Cte Henri III DE BAR
- Born: Abt 1259, Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, Argonne/Lorraine, France
- Married: 20 Sep 1293, Bristol, Gloucester, England
- Died: Sep 1302, Naples, Campagna, Italy
“Henris ainsneis filz le Comte de Bar, suers de meinburnie” agreed to help Ferry III Duke of Lorraine against the bishop of Metz by charter dated 1277. This charter suggests that Henri was born [1255/60], as the precise age at which he would have been emancipated is uncertain. The testament of “Thiebaut cuens de Bar”, dated 1282, appoints as executors “Jehenne contesse de Bar ma femme, mon signor Guy de Toucy signor de Baserne, mon signor Thieri d’Amele le chastelains de Bar qui or est...” and names “Henry aineis fils le comte de Bar”.
He succeeded his father in 1291 as HENRI III Comte de Bar. “Henris cuens de Bar, Jehans, Thiebaus, Renaus, Erars, damoiselle Alix, damoiselle Marie” notified their consent to “nostre...meire Jehanne de Toucy dame de Pusoye“ arranging affairs, including the escheat of “damoiselle Alix nostre niece fille...Philippe contesse de Borgoingne nostre...seror qui fut”, by charter dated 7 Nov 1291. “Loys cuens de Chiney et...Johenne contesse de Chiney et dame de Blanmont sa fame” claimed a share in the succession of “Henrit conte de Bair peire à moi Jehenne dessus dite et...à...ma...meire Phelippe contesse de Bair qui fut et en l’escheoite de...Henri et...Renaut de Bair mes freire qui furent“ from “Henrit conte de Bair” by charter dated 7 Jun 1294. He was named Lieutenant General of the Empire by Adolf King of Germany Graf von Nassau in 1295. "Iehanne de Thoci comtesse de Bar et dame de Pusoye" confirmed the peace agreement between Philippe IV King of France and "nostre...fil Henry cuens de Bar" by charter dated 1301 “le Vendredy apres Pentecoste”. 1
Henri married Eleanor PLANTAGENET, Princess of England, daughter of Edward I "Longshanks" PLANTAGENET, King of England, and Infanta doña Leonor DE CASTILLA, on 20 Sep 1293 in Bristol, Gloucester, England. (Eleanor PLANTAGENET was born before 17 Jun 1269 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England and died on 12 Oct 1297 in Ghent, Flanders.)