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Comte Alberic I de Dammartin & Comtesse Clemence de Bar

 80007788. Comte Alberic I de Dammartin & 80007789. Comtesse Clemence de Bar

~1120, Alberic I born in France, younger s/o §§Comte Hughes de Dammartin.

~1125, Clemence born in France, d/o §§Comte Renaud de Bar & Comtesse Gile de Vaudremont.


Clemence 1st married to Renaud, comte de Clermont.

1130, Alberic’s father died, his brother Hughes succeeding.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

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

Aft. 1137, King Louis ended feudal anarchy, the families of Montmorency, Beaumont, Clermont and Dammartin losing their independence. (S) Medieval Europe, Bemont, 1906, P401.

1/7/1148, Alberic’s brother Hughes, count of Dammartin, killed on crusade. (S) The Capetians, Bradbury, 2007, P155.

1148, at Argentan, Notification to the bishop of Norwich, the barons, … of Suffolk, of the render and confirmation to Aubrey de Danmartin of his father’s lands. (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P577. [Dated in that source to 1123-35.]

Aft. 1149, Alberic, earl of Damartin, confirmed a grant to St. Frideswide of the profit within the manor of Piddington. (S) Oxfordshire, Dunkin, 1823, P141.

1151-52, Renaud, comte de Clermont died.

 [––Alberic & Clemence––]

By 1152, Alberic married Clemence.

1152-53, Clemence died. [Likely in childbirth.]


1153, King Stephen granted a manor in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, to Aubrey de Dammartin and his wife Maud.

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

1155, Alberic de Dammartin created Chamberlain of France to King Louis VII.

1161-2, Albericus de Danmartin paid 1 mark in Yorkshire. (S) FMG.

1162, Alberic, count of Dammartin, and his son Alberic confirmed to the abbey of Charlieu all that Amauri, Bishop of Senlis, possessed in Dammartin. (S) De Caprentier Allied Ancestry, Sellers, 1928.

1166, Albricus de Danmartin gave one knight´s fee to "Willelmum de Danmartin fratrem meum" in Suffolk.

1172, Alberic de Dammartin paid 20s scutage. (S) The Scutage and Knight Service, Baldwin, 1897, P67.

1174, Aubrey Dammartin, present at the court of Foudringhei ; held in fee of earl Simon [de St. Liz] the manor of Merton and Pidington. (S) Parochial Antiquities, V1, 1818, P180.

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

By 1184, Alberic died.

(S) The Record of the House of Gournay, Gurney, 1845, P84. (S) Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon, V3, 1936. (S) Historie de la Ville de Dammartin, Offroy, 1841 [French]. (S) Comptes Rendus et Mémories, Soc. d’Historie et Arch. De Senlis, 1900, P196 [French].

Family notes:

·         §§Hughes younger s/o §§Hughes de Bulles (d.1100).

·         1107, Hughes, successor of his brother, Pierre de Dammartin (fl.1104), as Comte de Dammartin.

·         1112, Hughes, sided with Thibaut comte de Champagne against Louis Le Gros [King Louis VI], who besieged the castle of Dammartin.

·         1130, Hughes died.

Child of Alberic and Maud:

i. Aubrey II of Dammartin (40003894), born 1152-53 in France.

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