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Pons II Count of Toulouse & Albi
Male 990 - 1060

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  • Birth  990  Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1060  St. Sernin, Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I23654  Ellis-Pagoria Family Tree
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2012 
     
    Father  Guillaume III Taillefer,   b. 947, Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1037 
    Mother  Emma Venaissin of Provence,   b. 949, Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1299  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Almodis de la Haute Marche,   b. 1000, Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1071, Murdered Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Guillaume IV Count of Toulouse,   b. 1040, Toulouse, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1093, Holy Land, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Raymond IV Count of Toulouse,   b. 1042,   d. 1105
    Family ID  F9252  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Audrey Maxine Ellis' 25th Great Grandfather

      Pons (II) William[1] (991 - 1060) was the Count of Toulouse from 1037. He was the eldest son and successor of William III Taillefer and Emma of Provence. He thus inherited the title marchio Provincć. He is known to have owned many allods and he relied on Roman, Salic, and Gothic law.

      Already in 1030, he possessed a lot of power in the Albigeois. In 1037, he gave many allodial churches and castles, including one half of that of Porta Spina, in the Albigeois, Nimois, and Provence as a bridal gift to his wife Majore.

      In 1038, he split the purchase of the Diocese of Albi with the Trencavel family. In 1040, he donated property in Diens to Cluny. In 1047, he first appears as count palatine in a charter donating Moissac to Cluny.

      Pons married first wife, Majore,[2] in 1022. She died in 1044. In 1045, he married, Almodis de La Marche, former wife of Hugh V of Lusignan, but he too repudiated her in 1053. His only child by Majore, Pons the Younger, did not inherit his county and march. His eldest sons by Almodis, William IV and Raymond IV, originally just count of Saint-Gilles, succeeded him in turn. His son Hugh became abbot of Saint-Gilles. He had one daughter, Almodis, who married the Count of Melgueil.

      Pons died in Toulouse and was buried in Saint-Sernin, probably late in 1060 or early in 1061.

      Notes

      1.^ Raymond Pons was "Pons I." In Latin it is Pontius or Poncius and Ponce in Spanish.
      2.^ Speculated to have been Mayor, daughter of Sancho III of Navarre.

      Sources
      Lewis, Archibald R. The Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718-1050. University of Texas Press: Austin, 1965.
      Medieval Lands Project: Toulouse.

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