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Comte Robert I of Dreux & Comtesse Agnes de Baudemont

 94555228. Comte Robert I of Dreux & 94555229. Comtesse Agnes de Baudemont

~1125, Robert born in France, 5th s/o 378220740. King Louis VI & 378220741. Adelaide of Maurienne.

1130, Agnes born in Braine, France, d/o §Comte Guido de Baudemont & Comtesse Alix ?. (S) Gen. and Heral. Dic. of the Peerage, Burke, 1854, P63.

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

1137, Robert received the county of Dreux from his father.

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


1139, Robert married 1st Agnes de Garland, d/o Anseau de Garlande, Count of Rochefort.


Agnes 1st married to Comte Milon III de Bar.

1145, Robert married 2nd Hawise of Salisbury, as arranged by his brother the King; and Robert became the Count of Perche; for her life. [Hawise sister of Patrick (79959356), earl of Salisbury.]

12/25/1145, King Louis VII [Robert’s brother] declared his intention to go on crusade.

3/1146 at Vezelay, King Louis, his Queen, Robert, and many others heard St. Bernard and took the cross of the crusader. [On Easter Sunday.]

6/1147, The crusaders joined up with the forces of Conrad III, Holy Roman Emperor [of Germany] at Worms. However, the 2 groups were separated at Byzantium, the Germans preceding the French. The Germans were ambushed by Turks [probably with help from the Greeks] at Dorylaeum and suffered great losses.

12/25/1147, On Christmas day on the coast of modern-day Turkey, encamped by a river, a tremendous storm washed away much of the supplies of the French. They decided to take a route over the mountains to Antioch.

1/4/1148, The crusaders fought in a battle at Laodicea against the Turks.

1/7/1148 in the area of Mount Cadmus, at night, Queen Eleanor’s entourage did not like where they were assigned to camp, and moved to another spot leaving a gap in the defenses. King Louis was in the rear guard which was surrounded and attacked. The French suffered many losses. Louis decided to return to his water route.

1/20/1148, After additional battles, the crusaders reached Atalya.

3/19/1148, The crusaders reached Antioch.

6/24/1148 at Acre, at a High Court of Jerusalem, King Louis, Emperor Conrad III, and Baldwin, King of Jerusalem met [and many others including Robert]. The Council decided that the best move in defense of the holy lands would be to retake Damascus.

1148, At Damascus, due to heat, lack of water, and disagreements on plans, the seige failed after 4 days. Louis decided to stay to celebrate Easter in Jerusalem; but Robert returned with most of the French forces.

4/1149, Abbot Bernard of Clairvaux complained to the regent of France that Henry of Blois and Count Robert of Dreux were planning to revive tournaments, which had been in abeyance since 1146. (S) Tournament, Part 4, Crouch, 2007, P21.

1149, Robert was in rebellion against his brother King Louis who had not yet returned from the crusade.

11/1149, King Louis arrived back in Paris.

1150, A famine struck England and northern France.

6/1151, Robert, count of Dreux, supported by the Perche, attacked southern Normandy and laid waste as far as Seez, which was burned. Robert was later joined by his brother King Louis.

8/1151, Robert with King Louis attacked the Vexin. Through support of Count Waleran, he had easy access across the fortified brideges of Mantes and Meulan. The campaign was halted when King Louis took ill and returned to Paris. (S) King Stephen’s Reign, Dalton, 2008, P56.

10/1151, Agnes’ husband Milon III died.

[––Robert & Agnes––]

1152, Robert married Agnes de Baudemont; receiving Braine-sur-Vesle, and various other lordships.

1152, Henry, duke of Aquitaine [later King Henry II of England], attacked the lands of Robert, count of Dreux, an ally of King Louis, who had invaded Normandy. (S) King John, Warren, 1978, P47.

1153, Robert I of Dreux dowered Anges de Baudement with his “principal fortress of Dreux, its entire castelany, and half of the land he might acquire.” (S) The Aristocracy in the County of Champagen, Evergates, 2007, P89.

1154, Robert at the siege of Seez.

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

1155, Louis VII gave his brother Robert, count of Dreux, a revenue of 50 livres from Poissy. (S) Government of Philip Augustus, Baldwin, 1991, P272.

1158, Robert fought against the English.

1158, Both Robert [Sigillum Roberti Comitis Fratris Regis],  and Agnes [Sigillum Annetis Comitisse Barri] attached their seals to a document. (S) The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women, McCash, 1996, P132.

Bef. 9/1159, King Henry II of England attacked Count Raymond of Toulouse, which he claimed in right of his wife. Robert, count of Dreux [and others] countered with raids into Normandy. (S) King John, Warren, 1978, P87.

1160, Robert, count of Dreux, promised in a letter to render his fortress of Savignies to Count Henry I of Champagne. (S) Charters, Cartularies and Archives; Winroth, 2002, P133. [Robert and Henry were in a dispute because Robert had constructed fortification with a moat.]

1167, King Henry attacked Robert at Chaumont in the Vexin, where Robert had stored war suppliies for King Louis. (S) Scholar’s History of England, Ramsay, 1903, P92.

1170, Robert built a castle at Brie. (S) Companion Guide to the Country Round Paris, 1996, P192.

1170s, Robert of Dreux received £300 annually from King Henry II.

1173, Robert, count of Dreux, with his brother King Louis at Verneuil. (S) Chronica Magistri, V4, Hovenden, 1871, P291. [King Louis called a national assembly in support of the rebellion of King Henry II’s sons.]

1175, Henry, archbishop of Rhiems, and Robert of Dreux sent raids into northern Normandy. (S) Henry II, Hosler, 2007, P154.

9/21/1177, Robert, comte of Dreux, witnessed the Treaty of Ivry between King Henry and King Louis. (S) Chronica Magistri, V4, Hovenden, 1871, P291.

1178, ‘Robertus … comes Drocarum et Brane et … et uxor mea Agnes comitissa Brane’ donated revenue from property to the Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of ‘Roberti filii nostri.’ (S) FMG.

Aft. 1178, Count Henry I opposed the marriage of Robert’s daughter Isabelle and asked the Pope to intervene. The Bishop of Troyes requested that Robert send a nuncio to discuss the case – which Robert did not do. [The issue was apparently dropped.]

11/1/1179 at Rhiems, Robert attended the coronation of his nephew King Philip. [Before his father died.]

6/28/1180 between Gisors and Trie, Robert attended a conference between King Philip and King Henry II.

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

1180, Robert and Agnes founded [for a 2nd time] St. Yved at Braine, of the new Order of Premontre. (S) How France Built Her Cathedrals, O’Reilly, 1921, P122.

1183, Robert of Dreux with his brother Florus [Peter] were in England as commissions of King Philip to work on a peace treaty. (S) The Reliquary, Jewitt, V17, 1877, P21.

1183-4, Robert made an agreement with the abbey of Jumieges over the castle of Bu, confirmed by King Philip. (S) Norman Frontier, Power, 2004, P94.

11/1183-3/1184, Philippe II, King of France confirmed the property of Notre-Dame de Colombs, including property ‘in loco Campus à la Drouë’ donated by ‘Robertus comes de Drocis et de Montfort.’ (S) FMG.

1184, ‘Robertus (94555228) comes frater … regis Francorum Ludovici et … uxor mea Agnes (94555229) comitissa Brenensis et filii nostri Robertus (47277614) dominus Drocarum, Willelmus et Iohannes" donated property to Sainte Geneviève. (S) FMG.

1184, Robert passed the title of Count of Dreux to his son Robert.

1184, Robert was instrumental in convincing King Philip II to not divorce his wife Queen Isabelle of Hainaut. (S) The Man of Many Devices, Sebok, 1999, P83.

1185, Robert refounded the priory of Fermaincourt, naming his son Pierre in the charter.

1187, ‘Robert comes frater regis Francorum et Agnes comitissa Branensis’ donated property to ‘l´abbaye du Charme, de l´ordre de Fontevraut, au diocese de Soissons.’ (S) FMG. [2 daughters were nuns at Fontevraut: Mamlile and Marguerite.]

10/11/1188, Robert “the Great”, count of Braine, died.


Agnes, countess of Bar, lived her widow years in proximity to the church of St. Yved at Braine; which she was supporting.

7/24/1204, Agnes died; buried at St. Yved de Braine, behind the main altar.

(S) Robert I, Count of Dreux; Surhone, 2010.

Children of Robert and Agnes:

i. Robert II de Dreux (47277614), born 1154 in France.

iv. Alix de Dreux, born 1156 in France.

Aft. 1173, Alix married to 94555230. Seigneur Raoul I de Coucy [his 2nd].

1187, Radulfus dominus Cociaci … assensu Aelidis uxoris meæ donated property to Roberto de Attrio … witnessed by Radulfus clericus nepos meus, Margareta de Firmitate neptis mea …

Aft. 2/1217, Alix died.

ii. Philip de Dreux, born 1158 in France.

1175, Philip became Bishop of Beauvais.

1178, Philip visited the Holy Lands.

1196, Philip captured by Marcadeus, mercenary captain of King Richard of England. [The Pope wrote to King Richard asking for the release of “his son”.]

7/27/1214, Philip supporting the army of King Philip Augustus at the battle of Bouvines.

11/4/1217, Philip died; buried at Beauvais cathedral. (S) FMG.

iii. Isabelle de Dreux, born ~1160 in France.

1178, Isabelle married Hugh II of Broyes [his 2nd]; her mothers inheritiance of Baudemont castle was her dowry.

1197, Hugh endowered Isabelle with Arc-en-Barrois.

Aft. 1200, Hugh died.

1211, Isabelle and her son Simon sold Baudement castel.

1224, Isabelle was involved in the recovery of her daughter Emeline’s dowery.

1228, Isabelle made a donation to Clairvaux.

1239, Isabelle died. (S) FMG.

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