Cte Raymond DE BOURGOGNE
- Born: Abt 1070, Bourgogne, Marne, France
- Married: Between 1 May 1092 and Jan 1093, Toledo, Spain
- Died: Abt 20 Sep 1107, Grajal Do Campos, León, Spain
Compiler's 25/26/27/28 x great-grandfather
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raymundem in Hispania comitem" as brother of "Hugo…Bisuntinensis archiepiscopus", when recording the latter's appointment as archbishop, although in a later passage the same source records "comitis Raymundi" as "fratris comitis Pontii de Tolosa" which is inconsistent with other sources. "Wilelmus comes Burgundie" names "Rainaldi et Raimundi filiorum meorum" in his donation to Cluny dated . "Raymundus…Burgundie comes filius Willermi…comitis" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated to [1087/92] subscribed by "Hugonis archiepiscopi Bisuntini fratris mei, Stephani comitis fratris mei".
Comte d'Amous. He joined the expedition of the Eudes I Duke of Burgundy to Spain in 1086/87, following a call from the abbey of Cluny to fight "the infidel". Reilly suggests that he was betrothed after the failure to capture Tudela in Summer 1087, when he speculates that the Burgundians would have visited the court of Castile. Raymond remained in Castile following his betrothal to Infanta Urraca. "Raymondus gener regis" confirmed the donation by "Adefonsus…Hispaniarum rex…cum coniuge mea Constantia regina" of property to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña by charter dated 1 May 1092.
Conde de Galicia y Coimbra [before 1093], his father-in-law transferred the newly acquired cities of Lisbon, Santarém and Cintra to him in May 1093. Governor of the city of Toledo. He made a mutual pact [Dec 1094/Jul 1095] with Henri de Bourgogne, Conde de Portugal, pledging to grant him Toledo (or in default, Galicia) in return for his support in securing Castile and León for Raimond.
Conde de Grajal Jan 1098. "Raimundus comes frater comitis Stephani" donated property to Cluny by charter dated . He established his principal stronghold in the castle of Grajal in 1102. By this time, Raymond had acquired a commanding position in Castile as husband of the heir presumptive to the throne.
A funeral elegy of "domnus Raymundus comes Hispanie qui de stirpe comitum Burgundie ortus" is recorded in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon in a charter dated 20 Sep 1107 which names "Hugo frater suus Bisuntinus archiepiscopus". 1
Raymond married Infanta doña Urraca DE CASTILLA y León, daughter of Infante don Alfonso VI "The Valiant" DE CASTILLA and Constance DE BOURGOGNE, between 1 May 1092 and Jan 1093 in Toledo, Spain. (Infanta doña Urraca DE CASTILLA y León was born between Oct 1080 and Dec 1080 in Burgos, Castile and died on 8 Mar 1126 in Saldaña, Palencia, Spain.)