Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Herbert I Count of VERMANDOIS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born about 848 in of, Vermandois, Neustria. He died in 902. Herbert married Miss Princess of FRANCE 4.

Miss Princess of FRANCE 1 was born about 862 in France. Miss married Herbert I Count of VERMANDOIS 2, 3, 4.

They had the following children.

  M i Herbert II Count of VERMANDOIS was born about 884. He died on 23 Feb 943.
  F ii Bbeatrice de VERMANDOIS was born about 880. She died in Mar 931.
  F iii Miss de VERMANDOIS was born about 882. She died on 12 Dec 949.

Robert I King of FRANCE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born in 860 in of, , Bourgogne, France. He died 4 on 15 Jun 923 in Soissons, France. Robert married Bbeatrice de VERMANDOIS 5, 6, 7 in 895.

Bbeatrice de VERMANDOIS [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 880 in of, Vermandois, Neustria. She died 4 in Mar 931. Bbeatrice married Robert I King of FRANCE 5, 6, 7 in 895.

They had the following children.

  F i
Emma, Princess of FRANCE 1, 2 was born about 896 in France. She died in 934/935.
  F ii Hildebrante Princess of FRANCE was born about 897. She died after 931.
  M iii Hugues Magnus, Duke of FRANCE was born about 898. He died on 16 Jun 956.

Charles II "The Bald" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 13 Jun 823 in Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. He died 5, 6 on 6 Oct 877 in Brides Les Bains, Bourgogne, France. He was buried in St Denis, France. Charles married 7 Ermentrude (Irmtrud) Countess of ORLEANS 8, 9 on 13 Dec 842 in Crecy, France.

Other marriages:
, Adelaide

Ermentrude (Irmtrud) Countess of ORLEANS [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 27 Sep 830 in of, Orlbeans, Neustria. She died 3, 4 on 6 Oct 869. She was buried in St Denis, France. Ermentrude married 5 Charles II "The Bald" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 6, 7, 8 on 13 Dec 842 in Crecy, France.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ermentrud Princess of FRANCE [ABBESS OF HANSON] 1, 2 was born about 854 in of, , , France.
  M ii
Carloman Prince of FRANCE 1 was born about 845/846 in France. He died 2 in 876 in Epternac, France.
  M iii
Charles King of AQUITAINE 1 was born in 847 in France. He died 2 on 29 Sep 866 in Buzanpcais, France.
  M iv
Louis II "The Stammerer" King of FRANCE 1, 2 was born on 1 Nov 843 in France. He died 3, 4 on 9 Apr 879 in Compiaegne, Neustria, France.
  F v
Hildegarde Princess of FRANCE 1, 2 was born about 856 in of, , , France.
  F vi
Rotrude Princess of FRANCE 1 was born in 850 in France. She died in BET 889 AND 912.
  F vii
Gisaele Princess of FRANCE 1, 2 was born about 858 in France. She died on 1 Jul 874.
  F viii Judith Princess of FRANCE was born in 844. She died after 870.
  M ix
Lothaire Prince of FRANCE 1 was born about 847 in of, , , France. He died 2 in 865.

Ethelwulf King of WESSEX [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born about 806 in of, , Wessex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 13 Jan 857 in England, United Kingdom. He was buried in Stamridge. Ethelwulf married 5 Judith Princess of FRANCE 6, 7, 8, 9 on 1 Oct 856.

Other marriages:
WESSEX, Osburh Queen of

ETHELWULF (r. 839-856)

Æthelwulf , d. 858, king of Wessex (839-56), son and successor of Egbert; father of Æthelbert, Æthelred, and Alfred. He was lord of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex before his father's death in 839. As king of Wessex he was compelled to defend his realm against constant Danish attacks, and he won a notable victory over them at Aclea in 851. He also campaigned against the Welsh. A man of great piety, he went with his son Alfred to Rome in 855. In 856 he took as his second wife Judith, daughter of Charles II (Charles the Bald) of France. Learning before his return to England that his son Æthelbald, who had ruled in his absence, would resist his resumption of the kingship, Æthelwulf left his son as king of Wessex and himself ruled only in Kent and its dependencies, where Æthelbert succeeded him.

Judith Princess of FRANCE [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 in 844 in France. She died 6 after 870. Judith married 7 Ethelwulf King of WESSEX 8, 9, 10 on 1 Oct 856.

Other marriages:
FLANDERS, Baudouin I Count of


Louis I "The Pious" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 in Aug 768 in Casseneuil, Lot-Et-Garonne, France. He died 7, 8 on 20 Jun 840 in Near, Ingelheim, Rhinehessen, Hesse. He was buried in Cathbedrale D'aachen, Aachen, Rheinland, Prussia. Louis married 9 Judith Princess of BAVARIA 10, 11 in Feb 819 in Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia.

Other marriages:
HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, Ermengarde of The Countess of Hesbaye

Judith Princess of BAVARIA [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 800 in of, Altdorf, , Bavaria. She died 3 on 19 Apr 843 in Tours, Neustria, France. Judith married 4 Louis I "The Pious" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Feb 819 in Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia.

They had the following children.

  F i
Gisela Princess of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1, 2 was born about 820 in of, Frankfurt, Hesse Nassau, Prussia. She died in BET JAN 874 AND JUL 874.
  M ii Charles II "The Bald" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born on 13 Jun 823. He died on 6 Oct 877.

Charles II "The Bald" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 13 Jun 823 in Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. He died 5, 6 on 6 Oct 877 in Brides Les Bains, Bourgogne, France. He was buried in St Denis, France. Charles married Adelaide in 853.

Other marriages:
ORLEANS, Ermentrude (Irmtrud) Countess of

Adelaide. Adelaide married Charles II "The Bald" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1, 2, 3 in 853.

They had the following children.

  F i Hersent HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born in 854.

Eudes (Odo), Count of ORLEANS 1 was born about 800 in Orleans, Loiret, France. Eudes married Ingeltrude, Countess of ORLEANS 2.

Ingeltrude, Countess of ORLEANS 1 was born about 805 in of, Orleans, Loiret, France. Ingeltrude, married Eudes (Odo), Count of ORLEANS 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Ermentrude (Irmtrud) Countess of ORLEANS was born on 27 Sep 830. She died on 6 Oct 869.

Guelph I (Welf I) Duke of BAVARIA 1 was born about 776 in of, Altdorf, , Bavaria. He died about 830. Guelph married Hedwig Duchess of BAVARIA 2.

Hedwig Duchess of BAVARIA 1 was born about 780 in of, Bavaria. Hedwig married Guelph I (Welf I) Duke of BAVARIA 2.

They had the following children.

  F i
Emma Princess of BAVARIA 1 was born about 810 in of, Altdorf, , Bavaria. She died on 31 Jan 876 in Careme, Saxony.
  F ii Judith Princess of BAVARIA was born about 800. She died on 19 Apr 843.

Pbepin III "The Short" King of FRANCE [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 in 715 in Austrasia, France. He died 6 on 24 Sep 768 in St Denis, France. Pbepin married Berthe (Bertrade) Countess of LOAN 7, 8 about 740.

PEPIN THE SHORT STRENGTHENS THE PAPAL POWER
Mann, Horace K.

By Horace K. Mann

That the Pope should write in the person of St. Peter is not in the least extraordinary, when it is considered, on the one hand, that Pepin had always before his mind that the Pope did occupy the place of St. Peter, for he ever spoke of helping "St. Peter" and giving thee xarchate to "St. Peter"; and on the other, that the Pope himself believed, as most Christians have at all times believed, that he was the successor of St. Peter; was, as such, the Rock on which the Church of Christ was founded, and consequently had a supreme right to speak in St. Peter's name.  Nor is there, in the domain of fact, the least reason for believing that either Pepin or the Pope regarded this impersonation of St. Peter as anything more than a specially earnestand solemn mode of writing.  To such as look at this letter with the eyes neither of Pepin nor the Pope, but with non-Catholic and nineteenth century ideas, not modified by a few grains of commonsense, it may doubtless appear sufficiently awful.

The superscription of the letter is as follows: "Peter, called to apostleship by Jesus Christ , the Son of the living God, ... and through me, the whole Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church of God, ...and Stephen the head of that same Church ... to the most excellent men Pepin, Charles and Carlomann, and to all the clergy and people of the Franks."

The letter of the Pope must have had a prompt effect on Pepin.  For,as we are told by the Liber Pontificalis that the siege of Rome lasted three months, and that Astolphus broke it up to resist Pepin in the north, we may conclude that the Frankish monarch forced the passes of the Alps for a second time about the month of April, 756.  While Pepin was thus engaged, an embassy reached him from the Emperor at Constantinople.  Offering him presents from the Emperor, and promising him more, the imperial secretary implored Pepin to hand over thee xarchate again into his master's hands.  In vain.  Pepin declared stoutly that he would not on any account alienate it from the power of Blessed Peter and the jurisdiction of the Roman Church and the Apostolic See.  Then on his oath he added: "It is not to please man that I have so often engaged in battle.  It is only for love of Blessed Peter, and to obtain pardon for my sins.  No amount of treasure can move me to take back what I have once offered to Blessed Peter."

Pepin then pushed on to Pavia, and began the siege of it at once.  In the autumn Astolphus was again at Pepin's feet.  This time he did not escape so easily.  He had to pay a war indemnity, become tributary to the Frankish king, acknowledging his dependence by an annual payment, and to fulfil with regard to the Pope what he had promised in the former treaty; and, as a further punishment for his perfidy, he had to surrender to the Pope the city of Comiaclum (Comacchio) in addition.

As what follows is of considerable importance in connection with the temporal power of the Holy See, we will give it almost "verbatim" in the words of the Liber Pontificalis: "He (Astolphus) drew up in writing a donation of all the cities (which he had to surrender) to be kept for ever by Blessed Peter, the Holy Roman Church and the Pontiffs of the Apostolic See, which deed is still preserved in the archives of our Holy Church. To take possession of the said cities, the most Christian king of the Franks sent his counsellor, the venerable abbot and priest, Fulrad, and himself returned to France.  In company with envoys from Astolphus, Fulrad went through the Pentapolis and Aemilia, took formal possession of the various cities, and with the keys and hostages from each place, he reached Rome. There, on the confession of St. Peter, he de posited the keys of Ravenna and the other cities of the exarchate, along with Astolphus' donation.  And to the same apostle and his vicar, and all his successors to be for ever possessed and ordered by them, he handed over the following cities. ..."

The Pope was thus made undisputed sovereign not only of the "duchy of Rome," over which he had ruled with rapidly increasing power from the Iconoclast disturbances in the times of Gregory II, but also of the"exarchate."  The authority, which the voluntary action of its inhabitants, in the first days of the "image-breaking" troubles, had given to the Pope in the exarchate, and which supplies us with the reason why all the deeds and histories of this period speak of the"donations" of Pepin and Astolphus as "restitutions," had now, by the valour and generosity of Pepin, and the "indifference of New Rome, "developed into full sovereignty.

Stephen at once took possession of the exarchate.  Sergius, the archbishop of Ravenna, was naturally named the Pope's representative in the exarchate, as the most important and powerful resident in that locality.  But the inferior officers, or at least many of them, were sent out from Rome. There cannot, therefore, be any doubt that henceforth the Pope is the real lord of the exarchate.

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Berthe (Bertrade) Countess of LOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born about 720 in Laon, Austrasia. She died 3 on 12 Jul 783 in Choisy, Bourgogne, France. She was buried in St Denis, France. Berthe married Pbepin III "The Short" King of FRANCE 4, 5, 6, 7 about 740.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ade Princess of The FRANKS 1 was born in 759 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died on 12 May.
  M ii
Carloman, King of BURGUNDY 1 was born about 751 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. He died on 4 Dec 771 in Samoussy, Austrasia, France. He was buried in Abbaye De St Rbemy, Reims, Neustria.
  F iii
Rothaide Princess of FRANCE 1 was born about 744 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died in Austrasia, France. She was buried in St Arnoul Abbey, Metz, Moselle, France.
  F iv
Adbelahide Princess of FRANCE 1 was born about 746 in of, Aachen, , Prussia. She was buried in Abbaye De St Arnoul, Metz, Austrasia.
  M v Charlemagne Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born on 2 Apr 742. He died on 28 Jan 814.
  F vi
Gertrude Princess of The FRANKS 1 was born about 748 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia.
  M vii
Pepin Prince of The FRANKS 1 was born in 758 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. He died in 762.
  F viii
Gisele Princess of FRANCE 1 was born in 757 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died in 811.

Charlemagne Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6, 7 on 2 Apr 742 in Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia. He was christened in St Denis, France. He died 8, 9, 10 on 28 Jan 814 in Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia. He was buried in Notre Dame D'aix La Chapelle, , Austrasia. Charlemagne married 11 Hildegard Empress of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 12, 13, 14 about 771 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia.

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Bio for Charlemagne

Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, was the son of a Frankish King. After inheriting his father's throne, Charlemagne was converted to Christianity. Encouraged by the Pope to spread his religion, he began a series of military conquests which were to lead to the formation the Holy Roman Empire.    Charlemagne's father was Pepin III, a King ofthe Franks, who was also known as Pepin the Short.  When Peppin died in 768, his kingdom was inherited jointly by his two sons.  However, Charlemagne's brother, Carloman, died just three years later, leaving Charlemagne the sole ruler.    Shortly afterward, Charlemagne began an extended military campaign designed to conquer neighboring territories and to convert them to Christianity. These were waged against the Saxons to the north (from 772 to 777) and the Lombards to the south (in 773).  In 778 , Charlemagne began a drive into Spain to conquer the Moors, but he withdrew when some of the German tribes hehad recently overcome revolted.    Charlemagne spent the next seven years quelling various uprisings which finally ended with the surrender and baptism of the Saxon's Chief.  Charlemagne there upon resumed his efforts at conquest and was able to subdue Bohemia, portions of northern Spain, and the Kingdom of the Avars (now Hungary). It was at this point that Pope Leo III asked Charlemagne to subdue an uprising of the Roman tribes.  To reward Charlemagne for his success, the Pope crowned him Emperor Carolus Augustus in 800.    To consolidate his rule, Charlemagne established a capital at Aachen (now Aix-la-Chapelle in France). In addition to a palace, he built a large university, and spent the remainder of his reign promoting education and the arts. He also established a stable government and initiated good relations with other countries.  However, his efforts to establish a government based on Christian principles did not survive much beyond his death since his sons were unable to maintain his authority, and the empire soon disintegrated.

Major Events

771 - King of the Franks.
773 - King of Lombardy.
777 - Defeated the Saxons.
782 - Saxon rebellion.
788 - Overthrew the King of Bohemia.
796 - Subjugated the Avars.
800 - Became the Holy Roman Emperor.

Did you know?

Charlemagne's coronation was held on Christmas Day in St. Peter's Basilica.

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Hildegard Empress of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 about 758 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died 5 on 30 Apr 783 in Thionville, Austrasia. She was buried in Abbaye De St Arnoul, Metz, Austrasia. Hildegard married 6 Charlemagne Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 about 771 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in 772 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. He died on 4 Dec 811.
  M ii Pbepin (Carloman) King of ITALY was born in Apr 773. He died on 8 Jul 810.
  F iii
Adbelahide(Adelheid) Princess of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in 774 in of, Pavie, Lombardy, Italy. She died in Aug 774.
  F iv
Rotrude Princess of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in Aug 774 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died on 6 Jun 810.
  F v
Gisaele Princess of HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in 781 in Milano, Lombardy, Italy.
  F vi
Bertha Princess of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in 775 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died on 11 Mar 826.
  M vii Louis I "The Pious" Emperor of The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born in Aug 768. He died on 20 Jun 840.
  M viii
Lothaire Prince of HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in Aug 778 in Casseneuil, Lot-Et-Garonne, France. He died in Aug 778.
  F ix
Hildegarde Princess of HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE 1 was born in 782 in of, Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. She died on 9 Jun 783.

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