Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay

Is your surname de Courtenay?

Research the de Courtenay family

Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay

Also Known As: "Reginald", "Réginald"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Courtenay, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: after circa 1149
Immediate Family:

Son of Miles (Milo) de Courtenay, seigneur de Courtenay and Ermengarde de Nevers
Husband of Helvide ‘Hawise’ du Donjon, Dame d'Yerres
Father of Élisabeth de Courtenay and Adelvia ‘Helvide’ de Courtenay
Brother of Joscelin de Courtenay and Guillaume de Courtenay

Occupation: Sieur, de Courtenay, de Montargis, de Tanlay, de Champignelles, de Chamy
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay

Renauld de Courtenay

  • Born: Unknown
  • Died: Unknown
  • Father: Milon de Courtenay
  • Mother: Elizabeth de Nevers
  • Wife: (uncertain) du Donjon

Children:

  1. Elizabeth, his heiress, who married Pierre de France, and assumed the Courtenay name
  2. Adelvia (Adelina), who married Avalon, seigneur de Saillenay

Biography

Updated 3 November 2022

Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay, was the son of Miles (Milo) de Courtenay, Seigneur (lord of the manor) of Courtenay, in the Kingdom of France, today in the Loiret department in north-central France, by his wife Ermengard de Nevers.

Renaud succeeded his father as Seigneur of Courtenay. He fought in the Second Crusade, with King Louis VII of France. He quarrelled with King Louis VII, who seized Renaud's French possessions and gave them along with Renaud's daughter Elizabeth to his youngest brother, Pierre (Peter) of France, who thenceforth became known as Peter I of Courtenay (died 1183).

Identification

The other Renaud

Peter Stewart explained in a post at SGM, 27 January 2003 < GoogleGroups > “Parents of Elisabeth de Courtenay”

… Despite the legend of a dispute between king and vassal, resulting in Renaud's dispossession and exile to England, there is no documentary evidence that he ever returned from crusade, and since his elder daughter was soon afterwards married as his heiress to the king's brother it may be safer to assume that the seigneur de Courtenay didn't survive the expedition. If he did go back to become the lord of Sutton (father of Renaud #3c above), as in the CP version of events, then this Renaud must have been a very old man when he died towards the end of 1190. On the whole this identification appears fairly weak - if the mysterious father of the English Renaud (#3c) belonged to the same family he was more probably illegitimate than otherwise, maybe a son or nephew of his French namesake (#2).

Family

From Peter Stewart, post at SGM, 27 January 2003 < GoogleGroups > “Parents of Elisabeth de Courtenay”

The following account of the first Courtenay family's last generations was given, largely from earlier secondary sources, in _Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la Maison royale de France..._ by Père Anselme (Pierre de Guibours) & others, third edition, 9 vols (Paris, 1726-33), vol I pp 474 and 527-8:

  • 1 Miles, seigneur de Courtenay, died after 1127 [NB actually in or after 1138 when he last occurs], married ca 1095 Ermengarde de Nevers
    • 2 (their third son) Renaud, seigneur de Courtenay, allegedly married an unnamed sister of Guy du Donjon [who is stated wrongly to have been living in 1148], also described as daughter of Frederic, seigneur du Donjon
      • 3a Elisabeth, died 14 September in or after 1205, married Pierre de France (ancestors of the second French Courtenay line)
      • 3b Unnamed daughter, died sp, married Avalon, seigneur de Saillenay
      • CP vol IV p 317 (table) states that Renaud (#2) lost his lands in France & held Sutton, Berkshire in 1161. He is given a second marriage, to Maud, dame du Sap, said to be childless. This version omits #3b above and adds instead:
      • 3c Renaud de Courtenay, died 27 September 1194, married Hawise de Curcy, lady of Okehampton (ancestors of the English Courtenays) [Disputed origins]

With minor variations this has become the standard genealogy in English works since.

Disputed children

These children detached from Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay and added to Reynold l de Courtenay, 1st lord of Sutton:

Disputed wife or wives

From SGM post, Douglas Richardson, 8 November 2019 < GoogleGroups >

Starting at the beginning, Du Bouchet, Histoire généalogique de la Maison royale de Courtenay (1661): 11–12 states that "Renard" de Courtenay [living c.1149] married the sister of Guy du Donion, one of the celebrated knights of his time. On pages 377–378, he further identifies Elizabeth de Courtenay, wife of Pierre de France, as the daughter of Renaud, seigneur of Courtenay, by N... du Donjon, daughter of Ferry du Donjon, Seigneur of Yerre [Yerres].

The correct account is that Renaud de Courtenay (living c.1149) had a wife of unknown name and parentage, by whom he had two daughters, the younger being Elizabeth (or Isabelle), wife of Pierre of France.

Following Renaud's death, his widow married (2nd) Ferri de Donjon (living 1174), by which marriage she had Baudouin du Donjon, [Saint] Guillaume du Donjon [Archbishop of Bourges], Gui du Donjon, and Pierre du Donjon. …


Additionally seen:

Renaud de Courtenay 1, son of Miles de Courtenay and his wife Ermengarde de Nevers, is the fifth lord of Courtenay.

Renaud and his older brother William accompanied King Louis VII to Palestine to participate in the Second Crusade . His brother died during the trip, he returned to France and then has appropriate lordships of Courtenay, Châteaurenard, Champignelles, Bléneau, Tanlay and Charny .

He married Eustachia de Corbeil (sometimes called Elisabeth de Corbeil, or Hélène du Donjon), daughter of Baudoin de Corbeil 3 , of whom he had:

Elizabeth , married to Pierre de France , son of King Louis VI . From this marriage comes the Capetian house of Courtenay , Another daughter, married to the lord of Seignelay 5 .

http://gw.geneanet.org/frebault?lang=fr&pz=henri&nz=frebault&ocz=0&...

Marié avec Moenée d'Arthel (Parents : H Hugues III d'Arthel, vicomte de Clamecy ?


Disputed information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaud_de_Courtenay (has disputed information)


Spouse: (1) Maud FitzRobert FitzRoy (NOT her half-sister Hawise d'Avranches, as often reported--Hawise married Rainaud/Reginald II. Cawley's Medieval Lands database is incorrect regarding this family). Maud died in 1124 childless. (2) Helvis de Donjon who was mother to his children:

Issue: Guillaume, Renaud/Reginald II Elizabeth, Robert

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CHAMPAGNE%20NOBILITY.htm

RENAUD de Courtenay (-27 Sep [1189/94]). A charter dated to [1120/39] records donations for the foundation of the abbey of Notre-Dame des Echarlis, including a donation in the presence of "Milo de Curtiniaco et uxor eius Elisabeth et filii eorum Willelmus, Joscelinus, Rainaldus". Sire de Courtenay. Burke´s Peerage records that Louis VII King of France quarrelled with Renaud while on the Second Crusade, confiscated his French possessions, and bestowed them on his younger brother Pierre whom he married to Renaud´s daughter Elisabeth. The same source records that Henry II King of England granted him the lordship of Sutton, Berkshire in 1161. "…Raginaldo de Cortenaio" subscribed the charter dated to [1169] under which Henry II King of England confirmed the donation of revenue from "manerio de Contona" [Compton] to Fontevraud by "Willelmus de Sancto Johanne et Robertus frater suus". The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records the death “V Kal Oct 1194” of “Reginaldus de Courtenay”. m firstly HELVIS de Donjon, daughter of FREDERIC de Donjon & his wife ---. Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln, but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. m secondly HAWISE d´Avranches, daughter of ROBERT d´Avranches & his wife Mathilde Avenill (-1 Aug 1209). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua…unicam filiam…Matildam” had “filiam unam…Hawisiam, necnon duas alias, postea factas moniales” by her husband “Roberto de Abrincis” and that she married “Reginaldo de Courtenay” as his second wife. According to Burke´s Peerage, the second wife of Renaud de Courtenay was "Maud Dame du Sap, daughter of Robert FitzRoy by his w Maud d´Avranches". However, this appears to confuse her with the wife of Guillaume de Courtenay, eldest son of Renaud by his first marriage, assuming that the primary sources correctly record the relationships which are shown here. Renaud & his first wife had three children, Guillaume, Renaud, and Elizabeth. Renaud & his second wife had one child, Robert. ______________________________________________________

The family of Renaud de COURTENAY and .. du DONJON [129216] COURTENAY (de), Renaud (..)

  • married about 1125, from .. (France) DONJON (du), .. (..) 1) Élisabeth, married about 1152 Pierre I de FRANCE

Bibliographie : Histoire de la maison royale de France (Père Anselme)

http://www.francogene.com/quebec--genealogy/129/129216.php


He fought in the Second Crusade with King Louis VII of France.



Royal Titles: Seigneur of Courtenay, Seigneur De Montargtis, Baron of Sutton


RENAUD de Courtenay (-27 Sep [1189/94]). A charter dated to [1120/39] records donations for the foundation of the abbey of Notre-Dame des Echarlis, including a donation in the presence of "Milo de Curtiniaco et uxor eius Elisabeth et filii eorum Willelmus, Joscelinus, Rainaldus". Sire de Courtenay. Burke´s Peerage records that Louis VII King of France quarrelled with Renaud while on the Second Crusade, confiscated his French possessions, and bestowed them on his younger brother Pierre whom he married to Renaud´s daughter Elisabeth. The same source records that Henry II King of England granted him the lordship of Sutton, Berkshire in 1161. "…Raginaldo de Cortenaio" subscribed the charter dated to [1169] under which Henry II King of England confirmed the donation of revenue from "manerio de Contona" [Compton] to Fontevraud by "Willelmus de Sancto Johanne et Robertus frater suus". The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records the death “V Kal Oct 1194” of “Reginaldus de Courtenay”. m firstly HELVIS de Donjon, daughter of FREDERIC de Donjon & his wife ---. Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln, but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. m secondly HAWISE d´Avranches, daughter of ROBERT d´Avranches & his wife Mathilde Avenill (-1 Aug 1209). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua…unicam filiam…Matildam” had “filiam unam…Hawisiam, necnon duas alias, postea factas moniales” by her husband “Roberto de Abrincis” and that she married “Reginaldo de Courtenay” as his second wife. According to Burke´s Peerage, the second wife of Renaud de Courtenay was "Maud Dame du Sap, daughter of Robert FitzRoy by his w Maud d´Avranches". However, this appears to confuse her with the wife of Guillaume de Courtenay, eldest son of Renaud by his first marriage, assuming that the primary sources correctly record the relationships which are shown here. Renaud & his first wife had three children, Guillaume, Renaud, and Elizabeth. Renaud & his second wife had one child, Robert.


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58303847

Elisabeth of Courtenay Elisabeth of Courtenay Biography Birth 1127 View and edit data on Wikidata Death 1205 View and edit data on Wikidata Father Renaud de Courtenay View and edit data on Wikidata Spouse Peter I of Courtenay View and edit data on Wikidata Children Peter II of Courtenay Alice of Courtenay View and edit data on Wikidata Edit - edit code - edit Wikidata Model documentation Élisabeth de Courtenay (c. 1127-1205) is the daughter and heiress of Renaud de Courtenay and his wife Élisabeth, sometimes called Hélène (or Eustachie, daughter of Baudoin de Corbeil 1 ) of the Dungeon, Corbeil 2 . The Capetian house of Courtenay is the result of his marriage to Pierre de France. Summary 1 Marriage and Descendancy 2 Ancestry 3 Notes and references 4 Related article Marriage and Descent [ edit | Change the code ] In 1150 3 , she married one of the sons of the King of France Louis VI , Pierre de France (around 1126-1183) 3 , who by this marriage became Lord of Courtenay, and from which came: Peter II of Courtenay 4 (c. 1155-1219), Latin emperor of Constantinople in 1216, A daughter 4 , married to Eudes de La Marche, Alix de Courtenay 4 , married to Guillaume de Joigny (marriage canceled) and then to Aymeric Taillefer, count of Angoulême . From her second union she has a daughter, Isabella of Angouleme , Queen of England by her marriage to King John the Landless, Robert de Courtenay 4 (c. 1168-1239), Lord of Conches and Champignelles-en-Puisaye, Eustachie Courtenay , successively married to Guillaume de Brienne , lord of Pacy-sur-Armançon , then in 1199 to William I of Champlitte , the future Prince of Achaia , and then to Count William I of Sancerre , Leniency Courtenay , married to Gui VI Auvergne, vicomte Thiers Philippe de Courtenay 4 Isabelle de Courtenay, wife of Aymond III de Charost, Constance Courtenay , married to Gasce Poissy, then to William of Breteuil , Guillaume de Courtenay 4 (about 1172 - died between 1233 and 1248), lord of Tanlay, https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&p...


Biography

Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, Page: 833.

https://hammroots.com/getperson.php?personID=I24679&tree=Main

Renaud de Courtenay, Lord of Courtenay; accompanied Louis VII of France on the Second Crusade but quarreled with him so that Louis seized his French possessions and bestowed them, with Renaud's daughter (Elizabeth) in marriage, on his (Louis') own younger brother Pierre; Renaud subsequently threw in his lot with the English kings and was granted the Lordship of Sutton (now Sutton Courtenay), on the Berks-Oxon borders by Henry II 1161; accompanied Henry II to Wexford in the Irish expedition of 1172; married 1st Hedwige (living 1148-58), sister of Guy du Donjon; married 2nd Maud, Dame du Sap (dsp 1224), daughter of Robert Fitz Roy (illegitimate son of Henry I of England) by his wife Maud d'Avranches.

view all 38

Renauld de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay's Timeline

1100
1100
Courtenay, Loiret, Centre, France
1129
1129
Courtenay, Loiret, Centre, France
1140
1140
Courtenay, Galinois, France
1149
1149
Age 49
1161
1161
Age 49
of Sutton, Berks Co, England
1930
November 1, 1930
Age 49
November 1, 1930
Age 49
November 1, 1930
Age 49
November 1, 1930
Age 49