Counts of Dammartin

The name Dammartin-en-Goële comes from Domnus Martinus, the Latin name of St. Martin of Tours, who evangelized the region of Goële in the fourth century. A small town in the district of Meaux in the Department of Seine-et-Marne, ancient village of Region of Île-de-France, it appears to go back to the earliest times; Dammartin-en-Goële, also called Velly, was in 1031 one of the most significant places in France.

Located at the central plain of France, the county of Dammartin controlled the roads of Paris to Soissons and Laon. It seems that this county was initially held by Constance, the wife of Manasses Calvus, the first Count.

House of Montdidier

????-1037 : Manassès Calvus († 1037), son of Hildouin II de Montdidier, seigneur de Ramerupt, married to Constance, daughter of Robert the Pious, King of France

1037-1060 : Eudes de Dammartin († 1060), son of preceding

1060-1100 : Hugues I († 1100), brother of preceding, married to Roharde de Bulles

1100-1105 : Pierre († 1105), son of preceding

House of Mello

1105-1112 : Aubri I or Albéric I de Mello (c.1080 † 1112), married to Aelis de Dammartin, daughter of Hugues I and of Roharde de Bulles.

1112-1183 : Aubri II or Alberic II († 1183), son of preceding, married to Clémence de Bar

1183-1200 : Aubri III or Alberic III (v. 1135 † 1200), son of preceding, married in 1164 to Mathilde de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, daughter of Renaud II, Count of Clermont, and Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois.

1200-1214 : Renaud, (v. 1165 † 1227), also Count of Boulogne and Aumale, married to:

1214-1259 : Mathilde (1202 † 1259), Countess of Boulogne, Aumale and Dammartin, daughter of preceding, married to:

After dispute between the heirs of Matilda, who died without issue, the county of Dammartin was given to Mathieu de Trie, maternal grandson of Aubry III of Dammartin.

House of Trie

1262-1272 : Mathieu de Trie († 1272), son of Jean I, seigneur de Trie and of Mouchy, and of Aélis de Dammartin (daughter of Aubry III).

1272-1302 : Jean II de Trie, Count of Dammartin, killed at Courtrai at the Battle of the Golden Spurs on 11 July 1302, son of preceding.

married to
  1. Ermengearde
  2. Yolande de Dreux (v. 1243 † 1313), daughter of John I, Count of Dreux, and of Marie de Bourbon-Dampierre

1302-1319 : Renaud II de Trie, son of preceding and of Yolande de Dreux

married to Philippe de Beaumont-en-Gâtinais.

1319-1327 : Renaud III de Trie, son of preceding and of Philippe de Beaumont-en-Gâtinais

died without issue.

1327-1338 : Jean III de Trie († 1336), brother of preceding

married to Jeanne de Sancerre.

1338-1394 : Charles de Trie, son of preceding and of Yolande de Dreux

married to Jeanne d'Amboise.

1394- ???? : Blanche de Trie, daughter of preceding and of Yolande de Dreux

married to Charles, seigneur de la Rivière, Grand Master of Waters and Forests of France, died without issue.

House of Châtillon

????-???? : Marguerite de Châtillon, daughter of Jacqueline de Trie, sister de Charles de Trie, and of Jean de Châtillon, Count of Porcien.

married to Guillaume de Fayel, viscount of Breteuil.

House of Fayel

????-1420 : Jean de Fayel († 1420), viscount of Breteuil, Count of Dammartin, son of Guillaume de Fayel, viscount of Breteuil, and of Marguerite de Châtillon.

1420-142? : Marie de Fayel

married to Renaud de Nanteuil

The English, who occupied the northern half of France, confiscate the County of Dammartin and gave it to a Burgundian lord, Antoine de Vergy.

House of Vergy

Antoine de Vergy († 1439), son of Jean III de Vergy and of Jeanne de Chalon.

He is a descendant of the Counts of Dammartin: Jean III of Vergy is son of John II of Vergy, himself son of Henri de Vergy and Mahaut of Trie, daughter of Jean II de Trie, Count of Dammartin.

House of Nanteuil

Charles VII recovered the county of Dammartin and returned it to the rightful owner.

Renaud de Nanteuil, husband of Marie de Fayel

Marguerite de Nanteuil, daughter of preceding

married in 1439 to Antoine de Chabannes

House of Chabannes

1439-1488 : Antoine de Chabannes (1402 † 1488)

1488-1503 : Jean de Chabannes, son of preceding

married to Suzanne de Bourbon, daughter of Louis de Bourbon, Count of Roussillon, and of Jeanne de Valois

1503-1527 : Antoinette de Chabannes († 1527), daughter of preceding

married to René of Anjou (1483 † 1521), baron of Mézières, son of Louis of Anjou (illegitimate son of Charles, Count of Maine) and of Louise de la Trémoille

House of Anjou-Mézières

1527-1547 : Françoise d'Anjou, daughter of preceding

married to Philippe de Boulainvilliers († 1536), Count of Fauquemberghe

House of Boulainvilliers

1547-1554 : Philippe de Boulainvilliers, son of preceding. His mother gave him the county in 1547, which he sold to Anne de Montmorency in 1554

House of Montmorency

1554-1567 : Anne de Montmorency (1492 † 1567), baron then Duke of Montmorency

married in 1529 to Madeleine de Savoie

1567-1579 : François de Montmorency (1530 † 1579), son of preceding, Duke of Montmorency

married in 1557 to Diane de France, without issue

1579-1614 : Henri I de Montmorency (1534 † 1614), brother of preceding, Duke of Montmorency, etc.

married :
  1. in 1558 to Antoinette de La Marck (1542 † 1591)
  2. in 1593 to Louise de Budos (1575 † 1598)

1614-1632 : Henri II de Montmorency (1595 † executed in 1632), son of preceding, Duke of Montmorency, etc.

The king confiscated his property and gave Dammartin to the Prince of Conde. The county then lost its importance, and the castle was dismantled.

House of Bourbon-Condé

1632-1646 : Henri II de Bourbon (1558 † 1646), prince of Condé

married to Charlotte de Montmorency (1594 † 1650), sister of Henri II de Montmorency

The county is transmitted through his descendants until the Revolution.


Mathieu, J. N., Recherches sur les premiers Comtes de Dammartin, Mémoires publiés par la Fédération des sociétés historiques et archéologiques de Paris et de l'Ile-de-France, 1996

Medieval Lands Project, Comtes de Dammartin

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