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1. ATHON de COURTENAY b.c.985 d. after 1000 Courtenay, Loiret, France Athon may have been the son of Renaud, Seigneur de Chateau Renard.(2) In about the year 1000, during the reign of King Robert the wise, Athon fortified Courtenay in the Isle de France between Sens and Montargis. The Historia of Monk Aimon names "Atho filius cuiusdam Gastellarii de Castro-Rainardo" and adds that he acquired "castrum Cortinaci" and married "quondam nobilem dominam", however he doesn't name her. He states that they had a son "Joscelinum de Cortinaco".(1) Issue2I. JOSSELIN- m.1. Hildegarde, d. of Gaufride, Comte de Gastinois, 2. ELIZABETH de MONTHERY, d. after 1065 Ref: (1) Ex Continuatione Historiae Aimoni Monachi Floriacensis- RHGF, XI, p. 276 (2) Provinces, Pays and Seigneuries of France- Paul Abbot, Myrtleford, 1981- p. 97 The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. III, p. 465 Histoire Genealogique de la Maison de France- Pere Anselme- Tome I, p. 527 English Genealogy- Sir Anthony Wagner, Oxford, 1960 Les Comtes d'Anjou et Leurs Alliance aux Xe et XIe Siecles- Christian Settipani, in "Family Trees and the Roots of Politics: The Prosopography of Britain and France from the 10th to 12th Century"- Katherine Keats Rohan, Ed., Woodbridge, 1997- p. 265 2I. JOSSELIN (ATHON 1), Seigneur de Courtenay m.1. Hildegarde, d. of Gaufride, Comte de Gastinois and Ermengarde d'Angou 2. ELIZABETH de MONTLHERY- d. of Guy de Montlhery and Hodierne de Gometz la Ferte d. after 1065
Issue- first child by Hildegarde, last three by Elizabeth I. Vaindemonde- m. Renard, comte de Joigny 3II. MILES- m. ERMENGARDE de NEVERS III. Hodierne- m. Geoffrey de Joinville III. Joscelyn- d. before 1 Oct. 1131 Aleppo. Ancestor of the counts of Edessa and Kings of Jerusalem IV. Geoffrey- d. 1136 Syria. V. Renaud- bur. Abbey of St. Jean
Ref: The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. IV, p.317; VI, p. 215 Time Powys-Lybbe's web page at: http://www.tim.ukpub.net 3II. MILES (ATHON 1, JOSSELIN 2)- Seigneur de Courtenay m. ELIZABETH de NEVERS, d. of Renaud, Count of Nevers d. after 1127 "Milo de Curtiniaco" confirmed the donation by Robertus Bonet to the prior of Neronville of a grange with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor Milonis" by charter dated 1110-16.(2) Miles founded the Cistertian Abbey of Fontain-Jean in 1124 and was buried there. The charter records donations including one in the presence of "Milo de Curtiniaco et uxor eius Elisabeth et filii eorum Willelmus, Joscelinus, Rainaldus".(3) A charter dated 1133 records a donation to the abbey of St. Jean de Sens by "Milo de Curteno" adding that his widowed mother had become a nun there and that "frater eius Rainaudus" was buried there which comfirms that Milo was the son of his father's second marriage.(1) Issue I. William- d.s.p. 1147 on the Crusade. II. Josceline- d.s.p. 4III. RENARD- m.1. HAWISE de DONJON, 2. Maud Fitz Roy, d. after 1161 Ref: (1) Cartulaire General de L'Yonne- M. Quantin, Ed., 1860- Vol. I, CLXXII, p. 294 (2) Neronville Chartulary- XXX, p. 323 (3) Cartulaire General de l'Yonne- Tome I, CXXVIII, p. 237 The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. IV, p.317; VI, p. 231 Domesday Descendants- K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Boydell Press, 2002- p. 429 Time Powys-Lybbe's web page at: http://www.tim.ukpub.net 4III. RENARD (ATHON 1, JOSSELIN 2, MILES 3)- Seigneur de Courtenay m.1. HAWISE de DONJON, sister to Guy de Donjon, d. of Frederic de Donjon 2. Hawise d'Avranches- (d. before 1173), d. of Robert d'Avranches d. after 1161 Sutton, Berkshire 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.(1) Renauld set out on the Crusade with Louis VII in 1147 but, returned before the king. Renauld succeeded to the estates of his father upon the death of his older brothers. He was described as Seigneur de Montargis, Chateau Renard, Champignelle, Tanlay, Charny, Chantecoq and several other seigneuries situated in the Pays de Gastinois around Sens.
Renauld came to England with Henry II in 1151. He was instrumental in effecting the match between Henry II and Eleanor of France. He was among those who vindicated Eleanor who was accused of infidelity while King Louis was in the Holy Land. Renauld was one of King Henry's favorites and was with him in the wars. He was a witness to many deeds and charters. Renauld lost his possessions in France when King Louis VII seized them and granted them to his brother Pierre. In a letter from Thibaut, Comte de Champagne to the Abbot of St. Denis, Governor of the Realm in the King's absence Thibaut says: "This is to let you know that Renaud de Courtenay hath done great injury to the King... for he hath seized on certain merchants that are the King's subjects, who have discharged their toll at Orleans and Sens, and hath stripped them of all their goods. It is, therefore, necessary, to order him in the King's name, they be set at liberty and all that belongs to them restored. In case he refuse... and you be desirous to march an army against him... let me know, and I will send you aid."(2) Renaud probably died c.1190 as his son Reginald paid relief for Sutton without prejudice to the rights of his brother William.
Sutton Courtenay Manor- Home of the Courtenays until 1293 Issue- first three children by first wife, last by second. I. Guillaume- m. Maud Fitz Edith 5II. RENARD- m. HAWISE of OKEHAMPTON, d. 27 Sept. 1194 III. Elizabeth/Isabelle- m. Prince Pierre de France (son of King Louis 'The Fat' of France, d. before 1183), d. after 14 Sept. 1205 IV. ______- m. Avelon, Lord of Selegny V. Robert- m.1. Maud FitzUrse of Bulwick, 2. before 8 Dec. 1195 Alice FitzDuncan of Cockermouth (m.1. Gilbert Pipard, sheriff of Gloucester) Ref: (1) Dugdale's Monasticon- V, Ford Abbey, Devonshire, I, p. 378 (2) Memorials of Old Devonshire-F.J. Snell, Ed., Bemrose and Sons, Ltd., London, 1904- p.45 The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. IV, p.317; VI, pp. 231-2 Domesday Descendants- K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Boydell Press, 2002- p. 429
Time Powys-Lybbe's web page at: http://www.tim.ukpub.net 5II. RENARD (ATHON 1, JOSSELYN 2, MILES 3, RENARD 4) m. HAWISE of OKEHAMPTON (d. 31 July 1209, bur. Ford Abbey, Devon), d. of William de CURCI d. 27 Sept. 1194 Through his wife Hawise, Renard obtained many large estates in the West of England, the Barony of Okehampton, the Shrievalty of Devon, custody of Exeter castle, and the title of Viscount.(1)
Okehampton Castle In 1167 Roger of Hovedon records that Reginald de Curteney witnessed a treaty of peace between Henry II and Roderick, King of Connaught.(2) Issue 6I. ROBERT- m. MARY de RIVIERS, Countess of Devon (d. after 1242), d. 26 July 1242 II. Egelina- m. Gilbert Bassett III. Reginald IV. HenryRef: (1) Memorials of Old Devonshire- F.J. Snell, Ed., Bemrose and Sons, Ltd., London, 1904- p. 48 (2) Ibid- p. 47 Peerage of England- Vol. VI, pp. 232-8
The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. IV, p.317 Domesday Descendants- K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Boydell Press, 2002- p. 429 English Baronies- I.J. Sanders, Oxford University Press, 1963- p.70 Time Powys-Lybbe's web page at: http://www.tim.ukpub.net 6I. ROBERT (ATHON 1, JOSSELYN 2, MILES 3, RENARD 4, RENARD 5) m. MARY de RIVIERS, Countess of Devon (m.1. Pierre de Preaux, d. after 1242) d. 26 July 1242 Iwerne, Dorset bur. Ford Abbey, Devon Robert de Courtenay of Okehampton identified William de Curcy as his grandfather in a suit dated 1223.(1)
Issue I. John- m. Isabel de Vere (living Feb. 1298/9), d. 5 May 1273, bur. Ford Abbey II. William- m. Joan Bassett 7III. HAWISE- m. JOHN de NEVILLE (d. 1246), d. before 8 Apr. 1269 Ref: (1) The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. IV, p. 317 The Complete Peerage- St. Catherine Press, London- Vol. III, p. 465; IV, pp.317, 323 English Baronies- I.J. Sanders, Oxford University Press, 1963- pp.70, 138 Time Powys-Lybbe's web page at: http://www.tim.ukpub.net