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1. Ferry de Donjon

  • Guy de Donjon
  • Pierre de Donjon


  • Marriage (1): Ferry de Donjon

  General Notes:

[MOENEE], daughter of ---. She married secondly --- de Berruier. Indications of her two marriages are provided by the Scripta de Feodisof King Philippe II which record "domini Guidonis et Petri de Donjone fratrum beati Guillermi Bituricensis quondam archiepiscopi" and their holdings". This is corroborated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "domina de Monte-Argisi fuit soror vel neptis illius [=Guilelmus…archiepiscopus Bituricensis]" as the wife of "Petro de Cortenaio regis Philippi patruo". Her name is confirmed only by Gallia Christiana which states that [her son by her second marriage Guillaume Archbishop of Bourges] "Guillelmus Archesiis vico Nivernensis pagi natus ex illustri genere" had "matrem...Maeniam"who had "frater Guillelmus archidiaconus Suessionensis...dictus...Eremita"who educated him. No primary source is cited, so the reliability of the name cannot be judged. Kerrebrouck refers to her as "Moenée d´Arthel", citing an article by Estournet, but it is unlikely that this is correct. Arthel is a small commune situated in canton Prémery, arrondissement Cosne-Cours.sur-Loire, département Nièvre. No other contemporary reference to a family "d´Arthel" has been found. Various websites refer to "Saint Guillaume d´Arthel" being born there, without providing any further details about his life. It is assumed that this refers to Guillaume Berruier Archbishop of Bourges, sometimes known as "Saint Guillaume de Bourges". If that is correct, the village may have been the home of the Berruier family, but no other indication has been found that their name was in fact "d´Arthel". 1

Moenée married Ferry de Donjon, son of Baudoin V de Beauvais and Eustachie de Corbeil. (Ferry de Donjon died after 1174 1.)


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

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