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Ulrich X von Kyburg, 22nd Great-grandfather

August 20, 2014 , , , ,

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Just yesterday I was talking to a friend in Zurich about one line in my family tree.  I told her I was just dying to prove my Swissness by finding the missing pieces of my ancestry puzzle.  Today, in another one of my father’s branches I discover that my 22nd great grandfather was the Grafen of Kyburg.  A grafen was a kind of count or noble in Switzerland.   His family was powerful and he went to the Crusades.  I am pretty excited about Ulrich!!

Ulrich X von Kyburg* (1162 – 1227)
is my 22nd great grandfather
Hedwige VonKyburg (1192 – 1260)
daughter of Ulrich X von Kyburg*
Rudolf IV King of Germans, Holy Roman Emperor Habsburg (1218 – 1291)
son of Hedwige VonKyburg
Albert I King of Germany Habsburg (1248 – 1308)
son of Rudolf IV King of Germans, Holy Roman Emperor Habsburg
Albrecht Albert II ‘The Wise’ Duke of Austria Habsburg (1298 – 1358)
son of Albert I King of Germany Habsburg
Leopold III “Duke of Austria” Habsburg (1351 – 1386)
son of Albrecht Albert II ‘The Wise’ Duke of Austria Habsburg
Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg (1377 – 1424)
son of Leopold III “Duke of Austria” Habsburg
Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg (1420 – 1493)
daughter of Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg
Christof I VanBaden (1453 – 1527)
son of Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg
Beatrix Zahringen (1492 – 1535)
daughter of Christof I VanBaden
Sabine Grafin VonSimmern (1528 – 1578)
daughter of Beatrix Zahringen
Marie L Egmond (1564 – 1584)
daughter of Sabine Grafin VonSimmern
Richard Sears (1590 – 1676)
son of Marie L Egmond
Silas Sears (1638 – 1697)
son of Richard Sears
Silas Sears (1661 – 1732)
son of Silas Sears
Sarah Sears (1697 – 1785)
daughter of Silas Sears
Sarah Hamblin (1721 – 1814)
daughter of Sarah Sears
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Sarah Hamblin
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

ULRICH von Dillingen und Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [III] Graf von Dillingen und Kiburg & his wife Richenza von Lenzburg (-1227, bur Schänis). Graf von Kiburg. Crusader 1190. Vogt von Schänis, Beromünster und Glarus 1212. “…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…” witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213 [393].
m ANNA von Zähringen, daughter of BERTHOLD IV Herzog von Zähringen & his first wife Heilwig [von Froburg] (-after 1226). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “ducem Bertoldum…et duas sorores” as children of “ducem Bertoldum” & his wife, specifying that the younger daughter was “comitissa Kiburgensis” and had many children [394]. This is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which “Haimonem dominum de Fucignie” reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by “comitibus de Ciburc”, which names “comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie” [395].
Graf Ulrich & his wife had six children:
1. WERNER [I] (-Acre 1228). “…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…” witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213 [396]. The contract of marriage between “Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos” and “comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg” is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that “Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé” acted as guarantors, and with the consent of “Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg” [397]. His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which “Haimonem dominum de Fucignie” reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by “comitibus de Ciburc”, which names “comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie” [398]. Graf von Kiburg. m as her first husband, ALIX [Bertha] de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar (-[Apr/29 Sep 1242], bur Clairlieu). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Aaliz relictam comitis Kyburgensis sororem ducis Lotharingie Mathei” when recording her second marriage to “Galtherus de Vangionis Rivo…filius Galtherius” [399]. She married secondly (before Nov 1229) Gautier [II] Sire de Vignory. Graf Werner [I] & his wife had three children:
a) HARTMANN [V] (-3 Sep 1263, bur Wettingen). Graf von Kiburg. Seigneur de Fribourg. The Community of “Uriburt” promised to observe the donation by “Conte Hartmano di Kibourg” with the consent of “Conte Hartmano Giuniore” to “Dama Margarita Moglie del detto Conte H. Seniore” by charter dated 1241 [400]. The necrology of Wettingen records the death “III Non Sep 1263” of “Hermannus com iunior de Kiburg et Anna uxor eius” [401]. The index of benefactors of Wettingen records the death in 1263 of “Hartmannus com de Kiburg iunior…benefactor” and his burial “apud sacellum beatæ Mariæ Virginis” [402]. The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “IV Non Sep” of “Graf Hartman der jünger” [403]. m firstly (before 9 Feb 1248) ANNA von Rapperswil, daughter of RUDOLF II [VIII] Graf von Rapperswil (-30 May 1253). The necrology of Wettingen records the death “III Kal Jun” of “domina Anna de Kiburg”, recalled in the later entry “III Non Sep 1263” of “Hermannus com iunior de Kiburg et Anna uxor eius” [404]. m secondly (contract 27 Jan 1254) ELISABETH de Chalon, daughter of HUGUES de Chalons Sire de Salins Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix von Andechs-Merano Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-9 Jul 1275). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. She became a Clarissan nun at Freiburg. Graf Hartmann [V] & his first wife had one child:
i) WERNER (-after 4 Jun 1253).
Graf Hartmann [V] & his second wife had two children:
ii) ANNA . The charter dated 1263, under which the town of Fribourg placed itself under the protection of “Dominum Comitem Rudolfum de Habisburg Landgravium Alsatie” also names “Anna ipsius domini neptis, domina nostra, quondam filia…domini nostri comitis Hartmanni junioris de Kyburgo” [405]. Dame de Fribourg. “Anna quondam filia comitis…Hartmanni de Kiburgo junioris et…Eberhardus comes de Habisburg maritus eiusdem domine” confirmed the privileges of the town of Fribourg by charter dated Mar 1275 [406]. “Domini…Eberhardi comitis de Habsburch et…dominæ…Annæ uxoris suæ” confirmed the donation to the abbey of Frienisberg by “Petrus de Viviers” by charter dated Oct 1275 [407]. The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “XII Kal Dec” of “Frow Anna gräfin von Kiburg” [408]. m ([30 Oct/12 Dec] 1271) EBERHARD Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg, son of RUDOLF I “der Schweigsame” Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Gertrud von Regensberg (-1284, before 2 Jun). Graf von Kiburg.
iii) son (posthumously 1264-before 7 Feb 1265).
b) CLEMENTIA . 1248/49. m firstly RUDOLF [I] Graf von Montfort (-[Oct 1244/1247]). m secondly — Graf von Hohenberg .
c) ADELHEID . 1258. m (before 29 Sep 1242) FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Leiningen in Dagsburg und Hardenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Leiningen & his wife Agnes von Eberstein (-1287).
2. HARTMANN [III] (-27 Nov 1264, bur Wettingen). “…Ulricus comes de Kiburc et filii eius Wernerus et Hardemannu…” witnessed a charter of Friedrich II King of Germany dated 31 Mar 1213 [409]. His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1226 under which “Haimonem dominum de Fucignie” reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by “comitibus de Ciburc”, which names “comitibus de Kibor Vuernerio et Armanno…quia filii erant sororis Bertoldi ducis Faringie” [410]. Graf von Kiburg. The necrology of Wettingen records the death “V Kal Dec 1262” of “com Hartmannus senior de Kiburg” [411]. m (contract Mouden 1 Jun 1218) MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Beatrix] de Genève (1212-1/2 Sep 1270 or 1273 [412]). The contract of marriage between “Thomas comes Savoyæ…filiam suam Margaritham…infra nubiles annos” and “comiti Hartmanno filio comitis Ulrici de Kyburg” is dated 1 Jun 1218, stating that “Dni Bertholdi comitis de Novocastro et Dni Wilhelmi de Stavayé” acted as guarantors, and with the consent of “Ulricus comes de Kyburg et comes Garnerius frater eius et comitissa uxor comitis de Kyburg” [413]. Her marriage date is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which her husband “H. comes de Kiburch” confirmed donations “propter nuptias uxori sue filie comitis Sabaudie”, with the consent of “fratris sui Ul. Constantiensis canonici et H. filii fratris sui beate memorie Wer. quondam comitis de Kiburch” [414]. The Chronicon Colmarense records that “comes…[Kiburc]” married “filiam comitis de Sabaudia” [415]. “Amedeus comes Sabaudie et marchio Italie” granted “castrum…Monteys” {Montheys} to “sorori mee Margarete comitisse de Kiborch” by charter dated 16 Oct 1239 [416]. “Amedeus comes Sabaudie et in Italie marchio…cum…genetrice sua et fratribus suis B. Bellicensi Electo et Philippo Metensi Primicerio” granted “villam S. Mauritii de Chablaisio” {Saint-Maurice de Chablais} to “soror illorum Margareta comitissa de Kiborch” by charter dated 24 Feb 1240 [417]. “H. comes de Kyburch” granted “castra Windegge, Oltingen…advocatiam et predium in Shennis, Wizennanc et Kemanatvn” to “uxori mee” by way of dower, with the consent of “fratruelis mei H”, by charter dated 28 May 1241 [418]. The same collection includes several other charters relating to this grant, dated between 9 Jul 1241 and 1243 [419]. Her parentage is confirmed by the 1264 testament of her brother Boniface [420]. According to Europäische Stammtafeln [421], Marguerite de Savoie married secondly Eberhard von Habsburg-Laufenburg, son of Rudolf III Graf von Habsburg-Laufenburg & his wife Gertrud von Regensberg. Apart from the unlikelihood of Graf Eberhard (who at the time must have been at least 40 years old) marrying as his first wife a lady over 50 years old, his marriage to Anna heiress of Kiburg is recorded [422] as having taken place in [30 Oct/12 Dec] 1271 when Marguerite was still alive. In addition, the Chronicle of Hautecombe refers to Marguerite as ‘Margarita comitissa de Quiborch in Alemania’ when she died, with no mention of Habsburg-Laufenburg. The necrology of Waldens records the death “Kal Sep” of “Margareta com de Kuberg” [423]. The necrology of Fraubrunnen records the death “1 Kal Sep” of “Her Hartman graf von Kyburg und frow Margreta sin gemachel” [424], the date apparently referring to the death of Marguerite. The necrology of Wettingen records the death “IV Non Sep” of “Margareta com de Kiburch” [425].
3. ULRICH (-17 Jun 1237). His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which her husband “H. comes de Kiburch” confirmed donations “propter nuptias uxori sue filie comitis Sabaudie”, with the consent of “fratris sui Ul. Constantiensis canonici et H. filii fratris sui beate memorie Wer. quondam comitis de Kiburch” . Canon at Basel Cathedral 1223. Canon at Konstanz Cathedral 1229. Provost of Beromünster and Imperial chaplain 1231/34. Bishop of Chur 1233.
4. HEILWIG ([1192]-30 Apr 1260, bur Muri). The Ellenhardi Chronicon refers to the wife of “Alberti comitis in Habichburg…lantgravius Alsatie superioris” as “filia comitis in Kiburch” [427]. A Habsburg genealogy names “Heilwigam filiam Uolrici comitis de Chiburg” as the wife of “Alberctus” [428]. m ([1217]) ALBRECHT [IV] “der Weise” von Habsburg, son of RUDOLF II “der Alte” Graf von Habsburg, Herr zu Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von Staufen (-Ascalon, Palestine 22 Nov 1240). He succeeded his father in 1232 as Graf von Habsburg.
5. MECHTILD . 1232. m RUDOLF [I] Graf von Rapperswil (-1250). The index of benefactors of Wettingen records the death in 1250 of “Rudolphus com de Raperschwyl, patruus fundatoris” and his burial at Wettingen .
6. ADELHEID (-1231 or after). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m GERHARD [IV] Graf von Dollnstein und Hirschberg, son of GERHARD [II] Graf von Dollnstein & his wife — (-1225).

he House of Kyburg was family of Grafen or counts from Zürich in Switzerland. The family was one of the three most powerful noble families in the Swiss plateau beside the Habsburg and the House of Savoy during the 11th and 12th Centuries. With the extinction of the male line in 1263, Rudolph of Habsburg laid claim to the Kyburg lands and annexed them to the Habsburg holdings, which marked the beginning of the Habsburg rise to power.

The first line of counts of Kyburg were influential in local politics during the 1020s but the male line died out in 1078. Kyburg castle, southeast of Winterthur (in the modern canton of Zürich), passed on to the Swabian counts of Dillingen.[1] Through the marriage of Hartmann von Dillingen († 1121) with a certain Adelheid the House of Dillingen acquired the old Kyburg possessions as well as territorial claims in the Thurgau. The exact origin of Adelheid is unclear. She is either the granddaughter of the Count of Grüningen-Winterthur or from a cadet branch of the Winterthur family, the Counts of Nellenburg. She might also be the daughter of Adalbert II von Winterthur, the last knight from Winterthur, who died in 1053 at the Battle of Civitate against the Normans.

Expansion of the Kyburg lands
The Kyburg land continued to be part of the possessions of the House of Dillingen until the grandson of Hartmann von Dillingen, Hartmann III († 1180), split the Dillingen lands.[2] Adalbert received the Swabian territories, while Hartmann III von Dillingen got the Swiss lands and became Hartmann I of Kyburg. The House of Kyburg were vassals of the Duke of Swabia, who was of the House of Hohenstaufen and would become the Kings of Germany from 1138-1254. When the House of Lenzburgdied out in 1172/73, the Kyburgs together with the Hohenstaufen and Zähringen split the Lenzburg possessions between them. The Kyburg family acquired the allodial title to the Vogtei of Windegg or Gaster (today 7 municipalities in the See-Gaster Wahlkreis of St. Gallen) and land around Baden. Later additional Lenzburg territories, the Schänis Abbey and Beromünster, were also acquired by the House of Kyburg.

In 1180 the family began to consolidate their power. They founded the cities of Diessenhofen and Winterthur to help spread their power. They also appointed many of the Lenzburg, and later Zähringen, vassals to be unfree knights or Ministerialis for the Kyburg family.

When the Zähringen family died out in 1218, the Kyburgs grabbed another chance to expand. Anna von Zähringen, the sister of the last Duke of Zähringen, Berthold V, was the wife of Ulrich III von Kyburg (†1227). From the Zähringen line the Kyburgs acquired land west of the Rhine and in Burgundy including the cities of Fribourg,Thun and Burgdorf as well as estates in the canton of Zurich. However, the House of Hohenstaufen, the family of the Holy Roman Emperors, refused to support the Kyburg claims on the city of Zurich and in 1226 on the Abbey of St. Gall. As a result, they turned increasingly away from the Hohenstaufens and in 1243 and were one of the mainstays of the pro-Pope and anti-Holy Roman Emperor Party.

Around 1220 they started to make claims on property and rights that had unclear ownership and was near property that they already owned. In 1225 they founded a burial site for the Chorherrenstift Heiligberg in the center of the property of the former Freiherr von Weisslingen at Winterthur, and in 1233 founded Töss Abbey west of Winterthur. Both sites were endowed with property that they had taken from the Weisslingen and Rossberg families. These two properties served to define the borders between the Kyburg and Rapperswil families.[3]

At the same time the Kyburg family attempted to strengthen themselves through marriage. Hartmann V, a grandson of Ulrich III was engaged to Anna of Rapperswil in 1227. His uncle, Hartmann IV, called the Elder, married Margaret of Savoy while his sister Heilwig, the future mother of King Rudolf I von Habsburg, married Albert IV of Habsburg

Even though the family continued to found cities and expand, they were declining in power. In 1230 they founded Zug and Baden, then Frauenfeld, Aarau, Lenzburg, and Mellingen. In 1250 they founded Sursee, Weesen and the fortified towns of Kyburg and Laupen. The last two were Richensee and Huttwil which they lost shortly thereafter.

Suffix Graf von Kyburg Birth of, Kyburg, Zürich, Switzerland Gender Male AFN WRQG-ST Ecclesiastic 1212 [ 4] Vogt von Schänis Beromünster u Glarus Name AKA Ulrich Count of Kyburg [ 5] Name AKA Ulrich III [ 6] Died 1227 [ 6, 7] Buried Schäntis Beromünster, Luzern, Switzerland [ 4] Person ID I50509 Europe: Royal and Noble Houses with Colonial American Connections Last Modified 24 Jul 2011
Father Hartmann III, Graf von Kyburg-Dillingen, d. Aft 22 Aug 1180 Mother Richenza von Lenzburg, d. Abt 24 Apr 1172 Family ID F185946 Group Sheet
Family Anna von Zähringen, d. Yes, date unknown Married Y [ 6] Children
1. Werner, Graf von Kyburg, d. 1228, Acre, Palestine
2. Heilwig von Kyburg, b. Abt 1192, of, Kyburg, Zürich, Switzerland , d. 30 Apr 1260, of, Kyburg, Zurich, Switzerland
3. Hartmann III “der Ältere”, Graf von Kyburg, d. 27 Nov 1264
4. Ulrich von Kyburg, Bischof von Chur, d. 17 Jun 1237
5. Mechtilde von Kyburg, d. Aft 1232
6. Adelheid von Kyburg-Dillingen, d. Aft 1231
Last Modified 15 Jul 2011 Family ID F148606 Group Sheet
Notes
MILITARY: In the Crusades in 1190. NOTE: Was the count of Kyburg, Leutzburgh and Baden. A descendant from the Dukes of Zahringen.

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