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Female - Aft 1122

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  1. 1.  Ermesenda died after 21 Feb 1122.


    Or Ermesindis, etc. She was not, contrary to many sources, a daughter of Pierre of Melgueil and Almodis de Toulouse.

    From Peter Stewart, soc.genealogy.medieval, 27 Mar 2020:

    Ermensenda's husband Guillaume V of Montpellier married his daughter Guilelma to Bernard IV of Melgueil, a grandson of Pierre. Consequently, if Ermensenda had been the daughter of Pierre in question, a first-cousin marriage would have taken place in the early-12th century, which is beyond implausible.

    At the time Pierre of Melgueil settled his dispute with Guillaume V of Montpellier the latter was apparently still very young — Pierre died in the late 1080s and (according to Claudie Duhamel-Amado) Guillaume V was born in 1073 or 1074. Given this, it seems likely that a marriage between Pierre's daughter and Guillaume did not last long and that in any event she was not Ermensenda, who outlived him and was the mother of his children including Guilelma married in 1120 to Bernard of Melgueil.

    Ermesenda married Guillem V de Montpellier between 1086 and 1087. Guillem (son of Guillem IV de Montpellier and Ermengarde de Melgueil) was born about 1073; died in 1121. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Guilelma de Montpellier
    2. Bernard of Cluny was born in in Murles, Hérault, Occitan, France.
    3. Guillem VI de Montpellier was born about 1095; died after 11 Dec 1146 in Grandselve Abbey, Bouillac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France.
    4. Guillem d'Omelaz was born about 1100; died before May 1156.

Generation: 2