8. Regnault de Bethencourt (V) (Regnault, Jean, Regnault, Philippe, Jean) (suufix added for clarification)32,32 was born circa 1360 at Caux, France.32 He was a squire.32 He used a blazon different from that of the Bethencourts from Béthencourt, Sigy-en-Bray - an escutcheon with an oblique band and, on the right of this, an eagle.33 Regnault habitually resided in Saint-Maurice, near Gaillefontaine, and was the constable of the forest of Beauvoir-sur-Lyons (now Beauvoir-en-Lyons, Argueil, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France).33,34 In 1428 Regnault (IV) ceded the lands of Béthencourt to Regnault (V) who was creditor of Jean (IV).33 Regnault (V) passed the fief of Béthencourt to his son Collard.33
Children of Regnault de Bethencourt (V) include:
+ 12 i. Collard de Bethencourt was born circa 1400 at Caux, France. He married Tiphaïne Hurpé at France. He died before 4 Jul 1486.
9. Jean de Bethencourt (III) (Jean, Jean, Regnault, Philippe, Jean) (suffix added for clarification)17,35,17,13,36,7,9,10,12,17,36,7,9,10,12 was also known as Jean de Béthencourt.37 He was also known as Josef de Bethancourt "Lord of Bethancourt and of Granville.38" He was also known as João de Bethancourt.39,40 He was also known as João de Bettencourt (III).41,42 He was also known as João de Betancur.43 He was also known as Jehan de Béthencourt (III).11 He was also known as Jean de Bettencourt.7,12 He was also known as Jhean de Bethancourt (III).10 He was also known as Jean de Bettencourt.23 He was born circa 1339 at Normandy, France.44,39,43,41,40,29,9,7 Several sources indicate that he was born circa 1340 at Picardy, France.38,39,45,46 Blazon of arms: Argent, a lion sable, armed and langued gules. Em campo de prata, um leão do preto rompente, armado de vermelho. D'argent, un lion de sable, armé de gueules. The arms of France were confirmed for the Bettencourts of Portugal on 1 Apr 1505 by the king D. Manoel.38,47,48,49,50
There is a problem. James H. Guill presents a very different genealogy for this branch of the Bethencourt family. He seems to be basing his information on the Chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet as well as other information which he combines. Monstrelet includes details of the Battle of Azincourt (Agincourt). Monstrelet, however, appears to be referring to a completely different line of Bethencourts which Guill merges with the current line.
Monstrelet does not refer to the progenitor (Jean III) by name but by the title bailiff of Amiens. No other source refers to this title being ascribed to Jean III. Since Jean III must have been born no later than 1345, at the youngest, he would have been 70 at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. It seems highly unlikely that he would participate in a battle at such an advanced age. It also seems clear from other sources that Jean III died in the Battle of Cocherel in 1364. Therefore, this cannot be the same person.
Also, Monstrelet mentions several of the bailiff's sons, but does not mention Gallien, Jean IV, or Regnault. He does mention Aubert as Lord of Betencourt, but there were other locations called Bethencourt, etc. in France. In the English edition of Monstrelet translated by Thomas Johnes, a note indicates that "there must be some mistake about" some of the comments that Monstrelet makes regarding the bailiff of Amiens. Perhaps Monstrelet refers to a completely different branch of the family.51,52
After Jeanne's marriage to Pierre de Neuville, her brother Jean (III) granted to her an annual income of 50 libras from property situated in Béthencourt, a grant which he confirmed in 1362, the date of her second marriage.53 He married Marie de Bracquemont, daughter of Regnault de Braquemont (I), at the instigation of her brother (Jean's step-father), Mathieu de Braquemont in Jun 1358 at Normandy, France.37,38,39,43,41,40,54,35,13,55,24,9,56 He was Lord chamberlain of the Duke of Burgundy.43
Genea Portugal lists Jean III's children as João de Bettencourt, rei das Canárias, Regnault de Bettencourt, and an unnamed son to whom is ascribed the children Jorge, Henri, and Maciot. There seems to be some confusion with Regnault who is the father of these sons.9 He was Lord of at Béthencourt, Sigy-en-Bray, France, , of Saint Vincent de Rouvray, and of Grainville, and Baron of Saint-Martin le Gaillard.7,10,12 On the side of the Burgundians, allies of the English, Jean (III) was in the siege of Compiègne (where Jeanne d'Arc was imprisoned), having been also imprisoned, but by the French, and later rescued. Later, he passed to the contrary party, joining the army of the King of France, and, at about 25 years of age, died in the battle of Cocherel (13 of March of 1364), in which the French defeated the partisans of Charles the Bad, commanded by the Captal de Buch [feudal title in Gascony, in this case, specifically Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch]. The royal army was divided in two parts: at the same time that Du Gesclin attacked the enemy from the right, the Lord.of Bethencourt, with other noblemen, surrounded him from the left – and it was in this action that he lost his life. This heroic behavior caused the King to lift the sequestration that previously affected his goods.29,11,57,7,24,56 He was buried at Sigy-en-Bray, France.11
Marie de Bracquemont37,13,19,35,43,58,13,24,56,12 was also known as Maria de Braquemont.41,55,24,9 She was also known as Marie de Braquemont.59,56 She was also known as Maria de Bracamonte.55 She was also known as Maria de Braquemont Florenville e Sedan.40,39,38 She was also known as Maria Bracamonte.43 She was born circa 1330 at Traversain, Normandy, France.38,39,40,29 She married Roger Suhart in 1375 at France.60 She and Roger Suhart resided after 1375 at Grainville-la-Teinturière, France.61
Children of Jean de Bethencourt (III) and Marie de Bracquemont were as follows:
13 i. Gallien de Bethencourt29,29,29 was born circa 1360 at Béthencourt, Sigy-en-Bray, France.29 He died young and is often forgotten by many authors.62
+ 14 ii. Jean de Bethencourt (IV) was born in 1362 in the castle of Grainville-la-Teinturière, France. He married Jeanne de Fayel, daughter of Guillaume de Fayel and Marguerite de Chatillon, on 30 Jan 1392 at Paris, France. He married Françoise de Calletot at France. In the second half of 1425, as he was preparing to visit the Canary Islands again, he died, attended at his deathbed by his chaplain, Jean Le Verrier. Although the text of the manuscript of Bontier and Verrier places the death of Jean de Bethencourt in 1422, Bergeron, who was not an idle investigator, in fixing the date at 1425, says, "comme il appert par plusieurs actes" (as appears in several documents). So we may reasonably accept his decision. He was buried in 1425 in the choir of the church of Grainville-la-Teinturière, France.
+ 15 iii. Regnault de Bethencourt (IV) was born at France before 1364 the year his father died. He married Marie de Breauté at France. He married Felipa de Troyes, daughter of Guillaume de Fayel and Marguerite de Chatillon, on 14 Jul 1422 at France. He died in 1443.
10. Jeanne de Bethencourt (I) (Jean, Jean, Regnault, Philippe, Jean) (suffix added for clarification)32,17,9,17,9 was also known as Joana de Bettencourt.9 She was also known as Jeanne de St. Martin.31 She was born after 1339 at Normandy, France.17 She married Pierre de Neuville circa 1355 at France.63,24,9
After Jeanne's marriage to Pierre de Neuville, her brother Jean (III) granted to her an annual income of 50 libras from property situated in Béthencourt, a grant which he confirmed in 1362, the date of her second marriage.53 She married Eustache de Erneville in 1362 at France.64,24,9 She and Eustache de Erneville had children.65
Pierre de Neuville32 was also known as Pedro de Neufville.24 He was also known as Pedro de Neuville.9 He was born circa 1330 at France.32
Children of Jeanne de Bethencourt (I) and Pierre de Neuville were:
Eustache de Erneville32,9 was also known as Estacio de Emeville.24 He was born circa 1340 at Renneville, Eure, France.63 After 1360 Eustache de Erneville was Lord of Périers-sur-Andéze, France.66 He died circa 1380 at France; his sons were still minors when he died.31
Children of Jeanne de Bethencourt (I) and Eustache de Erneville both born at France were as follows:
+ 17 i. Ystace d' Erneville was born after 1362.
18 ii. Son 2 de Erneville31,31,31 was born after 1363.31 After 1365 the tutelage of Ystace and his brother was first handed over to Louis de Erneville (or Renneville) and, after his death, to Philibert Le Peley, husband of their step-sister, Phillippote.31
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