Hugues "le Brun" de Lusignan comté de la Marche et Angoulême
- Born: Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou
- Marriage: Isabel d’Angoulême Queen of England 160,543
- Died: 1249 after 15 Jan, Damietta, Acre, Palestine 543
- Buried: Abbaye de Valence
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 117:27, Hugh de Lusignan, comté de la Marche et Angoulême, married Isabella de Angoulême, the widow of King John of England. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Hugues "le Brun" de Lusignan.
"Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" and with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200 [Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, CLXXXIV, p. 214]. The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos" and names "Ysabelli quondam uxore mea" [Notre-Dame des Châtelliers, LXXVI, p. 82]. Matthew Paris records the death of "Hugo cognomento Brun comes de Marchia" in 1249 at Damietta [Matthew Paris, Vol. V, 1249, p. 88].
Although betrothed to Joan of England, daughter of King John and his wife Isabelle comtessa d'Angoulême, Hugeus married Joan's countess mother, Isabelle, the widow of King John. Matthew Paris records that the king "consilio regis Francorum" married "Isabel filiam comitis Engolismi...Hugo cognomento Brunus comes Marchiæ" in 1200 and her consecration as queen "dominica proxima ante festum Sancti Dionisii apud Westmonasterium" Her origin and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1224 under which "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor eius…regina Angliæ" confirmed rights granted by "bonæ memoriæ Ademaro comite Engolismæ patre eiusdem dominæ Ysabellæ" to Vindelle [Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 304, p. 272]. Matthew Paris records her death, when he specifies that she was the wife of Hugues Comte de la Marche [Matthew Paris, Vol. IV, 1242, p. 253].
Hugues married Isabel d’Angoulême Queen of England, daughter of Aymar "Taillifer" de Valance comté de d’Angoulême and Alix de Courtenay. (Isabel d’Angoulême Queen of England was born about 1188 in France,543 died on 31 May 1246 in Fontévrault Abbey, Anjou 543 and was buried in Fontévrault Abbey, Anjou.)