Honfroy III, lord of Toron

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Honfroy III de Toron

Also Known As: "Onufry III", "Humphrey III of Toron", "Onfroy III Toron", "Seigneur d'Outre-Jourdain et de Montréal"
Death: 1173 (32-33)
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Son of Honfroy II de Toron, seigneur de Toron and Eschive de Brus, Dame de Belinas
Husband of Étiennette (Estéfénie) de Milly, lady of Oultrejordain
Father of Isabella de Toron and Humphrey IV, lord of Toron & Oultrejordain

Managed by: FARKAS Mihály László
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About Honfroy III, lord of Toron

i) HONFROY [III] (before 1148-1173). “Anfredum de Torono” donated harvest “in terra Sancti Abrahe” to the lepers of St Lazarus, with the support of “uxor...ipsius Anfredi et filius” in the presence of “...Guidonis Scandaleonis domini”, by charter dated 1148[1161]. His marriage in 1163 suggests his birth some years before 1148, which indicates that the unnamed son in this document would probably have been Honfroy [II]. “Anfridus” donated revenue from “cavages...in casali Turroni” to the lepers of St Lazarus, with the consent of “uxoris mee et filii mei Anfredi”, by charter dated May 1151[1162]. "Henfredus de Torono constabularius et filius eius Henfredus…" subscribed the charter dated 26 Jul 1160 under which "Balduinus…in sancta Iherusalem Latinorum rex quartus" granted privileges to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, listed first among the subscribers[1163]. "…Humfredus de Toreno constabularius et filius eius Umfredus…" subscribed the charter dated 16 Jul 1164 under which "Amalricus…in sancta civitate Ierusalem Latinorum rex quintus" granted privileges to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem[1164]. Lord of Toron. Nur ed-Din besieged Krak, capital of the fief of Oultrejourdain in 1173, but he was forced to retreat by Honfroy de Toron[1165]. William of Tyre names him "Henfredo iuniore senioris Henfredi filio" when recording his death in 1173[1166]. Baudouin IV King of Jerusalem annexed the fief of Toron[1167].

m (1163) as her first wife, STEPHANIE de Milly heiress of Oultrejourdain, daughter of PHILIPPE de Milly Lord of Nablus & his wife Isabelle ---. The Lignages d'Outremer name "Helvys et Estefenie" as the two daughters of "mesire Phelippe de Naples", specifying that Stephanie was heiress of her father and was wife (firstly) of "Hamfrei le seignor dou Thoron…fiz…Hamfrei…conestable", and (secondly) of "prince Renaut, qui avoit esté prince d'Antioche de par sa feme l'autre"[1168]. William of Tyre names her "Stephaniam Philippi Neapolitani filiam" when recording her (first) husband's death in 1173[1169]. He describes her father's lordship as "Arabiæ secundæ quæ est Petracensis qui locus hodie vulgo Crach, et Syriæ Sobal qui locus hodie Montis Regalis, quarum utraque est trans Jordanem"[1170]. She is named Lady of Krak by William of Tyre (Continuator)[1171]. She married secondly Milon de Plancy, and thirdly ([1175/Nov 1177]) as his second wife, Renaud de Châtillon. "Hainfredus, filius...domini Hainfredi iuvenis" donated property to St Lazarus, Jerusalem, with the consent of "domini mei Rainaldi principis terre Montis Regalis et Ebronensis domini atque domine Stefanie matris mee, uxoris sue", for the salvation of "domini Philippi avi mei, atque domini Hainfredi connestabuli, et domini Hainfredi patris mei", and for the redemption of the souls of “matris mee...domine Stephanie necnon et domini Rainaldi principis sponsi sui”, by charter dated 21 Apr 1183[1172].

 Honfroy [III] & his wife had two children: 

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