Clémence de Sable

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Clémence de Sable (de Mayenne)

Also Known As: "Clemence de Mayenne"
Birthplace: Mayenne,Maine Pays De La Loire,,France
Death: circa 1190 (36-53)
Loire, Rhone-Alpes, Pas De La, France
Place of Burial: France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Geoffroy de Mayenne, III and Constance de Bretagne
Wife of Robert de Sablé, 11th Templar Grand Master
Mother of Dame Marguerite de Roches and Philippa de Sablé
Sister of Mathilde de Mayenne
Half sister of Juhel III de Mayenne, Baron de Mayenne

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Clémence de Sable

Her parentage is erroneously given by many secondary sources. She is known to have been a sister of Juhel de Mayenne, but the generation is not clear. Cawley and van de Pas both identify Clémence de Mayenne as the daughter of Geoffroi II, seigneur of Mayenne (died 1169), by his 2nd wife, Isabel of Meulen. Douglas Richardson has shown the impossibility of this filiation, and demonstrated that she must have been a daughter of child of Geoffroi II's 1st wife, Constance of Brittany. (Douglas Richard, soc.genealogy.medieval, Feb. 13, 2012.)

[from Medlands]

GEOFFROY [III] de Mayenne (-18 Feb or 25 Jul 1169). Juhello principe Meduane et uxore eius Clementia et filio eorum Gaufrido primogenito" subscribed a charter dated 12 and 26 Jul 1128, under which property was restored to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel[754]. He succeeded his father in 1161 as Seigneur de Mayenne. He went on crusade in 1163[755]. m firstly CONSTANCE de Bretagne, daughter of CONAN III Duke of Brittany & his wife Matilda [of England] (-1148). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.

m secondly ([1161]%29 as her first husband, ISABELLE de Meulan daughter of GALERAN de Beaumont-le-Roger Comte de Meulan & his wife Agnes de Montfort Dame de Gournay-sur-Marne (-10 May 1220, bur Savigny). The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Her two marriages are confirmed by the undated charter by which her son "Mauritius dominus Credoni" confirmed the donation by "Constantia soror mea" of revenue set by "dominus Juhellus frater meus" at "apud Harperiam" to the abbey of Clarei, by undated charter, witnessed by "…domina Isabel matre mea, domina Gervasia…"[756]. She married secondly ([1170]) Maurice [II] Sire de Craon. Henry II King of England confirmed a donation to Savigny by "Ysabell filie Gualerandi comitis de Mellento", with the consent of "filiis suis Juhello…filio Gaufridi de Meduana, et Mauricio et Petro, filiis Mauricii de Creon", by charter dated to [Apr 1180/Jan 1183][757]. "…Isabel uxore mea et filiis meis Mauritio et Petro et Philippo de Sauconeio, Paganus de Sancto Amatore, Guillelmi de Vitreio et Mauritius frater eius" witnessed the charter dated 1191 under which "Mauritius de Credone Hugonis filius" confirmed donations to "ecclesiæ de Rota"[758]. "Mauritius de Credone filius Hugonis" appointed "meæ uxoris Isabel" as guardian of his lands and his children in his undated testament when leaving for Jerusalem[759]. The Chronicon Savigniacensis Monasterii records the death in 1220 of "Juhellus de Meduana…domina Isabel mater eius"[760]. The Gesta Guillelmi Majoris Andegavensis Episcopi names “dominis de Credonio…et Isabella Domina de Credonio” among those present at the burial of Bishop Guillaume, undated but stated to be during the reign of Philippe II King of France[761]. The Chronicon Savigniacensis Monasterii records the death in 1220 of "Juhellus de Meduana…domina Isabel mater eius"[762].

Geoffroy and his [first][763] wife had one child: {should probably read 'two children'}

a) MATHILDE de Mayenne . Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1204] under which her son "Theobaldus de Mathefelon" ratified donations to Fontaine-Daniel by "dominus Juhellus de Meduana…avunculus meus"[764]. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified. "Andreas de Vitreio" donated property to Savigny, for the souls of "patris mei Roberti et matris mee Emme et uxoris mee Mathildis", with the consent of "Mathildis uxor mea et fratres mei Alanus et Robertus", by charter dated to [1173/84][765]. [766]m firstly as his first wife, ANDRE [I] Seigneur de Vitré, son of ROBERT Seigneur de Vitré & his wife Emma de Dinan. m secondly THIBAUT de Mathefelon, son of HUGUES de Mathefelon & his wife Elisabeth de Mathefelon (-after 1197).

b) CLEMENCE de Mayenne (-before 1209). "Robertus de Sabolio et Hersent mater eius et Clementia uxor eius et Petrus de Brion" founded the abbey of Bois-Renon by charter dated 1189, which specifies that "Robertus de Sabolio" donated property granted by “Juellus Dominus Meduana vice maritiagii Clementiæ sororis suæ” for the soul of “Clementiæ uxoris suæ”[767]. Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1205 under which her daughter "Margarita domina Sabolii" confirmed donations to Fontaine-Daniel by "avunculi mei domini Juhelli de Meduana"[768]. Douglas Richardson has pointed out that Clémence must have been her father´s daughter by his first marriage, otherwise her granddaughter Jeanne des Roches (daughter of Clémence´s daughter Marguerite de Sablé) would have married her great-uncle (Amaury [I] Sire de Craon, son of Isabelle de Meulan, second wife of Clémence´s father by her second marriage)[769]. Dame d'Angon.

m ROBERT [IV] Sire de Sablé, son of ROBERT [III] Sire de Sablé [Nevers] & his wife Hersende --- (-in Palestine [1195]).

   [734] Guyard de la Fosse (1850), Preuves, XVII.
   [735] Fontaine-Daniel, XIX, p. 36. 
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Clémence de Sable's Timeline

Mayenne,Maine Pays De La Loire,,France
Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France
Age 45
Loire, Rhone-Alpes, Pas De La, France