The Johnson-Wallace & Fish-Kirk Families




Hugo VII Count of Dagsburg and Mechtild




Husband Hugo VII Count of Dagsburg 1

           Born: Abt 990 - <Dagsburg (Dabo), (Moselle), Lorraine, France>
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           Died: Bef 1049
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         Father: Hugo VI Count in Nordgau (Abt 0960-Bef 1049) 1
         Mother: Heilwig von Dagsburg (Abt 0964-1046) 1


       Marriage: Abt 1017 - Dabo, Moselle, France



Wife Mechtild 1

           Born: Abt 994 - <Dagsburg (Dabo), (Moselle), Lorraine, France>
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Children
1 M Heinrich I Count of Egisheim 1

           Born: Abt 1018 - <Eguisheim, (Haut-Rhin), Alsace>, France
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           Died: Abt 28 Jun 1065
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Hugues Vicomté de Château-de-Loire and Agnes de Freteval




Husband Hugues Vicomté de Château-de-Loire 2

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         Father: Routrou II Count of Mortagne, Viscount of Châteaudun (      -1074) 3 4
         Mother: Adeline de Bellesme Dame de Domfront (      -      ) 5


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Wife Agnes de Freteval 2

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Children


Humphrey de Vielles, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Albreda de la Haye Auberie




Husband Humphrey de Vielles, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger 1 6 7

            AKA: Onfroi de Vielles, Umfrid of Vielles, Humphrey de Harcourt
           Born: Abt 980 - <Pont-Audemer, (Eure)>, Normandy, France
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           Died: 28 Sep 1044 - Normandy, France
         Buried:  - Préaux, (Eure), Normandy, France


         Father: Touroude de Harcourt (Abt 0940-Abt 1040) 1 8
         Mother: Wevia de Crépon (Abt 0942-      ) 1


       Marriage: Abt 1010 - France



Wife Albreda de la Haye Auberie 1 9

            AKA: Aubreye de la Haie
           Born: Abt 984 - <Pont-Audemer, (Eure)>, Normandy, France
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           Died: 20 Sep 1045
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Children
1 M Roger de Beaumont Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer 1 9

            AKA: Roger "le Barbu" de Beaumont Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger, Roger Barbatus de Beaumont Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer, Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger
           Born: Abt 1015 - <Pont-Audemer, (Eure)>, Normandy, France
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           Died: 29 Nov 1094
         Buried:  - <Abbey of St. Peter, Préaux, (Eure)>, Normandy, France
         Spouse: Adeline of Meulan (Abt 1014-1081) 1 9
           Marr: Abt 1048



2 M Robert de Vielles

            AKA: Robert the Elder
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Research Notes: Husband - Humphrey de Vielles, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger

From Wikipedia - Humphrey de Vielles :

Humphrey (or Onfroi or Umfrid) of Vieilles[1] († c. 1050 ), was the first holder of the "grand honneur" of Beaumont-le-Roger , one of the most important groups of domains in eastern Normandy[2].

Life
His early life and origins are the subject of much discussion. He was the grandson of Torf (or Turolf), who some historians identify with Turstin le Riche , the father-in-law of Robert the Dane , and by others with an ancestor of the lords of Harcourt [3]. Whichever is the better hypothesis, we can be sure Humphrey descended from a Scandinavian Viking family.

Besides Beaumont-le-Roger , he had lands dispersed through the whole of Normandy, in Cotentin , in Hiémois , in the Pays d'Auge , in Basse Seine (Vatteville-la-Rue ), in Évrecin (Normanville ) and in Vexin normand (Bouafles ). These lands originated in the favour of the dukes Richard II and Robert II , from confiscated church lands. The "honneur" of Beaumont was, for example, constituted from the remains of the lands of the abbey of Bernay [4]. On the other hand, the possessions around Pont-Audemer came to him by family inheritance.

In 1034 , he 'founded' (or, rather, restored) the male monastery at Préaux , a few kilometres from Pont-Audemer , with monks from the Saint-Wandrille .
During the minority of Duke William the Bastard , Roger I of Tosny , holder of the "honneur" of Conches , attacked Humphrey's domains. But around 1040, Humphrey's son, Roger de Beumont , met and defeated Roger in battle, during which Roger was killed.

Family and descendents
His known children:
Robert, the elder, assassinated by Roger de Clères[5]
Roger de Beaumont , known as le Barbu († 1094), who succeeded his father.
Two other possible children Guillaume de Beaumont, monk at the abbaye Saint-Pierre de Préaux
Dumelme de Vieilles, monk at the abbaye Saint-Léger de Préaux .

Notes and references
^ Vieilles is the name of a former village, now merged with Beaumont-le-Roger
^ Pierre Bauduin, La première Normandie (Xe-XIe siècles), Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2004, p.216-217. Among the other grands honneurs of the Pays d'Ouche, were those of Breteuil and of Conches
^ William of Jumièges reports that this Turolf was the brother of Turquetil, the first lord of Harcourt, and the uncle of Ansketil de Harcourt. The archaeologist Jacques Le Maho supports Torf's identification with Turstin
^ Veronica Gazeau, Monachisme et aristocratie au XIe siècle : l'exemple de la famille de Beaumont,, PhD thesis, University of Caen, 1986-1987 (dactyl.), p.67-73. The abbot of Bernay, Raoul, parent of Humphrey, would have entrusted to him between 1027 and 1040, part of the heritage of his monastery. Like other lords of the beginning of the 11th century, like the family of Bellême , he increased the family's power by recovering or winning of ecclesiastical lands
^ Orderic Vitalis , History of Normandy, Éd. Guizot, 1826, vol. III, livre VIII, p. 373. Charpillon et Caresme, Dictionnaire historique des communes de l'Eure, vol I, 1879, art. Beaumont-le-Roger
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From Wikipedia - Barons of Loughmoe :

"There are several ancestral lines reaching back from Sir Hugh Purcell and his wife, Beatrix Fitzwalter le Botillier, ancestors of all succeeding Irish Purcells, to Charlemagne. These are easily discovered on Ancestry.com, et al. One line: Charlemagne, Louis I Aquitaine, Charles the Bald, Rothaut de France, Richilde de Bourges, Gerlotte de Blois, Female de Bricquebec, Tourude de Harcourt, Humphrey de Harcourt, Albreda de Preaux, Hubert De Rie, Albreda De Rie, Robert de Valoignes, Theobald de Valoines, Maude de Valoignes, Theobald Fitzwalter, Beatrix Fitzwalter." 1 6 7


Research Notes: Child - Roger de Beaumont Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer

From Wikipedia - Roger de Beaumont :

Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger (c. 1015 - 29 November 1094 ) was son of Humphrey de Vielles (himself a great-nephew of the Duchess Gunnora of Normandy ) and his wife Albreda de la Haye Auberie. Roger de Beaumont, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer, Viscount of Hiesmes, was thus a second cousin once removed of the Conqueror .

Life
Roger was nicknamed Barbatus or La Barbe because he wore a moustache and beard while the Normans usually were clean shaven. This peculiarity is recognized in the thirty-second panel of the Bayeux Tapestry where he is depicted sitting at a feast with Duke William on his left hand, Odo , brother of William and Bishop of Bayeux , in the centre.

Planché tells us that "he was the noblest, the wealthiest, and the most valiant seigneur of Normandy, and the greatest and most trusted friend of the Danish family." There is an explanation for this - as an older cousin who had never rebelled against the young Duke, he was part of the kinship group of noblemen that William relied upon in governing Normandy and fighting off frequent rebellion and invasions. The historian Frank McLynn notes that William relied on relatives descended via his mother (namely his half-brothers and brothers-in-law) and on relatives descended from the Duchess Gunnora's sisters, since his own paternal kin had proved unreliable.

Wace , the 12th century historian, says that "at the time of the invasion of England, Roger was summoned to the great council at Lillebonne , on account of his wisdom; but that he did not join in the expedition as he was too far advanced in years." Although Roger could not fight, he did not hesitate in contributing his share of the cost, for he provided at his own expense sixty vessels for the conveyance of the troops across the channel. Furthermore, his eldest son and heir fought bravely at Hastings as noted in several contemporary records. As a result, Roger's elder sons were awarded rich lands in England, and both eventually were made English earls by the sons of the Conqueror.

Family and children
He married circa 1048 or earlier Adeline of Meulan (ca. 1014-1020 - 1081), daughter of Waleran III, Count de Meulan and Oda de Conteville, and sister and heiress of a childless Count of Meulan. Meulan eventually passed to their elder son who became Count of Meulan in 1081 . Their surviving children were:
Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester , Count of Meulan (b ca 1049 - 1118) who succeeded his father in the major part of his lands, and who fought in his first battle at Hastings .
Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick , overshadowed by his elder brother, but who established a more enduring line of Beaumont earls at Warwick Castle.
William de Beaumont (not mentioned in most sources).
Alberee de Beaumont, Abbess of Eton 1 9


Death Notes: Child - Robert de Vielles

Assassinated by Roger de Cleres


Research Notes: Child - Robert de Vielles

Source: Wikipedia - Humphrey de Vielles


Hywel Dda King of Deheubarth and Elen ferch Llywarch




Husband Hywel Dda King of Deheubarth 10 11 12




            AKA: Howel Dda King of Deheubarth, Howell Dha King of South Wales, Hywel the Good, Hywel ap Cadell ap Rhodri, Hywel ap Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr King of Deheubarth
           Born: Cir 880 - Dinefwr Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
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           Died: Abt 950
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         Father: Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr King of Seisyllwg (Cir 0827-0910) 11 13
         Mother: Rheingar (Cir 0865-      ) 13


       Marriage: 

Events

• Pilgrimage: to Rome, Abt 929.




Wife Elen ferch Llywarch

           Born: Abt 885 - Dyfed, Wales
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           Died: 943
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         Father: Llywarch ap Hyfaidd King of Dyfed (Cir 0867-Abt 0904)
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Children
1 F Angharad ferch Hywel Dda 14

           Born: Cir 900 - Deheubarth, Wales
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         Spouse: Tudor Trevor ap Ynyr ap Cadforch Lord of Herefored and Whittington (Abt 0918-0948)



2 M Owain ap Hywel Dda King of Deheubarth 15

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Research Notes: Husband - Hywel Dda King of Deheubarth

Lawgiver of Cambria

From A History of Wales, p. 83:

"If the intention of the rulers of Dyfed and Brycheiniog in seeking the patronage of Alfred was to remain free from the clutches of the house of Rhodri, they failed. About 904, Llywarch ap Hyfaidd, king of Dyfed, died; his kingdom came into the possession of Hywel ap Cadell ap Rhodri, the ruler of Seisyllwg and the husband of Elen, Llywarch's daughter. It would appear that Hywel also took possession of Brycheiniog, for its royal line ends with Tewdwr ap Griffri, who died about 930. The enlarged kingdom came to be known as Deheubarth, a unit of central importance in the history of Wales during the following four centuries.

"...Deheubarth was united with the territories of Idwal ab Anarawd ap Rhodri--Gwynedd and Powys--in 942, and Hywel died in 950 (or perhaps 949) the ruler of a kingdom which extended from Prestatyn to Pembroke."
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From Wikipedia - Hywel Dda :
Hywel Dda (c. 880 - 950), (English : Hywel the Good;, sometimes anglicized to Howell the Good) was a well-thought-of king[1] of Deheubarth in south-west Wales , who, using his cunning, eventually came to rule Wales from Prestatyn to Pembroke .[2] As a descendant of Rhodri Mawr through his father Cadell , Hywel was a member of the Dinefwr branch of the dynasty and is also named Hywel ap Cadell. He was recorded as King of the Britons in the Annales Cambriae and the Annals of Ulster .

He is remembered as one of the most responsible native Welsh rulers of all time. His name is particularly linked with the development of the Welsh laws , generally known as the Laws of Hywel Dda. The latter part of his name ('Dda' or 'Good') refers to the fact that his laws were just and good. The historian Dafydd Jenkins sees in them compassion rather than punishment, plenty of common sense and a sense of respect towards women.[1]

Hywel Dda was certainly a well-educated man, even by modern standards, having a good knowledge of Welsh, Latin, and English.[1]

In April 2008 a merger of Pembrokeshire & Derwen, Ceredigion and Mid Wales, and Carmarthenshire NHS Trusts was named the Hywel Dda NHS Trust in his honour.


Biography
Hywel was born at around 880, the younger son of Cadell , himself the son of Rhodri the Great . In 905, Cadell, having conquered Dyfed , gave it to his son to rule on his behalf. Hywel was able to consolidate his position by marrying Elen, whose father Llywarch ap Hyfaidd had ruled Dyfed until his death. Following his father's death in 909, he acquired a share of Seisyllwg , and on his brother's death in 920, he merged Dyfed and Seisyllwg, creating for himself a new kingdom, which became known as Deheubarth . Following the death of his cousin Idwal Foel in 942, he also seized the Kingdom of Gwynedd .

Accomplishments
Peace with Wessex
Hywel's reign was a violent one, and he achieved an understanding with Athelstan of England . Athelstan and Hywel ruled part of Wales jointly. Such was the relationship between the neighbouring countries that Hywel was able to mint his own coinage in the English city of Chester . He was the first Welsh ruler to produce coinage for at least a thousand years, since the coinage of his Celtic predecessors. His study of legal systems and his pilgrimage to Rome in 928 combined to enable him to formulate advanced ideas about law. A comparative study of law and lawmaking at the time reveals a deep concern for law and its documentation throughout Europe and also the Islamic world, the Cordoba Islamic Law translation schools being a fine example, from Greek to Arabic to Latin. The Hywel 'Law' book was written partly in Latin, about laws of court, law of country and the law of justices.

Opinions vary as to the motives for Hywel's close association with the court of Athelstan. J.E. Lloyd claimed Hywel was an admirer of Wessex [3], while D.P. Kirby suggests that it may have been the action of a pragmatist who recognized the realities of power in mid-10th century Britain.[4] It is notable that he gave one of his sons an Anglo-Saxon name, Edwin. His policies with regard to England were evidently not to the taste of all his subjects. Athelstan and Hywel had similar interests. They both developed a coinage; they both had a kingdom; both were attributed a Law book. Hywel was aware of the greater power and acceded to it.

A Welsh language poem entitled Armes Prydein , considered by Sir Ifor Williams to have been written in Deheubarth during Hywel's reign, called for the Welsh to join a confederation of all the non-English peoples of Britain and Ireland to fight the Saxons. The poem may be linked to the alliance of Norse and Celtic kingdoms which challenged Athelstan at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937.[citation needed ] No Welsh forces joined this alliance, and this may well have been because of the influence of Hywel.[citation needed ] On the other hand neither did he send troops to support Athelstan.
Welsh Law
The conference held at Whitland circa 945, was an assembly in which Welsh law was codified and set down in writing for posterity. According to tradition, much of the work was done by the celebrated clerk, Blegywryd. Following Hywel's death, his kingdom was soon split into three. Gwynedd was reclaimed by the sons of Idwal Foel, while Deheubarth was divided between Hywel's sons. However, his legacy endured in the form of his laws, which remained in active use throughout Wales until the conquest and were not abolished by the English Parliament until the 16th century. A surviving copy of a Latin text of the Law (ms Peniarth 28) is held at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and can be seen online.[1] More than 30 manuscripts were recently selected for a discussion of the "Law" of Hywel, by a Welsh professor of Medieval studies, Hywel Emanuel. Only five of them were considered to be of sufficient antiquity, dating back to the 13thC or earlier, to merit serious attention. Three of them were in Latin and two in Welsh. 10 11 12


Research Notes: Wife - Elen ferch Llywarch

Source: http://www.varrall.net/pafg58.htm#1158

From A History of Wales by John Davies, London, 2007, p. 83:

"If the intention of the rulers of Dyfed and Brycheiniog in seeking the patronage of Alfred was to remain free from the clutches of the house of Rhodri, they failed. About 904, Llywarch ap Hyfaidd, king of Dyfed, died; his kingdom came into the possession of Hywel [Dda] ap Cadell ap Rhodri, the ruler of Seisyllwg and the husband of Elen, Llywarch's daughter. It would appear that Hywel also took possession of Brycheiniog, for its royal line ends with Tewdwr ap Griffri, who died about 930. The enlarged kingdom came to be known as Deheubarth, a unit of central importance in the history of Wales during the following four centuries."


Research Notes: Child - Owain ap Hywel Dda King of Deheubarth

Source: A History of Wales by John Davies, London, 2007, p. 81 etc.

From A History of Wales by John Davies, London, 2007, p. 93:

"Hywel's creation, the kingdom of Deheubarth, survived his death. In 950 it passed to his son Owain, a man of historical interests, for it would appear that the genealogies and the Annales Cambriae were compiled at his request. Gwynedd and Powys returned to the line of Idwal ab Anarawd while Glamorgan continued to be subject to its own kings." 15


Iarddur of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan




Husband Iarddur of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan

            AKA: Iarddur Lord of Llechwedd Ucha
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1 M Madog ap Iarddur of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan

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Research Notes: Husband - Iarddur of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan

Lord of Llechwedd Uchaf and Creuddyn, and Grand Forester of Snowdon.

Source: The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd by J. Y. W. Lloyd, Vol. IV, London, 1884, p. 341, has "Eva, d. and heiress of Gruffydd ab David ab Tudor ab Madog of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan, son and heir of Iarddur, of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan, Lord of Llecchwedd Uchaf and Creuddyn, and Grand Forester of Snowdon."

From http://www.abergwyngregyn.co.uk/html/body_bodsilin.html :
"Bodsilin was a free Ville or township (a term generally implying a considerable area comprising several hamlets). In the time of Llywelyn the Great it was part of the extensive territories of Iarddur, Lord of Llechwedd Ucha, and a descendant of Maelgwn Gwynedd. Five generations later it was still in his family and belonged to the large estate of Ieuan Llwyd of Gorddinog, Descendants of larddur remained in possession of Bodsilin until the end of the sixteenth century at least."


Research Notes: Child - Madog ap Iarddur of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan

Source: The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd by J. Y. W. Lloyd, Vol. IV, London, 1884, p. 341, has "Eva, d. and heiress of Gruffydd ab David ab Tudor ab Madog of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan, son and heir of Iarddur, of Penrhyn and Cwchwillan, Lord of Llecchwedd Uchaf and Creuddyn, and Grand Forester of Snowdon."


Leopold II Margrave of Austria and Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg




Husband Leopold II Margrave of Austria

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Wife Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg

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Children
1 M Leopold III Margrave of Austria 16

           Born: 1073
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           Died: 15 Nov 1136
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         Spouse: Agnes of Germany (1072-1143) 17
           Marr: abt or aft 1105




Research Notes: Husband - Leopold II Margrave of Austria

Source: Wikipedia - Agnes of Germany


Research Notes: Wife - Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg

Source: Wikipedia - Agnes of Germany


Research Notes: Child - Leopold III Margrave of Austria

Source: Wikipedia - Agnes of Germany 16


Renaud II de Nevers Count of Nevers and Auxerre and Ida de Forez




Husband Renaud II de Nevers Count of Nevers and Auxerre 1 18

            AKA: Renaud Comte de Nevers
           Born: Abt 1047 - <Nevers, (Nievre)>, Burgundy (France)
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           Died: 5 Aug 1089
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         Father: William I Count of Nevers (Abt 1030-1100) 19
         Mother: Ermengarde (      -      ) 20


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Wife Ida de Forez 1 21

            AKA: Hawide de Forez
           Born: Abt 1051 - <Forez, (Loire)>, France
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           Died: 1085
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         Father: Artald III Count of Lyon and Forez (      -      ) 21
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Children
1 F Ermengarde de Nevers 1 22

           Born: Abt 1073 - <Courtenay, (Loiret)>, France
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           Died: 1095 - France
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         Spouse: Milo Sire de Courtenay (Abt 1075-After 1127) 1 23
           Marr: Abt 1095 - France





Godefroi de Louvain Duc de Basse-Lorraine and Ida of Chiny and Namur




Husband Godefroi de Louvain Duc de Basse-Lorraine 24 25

            AKA: Godfrey I of Brabant, Godfrey I Duke of Lower Lorraine, Count of Louvain, Godfrey I of Leuven, Godfrey I "the Bearded" of Leuven, Godfrey I "the Courageous" of Leuven, Godfrey I "the Great" of Leuven, Godfrey V or VI Duke of Lower Lorraine
           Born: Abt 1060 - <Lorraine, France>
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           Died: 25 Jan 1139 - Affligem Abbey, Affligem, (Flemish Brabant), Flanders (Belgium)
         Buried:  - Church of Affligem Abbey, Affligem, (Flemish Brabant, Flanders (Belgium)


         Father: Henry II Count of Leuven and Brussels (Abt 1021-1079) 1 26 27
         Mother: Adelheid Countess of Betuwe (Abt 1023-After 1086) 1 28


       Marriage: Between 1100 and 1105

   Other Spouse: Clementia of Burgundy (Abt 1078-Abt 1122) 1 29 - Abt 1099 - Belgium

   Other Spouse: < > [Unknown mistress] (      -      ) 25

Events

• Count of Louvain:

• Duke of Lower Lorraine:




Wife Ida of Chiny and Namur 25 30

           Born: Abt 1083
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           Died: Between 1117 and 1122
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         Father: Otto II Count of Chiny (      -1125)
         Mother: Adelaide of Namur (1068-1124) 31




Children
1 F Adeliza of Louvain 32

            AKA: Adela of Louvain
           Born: Abt 1103
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         Buried: 23 Apr 1151 - Abbey of Affligem, Affligem, (Flemish Brabant), Flanders (Belgium)
         Spouse: Henry I "Beauclerc" King of England (Between 1068/1069-1135) 33 34
           Marr: 1120
         Spouse: William d'Aubigny 1st Earl of Arundel (Abt 1109-1176) 35 36
           Marr: 1138



2 M Godfrey II Count of Leuven, Landgrave of Brabant 37 38

            AKA: Godfrey VII
           Born: Abt 1110
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           Died: 13 Jun 1142
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         Spouse: Luitgarde of Sulzbach (      -      )
           Marr: 1139



3 F Clarissa 25

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           Died: 1140
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4 M Henry

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           Died: 1141 - Abbey of Affligem, Affligem, (Flemish Brabant), Flanders (Belgium)
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5 F Ida

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Research Notes: Husband - Godefroi de Louvain Duc de Basse-Lorraine

Duke of Lower Lorraine, Margrave of Antwerp, Count of Louvain

From Wikipedia - Godfrey I of Leuven :

Godfrey I (c. 1060-25 January 1139 ), called the Bearded, the Courageous, or the Great, was the landgrave of Brabant , and count of Brussels and Leuven (or Louvain) from 1095 to his death and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey V or VI) from 1106 to 1129. He was also margrave of Antwerp from 1106 to his death.

Godfrey was the son of Henry II of Leuven and a countess called Adela (origin unknown). He succeeded his brother Henry III in 1095. He first came into conflict with Otbert, Bishop of Liège , over the county of Brunengeruz that both claimed. In 1099, Emperor Henry IV allotted the county to the bishop, who entrusted it to Albert III, Count of Namur . Godfrey arbitrated a dispute between Henry III of Luxembourg and Arnold I, Count of Loon , over the appointment of the abbot of Sint-Truiden .

Godfrey was in favour with the emperor and defended his interests in Lorraine. In 1102, he stopped Robert II of Flanders , who was invading the Cambraisis . After the death of the emperor in 1106, his son and successor, Henry V , who had been in rebellion, decided to avenge himself on his father's partisans. Duke Henry of Lower Lorraine was imprisoned and his duchy confiscated and given to Godfrey. After Henry escaped from prison, he tried to retake his duchy and captured Aachen , but ultimately failed.
In 1114, during a rift between the emperor and Pope Paschal II , Godfrey led a revolt in Germany. In 1118, the emperor and the duke were reconciled. In 1119, Baldwin VII of Flanders died heirless and Flanders was contested between several claimants, of which William of Ypres had married a niece of Godfrey's second wife. Godfrey supported William, but could not enforce his claim against that of Charles the Good . Also dead in that year was Otbert. Two separate men were elected to replace him and Godfrey again sided with the loser.

By marrying his daughter Adeliza to Henry I of England , who was also the father-in-law of the emperor, he greatly increased his prestige. However, Henry V died in 1125 and Godfrey supported Conrad of Hohenstaufen , the duke of Franconia , against Lothair of Supplinburg . Lothair was elected. Lothair withdrew the duchy of Lower Lorraine and granted it to Waleran , the son of Henry, whom Henry V had deprived in 1106. Nonetheless, Godfrey maintained the margraviate of Antwerp and retained the ducal title (which would in 1183 become Duke of Brabant ).

After the assassination of Charles the Good in 1127, the Flemish succession was again in dispute. William Clito prevailed, but was soon fraught with revolts. Godfrey intervened on behalf of Thierry of Alsace , who prevailed against Clito. Godfrey continued to war against Liège and Namur .
Godfrey spent his last years in the abbey of Affligem . He died of old age on 25 January 1139 and was buried in the left aisle of the abbey church. He is sometimes said to have passed in 1140, but this is an error.

Family and children
He married Ida, daughter of Otto II of Chiny and Adelaide of Namur . They had several children:
Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103-d. abbey of Affligem, April 23 , 1151 ) married Henry I, King of England and later William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel (1109-before 1151).
Godfrey II of Leuven (b. 1107-d. June 13 , 1142 ), Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Landgrave of Brabant, Count of Brussels and Leuven. He married Lutgardis of Sulzbach , daughter of Berenger I of Sulzbach .
Clarissa (d. 1140).
Henry (d. in the abbey of Affligem , 1141), monk.
Ida (d. 1162) married to Arnold II, count of Cleves (d. 1147).

Later, he married to Clementia of Bourgogne but had no issue.

He also had a son from an unknown mistress:
Joscelin (d. 1180); he accompanied his half-sister Adeliza to England and married Agnes, heiress of the Percy family, and took this surname. Probably the same as Gosuinus, mentioned in 1143 together with his sister Adeliza. Joscelin is an ancestor of U.S presidents Franklin Pierce and George W Bush 24 25


Research Notes: Wife - Ida of Chiny and Namur

Source: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. by William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall (Baltimore, 2008), line 149-24 25 30


Notes: Marriage

Source: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. by William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall (Baltimore, 2008), line 149-24 (Ida) and 155-23 (Godfrey I) disagree re. marriage date (abt. 1105 and abt. 1100, respectively)


Research Notes: Child - Adeliza of Louvain

2nd wife of Henry I 32


Research Notes: Child - Godfrey II Count of Leuven, Landgrave of Brabant

Count of Leuven and Brussels, Landgrave of Brabant and Margrave of Antwerp. Also Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII).

From Wikipedia - Godfrey II of Leuven :

Godfrey II (c.1110 - 13 June 1142 ) was the count of Leuven , landgrave of Brabant by inheritance from 23 January 1139 . He was the son of Godfrey I and Ida of Chiny. He was also the duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VII), and as such also margrave of Antwerp , by appointment in 1139 after the death of Duke Waleran .

He was first associated with his father in 1136 , when he first carried the ducal title. This was confirmed by Conrad III of Germany , who had married the sister of Godfrey's wife. Waleran left a son, Henry II of Limburg , who asserted his father's ducal rights. Godfrey and Henry entered into a war in which the latter was decisively and quickly destroyed. Godfrey did not long enjoy his victory. He was killed by a disease of the liver two years thence.

He was buried in St. Peter's Church in Leuven .

He married Luitgarde, daughter of Berengar I of Sulzbach and sister of Gertrude, wife of Conrad III of Germany , and Bertha , wife of Manuel I Comnenus , the emperor of Byzantium . He was succeeded by his son Godfrey III in both the counties and the duchy.

Source (obsolete): Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Line 155-24. 37 38


Research Notes: Child - Henry

Monk

Source: Wikipedia - Godfrey I of Leuven


Research Notes: Child - Ida

Source: Wikipedia - Godfrey I of Leuven


Roger de Toeni de Conches and Ida of Hainault




Husband Roger de Toeni de Conches 1

            AKA: Roger de Conches
           Born: Abt 1104 - <Flamsted, Hertfordshire>, England
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 1162
         Buried: 


         Father: Ralph de Toeni de Conches (Abt 1079-Abt 1126) 1
         Mother: Alice Huntingdon (Abt 1085-After 1126) 1 39


       Marriage: 



Wife Ida of Hainault 1

            AKA: Gertrude of Hainault, Ida de Hainault
           Born: Abt 1109 - <Flamsted, Hertfordshire>, England
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


Children
1 M Ralph de Toeni de Conches 1

            AKA: Ralph de Conches
           Born: Abt 1130 - <Flamsted, Hertfordshire>, England
     Christened: 
           Died: 1162
         Buried: 





Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn




Husband Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn 40

           Born:  - <Llanuwchllyn, Evionydd, > Wales
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: Ieuan ap Gruffydd of Llanuwchllyn and Cevn Trevlaith (      -1370)
         Mother: Annesta verch Llewelyn ap Einion (      -      ) 41


       Marriage: 



Wife

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


Children
1 M David ab Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 




Research Notes: Husband - Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn

Elder son of Ieuan ab Gruffydd and his second wife, Annesta.

From Wikipedia - Llanuwchllyn :

Llanuwchllyn is a village in Gwynedd , north Wales , near the southern end of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). Its population in the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 834[1], of which approximately 81% were Welsh-speaking.[2]
Llanuwchllyn railway station is the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway , centred on the former Great Western Railway station on the standard-gauge line from Ruabon to Barmouth . The town was the birthplace of Welsh language author and educationalist Owen Morgan Edwards . Caer-gai, a Roman fort near Llanuwchllyn, was traditionally known as the home of Cei , the character in the Arthurian legend known in English as Sir Kay.[3] Poets of the 15th century recorded a story, ultimately deriving from the Prose Merlin included in the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle , that King Arthur and Cei were raised at Caer-gai as foster brothers.

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From History of the Princes, Lords Marcher,, vol. 6, pp. 121-122:

"Ieuan ab Gruffydd, of Llanuwchllyn and Cevn Trevlaith... married, secondly, Annesta, daughter of Llewelyn ab Einion ab Meilir Grûg, Lord of Trev Gynon..., by whom he had a younger son, Rhys of Cyn Llwyd, of whom hereafter, and an elder son--

"Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn, who married ......., daughter of Sir Gruffydd Vychan, Knight Banneret of Agincourt, and Lord of Burgedin, Garth and Garth Vawr, son of Gruffydd ab Ieuan ab Madog ab Gwenwys (sable, three horse's heads erased argent), by whom he had, besides other issue, a younger son, Howel, ancestor of Hugh Rowlands of Myllteyrn, whose eldest daughter and heiress married Simon Williams of Meillionydd, ancestor of the late Sir Robert Williams Vaughan of Nannau, Bart., and an elder son and heir--David of Llanuwchllyn..." 40


Research Notes: Child - David ab Ieuan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn

Source: The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, Vol. 6, by J. Y. W. Lloyd, London, 1887, p. 124


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