Genealogy of Catherine De la Broue,
wife of Nicolas D’Aspit
The noble DE LA BROUE family is originated in the Auverne region of France. This house formed two distinct branches in Seigneurs de Gaudelon established at Moissac and the other Seigneurs de Vareilles established at Noirt in Poitou.
Jean de la Broue, qualified as “Noble and Ecuyer”, lived in the city of Aurillac in the Diocese of St. Flour. He was born in 1420. His lady wife is not known, two children are recorded:
1. Francois de la Broue b. 1455 (see below)
2. Amaury de la Broue b. 1458 (died young)
Francoise de la Broue, qualified as “Noble and Ecuyer”, b. 1455, married October 17, 1495 to the noble Allunguette de Pellerin de Valsergues, daughter of Jean de Pellerin, Seigneur de Vican, in the castle of Vican-les-Gourdon, in the Diocese of Cahors.
Of this marriage were born:
1. Martin de la Broue b. 1508 (see below)
2. Salvi de la Broue b. 1510
3. Jean de la Broue b. 1513
Martin de la Broue, Siegneur de Vican, b. 1508, married in 1539 to Francoise de Constantin. In a process verbal he confirmed his titles in March and December of 1552. He received a new fief of Blagnac in October of 1555. His last testament was dated March 28, 1580.
Of this marriage were born:
1. Jean de la Broue b. 1540
2. Antoine de la Broue b. 1542 (see below)
3. Raymond de la Broue b. 1543
4. Thomas de la Broue b. 1545
5. Antoine de la Broue b. 1547
6. Jean de la Broue b. 1549
7. Anne de la Broue b. 1549
8. Clemence de la Broue b. 1551
9. Catherine de la Broue b. 1553
Antoine de la Broue, Ecuyer, Seigneur de Blagnac, b. 1542 married in 1559 to the noble Francoise de Calus, daughter of the noble Pierre de Callus and Jeanne Lassalle. Antoine was an Officer of Arms and Captain of the company of St. Sulpice as testified in notarial letters dated September 26, 1583. His last testament is dated January 30, 1593.
Of this marriage were born:
1. Jean de la Broue b. August 03, 1560
2. Catherine de la Broue b. 1567
Catherine de la Broue, b. 1567 married in 1601 to the noble Nicolas
D’aspit, Seigneur D’Aspe. (see the Daspit genealogy)
COAT OF ARMS: Ecartele, aux d’or a trois corbeaux de sable, becques
and membres de gueules.
Genealogy of Laure de Marsan,
wife of Raimond de Mesmes
The genealogy of Laure de Marsan, wife of Raimond de Mesmes, is the one that shows the union of the two great houses of Bigorre and Marsan.
This fiefdom ranked as a Countship under the Duke of Gascony. The first Count of Bigorre was Enelo-Arista (Inigo) who later became the first Kink of Navarre. Enelo Arista was descended from the ancient dukes of Gasconia, descendants of the Merovingian Kings of Toulouse.
Enelo (Inigo) Arista, Count of Bigorre, King of Navarre, b.810, married his first wide Uniga of Oviedo, daughter of Garcia, the Count of Oviedo. Of this marriage there is recorded one child:
1. Garcias Inigo b. 858Garcias Inigo was King of Navarre and died in 880
Enelo (Inigo) Arista was secondly married to Theida of Biscay. Of this marriage there is recorded one child:
1. Donat-Loupe b.860See Merovingian Genealogy.
Donat-Loupe, Count of Bigorre, b. 860. His lady wife is unknown. He is recorded as having an heiress:
1. Falquilene b. 889
Falquilene, Countess of Bigorre, married to Dato-Donat circa 915. Of this marriage there is recorded one son:
1. Raymond b. 917
Raymond, Count of Bigorre, b. 917. His lady wife is inknown. He is recorded as having died in 960. Two sonse are recorded:
1. Louis b. 935
2. Arnaud b. 940 (see below)
Arnaud, Count of Bigorre, b. 940. Arnaud succeeded his brother Louis who was Count of Bigorre from 960-980. One son is recorded:
1. Garcias-Arnaud b. 972
Garcias-Arnaud, Count of Bigorre, b. 972, d. 1030. One son
1. Bertrand-Roger b. 995 d. 1030
1. Bertrand-Roger II b. 1016 d. 1030
Bertrand-Roger II, Count of Bigorre, b. 1016, d. 1078. One daughter is recorded:
1. Beatrix b. 1040
Beatrix, Countess of Bigorre, b.1040, d.1097. Married in 1060 to Centule. At the death of her father in 1078, Beatrix passed the rights to the sovereignty of Bigorre to her husband. Of this marriage were born:
1. Bertrand b. 1062 (died young)
2. Bertrand II b. 1065
3. Centule II b. 1070
Centule II, Count of Bigorre, (1113 –38) b. 1070, d. 1138.
Centule II suceeded his brother Bertrand III in 1113. His brother
had reigned from 1109 – 1113 and died without issue. One daughter
1. Beatrix II b. 1112
Beatrix II, Countess of Bigorre, b. 1112. Married in 1140 to Pierre, Viscount of Marsan. Beatrix II died in 1170. By the marriage with Pierre the lordships of Bigorre and Marsan were united. One son is recorded of this marriage:
1. Centule III b. 1143
Centule III, Count of Bigorre and Viscount of Marsan, b. 1143. Centulle III succeeded to the heirship of Bigorre at the death of his mother in 1170. He also became Viscount of Marsan at the death of his father, Pierre, in 1190. Two daughters were recorded:
1. Stephanie b. 1180
2. Petronille b. 1185
Stephanie married to Bernard IV, Count of Comminges.
Petronille, Countess of Bigorre and Viscountess of Marsan, b. 1185. Petronille married five times in her long life. She married in 1216 to Guy de Montfort, son of Simon de Montfort IV and Alice de Montmorency. His brother was the great lord Simon de Montfort V. One child is recorded of this marriage:
1. Alice (Alix) b. 1218According to J.R. Maddicott’s book on “Simon de Montfort”, Petronille leased Bigorre to her brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort in order to protect the land against the claims of her son-in-law, Gaston de Bearn. Simon was also appointed guardian until he had been compensated for his defence of the county. Before her death in 1251, Petronilla bequeathed the county of Bigorre to Esquivat, her grandson.
Alice de Marsan, Countess of Bigorre and Viscountess of Marsan, b. 1218 married numerous times. It is from this last heiress of the Counts of Bigorre and Viscounts of de Marsan that Laure de Marsan is descended. Because of the numerous female descendants of Alix, the sovereignty of Bigorre was adjudged to the Bishop of Puy. In 1256 the fiefdom of Marsan was settled on Gaston, Viscount of Bearn. The descendants of Alix were allowed to declare their lineage by displaying the arms of Bigorre on their coats of arms.
Alice de Montfort married Jourdain III de Chabanais. There is one son recorded:
1. Esquivat de Chabanais
Laure de Marsan, granddaughter of Alice, married to Raimond
de Mesmes. (see the de Mesmes genealogy).
Although it is not completely certain, there is evidence that Laure de
Marsan may have been the daughter of Esquivat de Chabanais.
COAT OF ARMS: Bigorrre – d’or, a deux lions leopardes de gueules,
armes & lampasses d’azur. Coronne de Compte. (This coat
of arms is part of the de Mesmes coat of arms.)
Genealogy of Jeanne de Mesmes,
wife of Jewin D’Aspit
The following genealogy of the De Mesmes family was compiled and provided by Ray Olivier.
Through the 1568 of Jeanne de Mesmes to Jewin Daspit the Daspit de St. Amand family became the descendents of many reigning familes of the Pyrenees, the royal houses of Navarre, France, Spain, England and the ancient royal houses of Toulouse, Aragorn, Castile, Visigothic Spain, Bagdad, Rome and Israel.
The family of De Mesmes originated in Bearn and Languedoc. Major branches of of this house became lords od d’Avaux, Arches, Irval, Malaisse, Moigneville, Ravignon and Roissi. A cadet branch of this house became attached to the Kings of England when these monarchs possessed Guyenne. In the year 1200 this cadet branch established themselves in England under the lordship of the Earls of Northumberland. As late as 1567 there was a record of a Des Mesmes as governor of Berwick. The earliest mention of an individual member is of Amanieu De Mesmes. The lord De Mesmes was mentioned ina document of donation to the hospital of Bressal. The following genealogy is based on genealogy printed in the Dictionaire Universal, printed in 1714.
Amanieu De Mesmes, Chevalier, born circa 1190. This lord was mentioned in the document of donation to the hospital of Bressal in 1219. His lady wife is not know, Amanieu de Mesmes died in the year 1256. He is recorded as having four sons:
1. Amanieu de Mesmes b. 1218
2. Pierre de Mesmes b. 1220
3. Guillaume de Mesmes b. 1224
4. Raimond de Mesmes b 1227 (see below)
Pierre was described as Dominus (Lord) in the ancestral register of homage rendered by the nobles of the Roquefort in 1273. Guillaume was created first chaplain to St. Louis, King of France.
Raimond de Mesmes, Chevalier, born 1227, married 1267 to the noble Laure de Marsan. Laure de Marsan was descendent and heiress in part to Petronille, daughter and heiress to Centule III, Count of Bigorre and Viscount of Marsan. It is through this marriage that the de Mesmes family bears the arms of Bigorre (lions in red with claws tipped in blue on a gold ground) on it’s Coat of Arms. See De Marsan Genealogy. Of this marriage there is recorded one son:
1. Pierre de Mesmes b. 1270 (see below)
Laure de Marsan is recorded as being a widow in 1287 in documents of hommage to the King of England as Duke of Guienne.
Pierre de Mesmes, b. 1270, was recorded in the act of hommage to Eleanore de Foix, Viscount of Bearn and Marsan in 1343 as the first and head of the nobles of Mont de Marsan. The original document is preserved in the charters of the Kingdom of Navarre at Pau. In the marriage certificate of his grandson Arnaud he is described as Pierre de Mossen de Mesmes. Pierre married circa 1310 to the noble Anne de Cosdun. Of this marriage there is recorded one child:
1. Roger de Cosdun de Mesmes b. 1311 (see below)
Roger de Cosdun de Mesmes, b. 1311 was named in the marriage records of his son Arnaud as “very noble Roger de Cosun, chevalier seigneur de Mesmes”. He married circa 1340 to a noble lady whose name is not mentioned. Of this marriage there is recorded one son:
1. Arnaud de Mesmes b. 1342 (see below)
Arnaud de Mesmes, b. 1342, married on August 3, 1379 to the noble Angeline de Moissens, daughter of Guichard, Baron de Moissens and the noble Anne de Clermont. Part of the dowry of Angeline consisted of 3000 Aragon gold florins. The Seigneury of Caix-chen was given to Angeline by her father. Of this marriage there is recorded one son:
1. Bertrand de Mesmes b. 1381 (see below)
Bertrand de Mesmes, Seigneur De Caix-Chen, b1381, married in 1410 to the very noble Jeanne de la Barthe, daughter of Raymond de la Barthe II, Count of Arne, of Montcorneil, and of Guisery, Premier Baron of Astarac and Seneschal of Aure and the noble lady Jean de Montcorneil, heiress of the Seigneur de Montcorneil. By this marriage the De Mesmes family is descended from the ancient Counts of Aragon, the Merovingian Kings of Toulouse and the Eudes the Great, Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony.
Of this marriage were born:
1. Arnaud de Mesmes b. 1412 (see below)
2. Pierre de Mesmes b. 1414
3. Jacques de Mesmes b. 1417
Bertrand died in January 11, 1440. His will designated Arnaud as his universal heir and left 1000 gold florins to the younger sons.
Arnaud de Mesmes, Seigneur De Caix-Chen, De Lusson and De Brocas,
b. 1412, married in 1439 to the noble Catherine de Lassus, sister of Etienne
de Lassus, Seigneur of Canenx. Of this marriage there is recorded
1. George de Mesmes b. 1442
George de Mesmes, Chevalier, Seigneur De Caix-Chen, De Lusson and De Brocas, b. 1442, married to the very noble Marguerite de Cauna, daughter of Bernard de Cauna and the very noble Jeanne de Beaumont, daughter of Louis de Beaumont, count of Lerin and hereditary constable of Navarre and his wife, Jeanne of Navarre, natural daughter of Charles III, King of Navarre. Louis de Beaumont was the grandson of Louis of Navarre, Count of Beaumont-le-Roger, third son of Phillipe III King of Navarre. (See Beaumont and Navarre)
Through the marriage of Marguerite de Cauna and George des Mesmes the De Mesmes family is descended from the Royal House of Navarre, Champagne, Evereux, and the Capetian Royal House of France, the Carolingian royal house and the Merovingian royal house of France.
Of this marriage were born:
1. Jean-Jacques de Mesmes b May 11, 1490Jean-Jacques de Mesmes became the principal negotiator in the marriage of Jeanne d’Albret, heiress of Navarre to Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendome in 1544. He served the royal house of Navarre as Counsellor and Intendant. His son Henri de Mesmes became Chancellor of the Royal House of Navarre. Of this elder branch, several members became diplomats and judges. This elder branch acquired the titles of Seigneurs de Roissi and Counts d Avaux.
2. George de Mesmes b. 1492
3. Dominge de Mesmes b. 1494 (see below)
4. Pierre de Mesmes 1496
The fourth son, of George De Mesmes and Marguerite de Cauna, Pierre
became Chamberlain to the King of Navarre.
Dominge de Mesmes, Seigneur De Caix-Chen, De Lusson and De Brocas,
b. 1492, married the noble Jeanne de la Cassagne in 1520. Dominge
received from his elder brother Jean-Jacques title to the Seigneuries of
De Caix-Chen, De Lusson and De Brocas by conveyance of inheritance in a
document of transaction dated April 6, 1527. By this date Dominge
was also Seneschal of Mont-de-Marsan. In February 25, 1538 Dominge
was confirmed in the titles of
Seigneur De Caix-Chen, De Lusson and De Brocas by charters given by the King at Pau.
Of the marriage of Dominge de Mesmes and Jeanne de la Cassagne one child is recorded:
1. Pierre De Mesmes b. 1523
Pierre De Mesmes, Seigneur De Caix-Chen, De Lassus, De Brocas, b. 1523, married Roquette de Parage, daughter of Saranzot de Parage and Jeanne de Maumora in 1545.
Pierre de Mesmes became Counselor to the court of Navarre in document dated March 7, 1561. In 1582 he was elevated to First President of the Court. In 1598 he was honored with the title of Counselor of State. He was created Baron de Ravignon in 1580.
Of this marriage were born two children:
1. Jean de Mesmes b. 1546
2. Jeanne de Mesmes b. 1550
Jeanne de Mesmes, b. 1550, married the noble Chevalier and Seigneur d’Aspe, Jewin D’Aspit in 1568. (see Daspit genealogy)
Coat of Arms: Ecartele, au l d’or, au croissant de sable; aux 2&3
d’or, a 2 lions leopardes de gueules, armes & lampalles d’azur; au
4 d’or a la pointe ondee d’azur, sumontee d’une etoile de sable.
Coronne de Comte.
Genealogy of Guy de Montfort, husband of Petronilla de Marsan
Through the marriage of Petronille de Marsan to Guy de Montfort, the Daspit family is decended from the de Montfort and de Montmorency families. Alice de Montmorency, mother of Guy de Montfort is herself descended from William the Conqueror through Henry I Beauclerc's illigitimite daughter Alice (Aline).
1. William De Hainault, b. c 967
The name of his wife is not given, there is one child recorded:
1. Aumari De Montfort, b. 993
Aumari De Montfort was born at Montfort, Normandy, France and married Bertrade De Gommetz (b. c. 995). The following children are recorded:
1. Simon I de Montfort, b. c. 1028
2. Avamelle de Montfort
Simon, Seigneur de Montfort first married Isabelle de Broyes. The following children are recorded:
1. Amaury de MontfortHe married secondly in 1055 Agnes De Evereux (b. Normandy, France), daughter of Richard Everaux and Adele. The following children are recorded:
2. Isabel de Montfort
1. Isabel de Montfort, b. c. 1056Isabel was born at Montfort, Normandy, France and married Ralph de Toeni. Bertrade was also born at Montfort, Normandy, France and she married PHILIPPE I "The Rude" (FULK IV). Their grandson Geoffrey maried Matilda, grandaughter of Willam the Conqueror and established the Plantagenet dynasty in England.
2. Bertrade de Montfort, b. c. 1059
3. Amauri de Montfort, b. c. 1091 <recorded date incorrect, too long after father’s death>
Amauri De Montfort was born at Montfort sur Ris, Eure, France and died April, 1137. He first married Richeude of Hainault, no children are recorded of this marriage. He secondly married , in 1120, Agnes De Garlende (b. c. 1095 at Garlende, France) the daughter of Anselm De Garlende and de Montlhery (first name unknown). She died in 1181. One child is recorded:
1. Simon De Montfort II
Simon de Montfort II was Earl of Evreux, h married Maud, whose family is unknown. The following children are recorded:
2. Simon de Montfort III
Amaury was the Count of Evreux, he died in 1191. Bertrade married Hugh of Chester and she died in 1227.
Simon de Montfort II married Amicia, daughter of Robert de Beaumont III, Earl of Leicester. The following children are recorded:
1. Simon De Montfort IV, b. c. 1160Guy de Montfort married first Heloise d’Ibelin and secondly Briende de Beynes. Petronilla died in 1116.
The Simon de Montfort IV was count of Montfort and through his mother also claimed the English earldom of Leicester, to which his right was intermittently recognized by King John. He was a participant in the Fourth Crusade (1202–4) and later led the crusade against the Albigenses. After defeating Peter II or Aragon and Raymond VI of Toulouse in 1213 he was proclaimed lord of Toulouse and Montauban by the Crusaders (1215). In 1217 Raymond recaptured some of the territory he had lost and in 1218 Simon was killed while besieging Toulouse.
He married Alice de Montmorency, daughter of Bouchard IV de Montmorency and Laurentia of Hainault. Bouchard IV de Montmorency was the son of Mathieu I of Montmorency and Alice (Aline) who was herself the illigitamite daughter of Henry I of England and most probably Sybilla Corbet. Thus Alice de Montmorency is the great great great granddaughter of William the Conqueror through an illigitimate daughter of WIlliam’s son, Henry I. Alice was quite a remarkable woman in her own right, sharing her husband’s religious fervor and often accompanying him on his crusades. She was present or nearby during many of the battles, including the seige of Toulouse in 1217-18 where Simon met his death. The following children are recorded:
1. AmauryRelated Encyclopedia Article on Simon de Montfort
4. Simon V, b. c1208
Sources disagree as to whether Alice de Montfort was the progeny of Henry's liason with Sybilla Corbet or an unknown mistress. There are also discrepancies as to the number of generations between Alice and Henry I.
1. Esquivat de Chabanais-------------------