Renaud de Chátillon
- Born: Cir 1125, Châtillion-sur-Loire, Marne, Champagne, France
- Marriage: Constance of Antioch in 1126 160
- Died: 1137, Jerusalem at age 12 160
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• Background Information. 160
Renaud de Châtillion, son of Geoffroy de Châtillion*, Prince Antioch by right of his wife, married Constance of Antioch, daughter of Bohemund II and his wife Alix, daughter of Baldwin II, Count of Rethel, King of Jerusalem.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 103:25-26
*Wikipedia names his father as Hervé II of donzy
• Web Reference: Renaud de Chátillion from Wikipedia.
Raynald's origins are obscure; Du Cange believed he was from Châtillon-sur-Loire, but according to Jean Richard, he was a son of Hervé II of Donzy, and he inherited Châtillon-sur-Loing sometime before joining the Second Crusade in 1147. In the east, he entered the service of Constance of Antioch, whose first husband had died in 1149. She married Raynald in secret in 1153, without consulting her first cousin and liege lord, Baldwin III of Jerusalem. Neither King Baldwin nor Aimery of Limoges, the Latin Patriarch of Antioch, approved of Constance's choice of a husband of such low birth. With Constance he had a daughter, Agnes of Châtillon, in 1154 who later married the Hungarian Prince Béla III.
Renaud married Constance of Antioch, daughter of Boémond II Prince of Antioch and Alix de Rethel, in 1126.160 (Constance of Antioch was born in 1127 in Antioch and died in 1163 in Antioch.)