MALE Gervaise II de Château-du-Loir

Lord of Château-du-Loir, ca. 1067-ca. 1095×1097.

Gervais II first appears as lord of Château-du-Loir about 1067, shortly after the death of his uncle Gervais I. After his death, the lordship passed to his son-in-law count Helias of Maine, and then to the counts of Anjou via Éremburge, daughter of Helias.

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

Date of Death: ca. 1095×1097.
[Cart. Château-du-Loir 32-3]
Place of Death: Unknown.

Father: Robert de Château-du-Loir
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9); Cart. Château-du-Loir 11, 15, 19-21].

Mother: Elizabeth, fl. 1067×ca. 1095.
Elisabeth was named as the mother of Gervais in several charters [Cart. Château-du-Loir 15-6, 25, 32-3].

Spouses:

(1) m. bef. 1067×1068 Éremburge, living 1086, d. bef. 1095×1097.

(2) m. bef. 1095×1097 Gersende, living ca. 1097.
[Cart. Château-du-Loir 32-3]

Child (by Éremburge):
[OV x, 8 (v. 5, pp. 228-9); Cart. Château-du-Loir 32-3]

FEMALE Mathilde de Château-du-Loir, m. Helias de La Flèche, count of Maine.

See Commentary for supposed additional child.



Commentary

Falsely attributed child: Hugues.
Said to be son and successor of Gervais, to have married an illegitimate daughter of an unnamed king of England, and to have died without issue [Anselme 6: 246-7, with no sources given]. There does not seem to be any good reason to accept this information.


Bibliography

Anselme = Père Anselme, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France, 9 vols. (Paris, 1726-33).

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

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


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

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