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Nicknames: "Sarazine de Lezay"
Death: Died in Valois, Bretagne, France
Managed by: Victar
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About Sarrasine de Lezay

Hugh married before 1109 Sarrasine or Saracena de Lezay (1067 – 1144), whose origins are unknown. She may have been identical to the Saracena who was widow of Robert I, Count of Sanseverino.

According to the FMG Medieval Lands database,

SARRAZINE, widow of ---, daughter of --- (-before 1144).

  • "Ugo Brunus et uxor sua Sarracena infantesque illorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1120][811].
  • Her second marriage is confirmed, and her first marriage indicated, by the charter dated to [1143] which records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[812]. "Ugo Brunus" renounced rights "apud Fronteniacum" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Saracene et filiorum meorum", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][813].

m as her second husband,

HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" de Lusignan (-before 1151). .

  • "Ugone de Liziniaco et filiis eius Ugone videlicet Bruno atque Rorgone" consented to the donation of "medietatem terre mee de Spanias…et apud Turgoniacum" made to Nouaillé by "Guido Arembertus et uxor mea Iescenda…" by charter dated to [1077/91][804].
  • "Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][805].
  • Sire de Lusignan.
  • "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[806].
  • The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Iterio de Villaboe, Bardone de Coniaco, Gaufredo de Rancono, Hugone Bruno de Leziniaco" defended the castle of Montignac-Charente, besieged by Vulgrin Taillefer Comte d´Angoulême (dated to [1120/35])[807].
  • "Ugo Brunus" renounced rights "apud Fronteniacum" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Saracene et filiorum meorum", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][808]. A charter dated to [1143] records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[809]. “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[810].

Hugues VII & his wife had six children:

a) HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" de Lusignan (-[in Palestine after 1164]). "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[814]. Sire de Lusignan.

b) GUILLAUME . "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[815]. Seigneur d'Angles. “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[816]. "Gaufridus [error for Guillelmus?] frater ipsius" consented to a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][817]. m DENISE, daughter of --- & his wife Sarrazine --- (-after [1143]). Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1143] which records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[818]. Guillaume & his wife had [four or more] children....

c) SIMON "le Brun" (-after [1167]). "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][822]. Seigneur de Lezay. “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[823].

d) RORGON (-after [1167]). “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[824]. "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][825]. "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81], which states that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet"[826]. m firstly ---. m secondly ---. Rorgo´s two marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1171/81] under which "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, stating that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet"[827]. Rorgo & his [first/second] wife had [one child....

e) GALERAN (-after [1167]). “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[829]. "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][830].


f) AIMEE . The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Hugo Brunus senior sororem" as mother of "vicecomitis de Thoar" but does not name her[831]. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. m GUILLAUME Vicomte de Thouars, son of ---.

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The origins of Saracena (or Sarrasine) de Lezay are unknown.

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Sarrasine de Lezay's Timeline

1067
1067
1091
1091
Age 24
Angoulême, Aquitanine, Charente, France
1105
1105
Age 38
Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland
1106
1106
Age 39
Lusignan, Vienne, France
1130
1130
Age 63
1130
Age 63
Château de Lusignan, Lusignan, France
1130
Age 63
Château de Lusignan, Lusignan, France
1144
1144
Age 77
Valois, Bretagne, France
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Lusignan, Vienne, France
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