Ermensende Comtesse de Longwy

 

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1. Conrad I von Salm Comte de Luxembourg

Ermensende Comtesse de Longwy

  • Marriage (1): Conrad I von Salm Comte de Luxembourg

  General Notes:

ERMENSENDE [Ctss de Longwy], daughter of ---. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa de Longui et de Castris Ermensendis" as wife of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch". "Castris" is normally the Latin name used for Bliescastel. No connection has been identified between Ermensende and the family of the Grafen von Bliescastel. Concerning Longwy, according to the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium, it was held in the 1140s by Adalbert [Graf von Metz] Duke of Upper Lotharingia: the Gestanames "Albertum de Longui castro, quem…ducem", the text appearing to refer to the duke of Upper Lotharingia who was killed in 1148. If this is correct, it is possible that the wife of Comte Conrad was Ermensende, daughter of Adalbert Duke of Lower Lotharingia. However, no other record has been found of Longwy being in the possession of the family of the Grafen von Metz. Szabolcs de Vajay suggests that the Gesta incorrectly attributes Longwy to Duke Adalbert, confusing him with Albert [II] Graf von Dachsburg, first husband of Ermensende de Luxembourg, daughter of Comte Conrad, who is later recorded as heiress of Longwy. No other indication has been found of the ownership of Longwy during the period [1140/60]. This proposed parentage of the wife of Comte Conrad should be considered as highly speculative. Another possibility is that Alberic misquoted the name of the countess and that Ermensende was an error for Clémence.


Ermensende married Conrad I von Salm Comte de Luxembourg, son of Giselbert de Luxembourg Comte de Luxembourg and Unknown. (Conrad I von Salm Comte de Luxembourg was born about 1040 1 and died on 8 Aug 1086 2.)


Sources


1 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Ed Mann, 17 Sep 1998.

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), 163-26. .... Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Ed Mann, 17 Sep 1998.

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