|Guy I DE LÉVIS Seigneur de Lévis
Guy I DE LÉVIS Seigneur de Lévis
- Died: Between Feb 1233 and Oct 1233
- Buried: Notre-Dame de la Roche, Mesnil-Saint-Denis
A charter dated Mar 1202 records the sale of property for which "dominus Philippus de Leviis et Milo et Guido filii sui" are named among the guarantors. A charter dated Mar 1204 records an agreement between the abbot of Saint-Denis and "filios defuncti Philippi de Leviis…archidiaconum Pissiacensem, Milonem, Guidonem, Alexandrum et Symonem ac matrem eorum" regarding the status of their property at "Mesnil-Sevin". "Dominus Guido de Levies" founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de la Roche by charter dated to [1190/96]. "Guido de Levies miles" donated revenue from "Logiis" to Notre-Dame de la Roche, with the consent of "Guiburgis uxoris sue, Philippo archdiacono Pissiancesi fratri suo", by charter dated Jul 1209. After Pope Innocent III launched the crusade against the Albigeois in south-west France in 1208, Guy de Lévis joined the forces of Simon de Montfort Earl of Leicester... who appointed him principal lieutenant of his army. "Guido miles de Levies…et Guiburgis uxor mea" donated revenue from "Villanova et…de Doigviller" to Notre-Dame de la Roche, for the souls of "…Guidone et Philippo filiis nostris", by charter dated May 1226. As part of the arrangements to settle the hostilities in south-western France following the crusade against the Albigeois (formalised in the Treaty of Paris 1229), Guy was installed as Seigneur de Mirepoix [en Languedoc] (held directly from the king not the comte de Toulouse) and designated “maréchal d’Albigeois ou de Mirepoix”, which at the end of the 15th century developed into the title “maréchal héréditaire de la Foi” which continues to be borne by the head of the family.
Guy married Guiburge. (Guiburge died after Nov 1234.)