~1025, Gerard von Metz born in Germany, s/o §§Gerhard von Bouzonville, Graf of Metz & Ctss Gisela ?.
~1030, Hadwide born in Germany, d/o §§Comte Albert I de Namur & Ctss Ermengarde of Lower Lotharingia.
1047, Gerard’s older brother Aldabert became Duke of Upper Lorraine.
1047, Gerard became Count of Metz on appointment of his older brother Duke Aldabert.
11/11/1048, On the death of his older brother in battle at Thuin, Gerard Graf von Metz appointed Duke of Upper Lotharingia by Emperor Heinrich III.
~1050, Gerard married Hadwide.
10/15/1062, At the court of Emperor Henry IV a judgment of Udo Bishop of Toul names ‘regnante Henrico IV Rom. Rege, Duce Gerardo, Ardulpho Tullensi comite.’
4/11/1067, ‘Gerardus … Lothariensium dux’ donated property to Echternach abbey naming ‘uxoris mea Hadvidis filiique nostre Theoderici … patris mei Gerhardi matrisque meæ Gislæ.’
8/11/1170, Gerard Graf von Metz died [apparently poisoned.]
Aft. 1075, ‘Hadewidis ductrix’ founded the abbey of Châtenois.
Child of Gerard and Hadwide:
i. Thierry II of Upper Lorraine (378220820), born ~1052 in Lorraine.