Almòdis de la Marcha, comtessa de la Marcha (c.1062 - 1116) MP

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Birthplace: Marche, Creuse, Limousin, France
Death: Died in Poitou, France
Managed by: Victar
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About Almòdis de la Marcha, comtessa de la Marcha

Almodis de la Marche

Parents: Audebert de la Marche & his wife Ponce

Spouse: Robert Montgomery, Comte de la Marche

Children:

(five)

LINKS

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MEDIEVAL LANDS

iv) ALMODIS de la Marche (-[1117/29]).

The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia" was killed "Confolento castro" in 1091 and was succeeded by "Aumodis soror sua", wife of "Rotgerio comite"[52]. Ctss de la Marche 1098. "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112[53]. "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia"[54].

m (before 1091) ROGER de Montgommery, son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery, Sire d'Alençon, Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury & his first wife Mabile d'Alençon (-1123). He was a considerable landowner in England especially in Lancashire but was banished in 1102 with his brother Robert and retired to Poitou[55]. Comte de la Marche in 1113, de iure uxoris.

Roger & his wife had [five] children:

1. AUDEBERT [III] (-before Feb 1168). "Aldebertus comes, filius…Aalmodis comitissæ, frater Bosonis" confirmed his mother´s donation referred to above by charter dated 7 Apr 1113, witnessed by "Almodis comitissa mater Aldeberti…"[82]. A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevrault refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone"[83]. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Rotgerio comite" & his wife had two sons[84]. "Odo comes" donated property to Tulle, with the consent of "fratre meo Aldeberto", by charter dated to [1106][85]. Comte de La Marche.

m ORENGARDE, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 1145.

Audebert [III] & his wife had three children:

a) AUDEBERT [IV] (-Constantinople 29 Aug 1178, or 1180, or 7 Oct 1187, bur "Barbeu"). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. However, it is hinted by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which records that "Gaufredus de Lesigniaco" claimed to be Audebert's heir[86]. Comte de la Marche 1145. The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that he sold his properties to Henry II King of England for "quinque mille marchis argenti" and left for Jerusalem, dated to [1178] from the context[87]. A charter dated Feb 1179 recounts disputes between the Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitallers, subscribed by "…Adelbertus, comes Marche…"[88]. The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1178 of "Audebertus comes de la Marcha"[89], although this is apparently incorrectly dated if the preceding charter is correct. The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "Constantinopoli in Decollatione S. Joannis-Baptistæ" of "Comes de Marchia ultimus Audebertus" and his burial "in Cœnobio…Barbeu" (in 1180 from the context)[90]. One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie"[91]. The obituaire de Saint-Marcial records the death "III Kal Sep" of "Audebertus comes de Marchie"[92].

m (repudiated) as her first husband, MIRABLE, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 1174/77. One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie", stating that "iste comes" repudiated his wife and, it was said, killed her and her companion secretly[93]. She married secondly Chalon de Pons. The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Chalo de Pons" and "uxorem [comitis de Marchia Aldeberti]"[94]. Audebert [IV] & his wife had two children:

i) MARQUIS (-[1174/78]). "Audebertus comes Marchie" donated property after the death of "filii sui Marquisii" by charter dated to [before 1177][95]. The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "comes de Marchia Aldebertus, unici filii morte", dated to [1178] from the context[96].

ii) MARQUISE . One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie", and names "Marquisiam sterilem" as his only surviving child[97].

m (before 1172) GUILLAUME "Calvus".

b) BOSON [V] (-1172 or after). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Comte de La Marche.

c) MARQUISE . The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guido Vicecomes" married "Marquisia sorore Audeberti Comitis de Marchia" but died childless[98]. m GUY Vicomte de Limoges, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-Antioch 1148).

2. BOSON [IV] (-1118). "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112[99]. A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevraud refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone"[100]. Comte de La Marche. "Boso consul de la Marcha" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1115][101].

3. EUDES [II] (-1135). "Odo comes" donated property to Tulle, with the consent of "fratre meo Aldeberto", by charter dated to [1106][102]. Comte de La Marche.

4. PONTIA de la Marche . The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Pontia filia Comitis de Marcha" as wife of Comte Vulgrin II and mother of his successor[103]. Her descendants ultimately inherited the county of La Marche after the death of her nephew Audebert [IV].

m as his first wife, VULGRIN II Comte d'Angoulême, son of GUILLAUME V "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Vitapoi de Bezaunes et de Beanuges [Albret] (-16 Sep 1140).

5. [AVISE de Lancastria (-after 1149). The Cartulary of Darley records the donation of “Avicia de Lancastria uxor W Peverel”, undated[104]. The Complete Peerage speculates that the second wife of William Peveril was the daughter of Roger de Montgommery Lord of Lancaster and his wife Almodis Ctss de la Marche[105]. However, this is not an ideal fit. Her supposed father was banished in 1102 and retired to La Marche so it is unclear why Avise would have been described as “de Lancastria” in a charter which must have been dated about 40 years later. In any case, the chronology also appears unfavourable. It is unlikely that Almodis de la Marche was born much later than 1070, given the known chronology of her family, which means that her children would probably have been born before 1110 at the latest. However, it is likely that William Peveril´s second marriage should be dated to the early 1140s at the earliest as his first wife is named in one of the charters of Stephen King of England (who succeeded in 1135), rather late if his second bride had been born in the early 1100s.

m ([1140/45]) as his second wife, WILLIAM Peveril of Nottingham, son of WILLIAM Peveril of Nottingham & his wife Adeline --- ([1100/05]-after 1155).]

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Almodis, comtesse de la Marche's Timeline

1062
1062
Marche, Creuse, Limousin, France
1082
1082
Age 20
Poitou, , , France
1095
1095
Age 33
Nottingham,Nottingham,England
1095
Age 33
1109
1109
Age 47
France
1116
1116
Age 54
Poitou, France
1117
1117
Age 54
France
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England
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