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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sir Jean de Brienne dit d’Arce & Jeanne de Chateaudun

9994870. Sir Jean de Brienne dit d’Arce & 9994871. Jeanne de Chateaudun

~1229, Jean, “John d’Acre”, born in Acre, s/o 23640736. Jean de Brienne & 23640737. Berengere of Castile-Leon.

~1230, Jeanne born in France, coheir & d/o 19989742. Geoffroi VI of Chateaudun & 19989743. Clemence des Roches.

3/27/1237, Jean’s father died.  (S) FMG.

1244, Sons of Jean de Brienne, Emperor of Constantinople, Alphonse , Jean and Louis sent to King Louis IX of France. [To join the crusade of King Louis, who had decided to take the cross of a crusader. It would take several years to prepare the ships and recruit forces.]

[––Jeannne de Chateaudun & Jean Comte de Montfort––]

3/1248, Jeanne 1st married to Jean Comte de Montfort, s/o Amaury VI, compte de Montfort & Beatrice de Bourgogne.

8/28/1248, The crusaders in a fleet of 38 ships set sail from Aigues-Mortes on the Mediterranean heading for Cyprus. (S) Lives of the Kings and Queens of France, 1979, P77ff.

1249, Jean, Comte de Montfort, died in Cyprus.

[––Jean de Brienne & Jeanne––]

5/13/1249, The cursaders left Cyprus, ran into a storm, and half returned to Limassol.

6/4/1249, The crusaders reached Damietta in Egypt. Instead of heading for Cairo, King Louis decided to wait until the Nile flooding was over.

6/23/1249, They captured Damietta with little resistance.

2/9/1250, They finally crossed the Nile, the Robert, Count of Artois leading an attack on an Egyptian camp. Continuing the attack into the town of El Mansura, they were surrounded and massacred.

4/6/1250, King Louis defeated and captured at the battle of Fariskur. He managed to escape, and held his position for 55 days. His forces suffering from typhus, King Louis offered a ransom for his forces and returned home.

1251, Jean married widow Jeanne de Chateaudun.

By 1253, Jeanne de Chateaudun died [likely in childbirth.]

[––Jean––]

1256-57, Jean married Marie de Coucy, widow of King Alexander II of Scotland, d/o Enguerrand III, lord of Coucy. [2nd marriages for both.]

6/18/1257, Safe conduct for John de Acre, son of the K. of Jerusalem, and the Q. of Scotland his wife, passing through England into Scotland. Syllabus of Rymer’s Foedera, 1869, P60.

11/6/1258, Whereas G. bishop of St. Andrews, John de Acre, Mary the queen, spouse of the said John, Walter Comyn, earl of Meneth, Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, William, earl of Mar, … Alan Durward, … have assumed the rule of the realm of Scotland, the king promises … for the advantage and honour of the king’s son, the king of Scotland, and the king’s daughter, the queen of Scotland, … (S) CPRs.

1260, Jean’s older brother Alfonso became Grand Chamberlain of France.

1262, Jean identified as a kinsman by King Louis IX. (S) PA. [Jean’s mother and King Louis were 1st cousins, the maternal grandfather of each being King Alfonson VIII of Castile.]

~1265, Jean named Grand Butler of France.

5/24/1267, The king [of England] to the king of France. The king has received his messengers John de Acre, butler of France, Ingram de Fenles … whom he sent on the affairs of Simon de Montfort, sometime earl of Leicester … (S) CPRs.

1270, Louis IX returned to the Holy lands, leaving from Aigues-Mortes. (S) Lives of the Kings and Queens of France, 1979, P80. Arriving at Tunis the Franch forces were decimated by the plague.

1270, Brothers Alfonse, count of Eu and Great Chamberlain, and Jean, Grand Butler, were on guard near Tunis and were approached by 3 Saracen knights requesting baptism. While distracted, they were attacked by a Saracen force and 60 Christians were slain. (S) Chronicles of the Crusades, Joinville, 1888.

8/25/1270, Philip III succeeded as king of France, Louis IX dying in Tunisia of the plague.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne of England while on crusade.

1275, Jean an ambassador to Castile.

1285, Marie de Coucy died.

10/5/1285, Philip IV succeeded as king of France.

10/1294, Jean instituted masses for “nostre pere le roy Jehan de Jherusalem et empereur de Costantinoble … et madame Berangiere sa fame jadis nostre mere” in the church of St Paul, Paris.

1296, Jean d’Acre, seigneur of Chateau-du-Loir, le Boux, Grand Butler of France, Ambassador to Castile died.

(S) Cartulaire de Chateau-du-Loir, Vallée, 1905, P.xii.

Child of Jean and Jeanne:

i. Blanche de Brienne (4997435), born 1252 in France.


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