Jeanne Lusignan de Geneville

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Jeanne Lusignan de Geneville (de Lusignan)

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
Place of Burial: Abbey of Saint-Ruf Valencia, Valence, Drome, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugues XII de Lusignan, comte de La Marche and Jeanne De Lusignan, Heiress de Fougères
Wife of Bernard Aiz, seigneur d'Albret and Sir Piers de Geneville, Baron of Trim
Mother of Isabelle, dame d'Albret; Mathé, dame d'Albret; Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville; Beatrice de Geneville, Nun Of Aconbury and Maud De Geneville, Nun Of Aconbury
Sister of Yolande de Lusignan, Comtesse de la Marche; Hugues XIII de Lusignan, comte de La Marche; Gui I de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche; Marie de Lusignan; Isabelle de Lusignan and 2 others
Half sister of Alice Le Brun

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About Jeanne Lusignan de Geneville

April 18, 1323

Jeanne de Lusignan died at the Abbey de Valence. Jeanne de Lusignan was born about 1260, the daughter of Hugues XII de Lusignan, comte de La Marche et d'Angoulême, and Jehanne de Fougères, dame de Fougères. In 1314 she succeeded her elder sister Yolande as Dame de Lusignan, de Couhe et de Peyrat, but not as Comtesse de La Marche; after her sister's death La Marche was annexed by Philippe IV, king of France, and given as an appanage to his son Charles 'le Bel'. In 1308, following the death of their brother Guy I de Lusignan, Jeanne and her sister Isabelle, as co-heiresses, had sold the county of Angoulême to the king.

With her first husband Bernard Aiz IV, sire d'Albret, son of Amanieu VI, sire d'Albret, and Mathe de Bordeaux, Jeanne had two daughters, Mathe and Isabelle, who did not have progeny.

After the death of her first husband in 1280, in 1283 Jeanne married Piers de Geneville, 2nd Lord Geneville, son of Geoffroy de Joinville, 1st baron de Geneville, sire de Vaucouleurs, and Mahaut de Lacy, heiress of Meath. Of their three daughters, two became nuns, and Joane would have progeny, marrying Roger Mortimer, 1st earl of March.

She was a descendant of three successive generations of de Lusignan Crusaders. Her husband was a descendant of two more Crusaders and a Magna Carta Baron, Hugh Bigod.

The Complete Peerage, 1936 , Doubleday, H.A. & Lord Howard de Walden. V 632

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Jeanne Lusignan de Geneville's Timeline

Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 18
Age 20
February 2, 1285
Age 25
Shropshire, England
Age 27
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
June 4, 1291
Age 31
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
April 18, 1323
Age 63
Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
Age 63
Abbey of Saint-Ruf Valencia, Valence, Drome, France
June 17, 1933
Age 63