Renaud de Courtenay
- Born: Cir 1105, Courtenay, Loiret, France
- Marriage: Helvis de Donjon 141,160
- Died: After 1164, Devonshire, England 141,855
- Buried: After 1164, Ford Abbey, Devonshire, England 855
Another name for Renaud was Reginald de Courteney.
~Deanery of Bicester, Part II, " History of Bicester, its town and Priory," p.4, calls him the grandson of Lewis le Gross, King of France. he held Waddesdon in Bucks sometime during the reign of henr II. Ob. 5 Cal. Oct 1194, buried in ford Abbey, Devon. 855
K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, Vol. II, Rainald de Curtenay, p. 429
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 108:25, 138:25, Renaud de Courtenay married Helvis, a sister of Frederick (of Gui) du Donjon and Corbel. 160
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 317, Chart, Renaud, Seigneur de Courtenay: lost his lands in France; of Sutton, Berkshire, in 1161, married . . ., sister of Gui du Dopnjon. They are the parents of Elizabeth, married to Pierre de France; and Renaud de Courtenay, married to Hawise, Lady of of Okehampton. 141
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 900
Reginald de Courtenay set out for Palestine, 1147, with King Louis VII, of France, yet returned before that Prince. Upon the death of his older brothers, 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.
Renaud, while still in France, married a sister of Gui du Donjon, who was one of the most famous knights of that age, and descended from the ancient Counts of Corbeil. By this wife, Renaud had two daughters, the youngest was married to Avelon, Lord of Selegny, yet was not heard of again. The older of the two daughters, Elizabeth or Isabella, married Pierre, youngest son of Louis "le Gros," King of France.
~Collin's Peerage of England, Vol. VI, pp. 231-232
• Background Information. 141
Robert de Courtenay, died 26 Jul 1242 at Iwerne, Dorset, and was buried at the Abbey of Ford. Robert was the son and heir of Renaud de Courtenay, of Sutton, Berks (1161), who lost his great possessions in France about 1150, the French King, Louis VII, seizing them and granting them in appanage to his own youngest brother, Pierre (ancestor of the French Courtenays). Renaud was brother and heir of Guillaume, son and heir of Miles, son and heir of Josselin, son and heir of Athon, Sire de Courtenay and Château-Renard at the commencement of the eleventh century.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, (Courtenay), p. 465, footnote (c)
Renaud married Helvis de Donjon 141.,160 (Helvis de Donjon was born about 1110 in Donjon Castle, Corbeil, Yerre-sur-Oise, France and died after 1158.)