'Taillefer1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Counts of Blaye, Counts of Angouleme [This family is still being researched.]

William 'Taillefer' (iron cutter), Count of Angouleme (b c916, d 06.08.962)
partner unknown
1. Arnaud 'Manzier or Ridel' Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b 952, d 04.05.992)
  m. Raingarde
  A. William II Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b c978, d 04.1028)
  m. Gerberga d'Anjou (b c978, dau of Geoffrey I 'Greymantle', Count of Anjou)
  i. Alduin Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (d 1034)
  ii. Geoffrey I Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (d 1048)
m. Petronilla d'Archaic (dau of Manard 'the rich', Lord of Archaic)
  a. Foulk Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b 1030, d 1087)
  m. Coude Vogena (dau of Qunormau Vogena)
  (1) William III Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b c1084, d 16.04.1120)
  m. Vitapoy de Benauges (b c1086, dau of Amanjeu de Benauges)
  (A) Wulgrim II Taillefer, Count of Angouleme
  m. Ponce de Montgomery (b 1109, dau of Adelbert III de Montgomery)
(i) William IV Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b 1140, d 07.08.1187)
  m1. Emma de Limoges (b c1138, dau of Adamar de Limoges)
  (a) Vulgrin III Taillefer, Count of Angouleme
  m. Elizabeth d'Amboise
  ((1)) Mathilde of Angouleme (b 1181, d 1233) HJY
  m. (c1189) Hugues IX 'le Brun' of Lusignan (b 1163, d 05.11.1219) HJY
  m2. Margaret of Turenne (b c1120, dau of Rainard I, Viscount of Turrenne)
  (b) Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angouleme (b 1160, d 16.06.1202 or 1218)
  m. (1186) Alice de Courtenay (b 1160, d 1218, dau of Peter de Courtenay)
  ((1)) Isabella of Angouleme (b 1186/9, d 31.05.1246) EGHJSY
m1. (24.08.1200) John Plantagenet, King of England (b 24.12.1166, d 18.10.1216) EGHJSY
  m2. (1216) Hugues X of Lusignan (b c1195, d 05.06.1249) HJY
  b. Geoffrey Taillefer (d 1075)
  m. Agnes of Piragord (dau of Albert II, Count of Piragord)
  (1) Helias Ridel, Count of Piragord
  (2) Geoffrey de Ridel, Count of Blaye
  m. ?? Bigot (sister of Roger Bigot, Earl of Norfolk)
  (A) Geoffrey de Ridel, Count of Blaye, Lord of Witheringe, Justiciar of England (d 25.11.1120)
  m. Geva de Abrincis (dau of Hugh 'Lupus' de Abrincis, 1st Earl of Chester)
  (i) Maud/Matilda de Ridel (b c1097, d 1139)
  m. (c1126) Richard Basset, Justiciar of England (b c1102, d 1144)
  (B) Hugh
  (C) Philip de Rydale
  (D) Matthias
  c.+ other issue - Arnold de Montausier, William (Bishop of Angouleme), Aymar (Bishop of Angouleme)

Main source(s):
(1) 'History of the Ancient Rydales and their descendants from 860 to 1884' by G.T. Ridlon, published by the author in Manchester in 1884
(2) Various web sites
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