Hugues CAPET, King of France
(Abt 940-996)
(Abt 953-1004)
Cte Guillaume II "le Libérateur" D' ARLES
(Abt 955-Aft 993)
Adélaïde D' ANJOU
(Est 945-1026)
Robert II "Le Pieux" CAPET, King of France
Constance D' ARLES, Queen of France
(Abt 988-1032)
Adela CAPET, comtesse de Contenance


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Cte Baudouin V "le Pieux" DE FLANDRE

Adela CAPET, comtesse de Contenance

  • Married: 1028, Amiens, Somme, Picardy, France
  • Died: 8 Jan 1079, Messines, Ypres, France

  Also called Adèle (Adela, Aélis) DE FRANCE 1

  General Notes:

compiler's 29/30 x great grandmother

  Research Notes:

The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "soror…regis Henrici Adela" as wife of "Balduino Insulano". The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Alam comitissam Flandrensem" as the daughter of King Robert. She is named as daughter of King Robert in a manuscript whose attribution to Orderic Vitalis is disputed, which also refers to her marriage. Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the primary source on which this is based. "Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage. Her father gave her the seigneurie of Corbie as her dowry.

Betrothed (Jan 1027) to Richard III, Duke of Normandy, son of Richard I Duke of Normandy and his first wife Judith de Bretagne.

Ctss de Contenance. She founded the Benedictine monastery at Messines near Ypres. Philippe I King of France donated “villam in pago Parisiacensi sitam...Curtesiolum” to Saint-Denis, at the request of “amita mea soror...patris mei H...Adela”, by charter dated 1060, after 4 Aug.

The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Adelaidis comitissa". 2

  Marriage Information:

Adela married Cte Baudouin V "le Pieux" DE FLANDRE, son of Cte Baudouin IV "le Barbu" DE FLANDRE and Ogive DE LUXEMBOURG, in 1028 in Amiens, Somme, Picardy, France. (Baudouin V "le Pieux" DE FLANDRE was born about 1012 in Flandres, died on 1 Sep 1067 in Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and was buried in Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.)


1 Comtes de Flandre(s)(Vlaanderen), Flandre(s), Pays-Bas, Etienne Pattou, 2005, p. 4.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Adela de France.

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