Seigneur Hugues IX DE LUSIGNAN
(-Bef 1169)
Elisabeth D' AMBOISE
(-Bef 1212)
Hugues X "Le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN
(Abt 1163-1219)
(-Aft 1233)
Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN, Comte de la Marche et d' Angoulême
(Bef 1188-1249)


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Isabella Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME, Queen of England

Hugues XI "le Brun" DE LUSIGNAN, Comte de la Marche et d' Angoulême

  • Born: Before 1188, Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou, France
  • Married: 10 May 1220, England
  • Died: 1249, after 15 January, Damietta, Egypt

  Research Notes:

"Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" and with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200. "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, recommended "R. comiti Augi et Hugoni filio meo" to take the abbey of Châtelliers under their protection by charter dated to [1200]. As noted above, the charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Mathilde, widow of Hugues [X] sold her rights for an annuity, strongly suggests that she was not the mother of Hugues [XI]. This appears corroborated by the absence of any papal dispensation for the marriage of Hugues [XI], which would have been required if he had been so closely related to his wife (it is even doubtful whether such a dispensation would have been granted for such a close relationship). It is likely that Hugues [XI] would have been at least a young adolescent when he consented to the charter dated 23 Feb 1200 which is quoted above. "Hugo Bruni dominus Lezigniaci et comes Marchie", on leaving on crusade, and "Hugo de Lezigniaco filius suus" donated half "molendino de Pooillet" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 27 Jun 1218.

He succeeded his father in 1219 as Seigneur de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche. He succeeded in 1220 as Comte d'Angoulême, by right of his wife. Seigneur de Château-Larcher 1223. Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue” by charter dated Aug 1224. "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor sua…regina Angliæ comitissa Marchiæ et Engolismæ" reached agreement with Saint-Amant-de-Boixe recorded in a charter dated 1225.

Seigneur de Montreuil-Bonnin et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray 1229. “Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites”. "Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "antecessorum meorum…Hugonis de Lezigniaco proavi mei et Hugonis Bruni comitis Marchie patris mei" by charter dated 22 Jul 1248.

The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos" and names "Ysabelli quondam uxore mea". Matthew Paris records the death of "Hugo cognomento Brun comes de Marchia" in 1249 at Damietta. 1

  Marriage Information:

Hugues married Isabella Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME, Queen of England, daughter of Cte Aymer III Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME et de Valence and Alix DE COURTENAY, Comtesse d' Angoulême, on 10 May 1220 in England. (Isabella Taillefer D' ANGOULÊME was born in 1188 in Angoulême, Aquitaine, Charente, France, died on 31 May 1246 and was buried in Fontevrault-l'Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France.)


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

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