Jeanne DE DAMMARTIN
- Born: Abt 1220, Dammartin, Seine-et-Marne, France
- Married: Bef Aug 1237, Burgos, Castile
- Died: 15 Mar 1278/9, Abbeville, Somme, France
The De Rebus Hispaniæ of Rodericus Ximenes names "Mariam…mater Joannæ Reginæ Castellæ et Legionis" as the daughter of "Comitis de Pontivo" and his wife "Adelodis" daughter of "Ludovico Regi Francorum" (and his wife "Elisabeth", an error for Constanza). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the four daughters of "comes de Pontivo Symon" as the wives of "rex Castelle de Hispanie Fernandus…natu maiorem filius vicecomitis de Castro Araudi…filius comitis de Augo…comes de Roceio". "Symon comes Pontivi et Monstreoli et…Maria comitissa dicte terre" granted "quatuor millaria alectium…annuatim" [four thousand herrings a year] to the nuns of Espaigne, at the request of "primogenite nostre J. …regine Yspanie et Castelle", by charter dated Aug 1237. It is not known whether the document accords the queen’s title to Jeanne because she was already married or just betrothed at that date. The contract of marriage between "Ferrandi…regis Castelle et Toleti, Legionis et Galicie" and "donna Johanna…socero nostro…comite Pontivi" is noted in a charter dated Jan 1238 (N. S.) issued by Louis IX King of France, which also refers to the king of Castile's letter dated 31 Oct 1237.
She succeeded her father as Ctss d‘Aumâle in 1239. She succeeded her mother in 1250 as Ctss de Ponthieu. She returned to France after her first husband died. "Johanna…Castelle [regina]" confirmed a donation to Saint-Vulfran, for the souls of "…bone memorie…regis Castelle et Legionis quondam mariti nostri" and tor the salvation of "nostre et Fernandi…filii nostri primogeniti", by charter dated Aug 1255. "Jehans de Neele cuens de Pontieu de Monsteruel et d’Aubemarle" appointed "la noble dame Jehane…roine de Castele et de Lyon contesse de Pontieu nostre…fame" as his proxy to pursue a claim against the monks of Saint-Sauve by charter dated 17 Oct 1270.
The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the death in 1279 of "regina Hispanie, domina Pontivi, mater Alienoræ reginæ Angliæ". 1
Jeanne married infante don Fernando III "el Santo" DE CASTILLA y León, son of infante don Alfonso IX DE LEÓN and infanta doña Berenguela DE CASTILLA, before Aug 1237 in Burgos, Castile. (Fernando III DE CASTILLA was born on 5 Aug 1201 in León, Spain and died on 30 May 1252 in Salamanca, León, Spain.)
Jeanne also married Jean DE NESLE, Seigneur de Falvy et de La Hérelle, son of Raoul DE NESLE, Seigneur de Falvy, and Alix DE ROYE, between 1 May 1260 and 9 Feb 1261. (Jean DE NESLE died on 2 Feb 1292.)