Name: Ioanna Karatzaina PHOKAINA
Birth: ABT 1140 in Partzerpert, Armenia, Turkey
Curt Hofemann, curt_hofemann AT yahoo.com, in a post-em, gives a little of Ioanna's ancestry.
Per Lindsay Brook in _The Genealogist_ (APSG) 1981, Vol. 1, no. 2 article titled: "The Byzantine Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales" she was: NN Phokaina. Per ES II:182 she was Ioanna Phokaina (Karatzae,Phokain). Per Brook she was dau of Constantine The Rupenid Lord of Vaghka & Partzerpert.
Her mother was a Greek descended from Bardas Phokas, patrikios magistros, domestikos ton scholon c941-70 [Ref: Brook p25]
Constantine was son of Rupen I Lord of Gobidar & Goromosol (b. ca 1020, d. ca 1095)& NN Dermokaitissa dau of Michael or Ioannes Dermokaites [Ref: Brook p12]
Byzantine history/genealogy is not my strong suit & I haven't a clue where/what Vaghka, Partzerpert, Gobidar & Goromosol are & Ioannes Dermokaites is Greek to me - pun intended ;>)
Father: Constantine Rupenid Lord of Vaghka & PARTZERPERT b: ABT 1100 in Partzerpert, Armenia, Turkey
Mother: Miss PHOKAINA b: ABT 1110 in Greece, Byzantine Empire
Manuel (Manolis) LASCARIS b: ABT 1140 in Nicaea, Bursa, Turkey
- Theodore I Lascaris Emperor of Byzantine EMPIRE b: ABT 1174 in Constantinople, Turkey