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Jean VI d'Harcourt, comte d’Harcourt et Aumale, vicomte de Châtellerault otage de

Also Known As: "John of Vaudémont"
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Birthplace: Harcourt, Eure, Normandy, France
Death: February 28, 1389 (46)
Place of Burial: Notre Dame Du Parc, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
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Son of Jean V, comte d'Harcourt and Blanche de Ponthieu, comtesse d'Aumale
Husband of Catherine de Bourbon
Father of Jean VII de Harcourt, comte d’Harcourt et Aumale; Marie de Harcourt; Isabeau de Harcourt, dame de Rivière; Jeanne de Harcourt-Aumale; Marguerite de Harcourt and 4 others
Brother of Jeanne d'Harcourt, dame de Montmirail; Philippe d'Harcourt and Jacques I d'Harcourt, comte de Montgomery

Occupation: comte d’Harcourt et Aumale, vicomte de Châtellerault otage de Brétigny
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About Jean VI d’Harcourt, comte d’Harcourt et Aumale

John VI of Harcourt

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John VI of Harcourt or John of Vaudémont (1 December 1342 - 28 February 1389) was a count of Harcourt. He was son of John V of Harcourt and Blanche of Aumale.

He succeeded to his father's counties of Aumale and Harcourt and barony of Elbeuf on his execution in 1356

In 1359 John married Catharina (1342-1427), daughter of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon. They had the following children:

Charles (1366-1384)

John VII (1370-1452)

Louis (1382-1422), viscount of Châtellerault and lord of Aarschot in Mézières, archbishop of Rouen

Blanche (-1431), abbess of Fontevraut

Isabella (1371-1443), in 1383 married Humbert VI of Thoire en Villars

Johanna (1372-1456), wife of Montaigle, in 1393 married William II of Namur

Maria,in 1405 married Renaud IV of Gueldre (-1423) and in 1416 married Robert (-1431), son of Adolf of Gulik-Berg

Catharina, non

Margaretha (1378-), wife of Longueville and of Plaines, married John II lord of Estouteville,

Johanna, non.

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1. JEAN [VI] (Harcourt 1 Dec 1342-28 Feb 1389, bur Notre-Dame du Parc). A manuscript register records the birth 1 Dec 1342 “au chasteau de Harcourt” of “Jean de Harcourt...[qui] fut Comte de Harcourt et d’Aumalle”[989]. Comte d’Harcourt. Pierre Cochon’s Chronique Normande records the death “joedi xi jour de mars”, 1387 (O.S.) from the context, of “le compte de Harecourt” who had married “l’ante du roy” by whom he had two sons[990]. A manuscript register records the death “le dernier Feburier” 1388 [presumably O.S.] of “Jean de Harcourt sixiesme du nom et Comte de Harcourt et d’Aumalle” and his burial “au chœur du Parc sous les Cloches”[991].

m (Château du Louvre, Paris 14 Oct 1359) CATHERINE de Bourbon, daughter of PIERRE I Duc de Bourbon [Capet] & his wife Isabelle de Valois (-Paris 7 Jun 1427, bur Priory of Notre-Dame du Parc). Ayala’s Crónica de Pedro I records that another daughter “del...Duque de Borbon”, referred to third in his list, married “el Conde de Harecourt” when recording the negotiations for the marriage of her sister Blanche in 1351[992]. The Chronique des règnes de Jean II et de Charles V records the marriage 7 Oct 1359 of “Jehan conte de Harecourt, fil du conte de Harecourt qui avoit eu la teste couppée à Rouen” and “Katherine suer du duc de Bourbon, et fille du duc qui avoit esté mort en la bataille de Poitiers...suer aussi de la duchesse de Normandie, de la royne d’Espaigne et de la contesse de Savoy”, celebrated “au Louvre, près de Paris”[993]. A manuscript register records the death 7 Jun 1427 of “Catherine de Bourbon” and her burial at Notre-Dame du Parc[994]. Jean [VI] & his wife had children:

a) CHARLES (Harcourt 2 Feb 1366-1384). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt le jour de la Purification” 1366 (O.S.) of “Charles de Harcourt”, son of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon[995]. Père Anselme records his title and date of death but cites no sources on which the information is based[996]. Comte d’Aumâle. If this title is correct, his paternal grandmother must have resigned her county in his favour during her lifetime (see above).

b) JEAN [VII] (Lillebonne 1370-18 Mar 1452). A manuscript register records the birth “à l’Islebonne” 1370 of “Jean de Harcourt” [son of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon][997]. Comte d’Harcourt. m (contract Paris 17 Mar 1390) MARIE d’Alençon, daughter of PIERRE II Comte d'Alençon & his wife Marie Chamaillart (Château d’Essay, Orne 21 Mar 1374-Châteauneuf Cordeliers before 1418, bur Châteauneuf Cordeliers). Cagny’s Chronique d’Alençon names “l’ainsnée...Jehanne, la seconde Marie, la tierce Katherine, la quarte Margarite” as the four daughters of Pierre Comte d’Alençon and his wife, noting in a later passage that Marie was born 21 Mar 1373 “ou chastel d’Essay”, married “Jehan conte de Harcourt”, and was buried “à Chasteauleraust en l’eglise des Cordeliers” where she had died[998]. Père Anselme notes Marie’s marriage contract dated 17 Mar 1389 (O.S.?) but provides no citation reference for the document[999]. A manuscript register records that “Jean de Harcourt septiesme du nom” married “Marie d’Allençon” in 1389[1000]. Père Anselme notes that she died before 1418 (without citing any source on which this information is based)[1001]. Mistress (1): PHILIPPA Noelle, daughter of ---. Père Anselme names her as mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Jean but cites no sources on which the information is based[1002]. Jean [VII] & his wife had three children: i) JEAN [VIII] (9 Apr 1397-killed in battle Verneuil 17 Aug 1424, bur la Saussaye). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt” 9 Apr “avant Pasques” 1396 [presumably O.S.] of “Jean de Harcourt septiesme [error for huitiesme] du nom” [text garbled, referring to Jean [VI] as his father][1003]. Pierre Cochon’s Chronique Normande records that “le dalphin de Vyane” appointed “Jehan, Monsieur ainsné filz du compte de Harcourt” as “chapitaine du chastel et de la ville” at Rouen, dated to early 1416 from the context[1004]. Comte d’Harcourt. Comte d’Aumâle et de Mortain. The Geste des Nobles names “...le comte d’Aumarle...” among those killed in battle “devant Verneuil” 17 Aug 1424[1005]. Mistress (1): MARGUERITE de Preullay Vicomtesse de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT de Preullay Seigneur de Sainte-Croix & his wife Isabelle de Gemages Vicomtesse de Dreux. Père Anselme names her as mother of Jean’s illegitimate son Louis but cites no sources on which the information is based[1006]. Le Prévost provides further information, noting that Jean [VII] Comte d’Harcourt had refused to recognise “le mariage irrégulier de [son] fils avec Marguerite de Preulai vicomtesse de Dreux et d’admettre à son héritage un fils né de cette union” but that on his deathbed he bequeathed “la baronnie de Quatremarre à son petit-fils”, to which his two daughters objected, Jean [VII] reacting by selling family assets and donating the proceeds to his grandson[1007]. Jean [VIII] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): (a) LOUIS d’Harcourt bâtard d’Aumâle (-15 Dec 1479, bur Bayeux Cathedral). Père Anselme records his parentage and legitimation by Charles VII King of France in Apr 1441[1008]. Le Prévost records that in 1442 Louis was granted the right to bear the name “Harcourt” on condition he entered the church[1009]. Archbishop of Narbonne 1452. He bought the seigneuries de Fleury, de Morigny et de Ligny from Jeanne Crespin Dame du Bec Crespin et de Mauny[1010]. Bishop of Bayeux 1459. Patriarch of Jerusalem 1460. ii) MARIE (Harcourt 9 Sep 1398-29 Apr 1476). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt” 9 Sep 1398 of “Marie de Harcourt” daughter of “Jean de Harcourt septiesme du nom”, naming “Anthoine de Lorraine” as her husband[1011]. Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage (citing no source on which the information is based) and her testament dated 12 Nov 1474[1012]. Ctss d’Aumâle. m (12 Aug 1416) ANTOINE de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont, Baron de Joinville, son of FERRY de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont & his wife Marguerite de Joinville ([1394/95]-22 Mar 1458, bur Vaudémont). iii) JEANNE (Châtellerault 11 Sep 1399-3 Mar 1456, bur Ancenis Cordeliers). A manuscript register records the birth “à Chastellerault” 11 Sep 1399 of “Marie de Harcourt” daughter of “Jean de Harcourt septiesme du nom”[1013]. Père Anselme records her parentage and two marriages but cites no sources on which the information is based[1014]. Ctss d’Harcourt. m firstly (1414) as his second wife, JEAN [III] Seigneur de Rieux et de Rochefort, Baron d’Ancenis, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Rieux, Maréchal de France & his wife Jeanne de Rochefort Baronne d’Ancenis (-8 Jan 1431). m secondly (13 Nov 1434) as his second wife, BERTRAND de Dinan Baron de Châteaubriand, Maréchal de Bretagne, son of CHARLES de Dinan Seigneur de Montafilant & his third wife Jeanne de Beaumanoir. Jean [VII] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): iv) JEAN bâtard d’Harcourt (-after 1481). Père Anselme records his parentage, act of legitimation in Sep 1470, and testament (undated)[1015]. Seigneur de Gironde 1475. Sénéchal du Maine 1481. Jean [VII] had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: v) LOUIS dit Loyset d’Harcourt (-after 1454). Père Anselme records his parentage and notes his mention in documents dated 6 Feb 1443, 1447 and 1454[1016]. m (12 Sep 1444) CLAUDINE du Plessis, daughter of ---. Père Anselme records her marriage but cites no primary source on which the information is based[1017]. vi) MARIE bâtarde d’Harcourt . Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage “suivant les memoires manuscrits de M. du Chesne”[1018]. m LOUIS de Tournebu Seigneur de la Londe, son of ---. vii) JEANNE bâtarde d’Harcourt . Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage “suivant des memoires” (unspecified)[1019]. m FOULQUES de Saquainville Seigneur de Blaru, son of ---.

c) ISABELLE (Lillebonne 13 Jun 1371-16 Apr 1443). A manuscript register records the birth “[%C3%A0] Lislebonne” 23 Jun 1371 of “Isabeau de Harcourt” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon] who married “Imbert de Thoure seigneur de Villars” and who “vesquit iusques en l’an 1416”[1020]. Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated 8 Nov 1394 under which [her husband] "Humbert sire de Villars" granted “la terre du Châtelard en Bresse et le château de Boys” by way of additional dower to “Isabelle d’Harcourt sa femme”[1021]. Dame d’Annonay: Charles VI King of France confirmed "[le] château d’Annonay" to “la dame de Villars” and the waiver of sums due under an agreement between Jean II King of France and “Aymar de Roussillon jadis seigneur d’Annonay”, mentioning “Alice fille d’Aymar de Roussillon et femme d’Humbert seigneur de Villars”, by charter dated 29 Apr 1411[1022]. It is clear from the following document that the unnamed “dame de Villars” was Isabelle Harcourt: Charles VI King of France, at the request of "consanguinea nostra Ysabellis de Haricuris domina de Villariis, Rossilhonis et Annoniaci", consented to the magistrate with jurisdiction “locus Annoniaci baroniam” to be titled “baillivu[s]” instead of “bajul[us]” by charter dated 10 Mar 1417 (N.S.)[1023]. Arrangements were made by "la dame de Villars" (unnamed) with “le duc de Bourbon et ses enfants” for the transfer of “la seigneurie d’Annonay”, dated to [1415][1024]. The testament of "Isabelle d’Harcourt veuve de Humbert seigneur de Thoire et de Villars, dame de Roussillon, de Riverie et du Bois", dated 20 Nov 1441, appointed “Charles duc de Bourbonnais” as her heir[1025]. m (11 Oct 1383) as his third wife, HUMBERT [VI] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars, son of HUMBERT [V] Seigneur de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Béatrix de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comt%C3%A9] ([1342/43]-Trévoux 24 Jul 1423).

d) JEANNE (Harcourt 23 Jun 1372-before 4 Oct 1373). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt...vigile de S. Jean Baptiste” 1372 of “Jeanne de Harcourt” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon] and “à Harcourt le jour S. François” 1373 of “autre Jeanne de Harcourt”[1026]. Jeanne must have died before the birth of her younger sister who was given the same name.

e) JEANNE (Harcourt 4 Oct 1373-16 Apr 1443). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt...vigile de S. Jean Baptiste” 1372 of “Jeanne de Harcourt” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon] and “à Harcourt le jour S. François” 1373 of “autre Jeanne de Harcourt”[1027]. The church of Namur Saint-Pierre acknowledged receipt of a bequest of jewels and relics made by "nostre…seigneur…Guillaumez de Flandres…ou tamps de sa vie conte de Namur, seigneur de Béthune, de Bailloel et de Petenghien en Flandres" from "madame Johanne de Harrecourt contesse et dame desdis lieux sa femme" by charter dated 6 Feb 1418[1028]. Dame de Montaigle et de Béthune. m (1393) as his second wife, GUILLAUME II Comte de Namur, son of GUILLAUME I "le Riche" Comte de Namur & his second wife Catherine de Savoie (22 Jan 1355-10 Jan 1418).

f) CATHERINE (Harcourt 1376-). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt” 1376 of “Catherine de Harcourt...religieuse à Poissy” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon][1029]. Catherine presumably died young as no later reference to her has been found.

g) MARGUERITE (Harcourt 11 Apr 1377-). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt” 11 Apr 1377 of “Marguerite de Harcourt” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon][1030]. Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage but cites no source on which the information is based[1031]. Dame de Longueville et de Plaines. m JEAN [II] Seigneur d’Estouteville, d’Hotot et de Vallemont, son of ROBERT [VI] Seigneur d’Estouteville & his wife Marguerite de Montmorency (-[1436]).

h) MARIE (La Saussaye 24 Feb 1380-after 1427, bur Nideggen). A manuscript register records the birth “à la Saussaye le jour S. Mathieu Apostre” 1379 [presumably O.S.] of “Marie de Harcourt” [daughter of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon][1032]. Pierre Cochon’s Chronique Normande records the marriage, in May 1405 from the context, of “le duc de Guelles” and “l’ainsnée fille du compte de Harcourt”[1033]. m firstly (5 May 1405) REINALD Duke of Gelre, son of WILHELM Duke of Jülich & his wife Maria van Gelre ([1365]-Terlet near Arnhem 25 Jun 1423, bur Monnikhizen). m secondly (Köln 24 Feb 1426, Papal dispensation 8 Nov 1426) RUPRECHT von Jülich, son of ADOLF Duke of Berg and Jülich & his wife Yolande de Bar (-12 Aug 1431).

i) LOUIS (24 Dec 1382-beore 19 Nov 1422, bur Châtellerault Cordeliers). A manuscript register records the birth “à Harcourt la nuict de Noël” 1382 of “Louis de Harcourt...fut Archevesque l’an 1408” [son of Jean [VI] d’Harcourt and his wife Catherine de Bourbon][1034]. Pierre Cochon’s Chronique Normande records the death “joedi xi jour de mars”, 1387 (O.S.) from the context, of “le compte de Harecourt” who had married “l’ante du roy” by whom he had two sons[1035]. It is assumed that the second son to whom this entry refers was Louis, as his older brother Charles was already deceased at the time. Vicomte de Châtellerault. Archbishop of Rouen 1407. Gallia Christiana records his death in 1422, the see being declared vacant “XIII Kal Dec” in that year[1036]. Mistress (1): CATHERINE d’Ablevoye, daughter of ---. Père Anselme names “Catherine d’Ablevoye, fille libre” as the mother of Louis’s illegitimage son but cites no sources on which the information is based[1037]. Louis had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): i) LOUIS d’Harcourt bâtard de Châtellerault (-after 1 Jul 1444). Père Anselme records his parentage and act of legitimation at Montils-lez-Tours 1 Jul 1444 by Charles VII King of France[1038].

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December 1, 1342
Harcourt, Eure, Normandy, France
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April 25, 1370
Lillebonne, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
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