|Ava DE RIBAGORZA
Ava DE RIBAGORZA
- Married: Between 958 and 961
- Died: After 995
Compiler's 30/31/32/33 great-grandmother
The Codex de Roda names "domno Unifredus ac domnus Arnaldus, seu Ysarno, ac domna Aba Castelle comitissa" as the children of "Regemundus" and his wife. The end 13th century “Crònica d´Alaó Renovada” records that “Ova filia Regimundi” married “comitis Sanctii de Castella” (error for García). “Raymundus comes filius Bernardi” donated “villas Sillvi et Villa Recones et Rio Petruso” to the monastery of Orvara in exchange for dower given to “filia mea Ava” by charter dated . "Garcia comes" and his wife "Ava" donated property to the monastery of Arlanza by charter dated 12 Jul 970. "Garsea Ferrandiz comite…cum coniuge mea Ava comitissa" donated property to the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeñas by charter dated 26 Apr 971. "Garssia Ferdinandi…comes et imperator Castelle…cum uxore mea Abba comitisse" granted fuero to Castrojeriz by charter dated 8 Mar 974, subscribed by "Sanctio filio nostra, Urraca filia nostra…". "Garsias Ferdinandez…cum coniuge mea Ava comitisa" founded the monastery of San Cosme y San Damian de Covarrubias, offering "filiam…nostram Urracam" as a nun there, by charter dated 25 Dec 978. According to popular legend, she fomented revolt against her husband and even offered her hand in marriage to a Muslim in exchange for killing Count García, but the historical accuracy of this is doubtful. 1
Ava married Conde García I Fernández DE CASTILLA, son of Conde Fernando González DE CASTILLA and Sancha Sánchez DE NAVARRA. (García I Fernández DE CASTILLA died on 1 Aug 995 in Córdoba, Spain.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ava.