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Isabelle de Meulan

Female Abt 148 - 1220  (~ 107 years)


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  • Name Isabelle de Meulan 
    Born Abt 148 
    Gender Female 
    History About 1161 Isabelle became the second wife of Geoffroy II, sire de Mayenne, son of Juhael I, sire de Mayenne, and Clémence de Ponthieu. Their two children Juhael II and Clémence would both have progeny. Geoffroy died in 1169. In 1170 Isabelle, aged about twenty-two, married Maurice II, sire de Craon, son of Hugues I, sire de Craon, and Marquise de Vitré. They had seven children, of whom Amaury, Avoise and Agnès would have progeny. Amaury married Jeanne des Roches, the daughter of his half-niece Marguerite, dame de Sablé, whose maternal grandmother Clémence was Isabelle\'s daughter from her first marriage. This meant that Isabelle\'s daughter-in-law was also her great-granddaughter.   [1
    History Isabelle de Meulan, Dame de Mayenne, Dame de Craon (c. 1148 – 10 May 1220) was a French noblewoman, being the daughter of Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, Count of Meulan. Isabelle married twice;[1] firstly to Geoffroy, Seigneur de Mayenne, and secondly to Maurice II, Sire de Craon. Her eldest son Juhel III de Mayenne was a celebrated Crusader.
    Family[edit]
    Isabelle was born in about 1148, the eldest daughter of Waleran de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Worcester, Count of Meulan, and Agnès de Montfort, Dame de Gournay-sur-Marne. She had six brothers and two younger sisters. Her father was a powerful Norman magnate with much wealth and political influence. Her paternal grandparents were Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester and Elisabeth de Vermandois, and her maternal grandparents were Amaury III de Montfort, Count of Evreux, and Agnès de Garlande, daughter of Anseau de Garlande, Count of Rochefort, and Beatrice de Montlhery.

    Marriages and issue[edit]
    In 1161 Isabelle married her first husband.[2] He was Geoffroy, Seigneur de Mayenne whose first wife Constance of Brittany had died in 1148, leaving him with one daughter, Mathilde.[3] Together Geoffroy and Isabelle had two children:

    Clémence de Mayenne (died before 1209), married Robert de Sablé, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, by whom she had three children including Marguerite de Sablé, Dame de Sablé.
    Juhel III, Seigneur de Mayenne (1168 – 12 April 1220), married Gervaise de Vitré, by whom he had three children. A celebrated Crusader, he was killed in battle in 1220 at the age of fifty-two.
    Geoffroy died in 1169. Isabelle, aged about twenty-two, married secondly in 1170 Maurice II, Sire de Craon, the son of Hughes I, Sire de Craon. Together they had seven children:

    Avoise de Craon (died 1230), married Guy of Laval and Yves Le Franc.
    Maurice III, Sire de Craon (died after 1224), married and fathered two sons.
    Pierre de Craon (died before 1206)
    Philippe de Craon (died young)
    Amaury I, Sire de Craon (1175–1226), married Jeanne des Roches, the daughter of his half-niece, Marguerite de Sablé, by whom he had three children including Isabelle de Craon. This meant that Isabelle de Meulan\'s daughter-in-law was also her great-granddaughter.
    Constance de Craon, a nun at the Abbey of Clarei
    Agnes de Craon
    Isabelle was appointed guardian of Maurice\'s lands and their children when he left for Jerusalem on Crusade.[4] The Gesta Guillelm Majoris Andegavensis Episcopi names Isabelle among those present at the burial of the Bishop Guillaume on an unknown date during the reign of King Philip II of France.[4]

    Her husband died 12 July 1196. Isabelle herself died on 10 May 1220 at the age of about seventy-two years. Her death occurred just a month after the death in battle of her eldest son, Juhel. She was buried in Savigny.  [2
    Died 10 May 1220 
    Person ID I3109  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 

    Father Galeran IV de Beaumont, Comte de Meulan-sur-Seine, 1st Earl of Worcester,   b. 1104,   d. Apr 1166, Preaux Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Agnes de Montfort, Dame de Gournay-sur-Mame,   d. 10 Dec 1181 
    Married 1142 
    Family ID F2037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maurice II, Sire de Craon,   d. 12 Jul 1196 
    Married Abt 1170 
    Children 
    +1. Amaury I, Sire de Craon,   d. 12 May 1226
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00124710&tree=LEO.

    2. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_de_Meulan.