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Seigneur Hugues IV "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN


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  Research Notes:

"Hugo Liziniacensis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1025] "sub testimonio Hildeardis uxoris sue et infantum suorum Hugonis et Rorgonis, Walterii prepositi et Belielini filii eius". The naming of Audéarde's grandson, Jourdain, suggests a connection with the family of Chabanais. In addition, the cartulary of Lesterps states that Jourdain [III] de Chabanais was killed at "Casech", most likely Chizé, which had been taken by Hugues [IV] Seigneur de Lusignan in order to obtain Vivonne. Duguet records that the name "Audeard" is found in the Chabanais family, a first cousin of Jourdain [III] of this name being a nun at Saint-Sylvain de la Mongie in 1010. There are indications of a plan for Hugues [IV] to marry --- de Thouars, daughter of Raoul [I] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Aremburgis [Aisceline] ---. An undated charter, dated to [1030], records a final agreement between Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine and “Hugone Chiliarcum” [Hugues [IV] Seigneur de Lusignan] settling long-standing disputes, reciting that “Savaricus...vicecomes” had taken from Hugues land which Duke Guillaume had granted, that after Savary’s death a settlement was proposed with “Radulfo fratri supra dicto mortuo” involving Hugues marrying “vicecomiti Radulfo...filiam eius”, that Duke Guillaume had counter-proposed that Hugues should receive "de castro Parteniaco Ioscelinus…honorem et mulierem eius", that after Raoul’s death a new agreement was reached “cum Josfredum vicecomite...nepos...Radulfo”. Imbert indicates that the marriage between Hugues [IV] and the daughter of Vicomte Raoul did take place. However, it is unclear from the charter dated to [1030] that this is correct. In any case, the dispute dragged on so long without resolution that it would not be surprising if Hugues had married another person in the meantime. The conclusion is that there is no certainty that Audéarde, wife of Hugues [IV], was the daughter of Raoul [I] Vicomte de Thouars. 1

  Marriage Information:

Audéarde married Seigneur Hugues IV "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN, son of Seigneur Hugues III "Le Blanc" DE LUSIGNAN and Arsende. (Hugues IV "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN was born in Lusignan, Vienne, France and died between 1025 and 1032.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Hugues [IV] "le Brun" de Lusignan.

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