Alix de Etchingham, Countess d'Eu

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Alix de Etchingham (D'Eu), Countess d'Eu

Spanish: Orangarde, Countess d'Eu
Also Known As: "Alice of Hastings", "Alix d'Eu", "comtesse d'Eu", ""Alice of Hastings" (Geni Tree Match) Too Many Ancestors"
Birthplace: Shenton, Leicestershire, England
Death: May 15, 1246 (56-72)
La Mothe-Saint-Héray, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Place of Burial: Fontblanche Priory, Exoudun
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henri d'Eu, Count of Eu, Lord of Hastings and Mathilde d’Anjou, Comtesse de Eu, Dame of Hastings
Wife of Hugues de Lusignan; Simon de Etchingham and Raoul de Lusignan, I, Count d'Eu
Mother of Raoul de Lusignan, comte d'Eu; Sibille de Etchingham; Warine Lusignan; Jehanne de Lusignan, Dame de Criel and Mahaut de Lusignan, Countess of Hereford
Sister of Raoul (Ralph) D'Eu; Guy (Hastings) D'Eu and Jeanne D'Eu
Half sister of John de Preaux; Simon de Preaux; William de Preaux, I; Pierre de Preaux, (Prouz); Roger de Preaux and 1 other

Occupation: LADY OF HASTINGS, Countess of Eu suo jure
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Alix de Etchingham, Countess d'Eu

Alix d'Eu, 8th Countess of Eu and 4th Lady of Hastings, daughter of Henri d'Eu, 7th Comte d'Eu and 3rd Lord of Hastings and wife Maud de Warenne. Alix was the sister and heir of her brother, Ralph, Count of Eu. She was a mere child in 1186, when her brother died. She married at a very early age, Ralph de Lusignan, Seigneur de Issoudon in Poitou, who in her right, was known as the count of Eu. This was taken away from him by King John of England. After her husbands death, Alix regained her land in Eu from the King of France, which were passed onto her son, Ralph, Count of Eu. She returned to France in 1225 and died September 11, 1247. At this her holdings in England were taken by the Crown on the basis that her son, Ralph, was not from England but from France.

  • ***************************** Bio information and death date from Cokayne's Complete Peerage, Vol. III, 1890, pg. 291

other death dates Sources for death Information: date: 13, 14, or 15 May 1246 [Ref: CP V p165] 13/15.V 1248 [Ref: ES III.4 #693, ES III.4 #815] 15 May 1246 [Ref: Weis AR7 #123] May 1246 [Ref: Watney WALLOP #375, Watney WALLOP #632], place: [Ref: CP V p165, ES III.4 #693, ES III.4 #815]

Family Members Parents Photo Henry II d'Eu 1159–1183

Maud de Warenne 1160–1207

Spouse Raoul I de Lusignan 1165–1219

Children Raoul II de Lusignan 1200–1246

Photo Maud de Lusignan de Bohun 1214–1241

ALIX d'Eu (-La Mothe Saint Héray [13/15] May 1246). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Aalis et Jehanne" as the two daughters of "Henry et Mahault", adding in a later passage that Alix married "Radulphus de Yssouduno...filz du conte de la Marche mainsné" in 1200, and died in 1245 "à Villeneuve en Poitou en un sien lieu appelé la Mote"[2384]. She succeeded her father as Ctss d'Eu, Lady of Hastings. “Haelisia comitissa Augy quondam uxor Radulfi de Ysondun comitis Augy” donated property to Roche Abbey, for the souls of “…Radulfi filii mei”, by undated charter witnessed by “domino Willielmo comite Warennæ avunculo meo…”[2385]. An order of King John dated 1 Apr 1202 relates intelligence that "filia Com. Aug…uxor Rad de Exoldun mortua est"[2386]. Presumably, the report of her death was incorrect, assuming that Alix´s death in correctly recorded in the Chronique des comtes d´Eu. A letter from "W. comes Warrenæ" to "Huberto de Burgo justiciario Angliæ" dated Aug 1219 announces the arrival in England of "dominæ comitissæ Augi neptis vestræ, cognatæ nostræ"[2387]. The relationship between Hubert de Burgh and Alix d´Eu Ctss d´Eu has not yet been traced. “A[lix] comitissa Augi” confirmed that she relinquished "terram de Forz…ex eschæta Guillelmi quondam domini de Forz et comitis Aubemarle" to Louis IX King of France by charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.)[2388]. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "14 May" of "Aelis...comitissa Augi"[2389]. m (1191 or before) RAOUL de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan & his wife [Orengarde ---] (-Melle 1 May 1219, bur Exoudun). He succeeded in 1194 as Comte d'Eu, by right of his wife.

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Alix de Etchingham, Countess d'Eu's Timeline

Shenton, Leicestershire, England
La Marche, Poictou, France
Of, La Marche, Poictou, France
England, Sussex, Echingham
May 15, 1246
Age 68
La Mothe-Saint-Héray, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France
May 3, 1932
Age 68
May 31, 1933
Age 68
La Marche, Gironde, Aquitaine, France