Gervais, Count of Rethel
|Gervais, Count of Rethel|
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth of Namur|
Millicent or Elizabeth?
|Noble family||de Rethel|
|Father||Hugh I, Count of Rethel|
|Mother||Melisende of Crécy|
Gervais served as an archdeacon of Rheims before being nominated as Archbishop of Rheims by the King's supporters against Raoul the Green in 1106. The next year Paschall II declared him unfit, quashed his election and Gervais resigned as archbishop in 1109, returning to his former role as archdeacon.
Upon the death of his elder brother, Manasser, in 1115, Gervais resigned from the clergy and married Elisabeth, daughter of Godfrey I, Count of Namur and in 1118 he succeeded his father as Count of Rethel.
Gervais died in 1124 and his widow Elizabeth remarried to Roger Clarembauld, Lord of Rosoi in Thierache who gave the hand of his step-daughter to Robert Marmion, Baron of Tamworth.
Family and Issue
- Millicent or Elizabeth married to Robert Marmion (d.1181) and forebear of all three English Marmion Baronys.
- Charles Ferrers R. Palmer (1875), History of the Baronial Family of Marmion, Lords of the Castle of Tamworth, etc. (hardback), Tamworth: J. Thompson, pp. 49–50
- Kingship, Identity and Name-giving in the Family of Baldwin of Bourcq, Alan V. Murray, Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, ed. Norman Housely, (Ashgate Publishing, 2007), 31.
- George Edward Cokayne (1893), Complete Peerage (hardback), London: George Bell & Sons.
- Sir Leslie Stephen (1893), Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of National Biography (hardback), 36, London: Smith, Elder & Co
Gervais, Count of RethelBorn: 1056 Died: 1124
|Archbishop of Reims
| Succeeded by|
Ralph the Green
|Count of Rethel
| Succeeded by|