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Monday, August 10, 2020

Sir Hugh XI de Lusignan & Yolande de Dreux

 9994876. Sir Hugh XI de Lusignan & 9994877. Yolande de Dreux

1218, Yolande born in Brittany, France, d/o 19989754. Pierre Mauclerc de Dreux & 19989755. Alix of Brittany.

1221, Hugh born in Lusignan, France, s/o 47249562. Hugh X de Lusignan & 23638785. Isabella of Angouleme.

1226, King Henry III of England agreed to wed Yolanda, daughter of Peter Mauclerc, Count of Brittany. [Hoping the alliance would help him recover Normandy. Queen Blanche of France stopped the marriage by capturing Pierre Mauclerc, her father.]

 [––Hugh & Yolande––]

1/1236, Hugh married to Yolande, Comtesse de Penthievre et de Porhoet.

1241, Hugh de Lusignan at the court of King Louis at Samur in Anjou when Louis announced the investment of younger brother Alfonso as Comte de Poitiers.

12/11/1241, Notification … by order of the king [Henry III] have delivered to H. count of La Marche and Angouleme, the king’s father, and I. the queen, the king’s mother, his wife, and Hugh de Lezinan, their son, certain writings and covenants between the king and them, … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, Hugh and Hugh [the father] and his half-brother King Henry III arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles with Hugh [the father] as their leader.

7/3/1242, Mandate to Ralph de la Haye and Guy de Rocheford, in garrison in the castle of Partenay, by the counsel of William Lungespeye, or of H. count of La Marche, or of earl Richard, or of Hugh de Lezinan, to grieve the king’s [Henry III] enemies in the said lands as far as they can. (S) CPRs.

7/21/1242, The English forces met the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX at Taillebourg, but King Henry retreated.

7/22/1242 at Saintes, the 2 armies met with the superior sized French force winning. [Ironically, many of the French nights opposing King Henry had been rescued by Richard I from prison in the crusades.]

9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England; and Hugh [the father] surrendered at Saintes agreeing to pay an annual fine and with the loss of some lands.

5/26/1243 at Bordeaux, Licence [by Henry III] for Hugh de Lezinan, first born of the count of La Marche, safely to pass through the land of Gascony towards Santiago and to return. (S) CPRs. [Pilgrimage.]

12/1244, Lord Hugh le Brun [the father], and his son Hugh, took the cross with King Louis IX. (S) Chronicles of the Cursades, Joinville, 2010, P128.

5/31/1246, Hugh’s mother Isabella died as a nun at Fontevrault Abbey in France.

8/25/1248, Hugh and his father Hugh set sail from Aigures-Mortes near Marsailles on crusade with King Louis IX.

6/5/1249, Hugh succeeded his father on crusade.

4/6/1250, Hugh died in the 6-hour battle in Faruskur, Egypt, in which King Louis IX was captured.


2/25/1252, Grant to Yolande, countess of La Marche and Angouleme, of £50 a year … not in the name of dower, but of the king’s gift. (S) CPRs.

10/10/1272, Yolande died; buried at Villeneuve-lez-Nantes.

Children of Hughes and Yolande:

i. Hughes de Lusignan (4997438), born ~1235 in Lusignan.

8/8/1254, Grant to Hugh de Lezignan [by King Henry III], son of Hugh count of La Marche, the king’s brother, the he may receive at the exchequer the residue of the fee of 400 marks whereof 150 marks were deducted for the marriage of Robert [de Ferrers] son and heir of William sometime earl of Derby, to whom the king married Mary sister of the said Hugh, … if the said Mary die without heir … (S) CPRs.

ii. Marie de Lusignan, born ? in Lusignan.

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