Counts of Louvain and Hainault
Giselbert, Count of Darnau, b abt 824, d aft 863. He md Ermengarde of Lorraine abt 845, daughter of Lothair I, King of Italy, and Ermengarde of Tours.
Child of Giselbert and Ermengarde of Lorraine was:
Regnier I of Hainault, Count of Hainault, b abt 850, of Hainault, Belgium, d 915-916. He md Hersent abt 876, daughter of Charles II, King of the Franks, "the Bald" and Ermentrude of Orleans.
Regnier II of Hainault, Count of Hainault, b abt 890, Hainault, Belgium, d 932. He md Adelaide of Burgundy abt 912, daughter of Richard of Burgundy, Duke of Burgundy, Count of Autun, "the Justiciar", and Adelaide of Auxerre.
Child of Regnier II of Hainault and Adelaide of Burgundy was:
Regnier III of Hainault, Count of Hainault, b abt 915, Hainault, Belgium, d 973. He md Adele of Louvain abt 940, daughter Lambert of Louvain, Count of Louvain. She was b abt 925, d 961.
Regnier IV of Hainault, Count of Hainault, b abt 946, Hainault, Belgium, d 1013. He md Hadwige abt 985, daughter of Hugh Capet, King of France, and Adelaide of Poitou.
Child of Regnier IV and Hadwige was:
Lambert I of Louvain, Count of Louvaine, "the Bearded", b abt 950, d 12 Sep 1015. He md Gerberga of Lorraine abt 994, daughter of Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Lower Lorraine, and Bonne of Ardennes.
Children of Lambert I and Gerberga of Lorraine were:
Child of Lambert II and Oda was:
Henry II of Brabant, Count of Lorraine and Louvaine, b abt 1031, of Brabant, Belgium, d 1078-1079. He md Adelaide of Orlamunda abt 1045. She was b abt 1035, d aft 1086.
He also had an Unknown Mistress.
Children of Godfrey I of Brabant and Ida de Chiny-Namur were:
Godfrey II of Louvain, Count of Louvaine, b abt 1104, d 1143. He md Luitgarde of Sulzbach abt 1135, daughter of Berenger I, Count of Sulzbach. She was b abt 1115, d aft 1162.
Godfrey III of Louvain, Duke of Brabant, Count of Louvaine, b abt 1142, d 1186. He md:
Children of Henry I of Brabant and Maud of Flanders were:
Children of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Swabia were:
Child of Godfrey III of Louvain and Imaine was:
Sir Godfrey de Lovaine [a] b abt 1168, of Eye, Suffolk, England, d abt 26 Apr 1226. He md Alice de Hastings abt 1199, daughter of Robert de Hastings and Maud de Flamville.
Sir Matthew de Lovaine [b], Knight, b abt 1200, Little Easton, Essex, England, d Jun 1258. He md Muriel abt 1218, prob Little Easton, Essex, England. She was b abt 1205, d aft 1275.
Sir Jocelin of Louvain [d], Knight, b abt 1112, of Petworth, Sussex, England, d 1179/80. He md Agnes de Percy aft 1154, daughter of Sir William de Percy, Lord of Topcliffe, and Adelize/Alice de Tonbridge.
Giselbert, Duke of Lorraine, b abt 896, d 2 Oct 939. He md Gerberga of Saxony 929, daughter of Henry I of Saxony, King of the Saxons, Duke of Saxony, "the Fowler", and Mechtilde of Ringelheim.
Children of Giselbert and Gerberga of Saxony were:
a. He lived most of his life in England and was, several times, custodian of the honour and castle of Eye in Suffolk, which had been acquired by his brother, Duke Henry through said Henry's marriage with Maud, granddaughter of King Stephen. In 1212 he was sent by the King on a political mission to Duke Henry, and while he was in arms against King John late in his reign, he returned to his allegiance in 1217, whereby his lands were restored to him.
b. His uncle, Henry, Duke of Lothier and Marquis of the Roman Empire, confirmed to him the custody of the honour of Eye, as his father had held. He was summoned to join the King at Saintonges June 1242. He died before Jun 1258 on which date his widow was plaintiff in a plea concerning land in Essex. She was still living in 1275.
c. He was aged 24 and more when the King took his homage 26 Nov 1261. He held Easton, near Dunmow, the seat of his barony, as well as Bildeston in Suffolk. He was summoned to the assembly at Shrewsbury in 1283, to a military council at Gloucester in 1287, among others, and was also summoned for military service from 1258 to Mar 13001/01 against the Scots, Welsh, and French. His first wife, Helisant, was a kinswoman of Henry III, who gave 300 marks as her marriage portion. He died early in 1302.
d. He married Agnes, one of the two coheirs and daughters of William de Percy. His sister Queen Adelize (second wife of Henry I), while married to her second husband, William d'Aubigny, Earl of Arundel, gave him the honor of Petworth in Sussex. In Dec 1170, he was one of two knights sent to forbid Archbishop Becket's approach to the young King's court, and he witnessed charters of Henry II at Argentan, Winchester, and Tours. From lands of the honor of Petworth, he was benefactor of Reading and Durford Abbeys, and of Lewes Priory, and from the lands of the Percy fee, a benefactor of Sixle Priory. He was presumably deceased in 1180, when the honor of Petworth passed into the King's hand. His widow survived him. Both of their sons, Henry and Richard, took their mother's name of Percy.
CP: Vol VIII[178-180], Vol X[445-448]; AR: Line 45[28-29], Line 58, Line 72, Line 100, Line 106[21-22], Line 140[16-19], Line 148[20-21], Line 148A, Line 149[23-24], Line 151[18-19], Line 155[17-29], Line 155A[25-28], Line 160[22-23], Line 161[23-25].
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