Saturday, July 7, 2012

G27: 94555142 Courtenay-Courtenay

94555142. Peter of Courtenay & 94555143. Elizabeth de Courtenay

9/1126, Peter born in France, 5th s/o 378220740. King Louis VI & 378220741. Adelaide of Maurienne.

1127, Elizabeth born in France, d/o §Miles de Courtenay.

8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.

Peter married Elizabeth and took the name ‘Courtenay.’

1150, Peter donated property to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

1161, Peter succeeded as Seigneur de Courtenay, de Montargis, de Ch√Ęteau-Renard, de Champignelles, de Tanlay, de Charny et de Charenton, by right of his wife.

9/21/1177, Near Ivri, King Henry of England and King Louis of France meet and both swear to take the cross. Present were [named in order] a Cardinal legate, 5 bishops, Henry the young King, Theobald Comte of Blois, Robert Comte of Muelan, Simon comte of Evreux, Peter de Courtenai, and William de Humez. (S) Court, Household and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878, P219.

5/1179, Peter de Courtenay went to Jerusalem with Henry, Comte of Troyes, and other French knights. [In the summer of 1179 the battle of Jacob’s Ford was fought about 100 miles north of Jerusalem. About 800 Templars and crusaders were killed.] (S) History of the Crusades, Mills, 1844, P154.

8/1180, Peter de Courtenay with Henry, Comte of Troyes, in Constantinople on their return trip.

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

4/10/1183, Peter died on crusade in Palestine [likely in the company of Reynald of Chantillion, who’s forces were defeated by an Egyptian force].

1185, Elizabeth, heiress of Renaud de Courtenay, identifies herself as “sigillum Elizabeth de Curtiniaco”.

9/1205, Elizabeth died.

Family notes:

·         Elizabeth was descended from King Hugh Capet of France, died 996.

·         William [died bef. 1152], brother of Renaud de Courtenay, and Elizabeth de Courtenay his sister appear in a charter of Miles, their father [died aft. 1145]. (S) King John, Church, 2003, P202. [It is believed the brother Renaud died in the Holy Lands.]

Children of Peter and Elizabeth:

i. Peter II de Courtenay (94555182), born ~1155 in France.

ii. Alice of Courtenay (47277571), born ~1165 in France.