The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I01395
  • Name: Geoffrey IV PLANTAGENET , Comte d'Anjou 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Geoffrey IV Plantagenet Comte d' /Anjou/
  • Birth: 24 AUG 1113 in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France 4
  • Death: 7 SEP 1151 in Chateau, Eure-et-Loire, Beauce/Centre, France 4
  • Note:
    Geoffrey IV, also called GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, byname GEOFFREY THE FAIR, French GEOFFROI PLANTAGENET, or GEOFFROI le BEL (b. Aug. 24, 1113--d. Sept. 7, 1151, Le Mans, Maine [France]), count of Anjou (1131-51), Maine, and Touraine and ancestor of the Plantagenet kings of England through his marriage, in June 1128, to Matilda (q.v.), daughter of Henry I of England. On Henry's death (1135), Geoffrey claimed the duchy of Normandy; he finally conquered it in 1144 and ruled there as duke until he gave it to his son Henry (later King Henry II of England) in 1150.

    Geoffrey was popular with the Normans, but he had to suppress a rebellion of malcontent Angevin nobles. After a short war with Louis VII of France, Geoffrey signed a treaty (August 1151) by which he surrendered the whole of Norman Vexin (the border area between Normandy and Īle-de-France) to Louis. [Encyclopaedia Britannica CD '97]

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    The Plantagenet family name was originally just a nickname for Geoffrey. He many times wore a sprig with yellow flowers in his hat. The flower was named "genet" or "genistae" in the French of the times--thus his nickname was "Plant-a-Genet". Genet was supposedly a traditional flower of the Anjou family dating back to the time of Fulk, The Great, Count of Anjou 898-941 who was scourged (in order to atone for past sins) with broom twigs of the Genet while on pilgrimage in Jerusalem. Most people of the times had personal nicknames such as "Beauclerc", "Curtmantel", "Longshanks", and "Lackland", but Geoffrey's stuck and eventually (many generations later) became the family name. Geoffrey's immediate descendants were probably not known as the Plantagenet family at the time they lived, it was only later that the Plantagenet family name was applied to all descendants of Geoffrey.




    Father: Foulques V Comte d' ANJOU , King of Jerusalem b: 1092 in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France
    Mother: Ermengarde (Erembourg) du MAINE b: ABT 1097 in Fleche, Sarthe, Maine/Pays-de-la-Loire, France

    Marriage 1 Maud "The Empress" Princess of ENGLAND b: FEB 1102/03 in London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: 3 APR 1127 in Lemanns, Sarthe, France 5
    Children
    1. Has Children Henry II "Curt Mantel" King of ENGLAND b: 5 MAR 1132/33 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Maine/Pays-de-la-Loire, France
    2. Has Children William PLANTAGENET , Count of Poitou b: 22 JUL 1136 in Argentan, Orne, Normandy, France

    Marriage 2 Adelaide of ANGERS b: ABT 1112 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France
    • Married: BEF 1129 in No Marriage 6
    Children
    1. Has Children Hamelin PLANTAGENET , 5th Earl of Surrey b: ABT 1130 in Normandy, France

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 151-1, 161-10
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 118-25, 123-25
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/1:499
    4. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1-24
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 161-10
    6. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Carol (Seejay51), 15 Apr 1998
      Text: no marriage
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