1. Margraviate Antwerp

1.1. Lords of Grimbergen

1.1.1 Familia around the van Grimbergen

1.1.2 The chastelains of Grimbergen

1.1.3 van Eppegem

1.1.4 van Blaasveld

1.1.5 van Screihase

1.1.6 van Scaldebruch

1.1.7 van Eggelgem

1.1.8 van Harendre

1.1.9 van Tallaart

1.1.10 van Meise

1.1.11 van Beigem

1.1.12 van Ossel

1.1.13 van Amelgem

1.1.14 van Wolvertem

1.1.15 van Merchtem

1.1.16 van Melsbroek

1.1.17 van Kampenhout

1.1.18 van Lippelo

1.1.19 van Zemst

1.1.20 van Schiplaken

1.1.21 van Boksem

1.1.22 van Bredelachen

1.1.23 van Rumst

1.1.24 van Schoubroek

1.1.25 van Sellaer

1.1.26 van Keerbergen

1.1.27 van Straten

1.1.28 van Vrijsel

1.1.29 van Alnete

1.1.30 van Geerdegem

1.2 Berthouts

1.2.1 van Duffel

1.2.2 van Heist

1.3 van Asse

2.1 van Wijnegem

2.2 van Berchem

2.3 van Buizegem

2.4 van Vilvoorde

2.5 van Westerlo

2.6 van Zandhoven

2.7 van Merksplas

2.8 van Deurne

3 Ducal Family

3.1 van Budincrode

3.2 van Rijmenam

4 Undetermined

4.1 van Ranst







1. Margraviate Antwerpen


The margraviate of Antwerp was founded at the end of the 10th century, it is first mentioned in 1006 (MGH DD Heinrich II, p221-222, nr. 186). It's thus younger than the two other margraviates at the Sceldt, Ename and Valencijn. It's center was the Ottonic castle at Antwerp, and it's territory is fairly well known thanks to the lists of villages being exempt of tol at Antwerp, these villages were exempt in exchange for a contribution in the upkeep of the castle, a right going back to the earliest stages of the Margraviate, wich is proven by the fact that several villages that contributed were located in the territorties that were conquered by the counts of Flanders in the 11th century.

It seems the margraviate expanded under the strong margraves from the Ardennen house, wich ruled the Margraviate, and soon the duchy of lower Lotharingia, during the 11th century, with the furthest expansion propably being the construction of a fortress far to the north as a measure against the counts of Holland: the Breda castle. This castle was given in hands of a family that was imported from the south, and that was donated goods closer to Antwerp to provide in their living. This seems to indicate that there was little or none internal nobility.

In the 11th century a number of fortresses seems to have been built at the southern borders of the Margraviate, often giving origin to a noble family (e.g. Asse, Grimbergen, Aarschot), these fortifications were propably aimed towards the counts of Leuven, who proved to be rebellious and treacherous troughout the 11th century.

After the death of duke Godfrey of Bouillon the Margraviate came in to the hands of far weaker figures and started to desintegrate. From 1106 on the Margraviate was in the hands of duke Godrey I of Brabant, who seemingly could barely hold on to the scarce Margravial possesions, and had little or no control over the nobles of the Margraviate, some equally powerfull as him. For the next half century these nobles made personal principalities of their territories, with their modest castles as centres. Some feudal wars followed, the best known being the Grimbergen war. The tide turned under duke Godfrey III and his son Henry I, who in the second half of the 12the century succeeded in bringing most nobles back under their control and in some cases reestablished the former feudeal ties to the Margraviate.



Map of the Margraviate based on the list of villages that were exempt of tol at Antwerp in exchange for a contribution in the upkeep of the castle, with addition of the Breda castle.



1.1 Lords of Grimbergen


Grimbergen is a small village at the southern border of the Margaviate. It's lords were the most powerfull in the Margraviate. Troughout the first half of the 12th century they competed with the counts of Leuven, but after their castle at Grimbergen was burned down by ducal troops in 1159 they became loyal followers of the dukes of Brabant. They were author to a large number of charter and founded their own abbey at Grimbergen. In both their own charters and those of the abbey a large number of people are mentioned as witnesses. These people most propably were vassals of the lords og Grimbergen, altough they are almost never explitely entitled as such. They never act in sources regarding the dukes of Brabant, and are grouped here after the lords of Grimbergen. A map of the localities after wich these propable vassals were named gives a good approximation of the territory of the lordship van Grimbergen in the 12th century.


Classification: Noble


Possesions:



Vassalage: It cannot be determined if the van Grimbergens considered themselves to be vassals. As they are never present in charters of the counts of Leuven it appears they weren't vassals of these counts, which would concur with the story that they had several periods of wars in the first half of the 12th century. A rare exception is the foundation of the abbey of Park, at which Arnold and Gerard van Grimbergen were present, all the more remarkable given that Godfrey I was disposed as duke the year before. If this marked a change in attitide we do not know, as this is in fact the last act of these brothers van Grimbergen. The sources stay silent on the family until 1154, 25 years later. Most likely both Arnold and Gerard died young. Precisely in this period a number of charters by the dukes of Brabant mention “homines” or “baro” of the duke.




A map with a number of locations after wich families that appear to have been vassals of the van Grimbergens were named.


Walter I van Grimbergen °1040/80 +<1132 [1107-1110], “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). “Walteri de Grembergis” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472). A charter by the bishop of Cambrai describes how the abbey of Grimbergen was founded by “Gualterus quidam nobilis” but did not fare well and that after the death of Wouter “heredes eius Gerardus uidelicet et Arnulphus” changed the abbey to a Norbertine order abbey in a charter dated 1132 confirming the abbeys possessions. (W3222). A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).

He had 4 children

  1. Gerard I, look further

  2. Arnold I [1125-1129] °1065/1105, “Arnulfus de Grembergis Gerardus frater eius” are witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). “Arnulfi Grinbergensis” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036). “Arnulfus de Grinbergis” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037). A charter by the bishop of Cambrai describes how the abbey of Grimbergen was founded by “Gualterus quidam nobilis” but did not fare well and that after the death of Wouter “heredes eius Gerardus uidelicet et Arnulphus” changed the abbey to a Norbertine order abbey in a charter dated 1132 confirming the abbeys possessions. (W3222).

  3. Lutgarde <°1090 (based upon marriage and children of her daughter Beatrix), married Boudewijn van Gent, from the family "van Aalst", according to Croenen.

  4. Beatrix, married Hugo van Edingen, one of the first benefactors of the abbey of Grimbergen, according to Croenen.


Gerard I (1125-1129) °1065/1105, “Arnulfus de Grembergis Gerardus frater eius” are witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). “Gerardi Grinbergensis” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036) “Gerardus de Grinbergis” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037). A charter by the bishop of Cambrai describes how the abbey of Grimbergen was founded by “Gualterus quidam nobilis” but did not fare well and that after the death of Wouter “heredes eius Gerardus uidelicet et Arnulphus” changed the abbey to a Norbertine order abbey in a charter dated 1132 confirming the abbeys possessions. (W3222). Gerard and his wife had the following children (there is no certainty wether Arnold or Gerard was their father, but since the name Gerard dominates in later generations, Croenen supposes it's Gerard, and this view is followed here)

  1. Gerard II (1154-1181), see below

  2. Arnold II (1157-1175), The bishop of Liege confirms the transfer by the abbey of Middelburg to the abbey of Park of “curiam suam que est in parochia de Werchtra per donationem Arnoldi comitis de Arscoth fratrumque suorum Godefridi et Reineri archidiaconi, Galteri quoque Bertoldi et fratrum suorum Gerardi et Arnoldi prepositi”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Henricus de Landen, Macharius de Kisenkhem, Walterus de Crainem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Balduinus de Meldert, Lambertus de Hoi” (W4048) “Arnulphus [Grimbergensis], Henricus de Gathe, Benedictus, decanus sancti Iohannis; nobiles viri: Goz[uinus de Falcon]is Monte, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kisi[nc]hem, Godescalcus [de Gelmela, W]illelmus de Hesbenne” are witness as “Bernerus de Riseberga” donates his allodium at “Esschen” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1158/1159. (ONB 910). The “Annales Parchenses” mention that in 1159 ”Grenbergis captum et destructum est a Godefrido duce ... Filvort et Netlar capiuntur a Grenbergensibus” (MGH SS XVI p606). “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) Arnuldi Grimbergensis Marlinensis prepositi” is witness in a charter by Gillis van Duras for the Stavelot abbey dated 1175 (W1836) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)

  3. (Margareta, married) Wouter I Berthout, altough it was generally assumed that Wouter was the oldest son of Gerard I van Grimbergen, Croenen argues he was in fact but the son in law of Gerard. This is based upon the fact that all descendants of Wouter use the cognomen Berthout, but none of the van Grimbergens do, and the fact that the arms of the van Grimbergens and the Berthouts are completely different. Moreover, altough Wouter Berthout approved all charters concerning goods of the van Grimbergens, there are a range of goods owned by Wouter on wich he acts without consent of the van Grimbergens, suggestig they came from a different origin. In a charter dated 1180 Walter II Berthout calls Gerard II van Grimbergen “avunculo meo”, wich in the strictest sense is a maternal uncle. No real proof exists to determine wether Wouter Berthout was son or son in law of Gerard van Grimbergen. He is further treated under “Berthout”.


Gerard II van Grimbergen (1154-1181) X Mathilde, A charter by emperor Frederic I for the abbey of Park dated 1154 is witnessed by “Teodericus comes de Cleua, ..., Albertus comes de Monte et filius eius Euerardus, ..., Henricus comes de Arnesberga, Sifridus comes de Vianna, Hermannus de Kuch, Marcuuardus de Gronbac, Gerardus de Grintbegen, Arnoldus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Daniel de Orten, Henricus de Wilzela” (W3622) A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). The bishop of Liege confirms the transfer by the abbey of Middelburg to the abbey of Park of “curiam suam que est in parochia de Werchtra per donationem Arnoldi comitis de Arscoth fratrumque suorum Godefridi et Reineri archidiaconi, Galteri quoque Bertoldi et fratrum suorum Gerardi et Arnoldi prepositi”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Henricus de Landen, Macharius de Kisenkhem, Walterus de Crainem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Balduinus de Meldert, Lambertus de Hoi” (W4048) The “Annales Parchenses” mention that in 1159 ”Grenbergis captum et destructum est a Godefrido duce ... Filvort et Netlar capiuntur a Grenbergensibus” (MGH SS XVI p606).Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716). “Gerardus de Grimbergis et uxor eius Mathildis et filii eorum Gerardus et Arnulfus” take the abbey of Ninove under their protection, in a charter dated 1167 (W5473). “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712). “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121) “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant orders “Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius G--- cognatus et amicus suis” to respect the donations made by “comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth” to the abbey of Affligem in “Buckenholt” in a letter dated 1176. (W1926). “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095) In the late 12th century bill of Rights of Den Bosch “Gerardus de Gremberge” is witness (ONB 77). they had children:

  1. Gerard III van Grimbergen (1167-1200), Gerardus de Grimbergis et uxor eius Mathildis et filii eorum Gerardus et Arnulfus” take the abbey of Ninove under their protection, in a charter dated 1167 (W5473). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant orders “Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius G--- cognatus et amicus suis” to respect the donations made by “comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth” to the abbey of Affligem in “Buckenholt” in a letter dated 1176. (W1926). “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate free passage in “Rumstam” and all their territories to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095) “Gerardus de Grimbergis” is witness in a charter by count Philips II of Flanders dated 1182 (W2868). “Gerardi de Gremberghe” is witness in a charter by count Philips II of Flanders for the st. Andreas abbey of Bruges dated 1188 (W1682). Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Gerardi de Grimberga, Arnoldi fratris sui, Gerardi de Jacia, Rigaldi de Rohauia, Willelmi de Lidekerka, Gislardi militi, Johannis uillici” sign a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Ninove, dated 1190 (W2885) “Gerardus de Grimbergis” is named in a charter by the archiepiscope of Cologne for the duke of Brabant dated 1190 (W1991) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890) “Gerardi de Grimbergis” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1195 (W2887). “Gerardus de Grimbergis” gives a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1195 (W2891). Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) “Gerardus de Grimberc” is witness in a charter by emperor Henry VI for the duke of Brabant dated 1196 (W5386). “Magtheldis de Allodio ... filli sui domni Egidii de Trasnis” donates “allodium quod habebat apud Euersenghem quod est in parrochia de Okengem” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1197, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Egidii de Trasnis, Henrici de Asca et Walteri frater sui, Godefridi castellani, Arnoldi de Wesemal, Reineri de Iterna et Willelmi de Ledeberga” (W2896) “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnoldi fratris sui” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1197 (W301). “Gerardus de Gremberga” is witness in a charter by count Baldwin of Flanders dated 1197 (W354). Duke Henry I of Brabant donates 14 boenders next to the goods of the abbey of Averbode in “Wahanges” to this abbey in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by Gerardi de Grinbergis, Willelmi de Birbecca, catellani de Bruccella, Arnoldi de Wesemale, Karoli de Arscot, Johannis, Hauueli, et Annekini de Arscot militus” (W11705) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827) “Gerardo de Gremberga” is witness in a charter by count Baldwin of Flanders dated 1198 (W358). In a charter dated before 6-6-1199 “Gerardus de Grimbergis” intervenes for the abbey of Ninove. (W2903). “Gerardo de Gremberghes” is witness in a charter by count Baldwin of Flanders for the city of Gand, dated 1199 (W379). “Gerardi de Grinbergis” signed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated 1197 (W11705). “Gerardus de Grinbergis” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831)

  2. Arnold III van Grimbergen (1167-1198), Gerardus de Grimbergis et uxor eius Mathildis et filii eorum Gerardus et Arnulfus” take the abbey of Ninove undet their protection, in a charter dated 1167 (W5473). “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095) Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Gerardi de Grimberga, Arnoldi fratris sui, Gerardi de Jacia, Rigaldi de Rohauia, Willelmi de Lidekerka, Gislardi militi, Johannis uillici” sign a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Ninove, dated 1190 (W2885) “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511). "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001)Arnoldi de Grimbergis” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1194 (W2886). “Arnoldi de Grimbergis” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1195. (W2889). Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnoldi fratris sui” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1197 (W301). In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)

Huneco, “Huneco de Gremberga” is mentionedin a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472).


Wouter, The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Walterus de Grinb(ergen)” (ONB 83).


1.1.1 Familia around the van Grimbergen


Rabodi diaboli, “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


Arnoldi brusc, “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


Arnold hosecechen, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


Amelric, “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


Arnold rufus hyrcus, “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119) “Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093)


Gozuinus hyrcus, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586).


Arnold boc, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)


Goeswijn boc, “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)


Henrick prepositus,Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751).


Wouter Bosc, The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869)



1.1.2 The chastelains of Grimbergen


Wouter, “Waltero Grimbergensi castellano” is named in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929)


Adam, “Rodulfus” dean of Noyon, donates his allodium of “Menza” to the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “Gozuinum de Diccleuenna” in a charter dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Sigerus de Brucborch, Sigerus de Alost, Adam castellanus Grimbergensis, Gozuinus de Diccleuen, Warnerus de Lippinglo et frater eius Onulfus, Willoi de Craingem, Balduinus de Beingem, Liborius Grimbergensis, Arnulfus de Ossela, Gozuinus scadeuent” (W1970) “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976), “Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093) “Adae de castallani de Grimbergis” is witness in a charter dated before 6-6-1199 by “Gerardus de Grimbergis” for the abbey of Ninove. (W2903)


1.1.3 van Eppegem


Eppegem is part of the municipality Zemst, Vlaams Brabant, it's situated at the Zenne, about 10 km from Grimbergen.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


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  1. Willem X Hildegarde, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712). “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)

    1. Elizabet, “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)

  2. Bastiaen, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586).

  3. Paridaan, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586).


Arnold, “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


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  1. Goeswijn, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095) “Gozuini de Eppengem” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Ninove dated 1197 (W2894)

  2. Paridaan, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095)


Lidekinus, “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)


Iwein, In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)


1.1.4 van Blaasveld


Blaasveld is a municipality of Willebroek, Antwerp, it's situated at about 15km from Grimbergen.


Classification: milites


Anselm, “Anselmus de Blaresfelde” is witness in a charter by Baldwin and Iwein of Aalst dated 1124/25. (ONB 895)


N.N.

  1. Manno, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).

  2. Siger, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).

  1. Engelberga, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).

  2. Siger, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).

  3. Boudewijn, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).


1.1.5 Screihase


Gerard, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).



1.1.6 van Scaldebruch


Jan, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).



1.1.7 van Eggelgem


Eggelgem is a no longer existing locality in Hombeek, municipality of Mechelen, Antwerp, situated about 10km from Grimbergen.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


Wouter, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).


Lidechinus, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


1.1.8 van Harendre


N.N.

  1. Wouter, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)

  2. Willem, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)



1.1.9 van Tallaart


Tallaart is situated in Koningshooikt, municipality of Lier, Antwerp. It has no administrative status nowadays. It's situated about 25 km from Grimbergen. It was probably part of the rights of the Grimbergen family in Berlaar.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


Lidechinus, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


1.1.10 van Meise


Meise is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, it's situated about 3,5km from Grimbergen.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


Gerard, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)


1.1.11 van Beigem


Beigem is a part of the municipality Grimbergen, located about 2,5km from the town-centre.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


Alard, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).


Boudewijn, “Rodulfus” dean of Noyon, donates his allodium of “Menza” to the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “Gozuinum de Diccleuenna” in a charter dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Sigerus de Brucborch, Sigerus de Alost, Adam castellanus Grimbergensis, Gozuinus de Diccleuen, Warnerus de Lippinglo et frater eius Onulfus, Willoi de Craingem, Balduinus de Beingem, Liborius Grimbergensis, Arnulfus de Ossela, Gozuinus scadeuent” (W1970)


Wennemar, “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)


Evasus, In a charter dated before 8-9-1191 for the Tongerlo abbey, “Evasus de Beinchem” is witness. (W1995).


1.1.12 van Ossel


Ossel is a part of the municipality Merchtem, Vlaams-Brabant, it's situated about 10km from Grimbergen.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


Bernerius, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811)


Arnulf, “Rodulfus” dean of Noyon, donates his allodium of “Menza” to the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “Gozuinum de Diccleuenna” in a charter dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Sigerus de Brucborch, Sigerus de Alost, Adam castellanus Grimbergensis, Gozuinus de Diccleuen, Warnerus de Lippinglo et frater eius Onulfus, Willoi de Craingem, Balduinus de Beingem, Liborius Grimbergensis, Arnulfus de Ossela, Gozuinus scadeuent” (W1970) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)


1.1.13 van Amelgem


Amelgem is located between Meise en Wemmel, about 5km from Grimbergen.


Classification: none is given in sources, but they were very likely “liberi homines” and “milites”


N.N.

  1. Wouter, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (3091)

  2. N.N. X Wouter van Melsbroek, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).


Albert, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).


1.1.14 van Wolvertem


Wolvertem is part of the municipality Meise, Vlaams-Brabant, and is located about 6km from Grimbergen.


Classification: liber home


Onulf, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  1. Willem, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867) “Domino Willelmo de Woluerthem” is named as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798)

  2. Wouter, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  3. Lambert, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  4. Siger, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  5. Godescalc, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  6. Eustachius, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  7. Arnold, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)

  8. Ava, “Onulphus de Woluerthem homo liber” donated to the abbey of Jette for the soul of “matris suae Auae coniugisque suae Remudis parentumque ac filiorum suorum Wilhelmi, Waltheri, Lamberti, Sigeri, Godescalci, Eustacii, Arnoldi nobilisque filiae suae Aue” a number of goods in “Jeth ... Woluerthem ... Melbroeck ... Rochem ... Selleca”, also mentioning donations by his children, all of which are now renewed by “duo liberi homines Waltherus et Arnoldus filii Onulphi cum sorore eorum domina Aua”, in a charter by the bishop of cambrai dated 1112 (W3867)


Gerard, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


Iwein, “Razo iunior de Aska, Iwainus de Wolueshem, Alardus hardemisple et coheredes eorum” and “Bernerus quoque de Morcele ... filii eius Iwainus et Daniel” seperatly sell goods to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1160, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Gozuinus de Holthem, Alardus de Baltersem, Henricus magetoge” (W2079) “Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gosuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890)


Rodulf, “Rodulfus” dean of Noyon, donates his allodium of “Menza” to the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “Gozuinum de Diccleuenna” in a charter dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Sigerus de Brucborch, Sigerus de Alost, Adam castellanus Grimbergensis, Gozuinus de Diccleuen, Warnerus de Lippinglo et frater eius Onulfus, Willoi de Craingem, Balduinus de Beingem, Liborius Grimbergensis, Arnulfus de Ossela, Gozuinus scadeuent” (W1970)


1.1.15 van Merchtem


Merchtem is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, it's situated about 11km from Grimbergen.


N.N.

  1. Egerik, “Egericus de Mercten Hobosc filius eius” are witness as Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Theodoricus dei gratia domnus et princeps Alostensis oppidi” donates forests in “Hokeida” and “Ordengem” to the Affligem abbey in a charter dated 1164, mentioning “duo nobiles uri Stephanus de Bonlar, et Lietbertus de Dentrechem”, witnessed by “Stephanus de Bonlar, Lietbertus de Dentrechem, Gerardus de Sottengem, Sigerus de Hunset, Sigerus castellanus et Willelmus frater eius, Henricus de Lede et frater eius Egibertus, Albertus de Erembaldengem, Giselbertus notarius, Giselbertus de Ponte, Walterus de Impe, Wiricus de Dackerhem, Oliuerus de Machilinis, Egericus de Hobosch, Sigerus de Eremboldengem, Ansbaldus de Alost (W1881). Son:

    1. Hobosc, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)

  2. Hawel, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661)

  3. Tegenradus liden, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)


Siger X Yde, In a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1152 “filios Meinardi de Bruxella Henricum uidelicet euerwinnum Meinardum Willelmum” sold an allodium in “Ossengem” to the Affligem abbey, the rights to the allodium were also abdicated by “Sigerus Hobosch de parte uxoris sue Yde Franco paruulus Franconis castellani filius Wenemarus de Fossem mulier quedam cum filiis suis soror Manonis de Tiedengem filii Heinrardi keremisse de Bruxella” (W1850)


David, “Dauidis de Hobosc” is witness in a charter dated before 6-6-1199 by “Gerardus de Grimbergis” for the abbey of Ninove. (W2903)


1.1.16 van Melsbroek


Melsbroek is part of Steenokkerzeel, Vlaams-Brabant, it's situated about 8km from Grimbergen.


N.N.

  1. Emelinus, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795)

  2. Wouter, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795)


N.N. X N.N. Van Oorbeek

  1. Wouter X N.N. Van Amelgem, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). “Walterus de Melbruc” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). Gualterus de Meltbruc” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “Lantbertus de Orbaica” donates his allodium near “Benchem et Orbaicum” to the abbey of Vlierbeek in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1156, witnessed by “Walterus de Meldburch ipsius Lantberti sororis filius Anthonius de Hogardis ... Arnolfus de Filfordis, Arnolfus eius filius, Rotgherus et Hudo de Linden, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Amont de Kerchem, Herro grendel, Seboldus” (W3727) “Antonius et Gualterus de Melbruhc” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (3091)

  2. Antonius, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). “Antonius et Gualterus de Melbruhc” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).

  3. Arnold, A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811).


1.1.17 van Kampenhout


Kampenhout is municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, located about 14km from Grimbergen.


N.N.

  1. Wouter, “Walterus de Campenholt et frater eius Giselbertus splentre” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929) “Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) Godefridus castellanus Bruxellensis, Walterus de Campeholt, Alardus Rapa” are witnesses in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Crespin dated 1201. (ONB 93)

  2. Giselbertus Splentre, “Walterus de Campenholt et frater eius Giselbertus splentre” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929)



1.1.18 van Lippelo


Lippelo is a part of St. Amands, Antwerp, located at about 17km from Grimbergen.


Werner, “Rodulfus” dean of Noyon, donates his allodium of “Menza” to the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “Gozuinum de Diccleuenna” in a charter dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Sigerus de Brucborch, Sigerus de Alost, Adam castellanus Grimbergensis, Gozuinus de Diccleuen, Warnerus de Lippinglo et frater eius Onulfus, Willoi de Craingem, Balduinus de Beingem, Liborius Grimbergensis, Arnulfus de Ossela, Gozuinus scadeuent” (W1970)


1.1.19 van Zemst


Zemst is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant that is situated at the Zenne, at about 9km from Grimbergen.


Thomas, “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095)


1.1.20 van Schiplaken


Schiplaken is part of the municipality Boortmeerbeek, Vlaams-Brabant, at about 14km from Grimbergen.


Robert, “Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119)



1.1.21 van Boksem


Boksem is a now no longer existing locality in Grimbergen.


Amelric, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


1.1.22 van Bredelachen


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  1. Gerard, “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)

  2. Peregrijn, “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


1.1.23 van Rumst


Rumst is a municipality in Antwerp. Here the Nete and Dijle rivers come together and form the Rupel.


Raboud, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


Wouter, “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121)


1.1.24 van Schoubroek


Schoubroek is located in Boortmeerbeek, Vlaams-Brabant.


Jan, “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712).


1.1.25 van Sellaer


Sellaer is located in Steenokkerzeel, Vlaams-Brabant


Wouter, “Ego Gerardus dominus Grimbergensis ... et uxor mea Machtildis et filii mei Gerardus et Arnoldus” donate to the abbey of St. Michiels in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by Hosto de Erpe, Paridanus et Gocelinus de Eppegeem, Thomas de Semse, Walterus de Sellaer” (W3095)


1.1.26 van Keerbergen


Keerbergen is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant,


Eustachius, “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751).


1.1.27 van Straten


Henrick, “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Theodericus de Beure, Gerardus de Alneto, Henricus de Strata, Rabodo, Henricus de Vrisela” (W2003).


1.1.28 van Vrijsel


Henrick, “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Theodericus de Beure, Gerardus de Alneto, Henricus de Strata, Rabodo, Henricus de Vrisela” (W2003).


1.1.29 van Alnete


Gerard, “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Theodericus de Beure, Gerardus de Alneto, Henricus de Strata, Rabodo, Henricus de Vrisela” (W2003).


1.1.30 van Geerdegem


Ascelinus, “Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093)



1.2 The lords Berthout


For the origins of the family Berthout: see the family van Grimbergen. Geographically the Berthouts are often linken to the town Mechelen, however no reference has been identiefied so far in the 12th century sources that ties them to this town.


Wouter I Berthout (1140-1180), °1100/1120, died about 1178/1180, he was either a son or a son in law of Gerard I van Grimbergen, “homines ducis ... Walterus Bertolt” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the St. Peters church of Leuven dated 1140 (W4031). “nobilium meorum ... Walteri Bertoldi” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627). “fideles scilicet barones et homines meos ... Walterum de Grimbergis” witnessed a charter dated 1142/1154 in wich Reinier van Heverlee donates property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey, confirmed by duke Godfrey III as advocate of the abbey (W4049). A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). The bishop of Liege confirms the transfer by the abbey of Middelburg to the abbey of Park of “curiam suam que est in parochia de Werchtra per donationem Arnoldi comitis de Arscoth fratrumque suorum Godefridi et Reineri archidiaconi, Galteri quoque Bertoldi et fratrum suorum Gerardi et Arnoldi prepositi”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Henricus de Landen, Macharius de Kisenkhem, Walterus de Crainem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Balduinus de Meldert, Lambertus de Hoi” (W4048) “Walter Bertold” gave a charter for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1162 in wich “Gozuinus cognomine hyrcus” sels goods is donated held in fief of “mihi et fratri meo Gerardo”, mentioning Arnoldum boc ... aunculus suus Arcturus de Puoderce ... Sigerus de Empla qui filia Arcturi in uxore duxerat”, witnessed by “Willelmus de Eppengem, Bastuinus, Paridanus et omnes fratris suis, Rabodo et Walterus de Rumest, Alexander de Baccett, Arnold” (W12586). “Walterus Bertoldus” gave a charter for the Averbode abbey dated between 11-8-1166 and 8-12-1167, in wich “Sigerus de Blaersfeldt miles ... filiam suam Enghelbernam ... ejus filius Sigero et Balduino” donated a good in Rendelbeek, witnessed by “Gherardus frater meus, Wilhelmus de Heppenchem, Gerardus de screihase, Joannes de Scaldebruch, ..., frater Manno germanus sepedicti Sigeri” (W11712). “domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121) ““Ego Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus Grimbergensis ecclesie aduocati” declare that “Arnoldus rufus hyrcus” donated goods to the abbey of Grimbergen that he held in fief of “Francone de Lyes” and Franco of them. Furthermore that “Lidekinus de Eppengem” had donated a mill and that likewise “Robertus de Sceplaken cum filia sua” had donated a mill”, all in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus Bertoud et Gerardus frater meus, Arnoldus boc, Gosuinus boc, Wennemarus de Beingem, Gerardus de Mensa, Libboris, Ticelin, Amelricus, Walterus touer” (W4119) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant orders “Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius G--- cognatus et amicus suis” to respect the donations made by “comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth” to the abbey of Affligem in “Buckenholt” in a letter dated 1176. (W1926). “Walterus Bertolt Grimbergensi dominus”approves that his vassal “Rabodo” donates himself and all his properties to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus Grimbergensis et Arnoldus filius eius, Adam castellanus, Henricus de Strata, Henricus dictus prepositus, Gerardus de Bredelac et Fegrinus frater eius, Eustachius de Kerberga” (W1751). Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) A charter by the pope for the abbey of Antwerp (st. Michaels) confirms donations by “Iordanus de Beuerna ... Philippus comes et Lauretta ... Florentius comes Hollandie, Walterus Bertolt, Henricus de Breda, Lauretta, Machelmus” (W3436). Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093)

He had one son:

  1. Wouter II Berthout (1180-1200) X Goda, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976) “Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant orders “Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius G--- cognatus et amicus suis” to respect the donations made by “comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth” to the abbey of Affligem in “Buckenholt” in a letter dated 1176. (W1926). “homines mei ... Walterus bertouldi” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Theodericus de Beure, Gerardus de Alneto, Henricus de Strata, Rabodo, Henricus de Vrisela” (W2003). “Walterus Bertaldus” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831). They had 2 children:

    1. Wouter III Berthout (1195), “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195 (W2003).

    2. Egidius (1195), “Walterus bertout et uxor mea Goda et filii mei Walterus bertout et Eigidius” donate goods in Vremde to the abbey of Tongerlo in exchange for goods in Buizegem, in a charter dated 1195 (W2003).


1.2.1 van Duffel


Duffel is a municipality in Antwerpen, situated on the Nete.


Gerard, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


1.2.2 van Heist


Heist-op-den-Berg is part of the municipality Heist-op-den-Berg, on the Grote Nete.


Wouter, “Walterus Bertholt dominus Grimbergensis ... et filius meus Walterus” donates toll freedom to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus de Heiste, Arnoldus rufus hircus, Adam castellanus, Ascelinus de Gheergenchem” (W3093)



1.3 van Asse


Asse was a small village that existed alreay in the roman period. Some of the following may have to be moved to the lords of Esch, as Esch and Asse were almost identically spelled in medieval charters. Confusion with the family van Ijse is also possible. The family van Asse belonged to the nobles. It's clear there was a connection between this family and the family “van Brussel”.Most likely Arnold van Asse was married to a daughter of Leonius van Brussel (Aa), but this is not yet confirmed.


Classification: “nobilium meorum [=duke Godfrey II]” (1142)




Arnold (1110-1160)

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Henrick Leonius


Henrick, “Henricus de Asca” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). “Volcardus et Henricus et Razo de Asca” are witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244). A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Henricus de Asscha” (W1955).


Folcart, “Balduinus de Alost et frater meeus Iwanus” restitute the church and mills of “Herenbaldenghem” and an allodium in “Testrepa” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by Willelmus de Vorselaer, Goselinus de Ordengem, Folcardus de Asca, Albertus de Herenbaldeghem, Arnulfus de Kerkescen, Rodulfus de Welle filius Fromirni, Anselmus de Blaresfelde, Ascelinus, amman de Bruxella, et filius suus Henricus, Arnulfus et Ingelbertus de Breda, Henricus Wlpes, Willelmus de Alost, dapifer, Osdei et frater suus Euerardus Gandensis (W1920/ONB895). “Volcardus et Henricus et Razo de Asca” are witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244).


Razo, “Volcardus et Henricus et Razo de Asca” are witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244). “Rasone de Aska”, 1143 (W1925)


Razo iunior, “Razo iunior de Aska, Iwainus de Wolueshem, Alardus hardemisple et coheredes eorum” and “Bernerus quoque de Morcele ... filii eius Iwainus et Daniel” seperatly sell goods to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1160, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Gozuinus de Holthem, Alardus de Baltersem, Henricus magetoge” (W2079)


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Julianus, 1154 (W2293)


Arnold 1110-1168, “Arnoldi de Ascha” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472).“Arnulfus de Asca” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793). “Arnulfus de Ascha” is witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946). “nobilium meorum ... Arnoldi de Aske” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627). “Arnulfus de Asca” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) Arnoldus de Asch” donated “allodium suum quod tenuit in Bruchem” to the Tongerlo abbey in a charter dated before 19-4-1164 (W1716) Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). sons:

  1. Henrick (1168-1200), Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864). “Henricus de Ascha, Leonius et Walterus fratres eius” are the first witnesses in a charter by Wouter van Aa for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey, dated 1172. (W1974) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979)Henricus de Ascha” denounces all rights to the dimes of “Culreth” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1175, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Gerardus de Sottengem, Daniel de Suinard--, Iuuani de Morcele, Sigerus castellanus de Alost, Hauuel de Ledeberge, Franco ratir, Sigerus forestarius de Lumbeke, Wiricus de Cothem, Walterus de Lede, Walterus runge, Thomas barquenere” (W1895) Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808) homines mei ... Henricus de Asce” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Henricus de Asca” (ONB 83). Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) “Magtheldis de Allodio ... filli sui domni Egidii de Trasnis” donates “allodium quod habebat apud Euersenghem quod est in parrochia de Okengem” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1197, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Egidii de Trasnis, Henrici de Asca et Walteri frater sui, Godefridi castellani, Arnoldi de Wesemal, Reineri de Iterna et Willelmi de Ledeberga” (W2896) Henricus de Ascha” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831).

  2. Leonius (1168-1190), Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808)

  3. Wouter (1190-1197), The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) “Magtheldis de Allodio ... filli sui domni Egidii de Trasnis” donates “allodium quod habebat apud Euersenghem quod est in parrochia de Okengem” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1197, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Egidii de Trasnis, Henrici de Asca et Walteri frater sui, Godefridi castellani, Arnoldi de Wesemal, Reineri de Iterna et Willelmi de Ledeberga” (W2896)

  4. Albert (1190), The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808)


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  1. Arnulf, “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977)

  2. Ermengarde, “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977)


Goeswijn, “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977)


2. Ducal vassals



2.1 van Wijnegem


Wijnegem is a municipalty in Antwerp, locate about 10km from Antwerp.


Marsilius, “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) A charter by the bishop of Cambrai dated 1154 lists donations by “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici, Walteri, Onulfi et omnium coheredem suorum necnon et matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoque de Vellepe” of “allodium de Hockezele” and by “Onulfus conuersus filius memorati Epponis” of “duodecima pars uille de Wispelar” and by “Gozwini clotingi” and by “Alicie delis necnon et ... Henrici delbruc” and by “Marsilii de Winegheem” (W3079) “Marsilii de Winegem” is named in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154 for the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp (W3078)


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  1. Reiner longus, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)

  2. Godescalc, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)


Arnold, Arnoldum de Wineghem miles is witness in a charter by duke Jan I dated 21/9/1290 (Van Heelu, p. 534).


2.2 van Berchem


Berchem is a district of Antwerp, located about 5km from the town-centre.


Willem, “militum Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii ejus, Gozuini de Heuerle, Galteri de Holtem, Willelmi de Berchem” are witness in charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the chapter of Lier, dated ab. 1174 (W7541). “Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100)


Wouter, “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101)


Escelinus, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)


Willem, “Willem van Berregheem” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu, and made knight on that occasion (Van Heelu, p.314)



2.3 van Buizegem


Buizegem is a no-longer existing location between Edegem and Hove, about 10km from Antwerp.


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  1. Siger, “Sigero de Bosengem” is mentioned in a charter by the bischop of Liege dated 1186, witnessed by “Sigerus de Bosengem et Folcardus frater eius, Walterus et Reinerus filii eiusdem Sigeri, Benedictis de Santouen” (W3099)

    1. Wouter, “Sigero de Bosengem” is mentioned in a charter by the bischop of Liege dated 1186, witnessed by “Sigerus de Bosengem et Folcardus frater eius, Walterus et Reinerus filii eiusdem Sigeri, Benedictis de Santouen” (W3099) “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101)

    2. Reinier, “Sigero de Bosengem” is mentioned in a charter by the bischop of Liege dated 1186, witnessed by “Sigerus de Bosengem et Folcardus frater eius, Walterus et Reinerus filii eiusdem Sigeri, Benedictis de Santouen” (W3099)

  2. Folcard, “Sigero de Bosengem” is mentioned in a charter by the bischop of Liege dated 1186, witnessed by “Sigerus de Bosengem et Folcardus frater eius, Walterus et Reinerus filii eiusdem Sigeri, Benedictis de Santouen” (W3099)


Gielis, “heeren Gielise van Busegeem” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu (Van Heelu, p.293)



2.4 van Vilvoorde


Vilvoorde is a town in Vlaams-Brabant, not far north friom Brussels, situated on the river Zenne. An ancient royal villa was located here. It was one of the most southern villages of the margraviate, and played a role in the so called “Grimbergen war”. The family is only scarcely named in 12th century sources. Their status is not explitely named, but they appear to have been noble.


Arnulf X Amabilia, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensis tell how during the office of abbot anselm (1119-1136) “Domnus abbas Anseimus emit á Richelde relicta Herethonis de Lovanio et filia eius Amabili et marito ipsius Arnulfo de Filforth 16 marcis argenti, quicquid allodii habebat in Melenriv iure hereditario, astipulante Godefrido duce.” “Arnulfus de Fiforh” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). Arnuidus de Filforth” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 11-4-1138 for the abbey of Reims. (W5659). “Lantbertus de Orbaica” donates his allodium near “Benchem et Orbaicum” to the abbey of Vlierbeek in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1155, witnessed by “Walterus de Meldburch ipsius Lantberti sororis filius Anthonius de Hogardis ... Arnolfus de Filfordis, Arnolfus eius filius, Rotgherus et Hudo de Linden, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Amont de Kerchem, Herro grendel, Seboldus” (W3727). After the death of “Francone de Linden”, his brother donated part of his allodium in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek for his memory, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Heinricus de Linden, Arnulfus de Filfort, Arnulfus filius eius, Eiloldus, Giselbertus filius eius” and for the memory of “Udonis de Linden et uxoris sue” his sons donated part of their lands in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156,witnessed by “Geldulfus de Oppendorp, Godefridus de Putte, Iunam de Linden” (W1969) Son:

  1. Arnulf, “Lantbertus de Orbaica” donates his allodium near “Benchem et Orbaicum” to the abbey of Vlierbeek in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1155, witnessed by “Walterus de Meldburch ipsius Lantberti sororis filius Anthonius de Hogardis ... Arnolfus de Filfordis, Arnolfus eius filius, Rotgherus et Hudo de Linden, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Amont de Kerchem, Herro grendel, Seboldus” (W3727) After the death of “Francone de Linden”, his brother donated part of his allodium in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek for his memory, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Heinricus de Linden, Arnulfus de Filfort, Arnulfus filius eius, Eiloldus, Giselbertus filius eius” and for the memory of “Udonis de Linden et uxoris sue” his sons donated part of their lands in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156,witnessed by “Geldulfus de Oppendorp, Godefridus de Putte, Iunam de Linden” (W1969)


Reimar, “Reimarus de Viluort” is witness in a charter by the abbot of Grimbergen for the abbey of Affligem dated about 1149. (W1836) “Heinricus Haganonis filius Reimarus de Filfort” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293).

  1. Henrick Hagonis, “Heinricus Haganonis filius Reimarus de Filfort” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). (also see Henrick Hachene under the ministeriales of the count)


Henrick, “Henricus de Filfordis, dictus ex curia, miles” is mentioned in a charter by Duke Jan I dated 5/3/1292”, (Van Heelu, p. 577). And emancipates his son Willem in a subsequent charter by Duke Jan I dated 17/3/1292 (Van Heelu, p. 577)

      1. Willem


2.5 van Westerlo


Westerlo is a town in Antwerp, on the river Nete. It belonged to the chapters of Utrecht together with a series of neigbouring villages. How the family van Westerlo fits in this is not clear, altough it is likely they inhabited the castle of Westerlo and acted as a sort of local advocate. The donation of 1161 proves they held important possesions in the region. To the south their dominion bordered that of the counts of Aarschot, who beared ressembling names, however nothing is known of possible family connections.

At the end of the 12th century, together with the increase of influence of the dukes of Brabant in this region, the family van Westerlo dissapears (at the same time as the counts of Aarschot), and their place is taken by the ministeriales family van Wezemaal, from the dukes court (who also acquired some of the possesions of the counts of Aarschot). The Westerlo dominion was very large and important, and the role of the van Wezemaals was no doubt arranged by the Brabant dukes, wether by marriage or appointement.


Godfried, “Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083)


N.N.

  1. Reinier, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) The abbot of Averbode declares that “Reinerus de Westerle ... cum fratre suo Ruthardo” donated “allodium suum quod in Hosteruuic” as thanks for being nursed after a grave injury, in a charter dated before 1166, witnessed by Menzo de Westerle” (W11695)

  2. Ruthardo, The abbot of Averbode declares that “Reinerus de Westerle ... cum fratre suo Ruthardo” donated “allodium suum quod in Hosteruuic” as thanks for being nursed after a grave injury, in a charter dated before 1166, witnessed by Menzo de Westerle” (W11695)


Menzo, The abbot of Averbode declares that “Reinerus de Westerle ... cum fratre suo Ruthardo” donated “allodium suum quod in Hosteruuic” as thanks for being nursed after a grave injury, in a charter dated before 1166, witnessed by Menzo de Westerle” (W11695)


2.6 van Zandhoven


N.N.

  1. Gocelinus, “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)

    1. Henrick, “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)

    2. Arnold, “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)

    3. Robert, “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)

  2. Boudewijn sipont, “domnus Balduinus de Santhouen” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037). “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)

  3. Henrick, “Baldewinus de Liphtterde fratresque sui Syherus scilicet et Gillelmis, Odam” donate to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated before 1199, witnessed by “Walterus de Gelmele, Gocelinus de Santhoen, Balduinus sipont frater eius, Henricus frater eorum, filii Gocelmi Henricus, Arnoldus et Robertus, Robertus caube et frater eius Balduinus” (W2013)


Benedictus, “Arnulfus de Wismale, Lodeuicus Hasbanie aduocatus, Henricus de Limal, Benedictus de Santchouen, Gozuinus hyrcus, Friso de Glabbec” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the hospitalknights dated 1183. (W2944) “Sigero de Bosengem” is mentioned in a charter by the bischop of Liege dated 1186, witnessed by “Sigerus de Bosengem et Folcardus frater eius, Walterus et Reinerus filii eiusdem Sigeri, Benedictis de Santouen” (W3099)


2.7 van Merksplas


N.N.

  1. Siger hardescenkel, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)

  2. Franco, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)


2.8 van Deurne


Jan, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)

  1. Jan Rufo, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)

  2. Willem, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)

  3. Ingelram, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)

  4. Boudewijn, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)

  5. Oda, “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085)


Nicolaas, “Cole van Doerne” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu, and made knight on that occasion (Van Heelu, p.314)



3. Ducal ministeriales



3.1 van Budincrode (in Broechem)


Budincrode was located in Broechem, Antwerp, about 17km from Antwerp.


N.N.

  1. Arnold, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated theit third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)

  2. Albert, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated theit third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)


Arnoldus bouechen, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated theit third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)

  1. Godescalc, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated theit third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)

Willem, “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)



3.2 van Rijmenam


Rijmenam is a part of the municipality Bonheiden, Antwerpen.


Wouter, “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511).


4 undetermined


4.1 van Ranst


Ranst is a municpality in Antwerp, located about 15km from Antwerp. Altough the family is not called noble explitely, there is little doubt they were so. Godfried van Ranst married a daughter from a very noble family and so it's hardly imaginable he was not a noble himself. He could count some very noble families in Lotharingia amongst his relatives. However it is very strange that the family is invisible in sources in the first half of the 12th century, only then does Godfried son appear in a charter dated 1148, and about 1160 they appear in the “ Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis”. This is very remarkable, and we can wonder if the van Ranst do not appear in the sources under an alternative name, but no suitable candidate name has been found. The other option is that the importance of the family steeply declined after the high marriage.


Godfried X N.N. van Rumignysecunda filia Hadevidis de Ruminiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit” (Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis ), sons:

  1. NiklaasNicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” donate property to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936). secunda filia Hadevidis de Ruminiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit” (Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis ) Children

    1. Arnulf, Niklaas “Nicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” donate property to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936). secunda filia Hadevidis de Ruminiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit” (Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis )

    2. Godfried, Niklaas “Nicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” donate property to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936). secunda filia Hadevidis de Ruminiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit” (Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis )

    3. Henrick, Niklaas “Nicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” donate property to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936).

    4. Daughter, Niklaas “Nicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” donate property to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936).

  2. Jan, “filii Iohannis fratris Nicholai” approved a donation by “Nicholaus de Ranst ... tribus filiis suis Arnulfo Godefrido et Heinrico et filia” to the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1148. (W1936). Possibile sons? “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, approved by “Cononem nepotem suum”. (W1939) secunda filia Hadevidis de Ruminiaco ex Godefrido de Ranst peperit filios Iohannem et Nicholaum, qui Nicholaus Arnulfum et Godefridum procreavit” (Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis )


Arnold, “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101). A charter by pope Urbanus III enumerating the possesions of Tongerlo dated 1186 names “totum allodium Arnoldi de Ranst in Nile” (Nijlen).

  1. Arnold, “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101)


Arnold, “ego Arnoldus de Ranst miles et uxor mea lutta de Swindrech” sell their allodium in Hapert to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated december 1235, witnessed by “Godefridus frater domini ducis, Daniel de Wanghe, Thomas de Benghem, Iohannes de Monte, milites, Walterus de Pulle, Henricus de Herentals scultetus (de Buscho) ducis, Godefridus de Ysca” (ONB 177)


Beatrix, “ego Daniel de Wange miles et uxor mea Beatris de Ranst” sell their allodium in Hapert to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated january 1236, witnessed by “Godefridus frater domini ducis, Leonius castellanus Bruxellensis, Walterus Clutinc, milites, Petrus de Harent, Egidius de Menze villicus domini Danielis de Wange” (ONB 178)




2. County Leuven


The origins of the county of Leuven are not very clear, and heavily discussed, the various points of view will be discussed in the future. The family of counts of Leuven is given for information, but from the 1100 on sources will not be used exhaustevily as this family is very well known already.

Several families are named in the 12th century as relatives of the counts of Leuven: 1. the counts of Aarschot, it is assumed (eg. Croenen) that this relation was established trough a niece of duke Godfrey I (although this implies a very tight chronology for the various generations). 2. the family van Waver, queen Alida of England, the daughter of duke Godfey I names Goeswijn van Waver her “nepos” in a charter, where he testifies and is named long before Siger van Waver, who is not called a relative. 3. the families van Berthout and van Grimbergen are called relatives by duke Godfrey III in 1176, most likely this is trough the counts of Aarschot, if the van Grimbergens were related to this family as assumed by a.o. Croenen.


1 Nobles

1.1 Counts of Leuven

1.2 van Waver

1.3 van Bekkevoort

1.4 van Bierbeek

1.5 van Kraainem-Zaventem-Nossegem

1.6 van Kiezegem

1.7 van Bunsbeek

2 Vassals

3 Familia of the counts of Leuven

3.1 van Heverlee

3.2 van Rotselaar

3.3 van Huldenberg

3.4 van Tildonk

3.5 van Boutersem

3.6 van Leeuw

3.7 van Bijgaarden

3.8 van Lovenjoel

3.9 van Meensel

3.10 Rape

3.11 van Wezemaal

3.12 van Limal

4 Undetermined

4.1 van Testelt

4.2 van Tombeek

4.3 van Binkom

4.4 van Udekem



1.1 counts of Leuven


Mons252 states that the dukes of Brabant held “comitatum Lovaniensem, comitatum Nivellensem, comitatum de Arscot” of the German kings.


Lambert, “advocatum praeter Louaniensem comitem” is mentioned in a possibly spurious charter for the monastery of Nivelles dated ca. 1003, where witness is “comite Louaniae Lantberto”. (W3223). “Lantberti comitis et aduocati” is witness in a charter for the monastery of Nivelles dated 1011 (W3808). “Comite Lantberto” is mentioned in a spurious charter (W6994). “Lantbertus comes Louaniensis” donates a village in a spurious charter to the abbey of st. Jacob at Liege, dated before 1015, but fabricated in the first quarter of the 12th century (W3310). Lambert, the “anneles Colonienses” record in 1007 “Lambertus comes in gratiam regis Heinri rediit” and in 1008 “Lambertus suum filium recepit” (MGH scriptores in folio, 1, p. 99)

  1. Henry, a charter dated 26-11-1018 names “Heinrico Niuigellensis abbatiae aduocato” (W1321)

  2. Lambert, a 12th century forgery names “Lambertus comes Louaniensis” as witness in a charter dated 1050 (W3402)

    1. Henrick

      1. Henrick,+1095, the annals of St. Pieters at Gent record in 1095 the death of “comes Henrici” at “Tornaci”, and that he was succeeded by “filius eius Godefridus”, obviously meaning brother.

      2. Godfried, see below

      3. Ida, Mons35 relates that “Yda” sister of Lambert count of Leuven married Boudewijn of Henegouwen, mistaking Godfried for Lambert.

      4. Adalbero

    2. Adela,

    3. Reginar

  3. Mathilde


Godfried X Ida, the annals of St. Pieters record in 1095 that he succeeded his father upon his death. In a charter dated 17-3-1099, for the abbey of Affligem, Louaniensi comite Godefrido videlicet patrono nostre ecclesie” is named. (W1404). In 1107 he entitles himself “Godefridus dux et marchyo Lotharingie et comes Louanii” in charter for the Affligem abbey. In 1110 he entitles himself Godefridus dux ... Lotharingie comesque Brabantie, mentioning “filiis meis Godefrido et Heinrico ... filie Claritia” (W1429) In a charter dated 1131 the bishop of Liege confirms the foundation of the abbey of Park by “Godefridus dux Lotharingie idem et marchio et comes ... filiis suis Godefrido et Henrico” (W4038). In a charter dated 1134 he donates an allodium near Zichem to the abbey of Park, naming “domino Reinero nepote meo de Arscot archidiacano eiusdem prouincie” (W4039). In a charter dated 1138 duke Godfrey I names “filii mei Godefridus atque Henricus” (ONB nr. 39). In a charter dated 1142 Godfrey II donates to the knights templars for the memory of “patris mei Godefridi et matris mee Ide et fratris mei comitis Henrici” (W4627). The GAT specify “Godefridus primus cum barba” died in 1140 and was buried in the abbey of Affligem (G.A.T. MGH SS X p337).

  1. Godfried II X Lutgarde, 1110 (W1429) In a charter dated 1138 duke Godfrey I names “filii mei Godefridus atque Henricus” (ONB nr. 39). His maternal uncle was bishop of Liege about 1138 (G.A.T. MGH SS X p336). In a charter dated 1142 Godfey II donates to the knights templars for the memory of “patris mei Godefridi et matris mee Ide et fratris mei comitis Henrici” (W4627) Lutgarde remarried with count Hugo of Dasburg, “Ego H-- de Dagesburg comes Metensis” declares in a charter dated 1163 that “aua mea bone memorie Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis” donated “loco qui dicitur Wanzia” to the abbey of Floreffe, to wich he adds “ecclesie de Warnanz”, all this “ex uolontate et assensu uxoris mee L--- ducisse Louanie et duorum filiorum meorum Hugonis et Alberti', witnessed by “Hugo de Vinamont” (W2031)

    1. Godfried III , see below

  2. Henrick, 1110 (W1429), In a charter dated 1138 duke Godfrey I names “filii mei Godefridus atque Henricus” (ONB nr. 39) (also in a number of other charters) “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)

  3. Claritia, 1110 (W1429), “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)

  4. Alide X Henry of England XX Willem van Lincoln, “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959) Ego Alidis regina Anglie” donates land in England to the abbey of Affligem for the memory of her deceased husband “regis Henrici” and the memory of her husband “Wilhelmi comitis Lincolnie” in a charter dated 1143, witnessed by “..., Gozuine fratre regine, Oliuiro fratre comitis, Alardo flaminc, Eudone filio Alani, Wilhelmo de Sancto Iohanne, Gautfrido de Tresgot, Iohanne de Falesia, Rotberto auenel, Rotberto de Alteriue, Hugone de Cachnesio, Rotberto de Calz, Gosuino nepote regine de Wauera, Adam filio Aluerei, Thoma de Ardene, Gautfrido de Bruncorth, Amolrico de Belofago, Matheo filio Alueredi, Giselberto de Salmiul, Rothardo camerario, Raynaldo dapifero, Hugone nan, Heinrico de Spalt, Francone de Yscha, Hugone roal, Sygero de Wauera, Giselberto de Arda, Waltero traba, Heinrico de Strimbec, Fastrado de Strin, Gautfrido filio Godinii, Gautfrido filio Dunnunc de Hencun” (W1965)

    1. Godfried Anglicus? “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). The addition of “Anglicus” makes it very propable that the bloodrelation of this Godfrey is trough Alida, who lived in England, or her brother Goeswijn, who also lived there, based upon medlands (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands) it is assumed he is the son of Alida, as she had a son called Godfrey, but Goeswijn did not.

  5. Ida, “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)

  6. Goeswijn (bastard?) Ego Alidis regina Anglie” donates to the abbey of Affligem for the memory of her deceased husband “regis Henrici” and the memory of her husband “Wilhelmi comitis Lincolnie” in a charter dated 1143, witnessed by “..., Gozuine fratre regine, Oliuiro fratre comitis, Alardo flaminc, Eudone filio Alani, Wilhelmo de Sancto Iohanne, Gautfrido de Tresgot, Iohanne de Falesia, Rotberto auenel, Rotberto de Alteriue, Hugone de Cachnesio, Rotberto de Calz, Gosuino nepote regine de Wauera, Adam filio Aluerei, Thoma de Ardene, Gautfrido de Bruncorth, Amolrico de Belofago, Matheo filio Alueredi, Giselberto de Salmiul, Rothardo camerario, Raynaldo dapifero, Hugone nan, Heinrico de Spalt, Francone de Yscha, Hugone roal, Sygero de Wauera, Giselberto de Arda, Waltero traba, Heinrico de Strimbec, Fastrado de Strin, Gautfrido filio Godinii, Gautfrido filio Dunnunc de Hencun” (W1965). The fact that he is not named as a brother in the charter in wich Henry of Leuven enters the abbey of Affligem makes it likely he was a bastard.


Godfried III +1190 X Margareta van Limburg XX Imana van Loon, he mentions “matre mea domina Lutgarde” in a charter dated 1151 (W1846), he confirmed a donation by Reinier van Heverlee of property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey in a charter dated 1142/1154 witnessed by “barones et homines meos Arnomdum de Dist, Willelmum et Henricum frater eius de Dungelberge Walterum de Grimbergis Arnoldum dapiferum Reinzonem de Tildunc Franconem castellanum Arnoldum de Rode (W4049). “Godefridus dux Lotharingie” donates de ducal beneficium “Harstallii” to the bishop of Liege who transfers it to the chapter of st. Lambert at Liege, trough the hands of “Egidii comitis de Durachio” as advocate, also mentioning “Ottonis de Malbere” and “Alexandri de Nouiomago” in a charter by emperor Frederic I of Germany dated 1171, witnessed by “Theodericus comes de Cleue ... Henricus de Cuke ... Egidius comes de Durachio, Otto de Malbrg, Alexander de Numage, Eustachius frater aduocati Hasbanie, Tirricus de Prato, Fastradus de Domartin, Thomas de Helmericurt, Godinus de Hosenmont, Bodo frater eius” (W1158) He mentions “uxor mea Margareta er mater mea Lutgardis” in a charter dated before 1172 (W3452). Gerlach, brother of bishop Godfried of Utrecht donates dimes in Anderlecht and Dilbeek with consent of “Godefridi ducis maioris et filii eius Henrici ducis iunioris et ducisse Ismene”, in a charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Goderidus castellanus, Henricus de Stallo, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus” (W 1873). On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667). “Galteri de Aa, Arnoldi de Bigardis, Galteri de Holtem, Alardi rape, Joannis pauw, Goswini de Ischa, Hugonis de monte” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 where he confirms donations done by his father “ac uxoris Ismenae” of goods near the Laine river, next to lands of “domini Goswini” to the knights templar. (W7629) “comitem Theodoricum de Hostaden” is mentioned in a peace treaty betweend duke Henry I of Brabant and duke Henry of Limburg, wherin the latter acknowledges that the guardianship of the abbey of St. Trond was given to duke Godfrey III “in dotem cum uxore sua Margaretha a patre Lemburgensis”. Mons247 places the death of “Godefridus nobilis dux Lovaniensis” in 1190, specifying that he had the sister of “comitis de Loz Gerardi” as wife, having married her after the death of his first wife, and that he had 2 sons of het, “Willelmum” who lived long, and Godfrey, who died fast.

  1. Henry I, “Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139)

    1. Henry II, in a charter dated 4/9/1238 “H(enricus) Dei gratia dux Lotharingie et Brabantie” allows “sorori nostre domine M(arie)” to found an abbey in Binderen. (ONB 187)

    2. Maria, in a charter dated 4/9/1238 “H(enricus) Dei gratia dux Lotharingie et Brabantie” allows “sorori nostre domine M(arie)” to found an abbey in Binderen. (ONB 187)

    3. Godfried, “ego Arnoldus de Ranst miles et uxor mea lutta de Swindrech” sell their allodium in Hapert to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated december 1235, witnessed by “Godefridus frater domini ducis, Daniel de Wanghe, Thomas de Benghem, Iohannes de Monte, milites, Walterus de Pulle, Henricus de Herentals scultetus (de Buscho) ducis, Godefridus de Ysca” (ONB 177)

  2. Albert, A charter by the bishop of Liege for the abbey of Géronsart, dated 1183, is witnessed by “Albertus de Cuc archidiaconus, Albertus de Lowanii archidiaconus, Petrus de Momalia, Henricus de Marenbais, Henricus de Tonglebiet” (W2543) In a charter dated 1184 the bishop of Liege sells the “curiam de Hugardis” to “Rodulpho de Louanio” for 130 mark, witnessed by “Albertus de Cuke archidyaconus, ..., Albertus filius ducis, de familia ecclesie Theodericus de Prato, Werricus dapifer, Libuinus de Fonte, Thomas de Hemericourt, Bodo de Hosenmont, Robertus et Lambertus frater eius de Oleis” (W3726) In a charter dated 1185 the bishop of Liege buys back the “curiam de Hugardes” from “Rodulfo de Louanio”, selling him the “curie de Bauenchin” in exchange, witnessed by “Albertus de Cuc archidiaconus, ... , Petrus de Momale, Johannes de Colonia, ... Albertus de Louanio, ... de familia ecclesie Theodericus de Prato, Werricus dapifer, Thomas de Hemericurt, Bodo de Hosenmont, Fastredus de Dunmartin et frater eius” (W1166) Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “Albertus archidiaconus filius ducis Godefridi” is named in a charter for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 8-9-1191.() and a charter for the Florennes abbey dated c. 1191 (W2139) and a charter dated before 8-9-1191 for the St. Lambert chapter (W2392).

  3. Willem X Maria, Mons247 places the death of “Godefridus nobilis dux Lovaniensis” in 1190, specifying that he had the sister of “comitis de Loz Gerardi” as wife, having married her after the death of his first wife, and that he had 2 sons of het, “Willelmum” who lived long, and Godfrey, who died fast. In a charter dated c. 1191 for the abbey of Florennes Henry I mentions “Wilelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” (W2139). Married Maria. In a charter dated before 11-10-1199 “Willelmus frater ducis Lothoringie” renounced his claims to the dimes of Tourinnes la grosse and the dot of the church of Perwez. (W4116)

  4. Godfried, Mons247 places the death of “Godefridus nobilis dux Lovaniensis” in 1190, specifying that he had the sister of “comitis de Loz Gerardi” as wife, having married her after the death of his first wife, and that he had 2 sons of het, “Willelmum” who lived long, and Godfrey, who died fast.


Rodulf, In a charter dated 1184 the bishop of Liege sells the “curiam de Hugardis” to “Rodulpho de Louanio” for 130 mark, witnessed by “Albertus de Cuke archidyaconus, ..., Albertus filius ducis, de familia ecclesie Theodericus de Prato, Werricus dapifer, Libuinus de Fonte, Thomas de Hemericourt, Bodo de Hosenmont, Robertus et Lambertus frater eius de Oleis” (W3726) In a charter dated 1185 the bishop of Liege buys back the “curiam de Hugardes” from “Rodulfo de Louanio”, selling him the “curie de Bauenchin” in exchange, witnessed by “Albertus de Cuc archidiaconus, ... , Petrus de Momale, Johannes de Colonia, ... Albertus de Louanio, ... de familia ecclesie Theodericus de Prato, Werricus dapifer, Thomas de Hemericurt, Bodo de Hosenmont, Fastredus de Dunmartin et frater eius” (W1166)


1.2 van Waver


Waver is a city on the Dijle in Waals-Brabant, it's lords were amongst the most powefull vassals of the count of Leuven, appearing as witness in numerous charts of these counts troughout the 12th century. Moreover they were related to the countal family, but it's not clear how this relation was established.


Classification: “liber” (1134), nobiles (ab. 1154)


Ava, “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate their allodium “apud Woleuue” to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant.

Sons:

  1. Zeger (1125-1165), “Sygerus de Wauera” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). “Seherus de Waura” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the Gembloux abbey dated 1131 (W1472). Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Synagogus” witnessed the donation of a property to the abbey of Waver by duke Godfrey I of Brabant in a charter dated 1132 (W1945) “liberorum ... Sigeri de Wauera” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696) Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, witnessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954), “Sigerus de Uauera” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 11-4-1138 for the abbey of Reims. (W5659). “Sigerus de Wawera” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958). “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959) “Ego Alidis regina Anglie” donates to the abbey of Affligem for the memory of her deceased husband “regis Henrici” and the memory of her husband “Wilhelmi comitis Lincolnie” in a charter dated 1143, witnessed by “..., Gozuine fratre regine, Oliuiro fratre comitis, Alardo flaminc, Eudone filio Alani, Wilhelmo de Sancto Iohanne, Gautfrido de Tresgot, Iohanne de Falesia, Rotberto auenel, Rotberto de Alteriue, Hugone de Cachnesio, Rotberto de Calz, Gosuino nepote regine de Wauera, Adam filio Aluerei, Thoma de Ardene, Gautfrido de Bruncorth, Amolrico de Belofago, Matheo filio Alueredi, Giselberto de Salmiul, Rothardo camerario, Raynaldo dapifero, Hugone nan, Heinrico de Spalt, Francone de Yscha, Hugone roal, Sygero de Wauera, Giselberto de Arda, Waltero traba, Heinrico de Strimbec, Fastrado de Strin, Gautfrido filio Godinii, Gautfrido filio Dunnunc de Hencun” (W1965) “Sigeri de Wauera” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936). On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) “Sigerus de Wauera” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Sigeri de Wauera” signed a charter where “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153. (W1939). Henrici secundi Leodiensis episcopi” donates the church of “Laiz” and part of his allodio in “uilla de Laiz” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated ab. 1153, also mentioning “liber homo Heinricus de Laiz”, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Ludewicus comes de Los, Henricus de Lentburch, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Gosuinus de Falcunmont, Gerardus de Bacunweiz, Philippus de Laiz, Gocelinus frater eius, Walterus de Marbais, Sigerus de Wauera, Walterus de Castelin, Balduinus frater eius, Wido de Fontaines, Franco et Gilbertus frater eius de Fontaines, Gerardus de Lerna (W1940-41) “Sigerus de Wauera” donates “uicum nomine Somaniam” to the abbey of Heylissem, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1154, witnessed by “nobiles etiam uiri Eustachius Hasbaniensis aduocatus, Erfo de Calmont, Teodericus de Argenteal, Thomas de Gest, Heinricus frater eius, Bonefacius de Bren, Henricus de Bunsbech, de familia sancti Lamberti Wedericus de Prato, Arnulfus de Hoio (W3673). Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). Seperate donations by “Conradus et Emilius fratres de Disten cum uxoribus et liberis suis ... Sigerus ... filii quoque Giselberti baucari de Testel ... filii quoque Gocelmi de Herenth” of goods in “Testel en Meszelbuch” are confirmed by duke Godfrey III of Brabant in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “de liberis Sigerus de Uuavera, Henricus de Landinus, Macharius de Kisenkim, de familia nostra Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Helberga, Henricus pedagogus, Gerardus molendinarius, Herzo grendel, Symon grendel, Johannes de sancta gertruda” (W3676) “Sygerus de Walierra, Willelmus et Gerardus fratres de Dungelberg, Hugo et Gosuinus filius eius de Andegem, Walterus de Craigem, Lambertus de Notegem, Gosuinus castelannus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Villers, dated 1158. (W166) Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) “homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Razo iunior de Aska, Iwainus de Wolueshem, Alardus hardemisple et coheredes eorum” and “Bernerus quoque de Morcele ... filii eius Iwainus et Daniel” seperatly sell goods to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1160, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Gozuinus de Holthem, Alardus de Baltersem, Henricus magetoge” (W2079) “Engelramus” donates goods in “Sulman” and “Arengis” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1165, witnessed by Alexander, Gerardus de Benchem, Sygerus de Uuauere, Danihel de Craenhem” (W4098) “Sigerus de Waura, Gilbertus de Calmont, Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Rildunc, Gosuinus de Holthem, Reinerus de Heuerle, Henricus Snepart, Herzo cocus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated before 1166 (11713).

    1. Henrick, Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054).

  2. Synagon (1132-1136), “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Synagogus” witnessed the donation of a property to the abbey of Waver by duke Godfrey I of Brabant in a charter dated 1132 (W1945) Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, wintessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954)


Jan, “Johannes de Wavera” witnessed the donation of a property to the abbey of Waver by duke Godfrey I of Brabant in a charter dated 1132, several places behind Siger and Synagogus (W1945)


Henrick, “Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, wintessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954), “Henricus de Wauera” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152, several places behind Seger (W1850).


Gozuinus, “Ego Alidis regina Anglie” donates to the abbey of Affligem for the memory of her deceased husband “regis Henrici” and the memory of her husband “Wilhelmi comitis Lincolnie” in a charter dated 1143, witnessed by “..., Gozuine fratre regine, Oliuiro fratre comitis, Alardo flaminc, Eudone filio Alani, Wilhelmo de Sancto Iohanne, Gautfrido de Tresgot, Iohanne de Falesia, Rotberto auenel, Rotberto de Alteriue, Hugone de Cachnesio, Rotberto de Calz, Gosuino nepote regine de Wauera, Adam filio Aluerei, Thoma de Ardene, Gautfrido de Bruncorth, Amolrico de Belofago, Matheo filio Alueredi, Giselberto de Salmiul, Rothardo camerario, Raynaldo dapifero, Hugone nan, Heinrico de Spalt, Francone de Yscha, Hugone roal, Sygero de Wauera, Giselberto de Arda, Waltero traba, Heinrico de Strimbec, Fastrado de Strin, Gautfrido filio Godinii, Gautfrido filio Dunnunc de Hencun” (W1965) “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976).


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  1. Zeger, Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). Godefridus de Wauera” donates “totum allodium suum de Torenbais” to the abbey of Villers “per manum fratris sui Sigeri laudante et consentiente sorore sua Ermentrude” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1175, witnessed by “Gislebertus de Landenes, Gozuinus de Adorp et Henricus frater eius, Henricus de Birbais” (W172) Ego Gilius quondam comes Durachiensis” donates the church of “Geldoniae” to the hospitalknights, as approved by “Petrus frater meus comes de Monteacuto et Cono frater meus comes Durachiensis” specifying the donation contains “praebendam ecclesiam sancti Medardi et praebendam comitissae Erlendis, et totam decimam de Hupainio” and his rights in “terra Reinfridi”, the donation was done by Gillis, his brothers and “auunculus noster domnus Bruno archidiaconus” in the hands of bishop Rudolf of Liege “et comitis de Halstade”, furthermore explaining that “Reinfridum et uxorem eius” approved this, and recounting how he gathered the elders of the Geldenaken region who explained that over a hunderd years ago “comitissa Erlendis” donated the forementioned praebendium to the church of St. Medard, also declaring that “domnus Ingelram” married “matrem nostram patre nostre nostro comite Godefrido defuncto” and that this Ingelram sold the praebendiam to the abbey of Helecine, altough he had no right to it, in a charter dated 1175 witnessed by “Segero de Waure, Ingelramo de Orbais, Philippo et Conone de Alteriue, de familia nostra Waltero de Hupain, Oliuerio, Heremanno, Alberto, Engone, Abraham, Walthero de Nouilla” (W3677) domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662)

  2. Godfried X Ermentrude, “Godefridus de Wauera” donates “totum allodium suum de Torenbais” to the abbey of Villers “per manum fratris sui Sigeri laudante et consentiente sorore sua Ermentrude” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1175, witnessed by “Gislebertus de Landenes, Gozuinus de Adorp et Henricus frater eius, Henricus de Birbais” (W172) “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662) Sigerus de Limale ... coniuncx eius Beatrix” donates to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter witnessed by “Gozuinus castellanus de Arundel, Daniel frater eius, Gozuinus nepos eius, Wicardus de Scacines, Franco de Archene, Iohannes de Ualle, Sigerus de Longinsart” that after his death was confirmed by “Godefridus de Wauera et Ermentrudis uxor eius” in a charter date ab 1180, witnessed by “Meinzo loibof, Henricus filius eius, Iuetta quoque mater prenominati Sigeri ... cum filia sua Beatrice” (W1908)

  3. Ermentrude, “Godefridus de Wauera” donates “totum allodium suum de Torenbais” to the abbey of Villers “per manum fratris sui Sigeri laudante et consentiente sorore sua Ermentrude” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1175, witnessed by “Gislebertus de Landenes, Gozuinus de Adorp et Henricus frater eius, Henricus de Birbais” (W172) “Ermentrudis de Waure et Segerus filius eius” donate the dimes of “Iandres” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 witnessed by “de nobilis uiris laicis Jacobus de Horbais, Jacobus de Glimnes, Johannes de Jace et Waltherus Heinricus frater eius de Jace” (W4109) “nobilis matrona Ermentrudis de Waueris” donates the dimes of “Iandrenges” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1188, witnessed by “nobiles uiri Jacobus de Horbais, Jacobus de Gliminis, Johannes, Walterus, Heinricus. (W4107)

    1. Zeger, “Ermentrudis de Waure et Segerus filius eius” donate the dimes of “Iandres” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 witnessed by “de nobilis uiris laicis Jacobus de Horbais, Jacobus de Glimnes, Johannes de Jace et Waltherus Heinricus frater eius de Jace” (W4109)




1.3 van Bekkevoort


Bekkevoort is part of the municipality Bekkevoort, Vlaams-Brabant.


Wouter, “Gualterus homo liber de castello Baccunguez” had problems with the abbey of St. Trond, propably in the last quarter of the 11th century (G.A.T. MGH SS X p289). In a charter dated 1096 for the bishop of Liege “comes Walterus de Bacunweiz et filius eius Mainerus” is witness. 1101 (W2751), 1101 (W3589)

  1. Mainerus, In a charter dated 1096 for the bishop of Liege “comes Walterus de Bacunweiz et filius eius Mainerus” is witness. “Guillelmus filius Manerii de Bacunuue” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).

    1. Willem, “Guillelmus filius Manerii de Bacunuue” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).


Wouter, “Lambertus de Maserets et filius eius Thomas” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver trough the hands of duke Godfrey I, advocate of the abbey, in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by “Walterus de Bacunuuez et filii eius Wernerus et Gerardus, Godescalcus de Jaceih, Sigerus de Orbais, Adelo de Namuco, Gerardus de Marembais, Gerardus de Hauin, Berengerus de Leis, Wilelmus de Martulis, Bouo de Turninis, Iohannes de Geselberceis et sororius eius Eustatius, Berengerus de Glimeneis, Lambertus, Bernardus” (W1835)

  1. Werner, “Lambertus de Maserets et filius eius Thomas” donate to the abbeu of Neerwaver trough the hands of duke Godfrey I, advocate of the abbey, in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by “Walterus de Bacunuuez et filii eius Wernerus et Gerardus, Godescalcus de Jaceih, Sigerus de Orbais, Adelo de Namuco, Gerardus de Marembais, Gerardus de Hauin, Berengerus de Leis, Wilelmus de Martulis, Bouo de Turninis, Iohannes de Geselberceis et sororius eius Eustatius, Berengerus de Glimeneis, Lambertus, Bernardus” (W1835)

  2. Gerard, “Lambertus de Maserets et filius eius Thomas” donate to the abbeu of Neerwaver trough the hands of duke Godfrey I, advocate of the abbey, in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by “Walterus de Bacunuuez et filii eius Wernerus et Gerardus, Godescalcus de Jaceih, Sigerus de Orbais, Adelo de Namuco, Gerardus de Marembais, Gerardus de Hauin, Berengerus de Leis, Wilelmus de Martulis, Bouo de Turninis, Iohannes de Geselberceis et sororius eius Eustatius, Berengerus de Glimeneis, Lambertus, Bernardus” (W1835)


Willem, “Wilhelmi de Beckenuort” signed a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the affligem abbey. (W1797)


N.N. X Ricza, “Ricza illustris femina de Beckenwe filium suum Theodericum” enter the abbey of St. Trond” and donate to this abbey in presence of “Gerardo filio suo primogenito” goods in “uilla Hemmerte” and “prope Beckenwez”, in a charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenwez, Rodulfus de Gettenrode” (W1521)

  1. Diederik, Ricza illustris femina de Beckenwe filium suum Theodericum” enter the abbey of St. Trond” and donate to this abbey in presence of “Gerardo filio suo primogenito” goods in “uilla Hemmerte” and “prope Beckenwez”, in a charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenwez, Rodulfus de Gettenrode” (W1521)

  2. Gerard X Helewig, “Gerardus de Bacunwes” is witness in a charter by emperor Lothar III for the abbey of St. Jacob in Liege dated 1134 (DD Lothar III, nr. 57). “Gerardus de Beckenuort” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958). “Ricza illustris femina de Beckenwe filium suum Theodericum” enter the abbey of St. Trond” and donate to this abbey in presence of “Gerardo filio suo primogenito” goods in “uilla Hemmerte” and “prope Beckenwez”, in a charter dated 1144, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenwez, Rodulfus de Gettenrode” (W1521) Gerardus de Beckenuortis witness in a charter by Henry, bishop of Liege for the St. Trond abbey, dated 1146 (ONB 48). The GAT suggest he might have been a “nepos” of Otto of Duras giving his permission to the donation (G.A.T. MGH SS X p343). “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka“ (W4053). The predium” of the chapter of st. Lamberts at Liege in “Testelt et Mescelbuch” was donated by various persons to the abbey of Averbode, starting with “Walmoldus et nepotes ei Heinricus et Arnoldus”, followed by “Sigerus ... cum filia sua ... Warinus sororius eius cum filio suo” and “Cunradus et Eilius fratres cum uxoribus et omni posteritate sua” and “Giselbertus cum uxore et heredibus” and “filii quoque Goscelmi de Herrent”, for wich the abbey will pay the chapter an annual sum, in a chapter by the bishop of Liege dated 1151, witnessed by “de nobilibus Gerardus de Baeuuuez, Cuno de Repe, de familia Wiricus de Prato et filii ei Lantbertus et Theodericus, Lantbertus et Arnoldus de Hoio” (W10317) Henrici secundi Leodiensis episcopi” donates the church of “Laiz” and part of his allodio in “uilla de Laiz” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated ab. 1153, also mentioning “liber homo Heinricus de Laiz”, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Ludewicus comes de Los, Henricus de Lentburch, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Gosuinus de Falcunmont, Gerardus de Bacunweiz, Philippus de Laiz, Gocelinus frater eius, Walterus de Marbais, Sigerus de Wauera, Walterus de Castelin, Balduinus frater eius, Wido de Fontaines, Franco et Gilbertus frater eius de Fontaines, Gerardus de Lerna (W1940-41) “laici Eustachius aduocati, Gerardus de Baconweiz, Balduinus de Tongris, Guedericus de Prato et Lantbertus et Teodericus filii eius” are witness in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1153 (W2766) Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) Rogerus de Kassenic uir magne nobilitatis” had donated “decimam de Borsis” to the abbey of Mont-Cornillon at Liege, but “Gislebertus frater eius et nepos eius Arnulphus” usurped them. Now “Arnulphus” recognised his mistake and accepted the donation by “auunculo suo Rogero”, where also “comes Godefridus de Duraz” intervenes (as advocate??), witnessed by “Henricus comes de Ghelre, Godefridus comes de Duraz, liberi homines Gerardus de Baronweies, Philippus de Thinleu, Cono de Repes, Henricus de Manes, de familia Wedericus de Prato, Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoyo, all in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1159, witnessed by “liberi homines Eustacius aduocatus de Hasbania, Oliuerus de Tis, de familia Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoyo” (W10304) “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of “Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)


Ida, “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of “Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)


Godescalc, “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of “Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)


1.4 van Bierbeek


Bierbeek is a part of the municipality Bierbeek, Vlaams-Brabant. The first known member of this family in the 12th century is a Henrick I who appears in several charters, mainly by the counts of Leuven, which is close to Bierbeek. In 1136 a pair of brothers appears, Henrick II and Willem I, it is assumed here they form a new generation. No clues exist as to their relationship with the first Henrick I, but is likely they were his sons. The oldest of the 2 was propably Willem I, as the diplomatic evidence suggests his propable descendants were the lords of Bierbeek, and not the descendants of Henrick II. Willem is the leading figure of this family untill 1164. Afterwards a Willem still figures in charters, but almost always next to one er more of his brothers : Gerard, Henrick and Michael. So it is assumed that the Willem mentioned after 1164 is a different person. The new Willem (II) seems to have been the eldest and most important of the four brothers, and appears to have been the lord of Bierbeek, rather then sharing the lordship with his brothers in a condomium. Willem II and his brother Gerard were the founders of the chapter of Bierbeek, underlining their status.

Henrick II seems to have died shortly after his first appearance in 1136. He was survived by his wife Juliana, who is mentioned several times, and 4 children: Ebalo, Iwein, Henrick and Gisla. This means there are 2 Henricks in the 3rd generation, but the son of Henrick II (numbered Henrick IV in my scheme) seems to have been of little importance. The most active member of this branch was Iwein I.






Possesions of the family van Bierbeek troughout the 12th century (black dots) and some important towns in the region (red dots)


Henrick I °1050-1090 (1107-1132) X Ermentrude van Viesville-Florennes, the chronicon Laetiense lists the daughters of Rudolf of Viesville of whom “Tertiam accepit Henricus de Birbais, genuitque filium Willelmum, virum militarem et strenuum, cuius filii multi extiterunt, ut hodie apparet” “the Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis describes how “Ebalus de Roceio, frater supradicti Letaldi de Maria et Iuette comitisse de Retest, duxit uxorem Beatricem nomine, videlicet filiam Hadevidis comitisse Hainonensium, sororis Roberti regis Francorum, de qua duas filias genuit, Adelidem scilicet et Hadevidem. Hadevidis iuncta Condefrido de Ruminiaco peperit ei filium nomine Nicholaum et filias; quarum una peperit ex Radulfo comite de Veteri-villa Ebalum de Flurines et Ermentrudem, matrem Guilelmi de Birbais”, Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). Henricus dei gratia dux Lotharingie” donates goods in Mazée to the abbey of Florennes in a charter dated 1107, witnessed by “Henricus de Bierbay Gerardus de Lute” (W2519). Henricus ... de Birbais uir nobilis et strenuus” is named in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1111. (W1431) “Inter alios quidam nobilium Henricus de Bierbais aderat, qui licet filius saeculi tamen ipsi sancto Wicberto genere proximus erat.” is mentioned as being one of those that had come to the abbey of Gembloux to honor some saints, apparently in or shortly after 1113. (Miracula S. Wicberti) de nobilibus Henricus de Birbais” is witness in a charter dated 16-11-1116 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the abbey of Gembloux. (W1434) “Henricus de Birbays” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919) “Iohannis et Henrici de Birbeke” signed a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the affligem abbey. (W1797) “Heinrico de Birbais, Bernardo de Orbais” are mentioned as witnesses in a charter by the abbey of Gembloux dated 1129 (W1457). The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium specify they did so as respective subadvocates of Nijvel and Gembloux. “Henricus de Birbais” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the Gembloux abbey dated 1131 (W1472). “Heinricus de Byrbais” witnessed the donation of a property to the abbey of Waver by duke Godfrey I of Brabant in a charter dated 1132 (W1945) “liberorum ... Henrici de Birbeca” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry. (W3696). sons:

  1. Willem I, see further.

  2. Henrick I °1090-1120 X Juliana (1136), “Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, wintessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954) Willelmus de Birbaico” donates a 4th part of the church of “Bunsbeke, after wich “domina Juliana eiusque filii” also donate a 4th part, and “inter dominum Walterum de Bunsbeke et Richardum” donate a 4th part of the other half of the curch. Willem also adds goods “apud Linsmeal”, “apud Budinges”, “apud Fleppiam” and in “Mollendal”. Furthermore “Anselmus de Aurendor donates a 3d of the church of “Glabeka” and goods “apud Aterode”, for the “anima Heinrici de Mariles” land is donated “apud Nodoweis”, and “Radulphus de Yscha” donates goos “apud Pellines”, and “Beatrix de Gest” donates a mansion in the same place, all in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1145/1164. (W4089). “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus, frater eius Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096)

    1. Ebalo I (1164-1188), “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus, frater eius Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096) “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097) Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889) The abbey of Reims donates “allodio de Linsemel” they had received from “miles nobilis Ebalus nomine” to the abbey of Helecine, in a charter dated 1188 (W4106)

    2. Henry IV, Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083) “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097)

    3. Iwain I °1125-1145 (1161-1189) X Aleida, Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083), “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus, frater eius Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096) “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097) Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889) Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). “dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431) “Gerardo et Emmoni” exchange land called “La Wastine” that they hold in fief of “Aleidis de Birbais et filii eius Walteri” with the abbey of Villers in a charter dated 1190 (W190)

      1. Wouter I °1142-1162 [1182-1197]Ego Godescalcus de Morialmeis” declares that “Bastianus de Gordines” donates his goods in “Claro Monte” to the abbey of Aulne, with consent of “Geluidis sororis sue et filiorum eius Bastiani de Berzeis et Thome et Symonis de Nouille” trough his hands, Godescalc in turn donating them trought the hands of “domini mei Radulphi Leodiensi episcopi”, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Gerardus Tudiniensis aduocatus, Alardus de Louerual frater meus, Eustachius senior de Ruez, Osto de Trasegnies, Walterus de Bierbais, Theodericus de Gocellies, Walterus et Arnulphus fratres de Goi, Wido et Fulcho fratres de Fontaines, Henricus de Senzelle et Symon frater eius, Walterus de Nouille et Godescalcus de Nallines” (W2541) Gislebert of Mons explains how 'Walterus de Birbais, minimus corpore, maximusc animo” fought for the count of Hainaut against the duke of Brabant in 1182/83. dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431) “Gerardo et Emmoni” exchange land called “La Wastine” that they hold in fief of “Aleidis de Birbais et filii eius Walteri” with the abbey of Villers in a charter dated 1190 (W190) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Walterus de Birba[i]s” (ONB 83). Ego Wilhelmus et ego Gherardus fundatores ecclesie de Birbais” declare that “Henricus eiusdem uille scoltetus assensu nostro et coniugis sue Ligardis” donates his part of “uilla de Willenbrengis” to the abbey of Villers and goods “prope uillam de Rode” that he holds in fief of “Walthero de Birbais” to the chapter of Birbais, in a charter dated before 1197 (W200)

      2. Gerard, Mons328 mentions Gerardus et Walterus fratres de Birbaiz among the officers of the army of Baldwin of Hainaut in 1195, but listing people of Badwins complete reign.

    4. Gisla, 1164, “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus, frater eius Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096) “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097)


Jan, “Iohannis et Henrici de Birbeke” signed a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the affligem abbey. (W1797)


Willem I Van Bierbeek °1090-1120 (1136-1164), The chronicon Laetiense details that in the church of Sars was buried “Henricus, miles gloriosus et vere reverendusd, filius Willelmi de Birbaco. Cuius Henrici frater Theodericus et uxor eius Basilia in Gociliis dominantes” Mons80 lists the officers and counselors of Baldwin IV of Hainaut (+1171): “Egidius de Cin, Gossuinus de Montibus, Eustacius senior de Ruez, Hoelus de Kauren, Ludovicus et Karolus fratres de Frasne, Theodericus de Linea, Iwanus de Waldripont, Henricus et Willelmus fratres de Braina, Robertus de Aisunvilla, Ysaac castellanus Montensis, Willelmus de Birbais.”Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, wintessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954) “homines ducis ... Willelmus de Birbaica” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the St. Peters church of Leuven dated 1140 (W4031). “nobilium meorum ... Willelmi de Birbeche” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627).Wilelmus de Dongleberc uir nobilis et Ida coniunx eius“ donate their allodium in “Gobretengies” to the abbey of St. Laurent in Liege “presentibus atque consentientibus et similiter contradentibus filiis suis Heinrico videlicet ecclesie sancti Lamberti canonico, Willelmo et Gerardo laici nobilibus” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1147, witnessed by “Wilelmus de Birbais, Thomas de Gest et Henricus frater eius, Alexander, Gerardus, Wezelo, Giuardus” (W3282). “Willelmi de Birbais” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. In the same charter he approves the donation of “Nicholaus de Ranst” as one of “nepotes eius” (W1936). “Heinricus de Jacia et Willemus frater eius de Dungelbergio” donate their allodium “Wahanges” to the abbey of Averbode, followed by donations by “nobilis materna nomine Beatrix de Gest” and “Balduinus et Heinricus de Slusa” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1149, witnessed by “liberi homines Godefridus dux Lontharingie, Heinricus comes de Namuco, Lothui-- comes de Los, Willelmus de Birbafio, Anselmus de Bonneffia, Wiricus de Prato” (W 8345) “Willelmus de Byrbais” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Willelmus de Birbeca” is named in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). Guillelmus de Birbeka” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1155 confirms donations by “Philippus de Malauia” of his allodium in “uilla que uulgo uocatur Beazmonz” and “Balduinus de Jasonie” of “allodium quod in Uicuele habebat” and “Reinerus de Seitrut annuente uxore et filiis” of the allodium “Capendal” and half of the church of “Pelleines”, after which “Thomas de Gest et Arnulfus de Biuenes” also donated their part in this church and “Henricus uero de Curtenach” donated the 4th part of the church of “Grimes”, witnessed by “liberi Gozuinus de Falkenborch, Willelmus de Bierbais, Anselmus de Huneffe, Thomas de Gest, Reinerus de Jacia” (W4083) Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670). The donation by “Arnulphus miles de Gest et Johannes frater eius” of all their patrimonia to the abbey of St. Nicaise in Reims in the time of bishop Albero II (1135-1145) is remembered by the bishop of liege in a charter dated 1154, detailing the donation of “medietas de Ham cum ecclesia et medietate molendini ... medietas de Resbais ... et quod in Iusenene Uilla possidebant et terra de Hesbinis et terra de Romestut et pars decime de Gozonis”, the original donation being witnessed by “de laicis uero comes Lambertus, Julioth de Wahart, Wericus de Prato, Eurellus, after wich a confirmation is remembered by “prepositus Johannes atque Euerellus miles” in presence of “laicorum uero Godefridi ducis Luuaniensis, Willelmi de Dunglubir et Henrici fratris eius et filii eiusdem Henrici rain, Philippi dellaiz, Richardi de Mauruiles et filii Bonefacii. Furthermore 3 days after the death of Arnulf his brother confirmed their donations, witnessed by “expectabilium uirorum Willelmi de Dunglubir cum filiis suis Willelmo et Gerardo, Gerardi de Hupain, Euerelli”. But still Johannes usurped the goods and was brought before the bishop in presence of “Wilellmi de Birbeis, Gerardi de Hupain, Richardi de Maruuiles et Bonefacii filii eius atque Gozolonis auunculi eiusdem Bonefacii” where he acknowledges the rights of the abbey of Reims, witnessed by “laici liberi Wilellmus de Birbeis, Berengerus, Willelmus, Gozelo de Leis, Richardus de Marules et Bonefacius filius eius, Euerellus de Huardes qui horum affectationem susceperat, de familia Werricus de Prato, Lambertus de Hoio” (W4423) Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Willelmus de Birbaico” donates a 4th part of the church of “Bunsbeke, after wich “domina Juliana eiusque filii” also donate a 4th part, and “inter dominum Walterum de Bunsbeke et Richardum” donate a 4th part of the other half of the curch. Willem also adds goods “apud Linsmeal”, “apud Budinges”, “apud Fleppiam” and in Mollendal”. Furthermore “Anselmus de Aurendor donates a 3d of the church of “Glabeka” and goods “apud Aterode”, for the “anima Heinrici de Mariles” land is donated “apud Nodoweis”, and “Radulphus de Yscha” donates goos “apud Pellines”, and “Beatrix de Gest” donates a mansion in the same place, all in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1145/1164. (W4089). “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus, frater eius Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096) children:

  1. Michael I (1168-1187), Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004). Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michil, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788)

  2. Henry III (1164-1180), The chronicon Laetiense details that in the church of Sars was buried “Henricus, miles gloriosus et vere reverendusd, filius Willelmi de Birbaco. Cuius Henrici frater Theodericus et uxor eius Basilia in Gociliis dominantes” Hosto Trasiniensis dominus ac eius uxor Heluidis” donated to the abbey of Floreffe “locum quendam desertum qui dicitur Herlamont cum terra inter Pintonem et uiam”, wich is now contested by “heredem paruulum Gilonem nomine”, mentioning “Walteri de Capella ... Walterus de Fontaines ... pater uxoris ipsius Gilonis Henricus et Euerardus auunculus eius”, witnessed by “Henricus de Laudines, Euerardus de Roeuia et filius eius Walterus et Balduinus nepos eius, Symon de Secellia, Henricus de Birbais, Cono de Alta Ripa, Wido de Fontibus et filii eius Walterus, Franco de Fontibus et frater eius Gislebertus, Walcherus de Sillei, Henricus et frater eius Hywenus de Heruethes, Robertus de Carniris et filii eius Robertus, Balduinus de Montibus, Henricus de Nathe” (W2030) A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164 descibres how “Erlendis quondam Geldoniensis comitissa” assigned lands and dimes “ex integro de Molenbisul uici in parochia Geldoniensi” to celebrate a mass for the memory of her late husband, and how these goods where now possessed by “Juliane comitisse uxoris Godefridi comitis” who donates them to the abbey of Heylissem “pro anime sue et uiri sui comitis Godefridi”, with permission of “filiis et filiabus suis Egidio, Petro, Conone, Gerberga et Claritia”, witnessed by de nobilbus uiris Guilelmis et Henricus fratres de Birbais, Alexander de Helencinis et Guilelmus frater eius et Hermannus clericus, de familia comitis Gerardus, Walterus, Albertus fratres de Hupain, et Oliuerus et Walterus de Ginglehein et Salutaris de Sancto Trudone. (W4092) Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004) “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978). Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979)Godefridus de Wauera” donates “totum allodium suum de Torenbais” to the abbey of Villers “per manum fratris sui Sigeri laudante et consentiente sorore sua Ermentrude” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1175, witnessed by “Gislebertus de Landenes, Gozuinus de Adorp et Henricus frater eius, Henricus de Birbais” (W172) Godescalcus de Morelmeiso et Gerardus de Marbaz” donate “terram illam que Solesines appellatur” that they hold in fief of count Henry of Namur to the abbey of Aulne in a charter by that count dated 1179, witnessed by “Henricus de Birbaz, Godefridus de Orbaz, Godefridus de Werde, Bastianus de Gurdines, Sigerus de Ham, Henricus de Senzelg, Liebertus de Merlemont” (W2611) de nobilibus uiris Henricus de Birbais, Gerardus de Marbais et Iohannes frater eius, Iohannes de Melen” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Villers dated 1180 (W180) The abbot of St. Laurens at Liege declares how “Wilelmus de Dungleberth uir nobilis” appointed beneficies in his allodiums to celebrate a weekly mass in the church of “Dungleberth” for the memory of him and his predeccesors, and that after his death his son, also named Willem, did the same and appointed allodiums for a weekly mass in the church of “Bomala”, and details that the goods for the mass of “Vuilelmi senioris” are located in “Broquit” and “Dongleberth”, and the goods for the mass of “Willelmi iunioris filius eius” are located in “Bomala”. A dispute arose between the priests of the churches and the abbey that was appointed as responsable for the masses, and therefore “Ode uxoris iunioris Vuilelmi et filie eius Elisabeth et maritorum Gerardi et Godefridi” transfered the goods to the hospitalknights of “Geldonie”, in a charter dated 1181, witnessed by “domnus Gylo comes de Duraz, Josbertus, Arnulphus de Spina, Gerardus, Heinricus, Bartholomeus, Heinricus de Birbais” (W3293).

  3. Gerard I (1168-1197), Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004) “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978). Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms rights of the abbey of Brogne in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus de Birbais, Godefridus de Orbais, Bastianus de Marbais, Renerus et Henricus de Limale, Henricus de Lax, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Daniel uillicus de Hisce, Renerus de Walhen” (W7972) Willelmus de Birbais et uxor mea Christina” donated rights on a mill in “Weresin” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated c. 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus frate meus” (W1814) homines mei ... G-- de Birbais” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742)Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822)Ego Wilhelmus et ego Gherardus fundatores ecclesie de Birbais” declare that “Henricus eiusdem uille scoltetus assensu nostro et coniugis sue Ligardis” donates his part of “uilla de Willenbrengis” to the abbey of Villers and goods “prope uillam de Rode” that he holds in fief of “Walthero de Birbais” to the chapter of Birbais, in a charter dated before 1197 (W200)

  4. Willem II (1164-1197) X Christina (1185-90), A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164 descibres how “Erlendis quondam Geldoniensis comitissa” assigned lands and dimes “ex integro de Molenbisul uici in parochia Geldoniensi” to celebrate a mass for the memory of her late husband, and how these goods where now possessed by “Juliane comitisse uxoris Godefridi comitis” who donates them to the abbey of Heylissem “pro anime sue et uiri sui comitis Godefridi”, with permission of “filiis et filiabus suis Egidio, Petro, Conone, Gerberga et Claritia”, witnessed by “de nobilbus uiris Guilelmis et Henricus fratres de Birbais, Alexander de Helencinis et Guilelmus frater eius et Hermannus clericus, de familia comitis Gerardus, Walterus, Albertus fratres de Hupain, et Oliuerus et Walterus de Ginglehein et Salutaris de Sancto Trudone. (W4092) Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097)comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661)de nobilibus Egidius de Duras et Peter frater eius, Willelmus de Birbais, Godefridus et Walterus frater eius et Renerus russebosch, de familia Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleheim, Alardus rape” witness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Viller abbey dated 1184. (W188)Willelmus de Birbeca vir utique nobilis ... cum uxore sua Cristina” donate part of their allodium in “Wisera” to the priory of Wahanges in a charter dated 1185 (W8723). “Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). The abbey of Reims donates “allodio de Linsemel” they had received from “miles nobilis Ebalus nomine” to the abbey of Helecine, in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Albricus prior de Ruminiaco ... sancta Nichasii ... Gerardus de Netenses, magister Rainerus de Hocsem, Thomas de Merbes, Alardus de Caluo Monte, canonici sancti Lamberti Leodii, Willelmus de Bierbais, Henricus de Seitrut ...” (W4106) dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431) “Willelmus de Birbais et uxor mea Christina” donated rights on a mill in “Weresin” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated c. 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus frate meus” (W1814) “Johannis de Trailis” with consent of “domini sui uidelicet Iohannis de Rotge” donates goods in “Trailis” trough the hands of “Willelmi de Birbecca” to the abbey of Park, in a charter dated before 1190, witnessed by “Willelmus de Birbecca et Radulfus de Goga et frater eius Iohannes clericus, Iohannes iunior, Bernardus de Uiseuile, Henricus castellanus de Uisuile, Lambertus de Curcelis et Stephanus frater eius, Herbrandus de Maleem, Meinnet de Trailis, Henricus de Libricis, Hibertus de Anderluis, Reinnardus de Fontan” (W4057) “Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196) homines mei ... Willelmus de Birbais” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) Duke Henry I of Brabant donates 14 boenders next to the goods of the abbey of Averbode in “Wahanges” to this abbey in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by Gerardi de Grinbergis, Willelmi de Birbecca, catellani de Bruccella, Arnoldi de Wesemale, Karoli de Arscot, Johannis, Hauueli, et Annekini de Arscot militus” (W11705)Ego Wilhelmus et ego Gherardus fundatores ecclesie de Birbais” declare that “Henricus eiusdem uille scoltetus assensu nostro et coniugis sue Ligardis” donates his part of “uilla de Willenbrengis” to the abbey of Villers and goods “prope uillam de Rode” that he holds in fief of “Walthero de Birbais” to the chapter of Birbais, in a charter dated before 1197 (W200)

  5. Diederik X Basilia, The chronicon Laetiense details that in the church of Sars was buried “Henricus, miles gloriosus et vere reverendusd, filius Willelmi de Birbaco. Cuius Henrici frater Theodericus et uxor eius Basilia in Gociliis dominantes” Ego Godescalcus de Morialmeis” declares that “Bastianus de Gordines” donates his goods in “Claro Monte” to the abbey of Aulne, with consent of “Geluidis sororis sue et filiorum eius Bastiani de Berzeis et Thome et Symonis de Nouille” trough his hands, Godescalc in turn donating them trought the hands of “domini mei Radulphi Leodiensi episcopi”, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Gerardus Tudiniensis aduocatus, Alardus de Louerual frater meus, Eustachius senior de Ruez, Osto de Trasegnies, Walterus de Bierbais, Theodericus de Gocellies, Walterus et Arnulphus fratres de Goi, Wido et Fulcho fratres de Fontaines, Henricus de Senzelle et Symon frater eius, Walterus de Nouille et Godescalcus de Nallines” (W2541) de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) “Ego Godecsalcus de Morialmeis cume meus frater Allardus” did donations to the chapter of Nivelles, reservering the fruits to “Alpaidis ... post ipsam filia mea Beatrix ... et post Beatricem Ide de Jacia” in a charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Theoderici de Birbais, Rigaldi de Rothauia et Gerardi” (W3698) Baldwin, count of Namur donates “castrum quod dicitur Thier cum uilla et uillam que dicitur Curt et uillam que dicitur Castrez” to “Willelmo fratri meo” in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Alardus de Cimaco, Nicholaus de Barbencione, Theodericus de Birbais dominus castri Gocillis, Simon de Mosen, Gerardus, Henricus et Alardus de Viula fratres, Baonefacius de Cenfontanis, Henricus de Autrepia, Godescalcus de Vileir, Baldricus de Warez, Balduinus castellanus Montensis, Rainardus de Strepi, Gonterus de Wammiris, Karolus de Haineceolis, Simon de Haurez, Stephanus de Aptra, Gosselinus de Onen, Cesarius de Nouauilla” (W3040) Th-- de Birbais” is witness for the count of Henegouwen in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) Ego Egidius dominus de Trasineis” declares how his father “Hosto” had donated the dimes of Trazegnies to the abbey of Floreffe, but that he had unrightfully claimed them, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “Theodericus de Gocileis, Godefridus de Tuin, Egidius de Roenia, Johannes de Goe, Walterus et Ywannus de Roenia, Bernardus de Melench” (W1704) Clarembaldus de Altaripa ... Nicholaus de Condato, Sigerus de Danpierre, Walterus de Marbaiz, Jacobus de Orbaiz, Arnulphus de Morelmeiz, Theodericus de Birbaiz, Godefridus de Tuin, Simon de Mosain, Renardus de Strepi” are witness in a charter by copunt Baldwin of Hainaut for the chapter of st. Peters at Namur dated 1198 (W2931) Theodericus de Bierbeke” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II dated 12-1-1201


(W7922).


Godfried, “homines mei ... Godefridus de Birbais” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant relates how “Willelmus de Dongelberc et Oda uxor eius et eorum filia Elyzabeth” donated part of a forest in “parrochia Oprimbais” to the abbey of Villers and that after the death of Willem “relicta eius Oda et filia eius Elyzabeth” donated the other parts in the same parish “uidelicet in Euerardno et Wandriberchno consensu et auxilio Gerardi uiri eiusdem Ode”, witnessed by “nobilium uirorum Fastredi de Bonleir et Godefridi de Birbais”. Afterwards “mulier quedam Claritia nomine de Sarto ancilla” donated het allodium “in parrochia Torumbais” trough the hands of “dominarum suarum Ode scilicet et filie eius Elyzabeth” to the abbey of Villers, and also all of her heritage in “uilla Cooelmont” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmunt et Gerardi de Hugart”. This is followed by a small donation by “Ansoldus de Perweiz” and lastly it is related that “Alardus rap maritus prefate Elyzabeth” claimed the heritage of Claritia but now repented, and denounced all rights to it. All in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1194, witnessed by “Godefridi de Calmunt, Heinrici de Getha, Arnoldi dapiferi, Arnoldi de Walahem, Godefridi castellani, Gozelini de Hyscha, Godefridi uillici, Walteri de Noua Uilla, Willelmi de Walehem, Franconis de Gemblus, Franconis de Holar” (W195)


Alardus, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations by “dominus Leonius ... filio suo Iwanus miles” to the abbey of Jette in a charter dated before 1172, witnessed by “Alardus de Birbeek, Arnoldus stroisele, Henricus Hagene, Gerelmus, Daniel de Hische, Michael, Simon” (W3452)


Vassals:

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  1. Willem, Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196)

  2. Symon, Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196)

  3. Alard, Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196)


Henry, maior, “Ego Wilhelmus et ego Gherardus fundatores ecclesie de Birbais” declare that “Henricus eiusdem uille scoltetus assensu nostro et coniugis sue Ligardis” donates his part of “uilla de Willenbrengis” to the abbey of Villers and goods “prope uillam de Rode” that he holds in fief of “Walthero de Birbais” to the chapter of Birbais, in a charter dated before 1197 (W200)


1.5 Group van Kraainem – Zaventem - Nossegem


This group of 3 families is brought together here because of their geographical proximity and the common occurence of the name Lambert in the eldest known generations, which might suggest a commen descendance. Especially the Kraainem family seems to have been very important. They were related by marriage to the illustrious family van Aa, and seem to have been closely connected to the family van Grimbergen, in whomes charters they often act as witnesses (possibly as vassals). However they were clearly loyal to the counts of Leuven in whoms charters they appear as witnesses numerous times.


Kraainem is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, situated upon the Woluwe.


Lambert (1110-1133), “Lamberti de Crahengem” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472). “Lambertus de Crahinhem” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W1429). “Lambertus de Crahen” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “Lambertus de Craienhem” is witness as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798). “Lamberti de Crainhem” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036) “Lambertus de Craienhem” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244). “Lambertus de Crainhem” is witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946). “Lambertus de Crainhem” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037). “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662)

  1. Wouter (1138-1161) X NN van Anderlecht, “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662) A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Walterus de Craynhem” (W1955). A charter dated 1139 by the bishop of Kamerijk confirms the donation of goods in Morslo” by “Galterus de Crahinem uir liberalis” to the abbey of Park in Leuven (W7601). “nobilium meorum ... Walteri de Crahehem” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627). “Domina Berta de Anderlecht” donates 32 boenders land between Wolsem and Groot Bijgaarden to the abbey of Groot bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1143, assisted by her three sons “Gerardo scilicet Willelmo et Arnulfo” and two sons in law “Waltero scilicet de Crainhem et Oliuero de Gest” and the husband of her sister “Herardo de Hindingem” among the further witnesses are “Rotardus de Wensenbec, Sygerus de Rosmale, Franco lupus, Iohannes de Larbeke et frater eius Gisikenus, Meinardus de Bruxella, Euerwinus de Scarenbeke, Ingelbertus hebe, Franco pincerna, Gozuinus dubbinc, Herzo camerarius”, to avoid any later quarrel “dominus Leonius cum filliis suis, Bernerus de Morcella cum filliis suis, Gerardus de Sottengem cum filliis suis” renounce all their rights in these allodio, and promise never to oppose the donation (W1964) “Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Walterus de Crainem Rabodo frater eius” are witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Walteri Rabodonis de Cragenhem” are witnesses in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). Gualterus de Crainham frater eius Rabodus” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293).“filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (W4054). A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that “Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that “Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). The bishop of Liege confirms the transfer by the abbey of Middelburg to the abbey of Park of “curiam suam que est in parochia de Werchtra per donationem Arnoldi comitis de Arscoth fratrumque suorum Godefridi et Reineri archidiaconi, Galteri quoque Bertoldi et fratrum suorum Gerardi et Arnoldi prepositi”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Henricus de Landen, Macharius de Kisenkhem, Walterus de Crainem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Balduinus de Meldert, Lambertus de Hoi” (W4048) “Sygerus de Walierra, Willelmus et Gerardus fratres de Dungelberg, Hugo et Gosuinus filius eius de Andegem, Walterus de Craigem, Lambertus de Notegem, Gosuinus castelannus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Villers, dated 1158. (W166) homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083) “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716)

    1. Daniel (1165-1196), “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097), “Engelramus” donates goods in “Sulman” and “Arengis” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1165, witnessed by “Alexander, Gerardus de Benchem, Sygerus de Uuauere, Danihel de Craenhem” (W4098) “Ego Gerardus Grimbergensis” declares that “Gillelmus de Eppengem ... assientibus coniuge sua Hildegarde et filia sua Elizabet” donated to the abbey of Grimbergen where he now was buried, and confirms the donation together with “dominus Walterus Bertoldus frater meus” in a charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Godefridi ducis Lotharingie, Danielis de Craiengem, Gerardi de Wolferthem, Rabodi diaboli, Rabodi et Walteri de Rumste, Arnoldi de Eppengem, Arnoldi brusc, Liborii, Tiscelini, Walteri, Amelrici de Grimbergis” (W4121) . Also see the Siger and the struggle about his inheritance. “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) homines mei ... Daniel de Crahem” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Daniel et Arnoldus de Craienhem” (ONB 83) A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1196 tells how “Sygerus ... homo liber de Craynem” gave all his patrimony in Kraainem and “apud Scillam” to the abbey and became a monk there. At the same time “Daniel autem de Craynem filius Walteri patrui iamdicti Zigeri” confirmed to preserve no rights in these goods. 12 years later a lot of controversy had arisen over the goods between Daniel and the monks, and Daniel once again renounced his rights, this time with a detailed description of the controversial goods: a fifth part of “ville que dicitur Scilla” including all rights and lands, used and unused, and everythind included in the allodium of this village, divided an undivided. Further, 15 bonnaria where Zeger and his parents had had their “domus” adjectent to Kraainem. (W1822)

    2. Reinier ruschebusc (1173-1194), “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869) “Reinerus de Craienhem et Willelmus frater eius” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). “de nobilibus Egidius de Duras et Peter frater eius, Willelmus de Birbais, Godefridus et Walterus frater eius et Renerus russebosch, de familia Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleheim, Alardus rape” witness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Viller abbey dated 1184. (W188) “Walteri de Sottengem” donates “terre allodii sui in parrochia de Dilbeca” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1188, witnessed by “Gozuinus de Lewe, Gisellinus filius eius, Giselinus lir, ..., Theodericus duuel, Gozuinus kunuc, ..., Hugo de Beuerna, Remboldus de Olbeca” after wich problems arose with “Oliuero” who also had rights to this good, and was put in ban, witnessed by “Wilhelmus de Crainem, Reynerus de Crainem” (W1800) Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767) “dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) homines mei ... Reinerus ruscebosc” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742)

    3. Willem (1168-1191) X Hildegarde, Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889)Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869) Reinerus de Craienhem et Willelmus frater eius” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). “Walteri de Sottengem” donates “terre allodii sui in parrochia de Dilbeca” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1188, witnessed by “Gozuinus de Lewe, Gisellinus filius eius, Giselinus lir, ..., Theodericus duuel, Gozuinus kunuc, ..., Hugo de Beuerna, Remboldus de Olbeca” after wich problems arose with “Oliuero” who also had rights to this good, and was put in ban, witnessed by “Wilhelmus de Crainem, Reynerus de Crainem” (W1800) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001)

  2. Raboud (1145-1176), “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662) Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Walterus de Crainem Rabodo frater eius” are witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Walteri Rabodonis de Cragenhem” are witnesses in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). Gualterus de Crainham frater eius Rabodus” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) A charter by the bischop of Cambrai for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1155 mentions “Dominus autem Walterus drauoekenbart fundator ecclesiae Grimbergensis ... Gerardus filius eius, and that in 1149 “Walterus de Meldbuic vir ingenuus” donated his allodium in “Hembec”, witnessed by “Walterus Bertold, Gerardus frater eius aduocati eius ecclesiae, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainhem, Gerardus de Woluerhem”, and that “Walterus de Comparsunt frater uxoris praefati Walteri de Meldbruc qui et ipse vir ingenuus” donated his allodium “in Amelrengem”, witnessed by “Walterus berthord et Gerardus aduocati supradictae ecclesiae, Walterus, Antonius et Arnoldus de Meldbruc, Walterus et Rabbado de Crainhem, Gerardus de Wolturhem, Alardus de Beinghem, Gerardus de Menza” and that Rothardus quidam miles ... filio suo paruulo Gerardo” donated, witnessed by “Bernerius de Ossela, Albertus de Amelrengem” and that Walterus de Eglergem donated” (W7811). “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” “Giselberti et Rabodonis militum de Crainem, Franconis de Lis” are witness in a charter for the abbey of St. Michiels at Antwerp dated before 1176. (W3089) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)

    1. Siger (1152-1185), “Sigerus de Craiinem” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917). Duke Godfrey III confirms the donations made by “Sigerus de Crainhem” upon his entrance as monk in the Affligem abbey of goods in Crainhem” and “Scille”, held in part of “Walterus de A” in a charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Walterus de a, Godefridus de Hardigsem, Gozwinus de Lewe, Henricus de Papierote, Franco clutigh de Bruesella, Ywanus de Lewe, Goderidus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Dechelpole” (W1869) A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1196 tells how “Sygerus ... homo liber de Craynem” gave all his patrimony in Kraainem and “apud Scillam” to the abbey and became a monk there. At the same time “Daniel autem de Craynem filius Walteri patrui iamdicti Zigeri” confirmed to preserve no rights in these goods. 12 years later a lot of controversy had arisen over the goods between Daniel and the monks, and Daniel once again renounced his rights, this time with a detailed description of the controversial goods: a fifth part of “ville que dicitur Scilla” including all rights and lands, used and unused, and everythind included in the allodium of this village, divided an undivided. Further, 15 bonnaria where Zeger and his parents had had their “domus” adjectent to Kraainem. (W1822)

    2. Raboud (1185), In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)

      1. Wouter (1185), In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)



Arnold, The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Daniel et Arnoldus de Craienhem” (ONB 83). “Arnulfus de Crainem” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831).


Henricus de ruskenbruc, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)


Giselbert, “Giselberti et Rabodonis militum de Crainem, Franconis de Lis” are witness in a charter for the abbey of St. Michiels at Antwerp dated before 1176. (W3089)


Zaventem is a part of the municipality Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant.


Lambert, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795), “Lambertus de Sauentem” witnessed the donation of a property to the abbey of Waver by duke Godfrey I of Brabant in a charter dated 1132 (W1945). This might be the same as Lambertus van Kraainem, given that the latter is witness in numerous of Duke Godfreys charters, with the exception of this. A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by Lambertus de Sauenthen” (W1955). “Lambertus de Sauenten” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929)

  1. Daniel, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795)


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  1. Giselbert, “Giselbertus de Sauenten” is witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100)Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981)

  2. Lambert, Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977)Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100) “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981)


Gosuinus pols, “domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199). “Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gosuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890) Franco Lupus, Gosuinus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bichardis, Arnoldus camerarius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1172 (W3672) “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917). “Elisabeth” donates “allodium in territorio de Cortenbeke in uico qui dicitur Lendlengem” to the abbey of Grimbergen, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191, witnessed by “de Strumbecca Paridanus, miles Willelmus de Alneto, Wichmannus domesdach, Adam et Willelmus praefate Elizabet cognati”, also confirming a donation witnessed by “Franco Lupus, Gozewinus de Sauentem, Arnoldus de Bigardis, Arnoldus camerarius” (W4123) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001)


Gocelinus, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091) “Goscelmus de Sauenthen” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)


Tyezelinus, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795)


Nossegem is a part of the municipality Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant


Herman, “Herimannus de Nothengem” is named as “coheredes” of the van Herent family in a charter dated 1140 (W1958)


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  1. Lambert, “Lamberti de Nothengem et fratrum eius Ingelberti de atrio Gozuini Godefridi item Gozuini nepotis eius” are named in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929) “Lambertus de Notengem” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) “Sygerus de Walierra, Willelmus et Gerardus fratres de Dungelberg, Hugo et Gosuinus filius eius de Andegem, Walterus de Craigem, Lambertus de Notegem, Gosuinus castelannus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Villers, dated 1158. (W166) “Ego Ingorannus de Orbaiz” declares that “Wicardus de Torembaiz, Gozuinus de Turninis, Mathildis de Lerinis omnes hii cum liberis suis” donate the church of “Torembaiz Sancti Trudonis” to the abbey of Bonne Esperance. They hold the church in fief of “Gozuinus uidelicet de Hauerec, Lambertus de Notengien” who hold it in fief of Ingelran, in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Matheus et Ernulfus de Perueiz fratres, Gerardus de Ruez, Gualtheres de Glimenes, Ernulfus de Bossut, Godefridus et Fastredus de Caluo Monte fratres, omnes milites et liberi homines” (W7691)

  2. Engelbert, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921) “Ingelbertus de Atrio” is witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Franconis Castellani, Ingelberti de atrio, Heinrici pedagogi, Franconis Bolen, Alberti scoiart, Godfridi de Ualle, Heinrici de Stallo” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated after 1-10-1159”

  3. Goeswijn, “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969)

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  5. Henrick, “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) Henrick, “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917).

  6. Wouter, “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969)


Franco, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921) “Francone de atrio” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1151 (W1846)



1.6 Van Kiezegem


Kiezegem is part of the municipality Tielt, Vlaams-Brabant.


Koenraad, “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716)

  1. Anselm, “Arnulphus [Grimbergensis], Henricus de Gathe, Benedictus, decanus sancti Iohannis; nobiles viri: Goz[uinus de Falcon]is Monte, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kisi[nc]hem, Godescalcus [de Gelmela, W]illelmus de Hesbenne” are witness as “Bernerus de Riseberga” donates his allodium at “Esschen” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1158/1159. (ONB 910), “Anselmus de Kisinken” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59). “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585) “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of “Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)

  2. Wouter, “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716)


Macharius, “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka“ (W4053). “Reinerus de Gaca, Macharius de Kisengem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Ingelbertus de Mensela, Henricus et Franco fratres de Baltersem, Henricus magtoig, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Park abbey dated 1156 (W4046). Seperate donations by “Conradus et Emilius fratres de Disten cum uxoribus et liberis suis ... Sigerus ... filii quoque Giselberti baucari de Testel ... filii quoque Gocelmi de Herenth” of goods in “Testel en Meszelbuch” are confirmed by duke Godfrey III of Brabant in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “de liberis Sigerus de Uuavera, Henricus de Landinus, Macharius de Kisenkim, de familia nostra Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Helberga, Henricus pedagogus, Gerardus molendinarius, Herzo grendel, Symon grendel, Johannes de sancta gertruda” (W3676) The bishop of Liege confirms the transfer by the abbey of Middelburg to the abbey of Park of “curiam suam que est in parochia de Werchtra per donationem Arnoldi comitis de Arscoth fratrumque suorum Godefridi et Reineri archidiaconi, Galteri quoque Bertoldi et fratrum suorum Gerardi et Arnoldi prepositi”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Henricus de Landen, Macharius de Kisenkhem, Walterus de Crainem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Balduinus de Meldert, Lambertus de Hoi” (W4048) “Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671)



1.7 Van Bunsbeek


Bunsbeek is part of the municipality Glabbeek, Vlaams-Brabant, it's situated on the Velp.


Wouter [1125-1147] X Geila, “Walterus de Bunsbecce Philippus nepos eius” are witness as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798) His wife was a close relative (sister?) of Mathilde, the wife of Diederik of Acosse, ab 1136/1139 (W3278) “Willelmus de Birbaico” donates a 4th part of the church of “Bunsbeke, after wich “domina Juliana eiusque filii” also donate a 4th part, and “inter dominum Walterum de Bunsbeke et Richardum” donate a 4th part of the other half of the curch. Willem also adds goods “apud Linsmeal”, “apud Budinges”, “apud Fleppiam” and in “Mollendal”. Furthermore “Anselmus de Aurendor donates a 3d of the church of “Glabeka” and goods “apud Aterode”, for the “anima Heinrici de Mariles” land is donated “apud Nodoweis”, and “Radulphus de Yscha” donates goos “apud Pellines”, and “Beatrix de Gest” donates a mansion in the same place, all in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1145/1164. (W4089). “Milo de Uirue militaris homo assensu uxoris sue Giele et filiorum suorum” donates his goods in “villa que appelatur Gunheriis” to the abbey of Mont-Cornillon, witnessed by “Willelmus miles de Peis liber homo, Godefridus miles de Florinis liber homo, Walterus miles de La Peuriere dapifer comitis de Mons tunc temporis castellanus de Cymaco existerns, Milo de Uirue miles, Walterus de Sancto Medardo miles et filii eius milites, Wedericus miles filius Adelaidis, Wedericus miles de Cymaco”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1147, witnessed by “Johannes de Fein, de liberis vero hominibus Rogerus de Thuin, Radulphus de Racurth, Anselmus de Hatin, Arnulphus de Thiel, Symon de Thimion, Walterus de Bonesbeches, Wedericus de Prato et filii eius Lambertus et Theodericus, Arnulphus de Hoyo, Johannes de Lez. (W1149)


Richard, “Willelmus de Birbaico” donates a 4th part of the church of “Bunsbeke, after wich “domina Juliana eiusque filii” also donate a 4th part, and inter dominum Walterum de Bunsbeke et Richardum” donate a 4th part of the other half of the curch. Willem also adds goods “apud Linsmeal”, “apud Budinges”, “apud Fleppiam” and in “Mollendal”. Furthermore “Anselmus de Aurendor donates a 3d of the church of “Glabeka” and goods “apud Aterode”, for the “anima Heinrici de Mariles” land is donated “apud Nodoweis”, and “Radulphus de Yscha” donates goos “apud Pellines”, and “Beatrix de Gest” donates a mansion in the same place, all in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1145/1164. (W4089).


Filips, “Walterus de Bunsbecce Philippus nepos eius” are witness as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798)


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  1. Henrick, Sigerus de Wauera” donates “uicum nomine Somaniam” to the abbey of Heylissem, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1154, witnessed by “nobiles etiam uiri Eustachius Hasbaniensis aduocatus, Erfo de Calmont, Teodericus de Argenteal, Thomas de Gest, Heinricus frater eius, Bonefacius de Bren, Henricus de Bunsbech, de familia sancti Lamberti Wedericus de Prato, Arnulfus de Hoio (W3673). “Arnulphus [Grimbergensis], Henricus de Gathe, Benedictus, decanus sancti Iohannis; nobiles viri: Goz[uinus de Falcon]is Monte, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kisi[nc]hem, Godescalcus [de Gelmela, W]illelmus de Hesbenne” are witness as “Bernerus de Riseberga” donates his allodium at “Esschen” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1158/1159. (ONB 910). Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Helwidis nobilis mulier et filii eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clementia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Gerardus, Amicus et eorum sorores Hildegardis, Helwidis” donate “ecclesiam de Dieste, of wich also “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus, Helwidis de Bekenuort, uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi, et Godeschalchus frater Ide”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1163, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Grimbergen, ..., nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunsbekes, Arnulphus de Dieste, Arnulphus de Gingleheim, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godeschalchus de Gelmela, Guillelmus de Hesbenna, Anselmus de Kisenkheim, de familia Sancti Lamberti Teodericus de Prato, Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Oies, Arnulphus de Hoio” (W1585)Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1166 the donation by “Helewigis matrona nobilis et filii ipsius Arnoldus, Gerardus et Amicus et Clementia uxor prediciti Arnoldi et soror prediciti Arnoldi Hildewara et Helewigus et alii eorum participes Bonefatius de Maruires, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus, Helewigus de Beckenuorte uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” of “ecclesiam de Dieste que iuris eorum erat” to the abbey of Tongerlo is confirmed, wich apperently happened in the past, the present charter being witnessed by “Arnulfus Grinbergensis, ... nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Loduwicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Heinricus de Bunesbeke, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnulfus de Ginglehem, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbenne, Anselmus de Kisinchem, de familia sancti Lamberti “Teodericus de Prato, Wirricus frater eius, Heinricus de Oies, Arnulfus de Hoio” (W1727) “nobilis matrona nomine Geila cum filio suo Lamberto” donate the 4th part of the dimes of “uilla de Flemala” and half of their allodia to the Hospitalknights also mentioning “Lamberto militi de Momala et Godefridi fratri eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1173, witnessed by “liberi homines Ludouicus aduocatus et Eustachius frater eius, Wilelmus de Dongleber, Reinerus de Jacia, Ludouicus de Tidebeke et Wedericus frater eius, Gislebertus de Leuues, Heinricus de Bunebeke et Petrus frater eius, Fastradus de Hesbines, Alexander de Helicines, Godefridus de Hokedor, Gerardus de Dupei, Cuno de Altaripa, Theodericus de Huten, Wigerus de Tilh, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus et Wedericus frater eius, Godefridus de Hoseumonte et Boddo frater eius, Reinerus de Hodege, Thomas de Hemiricurte et Heinricus frater eius, Libertus de Leschi et frater eius Fastradus, Bonefacius de Lemborch, Lambertus de Fractoponte” (W2534) “Heluuigis nobilis mulier et filius eius Arnoldus cum uxore sua Clemencia et eiusdem Arnoldi fratres Amicus et Gerardus et eorumdem sorores Hildewara et Heleuigis” had donated the church of “Dieste” along with 4 houses and half a mill to the abbey of Tongerlo, after wich “nobiles uiri Bonefacius uidelicet de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmala, Wilelmus, Helewigis de Bekenuorth uxor Gerardi, Ida soror eiusdem Gerardi et Godescalcus frater Ide” donate all their rights in the church to the same abbey, and a house and a quarter of the same mill” according to a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1183, that also lists the witnesses of the original donation made in the time of his predecessors, among the clerics : “Arnulphis de Grintbergis”, “nobiles uiri Gozuinus de Falconis Monte, Lodeuicus aduocatus Hasbanie, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Arnoldus de Dieste, Arnoldus de Genglehem, Lodewicus de Timbeche, Bonefacius de Mariules, Godescalcus de Gelmela, Wilelmus de Hesbinna, Anselmus de Kisinchen, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Henricus de Hoies, Arnoldus de Hoio”, witness of the actual charter are “Petrus de Momala, Balduinus de Landenes, Johannes de Colonia, Henricus de Dunglebert, ... nobiles uiri Godefridus dux Lotharingie et aduocatus Habsanie, Clarebaldus de Alta Ripa, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius, Warnerus de Niuella, Fastraldus de Dunmartin et Bretunnus frater eius” (W1183)

  2. Peter, “nobilis matrona nomine Geila cum filio suo Lamberto” donate the 4th part of the dimes of “uilla de Flemala” and half of their allodia to the Hospitalknights also mentioning “Lamberto militi de Momala et Godefridi fratri eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1173, witnessed by “liberi homines Ludouicus aduocatus et Eustachius frater eius, Wilelmus de Dongleber, Reinerus de Jacia, Ludouicus de Tidebeke et Wedericus frater eius, Gislebertus de Leuues, Heinricus de Bunebeke et Petrus frater eius, Fastradus de Hesbines, Alexander de Helicines, Godefridus de Hokedor, Gerardus de Dupei, Cuno de Altaripa, Theodericus de Huten, Wigerus de Tilh, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus et Wedericus frater eius, Godefridus de Hoseumonte et Boddo frater eius, Reinerus de Hodege, Thomas de Hemiricurte et Heinricus frater eius, Libertus de Leschi et frater eius Fastradus, Bonefacius de Lemborch, Lambertus de Fractoponte” (W2534) “Petrus de Bunesbeche” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765).


2. Vassals of the counts of Leuven




3 Ministeriales of the counts of Leuven


The following families are mentioned in 12the century sources as being part of the “familia” of the counts of Leuven.




Some villages after wich families of ministeriales are named. (in red important places)



3.1 van Heverlee


Heverlee is a village south of Leuven along the river Dijle. Together with Oud-Heverlee it was held in fief by the family of Heverlee, who also had possesions in the nearby Egenhoven. They are always called ministeriales of the counts of Leuven, and despite their large possesions seem to have had a low social status.


Classification: famila (1116, 1171), homo ducis (1140), ministeriales (1165, 1168). It is never clarified which function they had in the familia of the dukes.

Possesions: -

Vassalage: they were vassals of the counts of Leuven


Goeswijn van Leuven or Heverlee (1111-1131) X Riscina, there is no doubt that the persons names Goeswijn van Leuven and van Heverlee are in fact the same person, as they never appear together, and both have a son Reinier. The “van Leuven” name is remarkable, but they were propably not part of this family, as they belonged to the class of “ministeriales”, they did however posses large dominions south of Leuven, maybe they formed a bastard branch. No mention is ever made of a familyconnection between them en the counts of Leuven. “Gozuinus de Louanio” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “de familia Gothuinus de Louanio” is witness in a charter dated 16-11-1116 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the abbey of Gembloux. (W1434) “Gozuinus de Louanio Reynerus filius eius” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) “Gozwinus de Heuerle et Reynerus filius eius” are witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919) “Goscewini de Heuerle” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036). “Gozuinus de Louanio” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244). “Gothuinus de Louanio” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the Gembloux abbey dated 1131 (W1472). “Gosuinus de Everla” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037).

Son:

  1. Reynerus (1121-1143/6), “Gozuinus de Louanio Reynerus filius eius” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793), “Gozwinus de Heuerle et Reynerus filius eius” are witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Reynerus de Hauera” (W1955). “homines ducis ... Reinerus de Hauerlah” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the St. Peters church of Leuven dated 1140 (W4031). He gave a charter dated 1142/1154 in wich he donates property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey “pro anima patris mei Gosuini et matris mei Riscinis”, confirmed by duke Godfrey III as advocate of the abbey (W4049). Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1146 (W1670). “Rodulphus bockart” donated what they held in fief of “de Heurla a Gorewino et patre suo Reynero” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Gerardus de Huldebergis, Iohannes de Sancta Gertrude, Gerardus Mulro, Herro Grendel, Rodulfus de ---” (W1969) Sigerus de Waura, Gilbertus de Calmont, Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Holthem, Reinerus de Heuerle, Henricus Snepart, Herzo cocus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated before 1166 (11713).

    1. Goeswijn (1154-1174), “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078). “Rodulphus bockart” donated what they held in fief of “de Heurla a Gorewino et patre suo Reynero” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Gerardus de Huldebergis, Iohannes de Sancta Gertrude, Gerardus Mulro, Herro Grendel, Rodulfus de ---” (W1969) “Reinerus de Gaca, Macharius de Kisengem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Ingelbertus de Mensela, Henricus et Franco fratres de Baltersem, Henricus magtoig, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Park abbey dated 1156 (W4046). “Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rambaldus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051) “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, Everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Engelbertus de Scotes” dontates his allodium in “Scotis” to the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1160/61, witnessed by “Godefridus de Breda et Henricus frater eius, Willelmus de Dunglebert et Gerardus frater eius, Gerardus de Marbas, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais, Gosuinus de Hauerech, Henricus magchoc, Gerardus tacon, Firmianus. (W169). “Gerardi, Henrici de Watermale, Henrici Magetoge, Godenoi, Alberti Scoiart, Henrici monetarii, Walter de Wanblinis, Leoni qui et Pollar, Ingelberti de Atrio, Ingelberti de Domo, Berneri” sign a charter by duke Godfrey III for the knights templar dated 1162. (W2942) “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097) “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085) Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004) “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) “Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in “Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) “Ego Ingorannus de Orbaiz” declares that “Wicardus de Torembaiz, Gozuinus de Turninis, Mathildis de Lerinis omnes hii cum liberis suis” donate the church of “Torembaiz Sancti Trudonis” to the abbey of Bonne Esperance. They hold the church in fief of “Gozuinus uidelicet de Hauerec, Lambertus de Notengien” who hold it in fief of Ingelran, in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Matheus et Ernulfus de Perueiz fratres, Gerardus de Ruez, Gualtheres de Glimenes, Ernulfus de Bossut, Godefridus et Fastredus de Caluo Monte fratres, omnes milites et liberi homines” (W7691) “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “comes Gilis de Duraz ... Alardum rape” donate goods in “Meylem” to the abbey of Averbode, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1174, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dungleberh, Manasses de Prele, Willelmus, Arnoldus dapifer, Gozwinus de Hauerle, Walterus de Holthem, Arnoldus rape et frater suus Lambertus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” (W3664) “Arnoldus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Riczo et Walterus fratres de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Hugo magister, Michael, Henricus de Stalle” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1174 (W1984) “militum Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii ejus, Gozuini de Heuerle, Galteri de Holtem, Willelmi de Berchem” are witness in charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the chapter of Lier, dated ab. 1174 (W7541). “Engelrandus de Orbais, Henricus de Lacio, Gerardus de Turninis, Gothuinus de Haurel, Franco uillicus Gemblacensis et Walterus frater eius, Guillelmus de Bredinis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the city of Mont St. Guibert, dated ab. 1180. (W1756)


Zeger (1151-1163) “Sigerus de heuerla” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Park abbey dated 1151 (W4052). “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078). “Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rambaldus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051) “Leonis de Brusella, Euerardi de Roauia, Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio, Sigeri de Heuerla, Alstani Gir, Euerardi de Nerischa, Henrici de Netenes, Reinboldi uorbuc, Iohannis de Tumbeka, Arnoldi regis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated 1163. (W1878)


Rambold v Heverlee, “Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rambaldus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051)


Reinier, “de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) “Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) “Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511). “homines mei ... Reinerus de Haurets” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742)


3.2 van Rotselaar (van Oppendorp)


Rotselaar is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, situated on the river Dijle. It was located on the border between the margraviate Antwerp and the county Leuven. The counts of Leuven as well as the counts of Aarschot and the family van Grimbergen/Berthout had rights in this region, leading to an unclear feudal situation, that probably evolved troughout the 12th century. (cfr. “De machtsverhoudingen in het samenvloeiingsgebied van Demer en Dijle en de vorming van het “Land” van Rotselaar, 1120-1400”, by Bart Minnen, in HAGOK). As apparent in the following text the family was originally called “van Oppendorp”, after a burrough in Leuven, explaining their important role in the household of the counts of Leuven troughout the 12th century. Only in 1154 the name “van Rotselaar” is used for the first time, so it is unclear when and how they settled there. Very close to Rotselaar a second important family of ministeriales of the counts was located in Wezemaal from the end of the 12th century on, altough they used the same leitname “Arnold”, nothing is known of a family connection.


N.N., sons:

  1. Wouter (1129-1138), “Arnulfi dapiferi et fratrum suorum Willelmi et Walteri” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036) “Arnulfus dapifer et Walterus frater eius” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 11-4-1138 for the abbey of Reims. (W5659).

  2. Willem (1128), “Arnulfi dapiferi et fratrum suorum Willelmi et Walteri” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036) “Sigerus de Wauera et Godefridus frater eius cognomento Sinagogus et Heinricus de Wauera” donate to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated 1136, wintessed by Girardus de Landenis, Erpho de Calmunt, Henricus de Birbais et frater eius Willelmus, Heinricus de Iandrinul filius supradicti Heinricus, Willelmus dopendorp” (W1954)

  3. Arnulf (1107-1140), “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). “Arnulfus dapifer” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “de familia ... Arnulfus dapifer” is witness in a charter dated 16-11-1116 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the abbey of Gembloux. (W1434). “Arnulfus dapifer” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793) “Arnulfus dapifer” are witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919) “Arnulfi dapiferi et fratrum suorum Willelmi et Walteri” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036) Arnoldus dapifer et Razo dapifer” are witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244). “Arnulfi dapiferi de Louanio” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696). Arnulfus dapifer et Walterus frater eius” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 11-4-1138 for the abbey of Reims. (W5659). “Arnoldus dapifer” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 (W4610). “homines ducis ... Arnoldus dapifer” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the St. Peters church of Leuven dated 1140 (W4031). “homines ducis ... Arnoldus dapifer” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the hospital of Leuven dated 1140 (W3772).

    1. Arnulf, look below

    2. Godfried (1145-1165), “Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Arnoldus dapifer, Renzo de Tildunc” were witness at a donation to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp that is confirmed in a charter by the bishop of Cambrai dated 1145 (W3073) “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Arnulfus dapifer Godefridus frater eius” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670). “Reynero de Hodenhem et Symon frater filius” donated goods they held in fief of duke Godfrey III of Brabant in “Molenbaice” to the abby of Vlierbeer in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnoldo dapifero, Reynrone de Thildunc, Godefrido fratre dapiferi, Gerardo de Huldebergis, Alardo rapo, Gerardo mulro, Herrone grendel, Iohanne de sancta Gertrude. (W1969) homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) “Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083) “Gerardi, Henrici de Watermale, Henrici Magetoge, Godenoi, Alberti Scoiart, Henrici monetarii, Walter de Wanblinis, Leoni qui et Pollar, Ingelberti de Atrio, Ingelberti de Domo, Berneri” sign a charter by duke Godfrey III for the knights templar dated 1162. (W2942) “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus frater eius, Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096) “Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097)


Arnulf (1145-1178), “Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Arnulfus dapifer” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Arnulfi dapiferi” signed a charter where “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153. (W1939). “fideles scilicet barones et homines meos ... Arnoldum dapiferum” witnessed a charter dated 1142/1154 in wich Reinier van Heverlee donates property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey, confirmed by duke Godfrey III as advocate of the abbey (W4049). “Arnulfus dapifer Godefridus frater eius” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). Arnold, A charter by emperor Frederic I for the abbey of Park dated 1154 is witnessed by “Teodericus comes de Cleua, ..., Albertus comes de Monte et filius eius Euerardus, ..., Henricus comes de Arnesberga, Sifridus comes de Vianna, Hermannus de Kuch, Marcuuardus de Gronbac, Gerardus de Grintbegen, Arnoldus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Daniel de Orten, Henricus de Wilzela” (W3622) “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) Giselbertum et Philippum et Columbanum filios Wibodonis et eorum coheredes” donate 12 8ths of the villa Zandvliet to the abbey of St Michiels in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus cloting, Reinso de Tildonc, Herso grendele, Simon grendele, Raduardus titgots, Henricus pedagogus” (W3080) Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Anselmi de Auendoren” donated to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenbergh, Henricus pedagogus, Walewainud de Lewe et Theodoricus frater eius” (W4050) “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1155, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka(W4053). Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). “Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670). “Reynero de Hodenhem et Symon frater filius” donated goods they held in fief of duke Godfrey III of Brabant in “Molenbaice” to the abby of Vlierbeer in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnoldo dapifero, Reynrone de Thildunc, Godefrido fratre dapiferi, Gerardo de Huldebergis, Alardo rapo, Gerardo mulro, Herrone grendel, Iohanne de sancta Gertrude. (W1969) Alardus cognomento paruus” donated a mansion in Vlierbeek to the abbey of Vlierbeek “consiente fratre suo Gozuino”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnulfus dapifer, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Henricus hawa, Gozuinus clibbinc” (W1969) homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051) a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1160 states that thirty years before “Franco castellanus senior” donated an allodium in “Oldrengem” but that it was afterwards held by “filiis que Franconi et Heinrico reliquerat filiam Heinrici Idam heredem ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda” who now donated it again, witnessed by “Arnulfi auunculi Ide, Arnulfi dapiferi de Oppenthorp, Reinzonis de Tieldunc, Heinrici snepart, Gerardi de Hildeberge, Heinrici pedagogi, Gosceuuini de Euersberc, Sieri et Gosceuuini” (W2081) “Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083) “Gerardi, Henrici de Watermale, Henrici Magetoge, Godenoi, Alberti Scoiart, Henrici monetarii, Walter de Wanblinis, Leoni qui et Pollar, Ingelberti de Atrio, Ingelberti de Domo, Berneri” sign a charter by duke Godfrey III for the knights templar dated 1162. (W2942) “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) “Ebalus nobilis homo filius Henrici et Juliane de Birbais” donates a 4th part of the allodium of “Linsmeal” to the abbey of Laon were he becomes a monk, approved by “Juliana mater Henricus atque Jwanus fratres et Gisla soros eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1164, witnessed by “liberi homines Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Alexander de Helencinis, Willelmus frater eius, Arnulphus dapifer ducis Godefridus frater eius, Henricus de Batershem, Sygerus frater eius, Engelbertus de Auendorp (W4096)Ebalus miles et liber homo ... mater prefati Ebali nomine Juliana et fratres eius Henricus et Yuuanus et soror eius Loia ... Alexandri de Helencinis liberi hominis” donate goods in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Laon, dated 1165, witnessed by “liberi homines: Willelmus de Birbais, Gerardus de Dungelberg, Daniel de Crainhem, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Gosuinus de Heuerlh, Alardus de Batersheim et Henricus frater eius, Arnoldus de Thienes” (W4097) Sigerus de Waura, Gilbertus de Calmont, Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Holthem, Reinerus de Heuerle, Henricus Snepart, Herzo cocus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated before 1166 (11713). Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889) Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004). “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) “Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “comes Gilis de Duraz ... Alardum rape” donate goods in “Meylem” to the abbey of Averbode, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1174, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dungleberh, Manasses de Prele, Willelmus, Arnoldus dapifer, Gozwinus de Hauerle, Walterus de Holthem, Arnoldus rape et frater suus Lambertus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” (W3664) “Arnoldus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Riczo et Walterus fratres de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Hugo magister, Michael, Henricus de Stalle” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1174 (W1984) “militum Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii ejus, Gozuini de Heuerle, Galteri de Holtem, Willelmi de Berchem” are witness in charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the chapter of Lier, dated ab. 1174 (W7541). “Henricus de Lewe” donated the guardianship of “allodia sancti Aychadri in parrochia de Lumbecca “ and goods near “Strithem” held in fief of “castellano Brusselense” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1178, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Rotslar dapifer er filius eius Arnoldus” (W2862) “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764)

  1. Arnold, “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” “militum Arnoldi dapiferi et Arnoldi filii ejus, Gozuini de Heuerle, Galteri de Holtem, Willelmi de Berchem” are witness in charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the chapter of Lier, dated ab. 1174 (W7541). “Henricus de Lewe” donated the guardianship of “allodia sancti Aychadri in parrochia de Lumbecca “ and goods near “Strithem” held in fief of “castellano Brusselense” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1178, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Rotslar dapifer er filius eius Arnoldus” (W2862) (W1976). In a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1180 “Arnoldus de Rotselar dapifer” donates a sum to the St. Gummarus chapiter of Lier in memory of “filii sui Arnoldi canonicis in Lira” witnessed by “Henrici de Ischa, Wilhelmi de Lira, Balduini de Maesuoert, Gocelini de Dunc”. (W7522). In a charter dated 1197 the duke of Brabant donates land adjactent to the court of the abbey of Tongerlo to this abbey, and in compensation cedes to “Karolo de Arschot” a portion of his allodia “in Arschot”, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, castellanus Bruxellensis, Sebastianus de Berlar et Salutarius frater eius, Sungerus de Monte, Henricus de Hyldeberche, Henricus de Gestela” (W2009) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Arnoldus de Rotslart” (ONB 83). “Arnoldo dapifero nostro, Arnoldo de Arscot, Willelmo de Gestel, Gerardo de Gorle, magistro Renero de Hocgheemare witnesses as duke Henry I of Brabant donates his parts of the dimes of Berkel to the chapel of Berkel in a charter dated 31/12/1214 (ONB 110).

    1. Arnold, cannunic in Lier



Geldulf, After the death of “Francone de Linden”, his brother donated part of his allodium in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek for his memory, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Heinricus de Linden, Arnulfus de Filfort, Arnulfus filius eius, Eiloldus, Giselbertus filius eius” and for the memory of “Udonis de Linden et uxoris sue” his sons donated part of their lands in “Linden” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156,witnessed by “Geldulfus de Oppendorp, Godefridus de Putte, Iunam de Linden” (W1969) “Symon et Franco fratres et Mathildis mater” donate to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in presence of “Reinrone de Tildunc”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Geldulfus de Oppendorp, Godefridis de Putte, Euerardus de Orbecca” (W1969)


Jan van Rotselaer, Van Heelu records the presence of the heeren “van Kuec, ende van Berlaer, van Hoesdenne, van Rotselaer, van Walheem, ende van Wesemale”, in the defense of Maastricht in the years leading to the battle of Woeringen. (Van Heelu, p.82, specifying it was “her Jan van Rotselaer” on p. 87). Van Heelu records that “her Jan van Rotselaer” died on a journey to Aragon with Duke Jan I (in the years 1280-1288). (Van Heelu, p. 102)


Gerard van Rotselaar, Gerardum dominem de Rotslaer is witness in a charter by duke Jan I dated 21/9/1290 (Van Heelu, p. 534). “van Voslaer Gheraert” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu, and made knight on that occasion (Van Heelu, p.314). Van Heelu also mentions the presence of “her Geraert van Rotselaer” on a different place (Van Heelu, p. 287).


3.3 van Huldenberg


Huldenberg is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant, it's a small village on the river Ijse, a tributary of the river Dijle. The family first appears in 1140, but is very active in the Counts court afterwards.


Gerard, “Gerardus de Hyldeberg” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958). “Gerardus de Hildeberg” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Gerardus de Hildeberga” is witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Gerardo de Hildeberch” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1151 (W1846). “Gerardus de Hullenberg” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Park abbey dated 1151 (W4052). “Gerardus de Hyldeberg” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Gerard de Hyldeberga” signed a charter where “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153. (W1939). “Gerardi de Hildeberga” is witnesses in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Gerardus de Huldeberge” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “filiorum Epponis scilicet Henrici Walteri Onulfi ... matris eorum Aue Arnoldi quoquede Vellepe” donate an allodium in “Hockesele” to the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp, to wich al claim was forfeited by “Euerande de Grauene qui predicti Epponis filiam habuit”, the donatio was enlarged with the twelfth part of “Wispelaer”, donated by “Onulfus conversus filius supradicti Epponis” and by donations by “Gozwini Clotingi ... Alicie de Lis ... Henrici Delbruc ... Marsilii de Winegem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1154, witnessed by “Riczo de Holchem, Walterus et Rabbodo de Crainem, Reinerus et Stephanus de Ghache, Walterus et Gozwinus de Nothegem, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gozwinus et Sygerus de Heuerla, Gerardus de Hildeberge, Henricus magathoc, Alardus et Henricus fratres de Baltresem, Henricus de bruc, Franco de Lis, Herzo grendel (W3078) Giselbertum et Philippum et Columbanum filios Wibodonis et eorum coheredes” donate 12 8ths of the villa Zandvliet to the abbey of St Michiels in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus cloting, Reinso de Tildonc, Herso grendele, Simon grendele, Raduardus titgots, Henricus pedagogus” (W3080) Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) A charter by emperor Frederic I for the abbey of Park dated 1154 is witnessed by “Teodericus comes de Cleua, ..., Albertus comes de Monte et filius eius Euerardus, ..., Henricus comes de Arnesberga, Sifridus comes de Vianna, Hermannus de Kuch, Marcuuardus de Gronbac, Gerardus de Grintbegen, Arnoldus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Daniel de Orten, Henricus de Wilzela” (W3622) “Anselmi de Auendoren” donated to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenbergh, Henricus pedagogus, Walewainud de Lewe et Theodoricus frater eius” (W4050) “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1155, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka(W4053). Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). “Lantbertus de Orbaica” donates his allodium near “Benchem et Orbaicum” to the abbey of Vlierbeek in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1155, witnessed by “Walterus de Meldburch ipsius Lantberti sororis filius Anthonius de Hogardis ... Arnolfus de Filfordis, Arnolfus eius filius, Rotgherus et Hudo de Linden, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Amont de Kerchem, Herro grendel, Seboldus” (W3727) “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) “Reynero de Hodenhem et Symon frater filius” donated goods they held in fief of duke Godfrey III of Brabant in “Molenbaice” to the abby of Vlierbeer in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnoldo dapifero, Reynrone de Thildunc, Godefrido fratre dapiferi, Gerardo de Huldebergis, Alardo rapo, Gerardo mulro, Herrone grendel, Iohanne de sancta Gertrude. (W1969) “Rodulphus bockart” donated what they held in fief of “de Heurla a Gorewino et patre suo Reynero” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Gerardus de Huldebergis, Iohannes de Sancta Gertrude, Gerardus Mulro, Herro Grendel, Rodulfus de ---” (W1969) “Marsilius de Wilsela et frater eius suus Macharius” donate their fiefs in “Wilsele” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reynro de Thildunc, Gozewinus de Holthem, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Herro Grendel, Gerardus Mulro, Zegenboldus” (W1969) Alardus cognomento paruus” donated a mansion in Vlierbeek to the abbey of Vlierbeek “consiente fratre suo Gozuino”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnulfus dapifer, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Henricus hawa, Gozuinus clibbinc” (W1969) liberi homines Loduicus comes de Los, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Eustachius aduocatus, Gozuinus de Falconmont, Loduicus de Dipenbeca, ministeriales Lambertus de Hoy, Arnulfus frater eius, Guiricus de Prato et duo filii eius” are witness in a charter by the bischop of Liege for the Park abbey dated 1156, confirmed by the duke in presence of “Reinerus de Iace, Leonius de Brusella, Anthonius filius eius, Henricus de Adorp, Heinricus pedagogus, Gerardus de Hildeberga” (W1858) Seperate donations by “Conradus et Emilius fratres de Disten cum uxoribus et liberis suis ... Sigerus ... filii quoque Giselberti baucari de Testel ... filii quoque Gocelmi de Herenth” of goods in “Testel en Meszelbuch” are confirmed by duke Godfrey III of Brabant in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “de liberis Sigerus de Uuavera, Henricus de Landinus, Macharius de Kisenkim, de familia nostra Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Helberga, Henricus pedagogus, Gerardus molendinarius, Herzo grendel, Symon grendel, Johannes de sancta gertruda” (W3676) “Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670). Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051) “de familia: Gerardus de Huideberge” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59). “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Razo iunior de Aska, Iwainus de Wolueshem, Alardus hardemisple et coheredes eorum” and “Bernerus quoque de Morcele ... filii eius Iwainus et Daniel” seperatly sell goods to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1160, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Gozuinus de Holthem, Alardus de Baltersem, Henricus magetoge” (W2079) “Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080) A charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1160 states that thirty years before “Franco castellanus senior” donated an allodium in “Oldrengem” but that it was afterwards held by “filiis que Franconi et Heinrico reliquerat filiam Heinrici Idam heredem ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda” who now donated it again, witnessed by “Arnulfi auunculi Ide, Arnulfi dapiferi de Oppenthorp, Reinzonis de Tieldunc, Heinrici snepart, Gerardi de Hildeberge, Heinrici pedagogi, Gosceuuini de Euersberc, Sieri et Gosceuuini” (W2081) “Walteri de Crainhem, Henrici et Iwanni fratrum de Birbecche, Arnoldi de Diest, Arnoldi dapiferi et Godefridi fratris eius, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the St.Michiels abbey of Antwerp dated 1161, after wich “filiorum Goscelini phutin” donate, witnessed by “Godefridi de Breda, Godefridi de Westerle, Arnoldi de Vellepe, Gerardi de Hildeberch, Henrici pedagogi (W3083) A charter by pope Victor IV dated 1162 mentions a donation by “Gerardus de Hildebergha” to the abbey of Park (W5839). “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) “Sigerus de Waura, Gilbertus de Calmont, Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Holthem, Reinerus de Heuerle, Henricus Snepart, Herzo cocus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated before 1166 (11713). “comes Gilis de Duraz ... Alardum rape” donate goods in “Meylem” to the abbey of Averbode, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1174, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dungleberh, Manasses de Prele, Willelmus, Arnoldus dapifer, Gozwinus de Hauerle, Walterus de Holthem, Arnoldus rape et frater suus Lambertus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” (W3664) “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)



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  1. Gerard, “Gerardus de Hyldeberge et frater eius Arnoldus et Henricus” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Gerardus de Huldeberge” is witness in a charter for duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191 (W5511). The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Gerardus et Henricus de Hildeberge” (ONB 83). In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827) Gerardus et Heinemannus de Heldeberga” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831).

  2. Arnold, “Gerardus de Hyldeberge et frater eius Arnoldus et Henricus” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765).Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991)

  3. Henrick, “Gerardus de Hyldeberge et frater eius Arnoldus et Henricus” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). In a charter dated 1197 the duke of Brabant donates land adjactent to the court of the abbey of Tongerlo to this abbey, and in compensation cedes to “Karolo de Arschot” a portion of his allodia “in Arschot”, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, castellanus Bruxellensis, Sebastianus de Berlar et Salutarius frater eius, Sungerus de Monte, Henricus de Hyldeberche, Henricus de Gestela” (W2009)


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  1. Gerard, “Walteri de A, Franconis Lupi, Gerardi, Heinemanni, Godefridi fratrum de Hildeberga, Walteri de Dekelpole” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Les Gosselies dated 1190. (W 1807) “Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511). “homines mei ... Gerardus de Hildenberge” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742)

  2. Herman, “Walteri de A, Franconis Lupi, Gerardi, Heinemanni, Godefridi fratrum de Hildeberga, Walteri de Dekelpole” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Les Gosselies dated 1190. (W 1807)

  3. Godfried, “Walteri de A, Franconis Lupi, Gerardi, Heinemanni, Godefridi fratrum de Hildeberga, Walteri de Dekelpole” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Les Gosselies dated 1190. (W 1807)


3.4 van Tildonk


Tildonk is a small village in Vlaams-Brabant, on the border of the county Leuven and the margraviate Antwerp. The family were ministeriales of the counts of Leuven.


Renzo, “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424).

  1. Herlogus, a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1156 ennumerating the possesions of the priory of Vlierbeek relates how “Herlogus pater Reinzonis de Tildunc” became a monk in this priory (W1858), the charter ten relates that “Bolo de Dipendale” also became a monk, and donated possesions he held in fief of the same Reinzo. (other interesting things also in this charter)

  1. Renzo, “Reinzo de Thyldunch” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958). “homines ducis ... Reizo de Tildunch” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the St. Peters church of Leuven dated 1140 (W4031). “Rentzo de Tildunc” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037).Reinzo de Tyldunc” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). Arnoldus dapifer, Renzo de Tildunc” were witness at a donation to the abbey of St. Michaels at Antwerp that is confirmed in a charter by the bishop of Cambrai dated 1145 (W3073) Reinzonis de Tildunc” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936). “fideles scilicet barones et homines ... Reinzonem de Tildunc” witnessed a charter dated 1142/1154 in wich Reinier van Heverlee donates property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey, confirmed by duke Godfrey III as advocate of the abbey (W4049). On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) Reinzo de Thildunc” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “Giselbertum et Philippum et Columbanum filios Wibodonis et eorum coheredes” donate 12 8ths of the villa Zandvliet to the abbey of St Michiels in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus cloting, Reinso de Tildonc, Herso grendele, Simon grendele, Raduardus titgots, Henricus pedagogus” (W3080) “Anselmi de Auendoren” donated to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenbergh, Henricus pedagogus, Walewainud de Lewe et Theodoricus frater eius” (W4050). “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1155, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka(W4053). “Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670). “Walterus de Baltershem miles” entered the abbey of Vlierbeek and donated a mansion “apud Cortecle”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reynro de Tildunc, Renro de Udekem, Walterus de Baltersem, Luuiam de Linden, Arnulfus de Linden, Willelmus de necker” (W1969) “Reynero de Hodenhem et Symon frater filius” donated goods they held in fief of duke Godfrey III of Brabant in “Molenbaice” to the abby of Vlierbeer in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnoldo dapifero, Reynrone de Thildunc, Godefrido fratre dapiferi, Gerardo de Huldebergis, Alardo rapo, Gerardo mulro, Herrone grendel, Iohanne de sancta Gertrude. (W1969) “Arnulfus de Beuerde” donated his fiefs in “Molenbecca” to to the abbey of Vlierbeek upon his entrance there, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reinro de de Tildunc, Reinerus de Litbecca, Heinricus friman filii eius Arnulfus, Iohannes, Rodulfus, Mauricius frater eius Arnulfus de Guningen” (W1969) “Marsilius de Wilsela et frater eius suus Macharius” donate their fiefs in “Wilsele” to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reynro de Thildunc, Gozewinus de Holthem, Gerardus de Huldebergis, Herro Grendel, Gerardus Mulro, Zegenboldus” (W1969) “Symon et Franco fratres et Mathildis mater” donate to the abbey of Vlierbeek, in presence of “Reinrone de Tildunc”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Geldulfus de Oppendorp, Godefridis de Putte, Euerardus de Orbecca” (W1969) Seperate donations by Conradus et Emilius fratres de Disten cum uxoribus et liberis suis ... Sigerus ... filii quoque Giselberti baucari de Testel ... filii quoque Gocelmi de Herenth” of goods in “Testel en Meszelbuch” are confirmed by duke Godfrey III of Brabant in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by de liberis Sigerus de Uuavera, Henricus de Landinus, Macharius de Kisenkim, de familia nostra Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Helberga, Henricus pedagogus, Gerardus molendinarius, Herzo grendel, Symon grendel, Johannes de sancta gertruda” (W3676). Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). A charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1160 states that thirty years before “Franco castellanus senior” donated an allodium in “Oldrengem” but that it was afterwards held by “filiis que Franconi et Heinrico reliquerat filiam Heinrici Idam heredem ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda” who now donated it again, witnessed by “Arnulfi auunculi Ide, Arnulfi dapiferi de Oppenthorp, Reinzonis de Tieldunc, Heinrici snepart, Gerardi de Hildeberge, Heinrici pedagogi, Gosceuuini de Euersberc, Sieri et Gosceuuini” (W2081) “Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716) “Sigerus de Waura, Gilbertus de Calmont, Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Holthem, Reinerus de Heuerle, Henricus Snepart, Herzo cocus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated before 1166 (11713). “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)


Reinzo et Arnuldus filius eius.are witnesses in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138, it's propably this Reinzo. (W5659).


Iordanes, “Iordanes de Thyldunch” is named as “coheredes” of the van Herent family in a charter dated 1140 (W1958)


3.5 van Leeuw


The name of this family was derived from the small town of Zoutleeuw, known in the middleages simply as Leeuw. As the lords of the town Denderleeuw had the same name, some of the following may actually refer to lords of Denderleeuw. Leeuw was a strategic place located at the border of the dominions of the counts of Leuven, the counts of Loon, the counts of Duras and the bishops of Liege.


B. Zoutleeuw


Gisekinus, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921)


Eggericus, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921)


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  1. Walewan, “Anselmi de Auendoren” donated to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenbergh, Henricus pedagogus, Walewainud de Lewe et Theodoricus frater eius” (W4050) de familia: ... Walewanus de Lewes.” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59). comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700)

  2. Diederik, “Anselmi de Auendoren” donated to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Reizo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenbergh, Henricus pedagogus, Walewainud de Lewe et Theodoricus frater eius” (W4050) “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700)


Osto, “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117)

  1. Osto, “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117)


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  1. Goeswijn, “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Goszelo miles de Lius” donates goods in “Gocincurt” and “Hellinus quoque de Perousweiz” donates goods to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter dated 1155 (W4091) Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius dominus Leonii” declares how “Philippum de Henbeche” sells the advocacy of “ipsius uille de Henbeche” and “duobus molendinis apud Henbeke et super Scarenbeke” to the abbey of Affligem with his consent, also mentioning “Cesarius Philippi filius”, witnessed by “domnus Walterus de A, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderius de Bruxella, Desiderius dapifer domni Walteri” (W1894) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661)domina Olimpias ... domini Leoni de A nepotis sui ... fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” are mentioned in a charter for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus filius domini Leonii de A, Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911) Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917). Duke Godfrey III confirms the donations made by “Sigerus de Crainhem” upon his entrance as monk in the Affligem abbey of goods in “Crainhem” and “Scille”, held in part of “Walterus de A” in a charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Walterus de a, Godefridus de Hardigsem, Gozwinus de Lewe, Henricus de Papierote, Franco clutigh de Bruesella, Ywanus de Lewe, Goderidus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Dechelpole” (W1869) “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101) “Walteri de Sottengem” donates “terre allodii sui in parrochia de Dilbeca” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1188, witnessed by “Gozuinus de Lewe, Gisellinus filius eius, Giselinus lir, ..., Theodericus duuel, Gozuinus kunuc, ..., Hugo de Beuerna, Remboldus de Olbeca” after wich problems arose with “Oliuero” who also had rights to this good, and was put in ban, witnessed by “Wilhelmus de Crainem, Reynerus de Crainem” (W1800)

    1. Giselinus, “Walteri de Sottengem” donates “terre allodii sui in parrochia de Dilbeca” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1188, witnessed by “Gozuinus de Lewe, Gisellinus filius eius, Giselinus lir, ..., Theodericus duuel, Gozuinus kunuc, ..., Hugo de Beuerna, Remboldus de Olbeca” after wich problems arose with “Oliuero” who also had rights to this good, and was put in ban, witnessed by “Wilhelmus de Crainem, Reynerus de Crainem” (W1800)

  2. Giselbert Splentre, “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) “nobilis matrona nomine Geila cum filio suo Lamberto” donate the 4th part of the dimes of “uilla de Flemala” and half of their allodia to the Hospitalknights also mentioning “Lamberto militi de Momala et Godefridi fratri eius” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1173, witnessed by “liberi homines Ludouicus aduocatus et Eustachius frater eius, Wilelmus de Dongleber, Reinerus de Jacia, Ludouicus de Tidebeke et Wedericus frater eius, Gislebertus de Leuues, Heinricus de Bunebeke et Petrus frater eius, Fastradus de Hesbines, Alexander de Helicines, Godefridus de Hokedor, Gerardus de Dupei, Cuno de Altaripa, Theodericus de Huten, Wigerus de Tilh, de familia sancti Lamberti Theodericus et Wedericus frater eius, Godefridus de Hoseumonte et Boddo frater eius, Reinerus de Hodege, Thomas de Hemiricurte et Heinricus frater eius, Libertus de Leschi et frater eius Fastradus, Bonefacius de Lemborch, Lambertus de Fractoponte” (W2534)



Ywein, A dispute between “Iwainum de Lewa” and the abbey of Affligem is ended by “Giselberto de Alost” in a charter dated 1170 (W1966). Duke Godfrey III confirms the donations made by “Sigerus de Crainhem” upon his entrance as monk in the Affligem abbey of goods in “Crainhem” and “Scille”, held in part of “Walterus de A” in a charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Walterus de a, Godefridus de Hardigsem, Gozwinus de Lewe, Henricus de Papierote, Franco clutigh de Bruesella, Ywanus de Lewe, Goderidus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Dechelpole” (W1869) “Iwainum de Lewa”'s feud with the abbey of Afflgem, is ended in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1192, witnessed by “Alardi rape, Godini maioris” (W1815)


Henrick, “Ego Franco castellanus Brusellensis” donates goods that “Henricum de Lewa” holds in fief of him in “apud Cathem” and “apud Strithem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1173, witnessed by “Henrici de Halla, Ingelberti de Nisella, Iwaini de Bigartden” (W2857)


3.6 van Walhain


Walhain is a village in Waals-brabant, north of Gembloux.


Aldricus, in a charter dated 17-3-1099 for the abbey of Affligem, “Aldricus de Walehein” is witness. (W1404)


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  1. Arnold (1183-1200), “Arnoldus de Walehem” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). “de nobilibus Egidius de Duras et Peter frater eius, Willelmus de Birbais, Godefridus et Walterus frater eius et Renerus russebosch, de familia Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleheim, Alardus rape” witness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Viller abbey dated 1184. (W188) de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) “Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767)dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431)Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “homines mei ... Arnulphus de Walehem” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant relates how “Willelmus de Dongelberc et Oda uxor eius et eorum filia Elyzabeth” donated part of a forest in “parrochia Oprimbais” to the abbey of Villers and that after the death of Willem “relicta eius Oda et filia eius Elyzabeth” donated the other parts in the same parish “uidelicet in Euerardno et Wandriberchno consensu et auxilio Gerardi uiri eiusdem Ode”, witnessed by “nobilium uirorum Fastredi de Bonleir et Godefridi de Birbais”. Afterwards “mulier quedam Claritia nomine de Sarto ancilla” donated het allodium “in parrochia Torumbais” trough the hands of “dominarum suarum Ode scilicet et filie eius Elyzabeth” to the abbey of Villers, and also all of her heritage in “uilla Cooelmont” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmunt et Gerardi de Hugart”. This is followed by a small donation by “Ansoldus de Perweiz” and lastly it is related that “Alardus rap maritus prefate Elyzabeth” claimed the heritage of Claritia but now repented, and denounced all rights to it. All in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1194, witnessed by “Godefridi de Calmunt, Heinrici de Getha, Arnoldi dapiferi, Arnoldi de Walahem, Godefridi castellani, Gozelini de Hyscha, Godefridi uillici, Walteri de Noua Uilla, Willelmi de Walehem, Franconis de Gemblus, Franconis de Holar” (W195) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Arnoldus et Willelmus de Walehem” (ONB 83). Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) Arnoldi de Walhem” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II for the Lier chapitre dated 1200 (W7669). Godefridus de Perwes, Gosuinus de Gochencort et Arnoldus de Walem, Arnoldus de Liemala, Walterus Cara, Deyzo de Helroda, Godefridus villicus Louaniensis” are witnesses in a treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and Otto count of Gelre dated 11/11/1231 (ONB 153). Arnoldus de Walem, Egidius scultetus de Lyrawitness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1232/33 wich mentions a “Alardi de Oesterwijc” for the abbey of Tongerlo (ONB 168)

  2. Willem (1188-1195), domini Arnoldi de Dist et uxoris sue” have exchanged an allodium with the abbey of St. Trond several years before, as recorded in a charter dated before 1193, witnessed by “Arnoldi de Velpe, Arnoldi de Wizemale, Willelmi de Waleym, Walteri de Webbekem et Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Nidermolen, Alardi de Beuerle” (W2001). Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767). “Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139)Wilhelmus de Walehem” is witness in a charter for duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191 (W5511). “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511). A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant relates how “Willelmus de Dongelberc et Oda uxor eius et eorum filia Elyzabeth” donated part of a forest in “parrochia Oprimbais” to the abbey of Villers and that after the death of Willem relicta eius Oda et filia eius Elyzabeth” donated the other parts in the same parish “uidelicet in Euerardno et Wandriberchno consensu et auxilio Gerardi uiri eiusdem Ode”, witnessed by “nobilium uirorum Fastredi de Bonleir et Godefridi de Birbais”. Afterwards “mulier quedam Claritia nomine de Sarto ancilla” donated het allodium “in parrochia Torumbais” trough the hands of “dominarum suarum Ode scilicet et filie eius Elyzabeth” to the abbey of Villers, and also all of her heritage in “uilla Cooelmont” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmunt et Gerardi de Hugart”. This is followed by a small donation by “Ansoldus de Perweiz” and lastly it is related that “Alardus rap maritus prefate Elyzabeth” claimed the heritage of Claritia but now repented, and denounced all rights to it. All in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1194, witnessed by “Godefridi de Calmunt, Heinrici de Getha, Arnoldi dapiferi, Arnoldi de Walahem, Godefridi castellani, Gozelini de Hyscha, Godefridi uillici, Walteri de Noua Uilla, Willelmi de Walehem, Franconis de Gemblus, Franconis de Holar” (W195) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Arnoldus et Willelmus de Walehem” (ONB 83).

  3. Reinier (1178-1187), Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms rights of the abbey of Brogne in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus de Birbais, Godefridus de Orbais, Bastianus de Marbais, Renerus et Henricus de Limale, Henricus de Lax, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Daniel uillicus de Hisce, Renerus de Walhen” (W7972) “de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788)


?, Van Heelu records the presence of the heeren “van Kuec, ende van Berlaer, van Hoesdenne, van Rotselaer, van Walheem, ende van Wesemale”, in the defense of Maastricht in the years leading to the battle of Woeringen. (Van Heelu, p.82)

Probably the same as:

Arnold, “Arnoldum de Walhem” is witness in a charter by duke Jan I dated 21/9/1290 (Van Heelu, p. 534). “her Arnout ... van Waelheem” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu (Van Heelu, p.287), together with his unnamed brother, and his son “Godevaert”, who died at Aix during the return from Woeringen

  1. Godfried, “Godevaert van Waelheem” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu, and made knight on that occasion (Van Heelu, p.314)



3.7 van Bierges


Bierges is a village next to Waver, in Waals-brabant.


Anselm, “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700)


Willem (1158-1188), “homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) “comes de Duraz ... Engelrandus de Orbais ... Godefridum de Sumbreffia ... et Jacobus filius eius” all donate the church of “Peruweiz” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1171, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Gerardus filius Gerardi de Niniue, Guilelmus, Henricus et Gerardus fratres de Birbais, Anselmus de Berginis, Alexander de Helencinis, de familia ducis Arnoldus dapifer, Gothuinus de Haurel, Arnulfus de Feleppe, Guilelmus de Berginis, Walterus de Tenis, Wawinus et Theodericus fratres de Leus” (W3700) Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091) In a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated 1183 it's related that “iuliana honorabilis ... matrona et uxor Franconis de Slusa” donated her allodium in Wahanges “pro salute anime uiri sui Franconis” to the Averbode abbey, in memory of her husband, with the permission of “Baldwini ac Henrici” brothers of Franconis. Baldwin added a property in memory of his wife “Ide”, witnessed by “Riezo de Tenis, Euerardus de Hugardis, Willelmus de Birgen ac duobus filys suis Willelmo et Baldwino, Willelmus de Contheit, Henricus de Haleberch” (W11703) Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667)

  1. Willem, In a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated 1183 it's related that “iuliana honorabilis ... matrona et uxor Franconis de Slusa” donated her allodium in Wahanges “pro salute anime uiri sui Franconis” to the Averbode abbey, in memory of her husband, with the permission of “Baldwini ac Henrici” brothers of Franconis. Baldwin added a property in memory of his wife “Ide”, witnessed by “Riezo de Tenis, Euerardus de Hugardis, Willelmus de Birgen ac duobus filys suis Willelmo et Baldwino, Willelmus de Contheit, Henricus de Haleberch” (W11703) On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991)

  2. Boudewijn, In a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated 1183 it's related that “iuliana honorabilis utique matrona et uxor Franconis de Slusa” donated her allodium in “Wahanges” “pro salute anime uiri sui Franconis” to the Averbode abbey, in memory of her husband, with the permission of “Baldwini ac Henrici” brothers of Franconis. Baldwin added a property in memory of his wife “Ide”, witnessed by “Riezo de Tenis, Euerardus de Hugardis, Willelmus de Birgen ac duobus filys suis Willelmo et Baldwino, Willelmus de Contheit, Henricus de Haleberch” (W11703)



3.8 van Lovenjoel


Lovenjoel is a small village in Vlaams-Brabant, close to Leuven.


Frank, In a charter dated 1183 by henry I duke of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey “de familia mea Franco de Louengiul” donates all his allodium in Bruchem et Olenchem” that he posseses together with his sister in memory of him and his parents to the Tongerlo abbey. Apparently he and his sister entered the convent of Tongerlo at this time. (W1765)


3.9 van Meensel


Meensel is a part of the municipality Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams-Brabant.


Engelbert, “Ingelbertus de Mensel” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Park abbey dated 1151 (W4052). “Reinerus de Gaca, Macharius de Kisengem, Gosuinus de Heuerla, Ingelbertus de Mensela, Henricus et Franco fratres de Baltersem, Henricus magtoig, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Park abbey dated 1156 (W4046). de familia: ... Engelbertus de Meneselue” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).


Gielis, “ego Daniel de Wange miles et uxor mea Beatris de Ranst” sell their allodium in Hapert to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated january 1236, witnessed by “Godefridus frater domini ducis, Leonius castellanus Bruxellensis, Walterus Clutinc, milites, Petrus de Harent, Egidius de Menze villicus domini Danielis de Wange” (ONB 178), the editor clearly assumes that Egidius is the villicus, but I leave the possibility he was a van Meenzel.



3.10 Rape


N.N.

  1. Alardus X Elisabeth van Dongelberg, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) “Reynero de Hodenhem et Symon frater filius” donated goods they held in fief of duke Godfrey III of Brabant in “Molenbaice” to the abby of Vlierbeer in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Arnoldo dapifero, Reynrone de Thildunc, Godefrido fratre dapiferi, Gerardo de Huldebergis, Alardo rapo, Gerardo mulro, Herrone grendel, Iohanne de sancta Gertrude. (W1969) “Alardus rapa” donates his rights in the goods of “Rutboldi de Hulsbecca” to the abbey of Vlierbeek for his memory and that of his wife, mentioning “Iohannis nepotis sui” in a charter dated before 1156 (W1969) “Gosuinus de Heuerla” makes an agreement about a mill with the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1159 in wich “Reinero patri eiusdem Gosuini” is mentioned, witnessed by “Riczo de Hothem, Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Gerardus de Hilb---, Henricus Magathoth, Herzo grindel, Alardus Rapa, Balduinus duth, Sygerus de Heuerla, Rodulphus de Ralenbech" (W4051) In the late 12th century bill of Rights of Den Bosch “Alardus Rapa” is witness (ONB 77). Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889) “Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gosuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890) “comes Gilis de Duraz ... Alardum rape” donate goods in “Meylem” to the abbey of Averbode, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1174, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dungleberh, Manasses de Prele, Willelmus, Arnoldus dapifer, Gozwinus de Hauerle, Walterus de Holthem, Arnoldus rape et frater suus Lambertus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” (W3664) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “de nobilibus Egidius de Duras et Peter frater eius, Willelmus de Birbais, Godefridus et Walterus frater eius et Renerus russebosch, de familia Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleheim, Alardus rape” witness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Viller abbey dated 1184. (W188) “Arnoldus de Ranst et filius eius Arnoldus, Gocelinus de Leewe, Gocelinus clotinc, Alardus rapa, Gocelinus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Busenghem, Walterus de Berchem” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of St Michiels at Antwerp dated 1186 (W3101) “Galteri de Aa, Arnoldi de Bigardis, Galteri de Holtem, Alardi rape, Joannis pauw, Goswini de Ischa, Hugonis de monte” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 where he confirms donations done by his father “ac uxoris Ismenae” of goods near the Laine river, next to lands of “domini Goswini” to the knights templar. (W7629) “Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) “Iwainum de Lewa”'s feud with the abbey of Afflgem, is ended in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1192, witnessed by “Alardi rape, Godini maioris” (W1815) "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) A charter by duke Henry I of Brabant relates how “Willelmus de Dongelberc et Oda uxor eius et eorum filia Elyzabeth” donated part of a forest in “parrochia Oprimbais” to the abbey of Villers and that after the death of Willem “relicta eius Oda et filia eius Elyzabeth” donated the other parts in the same parish “uidelicet in Euerardno et Wandriberchno consensu et auxilio Gerardi uiri eiusdem Ode”, witnessed by “nobilium uirorum Fastredi de Bonleir et Godefridi de Birbais”. Afterwards “mulier quedam Claritia nomine de Sarto ancilla” donated het allodium “in parrochia Torumbais” trough the hands of “dominarum suarum Ode scilicet et filie eius Elyzabeth” to the abbey of Villers, and also all of her heritage in “uilla Cooelmont” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmunt et Gerardi de Hugart”. This is followed by a small donation by “Ansoldus de Perweiz” and lastly it is related that “Alardus rap maritus prefate Elyzabeth” claimed the heritage of Claritia but now repented, and denounced all rights to it. All in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1194, witnessed by “Godefridi de Calmunt, Heinrici de Getha, Arnoldi dapiferi, Arnoldi de Walahem, Godefridi castellani, Gozelini de Hyscha, Godefridi uillici, Walteri de Noua Uilla, Willelmi de Walehem, Franconis de Gemblus, Franconis de Holar” (W195) Duke Henry I of Brabant and “Lodewicus comes de Lon” agree to equally divide “terra de Mursal” if “comes de Dasborc” dies without heir, in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Mathilde ducissa, Arnoldus de Wismale, Godefridus castellanus Brusselensis, Alardus rape, Osto de Borne, Razo de Curcen, Theodericus frater comitis de Lon, Walterus de Milne” (W1179) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827) Alardus Rapa” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831). “Arnoldi Rape” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II for the Lier chapitre dated 1200 (W7669). Heinricus de Cuch , comes de Megene Wilhelmus Arnoldus de Wesmale, Alardus Rapa, Wilhelmus Uulpes, Walterus Bacare witnesses as duke Henry I of Brabant restetutes Meerssen to the abbey of Reims in a charter dated 1200 (ONB 90). Alardus Rapa” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II dated 12-1-1201 (W7922). “Godefridus castellanus Bruxellensis, Walterus de Campeholt, Alardus Rapa” are witnesses in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Crespin dated 1201. (ONB 93)

  2. Arnulf, “Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889)

  3. Lambertus, “comes Gilis de Duraz ... Alardum rape” donate goods in “Meylem” to the abbey of Averbode, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1174, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dungleberh, Manasses de Prele, Willelmus, Arnoldus dapifer, Gozwinus de Hauerle, Walterus de Holthem, Arnoldus rape et frater suus Lambertus, Gerardus de Hildeberge” (W3664)



3.11 van Wezemaal


Wezemaal is a part of the municipality Rotselaar, Vlaams-Brabant.


They started their career as unfree servants of the counts of Louvain, and ascended to nobility in the 13th century. The first identifiable van Wesemaal is:

Arnold I van Wesemaal, witness in some 30 charters by the dukes of Brabant from 1183 untill 1200. “domini Arnoldi de Dist et uxoris sue” have exchanged an allodium with the abbey of St. Trond several years before, as recorded in a charter dated before 1193, witnessed by “Arnoldi de Velpe, Arnoldi de Wizemale, Willelmi de Waleym, Walteri de Webbekem et Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Nidermolen, Alardi de Beuerle” (W2001). Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764) Arnulfus de Wismale, Lodeuicus Hasbanie aduocatus, Henricus de Limal, Benedictus de Santchouen, Gozuinus hyrcus, Friso de Glabbec” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the hospitalknights dated 1183. (W2944) “Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). “de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667) “Ioahnnis de Wuwa, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Arnulfi de Bygarden et eius fillii” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, dated 1190. (W1806) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991)Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “Henricus de Kuic” and “uxore ejus Sophia et filio ejus Alberto” donate their allodium Herpen as fief to duke Henry I of Brabant in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “de familia ducis Arnoldus de Grinbergis, Renerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Wisemale, Wilhellmus uus, Geradus de Huldeberge, Wilhelmus de Walehem, Walterus de Remmena, Rulinus de Louanio, de familia domni Henrici de Kuic Thidericus de Batenburg, Robertus de Litte, Egeno de Haren, Hubertus de Busencheim, Wernerus ternenc, Albere de Langele, Godefridus de Herpen, Hermannus de Lon” (W5511). "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) “homines mei ... Arnulphus de Wesemale” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Arnoldus de Wesem(ale)” (ONB 83). Duke Godfrey recalls the donations made by “Wilhelmus uir nobilis de Birbais” of his allodium “inter Birbais et Phellepe” and states that recently “Wilhelmi” “feodalis” of Willem van Bierbeek donated the neighbouring “curti de Belphai” together with “fratrum suorum Alardi et Symonis” trough the hands of Willem van Bierbeek to the abbey of Villers, and adds that “Gerardus quoque frater predicti Wilhelmi” donated all the rights he had “in terra Wilhelmi de Merbec” trough the hands of “Godefridi de Calmont” to the abbey of Villers, all in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by Godefridus de Calmont et Bosinus nepos eius, Arnulfus de Wisenmale, Wilhelmus de Bredines, Arnulfus de Walehain” (W196) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822) Duke Henry I of Brabant donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Godefridus castellanus Bruxelle, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Godinus uillicus de Louania, Boldenoi de Sone, Henricus uillicus de Stertbeca, Godefridus de Halle, Alstanus de Gerolst, Reinerus, Sigerus de Ucclos” (W1826) “Magtheldis de Allodio ... filli sui domni Egidii de Trasnis” donates “allodium quod habebat apud Euersenghem quod est in parrochia de Okengem” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1197, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Egidii de Trasnis, Henrici de Asca et Walteri frater sui, Godefridi castellani, Arnoldi de Wesemal, Reineri de Iterna et Willelmi de Ledeberga” (W2896) Duke Henry I of Brabant and “Lodewicus comes de Lon” agree to equally divide “terra de Mursal” if “comes de Dasborc” dies without heir, in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Mathilde ducissa, Arnoldus de Wismale, Godefridus castellanus Brusselensis, Alardus rape, Osto de Borne, Razo de Curcen, Theodericus frater comitis de Lon, Walterus de Milne” (W1179) Duke Henry I of Brabant donates 14 boenders next to the goods of the abbey of Averbode in “Wahanges” to this abbey in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by Gerardi de Grinbergis, Willelmi de Birbecca, catellani de Bruccella, Arnoldi de Wesemale, Karoli de Arscot, Johannis, Hauueli, et Annekini de Arscot militus” (W11705) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827) “Arnulfus de Wesemale” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831). “Arnoldi de Wesemaele” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II for the Lier chapitre dated 1200 (W7669). “Arnoldi de Wismale” is witness in a charter by duke Henry II dated 1200. (W4394). “Heinricus de Cuch , comes de Megene Wilhelmus Arnoldus de Wesmale, Alardus Rapa, Wilhelmus Uulpes, Walterus Bac” are witnesses as duke Henry I of Brabant restetutes Meerssen to the abbey of Reims in a charter dated 1200 (ONB 90). “Arnoldus de Wesemale” was witness in a charter by duke Henry II dated 12-1-1201 (W7922). “Gilbertus miles de Tilborgh, nobilis vir” records how “Walterus miles, nobilis vir de Tilborgh, frater noster” donated dimes in Berkel to the abbey of St. Geertrui in Leuven in a charter dated 1/5/1234, witnessed by “Arnoldus nobilis vir de Dist, Arnoldus de Wesemael, H. et R. milites de Kuch, Goswinus Boch, Otthemanus de Dormael, Henricus de Sterbeka, W(illelmus) Holle, H. de Gochenorch(?)” (ONB 175)


Gerardus van Wesemaele, “Gerardus de Weynsemale” is witness in a charter for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 8-9-1191 (W1995)



3.12 van Limal


Limal is a part of the municipality Waver, Waals-brabant


N.N.

  1. Reinier, “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms rights of the abbey of Brogne in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus de Birbais, Godefridus de Orbais, Bastianus de Marbais, Renerus et Henricus de Limale, Henricus de Lax, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Daniel uillicus de Hisce, Renerus de Walhen” (W7972) de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Henricus de Maiori Laiz homo libere” donates with approval of his wife and adult children property to the abbey of Florennes in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant, mentioning “Willelmo fratre meo et Maria uxore eius” dated 1191, witnessed by “Albertus archidiaconus sancti Lamberti in Leodio frater meus, Willelmus frater meus, Geroiz de Birbais, Godefridus de Calmont, Gerardus de Sorenginis, Gerardus de Jacia, Jacobus de Sombreffia, Henricus de Maiori Leiz et filii eius Henricus de Minori Leiz, Jacobus de Glimis item Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Walehanchy, Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodebergis, Reinerus de Hauerez, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Ansoldus uillicus de Perueis” (W2139) “homines mei ... Reinerus de Liemale” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822)

  2. Henrick, “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms rights of the abbey of Brogne in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus de Birbais, Godefridus de Orbais, Bastianus de Marbais, Renerus et Henricus de Limale, Henricus de Lax, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Daniel uillicus de Hisce, Renerus de Walhen” (W7972) “Arnulfus de Wismale, Lodeuicus Hasbanie aduocatus, Henricus de Limal, Benedictus de Santchouen, Gozuinus hyrcus, Friso de Glabbec” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the hospitalknights dated 1183. (W2944)


Arnold, “Arnoldus miles de Limale” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the St. Gertrud abbey of Leuven dated 15/3/1231 (ONB 152). “Godefridus de Perwes, Gosuinus de Gochencort et Arnoldus de Walem, Arnoldus de Liemala, Walterus Cara, Deyzo de Helroda, Godefridus villicus Louaniensis” are witnesses in a treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and Otto count of Gelre dated 11/11/1231 (ONB 153). “domni Leonii de Bruxella” is mentioned in charter by duke Henry II for the abbey of Berne dated 1231/1232, witnessed by “Walterus de Pulle et Arnoldus de Liemale et Theodericus de Engel et Danihel de Merwich” (ONB 159). “Herbertus de Roda” cedes rights in Hoogeloon to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Henry II of Brabant, dated 21/9/1232, witnessed by “Arnoldo de Limala, Lamberto de Hischa” (ONB 162)


Goswijn, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) “Arnoldi de Rode” donates to the abbey of Park, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1155, witnessed by “Gerardus de Beckenuort, Macharius de Kisenghem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gosuinus de Litmale, Gerardus de Hullenberge, Balduinus de Melderd, Symon de Odenghem, Reinerus de Libbeka“ (W4053).


Willem, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857)


N.N. X Iutta, “Sigerus de Limale ... coniuncx eius Beatrix” donates to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter witnessed by “Gozuinus castellanus de Arundel, Daniel frater eius, Gozuinus nepos eius, Wicardus de Scacines, Franco de Archene, Iohannes de Ualle, Sigerus de Longinsart” that after his death was confirmed by “Godefridus de Wauera et Ermentrudis uxor eius” in a charter date ab 1180, witnessed by “Meinzo loibof, Henricus filius eius, Iuetta quoque mater prenominati Sigeri ... cum filia sua Beatrice” (W1908)

  1. Siger X Beatrix, “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976). “Sigerus de Limale ... coniuncx eius Beatrix” donates to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter witnessed by “Gozuinus castellanus de Arundel, Daniel frater eius, Gozuinus nepos eius, Wicardus de Scacines, Franco de Archene, Iohannes de Ualle, Sigerus de Longinsart” that after his death was confirmed by “Godefridus de Wauera et Ermentrudis uxor eius” in a charter date ab 1180, witnessed by “Meinzo loibof, Henricus filius eius, Iuetta quoque mater prenominati Sigeri ... cum filia sua Beatrice” (W1908)

  2. Beatrix, “Sigerus de Limale ... coniuncx eius Beatrix” donates to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter witnessed by “Gozuinus castellanus de Arundel, Daniel frater eius, Gozuinus nepos eius, Wicardus de Scacines, Franco de Archene, Iohannes de Ualle, Sigerus de Longinsart” that after his death was confirmed by “Godefridus de Wauera et Ermentrudis uxor eius” in a charter date ab 1180, witnessed by “Meinzo loibof, Henricus filius eius, Iuetta quoque mater prenominati Sigeri ... cum filia sua Beatrice” (W1908)



4. undetermined


4.1 van Testelt


Testelt is part of the municipality Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Vlaams-Brabant, and is situated upon the Demer. It appears to have been part of the county Leuven, as donations by this family to the Averbode abbey were made trough the hands of the counts of Leuven, altough they were not advocates of this abbey at the time. So either the donated properties were fiefs of the counts of Leuven, or the family van Testelt were vassals of the counts, letting them act as would be advocates over the real advocates.


Gisbelbert baucari, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) The “predium” of the chapter of st. Lamberts at Liege in “Testelt et Mescelbuch” was donated by various persons to the abbey of Averbode, starting with “Walmoldus et nepotes ei Heinricus et Arnoldus”, followed by “Sigerus ... cum filia sua ... Warinus sororius eius cum filio suo” and “Cunradus et Eilius fratres cum uxoribus et omni posteritate sua” and “Giselbertus cum uxore et heredibus” and “filii quoque Goscelmi de Herrent”, for wich the abbey will pay the chapter an annual sum, in a chapter by the bishop of Liege dated 1151, witnessed by “de nobilibus Gerardus de Baeuuuez, Cuno de Repe, de familia Wiricus de Prato et filii ei Lantbertus et Theodericus, Lantbertus et Arnoldus de Hoio” (W10317) Seperate donations by “Conradus et Emilius fratres de Disten cum uxoribus et liberis suis ... Sigerus ... filii quoque Giselberti baucari de Testel ... filii quoque Gocelmi de Herenth” of goods in “Testel en Meszelbuch” are confirmed by duke Godfrey III of Brabant in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “de liberis Sigerus de Uuavera, Henricus de Landinus, Macharius de Kisenkim, de familia nostra Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Helberga, Henricus pedagogus, Gerardus molendinarius, Herzo grendel, Symon grendel, Johannes de sancta gertruda” (W3676)

  1. Johannes, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460)


Siger, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460) The “predium” of the chapter of st. Lamberts at Liege in “Testelt et Mescelbuch” was donated by various persons to the abbey of Averbode, starting with “Walmoldus et nepotes ei Heinricus et Arnoldus”, followed by “Sigerus ... cum filia sua ... Warinus sororius eius cum filio suo” and “Cunradus et Eilius fratres cum uxoribus et omni posteritate sua” and “Giselbertus cum uxore et heredibus” and “filii quoque Goscelmi de Herrent”, for wich the abbey will pay the chapter an annual sum, in a chapter by the bishop of Liege dated 1151, witnessed by “de nobilibus Gerardus de Baeuuuez, Cuno de Repe, de familia Wiricus de Prato et filii ei Lantbertus et Theodericus, Lantbertus et Arnoldus de Hoio” (W10317)


Meinzo, On demand of “Conradi et Amilii fratrii de Dist necnon uxores ac liberos suorum” the duke of Brabant and his mother confirm what they had donated in “Tesdelt siue in Messelbuc”, witnessed by “Heinricus snepart, Slenkyken, Robertus Stan..., Gislebertus beier, Walterus et Johannes filii eius, Walterus bolta, Arnoldus et Samuel filli eius, Walterus paruus, Reinerus de Westerle, Meinso aduocato, Goselmus scolthethe” followed by a donation by “Sigeri de Tesdelt” of his allodii in “Tesdelt et in Messelbuc”, all in a charter dated 1151, witnessed by “Sigerus de Uuafra, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gozuini de Limmala, Willemmus de Lemmala, Gozuini de Holthem, Gozuini clebinc, Daniel de Ortine, Daniel et Onulfus fratres de Henstede, Ulricus de Barsale, Gisebertus et Iohannes filius eius de Testelt, Herzo grendel, Gerardus molner, Alardus rapa, Franco uillici” (W10460)


Salutarius, On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667)


4.2 van Tombeek


Tombeek is a small village in Vlaams-Brabant, on the river Lasne.


Jan, “Leonis de Brusella, Euerardi de Roauia, Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio, Sigeri de Heuerla, Alstani Gir, Euerardi de Nerischa, Henrici de Netenes, Reinboldi uorbuc, Iohannis de Tumbeka, Arnoldi regis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated 1163. (W1878) “Godefridus anglicus ducis cognatus, Giselbertus de Landinis, Arnulfus dapifer et filius eius Arnulfus, Gozuinus de Hauerlech, Walterus de Holtem, Willelmus de Berghen, Balduinus uillicus de Louanio, Siimon Grendel, Daniel uillicus de Hiisca, Iohannes de Tumbecca” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver dated 1173, with an addittion in presence of “Sigero de Wauera, Sigero de Limale et Gozuino de Wauera” witnessed by “Henricus filius ducis, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Hauerleh, Walterus de Holtem, Henricus et frater eius Reinerus de Liemale, Franco nepos dapiferi, Henricus paruus” (W1976).



4.3 Van Binkom


Binkom is part of the municipality Lubbeek, Vlaams-Brabant.


Gerard, “Sygerus de Kersebeche” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1159, witnessed by “Sygerus de Wauerh, Henricus de Adorph, Gerardus de Beckenuorth, Godefridus de Hachendouere, Macharius de Kisinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Willelmus de Birbecke, Arnoldus de Asche, Giselbertus de Wisenbeche, Gerardus de Hildenberga, Arnoldus de Monte, Henricus de Litbeche” (W1671) “homo quidam nobilis Bernerus videlicet de Riseberga” donates his allodium in Essen to the abbey of Tongerlo, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1158/59, witnessed by “Symon [prepos]itus de Tyldunch, Richzo de Holthem, Walterus de Craienhem et Rabboddo, frater eius, Sygerus de Wauere, Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kysinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Godefridus de Breda; de familia domini ducis: Arnoldus, dapifer, et Godefridus, frater eius, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Berche, Arnoldus de Froienberche” (ONB 911) “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). “Engelramus” donates goods in “Sulman” and “Arengis” to the abbey of Heylissem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1165, witnessed by “Alexander, Gerardus de Benchem, Sygerus de Uuauere, Danihel de Craenhem” (W4098)


Thomas, “ego Arnoldus de Ranst miles et uxor mea lutta de Swindrech” sell their allodium in Hapert to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter dated december 1235, witnessed by “Godefridus frater domini ducis, Daniel de Wanghe, Thomas de Benghem, Iohannes de Monte, milites, Walterus de Pulle, Henricus de Herentals scultetus (de Buscho) ducis, Godefridus de Ysca” (ONB 177)


4.4 Van Udekem


Udekem is situated in Korbeek-Lo, but has no administrative status.


Renro, “Walterus de Baltershem miles” entered the abbey of Vlierbeek and donated a mansion “apud Cortecle”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reynro de Tildunc, Renro de Udekem, Walterus de Baltersem, Luuiam de Linden, Arnulfus de Linden, Willelmus de necker” (W1969)


Leonis, “Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192)





3. the viscounty of Brussels


It was long believed that Brussels was the seat of a county. However the last decades scholars agree that no such county existed. In the 11the century the castle of Brussels was founded by Lambert, the younger brother of the count of Leuven. After the death of his older brother he suceeded as count, shoving aside his younger nevue.

In the 12th century the castle was in the hands of chastelains.


1. Nobles

1.1 van Aa / van Brussel

1.1.1 familia of the van Aa

1.1 vassals of the van Aa

1.1.2 van Heembeek

1.1.3 van Zandbergen

1.1.4 van Wambeek

2. Ducal vassals

3.1 Viscounts of Brussels

3.2 van Wemmel

3.3 van Bijgaarden

3.4 van Halle

4. Undetermined

4.1 van Zomergem

4.2 van Kwakenbeek

4.3 van Stalle

4.4 van Ukkel

4.5 van Overhem

4.6 van Bekkerzeel

4.7 van Strombeek

4.8 van Vorst

4.9 van Vossem

4.11 van Wolsem

4.12 van Bever

4.13 van Pede



1. nobiles

2. ducal vassals

3. Ducal family

4. undetermined


1. Nobility


1.1 van Aa – Brussel – Anderlecht - Pollare


Brussel is a municipality of the region Brussel. At the start of the 12th century a pair of brothers is found in charters: Steppo van Brussel and Wouter Rodestoc. It appears Steppo was the elder one. They appear to have been quite old at the start of the 12th century, as Steppo's son Anton appears in charters from 1107 on. Wouter had 3 sons, who also appear in charters from 1117 on. They al had distinctive surnames. One brother was surnamed “Anglicus” and appears only once, and quiete late, suggesting he went to England with duke Godfrey I of Brabants daughter who became queen of England. Steppo's son Anton appears to have died relatively young, which might explain the gap with the next generations. Altough no proof exists, it seems likelely that Leonius I van Brussel was a son of Anton. He appears in numerous charters halfway in the 12th century. He had 2 sons, Anton and Wouter, the former only appearing in a few charters, and the latter clearly succeeding his father from 1168 on. At the end of the 12th century Wouter is followed by his son Leonius II


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Wouter Rodestoc (1099-1138) Steppo (1107-1133)

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Hugo Rampart Stephani Duri Walterus Anglicus Anton

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Leonius (1142-1164)

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Wouter (1155-1190) X Gisla v Edingen Leon (1145) Anton (1145-56)

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  1. Steppo (1099-1133), in a charter dated 17-3-1099 for the abbey of Affligem, “Steppo de Bruxella et frater eius Walterus” are witness. (W1404). “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). Steppo de Brusella et frater eius Walterus Rodestoc” are witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946).

    1. Anton (1107-1111), “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). “Walteri Rothestoc et filii sui Henirici et fratruelis sui Antonii” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472). “Antonius filius Stepponis” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “Antonius” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey, right after Walter Rodestoc. (W1793)

  2. Walterus Rodestoc (1099-1138), in a charter dated 17-3-1099 for the abbey of Affligem, “Steppo de Bruxella et frater eius Walterus” are witness. (W1404) The bishop of Cambrai declares in a charter dated 1101 that “Wenemari Gandensis castellani” had donated the dimes of Santforde and Burnehem” to the abbey of Bornem for the soul of “uxoris sue ... Lutgardis”, in a charter witnessed by “Stephani de Bonlar, Gualteri de Brosela, Alserici de Monta” (W1409) “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424).Walteri Rothestoc et filii sui Henirici et fratruelis sui Antonii” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472). “Walterus Rodestoch” signed a charterby duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W1429). “Walterus Rodestoc” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis” are witness in a charter by archdeacon Gaucher of Cambrai for the Vorst abbey dated 1117 (W1435) “Walterus Rodestoc” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793) “Walterus Rodestoc et filius eius Hugo Rampart” witnesses a charter dated 1122 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1794). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) “Walterus Rodestoc et duo filii eius Stephanus et Hugo” is witness as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798) Walterus Rothestoc” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244) “Steppo de Brusella et frater eius Walterus Rodestoc” are witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946). “nobilium ... Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici, Stephani duri, Hugonis Rampart” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696) “Waltheri Rodestoch” signed a charter dated 1138 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry (W3693).

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        1. Henricus, “Walteri Rothestoc et filii sui Henirici et fratruelis sui Antonii” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472).

        2. Hugo Rampart (1122-1164) X Berta, “Walterus Rodestoc et filius eius Hugo Rampart” witnesses a charter dated 1122 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1794). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Hugo Rampart” (W1955). “Hugo rampart” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Affligem dated 1151 (W1848). A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1155 list donations by “Gilo dominus castri quod Trasineheis appellatur” of goods “sita in loco qui Herlanmoht dicitur” wich was first donated by his father “Hostone”, to wich he adds goods “usque ad allodium illud quod Capella nuncupatur. Preterea aquam de Pietun” witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Plocei, Thomas de Meerbs, et Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Theodericus de Faienh” of “allodium de Obaiz” witnessed by “de nobilibus Godefridus de Orbaiz et Godefridus de Werdene et Gerardus de Giliberceiz et Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Hugo cognomento Ramparz” of “allodium suum scilicet quartam partem uille qui dicitur Auloiz” mentioning “filia sua” with consent of “uxore eius Berta et filio eius Waltero er genero eius Engelberto”, trough the hands of “Phillipi nobilis uiri de Lez” and “comes Namucensis Henricus ipsius ecclesie aduocatus”, witnessed by “predictis Phillippus de Lez, Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel, de militibus Godescalcus de Jodiun et Wedricus” and by “Gerardus clericus nobilis” cannunic of St. Lambert, of “allodium suum quod in uilla Vileir nuncupatu tenebat” with consent of “eius fratre Phillippo de Tinlou”, witnessed by “frater eius Phillippus de Tinlou et Walterus de Nouil” and by “Walterus de Vileir libere conditionis hominem” of “allodium quod possidebat in loco qui Colombina Uallis dicitur”, witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Florinis, Walterus de Noua Uilla, de militibus Henricus de Roseith, Isenbardus de Merlemont, de plebibus Tiescelinus et Fulcuinus de Vileir” (W1699) “Hugo rampars” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Gellingen dated 1161 (W2951) In 1164 a “frater Hugo cognomento Rampard” is witness in a charter for the abbey of Affligem. (W1881) A charter dated 1186 listing previous donations to the abbey of Ninove mentions the donation of land in “Idrengem” by “Amelricus de Stenhusem ... et Hugo rampart”

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          2. Wouter, A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1155 list donations by “Gilo dominus castri quod Trasineheis appellatur” of goods “sita in loco qui Herlanmoht dicitur” wich was first donated by his father “Hostone”, to wich he adds goods “usque ad allodium illud quod Capella nuncupatur. Preterea aquam de Pietun” witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Plocei, Thomas de Meerbs, et Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Theodericus de Faienh” of “allodium de Obaiz” witnessed by “de nobilibus Godefridus de Orbaiz et Godefridus de Werdene et Gerardus de Giliberceiz et Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Hugo cognomento Ramparz” of “allodium suum scilicet quartam partem uille qui dicitur Auloiz” mentioning “filia sua” with consent of “uxore eius Berta et filio eius Waltero er genero eius Engelberto”, trough the hands of “Phillipi nobilis uiri de Lez” and “comes Namucensis Henricus ipsius ecclesie aduocatus”, witnessed by “predictis Phillippus de Lez, Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel, de militibus Godescalcus de Jodiun et Wedricus” and by “Gerardus clericus nobilis” cannunic of St. Lambert, of “allodium suum quod in uilla Vileir nuncupatu tenebat” with consent of “eius fratre Phillippo de Tinlou”, witnessed by “frater eius Phillippus de Tinlou et Walterus de Nouil” and by “Walterus de Vileir libere conditionis hominem” of “allodium quod possidebat in loco qui Colombina Uallis dicitur”, witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Florinis, Walterus de Noua Uilla, de militibus Henricus de Roseith, Isenbardus de Merlemont, de plebibus Tiescelinus et Fulcuinus de Vileir” (W1699)

            Possibly identical to “Waltar ramar” who is witness in charters for the abbey of Ninove dated 1177, 1197 and 1218(?)

          3. N.N. X Engelbert, A charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1155 list donations by “Gilo dominus castri quod Trasineheis appellatur” of goods “sita in loco qui Herlanmoht dicitur” wich was first donated by his father “Hostone”, to wich he adds goods “usque ad allodium illud quod Capella nuncupatur. Preterea aquam de Pietun” witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Plocei, Thomas de Meerbs, et Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Theodericus de Faienh” of “allodium de Obaiz” witnessed by “de nobilibus Godefridus de Orbaiz et Godefridus de Werdene et Gerardus de Giliberceiz et Godescalcus de Florifuel” and by “Hugo cognomento Ramparz” of “allodium suum scilicet quartam partem uille qui dicitur Auloiz” mentioning “filia sua” with consent of “uxore eius Berta et filio eius Waltero er genero eius Engelberto”, trough the hands of “Phillipi nobilis uiri de Lez” and “comes Namucensis Henricus ipsius ecclesie aduocatus”, witnessed by “predictis Phillippus de Lez, Meinerus de Werde, Godescalcus de Florifuel, de militibus Godescalcus de Jodiun et Wedricus” and by “Gerardus clericus nobilis” cannunic of St. Lambert, of “allodium suum quod in uilla Vileir nuncupatu tenebat” with consent of “eius fratre Phillippo de Tinlou”, witnessed by “frater eius Phillippus de Tinlou et Walterus de Nouil” and by “Walterus de Vileir libere conditionis hominem” of “allodium quod possidebat in loco qui Colombina Uallis dicitur”, witnessed by “de nobilibus Nicholaus de Florinis, Walterus de Noua Uilla, de militibus Henricus de Roseith, Isenbardus de Merlemont, de plebibus Tiescelinus et Fulcuinus de Vileir” (W1699)

        3. Stephanus Duri (1117-1134), “Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis” are witness in a charter by archdeacon Gaucher of Cambrai for the Vorst abbey dated 1117 (W1435) A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) “nobilium ... Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici, Stephani duri, Hugonis Rampart” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696)

        4. Walter Anglici (1134), “nobilium ... Walteri rodestoc et filiorum eius Walteri Anglici, Stephani duri, Hugonis Rampart” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696)


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  1. Walterus rodestoc (1185), In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)

  2. Franco Lupus (1143-1190), “Domina Berta de Anderlecht” donates 32 boenders land between Wolsem and Groot Bijgaarden to the abbey of Groot bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1143, assisted by her three sons “Gerardo scilicet Willelmo et Arnulfo” and two sons in law “Waltero scilicet de Crainhem et Oliuero de Gest” and the husband of her sister “Herardo de Hindingem” among the further witnesses are “Rotardus de Wensenbec, Sygerus de Rosmale, Franco lupus, Iohannes de Larbeke et frater eius Gisikenus, Meinardus de Bruxella, Euerwinus de Scarenbeke, Ingelbertus hebe, Franco pincerna, Gozuinus dubbinc, Herzo camerarius”, to avoid any later quarrel “dominus Leonius cum filliis suis, Bernerus de Morcella cum filliis suis, Gerardus de Sottengem cum filliis suis” renounce all their rights in these allodio, and promise never to oppose the donation (W1964) “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter bu duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Quator fratres de Nothengem Lambertus, Walterus, Gozuinus, Heynricus” donate the abbey of Vlierbeek possesions in the “uilla Merbecca” in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Radbodo de Craienhem, Gilebertus Splentre, Sigerus de Litmala, Franco lupus, Gerardus sororium eorum, Gerardus de Huldeberga, Henricus magetoch” (W1969) “Franco Lupus, Gosuinus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bichardis, Arnoldus camerarius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1172 (W3672) “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) The abbots of Grimbergen and Jette declare that “Willelmus de Craienhem cum uxore sua Hildegarde consentientibus fratribus suis Daniele et Reinero atque sorore ipsorum Hildegarde” sells and donates his part of the dimes of “Menz et Ophem et Lendbosc et Rotden” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter dated 1182, witnessed by “Reinerus Ruscbosc, Franco lupus, Anselmus de Kisenkem, Adam de Grinbergis, Walterus bosc” (W2869) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) “Walteri de A, Franconis Lupi, Gerardi, Heinemanni, Godefridi fratrum de Hildeberga, Walteri de Dekelpole” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Les Gosselies dated 1190. (W 1807) Uualteri boninc” donates land to the abbey of Vorst in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated ab. 1190, witnessed by “Bernerus kaaz et duo filii eius, Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Gillilmus moduaris, Henricus de Stalle, Balduinus et Bernerus filius eius, Reinerus et Henricus frater eius” (W1811) “Elisabeth” donates “allodium in territorio de Cortenbeke in uico qui dicitur Lendlengem” to the abbey of Grimbergen, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191, witnessed by “de Strumbecca Paridanus, miles Willelmus de Alneto, Wichmannus domesdach, Adam et Willelmus praefate Elizabet cognati”, also confirming a donation witnessed by “Franco Lupus, Gozewinus de Sauentem, Arnoldus de Bigardis, Arnoldus camerarius” (W4123)

    1. Antonius (1185-1190), In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) Uualteri boninc” donates land to the abbey of Vorst in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated ab. 1190, witnessed by “Bernerus kaaz et duo filii eius, Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Gillilmus moduaris, Henricus de Stalle, Balduinus et Bernerus filius eius, Reinerus et Henricus frater eius” (W1811)

  3. Wenemar (1150)Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter bu duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845).


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  1. Gisla X N.N. van Edingen, Ego Walterus Brussellensis ... et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donate their allodio in “pedhe” to the abbey of Grimbergen, witnessed by “Desiderius de Itterbeek, Arnoldus de Anderlectis” (W4124).

  2. Leonius °1100/1120 [1142-1164] X Mathilde, nobilium meorum ... Leonis” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627). “Domina Berta de Anderlecht” donates 32 boenders land between Wolsem and Groot Bijgaarden to the abbey of Groot bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1143, assisted by her three sons “Gerardo scilicet Willelmo et Arnulfo” and two sons in law “Waltero scilicet de Crainhem et Oliuero de Gest” and the husband of her sister “Herardo de Hindingem” among the further witnesses are “Rotardus de Wensenbec, Sygerus de Rosmale, Franco lupus, Iohannes de Larbeke et frater eius Gisikenus, Meinardus de Bruxella, Euerwinus de Scarenbeke, Ingelbertus hebe, Franco pincerna, Gozuinus dubbinc, Herzo camerarius”, to avoid any later quarrel “dominus Leonius cum filliis suis, Bernerus de Morcella cum filliis suis, Gerardus de Sottengem cum filliis suis” renounce all their rights in these allodio, and promise never to oppose the donation (W1964) The abbot of Affligem declares in a charter dated 1144 that “Balduinus mendax” sold goods he held in fief of “dominum Leonium” in “parrochia Dilbeccensi” and that werd bailed to “dominus Ludouicus de Arcele” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Bygarden, Franco lore, Alstanus gyr, Geldulfus de Pethe” (W1935) “Leonius et duo filiis eius Antonius et Leonius” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “Leonii de Brusella” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936) magnus Leonius de A” is witness as Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Leonius” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Leonii de Bruxella” signed a charter where “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153. (W1939) “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Leonis de Pollar” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). “liberi homines Loduicus comes de Los, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Eustachius aduocatus, Gozuinus de Falconmont, Loduicus de Dipenbeca, ministeriales Lambertus de Hoy, Arnulfus frater eius, Guiricus de Prato et duo filii eius” are witness in a charter by the bischop of Liege for the Park abbey dated 1156, confirmed by the duke in presence of “Reinerus de Iace, Leonius de Brusella, Anthonius filius eius, Henricus de Adorp, Heinricus pedagogus, Gerardus de Hildeberga” (W1858) Lodewicus comes de Lon, Arnoldus comes de Arscoth, Henricus comes de Gelre, Otto comes de Duraz, Leonis de Bruxella, Willelmus de Birbecha, Renzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberche, Henricus Sneparth, Reinerus de Heuerle, Goscelmus de Holthem, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus” are witnesses in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1143/1159 (W1670).Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Leonius de Pollar” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59).Razo iunior de Aska, Iwainus de Wolueshem, Alardus hardemisple et coheredes eorum” and “Bernerus quoque de Morcele ... filii eius Iwainus et Daniel” seperatly sell goods to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1160, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Leonius de A, Bernerus de Morcele, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Gozuinus de Holthem, Alardus de Baltersem, Henricus magetoge” (W2079) “Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080) Leonis de Brusella, Euerardi de Roauia, Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio, Sigeri de Heuerla, Alstani Gir, Euerardi de Nerischa, Henrici de Netenes, Reinboldi uorbuc, Iohannis de Tumbeka, Arnoldi regis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated 1163. (W1878) Cunrades de Kysenkehem uxorque eius Godehilt ... filiis suis Waltero et Anselmo” donates “allodium suum ... in Sconebuoc et Liftherde” and “Arnold de Asch” donates “allodium suum ... in Bruchem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated before 1164, witnessed by Gerardus de Grinbergis, Walterus de Cragenhem, Leonis de Bruocselle, Henricus de Bunsbecce, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Arnoldus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus, Henricus Snepart” (W1716)Ego Olimpias” donates goods to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden with consent of “Heleuuige et heredibus suis scilicet Hugone et Godefrido” and also mentioning “Arnoldo et uxore eius Oda ... uidua Emera et filio sui Balduino ... Emera et uiro suo Godescalco” apparently trough the hands(?) of “dominus Leonius cum filio suo Waltero” in a charter dated 1164, witnessed by “Arnoldo de Bygardis, Erlebaldo de Pychia et Desiderio de Itterbecca et Alstano chir militibus” and mentioning “domina Machtildis, Gozuinus cosel” (W1879) Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius, Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gozuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890). Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891) domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662) “Walterus de Brucsella Anderlechtensis ecclesie prepositus et aduocatus ... Maheldis filium” declares how “domina Maheldis uxor Leonii de Bruxella in uita sua” had donated “allodium quodam in eadem uilla [Anderlecht]” and goods in “Pithebruc” to the chapter of Anderlecht, in a charter dated 1175, witnessed by “... militum Desiderii et Arnoldi de Oppem, Galteri de Oppem” (W3685) “domina Olimpias” donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden trough the hands of “domini Leoni de A nepotis sui” mentioning “fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” for wich the munks will pray for “domino Leonio, uxori eius, et et liberis eius et domine Olimpiadi” in a charter by the abbot of Affligem for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, sealed by “dominus Walterus filius domini Leonii de A” and witnessed by “Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911)

    1. Anthonius (1145-1156), “Leonius et duo filiis eius Antonius et Leonius” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929). “liberi homines Loduicus comes de Los, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Eustachius aduocatus, Gozuinus de Falconmont, Loduicus de Dipenbeca, ministeriales Lambertus de Hoy, Arnulfus frater eius, Guiricus de Prato et duo filii eius” are witness in a charter by the bischop of Liege for the Park abbey dated 1156, confirmed by the duke in presence of “Reinerus de Iace, Leonius de Brusella, Anthonius filius eius, Henricus de Adorp, Heinricus pedagogus, Gerardus de Hildeberga” (W1858)

    2. Leonius (1145), Leonius et duo filiis eius Antonius et Leonius” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1145. (W1929).

    3. Wouter °1120/40 (1155-1190) X Gisla van Guines, “De procreatione filiorum Arnoldi Gandavensis ... Ghislam etiam de Ag sive Aqua Waltero de Pollario matrimonii lege desponsatam” (Historia Comitum Ghisnensium) Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080) “Ego Olimpias” donates goods to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden with consent of “Heleuuige et heredibus suis scilicet Hugone et Godefrido” and also mentioning “Arnoldo et uxore eius Oda ... uidua Emera et filio sui Balduino ... Emera et uiro suo Godescalco” apparently trough the hands(?) of “dominus Leonius cum filio suo Waltero” in a charter dated 1164, witnessed by “Arnoldo de Bygardis, Erlebaldo de Pychia et Desiderio de Itterbecca et Alstano chir militibus” and mentioning “domina Machtildis, Gozuinus cosel” (W1879) Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius, Desiderius dapifer” (W1891) “domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) “Walterus de Bruxella” is witness in a charter by Wouter van Aa for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey, dated 1172. (W1974) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in “Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) Walterus de A filius domini Leonii” donated land called “Hongersuelt” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter dated 1172. Witnesses were “Henricus de Hascha, Leonius et Walterus fratres eius, Walterus de Bruxella, Desiderus dapifer, Sigerus forestarius, Gerbodo de Wambecca, Hillinus, Wedericus et alii multi”. (W1974) “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Galterus Anderlectensis praepositus” declares that “Lambertus de A” donated dimes near “Obeche” to the chapter of Liege, also mentioning “Euani de Sellecke et uxoris suae Mabiliae” in a charter dated 1174 (W3518) “Henricus de Ascha” denounces all rights to the dimes of “Culreth” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1175, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Gerardus de Sottengem, Daniel de Suinard--, Iuuani de Morcele, Sigerus castellanus de Alost, Hauuel de Ledeberge, Franco ratir, Sigerus forestarius de Lumbeke, Wiricus de Cothem, Walterus de Lede, Walterus runge, Thomas barquenere” (W1895) “Walterus de Brucsella Anderlechtensis ecclesie prepositus et aduocatus ... Maheldis filium” declares how “domina Maheldis uxor Leonii de Bruxella in uita sua” had donated “allodium quodam in eadem uilla [Anderlecht]” and goods in “Pithebruc” to the chapter of Anderlecht, in a charter dated 1175, witnessed by “... militum Desiderii et Arnoldi de Oppem, Galteri de Oppem” (W3685) In a charter dated 1175 “Galterus de Brucsella” donates his dimes from “terra mea de Querbos” to “domino Lamberto Anderlechtensis ecclesiae canonico” with condition that after Lamberts dead is would pass to “Giselberti pueri sui” and afterwards to the chapter of Anderlecht” (W3686) “Walterus aduocatus de Pollar et uxor eius Gisla” donate goods near “Bullenghem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1176, witnessed by “Desiderii de Itterbeca, Paridani de Sone, Walteri et Henrici fratrum de Zamberghen et Balchoni” (W2860) “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius dominus Leonii” declares how “Philippum de Henbeche” sells the advocacy of “ipsius uille de Henbeche” and “duobus molendinis apud Henbeke et super Scarenbeke” to the abbey of Affligem with his consent, also mentioning “Cesarius Philippi filius”, witnessed by “domnus Walterus de A, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderius de Bruxella, Desiderius dapifer domni Walteri” (W1894) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “domina Olimpias” donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden trough the hands of “domini Leoni de A nepotis sui” mentioning “fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” for wich the munks will pray for “domino Leonio, uxori eius, et et liberis eius et domine Olimpiadi” in a charter by the abbot of Affligem for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, sealed by “dominus Walterus filius domini Leonii de A” and witnessed by “Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911) “Euurardus de Roiene, Rigoldus filius ejus, Walterus de Brussula, castellanus et de Brussula, Hugo de Hal” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the knights templar commandery of Vaillampont dated 1181 (W5389) “Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). “Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917). In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) In a charter dated 1185 where the bishop of Cambrai ennumerates the possesions of the chapitre of Anderlecht, Wouter is called “Waltero eiusdem ecclesie fideli patrono ... praedictus Walterus de Aa” listing his donations “decimam uillae quae dicitur Hungersuelt ... molendinum apud Papsem ... apud Pollar ... apud Anderlech ... apud Dilbecca” (W3519) Duke Godfrey III confirms the donations made by “Sigerus de Crainhem” upon his entrance as monk in the Affligem abbey of goods in “Crainhem” and “Scille”, held in part of “Walterus de A” in a charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Walterus de a, Godefridus de Hardigsem, Gozwinus de Lewe, Henricus de Papierote, Franco clutigh de Bruesella, Ywanus de Lewe, Goderidus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Dechelpole” (W1869) “de nobilis uiris Walterus de Ath, Michael et Theodoricus fratres de Birbays, Godefridus de Calmunt, de familia Arnulfus de Walehem, Reinerus et Guilelmus fratres eius, Reinerus de Hawrez, Reinerus de Limal, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Arnulfus de Greis, Guilelmus de Berdines, Guilelmus et Balduinus filii eius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant and his son Henry, confirming the rights of the city Gembloux, dated 1187. (W1788) Gerlach, brother of bishop Godfried of Utrecht donates dimes in Anderlecht and Dilbeek with consent of “Godefridi ducis maioris et filii eius Henrici ducis iunioris et ducisse Ismene”, in a charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Goderidus castellanus, Henricus de Stallo, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus” (W 1873). On demand of “uxoris nostre Imene” Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations made by “frater ipsius Gerardus comes de Loen” in a charter dated 1188, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Dist et filius ejus Arnoldus, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Weinsemale, Willelmus de Bergen et Willelmus filius ejus, Salutarius de Testelt” (W7667) “Galteri de Aa, Arnoldi de Bigardis, Galteri de Holtem, Alardi rape, Joannis pauw, Goswini de Ischa, Hugonis de monte” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 where he confirms donations done by his father “ac uxoris Ismenae” of goods near the Laine river, next to lands of “domini Goswini” to the knights templar. (W7629) “Ego Galterus de Brucsella Anderlectensis ecclesiae aduovatus” gives a charter for the chapter of Liege dated 1189 (W7542) “Walteri de A, Franconis Lupi, Gerardi, Heinemanni, Godefridi fratrum de Hildeberga, Walteri de Dekelpole” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Les Gosselies dated 1190. (W1807) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) The bishop of Cambrai confirms the donation by “Wenemari Gandensi castellani” of the church of “Burnehem” and goods in “Santforde” for the soul of his wife “Lutgardis”, witnessed by “Stephani de Bonlar, Gualteri de Brosela, Alserici de Monta” (W1409) Ego Walterus Brussellensis ... et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donate their allodio in “pedhe” to the abbey of Grimbergen, witnessed by “Desiderius de Itterbeek, Arnoldus de Anderlectis” (W4124). The abbots of Grimbergen, Le Roeulx and Affligem end a disupute about the church of “Lachen” and other goods in a charter dated 1176/80, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Desiderus dapifer” (W1905) Gisla de A et Leonius filius mei” donate property “pro anima domini et mariti mei Walteri de A” to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “Alstanus gir, Ambrosius de Huncengem, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Fonte, Gisel de et Iohannes de Monte” (W1816). Married Gisla

      1. Leonius °1155/1175 (1191-1195), “Gisla de A et Leonius filius mei” donate property “pro anima domini et mariti mei Walteri de A” to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “Alstanus gir, Ambrosius de Huncengem, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Fonte, Gisel de et Iohannes de Monte” (W1816). homines mei ... Leonius filius Walteri de Brusella” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) The peace treaty between Henry I, duke of Brabant, and the count of Gelre, dated 1195, is witnessed by “Leonius de A” (ONB 83). In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)


Leonis, “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) As Leon died before 1168, this charter is puzzling


Leonius, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations by “dominus Leonius ... filio suo Iwanus miles” to the abbey of Jette in a charter dated before 1172, witnessed by “Alardus de Birbeek, Arnoldus stroisele, Henricus Hagene, Gerelmus, Daniel de Hische, Michael, Simon” (W3452)

  1. Iwein, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations by “dominus Leonius ... filio suo Iwanus miles” to the abbey of Jette in a charter dated before 1172, witnessed by “Alardus de Birbeek, Arnoldus stroisele, Henricus Hagene, Gerelmus, Daniel de Hische, Michael, Simon” (W3452)


Lambertus, “Galterus Anderlectensis praepositus” declares that “Lambertus de A” donated dimes near “Obeche” to the chapter of Liege, also mentioning “Euani de Sellecke et uxoris suae Mabiliae” in a charter dated 1174 (W3518)

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Lambertus, In a charter dated 1175 “Galterus de Brucsella” donates his dimes from “terra mea de Querbos” to “domino Lamberto Anderlechtensis ecclesiae canonico” with condition that after Lamberts dead is would pass to “Giselberti pueri sui” and afterwards to the chapter of Anderlecht” (W3686) “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517) In 1195 he gave a charter for the chapter of Anderlecht as it's dean (W3680)

  1. Giselbertus, In a charter dated 1175 “Galterus de Brucsella” donates his dimes from “terra mea de Querbos” to “domino Lamberto Anderlechtensis ecclesiae canonico” with condition that after Lamberts dead is would pass to “Giselberti pueri sui” and afterwards to the chapter of Anderlecht” (W3686)


Everard X Hildegarde, “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517)

  1. Diederik, “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517)

  2. Wouter, “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517)

  3. Henrick, “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517)

  4. Claritia, “Euerardus ... cum uxore mea Heldegarde et filiis meis Theoderico, Galtero, Henrico et filia mea Claricia” donates “curtillum allodii mei in Anderlecht” to “domni Lamberto in eadem uilla canonico” on condition it will pass to the chapter of Anderlecht after his death in a charter dated 1177 (W3517)


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  1. Olimpias, “Ego Olimpias” donates goods to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden with consent of “Heleuuige et heredibus suis scilicet Hugone et Godefrido” and also mentioning “Arnoldo et uxore eius Oda ... uidua Emera et filio sui Balduino ... Emera et uiro suo Godescalco” apparently trough the hands(?) of “dominus Leonius cum filio suo Waltero” in a charter dated 1164, witnessed by “Arnoldo de Bygardis, Erlebaldo de Pychia et Desiderio de Itterbecca et Alstano chir militibus” and mentioning “domina Machtildis, Gozuinus cosel” (W1879) “domina Olimpias” donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden trough the hands of “domini Leoni de A nepotis sui” mentioning “fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” for wich the munks will pray for “domino Leonio, uxori eius, et et liberis eius et domine Olimpiadi” in a charter by the abbot of Affligem for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, sealed by “dominus Walterus filius domini Leonii de A” and witnessed by “Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911)

  2. Heribrand, “domina Olimpias” donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden trough the hands of “domini Leoni de A nepotis sui” mentioning “fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” for wich the munks will pray for “domino Leonio, uxori eius, et et liberis eius et domine Olimpiadi” in a charter by the abbot of Affligem for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, sealed by “dominus Walterus filius domini Leonii de A” and witnessed by “Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911)

  3. Jonas,“domina Olimpias” donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden trough the hands of “domini Leoni de A nepotis sui” mentioning “fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” for wich the munks will pray for “domino Leonio, uxori eius, et et liberis eius et domine Olimpiadi” in a charter by the abbot of Affligem for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, sealed by “dominus Walterus filius domini Leonii de A” and witnessed by “Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911)



1.1.1 Familia around the van Aa


Desiderus, dapifer, 1172, maybe identical to Desiderus van Itterbeek. “Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius, Desiderius dapifer” (W1891) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius dominus Leonii” declares how “Philippum de Henbeche” sells the advocacy of “ipsius uille de Henbeche” and “duobus molendinis apud Henbeke et super Scarenbeke” to the abbey of Affligem with his consent, also mentioning “Cesarius Philippi filius”, witnessed by “domnus Walterus de A, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderius de Bruxella, Desiderius dapifer domni Walteri” (W1894) “domina Olimpias ... domini Leoni de A nepotis sui ... fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” are mentioned in a charter for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus filius domini Leonii de A, Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916) The abbots of Grimbergen, Le Roeulx and Affligem end a disupute about the church of “Lachen” and other goods in a charter dated 1176/80, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Desiderus dapifer” (W1905)


Ysaac, In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)


Wadericus famulus, “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) “domina Olimpias ... domini Leoni de A nepotis sui ... fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” are mentioned in a charter for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus filius domini Leonii de A, Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911) In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)


Albertus savalant, In a charter dated 1185 “Walterus de Bruxella” declars that “Sigerus de Crainhem” donated 15 boender allodium to the abbey of Affligem that were held in fief of him, he also cedes all rights to these goods and mentions that the abbey paid “Rabodo quoque frater predicti Sigeri”, witnessed by “Henricus de Asca et Leonius, Albertus saualant, Walterus rodestoc frater eius Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Disdir, Ysaac, Wedericus, Walterus filius Rabodonis” (W1916)




Burchard, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921)


Henrick niger, “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)


Boudewijn, “Godefridus dei gratia Bruxellensium castellanus” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated 1186 witnessed by “Godefridus de Ouerhem, Henricus de Stalle, Godefridus bolc, Balduinus de Obbrussele, Bernerus de Perke, Soteman de Holar, Gerardus de Beke” (W1868). “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” declares that “Godefridus bole filius Franconis bole” donated part of the dimes of “Scarembeke” that he held in fief of him to the abbey of Vorst where his sister “Claritie” became a nun, together with his brothers “Francone, Arnulfo et Gerardo”, in a charter dated ab. 1190 witnessed by “Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Balduinus de Obrusele, Onin de Monte, Godefridus de Halle milites”. (W1812)


Amand, “Amandus de Brusella” are witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey several places behind Steppo and Walter (W1946).


Frank, “Franco de Brosella” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the Gembloux abbey dated 1131 (W1472).


Diederik, “Theodoricus de Brucsella” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037).


Meinard, “Domina Berta de Anderlecht” donates 32 boenders land between Wolsem and Groot Bijgaarden to the abbey of Groot bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1143, assisted by her three sons “Gerardo scilicet Willelmo et Arnulfo” and two sons in law “Waltero scilicet de Crainhem et Oliuero de Gest” and the husband of her sister “Herardo de Hindingem” among the further witnesses are “Rotardus de Wensenbec, Sygerus de Rosmale, Franco lupus, Iohannes de Larbeke et frater eius Gisikenus, Meinardus de Bruxella, Euerwinus de Scarenbeke, Ingelbertus hebe, Franco pincerna, Gozuinus dubbinc, Herzo camerarius”, to avoid any later quarrel “dominus Leonius cum filliis suis, Bernerus de Morcella cum filliis suis, Gerardus de Sottengem cum filliis suis” renounce all their rights in these allodio, and promise never to oppose the donation (W1964) In a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1152 “filios Meinardi de Bruxella Henricum uidelicet euerwinnum Meinardum Willelmum” sold an allodium in “Ossengem” to the Affligem abbey, the rights to the allodium were also abdicated by “Sigerus Hobosch de parte uxoris sue Yde Franco paruulus Franconis castellani filius Wenemarus de Fossem mulier quedam cum filiis suis soror Manonis de Tiedengem filii Heinrardi keremisse de Bruxella” (W1850)


Godfried, “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857)


Leonius, “domni Leonii de Bruxella” is mentioned in charter by duke Henry II for the abbey of Berne dated 1231/1232, witnessed by “Walterus de Pulle et Arnoldus de Liemale et Theodericus de Engel et Danihel de Merwich” (ONB 159)


Godenoi, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864)


Everwinus, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)

  1. Walterus wincrin, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)

  2. Burchard, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)

  3. Gregorius, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)

  4. Henrick curtibolt, “Euerwinus de Bruxella et filii eius Walterus wincrin et Burchardus et Gregorius et Henricus curtibolt” donate their allodium in “Merxblas”, a fourth of the whole “uille” to the abbey of St. Michiels in Antwerp, witnessed by “Waltero de Melbruc, Arnoldo dapifero, Gerardo de Hildeberge, Renzone de Thildunc, Henrico Curtibolt” whereafter “Sigerus de Marxblas cognomento hardescenkel” donated his allodium, an eight of “totius uille” to the same abbey, to wich his brother “Franco” had already previous donated his eight part”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1179, witnessed by “Gocelinus de Zauenthen, Walterus de Holthem, Willelmus de Birche, Arnoldus amman, Gerolfus, Walen--, Tibaldus, Hanno” (W3091)


Franco clutigh, Duke Godfrey III confirms the donations made by “Sigerus de Crainhem” upon his entrance as monk in the Affligem abbey of goods in “Crainhem” and “Scille”, held in part of “Walterus de A” in a charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Walterus de a, Godefridus de Hardigsem, Gozwinus de Lewe, Henricus de Papierote, Franco clutigh de Bruesella, Ywanus de Lewe, Goderidus uillicus de Louania, Walterus de Dechelpole” (W1869)


Ernoldus, “dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431)


Faiter, “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890)


Anderlecht is a municipality of the region Brussels.


Folcard X Reilende, son:

  1. Siger (1180-1133), “Sigerus de Anderlecht nobilis cum matre Reilende pro patre suo Foclardo et fratre Liberto” donated properties to the St. Trond abbey in a charter dated 1080. (W1367) “Sigerus de Anderlecht” is witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946).

  2. Liebert, 1080


Berta, “Domina Berta de Anderlecht” donates 32 boenders land between Wolsem and Groot Bijgaarden to the abbey of Groot bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1143, assisted by her three sons “Gerardo scilicet Willelmo et Arnulfo” and two sons in law “Waltero scilicet de Crainhem et Oliuero de Gest” and the husband of her sister “Herardo de Hindingem” among the further witnesses are “Rotardus de Wensenbec, Sygerus de Rosmale, Franco lupus, Iohannes de Larbeke et frater eius Gisikenus, Meinardus de Bruxella, Euerwinus de Scarenbeke, Ingelbertus hebe, Franco pincerna, Gozuinus dubbinc, Herzo camerarius”, to avoid any later quarrel “dominus Leonius cum filliis suis, Bernerus de Morcella cum filliis suis, Gerardus de Sottengem cum filliis suis” renounce all their rights in these allodio, and promise never to oppose the donation (W1964) “Ego Iohannes de Anderlecht” declares that “Gozuinus de Helinkem” donated to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, wich took place in the church of anderlecht trough the hands of himself and of “domine Berte” in a charter dated 1154 (W1853).

children:

  1. Gerardo

  2. Willelmo

  3. Arnulfo

  4. N.N. X Wouter van Kraainem

  5. N.N. X Oliver van Geest



Jan, “Johannes de Anderlecht” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden dated 1133 (W1946) “Iohannes de Anderlech” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Joannes de Anderleht Johannes filius eius” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 24-12-1154 for the St. Baafs abbey of Gent (W2293). “Ego Iohannes de Anderlecht” declares that “Gozuinus de Helinkem” donated to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, wich took place in the church of anderlecht trough the hands of himself and of “domine Berte” in a charter dated 1154 (W1853). “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Daniel de Halle” renounces the rights to the churches of “Haldenake scilicet et Berchem” in a charter for the Affligem abbey dated 1169, witnessed by “Gerardus de Brachne, Walterus de Dika, Yderus de Erpza, Iohannes de Anderlec, Albertus, Alstanus gir” (W1892) Son:

  1. Johannes


Arnold, “Ego Walterus Brussellensis ... et amita mea domina Gisla de Aingem” donate their allodio in “pedhe” to the abbey of Grimbergen, witnessed by “Desiderius de Itterbeek, Arnoldus de Anderlectis” (W4124).



1.1.2 van Heembeek


Neder-Over-Heembeek is part of the city of Brussels in the region Brussels. It's located to the north of the city centre.


Classification: none

properties: advocacy of Heembeek, mills in Heembeek and on the Schaarbeek

Vassalage: Several members hold fiefs of the van Aa family and were without little doubt their vassals


Filip, “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius dominus Leonii” declares how “Philippum de Henbeche” sells the advocacy of “ipsius uille de Henbeche” and “duobus molendinis apud Henbeke et super Scarenbeke” to the abbey of Affligem with his consent, also mentioning “Cesarius Philippi filius”, witnessed by “domnus Walterus de A, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderius de Bruxella, Desiderius dapifer domni Walteri” (W1894) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)

  1. Cesarius, Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius dominus Leonii” declares how “Philippum de Henbeche” sells the advocacy of “ipsius uille de Henbeche” and “duobus molendinis apud Henbeke et super Scarenbeke” to the abbey of Affligem with his consent, also mentioning “Cesarius Philippi filius”, witnessed by “domnus Walterus de A, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderius de Bruxella, Desiderius dapifer domni Walteri” (W1894)

  2. Johannes, In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)



1.1.3 van Zandbergen


Zandbergen is a part of the municipality Geraardsbergen, Oost-Vlaanderen. It was part of the Dender-domain of the familu van Aa.


Classification:none, but they were clearly no more then “miles”

Possesions: they had fiefs in Anderlecht they held from the family van Aa

Vassalage: they clearly were vassals of the van Aa family.


Amilius, “Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891)


Wouter, “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981)


N.N.

  1. Henrick, “Walterus aduocatus de Pollar et uxor eius Gisla” donate goods near “Bullenghem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1176, witnessed by “Desiderii de Itterbeca, Paridani de Sone, Walteri et Henrici fratrum de Zamberghen et Balchoni” (W2860)

  2. Wouter, “Walterus aduocatus de Pollar et uxor eius Gisla” donate goods near “Bullenghem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1176, witnessed by “Desiderii de Itterbeca, Paridani de Sone, Walteri et Henrici fratrum de Zamberghen et Balchoni” (W2860)


1.1.4 van Wambeek



Gerbod, “Gerbodo de Wambecca” is witness in a charter by Wouter van Aa for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey, dated 1172. (W1974) “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) “domina Olimpias ... domini Leoni de A nepotis sui ... fratrum suorum Heribarandi et Ione” are mentioned in a charter for the Groot-Bijgaarden abbey dated 1180, witnessed by “Walterus filius domini Leonii de A, Heribrandus, Ionas, Gozuinus de Lewe, Desiderus dapifer domini Walteri, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Wadericus famulus domini Walteri” (W1911)


Sigerus, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)



2. Ducal vassals



2.1 van Woluwe


Three villages are named after the small Woluwe river: St. Lambrechts Woluwe, St. Stevens Woluwe and St. Pieters Woluwe. It's impossible to determine after which this family was named (or if they were all named after the same Woluwe).


Classification: “liber homo” (1168)

Possesions: -

Vassalage: Given their sporadic presence in charters this family seems to consist of low class “miles” in service of the duke.


Gerard, “Gerardus de Wolua” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey I for the abbey of Park, dated 1129 or 1141 (W4037).


Henrick, “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)


Henrick, “Arnoldus de Dest ... consensu et consessu fratrum et sororum” donated the Church of “Dest” to the abbey of Tongerlo in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1163, witnessed by “Henricus de Bunesbeche, Anselmus de Kiscinchem, Gerardus de Benchem, Henricus de Wiliwe, Willelmus de Hesbenne, Willelmus de Birbeche, Arnoldus dapifer et Godefridus frater eius, Gocelmus de Heuerle, Alardus de Baltershem, Symon Bochart, Henricus Hachenne et Renzo frater eius” a following charter mentions “frater eius Amicus” (W1586/87). Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004) “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662)


Geldulf, “Ego Heinricus filius Godefridi ducis Lotharingie er comitis Louanie” enters the abbey of Affligem, donating his allodium “apud Sichne et Rode iuxta Werde” for the memory of “Claricie sororis mee ... fratre meo duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Alide regina Anglie et Ida comitissa” in a charter dated ab. 1140, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera, Heinricus niger de Brussella, Gozuinus clibbinc, Marcilius de Netherisca, Boneman de Werda, Wikardus de Brachna, Alardus de Louanio filius Alardi, Heinricus hornekech de Wlua, Geldulfus de Wlua, Reinerus de Werda filius Bonemani, Onulfus filius Drogonis (W1959)


Symon, “Henrici de Landinis ... filia eius Gerberga uxor uidelicet Gilii de Trasineis” donate “allodio ... in Gehanmont” possesed by “Lambertus de Tangirsart” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Willelmus de Dunglebergis, Ebolus de Birbais et frater eius Ywainus, Willelmus de Craheham, Symon de Wolewa, Arnulfus dapifer, Symon boccart, Alaradus Rapa et frater eius Arnulfus, balduinus uillicus” (W1889)


Jan, “Ioahnnis de Wuwa, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Arnulfi de Bygarden et eius fillii” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, dated 1190. (W1806) “Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991)




3. Ducal family



3.1 the viscounts of Brussels


Franco (1099-1141), in a charter dated 17-3-1099 for the abbey of Affligem, “Franco castellanus de Bruxella” is witness. (W1404) “Rodulfus de Dunglebergis” donates property in “Sellekam” to the abbey of Affligem together with “filii eius Henricus scilicet et Willelmus” in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1107, witnessed by “Arnulfus comes de Los, Walterus de Grimbergis, Walterus rodestoc, Heinricus de Byrbais, Antonius filius Stepponis de Brussella, Rycaldus de Wanken, Gerardus de Landinis, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus dapifer, Reinzo de Tieldunch, Franco de Sclusa, Willelmus et Franco de ..., Walterus de Geist, Franco de Laiz, Reinerus frater eius” (W1424). “Franconis castellani” signed a charter by duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W10472). “Franco castellanus” signed a charterby duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W1429) “Franco castellanus” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “de familia ... Franco castellanus” is witness in a charter dated 16-11-1116 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the abbey of Gembloux. (W1434) “Walteri militis de Brucsella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis” are witness in a charter by archdeacon Gaucher of Cambrai for the Vorst abbey dated 1117 (W1435) “Franco Castellanus” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793) A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) “Franco castellanus” is witness as “domina Ava de Wauera et tres filii eius Sigerus Godefridus Synagon” donate to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant. (W1798) “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921) “Franco castellanus” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919) “Franconis castellani” signed the charter in wich “Duke” Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) founded the abbey of Park. (W4036). “Franco castellanus Brusselensis” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. (W2244) “Franco castellanus” is witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946). Franconis castellani et dapiferi de Bruxella” signed a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry dated 20-12-1134. (W3696). “Franconis castellani” signed a charter dated 1138 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry (W3693). “Franco castellanus” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 (W4610). “Franco castellanus” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958). “Franconis castellani” signed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the abbey of St. Sepulchrus at Kamerijk dated 1141 (W3695).

  1. Franco (1122-1169), A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1122 relates how “Richardus de Sauentem” married Richen, widow of Tyezelinus, and accepted all the heritage of Tyezlinus in Zaventem, after wich Emma, sister of Tyezelinus came and protested, and Richardus and Richen decided to donate the heritage to the Vorst abbey, with permission of duke Godfrey and “domino Lamberto”, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, Emelinus de Melbruc, Walterus frater eius, Franco castellanus, Arnulfus de Sclusa” after wich “dominus Lambertus ... filio ipsius domino Daniel” also donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus rodestoc, et filius eius Stephanus et Hugo Rampart, Franco castellanus et filius eius Franco, Arnulfus pincerna, Gozuinus Louaniensis, Theodericus kip et filli eius ambo, Albertus de Obbrussella, Onulfus et Balduinus fratres, Amolricus Scotto, Tegenradus rex, Geldulfus, Onulfus” (W1795) A charter by the pope for the abbey of Ninove confirms the donation by “castellanus Brucellensis assensu Guidonis et Gualteri de Hesden apud Senefiam” (W3152) “Franconis castellani” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936). In a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1152 filios Meinardi de Bruxella Henricum uidelicet euerwinnum Meinardum Willelmum” sold an allodium in “Ossengem” to the Affligem abbey, the rights to the allodium were also abdicated by “Sigerus Hobosch de parte uxoris sue Yde Franco paruulus Franconis castellani filius Wenemarus de Fossem mulier quedam cum filiis suis soror Manonis de Tiedengem filii Heinrardi keremisse de Bruxella” (W1850) “Franco castellanus Brusselensis” is named in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). “fideles scilicet barones et homines meos ... Franconem castellanum” witnessed a charter dated 1142/1154 in wich Reinier van Heverlee donates property in Egenhoven and Heverlee to the Park abbey, confirmed by duke Godfrey III as advocate of the abbey (W4049). “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) “Franconis Castellani, Ingelberti de atrio, Heinrici pedagogi, Franconis Bolen, Alberti scoiart, Godfridi de Ualle, Heinrici de Stallo” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated after 1-10-1159” Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080) “Leonis de Brusella, Euerardi de Roauia, Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio, Sigeri de Heuerla, Alstani Gir, Euerardi de Nerischa, Henrici de Netenes, Reinboldi uorbuc, Iohannis de Tumbeka, Arnoldi regis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated 1163. (W1878) A charter by pope Victor IV dated 1164 mentions a donation of the church of “Cella” by “Francone castellano Bruselensi” to the abbey of Park (W3165). domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) “Ego Franco castellanus Brusellensis” donates goods that “Henricum de Lewa” holds in fief of him in “apud Cathem” and “apud Strithem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1173, witnessed by “Henrici de Halla, Ingelberti de Nisella, Iwaini de Bigartden” (W2857) A charter by the pope for the abbey of Ninove dated 1178 mentions a donation by “Franco castellanus de Brusella et filius eius Godefridus apud Strithem et Cathem ... Flursengem ... Lots” (W4032)

    1. Fredesuuendus, “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978)

    2. Godfried, see below

  2. Henrick X Lutgarde, a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1160 states that thirty years before “Franco castellanus senior” donated an allodium in “Oldrengem” but that it was afterwards held by “filiis que Franconi et Heinrico reliquerat filiam Heinrici Idam heredem ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda” who now donated it again, witnessed by “Arnulfi auunculi Ide, Arnulfi dapiferi de Oppenthorp, Reinzonis de Tieldunc, Heinrici snepart, Gerardi de Hildeberge, Heinrici pedagogi, Gosceuuini de Euersberc, Sieri et Gosceuuini” (W2081)

    1. Ida, a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1160 states that thirty years before “Franco castellanus senior” donated an allodium in “Oldrengem” but that it was afterwards held by “filiis que Franconi et Heinrico reliquerat filiam Heinrici Idam heredem ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda” who now donated it again, witnessed by “Arnulfi auunculi Ide, Arnulfi dapiferi de Oppenthorp, Reinzonis de Tieldunc, Heinrici snepart, Gerardi de Hildeberge, Heinrici pedagogi, Gosceuuini de Euersberc, Sieri et Gosceuuini” (W2081)


Godfried (1185-1201), “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) A charter by the pope for the abbey of Ninove dated 1178 mentions a donation by “Franco castellanus de Brusella et filius eius Godefridus apud Strithem et Cathem ... Flursengem ... Lots” (W4032) “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867). “Godefridus dei gratia Bruxellensium castellanus” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated 1186 witnessed by “Godefridus de Ouerhem, Henricus de Stalle, Godefridus bolc, Balduinus de Obbrussele, Bernerus de Perke, Soteman de Holar, Gerardus de Beke” (W1868). Gerlach, brother of bishop Godfried of Utrecht donates dimes in Anderlecht and Dilbeek with consent of “Godefridi ducis maioris et filii eius Henrici ducis iunioris et ducisse Ismene”, in a charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Goderidus castellanus, Henricus de Stallo, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus” (W 1873). A charter dated 1189 mentions goods in “Cathem” held of “castellani Brucellensis” (W2883) Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890), “Magtheldis de Allodio ... filli sui domni Egidii de Trasnis” donates “allodium quod habebat apud Euersenghem quod est in parrochia de Okengem” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1197, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Egidii de Trasnis, Henrici de Asca et Walteri frater sui, Godefridi castellani, Arnoldi de Wesemal, Reineri de Iterna et Willelmi de Ledeberga” (W2896) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827) “Godefridus castellanus de Bruxella” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831). “Godefridus castellanus Bruxellensis, Walterus de Campeholt, Alardus Rapa” are witnesses in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Crespin dated 1201. (ONB 93)


Catellani de Bruccella” signed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Averbode abbey dated 1197 (W11705). Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “Euurardus de Roiene, Rigoldus filius ejus, Walterus de Brussula, castellanus et de Brussula, Hugo de Hal” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the knights templar commandery of Vaillampont dated 1181 (W5389) castellanus Bruxellensis” is witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Tongerlo abbey dated 1183 (W1765). "allodio domini Godefridi de Scoten in Percke" is mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the citizens of Vilvoorde, dated 1191/92, witnessed by "Albertus, comes de Danesberge, Arnoldus de Diest, Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grymbergen, Daniel de Crayenhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroeck et Willellmus frater eorum, castellanus de Bruxella, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Allardus Rape, Gosuinus de Zaventinis et Henricus, villicus de Stertbeke" (W4001) “homines mei ... castellanus de Brussella” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Arnoldus de Bigardis, Gosceloi de Isca et Henricus frater suus, castellanus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the hospital of Brussels dated 1195. (W3219)


Gosuinuns, this is an unexplainable reference, “Sygerus de Walierra, Willelmus et Gerardus fratres de Dungelberg, Hugo et Gosuinus filius eius de Andegem, Walterus de Craigem, Lambertus de Notegem, Gosuinus castelannus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Villers, dated 1158. (W166)



3.2 van Wemmel


Wemmel is a municipality in Vlaams-Brabant.


Gozuinus, “Gozuinus de Wambelne” is named in a charter dated 1111 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant as one of his “Baronibus, Liberis ac seruis”.(W1431) “Walterus de Wambele” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793)


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  1. Wouter, A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Walterus de Wemblene” (W1955). “Walterus de Wamblen” is witness in a charter for the Affligem abbey by duke Godfrey II of Brabant dated 1140 (W1958) “Gerardi, Henrici de Watermale, Henrici Magetoge, Godenoi, Alberti Scoiart, Henrici monetarii, Walter de Wanblinis, Leoni qui et Pollar, Ingelberti de Atrio, Ingelberti de Domo, Berneri” sign a charter by duke Godfrey III for the knights templar dated 1162. (W2942) Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004)

  2. Pollar, “Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius, Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gozuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890). Duke Godfrey III confirms the rights of the city Tienen in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “liberi homines Giselbertus de Landen, Henricus Gerardus Michael fratres de Birbaico, Renerus rischebohs, Henricus de Wolue, Gerardus chotten, Alexander de Helenscines, ministeriales Arnoldus dapifer, Gosuinus de Hauerl, Harnoldus de Velpe, Henricus, Alardus, Sigerus, Willelmus, Franco fratres de Baltershem, Galterus er frater eius Pollar de Wanbelne” (W4004) “Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in “Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661)


Wouter, In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)



3.3 van Bijgaarden


Groot-Bijgaarden is a village west of Brussels, the family is always named simply van Bijgaarden. There appears to have been no connection between the family van Bijgaarden, and the local abbey, underlining the rather low social status of this family troughout the 12th century. The charter of 1154 seems to suggest he was a vassal of Leonius van Brussel/Aa. It's only in the third generation that this family clearly emerges as ministeriales of the count of Leuven, so the may have entered his service only then.


Amelrik (1110-1133), “Amelricus de Bigardis” signed a charterby duke Godfrey of Brabant dated 1110. (W1429) “Amolricus de Bigarden” witnesses a charter dated 1121 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1793) “Amolricus Bigardensis et filius eius Arnulfus” witnesses a charter dated 1122 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1794). “Amolricus de Bigardis” is witness in a charter dated 1133 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Groot Bijgaarden abbey (W1946).

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  1. Arnulf (1122-1154), “Amolricus Bigardensis et filius eius Arnulfus” witnesses a charter dated 1122 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey. (W1794). A charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 listing the goods of the abbey of Affligem is witnessed by “Arnulphus de Bigardis” (W1955). The abbot of Affligem declares in a charter dated 1144 that “Balduinus mendax” sold goods he held in fief of “dominum Leonium” in “parrochia Dilbeccensi” and that werd bailed to “dominus Ludouicus de Arcele” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Bygarden, Franco lore, Alstanus gyr, Geldulfus de Pethe” (W1935) Arnoldus de Bygardis” is witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Arnulfus de Biigardis” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1152 (W1850). “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857) Son:

    1. Giselbert Magni X Hermengarde, Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972) “Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100)

      1. Gerberga

    2. Lambert, Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100)

    3. Arnold (1157-1196), “Arnolfus de Bigardis filius Arnolfi” donates property in Kobbegem and Zellik to the abbey of Affligem in a charter dated 1157. (W1861). “Ego Olimpias” donates goods to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden with consent of “Heleuuige et heredibus suis scilicet Hugone et Godefrido” and also mentioning “Arnoldo et uxore eius Oda ... uidua Emera et filio sui Balduino ... Emera et uiro suo Godescalco” apparently trough the hands(?) of “dominus Leonius cum filio suo Waltero” in a charter dated 1164, witnessed by “Arnoldo de Bygardis, Erlebaldo de Pychia et Desiderio de Itterbecca et Alstano chir militibus” and mentioning “domina Machtildis, Gozuinus cosel” (W1879) “filiis Johannis de Torninis Johanne videlicet rufo et fratribus eius Willelmo Engelrammo Balduino et sorore eorum Oda cum filiis sui” donate an allodium in “Selsaten” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of st. Michiels in Antwerp dated 1167, witnessed by “nobilium uidelicet Hermanni de Chuc, Willelmi de Stapela, Theodorici de Hirlar, Giselberti de Tilburch, Arnoldi de Diest, Henrici de Breeda, Nicholai de Doueren, Vastradi de Strinen, Godescaldi de Gelmele ministerilium vero Riczonis de Hauerendorh, clerici Gosuini de Hauerla, Arnoldi de Velpa, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Gocelini de Buc, Nicholai Hout, Gocelini, Bars, Baldewini, Geric” (W3085) domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) “Arnulfus de Bigardis Iherosolimam profecterus” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1168, witnessed by “Leonius Pollar de de Wamblen, Rainerus ruskebosch, Gosuinus pols de Sauentem, Walterus de Bauinkhem, Alardus Rapa, Iwain de Wolueshem” (W1890) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) Willem, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972) “Franco Lupus, Gosuinus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bichardis, Arnoldus camerarius” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Grimbergen abbey dated 1172 (W3672) Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnout dapifer de Rotslar, Arnout de Uelepe, Inierammus de Orbais, Reinerus de Gate, Willelmus de Birbeka, castellanus de Brusella, Walterus de A, Arnout de Bigarda, Gerardus de Grembergis, Walterus bertout, Daniel de Craienhem, Reinerus ruschebusc, Willelmus frater eorum, Henricus de Ascha, Gotsuuinus de Adenghem, Ingelbertus frater eius, Osto de Trasennies, Walterus de Holthem, Gotsuuinus de Leuue, Pollart, Alardus rapa, Gotswuinus de Sauenten, Hawel de Hobusc, Henricus de Scoten” are witnes in the charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant describing the pre-nuptial agreement between his son Henry and Mathilde, “neptis” of the count of Flanders, dated 1179. (W3661) “Arnoldus de Buldincrode et Albertus frater eius ministeriales mei” donate “allodium suum quod in prefata loco Budincrode” to the Tongerlo abbey, whereafter “Arnoldus bouechen et filius eiusdem Arnoldi, Godescalcus et Willelmus cognati memoratorum fratrum Arnoldi et Alberti” donated their third of this allodium to the same abbey, in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1183, witnessed by “Arnoldus dapifer, Arnoldus de Winsemale, Baldewinus tribunus de Lyera, Goscelmus de Sauenthem, Arnoldus de Bygarden, Walterus de Holthem, Henricus poltenyr, Arnoluds hyldeken, Reinerus longus de Winenchem et Godescalcus frater eius, Goscelmus de Hylincrode, Symon de Schinla” (W1764) “de nobilibus Egidius de Duras et Peter frater eius, Willelmus de Birbais, Godefridus et Walterus frater eius et Renerus russebosch, de familia Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleheim, Alardus rape” witness a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Viller abbey dated 1184. (W188) “Sigerus de Crainhem” becomes a monk in Affligem and donates goods in “Crainhem” and “Scell” held in part of “Walteri de A”, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1185, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Henricus de Nothengem, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozuinus de Sauenten, Gosuinus de Lewe, Alardus de Baltersem, Godefridus uillicus de Louania, Thomas barkenere, Sonitas de Kobbengem, Walterus de Dechelpole, sonitas rufus”. (W1917). The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by “Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808) “Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Arnulfus de Bigardis” witnessed a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1200 (W1831). “Euerardus douen et uxor eius Berta” end their dispute with the abbey of St.Michiels in Antwerp about “allodio Epponis de Hockesele” and “Franco de Lis ... cum matre eiusdem Franconis Alycia ecclesie conversa” donate what the abbey had already received from “Gozwino clotingo vel a Godino fratre eius”, in wich “allodio” “Symon etiam vulpis qui predicti Franconis filiam in coniugo tenuit” also cedes his rights, and “Vxor vero eius Machtildis” donates het part in “terra de Bernescot” confirmed by “filiam suam Beatricem” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated between 1154 and 1186, witnessed by “Willelmi de Beerchen, Walteri de Hochem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Giselberti magni, Lamberti fratres sui, Walteri de Campenoth” (W3100) “Galteri de Aa, Arnoldi de Bigardis, Galteri de Holtem, Alardi rape, Joannis pauw, Goswini de Ischa, Hugonis de monte” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1188 where he confirms donations done by his father “ac uxoris Ismenae” of goods near the Laine river, next to lands of “domini Goswini” to the knights templar. (W7629) “Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) Ioahnnis de Wuwa, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Arnulfi de Bygarden et eius fillii” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, dated 1190. (W1806) “Elisabeth” donates “allodium in territorio de Cortenbeke in uico qui dicitur Lendlengem” to the abbey of Grimbergen, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191, witnessed by “de Strumbecca Paridanus, miles Willelmus de Alneto, Wichmannus domesdach, Adam et Willelmus praefate Elizabet cognati”, also confirming a donation witnessed by “Franco Lupus, Gozewinus de Sauentem, Arnoldus de Bigardis, Arnoldus camerarius” (W4123) “homines mei ... Arnulphus de Bigarde An--- filius eius” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890) “Arnoldus de Bigardis, Gosceloi de Isca et Henricus frater suus, castellanus Bruxellensis” are witness in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the hospital of Brussels dated 1195. (W3219) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822)

      1. An--, Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) homines mei ... Arnulphus de Bigarde An--- filius eius” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742)


Egbert (1125-1138), “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921) “Egebertus de Bigarden” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. 3 places later “Arnardus de Bigarden” is named (W2244). “Egberti de Bigardis” signed a charter dated 1138 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant for the Cambrai bishopry (W3693). “Egebertus de Bigardis” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey I of Brabant dated 1138 (W4610). “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662)


Arnardus, “Egebertus de Bigarden” is witness in a charter dated 24-12-1130 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (altough abducted as duke in 1128) for the St. Baafs abbey in Gent. 3 places later “Arnardus de Bigarden” is named (W2244).


Wouter, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972)


Iwein, “Ego Franco castellanus Brusellensis” donates goods that “Henricum de Lewa” holds in fief of him in “apud Cathem” and “apud Strithem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1173, witnessed by “Henrici de Halla, Ingelberti de Nisella, Iwaini de Bigartden” (W2857)


Herman, “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867).


Bernard, “Bernaert van Bigaerden” is recorded as present at the battle of woeringen in 1288 by Van Heelu, and made knight on that occasion (Van Heelu, p.314)



3.4 van Halle


Halle is a town in Vlaams-Brabant, on the river Zenne, 15km southeast of Brussels.


Henrick, “de familia: ... Heinricus de Halla” is witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Reims, dated 1160 (ONB 59). Ego Franco castellanus Brusellensis” donates goods that “Henricum de Lewa” holds in fief of him in “apud Cathem” and “apud Strithem” to the abbey of Ninove in a charter dated 1173, witnessed by “Henrici de Halla, Ingelberti de Nisella, Iwaini de Bigartden” (W2857) A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)


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  1. Hugo, “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Euurardus de Roiene, Rigoldus filius ejus, Walterus de Brussula, castellanus et de Brussula, Hugo de Hal” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the knights templar commandery of Vaillampont dated 1181 (W5389)

  2. Mauricius, “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077)


Daniel, “Daniel de Halle” renounces the rights to the churches of “Haldenake scilicet et Berchem” in a charter for the Affligem abbey dated 1169, witnessed by “Gerardus de Brachne, Walterus de Dika, Yderus de Erpza, Iohannes de Anderlec, Albertus, Alstanus gir” (W1892) Duke Henry I of Brabant donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Godefridus castellanus Bruxelle, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Godinus uillicus de Louania, Boldenoi de Sone, Henricus uillicus de Stertbeca, Godefridus de Halle, Alstanus de Gerolst, Reinerus, Sigerus de Ucclos” (W1826)


Godfried, “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813) “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” declares that “Godefridus bole filius Franconis bole” donated part of the dimes of “Scarembeke” that he held in fief of him to the abbey of Vorst where his sister “Claritie” became a nun, together with his brothers “Francone, Arnulfo et Gerardo”, in a charter dated ab. 1190 witnessed by “Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Balduinus de Obrusele, Onin de Monte, Godefridus de Halle milites”. (W1812) Duke Henry I of Brabant donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Godefridus castellanus Bruxelle, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Godinus uillicus de Louania, Boldenoi de Sone, Henricus uillicus de Stertbeca, Godefridus de Halle, Alstanus de Gerolst, Reinerus, Sigerus de Ucclos” (W1826)


Willem, “Gerardus de Eyke” donates a mill he held in fief of duke Henry I of Brabant to the Postel abbey in a charter by the duke dated 1227, witnessed by “Loduicus de Leuedale, Walterus de Pulle, Willelmus de Halle, Gocewinus villicus de Malle” (ONB 139)


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4.1 van Zomergem


Zomergem ...


Soikinus, “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867).


4.2 van Kwakenbeek


Kwakenbeek ...


Hugo, “Willelmi de Occlos” donates his goods in “Frenerode” as possesed by “pater eius Geldulfus uillicus” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1190, witnessed by “Arnulfus stroiscle, Willelmus scabinus, Heinricus scabinus cognomento monetarius et Franco filius eius, Willelmus, Reinbaldus furbuc, Alardus inquietus, Heinricus de Stalla, Hugo de Quakenbeche” (W1910)


Razo, “Henricus cognomento liuekinus ... soror Henrici nomine Alicia ... Gisla de Gandauo” are mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quakenbeka, Guillelmus de Uclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1915) “Henricus cognomento liuechinus” sells lands to sister “Gisla de Gandauo” of the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated about 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quachenbeche, Gillelmus de Ucclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1914). “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867). Gerlach, brother of bishop Godfried of Utrecht donates dimes in Anderlecht and Dilbeek with consent of “Godefridi ducis maioris et filii eius Henrici ducis iunioris et ducisse Ismene”, in a charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Goderidus castellanus, Henricus de Stallo, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus” (W 1873). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813) “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” declares that “Godefridus bole filius Franconis bole” donated part of the dimes of “Scarembeke” that he held in fief of him to the abbey of Vorst where his sister “Claritie” became a nun, together with his brothers “Francone, Arnulfo et Gerardo”, in a charter dated ab. 1190 witnessed by “Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Balduinus de Obrusele, Onin de Monte, Godefridus de Halle milites”. (W1812) “Gisla de A et Leonius filius mei” donate property “pro anima domini et mariti mei Walteri de A” to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “Alstanus gir, Ambrosius de Huncengem, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Fonte, Gisel de et Iohannes de Monte” (W1816).


4.3 van Stalle


Stalle is a part of the municipality Ukkel, Brussel.


Henrick, “Franconis Castellani, Ingelberti de atrio, Heinrici pedagogi, Franconis Bolen, Alberti scoiart, Godfridi de Ualle, Heinrici de Stallo” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated after 1-10-1159” “dominam Lauretta filiam comitis Theodorici ... Gozwini de Erpe ... Arnulfus de Asca decem cum sorore sua Ermengarde ... Gozwini de Asca” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Leonius de Brucsella, Iordanuis de Racengem, Walterus et Gerardus filii Gozwini de Erpe, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco Lupus, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Gerardus, Wilhelmus, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus montarius et frater eius euerwinus, Ingelbertus et frater eius Bernerus, Willelmus heiio et Theodericus, Reinzo, Geldulfus, Albertus, Walterus de Erpe seruus, Gozwini, Balduinus de Bosco” (W1977) “Rabodonem de Crayenhem assientibus tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele scilicet Raynero Willelmo ... Henricus de Notegem ... Gosuinus haac ... uir nobilis Steppo de Bornhem cum duobus filiis Sigero et Boidino ... cum filia Alicia et alia puella nepte sua” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus de Dist, Henricus de Burbeke, Geroi et Michel, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Giselbertus magnus et Lambertus frater eius, Franco lupus, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Gozwinus de Sauent--, Riczo de Hoftem et Walterum frater eius, Henricus de Stallo, Henricus de Itterbeke, Sigerus de Bornhem et Boidinus, Balduinus de Sanctis” (W1979) “Arnoldus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Riczo et Walterus fratres de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Hugo magister, Michael, Henricus de Stalle” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Vorst abbey dated 1174 (W1984) Henricus cognomento liuekinus ... soror Henrici nomine Alicia ... Gisla de Gandauo” are mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quakenbeka, Guillelmus de Uclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1915) “Henricus cognomento liuechinus” sells lands to sister “Gisla de Gandauo” of the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated about 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quachenbeche, Gillelmus de Ucclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1914). “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867). “Godefridus dei gratia Bruxellensium castellanus” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated 1186 witnessed by “Godefridus de Ouerhem, Henricus de Stalle, Godefridus bolc, Balduinus de Obbrussele, Bernerus de Perke, Soteman de Holar, Gerardus de Beke” (W1868). Gerlach, brother of bishop Godfried of Utrecht donates dimes in Anderlecht and Dilbeek with consent of “Godefridi ducis maioris et filii eius Henrici ducis iunioris et ducisse Ismene”, in a charter dated 1187, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Goderidus castellanus, Henricus de Stallo, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Hulest, Menzo de Molnem, Mauritius, Stephanus” (W 1873). Willelmi de Occlos” donates his goods in “Frenerode” as possesed by “pater eius Geldulfus uillicus” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1190, witnessed by “Arnulfus stroiscle, Willelmus scabinus, Heinricus scabinus cognomento monetarius et Franco filius eius, Willelmus, Reinbaldus furbuc, Alardus inquietus, Heinricus de Stalla, Hugo de Quakenbeche” (W1910) Uualteri boninc” donates land to the abbey of Vorst in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated ab. 1190, witnessed by “Bernerus kaaz et duo filii eius, Franco lupus et Antonius filius eius, Gillilmus moduaris, Henricus de Stalle, Balduinus et Bernerus filius eius, Reinerus et Henricus frater eius” (W1811) A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813) “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” declares that “Godefridus bole filius Franconis bole” donated part of the dimes of “Scarembeke” that he held in fief of him to the abbey of Vorst where his sister “Claritie” became a nun, together with his brothers “Francone, Arnulfo et Gerardo”, in a charter dated ab. 1190 witnessed by “Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Balduinus de Obrusele, Onin de Monte, Godefridus de Halle milites”. (W1812) “Gisla de A et Leonius filius mei” donate property “pro anima domini et mariti mei Walteri de A” to the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated 1191, witnessed by “Alstanus gir, Ambrosius de Huncengem, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Iohannes de Fonte, Gisel de et Iohannes de Monte” (W1816).


Razo, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  1. Wouter, “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) “Henricus cognomento liuekinus ... soror Henrici nomine Alicia ... Gisla de Gandauo” are mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quakenbeka, Guillelmus de Uclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1915). “Henricus cognomento liuechinus” sells lands to sister “Gisla de Gandauo” of the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated about 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quachenbeche, Gillelmus de Ucclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1914). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)


4.4 van Ukkel


Ukkel is a municipality of the region Brussel.


Geldulf X Fredeswende XX Ethelwinde, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  1. Willem X Margaretha, Willem, “Henricus cognomento liuekinus ... soror Henrici nomine Alicia ... Gisla de Gandauo” are mentioned in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quakenbeka, Guillelmus de Uclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1915) “Henricus cognomento liuechinus” sells lands to sister “Gisla de Gandauo” of the abbey of Vorst in a charter dated about 1184, witnessed by “Franco bulo, Razo de Quachenbeche, Gillelmus de Ucclo, Walterus et Henricus de Stalle” (W1914). A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  2. Germanus, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  3. Daniel, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  4. Franco, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  5. Iderus, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)

  6. Geldulf, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)


Bernerus, “Eggebertus de Bigarden” donates his “allodii apud Anderleth” to the abbey of Vorst, in a charter dated ab. 1125, witnessed by “Franco castellanus, Gisekinus de Lewe, Eggericus de Leuue, Franco de Atrio, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Amolricus Scotto, Godefridus nepos eius, Godefridus et Franco fratres, Burchardus de Brussella, Geldulfus de Hucclo, ..., Bernerus de Hucclo et Sisarius” (W1921)


Gerard, “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867).


Siger, Duke Henry I of Brabant donates to the abbey of Groot-Bijgaarden in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Godefridus castellanus Bruxelle, Arnulfus de Wesemale, Godinus uillicus de Louania, Boldenoi de Sone, Henricus uillicus de Stertbeca, Godefridus de Halle, Alstanus de Gerolst, Reinerus, Sigerus de Ucclos” (W1826)


4.5 van Overhemvan Overhem


Overhem ...


Godfried, “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978) “Godefridus dei gratia Bruxellensium castellanus” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated 1186 witnessed by “Godefridus de Ouerhem, Henricus de Stalle, Godefridus bolc, Balduinus de Obbrussele, Bernerus de Perke, Soteman de Holar, Gerardus de Beke” (W1868).

  1. Jutta, “Willelmum roneuinke et fratrem eius Henricum ...Ludo cum uxore Agnete ... Willelmum filium Gerardi Hunrat ... Willelmi filii Geldulfi uillici ... filia ueteris castelanni Franconis domna Fredesuuendus ... Godefridi de Ouerhem quod cum filia sua Iotha” are mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Vorst dated 1173, witnessed by “Walterus de Stallo, Oliuir de Gest, Gozwinus de Sauenten, Gozwinus de Leue, Balduinus de Domo, Symon grendel, Franco filius Salboldi, Teinradus, Teodericus filius Gaine et Walterus frater eius, Godinus, Rodulfus filius Liburgis et Henricus frater eius, Walterus filius Ascelmi durant, Reinerus Ruscebosc, Henricus de Birbeke et frater eius Geroi castellanus, Gozwinus de Heuerle, Walterus de Holthem, Daniel uillicus, Henricus Paruus. (W1978)


Arnold, A charter for the Vorst abbey dated ab. 1190 explains that “miles de Ucclos Geldulfus nomine” had a son of his first wife Fredesuende named Willelmum, and that after her death he married Ethelwidem, and had 5 sons of her, named Germanus, Daniel, Franco, Iderus and Geldulfus. Geldulfus arranged his heritage, witnessed by “Henricus de Halle, Arnoldus de Ouerhem, Walterus de Stalle et pater eius Razo, Giselbertus stumbel et Sigerus frater eius, Henricus liuechen”. After the death of Gelduf Willem and his wife Margareta entered the abbey of Vorst, and donated goods, witnessed by “Walterus de Stalle, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quachenbeche, Franco buolo, Godefridus de Halle, Gillelmus roneuinchen, Escelinus de Berchem” (W1813)




4.6 van Bekkerzeel


Bekkerzeel is a part of the municipality Asse, Vlaams-Brabant.


Sanitas, “Sanitas de Beckenzele” is witness as “Franconem qui cognominatur lupus ... matris sue et fratris sui Wenemari” donates land between Bever and Strombeek to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1150 (W1845). “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)


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  1. Godfried, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) The abbot of Affligem records a donation by the count of Flanders to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarde in a charter dated 1190, witnessed by Henricus de Ascha et fratres eius Leonius, Albertus, Walterus, Arnulfus de Bygarden, filius eius, Godefridus de Beckenzele” (W1808) I do not suspect that filius eius relates to Godfrey here, but rather to an unnamed son of Arnulf.

  2. Henrick, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) “Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981)


4.7 van Strombeek


Strombeek is a part of the municipality Grimbergen, Vlaams-Brabant.


Radulf, “domnus Alstanus presbyter et alius Alstanus nepos eius filius sororis illius ... domni Iwaini iuniorem vero Alstanum nepotem” donate to the abbey of Vorst, witnessed by “Sigerus de Wauera et frater eius Godefridus, Godezo et filius eius, castellanus, et Egebertus de Bigardi, Franco preco et Franco Picerna, Herzo camerarius” and “Waltero de Larbeche” donates land “apud Curengem” to the Vorst abbey witnessed by “Leonius de A, Lambertus de Crainhem, Walterus filius eius Rabodo frater eius, Henricus de Wolewe, Euerwinnus de Scarenbechem, Radulfus de Strumbeche”, all in a charter dated (long) before 1180 (W3662)


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  1. Henrick, Ego Alidis regina Anglie” donates to the abbey of Affligem for the memory of her deceased husband “regis Henrici” and the memory of her husband “Wilhelmi comitis Lincolnie” in a charter dated 1143, witnessed by “..., Gozuine fratre regine, Oliuiro fratre comitis, Alardo flaminc, Eudone filio Alani, Wilhelmo de Sancto Iohanne, Gautfrido de Tresgot, Iohanne de Falesia, Rotberto auenel, Rotberto de Alteriue, Hugone de Cachnesio, Rotberto de Calz, Gosuino nepote regine de Wauera, Adam filio Aluerei, Thoma de Ardene, Gautfrido de Bruncorth, Amolrico de Belofago, Matheo filio Alueredi, Giselberto de Salmiul, Rothardo camerario, Raynaldo dapifero, Hugone nan, Heinrico de Spalt, Francone de Yscha, Hugone roal, Sygero de Wauera, Giselberto de Arda, Waltero traba, Heinrico de Strimbec, Fastrado de Strin, Gautfrido filio Godinii, Gautfrido filio Dunnunc de Hencun” (W1965) Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms donations to the Affligem abbey by “Walterus de A ...Arnulfus Bigardensis ... Henricus de Strumbeka” in a charter dated 1169, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Balduinus de Windeca, Henricus de Asca et frater eius Leonius, Heribrandus de Merbecca et frater eius Henricus, Giselbertus magnus et frater eius Lambertus, Franco castellanus de Brusella, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Alstanus Gir, Godefridus de Beckensele et frater eius Henricus, Ysaac de Ocekerca, Franco bolo, Godenoi de Brusella” (W1864) Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in “Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981) In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)

  2. Willem, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972) “Willelmum de Strumbecka et Heninricum fratrem eius” donate land in “Ossenchem” to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1172, witnessed by “Walterus de A, Arnulfus dapifer, Gozuinus de Heuerle, Pollard Wanbleii” (W1973) Ego Walterus de Bruxella filius nobilis Leonii” donates the dimes he has inherited of his forefathers “apud Anderlecht, Dilbeke, Pede et apud A positam quamque cum domina Hildegarde et nepotibus eius de Sottengem ad diuidendum communem habueram” to the abbey of Affligem, with consent and likewise donation of ”Godescalco de Moreameis nepote mei et aliis coheredibus meis castellano scilicet de Bruxella et filio eius Godefrido, Ingelberto de Adengem et filio eius Hugone”, the donation being witnessed by “Lambertus de Watermale canonicus de Anderlecht, Giselbertus magnus de Sauenthem, Lambertus frater eius, Walterus de Campenholt, Walterus faitere, Godescalcus de Moreameis, Amolricus de Lumbece, Henricus de Strumbeke, Philippus de Henbeke, Desiderius de Itterbeke, Gerbodo de Wambeke, Sifridus de Sirebeke, Rodulphus de Ossemgem” and the charter dated 1173 being witnessed by “Alstanus hir, Henricus de Beckensele, Walterus de Santberghe, Wilelmus de Strumbeke, Widericus de A” (W1981)


Alstanus vogetman, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972)


Wedericus, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972)


Paridaan, “Elisabeth” donates “allodium in territorio de Cortenbeke in uico qui dicitur Lendlengem” to the abbey of Grimbergen, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1191, witnessed by “de Strumbecca Paridanus, miles Willelmus de Alneto, Wichmannus domesdach, Adam et Willelmus praefate Elizabet cognati” (W4123)


Falia, In a charter dated 1198 duke Henry I of Brabant confirms the possesions of the abbey of Affligem, mentioning “in parochia Genapie ... ex dono Ide Bolonienis comitisse et filiorum eius Godefridi et Balduini; ... in prelibata itaque Genapie parrochia quattor bonaria terre Macharius et Reinaldus ... Balduino de Genapie ... apud Ossengem Falia de Strumbeka, Arnulfus de Ossela et Iwainus de Eppengem octo bonnaria allodii eius uendiderunt ... Henricus senten et filius eius Engelbertus ... Henricus de Strumbeca ... apud Lachen Godefridus de Calmont octo bonnarii allodii ... Geldulfus de Ganshoren et pueri eius quinque bonaria de ecclesie Lachensis allodio ... Bernerus de Leuedale et Walterus frater eius in eadem uilla ... Iohannes de Henbeca filius Philippi uendidit eis portionem terre et tradidit per manum Leonii de A de quo eam tenebat. Rodulfus quoque de Ossengem et Theodericus filius eius consentiente Rodulfo iuniore filio Rodulfi ... Adam de Ophem Paridanus et Walterus fratres eius et soror eorum puerique sororis consentientibus auunculis eorum Waltero de Wambelna et Iwaino de Radelgem mansum unum allodii apud Sellecam ... in parochia de Mercten Sigerus Hobosc pro anima uxoris sue ... Arnulfus etiam de Spelt cognomento hircus quattor bonaria allodii apud Cobbengel ... et uxor sua Aua unum bonarium apud Mercten”, signed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis et Arnulfi fratris eius, Godefridi castellani Brussellensis, Arnulfi de Wesemale, Gerardi de Heldeberga, Alardi Rapa” (W1827)


4.8 van Vorst


Vorst is a municipality of the region Brussel.


Godfried, “Godefridus dei gratia castellanus Bruxelle” donates to the Vorst abbey in a charter dated ab. 1185, witnessed by “Soikinus de Somrengem, Godefridus de Halle, Godefridus Bole, Henricus de Stalle, Razo de Quakenbeke, Herimannus de Bigardis, Godefridus de Forest, Gerardus de Ucclos” (W1867).


4.9 van Vossem


Vossem is a part of the municipality Tervuren, Vlaams-Brabant.


N.N. X NN van Wezenbeek, children:

  1. Renier, “liber home Rainerus nomine de predicta villa Fossam” donates goods to the Park abbey in a charter dated 1128/29, also mentioned are “Gillebertus frater eius cum uxore sua Gerberga et filio suo Winnemaro”, “matertera illius Rainero Conegundis” and “Stephanus de Wesenbeca, avuculus illius Rainero” (ONB896)

  2. Gilbert X Gerberga

    1. Winnemar, In a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1152 “filios Meinardi de Bruxella Henricum uidelicet euerwinnum Meinardum Willelmum” sold an allodium in “Ossengem” to the Affligem abbey, the rights to the allodium were also abdicated by “Sigerus Hobosch de parte uxoris sue Yde Franco paruulus Franconis castellani filius Wenemarus de Fossem mulier quedam cum filiis suis soror Manonis de Tiedengem filii Heinrardi keremisse de Bruxella” (W1850)


Arnold, “Iohannes de Cokerul, Henricus frater eius, Sigerus de Longinsart, Willelmus de Liemale, Iordanus, Iohannes Stochel, Arnulfus de Fossa, Alardus de Duin ... Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Sogerus de Liemale, Godefridus de Brucselle, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco castelannus, Laridam de Holar, Arnulfus rex ... Sigerus de Nouile et frater eius Balduinus, Gozuinus de Wauera, Meinzo loiebuf, Robertus moscun, Steimarus de Kenimunt, Otto uinarius” are witness in different instances in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated ab. 1155 (W1857)


4.11 van Wolsem


Wolsem is a part of the municipality Dilbeek, Vlaams-Brabant


Iwein, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852) “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972)


4.12 van Bever


Bever is a part of the municipality Grimbergen in Vlaams-Brabant.


Reingot, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972)


Hugo, “Giselmannum de Bigardis et Hermengardem uxorem suam ... filia sua Gerberga ... Walterus frater Hermengardis” donate the allodium of “Cobbengem” and “Alstanus quoque vogetman de Strombeke donates “para allodii quod domna Maga ... apud Beuerne contulit” to the Affligem abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated ab. 1170, witnessed by “Arnulfus de Bigardis, Franco lore, Theodoricus holebuc, Iwain de Uuluesem, Wedericus de Strumbeke, Willelmus de Strumbeke, Reingotus de Beuerne, Hugo de Beuerne” (W1972) “Walteri de Sottengem” donates “terre allodii sui in parrochia de Dilbeca” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1188, witnessed by “Gozuinus de Lewe, Gisellinus filius eius, Giselinus lir, ..., Theodericus duuel, Gozuinus kunuc, ..., Hugo de Beuerna, Remboldus de Olbeca” after wich problems arose with “Oliuero” who also had rights to this good, and was put in ban, witnessed by “Wilhelmus de Crainem, Reynerus de Crainem” (W1800)


Diederik, “Walterus Bertoldus cum Gerardo aunculo meo et filiis suis Gerardo et Arnoldo de Grimbergis” donate 2 mansus to the abbey of Grimbergen if in exchange the abbey pays an annual sum to the abbey of St. Remigius at Reims concerning a dispute about “silva que Waure dicitur”, in a charter dated 1180, witnessed by “Didericus de Beuerne, Walterus de Sottengem et Oliuerus frater eius, Adam castellanus, Gerardus de Dofle, Goswinus de Eppengem et Paridanus frater eius, Walterus de Harendre et Willelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Bredelachen et Peregrinus frater eius, Lidechinus de Eglengem et Lidechinus de Dedlar, Amelricus de Boxem, Arnoldus hosechen (W7976)


Arnulf, “Arnulfus de Beuerde” donated his fiefs in “Molenbecca” to to the abbey of Vlierbeek upon his entrance there, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Reinro de de Tildunc, Reinerus de Litbecca, Heinricus friman filii eius Arnulfus, Iohannes, Rodulfus, Mauricius frater eius Arnulfus de Guningen”


4.13 Van Pede


N.N.

  1. Geldolf, The abbot of Affligem declares in a charter dated 1144 that “Balduinus mendax” sold goods he held in fief of “dominum Leonium” in “parrochia Dilbeccensi” and that werd bailed to “dominus Ludouicus de Arcele” to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, witnessed by “Arnulphus de Bygarden, Franco lore, Alstanus gyr, Geldulfus de Pethe” (W1935) “Ostonis de Lewa ... cum filio suo ipse Osto” donate goods in “Marcha ... Houen ... Sileka” to the abbey of Grimbergen in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153, witnessed by Willelmus de Birbeke, Gozuinus de Lewa et frater eius Giselbertus splenter, Arnoldus de Vellepe, Godinus de Rotslar, Gerardus de Hildeberg, Gosuinus clutinc, Henricus litimunt, Arnoldus stroisle, Geldolfus de Pedeh” (W4117) “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)

  2. Lambertus, “Arnulfi de Bygardis” donates a forest to the abbey of Groot Bijgaarden, in presence of “domino Leone” and of his “coheredibus ipsius Arnulfi et patruis eius ... Willemus, Sanitas, Sigerus, Walterus, Basilius, Theodericus, Ingelbertus de Atrio, Theodericus coleman, Alardus de Baltersem”, in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1154, witnessed by “dominus Leo, Arnulfus dapifer, Iohannes de Anderlecht, Godefridus de Oppendorp, Gerardus de Huldenberga, Alastanus gyr, Henricus magetog, Fastradus de Bulsis, Henricus Hagene, Eggericus de Marenthen, Hobosch filius eius, Hawel frater eius, Tegenradus liden frater eius Willelmus filius Burchardi, Ingelbertus hebe, item Ingelbertus, Euerwinus sunie, Bernerus catta, Godenoi, Geldulfus de Pedhe, Lambertus frater eius, Ancelmus de Capella, Razo Gozuinus fratres, Theodericus holebuc, Iwain de Wulusem, Godefridus de Beckenzele, Sigerus de Wambeke, Godefridus calch, Henricus de ruskenbruc” (W1852)


4. Nivelles region


1 Nobles

1.1 van Marbais

1.1 vassals of the van Marbais

1.1.1 van Mellery

1.2 van Loupoigne

1.3 van Rèves

3. Ducal family

4. Undetermined

4.1 van Tourinnes

4.2 van Baisy

4.3 van Mellet

5 Vassals of the bishop of Liege

5.1 van Villers




1.1 van Marbais


Marbais is part of the municipality Villlers-la-Ville, Waals-brabant.


N.N.

  1. Machelmus, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensis tell how “Machelmus, Engo, Godescalcus de Marebaco, dederunt sancto Petro in vadimonium pro octo marcis, quicquid allodii habuerunt in Gemblus, in mercato, in silvis, in pratis, in campis, in cortilibus, in molendino, ad 12 armos. Si post 12 annos non fuerit redemptum, semper aecclesia tenebit usque ad Kalendas Octobris sequentis anni. Actum anno dominicae incarnationis 1096, indictione quarta, Kalendis Octobris.”

  2. Engo X Helvidis, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensis tell how “Machelmus, Engo, Godescalcus de Marebaco, dederunt sancto Petro in vadimonium pro octo marcis, quicquid allodii habuerunt in Gemblus, in mercato, in silvis, in pratis, in campis, in cortilibus, in molendino, ad 12 armos. Si post 12 annos non fuerit redemptum, semper aecclesia tenebit usque ad Kalendas Octobris sequentis anni. Actum anno dominicae incarnationis 1096, indictione quarta, Kalendis Octobris.” The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium tell that during the office of abbot Anselm (1119-1136) a “Guilelmus de Marebais et uxor eius Helvidis” confirmed a donation by “Malchelmus, Engo, Godescalcus”, Helvidis being the widow of Engo, and this trough the hands of “Seyheri aduocati”

  3. Godescalc, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensis tell how “Machelmus, Engo, Godescalcus de Marebaco, dederunt sancto Petro in vadimonium pro octo marcis, quicquid allodii habuerunt in Gemblus, in mercato, in silvis, in pratis, in campis, in cortilibus, in molendino, ad 12 armos. Si post 12 annos non fuerit redemptum, semper aecclesia tenebit usque ad Kalendas Octobris sequentis anni. Actum anno dominicae incarnationis 1096, indictione quarta, Kalendis Octobris.”


Gerard, “Lambertus de Maserets et filius eius Thomas” donate to the abbeu of Neerwaver trough the hands of duke Godfrey I, advocate of the abbey, in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by “Walterus de Bacunuuez et filii eius Wernerus et Gerardus, Godescalcus de Jaceih, Sigerus de Orbais, Adelo de Namuco, Gerardus de Marembais, Gerardus de Hauin, Berengerus de Leis, Wilelmus de Martulis, Bouo de Turninis, Iohannes de Geselberceis et sororius eius Eustatius, Berengerus de Glimeneis, Lambertus, Bernardus” (W1835)

  1. Gerard, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium tell that during the office of abbot Anselm (1119-1136) “Henricus de Lopun pro salute animae suae tradidit Deo et sancto Petro 15 bonuaria arabilis terrae in villa Sivirei. Hoc beneficio animatus nepos eius Gerardus de Marebaco tradidit et ipse in eadem villa alia bonuaria. Idem Gerardus, mortuo filio suo Gerardo, permisit aecclesiae nostrae pro salute sua et absolutione filii sui decimam quam de culturis dominicis accipiebat in ipsa villa Sivirei, decimas etiam omnium nutrimentorum quae ibi infra dominicam cortem retinentur. Coemptione, et successorum eorum largitione, nunc possidet Gemblacensis aecclesia silvam et quicquid iuris eorum erat in eadem villa”


Willem, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium tell that during the office of abbot Anselm (1119-1136) a “Guilelmus de Marebais et uxor eius Helvidis” confirmed a donation by “Malchelmus, Engo, Godescalcus”, Helvidis being the widow of Engo, and this trough the hands of “Seyheri aduocati”


N.N. X Judith

  1. Wouter [1147-1160], A charter dated 1147 by the abbes of Nivelles for the Affligem abbey is witnessed by “nobilium Euerardi de Rotauia, Iohannis de Loppuin, Walteri de Marbais” (W1931) The bishop of Liege confirms that “Walterus de Marbais laudante uxore sua” confirms the donation of “matris sue Judith” and adds another donation of goods near Villers, and also confirms the donations by “Anselmus de Hunefes et Engelbertus de Scotel in eodem alodio de Villaria” except a mill held in fief by “Adelardus de Melairiu” in a charter dated 1153, witnessed by “Willelmus de Aioncurt, Paganus de Marbais, Adelardus de Melenriu, Godinus de Basiu, Gozuinus de Falcomonte, Goscelo de Laix, Guedericus de Prato, Balduinus de Tongris” (W3758) “Henrici secundi Leodiensis episcopi” donates the church of “Laiz” and part of his allodio in “uilla de Laiz” to the abbey of Neerwaver in a charter dated ab. 1153, also mentioning “liber homo Heinricus de Laiz”, witnessed by “uiri nobiles Ludewicus comes de Los, Henricus de Lentburch, Godefridus comes de Duraz, Gosuinus de Falcunmont, Gerardus de Bacunweiz, Philippus de Laiz, Gocelinus frater eius, Walterus de Marbais, Sigerus de Wauera, Walterus de Castelin, Balduinus frater eius, Wido de Fontaines, Franco et Gilbertus frater eius de Fontaines, Gerardus de Lerna (W1940-41) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) The Gesta Abbautm Gemblacensium explain how “Lambertus de Corcellis vir nobilis et fratres eius tradiderunt sancto Petro in eadem villa tres mansos; et post mortem ipsius Lamberti tradidit uxor eius Condrada dimidium mansum ... Nec ipsa Condrada tantummodo, set et omnis nepotum eius successio, Gualterum dico de Marebaco, Heinricus de Lupun, Gerardus filius Gualteri, Heinricus filius Heinrici, et quotquot adhuc hodie supersunt de eorum progenie, ita ex tunc et nunc coniuncti sunt fraternitati nostrae ex animo, ut eorum semper apud nos sit pia recordatio et pro eis ad Deum cotidiana oratio, quia liberalitatis eorum beneficio multoties crevit nostra possessio.”

    1. Gerard [1162-1182], “Engelbertus de Scotes” dontates his allodium in “Scotis” to the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1160/61, witnessed by “Godefridus de Breda et Henricus frater eius, Willelmus de Dunglebert et Gerardus frater eius, Gerardus de Marbas, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais, Gosuinus de Hauerech, Henricus magchoc, Gerardus tacon, Firmianus. (W169). “Godefridus de Orbasy, Bastianus de Gurdinis, Walterus sororius eius, Gerardus de Marenbas, Godescalcus de Boninis, Warnerus frater eius, Libertus de Erlizeis, Leonius de Grauu, Petrus de Boueccy, Falco de Floreffia, Godefridus de Ponte, Franco frater eius, Onulphus de Foro, Godefridus pittecot” are witness in charter by count of Namur Henry for the chapter of St. Albans at Namur dated 1182 (W2613) The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium explain how “Lambertus de Corcellis vir nobilis et fratres eius tradiderunt sancto Petro in eadem villa tres mansos; et post mortem ipsius Lamberti tradidit uxor eius Condrada dimidium mansum ... Nec ipsa Condrada tantummodo, set et omnis nepotum eius successio, Gualterum dico de Marebaco, Heinricus de Lupun, Gerardus filius Gualteri, Heinricus filius Heinrici, et quotquot adhuc hodie supersunt de eorum progenie, ita ex tunc et nunc coniuncti sunt fraternitati nostrae ex animo, ut eorum semper apud nos sit pia recordatio et pro eis ad Deum cotidiana oratio, quia liberalitatis eorum beneficio multoties crevit nostra possessio.”

    2. Balduin [1161/2], “Engelbertus de Scotes” dontates his allodium in “Scotis” to the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1160/61, witnessed by “Godefridus de Breda et Henricus frater eius, Willelmus de Dunglebert et Gerardus frater eius, Gerardus de Marbas, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais, Gosuinus de Hauerech, Henricus magchoc, Gerardus tacon, Firmianus. (W169).


Alardus, Henry, dean in Fosses donates the church of “Cella” to the abbey of Park in a charter dated 1162/1164, witnessed by “Alardo et Stephano de Marbais, Lamberto de Goi, Juliano de Pondrelos, Oberto de Namuco, Hermanno de Niuella” (W6079)


Stephanus, Henry, dean in Fosses donates the church of “Cella” to the abbey of Park in a charter dated 1162/1164, witnessed by “Alardo et Stephano de Marbais, Lamberto de Goi, Juliano de Pondrelos, Oberto de Namuco, Hermanno de Niuella” (W6079)


Paganus [1153-1160], The bishop of Liege confirms that “Walterus de Marbais laudante uxore sua” confirms the donation of “matris sue Judith” and adds another donation of goods near Villers, and also confirms the donations by “Anselmus de Hunefes et Engelbertus de Scotel in eodem alodio de Villaria” except a mill held in fief by “Adelardus de Melairiu” in a charter dated 1153, witnessed by “Willelmus de Aioncurt, Paganus de Marbais, Adelardus de Melenriu, Godinus de Basiu, Gozuinus de Falcomonte, Goscelo de Laix, Guedericus de Prato, Balduinus de Tongris” (W3758) Paganus, “Engelbertus de Scotes” dontates his allodium in “Scotis” to the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Godfrey III dated 1160/61, witnessed by “Godefridus de Breda et Henricus frater eius, Willelmus de Dunglebert et Gerardus frater eius, Gerardus de Marbas, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais, Gosuinus de Hauerech, Henricus magchoc, Gerardus tacon, Firmianus. (W169).


Hugo, “Walterum cognomento Gallum” donates “aduocationem quam in territorio de Viscur ex parte uxoris sue Agnes possidebat cum ipsa uxore et liberis suis” to the abbey of Aulne trough the hands of “Johannis de Martines” of whom he held this advocacy, “Johannis de Martines” in turn handing it over trough the hands of “Gerardo aduocato de Tuin” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1169, witnessed by “Gerardus de Tuin et frater eius Godefridus, Walterus de Castelin, Walterus de Curth, Gerardus de Asunie, Arnulfus de Hoyo, Hugo de Marbais, Arnulfus de Nalines, Matheus de Montegni” (W2526)

-> Noot, dit is Marbaix in Henegouwen.


N.N.

  1. Bastiaen, Duke Godfrey III of Brabant confirms rights of the abbey of Brogne in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Gerardus de Birbais, Godefridus de Orbais, Bastianus de Marbais, Renerus et Henricus de Limale, Henricus de Lax, Franco uillicus de Gemblus, Daniel uillicus de Hisce, Renerus de Walhen” (W7972) Hugo de Florinis et uxor eius Elizabeth de Merbes” donate “dimidiam partem terre que appellatur Solisin” to the abbey of Aulne in a charter by Henry, count of Namur dated about 1189, witnessed by “Bastianus de Gurdinis, Gerardus et Bastianus fratres de Marbais, Jacobus de Orbais, Godescalcus et Garnerus de Bonis” (W2612)

  2. Gerard, Hugo de Florinis et uxor eius Elizabeth de Merbes” donate “dimidiam partem terre que appellatur Solisin” to the abbey of Aulne in a charter by Henry, count of Namur dated about 1189, witnessed by “Bastianus de Gurdinis, Gerardus et Bastianus fratres de Marbais, Jacobus de Orbais, Godescalcus et Garnerus de Bonis” (W2612)


N.N.

  1. Gerard, “de nobilibus uiris Henricus de Birbais, Gerardus de Marbais et Iohannes frater eius, Iohannes de Melen” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Villers dated 1180 (W180)

  2. Jan, “de nobilibus uiris Henricus de Birbais, Gerardus de Marbais et Iohannes frater eius, Iohannes de Melen” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Villers dated 1180 (W180)


Henrick, A charter by the bishop of Liege for the abbey of Géronsart, dated 1183, is witnessed by “Albertus de Cuc archidiaconus, Albertus de Lowanii archidiaconus, Petrus de Momalia, Henricus de Marenbais, Henricus de Tonglebiet” (W2543) In a charter for the chapter of St. Lambert dated 1187 “Heinricus de Marebais” does something with the church of “Landenes”, witnessed by “Johannes de Colonia, Heinricus de Dungleberg” (W1169)


Wouter, “Waltero de Marbais” is witness for the count of Henegouwen in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) “Clarembaldus de Altaripa ... Nicholaus de Condato, Sigerus de Danpierre, Walterus de Marbaiz, Jacobus de Orbaiz, Arnulphus de Morelmeiz, Theodericus de Birbaiz, Godefridus de Tuin, Simon de Mosain, Renardus de Strepi” are witness in a charter by copunt Baldwin of Hainaut for the chapter of st. Peters at Namur dated 1198 (W2931)


Vassals of the van Marbais



1.1.1 van Mellery


Mellery is part of the municipality Villlers-la-Ville, Waals-brabant.


Adelard, The bishop of Liege confirms that “Walterus de Marbais laudante uxore sua” confirms the donation of “matris sue Judith” and adds another donation of goods near Villers, and also confirms the donations by “Anselmus de Hunefes et Engelbertus de Scotel in eodem alodio de Villaria” except a mill held in fief by “Adelardus de Melairiu” in a charter dated 1153, witnessed by “Willelmus de Aioncurt, Paganus de Marbais, Adelardus de Melenriu, Godinus de Basiu, Gozuinus de Falcomonte, Goscelo de Laix, Guedericus de Prato, Balduinus de Tongris” (W3758)



1.2 van Loupoigne


Loupoigne is part of the municipality Genappe, Waals-brabant.


Classification: “nobiles” (1147)” dominus (1168)

Possesions: Loupoigne, Arquennes, Feluy, Seneffe (W199)

Vassalage:


Henrick [1125], “Henricus de Loppoun” is witness as “Arnulphus comes de Aderscoth cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulpho” donate properties to the Aflligem abbey in a charter dated 1125 by duke Godfrey I of Brabant (W1919). “nobilium meorum ... Heinrici de Lupun” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey II of Brabant for the Templiers abbey dated 13-6-1142 (W4627). The Gesta Abbautm Gemblacensium explain how “Lambertus de Corcellis vir nobilis et fratres eius tradiderunt sancto Petro in eadem villa tres mansos; et post mortem ipsius Lamberti tradidit uxor eius Condrada dimidium mansum ... Nec ipsa Condrada tantummodo, set et omnis nepotum eius successio, Gualterum dico de Marebaco, Heinricus de Lupun, Gerardus filius Gualteri, Heinricus filius Heinrici, et quotquot adhuc hodie supersunt de eorum progenie, ita ex tunc et nunc coniuncti sunt fraternitati nostrae ex animo, ut eorum semper apud nos sit pia recordatio et pro eis ad Deum cotidiana oratio, quia liberalitatis eorum beneficio multoties crevit nostra possessio.” The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium tell that during the office of abbot Anselm (1119-1136) “Henricus de Lopun pro salute animae suae tradidit Deo et sancto Petro 15 bonuaria arabilis terrae in villa Sivirei. Hoc beneficio animatus nepos eius Gerardus de Marebaco tradidit et ipse in eadem villa alia bonuaria. Idem Gerardus, mortuo filio suo Gerardo, permisit aecclesiae nostrae pro salute sua et absolutione filii sui decimam quam de culturis dominicis accipiebat in ipsa villa Sivirei, decimas etiam omnium nutrimentorum quae ibi infra dominicam cortem retinentur. Coemptione, et successorum eorum largitione, nunc possidet Gemblacensis aecclesia silvam et quicquid iuris eorum erat in eadem villa”

  1. Henrick, The Gesta Abbautm Gemblacensium explain how “Lambertus de Corcellis vir nobilis et fratres eius tradiderunt sancto Petro in eadem villa tres mansos; et post mortem ipsius Lamberti tradidit uxor eius Condrada dimidium mansum ... Nec ipsa Condrada tantummodo, set et omnis nepotum eius successio, Gualterum dico de Marebaco, Heinricus de Lupun, Gerardus filius Gualteri, Heinricus filius Heinrici, et quotquot adhuc hodie supersunt de eorum progenie, ita ex tunc et nunc coniuncti sunt fraternitati nostrae ex animo, ut eorum semper apud nos sit pia recordatio et pro eis ad Deum cotidiana oratio, quia liberalitatis eorum beneficio multoties crevit nostra possessio.”


N.N. Sons:

  1. Jan [1147-1148], A charter dated 1147 by the abbes of Nivelles for the Affligem abbey is witnessed by “nobilium Euerardi de Rotauia, Iohannis de Loppuin, Walteri de Marbais” (W1931) “Iohannis de Loppun ... Balduini fratris eius” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936)

  2. Boudewijn [1148-1168], “Iohannis de Loppun ... Balduini fratris eius” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936). “Hugo pauper, Gillardus de Corires, Balduinus de Lopon” donate an unspecified good to the abbey of Ninovein a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Ninove abbey dated 1153. (W2844). Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054).“domini Balduini de Lopug” is mentioned in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Le Roeulx dated 1168, witnessed by “Gualteri Berto, Gossuini de Aengien, Eustachii de Ruez, Gualteri de Brussela, Balduini de Winti, Robuldi de Crahen, Sigeri de Limale, Petri de Mummebech et Henrici fratris eius, Henrici de Necteles, Franconis castellani, Arnulfi de Bigares, Godefridi de Bechesele, Gossuini qui dicitur libos, Gosuinni de Sauentines, Balduini maioris Louaniensis, Henrici Hag--” (W199)

  3. Willem [1155-1160], Siigerus de Wafra rogatu domne Aue matris sue consensu et donatione Henrici filii sui” donates goods in Oppem to the abbey of Park in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1155, witnessed by “Arnoldus comes de Areschot, Leo de Pollar, Galterus de Crainem, Balduinus et Willelmus frater eius de Lopuint, Lambertus de Notenhem, Arnoldus dapifer, Reinzo de Tildunc, Gerardus de Hillenberge, Henricus pedagogus” (WW4054). “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080)


1.3 van Rèves


Rèves is part of the municipality Les Bons Villlers, Waals-brabant. A remarkable charter is the one from 1178 where Everard van Rèves donates half of the church and dimes of Dongelberg to the Hospitalknights, how he came to posses half of these is unclear, as there was a noble family van Dongelberg, with which we have found no connection. However Everards wife is not known, does the connection lie there?


Boudewijn [1113], “Lambertus de Maisereth” donates half of the church of “Timium” and various properties to the abbey of Sart-Les-Moines in a charter dated 1113, witnessed by “Ebalus Gociliensis dominus, Odelinus de Melen, Arnulphus de Roauia et Balduinus de Roauia, Ascricus de Carnieris, Gerardus de Wais, Johannes de Goi, Bernardus de Veteri uilla, Benzo de Niuella” (W5344)


Arnulf [1113], “Lambertus de Maisereth” donates half of the church of “Timium” and various properties to the abbey of Sart-Les-Moines in a charter dated 1113, witnessed by “Ebalus Gociliensis dominus, Odelinus de Melen, Arnulphus de Roauia et Balduinus de Roauia, Ascricus de Carnieris, Gerardus de Wais, Johannes de Goi, Bernardus de Veteri uilla, Benzo de Niuella” (W5344)


N.N., sons:

  1. Iwein [1148], “Iwaini de Roauia ... Euerardi fratris eius” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936)

  2. Helwig °1080/1120 X Osto van Trazignies, “Hosto Trasiniensis dominus ac eius uxor Heluidis” donated to the abbey of Floreffe “locum quendam desertum qui dicitur Herlamont cum terra inter Pintonem et uiam”, wich is now contested by “heredem paruulum Gilonem nomine”, mentioning “Walteri de Capella ... Walterus de Fontaines ... pater uxoris ipsius Gilonis Henricus et Euerardus auunculus eius”, witnessed by “Henricus de Laudines, Euerardus de Roeuia et filius eius Walterus et Balduinus nepos eius, Symon de Secellia, Henricus de Birbais, Cono de Alta Ripa, Wido de Fontibus et filii eius Walterus, Franco de Fontibus et frater eius Gislebertus, Walcherus de Sillei, Henricus et frater eius Hywenus de Heruethes, Robertus de Carniris et filii eius Robertus, Balduinus de Montibus, Henricus de Nathe” (W2030)

  3. Everard °1110/30 [1147-1181], A charter dated 1147 by the abbes of Nivelles for the Affligem abbey is witnessed by “nobilium Euerardi de Rotauia, Iohannis de Loppuin, Walteri de Marbais” (W1931) “Iwaini de Roauia ... Euerardi fratris eius” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148. (W1936). Euerardi de Roauia et filii eius Rigaldi et fratruelis eius Gerard” signed a charter where “tres ... fratres Heinricus Godescalcus Nicolaus cum matre sua Reinsende” gave their part of the allodium of Frasnes to the local abbey in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant dated 1153. (W1939). “Gilii de Trasineis, Sigeri de Wauera, Gozuinui de Bordeel, Johannis fratris, eius, Willelmi de Lopun, everardi de roauia, Sigeri de Limale, Alstani Gir, Johannis et fratris eius Henrici de Cokerul, Gozuini de Hauerle, Gozuini de Wauera, Gerardi de Hildeberga, Henrici pedagogi, Hugonis de Halla, Mauricii fratris eius, Macharii de Braena” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the Affligem abbey dated 1160 (W2078) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Macharius de Bracna et filii eius Henricus Wilhelmus et Gerardus ac nepos eorum Allexander” donate a mill to the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, dated 1160, witnessed by “Leonius et filius eius Walter, Balduinus de Windica, Willelmus de Loppoun, Euerardus de Roauia, Franco Castellanus, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinricus pedagogus, Franco de Rus, Alstanus gir, Thomas et frater eius Wichardus de Bracna” (W2080) “Leonis de Brusella, Euerardi de Roauia, Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio, Sigeri de Heuerla, Alstani Gir, Euerardi de Nerischa, Henrici de Netenes, Reinboldi uorbuc, Iohannis de Tumbeka, Arnoldi regis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III for the abbey of Neerwaver, dated 1163. (W1878) “Hosto Trasiniensis dominus ac eius uxor Heluidis” donated to the abbey of Floreffe “locum quendam desertum qui dicitur Herlamont cum terra inter Pintonem et uiam”, wich is now contested by “heredem paruulum Gilonem nomine”, mentioning “Walteri de Capella ... Walterus de Fontaines ... pater uxoris ipsius Gilonis Henricus et Euerardus auunculus eius”, witnessed by “Henricus de Laudines, Euerardus de Roeuia et filius eius Walterus et Balduinus nepos eius, Symon de Secellia, Henricus de Birbais, Cono de Alta Ripa, Wido de Fontibus et filii eius Walterus, Franco de Fontibus et frater eius Gislebertus, Walcherus de Sillei, Henricus et frater eius Hywenus de Heruethes, Robertus de Carniris et filii eius Robertus, Balduinus de Montibus, Henricus de Nathe” (W2030) Euerard, “liber homo nomine Euerardus de Ruez” donates goods “in territorio de Dunglebert” to the chapel of Wahanges, trough the hands of “liberorum uirorum Reneri de Jacia et Stephani fratris eius, et Willelmi de Dungleber et Thome de Auincurt” in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1172/1173, witnessed by “de familia nostra Teodericus de Prato et frater eius Guedericus” (W3603) Euerardus de Ruez homo liber” after visiting the holy grave donated “medietatem ... ecclesie de Donglebergh et medietatem omnium decimarum” to the hospitalknights, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1178, witnessed by “Aegidius comes Durachiensis, Balduinus de Bodengeies et filius eius Balduinus, Walterus de Seraing et Balduinus frater eius de familia ecclesiae nostrae testes sunt Theodericus de Prato et Wedericus frater eius dapifer noster, Willelmus et frater eius Godefridus” (W2539) Euurardus de Roiene, Rigoldus filius ejus, Walterus de Brussula, castellanus et de Brussula, Hugo de Hal” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the knights templar commandery of Vaillampont dated 1181 (W5389)

    son:

    1. Rigald °1130/50 [1168-1190], Walterus de Brussella filius Leonii de A” donates a part of his allodium in “parochia de Anderlechtensi”, wich was partly held of his father by “Amilius de Santbergen”, for the memory of his deceased father, in a charter dated 1168, witnessed by “Arnoldus de Ascha et filii eius Henricus et Leonius, Balduinus de Windica, Alstanus, Gosuinus de Leuee, Ricaldus de Rauie, Giselbertus de Sauentem, Lambertus frater eius, Iordanus de Racengem et fili eius Henricus et Antonius, Gosuinus de Adengem et duo fratres eius, puer de Moreilinis filius Arnulfi, Amilius de Santbergen et filii eius” (W1891). Euurardus de Roiene, Rigoldus filius ejus, Walterus de Brussula, castellanus et de Brussula, Hugo de Hal” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the knights templar commandery of Vaillampont dated 1181 (W5389) Henry, count of Namur and Luxemburg, decides that “Balduino comiti Haynoensi nepoti meo” is sole heir of all his possesions, in a charter dated 1184 witnessed by “hominum meorum ... Godescalci de Morelmeis, Alardi frater eius, Clarembaldi de Altaripa, Godefridi de Orbais, Engelranni de Urbais, Godefridi de Ham, Willelmi de Mosain, Rainardi de Argentel, Theoderici de Feen, Henrici de Setrut, Danielis de Crahain, Franconis de Bonefia, Rigaldi de Rauia, Hugonis de Florinis, Egidii de Cimaco, Bastiani de Gordinis, Philippi de Werda, Sigeri de Dumpiere, Willelmi de Nouilla, Winandi de Oscem, Stepponis de Erloncur, Walteri de Weis, Bartholomei de Asca, Willelmi de Unghesiis, Iohannes de Golesinis, Warnerii de Boninis, Henrici de Namecha, Thome de Frise, Godefridi de Jodium, Walteri de Beuena, Simonis de Belran, ... comitis Haynoensis hominum Eustacii de rues, Eustacii filii ejus, Almanni de Proui, Walteri de Lens, Eustacii filii eius” (W1164) Symon de Tymiun miles” leaves on an expedition for Jerusalem and donates to the abbey of Floreffe “quartam partem ecclesie et decime minute et grosse de Tymium” and all his rights in this allodium, in a charter by count Henry of Namur dated 1188, witnessed by “Eustachius senex de Ruz, Hosto de Trasingeis, Godescalcus de Morelmeis, Rigaldus de Roeuia, Johannis de Goe et filii eius Walterus et Arnoldus, Liebertus et Wilelmus de Florifuth et Henricus de Senzelle, prediciti Symonis huius elemosine auctoris frater Philiipus sacerdos de Trasingeis” (W1770) Hosto de Trasingeis uir nobiles et miles ... assensu et fauore uxoris sue Mathildis et primogeniti sui Egidii et reliquorum filiorum ac filiarum suarum” donates goods to the abbey of Floreffe, demanding a mass be held “apud Herlamont ubi domini Egidii patris ipsius corpus humatum requiescit” in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant, count Henry of Namur and count Baldwin of Hainaut, dated december 1188, witnessed by Eustachius de Ruez, Richaldus de Roeuia, Johannes de Milench, Seruatius de Goe, Symon de Tymion et Henricus frater eius, Gerbergis mater eiusdem Hostonis, Nicholaus de Gibecech, Richoldus, Reinerus ruschebus, Godefridus de Calmont, Godefridus de Sombreffia et Jacobus filius eius, liberi homines de familia ducis Arnoldus de Walhehanc et Wilelmus frater eius, Gerardus de Hodeberges et Arnoldus eius, de liberis hominibus comitis Namucensis Clarebaldis de Altaripa et Willelmus frater eius et cum eis Wilelmus de Ugesceizs et Johannes agnus, de hominibus etiam comitis Hainacensis Nicholaus de Barbencon, Johannes cornutus de Haineceol, Reinardus de Stripi, Gozuinus de Tulinc. (W1767) “Ego Godecsalcus de Morialmeis cume meus frater Allardus” did donations to the chapter of Nivelles, reservering the fruits to “Alpaidis ... post ipsam filia mea Beatrix ... et post Beatricem Ide de Jacia” in a charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Theoderici de Birbais, Rigaldi de Rothauia et Gerardi” (W3698) “Gerardi de Grimberga, Arnoldi fratris sui, Gerardi de Jacia, Rigaldi de Rohauia, Willelmi de Lidekerka, Gislardi militi, Johannis uillici” sign a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant for the abbey of Ninove, dated 1190 (W2885) Gerardus de Grimbergis, Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius eius, Galterus de A, Richaldus de Reuehe, Godefridus de Calmont, Johannes de Woluwe, Arnoldus de Wesemale, Reynerus de Heuerle, Arnoldus de Waleheim et Willelmus frater suus, Arnoldus de Bygarden et Arnoldus filius suus, Gerardus de Hildeberghe et Arnoldus frater suus, Alardus ropa, Leonius de Huderechem et frater suus Arnoldus, Rykezo de Diest, Willelmus de Berghen, Rubinus, Reynerus de Lyemale, Henricus de Hugarden” are witness in a charter dated 1190 by the archbishop of Cologne ending a difference between the duke of Brabant and the count of Loon (W1991) Rigaldus de Roauia liber homo” donated a forest he holds in fief of “Theoderico de Goceliis” to the abbey of Villers, but went to Jerusalem and died, and afterwards “filius suus Egidius” acknowledged the donation in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Rogerus de Condet, Walterus de Roauia, Iwanus frater eius” (W203)

      1. Gielishomines mei ... Egidius de Raine” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) Ego Egidius dominus de Trasineis” declares how his father “Hosto” had donated the dimes of Trazegnies to the abbey of Floreffe, but that he had unrightfully claimed them, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “Theodericus de Gocileis, Godefridus de Tuin, Egidius de Roenia, Johannes de Goe, Walterus et Ywannus de Roenia, Bernardus de Melench” (W1704) Rigaldus de Roauia liber homo” donated a forest he holds in fief of “Theoderico de Goceliis” to the abbey of Villers, but went to Jerusalem and died, and afterwards “filius suus Egidius” acknowledged the donation in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Rogerus de Condet, Walterus de Roauia, Iwanus frater eius” (W203)

    2. Wouter, “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Hosto Trasiniensis dominus ac eius uxor Heluidis” donated to the abbey of Floreffe “locum quendam desertum qui dicitur Herlamont cum terra inter Pintonem et uiam”, wich is now contested by “heredem paruulum Gilonem nomine”, mentioning “Walteri de Capella ... Walterus de Fontaines ... pater uxoris ipsius Gilonis Henricus et Euerardus auunculus eius”, witnessed by “Henricus de Laudines, Euerardus de Roeuia et filius eius Walterus et Balduinus nepos eius, Symon de Secellia, Henricus de Birbais, Cono de Alta Ripa, Wido de Fontibus et filii eius Walterus, Franco de Fontibus et frater eius Gislebertus, Walcherus de Sillei, Henricus et frater eius Hywenus de Heruethes, Robertus de Carniris et filii eius Robertus, Balduinus de Montibus, Henricus de Nathe” (W2030)

  4. N.N. (female)

    1. Gerard, 1153


Boudewijn, “Balduini de Roauia” signed a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the abbey of Frasnes Lez Gosselies dated 1148, 12 places behind Iwein and Everard (W1936) “Leonius et filius eius Walterus, Reinerus de Iace, Walterus de Marbais, Willelmus de Loppun, Euerardus et filius eius Walterus et Balduuinus de Roauia, Segardus de Melenc, Alstanus gir, Gerardus de Hildeberga, Heinrcus pedagogus, Hugo de Halla et Mauricius frater eius, Riczo de Balleir, Arnulfus coninc, Nicholaus de Balleir” witnessed a charter by duke Godfrey III of brabant for the Affligem abbey, dated 1160. (W2077) “Hosto Trasiniensis dominus ac eius uxor Heluidis” donated to the abbey of Floreffe “locum quendam desertum qui dicitur Herlamont cum terra inter Pintonem et uiam”, wich is now contested by “heredem paruulum Gilonem nomine”, mentioning “Walteri de Capella ... Walterus de Fontaines ... pater uxoris ipsius Gilonis Henricus et Euerardus auunculus eius”, witnessed by “Henricus de Laudines, Euerardus de Roeuia et filius eius Walterus et Balduinus nepos eius, Symon de Secellia, Henricus de Birbais, Cono de Alta Ripa, Wido de Fontibus et filii eius Walterus, Franco de Fontibus et frater eius Gislebertus, Walcherus de Sillei, Henricus et frater eius Hywenus de Heruethes, Robertus de Carniris et filii eius Robertus, Balduinus de Montibus, Henricus de Nathe” (W2030)


Gerard, “Ego Ingorannus de Orbaiz” declares that “Wicardus de Torembaiz, Gozuinus de Turninis, Mathildis de Lerinis omnes hii cum liberis suis” donate the church of “Torembaiz Sancti Trudonis” to the abbey of Bonne Esperance. They hold the church in fief of “Gozuinus uidelicet de Hauerec, Lambertus de Notengien” who hold it in fief of Ingelran, in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Matheus et Ernulfus de Perueiz fratres, Gerardus de Ruez, Gualtheres de Glimenes, Ernulfus de Bossut, Godefridus et Fastredus de Caluo Monte fratres, omnes milites et liberi homines” (W7691) “Ywanus vir nobilis de Birbaica et uxor eius Aleidis et Walterus filius eius” donate a court and all its rights in “Lensemel” and rights in “silva Birbacensi” to the abbey of Park in Heverlee in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant wich also mentions “dominus de Birbaica prefati Ywani nepos eque uir nobilis” dated 1185, witnessed by Gerardus uir nobilis de Rauia, Willelmus de Birbaica, Walterus de A, Arnoldus de Wensemale, Symon de Outheuerla, Willemus de Berga” (W4062). “Ego Godecsalcus de Morialmeis cume meus frater Allardus” did donations to the chapter of Nivelles, reservering the fruits to “Alpaidis ... post ipsam filia mea Beatrix ... et post Beatricem Ide de Jacia” in a charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Theoderici de Birbais, Rigaldi de Rothauia et Gerardi” (W3698) “Gerard” gave up his claims on a part of the allodium of Bierbeek that his brother “Wilhelmus uir nobilis” had previously donated at the abbey of Villers in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1190, witnessed by “Gerardus de Grinbergis et Arnulfus frater eius, Gerardus de Roauia, Godefridus de Caluo Monte, Arnulfus de Bigardis, Arnulfus de Waleem et Wilhelmus frater eius, Leonius de Dudenken, Marsilius de Belmont”. (W192) “homines mei ... Gerardus de Raine” is witness in the peace treaty between duke Henry I of Brabant and the count of Henegouwen dated 1194 (W2742) Daniel of Kraainem reconciles with the abbey of Affligem in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1196, witnessed by “Gherardi Grimbergensis, Arnoldi fratris eius, Henrici de Asscha et Walteri frater eius, Gerardi de Birbays, Godefridi de Calmont, Wilhelmi de Dunghelberga, Gherardi de Roauia, Arnulfi senescalli, Arnulfi de Walehem, Arnulfi de Bigarden, Reyneri de Litmala” (W1822)


N.N.

  1. Wouter, Ego Egidius dominus de Trasineis” declares how his father “Hosto” had donated the dimes of Trazegnies to the abbey of Floreffe, but that he had unrightfully claimed them, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “Theodericus de Gocileis, Godefridus de Tuin, Egidius de Roenia, Johannes de Goe, Walterus et Ywannus de Roenia, Bernardus de Melench” (W1704) Rigaldus de Roauia liber homo” donated a forest he holds in fief of “Theoderico de Goceliis” to the abbey of Villers, but went to Jerusalem and died, and afterwards “filius suus Egidius” acknowledged the donation in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Rogerus de Condet, Walterus de Roauia, Iwanus frater eius” (W203)

  2. Iwein, Ego Egidius dominus de Trasineis” declares how his father Hosto” had donated the dimes of Trazegnies to the abbey of Floreffe, but that he had unrightfully claimed them, in a charter dated 1195, witnessed by “Theodericus de Gocileis, Godefridus de Tuin, Egidius de Roenia, Johannes de Goe, Walterus et Ywannus de Roenia, Bernardus de Melench” (W1704) Rigaldus de Roauia liber homo” donated a forest he holds in fief of “Theoderico de Goceliis” to the abbey of Villers, but went to Jerusalem and died, and afterwards “filius suus Egidius” acknowledged the donation in a charter dated 1197, witnessed by “Rogerus de Condet, Walterus de Roauia, Iwanus frater eius” (W203)


Everard, “Euerardus de Ruz” donates “ad petitionem Godefridi castellani de Bruxella” a forest in “parrochie de Senefia” to the abbey of Ninove, in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1195, witnessed by “Gerardi de Grimbergis, Arnoldi de Wesemala, Willelmi de Walhem, Arnoldi de Bigarden, Reineri de Iterna et Reineri de Limala, Balduini de Lewa, Faiter de Bruxella”. (W2890)



3. Ducal family




4. Undetermined



4.1 van Tourinnes


Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert is part of the municipality Walhain, Waals-brabant, altough is is possible some of the following refers to Tourinnes-la-Grosse, Bevekom, also in Waals-brabant.


Bovo, “Lambertus de Maserets et filius eius Thomas” donate to the abbeu of Neerwaver trough the hands of duke Godfrey I, advocate of the abbey, in a charter dated 1125, witnessed by “Walterus de Bacunuuez et filii eius Wernerus et Gerardus, Godescalcus de Jaceih, Sigerus de Orbais, Adelo de Namuco, Gerardus de Marembais, Gerardus de Hauin, Berengerus de Leis, Wilelmus de Martulis, Bouo de Turninis, Iohannes de Geselberceis et sororius eius Eustatius, Berengerus de Glimeneis, Lambertus, Bernardus” (W1835)


Gerard, “Engelrandus de Orbais, Henricus de Lacio, Gerardus de Turninis, Gothuinus de Haurel, Franco uillicus Gemblacensis et Walterus frater eius, Guillelmus de Bredinis” are witness in a charter by duke Godfrey III of Brabant for the city of Mont St. Guibert, dated ab. 1180. (W1756)


Henrick, “dominus Euanus de Birbaica ... Aelidi uxore sua et ... filio suo Waltero” donate al his rights to the chapitre of Bierbeek to the abbey of st. Nicasius at Reims in a charter by duke Henry I of Brabant dated 1189, witnessed by “Henricus de Torninis, Gerardus de Aiencurt, Ernoldus de Brusella et milites Lodouicus aduocatus de Hasbania, Willelmus de Birbaica, Reinerus ruschebosch, Arnoldus de Walehem” (W4431)


Folbert, “Folbertus de Hasenberge” donates to the abbey of Vlierbeek, mentioning “Sigero nepote suo”, in a charter dated before 1156, witnessed by “Heinricus de Hasenberga, Heinricus de Milne, Heinricus de Querceto, Balduinus de Turninis, Herro de Tunen” (W1969)


Lambert, “Ermengardis et Nicholaus filius eius liberi homines” had donated all their property to the abbey of Flône, to wich “Boso quidam per Geilam uxorem suam filiam supra dicte Ermengardis” did not agree, to restore the peace the bishop of Liege ordered that half of the goods would be held in fief from the abbey by Boso, wich was confirmed by “Godefridus de Waleue, Liebertus de Fehme et Hubertus filius eius, Balduinus de Heran, Godescalcus de Hareiz, Lambertus et Arnulfus de Turnines, Reinerus de Jaira, Gislebertus de Rosuht, Adelardus et Guilelmus frater eius, Godefridus et Bodo frater eius de Hosenmonth, Arnulfus et Teodericus de Amanio”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Eustacius aduocatus, Gislebertus de Lens et filius Gislebertus” (W4154)


Arnulf, “Ermengardis et Nicholaus filius eius liberi homines” had donated all their property to the abbey of Flône, to wich “Boso quidam per Geilam uxorem suam filiam supra dicte Ermengardis” did not agree, to restore the peace the bishop of Liege ordered that half of the goods would be held in fief from the abbey by Boso, wich was confirmed by “Godefridus de Waleue, Liebertus de Fehme et Hubertus filius eius, Balduinus de Heran, Godescalcus de Hareiz, Lambertus et Arnulfus de Turnines, Reinerus de Jaira, Gislebertus de Rosuht, Adelardus et Guilelmus frater eius, Godefridus et Bodo frater eius de Hosenmonth, Arnulfus et Teodericus de Amanio”, in a charter dated 1157, witnessed by “Eustacius aduocatus, Gislebertus de Lens et filius Gislebertus” (W4154)


Goeswijn, “Ego Ingorannus de Orbaiz” declares that “Wicardus de Torembaiz, Gozuinus de Turninis, Mathildis de Lerinis omnes hii cum liberis suis” donate the church of “Torembaiz Sancti Trudonis” to the abbey of Bonne Esperance. They hold the church in fief of “Gozuinus uidelicet de Hauerec, Lambertus de Notengien” who hold it in fief of Ingelran, in a charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Matheus et Ernulfus de Perueiz fratres, Gerardus de Ruez, Gualtheres de Glimenes, Ernulfus de Bossut, Godefridus et Fastredus de Caluo Monte fratres, omnes milites et liberi homines” (W7691)


Mauricius, “Henricus de Frunuile, Henricus de Werde, Mauricius de Tornines” are witness in a charter for the abbey of Tongerlo dated 1178 (W1752)


4.2 van Baisy


Baisy is a part of the municipality Genappe, Waals-brabant.


Godinus, The bishop of Liege confirms that “Walterus de Marbais laudante uxore sua” confirms the donation of “matris sue Judith” and adds another donation of goods near Villers, and also confirms the donations by “Anselmus de Hunefes et Engelbertus de Scotel in eodem alodio de Villaria” except a mill held in fief by “Adelardus de Melairiu” in a charter dated 1153, witnessed by “Willelmus de Aioncurt, Paganus de Marbais, Adelardus de Melenriu, Godinus de Basiu, Gozuinus de Falcomonte, Goscelo de Laix, Guedericus de Prato, Balduinus de Tongris” (W3758)


Olivier, “Hugonem de Heruing maioris Leodiensis ecclesie canonicum” reconciles with the abbey of Park in a charter dated 1178, witnessed by “Hermanni de Niuella, Oliueri de Baisi” (W4060)


Frank, “Franco de Basiu” is mentioned in a charter by the abbot of Villers dated 1191 (W193).



4.3 van Mellet


Mellet is part of the municipality Les Bons Villlers, Waals-brabant.


Or is Melen meant here?




5. Vassals of the bishop of Liege



5.1 van Villers


Villlers-la-Ville is part of the municipality Villlers-la-Ville, Waals-brabant.


Eibertus X Eremburg, The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensis tell how “Domnus abbas Liethardus emit ab Elberto de Vileyr et uxore eius Eremburge, filiis eorum astipulantibus Godefrido, Arnulfo, Godescalco , 60 marcis quicquid allodii habuerunt in villa Gemblus iure hereditario, videlicet in agris, culturis, cultis et incultis, silvis, pratis, pascuis, aquis aquarumve decursibus, exitibus viarum, thelonei quoque parte sibimet accidente, partemque molendini, cum ceteris rebus predictae possessioni subditis. Haec omnia Elbertus et Eremburgis uxor eius per manum Balduini advocati legaliter tradiderunt sancto Petro”

  1. Godfried

  2. Godescalc

  3. Arnulf X widow of N.N. van Jauche, “Albertus de Tines atque uxor eius Agolendis” donate to the abbey of Frasnes lez Gosselies, “consentiente hoc Arnulfo de Uiler patre Agolendis”, mentioning that Albert belonged to the “familia beati Lantberti” and also mentioning “filius eius Albertus”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1146, witnessed by “supradictus Arnulfus de Vileyr et priuigni eius Gislenus et Balduinus de Iace, Walterus de Tynes, de familia episcopi Robertus et Walcherus de Worem, Teodericus de Uiler, Lanbertus er Arnulfus de Hoio, Balduinus et Liebertus nepos eius de Tungris, Teodericus filius Wederici de Prato, Warnerus filius Heinrici” (W1930)

  1. Agolendis (maybe daughter of previous marriage), “Albertus de Tines atque uxor eius Agolendis” donate to the abbey of Frasnes lez Gosselies, “consentiente hoc Arnulfo de Uiler patre Agolendis”, mentioning that Albert belonged to the “familia beati Lantberti” and also mentioning “filius eius Albertus”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1146, witnessed by “supradictus Arnulfus de Vileyr et priuigni eius Gislenus et Balduinus de Iace, Walterus de Tynes, de familia episcopi Robertus et Walcherus de Worem, Teodericus de Uiler, Lanbertus er Arnulfus de Hoio, Balduinus et Liebertus nepos eius de Tungris, Teodericus filius Wederici de Prato, Warnerus filius Heinrici” (W1930)


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  1. Albert, In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1123 Walterus de Trudeneris liber homo donates “praedium quod habebat in Minori Auernas in comitatu de Steps” to the abbey of St. Laurens at Liege, mentioning that the bishop was the guardian of the domain, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris: Godefridus comes Namurcensis, Arnulfus comes Lossensis, Gisbertus comes de Monte Acuto, Wigerus aduocatus, Willelmus de Lossez, Godeschalcus de Mereleuers frater eiusdem Walteri, de familia ecclesiae: Theodericus de Ponte, Widericus de Prato, Auelinus, Lambertus de Hoyo et Arnulphus frater ejus, Albertus de Villier et Theodericus frater ejus” (W4658) In a charter dated 1131 the bishop of Liege donates a property in “Jehain” to the abbey of st. Laurens in Liege, this was held in fief of him by “Reimbaldus de Jusserim uir nobilis” and of Reimbald by “Henricus de Jehain liber homo”, witnessed by “de laicis Arnulphus comes Lossensis, Wigerus aduocatus, Ebaldus de Florinis, Godescalcus de Morelmeis, Walterus de Barce, de familia ecclesie Thedericus de Ponte, Wedericus de Prato, Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio, Albricus de Vilier” (W7924) In a charter dated 1131 bishop Alexander I of Liege records the granting of rights to the abbey of Brogne by “Godefridus Namuci comes illustris ... que sui militis Gerardi”, signed by “Arnulphus comes Losensis, Ebalus de Florinis, Galterus de Barz, de familia beati Lamberti Teodericus de Ponte, Wedericus de Prato, Lambertus et Arnulphus de Hoio, Albricus de Vileir” and for the count of Namur: “Henricus filius ejus, Ingobandus de Ham et Ingobandus filius ejus, Rigoldus de Wange, Adelo de Namur, Teodericus de Fen et Teodericus et Galterus filii ejus, Libertus de Bossieres, Manasses adolescens de Hirge” (W5577)

  2. Diederik, his name en presence in charters suggests he might be identical to Diederik van Chiny/Argenteau. In a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1123 Walterus de Trudeneris liber homo donates “praedium quod habebat in Minori Auernas in comitatu de Steps” to the abbey of St. Laurens at Liege, mentioning that the bishop was the guardian of the domain, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris: Godefridus comes Namurcensis, Arnulfus comes Lossensis, Gisbertus comes de Monte Acuto, Wigerus aduocatus, Willelmus de Lossez, Godeschalcus de Mereleuers frater eiusdem Walteri, de familia ecclesiae: Theodericus de Ponte, Widericus de Prato, Auelinus, Lambertus de Hoyo et Arnulphus frater ejus, Albertus de Villier et Theodericus frater ejus” (W4658) Albertus de Tines atque uxor eius Agolendis” donate to the abbey of Frasnes lez Gosselies, “consentiente hoc Arnulfo de Uiler patre Agolendis”, mentioning that Albert belonged to the “familia beati Lantberti” and also mentioning “filius eius Albertus”, in a charter by the bishop of Liege dated 1146, witnessed by “supradictus Arnulfus de Vileyr et priuigni eius Gislenus et Balduinus de Iace, Walterus de Tynes, de familia episcopi Robertus et Walcherus de Worem, Teodericus de Uiler, Lanbertus er Arnulfus de Hoio, Balduinus et Liebertus nepos eius de Tungris, Teodericus filius Wederici de Prato, Warnerus filius Heinrici” (W1930) In a charter dated 1143 by the bishop of Liege “Eustachium fratrem meum Hasbanie aduocatum” renounces his injust claims to “uilla Gladuns” that belongen to the St. Laurens abbey at Liege, wich was also done by “Theodericum de Vileir quem ibi fecerat subaduocatum”, witnessed by “de nobilibus uiris Lambertus comes de Monte Acuto, Vuilelmus de Juscerin, Willelmus de Ceunaco, Thomas de Iest, de familia nostra Vuedericus de Prato, Lambertus et Arnulfus de Hoio” (W3280)


Oudelinus X Helindis, A charter by the bishop of Liege for the abbey of Mont-Cornillon (Liege) dated 1124 is witnessed by “laici nobiles et principes comes Namurcensis Godefridus, comes Otto de Ciney” furthermore describing a donation by “camerarius noster Oudelinus de Villeir ... uxor eius Helindis” and “aduocatus Wigerus” and “Lambertus de Mosa”, with an addition witnessed by “laici comes Arnulphus de Los, comes Lambertus, Wigerus aduocatus, Wigerus de Til, Wedericus de Prato” (W516)


Framericus, In a charter dated 1131 the bishop of Liege records a donation by “Bouo” to the abbey of Kastert, witnessed by “ex laicis dux Gualerannus Lotharingie, Godefridus Namucensis comes, Gosceuuinus de Falconmont, Gerardus de Landenes et filius