Petronelle d'Auxerre (de France), Countess of Anjou (c.825 - 845) MP

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Nicknames: "/Petronilla/", "Countess", "Countess of Anjou", "Béatrix de Gâtinais (?)"
Birthplace: Rheineck, Rheinland, Prussia
Death: Died in Anjou (present Maine-et-Loire département), (Present région Pays de la Loire), (Present France)
Occupation: Countess, ONLY SPECULATION SHE WAS MOTHER OF FULK I, NOT OFFICIAL YET
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Petronelle d'Auxerre (de France), Countess of Anjou

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ANJOU,%20MAINE.htm#_Toc256354716

TERTULLUS . The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that "Torquatus sive Tortulfus genuit Tertullum", recording that he was granted property by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks[27]. Tertullus is no more convincing than Tortulfus as the name of a figure in north-west France during the mid-9th century. As is the case with his supposed father, it is possible that Tertullus was not a historical person. m PETRONILLA, daughter of --- Duke of Burgundy & his wife ---. The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records the marriage of "Tertullus nobilem dux" and "ducis Burgundiæ filiam nomine Petronillam"[28]. The Chronico Turonensi names "Ingelgerius comes Andergavensis", the couple's son, as "nepos Hugonis Ducis Burgundiæ"[29]. The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Ingelgerius…filius eius Fulco cognominatus Rufus", recording that "Hugo Dux Burgundiæ, filius alterius Hugonis" was "ex parte matris suæ [Fulco] consanguineus"[30]. The context suggests that "matris suæ" refers to Foulques, although according to other sources the connection was through the mother of Ingelger. No other record has been found of any dukes of Burgundy who could have been related to Petronilla. As with her husband, it is possible that Petronilla and her father were not historical people. Tertullus & his wife had one child:]

a) [INGELGER (-[888], bur Châteauneuf, église Saint-Martin). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Ingelgerius" as son of "Tertullus nobilem dux" & his wife[31].]

- see below.

b) [FOULQUES (-after 5 Jul 905). "Ardradus" donated property "in pago Aurelianense" for the soul of "genitoris mei domni Attonis" with the consent of "frater meus Atto" to Saint-Martin d'Angers by charter dated 29 Sep 898, signed by "Ardradi, Attonis fratris sui vicecomitis…Fulconis vicecomitis"[32]. "Fulconis Turononum et Andecavorum vicecomitis…Guernagaudi vicecomitis vel graphionis…" subscribed a charter dated 5 Jul 905 under which "Archambaldus et uxor mea Ingilrada" donated property "in pago Turonico in vicaria Evenense" to Saint-Martin d'Angers[33]. It is unlikely that these two entries refer to Foulques "le Roux", who was Vicomte de Tours et d'Anjou from [909] and was installed as Comte d'Anjou in 929, assuming that it is correct that he was born in [888] (see below). Nevertheless, his name suggests a close family connection, as also do his titles which subsequently passed to the junior Foulques. It is suggested here that Foulques senior was a younger brother of Ingelger, but this is no more than speculation. It is also possible that he was the ancestor of the later Vicomtes d'Anjou, who are set in Chapter 5 of this document.] -------------------- (No other record has been found of any dukes of Burgundy who could have been related to Petronilla. As with her husband, it is possible that Petronilla and her father were not historical people.)

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Frankish Nobility (covering her birth family): http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKISH%20NOBILITY.htm#PetronillaMTertullus

Q. FAMILY of HUGUES [DUKE of BURGUNDY]

1. HUGUES .

m ---. The name of Hugues's wife is not known.

Hugues & his wife had two children:

a) HUGUES . The Gestis Consulum Andegavensium names "Hugo Dux Burgundiæ, filius alterius Hugonis" was "ex parte matris suæ [Fulco] consanguineus"[547]. [Duke of Burgundy]. This is the only reference so far identified to a duke of Burgundy in the late 9th century and should presumably therefore be treated with caution. --- b) PETRONILLA .

The Gesta Consulum Andegavensium records the marriage of "Tertullus nobilem dux" and "ducis Burgundiæ filiam nomine Petronillam"[548].

The Chronico Turonensi names "Ingelgerius comes Andergavensis" as "nepos Hugonis Ducis Burgundiæ"[549].

m TERTULLUS, son of TORQUATIUS & his wife ---. --- The precise relationship between the following family sub-group and Hugues [Duke of Burgundy] (their "propinquus", see below) has not been identified. The issue is complicated by the fact that Ingelger, husband of Adelais, was the son of Petronilla and Tertullus (see above). This suggests that the relationship (if there was one) may have been a remote one, maybe indirectly through one of the wives of Hugues or his father.

1. ---. m ---. One child: a) ADELAIS . The Historia Comitum Andegavorum records that Ingelgerius married "Rursus Adelardus et Raymo ambo germani fratres, Turonensium et Andegavensium pontifices, neptem suam Aelindis" and that her dowry consisted of "alodiis suis…Ambazio, Busenciaco et Castellione"[550]. The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that Ingelger married "Landonensis castri sive Gastinensis pagi consul nomine Gaufredus…filiam unicam…Adelam", and thereby inherited "Landonensi castro" as she was her father's heir as he had no surviving male issue[551], but this text may confuse Ingelger's wife with the first wife of Comte Foulques II "le Bon", Gerberge de Gâtinais. The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that, after the death of her husband, Adelais was unjustly accused of adultery by a group of nobles led by "Guntrannus parens Ingelgerii" but later exonerated[552]. m INGELGER Comte [d'Anjou], son of TERTULLUS & his wife Petronilla of Burgundy (-[888], bur Châteauneuf église Saint-Martin).

 

2. ADALHARD . "Karolus…imperator augustus" confirmed a donation by "Hugo…propinquus noster" of property "villam Apiarias in pago Aurelianensi" to "episcopo Adalaldo archiepiscopo simulque Rainoni episcopo, fratri eiusdem" at the request of "Odo comes" by charter dated 27 Oct 886[553]. Bishop of Tours.

3. RAINO . "Karolus…imperator augustus" confirmed a donation by "Hugo…propinquus noster" of property "villam Apiarias in pago Aurelianensi" to "episcopo Adalaldo archiepiscopo simulque Rainoni episcopo, fratri eiusdem" at the request of "Odo comes" by charter dated 27 Oct 886[554]. Bishop of Angers.

References:

[547] Gestis Consulum Andegavensium, RHGF IX, p. 29. [548] Gestis Consulum Andegavensium, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 36, footnote 3 noting that 2 mss record her as "consanguinea" not "filia". [549] Chronico Turonensi, RHGF IX, p. 47. [550] Historia Comitum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 320. [551] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, pp. 40-1. [552] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, pp. 41-4. [553] Angers 14, p. 34. [554] Angers 14, p. 34. ---------------------------- From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Anjou: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ANJOU,%20MAINE.htm#TertullusMPetronilla

PETRONILLA, daughter of --- Duke of Burgundy & his wife ---.

The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records the marriage of "Tertullus nobilem dux" and "ducis Burgundiæ filiam nomine Petronillam"[28]. The Chronico Turonensi names "Ingelgerius comes Andergavensis", the couple's son, as "nepos Hugonis Ducis Burgundiæ"[29].

The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Ingelgerius…filius eius Fulco cognominatus Rufus", recording that "Hugo Dux Burgundiæ, filius alterius Hugonis" was "ex parte matris suæ [Fulco] consanguineus"[30]. The context suggests that "matris suæ" refers to Foulques, although according to other sources the connection was through the mother of Ingelger.

No other record has been found of any dukes of Burgundy who could have been related to Petronilla. As with her husband, it is possible that Petronilla and her father were not historical people.

Tertullus & his wife had one child:

1. [INGELGER (-[888], bur Châteauneuf, église Saint-Martin). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Ingelgerius" as son of "Tertullus nobilem dux" & his wife[31].]

2. [FOULQUES (-after 5 Jul 905). "Ardradus" donated property "in pago Aurelianense" for the soul of "genitoris mei domni Attonis" with the consent of "frater meus Atto" to Saint-Martin d'Angers by charter dated 29 Sep 898, signed by "Ardradi, Attonis fratris sui vicecomitis…Fulconis vicecomitis"[32]. "Fulconis Turononum et Andecavorum vicecomitis…Guernagaudi vicecomitis vel graphionis…" subscribed a charter dated 5 Jul 905 under which "Archambaldus et uxor mea Ingilrada" donated property "in pago Turonico in vicaria Evenense" to Saint-Martin d'Angers[33]. It is unlikely that these two entries refer to Foulques "le Roux", who was Vicomte de Tours et d'Anjou from [909] and was installed as Comte d'Anjou in 929, assuming that it is correct that he was born in [888] (see below). Nevertheless, his name suggests a close family connection, as also do his titles which subsequently passed to the junior Foulques. It is suggested here that Foulques senior was a younger brother of Ingelger, but this is no more than speculation. It is also possible that he was the ancestor of the later Vicomtes d'Anjou, who are set in Chapter 5 of this document.]

References:

[27] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 36. [28] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 36, footnote 3 noting that 2 mss record her as "consanguinea" not "filia". [29] Chronico Turonensi, RHGF IX, p. 47. [30] Gestis Consulum Andegavensium, RHGF IX, p. 29. [31] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 36. [32] Reproduced in Chroniques d'Anjou, Introduction, II, p. xcii. [33] Reproduced in Chroniques d'Anjou, Introduction, III, p. xciv. ------------------- Source: Dan Pomerleau, Leo van de Pas

(Presumably supporting birth of 825 in "Rhineland" and 845 death date in "Breton Tartulle". A more complete reference that can be followed would be needed, particularly in light of contradicting information. - Ben M. Angel) -------------------- From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Frankish Nobility (covering her birth family): http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKISH%20NOBILITY.htm#PetronillaMTertullus

Petrnolla was the daughter of (take your pick) Conrad the Elder, Count of Paris and Duke of Franconia or Hugh d'Abbee), who was consanguineous to the Emperor Charlemagne and was succeeded by his son INGELAR.

The anonymous twelfth-century Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names his father as Tertullus nobilem dux, but both the name Tertullus and the title dux are unusual. Another twelfth-century source, the Chronicon Turonensis (c.1180) records that Ingelger was nepos Hugonis ducis Burgundiæ, a nephew of Hugh, Duke of Burgundy—chronologically stretched.

Modern scholars are divided as to the historicity of Tertullus and Petronilla.

It is 100% certain that neither she nor her purported parents were born in "Prussia".

There is a genealogical tradition accepted by some that Petronille (if she existed) was daughter of "Hugh the Abbot". This was not Charlemagne's son however, but a member of the Welf clan, brother of Conrad I of the Burgundy lineage (if I recall correctly). I have not looked into the contemporary evidence for these connections, so I don't trust them. [Ref: TAF 1 Jul 1996]

The wife of Tertullus, also part of his reward & mother of Ingelger, is described in the same source as a relative of the duke of Burgundy [p 29: "Namque Tertullus nobilem duxerat uxorem, ducis Burgundie consanguineam, nomine Petronillam, que hunc puerum peperit"]. Christian Settipani considered this account to be quite implausible, and that Ingelger's purported mother Petronilla must be fictional, arguing that it is unthinkable for a relative of Hugues l'Abbé (assuming he had been confused with Hugues le Noir, duke of burgundy), the most powerful figure in Francia after the king, to be married off to a mere parvenu such as the son of a forester. [Ref: Peter Stewart 1 Sep 2003]

Note: the "Hugh the Abbot/Hugues l'Abbé" they are talking about was son of Conrad/Konrad I of Burgundy, Count of Auxerre (also variously described as: Welf I Graf im Argengau und Linzgau, Count in the Bergen and Linzgaus, Duke of Burgundy, Lay Abbot of St. Germain) who married Adelaide/Aelis dau of Hugh 'le Méfiant/the Magnificent' Count of Tours (& Alsace?) by Aba/Ava/Bava (NN). 949

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/3/2988.htm

-------------------- It is 100% certain that neither she nor her purported parents were born in "Prussia".

There is a genealogical tradition accepted by some that Petronille (if she existed) was daughter of "Hugh the Abbot". This was not Charlemagne's son however, but a member of the Welf clan, brother of Conrad I of the Burgundy lineage (if I recall correctly). I have not looked into the contemporary evidence for these connections, so I don't trust them. [Ref: TAF 1 Jul 1996]

The wife of Tertullus, also part of his reward & mother of Ingelger, is described in the same source as a relative of the duke of Burgundy [p 29: "Namque Tertullus nobilem duxerat uxorem, ducis Burgundie consanguineam, nomine Petronillam, que hunc puerum peperit"]. Christian Settipani considered this account to be quite implausible, and that Ingelger's purported mother Petronilla must be fictional, arguing that it is unthinkable for a relative of Hugues l'Abbé (assuming he had been confused with Hugues le Noir, duke of burgundy), the most powerful figure in Francia after the king, to be married off to a mere parvenu such as the son of a forester. [Ref: Peter Stewart 1 Sep 2003]

Note: the "Hugh the Abbot/Hugues l'Abbé" they are talking about was son of Conrad/Konrad I of Burgundy, Count of Auxerre (also variously described as: Welf I Graf im Argengau und Linzgau, Count in the Bergen and Linzgaus, Duke of Burgundy, Lay Abbot of St. Germain) who married Adelaide/Aelis dau of Hugh 'le Méfiant/the Magnificent' Count of Tours (& Alsace?) by Aba/Ava/Bava (NN).

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/3/2988.htm

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825
825
Rheineck, Rheinland, Prussia
844
844
Age 19
Anjou,,,France
845
845
Age 20
Anjou (present Maine-et-Loire département), (Present région Pays de la Loire), (Present France)
850
850
Age 20
Rennes, Brittany, France
1991
May 28, 1991
Age 20
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
May 28, 1991
Age 20
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
May 28, 1991
Age 20
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
May 28, 1991
Age 20
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May 28, 1991
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Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
November 8, 1991
Age 20
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA