|Mélisende "Chèrevoisine" DE MONTLHÉRY
Mélisende "Chèrevoisine" DE MONTLHÉRY
- Born: 1045, Corbeil, Marne, Champagne, France
- Married: Bef 1075
- Died: After 1097
The Historia of Monk Aimon names "Milonem de Brayo et Guidonem Rubeum, Comitissam quoque Reiteste, et Bonam-vecinam de Pontibus, Elizabeth etiam uxorem Joscelini de Corteciniaco, insuper dominam de Puisat, et dominam de S. Galerico" as the children of "Guidonem" and his wife. She is named as wife of Hugues Comte de Rethel by William of Tyre, although he does not specify her origin. In a later passage he records that the mother of Joscelin de Courtenay Count of Edessa was the sister of the mother of Baudouin de Bourg, later Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, according to the testimony of her granddaughter concerning the consanguinity between Amaury I King of Jerusalem and his first wife which provided the basis for the annulment of their marriage in 1162. “Hugo comes et Milesindis collateralis” donated mills “super Axonam fluvium ante Rettestum” to Laon Saint-Vincent, with the consent of “filio nostro Manasse”, by charter dated 1097.
Mélisende married Hugues I DE RÉTHEL Count of Rethel, son of Manassès DE RÉTHEL Count of Rethel and Judith DE BOULOGNE, before 1075. (Hugues I DE RÉTHEL Count of Rethel was born between 1045 and 1055 in Rethel, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France and died on 28 Dec 1118.)