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Almodis de La Marche

Female Abt 1010 - 1071  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Almodis de La Marche  [1
    Born Abt 1010  [2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 1020  [3
    Died 16 Oct 1071  [2, 4
    Person ID I4615  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Bernard I,   b. Abt 974,   d. Between 1038 and 16 Jun 1047  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Amelie,   b. Abt 985,   d. 1072  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Family ID F6384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hugh V de Lusignan,   b. Abt 1016,   d. 8 Oct 1060  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1038  [3, 5
    Divorced Abt 1040  [3
    Children 
    +1. Hugh VI de Lusignan,   d. Between 1106 and 1110
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F6282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pons II William,   b. Abt 990,   d. 1060  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1040  [3
    Divorced Aft 1053  [3
    Children 
     1. Hugh, Abbot of Saint-Gilles
    +2. Almodis de Toulouse
    +3. William IV of Toulouse,   b. Abt 1040,   d. Abt 1093, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +4. Raymond IV of Toulouse,   b. Abt 1041,   d. 28 Feb 1105, Tripoli, now in Lebanon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ramon I Berenguer,   b. 1023,   d. 26 May 1076  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Aft Apr 1053  [3
    Children 
    +1. Ramon II Berenguer,   b. 1055,   d. 5 Dec 1082  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F3825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Married Hugh V of Lusignan around 1038. After three children, he divorced her "due to consanguinity" and arranged for her to marry Pons of Toulouse. She had several children by Pons and was still married to him in 1053 when she was abducted by Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, who kidnapped her from Narbonne with help from his ally, the Muslim emir of Tortosa. Ramon married her immediately and set about getting her with children. Pope Victor II excommunicated them both, but the writ was rescinded in 1056.

      From Wikipedia:

      Almodis maintained contact with her former husbands and many children, and in 1066/1067 she traveled to Toulouse for her daughter's wedding [Almodis, who married Count Pierre of Melgueil]. A few years before, in 1060, [her first husband] Hugh V of Lusignan had revolted against his lord, Duke William VIII of Aquitaine, in support of Almodis' son [by her second husband] William IV of Toulouse.* Her sons supported one another in military campaigns; Hugh VI of Lusignan [by her first husband], Raymond IV of Toulouse [by her second], and Berenguer Ramon [by her third] all took the Cross.

      *****

      She was murdered in October 1071 by one Pere-Ramon who had been Ramon Berenguer's heir before Ramon married her. Wikipedia: "He was disinherited and exiled for his crime, and fled the country. When his father died in 1076, Barcelona was split between Berenguer Ramon and Ramon Berenguer, Almodis' sons. The family history of murder did not end with Pedro Ramon, as Berenguer Ramon earned his nickname 'The Fratricide' when he killed his own twin brother."

      *****

      * See her first husband Hugh V's entry: she seems to have persuaded him to enter the fray on behalf of her son by husband #2, and he lost his life by so doing.

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

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [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., year only.

    5. [S380] French-language Wikipedia.