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Bouchard IV d'Avesnes

Male Abt 1181 - 1244  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Bouchard IV d'Avesnes 
    Born Abt 1181  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1182  [2
    Died 7 Sep 1244  [1, 3
    Person ID I16984  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 May 2019 

    Father Jacques d'Avesnes,   b. 1150,   d. 7 Sep 1191, Arsulf, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Adela of Guise 
    Married 1180  [1
    Family ID F12994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret II of Flanders,   b. Abt 1202,   d. 10 Feb 1280  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Bef 23 Jul 1212  [4
    Children 
    +1. John d'Avesnes,   b. Apr 1218, Houffalize, Luxembourg (now Belgium) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1257, Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Baudouin d'Avesnes,   b. Sep 1219,   d. 10 Apr 1295  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F10601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Bouchard began his career as a cantor and subdeacon in the church of Laon. In 1212, he was named bailiff of Hainaut. In this capacity, he served as tutor and guardian of the young Margaret, sister of Joanna, Countess of Flanders and Hainault. He later married Margaret in 1212, though she was only ten years old and the marriage could not be consummated. Neither Joanna nor Count Ferdinand gave their consent, and tried to have the marriage stopped, they failed.

      Bouchard lived a war-like life. He invaded the territory of his brother Walter, who had received most of their patrimony. He then invaded Flanders and forced Joanna and Ferdinand to recognise his marriage to Margaret. He then fought at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, under the (losing) Flemish banner. Philip Augustus, the king of France and victor of Bouvines, then counselled the pope, Innocent III, to declare the marriage of Bouchard and Margaret illegal. Innocent eventually excommunicated Bouchard on 19 January 1216. They took refuge in Luxembourg. In 1219, Bouchard was captured in battle and would be imprisoned in Ghent for two years. To obtain his release, Margaret accepted the dissolution of the marriage and Bouchard left for Italy to fight for the Holy See. Upon his return, he was decapitated at Rupelmonde on the orders of Joanna.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

    3. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., year only.

    4. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.