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Adelais de Roquefeuil

Female Abt 1132 -


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  • Name Adelais de Roquefeuil 
    Born Abt 1132  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I12669  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 

    Father Geoffrey de Roquefeuil 
    Family ID F7598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertrand d'Anduze,   d. Abt 1169 
    Children 
    +1. Bernard VI d'Anduze,   d. Bef 1200
    +2. Raymond I d'Anduze,   b. Abt 1150,   d. Between 1200 and 1204  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F7571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Leo van de Pas:

      The first members of the Roquefeuil family appear around 900, and can be traced to the counts of Barcelona, who ascended to the throne of Aragón. In this era the family owned extensive lands in the department of Aveyron, Gard and Hérault in the Languedoc region of the south of France, and its men referred to themselves as barons de Roquefeuil and vicomtes de Creyssels. _Le Spicilège_ of Charles-Louis Montesquieu refers to a Roquefeuil who was an important figure in the time of Hugues Capet. Under a codicil of 21 February 1002, Henri de Roquefeuil founded the hospital of Notre Dame du Bonheur on the mountain of l'Espérou. In 1032 Séguin de Roquefeuil gave to the abbey of Saint-Guilhem-du-désert, diocese of Lodève, extensive lands in the counties of Lodève and the Rouergue. In 1080 Raymond de Roquefeuil made a large donation to the same abbey. This first house of Roquefeuil continued until Geoffroy de Roquefeuil, who had a daughter Adelais but no male heirs.

      About 1150 Adelais married Bertrand d'Anduze, sire d'Anduze, seigneur d'Alais, son of Bernard IV d'Anduze, sire d'Anduze, de Leques, de Portes. A condition of the marriage was that the children born of it would in perpetuity carry the name and arms of Roquefeuil. Adelais and Bernard had two sons, Bernard VI and Raymond I, both of whom would have progeny. The elder son Bernard continued the line of Anduze, while the second son Raymond inherited from his mother and founded the second house of Roquefeuil.

      The Anduze were a powerful dynasty established in the Cévennes. It was probably a branch of the house of the counts of Toulouse. Like the Anduze, their cousins the Roquefeuil struck their own coins in the mint works of Sommières around 1236.

      The related branch of the Roccaful served the kings of Aragón and participated in the 'Reconquista' of the Spanish against the Moors.

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