|Balian II D' IBELIN Lord of Rama
Balian II D' IBELIN Lord of Rama
- Died: Between 1150 and 1152
His parentage is confirmed by William of Tyre referring to "Balianus senior" in 1132. "Balianus miles" donated property "mea casale…Dargerboan" to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Josaphat with the consent of "dominus meus Hugo, comes Jope", by charter dated 1127. It is assumed that this charter refers to the younger Balian as no primary source has yet been identified which suggests that Balian senior was no longer constable of Jaffa at that date. He supported Foulques King of Jerusalem in his dispute with Hugues du Puiset in 1132/33. "…Barisanus…" subscribed the charter dated 5 Feb 1138 under which "Fulcho…rex Ierusalem Latinorum tercius" granted privileges to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, although this could refer either to Balian or his father. In 1141, he was granted the castle of Yebna, francisised to "Ibelin", south-west of Lydda. The Lignages d'Outremer confirm that the king gave "Ybelin" to "Belleem a la Barbe". "Balianus…" subscribed the charter dated 1144 under which "Balduinus…sancte Ierusalem rex Latinorum quartus" granted privileges to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, signing first among the subscribers. He succeeded his brother-in-law as Lord of Rama, by right of his wife. William of Tyre records "Balianus senior" among the magnates in Palestine present at the council held at Acre recorded under 1148.
Balian married Helvis of Rama, daughter of Baudouin I, Lord of Rama, King of Jerusalem and Stephanie of Nablus. (Helvis of Rama was born about 1115 and died after 1158.)