Renauld de Courtenay was the son of Milo de Courtenay and Ermengarde of Nevers. His mother was the granddaughter of William of Nevers, the grandson of Robert II of France and Constance of Arles, through their daughter Advisa.
He set out for Palestine, 1147, with King Louis VII, of France, but he returned before the King. When his older brothers died, he succeeded to the paternal inheritance. He was among those who vindicated Eleanor, wife of Louis VII (and later Henry II of England), who was accused of infidelity while she was with Louis VII in the Holy Land. King Louis VII seized the lands of Renaud in retaliation.
Renaud, while still in France, married Helvis, a sister of Gui du Donjon, who was one of the most famous knights of that age, who descended from the ancient Counts of Corbeil. They are the parents of Renaud de Courtenay, married to Hawise, and Elizabeth or Isabella, married Peter of France, youngest son of Louis "le Gros," King of France.
Milo de Courtenay (1068 - 1127)
Ermengarde De Nevers De Courtenay (1073 - 1095)
Renauld de Courtenay (____ - 1194)*
Elizabeth De Courtenay (1127 - 1205)*
Renauld de Courtenay (____ - 1164)
Guilliaume De Courtenay (1098 - 1147)*
Note: Forde Abbey was in Devon until 1842, when it passed to Dorset, and is now within the limits of Chard, Somerset. Find A Grave contributor Todd Whitesides
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