|Helvise DE BEAUVAIS dame de Pithiviers
Helvise DE BEAUVAIS dame de Pithiviers 1
Another name for Helvise was Héloïse DE BLOIS.
The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa" in "Pithiueris" as mother of "Odolricum", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother. Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise. Her family origin is confirmed by charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, which names her son "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus".
The necrology of Pithiviers Saint-Georges records the death in Jan of "dominæ Heloysiæ quondam ducissæ Aurelianensis", adding that she founded the church. The anachronistic "ducissa" indicates that the record was not contemporary, although it provides some indication of the relative importance accorded to her family in the region. 2
Helvise married Rainard DE NOGENT seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort. (Rainard DE NOGENT seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort was born about 970 in Broyes, Marne, Champagne, France.)
(racineshistoire, PDF), http://racineshistoire.free.fr/LGN/PDF/Broyes-Chateauvillain.pdf, p. 2.
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/PARIS%20REGION%20NOBILITY.htm#HelvisPithiviersMRenart.