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It seems highly likely that the witness to documents known by the Breton name of Juhel (Judhaël or Judicaël) is the same person as another witness known under the Frankish name Bérenger and the Life and translation of St Gildas written in the middle of the eleventh century confirms he was known by both names.
His first definite mention in a document, as Bérenger is dated to 944 but he could be the signatory to earlier documents as well. He signed under Juhael in about 950 and several times under various names in the later 950's. Bérenger and his son Conan are named in a Papal Letter of Pope John XIII (reigned 965-972), dated to about 970, and it seems he had definitely died before 16 August 979 when his son Conan was at the court of Count Eudes of Chartres.
Judicaël "Juhael" (d. 970 or by 979), Comte de Rennes, witnessed charters of Alan II, Duke of Brittany, and on the latter's death apparently fell under the control of Wicohen, Archbishop of Dol. Later sources report the rescue of Judicael and his (unnamed) wife by his son Conan I. He appears to have been dead by 979, when his son was at the court of Odo I, Count of Blois.
An eleventh century collection of Angevin genealogies names Bérenger as the son of Pascwethen, the son of Alain I the Grand, King of Brittany. This is Baldwin's preferred option.
The other possibility is that he is the son of another Count Bérenger or that Bérengar and Juhel are father and son, rather than the same. This option is preferred by Cawley, who also gives an unnamed daughter of Gurvand, Duc de Bretagne as Judicaël's mother. But as Cawley notes, this is based on a much later publication (Histoire de Bretagne, by A. Le Moyne de la Borderie, published 1898) that doesn't cite any primary documents.
There have been various attempts to identify Bérenger the father, with various men of the period, but there is no reliable evidence for any of these conjectures. Including a recent hypothesis that Juhael Bérenger is the grandson of Bérenger II de Bayeux, Marquis de Neustria
Several Ancestry.com family trees have Berenger de Bayeux and his wife Judith de Rennes as his parents but there seems to be no evidence Judith de Rennes existed.
Disputed Father: Count Berengar vs. Pascwetan the younger
Conflicting accounts either make him son and successor to a count Berenger (sometimes Berengar of Rennes, sometimes with that man's supposed maternal grandson of the same name) and a daughter of Gurvand, Duke of Brittany. Another 11th-century collection of Angevin genealogies shows him to be son of Pascweten, son of Alan I, joint duke of Brittany.
Gerberga or Gerberge is listed as his wife in several sources, but although Gerberge married a man named Bérenger, there seems to be no evidence to equate him with Juhel Bérenger.
He was definitely the father of;
And possibly the father of:
There is an extensive commentary about this person, and his origins and possible family relationships on The Henry Project website. Please view this document before making any changes
"According to an 11th-century genealogy composed for the Count of Anjou, Alan I's son, Pascweten the Younger, was the father of Judicael Berengar, whose son was Conan I, Duke of Brittany, founder of the House of Rennes" (Wikipedia 04 Feb 2016). ... Cawley (2006, disagrees, naming no spouse or children for Pascwethen. He further states that Judicael, Comte de Rennes was the the son of Berengar, whose parents are UNKNOWN. The Henry Project, however, debates the possibility that Pascweten the Younger is the father of Juhel Berenger, but makes no confirmation of lineage.
m. (unproven) Gerberge UNKNOWN. Issue: 3.
<ref>tag; invalid names, e.g. too many
N1. At best his father is uncertain and it is more likely they are unrelated. I have changed the LNAB of this profile back to Rennes, please don't change it to Bayeaux without further discussion
N2. Note: ref: Wikipedia (05 May 10)
Judicael alias Berengar was Count of Rennes in the mid-to-late 10th century. There are conflicting accounts of his parentage, one popular solution making him son and successor to a count Berenger (sometimes identified with Berengar of Rennes, sometimes with that man's supposed maternal grandson of the same name) by a daughter of Gurvand, Duke of Brittany. However, an 11th century collection of Anjevin genealogies shows him to be son of Pascweten, son of Alan I, King of Brittany.
He is first documented as count in 944. He witnessed charters of Alan II, Duke of Brittany, and on the latter's death apparently fell under the control of Wicohen, Archbishop of Dol, later sources reporting the rescue of Judicael and his (unnamed) wife by son Conan. He appears to have been dead by 979, when his son was at the court of Odo I, Count of Blois.
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