|Dame Ponce DE TRAVES
Dame Ponce DE TRAVES
- Died: 15 April, after 1157
Compiler's 27 x great-grandmother
Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Oct 1157 under which [her sons] “comes Stephanus...et fratrem meum comitem Gerardum” settled disputes with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “matris nostræ...comitis Willelmi patris nostri et avi nostri domini Theobaldi de Treva”. It is unlikely that she married Thibaut [I] Seigneur de Rougement: the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aleyde comitissa qui fuit unica heres de Treva, relicta Theobaldi de Rogemont" as wife of "comitem Guilelmum". Bouchard points out that Thibaut de Rougemont was still alive when Comte Guillaume is alleged to have married Ponce de Traves and suggests that the chronicle confused her with her mother. It is more likely that Alberic confused Ponce with her sister Alix who...is reported to have married Thibaut [II] Seigneur de Rougemont. "Willelmus Masticonensis comes et Burgundie" donated "abbatiam de Balma" to Cluny by charter dated 14 Jun 1147, confirmed by "Poncia comitissa uxore mea et filiis meis Stephano et Gerardo"
The necrology of La Charité records the death “XVII Kal Mai” of “Poncia comitissa Burgundiæ”. 1
Ponce married Cte Guillaume III DE MÂCON et d'Auxonne, son of Cte Étienne I "Tête-Hardi" DE MÂCON et de Vienne and Béatrix DE LORRAINE. (Guillaume III DE MÂCON was born before 1102 and died on 27 Sep 1155.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ponce de Traves.