|Gersende (Faquilo) DE ASTARAC
Gersende (Faquilo) DE ASTARAC
Compiler's 32/33 x great-grandmother
The Codex de Roda names "Garsie Arnaldi et Leudebico, vel domna Girisenda" as the children of "Arnaldo Garsies" and his unnamed wife, stating that Gersende married "Regismundi de Bigorra". On the other hand, a charter dated to  records that "Faquilleno et Arremundo Dato et Guillelmo Horgulo et Garcia Horgulo et Arnaldo Horgulo" donated four churches in the diocese of Comminges to Sainte-Marie d’Auch, for their own souls and those of "suo patrem Arnaldo comito et Sancio comito et Gilelmo comito", adding that she died "III Kal Sep". It is not known whether Gersende and Faquilo were the same person, assuming a mistake in the Codex de Roda, or whether Raymond Dat Comte de Bigorre married two sisters in turn. [According to Jaurgain, Faquilena married secondly Vicomte Auriol Dat (who he claims was the brother of her first husband). He cites no primary source on which this hypothesis is based except the charter of Sainte-Marie de Simorre, dated to , which records the donations by "Guillelmo Auriolo [comitis]" for the souls of "Garsi Arnaldi comitis et…Fachisanæ matris meæ et…Garsi Orollo…et Arnaldo".... If "Fachisana" was the sister of Garcia Arnaud Comte d’Astarac, it is likely that he is identified as "Garsi Arnaldi comitis" named in this document. However, it is possible that Faquilena who married Auriol Dat was a different person from Faquilena who married Comte Raymond, although if this is correct the unusual name suggests that they were related. 1
Gersende married Cte Raymond DE BIGORRE, son of Cte Dato II Loup DE BIGORRE and Lupa Sánchez DE NAVARRA. (Raymond DE BIGORRE died about 956.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Gersende [Faquilo].