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Nicolas 1er de Lalaing, Chevalier, Sire/Seigneur de Lalaing et de Hordaing

Death: after 1219
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon I de Forest de Lalaing, seigneur de Lalaing and Richesente de Landas
Husband of Unknown NN
Father of Simon II de Lalaing, seigneur de Lalaing, chevalier; Gossuin de Lalaing; Jean de Lalaing and Aleyde de Lalaing
Brother of Gossuin de Lalaing, seigneur de Fresnes; Mahaut de Lalaing, Dame de Raches; Alix de Lalaing; Agnès de Lalaing and Rictrude de Lalaing

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About Nicolas I, seigneur de Lalaing

Nicolas 1st of Lalaing,
knight, lord of Lalaing, vassal of the Abbey of Saint-Amand (from 1197),
said "cousin" of Philippe, Count of Flanders
(cited 1195, 1202, 1219; confirms charters from his father in 1200 donation in 1201;
on 04/14/1211 renounces his tithe of Lalaing in favor of the Abbey of Anchin; in 1219 freed the Abbey of Marchiennes from any right of transit (or vinage) in its seigniory, by water and by land)
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Pattou, Etienne. “Famille & Seigneurs De Lalaing.” Racines et Histoire :
Knight, Lord of Lalaing, vassal of the Abbey of Saint-Amand (cited as early as 1195 in a twelfth-century charter of Flanders, 1202, 1219. Was still alive in 1219. "in 1211 Philip of Flanders (Philip I of Namur), Marquis of Namur, Regent of Flanders and Hainaut, by notifying the Bishop of Cambrai that Nicolas de Lalaing had agreed to renounce a tithe for the benefit of the Abbey of Anchin, gave the latter the flattering term of "my cousin".(1)
(Robert Born)
sire of Lalaing, knight, is mentioned in 1197, among the vassals of the abbot of Saint-Amand (Nicolaus. de Lalen), in a charter of the county of Flanders and Hainaut confirming an exchange made between the abbot and his hereditary provost Gérard (8).

Around 1200, with the consent of his brother Gossuin and in the presence of Count Bauduin, he confirms the exchange concluded between the abbey of Anchin and his father (in 1178), as well as the gift of the brook of Lalaing. made to the abbey by his ancestors.

In 1201, in Douai, before the count and the countess, he concluded another treaty with the abbey (Preuves, nos. V and VI.)

On Thursday April 14, 1211, in Ath, in the presence of Philippe de Flandre, marquis of Namur, regent of Flanders and Hainaut, Nicolas de Lalaing, with the consent of Gossuin, his brother, renounces his tithe of Lalaing, to the profit of the abbey of Anchin. By announcing this transfer to the bishop of Arras, the same prince Philippe, first brother of Bauduin, emperor of Constantinople, count of Flanders and Hainaut, calls the lord of Lalaing MY COUSIN: it is a title of the most honourable for this illustrated house (Preuves, n°VII).

In 1219, Nicolas, lord of. Lalaing freed the abbey of Marchiennes of any right of transit in its seigniory, either by water, or by ground (Evidence, n° VIII).

Around the same time and in connection with this seigniorial right of transit, called "vinage", he was threatened with excommunication, for having used violence against the abbey of Hasnon; the provost of Douai, who also levied a "vinage" in his seigniory of Escarpel, was compromised in the same affair (Preuves, n° IX)

He had at least two sons:
1° Simon, who follows.
2° Jean de Lalaing, benefactor of the poor of the village, mentioned in the foundation made by his brother in 1243. Perhaps there is reason to add here:
3° delle N.. . de lalaing Lalaing, wife of N.... DE

In 1269, Amaury de Lespaisce, their heir, held in fief from the lord of Lalaing a share of the "vinage" of this place (Preuves, n° XIV). The genealogies of Lalaing attribute to her as a daughter "Aleyde," mentioned, they say, with her husband Gérard de Landas, lord of Eyne, "ber" or baron of Flanders, in the obituary of the church of Eyne, as well as in a charter of the abbey of Eename, of the year 1268; but this is an error: the knight Gérard de Landas sire of Eyne and as such "ber" of Flanders, and also sire of Esne or "Aisne" and as such peer of Cambrésis, married, in first marriage, Alix de Beauvois (Aelidis de Bello Visu), who died before 1260, and in second marriage, a lady called Marguerite, who wore a band or bandé. This is shown by several charters in the Departmental Archives, in the collection of the guillemites or guillemins of Walincourt (Cf. Demay, Sceaux de la Flandre, n°s 1179 and 1180).

(8) Liber albus, fo 24, part 16.

Société Académique, editor. Souvenirs De La Flandre Wallonne, Catalogue des Nobels de Nom, de Lalaing, Dix-Septieme, L. Crépin, 1882. un Comite Historique et Archeologique: Memories of Walloon Flanders:
These "first" Lalaings were knights, followers of the counts and countesses of Hainaut, but also benefactors. We find their names in the charters or narratives of chivalry. Nicolas de Lalaing is frequently cited in charters or cartularies of the abbeys of Marchiennes and Anchin, in between 1197 and 1219 he is described as a benefactor of the abbeys of Marchiennes and Anchin. In 1209, he freed it from the right of vinage on the Scarpe and on April 14, 1211, in Ath, in the presence of Philippe of Flanders, he renounces his tithe to cede it to the abbey of Anchin and to the bishop of Arras. After this transfer and his participation in the fourth crusade as a vassal of Count Baudouin (17), Prince Philippe, brother of the Count of Flanders and Hainaut called him his cousin. His marriage binds him to the house of Hordaing. From this union, three sons and a daughter are born: Simon who succeeds him, Gossuin who is mentioned in a charter in 1231 and Jean (18). The couple's daughter, Aleyde, is the wife of Gérard de Landas, Lord of Heyne, Beer in Flanders.

(17) Baudouin is also Emperor of Constantinople.

Labrie, Marc, 1ère partie : Généalogie et mœurs du lignage,
NICOLAS [I] de Lalaing, son of SIMON de Lalaing & his wife --- (-after 1219). Seigneur de Lalaing. Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut attested that “Nicholaus dominus de Laleng” had settled a dispute with Anchin about a ditch at Lalaing in line with an agreement made by “Symonem patrem suum”, with the consent of “Gozuino fratre suo”, by charter dated 1201[387].
m ---. The primary source which confirms the name of Nicolas’s wife has not been identified.
Nicolas [I] & his wife had children:
1. SIMON [II] de Lalaing (-[19 Oct]

, before 1252, bur Flines). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. Seigneur de Lalaing. The necrology of Lalaing records the death 19 Oct of “Simon de Lalaing jadis seigneur dudit Lalaing et de Sepmeries et de dame Alexandre son espeuze, lequel seigneur gist en l’abbaye de Flines et ladite dame...en l’église dudit Lalaing”[388]. m ALEXANDRA de Lesdaing, daughter of --- de Lesdaing & his wife Marguerite --- (-after 1252, bur Lalaing). The Catalogue des Lalaing names “Alexandra de Lesdaing, fille du chevalier N--- de Lesdaing et de Marguerite de N” as the wife of Simon [II], noting that she administered her deceased husband’s estates in 1252 on behalf of her minor children[389]. Simon [II]’s mother-in-law is named in the following document: “Nicolas sires de Lalaing chevaliers” donated revenue to Flines, for the souls “me...feme Agniès dame de Lalaing...medame Margeritain de Lesdaing me thaïen”, by charter dated Apr 1270[390]. The necrology of Lalaing records the death 19 Oct of “Simon de Lalaing jadis seigneur dudit Lalaing et de Sepmeries et de dame Alexandre son espeuze, lequel seigneur gist en l’abbaye de Flines et ladite dame...en l’église dudit Lalaing”[391]. Simon [II] & his wife had [three or more] children:

Cawley, Charles. “NORTHERN FRANCE-CAMBRAI, DOUAI, VALENCIENNES.” Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 24 Mar. 2022,''