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Marie de Boulogne, comtesse de Mortain & Boulogne

Also Known As: "Marie Countess of /Romsey/", "Abbess of Romsey /Marie/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Death: Died in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France
Place of Burial: St Austrebert, Montreuil, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Stephen I, King of England and Mathilde de Boulogne, comtesse de Boulogne
Wife of Matthieu d'Alsace, comte de Boulogne,
Mother of Ida de Boulogne / Comtesse de Boulogne and Mathilde of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant
Sister of Sybille de Blois, dame de Champagne; Eustache IV, count of Boulogne; Maud / Mathilde de Blois, Princess of England; Baldwin of England, Prince Of England and Guillaume de Champagne, Count of Chartres, 4th Earl of Surrey
Half sister of Gervaise de Blois, Abbot of Westminster; Almaric de Blois and Ralph de Blois

Occupation: Condessa da Bolonha, Comtesse, de Boulogne, Abbesse, de Romsey, Gravin van Boulogne
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Marie de Boulogne, comtesse de Boulogne

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Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias)( c.1130-1173), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreuil and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Mathilde of Flanders married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in 1179 and they produced six children.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_de_Boulogne

Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias)( c.1130-1173), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreuil and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Mathilde of Flanders married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in 1179 and they produced six children.

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Marie of Boulogne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St. Austrebert, Montreul, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreul and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Maud of Boulogne married Henry I, Duke of Brabant.

Her sister Mathilde (or Matilda) inherited Marie's land and possessions in England, rather than Ida.

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Marie I, Countess of Boulogne

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Marie I

Countess of Boulogne

Coat of arms of the county of Boulogne

Count of Boulogne

Reign 11 October 1159 — 1170

Predecessor William I

Successor Matthew

Spouse Matthew of Alsace

n. 1160; div. 1170

Issue

Ida, Countess of Boulogne

Mathilde of Flanders, Duchess of Brabant

House House of Blois

Father Stephen of Blois, King of the English

Mother Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne

Born 1136

Died 1182 (aged c. 46)

St Austrebert, Montreuil

Burial St Austrebert

Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (c.1130-1173), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreuil and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Mathilde of Flanders married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in 1179 and they produced six children.

Preceded by

William Countess of Boulogne

1159-1170

with Matthew I Succeeded by

Matthew I

This page was last modified on 21 May 2010 at 23:46.

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Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias)( c.1130-1173), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreul and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Maud of Boulogne married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in 1179 and they produced six children.

Her sister Matilda inherited Marie's land and possessions in England, instead of her daughter Ida.

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Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias)( c.1130-1173), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreul and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Maud of Boulogne married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in 1179 and they produced six children.

Her sister Matilda inherited Marie's land and possessions in England, instead of her daughter Ida.

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Marie of Boulogne was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreul, and died in 1182.

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

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Marie of Boulogne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marie of Boulogne (1136 – 1182 in St Austrebert, Montreuil, France) was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 to 1170.

Marie was born to King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. At an early age, she was apparently placed in a convent, but she became her childless brother William's heir in 1159. Since she was the heiress to the county of Boulogne, she was forced to leave her convent and married off to Matthew of Alsace (Matthias), who would become Count of Boulogne and co-ruler (1160) through his marriage to her. The marriage was not a great success, although they reigned together until their divorce in 1170 and produced two daughters together.

After their divorce, Marie was a nun after 1169 in St. Austrebert, Montreul and died in 1182. Her former husband Matthew continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when their daughter Ida became the Countess. Marie's second daughter Maud of Boulogne married Henry I, Duke of Brabant.

Her sister Mathilde (or Matilda) inherited Marie's land and possessions in England, rather than Ida.

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Of a more devout disposition than her older brother, Eustace, Marie elected to pursue a cloistered life in her teenage years and, at age nineteen, was elected Abbess of Romsey (Hampshire) in 1155. Marie's election as Abbess of Romsey was facilitated by her uncle, Henry de Blois / Bishop of Winchester, who had been responsible for the rebuilding of Romsey Abbey. Any hopes of a lifelong pursuit of devotion were dashed when she was abducted from Romsey Abbey and forced into marriage with Matthew de Alsace in 1160. The immediate advantage accruing to Matthew de Alsace was, 'jure uxoris', elevation to Comte de Boulogne. Although the marriage was annulled in 1170, on grounds of consanguinity, the marriage gave issue to two children -- 1.) Ida, who was born in the immediate aftermath of her mother's forced abduction (circa 1160 / 1161) and 2.) Mathilde, who was born concurrent with the annulment of her mother's marriage in 1170.

Ida became Comtesse of Boulogne in her own right in 1173, appr. age 12 / 13, while her mother was yet alive. To a degree, Ida reprised elements of her mother's trajectory in life. Ida first married Gerard of Guelders in 1181, who proceeded to die in 1182. Ida thence married Berthold IV / Duke of Zahringen, who died in 1186. After some 3 1/2 years of widowhood, Ida was abducted and forced into marriage in 1190 by one Renaud. As with Matthew de Alsace, the immediate advantage accruing to Renaud was, 'jure uxoris', elevation to Comte de Boulogne. Renaud additionally became Comte de Dammartin in 1200 and Comte de Aumale in 1204. Renaud's fortunes suffered irremediable reversal when he was captured by the French at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, in which the forces of King John Lackland lost Normandy. The family was either unwilling or unable to raise a sufficient ransom for Renaud's repatriation. Renaud remained imprisoned for the next thirteen years and died a suicide in 1227.

The marriage of Ida and Renaud gave issue to at least one child, Mathilde / Maud, born in 1202. Upon birth, Mathilde was immediately the Comtesse de Dammartin. Mathilde became the Comtesse de Boulogne in 1216, approximately age fourteen, and continued in both titles until her death in January 1259.

The life of Marie's younger daughter, Math ilde, was rather more conventional than that of Ida. In 1179, appr. age nine, Mathilde married Hendrick I / Hertog (Duke) van Brabant. The marriage gave issue to seven children, six of whom survived to adulthood.

Subsequent to the annulment of her marriage in 1170, Marie was free to pursue her original intent of living a cloistered life and became a Benedictine nun at St. Austrebert in Montreuil.

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Marie de Boulogne, comtesse de Boulogne's Timeline

1136
1136
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
1161
1161
Age 25
Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France
1170
1170
Age 34
Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France
1182
July 25, 1182
Age 46
St Austrebert, Montreuil, France
1182
Age 46
St Austrebert, Montreuil, France
1954
October 11, 1954
Age 46
October 11, 1954
Age 46
October 11, 1954
Age 46
SGEOR
November 11, 1954
Age 46
SGEOR
November 11, 1954
Age 46