Beatrix van Aalst (c.1120 - c.1160) MP

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Birthplace: Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Death: Died
Cause of death: Décédée après 1160
Managed by: Bo Garsteen
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About Beatrix van Aalst

Beatrix van Aalst, second wife of Henri de Bourbourg

Daughter of Boudewijn Heer van Aalst & his wife Lutgarde van Grimberghe. Married Henri de Bourbourg, son of Themard (Theinard) Châtelain de Bourbourg and his wife (unknown name). She was his second wife.

Children:

  1. Baudouin. Married Elisabeth de Béthune, daughter of Robert V "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide -. No children.
  2. Gauthier. Died young.
  3. Henri. Died young after being knighted.
  4. Gilbert. Gilbert lost his sight during a tournament
  5. Raoul. Was elected bishop but died
  6. Siger g Sainte-Marie). Diied soon after his brother Raoul.
  7. Gauthier. Married Mathilde de Béthune, daughter of Robert V"le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- May have had a second wife, ? de Houdain.
  8. Mabile de Bourbourg . Married Baudouin de Bailleul, son of ---.
  9. Mathilde de Bourbourg . Abbess of Bourbourg.
  10. Luitgarde de Bourbourg . Married Arnaud de Cuerthedra, son of ---.
  11. Adelaide de Bourbourg . Married Stefan van Sinninghem, son of ---.
  12. Beatrix de Bourbourg . Remained unmarried.

Source

  1. Medlands Northern France Nobility - Henri Bourbourg
  2. Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, page: X:Appendix J:119 - 120

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HENRI de Bourbourg, son of THEMARD Châtelain de Bourbourg & his wife --- (-after 1162, bur Saint-Bertin). "Teinardi castellani de Brodburc, Heinrici filii eius…" signed the charter dated 1119, before 17 Jun, under which Baudouin VII Count of Flanders confirmed the possessions of Saint-Bertin[728]. "…Henrici filii Teinardi, Gisleberti fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 1125 under which Charles Count of Flanders confirmed the jurisdiction of Saint-Bertin over "la terre de Bourgbourg" against the claims of the châtelain[729]. Châtelain de Bourbourg. "…Henricus de Brocborc…" signed the charter dated 14 Apr 1127 under which Guillaume Count of Flanders granted privileges to the town of Saint-Omer[730]. Galbert of Bruges names "castellano ex Brudburg Heinrico" in early 1128[731]. “Manasses Gisnensium comes, Emma comitissa, Henricus castellanus de Brochborc, Livildis mater sua, Mathildis, Adaliza, sorores suæ…” [from the context the last three named witnesses were related to the donor] witnessed the charter dated 1130 under which "Henricus de Campanies" donated property to Andres[732]. "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[733]. "…Henrici castellani de Brocborc…" signed the charter dated 1151 under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the town of Saint-Omer[734]. "…Henrici de Broburc constabuli, Rogeri de Wavrin, Rogeri castellani de Curtrai…Gualtero castellani de Duaco…" signed the charter dated 1154 under which Thierry Count of Flanders confirmed an agreement between the abbey of Saint-Amand and "Stephanus ministerialis ville Sancti-Amandi" concerning the injustices by "avus eius Almannus"[735]. "…Henricus castellanus de Brubborg…" signed the charter dated to [1157] under which Thierry Count of Flanders donated property to the town of Saint-Omer[736]. "…Heinricus castellanus de Broborc…" signed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus de Ipres…cum Leliosa consanguinea mea et cum filia sua Petronilla" donated revenue from landto the abbey of Bourbourg[737]. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Henricum" was buried at Saint-Bertin[738].

m firstly SIBYLLE [Rose] de Guines, daughter of MANASSES Comte de Guines & his wife Emma d´Arques. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Sibillam…Rosam nominatam" as the only daughter of "Manasses [comes Ghisnensi]" & his wife, naming her husband "castellano Broburgensi Henrico" and specifying that she was buried "in monasterio beate Marie de Capella"[739]. “Manasses…Gisnensium comes…cum uxore mea Emma et filia Rosa” confirmed possessions of Andres by undated charter[740].

m secondly BEATRIX van Aalst, daughter of BOUDEWIJN Heer van Aalst & his wife Lutgarde van Grimberghe. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Beatricem" as daughter of "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" and his wife, adding that she married "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio"[741]. A charter dated to [1150] records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg, signed by "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…Henrico de Insula…Lamberto de Insula…"[742].

Henri & his first wife had one child:

1. BEATRIX de Bourbourg (after 1120-1146). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Beatricem" as the only daughter of "castellano Broburgensi Henrico" & his wife Sibylle/Rose, and her marriage in England to "Alberto Apro"[743]. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records the separation of "Albertus Aper et Beatrix", her second marriage to "domino Balduino" and her death soon after[744]. m firstly (1139, divorced 1146) as his first wife, AUBREY [III] de Vere, son of AUBREY [II] de Vere & his wife Adelisa [Alice] de Clare ([1110]-26 Dec 1194, bur Colne Priory). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that he succeeded his wife's grandfather as Comte de Guines in 1139 but appointed "Arnoldum de Hammis Comestorum appellatum filium Roberti" as his bailly in Guines[745]. He confirmed grants in England as "Count Aubrey" from [1140/41][746]. Empress Matilda installed him as Master Chamberlain of England and created him Earl of Oxford in [1142]. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records the separation of "Albertus Aper et Beatrix"[747], after which he ceased to be Comte de Guines. m secondly (1146) BAUDOUIN Seigneur d'Ardres, son of ---.

Henri & his second wife had twelve children:

2. BAUDOUIN (-bur Bourbourg Sainte-Marie). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix[748]. "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[749]. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Baudouin, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, was buried "in ecclesia sancte Marie Broburgensis" but died childless[750]. m ELISABETH de Béthune, daughter of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide ---. The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Baudouin, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, married "Elizabeth filiam advocati Roberti de Bethunia" but died childless[751].

3. GAUTHIER . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that the first-named Gauthier died "adolescentulus"[752].

4. HENRI . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that the Henri died after being knighted[753]. "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[754].

5. GILBERT . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that the Gilbert lost his sight during a tournament[755]. "…Henrico castellano Broburgensi, Beatrice uxore eius, Balduino, Henrico, Gilleberto filiis eius…" signed the charter dated to [1150] which records that "Beatricis castellane Broburgensis" granted a serf to the monastery of Bourbourg[756]. 6. RAOUL (-bur Péronne). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Raoul was "Noviomensis ecclesie decanus", was elected bishop but died and was buried "Perone sancti Fursei"[757].

7. SIGER (-bur Bourbourg Sainte-Marie). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Siger died soon after his brother Raoul and was buried "beate Marie Broburgensis"[758].

8. GAUTHIER . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Balduinum…Walterum et Henricum, Gillebertum et Rodolphum, Sigerum et Walterum" as the seven sons of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix[759]. m MATHILDE de Béthune, daughter of ROBERT [V] "le Roux" Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adelaide --- (-[Nov 1220/12 May 1221]). The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that Gauthier, son of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix married "advocati Roberti de Bethunia filiam Mathildem sororem Elizabeth"[760]. Her parentage and marriage are also indicated by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre which records that "Robiers de Biethune" captured "Gisnes el castiel" and "la contesse…sa cousine germaine" (who was Mathilde´s daughter), dated to [1214] from the context[761]. "Dominus Robertus, Wilhelmus, Joannes de Bethunia, fratres Danielis tunc temporis domini Bethuniensis, Atrebatensis advocati, et Amalricus de Fontenella, milites, Beatridis comitissa de Gisnes, et Katarina sorores" witnessed the charter dated Nov 1220 under which "Mathildis de Housdaing…domina de Chockes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Choques[762]. It is possible that this charter indicates a second marriage of the donor to --- de Houdain.9. MABILE de Bourbourg . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mabilia…Mathildis…Luthgarda…Adelidis…Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Mabile married "Balduino de Bailliolo" and was made "Yprensis vicecomitissa"[771]. m BAUDOUIN de Bailleul, son of ---.

10. MATHILDE de Bourbourg . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mabilia…Mathildis…Luthgarda…Adelidis…Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Mathilde was "Broburgensis ecclesia abbatis"[772]. Abbess of Bourbourg.

11. LUITGARDE de Bourbourg . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mabilia…Mathildis…Luthgarda…Adelidis…Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Luitgarde married "Arnoldo de Cuerthedra"[773]. m ARNAUD de Cuerthedra, son of ---.

12. ADELAIDE de Bourbourg . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mabilia…Mathildis…Luthgarda…Adelidis…Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Adelaide married "Stephano de Sinninghem"[774]. m STEFAN van Sinninghem, son of ---.

13. BEATRIX de Bourbourg . The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium names "Mabilia…Mathildis…Luthgarda…Adelidis…Beatrix" as the five daughters of "Broburgensi castellano Henrico, Deinardi filio" and his wife Beatrix, adding that Beatrix remained unmarried[775].

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1120
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Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
1134
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Age 14
1160
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Age 40
Bourbourg, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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