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Geoffroy d'Anjou Comte d'Anjou
(Abt 0938/0940-0987)
Adela de Meaux
(Abt 0950-After 0974)
Foulques [III] d'Anjou Comte d'Anjou
(Between 0965/0970-1040)
Hildegarde
(-1046)
Geoffroy [II] d'Anjou Comte de Vendôme, d'Anjou et de Tours
(1006-1060)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Agnès de Mâcon
2. Grace
3. Adelheid

Geoffroy [II] d'Anjou Comte de Vendôme, d'Anjou et de Tours

  • Born: 14 Oct 1006
  • Marriage (1): Agnès de Mâcon on 1 Jan 1032 1
  • Marriage (2): Grace before 15 Aug 1052 1
  • Marriage (3): Adelheid before 22 May 1060 1
  • Died: 14 Nov 1060 aged 54

   Another name for Geoffroy was Geoffroy II "Martel" d'Anjou.

  General Notes:

GEOFFROY d'Anjou (14 Oct 1006-14 Nov 1060). The Chronicon Vindocinense records the birth "II Id Oct" in 1006 of "Gosfridus comes". "Fulco Andegavorum comes atque Hildegardis conjunx mea" founded the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou by undated charter signed by "…Goffridi Fulconis filii…". "Fulco Andecavorum comes et uxor mea Hildegardis filius quoque noster Goffridus" donated the bridge of Mayenne to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou by undated charter. A charter dated 1037 confirms the birth in 1007 of "Gaufridus Martellus…pater eius Fulcho…comes Andecavorum filius Gaufridi Fortissimi comitis qui cognominatus est Grisia Gonella" and records donations to Saint-Aubin d'Angers. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum cognomento Martellam" as son of "Fulco comes Andegavonium Gaufridi Grisagonelli filius". The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Gosfridum Martellum et filiam Adelam" as the children of "Fulco Nerra". The Chronico Andegavensi records that "Gosfredus Martellus comes" was born "pridie Id Oct". "Fulco comes Andegavensis, Iherosolimitanum iter aggrediens cum Audeardi comitissa et filii suo Goffredo Martello" donated property "in Genio...molendinum atque furnum" by undated charter. He succeeded his father in 1040 as GEOFFROY II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou. Guillaume II Duke of Normandy helped Henri I King of France to defeat Comte Geoffroy II at Mouliherne in [1045/55]. "Joffredus Andecavorum comes…michi matronis domna Hildgalde comitissa genitrice mea simulque conjuge mea Agnosze" donated "curte Petre" to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou by charter 1 Oct (no year). "Gaufridi comitis Andegavensium…comitissæ Adelaidis Teutonicæ" subscribed the charter dated 1060 under which "Hugonis…et Arsendis uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis…atque Teobaldi" founded the priory of Laudun, under the direction of Tournus abbey. The Chronicon Turonensi records that "Gaufridus de Pruliaco" rebelled in Anjou in 1062 and was killed, commenting that he invented tournaments. "Gaufridus comes filius Fulconis" died "XVIII Kal Dec". The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" in 1060 of "Gaufredus comes, Fulconis filius" after having been invested as a monk by "domno Adraldo, abate S. Nicolai". The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the death "1061 XVIII Kal Dec" of "Gaufridus Martellus…ciu successit Fulgo…Rechin". The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" of "Godefridus comes huius monasterii fundator". The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that "Gosfridus Martellus filius Fulconis", being childless, appointed "nepotibus suis Gosfrido Barbato et Fulconi Rechin" as his heirs.

m firstly (1 Jan 1032, divorced [1049/52]) as her second husband, AGNES de Mâcon, widow of GUILLAUME III "le Grand" Comte de Poitou [GUILLAUME V Duke of Aquitaine], daughter of OTHON GUILLAUME Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Ermentrude de Roucy ([990/95]-10 Nov 1068). Agnes is named as daughter of "Ermentrudis" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that she was mother of "Wido". Rodulfus Glaber states that "Willemus…Pictauensis" married one of the daughters of "Willemus, Henrici ducis priuignus, Adalberti Longobardorum ducis filius" & his wife. "Agnes comitissa filia Ottonis cognomento Willelmi comitis Matiscensis, uxor…Wilelmi ducis Aquitanorum" donated property to Cluny by charter dated [1020]. The Chronico Sancti Michaelis records that "Gaufredus Martellus Andegavensis comes" married "Agnetem comitissam Pictavensem" incestuously in 1032. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the marriage "1032 Kal Jan" of "Gaufridus comes, Agnetem comitissam incesto", indirectly indicating her origin in a later passage which records the marriage "1043 XII Nov" of "Hainricus imperator [et] filiam Agnetis comitissæ". Her origin is clarified by the Chronicæ Sancti Albini which records the marriage "1043 XII Kal Nov…apud Vesbrianim" of "Henricus imperator…filiam Willelmi comitis Pictavorum et Agnetis". Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou & his wife founded the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 31 May 1040, signed by "Goffridi comitis Andegavorum, Agnetis conjugis suæ…". A powerful personality, she succeeded in defeating her stepson Duke Eudes and installing her own son as Duke of Aquitaine, Comte de Poitou. Regent of Aquitaine for her son 1039-1044. "Joffredus Andecavorum comes…michi matronis domna Hildgalde comitissa genitrice mea simulque conjuge mea Agnosze" donated "curte Petre" to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou by charter 1 Oct (no year). She arranged her daughter's marriage to Emperor Heinrich III in 1043 and lived at the imperial court after that time. "Goffredus…comes atque Agnes…uxor" donated property to the monks of La Trinité, Vendôme by charter dated 6 Jan 1049 subscribed by "Willelmi ducis Aquitanorum, Goffredi pueri fratris illius". "Gaufredus Andegavorum comes…uxor mea Agnes" made a donation to the priory of Saint-Nicholas de Poitiers by undated charter which also names "eius [Agnetis] filii comites…Pictavenses". A charter dated to [1060/67] recites a prior donation to Saint-Aubin d'Angers by "Hildegardis comitissa", who retained a life interest in the property which, after the death of the donor, was sold in turn to "Agneti comitissa" (recording her divorce from "comitum Gaufridum"), "comitem Gaufridum…Gaufridi nepotem" and finally "fratre eius Fulconi" who restored it to the abbey. After her separation from her second husband, in 1047 she founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de Saintes, where she became a nun in 1068. "Agnes" founded the abbey of Saint-Nicolas at Poitou with the consent of "ambobus filiis Guillelmi et Gauffrido" by charter dated [1050]. "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus" confirmed in his charter dated [1058/68] that "mea mater Agnes…frater meus Guillelmus" were both buried in the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers. The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IV Id Nov" of "Agnes comitissa".

[m secondly] ADELA, daughter of Comte EUDES & his wife ---. A charter of Ronceray records that Geoffroy "Martel" failed to restore to the abbey property donated by his mother, but instead gave it to "suis eas concubinis…quam uxoribus…Agneti primo, deinde Grecie, postea Adele comitis filie Odonis, item denuo Grecie, postremo Adelaidi Theutonice". No other reference has been found to Adela. She may have been the mistress rather than wife of Comte Geoffroy. The only "count Eudes" identified at this time is Eudes II Comte de Blois, but no other record has been identified of his having a daughter named Adela.

m [secondly/thirdly] (before 15 Aug 1052, divorced) as her second husband, GRACE, widow of BERLAY Seigneur de Montreuil, daughter of --- (-25 Apr ----). The Historia sancti Florentii Salmurensisrecords the death of "Bellaius dominus Mosterolii castri", his burial in the abbey, and the donation by "huius coniux…Griscia postea Andegavensis comitissa" with the consent of "filiis suis Giraldo, Andegavis in Can Domini…interfecto, et Rainaldo multo post Remensium archiepiscopo". Although undated, this follows a passage recording an event in 1051. A charter of Ronceray records that Geoffroy "Martel" failed to restore to the abbey property donated by his mother, but rather gave it to "suis eas concubinis…quam uxoribus…Agneti primo, deinde Grecie, postea Adele comitis filie Odonis, item denuo Grecie, postremo Adelaidi Theutonice", which implies that Grace may have been the mistress of Geoffroy during the lifetime of her first husband. "Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou [et] Grecie sa femme" were among those present at the freeing of a serf under charter dated 1052. The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "VII Kal Mai" of "Grecia primus comitissa uxor Gauffridi Martelli postea sanctimonialis".

m [thirdly/fourthly] (before 22 May 1060) ADELHEID "La Teutonne", daughter of ---(-after 1062). A charter of Ronceray records that Geoffroy "Martel" failed to restore to the abbey property donated by his mother, but rather gave it to "suis eas concubinis…quam uxoribus…Agneti primo, deinde Grecie, postea Adele comitis filie Odonis, item denuo Grecie, postremo Adelaidi Theutonice" (presumably indicating a Germanic origin). "Gaufridi comitis Andegavensium…comitissæ Adelaidis Teutonicæ" subscribed the charter dated 1060 under which "Hugonis…et Arsendis uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis…atque Teobaldi" founded the priory of Laudun, under the direction of Tournus abbey. "Goffridus comes" restored property donated by "avia mea bone memorie Hildegardis comitissa…filie sue matri mee…Ermengardi…Adelait Teotisca que fuerat postrema avunculi mei uxor…avunculi mei Goffredi comitis" to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d´Anjou by undated charter. 1

  Events

• Title: Comte de Vendôme, 1032-1056.

• Title: Comte d'Anjou, 1040-1060.

• Title: Comte de Tours, 1044-1060.


Geoffroy married Agnès de Mâcon, daughter of Guglielmo di Ivrea Comte de Mâcon et de Nevers and Ermentrude de Roucy, on 1 Jan 1032.1 (Agnès de Mâcon was born between 990 and 995, died on 10 Nov 1068 in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, 17100, FR and was buried in Abbaye de Saint Nicolas de Poitiers, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, 86000, FR.)


Geoffroy next married Grace before 15 Aug 1052.1


Geoffroy next married Adelheid before 22 May 1060.1 (Adelheid died after 1062.)


Sources


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

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