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Reginar I "Longneck"

Male Abt 850 - 916  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Reginar I "Longneck"  
    Born Abt 850  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 25 Oct 915 and 19 Jan 916  Meersen Palace, Meersen, Brabant Wallon, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I2461  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Alberada of Mons,   d. Aft 915 
    Children 
    +1. Reginar II,   b. Abt 890, Alsace-Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 932, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +2. Giselbert I,   b. Between 891 and 898,   d. 2 Oct 939, Andernach, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lay-abbot of Echternach (897-915); Lay-abbot of Stavelot-Malmedy; Lay-abbot of Saint-Servais; Lay-abbot of Saint-Maximum. Lay Margrave between the Meuse and the Scheldt. Count, perhaps of Hesbaye, perhaps of Masau. Called "Dux" 898, 905. Called "Missus Dominicus" 911. Called Marquess 915.

      Also called Regnier.

      Many genealogical sources, including Ancestral Roots, give Reginar as the son of Giselbert and a daughter of Lothair I. But (as Wikipedia notes), no contemporary evidence exists linking Reginar and this Giselbert. A detailed discussion of what we know and of the plausibility of this and other speculations can be found at The Henry Project.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 15 March 2014): "His nickname is variously given in other languages as Langhals, au Long Cou, au Longue Col, Collo-Longus, or Longi-colli. Nevertheless, this nickname does not appear in primary sources and in fact refers to his eponymous grandson [Reginar III, abt 920-973, Count of Hainault] and great-grandson [Reginar IV, abt 950-1013, Count of Mons]."

      From The Henry Project: "Regnier was still living on 25 August 915, when he appeared in a charter of Charles 'the Simple' (see above). He was certainly deceased by 19 January 916, when he was not present at the assembly at Heristal, but his sons Giselbert and the younger Regnier were (the order they were listed making it clear that it was not the father who was present) [Parisot (1898), 617; Wampach (1935), 170 (#146)]. If the Catalogi abbatum Epternacensium is correct in having his tenure as lay-abbot end in the fourth year of Charles the Simple (as king of Lorraine -- see above), then Regnier was deceased by November of that year [see Brabant (1881), 66 (#81), n. 1; Parisot (1898), 609-610]."

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    2. [S91] The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England, by Stewart Baldwin and Todd A. Farmerie.