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Guillaume de Coucy

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Guines, Pas-De-Calais, France
Death: 1335 (49)
Immediate Family:

Son of Enguerrand V de Guines, seigneur de Coucy and Christiana de Lindsay, Lady de Coucy
Husband of Isabeau de Châtillon de Saint Pol
Father of Enguerrand VI de Coucy; Raoul de Coucy, seigneur de Montmirail; Aubert de Coucy, seigneur de Romeny; Jeanne de Coucy; Isabeau de Coucy Guines and 2 others
Brother of Enguerrand de Coucy, Vicomte de Meaux

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About Guillaume de Coucy

ENGUERRAND de Guines, son of ARNOUL [III] Comte de Guines & his wife Alix de Coucy (-after 1321). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Seigneur de Coucy, d'Oisy et de Montmirail. m (before 1285) CHRISTIAN de Lindsay, daughter of WILLIAM de Lindsay of Lamberton & his wife Ada Balliol (-1320 or after). An undated manuscript relating to Cokersand Abbey, Lancashire, names “Christiana de Lyndesay” as daughter of “secundo Willielmo”, adding that she married “Ingelranum de Gynes”[701]. A charter dated 28 May 1283 records the fealty sworn to King Edward I by "Ingeram de Gynes" who has married "Cristiana daughter and heiress of William de Lindesi deceased" for her father´s lands[702]. 1320.

GUILLAUME de Coucy, son of ENGUERRAND [V] Seigneur de Coucy [Guines] & his wife Christian de Lindsay (-1335). Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d´Oisy et de Montmirail. m (contract May 1311) ISABELLE de Châtillon, daughter of GUY [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife --- (-19 May 1360).

Guillaume & his wife had six children:

1. ENGUERRAND [VI] (-killed in battle 25 Aug 1346, bur Ourecamp). Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d´Oisy et de Montmirail. m (contract Vincennes 25 Nov 1338) as her first husband, KATHARINA of Austria, daughter of LEOPOLD I Duke of Austria & his wife Catherine de Savoie (9 Feb 1320-28 Sep 1349, bur Königsfelden). She married secondly (Feb 1348) Konrad Graf von Hardegg Burggraf von Magdeburg. The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records the death in 1349 of "domina de Kussi, filia quondam Lupoldi ducis Austrie" and "Conradus de Megdburg maritus eius"[703]. Enguerrand [VI] & his wife had one child:

a) ENGUERRAND [VII] ([1339]-Bursa, Anatolia of plague 18 Nov 1397, bur Soissons, Abbaye de Villeneuve). Seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de la Fère d´Oisy et de Montmirail. He was sent to England in 1360 as one of the hostages for Jean II King of France. Created Earl of Bedford 11 May 1366. Comte de Soissons 9 Jul 1367. He resigned all his English honours 26 Aug 1377 to King Richard II, and devoted himself to serving France. Marshal and Grand Butler of France. Having refused the appointment of Connétable of France, he was appointed Governor of Brittany. Member of the Council of Regency during the minority of Charles VI King of France. The History of the monastery at Soissons records its foundation 1 Jul 1391 by "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[704]. He was taken prisoner at Nicopolis by the Turks. m firstly (27 Jul 1365) ISABELLA of England, daughter of EDWARD III King of England & his wife Philippa de Hainaut (Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire 16 Feb or [Mar] or 16 Jun 1332-before 4 May 1379 or [17 Jun/5 Oct] 1382, bur Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London). She remained in England after her husband resigned his English honours in 1377. m secondly (contract 26 Feb 1286) ISABELLE de Lorraine, daughter of JEAN I Duke of Lorraine & his wife Sophie von Württemberg (-after 1423). The History of the monastery at Soissons records its foundation 1 Jul 1391 by "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[705]. Dame de Florennes, de Martigny et de Rumigny. Enguerrand [VII] & his first wife had two children:

i) MARIE (-1404). The History of the monastery at Soissons records that "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy" had "duas filias Mariam…et Philippam" from his first wife "filia Eduardi Angliæ regis", adding that Marie married "domino Henrico de Bar"[706]. Ctss de Soissons. Heiress of Coucy and Oisy. m HENRI de Bar, son of ROBERT I Duc de Bar & his wife Marie de France (Bar-le-Duc [1367]-Treviso Nov 1398, bur Paris, couvent des Celestins).

ii) PHILIPPA (-Oct 1411). Heiress of Morholm, Wirisdale. She was styled Duchess of Ireland even after her divorce[707]. m (5 Oct 1376 or before, repudiated, divorced 1387, divorce declared void 17 Oct 1389) as his first wife, ROBERT de Vere Earl of Oxford, son of THOMAS de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Maud de Ufford (16 Jan 1362-Louvain 1392, bur Louvain, transferred Nov 1395 to Earl's Colne). He was created Marquess of Dublin for life 1 Dec 1385, and Duke of Ireland for life 13 Oct 1386.

Enguerrand [VII] & his second wife had one child:

iii) ISABELLE (-1411). The History of the monastery at Soissons names "Isabellam adhuc infantulam" as the daughter of "Enguerandus dominus de Coucy…et consorte mea Isabelli de Lotharingia"[708]. Ctss de Soissons 1408. m (Soissons 23 Apr 1409) PHILIPPE de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers et de Rethel, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders (Villaines-en-Duesmois Oct 1389-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Estelan near Rethel).

2. JEAN (-after 1354). Seigneur d´Havraincourt.

3. RAOUL (-after 1389). Seigneur de Montmirail, de la Ferté-Gaucher, d´Havraincourt, d´Encre, de Bailleul et de Hornoy. m JEANNE d´Harcourt, daughter of JEAN [V] Comte d´Harcourt et d´Aumâle & his wife Blanche de Ponthieu Ctss d´Aumâle (-1412 or after). Raoul & his wife had five children:

a) ENGUERRAND (-after 1392). Seigneur de Montmirail, d´Encre et de Havraincourt.

b) RAOUL (-Mar 1424). Bishop of Noyon 1415. Bishop of Metz 1424.

c) GUILLAUME (-after 1411). Seigneur de Montmirail.

d) BLANCHE (-1437). m HUGUES Comte de Roucy et de Braine, son of --- (-25 Oct 1395).

e) MARGUERITE (-after 1419). m (contract 2 Aug 1389) GUY de Nesle Seigneur d´Offemont et de Mello, son of --- (-after 21 Oct 1415).

4. AUBERT (-1388). Seigneur de Dronay. m (before 1365) as her second husband, JEANNE de Villesavoir, widow of --- de Vailly, daughter of ---. Aubert & his wife had two children:

a) MARIE . m firstly GILLES de Mailly, son of ---. m secondly GAUCHER de Châtillon Seigneur de Buisson, son of ---. m thirdly (before 1399) JEAN de Lissac, son of ---.

b) ISABELLE (-1413). m (before 1387) RAOUL de Raingeval, son of ---.

5. MARIE (-after 1347).

6. ISABELLE (-after 1347).


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Guillaume de Coucy's Timeline

Guines, Pas-De-Calais, France
Age 27
Aisne, Picardie, France
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Abt. 1315 Guines, Pas-De-Calais, France
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Abt. 1321 Guines, Pas-De-Calais, France
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Abt. 1325 Guines, Pas-De-Calais, France
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