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Alfonso II, Count of Provence, and Gersinde of Sabran, Countess of Forcalquier

ALFONSO II, Count of Provence. [Familytree].
Son of ALFONSO II, King of Aragon and Sancha of Castile.

GERSINDE of Sabran, Countess of Forcalquier. [Familytree].
Born about 1180 daughter of Rainou (or Renier), lord of Caylar and Ansouis of the Sabran family, and Garsenda, daughter of William IV of Forcalquier. (S2).

She was named after her mother, who was the heiress of William IV, but predeceased him. Garsenda therefore inherited Forcalquier from her grandfather. She was only thirteen years of age when, in 1193, her grandfather William IV and Alfonso II signed the Treaty of Aix whereby Garsenda would inherit William's county and would marry Alfonso, who was in line to become Count of Provence. The marriage took place at Aix-en-Provence in July 1193. They had at least two children, Raymond Berengar IV and Garsenda, who married Guillermo II de Montcada, and bore him two children, including Gaston VII, Viscount of Béarn. (S2).

Garsenda retired to the monastery of La Celle around 1225. In 1242, she went to visit her newly born great-granddaughter, Beatrice of England, and her parents in Bordeaux. As the father of infant Beatrice, Henry III of England, was engaged in a war in France at the time, she brought 60 knights to his service. Garsend may have been alive as late as 1257, when a certain woman of that name made a donation to a church of St-Jean on the condition that three priests be kept to pray for her soul and that of her husband. (S2).

CHILDREN of ALFONSO II, Count of Provence, and GERSINDE of Sabran:


Alfonso II, Count of Provence. (1174-1209)  Md Gersenda II of Sabran. 
Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence.  (1198-1245). Md Beatrice of Savoy
Eleanor of Provence (c1223-1298) and Henry III, King of England (1207-1272)
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Edward I, King of England  (1239-1307)     Edmund, Crouchback (1244-1296)  
and Eleanor of Castile                     and Blanche de Artois   
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Edward II, King of England     Joan of Acre                   Elizabeth Plantagenet
  and Isabella of France     and Gilbert de Clare            and Humphrey de Bohun
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Edward III, King of England, and Philippa of Hainaut                      
Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, and Elizabeth de Burgh    
Philippa Plantagenet and Edmund de Mortimer               
Roger de Mortimer and Eleanor de Holand                       
Anne de Mortimer and Richard Plantagenet                     
Richard, Duke of York, and Cecilly Neville                        
Edward IV, King Of England and Elizabeth Lucy             
Elizabeth Plantagenet and Thomas de Lumley          
Sybel Lumley and William Hilton                               
William Hilton and Margaret Metcalfe                    
(Capt) Mark Roger Hilton                                         
Rebecca Hilton and Thomas Roberts                     
Anna Roberts and James Philbrick                          
Joseph Philbrick and Tryphena Marston             
Ester Philbrick and Amos Rand                          
Ann Rand and Thomas Shannon                    
Sarah Shannon and Jeremiah Leavitt         
Jeremiah Leavitt and Sarah Sturtevant   
Sarah Pricscilla Leavitt and Jacob Vernon Hamblin
Ella Ann Hamblin and Warren Moroni Tenney
Clive Vernon Tenney and Minnie Williams
Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris