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Hugues “Le Maisné” DE FRANCE, Comte de Vermandois

Male 1057 - 1102  (45 years)


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  • Name Hugues “Le Maisné” DE FRANCE 
    Suffix Comte de Vermandois 
    Born 1057 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1102 
    Notes 
    • “HUGUES "le Maisné" de France, son of HENRI I King of France & his second wife Anna Iaroslavna of Kiev (1057-Tarsus 18 Oct 1102, bur Tarsus, Church of St Paul). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Philippum, Hugonem atque Rotbertum" as the three sons of King Henri and his wife Anna. William of Tyre records "dominus Hugo Magnus" as brother of Philippe I King of France. He succeeded as Comte de Vermandois et de Valois, by right of his wife. He left France in Aug 1096 as head of the contingent of his brother Philippe I King of France which left on the First Crusade. The Alexeiad names "a certain Hugh, brother of the king of France" when recording that he "sent an absurd message to the emperor proposing that he should be given a magnificent reception" after arriving in Constantinople. He was shipwrecked off Durazzo, but accompanied to Constantinople by the Byzantine admiral Manuel Butumites. Albert of Aix reports that he was held in irons in prison by the emperor afer arriving in Constantinople ahead of the main army, but released after the intervention of envoys sent by Godefroi de Bouillon. He took part in the siege of Antioch in 1098. He was sent on a mission to Emperor Alexios II, but was surprised in a Turkish ambush near Nikaia but escaped with his life. He returned to France after the capture of Antioch in 1098 to raise another army which he led as part of the second wave of the First Crusade, leaving France in Mar 1101. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1102 of "Hugo Magnus apud Tarsum". He died from wounds received fighting the Turks near Tarsus in Asia Minor.
      m (after 1067) as her first husband, ADELAIS Ctss de Vermandois, de Valois et de Crépy, daughter and heiress of HERIBERT [IV] Comte de Vermandois & his wife Adelais de Valois ([1065]-28 Sep [1120/24]). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis nammes "Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Hugonem Magnum". Her husband left her as regent in Vermandois when he left on crusade. She married secondly Renaud Comte de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis]. In 1117 Louis VI "le Gros" King of France restored to her the county of Amiens which had been usurped by Thomas de Marle.
      Comte Hugues & his wife had nine children:
      1. MATHILDE de Vermandois. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the proposed marriage of "Robertus comes Mellentinus" and the daughter of "Hugonis Crispeiensis comes" which was prohibited by "Yvo [episcopus]" on grounds of consanguinity, the mutual descent of the two parties from "Gauterus Albus de Albamarla" being set out in the chronicle although the name of the daughter is not given. It is not known which to daughter this refers, but it may be Mathilde. The Genealologiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to (but does not name) the second of the daughters of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Radulfo de Baugenci", parents of "Simonem eiusdem loci principem". She is named in thhe testament of "Simon Balgenciacensis dominus" dated to [1146/53] which names "Radulfi mei patris et Matildis mei matris". The fact that Mathilde was the eldest daughter is confirmed by the De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses which records "Agnes uxor domini Ingelranni de Cociaco" as daughter of "domina de Baugenciaco primogenita [comitis Hugonis li Maines]". m (1090) as his second wife, RAOUL Seigneur de Baugency, son of LANCELIN Seigneur de Baugency & his wife --- (-[1130]).
      2. AGNES de Vermandois (-after 1130). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to (but does not name) the first of the daughters of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Bonefacius marchio", parents of "Bonefaacium archidiaconum Noviomensem et filios et filias, quarum una nupsit Guilelmo de Monte-pessulano". As noted above, her sister Mathilde is referred to in another source as "primogenita". m BONIFACIO di Saluzzo Marchese del Vasto, son of ODDONE Marchese di Liguria Occidentale & his wife Berta di Susa (-after 5 Oct 1125).
      3. CONSTANCE de Vermandois (-after 1118). 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". m ([1102]) GODEFROI de la Ferté-Gaucher Vicomte de Meaux.
      4. ISABELLE [Elisabeth] de Vermandois ([before 1088]-31 Feb 1131, bur Lewes). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to (but does not name) the fourth of the daughters of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife oof "comiti de Meslent", and parents of "filios, quorum unus successit patri in comitatu, alter comitatum tenuit de Cirecestre". Her marriage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis, who names her father and specifies that the marriage formed part of the arrangements he made to settle his affairs before leaving on the First Crusade. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Elisabeth fille de Hugues-le-Grand comte de Vermandois" as wife of "Guillaume II de Warenne comte de Surrey", specifying that her previous husband had been "Robert comte de Meulan" by whom she had three sons and three daughters. m firstly ([1096], divorced 1115) ROBERT de Beaumont Comte de Meulan, Seigneur de Beaumont-le-Roger, son of ROGER de Vieilles Seigneur de Beaumont-le-Roger & his wife Adeline de Meulan ([1046]-5 or 6 Jun 1118, bur Préaux, monastery of Saint-Pierre). m secondly (1118) WILLIAM de Warenne Earl of Surrey, son of WILLIAM de Warenne Earl of Surrey & his first wife Gundred --- (-[11 May] 1138, bur Lewes Priory).
      5. RAOUL [I] "le Vaillant" de Vermandois ([1094]-13 Oct 1152, bur St Arnould in Crépy). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names (in order) "Radulfum comitem Veromandie et Henricum de Chauni et Simonem episcopum Noviomensem" as the sons of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium". He succeeded his father in 1102 as Comte de Vermandois.
      6. SIMON de Vermandois (-Seleukia 10 Feb 1148, bur Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Ourscamp). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names (in order) "Radulfum comitem Veromandie et Henricum de Chauni et Simonem episcopum Noviommensem" as the sons of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium". The Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis names "Symonem adolescentem, filium Hugonis comitis cognomento Magni", when recording his election as Bishop of Noyon. He was elected Bishop of Noyon in Jul 1123. He was excommunicated in 1142 by Pope Innocent II for having authorised the divorce of his brother Comte Raoul I from his first wife. He accompanied Louis VII King of France on the Second Crusade in 1147, and died on the return journey.
      7. HENRI de Vermandois (-1130). The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names (in order) "Radulfum comitem Veromandie et Henricum de Chauni et Simonem episcopum Noviomensem" as the sons of "Hugonem Magnum [et] Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium". Seigneur de Chaumont-en-Vexin.
      8. GUILLAUME de Vermandois (-after 1096). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      9. BEATRIX de Vermandois (-after 1144). The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses refers to (but does not name) the fourth daughter of "comite Hugone et Adela uxore" being the wife of "comes Garentie", although it is possible that thhis refers to "William de Warenne", second husband of the couple's daughter Elisabeth. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Hugues de Gournay married the sister of "Raoul de Péronne comte de Vermandois". The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. m HUGUES [II] de Gournay-en-Bray, son of GERARD de Gournay & his wife Edith de Warenne (-1180).”«s87» [1]
    Person ID I11465  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2020 

    Father Henry I, King of France,   b. Abt 1010,   d. 4 Aug 1060  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Anna Iaroslavna 
    Family ID F3988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelais, Countess of Vermandois,   b. Abt 1065,   d. Between 1120 and 1124  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mathilde, de Vermandois
     2. Agnes, de Vermandois
     3. Constance, de Vermandois
    +4. Isabelle or Elizabeth, de Vermandois,   b. Bef 1088,   d. Feb 1131  (Age > 43 years)
     5. Raoul I “le Vaillant”, Count of Vermandois
     6. Simon, de Vermandois
     7. Henri, de Vermandois
     8. Guillaume, de Vermandois
     9. Beatrix, de Vermandois
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F3987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.