Elizabeth DE COURTENAY
- Born: Between 1140 and 1145, Courtenay, Loiret, Gatinais/Centre, France
- Married: Before 24 Nov 1160
- Died: 14 Sep, after 1205
Compiler's 25/26 x great-grandmother
The Continuator of Aimon of Fleury names “Willermum, Ioscelinum et Rainaldum” as the children of “Milonem de Cortinaco” and his wife “sorore comitis Nivernensis”, adding that “Rainaudus” was father of “uxorem Petri fratris domini regis et uxorem Avalonis de Seleniaco”. A Historia Regum Francorum records that "Petrus", son of Louis VI King of France, married "filiam Rainaldi de Curtiniaco cum…terra illius". The Continuator of Aimon of Fleury names “Petrus” as sixth son of “rex Ludovicus” and his wife “Adalaidem filiam Humberti comitis de Mauriana”, adding that he married “filiam Rainaldi de Corteniaco” and had his land as there was no other surviving heir (“et terram ipsius habuit cum ea, quia non erat alius hæres superstes”). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "domina de Monte-Argisi fuit soror vel neptis illius [=Guilelmus…archiepiscopus Bituricensis]" as the wife of "Petro de Cortenaio regis Philippi patruo", "Monte-Argisi" being identified as "Montargis, département Loiret" by the editor of the MGH edition. Her birth date range, estimated from the possible dates of her marriage and births of her children, suggests that she must have been one of her parents’ older children.
Dame de Courtenay. “Petrus dominus Curtiniaci et uxor mea Elisabeth” confirmed donations made by “antecessorum nostrorum...dominus Milo et filii eius” to Fontaine-Jean abbey by charter dated 24 Nov 1160, witnessed by “Willelmus de Cortiniaco...”....
The necrology of the Eglise Cathédrale de Paris records the death "XVIII Kal Oct" of "Helysabeth mater Petri comitis Autisiodorensis". 1
Elizabeth married Pierre CAPET de France, son of Louis VI "le Gros" CAPET, King of France, and Adélaide DU MAURIENNE, before 24 Nov 1160. (Pierre CAPET was born in 1126 in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France and died on 10 Apr 1183 in Palestine.)