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Agnès d'Abbeville, comtesse de Ponthieu

Also Known As: "Agnès of the Earl or Abbeville", "Agnes de Ponthieu"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ponthieu, Ain, France
Death: Died in Le Cailar, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Guy I, comte de Ponthieu and Adila (Ada/Ade) de Ponthieu (d'Amiens)
Wife of Robert de Montgomery, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury
Mother of Guillaume III "Talvas" de Bellême, comte de Ponthieu et d'Alencon and Marie de Montgoméri
Sister of Enguerrand de Ponthieu, II, Seigneur d'Abbeville et de Tincques; Ida de Ponthieu and Mathilde de Ponthieu
Half sister of Anne de Ponthieu

Occupation: Comtesse, de Ponthieu, Countess of Ponthieu
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Agnès d'Abbeville, comtesse de Ponthieu

Agnes of Ponthieu

Agnes de Ponthieu m: Robert de Bellême

Issue:

1. GUILLAUME [I] "Talvas"

2. ANDRE

3. MABILE

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Agnes of Ponthieu became her father Count Guy's heiress, and was married to Robert of Bellême. Their son William III of Ponthieu succeeded to the county of Ponthieu after the death of Agnes (between 1105 and 1111), and the imprisonment of Robert in 1112.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_of_Ponthieu for more information.


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From FMG Medlands:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORTHERN%20FRANCE.htm#AgnesPonthieudied1100

AGNES de Ponthieu (-after 6 Oct 1100).  "Wido…Pontivi regionis comes" issued a charter dated 1101 relating to the church of Montreuil witnessed by "Agnetis mee filie…"[1223].  This marriage was arranged by William II King of England, according to Orderic Vitalis, who also specifies her father's name[1224].  A charter dated 1100 records the foundation of the priory of St-Pierre d´Abbeville by "Guy comte de Ponthieu et Adèle sa femme", sealed by "Guy comte, de Agnèz sa fille, de Mahaut sa fille…"[1225].  She was treated cruelly by her husband and imprisoned in the castle of Bellême, from where she escaped, took refuge with Adela Ctss de Blois, and retired to Ponthieu.  m (before 9 Sep 1087) ROBERT de Montgommery, son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery Sire d'Alençon, Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury & his wife Mabile d'Alençon ([1052/56]-[Wareham Castle] 8 May [1131 or later], bur [Wareham Castle]).  Comte de Bellême 1101.  Sire d'Alençon.  

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ROBERT de Montgommery "de Bellême", son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury & his first wife Mabile d'Alençon ([1052/56]-[Wareham Castle] 8 May [after 1129], bur [Wareham Castle]). Guillaume of Jumièges names “quinque filios et quatuor filias...Robertus et Hugo, Rogerius Pictavinus, Philippus et Arnulfus, Emma, Mathildis, Mabilia et Sibylla” as the children of “Willelmus Talavatius...filiam suam...Mabiliam” and “Rogerium de Monte-Gummeri”[1227]. He witnessed a charter for Saint Martin de Sées with his brother Roger, and a charter for Saint Aubin of Angers in [1060/62] without Roger[1228], suggesting that the latter had died by then. He succeeded his mother in 1079 as Sire de Bellême et d'Alençon. He rebelled against William II King of England in 1088, crossed to England but was besieged at Rochester Castle and in Jun 1088 forced to surrender[1229]. "Rotbertus de Belismo filius Rotgerii comitis et Mabilie" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême, built by "Willelmus attavus Rotberti", to Marmoutier, with the consent of "fratres ipsius Rotberti, Hugo, Rotgerius, Arnulfus", by charter dated 1092[1230]. He succeeded his father in 1094 in all his possessions in Normandy. He succeeded his younger brother in 1098 as Earl of Shrewsbury after a payment of £3000[1231]. He succeeded his father-in-law in Oct 1100 as Comte de Ponthieu. He rebelled against Henry I King of England in 1102, was deprived of all his honours and estates in England, and retired to Normandy. The Annals of Margan record that “Robertus comes de Belesmo” was expelled from England in 1102 “cum fratre suo Arnulfo”[1232]. He was arrested in 1112, imprisoned at Cherbourg and all his lands and honours were forfeited. He was imprisoned at Wareham Castle, Dorset from Jul 1113[1233]. The Annals of Margan record the death “Kal Mai” in 1118 of “Robertus comes de Belesme”[1234]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records payments made "in libatione Robti de Belismo" in Dorsetshire, Wiltshire[1235]. This suggests a pension or maintenance in some form, although it is not certain that it relates to Robert de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury.

m (before 9 Sep 1087) AGNES de Ponthieu, daughter of GUY [I] Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Ada --- (-after 6 Oct 1100). She was treated cruelly by her husband and imprisoned in the castle of Bellême, from where she escaped, took refuge with Adela Ctss de Blois, and retired to Ponthieu[1236]. "Gulielmus comes Pontivorum" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte for the souls of "… his father Robert de Belesmo and his mother Agnes…" by charter dated 1127[1237].

Comte Robert & his wife had three children:

1. GUILLAUME [I] "Talvas" (-30 Jun 1171). His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis[1238]. Comte de Ponthieu.

2. ANDRE . "Gulielmus comes Pontivorum" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1127, subscribed by "…Andrea fratre comitis"[1239].

3. MABILE . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

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Agnès d'Abbeville, comtesse de Ponthieu's Timeline

1060
1060
Ponthieu, Ain, France
1087
September 9, 1087
Age 27
1090
1090
Age 30
Alencon, Orne, France
1092
1092
Age 32
Elington,,,England
1102
1102
Age 42
Le Cailar, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
1110
1110
Age 42
France
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Countess of Ponthieu
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