Judhaël (Juhel) de Mayenne, I (c.1086 - c.1156) MP

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Birthplace: Mayenne, Maine/Pays de la Loire, France
Death: Died in Mayenne, Maine, Pays de la Loire, France
Occupation: Sieur de Mayenne, Croisé, du Lude, de Beaufort, de Pithiviers, Sieur, de Mayenne
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About Judhaël (Juhel) de Mayenne, I

JUHEL [I] de Mayenne

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son of GAUTHIER Seigneur de Mayenne & his wife Aline --- (-23 Dec 1161, bur Evroux). "Walterii de Meduana…[et] uxor eius Adelina et filius eorum Hamelinus…alter filius Juhellus" consented to a donation by "Ruellonius de Gorron, filius Gaufredi" of the church of Brecé to Marmoutier, by charter dated to [1099/1124][682]. "Radulfus Filgeriensis" with "his wife Avitia" donated property to the abbey of Holy Trinity, Savigny by charter dated 7 Mar 1113, subscribed by "…Hamelinus Meduanensis, Johellus frater eius"[683]. "Rotbertus miles de Sancto Dionisio" confirmed the donation of property to Mont-Saint-Michel by "pater meus Rotbertus Sancti Dionisii", agreeing to obtain the consent of "Hamelino de Meduana domino meo" by charter dated 1116, signed by "Juhellis fratris Hamelini Meduani"[684]. He succeeded his brother in [1119] as Seigneur de Mayenne. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Joheli de Meduana" in Middlesex[685]. Seigneur de Gorron d'Ambrières et de Châteauneuf 1135[686]. "Juhellus Goualterii filius, dominus castelli Meduanæ…matre mea Adelina et sorore Felicia" organised the transfer of the monks of Saint-Martin to Mayenne castle, for the souls of "Gaufredi…avi mei et Gualterii patris mei…Hamelini fratris mei", by charter dated 1144, witnessed by "…Hugo de Lavalle…"[687]. The 1157 Pipe Roll records "Joheli de Maiena" in Somerset, and "Joheli de Maiena" (twice) under "Nova Placita & Nove Conventiones" in Devonshire[688].

m (before [1126]) CLEMENCE de Ponthieu, daughter of GUILLAUME I "Talvas" Comte de Ponthieu et d'Alençon, Sire de Montgommery et de Bellême & his [first wife ---] (-30 Nov before 1189). Guillaume de Jumièges records that an unnamed daughter of Guillaume Talvas married "Joel fils de Gauthier de Mayenne"[689]. "Juhello principe Meduane et uxore eius Clementia et filio eorum Gaufrido primogenito" subscribed a charter dated 12 and 26 Jul 1128, under which property was restored to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel[690].

Juhel & his wife had seven children

1. GEOFFROY [III] de Mayenne (-18 Feb or 25 Jul 1169). "Juhello principe Meduane et uxore eius Clementia et filio eorum Gaufrido primogenito" subscribed a charter dated 12 and 26 Jul 1128, under which property was restored to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel[691]. He succeeded his father in 1161 as Seigneur de Mayenne. He went on crusade in 1163[692]. m firstly CONSTANCE de Bretagne, daughter of CONAN III Duke of Brittany & his wife Matilda [of England] (-1148). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m secondly ([1161]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Meulan, daughter of GALERAN de Beaumont-le-Roger Comte de Meulan & his wife Agnes de Montfort Dame de Gournay-sur-Marne (-10 May 1220, bur Savigny). The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Her two marriages are confirmed by the undated charter by which her son "Mauritius dominus Credoni" confirmed the donation by "Constantia soror mea" of revenue set by "dominus Juhellus frater meus" at "apud Harperiam" to the abbey of Clarei, by undated charter, witnessed by "…domina Isabel matre mea, domina Gervasia…"[693]. She married secondly ([1170]) Maurice [II] Sire de Craon. Henry II King of England confirmed a donation to Savigny by "Ysabell filie Gualerandi comitis de Mellento", with the consent of "filiis suis Juhello…filio Gaufridi de Meduana, et Mauricio et Petro, filiis Mauricii de Creon", by charter dated to [Apr 1180/Jan 1183][694]. "…Isabel uxore mea et filiis meis Mauritio et Petro et Philippo de Sauconeio, Paganus de Sancto Amatore, Guillelmi de Vitreio et Mauritius frater eius" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which "Mauritius de Credone Hugonis filius" confirmed donations to "ecclesiæ de Rota"[695]. "Mauritius de Credone filius Hugonis" appointed "meæ uxoris Isabel" as guardian of his lands and his children in his undated testament when leaving for Jerusalem[696]. The Chronicon Savigniacensis Monasterii records the death in 1220 of "Juhellus de Meduana…domina Isabel mater eius"[697]. The Gesta Guillelmi Majoris Andegavensis Episcopi names “dominis de Credonio…et Isabella Domina de Credonio” among those present at the burial of Bishop Guillaume, undated but stated to be during the reign of Philippe II King of France[698]. The Chronicon Savigniacensis Monasterii records the death in 1220 of "Juhellus de Meduana…domina Isabel mater eius"[699]. Geoffroy and his [first][700] wife had one child:

a) MATHILDE de Mayenne . Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1204] under which her son "Theobaldus de Mathefelon" ratified donations to Fontaine-Daniel by "dominus Juhellus de Meduana…avunculus meus"[701]. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified. "Andreas de Vitreio" donated property to Savigny, for the souls of "patris mei Roberti et matris mee Emme et uxoris mee Mathildis", with the consent of "Mathildis uxor mea et fratres mei Alanus et Robertus", by charter dated to [1173/84][702]. [703]m firstly as his first wife, ANDRE [I] Seigneur de Vitré, son of ROBERT Seigneur de Vitré & his wife Emma de Dinan. m secondly THIBAUT de Mathefelon, son of HUGUES de Mathefelon & his wife Elisabeth de Mathefelon (-after 1197).

Geoffroy and his [second] wife had two children:

b) JUHEL [II] de Mayenne (-killed in battle 12 or 26 Apr, 2 or 4 May 1220, bur Fontaine-Daniel). “Juhellus dominus Meduanæ, frater Gaufredi, cuius pater…Juhellus senior” restored property to the monks of Saint-Etienne by undated charter which names “Juhello avo meo”[704]. It is suggested that “frater Gaufredi” in this charter is an error, and that Geoffroy was the father not brother of Juhel, otherwise “Juhello avo meo” cannot be identified. He succeeded his father in 1169 as Seigneur de Mayenne, as a minor until 1183. He went on Crusade in 1190. "Juhellus de Meduana" restored property to the monks of Mont, as he was leaving on crusade, by charter dated to [1190][705]. "Juhellus de Meduana" confirmed the donation to Fontaine-Daniel by "Guillelmus de Meduana avunculus meus" for the souls of "Juhelli patris sui et matris suæ Clementiæ et Gaufridi fratris sui, patris mei" by charter dated to [1195][706]. "Juhellus dominus Meduanæ et Dinani…Gervasia uxor mea filia Alani de Dinan…Isabella mater mea" founded the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated 19 May 1205[707]. "Juhel seigneur de Mayenne" donated property to the priory of Fontaine-Daniel, for the soul of "Gervaise sa femme", by charter dated 12 Feb 1207, witnessed by "…Isabelle de Mayenne…"[708]. "Juhellus de Meduana…cum assensu…Gervasie uxoris mee" confirmed the donation of property to Craon Bonshommes made by "Stephanum de Chastelou et eius uxorem" by charter dated 1210[709]. The Chronicon Savigniacensis Monasterii records the death "VI Kal Mai" in 1220 of "Juhellus de Meduana"[710]. The obituary of Craon Bonshommes records the death 12 Apr of "dominus Juhellus de Meduana dominus Meduane et Dinani fundator prioratus de Monteguidonis", adding that he donated property with the consent of "Gervasie uxoris sue filie et heredis Theobaldi de Dinan"[711]. m (before 1189) as her first husband, GERVAISE de Vitré Vicomtesse de Dinan, daughter of ALAIN Sire de Vitré & his first wife Clémence de Fougères (-[1235/41]). "Juhellus dominus Meduanæ et Dinani…Gervasia uxor mea filia Alani de Dinan…Isabella mater mea" founded the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated 19 May 1205[712]. "Juhel seigneur de Mayenne" donated property to the priory of Fontaine-Daniel, for the soul of "Gervaise sa femme", by charter dated 12 Feb 1207, witnessed by "…Isabelle de Mayenne…"[713]. "Juhellus de Meduana…cum assensu…Gervasie uxoris mee" confirmed the donation of property to Craon Bonshommes made by "Stephanum de Chastelou et eius uxorem" by charter dated 1210[714]. The obituary of Craon Bonshommes records the death 12 Apr of "dominus Juhellus de Meduana dominus Meduane et Dinani fundator prioratus de Monteguidonis", adding that he donated property with the consent of "Gervasie uxoris sue filie et heredis Theobaldi de Dinan"[715]. She married secondly Geoffroy [I] Vicomte de Rohan. "Henricus de Avalgor, filius Alani comitis…et Margarita uxor mea" renewed a donation of property to the abbey of Bon-Repos by "Gervasia domina Dinani", for the soul of "bone memorie Gaufridi vicecomitis de Rohan quondam mariti sui", by charter dated 1229[716]. She married thirdly (before Jan 1224) Richard Marshal, who succeeded his brother in 1231 as Earl of Pembroke, hereditary Master Marshal. "Gervasia domina Dinanni" donated property to the priory of Saint-Magloire de Léhon, for the souls of "heredum meorum Johanne, Isabelis et Margarite" and for the souls of "Juhelli, Gaufridi et Ricardi maritorum meorum", by charter dated 1233[717]. "Gervasia domina Dynanni" donated property after the death of "bone memorie Richardi Marischallis, quondam mariti mei" by charter dated 1236[718]. "Gervasia domina de Dynan" confirmed donations of "bone memorie Juhelli de Meduana quondam mariti nostri" by charter dated 1235[719]. Juhel & his wife had three children:

i) JEANNE de Mayenne (-11 Apr ----). "Gervasia domina Dinanni" donated property to the priory of Saint-Magloire de Léhon, for the souls of "heredum meorum Johanne, Isabelis et Margarite" and for the souls of "Juhelli, Gaufridi et Ricardi maritorum meorum", by charter dated 1233[720]. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. Dame de la Chartre 1233. Dame de Lassay et de Château-du-Loir 1246. The necrology of Le Mans Cathedral records the death "III Id Apr" of "Johanna de Meduana, quondam comitissa Vidoeinensis"[721]. m PIERRE Comte de Vendôme, son of JEAN de Montoire Comte de Vendôme & his wife Aiglantine --- (-in Egypt 25 Mar 1249).

ii) ISABELLE de Mayenne (-11 Nov 1257). "Juhel seigneur de Mayenne" donated property to the priory of Fontaine-Daniel, for the soul of "Gervaise sa femme", by charter dated 12 Feb 1207, witnessed by "…Isabelle de Mayenne…"[722]. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. She succeeded her father in 1220 as Dame de Mayenne. "Gervasia domina Dinanni" donated property to the priory of Saint-Magloire de Léhon, for the souls of "heredum meorum Johanne, Isabelis et Margarite" and for the souls of "Juhelli, Gaufridi et Ricardi maritorum meorum", by charter dated 1233[723]. "Drocho de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ et Ysabellis uxor eius hæres et domina Meduanæ" donated property to the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated Jun 1243[724]. "Isabella uxor Droconis de Melloto, militis, domini de Meduana" ratified a donation to the abbey of Mont by charter dated 1237[725]. The necrology of Le Mans Cathedral records the death "V Id Apr" of "Ysabellis domina Meduane"[726]. m firstly (before 1218) DREUX de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Maurice-Thizouailles, de Loches et de Châtillon-sur-Indre (-Cyprus 8 Jan 1249). "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1223[727]. m secondly (before 1251) as his second wife, LOUIS [I] Comte de Sancerre, son of GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Sancerre [Champagne-Blois] & his second wife Marie de Charenton (-1268).

iii) MARGUERITE de Mayenne (-15 Jan before 1264). "Gervasia domina Dinanni" donated property to the priory of Saint-Magloire de Léhon, for the souls of "heredum meorum Johanne, Isabelis et Margarite" and for the souls of "Juhelli, Gaufridi et Ricardi maritorum meorum", by charter dated 1233[728]. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1241 under which "Droco de Melloto, Locharam et Meduane dominus" [married to her older sister] wrote to "fratri suo domino Henrico de Avalgor", naming "bone memorie domine Gervasie"[729]. "Henricus de Avalgor, filius Alani comitis…et Margarita uxor mea" renewed a donation of property to the abbey of Bon-Repos by "Gervasia domina Dinani", for the soul of "bone memorie Gaufridi vicecomitis de Rohan quondam mariti sui", by charter dated 1229[730]. “Henricus de Avaugor” records that “castrum meum de Ponte Ursionis” belonged to “me et Margaritam uxorem meam” in a charter dated 2 Sep 1233[731]. "Margarita uxor…Henrici de Avaugor" donated property owned by "domina Gervasia mater mea" to the abbey of Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, with the consent of "Alani et Juhelli filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1237[732]. The necrology of Notre-Dame-de-Beauport records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "domine Margarite uxoris domini Henrici d´Avalgor"[733]. m (before 1220) HENRI [II] d'Avaugour ex-Comte de Penthièvre Seigneur de Goëllo, son of ALAIN de Bretagne Comte de Penthièvre & his second wife Adélaïde --- ([1205]-6 Oct 1281, bur Dinan).

c) CLEMENCE de Mayenne (-before 1209). Her parentage is confirmed by the undated charter by which her uterine half-brother "Mauritius dominus Credoni" confirmed the donation by "Constantia soror mea" of revenue set by "dominus Juhellus frater meus" at "apud Harperiam" to the abbey of Clarei, by undated charter, witnessed by "…domina Isabel matre mea, domina Gervasia…"[734]. Her parentage is confirmed by the the charter dated 1205 under which her daughter "Margarita domina Sabolii" confirmed donations to Fontaine-Daniel by "avunculi mei domini Juhelli de Meduana"[735]. Dame d'Angon. m ROBERT [IV] Sire de Sablé, son of ROBERT [III] Sire de Sablé [Nevers] & his wife Hersende --- (-in Palestine [1195]).

2. GAUTHIER de Mayenne (-before 1191). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, records the names of those providing knights for military service with "Walteri de Meduana" in Kent[736]. "Walter de Maine" confirmed the donation of land in Perriton to Bruton by undated charter witnessed by "Cecilia comitissa uxore mea…"[737]. m (before 1166) as her third husband, CECILY, heiress of Swanscombe, Kent, widow firstly of ROGER FitzMiles of Gloucester Earl of Hereford and secondly of GUILLAUME de Poitou, daughter of PAYN FitzJohn of Ewyas, co. Hereford, Sheriff of Hereford and Shropshire & his wife Sibyl de Lacy (-1207). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire records that “Rogerus comes Hereford” married “vicecomes Paganus…filiam”[738]. King Stephen confirmed to "Rogo filio Milonis Gloec et Cecilie uxori sue filie Pag fil Johis" the lands of her father by charter dated to [Dec 1137/May 1138][739]. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. "Walter de Maine" confirmed the donation of land in Perriton to Bruton by undated charter witnessed by "Cecilia comitissa uxore mea…"[740]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "comitissa Hereford quæ fuit uxor Walteri de Meduana" paying "xiv l x s de scutagio militum de veteri feffamento xxix milites" in Kent[741]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1196/97], records "honor Walteri de Meduana" paying "xxix l, per Ciciliam comitissam Herfordiæ et Willelmum de Monte Kanisio, xxix milites" in Kent[742].

3. HAMELIN de Mayenne . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 1150/80.

4. GUILLAUME de Mayenne (-before [1195]). "Guillelmus de Meduna" donated property to Fontaine-Daniel, for the souls of "Juhelli patris sui et matris meæ Clementiæ" by undated charter[743]. "Guillelmus de Meduana" donated property to the monks of Montguion by charter dated 1189[744]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records "honor Walteri de Meduana" paying "xxix l, xxix milites" in Kent[745]. "Juhellus de Meduana" confirmed the donation to Fontaine-Daniel by "Guillelmus de Meduana avunculus meus" for the souls of "Juhelli patris sui et matris suæ Clementiæ et Gaufridi fratris sui, patris mei" by charter dated to [1195][746].

5. GUY . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 1158/62.

6. JUHEL (-after 1173). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 1158/73. [m (after 1163) as her second husband, MATILDA de Bohun, widow of HENRY d'Oilly, daughter of HUMPHREY de Bohun & his wife Margaret of Hereford ([1140/43]-after 9 Feb 1196). Her possible second marriage is confirmed by the Feet of Fines which records the judgment dated 9 Feb 1196 in a claim by "Henricus de Bohon…pro Adam de Greiuill" against "Matill de Bohon" concerning land "villa de Waleton…villam de Blakemer" and "in villa de Niweton" given to Matilda "in maritagium quondam Iuhellus de Mee---e"[747]. It is supposed that Matilda was the plaintiff´s aunt, although this is not specifically stated in the document. It is supposed that the name "de Mee---e" indicates Mayenne, but this is not beyond all doubt. She married [thirdly] as his second wife, Walter FitzRobert of Little Dunmow, Essex.]

7. ALINE (-15 Sep [1180]). The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

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