Bernard III, seigneur de Saint-Valéry

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Bernard Iii de Saint Valery (de St. Valery)

Also Known As: "Bernard IV", "of Hinton Waldrist in Berkshire(now Oxfordshire)"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Haseldene, Gloucestershire, England
Death: September 17, 1191 (74-82)
Acre,Palestine,,
Immediate Family:

Son of Renaud I, seigneur de Saint-Valéry and Bertha de Pitres
Husband of Matilda de Saint-Valery and Alanor (Eleanor) de St. Valéry
Father of Maud (Matilda) de Saint-Valéry; Bernard de Saint-Valéry, IV; Renaud de Saint-Valéry; Thomas de Saint-Valéry, I. comte de Saint-Valéry; Henri de Saint-Valéry and 2 others
Brother of Beatrix de Saint Valery; Gauthier de Saint Valery, archidiacre de Rouen and Guy de Saint-Valéry
Half brother of Laurette de Saint-Valéry

Occupation: Sieur, de Saint-Valéry, Croisé, Seigneur
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Bernard III, seigneur de Saint-Valéry

NB Bernard III according to Medlands (see below)

Bernard was also called Bernard de Sancto Walerico.

Bernard was a favorite of the king, and accompanied Richard I to Palestine, and died at the Siege of Acre.

Bernard IV de St. Valéry married Eleanor de Domnart (not our ancestor) circa 1146 at Iseworth, Middlesex, England.

Bernard was one of the signatories to the delimitation of the county of Amiens, acknowledging that he held Saint-Valery as a fief of Philip Augustus of France in 1186.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p378.htm#i9299 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )


Histoire civile, politique et religieuse de Saint-Valery et du comté du Vimeu


From Medlands:

BERNARD [III] de Saint-Valéry, son of RENAUD [I] de Saint-Valéry & his wife --- (-[17 Sep] 1191). Henry Duke of Normandy confirmed a donation to Fontevraud abbey by "Raginaldus de Santo Walerico…sive filius eius Bernardus" to Fontevraud abbey, in the presence of "patris mei et mea fratrisque mei Willelmi" and with the consent of "Bernardus eius filius", by charter dated to [Sep 1151/Jan 1153] witnessed by "…Mathilde amita mea Fontis Ebraudi abbatissa"[677]. Pope Alexander III wrote to Henri Archbishop of Reims 29 Mar 1154 to enforce reparations from "vicedominus Pinciniaco, Bern. de S. Walerico et Gualterius Tyrellus" for the damage which they had caused to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Selincourt[678]. "…Bernardo de Sancto Walerico…" subscribed the charter dated to [1155/58] under which Henry II King of England confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Westwood, belonging to Fontevraud, by "Osbertus filius Hugonis et Eustachia de Say mater sua"[679]. The date of this charter coincides with the journey to Jerusalem of Bernard’s father, and suggests that the latter had delegated control over his lands to his son during his absence. The cartulary of Cercamp includes a charter of Bernard de Saint-Valéry which recalls the pilgrimage of "pater meus" to Jerusalem"[680]. Henry II King of England confirmed the donations of "molendina de Hortona et de Suttona et…de Chentona…Toicheham" to Berteaucourt abbey by "Bernardus de Sancto Valarico…et…Raginaldus filius ipsius" by charter dated [1156 or 1172/73], witnessed by "Bernardo de Sancto Valarico…"[681]. “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated the manor of "Wulgariscote" to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Avoridis et filiorum meorum Reginaldi, Bernardi et Thomæ", confirmed by Henry II King of England, by undated charter[682]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Bernardus de Sancto Valerico 1 l per Hugonem de Sancto Germano" in Oxfordshire in [1171/72][683]. "Bern de Sancto Walerico" subscribed the charter dated to [May 1175/Mar 1182] under which Henry II King of England confirmed possessions of the abbey of Saint-Valéry[684]. "…Bernardo de Sancto Walerico…" subscribed the charter dated Feb 1187 under which Henry II King of England granted duty exemptions to the Cistercians of Dunes[685]. "…Bernardo de Sancto Walerico…" subscribed the charter dated 11 Mar 1186 under which "M…regina Angl, soror Philippi regis Franc" renounced her rights over Gisors[686]. [The necrology of the church of Eu records the death "17 Sep" of "Bernardus de Sancto Walerico" and his donation of "x marchas argenti" to the church[687]. It is not known to which Bernard this entry refers.]

m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-[1151]). “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated property to Stodely Nunnery, Oxfordshire, for the souls of “Matildis uxoris meæ…et pro meipso et uxore mea Alanora et pro liberis meis” by undated charter[688]. Domesday Descendants states that she "died around 1151" but does not cite the corresponding primary source[689].

m secondly ANORA [Avoris], daughter of --- (-after 1194). “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated the manor of "Wulgariscote" to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Avoridis et filiorum meorum Reginaldi, Bernardi et Thomæ", confirmed by Henry II King of England, by undated charter[690]. Her marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which her son “Thomas de sancto Walerico” confirmed the donation by "Bernardus bonæ memoriæ pater meus" made to Godstow nunnery in Oxfordshire with the consent of Henry II King of England, for the souls of “Edelæ uxoris meæ et Bernardi patris meæ et Anoræ matris meæ”[691]. “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated property to Stodely Nunnery, Oxfordshire, for the souls of “Matildis uxoris meæ…et pro meipso et uxore mea Alanora et pro liberis meis” by undated charter[692]. The 1194/95 Pipe Roll records "Anora de Sancto Walerico…pro habenda rationabili dote sua de terra que fuit Bernardo de Sancto Walerico viri sui in Anglia et Norm" in London & Middlesex[693].

Bernard [III] & his [second] wife had [six] children:

1. RENAUD de Saint-Valéry (-[1189/91]). “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated the manor of "Wulgariscote" to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Avoridis et filiorum meorum Reginaldi, Bernardi et Thomæ", confirmed by Henry II King of England, by undated charter[694]. Henry II King of England confirmed the donations of "molendina de Hortona et de Suttona et…de Chentona…Toicheham" to Berteaucourt abbey by "Bernardus de Sancto Valarico…et…Raginaldus filius ipsius" by charter dated [1156 or 1172/73], witnessed by "Bernardo de Sancto Valarico…"[695]. A charter of Richard I King of England confirmed donations to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire including the donation by “Reginaldi de sancto Walerico” of the mill at "Wolgaricote", by undated charter[696]. Betrothed (before 1178) to ADELA de Ponthieu, daughter of JEAN [I] Comte de Ponthieu & his third wife Beatrix de Saint-Pol (-after 18 Oct 1241). Letters dated 1178 confirm the marriage of "comes Pontivi filiam suam Edelam" and "Renaldo filio Bernardi de Sancto Walerico", with the right of substitution in case either party died before the marriage[697]. The death of Renaud before the marriage took place is indicated by the charter dated 1205 under which "Thomas de Sancto Walarico" promised service to "fratrem meum et dominum Willelmum comitem Pontivi"[698].

2. BERNARD de Saint-Valéry (-before 21 Oct 1190). “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated the manor of "Wulgariscote" to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Avoridis et filiorum meorum Reginaldi, Bernardi et Thomæ", confirmed by Henry II King of England, by undated charter[699]. A letter dated 21 Oct 1190, recording the arrival of the archbishop of Canterbury at Tyre, names “...Bernardus junior de Sanwaleri...” among those who had died [in Palestine][700].

3. THOMAS de Saint-Valéry (-before 1220). “Bernardus de sancto Walerico” donated the manor of "Wulgariscote" to Godstow nunnery, Oxfordshire, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Avoridis et filiorum meorum Reginaldi, Bernardi et Thomæ", confirmed by Henry II King of England, by undated charter[701]. “Thomas de sancto Walerico” confirmed the donation by "Bernardus bonæ memoriæ pater meus" made to Godstow nunnery in Oxfordshire with the consent of Henry II King of England, for the souls of “Edelæ uxoris meæ et Bernardi patris meæ et Anoræ matris meæ”, by undated charter[702]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], names "Thomas de Sancto Valerico" paying "xx s, i militem" in Hampshire[703]. "Thomas de Sancto Walerico" confirmed the donation of "ecclesiam de Tettebyr" to Eynsham abbey made by "R. de Sancto Walerico avi mei", and of "terram de Fines-stokes…ex dono Radulfi Basset et ex concessione R. avi mei", by charter dated to [1191/1205][704]. The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, dated to [1208/10]: "Thomas de Sancto Walerico" held "Thornton, sed caput est alibi"[705]. The agreement between "dominum comitem Pontivi et Monstreoli" and "dominum Thomam de Sancto Waleriaco" is confirmed by charter dated Sep 1209[706]. An agreement dated 1209 between "dominum comitem" and "dominum Thomam de Sancto Walerico" refers to the marriage of the latter to "domine Edle sororis sue" and also names "Bernardus pater suus"[707]. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Thomas de Sancto Walerico" holding one half of one knight’s fee "in Cretinge, quam Walterus de Bulonia tenet de eo" in Norfolk, Suffolk in [1210/12][708]. m ([1191/92]) ADELA de Ponthieu, daughter of JEAN [I] Comte de Ponthieu & his third wife Beatrix de Saint-Pol (-after 18 Oct 1241). Letters dated 1178 confirm the marriage of "comes Pontivi filiam suam Edelam" and "Renaldo filio Bernardi de Sancto Walerico", with the right of substitution in case either party died before the marriage[709]. The death of Renaud before the marriage took place is indicated by the charter dated 1205 under which "Thomas de Sancto Walarico" promised service to "fratrem meum et dominum Willelmum comitem Pontivi"[710]. Her marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which her husband “Thomas de sancto Walerico” confirmed the donation by "Bernardus bonæ memoriæ pater meus" made to Godstow nunnery in Oxfordshire with the consent of Henry II King of England, for the souls of “Edelæ uxoris meæ et Bernardi patris meæ et Anoræ matris meæ”[711]. Thomas & his wife had one child: a) ELEONORE de Saint-Valéry (1192-15 Nov 1250). Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter of Stodely Nunnery, Oxfordshire which records donations by “Robertus comes Drocarum et dominus de sancto Walerico et Alanora uxor eiusdem comitis filia et hæres Thomæ de sancto Walerico” Dec 1226, and after her husband’s death by “Alanora comitissa Drocarum et domina de sancto Walerico” in Aug 1234[712]. Dame de Saint-Valéry. A charter dated Dec 1220 issued by "Robertus comes Drucocensis, dominus Sancti Walerici et…Aaenors uxor eiusdem" relates to rights of navigation[713]. “Henricus dominus Soyliaci” acknowledged owing “quatuor millia librarum Parisiensium” to Louis IX King of France for the repurchase of “comitatus Drocensis et terre…uxoris mee comitisse Drocensis” by charter dated Jan [1238/39][714]. “Henricus de Soliaco dominus et Aanor comitissa Drocarum et domina Sancti-Walerici uxor mea” recorded their agreement with “Johannem filium Roberti condam comitis Drocarum”, including “super ballio duorum fratrum suorum iuniorem...Roberti et Petri” and “hereditate...in possessione...Robertus pater suus”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1240[715]. The necrology of the Frères Prêcheurs de Chartres records the death "15 Nov" of "Aanor comitissa Drocarum et domina Sancti Valerici"[716]. m firstly (1210) ROBERT [III] "Gasteblé" Comte de Dreux et de Braine, son of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy (1185-Braine 3 Mar 1234, bur Braine). m secondly (1237) as his second wife, HENRI [I] Seigneur de Sully, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Sully & his [first/second/third] wife --- (-after 1248).

4. HENRI de Saint-Valéry (-after 1223). Domesday Descendants names "Henry" as a younger son of Bernard [III] de Saint-Valéry, citing a charter dated 1191[717]. Henry III King of England granted letters of conduct to "Henricus de Sancto Walerico" dated [May] 1217[718]. Bracton records a claim, dated 1223, by "Henricus de S. Walerico" against "Stephanum de Wlurichestona" concerning "terre…in Hectona"[719].

5. MATHILDE de Saint-Valéry (-Corfe Castle 1210). The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "fille fu Bernart de Saint-Waleri…Mehaus" as the wife of "Guillaumes de Brayouse", commenting that she once boasted about her cows to "Bauduin le conte d’Aubemalle son neveu"[720]. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Matildis de S. Walerico, quondam uxoris Willielmi de Brewes” when recording the marriage of her daughter[721]. "Willelmus de Braosa dominus de Brechen" donated property to Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, for the souls of "uxoris meæ Matildis de Sancto Walerico et puerorum nostrorum", by undated charter, witnessed by "Willelmo et Philippo filiis meis"[722]. The Annals of Waverley record that “Matildis matrona nobilis cognomento de la Haie, uxor Willelmi de Braose” was captured with “Willelmo filio suo milite…in Galwaitha” in 1210 and starved to death “apud Windeshores”[723]. Matthew Paris records that "uxorem Willelmi de Brause et Willelmum filium eius cum uxore sua" were captured in 1210 at the siege of Meath, but escaped, were captured again “in insula de May”, and imprisoned at Windsor, in a later passage recording that all four died “apud Windleshores”[724]. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey records that “Mathildis uxor eius et Willielmus filius eorum” (referring to William, son of “Willelmo Brewes” and his wife “Berta…comitis Milonis secunda filia”) were imprisoned by King John and died in prison[725]. The Annals of Dunstable record that “Willelmum de Brause juniorem et sororem eius et Matildam matrem eius” were captured in Ireland in 1210 by King John, adding that they later died in prison[726]. The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that "Mehaus sa feme [Guillaumes de Braiouse] et Guillaumes ses fils" fled from King John to Ireland where they were captured at "le castiel de Cracfergu", taken to England, and imprisoned at "el castiel del Corf" where they were starved to death[727]. The question whether "Mathilde de Saint-Valéry" and "Mathilde de la Haie" refer to the same person appears to be resolved by the 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre which records her parentage and the circumstances of her death in the same lengthy passage. m ([1170/75]) WILLIAM [III] de Briouse, son of WILLIAM [II] de Briouse Lord of Abergavenny, Briouse, Bramber, Brecon and Over-Gwent & his wife Bertha of Hereford (-Corbeil 9 Apr 1211, bur Paris, Saint-Victor).

6. [PHILIPPA (-after 1181). “Bernard de Sancto Walerico” donated property to “the lady Philippa nun of Fontevrault”, with the consent of "his sons Renald and Bernard and his other boys", for the souls of "…Aanoris his wife", by charter dated 1181[728]. Domesday Descendants suggests that Bernard [III de Saint-Valéry was "possibly father or brother of Philippa"[729].]

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Bernard III, seigneur de Saint-Valéry's Timeline

1113
1113
Haseldene, Gloucestershire, England
1140
1140
Age 27
Hampton, Middlesex,, England
1155
November 30, 1155
Age 42
Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
1161
1161
Age 48
Of, Hampton, Middlesex, England
1162
1162
Age 49
Of, Hampton, Middlesex, England
1166
1166
Age 53
Of, Hampton, Middlesex, England
1167
1167
Age 54
St Valery-sur-Somme, Somme, Picardy, France
1191
September 17, 1191
Age 78
Acre,Palestine,,