Seigneur Geoffroy I DE SEMUR
(-Abt 1020)
(-Bef 962)
Dalmas I DE SEMUR, Seigneur de Semur-en-Brionnais
(Abt 1016-Aft 1055)


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Robert I "Le Vieux" CAPET, Duc de Bourgogne


  • Born: Abt 1016, Anjou, France
  • Married: Abt 1033, France
  • Died: 22 Apr, after 1055, Semur-en-Brionnais, Saône-et-Loire, France

  Research Notes:

"Notes historiques sur le prieuré de Marcigny", included in the cartulary of Marcigny-sur-Loire, name (in order) "sancti Hugonis abbatis Cluniacensis et Gaufredi Sinemurensis, Andræ levitæ, Joceranni et Dalmatii, et sororum eorundem…Materdis, Adalaidæ et Cecilæ atque Evellæ" as children of "Dalmatius". Her parentage is confirmed by the Vita S Hugonis, which records that "Dux Burgundie, gener eius" killed the father of St Hugues (abbot of Cluny) by his own hand.

The date of the marriage is deduced from the charter, dated to [1034], which is subscribed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue", under which "Gibuinus" confirmed a donation to Saint-Etienne de Dijon. "Robertus dux Burgundionum" confirmed the possessions of Cluny by charter dated [1040] subscribed by "Ilie uxoris eius". “Robertus Burgundie dux” renounced rights “in villa...Gilliacus...” in favour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés by charter dated 22 Sep 1040, subscribed by “...Elie conjugis eius...”. "Robertus…dux et rector inferioris Burgundiæ" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1 Mar 1043 which names "Helie uxoris mee…". “Robertus dux Burgundiorum cum uxore mea Helia” donated “terram...Villare pago Belnensi” to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Hugonis et Henrici”, by charter dated to [1043/44]. "Robertus dux et uxor sua Hylia" donated money to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon by undated charter.

She was repudiated, presumably on grounds of consanguinity, before [1050] when Jean Abbot of Fécamp wrote to Pope Leo IX recording that "Tedbaldo comite et Burgundionum…duce R" had "abdicatis legitimi thori connumbiis" and had "in inhonestis et consanguinitate fœdatis thalamis". She became a nun as PETRONILLE after her repudiation.

The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 22 Apr of "Helya uxor Rotberti ducis". 1

  Marriage Information:

Hélie married Robert I "Le Vieux" CAPET, Duc de Bourgogne, son of Robert II "Le Pieux" CAPET, King of the Franks, and Constance Taillefer DE TOULOUSE, Queen of the Franks, about 1033 in France. Robert repudiated Hélie about 1048. (Robert I "Le Vieux" CAPET was born about 1011 and died on 18 Mar 1075/6 in Fleury-sur-Ouche, Côte d’Or, Normandie, France.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Helie.

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