimogenitus dominus Nicolaus" married "sorore Balduini Buridan domini de Walaincourt"[252]m NICOLAS d’Avesnes Avoué de La Flamengerie, son of FASTRE d’Avesnes Avoué de La Flamengerie & his wife ---. 

 

 

1.         NICOLAS de Dours .  Seigneur de Dours.  m JOIE de Walincourt, daughter of --- (-[1242/Apr 1250]).  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[253]Dame de Walincourt.  Gauthier Seigneur d’Avesnes confirmed the sale made by “noble dame Joye, autrefois Seigneur (sic) de Walincourt” to the church of Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of “ses fils et héritiers...Jean seigneur de Dours et Nicolas chevaliers”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1260[254].  Nicolas & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN [I] de Dours (-Sep, 1257 or before).  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[255]Seigneur de Walincourt.  A charter dated Apr 1250 is sealed by “---hnis militis domini de Waulaincor[256].  He died before Oct 1257, the date of the charter quoted below in which his son is named seigneur de Walincourt.  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Mar” of “Jean de Dours chevalier seigneur de Walincourt et sa femme[257].  Gauthier Seigneur d’Avesnes confirmed the sale made by “noble dame Joye, autrefois Seigneur (sic) de Walincourt” to the church of Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of “ses fils et héritiers...Jean seigneur de Dours et Nicolas chevaliers”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1260[258]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  Jean [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          BAUDOUIN de Dours (-Feb, before 1272).  Seigneur de Walincourt.  Marguerite Ctss of Flanders confirmed that “Balduinus miles dominus de Waulaincourt” sold land “in territorio de Selvigny”, with the consent of “coniugis meæ Iohannæ”, by charter dated Oct 1257, in the presence of “domini mei Mathei domni de Oysiaco et de Crievecuer...”, confirmed end-Jun 1260[259].  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Feb” of “dni Balduini de Dours quondam dni de Walincuria et Joanne uxoris eius[260].  “Bauduin [de Walincourt] et Jehan son fils” donated revenue from the woods at Walincourt to the poor by charter dated Oct 1276 [presumably misdated][261].  He presumably died before Mar 1272 when his son was named seigneur de Walincourt (see below).  m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  The necrology of the chapter of Walincourt records the death “Feb” of “dni Balduini de Dours quondam dni de Walincuria et Joanne uxoris eius[262].  Baudouin & his wife had children:

(1)       JEAN [II] de Dours (-Sep [1291/93]).  A charter dated Mar 1272 is sealed by “Iehan sires de Wauleincourt[263].  “Bauduin [de Walincourt] et Jehan son fils” donated revenue from the woods at Walincourt to the poor by charter dated Oct 1276[264]Seigneur de Walincourt

-         see below

b)         DREUX de Dours .  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[265]

c)         NICOLAS de Dours .  “Baudoins Buridans Sires de Walleincourt”, with “Ioie Soier no suer et Iean Liesuins Sires de Dours, Drues ses freres, et Colars ses freres”, granted legal rights to his vassals at Walincourt by charter dated Jan 1237 (O.S.?)[266].  Gauthier Seigneur d’Avesnes confirmed the sale made by “noble dame Joye, autrefois Seigneur (sic) de Walincourt” to the church of Mont Saint-Martin, with the consent of “ses fils et héritiers...Jean seigneur de Dours et Nicolas chevaliers”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1260[267]

 

 

JEAN [II] de Dours, son of BAUDOUIN de Dours Seigneur de Walincourt & his wife Jeanne --- (-Sep [1291/93]).  “Bauduin [de Walincourt] et Jehan son fils” donated revenue from the woods at Walincourt to the poor by charter dated Oct 1276 [presumably misdated][268]Seigneur de Walincourt.  A charter dated Mar 1272 is sealed by “Iehan sires de Wauleincourt[269].  “Iehans Sires de Waulaincourt et...Margerite Demisiele de Waulaincourt femme au devant dit Iehan” sold property to Cambrai Saint-Aubert by charter dated Jul 1273[270].  Jean Seigneur de Walincourt declared that “Baudouin de Dours son père, jadis chevalier et seigneur de Walincourt” had for a long time held land at Walincourt which he now donated to the hospital at Walincourt, with the consent of “Marguerite sa femme”, by charter dated 3 May 1281[271].  A charter dated 1290 is sealed by “--ohis dni de Wau---rt[272].  A charter dated Dec 1290 records that “Gilles Sires de Fontaines le Gobiert escuiers” sold property held from “men segneur Iehans de Waulincurs chevalier” to Cambrai Saint-Aubert[273].  He died before 1293, the date of the charter sealed by his son (see below). 

m (before Jul 1273) MARGUERITE de Hangest, daughter of AUBERT [IV] de Hangest Seigneur de Genlis & his wife Marie de Roye (-after 1 Apr 1285).  Richemond states that the older sister of Aubert [V] married “Jean de Wallencourt”, adding that both sisters disputed the inheritance of their father with their brother[274].  “Iehans Sires de Waulaincourt et...Margerite Demisiele de Waulaincourt femme au devant dit Iehan” sold property to Cambrai Saint-Aubert by charter dated Jul 1273[275].  In 1273, “Johannes de Wallencuria et eius uxor” agreed that part of the succession of “defuncto domino Auberto de Hangesto patre ipsius domicelle”, as “filiabus suis legata”, should be paid to “Auberto de Hangesto fratri domicelle predicte[276].  Jean Seigneur de Walincourt declared that “Baudouin de Dours son père, jadis chevalier et seigneur de Walincourt” had for a long time held land at Walincourt which he now donated to the hospital at Walincourt, with the consent of “Marguerite sa femme”, by charter dated 3 May 1281[277].  A charter dated 1 Apr 1285 is sealed by “Marg--- de Waullaincourt[278]

Jean [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         JEAN [III] de Walincourt (-[Mar 1333/5 Sep 1338]).  A charter dated 1293 is sealed by “Jehan de Waulaincort escuier[279]Seigneur de Walincourt.  “Johannes D. de Walincourt, militum Carmer. Tribunus...” was named in a charter dated Sep 1292[280].  A charter dated Dec 1306 is sealed by “Iehan Segneur de Waul---ourt cheval[281].  “Jehans sires de Waullaincourt et de Cysoing” sealed a charter dated 1312[282].  “Jehan sire de Waullaincourt chevalier en sa maison de Castel en Cambresis” acknowledged the bishop of Cambrai’s exclusive right to mint money “en le comté de Cambresis” by charter dated 1313[283].  “Jehans sires de Walincourt et de Chisoing, Bers de Flandres” confirmed legal privileges to Walincourt by charter dated 15 May 1316[284].  “Jehans chevaliers sire de Wallencourt, de Chisoing, et bers de Flandres, et Bietris me...compaigne dame de ches meismes lius” approved an exchange between Cysoing abbey and the community of Cysoing by charter dated Dec 1332, and "Jehans de Waulleincourt chevaliers, fys de...Jehans de Waulleincourt et de Chisoing" ratified the exchange by charter dated Mar 1332 (O.S.)[285].  He died before 5 Sep 1338, the date of the charter in which his son was named as seigneur de Walincourt.  m (before 1312) BEATRIX de Landas, daughter of HELLIN de Landas Baron de Cysoing & his wife --- (-after May 1343).  She married before the 1312 charter cited above in which her husband is named seigneur de Cysoing.  “Betris de Chison dame de Waullaincourt” sealed the 8 Dec 1315 charter which confirmed agreement “au sujet des chemins de Wambaix[286].  Miræus records that "Hellinus de Landas, Baro Cisoniensis, unicam...filiam Beatricem" married "Joanni de Oisy, domino de Walincourt prope Cameracum" in 1327 [incorrect date][287].  The primary source which confirms her father’s name has not been identified.  “Jehans chevaliers sire de Wallencourt, de Chisoing, et bers de Flandres, et Bietris me...compaigne dame de ches meismes lius” approved an exchange between Cysoing abbey and the community of Cysoing by charter dated Dec 1332[288].  "Beetris dame de Chisoing et de Waullaincourt et...Jehans sires de Waillancourt ses fius" acknowledged the rights of Cysoing over water from “Waneheng, de Bourghielle...” by charter dated May 1343[289].  Jean [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN [IV] de Walincourt “Burlete” (-killed in battle 26/27 Sep 1345).  "Jehans de Waulleincourt chevaliers, fys de...Jehans de Waulleincourt et de Chisoing" ratified the Dec 1332 charter of his father (quoted above) by charter dated Mar 1332 (O.S.)[290]Seigneur de Walincourt.  “Burlete Jehan signeur de Waulaincourt” sealed the 5 Sep 1338 charter under which he restored horses which he had seized outside his jurisdiction[291].  “Jean seigneur de Walincourt chevalier et Jeanne de Hamelincourt sa femme” confirmed a donation of land at Walincourt to the “religieux Guillemins” at Walincourt by charter dated 6 Mar 1342 (O.S.?)[292].  "Beetris dame de Chisoing et de Waullaincourt et...Jehans sires de Waillancourt ses fius" acknowledged the rights of Cysoing over water from “Waneheng, de Bourghielle...” by charter dated May 1343[293].  Guiot says that Jean was killed 26/27 Sep 1345 “dans l’expédition contre les Frisons”  (no source cited)[294]m as her first husband, JEANNE de Hamelincourt, daughter of --- (-after May 1351).  “Jean seigneur de Walincourt chevalier et Jeanne de Hamelincourt sa femme” confirmed a donation of land at Walincourt to the “religieux Guillemins” at Walincourt by charter dated 6 Mar 1342 (O.S.?)[295].  She married secondly Arnoul Seigneur d’Audeneham, maréchal de France.  Père Anselme records that “Jeanne de Walaincourt dame de Hamelincourt” married “Arnoul sire d’Audeneham en Boulonois...maréchal de France”, noting that her husband granted her property which was confirmed by the king in May 1351, that “Raoul seigneur de Rayneval et Jean seigneur de Folleville” were executors of her testament (no date specified)[296].  Jean [IV] & his wife had children: 

i)          JEANNE de Walincourt (-26 Feb 1365, bur couvent des Chartreux de Chaercq-lez-Tournai)Dame de Walincourt, de Cysoing, de Perreumont et d'ElincourtGuiot records her parentage and marriage “vers l’an 1350” (no sources cited)[297]m ([1350]) JEAN [II] "le Goutteux" Seigneur de Werchin, son of GERARD [III] Seigneur de Werchin & his wife Isabelle d’Antoing Dame de Buggenout (-6 May 1377, bur Chartreux convent at Chaercq-lez-Tournai). 

ii)         ISABELLE de Walincourt .  Père Anselme records her family origin and marriage in his article about the Raineval family, noting that the couple’s daughter Jeanne de Varennes (wife of Valéran de Raineval Comte de Fauquemberghe) acquired “la terre de Fluy” from “Robert de Picquigny” by charter dated 7 Nov 1374, confirmed by the king Dec 1374[298].  Guiot records her precise parentage (no source cited)[299]m JEAN Seigneur de Varennes, de Vinacourt et de la Broye, son of ---. 

b)         ISABELLE de Walincourt (-21 Dec 1398, bur Esnes).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by her epitaph at Esnes[300]m JEAN dit Mansart Seigneur d’Esnes, son of ---. 

2.         BAUDOUIN “Buridan” de Walincourt (-after Oct 1296).  “Bauduin Buridan de Wa---ourt” sealed the Oct 1296 charter which confirmed the agreement between “son père Jean de Walincourt” and Cantimpré abbey[301]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    DOUAI

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de DOUAI

 

 

1.         ROGER [II] de Laon, son of ROGER [I] Comte de Laon & his wife Helvide --- (-942).  Flodoard records in 927 that Raoul King of France disputed "Laudunensi comitatu" with "Heribertum comitem" and that the king granted it to "cuidam filiorum Rotgarii…Rotgario"[302].  Flodoard records that Hugues "le Grand" captured "Duvagium" [Douai] from the Lotharingians and granted it to "Rotgario filio Rotgarii" in 931[303]Comte de Laon 926, expelled 931.  Flodoard records that "Arnulpho, filio Balduini" captured "Moritania, munitio filiorum Rotgarii" [Mortagne] in 931[304]Comte de Douai 931.  Flodoard records that "Rotgarius comes" was expelled by "rege Lodovico" and that "Duagium castellum" was returned to "Arnoldo" in 941 but that "Arnoldum cum Landrico fratre ipsius" were later expelled from the castle by the king[305]Comte de Bassigny 941. 

-        COMTES de BASSIGNY

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         ARNAUDComte de Douai.  Flodoard records that "Rotgarius comes" was expelled by "rege Lodovico" and that "Duagium castellum" was returned to "Arnoldo" in 941 but that "Arnoldum cum Landrico fratre ipsius" were later expelled from the castle by the king[306]

2.         LANDRY .  Flodoard records that "Rotgarius comes" was expelled by "rege Lodovico" and that "Duagium castellum" was returned to "Arnoldo" in 941 but that "Arnoldum cum Landrico fratre ipsius" were later expelled from the castle by the king[307]

 

 

 

B.      CHÂTELAINS de DOUAI

 

 

The charter dated 1024, quoted below, suggests that the châtelain de Douai was at that time the vassal of the count of Flanders.  However, the town later lay within the county of Artois which Philippe Count of Flanders granted to his niece Isabelle de Hainaut as her dowry when she married Philippe II "Auguste" King of France in 1180. 

 

 

HUGUES Châtelain de Douai, son of --- (-before 26 Apr 1051)Châtelain de Douai.  "Heustatii comitis, Roheri comitis, Huberti castellani, Hugonis castellani…" signed the charter dated 1024 which records the dedication of the crypt of Saint-Amé de Douai, in the presence of Baudouin V Count of Flanders[308].  "Major minorque advocatus, castellanus…Hugo" confirmed a donation to Saint-Amé by charter dated to [1035][309].  A charter dated to [1031/51] attests the submission of "…castellanus…Hugo…" to the church of Saint-Amé de Douai[310]

m ADELA, daughter of [GAUTHIER [II] Châtelain de Cambrai & his wife Ermentrude ---] (-before 1046).  Her parentage is deduced from the Chronicon Sancti Andreæ which names "Walterus et pater eius Walterus et nepos eius Hugo"[311], assuming that "nepos" should here be translated as grandson.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage more precisely, and her name, has not been identified.  A charter of Gérard Bishop of Cambrai dated 23 May 1081, which reviews the rights and obligations of the church of Saint-Amé de Douai, records donations by "Hugonis castellani et Adeline uxoris eius" and "Gualterus Duacensis castellanus…et Adeline filie eius"[312]

Hugues & his wife had two children: 

5.         GAUTHIER [I] de Douai (-after 28 Jul 1111)Châtelain de Douai.  "…Walteri castellani, Hugonis eius fratris…" signed a charter dated 26 Apr 1051 which records an agreement between the chapter of Saint-Amé and "Robertum…Lothas"[313].  "…Arnulphi de Aldinarda, Walterii de Chimai, Walteri comitis de Hesdin, Balduini comitis de Gisnes, Walteri castellani Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1065 under Philippe I King of France confirmed the rights of Hasnon abbey[314].  "Walterus castellanus…cum uxore sua…Ermengardi" donated property to Saint-Amé de Douai by charter dated 14 Sep 1076[315].  A charter of Gérard Bishop of Cambrai dated 23 May 1081, which reviews the rights and obligations of the church of Saint-Amé de Douai, records donations by "Hugonis castellani et Adeline uxoris eius" and "Gualterus Duacensis castellanus…et Adeline filie eius"[316].  Domesday Book records “Walter de Douai” holding "Celdewelle" in Wiltshire; numerous holdings in Somerset and in Devonshire; Upminster, Rainham and Holland in Essex[317].  He became a monk at Mont-Saint-Eloy.  Europäische Stammtafeln dates this event to 1096[318].  However, a charter dated 8 Jan 1088, quoted below, names Eudes as Châtelain de Douai.  It would therefore appear that Gauthier [I] lost the châtellenie in [1086/88], although the circumstances in which this occurred are not known.  Two charters show that Gauthier pursued an active career after he retired to the monastery, in each being referred to as "ex-châtelain".  Firstly, "Gautherii, prius castellani Duacensis, modo autem clerici, Hugonis, fratris eiusdem, Cameraco, Rogeri castellani de Insula, Frimoldi de eadem Insula…" signed the charter dated 3 Feb 1097 which records the settlement of a dispute between the count of Flanders and the abbey of Saint-Martin de Tours[319].  Secondly, "…Gualteri quondam castellani…" signed the charter dated 1111 which records an agreement between Saint-Amé de Douai and "Nicolaus Albiniacensis, miles"[320]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Walterus castellanus…cum uxore sua…Ermengardi" donated property to Saint-Amé de Douai by charter dated 14 Sep 1076[321]Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELINE .  A charter of Gérard Bishop of Cambrai dated 23 May 1081, which reviews the rights and obligations of the church of Saint-Amé de Douai, records donations by "Hugonis castellani et Adeline uxoris eius" and "Gualterus Duacensis castellanus…et Adeline filie eius"[322]

6.         HUGUES [I] de Douai (-1111 or after).  "…Walteri castellani, Hugonis eius fratris…" signed a charter dated 26 Apr 1051 which records an agreement between the chapter of Saint-Amé and "Robertum…Lothas"[323].  The Chronicon Sancti Andreæ names "Walterus et pater eius Walterus et nepos eius Hugo"[324].  The Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I) names "Hugo de Osgiacho filius Hugonis castellanus Cameracensis" when recording that he was installed as Châtelain de Cambrai[325].  The text also refers to "comes Robertus", which presumably refers to Robert II Count of Flanders.  As count Robert died in 1111, this passage must refer to Hugues [I].    

-        CHÂTELAINS de CAMBRAI

 

 

1.         EUDES (-after 8 Jan 1088).  The parentage of Eudes is not known, nor whether he was related to the earlier châtelains de Douai.  Châtelain de Douai.  "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…" signed the charter dated 8 Jan 1088 under which Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi"[326].  It is not known how long Eudes retained the châtellenie de Douai as no mention of him has been found in any other document. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [II] (-[1156/60]).  The parentage of Gauthier [II] is not known, nor whether he was related to the earlier châtelains de Douai.  The names Gauthier and Hugues in his family suggest that there may have been a family relationship with the family of Châtelain Gauthier [I] but this cannot be proved.  Châtelain de Douai.  It is unclear whether Gauthier [II] was the successor of Eudes as châtelain or whether an intermediate individual held the post.  Nor is it known when Gauthier was appointed as châtelain.  His date of death suggests that Gauthier [II] would not have been born when his predecessor Eudes was named as châtelain in 1088.  "…Waltero castellano Duacensium…" signed the charter dated 1146 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the abbey of Hennin-Liétard[327].  "…Henrici de Broburc conestabuli, Rogeri de Wavrin, Rogeri castelli de Curtrai…Gualteri castellani de Duaco" signed the charter dated 1154 under which Thierry Count of Flanders settled the rights and obligations of the prevost of Saint-Amand de Douai[328].  "Rogeri dapiferi et Hellini filii eius, Eustachii camerarii, Arnulfi pincerne, Anselli de Hosden et Roberti filii eius, Hugonis castellani de Bathpalmis, Walteri castellani de Duaco…" signed the charter dated 1156 under which Thierry Count of Flanders forbade the construction of a castle at Courcelles-le-Comte without the agreement of the abbey of Eaucourt[329]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [II] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         MICHEL (-28 Mar [1190]).  Châtelain de Douai"…Rogerus frater Michahelis castellani Duacensis…" signed the charter dated to [1160] under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted revenue to the abbey of Anchin[330].  "…Rogeri de Wavrin, Hellini filii ipsius, Michaelis constabularii, Symonis castellani de Oisi, Hugonis castellani de Pulchro Manso, Michaelis castellani de Duaco…Hugonis prepositi Sancti Petri Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1161 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Aubert at Vitry[331].  "…R. Atrebatensis advocati, J. castellani Insulensis, M. castellani Duacensis, B. castellani Atrebatensis…" signed the charter dated 1187 under which Philippe Count of Flanders recorded an agreement with the bishop of Arras concerning Vitry[332].  The obituary of Saint-Amé de Douai records the death "V Kal Apr" of "Mikael Duacensis castellanus"[333]m ---.  The name of Michel’s wife is not known.  Michel & his wife had two children: 

i)          GAUTHIER [III] (-[21 Feb] [1208])Châtelain de Douai.  "…Walterus castellanus de Duaco…" signed the charter dated 18 Aug 1199 which records the alliance between the king of England and the count of Flanders against the king of France[334].  "Walterus castellanus Duacensis" confirmed the foundation by "Michael castellanus Duacensis, pater meus" in favour of Saint-Amé de Douai by charter dated 1 Oct 1199[335]

-         see below

ii)         BAUDOUIN (-after 1208).  A charter dated 1208 records the confirmation by Raoul Bishop of Arras of the obits established by "Galterus castellanus Duacensis" and "Michael pater suus", witnessed by "Baldeuinus miles de Marketa, patruus ipsius castellani, et castellanus Atrebatensis, frater ipsius"[336]Châtelain d’Arras. 

b)         ROGER (-after [1160]).  "…Rogerus frater Michahelis castellani Duacensis…" signed the charter dated to [1160] under which Thierry Count of Flanders granted revenue to the abbey of Anchin[337]

c)         HUGUES .  "…Rogeri de Wavrin, Hellini filii ipsius, Michaelis constabularii, Symonis castellani de Oisi, Hugonis castellani de Pulchro Manso, Michaelis castellani de Duaco…Hugonis prepositi Sancti Petri Duacensis…" signed the charter dated 1161 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Aubert at Vitry[338]Elect of Cambrai. 

d)         BAUDOUIN de Marquette (-after 1208).  A charter dated 1208 records the confirmation by Raoul Bishop of Arras of the obits established by "Galterus castellanus Duacensis" and "Michael pater suus", witnessed by "Baldeuinus miles de Marketa, patruus ipsius castellani, et castellanus Atrebatensis, frater ipsius"[339]m ---.  The name of Baudouin’s wife is not known.  Baudouin & his wife had two children: 

i)          GILES .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[340]

ii)         PIERRE .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[341]

e)         PIERRE de Douai .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[342]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEAN de Douai .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[343]

f)          --- .  The identity of the parents of Henri is not known, but the charter quoted below shows that either his father or mother was brother or sister of Pierre de Douai.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          HENRI de Mausny .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[344]

g)         [--- .  The identity of the parents of Gauthier is not known, but the charter quoted below shows that either his father or mother was brother or sister of Pierre de Douai.  It is not known whether Henri de Mausny and Gauthier d’Aubrechicourt were brothers or cousins.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          GAUTHIER d’Aubrechicourt .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[345]

 

 

GAUTHIER [III] de Douai, son of MICHEL Châtelain de Douai & his wife --- (-[21 Feb] [1208])Châtelain de Douai.  "…Walterus castellanus de Duaco…" signed the charter dated 18 Aug 1199 which records the alliance between the king of England and the count of Flanders against the king of France[346].  "Walterus castellanus Duacensis" confirmed the foundation by "Michael castellanus Duacensis, pater meus" in favour of Saint-Amé de Douai by charter dated 1 Oct 1199[347].  A charter dated 1208 records the confirmation by Raoul Bishop of Arras of the obits established by "Galterus castellanus Duacensis" and "Michael pater suus", witnessed by "Baldeuinus miles de Marketa, patruus ipsius castellani, et castellanus Atrebatensis, frater ipsius"[348].  The obituary of Saint-Amé de Douai records the death "IX Kal Mar" of "Walterus Duacensis castellanus"[349]

m AGNES de Beaumetz, daughter of [GILLES [I]] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume & his wife [Agnes de Coucy] (-after 23 Jun 1225).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1200/09] under which "Pieres de Douay" recorded the dower granted by "Wautiers mes nies castelains de Douay" to "Agnes fille le castelain de Bapaumes", witnessed by "Bauduin de Marquete men frère…et ses ii fius Gillon et Peron…mes neveus Henri de Mausni, Wautier de Aubrechicourt et Jehan men fil…"[350].  Agnes’s father is not named in this document, but from a chronological point of view it is possible that she was the daughter of Gilles [I] de Beaumetz Châtelain de Bapaume.  "Agnes castellana Duacensis" donated property, which had belonged to "bone memorie Hugonis quondam Cameracensis electi" and inherited by "dno Waltero quondam castellano Duacensem marito meo" from "fratribus ipsius electi", to the abbey of Près where "Elysabeth filie mee…abbatissa loci illius", by charter dated 23 Jun 1225[351]

Gauthier [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GAUTHIER [IV] (-before Feb 1255).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1221 under which "Walterus castellanus de Duaco et Havidis uxor mea", in the presence of "Agnes castellana mater eius", witnessed by "dns Petrus de Duaco et filius ipsius Petrus clericus et Henricus de Mauni et Waltoldus de Obricourt milites…"[352]Châtelain de Douai.  "Walterus castellanus Duacensis et Walterus filius meus major natu" created the fief of Viel-Châtel d’Hamblaing by charter dated Jun 1238[353]m HAWIDE, daughter of ---.  "Walterus castellanus de Duaco et Havidis uxor mea" sold the right to revenue to the abbey of Près by charter dated 1221, witnessed by "dns Petrus de Duaco et filius ipsius Petrus clericus et Henricus de Mauni et Waltoldus de Obricourt milites…"[354].  "Havydis relicta quondam Walteri castellani de Duaco militis" approved a donation to the abbey of Sin by charter dated Feb 1255[355].  "Havis castelaine de Douai dame de Viteri et de Montegni, mesires Gilles de Brillon chevaliers…" issued a charter dated 20 May 1262 relating to the revenue of the chaplain of Vitry[356]Gauthier [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [V] (-before 23 May 1286).  "Walterus castellanus Duacensis et Walterus filius meus major natu" created the fief of Viel-Châtel d’Hamblaing by charter dated Jun 1238[357].  "Watiers chevaliers, castelains de Douay" founded an obit at the church of Saint-Amé de Douai for himself and "Jehenain me feme castelaine de Douay" by charter dated Jan 1260[358]m JEANNE de Roisin, daughter of ---.  "Watiers chevaliers, castelains de Douay" founded an obit at the church of Saint-Amé de Douai for himself and "Jehenain me feme castelaine de Douay" by charter dated Jan 1260[359].  "Medame Jehane de Roisin castelaine de Douai" issued instructions to the bishop of Arras concerning the castle of Vitry by charter dated 23 May 1286[360]

-        CHÂTELAINS de DOUAI[361]

b)         HUGUES .  A charter dated Jul 1257 records the arrest of "Hugonem filium…castellane" on the order of the king of France[362]

c)         GILLES de Brillon .  "Havis castelaine de Douai dame de Viteri et de Montegni, mesires Gilles de Brillon chevaliers…" issued a charter dated 20 May 1262 relating to the revenue of the chaplain of Vitry[363]

2.         ISABELLE .  Abbess de Notre Dame des Près-lez-Douai.  "Agnes castellana Duacensis" donated property, which had belonged to "bone memorie Hugonis quondam Cameracensis electi" and inherited by "dno Waltero quondam castellano Duacensem marito meo" from "fratribus ipsius electi", to the abbey of Près where "Elysabeth filie mee…abbatissa loci illius", by charter dated 23 Jun 1225[364]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de LALAING

 

 

Lalaing, now called Lallaing, is situated about 5 kilometres east of Douai in the present-day French département du Nord, arrondissement Douai, canton Sin-le-Noble.  The reconstruction of the Lalaing family shown below is based largely on three 19th century works.  Brassart’s Histoire et généalogie des comtes de Lalaing is not consistently reliable[365].  However, it includes the text of numerous epitaphs recording Lalaing burials (although in their present form some date from the early 16th century and should be viewed with caution), and also a selection of charters (the language of the earliest of which suggests that they may be spurious).  Goethals’s Miroir des notabilités nobiliaires de Belgique is a thoughtful work which includes extracts from primary sources, but does repeat some of the errors found in Brassart[366].  The most reliable of the three is the later Catalogue des nobles du nom de Lalaing in which Brassart adds further primary source material and includes explanations for earlier errors[367].  The sources quoted below suggest that the Lalaing family was descended from the family of seigneurs de Forest, in the parish of Ascq north of Lille[368].  The suggestion is that the mother of Gérard [II] de Forest may have been the heiress of Lalaing[369].  The Catalogue des Lalaing records numerous Lalaing family members whose connections with the main family remain unproven[370]These additional lines have not been included below. 

 

 

1.         GOSWIN de Forest (-after 1095).  The (probably) mid-13th century Ancienne Chronique de Flandre records that “Gosseghin de Forest”, from the suite of “Everart castelain de Tournai”, killed “Henris quens de Broussiele” [Henri [III] Comte de Louvain] in a tournament at Tournai[371].  The following document records the death of Henri in the tournament, without naming Goswin: a charter dated 1095 records a donation to Flône, notes that "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis" died "in single combat" at Tournai[372]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GERARD [I] de Forest (-after [1128/29]).  “Clementia comitissa Flandriæ...” donated property to Courtrai Notre-Dame by charter dated to [1128/29], witnessed by “Rogeri castellani...Gerardi de Forest, Hugonis fratris eius...[373]

2.         HUGUES de Forest (-after [1128/29]).  “Clementia comitissa Flandriæ...” donated property to Courtrai Notre-Dame by charter dated to [1128/29], witnessed by “Rogeri castellani...Gerardi de Forest, Hugonis fratris eius...[374]

 

 

Two possible siblings.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view only, they could have been children of either Gérard or Hugues de Forest who are named above. 

1.         GERARD [II] de Forest [de Lalaing] (-after [1163/70]).  “Gerardus de Forest, avunculus Stephani...” subscribed a charter of Thierry Count of Flanders for Etienne “prévôt héréditaire de la ville de Saint-Amand” dated 1154[375].  Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed that “Gerardus de Lalen et uxor eius et ipsorum liberi” had donated land to Anchin by charter dated to [1163/70][376].  m ---.  The name of Gérard’s wife is not known.  Gérard [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Lalaing (-after 1 Apr 1181).  Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed donations of land “apud Mastain” made to Marchiennes by “Amandus de Donen” in the presence of “...Simon et Anselmus filii Gerardi de Forest...”, by charter dated 1157[377].  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation of “nemus...inter Lalem et Aquicinctum” made to Anchin by “Symon de Lalem homo meus...et uxor eius, filii quoque ipsius” by charter dated 1178, witnessed by “...Anselli de Forest fratris ipsius...[378].  “...Symon de Lalen, Ansellus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 27/31 Mar, 1 Apr 1181 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that Marchiennes had recoverd “decimam...in villa de Henice” usurped by “Ansellus Barbatus Ostrevantensis pagi dominus[379].  [A charter dated 1198 of Marchiennes names “Simon de Lalaing...avec son fils Simon et ses filles Alix, Agnes et Rictrude de Lalaing[380].  The information in this document has not been reconciled with the information contained in other primary source material.]  m --- (-after 1178).  The primary source which confirms the name of Simon’s wife has not been identified.  She was recorded but not named in the 1178 charter quoted above.  Simon & his wife had two children: 

i)          NICOLAS [I] de Lalaing (-after 1219)Seigneur de Lalaing.  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut attested that “Nicholaus dominus de Laleng” had settled a dispute with Anchin about a ditch at Lalaing in line with an agreement made by “Symonem patrem suum”, with the consent of “Gozuino fratre suo”, by charter dated 1201[381]

-         see below

ii)         GOSWIN de Lalaing (-after 1201).  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut attested that “Nicholaus dominus de Laleng” had settled a dispute with Anchin about a ditch at Lalaing in line with an agreement made by “Symonem patrem suum”, with the consent of “Gozuino fratre suo”, by charter dated 1201[382]

b)         ANSELM de Lalaing (-after 1 Apr 1181).  Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed donations of land “apud Mastain” made to Marchiennes by “Amandus de Donen” in the presence of “...Simon et Anselmus filii Gerardi de Forest...”, by charter dated 1157[383].  “...Symon de Lalen, Ansellus frater eius...” witnessed the charter dated 27/31 Mar, 1 Apr 1181 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut declared that Marchiennes had recoverd “decimam...in villa de Henice” usurped by “Ansellus Barbatus Ostrevantensis pagi dominus[384]

2.         [--- .  The Catalogue des Lalaing suggests the marriage of a sister of Gérard de Lalaing to the ancestor (probably father) of Etienne prévot de Saint-Amand[385].  This suggestion is based on the following document: “Gerardus de Forest, avunculus Stephani, Amulricus de Landast, Almannus Bruns patruus Stephani, Almannus de Thuns cognatus Stephani...” subscribed a charter of Thierry Count of Flanders for Etienne “prévôt héréditaire de la ville de Saint-Amand” dated 1154[386], assuming that “avunculus” was used in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  m --- de Saint-Amand, son of ---.] 

 

 

NICOLAS [I] de Lalaing, son of SIMON de Lalaing & his wife --- (-after 1219)Seigneur de Lalaing.  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut attested that “Nicholaus dominus de Laleng” had settled a dispute with Anchin about a ditch at Lalaing in line with an agreement made by “Symonem patrem suum”, with the consent of “Gozuino fratre suo”, by charter dated 1201[387]

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Nicolas’s wife has not been identified. 

Nicolas [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         SIMON [II] de Lalaing (-[19 Oct] ----, before 1252, bur Flines).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Lalaing.  The necrology of Lalaing records the death 19 Oct of “Simon de Lalaing jadis seigneur dudit Lalaing et de Sepmeries et de dame Alexandre son espeuze, lequel seigneur gist en l’abbaye de Flines et ladite dame...en l’église dudit Lalaing[388]m ALEXANDRA de Lesdaing, daughter of --- de Lesdaing & his wife Marguerite --- (-after 1252, bur Lalaing).  The Catalogue des Lalaing names “Alexandra de Lesdaing, fille du chevalier N--- de Lesdaing et de Marguerite de N” as the wife of Simon [II], noting that she administered her deceased husband’s estates in 1252 on behalf of her minor children[389].  Simon [II]’s mother-in-law is named in the following document: “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers” donated revenue to Flines, for the souls “me...feme Agniès dame de Lalaing...medame Margeritain de Lesdaing me thaïen”, by charter dated Apr 1270[390].  The necrology of Lalaing records the death 19 Oct of “Simon de Lalaing jadis seigneur dudit Lalaing et de Sepmeries et de dame Alexandre son espeuze, lequel seigneur gist en l’abbaye de Flines et ladite dame...en l’église dudit Lalaing[391]Simon [II] & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         NICOLAS [II] de Lalaing (-8 Mar ----, after 1285, bur Lalaing).  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers” donated revenue to Flines, for the souls “me...feme Agniès dame de Lalaing...medame Margeritain de Lesdaing me thaïen”, by charter dated Apr 1270[392].  The necrology of Lalaing records the death 8 Mar of “messire Nicole de Lalaing” who was buried in the church[393]m AGNES de Willerval, daughter of --- (-after Oct 1274).  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers” donated revenue to Flines, for the souls “me...feme Agniès dame de Lalaing...”, by charter dated Apr 1270[394].  “Nicolas de Lalaing” and his wife “Agnes damme de Huillerval” confirmed the donation of revenue to the chapel of “Izel-lez-Esquerchin” by charter dated Oct 1274[395].  [Goethals notes that “selon la généalogie de la famille” [unspecified] Nicolas de Lalaing married firstly “Aldegonde fille du seigneur de Chiévres” and secondly “Isabelle fille du châtelain de Bapaume, seigneur de Beaumez[396].  This information is contradicted by the two charters quoted above.  Maybe it refers to another Nicolas de Lalaing.]  Nicolas [II] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          SIMON [III] de Lalaing (-2 May 1333, bur Flines).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  The Catalogue des Lalaing notes that early genealogists recorded “Otton de Lalaing...Isabeau de Saarbruck” as the parents of Simon [III], suggesting that this was based on the tomb of Gille de Lalaing Abbess of Flines which includes the arms of Saarbrücken among her huit quartiers, commenting that the Flines epitaphs “avaient étés refaites” in the early 16th century and that in any case this blason was not included in the epitaph of Simon [III] himself[397].  The poem Les Tournois de Chauvenci records “Simars de Lalain” among those participating in tournaments at Chauvency, dated to 1285[398].  “...Simons de Lalaign chevalier...honme de le contei de Haynau” certified having seen an agreement terminating a dispute between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean Comte de Hainaut, by charter dated 21 May 1295[399].  A memoire concerning Ostrevent, presented to Philippe VI King of France and probably dated to [1338], records that “messire Symon de Lalaing, peres au seigneur qui à présent y est” was suspected of having killed “le seigneur d’Ynmer son oncle”, and was pursued in justice by “madame de Haynaut, mere à monseigneur de Beaumont qui ores est” but “purgié du fait” at Saint Quentin[400].  An epitaph at Flines records the burial of “noble homme Simon jadis sire de Lalaing” who died “le jour de Sainte-Croix” May 1333[401]m MATHILDE d’Aspremont, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur d’Aspremont & his wife Isabelle de Quiévrain (before 1302-Beaumont Convent, Valenciennes 1373).  Heiress of Quiévrain.  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by her husband’s descendants inheriting Quiévrain, which was held by her mother.  They are confirmed by the following document: a charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that, after the death of “Joffroit d’Aspremont chevalier signeur de Kieurechin” his heirs in Quiévrain were “freres et soers...Henri...eveske de Vredun, medame Mehaut de Lalaing se sereur, madame Alliennor d’Aspremont dame de Fontaines leur soer et monsigneur Joffroit de Saint Disier chevalier[402].  Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing certified a charter dated 1300 “verifiyée de bouche par nostre...mere dame de Lalaing et de nos...cousin monseigneur Taillefer de Rosen” by charter dated 20 Mar 1366 (O.S.), sealed by himself and by “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[403].  The Catalogue des Lalaing records that she became a nun at Beaumont, Valenciennes where she died in 1373, without citing the primary source on which this information is based[404]Simon [III] & his wife had [ten] children: 

(1)       NICOLAS [III] de Lalaing (-[20 Mar 1367/4 Jun 1369])Collart Sire de Lallaing...”, for himself and on behalf of “ses trois sœurs Florence, Marie et Jeanne”, acknowledged receipt of payments due from “Isabiaus de Kievraing Dame de Spremont” connected with the marriage of “Simon Sgr de Lallaing son pere et de sa mere” by charter dated end-Dec 1338[405]

-         see below

(2)       SIMON de Lalaing (-13 Sep 1386, bur Beaumont, Valenciennes).  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...monsr. Symon de Lalaing, monsigneur Jehan dit Sanson de Lalaing chlrs, freres audit monsr de Lalaing...[406]

-         see below, SEIGNEURS de QUIEVRAIN 

(3)       JEAN “Sanson” de Lalaing (-after 21 Dec 1346).  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...monsr. Symon de Lalaing, monsigneur Jehan dit Sanson de Lalaing chlrs, freres audit monsr de Lalaing...[407]

(4)       [ISABELLE de Lalaing (-[Aug 1326/Dec 1338]).  The testament of “Isabeau dame d’Aspremont et de Quévrain”, dated [early Aug] 1326, bequeathed property to “Isabeau de Lalaing cordelière en Verdun...nre...fille Felicitas[408].  It is likely that the testator bequeathed property to Isabelle as her oldest granddaughter at the time.  If that is correct, her absence from the Dec 1338 charter, which names her sisters, suggests that she was deceased at the time.] 

(5)       [BEATRIX de Lalaing (-[4 Apr 1336/Dec 1338]).  Nun.  The codicil of “Isabeau dame d’Aspremont et de Quévrain”, dated 4 Apr 1336, bequeathed property to “suer Juliane et suer Jehanne d’Aspremont mes filles, suers de led. eglise de Biaumont, à suer Beatrix de Lallaing, à suer Katherine dou Wés, à Marie et à Ysabiel suers as enfans de Wargni[409]Her absence from the Dec 1338 charter, which names her sisters, suggests that, assuming that Beatrix was the testator’s granddaughter, she had died before that date.] 

(6)       FLORENCE de Lalaing (-13 Aug 1380, bur Berelles).  “Collart Sire de Lallaing...”, for himself and on behalf of “ses trois sœurs Florence, Marie et Jeanne”, acknowledged receipt of payments due from “Isabiaus de Kievraing Dame de Spremont” connected with the marriage of “Simon Sgr de Lallaing son pere et de sa mere” by charter dated end-Dec 1338[410].  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...Gillion de Reumont et demisielle Florence sa femme, demisielle Margherite de Lalaing canoinnesse de Malboege, demisielle Marie de Lalaing canoinesse de Niuielle, et demisielle Gille de Lalaing, sereurs audit signeur de Lalaing[411]m ([Dec 1338/Dec 1346]) GILLES de Reumont, son of --- (-bur Berelles). 

(7)       MARGUERITE de Lalaing (-after 21 Dec 1346).  Canoness at Maubeuge: a charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...Gillion de Reumont et demisielle Florence sa femme, demisielle Margherite de Lalaing canoinnesse de Malboege, demisielle Marie de Lalaing canoinesse de Niuielle, et demisielle Gille de Lalaing, sereurs audit signeur de Lalaing[412]

(8)       MARIE de Lalaing (-after 21 Dec 1346).  “Collart Sire de Lallaing...”, for himself and on behalf of “ses trois sœurs Florence, Marie et Jeanne”, acknowledged receipt of payments due from “Isabiaus de Kievraing Dame de Spremont” connected with the marriage of “Simon Sgr de Lallaing son pere et de sa mere” by charter dated end-Dec 1338[413].  Canoness at Nivelle: a charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...Gillion de Reumont et demisielle Florence sa femme, demisielle Margherite de Lalaing canoinnesse de Malboege, demisielle Marie de Lalaing canoinesse de Niuielle, et demisielle Gille de Lalaing, sereurs audit signeur de Lalaing[414]

(9)       JEANNE de Lalaing (-[end-Dec 1338/21 Dec 1346]).  “Collart Sire de Lallaing...”, for himself and on behalf of “ses trois sœurs Florence, Marie et Jeanne”, acknowledged receipt of payments due from “Isabiaus de Kievraing Dame de Spremont” connected with the marriage of “Simon Sgr de Lallaing son pere et de sa mere” by charter dated end-Dec 1338[415].  Her absence from the 21 Dec 1346 charter which names her sisters suggests that Marie was deceased at the time.  Another possibility is that “Jeanne” was the same person as the daughter named “Gille” in the later document.  

(10)    GILLE de Lalaing (-16 Mar 1388).  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...Gillion de Reumont et demisielle Florence sa femme, demisielle Margherite de Lalaing canoinnesse de Malboege, demisielle Marie de Lalaing canoinesse de Niuielle, et demisielle Gille de Lalaing, sereurs audit signeur de Lalaing[416]Abbess of Flines 1363[417]

ii)         [GILLE de Lalaing (-1356).  Hautcœur records Gilles as the daughter of Nicolas [II] Seigneur de Lalaing[418].  The primary source which confirms this affiliation has not been identified.  Abbess of Flines 1356.] 

iii)        [--- de Lalaing .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following document: Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing certified a charter dated 1300 “verifiyée de bouche par nostre...mere dame de Lalaing et de nos...cousin monseigneur Taillefer de Rosen” by charter dated 20 Mar 1366 (O.S.), sealed by himself and by “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[419]m --- de Rosen, son of ---.] 

iv)       [--- de Lalaing .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following document: Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing certified a charter dated 1300 “verifiyée de bouche par nostre...mere dame de Lalaing et de nos...cousin monseigneur Taillefer de Rosen” by charter dated 20 Mar 1366 (O.S.), sealed by himself and by “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[420]m --- de Mortaigne, son of ---.] 

b)         SIMON de Lalaing (-[26 Apr/20 Sep] 1300, bur Semeries).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records his parentage without citing the corresponding primary source[421].  Seigneur de Semeries, de iure uxorism JEANNE de Roisin Dame de Semeries, daughter of JEAN de Semeries & his wife --- (-after Mar 1301).  The Catalogue des Lalaing notes that Semeries is now known as “Sepmeries, village situé entre Valenciennes et Le Quesnoy...[à ne pas] confondre avec Semeries près d’Avesnes[422].  “Jehenne dame de Semeries et...Jehan sen ainsney fill et sen hoir chevalier” settled disputes with Valenciennes Saint-Jean by charter dated 20 Sep 1300[423].  “La dame de Semeries [...Jeanne] et son fils aîné messire Jehan chevaliers” built a chapel at Valenciennes Saint-Jean, in memory of “monsegneur Symon de Lalaing chevalier marit jadis à le dite dame et pere à monsegneur Jehan devant dit”, by charter dated Mar 1300 (O.S.)[424].  Simon & his wife had [four or more] children: 

i)          JEAN de Lalaing (-after 1308).  Seigneur de Semeries.  According to Goethals, Jean was the son of Nicolas de Lalaing[425], but the following documents show his correct parentage.  “Jehenne dame de Semeries et...Jehan sen ainsney fill et sen hoir chevalier” settled disputes with Valenciennes Saint-Jean by charter dated 20 Sep 1300[426].  “La dame de Semeries [...Jeanne] et son fils aîné messire Jehan chevaliers” built a chapel at Valenciennes Saint-Jean, in memory of “monsegneur Symon de Lalaing chevalier marit jadis à le dite dame et pere à monsegneur Jehan devant dit”, by charter dated Mar 1300 (O.S.)[427].  “Messire Jean de Lalaing sire de Semeries chevalier et Pierre Percheval son frère” granted property to “Margritain de Vicogne, jadis femme Jean de Vicogne” by charter dated 1308[428]

ii)         PIERRE dit Perceval de Lalaing (-after 1333).  Messire Jean de Lalaing sire de Semeries chevalier et Pierre Percheval son frère” granted property to “Margritain de Vicogne, jadis femme Jean de Vicogne” by charter dated 1308[429].  Froissart names “messire Perceval de Semeries” among the Hainaut nobles who supported Edward III King of England in 1326 [1327/28?][430]

iii)        [--- de Lalaing .  The Catalogue des Lalaing says that Beatrix was the son of Pierre dit Perceval de Lalaing[431].  The 6 Jun 1371 charter quoted below confirms that she was the nephew of Jean de Lalaing, son of Simon de Lalaing and his wife Jeanne de Semeries.  Pierre is the couple’s only other recorded son, but there is no guarantee that Beatrix’s father was not another otherwise unrecorded son.  m ---.]  --- & his wife had one child: 

(1)       BEATRIX de Lalaing (-9 May 1376, bur Beaumont, Valenciennes).  Brassart names Beatrix as daughter of Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing[432].  According to Goethals, Beatrix was the daughter of Jean de Lalaing[433].  The reference to Semeries in the following documents indicates her correct family origin.  “Bietris de Lalaing castellaine de Saint-Omer et dame de Semeryes” confirmed the foundation made by “no...taie de boinne memoire me dame Jehenne jadis dame de Semeryes et messire Jehans ses aisnés fils et hoirs nos...oncles” for the soul of “monsr Symon de Lalaing chevalier no taion” by charter dated 6 Jun 1371[434].  An epitaph at Valenciennes Saint-Jacques des Sœurs noires records the burial of “Beatrix de Lalaing châtelaine de Saint-Omer comtesse de Fauquemberghe et dame de Semeries, jadis espeuse à...Floris de Beaumont chastelain de Saint-Omer, comte de Fauquemberghe, seigneur de Beaurieu et de Semeries” who died 9 May 1376[435]m FLORENT Châtelain de Beaumont, son of BAUDOUIN Châtelain de Beaumont & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Omer (-[22 Jun 1364/20 Jan 1365]).  Châtelain de Saint-Omer 1364. 

iv)       [--- de Lalaing .  The Catalogue des Lalaing records other members of the Lalaing/Semeries family who were named in documents dated in the late 14th/first half 15th century, presumably descended from a younger son or sons of Simon de Lalaing and his wife[436].] 

c)         [--- de Lalaing .  The Catalogue des Lalaing records members of a Lalaing/Laidang family who were named in documents dated in the mid-14th/early 15th century, presumably descended from a younger son or sons of Simon [II] de Lalaing and his wife Alexandra de Lesdaing[437].] 

 

 

SIMON de Lalaing, son of SIMON [III] Seigneur de Lalaing & his wife Mathilde d’Aspremont (-13 Sep 1386, bur Beaumont, Valenciennes).  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...monsr. Symon de Lalaing, monsigneur Jehan dit Sanson de Lalaing chlrs, freres audit monsr de Lalaing...[438].  Seigneur d’Ecaussines, de iure uxoris.  “Nicolas sire de Lalaing, de Bugnicourt chevalier, Simon de Lalaing son frère écuyer, et Baudouin de la Motte à ce jour châtelain d’Ath” sold property by charter dated 17 Dec 1371[439].  Seigneur de Hordaing.  Sénéchal d’Ostrevent, bailly de Hainaut.  “Simons de Lalaing sires de Hordaing et sénescauls d’Ostrevant chevaliers, baillius de Haynnau” issued a judgment relating to Ciply by charter dated 11 Dec 1374[440].  Seigneur de Quiévrain et d’Ecaussines.  An epitaph at Valenciennes records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier jadis seigneur de Kiévrain et...baillieus de Haynaut” who died 13 Sep 1386 and “Jehene dEscaussines dame de Kievrain[441]

m JEANNE de Rœulx Dame d’Ecaussines, daughter of GILLES de Rœulx Seigneur d’Ecaussines & his wife Jeanne de Lens Dame de Louwes et de Brebières.  An epitaph at Valenciennes records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier jadis seigneur de Kiévrain et...baillieus de Haynaut” who died 13 Sep 1386 and “Jehene dEscaussines dame de Kievrain[442]

Simon & his wife had children: 

1.         SIMON de Lalaing (-3 Jun 1388, bur Crespin)Seigneur de Quiévrain, d’Hordaing et d’Ecaussines.  Sénéchal d’Ostrevent, grand-bailli de Hainaut.  An epitaph at Crespin records the burial of “Simon de Lallain jadis sire de Kiévraing et de Brebier” who died 3 Jun 1388 and “Jehenne de Ligne dame de Kievrain et de Brebier” who died 1388[443]m ([1380]) as her first husband, JEANNE de Ligne, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-after [1398], bur Crespin).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and two marriages without citing the corresponding primary sources[444].  She married secondly ([1398]) Jean de Houcourt.  An epitaph at Crespin records the burial of “Simon de Lallain jadis sire de Kiévraing et de Brebier” who died 3 Jun 1388 and “Jehenne de Ligne dame de Kievrain et de Brebier” who died 1388 [error?][445].  Simon & his wife had children: 

a)         SIMON de Lalaing (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records his parentage without citing the corresponding primary source[446].  Seigneur de Quiévrain, d’Hordaing et d’Ecaussines.  The Catalogue des Lalaing records that Simon was killed at Agincourt[447]m ISABELLE de Barbançon, daughter of JEAN [I] de Barbançon Seigneur de Jeumont & his wife Jeanne du Chasteler (-after 21 Apr 1428).  The Catalogue des Lalaing names “Isabelle de Jeumont, de la maison de Barbançon” as the wife of Simon de Lalaing without citing the corresponding primary sources[448].  Brassart names her “Jeanne de Barbençon, fille de Jean seigneur de Jeumont et de Jeanne Chasteler”, also without citing his sources[449].  Goethels names her “Isabeau de Barbançon, fille de Gérard de Barbançon seigneur de Roubaix et de Jeanne de Chasteler”, without citing sources[450].  Her name is confirmed as Isabelle by the 21 Apr 1428 charter quoted below.  Simon & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEANNE de Lalaing (-10 Apr 1467).  Jeanne and her sister, having reached the age of majority, divided their territories, naming “leur mère Isabeau de Barbançon”, by charter dated 21 Apr 1428[451].  Dame de Quiévrain.  An epitaph at Avesnes records the burial of “Olivier de Bretaigne comte de Pentheure et de Perigord, vicomte de Limoges, seigneur d’Avesnes...” who died 8 Sep 1433 and “Jehenne de Lalaing héritière de Kiévrain epeuze de secondes noces a...Olivier de Bretaigne” who died 10 Apr 1466[452]m (1428) as his second wife, OLIVIER de Blois-Châtillon Comte de Penthièvre, son of JEAN [I] de Blois-Châtillon Comte de Penthièvre & his wife Marguerite de Clisson.  An epitaph at Avesnes records the burial of “Olivier de Bretaigne comte de Pentheure et de Perigord, vicomte de Limoges, seigneur d’Avesnes...” who died 8 Sep 1433 and “Jehenne de Lalaing héritière de Kiévrain epeuze de secondes noces a...Olivier de Bretaigne” who died 10 Apr 1466[453]

ii)         MARIE de Lalaing (-after 1467).  Jeanne and her sister, having reached the age of majority, divided their territories, naming “leur mère Isabeau de Barbançon”, by charter dated 21 Apr 1428[454].  Dame d’Ecaussines et d’Arquenne.  Accounts dated [1 Sep 1427/3 Jul 1428] record negotiations for the marriage of “Jean de Croy” and “madame de Kieuraing...sa fille demise d’Escaussines[455].  She succeeded her sister as Dame de Quiévrain.  m ([1428]) JEAN de Croÿ, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Croÿ & his wife Marguerite de Craon (-Valenciennes 1472, bur Chimay).  Comte de Chimay 1472. 

2.         MARIE de Lalaing (-16 Dec 1416).  Her family origin and two marriages are confirmed by letters dated Oct 1387 in which “Robert de Bethune Vicomte de Miaulx et Sires de Venduel Chevaliers” and “Iehans de Ligne Escuyers, qui avoient deux seurs espousées filles de...Iehan Seigneur de Barbenchon et...Yolens de Lens sa...compaigne” agreed the succession of “feu...Michel iadis Signeur de Ligne et...Alienor de Couchy Dame de Ligne et Vicontesse de Miaux”, which names “Wuillaume Signeur de Ligne son pere, oncle et hoir audit feu Monsigneur Michel” and “Willaume de Ligne son fil aisné frere doudit Iehan, dont la femme...Marie de Lalaing estoit à present femme à Messire Englebert d’Enghien[456].  The contract for her second marriage is dated 5 Jul 1384[457].  A monument at Cambron records the death 22 Feb 1402 (O.S.) of "messire Engelbert d’Enghien jadis Sr. de Rameru, de le Folie et Hubize" and 16 Dec 1416 of “dame Marie de Lalaing espouse audict monsieur Engelbert d’Enghien[458]m firstly GUILLAUME de Ligne, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Ligne & his wife --- (-before 1387).  m secondly (contract 5 Jul 1384) as his second wife, ENGELBERT [I] d’Enghien Seigneur de Ramerupt, son of GAUTHIER [III] Seigneur d'Enghien & his wife Isabelle de Brienne ([1330]-20 Feb 1403). 

3.         MATHILDE de Lalaing (-Aug 1411, bur Herlemont)The marriage contract between “Ansiaus de Trasingnies sires de Heppingnies” and ”Simons de Lalaing sires de Kieuraing...demiselle Mehaut de Lalaing suer...ledit sr de Keuraing”, dated 12 Oct 1386, names “Jehan mon frere audit sr de Heppignies...Jehanne se [=Mehaut] suer...messires Ostes sires de Trasignies et de Silly...[459][Dame de Monchiaux:] an account dated 13 Nov 1393 records Medame de Monchia feme a Monssr Ansiel de Trasign.[460]An epitaph at Herlemont records the burial of “Ansiau sire de Trazegnies, de Silly et de Maing” who died 28 --- 1418 and “Mehault de Lallaing...epeuze audit sire de Trazegnies” who died Aug 1411[461]m (12 Oct 1386) ANSEAU de Trazegnies Seigneur de Heppignies, son of OSTE [IX] Seigneur de Trazegnies et de Silly & his first wife Catherine de Hellebecq (-[17 Jan 1418/20 Jan 1419], bur Herlemont).  He succeeded his brother as Seigneur de Trazegnies et de Silly. 

4.         JEANNE de Lalaing (-25 Jul 1419, bur Flines).  The marriage contract between “Ansiaus de Trasingnies sires de Heppingnies” and ”Simons de Lalaing sires de Kieuraing...demiselle Mehaut de Lalaing suer...ledit sr de Keuraing”, dated 12 Oct 1386, names “Jehan mon frere audit sr de Heppignies...Jehanne se [=Mehaut] suer...messires Ostes sires de Trasignies et de Silly...[462]Abbess of Flines [Feb] 1419[463]

5.         JEAN de Lalaing (-[1420]).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records his parentage without citing the corresponding primary source[464]m (1404) MARIE de Melun, daughter of HUGUES de Melun Burggraaf van Gent, Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his second wife Beatrix de Beausart.  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[465]

6.         GUILLAUME de Lalaing (-[1435]).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records his parentage, adding that he succeeded as Seigneur de Hordaing and sénéchal d’Ostrevent “après son frère“, without citing the corresponding primary source[466].  The chronology of Guillaume’s life and that of his daughter Jacqueline suggest that he was much younger than his brother Simon, maybe he was his parents’ youngest child.  Seigneur de Houdaing.  m MARGUERITE de la Hamaide, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de la Hamaide & his wife Marie Dame de Waziers.  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[467]Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         JACQUELINE de Lalaing ).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage without citing the corresponding primary source[468]m RAOUL de Créquy Seigneur de Villers en bocage, son of JEAN [IV] Seigneur de Créquy & his wife Jeanne de Roye Dame d’Espourdin (-8 Mar 1471, bur Douriers). 

 

 

NICOLAS [III] de Lalaing, son of SIMON [III] de Lalaing & his wife Mathilde d’Aspremont (-[20 Mar 1367/4 Jun 1369]).  “Collart Sire de Lallaing...”, for himself and on behalf of “ses trois sœurs Florence, Marie et Jeanne”, acknowledged receipt of payments due from “Isabiaus de Kievraing Dame de Spremont” connected with the marriage of “Simon Sgr de Lallaing son pere et de sa mere” by charter dated end-Dec 1338[469].  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that, after “Medame Mehaus dame de Lalaing” (co-heiress of Quiévrain) entered religion, she was represented by “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” who sold property to “Robiert de Couchi canonne et chantre de l’église de Cambray et signeur du Chasteller sur Oyse” and to “medame Margherite de Wingles dame de Roisin” with the consent of “medame Mehaut de Lalaing sa mere...medame Ysabiel dame de Lalaing...espeuse audit monsr. Nicollon, de monsr. Symon de Lalaing, monsigneur Jehan dit Sanson de Lalaing chlrs, freres audit monsr de Lalaing, Gillion de Reumont et demisielle Florence sa femme, demisielle Margherite de Lalaing canoinnesse de Malboege, demisielle Marie de Lalaing canoinesse de Niuielle, et demisielle Gille de Lalaing, sereurs audit signeur de Lalaing[470].  A charter dated to [1353] records an agreement between Anchin abbey and “Mgr de Lallaing et ses complices” compensating for damage “à Pesquencourt[471].  Jean II King of France confirmed receiving the fine paid by “Nicolas Sgr de Lallaing, Jean Sgr de Harchies, Gilles dit Hoel de Keuvraing, Sgr de Fontenoy, chevaliers et Guillaume du Chasteler ecuyer” to Anchin for damage “à Pesquencourt” by charter dated 13 Dec 1353[472].  Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing certified a charter dated 1300 “verifiyée de bouche par nostre...mere dame de Lalaing et de nos...cousin monseigneur Taillefer de Rosen” by charter dated 20 Mar 1366 (O.S.), sealed by himself and by “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[473].  His sons’ 4 Jun 1369 charter quoted below suggests that Nicolas [III] was deceased at the time, although the document does not name him as “feu” in contrast to his wife. 

m ISABELLE de Montigny Dame de Montigny, daughter of [GUILLAUME Seigneur de Montigny [en Ostrevent] & his wife Marie de Haveskercke] (-before 4 Jun 1369).  Goethals names “Marie de Montigny” as wife of Nicolas [III], and names her parents as shown above, without citing the source on which this information is based[474].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  A charter dated 21 Dec 1346 records that “Nicollon signeur de Lalaing sen aisnet fil chevalier” sold property with the consent of “...medame Ysabiel dame de Lalaing...espeuse audit monsr. Nicollon...[475].  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers Simons de Lalaing et Ostes de Lalaing si frère escuyer” confirmed the donation made to Flines by “messires de Lalaing leurs pères”, for the souls “dudit monsr. Lalaing le père, de feue madame Ysabiel de Montegui se espeuse et mère des dessus nommés”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1369[476]

Nicolas [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         NICOLAS [IV] de Lalaing (-after 15 Mar 1387).  Nicolas [III] Seigneur de Lalaing certified a charter dated 1300 “verifiyée de bouche par nostre...mere dame de Lalaing et de nos...cousin monseigneur Taillefer de Rosen” by charter dated 20 Mar 1366 (O.S.), sealed by himself and by “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[477].  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers Simons de Lalaing et Ostes de Lalaing si frère escuyer” confirmed the donation made to Flines by “messires de Lalaing leurs pères”, for the souls “dudit monsr. Lalaing le père, de feue madame Ysabiel de Montegui se espeuse et mère des dessus nommés”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1369[478]Nicolas sire de Lalaing, de Bugnicourt chevalier, Simon de Lalaing son frère écuyer, et Baudouin de la Motte à ce jour châtelain d’Ath” sold property by charter dated 17 Dec 1371[479].  “Nicolas sire de Lalaing et de Bugnicourt chevalier et Hostes de Lalaing son frère écuyer” sold property to “Jean Vrediel” by charter dated 15 Mar 1387[480]

2.         SIMON de Lalaing (-before 15 Mar 1387).  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers Simons de Lalaing et Ostes de Lalaing si frère escuyer” confirmed the donation made to Flines by “messires de Lalaing leurs pères”, for the souls “dudit monsr. Lalaing le père, de feue madame Ysabiel de Montegui se espeuse et mère des dessus nommés”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1369[481]Nicolas sire de Lalaing, de Bugnicourt chevalier, Simon de Lalaing son frère écuyer, et Baudouin de la Motte à ce jour châtelain d’Ath” sold property by charter dated 17 Dec 1371[482].  His absence from the 15 Mar 1387 charter which names his brothers suggests that Simon was deceased at the time. 

3.         OSTE de Lalaing ([before 1350]-13 Jan 1441, bur Lalaing).  “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers Simons de Lalaing et Ostes de Lalaing si frère escuyer” confirmed the donation made to Flines by “messires de Lalaing leurs pères”, for the souls “dudit monsr. Lalaing le père, de feue madame Ysabiel de Montegui se espeuse et mère des dessus nommés”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1369[483]His birth date is estimated on the assumption that Oste was a young adult at the time.  The epitaph quoted below indicates that he was 103 years old when he died, which is presumably exaggerated.  “Nicolas sire de Lalaing et de Bugnicourt chevalier et Hostes de Lalaing son frère écuyer” sold property to “Jean Vrediel” by charter dated 15 Mar 1387[484].  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Otte de Lalaing chevalier...vesquit le dit Otte...cent et trois ans” who died 13 Jan 1441 and “Yolens de Barbenchon dame de Lalaing son...epeuse” who died 9 Jan 1434[485].  “Charles baron de Lalaing...” ratified obits at the church of Lalaing, including “Monseigneur Hoste signeur de Lalaing...et...Madame Yolent de Barbenchon son espeuse lesquelz gisent en la chappelle de saint Jehan”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1515[486]m (after Oct 1387) YOLANDE de Barbançon Dame de Hantes, daughter of JEAN [III] Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Yolande de Lens (-9 Jan 1434, bur Lalaing).  ).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a memorial in the chapelle du Saint-Sang-Wisnacq, aux Carmes de Valenciennes, which records the arms of her son Guillaume de Lalaing (died 1475) quartered “Lalaing/Montegny/Barbanchon/Rassenghien”[487].  She must have married after Oct 1387 as she is not named in the charter which names her supposed two brothers-in-law.  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Otte de Lalaing chevalier...vesquit le dit Otte...cent et trois ans” who died 13 Jan 1441 and “Yolens de Barbenchon dame de Lalaing son...epeuse” who died 9 Jan 1434[488].  “Charles baron de Lalaing...” ratified obits at the church of Lalaing, including “Monseigneur Hoste signeur de Lalaing...et...Madame Yolent de Barbenchon son espeuse lesquelz gisent en la chappelle de saint Jehan”, by charter dated 15 Dec 1515[489]Oste & his wife had six children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Lalaing (-24 Aug 1475).  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain, de Bugnicourt, Fressaing, Hordaing, et seneschal d’Ostrevant” dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “nous de Jehenne de Crequi notre...compaigne et de deffunts messires Jacques [...lequel gist en le chappelle de notre Dame de Sainghin scitué en ladite eglise de Lallain], Philippe [...lequel termina vie par trespas en la bataille du Mont le Hevry] et Anthoine de Lallain [...lequel gist en ladite chapelle de notre Dame de Sanghien] nos enfants”, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[490]

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b)         SANSON [Sanche?] de Lalaing (-[1460]).  “Sansse de Lalaing seigneur de Bricques et de Thilly escuier” was named in accounts of the grand bailliage de Hainaut dated 1436[491].  Seigneur d’Oprebaix[492].  Goethals records that “Sausse de Lalaing” and his wife “Agnes de Robersart” are recorded in a window at Valenciennes église des Carmes, decorated with the shields of “Lalaing, Barbançon, Robersart, Mastaing. Montigny, Rassenghien, ---, Trazegnies[493]m CATHERINE [Agnès?] de Robersart, daughter of ---.  The Catalogue des Lalaing names “Catherine de Robersart” as the wife of Sanche de Lalaing without providing any other details[494].  Brassart names her “Catherine de Robersart dame d’Ecaillon et de Bruille” (no source cited)[495].  Goethals names her “Agnes d’Ostrevant dite de Robersart” without citing the source on which this information is based[496].  Was she related to John/Jean Robsart/Robersart who was born in Hainaut, campaigned in France with Henry V King of England, was granted “the baronies of S. Saviour le Visconte and Neahou in Normandy”, made “Captain of Caudebec” during the reign of King Henry VI, and was buried at Christ Church, London (epitaph recording the burial of “Dom. Johannes Robsard valens miles in armis” who died 24 Dec 1450)?[497].  Goethals records that “Sausse de Lalaing” and his wife “Agnes de Robersart” are recorded in a window at Valenciennes église des Carmes, decorated with the shields of “Lalaing, Barbançon, Robersart, Mastaing. Montigny, Rassenghien, ---, Trazegnies[498].  Sanson & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE [Catherine?] de Lalaing ([after 1445?]-[before 1475 or after 1477]).  Père Anselme records her parentage (naming her “Catherine”) and marriage, noting that she was living in 1477, without citing the source which confirms this information[499].  The Catalogue des Lalaing records that “Jeanne de Lalaing demoiselle d’Escaillon et de Bruille”, only daughter and heiress of “Sanche de Lalaing Seigneur d’Oprebaix, chambellan du duc de Bourgogne, prévôt-le-comte à Valenciennes” (“mort vers 1460”) and “Catherine de Robersart” was in 1461 “sous la tutelle du seigneur de Lalaing son oncle” and that her husband was “veuf d’elle en 1475[500].  No primary source has been identified which reconciles the difference in name and date of death.  Her birth date is estimated from her still being a minor in 1461.  m (after 1461) PHILIPPE de Bourbon Seigneur de Duisant, son of JEAN de Bourbon Seigneur de Carency & his second wife Jeanne de Vendômois (-after 20 Jul 1492). 

c)         SIMON de Lalaing (-15 Mar 1477, bur Deinze)Simon de Lalaing seigneur de Montigny chevalier...Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing aussi chevalier...son frère” made declarations as “curateur aux biens vacants de feu...Jacques de Lalaing” by charter dated 3 Apr 1469[501]

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d)         MARGUERITE de Lalaing (-1444, bur Mons Sainte-Vaudru).  Canoness at Mons Sainte-Vaudru.  An epitaph at Mons Sainte-Vaudru records the burials of “Melle Marguerite et Melle Jacqueline de Lalaing filles de...Otte de Lalainh et de dame Yolente de Barbençon” who died 1444 and 1446 respectively and were both “chanoinesses de l’église Sainte-Vaudru à Mons[502]

e)         JACQUELINE de Lalaing (-1446, bur Mons Sainte-Vaudru).  Canoness at Mons Sainte-Vaudru.  An epitaph at Mons Sainte-Vaudru records the burials of “Melle Marguerite et Melle Jacqueline de Lalaing filles de...Otte de Lalainh et de dame Yolente de Barbençon” who died 1444 and 1446 respectively and were both “chanoinesses de l’église Sainte-Vaudru à Mons[503]

f)          YOLANDE de Lalaing (-before 1484).  A charter dated 1484 records land at Lalaing which used to be held by “Yolens de Lalaing fille de...Yolens de Barbenchon dame de Lalaing[504]

4.         JEANNE de Lalaing (-1426, bur Tournai Cordeliers).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage “notre...fil Colart de Lalaing chevalier signour de Hordaing et seneschal d’Ostrevant...no...cousin monseigneur Jehan de Mortaigne chevalier signeur de Potelles[505]m PIERRE de Havesquerque dit de Wisquete Seigneur de Rache-lez-Douai et d’Ere, Châtelain d’Orchies et de Bailleul, son of --- (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415). 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Lalaing, son of OSTE de Lalaing & his wife Yolande de Barbançon Dame de Hantes (-24 Aug 1475).  Seigneur de Bugnicourt, de iure uxorisSeigneur de Lalaing.  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain, de Bugnicourt, Fressaing, Hordaing, et seneschal d’Ostrevant”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “nous de Jehenne de Crequi notre...compaigne et de deffunts messires Jacques [...lequel gist en le chappelle de notre Dame de Sainghin scitué en ladite eglise de Lallain], Philippe [...lequel termina vie par trespas en la bataille du Mont le Hevry] et Anthoine de Lallain [...lequel gist en ladite chapelle de notre Dame de Sanghien] nos enfants”, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[506].  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burials of “Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing” who died 27 Aug 1473 and “Jehene de Crequy dame de Lalaing sa...epeuse” who died 21 Oct 1495[507]

m (after 1415) as her second husband, JEANNE de Créquy Dame de Bugnicourt, widow of ROBERT [VIII] Seigneur de Wavrin, daughter of JEAN [IV] Seigneur de Créquy & his wife Jeanne de Roye Dame d’Espourdin.  Goethals records her parentage and two marriages, without citing the sources on which this information is based[508].  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain...”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “nous de Jehenne de Crequi notre...compaigne...[509].  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burials of “Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing” who died 27 Aug 1473 and “Jehene de Crequy dame de Lalaing sa...epeuse” who died 21 Oct 1495[510]

Guillaume & his wife had children: 

1.         JACQUES de Lalaing (-Poucques 3 Jul 1453, bur Lalaing).  An epitaph at Lalaing Sainte-Aldegonde records the burial of “Jacques de Lalaing aisné fils de...Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing” who died 3 Jul 1453 “au siège devant Ponckes[511].  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain...”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “...deffunts messires Jacques [...lequel gist en le chappelle de notre Dame de Sainghin scitué en ladite eglise de Lallain]...”, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[512]

2.         JEAN de Lalaing (-17 Dec 1498, bur Douai Cordéliers).  A charter dated 16 Jul 1468 records an enquiry into the property “délaissés par le trépas de feu messire Jacques de Lalaing”, with the consent of “messire Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing, Jean et messire Antoine ses enfants[513].  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain...”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of his three deceased sons, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[514].  An epitaph at Douai Cordéliers records the burial of “Jehan baron de Lalaing, seigneur de Bugnicourt, Fressaing, Monchicourt, Hourdain et de Brébières, sénéchal d’Ostrevant” who died 17 Dec 1498[515]Mistress: CATHERINE Wiette, daughter of ---.  A Généalogie de Croy et de Lalaing, written in [1566], records that “Jehan de Lalaing, iie fils de messire Guillamme et de la fille de Crequy...“ lived with “une...fille au monnier de Lalaing” by whom he had four sons and one daughter “Blance[516].  The Catalogue des Lalaing lists these illegitimate children and their descendants[517]

3.         PHILIPPE de Lalaing (-killed in battle Montlhéry 16 Jul 1465).  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain...”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “...deffunts messires...Philippe [...lequel termina vie par trespas en la bataille du Mont le Hevry]...”, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[518]

4.         ANTOINE de Lalaing (-8 Jan 1470, bur Lalaing).  The testament of “Guillaume seigneur de Lallain...”, dated 4 Sep 1473, donated property for the souls of “...deffunts messires...Anthoine de Lallain [...lequel gist en ladite chapelle de notre Dame de Sanghien] nos enfants”, approved by “nostre...filz aisne et heritier apparent maistre Jehan de Lalain[519].  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Anthoine de Lalaing seigneur de Bugnicourt chevalier...frère maisné [de]...Jacques” who died 9 Jan 1469[520]

5.         YOLANDE de Lalaing (-after 1492).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[521]m REINALD Heer van Brederode, son of WALRAM Heer van Brederode & his wife Johanna van Vianen (-1473). 

6.         ISABELLE de Lalaing ).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[522]m PIERRE de Hénin Seigneur de Boussu, son of ---. 

 

 

SIMON de Lalaing, son of OSTE de Lalaing & his wife Yolande de Barbançon Dame de Hantes (-15 Mar 1477, bur Deinze).  Seigneur de Montigny.  Simon de Lalaing seigneur de Montigny chevalier...Guillaume seigneur de Lalaing aussi chevalier...son frère” made declarations as “curateur aux biens vacants de feu...Jacques de Lalaing” by charter dated 3 Apr 1469[523].  An epitaph at Deinze, near Gent records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier seigneur de Montigny et de Santes fondateur de cette église et Jeanne d’Escornaix dame de Bracle et Salardinghe sa femme”, providing brief biographical details, who died 15 Mar 1476 and 29 May 1478 respectively[524]

m ([1436]) JEANNE de Gavre Dame d’Escornaix, de Bracle et de Salardinghe, daughter of ARNAUD de Gavre Baron d’Escornaix & his wife Marie d’Aumont Dame de Bracle et de Salardinghe (-29 May 1478, bur Deinze).  Brassart records her parentage and marriage, without citing the sources on which the information is based[525].  An epitaph at Deinze, near Gent records the burial of “Simon de Lalaing chevalier seigneur de Montigny et de Santes fondateur de cette église et Jeanne d’Escornaix dame de Bracle et Salardinghe sa femme”, providing brief biographical details, who died 15 Mar 1476 and 29 May 1478 respectively[526]

Simon & his wife had seven children: 

1.         JOSSE de Lalaing (-Utrecht 5 Aug 1483, bur Deinze).  Seigneur de Montigny.  Stadhouder of Holland 1480.  An epitaph at Deinze records the burial of “Josse de Lalaing baron et seigneur dudict lieu, seigneur de Montigny et Santes, Bracle, Salardingue” who married “Bonne de la Vieville fille et héritière de...Louis des Sains, de Berles, d’Orvillers, de Meurepas, en la comté d’Arthois...” and died Aug 1483, and includes some brief biographical details[527].  In a charter dated 15 Dec 1515, [his son] “Charles baron de Lalaing d’Escorany...” ratified obits at Lalaing in memory of “son feu...pere Monseigneur Josse signeur de Lalaing en son temps gouverneur de Hollande...” who died 5 Aug 1483 “au siege devant la cite dUtrecq et son corps enterre au cloistre Dainze en Flandre[528]m BONNE de la Viesville Dame de Sains, de Tangry et de Maurepas, daughter of LOUIS de la Viesville Seigneur de Sains et de Tangry et de Maurepas châtelain de Bapaume & his wife Marguerite du Bos Dame de Maurepas et de Villers (-2 Mar 1503).  An epitaph at Deynze records the burial of “Josse de Lalaing baron et seigneur dudict lieu, seigneur de Montigny et Santes, Bracle, Salardingue” who married “Bonne de la Vieville fille et héritière de...Louis des Sains, de Berles, d’Orvillers, de Meurepas, en la comté d’Arthois...[529].  In a charter dated 15 Dec 1515, [her son] “Charles baron de Lalaing d’Escorany...” ratified obits at Lalaing in memory of “son feu...pere Monseigneur Josse signeur de Lalaing...Bonne de la Viefville son espeuse” who died 2 Mar 1503, and for “Jacqueline de Luxembourg son espeuse[530]Josse & his wife had children: 

a)         CHARLES de Lalaing ([1466]-Oudenaarde 17 Jul 1525, bur Douai, l’église des Dames de l’Abbaye-des-Prés)He succeeded his cousin Jean in 1498 as Seigneur de Lalaing.  In a charter dated 15 Dec 1515, “Charles baron de Lalaing d’Escorany, pers de Haynaut, seigneur Descussigniz, chevalier de lordre de la Thoison dOr...” ratified obits at the church of Lalaing in memory of “son feu...pere Monseigneur Josse signeur de Lalaing en son temps gouverneur de Hollande...” who died 5 Aug 1483 “au siege devant la cite dUtrecq et son corps enterre au cloistre Dainze en Flandre” and “Bonne de la Viefville son espeuse” who died 2 Mar 1503, and for “Jacqueline de Luxembourg son espeuse[531]Baron de Lalaing 1508.  Comte de Lalaing 1522.  An epitaph at l’église des Dames de l’Abbaye-des-Prés records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing baron d’Escornaix, seigneur de Brakele de saint Aulbin en Douai” who married “Jacqueline de Luxembourg...” and died 17 Jul 1525 “audit chasteau d’Audenarde”, and includes some brief biographical details[532]m (before 1494) JACQUELINE de Luxembourg Dame de Ville, daughter of JACQUES de Luxembourg Seigneur de Fiennes et de Gavre & his wife Marie de Berlaimont Dame de Ville, de la Hamaide et de Vasières (-after 1515).  In a charter dated 15 Dec 1515, [her husband] “Charles baron de Lalaing d’Escorany...” ratified obits at Lalaing for “Jacqueline de Luxembourg son espeuse[533]Charles & his wife had children: 

i)          JACQUES de Lalaing (-30 Oct 1521, bur Beaumont, Valenciennes).  “Charles baron de Lalaing...” granted property at Valenciennes to “Jacques de Lallaing seigneur Descornetz son fil aisne” by charter dated 1 Jul 1518[534].  An epitaph at l’église des Dames de Beaumont, Valenciennes records the burial of “Jacques fils aîné de Charles de Lalaing seigneur d’Ecornaix capitaine d’Audenarde...” who died 30 Oct 1521 “en revenant du siège de Maisiere[535]

ii)         CHARLES de Lalaing ([1506]-Brussels 21 Nov 1558, bur Lalaing)Comte de Lalaing

-         see below

iii)        MARGUERITE de Lalaing (Oudenaarde Sep 1508-1602).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[536]m EVRARD Seigneur de Pallant, son of ---. 

iv)       PHILIPPE de Lalaing (-30 Jun 1555, bur Hoogstraten).  “Philippe van Lalaing baron van Schorisse” confirmed receiving property from “Anthonyse van Lalaing ridder...grave van Hooghstraeten heere van Montigny, van Culemborch, Borsele ende van vrouwe Elizabeth van Culembourg gravine van Hooghstraten zyne...geselline” by charter dated 6 Aug 1534[537]

-         see below, GRAVEN van HOOGSTRATEN

v)        ANNE de Lalaing .  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[538]m JOSSE Comte de Montfort, son of ---. 

b)         ANTOINE de Lalaing ([1480]-Gent 2 Apr 1540, bur Hoogstraten).  Seigneur de Montigny.  Stadhouder of Holland 1522.  Heer van Hoogstraten, de iure uxoris.  Graaf van Hoogstraten 15 Jun 1518.  Epitaph.  m (11 Apr 1509) as her second husband, ELISABETH van Culemborg Vrouwe van Culemborg, Hoogstraten, Borsselen en Zuylen, widow of JEAN de Luxembourg Seigneur de Ville, daughter of GASPAR Heer van Culemborg & his wife Jeanne de Bourgogne (-9 Dec 1555). 

2.         ARNOUL de Lalaing (-Louvain 21 Mar 1483, bur Louvain Dominicans).  Prévôt de Harlebeke Saint-Sauveur 1459, of Bruges Notre-Dame 1473, and of Liège Saint-Lambert 1481[539]

3.         SIMON de Lalaing (-Paris end-Aug 1465, bur Paris Saints-Innocents).  Seigneur de Hantes.  The Mémoires of Jean Seigneur de Hénin records that, after being wounded, “Simon de Lalaing, second fils de...Simon de Lalaing seigneur de Montigny” was brought to Paris, died from his wounds the next day, and was buried “aux Innocents audict Paris[540]m (1461) MARIE de Sars, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Sars et du Maisnil & his wife Marguerite de Barbançon.  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[541]

4.         PHILIPPE de Lalaing (-Marseille [25] Dec 1464, bur Marseille). 

5.         FRANÇOIS de Lalaing (-Marseille [1464], bur Marseille). 

6.         JEAN de Lalaing (-killed in battle Grandson 2 Mar 1477). 

7.         PHILIPPOTTE de Lalaing ).  The Catalogue des Lalaing records her parentage and marriage[542]m (after 1479) JEAN de Lannoy Seigneur de Maingoval, son of ---. 

 

 

CHARLES de Lalaing, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his wife Jacqueline de Luxembourg ([1506]-Brussels 21 Nov 1558, bur Lalaing)Comte de Lalaing.  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing doyen des pairs de Hainau, sire du pays d’Escornaix, baron de Condé, de Montigny, de Wavrin, seneschal de Flandre, seigneur de Bracle, Wazieres, St-Aubin, Escaussines” who married firstly “Marguerite de Croy, dame de Wavrin et d’Escaussines, fille au prinice de Chimay” who died 2 Jul 1540 leaving one surviving child “Philippe comte de Lalain” from the 12 children born during their 22 years of marriage, and secondly “Marie de Montmorency” from whom he had sons and one daughter, died in Brussels 21 Nov 1558 aged 52 years, and includes other biographical details[543]

m firstly (Binche 30 Aug 1528) MARGUERITE de Croy Dame de Wavrin, d’Escaussines, de Marpon et de Berbières, daughter of CHARLES de Croy Prince de Chimay & his wife Louise d’Albret (6 Dec 1508-2 Jul 1540).  Père Anselme records that Philippe Seigneur de Wavrin mortgaged his lands to Charles de Croÿ Prince de Chimay, who granted it to his daughter Marguerite on her marriage to Charles Comte de Lalaing[544].  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing...” who married firstly “Marguerite de Croy, dame de Wavrin et d’Escaussines, fille au prinice de Chimay” who died 2 Jul 1540 leaving one surviving child “Philippe comte de Lalain” from the 12 children born during their 22 years of marriage[545]

m secondly ([1550]) MARIE de Montmorency, daughter of JOSEPH de Montmorency Heer van Nevele & his wife Anna van Egmond.  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing...” who married secondly “Marie de Montmorency” from whom he had sons and one daughter[546].  She married secondly (1562) as his second wife, Peter Ernst Graf von Mansfeld

Charles & his first wife had children: 

1.         PHILIPPE de Lalaing (Valenciennes 1553-Valenciennes 24 May 1582, bur Lalaing).  An epitaph at Lalaing records the burial of “Charles comte de Lalaing...” who married firstly “Marguerite de Croy, dame de Wavrin et d’Escaussines, fille au prinice de Chimay” who died 2 Jul 1540 leaving one surviving child “Philippe comte de Lalain” from the 12 children born during their 22 years of marriage[547]Comte de Lalaingm (1569) MARGUERITE de Ligne d’Arenberg, daughter of JEAN de Ligne Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife Marguerite de la Marck Ctss d’Arenberg (-24 Feb 1611, bur Lalaing).  Philippe & his wife had children:   

a)         MARGUERITE de Lalaing (Lalaing [Apr] 1574-21 Feb 1650, Brussels, Berlaimont monastery)Ctss de Lalaingm ([Sep 1592]) as his second wife, FLORENT Comte de Berlaimont, son of --- (-1620). 

b)         FRANÇOIS de Lalaing (Mons 1577-Douai 11 Feb 1590, bur Lalaing).  Comte de Lalaing

c)         CHRISTINE de Lalaing m MAXIMILIEN Comte de Bailleul, son of ---. 

Charles & his second wife had children: 

2.         EMMANUEL PHILIBERT de Lalaing (Valenciennes 5 May 1557-Mons 27 Dec 1590, bur Condé Notre-Dame).  Baron de Montigny.  An epitaph at Condé Notre-Dame records the burial of “Emmanuel de Lalaing...marchioni de Renty, bar. de Montigny, D. de Condé...” who died 27 Dec 1590 aged 33[548]m as her first husband, ANNE de Croy Marquise de Renty et de Chèvres, daughter of GUILLAUME de Croÿ Seigneur de Renty & his wife Anne de Renesse.  She married secondly as his second wife, Philippe de Croÿ Comte de SolreEmmanuel Philibert & his wife had children: 

a)         JEANNE de Lalaing (-1649).  Dame de Renty.  m (1608) JEAN de Croy Comte de Solre, son of PHILIPPE de Croÿ Comte de Solre & his first wife Anne de Beaufort Dame de Beaufort-en-Artois et de Ranssart (-Madrid 1640). 

b)         ALEXANDRE de Lalaing (Valenciennes Nov 1583-killed near Lécluse 1604).  Marquis de Renty. 

3.         PHILIPPOTTE CHRETIENNE de Lalaing (-Antwerp 8 Jun 1582, bur Antwerp St Michel)m (contract 26 Apr 1571) as his first wife, PIERRE de Melun, son of HUGUES de Melun Prince d’Epinoy & his wife Yolande de Barbançon Dame de Roubais (-1594).  Prince d’Epinoy, Baron d’Antoing 1579. 

 

 

PHILIPPE de Lalaing, son of CHARLES Comte de Lalaing & his wife Jacqueline de Luxembourg (-30 Jun 1555, bur Hoogstraten).  “Philippe van Lalaing baron van Schorisse” confirmed receiving property from “Anthonyse van Lalaing ridder...grave van Hooghstraeten heere van Montigny, van Culemborch, Borsele ende van vrouwe Elizabeth van Culembourg gravine van Hooghstraten zyne...geselline” by charter dated 6 Aug 1534[549].  Graaf van Hoogstraten. 

m (1532) ANNE de Rennebourg, daughter of GUILLAUME Comte de Rennebourg & his wife Cornélie de Culembourg. 

Philippe & his wife had children: 

1.         MARGUERITE de Lalaing (-1598, bur Belœil).  Dame de Ville.  m ([1561]) PHILIPPE Comte de Ligne, son of JACQUES Comte de Ligne & his first wife Marie van Wassenaar Vrouw van Wassenaar, Burggravin van Leiden (-1583, bur Belœil). 

2.         BARBE de Lalaing )m (Mechelen 14 Sep 1564) MAXIMILIAN von Ostfriesland Comte de Durbuy, son of JOHANN Graf zu Ostfriesland & his wife Dorothea von Oesterreich Heiress of Falkenburg, Durbuy and Dalem (Emden 1542-1600). 

3.         ANTOINE de Lalaing (Brussels [1535]-Reims 11 Dec 1568).  Graaf van Hoogstraten.  m (coontract 9 Nov 1560) as her second husband, ELEONORE de Montmorency Dame de Montigny, widow of PONCE de Lalaing Seigneur de Bugnicourt, daughter of JOSEPH de Montmorency Heer van Nevele & his wife Anna van Egmond. 

-        GRAVEN van HOOGSTRATEN[550]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de MONTIGNY

 

 

Montigny, now called Montigny-en-Ostrevent, is located south of Lallaing/Lalaing about 5 kilometres east of Douai in the present-day French département of Nord, arrondissement Douai, canton Douai-Sud. 

 

 

1.         NICOLAS de Montigny (-after 1208).  R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils” by charter dated 1208[551]m SARA, daughter of ---.  “R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils” by charter dated 1208[552]Nicolas & his wife had one child: 

a)         HENRI de Montigny .  “R[azo] [dominus] de Gavera et de Cirvia” ratified the donation of land made to Alne by “Nicolas de Montigny du consentement de Sara sa femme et de Henri son fils” by charter dated 1208[553]

 

2.         --- de MontignySeigneur de Montignym AGNES, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1258).  “Me dame Isabeaus de Ruislai et me dame Agnes de Montegni” submitted to a decision concerning “li hiretages del Euwage” by charter dated Apr 1258[554].  The charter does not specify the relationship between the two, although presumably it was close considering the shared interest in the inheritance.  The term “dame...de Montegni” suggests that Agnes married a seigneur de Montigny, who was presumably deceased at the time as he is not named in the document. 

 

3.         GUY de Montigny (-after [1260]).  Seigneur de MontignyA charter dated to [1260] records disputes between Anchin abbey and “me sires Wis de Montegni” regarding jurisdictional rights[555]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] de Montigny (-after 1350).  He is named in the 1350 marriage contract of his daughter.  [Seigneur de Braine-le-Château.]  m MARIE d’Enghien dite d’Havré, daughter of --- (-after 1350).  She is named in the 1350 marriage contract of her daughter.  The reference to “Havré” suggests that Marie was a member of the Châtelain de Mons branch of the seigneur d’Enghien.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that she would have been the daughter of Sohier d’Enghien.  The primary source which confirms this affiliation has not been identified.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Montigny ).  Dame de Braine-le-Château et de Haut-Ittre.  Klaversma records the marriage contract dated 1350 between Dirk-Loef van Horne and “Elisabeth van Montigny, vrouwe van Kasteelbrakel en Hoog-Itter, dochter van Robert van Montigny en Maria van Edingen, bijgenaamd Havré[556]m DIRK-LOEF van Horne Seigneur de Baucigny, son of WILLEM [VI] Heer van Horne & his second wife Elisabeth von Kleve ([1338/39]-1390). 

 

2.         ROBERT [II] de Montigny (-after 24 Sep 1369).  The chronology suggests that Robert [II] could be the same person as Robert [I] de Montigny or as Robert [III].  Seigneur de Montigny.  A charter dated 24 Sep 1369 records a judgment issued by Gilles Sire de Ruimont, chev. Bailli de Hainaut” with the assistance of “...Robert Sire de Montegny en Ostrevant...[557]

 

3.         ROBERT [III] de Montigny )Seigneur de Montigny.  The chronology suggests that Robert [III] could be the same person as Robert [II] de Montigny.  m [SIBYLLE van Gavre, daughter of ARNOUT van Gavre Seigneur de Herchies, de Roosendael, Heer van Liedekerke & his wife Johanna van Rasseghem Vrouw van Rasseghem en Liedekerke, Dame de Lens (-29 May 1394, bur Chartreux de Hérinnes).  Goethals records her parentage and two marriagesl without specifying the sources on which the information is based[558].  No further information has been found about her first marriage.  She married secondly Jean Châtelain de Bergues-Saint-WinocAn epitaph at Hérinnes records the burials of “Jean chastelain de Berghes chevalier, sire de Rompelle et de Stainfort” who died Sep 1380 and of “Sibylle de Gavre chastelaine de Berghes et dame de Gange femme audit chastelain” who died 23 May 1394[559].]  

 

4.         JEAN de Montigny (-Paris 14 Dec 1398, bur Saint-Denis en Broqueroye).  A charter dated 1365 records “mijn here Jan van Montegy rudder” as a fiefholder from Bruges[560]Seigneur de MontignyA charter dated 1381 records “mijn her Jan van Montenguy rudder[561].  An epitaph at Saint-Denis en Broqueroye records the burial of “Jehan jadis sire de Montegnies en Ostrevent chevalier” who died 14 Dec 1398 in Paris and of “Lyenor de Kesmes jadis dame de Montegnies” who died [date omitted][562]m as her first husband, ELEONORE de Quesnes, daughter of ---.  An epitaph at Saint-Denis en Broqueroye records the burial of “Jehan jadis sire de Montegnies en Ostrevent chevalier” who died 14 Dec 1398 in Paris and of “Lyenor de Kesmes jadis dame de Montegnies” who died [date omitted][563].  She married secondly Gilbert de Lannoy Seigneur de Willerval.  Goethals records her second marriage without citing the source which confirms the information[564].  Jean & his wife had four children: 

a)         ROBERT de Montigny (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415).  Goethals records his parentage and death at Agincourt without citing the primary source which confirms the information[565]

b)         JEANNE de Montigny )Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the primary source which confirms the information[566].  The seigneurie de Montigny was inherited by her descendants.  m (23 Jan 1407) WILLEM [IX] Heer van Horne, son of WILLEM [VIII] Heer van Horn & his wife Johanna von Heinsberg (-23 Jul 1433, Aachen Dominican Church). 

c)         ELEONORE de Montigny (-1453).  Père Anselme records her parentage, marriage, date of death, and place of burial, without specifying the sources on which this information is based[567].  Dame de Hachicourt.  m GUILLAUME de Châtillon Seigneur de Châtillon et de la Ferté en Ponthieu, son of GAUCHER [IX] Seigneur de Châtillon et de Troissy & his first wife Marie Cassinel (-after 1435, bur Bainson).  Grand Queux de France 1418[568]

d)         JEANNE de Montigny .  Goethals records her parentage and marriage without citing the source which confirms the information[569].  m PIERRE de Mortagne Seigneur de Landas, son of ---. 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    OSTREVENT, VALENCIENNES

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d’OSTREVENT

 

 

The county of Ostrevent originally formed part of the pagus Atrebatensis.  It was bound to the north by the river Scarpe, and to the east and south by the rivers Escaut and Sensée[570].  It lay east of Douai and west of Valenciennes, within the territory of the west Frankish kingdom.  It is not known who governed the county after the death of Raoul [II] in 944 until the late 11th century when it was held by the seigneurs de Ribemont, who were also châtelains de Valenciennes. 

 

 

Two siblings, parents not known: 

1.         HUCBALD, son of --- (-after 890).  Comte [d'Ostrevent].  m [as her first husband,] HEILWIG [of Friulia], daughter of EBERHARD Duke of the March of Friulia [Unruochingi] & his wife Gisela [Carolingian].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  This marriage is confirmed by Flodoard’s Historia Remensis Ecclesiæ which names “Hucboldus...sororis...Rodulfi maritus[571].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hucbaldus de Hainacq" as "huius [=abbas Rodulfus] sororius"[572].  The information appears to be corroborated by a later passage in the same source which records that "comes Rodulfus" (referring to Heilwig's grandson) was "nepos…ex sorore" of Louis IV King of France[573].  It appears chronologically unlikely for any of King Louis's sisters, whose dates of birth can be estimated to [908/17], to have been the mother of Raoul [II] who was killed in battle in 944, presumably when he was already adult.  It appears more likely that the family relationship was one generation further back, and that a member of the Unruochingi family, descended from the sister of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and who originated in the same area in northern France, would provide a good match.  She maybe married secondly (after 890) Roger [I] Comte de Laon.  Her supposed second marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[574].  The primary source on which this is based has not been identified and from a chronological point of view it seems unlikely to be correct.  Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln only names the wife of Comte Roger as "Helvide" but does not give her origin[575]Comte Hucbald & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAOUL [I] (-926).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Flodoard records that Hugues "le Grand" excluded "terra filiorum Balduini, Rodulfi quoque de Gaugeio atque Hilgaudi" from a treaty made with the Normans in 925[576], which may refer to this Raoul.  Vanderkindere suggests that "Gaugeium" was Gouy-sous-Bellone, in the area of Ostrevent, not Gouy-en-Arrouaise which is near Cambrai[577].  Flodoard records the death of "Rodulfus comes, filius Heilwidis" and "non multo post etiam Rotgarius, vitricus eius, comes Laudunensis pagi" in 926[578]m ---.  The identity of the wife of Raoul [I] is uncertain.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Rodulfus" (referring to Raoul [II]) was "nepos…ex sorore" of Louis IV King of France[579].  It appears chronologically unlikely for any of King Louis's sisters, whose dates of birth can be estimated to [908/17], to have been the mother of Raoul [II] who was killed in battle in 944, presumably when he was already adult.  It appears more likely that the family relationship was one generation further back, and that a member of the Unruochingi family, descended from the sister of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and who originated in the same area in northern France, would provide a good match.  Nevertheless, the earlier primary source on which Alberic based his information has not been identified and it is possible that the source is inaccurate in its report.  However, the poem Raoul de Cambrai states that "Raoul Taillefer" married "Aalais", sister of King Louis IV[580] which, if correct, would mean that his wife could be identified with Adelais, daughter of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his first wife Frederuna ([908/16]-).  This would mean that Raoul [II] was an infant when his father died (in fact the poem suggests that he was born posthumously).  It would also mean that Raoul [I] and his wife were closely related, as the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also implies that Raoul's mother was the daughter of Adelais's paternal great aunt Gisela who married Eberhard, ancestor of the Marchesi of Friulia (see above).  The poem Raoul de Cambrai cannot claim to be historically accurate.  Nevertheless, it is not impossible that the detail of Raoul's marriage was not fabricated.  Comte Raoul [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          RAOUL [II] (-killed in battle 944).  Flodoard records that "Rodulfum filium Rodulfi de Gaugliaco" attempted to invade Vermandois in 943, during the course of which he was killed[581].  Comte de Valois, d'Amiens et du Vexin.  Comte de Crépy: he built the fortress of Crépy before 943.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Radulfum Cameracensem comitem" invaded Vermandois, adding that he was "nepos…ex sorore" of Louis IV King of France[582], although the earlier source on which this last piece of information is based has not been identified.  The History of Waulsort monastery records that "Cameracensis comes Rodulfus…regalis consanguinitatis" invaded the territory of "quatuor Heriberti filios" with the consent of "rege Francorum…avunculo suo" but was expulsed[583], but this confuses Raoul [II] with Raoul, son of Baudouin I Count of Flanders.  m as her first husband, LIEGARDIS Ctss de Meulan et de Mantes, daughter of --- (-12 Nov [990/91]).  "Liutgarde veuve du comte Raoul" donated property to Saint-Cyr de Nevers by charter dated Oct 947[584].  She married (after Oct 947) secondly Galéran Comte de Meulan.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

ii)         [GAUTHIER [I] (-after 987).  Edouard de Saint-Phalle suggests that Gauthier [I] Comte d'Amiens, de Valois et du Vexin was the second son of Raoul [I][585].] 

-         COMTES de VALOIS.] 

2.         [BERTHE] .  Flodoard names "domnus Heriveus" as "nepos ex sorore Hucbaldi comitis" when recording his appointment as Archbishop of Reims[586].  Colwener’s Catalogue des Archevesques de Rheims names “Heriveus canonis Remensis filius Ursi comitis Campaniæ et Bertæ sororis Hucbaldi comitis” when recording his ecclesiastical career, but does not specify the primary source on which Hérivé’s stated parentage is based[587]m [URSON Comte en Champagne, son of ---.]  

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de la MARCHE de VALENCIENNES

 

 

The march of Valenciennes was established in the south of the county of Hainaut.  Emperor Otto II established marches on the right bank of the river Schelde from Valenciennes in the south to Antwerp in the north to counter the perceived threat from France during the early part of the reign of Arnoul II Count of Flanders[588].  The timing of the establishment of the march of Valenciennes is open to debate.  As can be seen below, Amaury is recorded as a count "ex pago Heinou" as early as [953/56], and is also named with the comital title (with no territorial epithet) at the same time as Richer is recorded as Comte de Hainaut (in 973).  The period over which Amaury is named in charters also overlaps with the countships of other known counts of Hainaut who are shown in Chapter 1 of this document.  There are two possible explanations for this anomaly.  The first alternative is the hypothesis that counties in the early imperial and Lotharingian counties were not necessarily co-extensive with the territorial jurisdiction of the counts who were installed in those counties.  In other words, the existence of more than one count in the same county at any one time was not an anomaly at all.  This theory is discussed more fully in the Introduction to the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY but, as noted there, the surviving primary sources are insufficiently precise to assert definitively that the hypothesis is correct.  The alternative explanation, suggested by Vanderkindere, is that the march of Valenciennes was established by Otto I King of Germany in the late 940s/early 950s and that Amaury was the first count of that march[589].  However, it does not appear that the political climate in Flanders/Hainaut during these early years of King Otto I's reign would have justified the establishment of military marches in the area at that time.  Both counties were then ruled by strong counts, Arnoul I in Flanders and Reginar [III] in Hainaut, who could probably have taken care of themselves in case of threat from France.  The solution to this conundrum is not obvious, but Amaury is shown below rather than as one of the line of generally accepted comtes de Hainaut in Chapter 1.  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that the comte de Hainaut inherited the lands of "comite Valencenensi" after the last count died without direct heirs[590].  The text suggests that this occurred during the reign of Comte Herman (who ruled in the 1040s).  However, this was well after the death of Comte Arnoul [II] who is the last recorded count in the march of Valenciennes.  If the Chronicon accurately reports this event, it presumably means that the march continued to be ruled by counts separate from Hainaut for about thirty years after the death of Comte Arnoul [II], even though no record has been found of their names or activities.  After Valenciennes was incorporated into the county of Hainaut, the counts appointed châtelains of the castle of Valenciennes, who are shown in Parts B and C of this chapter. 

 

 

1.         AMAURY [I] (-after 12 Feb 973)Comte [de Hainaut].  [Comte de la marche de Valenciennes].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Foubert Bishop of Cambrai purported to dissolve the marriage between "filiam Isaac" and "Amulricum comitem…ex pago Heinou" on grounds of consanguinity[591], dated to [953/56] because the preceding passage in the same source discusses the Hungarian invasion in 953 and because Bishop Foubert died in 956.  Emperor Otto I donated property to the monastery at Crespin, at the request of "Richizonis atque Amelrici comitum", by charter dated 12 Feb 973[592].  If these two sources are correctly dated, Amaury was count in Hainaut for approximately 20 years from 953 to 973.  This period overlaps with the countships of the other known counts of Hainaut who are shown in Chapter 1 of this document.  This anomaly is discussed in the Introduction to this chapter.  It should be noted that the extract from the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium which refers to Amaury's wife describes him as "comitem…ex pago Heinou" rather than "comitem Hainonensis".  m ([separated] [953/56]) --- de Cambrai, daughter of ISAAC Comte de Cambrai & his wife ---.  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that Foubert Bishop of Cambrai purported to dissolve the marriage between "filiam Isaac" and "Amulricum comitem…ex pago Heinou" on grounds of consanguinity[593], dated to [953/56] because the preceding passage in the same source discusses the Hungarian invasion in 953 and because Bishop Foubert died in 956.  No contemporary Isaac has been identified other than the Comte de Cambrai, so it is assumed that he was the father of Amaury's wife. 

 

 

1.         ARNOUL [II] de Cambrai, son of ARNOUL [I] Comte de Cambrai & his wife Berta ---] (-23 Oct 1012).  He is recorded as a relative of Balderic [II] Bishop of Liège[594], who was the possible nephew of Berta, supposed mother of Comte Arnoul [II].  He is named as the son of Berta: The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "illustris femina domna Bertha vidua et Deo sacrata comitissa Flandrie" donated property to Saint-Trond on her deathbed for her burial there, and that after she died "Arnulfo...filio suo Flandrensi comiti" donated property in “villam Proviin in castellania Ylensi sitam iuxta fluvium Doulam...silvam...non longe a villa Merwel et unam decimam apud villam...Brustemium”, adding that Berta died “XVII Kal Aug” 967[595].  His inheritance of the county of Cambrai indicates that Arnoul [II] was most likely also the son of Comte Arnoul [I].  Comte de CambraiComte de la marche de Valenciennes (Comte de Hainaut).  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", was succeeded by "primum Richario nobili viro, sed hoc defuncto Warnero et Raynaldo, quibus etiam defunctis, Godefrido atque Arnulfo comitibus"[596].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records that "comites Godefridus…[et] Arnulfus" defended Cambrai against Lothaire King of the West Franks, during the absence of Emperor Otto II in Poland, dated to 979, and against Eudes de Vermandois who had constructed Vinchy castle near the city[597].  The Epistolæ Bambergenses name "Gottefredus et Arnulfus marchiones" among those who sent contingents for the Italian expedition of 980[598], which likely refer to Godefroi Comte de Verdun et de Hainaut (who was marquis d'Eenham) and Arnoul de Cambrai (marquis de Valenciennes).  The Translatio sancti Sulpicii names "Haynau comite Godefrido, Valentienarum quoque Arnulpho" as part of the dating reference for an event in [986/87][599].  Otto III King of Germany confirmed rights of Blandin abbey in property "in pago Haginao villam Dulciacum [et]…in pago Bracbanto villam Wandeleni…quam Eilbodo…tradidit…", at the request of "Godefridi et Arnulfi comitem", by charter dated 20 May 988[600].  The Miracula S. Gisleni date one of the events recorded to "tempore Arnulfi et Raineri comitum…Hainacensium"[601], which suggests that Arnoul continued to enjoy some jurisdictional rights in the county of Hainaut even after the restoration of Comte Reginar [IV].  Emperor Otto III confirmed rights in "castellum sancta Marie…in pago Cameracensis ac comitatu Arnolfi comitis" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 21 Apr 1001[602].  Heinrich II King of Germany granted "comitatum Chameracensem" to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 22 Oct 1007[603].  The necrology of Liège Saint-Lambert records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Arnulphi comitis que dedit nobis Viusaz"[604], which can be linked to the corresponding entry for his son's death.

 

 

 

C.      CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (mid-11th CENTURY)

 

 

Vanderkindere suggests that the châtelains de Valenciennes "sous la maison de Flandre et sous la maison de Hainaut, se rattachent certainement aux collatéraux" of Arnoul [II] Comte de Cambrai, noting that “Isaac” (see below) was the name of Arnoul [II]’s grandfather[605]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Valenciennes, son of --- de Cambrai/Valenciennes & his wife --- (-after 1125).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but it is likely that Hugues was the son of one of the brothers of Arnoul [I] Comte de Cambrai.  "Eustachio et Rogero comitibus…Rodulfo Tornacensi…Hugone Valentinianensi" is named in a charter dated 1125 among the barons present at a previous donation by Baudouin V Count of Flanders (dated to 1038)[606][Châtelain] de Valenciennes

 

2.         ISAAC de Valenciennes (-after 1066).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, but it is likely that Isaac was closely related to the family of the Comtes de Cambrai, and was maybe the son of Hugues Châtelain de Valenciennes.  [Châtelain] de Valenciennes.  Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut (later Baudouin VI Count of Flanders) granted rights at Baudour to Saint-Ghislain by charter dated 1065, witnessed by “...Yzaach de Valencianis...[607].  Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut confirmed the possessions of Hasnon abbey by charter dated 1065, witnessed by “...Isaac de Valentianis...[608].  “…Isaaci de Valentianis…” subscribed the charter dated 1065 under which Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of Hasnon abbey by “Iohannes vir illustris et Eulalia soror eius[609].  Baudouin V Count of Flanders confirmed property of Lille Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1066, subscribed by "Balduini junioris comitis, Isaac de Valencines..."[610]m ---.  The name of Isaac’s wife is not known.  Isaac & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [BERTHE .  An undated charter dated records the settlement of disputes between Saint-Amand and “Anselmum [...de Bouchain]...Berta uxor Anselmi et Godefridi filius eius [...frater eius], et Rainerus” settled disputes and their donations[611].  Vanderkindere suggests that Berthe may have been the daughter of Isaac Châtelain de Valenciennes in order to explain the transmission of the châtellenie between the two families[612].  This suggestion appears consistent with Dereine’s hypothesis that the father of Emmissa [de Valenciennes] was this couple’s son named Isaac (see below).  m ANSELME [II] de Ribemont, son of ANSELME [I] de Ribemont & his wife Agnes --- (-killed Archis 1099).] 

 

 

 

D.      CHÂTELAINS de VALENCIENNES (SEIGNEURS de RIBEMONT, SEIGNEURS de BOUCHAIN)

 

 

1.         ANSELME [I] de Ribemont (-killed in battle Cassel 22 Feb 1071).  Seigneur de Ribemont en Vermandois.  The Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini records that "pater senex Ansellus" held "insula Aquicinnii" (l'île d'Anchin) from the bishop of Cambrai and was killed in battle at Cassel[613]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after [1070/75]).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75][614]Anselme [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANSELME [II] de Ribemont (-killed Archis 1099).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75], subscribed by “Agnes mater eius, Ysaac, Christiani, Hugonis filii eius...[615].  Seigneur [Comte] de Ribemont.  “Gossuini de Montibus, Theoderici de Avesnis, Theoderici de Aldenarda, [Segardi] de Ceocs, Manasse de Betunia, Fastredi, Walteri de Lens, Walcheri de Chirvia, Anselli de Ribodimonte...” subscribed a charter dated 1084 for the abbey of Saint-Denis en Brocqueroie[616]Anselmus Ribodimontensis comes” founded Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated 1083[617].  Philippe I King of France confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Ribemont by "Ansellus de Ribodimonte" by charter dated 1084[618].  Robert II Count of Flanders confirmed a donation by "Anselmus de Monte Ribodonis" to the abbey of Ribemont, for the soul of "patris sui Anselmi", by charter dated 8 Jan 1088 signed by "…Rotgeri Hislensis castellani…Evrardi Tornacensis castellani…Odonis de Duaco castellani…"[619].  A charter dated 1095 records that Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut had donated “locum...Audolmansus in Viconia silva” to Tournai Saint-Martin to Odomez Saint-Jacques, with the consent of “Anselmi de Ribotmont et Almanni de Provin, ceterorumque qui eundem locum de me in feodo tenebant” and Gérard Bishop of Cambrai (so dated to before 31 Jul 1092), as well as its transfer to Tournai Saint-Martin after the bishop’s death with the consent of the same individuals[620].  The Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini records that "iunioris Anselli" founded the abbey of Anchin[621].  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “Godefridus de Ribodimonte filius meus...[622].  Philippe Count of Flanders states, in a charter dated 1181, that "Ansellus barbatus Ostrevannensis comes" had taken "la dime d'Aniches" from the abbey of Marchiennes[623].  An undated charter dated records the settlement of disputes between Saint-Amand and “Anselmum [...de Bouchain]...Berta uxor Anselmi et Godefridi filius eius [...frater eius], et Rainerus” settled disputes and their donations[624].  The Liber de Restauratione S. Martini Tornacensis names "Anselmo de Ribemonte" among those who accompanied Robert II Count of Flanders on the First Crusade[625].  Albert of Aix names "…Anselmus de Riburgis monte…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[626].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1099 of "Anselmus de Ribodimonte"[627].  Albert of Aix records that "Anselmus de Riburgis Monte" was killed at "Archas" from "Willelmi…compatriotæ comitis Reimundi de Provincia" who had captured them when Antioch was occupied, dated to late 1098/early 1099 from the context[628]m BERTHE, daughter of ---.  An undated charter dated records the settlement of disputes between Saint-Amand and “Anselmum [...de Bouchain]...Berta uxor Anselmi et Godefridi filius eius [...frater eius], et Rainerus” settled disputes and their donations[629].  Vanderkindere suggests that Berthe may have been the daughter of Isaac Châtelain de Valenciennes in order to explain the transmission of the châtellenie between the two families[630].  This suggestion appears consistent with Dereine’s hypothesis that the father of Emmissa [de Valenciennes] was this couple’s son named Isaac (see below).  Anselme [II] & his wife had five children: 

i)          ISAAC (-[1070/75]).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75], subscribed by “Agnes mater eius, Ysaac, Christiani, Hugonis filii eius...[631]same person as...?  ISAAC .  Dereine highlights the lack of proof that the father of Emmissa was the same person as Isaac [Châtelain] de Valenciennes (see above) as well as the chronological difficulties, and suggests that he was the son of Anselme [II] de Ribemont who was named in the [1070/75] charter[632].  If this theory is correct, Isaac may have been Anselme’s oldest son, who predeceased his father, which could account for the relatively high profile of his supposed daughter Emmissa and her nickname “comitissa”.  It would also explain Emmissa’s supposed paternal uncles subscribing her 1107 charter (see below).  m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which her daughter "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[633].   Isaac & his wife had one child: 

(a)       [EMMISSA [de Valenciennes] “comitissa” (-after 1143)Her parentage and first two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes, for the souls of "patris et matris [et] domini mei…Rogeri…de Wavring", signed by "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis, Godzewini de Avesnes…Godefridi de Arescod…"[634].   Her third marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which "Emeza, quæ cognominor comitissa, Ysaac et Mathildis filia, uxor Godefridi de Arescot" donated revenue rights to the abbey of Liessies, with the consent of "Balduino Montensi comite"[635].  Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed that "comitissa, uxor Godefridi de Arscoth" renounced her rights in the forest of Vicogne in favour of the abbey of Vicogne by charter dated 1143[636]m firstly ROGER [II] de Wavrin, son of --- (-before 1107).  m secondly (before 1107) FASTRE de Fossé, son of ---.  “...Fastredi de Fossato...” signed the charter dated 1089 under which Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation of “alodium Vesinium” to Marchiennes[637].  Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut founded Marchiennes by charter dated 1089, subscribed by "...Fastredi de Fossato…"[638].   Dereine suggests that Fastré de Fossé was Fastré [II] d’Oisy, son of Fastré [I] d’Oisy Avoué de Tournai & his wife Ida d’Avesnes (see the document HAINAUT), called “du Fossé, du nom d’un vicus de Tournai où se trouve une grande concentration de moulins[639].  He acknowledges the difficulty of the source which records that “Richilde”, wife of Fastré [II], survived her husband but suggests that his supposed marriage to Emmissa was earlier and could have been terminated for consanguinity.  Dereine comments that this is “pour nous, la seule solution possible car distinguer un Fastré de la maison des avoués de Tournai d’un autre Fastré de Fossato semble vraiment impossible”, a conclusion which does not appear inevitable especially considering that Dereine himself quotes sources which record other persons named “Fastré” in the area at that time (for example Fastré de Silly who subscribed a charter with Anselme de Ribemont, see the document HAINAUT).  A possible Oisy/Fossé connection is not discussed by Leuridan in his study of the avoués de Tournai[640].  No source has been identified which indicates whether Emmissa left children by any of her marriages.  m thirdly [as his second wife,] GODFRIED [I] van Aarschot, son of ARNOLD [II] Graaf van Aarschot & his wife --- (-after 1139).] 

ii)         GODEFROI [I] (-after 1107).  An undated charter dated records the settlement of disputes between Saint-Amand and “Anselmum [...de Bouchain]...Berta uxor Anselmi et Godefridi filius eius [...frater eius], et Rainerus” settled disputes and their donations[641].  “Ansellus Valencen, castellan. Ribedimontis et Oestrevandie dominus” founded Anchin abbey by charter dated 1096, in the presence of “Godefridus de Ribodimonte filius meus...[642].  "Godefridus filius Anselli de Ribodimonte et Rainerus dapifer illius" donated property to "Aquicinensis cœnobii" by charter dated 1103, witnessed by "Hugo castellanus Valentianensis…"[643]Châtelain de Valenciennes.  “Godefridus filius Anselli de Ribodimonte et Rainerus dapifer ipsius” confirmed donations, for the soul of “memorati Anselli...Aquicinensis cœnobii fundator”, by charter dated 1103, witnessed by “Hugo castellanus Valentianensis...[644].  Godefroi de Ribemont, son of Anselme, confirmed his father's last wishes by two charters dated 1104[645].  “Gerardus [error for Godefridus] Anselmi filius de Ribodimonte” confirmed donations to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas made by “pater meus Anselmus” by charter dated 1104, subscribed by “Godefridi comitis...[646].  "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[647].   m as her first husband, AGNES de Roucy, daughter of EBLES [II] Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle of Apulia.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[648].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to another sister of "Wichardum de Rocheio et comitem Hugonem Cholet" as wife first of “mariti sui de Ribodimonte” and secondly of “domno de Claromonte in Basigneio[649].  She married secondly (before 1119) Simon [II] Comte de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  Godefroi [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GODEFROI [II] (-after [1125]).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[650].  Seigneur de Bouchain.  Châtelain de Valenciennesm (after 1120) as her second husband, YOLANDE van Gelre heiress of Dodenweerd, widow of BAUDOUIN III Comte de Hainaut, daughter of GERHARD [I] Graf von Wassenberg & his [first wife ---] (-after 1122, bur Mons).  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Hiolendem, filiam Gerardi Babinbergensis comitis" as wife Comte Baudouin, in breach of his vow to "Clementia Flandrensis comitissa" to marry "neptem suam"[651].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Yolendis de Gelra" as mother of "comiti Balduini de Haynaco"[652].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi"[653].  Godefroi [II] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       GODEFROI [III] .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam…", adding that "frater eorum Balduinus comes Hanoniensis" acquired "castellarium Valencenensem et totam hereditatem eorum tam in Ostrevanno quam in Cameracesio"[654]Châtelain de Valenciennes

(2)       BERTHE .  The Chronicon Hanoniense records that "Yoandis comitissa vidua" married secondly "Godefrido de Bochesin castellano Valencenensi", by whom she was mother of "filium…Godefridum et filiam Bertam [uxorem] comiti de Duraz, deinde nupsit Egidio de Sancto Oberto a quo filium…Gerardum et filiam…[uxorem] Nicholao de Barbencione"[655].  The Chronicle of Lambert of Waterlos records that "Ægidius…adolescens, natus ex Gerardi Malo-filiastro" married "Bertam, comitis Balduini Hainoensis sororem non germanam", without the consent of the count, in 1151[656]m firstly OTTO Comte de Duras, son of GISELBERT Comte de Duras & his first wife Gertrud --- (-1147).  m secondly (1151) as his first wife, GILLES [II] de Saint-Aubert, son of GERARD [II] de Saint-Aubert dit Maufilastre & his wife Ermengarde d’Oisy (-after 1173, maybe after Jun 1184). 

iii)        CHRISTIAN (-after [1070/75]).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75], subscribed by “Agnes mater eius, Ysaac, Christiani, Hugonis filii eius...[657]

iv)        HUGUES (-after 1107).  "Anselmus de Monte-Ribodi" donated "villam Hertinium in pago Tornacensi" to the abbey of Saint-Amand, with the consent of "Agnes mater mea", by charter dated to [1070/75], subscribed by “Agnes mater eius, Ysaac, Christiani, Hugonis filii eius...[658]Châtelain de Valenciennes.  "Godefridus filius Anselli de Ribodimonte et Rainerus dapifer illius" donated property to "Aquicinensis cœnobii" by charter dated 1103, witnessed by "Hugo castellanus Valentianensis…"[659].  "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[660]

v)         AGNES (-after 1127).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes" as daughter of "Anselmus de Ribodimonte", and names her son "Gossuino"[661].  The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Agne…filia Anselmi de Ribotmont" as wife of "Gosceguinus, filius domine Ida", specifying that they were childless, that he appointed his nephew Gauthier as his successor, and that Agnes became a nun after her husband's death[662].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Agnetem…filiam Anselmi comitis de Ribodimonte" married "Goswinus de Oysiaco, castellanus Cameracensis" but was childless[663]m GOSSUIN d'Oisy Seigneur d'Avesnes, son of FASTRE [I] d'Oisy & his wife Ida d'Avesnes (-1127). 

b)         AGNES de Ribemont (-22 Dec ----).  Orderic Vitalis names her as the sister of Anselme de Ribemont, and alleges that she fell in love with Robert III Duke of Normandy, whose wife was poisoned soon after[664].  The necrology of Longueville records the death 22 Dec of “domina Agnete comitissa condam de Longa Villa...instauratrix et pro majori parte hædificatrix et dotatrix ecclesiæ nostræ[665]m WALTER Giffard Earl of Buckingham, son of WALTER Giffard Seigneur de Longueville & his wife Ermengarde --- (-in England 15 Jul 1102, bur Longueville, Normandy[666]). 

 

 

The relationships between the following persons and the preceding Ribemont family have not been ascertained. 

 

1.         ANSELME [III] de Ribemont (-after 1103).  “...Anselmi de Ribodimonte, Gosuini de Monte, Arnoldi, Fastredi et fratris eius Sigeri, Baldrico de Resinnio...Gualteri de Lens et Hugonis fratris eius...” witnessed the charter dated 1103 under which Manassès Bishop of Cambrai confirmed a donation to Liessies made by his predecessor[667]

 

2.         GODEFROI de Ribemont (-after 1135).  "Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[668]m ---.  The name of Godefroi’s wife is not known.  Godefroi & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANSELME de Ribemont .  "Gofridus...de Ribodi-monte et Ansellus filius eius, Henricus comes [...Novi-castri], Clarembaudus et Elisabeth uxor eius" founded the monastery of Signy "in territorio Signiacensi et apud sanctum Petrum super Veel, Libercei, Membiis, Drezia et Harlivilla",  and confirmed the donations of land “in...Roseto” by “Clarembaldus” by charter dated 1135[669]

 

3.         PETRONILLE de Bouchain (-after 1144).   The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that “Arnoldus...iuvenis” married “comitis Flandrie Theoderici neptem...Petronillam de Buchenio[670].  Her link with the family of the châtelains de Valenciennes is suggested by the similarity between “de Buchenio” and “Bochesin”, the epithet attached to Godefroi [II] Seigneur de Bouchain and Châtelain de Valenciennes (see above).  Her precise relationship with Thierry Count of Flanders has not been traced.  m ARNAUD [II] Seigneur d’Ardres, son of ARNAUD [I] Seigneur d’Ardres & his wife Gertrude ---  (-before 1144). 

 

 

1.         JOSBERT (-[Nov 1219/Dec 1221]).  Seigneur de Ribemont.  The abbey of Ribemont Saint-Nicolas leased “mansionem...apud Tenellam” to “domino Elberto de Ribodimonte et domine Yde de Irone uxoris eius” by charter dated to the early 13th century[671].  The bishop of Laon confirmed that he had received a donation for Ribemont Saint-Nicolas from “domnus Jobertus miles de Ribodimonte” by charter dated Nov 1219[672]m as her first husband, IDA de Irone, daughter of ---.  The abbey of Ribemont Saint-Nicolas leased “mansionem...apud Tenellam” to “domino Elberto de Ribodimonte et domine Yde de Irone uxoris eius” by charter dated to the early 13th century[673].  “Ida de Irone quondam uxor domini Joberti de Ribodimonte” donated half “mansione...apud Tenellas” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Dec 1221[674].  She married secondly Gilles Châtelain de Bapaume, Seigneur de Beaumetz.  “Egidius castellanus Bapalmarum et domnus Bellimansi et Yda domna d’Iron uxor mea” donated their share of “capellanie de Tenalliis” to Ribemont Saint-Nicolas by charter dated Apr 1230[675]

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         JEAN de Ribemont (-after 1225). 

2.         ALIDE de Ribemont (-after 1225).  Dame de Benay.  “Aelide dame de Benai sœur de Jean seigneur de Ribemont, veuve de Gui châtelain de Hirson” donated “le wionage de Séry, Méxières, Ribemont, Thenailles, Origny-Sainte-Benoîte” to Foigny by charter dated 1225[676]m GUY Châtelain de Hirson, son of --- (-before 1225). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de PROUVY

 

 

Prouvy is today situated in the south-western suburbs of Valenciennes, in the French département of Nord.  The Chronicle of Giselbert de Mons records Prouvy as one of the pairies of Valenciennes, dated to 1184[677].  A memoire concerning Ostrevent, presented to Philippe VI King of France and probably dated to [1338], records that the castle of Prouvy was a fief of Ostrevent “enclavé en Haynaut”.  It was inherited by “la fille du comte de Samnes”, who married firstly “messire Gerars de Sorel en Vermandois” and secondly “monseigneur Renier de Choysel”, from “une oncle à la dame”.  The same source notes that “le sires de Sorel” lost his claim to Prouvy “à Mons” but won an appeal “à Paris…au Roy…à Bouchaing”, and that “li enfans de la femme audit chevalier [interpreted as meaning her son by her first marriage]” still retained possession (to the continuing displeasure of the “comte et comtesse de Haynaut”)[678]

 

 

[Two possible siblings]:

1.         ALMAIN de Prouvy (-after 1095).  A charter dated 1095 records that Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut had donated “locum...Audolmansus in Viconia silva” to Tournai Saint-Martin to Odomez Saint-Jacques, with the consent of “Anselmi de Ribotmont et Almanni de Provin, ceterorumque qui eundem locum de me in feodo tenebant” and Gérard Bishop of Cambrai (so dated to before 31 Jul 1092), as well as its transfer to Tournai Saint-Martin after the bishop’s death with the consent of the same individuals[679]

2.         [--- .  Assuming that “nepos” in the charter quoted below can be interpreted as meaning nephew, one of the parents of Almain Seigneur de Fresnes was the sibling of Almain de Prouvy.]  m ---.  One child: 

a)         ALMAIN (-after 1115).  Seigneur de Fresnes: Robert Bishop of Arras confirmed “locum...Audolmansus in Viconia silva” to Tournai Saint-Martin, donated by Baudouin II Comte de Hainaut with the consent of “Anselmo de Ribotmont et Almanno de Provin” [see above], contested after their deaths by “quidam Almannus suprascripti nepos Alamanni...villa Fraxinensis...dominus”, by charter dated to after 1115[680]

 

3.         ALMAIN de Prouvy (-after [24 Apr/31 Jul] 1191).  “...Alman de Provi...” witnessed the charter dated 1157 under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut declared that “Reynero de Trith” had pledged his land to the abbey of Blandin Saint-Pierre[681].  “...Almanni de Provi...” witnessed the charter dated to [1163/70] under which Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut confirmed donations made to Anchin by “Gerardus de Lalen et uxor eius et ipsorum liberi[682].  “...Almanni de Provi...” witnessed the charter dated 1174 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut confirmed the sale of property to Saint-Amand by “quidam juvenis...Matheus[683].  “...Almannus de Prouvi...” witnessed the charter dated 1181 under which Hasnon abbey granted Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut the right to protect “silva...Brochroie[684].  The Chronicle of Giselbert de Mons names “paribus…Valencenensibus, Almanno…de Provi…”, dated to 1184[685].  “...Almanni de Provi...” witnessed the charter dated [24 Apr/31 Jul] 1191 under which Mathilde, wife of Philippe Count of Flanders, settled a dispute between Vicogne abbey and “Gerardum de Saincto Oberto[686]

 

4.         GERARD de Prouvy (-after 26 Apr 1198).  “...Gerardi de Provi” witnessed the charter dated 1189 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation to Anchin abbey made by “Ernulfus de Scaillon...[687].  “...Gerardus de Provi” witnessed the charter dated to [10 Apr/15 Nov] 1194 under which Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut confirmed the donation to Hautmont abbey made by “Balduinus miles de Sancto Remigio[688].  “...Gerardi de Provi” witnessed the charter dated 26 Apr 1198 under which Baudouin VI Comte de Hainaut [Baudouin IX Count of Flanders] confirmed the renunciation made by “Amandus de Wallers...” in favour of Hasnon abbey[689]

 

5.         GUILLAUME de Prouvy (-after 4 Mar 1201).  ...Willelmus de Provi...” witnessed the charter dated 4 Mar 1200 (O.S.) which records the settlement of a dispute between Mons Sainte-Waudru and “Adam de Ferraria...filius eorum Widricus” concerning land at Quécy[690]

 

 

1.         PHILIPPE de Prouvy Seigneur de Prouvym MARIE d’Antoing, daughter of ALARD [III] Seigneur d’Antoing et d’Epinoy & his wife Ida de Douai.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum...domini Hugonis de Antoing, filii domini Alardi, primogenita...Maria" married “domino Philippo de Prouvi[691]Philippe & his wife had one child: 

a)         GERARD de Prouvy (-after [1275]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum...domini Hugonis de Antoing, filii domini Alardi, primogenita...Maria" married “domino Philippo de Prouvi” by whom she had “unicum...filium...Gerardi” who succeeded his father[692].  “...Gerars de Prouvi...” witnessed the charter dated 1250 under which “Ansinus baillius de Hainau” confirmed that “Jakemes seneskau de Hainau sires de Werchin” had sold property to Biermeries[693].  Seigneur de Quincy [Cuincy]-Baudouin: a charter dated Dec 1265 indicates that the two lordships of Quincy were at that time held by “Hues d’Antoing prevos de Douay et sires de Quinchi le Prevost, et Gherars sires de Provi et de Quinchi apries seant chevalier, ki fu mon signeur Bauduin de Hennin[694].  The date on which Baudouin [IV] Seigneur de Hénin (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE-ARTOIS, BOULOGNE) sold Quincy/Cuincy-le-Baudouin has not been ascertained but must have been after 6 Apr 1254, the date of the charter in which his son is linked to Quincy: maybe Baudouin [IV] sold the property after returning from crusade to pay further debts incurred during his journey.  Seigneur de Prouvy.  “Gherart seigneur de Provi…” is named among the men of the comtesse de Hainaut in a charter dated Dec 1268 issued by Nicolas Bishop of Cambrai[695].  A charter dated to [1275] records an agreement between Mons Sainte-Waudru and “seigneur Iean de Cipli…avoés de Nimi qu’il tenoit de Colart de Bailheul”, and names “mon seigneur Gérart de Provi” among “les hommes Colart[696]m IDA de Guines, daughter of BAUDOUIN Comte de Guines & his wife Mathilde de Fiennes.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that Gérard de Prouvy married “Yda filia comitis Balduini de Ghisnes[697]Gérard & his wife had four or more children: 

i)          [PHILIPPE de Prouvy (-after 6 Dec 1290).  Seigneur de Prouvy.  “Philippe sire de Prouvi” declared that “Gautier sire d’Ainghien” granted “les manoir et terre d’Aunois” to “Gautier seigneur de Nivelle” by charter dated 6 Dec 1290[698]same person as…?  PHILIPPE de Prouvy (-after 18 May 1304).  Philippe de Prouvy is not called “sire/seigneur” in the following documents.  It is not certain therefore that he was the same person who is named 6 Dec 1290.  “…Philippe de Prouvi…hommes de fief du comte de Hainaut” are named in a charter dated 1298 under which “Jean sire de Rosoir” declared “des terres et châtellenies de Flobecq et Lessines…au profit de Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut[699].  “…Philippe de Prouvi…” witnessed the charter dated 22 Jul 1301 which records the sale of “la terre et seigneurie d’Englefontaine au profit du Comte de Hainaut” by “Jean d’Obierch…[700].  “…Chevaliers: Philippon de Prouvy…hommes de fief du Comte de Hainaut” sealed a judgment given by charter dated 18 May 1304[701].]  same person as…?  --- de Prouvy .  A memoire concerning Ostrevent, presented to Philippe VI King of France and probably dated to [1338], records that “la fille du comte de Samnes”, wife (firstly) of “messire Gerars de Sorel en Vermandois” and secondly “monseigneur Renier de Choysel”, inherited “un chastel dit Prouvy, fief d’Ostrevant enclavé en Haynaut” from “une oncle à la dame[702]

ii)         [CATHERINE] de Prouvy (-after Dec 1297).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum...domini Hugonis de Antoing, filii domini Alardi, primogenita...Maria" married “domino Philippo de Prouvi” by whom she had “unicum...filium...Gerardi” who succeeded his father and had “plures...filios et filias: quarum primogenita nupsit primogenito Comitis de Salmis in Ardenna Wilelmo” by “Yda filia comitis Balduini de Ghisnes[703].  Père Anselme names this person “Catherine”, without citing the source on which this information is based[704].  Vannérus refers to a “reconnaissance souscrite en juin 1300 par Catherine de Prouvy, héritière de Chéry”, in connection with donations made to Val-Leroy in Oct 1250 and 21 Jul 1259 by Heinrich [III] Graf von Salm and his wife Clémence de Rozoy, but he provides no citation reference for this document[705].  In addition, Vignier, in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, quotes a judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455, relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, which names “dame Katerine de Prouin, dame d’iceluy lieu, de Chery, Mabré, Sey et Mambrezon” as the wife of Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm[706].  Her marriage is dated to before 1281 because her son Heinrich [IV] was recorded as a knight in the charter dated Dec 1297 quoted below.  She was alive as she was referred to in the same charter: “Henris chevaliers sires et cuens de Saumes” swore homage to Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut for “le maison de Saumes, de toute le conteit et les apartenanches”, promising that “me...dame et mère metra son consentement as cozes devantdites”, by charter dated Dec 1297[707].  Her inclusion was either required in relation to Prouvy, which was a fief of Hainaut as shown by the document relating to Ostrevent which is quoted below, or is an indication that Heinrich [IV] was underage (although if that is correct, it is unlikely that he would have been “chevaliers” at the time).  m (before 1281) WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm, son of WILHELM [II] Graf von Salm & his wife Richardis von Jülich (-[1295/Dec 1297], bur Himmelrode).  Seigneur de Prouvy, de iure uxoris: “Willaume comte de Saumes sire de Prouvi” received receipt of payment of “100 livres” from le Comte de Hainaut for homage for “son fief de Prouvi” by charter dated 17 Jan 1294 (O.S.)[708].  “...Willaumes cuens de Saum, sires de Prouvi...honme de le contei de Haynau” were named in a charter dated 21 May 1295 which records a settlement of disputes between Guy Count of Flanders and Jean d’Avesnes Comte de Hainaut[709].  Wilhelm being named “Seigneur de Prouvy” indicates that he shared the seigneurie with his presumed brother-in-law Philippe de Prouvy (see above). 

iii)        other children .  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that Gérard de Prouvy had “plures...filios et filias: quarum primogenita nupsit primogenito Comitis de Salmis in Ardenna Wilelmo” by “Yda filia comitis Balduini de Ghisnes[710]

 

 

 



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[2] MGH DD Arn 127, p. 188. 

[3] MGH DD Zw 23, p. 60. 

[4] Annales Vedastini 895, MGH SS I, p. 529. 

[5] ES II 5. 

[6] MGH DD LK 60, p. 189. 

[7] RHGF, Tome IX, LXI, p. 528. 

[8] Karoli III et Heinrici I pactum ad Bonnam castrum, MGH LL 1, p. 567. 

[9] MGH DD O I 100, p. 182. 

[10] MGH DD H II 142, p. 168. 

[11] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 490. 

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[13] Annales Blandinienses 882, MGH SS V, p. 24. 

[14] Rösch (1977), p. 118. 

[15] Annales Vedastini 895, MGH SS I p. 529.  

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[17] Annales Vedastini 896, MGH SS II, p. 530.  . 

[18] Annales Blandinienses 896, MGH SS V, p. 24. 

[19] MGH DD LK 60, p. 189. 

[20] Veterum Scriptorum, Tome II, p. 38. 

[21] RHGF, Tome IX, LXI, p. 528. 

[22] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.74, MGH SS VII, p. 426. 

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

[24] Flodoardus Remensis Historia Remensis Ecclesiæ IV, XIX, MGH SS XXXVI, p. 410. 

[25] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 60, p. 52. 

[26] Karoli III et Heinrici I pactum ad Bonnam castrum, MGH LL 1, p. 567. 

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[32] ES II 5. 

[33] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 65, p. 68. 

[34] MGH DD O I 317, p. 431. 

[35] Namur, p. xxxvii. 

[36] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia Pars I, 14, MGH SS X, p. 379.  

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[38] Liège Saint-Lambert Obituaire, p. 150. 

[39] Gand Saint-Pierre, 28, p. 32. 

[40] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 92, p. 90. 

[41] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 93, p. 91. 

[42] Gand Saint-Pierre, 28, p. 32. 

[43] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 92, p. 90. 

[44] Gand Saint-Pierre, 28, p. 32. 

[45] Namur, p. xxxvii. 

[46] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia Pars I, 14, MGH SS X, p. 379. 

[47] Gand Saint-Pierre, 28, p. 32. 

[48] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 92, p. 90. 

[49] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium I, 101 and 103, p. 443. 

[50] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 93, p. 91. 

[51] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 96, p. 92. 

[52] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 101, p. 95. 

[53] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 104, p. 98. 

[54] MGH DD O III 399, p. 832. 

[55] MGH DD H II 142, p. 168. 

[56] Liège Saint-Lambert Obituaire, p. 145. 

[57] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 101, p. 95. 

[58] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 104, p. 98. 

[59] Namur, p. xxxvii. 

[60] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 85. 

[61] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 101, p. 95. 

[62] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 104, p. 98. 

[63] Liège Saint-Lambert Obituaire, p. 44. 

[64] Gand Saint-Pierre 28, p. 32. 

[65] Liber traditionum sancti Petri Blandiniensis, 92, p. 90. 

[66] Gand Saint-Pierre 28, p. 32. 

[67] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.71, MGH SS VII, p. 427. 

[68] MGH DD O I 195, p. 275.   

[69] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium I, 101 and 103, MGH SS VII, p. 443. 

[70] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium I, 93, MGH SS VII, pp. 438-9. 

[71] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium I, 93, MGH SS VII, pp. 438-9. 

[72] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium, Lib. I, 117, 118, MGH SS VII, p. 453. 

[73] Chronicon Sancti Andreæ, Castri Cameracensis I.6, MGH SS VII, p. 528. 

[74] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium, Lib. I, 117, 118, MGH SS VII, p. 453. 

[75] Annales Elnonenses Maiores 1041, MGH SS V, pp. 12-13. 

[76] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, p. 489. 

[77] Annales Elnonenses Maiores 1041, MGH SS V, pp. 12-13. 

[78] Duvivier (1898), p. 31. 

[79] Vita Domni Lietberti Episcopi Cameracensis VIII, Spicilegium, Tome II, p. 140. 

[80] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, p. 490. 

[81] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, pp. 489-90. 

[82] Chronicon Sancti Andreæ, Castri Cameracensis I.6, MGH SS VII, p. 528. 

[83] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 5. 

[84] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 7. 

[85] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, p. 490. 

[86] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 7-8, MGH SS VII, p. 493. 

[87] Annales Elnonenses Maiores 1041, MGH SS V, pp. 12-13. 

[88] Vita Domni Lietberti Episcopi Cameracensis VIII, Spicilegium II, p. 140. 

[89] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 2, MGH SS VII, p. 490. 

[90] Chronicon Sancti Andreæ, Castri Cameracensis I.6, MGH SS VII, p. 528. 

[91] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium Continuatio 8, MGH SS VII, p. 493. 

[92] Brassart (Douai) (1877), Preuves, XI, p. 15. 

[93] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), 5, p. 117. 

[94] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 14. 

[95] Brassart (1877), XXII, p. 35. 

[96] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium continuatio 20, MGH SS VII, p. 495. 

[97] Brassart (1877), XI, p. 15. 

[98] Brassart (1877), XI, p. 15. 

[99] ES XIII 99A, which gives no details. 

[100] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[101] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[102] Annales Cameracenses 1145, MGH SS XVI, p. 516. 

[103] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[104] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), p. 164. 

[105] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[106] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), p. 223. 

[107] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[108] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCI, p. 49. 

[109] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCII, p. 49. 

[110] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[111] Ourscamp Notre-Dame, DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[112] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 7, MGH SS XIII, p. 253. 

[113] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[114] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXXXVIII, p. 63. 

[115] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCI, p. 49. 

[116] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[117] Ourscamp Notre-Dame DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[118] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXXI, p. 60. 

[119] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[120] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCI, p. 49. 

[121] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCII, p. 49. 

[122] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[123] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCI, p. 49. 

[124] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCII, p. 49. 

[125] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[126] Ourscamp Notre-Dame, DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[127] Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, III, 672, p. 273. 

[128] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXXI, p. 60. 

[129] Duvivier (1903), 46, p. 89. 

[130] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXV, p. 718. 

[131] Obituaires de Sens Tome IV, Prieuré de Collinances, p. 201.       

[132] Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana, Continuatio Leidensis et Divionensis, MGH SS IX, p. 307. 

[133] Flandria Generosa (Continuatio Claromariscensis), MGH SS IX, p. 326.   

[134] Flandria Generosa (Continuatio Claromariscensis) 1, MGH SS IX, p. 327.   

[135] Duvivier (1903), 46, p. 89. 

[136] Châteaudun Hôtel-Dieu, XXV, p. 20. 

[137] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CLXIII, p. 75. 

[138] Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs III, 672, p. 273. 

[139] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXV, p. 718. 

[140] William of Tyre Continuator, XXIV.IX, p. 118. 

[141] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 560. 

[142] Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs III, 672, p. 273. 

[143] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.1, Abbaye de Vauduisant, p. 55.       

[144] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCII, p. 49. 

[145] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[146] Ourscamp Notre-Dame, DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[147] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXXI, p. 60. 

[148] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[149] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCII, p. 49. 

[150] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[151] Ourscamp Notre-Dame, DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[152] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXV, p. 58. 

[153] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CXXI, p. 60. 

[154] Molesme, Tome II, 565, p. 453. 

[155] ES XIII 99A. 

[156] Brassart (1877), LXXVII, p. 123. 

[157] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, XCI, p. 49. 

[158] Toussaints du Plessis (1731), Tome II, Pièces justificatives, CV, p. 54. 

[159] Ourscamp Notre-Dame DCCCXVII, p. 494. 

[160] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[161] Saint-Bertin (Grand Cartulaire), Tome I, 175, p. 71. 

[162] Saint-Bertin (Grand Cartulaire), Tome I, 248, p. 113. 

[163] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes, Tome V, 50, p. 16. 

[164] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 26. 

[165] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[166] Du Chesne (1639) Béthune, Preuves, p. 23. 

[167] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), p. 203. 

[168] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 14. 

[169] ES XIII 165. 

[170] Demay (1873), Tome I, 539, p. 76. 

[171] Wailly (1882), 11, 148, 177, 226, 430, 434, pp. 9, 85, 101, 131, 257, 259. 

[172] Demay (1873), Tome I, 540, p. 76. 

[173] Demay (1873), Tome I, 538, p. 75. 

[174] Demay (1873), Tome I, 541, p. 76. 

[175] ES XIII 165. 

[176] Demay (1873), Tome I, 543, p. 76. 

[177] ES XIII 165. 

[178] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 598. 

[179] Bonnabelle ‘Seigneurs de Ligny’ (1880), p. 44. 

[180] Demay (1873), Tome I, 542, p. 76. 

[181] Duchesne (1631), Luxembourg, Preuves, p. 92. 

[182] Boniface, L. (1863) Histoire du village d’Esne (Cambrai), p. 38. 

[183] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 14. 

[184] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, XVI, p. 815. 

[185] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, XVI, p. 815. 

[186] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 16. 

[187] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[188] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 19. 

[189] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 20. 

[190] Chronico Cameracensi autbertino, ex Lamberti Waterlosii, RHGF XIII, p. 532. 

[191] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), p. 203. 

[192] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[193] Chronico Cameracensi autbertino, ex Lamberti Waterlosii, RHGF XIII, p. 532. 

[194] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 520, 522-3. 

[195] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 524. 

[196] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[197] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[198] Chronico Cameracensi autbertino, ex Lamberti Waterlosii, RHGF XIII, p. 506. 

[199] Chronico Cameracensi autbertino, ex Lamberti Waterlosii, RHGF XIII, p. 532. 

[200] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[201] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[202] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 524. 

[203] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 594. 

[204] Devillers (1869), Tome IV, p. 8. 

[205] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 23. 

[206] Ministeria Curie Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 602. 

[207] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XXXV, p. 57. 

[208] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XXXVII, p. 58. 

[209] Analectes Belgique, Tome XVI (1879), Documents Waulsort, XXXVIII, p. 59. 

[210] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[211] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[212] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 524. 

[213] Devillers (1869), Tome IV, p. 8. 

[214] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[215] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 19. 

[216] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 19. 

[217] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[218] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 17. 

[219] Devillers (1869), Tome IV, p. 8. 

[220] Devillers (1865), Tome I, p. 74. 

[221] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), pp. 171-2. 

[222] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[223] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1745, 1746, p. 207. 

[224] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[225] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[226] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1745, 1746, p. 207. 

[227] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 21. 

[228] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 23. 

[229] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Blin, J. B. (1872) Notice historique sur Walincourt, p. 6 (note). 

[230] Colliette (1771), Vol. 2, livre XIV, Preuves, (16), p. 542. 

[231] Wailly (1882), 11, 148, 169, 177, 312, 342, 347, 361, pp. 9, 85, 95, 101, 185, 203, 207, 213. 

[232] Colliette (1771), Vol. 2, livre XIV, chapitre lxv, p. 475, citing “Aug-Vir. fol. 202”. 

[233] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Blin (1872), p. 6 (note). 

[234] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Ognier, A. (1863) Notice sur Gouy et le Catelet, p. 44. 

[235] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CXXXVII, p. 732. 

[236] Colliette (1771), Vol. 2, livre XIV, chapitre lxv, p. 475, citing “Aug-Vir. fol. 202”. 

[237] Warnkoenig (1864), Tome V, p. 186. 

[238] Cysoing, LXIX, p. 91. 

[239] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXVIII, p. 534. 

[240] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 141. 

[241] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 142, citing “Archives département. du Nord: Chapitre de Walincourt”. 

[242] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1750, 1751, pp. 207-8. 

[243] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[244] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 144, citing Blin (1872), p. 7. 

[245] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 141. 

[246] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 141. 

[247] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 141. 

[248] ES XIII 164. 

[249] Du Chesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 383. 

[250] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[251] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Ognier (1863) Notice sur Gouy et le Catelet [no page stated]. 

[252] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[253] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[254] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Ognier (1863) Notice sur Gouy et le Catelet [no page stated]. 

[255] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[256] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1753, p. 208. 

[257] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 151. 

[258] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Ognier (1863) Notice sur Gouy et le Catelet [no page stated]. 

[259] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 29. 

[260] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 154. 

[261] Bruyelle (1849), pp. 625-6. 

[262] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 154. 

[263] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1754, p. 208. 

[264] Bruyelle (1849), pp. 625-6. 

[265] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[266] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 27. 

[267] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 137, citing Ognier (1863) Notice sur Gouy et le Catelet [no page stated]. 

[268] Bruyelle (1849), pp. 625-6. 

[269] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1754, p. 208. 

[270] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 32. 

[271] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 159, citing “Archives département. du Nord: Cartulaire des Guillemins de Walincourt, fol. 245”. 

[272] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1755, 1756, 1757, p. 208. 

[273] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 36. 

[274] Richemond (1908), Vol. II, p. 108. 

[275] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 32. 

[276] Olim, Tome I, XIII, p. 927. 

[277] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 159, citing “Archives département. du Nord: Cartulaire des Guillemins de Walincourt, fol. 245”. 

[278] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1759, p. 209. 

[279] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1756, p. 208. 

[280] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 38. 

[281] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1757, p. 208. 

[282] De Raadt (1903), Vol. IV, p. 191. 

[283] Bruyelle (1849), p. 631. 

[284] Bruyelle (1849), p. 627. 

[285] Cysoing, CCXXXII, CCXXXIII, pp. 294-5. 

[286] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1760, p. 209. 

[287] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, p. 412. 

[288] Cysoing, CCXXXII, p. 294. 

[289] Cysoing, CCXXXIV, p. 295. 

[290] Cysoing, CCXXXIII, p. 295. 

[291] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1758, p. 208. 

[292] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 169, citing “Archives département. du Nord: Cartulaire des Guillemins de Walincourt, fol. 11”. 

[293] Cysoing, CCXXXIV, p. 295. 

[294] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 169. 

[295] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 169, citing “Archives département. du Nord: Cartulaire des Guillemins de Walincourt, fol. 11”. 

[296] Père Anselme, Tome VI, p. 752. 

[297] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), pp. 170, 175. 

[298] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 617. 

[299] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 170. 

[300] Guiot ‘Walincourt’ (1900), p. 167, citing “Epitaphes de la ville de Valenciennes et environ, Mss. no. 213-81, Bibliothèque publique de Mons en Hainaut”. 

[301] Demay (1873), Tome I, 1752, p. 208. 

[302] Flodoardi Annales 927, MGH SS III, p. 377. 

[303] Flodoard, 931, MGH SS III, p. 379. 

[304] Flodoard, 926, MGH SS III, p. 377. 

[305] Flodoard, 941, MGH SS III, p. 388. 

[306] Flodoard, 941, MGH SS III, p. 388. 

[307] Flodoard, 941, MGH SS III, p. 388. 

[308] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, I, p. 1. 

[309] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, II, p. 4. 

[310] Duvivier (1898), p. 182. 

[311] Chronicon Sancti Andreæ, Castri Cameracensis I.6, MGH SS VII, p. 528. 

[312] Duvivier (1898), p. 198. 

[313] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, IV, p. 7. 

[314] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, V, p. 8. 

[315] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XII, p. 16. 

[316] Duvivier (1898), p. 198. 

[317] Domesday Translation, Wiltshire, XXXVI, p. 185, Somerset, XXIII, pp. 260-1, Devonshire, XXIII, pp. 317-8, Essex, LII, p. 1039. 

[318] ES XIII 99A. 

[319] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXII, p. 35. 

[320] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXIV, p. 38. 

[321] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XII, p. 16. 

[322] Duvivier (1898), p. 198. 

[323] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, IV, p. 7. 

[324] Chronicon Sancti Andreæ, Castri Cameracensis I.6, MGH SS VII, p. 528. 

[325] Gesta Pontificum Cameracensium (Gesta Burchardi I), 5, p. 117. 

[326] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XIX, p. 31. 

[327] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXVII, p. 41. 

[328] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXX, p. 45. 

[329] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXI, p. 46. 

[330] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXII, p. 47. 

[331] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXIII, p. 47. 

[332] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XL, p. 55. 

[333] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, p. 112, citing Obituaire de Saint-Amé (no citation reference). 

[334] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLIII, p. 60. 

[335] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLIV, p. 61. 

[336] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVII, p. 65. 

[337] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXII, p. 47. 

[338] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XXXIII, p. 47. 

[339] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVII, p. 65. 

[340] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[341] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[342] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[343] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[344] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[345] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[346] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLIII, p. 60. 

[347] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLIV, p. 61. 

[348] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVII, p. 65. 

[349] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), p. 120, citing Arch. depart, obituaire de Saint-Amé, de la fin du XIII siècle. 

[350] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, XLVIII, p. 66. 

[351] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LI, p. 70. 

[352] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, L, p. 69. 

[353] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LV, p. 75. 

[354] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, L, p. 69. 

[355] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LVIII, p. 80. 

[356] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LXIII, p. 85. 

[357] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LV, p. 75. 

[358] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LX, p. 82. 

[359] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LX, p. 82. 

[360] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LXVII, p. 94. 

[361] Brassart (Wavrin) (1877), pp. 141-200. 

[362] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LIX, p. 81. 

[363] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LXIII, p. 85. 

[364] Brassart (Douai) (1877) Preuves, LI, p. 70. 

[365] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854). 

[366] Goethals (1862), Tome II, pp. 491-520. 

[367] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878). 

[368] Origine de Lalaing (1877), pp. 157-8. 

[369] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 8. 

[370] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 110-56. 

[371] Smet (1841), Tome II, p. 47. 

[372] Flône, II, p. 285. 

[373] Sanderus (1735), Tome III, p. 14. 

[374] Sanderus (1735), Tome III, p. 14. 

[375] Origine de Lalaing (1877), p. 157, quoting “Archives départ. Liber albus S. Amandi, fo. 17 v”. 

[376] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 32, p. 65. 

[377] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 24, p. 51. 

[378] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 48, p. 96. 

[379] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 55, p. 109. 

[380] Le Carpentier, Vol. II (Part III) (1664), p. 712. 

[381] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 154, p. 294. 

[382] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 154, p. 294. 

[383] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 24, p. 51. 

[384] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 55, p. 109. 

[385] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 8. 

[386] Origine de Lalaing (1877), p. 157, quoting “Archives départ. Liber albus S. Amandi, fo. 17 v”. 

[387] Duvivier (1903), Tome II, 154, p. 294. 

[388] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 16. 

[389] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 15. 

[390] Flines, Tome I, CLXX, p. 182. 

[391] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 16. 

[392] Flines, Tome I, CLXX, p. 182. 

[393] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 18. 

[394] Flines, Tome I, CLXX, p. 182. 

[395] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 17. 

[396] Goethals (1862), Tome II, pp. 491-2. 

[397] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 21-2. 

[398] Brétex, Delmotte (1835), p. 181, line 4081. 

[399] Reiffenberg (1844), Tome I, CVI, p. 286. 

[400] Viard, J. ‘L’Ostrevant. Enquête au sujet de la frontière française sous Philippe VI de Valois’, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Chartes, Tome 82 (1921), p. 326. 

[401] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 493. 

[402] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[403] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 30. 

[404] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 21. 

[405] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 225. 

[406] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[407] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[408] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 27-8, quoting “Collection Moreau, vol. 225, fo. 67”. 

[409] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 27-8, quoting “Collection Moreau, vol. 225, fo. 67”. 

[410] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 225. 

[411] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[412] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[413] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 225. 

[414] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[415] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 225. 

[416] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[417] Hautcœur (1874), Abbesses, XIII, pp. 388-9. 

[418] Hautcœur (1874), Abbesses, IX, pp. 384-6. 

[419] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 30. 

[420] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 30. 

[421] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 95. 

[422] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 95, 98. 

[423] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 97-8. 

[424] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 98. 

[425] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 492. 

[426] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 97-8. 

[427] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 98. 

[428] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 492. 

[429] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 492. 

[430] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 99. 

[431] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 100. 

[432] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 10. 

[433] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 492. 

[434] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 100. 

[435] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 492, and Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 10. 

[436] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 102-5. 

[437] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 106-10. 

[438] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[439] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 494. 

[440] Devillers (1867), Tome III, p. 248. 

[441] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 6. 

[442] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 6. 

[443] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 7. 

[444] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 92. 

[445] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 7. 

[446] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 93. 

[447] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 93. 

[448] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 93. 

[449] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 7. 

[450] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 520. 

[451] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 520. 

[452] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 7. 

[453] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 7. 

[454] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 520. 

[455] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 94. 

[456] Duchesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 454. 

[457] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 795, no citation reference. 

[458] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 118. 

[459] 18th century transcription, Copy sent by O. de Trazegnies to the author 22 Oct 2018. 

[460] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 108. 

[461] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 8. 

[462] 18th century transcription, Copy sent by O. de Trazegnies to the author 22 Oct 2018. 

[463] Hautcœur (1874), Abbesses, XVI, p. 391. 

[464] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 90. 

[465] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 90. 

[466] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 91. 

[467] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 91. 

[468] Père Anselme, Tome VI, p. 782, no source citation. 

[469] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 225. 

[470] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[471] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 315. 

[472] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 3156. 

[473] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 30. 

[474] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 494. 

[475] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 23-4. 

[476] Flines, Tome II, DCXVII, p. 646. 

[477] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 30. 

[478] Flines, Tome II, DCXVII, p. 646. 

[479] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 494. 

[480] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 496. 

[481] Flines, Tome II, DCXVII, p. 646. 

[482] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 494. 

[483] Flines, Tome II, DCXVII, p. 646. 

[484] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 496. 

[485] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 11. 

[486] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[487] Thierry d’Orjo by email 5 Jun 2020, citing ‘Valenciennes - Etablissements religieux d’hommes’, Société d’Etudes de la Province de Cambrai, Mémoires, Tome 26 (Lille, 1938), LXXIV, p. 437. 

[488] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 11. 

[489] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[490] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[491] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 35. 

[492] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 34. 

[493] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 502. 

[494] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 34. 

[495] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 11. 

[496] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 497. 

[497] Collins, A. (1756) The Peerage of England, Vol. III (London), pp. 590-3, and French, G. R. (1853) The Royal Descent of Nelson and Wellington (London), pp. 85-6. 

[498] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 502. 

[499] Père Anselme, Tome I, p. 361. 

[500] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 35. 

[501] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 511. 

[502] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 17. 

[503] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 17. 

[504] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 36, citing “archives communales, no. 96 de l’inventaire”. 

[505] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 31. 

[506] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[507] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 18. 

[508] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 497. 

[509] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[510] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 18. 

[511] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 21. 

[512] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[513] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 500. 

[514] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[515] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 24. 

[516] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 47-8. 

[517] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 49-56. 

[518] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[519] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, X, p. 126. 

[520] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 500. 

[521] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 46. 

[522] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 46. 

[523] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 511. 

[524] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 16. 

[525] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 14. 

[526] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 16. 

[527] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 24. 

[528] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[529] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 24. 

[530] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[531] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[532] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 38. 

[533] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XI, p. 127. 

[534] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), Pièces justificatives, XII, p. 130. 

[535] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 39. 

[536] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 68. 

[537] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 514. 

[538] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 68. 

[539] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 58. 

[540] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 59, quoting Les Mémoires de messire Jean seigneur de Haynin (Mons, 1842), I, p. 46. 

[541] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 59. 

[542] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), p. 60. 

[543] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 43. 

[544] Père Anselme, Tome VI, p. 705. 

[545] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 43. 

[546] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 43. 

[547] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 43. 

[548] Brassart (Lalaing) (1854), p. 45. 

[549] Goethals (1862), Tome II, p. 514. 

[550] Catalogue des Lalaing (1878), pp. 80-9. 

[551] Devillers (1865), Tome I, p. 74. 

[552] Devillers (1865), Tome I, p. 74. 

[553] Devillers (1865), Tome I, p. 74. 

[554] Tailliar (1849), 75, p. 135. 

[555] Tailliar (1849), 164, p. 250. 

[556] Klaversma ‘De heren van Horne, Altena, Weert en Kortessem (1345-1433) (verfolg)’ (1989), p. 25. 

[557] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 100. 

[558] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome II (1849), no page numbers, 389/902, and Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 132/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[559] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome II (1849), no page numbers, 389/902 in the digitalised copy. 

[560] Buylaert (2011), p. 497. 

[561] Buylaert (2011), p. 497. 

[562] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 132/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[563] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 132/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[564] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 133/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[565] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 132/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[566] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 132/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[567] Père Anselme, Tome VI, p. 116. 

[568] Père Anselme, Tome VIII, p. 839. 

[569] Goethals Dictionnaire, Tome III (1850), no page numbers, 133/928 in the digitalised copy. 

[570] Vanderkindere (1903), Tome I, pp. 133 and 283-4. 

[571] Flodoardus Remensis Historia Remensis Ecclesiæ, Liber IV, I, MGH SS XXXVI, p. 371.

[572] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 893, MGH SS XXIII, p. 748. 

[573] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 943, MGH SS XXIII, p. 763. 

[574] ES II 188B. 

[575] ES III 729 B. 

[576] Flodoard, 925, MGH SS III, p. 376. 

[577] Vanderkindere (1903), Tome I, p. 56. 

[578] Flodoard, 926, MGH SS III, p. 377. 

[579] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 943, MGH SS XXIII, p. 763. 

[580] Meyer & Longnon (1882), discussed in the Introduction, and mentioned i.a. CCXLIX, p. 224. 

[581] Flodoard, 943, MGH SS III, p. 389. 

[582] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 943, MGH SS XXIII, p. 763. 

[583] Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii 6, MGH SS XIV, p. 508. 

[584] Nevers Saint-Cyr, 10, p. 24. 

[585] Saint-Phalle 'Les comtes de Gâtinais' (2000), p. 234. 

[586] Flodoardus Remensis Historia Remensis Ecclesiæ IV, XI, MGH SS XXXVI, p. 403. 

[587] Duchesne (1621) Châtillon, Preuves, p. 12, quoting Colwener, G. (1617) Histoire de Flodoard, Catalogue des Archevesques de Rheims

[588] Nicholas (1992), p. 44. 

[589] Vanderkindere II, p. 72. 

[590] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 490. 

[591] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.71, MGH SS VII, p. 427. 

[592] D O I 426, p. 579. 

[593] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.71, MGH SS VII, p. 427. 

[594] Rousseau (1936), p. xxxvii. 

[595] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia Pars I, 14, MGH SS X, p. 379. 

[596] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.95, MGH SS VII, p. 439. 

[597] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium I, 101 and 103, p. 443. 

[598] Epistolæ Bambergenses, Bibliotheca rerum germanicarum V, p. 472, quoted in Vanderkindere II, p. 75. 

[599] Acta Sanctorum January, II, 27 Jan, 1, p. 788. 

[600] D O III 44, p. 444. 

[601] Ex Raineri Miraculis S. Gisleni 12, MGH XV.2, p. 584. 

[602] D O III 399, p. 832. 

[603] D H II 142, p. 168. 

[604] Liège Saint-Lambert, p. 145. 

[605] Vanderkindere, Tome II, p. 96. 

[606] Duvivier (1898), pp. 173-4. 

[607] Duvivier (1865), L, 401. 

[608] Duvivier (1865), LI, 402. 

[609] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 8. 

[610] Foppens (1734), Tome III, p. 691. 

[611] Outreman (1639), “Quelques lettres...”, 648/696 in the digitised copy (Google Books), and p. 308.  

[612] Vanderkindere II, p. 99. 

[613] Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 580. 

[614] Duvivier (1898), p. 43. 

[615] Duvivier (1898), p. 43. 

[616] Duvivier, C. (1865) Recherches sur le Hainaut ancien (Brussels), LXVIII, p. 440. 

[617] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XIX, p. 50. 

[618] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XXIV, p. 357. 

[619] Brassart, F. (1877) Histoire du Château et de la Châtellenie de Douai, Preuves (Douai), XIX, p. 31. 

[620] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome I, 2, p. 4. 

[621] Fundatio Monasterii Aquicinctini 1, MGH SS XIV, p. 580. 

[622] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 14. 

[623] Vanderkindere I, p. 134, quoting "deux actes…tirés des archives du Nord, Fonds de l'abbaye de Marchiennes, carton no. 2". 

[624] Outreman (1639), “Quelques lettres...”, 648/696 in the digitised copy (Google Books), and p. 308.  

[625] Herimanni Liber de Restauratione S. Martini Tornacensis 19, MGH SS XIV, p. 283. 

[626] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber II, Cap. XXII, p. 315. 

[627] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1099, MGH SS XXIII, p. 812. 

[628] Albert of Aix (RHC), Liber V, Cap. XXXVI, p. 456. 

[629] Outreman (1639), “Quelques lettres...”, 648/696 in the digitised copy (Google Books), and p. 308.  

[630] Vanderkindere II, p. 99. 

[631] Duvivier (1898), p. 43. 

[632] Dereine (1981), p. 238. 

[633] Duvivier (1903), 8, p. 22. 

[634] Duvivier (1903), 8, p. 22. 

[635] Duvivier (1903), 15, p. 34. 

[636] Gallia Christiana, Tome III, Instrumenta, col. 95. 

[637] Courtois (1981), p. 133, available as acte no. 412 at Telma <http://www.cn-telma.fr/originaux/charte 412/>

[638] Duvivier (1903), 7, p. 19. 

[639] Dereine (1981), pp. 238-9. 

[640] Leuridan, T. ‘L’avouerie de Tourna, essai sur l’histoire de cette institution’, Annales de la Société historique et littéraire de Tournai, Tome IV (Tornai, 1899), pp. 265-8. 

[641] Outreman (1639), “Quelques lettres...”, 648/696 in the digitised copy (Google Books), and p. 308.  

[642] Le Carpentier (1664), Part IV, Preuves, p. 14. 

[643] Miraeus (Le Mire) (1723), Tome II, Supplement, XIV, p. 813. 

[644] Outreman (1639), “Quelques lettres...”, 654/696 in the digitised copy (Google Books).  

[645] Vanderkindere II, p. 99, citing D'Achéry Guiberti opera, 646. 

[646] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XXI, p. 54. 

[647] Duvivier (1903), 8, p. 22. 

[648] Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis 13, MGH SS XIII, p. 254. 

[649] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1119, MGH SS XXIII, p. 823. 

[650] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[651] Herimanni, Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis 33, MGH SS XIV, p. 287. 

[652] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1168, MGH SS XXIII, p. 852. 

[653] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[654] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[655] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, p. 507. 

[656] Chronico Cameracensi autbertino, ex Lamberti Waterlosii, RHGF XIII, p. 506. 

[657] Duvivier (1898), p. 43. 

[658] Duvivier (1898), p. 43. 

[659] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, XIV, p. 813. 

[660] Duvivier (1903), 8, p. 22. 

[661] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1099, MGH SS XXIII, p. 812. 

[662] Herimanni, Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis 57, MGH SS XIV, p. 299. 

[663] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 560. 

[664] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. VI, Book XI, p. 39. 

[665] RHGF, Tome XXIII, p. 438. 

[666] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. VI, Book XI, p. 37. 

[667] Duvivier (1865), XCIII, p. 487. 

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

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

[670] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 134, MGH SS XXIV, p. 628. 

[671] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XXVIII, p. 64. 

[672] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XXXII, p. 69. 

[673] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XXVIII, p. 64. 

[674] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, XXXVIII, p. 74. 

[675] Saint Nicolas des Prés sous Ribemont, LXXI, p. 127. 

[676] Foigny (1879), CCCCXLI, p. 72. 

[677] Vanderkindere (1904) Gislebert de Mons, p. 169. 

[678] Viard ‘L’Ostrevant’ (1921), p. 326. 

[679] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome I, 2, p. 4. 

[680] Tournai Saint-Martin, Tome I, 31, p. 29. 

[681] Duvivier (1865), CXXVII septies, p. 585. 

[682] Duvivier (1903), 32, p. 65. 

[683] Duvivier (1903), 41, p. 78. 

[684] Duvivier (1865), CXLVIII bis, p. 641. 

[685] Vanderkindere (1904), p. 169. 

[686] Duvivier (1903), 77, p. 156. 

[687] Duvivier (1903), 70, p. 142. 

[688] Duvivier (1903), 87, p. 176. 

[689] Duvivier (1903), 122, p. 239. 

[690] Mons Sainte-Waudru, Tome I, XXXVIII, p. 69.  

[691] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 563. 

[692] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 563. 

[693] Monuments pour servir à l’histoire des provinces de Namur, de Hainaut et de Luxembourg, Tome II, Part 2 (1869), Cartarum de Biermeries, XVI, p. 655. 

[694] Brassart ‘La tombe’ (1897), p. 267, citing “fonds de l’abbaye de Saint-André du Cateau-Cambrésis”. 

[695] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 617. 

[696] Mons Sainte-Waudru, Tome I, CCCCLXX, p. 698.  

[697] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 563.  

[698] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 789. 

[699] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 877. 

[700] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, p. 370. 

[701] Saint-Genois (1806), Tome II, p. 3. 

[702] Viard ‘Ostrevant’ (1921), p. 326. 

[703] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 563. 

[704] Père Anselme, Tome IV, p. 831. 

[705] Vannérus ‘Salm-en-Ardenne’ (1921), p. 91. 

[706] Vignier (1894), Tome II, p. 577. 

[707] Reiffenberg (1844), Tome I, XCVII, p. 457. 

[708] Saint-Genois (1782), Tome I, pp. 352, 824. 

[709] Reiffenberg (1844), Tome I, CVI, p. 286. 

[710] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 563.