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Lordship of Vignacourt


Some lords had only a title of this place, others were owners. Jean de Varennes for example, has left his name to the "bois of Varennes", just next to the Vignacourt forest.

The list below was established, as objectively as possible. The information presently available in the archives are sometimes contradictory for a few "connections". These first historians having made this research work, beforehand, tried to dig deeper, to resolve the points of difference. Nevertheless, the "central dimension" of these names are close to reality.

This information is complemented over time by the new advancement in the research and by exchanges with other researchers.




The Lordship of vignacourt has belonged to:



Regnault D'AMIENS

Lord of Vignacourt and another place (Flixecourt... ). He was was a strong Christian and has founded the collegiate church of Vignacourt and the "organization" (several Canons).
He was initially Canon at the Amiens cathedral in 1200. The old cathedral of Amiens burned in 1218. It was struck by lightning and burnt.
It is at the death of his brother that he resigned from this function and married Mathilde.
He was buried in the collegiate church of Vignacourt in 1227, beside his wife.
The coat of arms of the family of Amiens is composed of 3 rafters. This template is used by the Flixecourt village (near Vignacourt).


Coat of arms of family d'Amiens, lord of Vignacourt





Lord of Vignacourt and Flixecourt.
Wedding with Agnès of Amiens, Lady of La Broye.



Lord of Vignacourt, of Flixecourt and La Broye.
Wedding with Jeanne of Picquigny in 1281.



Lord of Vignacourt, Flixecourt and La Broye. He married Isabelle de Wallencourt. A girl named Jeanne will be born of this marriage.


Jeanne de VARENNES

Jeanne married Raynevald's Wallerand. They had 3 children including:

Jean de Rayneval. He will lose his life at the Battle of Azincourt.

- Aubert de Rayneval will also die on October 25, 1415.
- Jeanne de Rayneval, the only girl.

Jeanne de Rayneval

Jeanne married in 1387 with Baudouin d'Ailly, vidame of Amiens, Baron de Picquigny, lord of Vignacourt. He will lose his life at the Battle of Azincourt. They had 2 children:

- Raoul III of Ailly
- Jeanne d'Ailly


Raoul III d'Ailly

He married in 1413 with Jacqueline de Bethune. Several children will be born from this union, including Jean d'Ailly.


Jean d'Ailly

He married Yolande of Bourgogne. They have 3 children including Charles d'Ailly.


Charles d'Ailly

He married Philippa de Crèvecoeur. They had a son named Antoine.


Antoine d'Ailly

He married Marguerite de Melun on October 29, 1518. They had a son: Philibert-Emmanuel d'Ailly.


Philibert-Emmanuel d'AILLY

Lord of Vignacourt, of Flixecourt, vidame of Amiens, Baron de Picquigny, knight of the order of the king. He married Louise d'Ognies.

They have had 4 children including 3 deceased young sons and Charlotte-Eugénie d'Ailly. She married Honoré of Albert Duc de Chaulnes (known as Cadenet at court).



Honoré d'ALBERT, Duke of Chaulnes

His union with Charlotte-Eugénie D'Ailly was accepted on the condition that his descendants perpetuate the name D'AILLY. They had 2 sons:

- Henri-Louis d'Ailly married with Miss de Neufville de Villeroy. A girl is born of this union.
- Charles of Albert, Ailly, Duke of Chaulnes


Louis Joseph d'ALBERT, d'AILLY, Duc de Chaulnes

He was born in 1741. He was married to Marie Paul Angélique of Albert de Luynes in 1758 in the Paris region.

He sells the lordship Vignacourt on 27 April 1774 to Pierre BRYET.


Pierre BRYET

He was a squire, Monsieur de Bernapré. A year later, he resold on April 25, 1775, the lordship to Liefman CALMER.


Liefman CALMER

He was born in northern Germany at Aurich in 1711. He moved to La Haye in Holland where he has been thriving and moved later to Paris in 1769.

He obtained the title of Lord of Vignacourt, Vidame of Amiens, Baron of Picquigny with the purchasing credits of the Duck of Chaulnes in 1774. Vidame was a title of French nobility very unusual. He died at Paris 10 years later, in 1784.

His wife Rachel Moïses Isaakes died in 1817 was buried too, to Paris Pere-Lachaise cemetery.


Charles Francois DESELLE

Lord of Chatellenie of Vignacourt, Breilly-sur-Somme (8 mi from Vignacourt), Toulay (near Breilly) and other places. Knight, Counselor of the King and vidame of Amiens city. Vidame a french word from Latin "Vicedominus" reliant on the feudal status of the territory.

Lord of county Mesnil-Saint-Denis and Beaurain and other places.
He died in 1814 at around 65 years old.
His name was written differently according to various sources but for Vignacourt, it was DESELLE at the date of the french revolution.


Seigneur DESELLE Charles-François

Charles-François DESELLE © Olivier FAUVEAU

Portrait painted by Joseph Ducreux XVIII, the Marie-Antoinette painter,
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