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  • Thierry DE MONTFAUCON, Archdeacon of Besançon
  • Clémentine DE MONTFAUCON+
  • Etienette DE MONTFAUCON


  • Born: Montfaucon, Besançon, Franche-Comte, France
  • Married: Between 1124 and 1130
  • Died: 1162, Montbéliard, Doubs, Franche-Comte, France

  Research Notes:

Loye names “trois frères de la maison de Montfaucon, Hugues, Amédée et Richard”, as sons of “Amédée Ier de Montfaucon”. None of the charters quoted below in which they are named specifies any family relationship between the three. Viellard and Loye indicate that Hasenburg/Azuel (probable descendants of Hugues) bore the same arms as Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], and similar arms to the original arms of Montfaucon, which suggests a close family relationship between all three. However, there seems no reason to suppose that the three were brothers rather than (for example) first cousins. Emperor Heinrich V confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilium...virorum Hugonis, Amedei, et Richardi de Monte-Falconis" by charter dated 8 Jan 1125. "Richardus de Monte Falconis" authorised donations to the abbey of Bellevaux by, among others "Rainaldus de Treva", by charter dated 1130, witnessed by "…Guido de Montefalconis". Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Lucelle, at the request of "Hugone et Amedeo et Ricardo de Montefalconis", by charter dated 1136. Pope Innocent II confirmed the foundation of Lucelle abbey by "nobilibus viris Hugone, Amedeo et Richardo de Monte-Falconis" by bull dated 18 Mar 1139. Konrad III King of Germany confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Lucelle by "Hugonis de Calmillis, Amideo de Novo Castro, Ricardo de Montefalconis" by charter dated 28 May 1139. A charter dated [10 Feb/23 Jul] 1143 records that "Richardus de Monte Falconis…et filius eius Amedeus" had returned the prévôté de Cirey to Humbert Archbishop of Besançon so he could donate it to Bellevaux abbey. Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the foundation of Grâce-Dieu abbey by “dominus Theobaldus de Rubeo Monte et dominus Richardus de Montefalcone...assensu uxorum suarum atque filiorum suorum”, in the presence of “...Henricus de Faucogney...”, by charter dated “V Non Mai” 1147. "Richardus de Montefalconis" donated property to the abbey of Cherlieu, with the consent of "Amedeus filius eius…Girardi Fontisvenne", by charter dated 1148, before Apr. A charter dated 14 Jul 1148 records the confirmation of the donation by "dominus Richardus de Montefalchonis" to Besançon Saint-Etienne for the soul of "conjugis", with the consent of "filio eius Teodorico, ipsius ecclesiæ canonico…Amadeus et Raynaldus filii ipsius Richardi…filiæ ipsius uxor domini Gerardi de Fontevennæ et Stephania". "Dominus Richardus de Montefalconis…et filius eius Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Lieucroissant, with the consent of "filii sui Raynaldi", by charter dated [1149]. 1

  Marriage Information:

Richard married Sophie DE MONTBÉLIARD, daughter of Thierry III DE MOUSSON, Comte de Montbéliard, between 1124 and 1130. (Sophie DE MONTBÉLIARD was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, Franche-Comte, France and died in Apr 1148.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Richard [II] de Montfaucon.

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