Hugues de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche (c.1163 - 1219) MP

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Nicknames: "Le Brun", "The Brown"
Birthplace: Limoges, Limousin, France
Death: Died in Domitte, Egypt
Cause of death: Died during the Fifth Crusade
Occupation: Comte, Seigneur de Lusignan, Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher. Count of La Marche, de la Marche, Sieur, de Lusignan, de Couhé, de Château-Larcher, Chevalier, Croisé, seigneur of Lusignan in 1172, seigneur of Couhe and Chateau-Larcher in the 1190s
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HUGUES [X] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES de Lusignan & his [first] wife Orengarde --- (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219). His parentage is confirmed indirectly by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Radulfum de Esselduno qui fuit comes Augi" as "Hugo Brunus fratrem natu maiorem" (presumably an error for "minorem"), adding that "horum pater Hugo de Lisegnen" had "fratres…Gaufridum, Henricum regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum"[594]. He succeeded his grandfather in 1173 as Sire de Lusignan, de Couhé et de Château-Larcher. Comte de la Marche 1199: the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that, after the death of Richard I King of England, "Hugo…Brunus" captured "regina…Alienordis" and held her until she granted him "comitatum de Marchia Pictavie"[595]. The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records that "Hugo de Lezina" seized "comitatum de Marcha" in 1199, noted in events after the record of the death of King Richard[596]. "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[597]. "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" but relinquished by him before leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200[598]. "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, recommended "R. comiti Augi et Hugoni filio meo" to take the abbey of Châtelliers under their protection by charter dated to [1200][599]. Ralph of Coggeshall records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat"[600]. Ralph of Coggeshall records that "…Gaufridum de Lucinan et Hugonem Brunum et Andream de Caveni et vicecomitem de Castro-Eraldi et Reimundum Tuarz et Savarium de Mauleun et Hugonem Baugii" were captured, together with "Arturum nepotem nostrum" [Arthur Duke of Brittany] after they rebelled and attempted to capture "castellum de Mirabel" where "regina Alienor avia Arturi" was living, dated to 1202[601]. "Comes Augi" pledged his lands for his homage to Philippe II King of France, and that of "fratres sui comes Marchie et vicecomes Castri Eraudi" dated (by Delisle) to [1209][602]. He made peace with the king of England, as confirmed by the betrothal of King John´s daughter to his son Hugues [XI], confirmed in a charter dated 29 Sep 1214 (see below). "Hugo Bruni dominus Lezigniaci et comes Marchie", on leaving on crusade, and "Hugo de Lezigniaco filius suus" donated half "molendino de Pooillet" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 27 Jun 1218[603]. "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, confirmed the grant of rights to the abbey of Châtelliers made "in 1171" by "Hugo Lezenniaci castelli" by charter dated 1218[604].

m firstly ---. The name of Hugues´s first wife is not known. Europäische Stammtafeln names "Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Pierre [II] Sire de Preuilly dit de Montrabel" as the second wife of Bernard [III] Vicomte de Brosse, and also records that she married secondly, as his first wife, Hugues [X][605]. The mother of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse was Agathe de Preuilly, as confirmed by his charter dated 1198 (after Sep) under which "Giraudus vicecomes Brucie, filius domne Agathe de Prullet" abandoned rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault[606]. However, there is no indication that Gérard was the son of Vicomte Bernard [III]. In addition, the chronology of the known marriage of Vicomte Bernard [III] appears to exclude the possibility of a second marriage which would be consistent with that second wife´s own second marriage to Hugues [X]. It is assumed, therefore, that the (first) husband of Agathe de Preuilly and father of Vicomte Gérard [II], was another vicomte de Brosse. The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified.

Betrothed ([1199]) to ISABELLE d’Angoulême, daughter of AYMAR “Taillefer” Comte d’Angoulême & his wife Alix de Courtenay ([1187]-Fontevrault Abbey 31 May 1246, bur Fontevrault Abbey). This betrothal is confirmed by Ralph of Coggeshall who records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat"[607]. She succeeded her father in 1202 as Ctss d’Angoulême, and later married Hugues [XI] de Lusignan, son of Hugues [X].

m secondly ([1200/01]) MATHILDE d'Angoulême, daughter of VULGRIN III Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Elisabeth d'Amboise (-after 29 Aug 1233). Painter cites a charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Juhel Archbishop of Tours confirmed an agreement between "Matilda daughter of Vulgrin once count of Angoulême and widow of Hugh once count of La Marche" and "Isabelle queen of England, countess of La Marche and Angoulême", the former abandoning to "Isabelle and her husband Hugh de Lusignan…her rights in the county of Angoulême and her dower rights in the county of La Marche" in return for an annuity[608]. Painter highlights that the document in question makes no mention of any blood relationship between Mathilde and Hugues [XI] de Lusignan, which strongly suggests that the latter was born from an earlier marriage of his father.

Comte Hugues [X] & his first wife had one child: 1. HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" de Lusignan ([before 1188]-Damietta 1249 after 15 Jan, bur Abbaye de Valence). "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" and with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200[609]. "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, recommended "R. comiti Augi et Hugoni filio meo" to take the abbey of Châtelliers under their protection by charter dated to [1200][610]. As noted above, the charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Mathilde, widow of Hugues [X] sold her rights for an annuity, strongly suggests that she was not the mother of Hugues [XI]. This appears corroborated by the absence of any papal dispensation for the marriage of Hugues [XI], which would have been required if he had been so closely related to his wife (it is even doubtful whether such a dispensation would have been granted for such a close relationship). It is likely that Hugues [XI] would have been at least a young adolescent when he consented to the charter dated 23 Feb 1200 which is quoted above. "Hugo Bruni dominus Lezigniaci et comes Marchie", on leaving on crusade, and "Hugo de Lezigniaco filius suus" donated half "molendino de Pooillet" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 27 Jun 1218[611]. He succeeded his father in 1219 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche. He succeeded in 1220 as Comte d'Angoulême, by right of his wife. Seigneur de Château-Larcher 1223. Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue” by charter dated Aug 1224[612]. "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor sua…regina Angliæ comitissa Marchiæ et Engolismæ" reached agreement with Saint-Amant-de-Boixe recorded in a charter dated 1225[613]. Seigneur de Montreuil-Bonnin et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray 1229. “Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites”[614]. "Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "antecessorum meorum…Hugonis de Lezigniaco proavi mei et Hugonis Bruni comitis Marchie patris mei" by charter dated 22 Jul 1248[615]. The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos" and names "Ysabelli quondam uxore mea"[616]. Matthew of Paris records the death of "Hugo cognomento Brun comes de Marchia" in 1249 at Damietta[617]. ---------------------- Hugh IX of Lusignan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hugh IX the Brown of Lusignan (1163 or 1168 – 5 November 1219)[1] was the grandson of Hugh VIII. His father, also Hugh (b. c. 1141), was the co-seigneur of Lusignan from 1164, marrying a woman named Orengarde before 1162 or about 1167 and dying in 1169. Hugh IX became seigneur of Lusignan in 1172, seigneur of Couhe and Chateau-Larcher in the 1190s, and Count of La Marche (as Hugh IV) on his grandfather's death. Hugh IX died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta on 5 November 1219.

Hugh IX is mentioned under the pseudonym Maracdes ("Emerald") in two poems by the troubadour Gaucelm Faidit, according to the Occitan razós to these poems. [edit] Marriage and issue

His first wife was Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Peter (Pierre) II de Preuilly and Aenor de Mauleon. Their marriage was annulled in 1189. His second wife, married c. 1189, was Mathilde of Angoulême (1181 – 1233), daughter of Wulgrin III of Angoulême, Count of Angoulême and Count of La Marche (brother of count Aymer/Adhemar Taillifer). He had two known children:

   * Hugh X of Lusignan. Although traditionally given as son of Matilde, he married Isabella of Angoulême, her first cousin. Since such a marriage would have been within prohibited degrees, it has been deduced that he was son of Agathe.
   * Agathe of Lusignan, married c. 1220 Geoffroi V Seigneur de Pons

[edit] Fictional portrayals

Hugh was portrayed by actor James Cossins in the 1978 BBC TV drama series The Devil's Crown. -------------------- Hugh IX the Brown of Lusignan or Hugh IV of La Marche or Hugues IX & IV le Brun de Lusignan (1163 or 1168 – 5 November 1219) was the grandson of Hugh VIII. His father, Hugues de Lusignan, b. c. 1141, Co-Seigneur de Lusignan in 1164, married Orengarde N before 1162 or about 1167 and died in 1169 leaving a six or one-year-old son. Hugh IX became Seigneur de Lusignan in 1172, Seigneur de Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher 1190/1200, and Count of La Marche by marriage in 1203 and died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta on 5 November 1219. -------------------- Hugh IX the Brown of Lusignan or Hugh IV of La Marche or Hugues IX & IV le Brun de Lusignan (1163 or 1168 – 5 November 1219) was the grandson of Hugh VIII. His father, Hugues de Lusignan, b. c. 1141, Co-Seigneur de Lusignan in 1164, married Orengarde N before 1162 or about 1167 and died in 1169 leaving a six or one-year-old son. Hugh IX became Seigneur de Lusignan in 1172, Seigneur de Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher 1190/1200, and Count of La Marche by marriage in 1203 and died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta on 5 November 1219. -------------------- Hugh IX, "the Brown," of Lusignan (or Hugh IV of La Marche, or Hugues IX & IV le Brun de Lusignan) was not even 7 years old when his father died.

Hugh became Seigneur de Lusignan in 1172, Seigneur de Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher 1190/1200, and Count of La Marche by marriage in 1203.

Hugh's first wife was our ancestor Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Peter (Pierre) II de Preuilly and Aenor de Mauleon. She bore him one son, Hugh X, who was our ancestor. Their marriage was annulled in 1189.

Hugh's second wife, married c. 1189, was Mahaut or Mathilde Taillifer (Mahaut or Mathilde d'Angoulême), daughter of Wulgrin or Vulgrin III Taillifer, Count of Angouleme and Count of La Marche (brother of Aymer/Adhemar Taillifer). They had two children.

Hugh IX is mentioned under the pseudonym Maracdes ("Emerald") in two poems by the troubadour Gaucelm Faidit, according to the Occitan razós to these poems. -------------------- Hugh IX of Lusignan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hugh IX the Brown of Lusignan (1163 or 1168 – 5 November 1219)[1] was the grandson of Hugh VIII. His father, also Hugh (b. c. 1141), was the co-seigneur of Lusignan from 1164, marrying a woman named Orengarde before 1162 or about 1167 and dying in 1169. Hugh IX became seigneur of Lusignan in 1172, seigneur of Couhe and Chateau-Larcher in the 1190s, and Count of La Marche (as Hugh IV) by marriage in 1203. Hugh IX died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta on 5 November 1219. Hugh IX is mentioned under the pseudonym Maracdes ("Emerald") in two poems by the troubadour Gaucelm Faidit, according to the Occitan razós to these poems. [edit]Marriage and issue

His first wife was Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Peter (Pierre) II de Preuilly and Aenor de Mauleon. Their marriage was annulled in 1189. His second wife, married c. 1189, was Mathilde of Angoulême (1181 – 1233), daughter of Wulgrim III, Count of Angouleme and Count of La Marche (brother of count Aymer/Adhemar Taillifer). He had two known children: Hugh X of Lusignan. Although traditionally given as son of Matilde, he married Isabella of Angoulême, her first cousin. Since such a marriage would have been within prohibited degrees, it has been deduced that he was son of Agathe. Agathe of Lusignan, married c. 1220 Geoffroi V Seigneur de Pons [edit]Fictional portrayals

Hugh was portrayed by actor James Cossins in the 1978 BBC TV drama series The Devil's Crown. [edit]Notes

^ Genealogy of Hugh IX of Lusignan [edit]Sources

Biographies des troubadours ed. J. Boutière, A.-H. Schutz (Paris: Nizet, 1964) pp. 187-191.

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Hugues IX de Lusignan, comte de La Marche's Timeline

1163
1163
Limoges, Limousin, France
1172
1172
Age 9
1181
1181
Age 18
Lusignan,Vienne,Poitou,France
1185
1185
Age 22
1203
1203
Age 40
1205
1205
Age 42
1219
November 5, 1219
Age 56

Hugh IX died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta.

November 5, 1219
Age 56
Domitte, Egypt
1991
November 6, 1991
Age 56
1992
June 18, 1992
Age 56