Sn Hugues DE BOVES
(-By 1076)
Sn Enguerrand I DE BOVES et de la Fère-sur-Oise, Comte d'Amiens
(-Abt 1117)


Family Links

1. Ade DE ROUCY, Dame de Marle, La Fère et Vervins

0. Sybille DE CHÂTEAU-PORCIEN, Mistress

Seigneur Enguerrand I DE BOVES et de la Fère-sur-Oise, Comte d'Amiens 1

  • Born: Boves, Somme, Picardy, France
  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1117

  General Notes:

Compiler's 27 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Guy Bishop of Amiens names "Drogonis Bovensis…uxor illius ac filii Ingelrannus…et Robertus, Ansellusque", in the presence of "Eustachius vicedominus, Guermundus frater eius", in an undated charter relating to "advocatione et vicecomitatu Costency".

Seigneur de Boves et de la Fère-sur-Oise. Comte d'Amiens 1085: "Enguerrand comte d’Amiens et avoué de Boves" is named in a charter of the abbey of Saint-Acheul dated 1085.

Seigneur de Coucy [1085]. "…Ingelrannus de Codiciaco…et Thomas filius eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1086 which confirmed property of the church of Reims. The date when Enguerrand [I] acquired Coucy is difficult to establish precisely. The Vita Sancti Arnulfi Suessionensis Episcopi records that "vir nobilis, militiæ actibus implicitus…Guido" married "uxorem…Ermengardem" and records that "Albricus frater eius, Cotidiaci dominus" was captured and expelled "per consilium suæ coniugis Avelinæ". The source does not specify who expelled Aubry from Coucy, but it is likely that it was Enguerrand. Aubry is named for the last time in 1079 in French sources in connection with Coucy, so it is likely that his expulsion occurred after that date. Presumably Enguerrand was acting to claim Coucy in the name of his wife, heiress of Coucy... Vicomte de Coucy 1095. Suger's Vita Ludovici records that "Thomam de Marna" was besieged by "pater eius Engerrannus de Bova" at "castrum…Mons Acutus…in pago Laudunensi". A charter dated 1117 records a dispute between the monks of Saint-Arnoul de Crespy and [his son] "miles Ingelrannus" who claimed "quoddam burgum in suburbio castri situm" [château de Crespy] possessed "tam a avo suo quam a suo patre Drogone", and granted to his mother as dower, while the monks claimed that "Walterus…comes Ambianensis simul et Crespeiensis cum uxore sua Adela" [Gauthier [II] "le Blanc" Comte d’Amiens...] had donated the land, as confirmed by Robert II King of France and others, and that "Hugo avus eius" who had invaded the place with violence had later relinquished it, retaining "mansuram suam" in return for an annual payment. 2

  Marriage Information:

Enguerrand married Ade DE ROUCY, Dame de Marle, La Fère et Vervins, daughter of Liétaud (alias Nétard) DE ROUCY, seigneur de Marle, and Mathilde. (Ade DE ROUCY was born in Marle, Aisne, Picardy, France.)


1 Racines et Histoire, Seigneurs de Coucy, Boves & Vervins, Montmirail (alias Montmirel) & Chimay, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Enguerrand [I] de Boves.

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