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Amaury (Hainaut) de Montfort (abt. 0930 - aft. 0973)

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Amaury de Montfort formerly Hainaut aka van Henegouwen
Born about in Evreux, Eure, Normandy, Francemap
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Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Montfort Sur Risle, Eure, Normandie, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jan 2018
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Everything about this person is highly uncertain. The general idea is that his supposed grandson also named Amaury is a relative of the Reginar family of Hainaut.

Stewart Baldwin:

According to the History of the Bishops of Cambrai, written about 1041, Amaury, a count from the region (pagus) of Hainaut (not count of Hainaut, as sometimes stated), who was married to a daughter of Isaac, count of Cambrai, was related to his wife within a prohibited degree, and was therefore divorced from his wife by Fulbert, bishop of Cambrai (934-956), possibly about 950 ["Alter itidem comes ex pago Hainou, Amulricus nomine, vir genere nobilissimus et iuxta secularis gloriae pompam fortunatissimus, filiam Isaac aeque comitis prefati duxit uxorem. Multis autem internoscentibus atque deferentibus conperiens Fulbertus episcopus, eos, sponsum videlicet et sponsam, proximae cognitionis consanguinitate propinquos et ideo contra legem copulatos, facto consilio canonice ab invicem seiunxit, datoque poenitentiae modo, hoc tantum scelus admissum expiari precepit." Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium, i, 74, MGH SS 7: 427; the notice appears in the history immediately after an act of Otto I dated 30 April 947, and immediately before an account of the Hungarian invasion in 953]. Amaury (Amelricus) appears with a count Richizo in an act of the emperor Otto I dated 12 February 973 ["... fidelissimorum nostrorum Richizonis atque Amelrici comitum interventu ..." MGH DD O I 579 (#426)]. Duvivier suggested that Amaury was count in the eastern part of the pagus of Hainaut [Duvivier (1865), 91]. Vanderkindere offers the theory that Amaury was count of Valenciennes [Vanderkindere (1902), 71-3, 88 (table)]. Neither mentioned a possible connection of count Amaury with Guillaume de Hainaut or Amaury de Montfort.
The suggestion that Amaury was the father of Guillaume de Hainaut has no strong basis, but is a conjecture based partly on the supposed connection of both Amaury and Guillaume with Hainaut and partly on the name Amaury. The conjecture is plausible enough, but falls far short of proof.

Concerning the line further back, MEDLANDS does give apparently one source which would make this Amaury (or someone in his position in the family tree) the son of Reinier II. Under Amaury's supposed son Guillaume of Hainaut, he Cawley writes:

Dion suggests that he was a cousin of Reginar [IV] Comte de Hainaut

The citation is to Dion ‘Le Château de Montfort’, Tome I (1873), p. 122.


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On 11 Jan 2018 at 21:20 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

LNAB should maybe be Hainaut still, and only become Montfort at grandson?

On 24 May 2017 at 17:01 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Hainaut deMontfort-1 and Montfort-28 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse.

On 28 Mar 2013 at 03:51 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

There appears to be no evidence that Robert I and Beatrice had a son Amaury. Here is the FMG info for Robert:

Amaury is 36 degrees from Rosa Parks, 32 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 24 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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