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Antoine Grimaldi

Italian: Antonio
Death: May 1427
Immediate Family:

Son of Rainier II Grimaldi, seigneur de Monaco and Isabella Asinari
Brother of Ambroise Grimaldi; Gaspare Grimaldi; Jean Grimaldi, co-seigneurs de Monaco; Enrico Grimaldi; Giovanna Grimaldi and 3 others

Managed by: George J. Homs
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b) ANTOINE Grimaldi (-[29 Jul 1422/5 Aug 1424]). The testament of “dominus Raynerius de Grimaldis...dominus Mentoni necnon dominus Rochebrune”, dated 8 Jun 1407, bequeathed property to “...eius filium Ambrosinum...Anthonium eius natum...Gasparum eius natum...Joannem eius natum...”[218]. Louis II d’Anjou King of Sicily confirmed a pension to “Ambrosius, Anthonius, Gaspar et Johannes de Grimaldis fratres, filii quondam...militis Raynerii de Grimaldis” by charter dated 29 Oct 1414[219]. The testament of “Isabella de Grimaldis quondam felicis memorie...domini Raynerii de Grimaldis relicta”, dated 8 Jul 1417, appointed as her heirs “Ambrosium, Anthonium et Johannem eius filios”[220]. Saige records that Ambroise and his brothers were restored as co-Seigneurs de Monaco in 1419[221]. “Ambrosius et Anthonius de Grimaldis fratres, domini de nomine...Johannis de Grimaldis eorum fratris” mortgaged certain land by charter dated 5 Jun 1419[222]. Louis III d’Anjou King of Sicily restored “baronia Sancti ducatu Calabrie” to “Ambrosii, Anthonii et Johannis de Grimaldis fratrum civitatis Janue” by charter dated 20 Feb 1421[223]. A charter dated 16 Apr 1421 records an alliance between “nobilis Obertus de Grimaldis, quondam Luce, procurator...Ambrosii, Antonii et Johannis fratrum de Grimaldis, quondam domini Raynerii, militum, dominorum Mentoni, Rochabrune et Monaci” and “communitatis Florentie” regulated Florentine commerce[224]. “Ambrosius, Antonius et Johannes fratres de Grimaldis, quondam domini Raynerii militis, domini Monaci, Mentonis et Rochebrune” agreed an alliance with Yolande d’Anjou Queen of Sicily by charter dated 26/29 Jul 1422[225]. He presumably died before 5 Aug 1424, the date of the charter quoted below in which his brother Jean is named alone as seigneur de Monaco.

[m firstly ---. The 8 Jul 1417 testament of Isabella Grimaldi bequeathes property to her two daughters-in-law, although it is possible that three of her sons were married at the time. As noted below, her daughter-in-law Janquina, named second in the testament, was presumably the wife of one of the younger sons, either Antoine or Gaspard. As noted below, Antoine’s widow Baptistina is named in 1427. Her absence from the 8 Jul 1417 testament could be explained if she was Antoine’s second wife, married after the date of the testament. If that is correct, Antoine’s daughter Jeanne would have been born from an earlier marriage. The alternatives seem to be that the earlier wife was deceased at the time or that she was Janquina.]

m [secondly] BAPTISTINA, daughter of --- (-after 6 Oct 1428). She is named in the 13/14 May 1427 and 6 Oct 1428 charters quoted below under her son Antoine.

Antoine & his [first/second] wife had one child: 
  • i) JEANNE Grimaldi . The testament of “Isabella de Grimaldis quondam felicis memorie...domini Raynerii de Grimaldis relicta”, dated 8 Jul 1417, bequeathed property to “Marie filie quondam...Gasparis de Grimaldis eius filii...Johanine filie...Anthonii de Grimaldis eius filii...”[226].
Antoine & his [second] wife had one child: 
  • ii) ANTOINE Grimaldi (-after 13 Jul 1435). “Ambrosius de Grimaldis, quondam domini Raynerii, ex dominis nomine Baptestine relicti...Anthonii de Grimaldis, quondam ipsius Ambrosii fratris, matris et tutricis...Anthonii de Grimaldis filii et heredis universalis dicti quondam...Anthonii” and “Johannes de Grimaldis, quondam domini Raynerii” divided their territories, Ambroise and Antoine retaining Menton and Roquebrune while Jean received Monaco and la Condamine, by charter dated 13/14 May 1427[227]. “Nicolaus de Grimaldis condominus Mentoni, ac ipse Nicolaus et Obertus de Grimaldis quondam domini Luce [...nomine et vice Antonii de Grimaldis quondam Antonii...domina Baptistina mater et tutrix dicti Antonii minoris], civis Janue, procuratores...Ambrosii, Georgii et Honorati de Grimaldis condominorum Mentoni et Rochebrune” and “Johannes de Grimaldis, quondam domini Raynerii” swore allegiance to Filippo Maria Visconti Duke of Milan by charter dated 6 Oct 1428[228]. Antoine was named in a document of Jean Seigneur de Monaco dated 13 Jul 1435[229].
Antoine had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 
  • iii) JACQUES Grimaldi . The testament of “dominus Joannes de Grimaldis dominus Monaci”, dated 5 Apr 1454, bequeathed property to “...Jacobo bastardo nobilis Antonii de Grimaldis quondam fratris dicti domini testatoris”[230].
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