MALE Éremburge de la Flèche

Heiress of Maine and Château-du-Loir, died 1126.

Heiress of Maine through her father Helias de la Flèche and of Château-du-Loir through her mother Mathilde de Château-du-Loir, her large holding passed to the Angevin dynasty upon her marriage to Foulques V of Anjou.

Date of Birth: Unknown.
Place of Birth: Unknown.

Date of Death: 1126.
Two Angevin chronicles give the year as 1126 [Chr. S. Albini Andegav., Chr. S. Flor. Salm.]. The necrology of the cathedral of Mans shows a "Heremburgis" who died on 12 October, but her identity with the present Éremburge is uncertain [Nec. Mans 273]. ES 6.4: 392 gives 15 January 1126 (original source not known).
Place of Death: Unknown.

Father: Helias de la Fleche, died 11 July 1110, count of Maine.
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9), viii, 11 (v. 4, pp. 196-7); Act. Pont. Cenom. 416; Cart. Château-du-Loir 44]

Mother: Mathilde de Château-du-Loir.
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9), viii, 11 (v. 4, pp. 196-7)]

Spouse: Foulques (Fulk) V, d. 1143, count of Anjou, king of Jerusalem.
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9), viii, 11 (v. 4, pp. 196-7); Act. Pont. Cenom. 416]

Children:
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9); see the page on Fulk V for further details.]

MALE Geoffrey V "Plantagenet", d. 1151, count of Anjou, duke of Normandy, m. Matilda of England and Normandy, daughter of Henry I of England.

MALE Helias, d. 1151 [Chr. Vind.], count of Maine; m. Philippe, daughter of Rotrou, count of Perche [Will. Tyre xiv, 1 (vol. 2, p. 49, first name not given)].

FEMALE Mathilde, nun at Fontevrault after husband's death [OV xii, 33 (vol. 6, pp. 330-1)], m. June 1119 [OV xii, 15 (vol. 6, pp. 224-5] William the Atheling, son of Henry I of England [Sim. Durh. 2: 257-8, 267].

FEMALE Sybil, m. (1) Guillaume (William) "Clito" [OV xi, 37 (vol. 6, pp. 164-7); Sim. Durh. 2: 267]; (2) Thierry d'Alsace, count of Flanders [OV xii, 46 (vol. 6, pp. 378-9); Gen. Com. Flandr., MGH SS 9: 307; Ex Chronico Elnonensi S. Amandi, RHF 13: 454]



Bibliography

Act. Pont. Cenom. = Busson & Ledru, eds., Actus Pontificum Cenomannis in urbe Degentium (Archives Historiques du Maine 2, Le Mans, 1902).

Cart. Château-du-Loir = Eugène Vallée, Cartulaire de Château-du-Loir (Archives Historiques du Maine 6, Le Mans, 1905).

Chr. S. Albini Andegav. = Chronicæ Sancti Albini Andegavensis, in Marchegay & Mabille, eds., Chroniques des Églises d'Anjou (Paris, 1869), 19-61.

Chr. S. Flor. Salm. = Breve Chronicon Sanctii Florentii Salmurensis, in Marchegay & Mabille, eds., Chroniques des Églises d'Anjou (Paris, 1869), 179-195.

Chr. Vind. = Chronicon Vindocinense seu de Aquaria, in Marchegay & Mabille, eds., Chroniques des Églises d'Anjou (Paris, 1869), 153-178.

ES = Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln (neue Folge), (Marburg, 1980-present).

MGH SS = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores series.

Nec. Mans = Busson & Ledru, Nécrologe-obituaire de la Cathédrale du Mans (Archives Historiques du Maine 7, Le Mans, 1906).

OV = Marjorie Chibnall, ed. & trans., The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, 6 vols. (Oxford, 1969-80).

Sim. Durh. = Thomas Arnold, ed., Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnia, 2 vols. (Rolls Series 75, 1882-5).

Will. Malmes. = R. A. B. Mynors, R. M. Thomson, & M. Winterbottom, eds., William of Malmesbury - Gesta Regvm Anglorvm - The History of the English Kings, vol. 1 (Oxford, 1998).


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

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