Albéric I de Dammartin
(-After 1162)
Albéric II de Dammartin Seigneur de la Ferté-Alais, Comte de Dammartin
(Abt 1138-1200)


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1. Joan Basset
2. Mathilde de Clermont

Albéric II de Dammartin Seigneur de la Ferté-Alais, Comte de Dammartin 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1138
  • Marriage (1): Joan Basset about 1159-1160 1
  • Marriage (2): Mathilde de Clermont after 1162 1
  • Died: 19 Sep 1200, Lillebonne, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, 76170, FR aged about 62 1 2 3
  • BuriedMale: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Jumièges, Jumièges, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, 76480, FR

   Another name for Albéric was Aubry II de Dammartin.1

  General Notes:

AUBRY [II], son of AUBRY [I] & his wife --- (-Lillebonne 20 Sep 1200, bur Jumièges). Seigneur de la Ferté-Alais. Comte de Dammartin. "Amalricus...Silvanectensis episcopus" confirmed the donation of "usum...totius forestæ Espioniæ de Bealci" made to Charlieu by "Albericus camerarius et filius eius Albericus comes de Dammartin", with the consent of "Johanne scancione regis et uxore sua Helisendi et Petro filio suo", by charter dated 1162. "Albericus de Domnomartino eiusdem Feritatis dominus" witnessed the charter dated to [1166] given by the prior of La Ferté to Yerres abbey. "Aubericus dominus Feritatis et uxor mea Mahaudis et filius meus Renaudus" donated dead wood "de Amaro Nemore domui de Retollu" to the church of Yerre by undated charter. Mathieu dates this charter to [1160/77]: maybe it can be dated more narrowly to [1168/75]. By charter dated 1171 Louis VII King of France attested that, after a dispute between the king and "Albericum de Firmitate" concerning a serf "Guillermo de Villiers" and his family claimed by Aubry after the king had granted him "castellum feodum", the serf in question had been freed. "Aubri Count of Dammartin" confirmed the grant of Musewell to Missenden abbey made by "Guy and Joan de Ryhale", with the consent of "his son and heir Renaud", by charter dated to [1175]. Aubry returned La Ferté-Alais to the king [1171/76]: by a charter dated 1176 King Louis VII exchanged property with Paris Hôtel-Dieu, noting that, when he had held the castle of Dammartin ("quando castri domni Martini dominium habebamus"), the king had donated "grangiam inter Mintriacum et Moriacum sitam" but that he had later returned the castle [of Dammartin] and grange to "Alberico" ("postquam vero Alberico predictum castrum cum predicta grangia reddidimus") (who had returned "Firmitate" [to the king]) and needed to compensate Hôtel-Dieu with another property. "Albericus comes Domni Martini et Raynaldus filius meus comes Boloniæ et Matildis uxor mea comitissa" donated property to Dammartin Saint-Pierre by charter dated 1185. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Odo de Danmartin xx s, comes Albericus de Danmartin xx s, et in perdone xx s" in Norfolk, Suffolk in [1186/87]. Lord of Piddington, Oxfordshire: the 1186/87 Pipe Roll names "Comes Albericus de Dammartin" with one knight's fee "pro wasto in Pidinton" in Oxfordshire and "Odo de Dammartin, Comes Albericus de Dammartin" in adjacent entries in Norfolk and Suffolk, and in Surrey. Seigneur de Lillebonne [en-Normandie]. "Radulfus comes Clarimontis" donated part of Hez wood to the church of Froidmont by charter dated 1190 witnessed by "Alberico comite de Dammartin et Renaldo filio eius…Aelidis uxor mea et filie mee Cathelina et Mathildis…Hugo frater meus primicerius ecclesie Mettensis…". The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "comes Albericus" paying "iv s ix d" in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and of "Willelmus de Danmartin, Albericus de Danmartin", each paying "x s, i militem" in Norfolk, Suffolk. The 1194 Pipe Roll records revenue "de Pidinton que fuit comitis de Dammartin" in Oxfordshire and "terra que fuit comitis de Dammartin in Bichhamsteda" [granted to Eudes [II] de Dammartin in 1152/53] in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. "Albericus comes Domnimartini" donated revenue from harvest "in grangia mea de Mintriaco" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, confirmed and sealed by "Mathildis comitisse Domnimartini uxoris mee et…Reginaldo comitis Bolonie filii mei", by charter dated 20 Sep 1200. "A. comes Domni Martini" donated property to Saint-Leu d'Esserent by charter dated 20 Sep 1200, signed by "M. comitisse Dampni Martini uxoris mee et…R. comitis Bolonie filii nostri", which records the donor's death "hac...die...apud Lilleboniam". An anonymous continuation of the Chronicle of Robert of Mont-Saint-Michel records the death "XIII Kal Oct" in 1200 of "Albericus Dammartini Comes" and his burial "apud Gemeticum".

[m firstly ([1159/60]) as her third husband, JOAN Basset, widow firstly of GUY FitzPain de Ridale, and secondly of SIMON de Gerardmoulins, daughter of --- (-[1160/62]). This possible first marriage of Aubry [II] Comte de Dammartin is indicated by his later holding of Piddington in Oxfordshire which the documents quoted below show was held by Joan Basset. The third husband of Joan Basset could not have been Aubry [I], father of Comte Aubry [II], as her husband was called "comes" in the documents quoted below. If this suggested identity of the third husband of Joan Basset is correct, Joan must have died soon after [1160]. Malcolm IV King of Scotland donated "villam P[iddington] in Oxenfordscire" to Oxford St. Frideswide, noting that "Iohanna...soror Thome Bassett" was tenant for life, by charter dated to [1159]. King Henry II confirmed the donation of "villam de Pydentona in Oxenfordscira" to Oxford St. Frideswide made by King Malcolm IV, noting "Iohanna soror Thome Bassett" as tenant for life, by charter dated to [1160]. William Reedy, in the introduction to his collection of Basset charters, states that Joan, sister of Thomas Basset, married Aubry de Dammartin as her third husband. Joan's first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1160] under which the abbot of Missenden surrendered surrendered rights in Piddington, donated by "Albrici comitis de Damartyn & Iohane de Pidingtona, que fuit sponsa Guidonis de Riala", to Oxford St. Frideswide by charter dated to [1160]. The primary source which confirms Joan's second marriage has not been identified. "Aubri Count of Dammartin" confirmed the grant of Musewell to Missenden abbey made by "Guy and Joan de Ryhale", with the consent of "his son and heir Renaud", by charter dated to [1175].]

m [secondly] MATHILDE de Clermont, daughter of RENAUD Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis & his [second wife Clémence ---] (-after [May/Jul] 1218). "…Matildis soror mea…" consented to the donation by "Radulfus…comes Clarimontis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1162. "R…comes Clarimontis et dominus Brituliensis…et Aeliz comitissam uxorem meam" confirmed the donation to the church of Breteuil by "Sangalo de Garda Malgerii, Henricus filius eius" by undated charter, witnessed by "Albericus Domni Martini comes et Mahaux soror mea, Domni Martini comitissa, Rainaldus castellanus Britulii…". "A. comes Domni Martini" donated property to Saint-Leu d´Esserent by charter dated 20 Sep 1200, signed by "M. comitisse Dampni Martini uxoris mee et…R. comitis Bolonie filii nostri". King Philippe II confirmed the donation made by "Mathilde jadis comtesse de Dammartin" to the nuns of Parc near Crespi of revenue from "la prévôté de Crespi", which the king had previously granted to her in return for her rights over the county of Clermont after the death of [her great-nephew] Thibaud VI Comte de Blois, by charter dated [May/Jul] 1218.

Aubry [II] & his [second] wife had [eight] children: Renaud, Raoul, Simon, Alix, Agnes, Clemence, a daughter and [Juliane]. 1

Albéric married Joan Basset, daughter of Basset and Unknown, about 1159-1160.1 (Joan Basset died about 1160-1162 1.)

Albéric next married Mathilde de Clermont, daughter of Renaud II de Clermont Comte de Clermont and Unknown, after 1162.1 (Mathilde de Clermont died after May 1218 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 109-29.

3 William Henry Turton, <i>The Plantagenet Ancestry</i> (1968), 13.

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