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Monday, November 7, 2011

Count Simon II de Dammartin of Aumale & Countess Marie of Ponthieu

23638790. Count Simon II de Dammartin of Aumale & 23638791. Countess Marie of Ponthieu

1180, Simon born in Dammartin-en-Goele, Seine-et-Marne, France, s/o 40003894. Count Aubrey II of Dammartin & 40003895. Mahaut de Trie.

9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.

1/1195, By treaty, Aumale remained in the hands of King Richard I of England.

4/17/1199, Marie born in Ponthieu, Picardie, France; d/o 47277582. William de Montgomerie & 47277583. Alais de Capet.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

4/1200, King John of England, in the event he died without a male heir, “feodum comitis Albemarle citra mare Anglie.”

9/19/1200, Aubrey’s father died. (S) Araviae Regiae, Brydges, 1820, P39.

Aft. 1203, Aumale [Albemarle], now in French hands, given by Philippe-Auguste to Simon. (S) Catholic World, V45, 1887, P259.

1208, King Philip gave permission to Simon to arrange a marriage with Marie. (S) Aristocratic Life in Medieval France, Baldwin, 2002, P59.

[––Simon & Marie––]

1211, Simon, count of Aumale, married Marie. (S) Araviae Regiae, Brydges, 1820, P39.

7/27/1214, Simon sided with Ferrand, Count of Flanders [and King John of England] against King Philip Augustus, Marie’s Uncle; on the losing side at the Battle of Bouvines. Simon retreated to England.

7/27/1214, William, earl of Salisbury, leader of the English forces supporting Otto IV of Germany against France, at the [disastrous for King John] battle of Bouvines, near Tournai in Flanders. The French King’s forces of 10,000 defeated an alliance of England, the Holy Roman Empire and rebellious French principalities, numbering 15,000.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons in England formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]

5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. Simon supported his effort to be crowned King.  (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P296.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames.

5/3/1218, The count of Aumale, the earl Warenne, J. constable of Chester, the constable of Tickhill, Robert de Ros and Hugh de Balliol were summoned … to answer why they have hindered the sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) FRsHIII.

1221, King Philip seized Ponthieu to stop Simon succeeding on the death of Marie’s father. (S) Anglo-Norman Castles, Liddiard, 2003, P362.

10/4/1221, Marie’s father died; Marie countess of Montgomerie [but not Ponthieu].

5/7/1222, The “writ of liberate” by the English royal council made important concessions to Geoffrey de Neville, the earls of Chester and Pembroke, and Simon, count of Aumale.

7/14/1223, Louis VIII succeeded as king of France.

6/1225, Marie ceded some of her lands to King Louis VIII and submitted to feudal subordination. Marie was restored as countess of Ponthieu, and her children were accepted as her heirs.

11/8/1226, Louis IX succeeded as king of France.

3/1230, King Louis IX pardoned Simon, allowing his return to France as a count; one of the conditions being that none of his daughters should marry an enemy of the King. [King Louis’ mother Blanche was acting regent during his minority.]

1231, Sir Peter de Fauconberg held 8 carucates at Withernwick of Simon, count of Aumale.

9/13/1233, Safe-conduct, until Michaelmas, for Mary, countess of Ponthieu, and those whom she brings with her, coming to England on pilgrimage. (S) CPRs.

1234, Count Simon and countess Marie of Ponthieu, and Countess Alice of Eu, each granted refuge to the other in their land [except against the king of France.] (S) Norman Frontier, Power, 2004, P250. [Refuge was also offered to monks.]

10/9/1234, The king’s [Henry III of England] dearest friends Simon, count of Ponthieu, and M. his wife, countess of Ponthier. The king is sending … in whose ear he has put some secrets … about the business they signified the same way. (S) CPRs.

1235, Simon proposed a marriage of his daughter Jeanne with King Henry III of England, and had the marriage celebrated by proxy. [Formalization never occurred because of intervention by Queen Blanche of France.] (S) Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Adams, 2007, P131.

9/21/1239, Simon died in Abbeville, Somme, France; his son-in-law Fernando III acquiring Aumale. (S) Encyclopedia Britannica.


Marie married 2nd Mathieu de Montmorenci.

9/1250, Marie died in Montmorency, Val d’Oise, France.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, Montgomery, 1863, P36. (S) The Rec. of the House of Gournay, Gurney, 1845.

Children of Simon and Marie:

i. Queen Jeanne de Dammartin (11819395), born 1219 in France.

ii. Agatha de Dammartin, born in France.

Agatha married John, viscount de Chastelleraut.

iii. Philippa de Dammartin, born in France.

Philippa married Raoul, lord of Coucy, Marla and Fere.

Aft. 1277, Philippa died.

iv. Maria de Dammartin, born in France.

Maria married John, count of Roncy, viscount de Marenil, lord of Pierrepont.

Aft. 1279, Maria died.